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Listening to your cravings. The story of how tart cherries saved my productivity.

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Good morning permies,
I want to share the story of my journey to better health. It all started about 10 years ago, I weighed 420 pounds at 21 years old. I quit smoking, started exercising barefoot, and I started gardening.
Fast forward 10 years, and I am still struggling with my weight, although it's much less struggle hoping to get back down from 250(now) to 215(previous low and current goal).

Earlier last summer I started developing what I thought was turf toe. I thought it was due to running barefoot on pavement and being overweight. I basically gave up running waiting on this to heal.
The problem kept getting worse, and reached a climax after I downed a huge pot of venison bone broth stew over the course of a few days. I couldn't even walk. I thought I was going to have to go to the doctor
and get put on a daily regimen of pills(YUCK!.) So, I was shopping and noticed that cherries were in season and they had 2 varieties. I picked up a can of dark red and a can of tart cherry. As a lazy follower of the keto
diet, I noticed that the tart cherries weren't so bad; so I put the dark red cherries up. After I got home, I cracked open that can and decided to try that juice. Let me tell you, boy! that was the best tasting stuff I had ever tasted. I added a little stevia, and ended up eating a whole can for supper. Granted, this was going to put me way over my designated carbs for the day, but I couldn't help myself. The next day, when I awoke, the pain had almost fully subsided!

That same day, I decided to start doing a little poking around, and I found that tart cherry can help treat gout, and that extract can be nearly as effective, so I ordered a bottle from a trusted manufacturer, and I haven't looked back!

I take 2 2400mg capsules per day, at about $.01 per dose.

This sure beat the heck out of expensive doctor visits and poisonous daily pills.

I made sure to mention how I ate a whole bunch of that venison bone broth and it caused my issue. The stuff tasted downright good, but it was not a craving.

When I tasted that tart cherry juice, it awakened something primal inside of me. I really couldn't get enough. This was an entirely different feeling from wanting to eat a bunch of that tasty stew. Especially since tart cherries typically aren't supposed to be consumed without some kind of sweetener.

So the moral of this story is, if your body ever really craves something, you should look into what that might mean. There is plenty of documentation out there to help you figure out what these cravings might mean. Another example is chocolate cravings, this can mean you have a magnesium deficiency.

Please don't hesitate to go to the doctor for serious issues!
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