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How do food addictions and allergies work?

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I read that food allergies can become addictions because our bodies craves the food we are allergic to (some, not all obviously) and can lead to the addiction of that food. This is counter intuitive on so many levels lol So maybe I understood incorrectly.

Can someone explain the link between food allergy and addiction? Is this pseudoscience or real? How does it work?

Serious answers only.


Edited by Morataya

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Some foods might have chemicals that our bodies become dependant on and when those are deprived we experience withdrawal. I don't think that is necessarily exclusive to having an allergy. It happens to everyone (chocolate=dopamine, coffee=caffeine, both psychoactive chemicals). It's probably just more pronounced in allergy sufferers because they are more restricted and have to fight the withdrawal symptoms for longer.

Unfortunately I haven't heard much about the addiction-allergy relationship, so I can't really offer much insight haha. I'll be interested to hear other people's theories.

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