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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Addicted to eating corn starch

Cornstarch being mixed with water, to prepare ...Image via Wikipedia
If you suffer from addiction and you live in South Carolina please see: Addiction Treatment Centers in South Carolina.

Any time you are addicted to any substance there is usually an underlying issue at hand. When you are addicted to consuming non food items the condition is called Pica.

Pica is a condition marked by the continual eating of non nutritive items and the list is long and varied. Eating disorders like Pica need to be medically addressed, and it is usually a red flag of a deficiency in your bodies delicate mineral balance. If you are addicted to eating corn starch then you certainly need to address the problem with your family doctor who may be able to treat your condition or refer you to a specialist that can help.

 In many cases a person suffers from more than one addiction, even in Pica there is a chance you are eating other items which aren't commonly thought of as appropriate for a diet. Simple blood tests can be examined to see if there is an underlying deficiency that can be addressed. In some Pica cases, the patience addiction or craving leads to intestinal blockages, and serious health consequences.

A person that is engaged in any form of Pica needs to understand that even seemingly non dangerous or toxic items are not always manufactured in sterile conditions, nor are they regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Many non nutritive items manufactured in factories have impurities and trace contaminates that you may not want in your body.

Some trace contaminants can be insect parts, mice excrement and body parts, traces of chemicals used in pesticides as well as petroleum based products. If your body is subjected to these long enough there could be health issues as a result. For help with your Pica, see: Eating disorder referral

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