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Why am I craving onions?

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A craving for onions is an indication that the liver is not functioning as well as it should. These cravings mean the body is lacking sulfur. Onions contain sulfur, which improves liver function.

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It is important for the liver to function properly because the liver helps to break down toxins and balance hormones. Eating a lot of greasy foods can be the source of decreased liver function. This strains the liver and does not allow it break down food properly. There are a few physical signs that mean the liver is in distress, including yellowing in the eyes and the nails and red spots around the eyebrows.

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    Where do onions come from?

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    How do onions reproduce?

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    Is it safe to eat wild onions?

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    Wild onions are safe to eat, and they have a very distinct appearance and smell that make them easy to identify. However, there is a plant called the death camas that looks very similar to the wild onion but is very poisonous.

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    How long do onions take to grow?

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