Have you ever heard of Gourmand Syndrome?
For example, a snowboarder recently sustained brain damage in a near-fatal accident and awoke from a coma experiencing intense cravings for basil pesto, a food he had no particular feelings for prior to the fall.
I’m fascinated by this disease…because I think I have its polar opposite.
You see, I experienced a hard blow to the head at an early age. It wasn’t coma-worthy — just involved some stitches and a scar to the forehead. But I think it may have made me obsessed with the ‘non-fine dining’ choices on menus.
Goodness knows that’s the type of food I crave to this day. And if I can blame a whack on the head and call it Junk Food Syndrome — instead of a lack of self-control —
Sign me up.