A lack of appetite which is not related to a particular disorder can be explained by a Vitamin B8 deficiency. Good sources of B8 are:
– liver, kidney
– egg yolk
– chocolate, peanuts
– split peas
– brewer’s yeast
– all animal and vegetable tissue (in smaller amounts)
Vitamin B8 is the one most often recommended by doctors for persons who lack appetite. Plant therapists recommend avoiding the following foods: apricots, celery, chicory, tarragon, onions, oranges, parsley and dandelion.
If you find you seldom feel hungry, the best thing to do is eat small, highly nutritious meals. One example would be a bowl of yogurt with some cereal, stewed fruit, wheat germ and a few ground almonds.
Too much Vitamin D can also cause appetite loss. If you are taking Vitamin D supplements, you may want to reduce the dosage.