Thanks folks...I'm checking the net for info....especially on the kidney cancer websites that Heather (naturally) bookmarked six months ago.
That thing about someone WANTING to eat coal is amazing, and Jeri mentioned (on the phone) to me about wanting to eat "chalk"(!!) at one time. The body IS truly amazing obviously, and I know very little about it. I'm gonna do some catching up over the next few weeks.
I DID use a LOT of heavy spices before (while I was still puffing) and use very little now. People were right!!