Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9263 comments on the GoErie.com story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Why do I often crave eating clay?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay.

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FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#280 Oct 10, 2011
Its probably caused by vaccines
crazy gal

New Delhi, India

#281 Oct 11, 2011
Chalk lover wrote:
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Calcium bentonite is supposed to be the 'better' clay. And no, you wont get worms by eating clay. If you eat the dirt off the ground (top soil) without baking it first to kill the parasites, then yes worm eggs may be in it. I'm no expert and I've never tried eating top soil and never will. Clay has been know to draw toxins and parasites out of the body - not put then in. I hope this helps.
thnx,is fuller's earth an edible clay...may i eat it ?
clayeater

New Delhi, India

#282 Oct 11, 2011
can eating clay cause stones in my body specially bentonite,montmorillonite and fuller's earth...?!
Chalk lover

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#283 Oct 11, 2011
crazy gal wrote:
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thnx,is fuller's earth an edible clay...may i eat it ?
Apparently fuller earth is a form of kaolin clay with all the impurities still within it. Here is the link I seen the info on: http://www.henriettesherbal.com/eclectic/bpc1...

I don't think bentonite clay will give you stones - this is the clay that experts say is 'ok' to consume. Here is a link: http://www.californiaearthminerals.com/produc...
This red clay can be bought at clay remedies in the actual chunk form or refined powder and tablet forms. Warning- salty taste and forms large sticky clumps in your mouth. Hope this helps
clayeater

Delhi, India

#285 Oct 13, 2011
Hey do u know any site from i can buy these edible clays in india at cheap prices...!
crazy gal

Delhi, India

#286 Oct 13, 2011
hey guys plz tell me....is fuller's earth an edible clay....?is it safe to eat it??????
Gap546

United States

#287 Oct 14, 2011
I'v been eating white clay since i was a child and i am 33 now!i am Ghanaian and live in Ghana now so i get easy access to the Ghanaian white clay known as ' ayilo' or 'shire'.i started feelin dizzy n tired easily for a coupla months now.is it as a result of my pica disorder?HELP!
Sarah

London, UK

#288 Oct 14, 2011
Gap546 wrote:
I'v been eating white clay since i was a child and i am 33 now!i am Ghanaian and live in Ghana now so i get easy access to the Ghanaian white clay known as ' ayilo' or 'shire'.i started feelin dizzy n tired easily for a coupla months now.is it as a result of my pica disorder?HELP!
Clay eaten over a long time causes health problems,i stopped it shile becoz i used to get sensations in my head when i eat it,now i am ok
crazy gal

New Delhi, India

#289 Oct 17, 2011
is it okay to eat fuller's earth?is it an edible clay?
crazy gal

Delhi, India

#290 Oct 17, 2011
sour dirt lover wrote:
IM from tuscaloosa alabama and i love to eat yellow clay its verry good. Ive diffrent clays but its not as good as the yellow clay
do u mean fuller's earth by yellow dirt?
crazy gal

Delhi, India

#291 Oct 17, 2011
angela wrote:
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i m also indian ... and m not sure of an indian clay that is roasted and sold for eating...... the only clay sold in india is fuller's earth ( multani mitti) which is fried i believe and yellowish in color and used as a face pack and stuff... i mean pregnant women eat it . sometimes people eat it. and it does not cost $5 per kg. I remember you could buy almost 5 pounds or so for about 10 indian rupees. One dollar is about 45 rupees. so i am not sure what clay is it that costs about $5 a kg in india. Just letting you know
is it safe to eat multani mitti?
angela

New Hyde Park, NY

#292 Oct 18, 2011
crazy gal wrote:
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is it safe to eat multani mitti?
aap multani mitti kha sakte ho par, clay bhut kam quantity mai khaye to hi detoxify karta hai. usually ek do chamach hi recommend karte hain. agar aap pure bade bade chunks kha rahe ho to aapko kabaj, constipation hogi. aur aapko kideny stones bhi ho sakte hain unless aap 3-4 gallon pani kay pi rahe ho sath mai ek day mai. mai bhi indian hoon. maine bhi multani mitti khaye hai. aur yahan america mai white dirt naam se milti hai ek clay itz kaolin clay. it tastes really good. wo jo apne india mai slate kay upppar likhne ki batti or chalk hoti hai smooth si, that's what white dirt tastes like. par truth is truth. jyada clay consume karna acha nahi hai. jitna kam se kam khao to acha hai. hope this helps. bhut sare cases mai to maine suna hai ki fertility ki problem bhi ho sakti hai.
clay lover

Melbourne, Australia

#293 Oct 19, 2011
wow, i cant believe all thes people who love eating clay! i'v been doing it since i was about 5 years old i'm now 21! i just to eat orange clay-like gravel and my mum always told me off so i keep my clay eating a secret now. i'm too scared to tell my partner about in case he freaks out and we break up. i eat attapulgite now i actually get it from a pet shop its used as a kitty litter (obviously i dont eat the used stuff eeww) i keep a little bag of it with me when i go out and have it in my pockets when im at work. it make my teeth a little sensitive when i eat too much of it but i just cut down for a few days and then get right back to it.

does anyone know if eating attapulgite is bad for you? i know it is in some medications for diarrohea, i just want to know if anyone else out there eats what i do.
crazy gal

Delhi, India

#294 Oct 21, 2011
angela wrote:
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aap multani mitti kha sakte ho par, clay bhut kam quantity mai khaye to hi detoxify karta hai. usually ek do chamach hi recommend karte hain. agar aap pure bade bade chunks kha rahe ho to aapko kabaj, constipation hogi. aur aapko kideny stones bhi ho sakte hain unless aap 3-4 gallon pani kay pi rahe ho sath mai ek day mai. mai bhi indian hoon. maine bhi multani mitti khaye hai. aur yahan america mai white dirt naam se milti hai ek clay itz kaolin clay. it tastes really good. wo jo apne india mai slate kay upppar likhne ki batti or chalk hoti hai smooth si, that's what white dirt tastes like. par truth is truth. jyada clay consume karna acha nahi hai. jitna kam se kam khao to acha hai. hope this helps. bhut sare cases mai to maine suna hai ki fertility ki problem bhi ho sakti hai.
ek do spoons to kha sakte hai na daily...?isme to koi problem nhi h na?Apko kabi koi stone problem hui h kya clay consuming ki wajah se??N 1 more thing isse koi worms ki problem to nhi hoti h na?
Chalk lover

London, UK

#295 Oct 21, 2011
If anyone wants help to stop eating clay or chalky stuff then the best advice I can give is change your food from dead to living - that means don't eat cooked food - only eat raw food (fruit veg, nuts grains) Trust me, I know it sounds extreme but this is the best thing you can do. I've tried it for 3 days and I felt fab. On the second day I had a headache and that was due to the detoxifying process. After that I felt great again. And best of all - I didn't crave any clay, chalk or DE. It's only until I ate a small amount of cooked food after day 3 that I instantly craved some kaolin clay. The food tasted nasty (even though I've eaten it many times before) And I felt so bloated and even more so when I ate the clay.

If your happy with the clay eating, fine, continue. But if you feel like your in a horrid cycle of eating foods which aren't super and then really craving the clay and having loads of it, then I suggest you give it a try.

Just try 1 day eating totally raw food. Here is the link where I got recipes for 1 day of raw food.
http://www.therawfoodcoach.com/free_stuff.php

Please give it a try. God created us and provided us with all the food we need but the current food practices now, totally change how food is meant to be consumed, hence all the health problems our bodies are weighed down with.

You have nothing to loose (apart from bad toxins and excess weight! lol!!!) And all to gain.

Hope this advice helps someone and God Bless
angela

Floral Park, NY

#296 Oct 21, 2011
crazy gal wrote:
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ek do spoons to kha sakte hai na daily...?isme to koi problem nhi h na?Apko kabi koi stone problem hui h kya clay consuming ki wajah se??N 1 more thing isse koi worms ki problem to nhi hoti h na?
No i never had problems with stones.... but i am a pre-med studnet.. and i know it will affect you if you dont' drink enough water. yes you could eat a spoon or two in a day.. it will cleanse your system. but do drink enough water. you won't get worms from multani mitti because its clean clay. dont eat just regular mitti. multani mitti is from below the top soil. so it's clean from most of the bacteria etc. i have severe anemia. and i know that is the reason why i crave clay. aap vitamin supplement lena start kare. Iron pills should help. jyada clay khana sehat kay liye acha nahi hai. be carefull. there were a few times when i got sick from eating clay i threw up and stuff. i guess koi bacteria andar chala gaya hoga. clay contaminated hoga. so you have to be carefull. aur powder wali multani mitti na khaye. kyonki i think usmain kuch bhi mix kar dete honge. sirf wo jo chunk se hote hain na wo khaye. agar aapko saaf kaolin clay milta ho wo multani mitti se jyada thik hai kyonki multani mitti jyada water absorb karti hain. agar aap clay khate ho to make sure you drink lotz of water. take care. aap aapni e-mail likh do yahan. next time i will send you an email
crazy gal

Delhi, India

#297 Oct 21, 2011
angela wrote:
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No i never had problems with stones.... but i am a pre-med studnet.. and i know it will affect you if you dont' drink enough water. yes you could eat a spoon or two in a day.. it will cleanse your system. but do drink enough water. you won't get worms from multani mitti because its clean clay. dont eat just regular mitti. multani mitti is from below the top soil. so it's clean from most of the bacteria etc. i have severe anemia. and i know that is the reason why i crave clay. aap vitamin supplement lena start kare. Iron pills should help. jyada clay khana sehat kay liye acha nahi hai. be carefull. there were a few times when i got sick from eating clay i threw up and stuff. i guess koi bacteria andar chala gaya hoga. clay contaminated hoga. so you have to be carefull. aur powder wali multani mitti na khaye. kyonki i think usmain kuch bhi mix kar dete honge. sirf wo jo chunk se hote hain na wo khaye. agar aapko saaf kaolin clay milta ho wo multani mitti se jyada thik hai kyonki multani mitti jyada water absorb karti hain. agar aap clay khate ho to make sure you drink lotz of water. take care. aap aapni e-mail likh do yahan. next time i will send you an email
thnx a lot angela for the info....!!It really goona help me..!I must say u hav great knowlegde of dis kind of stuff....!tnx a lot....!!
thulisile

South Africa

#298 Oct 24, 2011
plz guys clay is not good for any human bieng in this world stop eating it be4 its too late
Sadie

United States

#299 Oct 24, 2011
Eating clay, hmm...I have never heard of this..but I bet you are not the only one who craves the taste of clay. I would check out Google and see what clay's ingredients are. Maybe that would give some kind of a clue as to why you like clay so much.
Elzie Beth

Springville, UT

#300 Oct 27, 2011
I have never had this problem... I didn't even know it existed.

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