Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9250 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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ackee

Coram, NY

#437 Feb 11, 2012
angela wrote:
<quoted text> hey ackeee . No I hav beeen waiting on them tooo. But from searching online I found out dat Joann fabric stores sell a white dirt clay or Kaolin clay made chalk called tailors chalk nd also on Ebay I saw dat they had a 50 lb bag of diatomious earth for about 50 dollars shipping included. Diatomious earth is a clay nd ppl say it taste really good. But it comes as powder only nd get d one dat says human daitomious earth. Heard its very good nd addictive. Also you could contact this man by the name of Charles madoxx . Search him on google his number will come up. They sell white dirt nd you could talk to him if he could offfer u a good deal . also from Petsmart there is a litter which iz pure clay itz like 30_40 lbs for like 5_6 dollars nd itz jus purd clay. even d white dirt from muttndjefff iz jus clay
straight from d mine . Clay is clay . The prices depends on what is it sold as. all d wbite dirt Sellers sell d clay straight fr rm mine they dont do nything special to make it edible for humans. Itz jus natural clay so if u could find d kitty litter only pure clay one with no perfumes or nyhting added . look at invredient should say pure clay nothing else. I havnt done NY of these cuz m trying NT to eat clay. Best thing u could do iz take iron pills nd multivitamin nd if possible check to seee if ur hormones are normal like thyroid etc. tc keeep in touch. Nd for alll those who say dnt eat clay it causes constipTion. That is absutley true u r supposed to drinks lotz of water cuz clay absorbs water nd clay is only good for u if u take like a few spooons a day that one helps absorb toxins but eating tooo much will cause constipation nd maybe kidney stones if u dont drink lots of water . I usualllly chew on clay nd when its alll wet I spit it out . Well I love d way it tastes jus d best ever b
I am definitely going to work on reducing my clay intake even though a 10lbs box can last me for months. I will wait for muttandjeff. This will give my body a break. I blood work back and I am anemic. I will be on a regiment of iron. When I think about some of your suggestions it make sense to wait. Maybe this will help me get some self control with regards to this matter.thanks for the advice .
ackee

Coram, NY

#438 Feb 11, 2012
It is amazing that clay can taste so good.
angela

Hicksville, NY

#439 Feb 11, 2012
ackee wrote:
It is amazing that clay can taste so good.
i agree with you . i have severe anemia and i am supposed to take iron pills 3 times a day. I know everytime i am anemic i crave dirt clay. i am trying to take my iron pillls and yeah if you take iron regularly and eat well ... the cravings go away. god bless us ..... this clay thing is so addictive and tastes so damn good
willow

Jackson, TN

#440 Feb 11, 2012
Been looking for chalk, so I got me sum chalk today an it was not good. I really want sum good clay,chalk to worried about eating cornstarch but I want sum.. I will start taking my iron an b-6 Sunday I hate this.
yum dirt

Stockbridge, GA

#441 Feb 11, 2012
I too have been addicted to dirt for a while now. I prefer white dirt, but I have also tried bentonite and it's an okay fix if I can't get my hands on white dirt. I too have been in a tango with trying to purchase from muttandjeff. Everyone else is just too dang expensive for a product they claim to be better than their competitors, but I've bought and the only difference I've seen in the clays is price... So I'm going to wait on mutt&jeff or wait until someone else starts selling white dirt at a reasonable price... I'm getting tired of waiting though.

Since: Apr 11

Racine, WI

#442 Feb 12, 2012
ackee wrote:
It is amazing that clay can taste so good.
I've tried that white dirt but I just don't like the taste. I trying to find the clay that I used to dig up in mississippi. That had that earthy sour taste to it. That white dirt taste like nothing. Is there anything i could do to it to make it taste better? I have been ordering pure kaolin clay baby powder and wetting it and baking it and that came more closer to the kind I used to eat from mississippi. It is a little darker in colour.
Chalk lover

Slough, UK

#443 Feb 12, 2012
swabbi wrote:
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I've tried that white dirt but I just don't like the taste. I trying to find the clay that I used to dig up in mississippi. That had that earthy sour taste to it. That white dirt taste like nothing. Is there anything i could do to it to make it taste better? I have been ordering pure kaolin clay baby powder and wetting it and baking it and that came more closer to the kind I used to eat from mississippi. It is a little darker in colour.
Hi Swabbi, how are u? Well you could try mixing the DE with the kaolin clay and baking that. That mix tastes nicer than just the clay. I have been off it for a while - until yesterday when I ate a load. But be warned - when you eat loads like I do you may break out in spots:-(
adaku

Swansea, UK

#444 Feb 12, 2012
Need clay badly,nzu preferrably but anything would do.stay in wales,united kingdom.Anyone with some information should please reach me on [email protected] you
willow

Jackson, TN

#445 Feb 12, 2012
Is there any chalk eaters out there? Can sum 1. Tell me the best chalk to eat?
monica23

Waynesboro, GA

#446 Feb 12, 2012
I'm from GA and there isnt anything better than pure white dirt aka Kaolin, I could eat it everyday. It is sold in 1lb bags at local gas stations ranging from $2.00 to about $3.00. If you havent tried it you should!!!
Brick

Hyderabad, India

#447 Feb 13, 2012
From where did u buy that wonderful red and yellow dirt???
Plz let me kno.....
willow

Jackson, TN

#448 Feb 13, 2012
monica23 wrote:
I'm from GA and there isnt anything better than pure white dirt aka Kaolin, I could eat it everyday. It is sold in 1lb bags at local gas stations ranging from $2.00 to about $3.00. If you havent tried it you should!!!
wish they sold it here.
Beinda

Leeds, UK

#449 Feb 13, 2012
Lol Linda. I ate calabar chalk in Cameroon since I was 3 years old, especially the scraped clean ones. I ate it for 14 years then the craving went away. Now am 24, pregnant with twins and its back. U say its not in london?? Well it is coz i just got some posted to me by my sister. She got it from Woolich Arsenal. The only cameroonian shop there. Ask anyone for directions and ya sure u get urself loads of calabar
Beinda

Leeds, UK

#450 Feb 13, 2012
willow wrote:
Is there any chalk eaters out there? Can sum 1. Tell me the best chalk to eat?
Please my advice to you is try to stop dear rather than seeking the best type of chalk to eat. I know its easier said than done, but trust me you don't want no longterm side effects.

I ate chalk, mud, clay, white powder, cement, a type of rock dug from within the earth and would normally stand under the rain to sniff the earth for 14years. Now I have been tackling a condition known as hypercalcaemia for 2 years now and the side effects have not been easy; nausea, vomitting, abdominal pains, headaches, and if the condition persists, kidney failure, coma then death.

Please try to stop.
willow

Jackson, TN

#451 Feb 13, 2012
My mother fount my chalk an ask if I eat it an I had to lie. I hate this chalk clay eating. It make me want to go back to cornstarch she never knew I was eating it.
ackee

Coram, NY

#452 Feb 14, 2012
monica23 wrote:
I'm from GA and there isnt anything better than pure white dirt aka Kaolin, I could eat it everyday. It is sold in 1lb bags at local gas stations ranging from $2.00 to about $3.00. If you havent tried it you should!!!
That so convenient that you can go to your local gas station and pick up clay whenever you need it.
yum dirt

Stockbridge, GA

#453 Feb 14, 2012
monica23 wrote:
I'm from GA and there isnt anything better than pure white dirt aka Kaolin, I could eat it everyday. It is sold in 1lb bags at local gas stations ranging from $2.00 to about $3.00. If you havent tried it you should!!!
There is a gas station I used to get clay from until an employee asked me if I was eating the clay. I was so embarrassed and told him I only use it as facial mask, which was half a lie... I mostly consume the clay.

I prefer buying online it can be a better bargain and a bit more discreet.
angela

Brooklyn, NY

#454 Feb 14, 2012
yum dirt wrote:
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There is a gas station I used to get clay from until an employee asked me if I was eating the clay. I was so embarrassed and told him I only use it as facial mask, which was half a lie... I mostly consume the clay.
I prefer buying online it can be a better bargain and a bit more discreet.
hey who do u buy it Frm online. A lot of us bought it Frm muttndjefferson inc but theh hav beeen out of for a while now nd everyone else is so expensive especially Sam general whose website ix whitedirt. Com thet charge ten dollars for two lbs . Seriously ridiculous . I can wait to get some. Goshhhhh.
monica23

Waynesboro, GA

#455 Feb 14, 2012
ackee wrote:
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That so convenient that you can go to your local gas station and pick up clay whenever you need it.
Yes it is! We also have clay hills where you can go dig it yourself for a more earthy flavor... getting ready to eat some in a little while!
monica23

Waynesboro, GA

#456 Feb 14, 2012
yum dirt wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a gas station I used to get clay from until an employee asked me if I was eating the clay. I was so embarrassed and told him I only use it as facial mask, which was half a lie... I mostly consume the clay.
I prefer buying online it can be a better bargain and a bit more discreet.
From where online do you order? Some clay tends to be gritty and I like the smooth kind...

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