Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9022 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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All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5460 Apr 7, 2013
Riskier wrote:
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Has anyone noticed severe tooth decay...My teeth are getting really bad...and my dentist mentioned that I have no enamel left on my back teeth....he mentioned it is because of the clay.........?
Sadly, yes - I have damaged teeth, and I'm sure there is a problem with the enamel. I think part of my problem is sampling various things, some of which is very hard. I've also read that baking soda, even though it is an ingredient in some toothpaste, can be harmful to enamel.

I've said it here before: I don't encourage eating baking soda because of its super high sodium content, but unfortunately I regularly chew and spit it out (then rinse out my mouth to try to avoid excessive sodium, but I know that I am probably still absorbing too much which isn't good).

Happy right now because I have some kaolin powder which I've made into chunks. Not as good as natural chunks, but so, so smooth and creamy.
Riskier

Plymouth, MN

#5461 Apr 7, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Sadly, yes - I have damaged teeth, and I'm sure there is a problem with the enamel. I think part of my problem is sampling various things, some of which is very hard. I've also read that baking soda, even though it is an ingredient in some toothpaste, can be harmful to enamel.
I've said it here before: I don't encourage eating baking soda because of its super high sodium content, but unfortunately I regularly chew and spit it out (then rinse out my mouth to try to avoid excessive sodium, but I know that I am probably still absorbing too much which isn't good).
Happy right now because I have some kaolin powder which I've made into chunks. Not as good as natural chunks, but so, so smooth and creamy.
Thanks a lot for your response....my teeth has gone really bad too:(
ati

London, UK

#5462 Apr 8, 2013
today i eat 1 spoon multani miiti but i dont like that test.
ati

London, UK

#5463 Apr 8, 2013
bocoz its a month i did not eat multani mitti.
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo

Santa Monica, CA

#5464 Apr 8, 2013
Maybe a mineral deficiency.
http://www.nichirenbuddhist.org/
deepti

UK

#5465 Apr 8, 2013
I sumtymz eat it too much but nw a days its in control u can say I bought 2 kgs about more dan a mnth ago n I stil have about 1 kg remaing....n I hve not noticd ny harm juzz I dun get my periods on tym....nthng else...
ati

London, UK

#5466 Apr 8, 2013
deepti wrote:
I sumtymz eat it too much but nw a days its in control u
can say I bought 2 kgs about more dan a mnth ago n I stil have about 1
kg remaing....n I hve not noticd ny harm juzz I dun get my periods on
tym....nthng else...
last two years i dont eat mitti to much . just once month i eat mitti thats y i have no health problem . now i m happy for control my this craving.
Nara

Leeds, UK

#5468 Apr 8, 2013
Mavu, I just bought my share of product, but only because I really wanted to try this, and I wanted to support the suppliers on this forum. BUT I am sadly dissapointed. I feel that you are too expensive with the shipment to UK consumers and the products, despite having the shipment costs are overpriced. It might just be my last time buying especially if the cost is not justified by the quantity I get.
I'm from kenya/tanzania and will be more than glad to start my own if I feel that people are being taken advantage of. If not, I will be more than happy to continue to support.

Since: Feb 13

London, UK

#5469 Apr 8, 2013
Nara wrote:
Mavu, I just bought my share of product, but only because I really wanted to try this, and I wanted to support the suppliers on this forum. BUT I am sadly dissapointed. I feel that you are too expensive with the shipment to UK consumers and the products, despite having the shipment costs are overpriced. It might just be my last time buying especially if the cost is not justified by the quantity I get.
I'm from kenya/tanzania and will be more than glad to start my own if I feel that people are being taken advantage of. If not, I will be more than happy to continue to support.
Hi Nara,

The postage prices are what the post office quoted me. I went last week with exactly the package I'd be sending and they said to post in the UK would be exactly 3, and that's with me not charging for the packaging which I personally paid for. This is something I can't change nor am I making a profit from.

In terms of the price of the product itself the prices I'm charging are the lowest I could go as I needed to recoup the money I spent buying and getting the clay shipped here. I tried to be reasonable and think 'would I pay this price?' whilst trying not to make a loss.

I hope the pricing of everything makes more sense now and I definitely encourage you to start your own! The more the merrier! Thanks for the support!

Mavu
Riskier

Plymouth, MN

#5470 Apr 8, 2013
deepti wrote:
I sumtymz eat it too much but nw a days its in control u can say I bought 2 kgs about more dan a mnth ago n I stil have about 1 kg remaing....n I hve not noticd ny harm juzz I dun get my periods on tym....nthng else...
You must have regular periods and on time....you said you are not getting periods on time right? That's what happened to my sister...she used to eat clay at very young age...did not get periods on time....gradually she started having periods once in 2 months and then even further apart....

TOOTH DECAY IS MY BIGGEST ISSUE TOO.....

So my sincere advice even if you eat clay never miss your iron pills...just takes 2 seconds of your time....we have to care for our body....god bless....
Riskier

Plymouth, MN

#5471 Apr 8, 2013
ati wrote:
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last two years i dont eat mitti to much . just once month i eat mitti thats y i have no health problem . now i m happy for control my this craving.
Sweet heart take iron pills as your cravings are really low and you can be completely off this habit and its side effects...
The more you read the more videos you watch the more you feel like eating...
Nara

Leeds, UK

#5472 Apr 8, 2013
I appreciate the response.
But like I said, I am really hoping the quantity justifies the price. I don't blame you for trying to break even but its just very vague to me and maybe this response has been helpful to others as well. The products are new and it is such a gamble but my fingers are crossed that they are good as I know them to be.
Thank you for the products.

Since: Feb 13

London, UK

#5473 Apr 8, 2013
Nara wrote:
I appreciate the response.
But like I said, I am really hoping the quantity justifies the price. I don't blame you for trying to break even but its just very vague to me and maybe this response has been helpful to others as well. The products are new and it is such a gamble but my fingers are crossed that they are good as I know them to be.
Thank you for the products.
No problem! The quantity you are receiving is exactly what is in the product photography. I did this specifically for those that wanted to know exactly what they are buying so that there are no surprises. Sorry if my response was vague. What would you like me to clear up for you?
mary tyler

Fort Worth, TX

#5474 Apr 8, 2013
Congrats MavuSeller the new web look awesome.Wishing you the best .@ Soul Sista how have you been you have been quite lately hope all is well looks like all the suppliers have a website are you going to be starting yours soon ? I would love to see pictures of the Ghana Clay chucks .(Orginal State).I would again like to say Thanks You to All the clay suppliers for making all these clay available all over the world.

Since: Feb 13

London, UK

#5475 Apr 8, 2013
mary tyler wrote:
Congrats MavuSeller the new web look awesome.Wishing you the best .@ Soul Sista how have you been you have been quite lately hope all is well looks like all the suppliers have a website are you going to be starting yours soon ? I would love to see pictures of the Ghana Clay chucks .(Orginal State).I would again like to say Thanks You to All the clay suppliers for making all these clay available all over the world.
Thank you so much Mary! I agree with you where are all my sellers at!? Would like to find out how you're all doing!
ati

London, UK

#5476 Apr 8, 2013
Riskier wrote:
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Sweet heart take iron pills as your cravings are really low and you can be completely off this habit and its side effects...
The more you read the more videos you watch the more you feel like eating...
thanks for the advise friend. i like read the ur all comments. but i control my self.

Since: Feb 13

London, UK

#5477 Apr 9, 2013
To my UK Ladies!

In response to Nara's message as I was posting the orders for today, it turned out the postage is cheaper than what I was quoted last week as my packages fit through the letter box so 1 order will only cost you 1.20 first class or 2.30 recorded delivery.

And by attached two packages together it all comes to a total of 3 which is cheaper than sending them individually. Not bad at all!

Hope this is good news for those that were a little hesitant to order because of the postage costs.
Nara

Leeds, UK

#5478 Apr 9, 2013
Thank you Mavu.
clayaholic

Sheffield, UK

#5479 Apr 9, 2013
Wow!! Mavu the new site is looking so good! Very professional and I'm liking the new stance on customer service. Well done. I've placed my order for both clays already so I'll be waiting to try and hoping its as good as you say.

Aah imagine if its 'the one'!! lol :)
mary tyler

Dallas, TX

#5480 Apr 9, 2013
Hello forum Ghana Clay for sale in the US. She now working on her website as well ...She has egg shaped molded / NEW on the menu is the Round Ghana clay smoke / roasted . Email [email protected]

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