Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 20 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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Stephanie

Nairobi, Kenya

#5771 May 2, 2013
clay junkie wrote:
Wacha tu! Saa hizi zinabake kwa oven, and yes I'm from Kenya eaten the red odowa, hard grey odowa, the grey supermarket odowa and the salted one. Mavus tastes more like the red odowa but with the grey supermarket odowa. Si nimechizi!
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Please could you let me know exactly where I can buy the clay from here in Kenya? I'm having some crazy cravings right now. Your reply would be much appreciated.
Shanu

Ashburn, VA

#5772 May 2, 2013
Hi munni
when you r doing somthing
smal peace clay pot enter youer mouth you lick this peace dont crave and after satisfaction throw the peace clay pots but pls dont eat slate pen bcs this is making stone in your baby stomachc.corn starch dont eat bcs that is dry your baby skin dry your waight put on
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5773 May 2, 2013
Shanu wrote:
Hi munni
when you r doing somthing
smal peace clay pot enter youer mouth you lick this peace dont crave and after satisfaction throw the peace clay pots but pls dont eat slate pen bcs this is making stone in your baby stomachc.corn starch dont eat bcs that is dry your baby skin dry your waight put on
SHanu... so sweet of u... Thanks for ur kind words..
I never ate cornstarch til now... n slate pencils, as I told u il try my best to get over wid it before my delivery itself.. n clay pot... ill try to do wot u've suggested n try to control myself...

As of now, red clay z all i need atleast fr a day, atleast once... n i swear i wud stop it once i get my hands on it !! Ny help pls..
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5774 May 2, 2013
LoveClay wrote:
Anyone wants red dirt? I have about 10 bags of red dirt, which i don't think I will use since I've started taking iron tablets and it really helps to curb dirt cravings.
Hi Loveclay..

im desperately waitin to have some of the red dirt.... ive been mentioning in my previous comments about it.. Can u send me samples of it.. as soon as possible.. plssss

Since: Jan 13

Pasadena, TX

#5775 May 2, 2013
Recd the Mavu clay yesterday. It's great. Tastes really earthy and I will order again. I ordered the red and white... I did n not taste the white yet. Had to make myself stop munching on the red. Ordering from Leslie today.
Mz libra

Alexandria, VA

#5776 May 2, 2013
All things clay wrote:
Oh Mz Libra good luck with going without. Are you trying to stop permanently, or just taking a break?
Hey ATC! I'm trying to stop all together, even with the white dirt. I've been eating more raw vegetables, especially when that craving comes upon me. Celery raw carrots and taking my iron pills. Hopefully it will help. I've been thinking what does my system look like after eating cornstarch. So I took some and added water to it and watched how thick and pasty it looked. I wondered is this how it looks trying to process thru my body. Being almost 42 I guess I've come to a place where I want to be as healthy as I can.
Alabama Red

United States

#5777 May 2, 2013
Meeee258 wrote:
Recd the Mavu clay yesterday. It's great. Tastes really earthy and I will order again. I ordered the red and white... I did n not taste the white yet. Had to make myself stop munching on the red. Ordering from Leslie today.
Hi Meeee258,
Glad you received your order from Mavu. I only ordered the red soil so I would love to get your opinion on the white.

Since: Oct 12

UK

#5778 May 2, 2013
Stephanie wrote:
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Please could you let me know exactly where I can buy the clay from here in Kenya? I'm having some crazy cravings right now. Your reply would be much appreciated.
Are you in kenya?? Clay is sold everywhere . In most supermarkets as well as on the streets . You can even dig it on the roadside if you like... Meeeen..
Alexx

Mcdonough, GA

#5779 May 2, 2013
I ran out of my batch of clay a few weeks ago . I ate the clay pretty quick due to the fact it was baked & tasted soo good . But my cravings has come back & I'm trying my best to not think about clay , but y'all reviews on clays & these videos are making wish I had a chunk of white dirt . I kinda wanna try cornstarch since that's everybody substitute for white dirt . But I don't know how I could hide it w/o my parents asking questions . It's a tough call but I think I can manage .
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5780 May 2, 2013
Mz libra wrote:
<quoted text> Hey ATC! I'm trying to stop all together, even with the white dirt. I've been eating more raw vegetables, especially when that craving comes upon me. Celery raw carrots and taking my iron pills. Hopefully it will help. I've been thinking what does my system look like after eating cornstarch. So I took some and added water to it and watched how thick and pasty it looked. I wondered is this how it looks trying to process thru my body. Being almost 42 I guess I've come to a place where I want to be as healthy as I can.
Hey Mz libra, again all the best in staying off.

I've been taking more iron pills lately too, even though they don't really agree with me, because I'd like to stop as well (even though right now I can't imagine stopping completely).

I know what you mean about the cornstarch and what it may be doing to our bodies. I had a sample of what it could do this afternoon, because I had a bad experience. I've eaten a lot of cornstarch over the past day or so, almost a whole box (I could easily eat a box a day in the past, but for a long while now I only have it occassionally). I guess my body wasn't used to it anymore, because I felt so sick earlier....really bloated, like I was going to throw up, and burping continuously (sorry to be graphic). I think it was a result of the starch plus I had eaten some cheese (I had a similar experience when I drank milk and ate the starch one time before, so there seems to be a problem with me and starch and dairy).

Anyway, feeling better now but no more starch for me today so I won't be making the chunks.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5781 May 2, 2013
Alexx wrote:
I ran out of my batch of clay a few weeks ago . I ate the clay pretty quick due to the fact it was baked & tasted soo good . But my cravings has come back & I'm trying my best to not think about clay , but y'all reviews on clays & these videos are making wish I had a chunk of white dirt . I kinda wanna try cornstarch since that's everybody substitute for white dirt . But I don't know how I could hide it w/o my parents asking questions . It's a tough call but I think I can manage .
Hi Alexx, I know it can be tough but since you say you think you can manage I advise you NOT to touch the starch. As you probably know it can be very addictive and can't be good for you.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5782 May 2, 2013
Ladies who have tried Mavu's red soil and Leslie's red clay - which do you think is the best and earthiest? Can you compare the two?

I was trying to hold off until I visited the UK to order but I'm feeling like I need to order something now. I'm always afraid, though, of making a mistake especially since the total price for me with shipping is so high.

I wonder if anybody's having a sale or special offer soon?

Since: Jan 13

Pasadena, TX

#5783 May 2, 2013
All things clay wrote:
Ladies who have tried Mavu's red soil and Leslie's red clay - which do you think is the best and earthiest? Can you compare the two?
I was trying to hold off until I visited the UK to order but I'm feeling like I need to order something now. I'm always afraid, though, of making a mistake especially since the total price for me with shipping is so high.
I wonder if anybody's having a sale or special offer soon?
Disclaimer: this is my opinion only.

The dirt tasted the same to me. I waited too long for Mavu's clay. Her clay is neater it comes in those rolls. I recd Leslie clay in two days waaaaaaaay cheaper. It took dang near 3 weeks for Mavu. Frustrating.... Same taste to me though. I'll buy Mavu when I got time on my hands and Leslie is still my first choice.

Since: Jan 13

Pasadena, TX

#5784 May 2, 2013
Alabama Red wrote:
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Hi Meeee258,
Glad you received your order from Mavu. I only ordered the red soil so I would love to get your opinion on the white.
Don't like the white.... It's bitter to me
Mz libra

Alexandria, VA

#5785 May 2, 2013
All things clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Mz libra, again all the best in staying off.
I've been taking more iron pills lately too, even though they don't really agree with me, because I'd like to stop as well (even though right now I can't imagine stopping completely).
I know what you mean about the cornstarch and what it may be doing to our bodies. I had a sample of what it could do this afternoon, because I had a bad experience. I've eaten a lot of cornstarch over the past day or so, almost a whole box (I could easily eat a box a day in the past, but for a long while now I only have it occassionally). I guess my body wasn't used to it anymore, because I felt so sick earlier....really bloated, like I was going to throw up, and burping continuously (sorry to be graphic). I think it was a result of the starch plus I had eaten some cheese (I had a similar experience when I drank milk and ate the starch one time before, so there seems to be a problem with me and starch and dairy).
Anyway, feeling better now but no more starch for me today so I won't be making the chunks.
no apologies needed. My stomach did bloat up but being off of it I can tell the difference. I don't feel so tired or sluggish. Also started working out so that helps. Wanted to try the Argo laundry starch but I was like I don't want laundry detergent in my body. My try the edible clay in powder form for detox purposes
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5786 May 2, 2013
Alexx wrote:
I ran out of my batch of clay a few weeks ago . I ate the clay pretty quick due to the fact it was baked & tasted soo good . But my cravings has come back & I'm trying my best to not think about clay , but y'all reviews on clays & these videos are making wish I had a chunk of white dirt . I kinda wanna try cornstarch since that's everybody substitute for white dirt . But I don't know how I could hide it w/o my parents asking questions . It's a tough call but I think I can manage .
Hi Alex,

From your comments, i understood dat ur love for clay z very high.. I have da same cravings!! not so far didn't get ny single chance to try either of the clays!!

I'm desperately waiting to have my fav red one.. but donno wen ill have it!

As you said you are controlling ur cravings, instead of going to cornstarch, u can continue on the clays you had earlier but in small quantities .. n der comes a day wer u can decrease da quantity n u myt even stop it once for all!

Can someone plsssss understand my urge n send me samples of red dirt... i'm pregnant n my cravings are raising everyday... I've requested many so far.. but no response! Lucky are those who can order n get the clays they love..! I'm unable to do so!!!:(
royal

Hyderabad, India

#5787 May 2, 2013
munni wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Alex,
From your comments, i understood dat ur love for clay z very high.. I have da same cravings!! not so far didn't get ny single chance to try either of the clays!!
I'm desperately waiting to have my fav red one.. but donno wen ill have it!
As you said you are controlling ur cravings, instead of going to cornstarch, u can continue on the clays you had earlier but in small quantities .. n der comes a day wer u can decrease da quantity n u myt even stop it once for all!
Can someone plsssss understand my urge n send me samples of red dirt... i'm pregnant n my cravings are raising everyday... I've requested many so far.. but no response! Lucky are those who can order n get the clays they love..! I'm unable to do so!!!:(
@munni

give me your mail id
Clayforhealth

Bangalore, India

#5790 May 3, 2013
munni wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Alex,
From your comments, i understood dat ur love for clay z very high.. I have da same cravings!! not so far didn't get ny single chance to try either of the clays!!
I'm desperately waiting to have my fav red one.. but donno wen ill have it!
As you said you are controlling ur cravings, instead of going to cornstarch, u can continue on the clays you had earlier but in small quantities .. n der comes a day wer u can decrease da quantity n u myt even stop it once for all!
Can someone plsssss understand my urge n send me samples of red dirt... i'm pregnant n my cravings are raising everyday... I've requested many so far.. but no response! Lucky are those who can order n get the clays they love..! I'm unable to do so!!!:(
Hi there,

I have heard that in Hyderabad if you go to local grocery store, you will find red dirt in powder form in small packets. I never tried it and never went to look for it. You can try if you want to.... In fact if you see, Hyderabad has got red dirt all over...but it's not good for health to eat from anywhere. Just try the local grocery store and ask if they have dirt that people eat. Don't be embarrassed, n tell them that you have heard that people eat clay for health n you just want to see. I don't think that craving clay is abnormal in any case or anyway... Moderation is the key though... I think you should eat good clay in moderation if you crave... Take care.

Since: Feb 13

London, UK

#5791 May 3, 2013
@Meeee258
I'm glad you received the clay finally! I don't know why yours took so long though as the majority of my US customers received theirs in 7-10 working days. Again please remember that from the moment that I send the clay I understandably lose some control over how long it takes and it all depends on the postal service.
However, for those international customers that can't stand the waiting you can always pay that little extra for it to come quicker or order ahead of time!

@All things clay
When do you think you are going to be in the UK? I can hold some for you free of charge as it would be cheaper for you that way and you don't have to feel rushed to order now. The original MAVU should be here by the 11th (fingers crossed!) just to give you a heads up!
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5792 May 3, 2013
MavuSeller wrote:
@Meeee258
I'm glad you received the clay finally! I don't know why yours took so long though as the majority of my US customers received theirs in 7-10 working days. Again please remember that from the moment that I send the clay I understandably lose some control over how long it takes and it all depends on the postal service.
However, for those international customers that can't stand the waiting you can always pay that little extra for it to come quicker or order ahead of time!
@All things clay
When do you think you are going to be in the UK? I can hold some for you free of charge as it would be cheaper for you that way and you don't have to feel rushed to order now. The original MAVU should be here by the 11th (fingers crossed!) just to give you a heads up!
Hii Mavuseller,

I've already discussed about my craving with you on your FB page but der was still no response from You. Thot to speak to u here n hope u understand my craving n help me out!

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