Why do I often crave eating clay?

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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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munni

Hyderabad, India

#5817 May 5, 2013
Shanu wrote:
Hi munni wher r u pls tell whta is the say yunus khan
ive mailed him abt it but still no response from him yaar..
royal

Hyderabad, India

#5818 May 5, 2013
munni wrote:
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ive mailed him abt it but still no response from him yaar..
@munni you stay in dilshuknagar and i will stay in kothapet very near to me . give me your email id i will contact you and will give you red soil and i will satisfy ur craving

if you give me ur mail id first i will send you the pic of the red soil.
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5820 May 5, 2013
Shanu wrote:
Hi munni wher r u pls tell whta is the say yunus khan
Hey Shanu.. if u can gimme ya id , ill let u know the shipping details!
Shanu

Ashburn, VA

#5822 May 5, 2013
Hi royal
canyou ship the red clay soil in lucknow what is cost of clay
Shanu

Ashburn, VA

#5823 May 5, 2013
Hi munni royal my eamail id is rituvishal_chauhan@yahoo.com
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5824 May 5, 2013
royal wrote:
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@munni you stay in dilshuknagar and i will stay in kothapet very near to me . give me your email id i will contact you and will give you red soil and i will satisfy ur craving
if you give me ur mail id first i will send you the pic of the red soil.
Hi Royal, I would love to learn more about the Indian red soil. I probably will never get the chance to try it but just interested in what it's like. Is it very earthy?
Alexx

Mcdonough, GA

#5825 May 5, 2013
It's been forever since I had crushed ice from a refrigerator . I love ice from restaurants but it seems to me that crushed ice from a refrigerator has like a different taste . It's not earthy but it's like the taste almost satisfy my cravings . But I know it's bad to crunch on ice because of your teeth but clay isn't present at the moment & I don't look weird eating ice in front of everybody so ! Happy pica everybody !
Soul Sista

Accra, Ghana

#5827 May 5, 2013
Neville wrote:
It is a weird occurence that most people ignore. My daughter use to have such cravings from childhood. As she grew older the habit won't stop. I spoke to a pyschologist friend of mine and he referred me to an Archaeologist who told me it was evil and It is caused by a spirit with roots to Ancient Egypt. I got referred to a spiritualist who helped us and now my daughter is back to normal. You can contact him durajahna@aol.com ...I am sure he would be able to help.
Really strange that clay cravings should be linked to evil and would need the help of a spiritualist. I thought it was a medical deficiency. Congratulations on your daughter being back to normal and wishing you all the best. If anyone on the forum contacts the spiritualist, please do let us know how you get on.
SA ex eater

Ashburn, VA

#5828 May 6, 2013
Managed 2 buy some clay n break my 10mnths without clay......d 1st tym i had a bite i askd myslf y i ws eating it coz i ddnt lyk d taste..i gues i grew out of it coz afta taking a bite 4 a few tymz it tasted beta...i cnt say i love it bcoz i only thnk of it whn m bored i tak a piece on a day,a vry smal piece it maks me relax bt m nt eating bcoz i crave it,i jst eat bcoz its here nw.....it cn b irresistable @ tymz......i hope u guys r stil doing wel..... Luv u
royal

Hyderabad, India

#5831 May 6, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Hi Royal, I would love to learn more about the Indian red soil. I probably will never get the chance to try it but just interested in what it's like. Is it very earthy?
give me mail id i will send u the pics
Clayaholic

UK

#5832 May 6, 2013
Umm yh..so about the spiritualist. If you want true freedom from clay it will only come from God. Just thought I'd put that out there!:)
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5833 May 6, 2013
hi royal..

u said u'll send me a mail...
Mel

South Africa

#5834 May 6, 2013
Hi SA ex eater,

Which clay did u buy and can u tell me how much does the beige clay sell for in Jhb. I was in Jhb 2 weeks ago and I got some1 to buy me sum beige clay. I lyk the beige clay but I find dat some of it is not very clean, wen I break it into pieces I find small twigs and sometyms it has black spots on it, so I only eat da 1s that r clean. Can u let me knw were to get da red clay as I wanna knw if the taste is as same as the beige clay or different.

Thanks
Abazieu

United States

#5835 May 6, 2013
I am trying to figure out why everywhere I call no one seems to have the white clay anymore. The people that I know that sell it ordered it months ago and still have not received their shipment. I wonder why.
Clayaholic

UK

#5837 May 7, 2013
Abazieu wrote:
I am trying to figure out why everywhere I call no one seems to have the white clay anymore. The people that I know that sell it ordered it months ago and still have not received their shipment. I wonder why.
Which white clay are you talking about? Who sells it?
SA ex eater

Ashburn, VA

#5838 May 7, 2013
Mel wrote:
Hi SA ex eater,
Which clay did u buy and can u tell me how much does the beige clay sell for in Jhb. I was in Jhb 2 weeks ago and I got some1 to buy me sum beige clay. I lyk the beige clay but I find dat some of it is not very clean, wen I break it into pieces I find small twigs and sometyms it has black spots on it, so I only eat da 1s that r clean. Can u let me knw were to get da red clay as I wanna knw if the taste is as same as the beige clay or different.
Thanks
i havnt seen red clay in jozi....iv only seen white and brownish....but you can ask others wu eats clay mayb i just do not know the right corners....gudluck!
Clayer 2

Johannesburg, South Africa

#5839 May 7, 2013
Mel wrote:
Hi SA ex eater,
Which clay did u buy and can u tell me how much does the beige clay sell for in Jhb. I was in Jhb 2 weeks ago and I got some1 to buy me sum beige clay. I lyk the beige clay but I find dat some of it is not very clean, wen I break it into pieces I find small twigs and sometyms it has black spots on it, so I only eat da 1s that r clean. Can u let me knw were to get da red clay as I wanna knw if the taste is as same as the beige clay or different.
Thanks
Hi Mel, word of advice. never eat the clay without cleaning it i know it sounds funny. i eat the same clay and yes sometimes it has twigs or black things. you should look for a heart pot because they are strong for any heat. wash the clay first like the full packet or two packets to save time for next time. try to scrap the black staff of using a knife. you wont get evrything out so soak the clay using hot water and after ten minute check trhough the clay removing all the twigs and hidden unwanted black things. i know it takes time but it's worth it. at that moment the clay is pasty.now put the pot on high heat and let it boil till it's crunchy burnt a bit. the whole process take 45minutes but you dont mind when you know the end results. cut the clay into small pieces before it dries out totally. i do it daily and i'm glad because at least i feel it's at a better state. you have no clue who touches the clay before it gets to you. hope it helps.by the way the way tastes so much better after this.
Mel

South Africa

#5840 May 7, 2013
Hi Clayer 2,

Thanks for the advice, wil try that, its a long process but its better than throwing half da clay away cos wen there were black spotson the clay, I used to throw that whole piece away, so u can guess hw much of clay was getting wasted, can u tel me hw much do u pay for da beige clay?
deepti

UK

#5842 May 7, 2013
U knw as u ppl told I tried to roast multani....aftr roasting it went from white to red...sticky to crunchy...n as multani has gud watr holdng capacity it juzz become opp...powdery..dry crunchy n supa dupr non sticky....juz luvd it yrr...
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5843 May 7, 2013
deepti wrote:
U knw as u ppl told I tried to roast multani....aftr roasting it went from white to red...sticky to crunchy...n as multani has gud watr holdng capacity it juzz become opp...powdery..dry crunchy n supa dupr non sticky....juz luvd it yrr...
Hii Deepthi.

woteva u did wid ya multani.. i did it exactly 2 days bak!! really.. i was surprised to c the smoothy creamy texture totally changed to crunchy n lil hard..! ;)

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