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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Curious

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May 25, 2013
 
What does slate pencils look like? Are they made out of kaolin? Where can you buy them in the united states or online?
Alexx

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I just dug a little bit of red clay from my grandma back yard . :) now just gotta let it dry out . So excited . It's been a while since I dug some clay
All things clay

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#5994
May 25, 2013
 
Curious wrote:
What does slate pencils look like? Are they made out of kaolin? Where can you buy them in the united states or online?
I have put links to a couple of youtube videos in the past. Here is one to look at, I suggest looking on youtube for more or just doing a google search - it seems like there are a whole lot of people that eat slate pencil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Here is another link, to one showing a young woman eating. It looks and sounds so good...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

I haven't found it for sale on any UK or US website...if anybody knows if it is possible to order some please let us all know!
CLAY DIVA

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@ALL CLAY you should come check out the facebook forum why we crave&love clay .I think you would like it.
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May 26, 2013
 
Alexx wrote:
I just dug a little bit of red clay from my grandma back yard .:) now just gotta let it dry out . So excited . It's been a while since I dug some clay
Hi Alex,

I see that ur cravings r growing high but u do not have ny convenient source to get ya white dirt wenevr u want! Glad to know u've tried to have some red clay from ya grandma's home. let me know how does it taste after getting dried in the sun!?

Njoyyyy :) I wish i can have some from smwer..
Miley

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May 26, 2013
 
@ Alexx

The red clay that u dig may contain parasites and worms.. So what would u do to purify it ?? I mean just drying in the sun is not enough!
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May 26, 2013
 
Miley wrote:
@ Alexx
The red clay that u dig may contain parasites and worms.. So what would u do to purify it ?? I mean just drying in the sun is not enough!
Miley,

Drying in the sun gives a gud taste to the clay. Also, another option of it is putting them in earthy paper bags. Afterall, clay z a clay n dirt z dirt. It can't b totally purified to food grade if we ourselves dig it from the backyard. We all just need to satisfy our cravings to have n feel it on our tongues n njoy its taste to relax our souls!! isn't it ?? ;)
Miley

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May 26, 2013
 
munni wrote:
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Miley,
Drying in the sun gives a gud taste to the clay. Also, another option of
it is putting them in earthy paper bags. Afterall, clay z a clay n dirt
z dirt. It can't b totally purified to food grade if we ourselves dig
it from the backyard. We all just need to satisfy our cravings to have n
feel it on our tongues n njoy its taste to relax our souls!! isn't it
?? ;)
yeah thats right! Hey have u ever tried iron pills or calcium sandoz or something to control the craving ?
Alexx

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May 26, 2013
 
Miley wrote:
@ Alexx
The red clay that u dig may contain parasites and worms.. So what would u do to purify it ?? I mean just drying in the sun is not enough!
Put it in the oven & bake it . Let the heat kill any parasites or anything bad in the clay .
All things clay

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CLAY DIVA wrote:
@ALL CLAY you should come check out the facebook forum why we crave&love clay .I think you would like it.
Thanks. It looks great, love all the pictures.
Alexx

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May 26, 2013
 
munni wrote:
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Hi Alex,
I see that ur cravings r growing high but u do not have ny convenient source to get ya white dirt wenevr u want! Glad to know u've tried to have some red clay from ya grandma's home. let me know how does it taste after getting dried in the sun!?
Njoyyyy :) I wish i can have some from smwer..
The taste is very very earthy . It really taste like you just dug it from the ground .(Haha) also it's very gritty , something I've been craving since I tried Leslie red dirt & I kinda fell in love w/ the grit . Even though I ate red dirt before & I didn't like it . But now I enjoy it .
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Miley wrote:
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yeah thats right! Hey have u ever tried iron pills or calcium sandoz or something to control the craving ?
No I really don't try any pills to control my cravings . I just try to stick it through & be tough & not think about clay , or what it taste like & all that .
All things clay

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#6006
May 26, 2013
 
Have any of the Indian ladies ever thought about starting a little business exporting clay pencil?
All things clay

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#6007
May 26, 2013
 
Sorry, meant to say slate pencil.
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May 26, 2013
 
All things clay wrote:
Have any of the Indian ladies ever thought about starting a little business exporting clay pencil?
That'll be a good idea !!
All things clay

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#6009
May 26, 2013
 
The stores keep messing with my Argo in the box, and not always having it in stock. I had to settle for Shop Rite brand, which I have had in the past and thought it was ok but it isn't doing anything for me now.

I'll have to get several boxes of Argo when I next see it.

I wonder why Argo is disappearing so quick off the shelves now? I've always wondered if there are a lot of secret cravers like us here on this island and recently found out that a couple of my relatives are, who eat other things. I wonder if word has gotten out about the starch, lol?
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May 26, 2013
 
Miley wrote:
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yeah thats right! Hey have u ever tried iron pills or calcium sandoz or something to control the craving ?
I do take my iron n calcium suppliments daily or every alternate days! but... I don't see ny change in my cravings. they r as strong as they were!! I control myself wen I wanted to.. instead of depending on ny pills!! Self control is the only best control on ya cravings for nything!!! Wotsay?? ;)
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May 26, 2013
 
Alexx wrote:
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The taste is very very earthy . It really taste like you just dug it from the ground .(Haha) also it's very gritty , something I've been craving since I tried Leslie red dirt & I kinda fell in love w/ the grit . Even though I ate red dirt before & I didn't like it . But now I enjoy it .
Yes Alex!

I too have da same taste lyk urs for gritty red one!

my taste buds do not allow me to chew smthng which z non-grit or smooth n sticky! Hence, here am I always thinking about n watching videos of red grit clay/mud as I have no access to it !:( ;)

U r lucky to have found it at ya granny's place!! Njoy da earth around U!!
munni

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All things clay wrote:
Have any of the Indian ladies ever thought about starting a little business exporting clay pencil?
I wish I'd b some part in doin it... but Alas.. I myself have no access to my faavvv red clay so far n its been 7months tat Im a pregnant as I'm not being allowed to have ny things which have calcium deficiency or in short earthy things which im craving a lot!!

Indian ladies,.. plsss think of it n put ur thots on dis forum anout wot All Things Clay just asked!! atleast dis way I cud fing someone n satisfy myself! ;)haha lol
Indian Chalkie

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Hi Alexx,

I had thought about it in the past but not as a business but just to give someone a taste of it who was craving it but since slate pencils are extremely common in india and available everywhere, finding people who would want to buy it from outside india will be tough. Also, every brand tastes different so finding those special ones and then retaining supply might be tough..wouldn't wanna get someone hooked and then run out of supplies. How many on this forum would be interested ?

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