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. Full Story
munni

Hyderabad, India

#6317 Jul 13, 2013
meh wrote:
<quoted text> That scares me :O, in my past I had eaten chalks, fullers earth and pottery(2-3 pieces which I left after having the taste). last month I bought 2 packets of slate pencils for the first time at first it tasted nasty but after having 3-4 big sticks the taste developed was beyond expectation... crunchy and creamy...I finished the two packets(15 pieces each) in a week!!! but now, i am craving the taste so much... usually i take 2-3 month gap because of non availability of fullers or slate pencils which I think is good for me... as whatever happens, happens for a reason! I am hoping to get some red clay (my dream clay :D) in future...
Hi Meh,

Yes.. love da tste of them! one luk at it n I feel lyk holding it and having it njoying its taste! Its strange tat started to develop dis craziness towards all earthy things after I became pregnant!! ;)

As far as I know, slate pencils r available in almost all the places in India, ryt? Then y z da non availability of it at ya place fr 2-3 months??
Meh

New Delhi, India

#6318 Jul 14, 2013
munni wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Meh,
Yes.. love da tste of them! one luk at it n I feel lyk holding it and having it njoying its taste! Its strange tat started to develop dis craziness towards all earthy things after I became pregnant!! ;)
As far as I know, slate pencils r available in almost all the places in India, ryt? Then y z da non availability of it at ya place fr 2-3 months??
Hi Munni! ya slate pencils are available in most of the parts of india for writing(elementary kids) but Now, as the time has changed there are few shops left who sells them coz the no. of buyers have been decreased... the place where I live, there are no shops who sells it except those waxed chalks which I don't like(the last piece of chalk I ate was 2 years ago). so once in 2-3 months I use to buy mulatani mitti(as here only powdered packets available) and slate pencils(brought first time last month) which I can buy from some other place while travelling. but I must say slate pencils are so addictive, tasty and crunnchhhyyy!!!
munni

Hyderabad, India

#6319 Jul 14, 2013
Meh wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Munni! ya slate pencils are available in most of the parts of india for writing(elementary kids) but Now, as the time has changed there are few shops left who sells them coz the no. of buyers have been decreased... the place where I live, there are no shops who sells it except those waxed chalks which I don't like(the last piece of chalk I ate was 2 years ago). so once in 2-3 months I use to buy mulatani mitti(as here only powdered packets available) and slate pencils(brought first time last month) which I can buy from some other place while travelling. but I must say slate pencils are so addictive, tasty and crunnchhhyyy!!!
Meh, I agree wid u..

ppl r managing mostly wid chalks available to write on slates instead of slatepencils!!

Yes, they r much more attractive n addictive!! ;) even if u eat a whole chalk u won't find it soo interesting to have another fr a long tym but its nt da case wid slate pencils!! I feel lyk buying more packets of it, wen I found a box is about to finish! but see the irony, both r used fr same purposes!!! ;)
Abi clay

Bronx, NY

#6320 Jul 14, 2013
munni wrote:
<quoted text>
Meh, I agree wid u..
ppl r managing mostly wid chalks available to write on slates instead of slatepencils!!
Yes, they r much more attractive n addictive!! ;) even if u eat a whole chalk u won't find it soo interesting to have another fr a long tym but its nt da case wid slate pencils!! I feel lyk buying more packets of it, wen I found a box is about to finish! but see the irony, both r used fr same purposes!!! ;)
I guess the slate pencil tastes good. Where can I get some to buy in the USA precisely New Jersey. I really want to try it. Any Indian stores around?
Abi clay

Bronx, NY

#6321 Jul 14, 2013
Ok I am at work and I have been craving for clay since Thursday . The ghana type is what I like best. I am planning on getting some clay after close of work and start munching on it. Will keep you informed about how earth it is though. I think $2 will satisfy my cravings then I will take a dewomer afterwards and kill all the parasites in my system. I really want to stop this bad habit . Any advice ?
ayelor

United States

#6322 Jul 14, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>@Ayilo your very welcome ! How did you like it ? I'm waiting on mines to arrive any day now ..


Tastes soo great! Mmm enjoying one as am texting.right now. Lol
Picza

Warwick, UK

#6323 Jul 14, 2013
clay4life wrote:
If u want the Kenyan nakumatt clay I have a friend that's selling it.
I would love some, will pay for postage and package, kindly let me know the details of how i can get.

Since: Oct 12

Bristol, UK

#6324 Jul 14, 2013
clay4life wrote:
If u want the Kenyan nakumatt clay I have a friend that's selling it.
Could you please give me details of the friend or tell us how we contact her so as to buy the clay.
Kay

United States

#6325 Jul 15, 2013
Anybody know where I can get a sample of red clay or dirt?
dirtnclay

UK

#6326 Jul 15, 2013
Mavu could u please update us on the nakumatt clay?? I remember u saying that u were going to make it happen..
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6328 Jul 16, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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I have never thought of doing this, but I have now read that there are people who do this for - calcium and people like us with cravings.
Most people would think that all the things we eat/chew are disgusting, and I don't see where egg shells are any worse (as long as they're sterilized). They seem so sharp though!
I'll have to take a little bite next time I boil eggs.
Well today I boiled eggs so thought I would try a bit of shell.

Must say nice and crunchy, but they didn't really do anything for me - the shell I tried didn't have any taste.

I've been eating more fruit and veg lately, plus taking iron and calcium and see the difference already. Pleased to say no chalk at all yet today, although I do feel a crave coming on. Maybe just one stick!

Since: Oct 12

Bristol, UK

#6329 Jul 16, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Well today I boiled eggs so thought I would try a bit of shell.
Must say nice and crunchy, but they didn't really do anything for me - the shell I tried didn't have any taste.
I've been eating more fruit and veg lately, plus taking iron and calcium and see the difference already. Pleased to say no chalk at all yet today, although I do feel a crave coming on. Maybe just one stick!
All things clay, you are the most gracious person on this forum. Very non-judgemental and quite experimental. I had thought the egg shells when crushed into a powder would be almost like clay ... Haven't had some clay in a while now .... Missing some . I wish mavu could stock up soon.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6330 Jul 16, 2013
odowa lover wrote:
<quoted text>
All things clay, you are the most gracious person on this forum. Very non-judgemental and quite experimental. I had thought the egg shells when crushed into a powder would be almost like clay ... Haven't had some clay in a while now .... Missing some . I wish mavu could stock up soon.
Hi Odowa Lover, thanks for your kind words!

I'm missing clay too - has been so, so long since I've had real clay chunks which is why I've been making do with alternatives.

I will be in the UK before too long, and can't wait to order/buy from stores various clays! Hope Mavu Seller has a good supply then!
Mary Tyler

Beaumont, TX

#6331 Jul 16, 2013
f you missed yesterday's mind-blowing episode of MHC about Baked Clay or 'Ayilo' don't worry! You can catch it today, Friday July 12 on TV3 at 8:30pm. You don't want to miss it (again)!:-)
clay yay

Salem, India

#6332 Jul 16, 2013
Can you post the link if its on youtube ? Or explain what it was all about ?
Info

Leicester, UK

#6333 Jul 17, 2013

Since: Oct 12

Bristol, UK

#6334 Jul 17, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Hi Odowa Lover, thanks for your kind words!
I'm missing clay too - has been so, so long since I've had real clay chunks which is why I've been making do with alternatives.
I will be in the UK before too long, and can't wait to order/buy from stores various clays! Hope Mavu Seller has a good supply then!
All things clay, am in the UK and I don't know where to get clay now that Mavu is out of stock . I wish I knew someone going to Kenya who would bring me some clay or Mavu could stock up soon.other than Mavu do you know anyone else who stocks clay in UK ?
Mary Tyler

Hurst, TX

#6335 Jul 17, 2013
odowa lover wrote:
<quoted text>
All things clay, am in the UK and I don't know where to get clay now that Mavu is out of stock . I wish I knew someone going to Kenya who would bring me some clay or Mavu could stock up soon.other than Mavu do you know anyone else who stocks clay in UK ?
@ Odowa Lover I don't know what kind of clay your looking for but did you check with Soul Sister ?

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#6336 Jul 17, 2013
@Soul Sister I am still waiting on my sample don't why it taking so long! check your email please
Earthy Lady

South Africa

#6337 Jul 17, 2013
Its so stressful now that im back at Uni with classes and test plus working part time. I am craaaaaaaaaaving clay like mad. Reading about peoples clay powder and all has my mouth watering.

I actually had some clay about a week ago, i just coulnt resist. Problem with me is I dont eat it only when I have none around but if i had it around id eat it every like four to five times. I just dont have the kind of self control to say I will alternate days or ill reduce my intake when i have it at my disposal. The only way to not eat it is to not buy it and have none at my place. I know my self control is pretty low but what can I say??:)

Plus im sooooooo jealous that you ladies will soon get to taste the Kenyan clay. I have always watched the youtube video countless times. Please share how you find it.

With regards to the eggshells. Wow, ive never thought about that but with pencils i sometimes used to chew on the lead bur i know thats bad but then my favourite pencils were changed and soo. Hard to find so that stopped on its own.

Im being randon but yes im having serious cravings for clay. Its one of those days.

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