Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9045 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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concerned earth lover

UK

#663 Mar 10, 2012
adaku wrote:
<quoted text>. Could disrupt your periods,can also colon stasis.the periods may become heavier,blood could become dark red.these are from personal and other peoples experience.
In my experience I don't think clay can affect your period. Please please check with your doctor for cyst or fibriod which will cause heavy periods, and then you become anaemic and that's when you get the craving for clay, then the addiction to clay even after you have been treated remains Until you can wean yourself off
mzlibra

United States

#664 Mar 10, 2012
I'm trying bentonite clay in powder form. Its cheaper bcuz the shpg cost for the white dirt is expensive. I told my girlfriend we r going to take a trip to Ga. so I can dig my own white dirt. I'm in Virginia and no one sells it here. Anybody ordering from whitedirt.com ?
adaku

UK

#665 Mar 10, 2012
concerned earth lover wrote:
<quoted text>
In my experience I don't think clay can affect your period. Please please check with your doctor for cyst or fibriod which will cause heavy periods, and then you become anaemic and that's when you get the craving for clay, then the addiction to clay even after you have been treated remains Until you can wean yourself off
. Fibroid,oh yes.My sister inlaw is in a bad state,she is trying for a kid for years.she was on clomid and after the clomid course her period stops but the minute she puts one in her mouth she starts bleedin after approx 48hrs.she told her doc and doc told her she is the 3rd person who has com complaining of this bizzare complaint,she requested for a sample and currently the clay is being analysed but culd it be some coinincidence?
berg

Belgrade, Serbia

#666 Mar 10, 2012
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fie

Pretoria, South Africa

#667 Mar 11, 2012
HELLO CLAY EATERS/LOVERS...I LOVE CLAY SOOOOOOOO MUCH,JUST FINISHED TWO PACKETS TWO WEEKS AGO BUT THE CRAVING IS GETTING STRONG,I STARTED EATING CLAY WHEN I WAS 12YRS ON AND OFF,I'M KNOW 30YRS MOSTLY I EAT IT TWICE IN A YEAR.....
Chalk lover

London, UK

#668 Mar 11, 2012
adaku wrote:
<quoted text>. Fibroid,oh yes.My sister inlaw is in a bad state,she is trying for a kid for years.she was on clomid and after the clomid course her period stops but the minute she puts one in her mouth she starts bleedin after approx 48hrs.she told her doc and doc told her she is the 3rd person who has com complaining of this bizzare complaint,she requested for a sample and currently the clay is being analysed but culd it be some coinincidence?
Hi, does your sister eat red meat? Studies have found that there is a very strong correlation between fibroids and red meat eaters. The ladies I know of who have had fibroids eat red meat and no, they don't eat any form of clay or other non-food item.
Chalk lover

London, UK

#669 Mar 11, 2012
looking for clay wrote:
<quoted text>
What foods trigger your cravings??
All processed foods: can of beans (even reduced salt and sugar tins), crisps, sweets, chocolate etc

All fried foods: bread fruit, plantain, dumplin, chips etc

All take out foods: pizza, indian, maconalds etc

All standard breads in packets eg kings mill, warboutons, hovis etc

All frozen processed foods: ready meals, chips, vege sausages and veg burgers

All cooked foods where oils, sugar, salt and loads of different spices are added.

Basically all foods that have been tampered by man in any way are the foods which trigger my cravings. So if I ate some toast then afterwards I would want some clay (read all the ingredients they put in bread). If I ate a banana then afterwards I would not crave any clay (It's natural and pure). If I ate a banana fritter - then yes, I would want clay afterwards. Because it has been mixed with processed flour and fried in oil.

So when I eat only raw foods, I don't crave clay. Even when I make a salad and add oil and salt (Himilayan crystal salt - not table salt, as it is poison) I don't crave clay. I think it is something to do with the chemical reaction taking place when foods are cooked and especially when they are fried. Whereas, when oil and/or good salt is added to raw uncooked food no reaction is taking place or a very slow one because no heat is present.

So, after today I'll be on raw foods again. I'm tired of feeling like this - having no energy, bloated, bad skin, depressed when I end up eating loads of clay/DE mix. If I fall and have some crap food, then I will have only 50g (2 and a half tablespoons) of my clay&DE mix (I normally have 100g (5 tablespoons). Then next week if I fall again I'll only have 25g then even less the week after etc.

Hopefully I wont slip and by eating more raw food, the nutrition from the raw food will fill the gap in my body so that my body will be more nutrient rich and running like the super fine and efficient machine it was designed to be - then there would be no need for the clay at all. Remember the main function of clay for other animals that eat it?- to rid the body of toxins. Less toxins with a super nutrient rich body means less clay cravings.

All foods created by God - good for body and pretty much all foods processed in some way by man is quite frankly no good for the human body. That includes meat too.

Hope this helps
angela

New Hyde Park, NY

#670 Mar 11, 2012
hey guys i was searching for sites to buy white dirt or georgia kaolin clay and i found this site

http://www.buildingforhealth.com/proddetail.p...

the name of the product is georgia kaolin dry clay white . if you buy 50 lbs total comes out to 50 dollars including shipping. shipping is expensive but the clay by itself is lyk 50 lbs for 22 dollars and 28 dollars for shipping.
Chalk lover

London, UK

#671 Mar 11, 2012
yoni wrote:
<quoted text> I did not know that food can bring on the craving for clay. But I would like to know more on the raw food thing
Hi, there is loads of info on the web about raw foods. Here is a good site http://www.therawfoodcoach.com/
She offers free recipes and good advice on the first steps on going raw.
Raw food has higher levels of nutrients that are lost when food is cooked. The biological enzymes in food are denatured (can't work) when foods are cooked over a certain temperature. Raw foods are living foods and when we cook then we basically cook then to death. If you put a raw food (veg or fruit) in an electrical circuit, the bulb lights up. Cook the same food and then put it in the circuit and the bulb does not light up.

These are just some of the amazing things that raw foods do.

Hope this helps
yoni

Newbern, TN

#672 Mar 11, 2012
Chalk lover wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, does your sister eat red meat? Studies have found that there is a very strong correlation between fibroids and red meat eaters. The ladies I know of who have had fibroids eat red meat and no, they don't eat any form of clay or other non-food item.
I have fibroids an I don't eat red meat at all. I do eat clay an cornstarch.
yum dirt

Stockbridge, GA

#673 Mar 11, 2012
angela wrote:
hey guys i was searching for sites to buy white dirt or georgia kaolin clay and i found this site
http://www.buildingforhealth.com/proddetail.p...
the name of the product is georgia kaolin dry clay white . if you buy 50 lbs total comes out to 50 dollars including shipping. shipping is expensive but the clay by itself is lyk 50 lbs for 22 dollars and 28 dollars for shipping.
Is it powdered or chunk form?

Since: Mar 12

Crete, IL

#674 Mar 11, 2012
Maybe it's your way with dealing with your problems.Anyways,how do I post a question on this website?I'm a newbie.
angela

New Hyde Park, NY

#675 Mar 11, 2012
mzlibra wrote:
I'm trying bentonite clay in powder form. Its cheaper bcuz the shpg cost for the white dirt is expensive. I told my girlfriend we r going to take a trip to Ga. so I can dig my own white dirt. I'm in Virginia and no one sells it here. Anybody ordering from whitedirt.com ?
hey mzlibra, yes i bought from white dirt twice before, it is good smooth dirt but the price is just way too much for clay. 2 lbs for 10 dollars. i mean seriously it is just clay.
angela

New Hyde Park, NY

#676 Mar 11, 2012
yum dirt wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it powdered or chunk form?
I have not ordered from them but the picture shows a chunk and if it was powder they would probably specify that in description.

@ Ackee..... could you please post the link for that website. kentucky clay something.

and clay eaters... it would be nice if everyone shared where they are getting their clay from? maybe we could get in touch with the sellers or something.
angela

New Hyde Park, NY

#677 Mar 11, 2012
yoni wrote:
<quoted text> I have fibroids an I don't eat red meat at all. I do eat clay an cornstarch.
I have fibroids too but not from eating clay. I have PCOS also meaning polycystic ovarian syndrome . have cysts in one of my ovaries. I have very irregular periods like it won't bleed for 3 months or so and when it starts it doens't stop. it happened 3-4 times already because i did not take my hormone pills to control everything. I almost died cuz i would bleed for 2 months and keep bleeding. i had 3g of hemoglobin left almost dead each time. and when i become anemic due to this ....... then i crave clay like crzy.... so it is def. because of lack of nutrients and especially iron. most people that i know from back home too only would eat it when they were pregnant so need those extra minerals etc.

if you eat healthy and take multivitamin ... the cravings should go away... i have done that in the past. i take iron pills eat healthy and when i m no longer anemic i dont crave clay don't even think about it.
mira

Swansea, UK

#678 Mar 11, 2012
hearing some ladies talk about fibroid,i so agree with you.polycystic varies very well yes,continuous bleeding which is heavy and stays on if you don't take hormonal drugs that is a feature.i go through this every month and at the moment can't take in.i am not even responding to my fertility treatment.lately I just put in my mouth spit it out and brush,IT DOES BECAUSE I AM SUFFERING ALL THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS......
mira

Swansea, UK

#679 Mar 11, 2012
a few women who eat this clay that I knw of have fibroids,so while clay may be responsible people it may not be in others,my mum and her sister both had and my mum was a vegan for some time before she was diagnosed of the mass,and she was a healthy vegan,i remember her fuss abt this or that nutrient.just don't knw what brought abt the craving.happy I found this group,because I have never had the courage to say this much about this.
mzlibra

United States

#680 Mar 11, 2012
Hey Angela! The shipping cost these days r out of control. I found an african market on Saturday. Going to stop by this week and see if they sell clay. I'm getting desperate. I'm eating cornstarch but I'm getting sick of it! I'm thinking about eating some Crayola anti-dust chalk. I need to fulfill this craving!
yum dirt

Stockbridge, GA

#681 Mar 11, 2012
A while ago I got some white dirt from the Atlanta sweet auburn market, no funny looks or questions asked from the merchant which was very nice. However, it was a bit too far of a drive with too much traffic to purchase consistently.

I purchased grannies own it was 1.64 per bag which I didn't mind paying since this company has the smoothest and cleanest white dirt in my opinion. Each bag says it is 16 oz, but I feel it may be a little more than 16oz which makes me feel even better about my purchases from this brand (or it could just be since the clay is in smaller pieces it makes it look/feel like more of a bargain than other brands.).
Almost all of the clay was in the perfect bite size pieces. Most of the pieces were soft enough I could break them with my front teeth even if the piece of dirt was on the bigger side. I also like this brand better because I run into alot less/virtually none of those little rocks within the clay that you can unknowingly bite on which can ruin tooth enamel (regardless of the softness it is still probably better to suck on the clay instead of biting/chewing it). Of the five bags I purchased I ran into maybe three pieces of clay that had these little rocks.

I feel bad though because I had been without clay for a while needless to say when I finally got my clay I finished it in about two weeks... Now the cravings are back not as badly as before but they're here again and I can't stop myself from looking at pictures of clay online. I have virtually given up on online vendors they are either too greedy or fresh out of dirt...

Here's a picture I found of grannies own number. If you can get in contact with them you're in for a treat.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/575210011...

I am really interested in purchasing a case from them, but I have no idea how to go about that by phone, so I've haven't even bothered trying to call them.

If someone does decide to contact them can you tell me how it went the price range for a case and whatnot...
ackee

Bronx, NY

#682 Mar 11, 2012
Hi angela how are you doing?This website for the clay sounds good 50 dollars for 50lbs . It is almost like paying for it a dollar per pound. the website is wwww.continentalcaly.com . Are you going to order from them the one you posted. Do you know if it come in chunks. I think when ou ordered it you have to get calcined clay it is the hard type chunks i believe.

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