Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9214 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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Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7450 Mar 20, 2014
facefaceface wrote:
How do you make DE into chunks, actually?
And how would you describe the flavor?
You take a few tbsps and add enough water to make a paste. Then I baked it around 300-350 for about an hour I think. U just have to watch it and make sure it dries out completely. It doesn't have much of a flavor and its smooth and creamy. Not sticky. Just make sure u get food grade.
crazy 4stuff

United States

#7451 Mar 20, 2014
Curious wrote:
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I usually order from either Leslie (georgiawhitedirt .com) or Wanda (goodoledirt .com).
Depending on what you'll like to try first .
-Leslie dirt is earthy & crumbly . It has a nice crunch .
-Wanda dirt is not your typical white dirt, her dirt is sour white dirt but it's very very earthy , nice & smooth . She's my favorite because I like sour dirt .
I recommend either of these websites because you'll get more for you money. Just a a little top though. If you still want to try home grown Georgia dirt then that's fine too . Good luck on your dirt experience .
Is Leslie's sticky? I don't think it'd like something sticky
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7452 Mar 21, 2014
crazy 4stuff wrote:
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Is Leslie's sticky? I don't think it'd like something sticky
I bought my white dirt from Leslie. For me, it stuck to my teeth and gums. I even baked it a second time and it still does it. I plan to email Leslie to ask her about her red dirt.... Btw, I saw a nontoxic clay made by crayola. It's supposed to air dry. Not sure if its good but maybe someone out there might like it.
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#7455 Mar 21, 2014
Sometimes I think when it come to clay being sticky . I think it all depends on how big a piece and how much you put in your mouth. Small pieces dissolve quick while large ones tend to clump up and stick to the gums.
StoneCrusher

Drancy, France

#7458 Mar 21, 2014
Hi guys !

Can we know if we have some men who are dirt/clay/chalk eaters in this forum ? I know its principally a woman thing but i wanna know if we've got some around here.

Mary Tyler

Lumberton, TX

#7459 Mar 21, 2014
Nightshade wrote:
Hey all, until recently, I couldn't get enough clay or chalk to eat. I had been eating both for about 6 months or more. I craved clay over food. I thought about clay when I was away from home & how I couldn't wait to get home to eat it. Then on the 18th of Feb. I went to the doctor, & she ordered a few tests done because I wasn't feeling well, I was weak, tired, wanted to sleep a lot. One of the tests ordered was a blood test. I came home & went to bed after the appt. Later that day she called me & told me I was severely anemic, my blood count was 5 & 12 is the normal. She also admitted me for a blood transfusion. I was also put on 325 mg iron 2 a day because my iron was so low. I haven't craved clay or anything since. I have even tried to eat the clay & chalk but it's lost its appeal to me. I thought my craving was totally normal I have always loved the smell of dirt, used to eat it as a kid. Have always snuck in a taste here & there from a potato or turnip from the garden. Dirt is what I actually craved & wanted but because of the dangers of eating dirt I tried clay instead. Chalk is something I ate when I was in high school because of the smell then again recently. So I hate to say it but maybe part of that craving does come from a deficiency of some kind. So maybe getting checked out isn't a bad idea. Honestly I never thought there was anything wrong with me other than my hormones.
What type of clay were you eating?

Since: Jun 13

Aurora, IN

#7460 Mar 22, 2014
I have a lunch sack full of white dirt powder. Anyone know if there is a way I can turn it into crunchy chunks?
facefaceface

Lawrenceburg, IN

#7461 Mar 23, 2014
So very interesting development. I've been taking DE for two days now (today will be the third) and have noticed that my cravings for chalk have dropped off quite a bit. I still want some, but today I only had four sticks and yesterday, I only had six, compared to my normal 8 - 12 sticks a day. I didn't want any more than that, either.

It could be a coincidence, since I know my appetite for chalk comes and goes (it was very very high until two days ago) but I'm going to keep taking the DE and see what happens.

For the record, I don't eat the DE as I intended to, since I really don't like that hint of earthy flavor that mine has. I've been drinking it mixed into a cup of water, with a splash of juice to cover up the earthy taste.
crazy 4stuff

Antioch, CA

#7462 Mar 23, 2014
facefaceface wrote:
So very interesting development. I've been taking DE for two days now (today will be the third) and have noticed that my cravings for chalk have dropped off quite a bit. I still want some, but today I only had four sticks and yesterday, I only had six, compared to my normal 8 - 12 sticks a day. I didn't want any more than that, either.
It could be a coincidence, since I know my appetite for chalk comes and goes (it was very very high until two days ago) but I'm going to keep taking the DE and see what happens.
For the record, I don't eat the DE as I intended to, since I really don't like that hint of earthy flavor that mine has. I've been drinking it mixed into a cup of water, with a splash of juice to cover up the earthy taste.
Where did you buy de from?
crazy 4stuff

Antioch, CA

#7463 Mar 23, 2014
Someone is giving away samples on the fb page why we crave n love clay!
nhlasto89

Zimbabwe

#7465 Mar 25, 2014
guyz i miss eating clay so much itz like im on drugz im even shaking,itz only been a week since i last ate,iii try by all means not to buy anytime soon juss to c wat will happen to me.im tryn to quit..i respect anyone who was able to beat this addiction coz itz not easy at all..wish me luck guyz...
Curious

Ellenwood, GA

#7466 Mar 25, 2014
nhlasto89 wrote:
guyz i miss eating clay so much itz like im on drugz im even shaking,itz only been a week since i last ate,iii try by all means not to buy anytime soon juss to c wat will happen to me.im tryn to quit..i respect anyone who was able to beat this addiction coz itz not easy at all..wish me luck guyz...
I understand what you mean, I haven't had any since December. Sometimes I want to cave in but then I'm like no I can't do that. At one point in my life I didn't even crave clay or any of that for a very long time. But I found something that was clay and had that earthy taste and sucked me back in and I've been back at it every since. Starting to think it was pyslogical. Never thought about it, never craved it. We're going to quit this habit eventually.
anjali

Toronto, Canada

#7470 Mar 25, 2014
hi my aunty is going to ship me indian roasted clay which we get in gujarat its too yummy n delicious if some one is interested thn 1kg $50 i live in canada toronto if u r in canada we can meet or else i can ship u at ur address......
Nelly

Romney, WV

#7471 Mar 26, 2014
This is by far the funniest conversation I ever stepped in on...I don't get it, so I must try a piece of clay....
commenter

Pune, India

#7472 Mar 26, 2014
in gujarat it costs 1$ per k.g
sanela

Munich, Germany

#7473 Mar 26, 2014
crazy gal wrote:
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thnx a lot angela for the info....!!It really goona help me..!I must say u hav great knowlegde of dis kind of stuff....!tnx a lot....!!
Multani mitti iz best...itz taste iz totally earthy..but try to bake it first..u can try to bake it in 2 ways..one iz jst half baked for 10 mints..den it give u mix flavour of both unbaked earthy nd baked ..not so sticky as well..nd nthr iz to bake for 20 mints..den it turned into black red colour..totally different flavour of non sticky nd crispy flavour..not so earthy but sumthing crispy but still yummy...multani mitti iz pure form of clay..only precaution to tk iz jst drink lot of water...it does'nt give u ny sideeffect. Nd u remain healthy....luv to eat 2to 3 chunks of multani mitti..but i drink lots of water as well .
Till date no prob
anjali

Toronto, Canada

#7474 Mar 26, 2014
commenter wrote:
in gujarat it costs 1$ per k.g
I know clay r very cheap in back home bt the main thing which cost us more is shipping from both the side....

Since: Oct 13

New York, NY

#7475 Mar 26, 2014
On the "Why We Crave and Love Clay" forum, there is a guy that sells the clay from Gujarat and one lady said she got 10 bags for $100. I think they are 1lb bags. Still expensive, but $50 for 1kg is just insane!
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#7476 Mar 26, 2014
EbOnyx wrote:
On the "Why We Crave and Love Clay" forum, there is a guy that sells the clay from Gujarat and one lady said she got 10 bags for $100. I think they are 1lb bags. Still expensive, but $50 for 1kg is just insane!
Has anyone here tried that Indian clay? If so, what is it like? The guy's description of it sounds so good and natural.
clayssoyumm

Fremont, CA

#7477 Mar 26, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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Has anyone here tried that Indian clay? If so, what is it like? The guy's description of it sounds so good and natural.
I have tasted the Indian Roasted clay and have been crazy about it back in India...sadly couldnt get my hands on it here in US...
Let me explain how it tastes:
-Its very crunchy(the first bite will be like heaven) lots of grit and earthy smell just like when it rains...
-When you chew it..its very juicy and you can suck in the entire flavour of that clay in every bite..that earthy taste,that grit and that earthy smell...hmm yum...(my mouths' literally watering writing while i'm writing it down..lol!!)...
-You would totally get lost in its taste..the pleasure is better than or**** lol!!...
Just missing that clay a lot!!

Hope you got some idea on how good the clay is...!!

P.S:I woudnt mind paying $100 for 10 Kgs because it tastes awesome.....but I'd rather control my urge than to pay that much...lol!

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