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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Mucha

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#2960
Dec 6, 2012
 
@chalklover did you buy any clay from mavuseller? Whch clay do yu have in stock?
Chalk lover wrote:
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Hi Alexx,
If I lived in the US I would post you some white dirt for free. As I like to order items in bulk once I like something. In the UK it's quite expensive to ship the dirt over here. I know how you feel about not being able to get any. When I was young I ate chalk and I would take some from school if no one was around - but that was hardly ever cuz the teachers were always there. And cuz there are so many different kinds of chalk, I was limited as I only liked the soft kind which only the art dept had - all the other classrooms had the hard chalk like crayola.
Email me at disham68@yahoo.co.uk and I c what can be done...
Mz libra

Bronx, NY

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#2961
Dec 6, 2012
 
Hello everyone.... I found a video on you tube type in eating white dirt there's a lady name Bridgette wiggins talking about white dirt and at the end she's eating a piece.....she's created a blog for white dirt eaters....

Since: Apr 11

Milwaukee, WI

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#2962
Dec 6, 2012
 
Mz libra wrote:
Hello everyone.... I found a video on you tube type in eating white dirt there's a lady name Bridgette wiggins talking about white dirt and at the end she's eating a piece.....she's created a blog for white dirt eaters....
can you post the link?
Clayaholic

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#2963
Dec 6, 2012
 
Mz libra wrote:
Hello everyone.... I found a video on you tube type in eating white dirt there's a lady name Bridgette wiggins talking about white dirt and at the end she's eating a piece.....she's created a blog for white dirt eaters....
Here is the link:

Clayaholic

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#2965
Dec 6, 2012
 
If you watch the video I wonder if anyone else eats their clay like this?

I tend to bite a piece off and crumble it just a touch in my mouth and then suck on it till it melts and it's gone.

How do you eat yours?
Leslie

Acworth, GA

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#2966
Dec 6, 2012
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Check out Ray Cong in Cali who eats Clay.
It looks so good!
Leslie

Acworth, GA

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#2967
Dec 6, 2012
 
I wish people understood that there is nothing wrong with eating earth.

I love the taste.

Here is a good article: http://www.salon.com/2011/04/13/craving_earth...
Leslie

Acworth, GA

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#2968
Dec 6, 2012
 
http://www.aboutclay.com/info/Articles/eat_my...

Check out this wonderful article about eating dirt.
Leslie

Acworth, GA

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#2969
Dec 6, 2012
 
Isn't it bad for you?
No. Clay and dirt are easily digestible, and most people who practice geophagy make sure they're eating clean or fresh earth from the subsurface of the ground. Bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens are normally found higher up, in the topsoil. The only downside of eating clay is that it can give you constipation. Kaolin, or white clay, is the active ingredient in anti-diarrhea medicine Kaopectate.

What does it taste like?
Experts say really good clay can taste "the way that the ground smells when it's real dry and a little sprinkle of rain falls." There's really only one way to find out, though Contact me at lesliecinga@yahoo.com and by some Georgia White Dirt an try it for yourself. Best taste Ever!
Leslie

Acworth, GA

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#2970
Dec 6, 2012
 
Humans have been eating earth for at least forty thousand years
"The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee" meaning "The-Mud-That-Heals" Bentonite, as well as other types of healing clay, has been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. "The Amargosians (predecessors to the Aztecs ), the Aborigines, and natives of Mexico and South America all recognized the benefit of clays. " "...healing mud not only draws toxic material out of the body if taken internally, but also reduces pain and infection in open wounds on both humans and animals."

"The eating of clay has been observed in [ native ] peoples and animals in all parts of the world since antiquity. Early writers described the widespread use of kanwa ( earth from a lick near Lake Chad ) for animals and humans in Nigeria. Long journeys were made to [ this ] lick to obtain a tribal supply of this earth, and it was then issued as rations to cattle and humans..." Eaton Earth
Iheartclay

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#2971
Dec 6, 2012
 
Leslie..not meaning to be rude but tell us something we dont know! Lol all this info you are posting im sure youll find in this forum already. And for people like myself that have been on this forum for about a year let's just say deja vu! Read up before posting!
All things clay

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#2972
Dec 6, 2012
 
Leslie wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?f eature=endscreen&v=3o7zn7e 5Ep4&NR=1
Check out Ray Cong in Cali who eats Clay.
It looks so good!
I love to watch Ray eating clay. I wish he sold it in chunks the way he eats it in the video.
Mary Tyler

Beaumont, TX

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#2973
Dec 6, 2012
 
I watch Ray eat clay and I eat mines right along with him.(lol)
Kenyan clay lover

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#2974
Dec 7, 2012
 
Its amazing to read all this posts,i used to feel weird eating clay n so i eat it in private,am a mother of 3 the youngest is 4 years,ave been eating clay since i was pregnant with him,ave tried to stop many times but its so hard,i keep going back to it.my worry is that i feel bloated n get constipated after eating it.i also wish more research would be done for the sake of all women who cant help this cravings,i believe there's more to this cravings than a bad habit as people call it.
miss clayer

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#2975
Dec 7, 2012
 
Hey guys! I have been following this forum for a while and I must say that it has been an uplifting and interesting read indeed! I used to eat sand,stones,rocks and chalk for as long as I can remember. I was mostly into chalk (the Robercolour brand) until I started buying clay from a vendor that sells it in huge chunks for R1.00 each,the beige kind. I bought all his stock last month,about 30 huge chunks but unfortunately my mom found it,confronted me and dumped it! I had been eating it secretively :( I recently bought another 6 chunks but that didn't last long,it was too yummy and addictive!
Mel

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#2976
Dec 7, 2012
 
Hi Miss Clayer, were u from?
Mel

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#2977
Dec 7, 2012
 
Last week I went to my sisters house, and wen I went in da backyard I saw a big bank and it was yellow, dey actually dug it cos dey were filling it in there front yard, its yellow in colour and it was wet cos of the rain, I asked her in general if that is clay and if its hard, she sed wen its dug it is hard and it is clay, it was mouth watering, I'm not sure if its wat ppl actually dig and eat, confused, next time I go I'm gona dig and see if its da same ting, lol, widout getting caught :)
mobu consumer

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#2978
Dec 7, 2012
 
@ miss clayer... When ur mom found the 60 pieces how much had u eaten? And where in S.A r u from?
miss clayer

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#2979
Dec 7, 2012
 
I'm from Jhb.. And it was 30 pieces, I usually just break it up into smaller pieces and its double the quantity then! Its a pity that my mom found it,however its for the best, I would have consumed the whole lot and I'm trying to give it up since moderation becomes difficult when you lay your eyes on that much..I had broken up 1 chunk and was busy with that,its quite a lot when broken up
Leslie

Acworth, GA

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Dec 7, 2012
 

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Iheartclay wrote:
Leslie..not meaning to be rude but tell us something we dont know! Lol all this info you are posting im sure youll find in this forum already. And for people like myself that have been on this forum for about a year let's just say deja vu! Read up before posting!
I get it but not everyone has been here for a year. I am a clay eater who wants to take away the stigma so no harem intended, just sharing. Please dont give me directions as to what to read up on. I actually have read most of the previous post and responded to some. If my post are too much information it would be less rude to just not that they do not interest you and not give directions to another adult. No harm intended, just sharing and you have a blessed day :).

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