Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9004 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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ackee

Bronx, NY

#4376 Feb 24, 2013
Mavuseller
That second picture of the mulatani look good. It look very earthy and something I would like.
question

Bronx, NY

#4377 Feb 24, 2013
dirtnclay wrote:
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It shouldnt be hard if you show them the facts and make them realise its not that abnormal. Show them this forum even! We all can understand the stigma but at the end of the day your own family shouldn't judge you. Try asking your mum first or whoever you feel closest to.
A lot of us are on this forum because we find it difficult to explain to our family that we crave dirt/clay. Some of us cannot even tell our mates. Yes we know our family should not judge us but saying it and experiencing it is not easy.
One question for you. Does your family know that you eat clay? We at one time thought it was awkward until we found this forum and felt accepted and realize we were not alone with our craving for clay.
@Alexx Maybe you can try some Iron Pill that will help you with the cravings. I started at a young age as well.Do you think your mom will buy you some if you explain to her that you might be anemic.
Anyway well wishes to everyone.
dirtnclay

London, UK

#4378 Feb 24, 2013
Yes my family know I eat clay. It's funny because I'm cool with eating it in front of female family members but not the male ones. Not all of them agree however but that's cool with me.

Anyone else find it easier with to divulge with females in general? Must be more understanding.

Other from my family the only other people that know are friends that I know eat it too.
dirtnclay

London, UK

#4379 Feb 24, 2013
@Mavu I think your next step should be to find a white dirt supplier then you'll be complete.(especially for us UK eaters)

I am quite liking the idea of having VARIETY in one place.
Mz libra

Alexandria, VA

#4381 Feb 24, 2013
My family knows I eat white dirt and cornstarch.....
Priya

Plymouth, MN

#4382 Feb 24, 2013
MavuSeller wrote:
Multanni Mitti eaters can you tell me what the texture is like because I think I may have eaten it before from an asian shop in Manchester. Is it the one that is khaki/yellow in colour, creamy and sticks in the mouth?
http://www.freshnfood.com/Siteadmin/cat_image...
http://www.itslife.in/wp-content/gallery/trav...
Looks like the images above? If that's it I will try and find out if they still sell it because it has been a while since I tried it.
I am from India and can never fail to recognize multani mitti...the first link www.frehnfood.com is Mulati Matti....
Priya

Plymouth, MN

#4383 Feb 24, 2013
MavuSeller wrote:
Multanni Mitti eaters can you tell me what the texture is like because I think I may have eaten it before from an asian shop in Manchester. Is it the one that is khaki/yellow in colour, creamy and sticks in the mouth?
http://www.freshnfood.com/Siteadmin/cat_image...
http://www.itslife.in/wp-content/gallery/trav...
Looks like the images above? If that's it I will try and find out if they still sell it because it has been a while since I tried it.
multani matti is yellow, creamy and sticks in mouth.
Swati

Plymouth, MN

#4385 Feb 24, 2013
anjali wrote:
i am from india i too love black mitti may i knw whr can i found tht in toronto
Where in India are you from...I am from Bombay and my sister is in Gujarat....we get blackish gryey roasted matti in Mumbai, Pune , Gujarat
MavuSeller

London, UK

#4386 Feb 24, 2013
dirtnclay wrote:
@Mavu I think your next step should be to find a white dirt supplier then you'll be complete.(especially for us UK eaters)
I am quite liking the idea of having VARIETY in one place.
I will definitely look into that!
ClayNewbie

Mobile, AL

#4387 Feb 25, 2013
Received my two bags of clay from Leslie this morning, I was so excited. It has baked & now the bite sized chunks are just airing in the brown paper bags. Hopefully I can withstand this temptation for a few days lol Thanks Leslie!! It was an awesome deal :)
Rinkie

Ashburn, VA

#4388 Feb 25, 2013
Multani mitti khana meri majboori hai mujhe waise non sticky clay jaada ppasand hai magar yaha pr sirf mulnni mitti hi avivailable hai waise mujhe iska taste achcha lagt a hai but thi is stick in my mouth waise yah ek eadible clay hai but you drink a lot of water isse meri acidity problem solve hui hai yah bahut clean clay hoti hai
dirtnclay

UK

#4389 Feb 25, 2013
Rinkie wrote:
Multani mitti khana meri majboori hai mujhe waise non sticky clay jaada ppasand hai magar yaha pr sirf mulnni mitti hi avivailable hai waise mujhe iska taste achcha lagt a hai but thi is stick in my mouth waise yah ek eadible clay hai but you drink a lot of water isse meri acidity problem solve hui hai yah bahut clean clay hoti hai
Can u translate please
anjali

Toronto, Canada

#4390 Feb 25, 2013
Swati wrote:
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Where in India are you from...I am from Bombay and my sister is in Gujarat....we get blackish gryey roasted matti in Mumbai, Pune , Gujarat
i am from mimbai bt i like the black mitti taste of gujarat
zaheera

Glasgow, UK

#4392 Feb 25, 2013
If anyone can find the nakumatt please let me know...
seema

San Francisco, CA

#4393 Feb 25, 2013
zaheera wrote:
If anyone can find the nakumatt please let me know...
Someone who can find NAkumatt??? That will be news on this forum...All Indians will be ordering big time..
Love Clay

Salisbury, MD

#4394 Feb 25, 2013
Hello everyone I just discover something, if you go on google and type in multani mitti you will see that they are selling this clay on ebay I think the price is great.now Iam not familiar with this caly so I don't know if that is the right clay or not.
seema

San Francisco, CA

#4395 Feb 25, 2013
anjali wrote:
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i am from mimbai bt i like the black mitti taste of gujarat
what do you eat till you get some from India?
anjali

Toronto, Canada

#4396 Feb 25, 2013
seema wrote:
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what do you eat till you get some from India?
no dear i want tht black mitti frm india bt no one is thr to mail me so i eat multani mitti which is easily found in toronto
anjali

Toronto, Canada

#4397 Feb 25, 2013
alicia wrote:
Prego Clay lover, where in MS is your family from? I also LOVE clay and am looking for a good source to get it. I've tried every kind. Had white clay shipped from Georgia (that gave me headache) dug my own when i went to Arizona (me and my daughters LOVED that til it was gone. Bought the African kind from the African market (ok, but not like the red straight from the ground) and have tons of bentonite, pascalite, and terramin clays.
If anybody knows where to get that goood red clay, please let me know.
can utell me whr can i get in toronto
anjali

Toronto, Canada

#4398 Feb 25, 2013
zenith wrote:
i am from india and i bet u will forget all other types once u taste the roasted clay from india.i can get it for u . cost 5$ per kg. shipping charges extra. i just love roasted clay.

can u ship for me do let me knw

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