Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 8975 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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Looking For Dirt

Mcdonough, GA

#5890 May 12, 2013
Is there anybody here from Henry, Georgia? I would love to find where I can buy my own white dirt for cheap instead of buying a pound for $12. Any convent store or gas station or something?
ati

London, UK

#5891 May 12, 2013
ackee wrote:
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
thank u so much:-)
NzuLoveer

Pasadena, TX

#5892 May 12, 2013
I want Nzu or calabash it's so good it melts in your mouth and it's roasted and sorta salty and creamy. I used to take 4 of them a day when she's not looking does anyone know where to get them?
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5893 May 13, 2013
@royal...

dear, Have u sent me ny pic?
ackee

Bronx, NY

#5894 May 13, 2013
Looking For Dirt wrote:
Is there anybody here from Henry, Georgia? I would love to find where I can buy my own white dirt for cheap instead of buying a pound for $12. Any convent store or gas station or something?
Mutt and Jeff on line sells 1lb for $1 plus shipping and handling. Only thing must buy ten lbs shipping comes out to $20 dollars.
deepti

New Delhi, India

#5895 May 13, 2013
munni wrote:
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Hi Clayaholic!
Just as ladies initially from the forum asked for samples.. da same way... n not daily r regularly.. just once .. just to satisfy my cravings as a pregnant which started 5 mnths bak!! As I cudn't have nything nearby.. i had no other choice but asking ladies out here!!
Im sorry for asking it for free ... but I cant even afford to pay for it if I order from nywer.. nt even locally!!
look...d powder multani u get juzz mix it in water n make a paste thick paste...n juz kep it on stove or even betr roast it in oven....d water vl evaporate n wat u vl left wid is d roastd multani...juzz let it roast same way evn wen ehole watr gets evaprate...n den u vl get a nyc crunchy red powder...ummm tasty....
munni

Hyderabad, India

#5896 May 13, 2013
deepti wrote:
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look...d powder multani u get juzz mix it in water n make a paste thick paste...n juz kep it on stove or even betr roast it in oven....d water vl evaporate n wat u vl left wid is d roastd multani...juzz let it roast same way evn wen ehole watr gets evaprate...n den u vl get a nyc crunchy red powder...ummm tasty....
@deepthi , hmmm.. dats a nice home made option !;) got to try till i get it someday frm Royal!:) she was da one who offered me da red clay.. waiting fr da day she'll get it to me!! so sweet of her!!!:)

Hey deepthi, have u ever tried it? if so how did u feel wen having it?? da multani ryt now which z der at my home is of off white r a lil cream in color... if i bake it or roast it mixing it wid water, will it really turn into red chunk after evaporating!??
indian chalkie

Mumbai, India

#5897 May 13, 2013
Hi munni

Yes you can mix good quality multani mitti powder into a thick paste using water and spread it out on a plastic plate and dry out in the hot sun. It will dry up completely n get crunchy yummmmmm, the multanu mitti that ratnadeep supermarket sells is very creamy n non gritty. Plz do try. And no...this wont turn red after mixing or drying....it stays a pale khakhi color
April James

Marcus Hook, PA

#5898 May 13, 2013
Info wrote:
<quoted text> Hi, what is the name of the white dirt, which company is it.?
Its called Georgia white dirt. The company name is Georgia red clay.
feedme more clay

Columbus, OH

#5899 May 13, 2013
Info wrote:
<quoted text> Hi, what is the name of the white dirt, which company is it.?
i columbus were exactly
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5900 May 13, 2013
http://ecovillagelife.wordpress.com/2007/09/2...

Have a look at that building, third picture down. I want it!
Alexx

Mcdonough, GA

#5901 May 13, 2013
All things clay wrote:
http://ecovillagelife.wordpress.com/2007/09/2...
Have a look at that building, third picture down. I want it!
Omg that looks soo good . I wonder what it'll be like to have a chunk of that clay . How earthy it'll taste . Ill love to go there & dig up a bucket of that clay .
royal

Hyderabad, India

#5902 May 13, 2013
munni wrote:
@royal...
dear, Have u sent me ny pic?
yaa
mirbel

Cameroon

#5904 May 14, 2013
I am really praying thay God should help me stop eating this chalk. i am happy for u .u are able to stop completely
Concerned clay eater wrote:
Hello guys,
I had a most aweful experience this morning, I woke up with pains in my back and abdomen , white taking a shower the pains became unbearable I had to rush out of the shower so I could find place to sit, I was at this point shaking from the pain.
I knew it was the clay because I have felt this way before after eating clay but never this bad, I rushed to the toilet hoping to find relief , but it even got worse, at this point I was retching so badly , shaking and sweating. I was about to call my r
Housemate to call an ambulance! Yes! That is how bad it was.
After using the toilet several times , writhing in pain on my bed , it finally started to subside, I am now drinking lemon and hot water. Te pain is still there but I decided to come her a write this quickly.
I am going to throw the Rest of my clay away, I cannot keep telling myself that it is harmless , this is certainly a wake up call for me.
Ikow I will get craves, but I will take iron tabs and with time and Gods grace I will overcome this habit.
Looking For Dirt

Mcdonough, GA

#5905 May 14, 2013
April James wrote:
<quoted text> Its called Georgia white dirt. The company name is Georgia red clay.
Do they have a website?
April James

Marcus Hook, PA

#5906 May 14, 2013
feedme more clay wrote:
<quoted text>i columbus were exactly
the name of the gas station is Pure and its on Benning Drive.
April James

Marcus Hook, PA

#5907 May 14, 2013
Looking For Dirt wrote:
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Do they have a website?
I haven't seen a website but will check and see.
Lovetheearth

Randallstown, MD

#5908 May 15, 2013
Thanks for all the help everyone! I got my Ghana clay yesterday from love4clay2 :)
chalkyyy

Ypsilanti, MI

#5909 May 15, 2013
Chalk lover wrote:
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Hi Angela,
Thank you so much I would love for you to ship some white dirt to me in the UK if you can. My email is: disham68@yahoo.co.uk I really look forward to hearing from you. I've tasted those crayola - they taste horrid. I tried the anti-dust pack of 12 white sticks. They have a clear coating around them which stops the chalk rubbing off on your hands. They weren't nice at all. I have a favourite brand of chalk made in the UK called stadium chalk. they taste yummy. They are soft, gritty and melt in the mouth - they just don't have that earthy taste I crave.
Were the crayola chalks you tasted the anti-dust kind?
I don't like the Anti Dust Chalks but the An Du Septic chalk is the best.
Info

Leicester, UK

#5911 May 15, 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22015726 @N08/5631092010/sizes/l/in/pho tostream/

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