Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9021 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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ati

London, UK

#5709 Apr 25, 2013
its very beautiful feeling for me. i hop my craving will not back.
Heaven

Edmonton, Canada

#5710 Apr 25, 2013
sunita wrote:
hi i have started eating clay since 6 mnths.its like a grey stone.i liove the muddy taste and smell.let me know about your research as im worried about ths habbit. thanks <quoted text>
Don't worry, theres not bad side effect or anything. I've been eating clay since I was 8 , and now im 17. I Love the taste of it, and I love how it melts in your mouth. But this craving is known as a pica disorder. According to 'The Clay Cure' by Ran Knishinsky, clay can be credited by healing a wide range of illnesses. These include constipation, diarrhea, anemia, chronic infections, skin aliments such as eczema and acne. The particles of clay are said to carry a negative electical charge, whereas impurities, or toxins carry a positive electical charge.
When we eat clay,the positively charged toxins are attracted by the negatively charged edges of the clay mineral. An exchange reaction occurs where the clay swaps it ions for those of the other substance. Electrically satisfied, it holds the toxin in suspension until the body can eliminate both.(:
Shanu

Ashburn, VA

#5711 Apr 26, 2013
I love the earthy taste like sour gritty but not sandy

Since: Jan 13

Dallas, TX

#5712 Apr 26, 2013
Still no clay. Suffering but as most of y'all say that I it's worth so I still can't wait. Happy Friday.
clay clay

Jersey City, NJ

#5713 Apr 26, 2013
Almost i a month with no clay. Hmmm my cravings coming back but i got it under control anyway. How i wish i could stop eating clay for the rest of my life
ati

London, UK

#5714 Apr 26, 2013
Heaven wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry, theres not bad side effect or anything. I've been eating
clay since I was 8 , and now im 17. I Love the taste of it, and I love
how it melts in your mouth. But this craving is known as a pica
disorder. According to 'The Clay Cure' by Ran Knishinsky, clay can be
credited by healing a wide range of illnesses. These include
constipation, diarrhea, anemia, chronic infections, skin aliments such
as eczema and acne. The particles of clay are said to carry a negative
electical charge, whereas impurities, or toxins carry a positive
electical charge.
When we eat clay,the positively charged toxins are attracted by the
negatively charged edges of the clay mineral. An exchange reaction
occurs where the clay swaps it ions for those of the other substance.
Electrically satisfied, it holds the toxin in suspension until the body
can eliminate both.(:
acne problem becoz of eating clay? is this true?
Shanu

Ashburn, VA

#5715 Apr 26, 2013
No aati no acne prblm craving clay
seema

San Francisco, CA

#5716 Apr 26, 2013
ati wrote:
its very beautiful feeling for me. i hop my craving will not back.
eat your iron pills and ornage juice and enjoy your wedding...it is no fun to hide from you hubby..best thing is to keep hose cravings under control..I used to eat like 2 kgs in 1 month, just a few moths ago..and now with my iron pills everything is in control zzzzeeeerrrroooo cravings..so glad:)
seema

San Francisco, CA

#5717 Apr 26, 2013
clay clay wrote:
Almost i a month with no clay. Hmmm my cravings coming back but i got it under control anyway. How i wish i could stop eating clay for the rest of my life
trust me you can do it..i have been eating clay for 27 years...recently my dentist told me my teeth have all lost their enamel and that scared me went to the doctor he asked me to eat iron pills..natures made brand..it worked for me...no clay cravings...:):) Please try it.
Mz libra

Alexandria, VA

#5718 Apr 26, 2013
I've gotta stop eating cornstarch!!!! It makes me upset when I eat it & it makes me upset when I don't have it. I wish this craving this Pica never came my way. I have two boxes and both are almost gone. Who eats two boxes of cornstarch at one time,ME!!!!! I want over this habit!!!!!!!!!!
mama cornstarch

United States

#5719 Apr 26, 2013
Mz. Libra what are you doing to try and stop?
Mz libra wrote:
I've gotta stop eating cornstarch!!!! It makes me upset when I eat it & it makes me upset when I don't have it. I wish this craving this Pica never came my way. I have two boxes and both are almost gone. Who eats two boxes of cornstarch at one time,ME!!!!! I want over this habit!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jan 13

Pasadena, TX

#5720 Apr 26, 2013
Mz libra wrote:
I've gotta stop eating cornstarch!!!! It makes me upset when I eat it & it makes me upset when I don't have it. I wish this craving this Pica never came my way. I have two boxes and both are almost gone. Who eats two boxes of cornstarch at one time,ME!!!!! I want over this habit!!!!!!!!!!
I back slid waiting for my clay....i am not buying another box though....

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#5721 Apr 26, 2013
WOW this forum has change over the last 3 month. We don't have anymore interesting conversation about our clay habits .In the past I use of couldn't wait to come check with the forum cause I knew good information,friendly chats etc.Now it's plain Boring! Come on Regulars lets get our Forum back.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#5722 Apr 26, 2013
Meeee258 wrote:
<quoted text>
I back slid waiting for my clay....i am not buying another box though....
@ Meeee258 what type of clay are you waiting on?
ati

London, UK

#5723 Apr 26, 2013
seema wrote:
<quoted text>
eat your iron pills and ornage juice and enjoy your wedding...it is no
fun to hide from you hubby..best thing is to keep hose cravings under
control..I used to eat like 2 kgs in 1 month, just a few moths ago..and
now with my iron pills everything is in control zzzzeeeerrrroooo
cravings..so glad:)
thanks seema. everything is going fine. i just ignore it. only focus in my wedding.
Shanu

Ashburn, VA

#5724 Apr 26, 2013
Hi seema ,sunita which clay do u eat

Since: Jan 13

Pasadena, TX

#5725 Apr 27, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>@ Meeee258 what type of clay are you waiting on?


Hi Mary,

Im waiting in the clay from Mavu seller. This is day 10 no clay...

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#5726 Apr 27, 2013
Meeee258 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Mary,
Im waiting in the clay from Mavu seller. This is day 10 no clay...
@ Meeee258 I hope Its come Soon for You I know the feeling and keep us posted .
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#5727 Apr 27, 2013
Mz libra wrote:
I've gotta stop eating cornstarch!!!! It makes me upset when I eat it & it makes me upset when I don't have it. I wish this craving this Pica never came my way. I have two boxes and both are almost gone. Who eats two boxes of cornstarch at one time,ME!!!!! I want over this habit!!!!!!!!!!
I know the feeling Mz libra - when I was addicted to cornstarch I HAD to have it. In my case even though I knew it wasn't good to eat it having it far outweighed that feeling - I had comfort in knowing I had a supply.

I wouldn't call myself addicted now, I only have it now and then BUT that feeling of comfort of having it is still there. I love Argo in the box, but noticed lately that my regular supermarket doesn't have any. Went to the biggest supermarket here and didn't see any either. I'm going to have to search around all over to try to find some and stock up just in case they've stopped importing it (like they apparently did once before, round about the time that Argo in the plastic can came out).
CHUCHU

Abuja, Nigeria

#5728 Apr 27, 2013
Heaven wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry, theres not bad side effect or anything. I've been eating clay since I was 8 , and now im 17. I Love the taste of it, and I love how it melts in your mouth. But this craving is known as a pica disorder. According to 'The Clay Cure' by Ran Knishinsky, clay can be credited by healing a wide range of illnesses. These include constipation, diarrhea, anemia, chronic infections, skin aliments such as eczema and acne. The particles of clay are said to carry a negative electical charge, whereas impurities, or toxins carry a positive electical charge.
When we eat clay,the positively charged toxins are attracted by the negatively charged edges of the clay mineral. An exchange reaction occurs where the clay swaps it ions for those of the other substance. Electrically satisfied, it holds the toxin in suspension until the body can eliminate both.(:
It could probably be true that clay can cure all that, but my doc says dat it causes heavy menstral flow. i speak from experience so i try not to eat it whenever my period is close at hand.

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