Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9259 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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adaku

Swansea, UK

#703 Mar 13, 2012
Chalk lover wrote:
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Totally agree - mavuseller's clay isn't tampered with in any way. I really like it now and I'm still waiting on an order - hurry up and deliver, my mouth is watering as I'm typing this. Pure is certainly better. I don't hardy eat chalk anymore. The Greman chalks are the best taste and quality but they don't compare to clay. I think I even like mavusellers clay better than my kaolin and DE powder mix. Although it still doesn't have that really earthy taste I like - Which I can't seem to get from any clay or chalk I eat. Has anyone every turned on a fan heater and smelt that first smell when it starts up - a kind of dusty/earthy smell - That's the smell I want my clay to taste of. Its the same smell when plastered walls are bare and a bit of steam is in the room - its such a wonderful smell. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
. Yes I do,that smell is so strong.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#704 Mar 14, 2012
Chalk lover wrote:
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Totally agree - mavuseller's clay isn't tampered with in any way. I really like it now and I'm still waiting on an order - hurry up and deliver, my mouth is watering as I'm typing this. Pure is certainly better. I don't hardy eat chalk anymore. The Greman chalks are the best taste and quality but they don't compare to clay. I think I even like mavusellers clay better than my kaolin and DE powder mix. Although it still doesn't have that really earthy taste I like - Which I can't seem to get from any clay or chalk I eat. Has anyone every turned on a fan heater and smelt that first smell when it starts up - a kind of dusty/earthy smell - That's the smell I want my clay to taste of. Its the same smell when plastered walls are bare and a bit of steam is in the room - its such a wonderful smell. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
I ordered a sample frm mavuseller as well, on last week i cnt wait until it get here.. i want to see out of the baked n unbaked which one i wl like... Im so addicted to the clay dirt that is dug frm ground, but its hard to find any more cleab areas around here... I wish i had a clay bank in my back yard... My mouth watering right now, i want to eat everyday allday.. Im so addicted :)
mzlibra

United States

#705 Mar 16, 2012
I was at the international market where I live and they had argo cornstarch in the box. So I got it and it taste different than the one in the plastic container. Going to african market tomorrow I hope they sell clay. Has anyone eaten arrowroot? The box of cornstarch is almost gone. Gotta have something til I get my clay.
yoni

Newbern, TN

#706 Mar 16, 2012
mzlibra wrote:
I was at the international market where I live and they had argo cornstarch in the box. So I got it and it taste different than the one in the plastic container. Going to african market tomorrow I hope they sell clay. Has anyone eaten arrowroot? The box of cornstarch is almost gone. Gotta have something til I get my clay.
where are you getting your clay from?
yoni

Newbern, TN

#707 Mar 16, 2012
1sexylady77 wrote:
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I ordered a sample frm mavuseller as well, on last week i cnt wait until it get here.. i want to see out of the baked n unbaked which one i wl like... Im so addicted to the clay dirt that is dug frm ground, but its hard to find any more cleab areas around here... I wish i had a clay bank in my back yard... My mouth watering right now, i want to eat everyday allday.. Im so addicted :)
let me know how the clay taste because I want to order a sample from her but I'm thinking I would like the unbaked.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#708 Mar 16, 2012
yoni wrote:
<quoted text> let me know how the clay taste because I want to order a sample from her but I'm thinking I would like the unbaked.
Yoni, i wl let you know... Soon as it arrives..
alternativeal

Hollywood, FL

#709 Mar 16, 2012
ackee wrote:
Hi angela how are you doing?This website for the clay sounds good 50 dollars for 50lbs . It is almost like paying for it a dollar per pound. the website is wwww.continentalcaly.com . Are you going to order from them the one you posted. Do you know if it come in chunks. I think when ou ordered it you have to get calcined clay it is the hard type chunks i believe.
This is why so many clay eaters get sick, esp. later in life.
The site you are referring to above, along with another you mentioned in an earlier post is not a supplier of food grade clay. They sell clay for artisan or building material purposes. This is why the cost is so cheap. These clays are not tested for safe mineral levels or pathogens. The particle size of construction use clay is also of a larger and heavier grade and so, will tend to cause intestinal blockades. Most of these clays contain high levels (certainly not acceptable for ingesting)of known harmful minerals such as;
lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, to name a few.

Often, I see comments here regarding the value of clay, as if its just "dirt" and its only a "natural source"... Hello, most natural resources are of high value! This is especially true with high grade quality clays that are found in pristine settings and have been lab tested for purity, safety and meet food grade standards. THAT, is why you pay more for some clays over others.
A quality health clay will improve you health when taken as directed by the manufacturer. It will provide loads of balanced micro and macro minerals as well as assist your body to detox.

Try asking one of these construction or modeling clay suppliers for a lab analysis of their clay and you will most likely get, "Huh?" for an answer.
Regarding the issue of high shipping cost? If you go to UPS.COM you can see what it would cost to ship a 30 or 50 lb box from your zip code to the manufacturers zip... then, you'll know if the seller is making money on the cost of shipping or just passing on the shipping cost dictates from the carrier.

So, my advice to you, and many others who mingle in this forum... is to take a look at the measure of value you place on your health?$1 per pound seems to be the acceptable number here.

Really??

It would benefit you to change your perspective and seek out your clay in health stores or health sites and inquire about a lab analysis before you buy. Otherwise, you just won't have a clue what it is your are putting in your body.
It's true that its not good to over eat clay... but, it down right foolish to over eat an unhealthy clay!

Good Luck and God Bless :)
yoni

Newbern, TN

#710 Mar 16, 2012
alternativeal wrote:
<quoted text>
This is why so many clay eaters get sick, esp. later in life.
The site you are referring to above, along with another you mentioned in an earlier post is not a supplier of food grade clay. They sell clay for artisan or building material purposes. This is why the cost is so cheap. These clays are not tested for safe mineral levels or pathogens. The particle size of construction use clay is also of a larger and heavier grade and so, will tend to cause intestinal blockades. Most of these clays contain high levels (certainly not acceptable for ingesting)of known harmful minerals such as;
lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, to name a few.
Often, I see comments here regarding the value of clay, as if its just "dirt" and its only a "natural source"... Hello, most natural resources are of high value! This is especially true with high grade quality clays that are found in pristine settings and have been lab tested for purity, safety and meet food grade standards. THAT, is why you pay more for some clays over others.
A quality health clay will improve you health when taken as directed by the manufacturer. It will provide loads of balanced micro and macro minerals as well as assist your body to detox.
Try asking one of these construction or modeling clay suppliers for a lab analysis of their clay and you will most likely get, "Huh?" for an answer.
Regarding the issue of high shipping cost? If you go to UPS.COM you can see what it would cost to ship a 30 or 50 lb box from your zip code to the manufacturers zip... then, you'll know if the seller is making money on the cost of shipping or just passing on the shipping cost dictates from the carrier.
So, my advice to you, and many others who mingle in this forum... is to take a look at the measure of value you place on your health?$1 per pound seems to be the acceptable number here.
Really??
It would benefit you to change your perspective and seek out your clay in health stores or health sites and inquire about a lab analysis before you buy. Otherwise, you just won't have a clue what it is your are putting in your body.
It's true that its not good to over eat clay... but, it down right foolish to over eat an unhealthy clay!
Good Luck and God Bless :)
this is so true I got some clay an it was a oz for 2.99 it came in the powder. When I ate it later that day I would get a headache a real bad one. I just clay was clay an if it is I could eat it. I did everything to it for it to get a taste I bake some no good put water in it an let it air dry no good. I just open up the pack to see if that would help it did but I got a headache. So what would be a place to order that you know you can eat it?
concerned earth lover

UK

#711 Mar 17, 2012
Alternativeal--
You use the word manufacture. I don't think labelling and packaging can be called manufacturing. I appreciate what you have said but you have got to realise that a lot of the people on this forum crave the earthy taste sort from clay and are not after just any multivitamin medication. It is a craving that becomes addictive and if you've ever had an addiction you will realise that it takes a lot to break away
Minerals from the earth should not cost the earth unless they are rare. Clay is not rare it is deposited in almost all geographical locations and no part of the world is it regarded as a rare gem. It does differ in composition depending on location. I agree we should watch what we ingest but it does not justify people selling clay charging extortionate prices. I pay 1 for a bag of six chunks of clay, back home in Kenya that would buy me 60 chunks. Making a profit is different from a blatant rip off for something that at best is sold as it comes , at worst it is baked, salted, smoked, or turned into fancy capsules. Not much goes into the production cost but as an addict I am too stupid to end this craving. Lol. God help us
monica23

Minneapolis, MN

#712 Mar 17, 2012
YESSSSS I've found a store that has started back selling Granny's Own White Dirt!!!!!!!!!
yoni

Newbern, TN

#713 Mar 17, 2012
monica23 wrote:
YESSSSS I've found a store that has started back selling Granny's Own White Dirt!!!!!!!!!
oh wow that is sum good dirt. Could you send me sum an I will pay shipping cost.
yoni

Newbern, TN

#714 Mar 18, 2012
I need sum clay. Do anyone eat with red clay? An which one has the best taste?
rin

Newbern, TN

#715 Mar 18, 2012
People are saying that there is no place to buy white dirt, do anyone know a good place? Pls say yes.
yoni

Newbern, TN

#716 Mar 19, 2012
@rin I wish I knew I been only able to get powder an I don't like it. An the only place I know is mavu an she sell out of Africa I think. I'm really in need of sum clay, up early with clay on my mind.
tara

Newbern, TN

#717 Mar 19, 2012
Wow it is a lot of people on here I see why ain't no clay in GA. Lol I been to the store around from me an for two weeks they have been out an said they don't. Know when they will have some in so now I got to eat cornstarch for another week hate it.. so if anyone know a place that sell the big smooth white dirt or if you are in Ga pls tell me where I'm pregnant an have a very bad craving for white dirt.
aishah

Birds Landing, CA

#718 Mar 19, 2012
Hi All,

Been reading this post and it is so funny! To know that i am not the only one who just loves the taste of dirt and clay. As a result, i have ordered soo many type of clay (living clay, redmond, pascalite, terramin, DE) all of these are good for you. I've also tried the Nzu from the African market, Argo, clay chips from Atlanta. But none of this compares to the clay that i dug myself when i went to the Arizona Desert! Even my daughters and neice loved this. BUT, that was some years ago and havent been able to get any since. Anyone on this forum from Arizona and can get to some nice clean desert clay?

Also, just tried to order from Mavu and it said it wont ship to U.S. what do i do?
Danielle Dalyrimple

Hamilton, OH

#719 Mar 19, 2012
You probably have a big butt and your selfcautious about this fact.

And I hear clay is full of helpful vitiams, Harry Potter reconmends it. And he killed a dark lord so that must be some powerfull crap.

10 POINTS GRIFFINDOOR
Stephanie Miller

Hamilton, OH

#720 Mar 19, 2012
CHEESE CUBES!
Rachel

Hamilton, OH

#721 Mar 19, 2012
who eats clay? how childish. how old are you? 3?
mercy

Swansea, UK

#722 Mar 19, 2012
Rachel wrote:
who eats clay? how childish. how old are you? 3?
. If you don't have any thing to say please stay off the forum.read through all the comments and you will realise this is about addiction.I you to talk about your reservations or profer some words of advice not judge any one.I don't consume cleyamdont understand why people do it at all but its not in my place to ask if anyone here is 3yrs old!

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