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. Full Story
bhaw

Delhi, India

#1570 Jun 3, 2012
hey is nzu a calabash chalk type? I just googled it! So much craving my clay ryt nw. Hadnt had any since 4 days coz the shop from i used to buy doesnt have any nw! May be she got 2 knw my additction, Searching for d new one! Its too depressing to not have any.killing me inside :/
mzlibra

United States

#1571 Jun 3, 2012
Hi everyone! Well I finished my box of Walmart cornstarch. I went to buy another box and for a couple of days I didn't. However last night I went to grocery store and bought their store brand. The texture was so soft, much softer than Walmart brand and much better than Argo. It felt so light in my mouth. It was dry too! So know I'm like definitely no Argo in plastic container......its cornstarch in the box for me!
Corn strach eater

Woodbridge, VA

#1572 Jun 3, 2012
mzlibra wrote:
Hi everyone! Well I finished my box of Walmart cornstarch. I went to buy another box and for a couple of days I didn't. However last night I went to grocery store and bought their store brand. The texture was so soft, much softer than Walmart brand and much better than Argo. It felt so light in my mouth. It was dry too! So know I'm like definitely no Argo in plastic container......its cornstarch in the box for me!
What store brand was it?
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#1574 Jun 3, 2012
Worried Clay Addict wrote:
Got my Lead level results yesterday, HAPPY to report that NO Lead was found in my system!!!!!!!!!
Logical Deduction: Considering my intake of Nzu a day (trust me it bothers around 25-40 pieces a day) this report confirms Nzu does Not contain Lead.
Now I can Confidently and Fearlessly 'demolish' my huge bag of Nzu!!!!
So all those fears of not conceiving due to Lead in my system are just tricks my mind was playing on me.....:)
Lololol
Hi Worried Clay Addict, a question if you don't mind? Have you always gotten your Nzu from the same source or general location?

Again I'm so glad your tests showed no lead, but I've been doing some reading online on Nzu including some people who claim to have conducted independent tests and the Nzu tested did show lead and arsenic. I also read another report though that suggested it could depend on where the Nzu was from - i.e. that not all Nzu is created equal. Just thought I'd raise this - maybe your Nzu has been fine but some really isn't?

Another question for anyone out there that can help. Does anyone personally know of any serious bad effects on clay-consuming women or their children that can definitely be attributed to the clay?

Thanks!

Since: May 12

UK

#1575 Jun 3, 2012
All things clay wrote:
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So happy to hear your news! I hope that you will have more good news for us very soon.
I will look for Nzu when I next travel, as I don't think I have tried it (may have done, have tried various, but none that was described to me as Nzu). Can you tell me what it is like - taste, texture, earthiness? Is it very sticky? I don't like my clay too sticky/gummy, which is one reason I like my baked DE - similar to clay, but so nice and dry and chalk-like.
Lololol...! Yes, I am praying for more good news... But it I a good thing that am relaxed ...not thinking the lead level in me is the cause for the delay.!!
Nzu has a very earthy taste more like raindrops on sand...:). However, it can be sticky but the taste and the way it melts in your mouth is worth all the stickiness...! Lolol

Since: May 12

UK

#1576 Jun 3, 2012
bhaw wrote:
hey is nzu a calabash chalk type? I just googled it! So much craving my clay ryt nw. Hadnt had any since 4 days coz the shop from i used to buy doesnt have any nw! May be she got 2 knw my additction, Searching for d new one! Its too depressing to not have any.killing me inside :/
Yes...anzu is also known as Calabash chalk..
Corn strach eater

Woodbridge, VA

#1577 Jun 3, 2012
Worried Clay Addict wrote:
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Yes...anzu is also known as Calabash chalk..
Where do u get your because i feel your does not have lead in it.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#1578 Jun 3, 2012
mzlibra wrote:
Hi everyone! Well I finished my box of Walmart cornstarch. I went to buy another box and for a couple of days I didn't. However last night I went to grocery store and bought their store brand. The texture was so soft, much softer than Walmart brand and much better than Argo. It felt so light in my mouth. It was dry too! So know I'm like definitely no Argo in plastic container......its cornstarch in the box for me!
Is it the best brand you've ever had? I'm enjoying a couple spoonfuls of my Argo in the box. Haven't been eating much, so this is the same box I've had for couple of weeks now. It's getting very close to the bottom, but it seems to get tastier the longer it's opened. I love to try different types when I can, but it's hard to imagine anything better. Argo in the plastic container is horrible by comparison.

I was on the Argo website shown on the box and see they sell it in 50 pound sacks! Cornstarch lovers, imagine having that much on hand!
mzlibra

United States

#1579 Jun 3, 2012
50lbs of Cornstarch!!!! I would be beside myself....LOL!!!!!! 1. Taste is Walmart brand 2. Texture is Food Lion brand 3. Dryness its a tie between the both of them. I'm going to try and find Argo in the box at the international store....then I'm going to do a taste test between all three of them. And so I won't gain any weight in the stomach area I've been taking a teaspoon of apple cider vingear to burn belly fat....I got the cornstarch yesterday so I will c how long it last. BTW I took off the top and cut open the box and its exposed to air....the drier the better!
mzlibra

United States

#1580 Jun 4, 2012
Ok I'm going cornstarch crazy!!!!! My box is half way gone!!!!!!
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#1581 Jun 4, 2012
mzlibra wrote:
Ok I'm going cornstarch crazy!!!!! My box is half way gone!!!!!!
It must be good!

I've just been scraping the bottom of my box; wish I had some more. Where are those 50 pound sacks when you need them lol!!

All joking aside, I'm glad that I'm not as hooked on it as I used to be because I know that stuff can't be doing us any good.

Off to get a little DE now, need something still.
mzlibra

United States

#1582 Jun 5, 2012
I'm at work its been raining and my mouth is watering so bad....I want to go home curl up wit my blanket a spoon or straw and my cornstarch. I'm taking vitamins but the fact of the matter is I love to eat cornstarch. I eat it in moderation over a course of about a two week period. Then there r times where I can go weeks without it......I can even take some white dirt right about now.....
Hazel

London, UK

#1583 Jun 5, 2012
Scott wrote:
What the deal with eating clay. I eat a ton of it and I am 40 and have never had any health problems. Kaolite tastes like rain with a hint of peanuts and it melts in your mouth like chocolate. It gets rid of heavy metals like murcury, so it doesn't give you murcury. It binds at the molecular level to get rid of toxins and heavy metals. My brain has not suffered like most in our population due to vaccinations and being injected with these metals.
Human beings have been eating dirt and clay since we left the cave. It is just that society shuns what it doesn't understand. You can get help for it if you want, but it is perfectly natural. I would never recommend just eating dirt of the ground, bateria and parasites - but clay from Georgia mines or Red Teramin clay is fine.
where do you get this clay from? whats it called?
tara

Dyersburg, TN

#1584 Jun 5, 2012
For the lady's who are taking DE Earth pls read this an take this as fa real.. a lady we know on a diffrent group was taking DE an stop an got sick she would eat the DE like most of us right out of the bag an she mess her lungs up really bad.. pls if you are taking DE by eating it you got to stop. I just wanted to come on an post this because as much as DE earth help the body it also can hurt pls be safe an God bless
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#1585 Jun 6, 2012
tara wrote:
For the lady's who are taking DE Earth pls read this an take this as fa real.. a lady we know on a diffrent group was taking DE an stop an got sick she would eat the DE like most of us right out of the bag an she mess her lungs up really bad.. pls if you are taking DE by eating it you got to stop. I just wanted to come on an post this because as much as DE earth help the body it also can hurt pls be safe an God bless
Thank you for sharing this, it is good to have information so that we can weigh up and decide whether to continue/start taking certain things or not.

I hope that this poor lady recovers her health. Was wondering though if you had any details to share - for example how much DE she was eating, how long she was taking it, whether she had any pre-existing health conditions, whether her lung problems were proven to have been caused by the DE, etc?

Speaking personally, DE has not caused me any problems (that I know of anyway, and hopefully not) other than bad bathroom trouble in the past that I accept as my own fault rather than the DE itself. I mostly add water and bake the DE, and eat it in chunks, but also eat it as powder sometimes. So I'm not routinely inhaling dust from DE.

I'm not recommending DE, people have to decide for themselves, but I love it, it satisfies my cravings as well as lessens my cravings for other things that may be worse for me than the DE, and I believe I have gotten health benefits. But as I said, each person has to decide for him/herself.

Learning as much as possible is so important. I have read a lot on the internet about DE. One very informative fact sheet is by the State of Oregon - if you google diatomaceous earth and State of Oregon it should come up.

tami

Dyersburg, TN

#1586 Jun 6, 2012
Hi lady's. I see tara has post. But I want you guys to know that if you take DE in powder an not mix it with water you could be hurting yourself.. I have talk to the lady an she said she didn't feel sick until she stop taking it. DE is to lower blood pressure, cholesterol she said it did not do any of this for her. But this lady was also eating cornstarch. Me myself have had high very high cholesterol because of eating cornstarch I was feeling fine an did not know. If anyone take DE by powder STOP because it will hurt your lungs. I truly understand pica an the fight with pica some of us moving from one thing to another know that to much of anything can hurt you. It was an think still is a lady on here who fast on an about her habit (God bless you sister) she has the right idea, as I tell a lot of the lady's I talk to we can do it.. because we are not just doing it for us but to help others.
hilda

Evesham, UK

#1587 Jun 6, 2012
pls where in pecham or lewisham did you buy the clay from been craving for clay for 2months and have no idea where to buy from.
concerned earth lover wrote:
I've tried the salty and another from Nigeria which is not salty it is flat shaped, a very dark greyish colour and comes in random chunks that looks like bits of concrete but soft and crunchy to chew. My nemesis is the Ghana clay I find it impossible to resist. It is very crumbly, a bit gritty but also melts in your mouth leaving a earthy flavour. I find going cold turkey means the craving comes back with a vengeance. I've not had clay for 2 months but I'm off to the shops first thing 2moro. Most stores that sell local African herbs and groceries in London will sell clay especially the west African owned stores also some Asian food stores. I've bought clay from stores in hackney, Peckham, tottenham, Lewisham over the years.
concerned earth lover

UK

#1588 Jun 7, 2012
hilda wrote:
pls where in pecham or lewisham did you buy the clay from been craving for clay for 2months and have no idea where to buy from.
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At Peckham high street you have a few African grocery stores. I think one of them is called kumasi stores. They all sell Ghana clay. They usually don't display them.so you will have to ask the shopkeeper.
Chalk lover

Birmingham, UK

#1589 Jun 8, 2012
Hi all,

If you take the DE as powder it may cause lung problems. I found that when I mixed it with water and baked it, just the mixing alone would cause lots of dust. I used to hold the container I mixed it in as far away as possible to stop the dust from getting by me. A good thing to use is one of those dust masks for your nose and mouth. I was planning on getting one, but praise Jesus, by fasting, my addiction stopped.

Just yesterday I did a little test to see if I would crave clay after eating some processed food. I ate some jam donuts from Marks and Spencer - they were really nice - but very sweet. Totally the opposite to my healthy foods I eat. And guess what - I craved the clay!!! This proves my point that diet plays an important part in craving clay (for me anyway). I think I craved the clay to get rid of the toxins that the processed sugary donuts produce in the body. The clay has a lot of cleansing benefits both externally and internally due to its molecular structure.
Chalk lover

Birmingham, UK

#1590 Jun 8, 2012
Hi again, just continuing where I left off...
So after the donuts I ate some healing earth clay, a German brand called Luvos that is for internal use. It really helped. I had to 2 teaspoons then I had an extra teaspoon mixed in half a cup of water (the recommended way to consume it. It smelled lovely, nice and earthy when I mixed it with water, but unfortunately it didn't taste like it smelt - it didn't taste of anything.

I haven't had any today because I have eaten only healthy foods. So no cravings. Here is the link if anyone want to try it.
http://www.purenature24.co.uk/shop/misearch.h...
I have the red pack in powder form.

Going back to the DE - I also ate it in the powder form on it's own and also mixed the white clay powder. I didn't have any lung problems though. I preferred the DE chunks, but they took too long to mix and bake so in the end I got lazy and just went straight for the powder lol.

I do feel that eating clay is fine. People have been eating it for hundreds if not thousands of years. I think for its detox abilities, as a natural remedy. And now that Jesus has given me the power over my addiction I can have some in moderation when I choose to - and not when it chose to- when I had no control.

Hope this helps

God bless

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