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.

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mzlibra

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Aug 14, 2012
 
I've been missing my cornstarch! Even though I've enjoyed the white dirt, the texture of the cornstarch and the taste........its been almost a month!
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#2000
Aug 14, 2012
 
mzlibra wrote:
I've been missing my cornstarch! Even though I've enjoyed the white dirt, the texture of the cornstarch and the taste........its been almost a month!
You're doing well, considering how much you used to have.

Is your goal just to take a break, or are you hoping to stay off the starch completely?
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#2001
Aug 14, 2012
 
My family wants me to stop completely. However, I'm just taking a break. Haven't been down the aisle with the cornstarch

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#2002
Aug 14, 2012
 
Jenny wrote:
Pls i need help how do i stop eating ayilo(white clay)? And is it healthy 2 take it in?

I've been over a month clean it is very hard to stop it's a addiction you must have the will power and eat high iron foods my mom ate it a lot and ended up getting iron transfusions that was only way when you have enough iron you won't like the taste. It is not good to eat it has traces of minerals that's it but can cause serious anemia.

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#2003
Aug 14, 2012
 
mzlibra wrote:
My family wants me to stop completely. However, I'm just taking a break. Haven't been down the aisle with the cornstarch

So happy you haven't went back to the cornstarch.... that can cause weight gain and cause serious problems.... white dirt can cause anemia but it has no calories in it and can be used as a dietary supplement I lost serious weight from eating it.... very comforting thing to eat but sucks to be a anemic for me.:-( too much of a good thing can be bad for you
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#2004
Aug 14, 2012
 
Jenny wrote:
Pls i need help how do i stop eating ayilo(white clay)? And is it healthy 2 take it in?
You might need to take iron supplements. This might help you cut back on your consumption. Many here have tried and have been helped. Sheer will power. Try to decrease your intake. You can cut back a little at a time. Say it is easier than doing it. I hope that you are able to cut down. Clay is good in moderation.
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#2005
Aug 15, 2012
 
Iron tabs work,i amb a witness
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#2006
Aug 15, 2012
 
No one has said anything about enjoy clay or corn strach. Everyone must be out or looking for it they have white clay on the side of the road where they are buliding so houses I want to stop so bad and get a lot for all of us but I'm scared
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Aug 15, 2012
 
corn strach eater wrote:
No one has said anything about enjoy clay or corn strach. Everyone must be out or looking for it they have white clay on the side of the road where they are buliding so houses I want to stop so bad and get a lot for all of us but I'm scared
I just got some clay from home grown . I have not had any for awhile. I just took a little piece to nibble on. It was good. I have not had any for awhile. Fear of what people will think you do not want to dig it up. You have easy access but so close but yet so far.
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#2008
Aug 16, 2012
 
Hi.. You are not alone, i live in ghana and i can eat soo much ayilo..can eat over 50 in a day.. Especially the small grey onse.. I try to stop but i cant...
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#2009
Aug 16, 2012
 
Been enjoying my dirt 3 pieces left......still missing my cornstarch.
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#2010
Aug 16, 2012
 
mzlibra wrote:
Been enjoying my dirt 3 pieces left......still missing my cornstarch.
OMG I want some so bad Lol just a little if I get a whole bag I might eat it all .... how's it been tasting in the paper bag by the way has it got noticeably dry ;-)
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#2011
Aug 16, 2012
 
I'm 8 months pregnant and I started craving for dirt in my 6 month and I've been eating kalaba chalk since. I live in Maryland so I go to to this store call Red Apple
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#2012
Aug 17, 2012
 
I just git some white dirt. I have been nibbling a little here and there. My cravings seem so strong b4 I got it.Now that I have it the cravings are not that strong. I just eat a little piece now and then. I have not had any for a good while maybe that's why I do not want it so much.
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#2013
Aug 17, 2012
 
Yes my dirt has gotten drier and the 3 pieces (chunks) that I had left I used a hammer wrapped my dirt ina towel and broke them into smaller pieces so now I have a lot again......its crazy bcuz I thought the dirt would decrease my cravings for cornstarch but somehow my mouth is so dry that I'm craving the squeakiness of the cornstarch. I've been enjoying the crunch and then some pieces I just let melt like a piece of candy.......
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#2014
Aug 17, 2012
 
mzlibra:

That dirt sounds good. I see you had to use a hammer...the pieces were that solid/hard? But I see that it still melts nicely in your mouth.

I've been taking iron and thought my cravings had reduced but my mouth is watering now thinking about it.
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#2015
Aug 18, 2012
 
Taking iron takes sometime to get into the system. But as long as your eating dirt your gonna crave that cornstarch because your iron is low Lol I use to take iron pills and eat dirt Lol definitely didn't help it made my stomach hurt. But folic acid pills help what ever mineral your body is lacking to make you crave whatever...the pills have everything you need one a day women's are great too :-)
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#2016
Aug 18, 2012
 
Hello everyone!
I am a former clay addict! I once suffered from anemia(low iron) and I was seriously addicted to clay. I loved the ghanian clay (egg shaped) and other white clays. I really wanted to stop and a friend of mine told me to get iron treatment. I asked my doctor to give IV iron drips and since then I NEVER craved clay. It has only been 2 months and I dont think about clay. Before the getting the iron treatment, I thought about eating clay all day long, I even watched videos about it and my mouth would water. Clay eating is not that terrible but once you become ADDICTED, its like you are under a spell. Ladies, check your iron levels and get treated.
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#2017
Aug 18, 2012
 
ClayAddict wrote:
Hello everyone!
I am a former clay addict! I once suffered from anemia(low iron) and I was seriously addicted to clay. I loved the ghanian clay (egg shaped) and other white clays. I really wanted to stop and a friend of mine told me to get iron treatment. I asked my doctor to give IV iron drips and since then I NEVER craved clay. It has only been 2 months and I dont think about clay. Before the getting the iron treatment
, I thought about eating clay all day long, I even watched videos about it and my mouth would water. Clay eating is not that terrible but once you become ADDICTED, its like you are under a spell. Ladies, check your iron levels and get treated.
Very very true my mom still gets the treatments very affective
mzlibra

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#2018
Aug 19, 2012
 
I'm taking iron tablets and women's one a day. I just enjoy eating dirt and trying to stay away from the cornstarch....I didn't buy any cornstarch even though I wanted to bcuz I know I would eat the whole box....been munching on my dirt

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