Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 20 comments on the Dec 7, 2007, GoErie.com story 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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Georgia white dirt eater

United States

#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 :-)
ClayAddict

New Orleans, LA

#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.
Georgia white dirt eater

Jonesboro, GA

#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

United States

#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
corn strach eater

Woodbridge, VA

#2019 Aug 19, 2012
So i have been corn strach and clay clean for some months now and its been raining all day im going crazy all i small is earth i just want a bit lol but i have to keep this up.
Chalk lover

Rotherham, UK

#2020 Aug 19, 2012
Hi all, I have got some ayilo/nzu/cylinder shaped greyish colour clay for sale!!! Here is a video link of how they make it http://www.juzztv.com/watch_video.php...
Just email me if your interested disham68@yahoo.co.uk
happy clay eating (in moderation)
God bless
corn strach eater

Woodbridge, VA

#2021 Aug 19, 2012
Chalk lover wrote:
Hi all, I have got some ayilo/nzu/cylinder shaped greyish colour clay for sale!!! Here is a video link of how they make it http://www.juzztv.com/watch_video.php...
Just email me if your interested disham68@yahoo.co.uk
happy clay eating (in moderation)
God bless
Wow that looks good whats your price
Katie

United States

#2022 Aug 19, 2012
Chalk lover wrote:
Hi all, I have got some ayilo/nzu/cylinder shaped greyish colour clay for sale!!! Here is a video link of how they make it http://www.juzztv.com/watch_video.php...
Just email me if your interested disham68@yahoo.co.uk
happy clay eating (in moderation)
God bless
how much
Georgia white dirt eater

Jonesboro, GA

#2023 Aug 19, 2012
http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Hey ladies this is a video for all you guys with a sense of humor.... lol I love this video because I've never seen guys eat white dirt or even willing to try it but there reaction is hilarious!!!!.... never would I eat that much at once or I'd definitely act the same way they were :-D ENJOY!!!
Chalk lover

Rotherham, UK

#2024 Aug 20, 2012
Hi all, cost of cylinder shaped clay is 2 per bag. There are four pieces in a bag. Please bear in mind that postage will be extra. For the UK 2.20 second class,2.70 first class - not recorded. For the US 3.30 ($5.18)air mail - no tracking(the cheapest). If you want more than one bag then the weight would be more so again, this would impact on the postage price. If you want the clay to be tracked/recorded delivery then this too will be more.

God bless
Anonymous

Bronx, NY

#2025 Aug 21, 2012
This is the best clay I have ever gotten. It is earthy ,crunchy,smooth and melts in your mouth good. The whole lit us the same. It is all good. That US not usually the case. Sometimes you find a good piece. It reminds me if a video I saw on you tube with some ladies eating odowa.
charm

Brooklyn, NY

#2026 Aug 21, 2012
ackee wrote:
This is the best clay I have ever gotten. It is earthy ,crunchy,smooth and melts in your mouth good. The whole lit us the same. It is all good. That US not usually the case. Sometimes you find a good piece. It reminds me if a video I saw on you tube with some ladies eating odowa.
hi ackee where did you get your supply?
Anonymous

Bronx, NY

#2027 Aug 21, 2012
charm wrote:
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hi ackee where did you get your supply?
I got it from home grown Georgia white dirt. I got a half a case. It seem as if all the bags came from one giant block if clay and they broke it up and bagged it. It is so good.
Where do you normally get yours? I treated myself. It will last a good while because I do not eat that much.
Myaio

Longmont, CO

#2028 Aug 21, 2012
You're probably iron deficient.
adaku

UK

#2029 Aug 22, 2012
Off iron,cravings back,helped myself to Some stones,really tasty!back to iron next week..cheers ladies
mzlibra

United States

#2030 Aug 22, 2012
Ackee I'm glad u r enjoying the clay. I still have a few pieces left but they will probably be gone today. I take iron every day but I still love to eat clay. The taste of the clay I enjoy. Still haven't had any cornstarch even though I want some......
Earthy

Widnes, UK

#2031 Aug 22, 2012
Chalk lover wrote:
Hi all, cost of cylinder shaped clay is 2 per bag. There are four pieces in a bag. Please bear in mind that postage will be extra. For the UK 2.20 second class,2.70 first class - not recorded. For the US 3.30 ($5.18)air mail - no tracking(the cheapest). If you want more than one bag then the weight would be more so again, this would impact on the postage price. If you want the clay to be tracked/recorded delivery then this too will be more.
God bless
How do I go about purchasing? Also would you be able to email me the pictures of YOUR actual clay? I'd like to see exactly what I'm getting before I buy. Thank you!!

My email is kingdom.child@hotmail.co.uk
Anonymous

Bronx, NY

#2032 Aug 22, 2012
mzlibra wrote:
Ackee I'm glad u r enjoying the clay. I still have a few pieces left but they will probably be gone today. I take iron every day but I still love to eat clay. The taste of the clay I enjoy. Still haven't had any cornstarch even though I want some......
I am not iron deficient. For some reason I just love the taste of chalk like things. I do not have it everyday.

Adaku I know it was hard for you. I know you did make great progress in your attempt to stop. For that I congratulate you. Once in awhile is okay if you can control your intake.
adaku

UK

#2033 Aug 22, 2012
ackee wrote:
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I am not iron deficient. For some reason I just love the taste of chalk like things. I do not have it everyday.
Adaku I know it was hard for you. I know you did make great progress in your attempt to stop. For that I congratulate you. Once in awhile is okay if you can control your intake.
Hey ackee,great to hear from you.enjoyed my clay so muccccccchhhhhhh,kinda missed it but dont want to over do it.i had it and did not feel guilty but i just realised that when i tried my 20min run just now,i tired out in less than 5min...so i will just wait till it gets off my system b4 running...how are yu?
Anonymous

Bronx, NY

#2034 Aug 22, 2012
Adaku, I am doing fine. Does the clay makes you feel sluggish? I have heard people say the opposite. Many have said that they feel energized. I am on a little vacation from work. I think I got the clay thing under control. I did not eat any for a long time and I resisted for a long time. Now that I have it I an not eating it ad much as I used to. I think control is the key. Once you got control of it you won't eat it that much. Keep that control girl.

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