Is it ok to eat dirt?
Ever since I can remember I’ve always craved dirt and dust. I buy specially made red dirt for eating and it’s so good, I crave it all the time
- AnnLv 76 months ago
There is a disorder listed in the DSM-V called "pica ingestion", or the eating of dirt. It is related to a shortage of certain minerals in a person's body. An endocrinologist could help you discover which minerals you're deficient in.
- AlexLv 76 months ago
It's called Pica Eating (ingestion of non-food items). And it could be a mineral imbalance or could be a psychological condition.
One of the things I'd consider trying is Bentonite Clay Supplements and a full spectrum multivitamin.
If that helps...it's likely a mineral deficiency. If you're still craving, you might want to talk to a professional about it.
- 6 months ago
if you like the earth there is no problem