Megan asked in HealthOther - Health · 6 months ago

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

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    6 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.

  • Alex
    Lv 7
    6 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

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