Posted by: Strange | 2009/09/07

Eating Soil

I am not sure what is going on but I have suddenly developed the habit of craving for soil, the other day, I even bought a few pieces of soil while I was in town. I ate them and really enjoyed them.

I am not pregnant and nothing about my diet has really changed. The only thing I can say is that I exercise 6 times a week and for an average of 2 hours every day. I do try and eat a balanced diet.

Is this a mental thing or is it an eating disorder??

Is something wrong with me, am I going crazy...

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Hi Strange
You may have an iron shortage. Try not to do it - you may ingest eggs of parasitic worms or even pick up a disease like Anthrax! Best is to have your blood tested for iron anemia, and take a good multivitamin with essential vitamins as well as trace elements.
Dr Bets

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