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Is Dirt Safe To Eat?
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Posted on 06/23/2011 12:49:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway

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1 posted on 06/23/2011 12:49:18 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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I’m pretty sure my dirt-eating kid got some serious worms (requiring the attention of a specialist!) because he ate dirt.

Yeah, not recommended.


2 posted on 06/23/2011 1:02:48 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: nickcarraway

I dunno but the MSM keeps tryin’ to feed it to us....


3 posted on 06/23/2011 1:07:36 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Markos33; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

As a child growing up in our rather large turn-of-the-century family home I had a craving which horrified my family but apparently did no long term damage.

There used to be a product, the name escapes me, which was a greenish clay like substance used for cleaning wall paper. The stuff absorbed grease, smoke and common dirt when rolled over or rubbed on the wall paper and was reused until it lost its supple consistency.

When fresh out of the can, I found it to be a great little snack.

I have no idea what it was made of.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 1:08:36 AM PDT by shibumi (The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind - Blake)
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To: nickcarraway

Bentonite Clay (not your everyday dirt) is supposed to be good for you. I have some and have tried it on occasion without any ill results.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 1:38:26 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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eating dirt? this is what’s being pitched out there?

i was wrong. we’re not headed towards soviet russia... we’re headed to communist north korea.

what’s next? the benefits and daily fiber content of tree bark?

how’s that hope & change working for ya?


6 posted on 06/23/2011 3:49:07 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: nickcarraway

No, thank you! I’ll bite the dust someday, but it won’t be willingly. ;-)


7 posted on 06/23/2011 4:27:46 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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Eating dirt is maybe overkill, but there’s been research to suggest that severe allergies to peanuts, etc are more common now due to kids being raised in hyper clean environments. Farm kids don’t seem to get these allergies nearly as much.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 5:01:06 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 5:41:26 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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We better get used to it with our Communist in Chief in charge.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT by RetSignman ("It's about saving our Republic, STUPID")
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To: Persevero

I got worms from dirt once while doing QC soil work on an earthen dam under construction.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 5:57:42 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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“but apparently did no long term damage.”

Uh...yeah.

*Obviously*


12 posted on 06/23/2011 6:10:32 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Melinda in TN

Kaopectate used to contain kaolin, which is a clay. Both the kaolin and the pectin have been removed from the product. Supposedly, both ingredients were removed because they were ineffective.

So, I have some doubts about bentonite taken internally, although I have seen the ads, which I find hyperbolic. I believe it is the basis for facial masks to remove blackheads. I know it can be purchased bulk for that purpose from cosmetic ingredient suppliers.

You state you had no ill results. What benefits did you experience?


13 posted on 06/23/2011 6:20:22 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: nickcarraway
If you want to inject particulary deadly forms of nematodes, such a Strongyloides, then by all means eat dirt. Also, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and many other forms of deadly bacteria. Above all though, are the worms, many whose larva are so small as to be unseen by the naked eye. And once you get them, you will always have them, until they eventually cause your death. There are no antiparsiticals that truly work, especially in humans.

Anyone that buys this garbage is setting themselves up for a nightmare worse than death.
14 posted on 06/23/2011 6:24:55 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

inject = ingest ...


15 posted on 06/23/2011 6:26:33 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: shibumi; Salamander

Once had a dachshund named Pica.


16 posted on 06/23/2011 6:28:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: shibumi

http://www.absorene.com/prodsumm/prod06.html

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17 posted on 06/23/2011 6:35:21 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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That is the cutest face *ever*.


18 posted on 06/23/2011 7:03:55 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: shibumi

As a toddler I developed a taste for match-heads. I’d even struggle with my mom and cry to get to one that I spotted on the ground.

The doctor told my mother to force-feed me burned toast to ‘break’ me of the habit. I did stop - for awhile.

As a teenager, I’d buy books of matches and eat the burned heads in secret.

I stopped, but I still salivate when I see or smell a burned match.

Don’t know why.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 7:15:11 AM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did.)
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