Skip to comments.Is Dirt Safe To Eat?
Posted on 06/23/2011 12:49:16 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.
I dunno but the MSM keeps tryin’ to feed it to us....
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.
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.
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?
No, thank you! I’ll bite the dust someday, but it won’t be willingly. ;-)
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.
God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt.
We better get used to it with our Communist in Chief in charge.
I got worms from dirt once while doing QC soil work on an earthen dam under construction.
“but apparently did no long term damage.”
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?
inject = ingest ...
Once had a dachshund named Pica.
That is the cutest face *ever*.
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.
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