Daily Health Tips: Is It Healthy To Eat Clay?

Q: Please is eating of clay(ulo) healthy? This is urgent.Please reply. Thanks

A: Eating clay and other non-food items is referred to as pica consumption. Ingestion of clay is known as geophagia. People eat clay for different reasons. Some claim to like the taste and the texture. More commonly, some pregnant women claim that it helps them to prevent the nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy.

Indeed, some new ‘regimens’ claim that clay has a detoxifying effect on the body when ingested. Well, I haven’t seen any evidence for this claim. There is however, evidence that some of these clay products eaten may be contaminated with arsenic or lead leading to arsenic or lead poisoning with attendant complications.

So, to answer your question simply, is eating clay healthy? No it’s not.

For more on pica consumption, please click on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/05/19/daily-health-tips-if-i-drink-water-when-i-am-pregnant-will-my-baby-be-born-with-a-cold/

Have a good night, people 😀

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5 Responses to Daily Health Tips: Is It Healthy To Eat Clay?

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  3. ayoola morounkeji says:

    Q.1 Dr, please my woman use to complain of abdominal pains & sometimes she use to see discharge which she has use different kind of antibiotic drug yet she will still see it,but the most surprising issue is that this discharge will not doesn’t come until she insert her finger inside her virginal it was then she see that discharge or may be if we having a fun I will see whitish cream fluid on condom & it is a very obnoxious smell. Please doctor which active drug she can use to stop this thing & the problem I have with her is that she is the type of woman she doesn’t like to use drug. Thanks your response is highly needed.


  4. uju Victoria says:

    Dr. is it true to ulo clay causes fibroid in women who consumes it?


  5. uju Victoria says:

    Dr. is it true that consuming ulo-clay causes fibroid in women both married and single?


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