Pica- mineral deficiency, and ways it secretly has been coped with.
"I have been addicted for 7 years and I have no one to talk to about this. I hide it from my boyfriend because he think its just something I should be able to stop doing in the blink of an eye. I have hidden it from my family for 15 years. I don't know wut I would do if they found out. I guess I would have to stop then. I would be so ashamed if it weren't for living with my family , I think I would be consuming cornstarch baby powder 24/7. I MAKE DAILY STOPS TO WAL-MART FOR CHALK AND HIDE THE BOXES WHEN I GET HOME."
(Craving Earth, understanding Pica, the urge to eat clay, starch, ice and chalk).