One Indian woman eat two pounds of sand and small pebbles for six decades daily and claims that due to this habit she is 78 years old.
Kusma Vati swallows sand and smaller stones every day and she never had health problems.
“I have not had any problems with my stomach and mouth, and everything is fine with my teeth. Even I think that thanks to sand i feel stronger and younger. I can chew the hardest stone without problem”, says Vati.
Kusma says that because of her habit she never went to the doctor.
“I started to eat sand at 15 and in the beginning I had stomachache, but it did not last too long. This is all normal for me. I have a feeling that minerals from the sand gives me energy to work in the field, “says Vati.
Her granddaughter is begging her to stop this strange habit, but she does not give up.
“I don’t see need for it. I’m healthy and energetic thanks to the sand, “she says.
Otherwise, for this type of unusual behavior exists and the professional title – pica disorder (Pica is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as ice (pagophagia); hair (trichophagia); paper (papyrophagia); drywall or paint; metal (metallophagia); stones (lithophagia) or earth (geophagia); glass (hyalophagia); or feces (coprophagia); and chalk). The sand is only one of the materials that can be found on the menu, people with this disorder, and often eat paper, glue, clay, and even feces.
Not yet known cause, but there are indications that it is associated with a lack of minerals, particularly iron.
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