- Untitled. // Whole Earth;Spring99, Issue 96, p42
Focuses on geophagy or earth eating. Information on the edible clay tablets at a shrine in Esquipulas, Guatemala; Nutritional; benefit from termite mounds; Practice used by plantation owners of the American colonies and West Indies to prevent geophagy among slaves.
- Pica. Morgan, R. F. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec1984, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p1052
The article presents the case of three sisters who practise pica. Their mother has practised pica during her first three pregnancies. Pica is an abnormal desire to eat inappropriate materials like clay, cement and paper. Pica is also known as a cultural activity which happens in many parts of...
- THE FIRST CASE OF PAGOPHAGIA: THE BYZANTINE EMPEROR THEOPHILUS (829-842 AD). Poulakou-Rebelakou, Effie; Tsiamis, Costas; Ploumpidis, Dimitrios // Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica;2015, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p95
The Byzantine Emperor Theophilus (829-842 AD) died from dysentery, the exact nature of which is unknown. However, based on the original Greek texts of the Byzantine historians and chroniclers of that era, the possible cause of death may be connected to Theophilus' pagophagia (snow eating), in...
- Let'em eat dirt. Abel, Allen // Saturday Night;Jun98, Vol. 113 Issue 5, p27
Discusses the practice of earth-eating or geophagy among humans. Details on some people who do the practice; Information on Luvos Healing Earth, a powder from a mine in Germany; Scientific findings on geophagy.
- Broadening the perspective of pica: Literature review. Lacey, Ella P. // Public Health Reports;Jan/Feb90, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p29
Presents a framework for understanding pica. Health risks associated with the disease; Substances identified as objects of pica; Effects of pica; Mechanisms of causation.
- When soil's on the menu. McWilliam, Fiona // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Oct96, Vol. 68 Issue 10, p7
Presents preliminary findings on the study of geophagy or soil-eating. Triggers for eating soil; Geographic distribution of people believing in the therapeutic properties of soil.
- Pica in a rural obstetric population. Smith, Jeanette M. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/24/96-1/31/96, Vol. 275 Issue 4, p262
Presents an abstract of an article on the incidence of pica in a rural obstetric population published in `Southern Medical Journal.' Increase in the incidence of pica during pregnancy; Factors influencing pica in a rural obstetric population.
- Pica and Pregnancy: A Global View. Carmoney, Pat // International Journal of Childbirth Education;Jul2014, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p29
Written documentation concerning human consumption of non-food items and resulting health issues has a long history in medical records dating from shortly after the invention of the printing press. In modern times the legacy of possible ill or salubrious effects continues to exist concerning the...
- THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EARTH-EATING: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF GEOPHAGY AMONG LUO CHILDREN. Geissler, P. Wenzel // Africa (Edinburgh University Press);2000, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p653
Focuses on a study which described the social significance and meanings attributed to earth-eating practice among the primary school children in Louoland, western Kenya. Analysis of earth-eating social practice; Discussion on the meanings of earth; Several interconnected themes in which...