TITLE

WELL-GROUNDED DIET

AUTHOR(S)
Johns, Timothy
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Sciences;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Studies the human habit of consuming clay as spices, condiments or relishes that is known as geophagy. Reasons for the clay consuming habits in humans; Consumption of clays with potato by Andean natives since 16th century; Chemical basis for the detoxifying effect of clay; Protection from gastrointestinal stress through clay consumption.
ACCESSION #
7588069

 

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