By Sera Young
Sifting via wide ancient, ethnographic, and biomedical findings, Sera younger creates a portrait of pica, or nonfood cravings, from people' earliest ingestions to present developments and practices. In enticing element, she describes the elements most often fed on and the various equipment (including the web) used to acquire them. She finds how pica is remarkably usual (it happens in approximately each human tradition and during the animal kingdom), identifies its such a lot avid partakers (pregnant ladies and younger children), and describes the possibly healthy and destructive results. She evaluates the numerous hypotheses in regards to the motives of pica, from the fantastical to the clinical, together with starvation, dietary deficiencies, and protecting capacities. by no means has a ebook tested pica so completely or accessibly, merging soaking up historical past with intimate case stories to light up an enigmatic habit deeply entwined with human biology and culture.
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Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk by Sera Young