Posts tagged "pica"

This Woman Considers Rocks “The Ultimate Comfort Food”

Hi. Confession time. I have a strange little obsession with Pica, a disorder which causes a person to crave and eat inedible substances. I’ve been trying to understand it since Pysch 101. It’s been linked to iron deficiencies, neurological problems or chemical imbalances but it can also just be an acquired taste. So basically anything…

Ami Angelowicz / July 17, 2012

Kerry Trebilcock Has Eaten 4,000 Sponges And 100 Bars Of Soap

Dental nurse Kerry Trebilcock has eaten 4,000 sponges and over 100 bars of soap, but it hasn’t been in the name of oral hygiene.
The Sun reported that Trebilcock, 21, suffers from pica, a rare disorder that causes sufferers to crave non-food items. In Trebilcock’s case, this means washing sponges and organic soap. She told the Sun

The Huffington Post / February 29, 2012