Medicine beneath your feet: a biocultural examination of the risks and benefits of geophagy

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By Young, Sera L., Miller, Joshua D.


Researchers examine the body of literature on the practice of geophagy(the consumption of earth), shining a light on the harms, benefits, and proposed reasoning behind the practice cross-sectionally. In addition to this review of the literature, gaps in the literature and suggestions for future research are discussed.


The cross-cultural frequency of geophagy by climate type is examined.

Hypotheses (1)

Geophagy is more common in tropical environments.UNKNOWN

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