Posted by Caroline McCormick on April 6, 2022 April 6, 2022 Uncategorized This piece is a short TikTok on iron deficiencies and geophagy. One of the characters has just been diagnosed with anemia, and her friend is offering her helpful advice on her diet. The advice is eating dirt. The friend vehemently defends the practice of eating dirt for nutritional purposes, while the other two argue against it. The benefits of the dirt include the ingestion of nutrients, neutralization of toxins and help with digestion. The cons include eating gross dirt and bugs. They demand to see proof that the dirt is healthy and beneficial. What they get in return is studies on animals and geophagy. To counter this misinterpretation, they provide the friend with studies on humans to help her understand what she is really doing to her body. The skit ends with everyone trying to convince the dirt eater to stop eating dirt and instead take iron supplements, but she refuses since she is on a budget.