Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Nontsikelelo Mbathani wants to know about her craving for ice.
The compulsive eating of ice, including scrapings of frost from a freezer compartment, is called pagophagia. This strong craving for non-food substances is often associated with a deficiency of iron or zinc and usually disappears when corrected. If you crave non-food substances, such as ash, soil, chalk or clay, visit your doctor to ensure you are not suffering a mineral deficiency.
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