Ice Crunching Vloggers?

Addicted to Ice!

Could I actually have found my dream job …. apparently in China, people PAY to watch other people eat Ice!! I think I may have died and gone to heaven – I’m going to have to look into this. For now here’s the link to the article I just read … crazy stuff!

People paying to watch people eat Ice!

Think I might have a go at making a YouTube video of me eating some Ice!! It’s worth a try huh?

Jo. x

Polar Counter Top Ice Maker Review.

If you’re looking for an Ice Maker for the home, or even a small business – look no further than The Polar Counter Top Ice Maker. I have a busy household with 7 of us plus pets and visitors! I also have a medical condition named “Pernicious Anemia” which causes me to crave Ice. As you can probably imagine, over the years I have become something of an Ice Expert and this is the Ice Machine that I have at home.

If that isn’t enough of a recommendation for you, I’ll carry on and tell you all about this particular Ice Machine – don’t worry I’m a very honest person and you will hear the good, the bad and the ugly! I Researched for a few months before deciding to buy this particular Ice machine, it stood out above all the rest, and I will explain why below. read more

A Side Order Of Poo With Your Ice?

I have been reading some reports recently of scientists who have found “Poo Bacteria” on ice at a number of major fast food Restaurants in the UK. Ice was sampled at 10 random branches each of McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King across the country to test for indications that they were contaminated by bacteria. The investigation was carried out following the results of BBC One’s Watchdog investigation earlier in the year, which found “significant levels” of faecal bacteria on ice samples in three major coffee chains. read more

First wobble

So last night I was showing a friend this website, just to see what they thought of the layout and pictures, and they started asking me about being addicted to Ice. They literally couldn’t understand it and actually looked at me quite disgusted! I was even sitting there with a massive glass of Ice next to me, crunching away! The more I tried to explain the compulsivity of it – the more they looked at me incredulously. It was a very strange scenario – I’m very used to people just accepting that this is the way I am and just leaving me to it. read more

Why Am I Craving Ice?

You want to know why you’re craving Ice?

There are 4 main reasons why people crave Ice.

  1. Iron Defiency Aneamia
  2. Vitamin B12 Defiency / Pernicious Aneamia
  3. They just really love Ice!

I will go into more detail about the main symptoms of the first 2 below. If you have a fair few of the Symptoms on the list, it’s definately worth a visit to the GP or a Healthcare Professional and getting some blood tests to check your levels. Please, don’t start taking any vitamins until you have had your levels checked as in the case of B12 it will mask your “real” B12 levels and in the case of Iron – if you aren’t Deficient it is dangerous to take too much. read more

Crunching Ice?

Crunching Ice?

Looking for information on what it means? Trying to find support? Want to know you’re not alone? Want to share your story? You have arrived at the right place. Crunching or Chewing Ice is a condition named Pagophagia, and is commonly caused by Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency of some kind. It is probably way more common than you think because many people that have it just think it’s a normal part of them and not any kind of Deficiency.

While I was looking online to see if other people have this problem, I stumbled across the “Ice Chewers Bulletin Board” which is really quite eye opening! Almost everything i read I could completely resonate with – it was quite a wake up for me and also a big affirmation that I’m doing the right thing as there are many more “Ice Chewers” out there than I realised. These are some of the comments I came across which I thought would be good to share. read more

About Jo

Hi and welcome to Addicted to Ice, where I feel I need to make it clear that this page is not about being addicted to “ICE” as in Crystal Meth!!! Obviously I thought of the website name before I realized it had anything to do with drugs and it is rather unfortunate … So … If you have arrived here looking for Crystal Meth I would advise you to see a medical professional or Drug Councilor.

I just want to crunch it!

My Story.

So the type of Ice that I’m addicted to is a lot more boring than that but certainly not as bad for me!! My addiction is to plain old Frozen Water – but my do I love it!! I’m the first to admit that I’ve never had a good diet, some of this is because I’m Autistic, and the rest because I’m Lazy! I have had various health problems in the past and have learned about Nutrition and Supplements to help me with these problems. In some areas I have had dramatic success and some outstanding results! However, Anemia and B12 Deficiency have plagued my life – and along with those problems – comes an irresistible craving for crunching Ice! read more