Every cell in our body excretes waste material, which becomes toxic and poisonous to our bodies if it is allowed to build up faster than it can be eliminated or filtered out of the body. The most common symptoms of toxic buildup within the body are mental dullness, aching-stiff joints, gas and bloat, high acidity, digestive problems with the stomach and colon, acid reflux and fatigue. Therefore, it is imperative to naturally detox to rid yourself of the deleterious effects of impurities and toxins. There is a lot of popular sharing of results of clay users suggesting that Calcium Bentonite Clay therapy may be an ideal detoxification treatment because it is safe and effective. Clay has many healing abilities due to its alkaline pH and high negative ionic charge, and it works on the entire organism. Take control of your body by detoxing to help regain and achieve the pinnacle of your health!
Kathryn Alexander, one of the leading experts in detoxification and dietary healing, succinctly states on her Web site:
"The legacy of 50 years exposure to persistent man-made chemicals combined with the denigration of the food chain has increased our susceptibility to chronic degenerative disease and cancer. Reversal can only come about by resolving these primary causes of disease. By releasing the toxic burden of the body and restoring its nutritional status, we can change our internal environment and achieve good health" (Get a Life).
Resolving the primary causes of disease is facilitated by proper nutrition, exercise, and detoxing. Drinking plenty of water and simple sweating helps to flush your system of toxins, but clay therapy, which has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people around the world, has passed the test of time to be a superior natural detoxification method.
Clay is basically inert super charged minerals, and it gets its negative electromagnetic energy charge from the thermo dynamic heat and volcanic action that created it. When activated by water the clay awakens with a strength that radiates throughout the body, stimulating energy for the rebuilding and revitalization of latent cells, and starts a healing process. The body needs this energy to restore harmonic balance essential to healthy maintenance. In addition, this super power has the ability to absorb harmful, toxic substances from within the body, tightly bind them within the molecule, and carry them out of the body.
The following is a passage written by Michael Talbot, as quoted from Windows of Light by Randall & Vicki Baer:
"Crystals are dramatic examples of the capacity of matter to self-organize. As we saw in the incident related by Holden and Sanger, they can also acquire and retain information-- for example, their geometric structure-- and reproduce copies of themselves containing the same information. Given that they perform all these functions while remaining far more stable and durable than DNA, Cairns-Smith believes that crystals make very likely candidates as the most ancient progenitors of life. However, to more fully establish his case, Cairns-Smith knew that he had to find a crystal that possessed one further quality, the ability to use the information it possesses to interact with its environment..."
The renowned chemist and researcher. A.G. Cairns-Smith, went on to say, "Clays not only have the ability to grow and adsorb other molecules, but they can then incorporate the information from those molecules and use it to alter and change themselves" (The Origin of Life).
Clay acts as a catalyst. A catalyst is any substance that works to accelerate a chemical reaction. For any process to occur, energy, known as activation energy, is required. Without the help of a catalyst the amount of energy needed to spark a particular reaction is high. When the catalyst is present the activation energy is lowered, making the reaction happen more efficiently. The catalyst generally works by either changing the structure of a molecule or by bonding to reactant molecules causing them to combine, react and release a product or energy.
By absorbing toxins before they enter the bloodstream, clay reduces the overload of toxins that the liver and kidneys normally have to filter out. By eliminating the buildup of waste lodged in the lower colon, clay allows the body to absorb more nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Today, due to the scientific studies and personal results, we are more aware of the beneficial effects of the detoxification of our body's cells and the importance it plays in assisting the body's return to a state of equilibrium. The following is an excerpt from Natasha Lee's article "Could Detoxification be the Fountain of Youth?":
"Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research performed an amazing experiment in the early 1900's. He managed to sustain the life of cells from a chicken embryo by immersing the cells in a solution containing all the nutrients necessary for life and changing the solution daily. The cells took up nutrients from the nutrient-rich broth and excreted their wastes into the same solution. The only thing Dr. Carrel did each day was discard the old solution and replace it with fresh nutrient solution. The chicken cells lived for 29 years until one night Dr. Carrel's assistant forgot to change the polluted solution! We do not know how much longer the cell's life could have been maintained. Dr. Carrel concluded at the end of his experiment that the cell is actually immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats which degenerates. He is quoted saying 'The cell is immortal. Renew this fluid at intervals, give the cell something on which to feed and, so far as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever.' The average chicken lives about 7 years. His detoxified, properly nourished chicken cell lived for 29 years" (Years to Your Health).
Therefore, Carrel believed that time is not the real culprit in our ageing process, but the buildup of toxins unable to be eliminated from the body through its natural cleansing process. This toxic overload that gets stored in the body begins to have an adverse effect on the healthy cells and the downward spiral of the deterioration process is escalated.
Dr. Carrel's work showed that a clean internal environment is the logical solution to extending our lifeline. The real fountain of youth can be achieved by merely keeping the body functioning highly by detoxing, eating a nutritional and balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and staying flexible and limber with exercise.
Calcium Bentonite Clay is one of the safest, easiest, and least expensive detoxing substances available today. Clay is a non-evasive treatment, and when it is properly used, clay treatments cause no harm. Rapid healing often results, such as a noticeable reduction in pain, irritation, and inflammation, even when many other methods have failed.
Clay functions in several ways
1. Minerals that make up Bentonite clay (which the body cannot absorb) work together to absorb heavy metals and other toxins in the gut. Thus, clay taken internally, can help improve intestinal health and keep the toxins from being absorbed into the body.
2. The energy of clay stimulates the revitalization and rebuilding of damaged cells and tissues.
3. Clay baths, poultices and topical applications, through clay's strong drawing powers, help your body detox through the pores of skin. Through a pulsing action, clay will draw out infections, gangrene, heavy metals and toxins.
4. Internal parasites are drawn to the clay and expelled from the body.
5. Most clays are naturally alkaline and as a result, balance the body's pH and reduce over acidity.
How to Use
Bentonite clays can be used internally and externally. If you are using a clay internally be sure that the product states that it is safe for internal use. Due to metals and other impurities that may be found in the clays, not all of them can be taken internally. If you are unsure of the purity of the clay contact the manufacturer.
For internal use, mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of the clay in at least 8 ounces of water. Drink the mixture and follow with another 8 ounces of pure water. It has also been found useful to add fibre such as psyllium hulls to this process to help move the clay along through the digestive tract.
For external use, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons in a bowl with water or apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial which may help alleviate some of the underlying causes that aggravate acne. Add the liquid slowly until you develop a muddy consistency. This part is not as crucial and is really up to your preference. Apply the mixture to your face or any other area and let it dry for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Wash and feel fantastic!
Clays may also be added to a bath. Add 1 to 2 cups of clay to your hot bath water and soak in it for at least 30 minutes for best results.
A foot bath is also useful for detoxing by adding 3 to 4 tablespoons to a tub of hot water and soaking your feet in it for at least 30 minutes.
Bentonite clay has many uses for healing and detoxification that may not have been listed here, and more are being found every day.