There is abundant scientific research that gives clear evidence regarding the nutritional and detoxifying properties of Clay. Special types of clay have been used throughout history to heal ailments of the skin and internal body including rashes, red skin, stomach illness, and food poisoning.
Calcium Montmorillonite has been called a "living clay", a term used by well known nutritionist Neva Jensen. "Living Clay" shares the ability to cling to toxins with your own cells. Yes. Your cells also act as a anions that use receptors to affix toxic compunds to their outer shell. But cells can't just go away. They hold onto pathogenic substances while they continue to support life. When clay compounds get in your blood, lymph and intestinal tract, it simply copies this function, allowing cells to get rid of the bad compounds so they can spend more time keeping you alive. No other mineral substance or drug can claim this dual function.
Body Detoxification Process
Depending on your age and lifestyle, this internal cleansing process will take time. You have years of accumulated toxins to remove from all over your body:
- Intestinal track
We live in an on demand world of quick fix consumer goods, fast acting drugs and pain killers, and the expectation that our government and so-called professionals can solve all of our problems immediately.
But of course, this is how we got into our metabolic trouble to begin with. Instead of taking charge of our health decisions and acting in moderation, we have slowly damaged our livers and taught some very bad habits to the next generation. Calcium Montmorillonite works in two stages. At first some positive and negative feedback will tell you it is working. You might feel temporarily better or worse as it draws toxins out of you. Slowly, over time you will feel better than ever. The second stage is the recovery stage, and it takes weeks, months and years.
There's no time like now to begin healing and cleaning out the basement. You have a waste removal system ready to help. Give it time.
These two processes, remineralization through supplementation and detoxification through absorption are two sides of the same health equation. They work hand in hand to restore youthfulness, energy and vitality to your body and mind. Trace minerals support the detoxification process and the detoxification helps the minerals provide nutrients.
When a cell is healthy and has the minerals it needs, it is capable of supplying your body and immune system with the power to fight microbial and pathogenic assaults.
Fianlly, much buzz has been given to the subject of pH and health, to the point where people have the exact wrong idea about how to deal with acidosis and alkalinity.
The way to a balanced body pH of 7.4 is not to eat and drink high pH substances per se. The process is not that direct. Think about it. An acidic condition in the body is caused by sickness. The resolution is to restore health through the two pathways discussed above: mineralization and detoxification. Once done, the body will maintain its own optimum pH balance. Eating high-pH foods only contributes to balanced pH because of the nutrition, not because the food directly alkalizes your blood. Most foods that are very healthy for you are not alkaline at all. Soils and even rain water is naturally acidic. Remember, your stomach must acidify what you eat in order to deconstruct the nutrients anyway. Blood pH is about overall health, not about only eating alkaline things. Stop overcompensating.
Don't get caught up in these fads. Give your body the help it needs, and it will out of necessity stabilize your pH.
If you would like to further research the scientific benefits of healing with clay, please review the links below:
Handbook of Clay Science
The first general texts on clay mineralogy and the practical applications of clay, written by R.E. Grim, were published some 40-50 years ago. Since then, a vast literature has accumulated but this information is scattered and not always accessible.
The Handbook of Clay Science aims at assembling the scattered literature on the varied and diverse aspects that make up the discipline of clay science. The topics covered range from the fundamental (including textures) and properties of clays and clay minerals, through their environmental, health and industrial applications, to their analysis and characterization by modern instrumental techniques. Also included are the clay-microbe interaction, layered double hydrozides, zeolites ...
The Healing Essentials of Clay
This is a book exploring the many benefits of the Healing Essentials of Clay. Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us in eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen in eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (KJV)