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Treating Autism with Bentonite Clay

This guest post was provided by Tina Turbin.

As a children’s author, researcher, and humanitarian, I have been growing increasingly alarmed at the growing number of autism diagnosis. Whereas in the 1980s, a study shows that 4 in every 10,000 children exhibited signs of autism, a study conducted recently by Cambridge University’s Autism Research Center showed that approximately 1 in 60 children have autism. Several years ago, I myself was diagnosed with celiac disease, caused by a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, after many years without proper diagnosis for my painful symptoms. I am now happily gluten-free and pain-free. Lucky to have been correctly diagnosed and had my symptoms handled with the natural treatment of a gluten-free diet, I am passionate about helping children to avoid the same pain of misdiagnosis and to find natural remedies for their health problems. According to a recent article on NaturalNews.com, one such natural remedy for autism is calcium Bentonite clay. I had to share this information!


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The use of Bentonite clay has been rising in popularity in autism treatment centers. Calcium Bentonite clay, also known as “Living Clay” and one of the most sought-after for its healing properties, has a particularly strong negative ionic charge which magnetically attracts positively-charged substances such as bacteria and metals, for example, and absorbs them, eliminating toxins from the body. It is used both internally and externally and is a rather simple procedure. In autism treatment centers, Bentonite clay baths are used to safely remove metals and toxins from the body to increase the chances of success when used in conjunction with other therapies.

As autism diagnosis increases, so does the controversy over its causes. Most researchers seem to be searching for a genetic factor, but others are showing evidence of environmental causes. “There`s really the role for something in the environment that could be triggering someone who is genetically susceptible,” says Dr. Gary Goldstein, a child neurologist and director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, located in Maryland.

The research supporting the impact of environmental toxins has spurred the search for detoxification therapies that can remove them from our systems. Already large numbers of doctors are recommending chelation and detoxification programs in conjunction with behavioral therapy for autistic children, noting that with these toxins removed, other therapies are more effective. Chelators are substances that fix themselves to heavy metals. Chelation therapies are typically effective, but they’re expensive and carry a higher risk of side effects such as headache, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, and cramps, particularly for children. Calcium Bentonite clay is considered more effective and safer for children.

While many autism clinics are citing successful results with clay therapy, its use isn’t being promoted to doctors due to the fact that clay can’t be patented by the pharmaceutical companies. Similarly, celiac disease affects 1 out of 100 Americans, and since its treatment is simply a gluten-free diet—requiring no pharmaceutical products, doctors are failing to recognize the symptoms of the disease and diagnosis it correctly, leaving only three percent of celiacs properly diagnosed. However, just as in the cause to increase celiac and gluten-free awareness, by taking it upon ourselves to promote natural therapies for children’s autism, we will surely bring about increase awareness about the effectiveness of calcium Bentonite clay treatment, just as I’ve witnessed awareness of celiac disease and gluten-free grow a great deal over the years.

About Tina Turbin

Tina Turbin is a multi award-winning children’s author, writer, researcher, humanitarian and mother of three talented and successful children. Working for many years in LA with children in the Entertainment Business, she remains to be an active supporter of children, families, schools, education and works diligently in the arena of Celiac Disease. Her Danny the Dragon children’s series fulfills a passion of hers to delight and entertain through her enchanting characters. Her style of writing conveys to the young and young at heart. Ms. Turbin resides in her East and West Coast studios.

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Far infrared lamp is the made with heat-treated clay


What is a Gou Gong TDP Far Infrared Mineral Lamp?

The TDP Mineral Lampimages/information courtesy of Eytonsearth.org

The Far Infrared Mineral Lamp, currently approved by the FDA, was invented by a group of scientists in China, headed by Dr. Gou Wenbin. The Far Infrared Mineral Lamp has proven effective in treating numerous ailments such as muscular aches and pains, soft tissue injuries, arthritis and various skin conditions.

Early in 1970, an odd and interesting phenomenon was noted at a century-old ceramic factory in a rural area in China. This factory had extremely poor working conditions. The workers there stood in mud [ clay ] for much of the work day and the new production manager recognized these abject working conditions, becoming concerned that the workers would be troubled with arthritis and other related ailments due to standing on the cold, sodden floor for long periods of time. The ensuing investigations disclosed that the side effects of standing in the mud were the opposite of original concerns. They found that there was not a single case of arthritis among the workers.

A full-scale scientific investigation revealed a single anomaly: an electromagnetic reading in the far-infrared spectrum emanating from the kiln used to fire the ceramics. Analysis of a metallic slag in the kiln, accumulated over years of buildup, showed it was made up of 33 minerals. These minerals happen to correspond with 33 essential minerals in the human body, and when heated sufficiently, radiate far-infrared energy exactly like the human body.

The conclusion of the research suggested that the clay was the reason for such few pain symptoms.

The critical component of the TDP lamp is the heat-treated black clay. The ceramic plate emits electromagnetic waves in the infrared range of between 2 and 25 microns. The absorbed energy promotes microcirculation and strengthens the immune system as well as relieves pain in the body. It also stimulates the accupuncture points at the treatment location, and stimulates micro-circulation which results in the delivery of higher levels of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues. The emitted FIM energy penetrates up to 3½ inches.

This effect is greater in injured tissues, since there is less resistance to electrical current and electromagnetic force at locations of damage in the body.

Since far infrared promotes blood circulation, it causes the expansion of capillary vessels. Therefore, it assists in tissue detoxification and improved efficiency in the lymphatic system.

The Far Infrared Mineral Lamp has successfully treated up to 60 million patients in China, Hong Kong, South Asia, Japan, Europe, and Australia.

For those interested in learning more about the lamps, the following book may be purchased at Amazon.com:

Pain Free With Far Infrared Mineral Therapy: The Miracle Lamp  

The Gou Gong TDP Mineral Lamp and Clay Therapy

TDP Lamp and a Clay Pack
Combining the Power of the TDP Mineral Lamp and Clay Therapy
Torn Muscle or Tendon: Quick Relief

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Heated Clay Packs

In some situations, such as with wound management, a gentle and warm clay pack is more advantageous to therapy than cool clay packs. A gentle warmth will prevent wound chilling which can slow down healing, and the heat provides comfort and relief.

Since the TPD lamp alone has been used successfully to treat localized infections, the mineral lamp and clay application is a perfect marriage. One recieves the benefit of the mineral lamp, the heating advantage of far infrared, and the amazing benefits of local clay treatment.

Our research over the last few months ( June 2006 ) indicates that the clay itself does not prevent the far infrared from penetrating into the body. How can we tell? When far infrared effects localized tissue, the heat spreads by resonance. If one has a damaged tendon, for example, then the heat can be felt resonating up and down the tendon, and not just below the treated location. This effect has not shown to be minimized even when a clay pack 1 1/2 inches thick has been applied, with the TDP lamp about 12 inches above the clay pack. It is very possible that the localized clay ( just like with the mineral plate itself ) conducts the infrared single, and perhaps even amplifies it.

The combination of the TDP mineral lamp and local clay therapy is ideal for:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Stimulation of accupunture locations to the point we would call the combined therapy true "Qi Gong" therapy.
  • Skin conditions
  • General injuries
  • Relief from localized arthritic conditions
  • As part of a support system for trauma healing ( spinal cord, bone damage, etc. )
  • Reduction of localized inflammation

The treatment time for application of the lamp with clay is no more than 30 minutes, no more than twice daily. If more treatments or longer treatments are required, then the lamp should only be used to keep the clay warm ( turning the lamp on and off, or moving the lamp further away from the body ).

The TDP lamp can be used with clay compresses as well, as long as one considers that the added heat will cause the clay to dry very quickly.

Our end analysis of the combination of clay and the TDP lamp is that this unique treatment is better than the Lamp used alone, and also better than a clay pack used alone.

How we Discovered the TDP Lamp for Use with Clay

Many, many years ago we noted that hydrated clay made with geothermal hot springs water, taken immediately from an artesian source and combined with healing clay, was far more active than clay hydrated with normal water. Eventually, the study of balneology lead us to believe that the pressurized and naturally heated water had special properties due to the far infrared energy produced by ultrasonic wave forms. Furthermore, the heating of clay by the sun just prior to use has been a practice long used by pelotherapists.

As time went on, we knew it would be advantageous to find other sources of energy that could be safely used with clay by others, regardless of their demographic location. Upon reading an article about how the Chinese invented this lamp, the lamp became an obvious first choice for further investigation.

While any far infrared may be used with clay, The TDP lamp is definately unique and superior. We suspect that the clay used during therapy acts as a traducer, amplifying the effect and thus carrying at least some of the properties of the original clay studied in China.

Update, Five Years Later

The TDP mineral lamp therapy combined with healing clay continues to be one of the most effective treatment modalities for localized injuries that we've come across in our extensive research. This rather unique treatment combination has continued to gain popularity world-wide. It is currently employed by sports medicine clinics and works in perfect combination with all oriental medicine treatments, including acupressure and acupuncture.

Read below what one user, and the professionals who treated him, has to say about the treatment (this testimonial is from a sports medicine clinic in Australia):

Subject: Calcium Bentonite Clay for ankle sprain & inflammation

"James and Jimmy at Fluid Health suggested I try a new treatment (Calcium Bentonite Clay) to assist with the rehabilitation of my ankle after a bad sprain playing basketball. I have to admit I was sceptical at first...but the results were unbelievable! The effect it had on reducing swelling were amazing and the associated improvements in mobility and range of motion astounding.  I have tried many different treatment modalities over the years as a keen sportsman and personal trainer but have never come across any treatment (natural or pharmaceutical) that is as powerful in reducing swelling!  

I also gave some to my wife's father for his arthritis and he reported a reduction in swelling and pain improvements too!  It's phenomenal."

From James Meredith at Fuid Health Management Systems:

"I am writing to you in regards to the Calcium Bentonite Clay that we purchase for practioner use in our clinic.

"My Business partner and I have more than 15 years experience between us working with acute and chronic sporting injuries in athletes and sporting teams throughout Australia. Without a doubt I can categorically say that the Calcium Bentonite Clay Therapy, combined with the use of the TDP heat lamp, is the most effective and fastest way of treating the acute phases of swelling I have every worked with or seen. In the last month alone I have treated four cases of swollen ankle with the Bentonite Clay, and in each case found that swelling had completely subsided after the first session.

"I would greatly encourage any practitioner looking to enhance their clinics ability to treat acute injuries to look at working with Calcium Bentonite Clay Therapy in conjunction with the TDP far infrared heat lamps.

Thank you for introducing us to the clay, and I look forward to keeping you up to speed on our progress with your product."


TDP "Gou Gong" Mineral Lamp Resellers through Amazon:

Healing Lamp -Cq 29-ll Strengthened TDP Lamp Floor Model


 -Single Head floor model with stand - ideal for use with a massage table.

Desktop TDP Far Infrared Lamp with Mineral Therapy


 - Desktop or tabletop single head unit with a small stand.

TDP Mineral Lamps from Lhasa OMS  
http://www.lhasaoms.com/page.ccml?43,1915,21860,o21860,,,Inv,searchres.html- Fast warming time, energy efficient TDP lamp with floor stand.


http://www.braintuner.com/tdp.htm - For their excellent presentation of information


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Preventing cancer with clay




Gayle Orner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring toxins formed by molds. Corn and peanuts are often affected, especially when grown in drought conditions or stored at high temperature or humidity. These toxins can produce severe liver damage or cancer in humans. Even with the best agricultural practices, some contamination by aflatoxins, such as aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), is unavoidable. In the United States, strict regulations and testing by industry and government agencies have been largely effective at minimizing aflatoxin levels in the nation's food supply, though at a cost of approximately 1.4 billion dollars per year. However, the screening process is not foolproof. Despite the fact that raw materials are screened, every few years an outbreak of fatal aflatoxicosis occurs in dogs, a species far more sensitive than humans to the acute toxic effects of aflatoxins. The same company implicated in the recent peanut butter Salmonella outbreak had previously been cited by the FDA for distributing peanut products containing unacceptable levels of aflatoxins on multiple occasions. In many developing countries, the process of screening and discarding contaminated grains is just not economically feasible. Worldwide, over 4.5 billion people are unavoidably exposed to chronic, high levels of aflatoxins, and this exposure is believed to be a major factor in the high rates of liver cancer in some countries. There is an urgent need to develop safe and effective methods to reduce the impact of accidental or unavoidable aflatoxin exposures on human health.

One strategy to minimize dietary aflatoxin exposure is to include substances in the diet that bind to these agents and slow their uptake. LPI investigator Dr. George Bailey and colleagues have demonstrated that the successful cancer chemopreventive agent chlorophyllin (CHL) acts primarily through this mechanism. Another agent that appears to block aflatoxin uptake through a similar mechanism is a type of clay known as NovaSil (NS).

Geophagy, the deliberate consumption of dirt or clay, has been a well-documented phenomenon for centuries. One hypothesis for the consumption of clay by certain tropical birds is that the clay reduces absorption of plant toxins and allows the consumption of plants that would otherwise be toxic. Native American recipes for acorn bread frequently included mixing the meal with clay and water, a practice that reduced the levels of bitter-tasting tannins. In some cultures, geophagy is common among pregnant women who report that the practice reduces the nausea and vomiting that is common in the first trimester. This may be due to the ability of the clay to adsorb toxins, buffer the gastrointestinal tract, or provide supplemental calcium. Other clays might provide protection towards toxins like aflatoxins.

NovaSil is an anti-caking additive commonly added to animal foods. In the late 1980s our collaborator, Dr. Timothy Phillips from Texas A&M University, first reported that this particular clay bound to aflatoxin with high affinity and high specificity. His research team subsequently reported that NS could prevent the acute toxicity induced by aflatoxin in a wide variety of animals, including rats, mice, chickens, turkeys, cattle, lambs, and pigs. In poultry, NS was so effective that it was able to provide almost complete protection against poisoning from aflatoxins even when the AFB1 levels were hundreds of times above the toxic levels. Recently, Dr. Phillips' laboratory found that supplementation with NS reduced levels of aflatoxin biomarkers in the blood and urine of humans from Ghana who are exposed to high levels of aflatoxin in the diet.

Inhibition of AFB<sub>1</sub>-initiated tumor incidence by NS.

Although these studies clearly showed that dietary clay could protect against the acute toxicity of aflatoxins, there was no direct evidence that NS could prevent cancer in any animal model. In 2006, I received an LPI pilot project grant to determine if NS could prevent aflatoxin-induced DNA damage and cancer in rainbow trout. Trout were selected for this project for several reasons. Trout are exquisitely sensitive to aflatoxin-induced liver cancer; indeed, the first evidence that aflatoxin caused cancer was from studies conducted in the 1960s by OSU researchers using rainbow trout. Studies involving hundreds of animals can be conducted in this model at a modest cost. There is a long history of using rainbow trout to study chemopreventive agents, including the seminal work by Dr. George Bailey's laboratory that established CHL as a highly effective chemoprotective agent against aflatoxin-induced liver cancer.

Two separate tumor studies were conducted to determine if NS inhibited AFB1-induced DNA damage and liver cancer. In the first study, trout were given diets containing AFB1 at three times the level allowed in U.S. food supplies, plus one of two levels of NS or CHL. In each study, NS significantly reduced the amount of AFB1 bound to liver DNA. The figure above shows the effect of either 2,500 or 4,000 ppm NS at inhibiting the liver tumor incidence induced by 60 parts per billion (ppb) AFB1. NovaSil and CHL had comparable effectiveness in inhibiting tumor incidence induced by 160 ppb AFB1 (not shown).

Our pilot studies confirmed that dietary NS is effective at reducing both DNA damage and liver cancer in AFB1- treated trout. NovaSil, like CHL, has the potential to reduce the global impact of aflatoxin exposure on human health. Future studies will examine the effectiveness of these two agents when given in combination.

Last updated June 2010


How to use healing clay for breast cancer


How to Use Healing Clay for Breast Cancer

It is estimated that breast cancer will cause 40,170 deaths in 2009 in the

United States alone. Because of these high rates, women often use various

allopathic and alternative therapies both to prevent and help cure breast cancer.

One of the alternative methods is clay healing. Clay has been long been used

to mitigate and cure disease, as it removes toxins from the skin. Calcium bentonite

clay---or volcanic ash---is particularly useful because it can be both ingested and

applied externally. It contains negatively charged ions, and neutralizes the positively

charged ions of toxins, bacteria, radiation and other harmful chemicals. Calcium

bentonite clay is almost always sold in powder form.

Ask for your doctor's advice if you are planning to drink or ingest clay,

and check with your dermatologist before getting a facial or body mask or a clay bath.

Also, if you have breast cancer, ask your oncologist if he recommends clay therapy

for you.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


Things You'll Need:

  • Bentonite clay powder
  • Glass, glass or wooden bowl
  • Distilled or plain water
  • Bathtub with running water
  1. 1

    First, apply a facial mixture. Using a glass, wooden or clay bowl, mix equal parts of the bentonite clay and distilled or plain water until the mixture turns into a smooth paste. Let it stand for a few minutes and apply a thick layer to your face, then wait five to 20 minutes until the mask dries. Wash the clay off your face with warm water.

    Avoid putting the clay on sensitive areas of your head and face, including the eyes, mouth, nostrils and inner ears.

  2. 2

    Apply a full body mask, dabbing the clay about 1 inch thick all over your body, with the exception of the genital area, as well as any areas with open wounds. After the clay dries, scrub the clay from your body in the shower or bathtub.

  3. 3

    Take clay baths once or twice each week. To prepare your clay bath, scatter at least 2 cups of bentonite clay powder evenly into running water, filling the bathtub. Soak in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes in very hot water. Make sure all parts of your body---except your face and the sensitive areas discussed above---are exposed to the bath water. 

    The more clay you use, the more potent it is. After taking a total of five to six baths within five to 10 weeks, take a clay bath only twice a year.

  4. 4

    Drink a bentonite clay solution. Take it on an empty stomach at least one hour before or after your meal or right before you sleep at night. Start with a daily dose of 1 tbsp. of the powder mixed with 8 tbsp. of juice. If there are noticeable positive results, such as an increase in vitality, gradually increase the dosage up to a maximum of 4 tbsp. of clay daily, sipped in separate doses.

  5. 5

    Eat bentonite clay mixed with water. Clay that is optimal for ingesting should appear very smooth and creamy and is tasteless. The recommended dosage is 1 to 2 tbsp. daily, taken before a meal. Wait one to three hours before eating clay if you have just taken medication or vitamins.

Read more: How to Use Healing Clay for Breast Cancer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5330297_use-healing-clay-breast-cancer.html#ixzz1BSQd1PSv


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Calcium Bentonite Clay is a Natural Way to Protect Yourself from Mercury

By Cheryl McCoy, citizen journalist



March 19 - Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that is toxic to vertebrates, including humans. Even in very small amounts...

(NaturalNews) Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that is toxic to vertebrates, including humans. Even in very small amounts, it can cause severe damage to your neurological functions and multiple organ systems. Mercury is "hiding" in many things we come in contact with daily; everything from our food to the fillings in our teeth, and even our light bulbs. It seems to be everywhere. It was recently reported that HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) has been contaminated with mercury. Since such a vast number of processed foods contain HFCS, any time you eat any pre-packaged food, you're most likely eating mercury right along with it. But mercury isn't just in junk food. Even healthy foods can be hiding mercury. Unfortunately, it is reported to be abundant in fish, one of the foods considered to be most healthy for us to consume. Calcium Bentonite Clay, thankfully, is a safe, natural way to help remove mercury from our bodies and protect ourselves from the ravages of this contaminant.

Calcium Bentonite Clay, also known as Living Clay, can be used both internally and externally to cleanse and detoxify the body. Calcium Bentonite Clay has a very strong negative ionic charge. When it comes in contact with any substance that has a positive ionic charge (such as metals, toxins, bacteria, etc.) it attracts it like a magnet, and the two become bound together. The clay both adsorbs the positive-charged ion (attaches it to its surface like VELCRO(R)), and absorbs it as well. As the clay passes through your system, it attracts and binds the metals and toxins, which are then eliminated from the body along with the clay.

In conjunction with taking clay internally, external applications are also very effective and helpful in removing mercury. Clay baths are often used as a part of successful chelation therapy. Calcium Bentonite Clay has a uniquely strong ability to pull toxins and metals out through the pores of the skin, binding to them and removing them from the body. And unlike many other chelation methods, clay is natural, safe and much gentler to the system.

To help rid your body of mercury, the best approach is the double fisted, internal/external approach. Take the Calcium Bentonite Clay internally (approximately 2 ounces of liquid clay once or twice a day) and take clay baths twice a week (using approximately 1-2 cups of dry powder clay per bath). Be sure you're using a pure, natural Calcium Bentonite Clay that has a pH of at least 9.0 for best results.

Perry Arledge, Living Clay: Nature's Own Miracle Cure, 2006, Perry Productions.

Reaping New Meds From Old Cures


Reaping New Meds From Old Cures   

Megan Lindow  

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Samson Mvubu's corner of the bustling Faraday Market is crammed with bundles of bark, roots, bulbs and animal parts used to treat all manner of maladies, ranging from madness to coughs and infections.

Mvubu is an "inyanga" -- a traditional herbalist. He spent years learning to treat illnesses using plants found in the fields and forests surrounding his village. Visitors to this market located underneath an urban freeway come to Mvubu for cures from the countryside. Among them are a small but growing number of scientists, who show up armed with notebooks and ask lots of questions.

"The traders here are not happy about them," he says of the scientists. "They just run away with our plants under their arm and they don't come back."

Five years ago, few scientists bothered to visit Mvubu and his fellow healers. Now, however, it seems the world is waking up to the vast untapped potential of biological and indigenous resources.Bioprospecting -- searching nature for plants and animals with commercially useful properties -- is a booming field. Traditional healers like Mvubu, who tend to come from poor, marginalized communities, increasingly are perceived as the ones who might lead scientists to important discoveries.

"Everyone wants access to biodiversity," says Dr. Marthinus Horak, manager of bioprospecting at theCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, which is sponsored by the South African government.

Indeed, 50 miles away in CSIR laboratories, scientists pore over many of these same substances used by Mvubu and his colleagues, looking to isolate genes and compounds to form the basis of new drugs for obesity, HIV/AIDS, cancer, respiratory ailments and other diseases.

With 24,000 plant species, the biodiversity of this country is almost unparalleled. And with almost 300,000 traditional healers nationwide, local knowledge of plants and their uses is equally abundant. Increasingly, CSIR scientists tap into the knowledge of traditional healers, who have helped to identify hundreds of the plants researchers are studying now.

However, in South Africa -- where at least 70 percent of people rely on traditional remedies, and where newspapers run stories of AIDS patients who swear by "miracle" herbal concoctions -- no major drug has yet been developed.

Dr. Namrita Lall, a botanist at the University of Pretoria, is one of many hoping to change that. Working with a traditional healer, she has found what could be a promising alternative treatment for tuberculosis. She started with the premise that healers used certain plants to treat chest ailments, and wondered if they might be treating cases of TB without even knowing it. When she approached traditional healers and explained what she was trying to do, she says, only one man was willing to help.

"He said I had picked a very difficult thing," she recalls. "He said he sends his patients to the doctor with TB."

Nevertheless, Lall bought samples from the healer's shop and took them back to her laboratory to study. She tested 20 different plants, exposing their extracts to TB bacteria. Eventually, one of the compounds was shown to work on TB-infected mice. Now, she says, the treatment is in the pretrial stage.


Calcium bentonite, protect yourself from mercury


Calcium Bentonite Clay is a Natural Way to Protect Yourself from Mercury

By Cheryl McCoy, citizen journalist



March 19 - Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that is toxic to vertebrates, including humans. Even in very small amounts...

(NaturalNews) Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that is toxic to vertebrates, including humans. Even in very small amounts, it can cause severe damage to your neurological functions and multiple organ systems. Mercury is "hiding" in many things we come in contact with daily; everything from our food to the fillings in our teeth, and even our light bulbs. It seems to be everywhere. It was recently reported that HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) has been contaminated with mercury. Since such a vast number of processed foods contain HFCS, any time you eat any pre-packaged food, you're most likely eating mercury right along with it. But mercury isn't just in junk food. Even healthy foods can be hiding mercury. Unfortunately, it is reported to be abundant in fish, one of the foods considered to be most healthy for us to consume. Calcium Bentonite Clay, thankfully, is a safe, natural way to help remove mercury from our bodies and protect ourselves from the ravages of this contaminant.

Calcium Bentonite Clay, also known as Living Clay, can be used both internally and externally to cleanse and detoxify the body. Calcium Bentonite Clay has a very strong negative ionic charge. When it comes in contact with any substance that has a positive ionic charge (such as metals, toxins, bacteria, etc.) it attracts it like a magnet, and the two become bound together. The clay both adsorbs the positive-charged ion (attaches it to its surface like VELCRO(R)), and absorbs it as well. As the clay passes through your system, it attracts and binds the metals and toxins, which are then eliminated from the body along with the clay.

In conjunction with taking clay internally, external applications are also very effective and helpful in removing mercury. Clay baths are often used as a part of successful chelation therapy. Calcium Bentonite Clay has a uniquely strong ability to pull toxins and metals out through the pores of the skin, binding to them and removing them from the body. And unlike many other chelation methods, clay is natural, safe and much gentler to the system.

To help rid your body of mercury, the best approach is the double fisted, internal/external approach. Take the Calcium Bentonite Clay internally (approximately 2 ounces of liquid clay once or twice a day) and take clay baths twice a week (using approximately 1-2 cups of dry powder clay per bath). Be sure you're using a pure, natural Calcium Bentonite Clay that has a pH of at least 9.0 for best results.

Perry Arledge, Living Clay: Nature's Own Miracle Cure, 2006, Perry Productions.
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Bentonite is a powdered clay taken from deposits                         of weathered volcanic ash  by #56153 

Bentonite is also known as Montmorillonite mineral (Geology), and is a powdered clay taken from deposits of weathered volcanic ash.

Bentonite is considered one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available and has been recognized as such for centuries by native peoples around the world.

It is often used together with Psyllium (P&B shakes).

PTree: "Psyllium and Bentonite is one of the simplest and most effective ways to cleanse the digestive system.
Liquid bentonite should be used...or powdered bentonite should be hydrated to a semi-pourable yogurt consistency prior to using it. Mix 1 Tablespoon of liquid bentonite and 1 teaspoon of powdered psyllium (or 1 Tablespoon if using whole husk psyllium) with 8-10oz of water or diluted juice, shake and drink immediately. Follow this with another 8-10oz glass of water. This is in addition to daily water intake of half your body weight in ounces. Sufficient water is a key to success with this cleanse!

Psyllium and bentonite shakes should be taken at least one hour before or after taking any supplements, herbs, medications, etc.

The shakes MUST be taken on an empty stomach....at least one hour away from food on either side. First thing in the morning, last thing at night are easy. Then one or 2 in the afternoon after lunch and before dinner."

If constipation should occur while doing this cleanse, 1) increase daily water intake, 2) use enemas or colonics to clear out released material and get things moving again, and 3) cut back on the shakes or stop the cleanse until the bowels are moving regularly again.

This cleanse can be combined with The Master Cleanse and parasite cleanse...this is called the Ultimate Fast. It can also be done with juice fasting.

Whatever the name, liquid clay contains minerals that, once inside the gastrointestinal tract, are able to absorb toxins and deliver mineral nutrients to an impressive degree, says Knishinsky. Liquid clay is inert which means it passes through the body undigested.

Technically, the clay first adsorbs toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, pesticides), attracting them to its extensive surface area where they adhere like flies to sticky paper; then it absorbs the toxins, taking them in the way a sponge mops up a kitchen counter mess.

There is an electrical aspect to bentonite’s ability to bind and absorb toxins. According to Yerba Prima, a company based in Ashland, Oregon, which markets Great Plains® Bentonite, the clay’s minerals are negatively charged while toxins tend to be positively charged; hence the clay’s attraction works like a magnet drawing metal shavings. But it’s even more involved than that.

Once hydrated (combined with water), Bentonite has an enormous surface area. According to Yerba Prima, a single quart bottle can represent a total surface area of 960 square yards or 12 American football fields. Bentonite is made of a great number of tiny platelets, with negative electrical charges on their flat surfaces and positive charges on their edges.

When Bentonite absorbs water and swells, it is stretched open like a highly porous sponge; the toxins are drawn into these spaces by electrical attraction and bound fast. In fact, according to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 [1985], 50-53), Bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold), and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.

“There is no evidence that Bentonite has any chemical action in the body. Its power is purely physical.”

Clay’s adsorptive and absorptive qualities may be the key to its multifaceted healing abilities. Knishinsky reports that drinking clay helped him eliminate painful ganglion cysts (tumors attached to joints and tendons, in his case, in his wrist) in two months, without surgery.

According to Knishinsky, benefits reported by people using liquid clay for a period of two to four weeks include: improved intestinal regularity; relief from chronic constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and ulcers; a surge in physical energy; clearer complexion; brighter, whiter eyes; enhanced alertness; emotional uplift; improved tissue and gum repair; and increased resistance to infections. “Clay works on the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched by its healing energies,” he notes.

A medical study by Frederic Damrau, M.D., in 1961 (Medical Annals of the District of Columbia) established clearly that bentonite can end bouts of diarrhea. When 35 individuals (average age 51) suffering from diarrhea took two tablespoons of bentonite in distilled water daily, the diarrhea was relieved in 97% (34 of the 35 patients) in 3.8 days, regardless of the original cause of the problem (allergies, virus infection, spastic colitis, or food poisoning). According to Dr. Damrau, bentonite is “safe and highly effective” in treating acute diarrhea.



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Clay for Facials and Baths

Clay is essentially volcanic ash. There are about 7 types of clay, but only the smectite types absorb internally significantly. There are three major categories of smectitie clay: Calcium Bentonite, Sodium Bentonite, and Magnesium Bentonite. Sodium is not as healthful if ingested, and Calcium Bentonite seems to absorb and adsorb the best with no negative effects.

Calcium Bentonite is the superior clay in all ways, and is the subject of our article.

There are many Calcium Bentonites available on the market today, which vary according to purity. Starting in 1964, NASA tested a red calcium bentonite clay called terramin and found it to prevent calcium loss in weightless conditions (severely accelerated osteoporosis), because red clay is loaded with minerals and clay has properties that heal.

According to Shirleys-Wellness-Cafe.com , "Clay which has been hydro-thermally altered and seasoned in the arid desert is rich in content." I believe that to claim that clays exposed to weather can accumulate minerals, but unfortunately that also means it could have accumulated impurities as well. Red clay is more"seasoned" by weather, so it is not as pure, but could harbor impurities.

Absorption and Adsorption: Pure Calcium Bentonite clay, especially green Living Clay, absorbs water and impurities internally, and adsorbs impurities externally. Red clay absorbs and adsorbs less than green "living clay". If you take a red clay and a green clay and mix them with water, the green clay will swell up tremendously, but the red clay won't swell up much at all. Red clay also doesn't absorb or adsorb toxins as well as the purer green clays.

It's the purest "Living Clay" available, because it was protected from the weather by a coat of Zeolite for 43 million years. It's less gritty, because it's ground more finely (325 mesh instead of 50-200 for most others), has almost no taste or smell, is more alkaline than most, and absorbs/adsorbs better than any other we've found.

Green Clay Use for Facials, Spas, Baths and Detox

The best clay for facials, baths, spas or detoxification, either externally or internally, is the purest green clay available, because it absorbs and adsorbs better than any other, as you can see by its swelling capacity.

Bentonite Clay is used in several of the world's finest spas and resorts for facials and full body wraps.  Its unique strong drawing power makes it the one of the most popular facial and body wrap clays.   With one use you will notice it tightens, softens, exfoliates and firms the skin.  You just have to use it to appreciate the difference it has over other muds and clays.

In his book The Healing Clay, Michel Abehsera writes:  "Perhaps the easiest way to use clay is as a skin beautifier.  When applied to the skin as a mask, oxidation and circulation are accelerated, defensive functions stimulated and body temperatures lightly raised.  Thus clay acts rather like a light massage.  In addition, clay, is a balancer and revitalizer."

And Ran Knishinsky writes in his book The Clay Cure:  "The clay facial mask deep-cleans pores, exfoliates dead cells, and leaves the skin feeling soft and clean.  It stimulates skin circulation and has an stringent action on sagging tissues.  The facial muscles become toned from the application of the clay mask."

How to Apply Facials and Body Wraps

For facials, we recommend a light to medium coating of Hydrated Bentonite Clay over the face and neck area.  It does not need to be applied thickly.  Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes.  Apply warm damp towels to loosen the clay and then wash it off thoroughly using warm water.

For Baths, you can get by with a couple cups per bath with the living clay whereas others may require 4 pounds or more for the same effect.

For full body wraps, cover your entire body with a light to medium coating of Hydrated Bentonite Clay, and allow it to dry.  Drying outside in the sun is perfect if possible (bikini required in public!).  Then jump in the shower, or in a stream if outside, and wash off.  Your skin will feel soft and firm.

In some cases, the complexion will appear red for a few minutes.  The clay has successfully done its job and has pulled circulation to the area, which aids in healthy rejuvenation of the new skin.  The clay can be used 2-3 times a week or as needed.  Once a week is a good maintenance if you have no significant skin problems, and just want to tighten, firm and soften.

There are many places where you can purchase Hydrated Bentonite Clay.  It is often more economical to purchase dry powder clay and mix it yourself than to buy already hydrated clay.

This article was written by Jim Krage of Clay Facts .com, Energy Healing News .com, and Deep Info .com.

NASA gives Calcium Bentonite Clay to its astronauts

to fight osteoporosis

According to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 [1985], 50-53), bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold), and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.


It's not every nature product that gets tested and approved by NASA. That's right! NASA gives Calcium Bentonite to its astronauts to fight osteoporosis caused by weightlessness in space. After much research they found calcium supplements ineffective, but clay worked! Read what the LA Times had to say!

During the Balkan War of 1910, Calcium Bentonite Clay was used to reduce the mortality rate among the soldiers from cholera from sixty to three percent. Read independent research articles on calcium bentonite clay for a wealth of information.

This clay deposit near Death Valley was sealed away and isolated from natural elements by a cap of zeolite minerals for forty-three million years. Because its adsorptive properties have not been compromised by air or ground water contaminants, this highly charged, 100% naturally pure Calcium Bentonite Clay has drawing power that is unsurpassed by any other known clay. Its extremely strong adsorptive properties make it ideal for use in deep cleansing and clarifying of the skin, treatment of skin conditions, rashes, burns and other external injuries, and total body detoxification. You can't buy purer or more potent healing clay from any other source in the world and, therefore, it is the ONLY clay we will use in our products. We settle for nothing less than the BEST for our customers!

Besides supplying pure raw clay for use in external and internal detox, Renco Direct specializes in the development of all natural cosmeceuticals and skin care products containing 100% naturally pure Calcium Bentonite Clay. All products created by our company are environmentally friendly to people, animals, and our earth. All of our products are specially formulated to both nourish and cleanse your body internally and externally. Read more details about Calcium Bentonite below.

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About Calcium Bentonite Clay

Calcium Bentonite Clay is an all natural calcium dominant Bentonite clay with Montmorillonite properties from the Smectite family of clays. Unlike other clays, only Smectites can both absorb and adsorb. Characterized by its expandable properties, Calcium Bentonite is considered a green swelling clay recognized for its effectiveness in drawing out impurities and toxins.

Created from volcanic ash rich in trace minerals, this ultra pure, all natural and carefully selected clay is the preferred choice for clay baths, detoxing, clay facials, clay scrubs, clay body wraps, and more.

Every piece of clay retains a considerable amount of energy from the large and powerful magnetic entity of the Earth from the volcanic eruption - its negative ionic charge. This electromagnetic action transmits an extraordinary strength to the body's cells and helps to rebuild vital potential through the liberation of latent energy. The body has great energy resources, which normally remain dormant; clay awakens them and speeds cellular revitalization. Calcium Bentonite is a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation, detoxification, and transmission of energy.

This rare, natural desert clay, obtained from a sub-surface mine in California, has been protected from leaching by the climate. In addition, this particular clay deposit was sealed away and isolated from the natural elements by a cap of zeolite minerals for forty-three million years.

Because its adsorptive properties have not been compromised by air or ground water contaminants, this highly-charged, all-natural Calcium Bentonite clay has a drawing power 33 times its molecular weight. Its extremely strong adsorptive and absorptive properties make it ideal for use in deep cleansing, detoxing, clarifying of the skin, facial masks, body wraps, and many other uses. It is milled to a 325 screen mesh to provide a smooth, creamy, less gritty texture.

Calcium Bentonite Clay supplies the purest, most effective clay available today. Characterized by its unique expandable properties, this green swelling clay has a greater capacity to draw impurities and excess oils from the skin, as well as to detox and bind with toxins. We are very pleased to be able to offer it to you in all of our products. You can't buy a more potent clay from any other source in the world, and therefore, it is the ONLY clay we will use in our products. We settle for nothing less than the BEST for our customers!

Unique Properties of Clays French Naturopath Raymond Dextreit is the most famous and most experienced clay therapist known in the history of the world. The following is an excerpt from his book, Earth Cures. Dextreit wrote, "One of clay's peculiarities is based on its physical-chemical domination. From a thermo-dynamic point of view, we must admit that clay cannot be the sole source of energy of the phenomena it produces. Clay is effective through a dynamic presence far more significant than a mere consideration of the substances it contains. It is a catalyst rather than an agent in itself. This is possible because clay is alive - 'living earth'."

Adsorption and Absorption

The two words are similar but their differences are fundamental to understanding how clay minerals function and how clay works. Clays that have the ability to absorb and adsorb are called "Living" or "Active" clays, because they are capable of changing and exchanging. Adsorption describes the process by which the charged particles of other substances combine with the charged particles on the outer surface of the clay molecule.

The positively charged ions are attracted to the stronger negatively charged surfaces of the clay molecule. An exchange reaction occurs in which the clay mineral ions are swapped for the ions of the positive charged substance. The clay molecule is electrically satisfied and binds with the substances capturing them.

Absorption is a slower and more complex process. All absorbent clays have a charge on their inner layers. This means that charged ions sit between the layers of the clay molecule surrounded by water molecules. The expanded clay attracts foreign substances that are absorbed and fill the spaces between the clay molecule's stacked layers. Absorbent clay will absorb positively charged ions and impurities and ignore negatively charged nutrients.

On a molecular level, Robert T. Marin, a mineralogist at MIT, points to Bentonite's minute particle size that creates a large surface area in proportion to the volume used. "The greater the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles of ions." Mr. Marin stated that one gram of clay has a surface area of 800 square meters. That equates to about 8 football fields in size. Thus, the greater the surface area, the greater the power to pick up positive charged ions many times its own weight. Swelling clays of the right mineral composition have a great potential for absorption.

The pH of our Calcium Bentonite is 9.7, and thus it acts as an alkalizing agent for the body. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. Because of clay's homeostatic abilities, it helps balance the body's pH level. It naturally creates balance. Clay baths are increasingly popular for detoxing, cleansing the skin, and balancing the body's pH levels.

Calcium Bentonite was carefully evaluated and selected as our premier clay for its superior qualities.

GRAS and organics
All CB/M compounds are considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA for internal and external use. Moreover, CB/M is also one of only a few minerals that the USDA allows to be added to foods labeled "organic". Pure Montmorillonite is listed as "safe" by the Cosmetics Industry Review panel, its highest designation. It is a completely natural, inert silicate with many beneficial properties. We are proud to provide this exceptional clay to our customers. For a guide to understanding clay and its uses and applications, we recommend the book Living Clay by Perry A. _______________________________________________________________________

Our Earth, Our Cure - Clay Therapy
Healing Clay - Healing Earth
Clay is renowned to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans. Bentonite, Montmorillonite, Pascalite, and other types of healing clays, have been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history.  Naturally absorbent and extremely gentle on the system, bentonite clay can treat various skin and internal ailments and attracts and neutralizes poisons in the intestinal tract. It can eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, stomach flu, and parasites (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay). There is virtually no digestive disease that clay will not treat. It enriches and balances blood. It adsorbs radiation (think cell phones, microwaves, x-rays, TVs and irradiated food, for starters). It has been used for alcoholism, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pain treatment, open wounds, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, animal and poisonous insect bites, acne, anemia, in fact, the list of uses is too long for this article. It was used during the Balkan war of 1910 to reduce mortality from cholera among the soldiers from sixty to three percent.  more

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"The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee" meaning  "The-Mud-That-Heals" Bentonite, as well as other types of healing clay, has been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history.  "The Amargosians (predecessors to the Aztecs ), the Aborigines, and natives of Mexico and South America all recognized the benefit of clays. " "...healing mud not only draws toxic material out of the body if taken internally, but also reduces pain and infection in open wounds on both humans and animals."

"The eating of clay has been observed in [ native ] peoples and animals in all parts of the world since antiquity. Early writers described the widespread use of kanwa ( earth from a lick near Lake Chad ) for animals and humans in Nigeria. Long journeys were made to [ this ] lick to obtain a tribal supply of this earth, and it was then issued as rations to cattle and humans..." images/information courtesy of Eytonsearth.org

PRIMITIVES USED CLAY - There is evidence that humans have been eating earth for at least forty thousand years. 

The use of volcanic ashes internally is almost older than civilization itself. Primitive tribes of various continents have used various types of clay for conditions of toxicity. Dr. Weston A. Price in his book, "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration:, pages 266-267, stated that in studying diets of certain tribes he examined their knapsacks. Among those examined in the high Andes, among those in Central Africa and among the Aborigines of Australia he reported that some contained balls of clay, a little of which was dissolved in water. Into the clay were dipped morsels of food. The explanation was that this was to prevent "sick stomach". These people were reported to use the clays for combating dysentery and food infections. In South America he found that the Quetchus Indians, believed to be descendants of the once powerful Incas, were largely vegetarians and he stated, "Immediately before eating, their potatoes are dipped into an aqueous suspension of clay, a procedure which is said to prevent 'souring in the stomach'." Yet, only comparatively recently has the white man apparently begun to use kaolin, one of the clays. 

"Earth-eating, or geophagy, is a well-documented phenomenon. In the animal world, parrots seek out particular clays and deer lick hollows into patches of soil, traveling long distances to reach these tasty spots. Cattle will chew on clods of particular earths; in South Africa, cattle will often be found meditatively licking away at termite nests, hollowing out polished scoops in any weak spots. Termite nests are rich in trace elements, as these "white ants" carry up fragments from as much as a hundred feet down." The Magazine of the California Academy of Science

Clay as Life:  Fine-grained crystals of clay might, all by themselves, have been the very first life forms on Earth. According to this hypothesis, self-replicating clay crystals evolved the ability to manufacture complex biomolecules such as RNA, which eventually out-competed their clay cousins to become the dominant form of life on the planet.

Clay molecules carry a negative electrical charge while impurities carry a positive charge. With the clay the positively charged ions are attracted to the negatively charged surfaces of the clay molecule. An exchange reaction occurs in which the clay mineral ions are swapped for the ions of the positive charged substance. The clay molecule is now electrically satisfied and holds onto the positive ion until our bodies can eliminate both. learn more

Studies show that the use of volcanic ash clay internally goes back to the Indians of the high Andes mountains, tribes in Central Africa and the aborigines of Australia. Taken internally, it supports the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins. The application of clay has achieved miraculous healing of Buruli Ulcer - mycobacterium ulcerans which is similar to leprosy and tuberculosis mycobacterium or flesh eating disease.

"I started taking in June 2005.  I read an article in "California Wild" magazine, the Winter 2005 issue, titled Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud.  The magazine is published by The California Academy of Sciences.  I was quite impressed with the history of our ancestors, and the history of animals who instinctively crave clay, which "cleanses" our bodies of some of the junk type foods that we all ingest, including animals that may eat semi-toxic plants.  The article stated that clay was the best substance to rebuild the bone loss suffered by our first astronauts.  I have Osteoporsis, therfore I started taking your clay.  Results of my bone density will not be known until May 2007.  However, to my surprise, I have not had a cold or the flu since I started taking Clay.  For the first time in my adult life (I am now 67 years old), I have not had my once or twice yearly cold, sinus infection, or respiratory problems.  My wife had several bad colds the winter of 2005 - 2006, and I did not get sick!  I have never taken any other "alternative" health product.  Clay definitely works for me.  I quit taking Clay for several days in the spring of 2006, and I started to develop breathing problems and a sore throat.  I went back to the Clay, and I am healthy again!"  Paul Juilly, San Francisco, CA.   pjuillybiz<at>yahoo.com   more testimonials
Our Earth Our Cure by Raymond Dextreit

Dextreit writes that that clay stimulates the deficient organ and help  the restoration of the failing function. Clay is a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation and transmission. Clay contains highly active ingredients, able to induce cellular rebuilding and to hasten all organic processes. He also says that clay acts with wisdom - it goes to the unhealthy spot. Used internally, whether absorbed orally, anally or vaginally, clay goes to the place where harm is, there it lodges, perhaps for several days, until finally it draws out the pus, black blood, etc. with its evacuation. Bentonite, Red Desert Clay (Calcium montmorillonite) and other types of clays attracts and neutralizes poisons in the intestinal tract. It can eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, stomach flu, and parasites (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay). There is virtually no digestive disease that clay will not treat. It enriches and balances blood. It adsorbs radiation (think cell phones, microwaves, x-rays, TVs and irradiated food, for starters). It has been used for alcoholism, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pain treatment, open wounds, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, animal and poisonous insect bites, acne, anemia, in fact, the list of uses is too long for this article. It was used during the Balkan war of 1910 to reduce mortality from cholera among the soldiers from sixty to three percent.   


Medicinal and Detoxifying Clay Baths Treatment  -  These therapeutic clays provide 100% natural detoxification for Arsenic, Environmental, Aluminum, Dental Amalgam,  Smoker's Drug, Copper & Lead, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Radiation and more.

Other types of detoxication Methods, treatments and Products

"Ordinary clay can kill the drug-resistant superbug MRSA -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- and other lethal infections, and is being investigated as a potential tool in treating patients. "Healing" clays have been known for years to soak up toxins produced by bacteria, which can limit the spread of infection. But now, research at Arizona State University shows some forms of clay actually kill salmonella, E. coli, MRSA and Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes flesh-eating disease. If they can figure out how it works, this could make a cheap, low-tech weapon against infection available throughout the Third World." The Calgary Herald 2008

These days, more and more people in rapidly growing numbers are aware of the healing properties of food, herb, and water, but as yet, very few know that the earth itself, receiving its vital energies from the sun, air, and waters, is a most powerful healing agent of physical regeneration. Clays, muds, sands--these different forms of earth all participate in life-giving, health-restoring processes. Clay treatment alone is, of course, not enough; it is far more important to establish correct eating habits. However, since the miracle of clay is a healing phenomenon so relatively unknown, it seems necessary to begin this book with a few words on the properties of clay and its uses. May the reader soon come to understand how our earth is our cure."  "In cases of organic disorders, its intense activity eliminates and destroys unhealthy cells and activates the rebuilding of healthy ones 

"Deep in the rain forests of New Guinea, Jared Diamond was surprised to see parrots, pigeons and crows fly down to a new landslide of earth and eat the bare dirt. The birds flocked to this rare opportunity to access bare earth in an area densely covered with vegetation. Not all of the observed 140 bird species came down to eat earth. Only the eight herbivorous species that regularly ate fruit, seeds and flowers. Plants naturally contain numerous toxins that protect them from predators and pathogens. When the landslide soils were analysed they were found to contain less minerals than the surrounding top soil but again the clay content was high and, what is more, found to be more effective at binding alkaloids and tannins than pure pharmaceutical kaolinite. These birds were taking advantage of newly disturbed earth and selecting soil of just the right properties to bind and deactivate plant toxins [Diamond,J 1998 Eat Dirt: in the competition between parrots and fruit trees, it's the winners who bite the dust. Discover. 19(2) pp70-76.]. 

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Calcium montmorillonite is also known as "living clay" (Red Desert™ clay)  for it principally consists of minerals that enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms. Benefits of calcium montmorillonite minerals have been documented in research conducted by many scientists and leading universities. "In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, Calcium Montmorillonite Clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues." Dr. Cohen  - more about the health benefits of calcium montmorillonite clay

Sodium montmorillonite is commonly known as bentonite; the name is derived from the location of the first commercial deposit mined at Fort Benton, Wyoming USA. Bentonite principally consists of sodium montmorillonite.. Sodium montmorillonite clays are the industrial clays used in things like: plaster, oil well drilling mud, cat litter, matches, cement tiles, lubricating grease, paints, copy paper, dynamite, shoe polish, concrete, cleaning agents, wall boards, crayons, and bleaching agents to mention a few.

Pascalite clay is a calcium bentonite, formed thirty million years ago as the froth and foam of the fiery and convulsive era atop the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. Over the centuries, it captured the calcium from that limestone formation, and many other minerals (now known to be vital to life) in trace amounts migrated into it --manganese, cobalt, copper, etc...Technically, Pascalite is a calcium-based bentonite. Pascalite is also believed to remove toxins from the body.

Dr. Cohen - "In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, Calcium Montmorillonite Clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. Clay not only cures minor problems, such as diarrhea and constipation through local application; it acts on all the organs—on the whole organism.  Everything unhealthy, that emits negative radiations is irresistibly attracted to clay and becomes subject to immediate elimination." 

Calcium montmorillonite, also known as "living clay," principally consists of minerals that enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms. Calcium montmorillonite mineral deposits have been used by Native American healers for centuries as an internal and external healing agent. The Native Americans would use mineral rich clay on open wounds and for stomach or intestinal distress. The key to these benefits is the natural form in which these minerals are found. 

Technically, the clay first adsorbs toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, pesticides), attracting them to its extensive surface area where they adhere like flies to sticky paper; then it absorbs the toxins, taking them in the way a sponge mops up a kitchen counter mess. Clay’s adsorptive and absorptive qualities may be the key to its multifaceted healing abilities. Knishinsky reports that drinking clay helped him eliminate painful ganglion cysts (tumors attached to joints and tendons, in his case, in his wrist) in two months, without surgery. 

40 million Americans don’t even have to go to the doctor to get their medications, it comes for free in the tap water which is polluted with all kinds of nasty pharmaceutical drugs. Armed with the proper information, there’s no reason to fear the latest news about toxins and pharmaceutical drugs being found in your water.  Not to say that this news isn’t alarming.  Measures must be taken to remove these harmful substances from our eco-system.  But until the day that dream becomes a reality, you can protect yourself and your loved ones with calcium bentonite clay.  Taken internally, therapeutic clay safely removes toxins from your system. (Protect Yourself from Pharmaceuticals in Your Water with Clay or with Water Ionizers and Filters)

Clay is also an excellent vermifuge, attracting and binding internal parasites and packaging them for disposal.  Knishinsky’s research suggests that the regular intake of liquid clay (typically one to three tablespoons daily, in divided doses) can produce other benefits including parasite removal from the intestines, allergy and hay fever relief, and elimination of anemia and acne. For example, clay helps anemia because it contains both types of dietary iron (ferrous and ferric) in an easily assimilated form; it reduces discomfort from allergies by quickly neutralizing allergens that would otherwise produce allergic reactions; and it reduces heartburn and indigestion by absorbing excess stomach acids. 

Calcium Montmorillonite Clay is reported to contain no less than 67 minerals.  This impressive assortment of minerals includes calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements, those appearing in very tiny amounts. The mineral content being extremely high sets the stage for replenishing dietary deficiencies.  Today more than ever before, diets are lacking essential trace minerals and micronutrients.  Without the basic minerals, life cannot exist; without trace minerals, major deficiencies may develop. Lack of either will make it impossible for the body to maintain good health and function properly.  In clay the minerals occur in natural proportion to one another encouraging their absorption in the intestinal tract.  Natural “Calcium Montmorillonite” restores minerals in the tissues where they are needed.  Furthermore, minerals are the carriers of the electrical potential in the cells which enable the hormones, vitamins, and enzymes to function properly.  Watch the video 

 December, 1964:  Dr. Benjamin H. Ershoff, begins NASA-sponsored research prompted by evidence that astronauts' bodies lose large amounts of calcium from the bones under conditions of weightlessness. According to doctors, such conditions weaken the body and increase chances that kidney stones may develop during flights lasting months or years. Ershoff found that supplementing the diet with calcium alone couldn't reverse the severe damage of severely accelerated osteoporosis--but clay did, for animals.  Especially the Red Desert clay, (then called "ion-min) produced impressive results in promoting growth and preventing disorders in the bones of tested animals, Ershoff said. 

When a small percentage of the Red Desert™ clay was added to the diet, Ershoff said, the animals' body weight increased and bone diseases were prevented.  Little or no benefits were noted, he said, when calcium alone was added. "This means that the clay supplement contained some factor or factors other than calcium which promoted improved calcium utilization and bone formation," he explained. Ershoff added that the consumption of clay has been observed among many peoples and animals for centuries, especially in areas where there is a marked deficiency of calcium, iron and other minerals in the diet. more about calcium montmorillonite clay (Red Desert clay)

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I add in my drinking water everyday. I sprinkle a couple of  tablespoons of red desert calcium montmorillonite clay into a quart of ion microwater (alkaline, live water). I also add Red Desert™ clay in my dog's food and drinking water.  Unlike the pascalite or bentonite clay, Red Desert clay is not gritty. It is pretty tasteless. I wouldn't drink water without clay again. Red Desert™ clay has done wonders for me health.  I also add clay to my bath water.   I purchase industrial bentonite 325 mesh by the 50 pound bag from a clay pottery company (about $15  a bag) and use about 3 to 5 cups in my bath water. The 325 mesh is extremely fine clay - it doesn't clog the pipes. To avoid creating clumps, I sprinkle clay gently over the hot water and let it stand without steering. Within 5 minutes or so, the clay will have dissolved into the water and sank at the bottom. Steering clay in water before it has a chance to dissolves on its own will inevitably create clumps which will be difficult to dissolve. more about hydrotherapy

Clays Exhibit Novel Antibacterial Properties
Beauty treatments that use clay aren't new, but clay-based medicinal treatments are. And if Arizona State University's (ASU) Lynda Williams and Shelley Haydel's research pans out, then clay might one day become an antibacterial standard like penicillin. "We use maggots and leeches in hospitals, so why not clay?" Haydel asks. The ASU duo have just received a substantial grant from the National Institutes of Health that will allow them to examine the mechanisms that allow two clays mined in France to heal Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating bacterial disease found primarily in central and western Africa. Buruli ulcer (related to leprosy) is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, which produces a toxin and destroys the fatty tissues under the skin. It was recently declared to be "an emerging public health threat" by the World Health Organization (WHO). more


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THERAPEUTIC RED CLAY Calcium montmorillonite, Bentonite  ( for internal and external use)


Eating Clay for Health Video

Nutramin Calcium montmorillonite red clay for dogs, cats, horses
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Terrapond Calcium montmorillonite red for fish ponds ---  more info

Other types of clay: 
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Fiber Powder w/ Bentonite Clay
Pasca-Balm Ointment and Skin Softener
Peloid Mineral-rich Peruvian Fango facial mud mask

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 Knishinsky writes that clay is part of his diet and he never skip a day without eating clay. He writes "When clay is consumed, its vital force is released into the physical body and mingles with the vital energy of the body, creating a stronger, more powerful energy in the host. The natural magnetic action transmits a remarkable power to the organism and helps to rebuild vital potential through the liberation of latent energy. When the immune system does not function at its best, the clay stimulates the body's inner resources to awaken the stagnant energy. It supplies the body with the available magnetism to run well. Clay is said to propel the immune system to find a new healthy balance and strengthens the body to a point of higher resistance." 

Naturally absorbent and extremely gentle on the system, clay can treat ailments affecting digestion, circulation, menstruation, and the liver, skin, and prostate. Clay also remedies symptoms of arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, gum diseases, and migraines. The Clay Cure contains complete and up-to-date information on choosing the appropriate type and form of clay, how and when to take it for your specific complaint, the science and history of ingesting clay, and the value of minerals contained in the many varieties of clay. 

Ran Knishinsky says that he eats clay everyday, that it is part of his diet.  He never skip a day without eating clay. On page 95 suggests the following : infants: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (in a bottle), Small frame: one teaspoon, Medium frame: one heaping teaspoon, Large frame: one tablespoon. 

Clay provides an impressive assortment of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements—those appearing in very tiny amounts. Without the basic minerals, life cannot exist; without the trace minerals, major deficiencies will develop. The lack of either will make it impossible for the body to maintain good health. 

The Healing Clay : The Centuries Old Health and Beauty Elixer/Amazing Cures from the Earth Itself.

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Radiation Detox Clay Bath

This silent killer is everywhere present and we are daily exposed to it in our technical world and in our atmosphere. We have special herbs and spices in this formula specifically addressing the removal process of radiation from the body. Radiation in excess results in flu-like symptoms and definitely affects the throat or thyroid area as other parts of the body. Sources: Computers, microwaves, electric blankets, industrial pollution, nuclear plants, air pollution, x-rays, cell phones (causing brain tumors), radiation therapy for cancer, televisions, airplane flights, and of course nuclear bombs. Solar flares (which we have had more in recent years). Microwave ovens change the molecular structure of food with radiation! Associated Symptoms and Diseases: Anxiety, hysteria, insatiable hunger, feeling of unreality, dizziness and vertigo, rheumatic pains, hearing problems, complete exhaustion, extreme tiredness, mood swings, hot and cold flashes, loss of will power, gastric distress, extreme headache, aches in the joints, memory loss, sore throat and most of all ---flu-like symptoms.  more

Medicinal and Detoxifying Clay Baths Treatment  -  These therapeutic clays provide 100% natural detoxification for Arsenic, Environmental, Aluminum, Dental Amalgam,  Smoker's Drug, Copper & Lead, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Radiation and more

Dr. Jensen, N.D., D.C., Ph.D., suggests using bentonite to absorb radiation from the bones.  Since so many of us are subject to various forms of radiation, whether from X-rays or television or computers, this would be something to consider.  This could be extremely important for those who have undergone radiation treatment for cancer. 

"Russian scientists use bentonite to protect their bodies from radiation when working with nuclear material, by coating their hands and bodies with a hydrated bentonite "magma" before donning radiation suits.  Bentonite adsorbs radiation so well, in fact, that it was the choice material used to dump into Cherynobl after the nuclear meltdown in the former Soviet Union." 


Medicinal Clay Treatment: Simple Clay Bath
by Lauana Lei 

"A few years ago, I was diagnosed with heavy metal and chemical poisoning. Among the many toxic substances in my body, mercury from the fillings in my teeth was a major culprit.  Having neither health insurance nor the money to pay for these expensive treatments, I began searching for alternative ways to eliminate these poisons--a major cause of immune system breakdown--and thus, the source of various diseases. Eventually, my search led me to a book, Using Energy to Heal, by Wendell Hoffman. Through his own research, Hoffman found that a special bentonite (a very fine volcanic clay) used in a bath can actually draw out toxic chemicals through the pores of the skin. After many experiments, he concluded that optimum results are obtained by immersing oneself in a tub of very warm water mixed with a special bentonite clay for exactly 20 minutes!" 

Specially formulated clay baths have been shown to be able to literally pull pollutants out like a magnet, getting rid of years of toxic accumulation in just one bath. Detoxification symptoms are less than from internal chelation methods, and results can happen much more quickly. These clay baths have been scientifically proven to release toxic metals and chemicals from the body, and they are so inexpensive that anyone can afford to take them. click here for detailed information

Medicinal and Detoxifying Clay Baths Treatment  -  These therapeutic clays provide 100% natural detoxification for Arsenic, Environmental, Aluminum, Dental Amalgam,  Smoker's Drug, Copper & Lead, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Radiation and more

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·         Mercury Detoxifying Clay Bath (Dental amalgam, the material in “silver” tooth fillings, contains approximately 50 per cent of the highly toxic heavy metal mercury.)

·         Environmental Detoxifying Clay Bath - help eliminate the toxins of daily living, such as vaccination toxins, inorganic chemicals residues from caffeine, nicotine, cola, chocolate, food additives, preservatives, pesticides and insecticides.

·         Smoker's/Drug Detoxifying Clay Bath - helps remove toxins associated with tobacco,smoking and cigarettes, such as nicotine, tar and hydrogen cyanide. It is effective for such heavy metals as cadmium, and helps eliminate the energy imbalances caused by smoking. Testimonials relate to stopping the smoking habit after taking this clay bath.

·         Arsenic Detoxifying Clay Bath - assists in the elimination of arsenic, some aluminum and some lead, as well as industrial pollution and toxins found in water supplies.

·         Aluminum Detoxifying Clay Bath - This formula assists in the elimination of aluminum found in aluminum cans (beer and sodas), cookware, aluminum foil, antacids, deodorants, and automotive exhaust. Very helpful for Alzheimer's Disease and other neurological disorders.

·         Tox Away Detoxifying Clay Bath - This bath assists the body in detoxifying a wide variety of toxic exposures, including environmental and industrial pollutions, toxic water and air, smoke inhalation, chemical burns, chemical warfare. learn more  ---   where to purchase


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Earth Cures: A Handbook of Natural Medicine for Today by Raymond Dextreit 

Many times "the cure for what ails ya" can be found not in your medicine chest but right in your own backyard, or at the local grocer. Raymond Dextreit, Europe's leading natural healer, explores every aspect of natural medicine and healing. Using the techniques found in EARTH CURES, readers can heal many diseases, eliminate pain, improve circulation, ease digestion, lose weight, and more. Line drawings throughout. 

Earth Cures is a comprehensive one-of-a-kind book on the curative properties of natural clay found in the earth.It covers every aspect of the human body as to specific organs and diseases which clay can be used to cleanse and purify, treat, heal and improve. The author is comprehensive and has many recipes which include use of herbs for clay poultices and other methods of applying and ingesting via teas, etc. for treatments. The language is written in plain english without embellishments so anyone can understand it .I would recommend this alternative health therapy for anyone who suffers from disease, chronic health conditions, short-term problems like acne pimples and rashes. This book is an excellent resource guide and may be passed down from one generation to the next, as the information is so valuable.The book makes no miracle claims, it only suggests this alternative health technique and various uses as possible curative and therapeutic ways of improving one's health. 

Volcanic Clay May Have Served As Womb For Emergent Life
Scientists have discovered that certain clay minerals near hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean can act as incubators for organic molecules. Geochemist Lynda Williams, from Arizona State University, believes her study, published in Geology, shows how some of the fundamental materials necessary for life might have originally come into existence. Williams' findings are based on research that mimicked the conditions found in and around hydrothermal vents. 

Clay May Have Been Catalyst For Life
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have discovered that clays may have been the catalysts that spurred the spontaneous assembly of fatty acids into the small sacs that ultimately evolved into the first living cells.

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Dirt as Medicine in the Animal Kigndom

Animals, domestic and wild alike, instinctually drawn to clay deposits have been observed licking the clay as part of their everyday diet, and rolling in it to obtain relief from injuries. Clay has helped cows with scours and pneumonia. Veterinarians use it on dogs, cats, horses, etc... for various afflictions including injuries and infections. Pets are helped, too.  Recently more information has become available outlining the important role clay can play in the recovery and maintenance of health. Many wild animals, and some people, develop 'pica' when ill, a craving to eat earth - particularly clay, which assuages diarrhoea and binds to many plant poisons. Among the most famous clay-eaters are the parrots of the Amazon. Scarlet macaws, blue and gold macaws, and hosts of smaller birds perch together in their hundreds to excavate the best clay layer along a riverbank. Parrots' regular diet is tree seeds, which the trees defend with toxic chemicals, and clay is an essential buffer to the toxins. Specially formulated clay baths have been shown to be able to literally pull pollutants out like a magnet, getting rid of years of toxic accumulation in just one bath. 

In her marvelous book, Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them, Cindy Engles, Ph.D. devotes an entire chapter to geophagy (clay or earth-eating). She documents the benefit of clay to human and animal health all over the world. Mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates have been observed to eat dirt on every continent except Antartica. 

Why would animals want to lick clay? Bill Roundy is a retired rancher. He remembers a generation ago, when he lived in Utah, that he and other cattle ranchers, learnt a valuable lesson by watching their cattle. Whenever a cow got sick and went off her food, the ranchers would turn her out to fend for herself, as they could not afford to throw good money after bad. But, they noticed that, time and time again, the cows would return after a few days, fully recovered, and ready to feed with the rest of the herd. It wasn't long before these ranchers discovered how the cows were recovering. The sickly cattle would take themselves across the desert to clay banks, and feed on them until their health returned. When the ranchers saw how easy and cheap was the solution, they transported clay to their sick cows - a practice still continued today. Free-ranging cattle dig into ancient clay sub soils to access clay and so have no need to be supplemented in this way. [Mahaney,WC Maximilliano, B Hancock, RGV Aufrieter, S and Perez, FL 1996. Geophagy of Holstein hybrid cattle in the northern Andes, Venezuela. Mountain Research and Development, 16 (2) pp 177-180.]

Many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and even insects, in all parts of the world, eat dirt. Known as geophagy (earth-eating) this habit has long been assumed to be an attempt to rectify mineral deficiciencies in their diet. However new evidence suggests that this cannot always be the case. It has become apparent that the clay content is often the most important ingredient of selected soils. Clay is an effective binding agent as its chemical structure allows other chemicals to bond with it and so lose their reactivity. Clay is therefore an effective deactivator of toxins from diet or pathogens. Clay is the primary ingredient of kaolin and kaopectate that we use when suffering from gastrointestinal malaise. Eat Dirt: in the competition between parrots and fruit trees

Use of clay mineral (montmorillonite) for reducing poultry litter leachate toxicity  Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006
Name:   Lynn Lawrence
Email: worldwidestallions @ shaw.ca
Location: Surrey, British Colombia

I Thank-you for all of the great information you provide on your site, especially the information on clay. I had always wondered why my mare was digging holes and eating moouthfuls of dirt. I new there was a mineral deficiency in her diet, but what she was also telling me was she was trying to detox. The clay has supplied the answer to both. My mare gets the best quality hay, whole foods as well as flax, algae etc. But her diet, as with mine falls short because of our top soil.(To bad the price doesn't fall short as well).I have also noticed a sence of well being, that is starting to return. The day I received my clay one of the mares in the barn had her leg blow up for no apparent reason the Vet. could offer nothing. This mares back leg was four times the normal size, I have never seen this before, and I had a bad feeling in my stomach. I got some clay in a bucket, mixed with water and poulticed her leg from top to bottom, the instant the clay touched her leg she dropped her head and started licking her lips, by morning the inflamation had been reduced to half. I started the clay in her food, and she started to "pick up". I know in my heart that the clay saved her life. I am so gratefull that the day I was faced with this I had something to offer!!!  Warmest regards
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Adsorbtion versus Absorbtion

The two words look alike, but their difference is critical in understanding the functions of clay minerals. Adsorption characterizes the process by which substances stick to the outside surface of the adsorbent medium. The clay possesses unsatisfied ionic bonds around the edges of its mineral particles. It naturally seeks to satisfy those bonds. For this to happen, it must meet with a substance carrying an opposite electrical (ionic) charge. When this occurs, the ions held around the outside structural units of the adsorbent medium and the substance are exchanged. 

The particles of clay are said to carry a negative electrical charge, whereas impurities, bacteria, or toxins, carry a positive electrical charge. For this very reason clay has been used to adsorb the colloidal impurities in beer, wine, and cider. The impurities in wine carry positive charges and can be agglomerated (brought together) and removed by stirring a small amount of negatively charged clay material into the wine. The clay particles attract the wine impurities and they settle out together (flocculate). 

The process works the same in the human body. When clay is taken internally, the positively charged toxins are attracted by the negatively charged surfaces of the clay mineral. An exchange reaction occurs whereby the clay swaps its ions for those of the other substance. Now, electrically satisfied, it holds the toxin in suspension till the body can eliminate both. 

The term active, or alive, indicated the ionic exchange capacities of a given clay mineral. The degree to which the clay-mineral ions become active determine its classification as alive. Living bodies are able to grow and change their form and size by taking within them lifeless material of certain kinds, and by transforming it into a part of themselves. No dead body can adsorb. It is physically impossible. 

Absorption is a much more slow and involved process than adsorption. Here, the clay acts more like a sponge, drawing substances into its internal structure. In order for absorption to occur, the substance must undergo a chemical change to penetrate the medium's barrier. Once it has done that, it enters between the unit layers of the structure. Instead of the toxins, for instance, sticking only to the surface, they are actually pulled inside the clay. This is the reason why absorptive clays are labeled expandable clays. The more substances the clay absorbs into its internal structure, the more it expands and its layers swell. 

Any clay mineral with an inner layer charge is an absorbent. Having an inner layer charge means having charged ions, sitting between layers, that are surrounded by water molecules. In this way, the clay will expand as the substance to be absorbed fills the spaces between the stacked silicate layers. Some clays are more gentle in their absorption, whereas others are definitely more radical.  Absorption takes place with clay when the clay draws particulates into its internals layered structure, much like a sponge. Clay minerals have an inner layer charge that acts like an absorbent and can absorb and bond with many elements that are toxic, both man-made and natural. 

The smaller the particle size of clay, the more platelets there are per given cubic centimeter of volume or unit of weight and the larger the total surface area is. Their absorbent and adsorbent capacity increases with the numbers of clay platelets per given unit of measure. The natural parent size of clay particles as created by nature is fixed. The industrial process of crushing, grinding, milling, etc, will not change the parent particle size once created. They do clump or bond together many times making them larger in size, however processing it mechanically can make them no smaller than nature originally created. 

Clays are like people, there are no two alike. Each clay deposit on earth has its own fingerprint.  This unique identity  is comprised of its particular composition of the elements on the periodic table, different ratios to one another, different ionic electrical charge, different particle size, different purity, different exposure for a different amount of time, to mention a few of the differences. As a result of some of these differences, they react accordingly different when applied or utilized. Some clays “work”, while others do not or at least, not very well for the intended purpose, depending on what that purpose is. Examples of such purposes that the beneficial effects clay provides are: industrial manufacturing, cosmetic and paint base, paper coating, cleansing/ detoxifying, polymer resin nanotechnology, agriculture, aquaculture, nutritional supplement for people and animals, ponds and waterways flocculation cleanup, and much more.  As a result of the many various uses of this simple but yet very complex compound, the net effective difference between clays has a direct relationship to cost. 

Surface geochemistry of the clay minerals


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 Clay disciples   Cano Graham is among the foremost activists and authorities in the United States concerning the ancient art of Clay Therapy (Pelotherapy). The very soul of his book is the unimaginable healing spectrum, both internally and externally, of modern clay therapy. This healing phenomenon moves through dozens of inspiring human-interest tales, beginning in 1987 with Mr. Graham's odyssey of building the original Crystal Cross Therapeutic Clay Center in Tecopa Hot Springs, California. In Tecopa, the loveable old-timers exposed him to an "amazin' healing' mud," and his life was forever altered. 

Pascalite Clay

PASCALITE is a rare calcium bentonite, formed thirty million years ago as the froth and foam of the fiery and convulsive era atop the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. Over the centuries, it captured the calcium from that limestone formation, and many other minerals (now known to be vital to life) in trace amounts migrated into it --manganese, cobalt, copper, etc... 

Users of Pascalite have reported many dramatic health enhancing results from this enigmatic substance. Pascalite has been found to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans. One theory regarding the benefits of Pascalite is that its broad base of minerals serves as an excellent mineral supplement. Technically, Pascalite is a calcium-based. bentonite. Pascalite is believed to not only remove toxins from the body but also to build up the immune system. It is thus possible - perhaps even probable - that this combination may reduce the body’s sensitivity to toxins. 

Pascalite is hand mined underground to avoiding contamination, and then solar dried in the high mountain to preserve it's apparent antibiotic qualities. It is then turned into powder to make it readily usable for both internal and external purposes. Please do not confuse Pascalite with ordinary clays such as bentonite, Jordan clay or French green clay. Though listed as a calcium bentonite, at least one government agent has hinted it may well be an as-yet-unidentified material outside the scope of present knowledge. Dr Walter Bennett, Ph.D., who investigated it in depth, stated it was still "a very mysterious substance". 

Pascalite research Harvey C. Lisle, chemical engineer, specializing in biodynamics, established PASCALITE, as a "rock dust", is "Alive." radiating energy 100 feet, and POSSESSES THE ABILITY TO NEGATE NOXIOUS ENERGY. Placed above or below the TV set or microwave. testing shows complete irradification of the harmful electric energies emanating from them. And IT NEGATED THE NOXIOUS ENERGIES FROM A 12.000 VOLT LINE IN THE AREA IN FRONT OF HIS HOME

One research group gives a possible explanation as to why Pascalite differs form other clays. It lies relatively near the famous, mysterious Big Horn Medicine Wheel, which dates back to antiquity. "We feel medicine wheels were build on vortex areas where earth energies surface intensely, and the Pascalite contains that same intense energy." more

Pascalite in powder, tablets, and capsules. Pascalite is used in soap and toothpaste, applied as a poultice to insect bites, sunburns, infections, cold sores, canker sores and acne, and as a suppository for hemorrhoids. Users found it a potent skin cleanser and conditioner, drank it for heartburn and ulcers. One neglected mineral in Pascalite, lately recognized as vital to living tissue, is silica. It is found in Pascalite as silicate and silicones. In the body silica occurs as collagen, a connective tissue covering the brain, spinal cord, and the nerve systems. It is an essential part of hair, skin and nails. Some researchers have hinted that a lack of silica in the brain and nerves may be one cause of poor memory. 

It has many other uses, many beauticians state it has no equal as a facial conditioner. They report that it's skin-tightening effect when used on the face is so strong as to be almost painful. We have been told that when PASCALITE pulls the red blood cells to the skin surface, leaving your face temporarily red, it has done it's job. 

In addition to its other abilities, PASCALITE has been shown to be an anesthetic. Many users have reported almost immediate cessation of pain following its application in paste form to the areas. 

Research - What Makes Pascalite Work?
To help explain some of the abilities possessed by PASCALITE, Ray quotes the report by Dr Walter W. Bennett, PhD., Epistemologist and Research Scientist, who spent several months during 1975 in a very sophisticated examination of PASCALITE. He reports: "The presence of protein in this material gives evidence of yet un-disclosed amino acids. The fact that amounts are small, and that even the requirements are for minute quantities in no way diminishes their great Importance. 

"Microbiological analysis reveals the interesting fact that the raw material is completely sterile as pertains to any bacteria. However, it contains the spores of at least 6 different types of fungi. 

"When used as a media of raw material it inhibits the growth of representative pathogens such as staphylococcus, streptococcus, salmonella, escherichia coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa. more on pascalite research


The Buruli Mysteries Unanswered Questions Surround a Growing Epidemic 

Ulcere de Buruli: ou en est la recherche? (Buruli ulcer research in French) ---  Centre Anti Ulcère de Buruli “Demi Emile”

Minerals in French Clay Cure Deadly Drug-Resistant bacteria

Devastating Buruli Ulcer is caused by mycobacterium ulcerans which is similar to leprosy and tuberculosis. Scientists around the world have tried for over 40 years to find a cure, but failed. Only a very traumatic surgical operation offers some form of relief. 

Thierry Brunet de Courssou Missillac:  "My mother aged 73 has found an effective treatment using clay, thanks to her courage and perseverance spending a full year in a remote village in Africa taking care of these unfortunates infected people. The spectacular results, even of the worse clinical cases, have been acknowledged by WHO (World Heath Organization) last March. Continuation of my mother's work is planned over the next 2 years. All the details are available on our website especially setup to keep the public informed in real time. 

Clay treatment for Achille, a 5 year old boy afflicted with flesh-eating disease

Minerals from French Clay Cure Deadly Drug-Resistant Bacteria
By Tamara Hardison, Published Oct 25, 2007 

It has always been believed, but never proven that French clay can kill several varieties of bacteria that cause diseases. Today, a researcher at Arizona State University at Tempe is leading a study to show why certain minerals kill certain bacteria. 

French clay has been shown to kill Mycobacterium ulcerans, or M. Ulcerans, which is so epidemical in Africa. It also treats Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is responsible for deadly infections that are difficult to treat. Furthermore, it has been known for thousands of years that people have used clay for healing wounds, helping indigestion, and killing intestinal worms. Scientists are starting to look further into ancient remedies to see what exactly they do and how they work because their encounters with germs that are resistant to drugs are a serious problem. 

Lynda Williams, associate research professor at Arizona State University at Tempe in the School of Earth and Space Exploration is leading three teams of researchers in studying healing clays. The other two teams are from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and The State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo). 

Laboratory tests conducted at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have already shown that French clay, one type of clay, kills bacteria responsible for Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (PRSA), and E. coli. It also kills Mycobacterium ulcerans, which is a germ related to leprosy and tuberculosis. The germ causes Buruli ulcer. The bacteria produce a toxin that destroys the immune system, skin, tissues, and bones. 

Line Brunet de Courssou, a French humanitarian working in the Ivory Coast, Africa, first reported the effects French clay has on Buruli ulcer in 2002. de Courssou had been familiar with the effects of French clay since childhood and found that she could cure Buruli by applying it to the infected person every day. The only other method science has of treating Buruli ulcer is by surgically removing the infected area or amputating the infected limb. 

The findings on the medical benefits of French clay will be reported at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 29, 2007. They will also present the work of a German physician named Julius Stumpf who, one hundred years ago, used white clay from Germany to treat a form of cholera from Asia that is deadly. He also used it to treat diptheria, gangrene, eczema, and ulcers on shin bone, or tibia. Ann Cairns, "Drugstore in the Dirt," Arizona State University at Temp.

Dr. Janet Starr Hull - "French Green Clay is virtually unknown in America as an internal detoxification supplement, yet Europeans have used it internally for thousands of years to remove the causes of disease symptoms. In 1986 after the meltdown of the Soviet nuclear power plant, Chernobyl, the Soviet Union put French Green Clay in chocolate bars and dispensed them freely to the masses to remove radiation they may have been exposed to. Found only in France and India, the ancient sea beds that provide the green clays have healing qualities that not only attach themselves to and remove toxic foreign substances within the body, but activate the body's own immune system through its chemical constitution. Green clays contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc aluminum, silicon, copper, selenium, cobalt, micro-algaes, algae, and phyto-nutrients. French green clay has the ability to remove toxic metals and chemical residues, bacteria, and blood toxins with virtually no side effects of constipation, diarrhea, or stomach cramping. It is known to remove radiation, arsenic, lead, mercury, and aluminum amid other toxic metals in less than six weeks. The more you use, the quicker you detox." 

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Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Healing Clay
Hydrated Bentonite clay wraps properly heated and applied completely around the wrists (about 1/2 inch thick), covered, and left on overnight have a tremendous impact upon Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually within forty-eight hours. Some people have reported increased localized pain and stiffness after the first night's application. However, these same people then have reported a lessening of pain after 48 hours, and complete relief after 72 hours. Full motor control in the severe cases I've seen is usually regained within three weeks of continued treatment. In two people that I've seen, the pain began to return two months later; one treatment of clay relieved all pain.  How can clay possibly accomplish this? The answer is as simple as it is mysterious. In his article "True Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" ( Paul R. Martin, McHenry NeuroDiagnostics, McHenry, Illinois, copyright 1996 ) Paul writes "Anything which will promote circulation, 
help to relieve inflammation, aid in removal of local toxins, and soothe irritated muscles and tendons will help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." 

Healing clay packs worth energetically with the human system. By actually pulling contaminants through the skin ( due to it's electromagnetic properties), the clay reduces swelling / inflammation and STIMULATES the immune system. An energy exchange that occurs in a strong clay action is so evident that it can be visually measured. 

Incredible True Stories Of People That Use Clay

A patient taking 2 no. 00 capsules of powder by mouth four times a day removed all symptoms of an active ulcer and  hyperacidity in 7 days. 

A wet pack applied to corns and callouses on and between the toes was left on 3 days, then changed and left on 3 more days.  All symptoms were relieved, and the corns had disappeared. 

Used as a water-and-Pascalite pack on the face and arms of an explosion-burn victim, it relieved the pain almost immediately  and these areas did not blister. The hands, given conventional treatment, did blister. 

Three individuals stateed under oath that topical use of Pascalite paste had removed all symptoms of hemorrhoid in 2 to 4 nightly applications. Many other have reported similar results in uts use for piles, rectal fissures and related conditions. 

Kit Nelson of Scottsdale, Arizona explains how Pascalite cured her 22-year old daughter of a serious case of chicken pox: "she was very ill and covered from head to toe with pox which nearly drove her crazy because of the itching and irritation. In desperation she mixed Pascalite with water to a thin consistency and applied it to her body. In a matter of hours ( ! ) the healing set in and she had complete rest and relief. Her recovery was fast and her skin remained lovely - the pox left no scars, which was a miracle." 

A Vietnam veteran, returning home a hopeless addict and alcoholic, so desperate that he contemplated suicide, and was willing to try anything, was persuaded to take some Pascalite internally. He noticed from the first day that he began drinking Pascalite and water, his compulsion to drink slowly left him. Shortly his life did a complete turn-around. He not only lost his alcohol dependency, but also his addiction to dope. He then met another Vietnam vet suffering the same double addiction. He got the fellow to use Pascalite as well, and the results were the same! 


The Mother was diabetic and had  heart problems which of course caused major circulation problems.  Her doctor had tried to heal her legs for 3 months, without success.  When I saw her legs they were an angry purplish-red color and without exaggeration about the size a glass gallon jar below the knees, with many open sores on her shin bones and part of her big toe on her left foot had rotted and fallen off, with the toenail "blowin' in the wind."  We used about 2/3 of quart of bentonite mixed in a 5 gallon bucket of water and soaked her legs for 1 hour.  The next day you could actually see a "water line" in her legs.  In 3 days time, of soaking her legs for a hour, every sore on her shins was totally healed with new skin in place.  In ten days you could see the tendons running to each toe and her ankles were the size they probably were when she was a young lady.  She was in her 80's at this time.  Her doctor made a house call and couldn't believe his eyes!!!!!  During his visit he literally jerked her toenail off.  Lots of compassion, huh?  He also found a pulse in the back of her legs, which he hadn't been able to do before we started soaking her.  This lady died with her legs on, about 2 years later.  Needless to say, I was hooked for life, on clay after that experience.  I sent 50 lbs. of bentonite to a lady in California, that was also scheduled for double leg amputation because of heart and kidney problems.  She saved her legs.  I've used it on horses that were graveled and horses that have had abcesses in their feet.  I used it to cure scours in baby calves which of course is caused by E-coli.  A friend of mine stopped her food poisoning "in a heart beat" by drinking it.  Another friend of mine drew the toxin out of a spider bite on his arm and the infection and foxtail beards out of his dog's foot.  Another friend's husband, in the process of cleaning out a grain elevator, poisoned himself with malathion and became quite sick, of course.  The doctors didn't know what his problem was or what to do to help him.  After several months his wife put some bentonite in some capsules and had him take them and of course he got better almost immediately. 

A woman suffering from cataracts and threatened loss of sight was advised by a psychic to use water filtered through Pascalite  as eye drops, combining this treatment with Pascalite paste on the eye-lids. The psychic did not know of Pascalite by name, referring to it as a "white clay in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, ' and it was some time before the patient was able to get an address and secure the white clay, Pascalite. She reports the treatment was effective, the cataracts dissolving. Two other persons have also reported similar results. 

Nell Coates of Amboy, Washington, explained in her letter of [ sic. ]  how Pascalite cured he psoriasis: Her doctors said there was "no know cure for it and gave me a list of things to purchase." After getting home and thinking about it, she decided it was too expensive for something that wouldn't work anyway. Instead she ordered a pound of Pascalite, mixed it with water to make a thick paste and applied this to the spots. When it dried, she washed it off with warm water, applied peroxide with a cotton ball, rinsed this off and held a 250 watt light close enough that the heat dried it. At night she applied the past and wrapped her legs in plastic and let it dry more gradually. She began this treatment in May of 1970 and continued through to August - by then she didn't have even a scar left." 

It has helped cows with scours and pneumonia. Veterinarians use it on dogs, cats, horses, etc... for various afflictions including injuries and infections. Pets are helped, too. PASCALITE has been reported to stimulate plant growth and productivity. 

Eaton's Amazing Healing Experience with Clay
Jason R. Eaton, developed a severe skin condition in 1988 which no dermatologist could cure. "After a host of antibiotic and acid treatments, I left the comforts of the realm of modern medicine in search of an alternate solution. The period 1989 - 1993 marked a time of extensive research into metaphysics, which eventually led to my own personal discovery of Bentonite late in 1993, where I literally stumbled into a natural deposit in the middle of the night! On that same autumn evening I tried an application of this natural clay while soaking in a well hidden natural hotspring pool deep in the far and silent reaches of the Mojave Desert. Within five minutes I experienced the first pain-free moment in four years." 

The Healing Clay by Michel Abehsera 
This is a good book, but Abehsera has a different point of view. He writes on pages 65 and 66: "...these catalytic substances need only be present in infinitesimal doses. Therefore, it is unecessary to absorb large quantities of clay; a teaspoon daily for adult and half for children under 10 years, although in some bowel infections (tuberculosis, dysentry, etc.), the dose may be increased to two or three teaspoons a day." I also use pascalite for fascial packs and/or for poultices. 

in the world of muds, one mud is sought for its virginal, mineral-rich content, FANGO muds. These muds are highly regarded among beauty care experts for their ability to enrich the skin and draw out impurities. The Peruvian Fango mud is the most desired mud on the planet. Formulated the peloid with AquaVibe™ water to balance the pH, quickly rehydrate the skin, eliminate the dead skin cells, and stimulate the sanguineous circulation through a gentle massage action, acting like a tensile mask. Contains natural mineral oxides of Aluminum, Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Sodium which revitalize and rejuvenate the skin.  It supports the natural regeneration of the skin and neutralizes skin impurities, preventing the forming of wrinkles while tightening the upper layer of your skin. 50ml jar  - where to buy


 Our Favorite Clay is the living "green calcium Bentonite clay"

 Our Favorite Living "Green Calcium Bentonite Clay"

which is a powdered clay taken from deep deposits

of weathered volcanic ash, is at:




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Healing Powers of Ancient Clays


"Clay has been used for thousands of years, yet its healing powers remain a mystery. Clays for healing and beauty were used by the ancient Egyptians. The Native America Indians and other cultures have also known the magnificent qualities that certain clays embody. Now, some newly discovered or re-discovered clays are revealing some extraordinary healing powers!"

First, a few words about clay in general. Raymond Dextreit, the French naturopath who popularized the clay cure in his own country, says that clay "transcends its purely physical properties. Most of the poisons in the body," Dextreit notes, "are positively charged, whereas clay has a negative electrical attraction. These toxins cannot resist being drawn toward the clay."

From the New York Times: "Clay shimmers with electronic energy. It triggers intricate chemical reactions, and sucks poisons from the environment. The crystalline lattice of clay gives it the ability to store energy and then re-emit it."

Robert T. Martin, a mineralogist at MIT, points to certain bentonite clays "as a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation and transmission of energy." He says, "that it has a natural magnetic action and transmits an extraordinary strength to the organism, and helps to rebuild vital potential through the liberation of latent energy."

formulas are unique clays that are combined in our baths for the specific purpose of detoxifying metals and chemicals from the body. Not only are they excellent for health, but also for the environment. These special selected clays vary considerably in their purpose and are in our formulas: A special bentonite (selected from over 200 varieties), Aulterra Clay, Pascalite Clay, and Intrasound Clays are used to name a few!

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PASCALITE CLAY is a rare cream-colored, calcium bentonite formed thirty million years ago in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. It differs from other clays due to some unique special qualities. This clay is solar dried, and being a very sterile clay, it can be ingested internally. It is a valuable food supplement and has extraordinary qualities relating to nutrition and health. Used as a paste (mixed with water), it is effective as a pain reliever. Pascalite is a rare calcium bentonite clay which suggests a very unique "synergism" which is not completely understood. Perhaps it's due to containing a very high frequency at an energetic level.

Harvey C. Lisle, chemical engineer, specializing in biodynamics, established PASCALITE, as a "rock dust" that is "alive", radiating energy 100 feet, and possesses the ability to negate noxious energy. Placed above or below the TV set or microwave, testing show complete irradification of harmful electric energies emanating from them. In Europe it is also used successfully for rejuvenating "dead" soil and bringing dying forests back to life!

is a combination of three colored rock dusts (a white, a green, and a pink). It is an all-natural mineral compound which can be used with other products to enhance the frequency of the electro-magnetic field. By raising the frequency (Life Force), Aulterra dramatically increases the bio-availability on the molecular/cellular level. It is used as a dietary supplement to detoxify the body, harmonize the energy centers, and can assist the body in maximizing absorption of nutrients. This special clay is used for taking toxic metals out of water and soil, enhancing the body's ability to heal more rapidly, and neutralizing the toxic poisons in pharmaceuticals. The apparent effect this powder has on healing, harmonizing and bringing the body into balance is quite astounding.

In a recent university test, Aulterra was added to a liquid solution containing high levels of and zinc. The dropped from 200 ppm (parts per million) to 0.2 ppm in 18 HOURS, and the zinc had similar reductions! Results have also been great in radiation reduction with Chernobyl patients.

Kirilian photography

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Kirilian photography, a means of taking pictures of the unseen patterns of energy or force fields, and the harmonics that permeate all substances, reveal the energy fields "before" and "after" ingesting Aulterra Clay. The use of Aulterra shows that it dramatically increases overall energy levels. Aulterra Clay appears to remove or modify fractured electrical, chemical, or other interference from out of balance, depleted or incompatible substances. In this process, it corrects chaotic energy fields and restores the substance to original molecular balance. The photos below show before and after Aulterra Clay was ingested.

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INTRASOUND POWDER is a French Kaolin clay which is infused with sound frequency via a system based upon an enormous array of passive resonators that each reflect as a single note in perfect harmony (a frequency reaching into a quintillions per second). Like a computer chip that is programmed to semi-conduct or micro-process a signal, the researcher, Mr. Roehrich, has discovered this "unique technology that consists of a means of re-ordering disordered genetic organization in living systems that have DNA as their basic governing means." This phenomenal clay brings "balance" into the body for it (the body) to heal itself! Intrasound powder can be used internally in small amounts, diluted in water. It is also used in LL's Magnetic Clay Detox Baths

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'Healing Clays' Show Promise For Fighting Deadly MRSA Superbug Infections, Other Diseases

ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008) — Mud may be coming to a medicine cabinet or pharmacy near you. Scientists in Arizona report that minerals from clay could form the basis of a new generation of inexpensive, highly-effective antimicrobials for fighting MRSA infections that are moving out of health care settings and into the community. These "superbugs" are increasingly resistant to multiple antibiotics and cause thousands of deaths each year.

Unlike conventional antibiotics that are often administered by injection or pills, the so-called "healing clays" could be used as rub-on creams or ointments to keep MRSA infections from spreading, the researchers say. The clays also show promise against a wide range of other harmful bacteria, including those that cause skin infections and food poisoning, the scientists add. Their study, one of the first to explore the antimicrobial activity of natural clays in detail, was presented April 6, at the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Clays have been used for thousands of years as a remedy for infected wounds, indigestion, and other health problems, either by applying clay to the skin or eating it. Today, clays are commonly used at health spas in the form of mud baths and facials. Armed with new investigative tools, researchers are beginning to explore their health claims scientifically.

"Clays are little chemical drug-stores in a packet," said study co-leader Lynda Williams, Ph.D., a geochemist at Arizona State University in Tempe. "They contain literally hundreds of elements. Some of these compounds are beneficial but others aren't. Our goal is to find out what nature is doing and see if we can find a better way to kill harmful bacteria."

In the new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Willams and her colleagues collected more than 20 different clay samples from around the world to investigate their antibacterial activities. In collaboration with study co-leader Shelley Haydel, Ph.D., a microbiologist with Arizona State, the researchers tested each of the clays against several different bacteria known to cause human diseases. These bacteria include MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Mycobacterium ulcerans (a microbe related to the tuberculosis bacterium that causes a flesh-eating disease known as Buruli ulcer), as well as E. coli and Salmonella (which cause food poisoning). The researchers identified at least three clays that killed or significantly reduced the growth of these bacteria.

The researchers are working to identify the specific compounds in the clays that may be responsible for its antibacterial activity. Using electron and ion microscopy, the researchers are also exploring how these antibacterial clays interact with the cell membranes of the bacteria in order to find out how they kill.

Williams and Haydel are continuing to test new clay samples from around the world to determine their germ-fighting potential. They hope that the more promising clays will be developed into a skin ointment or pill to fight a variety of bacterial infections or possibly as an agricultural wash to prevent food poisoning. Several companies have expressed interest in forming partnerships to develop the clays as antimicrobial agents, the scientists say.

But ordinary mud can contain dangerous bacteria as well as toxic minerals like arsenic and mercury, the researchers point out. Until healing clays are developed that are scientifically proven, which could take several years, handwashing and other proper hygiene techniques may be your best bet for keeping MRSA and other harmful bacteria at bay, they say.


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Bentonite Clay provides many excellent health benefits for people and animals. Bentonite Clay aka montmorillonite or sodium bentonite has powerful drawing and healing properties. Bentonite can be applied topically (compress or poultice) to skin and wounds or taken orally to draw toxins and impurities out of the body quickly. Bentonite Clay removes poisons (bacterial poisoning, salmonella, etc.) and intestinal parasites out of the intestinal tract while alkalizing the body.

Bentonite Clay binds herbicides and other potentially harmful substances by adsorbent action so they do not remain in the body. It cleanses the colon and aids constipation and diarrhea, as well as intestinal issues, including ulcers. Bentonite clay works well for irritable bowel syndrome.

Bentonite Clay is excellent to rejuvenate and cleanse the skin. Topical applications are helpful for acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, wound healing, and help draw poison from ant, bee, wasp, and similar bug stings and bites. This helps reduce inflammation, irritation, itching, and swelling and is excellent applied to hot spots.

More Bentonite Clay use information:

1. Eayton's Earth General Uses of Healing Clays

Here are some excellent books about the healing powers of clay:

Suggested Use for Animals:

Recommended Animal Dose

Animal Weight

Bentonite Clay

Under 4 lbs.

1/4 tsp.

4 to 10 lbs.

1/2 tsp

11 to 20 lbs.

1 tsp

21 to 30 lbs.

1-1/2 tsps

31 to 40 lbs.

2 tsps

41 to 50 lbs.

2-1/2 tsps

51 to 80 lbs.

1 tbsp

81 to 100 lbs.

1-1/2 tbsps

101 to 120 lbs.

2 tbsps

121 to 150 lbs.

2-1/2 tbsps

151 to 200 lbs.

3 tbsps


Shake well before using. Dose the Bentonite Clay orally every 2 hours for a total of 8 hours for poisoning. Then give once/day, until your pet exhibits normal behavior again. For general cleansing purposes, dose once/day or as needed. Dose Bentonite clay away from food, supplements, or medicines, as it will sweep poisons and toxins out of the body, but will also remove the good things. Bentonite clay can be given via enema as well.

Suggested Use for Animals affected by Pet Food Recalls:  Please see our Pet Food Recall Protocol web page for more information.

Suggested Adult Human Usage: Shake well before using. For daily use, take 1 tablespoonful with liquid once or twice a day on an empty stomach. For short term use, take 1 tablespoon every two hours. Drink additional fluid during the day.

For serious conditions: consult a health professional before use.

Detoxification: Binds herbicides and other potentially harmful substances by adsorbent action, so they do not remain in the body.

Ingredients: Purified Bentonite GP Premium

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The Clay of 1,000 Uses


Redmond Clay helps eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, such as stomach flu, and parasites (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay).Works well with burns, bug bites, detoxification, etc. Clay can be used externally in many ways such as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care applications. In addition, it can be taken internally with water or spread upon food.

Take Internally

Mix 1 teaspoon of dry powder clay in a half glass of water, stir it up, and let it sit 6 to 8 hours. Then drink either the clear liquid off the top, or stir it up and drink all of it. Depending on your liking, you can drink it in the morning, throughout the day, or in the evening. People find that the clay water tastes better cold than at room temperature.

Because the clay draws toxins to itself, some conditions may appear worse before they get better.

Do not leave metal in contact with the wet clay, as it will quickly rust.

Conveniently, have Redmond Clay available to drink by adding a ¼ cup of dry powder Redmond Clay to a two/three quart glass pitcher of water, stir it briskly and put it in the refrigerator. Within a few hours, the clay will settle to the bottom and most of the water will be clear. Drink freely, and when the water level gets low just wash out the remaining sediments and start over. In the book, Our Earth Our Cure, notes that drinking the clear water off the top gives basically the same results as drinking the clay itself.

Some sources recommend that you drink the clay water once a day. However, we have received feedback from customers that have had great success drinking it multiple times a day, and others drink as the need arises.

Apply Externally

Prepare Redmond Clay for external use by mixing it with enough water to make a gel about the consistency of mustard. Use filtered or distilled water when available, but you can use tap water as well. Once mixed it will never dry out, separate, or go bad as long as you store it in an air tight container. If it does start to dry out, simply add more water and stir. The Redmond Clay gel can be stored in the fridge, the cupboard, or car; heat and cold do not affect it.

There are many different ways of using the clay externally. One of the best ways is to apply it generously in a ½ inch to ¾ inch layer directly on the skin. An alternative that allows for more mobility is to apply the gel to a piece of cheese cloth, fold the cloth as if making a 'burrito', and secure to the skin with an ace bandage.

After applying there are several options:

  • Uncovered: Some people put on the clay and leave it uncovered so that it dries out within the hour. As it dries, it will draw or pull.
  • Covered with Cloth: Covering the Redmond Clay with a cloth will hold it in place and cause the clay to dry slower. Doing this enables you to leave the clay on overnight or to walk around the house without getting wet clay all over the furniture. Wetting the cloth with water will slow the drying rate and cause more of a cooling sensation.
  • Covered with Plastic: Covering the Redmond Clay Gel with plastic wrap or a plastic bag keeps the clay from drying out which is important if you are applying to a burn. Even though the clay doesn't dry out, some people will wash the clay off and replace it once or twice a day. Other people have left the same pack on a burn for a couple of days until the burn was 'just pink skin'. One key: Do not let the clay dry on a burn; keep it moist until it is time to wash it off.
  • Using the Dry Redmond Clay: People say using it as baby powder causes diaper rash to disappear by the next diaper change. Some people feel that sprinkling the dry Redmond Clay on an open, infected wound causes more of a drawing/healing action than using the gel.
  • Clay Baths: Many people in the health food industry feel that the skin is a primary avenue for detoxificaiton. Putting Redmond Clay in the bath seems to increase the drawing effect which helps people detoxify. To use the clay for a clay bath, simply add 1 to 2 cups of Redmond Clay under the faucet as you fill the tub of hot water. Soak in it fro 30 to 45 minutes.
  • An alternate technique is do a foot bath. To do this simply put 3 tablespoons of the Redmond Clay in a pan of water and soak your feet for 30- 45 minutes.

Benefit from the Healing Properties

of Bentonite Clay


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(NaturalNews) The healing bentonite clay derived from the montmorillonite family is a volcanic ash that has fallen into prehistoric bodies of water. As these bodies of water evaporate they leave behind a bed of mineral rich bentonite clay. Some of these clays can contain as many as 50 plus natural trace minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and silica, all of which are essential to human health. For thousands of years a variety of ancient cultures have carried around a ball of clay with them in their packs. Often times they would dissolve this ball of clay in water and ingest it with their meals as a means of healing an array of stomach ailments such as dysentery and bacterial food infections. Bentonite clay has also been used to help alleviate diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomachaches, acid indigestion, acid reflux, and many other digestive problems. Bentonite clay truly has many healing properties for us to benefit from and is best known for removing toxins.

One gram of clay taken internally has the surface area of about 900 square yards. If our intestinal tract were to be laid out flat, it would have the surface area equivalent to a tennis court. A Small amount of toxins over that entire area can add up fast. Bentonite clay uses a negative ionic charge to capture and absorb toxins. Since many of the toxins in our body are positively charged toxins are attracted to and bonded to the clay, making it all that more effective. Bentonite clay can also be used externally with great success.

There have also been many cases of people using the clay by applying it as a poultice on wounds and burns with great success, and it may even be used to help alleviate itching caused by bug bites. Bentonite clay has been seen as useful in helping to treat those with autism.

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 fiber 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 used as 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.






About the author

Brett Brown is a contributing journalist with a strong desire to help others receive factual information in the health industry.
He also writes for and updates his own blog on a regular basis which can be found at: http://rawhealthforce.blogspot.com/

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Living Clay: The Pathway to

Elimination of Toxins

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(NaturalNews) The following bits of research and information were gathered by Perry A~, author of Living Clay: Nature's Own Miracle Cure (http://www.livingclaybook.com/), in an attempt to explain many of the mysteries about clay and why its workings are so hard to define and understand. The simple response is this: Clay is a living substance and is subject to constant change. Its primary functions are to adsorb, absorb and balance. As it goes about its primary functions, it opens the pathway for healing and the natural restoration of health. The references below apply to the Smectite/Montmorillonite family of clays commonly known as calcium Bentonite clays, that have the ability to both absorb and adsorb, and are often referred to as "Living Clay."

Disease happens when the body gets out of balance. Clay helps bring the body back into its natural state of balance.

Clay is formed from ash spewed from a volcanic eruption which landed in an inland sea or lake bed and evolved over millions of years. Every piece of clay retains a considerable amount of energy from the large and powerful magnetic entity of the Earth. Raymond Dextreit says on the subject, "Among the properties to which we can attribute the effect of clay is radioactivity." Not radioactivity as we know it. He says that clay is radioactive to a degree but this radioactivity is generally imperceptible to the testing apparatus used in laboratories at present. Scientists differ widely as to the significance of the radioactivity in clay. It seems that clay has, among other properties, the ability to either stimulate a deficiency or absorb an excess in the radioactivity of the body on which it is applied. On an organism which has suffered and still retains the radiations of radium or any other intensive radioactive source, the radioactivity is first enhanced and then absorbed. Clay could, in this way, ensure the protection of an organism overexposed to atomic radiations.

Through energetic action clay transmits an extraordinary strength to an organism and helps to rebuild vital potential through liberation of the latent energy. It is a catalyst more than an agent. As a catalyst, clay favors the transformations and operations of synthesis, thus allowing better use of the absorbed elements, i.e. vitamins and minerals we take or get from the food we eat. As a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation and transmission of energy, clay stimulates energy and revitalizes the body.

One can only marvel at what clay can do. "The same teaspoon of clay can cure an obstinate carbuncle and tenacious anemia equally well. Curing the carbuncle is explained by clay's absorbent power... but anemia?!" questioned Raymond Dextreit, author of Our Earth, Our Cure. Well, it seems that clay is particularly rich in certain diastases and enzymes. Some of these diastases, the oxidases, have the power of fixing free oxygen, thus making it a powerful antioxidant.

Clay's amazing abilities to adsorb and absorb make it one of the most powerful methods of cleansing the body by detoxing. Michel Abehsera, author of The Healing Clay, tells us that when used internally, whether taken orally, anally or vaginally, clay goes to the place where the harm is found. There it lodges, perhaps for several days, until finally it draws out the toxins or diseased tissue with its evacuation.

Clay has high alkaline pH. Acidity is the breeding ground for disease. Clay brings pH into balance.

Clay is a natural analgesic. It immediately reduces or eliminates pain when applied topically.

Clay stimulates lymphatic glands, blood flow and circulation. A natural chelator and detoxifier, clay pulls toxins and impurities. French homeopaths documented that a system-wide detoxification effect occurs within seconds of placing Montmorillonite-type clay in the mouth, which demonstrates that the clay acts as a catalyst.

A recent article on NaturalNews.com (www.naturalnews.com/022674.html) tells us that clay baths have become increasingly popular as a safe and effective means of detoxing heavy metals from the body through the pores of the skin.

One of clay's peculiarities is based on its physical-chemical domination. From a thermodynamic point of view, clay cannot be the sole source of the energy of the phenomena it produces. Clay's effect as a dynamic presence is far more significant than the mere consideration of the substances it contains. It is much more than its chemical analysis shows it to be. Jason Eaton (http://www.eytonsearth.org/) said, "In fact, I do not believe it is possible for a clay bath to literally pull out toxins in the body; not to the extent that it does. I believe that the clay reaction enables the body itself to let go of the toxic waste accumulated, and the clay provides the path to elimination."

Louis Kervran, the French scientist, world-famous for his provocative work on Biological Transmutations, writes about a shrimp that lives in clay: "It has been known for a long time that living organisms inhabit clay without any organic supply of food from the outside. The Niphargus shrimp lives in the clay of caves. Experiments have shown that it grows normally in pure clay to which nothing has been added. Research workers therefore thought that the shrimp lived on clay and nothing but clay, an impossibility according to the laws of biochemistry. Actually, it cannot live thus in clay alone, but this clay contains microorganisms which work for the shrimp, making vitamins, various mineral products, nitrogen, phosphorous, and calcium, etc." Therefore clay is a live medium which helps generate and maintain life.

Raymond Dextreit wrote he was certain of the antiseptic and antibiotic powers of clay but it puzzled him. Clay does not act specifically on one or several bacteria varieties; rather it prevents their proliferation by reinforcing the defenses of the organism. Thus again we see how clay brings the body into balance.

In general, clay has remarkable resistance to chemical agents and only the most energetic ones can attack it. As a bacteria-absorbing agent it can render contaminated water innocuous. The nutritionist Linda Clark mentions in her recent book, The Best of Linda Clark, that a European doctor, Meyer-Camberg, recommends clay for neutralizing poisons. According to Dr. Meyer-Camberg, clay takes care of any bad poisoning such as arsenic. It suffices to take 1 teaspoonful of clay mixed in a glass of water every hour for six hours to be out of trouble.

According to information found at Shirley's Wellness Cafe (http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/), myths about clay and the elements that make up a clay molecule are rampant. One deals with aluminum. Clay is a super stable compound. All of the elements that make up clay are bound together and act as a whole. Aluminosilicates are crystalline compounds, usually made up of silicon, aluminum and oxygen. They are tightly bound together. As long as the aluminum is bound in this form, it poses no health risk. The aluminum in clay is never in an isolated form, and is not adsorbed into the body. This refers to all metals in clay. They are in an oxide form tightly bound together.

Clay is interactive with each person's individual specific chemical makeup. It adapts to your needs. As the Native American Indians said of clay, "It has a wisdom of its own." From helping to prevent the proliferation of pathogenic germs and parasites to aiding with rebuilding of healthy tissues and cells, clay is a 'living' cure.
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About the author

Perry A~ is the author of Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure and a student in the study of Bentonite Clays since the early 1990’s. For more educational information on Bentonite Clays go to http://www.aboutclay.com/ or

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Stop Needless Amputations with Calcium Bentonite Clay


(NaturalNews) Amputations, especially from diabetes, are on the rise. What if there was a simple solution that would reduce the number of amputations by 50% or more - something simple, safe and inexpensive? This article is intended to open the doorway and shed the light on stopping needless amputations. It is intended to challenge insurance companies to encourage research that will satisfy the reluctances of the medical profession. It is intended to save limbs and significantly lower health care related costs from needless amputations.

- More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
- In 2004, about 71,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.
- The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes. [1] American Diabetes Association Statistics.

The increasing rate of diabetes diagnoses in the United States is cause for alarm. Related healthcare costs are staggering, as data shows the total annual cost of diabetes treatment in 2002 (including direct and indirect costs) was estimated at $132 billion, or one out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the United States. [2] Other studies have suggested that diabetes-related amputations cost approximately three billion dollars per year ($38,077 per amputation procedure). [3]

So what is this simple solution? It is a topical treatment with Bentonite Clay. This clay is strong enough to draw, bind with and pull infections, gangrene and diseased tissue from the body and to stimulate blood flow and oxygen to the area for the rebuilding of healthy tissue.

The potential of this clay as a healing catalyst has been so remarkable that more and more people are turning to this natural alternative and away from traditional western medicine. The rise in public awareness to this safe alternative is quickly spreading by word of mouth. The beat goes on as successful story after successful story are shared with friends and relatives.

It is time for clay to be taken seriously and recognized as a major healing agent and to be recommended by doctors? It is time to put the spotlight on Clay, more specifically on Calcium Bentonite Clay.

Used internally or externally, clay`s strong ability to draw and bind with toxins, viruses, and pathogens make it a healing catalyst that works with the whole organism to heal itself. It cuts healing time in half at a minimum. Clays are not new as a healing agent. Even the Bible references clay for healing. Animals in the wild instinctively are drawn to Clay Wallows and Clay Licks when sick and for minerals their body needs. Charles A. Munn, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, Tropical Nature, documented the Macaw Parrots of South America eating clay from cliffs to detoxify from their diet of poisonous seeds.

So what is it about this "dirt" that makes miracles? First of all it is far from dirt. It is highly negative charged trace minerals, tightly bound together, acting as whole. These electromagnetic nano-crystals were formed from volcanic ash that landed in inland seas, lake beds and rivers and streams. In short, the thermodynamic heat from the volcano burnt out all impurities leaving super charged, tightly bound, inert trace minerals. Over millions of years it evolved into veins of clay with highly charged electromagnetic negative ionic charged particles with an alkaline pH. In the rock or powder form clay is dormant. Clay is a sleeping giant with great healing properties and benefits. When clay absorbs water it takes on life force energy.

This electromagnetic energy stimulates circulation and blood flow thereby revitalizing dormant cell energy and speeding up the healing process.

There are seven different families of clay depending on the mineral makeup, location and the maturity of the clay. All clay deposits are different. Some are strictly for industrial use. Bentonite clays are rapidly and widely being recognized as safe and effective detox, cleansing and healing agents in the alternative health care field. The green Bentonite clays from the Smectite Family of clays are considered the most popular healing clays. These Smectites have the ability to absorb as well as adsorb. It is the absorption that sets them apart from other clays. The Smectites have an extremely large specific surface area, cation exchange capacity with an affinity to absorb water. [4] They form reactive clays also referred to as Living Clay. Living Clay or reactive clays have the ability to transform through interactive exchanges of elements and energy.

"When Bentonite clay absorbs water and swells, it is stretched open like a highly porous sponge; the toxins are drawn into these spaces by electrical attraction and bound fast. In fact Bentonites can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold), and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces." Canadian Journal of Microbiology [5]

Though clays have been used successfully by indigenous tribes around the world for centuries, modern day doctors are slow to accept putting "dirt" in a wound or taking clay internally for gastrointestinal disorders. A pure vein of clay is far from dirt. Dirt decomposes where as clays are inert trace minerals. Bentonites are listed as FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive. [6]

That being said it is important to do your due diligence when selecting your clay. Going back even 1,000 years ago, clays were not exposed to modern day environmental elements, industrial toxins, acid rain, agents of nuclear warfare, pesticides and the chemical sprays that contribute to the pollution of our earth`s soils. For more information on types of clays and criteria to look for in a quality clay go to ' target='_blank'>http://www.aboutclay.com/info/Artic...

The time has come for clay therapy be taken seriously and recognized as a major healing alternative to be recommended by doctors.

Clay therapy is safe, inexpensive and it works. It helps the body by detoxing, cleansing and balancing the pH to support a strong immune system. Reduce your need for expensive health care. Cut doctor visits and trips to the pharmacy to a minimum. Return to your natural state of wellbeing with a little help from Mother Earth`s clay. Put the spotlight on clay therapy and stop needless amputations and other unnecessary medical procedures. To sum it up, Bentonite clay is the simple solution to stopping needless amputations.


[1] American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics/complications.jsp

[2] Paul Hogan, et al, "Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002," Diabetes Care 26 (2003): 917-32.<1>

[3] Arran Shearer, et al, "Predicted Costs and Outcomes from Reduced Vibration Detection in People with Diabetes in the U.S.," Diabetes Care 26 (2003): 2305-10; and Adam Gordois, et al, "The Health Care Costs of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in the U.S.," Diabetes Care 26 (2003): 1790-95.

[4] Clay Mineralogy N. Sivakugan www.geoengineer.org/files/ClayMineralogy-Sivakugan.ppt

[5] Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 [1985], 50-53) Specificity of virus adsorption to clay minerals. Steven M. Lipson, G. Stotzky

[6] U.S. Food and Drug Administration http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/grasguid.html#Q1

About the author

Perry A~ is the author of Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure and a student in the study of Bentonite Clays since the early 1990’s. For more educational information on Bentonite Clays go to http://www.naturalnews.com/%3Ca%20href=%27http://www.aboutclay.com or ' target='_blank'>http://www.livingclaybook.com">

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Therapeutic Living Clay - Last but not least is another cleanser plus a whole lot more. Therapeutic Living Clay is a special variety of clay making up only about 1%-2% of all the clay on the earth. It has been used since the time of Adam and some believe it may have been the manna that the children of Israel ate while wandering in the wilderness. Most recent studies have shown that it is the missing ingredient in replication of RNA and it has been used for countless other things such as indian war paint and healing balms, spa treatments at the best spas in the world, some of the finest cosmetics, and many cleansing and detox supplements on the market today and the list goes on and on. TLC or Therapeutic Living Clay.

Calcium based clays are referred to as "living clays" as they principally consist of minerals that contribute to the production of enzymes in all living organisms. They are the preferred clays to be ingested by humans, animals, and plants and for incorporating into soil. Always check your product labels. I recommend a pure, Calcium Bentonite Clay with a very fine screen mesh (325 is best).

These negatively charged minerals can adsorb and absorb. The two words are similar but their differences are fundamental to understanding how Bentonite (TLC) clay minerals function and how healing clay works. Adsorption describes the process by which the charged particles of other substances combine with the charged particles on the outer surface of the clay molecule.  First imagine the structure of the clay molecule to be similar to a stack of business cards with spaces in between the cards.  The clay molecule has unsatisfied ionic bonds around its edges and naturally seeks to satisfy those bonds.  For this to happen it must come into contact with a molecule of another substance with unsatisfied bonds that carry an opposite electrical(ionic) charge.  
When the two molecules meet, the ions held on the outer surface of the clay molecule are exchanged with the ions held on the outside surface of the molecule of the other substance.

Bentonite clay molecules carry a negative electrical charge while toxins, bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites and other impurities carry a positive charge. Calcium Bentonite clay is also very alkaline or has a pH of up to 9.7, while these toxins, impurities, and their wastes are acidic and can not live in an alkaline or pH balanced environment (or an environment that is well oxygenated). When the clay is taken into the human body, the positively charged toxins are attracted to the negatively charged surfaces of the clay molecule. The clay molecule acts like a magnet, attracting and holding the toxins and impurities to its surface, and removing them when the clay is removed or expelled.  

Absorption is a slower and more complex process. Acting like a sponge, the Bentonite clay molecule draws other substances into its internal structure.   Absorption  can only occur when the foreign substance has undergone a chemical change and is then allowed to enter the clay's molecular inner structure.  Once the foreign substance has undergone the chemical change, it enters into the spaces between the clay's inner structures.  So the toxins that were formerly only sticking to the surface of the clay's outer structure through ionic bonding, are now pulled inside the clay molecule.  This is the primary reason why absorptive clays are labeled as mobile layered or expandable clays.  The more substances that are pulled into the clay's inner structure, the more the clay expands and its layers swell.

All absorbent clays have a charge on their inner layers.  This means that charged ions sit between the layers of the clay molecule surrounded by water molecules.  The clay expands as foreign substances are absorbed and fill the spaces between the clay molecule's stacked layers.  Absorbent clay will absorb positively charged toxins and impurities and ignore negatively charged nutrients.  Calcium Bentonite clay is by far the most effective clay, with the strongest drawing power, best mineral composition, and highest pH of up to 9.7.  We find the broadest spectrum healing modality on our planet in Calcium Bentonite Clay.  

The names Bentonite and Montmorillonite are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to edible Bentonite Clays belonging to the smectite family of clays.  These clays were formed from volcanic activity millions of years ago and are principally volcanic ash.  Many sodium based clays are marketed as edible Bentonite Clays, but require mixing with an acid  beverage, like apple cider vinegar, to offset the high sodium content prior to consumption.  As our bodies cannot tolerate the ingestion of large amounts of sodium-based clay that can be consumed in a day is restricted to small dosages.  There are no such consumption requirements or restrictions placed on pure Calcium Bentonite Clay.  Healing clay may be a new concept to some of us, but it has been used for thousands of years.  Long before recorded history, humans have used healing clays externally and internally to cure illnesses, sustain life, and promote general health.

Montmorillonite Clay was named after the town of Montmorillon in France where it was first identified.  Your green swelling clays are known for their remarkable healing properties.  Due to the molecular makeup the swelling clays have a greater drawing or detoxing potential.

Calcium Bentonite Clay is the rarest form of clay.  There have been only a few finds throughout the history of mines, which contained a pure vein, natural, Calcium Bentonite Clay.  Even though Sodium Bentonite, and Calcium Bentonite Clay are cousins from the same family & genus, they are as different as night and day in efficacy and intended uses. 

So if you're looking for the best clay for detoxing, internal cleansing, or any sort of healing use, Calcium Bentonite Clay is the number one clay of choice.

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Healing clay research by Arizona State University & Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccinology

 Their drugs and injections can not cure those diseases, but clay does and they are trying to extract its healing properties to see if they can reproduce it and sell it as a drug. I don't see why they just don't use the clay since it has been proven to cures those diseases? Why go through all this research?
I have been using clay for decades and have cured many thing with it.
Healing clay research by Arizona State University
by Margaret Coulombe

Clay is most commonly associated with the sublime experience of the European spa. Visitors have been masked, soaked, and basted with this touted curative since the Romans ruled. But go back further still and you'll find that clay has had a role in human health as ancient as man.

The first proof of the therapeutic use of clays was incised on clay tablets in Mesopotamia around 2500 B.C. However, some scholars believe that prehistoric ancestors such as Homo erectus and Homo neanderthalensis used ochres to cure wounds as well as paint caves. Ochres are a mixture of clay and iron hydroxides.

In Egypt, Cleopatra used clays to preserve her complexion. But the Pharaohs' physicians used the material as anti-inflammatory agents and antiseptics. It was also an ingredient used for making mummies.

Despite a long history of use, some very fundamental questions remain about the benefits of clay.

Can clays cure? At Arizona State University, geochemist Lynda Williams and microbiologist Shelley Haydel have teamed up to find out. If their research into the antibacterial properties of clays realizes its full potential, smectite clay might one day rise above purely cosmetic use. It might take its place comfortably with antibacterial behemoths like penicillin.

"People are interested in natural cures and I think that there is a lot of nature that we don't understand yet," Williams says. "What if we unearth a mechanism for controlling microbes that had never been discovered before? It is these avenues, at the boundaries of scientific discovery, at the edges of my field and knowledge (and Shelley's), where such discoveries are made."

Williams and Haydel's research is an unusual pairing. Both work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. But both are pursuing different lines of scientific discovery.

Williams is an associate research professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. She studies clay geochemistry. Haydel is an assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences and with the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccinology in the Biodesign Institute. She studies tuberculosis.

This disparate duo is attempting to tease apart the mechanisms that allow two clays mined in France to heal Buruli ulcer. The flesh-eating bacterial disease is found primarily in central and western Africa.

Lynda Williams

Buruli ulcer has been declared to be "an emerging public health threat" by the World Health Organization (WHO)Mycobacterium ulcerans is the bacterium that causes Buruli ulcer. It is related to the microorganisms that cause leprosy and tuberculosis. The bacterium produces a potent toxin that causes necrotic lesions. It destroys the fatty tissues under the skin.

"The toxin is immunosuppressant. Patients feel no pain and the body mounts no response to infection. It leads to disfigurement and isolation, not unlike that seen in leprosy," Haydel explains. "Traditional antibiotics can only make a difference at the very earliest stages of the disease. As a result, past treatments have been largely confined to amputations or surgical excision of the infected sites."

If the clays being studied actually are antibacterial in nature, and the reason for that activity can be isolated, the ASU scientists say they may represent a new form of topical treatment. It would be a treatment that goes beyond the capacity of existing antibiotics.

"They could be produced and distributed cheaply and easily stored," Williams says. That would make them ideal for use in developing countries.

So how did a clay specialist with a background in low temperature geochemistry become involved with a health care project centered in the Ivory Coast? It was the result of the scientific equivalent of an online dating service.

"I answered a posting on the Clay Minerals Society list serve placed by Thierry Brunet de Courssou. He was asking to have someone take high resolution scanning electron micrographs of the clays," Williams explains. "I confess that we all ignored him initially."

According to the Brunet de Courssou Web site, the family operates health clinics on the Ivory Coast and in New Guinea. For a decade, Madame Line Brunet de Courssou, Thierry's mother, had been importing two French clays to treat people with Buruli ulcer. She was getting startling results, while her use of native clays had no effect.

Williams reviewed the mother's work and says that "Line Brunet de Courssou was a careful observer."

However, she was not a scientist. The mother is now deceased. But in 2002, she approached the WHO during its fifth advisory group meeting on Buruli ulcer. She had documented more than 50 cases of successful healing with the clay treatments. WHO documents indicate that the organization was receptive. They called her results "impressive." But Williams says that funding was denied for lack of scientific study.

Williams is from a family of physicians. She says that it was really the second message that finally drew her to the project.

"Brunet de Courssou wrote, ‘I guess that no American scientists are interested in helping poor people in Africa.'"

He guessed wrong. Williams got 100 grams of the clay in green powder form. She took the requested micrographs of the minerals. She also went a step further and examined their crystal structure and chemical compositions.

Williams then contacted and recruited Haydel to the project before the microbiologist actually arrived at ASU in 2005. Haydel brought more than 13 years of experience working with pathogenic bacteria, in particular tuberculosis, to the project.

"I approached this work from the viewpoint of a clinical microbiologist," Haydel says. "I ordered bacterial strains that pharmaceutical companies use to test their antimicrobials."

Haydel tested both of the French clays that Brunet de Courssou had been importing. One completely inhibited pathogenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, often a problem as an opportunistic infection in burn wards. It stoppedMycobacterium marinum (related to Mycobacterium ulcerans) as well.

The clay also partially inhibited the growth of pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus, including a multi-drug resistant variety.

"The other clay actually helps the bacteria to grow," Haydel adds.
What makes one clay kill bacteria, and the other promote growth? And why do most clays tested have no effect? Williams and Haydel hope that their research will answer these and other questions.

"Clay can be as variable as the bacteria we are studying. There is a lot to be learned yet," Williams says,

Williams' career fascination with clay started when she was a mineral exploration geologist looking for ore deposits. She worked at Dartmouth College with Bob Reynolds, "the father of clay mineralogy." She later worked as a research associate at Louisiana State University. A colleague there was studying geophasia – eating clay. The behavior has been seen in animals and people since the time of the aborigines.

"In the South Appalachian Mountains, poor women would eat the local clay to help soothe nausea and stomach ailments, particularly during pregnancy," Williams explains. "The clay was rich in kaolinite. (Kaolinite is the major ingredient in the over the counter remedy Kaopectate). But one day, they ran out of clay and moved over to another mountain and people began dying. We wanted to know why."

Not all clays are alike. The key to clay's variable nature seems to be its physical structure.

"Clay is a mineral. It has a crystalline structure that is both flexible and fluid," Williams says. She likens them to very thin, two-nanometer-thick slices of bread in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The "bread" is composed of three regions. Two silicate layers with tetrahedral rings surround an octahedral core. The "peanut butter" is the charged cations. For example, potassium ions stick to the negatively charged tetrahedral ring surface.

And the "jelly"? Organic compounds or other species of any or no charge are possible. In a clay sandwich, the peanut butter and jelly are called the interlayer. The interlayer can vary in width and composition depending on the kinds of water and elements present when it was formed.

Molecular structure of smectite clays

The ASU scientists say that it is this interlayer where much of the elemental variability between clays can be found. And the interlayer surface area is huge. Each gram of clay contains hundreds of square meters of surface area. As a result, surface chemical reactions from these sites have an enormous impact on the geochemistry of the local environment.

Williams is passionate about her subject. "Clays are as individual in character as people are in personality," she says. "They can be as old as Precambrian times—anywhere from 700 million to 4.6 billion years ago. They are probably older, since meteorites contain clay minerals from other celestial bodies. Or they can be as young as the clays I made in my lab few hours."

Clays form when the chemistry, temperature, and pressure conditions are right, Williams continues. "In the case of the two French clays we are testing, their bulk chemical structures are almost identical. But the different trace element chemistry of the interlayer records differences in the depositional environment where the antimicrobial property was likely inherited."

Crystal structure, the interlayer, the way other materials, metals, or ions bind to clays, the absorptive characteristics of clays; all are important. All could potentially play a role in the antibacterial activity the scientists find in the one French clay.

Preliminary results suggest that the antibacterial activity is associated with the interlayer. But Williams says that crystal size and surface properties may also play a role. It is a mystery that engages both research partners.

"It's fascinating," Haydel says. "Here we are bridging geology, microbiology, cell biology—transdisciplinary sciences. A year ago, I'd look at the clay and say, 'well that's dirt.' Now I know a little something about clay structure and Lynda knows a little bit about microbiology. Alone, we each would have had to study for years. Together we are partnering these disciplines with synergy that really works."

Williams and Haydel both expect to find the key to the mystery of what makes this French green clay heal.

Haydel adds: "I had a professor in graduate school say, 'Maybe perhaps once in your life, in your scientific career, you'll come across something that can change the world.' Sometimes I think: This is it!"

Research on the healing properties of clay is supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at National Institutes of Health (NCCAM). NCCAM was established in 1998 to fund scientific research and technologies that fall outside conventional medicines. For more information, contact Lynda Williams, Ph.D., School of Earth Science & Space Exploration, 480.965.0829. Or Shelley Haydel, Ph.D., Biodesign Institute, 480.727.7234. Send e-mail to Lynda.Williams@asu.edu or to Shelley.Haydel@asu.edu

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