and exercise is often a last priority, internal cleansing is more important than ever for
optimum health."  ~ Dr. Bernard Jensen  

Understanding the basics of how our digestive system works is vital to understanding
personal health.  Before we can fully grasp the extreme importance of internal
cleansing, we must first know what's going on in there.  So, let's start with a quick
primer on the digestive system.


Dr. Lindsey Duncan, CN, ND, provides the following succinct tutorial:   

We live and die by what foods we put in our mouth and how our bodies assimilate
these foods.  Digestion starts in our mouths, when we bite into our food and begin
chewing it and mixing it with saliva, a powerful digestive enzyme. As our food travels
down to the stomach, it mixes with hydrochloric acid, a powerful digestive acid that
liquefies the food and prepares it for further digestion in the small intestines with help
from the pancreas and liver.



Our intestinal systems are connected to a network of blood vessels and veins, which
wrap around the stomach, small intestine, and bowel. Our blood receives nutrients
from our digested food through this network of blood vessels, which look and
function much like the roots of a tree, drawing dissolved nutrients out of the
intestines and transporting them to the liver, where they undergo further breakdown,
recombination, and storage. Later, the heart pumps these nutrients, stored in the
liver, to nourish the various living cells that make up the tissues of the human body.
By-products of the digestive process are passed into the bowel, where they solidify,
and "in a perfect world", are completely excreted from the body.



This is basically how our body gets nourishment and energy. After it delivers nutrients
throughout the body, the blood also collects cellular waste materials (by-products of
metabolism) and "drops them off" at appropriate eliminative stations (lung, kidneys,
skin, lymphatic system, colon) where, also, "in a perfect world" they are quickly
excreted from the body.



Unfortunately, our "modern day society" is NOT a perfect world. Pollutants, toxins,
chemicals, fertilizers, growth hormones, pesticides and other hazards to our health
bombard and infiltrate our air, water and food on a daily basis. Our diets, no longer
wholesome and fresh, consist of fast foods, junk foods, pre-prepared foods, fatty
foods, and devitalized foods. There is no way our digestive systems can function
optimally with the heavy burdens placed on them on a day-to-day basis. Digestion
becomes sluggish, assimilation becomes inefficient, mal-absorption of nutrients
begins, the metabolism slows down (weight gain!) and elimination becomes poor.  

A clean, properly functioning bowel is paramount to our well being.  Dr. Bernard
Jensen, nutritionist, lecturer and author of over 30 books on natural health care,
states this best:   

"Every cell and tissue in the body is fed by the bloodstream, which is supplied by the
bowel. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty and so are the organs and tissues. It
is the bowel that must be cared for first before any effective healing can take place."

So, how do you know the state of your bowels?  How do you know if you need to do
an internal cleanse?  Dr. Duncan writes:

"Many of my seminar topics focus on internal cleansing and bowel management.
Repeatedly, I am asked the same question by seminar attendees: "How do I know if I
need to cleanse?" My answer is quite simple... After consulting with over 20,000
patients, I can honestly state that I have never worked with an individual that did not
directly benefit from detoxifying his or her body.  In this day and age, we ALL need to
cleanse!  In a world where dietary choices are poor, environmental pollution is heavy,
stress levels are high, and exercise is often a last priority, internal cleansing is more
important than ever for optimum health."

Okay, I get it.  I need to cleanse, you need to cleanse, EVERYBODY needs to cleanse!  
How is it done, and what should be used?  According to Ran Knishinsky, author of The
Clay Cure, the best, most natural way to internally cleanse is with Calcium Bentonite
Clay.  The following is an excerpt from his book:

"If the system fails to get rid of poisons through the bowels, a constipated condition
arises in which the toxins never leave the body.  They sit inside and putrefy.  What's
worse, the body doesn't know the difference between live food and dead food in the
colon.  It will still try to get nourishment out of waste you would never want to set
your eyes upon.  Naturally, this puts a strain on every functioning cell in the body.

Calcium Bentonite Clay’s immediate action upon the body is directly on the digestive
channel.  This involves the clay actually binding with the toxic substances and
removing them from the body with the stool.  It performs this job with every kind of
toxin, including those from the environment, such as heavy metals, and those that
occur naturally as by-products of the body's own health processes, such as metabolic
toxins.  It's hard to believe that the body produces its own toxins, but that may
happen as a result of stress, inefficient metabolism, or the proliferation of free radicals.

The body has no problem ridding itself of the clay.  Don't worry about a tiny brick
house being built in the middle of your colon.  The clay assists the body's eliminatory
process by acting as a bulking agent, similar to psyllium fiber, sweeping out the old
matter that doesn't need to be there.  It is not digested in the same manner as food
as it passes through the alimentary canal.  Instead, it stimulates intestinal peristalsis,
the muscular contractions that move food and stool through the bowels.  The clay
and the adsorbed toxins are both eliminated together; this keeps the toxins from
being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.

Clay works on the entire organism.  No one part of the body is left untouched by its
healing energies.  I don't know of another supplement that is quite as capable as clay
of producing such a wide range of positive reactions."


Our Recommendations for Internal Cleansing

Ran Knishinsky recommends ingesting clay on a daily basis to maintain optimal
health.  I agree, and offer several ways you can do this.   

For internal cleansing, you must ingest clay.  You have several options for doing so:
you can eat hydrated clay, drink liquefied clay or stir powder clay into a glass of water
and drink.  If you choose to eat clay, Hydrated Clay has a thick, smooth consistency.  
Generally, it is suggested that one to two tablespoons of hydrated clay daily is the
proper amount for an adult.  For those who prefer to take their clay in liquid form,
start with one to two ounces of Calcium Bentonite Clay Liquid daily.  If you've never
tasted Calcium Bentonite Clay Liquid, you should know that it has a very creamy
smooth consistency, and is virtually tasteless.  It is recommended to take the clay on
an empty stomach for best results.  And if you're taking any medication, it is
recommended to wait 1-3 hours before ingesting clay, but please check with your
physician, as medications vary in time release and content.

People who have made this a part of their daily routine have been astounded with the
outcome.  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.

So, begin your internal cleansing program today.  Ingesting Calcium Bentonite Clay on
a daily basis will get your intestines clean, and keep them that way!  Make Calcium
Bentonite Clay a part of your daily routine, and experience all the life-enhancing
benefits that Calcium Bentonite Clay has to give!
When discussing a colon cleanse,
I think we should broaden our
view to the aspect of an Internal
Cleanse of the entire digestive
tract.  While it is true that a colon
cleanse may be accomplished
with clay colonics and drinking
liquid Calcium Bentonite Clay, we
will cover every aspect of an
internal cleanse from the mouth,
south. In this day and age, we
ALL need to cleanse!

"In a world where dietary choices
are poor, environmental pollution
is heavy, stress levels are high,
Colon Cleansing With Bentonite Clay
(LIVING CLAY Nature's Own Miracle Cure - Calcium Bentonite Clay) by PerryA~   
Excerpt: Colon Cleanse
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