There is no single treatment of more value to the human body than a complete full body detoxification protocol using Calcium Bentonite Clay as the cleansing agent and carrier for toxin removal.
The great majority of articles on detox and colon cleansing should be classified as colon cleansers
themselves, because they will most certainly scare the poo right out of you! They explain how substances that are toxic to our bodies come at us from all directions: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, and the metabolic waste produced inside us. Studies have discovered various chemicals from our foods and environment that indicate man contributes 700,000 tons of pollutants into the air every day, ranging from everyday household cleaners to cosmetics and hair dyes. That’s just the air! Add in the pesticides and toxins that are found in our water. Don’t forget the chemicals that are routinely fed to the animals we eat, and the sprayed, preserved, and genetically altered plants we consume. And that doesn’t even factor in the heavy metal poisoning that’s occurring at a truly alarming rate – from the lead in our paint to the mercury in the fish we eat and the fillings in our teeth and everything in between. It’s truly frightening. The reports are everywhere.
You can spend weeks reading article after article, complete with pictures that will keep you awake at night. We, however, want you to rest easy. We have chosen, therefore, to concentrate on the benefits of detox – to emphasize the positive instead of beating you over the head with the all to prevalent negative. Granted, what we’ve done to our bodies and our environment is truly frightening, and the state of our digestive systems – and consequently our health in general – is nightmarish because of it. Enough said. Now, here’s the good stuff!
Science has shown that the effects of detoxification on our body’s cells are nothing short of miraculous. The following is an excerpt from Natasha Lee’s article “Could Detoxification be the Fountain of Youth?
“Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research performed an amazing experiment in the early 1900’s. He managed to sustain the life of cells from a chicken embryo by immersing it in a solution containing all the nutrients necessary for life and changing the solution daily. The cells took up nutrients from the nutrient-rich broth and excreted their wastes into the same solution. The only thing Dr. Carrel did each day was discard the old solution and replace it with fresh nutrient solution. The chicken cells lived for 29 years until one night Dr. Carrel’s assistant forgot to change the polluted solution! We do not know how much longer the cell’s life could have been maintained.
Dr. Carrel concluded at the end of his experiment that the cell is actually immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats which degenerates. He is quoted saying, “The cell is immortal, renew this fluid at intervals, give the cell something on which to feed and, so far as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever.” The average chicken lives about 7 years. His detoxified, properly nourished chicken cell lived for 29 years.
It may be hard to believe that the body could live indefinitely, however, a similar level of vibrant health and life extension can be created in humans by following the obvious similar principal.
Every cell in our body excretes waste material, which becomes toxic, and poisonous to our bodies if we allow it to build up faster than we renew the fluid in which it floats. According to the above experiment, this is the cause of aging and degeneration. Factors such as “time” and ideas such as “that’s just life” fade from the picture, with new data in view. The fact is, every 7 years we have a completely new set of bones, teeth, skin and hair. Logically, a person should be able to look and feel better than they did 7 years ago by changing and improving the way they take care of their own body as Dr. Carrel took care of his chicken cell.
Time alone is not a disease or poison, it is the toxins that accumulate with time that the body cannot withstand and so deteriorates from. In other words, time alone is not the cause of death. Poisons are the cause of death of life forms.
So, logically and from the above data by detoxifying your cells a person can freshen up and grow healthier and younger than they once were by practicing this principle. Periodically detoxifying the body, drinking lots of fresh water and staying smart on nutrition can appear to work miracles. Dr. Carrel however proved these amazing results are not miracles, just good science.”
Kathryn Alexander, one of the leading experts in detoxification and dietary healing states it succinctly; “The legacy of 50 years exposure to persistent man-made chemicals combined with the denigration of the food chain has increased our susceptibility to chronic degenerative disease and cancer. Reversal can only come about by resolving these primary causes of disease. By releasing the toxic burden of the body and restoring its nutritional status, we can change our internal environment and achieve good health.”
The most common symptom of autointoxication (self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced within the body) is mental dullness and fatigue. Other common symptoms are headache, constipation, diarrhea, colds, general aches and pains, particularly up and down the spine and especially in the low back, skin problems, common infections (due to lowered immuno-competence), morning sluggishness, gas, bad breath, foul-smelling stool, allergies, intolerance to fatty foods, premenstrual tension, breast soreness and tendency to repeated vaginal infections. The good news… Detoxification can relieve these symptoms!
So, how do we go about this detox business? The answer is simple – CLAY! Not just any clay, but Calcium Bentonite Clay. A recognized detoxifying agent, it is in the Smectite group of clays. Only those clays within the Smectite group have the ability to absorb as well as adsorb. This means that as the clay passes through your body, it’s negative ionic charge will draw to it anything with a positive charge (bacteria, viruses, toxins, etc.) and will remove them from your body. The clay adsorbs (positively charged particles are drawn to, and stick to it’s surface) and also absorbs these particles. The clay passes through your body, and the toxins are removed as waste.
Ran Knishinsky, author of The Clay Cure, is an advocate of eating or drinking clay daily. In his book, he states some of the 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. Calcium Bentonite Clay works on the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched by its healing energies.
We recommend taking clay daily to maintain a good, clean digestive system. Normal amounts for adults to take are as follows: Liquid Clay – 1 to 6 Ounces daily, Hydrated Clay – 1 to 2 Tablespoons daily. So, choose your method (liquid or hydrated) and stick with it! When taking clay internally, it is very important to keep the body hydrated by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. The water helps to soften and loosen impacted fecal material lining the walls of the small intestine and colon. This material is then absorbed by the clay and removed from the body through normal elimination.
To do a detox, however, higher doses are recommended. We suggest doubling the standard, maintenance doses listed above, by taking the clay in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening, preferably on an empty stomach. 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. Also, Clay Baths are highly beneficial for detoxification, especially for cases of heavy metal poisoning. The directions for Clay Baths are listed below:
Pour up to 2 cups of powdered clay in the bathtub and then run very hot water over the clay, as hot as it gets. Use a whisk or your hand to stir the clay around and to help it dissolve. When you’ve got about 3 inches of water in the tub and the clay is dissolved, start adding cooler water until the water reaches the desired temperature.
The bath should neither be too hot nor too cool, but should be nice and warm, as warm as is comfortable. Bathing time depends upon your condition, but can be anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. Please don’t overdo it! If you stay in too long there is a small possibility you could experience what is known as a cleansing reaction and feel fatigue, headaches, muscle soreness, etc. Be aware of your body’s response to the first detox bath.
Another option is to take about a cup of extra thick liquid Calcium Bentonite Clay and put it into the bath water. Others have used a full quart and more. It is highly effective in drawing out toxins. But too much, or too long exposure, may dry out the skin. If so, when necessary, follow the bath with a body lotion.
In Energy to Heal, by Wendell Hoffman, through his own research, Hoffman found that clean, natural Calcium Bentonite Clay used in a bath could 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 clean, natural Calcium Bentonite Clay for exactly 20 minutes! Not just any clay will do. It is crucial to use “clean clay.”
Extreme amounts of clay used in a bath have been known to help the body detox from severe heavy metal poisoning. Usually 1 daily bath, 2-4 times in a week is sufficient to draw out the toxins.
Healing clays have been used for detoxification purposes for centuries, and, due to several key factors, are irreplaceable as a part of a cleansing protocol.
“One of the most amazing effects of clay baths in particular is the ability of the clay to stimulate the lymphatic system. The more clay that is used in the therapy, the more powerful the response. I know of people who take clay baths in pits containing 1.5 tons of heated green Calcium Bentonite Clay.” Jason Eyton, Eyton’s Earth
Jason went on to say, “Fairly recently, I had the opportunity to meet with an individual who likely had one of the worst cases of environmental toxicity in the U.S. medical history. He eventually found treatment at the John Hopkins Center for Environmental Medicine, under the care of Dr. Ziem, where he eventually received a complete cure. He was off the charts with cadmium, aluminum, silver, mercury, and a few others. The skin on his entire upper body was slate grey.
Diagnosis was achieved via the Melisa Test.
Dr. Ziem had to design a complete protocol from scratch in order to treat him. This included a strong supplement program, including high doses of Vitamin E and Selenium, as well as healing Calcium Bentonite Clay used internally. No standard chelating agents were used.
The most critical part of Ziem’s treatment protocol was very simple: Steam Sauna Therapy. This man literally sweated metals you could wipe off with a towel. This of course would not have been effective without the supplementation.
There is a lot of strong evidence suggesting that clay therapy may be an ideal, if not the ideal, treatment for heavy metal toxicity.
Clay works WITH the human organism, and therefore is dependant on the body’s own resources for its action. In severe cases, obviously many of the body’s normal functions begin to shut down.
Therefore, I believe we need to consider a few simple principles: Stimulation and Cleansing.
I recently had a meeting with a brilliant genetic scientist. New research indicates that the immune system makes intelligent choices based on a very wide array of variables. A single effective choice made by the immune system can become an instant habit that is passed, on a cellular level, to the entire immune system. When the body is subjected to substances that induce a toxic response, the immune system literally makes a decision on how this substance is to be dealt with. If the primary objective is achieved, i.e., protection of main circulatory system and organs, then this response will likely be used thereafter. This is not ideal, as the body can choose to try to store these substances if immediate systemic elimination was not possible without deemed risk to the organism.”
In conclusion, remember that Calcium Bentonite Clay cannot be used wrong. For a full body detox – get it in you, on you, and all around you in every fashion possible.