Monday, September 28, 2009

Bentonite Clay

Many of us have never heard of the healing benefits of Bentonite clay. It is an inexpensive, yet effective product that could clean out your intestines, detoxify your body of harmful chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and bacteria. It can also strengthen your immune system, purify your blood, heal ulcers and wounds internally and externally, dissolve tumors, cysts, age spots, normalize your pH, create a balance of minerals in your body, alleviate pain, and more.

What is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite Clay is a substance that can be found around Fort Benton, Wyoming.
There are two available types of natural clay - sodium bentonite (swelling type) and calcium bentonite (non-swelling type). Sodium bentonite is primarily used for industrial purposes (examples are in the drilling mud for oil exploration, in closing up and sealing subsurface disposal systems for used nuclear fuel and other hazardous chemicals, etc.). The richest sources of sodium bentonite can be found mainly between South Dakota and Montana, in the Southwestern parts of the Unites States and in Greece. Calcium bentonite is the form used in alternative medicine and is mainly used for detoxification purposes. The biggest deposits of this mineral are located in the Great Plains, the Central Mountains and the Southeastern portions of the United States. Another vast resource can be found in Chongzuo, Guangzi Province in China.

What are the benefits of Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay has strong internal cleansing properties. As a result, it has become a very popular ingredient in some detoxification programs. It has helped people who were struck with symptoms of constipation, like bloating and gas. It can also bring relief of symptoms from some diseases as serious as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Other benefits of Bentonite clay are:
* After radiation treatment, it can remove heavy metals and chemicals
* Healthful bacterial balance in the digestive system is promoted
* Liver detoxificationCleanses colon of toxinsBoosts immune system
* According to Frederic Damrau, Bentonite Clay can help put a stop to diarrhea:
"When 35 individuals suffering from diarrhea took two tablespoons of bentonite in distilled water daily, the diarrhea was relieved in 97% in 3.8 days, regardless of the original cause of the problem."
Caution: Pregnant women and aged person should not take bentonite. Also be cautious when taking medicines or even supplements. They should be two hour earlier.
As with all situation, when you have any doubt or questions, consult with your health professional first.

What is the mineral content of Bentonite Clay?
Silica- 61.4%
Aluminum- 18.1%
Iron- 3.5%
Sodium- 2.3%
Magnesium- 1.7%
Calcium- 0.04%
Titanium- 0.02%
Potassium- 0.01%
Moisture- 7.8%
pH - 8.3 - 9.1

Special situation when Bentonite clay was applied:
After the meltdown of Chernobyl in Russia, clay was added to chocolate bars and distributed to the masses to reduce the effects of the nuclear radiation. In addition, the scientists who went in afterward painted their bodies with a layer of clay mud before donning their radiation resistant gear to absorb any radiation that might have leaked through their suits and render it essentially harmless.During the Balkan War the British army used clay for cholera. The mortality rate was 60% for all soldiers who contracted this disease. However, when clay was used, the mortality rate went down from 60% to an amazing 3%. Since then the British army uses clay for treatment of poisoning."During the First World War, the Russian soldiers received 200 grams of clay along with their rations, andit was added to mustard in several French regiments, who remained free of the dysentery, which ravaged nearby regiments."
Additionally to the internal use of Bentonite clay, it can also be used externally in form of bath and poultices.

How to take Bentonite Clay?
Depending on if you bought liquid or powdered clay, follow the instructions on bottle, usually 2 Tablespoons of liquid equal 1 teaspoon of powder, dissolved in water.

Here is a recommondation from Hannah Krogers "Old Time Remedies For Modern Ailments" which I have done a few times:
Take 2-3 TBSPS. liquid Bentonite in one glass of water
Take 1 heaping teaspoon of psyllium seed in a glass of unsweetened juice.
Drink more fluids, like herb teas, water or fresh pressed juices for a total of 16 ounces.
Start at 7:00 AM and repeat at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM for a total of 5 times during the day.
At 9:00 PM take an enema to eliminate all the waste from the colon and you can sleep soundly. Do this for 3-5 days. On the 4th and 5th day you will lose besides long ropes of waste, black matter which is the sign that you may start adding food to your diet like raw and steamed vegetables, and raw and steamed fruit. Discontinue clay after 7th day, re-establish friendly bacteria with acidophilus or yogurt, and go on a good natural diet.
This is a modern day fast, and you want feel too hungry. It is to avoid colon problem and will help you to stay well.

What's the Benefit for children with Autism being treated with Bentonite clay?
Many autism treatment centers are incorporating the use of Bentonite clay in their successful treatment regimens. Detoxing and chelating with calcium Bentonite clay baths is proving to be a key factor in their success. Studies are showing the clay`s unique ability to safely remove metals and environmental toxins from the body clears the way for greater results with behavioral and integrative therapies

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