Today it's time to get
even more serious about protecting ourselves from the health
challenges of tomorrow. We need to have everything on hand at home and
in our clinics that we and our patients will need to help them survive
the coming world convulsion, which will leave in doubt our access to
basic health services and many of the essential medicinals we will
need. Personally, I am stocking up on magnesium, iodine, sodium
bicarbonate, spirulina and clay and should also be doing so with whole
food vitamin C. In addition, every home should have some activated
secret to safe and effective medicine (maintaining or returning to
good health) is caught up with the question of how to fix what ails us
without suffering from side effects from the medicines we use. There
are certain choices we make in life and many of them take us far away
from Nature and the basics of life. The earth, though, is literally
our mother and has given us part of her in the form of natural
medicines to fix what ails us.
The use of clay
for both internal and external use puts in our hands the healing power
of mother earth and there is little that can compare or compete in the
world of medicine. There is no healing system more powerful
than that which employs Nature’s primordial substances, materials so
pure and close to nature that they yield benefits without the typical
side effects of most medicines.
For many of us
it is hard to imagine actually eating clay,
and few people employ it topically. But the power of its exquisite
purity is indispensable in the age of toxicity for there is nothing
that has a stronger pulling power on the impurities in the body then
clay does. Where I live we have scorpions, and believe me when one of
my kids got bitten, clay is the first thing I raced for and it worked
quickly to draw the venom out. I have used clay packs on my eyes,
sleeping with them through the night bringing soothing relief to the
stress they were feeling as I was battling cataracts.
For those suffering
from gingivitis or any other infection or decay in the mouth it’s good
to know one can pack the clay into the mouth. For instance, many
people have used it when they have a toothache, putting a clay pack in
their mouth for an hour each day for four days. Not only does the
pain go away, but the infection is drawn out by the clay.
In another essay I
will discuss the use of clay externally with special attention paid to
using clay in detox and chelation protocols to facilitate removal of
mercury and other heavy metals. In this chapter we will talk about
starting ones day with a glass of clay. Actually, we don’t eat clay we
Healing clays, which
have been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history,
offer us a wonderful, safe, inexpensive and effective medicine for the
21st Century. On every continent there are people who eat earth. “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, but it’s only now
that scientists are gradually beginning to understand what force
brings them to do this. It is not only humans who indulge in a bit of
clay every now and then. Parrots, cattle, rats, elephants and
chimpanzees also partake.
All health begins
and ends in the gastrointestinal tract.
If we cannot properly digest and absorb nutrients from
our food, we set the stage for an imbalanced immune
system and the onset and progression of chronic illness.
Dr. David Brownstein
The pure healing
power of the earth evident in living clays creates a better platform
for the body to recover from illness because it propels the immune
system to health, strengthening the body to a higher point of
resistance, something no allopathic medicine achieves. Clay maintains
its molecular integrity; it does not break down and assimilate into
the body. It maintains a molecular whole as it passes through the body
acting like a vacuum cleaner or sponge
carrying poisons out of the body. Since clay is not digested
and assimilated as it passes through the alimentary canal, the clay
and the absorbed positively charged ions are both eliminated together.
It also pulls toxins through the skin when applied topically in clay
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 that occur naturally as
by-products of the body’s own health processes, such as metabolic
Our exposure to
general chemical toxins in the environment is only getting worse, thus
any reasonable and cost effective method that reduces concentrations
of toxic metals and other poisonous chemicals in the human body will
find great use in the 21st century (the Age of Toxicity). Our world
has never been as toxic as it is today and it will be even more toxic
next year and the year after that. No one can maintain a totally pure
state but we can approach medical treatments with an intelligence that
will protect from most harm and disease.
In the 21st century
the center of pharmacology needs to be
shifted away from medicines that add to peoples already heavy
toxic burdens to medicines and protocols that reduce these
Inasmuch as mercury
is omnipresent in the environment, as are a host of other chemicals
like lead and halogenated hydrocarbons (halocarbons) from the plastic
industry, it is virtually impossible for humans to avoid exposure to a
growing list of chemicals that are mixing together in our blood
streams and cells. Thus there is a need for detoxification protocols
that increase daily elimination for healthy people as well as
chelation protocols for adults and children who have been devastated
with mercury and other chemical poisoning.
The need to
eliminate heavy metals and other toxic chemicals
from the body is a life long activity thus it behooves
us to find the most natural and effective way to do that.
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. Toxin build-up in
the body contributes to premature aging and chronic and degenerative
diseases. Huge tonnages of pollutants are put into the air every day
and the 20 odd tons of mercury are bio-accumulating stressing our
physiology to the limit.
Detox and chelation
can be made easier, shorter
and more effective with the help and use of clay.
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, which is a safer way to go about the detoxification
process, and is one of the reasons I ingest clay everyday. Many
naturopaths recommend ingesting clay on a daily basis to maintain
optimal health. Generally, it is suggested that one to two teaspoons
of clay mixed in water be taken daily. It is recommended to take the
clay on an empty stomach first thing in the morning for best results.
If you cannot take it first thing in the morning, at least make sure
that it is in on empty stomach. 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.