Why do I need a COLON CLEANSE?
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, 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
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
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
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.”
Okay, so how do I take clay?
First Prepare Powdered Detox Clay to a liquid consistency: The
ratio is 1 part dry clay to 8 parts water. For example, ¼ cup of
powdered Calcium Bentonite Clay to 2 cups of filtered or purified
water in a glass or food grade plastic container with a plastic
lid. Shake rigorously. Loosen the cap to let the clay breathe and
For an internal detox and cleanse drink 3 ounces three times a day
for 4 weeks and then gradually reduce to 1-2 ounces a day for
maintenance. Be sure and drink plenty of water daily to help flush
out the toxins. The protocol amounts and times will vary depending
on what you are working on and want to accomplish. The liquid clay
will keep for months on the kitchen cabinet. The book,
Nature’s Own Miracle Cure,
has protocols for over 100 ailments as to how much and how long to
It is important to use care in selecting the right clay as all
clays are different. Criteria for selecting a quality healing clay
and a reliable clay source are:
natural calcium Bentonite clay, pure and free of contaminants.
pH of 8.5 or above.
mineral analysis sheet.
A Quality Control Lab report showing the clay falls within the
living clay, Montmorillonite/Calcium Bentonite, from the Smectite
family of clays.
green swelling clay that
pure clay that it is odorless and tasteless.
An all natural vs. processed clay.
Professional packaging (no Ziploc bags or hand-written labels)
with labels showing directions and ingredients.
non – gritty clay milled to a 325 screen mesh.
A clay that expands to a 3 to 1 ratio in volume. 3 parts
water to 1 part dry clay.
company that gives you direct contact information - a phone
number, physical address and an e-mail address.
company available to answer questions about their clay.
reliable company that has been in business for several years.
clay that does not stain material.
clay from a subsurface type mine protected from the elements.
A clay with an ionic charge of efficacy of at least 20 times its
Ingesting clay on a daily basis is recommended to maintain optimal
health. It is recommended to take the clay on an empty stomach
for best results, however there are times you may want to take it
before eating rich or greasy foods too. And if you're taking any
medication, it is recommended to wait 1-3 hours before ingesting
clay, but please check with your pharmacist, 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; improved skin tone, more relaxed sleep pattern and
increased resistance to infections. Clay works on the entire
organism. No part of the body is left untouched by its healing
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!