Amputations, especially from diabetes, are on the rise.
What if there were a simple solution that would reduce
the number of amputations by 50% or more; something simple, safe and
inexpensive? This article is intended to open the doorway and shed the
light on stopping needless amputations. It is intended to challenge
insurance companies to encourage research that will satisfy the
reluctances of the medical profession. It is intended to save limbs
and significantly lower health care related costs from needless
More than 60% of
nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
In 2004, about
71,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people
The rate of
amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for
people without diabetes.
 American Diabetes Association Statistics.
The increasing rate of diabetes diagnoses in the United
States is cause for alarm. Related healthcare costs are staggering, as
data shows the total annual cost of diabetes treatment in 2002
(including direct and indirect costs) was estimated at $132 billion,
or one out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the United States.
 Other studies have suggested that diabetes-related amputations
cost approximately three billion dollars per year ($38,077 per
amputation procedure). 
So what is this simple solution? It is a topical
treatment with Bentonite Clay. A clay strong enough to draw, bind with
and pull infections, gangrene and diseased tissue from the body and
stimulate blood flow and oxygen to the area for the rebuilding of
The potential of this clay as a healing catalyst has
been so remarkable that more and more people are turning to this
natural alternative and away from traditional western medicine. The
rise in public awareness to this safe alternative is quickly spreading
by word of mouth. The beat goes on as successful story after
successful story are shared with friends and relatives.
It is time for clay be taken seriously and recognized
as a major healing agent and be recommended by doctors? It is time to
put the spotlight on Clay, more specifically on Calcium Bentonite
Used internally or externally, clay’s
strong ability to draw and bind with toxins, viruses, and pathogens
make it a healing catalyst that works with the whole organism to heal
itself. It cuts healing time in half at a minimum. Clays are not new
as a healing agent. Even the Bible references clay for healing.
Animals in the wild instinctively are drawn to Clay Wallows and Clay
Licks when sick and for minerals their body needs.
Chairman of the Board, Tropical Nature, documented the Macaw Parrots
of South America eating clay from cliffs to detoxify from their diet
of poison seeds, but that is another story of what clay can do.
So what is it about this “dirt” that
makes miracles? It is highly negative charged trace minerals, tightly
bound together, acting as whole. These electromagnetic nano-crystals
were formed from volcanic ash that landed in inland seas, lake beds
and rivers and streams. Over millions of years it evolved into veins
of clay with super charged electromagnetic negative ionic charged
particles with an alkaline pH.
Clay’s electromagnetic energy
stimulates circulation and blood flow thereby revitalizing dormant
cell energy and speeding up the healing process.
There are seven different families
of clay depending on the mineral makeup, location and the maturity of
the clay. All clay deposits are different. Some are strictly for
industrial use. Bentonite clays are rapidly and widely being
recognized as safe and effective detox, cleansing and healing agents
in the alternative health care field. The green Bentonite clays from
the Smectite Family of clays are considered the most popular healing
clays. These Smectites have the ability to absorb as well as adsorb.
It is the absorption that sets them apart from other clays. The
Smectites have an extremely large specific surface area, cation
exchange capacity with an affinity to absorb water.  They form
reactive clays also referred to as Living Clay. Living Clay or
reactive clays have the ability to transform through interactive
exchanges of elements and energy.
absorbs water and swells, it is
stretched open like a highly
toxins are drawn into these
spaces by electrical
attraction and bound fast. In
fact Bentonites can absorb
herbicides including Paraquat and
clay is eventually eliminated
from the body with the
toxins bound to its multiple
surfaces.” Canadian Journal of
For a better
understanding of how adsorption and absorption work go
clays have been used successfully by indigenous tribes around the
world for centuries, modern day doctors are slow to accept putting
“dirt” in a wound or taking clay internally for gastrointestinal
disorders. A pure vein of clay is far from dirt. Bentonites are listed
as FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).
sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,
any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive,
that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the
substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having
been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended
use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the
definition of a food additive. 
That being said it
is important to do your due diligence when selecting your clay. Going
back even 1,000 years ago clays we were not exposed to modern day
environmental elements, industrial toxins, acid rain, agents of
nuclear warfare, pesticides and the chemical sprays that contribute to
the pollution of our earth’s soils. For more information on types of
clays and criteria to look for in a quality clay go to
time has come for clay therapy be taken seriously and recognized as a
major healing alternative to be recommended by doctors.
Clay therapy is
safe, inexpensive and it works. It helps the body by detoxing,
cleansing and balancing the pH to support a strong immune system.
Reduce your need for expensive health care. Cut doctor visits and
trips to the pharmacy to a minimum. Return to your natural state of
wellbeing with a little help from Mother Earth’s clay. Put the
spotlight on clay therapy and stop needless amputations and other
unnecessary medical procedures. To sum it up, Bentonite clay is the
simple solution to stopping needless amputations.
 American Diabetes Association
 Paul Hogan, et al, “Economic Costs of Diabetes in
the U.S. in 2002,” Diabetes Care 26 (2003): 917-32.
 Arran Shearer, et al, “Predicted Costs and Outcomes
from Reduced Vibration Detection in People with Diabetes in the U.S.,”
26 (2003): 2305-10; and Adam Gordois, et al, “The Health Care Costs of
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in the
Care 26 (2003): 1790-95.
 Clay Mineralogy N. Sivakugan
 Canadian Journal
Microbiology (31 ,
Specificity of virus adsorption to clay minerals.
Steven M. Lipson, G. Stotzky
Food and Drug Administration
Perry A~ (Arledge) is the author of
Nature's Own Miracle Cure,
as well as numerous articles on Living Clay, and is a frequent guest
on health talk radio shows. She is dedicated to spreading the word
about clay's healing potential and putting attention on safe healing
with living clay. She is available for speaking engagements, radio
interviews, and answering questions on clay therapy. Perry A~ can be
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