Many people when taking clay, experience constipation
problems which are not due directly to the clay but rather the result
of the clay cleansing old putrefied fecal matter that has lodged in
the colon and is hindering the digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Eventually when taking clay the old plugs of matter that clog up the
elimination canal are pulled loose to be discharged by the body. This
is what causes the constipation. The primary reason for this build up
is our eating habits.
For constipation problems, I would suggest you cut out
white enriched flour products like bread, crackers and pasta and
increase raw fruits and raw vegetables. Lots of raw greens. Maybe a
Eliminate red meat and go very easy on lean chicken and
fish for at least a week and see what happens. Get some enzyme
supplements to take before meals make sure you are getting good
digestion. Your problem has nothing to do with the clay. It is what I
call gut wad.
It is important to have your fruits at the beginning of
the meal for best results. After a meal, sweet fruits are almost
guaranteed to lead to putrefied fermentation in the gut. We don't get
near enough raw greens in our diet.
In addition do not drink liquids ten minutes before
your meals and wait an hour afterwards to eat or drink anything. We
dilute our digestive juices and most of our food goes undigested in a
clump into the lower colon. This wastes good nutrients and plugs up
the lower colon.
Chewing the food well is equally important to the
process as well as the act of chewing secrets enzymes in the saliva
that start the breakdown of the food process in the mouth.
In addition you should drink half your body weight in
ounces of water. So you weight 150 divide by 2 = 75. You should
drink 75 ounces of a good purified filtered water a day.
Now the ball is in your court. You will know when you
are there by remembering that a healthy poop floats.
The information for this article was compiled from a variety of
sources by Perry A~, author of Living Clay – Nature’s Own Miracle
Cure. She has been an ongoing student in the study and research of
Bentonite Clays since the early 1990’s. It was then she was first
introduced to a green healing Calcium Bentonite Clay that captured her
fascination as to the amazing healing potential of dirt. She has been
an advocate for Bentonite clays ever since. She is available for radio
interviews and for questions about clay. She can be reached at