The great majority of articles on detoxing and colon cleansing should be classified as
colon cleansers themselves, because they will most certainly
scare the poo right out of you! They explain how
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. Studies have discovered various
chemicals from our foods and environment that indicate man
contributes 700,000 tons of pollutants into the air every day,
ranging from everyday household cleaners to cosmetics and hair
dyes. That's just the air! Add in the pesticides and
toxins that are found in our water. Don't forget the
chemicals that are routinely fed to the animals we eat, and the
sprayed, preserved, and genetically altered plants we consume.
And that doesn't even factor in the heavy metal poisoning that's
occurring at a truly alarming rate - from the lead in our paint
to the mercury in the fish we eat and the fillings in our teeth
and everything in between. It's truly frightening.
The reports are everywhere. You can spend weeks reading
article after article, complete with pictures that will keep you
awake at night. We, however, want you to rest easy. We have chosen, therefore,
to concentrate on the benefits of detox - to emphasize
the positive instead of beating you over the head with
the all to prevalent negative. Granted, what we've done to our bodies and
our environment is truly frightening, and the state of our
digestive systems - and consequently our health in general - is
nightmarish because of it. Enough said. Now, here's
the good stuff!
The Benefits of
Science has shown that the effects
of detoxification on our body's cells is nothing short of
miraculous. The following is an excerpt from Natasha Lee's
article "Could Detoxification be the Fountain of Youth?
"Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical
Research performed an amazing experiment in the early 1900's. He
managed to sustain the life of cells from a chicken embryo by
immersing it in a solution containing all the nutrients
necessary for life and changing the solution daily. The cells
took up nutrients from the nutrient-rich broth and excreted
their wastes into the same solution. The only thing Dr. Carrel
did each day was discard the old solution and replace it with
fresh nutrient solution. The chicken cells lived for 29 years
until one night Dr. Carrel's assistant forgot to change the
polluted solution! We do not know how much longer the cell's
life could have been maintained.
Dr. Carrel concluded at the end of his experiment that
cell is actually immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it
floats which degenerates. He is quoted saying "The cell is
immortal, renew this fluid at intervals, give the cell something
on which to feed and, so far as we know, the pulsation of life
may go on forever." The average chicken lives about 7 years. His
detoxified, properly nourished chicken cell lived for 29 years.
It may be hard to believe that the body could live
indefinitely, however, a similar level of vibrant health and
life extension can be created in humans by following the obvious
Every cell in our body excretes waste material which becomes
toxic, and poisonous to our bodies if we allow it to build up
faster than we renew the fluid in which it floats. According to
the above experiment, this is the cause of aging and
degeneration. Factors such as "time" and ideas such as "that's
just life" fade from the picture, with new data in view. The
fact is, every 7 years we have a completely new set of bones,
teeth, skin and hair. Logically, a person should be able to look
and feel better than they did 7 years ago by changing and
improving the way they take care of their own body as Dr. Carrel
took care of his chicken cell.
Time alone is not a disease or poison, it is the toxins that
accumulate with time that the body cannot withstand and so
deteriorates from. In other words, time alone is not the cause
of death. Poisons are the cause of death of life forms.
So, logically and from the above data
by detoxifying your
cells a person can freshen up and grow healthier and younger
than they once were by practicing this principle. Periodically
detoxifying the body, drinking lots of fresh water and staying
smart on nutrition can appear to work miracles. Dr. Carrel
however proved these amazing results are not miracles, just good
Kathryn Alexander, one of the
leading experts in detoxification and dietary healing states it
succinctly, "The legacy of 50 years exposure to persistent
man-made chemicals combined with the denigration of the food
chain has increased our susceptibility to chronic degenerative
disease and cancer. Reversal can only come about by
resolving these primary causes of disease. By releasing the
toxic burden of the body and restoring its nutritional
status, we can change our internal environment and achieve good
The most common symptom of
autointoxication (self-poisoning caused by endogenous
microorganisms, metabolic wastes, or other toxins produced
within the body) is mental dullness and fatigue. Other common
symptoms are headache, constipation, diarrhea, colds, general
aches and pains, particularly up and down the spine and
especially in the low back, skin problems, common infections
(due to lowered immuno-competence), morning sluggishness, gas,
bad breath, foul-smelling stool, allergies, intolerance to fatty
foods, premenstrual tension, breast soreness and tendency to
repeated vaginal infections. The good news?
Detoxification can relieve these symptoms!
Using CLAY to Detox
So, how do we go about this detox business?
The answer is simple - CLAY! But not just any clay. Only those
clays within the smectite group have the ability to
absorb as well as adsorb. This means that as the clay
passes through your body, its negative ionic charge will draw
to it anything with a positive charge (bacteria, viruses,
toxins, etc.) and will remove them from your body. The
clay adsorbs (positively charged particles are drawn to, and
stick to its surface) and also absorbs these particles.
The clay passes through your body, and the toxins are removed as
For this purpose, we highly recommend a pure Calcium Bentonite
author of The Clay Cure, is an advocate of eating or
drinking clay daily. In his book, he states some of the
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; and increased
resistance to infections. Clay works on
the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched
by its healing energies.
We recommend taking clay daily to
maintain a good, clean digestive system. Normal amounts
for adults to take are as follows: Liquid Clay - 1 to 2
Ounces daily, Hydrated Clay - 1 to 2 Tablespoons daily. So, choose
your method and stick with it!
When taking clay internally, it is
very important to keep the body hydrated by drinking 8 to 10
glasses of water daily. The water helps to soften and loosen
impacted fecal material lining the walls of the small intestine
and colon. This material is then absorbed by the clay and
removed from the body through normal elimination.
To do a detox, however, higher
doses are recommended. Take
3 ounces three
times a day of the premix the liquid for 4-6 weeks and then
gradually reduce to 1-2 ounces a day for maintenance.
And 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.
Also, Clay Baths are highly beneficial for detoxification,
especially for cases of heavy metal poisoning. The
directions for Clay Baths are listed below:
Clay Bath Directions for Detoxifying
Use up to 2 cups of powdered clay (but
not more than 2 1/2 cups) into the bathtub and then run very
hot water over the clay, as hot as it gets. Use a
to stir the clay around and to help it dissolve. When
you've got about 3 inches of water in the tub and the clay is
dissolved, start adding cooler water until the water reaches the
The bath should neither be too hot nor
too cool, but should be nice and warm, as warm as is
comfortable. Bathing time depends upon your condition, but
can be anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. Please don't
overdo it! If you stay in too long you may have what
is known as a cleansing reaction and experience fatigue,
headaches, muscle soreness, etc.
Another option is to
take two to four cups
of liquefied clay and put it into the bath water.
It is highly effective in drawing out toxins.
In Energy to Heal, by Wendell Hoffman
and through his own research, Hoffman found that a pure high
grade Bentonite used in a bath can actually draw out toxic
chemicals through the pores of the skin. After many
experiments, he concluded that optimum results are obtained by
immersing oneself in a tub of very warm water mixed with a very
pure Bentonite Clay for exactly 20 minutes! Not just any
clay will do. It is crucial to use "clean clay."
Extreme amounts of clay
used in a bath have been known to help the body detox from
severe heavy metal poisoning (one can tell, because if it works,
the clay turns black - Eyton’s Earth). Some people may notice
the clay turns dark and may even take on a tar like consistency.
Use rubber gloves and scoop out as much clay as possible and
then clean the bath tub. Usually 1 – 2 baths is sufficient
to draw out the toxins.