In this day and age, we ALL need to
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.
Duncan, CN, ND, provides the following succinct tutorial:
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
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 rectum.
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.
"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
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 place."
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
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 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
THE CLAY AT WORK
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 free
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."
Recommendations for Internal Cleansing
Ran Knishinsky recommends ingesting clay on a daily basis to
maintain optimal health. To do this, you
can either eat hydrated clay or drink liquefied clay.
Generally, it is
suggested that one to two tablespoons of hydrated clay daily is
the proper amount for an adult. For those who prefer to
take their clay in liquid form, we recommend one to two ounces daily.
In both cases, it is recommended to take the clay on an
empty stomach for best results.
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.
People who have
made this a part of their daily routine have been astounded with
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; and increased resistance to infections. Clay works on
the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched
by its healing energies.
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 Clay has to give!
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