Before healing clays
became so popular, there was very little information on the internet
regarding these all-natural, drug-free, alternative healing
modalities. Since the popularity of Calcium Bentonite Clays have
increased, misconceptions about how they work have become rampant. It
is now time to correct some of these common erroneous beliefs.
1. MYTH: Taking clay internally will absorb nutrients, vitamins and
minerals from daily supplements and foods you eat.
FALSE. Quite the contrary. Calcium Bentonite Clay molecules hold a
strong negative ionic charge, and they are only attracted to
substances that hold a positive charge like toxins and contaminants.
The Clay cleanses the colon by pulling out old putrefied fecal matter
and mucoid plaque buildup that is blocking the absorption of vitamins,
minerals, supplements and nutrition from the foods we eat. Energy
levels are known to increase in 1-3 days depending on the state of the
2. MYTH: Calcium Bentonite Clay will absorb all the good flora
bacteria in the digestive tract.
FALSE. Aside from its absorbent and revitalizing properties, Clay is
also a catalyst when taken orally, for it favors the transformation of
foods into nutritive elements. According to Raymond Dextreit, the
author of Earth Cures, "Clay is incomparable for maintaining or
reestablishing a good normal flora, for it favors the development of
useful ferments, while opposing the growth of pathogenic bacilli."
3. MYTH: Aluminum in Clay is dangerous.
FALSE. Aluminum is part of the structural make up of all clays. The
aluminum in Calcium Bentonite Clay is in a safe oxide form, not the
dangerous man-made processed aluminum. The many trace minerals in
Calcium Bentonite Clay are fused together into a super compound
structure known as a clay particle, which cannot break down and cannot
be absorbed by your body.
4. MYTH: Clays are dietary supplements, like vitamins.
FALSE. Though very small amounts of the dominant minerals (i.e.
calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) in clays might be exchanged
in the adsorption ionic exchange layer, they are not sufficient to
meet daily supplement requirements.
A little bit of incorrect knowledge can be very harmful. Help set the
record straight on this multi-beneficial gift from Mother Earth. Now,
go spread some good information.
All that being said, all clays are not alike. It is important to know
Raymond Dextreit, Earth Cures (Citadel, 2000)
Michel Abehsera, The Healing Clay (Lyle Stuart, 1986)
Ran Knishinsky, The Clay Cure (Healing Arts Press, 1998)
Perry A~ Arledge, "Criteria for Selecting a Quality Healing Clay,"
Perry A~ is the
Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure
and has been an ongoing student in the study and research of Bentonite
Clays since the early 1990s. 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, clay workshops, presentations and to answer questions
about clay. She can be reached at
1-866-262-5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.