new wave of consciousness has arrived to the clay front with some
serious testing of clay’s potential as a healer. Below is an excerpt
from a recent study by Dr. Linda Williams and Dr. Shelley E. Haydel
from Arizona State University.
This study is just the beginning; an awakening for the sleeping world
and the medical powers-that-be, that clay is a serious contender in
the field of safe healing. The missing element in advancing the
interest in clays has been group research studies - proof for the
FDA. The pioneer who is responsible for this study is Thierry Brunet
De Courssou, who pursued the work his mother started and broke through
to Dr. Williams. Thank you Thierry from clay lovers all over the
those of us who have trusted the history of clay use in healing down
through the ages, we know clay is safe. We are comfortable taking clay
knowing a good, clean, pure, natural clay of the Smectite family of
clays (and possibly other clays as well) has no dangerous side effects
and does in fact work amazing wonders in multiple areas.
stress natural clay. Clays that have been heated, gamma
rayed and treated in an effort to “clean” them to pass FDA
requirements, are reduced to mere energy-less muds. From the report
below, “Heating the clay to 900˚C destroys its structure and the
oxidized product is no longer antibacterial.”
This new surge of information, putting clay into the healing
spotlight, can and will open many doors of great magnitude. The quest
has just begun.
Discovering that a particular clay can stop the growth and spread of
the MRSA virus, E- Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus viruses is just the
beginning. In a petri dish, it is easy to understand how clay works
to stop the spread and proliferation of the bacteria. Because a good
clay has the ability to bind and bond with a substance of positive
charge ions, the clay molecules (due to their very strong negative
ionic charge and mineral composition) actually surround and draw into
themselves the weaker positive virus. Once surrounded and held in
this state the virus is incapable of multiplying. Because it is cut
off from its source of nutrition, it either dies or is carried out of
the body. This works well on open wounds, boils, and internal
infections but what about blood borne infections. How does the clay
get to the source?
have seen clay do amazing and miraculous things and there is still so
much waiting to be discovered about how clay works. We are at the
edge of a medical phenomena. Clay is about to come into its own true
purpose. Will Big Pharma allow the research to happen? Clay cannot be
reproduced in a lab. Clay is the product of earth birthing itself in
a new form. It is from the struggle of the birthing process that clay
emerges as highly charged trace minerals in the form of ash created
from the extreme heat and force of the volcano from which it comes.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the answer to health and healing has been
beneath our feet all this time? Remember, all clays are not
created equal. Select a good one.
Here is a review of the scientific study:
MINERALOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FRENCH GREEN CLAYS USED FOR HEALING
WILLIAMS, Lynda B.,
School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Box
871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, HAYDEL, Shelley E., School of Life
Sciences & Biodesign Inst, Arizona State University, Box 875401,
Tempe, AZ 85287-5401, EBERL, Dennis D., U.S. Geological Survey, 3215
Marine St, Boulder, CO 80303-1066, and BLUM, Alex E., U.S. Geol
Survey, M.S. 964 Box 25046 Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO
Natural clay minerals have been used to
heal skin infections since the earliest recorded history. French green
clays have recently been shown to heal Buruli ulcer, a ‘flesh-eating'
infection by Mycobacterium ulcerans. These clays may reveal an
antibacterial mechanism that could provide an inexpensive treatment
for this and other skin infections.
In attempt to scientifically
substantiate the observed effect of the French green clays on
bacteria, we have examined the mineralogy and chemical composition of
two different French green clays used in the treatment of Buruli
ulcer. Tests of the affect of the two clays on a broad-spectrum of
bacterial pathogens showed that one clay (CsAr02) promotes bacterial
growth while another (CsAg02) kills bacteria.
Analyses of mineralogy (by X-ray
diffraction), major element chemistry (by electron microprobe), trace
element chemistry (by ICP-MS), and textural relationships (by high
resolution SEM) were used to deduce that the killing mechanism is not
physical (attraction between clay and bacteria), but by a chemical
transfer. Mineralogically the two clays are similar, however their
trace element chemistry differs. Cation exchange procedures remove the
antibacterial component of the clay, and leachates are shown to
effectively kill bacteria. Heating the clay to 900˚C destroys its
structure and the oxidized product is no longer antibacterial. The pH
of the clay and associated water is high (9.4-10), and may play an
important role in the speciation of toxins.
We conclude that the chemistry of the
water used to hydrate the clay poultices contains the critical
antibacterial agent(s), and this chemistry is controlled by the clay
mineral composition and surface properties. The clay that promotes
bacterial growth (CsAr02) may have provoked the natural immune system
of the patients infected with M. ulcerans. Treatment with the
antibacterial clay (CsAg02) may then have sterilized the wound,
promoting natural healing.
new birthing of Bentonite clay and its recognized place as a safe
agent of healing has begun. It will not be suppressed.
Perry A~ is the author of Living Clay… Nature’s Own Miracle Cure
and has been an ongoing student in the study of Bentonite Clays since
the early 1990’s. It was then she first tried a green healing Calcium
Bentonite Clay that captured her fascination as to the amazing healing
potential of dirt. She has been an advocate for this clay ever since.