has become a major health concern for a majority of us.
Recent studies indicate that two-thirds of American adults
are either overweight or obese. Dr. David Ludwig,
director of the Obesity Program at Children's Hospital in Boston
states that body weight is affected by many genetic,
psychological and environmental factors that influence diet and
activity levels. He also says fast food, sugar-sweetened
drinks and low-quality junk food have been major contributors to
obesity, as have cutbacks in funding for regular, mandatory
physical education in schools and limited health coverage for
obesity prevention and treatment.
understand there's a problem, and we understand the health
risks. What most people don't understand however, is how
to win the weight loss war. Billions are spent each year
on fad diets and "miracle" pills that often do more harm than
good. We need to understand WHY obesity is on the rise.
Causing This Alarming Rise in Obesity?
One of the major
contributing factors to obesity is toxins in our bodies.
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. Toxin build-up in the body contributes to
premature aging and chronic and degenerative diseases. 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. Chemicals and toxins accumulate in
fat tissue. The more chemicals and toxins, the more fat
the body manufactures.
gain and depression are just two common manifestations of a
congested, overworked liver. Following are the most
common symptoms and conditions: Being on edge (easily stressed),
elevated cholesterol, skin conditions, skin irritation,
depression, sleep difficulties, indigestion, kidney damage,
heart damage, brain damage, Hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue,
weight gain, poor memory, PMS, mental fog, blood sugar
disorders, allergies, obesity. If you have tried
many ways to improve your health and energy level and nothing
seemed to adequately help, it is very possible that your
overworked liver underlies your difficulties. Restoring
liver function is one of the most important and vital actions
you could ever do for your health. When the liver gets
congested and toxic, it will remain that way and get worse until
it gets detoxified and rejuvenated.
How Can CLAY
Help Me Lose Weight?
To lose weight,
it's imperative to get rid of the toxins in your body.
Nothing is better for this than clay.
According to Ran Knishinsky, author of The
Clay Cure, the best, most natural way to internally cleanse
and detoxify 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."
He goes on to
discuss dieting with clay:
"When dieting with clay, the important thing to watch
out for is
that you don't skip meals or skip out on good nutrition.
While the clay helps to satisfy hunger, it doesn't work the same
as a "fat burner." It's not going to blast you with a
caffeine high and enable you to drop pounds quickly.
The recommended dosage of clay is one heaping teaspoon taken an
hour before meals in an eight-ounce glass of water or juice.
Try mixing it with a green drink like Green Plus or Kyo-Green
for improved results."
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 all three 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.