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Why do you recommend
Calcium Bentonite Clay over other clays?
Bentonite Clay - in its all natural form - has a uniquely strong
pulling power, and therefore is the best clay for detoxing and
internal cleansing, as well as for external uses such as facials and
Is Montmorillonite Clay the same as Calcium Bentonite?
are very few true 100% Montmorillonite clays. Montmorillonite is a
name given to certain properties and abilities of clays originally found
Montmorillonite properties are found in different degrees in most all
clays. It has become a buzz word by association. It can and is often
found in your Bentonites but also in Illites, Kaolins and Chlorites as
well, all to different degrees.
Today people are throwing the word
around loosely. There is a good article in our Clay Info section on
Selecting a Quality Clay’
that is very educational in understanding clay differences.
Should I worry about draining bath clay into my septic system?
Click here to read the article
with the answer...
Are Clays Organic?
To use the term "Organic" on any product
without holding a certificate that indicates that your product has
been manufactured, processed or grown under strict USDA guidelines can
possibly lead to fines as large as $11,000.00. Simply claiming that a
product is organic does not make it so. Basically, companies making
claims about organic content must have their products inspected by a
USDA certifying agency, and the name and contact information of that
certifying agency must be displayed on the product advertised to hold
organic content. This allows the consumer to verify claims made by the
Clay is made by God; natural clay is not grown or formulated by man.
It was made pure. Without forethought, man has contaminated earth and
thus, many clay deposits with chemicals, acid rain and pollutants.
Clays from deserted desert regions within sub surface mines are less
likely to be contaminated. Make sure your clay is free of contaminants
by requesting a copy of the provider’s lab test for microbial content.
It is up to you to protect yourself. When in doubt, ask questions. Be
diligent about your health.
Why doesn't the
medical industry prescribe clay for illness and ailments?
medical industry is run by the Pharmaceutical companies. There's
no money for them in a product that can't be patented, but there are
BILLIONS for them in deadly prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical
companies go where the money is, not where the best treatment is.
Many naturopaths and holistic doctors use clay with their patients.
Is it better to
buy dry powder clay or clay that has already been mixed to a gel?
a matter of choice. It's quicker and easier to buy the clay
already hydrated to a gel form. But it's much more economical to
buy the clay in powder form and hydrate it yourself!
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instructions on mixing clay.
Is there such a thing
as safe edible clay?
Yes, but the FDA will never approve a natural clay as being edible (even
though it lists Calcium Bentonite Clay on its list of GRAS - Generally
Regarded as Safe - items) unless you have millions to spend for
testing. They refuse to take into account the millions of testimonies
and thousands of years of healing use. Do you know who sits on
the FDA Board of Directors? Several representatives of the major
Pharmaceutical companies! There's no money for them in clay -
clay can't be patented. Therefore, they will direct the FDA to
approve drugs that are unsafe and list all the many possible dangerous
side effects IN SMALL PRINT, only to have to remove them from the
market when people start dying. So, yes, there is very safe,
edible clay, but none that is FDA approved. We recommend Calcium
Bentonite Clay over all others.
Should I be
alarmed if clay has aluminum and other metals in it?
No. Clay is not digested
or broken down into its mineral elements. It acts as a whole and holds
its integrity. It pulls any positively charged item (toxins,
metals, bacteria, etc.) to itself and leaves the body. Alumino
silicates are crystalline compounds, usually made up of silicon,
aluminum and oxygen. As long as the aluminum is bound in this
form, it poses no health risk. The aluminum is never in isolated
form, and is not adsorbed into the body.
Are all Calcium
There are some exceptionally strong
Calcium Bentonites that swell at a 3 to 1 ratio. Swelling Green
Calcium Bentonites are historically very popular healing clays.
What is the best way to
use Calcium Bentonite Clay to remove toxic metals from the body? I've
heard that toxins can be re-absorbed by the body if the detox process
is not done properly.
Taking a good
quality natural clean Calcium Bentonite clay is always stronger than a
processed clay. A 325 screen mesh green healing is recommended. Take
the clay daily, 1-2 ounce twice a day
(depending on how many toxins you are consciously exposed to, i.e.
working around chemicals) for a week. And when the system is cleaned
and balanced, 1 ounce a day usually does the trick. This is
referring to 1 oz
of premixed liquid clay - 1 part of clay powder to 8 parts of purified water. This is preventative and keeps toxins
from getting in the body.
To help rid the
body of already stored toxins, the Family Hope Center, which treats
Autistic children, recommends 2 clay baths a week for 5 weeks using 2
cups of Therapeutic Living Clay per bath. Since Mercury tends to
linger it would not hurt to repeat clay baths on a monthly or
bi-monthly basis. The beauty of clay
is that it draws impurities to itself and pulls them into itself so that danger of
re-absorption by the body is not likely to occur. Some products
loosen the metals, so to speak, but are not as good at capturing them
I'm interested in knowing more about how I might treat my 2 cats and 1
dog for parasites, and other possible needs. What type of clay and
Clay is so good for pets and ridding them of
internal parasites. You can put some powder clay in their water but
it mostly sinks to the bottom. A neat trick is to get a
syringe (without the needle) and suck some of the premixed clay water (1 to 8 ratio of clay
to water) into it and hold them and gradually inject it into their
mouth. You can't do clay wrong so don't worry about how much, though for
kittens a teaspoon would be fine. Bigger pets more. Do it every
other day for a week. Then off a week and on a week for several
months to get the unhatched parasite eggs out. Usually you will
notice white specks in the feces and your pet will be friskier. You can
brush their teeth with clay also and of course use it on cuts and rashes
topically. Good for horses too. We recommend the Therapeutic Living Clay but Pascalite might
work equally well. The Therapeutic Living Clay has a high pH and
is milled very fine. Since it swells to three times its mass, it has more
volume for drawing out impurities and toxins.