Metals in Clays Safe?
by Perry A~ Arledge
earth is made up of alumina silicates and trace minerals.
It is a healthy form or we would all be pickled in Aluminum
today. It is in a natural oxide form that is not absorbed
by the body. Aluminum and other trace minerals that make
up clay are tightly bound together and act as the whole clay
molecule rather than the individual minerals. The particle size
of the whole clay molecule is too large to pass through the
colon wall so it is not absorbed into the blood stream. The FDA
would not say Bentonite clays are FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized
as Safe) if this were not so.
is through molecular rearrangement and isolation of the
metal ores in the making of industrial compounds and chemicals
that they become toxic to plant, animals, humans as well as the
water (H2O) is a natural compound but if you were to separate
the hydrogen molecule from water by the refining process, it
could be used to fuel cars of the future or make bombs and
therefore is not only harmful and toxic but lethal.
the world, soils that contain trace minerals are what plants
utilize for growth and life itself. The nutrients in these soils
transfer into plants by a process called plant root nutrient
uptake. If the plants that animals and humans eat to live are
harmful or toxic, then plant, animal and human life would not be
on earth as we know it. Pollution of our soils is what is
causing heavy metal toxicity in humans today.
on the periodic table, including aluminum, lead, copper,
chromium, iron, nickel and strontium, are found in some clays in
very small trace amounts often measured in harmless ppm (parts
per million). That is why they call them trace minerals. In the
natural form they are tightly bound together with a high
negative charge and act as a whole. They become a strong drawing
force pulling and binding toxins, viruses, infections into
itself and carrying them out of the body. That is why clays are
known as natural, safe, gentle detoxing agents.
is an excerpt from Dr. Richard Anderson, author of Cleanse
and Purify Thyself:
people are concerned about the aluminum in clays. Aluminum is
one of the most abundant minerals on the earth. However, if you
recall where it states that Bentonite clays have a negative
(ionic) electrical charge, you will realize that Bentonite
cannot be absorbed by the body. The epithelium cells of the gut
are also negatively charged. Like the polar opposites of two
magnets repelling one another, the cells of our bowels
absolutely repel the Bentonite clay from entering the inner
sanctum of our bodies. Dr. Anderson has probably set the
world’s record in the consuming of Bentonite clay. Not
only has he no signs of aluminum poisoning, but also his hair
analysis has never indicated any abnormal levels of aluminum in
his body. And does he still use Bentonite? Absolutely.”
Arledge is the author of Calcium Bentonite Clay Nature’s
Pathway to Healing (www.TheClayBook.com)
and numerous clay articles (www.BentoniteClayInfo.com).
She is a frequent guest on health talk radio shows. She is
dedicated to spreading the word about clay's healing potential
and putting attention on safe healing with Bentonite Clay.
She is available for lectures, radio interviews, and answering
questions on clay therapy. Perry A~ can be reached at
1-512-262-7187 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
© 2015 Perry A~