Bentonite Clay: The Pathway to the Elimination of Toxins
by Perry A~ Arledge
following bits of research and information were gathered by
Perry A~, author of Calcium
Bentonite Clay, Nature's Pathway to Healing,
in an attempt to explain many of the mysteries about clay and
why its workings are so hard to define and understand. The
simple response is this: Clay is a Living substance and is
subject to constant change. Its primary functions are to adsorb,
absorb and balance. As it goes about its primary functions, it
opens the pathway for healing and the natural restoration of
health. The references below apply to the Smectite/Montmorillonite
family of clays commonly known as calcium Bentonite clays, that
have the ability to both absorb and adsorb.
happens when the body gets out of balance. Clay helps bring the
body back into its natural state of balance.
is formed from ash spewed from a volcanic eruption which landed
in an inland sea or lake bed and evolved over millions of years.
Every piece of clay retains a considerable amount of energy from
the large and powerful magnetic entity of the Earth.
Raymond Dextreit says on the subject, "Among the properties to
which we can attribute the effect of clay is radioactivity."
Not radioactivity as we know it. He says that clay is
radioactive to a degree but this radioactivity is generally
imperceptible to the testing apparatus used in laboratories at
present. Scientists differ widely as to the significance
of the radioactivity in clay. It seems that clay has, among
other properties, the ability to either stimulate a deficiency
or absorb an excess in the radioactivity of the body on which it
is applied. On an organism which has suffered and still retains
the radiations of radium or any other intensive radioactive
source, the radioactivity is first enhanced and then absorbed.
Clay could, in this way, ensure the protection of an organism
overexposed to atomic radiations.
energetic action clay transmits an extraordinary strength to an
organism and helps to rebuild vital potential through liberation
of the latent energy. It is a catalyst more than an agent.
As a catalyst, clay favors the transformations and operations of
synthesis, thus allowing better use of the absorbed elements,
i.e. vitamins and minerals we take or get from the food we eat.
As a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation and
transmission of energy, clay stimulates energy and revitalizes
can only marvel at what clay can do. "The same teaspoon
of clay can cure an obstinate carbuncle and tenacious anemia
equally well. Curing the carbuncle is explained by clay's
absorbent power, but anemia?!" questioned Raymond
Dextreit, author of Our Earth, Our Cure. Well, it
seems that clay is particularly rich in certain diastases and
enzymes. Some of these diastases, the oxidases, have the power
of fixing free oxygen, thus making it a powerful antioxidant.
amazing abilities to adsorb and absorb make it one of the most
powerful methods of cleansing the body by detoxing. Michel
Abehsera, author of The Healing Clay, tells us that when
used internally, whether taken orally, anally or vaginally, clay
goes to the place where the harm is found. There it
lodges, perhaps for several days, until finally it draws out the
toxins or diseased tissue with its evacuation.
has high alkaline pH. Acidity is the breeding ground for
disease. Clay brings pH into balance.
is a natural analgesic. It immediately reduces or
eliminates pain when applied topically.
stimulates lymphatic glands, blood flow and circulation. A
natural chelator and detoxifier, clay pulls toxins and
impurities. French homeopaths documented that a system-wide
detoxification effect occurs within seconds of placing
Montmorillonite-type clay in the mouth, which demonstrates that
the clay acts as a catalyst.
recent article tells us that clay baths have become increasing popular as a
safe and effective means of detoxing heavy metals from the body
through the pores of the skin.
of clay's peculiarities is based on its physical-chemical
domination. From a thermodynamic point of view, clay cannot be
the sole source of the energy of the phenomena it produces.
Clay's effect as a dynamic presence is far more significant
than the mere consideration of the substances it contains.
It is much more than its chemical analysis shows it to be.
Jason Eaton of Eytons Earth) said, "In fact, I do not believe
it is possible for a clay bath to LITERALLY pull out toxins in
the body; not to the extent that it does. I believe that
the clay reaction enables the body itself to let go of the toxic
waste accumulated, and the clay provides the path to
Kervran, the French scientist, world-famous for his provocative
work on Biological Transmutations, writes about a shrimp that
lives in clay: "It has been known for a long time that living
organisms inhabit clay without any organic supply of food from
the outside. The Niphargus shrimp lives in the clay of caves.
Experiments have shown that it grows normally in pure clay to
which nothing has been added. Research workers therefore thought
that the shrimp lived on clay and nothing but clay, an
impossibility according to the laws of biochemistry. Actually,
it cannot live thus in clay alone, but this clay contains
microorganisms which work for the shrimp, making vitamins,
various mineral products, nitrogen, phosphorous, and calcium,
etc." Therefore clay is a live medium which helps
generate and maintain life.
Dextreit wrote he was certain of the antiseptic and antibiotic
powers of clay but it puzzled him. Clay does not act
specifically on one or several bacteria varieties; rather it
prevents their proliferation by reinforcing the defenses of the
organism. Thus again we see how clay brings the body into
general, clay has remarkable resistance to chemical agents and
only the most energetic ones can attack it. As a
bacteria-absorbing agent it can render contaminated water
innocuous. The nutritionist Linda Clark mentions in her
recent book, The Best of Linda Clark, that a European
doctor, Meyer-Camberg, recommends clay for neutralizing poisons.
According to Dr. Meyer-Camberg, clay takes care of any bad
poisoning such as arsenic. It suffices to take 1 teaspoonful of
clay mixed in a glass of water every hour for six hours to be
out of trouble.
to information found at Shirley's
Wellness Cafe, myths about clay and the elements that make
up a clay molecule are rampant. One deals with aluminum.
Clay is a super
stable compound. All of the elements that make up clay are bound
together and act as a whole. Alumino
silicates are crystalline compounds, usually made up of silicon,
aluminum and oxygen. They are tightly bound together. As long as
the aluminum is bound in this form, it poses no health risk. The
aluminum in clay is never in an isolated form, and is not
adsorbed into the body. This refers to all metals in clay.
They are in an oxide form tightly bound together.
is interactive with each person's individual specific chemical
makeup. It adapts to your needs. As the Native
American Indians said of clay, "It has a wisdom of its own."
From helping to prevent the proliferation of pathogenic germs
and parasites to aiding with rebuilding of healthy tissues and
cells, clay is a "living" cure.
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
1-512-773-0335 and email@example.com.
© 2015 Perry A~