by Perry A~ Arledge
especially from diabetes, are on the rise.
if there were a simple solution that would reduce the number of
amputations by 50% or more; something simple, safe and
inexpensive? This article is intended to open the doorway and
shed the light on stopping needless amputations. It is intended
to challenge insurance companies to encourage research that will
satisfy the reluctances of the medical profession. It is
intended to save limbs and significantly lower health care
related costs from needless amputations.
than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in
people with diabetes.
2004, about 71,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were
performed in people with diabetes.
rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times
higher than for people without diabetes.  American
Diabetes Association Statistics.
increasing rate of diabetes diagnoses in the United States is
cause for alarm. Related healthcare costs are staggering, as
data shows the total annual cost of diabetes treatment in 2002
(including direct and indirect costs) was estimated at $132
billion, or one out of every 10 healthcare dollars spent in the
United States.  Other studies have suggested that
diabetes-related amputations cost approximately three billion
dollars per year ($38,077 per amputation procedure). 
what is this simple solution? It is a topical treatment
with Bentonite Clay. A clay strong enough to draw, bind with and
pull infections, gangrene and diseased tissue from the body and
stimulate blood flow and oxygen to the area for the rebuilding
of healthy tissue.
potential of this clay as a healing catalyst has been so
remarkable that more and more people are turning to this natural
alternative and away from traditional western medicine. The rise
in public awareness to this safe alternative is quickly
spreading by word of mouth. The beat goes on as successful story
after successful story are shared with friends and relatives.
is time for clay be taken seriously and recognized as a major
healing agent and be recommended by doctors? It is time to
put the spotlight on Clay, more specifically on Calcium
internally or externally, clay’s strong ability to draw and
bind with toxins, viruses, and pathogens make it a healing
catalyst that works with the whole organism to heal itself.
It cuts healing time in half at a minimum. Clays are not
new as a healing agent. Even the Bible references clay for
healing. Animals in the wild instinctively are drawn to Clay
Wallows and Clay Licks when sick and for minerals their body
needs. Charles A. Munn, Ph.D., Chairman
of the Board, Tropical Nature, documented the Macaw Parrots of
South America eating clay from cliffs to detoxify from their
diet of poison seeds, but that is another story of what clay can
what is it about this “dirt” that makes miracles? It
is highly negative charged trace minerals, tightly bound
together, acting as whole. These electromagnetic nano-crystals
were formed from volcanic ash that landed in inland seas, lake
beds and rivers and streams. Over millions of years it
evolved into veins of clay with super charged electromagnetic
negative ionic charged particles with an alkaline pH.
electromagnetic energy stimulates circulation and blood flow
thereby revitalizing dormant cell energy and speeding up the
are seven different families of clay depending on the mineral
makeup, location and the maturity of the clay. All clay deposits
are different. Some are strictly for industrial use.
Bentonite clays are rapidly and widely being recognized as safe
and effective detox, cleansing and healing agents in the
alternative health care field. The green Bentonite clays
from the Smectite Family of clays are considered the most
popular healing clays. These Smectites have the ability to
absorb as well as adsorb. It is the absorption that sets them
apart from other clays. The Smectites have an extremely large
specific surface area, cation exchange capacity with an affinity
to absorb water.  They form reactive clays also. Reactive clays have the
ability to transform through interactive exchanges of elements
Bentonite clay absorbs water and swells, it is stretched open
like a highly porous sponge; the toxins are drawn into these
spaces by electrical attraction and bound fast. In fact
Bentonites can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold),
and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup.
The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins
bound to its multiple surfaces.” Canadian Journal of
clays have been used successfully by indigenous tribes around
the world for centuries, modern day doctors are slow to accept
putting “dirt” in a wound or taking clay internally for
gastrointestinal disorders. A pure vein of clay is far from
dirt. Bentonites are listed as FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as
Safe). Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug,
and Cosmetic Act, any substance that is intentionally added to
food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and
approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized,
among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be
safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use
of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a
food additive. 
being said it is important to do your due diligence when
selecting your clay. Going back even 1,000 years ago clays
we were not exposed to modern day environmental elements,
industrial toxins, acid rain, agents of nuclear warfare,
pesticides and the chemical sprays that contribute to the
pollution of our earth’s soils.
time has come for clay therapy be taken seriously and recognized
as a major healing alternative to be recommended by doctors.
therapy is safe, inexpensive and it works. It helps the body by
detoxing, cleansing and balancing the pH to support a strong
immune system. Reduce your need for expensive health care. Cut
doctor visits and trips to the pharmacy to a minimum.
Return to your natural state of wellbeing with a little help
from Mother Earth’s clay. Put the spotlight on clay therapy
and stop needless amputations and other unnecessary medical
procedures. To sum it up, Bentonite clay is the simple solution
to stopping needless amputations.
American Diabetes Association
Paul Hogan, et al, “Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in
2002,” Diabetes Care 26 (2003): 917-32.
Arran Shearer, et al, “Predicted Costs and Outcomes from
Reduced Vibration Detection in People with Diabetes in the
U.S.,” Diabetes Care 26 (2003): 2305-10; and Adam
Gordois, et al, “The Health Care Costs of Diabetic Peripheral
Neuropathy in the U.S.,” Diabetes Care 26 (2003):
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Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 , 50-53) Specificity
of virus adsorption to clay minerals. Steven
M. Lipson, G. Stotzky
U.S. Food and Drug Administration http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/grasguid.html#Q1
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~