In modern times we have largely forgotten that cultures throughout the ages used bentonite clay and other healing clays for their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins.
If we take a cue from nature, many animals will instinctively turn to eating dirt and clay to help remove poisons from their systems or during times of illness or distress.
More recently, healing clays like bentonite clay have once again gained popularity for internal and external detoxification, and with good reason.
What Is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay consists of aged volcanic ash also known as “Montmorillonite.” The name comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay located in Fort Benton, Montana.
It is an odorless grey/cream color with an almost soft, very fine consistency. Unlike some other clays, it doesn’t stain and is easy to work with in beauty and natural remedy recipes.
Healing clays like bentonite have a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. It also absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
Because of this, bentonite clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. Common external uses include poultices, mud packs, detox baths, and skin care recipes.
Some (including myself) even use it internally. It has an alkalizing effect on the body and when taken correctly, it can help balance gut bacteria.
Bentonite Clay Benefits & How It Works
Bentonite clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid its electrical components change, carrying a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins.
When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Personally, I’ve seen people benefit from taking bentonite clay to help with:
- digestive disturbances like acid reflux, constipation, bloating, gas, etc. (Kaolin clay was common ingredient in medicines like Maalox and Rolaids for years.)
- helping with skin and allergy issues
- providing minerals for the body
- recovering from vomiting and diarrhea
- oral health preparations
- externally for all types of skin problems and to speed healing
Even Dr. Weston A Price, in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration reported that several native cultures including those in the Andes, Central Africa, and Australia consumed clays in various ways. Commonly they would carry balls of the dried clay in their bags and dissolve a small amount of the clay in water with meals to prevent poisoning from any toxins present.
In a study from Arizona State University, bentonite clay was found to be highly effective at killing MRSA as well as Salmonella, E. Coli and others. What is promising as research continues in this area is that depending on the method in which the clay kills the infection, it may not be possible for the MRSA or other bacteria to develop a resistance to it as it does with antibiotics.
How to Use Bentonite Clay
Bentonite (and other clays) are staples in my homemade herbal cabinet and medicine chest. I’ve used them internally and externally for various issues on myself, my husband my kids. I order from here and it is an inexpensive natural remedy.
- On the Skin: Externally, I apply a paste of bentonite clay and water on any skin irritation like blemishes, insect bites, cuts, skin itching, or burns. I leave it on until it dries and wash off. This is said to be especially calming to skin itching from eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, etc.
- Armpit Detox: I use a mix of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar to detox my armpits. For more about why, see this post.
- Skin Poultice for Bug Bites/Burns/Cuts/Stings: For more severe issues, I create a poultice by putting a thick layer of clay on the skin and applying a wet gauze or cloth over it. I wrap the area and leave the poultice on, changing every 2 hours. I’ve even applied this treatment on poison ivy.
- Face Mask: Many beauty products use bentonite clay for its ability to bind with and remove toxins and impurities. For smooth and healthy skin, I make a bentonite clay mask simply by mixing a paste of bentonite and water. I leave on for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. I typically do this once or twice a week. Bentonite clay powder mixed with apple cider vinegar also makes an excellent and balancing face mask.
- Homemade Clay Soap: add clay to my homemade soapI to give it a silky feel. Bentonite clay soap is great for oily skin and acne
- Detox Bath: I sometimes add about 1/4 cup of bentonite clay to bath water for a relaxing detox bath that softens skin.
- For Oral Health: Because of its excellent ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins as well as to provide minerals, I use bentonite clay in my Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe. It can even be used alone for brushing and is tasteless and relatively textureless.
- As an Oral Rinse to Whiten and Remineralize Teeth: Besides the use in my tooth powder, I use bentonite mixed with water as an alkalizing and toxin-removing mouth rinse. I mix 1/2 teaspoon of clay in 1/4 cup water in a small jar with a plastic lid and shake well. Then, I rinse with the water for 1-2 minutes and repeat until I’ve used it all.
- For Mastitis: I’ve created a poultice or mask of bentonite clay and water and applied externally to the area. I repeat as needed every hour until the infection is gone. I also take internally during infection along with vitamin C and fish oil capsules.
- For Baby Powder: Plain bentonite clay makes a very soothing baby powder for use when there is infection or redness. It can also be made into a clay “mask” to help speed recovery in this area.
- For Digestive Problems or Morning Sickness: I took 1/2 tsp of bentonite clay in water during early pregnancy to ward off morning sickness. It helped with the nausea and helped me feel better. I checked with my doc/midwife first and was told this was fine. Check with your doctor or medical professional before using during pregnancy.
- For Internal Cleansing: I drink 1/2 to 1 teaspoon most days in a cup of water. I combine in a glass jar with a plastic lid and shake until well incorporated. This has helped improve my digestion and also seems to give me more energy. Since adding this and getting gelatin in my diet I also notice that my nails and hair grow more quickly. Make sure that any clay taken internally is labeled safe for internal use. This is the one we use.
- For Pets: For pets that are sick, vomiting or showing signs of illness, you can add bentonite to their water or mix and give orally with a dropper or syringe without the needle. I have seen several cases where this helped pets recover quickly from what could otherwise have been serious illnesses.
- Other Uses: Though I have not needed to use for these reasons personally, I have read cases of bentonite and other healing clays being used internally to help reduce radiation exposure, in alternative cancer treatments, and in MRSA infections. It is also said to greatly help in parasite removal, though I have not tried this personally.
Best Bentonite Clay Brands (& Precautions)
- Do not let healing clays like bentonite come in to contact with anything metal, as this will reduce the effectiveness. I mix with water in a glass jar with a plastic lid by shaking well or using a plastic whisk.
- If you take it internally, do not take within an hour of food for best results and do not take within 2 hours of medications or supplements as it might reduce their effectiveness. Check with your doctor before using if you have any medical condition.
- Because bentonite clays can contain lead (read my full thoughts on that here), it is important to get it from a reliable quality source. For example, a 2016 FDA study warned consumers not to buy a brand called “Best Bentonite Clay” out of Guthrie, Oklahoma, due to high lead levels.
Of course I always recommend that you do your own research, especially when it comes to controversial topics like lead exposure. Based on my findings, I feel perfectly comfortable using this brand externally and internally for our whole family.
We also use this clay-based toothpaste when we travel. The kids love the taste and I love that we’re keeping up on our oral health routine away from home!
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Mariza Snyder, a functional practitioner. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.
Have you ever used bentonite clay or other healing clays? What did you use it for? Did it work? Share below!
Discussion (696 Comments)
Tiffany Kimball Santos
Does anyone have any suggestions for taking Bentonite clay internally? I’ve taken it a few times, once in water and once in applesauce, and could barely stomach it! How long are you mixing it for in the water? Would it be better to do a “shot” of it and then follow with a big glass of water? I think I’ll get gel caps in a few weeks, but for now I’ve got to find a way to get it down daily! 🙂
Try leaving it in the water over night and just drinking the water on top, as the clay will have settled to the bottom. This helps the taste and texture a lot, and you’ll still get the benefits.
Hello, Does it have the same power when you only drink the water on top?
I just read that exact same thing along with, “with bentonite clay, more is NOT better”. Mixing 1 teaspoonful in a full glass of water and letting it sit overnight to drink in the morning should do. I also read that you can do this for three weeks with one week off.
It mixes smoothly with raw Apple cider vinegar. I shake vigorously in a glass jar with a plastic lid. Open right away because it swells. Much better than water. One part clay to two parts vinegar.
The clay you linked isn’t food grade. Do you have a link for one that is?
Can I take bentonite detox with milk
My baby has a bad yeast diaper rash. (I am assuming it’s yeast since regular diaper cream did nothing)
I started putting sovereign silver first aid gel and then using my homemade baby powder (bentonite, probiotics, tea tree and lavender oil, with a little arrowroot).
My concern is that the bentonite would do funny things with silver? It seems to be really working thankfully!
Tiffany Kimball Santos: Try Sonne #7 Bentonite Clay, which is a liquid and is already mixed. I barely taste it. I’m guessing it might be easier to take.
I mix it with apple juice and water. Sonne #9 is their psyllium which helps for a cleanse or even if you’re only taking once or twice daily. (I add grapefruit fiber because I don’t do well with psyllium.)
its healthy to eat, but NOT everyday. Certain kinds of heavy metals are needed in your body, and this will deplete those heavy metals
why not take bentonite with big meails that may contain unwanted levels of heavy metals or unwanted levels of minerals like phorphorous.. if it binds to these elements to prevent absorption… it seems it would be more effective as a detoxing agent preventing it from aborbing in the first place from the food, instead of after the food is already digested. Eating meats like fish, red meet, shellfhish, chicken, etc.. all have pesticides, unwanted hormones, high levels of unwanted minerals and heavy metals.. seems taking bentonite with food has advantage of preventing absorption of these unwanted elements.. what are your thoughts?
While I’m happy to learn this info, I’m also kinda sad because we just bought several pounds of D.E., and I had been planning to take that internally daily (or as often as I remember). Now I feel like I should have held off and gotten this instead.
Did you already do a similar post on D.E.? Maybe I can feel better by reading that. 🙂
De is great too and they do different things but are both useful. You can actually take either one or both on alternating days…
Wendy Phillips Czech
There are soooo many other uses for DE from keeping bugs from bulk foods to using as a dust bath for chicken to keep the bird lice off them. You didn’t waste any money buying it at all!
Please, What is DE? .
I have been using Diatomaceous Earth (DE) since 2009 and think it’s a godsend of a health product. I drink 2 TB in a glass of juice every day. I have stronger nails, shinier hair and have used it as an anti-parasitic as well. It’s wonderful – just be sure you get ‘food grade’ because the other stuff is for cleaning pools and killing pests and is NOT for internal consumption. I get mine from earthworkshealth.com and for those who have been asking how to use it – they have a very extensive list & testimonials from people who use this. I ordered my first Bentonite clay this week (found a source for sodium Bentonite with no calcium added because it’s stronger as a detox- and it’s wayyyyy cheaper than Redmond (which has calcium added) and many others I researched) the guy answers all your questions. Of course, his site says “Not for internal use” but he takes it and so do his customers. I think it’s a legal issue is why people don’t or can’t post that you can take it internally because they are not doctors or naturopaths and could get in trouble. I can’t wait to start taking it – it should be here this week. Thanks for all the wonderful info here Wellness Mama – it’s appreciated!!
Could you please post the source of the clay without calcium. I would like to find out more about the product. Thank you.
It is an insurance issue. Insurance companies won’t provide an insurance policy if they advertize it for internal use. If they do find a company willing to insure them for internal use then they have to pay an extremelly high annual premium.
2 tablespoons a day? Oh my goodness!
DE is ok, but I think BC works better. Try them to compare. You can use DE for many things, not just internally for us
I’m a recent convert to healing clay, we are using an Australian ‘french’ green clay. We are currently using it on our son’s acne, to not only draw out the toxins but hoping to heal scarring. early days yet but still we’re hoping. Son 3 recently jumped off a ladder onto a besa block tearing out a huge hunk of skin and flesh and bruising badly. After two days of clay his foot had healed! new skin and bruising gone!!!
Hi, how did you use it for acne?
As a face mask…
Hi! Is it safe to use as a face mask while nursing full time?
My patners’ receiving chemo which one of the side effects in acne all over, mostly torso. I’m using a combination of Bentonite, activated charcoal and colloidal silver. The BC and AC draw out toxins and the colloidal silver is for infection. You could use manuka honey in it too if you wanted to
Hello! I purchased the Bentonite Clay you mentioned from Essential Living. I want to ingest it for cleansing but it says 100% pure, cosmetic grade. Is this safe to ingest?
Ok maybe I am totally overlooking something but have read the article several times. As far as using it in the bath it does not make sense. You said in more than one once “DO NOT USE WITH METAL”. Ok so does the rest of the world have a bathtub that I do not? Pretty sure the drains all have metal rings around the base and most (not all) have metal stoppers (sorry do not know the actual term). So according to the article this is a waste Of product and money but yet your pushing it as a detox method. So if the response is “well it’s to small to matter”, then why not put that in the article? Seriously confused on how that could be missed.
Use a rubber/silicon stopper on top of the metal one.
A few years ago I had really bad diabetic ulcers on each of my heals, they were huge and badly infected. I was away from my home so my medical card wasn’t any good in the state I was in and my father was to sick for me to leave. A very dear friend of the family had come to see my dad and he seen how bad my feet were so he came back the next day or two and brought me this clay to put on. Well my sister was cleaning my heals and wrapping them twice a day and he told her for me to swallow a little everyday and for her to keep cleaning my feet twice a day and putting the clay on them and wrap them in plastic wrap. So we did and oh my gosh they smelled so bad when we unwrapped them to clean and redo them. Our friend said it was pulling the poision from my body. Sadly my feet had been infected for most of several years I was in and the hospital all the time anywhere from 1-3 weeks at a time and I guess I had to much poision in my body from all that time and I had to have emergency surgrey on both feet to keep me from losing them. But I do know this if I ever get another foot infection the first thing I will do is get this clay because I know it does work.
Check out Manuka honey 16+. I had an antibiotic resistant bacteria (MRSA) and after 6 weeks of 3 different antibiotic creams and 3 different antibiotic pills, nothing worked. I had read about the healing properties of this honey so as a last resort I put some Manuka honey on it 24/7 with a gauze bandage. The very next day as I changed the dressing it was 50% better, and completely gone in 3 days. It stung a bit as the bacteria were dying off. They release a gas when they die is what I understand.
The articles that I read also state that this wonderful honey is good for all kinds of ailments including bed sores which are pretty bad. I won’t be without it now.
Take care and good luck !
Could you please give the brand of the manuka honey? I read it has to be sterile, so I wanted to know if there was a special type. Thanks
I agree on Manuka honey. Fell on concrete attempting to keep my neighbor’s two dogs from mine. Really bad sore on knee. Had read about Manuka, so used it during the day and cayenne pepper at night (kept uncovered). Still healing, but none of the usual tightness, bleeding, pussing or itching. The cayenne pepper promises a return to my natural skin color. I’m waiting…
If any of you encounter staph or MRSA, raw garlic is the cure.
To explain it simply, the compounds found in garlic (after proper preparation) infiltrate the bacterial cells and essentially cause them to explode. The benefit of this is that the bacteria is unable to evolve to become resistant to the garlic compounds.
Simply take as much garlic cloves as you need, and either pulverize or chop finely, then let sit for 10-15 min to allow the beneficial compounds to form. This is the most important step of all, because if you do not give the compounds time to form, it will not have the same effect.
After this point, you can apply directly or make a tincture, as I do. Be aware, however, that the tincture doesn’t last very long, but it is a more efficient way of storing vs buying garlic every single time you need it (quite expensive in Hawaii)
Raw garlic on the skin can cause burning. It’s better to infuse the garlic into oil or water and then apply that to the wound. Normally oil seals a wound and traps infection but if you use garlic oil it will kill everything.
I used raw garlic on an MRSA infection when I was at a festival one year and it got rid of the infection but it caused a 2nd degree chemical burn that now has a scar.
I am excited to try this.
I encountered staphylococcus about 2years ago and it never goes away.
It flares up when I stress and my skin is horrible, sometimes get very sore then back on antibiotics.
The area where the staphylococcus is leaves a brown scaring kinda mark and then if there’s stress boom they flare-up again.
I hate this so much. I just want my healthy glowing skin back again.
You can mix Manuka honey with calmoseptine ointment (found in many pharmacy aisles) to make the equivalent of Medi-honey, which is a medical grade, very expensive wound care ointment. I have used it many times on hospice patients with excellent results for things like bed sores and heavy rashes. It is good on all kinds of wounds. Coconut oil is also excellent for skin tears and other superficial wounds- just keep it covered with a dressing and change 1-2 times a day.
I take mine internally with some psyllium husk in water. I am using it for detoxification reasons. I love it so far.
I also mix it with apple cider vinegar (Braggs) for use as a mask, I have noticed some huge changes in my skin since doing it. I have a few keloid scars, some are tiny and one is a little bigger, and my tiny ones have almost completely disappeared and I feel like it is having an effect on my biggest one, as well.
I am interested in purchasing some clay for internal/detox purposes. However the link to purchase the Bentonite clay takes us to an Amazon listing for “Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing” —- and from everything I am reading about this product on Amazon’s site, it is intended for external purposes only. Is this product safe for internal/digestive uses and is it the ‘safer’ aluminum version? Thank you!
I use purely earth clay and I really recommend it! I looked at Aztec healing clay before I found this, but I also wasn’t happy with the quality. I researched some more and finally found Purely earth clay- its food grade, very high quality and very low nasties (they also stock DE).
Where can you find this in Canada? I just did a search and only ebay came up. I’m really wary of ordering this kind of stuff from America because I have had sillier things searched and I am sure big amounts would get customs. Any ideas? Aztec secret seems to be the easiest to find and I can get Living Clay near me but it’s twice the price and I can’t really afford it…but i have an infection and need to get as much as I can.
I ordered it from Well.ca and it shipped within 3 days and it was fairly cheap rather than ordering it from the States because the shipping was outrageous.
I got my from my local health food store. It is called Redmond Clay, but it is bentonite clay and it can be taken both internally and externally
Not sure if you can get it, but try searching for Pascalite.
This is a type of bentonite clay found only in the mountains of Wyoming. It possesses remarkable healing powers. When it is used topically, it is known for its ability to draw infections from wounds in a matter of hours or days, thereby bringing about total recovery. The first recorded use of Pascalite was in the early 1930s when a trapper named Emile Pascal set his traps near a cold, clear mountain lake, where he had noticed a large number of animal tracks; after getting some of it on his chapped hands, he noticed some time later that it appeared to help them. So he continued to experiment with the substance and found that it had a number of topical uses, including for burns, minor wounds and infections.
Here is the correct link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DJ6J5W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=594911a3f3587a4539de50bd4d86480f&language=en_US
How much AC do you use. Does this help wrinkles and tightening skin? I am 50 and this year while starting menopause, my skin has bricks so loose! I am freaked out. Will this help ?
My husband was bit by a Bark Scorpion ~ the only truly poisonous scorpion in America ~. It was late at night (he was taking out the garbage cans- barefoot). I went to the health food store the next day and got some Bentonite Clay . He mixed it with Apple Cider Vinegar (it mixes much more smoothly than water) and made poultices. It brought down the swelling really well. (The Dr. couldn’t give him anything.) He continued using it for at least a week and made a good recovery. I use it with the apple cider vinegar for a ‘facial’ ~ works wonderfully.
We also use for any bug/ant bites- works quickly!
I have to take medication via a patch. Do you think that the absorption rate would be affected if I used clay to detox at the beginning of each month?
My hesitation when it comes to buying clays is the high aluminum content in them. What are your thoughts on that?
I researched this a lot too when we first started using it. The consensus seems to be that the aluminum is bound as part of the molecule and not in a form that can be released in the body…
Thanks for this question and response. I was reading about DE the other day and was also a bit nervous about the alumina in it.
I got my whole family taking food grade DE. it’s amazing!! Scary but true story I guess I had parasites and the DE got rid of them. I’m going to add the bentonite also but the DE has really saved my life!
How did you know you had parasites? I’ve had concerns about that myself. ]
I’ve heard that DE is not safe for human consumption. Could any of you elaborate on your use/why people are weary? Thanks!
there are 2 types of DE, food grade and non food grade. The non food grade is often used in pest (as in bugs) control, but not safe for family pets or people. Please make sure you purchase food grade DE for your own consumption.
Pardon me but what is DE?
Katie - Wellness Mama
DE= diatomaceous earth
Hi , I love your blog amazing has helped me so much but I don’t know if you’ve heard about the buzz lately about shailene woodley who is a famous celebrity who ingests her clay toothpaste once she is done brushing her teeth is this totally safe to do? I’ve seen lots of recipes on how to make amazing healthy clay toothpaste but never really seen people say they ingest it once they brush, can I do this ? is it safe?
Well, it sous a little odd to me… The paste contains all the grit that was on your teeth before brushing. Gross and possibly toxic? Yes.
Hi I was wondering if you can eat the toothpaste mixture instead of spitting it out obviously made with food grade bentonite clay is it safe? I personally dont have any texture issues can I do that? I’ve heard alot of buzz about this certain topic.
Katie - Wellness Mama
Considering the point of using it is to pull toxins out of your mouth, I would not recommend swallowing it.
what if I do oil pulling before hand , would it still be okay?
I agree…do NOT swallow it! The toothpaste is designed to pull toxins and germs out of your teeth and mouth. If you swallow them, you are adding those back into your body.
I like the idea of using the clay as a toothpaste or rinse but I have mercury fillings .. and I know how bad they are for you but I do not have the money to remove them…how is that going to affect the clay or my teeth???
I’ve been oil pulling for five or six years now and have recently added bentonite clay and a few EOs to it. It seems to work really well. I also discovered, by experimenting, that it does amazing in relieving tooth pain. I had a bad tooth ache so I made a paste of coconut oil and clay. I used a cotton swab and put the paste right into the cavity. It stopped the pain almost immediately.
Any tips on using it for acid reflux? or articles where I can read? Thanks
The standard I’ve seen is 1/2 teaspoon per day or more in water, preferably in the morning before eating. You can also drink it again when you have symptoms. It supposedly works on contact but also cumulatively in actually healing the problem.
I ordered the Aztec Secret healing clay that you recommended. On it’s arrival I see it says FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Is this the clay you use for internal use?
I have used that and several others for internal use, but definitely do your own research and make sure you are comfortable with it before using clay (or any substance) internally…
I have found Northport Naturals through social media and they have a Detoxifying Clay Mask that has a unique mixture of 6 different clays, including Calcium Bentonite Clay as well as magnesium sulfate. Works great for the face and the body when mixed in a bath.
My daughter’s acid reflux got to the point where she had the excruciatingly painful rock type feeling in her chest and crying. Ironically, I had just found out about and ordered bentonite clay for the detox I’m doing. She was at her end as the baking soda and vinegar solutions weren’t helping get the “rock” out of her chest. She ended up taking Gas x but a few days later when the clay arrived and she was still having significant irritation, she took one tsp with water and experienced prompt relief. After a few days of this she actually went through the day with no discomfort. Then she had an extremely stressful day and stress causes acid and she was having flare ups. She actually called me last night upset because the tsp she took didn’t take it all away so I told the silly girl that she’s having a bad day she must need a higher dose. So she took a 2nd tsp and had more relief. So, yes… it seems to help significantly. And from what I understand, over time, if you keep taking the clay even if you don’t have relux symptoms that day, over time I guess it will heal the bowel and the stomach will do what it is supposed to so that problems like reflux won’t happen.
for acid reflux- Bentonite clay one teaspoon in a glass of water,drink entire cup,gone acid reflux within minutes. STOP all acid PH causing foods/drink ,here is the list;
Stop all sugar,coffee,alcohol,meat,dairy,breads,soda,do more research of balancing your over all PH
After several years of trial and error – I have found that bread products cause my acid reflux. I can eat small amounts but eating bread a couple of times a day for a couple of days causes my acid reflux. Just a thought for those with reflux – cut out your bread products for a few days (bread, noodles, etc.) and see if it helps.
Yes, it helps me, try it, what have you got to lose? Start off with 1/2 teaspoon, make sure you drink plenty of water as it may cause constipation. Also try milk kefir, this has helped me a LOT. Research slippery elm bark too
i love bentonite clay. i use the pascalite clay from Wyoming. I have their soap and have used it for a lot of the reasons you mentioned. i had burned my hand and put it on there, without knowing if it would help or not and it did!
I had bedbugs a few years ago, and those bites were definitely the itchiest bug bites I’ve ever had. I used a bentonite clay paste on them and the itching stopped immediately and the welts were gone within a couple of days.
Is it safe to use BC internally for someone who has metal implants such as hip or knee joint replacements, metal appliances on teeth.
I have read through all the questions/comments and I didn’t see my questions asked or answered. Story short, had a death in the family due to cancer and it really almost killed me (extremely close). As a result only eating carbs, sugar, fried fish, french fries, ice cream pizza offer any relief!
I need help with the following:
1. Need to lose 70 pounds (over eater). I read somewhere it helps to reduce sugar cravings. But what about weight loss? I do not drink soda, only eat fish (no meat), only drink Kangen water. But of course I eat too much cheese pizza, carbs, candy bars, chips sugar etc (see above).
1A Does it help to eliminate food cravings? Hungry all the time. And with the depression and death just don’t seem to have a great desire to get back healthy.
2. Does it help to end depression and bipolar 2? With this you are always tired, worn out, depressed and antsy. Basically feeling hopeless. (Looking for therapist btw).
3. Stretch marks? Will it help to remove them. Im talking about horrible old (white) stretch marks that has been on the body for years.
If you can help with all three questions with including the amounts, when to take/how to take and how long to take it would be a blessing!
PS-I know I have to great right and exercise but with this mental illness…its hard to even get out of the bed! I have also used diet pills in the past which had wonderful results in the past but after so long, body gets use to them and they stop working.
I really need help and direction. Thank you so much!
Katie - Wellness Mama
My doctor has just written a book called “The Adrenal Reset Diet” and it would be really helpful for all of those struggles…. I’m going to see if I can interview him on my podcast and blog soon to get some of his great information out before then though.
what is your doctor’s name? And has the book been released yet?
Katie - Wellness Mama
Dr. Christianson and it releases this month- I’ll send details next week 🙂
“Adrenal Reset Diet” GAMECHANGER!!!!!!!!!!! Everything I have suffered and learned over the past four years for myself IN ONE BOOK!!! It is like Dr. Christensen read my mind and wrote this just for me. I CANNOT wait to do my next labs/saliva cortisol test and see the results. My adrenals cannot regulate, I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, heavy metal toxicity and estrogen dominance. Super fun right?! Thanks four kids!! I began taking Redmond bentonite clay tablets this past Thursday and I’m glad I have a day at home today. The cleansing factor kicked in today. I am feeling light and clear headed. I had a headache (to be expected during cleansing) Friday and yesterday and was VERY fatigued but able to get things done and take care of my family. I definitely recommend trying it! The tablets are available at Whole Foods and on their website. P.S. Katie, I am a huge fan of your site and have found so many helpful hints…so THANK YOU!!!
are there ant alternatives to bentonite clay?
Adding to the mix of healing, liquid aloe vera: inexpensive by the big jug available at Wal-Mart. Personal experience and this is the truth, is that after 3 days of drinking about 1/3 cup in the morning (mix with water or whatever you like, or drink as is), away forever went the use of big doses of arthritis medicine. Years have gone by, still drinking it, and no prescribed medication and no daily pain from arthritis.
The type of clay you are talking about, I went to their website and it states it is only for external use. Is this the same clay you use to detox your body? And is it safe? Also would it be safe to use on pets?
Hi Katie. Has the Adrenal Reset book come out yet and were able to have an interview w/the Author? Thanks.
Katie - Wellness Mama
Yes, I wrote about it here: https://wellnessmama.com/25558/adrenal-reset-diet-book-review/
My best suggestion is the book We Want To Live: the Primal Diet by Aajonus Vonderplanitz. It says to eat raw meat, raw eggs, and raw dairy, as well as raw vegetable juices, coconut cream and unheated honey. I’ve done the diet for over a year and 4 months since May 2017, and it has basically cured my digestive issues and chronic fatigue and brain fog, and I feel much stronger, healthier and happier. Before that I never felt satisfied with cooked Paleo or plant-based approaches to healing, so this was the best thing for me. It took me a bit to get over my fear of parasites and bacteria but it’s definitely worth it. I had watery stool for several days at first when I started the diet but ever since I’ve never had an illness from it. He claims that parasites that live in the body are friendly and should be allowed to run their course, they mostly eat weak and decaying cells. Although you can stop a parasite detoxification with lime juice or eating raw onions. Overall it’s a very in-depth and informative book and probably one of the best books about diet and health out there that was ever created. Lists many diseases and how to remedy them naturally, and also had a great storyline from his life in the first half of the book, and helping his son who was in a coma.
My personal experience is that wheat and dairy can make you feel like you are starving when really all you are is craving more wheat and dairy. They can work like opioids, casein and gluten not completely broken down become literally a form of morphine. I am no expert on this, but there is plenty of info out there on the web. My own experience has been this.
I first went without wheat or dairy for 2 weeks. When I reintroduced them, I was really surprised to find I got a “buzz” from eating them and then 2 hours later, I was so extremely hungry again, something I hadn’t felt for nearly 2 weeks. I also realized the stomach cramps I got sometimes were also linked to wheat, but that’s another story…Every overweight person I have ever known eats these 2 items as staple foods. It is more along the lines of a drug addiction, and the worst part is it is very hard not to eat when you actually feel hungry. Just try to avoid these two foods. Learn to load up on vegetables. Use low glycemic sweeteners like coconut sugar(yum!). My mood too, is much more stable without these two. I recently went off the wagon after nearly a year being off and I felt really gross, low energy, grouchy and hungry.
You are 100% right about the wheat. I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for over 30 years and also have Hashimoto’s hypothyroid. For several years I’d been unable to drop much of the weight I’d gained after moving to the suburbs. I had skin problems and LOVED my snacks. I did work out 6 days a week but that wasn’t really helping me to lose the weight. It did help me get toned but I was over 30 lbs overweight and for a short, diabetic chick that’s really not good!
2 years ago I went to a free nutrition workshop where I work. She did that “parlor trick” of making a few volunteers hold certain items of foods that commonly cause allergies & illness in people. You hold out both arms and she’d put a piece of something in each of your hands. The arm with the item you weren’t sensitive to was strong enough to resist the pressure she put on it. The arm with the item that you had sensitivities to caved like a noodle. She said this was around 85% effective in diagnosing people with celiac or wheat allergies, etc.
I bought Dr. William Davis’ Wheat Belly Cookbook and gave it all up, cold turkey. I lost around 35 lbs and dropped 2 sizes. Clothes that I had from BEFORE our move to the ‘burbs was even too big on me. My skin problems (acne & rashes) are much better; almost nonexistent. If I slip up or happen to cave (which is extremely rare) I get really bloated with a stomach ache and my face will break out. The last time I was tempted to take a small bite of something cakey I spit it out because it did not taste as good as I remembered (opioid effect?). Better off without for the duration! I’m so much happier without it. 🙂
I just got a bottle of the BC to try.
Ny daughter is alergic to casian. She has severe neurological reaction to it. Stems from gut problems and an over production of yeast. After a mri drs said it had an almost identical affect as opium.
It sounds like you are low thyroid and exhausted adrenals.
Check your basal temperature before rising and if you are below 97.5 then you are more than likely low. Eat a diet rich in iodine and take a thyroid supplement. Avoid using synthetics like thyroxine as they will eventually destroy the thyroid. Take from 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil daily with or without food. Its a thyroid booster and will take hunger pain and cravings away.
For the adrenals take a therapeutic dose of St. John Wart tincture. This is a powerful herb that can really boost the adrenals.
Therapeutic doses of no flush Niacin is essential for the brain to fight depression.
Begin to wean your body gradually from all sugars and grains especially wheat. These are some of the worst toxins that will destroy your health quicker than anything.
Begin to introduce more and more fresh vegetables and fruits into your diet and go for daily walks increasing the walk to 1 hour a day.
If you have any dental amalgam then the clays are a great way to metal detox. Loose the amalgam. Its one of the leading causes of breast cancer.
You can’t help but feel better about yourself as you implement these items.
And lastly you are spirit soul and body. Working on the whole person is paramount to perfect health. If you have ought against anyone, get it resolved or it will just eat away at you and destroy your body with disease.
If you aren’t connected with a good church for moral and spiritual support then your fighting these battles by yourself and that’s just not cool. The Bible says a three fold cord is not easily broken and in another passage it states; One will put a hundred to flight and two will put 10,000 to flight. Even not Christians say that “United we stand divided we fall. Join yourself with people that will encourage you and will pray for you.
I know you can do it. To your health.
That was wonderful, thank you Steve. Definitely interested in learning more, you have a website?
I’m interested in what the Bible says about taking Iodine, cutting out sugar and grains. What if I’m atheist?
I imagine what the Bible has to say about anything means very little to an atheist 😉
Thanks for that thoughtful and informative post, Steve!
Ya. Jesus didn’t use yeast in his bread!
Bentonite clay will not help with stretch marks of any kind. Nothing does. Stretch marks are deep tears under the epidermis of the skin & despite all the creams, pills & potions spruked by cosmetic companies the only way to remove them is to have areas of excess skin removed surgically (tummy tuck etc) but you will still have stretch marks on other areas of the body that aren’t affected by loose skin that can be surgically removed. Almost everyone has them, don’t let it get you down.
A Dermatologist told me once that my deep surgical scars from an accident would never go away and to just learn to live with them. I have been a raw vegan for 4 months now and the scars are slowly vanishing and lightening without a trace. All I changed was my diet. Imagine that!
Seen pics of before and after images of using skin cleansers that act like derma peels with dramatic results.. So what you said isn’t exactly true. You can most certainly improve stretch marks.
I have no idea whether clay would help stretch marks or not. However, in one of her YouTube videos, Nancy Koncilja Garish said that black salve eliminated her “C-Section Line that never healed” after having had it for 20 years. You can search for it with her name and the words I’ve included in quotes above:
My stretch marks started going away when my moms grapefruit tree ripened this past year. I eat 10 or so worth (mostly juiced) in a day plus raw fermented cod liver oil butter oil and 1/4 cup coconut oil a day in high caffeine coffee (the caffeine aids the effectiveness). The grapefruits have a natural soluble form of vitamin c plus high amounts of special flavonoids that aren’t found in other fruit- both of those things are known to get rid of scarring. I had HORRIBLE stretch marks bc I am/was very toxic due to chronic bone infections that I had for 10 plus years plus overweight and blood sugar spikes made me gain 8 plus lbs in a day sometimes while preggers! I’m gonna fix all that (mostly fixed) before next baby.
Mine were horrible
Try beyond tangie tangiren its packed full of feel better vitamins has lots of heath benefits as will you would lose weigh due to not craving junk we get ours from amazon
I found that if I take a magnesium supplement, I don’t crave chocolate & sweets nearly as much. Take it with vitamin C at night. Bentonite, I have found, doesn’t help with cravings, though it does wonders for sickness – flu, ear infections, tummy ailments. I am pretty sure it won’t help with stretch marks – I thought maybe coconut oil would help more with that kind of thing.
But hey, I’m no expert! Best of luck. It’s hard to get rid of the comfort foods craving but good luck! You can do it!
And please accept my condolences on your recent loss.
If you can find some good kamut or spelt bread to replace the refined wheat you will cut the cravings and build healthier habits without feeling deprived. I agree with cutting dairy as essential. Make homemade cookies with kamut and spelt flour and honey, maple sugar or rice syrup as sweeteners for sweets and try to eat fruit instead. Avoid juice and drink water and herbal teas and use soy milk to replace dairy. Soy is a better substitute but it is DNA modified and causes weight gain and mucous build up.Having an alternative to junk food plan and lots of healthier choices on hand is essential. The fat must be reduced of course. Have avocado and homemade vinaigrette for oil as much as possible. Avoid meat and eat fish or Dahl soup and brown rice or grains. The weight will drop off. Also drink clay and have a person you respect to check in with weekly which is essential. Finally, find the best homeopath, even by Skype appointment and your mental and emotional state will find balance and help you stay on your healthy new lifestyle which is far better than going on any diet.
How much Mag. and Vit. C?
I have been using Bentonite Clay for about 6 months. I mix about 8 table spoons with about 64 ounces of purified water. Then store that in mason jars. It’s ok to just leave on the counter. I drink 32 ounces thru out the day. (Yes it can be gagging). I also take high quality probiotics three times a day.
You HAVE to drink a lot of water with clay to keep everything moving. It can be difficult at first, so maybe start with 6-8 ounces a day and work your way up. If you take RX medications, you have to wait two hour before or after the clay.
My starting chlorestoral was 350, my C reactive protein was 9. (Heart inflammation). As of 11/29/2014 my chlorestoral is 200 and protein level is 2….
Clay IS NOT a cure all…..I wanted to clean my body of acids. I did tons of research for MYSELF…..I was addicted to sugar…..and junk food…gradually my cravings stopped….I’ve lost about 12 lbs. I also am off ALL rx medication. I’m NOT saying this is what YOU should do. I did it for myself because of all the side effects of those medications. I love how I feel….I sleep better, have no longer have body fatigue (was told I have fibromyalgia) no I didn’t have fibromyalgia, I had excess acid in my body from junk food…..anyway, this is just a note saying what bentonite clay has done for me….
Congrats Sheila! Those numbers are impressive! Keep up the good work.
Just wanted to check in and see if you are still noticing such positive results and keeping up with the same dose of clay. I hope all is well!
So basically you’re taking 4 tablespoons of clay a day, isn’t that quite a bit, from what I’ve read 1 teaspoon a day is what is recommended, it seems that 4 tablespoons is quite excessive, I’ve taken great plains which is a premixed liquid blend, and with that one tablespoon a day is what is recommended, I could understand maybe 2 tablespoons when first starting out to do a good detox, but many of these may or may not have some heavy metals, like aluminum and lead that may or may not be bound by the clay, since I believe in small doses if they aren’t I’ll be ok, but in such large doses over that period of time I think that could be dangerous, and besides that if you have switched to a healthy lifestyle, I would think it would not be necessary. Especially for those of you who might be thinking of doing this.
Yes, I’m still taking 6-8 tablespoons mixed with purified water daily. I feel great, lost 4 more pounds. I went to a Naturopathic (natural healer) and she did blood work. She told me she has not seen healthier blood. No candida, no inflammation, no cancer. Nothing. I take NO prescription meds. My doctor recommended a heart scan since I have heart disease in my family. My mom dad and grandmother all had heart disease. I am 63. I have NO blockage. None!!! My score was zero…. Two years ago I was on 8 medications. I’m just saying the clay worked for me.. A great book to read is Unique Healing by Donna Pessin. I think she has a great program.
HI, was wondering what type of bentonite clay did you use for internal cleansing as I am finding it super difficult to find a pure one which states its good for internal use. (I’m from europe by the way). Thanks
I was eating a lot of candy around Halloween one year and I got where I couldn’t lift my arm and it hurt soo bad. You could just feel the inflammation in my shoulder. My chiro knew what it was the minute I walked in the door. He adjusted it a couple of times and I got off the sugar and has never hurt again
Love this post!! I also use food and other homeopathic remedies to stay healthy. I’ve been vegan for 3 years now and have never felt better. My next goal is to get better fillings in my teeth than I have now. I definately have to try the clay internally, sounds awesome!
Good info. Which probiotics do you take, if I may ask??
Can you please send me the link of bentonite clay that you are using ? Thanks !
Wonderful. Great job! I’m experiencing a similar path! Stopped all gluten, sugar, dairy(accept for butter), caffeine & even alcohol.
Lots of veggies, little bit of meat, nuts & seeds.
MS SYMPTOMS I’ve had for many yrs are disappearing… It’s amazing incentive to keep it up!!!
Hopefully by now you’ve found something that works for you, but just in case my best advice would be to read The Primal Blueprint 21 Day Body Transformation and completely overhaul your lifestyle. Honestly, diet pills are not the way go, they’re probably not healthy in the long term and therefore not sustainable as part of a healthy lifestyle – which is what you need.
When it comes to weight and health in general there is no magic bullet! That doesn’t mean it has to be hard.
Once you’re rid of grains, particularly wheat (and other gluten grains), anything with sugar and all forms of PUFAs (poly-unsaturated oils i.e vegetable oil). If you eat any animal produce at all start eating lots of healthy fats, they include olive oil, grass-fed butter, lard, tallow, goose fat, duck fat, chicken fat, never cut fat away from a meal, always choose fatty cuts (fish in your case) and loads and loads of eggs, once the weight is down go wild with cheese and anything you like just NO grains, NO vegetable oil and NO added Sugar, which basically means you can never buy anything in a packet ever again!
Literally fill up on fat (yes FAT!!!) instead of carbs, once your body adapts you’ll be a new person! The weight will melt away, you’ll probably find your bipolar problems recede and if anything’s going to cure your stretch marks it’ll have to come from within (although don’t get your hopes up for this one.)
In my experience, I could not be bothered to exercise until about 4 weeks after changing my diet and turning my body from being a sugar burner to a fat burning machine. Initially I was going to try for 3 weeks but since starting I’ve never looked back.
Best of luck!
Oh, almost forgot, lots of coconut oil!!!
Hi I am not sure how old your post is but I was having gall bladder problems and pains in my feet and I found some temporary fixes. But did have to change many things. But of course it is hard to stick to diets. So I actually invested in the Nutribullet. And I am not relying on no vitamins now and have prevented a gall bladder surgery. I paid 90 dollars and I drink one or two a day. Eat what I normally eat. But it is fairly healthy. And feel great again. I’m young and find want to feel that way. I recommend this product and does help with a variety of conditions not listed.
Hi, I wondere if you drank green clay?
I am interested to use it post anaesthesia. And for gall bladder problems like you.
What’s fish made of in your world?
Look into Candida overgrowth in the body. It causes a huge range of health issues but sugar cravings are a huge indication. Most americans have some candida overgrowth, but when it gets out of hand it can be a viscious little pathogen!
I am currently treating my candida with bentonite clay and a sugar/starch free diet.
Look into what happens when you cut out sugar. It feeds the little devils and when you stop eating it you crave it so hard, its like youre possessed.
You must get off of carbs!!! Start doing raw green and sprout juicing (drink immediately, don’t store). Eat RAW / SOAKED nuts and seeds. No starchy vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, no fruits of any kind (sugars are VERY BAD for people with your condition and really for ALL conditions as sugar feeds bacteria either in the brain, liver, anywhere)! Take CELTIC SALT everyday (allow to dissolve in water, 1/2 teaspoon to about 1 teaspoon (don’t take more than 1 teaspoon a day) a day. The Celtic Salt comes doctor approved, no other does. Celtic salt is cleansing and has over 60 minerals (trace minerals but still VERY powerful). Exercise how much you can everyday and find a way to start enjoying life more than you ever had before. Take life and the new change a day at a time. Become spiritual and read your Bible.
No carbs = death. I tried doing a ketogenic WHILE running like mad each day a year ago and i nearly killed myself as i used up all my energy stock!
Instead of thinking in terms of macros, think in terms of LIFE : eat as much raw, fresh ,organic fruit and veggies. The more vital force there is the more healing there will be : i don’t see much vital chi in the deadly no carb keto diet. Simple sugars (as in GAPS diet) will be better than starch for the start : they’ll be easily digestible so they won’t cause bacteria overgrowth.
Use vitamin B3 (Niacin). This removes depression. Google Andrew Saul and Niacin.
I have had a child pass away 2 yrs ago and have had a similar experience that you describe…stuck in my grief, depression, no motivation, weight gain, etc. I recently tried essential oils and they have helped tremendously! A blend called Hope seems to have helped the most! If you explore this option be sure that the essential oils are 100% Theraputic grade…many are not and will not be as effective. I am going to also explore the BC options and continue with weight loss and getting my health back! Best wishes!
Hi there, try passion flowe tincture for depression. It’s helped me a lot. I have multiple sclerosis and depression is very common, I’m at a point doctors get tired of me asking them to look into this for me, they want you to do it, like they don’t make enough money. I made just over $10000 last year and they have suspended my disability cheques in Ontario, how am I supposed to eat? My gofundme site isn’t helping at all.
I also lost my daughter at 11 months old after a long battle with complications from extreme prematurity in April. We have 5 other kids including her twin, so I keep going for them, but I am painfully overwhelmed with grief at times. I will certainly try the Hope EO blend. Thank you so much!
I know I’m late, but I want encourage you to try bentonite the hydrated kindo with psyllium husk. Combine them as directed and I guarantee if you do this twice a day for 3-5 days you will experience a wonderful change.
Check your thyroid. You sound hypothyroid
To the lady eating her grief away. You need a good nutrionalist. My guess is you are waiting until you are hungry and have nothing nutritional fixed and go to the quick fix foods. Prepare ahead with good foods to fill you up. It will take some planning and effort on your part. Would also highly suggest grief counseling. There are may free service available. You need a trained listening ear to release onto.
If you are hungry all the time, you need to assume that you might have yeast infection(candidiasis).or parasites.
The best thing for that is to take MMS. There is a lot of warning about it as it is the biggest threat to the big pharma. All my friends and family is taking it for a long time. MMS is not bleach as they want you to believe as they do not want any natural cure. Get a book by Jim Humble and read it . That is the only way you will understand how it works. It can eliminate 95% of diseases as almost all diseases are caused by parasites, fungus, bacteria, virus and MMS kill them but it does not harm your body cells.
Amen I just met Jim and his wife and read both his books (he just came out with a new one that has many patents containing chlorine dioxide). MMS and bentonite cly work wonders!
Renee, a lot of people have offered amazing advice. All I want to offer is that you find a way to ‘listen’ to your body and soul. For example, you might sit and light a candle and say out loud ‘please help me eat one really healthy meal today’ and whether you are directing that to your higher self or whatever you believe in that helps you, it will assist you in setting your intentions. Also write down why it is worth living and imagine you are talking with the person you have lost. What would they say to you? My mother never recovered from the loss of her youngest brother – and it meant I had a mum who was very depressed and turned to drink. As much as it’s good to grieve and honour the loss, there comes a time to honour Life itself. Ask Life what it wants of you.Ask your loved one what they want for you. I bet they want you to Live and be joyful. Small steps and then you will be leaping … and it will be for your life and also for theirs. I am wishing you love. I am wishing you some energy! Candice, New Zealand.
One thing you could try is turmeric golden paste. Google for recipe. Also, join Turmeric User Group on FB for recipe and read all the posts of success stories. It’s good for many, many things. Cheap & easy. Best wishes to you!
I have bipolar 2 depression as well and take bentonite clay and am an over eater. Well, I used to be. The clay is amazing! It does reduce sugar cravings and it actually reduced my nicotine cravings by half. I have gone from 260 pounds down to 234 pounds currently. You do need to change what you are eating too my friend. But you don’t need to do it overnight. Start out by reducing the amount of food you are eating and then slowly replace the junk win healthier options. For example, instead of he fries with the cheeseburger, order cottage cheese. At first it will take some getting used to but as you see the weight come off, you will be glad to order substitutions and eventually you will be ordering yourself a salad altogether instead of that burger if you stick to your regimen over a period of time. Good luck man. PS. Topomax helps well for the bipolar 2 as well without any side effects of any weight gain if anyone was wondering. It is hard for us bipolars to actually be able to stay on medications that don’t make us fat! Topi max was the only one I found after trying literally about a dozen others and after starting the bentonite clay regimen.
My best suggestion is the book We Want To Live: the Primal Diet by Aajonus Vonderplanitz. It says to eat raw meat, raw eggs, and raw dairy, as well as raw vegetable juices, coconut cream and unheated honey. I’ve done the diet for over a year and 4 months since May 2017, and it has basically cured my digestive issues and chronic fatigue and brain fog, and I feel much stronger, healthier and happier. Before that I never felt satisfied with cooked Paleo or plant-based approaches to healing, so this was the best thing for me. It took me a bit to get over my fear of parasites and bacteria but it’s definitely worth it. I had watery stool for several days at first when I started the diet but ever since I’ve never had an illness from it. He claims that parasites that live in the body are friendly and should be allowed to run their course, they mostly eat weak and decaying cells. Although you can stop a parasite detoxification with lime juice or eating raw onions. Overall it’s a very in-depth and informative book and probably one of the best books about diet and health out there that was ever created. Lists many diseases and how to remedy them naturally, and also had a great storyline from his life in the first half of the book, and helping his son who was in a coma. Also, I did get flu-like sysmtoms both times I’ve eaten raw chicken that I had bought from the store, both organic and non-organic. It’s probably because of the toxins from their feed like soybean meal or the vaccines they are given. My body handles raw beef great everytime, even if it’s not organic. Organ meats and bone marrow should always be organic or pasture-raised though. Also, thanks Katie your website helped me alot when I was ill, I started reading your blog posts in 2014 when I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. I’ve come along way since then. Cheers:)
I have a titanium plate in my neck. Can I still use bentonite clay?
Have you found an answer to this yet? I have metal implants in my leg and ankle and this is what i was wondering.
I have screws in both of my feet and I use it, I’m sure as long as the clay is not touching the metal, such as braces or something you should be fine, I’ve had no problems, if your worried maybe try activated charcoal, that’s just my thoughts which I usually go by since so many of these posts and comments go without answers.
I have a hip replacement and am curious if that will affect the clay if used internally.
Joint replacements and Bentonite Clay (for all those that asked).
I have 3 joint replacements: 2 knee, 1 hip
I use Living Clay from Amazon
I use it every day: about 1 oz probably could use more but that’s what I use
Container I Mix In: Repurposed glass spice jar/plastic top thoroughly cleaned, I know that container is kinda small but holds about 1-1/2 oz. So I mix it in that. Have used a 1 pint Mason jar with their new (purchased separately) plastic lids. That works as well. Depends on how much you want to make. It will keep over many days. Just shake the container thoroughly and I mean thoroughly before using and you’re good to go.
The ingestion of Living Clay CAN BE used internally and does not bind to any titanium joints you may have because it never absorbs to the outside tissues of the body. It works on the INTERNAL ORGANS (like stomach, kidneys, liver, adrenals, blood vessels). Google: Living Clay or Montmorillonite clay to learn how to use it and why to use it. You have to understand how this stuff works and then you will not have the question you posed. It pays to Google and learn. I’m looking into Montmorillonite clay because I understand it has anti-inflammatory properties/effects and since I have latent Rheumatoid Arthritis (joint inflammation), I’m interested in this aspect of Montmorillonite clay.
FOOD grade diatomaceouos earth is also a good product to research about. https://wellnessmama.com/13213/diatomaceous-earth/
Hope I’ve helped and/or informed and/or answered your concerns.
I, like Dale, have prosthetic implants (total hip replacements, ceramic in my case), and am wondering whether it will be problematic for me to ingest bentonite clay mixtures… And where do we find the clay for INTERNAL use purposes, as your other blogger, Crystal, commented that the aztec healing clay says “for external use only” on its product??
Is it safe to use if you have surgical screws in your jaw?
Yes it is safe to use with metal implants for two reasons. Clay does not enter the bloodstream so will never come in direct contact with the metals. Secondly metals used in implants and dental appliances do not deteriorate or break down.
Oh, not true. dental metals can leach for years into the body. I was very poisoned from the dental metals used in a bridge. Mercury is a common toxic metal that is about 50% of dental amalgams and it does leach into the body, albeit slowly but it can bio-accumulate.
I have been using calc b.c. for years and it has had no impact on metal in my teeth. Not quite the same as implants but I think it would be safe. It seems to work by attaching to free toxic molecules. The hip metal is solid and only if it is leaching metal into the body would the clay pick it up.
That said, clay while great, does not pick up every toxin. I have read that different detox materials will do different things for us. So I use the clay daily in my tea and also use humic/fulvid acid which also cleanses the blood and even the cells.
The label on front of aztec healing clay says FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
so is it safe tot take internally? Or are you using a different clay????
They are limited by the FDA. I have called the mine people who sell my clay and they will be very cautious about what they say due to threat of FDA sanctions.
I never used the Aztec product but have looked at it. I just found it more expensive.
Hi, I’m getting ready to make your powder and I just had a couple of questions. What kind of cinnamon powder do you use? When your done brushing or doing your oral mouthwash, do you swallow it or spit it out? Thanks for the info!