(NaturalNews) Bentonite clay has a very strong negative ionic charge. This negative ionic charge attracts things that have a positive charge, such as heavy metals, toxins, harmful bacteria, pesticides, and other pathogens. By divine design, bentonite clay does not attach to anything beneficial in the body. The clumping action of clay binds to heavy metals and pathogens to prevent them from passing through the intestines to the bloodstream. The clay binds with these toxins and then makes an exit via the colon and the kidneys.
Bentonite clay can help alleviate rashes, eczema, food allergies, food poisoning, colitis, viral infections, and parasites. It is effective in treating many digestive conditions and also aids in weight loss. Bentonite clay remineralizes cells and tissues, alkalizes the body and is also effective in protecting our bodies against radiation.
Bentonite clay for heavy metal detoxing
When the body absorbs a toxic heavy metal, the metal is distributed throughout the body by osmotic pressure. Osmosis takes tissues with higher levels of metal and redistributes the metals to tissues with fewer quantities. Drinking liquid bentonite clay from the health food store for a week at a time, every six months or so can help remove toxins and metals from the GI tract. By removing those metals from the GI tract first, before chelating the brain, you may avoid relocating metals to the central nervous system through osmosis. In the case of toxic metals in the brain or other organs, cleansing the colon of metals drops the gradient levels there and causes the metals to naturally begin to flow out of the body via the colon.
Bentonite clay can even remove radioactive uranium, cesium or plutonium from the skin and digestive tract. If exposed to any of these elements, administer clay baths and drink bentonite clay to remove radioactive particles from the body as quickly as possible.
Bentonite for treating rashes
Rashes that are not treatable with anti-fungal creams, zinc oxide or antibiotics are often due to metal toxicity.
Those ugly diaper rashes are often a reaction to the thimerosal in the diapers. Thimerosal is 50 percent mercury and used as a disinfectant in diapers, Kotex, bandages, gauze and other products. A clay bath will draw metals out of the skin and pores of the body helping to cleanse the body.
The cheapest source of bentonite clay is in fresh kitty litter which is made from dried and ground-up bentonite. Warning! Kitty litter may also contain toxic chemical additives to defeat odors so select the kitty litter with "ground clay" as the only ingredient.
Use an old pillowcase to make a sack and pour three to four pounds of clean kitty litter or other bentonite clay particles into the sack. Tie a knot in the top of the sack or tie a string around the neck of the sack. Throw the sack of clay into a tub that is filling with hot water for soaking the body. The pillow case will keep the clay particles from going down the bathtub drain and causing plumbing problems. Soak for as long as possible while re-heating the water as desired, leaving the sack of clay in the water the whole time. Two hours is a really good soak and 20 minutes would be a bare minimum.
This tub soak with bentonite clay can also get rid of nasty foot odors due to heavy metals in the feet. (Heavy metals tend to wick to moister and "gravitate" to the feet.)
There is a trace of aluminum in bentonite, but it cannot be assimilated and is hardly worth fretting about unless your body is intolerant to aluminum. Generally speaking, the bentonite will always pull out far and away more toxins than it will leave. If you are sensitive to aluminum it's best to take Oxypowder instead of Bentonite Clay.
About the author: Craig Stellpflug is a Cancer Nutrition Specialist, Lifestyle Coach and Neuro Development Consultant at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. http://www.healingpathwayscancerclinic.com/ With 17 years of clinical experience working with both brain disorders and cancer, Craig has seen first-hand the devastating effects of vaccines and pharmaceuticals on the human body and has come to the conclusion that a natural lifestyle and natural remedies are the true answers to health and vibrant living. You can find his daily health blog at www.blog.realhealthtalk.com and his articles and radio show archives at www.realhealthtalk.com