(NaturalNews) Bentonite clay is known for many things, namely as a treatment for various mineral deficiencies, infections and even gangrene, but it's also becoming widely popular as an aid against various kinds of radioactive damage and conditions. In its general uses, it can be used as a bulk laxative and to flush out impurities from the body due to its strong negatively charged ionic properties. It has amazing topical benefits as well, treating acne, open wounds, burns, and protecting against various rash inducing oils found in poison ivy or poison oak. Bentonite clay has become a very important natural resource for millions of people throughout the world, especially as our exposures to radiation have risen exponentially in this modern age.
Formed millions of years ago from the weathering of volcanic ash, most often in the presence of water, bentonite clay has developed into its present form by collecting various minerals critical to life from limestone formations or slow cooling temperatures which converted certain minerals to oxides easily burned by the human metabolism. It was further refined by a bountiful amount of plant life, carcasses and the hair of prehistoric creatures. It has been utilized for its many benefits by different indigenous tribes since prehistory. Some tribes like the Blackfoot and the Sioux referred to it as "Ee-Wah-Kee" or "The Mud That Heals."
Bentonite's uses against radiation have been recorded and noted throughout history. It is said that Russian scientists coated themselves with bentonite before donning radiation uniforms to protect from radiation exposure. Studies by the U.S. army found that bentonite is an effective treatment, amongst other things, in exposure to chemical warfare. Radioactive material carries a positive ionic charge and bentonite clay has negatively charged ionic properties. It captures positively charged ions that you can then wash off your body or flush out your system. Unlike other clays, smectites (bentonites) can absorb and adsorb and are also characterized by their expandable characteristics. Bentonite adsorbs radiation from sources such as microwaves, x-rays, laptops, cell phones, TVs, microwaved food, etc.
There are hundreds of different kinds of bentonite clay, but amongst the most popular are Calcium Montmorillonite, Calcium Bentonite, and French Green Clay (Montmorillonite). When treating for radiation exposure, bentonite clay is used internally and externally. Clay baths are taken repeatedly for as long as the person can handle, usually from 20 minutes to about an hour. Compresses would also be applied to key locations of the body (targeting lymphatic system and primary organs).
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