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Healing Bentonite Clay

As a Naturopath, "I love" bentonite clay both as an internal cleanser and topically for a variety of skin conditions.

Clays are used throughout the world for their healing properties and bentonite clay is one of the most common forms of green healing clay's. The use of clay's because of its natural healing properties was common practice by the originals of North America. These Ancient Civilizations used natural bentonite clay as a food, for body purification, healing and in spiritual practices.

Benotnite clay is truly remarkable even used to help protect against radiation when applied topically to the skin. It has been reported that Russian scientists have worn it to reduce the harmful effects of radiation.

Detoxification: Many authors report using Bentonite Clay to assist in detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins. They report adding a 1 teaspoon of clay to water


According to Eytons Earth:

A True Healing Bentonite Clay has "Absorptive Properties while being pH balanced and with a negative ionic charge".

Using an uncontaminated green healing clay internally can be advantageous for general health. Traditionally, only small amounts of hydrated clay are required to achieve the following benefits:

  • Detoxification of the digestive system (the sorptive action of clay pulls contaminants from the body)

  • Bacterial, organic and non-organic toxicity

  • Elimination of internal parasites ( digestive tracts )

  • Immune System Support ( clay used internally stimulates the body's elimination system and supports organ function )

  • Fixes free oxygen in the blood stream ( occurs once the liver has been restored to full function )

  • Increases T-cell count

  • Fights free radicals


What's The Research Says?

A recent study found that bentonite clay was able to assist in the removal from aflatoxins (Aka toxins made by mold and fungi that are found in contaminated foods) from feed fed to piglets. It was like the bentonite pulled out or sequestered the toxins from the body. Quang Et al 2008 Trop Anim Health 40:649-656
Removal of Fluoride From Drinking Water: Bentonite clay was shown to remove between 38-46% of fluoride from drinking water. Srimurali et al 1998 Environmental Pollution Vol 99 2:285-589
Reduced Soil Contamination: Heavy Metals are found naturally in our environment some foods like mushrooms grown in these soils can see heavy metals like cadmium be taken up into the food as it grows. Adding bentonite clay to the substrate or growing medium (soil) can reduce heavy metal sorption by the plant. Liu et al 2015 Env Sci Pollut Res 22:17182-17191

Detoxifying Face Mask with Naturopath Scott Collins


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