But, truth be told, indigenous peoples throughout the world, since prehistoric times, have eaten clay. For millenniums, up until today, the practice remains prevalent. Clay, dried and re-hydrated, is used for medicinal, as well as nutritive purposes in regions such as India, Africa, South America, Australia, Canada and Haiti, just to name a few.
Calcium bentonite clay is actually volcanic ash that is as old as the hills. I mean, literally, OLD! This clay has been stored in Mother Nature’s womb for millions of years. Mined from deep under the earth’s crust, where no surface contaminants pollute the purity of this powerful, magnetic detoxifier, “living clay” is available to us for use in the 21st century. This fact does not cease to amaze me!
Raymond Dextreit, a French naturopath and forerunner in herbal healing states, “Clay is effective through a dynamic presence far more significant than a mere consideration of the substances it contains. It is a catalyst rather than an agent in itself. This is possible because clay is alive – ‘living earth’. We cannot always penetrate Nature’s secrets, we must merely acknowledge and use them.”
Certain clays, particularly the Montmorillonite variety in the Smectite family, have a balancing effect on the human body when taken orally. Calcium bentonite is the rarest form of clay in the Smectite family, and even though sodium bentonite and calcium bentonite are cousins from the same family genus, they are very different in efficacy. Throughout the history of clay mines there have only been a few in the world which contained a pure vein of calcium bentonite.
There are an increasing number of modern, health-conscious folks who are looking to nature for curative substances that address many of the ills we are challenged by. Numerous clients at Oasis Colonics highly value drinking their few ounce ration of “clay water” each and every day, in order to draw toxins out through the layers of the bowel wall in preparation for their colonic “rinse.” It is a phenomenon that the healing properties of calcium bentonite clay go to where needed in the body. The high absorption and adsorption properties of clay make it a most effective and gentle detoxifier in our increasingly toxic environment.
“Living Clay” calcium bentonite is sourced from a rare mine in Death Valley, California. Purchase through the Oasis Colonics online store, or pick some up at the Portland colonic studio to save shipping costs.
Mixing instructions for various uses:
- For internal use: Shake 1 part clay powder to 8 parts water. To keep a convenient quantity on hand for daily drinking, mix 1/2 cup clay in a jar with 4 cups (1 quart) water.
- For topical use: Stir 1 part clay powder to 3 parts water. Let stand until smooth.
- For baths: Blend 1 to 2 cups of clay powder with water, and add to a shallow bath to soak entire body.
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