the Truth - The Erroneous Beliefs About Calcium Bentonite Clay
by Perry A~ Arledge
healing clays became so popular, there was very little
information on the internet regarding these all-natural,
drug-free, alternative healing modalities. Since the popularity
of Calcium Bentonite Clays have increased, misconceptions about
how they work have become rampant. It is now time to correct
some of these common erroneous beliefs.
1. MYTH: Taking clay internally will absorb nutrients, vitamins
and minerals from daily supplements and foods you eat.
FALSE. Quite the contrary. Calcium Bentonite Clay molecules hold
a strong negative ionic charge, and they are only attracted to
substances that hold a positive charge like toxins and
contaminants. The Clay cleanses the colon by pulling out old
putrefied fecal matter and mucoid plaque buildup that is
blocking the absorption of vitamins, minerals, supplements and
nutrition from the foods we eat. Energy levels are known to
increase in 1-3 days depending on the state of the individual.
2. MYTH: Calcium Bentonite Clay will absorb all the good flora
bacteria in the digestive tract.
FALSE. Aside from its absorbent and revitalizing properties,
Clay is also a catalyst when taken orally, for it favors the
transformation of foods into nutritive elements. According to
Raymond Dextreit, the author of Earth Cures, "Clay is
incomparable for maintaining or reestablishing a good normal
flora, for it favors the development of useful ferments, while
opposing the growth of pathogenic bacilli."
3. MYTH: Aluminum in Clay is dangerous.
FALSE. Aluminum is part of the structural make up of all clays.
The aluminum in Calcium Bentonite Clay is in a safe oxide form,
not the dangerous man-made processed aluminum. The many trace
minerals in Calcium Bentonite Clay are fused together into a
super compound structure known as a clay particle, which cannot
break down and cannot be absorbed by your body.
4. MYTH: Clays are dietary supplements, like vitamins.
FALSE. Though very small amounts of the dominant minerals (i.e.
calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) in clays might be
exchanged in the adsorption ionic exchange layer, they are not
sufficient to meet daily supplement requirements.
A little bit of incorrect knowledge can be very harmful. Help
set the record straight on this multi-beneficial gift from
Mother Earth. Now, go spread some good information.
All that being said, all clays are not alike. It is important to
know your clays.
Raymond Dextreit, Earth Cures (Citadel, 2000)
Michel Abehsera, The Healing Clay (Lyle Stuart, 1986)
Ran Knishinsky, The Clay Cure (Healing Arts Press, 1998)
A~ Arledge is the author of Calcium Bentonite Clay Nature’s
Pathway to Healing (www.TheClayBook.com)
and numerous clay articles (www.BentoniteClayInfo.com).
She is a frequent guest on health talk radio shows. She is
dedicated to spreading the word about clay's healing potential
and putting attention on safe healing with Bentonite Clay.
She is available for lectures, radio interviews, and answering
questions on clay therapy. Perry A~ can be reached at
1-512-262-7187 and email@example.com.
© 2015 Perry A~