I’ve Started Eating Clay. You Should Too!
As I wrote here, I am on a mission to eliminate toxic heavy metals from my body. Thanks to the chemotherapy I had four years ago, my body is still weighed down by them. However, even without chemo poison, many of us are heavy metal contaminated. This is thanks to pollutants in the air, at the hairdresser, at the petrol station, in our seafood, in our water, in our cosmetics, in tattoos – and pretty much everything else we consume. So, this is just one of the reasons why I have taken to eating a spoonful of dirt each morning.
WHY SHOULD WE EAT CLAY?
“Clay contains the minerals and energy that the defense mechanism needs; it improves bowel function and detoxifies the body of pollutants.” – John Tilden, M.D
According to the book The Clay Cure by Ran Knishinsky, clay can be credited with healing a wide range of illnesses. These include constipation, diarrhea, anemia, chronic infections, skin ailments such as eczema and acne, heavy-metal poisoning, exposure to pesticides and other toxins, arthritis, and stress.
The particles of clay are said to carry a negative electrical charge, whereas impurities, or toxins, carry a positive electrical charge.
When we eat clay, the positively charged toxins are attracted by the negatively charged edges of the clay mineral. An exchange reaction occurs where the clay swaps its ions for those of the other substance. Electrically satisfied, it holds the toxin in suspension until the body can eliminate both.
In layman’s terms: We eat the clay, the clay binds to toxins, and then we poop the toxins and the clay out.
Still Think I’m Nuts? People have actually been eating clay for yonks. In fact, over two hundred cultures world wide eat dirt on a daily basis. In Europe, clay is sold for its gastrointestinal benefits and its purification properties. It’s just that for some reason, the idea of eating dirt disgusts most westerners – even though we are more than happy to consume pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated and fluoridated water, meats pumped with hormones and antibiotics, and other synthetic substances disguises as food. That’s all the more reason why we should be eating clay, if you ask me!
Animals eat clay. They are instinctively drawn to clay and many herbivorous animals will eat clay after ingesting herbs loaded with tannins, a toxic substance.
THE HOW-TO OF CLAY EATING
It’s actually more like drinking than eating. Each morning, I dissolve a teaspoon or two of edible earth in a cup of water, and then drink it down. I was a little wary at first, but the taste is totally inoffensive and it’s very easy to drink.
Look for either Bentonite or Montmorillonite. These are the most common and most sought after clays that are suitable for eating. Their ability to adsorb and absorb toxins is greater than that of the clays in the other groups.
We buy our clay with the rest of our Gerson products from Ishi Medical. You could also ask at your local health store, or do a search online to find some near you.
Check out this video of Daniel Vitalis talking about the amazing benefits of eating clay:
Have you eaten clay before? Is this something you want to have a go at?
Positive affirmation for the day: Everything undesirable and toxic is leaving my body and mind.
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