Clay: Health & Beauty from the Earth
As planet Earth was taking shape 4.5 billion years ago, volcanic eruptions laid down a blanket of clay that now covers 80% of the earth's surface. As life began, the earliest living creatures began instinctively to use clay for their well-being, healing, and nourishment.
In the days of the Roman Empire, clay was one of the main resources of doctors, who used it to heal their patients of some 200 different serious illnesses.
As interest in natural health and healing has resurged, people are rediscovering the ancient secrets and healing methods of our ancestors, including the use of healing clay. When clay is combined with the latest nutritional advances, there really is hope today.
The efficacy of clay lies in its properties of adsorption and absorption. Highly negatively charged, clay particles attract and absorb toxic particles of positive ionic charge, including heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and chromium; poisons such as paraquat; aflatoxins and molds; and secondary plant products such as tannic acid. Clay binds these particles until they can be removed from the body.
Clay has been found to be highly effective in killing bacteria, including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Because the process is physical, the bacteria are unable to mutate against it.
The most effective clay is calcium bentonite clay. Mixed with water, it can be applied as a poultice, taken as a foot bath, or mixed with bath water for a full body treatment. Pure calcium bentonite clay can also be taken internally. It is on the FDA's "Generally Recognized As Safe" list, and it is found in many medicines and cosmetics. Calcium bentonite clay may also be purchased as an ingredient of body lotions, toothpaste, etc. It may also be enhanced with spices and herbs.
If you would like to learn more about calcium bentonite clay, please visit Dr. Nupponen's clay web site, www.dermaclay.com.