Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Medicinal Clays - Montmorillionite - Bentonite

See original image Is a fairly unknown silicate with extraordinairy powers for cleansing the body and thus making the “terrain” healthier.
This goes along the lines of the philosophy of obtaining a healthy body, resilient and with a solid immune system against all diseases.
The combination of healthy food, Montmorillionite and healthy living will make the person nearly immune to disease.

A VOLCANIC DETOXIFIER—Montmorillionite, a medicinal powdered clay which is also known as Bentonite, Pascalite, green clay, white clay, argile verte, argile blanc, derives from deposits of weathered volcanic ash.
In France Montmorillonite (found at Montmorillon, Massif Central) or Argile Verte, or Argile Blanc, in the USA Bentonite (found near Fort Benton), or Pascalite found in Dakota.
Montmorillionite, contains 71 trace and ultra-trace minerals, including many that are probably unknown to most consumers, such as ruthenium, tellurium, and thulium. Trace minerals enable the body to absorb nutrients—“they are the bonding agents in and between you and food.”
Montmorillionite minerals are derived from an ancient seabed formation; according to geologists, the clay formed when a layer of volcanic ash fell into what was, long ago, a shallow inland sea. “As the ash filtered through the seawater, it collected pure minerals, forming a layer of highly mineralized clay.

Its main use is in large quantities in the metalurgic and drilling industry.

It is one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available and has been recognized as such for thousands of years by native peoples around the world. Whatever the name, liquid clay contains minerals that, once inside the gastrointestinal tract, are able to absorb toxins, parasites, bacteria and deliver mineral nutrients to an impressive degree. Liquid clay is inert which means it passes through the body undigested.

Technically, the clay first adsorbs toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, pesticides), attracting them to its extensive surface area where they adhere like flies to sticky paper; then it absorbs the toxins, taking them in the way a sponge mops up a kitchen counter mess.

There is an electrical aspect to Montmorillionite’s ability to bind and absorb toxins. The clay’s minerals are negatively charged while toxins tend to be positively charged; hence the clay’s attraction works like a magnet drawing metal shavings. But it’s even more involved than that.

Once hydrated (combined with water), Montmorillionite has an enormous surface area. A single quart bottle can represent a total surface area of 12 football fields. Montmorillionite is made of a great number of tiny platelets, with negative electrical charges on their flat surfaces and positive charges on their edges.

When Montmorillonite absorbs water and swells, it is stretched open like a highly porous sponge; the toxins are drawn into these spaces by electrical attraction and bound fast. In fact, according to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 [1985], 50-53), Montmorillonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold), parasites such as salmonella, pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.

According to Sonne’s Organic Foods of North Kansas City, Missouri, a company that markets Detoxificant (a liquid bentonite), “There is no evidence that bentonite has any chemical action in the body. Its power is purely physical.”

Clay’s adsorptive and absorptive qualities may be the key to its multifaceted healing abilities. Knishinsky reports that drinking clay helped him eliminate painful ganglion cysts (tumors attached to joints and tendons, in his case, in his wrist) in two months, without surgery.

According to Knishinsky, benefits reported by people using liquid clay for a period of two to four weeks include: improved intestinal regularity; relief from chronic constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and ulcers; a surge in physical energy; clearer complexion; brighter, whiter eyes; enhanced alertness; emotional uplift; improved tissue and gum repair; and increased resistance to infections. “Clay works on the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched by its healing energies,” he notes.

In the MEDICAL ANNALS of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Vol. 20, No. 6, June, 1961, under the title "The Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea" we may read the results of the clinical work performed by a team of medical doctors, using Hydrated Bentonite in the treatment of diarrhea ( 34 cases ). The causative factors of the diarrhea were virus infections, food allergy, spastic colitis, and food poisoning. The results of the scientific investigation indicated that liquid bentonite provides substantial relief in 97 percent of the cases. The percent of relief indicated as to concomitant symptoms was: abdominal cramps 80%; headaches 71%; nausea 85%; and weakness 100%.

According to Dr. Damrau, bentonite is “safe and highly effective” in treating acute diarrhea.

Knishinsky’s research suggests that the regular intake of liquid clay (typically one to three tablespoons daily, in divided doses) can produce other benefits including parasite removal from the intestines, allergy and hay fever relief, and elimination of anemia and acne. For example, clay helps anemia because it contains both types of dietary iron (ferrous and ferric) in an easily assimilated form; it reduces discomfort from allergies by quickly neutralizing allergens that would otherwise produce allergic reactions; and it reduces heartburn and indigestion by absorbing excess stomach acids.

However, clay’s forte is probably its role as a general internal detoxification and cleansing agent. According to Keith Payne of White Rock Mineral Corporation in Springville, Utah, clay scrapes and cleans the lining of the colon. “As the colon becomes cleaner, its ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients increases, making the minerals even more bioavailable, thus giving more energy.”

Hydrated aluminum silicate was used for centuries in China for summer diarrheas and cholera. In 1712 Father Deutrecolle, a Jesuit missionary, described the clay works in China and mentioned that the clay was used in treating diarrhea.

The use of hydrated aluminum silicate with other medications during the Balkan war of 1910 reduced the mortality from cholera among the soldiers from 60 to 3 percent, and it also proved valuable in the 1919 epidemic of cholera in China. In India, hydrated aluminum silicate was found useful in the treatment of acute bacterial food poisoning encountered in the British Army.

Hydrated aluminum silicate has been used as an adsorptive in the symptomatic treatment of various forms of enteritis including ulcerative colitis.
 In France: Argile Verte Ultra Ventilee - Italy: Argile Verde UV. Price appr. 10€ 300gr In most other countries Bentonite powder

Gastrointestinal adsorbents including hydrated aluminum silicate are presently recommended in acute diarrhea and bacillary dysentery to adsorb the toxins which produce the diarrhea. Hydrated aluminum silicate has been used in the treatment of abnormal intestinal fermentation to adsorb gases, toxins, parasites and bacteria. In a fluid medium it carries down large numbers of bacteria and adsorbs the toxins of cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and apparently of the putrefactive and proteolytic bacteria.

In vitro studies suggest that the beneficial action of hydrated aluminum silicate in cholera depends on the adsorption of the cholera toxins and inclusion of the bacteria. Later investigations indicate that bentonite adsorbs certain viruses including those of intestinal influenza, as suggested by my successful results in that disease. Bacteriologically, bentonite is used for purification of viruses.

The specific properties of bentonite have been shown to have an important bearing on its therapeutic uses. A paste made from hydrated aluminum silicate is recommended by Russian radiologist to deactivate hands contaminated by radium salts. In Russia, bentonite has been used in the therapy of peptic ulcer.

Since bentonite has such strong adsorptive powers, its consumption in excessive amounts over a considerable period of time could render vitamin A and other necessary nutrients unavailable by adsorbing them from the alimentary canal. Independent experiments purposely designed to determine how much this adsorption would adversely affect the growth and health of experimental animals indicated no ill effects when the intake of bentonite did not exceed 25 percent of the total diet.

A Cleveland, Ohio doctor who has repeatedly ordered Pascalite, states that he has found it aids in eliminating arthritis, that it reduces cholesterol, dissolves gallbladder and kidney stones, and neutralized metabolic waste.

A German scientist once described the bactericidal properties of clay:
The curative properties of clay are founded in its special physical characteristics, above all in the distribution of its minute particles. Individual clay particles are smaller than many bacteria. If infected mucous membranes are more or less flooded with clay, the bacteria are completely surrounded by clay particles and are thus separated from their source of nourishment and become imbedded in the inorganic material. Growth and the survivability of the bacteria are thus halted almost instantaneously, and from this explained strikingly speedy abatement of the symptoms of infection and/or symptoms of poisoning in acute infectious diseases of the alimentary canal.
Dr. Mercola - "We can solve well over 90% of the all chronic diseases with simple, inexpensive natural therapies."

"Neither drugs nor herbs are a cure for anything. The body heals itself – in fact, the human body is incredibly intelligent and responds to intelligent therapies.

In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, Montmorillonite has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. Clay not only cures minor problems, such as diarrhea and constipation through local application; it acts on all the organs—on the whole organism. Everything unhealthy, that emits negative radiations is irresistibly attracted to clay and becomes subject to immediate elimination.

The value of specific clays for health care is just being recognized by medicine today, although native cultures have sought and used these clays since antiquity. Both human and animal ingestion of calcium montmorillonite minerals have been an accepted practice throughout the world for many years. Also known as "living clay" for it principally consists of minerals that enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms, Calcium montmorillonite mineral deposits have been used by Native American healers for centuries as an internal and external healing agent. The Native Americans would use mineral rich clay on open wounds and for stomach or intestinal distress. The key to these healing benefits is the natural form in which these minerals are found.

By Dr. Simon Cohen, N.D.

Far removed from prominent view, exists an age old substance in nature, known as “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay.” There are only a limited number of “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” deposits around the world.

The first site was discovered in Montmorillon, Massif Central, France in the 1800’s, hence the name, Montmorillonite. For centuries Native American healers used it internally and externally in the treatment of a variety of illnesses. In years past sailing vessels departing from France were known to store clay on board for the treatment of dysentery as well as other ailments. Animals, domestic and wild alike, instinctually drawn to clay deposits have been observed licking the clay as part of their everyday diet, and rolling in it to obtain relief from injuries.

A recognized detoxifying agent, nutrient and bactericidal “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” is in the smectite group of clays. Only those clays within the smectite group have the ability to absorb. Its power as a detoxifying substance comes from its inherent ability to adsorb and absorb. Its unique ability to grow and change (adsorb) is the reason for its classification and recognition as a "Living Clay”. While there is more than one Montmorillonite, the red “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” of the smectite group remains a favorite for human use.

Clay which has been hydro-thermally altered and seasoned in the arid desert is rich in content. The color of clay is determined by the mixture and ratio of elements contained within it. Hydro-thermal exposures over long periods of time affect the clay in two important aspects; it becomes negatively charged and crystallized. As a result of the crystallization process the clay is reduced into small particles that make it easy for the body to assimilate. The negative charges on the clay give it the ability to adsorb or attract positively charged toxic matter, which is then absorbed into the clay and dispelled from the body as waste.

In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues.

“Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” is reported to contain no less than 67 minerals. This impressive assortment of minerals includes calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements, those appearing in very tiny amounts. The mineral content being extremely high sets the stage for replenishing dietary deficiencies. Today more than ever before, diets are lacking essential trace minerals and micronutrients. Without the basic minerals, life cannot exist; without trace minerals, major deficiencies may develop. Lack of either will make it impossible for the body to maintain good health and function properly. In clay the minerals occur in natural proportion to one another encouraging their absorption in the intestinal tract. Natural “Calcium Montmorillonite” restores minerals in the tissues where they are needed. Furthermore, minerals are the carriers of the electrical potential in the cells which enable the hormones, vitamins, and enzymes to function properly.

As mentioned above “Living Clay” is known to have been used historically as an effective antibacterial in the treatment of dysentery, and as a means of decontaminating water. Presently it is being used internationally to clarify and balance small and large bodies of water. This is so because “Living Clay” particles are smaller than many bacteria; when bacteria encounters an environment abundant in clay it becomes surrounded by the clay, and imbedded in it. The immediate result is that the bacteria are unable to receive nourishment and cannot survive.

The dominant approach in health care today is from the viewpoint that considers the notion of parts. The diagnosis of illness is often arrived at by looking for a specific disease by relying on symptoms surfacing in an apparently localized part or parts of the body. Once identified a specific medication for a specific problem is applied. Only recently has medical science begun once again, to explore the idea that health problems surface as a result of disease in the whole system, not just one or more of the parts. The immune system intimately affects each organ on a fundamental level, which spans the boundaries of all the body’s vital functions.

This is critical to understanding the cause of chronic and degenerative disease. The body’s vital systems are dependent on each other. The presence of disease in any system impacts all systems. A lifestyle without substantial nutrition, sufficient rest, a proper balance of stress, and numerous other factors can weaken the immune system. Malfunction of the immune system leads to infectious disease. It is unrealistic to treat parts, and expect a whole result.

Because of its inherent healing properties, clay has long been recognized as a subject worthy of study. It is included as such, in many educational institutions today, which teach pharmacology, herbology, and nutrition. “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” is currently being utilized in hospitals outside of the United States where it has already proven its effectiveness. In recent years clay has become a topic of discussion in numerous publications. Recently more information has become available outlining the important role “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” can play in the recovery and maintenance of health. It has also been receiving significant recognition by the health care community, as a proven and much overlooked natural alternative remedy in the prevention and cure of disease.

Recent exposure has spurred the interest of people around the world, prompting them to seek out reliable high quality resources for clay. This well deserved notoriety is serving to educate the public about this natural healing agent, as a true “Miracle of Life”.

While “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” is a powerful nutrient and detoxifier it is important to recognize that it is a part of a total health care system. Healing benefits may result from internal and/or external clay applications. The clay may be ingested, applied as a poultice, and/or used in a bath. An appropriate lifestyle and the proper guidance of a health care practitioner are essential to one’s well being. Determining the most beneficial and appropriate application of “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay” is best discussed with someone familiar with its properties.

Natural medicines serve as catalysts triggering our bodies built in healing mechanisms as they work to restore health. I was prompted to write this article because of my personal experience with the far reaching healing powers of natural “Calcium Montmorillonite Clay”. My hope is that the information provided here will encourage others to consult with their respective health practitioners, in considering its use as a part of their daily health regime.

There are two types of bentonite clay, sodium and calcium. Sodium Bentonite clay should not be used for internal use because of its extreme swelling properties and it is geared towards commercial use. In your stomach, it will break apart with the acids and other liquids, but as it moves from the small intestine to the colon, it will become dehydrated by your body and it will clump back together. You will then have the unpleasant task of eliminating it. Or worse, it could become part of a constipation problem. In contrast, when you put a teaspoon of Calcium Montmorillonite clay into a glass of water, about half may fall to the bottom and half will stay suspended as a colloidal cloudiness. It will look milky. There is no clumping to worry about and stirring with a spoon is easy.
Another consideration with Sodium Bentonite is hinted at by its name...sodium. As if we don't get enough salt in our bodies, this clay is introducing more. In contrast calcium Bentonite has 2 or 3 times the calcium as sodium, and other pH balancing minerals such as potassium and magnesium to help your blood balance its electrolytes and keep you healthy.
Calicium bentonite clay is the form that is used for internal use. It absorbs but at a lesser degree vs. sodium. Calcium bentonite is not used in industrial applications."


Buy an ultra ventilated pure powder in a pharmacy.

Sold as Green clay, argile verte, Bentonite powder, etc.
Take a properly cleaned bottle made of glass, such as bottles used for fresh juices.

Add a spoonfull of clay.

Use a wood or plastic spoon! Never a metal spoon.
Fill the bottle with (non sparkly) mineral water and shake well.
Leave the bottle rest for a while and then drink either the lightly "clayed" water or shake and drink the more saturated "clayed" water.
For each person the dosage of clay is different. Drink one glass a day for 20 days to detoxify your system.

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