Eat Dirt! …. No Really, It’s Good for You

Dirt, Clay, Bentonite clay

Ever heard of Bentonite clay before? It is an all naturally earth-derived clay that has the incredible power to detoxify your body. It might sound down right crazy to drink literal dirt, but the benefits of this mineral packed volcanic clay are too countless to miss out on.

The reason for the name Bentonite is because this special clay is found in Fort Benton, Wyoming where it is harvested from the volcanic terrain. The French were the first who were onto this health secret getting their clay from Montmorillon, France. Clay has been used for thousands of years to help protect nomadic cultures from food poisoning. With the use of scientific technology we have been able to discover that the power of clay is even beyond it’s original use.

4bThe clay holds a specific ionic charge that is able to attract all of the toxins and heavy metals in your body and essentially squeegee them out your bottom end. Heavy metals and toxins have positively charged ions where as the clay has negatively charged ions. They bind together and flush out of your system leaving your insides squeaky clean.

Mixing the clay with water creates an alkaline substance. Acidic foods are harmful to your body’s internal ecosystem. Alkalizing allows your digestive system to de-stress helping to promote probiotic growth in the gut. This can prevent syndromes like “leaky gut” and help with constipation, as well as, IBS.

The clay also contains a plethora of different minerals like magnesium, calcium, silica, copper, iron and potassium that are difficult to get in a post-modern diet. The clay is not only ingestible, but it can also be used externally to cure psoriasis, rashes, and even unclog pores. It can be used in a bath to dispel toxins from your epidermis while you float and relax in the tub.

Rinsing with the clay or adding it to homemade toothpaste (if you are feeling extra crunchy) can help to remove bacteria and toxins from the tongue and gums. Some claim the clay helps to remineralize their teeth protecting them from cavities.  Many women add water to make a paste out of the clay and apply it like a face mask to draw the toxins directly form their facial pores, they allow it to harden for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.

So how often should you drink clay and how do you make this wondrous drinking concoction?

4aYou can drink it once daily if you’d like, but be sure to take with a good psyllium supplement to ensure the clay will not clog your colon.

  1. Put 1 teaspoon in a glass of water with a plastic top and shake furiously until it is a smooth drinkable substance
  2. Drink immediately

Be sure to never put any metal near your clay, this means no mixing it up with a metal utensil. The metal will mess with the clay’s natural ionic charge. Many people assume that more of something good makes it even better. As far as clay is concerned, it is not about the amount of clay you are ingesting, but the amount of water that is set to the clay’s charge. Once the clay is in water in your intestines it will naturally expand, you do not need more clay to get more benefits.

Many users like to do a two week long cleanse of the clay accompanied by probiotic supplements, fiber supplements, and oil of oregano tincture to do a little spring cleaning and create a good environment for good gut bacteria proliferate and bad bacteria or viruses die off. No matter which way you use Bentonite clay; it is a great, inexpensive addition to any medicine cabinet helping with skin conditions, stomach problems, detoxes, and oral health.

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