following excerpts are from Perry A~ Arledge's upcoming book, Calcium
Bentonite Clay, Nature's Pathway to Healing.
What is Calcium Bentonite Clay
How to Mix and Use a Triple
Swelling Calcium Bentonite Clay for Multiple Uses
IS CALCIUM BENTONITE CLAY?
It is difficult
to know where to start in introducing readers to Calcium
Bentonite Clay. So
let’s start with what it is first.
clay is volcanic ash, the core of Mother Earth with all the
impurities burned out from the tremendous heat of a volcanic
eruption. The clay particle is made up of 60-80 trace minerals,
fused together by heat and charged with a powerful
electromagnetic energy and a strong negative ionic charge. When
a volcano erupts and the lava flows down the side of the
volcanic cone, the ash is blown high into the sky. Slowly it
settles to the ground, sometimes nearby, sometimes hundreds of
miles away, and in extreme cases it can encircle the globe.
Volcanic ash landing in inland lakes and seas evolves over
millions of years into various stages of Bentonite clay maturity
and Montmorillonite clays are from the Smectite family of clays,
which is known for its remarkable ability to change. The
Cures makes several references to clays being alive or a
living earth. Louis Kervran’s book Biological
that clays contain beneficial living microorganisms and that
with the help of enzymes, clays can make chemical
interconversions that sustain life. Since Smectite clays are 2:1
layer clays that expand and have the largest surface area and
the highest Cation Exchange Capacity, I refer to them as
“living clays” because of this ability to make changes. A
rock, on the other hand, is incapable of transforming itself
from within. It can only change from outside influences
including weathering by heat, wind and water.
Smectite or living clay is one capable of change through
balancing, transforming, stimulating and the interactive
exchanging of elements and energy. A rock, on the other hand, is
incapable of transforming itself from within. It can only
change from outside influences including weathering by heat,
wind and water.
Clay as a Catalyst
Clay acts as a
catalyst and assists the body in returning to and maintaining a
state of balance and well-being through amazing processes that
are not fully understood. As a catalyst, it provides activation
energy to the body. A catalyst is an agent that provokes or
speeds significant change or action. Without the help of a
the amount of energy needed to spark a
particular reaction is high. When the catalyst
is present, the activation energy is lowered, making the
reaction happen more efficiently. Unlike other reagents,
substances that produce a chemical reaction, a catalyst is not
consumed by the reaction itself. It generally works by either
changing the structure of a
molecule or by bonding to reactant molecules, causing them to
combine, react and release a
product or energy.
or assistants. They consist of various types of proteins that
work to drive the chemical reaction required for a specific
action or nutrient. Enzymes might be the factors that give clay
its amazing and unexplained abilities. “Enzymes
are large biological molecules responsible for the thousands of
chemical interconversions that sustain life. They are highly
selective catalysts, greatly accelerating both the rate and
specificity of metabolic reactions, from the digestion of food
to the synthesis of DNA. Enzymes catalyze the forward and
backward reactions equally. They do not alter the equilibrium
itself, but only the speed at which it is reached.” (Wikipedia)
fact is because of clay’s multifaceted nature, understanding
the mechanics of clay is still a mystery to researchers,
biologists, chemists, physicists and healers.
TO MIX AND USE A TRIPLE SWELLING CALCIUM BENTONITE CLAY FOR
TO MIX FOR CLAY BATHS
a blender to 3 cups of water, add 1-2 cups of dry clay cover
with more water until within an inch of the top. Blend on
high for 30 seconds.
the mixture into the bath tub and rinse the blender with
water. Before getting into the bath wash the blades of your
for 20-30 minutes submerging as much of the body as
possible. Keep the water circulating by stirring.
Relax and enjoy.
need to rinse off, just dry off and notice how soft you skin
feels. Baths in the evening are preferred for a good
TO MIX LIQUID CLAY
a blender put 4 cups of water and add I/2 cup Detox Powder
on high for 30 seconds
into a quart a glass or food grade plastic bottle with a
blender blades of clay residue.
clay does not need to be refrigerated and will keep for many
months. Take the suggest amount for your needs.
protocol most frequently suggested by practitioners is: Drink 2
oz. of liquid clay 3 times a day for 21 days, preferably on an
empty stomach if you want the best cleansing effects. After 21
days find your maintenance level. After the initial cleanse the
clay may be taken any time with or without food. One size does
not fit all. If you have serious digestive issues you can
gradually increase your amounts up 8 oz 3 times a day if needed.
Always consult professional medical advice for specific
IF TAKING MEDICATIONS
with your pharmacist to determine whether clay will interfere
with any medications. Ask your pharmacist how long it takes for
the body to absorb the medication. Then allow that time to pass
between taking your medication and the clay.
for Using Liquid Clay Internally
clean, properly functioning digestive tract is paramount to our
well-being. For internal cleansing and daily detoxing, take clay
daily. Doing so will get your intestines clean and keep them
that way. It is important to take it in a liquid form rather
than in a tablet or capsule. Liquefied Calcium Bentonite may be
purchased or made from the clay powder. Clay begins working in
the mouth, and the life force energy of the clay will resonate
with all the cells of the body immediately. By taking it in
capsule or pill form, you will miss the benefits to the mouth,
gums and esophagus. In addition, it will take fluids from the
body to fully hydrate. In a liquid or fully hydrated form, it is
activated and ready to work immediately.
is not understood what gives most people three good bowel
movements a day and others get constipated and some even have
diarrhea. If constipation occurs, you need to keep drinking the
clay and take whatever you use to keep your janitorial services
working until the colon is cleaned out. Taking over-the-counter
magnesium tablets of 250 mg is a gentle solution. For diarrhea
you may need to bulk up with fiber or psyllium husk. After being
on the psyllium for a week, take a good probiotic to rebuild the
TO MAKE A CLAY MASK
a blender add 3 cups of water to 1 cup of clay. Blend on
high 30 seconds. Be sure to wash the metal blades soon after
into an air tight food grade plastic or glass container with
a plastic lid.
the mixture to stand for 15 minutes with lid slightly
loosened to vent and allow for expansion.
for topical applications.
clay mask is excellent for facials, pulling out infections, deep
cleaning pores, reducing inflammation and swelling, pulling out
irritating venom from insect bites, stimulating circulation and
alkalizing the skin. It also softens and exfoliates the skin.
poultice is a thick application of topical clay mask to an area
for things such as open wounds, burns, rashes, broken bones, and
arthritic joints, back pain due to slipped disks, pinched
nerves, toenail fungus, eye irritations, boils, sprains,
migraine headaches and problems with body organs. It is held in
place with a plastic wrap. Clay poultices should be ½ to ¾ of
an inch thick. In most cases a poultice can be left on for 2 to
4 hours or all night. If used to stimulate a body organ, leave
on for 30 minutes to an hour. In some cases such as sinus
infections, toenail fungus, sprains or bruises, apply the clay
and leave it uncovered to dry.
areas of the body are difficult to wrap. Glad Press’n Seal
works well on these cases. It is in the grocery store next to
the Saran wrap and foils. Cut a square or strip of Glad
Press’n Seal larger than the area you want to put it on. On
the sticky side put on an ample amount of the clay mask. Put the
clay directly over the problem area and press the dry edges of
the sticky side to the skin to hold in place.
an Eye Poultice
the clay mask thickly over a circular cotton pad and apply
to the closed eyelid.
in place for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently wash off.
minor irritations, pour the liquid clay on the cotton pad
and apply to eyes.
is very soothing and will relieve itching and reduce swelling
from allergic reactions. This is an excellent treatment for a
Eye Wash Solution
make a clay eye wash solution: In a glass jar add 1
tablespoon of liquid clay with 4 ounces of eye wash solution
the solution into a clean bottle to use in an eye cup or as
eye drops daily as needed.
sure to get eye wash and not lens cleaner. Some references are:
& Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Eye Wash
for Fresh Eyes- Eye Wash
Soothing Eye Wash