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The Clay Cure
by Ran Knishinsky


Complete info on clay as a supplement is effective against many illnesses.  Complete info on choosing the right clay and how to use it for specific ailments.  Discusses the science and history of clay ingestion and its nutritional value. 

Living Clay
by PerryA~



Calcium Bentonite Clay – history & uses, and what it can do for you!  Perry A~ is a motivational speaker who in 1995 experienced the miracle of Living Clay for herself. She has since dedicated her life to sharing her knowledge of it. 


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The History of Healing Clay

Clay is essentially volcanic ash. There are about 7 types of clay, but only the smectite types absorb internally significantly. There are three major categories of smectitie clay: Calcium Bentonite, Sodium Bentonite, and Magnesium Bentonite. Sodium is not as healthful if ingested, and Calcium Bentonite seems to absorb and adsorb the best with no negative effects. Sodium Bentonite Clays usually have to be mixed with an acid like apple cider vinegar to mitigate the negative effects of the sodium. Sodium clays are typically used for industrial use.

Calcium Bentonite is the superior clay in all ways, and is the subject of our article.

There are many Calcium Bentonites available on the market today, which vary according to purity. The names Bentonite, Montmorillonite, and Pascalite are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to edible Calcium Bentonite Clays belonging to the smectite family of clays.

Many Calcium Bentonite clays are referred to as “living clays” as they are loaded with minerals that help organisms producte enzymes. These living calcium clays are the best clays for ingestion by humans, animals, and plants and to add to soil.  Check your product labels.  We recommend a pure, Calcium Bentonite Clay with a fine mesh (325 is best)

Clay have been used for healing for thousands of years.  Even before recorded history, humans have used clays to heal externally and internally to cure illnesses and to foster health. Native tribes in the high Andes, central Africa and the Aborigines of Australia used clay as a staple in their diet, and as a supplement for healing purposes.

In the second century A.D., Galen, a famous Greek philosopher and physician, recorded the use of clay by sick or injured animals. He recorded many cases of internal and external uses of clay in his treatise on clay therapy.  In ancient Arabia, Avicena, the “Prince of Doctors”, taught his students about clay therapy. 

Dioscorides, a Greek considered to be the engineer of medicine for the Roman Empire, claimed “God-like Intelligence” for clay used for therapeutic purposes.

The Essenes (authors of the dead Sea Scrolls) used clay for natural healing of many illnesses and injuries, and there are Biblical references to the healing powers of clay.

Clay was used by the Amargosian Indians (who preceded the Aztecs) and the natives of Mexico, and Central and South America.  North American Indians used clay for food, body purification, healing, in ceremonial events and for trading with other tribes. 

Early French culture used clay for nutrition and medicine, and for trading. They used clay because of its healing effect on gum diseases, ulcers, rashes, dysentery, hemorrhoids, infected wounds and bites.

The 19th century German naturopath, Sebastian Kneipp, and naturalist Adolph Just, used clay therapy as holistic medicine, and spoke highly of it because of the fantastic results they got with it.

Early in the 20th century, Julius Stump, a famous Berlin Physician, used clay therapy to treat Asiatic cholera, with great results. In the same time period, Dr. Meyer Camberg, used green clay to neutralize arsenic poisoning.  In the 1st World War, German physicians used clay therapy to counter food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and wound infections on troops for both sides, reducing deaths greatly.

During World War 1, Russian soldiers were given 200 grams of clay with their rations. The French added clay to mustard in several regiments, and those regiments didn't undergo the dysentery which ravaged other regiments.

Modern man is just now beginning to learn of the miraculous healing properties of Calcium Bentonite Clay. Russian scientists used clay to protect from radiation when working with nuclear material. Because clay adsorbs radiation so well, Bentonite Clay was dumped into the Chernobyl reactors after the nuclear meltdown.  Today, osteopaths, naturopaths, and other health professionals using alternative medicine, are recommending Bentonite clay to their patients for detoxification and for illnesses and injuries.


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  • An alkaline pH of 9.7

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  • Draws very strongly.  Swells to 3 times with a heavy drawing power. 1 lb of dry powder clay makes 3 pounds when Hydrated with water.

  • No smell or taste.

  • It's great to Detox on the skin & it increases blood circulation.

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