Why don’t I recommend using bentonite clay when detoxing?
Because it’s the wrong type of claywhen detoxing internally. Bentonite clay plugs your body’s plumbing – the French Green clay, and the other Illite clays – clean your pipes, and keep your plumbing flowing because they do not harden or swell.
It is well known in my environmental circles that Bentonite clay can harden inside of your body, which can actually block the elimination of toxins. The Illite clays, like French Green clay, powder when they dry, and they do NOT harden inside of your body.
The USA has approved bentonite clay as safe to be ingested, but the US FDA doesn’t even know about French Green clay, which is designated as Food Grade in France and throughout Europe.
We have it backwards in America. Surprised?
Bentonite Plugs The Pipes
I was first introduced to how Bentonite hardens inside of the body when I used Bentonite to plug drill holes in oil well pipes.
Bentonite clays do contain several minerals, including aluminum, calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium, and this is a positive.
When drilling an oil well, you typically drill into the ground hundreds of feet down. If a pipe breaks deep in the ground, you don’t want to pull out hundreds of feet of pipe to replace the break, if you can avoid it. So, the way to easily plug the hole or repair the break is to inject Bentonite clay down the drill hole, and it then swells and hardens to the point of plugging the hole or the break.
When exposed to water, Bentonite swells considerably, making it ideal for protecting underground oil formations from the other drilling fluids from bleeding into the oil. Bentonite is mainly used as circulation mud in rotary drilling systems. Bentonite’s chief purpose as a drilling mud is to lubricate and to cool the cutting bits, to carry away cut rock fragments, and to act as a seal against the escape of gas from the bore hole. The Bentonite fluids prevent the hole from blowing out, and condition the wall of the drill hole to prevent caving-in.
And you want to put this form of clay into your body?
I don’t recommend it for internal use – unless you are drilling for oil, that is.
French Green Clay
French Green Illite clay is a non-swelling clay. It is sometimes called “marine clay” because the quarries in France are actually ancient marine beds. This means that Illite clays are rich in minerals from plant matter. Illite clays have a very high adsorption capability, so Illites act like a magnet for toxins. In my opinion, French Green clay is the best detoxifying remedy available in nature.
Green clay contains a cornucopia of valuable essential elements from plant materials, such as mineral oxides, magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, copper, and selenium.
Illite clays do not swell or harden, like Montmorillonite clays. (Bentonite is a Montmorillonite clay.)
So, there you have it. If using a detox clay internally, I recommend the Illite clays over the Bentonite Montmorillonite clays when using internally.
If you’d like to learn more about detoxing and the healthy clays, read my Detox eBook, which includes my educational Video Series. In the next few weeks, I will be launching a new program – I am forming an Inner Circle Private Membership where I can spend more time, care, and effort helping others learn about detoxing. The support group helps others share their experiences, and concerns, and offers a more personal guidance when adopting a detox program as a permanent lifestyle change.
Detoxing is serious business to me, and I feel it will change your life – and health – for the better.
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