So I have a autoimmune disease called granuloma annulare and have a red raised itchy areas all over my body. My face, neck, bilateral arms, chest with some on my upper shoulders as well. Do u think bentonite clay will be beneficial to use to help soothe areas and draw out toxins? If so, pls tell me where to get organic (if there is such a thing) and how much to use to apply to body pls. Thanks in advance !
Thank you for the reply. How do you deal with all the saliva that the clay produces?
A.b. I use only clay. Mix a little bit with water to make "mud". Apply and leave it there a while. Rinse. I do it a few times a day.
I hope you are still around.Can you please tell me how you used the clay and apple cider vinegar protocol? I am extremely in debt and have no way to pay a dentist. This feels like an abscess. Thank you for your help and I truly mean that.
Interesting that. You do need to be careful and cautious with a new program.
I have been fighting candida overgrowth and parasite infection since 2014 with slow but definite success. However, the past 3 weeks I have been using Bentonite clay and the results have been very quick. The fatigue went within a week of ingesting the clay and bathing/soaking with it once a week. My pH has normalised and is going up. My moods have improved from near depression to happy/positive/hopeful nearly all the time.
I take a tablespoon in 700ml of water in the evening now, but the first week I took that morning and evening, and soaked in 1/4 cup of the clay in a tub of warm water once a week. I feel very good overall.
I also take 2 tablespoons of ACV, lemon juice and molasses in a 1 litre of water each morning too, plus 1 multi-vitamin tablets morning and evening, 2 magnesium tables 3 times a day.
I decided to take bentonite clay because I heard that it gets rid of toxins and helps IBS. I used a teaspoon in water once a day in the morning and by the second night I was so tired I slept great. I took it the next morning and the whole day I was so exhausted and felt flu-like symptoms and couldn't get out of bed all day and night. No one really talks about the toxic withdrawal from ingesting bentonite clay. I also have chronic fatigue and I should have took a lesser dose. I'm giving it a few days break and then I'm just going to start with a fourth of a teaspoon full a day. What do you think?
First Aid for Burns---and most everything else.
I keep a jar of bentonite paste on my kitchen counter because I occasionally get a bad burn when cooking. I slap on a gob of bentonite and the pain is gone instantly! Regardless of how bad the burn, there is no blistering. In the past, a burn on my arm (for instance), would still be very painful when taking a hot shower the next day! Not so, if you've applied some bentonite paste.
P.S. The paste never seems to go "bad" and still works perfectly after about 3 years on my kitchen counter.
In regards to clay and apple cider vinegar, each of these substances increases the alkaline level in the blood and body. Acidity in the body breaks it down, whereas alkalinity brings it up. As light orders all matter, the light level in the body (pH, meaning potential hydrogen, and the sun is a hydrogen star--can't get more light than that) it is showing how the natural things enhance the body to respond to its most natural method of healing.
May I ask how you were able to slowly grow back your tooth. What does your diet consist of? Can you please give a detailed description of what you eat everyday. Did you put the apple cider vinegar on your tooth to stop the infection? I would truly appreciate your response. Thank you!
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Mark from the UK you are thinking of Diatomaceous Earth, not Bentonite Clay which is a swelling clay. Calcium is for internal and Sodium is external. Drink plenty of water when taken internally. You start with a small amount to see how you react. Too much and you can have a severe detox reaction. When using the clay do not use metal spoons or bowls as the clay will absorb the metal and become ineffective.
I've had a broken tooth from a filling that has caused an abscess a couple of times (swollen jaw and gum too) using clay and Apple Cider Vinegar I've stoppped the infection both times and the tooth is slowly growing back. Fat soluble vitamins, clay and acidic foods are great for health in general and dental health. Blow off the fear mongering comments above...there are natural remedies that work even for painful infections.
Just bought a bottle of .... Betonite Clay from Whole Foods for detox. Suzanne Sommers also remarked on it saying to take a tsp or two in the morning. Well, the suggestion above to take a tsp with applesauce or yogurt sounds good...I will try it out. The brand is the one I have seen for years and it's the only brand I know of and just found in health food store. I hope your applesauce/yogurt suggestion works. Will let you all know.
Where to Find: Canada
While searching sources of clay I found there's a lot of sources but many deceptive with very little disclosure. The only site that I trust is the living clay site. Right on the label it states that you can eat it. The disclosure of information on this product was most welcome. The previous female owner was a teacher, probation officer and earned her bachelor of Science degree. The company was bought out by Nutrisudicals. The original owner Mrs. Peters lives in Texas and is 77 yrs. old. She wrote a book referencing living clay and her experiences. She does radio programs that you can schedule to participate in asking questions regarding living clay. A friend of mine wrote her a letter and Mrs. Peters called her. She stated that she's a wonderful women to talk to. I have been soaking my legs that had diabetic sores They are drying out and scabs form and eventually fall off. My legs are about 80% clear. The V.A. had me putting calamine compression bandaging but the results from soaking my legs for 15 minutes is very good for healing progress and less restrictive as compared to solo application. I also drink 1/2 tsp in water in the morning. I then wait an hour before I take meds. It is calcium bentonite. Since taking it internally I have moved from my recliner to sleeping a restful nights sleep in a bed. I'm waiting for my 3 month blood tests to compare for changes. I rarely found negatives on the net but only found positives from users.
Bentonite Clay Side Effects
There are several type of bentonite clay. If you are using it internally you must use the calcium bentonite clay. Typically bath clay is mostly sodium bentonite clay and is not the same. if you meant tablespoons ouch!!
ORH, good for you! How are you using it? Internally? Poultices? Any results yet?
Dear Robert Henry,
Thanks for sharing that! It is always interesting to learn new things about natural remedies!
~Mama to Many~
HI U MOMMA AND Msmg, , , , , , , , , , , this post is right up ya'lls alley as it is about the benefits of clay, which you both advocate. I use it for my gut, but this is beyond that. Quite interesting.
Yes. The calcium one is for digestion, not the sodium one.
Where to Find: Canada
I've been using the great plains bentonite detox daily for years. It cured the acid reflux issues I was having. Also, when I consume Alcohol, I tend to have little to no hangover, where prior to the bentonite, I would suffer from severe migraines after a night of fun. The hot ticket is being sure to hydrate while taking bentonite, as it will definitely dehydrate you.
Also, I noticed it will weaken medications, so take those well prior to your bentonite regimen. Some noted constipation while consuming this product, I have not had that or any other side effect associated with calcium bentonite. Drink plenty of water, and I think you'll agree, the benefits are wonderful and I was able to stop taking the body aching prilosec completely!
Thanks for clarifying.
Maria, on humans, we just leave it till it dries up and flakes off. I imagine you can do that on an animal. And if he licks at it, all the better! A small amount is good internally too.
Hi, can I apply clay paste to my cat who has allergies? his face gets so red and itchy. I was reading your post and you said to remove the mask before it dries up; doesn't it dry up right away?
Bentonite Clay Side Effects
Found a link.
Seems that sodium clay can be used in the bath as a soak but not for internal use.
Calcium clay is microscopicly rectangular in shape whist sodium clay is microscopically pyramid shaped, spikes I mentioned in previous post is when the pyramids clump together.
Bentonite Clay Side Effects
I disagree, the sodium clay is used in industrial applications mainly as a swimming pool additive, it has microscopic sharp spikes that if ingested is dangerous, the calcium clay is not microscopically sharp like the sodium.
The sodium clay used as a insect killer works by scratching cuts all over the insect including fleas which then prevents water holding in their bodies so they dehydrate and die without possible rehydration due to the spikes puncturing them full of holes.
I have been frantically warned from every store I brought from NOT to confuse with the pool grade sodium, if inhaled will cause respitory problems due to the micro spikes damaging yr airways. So stick with calcium clay and research difference between sodium and calcium clay.
Yes I just tried Bentonite Clay on my cold sore and it relieves the pain and swelling..but found putting it on dry..considering it is wet it dried it faster...I was hoping it would have healed it faster .. I put it on a cut cuz I have eczema and over night it was totally closed up...I have been telling people about it..never hurts to have options in an emergency..
1 more thing I couldn't find any info on putting it on cold sores...I was just informed when I got mine from the healthfood store that they have a lemon balm lip balm and it did work in taking the swelling down.
Yes, Yekara, Dave is right, you can just wet the clay and smear it on your skin.
Another thing you can try, since you seem to be in Jerusalem, is bathe in the Dead Sea as often as you can and take some mud and/or water home in a jar/bottle to apply on your skin when you're home. Careful though, it stings on open sores! You can water it down.
Re clay poultice...
I use Bentonite Clay. I just use a tablespoon and dissolve to a paste in warm purified water and apply....let dry. Wash off after 30 minutes.
You can google and find sources on line if not available locally.
Hi, If I want to use clay as a poultice for a very painful area of my body- in my case neck and shoulders, it feels like there is granulated stuff in there, shards of glass ( there is not literally glass inside of me, that is simply a description of what it feels like) what kind of clay do I use and how much or would a different kind of poultice be better?
please give me very clear directions and thank you. Yekara
Yekara, just take a clean old rag and put clay (any green clay should do) on it, a nice mound. Then wet it all, fold in the edges and put the smooth side on where it hurts/is gravely. Leave on, say, for an hour. In a few hours make a new one for an hour. You can use the same rag - washed out, but discard the used clay and wet a new mound. Hope this is clear.
Hi, how does one make a poulstice from bentonite or other clay. I want to use it on my shoulder and neck which hurts a lot, and feels like it has gravel and shards of glass in it.
What kind of clay do I use and how do I make the poulstice. thanks, Yekara
How to Use Bentonite Clay
A friend recommended I take Bentonite Clay for acid reflux, also high cholesterol. It was emphasised that no metal tools be used in connection with the clay powder, so I take two tablespoons of calcium bentonite clay powder and mix it with 500 mls fresh clean water in a glass jug mix with plastic or wooden spoon. Stand in the fridge over night. In the morning take any meds as normal and after two hours take the mix from the fridge and stir again then pour a quarter into a clean 500 ml glass and add water to fill the glass and drink I do this once a day and have had no nasty side effects and am beginning to experience good results with the reflux; only blood tests will tell if its helping the cholesterol levels. I do drink a lot of water during the day.
I believe all you are saying.... From feeling great and healed of an ailment to regreting having ever tried this. Just remember, if you get an adverse reaction due to any detoxing of the body, you are actually unleashing years of toxins within a very short period of time. This is very good. But the body is working very hard to eliminate these. That is why you will feel tired and worn out and sick. And yes, some will come down with a cold, or flu, or rash and hives, etc... What is happening is your body is exiting these harmful toxins that are spread out in your body, rather quickly, and this is the only way the body can get rid of them fast. The ingredients in any detox is the boost the body needs to have the stength to eliminate these bad toxins. These healing crises (as Dr. Bernard Jensen calls them) are to be welcomed! You are on the road to feeling like a whole new person after it passes! Do the reasearch, and see for yourself, how you don't feel better until you feel terrible first! I've experienced this first hand, these crises can take you from a wicked migraine, to a 4 day flu with fever, vomitting, chills, itchy rashes, bizare food cravings, etc... You name it! But these only last a brief time period. Some may not feel anything at all! Everyone reacts differently to any one detox because our bodies are all different, with different toxins inside, makeup and way of living over the years. I have even heard of some being so sick they had to be hospitalized. That's why these detoxes need to be aproached with respect because they really do work. Start slow with small doses and wait for a healing crisis to occur. If it doesn't happen, you may increase the dose a little. Listen to your body, it understands itself better than we do sometimes. Happy detoxing!
How to Use Bentonite Clay
I bought some betonite clay at Whole foods market for itchy skin that has no apparant cause. Came here looking for answers as to how to use external or internal. Confused! Product did not specify if calcium or sodium etc. however, was in Bulk food section of store... hhhmmmm Help!
From what I believe I have learned, some of you are wrong. The two types of clay are both ingestible. The Sodium is best because it absorbs the most toxins. The Calcium is not so good because it won't absorb much but I have seen it stated that the Calcium is better suited to enter your blood stream and cleanse that part of your body. So they both have a purpose. When people have problems it is proably because:
1.They aren't using food grade clay.
2.They are using too much to start off with.
3.They are using Sodium clay, which expands a lot, and not giving it eough time to absorb water and expand fully before drinking.
4. They aren't drinking lots of water after ingestion like recomended.
Try mixing it with water and letting it sit for hours before drinking. Afterwards drink a whole bunch of water.
I'm no genius but. Bentonite is suppose to bind with heavy metals. And iron is one of those heavy metals. When the skin turns red seemingly like magic, it is because I believe the bentonite clay attracts the iron rich blood to the surface. And interchanges with any toxins available to be absorbed. I love using bentonite clay on my skin. Internally. And in baths. Very great product made by mother earth!
I very much agree with Gene R. From Barrington, An abscessed tooth is NOT something to play around with. A good dentist is needed for this potentially dangerous condition and is very treatable by a good dentist. With timely care the tooth might be salvagable. And it may not be. The longer you wait for such care the less likely the tooth will be salvagable. In the GOOD OLD DAYS: the ONLY remedy was tooth extraction and this was what was done. Some conditions DO require timely care by a qualified doctor. An abscessed tooth is one of those conditions....Oscar
WARNING! You do NOT want to mess around with an abcessed tooth. They are extremely dangerous and must be treated quickly. The infection can, in a matter of a few hours, travel down the neck and into the heart or up into the brain. This is what used to kill people in the old days. DO NOT TAKE CHANCES WITH A TOOTH ABCESS!!! See a dentist ASAP! If you can't afford a dentist, try looking for free dental clinics in your area.
Bentonite Clay: Try it for acid reflux, it works! Mix 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon with 1/2 cup of water when you need it. It just seems to nuetralize the acid!
Make sure to take it 1 hour BEFORE you take your prescriptions & drink lots of water throughout the day. Hope this helps.
I had an allergic reaction to a depillatory lotion. Feeling like I couldn't wash it off entirely because my skin was so inflamed and sensitive, and remembering how absorbent bentonite clay is, I applied a paste to my skin. It felt very soothing, and when I washed it off about 30 minutes later, all the pain and most of the inflammation was gone.
A friend of mine had an allergic reaction to tea tree oil applied to her skin, and bentonite clay was very soothing.
Bentonite clay should be helpful in exposure to poison ivy and other botanical (or synthetic) irritants, as it would absorb the oils that cause a prolonged reaction because they are difficult to wash off.
If using BC for irritated skin, I recommend making sure that your clay is well-hydrated before applying; it should be a soft texture, like yogurt or mayonnaise. Otherwise, the clay is very sticky when first mixed into water, and might be difficult and painful to apply (I always have a jar of hydrated BC on hand, because I have found it helpful for acid reflux).
Also, wash the clay off before it dries, or soak off gently in a tub, to prevent over-drying or having to pull on or scrub the skin.
I took sodium bentonite clay - 6 ounces per day for 3 days and a several week old problem of pain in stomach from low acid production went away very quickly, still using HCL betaine and enyzme tablets. Day 4, I can eat normally. It seems to have helped with candida as well and my energy levels are up and muscle pains vastly improved. I got a good quality one and it is better than other clays for internal use because of the ADSORB quality. Google absorbtion and adsorption for clay and you will get the technical explanation! I used it as a face mask - fantastic! Had a bath in, makes skin very smooth. Using it on hair next! Pam
I took it last week, 1 tablespoonful, and had the exact reaction! I bought it already mixed in a bottle with directions to take it by mouth. I apparently doesn't agree with some people because I rarely get sick, much less to that degree. I might put it in my bath but no more ingesting it for me.
Ted is absolutely a genius. I really don't know where to begin about the calcium bentonite clay he suggested.
My fiance suffered a chemical burn wound years ago that resulted from exposure to Pregan Paste. After hundreds of skin grafts (and decades of suffering), the doctors could not seem to stop the burn wound from creating painful skin necrosis, over and over again. Her hand seemed to be sensitive to everything from sun to dish soap to topical ointments designed to stop burns, not create them.
Well, Ted suggested calcium bentonite clay as a topical clay paste to apply to her skin. Needless to say, we were terrified because it seemed that everything that touched her hand would cause necrosis and with every recurrence of necrosis, she risked amputation of her hand. I hate to admit that fear caused me to wait on trying this solution, but it did.
So, I opted to try it first on my acne. I have never had a chronic problem with acne, but over the last year, it had become a nighmare. Blemishes became open wounds, my face was covered in black heads and white heads. Aesthetically, it was awful. Physically, it was extremely painful.
I suppose I should have tried it in one place, but I placed 1 T. of the powder in a plastic bowl, 2 T. of water and another T. of clay on top. I did not mix it, but let it sit for 2 minutes. It formed a clay quickly and easily on its own.
I spread it all over my face and allowed it to dry. It was itchy and I could see my face turning quite red. I was a bit concerned, but trusted Ted's advice to leave it on until it dried and to apply it twice a day.
It's now been 48 hours and 6 mosquito bites disappeared from the evening before. No itching and no redness. Four significant wounds closed and I've not seen a new blemish appear, which has not been the case in months. It seems that calcium bentonite clay not only removes excess oil, dead skin cells and toxins, but also increases circulation, which speeds healing.
But what is more miraculous? My fiance's hand began to turn dark purple the same day I used the clay for the first time. This happens every few months and needless to say, we became terribly concerned. This color change usually signals the beginning stages of necrosis.
We kept an eye on it and the skin on her hand turned gray (her hand is the only place where there has been necrosis and her hand has been subject to hundreds of skin grafts and 2 skin flaps that were rejected). To say we were alarmed would be an understatement. We had to do something and do something fast. Until now, hyperbaric oxygen treatment had been our only option and it isn't easy to get an appointment within 24 hours, which is how fast we need for her to get the treatment.
Because we knew the impending future, we took a BIG chance and applied it directly to her hand. Normally, trying to put any kind of topical product yields painful, dreadful results. She gave it 30 min to an hour to dry and then we washed it off. Nervously, we checked her hand closely for the result...
Circulation returned, her hand became very red and she had no pain (usually she has a painful, tingling sensation that she describes as "something eating away at her hand from the inside"). Within an hour of washing the clay away, her normal, healthy skin color had returned and now, 24 hours later, she still has no pain and her skin is still the healthy, pink color it is supposed to be. Just one application of this simple clay, used AT HOME, kept her out of the hyperbaric chamber and more importantly, NO surgery! Necrosis reversed completely!
Ted, words really cannot express our gratitute. Calcium bentonite clay was something we'd never heard of and it has quickly begun to heal my acne, open wounds and reversed the onset of her necrosis by either removing toxins or increasing circulation, but probably the result of both.
We have decided that calcium bentonite clay is something we will always keep in the house. For bug bites, acne, wound healing, toxin removal, improvement of circulation - it's a must have for any household. It is available from many sources from the United States and around the world.
Here's to everyone's health and healing!
I have used bentonite clay in detoxes primarily geared toward colon cleansing using Dr. Bernard Jensen's Guide to Better Bowel Care and I have only seen positive results. This system uses various herbs and supplements, including psyllium husks and flax seed water to detoxify the body, get rid of old fecal matter and basically rid the body of many toxins over a period of at least 2 to 3 cycles of the program [this can take a year to complete them all.
I would suggest contacting a natural health practitioner or even your MD (the latter may suggest not doing it at all-often they can be wrong), but use your judgment since if you are already on various medications you may need to adapt this program or only use it if you are in fairly good health, but never stop taking your medication when on this program; however you may need to adapt it slightly. Why? This program has no food for about a week and your medication may require food. Additionally, if you take bentonite clay alone or without the proper amount of water it can have a negative side effect. This program mentions clay water which indicates it is water based or has added hydration which is completely necessary for this clay.
Hi, first, people NEED to know that you do NOT take Sodium Bentonite Clay Internally, you only take Calcium Bentonite Clay internally. Second, when your body goes through a detox you WILL get tired, the clay is flushing out the toxins in your body that you get from what you eat or drink, the air we breath, the cleaners we use etc. Until you get on the other side of that detox you will be exhausted. You will also have more energy after you detox, clean out your intestines and your blood etc. You NEED to drink PLENTY of water every day but especially when you detox or take Calcium Bentonite Clay internally, that's one reason you can't have a bowel movement or don't have regular ones. Our bodies are 75% water, that water NEEDS to be replaced on a daily basis, if you don't where are the toxins going to go, how will you flush them out and how will you keep your bowels moving... think about it :)
Where to Find: Canada
In order to get your clay, go to the health food stores on the Quebec side (Gatineau) and there you will find the best choice of clay. Clay has been used widely in Europe for many years and is still popular today, especially in France. The best clay actually comes from there. I love the health food stores in Quebec as they carry popular items from North America and from Europe.
Bentonite clay will remove "EVERYTHING" from your body. Our doctor suggested that my husband (at the time) use this to detox from smoking marijuana, because he had to be tested. I know, stupid move on his part!! Anyway, it worked. BUT, it will make you EXHAUSTED, and you have to take a multivitamin TWICE A DAY with it. The biggest thing is to DO YOUR HOMEWORK before trying something that someone just happened to suggest on a Web site. This is all anecdotal. It "may" work for you, but you have to read other information, too!!
My daughter has Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism. I gave her two "00" capsules of bentonite clay every day. She was 17 at the time. In less than a month, she had no more tactile issues (could not STAND the sensation of light touches among other tactile issues) AND had spontaneous empathy for strangers!!!! Something that does not happen with any form of autism that I know of!
The only caution is because she is a menstrating female, if she gets too much bentonite clay, she will occasionally go anemic. Iron, despite being needed by the body, is still a heavy metal. So we cut back when that happens. Now she only takes is maybe twice a week and we have not been having problems with anemia.
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You used the incorrect form of bentonite clay. 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. 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.
Where to Find: Canada
I live in Ottawa Canada. Does anyone know where I can Purchase Bentonite Clay? I understand that it has great healing remedies. I don't want to purchase on-line really, really bad experience with that.
OK- update... I am now wondering if it might have been a gallbladder or pancreatitis attack? Either that or Norovirus ( saw on the news was going around)... but I'm wondering if the clay could stimulate a gallbladder/ liver cleanse that would give symptoms like what I experienced...
Bentonite Clay Side Effects
OK- I THINK i had a severe reaction to bentonite clay... I was starting a cleanse 2 days ago- so had only juiced and eaten brown rice that day... I had some Bentonite I use for baths, ( I think it's the sodium one- but the person I bought it from claims he takes a tablespoon of it every day w/ no problems)and in the evening as an afterthought I added about 2 tsps. to my protein shake... it made it really thick so I added more water. I downed it and in about 3 hours I came down with the worst stomach cramping, diharea and vomiting I have EVER experienced... I mean tore-the-toiletpaper-holder-off-the-wall violent puking!!! It lasted for about 6 hours that severe- with a fever the entire time. The vomiting/ diharea subsided but my fever remained the rest of the day... am wondering if anyone has any ideas if this could've been severe detoxing, or reaction to the clay or stomach virus coincidence? I called poison control and they scared me to death about possibly rupturing my intestines, so I went to the DR the next afternoon and he basically sent me home with no advice (waste of $!!).
I am weak 2 days later and am still waiting on a bowel movement of any kind...? any input appreciated...
It will not remove a piece of titanium from your neck. It means, I think, that it will remove toxic metal molecules from your blood (or other body fluids perhaps) that you may have ingested by, for example, drinking water with metal residue in it, or maybe by breathing in a location where metals were in the air, or eating food that was grown in a location where metal had seeped into the soil, or by having your cavities filled with metal. I'm not an expert; this is how I understand it.