December 17, 2014

How to Take Bentonite Clay for Healing

Originally published 9/19/11
First, I want to say that you should NEVER take Sodium Bentonite clay. Yes, it is cheap, but it can build up in your intestines and cause blockages. Sodium Bentonite is used to stop leaks in industrial piping. Think about it. 

How do you know what kind of Bentonite you have? Put a tablespoon of clay into an 8 oz. glass of water and leave it for a few minutes. If it expands to 15 times its size, it's Sodium Bentonite. If it only expands to about twice its size, it's Calcium Bentonite.

You can read all about the benefits of using calcium Bentonite clay here. It isn't a commercial site, just a lot of information.

Start Slowly

Calcium bentonite clay contains silica, and some people are sensitive to it. The best way to start taking it for cleansing and healing is to dilute it and build up slowly. Always drink calcium Bentonite clay on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning or two hours after your last meal at night.

Add 1 tablespoon of calcium Bentonite to 8 ozs. of distilled water. Let it sit for 24 hours. Mix it well, and take out one teaspoon of that mixture and place it into 8 ozs. of distilled water. Drink that once a day for three days. On day four, you can drink the same mixture twice a day, once in the morning on an empty stomach, and once at night two hours after your last meal. Do this for four days, to make one week.

On week two, up the dosage to two teaspoons of the mixture once a day for three days, then twice a day for four days. Keep upping the mixture by one teaspoon every week until you get to the point where you are using 18 teaspoons (6 tablespoons) a day. At that point, you can simply mix 1 tsp. of  calcium Bentonite into 8 ozs. of distilled water and drink that every day on an empty stomach. Add 1/2 tsp. weekly until you work up to 1 tablespoon of calcium Bentonite in 8 ozs. of distilled water every day.

Drinking Additional Water and Fiber Requirements

Everyone knows that water is good for you. You need to drink at least half your body weight in ounces every day, which is difficult, no doubt. Caffeine drinks don't count as water, because they are diuretics that dehydrate you.

Calcium Bentonite can bind your intestines unless you drink enough water. It is recommended that after you drink your 8 ozs. of calcium bentonite mixture, you should drink another 8 ozs. of water or juice, then continue to drink your recommended amount of water during the day.

If you still get constipated, try taking some fiber with the Bentonite. Some people like to mix it with applesauce instead of drinking it. Some people eat oatmeal right after a dosage. You will read about what is called a P&B shake, which is calcium Bentonite and Psyllium husks. The problem with this is that Psyllium husks can rob your body of vitamins, and cause laxative dependence, so it's best to avoid this whenever possible. I've found that eating a bag of popcorn every night helps keep me pretty regular when I'm using the Bentonite. I haven't tried the applesauce, but many people find this works very well.

Where to Buy Calcium Bentonite Clay

I buy my clay on Amazon from Aztec Secrets. I suggest that if you are new to using Bentonite, you buy a small size first. If you don't like it, it can be used externally as well for masks and to draw impurities from your skin. It's a little over $10 + postage (free shipping with a $35 purchase or with Amazon Prime).

Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay, 1 lb clay


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