Magnetic Calcium Bentonite
"Eight Ounces - This is Hydrated (Wet)"
PH - 9.6
24 to 1 Drawing Power (Ionic Rate)
A unique Calcium Bentonite clay which is the only known cure for a brown recluse spider bite. Indian Clay has healed many skin problems including ulcers and gangrene. It has even healed eye cataracts!!!
Indian Clay is a unique Calcium Bentonite Clay with amazing properties. It is the only known cure for a spider bite from the brown recluse spider, as testified by a doctor in court. (The powder was put on the wound and kept wet as a poultice). This Calcium Bentonite Clay has healed many different skin problems, such as ulcers, and has even healed eye cataracts.
Indian Clay was gifted to Humanity by Nature. Known to the American Indians as EE-WAY-KEE - The Earth That Heals -
Found only in Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains, Indian Clay exists as an 18" vein of dense, light gray Calcium Bentonite Clay. It is super rich in organically assimilated minerals and trace elements.
Stories about people who have used Indian Clay:
The brown recluse spider has caused deaths and there has been no treatment for it up until recently. In court the doctor gave evidence of Indian Clay healing the necrotic wounds from spider bites of the brown recluse spider.
A woman suffering from eye cataracts and threatened loss of sight was advised by a psychic to use water filtered through Indian Clay as eye drops, combining this treatment with Indian Clay paste on the eyelids. The psychic did not know of Indian Clay by name, referring to it as a 'white clay in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming', and it was some time before the woman was able to get an address and secure the Indian Clay. She reports the treatment was effective, the eye cataracts dissolving. Two other persons have reported similar results with eye cataracts.
``I just wanted to say thanks so much for the clay you sent to us Stephanie. This week, I had a really large painful ulcer on my gums and was almost to the point of taking anti-biotics (Me, take anti-biotics? Yuck). Anyway, I was feeling pretty miserable and then I remembered the clay and after one afternoon and one night of having the clay next to my gum, Viola it’s gone. Thanks heaps. Sahaja. The Best Health Center. www.besthealth.com.au
One person taking two capsules of powder by mouth four times a day reported that all symptoms of an active ulcer and hyperacidity were gone in 7 days.
Linda Hayden, D.C., from Montesano, California wrote, "A friend gave me a small amount - my boyfriend had skin cancer on his hand for two years he could not get rid of. In about a week, using it, (the skin cancer) was gone."
A wet pack applied to corns and calluses on and between the toes was left on 3 days, then changed and left on 3 more days. All symptoms were relieved and the corns had disappeared.
Eczema, treated by 'everything' for 10 years, responded within 2 days to treatment by Indian Clay, and in 1 week the hands were normal!
Used as a water-and-Indian Clay pack on the face and arms of an explosion-burn victim, it relieved the pain ALMOST IMMEDIATELY and these areas did not blister. The hands, given conventional treatment, did blister.
On August 23 1977 Mrs. Kitt Nelson of Scottsdale, Arizona, reported, "Our 22 year old daughter came down with the chicken pox which nearly drove her crazy because of the itching and irritation. The calamine lotion gave only little relief. In desperation, I mixed some of it (Indian Clay) with water - and applied it to her body. In a matter or hours, the healing set in and she had complete rest and relief. Her recovery was fast and her skin remained lovely - the pox left no scars, which was a miracle."
Used in powder form, it has cleared skin problems such as diaper rash overnight.
Three individuals stated under oath that topical use of Indian Clay paste had removed all symptoms of hemorrhoids in 2 to 4 nightly applications. Many others have reported similar results in its use for pile, rectal fissures and related conditions.
Sally Moulder, registered nurse, coincidentally also of Yuba City, on July 28 1977 wrote. "It has brought about an improvement in my condition of hypoglycemia by lessening the internal tremors and permitting me to go for longer periods without having to eat to keep my blood sugar up."
Nell Coates of Amboy, Washington, explained in her letter of how Indian Clay cured her psoriasis. Her doctors said there was "no known cure for it and gave me a list of things to purchase. After getting home and thinking about it, she decided it was too expensive for something that wouldn't work anyway. Instead she ordered a pound of Indian Clay, mixed it with water to make a thick paste and applied this to the spots. When it dried, she washed it off with warm water, applied peroxide with a cotton ball, rinsed this off and held a 250 watt light close enough that the heat dried it. At night she applied the paste and wrapped her legs in plastic and let it dry more gradually. She began this treatment in May of 1970 and continued through to August - by then she didn't have even a scar left."
A man suffering from a case of penile Herpes Simplex first used the expensive cream prescribed by his doctor, but to no avail; the infection spread. He turned to a mixture of Indian Clay and honey and within 3 days the swelling had disappeared and within an additional week "blisters, catering, necrosis and suppuration had healed over with fresh pink flesh." When it appeared again the following year, he "nipped it in the bud by using mere tap water added to Indian Clay and within 7 days it was all healed, and the original blisters never spread as before, and the amount of pain was this time almost negible. The skin is healthy, pink and unscarred.
It appears to have very good germicidal abilities. A solution of 2 ounces of powdered Indian Clay in one gallon of water used to wash two walls of a hospital room showed a sterile culture 4 days after washing. The other walls, washed by the conventional method, showed daily contamination.
A woman, who was taking 3 capsules of Indian Clay daily, reported that a place on her scalp damaged several years previously by a hair preparation was now growing new hair by using Indian Clay applied directly to the scalp.
On September 25 1977, Mrs. Beverly Aspelin of Yuba City, California wrote, "…I have been taking it for three weeks and it has really helped me. It has almost gotten rid of all my pain and I am back at work for the first time in six months."
A sufferer from an advanced stage of pyorrhea was told by her dentist that she should have all her teeth extracted! She began to use cotton pads soaked in a Indian Clay -and-water solution, applying them between gums and cheeks at night. Her dentist later found the pyorrhea gone; and now, 10 years later, teeth and gums are in better condition than originally.
Documentary support of all statements exists.
In addition to its other abilities, Indian Clay has been shown to be an anesthetic. Many users have reported almost immediate cessation of pain following its application in paste form to the areas.
Once was when a boy was covered in bee stings. The other was when gangrene spread right up the leg. In both cases, applications of totally covering the area in wet Indian Clay, plus a wet towel, plus a dry towel on top helped the people to heal.
A Vietnam veteran, returning home a hopeless addict and alcoholic, so desperate that he contemplated suicide, and was willing to try anything, was persuaded to take some Indian Clay internally. He noticed from the first day that he began drinking Indian Clay and water, his compulsion to drink slowly left him. Shortly his life did a complete turn-around. He not only lost his alcohol dependency, but also his addiction to dope.
He then met another Vietnam vet suffering the same double addiction. He got the fellow to use Indian Clay as well, and the results were the same!
Indian Clay is reported to have ability as a pain killer. Toothache victims and others have remarked this, almost immediately after application of Indian Clay paste.
Many beauticians state that it has no equal as a facial conditioner. They report that its skin-tightening effects when used on the face is so strong as to be almost painful. It has been reported that when Indian Clay pulls the red blood cells to the skin surface, leaving your face temporarily red, it has done its job. Therefore, Indian Clay is an unusually effective cleanser, to remove deeply-embedded grime, leaving the skin clean, fresh and healthily glowing.
What is Indian Clay?
Indian Clay is a rare calcium bentonite, formed thirty million years ago as the froth and foam of the fiery and convulsive era atop the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. Over the centuries, it captured the calcium from the limestone formation, and many other minerals (now known to be vital to life) in trace amounts migrated into it - manganese, cobalt, copper etc. Slowly cooling temperatures converted these to oxides, readily absorbed in the human metabolism. It was further enriched by abundant plant life, and tissues, bones, hides and hair of many prehistoric animals, adding their proteins and amino acids.
Indian Clay is hand mined underground to avoiding contamination, and then solar dried in the high mountain to preserve its apparent antibiotic qualities. It is then turned into powder to make it readily usable for both internal and external purposes.
Please do not confuse Indian Clay with ordinary clays such as bentonite clay, Jordan clay or French green clay. Though listed as a calcium bentonite, at least one government agent has hinted it may well be an as-yet-unidentified material outside the scope of present knowledge. Dr Walter Bennett, Ph.D., who investigated it in depth, stated it was still "a very mysterious substance".
One research group gives a possible explanation as to why Indian Clay differs from other clays. It lies relatively near the famous, mysterious Big Horn Medicine Wheel, which dates back to antiquity. "We feel medicine wheels were built on vortex areas where earth energies surface intensely, and the Indian Clay contains that same intense energy."
As to the mineral makeup of Indian Clay, chemical analysis confirms Silicon, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Titanium, Sodium, Chromium, Copper, Aluminum, Manganese, Barium, Cobalt, Boron, Potassium, Vanadium, Nickel, Cadmium, Gallium, Strontium, Phosphorus and Zirconium. Some elements in Indian Clay which have established medicinal are Aluminum, Titanium, Barium, Cadmium, Strontium and Zirconium. It also has Nickel and Gallium. Nickel is highly suspected as essential to life processes, and Gallium has no known toxicity to man or beast. Considering the mineral composition and the soluble forms available, Indian Clay is a valuable food supplement and has extra-ordinary qualities as relates to nutrition and health.
One mineral that a lot of people neglect is silica. It is now recognized as vital to living tissue. It is found in Indian Clay as silicate and silicon. In the body, silica occurs as collagen, a connective tissue covering the brain, spinal cord and the nerve systems. It is an essential part of hair, skin and nails. Some researchers have hinted that a lack of silica may be one cause of poor memory.
The great importance of iron to life is well established. Indian Clay provides an abundance of iron as oxides, readily usable in the body.
Indian Clay also offers that sometimes scant, but vital, mineral magnesium, the great importance of which is now recognized. It is reported to be involved in virtually every cellular activity. With aluminum, it helps regulate the digestive system, controls both diarrhea and constipation. It joins with calcium in the prevention of kidney stones. It has a hand in regulating blood sugar. It is important in the maintenance of balance between sodium, calcium and potassium. Some investigators feel that people living in soft water areas may be unaware sufferers of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium exists in Indian Clay as magnesium oxide.
The benefits of using Indian Clay appear to be partly due to the synergy of its various compounds. What is synergy? It is where the sum of the total is more than the sum of the parts considered individually. E.g. 2+2 may not equal 4. It may equal 5, or 6, or 7 or much larger. An example - No one could foresee that combining soft copper with even softer tin could and does produce stiff, hard, resilient bronze. Often there is a 'magic' in nature when you combine a number of things together - an extra "something" appears. This is synergy. This extra "something" is what you get when you eat whole foods, as opposed to individual supplements.
Dr Bennett says that results from the use of this natural material suggests a synergism which is not completely understood. "The multiple, complex inter-dependencies of the elements involved suggest many important facts about the role and inter-relations of metal ions in nutrition, health and disease. It is well understood that a wide variety of metal lo-enzymes is required for the successful function of living organisms.
Some of its minerals occur in trace amounts. However, their presence in Indian Clay certainly has some part in the final results, and must be reckoned in its evaluation. Dr Bennett states, "The fact that amounts are small, and that even requirements are for minute quantities, in no way diminishes their great importance."
Indian Clay is used both internally and externally. For internal use Indian Clay is available in powder and tablets.
Since its distribution as "Life Mud" in the 1930s, users of Indian Clay have reported many dramatic health enhancing results from this enigmatic substance. Indian Clay has been found to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans.
Users of Indian Clay have reported that using it has helped to heal (among other things) skin problems, pain, burns, ulcers, spider bites from the brown recluse spider, facial sores, rashes, skin cancer, wrinkles, acne, eczema, itching, athlete's foot, corns, planter's warts, eye troubles, arthritis, gangrene, skin fungus, psoriasis and breast cancer.
PLEASE NOTE: People seem to benefit from Indian Clay primarily when it is WET. If you apply it externally, it seems to be best to cover it with glad wrap (plastic wrap) or wet cotton wool and/or wet bandages to keep it wet as long as possible.
The Indian Clay Story
Before the coming of Europeans, Native Americans from such tribes as the Crow, Arapahoe, Shoshone, Blackfoot and Sioux were aware of a strange white clay to which they attributed healing power, calling it "Ee-Wah-Kee" -- The Mud That Heals.
The story of Ee-Wah-Kee is fascinating. An old newspaper story describes an event that occurred during the final buffalo hunt of the noted Shoshone Chief, Washakie, about 1888. A white newspaperman accompanied the Shoshones on this hunt, and fell ill. Washakie's medicine man chanted incantations, rubbed the sick man with herbs, and made him drink some water in which a whitish clay was dissolved. The reporter drank the mixture, slept for several hours, and awoke feeling completely well. Testimonies of the clay's mysterious usefulness for a wide variety of uses have spread widely since then.
The clay is now called Indian Clay a French-Canadian trapper and prospector, Emile Pascal, who first began mining it. Pascal, trapping in the Big Horn Mountains about 1930, found his badly chapped hands healed quickly when plastered with Indian Clay. He tried it on his face for snow burn, and was amazed at the result. He filed a mining claim and began telling people about the white mud Eventually Indian Clay would be used in soap and toothpaste, applied as a poultice to insect bites, sunburns, infections, cold sores and acne, and as a suppository for hemorrhoids. Users found it a potent skin cleanser and conditioner, drank it for heartburn and ulcers and swallowed capsules of Indian Clay as a natural mineral and dietary supplement. Ranchers and veterinarians applied it to wounds and infections on livestock. Testimonies of the clay's medical and cosmetic usefulness spread. It has been used locally for sixty years, and, increasingly, world-wide as a natural, homeopathic remedy for what ails you.
Indian Clay is a rare calcium bentonite, formed thirty million years ago as the froth and foam of the fiery and convulsive era atop the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. Over the centuries, it captured the calcium from that limestone formation, and many other minerals (now known to be vital to life) in trace amounts migrated into it --manganese, cobalt, copper, etc... Slowly cooling temperatures converted these to oxides, readily absorbed in the human metabolism. It was further enriched by abundant plant life, and tissues, bones, hides, and hair of many prehistoric animals, adding their proteins and amino acids.
The valley near the top of the Big Horn Mountains, South Paint Rock Valley, was for a vast period of time a favorite camping ground and arrow-chipping ground for various Indian tribes - the Crows, Arapahos, Shoshones, Blackfoot and Sioux. They knew about and used Indian Clay, which they called "Ee-Wah-Kee" ("The -Mud-That-Heals").
Some tribes even offered it for bartering purposes at the various rendezvous, such as the Green River Rendezvous, where trappers, traders and Indians all congregated once a year to trade furs.
Indian Clay was unknown to the white man until Emile Pascal, a trapper, found it by accident about 1930. He accidentally got his badly chapped hands coated withIndian Clay and he noticed that his hands improved, and with continued use of the clay, healed. Pascal filed mining claims on it, and his friends began using it at his urging.
Helps Remove Radiation, Chemicals, Mercury, Lead & More
This is the same Bentonite Clay that detox crews use to detox people of Radiation, Chemicals, Mercury, Lead, & Others. This Special Bentonite Clay is harder to come by and more expensive than regular bentonite clay. It's specially designed to detoxify heavy metals and chemicals out of the body. Our bodies absorb many dangerous chemicals overtime directly through the skin. This special bentonite clay detox’s the body of many heavy metals and poisons especially from areas where you are exposed to smog. Many people have reported feeling much better after only a couple baths utilizing this product.
It also brings back youthful characteristics of the skin in my experience much better than the mud baths to which a lot of people swear by. It's the magnetic bentonite clay in the mud bath that is the active ingredient that helps with youthfulness and clear up skin conditions.
It is recommended to use approximately 1lb Indian Clay to every 20 gallons of very warm water and to soak at least 15 to 20 minutes.
Natural Bentonite Clay
Origin, mineralogy and properties
Bentonite Formation - Millions of years ago, during the Cretaceous period, the western United States experienced extensive volcanic activity due to the tectonic convergence of the North American and Pacific plates. During long periods of eruptions, immeasurable amounts of ash were disgorged into the prevailing easterly winds as the Pacific plate was forced under the North American plate deep into the earth's crust. Over millions of years, the ash was repeatedly deposited in the mineral rich Mowry Sea and inter bedded with eroded silts and sediments. Slowly, the glass component of the ash was chemically altered in these low energy marine environments and consolidated into distinct layers of clay, often associated with Zeolite beds, marl, sandstone as well as shale and mud-stone.
As plate drift continued, the North American plate was lifted and folded into mountains, typified by the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming . The Mowry Sea drained and ash deposition subsided as the clay / silt formations were heaved upwards. The Black Hills and the Big Horn mountains were two areas thrust up during this period. These areas were eroded and weathered over time, exposing numerous clay beds that are commercially mined today.
Definition - The term "Bentonite" is generally applied to the colloidal clays originally associated with the Cretaceous Benton Shale outcrops near Fort Benton, Wyoming. In the late 1880's, the "clay of a thousand uses” was first called Taylorite, after William Taylor; one of the first commercial producers of the product in the Rock River area. Finding that name already taken, the clay was renamed for the Benton formation in which the outcrop was found, i.e. Bentonite.
Mineralogy – Bentonite is not itself a mineral name, but more correctly, it is Smectite clay composed primarily of the mineral Montmorillonite. Montmorillonite is a three layer mineral formed of several layers of tetrahedron and octahedron sheets, electro-statically held together by isomorphic inter-layer cations. As the electrostatic attraction is low, exposure to polar fluids will cause the formation of a monomolecular lattice of water between the silicate layers. The basis behind bentonite swelling is that several layers of water dipoles can form into weak "stacked" tetrahedral structures, causing the silicate layers to separate - this is termed inter-crystalline-swelling.
Particle Charge - Each crystal of Montmorillonite has a large net negative charge. Thus it tends to attract any positive ions (cations), such as Calcium or Sodium ions, to its surface. If the majority of these cations are Sodium, it is commonly referred to as a Sodium Bentonite (Montmorillonite). If the majority of the ions on the clay surface are Calcium, it is referred to as a Calcium Bentonite (Montmorillonite). The net negative charge is located inside the crystal itself. Therefore, cations tend to be attracted to the surface of the particle in an effort to neutralize the charge. The edge of the crystal has a few positive charges thus attracting negatively charged ions or molecules.
The absorbent qualities of clay make it highly beneficial in the treatment of inflammation caused by injury or illness. A clay caste (poultice) can be made by mixing bentonite clay with warm oil (e.g., olive oil) and warm water in equal parts to make an elastic paste that can adhere to the inflamed body part. Organic producers may use clay therapy to address inflammation in cattle due to foot rot, while many organic dairy producers use clay therapy to treat mastitis. The clay dressing is spread over the infected parts of the udder after milking and is allowed to dry and set for 3-4 hours. The clay mask can then be removed and repeated 2 or 3 times a day and may be left on all night after the evening milking
Detoxification through the Skin
International Medical Veritas Association
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
The detox experience can be made
much easier, shorter and more effective.
Since our exposure to general chemical toxins in the environment is only going to get worse with time, any reasonable and cost effective method that reduces concentrations of toxic metals and other poisonous chemicals in the human body will find great use in the 21st century (the Age of Toxicity). Until recently a select few doctors have been using intravenous chelation therapy to eliminate toxic poison loads for both acute and chronic exposures. Recently the movement has been toward oral applications of chelation drugs and even more recently to transdermal applications which seems convenient, less expensive, and even more effective. No matter which method of application (IV is expensive and the most dangerous method of chelation) synthetic drugs are used that depend on specific biochemical dynamics that include the sequestering of toxic materials out of their hiding places. Once chelated the complex compounds need to be eliminated. Unfortunately this is neither easy nor automatic. Faulty avenues of elimination can create a nightmare for both patient and physician thus great care needs to be taken with any chelation or detoxification program.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, one of the founding fathers of chelation therapy, is very clear that there is a difference between mobilization and detoxification. Mobilization, according to Dr. Klinghardt, means stirring mercury up from its hiding places. “Mobilization may lead to excretion. It also may lead to redistribution. Detoxifying or detoxing means mobilizing and moving it out of the body. There are no true detoxifying agents. All we have are mobilizing agents. The body has to do the excreting with the help of the proper agents. The body is not always able to do this! Often perpetuating factors are present that disable the body's mechanisms to detox.” The term "chelation" generally implies a chemical binding and excretion of mercury and other heavy metals, by DMPS, DMSA, and EDTA and these drugs mobilize mercury and other heavy metals but do not necessarily carry them out of the body.
Representation of Chelaton Molecule Binding with a Mercury Atom
There are other agents, some which help with the mobilization and others that assist the body with the process of elimination. The nutrient ALA (alpha lipoic acid) is a dithiol (with 2 sulfur atoms) compound that is normally used by the body in small amounts as part of the enzymes for producing cellular energy. Because of its two sulfurs, ALA can bind and transport mercury for excretion from the body. The healthy body also uses glutathione stores to detoxify and remove mercury and other poisons from the body. NAC ( N -acetylcysteine) is a widely available glutathione precursor that has the ability to directly bind and excrete mercury via its single thiol (sulfur atom) as well as support and increase the body's store of glutathione as a precursor. Thus both glutathione and NAC, though not true chelators, do part of the work that chelators do. True chelators penetrate into the bodies tissues and actually pull the mercury and other heavy metals out of their hiding places. These other "non chelators," which some refer to as chelators, are more effective when the mercury is first entering into the body and or when it is being pulled out of the cells and again being dumped back into the blood. Clinically it is usually thought that glutathione and glutathione pre-cursers are best utilized in combination with a traditional synthetic chelator like DMPS. This chapter is about another way of forcing the mercury and other hostile chemicals out of their hiding places.
If accumulation of heavy metals and hundreds if not thousands of other foreign chemicals are infiltrating our systems it is only logical that removing their insulting influences is a medical necessity. If a treatment itself causes more damage, or leads to a long term worsening of problems -- one has to beware, be fully informed, and take steps to mitigate risk before fully embarking on any such a treatment. This is certainly the case with amalgam removal, medicine in general, as well as the specific medical area of chelation. In general chelation drugs have proven to be relatively non toxic but that is not everyone’s experience especially with the IV forms of administration, which is highly shocking to the body, to say the least. Oral and transdermal applications are softer, work gradually through time and thus are safer even though the drug used is the same.
There are several factors that influence the safety of a chelating substance beyond the method of application. Is a person able to metabolize and excrete the drug with and without mercury attached? What adverse effects does the chelating agent have on other minerals and nutrients in the body? Will the chelating agent cause the redistribution of mercury in an unhealthy way? It is possible to pull mercury from tissues only to have it quickly increase blood serum levels that create acute problems that cannot be controlled. If mercury is not excreted it is reabsorbed and this is a critical in the success or failure of chelation therapy.
In 1904 a Russian Naturopathic Physician by the name of Eli Metchnikof discovered that the body would recycle any toxin that it was not capable of purging. In the recycling process the body would utilize all 7 channels of elimination to try and get the toxic substance removed from the body: lungs, liver, kidneys, the skin, colon, lymphatic system and the blood. If one or more of the body's channels of elimination are not working effectively, or if a physician ignores one of these essential systems in his deliberations for treatment protocols, the patient will suffer from a lack of dramatic results. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt says, “The body is constantly trying to eliminate neuro-toxins via the available exit routes. However because of the lipophilic/neurotropic nature of the neurotoxins, most are reabsorbed by the abundant nerve endings of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in the intestinal wall.”
Treating heavy metal toxicity is a demanding challenge that tests our responsibility to be incredibly informed about a wide spectrum of issues, many of them complex. One of the most overlooked aspects of elimination is actually the skin which offers a vast exit route to poisons trapped in the body. The skin is actually an amazingly complex organ and, by weight, the largest in the body. It covers, on average, some 22 square feet and weighs around nine pounds (roughly 7% of body weight). The skin provides the front line of defense for the body, as well as being expressive of both physiological conditions and emotional states. The skin is the extension of our nervous system to the outside and defines our existence as a physical form. The skin is involved in dynamic exchange between the internal and external environments through respiration, absorption and elimination. The skin is highly permeable though it has the ability to maintain its important bacteria-inhibiting barrier with the environment. The keratin layer, a tough, compact sheet of interwoven proteins waterproofs the body preventing dehydration. It also keeps water and other foreign substances out. However, under certain circumstances, the permeability changes and allows increasing amounts of fluids, dissolved gases and compounds, to either enter or exit the body through the skin barrier. Small molecules that have both lipid and water solubility can quickly penetrate the skin and enter into the circulatory system and as the scientific community witnessed to its horror - dimethyl-mercury can enter and easily kill through the skin in the smallest quantities. A general principle to apply when it comes to the skin and detoxification is:
What gets in through the skin can get out.
Thus it is in a physicians favor to become familiar with the keys to the skin's permeability. In general heat, activity, and body temperature facilitate the ease with which these “border exchanges” can take place. Herbal poultices, therapeutic baths, steam and dry saunas and now transdermal patches, rely on the permeability of the skin for either introducing substances into systemic circulation via the skin or mucous membranes, or for drawing toxic substances out of the system via the eliminative channels of perspiration.
Thus the skin is an important organ of detoxification and elimination. One of the worst cases of environmental toxicity in U.S. medical history was treated by a Dr. Ziem at the Johns Hopkins Center for Environmental Medicine. The patient was off the charts with cadmium, aluminum, silver, and mercury but was able to receive a complete cure. The skin on his entire upper body was slate grey. Dr. Ziem had to design a complete protocol from scratch in order to treat this patient. This included a strong supplement program, including high doses of Vitamin E and Selenium. No standard chelating agents were used. The most critical part of Ziem's treatment protocol was very simple: Steam Sauna Therapy. Dr. Ziem sweated the poison out of the man to the point where the patient literally sweated metals that could be wiped off with a towel.
It is commonly thought that sweat from conventional saunas is 95 to 97% water with salt making up a part of the rest. Our skin contains sweat glands and oil glands, both of which help us move things through the skin. Sweat gets rid of water-soluble toxins, and even helps to eliminate toxic heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium as Dr. Zeim successfully demonstrated withies patient. Oil glands help remove oil-soluble toxins such as gasoline, solvents, pesticides and ingredients in toothpaste and personal care products, which the body is not able to dispose of unless heavy sweat is provoked. It is generally thought that the longer the skin is heated, the more oil-soluble toxins are eliminated. Even if one half to one percent of the sweat is carrying out heavy toxins we are greatly assisting the body's elimination needs with saunas.
Far infrared saunas can mobilize mercury in deeper tissues.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
Dr. Klinghardt is combining the use of far-infrared saunas with the chelating agent DMPS in a heavy metal detox protocol. These special saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than steam saunas because in the far-infrared thermal system only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water with the non-water portion being principally cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid. Using the skin as an essential aspect of chelation therapy is important and makes complete medical sense.
I do a sauna every day and have for a number of years. Usually I go to the YMCA and they
have a regular dry sauna. Recently I got an infrared and I was intrigued that the sweat felt
different, less watery, and slimier. It made me think there was some truth to the assertions being
made about far infrared and its ability to draw more toxins then the standard regular sauna.
Dr. David Minkoff
We have to help the body detoxify and the skin should be used as a major instrument and avenue of exit for accumulated heavy metals. It should be obvious that an organ as large as the skin, which is highly permeable when heated (or when heat is generated deep in the body as it is through far infrared therapy) would be useful in heavy metal detoxification. It was reported by National Geographic many years ago that the workers in the Cinnabar mines in Spain used to detoxify themselves through sweat baths after work. It makes perfect sense to bypass as much as possible the kidneys and large intestines, which are already overloaded with toxicity and greatly reduced in their capacity to eliminate toxic substances. If a person is heavy metal toxic it is because their normal channels of elimination have not been able to keep up with the load. When this is the case there are no secure avenues of escape when we chelate and mobilize heavy metals that have been locked in the cells.
Peer reviewed literature shows that sweating during sauna therapy
eliminates high levels of toxic metals, organic compounds, dioxin, and other toxins.
Sauna therapy is ideal to mobilize toxins from their hiding places.
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
“One of the best passive exercises is the radiant heat of an infrared sauna which causes a profound deep sweat. After about 30 minutes of exposure, the blood vessels of the skin dilate to allow more blood to flow to the surface to support the cooling process. The millions of sweat glands covering the body are infused with fluid from the blood. In turn, they empty to the skin's surface, thereby flushing large amounts of toxins, including toxic acids and heavy metals, from the body,” writes Dr. Robert O. Young who found in his research that radiant heat [infrared] sauna provides the following benefits:
• Speeds up metabolic processes of vital organs and glands, including endocrine glands.
• Inhibits the development of pleomorphic microforms [fungi, yeasts, bacteria and molds] and creates a 'fever reaction' of rising temperature that neutralizes them.
• Increases the number of leukocytes in the blood.
• Places demand on the heart to work harder thus, exercising it and also producing a drop in diastolic blood pressure (the low side).
• Stimulates dilation of peripheral blood vessels thus, relieving pain (including muscle pain) and speeding the healing of sprain, strain, bursitis, arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease symptoms.
• Promotes relaxation thereby creating a feeling of well-being.
The volume of sweat produced in the Far-Infrared sauna is profuse and may induce two or three times the sweat volume of conventional saunas, yet they operate at a much cooler air temperature range: about 110 to 130 degrees F, compared with 180 to 235 degrees F in a conventional sauna. Using sauna for detoxification purposes is an ancient tradition practiced by different cultures around the world. The skin is our largest organ and sweating is one of the body's most important ‘detoxification' pathways. The combination of modern Far-Infrared heating technology with the ancient sauna ritual seems to have resulted in an effective way to deeply cleanse the tissues of the body.
When we get serious about detoxification we investigate every tool to facilitate the process. When it comes to using the skin there are other techniques and options besides sauna and deep sweating. The most basic and ancient earth materials can be used to literally suck the poisons through the skin and this can be enormously helpful and safe. Clay, specifically bentonite clay (a very fine volcanic clay), is ideal for this and it is very inexpensive, practical and can be used in a patient's own bathtub. Bentonite used in a bath, can draw out toxic chemicals through the pores of the skin.
The proof of this method of drawing poisons through the skin is not in the scientific literature but in the ring around the tub. When cleaning a tub after taking a bath with pure bentonite clay, if one is toxic one will undoubtedly be astonished to find the clay remaining in the bottom of the tub turned from a light-grey color into a black substance. The dark colored sediment is the mirror of the filth that comes out through the skin and it would not take much to have this tested for heavy metals. As one detoxifies the body the proof of the pudding is in the color. The clay will retain its light grey color when the poisons are gone.
Raymond Dextreit, the French naturopath who popularized the clay cure noted that many heavy metals "are positively charged, whereas clay has a negative electrical attraction." He states that, "These toxins cannot resist being drawn toward the clay." The mostly negatively charged clay mineral ions are swapped for the ions of the toxic substance that are mostly positive and this contributes greatly to its power of attraction for everything from pesticides in the blood to heavy metals like mercury. The clay molecule becomes electrically satisfied and holds onto the toxin until our bodies can eliminate both safely. The absorption power of clay acts like a sponge with the clay molecules drawing other substances into its internal structure. Clay then can and does both adsorb and then absorb damaging substances with adsorption being a first step of "getting close" and absorption being the final act of "binding securely" the toxins needing to be eliminated.
Clay has been used for 1000s of years and anyone who puts some on their hands and lets it dry can easily feel is drawing or suction power. Its power is in absorption (see next chapter) and the skin opens easily to its pull. There are literally thousands of chemicals to worry about and many hundreds of them are now identifiable in peoples' blood streams. Thus it is important for chelation therapists to know that clay baths and far infrared saunas are capable of covering a broader range of chemicals than any single chelation agent. Chelation is focused almost exclusively on heavy metals while sweat detoxification and clay detoxification pull on all foreign materials that need to be eliminated from the body.
As most physicians notice the major organs of the body, including the liver and kidneys, are often negatively impacted by any kind of toxic condition in the body. And due to modern diets the colon is a toxic cesspool with deeply diminished capacity to eliminate toxic loads. So here lies the catch 22 of chelation therapy. Often the treatment increased stress to the elimination organs of the body. It is not enough to pull the contaminants out of the cells only to have them do extensive damage because they are not being eliminated by the kidneys or colon. We need to pull out the heavy metals without dumping them into the body where they do extensive damage on the way out or worse just get redistributed to other organ systems. A slow moving flow through a congested colon will see heavy metals being reabsorbed unless special and sensitive care is taken. During chelation we need to provide support for both the kidneys and the liver directly but indirectly we can take a great load off these overworked organs by opening up an exit channel through the skin.
This is where healing clay treatments come in. As simple as recommending our patients to increase their water intake we should automatically be suggesting they go home and take a series of baths that can open up the flow of toxins through the skin. Even one short week of clay therapy prior to any other treatment options could make a difference. The same can be augmented by far infrared saunas and even by hot steam saunas during the entire cause of chelation treatments. Physicians might be more comfortable recommending far infrared because of its FDA approval but clay should never be overlooked as appropriate nutrition should not be, nor proper hydration which is absolutely essential when navigating a body through detoxification. We do not need to send our patients to expensive spas nor resort to chelation IVs unless a patient is suffering from acute heavy metal poisoning and even then the skin as an exit route should never be overlooked and should certainly be favored especially where there are financial concerns, which there almost always is. When it comes to budgeting a person's financial resources in treatment, with so many possibilities for valuable agents which cost considerably, it is medically irresponsible to ignore simple low cost solutions.
Dr. Vesna Humo, who is a surgeon, has all her patients use clay after mastectomy with radiotherapy. She advises patients to use clay directly on the skin to prevent skin damage and has seen excellent results from this. Importantly she is using clay for bed sores and every necrotic and septic wound also with excellent results. In addition to clay and saunas, which have both been used since the dawn of civilization, we now have new emerging technologies that also use the skin as avenues of toxic escape.
Recently detox foot patches that contain an interesting list of natural ingredients have become popular for detoxifying and healing. People apply the patches at night, and see the results in the morning. The patch will be dry before use, but after usage it will range from light brown to almost black, wet and in some cases will have a foul smell, depending on the amount of toxins in your body.
The visual evidence after using these pads is not only compelling but give us a low cost method of testing our levels of toxicity while we simultaneously detoxify. By simply removing the patch we can actually see some of the materials that have been “suctioned” out of the body. Our progress is apparent when we see what comes out onto the pads when used over consecutive days, weeks or months. Though it seems the clay rings in the bathtub have not been tested companies that sell these patches have sent the used pads to the SCR Analytical Lab, which is a highly accredited Environmental Laboratory. The results demonstrated absorption into the patches of nickel, arsenic and mercury, as well as benzene, isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, aluminum, cadmium, copper, lead, thallium, asbestos, DAB dye, fast green dye, sudan black dye and PCB (plastic byproduct).
Mercury Poisoning in Children from Teething Powders
Pink Disease (Acrodynia)
A woman who had pink disease (mercury poisoning), as a baby reported, "I tried the (foot) patches for the first time last night and was amazed at what toxins came out overnight! She reported outstanding results with her arthritis in hands, thumbs and fingers gone saying, “I am completely off my arthritis medication after 2 years on VIOOX.” After using 37 of these patches she reported: Her eyes have changed color from brown/hazel to green/hazel. That the whites of her eyes have changed to clear white from yellowy color with blood throughout. She also reported increased vitality and general feeling of well being and that the puffiness was gone from her feet so that her shoes became a bit loose. And most significantly her persistent cough of 2 years duration had completely gone.
These patches, instead of using clay use bamboo and wood vinegars (pyroligneous acids) which essentially are the fluid or sap derived from tree cells which have great absorbing power like clay does. Using natural products like clay with these sap based tree resins makes good sense. Each seems to have properties and methods of application that compliment the other. It should be interesting to note, when it comes to the placement of these patches on the soles of the feet that if one tapes a clove of garlic to the sole of one's foot, one will taste the garlic on his or her breath within minutes. This shows again the open permeability of the skin and its ability to transport chemicals into the entire system. Thus we can experiment with using the feet as a possible site for application of a glutathione gel taped to the sole of one's foot overnight and this might allow for better absorption. Transdermal TD-DMPS, which is being used so successfully to pull kids out of the shadows of autism, is four parts glutathione to one part DMPS, and is applied on the soft skin of the arms or thighs.
“There are around 4,000 sweat glands in the feet through which the toxins are emitted,” says Platinum Energy Systems, a company that has made an ionizing footbath that works by energizing the water to attract positive and negative ions from both the body and the water. “The water in the foot spa becomes an extension of the water in the body, from which it is separated by nothing more than a thin membrane of skin on your feet. This process makes use of the 2,000 pores in the existing membrane of the sebaceous and eccrine glands in each foot to remove by-products of excretion, which includes toxins,” says the company. The below pictures show yet again what can be pulled out of the skin from a widening variety of mechanisms. Detoxification through the skin is basic to any program whose goal is the elimination of heavy metals and other toxic substances from the body.
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association
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