Healing powers and therapeutic virtues of a fascinating mineral
From the core of the Earth, when ash and lava met seawater, an astonishing mineral was born. Ancient peoples knew of the many benefits of this natural volcanic substance that they used as a powerful detoxifier.
Today, our fast-paced lifestyle brings an array of factors that we all face daily and that negatively affect our bodies and wellbeing: stress, lack of nutritional value in our food, exposure to chemical substances, pollution, and overuse of prescribed and over the counter drugs. It is therefore not surprising that most people's immune system doesn't function as optimally as it should.
As we are currently facing a global pandemic of the coronavirus, it is imperative to look after your immune system and keep healthy and strong. I recently came across Zeolite through friends who found it to be very beneficial to their health. I decided to research about the product and feel compelled to share with you the outstanding benefits of Zeolite highlighted by scientific research. These include, amongst many others: immune support, PH balancing, antiviral properties and prevention of certain diseases.
All properties and therapeutical virtues mentioned below are based on those studies.
Zeolite and the detoxification process
The rock mineral Zeolite is negatively charged by nature, which means that it works like a magnet to attract positively charged toxins, free radicals and heavy metals from the body.
We are all exposed to toxins every single day through food, air, and water. These harmful materials are not used by the body and sit in our cells, disrupting functions and breaking down molecules. Eventually, these toxins cause unexplained sickness and symptoms. Zeolite's porous structure traps heavy metals and toxins and carries them out safely and gently. By removing the accumulated toxins, Zeolite may help alkalise and rebalance the internal PH which is essential for a healthy body.
This process of detoxification dramatically improves the immune response and has a considerable impact on the overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, it is no wonder that world-renowned scientists have studied the efficiency of Zeolite in conjunction with treatments for many serious illnesses.
What the studies have shown
Studies suggest that, because of its ability to detoxify the body, Zeolite may significantly strengthen the immune system and prevent against many severe conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, anaemia, diabetes, heart's disease, certain types of cancer, viruses and allergies.
Pioneer German researcher Professor Karl Hecht explains that the elimination of toxins and the antioxidant power of the mineral protect the cells from free radicals which prevent premature ageing.
At the Croatian Institute R. Boskovic in Zagreb, Prof. Kresimir Pavelic and his team led intensive research on the mechanisms of the anti-cancer action of Zeolite. Eminent US scientist Dr Harvey Kaufman contributed to this research and patented a liquid Zeolite which is used in the United-States as adjuvant therapy for numerous chronic and severe illnesses. According to this research, activated Zeolite would have a positive effect on cancer, some infectious and autoimmune diseases, Crohn's disease and psoriasis because it is strengthening the immune response of the patients.
Doctors at the R. Boskovic Institute also studied the antiviral properties of Zeolite. They observed that the mineral could block virus replication and stop the development of many viral infections. Other studies show that Zeolite was effective in the treatment of colds, flu, ticks, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis and some types of multiple sclerosis.
Studies conducted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies at the University of Brescia in Italy suggest that Zeolite could be efficient in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.
Zeolite is also said to help with osteoporosis, hormone imbalances and some gynaecological issues. Not only that, but this impressive rock mineral may also increase your energy and vitality, concentration and mental clarity. As well as improving your mood, Zeolite would have therapeutic effects on neurosis, insomnia and depression.
Safety and useful information
The best and only form of Zeolite that is recommended for human consumption for detox and prevention is Zeolite Clinoptilolite. It is essential to use natural and purified Zeolite. I use Zeolite from the Clay Cure (an ethical Devon-based company) which is of the highest quality and originates from the Carpathian Mountains in Romania (photo below). It comes in micronised powder form, which is the form shown effective in scientific studies.
The US Food and Drug Administration classifies Zeolite in the GRAS group (generally recognised as safe and efficient). According to the research, Zeolite is very gentle on the body and is safe for a daily intake.
The Clay Cure doesn't recommend it for children under 12, pregnant women, or women who wish to become pregnant.
Zeolite doesn't seem to interact with any other medications. However, you should always check with a medical professional if you have any concerns about interactions with medications you are taking.
I am not aware of any side effects of this mineral.
Zeolite may also be beneficial for animals and is used in veterinary medicine.
As you can see, Zeolite is a fascinating and outstanding health supplement. By removing the blockages that compromise vitality, and strengthening the immune system, Zeolite may help the body heal itself and alleviate chronic illnesses. One does not need to suffer from such conditions to consume Zeolite. Like me, you might like to try it for prevention since a preventative consumption could be an effective shield against the afflictions caused by modern life.
If you are interested in reading more on the subject, you can find scientific information here:
*** Please note that I am not a qualified medical practitioner. Only claims based on specific scientific research are mentioned in this article. Always seek advice from a medical professional, especially if you are suffering from illness or symptoms.
Women’s dance and healing journeys facilitator
Wellbeing, Spirituality and Personal Development writer
1.INSECT STINGS AND BITES
Hydrated clay on a mosquito bite helps to relieve the itching and to swell quickly. Same is true for with spider bites. A mixture of clay + water soothes itching and reduces swelling in almost no time. You can also make this paste and store this in a glass jar for a day in the refrigerator.
2. STOMACH PROBLEMS
Stomach problems are relatively common. One can take ingest a spoonful or two when you feel acidity, or for some reason, your stomach feels upset in general. Natural clay helps to absorb whatever is bugging you from inside of your stomach. Some people have also found it useful to reverse the symptoms of mild food poisoning and relieve cramps.
Weston Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration mention how the indigenous peoples in the Andes Mountains would keep small balls of clay with them and dissolve just a bit of clay in water. As they ate a meal, they would dip their food in this slightly clay-ish water to prevent indigestion!
Millions of people now regularly practice Clay detox. With the qualities described earlier, it becomes obvious to understand how detoxification happens. Taking clay internally can literally help to pull toxins, heavy metals, and free radicals out of the body, cleansing it. As the skin is the largest organ in our body. When the clay is applied externally, it can pull toxins out through the skin as well.
4.ON CUTS AND SCRAPES
Children are more prone to cuts and scrapes on their knees and elbow. When applied to a cut or scrape, Calcium Bentonite clay helps calm down the pain. Additionally, it cleans the wound and encourages faster and better healing.
5.FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Women are always on the lookout for natural ways to keep skin young and smooth. Natural clay makes the perfect facial mask. It can shrink the pores, tighten and tone skin, remove impurities and slough off dead skin cells. As a result, the skin looks great and feels better. Clay is also said to heal acne when applied directly on zits. It soothes and instantly reduces its size and inflammation.
Clay is soothing and healing to the skin when used on minor kitchen burns, sunburns, etc. Clay should not be allowed to dry on a burn. One can consider making a paste with milk when you use Natural clay for minor kitchen burns or sunburns.
7.AS CLAY BATHS
A clay bath detox feels divine. One can go for this for an over-all detoxification experience. A regular Clay bath keeps eczema in children to a minimum. Many Spas now offer and recommend Calcium Bentonite detox bath (commonly called a mud bath or clay bath).
The practice of eating clay is widespread amongst both humans and animals. In this video, you will see animals instinctively eating clay in the wild. Clay is a staple food in the diets of many different species of mammals. No one forces these wild animals to eat clay - they do it because it just makes them feel better. Many of the foods that animals consume, such as leaves and seeds, contain toxins and poisons that can cause upset stomachs, digestive problems, and even death for a wide variety of them. To neutralise and buffer the toxins that animals ingest, they instinctively know to eat clay regularly. For elephants, monkeys, parrots, buffalo, and deer, clay is a lifesaving substance, and they will travel vast distances, risking their lives to obtain it.
CLAY FOR PETS
All kinds of Animals have been seen to eat clay when they are unwell. When they have diarrhoea for example, animals in nature have been seen to eat clay. In the same way we have all seen dogs and cats eat grass when they are sick. It seems that their body instinctively knows what they need. Notice if your animal is eating soil, it may be a sign that they are nutrient deficient. Because so many pets are kept in urban environments it is very hard for them to come across any naturally occurring clay. Through the Clay Cure you can supply your pet with the purest quality of clays that we have sourced from the unpolluted hills of Sardinia. It is very safe and absolutely clean and is an excellent food supplement.
HOW DOES CLAY HELP ANIMALS
Just as in humans the clay works in the bodies of animals in five primary ways.
A balanced body is designed to heal itself. You could say that clay is intelligent earth. It is made up of nano crystals. Crystals are capable of memory, reorganisation and holding energy. Clay communicates with the body and acts as needed: it is homeostatic and strives to return the body to a state of wellness.
Clay has strongly negatively charged ions that pull, hold and capture positive charged ions which are found in toxin viruses, mold, yeast , heavy metals, and radiation. This is made possible by its tremendous absorption/adsorption capacity.
It can promote blood flow and oxygenation, stimulating circulation and the flow of energy necessary for cellular revitalization and repair. it awakens latent cell energy.
Clay has a high alkaline Ph,in the 8.5 to 10. Range. Internally calcium bentonite clay works from the mouth, down through the alimentary canal, providing a very effective cleansing and detoxing capability even though it is not absorbed through the colon wall into the blood stream.
It nourishes :
Since it is naturally very high in mineral content and trace elements clay can be used as a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Research shows that the way that the minerals and trace elements are found within clay is in the exact balanced ratio that the body needs for perfect assimilation.
(Edited extract from "BENTONITE CLAY:NATURE’S PATHWAY TO HEALING” BY PERRY A)
Mother Earth’s Blessing Health & Beauty Clay
When many of us were children we ate dirt, made mud pies, and craved clay. Some of us began eating cornstarch, chalk, plaster instinctively seeking to satisfy the craving for clay, which was our DNA activated to urge us to detoxify for the myriad of poisons we were being fed in the hot dogs, hamburgers, breakfast cereals, milk, cheese, eggs, white sugar, sodas, additives, colorings, preservatives, hormones, and god knows what else.
Indigenous and native peoples have always used clays in their daily health and beauty rituals. Clay provides an impressive assortment of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements.
It also has strong magnetic properties that draw toxins out of the skin, and is a powerful agent of stimulation, healing, transmission, and transformation.
Use on oily or dry skin for balancing, has an inherent intelligence that nourishes and strengthens. Excellent for facials puffy eyes, acne, boils sprains, swellings bruises, soreness, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin condition. Mix clay with drinking water until creamy, smooth into skin, allow to dry, rinse with cool or warm water. Moisturize with shea butter, cocoa butter, or olive oil.