Clay is defined as small particles of soil. It is frequently found by the banks of rivers, where the movement of water wears down the soil particles to smaller sizes. Most areas of earth will also have some clay particles in it.

Clay purchased from stores is an excellent source of full-array minerals. Clay dug up yourself from riverbanks will have all that plus soil-based micro-organisms. Clay can be mixed with water to drink as a beverage, packed into gelatin capsules to take as pills or it can be added to a bone broth to give it extra nutrient value.

Clay absorbs toxins in our bodies by binding to them and then escorting them out of the body. Clay can also be used externally for many ailments by making a paste with hot water and clay and applying it directly to the part of the body affected.

Clay is mentioned as part of a natural or alternative-health protocol for a wide variety of diseases. It is frequently mentioned as part of cancer protocols, detoxifications and bowel cleanses.

Take a tablespoon of clay a day for a natural mineral supplement.

Clay water
1 teaspoon clay
1 quart of water
1 tablespoon raw vinegar or over-acidic kombucha
1/4 teaspoon real salt
juice from a wedge of lemon
1 teaspoon honey
Mix together and let sit for awhile. Stir again and drink.

Some people claim you can let the sludge settle down and just drink the water, but I think that while that will have some benefit, the more of the clay you drink, the more you'll get. I would also suggest increasing the amount of clay if you're doing it to increase mineralization, up to a tablespoon if you can stand it. Personally, I make my mud (<ahem> I mean, soil-based nutrients) into pills and swallow them with my homebrew soda. I no longer have the motivation to suffer with the taste of anything that doesn't taste good no matter how good it is for me.)

Sparkling Mineral Water
1 Tablespoon raw vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey or sugar syrup
1 Tablespoon ale starter
1/4 teaspoon real salt
juice of a wedge of lemon
1 pint of water
Mix all ingredients together and put into a glass wine bottle. Add a few slivers of the lemon wedge. Put a plastic cork in the bottle and let stand about 3 days at room temperature (more if cold out, less if warmer). If the plastic cork is blown off the bottle, you'll know to leave it a little less time next time.

To Make A Mud Pack
Mix dry clay with hot water, spread on a piece of cotton cloth and apply to affected areas. Wrap with more cloth if necessary to keep mud poultice in place. Let stay until it dries and begins to fall off naturally.

Clay mixed with water can be used to wash hair. Just rub it into hair, wait a few minutes and then rinse it out.

Our Earth Our Cure: A Handbook of Natural Medicine for Today by Raymond Dextreit.
Salt: Your Way To Health by Dr. David Brownstein. A good book for those who have been told by their doctor to cut down on salt because of high blood pressure, and why natural sea salt is good for you.
Cure Tooth Decay  by Ramiel Nagel

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