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The Clay Cure : Natural Healing from the Earth by Ran Knishinsky
Clay eating has been a recommended medicine for thousands of years by many different cultures, but most of us have not known about it, since such recommendations have been practically unheard of in the United States. Now that clay is becoming a more popular item in health food stores, the word is getting around. Clay is said to do everything from acting as an intestinal cleanser and an alimentary detoxifier to working as a vermifuge (to get rid of parasites) and a natural antiviral and antibiotic.
The fundamental objective of natural medicines is to assist the body in working properly - to help the body heal itself. Clay is not a quick cure for any disease. It is, however, especially suited to dealing with chronic complaints. Clay, given in small doses, is slow in effect, but the slow process evokes a more definite and radical cure than other supposed "quick-fix" medications.
Calcium Montmorillonite Clay is reported to contain no less than 67 minerals. This impressive assortment of minerals includes calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements, those appearing in very tiny amounts. Today more than ever before, diets are lacking essential trace minerals and micronutrients. Most people do not realize the importance of minerals and underestimate their legitimacy and use. The body cannot manufacture its own minerals. Instead, they must be supplied by outside sources. Our need for minerals is as important as our need for air or water. Natural Calcium Montmorillonite restores minerals in the tissues where they are needed.