Bathable and Edible Clays, by William Bodri
All About Radiation
We want to know about all sorts of substances useful in the management of radiation detoxification, so we now come to the topic of edible clays.
Clays are particularly known for their ability to remove toxic metals from the air, water, and soil because of their unusual structure of “pores” (channels and holes) that allows them to absorb huge amounts of contaminant materials.
Toxic gases, chemicals, mold, heavy metals, and other toxins are drawn by the natural negative electrical charge into the crystal micro pores of the clay. The unique structure of clay provides literally millions of pores or sieves - “shape-selective catalysts” - that catch only molecules small enough to fit into the cavities while excluding larger molecules.
The unique structure of clays therefore gives them unusual filtering capabilities for absorbing toxic wastes, including radioactive contaminants. In just one gram of Zeolite clay, for instance, the three-dimensional structure of the channels in its crystalline structure provide up to several hundred square meters of surface area on which absorption (and channel reactions) can take place. The Zeolites are particularly useful for removing heavy metals and radioactive species from water.
Clay has been used as a medium for air filters and water filters for ages. It is environmentally friendly for waste dumpsites and has been used as a filter medium not only for the removal of heavy chemical toxins and heavy metals such as iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and copper from individuals but for the removal of radioactive wastes. Clay has been successfully for the extraction of radionuclides from human beings and animals as well.
All nuclear waste is mixed with Zeolite clay before packaging and stored underground because it helps prevent radioactivity from seeping into the ground after prolonged storage. Surprisingly, the Zeolites are stable even under the highest levels of radiation, a fact proven after the fissions reactor meltdowns at both Three Mile Island and Chernobyl where Zeolites were used to mop up the waste caused by the accidents.
The British Nuclear Fuels (BNF) also uses a specific type of Zeolite clay to remove radioactive strontium and cesium - 137 and, therefore, reduces the radioactivity of liquid waste discharged into the Irish Sea. The Hanford, Washington nuclear weapons facilities are lined with clay to prevent contamination.
A Swedish study showed another kind of Zeolite could decontaminate live animals and meat affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Most people know about the dietary or edible clays (Bentonite, Kaolin, Red Clay (Morocco), Fuller’s Earth, French Green clay, Montmorillonite, etc.) and in particular Bentonite clay, which is often part of colonic detoxification regimes because it can absorb heavy metals and contaminants in the intestines.
There are over 200 different types of Bentonite clay, and the problem with many of these Bentonites is that they have extremely high aluminum content. So, you don’t want to be ingesting the clay without knowing what is in it. Years ago, the same problem existed with various colloidal mineral solutions in that they were choked full of alumina and heavy metals that people were ingesting. Some Bentonite clays are composed of 65-75% aluminum!
Putting that concern aside, the composition of the Bentonite clay particles creates a large surface area in proportion to the volume of the clay and the greater the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles or toxins (including heavy metals) and to suck them out of the body.
I’m told that Russian scientists used Bentonite clay to protect their bodies from radiation when working with nuclear materials. What I heard is ingenious. They would first coat their hands and bodies with hydrated Bentonite mush mixture before donning radiation suits, and presumably the clay would help trap and stray radiation particles. Afterwards they would just wash it off.
Bentonite absorbs radiation after Chernobyl in other countries was so great that livestock kept out in some areas were deemed not eatable at the radiation level. By feeding the cattle Bentonite for some time before “harvesting,” farmers could get the level down to normal and acceptable levels.
U.S. Army studies also show that Bentonite may be a successful treatment for exposure to chemical warfare and one Army emergency livestock protocol calls for immediate administration for Bentonite internally to counter effects of radiation poisoning in livestock.
As a side comment, I have also seen recipes for dogs and cats composed of water, aloe vera juice, powdered dulse or kelp, Brewer’s yeast, apple cider, ground rosemary and vitamin E that are recommended as a radiation detox cocktail, too.
Bentonite will bind and take out a great number of nasty stuff from anything living, but you should be careful about using clays for baths or internal consumption that have a high aluminum content.
Magnetic Clay Baths has a superior Environmental Detox Bath, composed of Bentonite clay with very trace amounts of aluminum content and are used for heavy metal detox and to remove radiation. As with all clays, the more you use, the quicker you tend to detox. The Environmental Detox Bath is another possibility for heavy metal detoxification that is equally as strong as the Radiation Detox Bath, and is usually taken just once a week.
Internal clays have been used for a detoxification supplement for hundreds of years to remove disease symptoms. It has the ability to remove toxic metals and chemical residues, bacteria, and blood toxins with virtually no side effects of constipation, diarrhea, or stomach cramping and is also known to remove radiation, arsenic, lead, mercury, and aluminum amid other toxic metals in less than six weeks.
It’s said that after the meltdown of the Chernobyl Soviet nuclear power plant in 1986, the Soviet Union put French Green clay in chocolate bars and dispensed them freely to the masses to remove radiation they may have been exposed to.
Whether it was truly French Green clay or Zeolite or Bentonite clay I cannot confirm, but the point is that clay ban be consumed for internal detoxification of radioactive particles because it tends to trap the particles in the gut, which is what has been known to do for centuries.
The problem with most French Green clays is the frequently high aluminum content once again, which most people do not check for yet which can create problems for environmentally sensitive people.
If I had to ingest an internal clay, I would use a very pure calcium bentonite for internal detoxification consumption, or montmorillonite clay when available.
So there you have it - another way to help detox after radioactive exposure is to eat the consumable clays which will bind radioactive particles in your intestine.
This is done for livestock, and the consumption of clays has been used for centuries to help remove toxins from the body. It certainly won’t hurt, and offers the potential to trap some materials, especially when other alternatives are not available.
One more thing - a few more words on clay baths…
In Using Energy to Heal, Wendall Hoffman claims that a special Bentonite clay used in a bath can draw out toxic chemicals through pores of the skin and after many experiments, he came to the same conclusions as Hazel Parcells in that the optimum results are obtained by soaking in a tub of very warm water mixed with a special Bentonite clay for 20 minutes!
For a clay bath to be of any use, not just any clay will do. There are hundreds of different Bentonite clays - ranging from health store brands such as AZTEC Healing Clay to expensive green clays - and each one has different chemical compositions and purposes. Many clays sold at health food stores contain chemical emulsifiers, defeating the whole purpose of the bath and many clays are very high in aluminum. Bentonite clays can vary tremendously in their ability to pull out toxic metals and chemicals.
Which one is best?
Without studies in front of me, all I can tell you is that specially formulated clay baths have been shown to be able to literally pull pollutants out like a magnet, getting rid of years of toxic accumulation in just one bath. Usually you’ll see dark residue in the clay after the very first time you use it in a bath, and people normally take 6-10 baths (once per week) for regular detoxification purposes.
Detoxification symptoms are less than from internal chelation methods, and results can happen much more quickly. These clay baths have been scientifically proven to release toxic metals and chemicals from the body, and they are so inexpensive that anyone can afford to take them.