I drink dirt. A very special, very clean, food grade bentonite clay. Still, its dirt.
This magic dirt is one of the things that I attribute to my renewed vitality and NO MORE ALLERGIES! !!
Bentonite Clay absorbs bacteria, viruses, fungi, heavy metals, and radiation.
I found that as I gradually removed the toxins that were a constant drain on my immune system, I began to feel better and better.
As I healed my gut, I also noticed a positive change in my mood and anxiety level. Did you know that your body creates more neurotransmitters in the gut than in the brain? Keeping your gut healthy is critical to treating depression and anxiety.
How does it taste? Not horrible. Not great. It tastes like chalk to me. To make it more palatable, I pre-mix with water and keep it in the refrigerator, I simply pour myself a shot every morning & evening, adding a little water if necessary, and finish with a water chaser. The company says it is odorless and tasteless.
This clay has a ph of 9.7 (very alkaline). Have you read about how being too acidic contributes to illness (including cancer). Drinking clay can help you stay more alkaline.
This book describes how to cure 101 ailments with clay. I can attest that I have used it topically for abrasions, insect bites, bruises, rashes, and splinters. I try to drink it every day for general health and I notice a big difference when I stop.
Note that it actually helps with constipation when used long term (with plenty of water), but it can cause some initial constipation if you don't drink plenty of water as your body gets accustomed to it. It absorbs 3x its weight in water.
Why should we need this on an ongoing basis? Because our environment is far from pristine and our food is rarely organic, free from contamination, and full of the optimal nutrients. Our gut flora is attacked by medications, GMO foods, pesticides, and environmental toxins. Without optimal gut flora, we cannot digest and absorb our food properly, we are susceptible to leaky gut syndrome (which allows the wrong proteins to enter the blood stream), our mood and ability to focus is affected, and probably hundreds of other things that I have not yet learned.
I had *no idea* that I had a gut problem (my stomach didn't hurt). But when I healed my gut, my health turned around drastically. If you eat commercial food, drink city water, take pharmaceutical drugs, or have stress, you probably have room for improvement in your gut.
To drink: add 1/3 cup of clay powder to a quart jar, fill about 9/10 full with filtered water. Cover with a plastic lid, shake, and store in the refridgerator. Drink 1-3 ounces daily.
You can also make a paste to use on any sore, insect bite or rash. This is great to use as a facial, body treatment or in a bath, however it would make a very expensive bath, IMO. If I was going to do a spa-style mud wrap, THIS is the product that I would choose. It has the ability to absorb toxins through the skin, nourish the skin, and provide needed minerals.
If you ever suspect that you have food poisining: DRINK THIS ASAP.