A few years
ago, I was diagnosed with heavy metal and chemical poisoning.
Among the many toxic substances in my body, mercury fro
the filings in my teeth was a major culprit. It was recommended
that I have all the fillings replaced - a major undertaking!
After undergoing live cell/dry cell analysis,
I was told I needed a minimum of twenty chelation treatments
(a drip-intravenous therapy). At US$100 a session (much
more expensive today), that meant an additional US$2,000!
To confirm the diagnosis, I had a frozen sample of my
blood sent to a special laboratory in Colorado. The lab
analysis showed an alarming variety of poisons in my
body including DIOXIN, MERCURY, ALUMINUM, CADMIUM, ARSENIC,
LEAD, CHLORINE and COPPER. On a scale of 1 to 10 (ten
being the most toxic), seven elements registered 7 or
more. Where, you might ask, did all those chemicals come
DIOXIN, one of the deadliest substances
know, is sprayed on coffee and vegetable fields in
Costa Rica, where I had visited for several months.
Dioxin is also found in many lawn fertilizers and
MERCURY, besides leaking from teeth
filings, is also found in fish, cosmetics, soil,
pesticides, film (photos and negatives), paint and
ALUMINUM is used in soft-drink cans,
cookware, cheeses, white flour, baking powder and
CADMIUM is contained in cigarette smoke,
coffee, gasoline, steel cooking pans and metal pipes.
ARSENIC may be present in coffee, some
types of rice, salt, industrial pollution and pesticides.
LEAD is found in dyes, gasoline, paint,
plumbing, pottery, insecticides, tobacco smoke, textiles
and scrap metal.
CARBON MONOXIDE, of course, comes from
auto exhaust, cigarette smoke and smog.
In other words, ALL OF US ARE EXPOSED TO
COUNTLESS CHEMICALS AMD METALS EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES!
There are OVER SEVENTY THOUSAND chemicals
being used in commercial production in the U.S. - sixty-five
thousand of them classified by the Environmental Protection
Agency as potentially or definitely hazardous to human
health, according to Steven R. Schechter, N.D., author
of Fighting with Foods, Herbs & Vitamins. And new
chemicals, he noted, were being tested in the U.S. at
a rate of more than 6,000 per week.
In the words of medical researcher Alan
Levine, M.D., "The vast increase of chemicals in
our environment, foods, and medicines has greatly altered
the body's ability to rid itself of toxins."
THE SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES
After searching and using a number of different
programs and products, I came across a unique kind of
bentonite clay used in a bath to remove chemicals and
metals. I bathed in it for 20 minutes and was astonished
to find the solid clay remaining in the bottom of the
tub had turned from a light tan/grey color to a black,
sticky, tar-like substance! Wearing rubber gloves, I
wrapped the toxic clay in crumpled newspaper and a heavy-duty
garbage bag. Amazed, I began sharing my experience with
friends, and found they were having similar experiences.
"Clay has been used for thousand of
years, and yet no one has been able to pin down what
makes it a healer.", observes Michael Abehera, author
of Amazing Cures From the Earth Itself - the Healing
Clay. Most users, he notes, seem content with the amazing
results. But various observers offer differing perspectives
on how clay works.
Raymond Dextreit, the French naturopath
who popularized clay cure in his own country, believes
bentonite's powers transcend its purely three-dimensional
physical properties. "From a thermodynamic point
of view", he writes, "clay cannot be the sole
source of energy of the phenomenon it produces. Clay
is a dynamic presence, a catalyst rather than an agent
itself. This is possible because clay is alive."
Most of the poisons in the body, Dextreit
notes, are positively charged, whereas clay has a negative
electrical charge. Thus, he writes, "These toxins
cannot resist being drawn toward the clay."