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There were a number of supplements I used in my gut healing protocol. I would like to go over each in detail. Today, we will start with digestive clay.
Digestive clays can be a powerful ally in the gut healing process. Clay binds with any toxic substances in what you are eating and will also calm a food reaction. The clay particles are negatively charged and will attract any positively-charged particles. Most toxins are positively charged.
In Weston A Price’s book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, he reported that more than one tribe used a digestive clay to prevent food poisoning and upset stomach. Others have reported on the anti-diarrheal properties of clay. Animals are well-known for consuming clays. Long before I ever heard of traditional foods, I knew about animals eating clay from my years keeping parrots. ‘Clay cookies’ can be bought in certain areas of the US even today as an upset stomach remedy.
Clay has powerful drawing and healing properties. I recently wrote about our experience using clay to draw out and relieve my husband’s dental abscess. It is also rich in trace minerals, which is an added bonus.
When I was at my sickest, once I discovered that clay would stop diarrhea and calm a food reaction, I made liberal use of it when needed. I still keep it on hand now to protect against a food reaction if I have accidentally been glutened and to draw out infections on the skin.
I personally used Pascalite, a non-swelling clay. We take our clay mixed with a little water into a slurry. You can also purchase a liquid version of bentonite called Sonne’s. I took the amount listed on the package for a dosage, each time I ate. Taking it between meals will not protect you from a food reaction while you figure out what foods to eliminate.
Note: Due to the absorptive properties of clay, it is recommended that you not take it at the same time as a prescription drug, as it is thought to reduce the medication’s effectiveness. Please contact your doctor before using any digestive clay if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
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