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Bentonite Colloid - Clay Detox

Psyllium and Bentonite: A Colloidal Gel

Healing Clays:  Bentonite and Psyllium


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Using Clay Internally
Using Healing Clay Externally



Featured: Did You Know...?

  "Clay is the most versatile, profoundly effective, cheap, mysterious, underrated, covered-up health treatment available.

"I know this because I am a natural health professional who uses clay personally and professionally for healing and health maintenance. I research and read everything I can find on the therapeutic use of clay. I have seen clay perform "miracles." I get very excited about mud. And in case you think I got my diploma out of a Cracker Jack’s box, rest assured; I have a bonafide Masters Degree..."

"...Bentonite attracts and neutralizes poisons in the intestinal tract. It can eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, stomach flu, and parasites (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay). There is virtually no digestive disease that clay will not treat. It enriches and balances blood. It adsorbs radiation (think cell phones, microwaves, x-rays, TVs and irradiated food, for starters). It has been used for alcoholism, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pain treatment, open wounds, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, animal and poisonous insect bites, acne, anemia, in fact, the list of uses is too long for this article. It was used during the Balkan war of 1910 to reduce mortality from cholera among the soldiers from sixty to three percent."

- Julie Crist, M. Ac., jc@acupla.net
Julie Crist

Read more about bentonite clay minerals in our section dedicated to bentonite articles.



Colon Cleansing & Detox with Bentonite and Psyllium

Please note that this article is a part of a series of articles that are always being updated. Interested visitors should also read:

Using Healing Clay Interally

Mercury Poisoning and Mercury Toxicity
Drinking healing clay cures a sleep disorder

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"Everyone wants a quick cleanse or a 24 hour detox. Sure, party for a decade and then try to clean up the whole mess in a few minutes, it's not going to happen. Any Cleansing or Detoxification Program is a total joke unless you do a thorough bowel cleansing for a few weeks FIRST!"

"...I have literally traveled around the world in search of what a normal bowel movement and bowel habit should be like. Now, how many people can say that?"

"...These relaxed primitive people all seemed to have one bowel movement within 20 to 30 minutes after each major meal that they ate. They just squat, it rapidly comes out within a minute, and they are done. No library of magazines, no squeezing, straining, grunting, meditation or prayer, it just came out effortlessly. They seem to average between 2 and 4 bowel movements a day..."
- Dr. Richard Schulze

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"Death begins in the colon... In my opinion, there is only one real disease, and that disease is 'autointoxiation' - the body poisoning itself. It's the filth in our system that kills us. I'm convinced that unless you clean out your colon you will never regain vibrant health."

- Dr. V. Earl Irons

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Bentonite and psyllium make an excellent combination for use internally. A mixture of both of these relatively inert substances has long been used to cleanse the digestive system, reduce or eliminate food allergies, eliminate constipation, and successfully combat candida infections. Utilizing psyllium with bentonite can eliminate most of the uncomfortable side effects that some people experience when using bentonite alone, and provides a gentle means of cleansing the colon.


Psyllium, also known as Isabgol, is a soluable plant fiber ( Plantago syllium ) containing 10 - 30% mucilage. Psyllium is well known for its binding properties, and is commonly used as a safe and effective natural laxative. As a soluable fiber food source, normal use reduces cholesterol adsorbed by the body.

Psyllium has also been used to treat diabetes, diverticular disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Psyllium can be used to treat any inflammatory conditions of the digestive system, including ulcerations.

Always increase water intake when using Psyllium internally. Drinking an extra six to eight ounces of water is strongly recommended.


While generally regarded as safe, a small minority of individuals do not tolerate psyllium well. Those experiencing discomfort should discontinue use, or start with a very small amount to allow the body to adjust.

Use of psyllium can reduce the effectiveness of prescribed lithium.

Use of psyllium can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Do not use psyllium within two hours of any medicinal substances. Use at least 30 minutes prior to eating.

Always start slowly; use 1 tsp. of clay with psyllium rather than starting with 1 tablespoonful.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day, it's not a joke.

Avoid ingesting clay/psyllium with oils.



Preparation: Psyllium & Bentonite

Preparing the Bentonite / Healing Clay Colloid with Psyllium

Please note: Both the Psyllium and the Bentonite MUST be fully hydrated prior to ingestion! We've received several emails from people following incorrect "psyllium and bentonite shake instructions", who have experienced discomfort due to the psyllium swelling in the stomach.

First, prepare the bentonite mixture by adding one teaspoonful to tablespoonful of clay to an 8 ounce glass of water. Mix completely so that the bentonite is completely dispersed throughout the water ( with no clay clumps present in the water ). Then, add one teaspoon to one tablespoonful of powdered psyllium husks to the clay colloid. Mix thoroughly. Before taking the psyllium and clay internally, be certain that the psyllium has had time to expand completely.

Clay And Psyllium Magma
This bentonite and psyllium magma was made by combining just enough psyllium to completely saturate the hydrated bentonite colloid. Please note that this image is only used as an example of a colloidal state; very few people should ingest a psyllium/clay colloid this dense without alot of detox experience.

Visually studying the colloid will allow an experienced user to be certain that the bentonite and psyllium is widely dispersed throughout the water medium. Avoid adding too much psyllium or bentonite. This will ensure that the end product remains in a colloidal state, with the charge layers intact and the particles fully hydrated. Following the one teaspoon guide is always a safe method to achieve a good product, but it shouldn't be assumed that this is the only method!


Clay and Psyllium - II
[ Careful visual study of the differences between a bentonite clay water and a psyllium and bentonite colloid will reveal that the bentonite and psyllium organize quite differently in the water medium than either do independently ]


Using Clay and Psyllium Internally for a Gentle Detox

Using bentonite and psyllium internally may be done in the same manner as clay used alone. We do recommend, however, that the addition of psyllium be limited to twice daily. If one elects to use the psyllium combination twice daily over a long period time, prudence suggests that the two doses should be administered first thing in the morning and in the late evening, at least 30 minutes before breakfeast and at least 30 minutes after dinner.


Tips: Getting Serious about Restoring the Bowels to Perfect Health

Complete bowel cleansing takes time. Here are some simple tips to help you on your way; ones that will not interfere with using natural earths and clays:

  • Restore the alkalinity of your soft tissues - Use PH testing strips to test your saliva every four hours for three days. If your average reading is below 6.75, then alkalizing needs to be a very serious priority. When we tested 50 random people, all individuals who reported excellent health measured 7.0. All chronically ill individuals accept for one had a problem with high acidity levels. Fresh lemon water can be used to help the body flush acids from the soft tissues of the body.

  • Use a program such as Dr. Schulze's intestinal formula #1. Why Dr. Schulze? There are better digestive cleansing programs available, but his formulas are very effective and simple to use.

  • Primal Defense Probiotics

  • Both Primal Defense and Dr. Schulze's formula are available here: http://www.risingstarlc.com/schulze5.htm

  • Individuals who do not respond to probiotics should consider researching fermented cabbage juice.

  • Modify your diet! There is no perfect "out of the box" dietary philosophy that we have been able to identify. People are individuals, and there are at least 12 core genetic factors that influence what type of diet may be best for any individual. If you have a very hard time eating correctly for your body, then get a whole food kosher meal product such as "Ultimate Meal" by Ultimate Life, and religiously make at least 1 shake daily, at least 5 times weekly.

  • Learn to listen to your body! It knows what it needs.

  • Conditions involving serious digestive failure can even take 1-2 years to resolve even when using an effective protocol.

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Featured: Did You Know...?

  From Anion A of Switzerland, to Fuller's Earth of the U.S. Midwest, to Argiletz's French Green clay in France, to the fine glacier clays of Canada, to the Dead Sea Muds of the middle east, to the vibrant green bentonites of Wyoming, to the pale grey bentonites of Death Valley, montomorillonite, bentonite, illite, and zeolite have held a long standing reputation for curative powers in natural medicine.

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