Date: July, 2003
To: Eytons' Earth Research
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I have read your website and looked through some
of the messages in the yahoo group.
I am considering purchasing clay from [ url removed
I was also considering purchasing clay from [ url
However in their guidelines it states that 'Do not
touch "toxic clay" with bare hands. Removal
of clay without vinyl or plastic gloves may cause
chemical burns and re-absorbtion of viruses, bacteria,
and fungus." Now, on your website, nowhere did
I see that one needed to wear plastic gloves when
using clay. I'm apprehensive about purchasing this
clay. Tell me, does one need to wear rubber gloves
when one is using clay?
Date: July, 2003
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Eytons' Earth: Thank you for writing!
Undisclosed: Thank you for writing!
Eytons' Earth: I think they're being
a bit melodramatic with their advice. What they refer
to is the clay AFTER it has been used on the body: This is when it is now " toxic".
Undisclosed: I e-mailed asking her
if you needed to wear the gloves the entire time.
directions on the website seemed somewhat odd. I couldn't understand
why I would be taking a bath in the clay, but I would have to wear gloves due
to the toxins. She e-mailed back explaining that if you're working
with someone else it would be best to use the gloves. She says that our own
impurities are drawn into the clay and that it is best to wear the gloves for
sanitary reasons. O.K., fine! But she didn't explain this on her website. I've
confidence in this clay.
I have purchased the hydrated bentonite and psyllium
seed husks from V.E. Irons, Inc.
I have been doing a searching for bentonite healing
this past week. I came across a link that says that
bentonite http://www.gutdoc.org/Constipation.htm also
absorbs minerals. This has caused me to wonder if it
could cause an electrolyte imbalance. Jason, does taking
bentonite internally absorb minerals from your body?
http://koiclay.com/page5a.htm It's very good for koi
fish though. :)
Our Notes on Healing Clay Use
It is an excellent practice to utilize
established sanitary procedures when doing any healing
work with the body. Medical standards have been set
that at one time were not practiced, and have since
saved millions of lives. Proper sanitation under any
circumstances is an idea who's time has come!
However, we wish our readers to understand
that there is no risk from momentary contact with used
healing clay, unless:
1. The healing clay has been used on
an open wound with significant draining.
2. The healing clay has been used to
treat radiation poisoning.
3. The clay has otherwise become saturated
with a dangerous substance.
The clay's direct action is
a result of clay's ion exchange capabilities. Non-radioactive
materials sorpted into the clay will remain in the
clay, provided that contact does not cause an ion exchange.
This ion exchange is a chemical reaction.
When clay is used on the body in a non-medical
situation, the amount of matter sorpted by the clay
is USUALLY extremely minute. Our observations indicate
that it is the body's own lymphatic system that is
doing much of the work, having been stimulated by pelotherapy.
By principle we always take care in the
disposal of used clay. However, this is not because
we are afraid! It is a) respect for proper principles
and procedures, b) a good habit for any disposal activities,
and c) cultivates a caring attitude.
Bentonite's Ability to Adsorb
Bentonite, upon direct contact, will
sorpt substances indiscriminately, dependent upon the
chemical makeup of the substances, the clay, and the
biological terrain or environment. High PH
clays will be far more active in the lower
intestinal tract. Low PH clays will
be far more active in the small intestines. The bentonites
we have tested are high PH clays, and act as alkalizing
agents in the body.
There is no risk of dietary deficiency
resulting from reasonable use of clay internally. Users
have reported an INCREASE in the body's ability to
utilize nutrients as the result of clay used internally.
This has, however, not been scientifically established.
Indigenous peoples' throughout history
have utilized clay as a daily part of the diet. Clay
should always be used with as much wisdom and understanding
as possible, but we see no reason to fear the use of
quality clays internally. Clay's ability to adsorb
nutrients is directly limited to the amount of time
it remains in the small intestines. The sheer volume
of food eaten compared to bentonite taken should give
an indication of why we believe as we do.
Studies done by the U.S. Army indicated
that clay utilized internally in larger amounts, in
order to treat radiation ( Cesium ) poisoning, resulted
in a loss of weight of the cattle treated. There may
be many reasons for this, especially damage and contaminants
in the body.