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Clay Uses - How Eating Clay Can Help You Lose Weight

natural weight loss with clayObesity has become a major health concern for a majority of us.  Recent studies indicate that two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese.  Dr. David Ludwig, director of the Obesity Program at Children's Hospital in Boston states that body weight is affected by many genetic, psychological and environmental factors that influence diet and activity levels.  He also says fast food, sugar-sweetened drinks and low-quality junk food have been major contributors to obesity, as have cutbacks in funding for regular, mandatory physical education in schools and limited health coverage for obesity prevention and treatment.

We understand there's a problem, and we understand the health risks.  What most people don't understand however, is how to win the weight loss war.  Billions are spent each year on fad diets and "miracle" pills that often do more harm than good.  We need to understand WHY obesity is on the rise.

What is Causing This Alarming Rise in Obesity?

One of the major contributing factors to obesity is toxins in our bodies.  Substances that are toxic to our bodies come at us from all directions: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, and the metabolic waste produced inside us.  Toxin build-up in the body contributes to premature aging and chronic and degenerative diseases.  Studies have discovered various chemicals from our foods and environment that indicate man contributes 700,000 tons of pollutants into the air every day, ranging from everyday household cleaners to cosmetics and hair dyes. Chemicals and toxins accumulate in fat tissue.  The more chemicals and toxins, the more fat the body manufactures.

Another study indicates weight gain and depression are just two common manifestations of a congested, overworked liver.  Following are the most common symptoms and conditions: Being on edge (easily stressed), elevated cholesterol, skin conditions, skin irritation, depression, sleep difficulties, indigestion, kidney damage, heart damage, brain damage, Hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, weight gain, poor memory, PMS, mental fog, blood sugar disorders, allergies, obesity.  If you have tried many ways to improve your health and energy level and nothing seemed to adequately help, it is very possible that your overworked liver underlies your difficulties.  Restoring liver function is one of the most important and vital actions you could ever do for your health.  When the liver gets congested and toxic, it will remain that way and get worse until it gets detoxified and rejuvenated.

How Can CLAY Help Me Lose Weight?

To lose weight, it's imperative to get rid of the toxins in your body.  Nothing is better for this than clay.  According to Ran Knishinsky, author of The Clay Cure, the best, most natural way to internally cleanse and detoxify is with clay.  The following is an excerpt from his book:

"If the system fails to get rid of poisons through the bowels, a constipated condition arises in which the toxins never leave the body.  They sit inside and putrefy.  What's worse, the body doesn't know the difference between live food and dead food in the colon.  It will still try to get nourishment out of waste you would never want to set your eyes upon.  Naturally, this puts a strain on every functioning cell in the body.


The clay's immediate action upon the body is directly on the digestive channel.  This involves the clay actually binding with the toxic substances and removing them from the body with the stool.  It performs this job with every kind of toxin, including those from the environment, such as heavy metals, and those that occur naturally as by-products of the body's own health processes, such as metabolic toxins.  It's hard to believe that the body produces its own toxins, but that may happen as a result of stress, inefficient metabolism, or the proliferation of free radicals.

The body has no problem ridding itself of the clay.  Don't worry about a tiny brick house being built in the middle of your colon.  The clay assists the body's eliminatory process by acting as a bulking agent, similar to psyllium fiber, sweeping out the old matter that doesn't need to be there.  It is not digested in the same manner as food as it passes through the alimentary canal.  Instead, it stimulates intestinal peristalsis, the muscular contractions that move food and stool through the bowels.  The clay and the adsorbed toxins are both eliminated together; this keeps the toxins from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.

Clay works on the entire organism.  No one part of the body is left untouched by its healing energies.  I don't know of another supplement that is quite as capable as clay of producing such a wide range of positive reactions."

He goes on to discuss dieting with clay:

"When dieting with clay, the important thing to watch out for is that you don't skip meals or skip out on good nutrition.  While the clay helps to satisfy hunger, it doesn't work the same as a "fat burner."  It's not going to blast you with a caffeine high and enable you to drop pounds quickly.

The recommended dosage of clay is one heaping teaspoon taken an hour before meals in an eight-ounce glass of water or juice.  Try mixing it with a green drink like Green Plus or Kyo-Green for improved results."

Ran Knishinsky recommends ingesting clay on a daily basis to maintain optimal health.  To do this, you can either eat hydrated clay or drink liquefied clay.  Generally, it is suggested that one to two tablespoons of hydrated clay daily is the proper amount for an adult.  For those who prefer to take their clay in liquid form, we recommend one to two ounces daily.  In all three cases, it is recommended to take the clay on an empty stomach for best results.  And if you're taking any medication, it is recommended to wait 1-3 hours before ingesting clay, but please check with your physician, as medications vary in time release and content.  


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