Alkazing with clay
Here is some info on the many uses of clay. Just ignore any brand names as you can use any good clay that is local to you. Scroll down about halfway if you want to skip to the bit about brushing teeth with clay:
Modern science confirms that minerals derived directly from the earth can be more effective than supplements synthesized by man. In the 1960's when NASA was preparing to conquer space, experiements showed that weightlessness induced very rapid bone depletion. They funded a range of pharmaceutical companies to develop calcium supplements.
NASA researcher Benjamin Ershoff of the California Polytechnic Institute: reported that the 'calcium in clay....is absorbed more efficiently and that it contains some factor or factors (alkalinity and electron activity) other than calcium which promotes improved calcium utilization and/or bone formation.'He added, 'Little or no benefit was noted when calcium alone was added to the diet.'
The clay that NASA was using in their tests was a smectite montmorillonite clay.
We will be introducting very soon a patent pending device using this smectite montmorillonite clay for a water filtration system to increase the pH and the electrical potential while cleaning the water of all impurities. It will raise the pH of water to an 8.5 to 9.5 with an ORP of -75 to -150 mV without electricity while cleaning the water of chlorine, bacteria, yeast, algae and molds.
We have long heard of people eating clay known as either 'geophagy' (pronounced...gee-off-uh-gee), or, 'pica'. Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary
defines geophagy as 'a condition in which the patient eats inedible substances
such as chalk, or earth'. And, it defines pica as 'a perversion of appetite with cravings for substances not fit for food such as clay, ashes or plaster'.
This craving I perceive is not perverted at all; but, makes sense when you know what clay contains and what it does for the skin. It has been credited with improving the skin of many people suffering from a wide range of challenges. These include: skin ailments such as eczema and acne, dry skin, oily skin, rashes, sores, bruises, skin discoloration or spots on skin, moles, dandruff and even hair-loss, just to name a few.
Clay provides an impressive assortment of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium and silica -- all alkalizing to the skin
and foundational in the production of other elements through nuclear transformations or biological transformations.
In a clay mineral the elements of oxygen, silica, and potassium are spheres arranged in a regular three-dimensional pattern. The spheres are the building-blocks of the clay minerals; and, the arrangement of the spheres determines the type of mineral. The character of the clay mineral group determines the type of clay and its eventual use. In other words, the clay mineral structure gives an understanding of its specific properties.
Among the clays suitable for eating, is Montmorillonite, the most common and the most sought-after. Montmorillonite clay was named after the town of Montmorillon, France where it was first identified. The mineral clay belongs to a group of clays known as smectite, a word that describes its layered structure. The smectites are one of seven clay mineral groups. Each group contains a certain number of species and variations on the layered structure.
The clay that I recommend for skin and hair care only is structured in a single
silica tetrahedron and is the main building-block of Montmorillonite clay and
the best clay for the body.
Montmorillonite Clay is an old Home-Remedy that people have used since the
beginning of time for various reasons. And it is my personal belief that Montmorillonite Clay was possibly the Manna that was given to the children of
Israel by God as they wandered through the wilderness for 40 years.
Its origins are as simple and basic as the old practice of putting mud on a bee sting, spider bite, or snake bite. Montmorillonite Clay comes from deposits near Montmorillon, France and is also found in Redmond, Utah. Geologically speaking,
Montmorillonite clay is a volcanic ash which was deposited in sea water. By modern definition it is a swelling-type clay in its 'natural' state with no
additives, chemicals or preservatives. The only processing it undergoes is crushing.
What Makes Montmorillonite Clay So Special?
The Montmorillonite Clay minerals occur in very small or colloidal particles.
They are extremely fine-grained and thin-layered...more so than any of the other
clay minerals. The layers contain ions that are very loosely, bound to one another...and, easily exchangeable. Not only will acidic toxins stick to its outside surface; but, numerous toxic elements and organic matter on the skin or hair will enter the space between the layers.
In addition to its already unique structure, Montmorillonite Clay has a particularly large surface area when properly hydrated with distilled water...which further boosts its adsorptive and absorptive properties. These two words look alike but their difference is critical in understanding the functions of Montmorillonite Clay minerals. Adsorption characterizes the process by which substances stick to the outside surface of the adsorbent medium. The clay possesses unsatisfied ionic bonds around the edges of its mineral particles. It naturally seeks to satisfy those bonds. For this to happen it must meet with a substance carrying an opposite electrical or ionic charge. When this occurs, the ions held around the outside structural units of the adsorbent medium and the substance are exchanged.
The particles of Montmorillonite Clay carry a negative, electrical charge; whereas, impurities or toxins carry a positive electrical charge. For this very reason Montmorillonite Clay has been used to adsorb the colloidal impurities (alcohol and other exotoxins and mycotoxins) in beer, wine, liquor, and cider. The impurities in wine carry positive charges; and, can be chelated or coagulated (bound together) and removed by stirring a small amount of negatively-charged Montmorillonite Clay material into the wine or beer. The clay particles attract the mycotoxins or alcohol in the wine or beer and they settle to the bottom of the bottle or glass together.
The process works the same on the skin or hair. When Montmorillonite Clay is placed on the skin the positively-charged exotoxins and mycotoxins are attracted by the negatively-charged edges of the clay mineral. An exchange reaction occurs; whereby, the clay swaps its ions for those of the other substance. Now electrically satisfied it holds the acidic toxin in suspension until the clay is washed off the skin or hair with warm water.
The term 'active' or 'alive' indicates the ionic exchange capacities of a given clay mineral. The degree to which the clay mineral ions become active determine its classification as 'alive'. Living bodies are able to grow and change their form and function by taking within themselves 'lifeless' material of certain kinds; and, biologically transforming it into a part of themselves. No dead body can adsorb just as no dead battery can provide energy. It is, physically impossible. That is why Montmorillonite Clay is such a powerful skin and hair care product.
Chemically and structurally Montmorillonite Clay is shaped like a credit card
with negative charges on the flat surface and positive charges at the edges.
Therefore, the negative charge is many times more powerful than the positive charge. One gram of Montmorillonite Clay has a surface area of 800 square meters. To give that some serious perspective that's about ten football fields! The greater the surface area of the clay the greater the power to pick up positively-charged particles or acidic toxins on the skin many times its own weight.
If we go back to our base physical components we can safely say that we are built from multitudes of particles (from dust you are and to dust you will return) held together by electrical bonds. Electrical forces are what hold atoms and molecules together. Chemical bonds and reactions depend on the electrical forces. Therefore, all chemical reactions are in essence reorganization of electrical forces which continue to be vital at body levels, i.e., tissues and organs. When this is all taken into account a living organism is shown to be an extremely intricate electrical system.
During states of imbalance the vital life-force is weak and incapable of supporting the body and its functions. In states of balance however the opposite occurs: the life-force or 'zeta potential' is strong and able to counteract the state of imbalance (or, should I say spoiling and rotting). What keeps the white blood cells moving and doing their work of clearing out toxins is the energy that feeds it, the substance of life - the 'zeta potential'. The body will not run well; or, will at least run with all sorts of mechanical problems when there is no life-force energy or 'zeta potential' to support it.
When Montmorillonite Clay is put on the skin its vital life-force or 'zeta potential' is released into the dermis of the skin; and, mingles with the vital life-force of the body creating a stronger, more powerful energy in the host. Its, colloidal particles are agents of stimulation and transformation capable of withholding and releasing energy at impulse. The natural magnetic action transmits a remarkable power to the organism and helps to rebuild vital 'potential' through the liberation of latent energy. When it is in contact with the body its very nature compels it to release its vital force: the, vital force from which so many plants and animals feed.
Therefore, in order to create healthly skin and hair the body MUST BE STIMULATED and, stimulated by another working energy like Montmorillonite Clay!
When the white cells, the garbage collectors of our body fluids do not function at their best the Montmorillonite Clay supports the body's outer resources (the skin) to awaken the stagnant energy by binding exotoxins and mycotoxins on the
surface of the skin or hair. It also supplies the body with the available magnetism to run WELL! In this way the body's natural immune system has an improved chance of restoring the alkaline pH by removing morbid matter and acidic toxins from the skin or hair thereby maintaining a healthy balance.
How is Montmorillonite Clay Used in the Normal Old Home-Remedies?
The Montmorillonite Clay has a consistency of mustard and is ready to use or it can be mixed in water. Old-Timers would apply the gel/paste directly to the skin for a drawing-effect as in the case of a bee sting, mosquito bite, boil, spider bite, stinging nettle, etc. If the clay is not covered it will dry out; and, as it dries you will feel it draw and pull. If you want a tightening-effect
as in the case of a facial for acne, pimples, or minor cuts leave it on until it
is almost, but not totally dry. Then remove with a warm wet washcloth and,
splash with warm water to remove all traces of the clay. If you want an even
more 'cooling and soothing effect' such as for burns or scrapes and bruises;
cover the gel with a plastic covering or wet cloth so that it won't dry out. If
users were not sure which technique would suit their needs best they often
alternated between covered and uncovered applications of the clay.
Montmorillonite Clay has been applied once or twice daily or even left in place
on the skin overnight, as desired.
Other external uses for the Montmorillonite Clay have been as a fine talcum
powder or a diapering powder.
Instructions for using Young pHorever Montmorillonite Clay:
There are many different ways of using the Montmorillonite Clay externally; but,
most all start out with the gel. Make the gel about the consistency of
mayonnaise or mustard by mixing 2 parts water with 1 part Montmorillonite Clay.
Apply generously in a ½ inch to ¾ inch layer directly onto the skin. An
alternative that allows for more mobility is to apply the Clay on a piece of
'cheese cloth'; and, fold the cloth as if making a 'burrito'. Secure to the
skin with an 'Ace' bandage. After applying there are several options:
Uncovered: Some people apply the Montmorillonite Clay leaving it uncovered
allowing it to dry. As it dries it will 'draw' or 'pull'. Remove before the
clay is totally dry.
Covered with Cloth: Covering the Montmorillonite Clay with a
cloth will secure it to the desired spot and cause the clay to dry more slowly.
Doing this enables you to leave the clay in place overnight or to be able to be
mobile during the day without the clay transferring to clothing and household
furniture. Wetting the cloth with water will slow the drying rate and increase
the 'cooling sensation'. Again remove the clay pack before it is totally dry;
and, replace it with a fresh application of Montmorillonite Clay gel, if
Covered with Plastic: Covering the Montmorillonite Clay with plastic wrap or a
plastic bag keeps the clay from drying at all which is the desired effect if you
are applying it to a burn. Even though the clay will not dry when covered with
plastic some people prefer to replace it twice daily. Other people have found
that even leaving the pack in tact on a burn for two or three days will produce
beautiful new 'pink skin'.
Using the Dry Montmorillonite Clay: People say using it as a baby powder causes
diaper rash to disappear before the next diaper change. Some people have
reported a 'drawing-healing action' when the clay is applied to an open infected
If you have never used clay before and plan on using it for the first time on
your skin expect a REAL TREAT! Here are some testimonies from people after
Young pHorever Montmorillonite Clay for four weeks:
* No more skin rashes
* No more acne
* No more dandruff
* NEW AND, INCREASED HAIR GROWTH!!!
* Less 'wandering-pain' all over my body
* Clearer skin
* Enhanced growth and tissue repair of gums and skin
* Softer skin
* No more brown spots on my skin
* Skin is less dry and feels more hydrated
* After soaking my feet in a water bath of clay no more toe fungus
* My skin feels tighter and younger
* The wrinkles on face seemed to disappear
* The redness on face is almost gone after all these years
* It soothed skin and took away the redness from a sunburn
* Great for bee stings, spider bites and mosquitoe bites
The Young pHorever Montmorillonite Clay is for skin and hair care use only and
not for human consumption.
Brushing teeth with clay:
It is a well known fact that acids in the mouth cause tooth decay. One of the best
dentifrices is plain old baking soda and sea salt.
But, acids in the mouth are a continuing insult throughout the day from the foods that
we eat. That is why the saliva glands, stomach, pylorus glands, gall bladder and pancreas release plain old baking soda to buffer and alkalize the food and liquids that we are eat. The release of baking soda on the food and liquids that we put into our mouth is in preparation of that food becoming the foundational stem cells that become our blood and then our body cells.
Most folks think that the mouth and stomach are releasing enzymes or acids to digest the food or liquids we eat. This is medical myth. The enzymes or acids in the mouth come directly from the foods and liquids that we eat and the salivary glands, in response to these acids, release alkaline buffers to neutralize those enzymes or acids. This is the
reason I DO NOT recommend taking vinegar, HCLsupplements and acidic digestive enzymes. They destroy the alkalinity of the alimentary canal and set the stage for dis-ease!
One of the most important truths that I teach is that the alimentary canal is not a digestive system but an alkaline buffering system. The primary organ responsible for making baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is the stomach. The stomach takes water, carbon
dioxide and sodium chlorite from the blood to make sodium bicarbonate. That is why are blood is salted with sodium! The chemistry is as follows:
NaCl + C02 + H20 <=> NaHCO3 + HCL
Now, if you are thinking, "Wait a minute, Dr. Young, I thought that the stomach was acidic. I thought that the acids from the stomach were created to digest food," then may I humbly suggest to you that this is the biggest medical myth of the 20th and 21st centuries. The mouth, stomach and intestines are not digestive organs but organs
of contribution. The contribution is plain old baking soda - sodium bicarbonate.
When food enters the stomach, the cover cells of the stomach begin to produce plain old baking soda or sodium bicarbonate to raise the pH of the food. The baking soda splashes on the food and the hydrochloric acid falls into the gastric pits away from the food. This is where current medical science misses the boat. They measure the pH of the stomach after the food has been alkalized by the sodium bicarbonate or after alkalization. The only thing left is the acidic residues of the HCL or hydrochloric acid which is a waste product of sodium bicarbonate production, not a product of digestion. The correct healthy pH of the stomach ranges from 7.2 to 8.4 not the current medical theory of 1.5 to 3.0.
The goal is to raise the pH of the food to an 8.2 to 8.4 before it reaches the root system of the body or the
intestinal villi (small intestine) for biological transformation into the new erthyroblasts which become our new blood. This transformation of food into blood happens in the small intestine and can only happen in an alkaline pH of 8.2 to 8.4.
This is why I recommend drinking alkaline beverages like the pH Miracle Water with your alkaline green foods. Constant flooding of the mouth and stomach with pHMiracle
Water will create and sustain an alkaline environment in the mouth and stomach which is "refreshed" with every drink. The concomitant reduction in oral and stomach acids not only will improve overall dental and digestive health, but it will also reduce or eliminate bad breath, indigestion, nausea, acid reflux, ulcers and even cancer caused by acids from the foods and liquids we eat.
The following are just a few of the comments that we have accumulated over the years.
J Pub Health Dentistry, Nov 1993. There is a tooth decay epidemic in the US. 42% of people over 65 years of age have no natural teeth, 44-year-olds have an average of
30 dental cavities, 17-year-olds have an average of 11 cavities, with blacks and the impoverished being twice as bad. American Indians have four times the dental problems
of the average non-Indian populations. American Indians have free dental care, and have had since almost the beginning of fluoridation. If fluoride helped prevent cavities
at a rate of 80% per 15 years as the proponents of fluoride claimed in the beginning of the early studies of the 1940s, US residents would now have less than 2 cavities per person.
In MediZine, Vol. 6 No. 2, April of 2000, the American Dental Association again states that a dental epidemic exists and 42% of those over 65 years of age and 25% of those over 44 years of age have no natural teeth. They admit their ignorance as to why. We now know why. It is the acidic lifestyle and diet which includes how you think.
Studies conducted over a 30 year period indicate that the increasing concentration of fluoride in drinking water from 0 to 1 ppm increases the cavities 7, 43, 22 and 10% in
Japan, Tucson, India and the US respectively. In other words, fluoridation about doubles cavitation from the norm. Numerous studies verify the fact that fluoridation of water
Tooth enamel (essentially calcium phosphate) reacts with all food acids to form cavities (see any chemistry text dealing with solubilities). The proton of the acid pulls the phosphate right out of the enamel, and fast. Dr. Albert Schatz, Nobel Laureate, who discovered streptomycin, found several decades ago that sharks' teeth with their
excessive fluoride would dissolve just as readily in citric acid (Vitamin C) as ordinary non-fluoridated teeth, laying to rest the hypothesis that fluoride would stop cavities.
The American Dental Association pushed aside as insignificant this discovery and Dr. Schatz' discoveries regarding excessive baby mortalities caused by fluoridation in Chili, South America. They returned his mail 3x unopened, and would not deal with him.
Some harmful food acids (with pH <4 which includes all animal proteins and fish) which are tart to the taste and attack tooth enamel. The lower the pH, the more rapidly the acids will breakdown and burn.
Reenamelization of the teeth occurs when they are clean. All commercial toothpastes make a barrier of glycerine (a sugar acid) on the teeth which requires more than 20 rinses to remove. A good solution for clean teeth, is brushing with plain old baking soda (pHour Salts - Dr. Young's newest alkaline product for brushing and rinsing the teeth) and pHlavor liquid sea salt which leaves the teeth ready for reenamelization
with calcium and phosphate in the diet. The compound adenosine diphosphatase delivers phosphate to the enamel surface.
Reenamelization and re calcification of the teeth is necessary on a daily basis, because the enamel leaches slightly even with normal tap water. Without reenamelization and re-calcification we could never have good teeth. That is why I created pHour Salts (an alkalizing tooth powder), pHlavor Sea Salts and pH Miracle Water. I brush my teeth
every day with pHour Salts and spray the pHlour Liquid Sea Salt on all my foods and in my mouth several times a day.