The Mystery and Miracle of Calcium Bentonite Clay

by / Sunday, 10 October 2010 / Published in I Love That!

I recently read the book “Living Clay Nature’s Own Miracle Cure” by Perry Arledge.  Having used clay, mud and the like for my beauty regimen for decades, I thought I knew a lot about it but I was wrong: I knew only the tip of the iceberg.  For instance, did you know that you can eat clay!! Yes, I said eat it. Well not any clay but calcium bentonite clay in particular. What’s more, people have apparently been eating it for centuries and getting some of the best health they’ve ever experienced. You may have been using this same clay without even knowing about it as it is often used in medications, supplements, cosmetics, soaps and more. Learning about the clay gave me an idea about using it to work with my auto-immune system, which has been giving me quite a lot to do in the last several years. I learned that calcium bentonite clay works well on open wounds, boils, and internal infections but I didn’t find much specific information with regard to auto immune disorders. So while I continued my research, I ordered some from Living Clay Co. and tried it for myself.

Mystery, Miracle or Both?

Throughout nature we have found that many substances hold a magnetic charge and calcium bentonite clay is no exception. Derived from volcanic ash, it is actually a nano crystal of highly charged negative electromagnetic energy.  So what is the mystery? The clay seemingly acts as an adaptogenic compound for our bodies, going where it needs to go and doing what it needs to do unlike any other substance. What clay does is draw to itself (adsorb) and absorb positively charged substances like heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, chemical waste, etc. The clay doesn’t differentiate between the positive ions to which it  attaches:  it simply seeks it out the positive ion; bonds to it and then absorbs it.

For example, let’s say you have a virus and you want to use the clay to help in the healing process. You can mix up some clay and water and drink it down or soak in a clay bath. The clay, with its strong negative ionic charge and mineral composition, will seek out, surround and bind with the positively charged ions of the virus and any other positive ions and effectively absorb it into itself. Through the process of absorption, the combination of trapped ions undergoes a chemical change within the clay molecule and then enters into the spaces between the clay’s inner structures.1.

By surrounding and drawing the virus up into the clay molecule, the clay effectively cuts the virus off from its source of nutrition (you!) and renders it useless. At this point the virus typically dies but what’s even better is that the clay will contain the virus and carry it out of your system. Moreover, because of its electromagnetic energy, the clay actually stimulates circulation which in turn stimulates cellular and tissue repair. And that my friends, is a miraculous mystery.

Calcium Bentonite Clay for Healing What Ails You

The use of clay for healing has actually been well documented for centuries. In fact there are 6,000 years of documented history! According to Perry Arledge “between 3500-150 A.D., physician/priests treated over 300 documented ailments in the same fashion as is recommended today.” More recently, it was documented that “Mahatma Gandhi imported thousands of tons of the French Green Clay to India to cure intestinal ailments and overcome constipation.”  There are literally dozen upon dozen of uses listed in the book and it covers everything from abrasions to weight loss. But all of this information is from just one source and there are many more.  I even found a segment about calcium bentonite clay on the Discovery Channel touting the benefits for astronauts…the calcium is so absorbable by the body that it keeps the astronauts from getting osteoporosis while in space. Who knew astronauts got osteoporosis from space travel?

How did it work for me?

I realize that my use of the clay has not been scientifically based and has been somewhat limited but let me say this… I feel better and there is no mystery about it.

After one month, my skin feels luxurious and looks better than it has in at least a decade. My inflammation has calmed. My allergic rashes from food and environment have been reduced by at least 50%. My sinuses are clear and I’m breathing easily despite my allergy season kicking into high gear. And most importantly, I don’ t ache every minute of every day. Yes, I’m still experiencing some autoimmune discomfort but I do feel better overall and I intend to keep on using the clay. I’ve suggested it to several friends and family members and they’ve all enjoyed it. I’m actually buying several of their sample gift bags to give as gifts for the holiday season.

Special Offer

This is the first time I’ve been able to arrange a special offer for my clients and I couldn’t be happier that it is with Living Clay Co which, as it turns out, is a local Austin company.  After a wonderful conversation with the president of the company, Kyle Johnson, we’ve come together to create an offer for you. Starting today and for the next 21 days, you will be able to receive a copy of Perry A’s book (a $19.95 value), “Living Clay Nature’s Own Miracle Cure” with any order you place on their website. This book has a plethora of information on calcium bentonite clay. You will learn how to take and use the clay, what applications it is good for, the history and more. You’ll be glad you have it on hand when your clay products come.

How to get your special offer: The coupon code “FREEBOOK” may be used on-line at or by placing an order by phone with the Living Clay Co. at 1-800-915-CLAY (2529).  The coupon code can also be used in combination with any Living Clay specials that are currently being run on theLiving Clay website.  The Coupon Code will expire at midnight 21 days from today which is October 31st . When you get to the checkout, you’ll see a place to enter your coupon code.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the mystery and miracle of calcium bentonite clay and that you will take advantage of this wonderful offer.

Your partner in health,



1.     “How Clay Works – Adsorption and Absorption,” About Clay.com

The Discovery Channel – Calcium Bentonite Clay video

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