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Healing with Clay: A Natural Way to Cure Modern Diseases

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Clay has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to heal many medical ailments.
Air Date: 1/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Darryl Bosshard
Darryl B Darryl Bosshardt is spokesperson for Redmond Trading Company, manufacturer and distributor of Redmond Clay Powder, an all-natural bentonite healing clay that has been used for generations.

Darryl grew up working for the family mineral business in Redmond, Utah, and then earned a Bachelors of Science degree at Southern Utah University followed by an MBA at Western Governor's University.

In his spare time, Darryl enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fishing, canyoneering, beekeeping, and just about anything else he can get is hands on. He currently lives in Heber City, Utah, with his wife and three boys.
Healing with Clay: A Natural Way to Cure Modern Diseases
You might associate clay with an exotic day at the spa, filled with facials and mud bath treatments. However, clay has been used for centuries as an internal and external natural remedy to heal infections, ease pain, and promote healing.

What are some of the ailments clay is helpful in treating?
  • Insect bites
  • Boils
  • Cuts and sores
  • Achy joints
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Poison ivy
  • Puncture wounds
  • Indigestion
  • Chemical and radiation poisoning

Clay healing works in four steps:

1. Adsorption: Many toxins, heavy metals, and free radicals carry a positive charge. The negative ions in clay are eager to attach to these toxins, swapping negative ions for positive, and creating a bond that keeps the toxin and clay together in suspension until your body eliminates the pair together.

2. Absorption: If adsorption functions like a magnet, absorption functions like a sponge. It’s a slower and less selective process, but other elements in the gut become assimilated by clay, which allows your body to rid itself of potentially harmful material after absorption occurs.

3. pH: Clay has been shown to lower acid levels and neutralize heartburn, reflux, and upset stomachs.

4. Minerals: Minerals are essential to the chemical reactions that keep your body healthy. Clay is a rich source of trace minerals needed to keep your body functioning properly.

How else is clay used as a natural remedy?

Darryl Bosshardt, Expert in Therapeutic Clay Healing, joins Dr. Holly to share the numerous benefits associated with clay healing.