Benefits of Bentonite Clay

 Benefits of Bentonite Clay

Have you heard the term “God made dirt, dirt won’t hurt”? Well in the case of Bentonite clay, not only will it not hurt, but it seems to offersan array of health benefits!

Bentonite Clay is a healing Clay that can assist the body in internal detoxification. If you have been looking for a way to rid your body of the many toxins we are exposed to daily, then Bentonite Clay could be your answer.

According to a study done by PubMed.gov clay has been successful at absorbing the Rotavirus. It is also been helpful in eliminating digestive issues such as IBS, constipation, and vomiting. It is even safe to use for your pets.

There are many foods that contain contaminates and the clay draws these out of the body, therefore increasing your immune function. Bentonite Clay contains an abundance of minerals that are very important in maintaining good health.

Bentonite Clay can be useful for skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and Eczema. Mix with water and let dry on the skin. They have been using this age old beauty secret at spas for years!

You can add the clay to your bath as well to draw out toxins and will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated and less inflamed.

Another one of the many health benefits of Bentonite Clay is its ability to get oxygen to your cells. Since oxygen is the first thing we would die without, then I think it is pretty important to have an oxygen rich body. I talk more about this in my book“A Battle Plan For Cancer”.

Another thing you may have heard a lot lately is how acidic our bodies can become with the Standard American Diet(which spells SAD). Bentonite clay has an abundance of alkalizing minerals and can help bring our bodies pH into a more optimal range.

Bentonites Clay helps to remove toxins and a promotes good bacteria in the gut.

Bentonite Clay can also be used to make toothpaste.  It binds to the harmful toxins in our mouth and allows us to spit them out before swallowing them. You can also just rinse your mouth out with the clay and water as well for oral health benefits.

For those looking for alternative products for your babies, the clay can be used as a baby powder!

A study form Arizona State University found it effective in killing MRSA. Bentonite Clay has been used effectively for years and still offers many healing health benefits for us today.

Here is a brand that can be used internally and externally that is a good price on Amazon. What are your favorite uses of Bentonite Clay or which use are you most excited to try?

To Your Health,

Jenay Green

sources: U.S. library of medicine national institute of health

Pubmed.gov

Photo: Bentonite Hills volcanic clay, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Via: Geir Olav Lyngfjell | Shutterstock.

 

Do You Have A Toxic Liver?

Do You Have A Toxic Liver?liver

Most of us take better care of our cars than we do our bodies. We change the oil in our vehicles on a regular basis unless we want our cars to tear up, right?

Most of us don’t think twice about neglecting our bodies filter(our liver) for an entire lifetime. This makes no sense because cars can be replaced, but we only get one body!

Your liver is designed to detoxify and cleanse itself ,but the liver can easily be over burdened and kept from performing its procedures with the toxic environment and our lifestyle choices.

A toxic liver can lead to all kinds of health problems including cancer. A person with a congested liver is usually a highly allergic person and eventually can become allergic to almost everything.

If the liver is not filtering properly then molecules end up in the bloodstream that should not be there. Slowly but surely your body will end up reacting to everything.

If you have a toxic liver then you may have digestive problems, gallbladder problems,increased cholesterol and more.

As the blood becomes thick with fat, vessels become clogged, as vessels become clogged then blood pressure goes up.

Your kidneys are like a third liver and will take up the role. In most cases you will need to cleanse the liver and kidneys as well.

Blood pressure meds can also cause problems for the kidneys according to the Encyclopedia of pragmatic medicine.

Some of the obvious poisons that your liver is forced to filter are alcohol, drugs, and, cigarettes, but prescription drugs, 100% cooked diet, and processed food are also culprits.

Bad water,chlorine, too much protein, preservatives and additives like nitrates can also add to the problem. I recommend the Berkey water filter. It is the best I have found for the money!

Some liver cleansing foods you can add to your diet are garlic,onions, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red peppers, cabbage,beets, asparagus,and egg yolks.

Once you begin eliminating the toxins and adding clean foods to your diet you will begin to cleanse.You may feel worse before you feel better. Old symptoms may resurface when the body begins to heal. 

For steps on cleansing your liver I recommend this protocol by Dr. Axe. Following a lifestyle of clean eating and exercise and treating our bodies the way God intended will equip our bodies to work and function properly.

I believe another reason God called us to fast is because of the cleansing and health benefits it gives us as well as spiritual. Here is an article I wrote with the health benefits of fasting.

Do you have the symptoms of a toxic liver? Have you ever done a liver cleanse? If so, did it help eliminate the symptoms you were experiencing?

I challenge you adopt clean eating habits, exercise, proper rest, and good supplementation for the next 90 days and report how you feel!

To Your Health,

Jenay Green

sources: The Encyclopedia Of Pragmatic Medicine

Quick tips for fasting

Quick tips for fastingquick tips on fasting

At the beginning of the year a lot of people choose to break bad habits and begin healthy ones. Fasting is a commonly known practice dating back to biblical times.Fasting is done for a variety of reasons including, to discipline ourselves. I believe God has miraculous benefits in mind with fasting.

The thought of fasting can seem scary for a lot of people, especially who may not have any experience with it. A fast is something I believe you should pray about personally to get direction on why and how. Make sure before you begin fasting that you have a plan outlined. This will help you to not give up or divert from the original plan.

Another quick tip is to establish the type of fast you will be doing and why. The Daniel fast is a common fast. In the book of Daniel you can read beginning in chapter 1:8&12 Daniel had only pulse and water for ten days according to scripture. This would consist of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and water. This is a great fast to begin with.

Another type of fast is juice only. A quick tip for beginning a fast is to begin cutting out caffeine, processed foods, and sugar to make the detoxification process more subtle. When coming off a fast you should gradually add foods back to your diet and chew your food well. A juice only fast should consist of fresh juiced fruit and vegetables. This is fresh raw food in its most assimilated form.

Genesis 1:29 “And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree , in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for food.”Raw foods are considered the healing force in our diet, because they contain active enzymes, which are broken down when foods are cooked.

With the juice only fast, the body is cleansing more aggressively, which can result in greater detox symptoms. This is normal and the more intense the cleansing the greater the discomfort can be.Better out than in, but the toxins coming out can be an unpleasant experience.

If you are working and do not have the time to juice the vegetables fresh you can either juice them before leaving and keep them refrigerated or you can purchase a v-8 juice that is low sodium, not v-8 splash( it is not the same). Another option is the green goodness by bolthouse farms that can be purchased in almost any grocery store. These store bought options should be limited and water should be your primary drink when fasting.

Green leafy vegetables, beets, cucumbers, cabbage,and carrots are some great for juicing with some cleansing benefits. Cabbage is particularly helpful if you have colon issues, constipation, and indigestion. I hope these quick tips for fasting are helpful. Always drink plenty of water when fasting. Please add any information you have found helpful with fasting in the comments below.

To your health,
Jenay Green

Health benefits of fasting

Health benefits of fasting health benefits of fasting

There are a number of proven health benefits with fasting. If you go back to biblical times fasting is a practice that God required of His people.There was no scientific evidence at that time of the physical benefits, people just obeyed what God asked of them.

Throughout scriptures there are references of godly men as well as Jesus Christ fasting. It was a spiritual discipline that God used to bring His children closer to him. They denied their flesh and got answers, direction, and wisdom from God.

We are always finding out that God, in His infinite wisdom, has reasons beyond our understanding for what he asks of us. It is always for our benefit when He is requiring something of us.

God created our bodies to heal, in His design. With certain sicknesses, we automatically go into a fast. Whenever you are ill you do not want to eat anything. The great amount of energy your body uses to digest food goes towards healing the body of the invaders.

Fasting is known as being an ancient and powerful approach to healing many diseases. Fasting allows the body to rest, detoxify, and heal. In our world today we are being bombarded with toxins on a daily basis, not to mention the stress we place upon our bodies with our fast paced society.

We are greatly over fed and undernourished in our western culture and our bodies are paying the price. Stress is one of the primary causes of doctor visits. Cleansing our body of disease causing toxins is a great way to help facilitate healing.

Fasting promotes longevity and puts the body into a detoxification cycle that we enter during sleep. Fasting helps regulate hormone function as well as the functions of organs in your body. As the body rids itself of toxins aches, pains, and many other issues start to diminish. Remember when you are cleansing the body of toxins, you may feel worse before feeling better for a short period of time.

Fasting can help clear up skin as well as the mind. This was recorded in the bible, in the book of Daniel. As Daniel withheld from the kings portions for several weeks which included alcohol, sweets, breads, and meats he was able to have a clear mind that He received divine wisdom during that fast.

Fasting can be anything from water only for a period of time to fruits and vegetables. All of these fasts are beneficial to your health, but when you are eating it is a slower process of detoxing. I would recommend being directed by a natural health professional on the best way to fast if you have never fasted.

Dr. Don Colbert has some great information and is very educated in this area of fasting.

Different types of fasting for your health

* Eat raw fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds

consume mineral rich bone or vegetable broth

* drink only fresh juiced fruits and vegetables

* eat salads only

* eat a early dinner and refrain for a 16 hour period before your first meal

* fast intermittently. One meal at a time

Please share by leaving a comment below any health benefits you have gained from a fast. If you found this article helpful please pay it forward and share! To your health,

Jenay Green