Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include:
- Impaired cognitive, motor, language skills
- Digestive distress, and reduced ability to properly assimilate and utilize fats
- Aching joints
- Impaired blood sugar regulation
- Female reproductive problems such s menstrual difficulties, infertility, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and premature birth
"This clay comes in different varieties depending upon which elements are most concentrated in it, potassium, sodium, calcium, and aluminum, but the two most commercially available types are sodium bentonite and calcium bentonite."
When you take bentonite clay internally, which is the most effective way to use it, you MUST increase your water intake, otherwise you risk constipation. Also you must take it one hour before eating or two hours after eating (which means waiting another hour before eating again!) So the best time to take it is in the morning an hour before breakfast. We just bought a bag of empty capsules from Vitamin cottage and a "Cap M Quick" gadget and fill them ourselves. Alternately, you can buy them pre capsulated or for the strong of heart, just stir in the clay to a glass of juice and drink it.
Bentonite clay swells significantly inside the body so be sure to drink enough water to compensate for that. Once it's done the job of metal gathering, it simply goes out the body as waste.
You can also soak in a bentonite clay bath but it takes a LOT of bentonite clay for this method and it's kind of messy.
Another great way to rid your body of excess metals is taking epsom salt baths. Epsom salt has the wonderful ability to bind with heavy metals and pull them out of the body, thus turning a luxurious bubble bath into a highly effective cleanse. I try to take at least 2 or 3 a week. Epsom salt baths are also great for sore muscles! A hot soak, a glass of red wine and a good movie or book = total relaxation for a tired mama!
We put silicone caulking over the drain overfill spot so that we could fill the bathtub higher. If you do this, just remember to use great caution that you don't overflow the tub. We always set a timer when we fill our bathtub for that very reason. Alternatively, you could just stay in the bathroom while it fills. But I'm too fidgety for that, so watching the clock or setting a timer works for me.
Other Things You Can Do
Avoid non-stick cookware, as it's a well known toxic danger. Stainless steel can also expose you to carcinogenic nickel.
Get any dental amalgam fillings replaced with "white" filling by a biodentist.
Avoid cosmetics with aluminum bases, mineral powders that contain bismuth and aluminum-laden antiperspirants.