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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. "Can I just dig up clay in my yard and use it for healing and detoxification?”

A: No, only a handful of clays from the thousands of clay mineral combinations can be suitable for healing and detoxification. We recommend calcium bentonite clay.

2. "How do you use clay?"

A: The most common use of clay is to mix it with warm bath water in a bath tub and then take a detoxifying clay bath. The other use of clay is to make clay packs and then set them on your skin to heal the skin or to improve a poorly functioning organ. Some people take clay internally for the purpose of detoxification. Clay is an ingredient in many common medicines and cosmetics.

3. “Is clay expensive?”

A: No, clay is a relatively inexpensive health restoring natural product. If you get clay baths or clay pack treatments at a health spa, the cost will naturally be higher.

4. “Can the same clay be used for internal and external use?”

A: Any clay that is suitable for internal use can also be used on the skin. However, not every clay meant to be used on the skin should be taken internally.  Know your clays and select them carefully.

5. “Do some clay manufacturers PROCESS the clays they sell? How does processed clay differ from unprocessed totally 100% pure natural clays?”

A: Yes, some clays have been processed. That means that the clay has been heated to 900 degrees or more to sterilize it. After such processing, the clay has lost all its natural healing properties, becoming an inert mass of dirt.

6. “Why do companies process clay?”

A: Companies process clay in order to get approval by the FDA to use clay in many everyday products and drugs.

7. “Is the 100% pure natural clay (used for health reasons) approved by the FDA?”

A: FDA has listed unprocessed pure 100% natural clay as a “Generally Recognized As Safe” consumer product. Countless consumer products, including toothpaste,  cosmetics and drugs, list clay among the ingredients.

8. “What about using clay to kill troublesome bacteria?”

A: This is a very exciting recent re-discovery. It has been demonstrated that certain clays can kill harmful bacteria within 24 hours. Because the lethal mechanism is mechanical, bacteria cannot mutate against it.

 

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DermaClay LLC
Pentti J. Nupponen, DMD, MAGD, CNC, FIAOMT
800-929-2876, www.drnupe.com

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