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    Learn how to eat clay. Oookay.

    So what are people's thoughts on eating clay?!

    This was posted by a vegan friend of mine so I'm inclined to completely disregard it, but maybe I'm being too cynical.

    http://wakeup-world.com/2013/02/05/d...entonite-clay/
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    Eating clay is a sign of an iron deficiency. Do you think vegans might have an iron deficiency? I think they might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Eating clay is a sign of an iron deficiency. Do you think vegans might have an iron deficiency? I think they might.
    Yep, I think some liver pate' sounds tastier than clay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Yep, I think some liver pate' sounds tastier than clay.
    For lunch today I had chicken livers and green beans sauteed in chicken fat with some sliced almonds on top. Yum.

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    This is nothing new to me. My mom is a German, and I have spent long years living there. The health food stores there all carry a product called "heilerde", which means nothing more than "healing earth", from a company named "Luvos". They make two kinds - external use and internal use. I have done both, and nothing was tough about taking it. The heilerde (actually a kind of clay) is a dirt color, as you would expect, but is sterilized, highly purified and very finely ground.

    Nobody makes anything of anybody using it and almost everybody knows of it. I haven't heard claims of it absorbing radiation like the article states, just in cases of heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea and the like. It is not crazy at all - just unknown generally here, and some claims as to what it can potentially do might be far-fetched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    For lunch today I had chicken livers and green beans sauteed in chicken fat with some sliced almonds on top. Yum.
    Breakfast was Mackerel, Mushrooms, chicken liver and eggs.

    From a co-worker (who wants me to do something for her on her computer but didn't want to start it at five to ten): "Oh that's right. You don't have morning tea. or lunch."
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    Fast forward to the present. A study from Arizona State University found bentonite clay extremely effective in destroying MRSA, salmonella and E. coli, among other potentially deadly bacteria.
    I'd be interested to read that.

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    What I have heard about bentonite clay is that it is generally used in detox diet and absorbs toxins out of the body. I bought some and tried it... Yeh, I'm going to stick with my bacon.

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    Interesting, I've never heard of this before.

    I'm not going to make any assumptions without having any kind of knowledge about it, but for now, I'm happy with my clay-free diet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crabbcakes View Post
    This is nothing new to me. My mom is a German, and I have spent long years living there. The health food stores there all carry a product called "heilerde",

    Nobody makes anything of anybody using it and almost everybody knows of it. I haven't heard claims of it absorbing radiation like the article states, just in cases of heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea and the like.
    Interesting... Does it work?

    Similarly, in India they take charcoal tablets for stomach upsets.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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