I’ve been hearing good things about bentonite clay for years but worried about the aluminum content of the clay. Psyllium husk I had already used during liver flushes. In the back of my mind I remembered Dr. Cutler doesn’t recommend bentonite clay… not sure if he warns against it or not.
I think what finally pushed me to get serious about trying psyllium and bentonite shake (P&B shakes as they’re known) is that I’m still getting migraines when detoxing. So the theory is that the clay and the psyllium will push out and adsorb toxins to reduce your Herxheimer reactions (known as herxing).
When I got ready to pull the trigger on buying some clay, I noticed the California Prop 65 label warning the product contains lead. After researching and reading this post about it, I got comfortable with the idea and purchased.
I decided to mix charcoal in for good measure and this is the recipe I use:
- 10 ounces of water
- one heaping tablespoon of liquid bentonite clay (Yerba Prima brand)
- one heaping tablespoon of psyllium husk
- one teaspoon of activated charcoal
If you try this, to avoid constipation make sure to drink one full glass of water after drinking your P&B shake.
I started with one shake a day and increased up to five shakes making sure to take them an hour before or after meals. when I got up to five shakes, I started to expel quite a bit of toxic nastiness. Nothing I hadn’t seen before. The black jelly in larger quantities than I’d ever seen and the stuff I call toxic tapioca.
The great thing about this psyllium and bentonite cleanse is that, it’s 10 times easier than anything else I’ve tried. It’s just pretty much painless. Remember that I’m also using it in conjunction with my daily Fenben dosing, so I’ve got something else killing the pathogens and using the psyllium, bentonite and charcoal to clean house. I’ve been able to see how the clay grabs biofilms, wraps them up or envelops them and sweeps them out. It’s kind of like old-fashioned drain cleaning.
After a week of steady cleansing, the results diminished and I decided to use the shakes just after fenbendazole dose increases and that seems to be a good strategy. I believe this cleansing strategy prevented me from getting a migraine on my last dose increase. It was touch and go but in the end no migraine.
Do I worry about some of the aluminum absorbing into my body? Yes. But the thing about multifactorial chronic illness is that for people like me, almost anything you try backfires in some way. So the trick is to find the lowest hanging fruit and work up the tree. You need to get some leverage somewhere, some small win that you can build on.
Eventually when my pathogen levels are way down, I’ll go back to chelation and get the metals out.