10 Benefits to Using Bentonite Clay to Detoxify Your Body

bentoniteBentonite clay is an organic, geological clay, derived from volcanic ash, which possesses a strong, natural, negative ionic charge. For this reason, bentonite clay is able to magnetically attract substances that have a positive charge, including heavy metals, toxins, bacteria and environmental contaminates, binding them to the clay, and then eliminating them from the system.

I’ve used bentonite clay personally for about seventeen years, as well as professionally recommending it to patients for a little more than a decade now.

Here are the top 10 benefits to using bentonite clay to detoxify your body:

1. Because of its ability to draw-out toxins, bentonite clay helps promote healthier skin, and can help the body to heal from conditions such as eczema, acne, insect bites, and even help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

2. Bentonite clay absorbs toxins before they enter the bloodstream. This is a very important function, insofar as it relieves your liver and kidneys from having to filter out as many toxins, given that the average person absorbs more that 100 toxic ingredients (mostly through the skin) every morning, before 9 AM.

3. In addition to helping reduce the appearance of cellulite, studies have demonstrated that bentonite clay helps create a healthier (alkaline) environment in the body so it breaks down fat, nutrients, and sugar more effectively.

4. Bentonite clay helps to cleanse the colon naturally. This is due to the its ability to remove toxins and absorb large quantities of liquid.

5. Bentonite clay supports the body’s ability to rebuild and repair cellular damage.

6. Bentonite clay assists in restoring the body’s healthy pH levels. Since clay is homeostatic, it is a catalyst to aid in bringing the body back to a balanced state.

7. By reducing the strain on the live, bentonite clay can help the body naturally eliminate allergies. Since allergies are triggered by the release of histamines, reducing the strain on the liver (caused by having to filter out all the toxins in the bloodstream), bentonite clay allows the liver to once again begin producing the necessary antihistamines, which prevent allergic reactions.

8. Bentonite clay can help balance bacteria in the digestive tract, while strengthening the immune system. Bentonite clay improves digestion, as a result a healthy working digestive tract absorbs nutrients more efficiently (which helps strengthen the immune system).

9. Bentonite clay helps rid the body of mercury and lead.

10.  Bentonite clay helps with digestive disturbances, including acid reflux, constipation, bloating, gas, etc. (Kaolin clay was common ingredient in medicines like Maalox and Rolaids for years).

Just a single tablespoon of organic calcium bentonite clay (like the source we exclusively use with patients, clients and in our own homes, which is Clay Vitality Detox Powder from goDésana) supplies the following mineral array (click to enlarge):


Pure bentonite clay has many practical applications, and because of its powerful natural properties, it has been referred to as “healing clay” thoughout the ages. Clay can be used both internally and externally, but it has to be the right type of clay to be both safe and effective. We only recommend the use of Clay Vitality Detox Powder for both internal and external uses (or Clay Vitality Detox Mud for external use).

While it is legally required that we disclose that we are independent distributors, associated with goDésana, it should also be noted that we have been using their bentonite clay exclusively for five years, prior to our association, simply because IT WORKS.

One Last Powerful Benefit of Bentonite Clay

I recommend adding bentonite clay to any tap water you may be drinking, in addition to adding 20 drops of beCalm Magnesium biomineral formula, to help eliminate flouride in your drinking water. (I actually advise not drinking tap water, but if you must, this can be a helpful tip!)

Studies show that this could be the most effective means of deflouridation of our drinking water. (See:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20462694)

You can detox your body safely with our premier and alkalizing 9+ pH Clay Vitality, as it is a unique and rare, green swelling Calcium Bentonite clay with Montmorillonite properties from the Smectite family of clays.

Developed from weathered volcanic ash rich in trace minerals, Clay Vitality is a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation, detoxing, and transmission of energy that speeds cellular revitalisation.

Because its properties have not been compromised by air or ground water contaminants, this highly charged, all natural Calcium Bentonite clay has a drawing power of 32 times its molecular weight. Making it ideal for use in deep cleansing, detoxing, clarifying of the skin, facial masks, body wraps, and many other uses.

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Is Soy and Whey Healthy?

soybean seedOne of the most frequently asked questions I receive from readers, as they try to make sense of the latest hype and misinformation being peddled by some of the predatory marketers out there today, has to be, “Is soy and whey healthy?”

And because the answer to that question depends on a number of considerations, I thought we’d turn it into a blog article, here at the Abundant Life Network.

Without question, this topic can be one of the most controversial in nutritional science today, unless we take the time to actually look at the science, and approach it with a level head.

First, let’s look at soy. Soybeans are an Asian legume, which is now being mass-produced in the United States, which is used to make a number of different foods. From tofu, soy milk, and meat substitutes, to the healthy and nutritious fermented products like miso, tempeh and natto, there are many uses (including topical and cosmetic) for soybeans in our society today.

In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration allowed companies to claim that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that also contain soy “may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Since that time, research has proven those claims to be significantly overstated at best.

Other studies, concerning the possible impact of phytoestroghens in reducing breast cancer, and isoflavoid benefits in improving cognitive function, remain inconclusive, according to Harvard Medical School studies.

However, what we do know is that more than 90% of soy produced in the U.S. is genetically modified, and the crops are sprayed with the poisonous herbicide Roundup, which has been associated with adverse effects on health, and is actually banned in many countries.

In all of the research I’ve reviewed, which raises concerns about whether soy is a hormone disrupter, there has never been a single case in which those concerns applied to Asian-grown, non-GMO soybeans, or to those non-GMO soy crops here in the United States.

I’ve personally used certified organic, non-GMO soy products (both fermented and non-fermented) for 25 years, without any sign of hormonal imbalance. In fact, it was only when I began using a product that we later discovered contained GMO soy protein, that I began seeing signs of abnormal growth of the thyroid gland.

I personally favour the use of certified organic, non-GMO soybeans in wellness products, where it can be used as an isoflavoid, or protein source. Three and a half ounces of mature, boiled soybeans (raw soybeans are toxic) contain a significant source of manganese, selenium, copper, potassium, phosporus, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folate, Thiamin (Vitamin B1) and Vitamin K, with less than 10 grams of fat, 10 grams of complex carbs (60% of which is fibre) and a whopping 17 grams of protein.

Now, before anyone thinks they can live on 100 grams of soybeans each day, let me point out too that soybeans contain substances that reduce the absorption of minerals, known as phytates, found in many grains and seeds. So it’s a good source of protein, but most of the minerals found in soy are not, in general, very bioavailable.

The verdict?

Consuming health and wellness products which contain non-GMO, organic soy protein (isoflavonoids) is perfectly safe, and useful.

Any product that does not specifically state that it is non-GMO and organic should be avoided at all costs.

Similarly, those products that I call “frankensoy” products (which includes almost every meat substitute, especially vegetarian soy-hotdogs, luncheon “meats” etc. contain so many chemicals that they should be considered toxic and unhealthy as well.

Fad diet products, promising instant ketosis, which contain GMO ingredients and dairy should similarly be avoided and considered as unhealthy.

wheyWhat about whey?

Again, the issue here is genetically modified whey, which should not be considered a natural food, in my opinion.

Organic, non-GMO whey is derived from dairy, which is made up of two proteins — casein and whey. Whey protein can be separated from the casein in milk, or derived as a by-product of cheese making.

Only whey that is directly derived from milk, by separating it from the casein, should be used as a healthy protein source.

Whey is considered to be a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, and the following constituent ingredients:

  • Beta-lactoglobulin
  • Alpha-lactalbumin
  • Bovine serum albumin
  • Immunoglobins

There are three primary types of whey protein : whey protein concentrate (WPC), whey protein isolate (WPI), and whey protein hydrolysate (WPH):

Whey protein concentrate – WPC contains low levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrates (lactose). The percentage of protein in WPC depends on how concentrated it is. Lower end concentrates tend to have 30% protein and higher end up to 90%. As long as this whey protein is organically derived, it presents no health concerns.

Whey protein isolate – WPIs are further processed to remove all the fat and lactose. WPI is usually at least 90% protein. Much better gains in strength are associated with whey isolate supplementation compared to casein. You will find this in higher quality nutritional supplements, with the exception of those products preferring to be completely dairy-free, vegan proteins, which use rice protein, and yellow or green pea protein as their primary sources. As long as this whey protein is organically derived, it presents no health concerns.

Whey protein hydrolysate – WPH is considered to be the “predigested” form of whey protein as it has already undergone partial hydrolysis – a process necessary for the body to absorb protein. WPH doesn’t require as much digestion as the other two forms of whey protein. In addition, it is commonly used in medical protein supplements and infant formulas because of it’s improved digestibility and reduced allergen potential. I would avoid products containing whey protein hydrolysate (and do not recommend giving them to infants either!)

My final recommendation:

Keep these things in mind when purchasing whole foods, whole-food supplements and wellness products:
  1. Stop looking for “natural” on the labels.
  2. Look for products that are USDA Certified Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified.
  3. Avoid all corn, soy, dairy and canola that is not specifically labeled as non-GMO.
  4. Familiarise yourself with the aliases for corn, MSG  and soy.

If you’re looking for a line of healthy, certified organic, and GMO-free products, we have successfully vetted and worked closely with several such companies, and can make product recommendations. (We have even become distributors for a number of these companies, to further demonstrate our belief in the quality of products they offer, allowing our readers, patients and customers to access these products at wholesale pricing in many cases.)

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You Can Do Something About Diabetes

diabetes_rtsIt’s estimated that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. exceeds $245 BILLION annually, and results in more than $69 BILLION in lost productivity.

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Summer Shape-Up – Better Health with Dr. F. Gianmichael Salvato


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Are Psych Meds Causing Half A Million Deaths?

Medical Journal Update: Study Shows Psych Meds Causing Half A Million Deaths Annually

drugsThe British Medical Journal published a paper, based on a study conducted by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Centre (an independent drug safety analysis group based out of Denmark) finding that more than half a million people in the West die every year from psych meds, which authors found have “minimal” benefits and a multitude of harmful side effects.

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Trying to Lose Weight?

Study Indicates Why Some People Find It More Difficult to Lose Weight Than Others

ObesityAccording to a study published in the online journal Diabetes, a “thrifty metabolism” may make it more difficult for some people to lose weight than others.

A six week laboratory study, including 12 obese men and women, determined that some people have what researchers called a “thrifty” metabolism, causing them to lose less weight when fasting or reducing caloric intake.

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Minerals and a Healthy Diet (Organic Living Webcast)


Minerals have been called the “spark plugs in the chemistry of life”. Yet our Western diet, environmental factors, including stress, and the fact that many of our vegetables are grown in soil that has been chemically depleted of its natural nutrients and compounds essential to growing vitamin and mineral rich vegetables, has resulted in a pandemic of mineral deficiency in North America, Australia and the European Union.

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Knowing Who to Trust with Your Health & Wellness

Building-Trust-with-AdvertisersKnowing who to trust, when it comes to your health, is critically important. Being confident that the companies, wellness consultants and medical professionals from whom you get your wellness advice are ethical, fair and well-informed is an essential component in making empowered decisions about your life.

Knowing who to trust isn’t always easy.

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Great News for Doctors, Alternative Wellness Practitioners, Salons & Spas

BrandRecognitionLet’s face it, in today’s competitive world, one of the most important things you can do to build your practice or business is to establish your brand in the marketplace. That’s why we have such great news for doctors, alternative wellness practitioners (including acupuncturists, herbalists, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and Reiki practitioners), in addition to salon, spa and farmer’s market shop owners*.

For a little more than 22 years, naturopathic physician and alternative wellness advocate, Dr. F. Gianmichael Salvato and Dr. Debra Brown-Cannon, N.P., R.N.C., M.B.A. have worked to teach medical professionals and spa owners how to establish and build brand recognition in the marketplace.   They’ve literally helped thousands of men and women learn the simple strategies they could employ to make their practices more profitable, and to increase referrals and firmly establish loyalty and repeat business.

Until now, when a professional shared their passion for helping people improve their health, through the process of detoxification of the body, alkalising and nourishing the cells,  inside and out, it meant finding a company or companies that offered products consistent with that mission, and offering them to our patients/clients.

The problem with that was that the best quality and most innovative product lines, for the past twenty-nine years, have adopted the “relationship marketing” (previously known as direct sales or network marketing) business model; and while there is certainly nothing “wrong” with that (after all, Mary Kay, Amway, Tupperware and Herbalife are billion dollar companies as a result of that business model), it was seldom something medical professionals, salon and spa owners, and other wellness professionals wanted to get caught up in.

We had our practices/businesses, and didn’t want to be distracted by recruiting, selling, and promoting a business opportunity.

Am I right? 

Let me ask you a question…

If it were possible to carry one of the world’s highest quality wellness lines — 100% certified organic, wild-crafted, GMO-free, toxin-free, plant/mineral based health products, essential oils, detoxification and personal care products — formulated on the cutting-edge of nutritional science and complementary medicine (proven healing practices and products that work in conjunction with traditional medicine), and if for the first time, you were able to select which products fit your practice, and then have those products private-labeled with YOUR NAME ON THEM, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU, can you see where that would help grow your business?

Of course you can. 

nutrition-and-oils1-300x174And now, goDésana — a diversified, Ohio based company committed to providing our customers unique products using pure, certified organic and wild-crafted ingredients from around the world, is making that possible for practitioners like you.

Our powerful, synergistic formulas produce life-enhancing results while eliminating potentially harmful ingredients found in countless competitive products, including many labeled “organic” and “natural”.

At goDésana, we believe overall wellness is the basis of all happiness in life. It is our mission to help people worldwide improve their quality of life and achieve optimal health.

GoDésana was built upon honesty, integrity and transparency, with a vision and mission to provide affordable life-changing products and an income opportunity that empowers people to create a healthier wealthier lifestyle while also making a difference in the world.

No recruiting requirements. No need to talk to or expose your patients/clients to a “business opportunity” (unless you choose to do so). Just the chance to get your own potent and referral-generating, high-quality nutriceuticals and wellness products, branded with YOUR PRACTICE NAME (or your personal name) on them! See the example label below (click to enlarge):

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Think about it…

Your patient/client tries your weight loss or detox/cleansing program, which is private-labeled at no additional cost to you. They start losing weight and feeling better than ever before. Their friends and loved ones notice and ask them what they’re doing. What are they going to tell them?

“I’ve started using this program from Dr. So-and-So, or the XYZ Spa Weight Loss program, and it’s incredible.”

Think you’ll get referrals? You bet! And if those referrals are out of state or half-way around the world, it’s no problem, because you can always refer those folks to your free online store, where they can get those same quality products via secure eCommerce.

For more information, and your chance to attend a private, confidential webinar this week, to learn how the program could help YOU increase your bottom line by as much as $50-$150K in the next twelve months, drop us a line at:  ShopGoDesana.com/DrSalvato


GoDésana products are raw, plant-based functional whole food derived from organic and wild harvested sources. Our manufacturers and suppliers can certify to our ingredients and to our low- to no-heat processes which maintains the integrity of the raw whole food including nutrients and enzymes.

We insist on the purest ingredients and the finest process for our bioavailable and purposeful formulations. Below you will find our nutrient and manufacturing certifications.


*Private labeling is available to all goDésana consultants.  To do so you would complete our Private Label Agreement, and order a minimum of 12 units of product (this can be split 2, 3, or 4 ways).




Bentonite Clay (Calcium Bentonite) – Nature’s Alkaline Detox Wonder

bigstock-Mud-Caldron-And-Cracked-Earth-46170067-480x360With its safe and effective ‘full body detoxification’, bentonite clay (calcium bentonite) is one of the staples of any sound and healthy alkalisation and cleansing protocol.

Bentonite clay removes toxins, helps to reduce inflammation, and is unique in its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. This charge is one of the keys to bentonite clay being so effective at aborption of and removal of toxins, heavy metals and chemicals from the bloodstream.

The history of using healing clays dates back thousands of years, and can be found in dozens of ancient cultures. We can also see clues within the animal kingdom, as those animals in regions where volcanos once existed, will often eat the clay earth to rid their bodies of poisons accidentally ingested, heal diseases and restore balance. The animal kingdom knows the benefits of plants and minerals!

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