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Old 06-18-2011, 10:07 PM
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:12 PM
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It's clay. Similar to kaolin clay. Some types of clay have essential minerals in them. Some monkeys seek out clay to eat.
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i use a benonite clay. there are a few clays that are prized like this from many cultures from around the world.

the clay i get is from the big horn mountain region
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Looks, and reads like a typical scam website to me. Someone's trying to sell bags of dirt as an "amazing health product".

Sound familiar??
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smells fishy to me, too.
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Sounds like a scam. Not even accurate about it's use in Tums and such. If that part isn't right, why should we think the rest of it is?
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What are miracle cure scams?
http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/...g/MiracleCures

Miracle cure scams cover a whole range of products and services which can appear to be legitimate alternative medicine. They cover health treatments for all kinds of medical conditions from cancer and AIDS to arthritis and colds. Miracle cure scams usually promise quick and easy remedies for serious medical conditions.

They are usually promoted by people with no medical qualifications who come up with a range of claims about why their products are not supported by conventional doctors. For example, they might talk about medical industry conspiracies to silence them or secret ancient techniques that challenge modern practices.

Miracle cure scams are particularly nasty because they usually increase health and emotional stress, they are costly, and they can be dangerous if they prevent you from seeking expert medical advice. They exploit people’s hopes for improved health and end up causing more problems for people who already have enough to deal with.

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The treatment claims to be effective against a very wide range of ailments.
The miracle cure is suggested after a condition is diagnosed using a questionnaire (often on the internet).
The product is sold through unconventional means. For example, it might be sold over the internet, by unqualified individuals, through mail order ads, or on television infomercials.
The product relies on some guru figure, or a certain ingredient that is claimed to have mystical properties.
There is no scientific evidence to back up the claim that the miracle cure actually works.
Miracle cures usually include anonymous testimonials, for example ‘Luke, from Melbourne…’.

More Info.... http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/...g/MiracleCures
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Looks, and reads like a typical scam website to me.

That is what my first impression was when I opened the webpage. I read it and it sounds kinda far-fetched. I do believe in some unorthodox medicine, but eating dirt doesn't sound healthy. I would have been more inclined to believe the article if they weren't offering to sell it for "a low, low price of only 19.99, and if you call within the next five minutes, we'll throw in not one, but two free bottles of potassium iodine".
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i wish there was a tab you could click in order to spread messages like this. Snake oil salesman are back in our midst
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Don't forget to pick up your buckets of survival cat litter and survival rocks also...
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Come on people, everybody knows that you must mix survival clay with dehydrated water in order for it to work properly.
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The facts are legitimate. I believe, based on my own research, that bentonite clays can be a useful component in first aid and defensive supplies. I have a feeling the sales price is in the scam range.

I won't pay that much for it. You can get food grade bentonite for 15 a pound. And if you know a maitenance person at a golf course you should be able to get a few pounds for nothing or maybe a couple of beers. As long as it is straight bentonite, without additives it is okay for medical use.

For defensive use, the cheaper the better. Don't need medical grade. A few 50 pound sacks of the stuff with a bit of water goes a long way to make a slight slope unwalkable. Even flat surfaces are hard to stand up on if coated with wet bentonite.

Just my opinion on the subject.
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Although I did not follow the link, soils and clay have been a staple in many cultures since the dawn of man.
Although I still wouldn't eat dirt or clay by choice, I've read that they can have many health benefits because they can provide nutritional benefits while adsorbing some toxins from your body.
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Those could be bags of clay from someones front yard for all we know.
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We buy boxes of clay at the pharmacy here in France. Sold in different colours! Each with different properties and uses. I always have some at home to use like Kaoline clay when anyone has diarrhea including the dogs. It settles the stomache.

Also the 'green' version is good for making a poultice for skin rashes and prickly heat, and stings.

Other uses I am not sure of. It is very cheap. I also have bags of medical grade charcoal and vitamin K at home in case any of the dogs or cats are poisoned, we are a long way from the vets and I can at least start treatment on the way.

I think the ads mentioned here are a con as the stuff is very cheap.
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