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11 February 2016 @ 05:58 am
Eat dirt and be strong  
Remarkably enough, eating clay with lots of lead in it is not good for you. There is a substantial market for “detoxing.” I can understand feeling toxed (even if you don’t live in Flint), but this stuff doesn’t help.
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Elenbarathielenbarathi on February 12th, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
Bentonite works fine for pulling oil and dirt out of pores, so people imagine it'll do the same for the folds and crevices of their intestines. It won't, and that's not what intestines need anyway.

Mostly intestines need better food for the microbiome, i.e. soluble fiber, and an absence of the things intestines don't like, such as alcohol, sugar, wheat flour and chemical additives, and large portions of rich foods. A half-cup of yogurt and a glass of orange juice with a spoonful of psyllium every morning will do more to 'detox' a person that all the commercial products ever marketed. An apple a day still has the same potent doctor-repelling effect it always had. And dihydrogen monoxide is still the sovereign solvent for all physiological processes, even if you live in Flint and have to buy it in bottles.