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French Green Clay - On the Body Or In It?

Q: I saw on another site for the French Green Clay and that it's very good for detoxing the skin. I've recently started switching over to truly all natural, and as chemical free as possible skin care and am wondering if detoxing the skin is necessary, and if so, is it better to put the clay ON the skin or detox from within? The only experience I've had with detoxing was not pleasant, and the only thing I've done to detox since is drinking warm water with fresh lemon in it. I would appreciate any advice concerning this and any recommendations you might have for all natural skin care and makeup.

A: Great questions, BTW. In the USA, we use clays as external skin cleansers and facial masks more than using them for internal cleansing. Some clays harden and cast, like bentonite clay, and I do NOT recommend ingesting these types of clays. But for the clays that powder when dry, like the French Green Clay, they have been used internally for centuries in Europe. So, the FGC is good to use both internally and externally.

If skin issues are present, and if you have had a negative reaction to detoxing in the past, more than likely you do have toxins within you that you are stirring up as you detox them out. Detoxing typically creates a temporary worsening of symptoms as the toxins begin to leave the body.

I suggest doing a hair analysis to see what toxins are inside of you; no use in guessing and trying to detox something that remains a mystery. Determine for sure what is at the root of your skin concerns, and then I can design a detox to target that, once and for all.

Your lemon water is great, and keep doing that. But if you have yeast or mercury, cadmium, copper, lead, or even arsenic inside of you, it will take more than the lemon juice to get them out.

Hair Loss

Q: For the past 15 months my spouse has been losing her hair at a faster than normal rate.

We live in Brazil where the food is good except for the package junk in the supermarkets. We eat a lot of fruit, veggies, meat and fish. I consider our diet good.

We use only cane sugar, honey and stevia to sweeten with.

I would like to know if you would possibly determine why her hair is falling out using your Hair Analysis. She has not been able to find out from local MDs.

Looking forward to your reply.

A: Many people email asking for help with rapid and sudden hair loss. Yes, the hair analysis will provide some specifics for you and your spouse; it is so much better to know what's inside the tissues, at the root (pardon the pun) of this unusual issue.

Your diet sounds wonderful, so I will look for toxic metals as the possible cause of this. Many nutrients that feed the hormones, in turn support the hair, skin, and nails. I'll see what these levels are, too.

I think this is a wise route for your spouse, and, again, we have many people coming to us with hair loss concerns.

The best in health.

Janet Hull

Posted November 2009 | Permanent Link

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