Earth's Humble Healers - Learn How to Use Salts, Muds & Clays for Health, Youth & Vitality - Plus 80 Health & Beauty Recipes
Let me ask you a question. When you hear the word “clay”, what is the first thing which comes to mind? Clay pots? And when you hear the word “mud”, do you imagine the squishy stuff you see under your feet when it rains? Perhaps you don’t – but this is what I used to imagine.
These words didn’t mean much to me. Well, not until I saw some grey powder on my mother’s window sill. I asked her what cement was doing on her window sill. She laughed and said that it was a very special “cement” called blue Cambrian clay, and that many people were using it not only for its wonderful action on the skin but also for healing, with many positive outcomes.
My mum’s comment got me interested, so I started researching clays and their properties. I found out that people had been using for thousands of years. They used clay to disinfect wounds and stop an infection spreading, to stop diarrhoea and to prevent food poisoning. Clays were used to soothe aches and pains, as a source of valuable minerals, and for many other purposes.
During both WWI and WWII clays were included into soldiers’ rations to help keep drinking water clean, stop diarrhoea and food poisoning, as well as prevent wounds from being infected.
This was followed by my research into the healing benefits of muds. I found out that muds were being used successfully by medical spas all over the world to treat a whole variety of medical problems, such as arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, gynaecological problems, infertility, weight problems, disorders of the nervous system, and much more. Most of us have heard about Dead Sea mud. There are many other types of mud - salt water and freshwater ones - all having their own healing properties.
As I was researching the healing properties of muds, I realised that salts were also part of the healing minerals range, and started looking deeper into their properties. The salts which stood out for me were magnesium chloride and magnesium sulphate (widely known as Epsom salt).
I found out that using these salts in a bath, spray or wrap ensured the quickest way to supplement with magnesium – the 4th most abundant mineral which takes part in over 350 body processes.
Then I found out about the healing properties of other salts, detoxifying properties of zeolite and anti-parasite properties of diatomaceous earth. I am still learning.
This book is a modest attempt to share some of what I have learned, so that you rediscover for yourself what your body has known ever since the day you were born – that we represent a living ocean which has all the minerals we need. Most of them are found in muds, salts and clays.
Minerals are the building blocks of life on Earth. Let us use them to our advantage.