To recap, someone who doesn't *know* exactly what is going on in her body like so many of you seem to could just start taking a small amount of clay and see what happens?
I had quite a few amalgams in my mouth until Mar 2005 (5 or 7?). They were removed and replaced with composites in two visits (left side, right side). The main motivation was because they were showing signs of aging (cracks, sensitivities, etc). I didn't know anything about "proper protocol", but I was seeing an energy chiropractor at the time and he gave me a bottle of chelating liquid with instructions for before/after each dental visit and I saw him more frequently during that timeframe. I think there were other things we did, too, but I do not recall the details at the moment.
I don't know anything about lyme disease other than the name.
I've been told by several natural healer-types (various technical professions) that my body is full of toxins. Are we all to a certain degree? At least those living in average modern society?
How does magnesium play into all this? What does that do for you?
I read a magnesium book a few years ago (The Miracle of Magnesium or is it called The Magnesium Miracle?) and it didn't seem to fit for me, but I noticed a few of issues it might help in my older relatives and certain friends. Around that same time I began to wonder if my very healthy, but very slender DD (age 9 now) might not be utilizing all the food she eats. Slightly different topic than toxins, but wondering if clay would help her, too. She will be ten in two weeks and she weighs 58 pounds and is 4'6". (She may even be a little taller now.) She eats every two hours while awake on average (5-6 times a day) and gets REALLY cranky and has emotional outbursts, etc when she doesn't get plenty of food. She eats pretty healthy (far healthier than her peers) and drinks plenty of water daily. Everyone has always said, "She's blessed with a high metabolism," and I have left it at that. However, my mom instincts say it is deeper than that. Her body type is just like my dad's side of the family, though, so sometimes I wonder if my intuition is off...