Good to Know, Life, Workouts

Time for a Bentonite Detox!

April 19, 2013

Mark and I were so distracted with the Boston happenings on the news all morning that we barely did anything except watch CNN. Breakfast was a quick kale smoothie and a couple of scrambled eggs.

My workday flew by and I got a ton accomplished. (I LOVE this combo!)

Lunch was yummy and easy: a pork chop and some sliced cucumbers

lunch

After work I headed to the gym. Mark and I have a hectic day tomorrow and I knew that I would not have the energy to make a workout happen.

outfit

I was feeling motivated, so I started my workout with some practice at pacing myself on the rower. I did 2 rounds of 500 meter rowing.

Then, I went directly to doing 4 rounds of 20 goblet squats, 10 box jumps, and 60 sec. planks. (My wrist is still a little sore, so rather than push it, I just didn’t do any true upper body work.)

I took a 30 minute walk outside in the sunshine for a cool-down (while listening to a new Balanced Bites podcast episode!).

All I needed for today's workout...well, minus the rowing machine

All I needed for today’s workout…well, minus the rowing machine and sunshine

It was pretty much my perfect workout. My endorphins were flowin’….

 

On a different note… today, I started a bentonite clay detox. This sounds bizarre, I know. But it’s the easiest, most un-life-altering detox ever! Seriously! Here’s a bit about bentonite clay:

“… the bentonite clay has a strong negative ionic charge. This negative ionic charge is the reason that bentonite clay benefits are so helpful in detoxifying the body.

A negative charge allows the clay to only attract to substances that have a positive charge, such as toxins, harmful bacteria, pesticides, heavy metals, and pathogens—without leaching away any beneficial elements. This clumping action prevents toxic molecules from passing through the walls of the intestines and entering the bloodstream—and together with the clay, the toxins are eliminated harmlessly out of the body through the kidneys.” (source)

The last time that I did this detox (which was in February), I started sleeping better, had more overall energy, and some subtle but nagging knee pain magically disappeared. I also tend to get hormonal acne on my face from time to time and since using bentonite clay, I have not had any acne. I can’t promise that every single person will have amazing benefits, but I do recommend trying it.

I take 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay (I use this brand and order it from Amazon) 2 times per day.

I mix the tablespoon of clay with a spoonful of juice or water and drink up. (It’s more like a big gulp.)

I ingest the clay/juice mixture first thing when I wake up in the morning and then when I get home from work.

I use it for 7 consecutive days every other month.

clay

Enough about clay…it’s time to cook dinner! Mark bought some fresh fish from a local seafood market so we’re broilin’ that bad boy, steaming some veggies (probably broccoli) and rounding it all off with some banana ice-cream. <—-it’s a wild Friday night, let me tell you!

 

Have a splendid evening!

xo

 

 

 

 

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  • Any idea if this is safe for nursing moms? I know normally “detoxs” aren’t but since this is more natural, I’m hoping maybe it is?

    • amyjba

      Hey Sarah! That’s a great question!
      Bentonite clay is absolutely safe for use while pregnant and nursing. Since it doesn’t stir-up toxins, but rather pulls and absorbs them, it allows you to safely detox without harming your baby.

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