I was reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price and I came across the section on clay. This site quotes NAPD and otherwise contains a lot of information on clay.
Does anyone here eat clay or use it topically or otherwise? I know there are cosmetics/body products that contain some amount of clay.
Consuming clay has 2 main benefits- mineral absorption and toxin elimination.
Any recommendation to eat around or during meals? Price noted Peruvians eating clay with their meals to "prevent sour stomach", and eating with a meal could also enhance mineral absorption from clay. On the other hand, most recommendations I see say to eat it outside of meals, and clay could potentially absorb nutrients from the food.
Are there any specific concerns about clay consumption? I see there is a very high amount of iron. On the aforementioned clay website it claims that this is a non-issue because excess iron won't be absorbed. Then there are also concerns about getting good quality clay- any brand recommendations?