Has anyone tried Edible Earth's Digestive Detoxicant and Trace Mineral Supplement? My acupuncturist gave it to me a month ago to clear out toxins and ease my digestion but I was nervous to use it. Basically, you dilute a bit of the clay in water and drink it throughout the day or at night, always on an empty stomach so that only toxins can be pulled out. I was nervous about a detox breakout, but the clay is supposed to absorb the toxins and then gets pushed through the bowels.
Well, today I saw a doctor who specializes in both western and holistic medicine. Besides acne, my issue was numbness in my hands/arms and feet. She told me that one possible cause, related also to my suspicions of leaky gut, histamines, and acne, could be heavy metal toxicity. She gave me guidelines for a diet that's similar to the low histamine one I am following until the test results come back. I got tested for prediabetes, iron & vitamin B12 [anemic] & vitamin D deficiencies, and metal toxicity (not sure how many metals they are testing for). I did both blood and urine tests and am waiting for the results. All 3 possibilities make sense based on my symptoms, and all are scary but prediabetes is the scariest since it runs in my family.
Anyway, if it is toxicity I'd be willing to try the clay but I wanted to hear feedback from others too, especially in regards to how it affects acne during & after the detox phase.
Edited by WishClean, 19 July 2013 - 10:01 PM.