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Activated Charcoal: Ancient Medicine Of The Egyptians, Greeks, & Native Americans

The concept of eating charcoal does not come across as appetizing, but there is a distinct difference between charcoal and activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal can be used as an agent to help detox the body by absorbing a range of heavy metals, chemicals, and artificial drug remnants in the bloodstream; these are substances that are a hindrance to our health and completely unnatural.

After the activated charcoal absorbs the toxic chemicals from the bloodstream, the activated charcoal itself is not absorbed by the body. This key characteristic means that the toxins are expelled from the body alongwith the charcoal, resulting in a cleaner and more pure body.

The process by which charcoal becomes “activated” is a result of its very small particle size. Based on simple geometry, many small particles have a larger overall surface area, which increases capacity for absorption. Specifically, activated charcoal is created by combining acid and steam to carbonaceous materials like wood, coal, rye starch, and coconut shells.

For most of us, we lack a clear metric for how effective activated charcoal is at absorbing and, thus, eliminating toxins. One of the most actively practiced standards suggests that a standard 50 gram dose of activated charcoal equates to the surface area of 10 football fields! In addition to its cleansing properties, activated charcoal promotes healthier, more regular bowel movements, which accelerates the rate at which toxins are purified from the body.

Hippocrates, the Greek physician considered the father of natural medicine, used activated carbon to cure many patients. Activated charcoal (also referred to simply as carbon) has been called black magic because of it’s color and healing abilities.

Important Facts About Carbon:

Carbon negatively charged wo it attracts positive ionic charges contained in toxins in poisons, which means they bind together and are subsequently expelled from the body through the excretion/intestinal process.

Carbon is well-known for removing heavy metals such as aluminum and lead.

Carbon is an air freshener.

Carbon is an effective treatment for the symptoms of traveler’s diarrhea.

Carbon treats stomach ulcers.

Carbon shares many properties with toothpaste and can be used to whiten teeth and improve bad breath as a bacteria killer.

Carbon reduces stomach gas which can result from eating beans and other common, gaseous foods.

Carbon helps to filter micro-particles and chlorine from drinking and bath water.

Carbon eliminates pharma toxins from the body like aspirin, accidental household chemical ingestion, and metals. It has served as a commony remedy for food poisining for hundreds of years; Ancient Egyptians harnessed the power of activated carbon, along with the Native Americans.

Carbon strips the body of parasites and bacteria. This can include everything from bus to invasive parasites to a stuffy nose.

Carbon needs to be specifically prepared for those with Crohn’s diease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In these instances, it would be best to do more extensive research about how to best channel the powers of activated carbon.

Sources: Christine Sarich – Natural Society via Natural Cures not Medicine

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