Clays and Binders

This page links to some password protected posts I am writing for a client as we explore some of the wonders of  alternative medicines. 

C60/Buckminsterfullerene, and activated carbon

The C60 post is also about activated carbon, that is used for detox. There are some very chemical properties of all of these agents.

C60/Buckminsterfullerene is a spherical version of graphene.


This clay has some unique properties we are looking into. Sepiolite can be used to bind all sorts of biological molecules.

This image shows the chemical and geometric structure of sepiolite. SEM image is also included.

Clearing aluminum examines use of silica to bind alumina. It briefly discusses size issues of using traditional transition metal chelators for aluminum,

Emeramide is about a mercury chelator

aquaporins is an almost abandoned post about transport of metaloids though a channel that used to be for water and glycerol.

Chelation therapies is about lipoic acid and DMSA. This post also covers ways in which metals are excreted naturally.

Other Detox Methods covers Dan Pursor’s specialized glutathione and sweating via exercise or saunas to sweat out heavy metals.

Philliposite clay had a small impact on the intestinal microbiome of these dogs eating an almost human diet.

Clinoptilolite decreases tight junction protein ZO-1 in the feces of human endurance atheletes. The silica part seems to activate T cells.

Activated Carbon is a blog about a colonic delivery form of activated carbon, DAV132 that prevents oral antibiotics from messing with our intestinal microbiome.

Klinobind is a post about use of a clinoptilolite clay to bind toxins from Mexican smokers. What makes this study truly remarkable is that the authors gave the clay before the first morning meal.

Amine binding zeolites discusses binding of serotonin and histamine. The gut is a major source of serotonin/5-HT

Clinoptilolite and Butyrate contains an great protocol for making the stuff, and suggestion that the combo improves many aspects of small intestine health in broiler chicks.

PMA processed clinoptilolite has been compared with colloidal silicat