External Baths

Taking a bath regularly for the first two months of the GAPS diet has been the only way we have survived the first stages of this diet. Two weeks into the diet I went back to work for a couple weeks. I hadn’t been able to work for the previous three years after getting a serious case of typhoid that completely destroyed my intestinal lining. The diet finally gave me enough energy to be able to spend 8 hours standing and cooking all day again. But I was tired and came home and got right in the bath every night.

My favourite bath at the moment consists of approximately:

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Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay has been a real life-saver for me. I am blown away by the powerful detoxing abilities of this clay. I don’t remember where, why or when it was that I first started using bentonite, but I do remember the first place I ever heard of anyone eating any kind of earth was when I read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques. I remember being quite shocked by the idea at the time, but I think it did make me more willing to try bentonite clay originally :-).

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