Have you ever heard about Black Gold? You have? Well, I am going to tell you about a different black gold that is actually a good natural remedy for you and your family.
So I’m assuming you’ve heard of charcoal, you know that stuff you put in the grill. But have you heard about activated charcoal? No? Well, Activated Charcoal is different than common charcoal in that it is processed using materials such as coconut shells, white willow bark or eucalyptus leaves. This natural remedy is processed using very high temperatures causing the surface area of the molecules to be significantly increased. Approximately 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal has relatively the same surface area of an entire football field!
During this process, the negative ionic charge of the carbon, attracts the positive ionic charges of toxins and poisons which cause the binding of the two molecules together. Because of this enormous surface area, when it comes in contact with viruses, bacteria, harmful pesticides, herbicides and even household chemicals, it has the ability to ad-sorb, or stick to, the harmful chemical molecules, preventing them from getting absorbed into the body and causing havoc. The charcoal then carries these toxins out of the body. Not only is activated charcoal effective on the inside of our body it is also great for the outside of our body in the form of a poultice or compress.
So I hear you saying….OK, I have all the scientific background, what is this stuff good for?
Well, here are 10 reasons why activated charcoal should be part of your natural medicine cabinet:
*For a great remedy for many different ills, activated charcoal can be purchased in powdered form, tablets or in capsules.
* Due to its adsorbent nature, activated charcoal will interfere with the absorption of prescribed medicines along with other unwanted toxins and render them useless. You may however take them two 2 hours apart from each other to keep from having this interaction.
*Also Activated charcoal also works best with the consumption of plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
I hope this information will be helpful in your journey to natural health and healing!
Naturopathic Lifestyle Educator and Wellness Coach, Sonja Upham, received medical missionary training and lifestyle education at Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center in Alabama and Hallelujah Acres in North Carolina. She moved from her position as Webmaster and class lecturer at Uchee Pines back to North Carolina where she serves as Assistant Health Ministries Director at her local church, and Co-founder of HeavenScent Wholistic Health, along with her husband Dave. Furthering her education she attended Global College of Natural Medicine, receiving her Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner certifications. She is currently working towards her doctorate in Naturopathy.