[My book We Want To Live: the Primal Diet] was published by a friend whose brother had suffered insomnia for 16 years. The brother slept no more than 20 minutes at a time, was antisocial and suicidal with ADD. Doctors failed to help. He followed my raw-food remedy and within four days slept very well. In fact, fearing he had finally committed suicide, his family broke open his bedroom door because he had
been quiet for seven hours.
excerpted from an early interview
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A: That’s a very good question for some people. Normally, it’s just a protein deficiency. Eating a milkshake is very, very good for it. Most insomnia comes from dental injections – xylocaine, novocaine – you can have other kinds of injections like penicillin – any of those can cause a severe protein deficiency in the brain and can cause inability to sleep, insomnia. And it’s very difficult. You have to pack the gums with clay every night to remove as much as you can. You can even put it on your face but you have to keep the clay packs wet. If they dry out, they’re going to damage your skin. You won’t be perspiring. So the clay always has to stay wet to be active. These cosmetic companies say put the clay on, let it dry, and rinse it off. What happens? You rob all of the fat out of the cells so you have to use their moisturizer. That’s the whole Catch-22. Keep that clay wet and it will pull poisons out of your body without depriving the cells of fat.
Q: How do you keep it moist during the night?
A: What I suggest people do any time they use a clay compress is they make the clay not dripping wet but not as hard as molding clay – in between. You lie down, put it on your face, try to keep it from running, and then you put a moist – not dripping wet – towel over that. Then plastic to keep moist. Finally, you wrap an Ace bandage over that to hold it in place.
Q: How long will insomnia last?
A: Usually if a person that will eat a lot of eggs and fish in the evening, 80% of the people can sleep. If someone has constant dental work, it could take years. And it will go into cycles – cycles of sleeping, not sleeping as they’re detoxifying. But if you’ll use the clay in the gums, it will help draw it out every night, every day so you won’t be so overloaded .
Q: So this is in your mouth?
A: Yeah, you put in on your gums and leave it in all night. If you dissolve and swallow it, that’s OK. Only way would be to pack it moist into sterilized or organic gauze.
Q: Would olive oil keep it moist?
A: No, olive oil would take away the activity of the clay. Now you could do oil pulling. That’s very helpful, too. I prefer coconut oil, as long as it’s unheated. Olive oils very acidic and some of the other oils a little harder. You put about a tablespoon in your mouth and swish it around. Some do it for 10 minutes. Some people do it for half an hour and your mouth just gets full in that time and they expectorate it. I’ve only done two laboratory tests. I’ve checked the saliva before and after the oil pulling and the concentration of toxins in that oil was very, very high. It will actually pull it because your body because your brain dumps most of that out your gums, tongue and salivary glands. So you’ve got the oil doing it and your body’s going to work with you. Now somebody who isn’t on the diet – I haven’t experimented with people who haven’t been on a good diet – their body may not be healthy enough to know what it’s doing. But on this diet, the cells are pretty smart so the body knows you’re oil pulling, you have that oil there to draw the poisons out of the brain just like it pulls the fats out of the face and mouth. You only have it in your mouth so it’s drawing it out and brain will take full advantage.
Q: Coconut cream OK, too.
A: Coconut cream has 7% oil. I haven’t tested it but probably.
Excerpted from Q&A of September 11, 2011 (Part 2) – Aajonus with important info
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