A Unique Use for Bentonite


Wow that felt good to get off my chest. My kryptonite is cheese. Yummy raw dairy cheese. Any kind of hard, creamy, or stinky cheese you can imagine-I’m on board. What I’m not a fan of is pre-shredded cheese.


I prefer to buy it by the block. Though it is safe, something about eating cheese dusted with bleached, chemically produced wood pulp (also known as cellulose) is weird to me. While this is a “fiber”, there are no nutritional benefits from it.

I do miss the convenience, though, of just opening a bag and pouring the cheese into whatever dish I am cooking. But in case you haven’t noticed, grating a bunch at one time and then storing it makes the cheese cake up. Hence the need for the cellulose.

So I was thinking: I wish there was something I could incorporate into shredded cheese that wasn’t just safe, but had benefits to it!


First, let me tell you some great benefits that come with internal use of bentonite powder.

  • It allows cells to receive more oxygen

Bentonite clay helps to get oxygen into the cells because it has the ability to pull excess hydrogen from the cells, leaving room for oxygen to take its place.

When cells have more oxygen entering them, you feel more energized and your body can repair itself more easily from illness or hard workouts. (source)

  • It boosts your immune system.
  • It takes care of tummy and bowel troubles.
  • It helps balance out your pH levels. Read about the importance here
  • It restores your gut wall.

I gave it a try and I have never looked back! Just shred a block of cheese while you’re doing your food prep for the week. Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp of powder on the shredded cheese and toss. Put in a ziploc baggie and you have freshly shredded cheese that doesn’t cake up!


[The opinions expressed on my blog are based on my own thoughts and experiences. Please keep in mind that I am NOT a health professional and AM NOT ALLOWED to claim that essential oils can cure, treat, or prevent illness, so please do your own research and consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or health. You should always do what is right for you.]

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