I love herbal remedies and do it yourself natural proactive health care, but sometimes what I see people do to themselves on this website does not seem natural to me. Fasting can be a spiritual/cleansing/healthy experience, but at the first sign that you feel like it sucks -- run away!! If you are doing things because you feel you have to do what is "right" that can be good, but it can also get you into trouble by denying yourself of some basic comforts. I do the Colon Cleanses & I'll take herbs & i'll fast and try new kinds of healthy foods, but fanatic is when you go hardcore by somebody's "book" without thinking about how it is actually affecting you. Your fasting, salt water, & dirt regime seems scary to me because it sounds like some basic nutrients were denied somewhere along the way. In other words -- EAT!!! Your grandmother was as wise as any ancient Indian remedy.
I don't think there's a magic silver bullet for anybody, and you definitely have to find what works for you, but make sure that you are not listening to others at the expense of yourself. I don't think we all have to subsist on brown rice & cod liver oil to achieve somebody else's idea of nirvana. Self-abnegation taken to a righteous extreme seems to really work for some people & for other people it becomes a case of martyrdom & for what really? If it makes you feel like crapp, fall back on your instincts -- I say -- to see what you need. But don't throw away the baby with the bathwater, either, because the Bentonite is doing a lot of good for a lot of people.