Montmorillonite,

a member of the smectite family is a 2:1 clay, meaning that it has 2 tetrahedral sheets sandwiching a central octahedral sheet.  The particles are plate-shaped and extremely small with an average diameter of approximately 1 micrometer.  Montmorillonite’s colloidal nature lends it well to the transport of nutrients and enhanced bioavailability of nutrients. 

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Book Review of and Excerpts from:
Secrets Of The Soil
New Age Solutions for Restoring Our Planet
© 1989 by Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird
Authors of the Secret Life of Plants
Harper & Row Publishers, NY
Isbn 0-06-015817-4
Lib. Congr. S591.T64

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Montmorillonite tetrahedral molecular geometry 

 

 

Benjamin H. Ershoff PhD

858 Woodacres Road

Santa Monica, CA 1982

31 JAN 1914 – 1989

Curriculum Vitae as of September 18, 1982

1937    BA       University of California at Los Angeles (“UCLA”)

1942    PhD     University of California, Berkeley

1973    MPH    UCLA

1953 – 1956    Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. Biochemistry and Nutrition,

University of Southern California (“USC”)

1956-1959       Visiting Professor, Dept. Biochemistry and Nutrition, USC

1959-1965       Adjunct Professor, Dept. Biochemistry and Nutrition, USC School of

Medicine

1962-1965       Director, Institute of Biological Research, Culver City, California

1966-1970       Scientific Director, Institute of Arteriosclerosis Research, Culver City,

California

1966-1974       Adjunct Professor, Dept. Biochemistry and Nutrition, USC School of

                        Dentistry

1971-1978       Director, Institute for Nutritional Studies, Culver City, California

1966-1982       Research Professor of Biochemistry, Loma Linda University School of

Medicine, Loma Linda, California

1977-1982       Research Nutritionist, Dept. of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

A partial list of articles and scientific reports by Dr. Benjamin Ershoff

ERSHOFF, BH: Antitoxic effects of plant fiber. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 27(12): pp.1395-1389.   December 1974.

ERSHOFF BH, LAL JB, BERNICK S: Beneficial effects of fish protein concentrate on increment in body weight and microscopic appearance of the tibia and alveolar bone of rats fed a wheat flour-containing ration. J Dent Res. 49(3): pp.581-588.  May-June 1970.

MORRISON LM, BRANWOOD AW, ERSHOFF BH, MURATA K, QUILLIGAN JJ JR, SCHJEIDE OA, PATEK P, BERNICK S, FREEMAN L, DUNN OJ, RUCKER P.

The prevention of coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease with chondroitin sulfate A: preliminary report.  Exp Med Surg.; 27(3):278-89. 1969.

ERSHOFF BH, BERNICK S:  Effects of a clay supplement on body weight increment, bones, and teeth of rats.  J Dent Res.; 47(2):260-71.  March-April 1968.

SHAPIRO M, BERNICK S, ERSHOFF BH.  Preventive effects of a clay supplement on alveolar pathology and dentin hypoplasia in rats fed a rachitic diet. J Periodontology 39(1):43.  January 1968.

BERNICK S, ERSHOFF BH. HISTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF BONE IN ESTROGEN-TREATED RATS.  J Dent Res. 42:981-9.   July-August 1963.

ERSHOFF BH, ALFIN-SLATER RB, BERNICK S.  Osteoporosis in dystrophic mice.  Protective effect of testosterone propionate and estradiol benzoate administration.  Arch Pathol. 72:599-601.  November 1961.  

ERSHOFF BH, STEERS CW Jr.  Bioflavonoids and survival time of mice exposed to multiple sublethal doses of x-irradiation.  Proc Soc Exp Biol Med.;105:283-286.  November 1960.

ERSHOFF BH, STEERS CW Jr.:  Antioxidants and survival time of mice exposed to multiple sublethal doses of x-irradiation.  Proc Soc Exp Biol Med.;104:274-276.  June 1960.

ERSHOFF BH.   Beneficial effects of alfalfa meal and other bulk-containing or bulk-forming materials on the toxicity of non-ionic surface-active agents in the rat.

J Nutr.;70:484-490.   April 1960.

ERSHOFF BH, HERNANDEZ HJ.  An unidentified water-soluble factor in alfalfa which improves utilization of vitamin A.  J Nutr. 70:313-20.  March 1960.  

ERSHOFF BH, HERNANDEZ HJ, MUCKENTHALER JM.  Beneficial effects of the plant residue factor on the survival of thyrotoxic rats.  J Nutr. 10; 67(3):381-96.   March 1959.

ERSHOFF BH, HERNANDEZ HJ.   An unidentified factor in alfalfa which counteracts mineral oil toxicity in the rat and mouse.  J Nutr. 10; 65(4):575-88.   August 1958.

ERSHOFF BH.  Effects of flavonoids on response of rats fed massive and suboptimal doses of vitamin A.  Proc Soc Exp Biol Med.; 5(4):660-4.  August-September 1957.  

ERSHOFF BHBeneficial effects of alfalfa and other succulent plants on the growth of immature guinea pigs fed mineralized dried milk ration.  J Nutr. 10; 62(2):295-312.  June 1957.

ERSHOFF BH.  Nutrition and stress.  Nutr Rev.; 13(2):33-6.  February 1955.

ERSHOFF BH.  Effects of vitamin A malnutriture on resistance to stress.

Proc Soc Exp Biol Med.; 79(4):580-4.  April 1952.

The above citations came from a near-complete list (123 of some 190 written by Dr. Ershoff) of articles that can be found at  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

See especially: BHE:  Physiologic Effects of Dietary Clay SupplementsSubmitted to NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, General Research Procurement Office, 2101 Webster-Sezbrook Road, Houston, TEXAS.   July 19, 1965.

A Supplementary list of 159 (mostly with the same articles, although arranged in a different order) may be found at:

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22author%3AB.%20H.+author%3AERSHOFF%22

including:

ERSHOFF BH : Distribution of an unidentified antithyrotoxic factor in materials of plant and animal origin.  - Proc Soc Exp Biol Med, 1950 74(2):391-94.   June 1950.