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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Diatomaceous Earth- eating DE.....I eat DIRT!
Most people don't know it, but I eat dirt. That's right! Everyday and have since January 2011! I was on a hair forum (before I got kicked off- long story, but basically it happens to every forum I am on)...anyway, I was reading that Diatomaceous earth would make your hair grow faster. And hey, I am ALL about my hair- Sorry, I love my freaking hair and have been told all of my life that when everyone else "hates" their hair that I am the only one who loves mine. Oh well, it's true! So after reading this, I did tons and tons of research on DE. I had never heard of it so I wanted to be sure before I started eating it that it wouldn't kill me. Well, it didn't, but Gabe waited quite a while to see if I killed off before he tried it.
I keep my DE in this glass jar from DG on my counter.
I get mine at Nature's Wonders, a 5 lb bag was around $10 and of course, 5 pounds will last a long time! I take approximately 1 tablespoon a day. When you first start, you are to begin with one teaspoon especially if you eat a lot of processed food or sugar (I don't) since the DE will be killing off any parasites and you may go through a type of detox where you don't feel good for a few days. (I didn't). You also HAVE to get food grade and not what they clean pools with as that will KILL you! Go to a health food store or order from one on line. Also take in the morning BEFORE taking any of your vitamins- wait at least an hour to take vitamins or the DE will negate any effects of them. I take mine as soon as I get up at 5:30.
Note to users: Do NOT breathe- DE is as sharp as glass, actually it is glass, aka Silica, and you don't want your nasal passages getting cut. This does NOT happen when you drink it. When you drink it, mix it a small amount of water as the dirt does not actually dissolve and drink ASAP. It will taste like DIRT!
It is also an organic pest repellent. I have it around all four corners of my bed and I have it inside my sheets. If you have dogs outside or ones that may get ticks or fleas, this is a GREAT product to help with that. You can also add some to their food bowl every now and then to help clean them out as well.
I also add it to my flours, oatmeal, cornmeal and pastas, and hey this is a SHOCKER- the bug larvae is ALREADY IN THERE. Bugs did not climb in, they hatched out. Anyway...if you will put some DE in these items, you will see no bugs.
What Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Does In Your Body
This page explains the mechanisms of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth within the human body to achieve the many health benefits that consumers have experienced. (See our our Human Usepage).
Diatomaceous Earth Health Benefits: Why and How 1)As you can see from the picture of Diatomaceous Earth - (magnified 7000 times) - it looks like a cylinder full of holes - kind of like Rice Chex Cereal. This cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, and drug residues, E.coli, and heavy metals. These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the sharp edges of the Diatomaceous Earth. All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear the phrase "I just feel better" with Diatomaceous Earth users. This better feeling comes from all the "junk" being removed from the body and by giving the immune system the "jump start" it needs.
2)Diatomaceous Earth is quite hard. On the hardness scale where diamonds are a 9, Diatomaceous Earth is a 7. This is very important because as those millions of tiny hard and sharp Diatomaceous Earth cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they "scrub" the walls. After only a few months of taking Diatomaceous Earth, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus and molds but CLEAN!! The advantages of this are several:
Regular bowel movements (This is the #1 comment everyone makes about DE.)
Healthier colon. This is especially important as we get older. A clean healthy colon keeps away polyps, cancers, and ulcers. Today, many are spending thousands of dollars to get colonics to do the same thing as Diatomaceous Earth does.
Many users report increased energy and needing less sleep. This is a result of all the food and nutrients that are taken in being better absorbed into the blood stream. With a coated colon--many nutrients never get absorbed.
3)A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica. One of the benefits of Silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Everyone we know who takes Diatomaceous Earth has lowered their cholesterol by 40-50 points, and they are amazed at how their high blood pressure goes down. Go to the page on "Human Use" and review all of the benefits of silica to the body.
Sore joints and ligaments feel better
Skin clears up (acne-age spots-psoriasis)
Hair and nails are stronger and grow faster
Stronger teeth and gums
Healthier respiratory tract--less coughing
Menopause has less symptoms
Healthier urinary tract
More Reported Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth:
Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises good
Silica fades age spots
Silica stimulates metabolism for higher energy levels
Diatomaceous Earth has a negative charge and bacteria has a positive charge. It is believed that Diatomaceous Earth sweeps bacteria out of the body by trapping it in its honeycomb shaped skeletal form.
Silica supplementation helps repair and maintain vital lung tissue and protects them from pollution. By maintaining or restoring the elasticity of lung tissue, silica reduces inflammation in bronchitis.
It acts as a cough decreasing agent. Silica tones the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, larynx) and reduces swelling because of its positive action on the lymphatic system.
Silica supplementation keeps menopause free of stress and helps to prevent many unwanted side effects of menopause
Silica works with other antioxidants to prevent premature aging and to preserve youthfulness.
Silica can help prevent kidney stones and heal infections of the urinary tract. It is a natural diuretic which can increase excretion of urine by 30 percent, thus flushing the water-excreting system and restoring normal function to these vital organs.
The presence of sufficient silica in the intestines will reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can cause disinfection in the case of stomach and intestinal mucus and ulcers. Silica can prevent or clear up diarrhea and its opposite, constipation.
Silica will help normalize hemorrhoidal tissues.
In regulating and normalizing the bowels, silica has a pleasant side effect; it can alleviate lower back pain, which often troubles the elderly.
Silica proves effective with female discharge, abscesses and ulcers in the genital area and cervix, as well as mastitis (especially for breast feeding mothers).
The intake of silica acts as a supportive treatment for inflammation of the middle ear. Because of the beneficial effectiveness on the lymphatic system, silica can be used for swelling of the lymph nodes in the throat.
Has anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor binding effects.
Silica can normalize circulation and regulate high blood pressure (hypertension).
Silica can decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and insomnia.
Silica can help diabetes by promoting synthesis of elastase inhibitor by the pancreas.
Silica can help arterial disease by strengthening the blood vessels. Studies confirm that with age, silica disappears from the aorta, the heart's key blood vessel, thus weakening its critical connective tissue and resulting in a greater cardiac risk.
Silica can help prevent Tuberculosis.
By improving the elasticity of the joints, silica helps rheumatism.
Silica has inhibitory effects on coronary diseases.
Silica can help avoiding or alleviating Alzheimer's disease by preventing the body from absorbing aluminum and may flush out aluminum from the tissues. Silica can stimulate the immune system.