Diatomaceous Earth: Quick Facts
There are so many amazing benefits of Diatomaceous Earth (DE). I’ve been using it daily for over two years and my children for around a year now.
Personally I’ve noticed: increased energy, shorter and lighter periods (which has been an immense help in getting my ferritin/iron levels under control without using birth control/synthetic hormones), huge improvement in skin texture and diminished under eye circles, decrease in joint pain, more regular bowel movements and increased immunity.
As for my children: my teenage daughter’s acne is gone and my son, who was diagnosed with IBS as a toddler, has hardly any incidence of stomach cramps and diarrhea. He went from a point where he was embarrassed to go to school and we were missing sports and activities due to his severe cramping and diarrhea to virtually no occurrences at all and without drugs. This is huge in terms of his quality of life as well as his nutrient absorption.
I mix approximately 2 Tbsp into a smoothie everyday (you do not want to mix DE into anything warm or heat it) and give the kids 1-2 tsp daily mixed in coconut yoghurt or juice or even oatmeal. DE has NO taste but doesn’t dissolve well so I find it easier to ingest when taken within something thick in texture. It’s also important to remember to take your diatomaceous earth consistently (daily). Silica, the main component of DE is quickly metabolized and if not taken regularly the effects will not be as apparent. Ordering information below but first a summary of DE as per the Global Healing Centre (2015):
NATURAL SILICA SOURCE: Food-grade DE is approximately 85% silica. This important, trace mineral is required by tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones. Silica contributes to almost every vital organ, including the heart, liver, and lungs. Food was the primary source of naturally-occurring silica before modern farming practices depleted the soil. It is suggested that only 1/3 of the silica we need is available in natural, plant-based foods.
SKIN HEALTH: Since DE is a strong abrasive, it is often used as a toothpaste and facial exfoliator. The product’s natural silica content is also necessary for healthy skin, teeth, hair, and nails, and the product is often touted as a potent beauty mineral.
HEART HEALTH: Research has also shown that food-grade DE benefits cholesterol levels and encourages heart health. Nutrients such as silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and other trace minerals are available in DE, giving rise to a practically endless supply of health benefits. Most of these nutrients play a role in building and repairing of muscles and bones.
INTERNAL CLEANSER: DE acts as a mild abrasive both topically and internally. Inside your body, it helps remove intestinal invaders and other harmful organisms from the digestive tract. As an internal cleanser, DE may aid cleansing by supporting regularity and assisting in the removal of toxic metals. DE has been successful in ridding animals of harmful organisms. Food-grade DE placed in the feed of livestock may help discourage fleas and other harmful bugs. Make sure that all DE is labeled “food grade” and is untreated and unheated.
To order DE message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to my STORE and read the reviews on how it’s helped customers with everything from psoriasis to arthritis to digestive issues. And did I mention how inexpensive it is???! $15 worth of DE will last around 3 months!!!
Read about our DE and why it works better than other brands?
Our Diatomaceous Earth comes from an excellent company and is perma grade certified DE, contains less than 0 .5% crystalline silica and is of the highest quality in terms of being pure. It is important to have a consistent shape diatom and no unwanted sediment. The shape of the diatom must be tubular with holes on the walls. Our DE comes from fresh water only as the fresh water diatoms form a harder shell and are less fragile that those from salt water. Salt water deposits contain a mix of diatom species. These deposits shapes and sediments are inconsistent making them unusable for safe human use.