Eat More Dirt!

Eat More Dirt!

diatomaceous earth 

Yes you read that right…we were all told as kids to DO NOT EAT DIRT!  Well maybe we should have eaten more?  I’m not talking about the dirt in your back yard, but rather diatomaceous earth or more commonly referred to as DE.  There are over 600 deposits of DE in the United States alone, only four of which the FDA has deemed to meet food grade standards.  DE is actually fossilized aquatic organisms called diatoms that are then ground into a fine powder.  This wonderful dirt is made up of very important minerals that are beneficial to our bodies, but most importantly, it contains high amounts of silica.  Food grade DE contains 84% silica and about 20 other important trace minerals, but most importantly it is chemical free and non-toxic!

Many body functions and proper mineral absorption depends heavily on silica levels in the body.  Since most of us are deficient in this important trace mineral, it is no wonder so many have chronic health concerns.  Silica is responsible for aiding in calcium absorption, as well as depositing important minerals in the bones.  Since DE carries a strong negative charge, it is useful in attracting and absorbing pathogens that are positively-charged like bacteria, viruses, fungi, heavy metals, pesticides, drug residues, parasites, and radiation.

DE can help provide the body with valuable amounts of silica and minerals and has many benefits including:

  • Better nutrient absorption and decrease fatigue
  • Reducing pain and symptoms of osteoporosis
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Lowering high cholesterol
  • Help curb appetite and increase metabolism to aid in natural weight loss and increase energy
  • Detox your body from heavy metals (including methyl mercury), aluminum, radiation, parasites, worms, E. coli, bacteria, viruses (including poliovirus), endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues
  • Reduces tissue degeneration and aids repairing vital tissue like lung tissue
  • Helps prevent kidney stones and is useful in fighting urinary tract infections
  • Regulates bowels and is useful in treating both diarrhea and constipation
  • Is extremely beneficial to the lymphatic system and aids in reducing inflammation of the middle ear and swollen lymph nodes
  • Beneficial in building healthy bones, teeth, skin, hair, and nails
  • Can decrease vertigo, tinnitus, insomnia, and headaches
  • Can reduce stress and many other unwanted side effects of menopause
  • Can help prevent Tuberculosis

DE is easy to take and really does not have a taste.  We simply mix it in water, juice, milk or any other drink you may wish to try.  It will not dissolve, so stir it and drink it right away to prevent it settling to the bottom of the cup.  DE can be taken in doses up to 1-2 tablespoons a day, but you should start with a teaspoon and work your way up to the higher doses so you do not have too many side effects from detoxing too quickly.  Children can take smaller doses and even pregnant and nursing women can take DE without worrying about it negatively affecting their baby.  Since some report an increase in energy, it is probably best not to take it right before bedtime.  Keep in mind this is the good kind of energy, not the kind that will have your kids bouncing off the walls, even those with ADHD.  Do not worry about too much DE, any excess that your body does not need will be eliminated through the normal channels.

Do not forget…your pets can greatly benefit from the addition of DE to their daily meals.  It can improve their coat and skin, as well as remove and prevent parasites and worms.  You can also sprinkle it on their coats to help remove and kill fleas.  Recommended dosaging is as follows:

  • Large Cats - 1 teaspoon
  • Kittens - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dogs 100 lbs + - 1-2 tablespoons
  • Dogs 50 - 100lbs - 1 tablespoon
  • Dogs Under 50 lbs - 1 teaspoon
  • Mini dogs - 1/2 teaspoon

Two cautions should be noted.  First make sure to use only food grade DE.  The DE you put in your pool is NOT food grade!  Secondly, take care to not inhale the powder.  It is a fine powder, and as such, is capable of becoming an irritant to the lungs if inhaled.

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