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Diatomaceous Earth Health Benefits
Diatomaceous Earth and SILICA
are considered, by many, as being nothing short of vital
to their well being. And exhibit genuine devotion toward its use.
The only caution that we have found relating to Food Grade DE has to do
with direct inhalation and is essentially the same caution that is
advised when handling baby powder. DE is a very fine powder.
For more info
see the FDA, EPA Product Documentation section.
USAGE: Most who use Diatomaceous Earth mixed with a juice or
liquid say that they use one to two tablespoons daily.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is 89% Silica.
It was established in the 1940s that life can't exist without Silica.
More recently, in her book "Water & Salt" Dr. Barbara Hendel
states: "Silica is the most important trace element in human
health." Silica plays an important role in many bodily functions and has
a direct relationship to mineral absorption.
The average human body holds approximately seven grams of silica,
needing significantly more silica than even important minerals such as
iron. Most people are, in fact, silica deficient. Among other things,
enough silica in the body is vital for calcium absorbtion to allow
calcium supplements to work. If Silica deficient, as is the case in the
vast majority of us, calcium supplementation can even be a negative.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent natural and organic source
Other Reported Health Benefits of Silica / DE Include Blood Pressure,
Cholesterol, Osteoperosis, Weight Loss, Cosmetics, Hair, Nails, Teeth &
Gums, Energy, Bacteria, Mucus, Anti-Aging, Urinary Infections, Headache.
Here's what consumers have to say about Diatomaceous Earth:
Lower High Blood Pressure - Of the thousands of people that are using
Diatomaceous Earth, most that have high blood pressure have reported
that it has gone down. It has been so thrilling to talk to people all
over the United States and have them tell their stories. We are not just
talking a few points - we are talking about LIFE-CHANGING numbers.
Doctors are amazed--customers are amazed. You will be, too.
Lower High Cholesterol - According to consumers, just as Diatomaceous
Earth health benefits include lowering blood pressure, it has also been
lowering cholesterol! We have not talked with one person that has high
cholesterol that has not had lower numbers after taking Diatomaceous
Earth. Most are reporting 40-60 points lower after only 2 weeks on DE. I
know it sounds too good to be true, but it works!
Osteoporosis, Joints & Calcium - Osteoporosis is a symptom of the aging
process. As calcium in our body system depletes, our bones become
brittle and weak. Taking only a calcium supplement cannot correct or
stop this threatening and crippling disease because the body cannot
assimilate and make use of the calcium without the presence of silica.
Evidence suggests that, instead of affecting healing, supplemental
mineral calcium, on the contrary, accelerates the leaching away of bone
calcium and thus hastens the degenerative process of osteoporosis and
similar diseases that affect the supportive and connective tissues in
the human body. The Silica found in Diatomaceous Earth enhances calcium
For Osteoporosis - Silica can stop the pain and even restore the body's
self repair process. Osteoporosis symptoms attack women primarily after
menopause but the degenerative process starts much earlier in their
younger days. More women are dying of fractures caused by osteoporosis
than of cancer of the breast, cervix, and uterus combined.Silica is
responsible for the depositing of minerals into the bones, especially
calcium. It speeds up the healing of fractures and also reduces scarring
at the site of a fracture. More and more research evidence shows that
through a transmutation process, silica is turned into calcium when it
is needed. That is why some scientists refer to silica as a precursor of
calcium. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body can turn silica
into calcium that the bones need.
Natural Weight Loss - We have been getting hundreds of reports from all
over the United States that DE is helping people lose weight. Everyone
is saying that DE taken in the morning helps curb their appetite
throughout the day. Just one more reason to take it everyday!
Detox Your Body - Diatomaceous Earth health benefits reported to inlude
detox! According to Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN and Galen D. Knight, PhD
in their article "Mad as a Hatter" there is no better product to detox HEAVY
METALS and RADIATION from your body than with Food Grade Diatomaceous
Nature's Internal Cosmetic - In Europe and Asia, Diatomaceous Earth
health benefits are widely recognized to include use as a health and
beauty product for hair, skin, nails, bones, and joints. They have no
Tissue Degeneration - Accelerates due to aging when connective tissue
develops an increasing inability to retain moisture when left
unassisted. Silica can help slow the degenerative process of connective
tissue. With silica, vitality and life, which are often lost as the
years accumulate, can be naturally maintained or even restored to your
skin. Collagen, largely made up of silica, is the glue that holds us
together. If our body has enough silica glucosaminoglycane, the collagen
will make us look younger. Silica helps with skin problems and injuries
including itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, callouses, warts,
eczemas, burns, frostbite, benign skin sores, insect bites and bed
sores. If you regularly follow a silica regimen, your skin will keep its
youthful look. A good silica supplementation program works far better
than other products for maintaining healthier and longer lasting
Hair That Grows - Hair is nature's greatest beauty enhancer. Hair
deserves to be pampered. Hair at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as
rich in silica as are healthy bones, which contain 100 micrograms per
gram. Silica is a major component of hair. Using a good silica
supplement should be part of your ongoing hair care program for
revitalizing hair. Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates
healthier hair growth and assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.
Teeth and Gums - By hardening the enamel, silica prevents cavities and
preserves teeth. Silica also prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and
recession that causes the loosening of teeth, which could ultimately
lead to tooth loss. Silica effectively fights ulceration and the decay
of bones and teeth and also lessens inflammation.
Tough As Nails - Your nail plates are complex protein structures that
grow four to five millimeters per month on average. With silica
supplementation, fragile nails become normal within a short period of
time. Silica will beautify the appearance of your nails and improve
their hardness, making them shinier and less prone to breaking.
Restorative Effects Of Silica - This will be most noticeable on your
hair, skin, nails and teeth. Our skin and hair require silica
essentially for the same purpose as do other tissues. As we know, the
supporting collagen underneath the skin enhances elasticity and beauty.
Collagen owes that quality to silica, which provides a beautiful
complexion that is more than skin deep.
More Reported Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth
Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises good
fades age spots
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.
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
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.
supplementation keeps menopause free of stress and helps to prevent
many unwanted side effects of menopause
works with other antioxidants to prevent premature aging and to
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.
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.
will help normalize hemorrhoidal tissues.
regulating and normalizing the bowels, silica has a pleasant side
effect; it can alleviate lower back pain, which often troubles the
proves effective with female discharge, abscesses and ulcers in the
genital area and cervix, as well as mastitis (especially for breast
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.
anti-inflammatory and odor binding effects.
can normalize circulation and regulate high blood pressure
can decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and
can help diabetes by promoting synthesis of elastase inhibitor by
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.
can help prevent Tuberculosis.
improving the elasticity of the joints, silica helps rheumatism.
has inhibitory effects on coronary diseases.
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.
Diatomaceous Earth - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of FAQ you might want to look over 1st to see if the
answer is here:
1. How can something that kills bugs not be harmful for me and my pets?
Remember--Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth kills insects
by PHYSICAL action---not chemical. Hundreds of the microscopic
particles get all over the insects body. As the insects move, it
scratches the waxy coating off of them and they dehydrate and die.
Because the particles are so small--they cause no harm to people and
pets. It is a simple mineral---silica.
2. Is the same product used for killing bugs and helping people?
We sell both Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth and Crawling Insect
Control Diatomaceous Earth with the approved EPA label. If you are going
to be using Diatomaceous Earth for killing insects, you need to buy the
EPA labeled Crawling Insect Control. The Food Grade DE is for
comsumption by people and pets for health purposes and for other non EPA
uses around the home.
3. How much Food Grade DE should a person take each day?
Myself, my wife, and everyone I know takes 1 heaping tablespoon per
day in liquid of their choice. I use juice, but many just put in a
glass of water. I know some who take 2 or 3 tablespoons a day, but
that is usually for a severe problem they are trying to correct. I
also know some who just take a teaspoon per day to start out with and
work up to a tablespoon.
4. I have heard DE is dangerous--especially breathing it in.
Food Grade DE and Crawling Insect Control DE often get confused with
filter grade DE. Filter grade DE starts out as food grade, but it
is heated to about 1,000 degrees and chemicals are added to crystallize
it. This works great for filtering but is dangerous to people and
animals. Breathing the crystallized product in over long periods of time
causes a disease called silicoses. The world health org. has said
that DE needs to be less than 2% crystalline silica in order to be
considered safe. The filter grade DE is 60% crystalline!! -- Stay
away from it --- it is dangerous!! Perma-Guards food grade DE and
Crawling Insect Control DE on the other hand is less than .50%
crystalline silica. As you can see, that is more than 4 times less
than it needs to be to be considered safe! Daily use of Food Grade DE
for people, pets and around the home is perfectly safe as is Crawling
Insect Control DE for all your bug killing. Both products should
be treated like any other dusty product, if you are going to breath it
in over long periods of time, wear a dust mask ---- but it should in no
way be compared to the dangerous crystallized filter grade.
5. Will Food Grade DE interfere with any medication I am now taking?
Diatomaceous Earth is a mineral---silica. We have never run
into a situation in the thousands of orders sold over the last 8 years
where anyone has had a problem or reaction to taking DE. If you
have any questions as to interactions with medications you are
taking---ask your doctor or pharmacist if taking a silica supplement
will cause any problems.
6. If this stuff is so great, why have I never heard of it before?
You have to remember that it is always "all about the money."
No one is going to spend millions of dollars and years of research on a
product that you dig out of the ground and that cannot be patented.
Diatomaceous earth is one of those hundreds of natural products that get
shunned by most doctors and drug companies. Most DE is sold and
used by someone who has a friend or relative that has used it and gotten
results. You would think that is would be just the opposite---that
a natural, safe, non-chemical and drug product that is inexpensive and
has so many uses would be in every home in the country, but chemicals
and drugs are where the big money is, so that is what gets promoted and
7. Does diatomaceous earth ever get old or expire?
No, diatomaceous earth is a mineral and will never
expire---remember--it is already thousands of years old!
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