Diatomaceous Earth (or DE) was created long ago when microscopic sea organisms died, were fossilized and mixed with nutrient rich soils; it is now being harvested from these ancient sea beds. DE’s composition is over 80% silica along with magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron and other trace minerals.
Silica is a crucial nutrient to the body, and can be found in bones, tendons, skin, cartilage, blood vessels, blood and organs of healthy persons. Most of our modern-day food supply is often lacking in this mineral, thus leaving our bodies deficient as well.
DE works by moving through the digestive tract, attracting and absorbing harmful bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, E-Coli and heavy metals, and then moving them along for elimination. When residual DE gets absorbed into the bloodstream, it can help to clear the vessels of accumulated plaque. As the DE breaks down further, the additional healthful benefits of the silica can then be realized by the body.
The benefits of regular ingestion can include:
- lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- relief from arthritis pain
- increased energy
- parasite removal
- regular bowel movements
- smoother complexion
- softer hair
- sinus and cough relief
- better quality of sleep.
The recommended dose is 1 tsp before meals, 3 times per day. A 90 day period is recommended for the elimination of all parasite activity. Also it is important to remember that only food grade DE is for internal use, and care must be taken so that you do not inhale the fine powder when you are handling it. DE can be found online or at animal feed stores