Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Health Benefits for Humans
People are always asking me, how to take diatomaceous earth. There is NO one perfect way to take DE. I KNOW you are already disappointed with this fact, as you were hoping there was ONLY ONE "Perfect" way to take it. (Sorry 'bout that) Everyone's' preferences are different. Some people take 1 heaping tsp. in a glass of water prior to each meal, 3x/day and swear by DE's wonderful health benefits keeping acne away, clean clear skin, better sleep, more energy, stronger hair and nails. Others take a heaping tablespoon just before bedtime, figuring it's best to take it away from food because of its detox benefits. Others take it in the morning in their juice. Still others put it in their protein drink, smoothies, morning coffee, etc. Whether you take DE once/day or 3x/day, everyone reports effectiveness and better health.
"I" take 2 tbsps. of DE daily with a very small amount of water, just enough to make it fluid (like water). I'm not interested in tasting the DE in a full 8 ounce glass of water. I stir it up well and immediately consume before the DE has a chance to settle at the bottom of the glass. I don't care for the taste of DE in my orange juice, but others like DE in their juice, coffee, protein drink, smoothies, etc.
DE doesn't taste bad, nor nearly as horrible as many herbs taste. It tastes like dirt to me (now you're wondering if I run around eating dirt...). Okay, so I do, especially that wonderful rich smelling soil! :o)
Numerous people advise that their Iridologist or Natural Care Physicians muscle test them with DE and find that their bodies test VERY strong for it which means they need the DE. Then of course, they ask them what it is and then these natural care professionals contact me for more information about food grade diatomaceous earth.
Many women advise their hair has never been so soft as it is now since taking DE. Others advise of cleaner clear complexions, when previously they had acne trouble. Still others notice an increase in energy levels and others advise it keeps their bowels clean and helps them sleep better.
Many of our diatomaceous earth customers, including myself, had fed diatomaceous earth to their animal companions daily for years. And then one day, we all figured, gee, we're giving this to our furry and feathered family members to help keep them healthy and parasite/worm free, maybe we should take it ourselves and reap the same benefits...not sure why it took so long for the "light bulb" to go on, but at least it finally did.
Some people do notice funny, strange, or gross things in their bowel movements. Some choose to look and others don't want to know. Obviously, this is a personal choice for each of us to make, but the bottom line is it is effective in increasing our health status, as removal of internal parasites and worms will allow us to more properly absorb the nutrients from our food, as the worms/parasites will not be eating our food or sucking our blood.
Is food grade diatomaceous earth safe to take during pregnancy? DE is excellent for those who are pregnant and not pregnant alike. During pregnancy, it is best to start with a small dose - 1/2 tsp. daily for the first few days or weeks if needed, making sure to drink plenty of clean fresh pure water (not city tap water) to help sweep toxins out of the body and slowly increase the dose as the pregnant mom-to-be feels fit to do so. This helps prevent a heavy detox by starting out with a heaping tbsp. daily.
Since food grade DE eliminates all intestinal worms and parasites when fed in adequate daily doses, this means the body will better absorb the nutrients from the food the person is consuming as these worms and parasites aren't consuming the nutritional value of the food and sucking the blood, which in turn provides higher quality nutrients to the unborn fetus, making it stronger and healthier as well. Note, DE will not be effective as a natural wormer for the unborn fetus, but can be given in small amounts in bottle feedings once the baby is born to eliminate pin worms, etc.
Note: Although, DE is considered safe for use during pregnancy or nursing, just as with any other detox, consideration must be made regarding the possible detox effects upon yourself or your baby. While everyone reacts differently while detoxing, it is commonly advised against using any detox regime during pregnancy or nursing. Unless you have already been using DE for a few months prior to becoming pregnant you may want to wait.
The information on this web site is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or veterinarian. This information is not intended as a substitute for the reader's independent judgment and personal responsibility. Health issues are far too important to delegate to anyone else. It is highly recommended you research and seek information and counsel from as wide a variety of sources as possible, so you can make well informed educated decisions about you, your child's, or your pet's health, as in the end YOU make the decisions.
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