Can you imagine walking along the shores of a fresh water lake, seeing some fossilized algae and saying to yourself, ďHmmmm. I think Iím going to try and eat this?Ē Or worse, how about someone who notices that this fossilized algae kills insects and then decides to eat it? Crazy, huh? I donít know how things like Diatomaceous Earth ever get discovered, but I sure am glad they do.
With Diatomaceous earth, you have one of the most wonderful natural remedies for removing all kinds of toxins in your body AND a highly effective remedy at eliminating pesky bugs from your home, garden, and stored grains.
There are a number of healthy habits or tips recommended by health experts. The best way to ensure that you are getting the right nutrients is by taking in diatomaceous earth or DE. It is healthy and of food grade quality and helps in overall well-being and fitness.
The minerals or constituents present in DE help in overall health benefits like reducing blood pressure, which is enough reason to incorporate it in our daily regimen. DE is instrumental in bringing down the cholesterol content of the body. The bad fat present in the blood is brought down by DE. People suffering from gastric or digestive problems should try and ingest diatomaceous earth of food grade quality. Constipated patients may want to take DE regularly for ensuring regular bowel movement.
A healthy colon is a sign of a healthy body. With the right diet and DE intake, one can surely stay away from attracting colon diseases, as and when one gets older. Bone related problems like osteoporosis can also be reversed with DE. Diatomaceous earth helps in rejuvenating your body, especially your skin. You can just stay away from spending hundreds of dollars on face creams, masks etc.
People suffering from hair related problems like thinning of hair, balding etc may check out for DE as it helps in stimulating hair growth and maintaining the sheer and strength of the hair follicles. DE contains silica and silicon dioxide. Silica is extremely beneficial in effectual functioning of the body parts as it is directly connected with the absorption of minerals which the body requires. When you start taking in DE, the body functioning will remain smooth and it will start acting immediately. It has a cleansing property and it will flush out toxins from the body.
Diatomaceous earth contains fossil remains of the microscopic organisms. Silica which is present in DE is a wonder mineral and if you take it regularly, you can rest assured of good health and vitality.
Food grade DE is also known to sweep some bacteria out of the system, but DE does NOT kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Most people who consume food grade DE take it on a daily basis. DE contains 15 naturally occurring minerals that are excellent for the body. These minerals promote healthier, shinier hair, skin and nails.
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring compound that is ground down to a fine powder and used for a variety of purposes depending on how it is treated. Untreated, or food-grade, diatomaceous earth can be used as a dietary supplement and pesticide. It is also used in abrasive cleaning compounds, facial treatments and some brands of toothpaste. Food-grade diatomaceous earth is an excellent pesticide as it is nontoxic and environmentally friendly.
In 1939, the Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, Professor Adolf Butenandt, proved that life cannot exist without Silica. In the 2003 book "Water & Salt" Dr. Barbara Hendel stated: "Silica is the most important trace mineral for human health!"
Silica is the most plentiful element on earth, following oxygen; but there are very few foods that contain an adequate amount to supply the quantity your body needs. Silica does not accumulate in the body; it is water soluble, is easily absorbed by the intestinal wall and rapidly excreted, so daily consumption is important.
Studies have not found any negative side effects from too much Silica.
DE can also detox the body. According to a top cancer researcher, it is also the best natural chelating product available for pulling heavy metals from the bloodstream. Many believe that the increase in the number of cases of Heavy metal poisoning has occurred in part due to mercury in vaccines, fluoridated water, deodorants with aluminum, foil wrap, cooking in aluminum cookware, soda/energy/beer aluminum cans, and a number of other ways.
When DE is taken into the body it does its work in 3 different ways:
1. DE looks like a cylinder/honeycomb full of holes. This cylinder/honeycomb has a very strong negative charge. As the millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they attract and absorb bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide, and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. These pathogens are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. Additionally, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the sharp edges of the DE. All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. Our clients tell us they feel better, their hair has never been so soft, since taking DE daily, and their body has a very strong need for it, they feel better, We often hear the phrase "I just feel better" with our Diatomaceous Earth users. This better feeling comes from all the "junk" being removed from the body and boosting our immune systems.
2. DE is very hard. On the hardness scale diamonds are a 9, DE is a 7. This is very important, because as those millions of tiny hard and sharp D E cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they "scrub" the walls (Note they do not harm the intestinal wall). After only a few months of taking Diatomaceous Earth, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus, gunk, and molds! Thus, DE helps promote regular bowel movements and a healthier colon. A clean healthy colon prevents polyps, cancers, ulcers, and continued toxification of the body that a dirty colon produces. This day in age, many people are doing colonix and detox programs, hydro colonic therapy, etc. and DE helps promote this same type of cleansing. People report increased energy, better sleep, and/or needing less sleep. This is a result of the food and nutrients that are taken into the body being better absorbed into the blood stream. A coated, toxic colon does not allow many nutrients from our food to be properly absorbed. A toxic colon and intestinal tract can also result in overweight and obesity, as people lack the proper nutrients their body needs to promote optimum health, so they, and their pets, continue to eat more food in an attempt to obtain the nutrients their bodies are lacking from being toxic.
3. A small amount of food grade diatomaceous earth is absorbed into the blood stream. As it moves throughout the body they clean and breakup plaque in the blood vessels and also destroy bad fats. Many have lowered their cholesterol by 40-50 points; many notice that their high blood pressure goes down. As the DE eventually dissolves in the blood, the many health benefits of the silica content are realized.
Some Other Benefits of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
D.E. is largely silica by content. Silica is required for mineral absorbtion in the digestive process. Silca is used in many processes of the body.
Combine 1 tbsp. food-grade diatomaceous earth with 8 fl. oz. juice (something of a non-citrus variety) and consume daily. Food-grade diatomaceous earth is the only diatomaceous earth product suitable for consumption. It has a high mineral content and is believed to help detoxify your digestive system. These statements have not been researched or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Mix 1/2 tsp. food-grade diatomaceous earth with your pets' food (for smaller animals) and 1 tsp. for larger animals, once a day. Diatomaceous earth is believed to help control internal parasites, such as worms. Some pet foods already have diatomaceous earth mixed into them.
Blend food-grade diatomaceous earth with stored seeds to prevent infestation by dusting the seeds inside of their storage container. Shake the seeds off or rinse them prior to consuming, if preferred.
Fill a gallon-sized plastic bag with food-grade diatomaceous earth. Close the bag and ensure that it is completely sealed.
Pinch a corner of the bag and turn it upside down. Snip that end with a pair of scissors. Only cut off 1/6 to 1/8 of an inch to create a small hole.
Turn the bag over and pour the diatomaceous earth out in a long line along the areas of your to be treated. Use along baseboards, along the backs of cupboards, behind the refrigerator, on windowsills and in any nooks or spaces where you have a pest problem. Diatomaceous earth is effective against household insects and bugs (cockroaches, ants, silverfish, etc.) but will not work on mice and rats. Wear protective eye goggles and a face mask while handling diatomaceous earth to avoid getting it in your eyes and lungs.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your carpets to kill fleas and ticks. Allow it to sit in the carpet for at least 24 to 48 hours in order to expose all pests to it and then vacuum it up with an ordinary vacuum cleaner.
Dust diatomaceous earth on houseplants, around their pots and on top of the potted soil to control pests, such as spiders, aphids and ants.
Create a 2- to 3 3/4-inch (about 5 cm to 7 cm) wide swath of food-grade diatomaceous earth around garden plants by using the baggie method to create a slug guard.
Dust garden plants with diatomaceous earth after it has rained. Diatomaceous earth will not adhere to plants well unless they are slightly moist. You can spray your plants with a mister and then dust, or you can add diatomaceous earth to your sprayer and mix with water. This works well on pond plants and makes application simple. The diatomaceous earth will need to be reapplied after it rains. Minimize the destruction of beneficial insects by applying diatomaceous earth in the late afternoon or early evening when insect activity is lowest. Do not apply it excessively.
Mix one part diatomaceous earth to five parts water with a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on the trunks of trees to kill off borers and bark-desiccating bugs.
Fill a salt shaker or flour duster with food-grade diatomaceous earth. Ensure that the ports are open so that it can flow freely.
Dust your pets' fur with diatomaceous earth, and rub it in to kill fleas and ticks. Avoid dusting in your pets' eyes and face. One dusting should be enough to treat a short-haired animal, but a second dusting might be required for a pet with longer fur. Wash, dry and comb your pet prior to dusting. Keep your pet calm and on a leash for a few hours before allowing it to resume normal activity. Do not wash your pet for at least a week after an application.
Apply diatomaceous earth to your pets' bedding on both sides and around any of the areas where the pet may roam or rest. You can apply it to outside pens, if desired. Be careful not to expose beneficial insects to diatomaceous earth or they will be killed along with undesired pests.
Diatomaceous earth for pond fish. Apply one cup per hundred gallons of water. This will help prevent parasite infestations of your fish. However it will also kill dragonfly larvae and other underwater insect pond life that you might want to keep.