I recently started taking a completely natural supplement called Diatomaceous Earth, a popular health and beauty product used in European and Asian countries. Women have been using it for centuries due to it’s high silica content. So what exactly is Diatomaceous Earth (DE)? DE is made from remains of fossilized tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms which consist of mostly silica. DE basically looks (and taste) like dry clay, so in a way I eat dirt daily. According to earthworkshealth.com, “Diatomaceous Earth–(magnified 7000 times)–looks like a cylinder full of holes, kind of like Rice Chex Cereal. This cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach they absorb toxins. They are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are ‘cut up’ and killed by the sharp edges of the Diatomaceous Earth. All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness.”
Here are reasons why you should add this amazing supplement to your health and beauty routine.
- Diatomaceous Earth also has a silica content of 80 to 90 percent. As we age, the levels of silica in our bodies drop. Silica deficiencies sound like a host of aging complaints: thinning hair, thinning nails, osteoporosis, arthritis, wrinkles, and atherosclerosis. Adding Diatomaceous Earth to ones diet is almost like discovering the fountain of youth.
- Silica in the body is important for calcium absorption and allows calcium supplements to work. If silica is deficient, calcium supplementation will usually not work. The average person is silica deficient. Silica is one of the most important trace mineral for human health!”
- Silica is important may hinder the effects of coronary disease by fortifying blood vessels, and it helps maintain and repair lung tissue.
- Silica helps heal urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. prevent kidney stones.
Warning: Some possible issues digesting DE is constipation from not drinking enough water, so make sure to increase your intake. The dust of DE should also not be inhaled . Please also note that there are two kinds of Diatomaceous Earth, one you put in pools (very toxic), and food grade. MAKE SURE that you purchase only Food Grade, and consult your healthcare provider before you start.
For more information or to purchase Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth please go to: earthworkshealth.com