I just wanted to share on the 'hazards' of breathing in food grade Diatomaceous Earth, while making capsules of the stuff recently I was tamping down to fill more and trapped dry DE burst out of capsule machine going into my face, hair, eyes, nose, mouth, and as I gasped in nervousness, my lungs. Apart from a mild stress from reading too many warnings, I had no ill effects, I did not wipe my eyes, nose or mouth, as at first I froze, not knowing what I should do. I did think well any bacteria in my nose will die. I will still take care with DE, but will absolutely not freak out about accidentally breathing it in.
Caution: Food Grade
D.E. is NOT GLASS! Diatoms are actually made up of mostly calcium and other minerals and are the food grade is safe for humans and animals internally as well as externally.
Diatomaceous Earth! (Food Grade) My husband and I started taking it in a glass of water daily for its health benefits, and his Salt and Pepper hair is 95% black again over the course of 3 weeks. I had come across people claiming it restored their hair color, but dismissed it as silly. But low and behold, his black hair is back!
My feeling is that people with REAL fybromyalgia (70% of "sufferers" are misdiagnosed) THAT'S A LOT!! If they take it long enough WILL see the results! You need to take at least 4 tablespoons a day for 6 or more months to see what your hoping for...(little to NO pain) Healing takes time. I have had fybromyalgia (tested 18/18 for trigger points) for almost 20 years! In horrible pain and terrible chronic fatigue with many food allergies that went with it - like the nightshades and sugar. I began the DE 1/2 year ago. Started at 2tbs a day and upped it a few weeks later to 4-8 tbs a day. I now have such little pain anywhere in my body that I have to concentrate to see if I can feel anything! AND along with that the food allergies dissappeared as well as the chronic fatigue. I can even eat nightshade vegetables...and anyone with real fybro knows how painful the sligtest amount of one of those are.
If you've been told you have fibro but your doctor has not done the 18 point pressure test....then he doesn't know what he's talking about. You could very well be suffereing from something else and not getting the proper treatment. People ALL the time are being told they have fybro when the doctor just can't figure out why they have pain. A pain in your hip is not fybro, you have to have at least 11 different spots to have mild fybro. The reason I mention this is b/c people try to cure themselves of fybro who don't really have it - then tell others it doesn't work! IT DOES WORK. Drink it only with water on empty tummy - do it right and be patient. It CAN work for you too! =D
HI U CEE,,,,,,,,, first, Diatomaceous Earth is a mined product so how do you get to food grade? I buy my DE at the co-op in 50# bags. It says on the bag that it is food grade. I maybe wrong and if so, will do something different in the next life. But for the here and now I have a brain and will use it.
Our idol, Bill Munro, used the brown bottle H2O2 to cure two cancers. Now our PC crowd now says we cannot use that. He lived to be 89 and I'll take that any day. We continue to out smart ourselves. Like our current news, there are gamesman in this world. You just must be smart enough to determine whose playing games. That is the reason I'm into survival, I trust no one including myself. That is the reason I shave in front of a mirror so I won't let me cut my own throat.
Multiple Cures Reported
Yes, 3 weeks of taking it and my husband's hair has returned to being BLACK by 95%! Still can't believe it.
Better But With Side Effects
I have no medical insurance and have always done what I could to "cure" my own ailments. I have high blood pressure, possibly thyroid issues (2 aunts an uncle and a cousin had thyroid cancer) eczema, and I have also experienced years of constipation and hemorrhoids with only 2-3 bowel movements a week. At times I have used enemas as a last ditch effort to remove the feces. I have been having severe chest congestion and phlegm suspecting that I have bronchitis or some other malady. My dad had recommended DE to someone for the bugs around their house and I decided to look it up myself. I read that it worked on the lungs and alleviated bronchitis. I also used drugs about 10 years ago. From what I understand through researching DE that drugs and other heavy metals will attach to fat and when you consume DE you go through a detox process. I have a lot of fat so this might take a while ... lol.
"DE detoxes mercury, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; removes poisons from chemtrails, radiation and may alleviate the effects of GMOs. DE possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties."
So ... I went to a local pet store and bought FOOD GRADE DE.
I decided on 1 tablespoon in 4-6 ounces of water each evening and I have given the same amount to my fiance who is a diabetic with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hemochromatosis.
I immediately started going through the detox process.
My body aches, I have a dry cough, and we both have increased urination, and a slight headache each evening.
The bronchitis appears to be getting better as the severe congestion is gone.
A week into the detox I found that my body hurt too much and I decided to give myself a 3 day break. I just started back and my body is hurting again.
My fiance just started going through the detox and his body got real sore last night and he said he felt like he was getting the flu (a complaint of many DE users.) We talked about the issues we were having with detoxing and decided that we would stick with it as it must be doing something.
I did reduce my dose from 1 tbsp to 2 teaspoons and tonight I will reduce his as well. I have read that it could be that we are detoxing too fast. I really can't wait to get past the detox so that I can enjoy healthy blood pressure levels. We will know more about how well DE has worked on my Fiance when he does his next labs.
I am also hoping that DE removes the fungal infection from his toe nails. I am however, enjoying the regular bowel movements... I am hoping that the hemorrhoids heal up as I read that DE can normalize and reduce hemorrhoids. I hope this helps with your choice to use or continue with DE.
Chronic Digestive Issues
I tried food-grade DE in the hope that it would deal with a chronic (30 yr) bowel complaint, for which the doctor had no remedy. It worked straight away.
Now I use just a couple of teaspoons a week mixed well in foods like hummus or mashed potato. It is practically tasteless and makes no difference to these foods. Sometimes I drink a spoonful shaken well in a little water.
I think it may be harmful if used dry or inhaled - so just don't do that!
Multiple Cures Reported
Hi, I bought Diatomaceous Earth on amazon.fr in France but it's from UK, name Diaguard which I think very good quality. You have much more choices in amazon.co.uk than in France.
I had a nagging pain at my lower back for about 3 weeks caused by my horse who did rodeo, the stirrups came off of my feet, then he rared, I pushed his neck down so he started to canter then suddenly stopped. I slid up to his neck and rolled down on the ground. And I had dry eye especially at night while I read a book in bed and sometimes cramps on my legs or feet for about 2 years.
As soon as DE was delivered from UK, I took 1 heaped tbls in water immediately.
The lower back pain disappeared almost in a few minutes! I thought may be it was placebo.
Then in the same day at night, I noticed that I didn't have to wipe my eyes with a tissue while I read in bed anymore, and since I started to take DE, no more cramps on my legs or feet.
These benefits started to happen in just 10 days. In a mean while I had to go through healing crisis no too bad as some other people had to go through in this site.
First 3 days I had almost too much energy so I stopped taking it at night, but just in mornings as I wake up. then I suddenly I started to have a cold or flu like symptoms, nose started to block, soar throat, chilling feeling. Totally different from the first 3 days of my experience with DE.
Then the 4th day, I saw about 7 tiny white worms in my stool! Then next got less, took about a week to clear the tiny white worms that I don't know what kind.
As soon as it was cleared my energy came back again and feel great now!
My dogs also passed some worms everyday for about a week and now they seem cleared of it. My Newfoundland dog has been having trouble with hormone after she was sterilized. She pees even while she sleeps, and cries for feeling bad. My vet told me to give her the hormonal medication everyday for a week, then cut back to half then just once a week then stop. He was reluctant to use it because he said hormonal treatment is risky. She has been on it twice a year for about 9 years (now she's 12, vet is amazed and happy that she's lived that long for her giant size). But the pills stopped working suddenly for almost 8 months. She pees everywhere, I took away all the small rugs and cover large rugs with table cloth covers.
My vet said may be caused by hypothyroid. She was on it for 6 months last year then stopped because the vet said it's not too good to continue too long after her hormonal level became normal. Now after blood test, her thyroid hormone was found extremely low level again. She's on the hormone now for about 2 months.
DE was started a month ago. Now her peeing problem is almost stopping, either because she's on thyroid hormone treatment or DE or both. I really can't tell, but she hardly pees in the house anymore, could hold it to the garden.
My horses are also taking it, but I can't tell exactly what's happening to them because they stay in a horse place. In any case, I can recommend to anyone this amazing product. At least I and my dogs are having a great result!
I'm hoping that DE will help my gilding for his emphysema and my mare's arthritis. I'm giving them natural ACV also for 2 years but it seems not very effective.
I started using DE about two months ago and really like the results! My hair is growing in where it had thinned out or was missing altogether. I take it two to three times a day (one heaping tablespoon in a full glass of water).
I use it in my shampoo for my hair. But you must drink a lot of water during the day or you can run the risk of severe constipation! This happened to me in the beginning and I won't let that happen again! I read that it takes up to three months to rid your body of parasites using DE. I'm anxious to find out! I also use it in the bath and in my facial cleanser as a mask. Thanks for opening up a page for it! I'm sure you'll get a lot of positive responses. I have neither heard nor read of any negative effects of using DE. I am anxious to hear of other people's experiences in using DE. Thanks again, EarthClinic.
Please use food grade Diatomaceous Earth. I have used this substance and this is what happens:
(1) It will give you serious constipation if you don't consume an equal ratio of soluble fiber and drink lots of water with it.
(2) It will definitely scare the worms right out of your gut and into your other organs. Claims of one pooping tons of shredded worms are false. You probably won't see anything pass out of your bowels. It will simply eliminate the sensation of the worms slithering around in your colon because the worms will evacuate to other parts of your body.
(3) It's best to use this in conjunction with a proper diet ...vegan or vegetarian is best...and a diet free of sugar and lard.
(4) This will not cure anyone of parasites but it will manage the condition in your gut (only).
(5) A good holistic approach to managing round worm infection would be to ingest:
-Drink teas containing distilled water and avoid tap water altogether
-Drink original Green Tea daily
- Drink raw garlic tea daily....let a few pieces of raw garlic steep in hot water for about 15 minutes then drink it
-ingest Odorless Aged Garlic tablets daily
-ingest Black Walnut and Wormwood tincture daily
-Eat lots of green leafy raw vegetables (that have been properly washed!)
-ingest Goldenseal tea periodically
-ingest Fenugreek tea periodically
-Eat lots of plain yogurt daily
-DO NOT consume ANYTHING which contains sugar or sugar bi-products...This would include High Fructose items (Worms ADORE sugar and so does cancer)
-Step up your personal hygiene and make sure that you are not reinfecting yourself.... If you infect a housemate, your problem is compounded and they may or may not seek treatment too and your recovery will take that much longer
-Continue to educate yourself about legitimate treatments out there and follow them if you feel it will benefit you
Foremost and above all, please seek help from a physician. If you think your physician is an idiot, seek out the opinion of other physicians... Just don't stop trying to get your health needs met simply because some ass tells you that he or she cannot find anything wrong with you.
Cloudy urine may actually be a good thing. Many think that urine should always be clear, however when the kidneys are filtering properly, there should be fluid also coming out of the lymphatic system that may well contain expelled white blood cells & other detritus. That helps to keep the lymphatic system clear & flowing which is good. If the urine is cloudy it may just mean the body is detoxing correctly.
And small amounts of blood in the urine is not necessarily bad either. It may just be rogue blood cells being expelled from the lymph, or even a bit of blood triggered as parasites detach. Obviously, if it's a lot & doesn't stop & it or other issues get worse then the DE would need to be stopped & further investigation done.
I just wanted to highlight that these may simply be, like other issues we may be spooked by, such as nausea, headaches, odd pains, fatigue, etc, temporary detoxification symptoms.
I had acne problems and I read that by using Diatomaceous Earth as a facial mask mixing water with then rub for 30 secs let dry for 2 mins then rinse. It's a great exfoliator and it helped cleared up my acne. I do this every other day. My pores have gotten smaller and easier to clean. I also use rosehip oil after. Hope it works for you. Give it a month. Let me know.
Candida and Parasites
Food grade diatomaceous earth has to be started slowly....1 tsp in water on an empty stomach and over two weeks, increase to 1 tablespoon in water 2x a day. You have to drink lots of water or you may have a constipation effect. A headache or ringing in the ear indicates that you need to lessen the dose.
I take 2 teaspoons a day as a supplement but I did find out - it has to be started slowly.
Caution: Food Grade
I think this guy means he sells "Pool Grade" D.E. and that is indeed poisonous to the body. Food Grade is called "food" for a reason. This stuff is amazing! Don't be scared. Don't be held up by Brand either - just make sure it's Food Grade. It will work. I am still discovering the wonders of D.E. Happy Healing, everybody!
Caution: Food Grade
I don't think cutting is a problem with diatomaceous earth; if you feel it with your hands it is very smooth.
Silica, which is what DM is mostly, (it is not glass, though a large percentage of glass and don't forget 3000 degrees) is not good to inhale, silicosis is a problem with working with clay also which has a lot of silica so best to take care when working with the dry, like using for insect control, even mixing with water.
It does cut insects bodies and parasites. Silica is important to the body.
Food grade has been used in food and animal foods for a long time, so I don't think there is a worry.
I know it's been some time since this comment was posted but joint pains may well be part of the DE detoxification.
Over time calcium deposits around the body inappropriately. We don't always notice it until it's built up enough to trigger arthritis, etc. Silica is apparently part of the nutrients that are necessary to ‘orchestrate' calcium into the bones & teeth, etc, so it may be that the silica in the DE is pulling the inappropriate calcium deposits out of the joint tissue for transfer into the bones or anywhere else it's needed, which may trigger temporary pain.
Whilst the bleeding seems a bit worrying, it's possible it could have been caused by parasites as the DE was attacking them. When they let go of the gut wall they could potentially trigger a bleed. Or the DE could be breaking down polyps or even a tumour or something in the gut. It may not be the actual DE that is causing the bleed, but what it is dealing with.
The test may be to see if it stops over the course of a few days. Maybe taking less DE for a while would help. Can't be sure on any of this, but just thinking outside the box......
I am sorry for your present health issues. What you eat and rest is essential to healing. Depending on the severity of your condition, you will usuall feel worse before feeling better due to the detox effect. It is good to go to bed each night before 10 p. M. Your immune system starts to clean out and build up you body at 10 p.m. at nights. If your body is not given the chance to clean out and rebuild during sleep you will not get well no matter what you take or do. Water is very essential in flushing out the toxins and exercise a must. Here are the eight laws of health--water, fresh air, sunshine, good nutrition, rest, exercise, abstemiousness(keep away from harmful foods and habits) trust in divine power (prayer) and temperence in all things.
Multiple Cures Reported
I've been using food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) for three days now and being diagnosed with sciatica and two bulging disc. Constant pain everyday and always drained of energy. I can say I have not felt so good in such a short period of time in my life.
The pain is subsiding and dulling down. My blood pressure is dropping. I feel so much more energy. It's almost too good to be true to call this a miracle dirt but by god it's making some magic happen. I recommend this whole heartedly to people who have pain and loss of energy.
Candida and Parasites
I am not a medical professional, this is my personal experience. I had severe herxeimer reactions after beginning the candida diet and taking antifungals, and my reaction as candida and parasites died off was similar to yours. If you are taking DE to kill parasites, I imagine that you would have the same die off reactions. My die off was so bad that I didn't think I would be able to go to work. My doctor recommended coffee enemas to help get rid of those symptoms and they helped tremendously.
Caution: Food Grade
I brush my teeth with it and coconut oil. I use the same concoction as deorderant.
I mix it in water and drink it. Ive had a friend cure stomach cancer by drinking it.
Ben, How in its dry form is it toxic? But in wet form isnt?
Its exoskeletons of diatoms that lived million of years ago which sustained life....for millions of years. It was once present in the soil, but now is depleated. God has a design that included Diatomaceous Earth.
I believe you are talking about the heated and chemically treated for swimming pool, D.E.
NOT the food grade. Why call it FOOD if harmful?
Also, the body will rid the excess through the urinary tract. And anything breathed in thats not oxygen, can irritate the lungs.
There are only 4 deposit sites that they take Food Grade DE from. So that shows something.
It is drying so try not to get in eyes or inhale it.
But it isnt toxic. It is 89 % silica with 14 trace minerals we need.
I use a tablespoon of DE in simple water, not juice... Just pure liquid to get it down.
The next day I felt only mildly different, not negatively.
But looking in the mirror I said ok, no makeup today. My eyes were stunningly 'nice', I usually put a touch of liner, and usually darken my brows. Small touches. So I left it at just using moisturizer, and went out. A woman and I were chatting and eventually she said "you're so beautiful'. I tell you this because I had not heard this in decades, and it was day 1, following use of DE. The down side for me is that on the 2nd, 3rd day I am a bit constipated....
That is not true. It does kill worms in all areas of the body- even the lungs...Farmers have been using it for years on the food of livestock for deworming.. It works and too bad for you.
I've been drinking only distilled water since 1976. I do not drink tap water which is full of antibiotics, fluoride, chemicals, hormones, lead, bacteria, viruses and other goodies. Forty of the major spring water companies now add fluoride to their products.My health is superb. I take no pharmaceuticals, lots of nutriceuticals, and trace minerals. My mineral levels are fine, and I look (based on comments from others), 20 years younger than my chronological age. Since humans are 75% water, water is the most important thing we consume. I do eat intelligently, and I am a happy person, both of which I believe add to general good health.
One US naturopathic doctor says that no one who drinks distilled for more than 20 years will live to tell about it. Well, if you do the math, you can see that this is absolutely incorrect.
I will be buying a Berkey water filter and using that since I believe that level of filteration produces absolutely clean water. But until then, I will continue drinking a gallon or more of distilled water a day and recommend that others do the same.
Hot Flashes, Hamstring Strains
I buy mine at a feed store, 50 lbs for $21.00. It's real name is Diatomite Silica. You can buy it at nurseries and garden centers, too, but for far more expensive. We drink ours.
I don't have hot flashes when I drink it. I took several tablespoons twice daily, and the next day the flashes quit. I vacationed in the Carribbean without air conditioning for two weeks, and the flashes still didn't happen.
I also quit having gluteal hamstring pulls--
I have no idea why they quit the day after I began taking the silica. I'd had them for 5 years previously, as long as I'd been running. However, four months ago I changed my running form from heel strike to forefoot strike, and the hamstring pulls never recurred, even without my taking silica. Strange, but my knees and ankles quit hurting when I changed form, too.
When I quit taking silica, however, my hot flashes returned.
I can't tell what else silica did for me because I am not aware of having any other health problems.
I started to use about a month + ago Diatomaceous earth powder from the health food store. I noticed immediate help with my sleep and less running to the bathroom at night. However, it gave me 9 out of 10 pain in my both hands as they became very swollen. I couldn't hold the tooth brush or comb my hair. I was devastated. Yesterday I started to take the antibiotics for chronic bronchitis and today the inflammation of the hands stopped.I am not sure why Bronchities antibiotic would help with inflammation of my fingers
.I started DE with 1/4 tea spoon first 2 weeks, then increased to a half teaspoon and then 1 teaspoon.
Now I am back to 1/4 in the morning and the evening. I saw on this website some people had pain in their hands like me..I have been struggling with osteoarthritis which never bothered me badly before. Thank you.
Using one tablespoon a day of DE with water got rid of joint pain within a couple days. The food grade DE is bad ass. Brush teeth with it and is used for non-chemical form of pest pest control.
Here is Ted's remedy for detoxifying to rid yourself of chemical sensitivity. I have it myself, mine is from mold and Ted addresses that in a separate email in this same chapter. It diminishes with time as you get more and more well.
My daughter has it also, from her digestion issues, for her exposures were solved with these supplements, we have used this group of supps for any crazy reactions to things and they diminish the crazy pretty quick.
- 500mg Bromelain
- 500 to 600mg NAC N acetyl Cystine
- 500mg Quercetin
My lung function has improved over time using hydrogen peroxide inhalation method, ln Search box on E.C. Bill Munro inhalation therapy.
If you were not having side effects maybe you should go back to that?
If it is a detox reaction consuming plenty of water and Epsom Salt baths may help you get past this.
More isn't always better---sometimes just a small amount of a remedy over a longer period of time is best in the long run.
~Mama to Many~
Multiple Cures Reported
We use Food Grade diatomaceous Earth for a myriad problems. It kills all worms including hook and tapeworm. One teaspoon in food for cats and small dog ( under 25lb) add more according to weight.
Dusting the dog..it kills fleas and ticks and all other insects even termites. Must be kept dry to kill the insects. Add to feed , such as horse feed, keeps all weevils away.
Spread in yard...no more flies. Take it yourself in a glass of water.
Accidental Diatomaceous Earth Inhalation
Taram7: The asthma reaction is the lungs inability to properly remove the silica, which ends in an inflammatory response.
To hasten the removal of this particulate, use purified water in either a vaporizer or nebulizer. Three herbs which will help the lungs are Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm, and Mullein. You may find an herbal lung formula at the health food store w/ these three as well as others. Read label for directions.
As these remedies begin clearing the lungs, there may be some silica build up in the colon, so sprinkle Milled Flax Seed in the child's food to final eliminate the silica. Speaking of Flax, you will need to increase the dietary Omega 3 Fatty Acids w/ cold water fish like Salmon, Mackerel, or Sardines. These greatly reduce inflammation and promote healing.
When you seem to have succeeded in this endeavor, you may consider giving one cap of Raw Lung Glandular so as to heal any possible lung damage.
Accidental Diatomaceous Earth Inhalation
Well, I am so sorry your daughter was left with asthma from the DE and also sorry you have gotten such dire predictions about her future health. I won't at all minimize the asthma issue (we have dealt with this in two of our children) however, the human body can generally deal with a lot of assaults to it and still live on well for a long time. (Not that we should assault it on purpose, but it is inevitable in this world, no matter how careful we are.) My father is in his 80's. He has some health issues and has asthma, likely caused by decades of smoking and some dangerous chemical exposure to his lungs as a young person. Yet he has led a long and very productive life.
Is your daughter needing medication to keep her asthma under control? Is this hindering her play of her sleep?
Tim's advice about herbs and pure water in a vaporizer or nebulizer are great.
Heritage Essential Oils makes a blend called, "Lung Healing" that we found very helpful for our daughter. We used it for months in an essential oil nebulizer while she slept for months and it kept her from wheezing or coughing.
Please keep us posted!
~Mama to Many~
Yes, you need to take in more water as DE can act like a diuretic.