Diatomaceous Earth for Hair, Skin, Nails, Joints, Detoxing

Diatomaceous Earth Side Effects

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Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 09/30/2012
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Has anyone else noticed their bowel motions change to the point of not wanting to go for a few days at a time upon first taking DE? Along with this no bowel motion comes of course, a bloated stomach which is very uncomfortable. I still eat good food and naturally drink lots of water because of the DE but does this stuff clog up your system as well as benefit you in other ways? I'm sure it'll come right but how do I kick start myself again? Anyway, I have noticed my notoriously weak fingernails take off in the last few days but then again, we're into spring now and heading for summer so it may just be the winter respite is over and like all things, they are blooming again! *Food grade DE of course*

Replied by Mel
(Salmon Arm, B.C. Canada)
01/27/2021

I would recommend taking milk kefir to keep the bowels moving in a normal fashion and keep your stomach from bloating. This will make the experience of taking DE more enjoyable.


Diatomaceous Earth Tips

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Posted by Anon (Salem, Or) on 06/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

DE will settle if not consumed immediately. Some people and pets will not take it down immediately, so mixing it well with food, to me, is a good solution. After all, one brand of bottled water has Silica in it, as do bananas, and I haven't seen any warnings about these products. However, do not overdo the water as the body can't tolerate more than 800 mls at one time. Moderation. If you eat bananas regularly without a problem, you're introducing your system to Silica. Adding some water now and then helps, too. Start slowly with DE. Some people go full out and survive, but it's not recommended. And some people never go beyond 1 tablespoon and get results too.

Replied by Ashley
(Florida, US)
04/21/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've just started taking DE and I read up extensively on how much to take and what to take with it.

First and foremost. Water. Lots of water. That is probably more of a given. The other two things I take with my DE are a multivitamin and a pro-biotic. Since DE is removing things from your gut, you want to regulate it with a pro-biotic. I've also heard to take Omega 3 with it, but I haven't purchased any to start with it.

Hope that helps some.


Diatomaceous Earth Tips
Posted by Autumn (Louisville, Ky) on 06/13/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) should be started slowly at about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily and work your way up to 1-2 tablespoons daily. Sometimes when you start out with the higher amounts too quick, it will cause a lot of 'die off' for any parasites you may have in your body which makes you feel sick with flu like symptoms. So most people start off with less and work up to the full dose daily. It's better to start slow, so that you know how your body will react to the 'die off'. I am on my 9th day and am just now up to 1 Tbs daily now. I hope this helps some one.


Diatomaceous Earth Tips
Posted by Clara (Youngstown, Ohio) on 04/30/2014
5 out of 5 stars

DE works excellently. However, needs to be started slowly!


Fibromyalgia

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Posted by Karen (Toronto, On) on 11/16/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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

Replied by Prioris
(Fl)
11/18/2013

... "Estimates are that 60% to 70% of us with FMS have symptoms very similar to costochondritis. No one is exactly sure whether it is true costochondritis or why it occurs with FMS, especially since FMS doesn't cause inflammation."

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Notice the contradiction in FMS definition says FMS does not cause inflammation while costochondritis which most people with fms is ignored. Costochodritis inflammation was the most painful part of the fms condition. The sleep disorder is caused by the physical pain.

Tiredness or difficulty exercising is not distinguishing. Stiff muscles - what does that mean. People can get stiff muscles by just being inactive.

They have fms - "classified as mild cognitive disorders". many fms labeled people would not agree with the word "mild".

One person talking about fms may be world's apart from someone else who has fms. I think the fms label needs to be broken down further. I think infections (inflammation) vs non-infection groups may need to be separated especially symptom wise along with cognitive aspect.


Fibromyalgia
Posted by Laura (Asheville, Nc) on 09/14/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I have fibromyalgia and have been taking Diatomaceouls Earth for almost 2 weeks. It is definitly doing something positive for me. First I noticed a huge change in my foot problem that has plagued me for 4 years. I have woke up stiff, but that is different too. I don't know how to describe it except that the stiffness is not to the bone and all encompasing as before. I am so hopeful that I may continue to improve. If it is possible different factors contribute to Fibro for different people, I guess different results could be experienced from individuals also. My experience would lead me to suggest, try it and see how your body responds if you suffer any joint or fibro pain. Good luck to you all!


Fibromyalgia
Posted by Pamela (Houston, Texas) on 11/22/2008
1 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with fibromyalgia for years. And I have takens lots of Diatomaceous Earth. The DE works great for parasites but does nothing to relieve or get rid of fibromyalgia. I also know several others with fibromyalgia who used DE with no relieve. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and keep up the good the good work.


Fleas, Bed Bugs

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Posted by Gloria (Chicago, Il) on 08/06/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have used diatomaceous earth now for a couple of years. It is incredible and safe (as long as you don't use the pool-grade stuff), and works.

I have used it for fleas by just applying it on a wood floor and sweeping it to get it in the cracks and along the baseboard. I also applied it gently to one of my cats.

Believe it or not, I also used this particular DE product to get rid of bedbugs by applying it along the baseboards in all 3 bedrooms. Bedbugs gone - permanently. I used a really small paintbrush to apply and spread it (it was time-consuming and difficult - furniture had to be moved, etc. but it was worth it), and I shaked it as little as possible to prevent any dust flying.

It also got rid of an ant problem I had - I hate killing anything, but I had no choice and over the course of several days the ants diminished until they were completely gone. I applied it in 2 places - where they were coming in my house, and the threshold to my kitchen that they were crossing over.


Fleas, Bed Bugs
Posted by Melissa (Kamloops, Bc) on 06/17/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Diatomaceous earth is amazing! It works wonders as a dust bath for fleas on my dogs and I even had a friend that used it for bed bugs! Bed bugs is apparently a huge epidemic right now and so I thought I would share what my friend learned from her experience. As everyone has suggested make sure you use food grade d.e. but also make sure that it is in a powdered granulation... Not fine! And most importantly she was told not to put it right on top of the matress but rather to put it in the cracks and crevices, in the boxspring, on the headboard, etc. Where the bed bugs will hide!


Food Grade Vs Industrial Grade

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Posted by Marya (Vermont, US) on 04/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am reading a book on Diatomaceous Earth by Tui Rose called "Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How to Tips." She says that straight food grade DE is not sharp like glass, it actually works to kill pests through dessication, or dehydration. Industrial grade DE is heated and the heating process makes it sharper, like glass. If you are using food grade DE it is not glass and not the sharp edges that are killing the pests.


Food Grade Vs Industrial Grade
Posted by Marsha (Wichita Falls , TX) on 10/24/2008
0 out of 5 stars

Warning

I lost a beautiful German Shepherd and the sweetest kitty because they ingested pool grade diatomaceous earth. Keep it away from your beloved pets!

Replied by Lorie
(Richmond, Va)
05/06/2012

Yes the stuff for pools is hazardous. But the Food Grade DE is 100% safe! It is put in grain to keep bugs out. It is fed to livestock and it is 100% safe flea powder for pets.


Food Grade Vs Industrial Grade
Posted by Missy (Toronto, Ontario) on 09/28/2008

Pool filter grade diatomaceous earth has been heat and chemically treated and will poison an animal or human who ingests it, so it is always of utmost importance to only obtain food grade diatomaceous earth to use in and around your household.

Quote from: Wolf Creek Ranch web site: http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html


Food Grade Vs Industrial Grade
Posted by Valeria (Athens, GA) on 04/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Warning

I have been reading all of the suggestions and am planning to try some. I don't have a question or remedy to offer, but felt I must let you know about a dangerous option.

I've used Diatomacious Earth for years, I even used it to get rid of a horrific flea infestation in my asthmatic boyfriends house with no bad effects. It works against all insects and parasites. The IMPORTANT thing to note is that POOL GRADE D.E. IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND CAN CAUSE SILICOSIS (scarring of the lungs similar to asbestos poisoning) The only safe D.E. to use is natural pulvarized or ground D.E. that can be found in plant nurseries and food storage shops. This D.E. has NOT been superheated, a process which creates fine threads of silocone glass which makes it a better filtering product, but makes it dangerous to handle or breath. Flour grade D.E. is meant to be used in graineries as a bug and egg deterrant is fine enough to mix with flour. The Regular D.E. can be spread on carpets, or the cracks between wooden floors. Plan on not vacuuming for a while(like a week) in order to allow the D.E. to cut up and dry up the little buggers, and be prepared for a little dust to be produced for a short while as you walk on it. I've even heard of it being used a a coat powder and mixed in feed (for horses, cats,and dogs) but I've never tried that personally. I sprinked it in the carpets and brushed it in with the broom and let it sit for couple of weeks, them vacuumed and reapplied. This with Advantage treatment took care of all the fleas and there were none for the rest of the year.

Well I'm off to try an ear mite treatment on my new cat. Thanks for all the suggestions!


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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Posted by Madeleine (Pawtucket R.i.) on 09/29/2013
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Doc has told me that I have gastroesophageal reflux disease. I was taking omeprazole 40 mg a day and even that at times didn't help at times no more bad heartburn.

Well it's been for 32 weeks on diatomaceous earth ~ I have now made this a big part of my life ~ I eat it, bathe in it, I give it to my birds, dust it on there cages ~ Love it ~


General Feedback

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Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca) on 12/23/2011

I would not recommend consuming DE to anyone with Mercury/Amalgam fillings in their teeth. DE will chelate.

When I took DE for the first time to cleanse, I immediately had a metallic taste in my mouth, at first I thought it was the taste of the DE, but I did some reading and found information on DE's chelation properties. I have since had my fillings removed, so I'm interested in trying DE again.

Replied by Nancy
(Allentown, Pa, Us)
07/18/2012

I'm trying to understand you- does this mean in drinking de will loosen or take out the mercury in my teeth? Because I have lots of old fillings and the dentist won't take them out because I'm allergic to anesthetics and my medical coverage won't approve oral surgery to remove them and fix the teeth I need to fix. I been drinking de for a month now. Hoping n praying due to many medical problems I have. I did read on ehow.com that de causes kidney problems n lung silicosis, cancer, has any1 read this b4. And I'm talking about food grade de perma guard. I really need miracles due to severe n many health issues. but if I must stop due to mercury in my teeth then I must stop it.

Replied by Ray
(Vendome, France)
09/29/2014

May be it's too late to mention this since it was posted in 2012. You can contact earthworkshealth, the most reasonably priced DE seller. They have loads of information concerning DE.



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