The following is a statement from
major Diatomaceous Earth (DE) supplier PermaGuard.
purchase Diatomaceous Earth, please visit PermaGuard's website.
"There are several uses for DE, but remarkably, now, humans too can benefit from the cleansing, filtering agents
of diatomaceous earth. It is apparent from the research and anecdotal evidence, that food grade diatomaceous earth provides multiple health advantages for humans and animals as well. Used as a daily treatment, diatomaceous earth can alleviate the potentially deadly risks of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity, ameliorate annoying and
stressful issues stemming from intestinal bacteria and parasites, bronchia inflammation, kidney and urinary infections, irregular
bowels, as well as assist with vertigo, headaches, tinnitus, insomnia, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Diatomaceous earth
is hands down the best remedy for parasites in our bodies. Studies show diatomaceous earth can help those suffering with diabetes and with arterial disease, joint pain and may prevent or alleviate Alzheimer's disease
by preventing the absorption of aluminum. Another of the benefits
of Silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Diatomaceous
Earth is Mother Nature's product with no harm to the environment, pets or people."
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable, all-natural
product made from tiny fossilized water plants. DE is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic
skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth's ecology since
prehistoric times. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite.
The diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like talcum powder. DE is approximately 3% magnesium,
33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and
zirconium. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural (not calcined or flux calcined) compound.
How Diatomaceous Earth Works
addresses a broad spectrum of harmful toxins entering the body including:
- Viruses (including poliovirus)
- Pesticide and drug residues
- Heavy metals (including methyl mercury)
- Proteinaceous toxins
produced by some intestinal infections
Many harmful things entering the body have a positive charge. Silica is a semi-conductive mineral which when warmed
by body heat becomes negatively charged and gives off electrons. These negatively charged mineral ions and/or individual shells
attract bad microbes, free radicals, positively charged waste and other harmful things. Acting as magnets, the negatively
charged shells and/or ions attract and absorb positive things that are small enough to go through the holes. Add a sugar molecule
and you can trap toxins into the porous food-grade DE particle which is then excreted safely out of the body. Because of the
strong charge, each shell can absorb a large number of positively charged substances, whether they be chemical or in the form
of bacteria or viruses. They pass on through the stomach and intestine, taking these harmful substances out of the body.
When Diatomaceous Earth is taken into the body it starts
working in 3 different ways:
1) As it moves through
the stomach and digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses (including poliovirus), endotoxins,
pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, heavy metals (including methyl mercury) and protein, perhaps even the proteinaceous toxins
produced by some intestinal infections. These toxins are trapped and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites
that happen to be in the stomach of digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the sharp edges of the DE (but DE
does NOT kill the beneficial bacteria in the gut). All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness.
Many DE users claim to "feel better" with the use of DE. This better feeling comes from all the "junk"
being removed from the body and by giving our immune system the "jump start" it needs.
2) Diatomaceous Earth
is very hard. On the hardness scale where diamonds are a 9, DE is a 7. This is very important, because as those millions of
tiny hard and sharp DE cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they "scrub" the walls. After only
a few months of taking DE, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus and molds but CLEAN!! The advantages of this
- Regular bowel movements (This
is the #1 comment users make about DE).
Colon. This is especially important as we get older. A clean healthy colon keeps away polyps, cancers, and ulcers. Today,
many are spending thousands of dollars to get colonics to do the same thing as DE does. Many users report increased energy
and needing less sleep. This is a result of all the food and nutrients that are taken in being better absorbed into the blood
stream. With a coated colon many nutrients never get absorbed.
3) A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica. One of the benefits of Silica
is that it helps to destroy bad fats. On average, DE lowers cholesterol by 40-50 points. Many users have also experienced
a decrease in high blood pressure.
of silica are many. In today's grains, there is actually a shortage of silica. Years ago, the silica found in our foodstuffs
was adequate, but with today's hybrids and depleted soils, only about 1/3 of the silica needed is supplied in our food. DE
is a simple and inexpensive way to get the silica your body needs.
The intake of silica through DE can help you in many ways:
1. Lower High Blood Pressure.
2. Lower High Cholesterol. - Most are reporting 40-50 points lower after only 2 weeks on DE.
3. Sore joints feeling better - Osteoporosis is a symptom of the aging process. As calcium
in our body system depletes, our bones become brittle and weak. Taking only a calcium supplement cannot correct or stop this
threatening and crippling disease because the body cannot assimilate and make use of the calcium without the presence of silica.
Evidence suggests that, instead of affecting healing, supplemental mineral calcium, on the contrary, accelerates the leaching
away of bone calcium and thus hastens the degenerative process of osteoporosis and similar diseases that affect the supportive
and connective tissues in the human body. For osteoporosis, silica can stop the pain and even restore the bodies' self repair
process. Silica is responsible for the depositing of minerals into the bones, especially calcium. It speeds up the healing
of fractures and also reduces scarring at the site of a fracture. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body can turn silica
into calcium that the bones need.
skin - Overseas, DE is used extensively as a health and beauty product for hair, skin, nails, bones, and joints.
Tissue degeneration accelerates due to aging when connective tissue develops an increasing inability to retain moisture when left unassisted. Silica
can help slow the degenerative process of connective tissue. With silica, vitality and life, which are often lost as the years
accumulate, can be naturally maintained or even restored to your skin. Collagen, largely made up of silica, is the glue that
holds us together. If our body has enough silica, the collagen will make us look younger. Silica helps with skin problems
and injuries including itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, calluses, warts, eczemas, burns, frostbite, benign skin sores,
insect bites and bedsores. If you regularly follow a silica regimen, your skin will keep its young look.
5. Hair That Grows - Hair is nature's greatest
beauty enhancer. Hair deserves to be pampered. Hair at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as rich in silica as are healthy bones,
which contain 100 micrograms per gram. Silica is a major component of hair. Using a good silica supplement (such as DE) should
be part of your ongoing hair care program for revitalizing hair. Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair
growth and assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.
6. Teeth and Gums - Hardening the enamel, silica prevents cavities and preserves teeth. Silica also
prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and recession that cause the loosening of teeth, which could ultimately lead to tooth
loss. Silica effectively fights ulceration and the decay of bones and teeth and also lessens inflammation.
7. Toughens nails - Your nail plates are
complex protein structures that grow four to five millimeters per month on average. With silica supplementation, fragile nails
become normal within a short period of time. Silica will beautify the appearance of your nails and improve their hardness,
making them shinier and less prone to breaking.
- Silica works with other anti-oxidants to prevent premature aging and to preserve youthfulness.
- Silica fades age spots.
- Silica stimulates metabolism for higher energy levels.
- Silica supplementation helps repair and maintain vital lung tissues and protects them from pollution. By maintaining
or restoring the elasticity of lung tissues, silica reduces inflammation in bronchitis.
- It acts as a cough-decreasing agent. Silica tones the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, larynx) and reduces
swelling because of its positive action on the lymphatic system.
- Silica supplementation keeps menopause free of stress and helps to prevent many unwanted side effects.
- Cancer cannot survive in cells that have the correct levels of Silica.
- Silica works with other antioxidants to prevent premature aging and to
- Silica can help prevent kidney
stones and heal infections of the urinary tract. It is a natural diuretic, which can increase excretion of urine by 30 percent,
thus flushing the water-excreting system and restoring normal function to these vital organs.
- The presence of sufficient silica in the intestines will reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can cause
disinfection in the case of stomach and intestinal mucus and ulcers. Silica can prevent or clear up diarrhea and its opposite,
- Silica will help normalize hemorrhoidal
- In regulating and normalizing the bowels,
silica has a pleasant side effect; it can alleviate lower back pain, which often troubles the elderly.
- Silica proves effective with female discharge, abscesses and ulcers in
the genital area and cervix, as well as mastitis (especially for breast feeding mothers).
- The intake of silica acts as a supportive treatment for inflammation of the middle ear. Because of the beneficial
effectiveness on the lymphatic system, silica can be used for swelling of the lymph nodes in the throat.
- Has anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor binding effects.
- Silica can decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and
- Silica can help diabetes by promoting synthesis
of elastase inhibitor by the pancreas.
- Silica can
help arterial disease by strengthening the blood vessels. Studies confirm that with age, silica disappears from the aorta,
the heart's key blood vessel thus weakening its critical connective tissue and resulting in a greater cardiac risk.
- Silica can help prevent tuberculosis.
- By improving the elasticity of the joints, silica helps rheumatism.
- Silica has inhibitory effects on coronary diseases.
- Silica can help avoiding or alleviating Alzheimer's disease by preventing the body from absorbing aluminum and may
flush out aluminum from the tissues. Silica can stimulate the immune system.
Important Body Re-mineralization
Natural food grade diatomaceous earth contains 15 trace
minerals including calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, iron, phosphorous, and selenium.
Calcium. Bone density is controlled by the
minerals, magnesium and manganese. Because both calcium and magnesium activate the process that begins the production of energy,
and because calcium is necessary for the absorption of magnesium, it is easy to understand that the proper amount of biologically
active calcium at the cellular level is necessary for you to have a good energy level.
- Helps to control the glucose level.
in the calcification of teeth.
- Works with magnesium
to prevent muscle cramping.
- Aids in the development
of the inner and outer ear.
- Works with magnesium in
the control of hyper-kinetic and autistic behavior in children.
- Aids in nerve impulse transmission.
prevent tingling and numbness in the limbs.
with zinc in the prevention of birth defects.
action of manganese is blocked by mercury.
Zinc. Zinc is essential in the activation of over 80 percent of the body's enzyme systems. Perhaps
one of its most important functions is in helping to control glucose levels. It is also important in the growth of bone, and,
along with magnesium, is vital in the healing process. Zinc is very important in childhood development.
Magnesium. Where there is a lack of magnesium,
there is also a higher potential for tooth decay, so as a means of controlling dental problems, magnesium is essential. Alcohol
lowers magnesium levels.
Low levels of chromium are found in patients who habitually eat large amounts of carbohydrates. A high intake of carbohydrates
will lower chromium levels because chromium is necessary in the activation of insulin and is part of what is known as the
glucose tolerance factor. Most people do not get sufficient amounts of chromium from the foods they eat. It is necessary to
be very strict about dietary control and taking supplementation.
Potassium. Nearly all medications and drugs will upset potassium metabolism. Potassium deficiency
and/or contamination are characteristic of MS patients, and is the number-two deficiency in the periodontal patient.
There is NO one perfect way to take DE, everyone's preferences are different. The following is a general suggestion
for use. Start with 1-2 teaspoons per day mixed in some kind of liquid or food. There is no unpleasant taste. Since it will
not dissolve, stirring several times while drinking will prevent settling. Gradually increase to 1-2 tablespoons twice a day.
Some people take DE three times a day, but as a general warning some have experienced higher energy levels, so it is probably
better not to take it right before sleeping. No worry about getting too much - any excess silica not needed by the body is
automatically eliminated through the blood stream, kidneys and intestines.
Personal Uses for Diatomaceous Earth
Mask and Cleanser: Mix DE and water together until you have made a paste. Apply to the face with circular scrubbing
motion until face is fully covered. Leave on face for approx. 2 min. and then wash off with warm water. Your face will be
fully exfoliated and toned for pennies!!! Mix DE with your favorite cleanser and you will have cleaner, smoother skin.
Teeth Cleaner: Sprinkle a small amount
on your favorite brand of toothpaste and brush as you normally would. You will notice that your teeth look and feel "just
went to the dentist" clean.
- DE manufacturers who work in
diatomaceous earth mines 5 days/week advise inhaling it is not a problem but it is still recommended to avoid breathing it
- Avoid getting diatomaceous earth
in the eyes as it can be drying to the eyes. Direct contact with DE powder can be drying to hands and feet, just as it can
be to your pets.
- Some parasites exiting the body are clearly visible
in the stool. Some people choose to look and others don't want to know. Obviously, this is a personal choice.
- Avoid using heavily in carpet for pest control as it has been reported that too much DE may cause vacuum problems.
- NEVER use pool filter grade DE on yourself or around animals.
- Some people experience a "healing crisis"
(detox reaction) when beginning DE consumption. This discomfort may be nothing more than inflammation caused by a reawakening
immune system as it detoxifies and begins to attack previously unaddressed chronic infections. According to one infectious
disease expert, as some parasites are dying off, they release extra toxins into the system which can cause nausea, sharp pains,
or cramping. Parasites can harbor their own smaller parasites, germs and infections (protozoa, amoebae, bacteria, viruses,
etc), which are also released into the system which can increase the discomfort. Working up the amount slowly from about a
teaspoon to a rounded tablespoon over a few days or weeks may help to avoid this situation.
- HYDRATION IS IMPORTANT, DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
- If you use DE for insect control, remember it will kill beneficial insects (i.e. ladybugs) as well, so use accordingly.
DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by
the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements
are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace the services or recommendations of a physician or qualified
health care practitioner. Those with health problems, pregnancy or who are nursing are specifically advised that they should
consult their physician before taking any nutritional supplement. Avoid inhaling this product.