Diatomaceous Earth 
  (Amorphous Silica)

What is diatomaceous earth?

Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica.

Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans.Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas.

Silica is very common in nature and makes up 26% of the earth's crust by weight. Silicon, a component of silica, does not exist naturally in its pure form. It usually reacts with oxygen and water to form silicon dioxide.

Silicon dioxide has two naturally occurring forms: crystalline and amorphous. Most diatomaceous earth (food grade), is made of amorphous silicon dioxide.

An amazing powerhouse mineral, that will surprise you with its many benefits.

Diatomaceous Earth (Amorphous Silica) abbreviated as DE, is a favorite mineral that we supplement with. We have taken it for several years and have really seen improvements in various aspects of our health.

All that's needed is a tablespoon daily, stirred into some liquid or food, my preference is orange juice or oatmeal.  One study suggested that vitamin C helps the Silica (DE), to assimilate better in our bodies. 

People who have taken DE internally, have reported increased energy, lessened joint pain, smoother and softer skin, thicker hair, harder nails, improved digestive health, easier  bowel movements, irregularity gone, clearer thinking and various other improvements in their health.

There are so many uses for diatomaceous earth.  But first, I want to share some of our  personal health experiences we have had, and still are, as we continue to use it.

Our health results with Diatomaceous Earth :

  • Skin (wrinkles diminished, smoother texture, softness, healthier, psoriasis cleared up! Soft smooth elbows for the first time as long as I can remember.
  • Hair (thicker, grows faster, softer texture, looks healthier);
  • Nails (stronger, quit peeling, pinker color);
  • Teeth (gums are stronger and teeth feel smoother and healthier);
  • Joints (specifically my knees and hands, no more aching and stronger-can literally run up stairs now, when previously could barely walk up them!)
  • Anti-gas (anytime we have indigestion we take a little DE in liquid and gas clears up quickly, and sick stomachs clear up fast)
  • Intestinal Cleanse (moves through the stomach and digestive tract, irregularity gone, anti-parasitic, it attracts and absorbs fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, pesticides, E. coli, heavy metals and endotoxins.)

It took about 3 to 6 months to see all of the cumulative results of diatomaceous earth on our bodies. We were and still are amazed and pleased. 


Diatomaceous Earth
Safe and
Valuable
For Your Body!

Diatomaceous Earth is referenced in my children's High School Biology book, books in my personal library and some from the public Library. There are also many documented studies as well as testimonials on the internet. 

These studies come from a variety of sources including the EPA, OSHA, FDA, companies using it for commercial use, medical research and Gov. Agencies.

Diatomaceous Earth (Amorphous Silica) is listed as a totally nontoxic substance.  Amorphous Silica DE, has no regulations unless it is processed commercially and changed from its Natural state, into Crystalline Silica.

There are thousands of non-pesticide products that contain diatomaceous earth. These include skin care products, toothpastes, foods, beverages, medicines, rubbers, paints, and water filters.

It is also used to filter syrups, sugar, and honey without removing or altering their color, taste, or nutritional properties.

The Food & Drug Administration lists diatomaceous earth as "Generally Recognized as Safe". "Food grade" diatomaceous earth products are purified and safe. They may be used in foods and as anti-caking materials in animal  feed, or as clarifier's for wine and beer. 


Research Reveals
Silicon Stimulates
The Formation Of Collagen

Research at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC) was done concerning Low Dietary Silicon (otherwise known as silicon deficiency).

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, silicon deficiency decreases the bone and blood concentrations of substances that stimulate cells, that form joint and bone cartilage and initiate bone calcification in experimental animals.

Recent research also confirms, that having adequate silicon stimulates the formation of collagen, a protein that gives bones their strength and flexibility.  Collagen also gives joint cartilage its cushioning ability, and a scaffold upon which bone mineralization occurs.

So the good news is... Diatomaceous Earth is pure Silica with several good trace minerals!



Take note, that there are two types of Diatomaceous Earth.  One is 100%  Amorphous Silica which is all natural. Another is Crystalline Silica which is processed and is unsafe to ingest.  Always purchase Food Grade, Amorphous Silica, Diatomaceous Earth.


Share how you have improved your health
with Diatomaceous Earth

There are so many great ways to use Diatomaceous Earth to improve your health.
We would be excited for you to share your experience.

Your story might help others who want to try more natural health products. Thank You!

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Sources

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/degen.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

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