Food grade diatomaceous earth largely contains a mineral called silicon dioxide or silica, which is a very important element in maintaining good health. Silica converts into calcium, which supports bone development. Food grade DE is also an excellent source of 14 other trace minerals. Diatomaceous Earth is made up of tiny fossilized water plants that are ground into a fine white powder. On a microscopic level, these tiny, sharp particles move through your system, attracting everything from bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. Diatomaceous Earth is a terrific colon cleanser and detoxifier and as it passes through your system, it literally scrapes it clean. There are two types of diatomaceous earth – food grade and industrial grade. Food grade diatomaceous earth is safe for oral and cosmetic use so make sure you read the label, it will be clearly marked "Food Grade" if it is.
1. Fill a 6 to 8oz. glass with juice or water, then add ½ teaspoon of diatomaceous earth to stat with.
2. Mix it together, the diatomaceous earth will not dissolve in the liquid but will be suspended and distributed evenly in the liquid until given time to settle. Drink the liquid right after stirring.
3. Be consistent, repeat this process daily before a meal. You can increase the amount of diatomaceous earth you use in the liquid until you reach a level that works for you. We recommend not exceeding 1 tablespoon per day.
4. Health Benefits
If you're interested in taking diatomaceous earth start with 1/2 teaspoon. If you choose to continue using DE, you can increase the amount slowly.
Health benefits others have experienced. Your experience may vary from the following list.
- - better digestive health
- - more regular bowel movements
- - detoxifies
- - healthier colon
- - reduced cholesterol
- - better food absorption
- - better night's sleep
- - clearer skin
- - stronger teeth and gums
- - healthier hair and nails
- - less joint and ligament pain
- - helps arthritis
- - less sickness
- - more energy
- - soothes burns
- - insect bites
- - clears skin rashes
- - less acne
- - possible antiparasitic
- - could lower Candida levels
Diatomaceous Earth is very popular overseas and is used extensively as a health and beauty product for hair, skin, and nails. Collagen, which is extremely important for healthy skin, is mostly made up of silica. When we are deficient in silica, our collagen breaks down more quickly, which makes the skin look old and dull. Taking silica can restore and repair the collagen in our body. Silica also helps with skin problems like eczema, rashes, acne, warts, burns and insect bites. Following a healthy silica regimen will leave you with healthy, glowing skin.
How-To Use DE as a Facial Scrub
The neat part about using DE as a cleanser is that you can mix it with just water for an effective scrub, or you can mix a little DE with your regular cleanser. As with any scrub, you should use it sparingly to protect your skin from irritation or drying out. Once every two weeks would be sufficient to start out. When you make your own paste, just mix some DE in a cup with a little water. This should make a thick paste. Then, use your fingers to gently scrub it on your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. Be sure to avoid highly sensitive areas like your mouth and eyes. (DE can irritate these places). Leave it on for about 2 minutes (it will start to dry). Then wash it off with a wet cloth or your hands. Again, be careful around your eyes when washing the DE from your face. There are some face wash brands that are made with DE as an ingredient.
Silica has been shown to stimulate hair growth and is used as a treatment to prevent balding. Taking just 1 tablespoon of food-grade Diatomaceous Earth daily gives you enough silica to support healthy, strong hair.
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* Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly anecdotal reports of what countless numbers of users have done with diatomaceous earth.