HEALTH RESULTS OF 4 MONTHS TAKING DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (From April 2013)

TammyinWI

Shocked and Awed
Decided to revive this thread by admitting I've fallen away from ingesting my DE. I still brush my teeth with it and my gums are fabulous.

I'm almost out so I bought a 50# bag tonight, a shake applicator bottle so I can do the yard and inside the house because I think I have something biting me.

Brushing teeth with DE? What a wonderful idea! Many thanks.
 

inskanoot

Veteran Member
Finally read this thread. Telling people who I know that suffer from asthma.

Anyone tried Biosil?

From their website, biosilusa.com:



The Science

If you want to improve your appearance, then you should know about 3 proteins. No, not chicken, steak, and fish – although they’re good for you too. We’re talking about the kind of proteins that your body makes – collagen, elastin, and keratin. In fact, these three structural proteins are so vital to the way you look, scientists now call them the “3 Beauty Proteins.”
Beginning at age 21, your body produces fewer and fewer of them. What is produced, can be at a lower quality as well. Over the years, the signs become visible: fine lines, wrinkles, weak or thin hair and brittle nails. You cannot increase these proteins simply by ingesting them. Your body will break them down and use them as any other protein you eat – as a food source (see eating versus generating collagen).

The key is activating the cells in your body that produce these structural proteins directly inside skin and hair tissue. BioSil’s® patented ch-OSA®, helps your body regenerate optimal amounts of these three “must have” proteins – safely and naturally. That’s why in the clinical trials, the women taking BioSil reduced wrinkles by 30.0%, increased skin elasticity by 89%, thickened hair by 12.8%, strengthened hair by 13.1% and dramatically increased nail hardness (see clinical trials).

The condition of your hair, skin, and nails depends on three proteins, known as your “3 Beauty Proteins:”

Collagen

Collagen “plumps’ your skin from the inside out. It removes fine lines and wrinkles, and
prevents them from forming. In addition, collagen is essential for strong, healthy bones and joints. BioSil “turns on” the collagen-generating cells in your body known as fibroblasts.

Elastin

Elastin gives your skin its ability to stretch and ‘bounce back’ (elasticity) preventing fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Elastin is also vital to the proper functioning of organs and eyes.

Keratin

Keratin is the protein that’s packed into your hair shaft. It gives your hair thickness, body, strength, and elasticity. Plus, keratin gives your nails strength and clarity. Studies suggest the fact that BioSil stimulates the keratin-producing cells in your body known as keratinocytes.

Biosil Science

BioSil is clinically proven to:

Reduce fine line and wrinkles by 30.0%*
Increase skin elasticity 89.0%*
Strengthen hair by 13.1%§
Thicken hair by 12.8%§
Dramatically strengthen nails (see VAS Scores in “Clinical Trials”)*
* After 20 weeks versus the placebo group.
§ After 36 weeks versus the placebo group.
 

inskanoot

Veteran Member
More on biosil from Taoofherbs.com:

BioSil Review / BioSil Side-Effects
BioSil Details

BioSil is for beauty, joints, bones and skin health. It is also good for nails and hair. BioSil is well known for it’s multiple benefits. As a dietary supplement, BioSil generates collagen, which is essential for beautiful skin, hair and nails as well as healthy bones and joints. Best of all, it was proven safe. The historic discovery was hailed the "breakthrough in the science of collage." And it's available to you in BioSil.

It’s important to note that BioSil is not made out of collagen, it generates collagen by switching on the body’s own collagen producing cells.* The newly formed collagen has your own DNA fingerprint.

BioSil is choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid. It is a biologically active compound composed of silicon and the essential nutrient choline that has clinically proven health-promoting properties.

Orthosilicic acid (OSA) is a water-soluble form of silicon and it is the molecular form in which silicon is found in the serum fraction of human blood. The availability of silicon in its biologically active form (orthosilicic acid) is especially important to the health of the skin and bones. This is because in humans OSA is crucial for the synthesis of collagen, which is primary structural component of the skin, bones and all connective tissues. Indeed, collagen accounts for approximately one third of the total amount of protein found in the human body.

Why is BioSil Different?

BioSil (Si[OH]4) is 20,000 times more soluble than silica (SIO2 - found in horsetail and colloidal gels) and 2.5 times more bioavailable than other forms of silicon! The superiority of silicon in a concentrated, choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid from BioSil has been proven in a peer-reviewed scientific study comparing three different forms of silicon. The results of the comparative clinical trial demonstrated that the stabilized monomeric form of silicon (stabilized-orthosilicic acid-as found in BioSil) is far superior to colloidal silica and horsetail extract. In fact, of the three experimental groups, only BioSil offered a bioavailable source of silicon: the other forms of silicon (horsetail and colloidal gel) were no better than placebo.

Directions:

Take six drops per day. Mix in 1/4 cup of fluid (preferably juice) and drink immediately; or drop into an empty hard shell capsule and swallow immediately with liquid.

Other Ingredients:

Choline chloride 47% (as stabilizing agent), glycerin (vegetable) 33%, distilled water 18%.

Warnings:

Keep out of the reach of children.

Side Effects:

BioSil contains orthosilic acid, which makes it world’s one of the best anti aging solution. The experimental group proved that there are no side effects of BioSil as it contains pure and natural ingredients. You may also take an advice from any expert or other health care professional before using it.

BioSil Testimonials

I have been taking BioSil for about 2 weeks now. My nails have literally SHOT out from my cuticle, my hair feels thicker at the root, and my skin is getting a glow to it. BUY IT... seriously
Brooke, CA, USA - 3/23/2010

I have always had extremely dry skin, as well as brittle hair and nails. I ordered a month's supply of BioSil and I love it! My skin looks and feels healthier and my nails have begun to grow. I look forward to even better results with future orders!
Holly, PA, USA - 1/3/2010

I've ordered BioSil for and online retailer today. I look forward to the results shared by your previous clients. Currently I have dry brittle, easily breakable hair and then fingernails that are quite soft and also easy to break. I will get back to you after a couple of months and let you know how it does. Thanks...
Belinda, AL, USA - 9/4/2009

I am amazed with the results of BioSil. I am in love with the look and feel of my skin, and my nails are stronger as well. I have only been taking BioSil for about a month now, my hair is stronger and does not shed anymore, the first two weeks I noticed how soft my skin was, softness you can't imagine like a baby's bum! I’m a customer for life! Thanks BioSil!!!!
Rhonda, CA, USA - 5/15/2009
 

LeViolinist

Veteran Member
DE is silica. I wonder if they're using DE in the Biosil.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/555718-horsetail-vs-biosil/
Expert Recommendations

According to NYU Langone Medical Center, a study published in 2005 in the "Archives for Dermatological Research," indicating ch-OSA's benefits for skin, hair and nails, did not meet the highest standards of design and reporting. In addition, both the ch-OSA study published in 2005 and the one published in 2007 were supported by a grant from Bio Minerals, n.v., the manufacturer of BioSil. Independent research on ch-OSA's cosmetic benefits is lacking.
In addition, BioSil -- as well as horsetail -- can be costly. Consume silicon naturally by eating a diet rich in fibrous foods, such as leafy greens, beans, bananas, root vegetables, celery and cucumbers.
 

inskanoot

Veteran Member
The lack of independent research on biosil is concerning. I found another blog entry on celebrity health critic.com that suggested more bioavailable options, such as MMST. I’ll try to copy it.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I've been taking DE off and on since this tread began. Three days ago I started taking it again. My feet have been swollen for about three weeks. My blood sugar is fine but my BP is a little elevated. Putting a good tsp in a couple T's of apple cider vinegar with water in effort to lower my BP back to normal and hopefully the swelling in feet will go away. The swelling is basically only in my feet and not my ankles.

Judy
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I'm on day 4 of taking DE and apple cider vinegar. The first day I took it in the evening and slept like a baby, the second day I took it early in the day and woke up at 3:00 am and couldn't go back to sleep, the third day I took it late in the evening and slept like a baby. I think I'm going with taking it in the evening. My right foot had been swollen for about three weeks and this morning it is normal. In addition to DE and ACV, I'm also back taking my supplements, which I had been remiss about taking them regularly. I don't know what made my foot swell and I don't know what made it go back to normal but I'm going to keep on keeping on.

Judy
 

idum

Swamp Gas
I've been taking it since this thread started. Not every day, but probably average 5 or 6 days a week.

The only thing I can for sure attribute to DE is my hair lost a lot of grey. I never had any toxic reactions or ill feeling from it.

I think overall, my health has greatly improved, but that could also be due to the other things I changed and/or added to my nutrition and lifestyle in general.

I have a 50lb. bag and intend to take it regularly for the foreseeable future.

I do stop for a week or two now and then just to give things a rest.
 

LeViolinist

Veteran Member
Update:
Still taking DE. EVERY morning, before coffee,

I drink 2 glasses of water with:
_Fresh squeezed lemon (about 1/4 of a lemon)
_1 teaspoon of DE
_1 teaspoon of MSM
_1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
_w/ a 500 mg bromelain capsule (enzyme from pineapple) (Bromelain is said to prevent polyps)

If you re-read some of the studies on page one of the thread, it was shown that silica prevents bone loss. Sounds like a good enough reason alone to have a 'small' daily dose. (at my age especially)
My fingernails are unreal; like porcelain, and grow fast.
My digestive system is working better than ever in life. (there could be other factors with this one)
Skin still has a few of the pre-DE spots, but there have been no new ones.

I enjoy reading about all your experiences with this.
 

LeViolinist

Veteran Member
I've been taking it since this thread started. Not every day, but probably average 5 or 6 days a week.

The only thing I can for sure attribute to DE is my hair lost a lot of grey. I never had any toxic reactions or ill feeling from it.

I think overall, my health has greatly improved, but that could also be due to the other things I changed and/or added to my nutrition and lifestyle in general.

I have a 50lb. bag and intend to take it regularly for the foreseeable future.

I do stop for a week or two now and then just to give things a rest.

To add:
The DE is somewhat dehydrating. It's essential to drink LOTS of water. Not all at once, but about 4 oz's every hour or so, like an IV drip. All at once, and you lose it. More is absorbed into the tissue if you spread it out all day.
 

Dinghy

Veteran Member
I thought I would revive this thread to get some updates from those who used DE. I stopped taking it for quite awhile, but started again a few days ago.

I started having some problems with reading things on my iPad at night. I had floaters again, and when I tried to read, it was pretty blurry. I was also having a lot of
trouble getting to sleep, and staying asleep.

I remembered that the DE had cleared up my floaters before, so I started taking it again about 4 days ago. It just dawned on me today that I have slept straight through the night for the last three nights. I also noticed that there was no blurriness last night when I was reading things on the iPad.

I’m anxiously waiting to see if it helps with my tinnitus. It started with a sinus infection, and hasn’t stopped since.

Are any of the original posters still taking it? Any updates on results?
 

blackjeep

The end times are here.
I've started taking DE again. I hadn't thought about its effect on sleep, but I have been sleeping very well since I started taking it again.
Some claim it helps detox the body of heavy metals. Living in an old house that has at least some lead paint, taking DE might be a good thing.
 

xtreme_right

Veteran Member
Has anyone that’s taken DE that also has Mercury/Amalgam fillings had issues? I’ve read conflicting info about how DE chelates. I’m wondering if it just cleans up the Mercury that has leached out from the fillings (which seems to be good) or is it actually drawing it out faster, causing it to be more toxic on the body?
 

xtreme_right

Veteran Member
Has anyone that’s taken DE that also has Mercury/Amalgam fillings had issues? I’ve read conflicting info about how DE chelates. I’m wondering if it just cleans up the Mercury that has leached out from the fillings (which seems to be good) or is it actually drawing it out faster, causing it to be more toxic on the body?
 

teedee

Veteran Member
I had gotten off the DE no particular reason just stopped. I had another round of antibiotics and got loose stools again so I started the DE again and just like back in 2017 it helped that problem a bunch. I also take Ayur-Triphala with the DE and that also seems to help with the loose stools. I have about 25 lbs left so I will stay on it this time. I am taking about 3 teaspoons twice a day now and that seems to be doing the trick. For whoever started this thread thanks!
 

greysage

__________
Got off antibiotics for Bartonella late last Winter. Began relapsing early Summer and I've felt like crap since then. For some reason DE came up on my radar again. Day 3 today of taking a capsule of it first thing in the morning with coffee. I feel great! Maybe I'm just getting a break from sickness. Going to stick with it and see what happens. When I tried this stuff a few years ago I didn't really notice anything.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Thanks CC for bringing this back to the forefront. Why in the hell did I stop taking it. I take mine with apple cider vinegar in addition to add that yeast stuff that Shane told us about years ago, ginger powder and a little water, stir well and throw it down.

Judy
 

China Connection

TB Fanatic
Yep, it a good thread..........................


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I was checking if it would help me with blood pressure and it does. I noticed this below that would help with getting ready for the .Coronavirus



"Silica helps repair and maintain vital lung tissues and protects them from pollution and reduces inflammation in bronchitis."

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What's so Good and Healthy about Diatomaceous Earth?

It is 84% Silicon Dioxide (Silica)!
Many health experts believe that Silica is the most important trace mineral for human health. Silica is vital for mineral absorption in the human body.
This is how it works to keep the human body healthy:
  • When silica moves through the digestive tract, it absorbs bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, pesticide residue, E-Coli, and toxic metals. These toxins are trapped and passed out of the body. Any larger parasites that remain are killed by the DE. The result is improved health. Many people feel better, lighter.


  • Diatomaceous Earth is very hard; diamonds are 9, DE is a 7. As millions of tiny hard and sharp DE cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they clean the walls. After only a few months of taking DE, the intestine wall is clean and is no longer coated with mucus and molds. The benefits of this are:

    1. Regular bowel movements.
    2. Healthier Colon, which is now able to absorb more vital nutrients into the blood stream.
    3. A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica which helps to break down bad fats. The results are lowered cholesterol by 40-50 points. High blood pressure goes down, too.
    The Many Benefits of Silica
    In today's grains, there is a shortage of silica in our modern diet. Only about one-third of the silica needed is supplied in our food. DE is a simple and inexpensive way to get the silica your body needs.
    Silica taken through DE can help with:
    1. Lowering High Blood Pressure.
    2. Lowering High Cholesterol - 40-60 points lower after only 2 weeks on DE.
    3. Sore Joints Feel Better - Calcium can't be absorbed 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.
    Silica can stop the pain of osteoporosis and restore the bodies' self-repairing process. Silica deposits 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.
    4. Healthier skin - Silica can help slow the degenerative process of connective tissue. 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 - itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, warts, eczemas, burns, insect bites and bed sores. If you regularly take silica, your skin will maintain a youthful look.
    5. Hair Growth - Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and assures shine, luster and strength.
    6. Teeth and Gums - Hardens the enamel, silica prevents cavities. Silica also prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and recession that causes the loosening of teeth. Silica also lessens inflammation.
    7. Hardens nails - 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.


    More Benefits
    Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises the good cholesterol.
    Silica fades age spots.
    Silica stimulates metabolism.
    Silica helps repair and maintain vital lung tissues and protects them from pollution and reduces inflammation in bronchitis.

    Silica helps with menopause symptoms.
    Cancer does not survive in cells that have correct levels of Silica.
    Silica works with other antioxidants to prevent premature aging.
    Silica can help prevent kidney stones and heal infections of the urinary tract.
    As a natural diuretic, silica can increase excretion of urine by 30 percent.
    Silica can prevent or clear up diarrhea and its opposite, constipation.
    Silica will help normalize hemorrhoidal tissues.
    Silica acts helps reduce 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 normalize circulation and regulate high blood pressure (hypertension).
    Silica can decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and insomnia.
    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 Alzheimers disease by preventing the body from absorbing aluminum and may flush out aluminum from the tissues. Silica can stimulate the immune system.
    Dosage: Take 1-2 tablespoons 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. Some have experienced higher energy levels, so it is probably better not to take it right before sleeping. Don't worry about getting too much--any excess silica not needed by the body is automatically eliminated through the blood stream, kidneys and intestines.
The Benefits of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
The Benefits of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth which contains silica.
www.astrology-recipes.com
 

China Connection

TB Fanatic
The Super Properties of Diatomaceous Earth
by Jane K. Dolan, RN
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Every once in a while, a certain item becomes the newest hot commodity among health-focused people. With people reporting improvement from arthritis to osteoporosis, the claims about diatomaceous earth (aka DE), indicate that this is not only the latest and greatest, yet may surpass the initial hype.

With so much popularity, one might think this substance, which is composed of fossilized remains of aquatic organisms, would be studied in far greater detail. For all of us science-minded, curiosity-driven, health nuts, that sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, like most incredible gifts from nature, its inability to be patented begets apathy from research funding, leaving the science not as extensive as we wish it to be. That being said, let’s take a look at everything we do know of this super substance.

Most of the research found on DE involves looking at the sum of its parts: its various shaped exoskeletons, and rich silica content. Diatoms are microscopic single-celled algae that are the basic food for all higher aquatic forms. The diatom differs widely in its form, leaving speculation that perhaps these variations may serve multi-functions when they come in contact with a wide variety of pathogens. In fact, close examination of these structures support inspiration for nanotechnology design, holding true the old adage that form follows function.(1)

In the case of these tenacious diatoms, they create something called a frustule which sequesters silica available in the water or from sedimentary rock. Because silica is insusceptible to diseases and viruses, these are not broken down over time, and are here patiently to assist us millions of years later. (2) The irony is that the average lifespan of a diatom is six days, leaving its strength as a gift to us after its death. (3) In a sense, the vitality of the diatom is in the time-resistant blueprint itself.
Though the diatom frustule is less understood, the silica aspect of DE does yield several studies in which we can glean the potential in this substance. Diatomaceous earth is made up of 84% silica. The versatility of DE and the properties of silica are numerous. The silica in DE is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. It has been shown that DE can lower cholesterol in one month by 40-50 points (4) with reports that it has a positive effect on blood pressure. Perhaps of even greater benefit is the role of silica to remove heavy metals such as aluminum. (5)

The detoxifying abilities of DE do not end there as it is able to safely remove viruses and parasites from the body. It is unclear whether DE is able to remove parasites by the hardness and sharpness of DE (compared to diamonds which possess a hardness of 9, these have a hardness of 7), or the ability as a desiccant to dry out the intestinal tract of parasites. In the case of viruses, it is theorized that DE has a very strong negative charge and this has an affinity for yeast, fungi, and viruses. Its cylindrical, hollow, shape, negative charge, and rough outside, are all hypothesized to play a role in its function. Regardless of how it accomplishes this, its applications internally are substantiated by DE’s use in purifying drinking water in which has shown to absorb up to 80% of the viruses. (6)

In addition to the properties of DE already discussed, even more health benefits being explored extend to our bones, ligaments, joints, hair, nails and teeth. When babies are born with their beautiful, plump and radiant skin, it is due to silica. (7)
In one of the longest ongoing studies, The Framingham Offspring cohort, demonstrated a positive correlation with silicon and improved bone mass. Serving a crucial structural role for connective tissues and their components has been confirmed positively in animal studies through supplementation and negatively with deprivation studies. (8) It is also suggested that silicon plays a vital role in the synthesis of collagen which is essential to healthy joints and the lining of the digestive tract. This has positive implications for those suffering from the myriad of gut related diseases that are prevalent today.

So far, we’ve highlighted the benefit of DE for humans. However, the benefits of DE don’t stop there, and are as far-reaching as natural pest-control for our gardens, a way to preserve food for storage and longevity, and parasite treatments for our pets. Externally, this can be applied to their coats and to surfaces in the home such as carpets. It must be done for 30 days consecutively to kill parasites in all phases of its life cycle. (9) This is the application that made me realize this stuff is truly amazing. One of our cats had a pervasive issue with worms, which was visible in the litter box. So, we treated her food with DE, and found a quick and steep decline in worms until none were left. Further, pest control studies have shown dramatic differences in the ability of pests to thrive in DE treated places versus regularly. It should be noted that it is important to only use food grade DE around humans and animals, and not to breathe it in.

Though further scientific exploration is important, it is clear that both humans and animals alike can enjoy many health benefits from using DE. Diatomaceous earth has been on our planet for millions of years. We are fortunate to be at this place and time to potentially reap its plethora of prospective benefits. The healing properties and applications that diatomaceous earth embodies are clearly more than just the sum of its parts.
  1. Nanostructures in diatom frustules: functional morphology of valvocopulae in Cocconeidacean monoraphid taxa. - PubMed - NCBI
  2. Diatoms
  3. Gas Guzzlers
  4. Diatomaceous earth lowers blood cholesterol concentrations. - PubMed - NCBI
  5. Oligomeric but not monomeric silica prevents aluminum absorption in humans. - PubMed - NCBI
  6. Use of modified diatomaceous earth for removal and recovery of viruses in water. - PubMed - NCBI
  7. Silica: A Little Known Element Comes of Age | Eidon Ionic Minerals
  8. SILICON AND BONE HEALTH
  9. Diatomaceous Earth for Pets and Animals
 
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Old Goat

Contributing Member
I wet my toothbrush then dip it in DE and brush teeth once a day then rinse with water and swallow. Seems to be enough DE for me and teeth seem fine with it. I also brush without DE daily.
 

xtreme_right

Veteran Member
I wet my toothbrush then dip it in DE and brush teeth once a day then rinse with water and swallow. Seems to be enough DE for me and teeth seem fine with it. I also brush without DE daily.

I like that idea. I never could get used to drinking it in water. I’m going to put a small jar in the bathroom and try it. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

Craftypatches

Veteran Member
I tried DE but each time I did, my mouth filled up with canker sores. I wasn’t sure if I was allergic or detoxing so I gave up on it. Anyone else have that reaction?
 

Select

Senior Member
I advised a business friend of mine who was suffering from heavy metal poisoning to start with the DE after he researched it himself. The surprisingly beneficial result was his cholesterol dropped 50 points to the good with no other changes. We've not communicated in a couple of years and I'm not sure if it helped with the heavy metal issue...
 

33dInd

Veteran Member
used it for years with my chickens.. A Scoop in their feed. Those I butchered I never found any signs of worms.

may haps I should take some for myself. I like the idea of brushing. So off I go on a no political search.
 

Granana

Deceased
When I first read this thread 8 years or so ago I decided to give it a try. I had had two stents installed in my heart so thought it was worth a try to rid myself of plaque. I started on Monday with taking a teaspoon a day.

By Friday i was feeling nausous. So I stopped taking it.

On Saturday I went outside to turn on the soaker hose and came back in the house and sat down in my desk chair. I promptly had a stroke.

Fortunately, my DH was home and called an ambulance.

I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and three months of rehab. The doc said a piece of plaque had let loose and traveled to my brain. I have never told a soul I had taken DE. I have never talked about this before as I have no proof DE was to blame. I just suspect it was. It was just doing its job.

So I have never tried to go back to DE. Thought it might be a good idea to let others know of my experience. i did not fully recover as I lost hearing in my left ear and the feeling in my left hand. But for the most part I am able to function normally which is a Blessing.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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I tried DE but each time I did, my mouth filled up with canker sores. I wasn’t sure if I was allergic or detoxing so I gave up on it. Anyone else have that reaction?
Interesting! Canker sores are caused by the herpes virus. Maybe take lysine (an amino acid which is a specific against herpes viruses) along with the DE for the first few days, at least? It may well be a detox reaction... the only time I used to break with canker sores was when I was under a lot of stress.

The easiest way to handle canker sores is to dab a bit of almond extract (pure extract, not "flavoring") on the sore a few times a day. They generally heal within a couple days.

Summerthyme
 

xtreme_right

Veteran Member
So I have never tried to go back to DE. Thought it might be a good idea to let others know of my experience. i did not fully recover as I lost hearing in my left ear and the feeling in my left hand. But for the most part I am able to function normally which is a Blessing.

Thank you for letting us know! Sorry you had to go through that.
 

rob0126

Veteran Member
Search youtube for DIATOMACEOUS EARTH.
There is 1 video made by a company that sells food grade DE. Never use the stuff made for pools.

I have his vid bookmarked and will see if I can post the link. He sells I think 2 pound containers up to 100 pound sacks. Vid is made by the company owner that uses the stuff and has nice electron microscope pics of the diatoms. I used it is a bug infested shop I have and sprinkled it evertwhere. Worked like a charm with many roaches and other hard shelled insects killed. When I did a house add on I put a mix of DE and boric acid oh the bottom sill plate just before the drywallers closed up the walls.

Does not seem to work on spiders well. If you have ants this is perfect to sprinkle on countertops as it slices up the exoskeleton and they dehydrate and they crawl back to where they came to spread it to the others.

Again youtube is your friend on getting more info in this good stuff. Used with a hand cranked duster/blower it is safe for garden use. Just DO NOT INHALE THE DUST!!!!!

I tried it on fire ant mounds with limited success. My doc who has passed away now said to pour bleach down the mounds and the clorine gas is heaver than air and will sink to the botttom on the nest. He said you will have a small dead patch of grass for a short while but it is worth it (he hated fire ants) I now just get a 25 pound resealable sack of amdro and spread it by hand all around my big yard. I keep the sack cool between uses as it is just soybean granuals covered with poison. I still use DE on decks and sidewalks 2 days before a rain just for the heck of it.

I have been thinking about ordering more and eating it. When I do I'll let you know if anything crawls out of me. I seen to recall there are some minerals in it also but I think it is just silica.

Many ma/pa feed stores carry the 50lb bag of food grade DE for about 25-30.00

It can also help remove parasites from your body.

I suggest being Careful though, as the stuff can dry you out. Drink a good bit of water with it. (A healing crisis can occur too if you are filled with toxins.)

WARNING: i can not stress this enough: ONLY use Food grade DE. The non food grade DE can kill you.

AND dont breath the stuff. It can mess your lungs up.
 

Craftypatches

Veteran Member
Interesting! Canker sores are caused by the herpes virus. Maybe take lysine (an amino acid which is a specific against herpes viruses) along with the DE for the first few days, at least? It may well be a detox reaction... the only time I used to break with canker sores was when I was under a lot of stress.

The easiest way to handle canker sores is to dab a bit of almond extract (pure extract, not "flavoring") on the sore a few times a day. They generally heal within a couple days.

Summerthyme
I never knew to put almond extract on them! Right now I should have a mouth full of them, the way our country is heading!
 

TammyinWI

Shocked and Awed
When I first read this thread 8 years or so ago I decided to give it a try. I had had two stents installed in my heart so thought it was worth a try to rid myself of plaque. I started on Monday with taking a teaspoon a day.

By Friday i was feeling nausous. So I stopped taking it.

On Saturday I went outside to turn on the soaker hose and came back in the house and sat down in my desk chair. I promptly had a stroke.

Fortunately, my DH was home and called an ambulance.

I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and three months of rehab. The doc said a piece of plaque had let loose and traveled to my brain. I have never told a soul I had taken DE. I have never talked about this before as I have no proof DE was to blame. I just suspect it was. It was just doing its job.

So I have never tried to go back to DE. Thought it might be a good idea to let others know of my experience. i did not fully recover as I lost hearing in my left ear and the feeling in my left hand. But for the most part I am able to function normally which is a Blessing.

So sorry to hear about your mishap. Prayers sent up for you for healing and recovery. I think that you might be correct, and yeah, it was doing its job.

I would not have told anyone either, I hear ya!
 

stormie

Veteran Member
I stopped taking DE for a few years. Started taking it again a couple of months ago for detox. My nails grew faster and got thicker. Hoping that's an outward sign of inward strengthing of bones.

Years ago my 2 year old Lab was cured of degenerative joint disease after 3 months when I gave him DE in his food. Definitely good stuff!
 
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