What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous Earth, or DE, is silica, a building block of our hair, skin and nails. Silica comes from diatoms which are wee little marine or fresh water phytoplankton.
Diatomaceous Earth looks like a slightly greyish white powder to the naked eye but when you look at it under a microscope you’ll see it has both smooth and sharp sides to it.
We as a family and mini farm use about 200lbs of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth a year. Many people have asked me,
Is Diatomaceous Earth Safe?
and I tell you! (movie quote!) YES and the diatomaceous earth health benefits are MANY!
I’ve used it…
- to prevent illness
- as a healing agent
- as a coagulant
- to detox
- to chelate
- as a supplement
- on our bodies
Not to mention…
- in the garden
- in our stored food
- on our animals
- as a cleanser
I’ve used it for many years and I consider it a first aid must have. I’ve seen how it’s helped my body, my family and the animals on our homestead with many issues. I highly recommend it and it’s the first thing I reach for when the sniffles strike, someone has an upset stomach from eating out or I’m starting a healing cleanse or chelation.
I would feel comfortable giving a newborn food grade DE if there was a need for it. I’ve heard people say it doesn’t work or that it tears up your lungs. First off…I always buy food grade Diatomaceous Earth. Second it’s a powder…like flour and you’re going to hurt your lungs if you breathe in flour..dude water’s good for us but if it gets in our lungs it’ll drown you. And, third, you’re already consuming it and have been for a long time as it’s added to grains and flours to kill off bugs.
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