Diatomaceous Earth Silica Supplementation

One of the reasons for taking Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is for a detox/cleanse. Another major reason for using DE is for silica supplementation.

In 1972 Silica, was recognized as an essential trace mineral for the human body. It is still the missing ingredient in many anti-aging programs.

Silica is found in connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and blood vessels. In addition it is present in the heart, liver and lungs.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is a good source of silica. For optimal results DE should be between 85 and 92 percent silica. Beware of some brands that contain as much as 37% clay, reducing the amount of silica available.

There are differences in how much each person will absorb and assimilate. An individual’s hydrochloric acid reserve as well as their intestinal enzymes combined with metabolism rate and GI tract health affect how trace minerals are absorbed.

Even if only a small amount of the DE is absorbed and assimilated, it still has many health benefits.

These include:

• Chelates and detoxifies heavy metals from the body.

• In Europe, some of the silica-deficit diseases treated with DE include hypertension, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, dermatitis, joint and bone pain, wrinkles, weak and thin connective tissue, as well as thinning hair, nails, and bones.

• Although DE contains minute amounts of aluminum it is bound in the silica as aluminum silicate. Silica has been found to therapeutically reduce the amount of aluminum in brain nerve cells. Though controversial, aluminum has been speculated to be one of the causes of Alzheimer’s.

• European scientist, Zeller and Odler believe that non-crystalline silicon dioxide is a natural cancer defender. Silica strengthens the ability of the connective tissue to form a defensive barrier for warding off cancer causing free-radical cells. Silica also helps to prevent cell degeneration of cells while simultaneously providing cell regeneration.

• Supports the structure, integrity and permeability of blood vessels and arteries. Elasticity of the arterial walls are essential in absorbing the variations in blood pressure.

We are born with an abundance of silica and low amounts of calcium. As we age the amount of calcium increases as the amount of silica decreases. To compound this situation, many mature individuals increase their calcium intake. Increasing calcium while the supply of silica decreases causes soft tissues to become stiff and lose elasticity.

Silica is more easily assimilated with a small amount of apple cider vinegar.

Make your own Silca water.

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Fermented Belgian Chaga Waffles

As a child growing up on a farm/ranch in Washington’s Columbia Gorge, I have vivid memories of my Dad and I early in the morning at the breakfast table eating my Mom’s pancakes. They were incredibly delicious especially with her homemade butter and jam as well as thick fresh farm cream.

She fermented raw milk with flour for the base. For years I made fermented waffles. Recently I decided to up the nutritional value by adding Chaga to them. The following is my recipe for Fermented Waffles using either brewed Chaga liquid or Chaga Kombucha. Either one will work well.

Fermented milk products provide lactic acid and lactobacilli that break down starches and tannins that can be difficult for individuals with sensitivity to gluten to digest. It also breaks down the phytic acid. Phytic acid reduces the body ability to absorb important minerals. For those using whole wheat flour the fermentation softens the flour so the final result is light and fluffy instead of the denseness of associated with whole grain flour.

Important information: This will not work with pasteurized milk. Unlike raw milk instead of fermenting pasteurized milk spoils.

If you live somewhere that raw milk isn’t available you can substitute plain yogurt or buttermilk. It would be best if the yogurt doesn’t have gelatin in it.

Getting started: Combine 2 cups of flour (I usually use whole wheat) with 1.5 cups of liquid (1 cup of raw milk, buttermilk or plain yogurt and ½ cup of cooled brewed Chaga or Chaga Kombucha).

Let it sit for 36 to 48 hours in a warm place. My oven with the oven lights on seems to work well. I have used as soon as 12 hours or waited as long as 72 hours. The longer it sits the more the sour flavor develops. I like to stir once or twice a day. Sometimes it swells and becomes bubbly/spongy in appearance, other times it seems to stay flat. Either way doesn’t seem to affect the final taste of the waffles.

When you are ready to make waffles. Heat your waffle iron. I like to let mine do a second heating after the first ring before using. You want a very hot waffle iron.

Melt 4 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large measuring cup or bowl (one quart). I melt more than 4 tablespoons then put that amount in the measuring cup and use the rest on top of the waffles instead of butter.

Next add 2 jumbo eggs or 3 regular ones, then one-tablespoon baking powder, ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon baking soda. Whisk until well mixed. In a 30 to 60 seconds this mixture will double or triple in volume. Now gently whisk in 1.5 cups of the fermented flour sponge.

It is now ready to go into the waffle iron. I have never made these in a regular waffle iron only in a Belgian one so I don’t know who this works in one of those.

In a Belgian waffler this receipe makes exceptionally light and airy waffles.

These Chaga waffles are not just for breakfast. Use them creatively for snacks, lunch, and dinner as though they were a thick bread.

To learn more about Chaga Mushrooms and their numerous health benefits visit


The Worlds Best Masque for Mature Skin

Not all masques for mature skin are created equal. Lumino’s World’s Best Masque is unlike any other.

Lumino’s masque never dries and hardens. Because it contains no water, only oils, it stays pliable. This masque is especially beneficial for mature skin, since it deeply moisturizes rather than dehydrating the skin.

The Worlds Best Masque is a unique combination of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay, French Clay, and Diatomaceous Earth. These are combined with a variety of organic sea algae including Bladderwack, Rockweed and Sea Lettuce.

These dry ingredients are blended with organic seed, coconut and castor bean oils.

The masque can be used as either a traditional masque that you apply, leave on for 20-30 minutes and remove or as a quick cleanser where you apply, gently scrub and remove immediately.

The masque is easy to apply and is even more impressive when it is removed. Acting like a magnet, it collects thousands of dead skin cells and other debris, cleaning and opening the pores for moisturizing and rejuvenating oils.

The Worlds Best Rare Botanical Oils that come this the masque are a blend of natural oils selected because of their long history of use by indigenous people. For centuries these oils have been an integral part of the skin care regimen for people living in extremely harsh climates.

The four oils in this blend are Jojoba from the Sonoran Desert, Kalahari Desert Oil, Argan form Morocco and Marula native to Mozambique. These oils are absorbed into the skin quickly, leaving a dewy softness.

As we age, cell turnover slows down, resulting in thinner skin and accumulation of dead skin cells. This causes dull looking skin with a rough, flaky texture. An effective exfoliate removes the top layer of dead skin cells. Your natural glow returns and your skin produces more cells, reversing the the thinning process.

For thousands of years masques have been used for skin clarification. The combination of clays, algae and botanical oils produces a masque with powerful exfoliate abilities. Try the best all natural at home masque at no risk. If you are not 100% satisfied with The Worlds Best Masque we will refund your money, no questions asked.


Soups Recipes Boosted with Superfoods

Chef Julie Morris has selected 100 of her favorite Superfood soups. All are loaded with nutrient-dense and plant-based whole foods. Along with beautiful color photographs, the book is full of helpful soup-making advice and information.

“The flexible recipe structure of soup provides an ideal format for easily heightening nutritional value in so many ways.” Julie Morris

Vegetables and fruits, legumes and grains, nuts and seeds are boosted with such scientifically lauded superfoods such as chia, medicinal mushrooms, turmeric, and kale.

Soup recipes range from chilled soups, smooth and creamy soups to chowders, porridge, stews and chili. Every healthy bowl delivers nourishing deliciousness.

This beautifully photographed and informative cookbook provides you with knowledge about the health rewards of superfood soups, soup cleanses and rejuvenating broths.

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Super charge your soups even more with Chaga Mushroom Elixir. Three ounces of Chaga powder will give you 72 caffeine free cups of Chaga elixir with potent antioxidants and nutrient dense super food.

Due to its exceptionally high levels of immune system-boosting antioxidants, beta glucans and betulinic acids, Chaga was recognized as one of the “Healthiest Super Foods of 2015 by Food World News.


Safeguards for Salmonella and Parasites in Backyard Chickens

Diatomaceous Earth for ChickensChickens and other poultry (ducks, geese and turkeys) can carry salmonella and parasites, with a little care you can guard against both.

Regardless if your backyard flock is cooped or free range, feathered friends can carry salmonella and parasites in their droppings, on their feathers, feet and beaks.

These germs can live in cages, coops, feed and water dishes, hay, plants and soil, anywhere poultry live and roam.

After being in contact with poultry, people can become infected with these germs when they put unwashed hands or equipment in or around their month.

There are simply ways to diminish the risk of infections from Salmonella and Parasites.

#1. Always wash your hands with soap and water right after touching live poultry, eggs or anything in their environment. Adults should supervise hand washing by young children. Use hand sanitizer. if soap and water is not readily available.

#2. Do not prepare food, eat or drink around live poultry

#3. Do not kiss, nuzzle, or touch the birds to your mouth

Cleaning the coop, floor, nests and perches on a regular basis will help to keep chickens and eggs clean.

Using OMRI listed Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (FGDE) will keep the cages and coops drier.

Dusting poultry with FGDE or adding it to a dust bath will control external parasites. FGDE added to poultry food and water will kill internal parasites.

Flock caretakers should purchase birds from hatcheries that participate in the USDA voluntary Salmonella Monitoring Program. This program is intended to reduce the incidence of salmonella in baby poultry that come from hatcheries.

For more guidelines visit, gov/features/salmonellapoultry.

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Make Your Own Silica-Rich Mineral Water

Drinking Silicon-rich mineral water every day is the most effective way to reduce an individual’s exposure to aluminum. You can make your own for only pennies a day.

Aluminum toxins are everywhere in our daily life including: beverage containers, cookware, cigarette smoke, aluminum foil, antiperspirants, cosmetics, antacids, sunscreens, all vaccines contain aluminum.

The number of neurological diseases connected to aluminum toxicity has been continuously increasing. Aluminum gradually accumulates in toxic amounts in tissues with slow rate of cellular turnover, like the heart, bone matter, and the brain. Parkinson, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, MS, and other auto-immune or neurological diseases are manifested in the brain and its related nervous system, including the full autistic spectrum.

Mineral waters with high amounts of ionic silicic or Orthosilicic acid will lower the brain’s aluminum toxicity.

According to Dr. Chris Exley, PhD, silicic acid is the most bio-available and effective method to get the silica into the blood through the gut, and then into the brain matter. Here, it binds with the molecules of aluminum, safely leaving the brain cell tissue, and eventually eliminating it through the urine.

Dr. Exley, together with his team, gave 15 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, 1 liter of Spritzer, a mineral water from Malaysia, containing 35mg/L (ppm) total silicon over a 12-week period. These subjects’ body burdens of aluminum, measured as urinary excretion, were significantly reduced over this relatively short period of time.

All participants showed reduced aluminum levels by 50-70%, and 8 of them no longer deteriorated, while 3 showed significant cognitive improvement. Mineral water with high amounts of ionic silicic or Orthosilicic acid will lower the brain’s aluminum toxicity, protecting it from Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, coconut oil is beneficial for reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

For more on this Keele University study visit, A Silicon-Rich Mineral Water Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Silica Rich Mineral Water Recipe

8 cups of water
2 teaspoons Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
½ teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar

Mix and drink daily. This mixture will give you a least 10 times more bio-available Silica than what is available in most commercially bottled mineral water. The cost for this Silica rich mineral water is only pennies a day.

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