An ever-increasing number of individuals are writing, blogging and posting on YouTube regarding the miraculous results they have experienced with Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE). The wide variety and number of these reports is truly mind-boggling.
Obviously, this is more than wishful thinking and group thought. So how does Diatomaceous Earth produce so many health claims?
Eventually, the answers became obvious. DE indirectly causes these healing phenomena by ridding the body of parasites, bacteria, protozoa, endotoxins, e-coli, fungi, viruses, pesticide and drug residues, heavy metals and yeasts.
Once these harmful substances are lessened or removed, the body’s immune system can flourish, attacking underlying conditions such as: acid reflux, fibromyalgia, candida, lyme, colitis, high blood pressure, eczema, hot flashes, psoriasis, asthma, elevated cholesterol levels, and diarrhea.
How DE removes these undesirables is not completely understood, however, the conventional wisdom is that most of these parasites, bacteria, etc are highly positively electrically charged and prefer an acid environment. DE is highly negatively charged and is alkaline. This causes some substances to be attracted to and then bound to the DE. Others are distressed by this unfriendly environment, which makes them release their hold on the intestinal tract, dying from malnutrition they are then eliminated from the body.
The prevailing theory is that most of the beneficial bacteria, fungi and other useful organisms living in the gut are also alkaline and negatively charged so they are not affected by the DE. Supplementing DE with probiotics is useful, however, it may not be necessary.
The electrical charge mentioned above should not be confused with Gram positive and Gram-negative particles. The “gram” term relates to what happens when staining a tissue to view, not to its electrical charge.
The best Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is over 89% Silica. The Silica in DE stimulates the metabolism for higher energy levels. Silica works with other antioxidants to slow premature aging. The presence of sufficient silica in the intestines supports the intestinal tract balance.
Silica can help treat arthritis naturally by reducing inflammation in the joints, increasing the production of collagen to lubricate joints, and rejuvenating the elasticity of tissues to restore the natural flexibility in the joints.
Silica supplementation helps maintain vital lung tissue, while protecting lungs from pollution. Silica helps support and preserve bone density and strength. It also promotes stronger nails, healthier hair and longer eyelashes.