Submitted by: Jane Heinrichs
Diatomaceous earth – An Amazing Creation of Mother Nature.
Many people know of Diatomaceous earth (DE) as a non-toxic, natural, pesticide, insecticide and how it eliminates bed bugs, ants, fleas, ticks, etc.. in a physical manner. But, I wonder how many are aware of it’s nutritional and health benefits for animals and humans?
In Biochemistry of Essential Ultratrace Elements, a 1972 report by Dr. Edith Carlisle, she states that Silicon is an essential element for bone growth and nutritionally important for preventing some forms of chronic diseases associated with aging. Unusually large amounts of silicon was noted in the skin and hair. More impressive was that the aorta, trachea and tendons were found to be 4 – 5 times richer in Silicon than the liver, heart, an muscle. Diatomaceous Earth, which is composed primarily of silicon dioxide, is now becoming more recognized as playing a major role in anti-aging, by reversing and preventing the chronic diseases that appear associated with the areas of the body where there is a Silicon deficiency.
Dr. Adolfo Butenandt in his 1993 Nobel Price winning research stated that “life cannot exist without silica”. He proved that Silica is a necessary nutrient for all life forms.
These teeny tiny microscopic fossilized diatoms, Diatomaceous Earth, are cylindrical in shape and have lattice like walls made of Silicone Dioxide – Silica. As millions of these negatively charged cylinders move through the gastrointestinal tract, they attract, absorb and trap positively charged fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals which are then passed out of the body. Any parasite that escapes this vacuum cleaner type action is then ‘cut up’ and/or killed by the hardness and sharpness of these microscopic skeletons of the diatoms. The result of this process is a cleaner healthier colon and therefore an over-all healthier body. Some of the silica in Diatomaceous Earth is absorbed into the blood vessels and helps destroy bad fats.
Perma-Guard s Fresh Water Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth mined and milled into Fossil Shell Flour is 89-95% Amorphous Silica. It s no wonder that people, and as observed in animals too, are experiencing health improvements. Some of them are:
40 to 60 points dropped in cholesterol levels just two weeks after taking DE.
Lowered blood pressure. Healthier blood sugar levels – silica can help diabetes by promoting synthesis of elastase inhibitor by the pancreas.
Joint pain, osteoporosis, rheumatism feels better – Silica can stop the pain and even restore the body’s self repair process. It can help speed up the healing process and reduce the scaring on the site of fractures. With enough silica in the body, silica can be turned into calcium when needed by the body itself.
Healthy younger skin at any age – silica supports the formation of collagen which is the glue that holds our joint together and responsible for healthy youthful skin. Silica helps with skin problems and injuries including Itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, callouses, warts, eczemas, burns, frostbite, benign skin sores, insect bites, and bed sores.
Weight loss the natural way! Taken first thing in the morning, one hour before breakfast, has helped curb appetites through the day. Lots of people have reported weight loss!
Not only healthier hair but also hair growth! Yes, I’ve heard numerous reports that people are growing healthy hair on their bald heads! This really shouldn’t be a surprise as silica is the major component of hair at 90 micrograms per gram of silica compared to silica content of healthy bones at 100 micrograms per gram of silica.
Healthier teeth and gums – silica helps with the hardening of enamel, prevents cavities. Can help fight ulceration, decay of bones, and lessen inflammation.
Nails become strong and healthy also. Age spots disappearing.
Higher energy levels are reported. Sleeping better. Waking up refreshed with less sleep.
Silica reduces inflammation in bronchitis. Silica protects from pollution by maintaining and restoring the elasticity of the lung tissue.
I just feel better is a common remark from people after a few days of taking Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. In her book, “Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-to Tips”, Tui Rose, a concerned mother and registered nurse, does an excellent job in providing fact based data and resources for DE. It is an easy guide book for using a safer alternative, natural mineral, food grade insecticide with over 101 uses.
About the Author: Jane Heinrichs, due to her own health challenges, has spent 20+ years researching natural alternative for optimal health. Diatomaceous Earth is her latest discovery. Food Grade DE in various sizes and Tui Rose’s book on DE can be found at