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Diatomaceous Earth for Detoxification

Updated: Mar 17

There are so many ways to detoxify your body from heavy metals. The most familiar are chelation, salt/clay baths, cilantro and homeopathics. All of these are certainly good and can be very effective. But another simple technique that is also very effective is ingesting diatomaceous earth.

Diatomaceous earth is a powdery dirt-like substance found naturally in the earth’s soil. These powdery substance is are chalky and tasteless. These particles are called diatomite, and the resulting mixture from the powder is known as diatomaceous earth.

Conventionally, diatomaceous earth has been used for insect control, specifically bed bugs and garden insects. As for human purposes, it has been found to be effective for killing intestinal parasites and removing heavy metals from the body.

Particles of diatomaceous earth have microscopic sharp edges. When diatomaceous earth is mixed with liquid and swallowed, these sharp edges eviscerate bacteria and harmful microorganisms within the body. That’s why diatomaceous earth is popular for getting rid of bacteria and other infections.

At the same time, diatomaceous earth particles also have a unique honeycomb structure. This honeycomb structure – similar to the one found in charcoal particles – attracts harmful heavy metals.

Heavy metals are absorbed into the honeycomb structure through positive/negative attraction. Specifically, diatomaceous earth has a negative charge while heavy metals are positively charged. The diatomaceous earth attracts all of these particles, trapping them inside the honeycomb structure. The honeycomb structure prevents the particles from entering the body. Instead, heavy metals are passed out of your body naturally without being absorbed.

There are many benefits to daily ingestion of diatomaceous earth:

  • Natural colon detoxification

  • Can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol

  • Restoration of healthy bowel movements

  • Anti-parasitic activity; including pathogenic bacteria and viruses

  • Aids in the reduction of stubborn belly fat and weight loss

  • Strengthens Hair, Skin, And Nails (due to silica content)

  • Boosts The Health Of Your Teeth And Gums

  • Restores Energy Levels

Food-grade diatomaceous earth is the type you want to use when you’re cleaning your body or protecting your garden (diatomaceous earth acts as an excellent natural insecticide). It is also good to give a little to your pets, as it may keep away intestinal parasites. Rubbing a bit on their fur is also an excellent non-toxic flea insecticide.

Nonfood-grade diatomaceous earth is typically cheaper and is used for situations where it does not need to be ingested by animals or humans. If you’re using diatomaceous earth to kill bed bugs, for example, then non-food-grade diatomaceous earth is perfectly acceptable (as long as you keep it away from your pets).

Start by mixing one level teaspoon of diatomaceous earth into an 8 ounce glass of water before breakfast. Then, take another teaspoon in water before going to bed.

Diatomaceous earth is so safe that it’s approved by the FDA and is a food product that is part of the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) database. That database includes food products that have exhibited no harmful side effects in any significant studies to date.

One important reason why diatomaceous earth is safe is because it’s water-soluble. It may be difficult to overdose on diatomaceous earth because your body will simply pass the excess diatomaceous earth out of the body in your stool. It can be constipating, so be sure to monitor that.

Whether you’re cleansing heavy metals from your body or reducing harmful bacteria in your digestive tract, diatomaceous earth is a valuable natural substance prized for its simple and natural detoxification effects.

Use it daily for better health.

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