God Made Dirt, and Dirt Don’t Hurt, So Eat It…Diatomaceous Earth

I don’t know about you guys, but I grew up hearing the phrase in the title. Whenever I or one of my siblings would fall down and get a face full of dirt, or get sand in our mouths from throwing it in the sandbox, or drop our food on the ground and get a nice coating of soil on it, (and all of these things happened surprisingly frequently) Daddy would look at us with a twinkle in his eye and say the same words. “God made dirt, and dirt don’t hurt…so eat it.” Of course, he was just playing…mostly. But it turns out there is a much more applicable meaning, if you apply it to diatomaceous earth.  The perks of this natural, God-given supplement are far-reaching and effective, and almost anyone can benefit from a good little bit every day.

What IS diatomaceous earth?

Diatoms are tiny, microscopic water-dwelling animals. They consist of only a few little cells, and to protect themselves, form a hard, silica-based shell around their bodies. It’s a lot like glass in appearance and consistency. Under a  microscope, the shells come in many beautiful shapes, like snowflakes, though most are cylinders, stars, zig-zags, or fans. During the World Wide Flood mentioned in Genesis, huge deposits of these animals were packed together and buried in many parts of the world. Diatomaceous earth is the chalk-like substance that is dug from these deposits. The white powder is actually millions upon millions of the tiny, intricate shells that once housed diatoms.

Why would I want to eat that? 

Good question. Eating dirt doesn’t sound cool. In fact, eating the shells of millions of tiny creatures doesn’t really sound appealing either, right? But there are several really, really good reasons. First off, diatomaceous earth is killer at pest management. (Haha, see what I did there) The tiny particles get lodged in the insect’s pores, both dehydrating and suffocating it at the same time. It’s great to keep some sprinkled around your house if you have a bug problem. What does this have to do with you eating the stuff? Well, a lot. You see, just like diatomaceous earth can get the bugs out of your house, it can get the bugs out of YOU. Literally thousands of Americans are hosts to parasites in their gut, and most of them don’t even know why they aren’t feeling well. Lack of energy, digestion difficulty, irritability; those little critters can sap you. Diatomaceous earth is their worst nightmare, though. The diatom shell particles, though not visible to us, have sharp little edges, and basically cut up the parasites -and parasite eggs and offspring- on the way through your system, like natural grenade shrapnel. Diatomaceous earth isn’t dangerous for our stomach lining and intestinal walls, but it’s deadly for all those little unwelcome visitors.

Another pro it has going for it is it’s ability to absorb harmful things, due to the individual shells’ porous nature. As it passes the digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. It also absorbs and removes drug residues, heavy metals and pesticides. It has been used to treat E. Coli, a lethal disease that kills roughly five hundred people a year and infects over twenty thousand.

Lastly, but certainly not least, diatomaceous earth is 80% percent silica, the mineral that has been rated the most important trace mineral in our bodies, and one many of us are deficient in. Consuming more of it will give you great side effects like healthier hair, nails, and teeth, helping with weight loss and management, regulated blood pressure and cholesterol, pain management, and increased energy. There’s not really any downside to taking this stuff!

  • heavy metal detoxifier
  • natural anti-parasitic
  • detoxes bacteria, viruses and candida
  • regulate blood pressure and cholesterol
  • helps with aches and pain
  • helps with stubborn belly fat and weight loss
  • strengthens hair, supports the skin and toughens nails
  • healthy teeth and gums
  • restores energy levels (take it in the morning to notice the biggest difference)

How do I take it, then?

Here’s a thing about diatomaceous earth that I particularly like; it doesn’t taste nasty. I mean, there are so many things I know are good for me that I just can’t choke down. If it’s gonna make me feel better ultimately but make me gag or throw up in the meantime, I’m not gonna take it. Diatomaceous earth can just be stirred into water, juice, or any other drink, and it’s pretty tasteless. It doesn’t really dissolve, so don’t wait for it to; just make sure you stir it good and drink it quick so it doesn’t settle to the bottom.

1/8 teaspoon for adults for the first week in the a.m. with a large glass of water. After 1 week slowly increase to 1/4 teaspoon if all goes well, then after the third week, you can try to slowly ramp up to 1/2 tsp then 1 teaspoon with a full 8 ounces of water per day.  Consistency is key for true results, plan to use for 14 days, then stop for one week, and begin again. This should kill/slice the biofilms after about one month.

Diatomaceous earth is naturally very dehydrating and detoxifying. You might notice a dry throat, mouth, dry upon swallowing, etc… you may be experiencing “die-off” and are most likely taking too much. Remember that you don’t need a whole lot. A little is very effective. It could be working on harmful micro-organisms in the throat and mouth and even lungs. If this happens, you can take a break for a day or two, then start back up with smaller dosages early in the day. Maybe like just an 1/8 of a tsp every other day with a very large glass of water.

Things to be mindful of: Be careful with diatomaceous earth when you’re pregnant or nursing. Maybe don’t do it then; it’s very detoxifying, and we don’t want all of your stored-up poisons releasing when your baby is trying to grow and develop. Also, due to it’s really chalky, almost baby-powdery consistency, it tends to puff into the air when you are dealing with it. Try not to breathe the stuff. Even though its great for you internally, there’s not really any kind of particle that belongs in your lungs.

Other Uses: 

You may or may not have heard of taking Diatomaceous Earth internally, but did you know of the other household, external, and pet and livestock uses it can help with? It can be used to clean up spills on your carpet, exterminate crawlers trying to get into your dwelling, de-worm your pets, get rid of ticks, fleas and lice, make a great abrasive toothpaste, deodorant, and lots of other things, too! Follow this LINK to learn more!

 

 

 

 

 

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