Thursday, December 11, 2014

Detox December: Diatomaceous Earth

As part of Detox December I'm sharing a post from Back to the Basics.  I use Diatomaceous Earth almost every day.  When I'm not consuming DE, I'm using it in my garden!

Detoxing with Diatomaceous Earth

Have you read my older article "Do You Eat Dirt? and Why You Should"?  It was a good one.  My husband calls Diatomaceous Earth "dirt."  We consume Food Grade DE on a regular basis for health reasons.

From Natural News, "Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally occurring rock made from the skeletons of fossilized diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. When ground into a fine powder, diatomaceous earth works mechanically to destroy a wide range of pests, insects, parasites and pathogens by cutting through the exoskeleton, absorbing bodily fluids and causing them to die. Food grade diatomaceous earth is chemical-free and non toxic."

"Add diatomaceous earth to your diet to detox parasites that can contribute to food intolerance, nausea, bowel discomfort, pain, itching, asthma, sinus infections, Morgellon's disease, and a host of other allergic-type reactions.

DE detoxes mercury, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; removes poisons from chemtrails, radiation and may alleviate the effects of GMOs. DE possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.

In addition to detoxing and destroying pathogens, diatomaceous earth helps to lower blood pressure and contributes to the production of collagen to improve skin tone, strengthening the tendons and joints."

Consume only FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth.  Never consume industrial grade DE which is what people use in their swimming pools.
My morning scoop of DE

From Melissa at Integrative Nutritional Therapies, "What I love most about DE is that it acts just like a scrubbing tool inside your digestive tract and then breaks down and helps absorb all your toxins."

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds.

Dosage for Humans
1/2 teaspoon for adults for the first week in the a.m. with a large glass of water. After week one slowly ramp up to 1 teaspoon, then after the second week, ramp up to 1 Tablespoon with a full 8 ounces of water per day, preferably on an empty stomach. Be sure to stir your mixture consistently as DE tends to settle to bottom of glass. Consistency is key for true results, plan to use for 30 days.

Diatomaceous Earth for Weight Loss
Our bodies produce natural toxins and we inhale or consume others on a day to day basis. Accumulation of these toxins in the body tends to slow down digestion and promotes the production of cholesterol in the body. The toxins are stored in our fat cells and make it very difficult for us to lose weight. Several studies have also linked the accumulation of toxins to weight gain.

These studies found that toxins decrease our body’s ability to burn fat which is why it is important to detoxify. Weight loss using Diatomaceous Earth is possible thanks to its detoxifying effects. 

DE has been the easiest way for me to detox.  I don't have to consume 20 pills a day or drink only liquids for a week.  All I have to do is drink my "dirt" every morning before I drink my coffee (tea) or eat breakfast.  That's it!  Would you like to Detox with Diatomaceous Earth?  Go get some!

FDA Disclaimer
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. But really, the FDA approved GMOs and Pink Slime so do I really care about their approval? Nope!

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  1. I didn't know you could use it for detoxing, great post thanks, pinned and shared.

  2. Hi, I find this really interesting but I'm a little scared to try it....are there any side effects that you know of? Great article....found you on Weekend Re Treat Linky.

    1. Hi Denise! I'm not a doctor and do not offer advice on medical conditions.
      However, Out of everything I've read, I cannot find any contraindications with using Food Grade DE.
      As with any detox, you might feel a bit of flu-like symptoms for about 24 hours and that's normal.
      When my husband started, he felt crummy at day 6. When I started, I had a headache at day 3 but that's it.

      I hope this helps. Feel free to email me directly at

  3. I've used it before in smoothies with good results. Just curious- where's the research that shows- "DE detoxes mercury, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; removes poisons from chemtrails, radiation and may alleviate the effects of GMOs. DE possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties."???

    1. Hi Nancy! Source links are available within the article. Just clink the link and find the entire article. Thanks for stopping by Mary's Kitchen!

  4. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  5. So many great uses for "dirt." :) Thanks for a great informative post! Stopping by from the Pinworthy Projects link party.
    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

  6. Hi Mary,
    Detox is such an important topic to address. I am so glad you shared tips for DE usage.Thank you for sharing valuable post with us at the Special Holiday Edition: Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop 2014! I’m
    pinning and sharing your wonderful post! All the best to you! Happy Holidays!


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