Your body is a world in and of itself, home to a countless number of microscopic organisms. This symbiotic relationship is essential, but not all residents are harmless. Something has slipped in unnoticed. Something is gobbling up every good thing you put in your body and converting it into toxins and ammonia. I’m talking about…
You may be thinking there’s no way you have parasites. Isn’t that something we don’t have to worry about here in the U.S.? Wrong. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans have parasites. By the way, that sushi you ate for dinner was riddled with parasite eggs.
You can’t know for sure unless you do a parasite cleanse and see them for yourself, like I did. But luckily there is an easier way: Diatomaceous earth. Die-ya-toe-may-shus earth. This powder is made from the fossilized remains of diatoms. Okay. What are diatoms?
They’re the good guys. Beautiful unicellular algae made up of 80-90% silica. They live in moist environments like lakes, oceans, even the undersides of plants. It’s like looking through a kaleidoscope – a far cry different from parasites under the scope.
How Does This Fossil Flour Work to Clean out Your Colon and Rid Your Body of Parasites?
Diatom shells are very hard, hollow chambers full of holes similar to honeycombs. You can think of them as little traps. They have a strong negative charge and attract things with a positive charge, like parasites, as well as fungi, mold, mucus, etc. Since diatomaceous earth has a negative charge, it won’t harm good bacteria, which also have a negative charge.
As the microscopic diatom shells are passing through your colon trapping the bad guys, they’re also scrubbing the walls of your colon clean of the other monster- mucoid plaque. Over time, undigested food and other crap collect along the walls of your colon and turn into something akin to rubbery cement. Parasites feed on this and lay their eggs in it. This stuff also prevents the full absorption of nutrients. The diatomaceous earth removes it layer by layer, day by day. In a few months’ time, your colon will be clean.
Are There Other Benefits?
You wouldn’t expect a single-celled organism to be so hardy, would you? Here’s why: their cell walls are made of silica, which makes for a good defense against disease, viruses, etc. In fact, it has been postulated that disease cannot exist in the presence of silica. (Another good reason to get enough of it!) As you may know, silica is also great for your hair, skin, nails, teeth… But so much more…
- lower cholesterol
- lowering of blood pressure
- relief from arthritis pain
- increased energy
- more regular bowel movements
- smoother complexion
- sinus and cough relief
This must be some pretty expensive dirt if it can do all that. Nope! I get mine for $2.50 a pound at my local health food store. It lasts a long time, too, since you only take 1-3 tablespoons of it a day. Which brings me to…
How Do I Take it?
There is really no “right” way to take diatomaceous earth, just don’t take it with other supplements. You can add it to anything from water to smoothies. Personally, I add mine to a small glass of water, stir, and chug–followed by more water. (It doesn’t taste bad, it’s just important to hydrate.) You can take it at any time of day. I’ve experimented with taking it first thing in the morning, split up over the day, and before bed. Before bed has become my favorite time to take it. I keep a coffee scoop in my bag of dirt, which is equivalent to two tablespoons.
It’s also a good idea to work your way up; start small. I started with one teaspoon a day and added a teaspoon every week until I reached 2 tablespoons. Since diatomaceous earth has a cleansing action, it is possible to experience some detox symptoms if you dive in too quickly.
It’s Also a Natural Pet Dewormer
Did you know you can feed this stuff to your pets, too? I have a cat, and she gets a teaspoon mixed into her wet food. I thought her fur was soft before, but the silica in the diatomaceous earth made her coat luxuriously soft. She is a very picky (snobby) cat when it comes to food, but she has no trouble scarfing down her earth-laced meal.
If you’re going to deworm yourself, you’ll want to deworm your pets since they will infect you over and over again if you don’t. Behind every sloppy kiss and furry cuddle, these invaders lie in wait.