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What on Earth is Diatomaceous Earth?

Date Added: September 11, 2011 01:49:15 AM
Author: Jane
Category: Health: Alternative Medicine

What on Earth is Diatomaceous Earth? DE or 'dirt', as referred to by many, has been used by people for many years for colon cleansing, detoxifying, anti-parasitic and as an organic, natural insecticide. For over 4,000 years, the Chinese and Egyptians have dusted DE on their grains, nuts, legumes and seeds. This protected their dry goods from being spoiled by moisture, mold and by unwanted bugs. These process kept them dry and repelled or killed unwanted pests Food Grade Fresh Water Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is Mother Earth's own creation. It is a safe, organic, natural substance that has many nutritional and health benefits to animals, livestock, humans, the Earth but deadly to bed bugs, fleas, lice, ticks, roaches, ants, spiders, termites, silver fish, slugs, snails, etc.. For many years, people have used it successfully as an anti-parasitic, colon cleanser, and for detoxication even though it hasn't been approved for human ingestion by the FDA here in the USA. DE is much more readily available in other countries such as Europe and China for human ingestion as a nutritional health supplement. Diatomaceous Earth is a white chalky rock sediment built up over eons and eons by fossilized skeletal remains of Diatoms. These fossilized rock formation are called Diatomite. Diatoms are one of the most common types of phytoplankton, a singled celled algae. The Diatoms' cells are encased within a unique cell wall made of Silica, in the form of Silicon Dioxide. These rock sediments are crushed and milled into a flour like consistency and hence it is also called Fossil Shell Flour. Silica is a major mineral vital to all life forms - animals, plants and humans. Dr. Adolf Butenandt, 1939 Nobel Price winner, proved that 'life cannot exist without Silica'. Dr. Barbara Hendel states that 'Silica is the most important trace element in human health'. Perma-Guard's Fresh Water Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth contains 89 - 95% Amorphous Silica and 14+ essential trace minerals. Fresh Water Diatoms have no unwanted sediments, consistent in shape - tubular and holes on the walls, and has a harder shell than salt water Diatoms. Salt water Diatoms contain other sediments and clay. There are about 600 DE deposits in the US and only 4 are considered food grade by the FDA. Perma-Guard's Fossil Shell Flour is a very pure form of DE used in feed and food industry. It is important to know that Amorphous Silica is different from Crystalline Silica. Fresh Water Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Amorphous Silica is Silicon Dioxide in it's natural occurring state, has less than 3% Crystalline Silica, and is designated Food Grade by the FDA. Silica is a major mineral that co-exists with essential trace minerals such as: calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium. These are minerals all mammal on the planet need to live. It becomes crystalline when it is exposed to extreme heat through volcanic activity or commercial manufacturing means. Crystalline Silica is used in filtration systems such as those of swimming pools, aquariums, etc... This form is extremely dangerous when inhaled or ingested and not biodegradable. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is used as: Animal Feed Additive, Anti-Caking Agent, Inert Carrier, Grain Storage Protectant, Trace Mineral Supplements for both animals and humans and food grade insecticide. Churned into soil, it provides the earth with much needed minerals and porosity improving fertility and soil tilth. Jane Heinrichs spent 20 years researching alternative healing to successfully improve her own health. It is her hopes to be able to share her experiences and have a positive influence on others as well. Celebrate Your Health at http://www.alivingearth.com where you'll find Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, Book on DE, Whey Low Sugar Made Healthy and other related products.
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