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How diatomaceous earth (DE) works

This page explains the mechanisms of food grade diatomaceous earth within the human body to achieve the many health benefits that consumers have experienced. (See our Human Use page).


Diatomaceous Earth Health Benefits: Why and How

Diatomaceous Earth1) As you can see from the picture of diatomaceous earth - (magnified 7,000 times) - it looks like a cylinder full of holes - kind of like Rice Chex Cereal.

This cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they may attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, E.coli, and heavy metals.


These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the sharp edges of the diatomaceous earth.

All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear the phrase "I just feel better" with our diatomaceous earth users. This better feeling comes from all the "junk" being removed from the body and by helping maintain a healthy immune system.

2) Diatomaceous earth is quite hard. On the hardness scale where diamonds are a 9, diatomaceous earth is a 7.

This is very important because as those millions of tiny hard and sharp diatomaceous earth cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they "scrub" the walls.

After only a few months of taking diatomaceous earth, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus and molds but CLEAN!! The advantages of this are several:

  1. Maintain egular bowel movements
  2. Promotes a ealthier colon. This is especially important as we get older. A clean healthy colon keeps away polyps and ulcers. Today, many are spending thousands of dollars to get colonics when diatomaceous earth may do the same.
  3. Many users report increased energy and needing less sleep. This is a result of all the food and nutrients that are taken in being better absorbed into the blood stream. With a coated colon--many nutrients never get absorbed.
Normal sigmoid colon    Colon

3) A small amount of diatomaceous earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica. One of the benefits of Silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Diatomaceous Earth Maintains a healthy Cholesterol range. Go to the page on "Human Use" and review all of the benefits of silica to the body.

  1. Helps reduce Joint Inflammation
  2. Helps maintain healthy skin
  3. Hair and nails are stronger and grow faster
  4. Healthier teeth and gums
  5. Healthier respiratory tract 
  6. Menopause has less symptoms
  7. Healthier urinary tract

Coronary Artery Disease

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The benefits of silica are many

In today's grains, there is actually a shortage of silica. Years ago, the silica found in our foodstuffs was adequate, but with today's hybrids and depleted soils, only about 1/3 of the silica needed is supplied in our food. Diatomaceous Earth is a simple and inexpensive way to get the silica your body needs.

Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly reports of what hundreds of users as well as we ourselves have done with diatomaceous earth.

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