- Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:16
With all of the ailments people must live with and all of the natural & synthetic remedies said to help, knowing which substance does what is not easy to figure out.
One natural substance is called diatomaceous earth (DE). This is a colorless naturally formed mineral rock. It is found on the ocean floor as a chalky powder. Derived from unicellular algae, DE is more than 30 million years old and many claim it has numerous health benefits. The use of DE can be applied to cleansing applications, cosmetics and agriculture. Many studies have been performed on DE proving its many uses. Since DE is a natural abrasive, it has been used as a facial exfoliate and toothpaste. The abrasive properties come from the tiny particles and their sharp edges and holes. This is beneficial for clearing dead skin cells from the body. DE is also a very good source of natural silica. Food grade DE is 85 percent silica. This is a very important element in the body required for cartilage, bones, tendons and blood vessels. Silica is vital for all major organ health. Before modern farming ruined the soil food was the main source of this health boosting mineral.
Much research has shown that food grade DE has a positive effect on cholesterol levels and heart health. DE also has trace amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium. All of these nutrients are vital for overall muscle and bone health. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of DE to water or juice each day. Work your way up to 3-4 tablespoons per day. Drinking this mixture has shown to cleanse the digestive tract of toxins and intestinal organisms. This will benefit your body by allowing more nutrients to be absorbed for energy and overall health. Just like with any supplemental booster, do your research and start slow. With all the problems that pharmaceutical drugs can cause, looking into natural remedies may be just the answer you are looking for.