Since my fight with cancer, I have made it a point to keep my body as clean as I know how or I am able to.
Prior to having cancer, I was never into all the “crazy healthy” or in this case “detox” kind of stuff. I honestly used to think the woman I am today in regards to health consciousness would never be me. In fact, I used to think of it as a waste of time and money whenever I would meet someone who was spending quite a bit on good organic or locally grown food and in this case dirt. YAP spending money on dirt!!
So back to the dirt. Years later, here I am talking about the beauty in drinking this magical dirt; Diatomaceous Earth.
So what in the world is diatomaceous Earth? one may ask; Livestong.com says
“Diatomaceous earth consists of the fossilized microscopic exoskeletons of diatoms, single-celled marine plants. It is mined from dried or underwater lake and sea beds. Different grades of diatomaceous earth are used for different purposes; some are altered, such as the diatomaceous earth for pool filters. Only food-grade diatomaceous earth should be taken internally by humans or animals.”
I know, I used to think it was only to be mentioned at the feed store and most definitely not for my pantry.
So why do I drink Diatomaceous Earth?
- I drink it to keep my digestive system nice and clean.
- To help promote my liver function; unload the extra weight of possible toxins that my liver may normally have to deal with.
- To kill possible parasites in my body. Yap, I know I was shocked too when I first read about parasites that can set up camp in our bodies. Diatomaceous Earth is said to literally cut up these bad boys and dispose of them through our bowl movements.
- For the extra mineral traces.
When do I take Diatomaceous Earth?
I usually take my amazing drink of dirt an hour before bed but will take it an hour before breakfast if I forget to take it the night before.
How do I take it?
For now, I mix one table spoon of diatomaceous earth to 8 oz. of filtered water and drink. Following with another 6 to 8 oz. of plain filtered water.
Other ways we use Diatomaceous Earth;
- In our tooth paste; from our experience, it’s been the perfect toothpaste.
- Perfect addition to a face scrub.
- We also use it around the outside edges of our house to kill bugs but I have read that it can be used inside the house since it is nontoxic.
P.S. I am not a doctor or certified physician of any kind, I take this out of personal choice after my own extensive research. Please do your own research or ask your doctor before deciding to take it.
Thank you and God Bless