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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

Diatomaceous Earth, a sedimentary rock, contains the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type
of hard-shelled algae. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) dates back to the Jurassic period.
Most importantly, DE contains the chemical compound silicon dioxide (SiO2), a/k/a silica,
which is in the fossilized remains of the diatom's cell wall. The diatom's cell wall consists of 8090% silica. There are over 200 different types (shapes) of diatoms.
Silica plays an important role in many body functions and has a direct relationship with
mineral absorption.
There are several different grades of Diatomaceous Earth. Food grade DE derives from a
fresh water source. Food grade DE contains 89% silica.
The following are some amazing facts and benefits of silica:
A NATURAL PESTICIDE
On contact, the fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of an insect's
exoskeleton, which causes the insect to dehydrate.
Silica will kill head lice, fleas, dust mites, bed bugs, and lice, just to name just a few.
Silica is used industrially for insect control in grain storage. DE is also used as an insecticide
in gardening.
ANTI-MICROBIAL
When ingested, a small amount of silica will enter the bloodstream. In the bloodstream, when silica
meets up with a mycoplasma, the silica will absorb the lipids in the mycoplasmas' membranes.
NOTE: Mycoplasma membrane consists of a lipid and a carb (sugar).
LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
According to the web site earthworkshealth, consumers of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) has
reported that after two weeks of supplementing silica, their bad cholesterol dropped 40-50 points.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
People with high blood pressure have given testimonies stating that DE had lowered their
blood pressure.
A possible explanation could be that DE scours the blood vessels and colon, cleaning up the
"sticky debris".
On a hardness scale of 1 to 10, diamonds are a nine and DE is seven.
MINERAL AND VITAMIN ABSORBTION
Bones cannot absorb calcium without the presence of silica. Silica is responsible for the
depositing of minerals into the bones, especially calcium.
Silica speeds up the healing process of fractures and reduces scarring at the siie of a fracture.
Research has shown that when calcium is insufficient, the body can turn silica into calcium
that the bones need.

HAIR
Silica is a main component of hair. According to the experts, silica prevents baldness,
stimulates healthy hair growth and assures a beautiful shine luster and strength.
DEGENERATIVE TISSUE AND SKIN CARE
Collagen is mostly made up of silica and collagen is the "glue" that holds us together. If the
body has enough silica glucosaminoglycane, the collagen will make us look younger.
Collagen underneath the skin enhances elasticity and beauty.
DETOX
According to research studies, DE detoxes heavy metal and radiation from the body.
TEETH AND GUMS
By hardening the enamel, silica prevents cavities and prevents gums from bleeding, plus gun
atrophy.
STRENGTHENING THE NAILS
Fragile nails become normal with a short period of time when supplementing with DE. DE
strengthens the nails, making them less prone to break.

Sources for article:

www.earthworkshealth.com
en.wikipedia.org