Get to Know Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth has gotten some attention in the natural health world recently as a super supplement. Essentially D.E. is “fossil powder” that can be used around the house or as a dietary supplement. You can even sprinkle this super powder on pet foods to help prevent parasites and promote gut health.
In the home D.E. acts as natural pest control – just sprinkle the powder around the perimeter of your rooms, in your mattress and sofa, or near any doorways. The fine, sharp powder scratches insects exoskeleton and dehydrates them. D.E. is kid and pet safe, so you can feel comfortable using it all around the house!
As a dietary supplement, D.E. is thought to help “scrub” the digestive tract as it is quickly passed through the body upon ingestion. It can help remove any parasites from the intestines and even boost nutrient absorption! A few studies have linked use of D.E. to decreased cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
To incorporate D.E. in your diet, just add a teaspoon of D.E. to a glass of water or juice. You can even add the flavorless powder to a smoothie! Start with a teaspoon or less per day - you can always increase this amount later once you are more comfortable using it!
Be sure to purchase FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth and always use discretion when adding natural supplements to your routine. Ask your doctor if you have any existing conditions that you are unsure about before adding a new supplement to your diet.
Supplement information from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17435951
For more information visit: http://diatomaceous.org/