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Old 04-01-2010, 08:45 PM   #31
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I have been diligent about taking it since this thread started so maybe 4-5 days. My bones feel SO much better, it's not even funny. Most of the winter i was good just taking cal/mag and Vit D every day so I couldn't figure out what was going on now that it's spring. I've lost a couple pounds too which is great because I've been stuck for a while irt weight loss. Why did I forget how great it is?
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i keep not taking mine every day b/c i'm almost out

but we're getting more, shortly

i'm pretty sure ds's eczema was better when he took it.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:06 AM   #33
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Can anyone refer me where i can find information on how it interacts/absorbs medication?

I'm in the middle of a long-term course of anti-biotic therapy, and the doctor just suggested we try adding something natural to keep parasitic/yeast activity at bay.

However, I can't take anything that would potentially make my antibiotics less effective, or would absorb them in any way. I take my antibiotics both in the morning and at at night, along with a lot of other supplements. It's why I won't do benonite clay right now....because it absorbs everything and therefore can/will absorb my antibiotics and I won't take the chance.

Anyway, I'm curious if anyone knows where I might find that information because otherwise it sounds like DE could work great for the anti-parasitic activity I need.
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right.. we don't eat stocks made from bones.. that is probably where they got the most of it. Millet also isn't as readily eaten.
Okay, so I eat millet and stock made from bones...so does that mean I don't need DE, then?
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:01 AM   #35
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5. Will DE interfere with any medication I am now taking?

Diatomaceous Earth is a mineral---silica. We have never ran into a situation in the thousands of orders sold where anyone has had a problem or reaction to taking DE. If you have any questions as to interactions with medications you are taking---ask your doctor or pharmacist if taking a silica supplement will cause any problems.
I asked our ND once if it needed to be taken at a different time than meds and he said it didn't matter. Clay is a lot different and we skip it when taking anything important.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:28 AM   #36
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I asked our ND once if it needed to be taken at a different time than meds and he said it didn't matter. Clay is a lot different and we skip it when taking anything important.
Thanks. I'll have to ask my ND if she has any experience with it. My M.D. I know doesn't, so he wouldn't be able to tell me anything helpful one way or another.
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Okay, so I eat millet and stock made from bones...so does that mean I don't need DE, then?
as a society we don't. It isn't as common. How long have you been doing that? all your life?

I am just guessing here..LOL I think that most of us would benefit even if we do do stock etc..because we weren't raised on a healthy diet.
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to be honest, i am not sure just how much silica can be absorbed from DE. most of it is not soluble kind... just kinda like sand, only different in consistency and shape...
but then i don't know how much silica we'd need so, i'm just thinking here...

if you read around long enough, you'll see some very hateful articles talking about relation of silica to lupus, and many other diseases, and how DE should be banned, etc. which is just nonsense, b/c there is a world of difference b/w industrially used, processed DE, and silica from other sources, and pure food grade DE. those folks truly don't know there 's a difference. it's like banning corn, b/c of corn syrup.

for me, DE just makes my intestines feel better. settles my stomach... i 'd love to see what it does long term.

i take 2 tbsp once a day as long after dinner as i can...

both clay and de make me and ds constipated, but not dh
all i have to do is take some mag citrate (which i have to add to my cal mag to change the ratio when the spirit moves me so) and i'm back to normal. i would say that de and clay should be followed with a full glass of fluid, which i don't do, so that's probably why the constipation.

lessee, what else
oh, i ain't gonna lie, it's gross but goes best in chocolate, chai, coffee, coke. i only mix it in a small amount, like 2 oz or so, then this is *important* i drink it while having water ready. and *before taking a breath or exhaling* put the water to your lips and drink a few sips. then you can't take you ever took it at all! no flavor, no nuffin
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oh man... I may never try it...LOL
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girl, stop that! that's not why i said that
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Here is a great site (from my friend) where it talks a lot about the benefits of silica http://www.earthworksde.com/page/page/4135163.htm
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In Years past, our bodies would get enough silica from our diet. Unfortunately, many of the foods we now eat have lost their nutritional value due to soil nutrient depletion, food processing, and chemicals. Supplemental use of Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth is essencial to total body health.
Also, I don't think you can taste DE at all! The only way I can tell it's there is from the texture. It's a little chalky. But if I put it in a smoothie, I can't tell it's there at all. So Rachel, don't be scared off too quickly!
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My eczema took a turn for the worse last night and today. If this can help, I'm trying it. Unfortunately, the feed store isn't answering their phone now. probably closed for Good Friday. I'll try calling on Monday.
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My eczema took a turn for the worse last night and today. If this can help, I'm trying it. Unfortunately, the feed store isn't answering their phone now. probably closed for Good Friday. I'll try calling on Monday.
Too bad you don't live near me. I have about 49 extra pounds of it here....I'd be happy to share!
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I personally want to throw up taking clay, but I just mix my DE and chlorella in some apple juice and drink it all in one try before it settles. I use about 8 oz of juice though. It's not bad to me at all. And I am a wuss like that.
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