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Old 03-29-2010, 11:51 PM   #12
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Default Re: Diatomacious Earth ( DE ) thread :)

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Originally Posted by belaruska View Post
--How do you take it?
in my evening tea with milk and honey.

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--What do you take it for and how's it working for you?
a parasite cleanse. I read somehwere around here (thanks, Me) about it helping with TMJ. That's my biggest hope. Also have read that it can be used as a natural detoxifier, and is safe while pg and nursing. I like that.

Also, getting rid of parasites can help with night terrors/nightmares, restlessness/tired when waking up, and joint pain.

From the little I've read, I'm convinced it's a GREAT thing. I recently added a handful of it to all my stored foods to keep away mites. We are using it in the garden for fertilizer and pest control. I'm also giving it to the dog because I've read that if one person in the family cleanses, then everyone needs to, including pets.

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--How do you give it to kids?
in tea the same as me, or in chocolate milk. I give it to the dog in a little bit of chicken stock.

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--Where do you get it and how much of it, and how much it costs?
the most cost effective way for me to buy it was at the local feed and seed store. The smallest quantity they sold in Food Grade DE (which is essential--taking non-food grade can be deadly) was a 50lb bag for $30. I've been sharing it with all my friends (once I tell them all the amazing benefits), and I'm trying to convince the lady who is raising our steer to slaughter in a few months to use DE as the dewormer rather than the shot she usually does. She's researching now, and says she'll get back to me. If she's willing to
go ahead with it, I'm planning on giving her a bunch (might use up the rest of our bag).

Right now we're doing a 90 day DE cleanse as a whole family. And we are pooping like crazy!!!

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Oh, and a question I have. Does anyone know if it settles in the gut and can block absorbtion of things in cattle? I know in humans, if one takes too much, the body will just eliminate it. But the lady with our steer is all worried that it will collect in the cow's gut, and that he won't get fattened up as well because of it. I need links too. She won't believe me if I say "my online friend said____".
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