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Old 03-30-2010, 10:13 AM   #15
mountainash
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Default Re: Diatomacious Earth ( DE ) thread :)

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--How do you take it?
Mixed in smoothies or juice. I think I'm going to try baking with it. I have a hard time convincing my daughter to down a cup of juice but eating a whole cookie she can manage no problem.

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--What do you take it for and how's it working for you?
Giardia (a parasite that I think we picked up at the local swimming pool). My daughter and I have had diarrhea/soft stools accompanied by sulfur burps for over a year now. The symptoms went away last summer--I suspect because we were eating a lot of oregano, an anti-parasitic. Last fall, my husband started coming down with the same symptoms.

We've been taking it irregularly for three weeks and are already seeing improvement. (I can't believe how much easier diaper changes are when my daughter has a solid stool! ) I plan to start a stricter regimen next month.

I was really reluctant to try it given that I'd read that it "slices and dices" bacteria in the gut. After further investigation I reached the conclusion that "slicing and dicing" cannot be what makes the DE effective.

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--How do you give it to kids?
In juice and smoothies.

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--Where do you get it and how much of it, and how much it costs?
We got ours at the local feed store. My husband called them and asked if they had it and how much. They said $28 and he went off to pick it up. I was shocked when he came home with a 50lb bag!
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