I love the way the universe works. I had been concerned about my health and wellbeing as I was aware that my energy levels had been very low and I was concerned about the aging process and how it had been affecting my skin and hair. I had been aware for a while that my body was showing signs of malnutrition, even though I do eat well as a general rule.

I had spent some time at a friends home recently and we were using the ‘Inner Compass’. Health came up as a priority in general, and we were guided to a bag of Diatomaceous Earth that we sitting near the front door. I had no idea what was in this bag, I just knew that this was exactly what was needed. Kimba, an amazing earth Goddess had ordered this package from the US and it had been delivered that afternoon.

She informed us that this 10kg package was Diatomaceous Earth and that it had amazing health benefits and she had purchased this to give to her dog to clear up his skin issues. It contained Silica and because of the structure of the powder, it was an effective at killing parasites. 

What is the strange white powder?

Diatomaceous Earth is made of single-celled honeycomb structured algae organisms with silicon exoskeletons called diatoms. It is basically a type of algae mineral that is rich in silica. This aquatic superfood has some clever actions to clear your gut and enable good stuff to proliferate.

Food grade Diatomaceous Earth improves your gut health in the following ways:

  • detoxifies;
  • cleanses intestinal walls and digestive tract;
  • kills parasites and bugs;
  • increases mineral absorption;
  • reduces gas and bloating;

It is also a helpful ingredient for stimulating collagen and bone strength and so helps with strong hair, nails, bones and skin.

In its food grade form, it comes in a fine, white powder that is easy to digest and absorb.

Because it is rich in silica it is providing the body with one of the compounds that, along with oxygen and carbon is essential for all life.

As we know, the gut is the seat of human health and immunity is generated there. It makes sense that a gut cleansing and protective substance such as this would help stimulate the immune system.

How Does Diatomaceous Earth Work?

It is a fine white powder and because of its microscopic honeycomb structure it gently sloughs away toxins, bacteria and parasites from the gut. It literally makes microscopic cuts through the bodies of parasites but is gentle and safe for the human body.

It also contains a strong negative charge which allows it to mop up and eliminate toxins, parasites, fungi etc as it moves through the digestive tract.

Let’s have a closer look at the specific benefits. Here are four ways Diatomaceous Earth can help improve gut health:

1. Detoxification

Using this wonder powder is a much simpler and less time consuming way to detox than other expensive plans.

Silica works in a similar fashion to anti-oxidants by scavenging free radicals. It acts as a detoxifier for the blood due to its negative charge which soaks up free radicals and toxins. You can also do a heavy metal detox as it eliminates aluminium from the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract).

It cleanses the GI tract as toxins and other nasties are absorbed by the Diatomaceous Earth and eliminated.

As it detoxifies it also infuses your body with minerals as it is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.

We think it’s a pretty perfect way to kick start your wellness journey with an easy detox.

2. An exciting alternative for killing parasites and bugs

Parasites and bugs are becoming more common in the western and developing world. Some suggest this is due to global warming, with climate change making it easier for parasites to proliferate.

Common parasites are intestinal worms, but some lesser-known ones are protozoan parasites such as Blastocystis Hominis and Dientamoeba Fragilis.

These hard to treat parasites hide in the folds of the bowels and are resistant to the front line antibiotic treatment usually used for parasites, Flagyl.

These parasites cause symptoms similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome and can last for years.

In order to treat them properly you really need a combination of 3 heavy-duty antibiotics and sometimes need more than one course of the 3. But, the problem with this treatment is it makes for a very unhealthy environment in your GI tract afterwards, due the good bacteria being killed.

These drugs basically bomb the parasites out of existence and they often make you feel nauseous while taking them.

Diatomaceous Earth is a life-saver for killing these bugs. As mentioned before, the powder attracts protozoa, bacteria, toxins, fungi, viruses and heavy metals and eliminates them. It cuts up parasites rendering them dead and gone.

Taking food grade Diatomaceous Earth will make your bowel a much healthier place, and unlike taking anti-biotics, it will ensure a healthier environment that is less likely to be reinfected with parasites.

Just be sure to take for medium to long term in order to treat the bugs.

3. Waste elimination

Diatomaceous Earth helps to move excreta more effectively through the bowel, alleviating constipation. It also helps you stay hydrated.

4. Bloating and gas

Once your digestive system is detoxified using Diatomaceous Earth, it is free from bad bacteria that causes bloating and gas issues.

It also reduces cravings for carbohydrates and sugar which contributes to bloating issues and hence can also help you to lose weight.

Ingesting Diatomaceous Earth Safely

According to the Livestrong website, Diatomaceous Earth is widely used as a filtering agent in the production of food and beverages worldwide and is approved by the FDA in the USA as GRAS or Generally Recognised as Safe for this purpose. No toxic effects from digestion have been reported.

The site also states: “It can also absorb some drugs so it should be used with caution if you take medication regularly” Consult your doctor before using, especially if pregnant or breastfeeding. 

It is also safe to take if you have gut dysbiosis, in fact is it helpful!