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Re: Another source for diatomaceous earth
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Re: Another source for diatomaceous earth

ok, I'm convinced. Thx for this. I've been concerned about bone strength for some time now as I'm going to be 50 soon. Also, here's something from the Weston A Price folks on using diatomaceous earth for detoxification:

To detoxify with diatomaceous earth, dissolve less than one teaspoon to one tablespoon for every 100 pounds of body weight in a glass of pure water and drink before bed over a period of months or years. Taken this way, its metal-binding capacity is unlikely to hinder the absorption of
needed minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc, which we take in from our food at mealtimes or from supplements during the day. Moderation and patience is advised, as taking more than one tablespoon can create some very uncomfortable side effects. An overeager dentist, for example, took an estimated 12 tablespoons overnight in a
foolish attempt to quickly rid his body of years of accumulated mercury. He may have let go of some quicksilver all right, but he also developed a bad case of bowel inflammation that mimicked constipation so completely
that he feared his gut was turning into concrete!
Even at low levels of under one teaspoon per day, detoxification may trigger the discomfort known as a “healing crisis.” This discomfort may be nothing more than inflammation caused by a reawakening immune system as it detoxifies and begins to attack previously unaddressed chronic infections and/or stores of toxic metals. Increasing the amount slowly from less than one teaspoon to a rounded tablespoon over a few days or weeks may
help to avoid this situation. One does want to remove the toxins as fast as the body wants to release them, however, and as much as two percent
dry weight in the diet or about a tablespoon per 100 pounds is appropriate if the body weight is not outrageous. Even so, individuals suffering
from perforations of the alimentary tract (such as bleeding ulcers, colitis, leaky gut syndrome and advanced lupus) always should exercise caution and use diatomaceous earth only under the care of a doctor or other health practitioner. Many health practitioners report good results with other dirts such as Bentonite clay and zeolites, as well as assorted mineral toddies, colloidal
mineral products, “magnetic” clays and other allegedly miraculous down-and-dirty cure-alls. Typically, these are advertised as offering many benefits without adverse effects. Many may work as advertised. However, anecdotal evidence and our own personal experience indicate that some
cause diarrhea and other alimentary tract disturbances. We haven’t come close to testing all of them, but hair mineral analysis tests on people who have regularly taken some of these products have indicated major imbalances
of macro and trace minerals and unexpectedly high levels of some toxic metals, especially aluminum. Although presence of the latter might indicate that removal is underway, the other out-of-whack ratios point to a body out of homeostasis and struggling with the detoxification process.
Purity may also be an issue. There are more than 200 types of Bentonite clay, most of which have an aluminum content of anywhere from 15 to 75 percent, and some products in the marketplace have been manufactured with harmful, commercial emulsifiers. Zeolites are hydrated aluminosilicate minerals from a family of microporous solids known as

“molecular sieves” that supposedly can selectively
sort molecules on the basis of size. More
than 150 naturally occurring types exist, most
of which are not pure and are contaminated to
varying degrees by other minerals, metals and
quartz, as well as the aluminum.
Many of these detox products are advertised
as having the ability to get inside bodily
cells. While patented “nanotechnology” or
whatever to accomplish this might sound like a
“plus value,” we must ask about untold and as
yet unknown effects upon mineral and energy
metabolism, such as pulling toxins into the
cells and body rather than out of them. These
concerns may eventually prove unfounded, but
for now we are sticking with the proven safety
of diatomaceous earth.

The only thing better might be diatomaceous
earth combined with inositol as in the
product ToxiClenz from WisdomWays.64 Yes,
inositol is the core of phytate, an antinutrient
found in grains, beans and soy, among other plant
foods. And, yes, the Weston A. Price Foundation
has been very active in warning people about the
need to properly soak and prepare these foods in
order to inactivate phytate so it will not interfere
with absorption of calcium, zinc and other minerals.
After all, people in third world countries
(who eat plant-based diets out of necessity) as
well as people in developed countries (who favor
them for alleged health benefits or because
of vegetarianism beliefs), often develop serious
phytate-induced mineral deficiencies. On the
plus side, phytate-containing products such as
unleavened breads or coarse porridges have been
used in many cultures to detoxify, though usually
only on a once per year basis.

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