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Diiatomaceous Earth

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Alex44, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Has anyone tried this stuff? I just ordered some on the recommendation of a friend. Basically from what I've gathered it scrubs your insides free of toxins and parasites (which come out in bowel movements) and just makes you feel healthier overall. It also has a wide range of uses such as being an insect repellent among other things. It's 100% natural made from a type of fossilized algae. I'm trying to cleanse and eat better and this is supposed to really help.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

    This site also seems to have a lot of info, not sure on how accurate all of it is but an interesting read non-the-less.

    http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_human_use.html


    Anyone have success/failure stories? If not I'll let you guys know if/how it works for me. I thought it might be a product some of the people who are into health or looking to get healthy may be interested in.
     
  2. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    um really? I seem to recall using Diatomaceous Earth for our pool filter, and that said bag of DE stated it was clearly carcinogenic. Now I may be wrong but just the impression I was always under. In fact, we called it "cancer dirt"

    EDIT: some things I took off an ehow article about it:

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5593312_dangers-diatomaceous-earth.html

    so I guess it can go either way really. still though seems scary enough to me to avoid it

    Also, I'm no scientific expert but I've taken enough biology and anatomy/immunology courses that make that second website's claims look like horse poo-poo.
     
  3. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Yay cancer
     
  4. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    There is food grade and non food grade, they are completely different. Ingesting the pool grade would kill you.
     
  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I would be wary of anything that gets scrubs toxins and parasites. The more I study health, the more I realize that there are a lot of healthy parasites/bacteria in our body. If you try something like this, be sure to use a good probiotic.
     
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  6. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I was worried about this too and I did some minor research on it before purchasing.

    http://sootheyoursoul.org/index.php...id=31:diatomaceous-earth-food-grade&Itemid=26

    I found that info on a bunch of sites. Not sure if it is accurate but haven't found anywhere saying it does.

    Again guys this is food grade. The stuff in pools is treated by chemicals. The people who work producing this stuff themselves say inhaling is not an issue as long as you are not snorting it like coke.

    I've actually yet to find a negative testimonial anywhere.
     
  7. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    How would it know which ones are beneficial and which ones are toxic? Hell scientists do not know for sure, which ones benefit and how the benefit exactly. Which is why I would recommend a good probiotic if you go this route.

    I do not know how much this stuff costs, however eating a few meals of leafy green vegetables and working out should do a good job of ridding your body of toxins. It is a bad idea if you are using this as a replacement for eating well and exercising. If you are using this with some exercise and healthy eating, I would make sure you are not just wasting your money.
     
  8. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Inexpensive. I actually plan on using it while I change my diet around for the better (it's bad now) it's just something to try not that I am leaning on. Everyone who has used it on other forums or wherever I've found reviews seems to have had a positive experience. The worst experience being a few people who didn't see results. I don't really think it is dangerous, which is why I think it's something interesting.

    I also have a phobia of worms >_> and it deworms. So if I have any....

    I'd like to add that I have no issues being the guinea pig for a natural health product. Worst case it doesn't work, best case it does and I post the results here. No loss either way for me really. I like new experiences. Even negative ones.
     
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  9. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    You were right about cheap, holy #$#$. $12 bucks for 10 pounds? Crazy.
     
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  10. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Exactly :lol:

    I'll admit I probably wouldn't have been as quick to buy some if a trusted friend didn't have a positive experience and it wasn't so inexpensive. So we will see.
     
  11. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    Dude, seriously? You are going to eat rock to help your gut? Really, it's almost like eating sand.
    Just because some marketing tells you it's healthy, doesn't make it true. Not going off on you, but directing my anger at the people making money off this crap. This is what we use to ship chemicals. It's like a cross between sand and styrofoam.

    Like Dupree said, ingest a probiotic. Anything that kills parasites will probably kill the bacteria in your gut, which is bad
     
  12. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    Don't do it.
     
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  13. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I appreciate the concern but I've put much worse things in my body before trust me :lol: like I said, I have no issues being a guinea pig and seeing what happens. Also not sure what you mean by marketing. I've mostly just read things from people who have tried it on forums much like our own. They have no vested interest in the product. It's like an experiment to see what happens.

    I can spare the ten bucks and no-one has died from taking it. The risk/reward isn't that big of a deal.
     
  14. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I'd like to add that scrub was a bad word. It does scrub certain toxins but in terms of parasites they actually eat it, dehydrate and die.
     
  15. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    ....Well, let us know how it goes I guess...
     
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  16. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    the only way for something to target only certain bacteria means it has to be chemically altered to only interact with certain unique proteins/etc of the so called "bad" bacteria. These are crushed up rocks essentially. There's no way it could only target certain bacteria and not others. And as for "scrubbing mucus", mucus is essential to your digestive functions. There are entire epithelial cells in your gut dedicated to housing mucin-secreting machinery (called goblet cells, if you care to know). If you think you have worms, you can see a doctor to find out which species you have, and take drugs that are targeted to get rid of said worm.

    Do what you want, it's your body, but please just do as much research as you can. And not just internet research. The scammy sites fully expect you to go google things like "does diatomaceous earth work" or "diatomaceous earth scam" etc etc, and will create sites or post on other sites with the intent to get you to see those results and convince you to buy their product.

    Go talk to a doctor or health specialist about it, get some opinions from real life people. Even if you talk to people at health stores like GNC, who aren't medical professionals but still will have experienced opinions, try to do that.

    In the end, the odds that it is dangerous to you are (hopefully) low, I just don't see it being beneficial either. Good luck dude
     
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  17. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Dirt cheap.
     

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