Nature’s Incredible Food Grade Amorphous Diatomaceous Earth (DE) That Is Good For Almost Anything >>> Hair Loss/Bald Spots, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Arthritis/Joint Pains, Weight Loss, Reduce Junk Food/Sweets Cravings, Baby Soft Buttery Skin, Parasites/Worms/Bacteria/Toxin Removal In Gut & Regain Your Fountain Of Youth?

Diatoms - microscopic view of ancient unicellular algae with hard shells made of silica

Microscopic view of ancient unicellular algae remains (called Diatoms) with hard shells made of silica

 ***Read my latest post – “Wow, I am deliriously happy now and feel like a superwoman – serotonin boost after taking DE?”

This gentleman was bald six weeks ago! He has hair growing back now after taking 1 tsp DE daily

This 69-year old gentleman was bald six weeks ago! He has hair growing back now after taking 1 tsp DE daily

Source :- The Corvette Forum


Hi there, dear friends 😀

This is going to be my longest and most exciting article to date! 

Three weeks ago, I stumbled onto the amazing diverse health benefits of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) while reading up on Oil Pulling. I was so impressed by the wonders of what DE could do for humans that I spent everyday reading up as much as I could find on its testimonials.  

I had to look for testimonials from people through blogs and forums because Food Grade DE is more commonly used for livestock and bugs control, and there was hardly any scientific research to back up DE benefits on humans – mainly because it is  Nature’s natural occurring element and it is not a potential drug that pharmaceutical companies can fund the studies to patent DE and make money out of it.

Because DE is of food grade and safe to give to animals for removing internal parasites and worms, people had also considered it safe to ingest DE for parasitic and worm elimination but in the process, they inadvertently discovered  many beneficial side effects on their health and bodies!! 

* Please note that I am not selling DE and that I am not being paid to write about it here, but I am just sharing with you what I found out about this latest health remedy.  Those of you that follow my blog would know by now that I am always very keen to pick up, research and test out natural health remedies. 

Last year, I wrote about “On A Quest To Reduce My Husband’s Dependency for  High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol/Blood Sugar/ Uric Acid Medication” but unfortunately, my quest didn’t really work out for my husband because I was giving him too many herbal teas to drink and it was tedious to keep doing that daily. Most importantly, my husband didn’t give up his junk and fatty foods and drinks! 

But good news!! After having just ingested Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for 2 weeks, my family doctor had reduced my husband’s high blood pressure medication! Instead of taking both Norvasc and Micardis daily, he now needs only to take Micardis – thanks to DE, his blood pressure readings of around 115/75 to 122/80 recently were really healthy and stable!!  Our doctor is monitoring the progress of my husband’s medication reduction and next month, my husband’s blood tests due then will reveal the status of his cholesterol, blood sugar and uric acid levels. We hope the DE will reduce them naturally, too! 

Not only did my husband’s blood pressure improved drastically, I also experienced the same effect! My blood pressure which usually hovered around 140/90 (except for that time when I was doing Lajin stretching, my blood pressure was lower around 125/82) even dropped as low as 106/72 after just one week of taking DE! Now, my daily readings range between 125/75 and 116/72 – I am so glad I need not go on any medication that my doctor was trying to put me on! Phew! 😀 

But what I was most  happy  among the wonderful effects I got from the DE was my receding hairline corners at my forehead temples have now filled up with baby hairs! My usual baby fine, limp hair is now so much thicker and for the first time last week to attend a wedding dinner, I didn’t even need to use any hair styling products to give my hair good shape….my hair looks good on its own now! Wow! 

Okay….this is going to be a lengthy post because I have so many praises to sing about DE, and so, I will lay them out in point form below. If you or you know anyone who are on medication or statin drugs or are suffering from joint/arthritic pains or have bald spots/receding hairline, go through the notes below for more information. I will post the links to where I got my information from as well as relate my family’s personal experiences there.

Then, do all the research that you need before deciding whether you are going to try ingesting DE or not…


Do read also ===> Human DE Use Testimonials – I had enjoyed reading them many times over! LOL! 


There is an interesting forum ===> “Health Results Of 4 Months Taking Diatomaceous Earth”  – it has 51 pages of comments, scientific research and studies from April 2013 until September 2014 





What is Diatomaceous Earth (DE) ? 

Diatomaceous earth refers to a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral coming from the remains of what were once oceanic unicellular shells and algae known as diatoms. Diatoms, the ocean’s “spiny honeycombs,” are over 30 million years old, and were formed when these microscopic algae-like plants died and remained compounded in the earth’s surface as skeletal remains. These organisms, much like a mollusc emits lime-carbonate, had the ability to emit silica. Scientists refer to these clay-like, chalky remains as diatomite. When we mine the earth, we discover these remains in the form of a thick white siliceous powder.

Food grade diatomaceous earth offers important benefits, particularly related to the fact that it is composed of approximately 85% amorphous silica. Silica is such a necessary component for the health of our tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones. It is also needed for the health and strength of our skin, teeth and nails. It even contributes to the health of almost all of our vital organs, including the heart, liver and lungs. 

(Source – Global Healing Center)  

Food GradeAmorphous DE is naturally occurring and is safe for human and animal consumption, whereas Crystalline DE has been heated at high temperatures and used mainly in filtration processes, e.g. in swimming pools, and therefore, Crystalline DE is poisonous for humans to take


How does Diatomaceous Earth (DE) work in our body?

Diatomaceous Earth -magnified 7000 times

Diatomaceous Earth -magnified 7000 times

DE under the microscope looks like cylinders that are full of holes. This cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, E.coli, and heavy metals. These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are “cut up” and killed by the sharp edges of the Diatomaceous Earth.

All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear the phrase “I just feel better” with our Diatomaceous Earth users. This better feeling comes from all the “junk” being removed from the body and by giving the immune system the “jump start” it needs.

(Source – Earthworks Health)


I will now list below the health benefits of DE, but they are not listed according to priority because different people may need DE for various reasons. To concentrate on the effects of DE, my family stopped taking all health supplements and herbal teas, while I had stopped doing Lajin and Guasha therapies, and stopped applying my Progesterone Cream

*** DE dosages, healing crises and tips will be described towards the end of this page. 


1) Increased energy levels

We felt our energy levels greatly improved within 2 hours after consuming DE,  even from Day 1.  I refrained from drinking coffee and tea and the energy from DE was good enough to keep me alert and active to carry out my chores all day. So, I take my DE first thing in the morning, on empty stomach….before I brush my teeth.  

At the beginning,  when I took DE in the evening, I could stay up later into the night but nowadays (I have been on DE for 3 weeks when this article was written), I can fall asleep easily whenever I want to. 


2) Insomnia gone! Good, deep, rejuvenating sleep now!

Being perimenopausal, it has been difficult for me to fall asleep, to maintain a continuous sleep, and to sleep deeply. Often, I would fall asleep for 2 hours and then wake up at 2am or 3am and not being able to go back to sleep – result? Tiredness and crankiness the next day for me! 

After taking DE, I now sleep like a log and like a baby through the night. Even when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I can go back to sleep happily! 

As a result of good sleep, I now wake up with mental alertness, motivation,  and feel fully rejuvenated and with energy.  Good nightly sleep + DE = Stable Energy Levels! 


3) Stomach bloatedness, indigestion, persistent hunger gone – Parasites & Worms Eliminated?

Am I glad I stumbled onto DE when I was suffering from prolonged stomach bloatedness and I felt hungry all the time! While I thought the excessive hunger was due to improved body metabolism, there was a nagging fear behind my head that intestinal parasites and worms may be to blame, seeing as how I always felt bloated and I looked like 6 months pregnant! Also, I always worried that my love for sushi and sashimi may have contributed to some parasites and worms forming in my body,  after watching a documentary on Discovery Channel called “Monsters In You.”

However, my stomach bloatedness was gone and became flatter soon after the first time I took 1 tablespoon of DE! Even the persistent hunger and stomach wind was all gone! Yippee! I would like to think that all those scary parasites and worms were being killed and eliminated by DE. So, perhaps, I was merely “feeding the parasites and worms” when I was being made to feel hungry all the time? That’s food for thought! **shiver** …**goosebumps**

The DE kills the parasites and worms by “cutting” them up with their sharp edges…so, by the time we pass out the parasites and worms, they are already dead. One way to know we are passing them out is when we have mucus in our bowel movements. Some people dared to see what they passed out and they even gave graphic descriptions…..but I didn’t look. **blush**  

Anyway, you can read about their experiences in the Internet. 


Inside our colon (large intestine)


4) Absorption of nutrients from food, herbal drinks and health supplements improved

Along with the removal of the parasites and worms that had caused our body absorption and intake of nutrients to be hindered, our digestion system will be now be enhanced and optimized after taking DE. As a result, our body immunity, energy levels and overall wellbeing are much improved.

I had often wondered how come I am not feeling as how I should be seeing as how much I take herbal remedies, nutritious soups, and health supplements – I tend to feel weak at times and with under par energy levels. For these 3 weeks with taking DE, I feel vibrant, young and energetic again – some people mentioned that they felt like a “spring chicken” again…and I so understand what they meant! LOL!  


5) Mental clarity improved

For some strange reason, mental clarity is greatly improved. The brain fog is gone and I could actually feel my mind (brain?) being clear and “smooth” (for lack of a better word?)….


6) Menopausal symptoms gone

One day, I Googled for “Menopausal Symptoms” and one website came up with 36 conditions!!

After taking DE, I felt a very good sense of “well-being”, that I am now in control of my life (and not the other way round). Some people reported that they no longer suffer from hot flashes and irritability…which brings me to the next point ===>


7) Lighter and stable moods

After taking DE, with the mental clarity, I could actually feel my mood getting lighter and I am generally happier the whole day. Even when there were occasions where some incidences would have thrown me into a panic or angry mode, I still remained chill and calm…and I was surprised at myself!! Other people have reported that they feel calmer throughout the day, too! 


8) High blood pressure normalised and lowered fast

…and I mean fast! For me, my blood pressure went down to good healthy levels in just one week, two weeks for my husband – as described earlier. Many people reported the high blood pressure was normalised and some even went off their medication. 

I find that it is best if we could take 2 doses of DE daily to maintain a steady healthy blood pressure reading all the time. Otherwise, with just one dose, the blood pressure reading may be a little higher but it is still in the normal range (below 140/90 – above that, medication is recommended)

This is good news for those people who are on high blood pressure medication and taking DE will give them a chance to become healthy again and get off their medication.

They say that because the DE is cleaning out our body system and strengthening the arterial walls, it is only natural that our blood pressure is normalised naturally! 


9) Cholesterol lowered

Some people reported that their high cholesterol and triglycerides levels were lowered quite drastically soon (I read that this could happen after only 2 to 3 weeks after taking DE but I don’t know the amount of daily DE that they took)! 

My husband and I will be going for blood tests next month and I will report the results in the “Comments” section below. My cholesterol level has been on the high side at 6.2 mmol  or 240 mg…and my doctor has been wanting to put me on Lipitor but I resisted. So, I am hoping for good results then! 

DE looks like cylinders with holes in them…sort of like a basket, and what they do is to sweep and pick up the fats in our body systems and have them flushed out. Our body cannot absorb a lot of silica and therefore, most of the DE that we ingest is passed out….together with the fats that we don’t need! 


10) Natural detoxification effect – even metals removed

The DE is negatively charged, while the bad bacteria,  metals and toxins in our body are positively charged. So, the DE attracts and collects those bad stuff from our body and we pass everything out. I have read that some people who  suffered from metal poisoning got cured after taking DE. 

Source – Pages 1580 & 1588 from ” The Best Control, Chapter 40″ 


11) Heart and arterial walls strengthened?  Arteriosclerosis may be prevented

With age, silica (DE) disappears from the aorta. DE can help arterial diseases by strengthening arteries.  

Read – DE May Prevent Arteriosclerosis


12) Hair grew back on bald spots 

I was very happy to find that my baby fine, limp hair has became thicker and heavier, while the two receding hairlines at the temples of my head have now filled up with baby hairs, i.e. there is hair regrowth! Amazing! Previously, I had used many types of hair tonics, even expensive ones, and I never experienced hair regrowth. Many people reported faster growing and stronger hair. 

Some said their eyelashes and eyebrows even grew back and got thicker! 

Even people with bald spots have experienced hair regrowth and their bald spots getting smaller (as per the links below) :-

Hair Grew Back On Bald Spots

Long Hair Care Forum


13) Buttery, silky skin and stronger nails  

Many people reported “Buttery Skin” improvement! I noticed that my skin is softer to touch and I have even stopped using my skin lotion.  My daughter’s acne cleared up well and fast after taking DE. 

Silica is necessary for collagen to form, and when we age, we lose collagen because silica is reduced. So, when DE boost the formation of collagen…..we get really supple, buttery skin! 

Also, collagen is the protein that makes our nails, teeth and bones get stronger. 


14) Osteoporosis and Joints 

I read that bone related problems like osteoporosis can be reversed with DE. Aging women who are in menopause stands a great chance of getting osteoporosis. As I don’t take much calcium products, I am glad that DE can help me strengthen my bone density. 

Enough silica in the body is essential for the absorption of calcium, and therefore bones and joints are strengthened. 

Read – Health benefits of DE


15) Natural Weight Loss

Strangely, when our digestive system and gut is so clean and nutrient absorption is being maximised, we don’t feel hungry…i.e. our appetites are being suppressed somehow. Despite not eating as much as before, energy levels are still high and good, thus allowing us to go about our daily activities with lower calorific intake – result, weight loss naturally! 

Many people reported accidental weight loss. I lost 1 kg in the first week alone…but while my weight didn’t go down any more, I could feel my clothes are becoming looser in many areas. My husband said his pants are getting looser around the waist, too! 


16) Junk foods, carbohydrates and sweets cravings gone!

The best part is when our body has become healthier with the elimination of parasites and worms, and can absorb nutrients better…our body is telling us that we don’t need any forms of snacking. The cravings for sweets and junk foods and any snacking in between meals are just miraculously GONE!

This is good news for those who can’t stop snacking on junk foods and sweets.

That is why I told my husband that he was probably feeding the parasites with potato chips and chocolates last time, and not himself, before we started taking DE! LOL! Nowadays, he hardly snacks at night! 


17) Regularity of bowel movements, constipation gone 

Many people who suffered from bowel movement irregularity and constipation reported that DE helped them get rid of those problems. For some, they even have to go two to three times daily, depending on what they eat (high fibre foods) and the amount of water that they drink. 


18) Good gentle “scrubbing” and cleansing of colon and intestines

DE is very hard and has sharp edges, but it is nano-sized – there fore, DE can do a clean job of loosening the hardened fecal buildup and mucus in the colon. Some people reported that their bowel movements have increased significantly in terms of the stool amount, leading them to believe that matter in the colon is being eliminated gradually. 

 19) Good for asthma

Quoted from HERE – “I’ve been using DE for 3 months. Recently, I’ve been riding my bicycle quite a bit, aiming for 400 miles this month. Like LeV, I have stopped having asthma attacks or symptoms. Asthma has been a problem during any kind of exercise, but I haven’t needed any medication for several days, even though I’ve ridden my bike vigorously every day. Riding a bike in this area isn’t a cake walk; the roads are anything but flat and riding up steep climbs makes cycling hard. For me, this is a very big deal and I’m very happy with this development! – Blackjeep”

20) Good to keep out weevils and bugs in your rice or grains container

 Sprinkle some DE at the bottom of your container and on the top of your rice or grains. Any weevils or bugs in there will die. 

21) Good as odour neutraliser

I dust some DE onto my dog’s fur to keep his doggy smells away (he is an indoor dog). I read that you can sprinkle some DE into your cat litter, have some DE in the fridge, etc…to keep odours at a minimal. Along this line, you have to keep your DE in an airtight container as it will absorb the surrounding area’s smells. One lady kept her DE open in a container next to some scented candles….well, her DE tasted like the scented candles! 


22) Good as a facial mask for a good complexion and to tighten skin

I read DE is good for this – make a paste of DE and water and apply over your clean face. Leave for 2 minutes and then rinse off. 


23) 95% of Eczema cleared up

David in IN, USA said –

“Thankfully I read where I can take this product but I was skeptical. Within 2 weeks of 1-3 tablespoons daily, I noticed my irritable bowel problems were over and my bowel movements were like when I was a teenager. Now 65, I have very bad arthritis and now I have less pain. My skin on the back of my arms is no longer bumpy and my hair is softer.

My 35 years of very chronic, bloody eczema on my hands has nearly vanished by 95% on my hands. My doctor used to give me topical medicine and Kenalog 80 steriod shots. It never cleared my eczema but De has done the job. So far, within a month of taking DE, my daily vision home test for macular degeneration of my eyes has shown a lessoning of the blurry spots I see in the eye grid chart. I can’t wait for my SEPT 2014 eye appointment! This proves that the things of God like DE do not have harmful side effects but wonderful healing properties. Praise God and thank you folks for your great product!

Source – Earthworks Health


I shall stop here my listing of human health benefits from taking DE. There are more benefits as reported at Earthworks Health. 


DE for my pets –

I have even given DE in food to my dog and cat to help them get rid of internal parasites and worms. It is also said that with DE ingested, it helps to reduce fur shedding and to give animals good, shiny fur. My friends have commented that my cat and dog’s furs feel so soft to touch. Plus, his doggy smells and doggy breath are gone! DE can remove bad breath for humans and animals!

Dusting DE on their fur also help to get rid of fleas, ticks and mites. Be sure to wear a mask and gloves when doing this, and make sure the pets don’t inhale the DE, too!


Dosage of DE

For beginners, it is best to start with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of DE once a day to gently introduce it to our body. This is to minimise the effects of detoxification and parasite/worm die-off effects. Then, slowly increase the dosage to 1 tablespoon and then to 3 dosages a day. There is no hard and fast rule for DE dosage – you can adjust it according to how your body feels. 

For me and my family, we jumped straight into taking 1 heaping tablespoon of DE at first. On some days, we take two dosages a day.  My husband is now taking 2 tablespoons of DE in the morning. We take them on an empty stomach. 


Tips on taking DE

1) Start off slowly the dosage of DE to to minimise the healing crises, detoxification and die-off effects. 

2) If the DE makes you energetic, try not to take it at night, just in case you can’t fall asleep at bedtime. Take DE first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach is best. Else, you can mix DE into your coffee, juices, oatmeal, etc. 

3) If the DE makes you sleepy, take it one hour before you sleep instead.

4) I usually take DE mixed into a cup of filtered water, followed by another cup of water. 

5) Make sure not to inhale the DE as the powder is very fine and if inhaled into the lungs, it may cause silicosis in the lungs. I usually stand as far away as I can, at arm’s length, when I stir the powder into my cup of water. 

6) When handling DE, make sure not to get it onto your skin as it is very dehydrating….wear gloves. 

7) Be sure to drink lots of water when taking DE …. more than your normal daily consumption before DE – otherwise, you may experience headaches or constipation. A sign that you need to drink water is when you keep licking your dry lips!  

8) In case you feel constipated by Day 3 to Day 5 when you already drink lots of water, or take enough fibre, take some natural laxatives or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to promote a bowel movement. It could be the die-off from the parasites or worms backing up in the intestines.

9) Start taking DE on a Friday, so that you have the weekend to adjust your body to the detoxification.

10) Keep a progress of your DE journey, i.e. keep a diary, so that you can monitor your healing crises, your ups and downs, etc…so that you can guide and advise your friends and families if they want to start taking DE also.

11) If you are on medication for high blood pressure, do take your blood pressure often during the day and only reduce or stop medication with the guidance of your doctor. Don’t take blood pressure readings within 2 hours upon waking up in the morning, as your blood pressure tends to be higher then (that is normal for everybody)


Possible Healing Crisis from taking DE

Because our body will be going through a detoxifying process when you start ingesting DE, you may or may not go through some healing crises, whereby you feel some minor headaches, or you feel tired, as if a flu is coming.  If the effects are intolerable, stop the DE or reduce the amount of DE. Drinks lots of water to hasten the process of toxin elimination. 

Die-off from the parasites/worms and the DE cylinders absorbing the bacteria and toxins from our body will cause more toxins that the body can’t get rid of fast enough, and that is what is causing the healing crises. But don’t worry, that is only temporary and shouldn’t last more than a few days.

If you feel a slight headache from taking the DE at the beginning, drink more water. 

If you feel stomach bloatedness after taking DE, drinking water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar will give you some comfort. 

When you increase your dosage of DE later on, you may experience slight headaches again. This is normal, as our body is adjusting to the increased DE. Drink more water  and you will be alright. But if you can’t tolerate the headaches, cut back on the amount of DE.

I read that for some people, they may experience a worsening of their ailments before they actually get healed from them. Examples – for people with asthma, they may experience more coughing with a lot of mucus being expelled. It is believed that asthma and allergies are due to lung larvae and the DE is working in killing them. Read Comment # 30 below. 

For me, I experience a comeback of my sinus (more itchy nose, itchy eyes, lots of sneezing and more mucus) from Day 14 to Day 20) after having clear sinus at the beginning of taking DE. I have always had sinus problems for many years, but now I can sleep and breathe better at night after taking DE. 


Where can you buy Amorphous Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth?

You can do an online search to find a distributor of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth near your area. 

In Malaysia, I bought mine HERE. Their DE is from Perma-Guard, USA.  

Make sure your DE is AMORPHOUS, FOOD GRADE and FRESH WATER sourced. 

I will post any additional information and feedback on DE at the comments section below. Anyone who has tried DE for their health improvement are most welcome to post their experiences here. 

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an amazing product from Naturel and not many people know about its good health benefits, especially in this part of the world. If you have a lot of ailments and would like to give DE a try, make you do your research first as the positive testimonials were provided by people who had tried DE and found the good effects for themselves. 

Take care and stay healthy,

choesf 😀 


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    Lowered Cholesterol to Normal!

    DE Testimony My name is Nicole and I am 22 years old. At age 19 I was informed that I had unhealthy Cholesterol levels in the mid-200s.

    As a healthy, active, young female this was a shock and after realizing it was a genetic trait I began trying many things to try to help lower this level. After deciding to do a zero-cholesterol diet for two months, which was extremely difficult on a college campus with resident hall food, and exercising every day during this time I was discouraged to find my levels only lower by 8-10 points.

    My doctor suggested beginning Cholesterol medications but this was not something I was interested in being so young. So I dealt with the tiredness, tried to watch, what I ate, and continued to exercise but still had high levels.

    After taking 1-2 tablespoons of DE food grade each morning for a month my Cholesterol levels dropped almost 20 points! This is twice the amount that my extreme dieting and exercise had done. Feeling more alert and better in the altogether

    I continued taking DE each morning and after using it for almost 8 months now my levels are within normal limits, meaning they have dropped nearly 40 points!

    This product has helped me feel better each day and will continue to help me live my life without worrying about effects later on! I would suggest anyone struggling with similar issues to try DE and see how much better you feel each day. Thank you DE food grade!


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      linda said,

      my lipoprotein {a} which is hereditary is 155,5 it should be below 30 docs say only can be kept low or get lower with statins are you saying this will lower that please x


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    I recently discovered DE and read through commentary to decide if it worked for me. I am experiencing many difficulties.

    1.) I quit smoking on January 2, 2010. I gained 30lbs by August. I got pregnant in August; at the age of 41. I gained even more weight. I had a cesarean and still don’t feel right.

    2.) I got hit with menopause so bad that I was hospitalized because I was getting my cycle every 15 days, which means that as soon as it stopped it started the next day! I was having 10-15 hotflashes per day!

    3.) I was having severe mood swings! I was having some anxiety too, which always followed with a hotflash.

    4.) I was constantly starving! Constantly eating! Blowing up like a balloon by the end of the day. Always feeling swollen. Tired! Exhausted! No energy! Never felt refreshed after 10 hours of sleep. Extremely constipated!

    Then I felt like I was pregnant and something was moving. I asked my doctor about it, I even made a gynecologist appointment to make sure. I’m not pregnant but I either had gas that felt like a moving fetus, or I may have worms.

    I started by taking 1 tbsp. 3 times a day for 3 days.

    Not a single hotflash or mood swing! My hunger has faded. I have lost a few lbs. and I have more energy. I feel rested when I wake up. My bones and joints don’t hurt. My fogbrain has lifted. And I haven’t vowed to kick anyone’s butt since!

    Further my nasal passages aren’t inflamed and I am no longer congested! I can actually blow my nose! That was the first sign that DE was working! I even felt an amazing tingle in the roots of my teeth!

    I don’t have high blood pressure or cholesterol, but I had hyper-tension really bad! That is gone!

    I scaled back the amount I was taking to 1tsp per day because I was super dehydrated! Its been 2 full weeks and I’m still feeling the benefits of this amazing miracle.

    I have been giving it to my dogs too! They know what it is and sit waiting for it every morning! I give them 1/2 tsp. per day. Ill probably scale it back to a 1/4 tsp. dose per day after the first freeze.


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    Doctor said “WOW”

    Hi! I have been taking it for about a year now. I am 49 years old. Grew some of my hair back, liver results were normal, finger nails are stronger, keeps my blood pressure in check, and better eye sight up close. Eye Doctor was on the wow side of my results cause its supposed to get worse, however it’s better. My wife just got her bone density test and the doctor was shocked for sure. It was better. Told her that whatever you are doing, keep it up. OH, also skin looks better…IT WORKS!!!!!!! Thanks Homer


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    Lower Blood Sugar for Diabetic!

    I have been diagnosed a diabetic back in 2008. I started talking diatomaceous earth 2 months ago, and noticed a considerable reduction in my blood sugar stats. My stats were usually above 200, however, since taking a tablespoon daily of DE I have notice my Blood sugar is now in the 130’s which is a significant improvement.

    I felt a need to share this as I hope others will recieve the possible benefits of DE. I have also treated a female friend of mine who suffers from severe womens hot flashes with D.E. (a tablespoon daily), and immediately she has experienced total relief from the flashes after going years with this conditon, and trying numerous medicines prescribed by doctors that never worked. This even surprised me because I know she was in a bad way with these flashes, and she couldn’t find any relief, no matter what she took for it. IM spreading the good news. This stuff is a blessing.


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    Helping Cravings, Coughs, and More!!

    As for my family and I, we have noticed having a lot more energy and not having the food cravings like we use to. My husband is a smoker and he used to cough alot a night and ever since taking the DE, he hasn’t been coughing anymore at night.

    My nails have been growing like crazy and my skin feels softer than ever and not so dry. I was so excited about the DE, that I gave some to my brother to try (which has to take medicine for his cholesteral and high blood pressure) and my neighbor too.

    My neighbor has already seen a lot of changes in his health. Just to name one, he was having problems with his prostate and was having trouble urinating. He was excited to tell me that after a few months of taking it, he no longer has problems with his prostate anymore or with urinating.

    I will continue to tell everyone I know about this wonderful stuff. I am a believer in the DE and its truly a miracle from God! May God bless you and your families.


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    Pain Gone-Blood Pressure Lower!

    Hi! On August 7th my husband and I began taking DE. He had been having severe pain in his one knee. Later that day he said it felt like he had less pain and I said that was ridiculous being he just started that day. But each day he seems to feel less and less pain. He’s 89 years old and no one can believe it as he has been always on the go.

    My left foot has been so sore that at times when I would massage it, it felt like it was broken. I can barely feel any pain now.

    Two days ago I had an appointment with our Doctor. It is a known fact that usually people’s blood pressure is higher in the doctor’s office because of stress. Mine is usually around 126 over 76 (but higher in his office)with a pulse in the upper 80’s but usually in the 90’s.

    Tuesday when my blood pressure was taken, it was 110 over 70 with a pulse of 73. Shock for sure. We are hoping to see far more results, but am very thankful to you and our Lord for answered prayer.


  7. 8

    Source –

    Clean Colon

    My husband went for a colonoscopy today. We had been doing ‘dirt’ (DE) for the past month. On his two prior colonoscopies dating back over the past six years, he has been suffering from ulcerative colitis. We are VERY HAPPY to report that the doctor said there is no indication of colitis!!! WE HAVE TO PICTURES TO PROVE IT!! We will keep doing ?dirt?. New York


  8. 9

    Source –

    Re: Diatomaceous Earth reviews PLEASE..

    I purchased Diatomaceous Earth a little over a month ago based on the reviews received from a few ladies. I’ve been taking a tablespoon at least three times a week. I have never been great at taking vitamins and such; I always forget.

    A week after purchasing I gave 2 cups of the earth to my brother who has high blood pressure and cholesterol issues. This is a 46 yr old man who had a stroke this time last year. In addition, our father died of High Blood Pressure at about the same age.

    Religiously he takes a tablespoon a day in the morning on an empty stomach. A few nights ago I get a phone call from brother asking me for some more of the white powder. He tells me that he has run out the powder which is working great. His BP has gone from 140 to 114, normal BP is 120.

    My fourteen yr old had BP of 114 last week. He is going to wait a couple of months before he tells his doctor about his lowered BP. I will check back in once he see’s his physician.

    His success has inspired me to be more diligent in taking my DE. I cannot speak on what it does for hair but I can tell you that after a month of taking DE my brother BP has dropped.

    Believe me I am astonished as well. Whenever I speak to my brother I question him about his blood pressure and his methods for taking the DE. When I initially gave it to him he said he was skeptical so he was only taking it a couple of times a week for about three weeks. He had his pressure checked and it had moved from 150-145 to 120. With 120 being the high of the normal range even he was amazed. Once he saw that he knew he had to take it on a regular basis. An additional three weeks and his BP was at 114. He has changed nothing nor added anything other than the DE to what he has been doing. Matter of fact he takes his DE with a glass of kool-aid in the morning. Too comical!


  9. 10

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    I’ve had massive hair growth. About one inch in top and two in the front sides and back. I guess i was taking it about 3 weeks and had my last texturizer on 6/4. So it probably gave me a 1 inch boost on the front, back and sides. Not too bad.


  10. 11

    Source –

    okay, here’s her email:

    Subject: DE (Diatomaceous Earth)

    Hi Sis,

    I got my results back from a test done on my carotid arteries.

    The first two tests, done in 2008 and 2010, showed mild to moderate Carotid Artery Disease.
    The test I just got back, done in March 2013, was normal.

    In two months DE cleared my carotid arteries.

    November, 2012 my Cholesterol was 237
    March, 2013 my Cholesterol is 207

    DE does work on the arteries, and plak build up. Yipppeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!
    Now I need to work on my weight. A and I will go on a gluten free diet.

    Thank you for sharing. If you want to use the above info, you have my permission.

    PS. I had a bright red pre-cancerous deal on my upper right shoulder. 3/4 in. in diameter.
    It is so faint now, you can hardly see it, and the redness is gone. I did take a picture of that, and as soon as I’ll take a current picture and send it to you.


  11. 12

    Source –

    Day 1 and 2.

    Feverish head flush and extra thirsty. The thirst was remedied by more water, and now I don’t notice it.

    I begin to see my fingernails were growing faster and had a much smoother finish.

    I also new hair growth near the temples, and the new hair is brown.

    My skin seemed to get really dry for a couple months,… now I’m seeing… (how do I put this?) like new skin
    coming to surface. It’s weird,..but also wonderful.

    THE 2 BIGGEE’s……. I mean so BIG to me that in my prayers at night I say thanks for it.


    For almost 4 years, quite often I’ll be doing my work, and this horrendous pain strikes my left side, up high under the ribs. It was starting to worry me, because short of childbirth, it’s one of the worst pains I’ve ever experienced.
    This has NOT happened since I’ve been on the DE! Before the DE, it was hitting daily.

    I was diagnosed with asthma in the 90’s, although I had occasional breathing problems since a child.
    The last two years it has gotten so bad, that it became hard to breath when laying down. The doctor gave me LButeryl…and I’d take a couple puffs every nite, and sometimes have to get up in the middle of the nite and drink strong coffee and another puff.

    After a week on the DE, I began coughing up thick strings of mucous…. I’d wake up at nite, coughing it up. HORRIBLE. I feared it was worms, but it was clear.,,.. but possibly the larva… under the magnifying glass I could see it… This went on for a several weeks, …. all day…. all nite…. and the metal crap… eeeewww.. But at nite the wheezing was lessening, and after about 4 weeks or so on the DE I NO LONGER NEED TO USE A NEBULIZER!!!!!!!! I haven’t used it since!!! The asthma, …. after years and years of suffering is (((((((((((gone)))))))))))……

    I am walking every day. I am swimming laps a half hour every day. Its not all at once, but I’m feeling stronger.
    And at night I’m thanking Yahuwah for B R E A T H…….


  12. 13

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    @ duchess47 – It should help you with your fibro. I convinced several friends with fibro to start using the DE years ago, they became fibro free, and their overall health improved greatly, gave them back their lives so to speak.

    I have used it for years, have low bp, excellent blood tests, am a much healthier person. My overall allergy problems are gone – except for salt cedars, and I don’t think much of anything deals well with cedars. I have no parasites-and I did have some emerge when first taking the DE, they were minor amounts, but still parasites none the less.

    I had some mild joint problems beginning when I started the DE, they are gone also. I use DE on my dogs, cats, horses, chickens, all the critters around the place. I regularly use a dusting throughout my house, living in the desert we have problems with lots of bugs, spiders, mites, you name it – all not found in the house since using the DE.



    • 14

      Vic said,

      Hi, you said you had some joint pains start as you started the DE? do you think the DE was to do with that? I have been taking DE for about 6 weeks and for the last 3 weeks i have been getting severe pain in both shoulder joints and the top of my arms when i wake up (and they ache during the day too) Will persevere for a couple more weeks before i go to the Doc.
      Any one else experience something similar when starting DE


      • 15

        Hi there, Vic 😀

        I am glad that you are taking DE, too. As there are no formal studies done on the effects of DE, it is hard to say if our joint pains are a side effect of taking DE. Just to be safe, I think it is better that you see a doctor if your pains are too painful.

        I am still taking DE (I think it is almost 3 years now? Lol) – 1 teaspoon daily, with a day or two off DE during the weekend. I have since learned that DE is very good for removing heavy metals from our body.

        Hope you will find relief from your pains soon!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


  13. 16

    Source –

    What happened to D.

    Two weeks BEFORE she discovered DE, a naturapath put her on a HERBAL Parasite combination that causes parasites to evacuate the nearest exit, … a RADICAL cleanse… then her cousin suggested the DE and slowed down the stampede to a tolerable level.

    She called me every day, and the emotional trauma is probably much worse than the physical detox.
    She has identified 4 different types of parasite, and there was probably more, but too small to see.

    They came out of her skin, via surface sores near the rectum, the colon, gobs seen in urine… she described the nose ones as smallish and white.
    The bellybutton one, she won’t describe, … just cries. The amount has significantly lessened, but she is still seeing them, and has bought two 50 pound bags of PermaGuard and doesn’t ever want to be without it again.

    From what I’ve read and experienced, DE won’t cause a mass exodus,.. it cuts and irritates the beasties, then dehydrates them.. I have read that eating lots of fresh pinapple and papaya, and enzymes will help further digest them in the colon, so you may not even see them.

    Another way to help yourself, would be to eat mostly fresh wholesome food during the months of cleansing. Parasites thrive on sugar and heavy meat eaters.


  14. 17

    I know someone who was hospitalized with pneumonia who started taking DE after I showed them this thread and it has been reported that they do not need nebulizer steroids on the days that they take DE 1 tsp twice daily. This person forgot one day and needed several breathing treatments.


    I started taking DE last Sunday. For several weeks I’ve had a little nagging pain in my lower right side. I was beginning to worry about it being appendicitis, but I noticed yesterday that it’s completely gone! Not even a twinge in over 24 hours.


  15. 18

    Source –

    Hubby and I have been on it for 16 days. I take a heaping tsp in morning coffee. Hubby has upped his to heaping tablespoon. We only take in the morning.

    My changes: Head and sinuses are a little better. But the biggie for me is that my brown spots are fading. Also I had two crusty bumps on my scalp and they are GONE!! My energy levels come and go. My floaters are leaving.

    Hubby’s changes: he is a bald headed man and suddenly he is growing hair on top of his head. Not just in spots but all over his head. And where as he was white haired, its coming in dark brown. His knees are feeling better. But the big thing are his energy levels. He is getting so much work done around this place. Needless to say we will continue with it. Am also thinking of adding the borax per the thread here at TB. We are very pleased.


  16. 19

    Winona said,

    magnificent post, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts
    of this sector don’t realize this. You should continue your writing.

    I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!


  17. 20

    Source –

    Yep, its taken some interesting turns.

    I’ve lost track of exactly how long I’ve been taking the DE, but feel like its been at least three weeks. I’m of the opinion its the fountain of youth, lol.

    I have more energy, am a bit less forgetful, allergy symptoms are still much better than they’ve been in many years, age spots and wrinkles seem to be fading. Woo hoo! The only “problem” I have is slight constipation, but I’m working on that. I’m still only taking about 3/4 tsp. in the morning only.

    Hubby seems to have a bit more energy as well, but it gets him into trouble. He feels like he can do things, but then when he tries he is immediately in horrible pain. I do believe there is hair growing on top of his head where there hasn’t been in a long time. I’m waiting for him to notice it.


  18. 21

    Lynn GOH Bee Hoon [KCL-EM] said,

    Hi, Can let me know where to purchase DE?

    Best Regards Lynn Goh


  19. 24

    Source –

    9 weeks for me now. Hair color is returning. Seasonal allergies are practically gone. My knees no longer hurt daily. Husband is on week 7, his allergies are gone. He used to take an allergy pill daily. His bald spot is getting smaller. Mosquito bites no longer welt or itch. We take 1 T every morning before breakfast.


    In our group, we’re all at about 8 months and seeing only positive results. Last night R_ and his wife visited. R-‘s wife showed me her fingers, which were knarled with RA. She’s happy that some of the swellings have gone down, and she said she has NO MORE PAIN in her hands.


  20. 25

    jen said,

    i hope to get as good results as the comments here. i’ve placed an order for 1 kg to try..have yet to get it though. fingers crossed. will update if it works.


    • 26

      Good afternoon, dear Jen 😀

      Yes, I hope you will see good results, too. Remember to start slowly like 1 teaspoon (unless you dare to jump right in with 1 tablespoon and then cut back if you experience intolerable healing effects)…and best is to drink it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. I read the “beasties” (parasites) are hungry first thing in the morning and we take the DE to kill them. 🙄

      Today is Day 23 for me – yesterday, I tried to increase my dosage to 2 tablespoons (1 in the morning, the other one in the afternoon)…unfortunately, I started to feel a mild headache. Today, I only took 1 teaspoon in the morning (7am) …cutting back to try and see what happens.

      But by 12 noon, I was feeling a bit tired and I took 1 tablespoon of DE then…I had a lot of energy already since.

      Listen to your body and go with your intuition on how you feel…it should be alright, as I have not read so far of people having bad effects from taking DE. Up til today, I am still searching and reading up else where to further my knowledge. 💡

      Do feel free to post here any feedback or queries you may have, and we will share our experience with others. 😉

      Good Luck!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. Oh, I forgot to mention that my daughter has given me some feedback on using DE to clean her teeth. My children have a genetic problem with their teeth – they have very porous and weak enamel and they have brownish stains and marks over time on their teeth. Eventually, as what their cousins did, they will require crowning for their easily worn-out teeth.

      I read that using DE to brush gently the teeth will restore and strengthen the enamel. So, my youngest daughter is the first of my “guinea pig” children to brush her teeth with DE. I had a look at her teeth just now – wow, they were really clean and shiny, as if just after a cleaning/scaling from the dentist! Very good results!

      She told me that the best way is to wet the toothbrush first, then dip the toothbrush into some DE and then squeeze out some toothpaste on…and brush gently the teeth. 💡


      • 27

        My update 💡 –

        Around Day 18 of taking DE, I started to get some red spots on my upper left arm. At first I thought they were mosquito bites but then, they feel differently. They itch a lot if I touch them and I instinctively scratch them like crazy…oops, better stop doing that. I applied some ointments. At first there were only like 6 spots….just now I counted, there were 11 ! 😯

        I read that sometimes we will have some form of rashes or pimple-like spots coming to the surface of the skin. One of the effects of the healing crises from taking DE are rashes, other effects are colds (like a flu is coming), metallic taste in the mouth and headaches.


  21. 28

    Source –

    My 77 year old arthritic mother started taking DE 5 days ago. By day 4 she says her back pain is as good as gone!

    Another lady I know started taking it a little over a month ago. She has had multiple health issues for many years that are now going away. She is a 63 yr. old smoker with that leathery wrinkled skin look. She has been making a thin paste with DE and water and putting it on her face for about 2 min. and rinsing off (careful not to get in eyes) every day. The skin on her face has made incredible improvement. People are shocked when they see her. They can’t believe how young and healthy she is looking now.

    I’ve come to the conclusion ( and I’m sure it’s already been said on this thread) that the sicker a person is the more drastic the positive results experienced.


    Originally Posted by Lei –

    I found a new use for DE . My gums were sore and irritated. Made a paste with DE and 2 days later gums were totally healed.


  22. 30

    Source –

    I started with 1 level tablespoon a day and drink plenty of water. For about 2 months I coughed up gobs of stuff… and noticed I didn’t need my inhalor to breath at night anymore.

    I had formed allergies to flower fragrances, especially lilacs and orange blossoms, and perfumes.
    The allergies are gone. I can wear my favorites now without a problem.

    I’ve read that these allergies and wheezing airways are caused by the lung larvae. Disgusting, but in my case its true. Countless doctors over a lifetime would listen to me breath and say ”’asthma”’ — no further tests — just a prescription for Lbuteryl..

    I no longer cough at night. I wake up breathing through my nose easily.
    I’m swimming 4x’s my former limit now, … and taking a teaspoon of DE with apple juice in the morning.

    And with all the food born illnesses going around, I feel it protects my gut.

    My cats get a small sprinkle daily in their wet food and they’re looking great.



  23. 31

    Zalie said,

    Thank you for the info Ma’am. In France, the DE can be bought from here, Was searching for it as I’m based in France. The company has a Facebook page.

    I need it for high cholestrol, blood pressure and some digestive issues ex. heartburn, acid reflux and acid-y feeling in stomach …..


    • 32

      Hi there, dear Zalie 😀

      Thank you so much for sharing the information on where you can get the DE in France – it will be helpful for my blog visitors from France 😀

      I hope the DE will be able to solve your health issues also. Do feel free to post here any additional information you may have or share your experience of the effects of DE on you when you start taking it. It is good if you can start a diary to record your daily DE progress so that you can see exactly how the DE is helping you, whether to cut back the dosage and to check if maybe you are having a healing crisis.

      Since you have high blood pressure – remember to take your BP readings a few times throughout the day…and if your BP readings are getting lower and lower by the first or second week, do like my husband did – go see your doctor to see if you can reduce your BP medications. When my husband’s BP went down so low, I was afraid that if he continues to take his BP medication, he may have low blood pressure and faint while at work! So, you have to watch your BP closely when you start the DE, okay?

      Our doctor told us that when someone stops taking BP medication when his/her BP is normalised and good, the BP without medication will be full blown in 2 weeks time, i.e. shoot up high again!

      Well, good news to report here – my husband has been taking reduced BP medication for 11 days now and his BP readings are still very good and healthy! The last I checked this morning before he went to work – it was 116/75!

      I read somewhere (I have to go search for that site again, LOL!) that DE can help with acid reflux, too…I will post that link for you when I find it. I am very confident that with DE, most of your digestive issues will be gone.

      Good Luck with your DE journey to good health!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 33

        P.S. From my personal experience (not sure if others will get the same effect 😳 ) – when I take the DE twice a day – my BP is nice and low (today was around 120/78, lowest at 116/72 just now) in the morning on the next day. If I take just 1 time in the morning, then my next day’s morning BP will be around 130/80.

        Tomorrow, I will test out another way of taking DE to stabilise my BP to be low 💡 ===>

        1) Take my 1 tablespoon dose first thing in the morning when I wake up.

        2) around 2 to 3pm – I will put 1 teaspoon of DE in a large cup and fill up with water – sip that throughout the day until night time (just refill the water, the DE will sink to the bottom but it’s okay)

        Right now, I am taking 1 tbsp in the morning and 1 tsp around 6pm


        More feedback on how DE is improving my sleep – I noticed yesterday that that despite drinking tea or coffee in the evening, I can fall asleep easily at 10pm last night! Whoooo…hooo! Before I started taking DE, I can’t fall asleep until midnight or 2am if I drink tea or coffee before 4pm! Now I can enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee after dinner! 😀


  24. 34

    DE normalizes blood pressure – high blood pressure is lowered, while low blood pressure goes up 💡 ===>

    Source –


    My husband and I have been taking “dirt” as we call it for about two months now, and there are myriad positive side effects..From stronger hair, to easing of his tinnitis, to my arthritis easing up a lot.

    But the one I didn’t expect was the normalization of blood pressure. My husband has (hereditary) high blood pressure, and I have low (like 90 – 50 range) low blood pressure.

    We have observed that his is consistently coming down while mine is going up. Today I was at 134 / 77 which is great. So – it appears that blood pressure normalizes either direction…


  25. 35

    Source –

    Okay, I thought I was done but I remembered one more thing–It has helped with my heart palpitations.

    I used to get them all the time and even had my first panic attack a couple of months ago. I believe I’ve only had 2-3 instances of heart palpitations since taking the DE.

    I’ve never had high cholesterol or high blood pressure, so I can’t vouch for that but it really has helped with my anxiety, which I was extremely grateful for after I had that panic attack because that was extremely scary.


  26. 36

    jen said,

    just took delivery of DE today and took 1 teaspoon with water. am looking forward to some changes! oh..hv msg you on fb too…will keep you updated


    • 37

      Hi there, dear jen 😀

      I am glad you have started on your DE journey and hope you will feel healthier, too! 😉

      Errrr…..I am not active on FB and not in “conversation/updates” there 😳 – I had to use FB to order from the DE Malaysia FB. LOL!

      Take care and remember to drink lots of water and eat high fibre stuff! Watch out in the next few days, in case your bowel movement suddenly stops or you get constipated – then take some natural laxatives to get things going right away. Your body will be going through a fast detoxification and parasitic elimination now – the toxins and parasitic die-off may be accumulating too fast than your body can get rid off.

      My youngest daughter (23 years old) didn’t experience any die-off nor healing crises…she felt normal and had even increased her DE to 3 tablespoons at one go. Other than being overweight, she is a very healthy girl.

      My latest update – yesterday, I purposely had some coffee around 8pm to see if I can fall asleep at my usual bedtime – well, I did! Amazing! DE helped me to sleep well at 10pm despite having had some caffeine. I even had a few vivid, adventurous dreams (yes, vivid dreams are a side effect of DE! )

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  27. 38

    Update on Day 26 of taking DE –

    My BP is good at 110/74 😀


  28. 39

    […] ===> almost 4 weeks ago, I started taking Diatomaceous Earth (DE in short and I wrote about it HERE a few days ago) , which have many health benefits, among which are feelings of good mood and […]


  29. 40

    Flin said,

    Hi choesf.
    I am a subscriber of yours. After reading your post, I am going to give DE a try. Had just place a COD order.


    • 41

      Hi there, dear Flin 😀

      Thank you for subscribing to my blog! I’m glad you have decided to try out the DE, I am sure you will find it beneficial to our health in many ways. Do feel free to share your experience here or to ask away any questions you may have when you start your DE journey…I will try my best to answer them to the best of my knowledge.

      Good Luck!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  30. 42

    Flin said,

    Thanks choesf. Wonder how long for the package to arrived in Ipoh ?
    I am a bit concern about the safety aspect but will start slowly.


    • 43

      You are most welcome, dear Flin 😀

      I am not sure how long it will take to send the package to Ipoh…you will have to ask the DE supplier 😉

      When you mentioned about the safety aspect, do you mean the quality of the DE powder, or how the healing crises may affect you?

      Starting slowly is good so that your body can ease into the detoxification by the DE. Different people will react differently.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 44

        Flin said,

        Am not sure whether there are any bad side effect from taking DE on a long term basis. It just me being a cautious conservative person. :).


      • 45

        It is good to be cautious and conservative, you will make your decisions very wisely 😉

        You can look up the Internet for bad side effects on taking DE just to be sure. I am still playing around with the dosages and methods of taking DE. My husband’s blood tests to be done next month will reveal if his BP, cholesterol and triglycerides have improved, whereas for me, I want to know if my cholesterol will come down. For me, if my cholesterol is normalised and I feel healthy already, I will cut down my DE dosage to just a teaspoon a day or so. I read that some people encountered a return of their ailments when they stopped taking DE.

        Perhaps, after one year of taking DE, take a break of one month and see how it goes before easing back into taking DE. 💡

        Heheh, at the moment, I think I will take DE for the rest of my life! LOL!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 46

        Flin said,

        LOL, it’s good that you have high confident in the product. It give me a bit of an assurance that DE has been good for you. I am in a similar situation as your hubby in terms of BP, cholesterol, uric acid. So I hope my result will be good next year lol.


      • 47

        Ah, if you are monitoring your BP daily at home, you will be able to see the effect of DE on your BP clearly. The cholesterol and uric acid level will only be revealed in your next blood test. I will report my husband’s and my blood tests results when we get them in November. 💡

        Good Luck with your blood test results, too!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 48

        Ukboleh said,

        Hi Choesf

        I am on medication for hyperthyroid I wonder whether if it’s ok to take DE . Have you come across any literature on DE and hyperthyroid. Thanks


      • 49

        Hi there, dear ukboleh 😀

        I am not sure if you can take DE when you are on medication for hyperthyroid 😳 Is there a way to monitor the symptoms of hyperthyroidism on you when you take DE together? I will post here for you if I find something on DE and hyperthyroid 💡

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 50

        P.S. ukboleh, I found some information here from ===>

        Res’d said – “For the first time in my adult life, my thyroid meds had to be reduced. I got thyroid disease in my thirties, and have had to increase about every five years. I will take this for the rest of my life. Period…..”

        …on hypothyroidism – Flipper said “I’ve posted here before about my thoughts that silica may also be low in thyroid folks, as those with obvious thyroid symptoms seem to be getting the best results from the DE. I notice I get enough energy to get things done when I take it, and I’m only taking a half teaspoon with water. I really need to remember to take it daily, but one big symptom of hypothyroid is memory loss, often severe, mimicking early onset of dementia/alzheimer’s. I think everyone with hypoT symptoms should be taking DE.”


      • 51

        P.S. ukboleh – Source –

        Mariette Franco says
        August 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM

        I also have take thyroid medication and am planning to try DE for my chronic health issues. You should take DE four hours before or four hours after your thyroid medication. I know that sounds impossible but thyroid medication should be taken on an empty stomach and for best absorption you should not consume calcium or iron within four hours of the thyroid medication. Because of this I think it is safest to do the same with the DE. Best of luck to you!


      • 52

        George said,

        Hi everyone,

        For those with hyperthyroidism, maybe you would like to read my post on it at

        I got hyperthyroidism in my younger days and was ‘cured’ after a few months of treatment by 1) western medicine, 2) chinese medicine and 3) foot reflexology.

        If you are not interested in chinese medicine, at least do the foot reflexology as it will help in your treatment.



      • 53

        Good morning, dear George 😀

        Thank you for your interesting article on how to cure hyperthyroidism 💡

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


  31. 55

    Zalie said,

    Dear choesf,

    Thanks for the infos.

    At least it’s good news for my acid reflux, acid indigestion problems. I have no choice but now I start to use an acid reducer and an anti acid. I hate those stuffs but can’t help it…….

    I am quite disappointed with the service of the DE supplier in France (that I mentioned in my previous post). I have paid them via paypal and they never get back to me. I sent them emails, but still no reply. I will try again. Luckily I didn’t buy a lot. I will try to check other sources. Maybe the DE supplier in M’sia can send me some. 😦

    Can’t wait to try the DE for its health benefits.



    • 56

      Hi there, dear Zalie 😀

      I am so sorry to hear that you have no news about your DE order 😦 – I think it is quite a bad service from them not to respond to you despite sending so many emails and your order was made quite some time ago.

      You can contact my supplier’s FB page to see if they can send to you in France. You can tell them that I referred you there from my blog.

      Do you have any Customs restrictions in France about people sending stuff to you?

      I am also looking forward to learning from your experience with taking DE for your acid problems…take care and Good Luck!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  32. 57

    Zalie said,

    Dear choesf,

    I contacted yr M’sian supplier. They are checking on the postage to France. Hopefully, it’s not too expensive. Anyway, I’ll try UK. Maybe they have a supplier there too. The postage would be cheaper I assume. I’ll cross my fingers.


  33. 64

    Hi there, dear friends 😀

    Here is my latest update after taking DE for 5 weeks 💡 ===>

    1) my blood pressure is still good – the reading I took a few minutes ago was 121/77 …. and I didn’t take any DE today to give my body a rest.

    I found that DE is really drying and if I don’t take enough water or eat high fibre foods, I will experience constipation.

    2) my husband’s blood pressure is holding around 128/83, which is good news as his BP medication was halved by our doctor 3 weeks ago. Hopefully, he can get off his BP meds eventually.

    3) my eldest daughter, who is a super light sleeper and who usually can’t get a good night’s sleep, is now sleeping deeper and she does not wake up a few times during the night anymore. She takes only 1 teaspoon of DE in her tea in the morning. On those days that she didn’t take DE, she couldn’t sleep well and deeply again.

    4) I saw hair growth on the top of my husband’s head today! Although he has no bald spots or a receding hair line, the hair on top of his head was quite thin/sparse. This morning, I saw baby hairs growing about 1.5cm long!

    5) I have cut back my dosage of 1 tablespoon in the morning to just 1 teaspoon nowadays…..just because I have a fear of being constipated.

    6) I find that when I put a teaspoon of DE into a 32 oz jug of water and I drink the water throughout the day, I get better effects like better moods and energy.

    7) I did try using 1/4 tsp of DE to scrub my stainless steel pot, and it made the job easier and the pot was shiny almost like new! However, DE is too expensive in Malaysia for me to use as a pot cleaner – I will just stick to using DE for health purposes! LOL!

    8) I noticed that my body and joints do not ache the morning after a day of doing heavy chores…previously, my knees and wrists would ache for days …

    9) I read this somewhere before (I forgot where) but someone mentioned that his bladder can contain more urine and he needn’t go to the bathroom frequently to pee. The same is happening to me … previously, I used to visit the bathroom very frequently and I noticed nowadays that my bladder can hold more urine like during my younger days.

    Okay, that’s it for now, I will post more feedback here later….

    With best wishes,

    choesf 😀


  34. 65

    Flin said,

    LOL. Dryness and constipation, that’s my experience as well, after 4-5 days of DE.


    • 66

      I need to drink 3 litres of water and my husband makes sure there is an endless supply of bananas at home! LOL!


      • 67

        P.S. On one occasion, I was trying another technique of taking DE, i.e. put 1 tablespoon of DE into a 32 oz (4 cups/1 litre) jug of water …let stand for 1 hour and then drink the water from there (let the DE sink to the bottom and don’t shake the jug)…although I felt the benefits was better this way (more energy, even better moods)….I got constipation. Taking Philips Milk of Magnesia laxative didn’t help and only when I took 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salt in a cup of water did “things get moving” again! Drinking more water and eating more fibre didn’t help. 😳


  35. 68

    Flin said,

    Plenty of water will help, I know. Didn’t know to add in the banana as well lol. Hope this will not make an “ape” out of us over this banana feast lol.


    • 69

      Well, we have quite a few “apes” at home! LOL! Sometimes, we buy 2 large bunches of bananas with different degree of ripeness so that we get a continuous supply. I made Granola Bars using DE a few days ago, just to add more fibre to our diet.


      • 70

        Oh, by the way, there is a new range of Cavendish bananas called “Cabana” (as compared to the “Montel” brand) … my fruit supplier said the “Cabana” bananas are super cooling to the body (people who are heaty will benefit from this) and can generate “angin” or wind in our body. She advised that pregnant ladies should refrain from eating Cabana brand bananas. There is a white round sticker on the bananas that says “Cabana” and this variety of bananas come from the Philippines. 💡


  36. 71

    Flin said,

    Just an after thought. Another possible solution is taking barley water. It’s economical and easy to do. 🙂


  37. 73

    Flin said,

    I read that barley contain soluble fiber which is the “glue” that “stick” to the waste. A few glasses of thick barley water and exercise will get me going real quick, else, papaya will also do the trick 🙂


    • 74

      Ah, so that’s how barley works, thank you for the explanation. I’ll be making a large pot of barley sweet soup then. I know papaya is good. 😀


      • 75

        I forgot to mention in my update earlier that on Day 29 of taking DE, I must have suffered from a die-off effect (the day before, I had done the DE in a jug of water method). I suddenly felt very cold n had aching joints together with a fever after dinner. I went to bed early n got my fever medicine ready in case the fever got too high. Around 1am, I felt better already n didn’t need to wear a sweater n I didn’t even take the medicine. By morning, I was feeling as good as new already.
        I hardly ever get fever in my lifetime n any fever usually came with flu or sore throats.


  38. 77

    Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is alkaline and has a pH of 8


  39. 78

    Feedback from my 52-year old husband 💡 ===>

    Since taking DE 6 weeks ago, he does not need to go to the bathroom to pee in the middle of the night now. His pee stream is stronger and much “fuller” and he is able to empty his bladder easily at one go.


  40. 79

    Flin said,

    Thank’s for the update.


  41. 80

    Found that DE was really effective in giving my jewellery a great shine and sparkle when I was getting ready to attend a wedding dinner last night! LOL!

    I just added a 1/4 teaspoon of DE powder to 1 teaspoon of water, and used a toothbrush to clean my jewellery! 💡


  42. 81

    Some of the people at the forum below have been taking DE for 17 months now – so far, no bad side effects were reported 💡 ===>


  43. 82

    Sam said,

    I have been following your blog for quite a while, but have not made any comments thus far. You are a conscientious researcher, and I admire your tireless efforts in trying to keep your family in good health.
    I am also a serious researcher in natural health matters, and have learned and practiced various health modalities. Okay, this is a subject for future discussion. Now back to DE.
    I have bought the DE, and will experiment cautiously next week. I consider DE as an excellent parasite cleanse, and detoxifier. It is not a cure all, and the good benefits and results on various people are probably the result of detoxification and parasitic cleanse.It probably improves the communication signaling between the brain and various parts of the body through the nervous system in the spine. This is why certain pain is reduced. The silica in the DE probably too helps in growing the hair, the nails, and in collagen production, leading to improved conditions in the joints, and skin.
    I am of the opinion that DE should be consumed periodically as part of a parasitic cleansing and detoxification program, and not to be used for long term. After “resetting” the body, we should be using normal food and other good heath supplements as well as exercises to keep the body in good condition.
    Do check out the following site: and look for articles on “Eliminating Parasites” and “Silica Supplements”. There are some discussion on DE in the articles, which will provide new insight to the subject.

    Will try to post my experience on the DE as I go along.



    • 83

      Hi there, dear Sam 😀

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and information on DE, and the link to the Healthywyze website – they are certainly very helpful. 💡

      I wrote about DE for human consumption with the hope that people may be more aware of the DE’s capability of eliminating parasites/worms, and in the process of the gut/intestinal cleanup, other health benefits are experienced – most notably the lowering of high blood pressure, cholesterol, improved energy levels and hair regrowth. While there is not a lot of research being done, and the human health benefits so far were from testimonials, it is really up to the individual people that are taking the DE to gauge how their body responds to DE.

      Today marks the 8th week that my husband and I have been taking 1 tablespoon of DE daily. For us, taking the DE is more for controlling our blood pressure and cholesterol levels…as it is our objective that he will be able to get off his various medication. We will be going for blood tests later this month and hopefully, we will see improvements in the results. For now, we will be on DE daily and see how my husband’s progress goes. For me, I am more worried about parasites and I read that some parasites are so well and deeply hidden that they even took up to one year to be passed out while on DE.

      Probably after a year or so on DE, we will evaluate our health situation and go from there. It is better that my husband is on DE, than on doctor’s medication because he doesn’t exercise nor does he watch his diet too much (he doesn’t like whole grains, vegetables nor fruits) 🙄

      If one is healthy and have no health problems, then it is best that he or she takes DE occasionally for detoxification and parasitic elimination.

      If one is on long term medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol, then he or she should monitor closely the effect of DE on them and if they are able to go off their meds…perhaps, they can slow down their DE intake.

      I am still monitoring my family’s progress on DE and I will update here if I have new information 😉

      Good Luck to all who have bought DE and are testing it out! I really appreciate all of you that take the time to share your thoughts and opinion here.

      I even got my Feng Shui Master who is also a Healer, Master atan, to test out the DE also. He has been taking 1 tablespoon of DE at night for the past 1 week and he reported after the first dose, the energy from the DE could travel to difficult areas and his legs felt stronger. I will also post his feedback here once I hear from him.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


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    I just read of another application of DE for humans 💡 ===>

    *** remove head lice by dusting DE very gently onto hair and scalp. Be sure to wear masks and gloves and try not to get the DE into the eyes. The person with the head lice can close his or her eyes when the DE is applied

    I remembered both my daughters got head lice while in their primary school and it took me quite a while to get rid of the lice with the lice shampoo.


  45. 85

    Update on my husband’s blood pressure 💡 –

    Just now, my husband visited our family doctor for his cough and cold, and our doctor was very happy with my husband’s blood pressure of 110/80 taken at the clinic 😀

    I joked with her that the good blood pressure reading must be due to my husband’s happy mood after a meal of curry rice (Nasi Kandar with fish and chicken curries and a vegetable) for lunch. Yes, despite not feeling well, he had curry rice because that is his comfort food! 🙄

    The doctor said, “Actually curries are good for health (if we don’t use too much coconut milk) and they are good vasodilators – hence, the good blood pressure reading.”

    So, that’s (curries?) some food for thought! LOL!

    Oh, we actually scheduled ourselves for some blood tests this coming Saturday, but because my husband is feeling under the weather, the doctor told us to do the blood work next week.

    With best wishes,

    choesf 😀

    P.S. My BP is holding around the 128/82 mark, sometimes slightly above 130/85 if I am in a rush – that is with one dose of 1 heaping teaspoon of DE in the morning.

    But last night, when I took a second dose of DE (a smaller teaspoon), my BP went down to 116/72 2 hours later. Still not sure how DE works in bringing down the BP …. but I am happy with its BP effects nonetheless.


  46. 86

    Theresa said,

    Hi Cheof,

    Was just wondering. If you were to soak your heaping tsp of DE overnight in a cup of water for your morning dose, will it give you more silica absorption?



    • 87

      Hi there, dear Theresa 😀

      Good to see you again! Yes, some people say that soaking the DE in water will help with more silica absorption…whilst others say if we take a little bit of acid (like lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar) with the DE, the silica will be converted to form small amounts of orthosilicic acid, which is absorbed by both plants and animals for the formation of tissues.

      I am not sure which actually works, but I have tried both methods occasionally. Instead of soaking the DE in just a cup of water, I put 1 tablespoon of DE into a 1-litre jug of water, and when I drink a cup of that water, I added a teaspoon of ACV to it.

      I have added 1 teaspoon of ACV to my cup of instantly made DE and water for drinking.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. I tried your baking soda tip for washing oil splattered wok and worked very effectively! Thanks for your great tip! 💡


  47. 88

    I found a very good and detailed article from Insider’s Health 💡 ===>

    Silica and Silicon: Amazing New Health Benefits from this Trace Element


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    From Mountain Mist Botanicals 💡 ===>

    Myth – DE is “agatized” silica and has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs hardness scale making it hard on the tissues. (Intestinal Tissues)

    Fact – This false claim is based on the hardness of pure silica, which has a hardness of 7. DE is not pure silica though. It is comprised of 80% silica, 10% metal oxides and 10% moisture. The actual hardness of DE is actually quite low, 1 to 1.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, which runs from 1 (the softest) for talc to 10 (the hardest) for diamond. This can be verified on this link showing the hardness for various materials on the scale:


  49. 90

    Theresa said,

    Hi Cheof,

    Very interesting!!! Silica and our body. And I supposed that DE is an organic silica?


    P.S. – It’s been a while. But, thanks for remembering me. Yup, I now love cleaning oily dished with a bit of baking soda. It gets the work done! And thanks to your blog, I still dilute my dish liquid with added fruit enzyme. 😀


    • 91

      Good afternoon, dear Theresa 😀

      There are 2 types of DE – Amorphous DE and Crystalline DE. Crystalline DE has been heated at extremely high temperatures for use as filters…and this is poisonous for consumption.

      Even with the Amorphous DE, we must get those that are from fresh water sources, certified Food Grade and OMRI listed. OMRI stands for “The Organic Materials Review Institute” and it is a private, nonprofit organization that determines whether or not products qualify as organic under the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). Products that are found to comply are listed on the OMRI Brand Name Products List.

      So, the DE that I take is organic silica. 😉

      Hehe, thanks to your testing and findings that cleaning enzymes that are more than 1 year old and mixed into detergent to wash dishes can help to keep our hands moist and prevent our finger from cracking – I now have many litres of 1 1/2 years old enzymes! LOL!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  50. 92

    Theresa said,

    Hi Cheof,

    Hope you’re having a joyful weekend. Speaking of silica, Master Atan was onto something when he have us take a daily cup of oat soaked overnight and consume it for breakfast the following morning. I wonder if Master Atan already knows this? I just read an article that oat is loaded with silica if prepared correctly. And Master Atan pinpoint it. I’m copying and pasting on the next post.



    • 93

      Good morning, dear Theresa 😀

      Thank you for the informative silica article 💡 – silica could be one of the benefits of Master atan’s technique of overnight soaked oats (without throwing away the water) for breakfast.

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 94

        Cjuan said,

        Hi, thanks for all the postings on DE and else. The reason for soaking the oats is to lower or eliminate phytic acid and lectins. This is how oats, cereals, beans, nuts and pulses should be eaten. The water used for soaking should be chugged away!! This is how our ancestors ate these food items – they intuitively knew that these undesirables should not be consumed… if not removed, they can leached out valuable minerals in the body. Similarly, wheat as in making bread should be left alone for 24 hrs so that the lectins will break down but this is hardly the case in modern bakeries with the quick-fix and quick-money-making mentality. Sourdough is the answer. There is one Paris-trained baker in town that goes by the name Tommy who even allows his sourdough to mature for 3 whole days…
        Cheers, Cjuan


  51. 95

    Theresa said,

    —————–March 2002
    Silica-The Forgotten Nutrient by Siegfried Gursche, MH

    There is no life on earth without silica. All creatures–insects, plants and humans–need silica for structure to stand upright, and for stronger bones, smooth skin, shiny hair and beautiful nails.

    Within the plant kingdom, the common herb horsetail is extremely rich in silica. We all have seen this plant that looks like a miniature Christmas tree. It pops up everywhere in spring. The smaller variety, spring horsetail, grows on sandy, clay-rich soil. During my herbal apprenticeship, I picked and dried a lot of horsetail. One of the more popular herbs, it is considered to be of significant importance as a healing herb rich in the organic vegetal silica that was lacking in our diets.

    But how can we lack dietary silica when it is the most abundant element on earth, second only to oxygen? Silica is as plentiful as sand on the beach–literally! Yet in its inorganic form, it does not do us much good. Just like any other inorganic mineral such as iron, calcium and magnesium, silica is poorly absorbed by our bodies. Minerals need to be predigested or chelated—that is, changed by plants into an organic flavonoid form to be fully absorbable by humans. This is exactly what horsetail does. It absorbs inorganic crystalline (silica) from the sandy soil, then changes it into organic vegetal silica. The plant-absorbed and transformed silica becomes an organic nutrient that we humans cannot do without.

    Organic vegetal silica is a “jack-of-all-trades.” It has many important functions in the body. Without silica, we would have brittle bones and be prone to osteoporosis because the renewal of bones and creation of cartilage depend heavily on vegetal silica as a nutrient in combination with calcium. Broken bones heal much sooner when our food intake is high in silica or when supplemented with vegetal silica.
    While horsetail is the pinnacle herb for silica content, one of the best food sources for silica is oats. A breakfast muesli made with raw soaked oats eaten daily supplies lots of silica. (Guess why horses fed with oats are so strong and have such shiny coats?) Without silica there would be no lustre to our hair; we would have brittle nails, rough and itchy skin and no elasticity in our connective tissues. Our immune systems would suffer and we would grow old sooner. Pregnant women benefit greatly from adding silica to their diets, as it prevents stretch marks. For babies, one of the best first additions to mothers’ milk is strained oatmeal. This lays the foundation for strong bone structure.
    Silica is also available as a mineral gel, which is basically a colloidal dispersion of ultramicroscopic parts of silica. It can be used internally to help normalize an over-acidic stomach, heal colitis, Crohn’s disease and diarrhea. It is effective even with bladder infections. Silica gel acts like a sieve or filter, as it binds pathogenic agents that cause sickness. It actually activates the phagocytes, which are hungry cells in our bodies that gobble up toxic elements and viruses. Applied externally, silica gel does a lot of repair work to damaged skin, scratches, pimples, acne, sunburn and stretch marks.

    Prior to 1990, silica was not even recognized as an essential nutrient by the Health Protection Branch (HPB) of Health and Welfare Canada. It was only when I turned over my collection of silica research material to Klaus Kaufmann to compile it into two easy-to-understand books–Silica: The Forgotten Nutrient, and Silica: The Amazing Gel, both published by alive Books–that HPB listed silica as a nutrient.
    Today, with ongoing research, we know that silica is absolutely necessary for a healthy and fully functional body. In Germany, in the area surrounding the city of Daun, there is an extremely low incidence of cancer. In searching out the reasons why the locals should be more fortunate than folks elsewhere, it was discovered that the local water well is unusually high in silica!

    Dr Paul Gerhard Seeger, MD, was a respected oncologist and researcher at the famous cancer research hospital Charite in Berlin (at that time East Germany). I had the privilege of corresponding with him. In one phone interview with me, he admitted that with all his experiences in cancer treatments, he would never treat cancer again without integrating silica in basic cancer therapy as a defending and modifying element.

    I recommend silica in a wide variety of products: horsetail plant juice, tincture or herbal tea, aqueous extracts of spring horsetail in powder or capsules, and silica gel. In any case, the people in your local health food store will be able to advise what’s best for you. Just one caution: if you pick your own, never ingest raw ground horsetail, either in capsules or powder. Horsetail herb is used as a scouring agent to polish tin and will have an abrasive effect on your stomach lining. However, raw horsetail, dried or freshly picked, can be added to bath water–it is soothing to painful kidneys and a wonderful relief for rheumatic pain.

    Horsetail Cooking

    Many modern foods are so refined, they no longer contain their original healthful ingredients. We eat white bread and white nice, and we remove the silica-rich skins from almost all of our vegetables. The following table shows the silicic acid content of various unprocessed foods rich in silica that I would recommend for increased silica consumption.

    Food (100 g) Silica Content (mg)
    Oats. 595.0
    Millet 500.0
    Barley 233.0
    Potatoes 200.0
    Whole wheat grain 158.0
    Jersusalem artichoke 36.0
    Red beets 21.0
    Corn 19.0
    Asparagus 18.0
    Rye 17.0

    Source: Silica: The Forgotten Nutrient by Klaus Kaufmann (alive Books, 1993).

    Proven Herbal Medicine

    During the 1800s in Germany, the famous Father Sebastian Kneipp revived the popularity of horsetail as an herbal medicine. In the 1980s, Austrian herbalist Maria Treben resurrected its popular usage. Although its medicinal value seems to be ignored by orthodox medicine, horsetail is recognized for its potent diuretic and astringent qualities. It was used by Dioscorides in ancient Greece and found its way into medieval herb books via Plinius and Albert Magnus. Horsetail has proven useful in lung problems, including tuberculosis (silica stabilizes scar tissue). It promotes regeneration of skin, bone, muscle, cartilage and connective tissue. The juice is good for anemia created by internal bleeding from ulcers, since it promotes blood clotting.

    About the Author

    Siegfried Gursche is the founder and publisher of alive Magazine, a master herbalist and the author of several books including Fantastic Flax (alive Books, 1999).


  52. 96

    Sam said,

    I have been taking DE for 9 days. Dosage: one heaping tsp per day in the morning. I am taking the cautious path, because normally I cannot gulp down lots of water at one go, and has to slowly sip it throughout the day. However, after a few days, I managed to drink lots of water without feeling bloated.
    In the first two days, I had a low grade headache, which did not bother me too much. It went away eventually. Bowel movement is okay, as normal, no constipation. Energy level is good, as normal. Sleep is good, as normal.
    In the fifth day, I began to develop flu like symptoms, which include irritable nose, sneezing and irritable throat. Not quite sure whether it is the result of the detoxification process, but it is more likely that I was getting an infection of the throat, which get worse, as the days passed. Took some liposomal vit C, and managed to keep the throat infection in check.
    One thing which concerned me was the apparent increase in blood pressure. My normal bp is in the 120 -130 range, After 3 days, the bp dropped to 111/68, which was encouraging. However, subsequent bp readings for the rest of the days, was a steady increase to the 130-140 range, and today was 150/82. I don’t know what is happening, except that I had been taking DE, and probably I was being hit by a potential throat infection, which did not get full blown.
    Anyhow, I will continue to take DE at the current dosage, and monitor the bp. If it does’nt go down, I may take a break from DE consumption, and monitor again.


    • 97

      Good evening, dear Sam 😀

      Thank you so much for sharing your DE experience here 😉 .

      Wow, the increased BP is indeed a concern. Luckily, you are taking just a teaspoon of DE for now, so your possible healing crises are not full blown. Except for your increased BP, your DE progress is quite similar and normal to the experiences of those I read from the US. Most reported feeling sick and coming down with a flu or fever, generally under the weather by the first or second week.

      Are you taking enough water? If you sweat a lot during the day, you have to compensate and drink extra water for that day.

      I checked back my daily BP records – on 21 October at 12 noon, my BP jumped to 146/93 for the first reading, and the second reading was 138/92. I tracked back to any unusual incidences that could have caused my BP to spike alarmingly so high….well, that morning, I ate 2 not-too-fresh curry puffs and I suffered from stomach bloatedness and I was feeling really uncomfortable, hence my BP shot up. For the rest of the day, my BP hovered around 140/88 …. and in the evening, I decided to take some calming herbs (I took a tbsp of motherwort tincture) and my BP at 6pm finally dropped down to 128/75!

      The other only time that my BP went above 135/75 was once when I was caught in a horrendous traffic jam and I was really stressed driving then. 🙄

      Perhaps, you can stop the DE consumption for now, wait until your BP drops to normal range and give your body a rest… before resuming again. Don’t take any chances as your BP has been so high for a few days now.

      This coming Saturday, my husband and I will be going for our blood tests and I will report back here with the results next week – I am keeping my fingers crossed for good news!

      Other than you, I know of a few other people who told me they have bought the DE and are testing it out ===> Flin, Peng Lam and Sharon from Malaysia, and Zalie from France. I hope they are not suffering too much from the healing crises 😦 … hopefully, we will hear news of their DE experience 💡

      Take care and get well soon! Also, listen to your body and gauge your DE consumption – you also need to nurture and rest your body more during this period – take apple cider vinegar and honey, and drink lots of water. Once you get over the awful healing crises, you will experience a great sense of wellbeing and rejuvenation! 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  53. 98

    Flin said,

    Hi choesf, you called , lol 🙂

    Initially I started with just a 1/4 teaspoon of DE and slowly increased it to a heap full teaspoon.Other than the thirst and the initial mild constipation, I did not notice any other differences.
    My BP still hover around the 129/83 level which is normal for me but I am on medication for this.
    I must admit that I did not take the DE on a daily basis so my short experience with it is very limited at best. When I took a heap full I feel a bit light headed, temporary. That is why I decided not to take it daily. I am still playing with the dosage as well. I must stress that my short experience is very limited but I will carry on 🙂


    • 99

      Hi there, dear Flin 😀

      Hahaha…I am glad you heard me mentioning your name! :p

      Thank you so much also for sharing your DE experience here and welcome to our DE discussion group. 😉

      It is okay to start slow – there is no right or wrong way of taking DE. You are your own best judge of what is best for you. Just follow your intuition and listen to your body to gauge your DE dosage. It is fascinating how increasing your dosage to a heaping teaspoon caused you some lightheadedness. Good that you cut back your DE in view of that.

      Since I last posted my updates, I have found that my endurance and energy level has become really high…I will write about that in another post later. Also, I have found an amazing regional herb that has a lot of benefits (almost as exciting as DE benefits) that the DE has and I will write about that after my blood tests. With DE and that local herb (I’m keeping its name a secret for now) combined, I am 100% sure my husband will not need any of his medication next year.

      Looking forward to everyone’s DE feedback here…

      Good Night!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. At the rate of DE you are on, you should probably see some effect on your BP around 3 to 4 weeks’ time 😉


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    I stumbled onto another website that has more feedback from taking DE, especially on diabetes? ===>

    “….well i went for a couple blood test last week and checked with pharmacist doctor, with all my drugs i am taking. mostly stuff dealing with diabetes, my a1c was at 6.2, dropped .7 after started taking DE,, my triglyceride dropped 102 points from 270 to 168, hdl went up from 35 to 47, i guess taking DE is making a difference, the doctor says i was doing very well, but i am having problems dealing with gabapentin, all the side effects i thought was from DE was from gabapentin. man made drug what can i expect. and dealing with winter depression…”

    “…like I said before, I am not real consistent with this, but I think I’m ready to commit to it, if for no other reason than to cut the insulin I take each day. I also have fibromyalgia and take a lot of meds for that too, so any cut is a good thing. I tried it in slimfast (I don’t eat breakfast) it clumped. I mix it with coffee, and there isn’t much of a taste, the texture is just a little off.
    One of my fibromite friends read one of your original posts on DE and she’s convinced, she’s also a retired PA.

    Okay, so I weigh about 250, so 1 tablespoon twice a day. I’ll start there.

    thank you so much for sharing this with us….”


    From :-

    “…i was at the VA having my blood taken and got to talking to a old vet who was having infection in his sack, had 3 operations there and they kept cutting away a knot that kept coming back,, is this a hormone thing? anyway, he finally said enough and started looking outside the box,, someone told him about diatomaceous earth, a silca base mineral, used to kill bugs and for other things to keep bacteria out of food, it was fed to animals and in plants mostly. anyway he started taking it and found , he had worms. it killed them right away. he said his sugar went normal and cholesterol and blood pressure went normal, and he quit taking all the drugs for them, what do u think? i read about it, and found it is sort a wonder thing the FDA tries to keep off market for human use,,, big pharmco can not patent and tries to keep off market. mostly Texas. but can be brought from earthworks in Nebraska or at home depot as a filter material and bug killer…”


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    From :- on die-off effects…

    Ladywear said ,”…With die-off I get really really lightheaded and feel like I am going to pass out. I get very frightened by this because I dont ever see anyone else who feels like this? Does anyone here feel lightheaded? thanks..”


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    sri said,

    Hello, after reading your post and watching few videos on youtube about DE i have got some confidence to take DE.. so i have been taking DE for a week (2 tbsps every day) . first few days i have experienced some detox symptoms like feeling little gassy and going to BR several times and far these are the changes i have noticed..i have lost about 1 to 2 lbs, my energy level increased, my hair fall reduced about 30% so far and hair feels smoother and stronger.. my skin is smooth and got little tighter. i have some very small bumps under my skin (i feel that they are small fat deposits) i have noticed that they are getting smaller each day.. So far i am happy with the results i am seeing and i am going to continue to take DE as long as it gives me good results.. i also want to mention that i am also taking probiotics (everyday) and coconut oil (occasionally).
    I have high cholestolor so after few more weeks i would like to go for cholestorol test and see if DE improved my cholestorol readings..
    I really want to thank you for sharing your experience of taking DE in your site.. I felt really reassured to take DE after reading your post..Please keep updating the site with your progress and i will try to do the same..

    Thank you.


    • 103

      Hi there, dear Sri 😀

      Thank you so much also for posting your feedback on DE here and welcome to our little DE discussion group. May I know which country you are from?

      Wow, so far you are the one among us that took the most DE at the beginning – 2 tablespoons! I am happy for you that you are experiencing good results already after the initial die-off effects from the DE. Taking the coconut oil helps with hastening the removal of toxins from your body and the probiotics help to improve quickly the flora in your intestines – good move there!

      Now that you mentioned small bumps under your skin, I just noticed that the bumps or “lumpiness” or “uneven texture” under the skin on the outer part of my upper arms have gone and those areas are now firm and smoother. My lady healer friend used to scrape (gua sha) those areas for me saying that it not good if we have bumps/lumps in the outer upper arms area. I don’t know what those bumps were but they are now gone after taking DE and I didn’t noticed it until now! LOL!

      Take care and feel free to jump into our DE conversation anytime!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


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    Update – my husband and I had gone for our blood tests this morning. My husband’s BP reading was still good at 110/75. Mine was 123/75.

    We will be going back to our doctor on Saturday next week for the blood test results, and I will write about them here then. 💡

    As of today, we have been taking DE for exactly 2 months!


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    thanks you SO MUCH for posting about this! i Really need to try this! i have dance and sports related injuries and i’m prone to hair loss whenever i lose sleep or get stressed out
    i’m going to buy some food grade diatomaceous earth soon!


    • 108

      Hi there, Dimora 😀

      Yes, do try taking DE for your dance and sports related injuries and hair loss. I have been taking DE for exactly 3 months now and I noticed that if I had overworked my body or sprained some of my joints or muscles, I recover very quickly by the next day. Before taking DE, it would have taken me at least 3 days to get well!

      Also, my endurance and energy levels have improved a lot – so the DE will be good for you in your dancing and sports as well!

      My baby fine and sparse hair has now become a good head of thick hair and my hair loss is almost non-existent. I think I drop about less than 10 strands of hair a day and I shampoo my hair every day.

      Hope you will experience lots of benefits from DE, too!

      Happy New Year!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


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    I take DE, and have been very pleased with the results. Just lately, I have read online, several places, where people have posted that it can harm your digestive system. It seems to have HEALED mine, and I do not understand the negative comments.

    One, was about someone who had taken DE with Ibuprofen, and had to be rushed to the hospital with a bleeding stomach. Thankfully, a nurse counter-posted that it was most likely due to the Ibuprofen, and not the DE. I agree with her.

    The other places that I read, and did not “bookmark”, referred to DE damaging the intestines. We have used it for years, with no such side effects.

    Do you know to what those people are referring?


    • 111

      Hi there, alwaysinvestigating 😀

      I am glad you have been happy taking DE for years and that it seems to have healed your digestive system, too.I searched a lot in the Internet for cases of anybody having negative effects from taking DE, and like you, I only came across that person who had a bleeding stomach due to Ibuprofen, and about people who claimed that DE may damage the intestines. But I also read somewhere (I forgot where) that the DE is too fine to damage the intestines..I will try to look for that statement again and post it here.

      Do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  62. 112

    alwaysinvestigating said,

    I just left a long comment, and then was asked to log in. I hope the previous comment “took”. After I logged in, it vanished.


  63. 113

    alwaysinvestigating said,

    Okay – it looks like it did NOT take. Rats…

    I was asking if you knew about the controversy about taking DE. I personally love it, and have used it off and on for years.

    If my other comment came through, and is merely awaiting moderation, that is fine. If not, I will re-post it later.


  64. 115

    Flin said,

    Wow, DE discussion still ongoing lol. Great.


  65. 116

    alwaysinvestigating said,

    Thanks, happyhomemaker88 – I was wonder about where my comment went.

    If Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth was as “dangerous” as some would like us to believe, then why wouldn’t people who feed it to their livestock, be warning everyone? We have used it with our dogs, to great benefit, and I take it myself, with positive results.

    The online testimonials are overwhelmingly in favor of it. I understand that people can claim just about anything, online, but I have my own personal experience to vouch for its efficacy.

    Not only does it seem to make my nails and hair grow fast – it appears to encourage the natural dark brown color of my hair, return. I have observed a lot of gray and white hairs, that grow from my scalp, turn brown about 1 inch from my scalp. It also looks like the new hairs that are sprouting up everywhere, are ALL dark brown.

    I could not attest to DE helping my energy levels, as I normally am high energy, and have been since I was a young child. I also eat Moringa that I grow, and several bananas early in the day, so there are other factors involved, but since I started taking the DE in earnest, my digestive system has felt “worlds” better!


    • 117

      Hi there, alwaysinvestigating 😀

      Yes, I so agree with you – if taking DE can be so harmful, we should be hearing news of it. But people are still continuing to feed their livestock and pets with it. For humans, we are our own guinea pigs and the benefits of taking DE are only known through word of mouth.

      I am glad your dark brown hair is growing back – I am still having gray hair…but I suppose I will be asking too much for black hair to regrow back? Lol!

      I read that eating Moringa is really good for health, too!

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with DE. I am still taking it daily but only just a heaping teaspoon, while my husband is still on a large tablespoonful….but we do stop once in a while.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


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    Fay said,

    Hi happyhomemaker88, I’ve been reading about DE for a couple of years (everything I can get my hands on) and I’m expecting mine in the mail any day now (I thought I’d better give it a go). It seems that, even though most people start taking a tsp dose, it’s not until they regularly take a tbsp that good results are seen with their blood work. Maybe long term 1 tsp doses might eventually work as the body absorbs more silica, yes?

    I’m hoping to get rid of back and ankle pain, both caused by injury. Lots of little problems too. I’ll let you know how I go.


  67. 120

    Fay said,

    Hi Choesf,
    Thank you so much for the link to the paida and Lajin. I’ve never heard of them before and I’m very eager to try it. My back was injured almost 20 years ago so I’ll go easy with it and increase the time gradually. It would be so wonderful to be able to do something….anything….without the pain.

    We’ve been taking the DE now for four days and my husband says his hip pain has lessened by around 50 percent. I was very surprised because he is so sceptical about trying anything new. He has always believed that a person gets decrepit as they get older and that his hip pain was just age-related.

    The first thing I noticed was that I slept right through the night and didn’t have to get up to go to the loo at all. This has happened each night now; not a one off thing.

    Our daughter said she had “strange” diarrhoea but didn’t elaborate.
    Our sixteen year old cattle dog who was having trouble getting up from the floor and was pacing the house all the time, day and night, has settled tremendously from her first dose. She is moving more freely without any problems, is smiling more, and is acting energetic like a puppy. She is getting up off the floor now without any problems (after only four doses of one teaspoon in her nightly food). She has stopped all her pacing!!!!

    I can’t elaborate on medical statistics because we never go to a doctor. (We are in our late 50s)

    Thank you so much Choesf for this very dedicated and informative site.



    • 121

      Hi there, dear Fay 😀

      Thank you so much for sharing your husband’s and your experiences with DE. Wow, I am so happy for you that both of you and your dog showed amazing improvements after just taking DE for 4 days! I am still as excited with DE today as I was when I started taking it on 29 August, 2014 (yes, I remember the date because I was so impressed with DE! Lol!) .

      I tapered down my dosage to just 1 teaspoon a couple of months back….just for maintenance purposes….until someone here told me that we really to see better results with 1 tablespoon, and I agreed wholeheartedly with her! Now, I am back to 1 tablespoon of DE first thing in the morning, right after I brush my teeth. My husband is on 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of DE from Day 1, because he is big sized and weighs more than me. 😉

      Take care and stay healthy with DE, Fay!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


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  69. 123

    Jessica said,

    I just started taking DE.Tonight is my first night….I feel like something is moving under my skin and it is making me itchy. I have read most of the reviews….I am taking DE for a few reasons. One I want to clean out my body of parasites..Two I have hip pain and I do not sleep well. I have read it can help with pain.

    I understand the symptoms of detoxing.


    • 124

      Hi there, Jessica 😀

      Thank you for sharing your experience on taking DE here. It is scary to hear that you feel like something moving under your skin after your first dose of DE, hopefully it is just a side effect of the parasitic die-offs. I am glad that you have prepared yourself well with your research, as that will help you understand better of what is happening to your body when you are on DE.

      I was counting the duration my husband and I have been on DE – we have just passed our 6 months. I can confidently say that DE will help with your hip pain and with helping you to sleep well eventually. I noticed that despite not doing Lajin for my backaches for the past 1 month, my backbone is stronger these days and I no longer suffer from back sprains whenever I do too much heavy house chores.

      Take care and may you benefit a lot from DE, too!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  70. 125

    Mimi said,

    hi i just started my first teaspoon of DE march 1 this year and am going through the flu like symptoms and have gotten a full body skin sensitivity. my face has turned a bit leathery in feel (i am only 26, and no wrinkles yet) so this is abnormal. im assuming this is just the die off phase of taking DE. i also have eczema and allergic to nearly every environmental allergen so hopefully once the rashes go away so will my eczema and allergies. along with the dry leathery skin all over my face i have also started breaking out in pimples, which even during puberty i have never had acne.

    i am wondering how long i should expect to have this rash and sickness for because it is getting to be a bit unbearable. currently i am taking 1tsp- 1 heaping tsp twice a day. going to try 3x a day starting today because i have a week of do nothing. i am hoping i can detox as much of the toxins out this week as possible since i have time to just lay around and take what uncomfortable symptoms it is throwing me.

    so far i have witnessed a jump in energy that is longer lasting and more stable. though i am feeling sicker, i do have more clarity and better memory (which unlike being actually sick, my brain would have shut down otherwise). i have also noticed an increase in urine containment in bladder. i can sleep through the night even right after downing two glasses full of water (one with DE in it).

    i have a few questions since i am a bit new to DE:
    1) how long does the die off/sickness/rash phase last?
    2) does taking more DE at a time initially or more often cause those above reactions to onset more intensely but also die off quicker?
    3) for maintenance, i read above 1tbs is more beneficial than 1tsp, i would like to know how greater an impact is that difference? so far i am 9 days in and have not worked up to 1 tbs yet. trying to decide if the difference is really all that great.
    4) how do you know when all the parasites/worms are out of your system? in which then to stop DE or to start taking DE for maintenance purposes instead of 2-3x a day.

    thanks for all the links, info, and stories, i have learned so much from this one site alone. i will be checking back frequently to continue reading new comments. this was one of the best sites for DE i have come across, i am so thankful for your help!


    • 126

      Hi there, Mimi 😀

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience here on taking DE. Wow, you are indeed very brave in experiencing your full detox symptoms in your one week of leave. I would do the same as you … take as much DE as we can so that the die off effects will be over soonest. But we have to listen to our body, if at point in time, if we feel we can’t stand the suffering from the detox…cut back on the DE amount.

      As to your questions ===>

      1) I can’t say how long the die off effects will last for sure – different people will react differently to DE. For me and my husband, we experienced the die off effects of the parasites for about a few days to a week. Then, once in a few weeks to a month for the first few months, the die off effects repeated itself..but in a milder manner. I read some parasites will take a longer time to be eliminated by the DE and hence, a repeat of the die off effects still later on.

      2) this is only my personal opinion – but I believe that the more DE we take daily, the die off effects will be more intense but shorter, compared to a lower amount of DE consumed. However, the benefits of take DE will also be faster when we take more DE.

      3) after a few months on DE, I cut back my DE dosage to just 1 teaspoon a day….but after someone commented above that taking 1 tbsp of DE is better, I increased back my DE to 1 tablespoon a day and it is true, I feel much better with the 1 tablespoon dosage. I didn’t really feel anything with just 1 teaspoon. So, I will stick to 1 tablespoon of DE daily – taking first thing in the morning after I brushed my teeth. My husband is on 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of DE because of his large body size.

      If I could, I would like to take a tablespoon of DE twice a day – once in the evening – but taking too much DE causes constipation for me. I found that if I take DE twice a day, my blood pressure reading is excellent the next day.

      4) I don’t know if all the parasites or worms are out of my system – I hope there are! I read that a sinus problem is also due to lung larvae. My sinus was cleared at the beginning of taking DE and then it comes back once in a while. So, I am thinking I may still have lung larvae and I hope to clear that up as soon as possible.

      For maintenance, I will stick to 1 tablespoon of DE once a day, and almost 2 tablespoons for my husband. There benefits of DE are too great for me and my husband to stop taking them…and so, we are still on DE.

      My sleep is superb these days…if I want to, I can even sleep for 12 hours! Lol! At my menopausal age, sleep would not have come easily if I were not on DE. You are right…our bladder control is greatly improved once we take DE. I don’t know why, but our bladder can hold more urine compared to before taking DE. Previously, I have to run to the bathroom frequently, and nowadays, I hardly need to do that.

      To help you cope with your die-off effects, you can try doing the following 💡 ===>

      1) take some good probiotics to help put in some friendly bacteria to improve your gut/intestinal health

      2) try doing some oil pulling first thing in the morning when you wake up to help get rid some of your body toxins.

      3) drink more water than you would usually do…peeing helps to remove toxins from your body…so the more water you drink, the faster you will pee out the toxins

      4) drink apple cider vinegar mixed with honey

      5) take some good multivitamins or eat lots of leafy greens, fruits to put in more nutrition into your body.

      If you can stand the die-off effects as much as you can, you will find that the eventual health benefits that you gain from DE are all worth that suffering. But you must listen to you body – cut back on the DE if it gets too tough for you.

      Take care and have a safe DE journey!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


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    My latest update 💡 ===>

    1) my white hair that used to grow out from the scalp is now replaced with dark brown hair. Yippee!

    2) I recently received compliments from relatives that I haven’t met in many months that I look “younger and younger”! Lol! Skin tone and complexion has improved a lot since taking DE 6 1/2 months ago.

    3) my husband’s and my blood pressure is now stable around 120/70s or 120/80s.

    4) we are still enjoying good sleep at night most of the time (the rest of the time, I couldn’t sleep well due to a blocked nose from the haze)

    5) last week, my beagle was yelping, listless and shivering for no apparent reason and even the vet couldn’t tell what was wrong with him. One evening, he passed out a long thin slimy hair-like strand and right after that, he was jumping and running around actively, typical of a young beagle and he regained his appetite immediately. It seems that the DE must has helped him to pass something like a parasite or worm out! Phew!

    Hope those of you on DE are also experiencing good results.

    With best wishes,

    choesf 😀


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    alwaysinvestigating said,

    Great update, and interesting about the beagle. We have heard of marvelous results of using DE on dogs.

    I am really loving the effects. My hair is getting darker and darker, and my nails and hair grow so fast that I have been trimming my bangs every week.

    Once in a while I scrub down the sinks with it, and use it on our glass oven range, etc., etc.

    I am enthralled with its many benefits!


    • 131

      Hi there, alwaysinvestigating 😀

      I am very happy to hear that your hair is getting darker and darker and growing faster. I hope my hair will grow darker, too. Lol!

      You described DE perfectly with “enthralled” – that is exactly how I feel with DE, too. Unfortunately, DE is too expensive here in Malaysia for me to use to scrub sinks and pots – just 2.2 lbs costs around US$22. But, I did try a tablespoon of DE to scrub my blackened stainless steel pots and the DE made the scrubbing much easier and my pots got a better shine faster. So, I am back to using the cheaper baking soda to clean my oven, hobs and sinks. 😉

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 132

        P.S. Oh, I forgot one more feedback to post here 💡 –

        I noticed yesterday that my husband’s back of his neck and top of the shoulders, as well as the shoulder blade area, are now much softer in the flesh. Previously, before taking DE, he often complained of stiff necks and shoulders, and often asked me to massage him to relieve his aches and pains in those areas. I just realised he hasn’t asked for a massage in a long time. So, yesterday I “poked” hard into his flesh in those areas and the flesh there was soft and “bouncy” (for lack of a better description)…not stiff and hard like previously.

        Somehow, the DE is doing a great job in relieving my husband of his aches and joint pains. 😀


      • 133

        alwaysinvestigating said,

        That is expensive. I don’t use it all of the time for scrubbing, but it certainly makes the sinks sparkle, and cleans the grime off of the glasstop range.

        Will keep you posted on the darkening of my hair!


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    Flin said,

    Thanks for the update Choesf.

    Because of my travels, interests and life work busyness, had almost forgotten about the DE, lol.
    I would like to add my little comment from my limited experience. I too, notice, that my blood pressure seem to goes down the next day after taking DE. My “normal” range is around 140/80 but this seem to drop to around 120/70 or even slightly less. It went back to 140/80 when I forgot to take the DE . From my limited experience, it seem to have only a temporary effect 😦


    • 135

      Good morning, Flin 😀

      Glad to see you here again! Thank you for your feedback on taking DE. it seems that we need to be on DE in order to maintain better blood pressure readings. I wonder how DE works in affecting our blood pressure, after reading that possibly very little of it gets absorbed as silica into our bloodstream.

      My husband’s and my blood pressure readings are still in the normal range. We are due for another round of blood tests later this month (half a year since our last tests), and I am looking for better results for myself.

      I just realised recently that I have not gone to our family doctor for any health ailments/illnesses since my last blood tests in November! Seems like my health is better with taking DE. 😀

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 136

        P.S. I am still on 1 tablespoon of DE, taking first thing in the morning after brushing my teeth and with 2 glasses of water. Once in while, I take a one-day or two-day break from it.


  74. 137

    Flin said,

    Yeah, I am interested to know how DE bring down my blood pressure., lol.Other than the drop in blood pressure, I have not seen any of the other good side benefits, as relates by others, from taking the DE.
    I only hope that, DE does not “rosak” (spoil / damage) any organs in the long run 😦


    • 138

      So far the results of DE has been good, and DE has been given to livestock and pets for a long time. There are some people who have taken DE for a few years without any problems. Compared to cholesterol statin drugs that have side bad effects to the body, I would go with the DE. Lol! 😉

      I asked my husband yesterday about the condition of his chronic knee joint pains, he said they are gone now.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. DE needs to be taken regularly and best results are seen when taken at a minimum of 1 tablespoon daily (1 teaspoon dosage will see results at a more gradual pace)


  75. 139

    May 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Hi, i started using DE about 3 months ago.

    I was originally looking for something for pre menopausal night sweats and DE popped up. After reading the long list of health benefits we decided to try it.

    The very first day of taking it i had no night sweats – i have no idea if this is down to DE or not, but i was suffering about 10 sweats a night, waking up soaking wet and cold and these had been going on for 18 months. Now i get maybe 3 a week.

    I also noticed within days that my nails were harder, within 10 days they were long and i was having to cut them – especially my toe nails. My husband started noticing the same. I now have long strong nails,

    My hair has stopped falling out when i wash it – i used to lose about the size of a mouse at every wash. I have eyebrows for the first time ever and my eyelashes look false they are so long.

    My husbands hair has stopped going grey and many people have asked him if he has started dying it.

    I got my mom some and she has been taking it for about 2 months now, she is 89 and her hair had gone thin, but now its getting a lot thicker but not only that, shes getting black hair back! she was completely white on top but now she has a black streak through the front of her hair. I laugh every time i see it because its so hard to believe. I love the taste of it,

    i take 2 tbs daily in a pint of water, to me it makes the water taste like fresh spring water, full of minerals, before its filtered. Anyway, i hope this helps someone. 🙂 xx


    • 140

      “The doctor has remarked on the lower levels of cholesterol after I have had a blood test – her words were “I don’t know what you’re doing but it is working.”
      12 November 2012

      I have been taking Diatomaceous Earth now for about a year and find that my health has improved greatly. My thinking has been clearer. I have more energy and my hair and nails are much improved.

      The doctor has remarked on the lower levels of cholesterol after I have had a blood test – her words were “I don’t know what you’re doing but it is working.”

      From the first time I took this my stomach has felt cleaner and lighter. I was amazed as I certainly did not expect any results so quickly.


      New Zealand

      Barbara, New Zealand”


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    Rachael said,

    Hello! I just wanted to say that your blog is very informative and I have been really enjoying reading and learning from it. I have been thinking of trying DE for some time now and your blog has convinced me to have a go. Hopefully my order will arrive in a couple of days and I will let you know how it goes 🙂

    I’m in the UK btw




    • 145

      Hello, Rachael in UK 😀

      Thank you for your compliments for my blog. I am glad that you are trying DE out, too, and I also look forward to hearing your feedback on your “DE journey” 😀

      My nephew in Singapore informed me this morning that his 2 sudden small BALD spots on his head are now regrowing new baby hairs very fast, and his shoulder and neck pains are now 90% gone – he has only been taking a teaspoon of DE for almost 2 weeks now. For the first 3 days, he reported that his energy level was much improved throughout the day and his mind was very clear. 💡

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. Be sure to drink more water when you start your DE. My nephew told me that lack of water may cause our kidneys to work extra hard in clearing the DE and may cause a higher blood pressure reading.


      • 146

        Rachael said,

        It’s great that your nephew has hair growing back. It would be great if my hairline could improve. I wonder if DE has any effect on estrogen dominance which is a big problem for me.


      • 147

        Hi there, Rachael 😀

        Before I found DE, I was applying Progesterone Cream, which helped a lot with my estrogen dominance effect and my menopausal symptoms. I bought mine online from iherb. However, when I was testing DE out, I stopped using the cream and I had totally forgotten about the cream until now….when you spoke about estrogen dominance!

        So, I would say that the DE has helped me so much that my need to use Progesterone Cream has gone somewhat. I have never had hot flashes problem, and so, I can’t comment on that area for DE. However, DE has certainly put me in a very good mood, with good sleep at night, with better bladder control without frequent visits to the bathroom at night, and it has helped me to lose my belly fat/pear shape as well. 😉

        My hairline which was receding at the corners of my forehead has grown hair and my hair is thicker. So, I am quite confident your hairline will improve if you take DE regularly. 💡

        Hope you will see good benefits as well with DE!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 148

        Ukboleh said,

        Hi Happyhomemaker88

        Glad to hear about your success with DE. It does not seem to help me with my health issues. I was taking it for a month. I have stopped now.

        Sent from my iPhone



      • 149

        Hi there, Ukboleh 😀

        Thank you. I’m sorry DE didn’t work out for you 😳 … perhaps, it may take a longer time or more amount of DE is required for some people to see the benefits ?

        The way I look at it is that DE does its job quietly and gently in our body , unlike medicines and herbal remedies. So, the benefits will gradually turn up, unless one is not that unhealthy to begin with. Lol!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 150

        Rachael said,

        Hi Choesf

        I’ve just had notification that my delivery is arriving today! 🙂

        I’m really excited now that you mention the DE helping with your pear shape as that is one of my main problems. If taking DE can help with this then it is really something! I intend to be brave and start with a flat tablespoon twice a day and I will report back after taking for 7 days.



      • 151

        Hi there, Rachael 😀

        Wow, I am also excited that your DE is arriving today, and that you are brave enough to jump straight into taking a flat tablespoon of DE TWICE a day! You should be seeing results real fast that way. I tried to take DE twice a day but it gave me constipation and so, I am still on just a heaping tablespoon daily.

        While my weight has remained the same, my body has reshaped itself – many people have asked me how come I look slimmer these days. Lol! Perhaps, the colon and intestines are being cleansed and I can suck in my tummy flat! Lol!

        I am looking forward to hearing your DE experience! Good Luck!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 152

        Rachael said,

        Hello Chosef 😀

        Here is my update on DE so far… I am now taking 2 heaped tablespoons every day. One in the morning and one an hour before bed.

        The effects I have noticed are that I have less knee pain and lots of energy throughout the day. I have been waking up at just after 5am with a burst of energy which is just great! I also have smoother skin on my face too where I was getting some fine lines. It does feel like the DE is taking out bad things from my body as each day I feel a bit better.

        I am hoping it continues and looking forward to seeing how I feel in a months time. I have my fingers crossed that it will help my hair and estrogen dominance as well but I imagine that will take some time before I can tell.

        Rachael 🙂


      • 153

        Hello there, Rachael 😀

        You are the bravest one here that dared to take 2 tablespoons of DE daily – taking that amount will yield good results faster. Congratulations on feeling the great effects of DE, and thank you for sharing your feedback here.

        Oh yes, at our age, smoother skin, lesser knee pains and better energy are very much appreciated indeed! At the rate you are going, you should see hair growth in 2 to 3 months’ time. I am glad you are able to take a second dose of DE at night. I couldn’t as it made me wide awake and I couldn’t sleep, and also the second dose constipated me. Lol! So, I am still on the 1 tablespoon.

        I am hoping from your experimenting with DE that it will help with estrogen dominance as well, as that will surely help peri- and menopausal women a lot. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you, too! 😉

        Looking forward to hearing from you in a month’s time!

        With best wishes for good health always,

        choesf 😀


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    Julio Fuentes said,

    Trying DE for the first time today after researching it from various sources. I have a question, does anyone know if it is NOT compatible with any medications? I would like my wife to try it, but she is concerned about it possibly interfering with her epilepsy medication. Thanks in advance for any help and responses.


    • 155

      Hi there, Julio 😀

      I am glad you are also jumping onto the “DE wagon”! Welcome!

      I am not sure if DE is incompatible with any medications 😳 – all I can say is that if someone is on any medication and would like to take DE, do keep a close observation to see if there is any adverse side effects.

      In my opinion (and this is also what my husband is doing) :-

      1) take DE first thing in the morning after brushing teeth.

      2) try to leave as long a gap as possible between the DE and medication intakes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we keep a space of 4 hours between different types of medicine to prevent any contraindications.

      However, for my husband, he takes his diabetes, high blood pressure and uric acid medicine about 2 to 3 hours after taking DE. So far, no problem.

      Good Luck with your DE journey!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 156

        P.S. As for the question earlier on why DE can help to reduce high blood pressure – it is due to the silica content in DE that has been absorbed into our blood stream. Silica helps to support a healthy blood circulation and regulates blood pressure; in addition to improving aortic and cardiovascular health 💡

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    • 157

      Rachael said,

      Hi Julio, coconut oil and even better, MCT oil is supposed to be amazing for epilepsy as is a ketogenic diet 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    • 159

      Rachael said,

      Hi Julio, MCT oil is Medium Chain Tryglycerides like concentrated coconut oil. There is lots of info on the web/youtube about how good they are for the brain. The brand I buy is this one but there are others too:

      You could get some info on the ketogenic diet (incorporating MCT’s) from here 😀

      Good luck and report back 🙂

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  78. 160

    Frank chin said,

    I reside in Malaysia, how or where can I get DE?


  79. 162

    I am needing to know if their are any concerns taking DE for someone with kidney stones. Thanks, Jana


    • 163

      Hi there, Jana 😀

      I am not sure if people who have kidney stones can take the DE safely. 😳

      Hopefully, someone here may have some answers.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


    • 164

      Cjuan said,

      You could try banana stem juice – guaranteed to take the stones off, as well as tone up the kidneys. You can buy the juice in bottles at Indian shops as they drink the juice and eat the cooked stems. Piedra chancra (not sure of the spelling but check it out at Curezone) or “stone breaker” is another alternative.


  80. 165

    Samuel said,

    According to Dr.Dietrich Klinghardt, IMHO one of the foremost expert in detoxification, said that in any detoxification program, the kidney is the most vulnerable organ in the detoxification process, and must first be protected. Certain type of cells in the kidneys (like some brain cells) are not renewable, and must be protected against unnecessary overload. He recommends that the toxins be routed to the gut, and introduce detox binders, which will then bind with the toxins and passed out through the stools. This is the most basic step in the detoxification program. I am not sure of the detox pathway of consuming DE, which is why I have not continued to consume DE, although I have read numerous good testimonies of DE. Yes, the dead parasites do come out through the stools,but there are still some unknowns in the actual functions of the DE, due to the lack of research. Those with compromised kidneys should be wary of any detoxification products.


  81. 166

    bill said,

    I have seen many testimonials like yours and am thankful for them. Many people say it only works for parasites in the gut. But it appears to me, from people like you who have used it, that it works systemically. My question is did you find any info about things like liver flukes and the benifits of DE. Or more generally a whole body parasite remover. Thanks


    • 167

      Hi there, Bill 😀

      Thank you for your kind comments. I am not sure if DE will work for liver flukes or how DE affects our body internally. But I have read of how DE (when taken orally) can even get rid of lung larvae to heal people of asthma over a few months. I read that oil of oregano can kill liver flukes.

      Let me know if you find out anything on the effect of DE on liver flukes. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  82. 168

    Just wanted to pop in and say that I noticed I have not been sick – at all – since I started taking about 2 level tablespoons of DE every day. I add it into a banana smoothie I drink. It has been many months since I began doing that, and I haven’t had any colds, fevers, chills, diarrhea, etc.

    Usually, I had a day or two when I felt rotten, but it has been almost a year and I have felt great. That may be totally unrelated to the DE, but I think not.


    • 169

      Hi there, alwaysinvestigating 😀

      Thank you so much for your feedback on taking DE for a year! That is really great news! **2 thumbs up**

      I, too, didn’t get sick from any fever, coughs nor colds, nor sore throat while I was on DE. I said “was” because I have stopped taking DE (for now?) as I am now on a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) programme and I don’t want to have any possible DE contraindications. I had some blood work done this month and my cholesterol is still high. I found out that 75% of our body’s cholesterol is generated by the liver, whilst the other 25% is from our diet. As such, I decided to see my family’s Chinese Physician to “balance” my liver. 💡

      I almost cried when I stopped taking DE 3 weeks ago 😦 –

      1) my hair has begun to fall out again

      2) my digestion is not as good as my stomach bloatedness is back at times

      3)I don’t sleep as well at night with frequent visits to the bathroom to urinate

      4) energy level is lower

      5) mood and clarity of the mind not as good as before

      Sigh….I will find a way to go back on DE later…..ah, the wonders of DE! I am still amazed by it!

      Have a great weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


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    Gladys said,

    At this moment I am read to do my breakfast, once having
    my breakfast coming yeet again to read more news.


  84. 171

    […] almost cried when I had to stop taking Diatomaceous Earthh (DE) which I was enjoying so many of its many health benefits since last year. I had to stop all […]


  85. 172

    Teh Kit Yinn said,

    Hi. I was wondering about your husband’s condition with diabetes after consuming DE? How are his levels now and how long did it take to reach a normal blood sugar level? My mother has diabetes and is currently consuming DE too. However, I find that her blood sugar levels are sometimes up and down. Any feedback from you would be great! 😀


    • 173

      Hi there, Kit Yinn 😀

      My husband’s blood sugar level is still the same because he is not watching his diet and he is still consuming carbohydrates and sugar.

      But I am giving him Kuding Cha which is good at helping blood sugar level and because of that, his sugar level may not be as high as it should be.

      Also, both of us have stopped taking DE as I am now concentrating on my Chinese Medicine programme for my thyroid growth.

      The South African leaf aka Nam Fei Yip is also very good for regulating blood sugar.

      Take care and with best wishes for good health for you and your mom,

      choesf 😀


      • 174

        Teh Kit Yinn said,

        I am so sorry to hear about your thyroid condition. Hopefully you will recover as soon as possible!
        As for my mother, she reported the tingling feeling, that most diabetic patients complain about, to be gone from her feet after one week of consuming DE. I take it as a positive sign that the DE is doing something. But will continue to monitor her condition. Thank you for your feedback! 😀


      • 175

        Thank you for your comforting words, Kit Yinn. I just came back from the hospital – my thyroid lump has gone down by 90% and my thyroglobulin levels are now normal already and that is very good news for me, as no surgery is necessary. I am very happy to hear that your mom’s tingling feet due to diabetics have gone away after taking DE for just 1 week. I almost cried when I had to stop DE and all health supplements 2 months ago…I hope to take up DE again soon in the future. 😀

        Take care and have a nice day!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


  86. 176

    Mikey said,

    Sorry, not sure if I posted twice… and in different locations. New to this site.


    • 177

      Hi there, Mikey 😀

      It is okay if you had double posted – I deleted one of the posts already.

      I posted that information taken from another website about someone who had done colonoscopy found that their colon was much cleaner. My husband has never had a colonoscopy done before. We have both stopped taking DE since mid July because I am now on a Traditional Chinese Medicine Programme for my thyroid growth (see my latest post on the HOME page) and I did not want to take anything else that may interfere with the Chinese herbal medicine. But I hope to take DE again as soon as possible because I still love the benefits it has.

      Unfortunately, I don’t have any information yet on whether DE affects the intestinal or stomach lining. So, perhaps it is best to take DE for a few weeks, and then take a break from it for a while before resuming again. My husband and I were taking DE straight for 10 months straight before we stopped.

      Good Luck if you are going on DE!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


  87. 178

    jemalu said,

    Glad found this website.. I found about DE’s benefits when I was checking how to use it for pesticides. I just started using it coz I want to use the natural way than taking synthetic drugs.. Before I’ve started the DE I drink moringa tea early in the morning for daily uses for almost a month and noticed have energy, doesn’t crave foods as much as I did before and in good mood. But when I started the 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp molasses and 1/2 squeeze lemon and drink it early in the morning before brushing my teeth it gives me energy, good bowel movement, clear mind, calm and in good mood. Since finding the DE I want to try.. so I stopped drinking the baking soda instead drink the 1/2 tsp of DE early in the morning. At first gives me an headache and then the second day..was feeling feverish and I had a great bowel movement that I never had before.. I said wow!!!… feels cleanse!! so this is my third day.. feeling feverish and headache but feel fine. is that normal?? and we’ll see!! I still drink my moringa tea 1/2 tsp of moringa dried leaves ..

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    • 179

      Hi there, Jemalu 😀

      Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you are trying out DE. Yes, it is normal to feel a little sick at the beginning, it is a healing crisis that you are going through. The internal parasites are being killed by the DE and the produce toxins that your body is feeling now. It will pass. Make sure you are drinking lots of water and some good probiotics for friendly bacteria.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


  88. 181

    LoriBeth said,

    Hi! I am a 30 year old female. I just started taking DE yesterday morning…half a tsp on an empty stomach when I wake up and Half a tsp after my dinner is digested. My main reason for taking it is to cleanse my body and get rid of yeast overgrowth. I have a thick white coating on my tongue that doesn’t come off with brushing. I also developed mild asthma a few months ago and am hoping for some positive results in that area. So far i’ve noticed a little headache after taking my DE but it comes and goes. I have been on a low carb diet for a couple weeks now, too. One thing I am concerned about is that it has started hurting some when I pee and I have strong urges to pee even if it is just a little! This is very odd for me. I have never experienced this and I am wondering if anyone has an idea why this is happening? It only started today. Could this be die off do you think? Toxins?


    • 182

      Hi there, LoriBeth 😀

      I am glad that you are trying out DE as well – I have a friend who is taking it for candida and it is working well for her, while I have read at other forums that someone got healed from her asthma after 4 months or so on DE.

      It sounds like you may have a urinary infection? I am not sure about that…but it could also be a die-off effect since it started at the same time you went on DE. Try to drink more water to pass out the toxins as fast as possible, although it will mean you have to stay close to a bathroom, and take some probiotics to strengthen your gut health.

      I resumed taking DE just last Monday (I stopped since mid July) and I had a headache for 3 days. Phew! I am so glad that I woke up with the headache gone (today is Day 4), so I am hoping the worst of my healing crisis is over. I also slept much better yesterday (insomnia was the main reason I went back on DE). I did coconut oil pulling and took probiotics to help things along.

      DE is a diuretic and after taking it, we get the urge to pee a lot…so, you need to rehydrate youself quickly by drinking more water. For me, DE improves my bladder capacity and control, i.e. I don’t go to the bathroom just to pee a little anymore…and the urine flow and strength for my age is very good after taking DE. I no longer go to the bathroom like 6 times a night! Lol!

      I hope yours is just a die-off effect and hope you don’t have to suffer too much for it, but know that you will experience many more health benefits once your healing crisis is over.

      Good Luck!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


      • 183

        Cherry88 said,

        Ive just started taking DE, have had a long of joint, back and neck pain. As well as a sharp pain when breathing in. Im on day 5 atm and am throwing up, is this normal?


      • 184

        Hi there, Cherry88

        I am so sorry to hear that you are vomiting now and you have a sharp pain when you breathe in 😦 … it could be a healing effect from taking the DE that is cleansing your gut as well as from the toxins released by the dying parasites. But I have not received this vomiting feedback from anyone before today, although someone in Australia did mention that she had nausea for the first few days.

        I have found a really good natural remedy for body and joint pains and I am in the process of finding out more information before I write about it with some testimonials ===> I have been taking Black Garlic (it is odourless and does not give garlic breath nor garlic body odour) and my chronic right arm pains and cramps have gone away after taking BG for 2 weeks only. 💡

        At the moment, I have these articles on Black Garlic :-

        Master atan said a lady in his neighbourhood who used to limp, took 2 cloves of Black Garlic daily for 1 week only and she could walk normally after that – her limp was gone!

        Perhaps, you can buy Black Garlic from somewhere first and try to see if it will work to help you with your pains and then only you make some yourself as it is a time consuming job .

        Take care and hope you get well soon!

        With best wishes,


        P.S. Maybe you should stop taking DE for now if you are having such a strong reaction to it. Just to be sure, you are taking Food Grade pure DE that is white in colour?


  89. 185

    Cjuan said,

    Hi, thanks for the wonderful postings on DE. Re sourcing – on the Facebook page, it is not at all clear where the location is – there is a map showing the Jalan Raja Alang area. Is this where you get your DE from? It then lists Pearl Point shopping mall – is this the name of the retail location at Jalan Raja Alang? I happen to know of a Pearl Point shopping complex at Jalan Klang Lama. Look, I am totally confused. Why can’t the seller or reseller state exactly what the name of retail outlet is, including the exact address – there is none given actually. As to the days of business operation, it cheekily states open “24 hrs” but no days of week are mentioned for business operation.


    • 186

      Cherry88 said,

      Thanks for reply, sorry dont think message was very clear yesterday.

      I starting taking DE due to joint pain, and general detox as i had heard the great benefits. Before taking I was having a sharp pain when breathing in.

      The sickness might be unrelated but i am feeling alot better and for the first time in 2 months i can breath without little or no pain so thats a good sign.

      I shall keep taking and if i have anymore bouts of sickness will definitely stop.

      I will look into the black garlic you recommended.

      Thanks again 🙂


      • 187

        Hi there, Cherry88 😀

        Oh, I am really glad that you are feeling much better today from your vomiting, and that you can now breathe with little or no pain after taking DE. Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

        Some of the health improvements I have noticed from taking a few cloves (2 to 3) of black garlic daily for about 3 weeks :-

        1) my chronic upper left arm sprain and cramps (that I get from just stretching my arm to close windows, or the sharp cramps would wake me up in the middle of the night) have now gone completely – I am now pain free!

        2) knee joint pains also completely gone – I stay in a 3-storey house and walk up and down the stairs a lot daily!

        3) I no longer wake up in the morning with a stiff body or achy joints

        4) healing of new sprains is very quick – I sprained a muscle on my back while trying to pull a heavy table. I left it alone to see what will happen – the sprain went away very quickly – it was healed in just 2 days! Wow! Before taking black garlic – the sprain would have gotten worse and I would have to stick some heat plasters on my back.

        5) the flesh on my face and body now feels so smooth and moist – so the black garlic has anti-aging effects it heals the whole body from inside out. Before taking black garlic, no matter what moisturizers I used on my face, I still have some dry spots. Now, my face is evenly toned (no oily nor dry spots). I am testing the black garlic on my husband’s age spots on his face and hands – he has only been taking black garlic for 4 days now.

        6) I have more energy – I wake up in the morning now feeling refreshed and wide awake, like I had enough sleep. Even if I want to go back to sleep, I can’t.

        7) my hands are not as dry as I have expected them to be because nowadays, I am using a lot of baking soda and vinegar to wash my bathrooms (I don’t wear gloves) and added baking soda to my dish detergent to wash really plates/pots. Previously, I used to have little cracks on the sides/tips of my thumbs and forefingers from too much cleaning….but now, I don’t get them anymore.

        I will be writing a post on the amazing healing effects of black garlic soon…so, remember to subscribe to my blog, if you have not done so yet. 😉

        Have a nice day!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


    • 188

      Hi there, Cjuan 😀

      Yes, I got my DE from that supplier at FB. It is an online shop and orders for DE are sent to buyers through mail. I met the supplier directly to pick up the DE from her near Pearl Point Shopping Complex on Saturdays. You will have to contact the supplier directly at FB if you want to arrange for a pickup. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 189

        Cjuan said,

        Thanks for the reply. Yes, I managed to contact the supplier via email, a Ms Lim. And she promptly responded to my email enquiry and then her agent contacted me and delivered the stuff to my apt all within the same day! It really made up for the previous day’s disappointment – my not been able to find the phantom shop at Jalan Alang. I’ve been using it since Nov 19, I guess it’ too early to give proper feedback – but the side effects so far have been uncomfortable – flu like symptoms, headache, itching, dehydration and bloating. My feeling is that it pushes the qi up to the head and hangs around there, disturbing the eyes when the qi gets trapped in those areas. I guess one has to be patient and wait for positive outcomes in the near future. I’ll keep everyone posted on the results. Cjuan


      • 190

        Hi, cjuan 😀

        I am glad that you are trying DE now – it sounds like you are going through the healing effects now. I get mild headaches every time I resume taking DE, which I have stopped for now to try out Black Garlic.

        Hope you will feel the benefits of taking DE soon !

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


  90. 191

    P.S. More feedback on taking black garlic to reduce cholesterol and even high blood sugar :-

    Source –

    “I ate fermented black garlic aka aged black garlic from 11/10/12 through 2/20/13 and updated my blood test to see how the fermented black garlic worked.

    Compared to my blood test from 9/11/12, total cholesterol changed from 214 to 151, TC 57 to 54, HDL 67 to 59, LDL 135 to 81, Glucose 105 mg (5.8 mmol) to 76 mg (4.2 mmol).

    I was very pleased with the change and told several friends about it. One of my friends tried the black garlic for about 3 weeks and updated her blood test. The test result showed her total cholesterol changed from 280 mg (7.24 mmol) to 203 mg (5.2 mmol) and glucose from 300 mg (16 mmol) to 87 mg (4.8 mmol) . Wow, that is just fantastic!”


    • 192

      Cjuan said,

      The black garlic healing effects sound wonderful. Could you post the recipe please. My sis in UK told me that she succeeded in making some using an electric rice cooker!! :). That was sometime ago but will try to get that recipe when I next get in touch. I read that fermented mung beans are good for controlling blood sugar. So far, I’ve not been able to get any recipes on the internet yet. Perhaps you have or heard of one?


      • 193

        Hi there, Cjuan 😀

        Wow, your sister in the UK had also made some black garlic! I just removed mine from the rice cooker today and I am aging them for a while more before they are ready to eat. I have written few posts, including the recipe, here 💡 –

        I have not heard of fermented mung beans – mung beans are very cooling, and I would think that fermented mung beans would be even more so? But that is an interesting remedy to regularise blood sugar.

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


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    […] year ago, I wrote about how impressed I was with the health benefits of Diatomaceous Earth (DE), and now, I am excitedly writing about the amazing goodness of black […]


  92. 195

    Cjuan said,

    RE fermented mung beans. I ran a check on google search but there’s very little useful info. One article looks interesting. You might want to try out the recipe on that webpage. Here’s the link:

    I also searched youtube but found just one short video clip there:

    Rgds, Cjuan


  93. 198

    Kathy Smith said,

    Diatomaceous Earth, The blog is so long I Hope you get to my message
    i had an outbreak of pinworms in my daycare. The torture of those things wiggling in my but was insane. I took Pinx once a week for 3 weeks with no help. I tried 2 tbs Diatomaceous Earth for 3 weeks they were gone, no symptoms at all. I believe in this stuff. also my husband has had a constant cough all his life. I got him on 1/2 tbs a day and his cough is gone, his lungs are healed.


    • 199

      Hi there, dear Kathy 😀

      I am so glad that you and your husband have got rid of your pinworns and cough respectively with the use of DE. It is really amazing how natural DE can be just a simple solution to heal us of parasites in our body, and make us well. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback here – you have helped people new to DE be more convinced of its health benefits! 😀

      With best wishes for good health to you and your husband,

      choesf 😀


  94. 200

    Patricia said,

    Which brand of DE do you use


  95. 201

    Patricia said,

    Which brand of Diatomaceous Earth do you buy


  96. 203

    Patricia said,

    What can you suggest for the dryness. I find that my palm of my hands and my face is drier than usual. Any suggestions will help. Could it be that maybe I am not drinking enough water.


    • 204

      Hi there, Patricia 😀

      DE is a diuretic and when we take DE, we will need to drink more than the usual daily requirement of 2 liters or 8 cups of water (excluding coffee or tea).

      Recently, I started taking black garlic and I found it to be even better than DE in improving my skin and complexion. Even my cracked heels are gone. 💡

      Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  97. 205

    sandy said,

    I began taking DE a few days ago and I have developed a mucousy cough with a scratchy throat. I read one negative review in which the writer stated they thought DE caused them to develop a sore throat. I am hoping that there is a good explanation because DE sounds like it would be perfect for me. Can anyone offer any insight? Oh, and I don’t have asthma– and I’m 18 months without a cigarette


    • 206

      Hi there, Sandy 😀

      You need to drink more than your usual daily requirement of 2 liters or 8 cups of water, or else your body will be dehydrated and may cause a scratchy throat. I believe your mucousy cough could be one of the healing effects you are going through from taking DE.

      Good job in stopping smoking for 18 months already!

      Happy New Year!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


    • 207

      P.S. You can take a tablespoon of honey straight and not drink any water – it helps to soothe a scratchy throat 💡


  98. 208

    Patricia said,

    Thank you. I was getting concerned with the dryness. It makes sense not that I did not think of it. Sometimes we need others to confirm what we already know.

    Where are you from? Malaysie?


  99. 211

    Patricia said,

    I am from Brooklyn, New York. I took DE for three months straight and now I stopped. Until this website I never found another site that people are currently taking the DE. All the reviews I read were from a 2013 post. And I do not believe in the Youtube videos. Most people I know have never heard of DE. Like I said in my previous posts. I found that I was getting dry more wrinkles. It could be in my mind as well. I turned 60 years old 2 months ago and have a complex with the age. LOL! but that is my issue. My hair was thinning and have read about DE this past summer. That is why I gave it a try. I am still not sure about it. I was taking Lumina Wellness. Food grade. Do you know of any other products that promote hair growth. I am not bald by no means but noticed last summer that when I washed my hair It felt to me that clumps were coming out. Since taking DE with Biotin and other amino acids the hair has slowed down dramatically. But I am not sure which of the three mentioned above actually did work. I sound confused lol! which I am.
    Anyways, Have a great year. I will keep posting on here. Nice blog you have here.


    • 212

      Hi there, Patricia from Brooklyn! 😀

      Yes, I can certainly empathise with you about our complexities with age – I am 54! 😉

      My hair has been thinning and there is a slightly bald spot at the top of my head. I noticed when I was taking DE diligently, my hair stopped thinning and my white hair turned grey! Unfortunately, now that I am only on DE occasionally, my hair has thinned again and the whites are back! So, from my experience, it seems that I have to take DE constantly to maintain my volume and dark colour in hair. Sigh….. I have very fine, thin hair and so any hair loss is very noticeable. 😦

      I know biotin also improves hair growth. But if I were you, I would continue to take the DE as well – since DE is also good for a number of other issues. DE was very good in giving me a good night’s sleep without having to go to the bathroom often. DE helped improved bladder control/capacity and urine flow as well.

      I stopped taking DE recently due to the growth at my neck, went back on it to get good sleep and then stopped again to try out black garlic…Lol! But after replying to you, I got excited again about DE and I will start taking DE again tomorrow morning and take it continuously for a few months (at 1 tablespoon dosage)

      I added DE to my dog’s food and he has stopped shedding a lot of fur as well, and his fur is very glossy and healthy now. He has also stopped having “doggy breath” since I put him on DE.

      Take care and have a good evening at your end!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  100. 213

    Ted said,

    Hi, I haven’t read all the threads here, but I will assume you have been taking DE for quite sometime now. Have there been any side effects for you or your husband? Any effects on Urine or Kidney function? Thanks for posting this wonderful blog.



    • 214

      Hi there, Ted 😀

      In the initial taking of DE, there will be some healing side effects and they are different for everyone, depending on the parasites in the body.

      My husband and I have found DE to improve our bladder capacity and bladder control, as well as improve urine flow. Before taking DE, I have to go to the bathroom very often during the day and night. Since on DE, visits to the bathroom are reduced as we can hold more urine in the bladder. Both my husband and I are middle aged.

      If you are trying DE out, I would love to hear how you do, and I hope that you will enjoy the benefits of DE as well!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  101. 215

    From Lisa :-

    Thanks so much for your blog, it is very helpful. Just a brief background of myself, I am a vegan of 7 years almost and I am a striving alkaline eater. I started taking DE in hopes of clearing out any and all parasites that i may have. It has been just about 3 weeks of taking DE, starting with a tspn in the morning on an empty stomach and gradually increasing it. I am now at 3 tbsp a Day and what I have noticed is a great increase in energy and the insomnia I suffered from for years has just about dissipated. I also don’t feel the urge to nap midday.

    As I have not seen any visible parasites yet, I am totally looking forward to more positive results. DE has proved to be an asset to my daily health regimen. Thanks so much


  102. 216

    Bernie said,

    Hi from Bernie in Aus, thanks for the info. I have just started taking DE after discovering your blog. I’ve developed a skin contact allergy since starting my current occupation as full time gardener at my local school 3 years ago.
    At its worst the itch is unbearable and drives me spare. It then develops into a nasty weeping rash. The last couple attacks have further developed into an allergy related edema / swelling around feet and ankles, which has caused immobility hence time off work in a job I love and don’t want to give up.
    Could DE help me, do you know of any other things to try apart from antihistamines or desensitisation treatment.
    It only affects me in the warmer months.
    I hope DE is the answer, I s’pose I’ll know in a few weeks.
    Thanks, B


    • 217

      Hi there, B 😀

      Sorry for the late reply, I was busy with the Chinese New Year preparations 😳

      I am not sure if DE will help with your situation, but I have found DE to be miraculous in many ways. It cleared up my sinusitis and allergies after a while, but when I took a break from DE, my congested nose and sneezing from my pets’ dander returned. There is hardly any scientific research or studies done on DE and we are spreading the health benefits of DE through word of mouth only.

      I hope you will see the results you desire from taking DE. I am looking forward to hearing good news from you later. Oh, it may take a few weeks to a few months to see really good results.

      When I resumed taking DE after a break of a few months, I noticed my hair dropped off a lot. This didn’t happen the first time I took DE. However, after one month, now my hair has stopped falling off as much.

      Good Luck with DE !

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  103. 218

    Latest update 💡 :-

    I had questions from a few persons via FB, and I will reply them here ===>

    1) Yes, I am still consuming DE for health purposes after starting it on 29 August, 2014. I took a break from DE for half a year in 2015 when I was on a course of Chinese herbs, but I have since resumed taking it. My husband is on DE also.

    2) If you have constipation, you can try taking DE , as many people have reported that DE got rid of their constipation.

    I like to take a tablespoon of DE in a glass of water after a meal of raw seafood like sashimi and sushi to kill any possible parasites. I have also found taking DE, when we have food poisoning, stomach bloatedness, nausea and indigestion, to be effective in bringing relief as well.

    Reminder :- Please note that you should only consume Food Grade DE of a reputable brand, and that you are taking DE at your own risks because nowhere is it mentioned on the DE packaging that it is for human consumption.


  104. 219

    Misty Melton said,

    I was diagnosed with bells palsy 2 years ago and my right side of my face is still somewhat parilized and now they are telling me that I have trigemanil neuralgia which causes extreme ear ear pain … Will taking de help?


    • 220

      Hi there, Misty

      I am not sure if DE can help with your condition, but you can give it a try and see. Most of us took DE and found out its health benefits by sharing our experiences. Make sure you take Food Grade Perma Guard DE.

      Hope DE works for you!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  105. 221

    karen h said,

    I started taking DE a little over a week ago. I’ve had issues with inflammatory arthritis in the past that had been resolved. Now after taking DE, the middle joint of my pinkie is deforming. I want to continue using it as I know this is probably die off symptoms, but I’m afraid I’ll cause permanent damage if I continue. Any thoughts?


    • 222

      Hi there, Karen h 😀

      I am not sure if it is due to the DE that is causing the deformation in your finger.

      Another good remedy for arthritis is taking Black Garlic.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  106. 223

    a.foodie said,

    This is a great, informative post! Incredible! You really put a lot of work into researching this and attention to what was happening as you took DE. Very impressed…and convinced. Many thanks!


  107. 225

    […] A complete, non-biased personal research and review of DE can be read on the Happy Homemaker88’s website, which has over 8 million views, written back in October 2014.  An oldie, but goodie.  I couldn’t help but feel motivated by her research!  Check it out here: Nature’s Incredible Food Grade DE. […]


  108. 226

    Jimmy said,

    great article i e now found out the benefits of diatomaceous earth cant wait to try.

    Liked by 1 person

  109. 228

    Very Thorough Post! I have been taking DE for quite some time and I have experienced so many benefits from it. Such as softer skin, longer nails, it has even helped with toenail fungus which is amazing. I have also written a post about using DE for getting rid of cellulite which can be found here if anyone would like to read it
    This stuff is absolutely wonderful, I try to tell everyone I know about it.


  110. 229

    Rachel Kwong said,

    Thank you for your sharing your experience. There are some fake testimonials and have been removed from the link.
    Especially the one entitled ‘Brain parasite’. Maybe it is time for you to check and update all the testimony links so that it does not spoil your good reputation.


    • 230

      Hi there, Rachel 😀

      Thank you for your heads up – I will definitely remove those links.

      As an update, my husband and I are still consuming DE but not daily. I take 1 teaspoon while my husband takes 1 tablespoon, a few days weekly.

      Just last month, my husband was taken off his gout/uric acid medication, Allupurinol, and that is good news for my husband. He has no more gout pains on his toes until now, and he was on that medication for 18 years.

      I read from another reliable source some time back that DE is very good for removing heavy metals from our body. One lady had such bad eczema that she had to apply petroleum jelly to get skin. Just after 3 days of taking a capsule of DE, she didn’t need to apply the sticky gel anyway and her skin was improving. It was her personal testimonial that I read, in reply to the heave metal toxin removal comment.

      My dog is on DE daily, together with Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil. I wrote that article yesterday.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


      • 231

        FLin said,

        Hi choesf. Wanted to say, It’s good to hear from you again. It’s been quite a while since we last hear from you.

        Regards Fong

        On Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 6:41 PM Welcome to Happy Homemaker88’s Virtual Home wrote:

        > happyhomemaker88 commented: “Hi there, Rachel [image: 😀] Thank you for > your heads up – I will definitely remove those links. As an update, my > husband and I are still consuming DE but not daily. I take 1 teaspoon while > my husband takes 1 tablespoon, a few days weekly. Just last month, ” >

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      • 232

        Good evening, Flin 😀

        I’m so glad to hear from you, too! It’s certainly been quite a while since we last chatted here! Lol!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


      • 233

        FLin said,

        I sincerely hope that you and family are keeping well. You had just reminded me to start on the DE again. I had almost forgotten about them.

        Regards Fong

        On Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 6:54 PM Welcome to Happy Homemaker88’s Virtual Home wrote:

        > happyhomemaker88 commented: “Good evening, Flin [image: 😀] I’m so glad > to hear from you, too! It’s certainly been quite a while since we last > chatted here! Lol! With best wishes, choesf [image: 😀]” >


      • 234

        Thank you, FLin, my family and I are doing very well. Hope you and your family are well, too.

        I will try to write that article adapt on a new type of natural health remedy I stumbled upon a few months ago. It is something big and amazing, and it has worked superbly for my family. I’m more excited about it than my wonderful DE find!

        Have a great evening!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀


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