Hi there, dear friends 😀
I had stopped taking DE and other natural health remedies since mid July because I had started on a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Programme for my thyroid growth, just in case they may have any contra-indications with the Chinese herbal medicine (I wrote about it HERE.)
However, lately I have been suffering from lack of good quality sleep – I would wake up in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep. I would go to the bathroom frequently, despite limiting my intake of liquids in the evenings. I would toss and turn frequently throughout the night, finding sleep so elusive! Argh!!
Because I was not sleeping well, I would be irritable and cranky the following day! But my Chinese Physician had warned me not to get angry, stressed or overly excited, because my overly sensitive Liver will react accordingly and cause my thyroid/neck growth/goitre to swell up again in tandem. Sigh….
So, I decided to resume taking DE again today…because I am craving so much to sleep like a baby again – when I was on DE, I slept very deeply and very well indeed! Sheer Bliss!
With DE, my urinary system and bladder capacity was much improved and I barely visited the bathroom at night – well, maybe just once, or twice, at most. Heck, even my husband’s thunderous snoring couldn’t wake me up then! Lol!
Good, deep sleep is extremely important to us. It allows us to function well during the day because our body is well rested and healed during our sleep.
Good Sleep = Good Body Immune System
When I was on DE, I was very much happier ===> I even wrote about how DE made me deliriously happy !
Coincidentally, my blog visitor, Edwin, had today shared his experience on how DE has helped with his anxiety and mild depression since he started taking DE three months (read Comment # 14 at my article HERE.)
So, DE does have an impact on improving our feelings, moods and emotions.
When I took a break from DE, I experienced muscle aches and sprains more often. I also worry about getting osteoporosis and with that in mind, I have unreservedly jumped back onto the DE wagon today!
DE has silica ===> silica has great tissue and bone healing capabilities. My nails and hair were really thick and strong when I was on DE. So, I hope my bones will be strong, too, and I can lower the risks of having osteroporosis.
For more of my testimonials on the goodness of take DE, check out MY EARLIER DE POST.
I almost cried when I had to stop DE a few months ago…but I am absolutely happy today to go back on DE! Never mind that there were not many scientific studies done on DE, and that it is not known what DE could negatively do to our internal organs. For now, I will just listen to what my body needs ….. and that is, good sleep! Lol!
But seriously, to be on the safe side, I will likely take DE for one month or so, and then take a week’s break, before resuming it. I will see how it goes, and I will update it here.
Wishing all of you the best of health always,
P.S. By the way, the famous “White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, UK” are made from Diatomaceous Earth