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  • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
    How about a coffee enema?
    I just love new and interesting ways to consume coffee!
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

    B*tch-lite

    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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    • I've been taking it off and on for several months (probably a year), in quantities varying from 2-3 tablespoons a day for weeks and sometimes just the occasional teaspoon once a week.

      I've seen neither clear benefit nor any side-effect that I could attribute to it.
      Last edited by carlh; 11-27-2012, 03:43 PM.
      carl's cave

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      • got it for the dogs, as they have problems with authority and like to escape from time to time and eat cat crap and get wormy. worm pills can be expensive when you're on a budget.

        this 'super abrasive sand' is powder. a very finely milled powder.

        is it effective at worm prevention? i don't know yet, but jesus h christ once i realized what it was, i lolled

        there is no feasible way this can 'scour' your mucus off unless you eat it by the pound and there is a LOT of powder in a pound
        beautiful
        yeah you are

        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
        lol

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        • I used to use it to clean my fish tank.

          And why would you want to eat sand? Gonna end up on an episode of Taboo.
          I find your lack of bacon disturbing.

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          • I had heard that DE once wet that it becomes ineffective or on the package it says that it needs to be reapplied and that means once going down inside of the body it is deemed ineffective. When thinking about the point that it is going into the wet digestive tract starting at the mouth and ending many feet later at the bottom. Thinking about these two points causes me to have a hard time with wanting to add a crushed shrp glass like product to myself OR any critter. Remember just because a product is "natural" doesn't mean it is beneficial in the long run. Mercury is natural, but you won't find using that either even though mercury is still used today in medicine as an ingredient in vaccines. What are your thoughts on this?

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            • Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including toothpaste, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting studies, a stabilizing component of dynamite, and a thermal insulator.

              I use it in my dogs' food, on the carpet (for fleas), on the dogs themselves. Never had a problem.'

              Still have to take some my self, but the smaller dose for beginning is a good idea.

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              • DE seemed to be more cost effective compared to charcoal. I switched from powdered zeolite to DE because I could get more DE for less. I've been taking it with Dolomite and apple cider vinegar. I've been starting out with 3 heaping tablespoons in the morning. Yes, my body is now telling me to eat beetkraut and sourkraut (the live kind), so the probiotics suggestion indicates, thank you.

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                • Yes, I made bone broth too, but at the same time use DE as a de-tox. I also nip the tops of the nettles and cook them up and nettles are purported to contain absorbable silica.

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                  • Yes, agree, in theory. Practically, even though I also ingest blue green algae daily, I'm making up for some prior neglect and doing a remedial action, taking the DE, etc.

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                    • Thank you for the tip and I will begin that regimen too. It reminds me of the blue green algae sun tea that I make. I also wonder if adding apple cider vinegar to a solution of DE would help break down the silica for transfer into the body systems?

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                      • I stared feeding it to my dogs (food grade), and read about all the healthful benefits to humans, so I decided to try it myself.
                        I started by adding 1 TBL to my morning protein shake.

                        After 1 week, I've decided to stop using it. The slight nausea I experienced at first went away. But, I've been experiencing severe bloating. I'm a VERY careful, clean eater since I have a severe gluten intolerance. The bloating I'm experiencing is what happens when I get "glutened".

                        I'm not positive the diatomaceous earth is the culprit, but it's the only thing I've really changed. I may try again in a month, starting with 1 tsp. If so, I'll repost.

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                        • Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
                          You really don't want to breathe large amounts of the stuff in, so what's the incentive to eat it?
                          I realize this is an old post, and it may have already garnered a response or two, but I can't resist...

                          Water. You don't really want to breathe large amounts of the stuff in, so what's the incentive to drink it?
                          The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                          • Originally posted by aliphian View Post
                            I realize this is an old post, and it may have already garnered a response or two, but I can't resist...
                            Water. You don't really want to breathe large amounts of the stuff in, so what's the incentive to drink it?
                            Yes, a very old post. The last person to object saying the exact same thing you just did was JamesS. This was my reply since you can't be bothered to go back and find it.

                            "And that last statement has go to be about the most non-sensical thing ever written on MDA. Silicosis is a very horrible and very avoidable condition. Just don't breathe silica. Nobody breathes water (not anyone who types anyway). Saying that water will kill you if you breathe it but is safe to drink and therefore silica is safe to eat makes no sense at all."


                            Really people, think. Ingesting sharp shards of fossilized diatoms (fossilized they become silica which when ground up is better know as sand). How much sense does that make?

                            We have decided that the HealthyWholeGrain pushers with their "eat lots of bran because it "cleanses" your intestines" campaigns are full of it. Why would anyone who is not suffering from a parasitic infection then ingest a substance composed of SHARDS (I don't care how finely ground up they may be) of anything in an attempt to "cleanse" their colon?

                            Newsflash : Your colon doesn't need cleansing. Mucous membranes are there for a reason and scrubbing them with a digestive brillo pad is not a good idea.

                            You are being sold a product which may or may not hurt you (see the OP re anal bleeding). But it will certainly not help any.

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                            • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                              Yes, a very old post. The last person to object saying the exact same thing you just did was JamesS. This was my reply since you can't be bothered to go back and find it.

                              "And that last statement has go to be about the most non-sensical thing ever written on MDA. Silicosis is a very horrible and very avoidable condition. Just don't breathe silica. Nobody breathes water (not anyone who types anyway). Saying that water will kill you if you breathe it but is safe to drink and therefore silica is safe to eat makes no sense at all."


                              Really people, think. Ingesting sharp shards of fossilized diatoms (fossilized they become silica which when ground up is better know as sand). How much sense does that make?

                              We have decided that the HealthyWholeGrain pushers with their "eat lots of bran because it "cleanses" your intestines" campaigns are full of it. Why would anyone who is not suffering from a parasitic infection then ingest a substance composed of SHARDS (I don't care how finely ground up they may be) of anything in an attempt to "cleanse" their colon?

                              Newsflash : Your colon doesn't need cleansing. Mucous membranes are there for a reason and scrubbing them with a digestive brillo pad is not a good idea.

                              You are being sold a product which may or may not hurt you (see the OP re anal bleeding). But it will certainly not help any.
                              Thanks. I wasn't arguing for the health benefits of ingesting sand, I was pointing out the glaring flaw in the argument. I haven't voluntarily eaten sand since I was a child. Even then, it was just a taste.
                              The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                              • to which i again reply that it's not sand, it's not abrasive unless you have it on the floor constantly and let your dogs walk on it all day every day

                                it's a very fine powder that can puff up if you look down at it too quickly

                                why people would use this to scour their colons i don't know, but as an insect killer it's a-ok
                                beautiful
                                yeah you are

                                Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                                lol

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