I never claimed crystalline silica to be the same as amorphous silica. I said that silica is found in all those various places, quartz crystals, rocks, sand.
You were going on about diamonds vs. charcoal. (The irrelevant tangent of the year) That's why I pointed out that fossilized diatoms are not crystalline.
Quit putting words in my mouth.
Too bad you couldn't see the youtube. Dr. Dino is a cartoon character who breaks down the basics of the process of fossilization.
Obviously there are lots of varieties of rock. Who said otherwise?
Which when ground up is sand. Thank you for making my point for me. People should not be deluded into thinking they are ingesting some kind of marine life. It is rock then ground up into whatever size grain of sand you might like for scrubbing your mucus membranes out.Silica diatom "shells" or "skeletons" become diatomaceous rock.
My mucous membranes are just fine. No scrubbing needed.
It's funny that this community would reject the CW dogma that you need lots of insoluble fiber like bran to scrub out your insides but yet embrace doing it with ground up rocks instead.
Fossil. "An organic trace buried by natural processes, and subsequently permanently preserved. The term 'organic trace' is here used to include skeletal material, impressions of organisms, excremental material, tracks, trails, and borings."
The definition given by Paleo and "Dr. Dino" above is actually the definition of a type of fossil called petrified fossil or replaced fossil. This happens when softer material gets replaced by minerals that eventually harden into rock. Not all fossils are a petrification or a replacement.
So, to make things clear, yes, diatom fossils are real fossils and are composed of their original amorphous (no crystal structure) silica skeletal material. This type of fossil has never been replaced with another mineral or rock. Also, diatom fossils are tiny, sand-sized in fact, so it makes no sense that they would have to get ground up to "make sand". lol.
I think what Paleo was originally trying to say is that she doesn't like the idea of people eating rock, in any form. She doesn't think its natural, and doesn't understand why others eat it. I hear you. Message received. Point taken. Etc. However, the more you try to justify yourself the less I seem to be able to take what you say seriously. The decision to use DE is up to each of us as an individual and this thread is called "Diatomaceous earth - anyone have bad side effects?" That's what I really want to know.
If that's what you want to know, look no further than the OP:I think what Paleo was originally trying to say is that she doesn't like the idea of people eating rock, in any form. She doesn't think its natural, and doesn't understand why others eat it. I hear you. Message received. Point taken.
The decision to use DE is up to each of us as an individual and this thread is called "Diatomaceous earth - anyone have bad side effects?" That's what I really want to know.
DM is an extreme intestine irritant. Also, it's a bug killer, didn't know people actually took this stuff.
He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
yeah, some people take it for the silica. some people take it for worms.
i took it once, a heaping spoonful mixed in yogurt
i died. true story.
yeah you are
somethings happening to my dangus!
Get far in your science classes, Paleobird??? I thought not.
OK, try this: You have a swimming pool. It might have a cartridge, a sand, or a DE filter. Leaving the cartridge type aside, would you go into the pool store and buy a bag of DE for your sand filter? Or, the other way around? Of course not. THEY ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT THINGS!
You just refuse to listen to those who know better. It's not just that you are working from a point of wrong information, you refuse to learn.
No wonder our country is in such a state of idiocracy. Scientifically illiterate high school and college grads.
OK, personal insults aside (because they are too silly to dignify)
Yeah, I know that DE has lots of valid uses such as pool filters, and bug killing. I have yet to see any scientific backing for ingesting it being good for a person. Note: Scientific would mean "not offered up by someone trying to sell the stuff".
You can't get around the fact that DE is silica and silica is what makes sand. DE is sand, just very finely ground, packaged and expensively priced sand.
Try refuting the things I've said with evidence instead of insults.
Rather than saying people who eat DE are eating sand (which is wrong because sand is a grain size, and DE is smaller than sand), you could tell everyone how awful it is for them to eat silica skeletons! Opinion noted! Then we can all get over it and move on.
Too much inorganic material in our body is likely not the best thing in the world for it. DE is designed to shred apart bugs, but, just because our intestinal tract is stronger, doesn't mean it's not causing damage. You can't live in a sterile environment, and it's not practical anyway.
He who dares not offend cannot be honest.