From the life hacker link
"Diatomaceous Earth is almost pure silica (with some beneficial trace minerals); under a microscope, it looks like shards of glass (glass is made from silica). On any beetle-type insect that has a carapace, like fleas and cockroaches, the DE works under the shell and punctures the body, which then dehydrates and the insect dies. DE is totally nontoxic. There is no buildup of tolerance like there is to poisons because the method of killing is PHYSICAL, not chemical."
Haven't been on much, forgot about this thread. Just reminded me to take my DE. I've stopped taking it for awhile and noticed my hair and nails don't grow as well (and Grizz's ghost poo remark is true for me as well). Cheers.
Last edited by Ferti; 01-08-2014 at 03:46 AM.
I didn't read the whole thread so excuse me if this is repeat info. We've used organic food grade DE for our pets, both externally & internally. There's some great info in DE on wolfcreekranch website.
While reading WCR I read how they (the humans) use it as well.
We have used DE for tummy issues (possible tummy bugs, food poisoning) w good results. We bought a different brand a while back, and I don't care for using it and can't recall the brand I used to get.
Anyway, if you're going to use it for people or pets, get food grade.
"Keep in mind that you need to keep DE dry before using as water will make it ineffective."
So - if moisture stops the DE from damaging insects, puncturing them etc, then mixed with water it isn't going to do any harm to a human gut either. It has worked wonders for my skin and nails. Wish it would reverse my hair loss!
I've used it on the cats (internally & externally) and it causes the fleas to dehydrate (& die). The fleas are actually flat like paper (and dead).
I tell everyone w pets and so far they have also had good results