Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

When you hear what I tell you about Diatomaceous Earth you might think I sound like a traveling salesmen of the 19th-century who’d sell elixirs claiming to cure all ailments, you know, a Snake Oil!

Diatomaceous Earth is not snake oil!  DE honestly aids people  and still kills insects! Diatomaceous Earth is all natural, no chemicals or harmful ingredients.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth can be consumed no matter what medications you’re taking.  Silica is all it is! 

Silica is the most important trace element in human health.  It’s a mineral necessary for absorption and health. 

What is Diatomaceous Earth?  First we need to understand what a Diatom is.   

Diatoms are a major group of algae, a one cell plant creature.  There are thousands of types of diatoms in all bodies of water, billions in every cubic meter of water.  When diatoms synthesize  the water they build up mineral crustaceans around them,  silica crustaceans.

Diatoms only live about six days and when they die these mineral crustaceans sink to the bottom of the water.   As the water evaporated and the crustaceans where undisturbed over thousands of years what was left was a mountain of diatomaceous earth; trillions and trillions and trillions of diatom shells that are available to be mined.

The diatomaceous earth is mined and crushed into a fine powder, a fossil shell flour, shells of these one cell diatoms.

When a picture of Diatomaceous Earth is magnified 1000 times it looks like Wheat Chex cereal, very hard and very sharp which makes it great for our health and also killing insects. It is a physical action that takes place, not a chemical one.

One heaping spoonful of Diatomaceous Earth can be mixed in a 4 ounce cup of water, juice or smoothie to drink every day. Instead of drinking the DE you can put a tablespoon of DE in yogurt or cereal.

Silica is a mineral and doesn’t interfere with any medications or other supplements you are now taking.

DE is an amazing detoxifier. The hard, sharp pieces travel through the digestive system and scrub and completely clean-out the years of build up. As these millions of sharp cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they attract and absorb toxins which become trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body.

The number one comment many make when consuming DE is regular bowel movements.  Many people are spending thousands of dollars on colonics to keeps away ulcers, polyps, and cancers. Diatomaceous Earth naturally does the same thing at a fraction of the cost.

Those who drink DE report increased energy and needing less sleep. Because the colon is less coated, food and nutrients are better absorbed into the blood stream.

As people age, many suffer from osteoporosis. As our calcium depletes, our bones become brittle and weak. Even with calcium supplements our body cannot assimilate and make use of the calcium without the presence of silica.

Also with a spoonful of Diatomaceous Earth many have found joint pain relieved.

People talk about their cholesterol being lowered 40-50 points with a spoonful of DE a day. A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica.   One of the benefits of Silica is the destruction of bad fats. It’s also amazing how high blood pressure goes down.

Collagen is the glue that holds the skin together and is largely made up of silica.  If our body has enough silica (glucosaminoglycane), the collagen will help our skin issues and injuries including rashes, itching, boils, abscesses, acne, calluses, warts, eczemas, burns, frostbite, bed sores, and insect bites..

Silica is a major component of hair. Daily Diatomaceous Earth is a good silica supplement for revitalizing the hair. Silica helps to prevent baldness and stimulates healthier, faster growing hair that will glow with a beautiful shine, luster and strength.

Nails grow faster, longer and stronger with the addition of DE in the diet. With silica supplementation, fragile nails become strong within a short period of time. The appearance of your nails will improve and they won’t break as easily.

Silica in Diatomaceous Earth hardens the enamel in our teeth and prevents cavities and preserves them. Silica also stops bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and inflammation.

Many people report that DE is helping them lose weight.  When Diatomaceous Earth is taken in the morning, their appetite is curbed throughout the day.

In all of these ways we physically benefit from the beautiful diatom shells but the most well known use of Diatomaceous Earth is that of killing insects.

Simply sprinkle DE on the floor where the insects walk and it gets on their feet and as they move the little sharp diatoms scrape off the waxy coating, the bugs will become dehydrated and die in 30-40 minutes up to several hours.

Some of the bugs that Diatomaceous Earth kills are ants, bed bugs, cock roaches, and mites. Bugs can’t become immune to DE so it always works.

Diatomaceous Earth is very helpful with pets taking care of fleas and ticks organically, no chemicals, simply brush diatomaceous earth on them and on their bedding.

De-worming your dog is as simple as feeding him a tablespoon of DE a day. Intestinal worms will be completely gone within just a few days.

Farm animals can be dusted and DE can be put in live stock’s feed.

For organic, chemical and drug free gardening DE takes care of all garden bugs.  Some people mix Diatomaceous Earth with water and spray it on their Fruit trees. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth around the dirt of Flower Gardens and the bugs will be gone.

It works for Stored Grain, several pounds of DE per ton and the grain will be free of bugs.

All of these wonders are of Food Grade Diatomaceous earth.

I have to warn you stay away from Filter grade Diatomaceous Earth which is heated and chemically treated for swimming pool filters not for people or pets.

Now you also need to know that the FDA has not approved Diatomaceous Earth, it is not endorsed by the FDA.

You can order Lumino Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth right here.

I encourage you to give it a try! I started drinking a tablespoon every day almost a month ago and I feel great!  I’ll keep you posted on how I’m improving over time! Tell me in the comments below about your experiences with Diatomaceous Earth.


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. I’m a believer, Linda! I had horribly itchy, scaly lumps on my scalp and tried many different things: prescription ointments and shampoos, OTC dandruff treatments and itch remedies, etc. Decided to make a paste of DE and rub it on my scalp. Three treatments and the lumps are gone! An added benefit is that my “cotton candy” hair is sleeker and shinier. Now… if it will just stop the thinning…….

  2. I have been taking DE for 4 months now and I lost 19 pounds and 2 dress sizes. I am so happy and will continue with this forever also I was having health issues with my stomach
    having IBS and now I do not get bloated like I did for 30 years this is a miracle I was told by
    doctors that I swallow air and that is why I was always swollen. Now I can enjoy my life .

  3. I agree with this .. In order to get rid of or minimize acne scarring, a combination of treatments may be offered. Very resourceful info ~!

    • Jen~
      I’m glad you took the time to comment! I see that you are knowledgeable about skin and your opinion is valuable!

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