Eat More Dirt!

Eat More Dirt!

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Yes you read that right…we were all told as kids to DO NOT EAT DIRT!  Well maybe we should have eaten more?  I’m not talking about the dirt in your back yard, but rather diatomaceous earth or more commonly referred to as DE.  There are over 600 deposits of DE in the United States alone, only four of which the FDA has deemed to meet food grade standards.  DE is actually fossilized aquatic organisms called diatoms that are then ground into a fine powder.  This wonderful dirt is made up of very important minerals that are beneficial to our bodies, but most importantly, it contains high amounts of silica.  Food grade DE contains 84% silica and about 20 other important trace minerals, but most importantly it is chemical free and non-toxic!

Many body functions and proper mineral absorption depends heavily on silica levels in the body.  Since most of us are deficient in this important trace mineral, it is no wonder so many have chronic health concerns.  Silica is responsible for aiding in calcium absorption, as well as depositing important minerals in the bones.  Since DE carries a strong negative charge, it is useful in attracting and absorbing pathogens that are positively-charged like bacteria, viruses, fungi, heavy metals, pesticides, drug residues, parasites, and radiation.

DE can help provide the body with valuable amounts of silica and minerals and has many benefits including:

  • Better nutrient absorption and decrease fatigue
  • Reducing pain and symptoms of osteoporosis
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Lowering high cholesterol
  • Help curb appetite and increase metabolism to aid in natural weight loss and increase energy
  • Detox your body from heavy metals (including methyl mercury), aluminum, radiation, parasites, worms, E. coli, bacteria, viruses (including poliovirus), endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues
  • Reduces tissue degeneration and aids repairing vital tissue like lung tissue
  • Helps prevent kidney stones and is useful in fighting urinary tract infections
  • Regulates bowels and is useful in treating both diarrhea and constipation
  • Is extremely beneficial to the lymphatic system and aids in reducing inflammation of the middle ear and swollen lymph nodes
  • Beneficial in building healthy bones, teeth, skin, hair, and nails
  • Can decrease vertigo, tinnitus, insomnia, and headaches
  • Can reduce stress and many other unwanted side effects of menopause
  • Can help prevent Tuberculosis

DE is easy to take and really does not have a taste.  We simply mix it in water, juice, milk or any other drink you may wish to try.  It will not dissolve, so stir it and drink it right away to prevent it settling to the bottom of the cup.  DE can be taken in doses up to 1-2 tablespoons a day, but you should start with a teaspoon and work your way up to the higher doses so you do not have too many side effects from detoxing too quickly.  Children can take smaller doses and even pregnant and nursing women can take DE without worrying about it negatively affecting their baby.  Since some report an increase in energy, it is probably best not to take it right before bedtime.  Keep in mind this is the good kind of energy, not the kind that will have your kids bouncing off the walls, even those with ADHD.  Do not worry about too much DE, any excess that your body does not need will be eliminated through the normal channels.

Do not forget…your pets can greatly benefit from the addition of DE to their daily meals.  It can improve their coat and skin, as well as remove and prevent parasites and worms.  You can also sprinkle it on their coats to help remove and kill fleas.  Recommended dosaging is as follows:

  • Large Cats - 1 teaspoon
  • Kittens - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dogs 100 lbs + - 1-2 tablespoons
  • Dogs 50 - 100lbs - 1 tablespoon
  • Dogs Under 50 lbs - 1 teaspoon
  • Mini dogs - 1/2 teaspoon

Two cautions should be noted.  First make sure to use only food grade DE.  The DE you put in your pool is NOT food grade!  Secondly, take care to not inhale the powder.  It is a fine powder, and as such, is capable of becoming an irritant to the lungs if inhaled.

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As required…here’s all the legal stuff we have to say. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any information and personal testimonies about this content does not reflect any medical claims. For educational purposes only.

References:

http://www.naturalnews.com/039326_diatomaceous_earth_detox_mercury.html

http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/01/diatomaceous-earth-homestead.html

http://www.earthworkshealth.com/human-use.php

5 Simple Steps to Breathe Easier this Allergy & Asthma Season

Posted on March 25, 2014

5 Simple Steps to Breathe Easier this Allergy & Asthma Season

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First, we take sole every morning before we do anything else. Sole is a salt water solution made from the Himalayan salt and it helps us boost the immune system, gain essential minerals, and increase nutrient absorption. It is a natural heavy metal detox, and will help open up the nasal passages and airways to help you breathe better.

Second, we take HimaMist every morning and as needed to assist in the pesky nasal drainage or blockage from allergens and pollutants. The nasal spray is created using the cleanest and most natural ingredients all designed to not only help decongest the nasal cavities, but assist in preventing the allergens from becoming a problem in the first place. It is also helpful for those who are suffering from ear pain or ear infections from fluids that build up behind the ears.

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Bentonite Clay

Posted on March 17, 2014

Bentonite Clay

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            There are many beneficial healing types of clay from all around the world. Clays have been used for thousands of years all around the world. One of the most beneficial clays if have found is Calcium-Bentonite Montorillonite, or Bentonite clay. Our source is mined right here in the United States and is one of the cleanest sources we know of. It is dried using solar rays and therefore is not heated and does not lose any of its beneficial properties. It is calcium based and doesn’t swell like many of the other clays which are sodium based and swell. And best of all, if you keep it in a sealed container, the shelf-life is indefinite. The benefits of this clay are numerous and it’s properties unique. Most detoxing elements will help move the toxins in the body, but not all of them will help eliminate them as well. Bentonite clay not only helps remove the toxins from its hiding places, but also removes the toxins from the body. It is one of the few materials that adsorb and absorb; meaning the toxic particles stick to the outside of the clay molecule and are also drawn into the inside of the clay molecule. So it acts as both a magnet and a sponge for toxins.

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First Aid from the Earth!

 Posted on Feburary 24, 2014

First Aid from the Earth!

We are pleased to announce our new First Aid from the Earth book and first aid kits!

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For many of us, we are hearing daily about all the natural things in this world that is good for us. There is at least one new article every day telling us about another benefit we didn’t know existed. For someone who is new to the natural world, this information can be confusing and a bit scary. I know when my son was diagnosed with autism in 2008 I was overwhelmed. Where to start? What do I try? How do I use it? The questions seemed to never end. As a parent of eight children I thought I had cornered the market on raising kids and treating all those pesky little illness and sniffles. But in light of my son’s diagnosis, everything in our conventional medicine cabinet had to be thrown away. It was as if someone had tied both hands behind my back, but wanted me to still fix the problem. So I did what I think any parent would do…we googled everything! I spent countless hours on the computer and digging through books that I must have spent a fortune on trying to get a handle on this new world I was thrown into.

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SALT & LIGHT

Posted on Feburary 20, 2014

SALT & LIGHT

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Himalayan Crystal Salt lamps provide ambient, soothing light and homeopathic health benefits - the most immediate and dramatic benefits being for those suffering from respiratory, allergies and asthma. Salt lamps naturally cleanse the surrounding indoor air, whether directly or indirectly. This is scientific fact based on properties inherent to this salt. It's important to breathe good air, free of pollution, germs, and the "floaties" like pollen, dander, and dust. Unfortunately, the most polluted air which we are exposed to is usually indoors. Homes, offices, and businesses both large and small are often neglected in the area of indoor air and environmental quality. Homes are especially important when it comes to air quality because this is where we live, eat and sleep. With all the time we spend breathing in our homes, does it not make logical sense to make sure our air, at the very least, is healthy?

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