DE has helped my varicose veins and spider veins
I've been taking DE for 1yr now to try to get rid of pinworms but it's been an uphill battle with that ..... I take 1-2Tbsp of DE in water and a splash of milk nightly and my kids take 1Tbsp nightly.
When I first started taking DE I went through major
detox sickness. I was in bed crying in pain all of my joints ached, my head hurt and I had all the flu like symptoms all come crashing down on me within the first 24hrs - but a few days later I passed enough of the toxins that I could be out of bed.....
About one week after I started DE I noticed my Spider veins had all but disappeared! I mean they were bad! They radiated my thighs and ankles and have been worsening since the birth of my 3rd son. Then my husband said that even my varicose veins on the backs of my legs had practically vanished!
Now after a year of almost daily (there were a few months I got tired of taking it but the veins came right back so I started it up again) DE I have NO varicose veins and only a few spider veins that pop up if I stop taking DE for a week here and there.
And it is completely safe for pregnant and nursing women as long as you are using FOOD GRADE DE! I get mine from Wolf Creek Ranch here's the link:http://wolfcreekranch.net/diatomaceous_earth.html
it's been affordable and easy to handle the taste.
I've nursed our 2yo for a long time while taking DE and I wish I had discovered it earlier - it has actually helped the kids with the problems with their teeth enamel (my two youngest have defunct enamel on their teeth - brown spots, pitting, etc) the brown spots due to malformed enamle have gotten smaller and less brown.
DE is wonderful really there are so many benefits - this is a missing nutrient that we would have had centuries ago just in our diet...... anyway good luck to all of you and don't be scared of it, just don't huff it and you'll reap the benefits of improved cardiovascular health as well as a clean gut and liver!