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post #61 of 161
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
Firefaery, do you take MSM and DE, or only MSM? Are you saying that DE is caustic and reduces breastmilk supply, or are you talking about oregano oil?
Oregano oil is DISASTER for supply----- do not take oregano oil while BF. Even eating a lot of oregano can noticably diminish supply.

For everyone- I'm having a very hard time hiding the DE for my kids. They pick up on it in everything (and then won't consume it). Besides yogurt, what do ya'll use for younger kids (ages 6 and almost 3)?
post #62 of 161
How about putting it in homemade ice cream?
post #63 of 161
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Originally Posted by Taedareth View Post
How about putting it in homemade ice cream?
I'll try it, but we don't eat ice cream (even though it's homemade and raw good stuff!) everyday (though I bet my kids would approve of a trial...)

Any other suggestions?
post #64 of 161
Tell them they can have a soda pop if they'll mix DE into it
post #65 of 161

DE and Pregnancy?

Is it safe to take food grade DE as a supplement during pregnancy?

Thanks,
HH
post #66 of 161
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Is it safe to take food grade DE as a supplement during pregnancy?

Thanks,
HH
I've stopped taking it because it lowers cholesterol, and cholesterol is supposed to be high during pregnancy in order to help the baby get good fats for development. I figured it's best not to interfere.
post #67 of 161
bumping this back up because my dad brought us the DE (finally )..i have taken 1 tbsp tonight. i wonder if DE is good for candida too.
post #68 of 161
i took 1 tbsp last night and 1 tbsp this morning. i had quite a bit of gurgling in my gut for some time and felt like i had lumps of lead in me but that has passed. i think it might be because i didn't drink enough water yesterday. i did wake up with phlegm in my lungs, which cleared out pretty quick. i think that was because of the DE though because i am not getting sick and it's very rare for me to have phlegm or a cough.

is anyone else still taking DE?
post #69 of 161
I'm still taking it. Did you make sure to completely dissolve it in a big cup of water?
post #70 of 161
last night when i took it, i used a small glass of water and stopped and stirred to keep it suspended in the water. then i followed with a big glass of plain water. this morning i took it in a smoothie.
post #71 of 161
went from feeling backed up to suddenly becoming much more regular. i have been fairly regular since switching from SAD to whole foods a couple years ago so i didn't know one could be even more regular!
post #72 of 161
Anyone buy capsules and fill them with DE? Just still trying to figure it out for my kids. My DS takes probiotics, etc in capsules, so maybe this would work. I'd definitely like it better that way also!

Anyone else?
post #73 of 161
i think taking the DE in capsules would be just fine. my dh actually suggested this to me last night. i do want to get a capsule filling machine but for other reasons. somehow the DE actually doesn't bother me.
post #74 of 161
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post #75 of 161
We noticed after about a week. I continued for another week just to be sure. I have a home daycare and one of the little ones must have it because we seem to get it every 4 to 6 months. I've added it to our whole grains and legumes to keep moths out. Hopefully that's enough to keep the pinworms away too.
post #76 of 161
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
We noticed after about a week.
What dosage? I took 3 Tbsp per day (before breakfast, dissolved in a cup of water) for several weeks and never noticed any difference except maybe making my nails harder.
post #77 of 161
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What dosage? I took 3 Tbsp per day (before breakfast, dissolved in a cup of water) for several weeks and never noticed any difference except maybe making my nails harder.
you still had pinworms after several weeks? were you reinfecting yourselves? I fill capsules and we took 3 size "0" capsules before every meal.
post #78 of 161
No, I don't think we had pinworms. I was doing a general cleanse because I have read that parasitic infections often go undetected for years. Many folks say they pass visible parasites and that's how they know the DE is "working." I just never did.
post #79 of 161
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Originally Posted by Taedareth View Post
No, I don't think we had pinworms. I was doing a general cleanse because I have read that parasitic infections often go undetected for years. Many folks say they pass visible parasites and that's how they know the DE is "working." I just never did.
Ahhh, gotcha. We were fighting pinworms and they are so tiny that the DE probably completely grinds them up. They don't have an exo-skelleton for you to see pass out of your body. I can see it when the earwigs that invade my son's room have been killed by DE because I see their empty husks afterward....but worms don't have husks. I knew the pinworms were gone because I no longer felt them crawling around my anus at night and I no longer found eggs around my anus in the mornings... BLECH!!!
post #80 of 161
I didn't know the eggs were visible; that's good to know in case our kids have issues down the road. I have read that they're easily transferable, especially among children in school and such. Anyway - I think we did have those symptoms a few years ago, and Reece's Pinworm medication seemed to do the trick. Again, we never saw anything, but that nighttime itching went away

That's pretty amazing about DE killing bugs! Do you just dust the floor, or how does that work?
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