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post #81 of 161
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Originally Posted by Taedareth View Post
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?
They come in under the baseboards in his room so I keep a line of DE right up against the baseboards.
post #82 of 161


How's everyone doing on DE?
post #83 of 161
can i bump this??

i think my baby has pinworms she has been so cranky lately and wiggly and she just had a BM and i SAW a worm in it all moving and YUCK. im freaked out.
im going to go get some Food grade DE and make everyone in mt family take it.
uck..
post #84 of 161
post #85 of 161
bumpitty bump bumpo
post #86 of 161
I started yesterday with the FGDE, about 2tbs in a morning smoothie, and then in a cup of OJ (fresh) last night.

I was woken up this morning @ 6 30 by it, a few trips to the bathroom and I feel pretty good. I've also read about using fresh pineapple for parasites I think I'm going to ad this to my diet and see how it goes.

I don't have a juicer does any one know if just making it into a smoothiewith other ingredients, will be OK???? I can't just EAT a whole pineapple, after a few slices my lips gums and teeth get weird feeling.
post #87 of 161
Wow this was a great thread. I wonder how all of you did on this. I just found out we have parasites but of the protozoan nature and have been wondering if DE can take care of protozoa parasites. Anyone know?
post #88 of 161
moon mountain mama: im not sure but it cant hurt! we have all been taking it and the health benefits seem to be many.
my middle daughter has/had a large cyst on her head. it was sunken in her soft spot at birth and as it closed it pushed up and seemed to be getting larger. it was very noticeable..and i was sure that it would eventually have to be removed. it would have been cosmetic because the dr's deemed it to be completely safe. we started taking the DE because i was concerned that my smallest daughter had pinworms. she expelled a wriggling worm one day and it freaked me right out...she had been restless at night, screaming and sticking her fingers in her bum (TMI) a lot. after a few days of using it (in smoothies and in water) my littlest one stopped complaining of wriggly bum and my daughters bump started to get smaller. it is now barely noticeable. im am 100% sure it was to do with the DE. there is no other explanation for it.

we all still take it, not only is it good for parasites, its very high in minerals and silica which we are all likely low in..
post #89 of 161
I'm wondering if any of you had any resolution whether or not it was safe to take it with a leaky gut or at least a compromised possibly permeable intestinal wall?
post #90 of 161
Here's the WAPF article written by Kaayla Daniel PhD and Galen Knight PhD on using DE for chelating mercury:

Mad As a Hatter
How to Avoid Toxic Metals and Clear Them from the Body

http://www.westonaprice.org/Mad-As-a-Hatter.html
post #91 of 161
does anyone take Red Lake Earth de from kamloops? I've tried the white stuff at a friend's house and it was fine to drink in water but I am reluctant to even try the grittier stuff. I have tons of it for my animals so I should just eat it too.
post #92 of 161
We are joing you all got our DE today and started using it. I hope to notice an improvement in our overall health so I am crossing my fingers. Only problem is my hubby is very resistant to try any of my crazy cures and I think he may benefit the most from it. Always saying he has a tape worm lol.
post #93 of 161
This is definitely very interesting to me. I use DE for my dairy cow... Really I ought to be using it for all my animals. I assume it's pretty easy to get cats and dogs to eat it. My question is... How can you get kids to consume it? Living on a farm, we are almost in constant contact with vectors for parasite transmission. I've had issues with my son in the past(pin worms), and we've always used pyrantel pamoate. But I would really rather take care of it naturally. Also, maintenance dosing so that it isn't a case of waiting for all those yucky symptoms to show up(my poor baby!). And if he has had them(has them?) chances are the whole family does. I've concocted my own worming capsules using the three biggies(clove, black walnut, wormwood+other lesser knowns), but I'm not comfortable giving it to the kids, nor do I want to be taking such strong herbs on a daily basis forever. So... Suggestions for getting FGDE into an almost 6yo and almost 3yo. Mix it with a spoonful of jam? Also, would I start at an initial higher dose with young ones, or just stick with the consistent recommended dose?
post #94 of 161
I am not sure on the dose question but I have been succesful on mixing with yogurt and juice and my kids are pretty picky. It really does not have a taste just a very chalky texture. Blah!! But is standable I guess. I give my kids 1/2 tablespoon.

I seem to be having the flu like symptoms on my second day my tummy is pretty twisted today. And more then normal bathroom trips. So I guess it is working.
post #95 of 161
Loving this thread!! DE is sooooo cool!! I wanna get some too!
post #96 of 161
Check around the feed stores if you have any or try this link this is how I found ours http://www.perma-guard.com/distributors.html

I was actually looking for more naural ways to keep bugs out of a garden and fruit tree and came accross this stuff and was very interested so I decided to get the 50# bag to use around the house, yard, and tummy. You can also buy some from ebay 1# I think for aroun $7.

I am just trying to get use to the idea that it is a bug killer to...I have looked at the bag a million times just to make sure it is the right stuff lol.
post #97 of 161
I'll try the yogurt... It seems right, hiding the white in the white. I really want to start now, but we are all battling a pretty heinous cold. Maybe is a few days. I read the parasite testimonial from the fossil shell flour site... Good grief, that was GROSS but SO COOL as well. I'd really love/hate to see all that going on. I've got a very bright and medically minded son, and I can imagine that he would be happy to see the results of the "bad gut worms" dying. I suppose that it all part of it too, feeling psychologically better about it all. Like they aren't sucking away your nutrients, so your brain is working better, so you can focus on energetically ridding yourself of parasites, so you feel better to focus more on health. Closure, I guess. I want that. To KNOW they are gone.
post #98 of 161
If you mix it in water it will turn the water brownish kinda like dirty water.

I am one that has a goriphobia of bugs so I will not be "looking" I will trust the results when my body feels better. lol

My daughter has had a bad tummy bug the lat week I thought it would help but then I read somewhere a review that it makes it worse this was after the fact I had given her some so she had a rough night not sure if thats why or not but I will hold off with her until she is feeling better.
post #99 of 161
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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest View Post
does anyone take Red Lake Earth de from kamloops? I've tried the white stuff at a friend's house and it was fine to drink in water but I am reluctant to even try the grittier stuff. I have tons of it for my animals so I should just eat it too.
I had NEVER heard or seen of this red lake variety until you posted about it, pretty cool, please keep us posted about it! Maybe you could put it in the coffee grinder to get it more powdery and less gritty?

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Originally Posted by mommyjamieof2 View Post
We are joing you all got our DE today and started using it. I hope to notice an improvement in our overall health so I am crossing my fingers. Only problem is my hubby is very resistant to try any of my crazy cures and I think he may benefit the most from it. Always saying he has a tape worm lol.
Well, I also convinced a few guy friends to take this with me, and I can tell you wat they told me and you can tell hubby....lol.... it makes you go poo, apparently guys LOVE to poo,(or at least all the ones I know) AND it has certain, um... male veritility...um side effects???? If this is too ambiguous, please PM me for more details as i don't think i can post that any diff. without raising eyebrows

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Originally Posted by StrongBeliever View Post
This is definitely very interesting to me. I use DE for my dairy cow... Really I ought to be using it for all my animals. I assume it's pretty easy to get cats and dogs to eat it. My question is... How can you get kids to consume it? Living on a farm, we are almost in constant contact with vectors for parasite transmission. I've had issues with my son in the past(pin worms), and we've always used pyrantel pamoate. But I would really rather take care of it naturally. Also, maintenance dosing so that it isn't a case of waiting for all those yucky symptoms to show up(my poor baby!). And if he has had them(has them?) chances are the whole family does. I've concocted my own worming capsules using the three biggies(clove, black walnut, wormwood+other lesser knowns), but I'm not comfortable giving it to the kids, nor do I want to be taking such strong herbs on a daily basis forever. So... Suggestions for getting FGDE into an almost 6yo and almost 3yo. Mix it with a spoonful of jam? Also, would I start at an initial higher dose with young ones, or just stick with the consistent recommended dose?
I WOULD give this regularly if I were still on my horse/pig farm.... I DID have problems that I treated with the same chemical and it wasn't great.... I like the DE in the jam idea I also give it to me and mine, including my parrots in smoothies.... My son is 8yrs old, and he takes his DE GREAT!
post #100 of 161
Danielle!

Here is my favorite siggie again... thank you I SO needed to hear Dr. Seuss' words in the past few weeks.

(bumping up this thread for today's question on parasites)
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