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I have just been reading up on food grade diatomaceous earth and how great it is for people and animals to have in their diet. Do you think it is okay to start taking it while pregnant? I am all excited to see how it works, but I suppose I could wait if I had too..

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I don't see how it would hurt? In some cultures pregnant women eat it in order to have healthy babies.
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I wouldn't think it an issue - we feed it to pregnant pigs all the time and they are very close to humans (body wise I mean). It is also in most of the foods that we eat anyways - any grains will almost certainly have it in trace amounts as it is used as an organic insectiside (don't worry it can't harm you - just bugs)
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One question, it does help kill bacteria, so should I then take more probiotics or will it just all even itself out?

Here is a litte bit I found about it:
Food grade diatomaceous earth has been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, e-coli, endotoxins, viruses (including poliovirus), organophosphate pesticide residues, drug resides, and protein, perhaps even the proteinaceous toxins produced by some intestinal infections. Food grade diatomaceous earth detoxes.

There are some features about food grade diatomaceous earth that correspond with its ability as both a digestive aid and a colon cleanser. The honeycomb skeletal form of diatomaceous earth is found, under microscopic evaluation to reveal a tendency to become filled and clogged with hard debris such as intestinal scale. Food grade diatomaceous earth has not been found to cause any insult to the mucousa or barrier wall.

Diatomaceous earth has a negative charge and bacteria has a positive charge, wherein it is believed by some that food grade diatomaceous earth sweeps bacteria out of the body by trapping it in it’s honeycomb shaped skeletal form.
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