QIT

United States

#165 Apr 23, 2013
I got my 50 lb bag today (4/23/13) and looking forward to putting my pooches and kitty on the DE as well as myself. Maybe I'm the one willing to take risks but my hubby is skeptical so I'll wait till he changes over on his own. Also using it in the garden to protect my plants......does that take the organic label away from my garden now?
Tom

Cortland, NY

#166 Apr 24, 2013
Wow Izo, you read like an AMA spy. That's a lot of writing to support allopathic drugs. All the more reason each of us should read, read, read.

Like forums on cancer-- AMAs write in that Gerson treatment is quackery. But if you read, or watch them on youtube there are thousands of documented clinical cases. But people have to be their own Doctors today and read!
Anon

United States

#167 Apr 28, 2013
bkhelp wrote:
mY QUESTION IS HAS ANYONE OTHER THAN VAN USED DE AND GOT RESULTS LIKE THIS THIS SOUNDS LIKE A SALES PLOY TO ME BECAUSE NEARLY EVERY POST OF HIS HAS A LINK TO BUY !!!!
I have been dusting myself with DE that I got at Lowes every morning and before I go to bed. It seems to work ok if it's just been applied, but it wears off and you have to be careful not to get it on clothing (it doesn't stain, it just looks white and brushes off pretty easy). I did a thorough dusting before covering my mattresses a week ago when I thought the problem was bed bugs and completely doused my carpets and then vacuumed it. I have carpet upstairs and tile with rugs downstairs. The upstairs has been better I think, but I feel more crawlies when I'm downstairs in the kitchen or sitting on my sofa (which is leather, but they must be in the internal cloth parts or in the seams). The problem is starting to get worse lately so I am going to fumigate with pyrethrin based foggers both in the house and in my car. I'm also going to take Saran wrap to work for my keyboard. I'm also using borax and bleach in all laundry and using tea tree and peppermint oils and sulfur soap as much as I can tolerate. I am trying all these things before resorting to invermectin or other harsh chemicals (yes, I'm finally using pyrethrin). I don't have large amounts of scabs or sores, just a couple bumps- i think it may be in the early stages and I am trying to nip it in the bud.
I have recently discovered that what has been bothering me may be scabies and I've tried all of the natural remedies without too much success. The bites were never bad and have reduced quite a bit, but I still have the unnerving feeling of having the crawling feeling all over me when at home (it's not so bad if I iron/dry my clothes before going to work).
Hope this helps.
Ana

Delray Beach, FL

#168 May 10, 2013
Well, I am not sure if this is thanks to Diatomaceous Earth but this is the only thing that has changed in my diet 3 weeks ago. I was only taking flat teaspoon in my water daily, stopped a week ago.
Well.... I have to say I am still puzzled by this but my cardio has improved dramatically. I would only exercise once every week because I would get very tired and it was very discouraging and depressing to do it more often.I only lasted about 10 min playing tennis. Well 3 days ago I went to play tennis again and I just kept on going endlessly. I felt like the oxygen is finally getting into my lungs. I was so excited that when I came back home I was stepping up and down on the staircase trying to get tired, and I just kept on going. I could not believe it! The same happened yesterday, I exercised and I wouldn't get tired.

This might be Diatomaceous Earth that fixed whatever was wrong with me. I don't know.... I am going to start taking it again tonight. Oh! And also my nails were not as flimsy as before just a few days after taking it. I haven't used Diatomaceous Earth for the last week and I noticed they are a bit weaker again now.

If I notice anything else that improved my well being I will surely share with you.:)
Vann from Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text>
Patty,
I do not believe the testimonials, but the readings on my treadmill do not lie, and the new growth in hair is indisputable. Also, for the first time in many years, my regularity & poo are normal. So I do believe in my own testimonials.
Vann
FRED

Golden, CO

#169 May 10, 2013
Ana wrote:
Well, I am not sure if this is thanks to Diatomaceous Earth but this is the only thing that has changed in my diet 3 weeks ago. I was only taking flat teaspoon in my water daily, stopped a week ago.
Well.... I have to say I am still puzzled by this but my cardio has improved dramatically. I would only exercise once every week because I would get very tired and it was very discouraging and depressing to do it more often.I only lasted about 10 min playing tennis. Well 3 days ago I went to play tennis again and I just kept on going endlessly. I felt like the oxygen is finally getting into my lungs. I was so excited that when I came back home I was stepping up and down on the staircase trying to get tired, and I just kept on going. I could not believe it! The same happened yesterday, I exercised and I wouldn't get tired.
This might be Diatomaceous Earth that fixed whatever was wrong with me. I don't know.... I am going to start taking it again tonight. Oh! And also my nails were not as flimsy as before just a few days after taking it. I haven't used Diatomaceous Earth for the last week and I noticed they are a bit weaker again now.
If I notice anything else that improved my well being I will surely share with you.:)
<quoted text>
Diatomaceous Earth is one of the worst possible things you can put in your mouth. It is essentially very tiny pieces of broken glass and it migrates through the body very slowly, years, by cutting it's way through. It has long term negative health effects including serious immune system effects. If your using it you should stop. If your not don't start. The good info you find on the web about DE is from DE salesmen trying to sell it. People will tell you there is a difference between amorphous silica and crystaline silica but there is some chrystaline silica in all of it and it wouldn't do what people would tell you what it does unless it was sharp. That's why it screws up your immune system because it cuts through your GI tract and that's where most of your immune system is. Vann was a DE salesman and his post were from that perspective.

If you want to screw yourself up years down the road start eating D.E. and be careful not to breath the dust because that will get in your lungs and cause silicosis.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-129/pdfs/2...
Mayo

Griffin, GA

#170 Jun 3, 2013
Is this harmful in any way to pups bein in the yard or for pregnant women if I spread it in the yard and they breath it?
FRED

Golden, CO

#171 Jun 5, 2013
Mayo wrote:
Is this harmful in any way to pups bein in the yard or for pregnant women if I spread it in the yard and they breath it?
Yes DE is very harmful to organisms as it is tiny shards of broken glass, when it gets inside an animal it migrates through tissue by cutting it's way through. This has very adverse effects on immune system and lung function.
ncaughneeto

Hurst, TX

#172 Jun 16, 2013
It sounds like your experiencing detox symptoms. Not fun to go thru but it means that the DE is doing its job. Some people state they last a couple days to two weeks. Also, some women reported spotting for the same amounts of time.
itchygirl wrote:
DE is comprised of the microscopic shells of diatoms, which are very sharp on a microscopic level. Chemically, it is mostly silica. I'm not sure I buy all of the health claims. It will kill surface crawlers and bugs in your environment, but it is pretty harsh and very messy. It works as an abrasive and desiccant. It will also abrade and desiccate you. No scrapes, just sore, dry skin. It can be very bad for your lungs. I developed a pretty severe smokers cough after using it for a short time ( I don't smoke). I highly recommend spreading it with a dust mask on and not using it near your face. Although it has it's uses, it is not for everyone. That being said, there was a poster a while back that said that her brother cured himself by keeping himself and his apartment covered in DE, and I continue to use it as a nonchemical alternative for my cats. DO NOT use pool grade DE. It is not clean and can hurt you. Use food grade only.
The cheapest source I found was here. The shipping jacks the total on the 10lb up to $30 or $35 if I remember correctly, but it is still cheaper than the other places.
http://www.earthworkshealth.com/products.php...
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Tempe, AZ

#173 Jun 24, 2013
Jo in NY

Macedon, NY

#175 Oct 5, 2013
Not impressed wrote:
Diatomaceous Earth did nothing for my cats worms. Totally inneffective waste of money. You can get silica from vegetables.
How long did you use it?
It may take 3 month to completely clean your cat out.
I would rather use DE for 3 months than give my cats poison.
As for getting silica in vegetables...how often do your cats eat vegetables?
cody in kansas

Dodge City, KS

#176 Dec 13, 2013
vann from tenn....i really enjoyed your post and find them to be very helpful!!! I am all over the internet looking for ways to bathe with DE and glad i got to see your post! I like how open and tell all you are!! that is how it should be!!!
Charles

Hollywood, FL

#177 Dec 13, 2013
cody in kansas wrote:
vann from tenn....i really enjoyed your post and find them to be very helpful!!! I am all over the internet looking for ways to bathe with DE and glad i got to see your post! I like how open and tell all you are!! that is how it should be!!!
Van's been gone from this forum for over three years now. You just want to put the DE thread on top for no reason. It doesn't cure scabies. It doesn't even help with scabies. It's a huge internet scam.
Foxymcgee

Frisco, TX

#178 Jan 16, 2014
december downtown wrote:
<quoted text>regarding post number 123, why on EARTH (no pun intended) would you give your cat DE, when the cat can EASILY be wormed by a worming medicine and be done with it. How dare you prolong an internal parasite infestation when there are dewormers out there for tape worms. what kind of cocamamie BS are you doing?
i agree with heellooooo, take your cat to the vet or find some worming meds for tape worm over the counter somewhere or online.
Deworming medications are also extremely harsh on a hosts system. Keep in mind that any medication meant to kill something infecting a host, whether it's a dewormer, or antibiotic is in fact toxic to some degree. Lots of medicines prescribed to patients are NOT natural, not because natural remedies do not work, but because pharmaceutical companies cannot put a patent on something naturally occurring in nature...so more often than not, a doctor will not even tell you about natural remedies because a) they don't know about them or 2) won't prescribe something natural to you because they can't...they can only suggest. If you've ever been prescribed vitamin D...they give you a synthetic version called D2. The natural form, D3, is more effective, but they cannot prescribe it to you because it is natural and can't be patented. Some people prefer to be as natural as possible, and a lot of times you won't find that in a prescription from a vet or Dr.(Medical student)
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#179 Jan 17, 2014
Foxymcgee wrote:
<quoted text>
Deworming medications are also extremely harsh on a hosts system. Keep in mind that any medication meant to kill something infecting a host, whether it's a dewormer, or antibiotic is in fact toxic to some degree. Lots of medicines prescribed to patients are NOT natural, not because natural remedies do not work, but because pharmaceutical companies cannot put a patent on something naturally occurring in nature...so more often than not, a doctor will not even tell you about natural remedies because a) they don't know about them or 2) won't prescribe something natural to you because they can't...they can only suggest. If you've ever been prescribed vitamin D...they give you a synthetic version called D2. The natural form, D3, is more effective, but they cannot prescribe it to you because it is natural and can't be patented. Some people prefer to be as natural as possible, and a lot of times you won't find that in a prescription from a vet or Dr.(Medical student)
What's your point DE sales person? DE doesn't do a damn thing for scabies. The pharmas WORK..... Synthetic or not, the permethrin and ivermectin work and you don't have to prolong your suffering by using "DE," "sulphur soap," "clove oil," "neem oil," etc. They are all TOO WEAK for scabies remedies.
The so-called natural bullsh*t you recommend doesn't do JACK for scabies.
barbie

United States

#180 Jan 21, 2014
because it is natural and safe and don't harm my cats you narrow minded people
yeitsme

Preston, UK

#181 Apr 14, 2014
Not impressed wrote:
Diatomaceous Earth did nothing for my cats worms. Totally inneffective waste of money. You can get silica from vegetables.
If you bought the white kind it won't kill worms. You have to get the grey stuff for worming it's still 100% foodgrade.
naturecuresbette r

Tampa, FL

#182 May 5, 2014
december downtown wrote:
<quoted text>regarding post number 123, why on EARTH (no pun intended) would you give your cat DE, when the cat can EASILY be wormed by a worming medicine and be done with it. How dare you prolong an internal parasite infestation when there are dewormers out there for tape worms. what kind of cocamamie BS are you doing?
i agree with heellooooo, take your cat to the vet or find some worming meds for tape worm over the counter somewhere or online.
God gave us everything we need on this green earth to stay healthy,(not perfect, but healthier). Doctors don't have all our best interests at heart and are often slaves for the big pharmacy companies. If they could cure anything with all their so called medicine, no one would be sick. And in all clarity, the scientists are discovering these "medicines" are causing more harm than good in the long run by causing mutations in viruses and bacteria...superbugs! Exasperated natural remedies first, and if all else fails try asking a medical professional. I once caught scabies somehow and chose to use the carcinogenic cream to eliminate my infestation instead of seeking naturals remedies. For years after, I suffered strange symptoms and a general feeling of being unwell. I cleaned up my diet, quit using a nuke, take iodine, high vitamin c and cut back chemical uses in my home and on my body(or nail polish, hair dyet, deodorant, cleaners)) my health has improved drastically. But I still want to improve more by trying DE. IM glad I found this info and especially now because I just discovered my dog has worms:( thanks everyone n God bless:)
Candice

Flushing, MI

#183 May 12, 2014
heelloooooo wrote:
<quoted text>
DE IS DIRT. you don't need DE for anything, and it certainly doesn't cure SCABIES. If you have tape worm, you take a worm med for it until the worms are gone...
Actually, you are dead wrong. It is a proven fact that it kills almost all type of intestinal worms. Do your research. Talk to vets, animal shelters, animal rescues, farms, etc. Before you respond to something you know nothing about do some research please.
Candice

Flushing, MI

#184 May 13, 2014
FRED wrote:
<quoted text>
Diatomaceous Earth is one of the worst possible things you can put in your mouth. It is essentially very tiny pieces of broken glass and it migrates through the body very slowly, years, by cutting it's way through. It has long term negative health effects including serious immune system effects. If your using it you should stop. If your not don't start. The good info you find on the web about DE is from DE salesmen trying to sell it. People will tell you there is a difference between amorphous silica and crystaline silica but there is some chrystaline silica in all of it and it wouldn't do what people would tell you what it does unless it was sharp. That's why it screws up your immune system because it cuts through your GI tract and that's where most of your immune system is. Vann was a DE salesman and his post were from that perspective.
If you want to screw yourself up years down the road start eating D.E. and be careful not to breath the dust because that will get in your lungs and cause silicosis.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-129/pdfs/2...
Really? Seriously? LOL. I think you need to redo your research. ROFL. It isn't harmful to animals or humans. Geesh. In fact, it DOES have great 'all natural' benefits and works pretty well. Do some research. Ask Vets, Animal shelters, farms, zoos, animal rescues. and OH- people!
Graham

Redditch, UK

#185 May 23, 2014
Can I take DE if I am on dispersible aspirin

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