I have heard about the wonders of diatomaceous earth for years. I never tried it because I couldn’t imagine eating dirt every day on purpose. I did finally decide to try it a couple of months ago when we brought a new dog into our family. Guess what… she had worms. I was guided to use diatomaceous earth in her food every day, and it worked quite well at ridding her of the worms and her fur started to look lush and shiny too.
OK – I had to look further into this dirt.
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a white clay-like powder created from the tiny fossilized remains of a single-celled microorganism known as diatoms. DE is very high in silica and is used for nutritional and cleansing purposes.
Some common benefits seen by including DE in the diet include:
• Better calcium absorption
• Healthier nails, bones, teeth, joints, skin, hair
• Heavy metal and radiation detox
• Digestive tract parasite cleanse
• Lowering of blood pressure
• Lowering of high cholesterol
• Weight loss
• Faster growing hair
• Preserves youthful looking skin
It’s tasteless and you can mix it with water, juice or add to a smoothie. It’s great for kids too. They won’t even know they are eating dirt and that you are OK with it! Are you using DE? What have you experienced with it?
Of all the reasons I love Young Living Essential Oils, calming digestion issues is my favorite. I truly believe that having “ strong digestion and stomach mean a healthy life, while, weak digestion and stomach mean life will be unhealthy.” After all, isn’t the stomach now called the 2nd Brain? For me, when my digestive tract is symptom free, I feel happier, more energized and more focused. Along with correct dietary choices, I use essential oils on a regular basis to maintain digestive health.
There are many oils that assist with issues of digestion, such as hiccups, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, gas and heartburn, and stomach ulcers, and IBS. My favorite is a blend called Di-Gize. It is an incredible combination of eight different essential oils, including peppermint, lemongrass, patchouli, juniper, ginger, fennel, and tarragon. I have used it “neat” or mixed with coconut oil. I simply rub it on my entire digestive tract….esophagus to lower intestines….and wait for the almost instant relief.
The Central Maryland Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Meet-up had a great discussion on this subject on 3/5/13. If you would like a consult regarding using essential oils to help with your digestion, please contact me at 443-562-0888. Please join us at future Central Maryland Aromatherapy Meet-ups for informative and lively discussions. With Spring upon us, many clients have asked about using essential oils for cleansing. Additionally, there are informal essential oil home gatherings scheduled periodically. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.