I have been consuming up to a heaping tablespoons of diatamaceous earth on and off for about two years and have given it to others also. I have felt better physically, and so have they. I however read some scary things online against DE such as kidney damage and quit using it. I would like to know where you got the info that you said many people take up to a one quarter cup or whatever per day of diatamaceous earth. Also the ones that said they take three percent of their food as diatamaceous earth??? Where did you get that information, I have never heard of such and don't trust that information to be real.
What's the science behind it damaging the kidneys? The kidneys filter bodily liquids, and solids in the digestive tract have no way to get over into the nephrons. I'd have to hear a plausible explanation of how you get the DE over to the kidney before I would accept it as a cause for damaging the kidney. Solids DO form in the ureters and cause problems, that's what kidney stones are, but these come about because of precipitation, not direct transport as a solid. But since DE is silica based, there is no chemical process in the body that will dissolve silica and redeposit it elsewhere.
That said, a quarter cup, or 3%, or even a heaping tablespoon seems like overkill (ha-ha, get it, overkill on those nasty helminths in the GI tract) to me. Even a teaspoon should be enough abrasive material to clean out most of the soft bodied parasites that could be lurking.
Thanks for the info, there were several websites stating the dangers of DE a few months ago, haven't looked lately. I still want to know where that other info about the dosage came from??!! Never heard such large dosages!
Does anyone know how I can get the answers to my original questions above? I read those dosages on the home page and desire the author to produce evidence that those statements were genuine facts and not made up.
Rodney Payne wrote:Does anyone know how I can get the answers to my original questions above? I read those dosages on the home page and desire the author to produce evidence that those statements were genuine facts and not made up.
Those are not doses that the author recommends. He states that people have said they use those quantities themselves.
If you read some of the threads here, you will also read those same claims.
Nobody is claiming that those are safe or recommended doses. Just what some people have 'self prescribed' for themselves.
Do I recommend doses for humans, pets, or livestock?
I do not consume DE, nor feed it to any animal. If I chose to do so, it would be much smaller doses than that.
Others do. That is their business.
Is it safe at those levels? I have no idea. Ask those who do take those doses.
Don't shoot the messenger.
Thank you John, but I never implied that the author was recommending those high dosages. I just question that there are actually people doing it, and if they are still alive and well, then I will feel more comfortable taking my regular TBS or two per day, can I get an amen anybody??!! I want to know where he heard that info, I have known about and used DE for two years on and off and NEVER read or heard of such great doses before! I still don't believe it till confirmed. May the author please step forward and give account for such unusual statements! I'm from Missouri, (truly, writing from there now) "Show Me". We here don't just believe every wind of doctrine.
I just started taking Diatamaceous Earth for a week, one TBSP a day.
I happened to need blood work at my doctor for my thyroid issues.
My kidney function came back in the abnormal range.
Very scary, never happened before.
I am worried it's the DE and it's destroying my kidneys
My mother just got out of the hospital with kidney and a stent in her left kidney. She had the procedure to bust up the stone because it was so big. My mother started taking a tablespoon twice a day of Diatomaceous Earth, she took it for about 5-6 months and went to the doctor and had a kidney function test done and was told that her kidneys were not functioning properly. My mother stop taking the diatomaceous earth. My mother has never had kidney stones before and she is almost 67 years old.
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