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    I am just wondering if there is more information on long time use of diatomaceous earth for human use. I have been taking for couple months now. I am diabetic and my sugar level has gone into normal levels after ten years of trying keep them down. I have the dehydration problem which normal for a diabetic. Dry eyes etc.


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    It seems there is not a lot of useful information here on diatomaceous. Got a good spellchecker tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leolken View Post
    I am diabetic and my sugar level has gone into normal levels after ten years of trying keep them down.
    Why on Earth would sand effect your sugar level?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Why on Earth would sand effect your sugar level?
    It stops me eating ice-cream on a windy beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leolken View Post
    It seems there is not a lot of useful information here on diatomaceous. Got a good spellchecker tho.
    There's another thread on it. The only information comes from posters who think they're spreading the word.

    Like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leolken View Post
    I have been taking for couple months now. I am diabetic and my sugar level has gone into normal levels after ten years of trying keep them down.
    No you're not and no it hasn't. You're just here to spam us with more DE crap.

    Keep eating dirt if you want, but I'm not an annelid so I'll pass.
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    it cleans up overloaded musus in bowels, so many people are full of it,
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    and the food we are feed with gmo, processing with no nutrients, and addictives. the need for more bowl cleaner, simple dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leolken View Post
    it cleans up overloaded musus in bowels
    Citation required. (And a spelling checker.)

    so many people are full of it
    Apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leolken View Post
    and the food we are feed with gmo, processing with no nutrients, and addictives. the need for more bowl cleaner, simple dirt.
    Instead of eating processed, nutrient free GMO foods and then eating dirt, why not just eat better food to begin with?
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    Scenario; Your intake of McDonald's for 3 meals a day is leading to health problems.

    Do you ...

    A) Eat something that isn't McDonald's
    B) Eat dirt under the belief that this somehow offsets McDonald's
    C) Change nothing
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    Are "Diatoms" actually 100% silicon dioxide?

    Going further, as a kid, I heard that "ground up glass" is poisonous if ingested. How, then, is silicon dioxide routinely added to a great variety of powdered foodstuffs, as an anti-caking agent? jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by leolken View Post
    it cleans up overloaded musus in bowels, so many people are full of it,
    full of mucus? or the other stuff you usually find in the bowels lol.

    An enema can clean your bowels too and do it much more quickly than eating dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Yep, people cranks who think there's a health benefit to eating inorganic detritus are certainly full of something...
    You have heard the term, "Eat shit and die."

    It has now been changed to "Eat dirt and die, die, die."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    Are "Diatoms" actually 100% silicon dioxide?
    When they are alive, no. But their "shells" are.

    Going further, as a kid, I heard that "ground up glass" is poisonous if ingested. How, then, is silicon dioxide routinely added to a great variety of powdered foodstuffs, as an anti-caking agent?
    I think the ground glass thing (if it isn't a myth) is because of the sharp edges causing physical damage. Natural sources of silica tend to be more rounded (you don't end up bleeding after lying on the beach!)

    There are beaches in the Okinawan islands where the sand looks like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    Are "Diatoms" actually 100% silicon dioxide?
    When they are alive, no. But their "shells" are.

    Going further, as a kid, I heard that "ground up glass" is poisonous if ingested. How, then, is silicon dioxide routinely added to a great variety of powdered foodstuffs, as an anti-caking agent?
    I think the ground glass thing (if it isn't a myth) is because of the sharp edges causing physical damage. Natural sources of silica tend to be more rounded (you don't end up bleeding after lying on the beach!)

    There are beaches in the Okinawan islands where the sand looks like this:
    OH MY!! THat is BEAUTIFUL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    OH MY!! THat is BEAUTIFUL!
    And I am always disappointed that I didn't take some away with me... (even though it is illegal).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    OH MY!! THat is BEAUTIFUL!
    And I am always disappointed that I didn't take some away with me... (even though it is illegal).
    I cannot fault you for that!

    It is exquisite!

    Thank you SO much for sharing that!!

    I am in awe!
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    This is the place to go, if you want to see it yourself: Yaeyama Islands Travel Guide: Iriomote Island

    Ishigaki is nice, too: Ishigaki Island, Japan (Wow: they have an airport now. It used to be a two-day boat trip from Okinawa!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    This is the place to go, if you want to see it yourself: Yaeyama Islands Travel Guide: Iriomote Island

    Ishigaki is nice, too: Ishigaki Island, Japan
    Thank you!

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    I don' t think I can get my husband to go there.......even though for me, it is not that far from Hawai'i,

    I like exploring. Have an invite to Tahiti by some people I met in Hawai'i, but I have a desire to see Fiji and also Hong Kong. Daughter was in Singapore, again, asked me to come and I didn't...I could just KICK myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    Are "Diatoms" actually 100% silicon dioxide?
    When they are alive, no. But their "shells" are.

    Going further, as a kid, I heard that "ground up glass" is poisonous if ingested. How, then, is silicon dioxide routinely added to a great variety of powdered foodstuffs, as an anti-caking agent?
    I think the ground glass thing (if it isn't a myth) is because of the sharp edges causing physical damage. Natural sources of silica tend to be more rounded (you don't end up bleeding after lying on the beach!)

    There are beaches in the Okinawan islands where the sand looks like this:
    This amazing picture is all the more so, due to the abundance of exactly-appearing seeds which were found in abundance in the area where we lived outside of Phoenix. Probably of larger scale, however, they were about the size of green peas, and to step on one barefooted was painful as hell. Tennis shoes were forever embedded with them. Locally, they were called "goatheads". "This is that obnoxious weed whose seeds are incredibly painful to step on, get tracked into your carpet, puncture your bicycle tires, and have to be pulled out of your pets' paws." From: Puncture Vine, Tribulus terrestris. Here's a pic. When dried after falling off the plant, they are dark brown colored, and very hard. jocular

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    Does every continent (except Antarctica I suppose) have one of these foot / tyre killer plants?

    This is emex australis, known as three corner jacks. A weed in both Australia and South Africa. It is diabolical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Does every continent (except Antarctica I suppose) have one of these foot / tyre killer plants?

    This is emex australis, known as three corner jacks. A weed in both Australia and South Africa. It is diabolical.
    lmao now we know what inspired the artist's impression of what satan looks like.
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    I wonder if worms are subjected to this diatomaceous earth nonsense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Does every continent (except Antarctica I suppose) have one of these foot / tyre killer plants?

    This is emex australis, known as three corner jacks. A weed in both Australia and South Africa. It is diabolical.
    Pretty much like the ones I'm familiar with here in the desert. Usually, ours have 4 points, sometimes 3, but always posing a risk, once they become hard a dry; they are then very strong, the points easily capable of penetrating a tire. Your choice of descriptive word is eloquent, diabolical!. jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
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    Are "Diatoms" actually 100% silicon dioxide?
    When they are alive, no. But their "shells" are.

    Going further, as a kid, I heard that "ground up glass" is poisonous if ingested. How, then, is silicon dioxide routinely added to a great variety of powdered foodstuffs, as an anti-caking agent?

    I think the ground glass thing (if it isn't a myth) is because of the sharp edges causing physical damage. Natural sources of silica tend to be more rounded (you don't end up bleeding after lying on the beach!)

    There are beaches in the Okinawan islands where the sand looks like this:
    This amazing picture is all the more so, due to the abundance of exactly-appearing seeds which were found in abundance in the area where we lived outside of Phoenix. Probably of larger scale, however, they were about the size of green peas, and to step on one barefooted was painful as hell. Tennis shoes were forever embedded with them. Locally, they were called "goatheads". "This is that obnoxious weed whose seeds are incredibly painful to step on, get tracked into your carpet, puncture your bicycle tires, and have to be pulled out of your pets' paws." From: Puncture Vine, Tribulus terrestris. Here's a pic. When dried after falling off the plant, they are dark brown colored, and very hard. jocular


    Kiawi trees also do that....and they are not indigenous to Hawai'i!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    I wonder if worms are subjected to this diatomaceous earth nonsense?
    You've never described a good bowel movement as "positively oligochaetian"?
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