Medicine for the People
Walks With Hawks Doyle
There is no life without Silica!
Diatomaceous Earth is 84% Silicon Dioxide (Silica)
is no life without Silica! Some say that, "Silica is the
most important trace mineral for human health!" Silica
plays an important role in many body functions and has a
direct relationship to mineral absorption. The average
human body holds approximately seven grams of silica, a
quantity far exceeding the figures for other important
minerals such as iron. DE is mined from Mother Earth and
is eco friendly. I have used this for years, especially
for my food storage. I have also taken it internally for
detoxification of my body and have given it to my
animals, using it sometimes to get rid of ticks, fleas
and other parasites that seem to be around all spring
and summer ready to attach us humans and our brother and
sister in the animal species. I have also used it to
spray or powder my plants in the garden; it works
effectively on all plants and you do not have to worry
about poisoning or chemicals.
Diatomaceous Earth Works
When Diatomaceous Earth is taken into the body it starts
working in 3 different ways:
1st: As it moves through the stomach and digestive
tract, it attracts and absorbs bacteria, fungi,
protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug
residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. These toxins are
trapped and passed out of the body. In addition, any
larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach of
digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the sharp
edges of the DE. All of these activities result in a
much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear
the phrase "I just feel better" with our DE users. This
better feeling comes from all the "junk" being removed
from the body and by giving our immune system the "jump
start" it needs.
2nd: Diatomaceous Earth is very hard. On the hardness
scale where diamonds are a 9, DE is a 7. This is very
important, because as those millions of tiny hard and
sharp DE cylinders pass through the small and large
intestines, they "scrub" the walls. After only a few
months of taking DE, the intestine wall is no longer
coated with mucus and molds but CLEAN!!
advantages of this are:
1. Regular bowel movements (This is the #1 comment
everyone makes about DE)
Healthier Colon. This is especially important as we get
older. A clean healthy colon keeps away polyps, cancers,
and ulcers. Today, many are spending thousands of
dollars to get colonics to do the same thing as DE does.
Many users report increased energy and needing less
sleep. This is a result of all the food and nutrients
that are taken in being better absorbed into the blood
stream. With a coated colon--many nutrients never get
3rd: A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed
into the blood stream as silica. One of the benefits of
Silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Everyone
that we know that is taking DE has lowered their
cholesterol by 40-50 points. Everyone is also amazed at
how their high blood pressure goes down.
The benefits of silica are many. In today's grains,
there is actually a shortage of silica. Years ago, the
silica found in our foodstuffs was adequate, but with
today's hybrids and depleted soils, only about 1/3 of
the silica needed is supplied in our food. DE is a
simple and inexpensive way to get the silica your body
The intake of silica through DE can help you in many
1. Lower High Blood Pressure!
2. Lower High Cholesterol! - Most are reporting 20-40
points lower after only 2 weeks on DE.
3. Sore joints feeling better - Osteoporosis is a
symptom of the aging process. As calcium in our body
system depletes, our bones become brittle and weak.
Taking only a calcium supplement can not correct or stop
this threatening and crippling disease because the body
cannot assimilate and make use of the calcium without
the presence of silica. Evidence suggests that, instead
of affecting healing, supplemental mineral calcium, on
the contrary, accelerates the leaching away of bone
calcium and thus hastens the degenerative process of
osteoporosis and similar diseases that affect the
supportive and connective tissues in the human body. For
osteoporosis, silica can stop the pain and even restore
the bodies self repair process. Silica is responsible
for the depositing of minerals into the bones,
especially calcium. It speeds up the healing of
fractures and also reduces scarring at the site of a
fracture. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body
can turn silica into calcium that the bones need.
4. Healthier skin Overseas, DE is used extensively as
a health and beauty product for hair, skin, nails,
bones, and joints. Tissue degeneration accelerates due
to aging when connective tissue develops an increasing
inability to retain moisture when left unassisted.
Silica can help slow the degenerative process of
connective tissue. With silica, vitality and life, which
are often lost as the years accumulate, can be naturally
maintained or even restored to your skin. Collagen,
largely made up of silica, is the glue that holds us
together. If our body has enough silica, the collagen
will make us look younger. Silica helps with skin
problems and injuries including itching, rashes,
abscesses, boils, acne, calluses, warts, eczemas, burns,
frostbite, benign skin sores, insect bites and bed
sores. If you regularly follow a silica regimen, your
skin will keep its young look.
5. Hair That Grows! - Hair is natures greatest beauty
enhancer. Hair deserves to be pampered. Hair at 90
micrograms per gram is almost as rich in silica as are
healthy bones, which contain 100 micrograms per gram.
Silica is a major component of hair. Using a good silica
supplement (such as DE) should be part of your ongoing
hair care program for revitalizing hair. Silica helps to
prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and
assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.
6. Teeth and Gums! - Hardening the enamel, silica
prevents cavities and preserves teeth. Silica also
prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and recession that
causes the loosening of teeth, which could ultimately
lead to tooth loss. Silica effectively fights ulceration
and the decay of bones and teeth and also lessens
7. Toughens nails - Your nail plates are complex protein
structures that grow four to five millimeters per month
on average. With silica supplementation, fragile nails
become normal within a short period of time. Silica will
beautify the appearance of your nails and improve their
hardness, making them shinier and less prone to
Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises good.
Silica fades age spots.
Silica stimulates metabolism for higher energy levels.
DE has a negative charge and bacteria have a positive
charge. It is believed that it sweeps bacteria out of
the body by trapping it in its honeycomb shaped skeletal
Silica supplementation helps repair and maintain vital
lung tissues and protects them from pollution. By
maintaining or restoring the elasticity of lung tissues,
silica reduces inflammation in bronchitis.
It acts as a cough decreasing agent. Silica tones the
upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, larynx) and
reduces swelling because of its positive action on the
Silica supplementation keeps menopause free of stress
and helps to prevent many unwanted side-effects.
Cancer can not survive in cells that have the correct
levels of Silica.
Silica works with other antioxidants to prevent
premature aging and to preserve youthfulness.
Silica can help prevent kidney stones and heal
infections of the urinary tract. It is a natural
diuretic which can increase excretion of urine by 30
percent, thus flushing the water-excreting system and
restoring normal function to these vital organs.
The presence of sufficient silica in the intestines
will reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can
cause disinfection in the case of stomach and intestinal
mucus and ulcers. Silica can prevent or clear up
diarrhea and its opposite, constipation.
Silica will help normalize hemorrhoidal tissues.
regulating and normalizing the bowels, silica has a
pleasant side effect; it can alleviate lower back pain,
which often troubles the elderly.
Silica proves effective with female discharge, abscesses
and ulcers in the genital area and cervix, as well as
mastitis (especially for breast feeding mothers).
intake of silica acts as a supportive treatment for
inflammation of the middle ear. Because of the
beneficial effectiveness on the lymphatic system, silica
can be used for swelling of the lymph nodes in the
Has anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor
binding effects. Silica can normalize circulation and
regulate high blood pressure (hypertension). Silica can
decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the
ears) and insomnia. Silica can help diabetes by
promoting synthesis of elastase inhibitor by the
pancreas. Silica can help arterial disease by
strengthening the blood vessels. Studies confirm that
with age, silica disappears from the aorta, the heart's
key blood vessel thus weakening its critical connective
tissue and resulting in a greater cardiac risk. Silica
can help prevent Tuberculosis. By improving the
elasticity of the joints, silica helps rheumatism.
Silica has inhibitory effects on coronary diseases.
Silica can help avoiding or alleviating Alzheimers
disease by preventing the body from absorbing aluminum
and may flush out aluminum from the tissues. Silica can
stimulate the immune system.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablespoons per day mixed in some kind
of liquid or food. There is no unpleasant taste. Since
it will not dissolve, stirring several times while
drinking will prevent settling. Some have experienced
higher energy levels, so it is probably better not to
take it right before sleeping. No worry about getting
too much--any excess silica not needed by the body is
automatically eliminated through the blood stream,
kidneys and intestines.
Diatomaceous Earth For Pets and Animals
Pets - they come in all shapes and sizes. Protect them
with DE. When lightly rubbed into their coats or dusted
on their premises, it is very effective against fleas,
ticks, lice, and other pests on pet dogs, cats, and
birds. It can also be used as an organic wormer and will
kill any worms or parasites the pets may have.
When using as a de-wormer, mix the DE into their food as
Large Cats - 1 teaspoon
Kittens - 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs 100 lbs + - 1-2 tablespoons
Dogs 50 - 100lbs - 1 tablespoon
Dogs Under 50 lbs - 1 teaspoon
Mini dogs - 1/2 teaspoon
pets get older, they also get sore joints. With DE in
their diet they will feel better. Apply to moist kennel
areas to reduce odors, dry the area, and prevent pest
breeding. Deodorizing and absorption are natural
functions of DE, so add to kitty litter to absorb odors
and keep the litter box drier.
All livestock such as Horses, Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Goats,
Rabbits, Chickens and others will benefit from the use
It is completely safe and nontoxic.
Some of the benefits that have been observed:
Control of fleas and ticks
Stimulates basic metabolism
Converts feed better
Reduces the desire to lick soil
Scouring or diarrhea: when fed it seems to act as a
material that draws both virus and bacteria out of the
body and solidifies the stool
Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls
Better coat and hoof condition
Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably
reducing the fly population
Reduces annual vet bills--Decreased Mortality
In Cattle: Decreased Mastitis
Dairy Cattle: Increased milk production
Kills parasites without chemicals
Better egg production, stronger eggs, and reduces
overall animal stress
Added to livestock waters, will prevent algae from
Suggested Feeding and Application for Animal Rates:
Beef Cattle - 1% of total weight of dry ration 5% in
grain or 1oz. per day
Dairy Cattle - 1% of total weight of dry ration or 1
oz. per day
Calves - 4 grams in morning milk per calf or 2 oz. per
day in feed
Chickens - 5% in feed, use at full strength in dusting
Hogs - 2% of total feed ration, dust or spray on
bedding and animals
Horses - 5 ounces (1 cup) in daily feed ration
Sheep - 1% in ground grains 1 part Diatomaceous Earth
to 2 parts T-M salt
Goats - 1% in grain, 1/2 oz per day, up to 50% in T-M
large animals, DE may also be offered "free Choice" as
long as dispenser is protected from the wind. Your
livestock will also get the benefit of over 14 trace
minerals that make up Diatomaceous Earth.
NEVER feed any other type of DIATOMACEOUS EARTH to any
animal, other than the Food Grade fresh water
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH by Perma-Guard.
Using Diatomaceous Earth As Organic pest control
DE is a natural, organic insect killer. DE kills by
physical action and not by chemical so there is NO harm
to pets or humans. The tiny hard and sharp diatoms
scratch off the insects waxy coating, causing it to
dehydrate. Use DE for control of roaches, silverfish,
ants, fire ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, spiders, earwigs,
flies, fleas, box elder bugs, scorpions, crickets, and
many other insects. DE can be used in and around the
home, yard, animal housing, etc. Sprinkle a 2 inch wide
border around the foundation of your house to prevent
insects from entering. DE will not harm earthworms or
beneficial soil microorganisms.
A Word about BEDBUGS
All over the United States we are seeing an outbreak of
bedbugs. DE will not only kill the bedbugs you have, but
will do it safely without chemicals. Remember-bed bugs
cannot fly, so make sure bed is away from the wall and
there is no bedding touching the floor. Surround each of
the 4 legs of the bed with DE--this will kill them as
they try to get on the bed the only way possible. Dust
some DE on the mattress and bedding--especially in the
creases. Dust DE in the carpets and in corners of room.
Remove electrical outlet covers and puff some DE inside
the walls. Keep this routine up for several days until
no more bed bugs.
For control of aphids, white fly, beetles, loopers,
mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers, and others, use DE
inside your home, greenhouse or outdoors on fruits,
vegetables, flowers, grains and grass, up to and
including day of harvest. For dry application of DE use
a duster and cover entire plant, apply to both top and
bottom of leaf. For young plants, as little as two
pounds per acre may be adequate. For larger plants, five
lbs. per acre is probably sufficient. DE will need
reapplication after a rain. Applies best when there is
dew or after a light rain. It is a long lasting,
effective powder. The insects can not build up
resistance. DE can be sprayed or whitewashed by mixing 1
cup DE with 1/2 Gallon of water. Stir frequently and
spray/paint trees, yards, and fences. DE will not harm
earthworms or beneficial soil microorganisms. Wear a
dust mask when applying large amounts of it.
Just add 7-10 lbs. of DE to each ton of grain as it is
conveyed into the storage. When added to grain, it not
only makes it flow better, DE kills the bugs that are
present and protects the grain from further invasions.
Bugs can not become immune because they are killed by
physical action, not chemical.
Household Uses for Diatomaceous Earth
Metal Cleaner: Make a paste with DE and water to make
a metal polish. DE also makes a very inexpensive soft
scrub for the shower, sink and faucets.
Face Mask and Cleanser: Mix DE and water together
until you have made a paste. Apply to the face with
circular scrubbing motion until face is fully covered.
Leave on face for approx. 2 min. and then wash off with
warm water. Your face will be fully exfoliated and toned
for pennies!!! Mix DE with your favorite cleanser and
you will have cleaner, smoother skin.
Teeth Cleaner: Sprinkle a small amount on your
favorite brand of toothpaste and brush as you normally
would. You will notice that your teeth look and feel
"Just went to the Dentist" Clean.
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