Diatomaceous Earth

Have you ever felt like you wanted to let go of some things in order to gain other things? Well I did, and I decided to do something about it.  I have been a meat eater ever since I was introduced to table food. I was a huge fan of juicy beef burgers, med-well ribeye steaks, oxtails, and pork ribs. I never thought I would be able to let these things go, because they were so satisfying to me. I had conversations with people who had already made the transition for various reasons, but I just wasn’t ready to call it quits with red meat and pork until…my cousin lost a very noticeable amount of weight by ditching red meat and pork, letting go of her beloved ice-cream, and increasing her water intake substantially. Her weight loss got my attention. I decided that I too was going to become more health conscious.
 As I got onto the internet to do some research, one site led to another and then another. I started off by googling: cleanse/detox. Before long, I had read copious amounts of information on how to do a parasitic cleanse, looked at some pretty gross pictures of people’s results, read testimonials,  and watched Youtube tutorials on what to use and how to use it. The general theme that I gathered from the sites that I visited was that Americans are sometimes hosts to intestinal parasites without being aware of it. The symptoms ranged from stomach bloating to  itching around the anus to constant craving of sweets, and the list continues. I didn’t set out to do a parasite cleanse. I just wanted to detox my body since I had never done a cleanse before. The more I read, the more that I began to think, “What the heck! It couldn’t hurt. It’s still a cleanse,” and I had been experiencing some of the alleged symptoms anyway, so I decided to go all in. I went to my local health food store and had the owner suggest a product for me to use. He suggested Paraherbs,  naturopathic capsules containing most of the herbs valued for their parasite eradicating powers. I began taking it on June 28, 2016, and I am still taking it. The results so far have been subtle. I’ve experienced some skin peeling on the back of my ears and on the inside of my butt cheeks, lol! It took me a while to make the connection of the never-experienced-before skin peeling with my detoxing. What I really wanted to try was not available locally and had to be ordered over the internet. I’m talking about food-grade diatomaceous (di·a·to·ma·ceous)earth! Diatomaceous earth or DE is a naturally occurring soft mineral rock that is highly regarded  for its health benefits, not just for eradicating parasites, but for things like promoting stronger hair and nails, regulating bowel movements, eliminating aches and pains, lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol… the list goes on. I ordered a 10lb bag and eagerly awaited its arrival. In the posts to follow, I will attempt to consistently journal my daily experience using DE for 30 days. Glean from it what you will.

Parasite Statistics – Blog Graphic by Takiela Langley

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