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postheadericon Healthy Juice Recipes With Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Healthy Juice Recipes With Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

   Fruit & Fruit Juice Recipes

Why Juice?

Juicing has become a popular way to ingest massive amounts of fruit in a beverage.  I find myself enjoying juicing more and more to get all the fruits and veggies I need.  Over the years people have found certain foods help with certain ailments.  These ailments seem to be a majority of what our customers go through.  Whether it is arthritis, alkalinity problems, detox, or inflammation, we have a juice recipe here for you!  Best thing is that each one of these recipes has Food grade diatomaceous earth mixed in with it.  Please enjoy these healthy and tasty Juice Recipes with your Diatomaceous Earth!  You will need a juicer or if you do not have one, a blender works just fine.  To find out more about our food grade diatomaceous earth please visit our About DE section here!


Arthritis Juice W/ Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Watermelon and Blueberry Detox Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

Basil – 3 Leaves

Blueberries – 1.5 cups

Cayenne Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon

Lime – 1/2 squeezed

Watermelon – 5 cups diced

1 Tablespoon of Food grade diatomaceous earth

How To Make:

Juice all ingredients and top with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper

You may blend in blender


Detox Juice W/ Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

apple and broccoli juice detox

Ingredients:

1-2 Green Apples Sliced and Skinned

3-4 Kales Leaves Destemmed

1 Cucumber Sliced

Head Of Broccoli Broken Up

Handful of Parsley

1/4 Jalapeno Pepper (no Seeds)

1 Thumb of Ginger Root Sliced and Deskinned

Ground Turmeric For Garnish

Tablespoon Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

How To Make:

Juice all Ingredients and garnish with Turmeric

You may Blend in Blender


Upset Stomach & Colitis Juice W/ Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Beet and Orange Colitis Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Beet Sliced

6 Medium Carrots Skinned & Sliced

1/2 Cup Coconut Water

1 Thumb Ginger Root Skinned & Sliced

1/2 Fruit Squeezed

Orange Deskinned

2 Thumbs Turmeric Root Skinned and Sliced

Tablespoon of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

How To Make:

Juice all ingredients and garnish with Skin of Lime

You may blend in Blender


Alkalinity Boost Juice W/ Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Broccoli & Cucumber Alkalinity Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 Cucumber Skinned and Sliced

2 Stalks Celery Sliced

1 Cup Shredded Leaf Lettuce (NOT ICEBERG!)

1 Cup Broken up Broccoli Crowns

Green Apple Deskinned and Sliced

Juice of 1/2 Lime

Tablespoon Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

How To Make:

Juice all ingredients and garnish with slice of cucumber

You may blend in a blender


Anti-Inflammatory Juice W Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Ingredients:

2 Thumbs Turmeric Skinned and Sliced

4 Medium Carrots Skinned and Sliced

1 Thumb Ginger Skinned and Sliced

Orange-Skinned

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

3 Stalks Celery Sliced

1 Tablespoon Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

How To Make:

Juice all ingredients and garnish with Lemon Skin

May blend in blender


Exercise & Workout Recovery Juice Recipes W/ Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Ingredients:

Banana Sliced

8 oz Sweet Potato Chopped and Deskinned

4 oz Oranged Deskinned

1 Medium Carrot Chopped Finely and Deskinned

1 Tablespoon Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

How To Make:

Juice all ingredients together and garnish with Orange and Carrot Peel

May blend in blender

postheadericon How is that New Year Resolution working out for you?

As I write this post.. we are just starting the second week of a brand new year…. I am wondering how many people made the New Year’s resolution of getting healthier…. I am guessing that is indeed the number one resolution that is made year after year…..Was that the same resolution that you made last year too?

I gave up making resolutions years ago…. I found for me they only lasted a few days.. let alone on into the second week of the new year….

I like most people find it very hard to diet.. I always remember someone saying that the word.. “die” is actually in the word diet.. and sure enough it is. But wanting to be healthy and hating to exercise don’t really go together….. So what can a gal do?

I have been taking diatomaceous earth for several year… I have posted about the health benefits of DE many times. A few months ago I came across a product that I have been adding to my daily morning routine of DE is a smoothy….. I think these 2 together are a perfect combination.

We have all heard about the wonderful benefits of juicing… but many people including me are turned off by the MESS.. and boy can I make a mess…. and the thing is if your juicing on a daily basis… you have that daily MESS. Then there is all of the shopping for fresh fruits and vegetable.. and don’t forget all of the washing and chopping.. Gosh I am getting tired just thinking about the process of juicing…..

I was introduced to a product that I can add right to my DE smoothy….. There is no Mess.. No shopping for fresh fruits and vegetable… no shopping and I don’t have to worry about storing all that stuff that I buy…..I am now able to get all of the benefits of juicing without the mess……

You can read more about my alternative to juicing here

postheadericon I Use To Be “One Hot Momma”

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For years I walked around saying, “Boy, am I HOT!”. I always snickered to myself that I was “One Hot Momma”.

 

I went years without a good nights sleep because of waking up repeatedly because of being so HOT. Then a few minutes later being so cold I couldn’t pull the covers up tight enough.

 

Does any of that sound familiar?

 

Those terrible dreaded hot flashes. I suffered for years. At times mine were so bad I would vomit. It was as though the contents of my stomach “boiled over”, because I was so Hot. I know, gross but true.

 

My Dr. put me on HRT and it did help but I was so concerned the harm it may be causing my body, I discontinued taking them.

 

I set out on a quest to find something natural to relieve my hot flashes. I found a product called Organifi Green Juice.

 

Not only did Organifi Green Juice help with my hot flashes but my whole body feels better. It may be that ripple effect of getting a better nights sleep. When your able to sleep your not so moody or grouchy. Since your better rested your whole body feels better.

 

I will admit I took Organifi for a good month before I noticed and difference in my hot flashes subsiding. After a good 3 months the severity was greatly diminished.

 

When I was on HRT I paid about $30.00 a month for that Rx. Since being on Organifi Green Juice I have cut down on the amount of vitamins I take. So cost wise for me Organifi Green Juice is a great value for my pocket book.

 

Every morning when I make a smoothie with diatomaceous earth, I now simply add Organifi Green Juice to it….. it has just become a part of my morning routine. I consider it my Juicing Alternative…. I make such a mess when I juice…. there is no mess with this and I get all of the benefits that you would normally get from juicing.

Another nice thing about Organifi is there is no monthly autoship and no MLM to join. Just simply purchase what you want and need..so there is no middle man involved.

 

Organifi Green Juice has been a tremendous help to this former “Hot Momma”.

 

Perhaps it will help you too.

postheadericon My DE and Organifi Green Juice Smoothie Recipe

My DE and Organifi Green Juice Smoothie Recipe
Small amount of milk.. any kind you like
Couple of scoops of yogurt….I like either plain or vanilla…
Scoop of diatomaceous earth (DE) (The amount YOU are suppose to take)
To this I add Organifi Green Juice
Mix it a couple of second with my Magic Bullet!
Enjoy!

This is my alternative to juicing….You can’t get any easier than this.

Here are the benefits of Organifi Green Juice…. My juicing alternative with NO MESS to clean up.
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postheadericon That Was Some POOP

bubble-1013915__180I received an interesting question in a personal message on my Facebook page….. It was pretty graphic so I will just sort of do a recap of it…. please note it still may be a bit graphic for some.

The reader had just started taking diatomaceous earth.. and it sounds to me like they probably didn’t start out slowly and work their way up but rather just took a huge spoonful right off the get go… which of course is a no no. Not to mention I do not think that they had increased their water intake either….

They had taken the DE in the am…. the next morning they had such an urge to go to the bathroom that they didn’t quite make it and even had pooped a bit in their panties.. which of course is never a good thing. The reader went onto say that she just felt at least a weeks worth of poop exiting her body. She did say that there was never a painful feeling but it was such a relief to expel what she thought must of been gathering for a very long time. After she was done she was not able to resist the urge to look at what had come out of her body so she looked at the poop before she flushed it away…

What she saw was not only a HUGE amount of poop but it contained what looked like tiny pebbles/seeds/ something that she was not able to recall eating anything at all like that. She went onto say for the rest of the day she kept thinking about that bowel movement.. one like she had never had before and having the feeling of being so “cleaned out”.

I didn’t know quite how to respond to what was not really a question but an experience. I replied back that I thought she had started out taking to much and had not drunk enough water…. with a few other strong words about don’t do that again….

Anyway my reason for telling you about this is to ask you a question…..What was relayed to me got me thinking about how DE works as a colon cleaner. I have always said that if taken properly you will never need a laxative. When your colon is clean your entire body should work better… that has always made sense to me…….

But what got me thinking was how she described what had come out of her body….. Where in the world did that stuff come from, how long had it of been inside?…. I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with having diverticulitis and using DE.  I am certainly not a medical Dr. and I really don’t know a huge amount about diverticulitis but I do know how diatomaceous works. Anyone care to share their thoughts about that?

postheadericon Does your dog need to be groomed?

Does your dog need to be groomed?… May I suggest that ALL dogs needs to be groomed, some just more than others. Grooming your dog should not be a chore or a task that you dread doing. Spending time grooming your furry friend should be something that you both look forward to.

Grooming is an essential part of owning a dog. Along with regular walks and balanced meals, it is vital to the health and well being of your dog and thus is a process that all owners should be aware of today. No matter what breed of dog you have, your knowledge of grooming or your experience in looking after dogs, it is important to know something about how to groom your dog.

We all have busy lives and would probably like to learn the best ways to quickly groom your dog without wasting time or money.

I have several dogs…. one of my dogs in particular loves to be groomed… if I were to be completely honest…. I am not sure she really likes to be groomed as much as she loves the attention that she gets when she is being groomed. All of my attention is on her and she loves it. Daisy is indeed her mama’s girl.

My Daisy has the most beautiful fur coat. I use a rake on her and also a shedding blade. She loves the shedding blade. Daisy is a Labadoddle…. I don’t have to get her hair cut but many dogs do need to have regular hair cuts. Learning to groom your own dog is really not that hard if you have a bit of guidance.

You can shop for your dog grooming tools in your local area or you can shop online for them where I buy many things for my pets Entirely Pets. They have just about anything your looking for all sorts of pets.. not just dogs. One year for Christmas I bought everyone in my family a Furminator… from Entirely Pets….That really is a marvelous MUST HAVE tool for your dogs and cats as well.

I have found a wonderful guide about dog grooming.

Here’s just a small sample of what you will discover in the Secrets to Easy Dog Grooming.

Discover how to choose the right GROOMING TOOLS that make all the difference!
Learn the right and the wrong way to brush your dog (you might be surprised).
Discover the easy & safe way to brush your dog’s teeth.
Secrets to choosing a genuine professional dog groomer.
Find out the secrets to removing those tear stains below your dog’s eyes and mouth.
Discover how to easily cut and shape your dog’s coat..
How to manage hair MATTING and hair SHEDDING.
Uncover common grooming problems and how to manage them.
Learn the proven tips to cut down on the overall cost of grooming.
Learn how to make the most of your grooming tools.
Discover the 3 BEST ways to ensure a shiny healthy coat.
Learn how to safely & easily clip your dog’s nails.
Finally discover how to eliminate that “DOGGY SMELL” associated with some dog breeds.
Discover the different varieties of SHAMPOOS you can choose from and which one is best for your doggy!
How to effectively empty your dog’s anal glands.
How to quickly manage the aggressive or biting dog while grooming.
Learn what SKIN PROBLEMS may be aggravated during grooming and how to prevent or manage them!
The easy method to plucking your dogs ears with minimal discomfort.
Discover how often to bath your dog without causing dry itchy skin.
TEETH BRUSHING – The easiest way to quickly brush your dog’s teeth.
Discover how to simply TRIM YOUR DOG’S NAILS plus what to do if you accidentally trim too much and they begin to bleed.
How to ensure you feed the correct nutrients for a well balanced diet that will help ensure your dog has a healthy coat and skin.
Learn why you need to have a first aid kit handy when grooming and what it MUST include!

In addition to feeding my dogs diatomaceous earth… I also enjoy keeping them looking great by taking care of their coats with proper grooming. It is a great way to spend one on one time with your furry friend. I can highly recommend both DE and the gre4at dog grooming book I found. The Secrets to Easy Dog Grooming

postheadericon Diatamaceous Earth and Hemochromatosis

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For years I had tried to get my friend Karen to try diatomaceous earth.  She finally took that leap of faith and tried it….. she is very happy that she did. She posted about what happened when she did…. You can read the post below.
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First things first – you need a working definition:

Hemochromatosis:

Is a genetic disorder wherein the body of the person affected holds onto iron consumed resulting in iron overload.  Iron accumulates in the joints and organs and will most certainly cause death if allowed to do so.  Treatment is frequent (usually weekly) therapeutic phlebotomy (blood draining) until iron levels (ferritin) are normal, and then an ongoing maintenance and monitoring schedule  for life.  In some ways it is a blessing in disguise because hemochromatosis patients in maintenance can become regular blood donors keeping themselves healthy while saving the lives of others.  A silverlining to be certain.

However, I can assure you from experience that the initial regime is NOT pleasant.  I have scar tissue on my arm from the frequent phlebotomies that makes me look like somewhat of a junkie.  Appearance aside, there are other unpleasant side effects to having such frequent blood drains, the least of which is the inconvenience.  Unless you enjoy needles in your arm – and this is a big needle (my sister calls it a pipe), you can agree that frequent phlebotomies are something to avoid if you can.

My doctor told me there was no other way.  The only way to lower the iron stores in your blood is to remove the blood.  It is truly not possible to eat a low iron diet although most of us do try to limit our intake of iron and we usually drink tea or coffee with our meals to interfere with iron absorption.

A Little Background Info

A dear friend of mine from a small town in Michigan sent me a sample of Diatamaceous Earth, known simply as DE, to treat a bug infestation of a houseplant.  When I failed to use it and the plant died, she encouraged me to eat it myself claiming it has numerous health benefits.  I was certainly skeptical of eating the product that was sent to me to kill bugs, but after I did some research on it, I decided to give it a try… it is worth noting that this stuff sat in my cupboard for 2 years before I finally took a spoonful!

During my trial period, I can’t say that I actually noticed any improvement in my overall health.  I’m not saying that I didn’t experience better health, just that I didn’t feel it.  My ferritin had been below 50, and I had become a regular blood donor.  Either just prior to just after donating blood I get a blood test to measure my level.

On February 14, before I started taking DE, and after a blood donation, my ferritin was 44.  Acceptable.  I was scheduled for another donation 56 days later on March 28, but I wasn’t able to make it to my appointment.  I was worried that my ferritin would be soaring and that I may require a therapeutic phlebotomy in addition to a blood donation.  I went for a blood test to measure my ferritin in mid April.  I had now been consuming DE daily for about 3 weeks.  This is where things got interesting…

3 Weeks on DE and No Blood Donation…

I was shocked (and a little frightened) when I learned that my ferritin had dropped 6 points to 38 – without having shed any blood!

Where Did The Iron in My Blood Go?

My doctor had no explanation.  An ultrasound and other tests did not reveal any internal bleeding – which was my (and my doctor’s) fear.  I went online and started searching for an explanation.  What I found was that some people are using DE for chelation purposes – to remove heavy metals, such as mercury, from the body.  If it can remove mercury why not iron?  DE was the only thing that I had added to my routine.  I decided to stay off the DE for a month and retest.  If my ferritin went up, that should be an indication that it was likely the DE that brought it down.

And the Result is in…

On May 23, I had my ferritin tested and it had gone back up to 48.  Once again, my body is holding onto iron.  Now, if I was bleeding internally, or otherwise, there is no way that my ferritin would go up by such a large amount in one month.

I am now back on DE – day 2.  In 3 weeks I will retest and see if my iron drops again and will report the results here.

If you or someone you know has hemochromatosis, try it or share this post with them!

Diatamaceous Earth has many other health benefits

It addresses issues by removing toxins from the body.  Here is a partial list of issues addressed by eating DE:

  • Bacteria
  • Parasites
  • Fungi
  • Protozoa
  • Viruses (including poliovirus)
  • Endotoxins
  • Pesticide and drug residues
  • E-Coli
  • Heavy metals (including methyl mercury)
  • Proteinaceous toxins produced by some intestinal infections

While dealing with the above toxins, DE will NOT harm the beneficial bacteria (flora) in the gut.  I am no chemist, but the reason that it leaves the healthy stuff alone has to do with negative and positive charge.

It is also reported to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  My blood pressure was quite high.  It is now in the normal range, but I cannot say for 100% that it is due to taking DE.  I am also taking Ubiquinol – which I believe is having a positive impact on my BP… more on that in another post!

This is where my friend gets her DE:
www.earthworkshealth.com

 

Original post can be found here…. bestimmunebooster.com/diatamaceous-earth-and-hemochromotosis/

postheadericon Diatomaceous Earth is NOT a Detox

Scrub Brush 02I hear many people say they use diatomaceous earth as a detox. I do not think that statement is entirely true… there is just so much more to it than that.
This is the definition I got about Detox…
Detoxification=removal of toxic substances from a living organism

I have always had a very good imagination… at times it works overtime. I can see this picture I am going to describe for you very  clear in my mind. I wish I were an artist so I could draw you what I am seeing…

When you eat diatomaceous earth on a regular basis it is like a little man with a soft scrub brush scrubbing away on the inside of your digestive tract. He very patiently scrubs on the inside of your intestines day after day. He is using a soft brush so not to hurt you in anyway. Softly scrubbing day after day he is removing all of the yucky stuff that has been building up and sticking to the walls of your digestive track.

Not to freak you out…. but I think it might be the same principal as using drain cleaner on those slow running drains in your home. The drain cleaner works the same as that little man…. scrubbing the built up yuck from the inside of your drains so they are no longer run SLOW.

If your intestines don’t have all of that built up yuck on the walls your body is able to absorb the nutrients it needs. About 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive track. If your gut is clean it makes the whole process work better. As if that was not enough when you eat diatomaceous earth the honey comb shape of it traps and carry things out of your digestive track.

Diatomaceous earth is so much more than a detox.. eating DE on a regular basis causes a ripple effect that starts in your gut and helps every part of your body. DE is one of Mother Natures miracles indeed.

To Your Good Health!

postheadericon Diatomaceous Earth has Psoriasis Under Control

I just love hearing of the benefits people find when they discover one of Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secrets… Diatomaceous Earth. A reader to my Facebook Page shared his experience about getting his psoriasis under control. He is extremely happy to of found this all natural product. Please read how it was able to help him….

I’m very surprised at how little I read about using D.E. (food grade) for ridding the body of chronic Psoriasis. My body is, and has been, covered with Psoriasis for 20 years and just in the last 9 months I’ve been drinking orange juice with a tablespoon full of D.E. daily. Well usually daily, I miss a day or two sometimes.

The cost is well under a penny a day for this habit but the results have been truly phenomenal. I have had at least 35% of my Psoriasis disappear and give way to normal healthy skin all over my body. No bad side effects like with the expensive drugs that are advertised on T.V.

So? Why is there so little discussion about this? And I understand from my research that D.E. is good for many things besides this. I think the fact that D.E. is mostly silica has made the difference since silica is the main compound that make up skin,teeth, and hair. I ask here in this Facebook venue, has anyone out there with psoriasis seen a healing by using D.E. ? I would sure love to hear about it.

Updated comment a few months later…

D.E. still has my psoriasis on the run and it continues to fade back to normal skin. My finger nails look good too. Makes Biblical sense too since we are formed from the dust of the ground! So dirt,(silica) indeed is one of the very most important things the body needs.

It amazes me that such a simple answer is right in front of our faces yet I see almost nothing about it in any web sites about psoriasis. My 50 pound sack of food grade D.E. should be way more than I need to completely normalize my skin plus do a host of other good things for my body! And that sack cost me less than $30.00. The cost of a meal with the wife out at a restaurant. And what’s is even better is that this D.E. has no bad side effects like the expensive psoriasis medications they advertise on TV seem too. Ever really listen to what can happen using those products? Scary stuff folks! Give me dirt every time!

J. Molloy

postheadericon Hives and Diatomaceous Earth

I had to share this testimonial with you about getting rid of hives using diatomaceous earth.

I just want to share ONE of the main things that DE has done for me. There are many other things worth listing too but I just wanted to point out what I thought would be impossible to heal.

I have used DE about a year ago with only positive results. I stopped after a couple of months (can’t even remember why!) and recently started again. About 8 months ago I was taking iodine as I was thinking I was iodine deficient, I noticed my lymph nodes starting to swell and ache upon taking it (in hindsight, perhaps I was allergic?) and still continued to use it as I thought I was “absorbing” the iodine (I did read some things and that can be a symptom for some with taking it).

Well, I stopped taking that after a few weeks as I was forgetting to take it in the end… Then my health problems started… I developed hives and would get them whenever I was slightly physical, like bringing firewood into the house, and also whenever I had strong emotion (belly laughing, crying etc.). I noticed I would get really hot in my neck on both sides under my ears and it would feel as though something was draining and it was extremely itchy. The hotness would spread down to my shoulders and down my arms and also down my torso to the back of my legs. I would be itchy all over. I couldn’t even be physical at work! My skin was sore and dry. I felt that my face was aging and was really dull looking and whenever I broke out I looked diseased. It was like I had a auto-immune disease, my body was attacking itself. This lasted until 2 weeks ago when I had the brilliant idea to start DE again.

After 2 days of taking it I noticed that I didn’t get the “hotness” in my neck when bringing in firewood and a week later I was going about doing normal things around the house, like vacuuming, and noticed I hadn’t broken out. Now 2 weeks later, my skin looks AMAZING on my face! It’s all one colour, almost luminous, and I look AND FEEL healthy.

I have not broken out once with hives since taking only 1 tablespoon mixed in water every morning on an empty stomach. The doctors I went to for help told me to take anti-histamines everyday and I did just to keep it under control, especially in summer when it was extremely hot, but they still weren’t 100% effective.

I also feel it has contributed to my brain health, I feel more calm, even more confident. The high silica content is extremely beneficial for an array of things.. I am just so grateful that I have re-discovered this miracle that has taken away the awful hives I had and will continue taking it for a long, long time to come

I want to also add that I have have read many people suffering from hives searching and reaching out to others for a natural cure. I believe that DE COULD possibly be that. I have started to share this information with them.

B.Lewis