Kelly Jo, Whole Body Specialist
Diatomaceous earth (better known as DE) is made from fossilized aquatic organisms called diatoms. It is extremely beneficial, versatile, and inexpensive. DE is mostly made of silica, which is an important component of cartilage, ligaments, blood vessels, and bones. Therefore, it is beneficial for joint health, heart health, body cleansing and detoxifying, and fighting intestinal organisms, for humans and animals alike.
I take DE every day and give it to my dogs and horses as well. Because it is a natural pesticide, it allows me to naturally deworm my horses, which is vital to overall equine health, while simultaneously supporting their joints and ligaments. I also sprinkle DE on my dogs and around my house as a natural, organic flea and tick treatment. This also limits mine and my pets’ exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins.
DE is great for people who want to take a versatile, natural product that won’t break the bank. Remember to always buy food-grade diatomaceous earth, which is safe for ingesting.