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Diatomaceous Earth 2

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I’ve been taking diatomaceous earth for about a month now. I’m up to one teaspoon a night in 10 oz of water, followed by a 4 oz water chaser. I love this stuff.

From my experience so far, I don’t get constipated if I consume it with plenty of water. It seems to have increased the efficacy of my overall detox protocol so that even when I miss a few things, I don’t get knocked off course with a big Herx. In fact, even though I’ve been coiling more for Lyme, my headaches are much less intense, less frequent and less debilitating.

Then there’s the cost. I bought 12 oz of diatomaceous earth for about $14 with shipping. This supply will last more than 3 months at 1 teaspoon a day. Compared to all the supplements I take, the kombucha (when I buy instead of brew), the juiced greens, the BioMat purchase, this is by far the most bang for my buck…with the skin brush maybe an equally good value.

I’ll be sticking with it through the rest of the Lyme flare season, and probably while I’m working on Babesia and Bartonella. Then, hopefully, I will only need it when I’m coiling for Lyme.

Saturday (yesterday)

Coiling

I added in my head for Babesia. I’ve been feeling the fatigue that comes with not coiling enough for Babesia. Soonish, I’m going to have to start coiling twice a day. I’m thinking about borrowing a coil from someone who isn’t using her machine so that I can manage to coil 5 times a day.

  • Candida, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 10 minutes
  • Bartonella, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes
  • Babesia, shoulders, 30 seconds each; shoulder blades, 30 seconds each; ilium, 1 minute each side; lower/central/upper back, 1 minute each; knees & elbows, 1 minute; feet, 1 minute; back of head, 30 seconds; liver, 10 minutes

Detox

  • skin brushing
  • juiced greens
  • diatomaceous earth
  • nap

Body

I woke up with lots of joint pain, especially in my hips and knees. I didn’t want to move around my apartment at all. My back started to hurt when I got up. I was in slow motion until almost noon.

The rest of the day, I was mostly contending with fatigue. I did some driving. I needed a brief snooze when I got there and when I got home. I had to fight to stay awake to finish dinner and coiling. (Then I got a second wind and visited my neighbors for a half hour. Companionship is so important!)

In the evening, I had floaters in my vision and a moderate headache.

Sunday (today)

Coiling

I coiled for Bartonella 2 days in a row so that I wouldn’t have to have 4 coiling sessions on Monday (yoga) and Wednesday (my support group), both of which make it hard to time so many sessions with cooling time in between.

  • Candida, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 10 minutes
  • Bartonella, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes
  • Babesia, shoulders, 30 seconds each; shoulder blades, 30 seconds each; ilium, 1 minute each side; lower/central/upper back, 1 minute each; knees & elbows, 1 minute; feet, 1 minute; back of head, 30 seconds; chest, 10 minutes

Detox

  • skin brushing
  • juiced greens
  • diatomaceous earth
  • nap

Body

I slept quite well last night. I still woke up in pain, joint pain and back pain specifically. It took me a short while to get myself moving, but not as much time as yesterday.

I had more light sensitivity today and a bit more of a headache. I’ve got floaters in my vision. My ears hurt, both the canals and sound sensitivity.

I’m very hungry today. I feel like I already ate too much, but I’m sure I can always use the extra calories since all I’ve done these past few years is lose weight.

I’m still trying to handle all the hours that fatigue overtakes me. It gets me a little upset that the day slips away so fast (a nap can do that), but I can’t complain. My mom and I had a nice adventure this morning, visiting her sister then getting lost in a cemetery.

Disclaimer

2 comments

  1. I didnt realise humans can take DE? I use it on my poultry aganist mites.


    • i would like to hear from anyone who’s taken DE to successfully combat respiratory problems, sinus infec, etc. It’s been recommended to me by a good friend, but he couldn’t specifically address the respiratory issues.



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