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Old 02-17-2012, 02:58 AM
 
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Does anyone know where I can purchase edible diatomaceous earth in the Phoenix east valley area?
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:41 AM
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I ain't gonna eat dirt 'til I'm dead.

Mebbe you should do the same.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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You can buy it online. Locally try some health food stores in your area. Personally I'm with YAZ. Although it can't be any worse than fine grain sand. Out of curiosity how much do people take?

Looked up diatomaceous earth on wikipedia.

Diatomaceous earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Used as a pesticide, absorbent, toothpaste and metal polisher and you want to eat it? To each their own.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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You can buy it online. Locally try some health food stores in your area. Personally I'm with YAZ. Although it can't be any worse than fine grain sand. Out of curiosity how much do people take?

Looked up diatomaceous earth on wikipedia.

Diatomaceous earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Used as a pesticide, absorbent, toothpaste and metal polisher and you want to eat it? To each their own.
It's also used in some pool filters and as a filter for fryer grease.


INTERNAL PARASITE CONTROL: Food grade diatomaceous earth makes a very effective natural insecticide. The insecticidal quality of diatomaceous earth is due to the razor sharp edges of the diatom remains. When diatomaceous earth comes in contact with the insects, the sharp edges lacerate the bugs waxy exoskeleton and then the powdery diatomaceous earth absorbs the body fluids causing death from dehydration.

Food grade diatomaceous earth has been used for at least two decades as a natural wormer for livestock. Some believe diatomaceous earth scratches and dehydrates parasites. Some scientists believe that diatomaceous earth is a de-ionizer or de-energizer of worms or parasites. Regardless, people report definite control. To be most effective, food grade diatomaceous earth must be fed long enough to catch all newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested by many, 90 days is advised for lungworms.
*CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS OF FEEDING CODEX FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH TO DOGS, O.C. Collins, DVM, Midland Animal Clinic And Hospital, Midland, TX: “In clinical observations of feeding dogs over 35 lbs. 1 tbsp./day and under 35 lbs. 1 tsp./day of DE, within seven days all ova disappeared from stools. DE controlled Ascardis (Toxacara canids), Hookworms (Anclyostoma caninum), and Whipworms (Trichuris vulipis).”
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Does anyone knwhere I can purchase edible diatomaceous earth in the Phoenix east valley area?
Okay, I gotta ask: WHY????
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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It's also used in some pool filters and as a filter for fryer grease.
Don't confuse people, the DE the OP is talking about is NOT the DE used in pool filters. The OP is looking for Food Grade DE.

I use food grad DE for bug control (kills crickets quickly and they can't stand it) in my yard. I purchased a 50lb bag of it online and have 49lbs left if the OP wants some I'd be happy to give you a couple pounds but I'm in Goodyear.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Don't confuse people, the DE the OP is talking about is NOT the DE used in pool filters. The OP is looking for Food Grade DE.

I use food grad DE for bug control (kills crickets quickly and they can't stand it) in my yard. I purchased a 50lb bag of it online and have 49lbs left if the OP wants some I'd be happy to give you a couple pounds but I'm in Goodyear.
To me diatomaceous earth is diatomaceous earth. What's the difference? If it's not diatomaceous earth why do they call it food grade diatomaceous earth? How do they prepare it so that it is different? Last, are you sure there is a difference? Apparently this isn't approved by the FDA. So there is probably no regulation on labelling. What's to prevent me from buying it in bulk, baking it in an oven for an hour and calling it "Food Grade"? I'm just curious.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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I heard of a person that died from eating too much DE. The M.E. asked his Dr. where to get DE in AZ. the Dr. said you have to go to Ca. and get it at a A&P in LA !
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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If I remember my biology class correctly, the teacher explained that DE was the fossilized remains of insects...apparently I wasn't listening carefully enough, according to Wikipedia, it's fossilized diatoms (some form of algae) These remains are a fine powder, and insects do not eat it. For pest control you lay it down near doorways or windows where insects can come in. By travelling throught the powder, the fine powder is very abrasive (would look like glass shards under a microscope) and scratches the outer waxy surface of the insects, and the insect slowly dies from dehydration.

Its abarasiveness, like Silica sand, is what also makes it good as a pool filtration system.

It has other applications that I never heard of but started to read about after reading this post. I read it can get rid of internal parasites for dogs and livestock, but never read anything about humans ingesting it. I know it is non toxic, but why would someone want to eat it?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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To me diatomaceous earth is diatomaceous earth. What's the difference? If it's not diatomaceous earth why do they call it food grade diatomaceous earth? How do they prepare it so that it is different? Last, are you sure there is a difference? Apparently this isn't approved by the FDA. So there is probably no regulation on labelling. What's to prevent me from buying it in bulk, baking it in an oven for an hour and calling it "Food Grade"? I'm just curious.
Pool grade DE has been heated and chemically treated and is actually harmful to humans and animals. It should never be ingested or inhaled by humans or animals.
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