Taking Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth is an amazing dietary supplement because it (1) helps move things out of your intestines and (2) helps promote healthier hair, skin, bones, and joints.
- Take diatomaceous earth on an empty stomach. We recommend starting small and slowly working your way up to a higher dose; begin with a teaspoon added to at least 12 ounces of liquid. Mix vigorously and drink immediately.
- Some people don’t like the mildly chalky flavor and gritty texture that are typical of DE mixed with water. If that describes you, try adding DE to a drink with more flavor (milk, orange juice, coffee, smoothies) or to light foods like yogurt, oatmeal, or applesauce.
- As your body begins to detox from the DE, you may experience what is commonly known as “die off,” which sometimes gives people mild flu-like symptoms for a couple days. This is a side effect of toxins leaving your body, not a side effect of DE itself. You can counteract these symptoms by increasing your fluid consumption, as well as reducing your DE dose for a couple days.