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 I was a late starter as far as understanding that I needed to look after my body if I wanted to continue living a healthy life. I was lucky enough to feel so bad that I actually took the steps to get myself in shape physically and mentally. The Health & Lifestyle section is about what I have learned and what I practice. You can have a laugh at it or maybe get some good advice from it but the choice is yours.

The usual disclaimers apply.  I am not a doctor or a chemist or a health & fitness expert. What I practice may not be suitable for you, but these are things I have picked up over the years and Im still here to prove it.



For those people who ask me about where to get Diatomaceous Earth. Here is the link for the product that I buy direct from Amazon UK but delivery actually costs more than the product.

Most people tend to think it is only good for Hair, Nails and Skin but it has a myriad of benefits including digestive and bowel. It really is superdooper.

I just take a spoonful in a glass of water in the morning.

It is called Food/Pet grade because humans and pets can ingest it, but there is another version used on farms as an insecticide which you need to avoid as it will probably kill you LOL!

I now sell 100g and 350g jars Buy Here

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Diatomaceous Earth Powder

Firstly, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is not earth!

DE is made from the fossilised remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their remains are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas.

DE contains about 85% silica which is essential for our bodies. This important, trace mineral is required by tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones. The nutrient even contributes to almost every vital organ, including the heart, liver, and lungs.


Diatomaceous Earth under a MicroscopeDiatomaceous Earth under a microsocope



I would say that Diatomaceous Earth has a dual purpose, certainly for me in any case.

When first ingested, a small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica. Silica plays an important role in many body functions and has a direct relationship to mineral absorption. It is generally reported that this is good for your Hair, Nails, Skin and Bones.

At molecular level they say that DE has a negative charge which pulls in toxins as it moves through your digestive system to be eliminated from the bowels. 

How do I take it?

In a 250ml glass I add up to a tablespoon of DE.

Some people suggest to take from 1 teaspoon up to a tablespoon.  I am comfortable with the tablespoon but if you get a bloated feeling its probably best to reduce the amount.

I always drink it first thing in the morning with my vitamin routine and tend not to eat anything for breakfast as I'm not hungry. I do take other things, like a glass of Turmeric and an Apple & Ginger shot, so I guess with all that liquid that's why I'm not hungry.   I'll follow up a bit later with a mug of tea or coffee or maybe go out for a small coffee in a local bar, but I'm not usually hungry until later in the afternoon. 

tablespoon of DE

It's a kind of chalky texture but it doesn't have any flavour. I just gulp it down.
Its worth pointing out at this stage that its a good idea to drink plenty of liquid during the day which will compensate for the drying nature of the DE but also helps in general.

I have been taking it for about 4 years and honestly feel that it works fantastically for me, not just with hair and skin etc, but more internally.  

I have read many favourable testimonials over the years from people with IBS, Crohns Disease, Diverticulitis, Eczema and other Skin and Joint problems. But, don't take my word for you, please do your research.





Joint Pain Relief with Diatomaceous Earth

Joint Pain Relief with Diatomaceous Earth

It has been discovered that Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a natural arthritis treatment. The healing effect that DE has on arthritis is due to the silica that naturally occurs in Diatomaceous Earth. Silica exists in all living things and has a major influence on health, strength and survival.

The silica in Diatomaceous Earth can help treat arthritis naturally by reducing inflammation in the joints, increasing the production of collagen to lubricate joints, and rejuvenating the elasticity of tissues to restore the natural flexibility in the joints.

Collagen, which is mostly made up of silica, is the glue that holds us together. Connective tissues consist of collagen, elastin, mucopolysaccharieds and mucous carbohydrates which aid in moisture retention. All these valuable molecules house large quantities of silica. Also, many people with advanced arthritis suffer from bone deformation when tendons and ligaments in the joints lose flexibility due to loss of collagen. Tendons and ligaments need silica for health and flexibility.

In 2015 I franctured my tibia and had a full leg plaster from thigh to toe. When I left hospital they gave me all sorts of medication. I used none of it.  Instead I opted for a glass each of Diatomaceous Earth and Turmeric first thing in the morning. (after leaving the hospital I took no medication whatsoever)

  • 1 Glass DE (tablespoon in 250ml water)
  • 1 Glass Turmeric (tablespoon in 250ml water)

The DE helped to heal the bone and the Turmeric helped to control Pain and Blood Clotting.
I had my plaster removed in 2 weeks and the doctors were amazed how quick everything healed.

So, use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth to naturally relieve joint pain and restore collagen and avoid the very expensive Collagen supplements currently on the market.

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