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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. - The links keep changing so just search on Amazon.

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 can supply small jars - contact me.

or search for Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth on Amazon 


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 since 2014 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.

 Diatomaceous Earth Product Testimonials

I have used your DE for my dogs for years. I rub it down on their skin and NO FLEAS. Your company has great products.  
E.H., NJ

These are testimonials from people describing their health improvements in taking food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE)with fresh water. If what they're telling us is true, it's absolutely amazing what DE can do for your health.

Much has been reported about DE and its health benefits via testimonials and university studies. The good news is spreading, and let's all keep it going that way! People need to know about DE. We live in a toxic world these days, chemicals in the ground, in the air and in the food we consume. And our bodies are paying the ultimate price for it.

"I had never heard of Diatomaceous Earth until I read an article on our local area paper, The Rocket, about its use for pest control and being totally nontoxic. It sparked my interest, so I got on the internet, and there I was for 5 days!! I could hardly believe what I was reading. I was skeptical at first, but decided to give it a try and ordered 50 lbs. of it. We started taking one heaping tablespoon a day June 23, 2008.

I had been in great pain from lower back (I blew out the bottom 4 vertebrate in 2002) for about 3 weeks prior, and right knee had been trying to lock up on me, also causing great pain. On the THIRD day, I realized when I raised up off the ground that I was completely pain free, both back and knee!! And have not had any pain from either since! About a week later, I realized that my skin, which has looked like a dried up river bed for the past 15 years or so, was soft and actually shiny!

I drug my finger nails up my arm, and lo and behold----NO CHALK LINES!! AND, I FEEL GREAT!

I decided that people needed to know about DE, so I set out to find 24 people who were willing to listen for a while about it, and if they decide they want to try it, I supply them for three months, and at the end of the 3 months they pay me for the DE with a written testimonial of their DE experience, good or bad. My first "DE Buddy" was my mail lady. As we visited about it, she told me her father had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 or 3 weeks prior. In my research, I found that cancer cannot survive in a body sufficient in silica, and the 1939 Nobel Prize winner proved, scientifically, that life on this earth could not/would not exist, if not for silica. So, she convinced her father to try it, taking 1 heaping tablespoon, twice a day (AM and PM). He'd been taking DE about 12 days when he had the next blood test done for cancer cell count, but there was no change. On the next blood test just this last week, his count went from 8 down to 4!! And he's only been taking it for about two months!! This is, of course, the kind of news that makes the tears roll! The joy in her face and heart was just plain overwhelming. And do you know what it costs me to supply him daily with 2 heaping tablespoons? About $.032!! What would the bill have been, both in the check book and the body, if he'd gone ahead with chemo? An un-Godly amount!! And, she has lost 7 pounds, and has not changed her diet!"

"I am Charlene Rowley, I am 60 years old and feeling great. I have been taking Diatomaceous Earth for almost three years. I started when I got arthritis in my right hand so bad my thumb went stiff and the pain went into my palm, fingers and started up my arm. My son gave me the Diatomaceous Earth to take he had heard it would take away arthritis and the pain. I didn't know what else to do. I knew my doctor would put me on painkillers and I don't like medication as a lifetime solution. So I started taking the Diatomaceous Earth. It gave me energy like I had not known for a long time. Within about two days the pain was gone and eight weeks later my thumb was back to normal use and has been ever since. I feel now if I would have known when I started what great results I would have gotten I would have taken two or three tablespoons a day, instead I only took one. My hand would have been useable much sooner than eight weeks.

While I was so worried about my stiff thumb I did not realize that it had taken away the inflammation in my stomach known as gastritis which my doctor told me I would have for the rest of my life if I didn't stop eating certain foods such as tomatoes, grapes, all citrus fruits, cabbage and all the foods in the cabbage family. Gastritis can be painful if you aren't careful how you eat. Oh, no fatty foods. I had many attacks. The first one because I didn't know what I had was very painful, the doctor almost put me in the hospital. Luckily for me the painkillers took away the pain. I got on his diet for me, but if I didn't watch carefully I did have some painful attacks. But miracles of miracles Diatomaceous Earth took away the inflammation for more than two years I have taken it. I can eat any of the above foods without any of the symptoms of gastritis. I had a painful pain in the left side of my (no other word but) buttocks for years if I overworked I was put right down in bed for a day because it hurt to walk. Everyone said I probably had a pinched nerve. I went to a chiropractor, he worked on it and I felt good but he said I would have to come back for more treatments. I never got back and the pain went on until I started taking the Diatomaceous Earth. I was so busy worrying about my thumb that it took my husband to discover after a hard working Cub Scout event we were involved in to notice I didn't mention the pain after cleaning up I was ready to go out to dinner. He was surprised. I am usually down on the bed in pain and can't move for the rest of the night. When he brought it to my attention I too was surprised. After that when I work hard I may only have tinge of pain, if that, it is wonderful.

My husband 64 has heart disease with high blood pressure, he takes high blood pressure pills which only made it fluctuate, never took it down. He started taking it, now when he tests his blood pressure it is down and stable. We are hoping when he goes in for his six-month check-up that he will take him off those pills. Also that they will find his bad cholesterol down which it too was soaring high after an operation a year ago in May. His energy has soared; he said he feels like a twenty year old. He used to be so sluggish when he worked. We eat well; we drink filtered water (spring water). This is a good food supplement. The best.

P.S. Don't ever stop selling this wonderful food source. It's like the 'fountain of youth'."

"For years I've had chronic fungus between the toes. I tried many things internally and externally until in desperation I powdered my feet with Diatomaceous Earth. The condition went away and hasnt come back. Isnt that wild? Someone else might like to try this and see if it works for them. I'm very interested." M.S., Canada
"Since taking fossil shell flour my night sweats have disappeared and I've noticed how much more energy I have, it's really amazing! I started adding 1 tsp in a glass of water, just enough water for a couple of swallows. I didn't know what to expect as to taste and found out it really has no taste, if anything a bit chalky. The most incredible change from taking fossil shell flour is my night sweats have disappeared!!! I couldn't figure out why I wasn't waking up in the middle of the night sweating and then I thought maybe it was the fossil shell flour? So I decided to stop taking it and sure enough they came back! It is sooo nice not waking up sweating in the middle of then night, I love this stuff! I would say after about 2 weeks I noticed I had so much more energy. Usually at the end of the day my energy level would drop, but since taking the fossil shell flour the energy I have is making me feel so much more alive. It's so nice to feel this energy, it's like I've been rejuvenated. I now take 1 heaping tsp in the morning and one before bed, if I miss taking it I definitely know I have very soon, it's that dramatic of a change for me..." G.M., USA
"Threatened with new lumps and bumps this past summer, always leery of fresh symptoms due to my on-going challenge of lymphoma, I decided to do a bit of experimentation with my own health with this innocuous substance. I took a tablespoon of DE with liquid (juice, smoothies, or water) about three times a week, and to my amazement the chickpea-sized lump that had arisen on top of my head completely disappeared. The silver dollar-sized lump on the side of my neck vanished. And whatever was impeding passage of colon contents was dramatically cleared. With or without research, moderate use of the FDA-approved anti-caking, food-grade substance proved to be a vital piece of my health puzzle." G.K., Albuquerque, NM
"My body became very toxic with the heavy metal, nickel. I had sores break out on my skin. I became very exhausted all the time. I started taking Diatomaceous Earth, fossil shell flour, in an effort to remove the toxic metals. I have since been tested and I have no sign of toxic nickel, plus my sores went away." C.B., Michigan
"I had cancer and a friend told me about a wonderful product called Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour Diatomaceous Earth. I started taking this product. Within a short time my cancer tumors began going away. I am now totally free of cancer and I feel great." T.S., USA
"I was diagnosed with liver cancer in July of 1994. After eight months of chemo poison, I decided to do things God's way and learn to heal myself with the Genesis 1:29 diet. It put me in remission until I painted a house I was renting and had to have it sprayed for termites. After that I came down with a 4cm. Tumor in my upper right femur. I was told about food grade fossil shell flour diatomaceous earth and I took three tablespoons every night and noticed I became pain-free. Than I ran out of it and noticed my pain came back. Two times I started taking fossil shell flour DE and ran out only to notice that once again my pain returned. Then I realized it was the fossil shell flour DE that was keeping me pain-free. I don't know how it works, I only know that it does. I still take three tablespoons at bedtime. I am on an 80/20 diet and drink lots of water, take herbs and stay close to God. Everything I do is alternative. I sure am glad God led me to DE." C.G., Pagosa Springs, CO
"I am writing this in hopes that someone will read this and be helped like I am. I tried diatomaceous earth, using about 3 heaping tablespoons in a cup of water, to appease my husband. He said it would be good for my hair. It doesn't taste bad, it actually is good. However a week later we were driving to the store; I looked down and noticed I had nails. I have bitten my nails since I can remember. I went out and bought polish. I could not believe how fast they were growing and the urge to bite them was no longer there. My hair was also thinning in front and it is now filled in. When my 25-year old sister was pregnant, she craved chalk. Her husband would actually go to the store and buy her chalk to eat. I gave her some of the diatomaceous earth and she loved it. She quit eating chalk and took the diatomaceous earth every day."


It’s not a stretch to say that CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting and promising compounds currently undergoing rigorous medical and scientific research. CBD has made headlines in recent years for some pretty stunning resultsStill, misinformation and confusion about CBD abounds due to the relatively recent emergence and widespread awareness of this incredible compound. Let’s take a deep dive into what cannabidiol (CBD) is, and exactly what it does -- and doesn’t -- do.



CBD is simply short for “cannabidiol”, the second-most abundant cannabinoid molecule produced by the cannabis or hemp plant. The most abundant molecule, of course, being THC: the psychoactive chemical famous for making users feel “high” (CBD does not have this effect). Keep in mind that your body already has an endocannabinoid system, an extremely important molecular system that your body uses to regulate and perform various critical functions. CBD binds to receptors in this system; our bodies were designed to interface with cannabinoids from the very beginning -- we even naturally produce them!


  • Cannabidiol (CBD) FactsCBD does not get you “high” (non-psychoactive)
  • Comes from hemp or cannabis plants
  • Potential medical applications include anxiety and pain relief
  • Has been shown to reduce seizures in childhood epilepsy
  • Indirectly interacts with CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors
  • CBD is legal to buy and own


As we stated earlier, your body already has a wildly complex endocannabinoid system that affects several different areas and functions. That system is rife with “receptors,” sites that await cannabinoid molecules presence. When the cannabinoid nears, the receptor will bind it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that modern science is only just beginning to scratch the surface of understanding.

Unlike its sister molecule THC, CBD does not make you feel high -- but don’t think that a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effect means that nothing is occurring. On the contrary, it’s very clear that there are many chemical responses that occur when CBD binds to those cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the endocannabinoid system is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially homeostatic regulation). Because of this, it’s quite a task to discern everything that CBD does, exactly, when the binding occurs. That’s where the research is at right now: trying to solve that very mystery


  • Not psychoactive/intoxicating
  • Legal to buy and own
  • Indirect agonist of cannabinoids
  • Binds to the allosteric receptor site
  • Legal to buy and own in Spain


Before we discuss some uses for CBD oil, we should clear up one area of confusion: what is CBD hemp oil, exactly? CBD hemp oil is simply the natural extracted oil product of the hemp plant, a non-psychoactive species of the cannabis family. Although CBD oil can also be derived from the psychoactive species as well, those oils can end up containing higher traces of THC, which is not ideal for all CBD users.

Humans’ endocannabinoid system, which CBD directly affects, has a profound influence on a myriad of different areas and functions in our body. Therefore, CBD oil is being self-administered as a supplement by people all over the world to combat conditions.

The fact is that new medical research is being performed on CBD every single day, and we don’t quite know definitively how it works -- but the potential is astounding. The financial sector is certainly betting on CBD hemp oil’s continued popularity: a recent Forbes article estimated that the CBD market will grow 700% by 2020.

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