• Leanne Vickery

Diatomaceous Earth? What is it and why do we use it?

Updated: Apr 3, 2018

We have just starting stocking Diatomaceous Earth (D earth) in our clinic recently and are all using it daily. As naturopaths, we were concerned about finding a reputable, safe brand that we were happy to prescribe to our clients .



Lee Holmes from Supercharged Foods is a naturopath that has done all the hard work for us and has thoroughly researched sources until she found the highest quality earth from California.


Here are her words:

"The powder is actually a food, not a medication. It is fossilized mineral remains of fresh water algae which means it’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and all-around a fantastic food source for you.

I researched sources of diatomaceous earth for the first 2 years of taking the powder. There are a number of levels of quality and consistency even for food-grade d earth. I liken it to salt – there’s pool salt which is not for consumption, all the way up to finest Celtic sea salt which has many health benefits. I eventually found an exclusive source from the USA that is both food and naturopathic-grade, organic and pure. My LYG powder is the highest-grade available on the planet.

A clean gut is an efficient gut. With a healthy gut your digestion and nutrient absorption improves noticeably. LYG powder cleans out an accumulated build-up of waste, toxins, metals and mucous in the digestive tract. Like brushing your teeth, if you don’t clean them regularly, plaque builds-up. It’s the same with your digestive walls and intestines. We can be carrying between 1-3kgs of excess waste at one time. Plus we are more bacteria than we are human!

With over-processed foods making up the majority of our diets, and the state of our depleted soils, now more than ever we need to find new natural sources of minerals. In finding d earth I’ve done all of the hard work for you. My Love Your Gut Powder contains up to 90% silica which can help strengthen and soften skin, improve hair and harden nails. There’s also an additional 15 other terrific trace elements, including calcium, magnesium and potassium.

The powder has a pH of 8 which helps to create a healthy alkaline environment in your body. By balancing out your pH levels, you will be on your way to becoming the best and most beaming you there is.

Need to reduce your blood pressure? The powder is low in sodium – helping to bring that blood pressure down. High blood pressure can lead to a myriad of unwanted diseases, so it’s important to keep it at bay.

The Love Your Gut Powder is even high in absorbable iron, which can be hard to find in plantfoods. Iron supports tiredness and fatigue, assists in healthy cell division and supports cognitive function. Unlike many supplements, the LYG powder won’t make you feel constipated or bloated. "


You can buy Heal Your Gut Diatomaceous Earth from our Marcoola clinic or for your convenience, our online store for only $17.95

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