JOURNAL: October 14, 2013 – Diatomaceous Earth Helps Bowel Regularity; Relieves Constipation

10/14/13

wellnessPic_intestineChakra_01Greetings glorious beings-of-light! Here’s a quick update on my progress with DE and the teeth grinding issues:

Diatomaceous Earth

I had a bowel movement on Saturday (10/12) and Sunday (10/08).  This is great news because I haven’t really changed my diet except to starting eating 3-4 apples or pears a day and taking the DE.  I know the DE is what made me start BMing regularly.  Here’s a quick breakdown of my DE consumption:

  • 10/9 – 1 heaping tablespoon (HTBS) of diatomaceous earth (DE) stirred into 8oz luke-warm water. Around 10am and 10pm.
  • 10/10 – None.
  • 10/11 – 1 HTBS, 1x (evening). [received new 3-lb shipment of DE from Nature’s Wisdom, via Amazon.com
  • 10/12 – 1 HTBS + 8oz warm apple cider, 2X (morning & night)
  • 10/13 – 1 HTBS + 8oz warm apple cider, 2x (morning & night)

Dental Guard

Have been wearing dental guard every night since the night of 10/08/13; marked improvement.  Here are my observations thus far:

  • Teeth aren’t as sensitive to cold anymore-still some sensitivity though.
  • Jaw hinges are sorer each morning it seems. I believe I read somewhere that this is normal while the mouth adjusts to the new positioning.

The thought occurred to me recently that the root cause of my extreme fatigue and such, may in large part be due to this sequence of cause-effect:

  1. Dentist grinds down my teeth to install fillings.
  2. Upper teeth have a natural need to touch the lower teeth
  3. Both upper and lower teeth, because there surfaces are now lower than they naturally were, must overextend the jaw muscles and tendons to shut properly.
  4. Jaw muscles and tendons get sore from abnormal extension.
  5. Jaw gets used to clamping tight to stay shut (otherwise there will be a gap between upper and lower teeth in resting/relaxed state, which will look odd.
  6. Grinding is really from the upper and lower teeth trying to find a tight seal with each other. Since there is no tight seal, the grinding is continuous.
  7. Teeth grinding and jaw clamping lead to further shortening of the tooth length, which exacerbates this cycle.

NEVER USE POOL-GRADE — ONLY USE FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR USE AROUND AND INSIDE HUMANS AND ANIMALS — POOL-GRADE IS TOXIC !!!

JOURNAL: October 09, 2013 – Dental Guard for Teeth Pain & Diatomaceous Earth for Overall Wellness & Parasite Cleansing

Just a quick UPDATE:

Hi friends!  Beautiful light beings — man … so much I want to tell you.  Recent and most important is my person health journey:

10/09/13

Dental Guard for Night-Time Teeth-Grinding

Saw biological dentist who did my mercury removal (one tooth – canine/incisor?) for severe sensitivity to cold, one month after the original dental work.  He determined the most likely cause of this was grinding and clenching my teeth and jaw while sleeping.  This stems from pent-up stress.

healthPic_sleepRight_noBoil_dentalGuard_DuraComfort_01 He advised buying a dental guard for around $25 from Walgreens or Fred Meyer.  I bought the “Sleep Right No-Boil Dental Guard: Dura-Comfort”.  This is the thickest one that SleepRight makes and it cost around $40.  I put it in about an hour before going to sleep.  Upon waking I could already feel the relief — 75% less tooth and jaw soreness than the night before !!!

Diatomaceous Earth

Started taking a heaping tablespoon of diatomaceous earth + 8 oz warm water today.  I will take it 2x/day and monitor for health improvements.

I found out about and subsequently bought a 3-Lb jar of diatomaceous earth (DE for short)–fossilized one-celled organisms–from Amazon about 2 months ago (August). It only cost about $20 and I originally used it to kill small brown ants and fleas.

Diatomaceous Earth - Nature's Wisdom Food Grade

Diatomaceous Earth – Nature’s Wisdom Food Grade

The DE was effective on the ants to an extent (most of the ant highways by the bathtub were gone, but there was still a path to the bathroom sink). I tried rubbing it on Mom’s yorkie for fleas, but it didn’t seem to work on the dog fleas; by work I mean it didn’t get rid of all her fleas. The was a reduction in fleas at first, but they were back after about 2 weeks. I’ve learned recently that with fleas you have to vacuum all the time and make sure to dump the results in the trash and immediately put outside so they don’t jump out and wreak havoc again.

Well, it is now cold weather in Oregon but Mom still has ants in the bathroom.  They aren’t anywhere else, except some of them had come into the living room (directly juxtaposed to the bathroom).  Mom found a recipe of baking soda and powdered sugar and wanted to try that to eliminate the ants.  It worked to gather them to one area, and helped identify where their main source of entry was.  But the sugar was too much of a draw, no matter how many ants laid dead in the shallow Rubbermaid dish.

I had about a salt-shaker’s worth of DE left from 2 months ago and wanted to use it to finish off the ants that were still in the bathroom.  It seems to be working in every place except where the sugar solution is.  This is what made me look up DE again.  I also remembered there was a remineralizing toothpaste recipe made with diatomaceous earth on YouTube.  While looking that up, I found many new videos reiterating that DE is great for internal use in humans to regulate the bowels.

NEVER USE POOL-GRADE — ONLY USE FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR USE AROUND AND INSIDE HUMANS AND ANIMALS — POOL-GRADE IS TOXIC !!!