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Comprehensive Report


A Few Notes on Safe Solutions, Inc.

Food-Grade or Fossil Shell Flour

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)* (HealthSil)

This research information is for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult a health care professional

regarding the applicability of any opinion or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical

condition.

*A personal thank you to Wally Tharp who provided the Author most of these notes, letters, writings and/or comments.

Wally Tharp is the supplier of Safe Solutions, Inc. food-grade DE.

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All Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is Not the Same.

Though it is mined from the ground, diatomaceous earth (DE) is not an earth, but fossilized deposits of microscopic shells that are created by single one-celled plants called “diatoms”.


On land, the basic food for all land animals is grass. Those animals that do not eat grass, eat the animals at do eat grass. The silica content of all living organisms is linked with the diet. Silica is highest for the pure plant eaters and lowest for the pure meat eaters.


In all water, tiny one-celled plants or plankton live by the billions of billions of billions, and they are the basic food

of the water dwelling animals. Even the great whales could not survive without the diatoms.


As these tiny creatures die, by the billions of billions of billions, their shells or exoskeletons drift to the bottom of

the ocean or lake, building up large deposits. Each dead diatom exoskeleton now is a tiny piece of porous sand.

Geologic changes put these deposits on dry land, making them accessible to mankind.


Because of water currents, most deposits are very impure, some even contain arsenic and can be very dangerous,

but Safe Solutions, Inc. deposits come from a deposit so pure that it meets the standards required to be  called “food grade”.

Many people tend to think that all diatomaceous earth is the same. Nothing could be further from the truth.

There is a great diversity of DE deposits, just as there is a great diversity in all of G-d’s creation.


Safe Solutions, Inc. carefully monitors the quality of its food-grade and/or FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR PRODUCTS

for the protection of its customers and the health of their animals and the control of their pest problems!


Adapted from “Ag” Marketplace: What In The World Is Diatomaceous Earth? And, What Can It Do For The

Livestock Producer? Farmer? Animal Owner?

By Janet “J.D.” Sands


Millions of years ago, in all the waters of the earth, microscopic one-celled plants called diatoms took the

minerals from the waters and created protective shells for themselves. Diatoms once lived in quantities far

beyond the mind’s ability to conceive, and as they died their shells drifted to the bottom of the sea beds. In this

manner, vast deposits of diatom shells were laid down. Through the history of man’s existence, a wide variety of

valuable uses have been found for what has come to be called “diatomaceous earth.” There are now more than

1,500 ways in which man benefits from this incredible material left by diatoms, Silicon Dioxide, along with a

smattering of trace minerals.


There are more than 25,000 species of diatoms and only two primary types of diatomaceous earth deposits.

Not all diatoms are aquatic; some exist in moist conditions, but since three-fourths of the earth is covered with

oceans, most deposits are of the saltwater type. Just one liter of sea water may contain as many as ten million

one-celled pieces of algae. There are deposits which also occur in fresh water lakes, and within this second type

of deposit, the purity is exceptional.


Safe Solutions, Inc. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Grass of the Sea is so pure that the Food and Drug Administration

has given it a “food-grade” designation. The governments of the United States and Canada recognize that fossil shell flour is safe to use in animal foods in an amount not to exceed 2% by weight of the total feed ration. When added at this percentage, fossil shell flour prevents “clumping” of feed particles by keeping them separate, so there is improved flowability, mixability and handling of the animal feed. This in turn, creates two big advantages to the animals who consume fossil shell flour in their recommended feed ration.


First, acting as an anti-caking agent to prevent “clumping” of feed particles, the surface area of feed exposed to the digestive processes - both bacterial and enzymatic - is increased and therefore more feed is actually digested and utilized.


Secondly, fossil shell flour contains a small amount of 14 trace minerals.

Thousands of animal owners and livestock breeders have discovered that adding fossil shell flour to their animals’ rations has produced a number of incredible benefits.


While other insecticide poisons kill chemically as neurotoxins, the insect pests (over time) develop a resistance

or an immunity to the chemicals, food-grade DE kills bugs physically and insects have not been known to

develop immunity to its physical action. Food-grade DE is certain death to insects because it kills by actually

puncturing the insect’s exoskeleton, disrupting its soft waxy shell structure, chewing up its digestive organs and

causing death in a short time by dehydration

.

Some of the ways insects are destroyed by DE:


1. Laceration of the chitin in the bellows of the joint.

2. Severance of the muscles of the tracheole valve.

3. Perforation of the walls of the trachea and tracheoles.

4. Mandibular damage by abrasion.

5. Esophageal laceration.

6. Peritonitis due to perforations in the walls of the digestive system.

7. Severance of the constrictive muscles of the malpigian system.

8. Absorption of the wax, allowing dehydration.

9. Starvation of the larvae.

10. Plugs the spiracles.


The DE particle scrapes punctures into the body of the insect causing a loss of fluid. An insect does not have

blood vessels as do higher forms of life. They have a shell that is semi-porous—more or less like unglazed

porcelain. In order to keep their body fluids from evaporation through their shells, nature also puts a waxy

coating on the outside. If you were to take a brand new shoe shine and put Safe Solutions, Inc. Diatomaceous

Earth on one shoe and leave it for 20 minutes and blow it off, you would have no shine. The DE would have

absorbed the wax. You have much the same situation with insects. Once the protective coating is gone, the

insects slowly dehydrate. National Geographic tells about cockroaches that died in 12 hours after exposure.

DE also stops up the breathing apparatus of insects. They ingest it and it lacerates them inside, and yet this

same material, if we inhale it, really doesn’t damage a person all that much.


The Author has described the use of Safe Solutions, Inc. food-grade DE to control insect and arachnid pest

problems throughout this entire work and wants everyone to know that: It is imperative that only natural diatomaceous earth be used for insect control.

This noncrystalline silica (food-grade) is not a hazard as the human body apparently can dissolve it. “Silicosis

refers to lung contamination and irritation by crystalline or free silica (SiO2). Crystalline describes the orientation

of the SiO2 molecules which occur in a fixed pattern in contrast to the nonperiodic, random molecular

arrangement defined as amorphous. Exposure to free silica is an occupational hazard to workers.” Common

Sense Pest Control Quarterly, volume III, number 1, Winter 1987.


The World Health Organization cautions that DE with a crystalline (free) silica content over 3% is dangerous for

ingestion by humans or animals. Safe Solutions, Inc. brand of food-grade DE has less than 1% free silica.

Swimming pool DE ranges from 60% to 70% free silica and is considered to be carcinogenic. There are very

few deposits of DE that meet these free silica minimum standards. Because inhaling any dust is not a good

idea, even Safe Solutions, Inc. recommends the use of a simple dust mask. Customers have fed DE to their

animals for a long time and are evidently satisfied that it does something positive for their animals. It would also

be very important to know if the DE you plan on using was processed under safe and sanitary conditions. Safe

Solutions, Inc. DE is all food-grade and handled as a food product.


There were two vets who said there is one worm called Strongyles that apparently diatomaceous earth does not

kill, but it cleans out all the others. We have had treated beef cows go through slaughter. An affidavit was made

to the effect that there were absolutely no internal parasites in those that had been fed food-grade DE.


The microscopic shells in Safe Solutions, Inc. diatomaceous earth (DE) are composed of silicon dioxide and

around 14 trace minerals. Being formed under water, they will not dissolve in water. In fact, even in the stomach of animals or birds, surrounded with powerful digestive (acidic) juices, they pass all the way through the body almost complete. A very small amount is leached out. As it passes through the stomach and intestinal tract, a number of important things happen. These happenings occur as physical actions, not CHEMICAL, not NUTRITIONAL. JUST PHYSICAL! AND SAFE!


The shape of these shells and the size of the holes in the surface of these shells is very important. Many harmful things entering the body have a positive charge. Silica is a semi-conductive mineral which when warmed by body heat becomes negatively charged and gives off electrons. These negatively charged mineral ions and/or individual shells attract bad microbes, free radicals, positively charged waste and other harmful things. Acting as magnets, the negatively charged shells and/or ions attract and absorb positive things that are small enough to go through the holes. Add a sugar molecule and you can trap toxins into the porous food-grade DE particle which is then excreted safely out of the body.


Because of the strong charge, each shell can absorb a large number of positively charged substances, whether

they be chemical or in the form of bacteria or viruses. They pass on through the stomach and intestine, taking

these harmful substances out of the body.

In today’s world, most all food (animal or human), all water and air contains harmful substances, which taken

internally causes stress on the immune system, using energy that could go for the production of milk or meat.

For example, “Dr. Johnson, a Canadian veterinarian, discovered that DE absorbs the bacteria causing “scours.”

Takes them out of the body and the animal is protected from unnecessary stress and possible death.

Passing through the digestive system, food-grade DE rubs against parasites and, being very abrasive, causes

serious damage, causing the parasite to die and pass out of the animals with no negative side effects. The

effect on the animal is nothing but beneficial.

Most living creatures are in contact with parasite eggs and toxic substances on a daily basis. Kill parasites today, yet you also pick up and consume their eggs at the same time. Subsequent and continuing parasitic damage is done and energy is lost until the next worming process.

Having Safe Solutions, Inc. fossil shell flour or food-grade DE in the diet every day tends to keep the animal free

of parasites and toxic chemicals so it can get maximum benefits from the food and water it consumes. Vet bills

tend to reduce around 75%.


Beneficial effects of silica per Gerhard Leibold, N.D.

􀂜 Stimulates cell metabolism and cell formation.

􀂜 Inhibits the aging process in tissues.

􀂜 Necessary for the structure and functioning of connective tissue.

􀂜 Strengthens and stimulates the immune system.

􀂜 Silica is important for the development of healthy nails and hair and regular intake can stop unnecessary

hair loss.

􀂜 Strengthens and stimulates the vascular system; lowers blood pressure and improves the condition called

arteriosclerosis.

􀂜 Increases elasticity and firmness of the blood vessels.

􀂜 Silica is indispensable for the elasticity of lung tissue and, therefore, is a basic therapy for lung and

respiratory disorders.

􀂜 Has anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor binding effects.

􀂜 Some of the disorders that benefit from regular silica intake include: Disorders of the throat, nose, ears and

teeth, disorders of the digestive and secretive organs, bone injuries and problems, skin problems and

injuries including itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, callouses, warts, eczemas, burns, frostbite, benign skin sores, insect bites and bed sores, female illnesses and as a base therapy for cancer treatment.*

*Cancer occurs mainly in middle and older ages at a time when the human body contains less silica. Silica

especially influences the degenerated white blood cells of cancer patients, activates the regeneration of normal

protein and increases the immune system against cancer. Silica helps support the healing process.


ANALYSIS OF

SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC.

PURE FOOD-GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (DE)

Aluminum (Al), % 0.65

Boron (B), % 0.0023

Calcium (Ca), % 0.40

% CaO (calc.from %Ca) 0.55

Copper (Cu), % 0.0019

Iron (Fe), % 0.72

Magnesium (Mg), % 0.21

%MgO (calc. from %Mg) 0.34

Manganese (Mn), % 0.0052

Phosphorus (as P205), % 0.037

Potassium (K), % 0.16

Sodium (Na), % 0.28

Strontium (Sr), ppm 59.9

Sulfate Sulfur (S), % 0.062

Titanium (Ti), ppm 420

Vanadium (V), ppm 43.8

Zinc (Zn), % 0.0022

Chlorides .074% or 740 ppm or

.067% or 870 ppm

Silica (as Si02), % 79.9


Safe Solutions, Inc. fossil shell flour or food-grade pure diatomaceous earth is labeled as an anti-caking agent.

It came from a very special deposit that is so pure it meets the specifications to be called “food-grade.” Foodgrade

DE also makes animal feed “flow better.”


Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Silica: Diatomite, D.E.

_______________________________________________

DESCRIPTION

A white to gray or buff-colored powder consisting of processed

siliceous skeletons of diatoms. It is insoluble in water, in acids

(except hydrofluoric), and in dilute alkalies. The natural powder

(gray to off-white) is air dried and classified by particle size;

the calcined powder (pink to buff-colored) is air dried, classified,

calcined at a high temperature (1500o to 1800o F), and again

classified; and the flux-calcined powder (white) is air dried,

classified, calcined in the presence of a suitable flux (generally

soda ash or other alkaline salt), and classified.

REQUIREMENTS

Identification

When examined with a 100- to 200-power microscope, typical

diatom shapes are observed.

Arsenic (as As) Not more than 10 ppm.

Lead Not more than 10 ppm.

Loss on Drying Natural powders not more than 10%;

calcined and flux-calcined powders: not more than 3%.

Loss on Ignition Natural powders: not more than 7%, on the

dried basis; calcined and flux-calcined powders: not more

than 2%, on the dried basis.

Nonsiliceous Substances Not more than 25%, on the dried

basis.

pH Passes test.

TESTS

Arsenic Transfer 10.0 g of the sample into a 250-ml beaker,

add 50 ml of 0.5 N hydrochloric acid, cover with a watch

glass, and heat at 70o for 15 min. Cool, and decant through a

Whatman No. 3 filter paper into a 100-ml volumetric flask.

Wash the slurry with three 10-ml portions of hot water and

the filter paper with 15 ml of hot water, dilute to volume with

water, and mix. A 3.0-ml portion of this solution meets the

requirements of the Arsenic Test, page 464.

Lead A 10.0-ml portion of the solution prepared in the

Arsenic Test meets the requirements of the Lead Limit Test,

page 518, using 10 μg of lead ion (Pb) in the control.

Loss on Drying, page 518 Dry at 105o for 2 h.

Loss of Ignition Weigh accurately about 1 g. and ignite to constant

weight in a suitable tared crucible.

Nonsiliceous Substances Transfer about 200 mg. accurately

weighed, into a tared platinum crucible, add 5 ml of

hydrofluoric acid and 2 drops of sulfuric acid (1 in 2), and

evaporate gently to dryness. Cool, add 5 ml of hydrofluoric

acid, evaporate again to dryness, and then ignite to constant

weight.

pH, page 531 Boil 10 g with 100 ml of water for 30 min. make

up to 100 ml with water, and filter through a fine-porosity

sintered-glass funnel. The pH of the filtrate prepared with

natural or calcined powders is between 5.0 and 10,0, and of

that prepared with flux-calcined powders is between 8.0 and

11.0.

Packaging and Storage Store in well-closed containers.

Functional Use in Foods Filter aid in food-processing.

FCC 111 / Monographs / 99 100 / FCC 111 / Monographs


international

agricultural

laboratories, inc.

____________________________________P. O. Box 1181, Orlando, Florida 32801, Telephone 305 423-4559____________________________

September 27, 1967

Dear Mr. Clark:

TITANIUM (di-oxide) TITANOX

TITANIUM joins with manganese and sodium as well as three other elements not

found in Basic perma-Guard fossil shell flour and keeps the coats of animals cleaner as

well as giving the hair a waxy sheen.

GALLIUM

GALLIUM seems to increase the effectiveness in the rumen of joining into a

single mol magnesium, potassium and sodium which strengthens the bone structure of

horses, cattle and cats.

VANADIUM

VANADIUM acts as a catalyst and as such is probably a governor for calcium in

the digestive tract of animals especially during pregnancy and immediately thereafter. I

have found that wherein it is not present in dairy cattle they are more susceptible to Milk

Fever.

STRONTIUM

STRONTIUM is a complex silicate when it is a brewsterite as found in Perma

Guard. It also appears to act as a governor for sulphates in the digestive tract of cattle.

SODIUM

SODIUM is NaSi4 also acts as a cleaning agent when fed to animals similar to the

chemical action titanium.

BORON is a germicide agent.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION. A of these elements are so enjoined into either a chelate or

colloidal form until they appear to work in unison with each other rather than as individual

elements. Thinking of them as individual elements is quite misleading.

None of these elements found in Basic Perma Guard are considered poisonous.

Gallium, Titanium and Vanadium are in the 4f and 5f RARE EARTH groups. Work

research now being done on rare earth are showing that they are truly important in the

field of plant and animal nutrition.

1. Strong, Ralph K., Kingzett’s Chem. Enc., D. Van Nostrand Co. Mc. New York, Eight Ed.

2. Hubbard, Henry D. Welch Publication, Perodic Chart of Atoms, Chicago, Ill.

Yours sincerely,

Carey A. Reams, DS

Physicist


Suggested feeding instructions:

Kittens 1/2 teaspoon

Cats 1 teaspoon

Dogs under 50 lbs. 2 teaspoons

Dogs over 50 lbs. 1 Tablespoon

Dogs over 100 lbs. 2 Tablespoons

Cattle 2% by weight of dry ration

Calves 4 grams in morning

Dairy cattle 2% by weight of dry ration

Chickens 5% in feed

Goats 1% in grain

Hogs 2% of weight in feed ration

Horses 1/2 - 1 cup in daily ration

Sheep 1% in ground grain


FREE CHOICE FEEDING OF FOOD-GRADE DE 5% MIXED WITH YOUR FEED


_ Cattle need trace minerals like fossil-shell flour.

_ Increases herd appetite, health and production.

_ Fossil-shell flour stimulates the basic metabolism.

_ Increase protein digestion with fossil-shell flour.

_ Satisfies and stops dirt licking and corral gnawing with fossil-shell flour.

_ The percentage increase result of each fossil-shell flour

feeding can be ascertained from a fertilizer protein analysis.

GEORGE ROMNEY, Governor


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

LEWIS CASS BUILDING, LANSING, MICHIGAN 48913

B. DALL BALL, Director

October 31, 1967

Sirs:

Our animal pathologist has examined the vital organs and intestinal components submitted,

both macroscopically and microscopically, and has found no visible evidence or organ

These components consisted of brain, thyroid, rib section, lung, heart, liver, true stomach,

small intestine section, large intestine section, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and forestomach.

These organs were submitted under affidavit as being from a slaughtered dairy cow having

free choice access to fossil shell flour for approximately five years.

Sincerely,

Robert L. Kirkpatrick

Supervisor, D. And L.

Laboratory Division

RLK: et


Customer Comments re Feeding Food-grade DE to Their Animals:

_ Please check out Nick LaFleur’s comments on West Nile Virus in the Mosquito Chapter in this book.

_ Completely safe and nontoxic

_ Controls fleas and ticks

_ Stimulates basic metabolism

_ Converts feed better

_ Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls

_ Results in better coat and/or hoof condition

_ Cost effective

_ Reduces annual vet bills

_ Controls worms and internal parasites without chemicals

_ Reduces overall animal stress

_ Dr. Phillip Schaible, while heading the Department of Poultry Sciences at Michigan State University,

made a study of European literature regarding adding Diatomaceous Earth to dairy cows’ feed and

made the following report:

“Contains 15 trace minerals important to animal diets, DE mixes well with all feeds while guarding

against insect damage. Prevents worms and keeps virus epidemics from developing. Saves albumen,

destroys harmful acids, safeguards the stomach. Improves health and growth of young animals Causes

better digestion, allowing animals to absorb a higher percentage of protein from its regular diet.”

_ Dr. C.S. Hansen, D.V.M., with some 8,000 chickens, kept half on regular diet, added Fossil Shell

Flour to the other group. The Fossil Shell Flour group immediately had a lower death rate, egg

production went up, and egg breakage went way down. His profitability went way up.

_ Dr. H.D. Johnson, D.V.M., Saskatchewan Vet Clinic, Canada, worked with 2,000 calves for two

years without a single case of scours, using Fossil Shell Flour. He says, “using Fossil Shell Flour,

we have been able to eliminate vaccines and antibiotics.”

_ Dr. M.F. Petty, D.V.M.: “The use of Fossil Shell Flour gave immediate elimination and control of

worms, stopped pigs from rooting and chewing feeder boxes, reduced manure odor, greatly reduced

fly population and increased feed efficiency. Really improved profitability.”

_ Capitol South Syndicate by Dan Miller, manager: “Feeding Fossil Shell Flour to my show and race

horses, stallions, mares, foals and horses in training, we have seen improvements in their hair coat

and their attitude. Flies and parasites are less of a problem.”

_ Leslie “Shorty” Thomas, Trainer, L Frank Roper Stables, Winter Garden, Florida: “I have been

actively engaged in training some of the finest walking horses in the country for the past 15 years. I

take pride in the appearance and health of the horses under my care, which have won many

national awards against stiff competition. I am constantly on the alert for products I feel can improve

their health and condition. I am grateful to have found Fossil Shell Flour and here is why: It stopped

scours, noticeably reduced flies, increased appetites, better feed conversion, eliminated internal

parasites and created a healthier appearance. I would definitely recommend this product to other

horsemen.”

_ Johnnie Firestone on sheep: “We were losing one sheep every three days from the fringe tape worm

in the bile duct. We started feeding the animals Fossil Shell Flour, mixed with salt and cotton seed meal.

Within two weeks the dying stopped. Since that time we have lost two sheep, but not from worms. To say

that I am sold on Fossil Shell Flour is a rank understatement. I suggest to anyone, “just try it. It does not

cost much!’”

_ Michigan Department of Agriculture made a laboratory study of internal organs from a cow using

Fossil Shell Flour five years and found no visible evidence of abnormalities.

_ University of Illinois, referring to tests run on dairy cattle fed 2% of Fossil Shell Flour in their rations,

stated there was no apparent harmful effect and that there was no evidence of the DE in the milk.

_ Within a few days...they stopped licking the soil completely. After feeding it continuously, we found that

the average production of milk and butterfat per cow was increased.

_ I have 30 head of beef cows, also 10 head of dairy cattle and feed most of the calves. I also farrow and

feed out 450-500 head of hogs per year. Now, to share some of the end results, I have been pleased with:


1. Elimination of internal parasites - without reoccurrences

2. Fly Control

3. Odor Problem

4. Healthier Animals

5. Better Feed Efficiency

6. The Advantage of the 14 Natural Trace Minerals

7. Reduction of vet bills and death losses to almost zero


In warm weather I have found that by dusting the bedding, sows and their litters (in addition to feeding it) I have no fly problem and because of its high absorbency it is a big help in keeping the bedding dry. I feel this usage encourages the small pigs to begin eating the Fossil Flour sooner, too. It also takes care of ticks and lice. All in all, it gets the pigs off to a better start.

I have found if fed to adult dogs, puppies, etc. at the rate of one teaspoonful to small ones and a tablespoonful to the large ones, this will control hook worms very quickly. Hook worms disappeared following the first days of feeding...large round worms and bots were passed when fossil flour was fed to horses, but it has failed to control strongilic. Ticks were retarded when fossil flour was fed to dogs.


One reason for the increased milk production was simply better feed assimilation - the result of food-grade DE anti-caking properties. The second reason was improved fly control. Residual DE in the cow manure effectively killed fly larvae. Continued feeding meant increasingly effective fly control. If they cannot breed they can’t fly.

It is a known fact that Florida soil is lacking in minerals. Therefore, it is essential that a mineral supplement be added to the diet of all grazing animals. I have previously used various types of mineral feed additives with no visible results. Now I am more convinced than ever that the 14 trace minerals contained in fossil shell flour are more available to an animal, possibly through better assimilation with the digestive system. This fact has been proven to me by observing a definite improvement in the appearance and general health of my animals which are receiving a daily total of 5 ounces of fossil shell flour.


Following is my summary of the most significant and consistent results achieved: Healthier-looking animal with a definite sheen to its coat; lasting absence of internal parasites; better feed conversion (weight gains were noticeable with no increase in feed; in some cases with a decrease in feed); reduction in odor (an indication that the animals are retaining more protein from their feed); fly control (no larva latch in the manure); cured scours (even in several cases where other medication had failed); improved appetites (horses which were “picky” eaters cleaned up their food more readily.)


Pigs/Hogs

1. Internal parasite control - Round worms (Ascarids) were observed in all pens being fed fossil flour on the third day following the beginning of test and for 3 - 4 days following. Parasite studies – Direct smear and flotation method showed no internal parasites at any time in the test group. The control group, even though previously dewormed with piperazine, has ascarids - low level and M. hirvdinaceous - low level.

2. Rooting and eating feeders - By the tenth day after beginning the test all hogs on fossil flour had stopped rooting and destroying the wooden feeders while the control group showed no change and continued to destroy feeders and fences at the same rate. They also continued to root in the holding pens prior to shipment.

3. Odor control - By the end of the third week the manure of the test group dried more quickly and was noticeably less offensive to the smell than that of the control group.

4. Fly control - The test didn’t last long enough nor were the hogs separated far enough apart for an accurate estimation to be made concerning fly population; however, it was apparent at the end of about six weeks that there were not as many flies present in the parlor as there had been previously, and there was no weather variation or moisture variation to account for the decrease in population. The fly population did, however, decrease markedly and apparently lastingly.

5. Weight gain - No results.

_ Another possible advantage - When castrating 13 litters one morning, for the first time I found no ticks on the little pigs’ bellies. The only diatomaceous earth that could have been in their bedding would have to be from their dung because I had not put any in it.

_ We had one sow that seemed to have breathing problems, making a sort of snorting noise. After two weeks it disappeared.

_ We had tried the past de-wormers and found that despite our best efforts, the goats managed to spit of most of it. We began feeding (food-grade) DE along with alfalfa pellets and sweet feed and observed that they gobbled it up as if it was sugar. They would lay in it (in the large deed pans) and otherwise roll in it and lick every last bit of it from the pan. During the next weeks we noticed the hair on the goats began to look slick and shiny, and the goats themselves were more satisfied with the same amount of feed...I found a 2 x 4 in the barn crawling with chicken mites. Instead of trying to dust each of more than 50 hens with DE, I put about one-half a coffee mug of it in each of the nests (10 in all); 24 hours later there were no mites anywhere. Each laying season I put more DE in the nests. DE is the only “treatment” we’ve used on and in our animals since those first 2 bags we bought years ago.

_ Every type of animal or bird that has had these products added to its diet show many positive results, any

one of which makes it profitable for an owner to include it in daily livestock and/or pet rations. This is

very true with chickens, especially those in the chicken factories. Every day hundreds of dead chickens

are hauled away to be buried. A dead chicken does not produce many eggs (or meat)! When fossil shell

flour is added to its rations, the death rate drops dramatically. The very first weeks show a valuable

increase in the number of eggs produced. Egg breakage deceases. The silicon makes the shells much

harder. Anyone breaking an egg on the edge of a frying pan will be very aware of this.

_ The manure of the barn decreases, making it a much more pleasant place in which to work, and it is

probably healthier for the chickens. This lowering of the odor is very likely due to the more complete

digestion of the protein in the feed. The diatomaceous earth in the rations passes through the birds into

the manure, making it impossible for fly larva to hatch. Making no other control efforts, the fly population

should decrease around 90% within two weeks.

_ Litter Bugs are greatly reduced, but to make it even better, if the manure is dusted with DE once a week,

they will be reduced almost to zero.

_ If any one of the above things are true, a chicken operation cannot afford to be without fossil shell flour!

No university has properly run the necessary efficacy tests needed to prove or disprove the above-mentioned

claims. However, two schools have run a few health tests. For example, the University of Arkansas did a study

to determine whether the addition of diatomaceous earth was harmful to chickens. Their conclusion was that it

posed no threat.

Safe Solutions, Inc. Grain and Seed Storage

Easy and safe to use, our products do not have to be removed before use. In fact, food-grade DE contains 14

trace minerals which, when incorporated into bread, yield no change in flavour or texture.

Controls insects in wheat, rice, sorghum, oats, rye, barley, corn and seeds of all kinds.

Controls rice weevils, lesser grain bobers, flat grain beetles, red flour beetles, confused flour beetles, merchant

grain beetles, saw-toothed grain beetles, granary weevils, larvae of the Indian meal moth, etc.

For commercial use, it is recommended that 7 - 10 lbs. of DE be used per 2000 lbs. of grain, but we find that

many people are using less successfully.

For practical purposes, 1 lb. of PERMA-GUARD DE will protect 300 lbs. of grain or seeds. That means that

1 oz. will protect 18 lbs. of grain.

For more convenience for most uses, 1 lb. has 6 c. of DE. 1 c. will protect 50 lbs. of grain or seeds.

MAKE CERTAIN YOUR STORAGE CONTAINERS ARE PROPER FOR THE JOB AND ARE CLEAN AND DRY.

USING A SMALLER CONTAINER WITH A LID, FILL ABOUT 1/3 FULL OF GRAIN, PUT IN SOME SAFE

SOLUTIONS, INC. FOOD-GRADE DE, PUT THE LID ON AND SHAKE. (THIS WILL INSURE THAT EVERY

KERNEL HAS A COATING). POUR THE MIXTURE IN YOUR STORAGE UNIT AND REPEAT THIS PROCEDURE

UNTIL FINISHED.

Any DE left over can be used in many ways, or shared with friends, neighbours or relatives, or used for other

purposes. The shelf life is indefinite.

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FOOD-GRADE DE FOR HUMAN USE?

Safe Solutions, Inc. does not promote the sale of its food-grade DE and/or fossil shell flour for treating any

ailment, either for animals or birds and especially not for the treatment of people.

All the way through our careers, our customers have always taught us far more than we ever taught them, and

it is certainly true in using our DE for some internal benefit.

This always seems to happen after owners, using our products for their animals and seeing obvious benefits,

and figuring there is not that much difference between animal and human metabolism, decide to try it for

themselves even though our food-grade DE is not FDA approved as a medicine.

Over and over again, the people are so pleased with the results they want to tell us about it, and, of course, they

tell their friends.

It is not just our customers. Health information keeps coming in from outside sources. A Canadian Doctor

discovered that putting a little sugar with DE and giving it to people with e-coli poisoning will stop the poisoning

problem immediately. His work was noted in the November, 1994 issue of Discover Magazine.

The Author does not worry about this, as the product is extremely safe and is rated food-grade. He would

certainly refuse to eat a tablespoon of table salt, but he would not hesitate to take and eat a cupful of food-grade

DE, but Safe Solutions, Inc. does not recommend its use as a medicine.

Eur J Med Res. 1998 Apr 8;3(4):211-5.

Diatomaceous earth lowers blood cholesterol concentrations.

Wachter H, Lechleitner M, Artner-Dworzak E, Hausen A, Jarosch E, Widner B, Patsch J, Pfeiffer K, Fuchs D.

Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Fritz Pregl Strasse 3, Innsbruck, A-

6020, Austria.

In this study a potential influence of diatomaceous earth to lower blood cholesterol was investigated. During 12

weeks we monitored serum lipid concentrations in 19 healthy individuals with a history of moderate

hypercholesterinemia (9 females, 10 males, aged 35 - 67 years). Individuals administered orally 250 mg

diatomaceous earth three-times daily during an 8 weeks observation period. Serum concentrations of cholesterol,

high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides levels were measured

before study entry, every second week during the period of diatomaceous earth intake and 4 weeks after stop of

intake. Compared to baseline (285.8 +/- 37.5 mg/dl = 7.40 +/- 0.97 mM) diatomaceous earth intake was

associated with a significant reduction of serum cholesterol at any time point, reaching a minimum on week 6

(248.1 mg/dl = 6.43 mM, -13.2% from baseline; p<0.001). Also low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (week 4:

p<0.05) and triglycerides levels decreased (week 2: p<0.05, week 4: p<0.01). Four weeks after intake of

diatomaceous earth was stopped, serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides still

remained low and also the increase of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol became significant (p<0.05).

Diatomaceous earth, a bioproduct, is capable of reducing blood cholesterol and positively influencing lipid

metabolism in humans. Placebo-controlled studies will be necessary to confirm our findings.

Publication Types:

Clinical Trial

PMID: 9533930 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Silica Savvy

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Silica Savvy

Clear, smooth skin, healthy hair, strong nails—

silica is known for its use in achieving all

of these and more.

One benefit of choosing a natural, nutritious lifestyle is the opportunity for a long, healthy life. Another is looking good. Feeding the body the nutrients it needs from within can help promote an outward glow of health, with clear skin and strong hair and nails signaling the body’s balance. These things, as well as a variety of more serious conditions, can be aided with supplementation of the mineral silica.


Silica should not be confused with silicon and silicone Silicone, explains material provided by New York, NY-gased Abkit, inc., is a man-made, artificial material. It is a combination of silicon, carbon and oxygen, and is used for breast implants, aircraft and automobile parts and other commercial applications. Silicon, on the other hand, is naturally occurring and the second most abundant element on Earth, next to oxygen.


Like silica, silicon also is noted for health-promoting benefits. According to material supplied by Los Angeles, CA-based Jarrow Formulas, silicon in its bioavailable form (orthosilicic acid) is an essentiao nutrient that benefits bones,

connective tissue, joints, hair and capillaries. “As a rule,” the material states, “the higher the concentration of silicon in skin, hair and nails, the healthier these tissues are.” Silica is a compound of silicon and oxygen. Frank Murray, author of The Big Family Guide to All the Minerals, explains the difference between various forms of silica. “Silica supplements often are water-soluble extracts of horsetail, while silica gel is derived from quartz crystals; that is, a solution of minute nondiffusable particles suspended in water.” Another form of silica supplement is derived from purified algae, he says.


Silica is available in a number of foods, such as wheat, oats and barley. However, it often is depleted from foods due to processing, making supplementation necessary. Silica supplementation has been shown to help the body in numerous ways. Material supplied by Eidon, based in San Diego, CA points out that silica has a variety of health and beauty care (HBC) benefits. It has demonstrated an ability to help the body deal with dry skin and associated conditions, brittle nails, hair thinning, dandruff and burns (including sunburn).


In addition to these benefits, the company says, silica may help the body in its internal defense of joint and cartilage inflammation and deterioration, bone support, cardiovascular support, vertigo, tooth and gum loss and provide gastrointestinal support and immune system enhancement. Since silica works from within, people taking it for its beauty effects also may experience these other benefits. “Fresh, natural beauty comes from within,” says Edward A. Lemmo, Ph.D. in Silica. It is reflected in the user’s shiny hair, clear skin and strong nails. He says, “It’s the kind of beauty that cannot be obtained through the artificial use of cosmetic creams, lotions or hair conditioners.”


Lemmo cites a 1993 study in which women with aged skin, thin hair and brittle nails were give 10 ml of silicic acid once per day for 90 days, as well as colloidal silicic acid applied to the face for 10 minutes daily. Significant improvement in the quality and appearance of the ladies’ skin, hair and nails were demonstrated. Also, a double blind study of the effects of silica on acne and skin oil production showed that the group treated topically with silica improved significantly over the placebo group, Lemmo says. “Truly, silica gel can care for the skin in a unique way like no other skin care,” asserts Klaus Kaufmann, author of Silica: The Amazing Gel. he explains that it is a general tonic that increases strength and elasticity against a variety of negative influences. he adds that, unlike other skin care products, silica can be used internally or externally. “it has a double action on damaged skin by restoring skin vitality from within to without and without to within.” Externally, he says, silica is effective for itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, calluses, warts, eczema, corns, benign skin sores, insect bites and bed sores. Internally, he recommends it for hair loss, brittle nails, flabby skin, aging disorders and more. Over 50 Looking 30! by Nina Anderson and Howard Peiper also recognizes the benefits of silica for the skin.


Silica derived from horsetail, in combination with herbs such as aloe vera and chamomile and bonded with electrolytes,

readily enters the bloodstream and penetrates the cells of the body. “This initiates a healing response that benefits the entire organism,” the authors explain. They advise the use of silica for the prevention of adult acne and for cellulite.


Silica may not be the best known mineral, but it certainly is a very important one. Sharing these many benefits with consumers will help silica achieve the recognition it deserves.


WF References:

The Big Family Guide to All the Minerals by Frank Murray.

Over 50 Looking 30! by Nina Anderson and Howard Peiper.

Silica by Edward A. Lemmo, Ph.D.

Silica: The Amazing Gel by Klaus Kaufmann.

Material supplied by Abkit, Inc.

Material supplied by Eidon.

Material supplied by Jarrow Formulas.

WHOLE FOODS/JULY 1999


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC. FOOD-GRADE DE

HEALTH 0

FLAMMABILITY 0

REACTIVITY 0

PERSONAL PROTECTION: E

I. IDENTIFICATION - PRODUCT NAME: SAFE SOLUTIONS, INC. FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR OR

FOOD-GRADE DE and/or GRASS OF THE SEA DE

CHEMICAL NAME:

CHEMICAL FAMILY: SILICATES

FORMULA:

II INGREDIENTS

MINERAL OR CHEMICAL NAME(S) WEIGHT % CAS #

AMORPHOUS SILICA – DIATOMACEOUS EARTH 95-100% 61790-53-2

III PHYSICAL DATA

BOILING POINT: N/A FREEZING POINT: N/A

VAPOR PRESSURE: N/A VAPOR DENSITY N/A

EVAPORATION RATE N/A % VOLATILE NO

SPECIFIC GRAVITY C

SOLUBILITY IN WATER SLIGHTLY

APPEARANCE AND ODOR: A SOFT EARTHY POWDER

IV HEALTH HAZARD DATA

FLASH POINT: NONFLAMMABLE

LIMITS: NONE

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: NONE

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: NONE

UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZAARD: NONE

THRESHHOLD LIMIT VALUE: 10 MG/M3

TOTAL DUST: NUISANCE DUST

POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF A SINGLE OVEREXPOSURE:

INHALATION: ACUTE ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE

WOULD BE NON-SPECIFIC. SYMPTOMS

MIGHT INCLUDE COUGHING,

WHEEZING, DIFFICULT BREATHING AND

UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT

IRRITATION.

SKIN CONTACT: NO KNOWN CONCERN

EYE CONTACT: MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY DISCOMFORT

AND IRRITATION

INGESTION: NO KNOWN HAZARD.

POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF REPEATED OVEREXPOSURE

CHRONIC OVEREXPOSURE MAY CAUSE PNEUMONOCONIOSIS (DUSTY LUNGS)

NO KNOWN HAZARD

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EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

INHALATION: REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT,

GIVE OXYGEN AND CALL A PHYSICIAN.

SKIN CONTACT OF NO GENERAL CONCERN; SIMPLY WASH WITH SOAP AND

WATER.

EYE CONTACT: FOR ACUTE EXPOSURE, FLUSH WITH WATER. IF IRRITATION

OR DISCOMFORT PERSISTS, CALL A PHYSICIAN.

INGESTION: NO KNOWN HAZARD.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC ANTIDOTES TO ACUTE

OVEREXPOSURE. TREATMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED AT THE

CONTROL OF THE SYMPTOMS.

VI. REACTIVITY DATA

STABILITY: INERT

INCOMPATIBILITY: NONE

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: NONE

HAZARD POLYMERIZATION: NONE

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: NONE

VII. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

STEPS TO BE TAKEN IF MATERIAL VACCUUM CLEAN OR WET-SWEEP SPILLAGE. WASTE

IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: DISPOSAL METHOD WASTE SHOULD BE DISPOSED

OF IN CLOSED CONTAINERS TO PREVENT DUST.

VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: APPROVED DUST RESPIRATORS FOR EXPOSURE TO

POTENTIALLY HIGH DUST ENVIRONMENTS.

VENTILATION: LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION RECOMMENDED

PROTECTIVE GLOVES: NOT REQUIRED

EYE PROTECTION: SAFETY GLASSES

OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: NOT REQUIRED

IX. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN LIMIT THE CREATION AND INHALATION OF DUST.

HANDLING AND STORAGE AS WITH WET FLOORS MAY BECOME EXTREMELY

ALL POWDERS: SLIPPERY WHEN DIATOMACIOUS EARTH IS PRESENT.

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

MEDICAL: (801) 295-2025

TECHNICAL: (801) 295-2025


How to detoxify and improve your digestion and other helpful hints. — Adapted from David Pittman’s

10/7/99 writings.

When you start detoxifying you may get a reaction from the die-off of parasites, microbes, etc. you must

remember two things: (1) drink lots of water to flush the body, and (2) always start out slowly with low doses of

food-grade DE.

Start with 1 level tsp. in 8 oz. water before breakfast. Then take another 1 tsp. in water before going to bed.

Warm distilled water is best, but any water will work. Gradually increase your dosage of food-grade DE up to 3

level T. per day. I sometimes forget in the morning and may add it in my oatmeal or juice later. Anyway, I try to

consume 3 T. per day one way or another. Try to do this for 4 months. After this I recommend 1 level tsp. in your

favorite drink at least once a day as maintenance.

I have read a lot of articles about the benefits of silica for humans. Older people and chronic diseased people

are almost always low on silica. People just do not have enough silica in their diets! Believing this to be true,

I try daily to drink 1 qt. food-grade DE water in addition to 3 level tsp. food-grade powder added to my food or

drink. To make food-grade DE water, add ½ tsp. food-grade DE to 1 qt. distilled water and bring to a boil; then

stir for about 3 minutes. You must use distilled water because it dissolves better. Do not boil the water in

aluminum pans and do not microwave food-grade DE. Some silica may still settle out, but if that happens, just

stir or shake it. The whole purpose is to dissolve the silica in distilled water so as to ncrease the bioavailability

of silica for absorption into the blood stream. I then drink it like a hot tea or cool it and fill my water bottle with

this solution. I try to drink it throughout the day and not all at once.

I call silica the mineral of light because it absorbs heat and stores light energy. Silica will absorb this energy

until it becomes a negative charged ion; then it releases electrons and repeats this cycle over and over again.

Numerous studies show how electrons neutralize free radicals and bacteria. My research also indicates silica

is a critical mineral essential for the body’s electrical system to function properly. Silica electrically stimulates

collagen formation and chemically makes collagen strong and flexible.

Based on the history of this product, I recommend giving food-grade DE powder to all pets. Small animals can

drink from unclean water from time to time, so I would add at least a teaspoon to their food on a continual

basis. I use it as a mouthwash and add to my flour and grains as a preservative. Finally, I use it as a first aid

powder for minor cuts and wounds on my children.

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Caution: There are hundreds of DE mines in the USA but only a handful have food-grade DE.

This research information is for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult a health

care professional regarding the applicability of any opinion or recommendations with respect to your

symptoms or medical condition. No statement in this information should be construed as a claim for

cure, treatment or prevention of any disease.

Detoxification Note: Taking castor oil will also help you detox because it stimulates bile flow and

enhances the liver’s ability to filter blood.

You can order Safe Solutions, Inc. Food-grade DE direct from the Company:

Safe Solutions, Inc.

2530 Hayes Street

Marne, MI 49435-8781

1-888-443-8738

http://www.safesolutionsinc.com