Silica / Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) / Orthosilicic Acid

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by calin, May 3, 2012.

    1. calin

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      Diatomaceous Earth on

      I used to ingest DE - Diatomaceous Earth regularly (once a day or so) for some time. I stopped (can't remember why) and do it only every now and then. I was looking through the anecdotal testimonies and informational beneficial affects and properties of DE on the site I always order it from and found it may decrease tinnitus. hmmm... I never saw that before... probably cause I didn't have tinnitus when I studied up on it and purchased it. Earthworkshealth,com is the site.

      Anyhow, I started more research today on DE for tinnitus and added orthosilicic acid / silica in the search engine. I just spent hours and hours on the internet. I was not going to just take the word of a few dozen or so web sites that all repeated the same stuff about the benefits of DE. No sireeee!

      I will post videos and such if you are interested. I did have a thought about silica helping to restore the damaged hair cells in the ear... just a passing thought. Silica is involved with hair, skin , connective tissues, nails, bones, teeth, etc....

      I will post (or you can if you find some good stuff) some information for you to decide.

      My thought is that since I was taking DE for some time and I still got tinnitus, that it was not something that would help me. But, I can't remember how long ago I stopped in relation to when I got the T.

      I know my cats do well with it when I add it to their food. Or for that matter for the elimination of fleas. I use it for all the ants that hang out too. My cholesterol levels and triglycerides were great on my last blood test... could be DE that helped... don't know for sure.

      I have not found testimonies about taking DE for tinnitus decrease... still searching.

      A friend of mine took DE with tomato juice and recently had an colonoscopy... clean as a whistle!
    2. Molan
      No Mood

      Molan Member

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      Great information Calin thanks so much for posting stuff like this!
    3. calin

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      Glad you are finding it useful information! ;)
    4. calin

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      I spent some more time today researching silica and tinnitus. I found some typical treatments - over the counter stuff - such as T-gone and Lipoflavonoind (?) tinnitus remedies that had silica in their compounds.

      I think I remember about the time I stopped taking DE.... it may have been when I developed dizziness last summer. My doc gave me dizzy pills .... geez. Like that was going to fix the problem. Anyway, I researched my condition and symptoms and figured I had a case of BPPV. I did the exercises at home for the full three weeks as the docs on the internet suggested and the dizziness went away. I traced back my head motions for that time frame and realized I must have gotten one of the inner ear crystals loose. I stopped taking the DE thinking it may have contributed somehow to the dizziness. I developed tinnitus months later.

      I started taking 1 tsp twice a day a couple of days ago in my teas. This morning my ph was about an 8. Pretty high alkaline. I am thinking that since the DE is mineral, I was eliminating the DE in my urine.

      I think I will experiment with testing DE in a small amount of water and check the ph. just a thought....

      I looked on the Earthworks site under the FAQ and found the technical data sheet and the ph level for DE is 8.0. hmm.... so if you are more on the acidic side (which is not healthy), you may want to consider taking this stuff to bring your ph up to a better range. I monitor my ph daily, so I will adjust my ph booster in water if it gets too alkaline.

      My tinnitus has been very very low today. I have been getting ups and downs with the volume but nothing near to what I had in the beginning.I haven't had a consistent volume for more than a day. That is good if the volume was higher than another day! lol

      I am still researching this, so bear with me. I talk out loud here, so don't mind me if I ramble! ;)
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    5. calin

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      I gradually increased my dosage of DE to two Tbs as day. I avoid taking it when I am taking my supplements. It gives me a bit of energy, so I don't take it just before bed.
    6. dealeav

      dealeav Member

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      Did anything ever come if this?
    7. Sarah Russett

      Sarah Russett Member

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      I'm thinking of taking it. Has anyone experienced health benefits in general or pertaining to T or eye floaters?
    8. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      East Coast USA
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      It killed the hell out of my pinworms :-p
    9. Everyloop

      Everyloop Member

      Some posts I have seen tell that silica helps tinnitus. There weren't any that actually said i took silica and my tinnitus got better, but there was a reference where someone said they stopped taking it and it got distracting.

      Other threads mention diatomaceous earth for tinnitus and it contains silica.

      Have you supplemented these did you get any variation?
    10. Fungus

      Fungus Member

      Wild, Wet and Wooly Wales
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      What is the suggested mode of action?

      I coat the inside of my chicken house with it to stop red mite and it is vermistat(paralyses worms) in sheep and I can see that it could coat and block.....but what may it do for tinnitus?


    11. StubbyJ

      StubbyJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise Exposure
      Acoustic Shock/Noise Induced T and H (just over a year). I have had 3 noise induced setbacks.

      I can surly tell that it has reduced the tone/volume of my T and symptoms of H; especially my TTTS.

      I would not post this (mess with people) if I truly didn't think it wasn't helping.

      It's cheap, I feel better over-all, thus you have nothing to lose I would think.

      I have been eating very clean in concert with the 5/2 diet and experienced some luck with the following concoction: Mag 1,300, Lion's Mane, Ashwagandha. I took these twice/day. I have been off them for about 1.5 months simply due to being lazy and not getting more after running out.

      I decided to post as this week is the first week in a long, long time that I've felt very positive about the future regarding T and H.

      Of note, after my last setback I made a point not to over-protect (plug) my ears as think it may have fostered H in my case.

      For those new to T and H......I would encourage you to say away from any masker outside of natural sounds for at least 6 months. I won't go into detail but I was "murdered" by artificial sounds.

      Good luck my peeps. I wish you all the very best and hope these goodies provide you some relief.

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