I don't even know if this info is accurate, but supposedly, rather than dehydrating parasites inside the body, this is how it works (from Earthworks Health):
It looks like a cylinder full of holes. This cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the sharp edges of the Diatomaceous Earth.
I know "if it's accurate"
Earthworks just wants you to buy it
Anything with a "negative charge" will lose it the INSTANT it touches anything else.
DE kills by dehydration, and does NOT work at all when wet
Don't fall for sales hype that defies the laws of physics
This is what theysay:
Because of FDA control & oversight of labeling, many wonderful natural, herbal or organic supplements will seldom if ever claim to be treatments or remedies for specific maladies. This is also true of Food Grade DE.
That means they can't SAY it if they can't PROVE it
experience as better health,
That means some THINK it helps them, when in fact it doesn't
This means "Don't believe SCIENCE, just believe what we tell you"
it is not allowed by government regulators for distributers to make claims about DE's use as a human health supplement,
Again, they can't say it, because they cannot PROVE it
This brings us to one of the most exciting trends that we have witnessed here at Earthworks Health: Increasing use of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for human health benefits.
They are excited because people keep believing the sales pitch, and they make money selliing you powdered rock