My question is I have a very healthy diet, had my thyroid tested which is normal, however I lose lots of hair on my head, I do have thick hair, I was told Silica was good for hair and nails, has anyone heard of Diatomaceous Earth powder, (it's Fossil Flour) you take up to one tablespoon per day, mix it in water, for humans and animals, can you tell me if it is safe to take a 1 teaspoon per day of this natural form of silica for adults.
From your measurements you are normal for your weight. Are you consuming 60gms or more of protein a day? Usually when protein intake is very low or eating incomplete proteins (plant sources and not combining them together), one of the side effects is hair loss. Hair loss can also be after having a baby with the hormone changes or certain illnesses. I do not recommend diatomaceous earth, however, if you do use it be careful you do not inhale it which can damage your lungs. Suggest increasing your protein intake and see what happens. Thank you for your question.
I don't know the full answer to your question, but I do know there is supposed to be a food grade form. The kind you find in nurseries or in pet stores is the wrong grade. One pet store where I live sells it for people who have hens and it's meant to be for their dust baths. The plant nurseries sell it for insect control, and it works great for killing pests like fleas in the home. I do know there is a food grade form, but as far as how safe it is for health benefits, I'm unsure. But, you certainly can't use just any form of diatomaceous earth.
Thanks Dr Renee' for your kind reply. Maybe I am not eating enough protein, I have had 6 children, lost hair when I was breastfeeding, I breastfeed for many years all my 6 children, however my youngest children are now 11yrs old, I am 48yrs, maybe hormones?, I won't take the food grade form of Diatomaceous Earth , appreciate greatly your reply.
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