Fossil Shell Flour is a remarkable, all-natural product made
from tiny fossilized water plants.
Flour is 84% Silicon Dioxide (Silica)
There is no
life without Silica! Some say that, "Silica is the most
important trace mineral for human health!" Silica plays
an important role in many body functions and has a direct
relationship to mineral absorption. The average human body
holds approximately seven grams of silica, a quantity far
exceeding the figures for other important minerals such as
How Fossil Shell Flour Works
When Fossil Shell Flour is taken into the body it starts
working in 3 different ways:
1st: As it moves
through the stomach and digestive tract, it attracts and
absorbs bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins,
pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. These
toxins are trapped and passed out of the body. In addition,
any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach of
digestive tract are "cut up" and killed by the
sharp edges of the DE. All of these activities result in a
much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear the
phrase "I just feel better" with our FSF users.
This better feeling comes from all the "junk"
being removed from the body and by giving our immune system
the "jump start" it needs.
Shell Flour is very hard. On the hardness scale where
diamonds are a 9, FSF is a 7. This is very important,
because as those millions of tiny hard and sharp FSF
cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they
"scrub" the walls. After only a few months of
taking DE, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus
and molds but CLEAN!! The advantages of this are:
1. Regular bowel movements (This is the
#1 comment everyone makes about DE)
Colon. This is especially important as we get older. A clean
healthy colon keeps away polyps, cancers, and ulcers. Today,
many are spending thousands of dollars to get colonics to do
the same thing as FSF does. Many users report increased
energy and needing less sleep. This is a result of all the
food and nutrients that are taken in being better absorbed
into the blood stream. With a coated colon--many nutrients
never get absorbed.
3rd: A small amount of Fossil
Shell Flour gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica.
One of the benefits of Silica is that it helps to destroy
bad fats. Everyone that we know that is taking FSF has
lowered their cholesterol by 40-50 points. Everyone is also
amazed at how their high blood pressure goes down.
The benefits of silica are many. In today's grains,
there is actually a shortage of silica. Years ago, the
silica found in our foodstuffs was adequate, but with
today's hybrids and depleted soils, only about 1/3 of
the silica needed is supplied in our food. FSF is a simple
and inexpensive way to get the silica your body needs.
The intake of silica through FSF can help you in
1. Lower High Blood
2. Lower High
Cholesterol! - Most are reporting 40-60 points lower after
only 2 weeks on DE.
3. Sore joints feeling better
- Osteoporosis is a symptom of the aging process. As calcium
in our body system depletes, our bones become brittle and
weak. Taking only a calcium supplement can not correct or
stop this threatening and crippling disease because the body
cannot assimilate and make use of the calcium without the
presence of silica. Evidence suggests that, instead of
affecting healing, supplemental mineral calcium, on the
contrary, accelerates the leaching away of bone calcium and
thus hastens the degenerative process of osteoporosis and
similar diseases that affect the supportive and connective
tissues in the human body. For osteoporosis, silica can stop
the pain and even restore the bodies’ self repair process.
Silica is responsible for the depositing of minerals into
the bones, especially calcium. It speeds up the healing of
fractures and also reduces scarring at the site of a
fracture. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body can
turn silica into calcium that the bones need.
Healthier skin – Overseas, FSF is used extensively as a
health and beauty product for hair, skin, nails, bones, and
joints. Tissue degeneration accelerates due to aging when
connective tissue develops an increasing inability to retain
moisture when left unassisted. Silica can help slow the
degenerative process of connective tissue. With silica,
vitality and life, which are often lost as the years
accumulate, can be naturally maintained or even restored to
your skin. Collagen, largely made up of silica, is the glue
that holds us together. If our body has enough silica, the
collagen will make us look younger. Silica helps with skin
problems and injuries including itching, rashes, abscesses,
boils, acne, calluses, warts, eczemas, burns, frostbite,
benign skin sores, insect bites and bed sores. If you
regularly follow a silica regimen, your skin will keep its
5. Hair That Grows! - Hair is
nature’s greatest beauty enhancer. Hair deserves to be
pampered. Hair at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as rich
in silica as are healthy bones, which contain 100 micrograms
per gram. Silica is a major component of hair. Using a good
silica supplement (such as DE) should be part of your
ongoing hair care program for revitalizing hair. Silica
helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth
and assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.
6. Teeth and Gums! - Hardening the enamel, silica prevents
cavities and preserves teeth. Silica also prevents bleeding
gums, gum atrophy, and recession that causes the loosening
of teeth, which could ultimately lead to tooth loss. Silica
effectively fights ulceration and the decay of bones and
teeth and also lessens inflammation.
nails - Your nail plates are complex protein structures that
grow four to five millimeters per month on average. With
silica supplementation, fragile nails become normal within a
short period of time. Silica will beautify the appearance of
your nails and improve their hardness, making them shinier
and less prone to breaking.
Silica lowers bad cholesterol and raises good.
Silica fades age spots.
Silica stimulates metabolism
for higher energy levels.
FSF has a negative charge and
bacteria have a positive charge. It is believed that it
sweeps bacteria out of the body by trapping it in its
honeycomb shaped skeletal form.
helps repair and maintain vital lung tissues and protects
them from pollution. By maintaining or restoring the
elasticity of lung tissues, silica reduces inflammation in
It acts as a cough decreasing agent. Silica
tones the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, larynx)
and reduces swelling because of its positive action on the
Silica supplementation keeps
menopause free of stress and helps to prevent many unwanted
Cancer can not survive in cells that have
the correct levels of Silica.
Silica works with other
antioxidants to prevent premature aging and to preserve
Silica can help prevent kidney stones and
heal infections of the urinary tract. It is a natural
diuretic which can increase excretion of urine by 30
percent, thus flushing the water-excreting system and
restoring normal function to these vital organs.
presence of sufficient silica in the intestines will reduce
inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can cause
disinfection in the case of stomach and intestinal mucus and
ulcers. Silica can prevent or clear up diarrhea and its
Silica will help normalize
In regulating and normalizing the
bowels, silica has a pleasant side effect; it can alleviate
lower back pain, which often troubles the elderly.
Silica proves effective with female discharge, abscesses
and ulcers in the genital area and cervix, as well as
mastitis (especially for breast feeding mothers).
intake of silica acts as a supportive treatment for
inflammation of the middle ear. Because of the beneficial
effectiveness on the lymphatic system, silica can be used
for swelling of the lymph nodes in the throat.\
anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor binding
Silica can normalize circulation and regulate
high blood pressure (hypertension).
Silica can decrease
vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and
Silica can help diabetes by promoting
synthesis of elastase inhibitor by the pancreas.
can help arterial disease by strengthening the blood
vessels. Studies confirm that with age, silica disappears
from the aorta, the heart's key blood vessel thus
weakening its critical connective tissue and resulting in a
greater cardiac risk.
Silica can help prevent
By improving the elasticity of the
joints, silica helps rheumatism.
Silica has inhibitory
effects on coronary diseases.
Silica can help avoiding
or alleviating Alzheimers disease by preventing the body
from absorbing aluminum and may flush out aluminum from the
tissues. Silica can stimulate the immune system.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablespoons per day mixed in some kind of
liquid or food. There is no unpleasant taste. Since it will
not dissolve, stirring several times while drinking will
prevent settling. Some have experienced higher energy
levels, so it is probably better not to take it right before
sleeping. No worry about getting too much--any excess silica
not needed by the body is automatically eliminated through
the blood stream, kidneys and intestines.
Shell Flour For Pets and Animals
Pets - they come
in all shapes and sizes. Protect them with DE. When lightly
rubbed into their coats or dusted on their premises, it is
very effective against fleas, ticks, lice, and other pests
on pet dogs, cats, and birds. It can also be used as an
organic wormer and will kill any worms or parasites the pets
may have. When using as a de-wormer, mix the FSF into their
food as follows:
Large Cats - 1 teaspoon
Kittens - 1/4 teaspoon
Dogs 100 lbs + - 1-2
Dogs 50 - 100lbs - 1 tablespoon
Under 50 lbs - 1 teaspoon
Mini dogs - 1/2 teaspoon
As pets get older, they also get sore joints. With
FSF in their diet they will feel better. Apply to moist
kennel areas to reduce odors, dry the area, and prevent pest
breeding. Deodorizing and absorption are natural functions
of DE, so add to kitty litter to absorb odors and keep the
litter box drier.
All livestock such as Horses,
Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Chickens and others will
benefit from the use of DE. It is completely safe and
Some of the benefits that have been
Control of fleas and ticks
Stimulates basic metabolism
Converts feed better
Reduces the desire to lick soil
Scouring or diarrhea:
when fed it seems to act as a material that draws both virus
and bacteria out of the body and solidifies the stool
Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls
coat and hoof condition
Keeps fly larvae from
developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly
Reduces annual vet bills--Decreased
In Cattle: Decreased Mastitis
Cattle: Increased milk production
Better egg production, stronger eggs,
and reduces overall animal stress
Added to livestock
How does it work?
FSF is a lethal dust with microscopic razor sharp edges.
These sharp edges cut through the insect's protective
covering drying it out and killing them when they are either
dusted with FSF or if it applied as a wettable powder spray.
If they ingest the FSF it will shred their insides.
What insects can FSF be used for?
Fossil Shell Flour
may be used as a barrier to control adult flea beetles,
sawfly, coddling moth, twig borer, thrips, mites,
cockroach, slugs, snails and many other insects such as:
Aphids, thrips, earwigs, silverfish, and ants. Can be used
for bedbugs, cabbage root flies, carrot root flies, fleas,
pillbugs, ticks and is helpful in dealing with fungus
gnats. Indoor and Outdoor Application: Sprinkle a light
layer of FSF in areas where pests frequent, including under
stoves, cabinets, sinks, garbage cans, window and door
frames and sills,
entrance ways, sewer pipes and
drains, and in cracks and crevices. Repeat treatment as
Carpet Beetles: Thoroughly dust along
baseboards, carpet edges, under furniture, carpet, and rugs,
and in closets and shelving.
Bedbugs: Take apart bed
and dust joints and channels. Dust any hollow tubing and the
interior framework as well as the mattress and all cracks in
Fleas: Thoroughly dust carpets and
pet's bedding and sleeping areas, as well as cracks and
baseboards. It also can be rubbed into your pet's
Flies: Thoroughly dust areas where flies frequent
(walls, straw bedding, livestock pens). It also can be
applied to livestock coat as an insect repellent/contact
FSF for parasite control:
Fossil Shell Flour - Experimental Feeding of Codex
Food-grade Fossil Shell Flour to Zoo Animals
Smith, Hallwood Inc., Animal Food Specialties, Grand Rapids,
A mixture of feed incorporating 2%
Fossil Shell Flour was sent to three zoos for
evaluation. John Ball Park of Grand Rapids, Michigan;
Brookfield Zoos of Chicago Illinois; and Buffalo Zoo of
Buffalo, New York. John Ball and Buffalo Zoos reported
that their black bears on the special feed showed a better
coat and clearer eyes. The primates fed at the
Brookfield Zoo displayed a pronounced improvement in both
appearance and behavior. Stool samples taken at all
three zoos showed an absence of any internal parasites -
adult or egg. Parasites in these animals were present prior
to using the Fossil Shell Flour food mixture.
there any safety concerns with DE?
Yes, you must wear a
dust mask when applying it as it can irritate the mucous
membranes in the nose and mouth. Once the FSF dust has
settled it won't bother you.
In an article
on FSF in COMMON SENSE PEST CONTROL QUARTERLY, published by
BIRC, Volume III, Number 1, Winter 1987, the matter of
safety is explored.
Both swimming pool grade and
natural Fossil Shell Flour come from the same fossil sources
but they are processed differently. The natural grades are
mined, dried, ground, sled and bagged. The pool grade is
chemically treated and partially melted and consequently
contains crystalline silica which can be a respiratory
hazard. Thus, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ONLY NATURAL Fossil
Shell Flour BE USED FOR INSECT CONTROL. This non-crystalline
silica is not a hazard as the human body apparently can
Jody from OH writes, "If you
add a tbsp of FSF to an adult dog's, and a tsp to a
puppy's food on a daily basis you will eliminate most
parasites. You also can rub it into their fur for flea
control as well. I have a kennel and have used this method
for a long time and it works well."