A family member is newly using this substance to improve his health. I have done some reading about it, but am finding little (except testimonials/advertising) about it actually being beneficial to one's health upon ingesting the freshwater origin, food-grade, form.

Understandably, people dealing with cancers, especially those for which conventional treatments have uncertain efficacy, often seek alternative treatments, and it therefore occurred to me to inquire here if anyone is aware of any scientific studies supporting the ingestion of food grade diatomaceous earth for human health benefits. If not scientific studies, has anyone here personally obtained health benefits from ingesting this substance?

Any information much appreciated. ~Holly