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03-05-2007, 01:02 PM
Do any of you know what the best sources of silicon are? I know it is in things like tomato skins, but are there any superfoods or something that really give a silicon boost?
03-05-2007, 01:13 PM
Isn't hemp supposed to be silicon rich?
03-05-2007, 01:17 PM
If we reflect upon what we all know about silicon for a moment, some of us may recognize silicon as being the key component of sand. Others may think of computer chips; and there is no doubt a few that think of breast implants. Few of us would consider that silicon is something our bodies actually need to be healthy. Silicon is indeed a very common mineral that is required by our bodies. We use it, along with calcium, to grow and maintain strong bones. It is also important to the formation of connective tissues, like ligaments and tendons. Silicon is also important for the growth of hair, skin and fingernails. Unfortunately, despite the fact that silicon is important to the human body, there is comparatively little being done to learn more about why and exactly how it is important for good health.
It is possible that silicon is influential in preventing veins and arteries from getting hard and stiff, though there is no clear understanding of how this element affects artery hardening. Also, it is known that silicon reduces the effectiveness of aluminum in the body. It has been suggested that silicon may be able to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But once again, it is unclear how silicon may affect this degenerative disease of the brain. A form of silicon is actually a home remedy for problems with weakening bones, painful joints and aging skin, though there is no clear evidence that it actually helps such conditions.
Generally it is quite easy to get plenty of silicon in a normal diet and deficiencies are extremely rare. Foods rich in silicon include whole grain breads and cereals, alfalfa, beets, bell peppers, beans and peas.
03-05-2007, 01:20 PM
From an interview with David Wolfe http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/home/published.php?action=view&newsletter_id=1409571303 :
Emphasizing minerals in the diet is a keystone to rejuvenation and the super immunity we all need in these days of urban pollution. Wolfe particularly likes Silicon, saying that instead of getting silicon implants, we should be getting silicon in our diets. "Silicon is a conscious mineral, seemingly possessing a form of intelligence," claims Wolfe. "While it's no secret that we attribute our modern economic advances to silicon technology, one of the world's greatest beauty secrets is that silicon possesses many hidden healing properties."
Bell pepper (with skin)
Cucumber (with skin)
Horsetail (an herb)
New Zealand Spinach
Tomato (with skin)
03-05-2007, 01:22 PM
Awesome! Thanks. :)
03-05-2007, 03:09 PM
I used to drink a lot of horsetail tea and did get great results for my skin and my hair really grew in long and thick.
I later read cautions regarding a limit to its intake. If you decide on it, do some research to be sure.
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