Silica is sometimes called the beauty mineral because it improves skin elasticity and hair and nail growth. Lately a few other more important aspects of silica have been explored, and the mineral is gaining notice for these important functions. One of these functions is the detoxification of heavy metals – especially aluminum.
Silica helps ensure collagen elasticity of all connecting tissues in the body, including tendons and cartilage. This reduces aches and pains and maintains the body’s flexibility. And it has been determined lately that high levels of silica in blood serum keep arterial plaque from building and clogging blood vessels.
The main culprit for plaque has recently shifted from cholesterol buildup to calcification from calcium buildup in blood when that calcium is not absorbed as bone matter. It has long been known that silica is an important part of building bone matter. Without it, calcium goes elsewhere to potentially calcify in the soft tissue of inner artery walls.
So silica is vital for keeping strong bones and a healthy cardiovascular system. This qualifies silica as a vital essential anti-aging mineral that is much more than skin deep.
Silica for detoxing heavy metals – especially aluminum
Even PubMed acknowledges silicic acid as an antidote for aluminum poisoning and a detox agent for heavy metals. Both brain tissue calcification and aluminum toxicity are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. So silica can be supplemented to help prevent yet another aspect of aging, dementia.
Obviously it can also be used as an adjunct with any other natural Alzheimer’s treatment, such as pure cold pressed coconut oil and niacin.
Aluminum (Al) is passed out through the urine when one supplements silica. It seems there’s little danger of taking too much, as long as adequate water is consumed and vitamin B1 and potassium levels are maintained.
There is no shortage of toxicity from aluminum in our environment. It’s in our city water supplies, cookware, beverage containers, foil, second hand cigarette smoke, cosmetics, sunscreens, chemtrails, and more. For sure, it is in vaccines.
Injecting aluminum bypasses the body’s mechanism of eliminating it, and it does cause neurological damage that can be serious sooner with reduced behavior and mental disorders, even autism, or later with Alzheimer’s and other forms of “age-related” dementia.
Aluminum accumulates in tissue that doesn’t have a rapid cellular turnover or self destruction (apoptosis) and replacement by new growth. The slow turnover tissues are contained in bone matter, the heart and the brain. The brain and its associated nervous system is where diseases such as Parkinson’s, MS, chronic fatigue and other neurological or auto-immune diseases manifest.
Dr. Chris Exley, PhD, has dedicated almost two decades of his scientific life to researching aluminum toxicity. He calls the period from the early 20th Century to now the Age of Aluminum. Before then aluminum remained in the ground and hadn’t yet been mined. Exley claims mining aluminum and using it in so many ways is linked to the marked increase of neurological diseases during this period.
He recommends a couple of pricey mineral waters high in silica (silicic acid) that better health food stores carry, called Volvic and Spritzer (unflavored only). There may be similar water high in silicic acid with a different brand name, so ask if you’re looking for one.
Dr. Exley claims highly positive results occur with vaccine injured children drinking water high in silcic acid, enabling the aluminum to be passed through the urine. But there are other good silica sources as well.
Aloe is a good source of silica. But it’s not too easy to find a pure aloe juice that hasn’t been processed. Horsetail is an excellent and inexpensive herbal source of silica.
Horsetail has been around for centuries, and mostly forgotten until recent research attention has uncovered more attributes. Until then, horsetail was used mostly as a diuretic or treatment for kidney stones.
Horsetail’s silica is enough to help with mineral deficiencies and eliminate aluminum. You can make your own horsetail tinctures or extracts too.
There are other supplements that are formulated for silica intake that you may want to look into. Foods that help keep your silica levels high are: Unrefined whole grains such as rye, barley, oats, and wheat. Alfalfa sprouts, nuts, and other seeds will boost your silica levels.
Sources for this article include:
(Video) Dr. Chris Exley at the Vaccine Safety Conference in January 2011 http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2011-12-14/leach-aluminum-from-your-body-drink-silicon-rich-water/
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Paul Fassa sees the struggle for health freedom and the need for improving and preserving our food supply as key issues in today’s crazy world. His blog is http://www.healthmaven.blogspot.com/