Can I get enough Silica from the food I eat ??
The simple answer is yes!! The best source of Silica is the more complex part of the equation. It is understanding how does Silica rich food grade Diatomite, benefit our body internally and externally.
Silica in food grade Diatomite works in different ways:
Firstly make absolutely sure that what you are buying is “Food Grade 15 Micron Fresh Water Amorphous Silica Diatomite”!! If it contains traces of “Chrystalline Silica”, and is say 250 Micron (which is the “Fines” grade) then it is not Food Grade and may well have been mined from Prehistoric seawater DE (Diatomaceous Earth) deposits.
There are only 5 or 6 mines in the world that can claim to produce 15 micron “Freshwater Silica Deposits” and at least two of those mines are here in Australia. The Final detail is in the processing and heat treatment of the Silica, to make it germ free and easy on the palate.
Moving on. As the Silica (SiO2) particles of Diatomite move thru the digestive tract and the colon, it attracts and absorbs antioxidant debris and unwanted bacteria that the body needs to excrete. It is highly effective against, fungi, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues and more importantly; E-Coli.
Any larger parasites that are residing in the stomach and digestive tract are scraped and shredded by the sharp glass like edges of the tiny crushed “Diatoms.” As they die they are excreted by the body, leaving a much healthier inner you; with less chance of future sickness.
Secondly. Diatomite particles are extremely hard and abrasive on a mini scale. Where diamonds are a 9 on the density/hardness scale, Diatomite is still a very hard 7.5 !! The importance of this is that as the hundreds of thousands of tiny shards of sharp Diatomite shapes pass through the small and large intestines, they “scrape the walls clean.”
After several weeks of a daily 1 or 2 teaspoons of 15 Micron Diatomite, the intestine walls are no longer coated with mucus and slimy residues of junk food, but instead are clean and healthy and full of tiny oxygen rich blood vessels.
Our 95% pure Amorphous Silica, with mineral rich Fresh Water Diatoms; then leave behind the following essential trace elements and minerals to be absorbed by a now healthy intestinal tract.
Silica (Si02), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Phosphorus(P), Potassium(K), Iron (Fe), Cobalt (Co), Molybdenum (Mo), Sulphur(S), Zinc (Zn).
These help to create regular bowel movements and a healthier Colon. This in itself is an important factor as we age, as a clean healthy colon keeps away polyps, ulcers and some claim even cancers. The use of Food grade 10 t0 20 micron Diatomite will completely reverse your trips to the chemist shop and your deposits of cash into the Drug company bank accounts.
The other benefits to the cash savings, will be the increased energy, as consumed food is more readily digested and restless sleep and srfacing late; will hopefully be a thing of the past. This is a result of all the food and nutrients that are consumed, being more naturally absorbed into the blood stream. With a bloated unhealthy colon-, many nutrients do not get readily absorbed.
More importantly, a small amount of Diatomite gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica, a vitally essential trace mineral that is lacking in most modern day diets. The Human body needs to store around 7 grams of Silica and the 21st Century, Wham Bam ultra fast diet; does not cater for our bodies needs in that regard.
What role does Silica play in our Health ??
Sio2 is not a widely recognised essential trace element considering its importance in our metabolism. It is a combination of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements on our planet and it is in abundance in the grass that herbivores eat. While meat eaters do not consume the same levels of sio2, they obtain some from the meats they consume. Sio2 is found in many Antioxidant rich food sources such as fruit and vegetables, especially leafy greens; onions, steamed jacket potatoes and whole grains.
Quote M A Farook “Despite being among the most abundant elements on earth, silicates do not provide bioavailable dietary SiO2. In fact, phytolithic silica occurring in plants is often associated with polysaccharide/carbohydrate components of the cell wall and is only absorbed at 1–20% depending on the food source (Martin, 2007). Further, high levels of Si are found in Onions, Potatoes, some dark Greens and unrefined grains such as wheat, oat, rice, and barley bran (Jugdaohsingh, 2007).”
Is Silica a necessary part of bone growth and body development.
Silica is absolutely essential for bone growth and body development. When we are young, our body has abundant levels of silica and this is the main reason as to why children normally have beautiful silky hair, soft skin and perfect nails.
We are born with large amounts of silica and low amounts of calcium. As we age, our diet generally fails to replace silica and as a result calcium is leached from our bones leading to calcification” of joints and tissues and a decline in our glandular functions.
Is Silica needed for the absorption of Calcium?
Absolutely!! Calcium requires vitamin D3 for optimum absorption and D3 requires Silica in a symbiotic sort of way to make that happen and to build strong bones; hair, nails and teeth.
A Calcium deficiency is invariably associated with a deficiency in Silica. Several studies have indicated that people with broken bones, heal more quickly when silica levels are high; irrespective of their bodies calcium levels.
Silica promotes correct mineral balance between calcium and magnesium, which in turn helps with your hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances can lead to osteoporosis. By keeping hormones in balance, Silica enhances bone mineralisation; which in turn is invaluable in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
Silica energises the immune system and it is a perception that this action of alkalisation could tend to lead the bodies blood PH levels to a slightly base state, rather than with an acidic reading. The normal PH (Potential of Hydrogen) value of the stomach content is around 4.
The alkalising property of silica can be considered an important tool against any acidic environment within the body!! This acidic environment quite often occurs as a result of poor dietary choices which can then result in a compromised immune system, systemic weight problems, constant tiredness and unexplained illnesses.
Much has been said and written about having an alkaline system, but when all is said and done; the gut is PH 3.3 to 4.1 (acid) and our blood is PH 7.4 (slightly base).
In an article Water, Alkalinity and PHd by acknowledged Author Mark Sircus from IMVA Website and written in 2011.
(see enclosed link) http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_agua19.htm
He makes the following Conclusions.
Alkaline solutions, at about pH 8.5 has been shown to overtly increase the antioxidant effect by up to 60% relative to the same compound tested in a near biological pH of 7.4 
This then can be said to give credence to the Alkaline “healthy body” theory and that is simply what it is.
Theory, with some supporting logic. It simply implies that the growing Antioxidant food movement are on the money so to speak!
An alkaline diet of carbohydrates of wholegrains, nuts, pulses and beans supported by leafy greens, fruit, vegetables and berry fruits with some eggs and dairy is once again; on the money. Lean meats 3 or 4 times a week, is a perfect way to balance out a very healthy diet.
Nothing will change the fact that a perfectly healthy individual has a blood Ph of around 7.4, so conspiracy theories of an acid bloodstream, can never be sustained medically or scientifically !!
Sang Whang, one of the world’s great experts on reversing aging reminds us that, “The ingredients in the stomach cell that make hydrochloric acid (HCl) are carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl).”
NaCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + NaHCO3, or
KCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + KHCO3
Wang says, “In order to digest food and kill the kinds of bacteria and viruses that come with the food, the inside of our stomach is acidic. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. When we eat food and drink water, especially alkaline water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up.
When this happens, there is a feedback mechanism in our stomach to detect this and commands the stomach wall to secrete more hydrochloric acid into the stomach to bring the pH value back to 4, so the stomach becomes acidic again.
When we drink more alkaline water, more hydrochloric acid is secreted to maintain the stomach pH value.” As we can see from the above chemical equations, the byproduct of making hydrochloric acid; is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3).
In response to ingestion of sodium bicarbonate or high pH alkaline water the production of hydrochloric acid is actually increased because the stomach responds to lower the pH back down to normal acidic conditions. So as we take more alkalinity from drinking high pH and alkaline water, it forces our stomach to produce more acid (and a balancing amount of bicarbonate).
The bottom line, is that a net gain of alkalinity is achieved in the body and this is very helpful; in a body struggling to maintain equilibrium.
 Lee, H., Cha, M., Kim, I. Activation of thiol-dependant antioxidant activity of human serum albumin by alkaline pH is due to the b-like conformational change
So, it would seem apparent, that whether the benefits are derived from Silica content in Diatomite or from a glass of clean water with a half teaspoon of Bicarb of Soda, it is likely to support the manufacture of antibodies and antigens!! Both of these are essential components of a healthy immune system.
Silica is used by every single cell and every internal gland within our bodies. Silica has an impact on strengthening the cardiovascular system, as well as the central nervous system which relies on calcium and magnesium for the optimal transmission of nerve impulses. Silica also may be of value in the elderly for offering protection against Alzheimer’s since it counteracts aluminium’s effects on the body by aiding its removal
It may support the lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure, when supported by a healthy Antioxidant rich diet. www.healthier.tips
Diatomite, all in all; is a simple and inexpensive way to supply the silica your body needs.
Other Health points about Silica include:
• Sore joints feeling better .
• Stalling the onset of Osteoporosis and the aging process.
• Supports healing and reduces scarring at the site of a fracture.
• Healthier skin, nails, bones and joints.
• Collagen is largely made up of silica and helps anti-aging.
• Hair at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as rich in silica as are healthy bones, which contain 100 micrograms per gram.
• Preserves teeth and prevents cavities, bleeding gums, gum atrophy and recession that causes the loosening of teeth. Sprinkle food grade Diatomite on your normal toothpaste.
• Finger nail plates are complex protein structures that grow 4 or 5 mm per month. Silica can help strengthen nails prone to breaking.
• Has anti-inflammatory effects on the intestinal tract.
• Silica may help arterial disease by toning blood vessels.
• By improving the elasticity of joints, silica may help rheumatism.
• Silica may have inhibitory effects on coronary disease.
Dosage: Take ½ to 1 teaspoon mixed in a glass lemon water once or twice a day. 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. Don’t worry about consuming too much, as any excess silica will be excreted.
Diatomite is completely safe and nontoxic for pets/stock
Some of the benefits that have been observed:
• Control of fleas and ticks
• Stimulates the pets basic metabolism
• Converts feed better
• Reduces the desire to lick soil
• Reduces odour and moisture in sheds and stables
• Better coat and hoof condition
• Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population and germ spread.
• Decreased Mastitis in Cattle
• Increased milk yield in Dairy Cattle
• Kills parasites without chemicals
• Better egg production, stronger eggs.
• Added to livestock waters may prevent algae growing
Using Diatomaceous Earth as an Organic pest control
Diatomite is a natural, organic insect killer. Diatomite kills by physical action and not chemically, so there is no harm to pets or humans. The tiny hard and sharp diatoms scratch off the insects waxy coating, allowing the talc like Diatomite to absorb the insects body moisture, so causing it to dehydrate.
Use Diatomite for control of roaches, silverfish, ants, fire ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, spiders, earwigs, flies, fleas, scorpions, crickets, and many other insects.
Plant Pests: Applying as a 250 Micron Powder
For control of aphids, white fly, beetles, loopers, mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers, and others, use Diatomite inside your home, greenhouse or outdoors on fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass, up to and including day of harvest.
For dry application of Diatomite use a duster and cover entire plant, apply to both top and bottom of leaf. For young plants, as little as two Kg per Hectare may be adequate. For larger plants, four to five Kgs per hectare is probably sufficient. Diatomite will need re-application after a rain.
Applies best when there is dew or after a light rain. It is a long lasting, effective powder. The insects can not build up resistance.
Household Uses for Diatomaceous Earth
• Metal Cleaner: Make a paste with Diatomite and water to make a metal polish. Diatomite also makes a very inexpensive soft scrub for the shower, sink and faucets.
• Face Mask and Cleanser: Mix Diatomite and water together until you have made a paste. Apply to the face with circular scrubbing motion until face is fully covered. Leave on face for approx. 2 minutes and then wash off with warm water. Your face will be totally toned and smoother. Mix Diatomite with your favourite cleanser and you will have cleaner, smoother skin.
• Teeth Cleaner: Sprinkle a small amount on your favourite brand of toothpaste and brush as you normally would. You will notice that your teeth look and feel “Just went to the Dentist” Clean.
Portions of the previous paragraphs are attributed to Harvey Walks and Hawks Doyle under the Creative Commons goal of sharing information freely for the Publics viewing. Gracios
Is It Possible To Get Healthy Hair, Skin And Nails From A Pill?
Not likely !! But from Diatomite ? Yes !!
So who does not want to have healthy hair, radiant skin and strong nails? If you are looking to achieve this transformation then consider silica as your new best friend.
Did you know that your skin is the largest and most unique organ of your body and the natural extension of our skin, is our hair and nails. The condition, dryness and texture of our hair again reflects what is occurring within our bodies and likewise the colour, brittleness and the general condition of our nails is indicative of our overall health.
Sudden hair loss may be indicative of stress, mineral deficiencies or illness. Blue tinged nails are indicative of an oxygen deficiency and poor circulation or of someone; with way out there tastes.
Silica is used by every single cell and every internal gland within our bodies. Silica has an impact on strengthening the cardiovascular system, as well as the central nervous system; which relies of calcium and magnesium for the optimal transmission of nerve impulses. Silica is the conduit for the absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Research points to Silica being of immense value to the elderly, by the act of prevention / protection against Alzheimer’s disease due to Silicas ability to help in the removal of heavy metals such as aluminium. The research leads on from that done on plants and crops and how Silica uses the same pathways within the plants cellular structure as the heavy metals do.
In doing so, the Silica is able to use up more of those pathways to assist the plant to enable photosynthesis to take effect more easily and thus blocking the pathway to the heavy metal. It is thought at this early stage that a similar principle is at work with Silica, within the human body.
So how is Silica of benefit for skin, hair and nails?
Skin damage is occurring all the time, thru wear and tear, aging, work, play, free radical damage to the collagen etc, etc. This will not occur nearly so often if your diet is full of antioxidant rich foods, as discussed in previous pages and paragraphs.
The highest levels of natural silica can be gained from Diatomite and this is in the range of 70% up to 95% pure Amorphous Silica (crushed Diatoms). This natural form of Silica can rebuild and regenerate tired skin and collagen, its connective tissue.
Sources of Silica
A common misconception of many people is, “I can get it in a pill.” That they have been conditioned to thinking all things healthy, come from a pill manufactured by greedy drug companies is laughable; but it is serious business for some.
The last word I guess, goes to Dr Rita Redberg.
Stop Buying Vitamins and Just Get a Massage!
RITA REDBERG : I do not recommend vitamin supplements for healthy people, because repeated randomized controlled trials show that they offer NO health benefits. In fact, one large observational study with 19-year follow up published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2011 found a 6% increased mortality in women who take multivitamins. In any event, there is no reason to take these vitamin pills every day (or ever) when there are no health benefits associated with their use.
If you want to improve your health through things you put in your mouth, eat some fruits and vegetables and avoid processed food. Ample studies show these simple guidelines are strongly associated with less heart disease, less cancer and longer life. NONE of these benefits come from vitamin supplements.
Indeed, many people who take vitamins are already healthy from eating well, engaging in regular physical activity and avoiding smoking; the ones who are not will receive no benefit from a pill.
Moreover, vitamin pills can be insidious by providing the false assurance that taking a vitamin or two (or 10) somehow will make up for that fast-food burger. But it will not. And the supplements are remarkably expensive; we spend over $20 billion annually on dietary supplements.
Stop buying vitamin supplements, and take the money you save each month and do something that truly will improve how you feel—get a massage!
Dr. Rita Redberg (@RFRedberg) is a professor of medicine and a cardiologist at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
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