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"The Beauty Mineral" Silica is Vital for Good Health as Well as Good Looks

by Luella May andTony Isaacs

(The Best Years in Life) Silica is a mineral that is known as "the beauty mineral" because it helps the body create connective tissues which are essential for healthy skin elasticity and the healthy growth of hair and fingernails. However, silica does much, much more than just help us look good. Silica improves the structure of all the connective tissues in the body and it is vital for maintaining a healthy bone structure and a strong cardiovascular system.

The Health Benefits of Silica

Many people are not aware that silica is the body's main bone tissue builder and that calcium would be practically useless without it. Calcium without silica results in calcified tissues, including tissues of the artery walls. Calcified artery walls will in time affect the heart. Silica also helps the cardiovascular system by clearing plaque from blood vessels and strengthening the blood vessel walls.

One of the main ways silica lives up to the name "the beauty mineral" is forming collagen, the protein responsible for keeping our skin smooth and free from wrinkles. Additionally, silica is a stabilizing force in the body, helping maintain a healthy calcium and magnesium balance. When these two minerals are not balanced, the result is often hormonal problems. Silica also strengthens cartilage and tendons and diminishes joint pain.


Detoxing Aluminum and Other Heavy Metals with Silica

In today's toxic world, we simply cannot avoid aluminum and the same is true of several other poisonous heavy metals which are widespread in our environment. Those toxins, and many others, are present in the food we eat, the soils we grow crops in, the water we drink and even the air we breathe. Aluminum is especially widespread - it is everywhere. For example, it is present in aluminum foil, seafood, cosmetics, and beverage bottles, among many other sources. Many brands of baking powder contain aluminum (be sure to read the labels!).

Aluminum is one of the most dangerous heavy metals that our bodies can carry, adversely affecting our brains and nervous systems. Together with brain tissue calcification, this metal is believed to be one of the main causes of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Some tissues have a particularly low fighting response to aluminum and heavy metals. Bone tissue, heart and brain tissue, and the nervous system are the most vulnerable. As aluminum and heavy metals build up in these tissues, diseases can be triggered such as Alzheimer's dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, nervous system disorders, and a variety of auto immune conditions. Which brings us to another very important benefit of silica: Silica is one of the most effective detoxifying agents for removing aluminum and other heavy metals which poison our bodies.

Silica works by eliminating aluminum and other heavy metals through the urine. Note: when taking silica, it is important to maintain normal levels of vitamin B1 and potassium (which otherwise might be depleted by silica). In addition, drinking plenty of water is imperative because the body must be kept hydrated. Drinking plenty of water also helps the body eliminate more toxins.

Foods rich in silica are: unprocessed whole grains (rye, barley, oats, wheat), alfalfa sprouts, nuts, and seeds.

In addition to silica, items which are very good for helping rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins include zeolite minerals, diatomaceous earth, calcium Bentonite clay, cilantro, chlorella and apple pectin.

See also:

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The Best Years in Life Natural Bone Health Resources Page

About the author:

Luella Mayis a natural health advocate and author helping people to heal naturally.  Her articles appear in several online venues, including Natural News, AlignLife and CureZone.  Luella is in the midst of editing her eBook, "The 8 Invisible Stains of Our Souls" which will be available in the next few months. She partners with Tony Isaacs, who authors books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy". Luella a partner and contributor of The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Luella co-moderates the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and hosts her own yahoo group focusing on the natural wellbeing of pets.

About the author

Tony Isaacs is a member of the National Health Federation and the American Botanical Council. He is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy." Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at The Truth About Cancer, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, Health Secrets, the Cancer Tutor, the Silver Bulletin, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health, and several other venues. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. He is also the local moderator of the CureZone Cancer Alternatives forum. Tony and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life natural health website where their motto is "It's never too late or too early to begin living longer, healthier and happier lives."

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