Shiny Hair & Radiant Skin

 

Our bodies store silicon in the hair, nails and skin.  If we do not have enough silicon in our diets, our reserves become depleted, leading to:

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  • skin eruptions,
  • acne,
  • dry, peely skin,
  • split ends,
  • cracked and split finger and toe nails.  

Thanks to the refining process of our foods, we lack vital minerals and nutrients. And with regards to hair and skin, specifically silicon and the B vitamins!  

Here's an experiment done by Bernard Jensen to see some of the damage done by processed and refined foods:

“rice bran and rice polishings (the part that is thrown away in the process of preparing polished white rice) are the highest sources of silicon and several B vitamins - thiamin, riboflavin & niacin. In the experiment, polished rice, lacking silicon and the B vitamins, was fed to pigeons. Within a 4-day period,they would flap backward and die. But if they were given the rice polishings — the part of the rice the miller throws away — they would recover.” Chickens who were fed polished white rice developed “droop wing,” which also cleared up when they had been given the rice polishings. This is a great example of “the health penalty paid due to the refining process”! (“The Chemistry of Man”, Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., pg 310)
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Whole, unprocessed foods is always the answer!!  While many people are inclined to turn to a quick fix, a supplement of some sort, it is not the best way for your body to assimilate the nutrients -- the other nutrients and minerals in the whole food are essential to the absorption and assimilation of each nutrient and mineral!

Foods rich in silicon: 

  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Nuts & Seed
  • Rice Polishings & Bran
  • Kelp
  • Grains (whole, unprocessed) 

My favorite option is Oatstraw tea!  It's easy and tasty!  And satisfies my inkling to "take a supplement" 😜

For recipe, see my coming post on Oatstraw