Silica is a very difficult nutrient to work into your diet, but it is vital when it comes to promoting your hair growth.
Silica is an essential Nutrient for Hair Loss
The trace mineral silica is a form of silicon and is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust, (oxygen happens to be the first).
The Earth supplies everything we need for our health, and as silicon is so abundant, it would, therefore, seem to be impossible that there could ever be a problem with silica deficiency. And yet there is!
Unfortunately, because we consume so much processed food, trace minerals have become a rarity in our diets. Chemical treatments have also depleted the soil in which our vegetable foods grow.
The mineral silica is capable of providing strength to our hair, and although it won’t perhaps stop your hair from falling out, it will prevent hair breakage.
How Silica Works
Silica is useful because it works by stimulating the body’s cell metabolism and formation, which, in turn, reduces the rapidity of the aging process.
The Best Fruit and Vegetables to Use to Add Silica to Your Diet
These are the foods that are rich in silica; lettuce, cauliflower, rice, oats, asparagus, parsnips, onion, celery, cabbage, strawberry, leek, cucumber, sunflower seeds, swiss chard, rhubarb.
Try to obtain these groceries from purely organic sources. It is perhaps worth noting that many of these foods, in particular, rice, form a large part of Asian cuisine, and Asians tend to have the strongest and healthiest hair.
For the best results eat all your fruits and vegetable matter raw.
For certain vegetables that require cooking, steam them for only a few minutes.
Be sure to test your thyroid even though doctor’s tests show you do not have a thyroid problem. The basal temperature test is sometimes more sensitive than blood tests taken by doctors.
If you have hyperthyroidism, you will most certainly experience hair loss.
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