Re: Question about silica
Hi, fellow Canuck. I think perchance the pharmacist thought you were talking about silica pellets which are used to keep pills dry in the bottle. Of course this silica is poisonous and not to be taken internally. In Canada Silacea Gel is not sold in drug stores usually. Some have a health section, but you can find it in the health food stores easily. This liquid form is the easiest to absorb, but organic silica is also found in the herb Horsetail (capsules or tabs). Years ago I used silacea gel for hairloss and it worked well but in the last few years I tried it again and it didn't help this time. I think for my case it helped originally to correct one of the minerals I was deficient in, but did not address all of the mineral salts that I needed. Last year I started adding the fully balanced mineral salt Himalayan crystal salt to all my food to correct my mineral deficiency. Table salt only has 2 minerals, sodium and chloride, and too much of both. Natural salt like Celtic Sea salt or Himalayan salt have 84 minerals in minute amounts that we can easily absorb and nourish the whole body including the hair and scalp. This helped my hair substantially, but what stopped the hair loss completely recently has been the addition of wheat grass juice capsules. Cereal grass juice (wheat, barleygrass, oatgrass) have every mineral and vitamin except vitamin D. (The only food sources of Vit. D are fish, egg yolks and liver) The grass juices also have every amino acid-essential and non-essential. RNA/DNA, detoxifying chlorophyl, anti-inflammatories, enzymes, anti-cancer and energy boosting properties. I have new hair growth in my part now and around my forehead hairline.
Oiling your scalp is important too for increasing circulation and nourishing the scalp. I have used sesame oil, olive oil and recently bhringaraj oil (Indian hair oil). Eating cayenne pepper, garlic and onions are very good for hair too. (Cayenne for circulation and garlic/onions have sulfur for the hair). MSM capsules supply organic sulfur to the hair without the odor!
I hope more people on this board will try the wheatgrass juice too and report their experience. I've heard great new hair growth success stories from quite a few people and know that it is working for me too.
Last edited by gort; 02-15-2006 at 10:37 AM.