Building Bone Health

Silica is one of the foundational minerals our bodies’ need most. While we commonly hear that calcium is the mineral that’s most helpful for bone health, it’s actually silica that’s more critical.

Silica is unbeatable for its bone-building and bone-protecting properties.

It can improve bone density, bone flexibility and if you suffer with any bone degeneration diseases and conditions with labels like osteoporosis, osteopenia, age-related bone loss, or other bone density issues, silica should be a part of your healing protocol. And if you’ve had an injury where you’ve broken or fractured a bone, dislocated a joint, or pulled a hamstring, silica is crucial for repair and recovery. It’s not just your bones that need silica.

Your teeth do too, as do your joints, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue in order to be strong and healthy.

It helps to strengthen the connective tissues of the brain, nerve cells, and spinal cord thereby improving memory and helping to prevent memory loss.

Silica also helps stabilize the pancreas’s release of insulin so great if you want to prevent or heal diabetes! If you want your nails, skin, and hair to be healthy, turn to silica. It’s an essential beauty mineral that helps heal brittle bones, teeth, hair, and nails.

It is also well known for its anti-aging, anti-wrinkle properties due to its ability to help form collagen and repair damaged or loose skin along with a clean diet.

Foods that are high in silica that are best eaten often are:

  • Melons
  • Cucumbers
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Dandelion
  • Leafy greens

Herbs rich in Silica:

  • Nettle leaf
  • Horsetail
  • Oat straw
  • Rose hips
  • Of the herbs, nettle leaf is an especially potent source of silica and can be enjoyed as a daily tea or in alcohol free tincture.

Preferred silica supplements:

Living Silica – Living silica as found in Orgono G5 Siliplant is one of the best forms of supplemental silica. It can be helpful for bone, skin, hair, teeth, tendon, ligament, and connective issues. Living silica is easily absorbed by the body.

Megahydrate – Megahydrate is a powerful antioxidant and facilitates essential hydration throughout the body. It can be great support for the body.

Nettle Leaf Tea, Tincture and Capsules – Nettle leaf is rich in bone-building and bone-protecting silica, along with more than 40 trace minerals in their most bioactive, bioavailable, and assimilable states.

Forage wild nettles in Spring in garden beds, meadows and can be juiced, steeped in teas and added to soups or steamed like spinach.

Sprouts are also incredible for bone building and healing.

Include sprouts in your diet and grow on your kitchen countertops:

  • Alfafa
  • Sunflower
  • Fenugreek


Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most nutritionally rich foods and are packed with a full range of vitamins including A, D, C, K, and B-Complex as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, silicon, and molybdenum.

They also contain blood healing chlorophyll and all 8 essential amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins and can help to increase bone strength and density and help to prevent fractures and osteoporosis. 

Because they are high in saponins they have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties, and helps you heal from pain and aching while enjoying strong bones and joints.

You can grow your own sprouts or buy in local health stores. They are very inexpensive when grown at home, pick up a sprouting tray or jar online or in the local health store.

When growing your own sprouts, think of them like little pets: they feed off of companionship, and they pick up on the energy of their environment and whatever is said around them.

Always try to approach your sprouts with happiness. Talk to them, offer encouragement, and run your fingers over their tops as you pass by.

As Medical Medium shared spraying liquid sea minerals mixed with water on your home-grown sprouts and microgreens daily mineralises them as they develop, supercharging them for your health.

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To your strong bones,

Aisling xo

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