like THIS, you and me *crossing fingers*
like THIS, you and me *crossing fingers*
yeah you are
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People in general are getting less silica these days as the primary sources are unpurified water and fibers. So many people though drink purified waters though these days, which has the silica removed. And today's diets are much lower in fibers, which are also a primary source of silica.
Silica levels decline with age anyway due to absorption problems leading to many of the conditions we consider "age related" such as osteoporosis, emphysema, diverticulitis and even wrinkles.
James, I agree with you on this one. For more than a couple of decades, I've used commercial garden-grade DE 1st in my garden to kill slugs and other pests naturally, then later when I came back from my 1st trip from India in 1997, with the buggers breeding in my belly, I read about the internal applications of food grade DE for mammals, like pets, farm animals, and yes, us humans too. As long as you're not breathing in the dust, it's more than fine to use internally, as it has a broad range of medicinal effects. I use it a couple of times a year, during cleansing/building protocols, spring/fall. Fall is coming, so I'll try your method soon. Precipitating it in stages makes perfect sense to me. Thanks.
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You are an ass. The reason I have stopped arguing with you several times is not because I am overwhelmed by your mental acuity, it's because you're an ass. That makes it a pointless waste of time. 'Nuff said.
Sorry for quoting comments further back in the thread, but there's a few things I don't think were brought up.
Sand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second paragraph here says:
"The second most common form of sand is calcium carbonate, for example aragonite, which has mostly been created, over the past half billion years, by various forms of life, like coral and shellfish. It is, for example, the primary form of sand apparent in areas where reefs have dominated the ecosystem for millions of years, like the Caribbean."
So it turns out that certain sands actually were part of a living organism to begin with. Diatoms are marine/freshwater organisms too, so I'd say that regular sand you find at the beach has a fairly high diatom fossil count. DE and sand aren't the same thing, no, but they have a pretty high crossover of components. I'd think sand (from the beach) is probably a better option for intake; it'd have a broader range of minerals present (I'll henceforth think of sand as being 'Organic DE+).
Regarding the analogy of someone walking over glass or sand - I see what your saying about the macro vs micro scale of things, but you have to remember that our internal organs (I'm mainly thinking of the villi of the intestine) have micro structures. A mild abrasive like sand clearly isn't going to do much to our feet (something designed to take that type of punishment), but it does have the capacity to do harm to our unprotected internal structures. No, I'm not saying it WILL do damage, I'm saying that everyone should keep an open mind and not just blindly take supplements.
I think the way you take your silica, JamesS, seems like a good way to do it. Drinking the dissolved stuff and leaving the sediment makes sense to me. Better than taking a spoon full of it for sure.
- Claiming to 'scrub' the walls of mucous membranes certainly caught my attention. We have our mucous membranes to act as protective layers against microbial invasion.
- They also can't seem to tell the difference between silica (molecule) and silicon (element), either that or I just can't figure out what they are trying to say. A few things in there just look plain wrong to me.
I do agree with the comments people have made about us not ingesting as much dirt/grit/sand as Grok would have. I don't believe a supplement like this is the answer though. If you are going to do it, go do it properly by dropping your steak a couple times in the dirt/sand before eating it (seriously, there is probably a huge spectrum of minerals we can intake from a bit of dirt here and there).
For all of you who are worried about micro-organisms and parasites living in your guts, I just wanted to say that I've been studying microbiology for a few years now, and trust me when I say there are more things living on/in you than you could possibly imagine. Some parasites, like tapeworms, should be treated, sure. You can't make your body a sterile site though, and this sort of stuff doesn't discriminate between the natural flora and the invading pathogen.
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But if you are going to try and insult me at least add some truth to it. For example, the reason you have given up on every argument against me other that to repeatedly insult me. You have lost every single debate you have engaged in with me because you make up claims and I provide actual evidence to my claims. That is why you keep responding with insults. People do that because they have no clue what they are talking about. Since they cannot reply with anything to back their made up claims all they have left to do is to continually attack the other person personally in a vain attempt to chase the other person away so they won't expose any more of the lies.