Knowledge of biological transmutations gives us an advantage. Within this phenomenon we find one of the world's greatest beauty secrets - that the mineral silicon possesses many hidden properties, one of which is its ability to be transformed into calcium.
Silicon is a conscious mineral. It seems to possess a form of intelligence. This is why all our computers are coming from "Silicon Valley" and are based on silicon technology. This is also why crystals and crystal healing are so popular (crystals are made of silicon). It is also why silicon possesses such incredible healing and beautifying properties. Many believe that ingesting foods high in this mineral has a tendency to expand awareness and manifest a more perfect physical appearance.
Silicon is present in blood vessels, bones, cartilage, connective tissue, hair, ligaments, lungs, lymph nodes, muscles, nails, skin, teeth, tendons, and trachea.
Silicon, being an incredible insulator, keeps the blood warm and helps to direct the flow of electricity imparted through the electrolyte salts in the blood. It helps to maintain the elasticity of arterial cell walls.
In bones, silicon is found in areas of active growth. Growing and healing bones may contain high levels of silicon at the calcification site (for reasons we have noted above, namely, that silicon is transformed into calcium). Silicon-rich foods and herbs (such as horsetail, nettles, oat straw, and hemp leaf) have been shown to increase bone-mineral density.
A silicon-rich diet - especially in children - leads to beautiful teeth and jaw formation. Silicon helps prevent cavities. Silicon also helps prevent bleeding gums and gum atrophy that allow the teeth to loosen, which could ultimately lead to tooth loss. My experience has been that large quantities of foods rich in silicon, along with daily raw-food nutrition and proper dental hygiene can even reverse the formation of cavities.
Silicon is a yoga mineral. Healthy muscle tissues contain at least 2% silicon, allowing for flexibility and elasticity.
Connective tissue consists of collagen, elastin, and polysaccharide sugars. All these important molecules harbor large quantities of silicon. These are the bonding elements
that hold us together. They maintain the elastic quality of the skin, the tendons, and even of the eyes. The ability of connective tissue to retain moisture is obviously of major importance in the prevention of premature aging. This tissue "juiciness" is dependent upon raw-food nutrition, hydration, and the presence of silicon. Generally, one is more youthful when there is more silicon in relationship to calcium present in the body. The ratio of silicon to calcium is a biological marker
of youth. At birth, the body has a large supply of the youth mineral
silicon, and low calcium. With age, the ratio reverses. Studies done on the human aorta show that by age ten, due to the present-day demineralized diet, much silicon is already lost, and it declines even
more with age.
Next to oxygen, silicon is the most abundant element on earth. It appears as oxide silica in sand and quartz, and as silicates in minerals such as granite. Paradoxically, it only appears in large concentrations in certain foods.