Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 8 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Everything from herbs to some personal blogs. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. So now, I am in Arizona, I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal biz!! So we now have Herbs 4 Health!! Numerous herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....supplements....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: This information does not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

























Friday, December 7, 2012

The Minerals Silicon, Silver & Sodium

SILICON -
Silicon is essential in the formation of bone & joint cartilage and in the health of nerve tissue. But silicon levels tend to decline a we get older. A long overlooked fact is that silicon reduces the accumulation of aluminum as researchers have established. When researchers added silicon to aluminum-laced water supplies, the silicon prevented the aluminum from being absorbed. Silicon also caused an increase in the excretion of aluminum in the urine & lowered the aluminum concentrations in the brain, liver, bone, spleen & kidneys. It has been shown to play a very important part in the maintenance of energy. It is a known fact that if one mineral is low, many more in the body are also low!

Indications of  insufficient selenium may be: decreased energy, mental confusion, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, dry hair, dry skin, weak-thin-brittle nails, weak bone structure, nervousness, sweaty odorus feet, diabetes, hair loss, sties on the eyelids, flabby skin, arthritis or atherosclerosis.

SILVER -
Silver is necessary for the immune system to function as it should. Silver has been used for thousands of years for health care. It is believed that silver is a systemic disinfectant and works like a secondary immune system. Since silver kills only bacteria that is anaerobic or nitrogen breathing, the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract are immune to it due to the fact that they are oxygen breathing (aerobic) Silver can also neutralize sodium flouride poisoning. Silver, in the ionic form, is known to kill more than 640 bacterial, fungal & viral infections. When man began to manufacture antibiotics, clinical uses for silver as an antibiotic were discarded when the pharmaceutical industry came on the scene and took over medicine with their chemical drugs. Happily silver is now being discovered as the healthiest antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal treatment as well as immune strenghtener because it is a non-mutating antibiotic.

Indications of insufficient silver may be: anthrax, gonorrhea, athlete's foot, impetigo, boils, infection, candida, influenza, cerebral-spinal meningitis, intestinal trouble, colitis, cystitis, ringworm, dermatitis, shingles, diphtheria, staphylococci, diplococcus, tuberculosis, dysentery, warts, e. coli & whooping cough.

SODIUM -
Sodium regulates fluid balance by controlling the flow of liquids in and out of each cell, sparks nerve impulses, helps the body to process and digest proteins & carbohydrates. Sodium chloride is essential for life. Most people think of table salt as sodium chloride when in reality -- in the processing of today's common table salt -- sodium chloride is processed out and all that's left are toxic chemicals. Hence the reason your doctor, without understanding sodium chloride, might tell you to stop salt intake. Sea salt, when processed properly contains sodium chloride. Sodium & chloride are principal in the fluids outside of cells which includes blood plasma. As such, they play critical roles in a number of life-sustaining processes of the body! Absorption of sodium in the small intestine plays an important role in the absorption of chloride, amino acids, glucose & water. Chloride is also an essential component of gastric juice, which aids the digestion and absorption of many nutrients.

Indications of insufficient sodium & an imbalance between sodium chloride & potassium are: electrolyte imbalances usually caused by dehydration, gastric cancer, ulcers, gastric esophageal problems (GERD), IBS, nerve weakness, inability to think rationally, senility, osteoporosis, kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiovascular disease, lack of energy, muscle weakness or muscle pain.

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