by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© November 2018, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


Silicon is one of the most important  minerals for development.  It is an alkaline-forming trace mineral important for every cell of the body, but particularly important for the brain.  Psychologically, silicon gives a person more courage, more balance, and more ease in living their life.




Silicon has a valence of +4.  It is an alkaline-forming, female mineral whose color when electrified is yellow-white.

Silica.  The oxidized form of silicon is called silica.  It is found most commonly in beach sand.  It gives sand its light color and its peculiar properties of accumulating on the shores of rivers and particularly the oceans of the world. 

It makes the ocean shimmer because of its reflective properties, and this actually warns fish and other sea life that shore is near.  Silica is considered one of the most common compounds on earth.




There are many silicon compounds found in nature.  Many foods contain one or more of the silicon compounds. 

Our interest in silicon is primarily for development, however, and for this purpose few foods contain the right compounds.  Among these are almond butter, sardine skin, onions, runny egg yolk, goat yogurt or goat kefir, and meats, particularly red meat such as lamb and beef. 

New Research.  Recently, we have found a few people who need extra silicon.  They often have constipation, dry skin, and vaginal dryness that do not respond to other methods of corrections.  Silicon supplements don’t work well, but flax seeds, okra, and nutritional yeast are helpful.  They are not part of the development diet, so we do not recommend them for everyone. 

Other silicon compounds are not helpful for development, such as those found in oats, barley, rye, corn, peas, beans, lentils, wheat, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, rice polishings, oat straw tea, coconut, other nuts, sage, thyme, hops, prunes, bone marrow, cold liver oil and other fish oils.




Overall. Silicon gives all tissues a slippery or silky smooth quality that helps them all function better.

The brain.  Silicon is extremely vital for the cerebral cortex and thinking.  It helps a person concentrate, remember and think clearly.  It is also important for the cerebellum, a part of the brain associated with maintaining balance in the body and in the mind, as well.

Peripheral nervous system.  All of the peripheral nerves also depend upon silicon for their activity and integrity.

Membranes.  Silicon is also needed for all membranes in the body such as the fascia, meninges, periosteum, intestinal support membranes and others.

Connective tissues.  (Hair, skin and nails).  Silicon tends to give them more strength and flexibility, and helps them slide over each other properly.  It helps prevent Adhesions, which are very common. 

Reproduction.  Silicon is also necessary for reproduction and prevention of birth defects.  Silicon gives hair and skin a beauty, as well, or shininess that is quite physically attractive and assists reproduction.

Happiness and ease.  This is related to the effect of silicon on the brain and nervous system.  Silicon helps ease all stress in the body and thus contributes to joy and happiness in an important way.  Silicon is the happiness mineral.




These relate to the body systems described above. 

Connective tissues.  Symptoms include constipation, prolapsed or weak colon and small intestines, dryness of the skin and lips, wrinkling of the skin, vaginal dryness, hair loss, dull-looking hair and eyes, weak bones and ligaments, weak, brittle hair, split nails and weak, thin or broken nails.

Brain. These include coordination problems, weak thinking and lack of Development.

Other.  Fungal diseases, feeling like one is going to die, aches and pains, inflammation, impotence and other sexual imbalances. 




An excess of good quality silicon is unknown on earth.  Our food today is low in silicon due to refining of wheat, rice and sugar. 

In the rare cases of silicon overload, it can cause a flushed face, nervousness, especially in the fingers and feet, difficulty relaxing, heat and excess moisture in the body, and constant hunger but unable to gain weight.


Amigo silicon or silica.  This is the presence of too much oxidized silicon.  It is common and contributes to inflammation, pain, anger and irritability.




We prefer to obtain silicon from foods, which are listed at the beginning of this article.  Supplements do not work as well, so far.

Some doctors use herbs such as horse tail, corn silk tea, and oat straw tea, but we find these somewhat toxic and not too helpful.  A supplement called BioSil (choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid) is also available, but not too good.




ARL does not read silicon levels.  Some other labs do read it, but their readings are not accurate so we do not bother with it.

Silicon is part of the third tetra of minerals on a hair chart.  The third tetra is chromium, selenium, silicon and boron. 

Most everyone is low in bioavailable silicon, no matter what a hair test or other type of test indicates.  One difficulty is that hair and other types of testing cannot distinguish between silica and silicon, and this reduces the value of testing for this mineral.




The silicon compounds that assist development seem to be associated or found along with foods that contain some omega-3 fatty acids.  These include almond butter, organic beef, sardines, and high-quality egg yolk.




Silicon can be transformed into selenium inside the body.  This is the main transmutation, although there are others.  The transmutation occurs easily in developed people, but not  in those who are not developed or just beginning the development process.




Silicon is used a lot in industry because it is inexpensive, plentiful and has low toxicity.


Semiconductors.  Silicon is famous for its use in the semi-conductor industry, for transistors and integrated circuits.  Semiconductors do not conduct electricity under normal circumstances, but will do so if conditions are made right for them by passing an electrical current through them at right angles to the direction one wishes to induce a flow of current.  This is the basis for the operation of all transistors and other semi-conductor materials.


Lubricants.  Silicon is used in lubricants because of its “slippery” or “ease” quality.


Glass.  Glass is made from silicon, mainly, and of course is a critical material on earth.


Amigo Silicon.  Silica, the oxidized form of silicon, is used as an abrasive in things like sandpaper because it is quite a hard substance.  It is the “amigo form” of silicon, which has the exact opposite properties of good silicon. 

It is a powerful irritant to the body tissues.  Most everyone has some of this, and it is associated with joint pain and other symptoms of inflammation and irritation.



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