In this post, I'll cover why we should all be drinking silica water and how to make it for pennies at home.
Based on my research, drinking silica water is one of the most important things we can do for our health.
Yes, it's important to eat organic food, take vitamin supplements, see a chiropractor, get exercise and enough sleep – and avoid allopathic (drug & surgery-based) doctors and pharmaceutical drugs as much as possible – all of these things are important. But I think this one thing is something literally everyone can do and it can make a monumental difference in our health.
Why Drink Silica Water
There are a number of reasons to drink silica water, which I promise to elaborate on in a more in-depth post (I'm already working on that).
I will briefly cover the reasons why we need silica water before I tell you the how to make the silica water (recipe follows at the bottom of this post).
Drinking silica water is the best way to detoxify your body of aluminum. Most of us are exposed to way too much aluminum on a daily basis.
I've written a lot about fluoride on my Cheeseslave blog. (I'm in the process of moving those articles over to this new blog – you can expect to see them in the next month or so.)
I realized a while back that aluminum is just as toxic as fluoride – and we are exposed to it a lot.
Dangers of Aluminum
If you search on Google for the health hazards of aluminum, Google will of course lie to you and tell you it's perfectly safe.
For example, if you type in "aluminum cancer" you get this excerpt from "Medical News Today" (I won't be linking out to anyone because I don't want to show up pinging them):
"Headlines have alleged a link between aluminum salts in antiperspirants and breast cancer. Human epidemiological studies have found no association between the use of antiperspirants or deodorants and breast cancer." (Source: Medical News Today)
If you go to that article, they say aluminum causes cancer in mice but that doesn't apply to humans. Lolz!
Medical News Today is a property of Healthline Media, which advertises itself as "the #1 digital health and wellness property, reaching more people on their road to well-being than any other property".
I remember all these websites cropped up back in 2019, around the time that most natural health bloggers were getting banned. And just before the C-word PLANdemic of 2020.
Anyway, you'll have to do your own digging (I suggest using Duck Duck Go instead of Google), and I promise to write more about the dangers of aluminum in the future. But suffice it to say, anything Google tells you should not be trusted.
If you think you can still trust Google, type in "can men get pregnant" or "can a man have babies".
Sources of Aluminum
Like I said, I'll write a longer post about aluminum and why it's so bad for us. But to touch on it briefly, some of the main sources of aluminum are unfiltered tap water, quackzines, pharmaceutical drugs (over the counter and prescription), aluminum and Teflon cookware, aluminum foil, deodorant and other personal care products, baking powder, flour, and anti-caking agents in baked goods.
While it's important to reduce exposure to aluminum, I think it's almost impossible to completely avoid it. Which is why I think it's crucial to drink silica water in this day and age.
Silica is The Number One Supplement
I've written extensively about cod liver oil, probiotics and other nutritional supplements in the past (those posts will be moved over here soon), but I now believe that consuming silica water is the most important thing you can do for your health.
One of the best books I've read in my life is by Harvard chemist, Dennis Crouse, PhD.: Silica Water the Secret of Healthy Blue Zone Longevity in the Aluminum Age.
In his book, Crouse opens with the story of how he reversed his mother's Alzheimer's disease with silica water.
He first got interested in silica looking at the work of Christopher Exley, a chemist from England.
There are lots of Exley videos you can find on YouTube, and I have watched many of them.
Here's one to start with:
In his book, Crouse then talks about the "blue zones," the 5 places in the world with the highest longevity. He solves the blue zone riddle with high intake of silica in those regions.
How to Get More Silica in Your Diet: Water
Both Dennis Crouse and Christopher Exley say the best way to increase silica in your diet is simply adding it to water.
There are lots of ways to consume more silica, and you can read about all the different foods that are high in silica in Dennis Crouse's book, Silica Water the Secret of Healthy Blue Zone Longevity in the Aluminum Age.
You can also get silica from drinking mineral water.
Some mineral waters are naturally high in silica water. Fiji water is very high in silica. So if you don't want to make your own silica water, you can just buy Fiji water. However, it is expensive. I also like to cook with silica water – and because making it at home is so cheap, I can cook with it, too.
So here's the recipe...
How To Make Silica Water at Home
There are only 4 ingredients in this recipe and it's very simple. This recipe makes 4 gallons of silica water.
I modified this recipe from Dennis Crouse's basic recipe (video below) which he uses to make 1 gallon at a time.
I filter my water using a Berkey water filter with added fluoride filters. I like this method for filtering water because it removes the toxins but retains the minerals (reverse osmosis and distillation remove all the minerals).
This recipe for silica water makes 4 gallons of silica water – which I make in my 6 gallon Crown Berkey.
If you have a smaller Berkey, you can adjust the recipe accordingly. For example, with an Imperial Berkey which holds 4.5 gallons, you can refill it with 2 gallons. Just cut the recipe in half and use 1/8 of a teaspoon of each of the ingredients instead of 1/4 teaspoon.
If you don't have a Berkey, you can make this recipe in a different kind of filter, but be sure the filter you use filters out fluoride, which is just as harmful as aluminum.
Please watch Dennis's video above and then read the recipe below to see how I modified his recipe for a Berkey. If you want to make this recipe using a one-gallon filter, just follow his recipe exactly.
I've included some photos below so you can see what it looks like when I do it. I'll try to make a video in the future.
Here's my set up with my Imperial Berkey, and drawers where I keep all my ingredients.
I also have a Soda Stream so we can turn our silica water into sparkling water. I keep Soda Stream Bottles in the drawers as well.
- Tap Water (4 gallons)
- Sodium Silicate (1/4 teaspoon)
- Sodium Bisulfate (1/4 teaspoon)
- Baking Soda (1/4 teaspoon)
Here's where to find these things...
Tap water comes out of your faucet and baking soda you can find at any grocery store.
- Gallon pitcher or clean milk jug
- 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon
- Imperial Berkey with fluoride filters (you can get a smaller Berkey filter but this recipe will make 4 gallons of water – so you'll have to modify the recipe to adapt it)
- Pyrex glass liquid measuring cup
- In a Pyrex glass measuring cup, add 1/4 teaspoon Sodium Silicate to 1 cup of tap water.
- Stick it in the microwave and heat for 1 minutes (or boil in a small saucepan on the stove). It just needs to boil for 30 seconds.
- Meanwhile, fill a plastic pitcher or clean milk jug with 1 gallon of tap water (I marked the side of my plastic pitcher with a permanent marker to indicate 1 gallon).
- Pour the gallon of tap water into the Berkey filter.
- Repeat with 2 more gallons of tap water -- pour them into the Berkey filter.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon Sodium Bisulfate and 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda to the Berkey.
- Start filling the pitcher with the final (fourth) gallon of water. Stop before you get to the marker line and add the 1 cup of heated water/Sodium Silicate mixture.
- Add more tap water to fill line on pitcher and add to the Berkey.
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