I just sent this to a friend as we've been talking about SILICA and bone health....If you can't open the link, copy/paste in search engine and there it is. ((Bonnie, thought of our discussion on the silica issue and joints....I have NOT bought a new silica supp YET, but will. My father drank beer all his Life, too much though, he was NEVER sick and ate everything in sight. He didn't have joint issues, mom had them all and was a total non drinker of alcohol of any kind. Beer also contains HOPS which are said to help joints too and sadly beer is produced, I'm sure, in fluoridated water facilities. Hops can help with sleep also. He had his first bout of health issues at 65 after he retired, but mom and docs got him back to pretty good health....he lived to almost 96 and again, walked fine, no pains per se, he gave up when mom died at 91 or he might still be alive.... He took no supplements, ate everything he liked and so he went. I got him on grape seed ex for a very short few days and he stopped as he said they didn't do anything....typical for my dad. www.newsmaxhealth.com/Headline/beer-health-brew.../583573Cached 2 days ago ... Beer is not just good — it turns out it's also good for you in moderate amounts and offers many health benefits. Anyway, beer in moderation and wine for that part can be good for health. I don't drink any alcohol at all, but did my share in my days.... ))) Or research Silica and Hops re: joint health...I'm NOT going to start drinking beer, I may have 1 a yr as it is now....but will get silica again as I took it years ago before the hip mess.