Often thin or slim, with a large forehead. The head can appear too large for the
body. Delicate, fine features; almost doll-like in appearance. The skin of the
lips goes grey and can be cracked. The palms of the hands feel sweaty to the
tough and nails can be brittle. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ASPECTS: Appears
to have low confidence from a young age. Prone to mental exhaustion. Can become
overburdened and overwhelmed. Responsibility weighs heavily on the Silicea type.
Can be indecisive about taking on new projects, moves and new jobs. Fear of
failure may surface in form of being a workaholic. Fear of failure can also
spread into personal relationships. May stubbornly resist advice from friends
and loved ones in order to hide true feelings. PHYSICAL WEAKNESSES: Problems with
nervous system, especially due to burnout from new projects. Exhaustion.
Slowness in healing and getting well. Respiratory illnesses and weaknesses
including chest infections and low resistance to coughs and colds. Constipation.
Skin problems. Headaches. Feels the cold. DIETARY FACTORS: Likes cold foods such
as salads and raw vegetables. Dislikes meat and dairy products, especially
cheese and milk. Dislikes very hot food. THE SILICEA CHILD: Can be smaller than
children of a similar age, with petite appearance, apart from large head. Feels
the cold. Not sporty as has little stamina. Can be shy. Usually tidy and well
behaved. GENERALITIES: The Silicea type may
have brittle nails and slow-healing skin.
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