TEN WAYS TO USE COLLOIDAL SILVER’S AMAZING HEALING ABILITIES
NaturalNews – PF Louis) Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses.
Not only does silver get rid of pathogens, it helps promote rapid healing of the tissues infected or destroyed. Most burn centers use various forms of silver and silver soaked bandaging for burn victims.
You can buy colloidal silver online or in good health food stores or make your own cheaply and easily. Colloidal silver has many applications and is easy to apply. It has no adverse side effects. It leaves beneficial bacteria intact. Reports of argyria (skin turning blue) are greatly exaggerated.
The Medical Mafia has a tendency to blow up rare incidents of minor adverse effects from natural remedies and blow them up as scare tactics while ignoring the hundreds of thousands of annual adverse side effects from correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals.
Ten ways to use colloidal silver for self healing
1) You can spray it onto burns to prevent infections and promote faster healing without scarring.
2) You can also spray or dab it onto ringworm, boils, herpes sores, and warts for faster healing.
3) If you’re having bronchial problems or walking pneumonia, you can put some colloidal silver in a nebulizer and breathe it into your bronchial area and lungs directly.
4) Small amounts taken daily as a tonic will give what some call a second immune system to guard against flues and colds. Easy and inexpensive if you make if you make your own.
5) Colloidal silver drops can be used for ear infections without any harmful side effects. Some use it for eye and nasal infections as well. Perhaps it can be injected anally with an enema bulb to help cleanse the colon.
6) It can be applied topically for vaginal yeast infections or oral thrush (yeast infection). Could be useful for chronic jock itch as well.
7) Colloidal silver can be used by pregnant women to assist fetal development and easier delivery of the newborn child.
8) It can be taken early with the onset of a cold, flu, or bronchitis to get over it quickly without harming beneficial bacteria. Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria.
9) Colloidal silver can be used successfully to combat MRSA infections. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a staph infection that can be fatal and is now resistant to antibiotics. It usually occurs during hospital stays, but has become rampant enough to originate outside hospitals.
10) There has been some success using colloidal silver with AIDS patients. It adds a layer of needed additional immunity while destroying existing pathogens.
More about colloidal silver
Early 20th Century western medicine used silver as a prime antibiotic and anti-fungal until the 1930s. Then antibiotics became a major source of Big Pharma revenue.
As more and more antibiotics were created, the pathogenic microbes began evolving into resistant strains to them. The health dangers imposed by antibiotics by destroying friendly gut flora needed for digestion and immunity were disregarded.
Antibiotic use lowers immunity by destroying the good bacteria along with the bad. Lately, some fluoroquinolone based antibiotics have even permanently and painfully crippled those who had been prescribed them.
Since silver seems to act by stifling the enzymes pathogens use for survival, pathogens are unable to develop resistance to them. Fortunately, alternative medicine has re-discovered colloidal silver for healing all sorts of ailments. A few years ago, the EU banned colloidal silver sales.
Silver Kills Some Cancer Tumors Better Than Chemotherapy, Says British Researchers
Will colloidal silver be the next new breakthrough in the war on cancer?
Back in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., best-selling author of The Body Electric and renowned pioneer researcher into the healing benefits of electrically generated silver ions conducted the first ground-breaking research demonstrating the effectiveness of silver against cancer cells.
Since then, very little clinical research into silver’s use as an anti-cancer agent has been conducted. But out of the blue over the past several years, a small handful of new clinical studies demonstrating silver’s effectiveness against cancer cells and tumors have been published.
And just recently, British researchers have announced another new study demonstrating the surprising effectiveness of silver against cancer tumors. Here’s the story that’s being overlooked by the U.S. news media…
On February 2nd, the Daily Mail – one of Britain’s most popular newspapers – ran a surprisingly positive article on a new study demonstrating the use of silver to be effective against cancer tumors.
The headline of the article read:
Silver bullet for cancer:
Metal can kill some tumors better than chemotherapy with fewer side effects
And the article began like this:
“Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy and with potentially fewer side effects, new research claims.
Scientists say that old wives tales about the precious metal being a ‘silver bullet’ to beat the Big C could be true.
The metal already has a wide range of medicinal uses and is a common antiseptic, antibiotic and means of purifying water in the third world.
And British researchers now say that silver compounds are as effective at killing certain cancer cells as a leading chemotherapy drug, but with potentially far fewer side-effects.”
Of course, the side effects of chemotherapy drugs can be unbearably harsh. In fact, sometimes it’s the devastatingly toxic effects of chemotherapy drugs that end up killing the cancer victim before the cancer does.
So to see medical researchers now looking into silver as an anti-cancer agent – with the understanding that its safety profile is so much better than the toxic and often debilitating chemotherapy drugs – is indeed very heartening.
The Daily Mail article went on to say that silver’s widespread use in consumer products has already demonstrated its safety:
“The [researchers] compared it to Cisplatin, currently used to treat a wide variety of cancers, but known to have harsh side effects including nausea, vomiting and even kidney damage.
Silver is used already in everyday products such as deodorant with no known side-effects, and could make for a potentially cheaper alternative to platinum-based Cisplatin.”
As the article further explained, the researchers are using a variety of silver-based chemical compounds in their studies, but they are honing in on the silver ions released by those compounds as the agent that actually kills the cancer:
“Researchers from the University of Leeds conducted lab tests which exposed breast and colon cancer cells to various silver-based chemicals over a six day period.
Results, published in journal Dalton Transactions, showed that these silver-compounds were ‘as effective as Cisplatin’ at killing cancer with potentially fewer side effects.
While the team are still unsure about how exactly silver battles cancer, they think its effectiveness may be caused by the structure surrounding silver atoms, known as its ligand.
They think this may help release the silver ion into cells when it enters the body, killing any cancer.”
All told, that’s probably the most positive article on silver the mainstream news media has published in recent years!
So it’s very heartening to see this kind of information on the healing benefits of silver being published by the mainstream media –
Last year, in my article Colloidal Silver and Cancer, I wrote about several more of the most recent clinical lab studies demonstrating that nanosilver and colloidal silver are effective against certain types of cancer cells and tumors.
The article also contains a number of testimonials and anecdotal accounts regarding people who had used colloidal silver effectively against their own cancers.
Of course, it was way back in the 1970’s and ‘80’s that Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., the famous pioneering researcher into the healing benefits of electrically generated silver ions…
…first discovered that under the right circumstances silver can actually change cancerous cells back into healthy cells.
In his laboratory, Dr. Becker generated silver ions directly into a cancer cell culture, using a machine very much like a modern colloidal silver generator that produced small, positive micro-amp currents of electricity.
Dr. Becker was able to cause the cancer cells to dedifferentiate, meaning they reverted to healthy primitive stem cells.
These healthy primitive stem cells could then renew themselves through mitotic cell division and re-differentiate into specialized cell types.
In other words, if new heart cells were needed, they would become heart cells. If new prostate cells were needed, they would become prostate cells. And so on.
As Dr. Becker stated in chapter 8 of his bestselling book, The Body Electric:
“…we found that we could suspend mitosis in the fibrosarcoma cells with silver ions injected by minute levels of positive current.
During one day of exposure, the cells appeared to dedifferentiate completely, and they stopped dividing for a month without additional treatment, even though we changed the nutrient medium regularly.
Obviously, this entire subject needs to be investigated more thoroughly.”
This means the cancer cells not only stopped dividing and spreading,
but they also changed to non-cancerous cells
Becker also stated, in his second best-selling book, Cross Currents, that a patient of his had a full recovery from cancer using this very same treatment:
“…we did find that some human cancer cells in culture appeared to dedifferentiate when exposed to these silver ions.
I also had a patient with a severe, chronic bone infection who had an associated cancer in the wound.
He refused amputation, which would have been the treatment of choice, and insisted that I treat his infection with the silver technique.
After three months, the infection was under control, and the cancer cells in the wound appeared to have changed back to normal.
When I last heard from him, eight years after the treatment, he was still fine.
Dr. Becker went on to explain that the key to his success in stopping cancer cells from dividing and spreading was in generating the silver ions directly into the cancer cells using very low currents of electricity.
As Dr. Becker further stated in his book Cross Currents:
“It is important to realize that this is not simply an electrical effect, but the result of the combined action of the electrical voltage and the electrically generated silver ions. It is an electrochemical treatment.
While we do not have firm evidence at this time, what probably happens is that the silver ion is shaped so as to connect with some receptor group on the surface of the cancer-cell membrane.
After that connection is made, an electrical-charge transfer sends a signal to the nucleus of the cancer cell that activates the primitive-type genes, and the cell dedifferentiates.
In that state it awaits instructions as to what it is to become.
…in this case the dedifferentiation is caused by the unexpected action of the positive silver ions.
This technique obviously requires more study before any clinical use can be made of its antitumor effect.
However, it does appear to be a promising lead in an otherwise rather grim picture.”
So, while Becker’s method of using silver to cure cancer is quite different than what current medical researchers are doing…
…in that current researchers are using silver to kill cancer cells, whereas Becker used silver to revert cancer cells back to healthy cells…
…the very idea that silver could be effective against cancer has been around for a long time, and Dr. Becker is largely responsible for it.
Unfortunately, medical science unceremoniously dropped the ball on such research for well over 30 years since Becker’s original discoveries in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.
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An Idea Whose Time Has Come
But that’s what’s so exciting about seeing these more recent clinical studies being conducted on silver and cancer.
In spite of the fact that modern researchers seem to be a bit late to the table, the use of silver as a safe, reliable, low-side effect cancer treatment is definitely an idea whose time has come.
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As the author of the new study written up in the Daily Mail newspaper pointed out:
“This could lead to a cheaper, less toxic alternative to current treatments for cancer.
…As many are unfortunately aware, chemotherapy can be a very grueling experience for the patient.
Finding effective, yet non-toxic drugs is an ongoing problem, but these preliminary results are an important step in solving it.”
It’s certainly another fascinating line of research into the long suspected anti-cancer effects of silver.
And we can only hope the researchers continue with this line of medical research, for the benefit of all mankind.
Colloidal Silver for Colitis and Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases including various forms of colitis seem to be becoming endemic in the population.
The CDC estimates, for example, that some 1.3 million people in the U.S. alone now suffer from colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases, and that between nine and 12 people per every 100,000 people per year end up with inflammatory bowel disease in the U.S.
Colitis can be acute, but self-limiting. Or it can be chronic, which is to say, persistent and ongoing.
What’s more, it can be triggered or exacerbated by infections such as E. coli, Salmonella, C. difficile, Shigella spp, Yersinia enterocolitis, Aeromonas spp, or Campylobacter (which is associated with an eight to 10 times higher risk of developing ulcerative colitis), or certain intestinal parasites.
Additionally, it can be associated with autoimmune or genetic factors.
Is colloidal silver helpful for colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases? Here’s what we know so far…
I’m continually asked whether or not colloidal silver might be an effective remedy for the various forms of colitis and the painful flare-ups involved.
Unfortunately, there are to my knowledge zero clinical studies demonstrating silver to be effective against colitis or other inflammatory bowel and intestinal diseases.
However, a number of people have posted online that they‘ve found colloidal silver to be very helpful for these types of conditions. For example, this individual recently wrote on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook:
“I discovered the beneficial use of colloidal silver (in combination with cold-pressed aloe vera juice) for ulcerative colitis many years ago after reading an article that claimed it is caused by an intestinal infection called mycobacterium paratuberculosis gotten by ingesting tainted dairy or meat.
“My husband suffered for years with it, was hospitalized for weeks at a time twice. Treatment didn’t work for him and he came real close to death once. When he felt an attack coming on I encouraged him to try the colloidal silver and aloe combination and it worked. He hasn’t had an attack since.”
Previously, I posted an article on Colloidal Silver and Crohn’s Disease to The Silver Edge website, which includes several lengthy testimonials from Crohn’s sufferers who found profound relief after using colloidal silver.
If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, you might want to read it.
What About Colitis?
Over the years I’ve also received a small handful of testimonials (anecdotal accounts) from people suffering from various forms of colitis. Here’s one of the latest:
“I have ulcerative colitis and it has proven to be successful in ending flare-ups by using colloidal silver in an enema. I also use it as a cleaning agent in the kitchen & bathroom. Thank you for providing the endless opportunities and uses for your product.”
— Philip S., Littlerock, CA
That’s interesting, because the gentleman is apparently gaining relief from colitis flare-ups by using colloidal silver rectally.
However, since I’ve never used colloidal silver rectally, I can’t comment with any degree of authority on this particular usage beyond what the anecdotal account above states.
Another colitis sufferer posted something similar on the IHaveUC.com website. She wrote:
“I was diagnosed with UC five years ago at the age of 24. According to the colonoscopy 70% of my colon was inflamed and full of ulcers…”
[She went on to describe how she’d used Vitamin E enemas of up to 8,000 IUs per day for about two weeks to help stop the flare-ups and provide relief. They worked at first, but later stopped working. So she switched to colloidal silver after reading that pathogenic microbes might be at the root of her problem. And the colloidal silver treatment did the trick. Here’s what she wrote:]
“The only thing I could think of at this point that I hadn’t tried for ulcerative colitis was colloidal silver. I had come across it while researching other things and had bought it for treating flu. It did help with flu and my mother was especially happy as it was the first thing that stopped her lip herpes from coming out.
“Having done micro-enemas, I decided to try micro-enemas with colloidal silver.
For 1 week, I used approximately 25 ml of colloidal silver after bowel movements. Lied down for 15 min to ensure it stays in…
“After 3 days my stool got harder and bigger and there was no blood. I thought this is probably the bacteria in my intestines being killed…
“By the 7th day I could barely go to the toilet and it really hurt. I stopped and started drinking kefir twice a day. 3-4 days later my stools started going back to normal. Still no blood or mucus.
“I ate the foods that previously affected me and even drank a bit of alcohol on two occasions (less than half a glass though). Nothing!
“After a month and a half I took my stool to test for occult blood which had been positive since I was diagnosed. They tested it three times and found no occult blood.
“Now I eat normally. I do eat healthy but I eat without thinking though somewhat cautious. I decided to do another 7 days of colloidal silver just to ensure that there is nothing that should be dead but isn’t. It’s second day and my stool was already harder than yesterday.
“This time I am taking olive leaf extract instead of wild oregano oil which is another natural antibiotic.
“It’s the first time in the past 12 months that there is no blood or mucus. I was constantly on and off.
“I don’t claim to have been cured or anything but if there is anyone out there willing to give it a shot, I am really interested and hopeful to see if they get the same results as me.
“I think just colloidal silver enema will be more than enough. Make sure to supplement it with a probiotic afterwards. I really hope it will help someone out there. 25 ml, once a day with an enema syringe or whatever else you find.”
When asked to explain more about how she gave herself the colloidal silver enemas, she wrote as follows:
“Well to be honest I just used a dropper I had from another liquid vitamin bottle that I’d finished. I washed that with hot water (no soap) and used it.
“You can definitely use a baby nasal syringe or something similar. I bought a 200ml bottle of colloidal silver from Higher Nature, but I believe any brand will work. I just found this one and divided it into approximate 25 ml doses over 8 days right after my bowel movement.
“It should take about 5 minutes max and then you must lie on your left side for about 15 minutes. Also, I’d suggest using some Vaseline on the tip of the dropper or syringe you are going to use.
“In the afternoon or evening I drank kefir but you can take a probiotic if that works for you.”
Another ulcerative colitis sufferer wrote:
“I tried the colloidal silver enema in the morning for two weeks now. It has helped reduce the bleeding by about 30%. It did not completely alleviate it as it did with you but at least it’s move in the right direction so I’ll continue for a while.”
And another ulcerative colitis sufferer who tried this same method wrote:
“I wanted to give you an update. The vit E enemas turned out to be a dead end so I moved on to the colloidal silver enemas. I did not get the rapid results you did, and ended up doing 2 weeks.
By the end of the two weeks, the blood was 90% gone which is great but still no full remission. The good news is I have maintained this level even after stopping the enemas.”
So the colloidal silver enema technique clearly works better for some colitis sufferers than for others. And this may have a lot to do with whether or not an active infection is involved in the disease process.
Colloidal silver, of course, is a well-known natural antimicrobial substance, considered by some to be the most powerful natural infection-fighting agent in the world.
But in cases where the ulcerative colitis might be originating from genetic or auto-immune factors, then silver’s well-known anti-inflammatory properties might still provide at least some relief since inflammation is such a large part of the disease process.
Most of the people using colloidal silver enemas for colitis say that afterwards they’d also supplement with a good probiotic supplement, or with natural probiotic foods like yogurt, homemade kefir or even sour cabbage (i.e., fermented veggies).
According to an article titled “10 Top Items for Addressing Ulcerative Colitis Naturally,” which appeared on NaturalNews.com and was written by our old friend and investigative reporter Tony Isaacs:
“Colloidal silver combined with probiotics can be very effective against ulcerative colitis.
Colloidal silver helps eliminate bad intestinal bacteria as well as any other pathogens which have invaded the affected areas.
Colloidal silver also aids healing.
Since colloidal silver may also eliminate beneficial bacteria, it is essential to take probiotics separate from the colloidal silver.
Probiotics are themselves among the most popular inflammatory bowel disease remedies.
Friendly bacteria that reside in the gut help manage ulcerative colitis because they help control the number of potentially harmful bacteria, reduce inflammation, and improve the protective mucus lining of the gut.
A University of Alberta study found that probiotic supplementation of 3,600 billion bacteria a day for 6 weeks resulted in 53 percent of the patients having remission and another 24 percent having noticeable improvement.”
What Tony’s talking about in his article is the theory of competitive inhibition. After you use colloidal silver to get rid of the pathogens, you want to restore the levels of beneficial microbes in your intestinal tract through probiotic supplementation.
In other words, the good bacteria tend to outcompete any disease-causing microbes that might still be in the intestinal tract, keeping them from forming large colonies, spreading and exacerbating the colitis condition.
What the Experts Are Saying
In an older edition of Dr. Balch’s bestselling book, Prescriptions for Natural Healing, he wrote (in the section describing various health conditions that respond favorably to colloidal silver usage) that silver could be used both orally or “applied topically” for ulcerative colitis. He stated, on page 667:
Ulcerative Colitis – “A natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing. Can be taken by mouth or applied topically.”
Colitis is also mentioned as one of the conditions for which colloidal silver had been found useful before the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs.
What’s more, Alfred Searle, in his circa 1920’s book, The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease, wrote that taking colloidal silver orally can be helpful for colitis as well as for other bowel and intestinal inflammatory conditions. Searles stated:
“Taken internally, the particles of colloidal silver are resistant to the action of dilute acids and alkalies of the stomach and consequently…pass into the intestine unchanged. The importance of this is obvious in such conditions as ulcerative urticaria…dermatitis… dysentery, diarrhea and colitis.”
Finally, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine mentioned colitis in one of their bulletins, explaining that it’s one of the conditions colloidal silver has been helpful against in the past. They wrote:
“Among the conditions colloidal silver has controlled are severe burns, acne, boils, candida and yeast infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive problems and colitis… however these uses of colloidal silver are not clinically proven.”
And that’s the issue:
Colloidal silver has not been clinically proven for any medical treatment. But some people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases have indeed found it to be of benefit. That might make it worth trying, just to see.
However, from a strictly layman’s point-of-view, I’d recommend that if you have colitis and you choose to try oral doses of colloidal silver, you start small, using only typical mineral supplementation doses (i.e., only a teaspoonful several times a day at first) to make sure it doesn’t irritate the issue.
Everybody’s biologically different. What helps one person might not help another. And there are always rare subsets of people who don’t handle nutritional supplements well, or whose conditions might be exacerbated by a supplement.
By starting small, you can judge whether or not there’s any relief, and titrate the dosage upwards, gradually, a teaspoon full at a time, until the best relief is found.
You might also want to obtain a copy of the 30-page Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which is available FREE by email, and which explains how to determine your maximum safe daily dosage rate based on your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver product you’re using.
And of course, if you’re adventurous, you might consider trying the colloidal silver enemas, as described above by people who have successfully used them.
Finally, since the various forms of colitis are very serious conditions, should you decide to try colloidal silver you should definitely let your specialist know what you’re doing. That way, he (or she) can monitor your progress.
Zero Deaths from Colloidal Silver and Other Supplements
A brand new report has been released from the American Association of Poison Control Centers, documenting the number of deaths that occurred in 2013 from some 400,000 substances tracked by the organization.
Yes, colloidal silver is one of the 400,000 substances they track, along with most other nutritional supplements, as well.
But can you guess how many deaths were attributed to these supplements, including colloidal silver? Here’s the straight scoop you won’t hear anywhere else…
Each year, I like to watch for the report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers National Poison Data System (NPDS), published in the journal Clinical Toxicology.
The report lists all deaths from nutritional supplements, as well as from thousands of other substances ranging from household products such as laundry detergents and cleaning products to over-the-counter medications and pain-killing drugs (up to 400,000 substances are tracked in their database annually).
In the recently released 31st Annual Report, which covers data from the year 2013, the nation’s 57 main regional poison centers logged in 2,188,013 reported cases of human exposure to various substances, plus 59,496 reported cases of animal exposure.
The largest number of deaths from those exposures were due to cardiovascular drugs, which tied for first place with exposure to the pain reliever, Acetaminophen (Tylenol users beware).
Zero Deaths for Nutritional Supplements
So where did colloidal silver fit into the picture, in the Association of Poison Control Centers report?
Yes, colloidal silver is indeed one of the substances they track in the electrolyte, mineral and multi-mineral supplements categories.
And yes, as you’ve likely guessed by now, there were zero deaths reported for colloidal silver, as well.
· Zero deaths for all forms of vitamins and multi-vitamins.
· Zero deaths from botanical products (herbs).
· Zero deaths from all-natural “cultural medicines” (Chinese medicines, Ayurvedic medicines, etc.)
· Zero deaths from homeopathic supplements.
· Zero deaths from “other dietary supplements”.
· Zero deaths from electrolytes, minerals and multi-mineral supplements (except for two deaths attributed to “sodium and sodium salts”).
World-Wide Praise for Colloidal Silver from Clinical Researchers 2015-12-07
World-Wide Praise for Colloidal Silver from Clinical Researchers
Clinical research experts worldwide are singing the praises of colloidal silver, silver ions, silver nanoparticles and other forms of antimicrobial silver.
Only in the U.S. are medical authorities still clinging to the Big Pharma-inspired notion that silver is “ineffective” or “obsolete.”
Indeed, many cutting edge clinical researchers from around the world are beginning to admit that colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver might just be the answer to the worldwide crisis of antibiotic-resistant super-bugs, hospital infections, and other serious problems.
Let’s take a quick look at what some of these researchers are saying…
At this link you can find over 100 clinical studies, medical white papers and reports on the effectiveness of various forms of silver against disease-causing pathogens and related disease process.
Below you can read short quotes from clinical studies conducted by researchers from around the globe on various forms of silver and their proven effectiveness against pathogens and disease processes.
Egyptian Researchers: Colloidal Silver IsSuperior to Antibiotic Drugs in Effectiveness Against Disease-Causing Pathogens
“All tested bacteria were resistant to more than one antibiotic. The important observation was the antibacterial activity of colloidal silver against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa which exhibits superior effects when compared with other antibiotics.”
– International Journal of Microbiological Research, [1 (1): 33-36, 2010] “Colloidal silver as a new antimicrobial agent,” Department of Microbiology at the National Organization for Drug Control and Research in Giza, Egypt
Nigerian Researchers: Colloidal Silver Is Potent Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
“Our study has further confirmed the potent antibacterial activity of colloidal silver concentrate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa…In the present study, colloidal silver was shown to demonstrate very potent antibacterial activity against P. aeruginosa isolated from post operative eye infection.
This activity should be urgently explored in the development of highly active antibacterial therapeutic agents to combat the rapidly increasing infectious diseases that currently challenge the present arsenal of antibacterial drugs.”
– Department of Applied Microbiology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, and the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, at Nsukka, Nigeria, “In vitro evaluation of the activity of colloidal silver concentrate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from postoperative wound infection”
Iranian Researchers: Silver Nanoparticles Wipe Out Bacteria Behind Hospital-Acquired Infections
“Hospital-acquired infections are one of the most important causes of complications and mortality in medical centers. These infections have been considered as the sixth leading cause of death in US and Europe. As well, they contribute 10-50 billion dollars to the economic burden annually.
For this reason, we studied the effect of different dilutions of silver nanoparticles on some of the common hospital organisms at specific intervals. Results: All the three dilutions of silver nanoparticles studied had definite positive effects on the bacteria under study…resulting in more than a 99 percent reduction.”
– Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran, “Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Common Bacteria in Hospital Surfaces”
Chinese Researchers: Silver Ions BeatStaphylococcus aureus and E. coli by Preventing the Pathogens from Replicating
“Silver ions have long been known to have strong inhibitory and bactericidal effects as well as a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activities. Some forms of silver have been demonstrated to be effective against burns, severe chronic osteomyelitis, urinary tract infections, and central venous catheter infections…
…To investigate the mechanism of inhibition of silver ions on microorganisms, two strains of bacteria, namely Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus were treated with silver ions and studied using combined electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis.
Similar morphological changes occurred in both E. coli and S. aureus cells after silver ion treatment. The cytoplasm membrane detached from the cell wall. A remarkable electron-light region appeared in the center of the cells, which contained condensed deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules. There are many small electron-dense granules either surrounding the cell wall, or depositing inside the cells.
The existence of elements of silver and sulfur in the electron-dense granules and cytoplasm suggested the antibacterial mechanism of silver: DNA lost its replication ability and the protein became inactivated after the silver ion treatment.”
– Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Volume 52, Issue 4, 15, “A Mechanistic Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Silver Ions on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus”; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Indian Researchers: Colloidal Silver Prevents Infections by Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi
“Scientists have discovered that the body’s most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver (electrical silver atoms). An electro-colloidal process, which is known to be the best method, is used for manufacturing the colloidal silver.
Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, it disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in the food.”
– Nanotechnology in Medicine and Antibacterial Effect of Silver Nanoparticles, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, published in the Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures Vol. 3, No.3, September 2008, p. 115-122
Spanish Researchers: Silver Nanoparticles Make Antibiotic Drugs Work Better
“Recently, due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the use limitations of antibiotics that can cause serious diseases and is an important public health problem, the synergetic effect of silver nanoparticles with antibiotics has been studied combining silver nanoparticles with different antibiotics like ampicillin, kanamycin, erythromycin and chloramphenicol against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
The antibacterial activities of these antibiotics increase in the presence of silver nanoparticles against gram positive and gram negative bacteria determined by the disk diffusion method. Different diameters of inhibition zones have been shown around the different antibiotic disk with or without AgNPs.
The combination effect of nanosilver and ampicillin has more potential compared to the other antibiotics and may be caused by both, the cell wall lysis action of the ampicillin and the DNA binding action of the silver nanoparticles (Fayaz et al., 2009).
The antibiotic molecules contain many active groups such as hydroxyl and amido groups, which reacts easily with silver nanoparticles by chelation, for this reason, the synergistic effect may be caused by the bonding reaction with antibiotic and silver nanoparticles.”
– Silver Nanoparticles Interactions with the Immune System: Implications for Health and Disease, CABIMER-Andalusian Center for Molecular Biology & Regenerative Medicine CSIC-University of Seville-UPO-Junta de Andalucia, Seville, Spain 2 Department of Physical, Chemical & Natural Systems, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
British Researchers: Silver Successfully Attacks Pathogens Through Multiple Pathways
“The most important finding is that silver-unlike most antibiotics-works in more than one way. This is perhaps why bacteria may find it difficult to build resistance to the chemical. Here is silver’s multi-pronged approach:
First, silver sticks very strongly to sulfur, found in parts of [bacterial] proteins. These sulfur groups normally bond to each other, holding proteins together and keeping the protein folded up in its correct shape. But if silver interacts with sulfur, then the protein cannot fold correctly, and thus it cannot do its job.
Next, silver interferes with how bacteria use iron. Iron is often held in place within proteins by binding to sulfur. Since silver also interacts with sulfur, it blocks the iron from doing so. Finally, silver causes bacteria to produce extremely toxic substances called reactive oxygen species. These go on to cause damage inside the cell, harming the DNA, proteins, and even the membrane that surround cells.
The net result of this silver onslaught is bacteria with severe damage to their basic biochemistry. In addition, the membranes and walls that surround the bacteria are leakier after the silver treatment.”
– Mark Lorch, ARS Technica, Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry at University of Hull, UK
Korean Researchers: Nanosilver Is Effective Against Pathogenic Fungal Microbes
“Many studies have shown the antimicrobial effects of nanosilver, but the effects of nanosilver against fungal pathogens of the skin, including clinical isolates of T. mentagrophytes and Candida species are mostly unknown.
The primary significance of this study is the observation that nanosilver can inhibit the growth of dermatophytes, which cause superficial fungal infections. Nanosilver also exhibited potent antifungal effects, probably through destruction of membrane integrity.
To the author’s knowledge, this is the first study to apply nanosilver successfully to dermatophytes and pathogenic fungal strains. Secondly, the fact that preparation method of nanosilver described here is cost-effective is also of importance. Therefore, it can be expected that nanosilver may have potential as an anti-infective agent for human fungal diseases.”
– The Silver Nanoparticle (Nano-Ag): a New Model for Antifungal Agents, Dong Gun Lee School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea
Japanese Researchers: Silver Nanoparticles Demonstrate Excellent Antibacterial Activity With Low Toxicity for Humans and Animals
“…It is well known that silver exhibits potent antibacterial properties with low toxicity for humans and animals, by comparison with other metals. Many researchers have recently reported that silver nanoparticles demonstrate excellent antibacterial activity.”
– On-Paper Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Antibacterial Applications, Hirotaka Koga and Takuya Kitaoka, Kyushu University, Japan
“The data presented here prove that silver nanoparticles are effective bactericidal agents regardless of the drug-resistance mechanisms that exist in multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa, ampicillin-resistant E. coli O157:H7 and erythromycin-resistant S. pyogenes and show the importance of silver nanoparticles in the nosocomial and community environment. Therefore, silver nanoparticles can be recommended as an effective broad-spectrum bactericidal agent.”
– “Bactericidal Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria,” World Journal of Microbiology, Volume 26, Number 4, 615-621, DOI: 10.1007/s11274-009-0211-3) April 10, 2009
Pakistani Researchers: Silver Ions Are Toxic to Infectious Microbes Without Harming Normal Cells
“Silver is non-toxic, safe inorganic antibacterial agent being used for centuries and is capable of killing about 650 microorganisms that cause disease. Silver has been described as being ‘oligodynamic’, that is, its ions are capable of causing a bacteriostatic (growth inhibition) or even a bactericidal (antibacterial) impact.
Therefore, it has the ability to exert a bactericidal effect at minute concentrations.
It has a significant potential for a wide range of biological applications such as antibacterial agents for antibiotic resistant bacteria, preventing infections, healing wounds and anti-inflammatory. Silver ions (Ag+) and its compounds are highly toxic to microorganisms exhibiting strong biocidal effects on many species of bacteria but have a low toxicity toward animal cells.”
– Muhammad Raffi, Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Nanoparticles, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Scandinavian Researchers: Colloidal Silver Spray Cures Leg Ulcers
“Study Synopsis: Sixteen patients with leg ulcers were treated with a colloidal silver spray. The solution was applied once daily for the first few days, then twice weekly. The infection subsided in all cases. After instruction, patients performed the therapy at home without supervision. No discomfort or side effects were observed. There was no persistent discoloration of the skin that could be attributed to silver. “In all cases the infection subsided.”
– Haeger, Knut. Preoperative treatment of leg ulcers with silver spray and aluminum foil. Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica, 125, 32-41.
“…silver particles with a narrow size distribution with an average size of 25 nm showed high antimicrobial and bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including highly multi-resistant strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles was found to be dependent on the size of silver particles. A very low concentration of silver (as low as 1.69 μg/mL Ag) gave antibacterial performance.”
– Silver Colloid Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Their Antibacterial Activity; Department of Physical Chemistry, Palacký University, Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University, Czech Republic
Canadian Researchers: Ionic Silver is a Safe, Non-Toxic Bacterial Disinfectant
“Silver is a disinfectant for non-spore forming bacteria at concentrations about 1000 times lower than the levels at which it is toxic to mammalian life. …The ionic form of silver is necessary.”
– British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Silver, Environmental Protection Department, February 19, 1996
Australian Researchers: Colloidal Silver Safely Stops Staphylococcus aureus Sinus Infections
“In the safety study, normal saline (control) and 30ppm colloidal silver solution (test) was used to flush the frontal sinuses for 14 days in 8 sheep (4 sheep each). In the efficacy study, following frontal sinus infection with Staphylococcus aureus, sheep were treated with either control saline or topical silver solution of varying concentrations (30 ppm/20 ppm/10 ppm/5 ppm) for 5 days, with 4 sheep in each group.
Sheep treated with colloidal silver showed a significant decrease in biofilm biomass compared to saline control. Although average blood silver levels were higher in the treated groups compared to controls, blood counts and biochemical parameters were normal. Histology and ciliary structure analysis did not show any difference between control and treatment groups…Conclusion: Topical colloidal silver solution has effective antibiofilm activity in Staphylococcus aureus CRS in a sheep model and appears safe.”
– “Topical colloidal silver as an antibiofilm agent in a Staphylococcus aureus chronic rhinosinusitis sheep model”; International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Turkish Researchers: Silver Nanoparticles Effective Against Disease-Causing Bacteria and Candida Fungus
“Silver or silver ions have long been known to possess strong inhibitory and bactericidal effects, as well as a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activities…
In this study, the antimicrobial activity of colloidal silver nanoparticles prepared by the Sol-Gen method was investigated [against] test microorganisms Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae .
It was found that the silver nanoparticles inhibited the growth and multiplication of the tested microorganisms, including the fungus C. albicans. The antimicrobial activity was observed against all tested microorganisms at a very low concentration of 2-4 μg/ml of nano silver.”
– “Antimicrobial Activity Of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Prepared By Sol-Gel Method,” Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering Department at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
African Researchers: Silver Nanoparticles Reduce the Growth of Melanoma Tumors and Breast Cancer Cells
“Previously, we reported the cytotoxic effect of colloidal silver on MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. However, there is scarce information on its antitumor potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-tumoral activity of colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in a B16F10 melanoma mice model.
In vitro, B16F10 cells were treated with different concentrations of colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles and cell viability was evaluated by MTT method, both treatments had cytotoxic effects against B16F10 cell line. In vivo, B16F10 melanoma cells were implanted in six weeks old C57BL/6 mice.
About 8 days after cells injection, the subcutaneous treatments were started with colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles, tumor volume and tumor weight were evaluated and the difference of treated groups and control demonstrated that melanoma tumor growth was significantly decreased. Our results suggest that colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles could be useful as an anti-proliferative drug, inducing an impairment of tumoral growth.”
– African Journal of Microbiology Research, May 2013, “Potential of colloidal or silver nanoparticles to reduce the growth of B16F10 melanoma tumors”
Much, Much More
Frankly, I could post excerpts from a wide variety of international clinical studies like these all day. There are literally hundreds of them available.
But hopefully the examples above have given you enough detail to see that researchers from around the world are finding colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver to be astonishingly effective against infectious microorganisms, as well as other disease processes including cancer.
In the future, I’ll post more examples. But feel free to browse through the wide array of silver studies posted here.
Before the invention of the refrigerator, it was common practice to drop a silver coin into a container of milk as a preservative because silver was known to prevent the growth of algae, bacteria and other undesirable organisms.
Dating back to ancient times, silver was also a popular remedy to stop the spread of diseases. Its use as a natural antibiotic continued all the way until the 1940s, when modern antibiotics arrived.
Today, obviously, people don’t need to drop silver coins into their water to experience colloidal silver benefits! All you need to do is carefully take a few drops from a bottle that you buy at the store, which is:
“A solution of water containing nanometre sized particles of suspended silver. The total silver content is expressed as milligrams of silver per litre (mg/L) of water which is numerically the same as parts per million (ppm). The total silver content is divided into two forms of silver: ionic silver and silver particles. (3)
There are basically three types of products that are marketed as “colloidal silver” and these can be categorized as:
Ionic silver solutions
True colloidal silver
Ionic silver –
Ionic silver solutions are products whose silver content primarily consists of silver ions. Although ionic silver is often marketed as colloidal silver, it’s not true colloidal silver. Because it’s the least expensive to produce, ionic silver is the most popular product in this category. The problem? It simply won’t produce the same benefits that true colloidal silver can.
Silver Protein –
In order to keep large silver particles suspended, silver protein-based products add gelatin. Silver protein is the second-most popular type of colloidal silver product on the market and can easily be made by adding water to silver protein powder. Again, it’s also often marketed and labeled as colloidal silver, but should not be confused for the real thing. Silver protein is less effective for human use, and you won’t experience the true colloidal silver benefits.
True Colloidal Silver –
Lastly, true silver colloids don’t contain any protein or other additives, as the vast majority of the silver content consists of nanometre-sized silver particles. (4)
Colloidal Silver Side Effects
Although the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health reports that colloidal silver may cause poor absorption of some drugs, there is limited research proving that side effects to colloidal silver use even exist. (17)
Nonetheless, you may come across many warnings about it causing an irreversible condition called argyria (when people turn blue). However, this is caused by misuse not of true colloidal silver, but through other cheaper products marketed as colloidal silver, such as ionic silver or silver protein.
One point to consider is that, because colloidal silver is such a potent antibacterial agent, you should be sure to supplement with probiotics during use to be sure that you maintain a proper balance of microflora.
How the Infection-Fighting Power of Silver Was Re-Discovered
The history of the medical and therapeutic use of silver is a fascinating one, going back many centuries.
Here’s a brief overview taking you from 425 B.C. to the present day, and demonstrating conclusively through historical documentation that colloidal silver is indeed the world’s most effective natural infection-fighting agent…
The phenomenal healing and infection-fighting qualities of silver have been known quite literally since before the time of Christ.
Indeed, according to the records of Herodotus, written in 425 B.C., ancient Persian kings such as Cyrus the Great insisted their water was carried in silver vessels when going off to war, in order to prevent it from becoming contaminated.
Of course, since this was long before the realization that microbes are the cause of infection or contamination, the silver was being used empirically. It was simply observed that water did not become impure and make you sick when you drink it, if it was stored in silver vessels.
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In his study published in the journal Surgical Infections, J. Wesley Alexander writes:
“The ancient Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and others also were recorded to have used silver in one form or another to preserve food and water from spoiling.
The application of silver plates to achieve better wound healing was used by the Macedonians, perhaps the ﬁrst attempt to prevent or treat surgical infections.
Hippocrates used silver preparations for the treatment of ulcers and to promote wound healing”
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And in 78 A.D. Pliny the Elder wrote, “”[Slag of silver] has healing properties as an ingredient in plasters, being extremely effective in causing wounds to close up.”
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What’s more, it’s said that early American pioneers always placed a silver dollar into buckets of milk in order to help keep the milk for spoiling quickly.
And for centuries, long before the advent of refrigeration, the people of India have pounded silver into thin, delicate sheets called varakh, which are about one hundredth of the thickness of a sheet of paper.
These sheets of silver are used to wrap candies and foods in order to prevent them from spoiling in the country’s hot outdoor food bazaars.
Traditionally, the food is eaten foil and all, because of its ability to prevent stomach infections that can be caused by eating the unrefrigerated foods.
The Advent of Colloidal Silver
After Edison showed the world how to harness and utilize electricity in 1879, scientists quickly discovered that they could suspend silver rods in pure water, and sinter tiny silver particles off of them by running electricity through them.
This became known as electrically-generated colloidal silver. Chemical processes were also invented for making a variety of colloidal silver solutions.
And by the late 1930’s – well before the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs — colloidal silver in its various forms had become one of the most popular infection-fighting substances among doctors, being sold under the names of Collargol, Protargol, Electrargol, Lunasol and many others.
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” Without overstating the case, it may be time to recognisz colloidal silver as not only the safest medicine on Earth, but also the most powerful.
Dr Robert C Beck (D.Sc 1999)
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As Robert Bartholow wrote of silver’s infection-fighting qualities in A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics, way back in 1908:
“As a topical agent, silver may be used in surgical diseases, wounds, injuries, and in cases of septic decomposition.
Wherever diseases— either pure or mixed infectious—are caused by the staphylococcus, the streptococcus, and other forms of low organisms, this remedy is effective in a high degree.”* * * * *
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And as Dr. William Halstead, M.D., one of the founding fathers of modern surgery, stated of silver in 1913:
“We may only have scratched the surface of silver’s medical brilliance! Already it is an amazing tool!
It stimulates bone – forming cells, cures the most stubborn infections of all kinds…and stimulates healing in skin and other soft tissues.
I know of nothing which could quite take its place, nor, have I known anyone to abandon it who had thoroughly familiarized himself with the technique of its application. “
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As the British Medical Journal stated in February 1917:
“Colloidal silver has been used successfully in septic conditions of the mouth including pyorrhea alveolysis, throat, ear, and in generalized septicemia, leucorrhea, cystitis, whooping cough and shingles.”
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As Alfred E. Searle, author of Colloids in Biology and Medicine wrote in 1919:
“Applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results…it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to microbes without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.”
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As Dr. Henry Crooks, M.D. stated in 1921:
“I know of no microbe that is not killed by silver in laboratory experiments in six minutes.”
And finally, according to The National Druggist, Vol. 50, page 388, in August 1920:
“Colloidal silver is powerfully destructive of toxins of bacterial origin…Experiments on rabbits show that colloidal silver renders subject ‘immune’ from the effects of large quantities of tetanic or diphtheritic serum.
…colloidal silver has proved its value in combating the following ailments among others — tonsilitis, gonorrhoeal conjunctivitis, spring catarrh, pustular eczema of scalp, septic ulcers of legs, boils, chronic cystiitis, ringwork, soft sores.
But we must not prolong the list of the good works of colloidal silver. Suffice it that at the present time it is the most extensively used in medicine of all the sols.”
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The Rise and Fall of Antibiotic Drugs
But after the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs in the late 1930’s, colloidal silver usage gradually fell out of favor with doctors. And antibiotic drugs were widely embraced in its stead.
However, by the 1970’s — less than 40 years after the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs – the antibiotics were already losing their luster, due to the ability of pathogens to mutate and adapt to them.
In other words, it was already being documented by medical science that antibiotic drugs began to lose their effectiveness against pathogens relatively rapidly, as the pathogens mutated in response to their presence.
This lead researchers and cutting edge doctors to begin looking for alternatives to prescription antibiotics.
Some doctors began researching the older medical literature, asking themselves, “How did we treat infections prior to the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs?”
And as a result, interest in silver slowly began making a comeback.
Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D.
By the mid-1970s, a surgeon named Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. began his groundbreaking research at Syracuse Medical University, which would lead to the widespread re-discovery of silver as an effective antimicrobial substance.
He had been attempting to demonstrate his theory that small micro-currents of electricity could be used to make stubborn bone fractures heal, if electrodes could be temporarily surgically implanted into the fractures.
During the course of his experiments, he began using silver electrodes in order to take advantage of silver’s well-known propensity to conduct electricity. But what he discovered in the process took him completely by surprise.
You see, not only did the micro-currents of electricity trigger the bone fractures to heal just as he had expected, but the tiny, electrically generated silver particles that were driven into the bone and surrounding tissue from the silver electrodes healed ALL nearby infections as well.
Even rare and potentially deadly bone infections such as osteomyelitis were rapidly healed! Dr. Becker later concluded in his best-selling book The Body Electric:
“What we have done was rediscover the fact that silver kills bacteria, a fact which had actually been known for centuries …
…All of the organisms we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.”
Yes, indeed. Dr. Becker had re-discovered a fact that medical researchers of old had once known, but that had become lost to medicine ever since the age of prescription antibiotic drugs had been ushered in by the global pharmaceutical conglomerates during the 1940’s.
He had re-discovered the fact that silver – one of the world’s oldest and most powerful natural antibiotic substances – could kill just about any pathogen exposed to it. Even the most virulent of pathogens succumb to it with ease!
Since that time, colloidal silver has once again become the world’s most popular and effective natural antibiotic substance.
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As Harvard educated Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D., of the famous Tahoma Clinic in Washington State has written:
“Silver attacks all three of the germ’s vulnerable targets at once.
First, the silver ions easily rupture a germ’s outer membrane when present in the right amounts, causing the germ’s vital internal components to be exposed in the bloodstream to our white blood cells.
While the white blood cells attack the internal components, the micro-particulate silver continues to destroy these vital internal components by cutting up vital enzymes.
The silver ions then easily attack the germ’s third vulnerable target: its delicate gene pool.
Silver ions have the ability to reach into the nucleus of the germ, where its gene pool is located. Once they combine with the genes, the genes become paralyzed, and the germ cannot replicate itself.”
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As Dr. Herbert Slavin, M.D., founder and director of the Institute for Advanced Medicine in Lauderhill, Florida has stated:
“…Colloidal silver is emerging as the new antimicrobial wonder in dealing with bacterial as well as, yes, viral conditions too, both in medicine and in industry…
Colloidal silver was actually a commonly-used antimicrobial 100 years ago, before the advent of modern antibiotics, which only address bacteria and are becoming largely obsolete while posing risks related to resistant super-germs.
Colloidal silver is increasingly being recognized for its broad-spectrum antimicrobial qualities and the fact that it presents virtually none of the side-effects related to antibiotics.”
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As Dr. Joseph Weissman, M.D., board certified Immunologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Medical School has stated:
“Today, many antibiotics are losing the battle with germs.
Fortunately, the best germ killer, which was discovered over 2,000 years ago, is finally getting the proper attention from medical science – natural silver.
I sincerely recommend that everyone have electrically generated colloidal silver in their home as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent.”
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And as biochemist James South, MA has written:
“…Electrically-generated colloidal silver [Ag(e)] has been shown to kill dozens of bacteria, including Providencia stuartii, a germ already resistant in the 1970’s to all antibiotics except amikacin, as well as two strains of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacter cloacae that were isolated from burn patients…
… It has also proved adept at killing various yeast/fungus species at very low silver concentrations, including Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. pseudotropicalis, Torulopsis glabrata and Aspergillus niger.
Electrically-generated colloidal silver has also been shown to kill cysts of the common water-borne protozoal parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It has also killed the protozoa Paramecium when exposed to 2.2 ppm silver, as well as the protozoa Varicella at 5.9 ppm.
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…The most amazing case of colloidal silver usage which I’ve had personal knowledge involved an 83 year old woman who was suffering severe septicemia (infectious blood poisoning).
Her doctors were unable to control the raging infection and had sent her home, expecting her death in 48-72 hours.
Her husband contacted an intermediary, through whom I recommended trying colloidal silver. The woman was immediately put on one tablespoon of 5 ppm colloidal silver three times daily.
Within 24 hours her septicemia began to disappear, and within 48 hours her septicemic crisis was over, and she did not die as expected.”
Where to Get Colloidal Silver
Electrically generated colloidal silver can be purchased today in nearly any well-stocked health food store.
But costs can be a bit on the exorbitant side – as much as $20 to $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle of this safe, natural, healing and infection-fighting substance.
Thankfully, you don’t have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices. Indeed, you can make your own high-quality electrically-generated colloidal silver, quickly and easily, with a simple device called a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
The low-voltage Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is based on the ground-breaking work of Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D.
And it allows you to make your own high-quality colloidal silver in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and for less than 36 cents a quart!
Learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, by clicking the link in this sentence.
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Effective Alternative Cancer Cures are a Threat to Modern Medicine
Conventional physicians want us to believe that there are only three treatments for cancer – surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In fact, allopathic physicians have exclusively use these three approaches for the past 100 years with very little long-term success. Even though it is clear that even the US government admits that radiation and chemo both cause cancer, these therapies continue to be used with little concern about the new cancers that they cause. For additional information on the operation of the pharmaceutical cartel that controls cancer treatment in the United States, please see:
The conventional cancer treatment system and the pharmaceutical companies that control it are dedicated to limiting the development of all other forms of cancer treatment. They have a chokehold on the development of alternative treatments, and they ruthlessly work together with the US FDA and various US government cancer research funding agencies to prevent new treatments from being approved for use by physicians. The reason is that most alternative cancer treatments are much less expensive than surgery, radiation, and chemo. They are also more effective and have many fewer (if any) unwanted side effects. The great fear of the pharmaceutical industry, and the vast cancer treatment system that it controls, is that a non-patentable and inexpensive cure for cancer might put them out of business. Sadly, these organizations exist to turn a profit from cancer treatment, which is measured in the billions of dollars every year. They are in the business of treating cancer not curing it. Alternative treatments for cancer have a history of curing cancer and it is this fact that big pharma wants to hide from the American public. Historically, many successful approaches have been developed for curing cancer. Some involve the use of herbs, minerals, oils, aromatic essential oils, dietary modifications, enemas, and the use of various types of equipment that destroy cancer cells while stimulating a natural immune response to cancer. Many people have been permanently cured of their cancers from these alternative approaches. A cure means that the cancer never comes back. People lived for 20 or 30 years after treatment without a recurrence of cancer. This is in contrast with the modern medical definition of “cure,” which is measured in a five year period. The five year period is a convenient number of years, because the cancers that will be created by exposure to radiation and chemotherapy begin to appear after 5 years. In this way, these secondary cancers can be called a new disease and not a recurrence of cancer. In many situations, chemotherapy actually kills the patient before the cancer does.  However, alternative treatments do not carry such disabling and health destroying consequences. Fear is the driving force that supports the cancer treatment monopoly. Pharmaceutical companies use fear to keep people coming back for more and more poisonous treatments, because almost all conventional doctors tell their patients that their only chance for survival lies in surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is important to realize that the pharmaceutical cartel wants us to be afraid of cancer. When our fear is great enough, we will surrender our bodies and our lives to the modern healthcare system and say, “I don’t care what you do to me, just kill this cancer!” When we realize that fear is controlling us, we can turn away from the grip of conventional cancer treatment and make other choices. Some people turn to alternative cancer treatments after it has become clear that conventional treatments are not working. Other people just skip conventional treatments altogether and go directly to safer alternatives. The remainder of this article is divided into three sections. The first describes some of the alternative cures for cancer that have been successfully used by many thousands of people. The second section describes some of the steps that you can take to prevent cancer from developing or reoccurring. The third section describes how to avoid exposing yourself to things that will increase your risk for developing cancer. Please Note! If you use an Internet search engine to research any of these alternative cancer treatments, you will find many websites that describe why these treatments are bogus and may actually kill you. Please don’t be discouraged by this negative propaganda. It is the pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association that is behind the creation of almost all of these websites. In my opinion, when you find a certain therapy being criticized as being unproven quackery, then that is a pretty good sign that the alternative therapy is effective and safe. Big pharma would not waste their time preparing reports designed to warn people against using an alternative therapy unless that therapy is effective and has the potential for being a threat to their monopoly.
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Alternative Cancer Treatments
I need to say from the very beginning that there are many different ways to approach curing cancer. Some of the treatments involve principles that seem to contradict one another. My goal is to present information that will help you consider alternative treatments, and I will not try to resolve differences in treatment theory. In recent years, I have found the research that supports the validity of the ketogenic diet (which will be discussed first) to be very impressive. It has proven to be a powerful treatment, however, other treatments have been successfully used for curing cancer. My bias is with the ketogenic diet, but I will not deny that many people have also been cured of cancer by using the other methods that will be described even when they did not use the ketogenic diet. This article is an introduction to the topic of alternative cancer treatments. If you have cancer or are trying to help someone who has cancer, then you should do thorough research before deciding which alternative therapy is best for you or others. You will need to spend time reading and studying if you are working on your own. If you are able to find other people who have already walked down the alternative cancer cure road, then you will be able to benefit from their experience and knowledge.
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The Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Treatment
The ketogenic diet was developed originally as a treatment for children with epilepsy. Over the years, it has proven useful for many other conditions. The standard American diet, which is recommended by the US Government and almost all conventional physicians, consists of high levels of carbohydrates and extremely low levels of fat. This diet is now considered to be one of the major causes of the epidemic of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and cancer which is afflicting the majority of Americans today. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. When it is used as a cancer treatment, it is called a restricted ketogenic diet. The restriction means that the number of calories is limited and the amount of carbohydrate is extremely low. This diet brings about important changes in the ways cells in the body are nourished. Healthy cells can use glucose or ketone bodies as their primary energy source. The primary types of ketones that are used as an energy source are acetoacetic acid, and beta-hydroxybutyric acid. Cancer cells are unable to use ketones for their energy source. They rely on glucose and glutamine for metabolism. Thus, if they do not have access to glucose, they rapidly begin to die. When a person uses the ketogenic diet, they create a condition where there is a reduced level of glucose in the blood and there are elevated levels of ketone bodies. The result is that the cancer cells are denied their primary energy source (starved) while all the healthy cells in the body are nourished by ketones. Many physicians do not understand that it is possible to have moderately elevated ketone levels and for the body to function normally. There is a difference between nutritional ketosis and pathological ketoacidosis. Nutritional ketosis occurs during times of fasting or during very low carbohydrate consumption. In nutritional ketosis, the concentrations of ketone bodies will be in a range of 0.5 to 5.0 mM. This level of ketosis is not dangerous. It is the human body’s normal reaction to reduced carbohydrate availability. This is the condition that many people experience on an annual basis in parts of the world where food availability is limited during certain times of the year. It is also the condition that occurs with people who use periodic abstinence from food (fasting) as part of their religious practices. On the other hand, pathological ketoacidosis is a consequence of other disease conditions such as poorly managed type one diabetes. In this case, the level of ketones will be in the range of 15 to 25 mM. These extremely high levels of ketones can be a serious health problem. The ketogenic diet does not produce this level of ketones. For a thorough discussion of the scientific literature related to the use of the ketogenic diet in cancer treatment I recommend the treatise on the subject by Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.  With a high fat ketogenic diet, the body converts the fat into a non-glucose energy source. If a restricted ketogenic diet is used, then excess body fat will also be converted into an energy source and consumed. Our bodies have an amazing ability to produce all the energy that we need from the high fat, medium protein, low carbohydrate diet. The prolonged use of this diet will normalize weight, protect muscle tissue, and starve cancer. The ketogenic diet requires a major lifestyle adjustment and the willingness to live through carbohydrate withdrawal. Most Americans are physically and emotionally addicted to sugar and to other carbohydrates that are converted into sugar. Thus, when a person begins using this diet, there will usually be a period of withdrawal, which is similar in experience to drug withdrawal. The symptoms pass rapidly after a few days, and a heightened sense of peace and mental clarity will soon be experienced as the body moves into nutritional ketosis. These are some of the articles that Health Impact News has published on the use of the ketogenic diet for cancer treatment:
Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has developed Individualized Nutritional Protocols for the treatment of cancer. He relies on various dietary formulas along with high doses of pancreatic enzymes. He does not believe there is a one size fits all diet for cancer. He has found that there are differences between types of cancer and some respond better to certain types of diets. For this reason, he requires a specific medical diagnosis prior to entering into his treatment program. It is clear that Dr. Gonzalez is successful, because of how his research was sabotaged by the medical establishment.
“Over 80 years ago, Nobel Prize-winner Otto Warburg, M.D., Ph.D., proved that a 35% reduction in oxygen caused any cell to either die or turn cancerous. American experiments from 1953 to 1955 confirmed the result.”  This principle is at the center of the work that Dr. Seyfried is doing with the ketogenic diet as it is used for cancer treatment as discussed in the previous section. Dr. Brian Peskin also starts with the research of Dr. Otto Warburg on cellular respiration. Dr. Peskin uses the principles of the ketogenic diet in his protocol for cancer treatment. His therapy is a high fat low carbohydrate diet that includes three other aspects. He has found that the standard American diet is highly deficient in certain “parent oils,” which are needed in small amounts to build healthy cells and to provide for proper cell respiration. The absence of healthy oils damages cellular respiration and contributes to cancer formation. He has developed a blend of oils, which provide what the body needs to provide for proper cellular respiration. Also, most Americans are deficient in certain minerals. He uses supplements to provide for these deficiencies. Finally he uses a combination of herbs that are similar to Essiac Tea (described later) to assist with cleansing and detoxification of the body. He presents thoroughly researched evidence that fish oil may not be the best source of omega 3 oils. This makes his research somewhat controversial for some people. His book, The Hidden Story of Cancer, provides extensive scientific documentation of all his claims. Don’t neglect to read the appendices. For additional information, please visit Dr. Peskin’s website: http://brianpeskin.com/
The Gerson diet is a cleansing diet. It is based on the premise that a person who has cancer has very high levels of toxins in the body and these need to be removed in order for the cancer to be healed. It uses certain combinations of fruit and vegetable juices, and frequent enemas. People using the Gerson diet will consume specially formulated vegetarian meals, large amounts of fruit and vegetable juice, and 4 or more coffee enemas per day. It originally included daily consumption of raw liver juice, which has been recently removed from the diet. Some alternative healthcare providers believe that the original success of this therapy was linked to the inclusion of raw liver, and it should be included to obtain the full benefit of the therapy. It was developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s and 1930s and is now available from the Gerson Institute located in Mexico. The Gerson diet can be done at home when a person has a committed care provider to assist with the therapy. Some people go to Mexico and then continue the therapy at home after they begin to recover. The Gerson Institute
Laetrile and Amygdalin (B17)
This treatment involves a naturally occurring substance that is found in certain nuts and seeds. Amygdalin is found in apricot kernels, cherry pits, some apple seeds, and a special type of almond seed called “bitter almond.” (Regular almonds do not contain amygdalin.) The bitter almond was the best source for amygdalin, but the USDA ordered all bitter almond trees to be destroyed, supposedly because of a concern about cyanide poisoning. (Amygdalin contains cyanide.) Amygdalin is a glycoside. It consists of a molecule that combined glucose with cyanide. As discussed earlier, cancer cells must have glucose to survive. Thus, when the molecule of amygdalin enters a cancer cell, the molecule breaks apart and releases the cyanide. The cyanide then kills the cancer cell. The cyanide is not released in a healthy normally functioning cell, because a cancer cell contains a special enzyme, which must be present to release the cyanide. Thus amygdalin is harmless to a normal cell. Laetrile, also called vitamin B17, is a synthesized version of the naturally occurring amygdalin. There were a number of doctors in the US who successfully treated cancer with Laetrile, but they were required to discontinue the practice, because they were using cancer treatments that were not approved by the US FDA. Some of these doctors moved to Mexico so that they could continue treating patients.
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a physician in Houston Texas, developed his antineoplaston therapy in the 1970s. He used it to cure many types of cancer until he became too successful. His treatment has a high rate of success with no side effects. It is now used to cure one of the most difficult forms of brain cancer. Dr. Burzynski has been involved in a battle with the US FDA for several decades in the attempt to get this treatment approved for cancer treatment. The FDA first tried to remove his medical license. When that failed they have been working hard to destroy his clinic by cutting off patients from the treatment that he offers. The pharmaceutical cartel is so threatened by this treatment that the US government filed twelve patents on the use of antineoplaston even though Dr. Burzynski already had filed his own patents many years earlier. Dr. Burzynski is still trying to get his treatments approved by the FDA, but it is currently not approved. A film has been made documenting his remarkable discoveries in cancer treatment, and his battle against the Texas Medical Board and the US FDA (see trailers below). For more information on Dr. Burzynski see:
Researchers found that the ketogenic diet significantly decreased blood glucose, slowed tumor growth, and increased mean survival time by 56.7% in mice with systemic metastatic cancer. While hyperbolic oxygen therapy by itself did not influence cancer progression, when it was combined with the ketogenic diet, it produced a significant decrease in blood glucose, tumor growth rate, and a 77.9% increase in mean survival time compared to controls. Researchers concluded that this combination of therapies had significant anti-cancer effects and should be further investigated as a potential non-toxic treatment or supplemental treatment for patients with systemic metastatic disease.  Unfortunately, the FDA is trying to restrict the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (a treatment with virtually no side effects) in cancer treatment.
Essiac Tea became popular in Canada and the United States when the herbal tea formula was used by a Canadian nurse to cure many forms of cancer. The formula was given to nurse Rene Caisse by a Native American medicine man. There are various formulas that are now on the market with various names. Most contain the original four ingredients, while others have made additions to the formula. This is the link to the official Essiac website. There is quite a bit of information about Essiac on the internet, which explains how to use the formula for treating cancer. The Original ESSIAC Products and Tea – EssiacProducts.com
Iscador (Mistletoe) Therapy
The following information is from the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, which uses mistletoe therapy. I do not know anything about this particular clinic and I am not giving it an endorsement. It simply has a good bit of information about Mistletoe. Mistletoe therapy is the most frequently used complementary treatment in cancer patients in Germany and Switzerland. Iscador was first used for cancer therapy in 1922 by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman based on anthroposophy. (Anthroposophical medicine views the occurrence of cancer, or any illness, as a disease that involves the whole human being, physically, mentally and emotionally.) Iscador is prepared by fermenting an aqueous extract of the whole mistletoe plant with Lactobacillus plantarum. Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for cancer. Mistletoe extracts have been evaluated in numerous clinical studies and improvements in survival, quality of life, and/or stimulation of the immune system have been frequently reported. Most physicians who identify themselves with anthroposophical medicine use Mistletoe as part of the cancer therapies that they offer. Please use the following link to read the full article about Mistletoe therapy. Iscador Mistletoe Therapy – Stram Center for Integrative Medicine
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) Therapy
Dr. Tullio Simoncini is an Italian physician who has found that plain old baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) has a powerful ability to eradicate cancer from the digestive tract and other parts of the body. His research shows that tumors are mostly fungal in nature, and the baking soda is particularly effective for removing cancer. His therapy injects the baking soda directly into the cancer cells. In spite of his very impressive body of clinical research and success rates for over 20 years, he has been largely ostracized in Italy. Dr Tullio Simoncini Cancer Therapy official pageDr. Simoncini, Baking Soda Treatment – Alternative Cancer Treatments
Hoxsey Therapy is a mixture of herbs which cures cancer. It began to be sold in 1920s by Mr. Harry Hoxsey. Mr. Hoxsey said that the treatment came from his great-grandfather, who observed a horse with a tumor on its leg cure itself by grazing upon certain wild plants. John Hoxsey gathered these herbs and mixed them with other folk remedies that were used for cancer. The therapy aims to restore physiological normalcy to a disturbed metabolism throughout the body, and to help detoxify the consequences of cancer. At one point, Mr. Harry Hoxsey had 17 clinics located in the United States. He was shut down by the US FDA. A clinic now exists in Mexico. The Hoxsey Biomedical Center
Sometimes very simple types of treatment can be very powerful. The problem with vitamin D and vitamin C therapy is that drug companies can never expect to make a huge profit on these types of treatments. Nevertheless, vitamin therapy can be an important part of cancer treatment. Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center recently determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. See:
Cannabis is a controversial subject, and really needs an article all itself. Few people understand all the political and therapeutic issues surrounding cannabis. Many people distinguish between “medical cannabis” and “marijuana.” Medical cannabis involves research into particular varieties of the cannabis plant and its therapeutic value. Many varieties are lower in THC, the component that makes people “high”, while recreational varieties of marijuana have been cultivated to maximize the amount of THC for recreational purposes. For more information see:
We have been conditioned to believe that cholesterol is “bad” and something to be avoided. And yet, we would cease to live if we eliminated all cholesterol from our body. We have especially been conditioned to believe that there is “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). However, there is research now showing that LDL cholesterol levels too low may lead to an increased risk of cancer. The pharmaceutical industry has a $100 billion market in cholesterol lowering drugs to artificially lower your cholesterol. See:
There has been considerable research done in recent years linking modern food with low levels of magnesium in our diet, suspected of causing many health problems. Dr. Carolyn Dean has been a pioneer in this research (see: Magnesium—The Missing Link to Better Health.) There is evidence that low levels of magnesium also are linked to cancer:
There are many foods that can be used as part of a cancer treatment program. Here are some links that you may find of interest. I think it is very important to remember that cancer is a systemic disease, which will require a systemic approach to cure. I had a friend who had terminal cancer, and he heard that grapefruit was good for treating cancer, so he told his wife to go and by two of them for him. Two grapefruits or a head of broccoli will not cure stage four cancer. Cancer is a serious disease and it requires a serious commitment to bringing about the cure. Such a commitment will require a total lifestyle transformation as you correct the conditions that led to the formation of the cancer.
We live in a world of cancer causing products. They are in conventional food, the water, the air, in our clothing, our automobiles, our homes, the office equipment we use, and in the phones that we use for communication. There is great wisdom in taking reasonable precaution against the factors that can contribute to cancer formation. Sometimes an individual factor may not be a serious risk, but when many factors are combined, they could put a high level of stress on your body and open the door for cancer growth. There are many other factors that could contribute to cancer growth, but the items listed here will be a good starting point.
In part one of this article, I shared some of my experiences as I accompanied my wife and a friend through terminal colon cancer. In this article I want to share one additional experience, which I believe may help those who are contemplating the use of alternative cancer therapies. My wife and I were waiting in one of the examination rooms that were used by the oncology department. It was in a very old part of the university medical complex and the walls between the examination rooms were not soundproof. We could hear a muffled conversation from the next room. Then there was a sudden increase in volume as the patient began to yell at the doctor. It has now been over eighteen years since I heard this man’s statement, and I doubt that I will ever forget it. In tremendous anguish and fear he yelled the following comment to his doctor. “You don’t understand! I am dying! You have got to do something!” My wife and I looked at each other and didn’t say anything. She was in the same place as this man. She knew that she was dying. As it turned out, she would be dead within two months. My point in sharing this is that we cannot expect doctors that are employed by the standard American cancer treatment system to save us from cancer when we have reached the point of death. I believe most physicians would like to save their patients, but they do not have the tools to make this possible. If you get cancer and reach the point where you are ready to yell at your doctor because you are dying and you expect him to save you, then you will be disappointed. The truth is that when it comes to curing cancer, you cannot be a passive spectator. You need to take action to reform your life. A cure for cancer is possible. Even advanced metastatic cancer can be cured, however, you must make a serious decision to take every step possible to bring about the cure. Rarely will that cure be found in radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or in surgery. It will be found in the kinds of treatments that I have reviewed in this article. My wife never left the position of being a passive participant in the healthcare system. She refused chemotherapy and its unwanted side effects, but she was unwilling to aggressively seek out alternative treatment. She did accept some alternative therapies that I could administer at home. But she would not use programs that would require intensive intervention. In part, she expected to be encouraged by her doctors to seek alternative treatment, and of course, such encouragement never came. My hope is that you will never find yourself in a doctor’s office and yelling at him, “I am dying! You have got to do something!” Please use the alternatives that are available to you. Please tell others about the alternatives. Even if they don’t listen, you offered them something that could save them from becoming just another cancer statistic.
 “FACT: Chemotherapy KILLS More People Than It “Cures”,” HealthWars.co, Retrieved 8/15/14.http://healthwars.co/286/cancer/chemotherapy-kills-more-people-than-it-cures/  Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, Thomas N. Seyfried, 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ.  The Hidden Story of Cancer, Brian Peskin, Ph.D., Pinnacle Press, Houston TX, 2011, page xvii.  Poff AM1, Ari C, Seyfried TN, D’Agostino DP.; “The ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen therapy prolong survival in mice with systemic metastatic Cancer,” PLoS One. 2013 Jun 5, PMID: 23755243.
We Lost the War on Cancer – Review of Alternative Cancer Therapies
We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life. The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the United States. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to $173 billion by 2020. The simple fact is that the cancer industry employs too many people and produces too much income to allow a cure to be found. All of the current research on cancer drugs is based on the premise that the cancer market will grow, not shrink. John Thomas explains to us why the current cancer industry prospers while treating cancer, but cannot afford to cure it in Part I. In Part II, he surveys the various alternative cancer therapies that have been proven effective, but that are not approved by the FDA.
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A 2011 study demonstrates that very low concentrations of colloidal silver produced “pronounced antibacterial effect” against six well-known and potentially deadly disease-causing microbes, and even against one microbe used to simulate anthrax in germ warfare tests.
What does this mean to you? It means colloidal silver can help protect you and your family against six of the most common disease-causing microbes known to man – microbes that produce millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths every single year. What’s more, colloidal silver may well protect against deadly germ warfare pathogens, as well.
Read my short article below to learn which well-known – and sometimes deadly — disease-causing microbes have been clinically proven to be eradicated by colloidal silver in lab studies, even at extremely low concentrations, and why this information is so important for you to know…
In a clinical study published in the Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, researchers from the Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering Department at Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey documented that colloidal silver demonstrated a pronounced antibacterial effect against seven pathogens.
What’s more, the colloidal silver evidenced this pronounced antibacterial effect in very low concentrations, i.e., 2-4 ppm.
The seven pathogens tested were:
· Staphylococcus aureus
. Escherichia coli
· Candida albicans
· Salmonella typhimurium
· Pseudomonas aeruginosa
· Klebsiella pneumoniae
· Bacillus subtilis
Silver: A Noble Metal
One of the most interesting aspects of the above-linked study, for me, is that the researchers correctly refer to silver as a “noble metal,” rather than a “heavy metal.”
The term “noble metal” is the correct scientific nomenclature for silver. After all, silver is in the same family of metals as platinum, palladium and gold (all noble metals) and NOT in the family of metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, cobalt and arsenic, which are known as the “heavy metals”.
Unfortunately, unscrupulous groups and individuals who are known naysayers of colloidal silver continue to refer to silver as a “heavy metal” – this, as a sensationalistic means of scaring people into believing it’s a cumulative toxic poison, when it is not.
Why Bacillus Subtillis?
Another interesting thing is that the researchers in the above-linked study tested colloidal silver against six well-known, disease-causing microbes, plus one relatively non-pathogenic microbe known asBacillus subtilis.
The researchers don’t explain why they included Bacillus subtilis among the bacteria tested, as it is generally considered to be a benign microbe except in cases of immuno-compromised individuals.
While Bacillus subtilis has been implicated in rare cases of eye infection, meningitis and bacteremia, as well as some cases of nosocomial infection (i.e., of surgical wounds in hospitals), it’s actually a common soil bacteria that’s considered to be ubiquitous in the environment, and generally harmless.
However, the unusual hardiness of this microbe may have been the reason it was included in the study, as it is considered to be very difficult to kill.
You see, although relatively harmless, Bacillus subtilis has also been used as a “simulant” in germ warfare studies for its first cousin, Bacillus anthracis – the deadly anthrax pathogen.
In other words, Bacillus subtilis is generally thought to be as difficult to kill as anthrax. According to one researcher, Bacillus subtilis has many of the same protective characteristics as the deadly anthrax pathogen:
“Like anthrax, Bacillus subtilis has the capability to become dormant. It does this by producing endospores – a kind of armour plating, which makes it impervious to temperature variations, desiccation, ultra-violet light, starvation and some disinfectants.”
Apparently, it’s the formation of these endospores that gives Bacillus subtilis its unusual resistance to toxic chemicals and physical agents, including common disinfectants.
Demonstrating that colloidal silver easily stops Bacillus subtils in its tracks is essentially the equivalent of demonstrating that it can also stop anthrax or other serious and difficult-to-kill pathogens, as well.
Indeed, in the book The Hot Zone, author Richard Preston tells the true story of how the U.S. Army stopped a deadly Ebola outbreak at a research facility using formaldehyde gas. Not wanting to risk lives testing for the presence of Ebola, they first inoculated the facility with Bacillus subtilis, knowing how extremely difficult it is to kill.
After releasing the formaldehyde gas into the facility for three days, they then tested for signs of liveBacillus subtilis, and found none. Therefore, they concluded, the deadly Ebola was gone, too. And of course, it was.
Now, researchers have demonstrated that colloidal silver – even in very small concentrations — is also effective against Bacillus subtilis.
Colloidal Silver Effective Against “All Tested Microbes”
According to the researchers, concentrations as low as 2-4 ppm demonstrated “pronounced antibacterial effect” against the seven pathogens tested.
The researchers concluded that, “all seven tested microorganisms were completely inhibited at the concentration of 2-4 μg/ml of nano silver.” (That’s a mere 2 to 4 ppm colloidal silver.)
While these were admittedly test tube studies, and not human studies, this research demonstrates the fact that very low concentrations of colloidal silver are indeed able to kill some of today’s most prevalent and serious disease-causing pathogens, as well as one of the most extremely hardy and difficult-to-kill of all microbes, Bacillus subtilis.
Not a Peep…
Colloidal silver’s astonishing and clinically proven ability to destroy these well-known disease-causing pathogens at very low concentrations should be headline news around the world.
But thanks to Big Pharma’s government-enforced lock on prescription antibiotic drugs, you’ve probably never heard a peep about this study, or about any of the other dozens of clinical studies on colloidal silver that have amply demonstrated its undeniable infection-fighting benefits.
According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, the rate of infections striking Americans in hospitals alone is now astronomical:
“The CDC claims that 1.7 million people contract infections in U.S. hospitals each year. In fact, the truth is several times that number.
The proof is in the data. One of the fastest growing infections is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a superbug that doesn’t respond to most antibiotics.
In 1993, there were fewer than 2,000 MRSA infections in U.S. hospitals. By 2005, the figure had shot up to 368,000 according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
By June, 2007, 2.4 percent of all patients had MRSA infections, according to the largest study of its kind, which was published in theAmerican Journal of Infection Control. That would mean 880,000 victims a year.
That’s from one superbug. Imagine the number of infections from bacteria of all kinds.”
I might add, imagine the number of infections if you included those that have taken place outside of the hospital environment, as well as inside.
We are talking staggering numbers of annual infections that would make your head spin.
So you’d think that medical authorities would be screaming from the rooftops about the studies demonstrating colloidal silver to be effective againstE. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiela pneumonia.
After all, these six pathogens cause some of the most serious and commonly acquired of all infections, costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year in health care and leaving tens of thousands of people dead in their wakes.
But you won’t hear a word on the nightly news about the clinically proven ability of colloidal silver to kill these pathogens. And that means you have to educate yourself.
Here’s links to a handful of short articles on colloidal silver and its proven ability to decimate the six disease-causing pathogens discussed above:
E. coli is well-known as one of the most common food poisoning pathogens in the world today, resulting in 265,000 illnesses and about 100 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. For more information on using colloidal silver against E. coli, click the link.
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of skin infections, and is well-known for its ability to mutate into MRSA, the potentially deadly form of Staph which kills up to 93,000 people per year in the U.S. alone – more than all annual AIDS mortalities. For more information on using colloidal silver against Staphylococcus aureus/MRSA, click the link.
Candida albicans is the well-known fungal pathogen normally found in small numbers in the human body, but that can easily grow out-of-control under certain conditions. It can affect the skin, genitals, throat, mouth and even become blood-borne, at which point it has a mortality rate of approximately 40%, resulting in close to 40,000 deaths per year. For more information on using colloidal silver against Candidaalbicans, click the link.
Salmonella typhimurium is another well-known food poisoning pathogen infecting up to one million people per year in the U.S., resulting in 20,000 hospitalizations and causing symptoms ranging from vomiting, diarrhea and severe abdominal pain to death in severe cases (up to 400 deaths per year). For more information on using colloidal silver against Salmonellatyphimurium, click the link.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading causes of lung infections and burn infections, and one of the most frequent causes of death in lung disease and among burn victims, with mortality rates ranging between 18% and 61% depending upon the microbial strain and the site of infection. For more information on using colloidal silver against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, click the link.
Klebsielapneumonia is found in the mouth, skin and intestines, but can also infect the lungs, causing pneumonia and destroying lung tissue, leading to death. The mortality rate can be as high as 50%. This microbe can also mutate into CRKP – the latest of the deadly super-pathogens medical science is having trouble controlling with prescription antibiotic drugs. For more information on using colloidal silver against Klebsiella pneumonia, click the link.
It’s up to you to educate yourself about the remarkable infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver against some of today’s most common and potentially deadly pathogens. No one is going to do it for you. So read the above articles when you get a chance. You can’t count on the news media to tell you. And you certainly can’t count on Big Pharma.
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Colloidal Silver is available in South Africa here:
To learn more about how people just like you are already using colloidal silver successfully to help keep their families safe and infection-free, be sure to read the colloidal silver testimonials page at TheSilverEdge.com website.
There, you’ll learn from hundreds of experienced colloidal silver users exactly how they’ve used colloidal silver to deal with MRSA infections, herpes infections, sore throats, eye infections, prostate infections, skin cancer, Candida yeast infections, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
…infected teeth and root canals, colitis, mononucleosis, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, bad breath, body odors, so-called “incurable” cancers such as renal carcinoma and others, urinary tract infections, catheter and Indiana Pouch infections…
…canker sores, insomnia, depression, dandruff, psoriasis, infectious peritonitis, antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, and yes, way more than I could list in such a short article!
And if you’re already convinced that colloidal silver should be an important part of your natural health arsenal against infection and disease, then be sure to learn how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for less than 36 cents a quart. Just click the link in this paragraph.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver…
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
World’s Oldest Antibiotic Also Shows Promise as an Anti-Cancer Therapy
Colloidal silver is a powerful healer, despite irrational FDA opposition to it.
Silver has been used medicinally throughout the ages, with great success. And now some very promising research is being done on silver as a cancer treatment. Patients have previously been treated with chemotherapy drugs containing another metal, platinum. In a head-to-head comparison against a leading platinum-based chemo drug, cisplatin, a silver-based drug was found to be just as effective—and far less toxic to normal cells than platinum. Dr. Charlotte Willans, the lead researcher, calls the research an important step in the quest for effective, non-toxic cancer treatments.
Silver also happens to be the world’s oldest known antibiotic. There’s written evidence that the ancient Egyptians made use of it; the ancient Greeks and Romans stored their water, wine, and other liquids in silver vessels to prevent spoiling and contamination; ancient Chinese emperors ate with silver chopsticks, and wealthy Europeans in the Middle Ages used silver utensils to protect themselves from illness (we still call our eating utensils “silverware” despite it being made from other metals these days).
In the 1800s and early 1900s, colloidal silver compounds were widely used to fight infections, though silver fell out of favor in the 1930s with the development of the first modern antibiotics. Even so, silver is still popularly used today to treat water, purify air, and is used in medical dressings prevent infection in burn victims. Very importantly in today’s world, germs cannot develop a resistance to silver.
The big problem with antibiotic drugs, we now know, is that bacteria can become resistant to them, adapting into “superbugs” that are very difficult to treat. The problem, as we noted in January, is exacerbated by overuse of antibiotics—particularly in animals raised for food, where 80% of US antibiotics are used.
Despite the long history of successful silver usage, including its current use in wound dressings and burn salves, the FDA’s official position is that silver is “not safe or effective for treating any disease or condition.” A 1996 FDA rule declared all over-the-counter silver products to be unsafe and “misbranded.”
The government and other skeptics often claim that colloidal silver can cause argyria—a condition in which the skin turns bluish gray. However, argyria has only been found to occur in response to prolonged exposure to or ingestion of silver compounds, especially silversalts, which are not present in true colloidal silver but are found in cheap imitations.
This was demonstrated rather dramatically in 2008 by Paul Karason, the fellow whom the news media dubbed the “Blue Man.” Although the news media continually reported that he was taking colloidal silver, interviews with Mr. Karason indicated that was apparently making his own silver compounds at home and ended up making silver chloride—a silver salt—which he both consumed in excessive quantities and regularly smeared on his skin before using tanning beds! Silver salt compounds are great for making photographic paper—but not for taking internally or applying to the skin.
A study published earlier this year demonstrated that bacteria are now mutating to evade vaccines for childhood pneumonia and meningitis. So we not only have antibiotic-resistant superbugs, we have vaccine-resistant ones as well. This is just the latest indication that the “miracle drugs” and vaccines of the mid-to-late 1900s are not standing the test of time.
Contrast this with colloidal silver, which has been used as a bactericide for over a millennium—and has never produced silver-resistant bacteria! The recent research into silver as an anti-cancer agent is exactly the kind of research that today’s medical experts should be exploring—and would be, but for FDA opposition.
Why is the FDA so stubbornly opposed? Presumably because the agency does not like competition for its approved patented drugs which are derived from natural sources. People dying from resistant bugs does not seem to move the FDA—they’re only interested in new patented drugs that might quell the superbugs, even though such drugs are not being produced much, and even when they are, they often prove to be too toxic to use.