Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a powerful, inexpensive solution to most of your health issues. It’s probably the simplest and most straightforward health product out there on the market. It can be used as a beauty product, an internal cleanser, or a deep revitalizer for the whole human body.
There it is—a bit of diatomaceous earth resting at the bottom of my water glass. It might not taste delicious, but its ability to cleanse my body and fill it with sought-after nutrients more than makes up for it.
Where Does DE Come From?
Diatomaceous earth is the waste product of unicellular algae. Over a 30 million year period, it has taken the form of white sedimentary rock that is typically harvested from the bottom of oceans, lakes, and rivers around the globe. After it is harvested and dried, DE is a fine, white dust.
What Is Diatomaceous Earth Predominantly Used for and Known for at the Present Time?
The usefulness of diatomaceous earth ranges from an internal one (as a natural medicine or supplement), to a solution you can apply in-and-around the house in order to protect yourself from unwanted vermin. DE, amazingly, can also be made into a beauty product with its special and unique properties highly effective against “aesthetic defects” which tend to appear as Father Time catches up with all of us. Here’s a quick list to showcase its numerous benefits:
Osteoporosis: As silica helps with the absorption of calcium, taking a silica supplement along with a calcium supplement can effectively offset chronic illnesses like osteoporosis, which are due to chronically depleted calcium stores.
Detoxifying the body
Revitalizing the skin
Promoting hair growth
As a cough decreasing agent
Fighting kidney stones and healing infections of the urinary tract
Reducing inflammation in the intestines and stomach
Protecting vital lung tissue from pollution and restoring its elasticity
Normalizing hemorrhoidal tissue
Preventing side-effects of menopause like stress
Eliminating bacteria and parasites
Such a powerful force of action begs the question: how can a product do so much without it hurting the organism?
Diatomaceous Earth Is Completely Safe
For example, DE makes your body bug-free, not with a chemical but by physical action. The hundreds of particles that attack the insect are so small, so microscopic, they cause no harm whatsoever to people or pets. So it’s completely safe to ingest orally, as long as it’s food grade! It can also be an ingredient in natural toothpastes such as this one :
How to Use Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
#1: Internal Use
First week: 1 teaspoon of DE in a glass of water or favorite juice, first thing in the morning (the body needs time to get used to it).
Week 2, 3, and 4: 1 tablespoon of DE in a glass of water, again, first thing in the morning.
The following is only if you wish to do a full detox or have a parasitic infection
For the next 3 months, take 2-3 tablespoons of DE every single day.
Note: drink a lot of water to help flush out toxic metals and dead parasites out of your system.
#2: External Use
Step 1: Mix diatomaceous earth and some water in a bowl (roughly 1 part DE to 3 parts water).
Step 2: Choose whether you prefer a mask or a facial scrub. If you want a mask, just add more of DE to the mixture. If you want a scrub, just add more water to dilute the solution even more.
Step 3: Whatever you have decided, spread the mixture across your forehead, your nose, your chin, and your cheeks.
Step 4: Leave it on your face for 2-5 minutes, allowing it to dry.
Step 5: Finally, thoroughly wash your face with some water and a wash cloth. And that’s it, my friend. You should be good to go now—your skin, delicately exfoliated by the sweet action of diatomaceous earth.
NATURAL SOLUTIONS’ BODY HEALING CLEANSE TO ELIMINATE VIRUSES AND BACTERIA
A simple, straight-forward 40 day recipe for restored health
For the next four weeks consume raw organic fruits and vegetables, with an emphasis on keeping fat intake low.
Limit salt intake, only a sprinkle of Himalayan salt to a dish as needed.
Stay hydrated with plenty of water, coconut water, herbal tea and or fresh juices. Drink one cup at a time as the body cannot absorb more.
This is just a sample menu, you can swap the lunch and dinner dishes. Or eat two salads. Or have a smoothie for lunch or dinner. Eat as many greens as you like
BREAKFAST Make a fruit smoothie for breakfast.
A good blend is:- three bananas, two dates, and one cup of berries. Papayas, pears and mangoes make delicious additions. Other healthy smoothies include greens like spinach, kale, or cilantro, celery or barley grass juice extract powder.
MID MORNINGHave another fruit smoothie or make two servings in the morning and have the second now.
LUNCHMake a salad with spinach, lettuce, and cucumbers as the base, and then toss in the fruits of your choice. Berries sliced mangoes, papaya chunks, grapes, and orange or grapefruit segments. Add garlic or ginger to taste.
SUPPER Spinach soup, as an example choice:- here you combine two bunches of spinach, three medium or large tomatoes or equal quantity of cherry or grape tomatoes, the juice of one orange, one stalk of celery and a small handful of cilantro and clove of garlic. Add basil or other herbs that appeal. You can serve this over cucumber noodles. If you are still hungry after dinner; snack on apple and date.
This is just example menu – the idea is no flesh foods, and no fat or dairy for the four weeks. During this process your cells will release toxins. You may experience unpleasant emotional and physical sensations as part of the detoxification. The bloodstream will purify itself. Your Liver will start to do its work.
You will need extra rest during this period. After you finish this healing protocol, introduce foods slowly, but keep to pure and natural (no processed). Humankind depends on fruit for overall good health.
Please see sample menu list below.
The Tree of Life was an ancient symbol of interconnection, fertility and eternal life. Fruit is part of our essence, a basic element of who we are. We cannot survive without fruit on this planet. It outweighs the nutrition of any other food. We have the understanding to avoid processed sugar because diseases can potentially feed on it, but the trouble is that too many people see fruit as a source of harm because of the sugars it contains. Fruit is anti cancerous, it actually fights cancer more effectively than any other food, and anyone with cancer or overcoming any ailment who removes fruit from their diet is giving up their most powerful natural weapon against the very disease they are trying to eliminate. Not only does fruit fight cancer, it kills all types of viruses and bacteria, and certain fruits such as bananas, wild blueberries, apples and papayas are the most powerful natural destroyers of viruses on earth.
It is vital to ensure gut health, which is essential to a healthy immune system. For example the pectin in apples, and the skin pulp and fiber in figs and dates are exceptionally effective at destroying and/or clearing out anything that doesn’t belong in the intestinal tract, including fungi such as Candida, (yes fruit kills candida cells) worms and other parasites. Another misconception is that fruit sugar hinders the liver.
Almost all liver diseases are protein and fat related, because viruses thrive on protein and fat. The best way to get someone over liver diseases and or hepatitis C is to feed them solely fruits and vegetables.
Hypoglycemia often starts because of a dysfunctional liver that’s lost its store of glucose due to a diet too high in fat and protein. Women need enough fruit so they can avoid fatigue, cancers, tumours, viruses , and other illnesses.
So whatever you may be suffering from, or healing from, a s your body to eliminate stored toxins, chemicals and diseased cells. It will leave you feeling far more energetic and ‘light’. As with any detox program, you may experience headaches or other symptoms as your body adjusts.
View the wholly natural range of remedies from Natsolve (Natural Solutions) at this link :
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.
(NaturalNews) Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most important systems of the human body — the commensal bacteria colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here’s how:
The Loyola University Health System in Chicago discovered that certain Bacillus bacteria in the digestive tract form spores during times of stress. When these bacteria spores meet B lymphocytes from the immune system, the molecules bind, activating the B cells to reproduce faster. This action prompts the rapid reproduction of antibodies to help fight against viral and bacterial infections. This science is the future of boosting human immune systems.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy
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Natural probiotics such as water and milk kefir, kombucha and cultured vegetables:
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Probiotics will replace vaccines
One day, vaccines will be considered junk philosophy altogether, because they do nothing to encourage commensal bacteria to thrive or stimulate the natural production of antibodies for all possible infections. Vaccines are theoretically one-mode immune system stimulants that target only one strain of virus at a time. (This can only encourage viruses to mutate, putting the immune system at greater risk to wild type viruses.)
Just think — modern medicine may one day embrace powerful probiotic supplements to encourage the colonization of helpful bacteria. It’s these probiotics that respond to stress in the body, activating the immune system against all infections. There won’t be a need for dozens of one-mode vaccinations that contain harmful additives. The end of the vaccine era is coming.
If anything, modern medicine is waging war against the human immune system right now, not only suppressing it with vaccine adjuvants and metals but also destroying it at the bacteria level. Antibiotics, which destroy both the bad and commensal bacteria, are waging a war on the human immune system, by ravaging the very bacteria colonies that accelerate the reproduction of antibodies!
This is why probiotics are so important, especially if one is antibiotic-, glyphosate- or vaccine-damaged. These probiotic species are the real brain behind the immune system. If we are constantly wiping these colonies out, then our immune system suffers in the long run.
Probiotic strain cures peanut allergies in 80 percent of children
Now scientists in Australia at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute are finding out that probiotics are the biggest step toward curing fatal peanut allergies in children. The 30 children involved in this study were allergic to peanuts at the onset. During the 18-month study, the children were given both peanut flour and a probiotic called Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After a year and a half, 80 percent of the children were able to tolerate peanuts. It appears that Lactobacillus rhamnosus is the missing piece of the children’s immune systems. Lead researcher Mimi Tang said the families involved in the study were so impressed with the probiotic treatment that they said it “changed their lives.”
Indeed, understanding the commensal bacteria system in the human body and supplementing with the appropriate bacteria could cure various allergies and protect the body from multiple pathogens.
“These findings provide the vital first step towards developing a cure for peanut allergy and possibly for all food allergies,” Mimi Tang told Melbourne’s Herald Sun. “It will be a major advance for medical science if we can find a treatment that is curative. It will change the lives completely for children and adults who have peanut allergies,” she said.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus is often found in yogurt, but the amount used in the study was highly concentrated and was equivalent to 44 pounds of yogurt. By the end of the 18-month study, the children were able to tolerate up to 14 peanuts per day or four grams of peanut protein. The normal recovery rate during this time period is only 4 percent. The probioticLactobacillus rhamnosus boosts recovery from a meager 4 percent to an astounding 80 percent.
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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,
Superbug NDM could ‘change face of healthcare’ experts warn
Cases of a superbug that can break down antibiotics and could ‘change the face of healthcare as we know it’ have risen exponentially in the last five years, Government experts warn.
A study by Public Health England found that most bacteria carrying the NDM enzyme were resistent to the ‘last resort’ antibiotics
Only one drug, from the 1950s, remains effective against infections carrying New Delhi metallo, and it will soon become resistant to that as well, researchers said.
Government scientists revealed samples of NDM in the UK have increased from 6 in 2008 to 148 in 2013.
They warned the bug has the potential to change the face of healthcare as we know it, by making many routine operations and cancer treatments too dangerous and mean everyday infections
The bug was imported into the UK by patients having surgery and other medical treatments in India.
study by Public Health England found that most bacteria carrying the NDM enzyme wereresistent to the ‘last resort’ antibiotics called carbapenems and three quarters of samples were resistant to another group of powerful antibiotics.
One drug, colistin, did work against nine out of ten samples of NDM. However this drug, developed in the 1950s, will only work for a limited time as resistance will eventually develop against this too, it was warned.
Professor Anthony Kessel, Director of Public Health Strategy at PHE, said: “The results of this study are a stark reminder of the issue that we are facing with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Having only one antibiotic available for treating patients with this resistance mechanism and limited effectiveness with a further three represents a great challenge for the future of healthcare as we know it.
“PHE has a comprehensive programme of work to tackle antibiotic resistance that contributes to the new cross-government national strategy. We are actively working with our stakeholders to address the issue of resistance head on as this is one of the most pressing ealthcare issues of our time.”
This paper is published online in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Professor Neil Woodford, Head of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated
Infections Reference Unit at PHE, said: “Since it was the first recognised in 2008, the NDM resistance mechanism has spread around the world and into many different types of bacteria, which
remain susceptible to very few antibiotics.
“This shows both the enormous international challenge in tackling antibiotic resistance and the gravity of the situation for treating serious infections. “Some affected UK patients had travel-related risk factors, but cases in the community setting show the potential for these resistant bacteria to spread even further. “We are right to be worried, this organism is in the premiership of superbugs.”
Most bacteria with the NDM enzymes were Klebsiella, followed by E. coli. Most of us carry these bacteria harmlessly in our guts, but they can cause infections if they get into the bloodstream or urinary tract. There are a number of different resistance mechanisms and these make reatment much harder.