The Mighty Disease Fighter
by Donald Appel
We are rapidly losing the battle against disease. More and more diseases are becoming resistant to all antibiotics: such as Tuberculosis and Staph. Then, there are the new diseases that are emerging: such as AIDS, Lyme Disease, E. Coli, Ebola, Hepatitis A. According to Dr. James Hughes, director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, "Microbes have evaluation on their side. An Army of deadly bacteria has learned to get around our defenses."
During the past sixty years, Americans have become complacent believing they have the "big guns" of antibiotics that can virtually cure any ailment. Yet, in 1992, 13,300 hospital patients died of infections that resisted every drug tried. Trying to cripple bacteria's defenses will not do more than buy us another five to ten years. It appeares, that it would be best to abandon antibiotics altogether in favor of different kinds of approaches.
Science Digest suggested an answer in the March, 1978 article titled "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter." This article by Jim Fowel stated, "Thanks to eye opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modem medicine. Antibiotics kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some six hundred-and-fifty. Resistance strains fail to develop. More ever, silver is virtually nontoxic
Dr. Henry Crooks, in his book, "Use of Colloids in Health and Disease" says, "In laboratory test, It was found that all fungus, virus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus and all pathogenic organisms were killed in three or four minutes. In fact, there is no known microbe that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes."
In "Colloidal Silver" by the Association for Colloidal Research, it reported that: Medical Journal Reports and documented studies spanning one hundred years, indicated no known side effects from oral or I.V. administration of properly manufactured Colloidal Silver in animal or human testing.
This is not a new medication. Since the 1800's until 1938, the medical profession used silver in the colloidal state to successfully treat a variety of diseases. The main draw back then, was that it was expensive to manufacture. With advent of the much cheaper Penicillin, doctors switched to using the Pharmaceutical antibiotics.
If colloidal silver is so effective, why aren't doctors using it? Some are ...But on the whole, most doctors do not know of this so called "miracle medicine." Why not? Because doctors are highly trained in the use of antibiotics made by the pharmaceutical companies. The pharmaceutical companies spend an enormous amount of money making sure that the doctors are well informed about their products, while other products go unnoticed. Silver, on the other hand, is not patentable, so, there is no huge profit in promoting it. And besides, it appears that silver can replace all antibiotics.
What is colloidal silver? It is pure silver, such as used in jewelry, reduced to a very small size. It is so small that literally floats in a liquid, such as pure water. A solid substance suspended in a liquid is said to be in a colloidal state.
The list of diseases that colloidal silver can cure seems endless. Some are: AIDS, allergies, bladder infection, blood parasites, cancer, cholera, dandruff, diabetes, colds, flue; the list goes on and on. For older persons, there is a characteristic of colloidal silver that is of utmost importance. It will create a second immune system if taken internally on a regular basis. As we age our immune system diminishes in effectiveness by about one percent per year. By the time we are sixty-five, the immune system is dangerously diminished. Taking colloidal silver regularly will give you the immune system of your youth, and better.
It is always best to consult a "health practitioner" when taking any medication. Be sure to select a practitioner that is familiar with the use of colloidal silver.
Get Into Shape With Colloidal Silver
If it’s time to get into shape and turn your health around, you will need
a full program to assist you in the quest. One of the easiest prongs
you can add to an overall plan for improving your health requires
nothing more than working colloidal silver into your routine.
Colloidal silver is a natural supplement that can help you boost immune system function. It can also be very beneficial for fighting off illnesses and infections if they are already present. Created when water and pure silver particles are bound together with a positive electrical charge, colloidal silver is a natural germ fighter. It works in the body by blocking chemical respiration in microorganisms. This means they can’t live, but you can enjoy better health.
As colloidal silver works to help you fight off illness more effectively, there are other things you can do to improve your health. Getting into peak shape can take some time, but they effort can pay off in big ways.
Some of the things you will likely want to include in your routine include eating right and exercising. A low-fat diet that is high in nutrient content and light on calories can be very useful for helping improve your health. Exercising on a regular basis, daily if possible, is also an essential undertaking. Exercise, by the way, doesn’t mean having to go to a gym. You could easily garden, play in the backyard or just go for a swim and still gain benefits.
When it’s time to get into shape, the body needs to be addressed from the inside out. Working colloidal silver into the mix can give you a boost
Improve Immune System Function With Colloidal Silver
The systems of the body must work hard every day to keep people going strong. When they work as they should, people stay healthy. If something goes wrong, all sorts of problems can arise.
Considering the millions of microorganisms the average person comes into contact with on a daily basis, the immune system might be one of the hardest working. Giving it a break and helping it do its job even better is possible. Colloidal silver can help.
Colloidal silver is a natural supplement that is used to both prevent and treat infections. It can help people bolster their immune systems, as well. When it is worked into daily routine, the immune system won’t be able to go off the clock, but it can function more effectively and efficiently.
Created when water and pure silver particles are combined, colloidal silver is a natural germ killer. It works by creating an environment that germs simply do not thrive in. When colloidal silver comes into contact with harmful germs, it stops chemical respiration from happening. This means infectious microorganisms cannot survive, multiply and give the immune system a run for its money.
Despite years of use by people all over the globe, colloidal silver remains a powerful tool to use in the fight against illness. While many antibiotics have lost their potency, colloidal silver remains effective against many of the same germs it has been fighting for years. This is because colloidal silver works so quickly that is very hard for microorganisms to develop immunities to it.
When the immune system performs at its peak, people tend to stay healthy. Colloidal silver can give it a little help along the way.
Colloidal Silver: An Alternative to Antibiotics
Colloidal silver has been shown to revert cancer cells back to normal — and kill harmful bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds in as little as 4 minutes.
Colloidal silver refers to microscopic colloids of silver suspended in an aqueous solution, such as demineralized water. Colloids are technically defined as particles which remain suspended for an indefinite period of time in liquid — without dissolving, or forming an ionic solution.
Lower concentrations of colloidal silver (30 parts per million or less) are typically manufactured using an electrolysis process, whereas higher concentrations (50 ppm or more) are usually either silver compounds, or are solutions that have been bound with a protein to disperse the particles.
The therapeutic use of colloidal silver goes back hundreds of years. It has long been used as an internal medication to treat a wide variety of diseases. Before the advent of penicillin and the discovery of conventional antibiotics (methicillin, vancomycin, etc.), colloidal silver was one of the leading antimicrobial remedies available. Its use was discontinued in the 1940s due to the introduction of modern antibiotics.
Negative press on colloidal silver usage
Public concern erupted when a high-profile case of argyria appeared in association with the use of colloidal silver. Argyria is an extremely rare phenomenon that occurs when silver accumulates in the tissue under the skin, causing a blue or grayish tint — which is a cosmetic problem, rather than a life-threatening one.
In December 2007, there was a highly publicized story of Paul Karason, a California man whose skin gradually turned blue after consuming gallons of colloidal silver per week — for many years.
To reiterate, argyria has only occurred in a small handful of cases in the long history of colloidal silver usage. It is believed by many in the alternative health field that the hype surrounding argyria is nothing more than negative propaganda used by Big Pharma to discourage the use of colloidal silver.
That’s because colloidal silver is the only ‘natural’ broad-spectrum germ-killer that can kill virtually any known virus — including AIDS, H5N1 (Avian Influenza), SARS, Anthrax — and potentially save millions of lives. Obviously, it then poses a threat to the earnings of the pharmaceutical and medical industries.
There are no known side effects to taking colloidal silver daily when one follows the manufacturer’s suggested use or a physician’s advice. Colloidal silver is sold as a dietary supplement by many health food stores and online retailers. For those who want to make their own colloidal silver, generators and electrolysis equipment are available on this sites STORE.
Colloidal silver can be used topically or internally. For health maintenance and protection from colds, flu and other infectious diseases, a daily dose of 1 tablespoon is recommended. For existing infectious conditions, you might want to take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day; and as the condition improves, the dosage can be tapered down to 2 tablespoons a day, and subsequently, once a day.
For burns or sores, soak a cotton ball in colloidal silver and apply it on the wound using a bandage to keep it in place. This method has also been used to treat warts.
Many women suffering from vaginal yeast infection have received immediate results from using a douche solution consisting of 1 tablespoon of colloidal silver mixed in with 8 oz. of water.
Colloidal Silver a Suitable Alternative to Antibiotics
Often times, antibiotics do help in causing symptoms to temporarily disappear. Yet, it is well known that antibiotics leave behind a host of resistant organisms in the human body. These resistant organisms reappear at a later date, thereby compromising the immune system.
A study conducted by Dr. Ron Leavitt of Brigham Young University (BYU) tested colloidal silver against antibiotics such as tetracyclines, fluorinated quinolones (Ofloxacin), the penicillins, the cephalosporins (Cefaperazone) and the macrolides (Erythromycin) on microbes such as streptococcuses, pneumonia, E. coli, salmonella, and shigella.
As reported by Deseret News (5/16/2000), Dr. Leavitt concluded that a quality colloidal silver may serve as a suitable antibiotic alternative. Deseret News also quotes Dr. Leavitt as saying: “The data suggests that with the low toxicity associated with colloidal silver, in general, and the broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity of this colloidal silver preparation, this preparation may be effectively used as an alternative to antibiotics.”
In the 1990s, there was a resurgence of interest in colloidal silver because it was marketed as an alternative medicine. Since then, colloidal silver has been administered in different ways for specific purposes. It has been gargled, atomized or inhaled into the nose or lungs, dropped into eyes or ears, and used vaginally and anally. Unconfirmed research shows the use of colloidal silver in the treatment of cancer, hepatitis C, sinusitis, acne, yeast infections, flu, gangrene, colds and other viral and bacterial infections…
Silver is a trace element that the body requires for good health. A deficiency of silver leads to a host of health problems. When silver levels are low or non-existent, for instance, cancer cells tend to proliferate. When a sufficient amount of silver is introduced, however, it safely and quickly kills the microbes inside the cancer cells, thereby causing cancer cells to revert back into normal cells!
Colloidal silver also shows promise as a possible treatment or cure for AIDS and herpes. In full-blown AIDS, the body’s immune system is suppressed, making it susceptible to a wide variety of diseases. Colloidal silver offers a non-toxic supplement for wide spectrum immune system support.
Laboratory tests show that colloidal silver killed not only the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in a test tube or Petri dish — but also destroyed every virus, harmful bacteria, yeast and mold — in as little as 4 minutes.
It is important to note that colloidal silver only attacks harmful bacteria and pathogens, which are anaerobic in nature — and will not harm the “friendly” aerobic bacteria (such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria), which the body needs.
Furthermore, the mechanism by which colloidal silver attacks bacteria is indirect, as follows: It disables the enzyme that the anaerobic bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds require to survive, thereby suffocating them — without causing harm to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body, including those that have become resistant to antibiotics. There is virtually no chance of bacteria developing resistance to colloidal silver.
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FDA Clears Silver-Coated Breathing Tube for Marketing
Reduces Risk of Pneumonia for Patients Using Ventilators
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has cleared for marketing a breathing tube coated with a thin layer of silver. The coating, a material known to have antimicrobial properties, reduces the risk that patients on ventilators will acquire pneumonia while in the hospital.
The Agento endotracheal tube, manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc., is intended for patients who must rely on a ventilator to breathe for 24 hours or more.
Patients requiring such a breathing support system are at risk of exposure to hospital-acquired bacteria that can build up on the breathing tube or pass through the tube to their lungs, eventually causing a lung infection known as ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
Fifteen percent of the patients on ventilators develop VAP every year and 26,000 die from the infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Patients who require ventilator support are at increased risk for pneumonia, which poses a significant public health issue. This product can help to lower this risk," said Daniel Schultz, M.D., director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Silver has been known for its antimicrobial properties for decades and has been used for this purpose on several types of devices. This is the first endotracheal tube coated with silver.
In a multicenter clinical trial comparing the Agento breathing tube to an uncoated tube, the percentage of patients who developed pneumonia was reduced from 7.5 percent to 4.8 percent. The Agento also delayed the onset of pneumonia.
The FDA in July issued a proposed guidance document on antimicrobial device submissions stating that when companies claim their product reduces or prevents device-related infections, the claim should be supported by such clinical data.
C.R. Bard is located in Murray Hill, N.J.
Colloidal Silver Lifes Little Secret
Silver has had some medicinal uses going back for centuries. The Phoenicians are said to have stored water, wine, and vinegar in silver bottles to prevent spoiling. In the early 1900s, people would put silver coins in milk bottles to prolong the milk's freshness. Hippocrates, the "father of medicine", wrote that silver had beneficial healing and antidisease properties. In the early 1900s, silver gained regulatory approval as an antimicrobial agent. Prior to the introduction of antibiotics, colloidal silver was used as a germicide and disinfectant. Physicians used it as an eyedrop for ophthalmic problems, for various infections, and sometimes internally for diseases such as tropical sprue, epilepsy, gonorrhea, and the common cold. Colloidal silver preparations (CSP) were used to treat or prevent gonorrhea and gonorrheal conjunctivitis.. Although "silver products were infrequently promoted for oral use, benefits have been even more questionable." With the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent diminished. One well known, highly successful, brand name, silver colloid product in the period before 1940 was Argyrol.
Silver and most silver compounds have an oligodynamic effect and are toxic for bacteria, algae, and fungi in vitro. The oligodynamic effect is typical for heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, The antibacterial action of silver is dependent on the silver ion. The effectiveness of silver compounds as an antiseptic is based on the ability of the biologically active silver ion (Ag+) to irreversibly damage key enzyme systems in the cell membranes of pathogens. The antibacterial action of silver has long been known to be enhanced by the presence of an electric field.
Electrolytically-dissolved silver has been used as a water disinfecting agent, for example, the drinking water supplies of the Russian Mir orbital station and the International Space Station.. The World Health Organization includes silver in a colloidal state produced by electrolysis of silver electrodes in water, and colloidal silver in water filters as two of a number of water disinfection methods specified to provide safe drinking water in developing countries. Along these lines, a ceramic filtration system coated with silver particles has been created by Ron Rivera of Potters for Peace and used in developing countries for water disinfection.
In World War I, before the advent of antibiotics, silver compounds were used to prevent and treat infections. Silver compounds continue to be used in external preparations as antiseptics, including silver nitrate, which can be used in dilute solution as eyedrops to prevent conjunctivitis in newborn babies. Silver nitrate is also sometimes used in dermatology in solid stick form as a caustic ("lunar caustic") to treat certain skin conditions, such as corns and warts.
According to Atiyeh et al. (2007), "The gold standard in topical burn treatment is silver sulfadiazine (Ag-SD), a useful antibacterial agent for burn wound treatment". They do note, however, that silver-impregnated dressings do sometimes result in a slower healing process. Silver sulfadiazine cream (SSD Cream) replaced colloidal silver as the most common delivery system for using silver on the surface of burn wounds to control infection in the 1970s.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a range of different silver-impregnated wound dressings.
Laboratory studies at the Biochemical Materials Research and Development Center of Jiaxing College, China, have shown silver-containing alginate fibres provide a sustained release of silver ions when in contact with wound exudates, and are “highly effective against bacteria”. A study administered by the Hull York Medical School found an antimicrobial barrier dressing containing silver provided “a highly effective and reliable barrier to the spread of MRSA into the wider hospital.
More recently, dressings incorporating nanocrystalline silver or activated silver-impregnated substances have become available, which deliver higher concentrations of the active silver ion. As of 2006, more "than 10 dressings containing pure silver" were available. In particular, silver is being used with alginate, a naturally occurring biopolymer derived from seaweed, in a range of products designed to prevent infections as part of wound management procedures, particularly applicable to burn victims.
Wound dressings containing silver are increasing in importance due to the increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which has imposed clinical limits on the use of antibiotics. Chopra states topical silver is regaining popularity in the management of open wounds, “due largely to the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and the resultant reduction in first-line antibiotic prescribing”, and “[s]ome silver-based dressings appear to provide an effective alternative to antibiotics in the management of wound infection.” Silver has proven broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that includes antibiotic-resistant bacteria, with minimal toxicity toward mammalian cells at low concentrations, and has a less likely tendency than antibiotics to induce resistance due to its activity at multiple bacterial target sites.
However, some sources still hold that the evidence for the effectiveness of silver-treated dressings is mixed, as the evidence is marred by the poor quality of the trials used to assess these products. Consequently, a systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration found insufficient evidence to recommend the use of silver-treated dressings to treat infected wounds.