I have recently come across ads all over the net for colloidal silver. Many people who are worried about flu pandemics and don't want to take a flu vaccine or perhaps consider that taking an antibiotic for primary or secondary bacterial infection will compromise the immune system, are looking at ways of boosting the immune system. Colloidal silver seems to be gaining in popularity and is selling like never before world-wide.
So, while the media is screaming about the present swine flu outbreak and Janet Napolitano of the United States Homeland Security is telling us there is another more dangerous pandemic on the way, it's worth taking a look at colloidal silver as one of the alternatives to vaccines and anti-viral drugs.
The head of the World Health Organisation hit back at critics who have accused it of over-reaction to the swine flu crisis, warning it may return “with a vengeance” in the months ahead.
In her first extensive media interview since alerting the world to a potential flu pandemic nine days ago, Margaret Chan, the agency’s director-general, told the Financial Times that the end of the flu season in the northern hemisphere meant an initial outbreak could be milder but then a second wave more lethal, as happened in 1918.
Financial Times London
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A Natural Antibiotic - Nature's Alternative to Antibiotics - Homeopathic.
In the early 1900's an antibacterial solution called Colloidal Silver became the choice of medical practitioners. It proved to be enormously effective against infectious organisms and extremely safe to use, without the negative side effects associated with many drugs. But Colloidal Silver became increasingly expensive and the pharmaceutical companies developed antibiotics as we know them today. Silver took a back seat. However, as usual, as we deviate from nature, unforeseen problems develop. Forty years after the advent of antibiotics, many types of disease-causing organisms have built an immunity to their action.
Over the years the medical establishment has reported on the new strains of " Super Bugs" that cannot be destroyed by antibiotics. Newsweek Magazine reported in March 28, 1994 that in 1992, 13,000 hospital patients died of infections that resisted every drug doctors tried. Also a well known fact is the detrimental effect of antibiotics on the naturally occurring flora in the colon. Colloidal Silver does not disturb this very necessary environment.
Fortunately, the timely re-emergence of Colloidal Silver due to new technology and much reduced costs in production, may prove to be one of the best remedies that the public now has to protect themselves. " And now it's silver that is finding wholly new uses as a wonder in modern medicine... perhaps it soon will be recognised as OURMIGHTIEST GERM FIGHTER." (Science Digest, March1978.)
Silver is considered to be one of the most universal antibiotic substances known. Jim Powell reported in the Science Digest article quoted above, that an antibiotic kills perhaps 7 different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is non-toxic! The comeback of silver in medicine began in the 1970's. The late Dr. Carl Moyer, chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better treatment for burn victims. Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis, as the chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons to find an antisepticstrong enough, yet safe, to use over larger areas of the body. Dr. Margrafreviewed 22 antiseptic compounds and found drawbacks in all of them. (SILVERIS USED IN ALL MAJOR BURN CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES. UCLA MEDICAL LABSFOUND IT EFFECTIVE ON EVERY VIRUS THEY TESTED IT ON.)
He noted that many of these antibiotics were ineffective against a number of harmful bacteria, including the biggest killer in burn cases - greenish blue bacterium called Pseudomon as acruginose. Extensive trials proved silver to be the most effective and is currently used in all major burn centres in the United States. In 1834, the German obstetrician F. Crede administered 1% silver nitrate to the eyes of new-born infants, virtually eliminating the incidence of disease causing blindness in new-born babies. However, it was not until the late 1800's that Western scientists were able to prove what had been known in Eastern medicine for thousands of years...that silver was a proven germ fighter! Once the discovery was made that the body's chief fluids were colloidal in nature, the endless possibilities which could occur from the use of colloids in medicine were recognised. As a result, a silver solution known as Colloidal Silver became widely used in medicine as one of the main-stays of antimicrobial treatment, until money became an issue. " What we actually have done, was rediscover that silver kills bacteria", stated Dr. Robert Becker M. D. "Itis non-toxic in micro-concentrations of 3-5 parts per million."
WHAT IS COLLOIDAL SILVER
Colloidal Silver is a tasteless, odourless, non-toxic, pure, natural substance consisting of sub-microscopic clusters of silver particles, suspended by a tiny electric charge placed on each particle, within a suitable liquid. The molecule's size usually ranges from 0.01 to about 0.001 micron in diameter (very small). The particles do not settle but remain suspended since the electric charge exerts more force than gravity on each particle. Colloidal is the form of choice since the body must convert a crystalline solution to colloidal before it can be used. Taken daily, it is a powerful adjunct to our immune systems, by killing harmful disease-causing organisms, and aids healing.
Silver and all minerals are obtained from food we eat. This comes directly from organic soil containing living organisms. These organisms assist in making the minerals available to the vegetation. However, if we eat fruit and vegetables grown on chemical fertilisers, as most plants are grown today, we do not get the necessary quantity of vitamins, minerals and trace elements which occur in organically grown foods. This results in deficiencies which progress over time resulting in an impaired immune function. The results are diseases of ageing. Dr.Robert Backer noticed a correlation between low silver levels and sickness; colds, flu, etc. Some Biochemists suspect that a silver deficiency is possibly one of the main reasons cancer exists and is increasing at such a rapidrate today. Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, hasused silver in his cancer treatment for many years. He says it has brought on rapid remission in many patients whom other doctors had given up on.
HOW DOES COLLOIDAL SILVER WORK?
According to medical journals from around the world, it disables the particular enzyme that all one-celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. Colloidal Silver co-mingles with the blood and enters the cells to seek out and destroy harmful organisms. It suffocates them in six minutes or less, after initial contact. This phenomenon was recently demonstrated in tests at UCLA Medical Lab. Trace amounts protect and strengthen the immune system.
USES OF COLLOIDAL SILVER
Several decades of clinical use of Silver have been proven in the treatment of burns, and for eye, ear, nose, throat, vaginal, rectal and urinary tract infections. Silver has been prescribed in medicine as an aid to the brain, reproductive disorders in women and the circulatory system. It has been used as a remedy for mentalim balances, sleepwalking and anorexia nervosa. Additional uses include the treatment of AIDS, allergies, anthrax bacilli, arthritis, parasites, blood poisoning, boils, wounds of the cornea, chronic fatigue, cerebro-spinalmeningitis, candida, cholera, colitis, cystitis, diabetes, diphtheria, dysentery, enlarged prostate, gonorrhoea, herpes, hepatitis, infantile diseases, lesions, leukaemia, lupus, lyme disease, rheumatism, ringworm, shingles, skin cancer, staph and strep infections, stomach flu, thyroid conditions, tonsillitis, toxemia, stomach ulcers, warts and whooping cough to name a few.
Historically, the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and peoples around the world throughout history have used silver in one form or another to preserve food and water. Silver has historically been one of man's most reliable tools in supporting the immune system against various germ caused maladies, even before man knew what germs were.
Silver inhibits the growth of one-celled organisms by deactivating the organism's oxygen metabolism enzymes, destroys the organism's cell membranes and stopping the replication of the organism's DNA. This is a completely natural reaction to silver by these organisms and is not chemically manipulated by man.
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