Healing with Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver is a liquid suspension of microscopic particles of silver.
A colloid is technically defined as particles which remain suspended without forming an ionic, or dissolved solution. The broader commercial definition of “colloidal silver” includes products that contain various concentrations of ionic silver, silver colloids, ionic silver compounds or bound proteins in purified water.
Silver has been used for healing purposes and for treating diseases as far back in recorded time as 4000 B.C.
Eastern Persian records specifically mention the practice of placing water in silver vessels, and the ancient Babylonian and Greek civilizations were fully aware of silver’s ability to disinfect.
Furthermore, the Romans reported the use of silver compounds for medical treatment. It continued to be used as a remedy during the Middle Ages in order to treat open wounds in battle and the Ayurvedic physicians of India continue to use it to this day.
Silverware or a silver coin was kept in the drinking water and the milk in order to prevent spoilage before the days of refrigeration. The early settlers used silver, and many people remember their grandparents placing silver dollars in milk in order to prolong its freshness at room temperature.
Members of royalty were called bluebloods due to the silver content in their blood and the blueness of their skin. When eating, the royalty used almost exclusively silver plates, bowls and utensils.
They essentially digested large particles of silver over an extended period of time, which created a permanent discoloration of the skin, due to the excessive silver deposits. This condition is known today as Argyria.
The Blue Man Fraud
By now nearly everyone has seen the story about Paul Karason who the news media has dubbed “The Blue Man”.
Although the news media has continually said that he was taking colloidal silver, nothing could be further from the truth.
The Blue Man story became a major media disinformation event which was produced by a public relations firm and paid for by a pharmaceutical interest. The purpose of this campaign was to scare the public away from using colloidal silver products.
The tactic was to claim that the Blue Man’s condition was caused by his use of colloidal silver thus implying that anyone who uses colloidal silver would suffer a similar fate. The entire story as presented is a study in blatant misrepresentation.
The fact is that Paul has a condition called argyria that turns the skin a blue-gray color. He got this condition by taking his homemade silver compound that was mostly a highly concentrated ionic silver solution. When he prepared the solution he believed he was making colloidal silver.
He was not making colloidal silver. To make the solution even more dangerous, he added salt to the brew and then used electrolysis to make a high concentration of silver chloride with large particles which is well known to cause argyria.
He further applied the compound to his skin causing him to become an internal and external photographic plate.
To finish himself off, he used a tanning bed to “fix” the silver in his body.
The moral of the story is to know the difference between true colloidal silver and ionic silver or silver proteins, and don’t try to make either at home! (True colloidal silver cannot be made at home.)
The Blue Man charade demonstrates once again that the mass media cannot be trusted to report anything that even resembles a truthful “news” story.
However, there is no danger of Argyria occurring today, as long as you are using properly prepared Colloidal Silver.
As recently as the 1930s, silver nitrate was routinely used by American hospitals in the eyes of newborn babies as a protection against blindness in case the mother had contracted a venereal disease, and is still used today in many countries.
The March 1978 issue of Science Digest included an article entitled “Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter”, in which it stated that more than half of the world’s airlines used silver water filters as the method of choice for protecting passengers from water-born diseases, including British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France.
After reviewing 23 different water purification systems, NASA selected a silver-based system for the space shuttle, and Japan uses silver air purifiers. Prior to1938, (FDA – Food & Drug Act).
Colloidal Silver was administered orally, rectally, vaginally and intravenously, or atomized into the nose, lungs and eyes, as well as topically in the form of throat gargles, eye drops and douches for the treatment of open wounds and burns.
For more effective topical use, Colloidal Silver can be mixed with natural vegetable glycerin or aloe vera. Medical research has documented that Colloidal Silver promotes more rapid healing, with less scar tissue in cases involving severe burns.
Successes have been reported even in cases that have previously been unsuccessful by the medical establishment. Contemporary medical tests indicate no known adverse effects from the use of properly prepared Colloidal Silver, and there has never been a recorded case of adverse reactions or interaction with any other medication.
Silver has been employed for over 100 years against infections or infectious diseases. There are currently five different synthetic pharmaceuticals that utilize silver as one of the ingredients. Over 70% of the hospital burn units in the United States use a silver-based cream (Silvadene) as a preventative in order to treat infection in burn patients. This cream is extremely effective, has no known harmful side-effects and is non-irritating.
At the beginning of the 20th century, scientists discovered that the body’s most important fluids (both the blood and lymphatic fluids) are colloidal in nature, as suspended ultra-fine particles. For example, blood transports nutrients and oxygen to the bodily cells.
This scientific breakthrough in understanding paved the way towards endless possibilities for medical treatment. Silver was already a proven and accepted germ fighter, and Colloidal Silver became the mainstay in the treatment of infectious diseases. There were varying degrees of success which, we now know, were due to silver particles being too large, thereby never attaining the optimum microscopic size necessary for its effectiveness.
Another missing factor was that the silver particles must possess an electrical charge, and the results of many scientific studies and examples of its use were published in prestigious medical journals. In 1924, the first electro-colloidal silver was produced, and it proved to be far superior to what had been previously available, and was considered to be very High Tech at the time. Due to more advanced technical methods of production, today’s Colloidal Silver solutions are far superior than those produced prior to 1938, and at a mere fraction of the cost.
For centuries, the only known method for producing fine silver for human consumption was to grind it into a fine powder, either manually or chemically. The fine silver powder appeared to dissolve in water, however, it did not remain in suspension, and ultimately settled to the bottom of the container.
These particles also had the tendency to clump together, but the use of protein stabilizers correct this problem so that the particles settle more slowly.
However, they tend to block the effects of the silver particles. One problem with using chemical acids to grind the silver is the difficulty in removing the chemical from the solution, and trace amounts of those chemicals may be toxic to the consumer.
Colloidal Silver was in common use until 1938, and had proven itself to be useful against 650 different infectious diseases, but was very costly to produce at that time.
Today, advanced technology provides us with electro-colloidal solutions that produce even greater results. Unfortunately, the discovery and subsequent widespread use of Penicillin and other synthetic drug pharmaceuticals caused much of the rapid advancement of colloidal research to be set aside in favor of a new, fact-working, less costly, more toxic and potentially dangerous, more profitable industry controlled allopathic medical approach to treating disease.
The Food and Drug Administration currently classifies Colloidal Silver as a pre-1938 drug. A letter from the FDA dated September 13, 1991 states: “These products may continue to be marketed as long as they are advertised and labeled for the same use as in 1938, and as long as they are manufactured in the original manner.”
Antibiotics & Resistant Diseases:
Unfortunately, antibiotic-resistant diseases have reached epidemic proportions throughout the world, and the overall effectiveness of synthetic antibiotics is rapidly decreasing. As indicated by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, we are informed that over 70,000 people died in American hospitals in the year 2000 from infectious conditions that resisted conventional synthetic drugs. Common bacteria that lead to the onset of pneumonia, ear infections and many other diseases are evolving into forms that are untreatable by known synthetic drugs, thereby threatening to create a chilling post-antibiotic era that would be nothing short of a major medical disaster, according to Alexander Tomasz of Rockefeller University in New York. He states, “In the post-antibiotic world, the simplest infection could rapidly escalate into fatal illnesses.”
When a synthetic antibiotic is employed and fails to destroy even one pathogenic microbe (out of trillions), that microbe can reproduce itself and thereby create super microbes, which are constantly evolving into different and more lethal strains.
Some microbes can reproduce in as little as twenty minutes. Due to the excessive use of synthetic antibiotics by the medical establishment, strains of super microbe have been created that become immune to destruction by any synthetic antibiotic.
Furthermore, penicillin and related synthetic antibiotics produce harmful side-effects which lead to even greater problems, such as nausea, abdominal pain, Candidiasis, etc.
We are becoming immune to the selective synthetic antibiotics produced by the pharmaceutical companies, and the medical community has acknowledged this publicly for many years. On October 23, 1994, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Arsenal of Antibiotics Failing as Resistant Bacteria Develops”.
The article stated, “But in the last decade, a broad resistance to antibiotics has begun to emerge. And because bacteria can transfer genes among themselves, experts only expect the resistance to grow. The potential nightmare is an Andromeda strain, a super-microbe immune to all antibiotics that could wreck havoc.”
In a December 1996 article in Readers Digest entitled, “Warning: Antibiotics Could Endanger Your Child”, it is stated that “Antibiotic resistance appeared soon after the introduction of these synthetic drugs in the 1930s. Since then, more and more bacteria have become resistant to more and more antibiotics.” The article continues: “Last January, researchers at the Georgetown University School of Medicines Department of Pediatrics monitored 20 children taking amoxicillin daily to prevent ear infections. (Note: Dr. Fallon) The study indicated that while their risk of infection from a resistant germ was 20% before using the antibiotic, after a five-month regimen, they stood a 100% chance of contracting a super-bug, a fivefold increase in risk. Four months after those children were taken off amoxicillin, their risk level returned to its original point.”
The human body contains approximately .001% silver, and is normally obtained, along with all the other minerals required by the body, through the foods we consume. Organic gardening is called organic because it refers to living organisms in the soil, and there are billions of these organisms in a handful of soil which break down the minerals into a colloidal form that is then assimilated by the plant.
After we consume the plants, these colloidal minerals are assimilated directly into the bloodstream and transported to the various bodily organs in order to be properly utilized as nutrients. The minerals in the soil directly control cellular metabolism in humans, animals and plants. In the book entitled “Secrets of the Soil”, authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird explain in detail how malnutrition begins with the soil, and how trace minerals are insufficiently available for adequate nourishment because the soil has become so depleted, due to the usage of synthetic chemical poisons and overworked soil conditions.
Silver is one such trace mineral that has virtually disappeared from the soil, and deficiencies develop whenever we cannot obtain the quality and quantity of nutrients from the food we eat.
In his book entitled “The Body Electric”, Dr. Robert Becker, M.D. states that silver deficiency is responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. While analyzing hair samples and questioning the parties involved, Dr. Becker noted a correlation between low silver levels in the body and disease.
Those who maintained low silver levels were frequently sick, with innumerable colds, flu, fevers and other illnesses. Dr. Becker’s experiments concluded that silver destroys a wide range of pathogenic bacteria without damaging any of the cells of the body, and without any harmful side-effects.
Dr. Becker also states that silver ion (colloidal state) was accomplishing much more than just killing disease-causing organisms. It was also accelerating major growth stimulation in injured tissues. When exposed to silver, human fibroblast cells (which are able to multiply at an increased rate) then differentiate into the specialized cells of the organ or tissue-system that has been injured or damaged even in patients over fifty years old.
Furthermore, Dr. Becker discovered that cancer cells would transform back to normal cells in the presence of the silver ion, regardless of their location in the body. He therefore concluded that Colloidal Silver will regenerate damaged, old or worn out cellular tissue, eliminate cancerous cells, and any other diseased or abnormal condition.
He also observed that those patients with higher than average levels of silver ion present in their bodies, who suffered from severe burns, were able to more quickly regenerate the burn-damaged tissue, without the occurrence of scar tissue or any overload to their immune system.
Moreover, Colloidal Silver is especially well suited for use against many types of disease-producing organisms simultaneously, even the strains of pathogens and fungi that are highly resistant to synthetic antibiotics. Fantastic successes have been documented in many cases that were previously considered to be hopeless. Residue silver in the body more than doubles the capability of the immune system to destroy cancer cells and other disease-causing organisms, and the friendly bacteria in the intestines (the intestinal flora) are not adversely affected.
Uses of Colloidal Silver
While studying the regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs in the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of “The Body Electric”, discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and destroy any surrounding pathogenic bacteria.
Extensive tests have been conducted with Colloidal Silver on a variety of pathogenic organisms, and the following results indicate that Colloidal Silver is a broad-spec anti-microbial agent. Tests included the following organisms:
E. coli, Food poisoning, ordinary tract infections, travelers diarrhea, infantile diarrhea, respiratory tract infections. Inhibited and destroyed at 2.5 ppm.
Various medical journals have also documented the uses of Colloidal Silver against the following pathogenic organisms: Anthrax bacilli, B. coli, B. coli communis, B. dysenteria, B. tuberculosis, Gonococcus, Paramecium, Pneumococci, Straphyloclysin, Straphiococcus pyogens albus, Straphiococcus pyogens aureus, Tinea versicolor, Vortic Aspergillus niger, Bacillus typhosus, Bovine Rotavirus, Candida albicans, Legionella pneumophilia, Poliovirus l1 (Sabin Strain), Salmonella, Vegetative B. cereus spores and Spore-Forming Bacteria.
During his last ten years of treating hundreds of clients with a variety of viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonias, he has personally observed the greatest successes with nebulizer treatments using a Colloidal Silver preparation.
The nebulizer allows the mineral to reach the lungs and kill any harmful bacteria and, with the recent anthrax threat, he believes that it can accomplish the same results with anthrax spores.
Dr. Marcial-Vega states, “We are continually filtering all types of bacteria through our lungs.” For the prevention of anthrax infection, he recommends a daily nebulizer treatment employing 4cc of Colloidal Silver. By following this protocol, he says that your body can most likely destroy the anthrax spores before you are even aware that you are exposed. Colloidal Silver may even be useful in the treatment of cutaneous anthrax when the preparation is applied directly to the affected area.
Dr. Marcial-Vega states that there are no concerns about using this type of treatment because Colloidal Silver has no toxicity and no adverse side-effects. He has used this form of treatment on infants, the elderly, and AIDS patients with pneumonia, and has seen great results.
All have responded quickly to the treatment even when no other approach appeared to help, and no one reported any adverse reactions. Nebulizers are widely employed in the treatment of asthma, and are readily available at retail stores nationwide. Each member of the family should have their own mask, and both adult and pediatric sizes are available as well. However, the entire family can share the nebulizer and the tubing.
List of Specific Uses
The following is a comprehensive listing of all ailments or disease-conditions that have been successfully treated by solutions of Colloidal Silver:
Acne, AIDS, Allergies, Angina, Anthrax, Appendicitis (Supportive post-operative), Arthritis, Athletes Foot, Axillae and Blind Boils of the Neck, Bladder Irritation or Inflamation, Blepharitis, Blood Poisoning, Boils, Burns or Wounds (Corneal), Cancer, Candida Albicans, Catarrh (Nasal & Nasopharyngeal), Catarrh (Spring), Cholera, Colds, Colitis, Conjunctivities (Gonorrheal), Conjunctivitis (Phlyctenular), Cough (Whooping), Cystitis (Chronic), Dacrocystitis, Dermatitis (due to Extreme Toxemia), Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diphtheria, Dysentery (Bacillary), Ear Infections (Inner Ear), Eczema (Chronic Anterior or Meatus of the Ear), Eczema (Perineal), Eczema (Pustular of Scal0p), Edematous Enlargement of Turbinates (w/o True Hyperplasia), Epididymitis, Erysipelas, Eustach Tubes, Fatigue (Chronic), Fibrositis, Furunculosis, Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Halitoses (Bad Breath), Hayfever, Hemorrhoids, Herpes or Shingles, Impetigo, Indigestion, Infantile Disease, Inflammation, Infections (Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic or Viral), Pleurisy, Polyps (Nasal), Prostate (Enlarged or Inflamed), Prostatic Gleet (Gonorrhea Pruritis Ani, Psoriasis, Pyorrhea Alveolaris (Riggs Disease), Quinsy, Rheumatism (Inflammatory), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rhinitis, Ringworm, Scarlatina, Scarlet Fever Seborrhea, Sepsis (Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Throat), Septicemia (Puerperal), Sinusitis, Skin Rash (Diapers), Sores (Soft, Sprue, Staph or Strep Throat, Stomach Flu, Thyroid Disorders, Tonsillitis, Tonsillitis (Follicular & Septic), Tooth Decay, Toxemia (Extreme Systemic), Trachoma, Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever, Ulcers (Corneal Infected), Ulcers (Septic in Legs), Ulcers (Stomach, Urticar (Ulcerative, due to Extreme Toxemia), Valsavas Inflammation, Vorticella, Warts, Yeast Infections.
Colloidal Silver can be added to plant water in order to prevent the formation of mold or fungi and various other harmful organisms. It can also be added to the soil or sprayed directly on fruits or vegetables, such as avocados and bananas, in order to prevent them from developing brown discoloration, molds, mildew or plant rot.
Colloidal Silver is also effective against canine parvovirus and other veterinary uses. It can also be used to purify water by adding one ounce to a gallon of water shake well, then wait six minutes, and shake again, then wait another six minutes — drink.
If you begin to experience any cold or flu-like symptoms, simply begin taking Colloidal Silver, initially tripling the dosage for three days, and then follow the normal regimen. Once you have used Colloidal Silver for a certain length of time, your body will become less susceptible to colds or influenza.
If you develop any aches or sluggishness around 3 to 4 days after using Colloidal Silver, you are merely experiencing a cleansing reaction or “healing crisis” while the body is dislodging and expelling stored toxins through the various organs of elimination (including the pores of the skin). This condition is temporary, and its severity can be significantly reduced by ingesting additional quantities of purified water.
There are many topical uses for which Colloidal Silver may be employed, including: Open cuts, sores, wounds, abrasions, razor nicks, scrapes, scratches, skin rashes, warts, poison oak & ivy.
Apply directly to acne, pimples, moles, insect bites and stings, toothaches, itchy or irritated skin. Spray in shoes and between the toes in order to prevent athlete’s foot. Apply as an underarm deodorant, as most underarm odor is caused by bacteria being released by the sweat glands. Spray any surfaces that may harbor Salmonella, E. coli, etc.
Swab air ducts, heating vents or air conditioner filters in order to prevent breeding sites for germs. Spray in garbage cans, on kitchen sponges, inside refrigerators in order to prevent noxious odors. Apply to toilets, shower stalls, Jacuzzis, or bath & shower mats. Add to final laundry rinse in order to prevent damp towels/diapers from mildew odor. Add to dishwater, cleaning and mopping solutions. Sterilize water sources while traveling or camping. Add to flower vases, potted plants, pet water or birdbaths.
Product Quality Control
Many brands of Colloidal Silver are inferior in terms of quality and effectiveness. The most advantageous and highest quality grade of Colloidal Silver is produced by an electro-colloidal, non-chemical procedure utilizing the electric-arc technique whereby the silver particles and distilled water are “colloided”. In other words, dispersed within and bound to one another by an electric current. This method allows for the concentration of Colloidal Silver to be measured in parts per million (PPM). The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in de-mineralized water.
The ideal color of Colloidal Silver is golden yellow, and darker colors usually indicates the presence of larger silver particles that tend to accumulate at the bottom of the container, and are therefore not true colloids.
The best way in which to ascertain whether the product is true Colloidal Silver is by reviewing the ingredients. If the product contains a stabilizer or other additives or lists any trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, then it is inferior. Refrigeration may indicate that the product may contain an ingredient (additive) that might spoil at room temperature. Long-term stability is an important quality associated with Colloidal Silver.
Both the container and dropper must be glass, as plastic or other containers will not preserve the silver in liquid suspension for any length of time. There is an inherent electrical charge in the hydro-carbon molecule of plastic containers which in turn, draws the silver out of solution, thereby binding it to the walls of the container. Some products containing high concentration of silver do not necessarily destroy germs any more effectively than the safe range of from 3 to 5 parts per million.