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Colloidal Silver Facts
by Truman Berst, Master Herbalist​

Imagine having your own doctor on call 24 hours-a-day. Not just any doctor either. After all, the mortality
rate generally drops when doctors and hospitals go on strike. Death due to toxic drugs, unnecessary
treatment, rampant ignorance and a sea of antibiotic-resistant bacteria make most hospitals the Devil’s own
playground. No, I’m talking about a doctor that makes people well again. Now, imagine that your new doctor
is essentially cost free, works anywhere and is the size of a transistor radio, neatly fitting in your shirt
pocket. Impossible? Not at all. The only thing unbelievable about it is that everyone doesn’t already have
one. The doctor I am talking about is a Colloidal Silver Generator. Silver is a powerful, natural
prophylactic/antibiotic, used for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks lined their eating and drinking vessels
with silver, as did many other cultures throughout the world. Pioneers of the American West would put a
silver dollar in a jug of milk to keep it fresh without refrigeration. Did you ever wonder why silverware was
made from silver? One of the properties of silver is that it kills bacteria on contact in six minutes or less. It
may be that gold and silver were first used as valued currency because of their medical properties. Currently,
in the United States we are spending $3,700 per person per year to treat our diseases— the highest amount
in the world. Ironically, our health problems are getting worse. As absurd as it may seem, the third leading
cause of disease and death in the United States is now infectious disease. These deaths are completely
preventable.
EARLY RESEARCH
At the turn of the century, scientists had 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. Prior to 1938, Colloidal Silver was used by physicians as a
mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite “high-tech.” Production methods, however were
costly. The pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favour of fast
working, more toxic and potentially dangerous drugs. The Food and Drug Administration today classifies
Colloidal Silver as a pre 1938 drug. A letter from the FDA dated 9/13/91 states: “These products may
continue to be marketed...as long as they are advertised and labelled for the same use as in 1938 and as long
as they are manufactured in the original manner.” Some of the manufacturing methods used before 1938
are still used today. An electrocolloidal process, which is known to be the best method is used.
CONTEMPORARY STUDIES
Laboratory tests in 1988 by Larry C. Ford, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, and other researchers showed
that destructive bacteria, virus and fungus organisms are killed within minutes of contact with simple
metallic silver. While studying 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 kill
surrounding bacteria he recognised a correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said silver
deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. Dr. Becker’s experiments
conclude that silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any side effects or damage to the body.
He also states that silver does more than kill disease-causing organisms. It also causes major growth
stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and even elderly patients notice more rapid healing. And he
discovered that all cancer cells can change back to normal cells. All strains of pathogens resistant to other
antibiotics are killed by silver. The March 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, “Our Mightiest Germ
Fighter,” reported: “Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine.
An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant
strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic. “The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry
Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D.,
chairman of Washington University’s Department of Surgery in the 1970s: “Silver is the best all-around
germ fighter we have.”
HOW IT WORKS
The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables
its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates
and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike
pharmaceutical antibiotics which destroy beneficial enzymes, Colloidal Silver leaves these tissue-cell
enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus
Colloidal Silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter. Colloidal
Silver is the result of an electro-magnetic process that pulls microscopic particles from a larger piece of
silver into a liquid, such as water. These microscopic particles can more easily penetrate and travel
throughout the body. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one- celled bacteria,
fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. In short, the bad guys suffocate. Unlike with antibiotics,
resistant strains have never been known to develop. In fact, antibiotics are only effective against perhaps a
dozen forms of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses. Because no known disease-causing organism can live
in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver, Colloidal Silver is effective
against more than 650 different disease- causing pathogens. Since there is not enough room to list all the
diseases against which Colloidal Silver has been used successfully, here is a tiny sample: acne, allergies,
appendicitis, arthritis, blood parasites, bubonic plague, burns (colloidal silver is one of the few treatments
that can keep severe burn patients alive), cancer, cholera, conjunctivitis, diabetes, gonorrhea, hay fever,
herpes, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, Lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, parasitic infections both
viral and fungal, pneumonia, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic conditions of the eyes, ears,
mouth and throat, shingles, skin cancer, staph infections, strep infections, syphilis, toxaemia, trench foot,
all forms of viruses, warts and stomach ulcer. In addition it also has veterinary uses, such as for canine parvo
virus. You’ll also find Colloidal Silver very handy in the garden since it can be used against bacterial, fungal
and viral attacks on plants. Simply spray diluted Colloidal Silver on the leaves, and add to soil water.
INGESTING COLLOIDAL SILVER
Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly
to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption.
In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Since
Colloidal Silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after three weeks, a regular daily
intake is recommended as a protection against dangerous pathogens. In cases of minor burns, an
accumulation of Colloidal Silver can hasten healing, reducing scar tissue and infection. The lives of millions
of people susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this powerful preventative health
measure.
FOR CHRONIC OR SERIOUS CONDITIONS
Take double or triple the recommended amount for 30 to 45 days, then drop to the maintenance dose. If
your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed
off too quickly, the body’s five eliminatory channels, i.e., the liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel, may be
temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea or aching
muscles. Ease off on the Colloidal Silver to the maintenance amount and increase your distilled water
intake. Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve
to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body’s
natural ability to heal will amaze you.
TOPICAL USES
Colloidal Silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in
a body’s eyes because, unlike antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells.
TOLERANCE TO DISEASE ORGANISMS
It is impossible for for single-celled germs to mutate into silver-resistant forms, as happens with
conventional antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to Colloidal Silver ever develops. Also, Colloidal Silver
cannot interact or interfere with other medicine being taken. Inside the body, silver forms no toxic
compounds nor reacts with anything other than a germ’s oxygen-metabolising enzyme. Colloidal Silver is
truly a safe, natural remedy for many of mankind’s ills. It would appear highly unlikely that even germ
warfare agents could survive an encounter with Colloidal Silver, since viruses like Ebola and Hanta, or even
the dreaded “flesh-eating bacteria” are, in the end, merely hapless viruses and bacteria. To top it off,
Colloidal Silver is non-toxic, making it safe for both children and adults, as well as pets. In short, anything
bigger than a one-cell animal seems to like it. Nor does one have to worry about that FDA (Food and Drug
Administration) fox being put in charge of this home remedy hen house. Colloidal Silver is a pre-1938
healing modality, making it exempt from FDA jurisdiction under the grandfather clause.
SO WHAT DOESN’T COLLOIDAL SILVER DO?
It doesn’t interact with any other medications. It doesn’t upset the stomach, and, in fact, is a digestion aid.
It does not sting in the eyes. Medical journal reports and documented studies spanning the past 100 years
indicate no known side effects from oral or I.V. administration of colloidal silver in animal or human testing.
Colloidal silver has been used with good results under the most demanding health care circumstances.
Without overstating the case, it may be time to recognise colloidal silver as not only the safest medicine on
Earth, but also the most powerful!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT COLLOIDAL SILVER
WHAT IS IT? Colloidal Silver is a pure all-natural substance consisting of sub-microscopic clusters of silver,
held in a suspension of pure ionised water by a tiny electric charge placed on each particle.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Colloidal Silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic. It is the most usable form of the most effective disease,
germ, virus and fungal killers known. It has been found to be both a remedy and a prevention for colds, flu,
all infections and all fermentation due to any bacteria, fungus or virus, especially staph, and strep, which
are often found in disease conditions. It has been reported to rapidly subdue inflammation and promote
faster healing. The body needs Colloidal Silver to fight disease causing organisms and to aid healing. Taken
daily, Colloidal Silver provides a second immune system resulting in more energy, vitality, vigour,
relaxation, faster healing and reduced bodily toxins. An artificial antibiotic kills, on average, 6 different
disease organisms, but Colloidal Silver is known to kill over 650 diseases without any harmful side effects
or toxicity.
SILVER IN OUR BODIES?
We get silver and all minerals in our bodies through the food we eat. This comes directly from organic soil.
This soil is rich in living organisms. These organisms break down the soil so plants are provided minerals
in a form assimilable to the plant. Hence, we get silver naturally from the minerals present in organically
grown plants. If we eat plants that have been grown on chemical fertilisers, as most plants are grown today;
without living organisms in the soil to help provide nutrition to the plant, we do not get the quantity of
vitamins and minerals which are available in organically grown foods. Thus deficiencies develop. As we age
our ability to assimilate silver decreases. We develop a silver deficiency and an impaired immune system that
can lead to cancer and other diseases. Dr. Robert Becker noticed a correlation between low silver levels and
sickness. People who had low levels of silver were frequently sick, had innumerable colds, flu, fevers and
other sicknesses. He believed a silver deficiency was the reason for the improper functioning of the immune
system. He found that silver works on a wide range of bacteria without any side effects or damage to the
cells of the body and can stimulate major growth of injured tissues. WHY SILVER? Silver has benefited
mankind’s health for thousands of years. In ancient Greece and Rome, people used silver containers to keep
liquids fresh. American settlers travelling across the West often put a silver dollar in the milk to delay its
spoiling. Around the turn of the century, doctors prescribed silver nitrate for stomach ulcers and it has been
common practice to put a few drops of a silver solution in the eyes of a newborn baby to kill bacteria that
might cause blindness. A silver compound known as silver sulfadiazine has been used in 70 per cent of the
burn centres in the U.S. It helps stop the herpes virus. Note: It is not the silver in dental fillings that is
harmful but the mercury which is a deadly poison.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF COLLOIDAL SILVER?
It was widely used 60 to 70 years ago when, among other reasons, the cost became prohibitive - about $100
per ounce in 1930 dollars. The quicker, more specific and fast acting man made antibiotics became prevalent
in the 1940s. High quality Colloidal Silver can now be produced a low cost.
WHAT ARE THE KEY CHARACTERISTICS?
Colloidal Silver is non-toxic, non-addictive and has no side effects. The body develops no tolerance and one
cannot overdose. Colloidal Silver cannot cause harm to the liver, kidneys or any other organs in the body.
It is safe for pregnant and nursing women and even aids the developing fetus in growth and health, as well
as easing the mother’s delivery and recovery. Colloidal Silver is odourless, tasteless, non-stinging, harmless
to eyes, contains no free-radicals, is harmless to human enzymes and has no reaction with other
medications. It improves digestion, aids in the regeneration of damaged cells and tissues, helps prevent
colds, flu and organism caused diseases . HAS IT BEEN MEDICALLY TESTED? YES! Colloidal Silver has
been successfully tested at the UCLA Medical Labs where it killed every virus on which it was tested.
WHAT DOES THE FDA SAY?
According to the FDA, Colloidal Silver may continue to be marketed and used as it was originally intended.
Colloidal Silver exceeds FDA recognised standards (Sep. 13, 1991 letter written by Consumer Safety Officer,
Harold Davies, U.S. Food and Drug Admin.) FDA has no jurisdiction regarding a pure, mineral element.
WHAT ABOUT COLLOIDAL SILVER FOR AIDS?
Since in active aids, the suppressed immune system of the body is open to all kinds of disease, Colloidal
Silver is the perfect non-toxic medicine to use for its wide spectrum antibiotic effect. A researcher at
Brigham Young University sent Colloidal Silver to two different labs including UCLA Medical Centre, and
reported “It not only killed the HIV virus but every virus that was tested in the labs”. According to FDA rules,
Colloidal Silver cannot be used for treating the HIV virus, but it could be used as an antibiotic for all
acquired diseases of active AIDS.
WHAT OTHER USES ARE THERE FOR COLLOIDAL SILVER?
Tests prove, due to the high absorption of silver in the small intestine, the friendly bacteria in the large
intestine are not affected. All bacterial, viral and fungal organisms are killed within 6 minutes of contact.
Higher silver content in the body causes faster and more frequent contact with these organisms. No disease
causing organism can live in the presence of simple silver. The following is a partial list of the more than
650 diseases that Colloidal Silver has been successfully used against Acne, Arthritis, Athlete’s Foot,
Toxaemia, Blood Poisoning, Burns, Cancer, Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis, Candida, Cholera, Colitis,
Conjunctivitis, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Diphtheria, Dysentery, Enlarged Prostate, Excema,Fatigue, Fibrositis,
Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Hepatitis, Infantile Diseases, Impetigo, Keratitis, Leprosy, lesions, leukemia,
lupus, lyme disease,Pymphagitis, Malaria, Meningitis, Neurasthenia, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Prostate,
Psoriasis, Pruritis Ani, Ophthalmia, Rheumatism, Ringworm, Rhinitis Rosacea, Scarlet Fever, Seborrhoea,
Septicemia, Shingles, Skin Cancer, Cystitis, Staph Infection, Strep Infections, Stomach Flu, Stomach
Ulcers, Herpes Virus, Ulcers, Strep, Thyroid Conditions, Tonsillitis, Toxaemia, Trench foot, Tuberculosis,
Virus Warts, Whooping Cough, Yeast Infections.
COLLOIDAL SILVER VS. PHARMACEUTICAL ANTIBIOTICS
Interest in Colloidal Silver has increased most recently, probably because illness causing organisms do not
seems to build up a resistance to Colloidal Silver the way they do to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Antibiotics
are becoming less effective as resistance to them grows.
The Los Angeles Times states “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, which is immune to all antibiotics and could wreak havoc.
(“Arsenal of Antibiotics Failing as Resistant Bacteria Develop,” October 23, 1994)
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 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 had 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.
In 1834, the German obstetrician F. Crede administered 1% silver nitrate to the eyes of newborn infants,
virtually eliminating the incidence of disease causing blindness in newborn 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. “It is non-toxic
in micro-concentrations of 3-5 parts per million.” And now it’s silver that is finding wholly new uses as a
wonder in modern medicine...perhaps it soon will be recognised as OUR MIGHTIEST GERM FIGHTER.”
(Science Digest, March 1978.)
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 argraf of St. Louis, as the
chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons to find an antiseptic strong enough, yet safe,
to use over larger areas of the body. Dr. Margraf reviewed 22 antiseptic compounds and found drawbacks in
all of them. (SILVER IS USED IN ALL MAJOR BURN CENTRES IN THE UNITED STATES. UCLA MEDICAL
LABS FOUND IT EFFECTIVE ON EVERY BURN)
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 Pseudomonas acruginose. Extensive trials
proved silver to be the most effective and is currently used in all major burn centres in the United States.
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. “It is 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 diseasecausing
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 aging. 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 rapid rate today. Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has used
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 mental
imbalances, sleepwalking and anorexia nervosa. Additional uses include the treatment of AIDS, allergies,
anthrax bacilli, arthritis, parasites, blood poisoning, boils, wounds of the cornea, chronic
SO WHY HAVEN’T YOU HEARD OF IT?
I suspect the user friendly economics of Colloidal Silver may have something to do with its low profile in
the media. Colloidal Silver can’t help but shine a spotlight on the expensive and deadly nature of our
pharmaceutical industries, who are bigger than the Pentagon economically. For example, the
pharmaceutical cartel’s relentless promotion of dangerous vaccines for humans and animals through
government programs have now been linked to everything from increasing crib deaths in infants (who in
many documented cases scream for hours before dying), to the increasingly common disease, feline
leukemia, in house cats. Colloidal Silver, on the other hand, is a safe and reliable alternative to expensive
pharmaceuticals.
It is possible that consuming large amounts over long periods of time may kill some friendly bacteria in
your intestines. If taking large amounts, you should supplement your diet with cottage cheese, yogurt or
acidophilus, or compensate for possible bacteria loss with 1/4 tps of #8413 acidophilus powder daily half
hour before meals. This is not, however, a serious problem, and unlike antibiotics, Colloidal Silver does not
weaken the body’s immune system. In fact, it is said to give the body a second immune system, creating a
shield against disease of all kinds.
As it is currently marketed through local health food stores, colloidal silver contains anywhere from 1 to 5
parts per million (ppm) and sells for as much as $21.95 for two ounces. An average adult dose might be
anywhere from a tablespoon per day to a sixteen ounce tumbler, or more, since no toxic dose is known.
Thanks to one physicist’s(14) brilliantly simple design outlined below, you can now construct your own
generator and produce unlimited amounts of high-quality colloidal silver concentrate for the price of water!
APPLICATION OF COLLOIDAL SILVER
Liquid silver as well as new gel formulations, may be applied directly to the skin. A few drops on a q-tip or
band-aid may be used to disinfect any wound or sore. Liquid silver is administered orally and can also be
injected. It can be used vaginally, anally, atomised or inhaled into the nose or lungs and dropped into the
eyes. To start, take one teaspoon per day, for seven days, then reduce to half a teaspoon per day. Children
should use proportionally smaller doses. For colds and flu symptoms, up to a tablespoon three times daily.
Overdosing should not be of concern even if more than recommended doses are administered. After a few
days of use, one might experience a detox effect in the form of feeling sluggish or mild aches. Consumption
of water will cause these symptoms to disappear.
It is safe for pregnant and nursing women and is known to aid the developing fetus in growth. It will not
generate free radicals or interfere with enzyme activity. It has no reaction with other medications. could
spoil, The container and dropper must be glass, as plastic cannot preserve the silver in liquid suspension for
any length of time. Some brands are actually unsafe. High concentrations of silver do not kill disease germs
more effectively than the safe range of 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm), and may cause silver build-up in the
body, eventually resulting in a silver toxicity called Argyria, a permanent discolouration of the skin to a gray
shade. But a person could safely drink several ounces a day of 5 ppm concentration Colloidal Silver
indefinitely, as this small concentration of silver is easily flushed from the body. “In 1992, 13,300 hospital
patients died of infections that resisted every drug doctors tried.” Newsweek Magazine, March 28, 1994
“A 65-year-old diabetic cut himself on the leg. He washed and bandage it but, as often happens with diabetes,
the pain persisted, and the cut grew into a sore. Soon it became bigger than the bandage, and he had to
apply a dressing. Still, it grew bigger and ugly. In desperation he went to a clinic. His sore was diagnosed as
a ‘stasis ulcer.’ For a year, one treatment after another was tried. Nothing, including penicillin and
sulfonamide, could heal the ulcer. If his condition had continued unchecked,his leg probably would have
been amputated. But finally he was referred to a clinic that treated skin ulcers with a silver compound. This
promptly stopped the growth of all bacteria. In less than two months, the ulcer was completely healed.” -
Science Digest-March 1978
“We have had instant success with Colloidal Silver and immune compromised patients. A few examples are:
Pink eye (topical) totally resolved in less than six hours; recurrent sinus infections (oral ingestion) resolved
in eight days; acute cuticle infections -(topical) - twenty four hours. Another major area in which we have
improved our clinical results is in the area of bowel detoxification and dysbiosis. The Colloidal Silver has
provided excellent removal of abnormal intestinal bacteria; also it has proved to be a great adjunct to our
Candida albicans, Epstein Barr Virus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome protocols.” Dr. Evan M., Kansas.
WHAT DO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SAY ABOUT SILVER AND COLLOIDAL SILVER?
“What we have actually done was rediscover the fact that silver kills bacteria, which had been known for
centuries… when antibiotics were discovered, clinical uses for silver as an antibiotic were discarded”
concludes Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. Extensive research into the curative properties of silver has been
conducted for many years at the Upstate Medical Centre, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. under the
direction of above mentioned Dr. Becker. The experiments conclude that silver works on a wide range of
bacteria, without any known side-effects or damage to the cells of the body. Silver was doing something
more than killing disease-causing organisms. It was also causing major growth stimulation of injured
tissues. Dr. Becker concludes that the presence of the silver ion may help to regenerate tissue, eliminate old
or cancerous cell, and any other diseased or abnormal condition.
Dr. Henry Crooks (Use of Colloids in Health-Disease) found that silver in the colloidal state is highly
germicidal, quite harmless to humans and absolutely non-toxic. From his bacteriological experiments with
silver he concluded, “I know of no microbe that is not killed in laboratory experiments in six minutes.”
Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom, of the Larolinska Institute, Sweden, has successfully used silver as a component in
his cancer treatments for many years.
Dr. Leonard Keene Hirschberg, A. M., M. D. (John Hopkins) states, “Speaking generally, the colloidal metals
are especially remarkable for their beneficial action in infective states.”
Dr. Richard L. Davies, executive director of the Silver Institute, which monitors silver technology in 37
countries, reports: “In four years we’ve described 87 important new medical uses for silver. We’re just
beginning to see to what extent silver can relieve suffering.”
MORE IN-DEPTH INFORMATION
First some basics. A colloid consists of minute particles that float within a liquid despite the pull of gravity.
To stay in suspension for any length of time, these particles must be smaller than 1 micron (1/1000 of an
inch). When fresh produce is processed through a juicer, a colloid results in the form of a glass of juice.
Drinking fresh juices makes it possible to consume far more nutrients than by eating. Because juice is
considered a pre-digested food, the body can process large amounts with minimal effort and
correspondingly better health results. As a juice colloid sits, the larger particles begin to fall out of
suspension and settle at the bottom of the container. To evenly distribute the contents it is common to
shake up a bottle of juice before drinking.
In the case of colloidal silver, silver particles are pulled off of a pure silver electrode that is emersed in water
by applying a low voltage electric current, giving each particle an electric charge. This charge, though long
lasting, is not permanent, and both daylight and time will cause a colloid to lose its charge. This loss is
referred to as “falling out”, or “plating out”.(1) Note, while colloidal silver is light sensitive, it is not nearly
so light sensitive as camera film. If taken to the beach under mid-day California summer sun, colloidal silver
can be expected to oxidise in about ten minutes. Indoors, under ambient and artificial light, colloidal silver
will oxidise in about three days. This only means that once made, colloidal silver should be stored in tinted
or opaque containers.
Many colloidal silver manufacturers claim that if the silver particles are “too large,” the resulting brew will
prove injurious to the public health. The truth can be found in many science text books. When applying
current to silver in solution, metallic silver will always break off at the same size, 1.26 angstroms (.00001
microns).(2) This particle is so small that the next stop on the road to smallness is the atom itself.
Colloids are by nature the smallest particles matter can be divided into while still retaining individual
characteristics. Reducing a piece of metallic silver into a cloud of microscopic particles greatly extends its
total surface area, and so its healing properties, while deepening its penetration into the body.
Because the silver particles are charged, they strive to combine with other elements in the solution. Trace
elements exist even in distilled water, and when the charged silver particles combine with a specific trace
element, the solution will turn one of a number of colours like gray, yellow, green or brown. Whatever
element the silver chooses is largely irrelevant: Once in the body, the silver releases its bond in search of
stronger attachments in an effort to stabilise its charge. Therefore, once the silver colloid has entered the
body, the original silver particles measuring 1.26 angstroms (about the size of fifteen atoms) quickly pass
through the stomach lining and into the blood stream, where they circulate for about a week before
elimination.
YELLOW COLLOIDAL SILVER.
The real reason yellow coloured colloidal silver is favoured by most manufacturers is not because it is more
effective than other types, but because it has a longer shelf life before falling out of solution. This stability
in solution doesn’t automatically translate into a smaller combined particle size between the silver ion and
the trace element which it has attached itself to. It may simply be that the trace element which the silver
has combined with is more water soluble. In either case it’s a moot point. Simply put, the most effective
colloidal silver is not a question of colour, but of freshness and highest concentration density.(3)
A disadvantage of the yellow colloidal silver is its bitter taste - unlike the silver coloured colloid. Also, the
yellow solution is more difficult to make. When using a 27-volt generator, it is helpful to reduce the water
volume to mitigate the much longer activation time that the yellow solution requires. I couldn’t find any
medical evidence that the yellow colloid is more effective than the silver coloured colloid. People can always
create and compare the effects of the yellow and silver solutions for themselves.
To make the yellow solution, use a tall narrow glass with six to eight ounces of distilled water. Use no saline
solution. The water will not gain conductivity as it does when saline is added, so the process will take about
forty-five minutes. It will produce a concentration of around 10 parts per million (ppm). Be sure to keep an
eye on the colour of your solution or it will eventually turn a murky brown and then black. If this happens,
just throw it out and start over.
MAKING HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF COLLOIDAL SILVER.
As more silver ions travel through the water, the current flow increases which alters the physical parameters
necessary for colloidal silver production. The result is a process time limit of about fifteen minutes when
using distilled water with saline solution.
To create high concentrations of silver, you can heat the water. For every 10 degrees that the water is heated
above room temperature (72 degrees), the parts per million (ppm) will be doubled. Therefore, if 5 ppm
resulted after seven minutes of activation with sixteen ounces of water at 72 degrees, then 82 degrees would
yield 10 ppm, and 92 degrees would deliver 20 ppm, etc. You should not boil the water; however, there is
still a great deal of leeway between 72 degrees and 212 degrees (boiling). For heating purposes, do not use
a tea pot because of the pot’s calcification. Use something cleaner, like a stainless steel cooking pot before
pouring water into a glass, or 1qt Vison Ware glass pan.
The body’s ability to process the tiny atoms of colloidal silver makes silver build-up in the body impossible.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison Control Centre reports a No Toxicity listing for colloidal
silver. In fact, it appears that harmlessness is one of the attributes of the colloid physiology, regardless of
content. For example, when examining a bottle of colloidal minerals from the local health food store I
noticed arsenic, nickel and lead among the sixty-five trace minerals listed in the contents.(4) In other words,
if the particles are small enough, you can even drink arsenic. Since the body is known to have a vital need
for silver to maintain both the immune system and the production of new healthy cells, and due to the
harmonious nature of colloids entering the body (our blood is also a colloid), it stands within reason that
colloidal silver may literally be the safest medicine on earth.

For more information on Colloidal Silver visit
http://www.silvermedicine.org/
 
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Hi

I totally understand your point. Rosemary was taking CSP which is a colloidal silver protein, I agree this is dangerous as in it turns you blue which is actually a reversible process. and should never be used because of the very high PPM (Parts Per Million). This article refers to True Colloidal Silver and ionic silver. which should never be used in a higher concentration than 25ppm.
To say it should not be ingested is wrong. Made and used in the right way and the proper concentrations is totally safe for human consumtion.
 
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Some info on Argyria.

This document explores the condition of cosmetic argyria and its relationship to colloidal silver use, explaining the different levels of risk for argyria due to product type, quality, concentration, and the total amount of silver ingested via long term use of products. The argyria cases of Stan Jones, Rosemary Jacobs, and Paul Karason are explored, as well as the many myths and misunderstandings commonly perpetuated in the "silver medicine" world concerning argyria. Furthermore, we are pleased to introduce the first two documented cases of argyria cured. The protocol used to cure argyria may be found in our user's forum. The second confirmed case of argyria cured is posted in a second thread in our silver saftey and toxicity forum.

Cosmetic Argyria

Since we began our project nearly ten years ago, we have been adamant about the purity principle in colloidal silver production. The ideal silver solution ( or "EIS - electrically Isolated silver" ) should consist of positively charged silver ions and minute, negatively charged silver particles ( or clusters of particles with a zeta potential ), properly isolated by molecules of pure water -- and nothing else! Home brew products containing more than roughtly 13 PPM violate this 'principle', as well as all products that are actually highly concentrated compounds, such as all silver salts and silver acids.

The primary consideration when evaluating risk associated with silver use is the actual amount of silver being ingested -- i.e. the concentration of silver and amount consumed. The second consideration is the type of product being used. The third consideration is the frequency of use. These issues will be discussed in detail below, based on all of the data currently available, both from a historic standpoint ( studies based on all of the 'old school' silver compound products, done by the EPA, WHO, etc. ) and using updated, recent reported cases of argyria.

Products that contain highly concentrated silver compounds need to be used very differently than EIS products to avoid argyria. Such products sometimes, but not always, have adequate instructions for use, which many people promptly ignore. Argyria is a condition resulting from the build-up of silver in the tissues of the body, and cosmetic argyria is a bronzing, bluing or graying of the skin, predominantly caused by silver deposited into the layers of skin. Cosmetic argyria can occur anywhere on the body, but it is a condition most commonly observed on the face and in the fingernails. While this is a condition with no actual health consequence, it can easily be avoided with proper education.

During the past four years, we have corresponded with two individuals who acquired cosmetic argyria from utilizing Water OZ ( a high potency silver solution stabilized by the creation of silver citrate ). We have knowledge of at least three cases of argyria that resulted from the use of mild silver protein ( MSP ), and two cases of argyria ( one very mild ) caused from long term use of poorly made, high concentration silver chloride with aggloermated silver particles from those utilizing salts or saline solution, tap water, or other impure water sources for the creation of home-brewed colloidal silver. We have confirmed one case of argyria from improperly made EIS, and have heard two other reports of individuals acquiring argyria from the overuse of EIS ( we have not been able to confirm the exact production method with these other two reports ).

What is Argyria?

Following is an excellent concise clinical definition of argyria, quoted from The Internet Journal of Dermatology, 2002, Volume 1 Number 2. We greatly encourage those interested to read the complete article, by Joshua B Glenn and and Anna N. Walker, MD, Department of Pathology, Mercer University School of Medicine, Copyright Internet Scientific Publications, LLC, 1996 to 2002:

"Clinically, argyria occurs when silver is deposited in its elemental, sulfide, or selenide form. Microscopically, silver granules are generally extracellular. They appear as irregular aggregates concentrated in the basal lamina of dermal sweat glands, and in association with the adventitia of hair follicles, sebaceous glands, capillaries, and nerves. Melanin is increased in the overlying basal cell layer suggesting that silver may promote its production. The combination of silver granules and the increased production of melanin accounts for the slate-blue discoloration of the skin..."

"...The therapeutic use of silver dates to 1647 when it was prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy. Syphilis was treated with silver arsepenamine in the early 20th century and cold remedies contained colloidal silver proteins until the mid-20th century. [4] In 1939, Hill and Pillsbury documented 239 cases of argyria, most of which were due to oral or nasal application of silver nitrate."

The term argyria, derived from the latin word "argentum", was coined by a German physician in 1816: Dr. Johann Abraham Albers.

Argyria and Stan Jones - The Blue Montana Senator Candidate with Argyria

The Stan Jones argyria case has recently received an enormous amount of press coverage. Stan Jones is a charming and very mild tempered politician from Montana, who acquired the condition of argyria by consuming extremely high quantities of a very poorly made colloidal silver.

What the AP Press release doesn't tell the general public, is that Stan brewed his home-made colloidal silver by using tap water and salt with a battery colloidal silver generator, and let his generator run for an hour, which not only produced an abundance of silver chloride, but also produced larger particles of silver due to agglomeration caused by a runaway electrolysis reaction. He drank eight ounces or more of this product containing an extremely high concentration of silver daily for at least two years.

If Stan Jones made a mistake, it was trusting someone who claimed ( as many colloidal silver generator manufacturers / colloid marketing companies do ) to be knowledgeable about colloidal silver safety and production. Stan still recommends a silver product that contains 100 PPM of silver; yet another silver compound that will also cause argyria if over-used regularly over a long period of time.

See our other colloidal silver safety pages which explore the threshold level on how much colloidal silver can be safely used with no risk of argyria at all, according to the EPA Silver Risk studies.

EIS - Electrically Isolated Silver and Argyria

Using EIS at low concentrations presents the least amount of risk for argyria. Of the three reported cases of argyria with EIS, two were very likely to have been produced using very low quality methods. One individual reported ingesting a 40-45 PPM isolated silver product, which is not possible, since the threshold for a "solution" to hold both oligodynamic "colloidal" silver particles and silver hydroxide ions is nowhere near 45 PPM. We do not have enough information on the third reported case to comment on the quality of the product.

Paul Karason

Paul Karason began using silver 14 years ago ( in ~ 1992 - 1993 ). At this time, the production method used to properly make EIS ( Electrically Isolated Silver ) was not known. One of the first appearances of material outlining the reasons for limiting the current in "colloidal silver" production was written by Peter A. Lindemann in 1997. However, even after publication of his article, most individuals still used a conductive primer such as salt ( or in some cases, baking soda ) to make their product, which always results in deposing too much silver, in the form of compounds and/or agglomerated particles, into the end solution. Paul is no exception, and according to an interview, Paul admitted that when he first began to make colloidal silver, he used a primer to "improve the conductivity of the water" used to make his CS.

Paul's colloidal silver, like many made in that period, most likely contained between 100 PPM and several thousands of PPM of silver content. Ingesting large amounts of silver in single doses is the fastest way to contract argyria.

Argyria Facts and Fallacies

It is unwise to trust -- offhand -- what colloidal silver marketing companies have to say about the condition of argyria. Some companies truly believe that their high potency, high PPM silver compound products do not cause argyria, because so many people have been using them for years with no occurrence of argyria. Some simply outright lie, or modify the truth, claiming their products do not cause argyria because they are labeled for low quantity use. This practice is very common amidst those who sell mild silver protein and silver salts.

It is also unwise to trust the modern medical profession concerning silver and argyria. The fact is, very few modern MD's have any experience with this condition, and their knowledge is often limited to a very shallow cursory review of the subject matter. A cursory review of the medical cases of argyria due to silver consumption is not favorable without carefully studying the available data and placing all clinical evidence in proper perspective. This cannot be done in a few minutes or even a few hours without having all of the data pre-collected, nor without having a good deal of knowledge about the differences between all of the silver medicinal products marketed both in the past and in today's market.

However, the truth of the matter is that not everyone is at equal risk for argyria ( see our section which includes the EPA RISK studies ), and not all products can be assessed in the same manner. There are multiple factors associated with the risk for argyria, some of which have not been identified. This is likely the primary reason why different scientists who have studied argyria have come up with very different conclusions.

As an example, the EPA RISK studies document clinical evidence demonstrating that a selenium deficiency increases the risk of argyria, and an over-abundance of selenium in the body may increase the silver deposited in non-critical internal tissues ( the silver buildup in the latter case does not enduce a toxic reaction to silver, however, increased levels of silver were measured in some organs ). The body utilizes selenium to help eliminate silver from the body: Silver bonds with selenium. When the body is depleted of selenium, the amount of silver deposited into tissues is drastically increased. This was conclusively demonstrated by a researcher known as Petering in the 1970's.

High concentrations of silver taken over a prolonged period of time can cause the body to deplete its supply of selenium, thereby dramatically increasing the risk for argyria -- or should we say lowering the body's threshold for total amount of silver ingested required to be at risk for argyria. Delivery of high concentrations of silver into membranes ( such as mucus membranes in the sinus cavities ) can result in the rapid onset of Argyria when used daily, such as silver nitrate used to treat sinus infections -- but it doesn't always do so! To contrast, a properly made isolated silver at between 5 PPM and 20 PPM has been widely used for sinus treatments with not one case of any type of silver toxicity, and at volumes measured in ounces, not drops.

Therefore, it is quite possible, and even quite likely according to available research, that an individual can use 2 ounces of 10 PPM silver daily for fifty years and not incur any risk for argyria, and yet the same individual with a predisposition to the condition could take two ounces of a high PPM product, or eight ounces of an extremely poorly made product, and develop argyria in a few short years, when the product is used daily.

In fact, there are literally thousands of individuals who have been taking a properly made, quality silver daily from five to fifteen years with no side effects whatsoever, some of which have been ingesting 8 to 16 ounces daily. Those who utilize the right kind of isolated silver with moderation and when needed will have no associated risk of argyria. This is an established fact based on scientific studies on the body's tolerance for silver, and how much silver must be ingested in order to reach the determined threshold level for the risk of argyria.

However, it should be noted that those who utilize large amounts of even the right kind of colloidal silver, drinking 8 ounces to a liter of colloidal silver daily for years on end, are working in the unknown, as there is no evidence to suggest that a low concentration colloidal silver will build up in tissues, and there is no evidence suggesting that it cannot. Individuals who ( in many cases very wisely ) elect to treat chronic conditions with daily, long term use should consider developing a whole food natural supplement program to help reduce the risk of argyria.

The truth of the matter: A vast amount of solid research has been done concerning silver toxicity, but all the data acquired was utilizing extremely large doses of silver compounds over short periods of time. While opinions are varied, and there is general consensus that even large amounts of low PPM, properly made colloidal silver will not cause argyria, these are beliefs founded in reason and based on limited anecdotal evidence, and not established scientific fact.

Fallacy: Silver particles cannot cause argyria, only ionic silver or ionic silver compounds can.

Fact: As Assistant Professor Kamila K Padlewska, MD notes, "The most common cause of argyria is mechanical impregnation of the skin by small silver particles in workers involved in silver mining, silver refining, silverware and metal alloy manufacturing." Do NOT believe those who claim that silver particles cannot cause Argyria. Dr. Padlewska notes that the smallest amount of silver ingestion resulting in Argyria is between 4 and 40 grams, although the EPA risk studies quote a range from 3 to 6 grams. Many cases exist in the literature documenting argyria resulting from metallic silver over-exposure. Silver salts and silver proteins have received most of the attention primarily because of medicinal usage and experimentation in silver toxicity.

Fallacy: ENVIA corporation states that ENVIA colloidal silver has no silver particles, and thus their product cannot cause argyria.

Fact: ENVIA corporation markets a high PPM silver compound, and we have corresponded with one dedicated user who has acquired argyria via ENVIA colloidal silver use.

Fact: There has yet to be one single case of argyria attributed to the use of isolated colloidal silver, with a PPM Silver ranging between 5 - 20, regardless of the quantity and frequency ingested. Every reported case of argyria that we have found was eventually traced back to a silver salt, silver protein, or other poorly made, compound-rich product. Correction: The first case of argyria from electrically isolated silver has been reported and verified. 6 ounces of correctly made electrically isolated silver ( unknown PPM ), ingested daily for 3 years, caused a pronounced case of argyria, primarily visible on the throat area. Two other cases have been reported but not verified.

Fallacy: Colloidal silver made with salt is completely safe because Dr. Robert O. Becker says that silver chloride is inert and thus harmless, and the EPA has demonstrated that silver chloride is 30 times less toxic than silver nitrate. ( Mark Metcalf is likely ultimately responsible for two cases of Argyria that we are aware of from heeding this misplaced advice ). Mark Metcalf once published that using a salt-produced colloidal silver could never cause argyria. Now he says that it can, but only in individuals who have a "severe selenium deficiency".

Fact: It is the production process of using salt or saline solution that causes multiple problems due to an uncontrollable electrolysis reaction. Just because silver chloride enters the body in this form, does not mean that it stays in this form. Not only is this "silver mud" less effective by far than a properly made isolated silver, but it contains an abundance of actual metallic silver particles ( some small to the point of being invisible to the human eye ), which vastly increases the risk of argyria based solely on the amount of silver ingested. It is likely that depletion of selenium and possibly Vitamin E will result in a far shorter time period as well. Stating that silver chloride is less toxic by 30 times than silver nitrate is misleading, as silver nitrate is extremely toxic. Silver nitrate nasal spray products used in low quantities have been known to cause argyria with only a few months of use. Is the possibility of acquiring argyria after using an ounce daily of a silver chloride-rich product, after sixty months, appealing? What does that say about using 8 to 16 ounces daily for three years? These are questions that one must answer for oneself.

Many people such as Mark Metcalf are constantly trying to find justifications to support their position, usually in an attempt to justify their product sales and appease concerned customers. Proper Selenium and Vitamin E supplementation reduces the risk of argyria, but is only of secondary importance. Primary importance is assigned to metabolic efficiency, and metabolic burden. Do not use inferior production methods to make colloidal silver, especially utilizing salt as a primer, if argyria is a personal concern; utilize products at between 3 PPM and 10 PPM.

Argyria Cured

Fallacy: There is no cure for argyria.

Fact: We have uncovered three known cases of argyria cured.

The first and second cases of argyria cured involve intense cleansing protocols designed specifically to eliminate silver and other environmental toxic agents from the human body. The third case, thusfar unique, involves laser surgery.

The second confirmed case was a true silver poisoning case with cosmetic argyria. The case was handled by John Hopkins Center for Environmental Health, with Dr. Ziem ( now retired ) consulting. The silver poisoning was due to industrial exposure to a wide array of toxic substances.

In the third argyria cured case, laser surgery successfully eliminated the skin discoloration associated with cosmetic argyria. The laser surgery was performed by Dr. Allison Vidimos RPh MD, at the Cleveland Clinic.

Further information can be found at the following locations in our silver safety forum:

Silver Toxicity & Argyria Cured

Fallacy Award Section

Web site award winners for the largest leaps of imagination or the greatest stretching of information and knowledge:

The biggest stretch of truths on the world wide web: http://together.net/~rjstan/ - Rosemary Jacobs' web site is actually very informative. The problem is, much of the information shared is misrepresented ( copied on 12/5/02 ):

"Both Rosemary and the FDA have asked them for their proof. All they get are quotes from old quacks who manufactured the stuff at the turn of the century, misquotes from reputable authors and wonderful anecdotes." In a civilized society, such a statement should incur criminal prosecution, as Rosemary continues to insist that this is the case, when the FDA's own public records demonstrate that it is not ( evidence presented, even if it is not in the acceptable legal format or not 100% conclusive, is still evidence ).

What do we have to say? Self-proclaimed argyria expert Rosemary Jacobs ought to read these FDA Transcripts.

We gave these two examples not to be inconsiderate of the concerns and feelings of those that run the above web sites, but to remind our readers to apply the mind and sound judgement to any given situation, and to be cautious of those with an emotional or economic interest in silver products, or the elimination of them. Jumping to conclusions, we have found, is rarely wise, and the diligent researcher can wade through the confusion to find a very satisfactory answer to the argyria concern that may one day prove to have life-saving value.
 

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Gavmar if it worked without problems why is it not the antibiotic and bactericide of choice for disasters and third world countries?
Why are there *no* properly accountable quotes in all that long pangyeric ? Why are ladies like Rosemary still grey, despite surgery, despite mineral leaching, despite the stated intent of the quacks trying to promote the sales of the colloidal silver and it's makings ?

It's not good.

Toddy
 

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Hi, Toddy

The simple answer to it is the big pharmaceutical companies. If natural herbs and remedies are used by people, how are they gonna make any money. It's a multi billion if not trillion dollar industry.
But anyway the information is here now and people can make up there own minds. but personally I would rather use a medicine that has been used for the last 5000 years than one that has been developed in the last 50 years by profit driven government funded industries.
 

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Your right about people promoting the sales of there products but this is true of any product. The fact is there is more information and proof out there to say it promotes health, and not very much saying it dos'nt.
 

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Ever wondered where the phrase "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" came from? In ye olden times the wealthy had silver cutlery whereas the great unwashed used utensils made from cheaper metals or, usually, wood. The wealthy were healthier. Coincidence?
 

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Ever wondered where the phrase "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" came from? In ye olden times the wealthy had silver cutlery whereas the great unwashed used utensils made from cheaper metals or, usually, wood. The wealthy were healthier. Coincidence?

So a better diet during their childhood years had nothing to do with it? Having to clean chimneys or go down the pit had nothing to do with it?

Yeah, just the silver spoons.
 

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Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
For more detailed information, including precautions, disposal procedures and storage requirements, refer to one of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available for DHMO:
Kemp Compliance & Safety MSDS for DHMO
Chem-Safe, Inc. MSDS for Dihydrogen Monoxide
Applied Petrochemical Research MSDS for Hydric Acid
Original DHMo_Org Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Dihydrogen Monoxide (html)
Should I be concerned about Dihydrogen Monoxide?
Yes, you should be concerned about DHMO! Although the U.S. Government and the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) do not classify Dihydrogen Monoxide as a toxic or carcinogenic substance (as it does with better known chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and benzene), DHMO is a constituent of many known toxic substances, diseases and disease-causing agents, environmental hazards and can even be lethal to humans in quantities as small as a thimbleful.
Research conducted by award-winning U.S. scientist Nathan Zohner concluded that roughly 86 percent of the population supports a ban on dihydrogen monoxide. Although his results are preliminary, Zohner believes people need to pay closer attention to the information presented to them regarding Dihydrogen Monoxide. He adds that if more people knew the truth about DHMO then studies like the one he conducted would not be necessary.
A similar study conducted by U.S. researchers Patrick K. McCluskey and Matthew Kulick also found that nearly 90 percent of the citizens participating in their study were willing to sign a petition to support an outright ban on the use of Dihydrogen Monoxide in the United States.
Why haven't I heard about Dihydrogen Monoxide before?
Good question. Historically, the dangers of DHMO, for the most part, have been considered minor and manageable. While the more significant dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide are currently addressed by a number of agencies including FDA, FEMA and CDC, public awareness of the real and daily dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide is lower than some think it should be. Critics of government often cite the fact that many politicians and others in public office do not consider Dihydrogen Monoxide to be a "politically beneficial" cause to get behind, and so the public suffers from a lack of reliable information on just what DHMO is and why they should be concerned. Part of the blame lies with the public and society at large. Many do not take the time to understand Dihydrogen Monoxide, and what it means to their lives and the lives of their families.

Unfortunately, the dangers of DHMO have increased as world population has increased, a fact that the raw numbers and careful research both bear out. Now more than ever, it is important to be aware of just what the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide are and how we can all reduce the risks faced by ourselves and our families.
What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO?
Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are: Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
Contributes to soil erosion.
Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.
What are some uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide?
Despite the known dangers of DHMO, it continues to be used daily by industry, government, and even in private homes across the U.S. and worldwide. Some of the well-known uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:
as an industrial solvent and coolant,
in nuclear power plants,
by the U.S. Navy in the propulsion systems of some older vessels,
by elite athletes to improve performance,
in the production of Styrofoam,
in biological and chemical weapons manufacture,
in the development of genetically engineering crops and animals,
as a spray-on fire suppressant and retardant,
in so-called "family planning" or "reproductive health" clinics,
as a major ingredient in many home-brewed bombs,
as a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion in furnaces and air conditioning compressor operation,
in cult rituals,
by the Church of Scientology on their members and their members' families (although surprisingly, many members recently have contacted DHMo_Org to vehemently deny such use),
by both the KKK and the NAACP during rallies and marches,
by members of Congress who are under investigation for financial corruption and inappropriate IM behavior,
by the clientele at a number of bath houses in New York City and San Francisco,
historically, in Hitler's death camps in Nazi Germany, and in prisons in Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Libya, Iraq and Iran,
in World War II prison camps in Japan, and in prisons in China, for various forms of torture,
during many recent religious and ethnic wars in the Middle East,
by many terrorist organizations including al Quaeda,
in community swimming pools to maintain chemical balance,
in day care centers, purportedly for sanitary purposes,
by software engineers, including those producing DICOM programmer APIs and other DICOM software tools including DICOM routers,
by popular computer science professors,
by the semi-divine King Bhumibol of Thailand and his many devoted young working girls in Bangkok,
by the British Chiropractic Association and the purveyors of the bogus treatments that the BCA promotes,
by commodities giant Trafigura in their well-publicized and widely-known toxic-waste dumping activities in Ivory Coast,
in animal research laboratories, and
in pesticide production and distribution.
What you may find surprising are some of the products and places where DHMO is used, but which for one reason or another, are not normally made part of public presentations on the dangers to the lives of our family members and friends. Among these startling uses are: as an additive to food products, including jarred baby food and baby formula, and even in many soups, carbonated beverages and supposedly "all-natural" fruit juices
in cough medicines and other liquid pharmaceuticals,
in spray-on oven cleaners,
in shampoos, shaving creams, deodorants and numerous other bathroom products,
in bathtub bubble products marketed to children,
as a preservative in grocery store fresh produce sections,
in the production of beer by all the major beer distributors,
in the coffee available at major coffee houses in the US and abroad,
in Formula One race cars, although its use is regulated by the Formula One Racing Commission, and
as a target of ongoing NASA planetary and stellar research.

One of the most surprising facts recently revealed about Dihydrogen Monoxide contamination is in its use as a food and produce "decontaminant." Studies have shown that even after careful washing, food and produce that has been contaminated by DHMO remains tainted by DHMO.
What is the link between Dihydrogen Monoxide and school violence?
 

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The simple answer to it is the big pharmaceutical companies. If natural herbs and remedies are used by people, how are they gonna make any money. It's a multi billion if not trillion dollar industry.

Only problem with that is that your "natural herbs and remedies" are also a multi-trillion dollar industry, mostly in the hand of exactly the same big pharmaceutical companies, only without any real regulation. If you won't trust them to sell you something that's been through stage III clinical trials, why would you trust them to sell you something that nobody's done any decent research on?

This whole "natural herbs and remedies" fad is just a marketing scheme by Big Pharma so they can sell you stuff without the expense of clinical trials. It's basically just a way of getting around the regulations that were brought in at the end of the 19th century to stop people selling snake oil and mercury as medicine.
 
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