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COLLOIDAL SILVER, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

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People often ask why they have never heard of Colloidal Silver . Seventy years ago Colloidal Silver was a proven germ fighter and widely used. It was the mainstay of antibiotic treatment. In 1914 the medical journal, "Lancet", reported phenomenal results from its' use. Dr. Henry Crooks showed Colloidal Silver to be absolutely harmless, and non-toxic to humans, and highly germicidal. Colloidal Silver has proven itself useful against all species of fungi, parasites, bacteria, protozoa, and certain viruses. For centuries we've known the properties of silver. The ancients stored their water in silver vessels to prevent bacteria from growing. American settlers would put a silver dollar in their milk containers to hinder it's spoilage. Australian Colonials would suspend a silver fork or spoon in their water containers to prevent contamination. Soldiers in the American Civil War swallowed whole silver dollars to ward off disease. Thankfully there is no information on how they re-cycled them?) Communion goblets used in church were made of silver, because it was known that one couldn't catch any disease if the cup was made of silver. In certain European countries a silver teaspoon/fork was placed in the pot when cooking mussels. Prior to 1940 articles regarding benefits of colloidal silver were frequently seen in medical journals. During the 1930s silver was used both externally and internally for a variety of medical conditions. Because of the price of silver, (then US$200.00 an ounce) and the inception of
penicillin and other antibiotics, which was relatively inexpensive use of Colloidal Silver fell by the wayside.

According to the article in Science Digest by Jim Powell - March 1978 titled, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter." "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different kinds of disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually nontoxic, pioneering silver researcher, Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis concluded: "Silver is the best all around germ fighter we have." Silver is considered to be one of the most universal antibiotic substances known. Oligo-dynamic Silver is as toxic to primitive life forms as the most powerful chemical disinfectants. This, coupled with its relative harmlessness to animate life, gives it great potential as a disinfectant.

ANTHRAX -Colloidal Silver has been documented since 1887 as an effective anti-biotic against the deadly killer disease ANTHRAX which now sadly, due to the ever present threat of biological warfare has become a very real concern in our modern everyday lives.

"In 1992, 13,300 hospital patients died of infections that resisted every drug doctors tried."
Quote from Newsweek Magazine, March 28, 1994.

Prior to 1938 Colloidal Silver was considered to be one of the mainstays of antibiotic treatment. It is still considered to be the most universal antibiotic substance that is nontoxic in its micro-concentrations of 3-5ppm. It has been proven to be useful against over 650 different infectious conditions, as compared to traditional antibiotics, which are effective against 6-7 conditions.

Clorox will do the same thing. If Clorox were not toxic to the human body, It could be a miracle drug, as could several other substances such as hydrogen peroxide, which is quite effective as a topical solution. The comeback of silver in medicine began in the 1970's. When the late Dr. Carl Moyer, chairman of Washington University's department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better treatments for burn victims Dr. Margraf, as the chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer

and other surgeons to find an antiseptic strong enough, yet safe enough to use over large areas of the body. As a result of their efforts, and that of other researchers, hundreds of important new medical uses for silver were found. Colloidal Silver is the only form of silver that can be used safely as a supplement. It is absorbed into the tissues at a slow enough rate that it is not irritating to the tissues, unlike silver nitrate, which reacts violently with body tissues because of it's caustic action and should never be ingested. The colloidal particles diffuse gradually throughout the blood and give prolonged therapeutic action.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Colloidal Silver seems to only attack the unfriendly pathogens or anaerobic ones and does no harm to the friendly or aerobic ones. How does it differentiate? For the most part, friendly bacteria are aerobic (needing oxygen) while unfriendly bacteria are anaerobic. The silver does not attack bacteria directly, but rather decomposes certain enzymes the anaerobic bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds require. The silver acts as a catalyst and is not consumed in the process. The reason that the bacteria do not develop a resistance to silver, as they do to antibiotics, is because silver does not attack them directly, but rather destroys the enzymes they depend on. Many forms of bacteria, fungus, and viruses utilize a specific enzyme for their metabolism.

Silver acts as a catalyst, effectively disabling the enzyme. It is toxic to all species tested of fungi, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and many viruses. To primitive life forms, silver is toxic as the most powerful chemical disinfectants. There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of simple metallic silver. Based on laboratory tests, destructive bacteria, virus, and fungus organisms are killed within minutes of contact. Larry C. Ford, M.D. of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Center for the Health Sciences reported in a letter dated November 1, 1988 that the silver solutions were anti- bacterial and fungicidal for Candida Albicans and Candida Globata.

E.M. Crooks has stated that Colloidal Silver kills pathogenic organisms in three or four minutes upon contact. In fact there is no microbe known that is not killed by Colloidal Silver in six minutes or less and there is no side effects what so ever from the highest concentration. Colloidal Silver is effective against infections, colds, influenza, and fermentation. Parasites are also killed while in their egg stage. It is tasteless, odorless, and nontoxic. It is effective with meals as a digestive aid - no fermentation of food in the intestine.

Alfred B. Searle the founder and owner of the giant pharmaceutical company Searle Pharmaceuticals (now known as Monsanto) published a book in 1919 "The Use of Colloids in Health & Disease" pointed out that one important advantage of using Colloidal Silver is that it
has no recorded side effects. It also does not stain the skin, unlike certain pharmaceutical preparations of silver that do stain the skin quite strongly. Furthermore he went on to state that "for internal administration, Colloidal Silver has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to all
parasites without any toxic action to the host"

Dr. Leonard Keene A.M. M.D. (John Hopkins) concluded that from a therapeutic point of view only the colloidal metals present the necessary homogeneity, minuteness of granules purity, and stability for maximum health. One critical indicator ofthe quality of Colloidal Silver is its color. A lot has been written about the necessity of CoOlloidal Silver to be a pale to deep golden yellow color, but this applies specifically to "homemade Low Voltage-brews". As the size of the silver particles gets larger, the color of the suspension ranges from light yellow to golden yellow to brown to red to gray to black.

Colloidal Silver has been well documented to be the best broad spectrum antibiotic available. The reason it has not been widely used is because of the high cost of production. Retail price has ranged from US$100 to US$200 an ounce. With the advancements in the manufacturing process in recent years, the price has come down of this wonderful product. Colloidal Silver is now an economical and effective source of silver for everyone.

COLLOIDAL SILVER USES BEFORE 1938 According to the article in Science Digest by Jim Powell - March 1978 titled, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter." "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different kinds of disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually nontoxic." pioneering silver researcher, Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis concluded: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have."

The Therapeutic Good Administration of Australia, (TGA) regards as "an excluded goods" in other words not "included" under their purview. Colloidal Silver can be manufactured as a Water Bacterio-Static or water sanitizer and no therapeutic claims can be made.

Jim Powell reported in a Science Digest article - March 1978 titled, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter." "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different kinds of disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually nontoxic." pioneering silver researcher, Dr. Harry Margraf of st. Louis concluded: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have."

Prior to 1938 Colloidal Silver was administered in just about every way that modern drugs are administered. It was injected both intravenously and intramuscularly, used as a gargle for throat conditions, as a douche, taken orally and applied topically even for sensitive tissues and dropped in the eyes.

Silver occurs naturally in the soil as a trace mineral and, as such, is one of many essential elements required by plants, animals, and man. It was once naturally obtained from organic soils via fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and legumes. Now, with most of our crop plants grown on highly depleted chemically fertilized soils, many of the important metallic minerals like iron, zinc, copper, magnesium and chromium and trace minerals like silver and gold are no longer readily available to us except through the use of mineral supplements

Dr. Gary Smith, a medical researcher, suggests that silver may be linked to the proper functioning of the body's natural defense system and that people with an inadequate intake of silver may be more prone to illness.

Medical tests indicate no known adverse effects from the use of properly prepared Colloidal Silver and there has never been a recorded case of drug interaction with any other medication. Some Lab tests have shown that the "true" Colloidal Silver has little effect on "friendly" bacteria, while being highly useful against infections and eliminating various microbes, viruses and fungi. Etc ...

SILVER USED BY NASA. NASA researched 23 different methods of water purification and selected a silver system for the space shuttles. Not only does NASA use the silver system but half ofthe world's airlines use silver water filters to guard against water-borne diseases. Colloidal Silver was widely used in the US 60 to 70 years ago as an antibacterial and in fact, wasapproved by the FDA in the 1920's. A though silver had an excellent reputation as an effective fighter, its utilization grew impractical. Current dollars would put the price in the 1930's at nearly US$200 US per ounce, limiting its widespread use at that time.

From extensive research and experiments with Silver in Medicine, Dr. ROBERT O. BECKER, MD, concluded in his book "The Body Electric" that Silver deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system and that Silver was doing something more than killing disease causing organisms. It Jas also causing major growth stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and even elderlylpatients noticed more rapid healing and he discovered that all cancer cells changed back to norma~. All strains of pathogens resistant to other antibiotics are killed by Silver". Yet, at this time he could not find Silver Supplements on the market.

Dr. Gary Smith, a medical researcher, suggests that Silver may be linked to the proper functioning of the body's natural defense system.

References:

1."Use of Colloids in Health and Disease." Colloidal silver has proven particularly effective in cases of intestinal troubles. Dr. He1ry Crooks found that "silver in the colloidal state is highly germicidal, quite harmless to humans and absolutely non-toxic. Rather than in a
chemical compound, the silver in the colloidal state may be applied in a much more concentrated form, with correspondingly better results. All virus, fungus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes upon contact. There are no side effects whatsoever from the highest concentrations."

2.Dr. Robert Becker, "The Body Electric," recognized a correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said the 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 any part of the body. He also states that the silver was doing something more than killing disease organisms. It was also causing major growth stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and elderly patients
noticed more rapid healing. He discovered that all cancer cells change back to normal cells. All strains of pathogens resistant tol other antibiotics are killed by colloidal silver. Yet at that time he couldn't find a silver supplement on the market.

3."Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," Science Digest, March 1978. As an antibiotic, colloidal silver kills over 650 disease causing organisms, and resistant strains fail to develop. Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have and is absolutely non-toxic! Doctors report that, taken internally, it works against syphilis, cholera, malaria, diabetes and severe burns. 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."

4.The Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has used silver in his cancer treatment method. He says the whole thing is quite simple. This brought rapid remission in patients given up on by other doctors.

5.The FDA had stated that because colloidal silver is accepted as a pre-1938 medication, it may continue to be marketed. Letter, 13 September 1991, received from consumer safety officer Harold Davis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. S(i)FDA's Final Rule - Over-the-Counter Drug Products Containing Colloidal Silver The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule establishing that all over-the-counter (OTC) drug products containing colloidal silver ingredients or silvt salts for internal or external use are not generally recognized as safe and effective and are misbranded.

6."Colloidal Preparations of Silver il Pharmacy," British Medical Journal, February 1923:"Pure Silver is entirely non-irritant. In tests at very high concentrations, it has been shown repeatedly that the rapidly exerted disinfectant action is of considerable therapeutic value."

7.Dr. Otto Warberg (Nobel Prize Wirner, 1932) stated that "Cancer is caused by the lack of oxygen and the fermentation of sugars."

8.Provo Herald, 13 February 1992, Jage Dl: "Colloidal Silver as a Remedy for AIDS"

9.Medicinal Silver Home Remedies, Maurice Worthington, M.D., 1928

10."Colloidal Silver Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy," British Medical Journal, 1932

11.Royalty, worldwide are called "BIle Bloods," because ofthe silver content in their blood, even from birth. They used real silrerware, ate from silver dishes, and stored their food in silver containers. There were no doctors. The common people were often sick with
something.

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