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A Natural Antibiotic -
Nature's Alternative to Antibiotics - Homeopathic.
In the early 1900's an
antibacterial solution called Colloidal Silver became
the choice of medical practitioners. It proved to be
enormously effective against infectious organisms and
extremely safe to use, without the negative side
effects associated with many drugs. But Colloidal
Silver became increasingly expensive and the
pharmaceutical companies developed antibiotics as we
know them today. Silver took a back seat. However, as
usual, as we deviate from nature, unforeseen problems
develop. Forty years after the advent of antibiotics,
many types of disease-causing organisms have built an
immunity to their action.
Over the years the
medical establishment has reported on the new strains
of " Super Bugs" that cannot be destroyed
by antibiotics. Newsweek Magazine reported in March
28, 1994 that in 1992, 13,000 hospital patients died
of infections that resisted every drug doctors tried.
Also a well known fact is the detrimental effect of
antibiotics on the naturally occurring flora in the
colon. Colloidal Silver does not disturb this very
timely re-emergence of Colloidal Silver due to new
technology and much reduced costs in production, may
prove to be one of the best remedies that the public
now has to protect themselves. " And now it's
silver that is finding wholly new uses as a wonder in
modern medicine... perhaps it soon will be recognised
as OURMIGHTIEST GERM FIGHTER." (Science Digest,
Silver is considered
to be one of the most universal antibiotic substances
known. Jim Powell reported in the Science Digest
article quoted above, that an antibiotic kills
perhaps 7 different disease organisms, but silver
kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop.
Moreover, silver is non-toxic! The comeback of silver
in medicine began in the 1970's. The late Dr. Carl
Moyer, chairman of Washington University's Department
of Surgery, received a grant to develop better
treatment for burn victims. Dr. Harry Margraf of St.
Louis, as the chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer
and other surgeons to find an antisepticstrong
enough, yet safe, to use over larger areas of the
body. Dr. Margrafreviewed 22 antiseptic compounds and
found drawbacks in all of them. (SILVERIS USED IN ALL
MAJOR BURN CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES. UCLA MEDICAL LABSFOUND IT EFFECTIVE ON EVERY VIRUS THEY TESTED IT
He noted that many of
these antibiotics were ineffective against a number
of harmful bacteria, including the biggest killer in
burn cases - greenish blue bacterium called Pseudomon
as acruginose. Extensive trials proved silver to be
the most effective and is currently used in all major
burn centres in the United States. In 1834, the
German obstetrician F. Crede administered 1% silver
nitrate to the eyes of new-born infants, virtually
eliminating the incidence of disease causing
blindness in new-born babies. However, it was not
until the late 1800's that Western scientists were
able to prove what had been known in Eastern medicine
for thousands of years...that silver was a proven
germ fighter! Once the discovery was made that the
body's chief fluids were colloidal in nature, the
endless possibilities which could occur from the use
of colloids in medicine were recognised. As a result,
a silver solution known as Colloidal Silver became
widely used in medicine as one of the main-stays of
antimicrobial treatment, until money became an issue.
" What we actually have done, was rediscover
that silver kills bacteria", stated Dr. Robert
Becker M. D. "Itis non-toxic in
micro-concentrations of 3-5 parts per million."
WHAT IS COLLOIDAL
Colloidal Silver is a
tasteless, odourless, non-toxic, pure, natural
substance consisting of sub-microscopic clusters of
silver particles, suspended by a tiny electric charge
placed on each particle, within a suitable liquid.
The molecule's size usually ranges from 0.01 to about
0.001 micron in diameter (very small). The particles
do not settle but remain suspended since the electric
charge exerts more force than gravity on each
particle. Colloidal is the form of choice since the
body must convert a crystalline solution to colloidal
before it can be used. Taken daily, it is a powerful
adjunct to our immune systems, by killing harmful
disease-causing organisms, and aids healing.
Silver and all minerals are
obtained from food we eat. This comes directly from
organic soil containing living organisms. These
organisms assist in making the minerals available to
the vegetation. However, if we eat fruit and
vegetables grown on chemical fertilisers, as most
plants are grown today, we do not get the necessary
quantity of vitamins, minerals and trace elements
which occur in organically grown foods. This results
in deficiencies which progress over time resulting in
an impaired immune function. The results are diseases
of ageing. Dr.Robert Backer noticed a correlation
between low silver levels and sickness; colds, flu,
etc. Some Biochemists suspect that a silver
deficiency is possibly one of the main reasons cancer
exists and is increasing at such a rapidrate today.
Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom of the Karolinska Institute,
Sweden, hasused silver in his cancer treatment for
many years. He says it has brought on rapid remission
in many patients whom other doctors had given up on.
HOW DOES COLLOIDAL
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
Several decades of
clinical use of Silver have been proven in the
treatment of burns, and for eye, ear, nose, throat,
vaginal, rectal and urinary tract infections. Silver
has been prescribed in medicine as an aid to the
brain, reproductive disorders in women and the
circulatory system. It has been used as a remedy for
mentalim balances, sleepwalking and anorexia nervosa.
Additional uses include the treatment of AIDS,
allergies, anthrax bacilli, arthritis, parasites,
blood poisoning, boils, wounds of the cornea, chronic
fatigue, cerebro-spinalmeningitis, candida, cholera,
colitis, cystitis, diabetes, diphtheria, dysentery,
enlarged prostate, gonorrhoea, herpes, hepatitis,
infantile diseases, lesions, leukaemia, lupus, lyme
disease, rheumatism, ringworm, shingles, skin cancer,
staph and strep infections, stomach flu, thyroid
conditions, tonsillitis, toxemia, stomach ulcers,
warts and whooping cough to name a few.
A few drops may be
applied directly to the skin or into any wound or
sore, or used on a cotton bud or band-aid to
disinfect. Liquid silver can be used orally and
vaginally and anally.
It is available as a
drops for nose or eyes and atomized for inhalation
into the lungs.
Adults Dosage: For
colds and flu symptoms, take up to a tablespoon three
times daily up for seven days, then reduce by 1/2 as
Children take one
teaspoon per day for up to seven days and then reduce
to half a teaspoon (use proportionally smaller doses
in relation to body mass).
Overdosing should not
be of concern even if more than recommended doses are
administered. After a few days of use, one might
experience a de-tox 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.
Silver is also available as a cream for many
cold sores, fungal infections, dry
and scaley skin, psoriasis etc