World’s Oldest Antibiotic Also Shows Promise as anti-cancer therapy

World’s Oldest Antibiotic Also Shows Promise as an Anti-Cancer Therapy

 

Silver

Colloidal silver is a powerful healer, despite irrational FDA opposition to it.

Silver has been used medicinally throughout the ages, with great success. And now some very promising research is being done on silver as a cancer treatment. Patients have previously been treated with chemotherapy drugs containing another metal, platinum. In a head-to-head comparison against a leading platinum-based chemo drug, cisplatin, a silver-based drug was found to be just as effective—and far less toxic to normal cells than platinum. Dr. Charlotte Willans, the lead researcher, calls the research an important step in the quest for effective, non-toxic cancer treatments.

Silver also happens to be the world’s oldest known antibiotic. There’s written evidence that the ancient Egyptians made use of it; the ancient Greeks and Romans stored their water, wine, and other liquids in silver vessels to prevent spoiling and contamination; ancient Chinese emperors ate with silver chopsticks, and wealthy Europeans in the Middle Ages used silver utensils to protect themselves from illness (we still call our eating utensils “silverware” despite it being made from other metals these days).

In the 1800s and early 1900s, colloidal silver compounds were widely used to fight infections, though silver fell out of favor in the 1930s with the development of the first modern antibiotics. Even so, silver is still popularly used today to treat water, purify air, and is used in medical dressings prevent infection in burn victims. Very importantly in today’s world, germs cannot develop a resistance to silver.

The big problem with antibiotic drugs, we now know, is that bacteria can become resistant to them, adapting into “superbugs” that are very difficult to treat. The problem, as we noted in January, is exacerbated by overuse of antibiotics—particularly in animals raised for food, where 80% of US antibiotics are used.

Despite the long history of successful silver usage, including its current use in wound dressings and burn salves, the FDA’s official position is that silver is “not safe or effective for treating any disease or condition.” A 1996 FDA rule declared all over-the-counter silver products to be unsafe and “misbranded.”

The government and other skeptics often claim that colloidal silver can cause argyria—a condition in which the skin turns bluish gray. However, argyria has only been found to occur in response to prolonged exposure to or ingestion of silver compounds, especially silversalts, which are not present in true colloidal silver but are found in cheap imitations.

This was demonstrated rather dramatically in 2008 by Paul Karason, the fellow whom the news media dubbed the “Blue Man.” Although the news media continually reported that he was taking colloidal silver, interviews with Mr. Karason indicated that was apparently making his own silver compounds at home and ended up making silver chloride—a silver salt—which he both consumed in excessive quantities and regularly smeared on his skin before using tanning beds! Silver salt compounds are great for making photographic paper—but not for taking internally or applying to the skin.

A study published earlier this year demonstrated that bacteria are now mutating to evade vaccines for childhood pneumonia and meningitis. So we not only have antibiotic-resistant superbugs, we have vaccine-resistant ones as well. This is just the latest indication that the “miracle drugs” and vaccines of the mid-to-late 1900s are not standing the test of time.

Contrast this with colloidal silver, which has been used as a bactericide for over a millennium—and has never produced silver-resistant bacteria! The recent research into silver as an anti-cancer agent is exactly the kind of research that today’s medical experts should be exploring—and would be, but for FDA opposition.

Why is the FDA so stubbornly opposed? Presumably because the agency does not like competition for its approved patented drugs which are derived from natural sources. People dying from resistant bugs does not seem to move the FDA—they’re only interested in new patented drugs that might quell the superbugs, even though such drugs are not being produced much, and even when they are, they often prove to be too toxic to use.


Colloidal Silver clinical studies and reports

 

Clinical Studies and Reports on the
Antimicrobial Qualities of Colloidal Silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following PDF documents consist of a variety of clinical studies and independent research reports on the antimicrobial qualities of colloidal silver-related products including silver ions, silver compounds, silver nanoparticles, nanosilver compounds, silver-impregnated and silver-coated products, and many other forms of silver being used in a wide variety of ways, but almost all for the purpose of benefitting from the powerful antimicrobial qualities of silver itself.

These studies and reports are supplied for informational purposes only, and should not be construed in any way as providing medical advice or guidance. They cover a wide range of data on silver, including some surprising findings and discoveries regarding silver’s powerful antimicrobial, infection-fighting and disinfectant qualities.

These studies and reports are compiled here with the intent of giving the reader or researcher a general understanding of the many uses of antimicrobial silver, from a variety of viewpoints, both clinical and personal. The studies are not meant to convey efficacy of any particular colloidal silver product.

Because research into antimicrobial silver is ongoing, and because opinions and conclusions tend to vary depending upon the factors involved in different studies, these studies and reports should be considered merely as a starting point for your own research, and not be considered the final word on silver and its many antimicrobial, infection-fighting or disinfectant benefits.

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120 Years of Nanosilver History Demonstrate Its Safety and Repudiate Attempts to Paint It As a “New Substance” With “Unknown Risks”
Nanosilver is assumed to be a new material because of the relatively recent emergence of the term “nano”. However, on close inspection nanosilver materials have a long, 120-year history of relatively safe and regulated use, chiefly in the form of colloidal silver. Historical perspective demonstrates that nanosilver has been intentionally manufactured and adopted commercially across a wide spectrum of everyday applications for many decades. To declare nanosilver materials as “new chemicals” with “unknown properties” that are “potentially harmful” simply on the basis of a change in nomenclature to the term “nano,” and ignoring the accumulated knowledge of its scientific and regulatory heritage demonstrating both safety and efficacy in a wide range of applications, would be a mistake that does not serve the public interest.
First Ever Double-Blind Human Ingestion Study on Nanosilver
American Biotech Labs has just released what is believed to be the first ever human ingestion safety study on a colloidal silver supplement. The published abstract for the study states that ingestion of the patented ABL nanosilver particle showed no negative effects on any tested system in the body. The study included 3, 7 and 14-day exposures to American Biotech Labs 10 ppm (15 ml/day) silver solution in a double-blind, placebo controlled cross-over phase design. Healthy volunteer subjects (36 subjects in all, 12 per each time-exposure studied), underwent complete metabolic, blood and platelet count, urinalysis tests, sputum hyper-responsiveness and inflammation evaluation, physical examinations, vital sign measurements, and magnetic resonance imaging of the chest and abdomen at baseline and at the end of each phase. According to the study authors, “No clinically important changes in any metabolic, hematologic, or urinalysis measure identified were determined. No morphological (or structural) changes were detected in the lungs, heart (cardiac function) or abdominal organs. No changes were noted in sputum reactive oxygen species or in pro-inflammatory cytokines.”
Ionic Silver Safety: An In Vitro Toxicity Study of a Colloid Silver Health Product and Atomic Quantum Clusters of Silver and Gold (Ionosil Study)
Is colloidal silver toxic to cells? In this in vitro clinical study conducted in June 2007 at The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen University, the researcher set out to discover if Ionosil (i.e., Sweden’s leading brand of ionic colloidal silver) is toxic to cells, using human alveolar lung epithelial cell line A549. The researcher compared the effects of Ionosil to atomic gold and silver quantum clusters on the cells, looking for cytotoxicity (i.e. cell damage), inflammation and DNA damage. No toxicity, DNA damage or inflammation was found from the ionic colloidal silver solution.
Nanoparticle Colloidal Silver Demonstrated Safe For Humans
This company got tired of the falsehoods and misconceptions being promulgated by against colloidal nanosilver by environmentalists, and has set the record straight!
Safety Information Related to Nanoscalar-Oligodynamic Silver Ions
Another company sets the record straight regarding the safety of nano-sized ionic colloidal silver!
An Evaluation of Acute Toxicity of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles
Researchers tested mice for acute oral toxicity, eye irritation, corrosion and dermal toxicity of colloidal silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) following OECD guidelines. Oral administration of AgNPs at a limited dose of 5,000 mg/kg produced neither mortality nor acute toxic signs throughout the observation period. Percentage of body weight gain of the mice showed no significant difference between control and treatment groups. In the hematological analysis, there was no significant difference between mice treated with AgNPs and controls. Blood chemistry analysis also showed no differences in any of the parameter examined. There was neither any gross lesion nor histopathological change observed in various organs. The results indicated that the LD50 of colloidal AgNPs is greater than 5,000 mg/kg body weight. In acute eye irritation and corrosion study, no mortality and toxic signs were observed when various doses of colloidal AgNPs were instilled in guinea pig eyes during 72 hr observation period. However, the instillation of AgNPs at 5,000 ppm produced transient eye irritation during early 24 hr observation time. No any gross abnormality was noted in the skins of the guinea pigs exposed to various doses of colloidal AgNPs. In addition, no significant AgNPs exposure relating to dermal tissue changes was observed microscopically. In summary, these findings suggest that colloidal AgNPs could be relatively safe when administered to oral, eye and skin of the animal models for short periods of time.
Genotoxicity, Acute Oral and Dermal Toxicity, Eye and Dermal Irritation and Corrosion, and Skin Sensitization Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticles
This is an abstract of a 2012 study published in the journal Nanotoxicology, in which researchers tested silver nanoparticles for genotoxicity, acute oral and dermal toxicity, eye and dermal irritation and corrosion, and skin sensitization. In the bacterial and animal tests performed, the researchers found that silver nanoparticles, at fairly high dosage levels, do not induce genotoxicity or abnormal signs of mortality. There was no oral or dermal toxicity. There was no acute eye or dermal irritation of corrosion, and extremely low skin sensitization. Some cytotoxicity (cell toxicity) was observed in the bacterial tests, which is to be expected since silver is a known bacteriocide. One test animal out of 20 showed low level signs of erythema (i.e., superficial reddening of the skin), prompting researchers to classify the silver nanoparticles used as “a weak skin sensitizer.”
The Altman Study: Colloidal Silver, Where Does It Go When You Drink It? How Long Does It Stay There?
The classic 1990’s study demonstrating the body’s ability to effectively excrete silver.
Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Oligodynamic Silver
Dr. Kent Holtorf, M.D. discusses historical safety and efficacy of various forms of colloidal silver, used orally and intravenously, including oligodynamic silver. [*Web editor's note: Never use colloidal silver intravenously except under a doctor's direction and supervision. Some deaths attributed to the use of intravenous colloidal silver have been recorded in early medical literature. Additionally, colloidal silver for intravenous use must be prepared as an isotonic solution to avoid the lysing of red blood cells.]
Silver Nanoparticles Interactions with the Immune System: Implications for Health and Disease
In this study overview of the way silver nanoparticles interact with the immune system, researchers found that silver nanoparticles strongly inhibited cytokine production, and did not show pro-inflammatory effects. According to the study authors, “It has been shown in vivo that silver NPs act to decrease inflammation through cytokine modulation.” The implication being that silver nanoparticles may one day play a key role in decreasing inflammation in inflammatory medical conditions. The study overview also found that topical application of silver nanoparticles promotes wound healing.
Evaluation of Hazard and Exposure Associated with Nanosilver and Other Nanometal Oxide Pesticide Products
The Silver Nanotechnology Working Group demonstrates the history and safety of commercial products containing silver nanoparticles.
Silver Nanoparticles: No Threat to the Environment
Dr. George J. Maass demolishes the idea that silver nanoparticles pose a threat to the environment.
Assessment of Nanosilver In Textiles On the Danish Market: No Likely Risk to Environment or Humans
In a six-month study (Sept. 2011 to March 2012) funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, carried out by the Danish Technological Institute and published by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, it was found that nanosilver in textiles including various forms of clothing as well as cleaning cloths and children’s toys pose “no risk of health effects or environmental effects.” Indeed, regarding the potential for harm to the environment, the study authors unequivocally state, “…the scenario for environmental exposure through discharge of sewage effluent is not likely to pose a risk of biological effects in the aquatic environment arising from the use of nanosilver in textiles…” And regarding human exposure, the researchers further state, “The calculated risk ratios relevant for the three selected human exposure scenarios indicate that the risk from each individual scenario is very low. Also combined exposures from different sources with similar migration patterns are not likely to pose an unacceptable risk to consumers based on the findings in this study.”
Federal Register: Residues of Silver in Foods from Food Contact Surface Sanitizing Solutions; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Spray silver disinfectant products are ruled safe for use on food contact surfaces by EPA.
History of the Medical Use of Silver
Silver has been used for at least six millennia to prevent microbial infections, and was the most important antimicrobial agent available before the introduction of antibiotics.
The Long History of Silver in Health and Healing
The germicidal properties of silver, although not recognized as such, have been utilized since the times of the ancient Mediterranean and Asiatic cultures.
Science Digest’s 1978 Article on Silver and Healing by Jim Powell
This is the famous, oft-quoted 1978 Science Digest article on silver and healing, by Jim Powell, in its entirety.
Activity of Colloidal Silver Preparations Towards Smallpox Virus
Colloidal silver demonstrated to be effective against smallpox virus.
Characterization of Antiplatelet Properties of Silver Nanoparticles
Silver nanoparticles prevent blood from clotting in animal model and in vitro.
Antitumor Activity of Colloidal Silver on MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells
Will colloidal silver be the first big cure for breast cancer?
Toxicity of Nanosilver on Osteoblast Cancerous Cell Line
According to the authors of this study, published in the journal International Nano Letters (January 2011), nanosilver exhibited “broad spectrum inhibition” against the cancer cell line studied. The authors state, “Many attempts have been made to use silver nanoparticles as an anti-cancer agent and they have all turned up positive…The purpose of this study was to assess the biological assay of nanosilver (Nanocid®) on osteoblast (G292) cancerous cell line. The effect of nanosilver on these cells was evaluated by light microscopy, and by cell proliferation and standard cytotoxicity assays. The results demonstrate a concentration-dependent toxicity for the cell tested, and IC50 was determined 3.42 µg/mL, suggest(ing) that the product is more toxic to cancerous cells compared to other heavy metal ions.” The authors concluded, “In general, silver nanoparticles should serve as one of the best ways of treating diseases that involve cell proliferation and cell death.”
Antitumor Activity Of Silver Nanoparticles In Dalton’s Lymphoma Ascites Tumor Model
Study confirms the antitumor properties of silver nanoparticles, and suggest that they may be a cost-effective alternative in the treatment of cancer.
Viral Pathogens and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Oligodynamic Ag1 for Direct Immune Intervention
Retrospective study of silver-based therapeutics briefly reviews their history, and explores the modern application of charged silver particles as an antiviral agent.
A Mechanistic Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Silver Ions on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
Researchers discover one of the ways silver ions destroy pathogens, i.e., by attaching to DNA and preventing the pathogen from replicating.
Effects of Electrically Generated Silver Ions on Human Cells and Wound Healing
Dr. Robert O. Becker’s classic study on healing wounds with electrically generated silver ions.
Antibacterial Activity and Mechanism of Action of the Silver Ion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli
Electrically generated silver ions used in washing machines are shown to cause significant reductions in bacterial counts of Staph aureus and E. coli.
NASA Document on Silver Ionization Process for Water Purification on Manned Space Flights
Silver plays a key role in assuring safe water for manned space crews.
Silver News, 1st Quarter 2010, Nanosilver Overcomes Blood Platelet Disorders
Blood platelet aggregation is serious and can be life threatening; nanosilver may act as an effective anticoagulant.
Antibacterial Efficacy Studies of Silver Nanoparticles Against Escherichia coli ATCC-15224
Silver nanoparticles are shown to dramatically reduce E. coli bacterial counts.
Anti-bacterial Performance of Colloidal Silver-treated Laminate Wood Flooring
Colloidal silver-treated laminate wood flooring keeps the bacteria away.
Silver-Coated Nylon Fiber as an Antibacterial Agent
Silver-coated nylon fabric prevents infections in wounds.
Silver-Nylon: a New Antimicrobial Agent
Silver-coated nylon fabric prevents infections in wounds.
Bob Beck: Take Back Your Power
Dr. Bob Beck’s classic treatise on healing with electromedical devices and colloidal silver.
Bactericidal Activity of Combinations of Silver–Water Dispersion™ with 19 Antibiotics Against Seven Microbial Strains
The famous BYU study demonstrating the ability of a colloidal silver solution to boost the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs against drug-resistant microbes.
Antifungal Textiles Formed Using Silver Deposition in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Supercritical CO2 processing can be used to infuse textiles used in hospitals with silver nanoparticles, giving them profound antifungal properties.
Bactericidal Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Against Multidrug-resistant Bacteria
Silver nanoparticles shown to be effective broad-spectrum biocides against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria.
In Vitro Evaluation of the Activity of Colloidal Silver Concentrate Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from Postoperative Wound Infection
Colloidal silver proven effective against multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of the most deadly drug-resistant pathogens.
Colloidal Silver As a New Antimicrobial Agent
Colloidal silver was found to be effective against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aregnosa and Salmonells typhi.
Colloidal Silver for Lung Disease in Cystic Fibrosis
An 11-year old Cystic Fibrosis victim with multi-drug resistant Burkholderia multivorans and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia responds to colloidal silver.
Ultrastructural Localization and Chemical Binding of Silver Ions in Human Organotypic Skin Cultures
The human body is demonstrated to have a specific method of neutralizing the potentially toxic in vitro effects of silver ions on human cells, utilizing the antioxidant glutathione.
Patent for Antiviral Colloidal Silver Composition
“We disclose a colorless composition comprising silver particles and water [manifesting] significant antimicrobial properties including antiviral properties.”
MTR Uses Silver Nano Technology to Enhance Hygiene Levels on Passenger Rail Lines
Japanese public railway line uses silver nanotechnology to keep contact surfaces free of pathogens
Induced Dedifferentiation: A Possible Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cell Transplants
Famous Robert O. Becker study demonstrating how electrically generated silver ions can produce tissue regeneration at wound site, or even limb regeneration, thus providing a potential morally acceptable alternative to embyronic stem cell transplants.
Therapeutic Properties of Silver: A Historical and Technical Review, by S.M. Foran
Even now, with over one hundred antibiotics available, there is a fear that many bacteria will become resistant to all antibiotics, plunging humanity back into the conditions that existed in the pre-antibiotic age. This study reviews the historical usage of silver and concludes that oligiodynamic silver in the form of silver ions may well be the answer to this most pressing of medical problems.
The Effect Of Silver Ions On The Respiratory Chain Of Escherichia Coli
Researchers demonstrate that silver ions inhibit the respiratory chain of E.coli, killing the pathogen.
Promising Cure for URTI Pandemics, Including H5N1 and SARS: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? (Part II), by Eric Gordon, MD and Kent Holtorf, MD
Drs Eric Gordon, MD and Kent Holtorf, MD make their case that oligodynamic silver hydrosol is the safe, natural solution to SARS and other potentially deadly viral pandemics.
Nanotechnology’s Latest Oncolytic Agent: Silver, Cancer & Infection Associations (Part III) By John Apsley, DC, Kent Holtorf, MD, Eric Gordon, MD, Wayne Anderson, ND, and Rashid Buttar, DO
Landmark studies over the past several decades have demonstrated that oligodynamic Ag+ could play a pivotal role in overcoming cancerous processes. This article reviews these findings and offers a proposal for future studies and protocol development.
Antibacterial Efficacy of Colloidal Silver Alone and in Combination With Other Antibiotics on Isolates from Wound Infections
Low dose colloidal silver kills antibiotic-resistant staph and E.coli, and does not interfere with therapeutic efficacy of prescription antibiotics tested.
Nanotechnology In Medicine And Antibacterial Effect Of Silver Nanoparticles
Silver nanoparticles demonstrated to be the answer to the increase in new resistant strains of bacteria against most potent antibiotics.
Microbial Multi-Drug Resistance (MDR) and Oligodynamic Silver
The idea of silver-resistance among pathogenic microbes is explored, and placed in proper context with actual facts in this white paper by the Immunogenic Research Foundation.
Exposure Related Health Effects of Silver and Silver Compounds — A Review
This critical review of the medical literature dating back to the early 1900’s demonstrates that it is soluble silver compounds such as silver nitrate, silver chloride, silver acetate, silver protein and others that are responsible for the vast majority of cases of skin-staining (i.e., argyria) reported in the medical literature. “Many researchers attribute the pigmentation process associated with generalized argyria solely to soluble silver compounds…”
Technical White Paper: Antimicrobial Activity of Silver (Is Largely Dependent Upon the Presence of Silver Ions)
The antibacterial activity of silver ions, metallic silver and silver nanoparticles is discussed in this Technical White Paper from Industrial Biological Services, Ltd. of Berkshire, England. The paper concludes that silver ions are the principle active antimicrobial species of silver, with metallic silver being relatively unreactive, and silver nanoparticles exhibiting size-dependent activity against both bacteria and viruses. The paper also concludes “The mechanism depends on both the concentration of silver ions present and the sensitivity of the microbial species to silver. Contact time, temperature, pH and the presence of free water all impact on both the rate and extent of antimicrobial activity. However, the spectrum of activity is very wide and the development of resistance relatively low, especially in clinical situations.”
Antifungal Properties of Electrically Generated Metallic Silver Ions
The well-known 1976 study by R.O. Becker, Berger, Spadaro, Bierman and Chapin, which demonstrated conclusively the powerful antifungal properties of electrically generated silver ions.
Colloidal Silver in Sepsis
The 1915 study published in the Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Vol. XXVIII, demonstrating electrically generated colloidal silver to be effective against blood-borne infections (i.e., sepsis).
Ammonia Hypothesis of Ionic Silver Utility In Vivo
This is the brilliant blow-by-blow refutation of Frank Key’s “silver chloride hypothesis” by Stuart Thomson, director of research at Gaia Research Institute. Thomson demonstrates that, contrary to Key’s assertion, hydrochloric acid in the stomach does not render ionic silver insoluble. Rather, naturally occurring ammonia in the human body — which plays an important role in health and well-being — acts as a solvent to diminish the bonding effects of hydrochloric acid on silver ions, and renders soluble again any silver bound as AgCl, both in the digestive tract and systemically. This report is excerpted from a long-running debate on The Silver List.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Use of Silver In Wound Therapy 2011
This is an impressive 2011 White Paper by Systagenix Wound Management, explaining the scientific basis for the use of silver dressings in wound management and clinical practice, and providing a general background on silver as an antimicrobial, including details on its mode of action, potential for resistance and safety profile, as well as an overview of the current available commercial silver dressings.
Silver Nanoparticles As Broad-spectrum Bactericidal and Virucidal Compounds
Another great study published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of Nanobiotechnology, demonstrating the profound bactericidal and virucidal effectiveness of silver nanoparticles, along with implications for the use of AgNP’s against HIV and other viral pathogens.
Colloidal Silver Suspension for Treating Skin Problems in Tropical or Decorative Fish
This is a U.S. patent explaining a simple method for using colloidal silver to treat skin problems and topical infections in tropical or decorative fish, including the amounts of colloidal silver to add to the tank each day during treatment time, the level of silver that needs to be reached in the tank for maximum effectiveness, other necessary maintenance and care, as well as expected results.
Attenuation of Allergic Airway Inflammation and Hyper-responsiveness in a Murine Model of Asthma by Silver Nanoparticles
This is a groundbreaking clinical study concluding that silver nanoparticles might be effective in the prevention or treatment of asthma. According to the study authors, “Our study suggests that oxidative stress is an important determinant of allergic airway disease and that silver NPs attenuated oxidative stress in the murine asthma model. Also, by administration of silver NPs, Th2 inflammation, which is one of the main asthma-inducing immune factors, was significantly decreased. We suggest that silver NPs may be useful as a therapeutic strategy through their properties as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.”
Silver Ion Water Sterilizer By Jowa
This company has installed it’s silver-based water disinfection systems on thousands of European merchant ships and cruise liners since the 1970s to help prevent bacterial contamination of the ship’s water supply. These units — operating on the same basic principle as a colloidal silver generator — have been in constant use for forty years, with the occasional replacement of the silver electrodes. Millions of people have drank the silver purified water — including crew members who drink it regularly.
Use of Silver Nanoparticles Increased Inhibition of Cell-Associated HIV-1 By Neutralizing Antibodies Developed Against HIV-1 Envelope Proteins
Another fascinating study published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnologydemonstrating that when silver nanoparticles are added to neutralizing antibodies (i.e., NABs) known to inhibit HIV-1 infection, the potency of the NABs is significantly increased, and HIV-1 transmission and infection is dramatically inhibited. The researchers are apparently working toward developing an antiviral vaginal cream that utilizes silver and NABs to help protect women from becoming infected by an HIV positive partner.
Novel Microfilaricidal (Anti-Parasite) Activity of Nanosilver
This clinical study found that nanosilver has potent anti-parasite effects against the larval stage of the parasite Brugia malayi, a roundworm which infects millions of people in India, China and throughout southeast Asia. The parasite causes a disease known as elephantitis (i.e., elephantiasis), which is characterized by intense and sometimes grotesque swelling of the legs. This may be the first time that silver has been clinically demonstrated to be effective against parasites in any stage beyond the egg stage. The researchers also found nanosilver to be safe when used against this parasite.
Silver Colloidal Nanoparticles: Antifungal Effect Against Adhered Cells and Biofilms of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata
In this important 2011 study, researchers demonstrate that “silver colloidal nanoparticles” not only have a profound antifungal effect on two forms of Candida, but is also effective in destroying the biofilms produced by these fungal pathogens. Biofilms allow pathogens to adhere to cell walls and help protect them from the immune system and any natural predators in the human body. So this is an important new study, because in many cases biofilms are what stymie modern drug-based therapies from actually getting to the pathogen. Thankfully, silver seems to have no problem busting through the biofilms.
Oral Thrush and Dental Stomatitis: Preliminary Research to Determine if Silver Nanoparticles in Mouthwash and Dentures Might Stop These Infections
In a 2012 study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology, Professor Henriques and her team looked at the use of different sizes of silver nanoparticles to determine their anti-fungal properties against Candida albicans and Candida glabrata. These two yeasts cause infections including oral thrush and dental stomatitis, a painful infection affecting around seven out of ten denture wearers. Infections like these are particularly difficult to treat because the microorganisms involved form biofilms. Professor Henriques comments: “With the emergence of Candida infections which are frequently resistant to the traditional antifungal therapies, there is an increasing need for alternative approaches. So, silver nanoparticles appear to be a new potential strategy to combat these infections. As the nanoparticles are relatively stable in liquid medium they could be developed into a mouthwash solution in the near future.”
Antifungal Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Dermatophytes
Here’s an interesting clinical study demonstrating the effectiveness of silver nanoparticles against the pathogen most commonly responsible for toenail fungus. According to the study, “Spherical silver nanoparticles (nano-Ag) were synthesized and their antifungal effects on fungal pathogens of the skin were investigated. Nano-Ag showed potent activity against clinical isolates and ATCC strains of Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Candida species. The activity of nano-Ag was comparable to that of amphotericin B, but superior to that of fluconazole. Additionally, we investigated their effects on the dimorphism of Candida albicans. The results showed nano-Ag exerted activity on the mycelia. Thus, the present study indicates nano-Ag may have considerable antifungal activity, deserving further investigation for clinical applications.”
Mode of Antiviral Action of Silver Nanoparticles Against HIV-1
Silver nanoparticles have proven to exert antiviral activity against HIV-1 at non-cytotoxic concentrations, but the mechanism underlying their HIV-inhibitory activity has not been not fully elucidated. In this study, silver nanoparticles are evaluated to elucidate their mode of antiviral action against HIV-1 using a panel of different in vitro assays. Results: Our data suggest that silver nanoparticles exert anti-HIV activity at an early stage of viral replication, most likely as a virucidal agent or as an inhibitor of viral entry. Silver nanoparticles bind to gp120 in a manner that prevents CD4-dependent virion binding, fusion, and infectivity, acting as an effective virucidal agent against cell-free virus (laboratory strains, clinical isolates, T and M tropic strains, and resistant strains) and cell-associated virus. Besides, silver nanoparticles inhibit post-entry stages of the HIV-1 life cycle. Conclusions: These properties make them a broad-spectrum agent not prone to inducing resistance that could be used preventively against a wide variety of circulating HIV-1 strains.
Topical Delivery of Silver Nanoparticles Promotes Wound Healing
According to the study authors, “We investigated the wound-healing properties of silver nanoparticles in an animal model and found that rapid healing and improved cosmetic appearance occur in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, through quantitative PCR, immunohistochemistry, and proteomic studies, we showed that silver nanoparticles exert positive effects through their antimicrobial properties, reduction in wound inflammation, and modulation of fibrogenic cytokines. These results have given insight into the actions of silver and have provided a novel therapeutic direction for wound treatment in clinical practice.”
Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents
From the clinical journal Molecules, a review of studies demonstrating the potent antiviral effects of silver nanoparticles against HIV-1, hepatitis B virus, herpes simplex virus, respiratory syncytial virus and monkey pox virus, and concluding that silver and other metal nanoparticles may provide opportunity to develop novel antiviral therapies with lower levels of resistance compared to conventional antiviral drugs.
Silver Nano – A Trove for Retinal Therapies
Silver nanoparticles are being discovered to have profound therapeutic properties in certain diseases of the eyes that can result in visual impairment or even irreversible blindness. This clinical study review shows that silver nanoparticles may play a successful role in reversing pathological retinal angiogenesis (neovascularization), one of the most feared complications among retinal diseases. According to the study authors, “Recent findings made by us on therapeutic applications of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against VEGF induced retinal endothelial cells, elucidates the effectual inhibitory activities of AgNPs over the downstream signaling pathways (Src and AKT/PI3K) leading to retinal angiogenesis.” The researchers concluded that present clinical research “consequently affirms the futuristic application of silver nanoparticles as a boon to ocular therapies.”
Silver Nanoparticles Impede Biofilm Formation By Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis
Pathogens that form biofilms are among the most frustrating for doctors to deal with because the protective barrier the microbes are able to erect around themselves is difficult for antibiotic drugs to penetrate. The result is often relentless and chronic infection. In this clinical study researchers found that silver nanoparticles impede the formation of the biofilm barriers normally erected by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis. According to the study authors, “Treating these organisms with silver nanoparticles resulted in more than 95% inhibition in biofilm formation. The inhibition was known to be invariable of the species tested. As a result this study demonstrates the futuristic application of silver nanoparticles in treating microbial keratitis based on its potential anti-biofilm activity.”
Venereal Diseases: Their Treatment and Cure
This is an older clinical report from the early 1900’s by Dr. Omar Wilson, M.D., and published in a journal called The Canadian Medical. Dr. Wilson discusses his success with the use of a colloidal silver protein compound known as Protargol, which he had found to be an astonishingly helpful treatment for gonorrhea when instilled into the urethra of the penis, followed by prostatic massage where appropriate. Says Dr. Wilson in his report, “Some years ago I was afforded the opportunity of experimenting with germicidal preparations in gonorrhea. After prolonged experiments I became convinced that Protargol gave the best results, and curiously enough, that one-half percent Protargol was remarkably more efficient than solutions of greater strength.”
Bactericidal Actions of a Silver Ion Solution on Escherichia coli, Studied by Energy-Filtering Transmission Electron Microscopy and Proteomic Analysis
In this study, published in November 2005 in the journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, researchers examined the bactericidal function of silver ions, using Escherichia coli as a model microorganism. The researchers found that the silver ion readily infiltrates the interior of E. coli, rather than residing in the cell membrane area and affecting the function of membrane-bound enzymes, as was previously theorized. According to the study authors, “The present results indicate that one of the major bactericidal actions of the silver ion is caused by its interaction with the ribosome and subsequent suppression in the expression of enzymes and proteins essential to ATP production.” In other words, the silver ions infiltrate the bacterial cell and destroy the ability of the bacteria to generate life-giving energy from the inside.
Treatment of Orthopaedic Infections with Electrically Generated Silver Ions
The famous clinical study by Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., and Joseph A. Spadaro, Ph.D., on healing bone non-unions and infected wounds with electrically generated silver ions. The study was published in 1978 in theJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The researchers used pure silver wire in some cases, and silver mesh in others, hooked up to a low-voltage electrical apparatus to deliver a steady stream of silver ions into the wound site. The researchers report in most cases that all infectious microorganisms were killed by the silver, and dramatic healing and even bone union took place. The researchers concluded, “Silver would appear to be the metal of choice for implanted electrodes used for bone stimulation. Its antibacterial properties, when it is the anode, would assist in controlling a quiescent pre-existing or operatively acquired infection. The results obtained with the silver-nylon electrode in open osteomyelitis would appear to warrant further investigation of its usage as an antibacterial dressing after wound debridement.”
The Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Isolated From Burn Wounds
In this clinical study conducted by researchers from the Department of Pathology at West Virginia University, researchers found that when silver-ion emitting wound dressings containing two different kinds of silver compounds were exposed to a wide range of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, environments with lower pH (i.e., increased acidity) resulted in significantly greater antimicrobial activity compared to environments with higher pH (i.e., increased alkalinity). According to the researchers, “…when pH was changed from 8.5 to 5.5 antimicrobial activity for both dressings in general increased significantly (P < 0.05)… the study showed that the performance of both dressings apparently increased when pH became more acidic. The findings in this study may help to further enhance our knowledge of the role pH plays in affecting both bacterial susceptibility and antimicrobial activity of silver containing wound dressings.”
Antimicrobial Activity of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Prepared by Sol-Gel Method
In this clinical study, published in the Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, researchers from the Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering Department at Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey documented that colloidal silver nanoparticles in very low concentrations (i.e., 2-4 ppm) and at particle sizes of approximately 20-45 nm demonstrated a pronounced antibacterial effect against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Silver Nanoparticles Effective Against Tuberculosis Bacteria
In this study abstract, entitled “Nature-inspired novel drug design paradigm using nanosilver: efficacy on multi-drug-resistant clinical isolates of tuberculosis” the authors state that by capping silver nanoparticles with bovine serum albumin and then testing it in the laboratory against “clinical isolates collected from TB endemic areas” (i.e., sputum samples collected from pulmonary TB patients) they were able to demonstrate that this novel nanosilver compound constitutes a “potent anti-TB drug.” In the full study, which is available through the journal Current Microbiology (2011, 62:715-726), the authors further state, “Encouragingly, the results indicate that this novel design could be further extended for developing improved medicinal agents for combating multi-drug-resistant TB.”
The Silver Nanoparticle (Nano-Ag): A New Model for Antifungal Agents
In this study from the School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea, silver nanoparticles were prepared and tested against clinical isolates of T. mentagrophytes and Candida fungal pathogens. The study authors conclude, “Nano-Ag also exhibited potent antifungal effects, probably through destruction of membrane integrity. To the author’s knowledge, this is the first study to apply Nano-Ag successfully to dermatophytes and pathogenic fungal strains. Secondly, the fact that preparation method of Nano-Ag described here is cost-effective is also of importance. Therefore, it can be expected that Nano-Ag may have potential as an anti-infective agent for human fungal diseases.”
Antifungal Activity and Mode of Action of Silver Nano-particles on Candida Albicans
In this abstract of a study conducted at the Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, at Kyungpook National University in South Korea, and published in the journal Biometals, researchers studied the anti-fungal effects of silver nano-particles and investigated their mode of action. The study authors concluded, “The results suggest nano-Ag may exert an antifungal activity by disrupting the structure of the cell membrane and inhibiting the normal budding process due to the destruction of the membrane integrity. The present study indicates nano-Ag has considerable antifungal activity, deserving further investigation for clinical applications.
Antifungal Effects of Silver Nanoparticle Alone and With Combination of Antifungal Drug on Dermatophyte Pathogen Trichophyton Rubrum
In this clinical study conducted at the Department of Biology, Islamic Azad University, and published by the 2011 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, researchers examined the effects of silver nanoparticles — alone, and in combination with two well-known anti-fungal drugs — on the dermatophyte fungi Trichophyton rubrum. The study authors found that “results of antifungal activity reveal that the growth of T. rubrum was inhibited at concentration of 10 µg/ml Ag-Nps alone.” The study authors also found that the antifungal activity of the drugs Flocunazole and Geriseofulvin were “increased in the presence of Ag-NP’s.” In short, silver nanoparticles demonstrated significant antifungal activity on their own, and when used in combination with antifungal drugs, they increased the antifungal efficacy of the drugs.
Antibacterial Activity and Mechanism of Silver Nanoparticles onEscherichia coli
In this clinical study conducted at the Guangdong Institute of Microbiology at Guangzhou, China, and published in 2010 in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, the researchers studied the antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles against E. coli, as well as the mechanism through which silver nanoparticles provided inhibitory and bactericidal effects. The authors state, “The combined results suggest that silver nanoparticles may damage the structure of the bacterial cell membrane and depress the activity of some membranous enzymes, which cause E. coli bacteria to die eventually… For the first time, we offer evidences to indicate that silver nanoparticles can inhibit bacterial growth and even kill the cells through destroying bacterial membranous structure and permeability.”
Silver Nanoparticles Neutralize Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
This is a recently unclassified presentation produced by the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction. It demonstrates the powerful neutralizing effects of silver nanoparticles against hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Arenavirus and Filovirus (i.e., Ebola). One of the main tasks of the DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency is to “anticipate and mitigate future threats long before they have a chance to harm the United States and our allies.” The presentation was given by researchers from the Applied Biotechnology Branch, 711th Human Performance Wing of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The researchers concluded that in vitro, silver nanoparticles neutralize hemorrhagic fever viruses inside the cells by decreasing S segment gene expression and concomitantly decreasing progeny virus production. They note that viral neutralization occurs during the early phases of viral replication, so silver nanoparticle treatment would have to be administered prior to viral infection or within the first two to four hours after initial virus exposure.
Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles With Tacaribe Virus
Silver nanoparticles possess many unique properties that make them attractive for use in biological applications. An area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of nanomaterials with viruses and the possible use of silver nanoparticles as an antiviral agent. This research focuses on evaluating the interaction of silver nanoparticles with a New World arenavirus, Tacaribe virus, to determine if they influence viral replication. This suggests that the mode of action of viral neutralization by silver nanoparticles occurs during the early phases of viral replication.
Role of Silver Ions in Destabilization of Intermolecular Adhesion Forces Measured by Atomic Force Microscopy in Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilms
In this study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Dec. 2005, American Society for Microbiology) it was revealed that Staphylococci epidermis biofilms have been found to be “markedly impaired” by very low, non-inhibitory levels of silver ions. This is important news, since biofilms give communities of microorganisms a distinct ability to resist antibiotic drugs. If low levels of silver ions can impair biofilms, then its use may well help resolve one factor in the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. According to the study authors, “Our AFM studies on the intermolecular forces within the EPSs of S. epidermidis RP62A and S. epidermidis 1457 biofilms suggest that the silver ions can destabilize the biofilm matrix by binding to electron donor groups of the biological molecules. This leads to reductions in the number of binding sites for hydrogen bonds and electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions and, hence, the destabilization of the biofilm structure… After the addition of silver ions and within 60 min of contact, the overall structure of the biofilm became partially destroyed and the inner structure of biofilm was exposed. There were also significant amounts of EPSs around the damaged biofilm colony, confirming the effect of silver ions on the grown biofilm matrix”
Axen 30 Ionic Colloidal Silver Solution Kills Campylobacter Jejuni in Minutes
Axen 30, a commercial disinfectant product consisting of a stabilized form of electrically generated ionic silver, demonstrated efficacy againstCampylobacter jejuni and therefore meets the requirements set forth by the U.S. EPA for disinfectant label claims. This essentially means the ionic silver solution killed this well-known food poisoning bacteria within exposure periods of two and five minutes. The EPA efficacy performance requirements for label claims state that the disinfectant must kill the microorganism on 10 out of 10 inoculated carriers or the label claims cannot be approved. According to the study conclusion, “Under the conditions of this investigation, Axen 30…demonstrated efficacy against Campylobacter jejuni as required by the U.S. EPA for disinfectant label claims following two and five minute exposure periods.”
A Pharmacological and Toxicological Profile of Silver as an Antimicrobial Agent in Medical Devices
This is an impressive review of the available medical data regarding the pharmacology and toxicology of silver used as an antimicrobial agent in medical devices. Published in the journal Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, and written by Alan B. G. Lansdown, the well-known British researcher and author of the definitive guide to the use of silver in medical situations, Silver in Healthcare: It’s Antimicrobial Efficacy and Safety in Use(Issues in Toxicology, RSC Publishing). The review concludes, in part, “Silver should not be regarded as a cumulative poison…Only in cases of chronic systemic silver overload situations where excretory mechanisms become saturated, does silver deposit in an inert fashion in lysosomal or intercellular sites, unrelated to tissue damage. In these situations, selenium serves as a major protective factor in precipitating the silver in a highly insoluble and hence inert form of silver selenide.”
Silver In Drinking Water — World Health Organization Guidelines
In this report the World Health Organization discusses the maximum allowable amount of silver allowed in drinking water, and reports that the “biological half-life (of silver) in humans ranges from several days to 50 days. According to the report, the liver plays the main role in the elimination of silver from the body. And most ingested silver is excreted in the feces, with cumulative excretion rates between 90-99%. The report states, “The only known clinical picture of chronic silver intoxication is that of argyria, a condition in which silver is deposited on skin and hair, and in various organs following occupational or iatrogenic exposure to metallic silver and its compounds, or the misuse of silver preparations.” The report concludes, “On the basis of present epidemiological and pharmacokinetic knowledge, a total lifetime oral intake of about 10 g of silver can be considered as the human NOAEL [i.e., No Observable Adverse Effect Level]…Higher levels of silver, up to 0.1 mg/litre (a concentration that gives a total dose over 70 years of half the human NOAEL of 10 g), could then be tolerated without risk to health.”
Toxicological Profile for Silver — Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
In this U.S. Public Health Service report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the health and toxicological effects of silver ingested or absorbed through various means are examined. The report states that most of the silver that is eaten or breathed in leaves the body in the feces within about a week. And that argyria (i.e., skin discoloration) is the “most serious heath effect” of excessive silver exposure. According to the report, “It is likely that many exposures to silver are necessary to develop argyria. Once you have argyria it is permanent. However, the condition is thought to be only a ‘cosmetic’ problem. Most doctors and scientists believe that the discoloration of the skin seen in argyria is the most serious health effect of silver.” The report concludes, “Populations that are unusually susceptible to toxic effects of silver exposure are those that have a dietary deficiency of vitamin E or selenium, or that may have a genetically based deficiency in the metabolism of these essential nutrients. Individuals with damaged livers may also be more susceptible to the effects of silver exposure. In addition, populations with high exposures to selenium may be more likely to develop argyria. Furthermore, some individuals may exhibit an allergic response to silver.”
The Effect of Nano-Silver Liquid against the White Rot of the Green Onion Caused by Sclerotium cepivorum
In this breakthrough study, published in the March 2010 issue of the journalMycobiology, researchers found that applying varying levels of silver nanoparticles to the roots of green onion plants completely eradicatedSclerotium cepivorum fungal infections known to destroy the plants. Not only did the application of silver nanoparticles destroy the pathogenic plant fungus, but according to the study authors, it caused no harm whatsoever to beneficial soil microbes needed by the green onion plants for growth, nor was there any negative change in the soil chemistry or composition. What’s more, the nanosilver-treated green onion plants, once harvested, were demonstrated to have grown larger and to weigh more than the non-treated green onion plants. Finally, the study researchers pointed out that the more they increased the use of nanosilver on the green onion plants, the lower the level of silver being absorbed into the plant itself. The researchers stated, “When the amount of nano-silver was calculated in the plants grown in nano-silver treated soil, it was found that the concentration of nano-silver used for treatment and the concentration of nano-silver found in the plants was inversely proportional.” In other words, the plants themselves apparently reduce absorption of the nanosilver when higher levels are used on them to control the plant blight. The conclusion drawn by the study researchers was staggering in its implications: “Nano-silver liquid for the prevention of various plant pathogenic fungi is highly recommended to farmers. Additionally, the use of nano-silver does not cause any harm to human beings, and it is safe for the environment and agricultural products. In conclusion, we can say that by using nano-silver liquid, environmental pollution and the excessive use of chemical compounds in the field can be reduced. It is expected that the application of nano-silver at low concentrations will be economic, eco friendly, and decrease farm management costs.”
Silver Enhances Antibiotic Activity Against Gram-Negative Bacteria
In this June 2013 clinical study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, titled “Silver Enhances Antibiotic Activity Against Gram-Negative Bacteria,” it was documented by the study authors that antimicrobial silver could be used to help restore the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs by up to 1,000%. The authors state, “We show that silver disrupts multiple bacterial cellular processes, including disulfide bond formation, metabolism, and iron homeostasis. These changes lead to increased production of reactive oxygen species and increased membrane permeability of Gram-negative bacteria that can potentiate the activity of a broad range of antibiotics against Gram-negative bacteria in different metabolic states, as well as restore antibiotic susceptibility to a resistant bacterial strain.” The authors also revealed that silver-treated bacteria weren’t even able to produce a biofilm, and that when drug-resistant biofilms were treated with silver, the bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs was negated. Finally, the silver/antibiotic drug combinations tested were able to eradicate bacterial persister cells which can otherwise result in multi-drug tolerance and relapsing chronic infections.
Silver In Health Care: Antimicrobial Effects and Safety In Use
This study, published in the journal Current Problems in Dermatology (2006;33:17-34) is by one of Britain’s top experts in antimicrobial silver, Alan B. Lansdown of the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital in London, UK. He writes, “Silver has a long and intriguing history as an antibiotic in human health care. It has been developed for use in water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, cardiac devices, catheters and surgical appliances. Advancing biotechnology has enabled incorporation of ionizable silver into fabrics for clinical use to reduce the risk of nosocomial infections and for personal hygiene. The antimicrobial action of silver or silver compounds is proportional to the bioactive silver ion (Ag(+)) released and its availability to interact with bacterial or fungal cell membranes…. Silver exhibits low toxicity in the human body, and minimal risk is expected due to clinical exposure by inhalation, ingestion, dermal application or through the urological or haematogenous route. Chronic ingestion or inhalation of silver preparations (especially colloidal silver) can lead to deposition of silver metal/silver sulphide particles in the skin (argyria), eye (argyrosis) and other organs. These are not life-threatening conditions but cosmetically undesirable. Silver is absorbed into the human body and enters the systemic circulation as a protein complex to be eliminated by the liver and kidneys. Silver metabolism is modulated by induction and binding to metallothioneins. This complex mitigates the cellular toxicity of silver and contributes to tissue repair. Silver allergy is a known contra-indication for using silver in medical devices or antibiotic textiles.”
Inhibitory Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on H1N1 Influenza A Virus In Vitro
In this study, published in the Journal of Virological Methods in December 2011, the study authors concluded that silver nanoparticles were able to inhibit H1N1 influenza A virus. According to the study authors, “In this study, the interaction of silver nanoparticles with H1N1 influenza A virus was investigated…This study demonstrates that silver nanoparticles have anti-H1N1 influenza A virus activities. The inhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles on influenza A virus may be a novel clinical strategy for the prevention of influenza virus infection during the early dissemination stage of the virus.”
Silver Nanoparticles Inhibit Hepatitis B Virus Replication
In this study, published in the journal Antiviral Therapy in 2008, researchers from the Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, demonstrated the silver nanoparticles could be used to inhibit the replication of hepatitis B virus due to the ability to bind with the viral DNA. According to the study authors, “Silver nanoparticles have been shown to exhibit promising cytoprotective activities towards HIV-infected T-cells; however, the effects of these nanoparticles towards other kinds of viruses remain largely unexplored. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of silver nanoparticles on hepatitis B virus (HBV)…. The in vitro anti-HBV activities of these particles were determined using the HepAD38 cell line as infection model… an absorption titration assay showed that the nanoparticles have good binding affinity for HBV DNA… we found that Ag10Ns could directly interact with the HBV viral particles as revealed by transmission electronic microscopy.” The study authors concluded, “Silver nanoparticles could inhibit the in vitro production of HBV RNA and extracellular virions. We hypothesize that the direct interaction between these nanoparticles and HBV double-stranded DNA or viral particles is responsible for their antiviral mechanism.”
Inactivation of Microbial Infectiousness By Silver Nanoparticles-Coated Condom: A New Approach to Inhibit HIV- and HSV-Transmitted Infection
In this remarkable study published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine in 2012, the study authors found that coating condoms with silver nanoparticles helped inhibit the infectivity of both HIV (i.e., Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and HSV (i.e., Herpes simplex virus), as well as bacterial and fungal microbes. The study authors stated, in part, “Recent research suggests that today’s condoms are only 85% effective in preventing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases. In response, there has been a push to develop more effective ways of decreasing the spread of the disease. The new nanotechnology-based condom holds the promise of being more potent than the first-generation products. The preliminary goal of this study was to develop a silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs)-coated polyurethane condom (PUC) and to investigate its antimicrobial potential including the inactivation of HIV and herpes simplex virus (HSV) infectiousness… No significant toxic effects was observed when human HeLa cells, 293T and C8166 T cells were contacted to Ag-NPs-coated PUC for three hours. Interestingly, our results demonstrated that the contact of the Ag-NPs-coated PUC with HIV-1 and HSV-1/2 was able to efficiently inactivate their infectiousness… Furthermore, we also showed that the Ag-NPs-coated PUC was able to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. These results demonstrated that the Ag-NPs-coated PUC is able to directly inactivate the microbe’s infectious ability and provides another defense line against these sexually transmitted microbial infections.”
In vitro Antifungal Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Against Ocular Pathogenic Filamentous Fungi
In this study, published in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics in March 2013, the study authors focused on determining whether or not silver nanoparticles could be used as an effective treatment for fungal keratitis, which is emerging as a “major cause of vision loss” in China and other developing nations due largely to the unavailability of effective antifungals. According to the study authors, “It is urgent to explore broad-spectrum antifungals to effectively suppress ocular fungal pathogens, and to develop new antifungal eye drops to combat this vision-threatening infection. The aim of this study is to investigate the antifungal activity of silver nanoparticles (nano-Ag) in comparison with that of natamycin against ocular pathogenic filamentous fungi in vitro… Susceptibility tests were performed against 216 strains of fungi isolated from patients with fungal keratitis.” The researchers concluded that silver nanoparticles “…exhibit potent in vitro activity against ocular pathogenic filamentous fungi”.
Clinical Observation of Gelatamp Colloidal Silver Gel Sponge on the Treatment of Pericoronitis
In this clinical study, published in the International Journal of Stomatology in 2010 (Vol. 37, Issue 3), researchers using a colloidal silver gelatin sponge called Gelatamp studied 227 patients with third molar pericoronitis, which is an infection and inflammation of the soft tissues, gingiva and dental follicle around the molar tooth. They divided the patients up into two groups, one of which received treatment with the Gelatamp oral colloidal silver gelatin sponge used in the deep soft tissue pocket around the tooth, and the other using Iodine Glycerol in the soft tissue pocket, instead. According to the study authors, “The clinical effects were evaluated….Group Gelatamp colloidal silver gelatin sponge had better clinical effects than group Iodine Glycerol…Gelatamp colloidal silver gelatin sponge…effectively improved the clinical symptom and clinical results.”
Colloidal Silver Fabrication Using the Spark Discharge System and Its Antimicrobial Effect on Staphylococcus aureus
In this study, published in the journal Medical Engineering & Physics, the researchers used a unique method to create a stable colloidal silver solution consisting of both silver nanoparticles and silver ions. The solution was then tested for antimicrobial effect against Staphylococcus aureus. According to the study authors “Traditional chemical synthesis methods for colloidal silver may lead to the presence of toxic chemical species or chemical residues, which may inhibit the effectiveness of colloidal silver as an antibacterial agent. To counter these problems a spark discharge system (SDS) was used to fabricate a suspension of colloidal silver in deionized water with no added chemical surfactants.” This resulted in a solution that “contains both metallic silver nanoparticles and ionic silver foms.” The researchers then studied the antimicrobial effects of this solution on the Staph pathogen. They concluded, “The results show that colloidal silver solutions with an ionic silver concentration of 30 ppm or higher are strong enough to destroy S. aureus. In addition, it was found that a solution’s antimicrobial potency is directly related to its level of silver ion concentration.” In other words, the silver ions were found to be the active, infection-fighting specie of silver.
Spectrum of Antimicrobial Activity Associated With Ionic Colloidal Silver
In this study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in March 2013, researchers tested an ionic colloidal silver product against “several strains of bacteria, fungi, and viruses” that were “grown under multicycle growth conditions in the presence or absence of ionic colloidal silver in order to assess the antimicrobial activity.” According to the researchers, “…the Food and Drug Administration currently does not recognize colloidal silver as a safe and effective antimicrobial agent. The goal of this study was to further evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of colloidal silver.” The researchers found that “significant inhibition was observed” for bacteria grown under aerobic (oxygen rich) or anaerobic (oxygen poor) conditions. However, the effect of the ionic silver “varied significantly” on fungal cultures, depending upon the strain or genera of fungus treated. And no viral growth inhibition was observed for the viruses tested. The study authors concluded, “The study data support ionic colloidal silver as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, while having a more limited and specific spectrum of activity against fungi.”
Anti-Leishmanial Effect of Silver Nanoparticles and their Enhanced Anti-Parastic Activity Under UV Light
According to this clinical study, published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine in November 2011, researchers found for the first time that silver nanoparticles are effective against the Leishmaniasis pathogen — a protozoan parasite that causes Leishmaniasis, a disease that is potentially fatal if left untreated, and which causes ulcers of the skin, mouth and nose, plus fever, anemia and enlarged spleen and liver. Leishmaniasis is currently endemic in 98 countries worldwide, affecting some 12 million people. The researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles significantly inhibited the infectivity of the Leishmaniasis pathogen, “inhibiting all biological activities of the parasite.” The study authors concluded, “Therefore, the authors consider a new approach, one that includes the application of Ag-NPs on vectors that carry infective Leishmania promastigotes, may be offered in the near future, and that this may prevent the disease from spreading… The results clearly show there is no need to apply high concentrations of Ag-NPs for inhibiting amastigotes, and this may be very promising for the treatment of leishmaniasis…Since leishmaniasis is spreading rapidly worldwide and because anti-leishmanial drugs have several disadvantages, the authors posit that treatment based on silver nanoparticles may have a very important role in overcoming leishmaniasis.”
Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles for the Prevention of Gastrointestinal Bacterial Infections
In this clinical study, published in the journal Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Technology, researchers found that colloidal silver nanoparticles were extremely effective against two key forms of gastrointestinal bacteria responsible for serious infections, i.e., Escherichia coli (ATCC 43888-O157:k-:H7) and Vibrio cholera (O1). The research team demonstrated that the silver solution provided stronger and longer-lasting surface disinfection than conventional chemical disinfectants and surmised it could be effectively used in place of them. The researchers concluded, “In this work, we investigated the antibacterial and disinfectant activity of colloidal silver NPs which were prepared by a UV-enhanced photochemical method….It was found that our silver NPs colloid exhibited strongly effective antibacterial effect against tested gastrointestinal bacteria at a silver concentration as low as ~3 mg l-1. Interestingly, the silver NPs colloid displayed enhanced antimicrobial performance and longer lasting disinfectant effect as compared to the conventional chloramin B disinfection agent. With these exhibited advantages, the as-prepared colloidal silver NPs are very promising for use in treatment of environments containing gastrointestinal bacteria or other infectious pathogens.”
Rice University: Ions, Not Particles, Make Silver Toxic to Bacteria
In this press release from Rice University, clinical researchers discuss the results of their new study titled “Negligible Particle-Specific Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles,” which was published in the July 5, 2012 issue of the journal Nano Letters. In their study, the researchers demonstrate conclusively that silver ions, and not metallic silver particles (i.e., nanosilver) are what make silver toxic to bacteria. The researchers found that the metallic (i.e., nanoparticle) form of silver is largely inert, and cannot kill pathogens except to the extent in sheds silver ions in the presence of pathogens. According to the study abstract, “For nearly a decade, researchers have debated the mechanisms by which AgNPs exert toxicity to bacteria and other organisms. The most elusive question has been whether the AgNPs exert direct ‘particle-specific’ effects beyond the known antimicrobial activity of released silver ions (Ag+). Here, we infer that Ag+ is the definitive molecular toxicant. We rule out direct particle-specific biological effects by showing the lack of toxicity of AgNPs when synthesized and tested under strictly anaerobic conditions that preclude Ag(0) oxidation and Ag+ release.”
Colloidal Silver: A Novel Treatment for Staphylococcus aureusBiofilms
In this study, published in the journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology in March 2014, the study authors begin by explaining that a patient with a “previously recalcitrant Staphylococcus aureus-infected chronic rhinosinusitis” began using a colloidal silver product as a nasal spray, and experienced marked improvement. The study authors then decided to test “whether colloidal silver has any direct bactericidal effects on these biofilms in vitro.” In other words, they wanted to see for themselves if colloidal silver killed Staphylococcus aureus under strict laboratory conditions. The researchers used various dilutions of colloidal silver. What they discovered was that except for the very lowest dilution used, the colloidal silver dramatically reduced the S. aureus biomasses. “At 20 uL colloidal silver, the reduction in biomass was 98.9%…a maximum biomass reduction of 99.8% was reached at both 100 and 150 uL colloidal silver. The study authors concluded, “Colloidal silver directly attenuates in vitro S. aureus biofilms.”

 


Cancer dealt a blow with DMSO

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Rediscover a natural, inexpensive cancer treatment agent mostly forgotten or ignored

(NaturalNews) You may remember the stir that DMSO created in the 1970s when it emerged as a miraculous healing agent and adjuvant for treating many health issues. Some MDs were using it on cancer patients successfully. Then, DMSO mostly faded out of the natural healing picture.Recently, the Camelot Cancer Care clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured DMSO as a major part of their protocol, but it was shut down in 2013 by the FDA and FBI after producing a very high healing rate among cancer patients. Apparently, they’ve reopened with the stipulation that they would no longer use laetrile, a natural extract banned in the USA but used effectively elsewhere.A major aspect of Camelot’s currently allowable orthomolecular (mega-dose vitamin) treatment incorporates DMSO. It has been proven to carry healing compounds deeply and rapidly into tissue while also having its own properties that promote cancer cell apoptosis (cell death). [1]Most normal cells are programmed for apoptosis as part of their cycle for allowing new cells to generate. Cancer cells don’t have this property. So they claim immortality by never dying on their own and stick around to form tumors.

DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide): From industrial solvent to cancer solvent

Medical interest surfaced in the early 1960s at the Oregon Health and Science University Medical School, where Dr. Stanley Jacob discovered that DMSO could penetrate skin and organ membranes without damaging them. Dr. Jacob researched DMSO further and found several topical analgesic applications for animals and humans.

He went further with injecting or ingesting DMSO for a bladder malady, interstitial cystitis (IC). In 1978, the FDA allowed DMSO to be used for IC. Dr. Jacob has consumed a teaspoonful of DMSO daily for over 30 years and has claimed perfect health. [2]

DMSO has been used to alleviate Crohn’s disease suffering. You can search on YouTube for “DMSO 60 Minutes” videos and witness interesting interviews with Dr. Jacob and some of his patients treated for assorted ailments.

But the big deal with DMSO involves treating cancer. R. Webster Kehr of Cancer Tutorand other sites reported on a series of experiments with cancerous animals which discovered that DMSO targets cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Kehr recommends using DMSO to get high-pH cesium more deeply into tissues contaminated with cancer cells. [3]

There have been oncologists who have used DMSO with some existing chemotherapy drugs effectively. Instead of the chemo destroying everything in its path as usual, the DMSO escorted the chemo to cancer cells only, thus greatly reducing the amount of chemotherapy needed for a result.

Maybe that’s why doctors who had used FDA/AMA-approved chemo drugs with DMSOwere shut down. Using only 10% of any chemotherapy drug and getting positive results negatively affects Big Pharma and oncologists’ profits.

However, DMSO has been used by itself successfully for cancer. There have been anecdotal cures, and a scientific study published in 2010 in India mentions that much in vitro (lab culture) testing has demonstrated DMSO’s ability to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. [4]

They went beyond test tubes and cultures by using DMSO on live animals with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a blood cancer disease. The DMSO induced cancer cell apoptosis with tumor reduction while leaving non-cancerous cells unharmed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov).

The FDA requires DMSO be sold as a “solvent” even if it’s pure. That’s what the label is supposed to read to avoid FDA issues. You can order directly from Dr. Jacob’s site or Amazon. And you can get a better understanding of DMSO for cancer by visiting the Camelot website from the sources below.

Sources for this article include:

[1] http://www.camelotcancercare.com

[2] http://www.dmso.org

[3] http://www.cancertutor.com

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Colloidal Silver nails these microbes

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7 Deadly Microbes Killed by Colloidal Silver at Very Low Concentrations: Study

 

A 2011 study demonstrates that very low concentrations of colloidal silver produced “pronounced

antibacterial effect” against six well-known and potentially deadly disease-causing microbes, and

even against one microbe used to simulate anthrax in germ warfare tests. 

 

What does this mean to you?  It means colloidal silver can help protect you and your family against

six of the most common disease-causing microbes known to man – microbes that produce millions

of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths every single year. What’s more, colloidal silver

may well protect against deadly germ warfare pathogens, as well.   

 

Read my short article below to learn which well-known – and sometimes deadly — disease-causing

microbes have been clinically proven to be eradicated by colloidal silver in lab studies, even at

extremely low concentrations, and why this information is so important for you to know…

 

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for TheSilverEdge.com

In a clinical study published in the Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, researchers

from the Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering Department at Dokuz Eylul University in

Turkey documented that colloidal silver demonstrated a pronounced antibacterial effect against

seven pathogens.

 

What’s more, the colloidal silver evidenced this pronounced antibacterial effect in very low

concentrations, i.e., 2-4 ppm.

 

The seven pathogens tested were:

 

  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Candida albicans
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Bacillus subtilis

 

Silver:  A Noble Metal

 

One of the most interesting aspects of the above-linked study, for me, is that the researchers

correctly refer to silver as a “noble metal,” rather than a “heavy metal.”

 

The term “noble metal” is the correct scientific nomenclature for silver.  After all, silver is in the

same family of metals as platinum, palladium and gold (all noble metals) and NOT in the family

of metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, cobalt and arsenic, which are known as the “heavy

metals”.

 

Unfortunately, unscrupulous groups and individuals who are known naysayers of colloidal silver

continue to refer to silver as a “heavy metal” – this, as a sensationalistic means of scaring people

into believing it’s a cumulative toxic poison, when it is not.

 

Why Bacillus Subtillis?

 

Another interesting thing is that the researchers in the above-linked study tested colloidal silver

against six well-known, disease-causing microbes, plus one relatively non-pathogenic microbe

known as Bacillussubtilis.

 

The researchers don’t explain why they included Bacillus subtilis among the bacteria tested, as

it is generally considered to be a benign microbe except in cases of immuno-compromised individuals.

 

While Bacillus subtilis has been implicated in rare cases of eye infection, meningitis and bacteremia,

as well as some cases of nosocomial infection (i.e., of surgical wounds in hospitals), it’s actually a

common soil bacteria that’s considered to be ubiquitous in the environment, and generally harmless.

 

However, the unusual hardiness of this microbe may have been the reason it was included in the study,

as it is considered to be very difficult to kill.

 

You see, although relatively harmless, Bacillus subtilis has also been used as a “simulant” in germ

warfare studies for its first cousin, Bacillus anthracis – the deadly anthrax pathogen.

 

In other words, Bacillus subtilis is generally thought to be as difficult to kill as anthrax. According to oneresearcherBacillus subtilis has many of the same protective characteristics as the deadly

anthrax pathogen:

 

Like anthrax, Bacillus subtilis has the capability to become dormant. It does this by producing

endospores – a kind of armour plating, which makes it impervious to temperature variations,

desiccation, ultra-violet light, starvation and some disinfectants.”

 

Apparently, it’s the formation of these endospores that gives Bacillus subtilis its unusual resistance

to toxic chemicals and physical agents, including common disinfectants.

 

Demonstrating that colloidal silver easily stops Bacillus subtils in its tracks is essentially the

equivalent of demonstrating that it can also stop anthrax or other serious and difficult-to-kill

pathogens, as well.

 

Indeed, in the book The Hot Zone, author Richard Preston tells the true story of how the U.S.

Army stopped a deadly Ebola outbreak at a research facility using formaldehyde gas.  Not wanting

to risk lives testing for the presence of Ebola, they first inoculated the facility with Bacillus subtilis,

knowing how extremely difficult it is to kill.

 

After releasing the formaldehyde gas into the facility for three days, they then tested for signs of

live Bacillus subtilis, and found none.  Therefore, they concluded, the deadly Ebola was gone, too.

And of course, it was.

 

Now, researchers have demonstrated that colloidal silver – even in very small concentrations — is

also effective against Bacillus subtilis.

 

You can learn more about the use of colloidal silver for deadly germ warfare pathogens in my

previous article, Colloidal Silver and Biological Warfare.

 

Colloidal Silver Effective Against “All Tested Microbes”

 

According to the researchers, concentrations as low as 2-4 ppm demonstrated “pronounced

antibacterial effect” against the seven pathogens tested.

 

The researchers concluded that, “all seven tested microorganisms were completely inhibited

at the concentration of 2-4 μg/ml of nano silver.” (That’s a mere 2 to 4 ppm colloidal silver.)

 

While these were admittedly test tube studies, and not human studies, this research demonstrates

the fact that very low concentrations of colloidal silver are indeed able to kill some of today’s most

prevalent and serious disease-causing pathogens, as well as one of the most extremely hardy and

difficult-to-kill of all microbes, Bacillus subtilis.

 

Not a Peep…

 

Colloidal silver’s astonishing and clinically proven ability to destroy these well-known disease-

causing pathogens at very low concentrations should be headline news around the world.

 

But thanks to Big Pharma’s government-enforced lock on prescription antibiotic drugs, you’ve

probably never heard a peep about this study, or about any of the other dozens of clinical studies

on colloidal silver that have amply demonstrated its undeniable infection-fighting benefits.

 

According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, the rate of infections striking Americans

in hospitals alone is now astronomical:

 

“The CDC claims that 1.7 million people contract infections in U.S. hospitals each year. In fact,

the truth is several times that number.

 

The proof is in the data. One of the fastest growing infections is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus 

aureus (MRSA), a superbug that doesn’t respond to most antibiotics.

 

In 1993, there were fewer than 2,000 MRSA infections in U.S. hospitals. By 2005, the figure had

shot up to 368,000 according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

 

By June, 2007, 2.4 percent of all patients had MRSA infections, according to the largest study

of its kind, which was published in the American Journal of Infection Control. That would mean

880,000 victims a year.

 

That’s from one superbug. Imagine the number of infections from bacteria of all kinds.”

 

I might add, imagine the number of infections if you included those that have taken place outside

of the hospital environment, as well as inside.

 

We are talking staggering numbers of annual infections that would make your head spin.

So you’d think that medical authorities would be screaming from the rooftops about the studies

demonstrating colloidal silver to be effective against E. coliStaphylococcus aureusCandida albicansSalmonella typhimuriumPseudomonas aeruginosa

and Klebsiela pneumonia.

 

After all, these six pathogens cause some of the most serious and commonly acquired of all

infections, costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year in health care and leaving tens of

thousands of people dead in their wakes.

 

But you won’t hear a word on the nightly news about the clinically proven ability of colloidal

silver to kill these pathogens.  And that means you have toeducate yourself.

 

Learn More…

 

Here’s links to a handful of short articles on colloidal silver and its proven ability to decimate

the six disease-causing pathogens discussed above:

 

  • E. coliis well-known as one of the most common food poisoning pathogens in the world
  • today, resulting in 265,000 illnesses and about 100 deaths annually in the U.S. alone.
  • For more information on using colloidal silver against E. coli, click the link.

 

  • Staphylococcus aureusis one of the most common causes of skin infections, and is well-
  • known for its ability to mutate into MRSA, the potentially deadly form of Staph which
  • kills up to 93,000 people per year in the U.S. alone – more than all annual AIDS
  • mortalities.  For more information on using colloidal silver against Staphylococcus 
  • aureus/MRSA, click the link.

 

  • Candida albicansis the well-known fungal pathogen normally found in small numbers
  • in the human body, but that can easily grow out-of-control under certain conditions.
  • It can affect the skin, genitals, throat, mouth and even become blood-borne, at which
  • point it has a mortality rate of approximately 40%, resulting in close to 40,000 deaths
  • per year.  For more information on using colloidal silver against Candida albicans,
  • click the link.

 

  • Salmonella typhimuriumis another well-known food poisoning pathogen infecting up to
  • one million people per year in the U.S., resulting in 20,000 hospitalizations and causing
  • symptoms ranging from vomiting, diarrhea and severe abdominal pain to death in
  • severe cases (up to 400 deaths per year).  For more information on using colloidal silver against Salmonella typhimuriumclick the link.

 

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosais one of the leading causes of lung infections and burn
  • infections, and one of the most frequent causes of death in lung disease and among
  • burn victims, with mortality rates ranging between 18% and 61% depending upon the
  • microbial strain and the site of infection. For more information on using colloidal silver against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, click the link.

 

  • Klebsiela pneumoniais found in the mouth, skin and intestines, but can also infect the
  • lungs, causing pneumonia and destroying lung tissue, leading to death.  The mortality
  • rate can be as high as 50%.  This microbe can also mutate into CRKP – the latest of
  • the deadly super-pathogens medical science is having trouble controlling with prescription
  • antibiotic drugs.  For more information on using colloidal silver against 
  • Klebsiellapneumonia, click the link.

 

It’s up to you to educate yourself about the remarkable infection-fighting qualities of colloidal

silver against some of today’s most common and potentially deadly pathogens.  No one is going

to do it for you.  So read the above articles when you get a chance.  You can’t count on the

news media to tell you. And you certainly can’t count on Big Pharma.

 

How People Use Colloidal Silver

 

To learn more about how people just like you are already using colloidal silver successfully to

help keep their families safe and infection-free, be sure to read the colloidal silver testimonials

page at TheSilverEdge.com website.

 

 

There, you’ll learn from hundreds of experienced colloidal silver users exactly how they’ve used

colloidal silver to deal with MRSA infections, herpes infections, sore throats, eye infections,

prostate infections, skin cancer, Candida yeast infections, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…

 

…infected cuts and burns, Poison Ivy, Swine Flu, sinus infections, infected boils, earaches, pet

infections, viral infections, upper respiratory infections, low energy levels, diarrhea, allergies,

infected abscesses, gum disease, tinnitus, arthritis, Pink Eye, facial rash…

 

…infected teeth and root canals, colitis, mononucleosis, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, bad

breath, body odors, so-called “incurable” cancers such as renal carcinoma and others,

urinary tract infections, catheter and Indiana Pouch infections…

 

…canker sores, insomnia, depression, dandruff, psoriasis, infectious peritonitis, antibiotic-

resistant pneumonia, and yes, way more than I could list in such a short article!

 

And if you’re already convinced that colloidal silver should be an important part of your

natural health arsenal against infection and disease, then be sure to learn how to make

your own high-quality colloidal silver, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for

less than 36 cents a quart.  Just click the link in this paragraph.

 

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver…

 

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

 

 


7 Deadly Microbes Nailed by Colloidal Silver

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7 Deadly Microbes Destroyed by Colloidal Silver

 

at Very Low Concentrations: Study

A 2011 study demonstrates that very low concentrations of colloidal silver produced “pronounced antibacterial effect” against six well-known and potentially deadly disease-causing microbes, and even against one microbe used to simulate anthrax in germ warfare tests.

What does this mean to you? It means colloidal silver can help protect you and your family against six of the most common disease-causing microbes known to man – microbes that produce millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths every single year. What’s more, colloidal silver may well protect against deadly germ warfare pathogens, as well.

Read my short article below to learn which well-known – and sometimes deadly – disease-causing microbes have been clinically proven to be eradicated by colloidal silver in lab studies, even at extremely low concentrations, and why this information is so important for you to know…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for TheSilverEdge.com

In a clinical study published in the Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, researchers from the Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering Department at Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey documented that colloidal silver demonstrated a pronounced antibacterial effect against seven pathogens.

What’s more, the colloidal silver evidenced this pronounced antibacterial effect in very low concentrations, i.e., 2-4 ppm.

The seven pathogens tested were:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Candida albicans
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Bacillus subtilis

Silver: A Noble Metal

One of the most interesting aspects of the above-linked study, for me, is that the researchers correctly refer to silver as a “noble metal,” rather than a “heavy metal.”

The term “noble metal” is the correct scientific nomenclature for silver. After all, silver is in the same family of metals as platinum, palladium and gold (all noble metals) and NOT in the family of metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, cobalt and arsenic, which are known as the “heavy metals”.

Unfortunately, unscrupulous groups and individuals who are known naysayers of colloidal silver continue to refer to silver as a “heavy metal” – this, as a sensationalistic means of scaring people into believing it’s a cumulative toxic poison, when it is not.

Why Bacillus Subtillis?

Another interesting thing is that the researchers in the above-linked study tested colloidal silver against six well-known, disease-causing microbes, plus one relatively non-pathogenic microbe known as Bacillus subtilis.

The researchers don’t explain why they includedBacillus subtilis among the bacteria tested, as it is generally considered to be a benign microbe except in cases of immuno-compromised individuals.

While Bacillus subtilis has been implicated in rare cases of eye infection, meningitis and bacteremia, as well as some cases of nosocomial infection (i.e., of surgical wounds in hospitals), it’s actually a common soil bacteria that’s considered to be ubiquitous in the environment, and generally harmless.

However, the unusual hardiness of this microbe may have been the reason it was included in the study, as it is considered to be very difficult to kill.

You see, although relatively harmless, Bacillus subtilis has also been used as a “simulant” in germ warfare studies for its first cousin, Bacillus anthracis– the deadly anthrax pathogen.

In other words, Bacillus subtilis is generally thought to be as difficult to kill as anthrax. According to oneresearcherBacillus subtilis has many of the same protective characteristics as the deadly anthrax pathogen:

Like anthrax, Bacillus subtilis has the capability to become dormant. It does this by producing endospores – a kind of armour plating, which makes it impervious to temperature variations, desiccation, ultra-violet light, starvation and some disinfectants.”

Apparently, it’s the formation of these endospores that gives Bacillus subtilis its unusual resistance to toxic chemicals and physical agents, including common disinfectants.

Demonstrating that colloidal silver easily stopsBacillus subtils in its tracks is essentially the equivalent of demonstrating that it can also stop anthrax or other serious and difficult-to-kill pathogens, as well.

Indeed, in the book The Hot Zone, author Richard Preston tells the true story of how the U.S. Army stopped a deadly Ebola outbreak at a research facility using formaldehyde gas. Not wanting to risk lives testing for the presence of Ebola, they first inoculated the facility with Bacillus subtilis, knowing how extremely difficult it is to kill.

After releasing the formaldehyde gas into the facility for three days, they then tested for signs of liveBacillus subtilis, and found none. Therefore, they concluded, the deadly Ebola was gone, too. And of course, it was.

Now, researchers have demonstrated that colloidal silver – even in very small concentrations – is also effective against Bacillus subtilis.

You can learn more about the use of colloidal silver for deadly germ warfare pathogens in my previous article, Colloidal Silver and Biological Warfare.

Colloidal Silver Effective Against “All Tested Microbes”

According to the researchers, concentrations as low as 2-4 ppm demonstrated “pronounced antibacterial effect” against the seven pathogens tested.

The researchers concluded that, “all seven tested microorganisms were completely inhibited at the concentration of 2-4 μg/ml of nano silver.” (That’s a mere 2 to 4 ppm colloidal silver.)

While these were admittedly test tube studies, and not human studies, this research demonstrates the fact that very low concentrations of colloidal silver are indeed able to kill some of today’s most prevalent and serious disease-causing pathogens, as well as one of the most extremely hardy and difficult-to-kill of all microbes, Bacillus subtilis.

Not a Peep…

Colloidal silver’s astonishing and clinically proven ability to destroy these well-known disease-causing pathogens at very low concentrations should be headline news around the world.

But thanks to Big Pharma’s government-enforced lock on prescription antibiotic drugs, you’ve probably never heard a peep about this study, or about any of the other dozens of clinical studies on colloidal silverthat have amply demonstrated its undeniable infection-fighting benefits.

According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, the rate of infections striking Americans in hospitals alone is now astronomical:

“The CDC claims that 1.7 million people contract infections in U.S. hospitals each year. In fact, the truth is several times that number.

The proof is in the data. One of the fastest growing infections is methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a superbug that doesn’t respond to most antibiotics.

In 1993, there were fewer than 2,000 MRSA infections in U.S. hospitals. By 2005, the figure had shot up to 368,000 according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

By June, 2007, 2.4 percent of all patients had MRSA infections, according to the largest study of its kind, which was published in the American Journal of Infection Control. That would mean 880,000 victims a year.

That’s from one superbug. Imagine the number of infections from bacteria of all kinds.”

I might add, imagine the number of infections if you included those that have taken place outside of the hospital environment, as well as inside.

We are talking staggering numbers of annual infections that would make your head spin.

So you’d think that medical authorities would be screaming from the rooftops about the studies demonstrating colloidal silver to be effective againstE. coliStaphylococcus aureusCandida albicans,Salmonella typhimuriumPseudomonas aeruginosaand Klebsiela pneumonia.

After all, these six pathogens cause some of the most serious and commonly acquired of all infections, costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year in health care and leaving tens of thousands of people dead in their wakes.

But you won’t hear a word on the nightly news about the clinically proven ability of colloidal silver to kill these pathogens. And that means you have toeducate yourself.

In South Africa: Colloidal Silver is available from :

http://www.biosil.co.za/products/colloidal-silver-500ml

Colloidal Silver (500ml)

Learn More…

Here’s links to a handful of short articles on colloidal silver and its proven ability to decimate the six disease-causing pathogens discussed above:

  • E. coli is well-known as one of the most common food poisoning pathogens in the world today, resulting in 265,000 illnesses and about 100 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. For more information on using colloidal silver against E. coli, click the link.
  • Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of skin infections, and is well-known for its ability to mutate into MRSA, the potentially deadly form of Staph which kills up to 93,000 people per year in the U.S. alone – more than all annual AIDS mortalities. For more information on using colloidal silver againstStaphylococcus aureus/MRSA, click the link.
  • Candida albicans is the well-known fungal pathogen normally found in small numbers in the human body, but that can easily grow out-of-control under certain conditions. It can affect the skin, genitals, throat, mouth and even become blood-borne, at which point it has a mortality rate of approximately 40%, resulting in close to 40,000 deaths per year. For more information on usingcolloidal silver against Candida albicans, click the link.
  • Salmonella typhimurium is another well-known food poisoning pathogen infecting up to one million people per year in the U.S., resulting in 20,000 hospitalizations and causing symptoms ranging from vomiting, diarrhea and severe abdominal pain to death in severe cases (up to 400 deaths per year). For more information on using colloidal silver against Salmonella typhimuriumclick the link.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading causes of lung infections and burn infections, and one of the most frequent causes of death in lung disease and among burn victims, with mortality rates ranging between 18% and 61% depending upon the microbial strain and the site of infection. For more information on using colloidal silver against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, click the link.
  • Klebsiela pneumonia is found in the mouth, skin and intestines, but can also infect the lungs, causing pneumonia and destroying lung tissue, leading to death. The mortality rate can be as high as 50%. This microbe can also mutate into CRKP – the latest of the deadly super-pathogens medical science is having trouble controlling with prescription antibiotic drugs. For more information on using colloidal silver against Klebsiella pneumonia, click the link.

It’s up to you to educate yourself about the remarkable infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver against some of today’s most common and potentially deadly pathogens. No one is going to do it for you. So read the above articles when you get a chance. You can’t count on the news media to tell you. And you certainly can’t count on Big Pharma.

How People Use Colloidal Silver

To learn more about how people just like you are already using colloidal silver successfully to help keep their families safe and infection-free, be sure to read the colloidal silver testimonials page at TheSilverEdge.com website.

There, you’ll learn from hundreds of experienced colloidal silver users exactly how they’ve used colloidal silver to deal with MRSA infections, herpes infections, sore throats, eye infections, prostate infections, skin cancer, Candida yeast infections, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…

…infected cuts and burns, Poison Ivy, Swine Flu, sinus infections, infected boils, earaches, pet infections, viral infections, upper respiratory infections, low energy levels, diarrhea, allergies, infected abscesses, gum disease, tinnitus, arthritis, Pink Eye, facial rash…

…infected teeth and root canals, colitis, mononucleosis, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, bad breath, body odors, so-called “incurable” cancers such as renal carcinoma and others, urinary tract infections, catheter and Indiana Pouch infections…

…canker sores, insomnia, depression, dandruff, psoriasis, infectious peritonitis, antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, and yes, way more than I could list in such a short article!

And if you’re already convinced that colloidal silvershould be an important part of your natural health arsenal against infection and disease, then be sure to learn how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for less than 36 cents a quart. Just click the link in this paragraph.

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver…

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

www.TheSilverEdge.com

Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual


Zeolite – Cancer Cure?!

How One Woman Turned East for Her

Natural Cure to Cancer – with Zeolite

 

and the amazing benefits of Meditation should not be overlooked!

 

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By Ashley Peters

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

I believe that the most important lesson I learnt from my experience with terminal cancer is that you should always embrace every opportunity, no matter what it entails. To love, to be inspired, to be depressed, to make art, to speak the truth, to embrace the chaos that is life, to forgive yourself, to breathe, to enjoy the ride. There are so many people in life who walk around with their heads in the sand; being swallowed up by money, by jobs, by addictions, by society. I think that having terminal cancer opens your eyes in a way I never thought possible, and you can see clearly for the first time; it is a rebirth of epic proportions.

Diagnosis and Symptoms

The day I was first diagnosed, I remember feeling in a state of ‘deep rest’; what some might call depressed. I see it differently, as for the first time I was able to understand my symptoms and relax into a state where I could deal with the diagnosis. These symptoms had been coming on and off now for some time, including a strong metallic taste in my mouth, migraine headaches, visual disturbances, numbness in my face and hands, seizures including both grand mal and absence seizures, bleeding nose and a fatigue I had never known before.

Involving my partner in this was a hard decision, as we had only been together for a short time. He made the decision to commit and walk side by side with me, something I will be eternally grateful for.

When we left on our trip to South East Asia, my symptoms had escalated. Some might call it irresponsible (and in fact many did including numerous doctors) to leave behind the world of modern medicine to live out those last few months. But looking back on it, it seems ironic that I left behind the Western World to embrace Eastern culture, which have two very different approaches to medicine and health. The Western approach focuses heavily on the treatment of symptoms with medication, where health is the absence of pain, and visible physical defects. The Eastern approach focuses on prevention and strength of health as a balance between mind, body and spirit. Being unhealthy in the Eastern view is being unbalanced in terms of the body’s natural energy or ‘Qi’.

I remember when we were traveling through the Cambodian jungle, and exploring the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, I felt my symptoms intensify, and I was concerned that perhaps I had made the wrong choice of not continuing the Western treatment for cancer. It was shortly after this that I decided to take a leap of faith and give Zeolite a go.

Treatment with Zeolite

Zeolite (500ml)

In South Africa, Zeolite is available here :

http://www.biosil.co.za/products/bio-sil-zeolite-250g

I took the initial dose one night before bed. I was surprised in the morning when I woke up with great mental clarity and the metallic taste in my mouth had simmered down. The change in mental clarity was exceptional, it was like a fog had been lifted and I could see much more clearly.

The next dose I took before breakfast and I remember feeling excited and thinking could this be my answer, did I have longer to live? I remember walking to the beach that morning and I felt a little spring in my step I hadn’t had before. Within 12 hours of taking zeolite, my seizures had stopped. My nose continued to bleed for some months after, but I believe this was my body’s way of releasing some of this negative energy. Each day I took the recommended maximum dose of zeolite and with each day I felt the fog lift a little more.

I tried to keep mentally positive, allowing myself to enter deep states of meditation and relaxation to cleanse my mind, eating healthy raw foods and keeping physically active.

When we returned to Australia and I attended my initial consults with the doctors, I could not have felt healthier. I did however, keep a tight lip on what treatment I had been using as I did not want criticism and I wanted honest feedback as to my test results. The doctors were amazed at my results, one even angered saying that they needed to know what treatment I had been using and to not fool around with them (I of course did not go back to this doctor). The results demonstrated to me the power of this amazing mineral, showing how in the space of a few weeks it had made such an incredible change to my body.

I continued taking Zeolite for a couple more months before my next scan and to the surprise of my doctor I was cancer free with no sign of cancer cells at all. It’s now been 5 years with no sign of the tumor coming back, and I have been given the “all clear” by my doctor.

Since coming through this turmoil, I now understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and personally believe that the success of any cancer treatment long term, is dependent on a great shift in our daily health choices and habits. Below I will outline what I believe to be the keys to achieving optimal health amongst the many challenges that we face in modern society.

Achieving Optimum Health

Nutrition

Nutrition is an interesting one as there is so much conflicting information available. Personally, I believe in a whole food approach; one rich and diverse in vitamins, minerals and of course enzymes. This helps to take the burden of enzyme production off your body and when you do this your body will use this additional energy for repair instead. I believe in eating as many super foods as possible, such as turmeric (raw in juice if possible, however just remember that it will stain anything yellow), kale, goji berries, acai berries, blue berries, Cacau.

For Cacau, you can buy it in it’s raw, organic form from most health food stores, however there is another version Chava which also contains liquid zeolite and has an ORACFN antioxidant value of over 465,100 per 100g. In comparison raw cacau contains 80,933, which is amazing in its self (Waiora product catalogue, 2011). also focus on avoiding foods with numbers on the labels because of the toxic content associated with this. Liquid zeolite has also been shown to increase the absorption of nutrients. This occurs as a result of the removal of toxins that block the pathways for nutrient absorption, as well as promoting healthy bacteria in the gut.

Juice Cleanses & Detox

Juice cleanses and detox are now a part of our health regime. We do this a few times per year and this allows the body to do lots of repair and maintenance it usually wouldn’t be able to do thanks to the high vitamin, mineral and enzyme intake. As well as it being very easily digested, green vegetable juice also greatly boosts the removal of toxins, which is highly recommended by Dr Gabriel Cousens.

Candida removal is a big one, and there is lots of information available on this topic. It is quite well known that people with cancer are generally also riddled with Candida: “Cancer patients undergoing radio or chemotherapy did not finally succumb to the cancer itself, but to an infestation of candida albicans” (Contemporary Oncology Magazine 1993 in the USA). The alkalizing effect of pure liquid zeolite will kill off the small active candida. But some very interesting new research on candida and the formation on funguses around toxic material by Leonardo Michael. He speaks of some types of candida burrowing roots into tissues of the body, and that they can’t be killed off until you remove the chitin layer around the fungus. For more information here is an interesting 4 part interview. Though this research has not been verified it is very interesting.

Clean Water

The importance of clean water is one of the most vital parts of health. Drinking clean water that is free of as much toxic debris as possible, and in an alkaline state is incredible in its self. At home, we use a 7 stage filter including a zeolite layer, to remove most of the toxic debris that is found in water today. There is a mineral stone layer in our drinking filter, that adds back some vital minerals to the water. Distilled water is good for alkalizing, but it does not contain any naturally occurring minerals that we would get from a water source in nature such as a mountain stream.

Structure of water molecules is also very important. The studies by Dr Masaru Emoto show that water holds a consciousness, is a liquid crystal, and has a memory. Emoto demonstrates this by exposing a jar of water to certain negative or positive influences, then freezes this water to see its crystalline structure; the results are extraordinary. When you consider just how much our bodies are made of water, you can begin to see how it might impact us. There is a brilliant documentary on this called “Water: the Great Mystery” if you would like to know more.

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Exercise

Exercise and toxin release are also big ones for a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is a must for any health plan as it gets all our lymph flowing and our immune system pumping, as well as boosting positive (feel good) chemical production in the brain. It is also known that sweating is one of our body’s main ways of removing toxins and saunas are a good way to boost this. Infrared saunas, in particular are great as they increase the level of toxin removal, at a lower temperature than standard saunas (good for those that aren’t sauna savvy). Here is a video by Dr Gabriel Cousens on Infrared Saunas

Meditation

I believe meditation, mind/body connection and positive mental attitude are equally as important to your health as eating the right foods. A good mental diet (as I call it), where mental relaxation is key, allows great rest for the whole body. Mental clarification is very specific to each person, and you should experiment with as many kinds of mediation as you can. Yoga or Tai Chi are active meditation techniques, and drawing mandalas or reading a calming book are also forms of meditation. The deepest and most rewarding I find is to be sitting and just reflecting on your day connecting with the Earth and feeling the flow of energy around you. Directing your focus to things that you are grateful for is an amazing way to intensify this positive feeling.

Mental Patterns

Changing the mental patterns we have long held onto, and learning simple techniques on how to do this can change our lives and our health dramatically. Negative thought patterns can be one of the greatest immune suppressors in our bodies. Some inspirational teachers of this are Louise L Hay, and Tony Robbins who provide some brilliant life coaching and lessons. Also more recently, Josh Johnston’s Lifelong program www.growlifelong.com offers a new and innovative approach, with simple ideas on how to think and act a little differently and grow happy.

The final word

The lifestyle choices I now make are well informed, and I am able to see more clearly the alignment of the Eastern triangle of health as a balance between mind, body and spirit. There is always things that we can be doing to improve our health, and constant research is available into different ideas to promote health and wellbeing. What is most important is that you do your own research, become aware of what the concept of ‘health’ means to you. One can read, and research, and understand many different definitions of health, but one can only understand health when it becomes a decision to act on the information you have come to know as truth.

After so many big things have happened in my life, I have come to realise that you only live once. There are so many wonderful things to live for, the breath of fresh air that wakes me up in the morning, the autumn leaves falling on the path, the sun that beams down on me, the love when I look into my partner’s eyes. When I am healthy, I am free. I hope that some day my story will help others to address their own fears and struggles around health, whether it be mental, physical or spiritual health.

“You can never cross the ocean, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”.


Turmeric more effective than prozac

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Study:

Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression

July 25, 2013 Filed under HealthNews Posted by 

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By: Elizabeth Renter,
Natural Society.

It’s common knowledge in the natural health world that pharmaceuticals often (if not always) do more harm than good. It’s also clear that foods, herbs, and other natural sources can offer similar benefits without those nasty side effects. Once again, our beliefs have been affirmed by science: A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

While previous studies have indicated the effectiveness of turmeric (curcumin) in treating serious depression, this study was the first randomized controlled clinical trial of its kind.

Researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India compared the effects of turmeric and Prozac (fluoxetine), both used together and individually, in 60 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD).

According to GreenMedInfo.com, the researchers used the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to measure their results:

“We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all the patients. The proportion of responders as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was higher in the combination group (77.8%) than in the fluoxetine [Prozac] (64.7%) and the curcumin (62.5%) groups; however, these data were not statistically significant (P = 0.58). Interestingly, the mean change in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was comparable in all three groups (P = 0.77). This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.”

While reading the researchers conclusions indicates one treatment (turmeric) is equally effective as Prozac, it doesn’t account for the negative effects of Prozac, which boost turmeric’s value considerably. Prozac is known to cause “suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders,” frightening side effects that are clearly absent in turmeric use.

Related Read: 5 Natural Solutions for Preventing Depression

In addition to fighting depression, the bright yellow root commonly used in Indian cooking known as turmeric has been found to have numerous health benefits. In addition to this enlightening research on its efficacy in depression treatment, we know it also has value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and even cancer. If that isn’t enough, it’s also been shown effective in aiding in weight loss and cutting heart disease risk. Plus, it tastes amazing.

Anti-depressant medications are some of the biggest of Big Pharma’s many big money-makers. Equipped with knowledge like the findings of this most recent study, consumers have the potential to undermine their goal of drugging America and the world.

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I know a man who had a dual-organ transplant (kidney/pancreas) about four years ago. He has to take anti-rejection drugs daily to keep his immune system from rejecting the transplanted organs. That’s because the human immune system views transplanted organs as “foreign bodies,” and targets them for attack.

So because of the anti-rejection drugs he has virtually no immune system, which means he is basically a walking target for just about any kind of opportunistic infection that comes along.

What’s more, because of the nature of the business he runs, he is in constant contact with the general public during the course of the day, and has very little choice but to be around people who are sick with colds, flu, sore throats, coughs, etc. This is a very dangerous situation for any transplant patient, because, generally speaking, their immune systems are so weak from the immune-suppressing anti-rejection drugs that even the slightest infection can become life-threatening.

However, my friend tells me that each morning he washes down his anti-rejection medication with an ounce or two of colloidal silver. And in the four years since his transplant, he has not had a single serious infection. He’s had a few minor colds and sniffles, but that’s about it. (You can hear all about it, in his own words, in the newly released Colloidal Silver Secrets video, available inexpensively in both DVD and VHS formats athttp://www.lifeandhealthresearchgroup.com).

His lack of serious infections is, of course, very unusual given his circumstances. Normally, it is quite common for transplant patients on immune-suppressing anti-rejection drugs to be afflicted with a number of infections every year, any of which can become quite serious. In fact, many transplant patients become so afraid of catching an infection, they carry doctor’s face masks with them wherever they go, in case they end up in the presence of someone who is coughing and choking with some kind of infection. Other transplant patients simply won’t go out in public very much during certain times of the year when colds and flu are prevalent. But my friend doesn’t let fear of infection stop him. He does what he has to do to run his business and make a living. And he depends on colloidal silver to keep him relatively infection-free all year long.

It makes me wonder if colloidal silver would help with other immune-compromised individuals as well. For the past 14 years, I’ve personally used small amounts of colloidal silver daily in order to keep chronic fatigue syndrome at bay. And I’ve heard from a number of colloidal silver users who are afflicted with more serious conditions, such as AIDS, that while it has done very little to lower their HIV count, it does seem to help prevent opportunistic secondary bacterial and fungal infections from taking hold. It is these secondary opportunistic bacterial and fungal infections that kill many AIDS patients each year.

Of course, there are no medical studies to demonstrate that colloidal silver can protect immune-compromised individuals. Just anecdotal information such as the examples above. But it is interesting to ponder, and you have to wonder why the medical authorities don’t look more closely at colloidal silver as a possible solution to at least some of the very serious problems encountered by immune-compromised patients.

There is more information on colloidal silver at http://www.thesilveredge.com (including a FREE downloadable “safe dosage” report).

And you can obtain more comprehensive information on the topic by getting a copy of newly updated, 500-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, which is available athttp://www.lifeandhealthresearchgroup.com)

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Colloidal silver – healing benefits

Ten ways to use colloidal silver’s amazing healing abilities

by PF Louis

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(NaturalNews) Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses.

Not only does silver get rid of pathogens, it helps promote rapid healing of the tissues infected or destroyed. Most burn centers use various forms of silver and silver soaked bandaging for burn victims.

You can buy colloidal silver online or in good health food stores or make your own cheaply and easily. Colloidal silver has many applications and is easy to apply. It has no adverse side effects. It leaves beneficial bacteria intact. Reports of argyria (skin turning blue) are greatly exaggerated.

The Medical Mafia has a tendency to blow up rare incidents of minor adverse effects from natural remedies and blow them up as scare tactics while ignoring the hundreds of thousands of annual adverse side effects from correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals.

Ten ways to use colloidal silver for self healing

1) You can spray it onto burns to prevent infections and promote faster healing without scarring.

2) You can also spray or dab it onto ringworm, boils, herpes sores, and warts for faster healing.

3) If you’re having bronchial problems or walking pneumonia, you can put some colloidal silver in a nebulizer and breathe it into your bronchial area and lungs directly.

4) Small amounts taken daily as a tonic will give what some call a second immune system to guard against flues and colds. Easy and inexpensive if you make if you make your own.

5) Colloidal silver drops can be used for ear infections without any harmful side effects. Some use it for eye and nasal infections as well. Perhaps it can be injected anally with an enema bulb to help cleanse the colon.

6) It can be applied topically for vaginal yeast infections or oral thrush (yeast infection). Could be useful for chronic jock itch as well.

7) Colloidal silver can be used by pregnant women to assist fetal development and easier delivery of the newborn child.

8) It can be taken early with the onset of a cold, flu, or bronchitis to get over it quickly without harming beneficial bacteria. Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria.

9) Colloidal silver can be used successfully to combat MRSA infections. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a staph infection that can be fatal and is now resistant to antibiotics. It usually occurs during hospital stays, but has become rampant enough to originate outside hospitals (http://www.naturalnews.com/023712_MRSA_Texas_infections.html).

10) There has been some success using colloidal silver with AIDS patients. It adds a layer of needed additional immunity while destroying existing pathogens.

More about colloidal silver

Early 20th Century western medicine used silver as a prime antibiotic and anti-fungal until the 1930s. Then antibiotics became a major source of Big Pharma revenue.

As more and more antibiotics were created, the pathogenic microbes began evolving into resistant strains to them. The health dangers imposed by antibiotics by destroying friendly gut flora needed for digestion and immunity were disregarded.

Antibiotic use lowers immunity by destroying the good bacteria along with the bad. Lately, some fluoroquinolone based antibiotics have even permanently and painfully crippled those who had been prescribed them (http://www.naturalnews.com).

Since silver seems to act by stifling the enzymes pathogens use for survival, pathogens are unable to develop resistance to them. Fortunately, alternative medicine has re-discovered colloidal silver for healing all sorts of ailments. A few years ago, the EU banned colloidal silver sales (http://www.naturalnews.com/027989_colloidal_silver_superbugs.html).

Before Codex regulations arrive here, purchasing your own system for making colloidal silver would be a wise move.
Sources for this article include:

http://curezone.com/foods/silver.asp

http://www.saltlakemetals.com/Silver_Antibacterial.htm

http://www.whale.to/a/robey1.html

http://health.centreforce.com/health/silver.html


Colloidal Silver protects against contaminated meat

 

Another Reason You Need Colloidal Silver:  50% of U.S. Meat Supply Tested Now Contaminated With Deadly MRSA Pathogen!

 

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Only a few short weeks ago I reported that as much as 14% of the U.S. meat supply has become contaminated with the deadly MRSA pathogen. Now researchers writing in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases say the figure is closer to 50%!  Can colloidal silver help protect you and your family?  You bet it can!  Here’s what you need to know right now…

What’s lurking in the meat you’re buying for your family?

Plenty of disease-causing bacteria, according to a new study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Almost HALF of all the beef, chicken, pork, and turkey bought in five U.S. cities and sampled by researchers, was found to contain drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, reports CBS News.

That’s up from only 14% in studies conducted late last year.  In other words, the problem with MRSA contaminated meats is growing by leaps and bounds!

Each year, MRSA kills more people in the U.S. than AIDs.  Hospitals now take extraordinary precautions to prevent its spread in surgical wards.  Schools in a number of states have been closed to stop its spread.  Even football games have been postponed when players have become infected.  So its spread into the U.S. food supply is extremely problematic.

According to YahooNews.com:

In the new nationwide study, researchers analyzed 136 samples of 80 brands of beef, chicken, pork and turkey purchased at 26 retail stores in five cities: Chicago; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Los Angeles; and Washington, D.C.

The results showed that 47 percent of the samples were contaminated with S. aureus, and that 52 percent of the bacteria were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics.

DNA testing suggests that the food animals themselves were the major source of contamination with S. aureus, said the researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix.

The study was published in the April 15issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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“For the first time, we know how much of our meat and poultry is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Staph, and it is substantial,” said study senior author Lance B. Price, director of TGen’s Center for Food Microbiology and Environmental Health.

“The fact that drug-resistant S. aureus was so prevalent, and likely came from the food animals themselves, is troubling, and demands attention to how antibiotics are used in food-animal production today,” he added.

Even though cooking kills the pathogen, it is easily spread during the food preparation process.  This makes it critical to clean cutting boards, kitchen countertops, food preparation utensils and anything else the meat may have come into contact with (including your hands) with a powerful disinfectant like colloidal silver.

More importantly, you need to have colloidal silver on hand in case you or a family member comes down with a potentially deadly MRSA infection.

 

 

Does Colloidal Silver Really Kill MRSA?

Thankfully, numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of colloidal silver against the MRSA pathogen.

Let me briefly summarize just four of those studies for you now. You may have seen some of this information in previous ezines I’ve sent, but at this point in time it’s critical to understand how truly effective colloidal silver is against MRSA:

Case #1: A Brigham-Young Clinical Study Proves Silver Kills MRSA – In this study, conducted quietly in October 2006 at the Department of Microbiology/Molecular Biology of Brigham-Young University, and published in the journal Current Science, Vol. 91, No. 7, October 10, 2006, it was found that a number of the antibiotic drugs which formerly killed MDR (multiple drug-resistant) pathogens such as MRSA could actually be restored to full efficacy against the deadly pathogens, but only if a colloidal silver solution was used in conjunction with the drug!

Since these antibiotic drugs had previously lost their effectiveness against the super pathogens, this study clearly demonstrated that the silver was the deciding factor in the deaths of the deadly drug-resistant pathogens!

Case #2: Iranian Clinical Study Proves Silver Increases Effectiveness of Antibiotic Drugs Against Staph – This study, called “Synthesis and effect of silver nanoparticles on the antibacterial activity of different antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.” was conducted by the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Medical Nanotechnology Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Tehran, Iran. It demonstrated that the addition of silver to three specific antibiotics (vancomycin, amoxicillin and penicillin) almost magically renews their effectiveness against today’s most deadly pathogens, including MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus).

Say what you will about the Iranians, but when they do a medical study, they do it up right. Apparently Iranian scientists were two full months ahead of the Brigham-Young team I mentioned in Case #1 above in proving that the addition of silver particles to antibiotic drugs boosts their ability to kill resistant staphylococcus aureaus – the MRSA pathogen.

Case #3: Taiwanese Clinical Study Proves Colloidal Silver By Itself Kills MRSA – Another study, this one conducted by the Department of Textile Science, Nanya Institute of Technology, Chung-Li, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan and published in the journal Colloids Surface B Biointerfaces in October 2007, also demonstrated that silver colloids kill both MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, another deadly and extremely opportunistic superbug. In this study, a special colloidal silver solution was tested on contact surfaces where the deadly pathogens are known to colonize, and from which they can spread to humans. The silver solution proved to be completely effective against both the MRSA and Pseudomonas super pathogens!

Case #4: Czech Clinical Study Proves Silver Particles Kill MRSA – This study was conducted at the Department of Physical Chemistry at Palacky University in the Czech Republic. It was later published in the prestigious Journal of Physical Chemistry B in August 2006. Titled “Silver colloidal nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and their antibacterial activity,” the study demonstrated that “…silver particles with a narrow size distribution with an average size of 25 nm showed high antimicrobial and bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including multi-resistant strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).”


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