by J.B. Bardot
February 08, 2012
About the author:
JB Bardot is trained in herbal medicine and homeopathy,
and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition.
Bardot cares for both people and animals, using
alternative approaches to health care and lifestyle.
More than 90 years ago doctors and
health practitioners discovered the life-saving, disinfectant and
germicidal properties in colloidal silver.
Anecdotal evidence has confirmed its
efficacy as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent.
The FDA, however, doesn't agree and ruled in 1999 that all colloidal
silver products sold over-the-counter are unsafe and mis-branded.
They state they are unaware of any
substantial scientific studies or evidence that support its use for
the treatment of serious disease. This is one more area where
government regulators being influenced by
Big Pharma are attempting
to discredit the efficacy of a highly effective natural treatment
for infections. Read the details of the FDA ruling
Colloidal silver is made by suspending microscopic particles of
silver in liquid.
Silver has been used for hundreds of
years not only medicinally, but as a preservative to keep water and
milk fresh because it prevents the growth of algae, bacteria and
other unwanted organisms. Colloidal silver was used extensively as a
natural antibiotic until the 1940s when the advent of "modern"
antibiotics became popular.
Over use of
colloidal silver can result in a condition called
argyria, where the skin and mucous membranes turn gray or blue-gray
in color as a result of the silver particles depositing in the
tissues and oxidizing when exposed to air and sunlight.
Some people are more prone than others
to developing this condition, especially those with low vitamin E
and selenium levels and those with slower metabolisms.
The first signs of argyria are when the
gums turn grayish-brown in color.
There are compelling reasons both pro and con for the medicinal use
of colloidal silver; however, in light of the lack of efficacy of
many antibiotics and the invention of super drugs to kill super
bugs, one wonders where the risk really exists.
Should you take larger and
stronger doses of super-killing antibiotics that often fail
to work to fight infections? Absolutely not!
Should you use colloidal silver
in large quantities, long term? It's probably not a great a
Will colloidal silver provide an
effective medicinal agent for killing noxious bacterial
infections, life-threatening flu viruses and systemic fungal
infections? Most likely it will, based on the evidence of
Individuals choosing to use colloidal
silver should use caution and only take it to treat the existing
disease, rather than ingesting large doses daily for long periods.
The International Space station and Russian space station Mir used
colloidal silver as a disinfectant to purify water.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
lists colloidal silver as being effective for disinfecting drinking
water in third world countries, taking advantage of its
Topical antiseptic and antifungal
Colloidal silver makes an excellent topical application for scrapes,
wounds, cuts and sores, acting as an antiseptic to destroy bacteria.
In addition, clinical evidence points to its efficacy in eradicating
vaginal yeast fungal infections with topical applications and
Possibly one of the most important medical roles for colloidal
silver is it's ability to destroy deadly pathogens like methicillin
resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the flesh-eating super
The MRSA cure was discovered during
research in the 1970s at Syracuse University by Robert O. Becker,
M.D. Becker's research has been all but discredited by the FDA who
helped to downplay his findings. Funding for continued research
dried up in 1980, forcing Becker to close his lab and stop his
At that time he was on the verge of huge
breakthroughs in human organ and tissue regeneration.
Silver: Benefits, Risks & Side Effects -
FDA - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES: Over-the-Counter Drug Products Containing
Ingredients or Silver Salts -
Colloidal Silver: The Undisputed
Cure for MRSA and Other Deadly Super-Pathogens -
STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS): Colloidal Silver as a Real Cure for
MRSA - http://www.exfoli.com/mrsa/?p=45
Silver Medicine: Dr. Robert O.
Becker, M.D. -- Silver Ions and Electromedicine - http://www.silvermedicine.org/robertobecker.html