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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.
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.
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.
Newspaper headlines around the world are now ablaze with warnings from the health authorities regarding the rapid spread of the deadly flesh-eating MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) and a number of other drug-resistant “super pathogens“ that are now steadily moving into the general population.
More Deadly Than AIDS
And indeed, the headlines are well justified. According to the October 17, 2007 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, MRSA alone is now responsible for an estimated 94,000 life-threatening infections and a whopping 18,650 deaths annually, and the rate shows no sign of slowing.
That’s 2,650 more deaths per year than those caused by AIDS. In other words, MRSA is now killing more Americans each year than AIDS. And the only risky behavior you have to engage in to contract a deadly MRSA infection is…well…going out into crowded public places where it is so easily spread.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading causes of post-operative infections, burn infections and lung infections such as those found in cases of cystic fibrosis and obstructive pneumonitis.
In fact, Pseudomonas is also one of the leading causes of death in post-operative infections, burn infections and lung infections.
What's more, it's also a major cause of urinary tract infections, respiratory system infections, dermatitis, soft tissue infections, bacteremia (invasion of the bloodstream by a pathogen), bone and joint infections, gastrointestinal infections and a variety of systemic infections
Worse yet, Pseudomonas is likely to become an even greater cause of illness and disease in the future, because it is now one of the most highly antibiotic-resistant pathogens on the face of the earth.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is primarily a nosocomial pathogen [i.e., it originates primarily in hospitalized patients - ED]. According to the CDC, the overall incidence of P. aeruginosa infections in U.S. hospitals averages about 0.4 percent (4 per 1000 discharges), and the bacterium is the fourth most commonly-isolated nosocomial pathogen accounting for 10.1 percent of all hospital-acquired infections.
Fortunately, there are a number of in vitro studies demonstrating the effectiveness of colloidal silver against the Pseudomonas pathogen.
In one time-kill study conducted at the University of North Texas by Mark A. Farinha, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, colloidal silver killed the Pseudomonas pathogen within four minutes, in concentrations of 15 ppm and 30 ppm. According to the study analysis, the 30 ppm colloidal silver worked faster, but even at that, the 15 ppm colloidal silver worked within four minutes. "Two concentrations of isolated silver were used, one 15 PPM isolated colloidal silver and one 30 PPM isolated colloidal silver.
The 30 PPM colloidal silver achieved results markedly faster, although both formulations achieved the desired results within four minutes...
...The in-vitro lab results conclusively demonstrate that a high quality isolated colloidal silver product is remarkably effective in concentrations of both 15 PPM and 30 PPM against Psuedomonas aeruginosa. A greater concentration demonstrated faster action, however, the results in the first four minutes dropped population counts to nearly non-existant levels with both formulations."
Brigham Young University Study Shows Colloidal Silver Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Pseudomonas, MRSA and E. Coli
In another study, conducted 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 that were no longer effective against multiple drug-resistant pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, MRSA and E. Coli, could actually be restored to full efficacy against the deadly pathogens - but only if a liquid silver solution similar to colloidal silver was used in conjunction with the antibiotic drug!
The researchers wrote:
"Silver-Water-DispersionTM solution has been shown as an effective antibiotic against many...multiple drug-resistant (MDR) strains (including) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. Coli and MRSA."
The study authors pointed out that combining a silver solution with the formerly effective antibiotics made good sense, stating, "As high level acquired resistance to conventional antibiotics is frequent, it seems reasonable to use combination therapy in order to achieve bactericidal synergism."
They went on to state, "Active silver solutions have shown marked activity against proven bacterial-resistant strains...It is clear that the combination will allow a more complete clearing of the pathological organism."
Another study, this one conducted in Taiwan, also demonstrated that colloidal silver nanoparticles kill both Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as MRSA.
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.
The study, which demonstrated conclusively that silver could be applied to contact surfaces to stop colonies of the pathogens from forming.
It was conducted at the Department of Textile Science, Nanya Institute of Technology, Chung-Li, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. And it was published in the journal Colloids Surface B Biointerfaces in October 2007.
Dilute Colloidal Silver Solution Kills Pseudomonas!
A May 2008 in vitro clinical study, titled "In vitro evaluation of the activity of colloidal silver concentrate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from postoperative wound infection," - and conducted jointly by the Department of Applied Microbiology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, and the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, at Nsukka, Nigeria - also demonstrated colloidal silver's effectiveness against Pseudomonas.
Using a diluted colloidal silver concentrate, the Pseudomonas pathogen was killed within 90 minutes after application.
Egyptian Study Shows Colloidal Silver
More Effective Than Antibiotics Against Pseudomonas
In another new study, titled "Colloidal silver as a new antimicrobial agent," - which was conducted by the Department of Microbiology at the National Organization for Drug Control and Research in Giza, Egypt, and published in the International Journal of Microbiological Research, [1 (1): 33-36, 2010] - it was demonstrated that multiple antibiotic-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were decimated by colloidal silver, and indeed, the colloidal silver was far more effective than the antibiotic drugs tested!
The most prominent infection affecting burn victims is Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
In fact, more burn victims die from the ensuing Pseudomonas infection, than for any other reason.
But according to the Congressional testimony of William D. Moellar, president of American Biotech Laboratories (April 26, 2005) the Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogen was killed in burn infections using as little as 5 ppm concentration of colloidal silver!
Of course, the information on colloidal silver's effectiveness against Pseudomonas infections in burn victims is not new. Way back in 1966, researchers Moyer, Brentano, Gravens, Margraff and others reported that silver was very effective against Pseudomonas infections for burn victims.
As reported in The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, quoting Zane Baronowski, CN, author of the booklet, Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative:
"The comeback of silver in medicine began in the 1970s. The late Dr. Carl Moyer, chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better treatments for burn victims.
Dr. Margraf, as the chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons to find an antiseptic strong enough, yet safe to use over large areas of the body. Dr. Margraf reviewed 22 antiseptic compounds and found drawbacks in all of them.
'These compounds are ineffective against a number of harmful bacteria, including the biggest killer in burn cases - a greenish-blue bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It almost always shows up in burns, releasing a poison.'
Reviewing the medical literature, Dr. Margraf found repeated references to silver. It was described as a catalyst that disables the enzymes microorganisms depend on to 'breathe.' Consequently, they die.
DOES SILVER WORK AGAINST CANCER ???
The mutation of healthy cells into cancer cells occur continuously, even in healthy bodies. But such cancer cells are destroyed by the body's natural immune system at a rate about the same as they occur, and when the body condition is stable, there is nothing manifest that a healthy person would experience as cancer. Some types of Cancer are reported to be caused by a virus. Like with any virus, upon invading a body tissue cell it will take over the cells reproductive chemical factory thereby forcing the cell to replicate the virus instead, the cell will revert to the primitive state thus enabling the Colloidal Silver to be effective and kill the cancerous cell. A higher concentration of Colloidal Silver means more immediate contact with any virus or other pathogen.
Recent clinical research utilizing silver nanoparticles against cancer cells has demonstrated that there just might be something to the myriad of anecdotal stories for silver's oft-claimed but as yet unproven cancer-fighting properties...
Two recent clinical studies have looked at the idea of using silver nanoparticles as a method to shrink cancer tumors.
The second study, this one a test tube study conducted on breast cancer cells, produced similar results.
In fact, it concluded, "Colloidal silver had dose-dependent cytotoxic effect in MCF-7 breast cancer cells through induction of apoptosis."
Once again, that simply means if you put enough colloidal silver into direct contact with the breast cancer cells, it kills them.