The Silver Colloidal affair
The Silver Colloidal affair: facts and data, truths and misinformation.
In short, once again, colloidal silver has always been the target of
the environmentalist’s anti-silver campaign.
Hidden Pharmaceutical Company Funding
Finally I published a devastating investigative report by ace
natural health journalist Tony Isaacs, who unveiled irrefutable
evidence that environmental groups behind the petition to force
the EPA to regulate silver as a “pesticide” had been taking
thousands, tens of thousands, and in some cases even millions of
dollars in funding from huge, multi-national pharmaceutical
conglomerates like Merck and Pfizer – some of the very groups
that have been working behind the scenes to get colloidal silver
banned since the mid-1990’s, and who have the most to lose if
silver is ever allowed to become a mainstream natural treatment
for infection and disease.
I also independently discovered and documented the fact that
several large pharmaceutical companies who specialized in the
production of prescription antibiotic drugs were directly associated
with clinical research groups behind studies being cited by
environmental groups such as FOE as “evidence” that silver could
harm the environment.
In other words, everywhere you look it appears that Big Pharma
is the driving force behind the entire environmentalist campaign
to eliminate colloidal silver and other silver-based products from
(As an aside, the environmental groups never get around to
addressing the fact that silver comes from the environment in the
first place, and that when nanosilver or any form of colloidal silver
is returned to the environment, it loses most of its powerful
antimicrobial properties due to agglomeration with other minerals.
In essence, it becomes inert, environmentally speaking. Which
means it is ultimately harmless to the environment. It cannot
harm tiny, environmentally sensitive microorganisms, or fish, or
humans, or anything else, for that matter.)
What Are Environmental Groups Doing in Bed With Big
So why in the world are environmental groups taking such
staggering sums of money from Big Pharma? It just doesn’t make
sense. After all, a recent investigative report from Associated
Press states that, “U.S. manufacturers, including major
drugmakers, have released at least 271 million pounds of
pharmaceutical drugs into waterways that often provide drinking
water for millions of Americans — contamination the federal
government has consistently overlooked…“
In other words, Big Pharma is polluting the environment with
drugs. But rather than opposing Big Pharma, the environmentalist
groups are taking money from them. What’s more, environmental
groups are ruthlessly attacking silver – the most popular natural
health alternative to the prescription antibiotic drugs produced by
Are you starting to get the picture?
According to the Associated Press report, “…trace amounts of a
wide range of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants,
mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been
found in American drinking water supplies…pharmaceuticals have
now been detected in the drinking water of at least 51 million
Americans.” (Emphasis mine.)
The report goes on to state, “Most cities and water providers still
do not test. Some scientists say that wherever researchers look,
they will find pharma-tainted water.”
What’s more, the AP report also noted that “Pharmaceutical
makers typically are excused from having to submit an
environmental review for new products, and the FDA has never
rejected a drug application based on potential environmental
impact.” (Emphasis mine.)
In short, Big Pharma can produce hundreds of billions of dollars a
year worth of prescription drugs, and in spite of the fact that
millions of pounds of these drugs annually end up polluting the
environment, the environmental groups remain silent. There is
not a single call to regulate Big Pharma’s drugs as environmental
In fact, according to the AP report, Big Pharma doesn’t even need
to submit environmental reviews for their drugs, which are now
contaminating the drinking water of tens of millions of American
men, women and children.
But colloidal silver, which has never been demonstrated to
contribute to environmental pollution, is being singled out by the
environmental groups (backed by their Big Pharma paymasters)
for extreme and completely unwarranted environmental
regulations that will literally drive most if not all colloidal silver
manufacturers and vendors completely out of business. And it’s all
being pulled off in the name of “protecting the environment.”
Clearly, the hypocrisy is so thick you could cut it with a knife. If
you’re Big Pharma, you can pollute the environment with
impunity, and the Environmental Protection Agency and major
environmental groups look the other way. But if you produce a
relatively safe, natural product that’s considered by Big Pharma to
be a direct competitor to their prescription antibiotic drugs, they’ll
sic the environmental watchdogs on you, and drive you out of
The environmentalist groups like ICTA and FOE are simply doing
the bidding of Big Pharma…for money. They have sold out to the
dark side. Pure and simple.
Enviros Openly Admit They Want to Ban All Colloidal Silver
I give you all of the above as background. What I’m about to tell
you next demonstrates that, in spite of many feigned
protestations to the contrary from the environmental groups like
Friends of the Earth (FOE), the goal of the environmental groups
all along has been to ban the over-the-counter sale of colloidal
Indeed, in a brand new position paper entitled Nano and Biocidal
Silver: Extreme Germ Killers Present a Growing Threat to Public
Health, published in June 2009 by FOE, it is made abundantly
clear that the true aim of the environmentalist campaign is a
complete ban on all colloidal silver products.
Of course, FOE is one of the main environmentalist co-sponsors of
the petition to have the EPA regulate nanosilver as a “pesticide.”
But their 48 page position paper makes it abundantly clear that
conventional colloidal silver is their true target.
Their new position paper is without a doubt one of the most
magnificent pieces of subterfuge and deception ever to see the
light of day. The use of hyperbole, obfuscation, misdirection and
exaggeration in an attempt to paint colloidal silver products as
being harmful not just to the environment, but to mankind in
general, and to children in particular, has been taken to heights
previously unrealized. You could say FOE has made an art form
out of deception with their latest report, and that would be an
In just a moment I’ll show you some examples of the deception
and exaggeration used in the new FOE position paper. But first,
I’ll simply bottom-line it for you. On page 13 of their new report,
the FOE states, clearly and unequivocally, that their intentions are
to bring about a complete and immediate BAN on ALL over-thecounter
colloidal silver products, and that colloidal silver should
only be sold if it is regulated as a drug. Here is a direct, word-forword
“We believe that all over-the-counter colloidal silver products
should be immediately withdrawn from the market and their sale
should be banned (unless approved as a drug by the appropriate
— Friends of the Earth (FOE), June 2009 report, Nano and
Biocidal Silver: Extreme Germ Killers Present a Growing
Threat to Public Health,” pg. 13
Even the title of their position paper, Nano and Biocidal Silver:
Extreme Germ Killers Present a Growing Threat to Public Health,
tells you what they’re after.
“Nano” of course, refers to silver products composed of very tiny
particles of silver. But “Biocidal” refers to ANY type of silver that
In other words, the environmentalists are no longer even
attempting to hide their true motives in attacking silver. They
have labeled all silver products “a growing threat to public
health.” Now they admit forthrightly they seek nothing less than a
total ban on all over-the-counter silver-based products, including
In the recent past, one of the most effective techniques the
environmentalists have used in their ongoing campaign against
silver-based products is to cite clinical studies they (falsely)
purport demonstrate some significant danger to humans from
contact with silver.
For example, in March of this year, just before the EPA closed the
door to public comments on the campaign to regulate silver as a
“pesticide,” the environmentalists published an article claiming
that a “major new clinical study” had proven that silver harms
What the environmentalists failed to report in their article was
most enlightening. First of all, it turned out that the study they
cited was hardly “major.” Indeed, it was a very small study
conducted by a virtually unknown research group in Red China.
Secondly, it turned out that the group conducting the study was
in cahoots with two major pharmaceutical companies who are
major producers of prescription antibiotic drugs. And finally, the
study itself merely demonstrated the well-known fact that silver
kills e. coli bacteria by damaging its cellular structure and
preventing it from replicating.
In other words, the study was on bacterial cells, not human cells.
Yet in an act of subterfuge and deception that, in my opinion,
took the art of misdirection to a completely new level, the
environmentalists used that study to promote the idea that silver
is somehow harmful to human cells.
Similarly, their new position paper, Nano and Biocidal Silver:
Extreme Germ Killers Present a Growing Threat to Public Health,
is rife with such deceptive tactics. For example, the paper
repeatedly cite studies conducted on bacterial cells to justify their
contention that colloidal silver harms human cells, even though no
such harm has ever been demonstrated.
In fact, when Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. of Syracuse Medical
University conducted his groundbreaking research on colloidal
silver in the 1980’s, during which he used an electrical apparatus
to drive tiny, submicroscopic silver particles directly into the
bones and surrounding tissues and organs of his patients who
were suffering from incurable infections, he not only demonstrated
that silver cured every infection, but that no harm whatsoever
was caused to the patients’ cells, tissues, organs or bones. In
fact, he stated at the time:
“What we have done was rediscover the fact that silver kills
bacteria, a fact which had actually been known for centuries…All
of the organisms we tested were sensitive to the electrically
generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all
known antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side effects of
the silver treatment apparent.”
In short, the new FOE position paper makes colloidal silver — one
of the safest natural substances on the face of the earth – out to
be the single-greatest threat to mankind since nuclear weapons.
You’d think it was plutonium the environmentalists are talking
about, instead of silver.
This is environmental flim-flam at its worst.
The FOE position paper also repeatedly contradicts itself. For
example, in one section of the paper the FOE states:
It is presently not known how to determine if the human central nervous
system is vulnerable to silver toxicity and at what dose. While there is some
evidence that silver may cross the blood brain barrier (at least in rats), the
evidence is inconclusive and silver deposits do not appear to result in
detectable neurological damage (Landsdowne 2007).
Yet in another section of the position paper, the FOE states categorically of
However there is plenty of evidence that such preparations are dangerous,
may cause argyria, have been implicated in neurological problems and may
even result in death (Landsdown 2007).
Which is it? Silver either doesnʼt cause neurological problems, or it does.
The evidence is either “inconclusive,” or there is “plenty of evidence.” You
canʼt have it both ways. And if youʼre going to state that a substance like
colloidal silver “may result in death,” youʼd better have the facts to back it
up. Not surprisingly, they donʼt present a single shred of evidence for this
Under a glaring headline that reads “Silver Can Be Toxic To
Humans” the FOE is only able to come up with a single obscure
case in which an unnamed person with burns over 30% of his
body had “liver toxicity,” allegedly from wearing “nanosilver
coated wound dressings.”
Of course, we are not told by FOE how extensive the liver toxicity
was, nor how it was determined that “nanosilver coated wound
dressings” were the actual cause of this toxicity. We are not told
whether the liver toxicity was permanent or transient (most cases
of liver toxicity are transient, with the liver returning to normal
after the offending substance is eliminated).
What’s more, we are not told if there were other offending
substances involved. For example, we can only assume that the
individual was on powerful painkillers such as Demerol,
considering the fact that he had burns over 30% of his body. He
was probably on muscle relaxants, considering the fact that
serious burn patients have to remain still for long periods of time
in order to allow their skin to heal. We can only assume the
patient was on other prescription drugs as well, to help alleviate
discomfort and speed healing.
So could a cocktail of drugs or other medical substances have
contributed to the reported liver toxicity? FOE doesn’t tell us.
They simply assure us that this single obscure case is evidence
that “Silver Can Be Toxic to Humans.” Oh, my.
The remaining paragraphs under that glaring headline have
nothing whatsoever to do with silver toxicity, but instead are a
re-hash of the same tired old ad nauseum charges about silver
usage producing “argyria,” a type of skin discoloration caused
when people drink extreme and completely unwarranted amounts
of colloidal silver over long periods of time – something no
experienced and knowledgeable colloidal silver user would ever
have to worry about.
There is much, much more deception, exaggeration, misdirection
and outright fabrication in this slick, glossy, full-color 48-page
position paper from FOE. But I won’t bore you with the
excruciating details, except to say anyone with even a modicum
of critical thinking can see that FOE’s entire anti-silver campaign
is based on an empty foundation of raw speculation and rank
sensationalism. The unfortunate problem, however, is that these
days most people have lost their ability to think critically, and will
likely fall for the deceptive and sensationalistic propaganda tactics
employed by FOE.
The Final Insult: “Do It for the Children”
It’s been said in the distant past that patriotism is the last refuge
of a scoundrel. This doesn’t mean that patriots are scoundrels. It
simply means that scoundrels have long been known to wrap
themselves in a cloak of patriotic fervor whenever they try to pull
a con on the general public. The aura of patriotism frequently
blinds people to the con being pulled on them.
My contention, however, is that patriotism no longer works very
well as a smokescreen for deception. Modern-day scoundrels have
learned that it’s far more effective to jump on the “do it for the
children” bandwagon in order to sell a con to the general public,
than to wrap themselves in the flag. That’s because children are
an emotional topic that anyone can relate to. So these days,
shrewd con artists play on the public’s heartstrings, claiming they
are “doing it for the children” whenever they want to pull a fast
one over on the public.
What does this have to do with the new FOE position paper?
Interestingly, its cover features a large color photograph of an
innocent, doe-eyed baby sucking on a baby bottle next to the
blaring title of the paper —Biocidal Silver: Extreme Germ Killers
Present a Growing Threat to Public Health.
By the time you scroll to page five, you’ll discover what I call the
final insult: the new theme adopted by the environmentalists in
order to scare the public into supporting their call for a ban on
silver-based products is that we have to do it for the children.
You see, prominently featured on page five is another large photo.
This one is of a cute little girl of about four years old, holding a
fluffy teddy bear. Printed in big letters next to her image is the
following dire warning: “By exposing children to increasing
quantities of biocidal nanosilver, we may very well be robbing a
child’s need to mature his or her immune system.”
Ah, yes. You probably didn’t realize that all of those evil colloidal
silver-swigging parents out there have apparently been painting
their children from head to toe with “biocidal nanosilver” before
sending them off to school each day, thereby depriving them of
being exposed to all of the pathogens they need in order to
“mature their immune systems.” At least, that’s what the
environmentalist groups like Friends of the Earth (FOE) would
have you believe.
Of course, there’s no mention of the literally tons of antibiotic
drugs being dumped into the water supply of 51 million Americans
by Big Pharma. Surely that kind of environmental pollution is not
playing any role in “robbing a child’s need to mature his or her
immune system.” No siree. No problem there. It’s those damned
silver nanoparticles being impregnated into the fabric of the new
“Benny the Bear Plush Toy” the kids need protecting from,
according to the new FOE report.
You probably think I’m kidding. But I’m not. That’s exactly what
the new FOE report contends. They even name several makers of
“plush toys” for children that contain the dreaded silver
nanoparticles the environmentalists now contend will somehow
prevent children’s immune system’s from developing correctly by
keeping too many pathogens away from them.
I swear to you, that’s what they’re now claiming. Yes, we’ve got
to ban colloidal silver or our children will be deprived of all of
those nasty pathogens they need. We’ve got to do it for the
Lions and tigers and bears…oh my!
The Coming EPA Decision
Considering the tenor, tone and timing of the new FOE position
paper, and the expense they’ve gone through to put it together
and distribute it, the EPA must be getting ready to make their
announcement as to whether or not they are going to adopt the
ICTA/FOE legal petition calling for all products containing silver
nanoparticles to be heavily regulated as “pesticides.”
As I’ve repeatedly warned, if adopted, this petition will force
manufacturers of silver-based products – including most major
colloidal silver products — to prove through expensive
environmental impact reports that their products won’t harm
“environmentally sensitive microorganisms.”
And because those environmental impact reports can run into the
hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, this means
most colloidal silver vendors will be put out of business for good
by the environmentalists.
The new FOE position paper says it all. It’s not just “nanosilver”
products they’re after, but a total ban on colloidal silver
preparations as well.
Are Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Harmful to Human Cells?
Anti-silver environmentalist groups such as the International Center for
Technology Assessment (ICTA) and the Friends of the Earth (FOE) claim
that silver nanoparticles are harmful to human cells.
But the idea that silver nano-particles are harmful
to human cells is ridiculous at face value.
In fact, as far back as the 1970’s and 80’s the late
Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. conducted
groundbreaking research at Syracuse Medical
University using tiny, electrically generated, submicroscopic
silver particles. And in human trials he
found absolutely no harm to cells or tissues.
This, even though in many cases he generated the
tiny nano-sized silver particles directly into the
tissue and bone of his patients using a low-voltage
electrical device and pure silver mesh, or silver
electrodes that were surgically implanted into his
patients’ infected wound sites. Not only did the
silver nano-particles cure the infections (including
many antibiotic-resistant cases of osteomyelitis),
they also triggered bone healing and tissue
regeneration — hardly a harmful result.
Becker would later write, ““What we have done
was rediscover the fact that silver kills bacteria, a
fact which had actually been known for
centuries…All of the organisms we tested were
sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion,
including some that were resistant to all known
antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side
effects of the silver treatment apparent.”
Even the latest medical research demonstrates no
harm to cells from nanosilver. In fact, research
published in the June 2009 issue of the prestigious
medical journal ACS Nano demonstrates that
nanosilver in the bloodstream acts to prevent
blood clotting, and that the presence of silver in
the bloodstream causes no apparent harm to cells.
(See the blog post below titled “NanoSilver
Prevents Blood Clots; Doesn’t Harm Cells.”)
NanoSilver Prevents Blood Clots; Doesn’t Harm Cells
Here’s some more great new research (see news article
below) which truly helps put the lie to claims by the antisilver
environmentalists that “nano-silver” (their code
word for colloidal silver) somehow harms human
In the below referenced study, scientists have now
demonstrated that small amounts of nanosilver can
reduce blood clots by as much as 40%.
This thoroughly discredits the wild claims by the anti-silver
environmentalists who state that silver somehow harms human
cells, and that it actually causes blood to “clump” or thicken.
In fact, the study authors state, “Nanosilver appears to possess
dual significant properties critically helpful to the health of
mankind — antibacterial and antiplatelet — which together can
have unique utilities, for example in coronary stents.”
In other words, nanosilver can prevent infections from taking
place in coronary patients who may have stents implanted in their
arteries, and it may also keep the blood platelets from clotting up
and clogging the arteries leading to the heart.
Now, please don’t go injecting nanosilver into your veins in order
to reduce blood clotting. That can seriously harm you, because
injectible solutions need to be prepared isotonically by a
professional in order to make them compatible for the human
What’s more, parts of the study were apparently conducted on
mice (i.e., in vivo), and other parts of the study were apparently
conducted in vitro, meaning in the test tube and not in a living
organism. Therefore much more research has to be done in order
to confirm these important results for human beings.
Nevertheless, this brand new study does help put the lie to the
sensationalistic claims of the anti-silver environmentalists, which
are mostly based on extrapolations from bacterial studies
conducted by clinics being funded by pharmaceutical companies.
This independent medical study represents one more nail in the
coffin of the anti-silver environmentalists.
New Research: NanoSilver Prevents Blood Clots
Varanasi, India — Scientists in India report the discovery of a
potential alternative to aspirin and other anti-platelet agents used
to prevent blood clots.
The researchers said they’ve found the use of silver nanoparticles
might prevent blood clots in coronary artery disease, heart attack
and stroke patients.
The scientists said low levels of nanosilver particles injected into
mice reduced the ability of platelets to clump together by as
much as 40 percent with no apparent harmful side effects.
Debabrata Dash and colleagues at Banaras Hindu University in
Varanasi, India, said patients urgently need new anti-thrombotic
agents because traditionally prescribed medications often cause
The nanoparticles “hold immense potential to be promoted as an
antiplatelet agent,” the researchers said.
The news was reported by the American Chemical Society which
said laboratory experiments indicate small amounts of the
nanosilver injected intravenously reduce the ability of platelets to
clump together - which forms the basis of life-threatening clots -
by as much as 40 percent. It also said the procedure shows no
apparent harmful side effects.
Writing in the June 23 issue of the journal ACS Nano the
researchers stated, “Nanosilver appears to possess dual significant
properties critically helpful to the health of mankind - antibacterial
and antiplatelet - which together can have unique utilities, for
example in coronary stents.”
If confirmed, the results may represent a breakthrough in the
treatment and prevention of blood clots, giving patients a natural
alternative to aspirin and anticoagulant drugs, some of which
have caused serious side effects such as bleeding.
“In July of 1992 I was bitten by the Deer Tick (Ixodes
Scapularis) which according to Dr. Thomas Craig, D.V.M.
of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and
Parasitology carries the Spirochete which is the causative
agent of Lyme disease.
After my diagnosis was confirmed a medical doctor, who
is a neurologist, put me first on Penicillin orally for two
weeks, and then intravenously for four weeks. The results
to my symptomatology were minimal and I experienced
many side effects including Candida Yeast Infection
because of the penicillin’s destructive effect on the friendly
acidophilus bacteria in my stomach and colon .
Since this treatment did not work, the neurologist
prescribed a cephalosporin called Rocephan.
Unfortunately, this treatment accomplished no more than
the penicillin, had many unpleasant side effects, and
worsened my candida yeast infection.
Not knowing what to do, or where to go next I was led to
a Dr. Joeseph Cardot from Colorado*. Dr. Cardot from
Colorado told me that Mild Silver Protein was helpful
against spirochetes and suggested a regiment to follow.
I began with two tablespoons a day for the first month
holding it under the tongue sublingually for a minute,
swishing it around the mouth for ten seconds, and then
gargling and swallowing. I did the same thing for the
second and third month, but only one tablespoon per day.
By the end of the first two weeks my 35 different
symptoms, including extreme pain, paralysis, and
numbness were about 25% relieved with no side effects.
By the end of the first month I was over 50% well. By the
end of the second month I was 75% well.
After 3 months of treatment I was 100% well. I have been
100% well for over 2 years. Was I cured from Lyme
disease and candida yeast infection?
In my opinion and the opinion of Dr. William Burgdorfer,
Scientist Emeritus who discovered the spirochete as the
causative agent of Lyme disease, and Dr. John Parks
Trowbridge, M.D. an author and expert in the field of
candida yeast infection, I appeared to be CURED.
Dr. Burgdorfer, who became a close friend, then shared
with me that the world would not believe my results
without scientific documentation.
It seems that there is enough testing from universities,
and reports from practitioners that the Mild Silver Protein*
not only works on Lyme disease but a good deal more
bacterial, viral and fungal infections.”
Dr. Farber went on to conduct extensive scientific
research on colloidal silver (i.e., the mild silver protein
form) at Temple University, eventually writing his wellknown
book, The Micro-Silver Bullet, documenting both
his personal experiences and his studies on the powerful
antimicrobial effects of silver.
Farber’s book is quite dated now. And some have
complained over the years that it contains too much
information about his religious views. Nevertheless, it is a
good read for those who want to know about some of the
early research on colloidal silver, candida yeast infections
and Lyme Disease, and one man’s successful battle
against these debilitating diseases. Colloidal Silver and Viral Infections
Is NanoSilver Really the “Silver Bullet” Against Potentially Deadly Viral Infections?
The recent outbreak of the
strange new so-called “Swine Flu” hybrid virus has just about
everybody in the natural health community asking the same two
questions, i.e., What’s the single-most powerful all-natural
anti-viral substance in existence, and where can I get some?
And they’re asking these two important questions with very good
reason. After all, flu vaccines are worthless against mutant
viruses. And as has now been widely reported, the popular
prescription flu drug Tamiflu is also worthless against most
viruses, and in fact has never been shown to be effective against
the so-called “Swine Flu” virus.
What’s more, Tamiflu has been known to cause startling mental
disturbances in patients taking it, including psychotic episodes
leading to death, particularly in young children and teens. The
nation of Japan has even banned Tamiflu use by children and
teens after 18 deaths were reported. And in some countries
warnings of Tamiflu’s brain-altering effects must be posted by law
on packages of the flu drug.
Safe, Natural, Highly Anti-Viral
Fortunately, as you will learn in this report, safe, natural mineral
silver, in a variety of forms, including colloidal silver, has nearly
three decades worth of solid medical research behind it,
demonstrating its powerful anti-viral qualities.
Indeed, newer research demonstrates that silver is so powerfully
effective against viruses, it even stops the deadly HIV (i.e., the
AIDs virus) from infecting human cells. And older research dating
back to the 1980’s demonstrates that silver can stop numerous
types of viruses from replicating, simply by bonding to them. In
fact, silver altogether decimates many viruses, simply from being
in close contact with them.
The key, as you’ll discover throughout this report, is in the size of
the silver particles. They must be very small silver micro-particles
– i.e., what is more commonly known as “nanosilver” — in order
to exhibit such powerful anti-viral qualities.
In this special report, you’ll discover some of the most convincing
medical evidence demonstrating that nano-scale sized silver
particles – which is to say, very small particles of silver measured
in nanometers (nm) — are the single-most effective all-natural
anti-viral substances on the face of the earth.
And you’ll come to understand why colloidal silver – the popular
nutritional supplement known as the world’s most powerful
natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent – is very likely your
best bet for personal and family protection against potentially
deadly viral agents, too, as long as it contains nano-scale sized
You’ll also learn about one more interesting fact about colloidal
silver, which I’ll save for last, even though it may well be the
most important and potentially life-saving fact of them all. We’ll
get to that later, since it has such important repercussions for
people who may have extended families, or other friends and
loved ones they are responsible for outside of their own family
The Famous HIV Study
So let’s start with what is perhaps the most important new
medical study ever conducted on silver and viruses – the recent
HIV study demonstrating silver’s powerful anti-viral qualities
against one of the greatest scourges of mankind, the AIDs virus.
And then we’ll take a look at many other studies, too,
demonstrating silver’s potent virucidal qualities.
In June 2005 The Journal of Nanobiotechnology, published a ten
page study that rocked medical science. The study was the result
of seven scientists’ exploration into the virus inhibiting qualities of
nanosilver – very tiny, invisible particles of silver measured in
nanometers. (A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, or one-ten
thousandth of a hair’s breadth.)
What the study demonstrated is that these tiny nano-scale
particles of silver were able to inhibit HIV-1 (i.e., the AIDS virus)
from binding to host cells, in vitro.
What this means is that in the test tube, when they placed the
AIDS virus alongside human cells in a medium that would
normally allow the virus to bind with the cell (and thus cause viral
infection), the introduction of tiny nano-particles of silver into the
medium prevented the binding from taking place.
In other words, the silver particles stopped the infection from
The study abstract reads as follows:
“The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and
microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field,
an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of
metal nanoparticles with viruses.
In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a
size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles
exclusively in the range of 1–10 nm attached to the virus.
The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the
center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact
that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein
knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction
suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via
preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs.
Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from
binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro.”
While silver’s well-known toxicity to a wide range of bacterial and
fungal pathogens has been thoroughly documented in previous
research by many leading research facilities, this study takes the
previous research to a whole new level.
For the first time, the long-proven antimicrobial properties of
silver nanoparticles were applied to a highly infectious form of
virus with no known cure. And the interaction between the
metallic particles, the virus and the cells were studied.
The scientists tested a variety of particle sizes. And they also
tested the idea of coating the tiny silver particles with several
different surface chemistries including a “foamy carbon matrix,” a
polymer and a protein molecule. The goal was to determine if any
of these substances would help stabilize the silver particles and
aid the silver’s anticipated reaction with the virus.
What they discovered, however, is that only the ‘free surface’
silver nanoparticles in the range of 1 to 10 nanometers interacted
with the HIV-1 cells.
Silver Nanoparticles Rule!
This basically means the silver needed no help from the other
substances. In fact, anything added to the basic silver
nanoparticle served only to prevent the metal’s interaction with
the viral microorganism!
What’s more, according to the study, only the very smallest silver
particles inactivated the virus’ ability to bond with the host cells.
Larger particles did not.
Ultimately the study found that the tiny silver nanoparticles no
larger than 10 nm were able to bond to the deadly viral
microorganisms and prevented the virus from bonding with the
host cell. No bonding to host cell, no viral infection!
A Silver Cathode-Electrode That Helps Fights AIDS and
Other Serious Blood Borne Infections!
Actually, silver’s unique ability to inactivate deadly viruses such
as the AIDS virus has been known for several decades. The above
study merely confirmed what had already been known among
cutting edge medical researchers.
For example, three years before the above study was completed,
a Reading, PA company called Arrow International, Inc. developed
and patented a new catheter-electrode system that uses a lowintensity
electrical current to push bacteria and virus-fighting
silver ions directly into the human bloodstream. According to the
company press release:
“The catheter combines a silver electrode inserted into the
patient’s blood stream with a second electrode placed on the
nearby skin. The combined action releases silver ions into the
blood for immediate reaction with pathogens such as HIV viruses.
The silver ions do not attack normal human cells because these
cells have protective walls, which is not the case for bacteria,
viruses and fungi.
Studies revealed in U.S. Patent, No. 6,066,489 assigned to Arrow
International, Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania show improvement by
HIV patients treated with in-blood silver ions. One patient prior to
treatment had over two million copies of the HIV virus per
milliliter of blood and had an infection fighter cell (T4 cells) count
of 18. The patient was experiencing serious kidney malfunction.
Within 24 hours after silver ion treatment, the HIV virus count
dropped to about one million copies and T4 cells fell to 11. One
month after treatment began, the HIV virus count was again
halved and the Patient’s overall health improved.
The catheter-electrode system is intended to be a universal aid in
treating blood-borne infections otherwise extremely difficult to
treat or cure once infection has begun. Blood-borne viruses can
completely overwhelm a patient, defeating the immune system
and leading to death. The catheter electrode is 97.8 percent
silver, 2 percent Platinum, and 0.2 percent copper. The silver
supplies the active silver ion; platinum acts as a catalyst to aid in
the release of the silver ions and prevents a buildup of oxides on
the electrode. Copper controls the release rate of the silver from
the electrode. The small amount of silver introduced into the
patient’s bloodstream, and the extremely low levels of current,
are both highly effective and physiologically safe.”
Fascinating, right? But wait a minute. That particular technique
for destroying the AIDS virus in the human body was actually
invented a long time ago. Only it used pure silver electrodes
rather than silver, platinum and copper electrodes. Here’s the
Silver Ions Used to Successfully Treat and Cure AIDS in
According to this article by Dr. Dr. Charles D. Beal, M.D., a
system involving the use of electrically generated silver ions
delivered via a medical catheter and silver electrodes inserted
directly into the bloodstream of AIDS victims has successfully
been used in Mexico to treat and cure AIDS patients, as far back
It all started with a Dr. Philip Burris, Ph.D., decided to apply the
technique invented by the renowned physician and electromedical
researcher Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD of Syracuse Medical
University. Becker had discovered a way to use low intensity
direct electrical current (LIDC) to produce silver ions inside of the
human body, in order to heal infections. He had used the
technique to cure numerous so-called “incurable” bone infections
(i.e., including antibiotic resistant osteomyelitis) simply by
surgically opening the patient up, debriding the infected area of
bone, stuffing silver mesh into the infected area, and attaching
low-voltage electrodes to the silver mesh, thus using micro-amps
of electricity to drive tiny pure silver ions deep into the infected
tissue and bone of his patients.
Dr. Burris wondered if a similar technique could be used
successfully to treat AIDS victims. He started by talking a
research veterinarian into applying the technique to a cat that
was dying from the Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV). The treatment
consisted of using a catheter to insert a length of pure silver wire
into the superior vena cava, through a jugular vein. The
researcher then ran a low-intensity electrical current through the
silver wire so that silver ions were produced directly into the cat’s
bloodstream. Within weeks of the treatment, the cat made a full
Later, Dr. Cesar Garcia Ramirez, MD, decided to try the same
treatment on some of his dying AIDS patients. Quoting the
“Cesar Garcia Ramirez, MD, practicing in Tijuana, became aware
of the FIV treatment, and felt that it would be a compassionate
act to at least try the therapy on some of his dying AIDS
patients. He obtained permission from the Baja California Division
of Public Health, as well as agreement for the treatment protocol
from a group of physicians serving as the Institutional Review
Board (Human Studies Committee). Volunteer patients were fully
informed and signed consent forms. Initially, three very ill
patients were chosen.
Silver electrodes in silicon rubber catheters were placed in arm
veins and passed up as far as the vena cava, or near to it. Each
patient was treated for 12 minutes at 2.5 microamps, then for 72
hours at 125 microamps except that one patient was treated for
only 48 hours. All three patients felt better by the second day,
and considerably better by Day 5. Viral loads dropped
precipitously, almost to zero in one patient and much lower than
the initial count in the other two.”
This took place sometime after 1989. But several years before
that, a patent was filed with the US Patent Office for another
novel method of using silver against AIDS – this time to prevent
the AIDs virus from infecting a person during the sexual act.
Here’s the story…
A Patent for a Novel Method of Using Silver to Prevent AIDS
Infections During Sex
In 1988, this patent for “A method of inhibiting the transmission
of AIDS virus in humans upon sexual intercourse which comprises
topically applying an effective antiviral amount of silver
sulfadiazine to a sexual canal of a human prior to or during sexual
intercourse” was filed with the US Patent Office, application
The patent is based in part on a study published in The Journal of
Infectious Diseases, Vol. 132, No. 1, July 1975, pages 79-81,
titled, “In vitro activity of silver sulfadiazine against Herpesvirus
hominis,” which apparently demonstrated the effectiveness of
silver sulfadiazine against human herpes virus.
Silver sulfadiazine, of course, is the well-known silver-based
prescription cream known commercially as Silvadene, which in
burn wards around the world is routinely applied to the skin of
burn victims in order to prevent their burnt flesh from becoming
infected. It is composed of 1% solution of silver suspended in a
water-soluble cream base.
According to the patent:
“…silver sulfadiazine is an antibacterial agent useful in treating
burns in man and animal. Silver sulfadiazine is also known to be
effective against certain viruses, such as herpes simplex and
herpes zoster. Silver sulfadiazine is further known to be effective
against treponema pallidum [i.e., syphilis – ED] and gonorrhea,
and is spermicidal.
It has now been found quite unexpectedly that silver sulfadiazine
is an effective antiviral agent against the AIDS virus. Accordingly,
the method of the present invention of inhibiting the transmission
of AIDS virus in humans upon sexual intercourse comprises
topically applying an effective antiviral amount of silver
sulfadiazine to a sexual canal of a human prior to or during sexual
intercourse. The known effectiveness of silver sulfadiazine against
gonorrhea assists in its effectiveness in inhibiting the transmission
of AIDS virus.
As noted above, the method of the present invention of inhibiting
the transmission of AIDS virus in humans upon sexual intercourse
comprises topically applying an effective antiviral amount of silver
sulfadiazine to a sexual canal of a human prior to or during sexual
intercourse. The sexual canal can be a vaginal canal or an anal
In other words, according to the patent holder, simply applying
this particular form of silver cream to the sexual canal prior to
sexual intercourse, or during sexual intercourse, inhibits the
transmission of the AIDS virus!
Amazing, isn’t it? Silver has clearly been known by modern
medical science to be effective against serious and even deadly
viruses such as HIV since the 1980’s. But it’s not just the AIDs
virus that silver has been demonstrated to be effective against in
studies. Many other viral pathogens are also either completed
inactivated or even destroyed by silver.
Colloidal Silver Shows Efficacy Against Smallpox Virus
In this study, published in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal
back in September 1992, it was found that that several different
preparations of colloidal silver showed amazing efficacy against
the smallpox virus.
Two medical colloidal silver preparations were used, one called
Collargol, and one called Protargol. The latter was apparently a
The study showed a 700 times reduction in the concentration of
viral particles when Protargol was applied, and by a whopping
11,000 times reduction in viral particles when the more highly
concentrated Collargol was applied.
Silver Inactivates Herpes Simplex Type I and II
Going back even further, a study conducted in 1972 at
Department of Microbiology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, it
was demonstrated that the Herpes Simplex Virus types I and II
were totally inactivated by low concentrations of silver nitrate,
which is a more caustic, chemical form of silver.
According to the study, silver nitrate caused so much damage to
the viruses, they simply could no longer cause infection.
EPA Approves Use of a Colloidal Silver Spray Disinfectant
that Kills Viruses on Surfaces
Moving forward to recent years, even the EPA is now approving
silver for certain virucidal purposes.
As reported by the Silver Institute (a group which keeps silver
investors appraised of all of the new uses for silver in business
and industry), the EPA has recently approved the use of a product
called Axen30, a liquid spray disinfectant similar to colloidal silver,
for use in child day-care centers, preschools, schools,
gymnasiums and children’s activity centers.
Axen30 is a dilute formula consisting of 30 ppm silver used as a
spray disinfectant. But here’s the interesting part:
The EPA-approved advertising claims for Axen30 include a 30-
second kill time and a 24-hour residual kill on standard indicator
bacteria, a two-minute kill time on the resistant bacteria MRSE
and VRE, a 10-minute kill time on fungi, a 30-second kill time on
HIV Type I, and a 10-minute kill time on other viruses.
Now that’s amazing – a 30-second kill time against HIV (i.e.,
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, aka the AIDS virus), and a ten
minute kill time against other viruses!
Silver Compound in Countertops Eliminates SARS Virus
Perstorp, a Swedish manufacturing company based in Italy,
manufactures a special polymer from which countertops are
made. What makes the Perstorp countertop unique is that
extremely tiny nanosilver particles are impregnated into the
Upon human contact, the nanosilver-impregnated polymer begins
emitting silver ions. This unique silver ion-emitting polymer was
developed for use with products such as toilet seats, door knobs,
and other common contact surfaces.
According to news reports, the compound that was successfully
tested by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control against SARS,
which has a particular interest in public safety due to the SARS
virus outbreaks of the past few years in China.
Zhang Panhe, professor at the Academy of Military Medical
Sciences in China, recently stated, “We tested the compound
against a four-hour, eight- hour, and 24-hour exposure period
and found no surviving SARS virus upon 24 hours of exposure to
In other words, when the polymer was purposely contaminated by
the SARS virus, it began killing the virus within four hours, and
had killed all SARS viruses on the surface within 24 hours.
This special silver-impregnated polymer is now in use in many
hospitals, laboratories and medical research facilities throughout
China. What’s more, many variants of silver-impregnated
polymers are being used in similar medical-related facilities
around the world, in order to help stop the spread of potentially
deadly bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.
Infectivity of Monkeypox Virus Inhibited by Silver
According to this study published in volume 3, number 4, April
2008 edition of Nanoscale Research Letters, very small silver
particles (10 nm in size) significantly inhibited the infectivity of
the Monkeypox virus.
The study was conducted in conjunction with the Applied
Biotechnology Branch, Human Effectiveness Directorate of Wright-
Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
The study’s authors concluded, “These results demonstrate that
silver-based nanoparticles of approximately 10 nm inhibit Monkey
Pox Virus infection in vitro, supporting their potential use as an
According to Wikipedia.com, monkey pox virus is usually
transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through
contact with the animal’s blood or through a bite. Its symptoms
can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox (to which it
is closely related) and chickenpox (to which it is not related).
You may remember news headlines back in 2003 regarding an
outbreak of monkey pox virus in the U.S. midwest, among owners
of pet prairie dogs.
What this demonstrates is that very tiny micro-particles of silver,
known as nanosilver, are even effective against exotic viruses
such as those coming from animals! If that doesn’t put you in
mind of the recent “Swine Flu” scare, in which the infectious
agent was shown to be a hybrid of swine, bird and human viral
parts, I don’t know what will.
Silver Shows Anti-Viral Efficacy Against Hepatitis B Virus
In a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of
Hong Kong, it was demonstrated in vitro (i.e., in the test tube)
that very tiny silver particles have the ability to interact with viral
DNA in such a way as to prevent replication, whether the virus
was inside the host cells (i.e., inside human cells, where viruses
would normally replicate) or outside the host cells.
This is especially important, because it implies that silver can not
only prevent viruses from infecting cells, but can also stop cells
that are already virally infected from spreading the infection.
According to this research abstract from the University of Hong
Kong, the scientists examining the action of silver particles on the
Hepatitis B virus “hypothesize that the direct interaction between
these nanoparticles and HBV double-stranded DNA or viral
particles is responsible for their antiviral mechanism.”
The scientists point out that this only demonstrates the
effectiveness of very tiny silver particles against the HBV (i.e.,
hepatitis B virus), and not necessarily other viruses. Nevertheless,
once again we have a study demonstrating conclusively that very
tiny particles of silver have the ability to interfere with viruses,
preventing them from interacting with human cells and causing
According to a news article about this study, the study found that
“…ultra-tiny silver particles could reduce the extracellular DNA
formation of HBVs by over 50 percent, and could check their
intracellular RNA formation, too.
‘Silver nano-particles have special properties such as larger active
surface and porosity so that they can easily bind with small
molecules,’ China’s XINHUA news agency quoted Lu as saying,
referring to a hypothetical explanation they had put forward on
the new antiviral mechanism.
‘The finding provides a new direction for developing new anti-HBV
drugs, with nano-particles used as drug carrier to enhance the
antiviral efficacy while minimizing the undesirable side effects,’ Lu
told a press conference Monday.
The young researcher said there are currently only two kinds of
drugs approved for treating chronic HBV infection, namely
immunomodulators and nucleoside analogues. But their uses are
affected by side effects and drug-resistant mutations.
Hepatitis B is one of the worst killers as it chronically infects over
400 million people worldwide, with certain developing countries
and regions hit hardest.
Lu said silver nano-particles have an additional distinct
advantage. It is unlikely that HBV can become resistant to silver
nano-particles because the interaction is determined by the
physiochemical properties of the tiny particles.”
Silver’s Effectiveness Against Flu Viruses
Two highly respected researchers, Dr Eric Gordon, MD and Dr.
Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for
Doctors, believe silver is the answer to many forms of viral
infections, including upper respiratory viral infections such as the
They point out in their article titled A Promising Cure for Upper
Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu:
Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered?
that, “the collective authoritative medical literature has
documented efficacy of silver’s virotoxicity against over 24
What’s more, the authors state that the 200-plus viral strains
known to cause upper respiratory tract infections, including most
flu viruses, will also most likely succumb to the powerful antiviral
qualities of very small particles of “oligodynamic silver” (i.e., a
medical reference to silver being extremely powerful even in small
In fact, the authors point out that silver is likely going to be the
answer to any future global viral pandemic, stating “A broadspectrum
anti-viral agent that really works is needed to combat
over 200 viruses that cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infections.
Undoubtedly oligodynamic silver fits this bill…Emerging medical
studies confirm the stellar, broad-spectrum virotoxic efficacy of
oligodynamic silver both in vitro and in vivo.”
The Nano-Particle Difference: Good News and Bad News
As you’ve seen throughout this report, silver is without a doubt
the single-greatest natural antiviral agent on the face of the
earth. However, the size of the silver particles is one of the most
important factors in the ability of silver to disable, or even
decimate, such a broad spectrum of viruses.
Indeed, most of these studies have demonstrated one simple fact:
the smaller the silver particles are, the better they work, with
silver particles of 10 nanometers (nm) or less in size being the
most effective against viruses.
The truly good news is that colloidal silver products containing
silver particles of that size – known as micro-particle silver, or
nanosilver, for short – are readily available in health food stores
and through online vendors. However, the bad news is that these
products are frequently very costly, due to the uniquely small
characteristics of the silver particles they contain when compared
to conventional brands of colloidal.
In fact, a tiny four-ounce bottle of true nanosilver can cost as
much as $25 to $35 depending upon the brand, and the size and
quality of the silver particles it contains.
The problem is this: four ounces is only about enough colloidal
silver for three or four days worth of mild treatment for a single
person — not nearly enough should a serious viral assault strike
home. After three or four days, you’d have to get another costly
bottle, and perhaps another, and another, depending upon the
size of your family and the number of people infected.
Meanwhile, everybody else will be making a mad dash to their
nearest health food store for nanosilver, also. And within days,
shelves will easily be stripped bare. So you might not be able to
get enough nano-scale colloidal silver to do yourself and your
family any good.
Big Pharma Threatens NanoSilver
What’s more, by the end of this year, commercial colloidal silver
products containing silver nano-particles may not even be
available for over-the-counter sale any longer.
That’s because, only a few short months ago a broad coalition of
environmentalist groups being funded by major drug companies
declared that nanosilver is a “threat to the environment” because
it has the potential to kill microorganisms they claim could be
These drug company-funded environmental groups then petitioned
the EPA to ban products containing nanosilver – specifically
targeting numerous brands of colloidal silver – and demanding
that the manufacturers either be able to prove that public use of
their products won’t somehow harm “environmentally sensitive
microbes” or have their products removed from store shelves.
When this was discovered, we were the very first to sound the
alarm in the natural health community, and thousands of
dedicated colloidal silver users rallied against the petition,
swamping the EPA public comments systems with pro-nanosilver
Unfortunately, the well-funded environmental groups used outright
lies and dirty tricks to overwhelm the EPA public comments
system with anti-nanosilver comments from their worldwide
Interestingly enough, the drug companies involved behind the
scenes in this campaign to force the EPA to ban nanosilver
products are among some of the very same drug companies
developing new vaccines and drugs against the various pandemics
they claim are coming!
The bottom line is that by the end of the year the EPA plans to
announce the decision regarding the petition to regulate
nanosilver products – including nano-scale colloidal silver — into
oblivion. Depending upon which way their decision goes, you
simply may not be able to obtain colloidal silver products
containing the needed nano-scale silver particles at any price, any
A Powerful Solution Worth Taking Advantage Of
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can make silver particles as low as .0008 microns, which is just .8
nanometers (nm). Yes, that’s a fraction of a single nanometer in
I began this special report by stating, “The recent outbreak of the
strange new so-called ‘Swine Flu’ has just about everybody in the
natural health community asking the same two questions, i.e.,
What’s the single-most powerful all-natural anti-viral substance in
existence, and where can I get some?”
Hopefully, this report has answered those two vital questions for
you. Owning the means of nano-scale colloidal silver production is
simply the #1 smartest thing you can do right now.
And being able to produce true nano-scale colloidal silver –
quickly and easily, any time you need it, in the comfort and
privacy of your own home – is without a doubt the single-most
important ability you can have for the protection of yourself and
your family, as well as your friends and loved ones.
To see for yourself how easy it is to make your own high-quality
micro-particle nanosilver, watch the free 3-minute video at
The bottom line is that medical research clearly demonstrates the
fact that very small nano-scale particles of silver are the single most
effective natural anti-viral substance on the face of the
And considering the alternatives (i.e., ineffective Tamiflu and
potentially dangerous vaccines), it may well be your only hope for
achieving maximum personal and family protection in this age of
strange and potentially deadly diseases in which we now live.
So if you haven’t done so already, make sure you act quickly and
decisively and order a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver
Generator today, from our good friends at TheSilverEdge.com.
Waiting until the last minute is never a good choice, as you well
know. The EPA has even been making noises about banning
colloidal silver generators, too (see The Coming Ban on Colloidal
Silver Generators). So there is simply no telling how long these
wonderful little devices will still be legally available.
The big drug companies simply want no competition whatsoever
for their dangerous vaccines and worthless anti-viral drugs. And
without a doubt in my mind, colloidal silver represents the singlegreatest
threat to their multi-billion dollar annual monopoly on
these drugs and vaccines. That’s why the powers that be are
pulling out all stops in order to have access to nanosilver
removed from the market.
In short, the sooner you own the means of colloidal silver
production, the sooner you’ll be in the driver’s seat, and won’t
have to worry about finding an effective natural means to help
your family and friends during a major health crisis.
Colloidal Silver v/s the Swine FluSwindle
As the news article below by investigative reporter Fred Burks
points out, Tamiflu, the drug recommended by the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) for the treatment of “Swine Flu” and just
about every other threatened viral pandemic, has been demonstrated
to be absolutely useless against most flu infections.
What’s more, it has never been demonstrated to be effective
against the so-called “Swine Flu.”
Yet, the CDC recommends it, and the U.S. government spends
$1.4 billion – yes, billion – in taxpayer money to stockpile it.
Interesting, isn’t it? A drug company makes a flu drug that
essentially doesn’t work (see news article below). In a relatively
short period of time, doctors treating flu patients begin
complaining that the drug doesn’t work. Not only that, but
patients – especially young kids — actually start dying from use of
So what happens? Does the FDA step in and pull the drug from
the market in order to protect the public? No. Does the AMA
declare the drug to be a worthless fraud, and issue warnings to
doctors not to use it? No. Does a grand jury indict the drug
manufacturer for fraud? No. Does the corporate news media –
those intrepid guardians of the public trust — pick up the story of
the drug’s failure to work and run with it, letting the public know
that a medical fraud is being perpetrated upon them? No.
Instead, a massive publicity campaign is implemented. News
headlines suddenly begin to read: “Flu pandemic to sweep the
world!” Day after day, night after night, the corporate news media
barrages people with the message: Big flu pandemic coming!
“Do something!” the people cry. And the government does. They
use $1.4 billion in taxpayer monies to buy up worldwide stocks of
the worthless flu drug, saving the drug company from taking any
loss. Then they announce to the frightened and ever-so-gullible
American public, “Don’t worry…we have stockpiled tons of Tamiflu
for you…You are now perfectly safe…As always, we are here to
According to then news article below, the pharmaceutical
company which owns the exclusive distribution rights to Tamiflu,
Roche Laboratories, says the drug’s shelf life is 48 months. The
government began stockpiling the drug back in February of 2007.
So basically, the drug doesn’t work, and even if it did, in two
more years its shelf life is up. Just keep repeating to yourself,
over and over: “It must be good. They spent $1.4 billion of
taxpayer money on it. It must be good.”
Yes, it’s just another corporate bailout, compliments of the US
Millions in Stock Profits, to Boot!
According to this story from ABC News, the drug companies
making Tamiflu are now making additional millions of dollars in
profits from the surge in prices of their stocks on Wall Street.
Here’s a brief except from the news article:
“Companies gearing up for swine flu, including Roche, Gilead
Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of the leading
antiviral flu medications, are best positioned to see a boost in
profits if the disease escalates to epidemic proportions, analysts
Tamiflu, which comes in pills, was developed by Gilead and
manufactured by Roche. Gilead continues to collect royalties from
Roche’s sales of the drug. Both companies’ share prices spiked
soon after the U.S. government allowed for its stockpiles of the
drug to be made publicly available.
Gilead stock surged to $47.53 at the end of the day Monday, up
3.78 percent. Roche rose to $31.72, up 4.34 percent.
Roche would not comment on Tamiflu sales, stockpiles or future
availability. ‘Our focus right now is getting Tamiflu to customers.
We’re really not in a position to comment on any opportunity for
potentially increased sales,’ said company spokesman Terry
As you can see, in addition to getting bailed out of their failed flu
drug, the makers and distributors of Tamiflu are now making
additional millions in stock profits, as unwitting investors sink
their hard-earned money into the stocks of these companies,
thanks to the so-called “Swine Flu” outbreak.
And now you see how the whole scam works: Make a failed flu
drug. Use propaganda tactics to create a fear of a global flu
pandemic. Get the government to buy up existing stocks of your
failed flu drug, in order to “protect the public.” Wait for (or
create) an actual “Swine Flu” outbreak. Watch your stock profits
Get a Colloidal Silver Generator, and Forget About Tamiflu
As Dr. Mercola, O.D. (www.mercola.com) has repeatedly pointed
out, most people die after being infected with a flu virus, don’t
actually die of damage to the body caused directly by the virus.
They die instead of the secondary infections that strike the body
after the flu has weakened the immune system.
Colloidal silver – widely known as the world’s most powerful
natural antibiotic – is not only highly anti-viral, but also
powerfully antibacterial and antifungal, as well. In fact, it is even
effective against deadly, drug-resistant strains of bacteria, such as
the dreaded MRSA , which now kills more people than AIDS in the
US each year.
The drug companies won’t tell you about colloidal silver, because
there’s no way for them to patent it, and sell it to the public for
thousands of times the cost of making a dose. That’s because
colloidal silver is all-natural, and thus unpatentable.
What’s more, anyone can make their own high-quality colloidal
silver, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of their own
homes, for only a few pennies per batch, with a simple device
called a colloidal silver generator. That’s probably what scares the
drug companies more than anything else.
This is why the FDA has been attacking colloidal silver for the
past decade, at the behest of the major pharmaceutical
And it is why the big drug companies are now using
environmental groups to claim that silver is a “major threat to the
environment,” and needs to be regulated by the EPA as a
“pesticide,” even though all it kills are bacteria, viruses and
Pure and simple, they are trying to regulate colloidal silver into
oblivion, because it poses the single-greatest threat to the multibillion
dollar annual profits made by the drug companies from
their synthetic prescription drugs that, often as not, simply don’t
The CDC recommends Tamiflu for prevention and treatment of
swine flu, as they did with the avian flu several years ago. Yet at
the height of the avian flu scare, European researchers conducted
a review of numerous studies of of anti-viral medications, which
was then published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet on
Jan. 19, 2006. According to this review of 51 randomized
controlled trials, Tamiflu was useless against the avian flu and
many other flus. Contrary to the CDC, their recommendation was
not to use Tamiflu. What about now?
Swine Flu: A Pandemic of Fear
Intense media coverage of the swine flu has driven a pandemic
wave of fear across our nation and world. Following the CDC’s
recommendations, people with a cough or a cold are staying
home from work, some paralyzed by fear that they might die in
the impending pandemic being predicted by newspapers and TV
news programs around the world. Yet what or who is really behind
the swine flu and this pandemic of fear? And why is the CDC
recommending Tamiflu for prevention and treatment when it’s use
with avian and other flus has been found to be ineffective in
numerous studies? And most important, what can we do about it?
The CDC website states, “CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir
or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with
these swine influenza viruses.” Oseltamivir is Tamiflu, the same
drug recommended for the avian flu only a few years ago. Yet
Tamiflu has been shown numerous times to be ineffective against
avian flu, which in case you haven’t noticed, never came close to
being a pandemic. Excerpts from a Dec. 4, 2005 Times of London
article on the experience of a top avian flu expert are revealing:
“A Vietnamese doctor who has treated dozens of victims of avian
flu claims the drug being stockpiled around the world to combat a
pandemic is ‘useless’ against the virus. Dr Nguyen Tuong Van
runs the intensive care unit at the Centre for Tropical Diseases in
Hanoi and has treated 41 victims of H5N1. Van followed World
Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and gave her patients
Tamiflu, but concluded it had no effect. Roche, the company that
makes Tamiflu, has sold stockpiles of the drug to 40 countries
and insists there is clear evidence it will protect against a future
flu virus. However, it stresses the drug must be given within 48
hours to be effective. The WHO admitted Tamiflu had not been
widely successful in humans.”
At the height of the avian flu scare, European researchers
conducted a review of numerous studies of anti-viral medications,
which was then published in the prestigious medical journal
Lancet on Jan. 19, 2006. According to this review of 51
randomized controlled trials, Tamiflu was useless against the
avian flu and many other flus. As reported in Time magazine and
the Wall Street Journal, the study’s authors found no “credible
evidence” that Tamiflu works against avian flu. Contrary to the
CDC, their recommendation was not to use Tamiflu.
As the media was spreading fear about the avian flu around the
world, the CDC came out with the Tamiflu recommendation, yet
provided little evidence of its effectiveness. Only later was the
recommendation seriously questioned. How could the CDC be so
confident in its recommendation without significant research? How
can health officials claim Tamiflu is effective with any certainty
now, when the current rash of swine flu cases were discovered
such a short time ago?
Tamiflu: Resistant Strains, Side Effects, and Expiration Date
Using the avian flu again as a point of reference and caution, CBS
and Associated Press reported on Dec. 12, 2005 that some avian
flu victims died after developing resistance to Tamiflu:
In a development health experts are calling alarming, two bird flu
patients in Vietnam died after developing resistance to Tamiflu,
the key drug that governments are stockpiling in case of a largescale
outbreak. The experts said the deaths were disturbing
because the two girls had received early and aggressive
treatment with Tamiflu and had gotten the recommended doses.
And then there were the deaths not from the flu or drug resistant
strains, but from the side effects of Tamiflu. According to a report
in Australia’s respected Sydney Morning Herald on March 1, 2007,
there were 18 juvenile fatalities linked to side effects of Tamiflu in
17 months. And though the U.S. media largely failed to report it,
Japan banned Tamiflu for teenagers that same month. According
to the official Tamiflu website, “people with the flu, particularly
children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of self
injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be
closely monitored for signs of unusual behavior.”
Yet governments spent billions of dollars stockpiling Tamiflu even
after all this information was reported. According to a Feb. 2,
2007 New York Times report, the U.S. government at the time
was creating a $1.4 billion stockpile of Tamiflu, while admitting
that “it is useful only when taken within the first 48 hours, and
Tamiflu-resistant strains of the flu have already been found in
Vietnam and in Egypt.” That’s $1.4 billion tax dollars being spent
on a drug of questionable effectiveness. Other countries
cumulatively also spent massive amounts on the drug.
According to the pharmaceutical company which owns exclusive
distribution rights to the drug, Roche Laboratories, Tamiflu’s shelf
life is 48 months, so all the medications stockpiled may eventually
be useless. How many hundreds of millions of dollars will go to
waste? How much more money will flow into the coffers of the
major pharmaceuticals as a result of the current scare? And why
are so few questioning the recommendation of Tamiflu to prevent
and treat swine flu when conclusive studies have not been carried
out? Pharmaceutical Stocks Soar
As a result of all the fear built up around the avian flu a few years
ago, stock prices for Roche and Gilead Sciences, the
pharmaceutical company which developed Tamiflu, soared when
the drug was recommended by the government as the best
treatment. And few know that Donald Rumsfeld was chairman of
the board of directors of Gilead from 1997 until 2001, when he
was appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Gilead stock increased so much that Britain’s respected daily
newspaper The Independent reported on March 12, 2006 that
Rumsfeld alone “made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains
from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and
developed Tamiflu. $5 million is a nice little profit on one drug.
The article further points out that Tamiflu is “the drug being
bought in massive amounts by Governments to treat a possible
human pandemic of [avian flu].”
Here are other key excerpts from that revealing article on
The drug was developed by a Californian biotech company, Gilead
Sciences. Mr Rumsfeld was on the board of Gilead from 1988 to
2001, and was its chairman from 1997. He then left to join the
Bush administration, but retained a huge shareholding. The 2005
report showed that, in all, he owned shares worth up to $95.9m,
from which he got an income of up to $13m. The firm made a
loss in 2003, the year before concern about bird flu started. Then
revenues from Tamiflu almost quadrupled [in 2004], to $44.6m,
helping put the company well into the black. Sales almost
quadrupled again, to $161.6m last year .
The massive stockpiles of Tamiflu built up by governments around
the world to combat the impending avian flu pandemic were
never needed. The pandemic never came close to happening. As
reported by the WHO on April 23, 2009, the total number of
confirmed deaths worldwide due to avian flu since 2003 was 257.
For comparison, the CDC estimates that influenza alone causes
over 36,000 deaths every year in the United States. Yet look at
all the profits generated by the massive amount of fear spread
through the media for the pandemic that never happened.
In the current swine flu scare, Gilead, Roche, and the politicians
invested in them are gifted with another major opportunity to
fleece the public as their stocks soar and governments again
move to stockpile this drug of questionable effectiveness. How
much can we trust government when huge profits are at stake?
How much influence do the lobbyists of the huge pharmaceuticals
have over our elected representatives? And is there a possibility
that the government might even have had a hand in the creation
of both the avian flu and swine flu? These are questions that
warrant media and public attention as this current wave of fear
Regarding pharmaceutical lobbyists, a 2007 CBS News article
states, “Congressmen are outnumbered two to one by lobbyists
for an industry that spends roughly a $100 million a year in
campaign contributions and lobbying expenses to protect its
Dr. Marcia Angell, the former editor in chief of the prestigious
New England Journal of Medicine, has stated, “Over the past two
decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its
original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new
drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of
dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt
every institution that might stand in its way, including the US
Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical
profession itself.” Dr. Angell has penned a scathing essay on the
widespread corruption in medicine which should be required
reading for all citizens.
Profiting from Fear
A surprisingly inspiring, well researched article of only two pages
on the respected WantToKnow.info website shows how fear is
used by certain wealthy, elite groups to manipulate public
perception and rake in the profits. Along similar lines, a revealing
2006 article in the Christian Science Monitor questions the
pandemic of fear created by government and media in relation to
the avian flu:
Americans consider the United States to be a country where
debate flourishes. Yet with regard to avian flu, hyped sound bites
predominate. When President Bush asked Congress for $7.1
billion toward “pandemic flu preparedness,” even his critics replied
“not enough.” What is lacking in the overall discussion about
pandemic flu is disagreement, criticism, and skepticism - once the
bedrock of science - from researchers willing to question and test
the data. There are better ways to promote America’s health than
selling sickness through the language of fear.
Even in the middle of the avian flu scare, some experts claimed
that the flu was not a threat and was being used as hype. As one
newspaper prophetically commented in late 2005, “Dr. Marc
Siegel, a practicing internist and associate professor of medicine
at the New York University School of Medicine … isn’t buying into
the scare scenario. ‘If anything is contagious right now, it’s
judgment clouded by fear,’ Siegel said.” Even a New York Times
article questioned all the fear hype. And now, is the swine flu
much different just a few years later?
In a most excellent article on the current swine flu crisis, popular
health analyst Dr. Joseph Mercola states:
This isn’t the first time the public has been warned about swine
flu. The last time was in 1976, right before I entered medical
school. I remember it very clearly. It resulted in a massive swine
flu vaccine campaign. Within a few months, claims totaling $1.3
billion had been filed by victims who had suffered paralysis from
the vaccine. The vaccine was also blamed for 25 deaths.
However, several hundred people developed crippling Guillain-
Barré Syndrome after they were injected with the swine flu
vaccine. Even healthy 20-year-olds ended up as paraplegics. And
the swine flu pandemic itself? It never materialized.
What’s Our Role in This?
At the same time as we question the media and government, we
have to also ask ourselves, why are we so easily affected by fear
and sensationalism in the media? Why is this what sells
newspapers and TV news programs? What if instead of feeling an
almost morbid fascination with all things sensational and fearful,
we choose to look at fear as an opportunity for growth. The fear
generated by the current swine flu episode is an opportunity for
us to explore our own deeper fears and consider how we might
What if instead of imagining all of the terrible things that might
happen to us, we imagine how in times of crisis we might come
together to support each other and transform fear into love and
community support? When we choose to shift fear within
ourselves, a ripple effect is created which, when joined with the
ripples of many others doing the same, create a wave of
transformation which can pave the way for a brighter future for
Tamiflu, Vaccines, the Hybrid Virus, and Colloidal Silver
by S. Spencer Jones
I continue to receive questions on the Tamiflu drug, flu vaccines, and
particularly about the origins and nature of this strange hybrid virus that has now
spread throughout Europe and the Americas.
Let’s talk about the vaccines, first…
As of today, the World Health Organization announced that the
outbreak is moving closer to becoming a full-scale pandemic, and
they declared a Phase V Alert, which is one step before
announcing that a pandemic, or global epidemic is taking place.
If you look at the subhead in this news headline at MSNBC.com,
you’ll see that it reads, “Global outbreak considered imminent;
vaccine efforts will be ramped up.”
Personally, my greatest fear is that the powers that be are
drumming up this panic just like they did during the swine flu
scare of 1976 — only this time instead of offering voluntary public
flu vaccinations, they will push for mandatory vaccinations, under
the guise of “protecting the public health.”
Huge Stockpiles of Vaccines
You see, the vaccine makers have huge stockpiles of vaccines
which they need to get rid of. It’s costing them untold amounts of
money to have hundreds of millions of vaccine doses sitting in
warehouses around the country, unsold.
A flu pandemic is exactly what they need. They get to move their
vaccines, and the governments of the nations afflicted with this
strange viral hybrid will pay for it. Which means, of course,
taxpayer dollars will pay for it – in essence, a taxpayer-funded
government bailout of the corporate vaccine makers!
A Repeat of 1976
Back in 1976, during the last “swine flu” scare in this country, I
worked for the Senior Citizen’s Outreach Program in the city of
Huntington Beach, California. And I saw with my own eyes how
the senior citizens were panicked into getting vaccinated, and
then herded to the vaccine stations hastily set up at various city
The only problem was, nationwide, the vaccines killed five times
more people than the so-called “swine flu” did. It wasn’t about
“saving the senior citizens,” or “preventing the spread of the flu.”
Instead, it was all about boosting the financial coffers of the
In Huntington Beach we lost several of our beloved seniors that
year. Not one of them died because of the flu. Instead, they died
because of severe adverse reactions to the flu vaccines which
were administered right there at the Senior Center where I
worked. I’ll never forget that. It left a lasting impression on me.
And in large part because of it, I’ll always work toward educating
people about safer and more natural alternatives.
On the same subject, I just received an email from the colloidal
silver generator Tech Support guru over at TheSilverEdge.com,
George Foss. He explains that back in 1976 he was manager of
the well-known Kayser’s Nutrition Center in Santa Barbara. So he
was in constant contact with people who were seeking to resolve
long-standing health problems through natural means.
Unfortunately, George says that a number of his customers had
been panicked into receiving the “swine flu” shot during the flu
crisis. And within a short time, they came down with Guillain-
Barré syndrome (GBS), an autoimmune disease affecting the
peripheral nervous system that is frequently very severe, usually
exhibits paralysis, and can even be fatal.
He also reminded me that the National Vaccine Injury
Compensation Program is a program originally established by
Congress in the 1980’s to compensate those injured by adverse
reactions to the original “swine flu” vaccine.
So apparently, the government uses taxpayer dollars to pay the
vaccine-makers to issue the vaccines to the people, and then
they use taxpayer dollars to pay the people permanently injured
by the vaccines for their debilities.
Sweet deal, I suppose, particularly if you have no conscience.
“Swine Flu” Origins
I’ve been skeptical about the origins of this strange virus right
from the beginning. The idea that pig, bird and human viruses
somehow combined on their own accord and then started
infecting humans just doesn’t make common sense.
Dr. Rima Laibow, M.D. and her husband, former Major General
Albert Stubblebine (former commanding general of the United
States Army Intelligence and Security Command) both claim it is
a laboratory manufactured virus.
Dr. Len Horowitz also believes this is a laboratory-engineered viral
hybrid that either escaped the lab, or was purposely released.
What’s more, in his new video expose’ Dr. Horowitz names the
specific vaccine maker that for several years now has been
successfully splicing the pig, bird and human flu viruses together
in lab experiments. You can view his video expose’ below.
Let me be clear: I don’t trust Tamiflu. I think it’s a waste of time
at best, and extremely dangerous at worst.
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola. O.D. (http://www.mercola.com/)
government health authorities in Japan actually banned sales of
Tamiflu in 2007 after it caused the deaths of a number of
Japanese children who took it and ended up with strange
neuropsychiatric problems and brain infections.
By that time the drug already had 1,800 adverse events reports
filed on it worldwide, yet no other government banned it. Such is
the power of the global pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Mercola points out that even if you took Tamiflu and it did not
harm you, the manufacturers themselves admit that at best, it
only cuts 1 ½ days off of a typical, simple flu infection. That
crummy extra day and a half simply isn’t worth the risk, in my
view — particularly when we can use safe, natural colloidal silver,
All of this is why I’ve been pushing so hard to get people to
consider using colloidal silver as an alternative to the flu vaccine
and flu drugs.
And I’ve also been urging people to consider obtaining a highquality
colloidal silver generator such as the new Micro-Particle
Colloidal Silver Generator, which unlike any other generator
allows you to produce silver particles as small as .0008 microns –
small enough to be effective even against serious viral pathogens.
The other big reason – a huge reason, actually – that I
recommend getting a high-quality colloidal silver generator is that
I honestly believe health food store shelves worldwide will be
stripped bare of commercial brands of colloidal silver if the flu
spread gets any worse.
Considering the alternatives (i.e., potentially deadly vaccines, or
potentially deadly flu drugs), I’m sticking with colloidal silver.
Colloidal silver is highly antibacterial and antifungal, so it should
handily take care of the inevitable secondary pathogenic infections
that cause most deaths among flu victims.
What’s more, it is also highly antiviral, particularly if the particle
size is small enough, as demonstrated by this study published in
the International Journal of Nanobiotechnology in which very
small silver particles prevented HIV (i.e., the AIDS virus) from
infecting human host cells.
S. Spencer Jones
P.S. As Dr. Mercola points out, just a couple of months ago
scientists concluded that the 50 to 100 million people who died
during the worldwide 1918 flu pandemic, which lasted for a
whopping 18 months, did not die of the flu itself!
Instead, they died of secondary super-infections with strep (i.e.,
Streptococcus pneumoniae), a pathogen which causes pulmonary
pneumonia and bacterial meningitis.
You see, the so-called “swine flu” merely weakens the body,
allowing bacterial super-infections to take hold.
That’s why I’ll continue to advocate for a broad-spectrum, antiviral,
anti-bacterial and anti-fungal approach to protecting
yourself and your family from this so-called “Swine Flu” outbreak.
Colloidal silver is the only product – natural or otherwise — that
truly fits the bill. Make sure you have plenty on hand, before any
panic breaks out in your neck of the woods.
Colloidal Silver and Swine Flu: 7 Important Steps to Take Now
The U.S. news media is slowly admitting to the strange nature
of the virus – even finally admitting that it is indeed a
hybrid of pig, bird and human flu strains. However, they are
still straining to explain how such an amalgamation of viruses
came into being.
The latest wild claim from the health authorities is that pigs are
acting as “living storage and incubation chambers” for a variety of
viruses, including viruses from other animals such as ducks and
chickens, as well as from humans. These viruses then manage to
share their DNA with each other while living in the pigs, forming
deadly, never-before-seen viral hybrids. The pigs then somehow
release these viral hybrids back into the environment, where they
Occam’s Razor – the maxim that the simplest explanation is
usually the truth – would tend to cast doubt on that explanation.
After all, the simplest explanation is that this is a laboratory
produced virus that got loose, or was turned loose. Whatever it is,
let’s hope its current rate of spread is somehow mitigated in the
days and weeks ahead.
Colloidal Silver Decimates Flu Virus
As this report from Dr. Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD
points out, colloidal silver has been proven to be effective against
a whopping 24 of the major viruses known to be causative of
URTIs, i.e., upper respiratory tract infections, such as the flu.
But the efficacy of colloidal silver (which they refer to as
oligodynamic silver (i.e., meaning only very small amounts are
needed to do the job) extends far beyond its powerful antiviral
Indeed, not only has colloidal silver been demonstrated to
decimate many of the viruses associated with deadly viral flu
infections, but it has also been proven to decimate most of the
well-known bacterial pathogens that cause serious secondary
infections during a viral infection, including the following:
Inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat
It is these secondary bacterial infections that often kill the
infected individual, once the flu virus has sufficiently weakened
the body. But colloidal silver’s powerful, broad-spectrum antipathogen
qualities covers such a wide range of pathogens you can
easily see why the report’s authors – both respected medical
doctors — refer to it as “the Final Solution to the Coming
In just a minute, I’m going to give you seven extremely
important things you can do right now to protect yourself and
your family in the event the current crisis turns into a global
pandemic, as some health authorities are now predicting. But
first, here’s the latest news update on the spread of the “swine
flu,” as of Monday April 27th.
Latest “Swine Flu” News Update
Google earth map now shows massively increased flu clusters in
North America and Europe. As of today, the EU health chief
advised European travelers “Don’t travel to U.S.”
The situation in Mexico continues to deteriorate, with 2,000
people now hospitalized with “serious pneumonia,” and a
confirmed death toll of 149. What’s more, the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control has finally advised Americans “Avoid travel to
Mexico”; this, after the U.S. infection rate doubled in the past 48
hours, chiefly from infected American returning from Mexico and
Russia has announced it will now check all flights coming into that
country from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America, and
that they have banned all imported pork from the southwest U.S.,
Mexico, and Central and South American countries, in spite of
protestations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control who claim
the virus cannot be passed from eating pork. China, the
Philippines and Taiwan have followed suit and have also banned
imported pork from the U.S. and Mexico, in an effort to keep the
“swine flu” from entering their countries. (Do they know
something we don’t?)
The World Health Organization has moved one step closer to
declaring the disease to be a “global pandemic.” And Mexico is
now being roundly criticized by global health authorities, for
failing to follow up with families of deceased “swine flu” victims,
to offer treatment and distribute medicines to them, since they
are the most likely to become infected and accelerate the spread
of the disease.
And finally, President Obama has said not to worry, because the
federal government is “closely monitoring the situation.” (I feel
better already. Don’t you?)
What to Do Now: 7 Important Steps to Take Now
The best thing to do at present is to simply get prepared. If this
does not turn out to be the predicted “global pandemic,” then
preparing now will put you one step ahead of everyone else when
a major health crisis finally does hit.
Here are 7 important steps you should consider taking right now
in order to protect yourself and your family:
Step #1: Get a high-quality colloidal silver generator NOW, while
they are still available. If this turns into a global pandemic, you
simply will not be able to find colloidal silver generators at any
price, any where. And you can rest assured that health food
stores will have their shelves stripped bare of bottled colloidal
silver. So if you don’t have a colloidal silver generator, you’ll have
to find someone who does in order to obtain colloidal silver.
Most companies that sell colloidal silver generators stock no more
than 20 completed units at a time. In fact, many of them build
only one unit at a time, after receiving an order, which is why
some companies can take up to three weeks just to get a unit out
Our good friends at The Silver Edge are generally the exception to
this rule. But as of Friday night April 24 they had fewer than 500
units in stock, and as of today their stock is being severely
depleted due to the crisis. They tell us they have a rush order in
for additional parts and components, but once their present stock
sells out, it will take at least several weeks to receive the new
parts, and as many as several more weeks to build up a new
stock of generators. So it is important to act quickly and
decisively if you have not yet obtained a high-quality colloidal
silver generator for your family.
We strongly recommend the brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal
Silver Generator, because the most recent studies have
demonstrated that the smaller the silver particle size, the more
effective silver is at preventing even the most deadly of viruses
from bonding with the human cell host. And if viruses can’t bond
with their human cell host, then they can’t replicate and spread.
They are dead in the water, so to speak.
The Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator produces silver
particles as small as .0008 microns in size, which is a fraction of a
single micron. This is an astonishingly small particle size. Plus,
unlike other generators that can only make small eight ounce or
16 ounce batches at a time, the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver
Generator makes a full quart at a time, and it is as easy to use as
a coffee maker.
Step #2: Stock up on steam-distilled water. Pure steam-distilled
water makes the very best colloidal silver. Make sure you get at
least four or five gallons, so you can make plenty of colloidal
silver for family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc.
should the disease spread as predicted. Distilled water keeps for
many, many months at a time. You don’t have to worry about it
going bad. Just buy four or five gallons and set it on a shelf in
the garage, or indoors in a cabinet or closet. Then use it as you
need it to make colloidal silver.
Steam-distilled water is available from just about any major chain
supermarket for under $2 a gallon. We have always had good luck
with the pure steam-distilled water from Wal-Mart, which is even
cheaper, averaging about a buck a gallon in most parts of the
Step #3: Get several small pump spray bottles that you can use
to spray colloidal silver with. These can be plastic, or glass. Glass
is always preferable if you plan on storing colloidal silver in the
pump spray bottle for weeks at a time. But plastic will work just
fine for shorter periods of time. Pump spray bottles can usually be
found at your local Wal-Mart, or in the gardening department of
your local Home Depot or similar store.
If they are sold out, go to the over-the-counter medicines
department in your local pharmacy, and buy a pump spray bottle
full of Chloraseptic, or Triaminic, or any other “sore throat spray.”
You can take the bottle home, dump the contents, clean the
bottle out thoroughly with soap and warm water, and then rinse
again thoroughly with warm water. Then fill it with colloidal silver.
Pump spray bottles are important because they are so versatile.
First of all, they allow you to spray a fine colloidal silver “mist”
over areas such as countertops, door knobs, toilet handles, knobs
and faucets or any other high contact surface areas where
bacteria, viruses and other pathogens are concentrated. The tiny
silver particles air dry to the surface, and provide many hours of
protection. During a health crisis, do this every time a visitor
comes and goes from your house.
Secondly, you can use a pump spray bottle to lightly “mist” the
air in your home with colloidal silver, walking from room to room
and spraying toward the ceilings in order to let the ambient air
carry the light silver mist throughout the room.
Third, you can use a pump spray bottle to “huff” colloidal silver.
In other words, if you’ve been around a person you think may
have been infected, you can go home and open your mouth and
spray a light mist of colloidal silver directly into your mouth while
simultaneously breathing in deeply in order to get the tiny silver
particles deep down into your lungs where viruses may have
Fourth, knowing that viruses and other pathogens often enter
through the eyes and ears, you can use your pump spray bottle
to lightly spray the outside of your ear, behind your ear, and even
directly into your eyes (it won’t hurt you).
Additionally, pump spray bottles are great for spraying colloidal
silver onto open sores, cuts, burns or other wounds, in order to
keep them infection-free. Simply spray lightly over the affected
area, and then let it air dry. The tiny particles of colloidal silver
will adhere to the affected area, and protect it, also increasing
healing time, which is vital when infections of any kind are
Step #4: Get a small nasal “squeeze spray” bottle so you can
spray colloidal silver up your nose and get it deeply into your
sinuses, should you feel an infection coming on, or should you be
exposed to a person who may be infected. Carry this in your
pocket or purse, or in your car, with you at all times. These little
nasal “squeeze spray” bottles are generally available at any Wal-
Mart or pharmacy.
If necessary, for about a dollar you can go to any pharmacy and
purchase a tiny, two ounce plastic nasal spray bottle full of saline
solution, which is used by allergy sufferers to clean their nasal
passages and sinuses. Simply open the lid, pull the little plastic
spray tip off the top of the bottle, dump the saline solution out,
rinse the inside of the bottle thoroughly with warm water, and
then re-fill it with colloidal silver. Filling the bottle only half-way
actually makes it “mist” better when you spray it up your nose;
you want that fine mist because it carries the tiny silver particles
deep into the sinuses and even into the lungs, where any hidden
viruses can be dealt with).
Step #5: Get a couple of eye-droppers while you are out visiting
your local Wal-Mart or pharmacy. As I mentioned earlier, viruses
and other pathogens often enter the body at the eyes and ears.
For example, when you shake hands with an infected person, or
touch a countertop, door handle, or other surface which have
viruses on them, and then inadvertently touch your finger to your
eye or ear, you can easily become infected. But you can often
stop the infection dead in its tracks simply by applying a few
drops of colloidal silver to the eyes or ears.
I apply a drop or two of colloidal silver to my eyes up to several
times a day, anytime I’ve been out in public where people have
been coughing around me. And under those same circumstances,
I’ll put a drop or two into my ear canal at night, when I lay down
to sleep. You can find an article on using colloidal silver in the
ears on the Colloidal Silver Secrets blog, here.
Step #6: Get surgical style face masks, so if the flu outbreak
strikes you area and you absolutely have to go out in public,
you’ll have at least some measure of protection from breathing in
the viral pathogen.
You’ve no doubt seen the televised news reports of health
authorities and police in Mexico passing out surgical style face
masks on the streets. But don’t count on that happening here.
Our government simply doesn’t have the face masks in stock, or
the manpower to pass them out. So you should do everything you
can to get some surgical style face masks as quickly as possible.
We found face masks at our local Wal-Mart, and some more at
our local retail Croal’s Rexall pharmacy, last night. If the so-called
“swine flu” strikes your area, face masks will indeed be sold out
overnight, just like what happened in Mexico City this weekend.
So don’t put this off.
Painters face masks will work too. You can get them at any paint
supply store, hardware store, Home Depot, etc.
If you can’t find face masks, get oversized neckerchiefs from your
local Wal-Mart or clothing store, and use those like a face mask,
just like you’ve seen them do in the old cowboy movies when the
bad guys cover their faces from the nose down in order to avoid
recognition, or like the cattle hands do in order to keep from
breathing in dust during a cattle stampede. The point is to get
something that’s easy enough to breathe through to cover your
nose and mouth, and yet just thick enough to help filter out
aerial viruses and other pathogens from people around you
Step #7: Get a few bottles of antimicrobial soap while you’re out
shopping. I know there’s been some controversy about this in the
past, with some authorities claiming the use of antimicrobial soap
can actually worsen the situation over time by allowing pathogens
on your hands to mutate and develop immunity. But we are not
talking about using this soap every day for the rest of your life.
We’re talking about using it during a massive flu outbreak in your
area. At that point, it will be absolutely essential to keep your
hands clean and pathogen free.
As you know, health authorities always emphasize that washing
your hands repeatedly during the day is of utmost importance
during a flu outbreak. And they are right. Using a good, highquality
antimicrobial soap is vital, too. Doctors use them every
single day, and there are no real problems, contrary to the shrill
warnings of the skeptics. If you get the liquid kind that comes in
a pump dispenser, you can even take the lid off and add an
ounce or so of colloidal silver to it, then shake it up thoroughly.
Short of that, simply use your pump spray bottle
to lightly spray your hands with colloidal silver after
washing and drying them. Then let them air dry by waving your
hands in the air for a moment. The tiny silver particles will adhere
to your skin and provide an added layer of protection against
pathogens of all sorts.
In the meantime, get educated about colloidal silver usage. If you
haven’t done so already, go through this blog and read through
the 50 or so posts on colloidal silver and its usage that have been
posted there over the course of the past year. Just click on the
little arrow symbol next to the name of each month in the blog’s
Archives, which is located in the column on the right-hand side of
If you haven’t done so already, be sure to get a high-quality
colloidal silver generator for your family. And certainly consider
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such as terrorist bioterrorism attacks, by visiting our web site and
reading about our excellent books, such as The Ultimate Colloidal
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Colloidal Silver: Healing
Ear Infections the Safe,
by Angela M. Kaelin
Almost everyone has
suffered from an ear
infection at one time or
another. It is such a
common childhood disorder that most children experience an ear
infection before the age of four. Some adults are chronic
Untreated, or improperly treated, these infections can lead to
Conventional treatments typically involve multiple doctor visits,
the use of problematic antibiotics, potentially liver-damaging
painkillers, and in more severe cases, surgeries, involving
dangerous anesthesia and the actual puncturing of the eardrum.
Knowing the dangers of over-prescribing allopathic antibiotics,
some of the more conservative doctors will take a “wait and see”
approach to an ear infection, hoping that it will go away on its
own. This approach can allow the condition to worsen before they
resort to their risky drug and surgery treatments.
Fortunately, there is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to ear
infections. It is safer, far less expensive and it works very fast to
put an end to pain and infections in the ears. A few drops of a
safe yet powerful mineral supplement known as colloidal silver can
stop the trouble of ear infection over night!
How Ear Infections Start
Ear infections have a number of different causes. Popular
swimming holes and public pools can be the source of fungi or
bacteria-contaminated water that enters the ear and irritates the
canal. Commonly known as “swimmer’s ear,” this condition is
medically known as otitis externis. It can also be caused by
eczema in the ears, or by too vigorously cleaning or scratching
the opening of the ear. It is generally characterized by moderate
pain, particularly during chewing and swallowing, or if the infected
ear is tugged upon.
Ear infections are most prevalent in winter and in spring because
bacteria from respiratory infections, allergies and colds can reach
the ears. Most of the time, it is the small conduit in the ear called
the Eustachian tube that becomes blocked or infected. This tube
reaches from the eardrum to the outer ear. It is so small that
even cigarette smoke or air pollution can irritate it and cause it to
swell, causing nausea and vertigo. Infections of the Eustachian
tube and the middle ear are called otitis media.
Middle ear infections are so common in small children because
the Eustachian tubes are very tiny and they have not hardened
yet. So, they are easily irritated and penetrated by pathogens.
Children in preschools where they are exposed to respiratory
bacteria and viruses are particularly vulnerable.
Conventional Treatments Can Be Extreme
Before allopathic doctors treat the actual ear infection, they will
likely treat the pain with a painkiller or anti-inflammatory.
Typically, doctors prescribe the painkillers acetaminophen or
ibuprofen. Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, can be
toxic to the liver and has been linked to other health problems.
Ibuprofen, commonly known as Motrin and Advil, can irritate the
esophagus and stomach.
The doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics to target particular
pathogens. Sometimes they don’t prescribe the right one, or the
bacteria mutate and become resistant, and additional antibiotics
must be prescribed.
In the case of chronic ear infection where the fluid builds up
behind the eardrum and presents a danger of bursting it, the
doctor may prescribe on-going treatment with antibiotics. When
these treatments fail, they may recommend surgery to remove
adenoids and insert a tympanosty tube for drainage. To insert this
tube, they actually puncture the eardrum. This tube may fall out
on its own accord after a few months, or further surgery may be
required to remove it. This procedure results in complications in
about half of the cases. Complications include hearing loss.
Frequent visits to the doctor to check on progress will be
required. If they do resort to surgery they will give you or your
child a general anesthesia. Common side effects are nausea,
muscle aches and dizziness. In rare cases, there are more serious
complications and even death. But, even minor complications or
rare ones are too much when the whole thing is entirely
Colloidal Silver Keeps It Simple
Colloidal silver is perhaps the world’s simplest and most effective
cure for ear infections. That’s because it is all-natural, comes in
liquid form which can easily be dropped into the ear using a
standard eyedropper, and is easily available over-the-counter at
health food stores or through internet sources. What’s more,
unlike conventional prescription antibiotic drugs which are
designed to work against specific classes of bacteria, and won’t
work at all against fungal pathogens or viruses, colloidal silver has
very broad spectrum antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities.
Indeed, it almost always works regardless of what’s causing your
And unlike conventional antibiotic drugs, colloidal silver can’t
contribute to the problem of mutating pathogens, because it
doesn’t work the same way conventional antibiotic drugs do.
Instead of essentially poisoning the pathogens like antibiotic drugs
do, the tiny, sub-microscopic particles of pure mineral silver in
colloidal silver simply adhere to the cell walls of harmful
microorganisms, inhibiting enzyme production and, in effect,
smothering them. If the silver particles are small enough, they
can even adhere to the DNA of viruses, and disrupt the ability of
the viruses to replicate, altogether preventing the spread of viral
Both bacteria and viruses can be present in cases of ear infection.
And oft-times a fungus can be involved, as is commonly the case
with swimmer’s ear. Clearly, conventional antibiotic drugs are
inadequate treatments for such infections since they are
completely ineffective against fungal and viral pathogens, and in
many cases barely effective against bacteria. But colloidal silver
known to be effective against all of these pathogens.
How to Use Colloidal Silver to Treat Ear Infection*
According to the experienced colloidal
silver users we’ve interviewed, less is
more when it comes to treating ear
infections with colloidal silver.
You see, even though the pain of an
ear infection can be excruciating, the
area affected is actually very small.
The part of the ear most commonly affected, the Eustachian tube,
is tiny. People unfamiliar with colloidal silver usage might be
tempted to administer copious amounts of the substance into the
ear in an attempt to end suffering faster. But, three drops in the
affected ear, once or twice per day at most, should be sufficient.
Any more is not only a waste, but it can be counterproductive to
That’s because silver is such a powerful anti-microbial substance,
using too much of it can leave tiny silver particles deep inside the
ear canal, and on the ear drum itself, which can inhibit the
growth of healthy bacteria, causing a temporary imbalance that in
some cases leads to sensations of vertigo. This usually disappears
within 24 to 48 hours after you discontinue colloidal silver usage.
But it can be avoided altogether simply by limiting the use of
colloidal silver in the ears to just a few drops, once or twice a day
during the course of the ear infection.
To safely administer colloidal silver, it is best to lie down on your
side with the affected ear
Using a standard eye dropper, place no more than three drops
of colloidal silver at the opening of the ear canal, and allow it to
drain down into the ear. If necessary, gently tug and
release the ear lobe several times, in order to help the drops seep
more quickly down into the ear canal.
(If you are administering the drops into a child’s ear, you might
have the child lie with his or her head in your lap. Use no more
than two drops of colloidal silver with small children.)
Remain in this position for six or seven minutes, allowing the
colloidal silver plenty of time to seep down into the ear and begin
killing the microbes. Then simply turn your head so that the
affected ear is pointed downward, and allow the colloidal silver to
drain out, using a clean piece of tissue paper to wipe it from the
Colloidal silver works fast, but if you are still having symptoms of
an ear infection several hours after the first application, wait a
half a day and insert another two or three drops into the affected
ear. In many cases, an ear infection clears overnight after the
first application. But sometimes it takes two or three applications
before results are noticed.
Also, taking an oral dose of colloidal silver – for most people, two
or three teaspoons full twice a day during the course of the
earache – can be extremely beneficial.
Obviously, if an ear infection does not clear up within a day or
two at the very most, be sure to consult with your doctor again.
There are very few pathogens colloidal silver is not effective
against. But if colloidal silver doesn’t work, it is best to act quickly
to get your ear infection treated professionally.
Even chronic ear infection sufferers — people who have been told
that there is something congenitally defective with their
eustachian tubes or ear canals — have found permanent relief
from chronic infections with regular oral maintenance doses of
colloidal silver (i.e., two or three tsp. per day) and just two or
three drops of colloidal silver in the ear daily.
Experienced colloidal silver users tell us that in these rare,
extremely stubborn cases, this is a procedure the afflicted
individual must adhere to every day, or else the infection returns.
But, using colloidal silver helps keep people with these rare
chronic infections off the constant cycle of antibiotic drugs, which
can contribute to mutated pathogens and potentially serious side
effects. (Colloidal silver should only be used continually in the ear
under the supervision of a licensed, experienced and trusted
health care provider.)
Colloidal Silver is Common Sense
It’s easy to see that colloidal silver is a better alternative to
treating chronic and acute ear infections for both adults and
children. Colloidal silver saves you money. Such a small amount
of colloidal silver is needed to treat an ear infection that it is an
incredibly inexpensive remedy. It works fast, too, often clearing
up an infection in a matter of hours rather than days. Multiple
doctor visits and courses of antibiotic drugs become unnecessary.
Children are reassured, too, by being treated quickly and
effectively at home by their own parents.
Unnecessary doctor visits, painkillers and antibiotics with
unfortunate side-effects and the prospect of frightening surgeries
are all things of the past for you and your family once you’ve
discovered the powerful healing qualities of colloidal silver.
Colloidal Silver, Oral Health and Heart Health
by Angela Kaelin
Good oral health involves more
than just clean teeth. It’s about
keeping the entire mouth and all
of its tissues healthy and free of harmful buildup of bacteria and
So, while it’s good to have an appealing smile, a healthy mouth
has broader implications for the health of the entire body, in
particular, the heart. That’s because the mouth is an ideal
breeding ground for bacteria, funguses like candida albicans,
parasites and viruses. And the teeth can be conduits that allow
these pathogens into the bloodstream, which take them directly to
Indeed, researchers have found that poor dental hygiene and
bleeding gums could allow up to 700 different types of bacteria to
enter the bloodstream, which, studies show, increases your risk of
a heart attack regardless of how fit and healthy you are.
While good oral care will alleviate a large part of this very real
threat to your health, there are some serious yet little-publicized
dangers you need to know about involved in the use of many
popular commercial oral health care products.
Fortunately, a safe, inexpensive, all-natural mineral supplement
known as colloidal silver – considered by experts to be the world’s
most powerful, natural antibiotic — can easily be substituted for
the oral health care products now known to be problematic.
Here’s what you need to know:
How Oral Bacteria Enters the Bloodstream
While tooth enamel is hard and inert, beneath it lies the dentin,
which is a soft, living tissue comprised of collagen, nerves
and blood. It contains channels called dentinal tubules that flow
into the root canal, or pulp, at the center of the tooth, which
includes connective tissues, lymph and blood vessels.
If the gums bleed or if a tooth becomes damaged from decay,
trauma, wear or infection, then bacteria can enter the
bloodstream from the mouth. From there it can travel throughout
Studies Reveal Heart - Oral Health Connections
Numerous studies now point to a very strong connection between
oral health and heart health.
For example, an article in Harvard Health Publications strongly
suggests that pathogens released into the bloodstream through
the mouth can harm blood vessels and increase clotting.
An article published at the American Heart Association’s website
discusses the association between bacteria-containing plaque on
the teeth and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Another article in The Journal of Periodontolgy further links oral
pathogens to coronary vascular disease and stroke.
These prestigious organizations all warn that oral pathogens from
decaying teeth and infected gums can lead to increased risk of
heart disease and stroke because of this flow of bacteria from the
teeth to the heart.
Streptococcus is the primary bacteria contained in plaque that is
responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. But, an unlimited
type and number of pathogens could conceivably be carried from
the mouth and teeth to the heart and throughout the entire body.
The experts recommend brushing twice a day, flossing once per
day and making a visit to your dentist for tartar removal twice
per year. For disinfection, they recommend mouthwashes. While
you may have heard of the dangers of sodium fluoride in most
commercial toothpastes, you may not have heard that commercial
mouthwashes are linked to an increased rate of cancers of the
mouth and pharynx.
Dangers of Commercial Mouthwashes
Mouthwashes containing alcohol and other constituents believed
to destroy bacteria and viruses are the conventional means of
destroying pathogens in the mouth. But, they are not only
inadequate disinfectants, but they carry risks of their own. The
chemicals they contain can actually cause a disease state.
Alcohol is the primary disinfecting agent in most commercial
mouthwashes. A recent study in The Australian Dental Journal
points to alcohol-containing commercial mouthwashes as a cause
of oral cancer. The research concluded that health care
professionals should not recommend them for long-term use. The
author of this study, Professor McCullough of Melbourne
University, says that these products are so dangerous that they
should be pulled from shelves or, at least, come with a warning
Alcohol is not 100% effective in controlling pathogens leaving
bacteria behind to breed and mutate, damaging tissues over a
period of time. The drying effect of the alcohol in commercial
mouthwashes can actually cause bad breath, as well.
These mouthwashes often contain other questionable ingredients,
such as chlorhexidine, which is an irritant that can stain teeth
with prolonged use. In addition, its effectiveness in preventing
tooth decay is debatable.
According to a recent article, a few U.K. companies were forced to
recal thousands of mouthwash products after discovering that
they were contaminated with aerobic mesophile, a dangerous
bacteria that can cause lung infections in people with respiratory
conditions or poorly functioning immune systems.
Similar incidents have occurred in the U.S., such as the 2005
Food and Drug Administration’s recall of mouthwashes infected
with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), another bacteria that
causes respiratory illness.
Of course, the stated purpose of commercial mouthwashes is to
destroy bacteria, but the fact that such recalls have occurred
seems to demonstrate not only their ineffectiveness, but the
recklessness of the companies that produce them.
Safer, Cheaper, More Effective Oral Care
Colloidal silver is a safe, inexpensive alternative to mouthwashes.
Traditionally, it is considered to be non-toxic and highly effective
in killing a broad range of pathogens. Studies show that it is
effective against candida albicans that can cause oral thrush
(a.k.a. “thrush mouth”). And anecdotal evidence demonstrates
that it can be used to help heal pyorrhea that, left untreated, can
lead to deterioration of the jaw and may eventually require
It also eliminates the causes of halitosis. And it disables the
ability of potentially dangerous viruses in the mouth to replicate
before they have a chance to spread to other organs. What’s
more, according to many researchers it has an overall positive
effect on the immune system, leading to a healthier heart and a
How Silver Destroys Pathogens in the Mouth
According to researchers, the tiny, submicroscopic silver particles
in colloidal silver kill pathogens in two ways: One, they can adhere
to the enzyme receptor sites on the outer cell wall of a pathogen,
and prevent it from respiring. (In other words, silver in essence
smothers the pathogen.) And two, if the silver particles are small
enough they can interfere with the reproductive capabilities of
bacteria and other harmful microorganisms by attaching to the
DNA and preventing the organism from replicating. This also
renders pathogens unable to mutate, so no mutations are left
behind as with other antibiotics or disinfectants.
What’s more, tiny nano-particles of silver enter the bloodstream
and flow throughout the body to safely destroy bacteria, viruses,
funguses and other pathogens. If the silver particles are small
enough, they can even enter the bloodstream through the rich
network of veins under the tongue and in the cheeks.
Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of the bestselling books The
Body Electric and Cross Currents, demonstrated in studies
conducted at Syracuse Medical University that small amounts of
silver in the human body were extremely beneficial to the
immune system. He discovered that people with excessively low
levels of silver have more frequent colds and other infections,
whereas people with adequate silver levels tended to have less
frequent colds and infections, and when they do get sick, the
illness is very often of a much shorter duration.
What this means is that using colloidal silver as part and parcel of
your daily oral health care regimen can have many other very
positive beneficial effects on your entire body.
Colloidal Silver for Oral Health
For the health of your mouth and your heart, continue the
dentist recommended practice of brushing your teeth twice daily
and flossing or using an oral irrigator once a day. And see
your dentist for a cleaning twice annually.
But, instead of commercial mouthwashes, consider using colloidal
silver instead. Taken as directed on the bottle or by experienced
health care practitioners, it is non-toxic, safe for your teeth and
gums and it thoroughly destroys all kinds of destructive
In short, colloidal silver is the saner, safer and cheaper alternative
to potentially dangerous commercial mouthwashes.
How to Use Colloidal Silver as a Mouthwash and Gargle
Hold colloidal silver in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds before
swallowing. You can swish it around gently, or just hold it over a
problem area, such as a sore tooth or inflamed gums. This allows
time for the dentin as well as the surrounding tissues to absorb
In order to maintain oral and bodily health, experienced users
suggest a maintenance dosage of 1 to 3 tsp. of 10-15 ppm of
colloidal silver once or twice per day.
In cases of injuries, infection or following surgery, many
experienced colloidal silver users recommend taking up to 10
spoonfuls throughout the day for one week. This increased dosage
should quickly destroy any destructive pathogens and speed
recovery. For cases of mouth ulcers and sore throats, simply
gargle with colloidal silver as you would a conventional
Unlike dangerous allopathic drugs, colloidal silver is virtually nontoxic
when used as directed, so there is no need to agonize over
the exact dosage. Frequent small doses may be more effective
than single larger ones until healing is achieved.
Commercial toothpastes carry a warning about the dangers of
swallowing them. And based on the most recent research,
commercial mouthwashes should carry such warnings. But, unless
you’re one of those rare people who are allergic to silver (which
you’d likely already know, because you could not wear silver
jewelry or have silver-amalgam fillings in your mouth), you don’t
have to worry about adverse effects from swallowing small
amounts of colloidal silver. In the small quantities traditionally
used for nutritional supplementation purposes, it is 100% nontoxic.
A Final Warning: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Be aware that many common commercial toothpastes contain
sodium lauryl sulfate, a substance that deteriorates human tissue
and causes mouth ulcers. There are safer alternatives available at
health food stores, such as Xyliwhite (NOW Brand), Weleda, Coral
White, and Kiss My Face. These products never contain sodium
lauryl sulfate. When shopping for healthier toothpastes or other
oral health care products, be sure to read the list of ingredients,
even if the product labels claim that they are “natural.”
In a pinch, a simple paste made of baking soda and colloidal
silver will work wonders to help brush away the daily plaque
build-up. Just sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on a toothbrush
you’ve wet with some colloidal silver. Or, pour a little into your
palm or a small bowl and dip your wet toothbrush into it. Baking
soda is slightly abrasive, so brush thoroughly but gently to
remove soft plaque and whiten your teeth.
If you do have mouth ulcers, holding colloidal silver in your mouth
several times a day for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing will
sooth the sores, help to speed healing and prevent infection.
“This means that you can try this by yourself simply using
a tea spoon of toothpaste that contains Lauryl sulfate, and
holding it in your mouth for a minute, you will notice that the
skin inside your mouth will feel slightly ulcerated. This is due
to the soda that is too aggressive, and a wrong formula that
mainly takes in account the color of your teeth, not their health,
neither the state of your mouth, concerning ulcers. The stronger
are the acids we use, the worst effect they will have on ulcers,
and producing allergies”.
Breathe Clearly Again, Using Colloidal Silver and a Neti Pot
by Angela Kaelin
All too often, sinus sufferers find themselves in a vicious cycle of despair when they rely on
pharmaceutical drugs and dubious surgeries in hopes of ending their misery.
Unfortunately, these methods do not cure sinusitis (i.e., chronic sinus infection), but only
treat the symptoms. Indeed, using drugs and surgeries to treat sinusitis can actually make matters worse, as you’ll learn in this article.
The good news is that a simple, all-natural mineral substance with
powerful antibiotic qualities known as colloidal silver can be used
instead of risky drugs and surgery to quickly and effectively heal
chronic sinus infections.
In this article we’ll examine some of the reasons sinusitis is so
hard to treat effectively with conventional over-the-counter or
prescription drugs, and we’ll take a look at the most effective way
to use colloidal silver to rid yourself of this troublesome condition
once and for all.
What Causes Sinusitis?
One of the most common precursors of sinusitis is allergy-induced
irritation of the sinus passages. Common allergens that can
induce a sinus infection include mold spores, pollens, dust mites
and man-made chemical pollutants.
When the sinus passages become irritated by allergens, the body
tries to protect the nasal membranes from further irritation by
creating mucous. But, if this mucous fails to drain correctly, it
quickly becomes a warm, moist, cozy habitation for infectious
microorganisms, including funguses, bacteria and even viruses.
This in turn induces the typical symptoms of inflammation of the
nasal passages and sinuses, pain and pressure in the face caused
by the internal inflammation, an uncomfortable stuffy nose and
frequently thick yellow or greenish nasal discharge.
The Vicious Cycle
That’s when most people turn to sinus medications, and the
vicious cycle begins. You see, sinus medications – whether overthe-
counter or prescribed – provide only temporary relief of
symptoms. And they tend to dry the sinuses and nasal passages,
preventing mucous from draining by thickening it and making it
even more difficult for the body to expel.
This buildup invites further growth of the colonies of pathogens
that have already taken up residence in the sinuses, resulting in a
dramatic worsening of the symptoms. In turn, this triggers the
need for larger doses of the medication in order to obtain
temporary relief. And the cycle goes on and on.
Surgeries Fail, Too
Surgeries, as well, often fail to provide long-term relief from
sinusitis. That’s because they’re designed to remove blockages or
correct internal nasal imperfections in order to increase the
amount of air flowing through the sinuses, rather than cure the
underlying sinus infection.
Frequently, after a nasal surgery, the patient feels much better
for awhile. But that’s often because he or she was prescribed an
antibiotic after the surgery “to prevent infection at the surgical
site.” This antibiotic often heals the underlying sinus infection,
leaving both doctor and patient believing the surgery was
But, in due time, the allergens that caused the initial sinus
irritation kick back into play, inducing the same tired old cycle of
mucous deposits which lead to sinus infections, which lead to
sinus medications, which cause thicker mucous deposits, which
lead to a worsening of the sinus infection.
What’s more, even the simplest of surgeries can be dangerous
these days, particularly considering the fact that more people are
now leaving hospitals and surgical clinics with iatrogenic (i.e.,
hospital acquired) antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA
than at any time in modern history.
Dynamic Duo: Colloidal Silver and the Neti Pot
So why put your health and well-being at risk? Why endure this
vicious cycle of suffering and disease when it is completely
unnecessary? And why put money into the hands of Big Pharma
and its minions when you don’t have to?
You have the power to heal yourself of chronic sinus infections
quickly, easily and effectively, using colloidal silver - the world’s
most powerful natural antibiotic - and a simple device called a
neti pot. Indeed, with this dynamic duo in your corner, you can
breathe free of sinusitis once and for all.
The neti pot is a painless, safe and highly effective device for
applying colloidal silver to the sinus passages that will provide
both instant and long-term relief.
While there are merits to using a nasal spray bottle or a dropper
to apply silver to the sinuses, both of these methods can cause
unpleasant sensations of burning and stinging. The neti pot is a
much more effective method because it actually cleanses, soothes
inflammation and unblocks the sinus passages, thereby allowing
for a more thorough administration of nature’s antibiotic.
What’s more, it does so without discomfort. It leaves you with a
fresh, clean feeling. Indeed, regular use of this method, combined
with your usual daily dosage of colloidal silver, will yield long-term
positive results you’ll be very pleased with.
What Is a Neti Pot?
The neti pot is simply a small pot with a handle and a long
spout (see photo) that can be used to pour a steady stream of
specially prepared water directly into your sinuses in order to clean
them out and soothe them. It has been used as part of the
daily hygiene regimen in parts of India for thousands of years.
Neti pots come in a variety colors, and decorative-looking
designs. They are most frequently made out of either ceramic or
plastic. Find one and use it regularly.
Ceramic neti pots like the one featured in the photograph are not
only aesthetically pleasing, but these instruments are “balanced”
for enhanced ease of use. They can be purchased through a
variety of internet vendors (just do a Google search on the term
“neti pot”), and at most pharmacies and health food stores. If you
purchase one of these pots, there will usually be an insert with
explicit instructions for basic usage.
If your nasal passages are very clogged, you will want to clear
the blockage before you apply colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is
relatively inexpensive, but there is no need to waste it. So, we’ll
begin with an explanation of the basic preparation of the neti pot
and the initial clearing of sinus blockages. Then we’ll proceed to
the instructions for applying colloidal silver to the sinuses with a
The Basic Procedure
To start, place about one cup of lukewarm water in your neti pot
and add a heaping ¼ teaspoon of the purest salt you can find.
Do not use iodized salt. Non iodized sea salt will work.
Kosher salt is highly recommended. Dissolve the salt
in the water thoroughly, by stirring it with a small plastic spoon
or by covering the snout of the neti pot and gently “swirling”
the water in a circular motion.
The right proportions of salt and water will break up mucous
blockages and soothe the sinus passages. Too much or too little
salt can cause discomfort. So follow the above instructions
carefully, and make sure that your neti pot solution is lukewarm.
Test a drop on your wrist for comfort.
The basic method for administering the contents of the pot is to stand over the
sink. First, position your face so that it is parallel to the sink (i.e., you are
staring down into the sink), then rotate your head to the right 90 degrees (now
your left ear is parallel to the sink).
Holding the prepared neti pot in your right hand by its handle, you then apply
the spout to your right nostril (see photo), and tilt the pot upward slightly
until you feel the warm water flowing gently into your nostril. You
will probably be amazed the first time that the lukewarm
preparation painlessly, if not pleasantly, runs into one nostril and
begins coming out the other.
You will then turn your head to the other side and follow the
same procedure. Alternate using the pot with one nostril and then
the other until the blockage clears.
Be sure to blow the water out of your nostrils in between the
alternating applications. You’ll want to have some paper towels
handy. Continue using the neti pot and blowing until your sinus
passages feel cleared. This is paving the way to the next step,
where you thoroughly flood the sinus passages with the real
healing agent - the colloidal silver.
Finally, “take a bow” over your bath tub (exactly as if you had
just completed an on-stage performance) and water will run out
of both of your nostrils and drain into the tub.
Using Colloidal Silver with a Neti Pot
Once you are breathing freely through both nostrils, prepare the
pot again. This time, you will do it a little differently, and include
the colloidal silver. Do not mix salt and silver colloidal because they
will interact and the reaction will diminish the qualities of the
silver colloidal, by effecting it’s ions and reducing their properties.
According to medical studies, a concentration of 10 ppm of
colloidal silver kills most bacteria in six minutes or less. So you
will need to use a solution composed of 10 ppm concentration.
To use colloidal silver in the neti pot, prepare the pot with just a
¼ cup of warm water ( this should be distilled water, which has a
value of 40 ppm. I usually use a bi distilled water, with a value of
0,01 to 1 ppm maximum, because it is so pure that ions are not going
to be affected by any salts that it may contain. Tap water,
which has average values calculated between 250 ppm to 450ppm,
can be used, but unfortunately the higher is the level of salts that
it may contain, the weaker will be effect of the purification ).
To cure sinusitis I add 30 drops of ionic colloidal silver ( = to 1 ml of
20 ppm concentration I.C.S.) to 20 ml of distilled water.
Then, administer half of the solution through one nostril and half
through the other. If you’ve followed the instructions above,
you should be feeling as if your sinus passages are somewhat
clear of mucous at this time.
Wait six minutes for the colloidal silver to do its job before
“taking a bow” over your tub to let the excess moisture drain out.
It is important to dry your sinuses this way.
For stubborn cases of sinusitis, repeat the above procedure two or
three times a day until the condition disappears. After that, you
can use the basic neti pot procedure with non-iodized salt and
water daily. Once or twice a week prepare your pot with colloidal
silver to kill any lurking pathogens in your sinuses. Keep taking
your regular daily dosage of colloidal silver.
Soon, sinusitis will be a thing of the past. You’ll never have to
consider taking potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drugs or
resorting to risky surgery. You’ll have mastered your condition,
rather than having it master you.
The use of colloidal silver and the neti pot will not only allow you
to cure a chronic sinus infection, but it will improve your sense of
smell, and aid in deeper, easier breathing which oxygenates the
bloodstream, improves circulation and helps rejuvenate the cells
As an added benefit, it also provides noticeable relief to sufferers
of sleep apnea, particularly when it is used before retiring at
Breathing Free At Last
So, now you’ve learned a safer and more effective way to end
sinus suffering and breathe more freely than ever before without
the use of any dangerous chemicals or surgeries.
This simple, yet little-known technique puts an end once and for
all to the vicious cycle of chronic suffering most victims of
sinusitis know all too well. Indeed, once you’ve mastered the
above technique, you will find that your neti pot and colloidal
silver is as indispensable as your toothbrush.
Silver: Nature’s Purifier Used on the Space Shuttle and In Swimming Pools
The value of silver in medicine, and as an anti-bacterial purifier,
has been acknowledged for centuries.
Egyptians implanted silver plates into skulls after surgery, to
prevent infection. In ancient Greece and Rome, the wealthy used
silver containers to keep liquids fresh. When settlers moved
across the American West, they would purify a container of water
by putting a silver dollar in it overnight. And before the advent of
refrigeration, silver dollars were used in milk containers to keep
milk from spoiling.
Toward the end of the 19th Century, other medical uses for silver
were developed, including the use of silver and mercury in the
filling of cavities, and dropping a silver nitrate solution into the
eyes of new-born babies to prevent blindness due to infection.
Tests Show Silver Kills Harmful Bacteria in Water
Scores of independent tests by many methods in six countries
have shown that silver promptly kills bacteria in water and
maintains water purity over long periods of time.
Russian scientists, working on water recycling and purification
problems for the Soviet space program have decided on silver as
the best long-term sanitizing agent. Researching the problems of
water storage over periods of several months, as well as
purification for immediate use, they determined that ionized silver
provided the safest and longest lasting method of transforming
polluted waste into potable water.
NASA Uses Silver on the Space Shuttle
After testing 23 methods of purifying water, NASA also chose
silver as the purifying agent on the Space Shuttle Program. Silver
is being used in two functions that provide Shuttle crews with
pure water for drinking, air conditioning, food preparation and
Water wastes are recycled in Shuttle flights and silver’s first job is
to treat hydrogen-saturated water coming from the Shuttle fuel
cells: this water passes through a tubular device of palladium and
silver alloy. From the silver-palladium tubes the water flows to a
purifying unit where silver eliminates bacteria, including
Pseudomonas A and type III A bacteria, NASA scientists report.
By establishing 100 parts of silver in a billion parts of water as
hygenic for drinking in the Shuttle, NASA eliminates the need for
1,000 to 1,500 parts per billion of chlorine generally used for
The unit currently used provides Shuttle crews with 32 gallons of
pure water daily for all uses within the Shuttle, as well as for
backpacks when the astronauts work outside the vehicle in space.
Compared to earlier prototypes, the new unit weighs 90% less,
needs only one-third the space. It also doubles the production of
water and simplifies the process: it eliminates the need for
mixing, metering and testing water while in flight and eliminates
the risk of corrosion.
Numerous tests have demonstrated that silver is simply the safest
and most powerful natural bacterial sanitizer in existence. Today,
it is used as a sanitizer in water systems in Mexico City, and in
other large cities around the world, and by in numerous
applications by Big Business throughout the western industrial
One of the most dramatic of the earlier purification tests occured
in 1976 in a 20,000 gallon swimming pool in Nebraska. There was
no disinfectant of any kind in the water. Fifty gallons of municipal
sewage plant effluent was placed into the pool. That produced a
dangerous concentration of 7,000 e. coli bacteria cells per 100
milliliters (half a cup) of water.
Contents of the pool were pumped through a tank containing
alternating anodic and cathodic silver electrodes for disinfection.
Within three hours the pool was entirely free of e. coli bacteria
and the water contained only 3.2 parts of silver per billion parts
of water — an amount that is completely safe for humans.
In another dramatic test of silver’s anti-microbial killing power,
the Allegeny County Health Department in Pennsylvania
conducted tests in a 152,000 gallon pool which previously had
been disinfected by a 50 pounds-per-day chlorinator. The system
was replaced by a silver system for the swimming seasons of
1974 and 1975. Pool water circulated through a filter of activated
carbon impregnated with metallic silver.
The county Health Department took up to 50 daily samples and
found that silver ions remained in the pool at a low, steady rate
of 20 parts per billion with water free of coliform, pseudomonas
and staphylococcus bacteria through-out the two seasons.
In contrast, 65 water samples from 30 other pools having a mean
concentration of 700 parts per billion of available chlorine for
disinfecting, showed a mean of 1.3 pseudomonas and7.3 staph
cells per milliliter of water.
“This data”, the Health Department reported, “indicates that silver
is equal to chlorine in maintaining essentially coliform free pool
water, and is somewhat better than chlorine in destroying
pseudomonas and staph aureus organisms…” It should also be
noted that there were no visible growths of algae during the
tests. So, now, calculating who has the greatest commercial interest
to spread around misinformation concerning ionic silver colloidal,
publishing false data, and trying to force things the wrong way round,
creating false opinions on the subject, it becomes really understandable
how money, making some people act and say things in their total interest,
forces the false to be true, ( apparently true, naturally).
Unfortunately when private groups get involved in what makes money,
and not, for example, in what does not make it, but still is a good job for the
community, things start to go the wrong way round.
The purity of water, that contains most of the time toxic substances,
or traces of them, is something that private interests will take care about
only when they will be able to own the companies that run them, privatizing
them, and becoming the new water oligopoly. Watch out for symptoms of
the usual procedure they use, which will be adding toxics to water, spreading
out false values, and then proposing societies that own countermeasure proposals.
I suggest to control aqueducts immediately, as soon as discrepancies are found,
and you will find out that these toxics, which were not present in earlier analysis,
appear suddenly, in such a short time and quantity that someone must have
poured them directly in the water or thrown a box of toxic waste somewhere
in the aqueduct.
Update on EPA Petition to Regulate Silver as a “Pesticide”.
First, I want to give a great big hearty “thanks!” to everyone
who participated in the campaign to stop the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) from regulating products containing silver nano-particles
As you already, a coalition of radical environmental groups essentially
sued the EPA in an attempt to force the agency into more heavily
regulating all products containing silver nano-particles — including
dietary colloidal silver products.
They claimed these products have such powerful antimicrobial
qualities that they actually constitute a grave danger to the
environment, and must be regulated as “toxic pesticides.”
This onerous new regulatory oversight would, in essence, put
most colloidal silver companies out of business, because they
would be unable to afford the costs of the required environmental
impact reports and the consequent ongoing regulatory financial
It later turned out that the radical environmental groups behind
the petition have been funded for years by major drug companies
such as Merck and others, whose annual multi-billion dollar
income depends in large part upon their sales of prescription
The big drug companies have opposed the use of silver for years,
because its broad-spectrum antibiotic qualities pose a distinct
threat to their monopoly on prescription antibiotic drugs.
Hence, it appears clear that the major drug companies have been
behind the petition to regulate silver as a “pesticide” all along,
and that the radical environmental groups that filed the petition
have been acting as their paid shills.
What’s more, in the closing days of the campaign the radical
environmental groups began promoting what they called a “major
new study” demonstrating that silver nano-particles — including
colloidal silver — cause harm to cells, and therefore products
containing silver nano-particles need to be more heavily
Upon closer inspection however, it was discovered that a very
small and practically unknown Chinese group was behind the
study, and that it too was in cahoots with two major
pharmaceutical companies. Stunningly, when the study was
examined, all it demonstrated is the fact that very small particles
of silver are harmful to e. coli bacteria!
In short, we have faced a number or dirty tricks by the radical
environmentalists during the course of this campaign.
Nevertheless, thanks to you, the EPA was inundated with public
comments against the petition.
And while the radical environmental groups were able to tap their
global membership bases in order to garner an incredible level of
support on behalf of their petition (i.e., mostly by deceiving their
members into believing that silver particles somehow pose a
grave threat to the environment), your participation in this
campaign played a large part in making sure the EPA got to hear
the other side of the story before making their final decision on
Will Colloidal Silver Be Banned?
Products containing silver nano-particles — including dietary
colloidal silver products — have been the target of the petition
from the beginning. This, as evidenced by the fact that the radical
environmental groups behind the petition included a special
addendum naming 300 different products containing silver nanoparticles
as being in need of “investigation and regulation,”
including the top three brands of colloidal silver on the market
today as well as many lesser-known brands.
When we contacted the main attorney for these environmental
groups to inquire why their petition to regulate silver nanoparticles
as “pesticides” included the names of dietary colloidal
silver products, he replied that any product containing small nanoparticles
of silver for antimicrobial purposes was in need of
immediate investigation and regulation.
What’s more, the environmental groups have repeatedly
demanded that the EPA remove all nano-silver products from the
market, while the potential impact of those products on the
environment are investigated.
In other words, they are calling for a de facto ban on colloidal
silver and other nano-silver products, until it can be proven to
their satisfaction that these products won’t somehow “harm the
Here is a missive against silver, which is full of
outright lies, distortions and half-truths, as you will see once we
dissect and deconstruct it phrase by phrase. Here is what the
environmentalists are now claiming:
“Yet another major study on nano-silver toxicity has been
published during the comment period. The study found that nanosilver
used in food storage materials, such as plastic bags and
containers, can directly interact with genomes and bind with DNA,
interfering with DNA replication. Hundreds of consumer products
incorporating nanomaterials are now on the market, including
cosmetics, sunscreens, sporting goods, clothing, electronics, baby
and infant products, and food and food packaging, many of which
contain nano-silver. Help us ensure that these products are safe
by supporting our petition to the EPA.”
Cutting Through the Hype and Exaggerations
Let’s dissect this bold little missive phrase by phrase, and see if
we can’t put our collective fingers on the devious modus operandi
being used by these radical environmental groups in their
campaign on behalf of the big drug companies to regulate
products containing silver nano-particles into oblivion:
First they state, “Yet another major study on nano-silver toxicity
has been published during the comment period.”
What’s wrong with that statement? First of all, the study they are
referencing is hardly what you could call a “major” study. It is in
fact a very small study conducted in the People’s Republic of
China (yes, Red China, home of the melamine scandal and tainted
toothpaste scare) by a little known group calling themselves the
Bio-X Life Science Research Center.
Interestingly, the Bio-X Life Science Research Center admit on
their own web site that they are operating in association with two
major drug companies, AstraZeneca International and Roche.
Who are These 2 Big Drug Companies?
Roche (aka Hoffman-LaRoche) is a huge, well-known multinational
drug company which makes Bactrim, Rocephin, Lariam,
Tamiflu, Invirase and numerous other antibiotic and antiviral
drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases.
AstraZeneca, another huge, multi-national drug company, state
right on their web site that they too are focusing a large part of
their business model on developing and marketing infection fighting
antibiotic and anti-viral drugs and vaccines. In fact, they
state, “We aim to build a leading franchise in the treatment of
infectious diseases by increasing the sales of the marketed brands
Synagis, Merrem and Flumist and bringing new products to
market by exploiting our structural and genomic-based discovery
technologies and our antibody platforms.”
In other words, the group behind the study supposedly
demonstrating that nano-silver is harmful is, in reality, in bed with
two of the largest drug companies on the face of the earth, both
of which are major players in the antibiotic drug, anti-viral drug
and vaccine markets.
These are the among the very same drug companies that hate
colloidal silver and other silver-based products the most, and
have the most to lose if silver ever becomes a major resource in
products designed to prevent and cure infections and related
More Deception and Exaggeration from the Environmentalists
Once their first exaggeration is established, the radical
environmentalists go on to say in their statement that “The study
found that nano-silver used in food storage materials, such as
plastic bags and containers, can directly interact with genomes
and bind with DNA, interfering with DNA replication.”
Sounds serious. But is this true? No. Once again, it is a cleverly
First of all, according to the study abstract, the study authors first
openly admit that “…information on whether or how nanosilver
particles bring changes in genetic materials remains scant.”
In other words, the study authors admit they simply don’t know
whether or not tiny particles of silver bring about changes in
genetic materials, or how it might happen if they did. It is all
speculation. And that speculation is fueled by the radical neo-
Luddite environmentalists who oppose the use of tiny silver nanoparticles
in on behalf of the major drug companies who pay their
Secondly, and most importantly, the study is not even specifically
designed to prove that products containing silver nanoparticles
are potentially harmful to humans, or even that silver nanoparticles
could, by themselves, could harm to humans. Yet the
environmentalists would have you believe the exact opposite.
Indeed, their statement is cleverly designed to make you think
that the study authors actually took plastic bags and other
containers with silver particles embedded in them and tested to
see whether or not the silver would somehow leach from the bag
or container, and then enter a human being and harm human
DNA replication. In reality, the study did no such thing.
What Really Happened
Here’s what the researchers actually did, and what the study
First, the researchers exposed E. coli cell cultures – not human
cell cultures, but bacterial cell cultures — to three different types
of nanosilver, including colloidal silver. (As most people know, E.
coli, also known as Escherichia coli, is a gram negative bacteria
most widely known for its ability to cause food poisoning.)
And what did they find? They found that “The results showed that
the replication fidelity of the rpsL gene was differentially
compromised by all three kinds of nanosilver particle compared
with that without nanosilver.”
In other words, they discovered that silver disrupts the ability of
this infectious microorganism to replicate. That’s it. They actually
proved what colloidal silver users have been saying all along, i.e.,
that tiny particles of silver destroy pathogens from the inside out!
So what did this study have to do with human cells? NOTHING.
And what did this study have to do with products containing silver
The Truth Be Told
We all know that as far back as the 1980’s researchers like Dr.
Robert O. Becker, M.D. used tiny electrical devices to generate
minute silver particles directly into the surgical wound sites of
patients suffering from debilitating and potentially deadly bone
infections, and not only did these researchers cure every
supposedly “incurable” bone infection with the electrically
generated silver, but they also found no harm whatsoever was
caused to the patients’ cells, tissues or bones in spite of the fact
that the silver was being generated directly into the bone, tissues,
cells and surrounding bodily fluids.
Indeed, using this process damaged cells were rejuvenated, and
remarkable new growth took place in the damaged bone bringing
about complete healing.
The bottom line is that the study being touted by the radical
environmentalists as proof of silver’s “toxicity” to humans merely
demonstrated, at best, that if you put a sandwich inside of a
sandwich baggie or other container that’s been embedded with
silver micro-particles, you’re probably not going to get food
poisoning, because the dirty little critters like E. coli simply can’t
live in the presence of silver.
Nevertheless, the radical environmentalists go on to somberly
intone in their latest misleading missive: “Hundreds of consumer
products incorporating nanomaterials are now on the market,
including cosmetics, sunscreens, sporting goods, clothing,
electronics, baby and infant products, and food and food
packaging, many of which contain nano-silver. Help us ensure
that these products are safe by supporting our petition to the
What they’ve done, in essence, is taken a study that proves three
different forms of nano-silver – including colloidal silver — are
highly effective against one of the most prevalent and potentially
deadly food poisoning bacteria on the face of the earth. And
they’ve cleverly re-defined the study results so that it sounds as if
they study proved nano-silver has now been demonstrated to
Clever re-definition of the facts…deceptive wording…and ruthlessly
self-serving conclusions. That, in a nutshell, is the modus
operandi of the radical environmentalists.
So, to produce new evidence in defense of nanosilver, I think that
we shall have to consider this issue from two directions, at least,
one political, and forced by interests, and the other, scientific, which
according to common sense would give you the real answer.
So let’s not waste time to face false accusations, but put on the
other dish of the scale, what private and public, military and social
organizations do, up to date patents concerning the use of silver
ionic colloidal that protect these “working inventions” for the next 50
years. Inventions that have proved to work, as we cannot imagine that
some scientist and engineer would patent a mistaken project, but it is
naturally up to you to consider things form an harmonic and equilibrated
point of view, rather than a particular one.
To phone, fax and email EPA, means to accept accusations and deal with
someone that wants to convince us, rather than change his opinion.
Consider a greater Authority, national sovereignty, the strength of the truth,
and common sense. Ask them to show you their studies, analysis,
immediately, with no delay, and prove instantaneously on the other hand,
the value of truths that cannot be denied. All information, when it serves
public interest, and not private one, should be taken in account.
It now turns out that at least two big drug companies
— Merck and Pfiizer — have for many years been using their own
foundations to pour tens of thousands of dollars, and in some cases
even millions of dollars worth of funding into some of the very
environmental groups now actively engaged in promoting
the petition to have “nano-silver” regulated as “pesticides.”
Be sure to note the section in Tony’s article below on the Tides
Foundation and Tides Center. These are non-profit groups which
apparently have been set up to allow Big Pharma and other
donors to secretly fund groups the donors don’t want the public
to know they are funding.
We’ll let Tony’s article speak for itself. Keep in mind, however,
that his article only demonstrates that a number of the
environmental groups behind the petition to have silver regulated
as a “pesticide” have indeed received huge amounts of funding
from big drug companies. We will leave it up to you to decide if
this massive funding of environmental groups by the major drug
companies is what’s behind the environmentalist’s campaign to
put silver nano-particles — including dietary colloidal silver —
under the EPA’s regulatory thumb. ( Ok, read the proof, if you need
one or do not like what I compiled here ).
The actual source of the funding that was first revealed in emails
and colloidal silver blogsites was the John Merck Fund was set up
in 1970 by Serena Merck, the widow of Merck Pharmaceuticals
CEO George W. Merck, in honor of their short-lived son John.
The recipients of funding who are signees on the petition to the
EPA were identified as:
Funding To Activist Groups, Total Donated, Time Frame
Center for Food Safety $1,305,000.00 1999 – 2005
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy $490,000.00 1992 –
International Center for Technology Assessment $247,500.00
1999 – 1999
Consumers Union of the United States $90,000.00 2000 – 2001
Greenpeace $80,000.00 2000 – 2002
Friends of the Earth $45,000.00 1992 – 2000
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) which along with its sister
organization the International Center for Technology Assessment
(ICTA), initiated the EPA petition and enlisted the other groups
which signed off on the petition, received the second largest
amount of funding of any group from the John Merck Fund —
second only to the huge total of the Tides Center/Tides
Foundation, whose total funding of almost $2.7 Million dwarfs the
combined total of $1.75 Million given to the CFS and the ICTA
Tides Foundation & Tides Center $2,693,000.00 1989 – 2005
As it turns out, the top funding recipient Tides Foundation and
Tides Center are also actively involved in the petition to regulate
silver, as well as the source of funding and support to several of
the other groups who signed the EPA petition.
When one goes to the Tides Center website, their position is
apparent to one and all with the posting of a press release urging
support of the EPA petition:
Information on Tides Center’s website and other web searches
found the following Tides Center/Tides Foundation connections to
groups involved in the nanosilver petition, but who are not listed
as Merck funding recipients:
• Center for Environmental Health (a project of the Tides Center)
• Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (previous funding and
connections with the Tides Foundation)
• Clean Production Action (a Tides Center project)
• Food and Water Watch (receives donations from the Tides
• The Loka Institute (has no current offices but was previously
provided office space and a mailbox in Washington. DC by the
International Center for Technology Assessment in their offices)
In addition, a $200,000 grant for 2006-2007 from a second Merck
Foundation, the Merck Family Fund to another petitioner, Silicon
Valley Toxics Coalition, was discovered.
A quick internet search reveals that Merck is not the only
pharmaceutical company which provides funding to the Tides
Foundation and Tides Center, as this listing of the top funding
recipient from the Pfizer Foundation demonstrates:
Funding To Activist Groups, Total Donated, Time Frame
Tides Foundation & Tides Center $300,000.00 2003 – 2004
The Tides Foundation is described by Activistcash.com as quickly
becoming “the 800 pound gorilla for activist funding.”
As reported on ActivistCash:
The Tides foundation was established in 1976 by California activist
Drummond Pike. Tides does two things better than any other
foundation or charity in the U.S. today: it routinely obscures
the sources of its tax-exempt millions, and makes it difficult
(if not impossible) to discern how the funds are actually
In practice, “Tides” behaves less like a philanthropy than a
money-laundering enterprise (apologies to Procter & Gamble),
taking money from other foundations and spending it as the
donor requires. Called donor-advised giving, this passthrough
funding vehicle provides public-relations insulation
for the money’s original donors. By using Tides to funnel its
capital, a large public charity can indirectly fund a project
with which it would prefer not to be directly identified in
public. Drummond Pike has reinforced this view, telling The
Chronicle of Philanthropy:
“Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with.”
Due to the efforts of many foundations to keep their funding
activities anonymous, it is difficult to determine the true scope of
pharmaceutical company funding for the Tides group as well as
the individual activist groups.
Given the information outlined above, one can only wonder what
other pharmaceutical funding is linked to these groups and
shudder to think of how many activist groups have been
corrupted by funding from Big Pharma and other companies with
agendas that are anything but in the public interest.
It is easy to see how such subterfuge can corrupt decision
making, the same as can paid lobbyists and political funding.
Obviously it would be in the distinct public interest to require full
disclosure of funding sources for every organization which
petitions a government agency or legislative body to see where
there might be funding sources who would stand to benefit as a
result of the desired action or legislation.
Similarly, it would also be in the public interest to require full
details of all the activities and efforts of lobbyists, including
expenses and the details of each meeting held by lobbyists with
government officials. While we are at it, we would also be a better
informed and better served citizenry if every elected official’s vote
on any measure included donations and links to any companies or
other entities affected by such legislation.
Granted, such reforms are a tall order, but until we see such
altruistic change all the talk about true transparency in
government is merely lip service - and the words from our own
lips will continue to have little chance of reaching those whose
ears are captured by the special interests who have bought off
and otherwise rigged the process in their favor.
What’s more, the EPA now regulates silver spills very carefully.
Yet by the EPA’s own standards, silver entering the environment
from outside sources has been demonstrated to be so safe that
even spills as high as 1,000 gallons don’t need to be reported to
the EPA. How come?
Now, if you spill as little as three gallons of chlorine, you are
supposed to report that to the EPA and have the cleanup handled
by a HAZMAT crew. But 1,000 gallons of silver can be spilled, and
it’s basically no big deal.
There has NEVER been any problem with colloidal silver and the
environment, and there has NEVER been a problem with so-called
“nano-silver” and the environment.
So what’s the real reason the rabid environmentalists trying to
force the Environmental Protection Agency to pull out all stops
and regulate silver as a dangerous “pesticide”?
I’ll answer that question in just a minute. But first, let’s take a
look at some of the reasons the environmentalists cite for
Environmentalists Claims v/s Reality
As I explain in the February 25th blog post, the environmentalists
constantly bring up the case of the film manufacturing industry
which produced a chemical silver compound known as silver halide
as a byproduct of film processing and manufacturing.
Many years ago, members of the film industry illegally dumped a
number of tons of that caustic chemical silver compound into San
Francisco bay. Over time the clams at the bottom of the bay
began to absorb the massive amounts of this illegally dumped
chemical form of silver, and it caused them to quit breeding.
That’s about the only environmental “catastrophe” the
environmentalists can point to, involving a form of silver.
Of course, the bay is fine today. The claims are doing fine, too.
And there is basically no film industry any more (thanks largely to
the advent of digital cameras).
What’s more, the EPA now regulates silver spills very carefully.
Yet by the EPA’s own standards, silver entering the environment
from outside sources has been demonstrated to be so safe that
even spills as high as 1,000 gallons don’t need to be reported to
Now, if you spill as little as three gallons of chlorine, you are
supposed to report that to the EPA and have the cleanup handled
by a HAZMAT crew. But 1,000 gallons of silver can be spilled, and
it’s basically no big deal.
Isn’t that amazing? Yet the rabid environmentalists would have
you believe some poor guy in Bakersfield, California washing his
diabetic foot stockings that have silver nano-particles embedded
into the fabric, or some natural health proponent in Boise, Idaho
spraying a little bit of colloidal silver into his kitchen sink to keep
the microbial count down, is going to cause an environmental
No Real Chance of Harm
The bottom line is that the chances of any product containing tiny
silver nano-particles causing harm to the environment is just
about nil, because it would have to be introduced into a relatively
closed environment (like a lake, or a bay) and literally tons of it
would have to be dumped into the enclosed environment in a
relatively short time in order to cause any harm.
But the rabid environmentalists don’t care about the facts. They
constantly cite, for example, the idea that certain types of
clothing that now have tiny silver nano-particles embedded into
the fabric in order to help prevent infection (such as the new
diabetic foot stockings, designed to prevent diabetic ulcers from
becoming infected) could allow silver particles to leach out into
the environment when they are washed in the washing machine.
This, they claim, has the potential to create an environmental
What they NEVER tell you, as I pointed out in more detail in the
February 25th blog post, is that whenever silver nano-particles
leach from products they are embedded in, such as diabetic foot
stockings, or computer keyboards, or whatever, they almost
immediately begin to bond (in a process called “agglomeration”)
with salts, minerals and other substances in their immediate
environment, forming larger particle agglomerates.
Thus, the tiny silver nano-particles completely lose their nanoscale
properties, becoming essentially inert.
What’s more, the likelihood of enough people washing enough
concentrated loads of clothing containing silver nano-particles
(remember, it would take literally tons of the little particles to
contaminate an enclosed waterway), and having those silver
particles end up in a single enclosed environment such as a lake
or bay, is just about nil.
In fact, it is ludicrous to even think about it. But this is the kind
of thing the environmentalists scream about. Apparently, the idea
that even a single silver nano-particle might somehow find its way
into the environment gives them nightmares. They have simply
demonized silver nano-particles to the point you’d think we were
talking about the ebola virus.
No Harm to Plant Life, Either
As for the idea that these tiny silver nano-particles might
somehow harm plant life in the environment, there is simply no
evidence silver ever has, or ever will, do so.
For example, wheat and other grains are chock full of tiny
particles of silver. For some reason the grains absorb silver from
the ground at a higher rate than other plants. Perhaps that why
they’re so good for you. And of course, their relatively high silver
content causes them no harm whatsoever.
My wife sprays colloidal silver directly onto her tomato plants
during growing season in order to keep the tomato fungus off
them. She gets big beautiful tomatoes every time. Similarly, she
recently purchased a Goji berry tree off of e-Baythat developed a
leaf fungus after it arrived. She quickly sprayed it with colloidal
silver, and it completely recovered and is thriving.
So the shrill cries of the environmental groups about the so-called
“dangers” of silver are absolutely ridiculous on all counts.
Who’s Paying Them to Conduct This Campaign Against Silver?
The environmental groups get the bulk of their funding, to the
tune of millions of dollars a year, from donations from corporate
and individual sponsors, as well as from government grants. Our
best guess is that Big Pharma is funding them through one or
more surreptitious pathways to pursue this avenue of silver
After all, who stands to benefit the most from restricting silver’s
availability to the general public? Big Pharma (the major drug
companies) who stand to gain the most:
“Big Phama failed to get colloidal silver banned by the FDA back
in 1999, succeeding only in having the FDA ban the mention of
silver’s powerful antibiotic qualities from product advertising and
Of course, that backfired on them. The FDA’s 1999 ‘Final Ruling’
on colloidal silver only served to incense the public about
bureaucratic meddling in their health care choices. As a direct
result of the anger generated by the FDA’s ‘Final Ruling,’ more
people today know about and regularly use colloidal silver than
So now they are trying to restrict colloidal silver by using paid
shills within the environmental movement to promote the
spurious idea that ‘nanosilver is harmful to the environment.’”
Their Hypocrisy Points to Who They Are Working For
Isn’t it interesting that the environmentalists are making such an
outcry against silver as a possible environmental pollutant, and
yet they are saying absolutely NOTHING about the tons of
pharmaceutical drugs that are poured into our nations waterways
every year, to the point that those drugs are now turning up
in the drinking water of 46 million Americans living
in our major cities?
The fact that the environmental groups basically ignore a real
problem (potentially dangerous drugs in the drinking water of 46
million U.S. homes) in order to focus so heavily on a fabricated
problem (tiny particles off silver going back into the environment
they originally came from) pretty much tells you who they are
Simply use the process of deduction. They won’t go after the
medical/pharmaceutical industry in order to stop tons of
potentially dangerous drugs from being dumped into America’s
drinking water sources. But they will go after products containing
silver nano-particles, which the medical/pharmaceutical industry
has a history of opposing.
As Sherlock Holmes would say, “It’s elementary, my dear