There is much discussion on the use of Colloidal Silver in many groups lately. I was asked to give my opinion. So I will happily do so.
I love Colloidal Silver and I am never without a minimum of 4 ounces in the house or in my First aid kit. (In case of an emergency, illness, infection, etc.)
The truth is, Colloidal Silver is a gift. It does kill bacteria very quickly; it works by literally smothering the bacteria rather than running around trying to eat the bacteria like Antibiotics, which allows many bacteria to escape and become resistant.
In other words, Colloidal Silver is far more efficient at killing bad bacteria than Antibiotics.
But the million-dollar question is: When do I know if I should use Colloidal Silver?
My best advice is: Always give the body the chance to heal itself before running to the use of Colloidal Silver. I use homeopathic remedies, choosing the best remedy to fit the symptoms, keep my patient down, offer light foods, hot tubs, and extra Vitamin C, good organic grape juice, mineral water, etc.
This is the perfect way to encourage proper healing when there is a bacterial infection. In this way, the immune system is given time to “think” ….to process what is going on…and then to come up with a plan to efficiently Kill off the invading intruder. The body is designed in such a way that it becomes smarter with every exposure and if given the proper nutrition and reasonable time; will learn to differentiate the good from the bad bacteria.
Colloidal Silver should only be used in emergency situations; when the proper homeopathic remedy has failed to be found, when the patient is too weak to recover readily on his own, when time is a factor (and this must be seriously considered for the good of the patient, not the caregiver becoming impatient) or some other unforeseen reason.
I say emergency, because when you use the Silver to kill the invading bacterial intruder, what happens is this: you interrupt the very delicate process of healing.
The body is working very diligently to heal itself, and then along comes the Silver and quickly and efficiently kills the intruder! The body then stands there for a moment…and says “Now What do I do?”
The system is confused. And then it must go from the healing mode that it was in; to where it was before the bacterial invasion. And quite honestly, it is never able to go back to the same place….it is left in a defensive mode and will try with the least provocation to bring back the process that it was in before the silver; it will try to bring back the healing process, so that it can “Do it on its own”. Just like a little kid, I can do this by myself! And so, you will eventually be facing the same situation again, in the very near future.
In other words: The Wonderful, quick acting, efficient Colloidal Silver, will act as a suppressant.
Even burns: When the silver is used, it acts as cauterizer to the natural healing processes. When you suppress the skin, it drives the issue inward toward the lungs. That is why many children who are given Silver for their eczema or severe burns, will develop sudden asthma, or chronic cough.
For any skin situation, Either St. John’s Wart and or Calendula tincture will work to heal, or Lavender to kill bacteria without suppressing and to soothe…and then the correct homeopathic remedy or remedies, will take care of any wound, ulcer, wart, eczema, growth or burn situation.
I admit, however, I have used Colloidal Silver at the smallest symptom of Pink Eye. When dealing with kids, if anyone in the group has pink eye, everyone will get a drop of Silver, as a preventive…Works like a charm! Because it does kill bacteria so wonderfully.
Like I said, Colloidal Silver is a wonderful tool, truly a gift, which can be used in times of emergency.
Below is some excellent research from Dr. Axe's website on the miracles of Colloidal Silver… you know, information that the FDA would rather we didn’t possess. And Big Pharm spends much time and money telling us how bad it is for us.
“According to a report written by Richard Davies and Samuel Etris of The Silver Institute in a 1996, there are three primary ways that colloidal silver can help heal the body:
Catalytic Oxidation: Silver naturally holds onto oxygen molecules, which readily react with the sulfhydral (H) groups that surround bacterial and viruses. In turn, this helps block the life-preserving cellular process known as cellular respiration, which is defined as “the set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products.”
Reaction with Bacterial Cell Membranes: Silver ions can attach to bacteria cell membranes directly and produce the same respiration-blocking effect.
Binding with DNA: Shown to literally enter bacteria DNA, up to 12% of silver has been detected in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to one source, “While it remains unclear exactly how the silver binds to the DNA without destroying the hydrogen bonds holding the lattice together, it nevertheless prevents the DNA from unwinding, an essential step for cellular replication to occur.”
According to Dr. Axe…
“By having a direct effect on cellular respiration, colloidal silver benefits the body in numerous ways. There are, however, eight proven healing properties that I consider to be particularly supported by the medical literature.”
The Top 8 Proven Colloidal Silver Benefits are:
- Would Care/Skin Health
- Pink Eye/Ear Infections
Colloidal Silver can help a wide variety of ailments. To read more about how you can use it for the above conditions, go here.
Colloidal Silver is a wonderful tool, that every family should have on hand!
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May God bless you and yours,