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In the nineteenth century, colloidal silver -- also known as Argentum colloidale, Argentum crede and collargolum -- was a prominent treatment for everything from colds to skin infections. In the 1940s, the FDA began its decades-long oppression of medicinal silver under the guise that it was unsafe; however, in reality, the FDA banned silver because of the threat it poses to the antibiotics industry, rather than any threat it poses for your body. If you'd like to learn more about the FDA's campaign against silver, be sure to download the Health Ranger's Commentary on Curad bandages made with silver. In his commentary, he not only praises Curad's new bandages, but also details how astounding their FDA approval is, given the FDA's historical campaign against the medicinal use of silver.

Here's an interesting news bit from an issue of the Kiplinger Letter, one of the largest and most widely read business forecast newsletters in the United States:

"Silver's germ-fighting ability will get a workout in new uses. The metal kills disease-carrying microbes without the harmful side effects of chlorine, other sanitizing chemicals. Silver will be laced into socks, dish towels, toothbrushes. Even home appliances, heating and air systems. Industrial uses too...treating water and cleaning food processing gear."

However, the FDA has concluded that the risk of using silver products
exceeds any unsubstantiated benefit,Why?

That's a pretty interesting news brief, considering that the FDA has ruled that colloidal silver preparations are "not proven safe and effective" as germ-killing agents (FDA Final Ruling July 1999). Furthermore, for the past six months the FDA and FTC have instituted a massive ongoing campaign to stop colloidal silver manufacturers and sellers from mentioning silver's medical qualities in their advertising. In a recent press release which was published on page A-1 of The Wall St. Journal and many other U.S. newspapers, the FDA/FTC cabal bragged that dozens of colloidal silver sellers were being forced to change their advertising literature or remove their advertising altogether. They further bragged that some colloidal silver sellers were being issued fines of as much as $150,000 for "false advertising" (i.e., for stating in their advertising that silver has germ-fighting and other medical capabilities). And at least one colloidal silver seller is now being taken to court by the feds!

Colloidal Silver is a powerful, non-toxic, natural antibiotic hat is effective against bacteria, germs, virus and fungi. It is able to protect the human body from various infections and stimulate new cell growth. It can be used orally or topically on the skin, through the rectum, atomized or nebulized into the lungs, nose and eyes without any irritation or side effects!

 

LOOKS LIKE THE ABOVE AUTHOR JUST MIGHT HAVE BEEN CORRECT

The FDA has for years used scare tactics to produce fear and steer people away from Colloidal Silver products.
But they speak out of both sides of their mouth:
Silver is not good-
but we'll approve it for burn centers
Silver is not good-
but we'll approve it for your newborns' eyes
Silver is not good-
but we'll approve these band-aids
Silver is not good-
but we'll approve it for your city water supply

Higher Education Library Publications (H.E.L.P.), of Springfield, Utah, was ordered to stop claiming that its colloidal silver product was effective as a natural antibiotic and might be effective against cancer, genito-urinary diseases, tuberculosis, and AIDS.
Nutrition, Inc., of Arvada, Colorado, was ordered to stop stating or implying that its Silvicidal, when administered orally or intravenously, was nontoxic, FDA-approved, and was a broad-spectrum antibiotic that killed bacteria and all virus and fungal infections. In addition, it was falsely claimed to be effective against a long list of specific diseases.

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration has found at least 20 Web sites that may be fraudulently marketing products with claims that they guard against or cure swine flu, an agency official said Monday.

The FDA publicly rebuked one such site Monday — http://rebuildermedical.com — for offering a $199 "SilverCure Swine Flu Protection Pack" that includes shampoo, lotion, conditioner and soap that supposedly deposit traces of silver.
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer – Mon
May 4, 8:38 pm ET

BUT
FDA Approves Silver-Based Bandages for Over-The-Counter Sales. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared over-the-counter sales of silver- based antimicrobial bandages by Westaim Biomedical Corp., aimed at consumer use. The bandages will be a lower-dose version of the company's Acticoat burn and wound dressings.

Reseau International of Cincinnati, Ohio was ordered to stop claiming that its colloidal silver product was a "natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory immune system stimulant" and that it was effective against cancer, staph, strep, influenza, general body infections, inflammation, impaired immune system, fungus toxicity, tonsillitis, Meniere's symptoms, whooping cough, shingles, syphilis, cholera, and malaria. The labeling also stated that colloidal silver could cause major growth stimulation of human tissues and can regenerate

BUT
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- Covalon Technologies Ltd. ("Covalon") (TSX VENTURE:COV) announces that the FDA has approved Covalon's proprietary silver ion releasing coating on Foley Catheters for use in the United States

But didnt the FDA deny this

Ionic silver is well accepted as an antiseptic and is a proven broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that eradicates gram positive and gram negative bacteria including antibiotic-resistant bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Ionic silver also kills moulds (fungi) including yeast such as Candida albicans. Covalon has developed a proprietary coating that is applicable to a wide variety of medical devices that include dialysis lines, PICC lines, and various catheters. More

Silverado Inc., of Bountiful, Utah, was warned to stop making false claims that its colloidal silver product was effective as an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agent and that it could stimulate the immune system.

BUT
Two New Facial Scrubs Contain Silver. Minaloa Skin Care Products of Irvine, California, has introduced two new facial cleansing products that contain colloidal silver to help kill bacteria. Colloidal silver consists of silver ions dissolved in purified water.

DuPont and HealthShield Team Up for Antibacterial Brushes. Dupont Filaments and HealthShield Technologies, Boston Mass., will begin marketing silver-based antibacterial tooth brushes, hair brushes and other cosmetic applications
(more)

Unic, of Carmichael, California, was ordered to stop claiming that its colloidal silver product was effective against many diseases and could heal burn-damaged tissue without scarring.

BUT

Derma Sciences, Inc. (DSCI) Receives FDA Approval For Its Next-Generation Antimicrobial Silver Alginate Wound Dressing
9/19/2006

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2006--Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC: DSCI.OB - News): ALGICELL(TM) Ag Puts the Antimicrobial Power of Silver Within Clinicians' Reach by Offering a Cost-Effective Advanced Dressing; Marks Major Step Toward Reducing Overall Cost-of-Care Associated with Wound Management Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC: DSCI.OB - News) today announced FDA approval of ALGICELL(TM) Ag Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing with Antimicrobial Silver, a next-generation product for patients who require a topical antimicrobial as part of their advanced wound management protocol. Advanced wound care is estimated to be a $1 billion market and growing 10%-15% per year. This will be the first silver alginate dressing available that offers the full benefit of antimicrobial ionic silver combined with the proven wound management properties of pure alginate fibers. Additionally, the product will be priced cost-effectively to help reduce the common cost burden associated with silver antimicrobial dressings. MORE

In 2000, the Federal Court of Australia banned Vital Earth Company Pty Limited and its director Darryl John Jones from falsely representing that the colloidal silver produced by their "Vital Silver 3000 Zapper," "Vital Silver 2000 Automatic" and "Vital Silver 2000":

BUT
FDA Approves Antibacterial Silver in Food Industry: AgIONS ( Antimicrobial / Antibacterial Silver )
As reported by the Silver Institute, First Quarter 2004

AgIONS Technologies incorporated received approval by the FDA in October 2003 for use in the food industry. The FDA informed AgIONS Technologies that the product has been added to the FDA's list of food contact substances.

The AgIONS Type AK product is comprised of 5% silver contained within an inert crystalline carrier. When subject to small amounts of moisture, AgIONS begins to release silver ions, which then act to eliminate bacterial growth on treated surfaces.

Quackwatch

 

What it looks like is that big business and big industry are getting ready to start using silver as an anti-microbial compound in a BIG way, and the FDA/FTC are muscling out the competition on their behalfs. All the more reason, of course, to own a colloidal silver generator so that you can make your own colloidal silver.

Who's telling the truth!!!

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration amended its rules so that water-treatment products containing substances like colloidal silver for which therapeutic claims are made must meet the requirements of medicines included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. This means that such products can no longer be legally marketed without proof that they are safe and effective for their intended purpose. The amendment was based on conclusions that:

There is little evidence to support therapeutic claims made for colloidal silver products;
The risk to consumers of silver toxicity outweighs the value of trying an unsubstantiated treatment, and bacterial resistance to silver can occur
Efforts should be made to curb the illegal availability of colloidal silver products, which is a significant public health issue [16].

European doctors say
Besides the use of silver as necessary nutrient, large number of data from scientific literature show that colloidal silver water may be used in treatment or as adjuvant in treatment of large number of different diseases and pathologic conditions.
European doctors say
The most important effect of colloidal silver water is in treating infectious conditions caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses. Such a treatment may be from outside (treatment of skin and mucous membranes) as well as per os (through the mouth) by intake of colloidal silver water in treatment of systemic infectious diseases.
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The FDA claims
Reviews in the scientific literature on colloidal silver products have concluded that:
• Silver has no known function in the body.
• Claims that there can be a "deficiency" of silver in the body and that such a deficiency can lead to disease are unfounded
.• Claims made about the effectiveness of colloidal silver products for numerous diseases are unsupported scientifically. hmm Are the russian scienists and doctors lying???

SO EITHER THESE GOVT DEPTS ARE BLIND OR SOMEONES NOT BEING TRUTHFULL?

Colloidal Silver to be Regulated by EPA, THE EPA were to vote TO DECLARE COLLOIDAL SILVER A PESTICIDE (because colloidal silver is known to kill bacteria and virus) and therefore will regulate the distribution of COLLOIDAL SILVER!

A simple, clay filter incorporating the microbiological inhibiting properties of colloidal silver is providing clean drinking water to families throughout the developing world.

Equally interesting is that in July 1999 the FDA specifically ruled that silver gels and ointments -- which are applied as an antiseptic and santizing agent to external cuts and scrapes rather than used internally -- were to be altogether banned as they had no proven legitimate medical uses(interesting how the FDA Just Approved Silver-Based Bandages for Over-The-Counter Sales.). And indeed, in 1999 the FDA quickly had these products taken off the market. Yet here we see big business and big industry getting ready to use silver as an antiseptic and santitizing agent in numerous external applications, including as as a water treatment sanitizer, a food processing gear sanitizer, and even having silver laced into dish towels, socks and toothbrushes as a disenfectant agent! Hey, either it works for external purposes, or it doesn't -- you can't have it both ways.

If you have been wondering why the feds have been so adamant over the past year about pushing colloidal silver manufacturers, sellers and users as far into the shadows as possible, you are now getting a glimpse of the reason. Yes, big business and big industy have BIG plans for using silver as a disenfectant/antiseptic/sanitizing agent. And they obviously don't want any competition!
by Life & Health Research Group, 25277 W. Main St., Lenwood, CA 92311.
http://www.drclark.net/news/silver_industry.htm

The "silver" people among us! Who are they?

The professor Yuri P.Uliyanov has established that every third among us is a "silver". Constitution of the silver people is programmed to use silver in immunity, protective and vital processes, therefore they require ions of silver, for example, in silver water - sacred water, silver utensils and silver ornaments. The alternative medicines for silver do not exist, therefore for silver already today traditional ways of medicimal therapy require reconsideration.MORE

Colloidal silver is a tasteless, odourless, non-toxic, alkaline substance that scavenges and destroys bacteria, fungi and viruses. Some studies have proved that it is able to kill over 650 micro-organisms, resulting in the removal of disease-causing organisms from the body.

From November 1997 through December 2005, the FDA received 262 reports of tendon ruptures, mainly of the Achilles tendon, 258 cases of tendonitis and 274 cases of other tendon disorders in patients using fluoroquinolone antibiotics. An additional 74 tendon ruptures have subsequently been reported to the FDA for a total of 336. Because only a small fraction of cases are typically reported to the FDA, the actual number of ruptures and other tendon injuries attributable to the antibiotic is much higher

Source: Healthy News

One can only imagine the FDA's reaction if 336 tendon ruptures had been reported for those who take the best antibiotic and pathogen destroyer on the planet - colloidal silver. No doubt, they would have raided the manufacturer with storm troopers and shut it down years ago, just as they have done many times with the manufacturers and sellers of other natural competitors to drug company products.
Tony Isaacs

LOOKS LIKE THE ABOVE AUTHOR JUST MIGHT HAVE BEEN RIGHT

The comeback of silver in medicine began in the 1970's. The late Dr. Carl Moyer, chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better treatment for burn victims. Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis, as the chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons to find an antiseptic strong enough, yet safe, to use over larger areas of the body. Dr. Margraf reviewed 22 antiseptic compounds and found drawbacks in all of them. (SILVER IS USED IN ALL MAJOR BURN CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES. UCLA MEDICAL LABS FOUND IT EFFECTIVE ON EVERY VIRUS THEY TESTED IT ON.)

He noted that many of these antibiotics were ineffective against a number of harmful bacteria, including the biggest killer in burn cases - greenish blue bacterium called Pseudomonas acruginose. Extensive trials proved silver to be the most effective and is currently used in all major burn centers in the United States.

"No fewer than 34 different prescribed and over-the-counter medications containing silver were not only widely sold by industry, they were also approved by the very same FDA which now seeks to warn us of its dangers and have us believe it is ineffective. " Tony Isaacs

Approved FDA & Canadian Ministry of Health Indications
Silverlon® Wound Contact Dressings are indicated for local management of first and second degree burns, incisions, skin grafts, donor sites, lacerations, abrasions, pressure sores, chronic wounds, chronic ulcers, dermal ulcers, vascular ulcers, and diabetic ulcers. More

One of the most advanced research & treatment hospitals in the United States, The Helford Clinical Research Hospital will house the nation's largest bone marrow transplant facility. Among its high tech state-of-the-art arsenal is a silver and zeolite powder coating used specifically to harness the antimicrobial power of the silver ion. The antimicrobial powder coating ( AgION ) is applied to steel machinery and equipment, and has EPA and FDA approval for use in a variety of applications.
The zeolite acts as a silver ion pump, and helps to maintain a sterile environment and prevent the proliferation of microbes. AgION is a surface treatment solution, and is especially ideal for equipment used in the medical field and the food industry.

"The Helford Clinical Research Hospital is a reflection of City of Hopes philosophy of fusing leading-edge technology and research with compassionate care of the soul,"
- Gil N. Schwartzberg, president and chief ex ecutive officer of City of Hope

silver gel healed wounds that just wouldn't heal !!!

Curad Silver Bandage Analysis
June 25, 2004
David E. Marx, Ph.D.


Purpose: Two commercially available bandage strips were chosen for this study. Both strips are marketed as a Curad® brand strip containing silver as the active ingredient, one had silver present on the absorbent pad, while the other contains silver in a gel residing on the pad. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the construction, silver release rates, % silver, and zones of inhibition for four different organisms using Kirby-Bauer testing for these silver bandage strips more

AIDS-related pneumonia due to staphylococcal, pneumocystis, streptococcal, klebsiella and fungal infections may also warrant internal use of colloidal silver. These types of pneumonia are very difficult to fight with traditional antibiotic treatment; moreover, people with weakened immune systems, such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome, are especially prone to them. For a weak immune system, these types of pneumonia are sometimes unbeatable, making alternative measures a necessity. "Dr. Marchial-Vega had considerable clinical experience with a colloidal silver preparation that contains between 20 and 25 parts of silver per million parts of water. This preparation has proven effective in patients with HIV¦ In the hospital, the therapy is administered by a special nebulizer as well as orally," reports Dr. James Howenstine in A Physician's Guide to Natural Healing Products that Work.

Pierce Instruments in Stowe, Vermont, markets Silvelon, anylon-Silver fabric used to make odor-proof socks and shoe-liners, antiseptic kitchen sponges, wound and burn healing aids, and topical applications to speed healing of cuts, canker sores, warts, and acne releasing colloidal silver on site.

The 1958, 1963 and 1971 WHO International Standards for Drinking-water did not refer to silver. In the first edition of the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, published in 1984, it was not considered necessary to establish a guideline value for silver in drinking-water. No health-based guideline value for silver was proposed in the 1993

Guidelines. Where silver salts are used to maintain the bacteriological quality of

12. CHEMICAL FACT SHEETS 435 drinking-water, levels of silver up to 0.1 mg/liter can be tolerated without risk to health.

Assessment date

The risk assessment was originally conducted in 1993. The Final Task Force Meeting in 2003 agreed that this risk assessment be brought forward to this edition of the

Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.

Principal reference

WHO (2003) Silver in drinking-water. Background document for preparation of

WHO Guidelines for drinking-water quality. Geneva, World Health Organization

(WHO/SDE/WSH/03.04/14).

The revived Rosemary Jacobs story (Blue Lady) brought on more pharmaceutical empire directed speeches and media interviews. Here again the MOST IMPORTANT FACT THAT SHE TURNED BLUE USING SILVER NITRATE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HER PHYSICIAN was conveniently left out. This was not colloidal silver but colloidal silver is being blamed as the blue agent by the pharmaceutical empire.

 

Rediculously higH Doses

Argyria developed after a total dose of 4, 7 or 8 g in some patients, while in others, argyria did not develop until after a total dose of 10, 15 or 20 g. In the biospectrometric analysis of skin biopsies from 10 cases of generalized argyria, the authors confirmed that the degree of the discoloration is directly dependent on the amount of silver present. The authors concluded that argyria may become clinically apparent after a total accumulated i.v. dose of approximately 8 g of silver arsphenamine. The book entitled "Argyria. The Pharmacology of Silver" reached the same conclusion, that a total accumulative i.v. dose of 8 gm silver arsphenamine is the limit beyond which argyria may develop (Hill and Pillsbury, 1939).More

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Some countries completely dissagree with the FDA

On the basis of the achieved results we may conclude that by application of colloidal silver water was achieved significant success in treatment of patients with mild urinary infection, and in combination with antibiotic in grave urinary infections.

In Kragujevac
On May 25, 2007.

Prof. dr Olgica Gajovic
Specialist in Infectious Diseases

What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as night and day."
Dr. Herbert Ley
Former U.S. FDA Commissioner

Conclusions

1. Chronic ethmoiditis in "silver people" advances without the polypous process and without vasomotor disturbances of nasal mucosa, therefore, the edema of mucosa in the area of the ostium of the ethmoid cellular system bears a purely inflammatory character.

2. Use of sol. Collargoli 5% during treatment of chronic ethmoiditis in "silver people" is justified and highly effective, since it allows the realistic possibility of eliminating the inflammatory edema of the mucosa of the ostium of the ethmoid cells, that restores their drainage without surgical intervention.

3. During treatment of chronic purulent ethmoiditis in "silver people," use of silver-containing drops should be recommended for the nose (sol. Collargoli 5%) with simultaneous general antibacterial (antibiotic) therapy.

4. The "southern" type of nasal aerodynamics could be one of the programmed cause of development of chronic ethmoiditis and so, such nasal aerodynamics is needed in additional reconstruction into the "northern" one.

Silver products can still be sold as "dietary supplements"
provided that no health claims are made for them
.
Now we can see why

SO WHAT DOESN'T COLLOIDAL SILVER DO?

It doesn't interact with any other medications. It doesn't upset the stomach and in fact is a digestive aid. It does not sting the eyes. Medical journal reports and documented studies spanning the past 100 years indicate no known side effects from oral or IV administration of colloidal silver in animal or human testing.

Colloidal silver has been used with good results under the most demanding health care circumstances. Without overstating the case, it may be time to recognize colloidal silver as not only the safest medicine on Earth but also the most powerful.

Looking back at all the trouble and roadblocks the FDA and the pharmaceuticals companies have caused with regard to Colloidal Silver Products, perhaps it has worked out for the best. Even the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)... they list no known toxicity level for Colloidal Silver, yet they have come up with a "safe" dose. It's important that these entities keep the fear and confusion alive because of the big money at stake.

We now have the ability to make our own Colloidal Silver at home;

 

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4.8 References

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[8] UliyanovY.P, Acute rhinitis and drugs of silver. J.Vrach. 1998; (4):40. (in Russian)

[9] UliyanovY.P. Acute rhinitis and silver people among us. Abstract of the report in MidWinter Meeting of ARO. 2000. http://www.aro.org/