By: Martin Robey
Medical & Non-Medical Uses
Certain bacteria are essential to healthy body function, such as acidophilus.
Several researchers claim colloidal silver only attacks the unfriendly
pathogens and will not harm the friendly, as Mark Metcalf's statement quoted
above enforces. But one must wonder how it can possibly differentiate.
One explanation is that the friendly bacteria are aerobic, while unfriendly
bacteria are anaerobic. Also, it is said that the silver does not attack
bacteria directly, but rather decomposes certain enzymes the anaerobic
bacteria, viruses, yeast, and molds require. The silver acts as a catalyst
and is not consumed in the process. It is probable that the reason the
bacteria cannot develop a resistance to silver, as they do to antibiotics,
is because silver does not directly them directly, but rather destroys
the enzymes they depend on.
But Dr. Becker's experiments seem to show that colloidal silver not
only kills the pathogens, but also produces dramatic healing of tissue,
such as his statement of the skin growth on the leg quoted above. The silver
ion causes some cells to restructure into cells with no differentiation.
These cells can turn into any cell that is needed. Only these dedifferentiated
cells can be used to create the cells necessary to replace destroyed cells
such as in a wound or rebuild missing tissue. It seems to be for this reason
that colloidal silver heals injuries without scarring, or at least greatly
reduces scarring, while greatly accelerating the reconstruction or general
healing of wounds. Scar tissue develops when dedifferentiated cells are
in short supply. Therefore it would seem, from the evidence at hand, that
it would reduce or prevent internal scarring and promote internal healing
In "Report: Colloidal Silver, Health Consciousness, Vol.15, No. 4",
it is stated "Silver aids the developing fetus in growth, health, and eases
the delivery and recovery."
Silver seems to be even more promising against AIDS, and there seems
to be no doubt that the silver supplements and supports the T-cells in
their fight against foreign organisms in the blood. It virtually forms
a second immune system, actually protecting and defending T-cells. It is
strongly suggested by research scientists such as Dr. Gary Smith and others
that silver ions are essential to the immune system.
The Herald of Provo Utah, February 2, 1992, ran an article on Pg. D1,
in which a member of the administrative staff of Brigham Young University,
by the name of Daryl Tichy has been successfully experimenting with colloidal
silver in the treatment of AIDS, along with warts and parvo virus in a
dog. "Tichy said he had the material [colloidal silver] tested at two different
labs; results showed the solution killed a variety of pathogens, including
the HIV virus." Tichy then states, "I don't have a doubt in my mind." He
says he has not been able to obtain funds to continue his research. Most
of these facts point to the general strengthening of the immune system
by silver. In as much as AIDS is the result of a virtually destroyed immune
system, it would be surprising to find that colloidal silver did not have
a dramatic effect on AIDS. AIDS is a viral disease, and antibiotics have
no effect on any virus, but the Colloidal Silver ion does.
The author has personally used a strong dose of colloidal silver (4
oz. of 500 parts per million) for a cold in its early stages. It provided
relief in two hours and cured the cold completely in about 24 hours. Others
say that it quickly cures their colds in more advanced stages.
A college student was facing final exams while debilitated with mononucleosis.
He seemed doomed to fail. A friend offered him a dose of colloidal silver.
The next day he stated: "I feel 300% better" He was then able to complete
his final exams with no problems. This would strengthen the claim that
colloidal silver is highly effective against viruses.
When will we see silver in our everyday life for non-medical use? It
seems it is already more prominent in our lives than most people realize.
In Health Consciousness, Vol. 15, No. 4, Pg. 5 we read:
"In the former Soviet Union, silver is used to sterilize recycled water
aboard space shuttles. NASA has also selected a silver/water system for
its space shuttle. Internationally, many airlines use silver water filters
to guarantee passenger safety against water-borne diseases such as dysentery.
The Swiss government has approved use of such silver water filters in homes
and offices. Here in the U.S., some city municipalities use silver in the
treatment of sewage. Silver works so well in purifying water that it is
sometimes used to purify swimming pool water. It doesn't sting the eyes
as chlorine does, and it does kill mosquito larva. An experiment conducted
in Nebraska demonstrates its effectiveness: fifty gallons of raw sewage
pumped into a pool without any disinfectant. A standard measure of contamination
is the count of E. coli, a bacteria organism found in the intestinal tract.
The count soared to 7000 E. coli cells per milliliter of water. When the
water was exposed to silver electrodes, within three hours it was completely
free of E. coli."
Many other uses are suggested by Dr. Bob Beck, (not to be confused with
Dr. Robert O. Becker) such as spraying the fungus on plants, to purify
the water of swimming pools and spas, disinfectants for home cleaning,
diaper rash, all skin infections, eye infections (do not use a strong solution
in the eyes), spraying during inhalation for lung problems, for animals,
In the depression days of the 1930's when money was so scarce, colloidal
silver was selling as high as $200 an ounce. Now it is available for as
low as about $2.50 an ounce if you shop carefully. But be very careful
of the quality you buy. Be especially careful if it has a nice light yellow
color, because you can bet the color is food coloring used to appear as
a strong colloidal solution. A strong colloid of silver will have a light
gold cloud around the positive electrode when it is first made. This rapidly
disperses and will be difficult to see after a short period of time, unless
the concentration is very heavy. A true colloid of silver of very minute
size is almost clear. Also be careful of colloidal silvers using a protein
or other stabilizer to maintain the suspension, as the particle size is
probably excessive or the product may be stored so long as to loose much
of its electrical charge.
In general, modern colloidal silver is of much better quality than it
was in the 1930's and 40's due to modern knowledge of how to produce it.
Still better news is that you can produce the colloidal silver of the finest
quality yourself for pennies a bottle. This way, you know it is fresh and
you have a better idea of the concentration and the quality.
Very simple, inexpensive, easily used and maintainable equipment is
now available by several manufacturers to make your own colloidal silver
of the finest quality absolutely fresh. you can make the finest quality
for about two cents an ounce including the cost of distilled water. Equipment
from at least three sources is now available on the market, priced from
$75 and up.
All information posted on this web site is
the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.