The big drug companies have been fudging and faking their data for decades, according to the head of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, one of the world’s leading experts on clinical studies.
So the whole concept of “evidence-based medicine” and “science-based medicine” is largely a lie. And because of that, many of the drugs Big Pharma has managed to get approved by the FDA are suspect.
But antimicrobial silver has been used successfully for over 2,000 years, and modern-day products like electrically generated colloidal silver have been used successfully against infections and related diseases for over 110 years.
So the next time someone challenges you over colloidal silver, calling it “quackery” and demanding to know “Where’s all of the peer-reviewed clinical studies?” here’s what you tell them…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for TheSilverEdge.com…
Here’s a fascinating interview with Dr. Peter Gotzsche of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, perhaps the world's leading expert on clinical studies of pharmaceutical drugs.
He likens Big Pharma to the Mafia, and explains that their adherence to total secrecy regarding clinical study details is because their "business model hinges on publishing flawed research".
In other words, Big Pharma depends upon phony research in order to push more and more drugs onto the general public.
The public is lead to believe these clinical studies are actually "peer-reviewed" and constitute "evidence-based medicine." But the reality is that they are in all too many cases based either on flawed data, fudged data, cherry-picked data or are even totally faked.
According to Dr. Gotzsche:
"The public needs to know the extent to which they are being deceived in the current system, e.g. few people know that prescription drugs are the third major killer behind heart disease and cancer. If drug testing and drug regulation were effective, this wouldn’t happen."
Yes, that’s what I’ve been saying for years.
Big Pharma’s drug-testing is always suspect, because the big drug companies completely control it. And they maintain airtight secrecy over it.
And in all too many cases, the regulatory agencies like the FDA merely review the research and accept the data without question, and then rubber stamp it “approved.”
So you have FDA-approved drugs now constituting the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, which can only lead to the conclusion that drug regulation itself, is little more than a farce.
Dr. Gotzsche says the drug companies “Don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs.”
And he documents in his new book, “Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Health Care,” the simple fact that “Organised crime [is] the business model of big pharma.”
The Colloidal Silver Challenge
So, the next time someone challenges you over colloidal silver by saying "Where's all of the peer-reviewed clinical studies?" show them this article and ask them, bluntly:
"You mean like all of those the 'peer-reviewed' clinical studies used by Big Pharma to justify the sale of billions of dollars worth of prescription drugs that are now the world’s third leading cause of death in men, women and children, behind heart disease and cancer?"
The bottom line is that antimicrobial silver has worked wonders against infections and related diseases for thousands of years (see History of the Medical Use of Silver).
And to my knowledge, there’s never been a death from oral or topical colloidal silver usage in its entire 110 year history, in spite of the fact that tens of millions of people worldwide now use it.
As Dr. Kent Holtorf, M.D., of the Holtorf Medical Group has stated:
“Silver compounds have been used as medicine since the late 1800’s and have been used as a treatment against infections by hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States.
Silver is a natural mineral in the same class as zinc, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, vanadium and zince which are important for health maintenance.
Humans naturally ingest from 22 to 300 mcg of silver per day from natural sources in food and water
…There is evidence that silver is a natural critical component of our immune system and that low tissue levels associated with dietary deficiency may result in a relatively weakened immune system, making one more prone to infection.
The modern versions of colloidal silver (oligodynamic silver) are shown to have little or no toxicity.”
And according to the Dartmouth University Toxic Metals Research Program:
"Trace amounts of silver are in the bodies of all humans and animals. We normally take in between 70 and 88 micrograms of silver a day, half of that amount from our diet.
Humans have evolved with efficient methods of dealing with that intake, however. Over 99 percent is readily excreted from the body.
Is silver harmful to humans?
Unlike other metals such as lead and mercury, silver is not toxic to humans and is not known to cause cancer, reproductive or neurological damage, or other chronic adverse effects."
Hundreds of Clinical Studies on Colloidal Silver
What’s more, there are indeed literally hundreds of clinical studies on the astonishing effectiveness of colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver, as well.
For example, you can find nearly 100 clinical studies and research papers on colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver at the link in this sentence.
So don’t let the skeptics and naysayers tell you there are no clinical studies. That’s a great big fat lie they’re hoping you’ll buy into without looking any further.
Many medical practitioners I’ve spoken with over the past 20 years actually believed this lie, until I’ve shown them the actual breadth and depth of clinical studies that have been conducted on colloidal silver and published in peer-reviewed journals.
What happens when they see all of these clinical studies on the antimicrobial qualities of silver (such as those at the link three paragraphs above)?
Often, their outlook is changed forever. As Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr. once stated, “A mind that is stretched by new ideas can never go back to its old dimensions.”
Real-Life Colloidal Silver Results
Nevertheless, as we’ve seen, in many cases clinical studies don't mean diddly-squat, because frankly, they can be faked.
What really matters are REAL-LIFE RESULTS.
So check out some of the real-life colloidal silver success stories at this link, and learn for yourself how people just like you are using colloidal silver to cure infections of all sorts, as well as serious illness and disease.
(The FDA requires me to tell you at this point that testimonials and anecdotal accounts do not constitute proof of efficacy. I happen to agree. But flawed, faked and rubber-stamped drug studies don’t constitute proof of efficacy, either. And so, personally, I choose to put more trust in the words of experienced and responsible colloidal silver users than in the words of the big drug companies and their biased shills who brand colloidal silver usage as “quackery”.)
The bottom line is that those who use dietary colloidal silver KNOW it’s astonishingly effective against infection and disease in an astonishing number of cases. It’s not perfect. Nothing is. But it works with amazing consistency for those who use it responsibly.
But those who shill for Big Pharma completely ignore the 2,000 year history behind the usage of antimicrobial silver, as well as the 110-plus year history behind the use of electrically generated colloidal silver. And they ignore the literally thousands upon thousands of positive anecdotal accounts that keep piling up, as well.
And to denigrate the historical and anecdotal data, they ask loaded questions like "Where's the peer-reviewed studies?"
But turn it around on them. Ask them why prescription drugs, with all of the supposed "peer-reviewed studies" behind them, and all of the supposedly stringent government regulation, are now the third leading cause of death in the world, behind heart disease and cancer.
And then ask them why there’s never been a death from oral or topical dietary use of colloidal silver usage in its entire 110 year history, in spite of the fact that tens of millions of people worldwide have been using it for decades.
Finally, ask them why world-recognized clinical research experts like Dr. Gotzsche say people would likely be better off, and would likely enjoy a higher quality of life, if they'd work with their doctors to get off of most of their drugs and use diet, nutrition and exercise to stay well, instead.
Where’s the Real Quackery?
The so-called "skeptics" groups and "quackbusters" love to label colloidal silver (as well as vitamins, herbs and other nutritional supplements) as "quackery."
And of course, they claim that Big Pharma’s drugs represent “science-based” or “evidence-based” medicine. But what happens when the science is flawed and the evidence is manipulated or outright faked?
The truth of the matter is this, according to experts like Dr. Gotzsche of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Big Pharma’s "evidence-based medicine" model is all too often what turns out to be based on quackery. Or worse yet, out-and-out Mafia-like fraud.
So always turn the table on the colloidal silver skeptics and naysayers, and press them to the wall with the facts. And they'll scurry back into their little dark holes.
For more great articles on colloidal silver, see the Colloidal Silver Update page.
To learn what the experts have to say the astonishing effectiveness of colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver, see the Expert Quotes on Colloidal Silver page.
To learn how to make your own high-quality, micro-particle colloidal silver, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and for less than 36 cents a quart, just click the link in this sentence.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver…
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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