Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Coming Ban on Colloidal Silver Generators

The Coming Ban on Colloidal Silver Generators

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Ever since the FDA wrote their infamous “Final Ruling” on colloidal silver back in August of 1999, they have been relentlessly pushing the notion that silver is “ineffective” as an anti-microbial or infection-fighting agent.

But now, a new crop of bureaucrats are actually questioning whether or not silver works too good, and might eventually pose a danger to our nation’s rivers, lakes and streams if enough of it gets into the environment and begins to kill off the “ecologically important” bacteria our fragile eco-system supposedly depends upon.

In just a moment, I’ll tell you why this new bureaucratic tactic has resulted in a stealth ban on the sale of colloidal silver generators, and ultimately on the sale of colloidal silver itself. But first, let me take one step back and remind you of how this all started…

A Little History: Why the FDA Will Have to Eat Their Words

Shortly after the FDA’s “Final Ruling,” I wrote a brief newsletter article explaining why the medical bureaucrats would eventually have to eat their words and refute the idea that silver is “ineffective” as an antimicrobial agent.

After all, I knew at the time that new research being conducted by big business and well as corporate medicine would prove silver beyond any shadow of a doubt to be a highly effective antimicrobial and infection-fighting agent.

I also knew that big business would ultimately start utilizing colloidal silver “nano-particles” (i.e., tiny micro-particles of silver measured in nanometers) as powerful disinfectants in a huge array of products in order to help stop the spread of bacteria, infection and disease.

I later expanded that article and published it under the title of “Big Business Moves Into Silver-Based Antimicrobials In a BIG Way.” The article revealed how dozens of large businesses were beginning to use silver as an infection-fighting agent in numerous applications. These applications include everything from disinfecting city drinking water…to sanitizing soda pop bottles…to killing microbes on food processing machinery…and even sanitizing towels, dish rags and bedding in the laundry.

What’s more, I revealed how silver was being used to eliminate bacterial growth on toothbrushes…and to make bandages up to 1000 times more effective at preventing wound infections. I also revealed how silver nano-particles are being used to retard microbial growth in alligator tanks in Florida…keep heating and cooling ducts bacteria and fungus-free throughout the United States…and even to keep potentially harmful germs from growing in the drinking water onboard the U.S. Space Shuttle. Plus I revealed many other astonishing uses for this most powerful of natural antibiotics.

Convincing the Natural Health Skeptics

My newsletter article helped convince literally thousands of natural health skeptics that mineral silver was indeed one of the most powerful natural infection-fighting agents known to man. What’s more, it helped people understand the simple fact that, contrary to the FDA’s vain assertions, silver in its natural liquid form – i.e., colloidal silver – is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent infections and cure a myriad of infectious illnesses and diseases.

My original newsletter article even demonstrated how you could use a safe, simple and relatively inexpensive countertop device called a colloidal silver generator to reap the same profound infection-fighting and antimicrobial benefits provided by the more expensive silver-laced products being produced and sold by Big Business.

Environmental Bureaucrats Add a Surprising New Twist to the Battle Against Colloidal Silver

While the FDA continues to push the same tired old story about silver’s inherent “ineffectiveness,” and continues to attack colloidal silver vendors who dare to reveal the true extent of silver’s incredible infection-fighting properties, a whole new crop of bureaucrats – this time, environmental bureaucrats – are sowing new seeds of doubt about silver. But this time they are doing so with a very interesting twist.

The twist is this: Instead of standing by the FDA’s false claim that silver is “ineffective,” the environmental bureaucrats admit that silver is actually an astonishingly effective infection-fighting agent. Yes, perhaps too darn effective, they say.

In fact, the environmental bureaucrats claim that silver is so effective, if too much of it is released back into the environment, it could harm our fragile eco-system by wiping out “ecologically important bacteria.” Therefore, the use of silver in products, as well as the use of silver-producing devices, must now be regulated!

For example, here’s an excerpt from an article titled, “Safety of New Bacteria-Killing Coating Questioned,” published on LiveScience.com:

While silver’s ability to kill bacteria has long been known, not everyone is sold on the idea of using silver nano-particles in consumer products. Limited research has been done on how they interact with other organisms, which is particularly critical because of the particles’ ability to penetrate cell membranes.

“Certainly it is a very good antimicrobial product,” says Zhiqiang Hu from the University of Missouri, who is studying the safety of silver nano-particles. “But, it can kill the benign species [of bacteria] as well.” Hu says what concerns him the most is the effect silver nano-particles could have on aquatic organisms. Many types of bacteria live in lakes and streams, and if silver nano-particles were to get into the water system they could disrupt the aquatic ecosystem.

Hu is not alone in his concerns. Andrew Maynard, the chief science advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, funded by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trust, is also concerned about the lack of research and regulation on the use of silver nano-particles. He says this technology is cropping up in unlikely products, like socks, kitchenware and cosmetics, to name a few.

“You have an anti-microbial agent appearing everywhere, including children’s fluffy toys, with no knowledge about its health or environmental implications,” Maynard says. “What are the chances of it taking out an ecologically important bacteria?”

Exactly how could silver from a “children’s fluffy toy” end up “taking out an ecologically important bacteria”? According to Dr. Hu, “The silver particles enter sewage systems following the washing of hands after people have handled the nanotechnology enhanced products.”

So there you have it. The environmental bureaucrats are actually claiming that because silver nano-particles are so effective at killing bacteria, and because they are now being used in a variety of products that people might touch before washing their hands and sending them into the sewage systems, they pose a potential serious risk to the environment. And what is that risk? It could harm “an ecologically important bacteria”!

Considering the fact that silver comes from the environment in the first place, this sounds like much ado about nothing, right? But it is really about something very important. In fact, it is…

…All About Control

If you read between the lines, you’ll see that this is all about control. The powers that be realize that silver has become one of the world’s most popular natural antimicrobial agents. Indeed, an estimated 10 million people across North America now use colloidal silver regularly. And there are millions more users around the world.

What’s more, Big Business is applying silver to so many new products; the bureaucrats can’t keep up with it. So, as you’ll see in a moment, they now want to restrict and control any product that uses silver as an antimicrobial agent, as well as any product that produces silver for use as an antimicrobial agent!

And as you’ll see shortly, they’re already using to use this new ploy – i.e., the idea that the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent is so effective it could eventually harm “ecologically important” bacteria in the environment – to draw up new laws governing the use of silver, and the use of silver-producing devices.

Yes, it has already begun. Only a few months ago the EPA quietly re-classified silver as a pesticide and a potential “environmental pollutant” under an antiquated 1947 law called the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This action allows the bureaucrats to regulate both the production and usage of silver, if it is being produced for antimicrobial purposes.

According to medical journalist Sepp Hasslberger:

More than a year ago, a little noticed article reported a study that found silver nano-particles, as found in silver colloids, were able to kill HIV, in addition to a broad spectrum of viral bugs. Now, the US health authorities seem to have found a way to prevent this breakthrough from making it into broad public use…The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now selectively targeting nano-silver as an “environmental pollutant,” while practically ignoring pharmaceuticals and toxic chemical pesticides. Indeed, the EPA is using emerging regulations on the health effects of nano-particles to selectively target colloidal silver products as “pesticides.”

According to an article by natural health journalist Ben Kage at NaturalNews.com:

…while the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to regulate popular nano-silver antibacterial products, ostensibly to protect consumers, critics say the move is a thinly veiled attempt to solely regulate nano-silver as a health supplement…Silver was brought under close EPA scrutiny when washing machine manufacturers began making models that sprayed tiny silver particles onto the clothes as an antibacterial agent. Last year, the EPA decided that the machines should be regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Under these regulations, any silver product that claims it has antibacterial properties must prove the product is safe to be released into the environment.

Mike Adams, a consumer health journalist and strong proponent of colloidal silver, rightly suggests the regulations might work better were they aimed at antibiotic drugs and other pharmaceuticals. He states:

“Isn't it interesting that the EPA chooses to completely ignore the environmental safety of all the millions of tons of pharmaceuticals flushed down toilets every year while selectively targeting silver products?” he said. “Why isn't the EPA concerned about the environmental toxicity of pharmaceuticals?”

In short, the bureaucrats are going to use the environment angle to justify controlling colloidal silver production and usage. Within a very short period of time, they are going to pass new regulations, and with the stroke of a pen companies will only be able to sell silver-based antimicrobial products if they can prove they are not going to harm some “ecologically important” bacteria in the environment!
As Ralph Fucetola, an attorney for the natural health industry who is known nationally as the “Vitamin Lawyer,” has pointed out, “The EPA will require proof of the safety of silver in the environment only if the companies make germ-killing claims…They are only concerned about safety if the public is being given information about silver’s germ-killing benefits.”

In other words, you can produce and sell all of the silver-based products you want, in any form you want, and let as much silver as you want escape back into the environment. No harm, no foul. But once you start telling consumers about silver’s phenomenal germ-killing and infection-fighting benefits, you automatically fall under the new regulations and must prove your silver-based product will not upset the eco-system before you can continue selling it!

Attorney Fucetola continues, “"Silver is spread throughout the environment already. Taking silver from the environment, using it and having some of it return to the environment is no different than the use of any other metal from the environment, whether iron, copper, or whatever.”

In short, the entire idea that silver must be regulated because it “returns to the environment” is just a smokescreen. In reality, all metals extracted from the environment eventually return to the environment. As noted health journalist Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com points out, “This is not a regulation designed to protect the environment from nanotechnology; it's a stealth ploy that selectively attempts to remove colloidal silver from the marketplace.”

And it’s not just colloidal silver the environmental bureaucrats are after. As you’re about to learn, it’s the devices that produce it, as well.

The End of the Line for Colloidal Silver Generators?

As mentioned earlier in this article, the EPA has already determined that clothes washing machines such as the new Samsung “Silver Care” product line that injects small amounts of colloidal silver into the rinse cycle in order to help keep dish rags, bedding and even clothing fresh and bacteria-free longer after each washing, must now be registered with them and ultimately regulated as a pesticide-producing device.

The bureaucrats now claim that the tiny amounts of silver discharged by the washing machine could get into the nation’s sewer systems and from there get into the lakes and streams, and harm aquatic bacteria. Therefore, these machines must now be registered with the EPA, and the manufacturer must prove that no harm to the environment can come from its usage!

What’s most important to understand about this story is how the Samsung “Silver Care” washer works: You see, this washer incorporates a small colloidal silver generator in its design that automatically kicks on during the rinse cycle, so clothing can be disinfected with silver particles at the same time they are being rinsed. If you don’t believe me, you can view the patent for this tiny colloidal silver generator yourself. It can be found online at

In other words, the EPA is already regulating the usage of colloidal silver generators for at least one major application. And the way their new regulations read, they actually cover all silver-producing devices – including the little home colloidal silver generators. In fact, they now all fall under the ridiculous heading of “pesticide producing” devices.

No Exaggeration

If you still think I’m exaggerating, you might want to read the EPA’s newly released regulatory document, published in the Federal Register, titled, “Clarification for Ion-Generating Equipment.” In it, you’ll see that the EPA ultimately intends to regulate ALL equipment that generates silver ions. For example, under the topic “Does This Action Apply to Me?” the EPA writes:

"In fact, you may be affected by this action if you sell or distribute ion-generating equipment that uses electrodes to emit chemical substances for pesticidal purposes. Potentially affected equipment include but are not limited to, washing machines containing electrodes that emit silver, copper, or zinc ions and ion generators used in swimming pools to kill algae and as an adjunct to the chlorination process [i.e., to kill bacteria]."

"This listing is not exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action."

"Other types of technology not listed in this notice could also be affected. The Agency requests information on any other type of equipment that generates ions from electrodes for pesticidal purposes that could be covered under this notice."

The EPA then goes on in this new regulation to interpret the term “pesticidal” as including anything that results in the killing of germs! In other words, they are calling on the public to report “any other type of equipment that generates [metallic] ions from electrodes” for germ-killing purposes!

The EPA regulatory document goes on to state:

The articles covered by this notice are ion generators that incorporate a substance (e.g., silver or copper) in the form of an electrode, and pass a current through the electrode to release ions of that substance for the purpose of preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating a pest such as bacteria or algae.

Because these items incorporate a substance or substances that accomplish their pesticidal function, such items are considered pesticides for purposes of FIFRA, and must be registered prior to sale or distribution.

Folks, what they have just described is a colloidal silver generator, pure and simple.

Manufacturers Have Only Until March 23, 2009

What’s more, the document goes on to say that manufacturers and importers of such equipment (i.e., silver or copper ion-producing electronic devices) have until no later than March 23, 2009 to register with the EPA, submit their documentation and then wait until the EPA “acts upon their application.”

According to the new regulations, retailers can continue to sell their remaining inventories of these electronic devices up to the time of the deadline, but cannot have any more of the devices manufactured for sale unless the manufacturer has already registered the device with the EPA and has had it approved, apparently after conducting the required environmental impact studies to prove they pose no harm to “ecologically important bacteria” in the environment.

If you can’t see the handwriting on the wall at this point, please don’t come to me a few months from now and try to say I didn’t tell you so when they finally regulate colloidal silver generators into oblivion. While the big international multi-million dollar corporations such as Samsung which use these devices to control bacteria might be able to comply with the required “environmental impact” regulations, there is not a snowball’s chance in hell that your average colloidal silver generator manufacturer will be able to comply. The costs are just too astronomical.

In short, the time is now coming – and is indeed already upon us – when colloidal silver generators will simply no longer be legal to sell for personal use, unless you are one of the big corporations who include them in products like washing machines and swimming pools, and have the requisite pull to get the products registered and approved.

Get a Colloidal Silver Generator Now, While They’re Still Legally Available

One of the smartest moves you can make is getting a high-quality colloidal silver generator now, while they are still legally available. In a matter of months you’ll probably have to pay through the nose to get one, and you’ll likely have to get it from some shady character operating out of the trunk of his car. And God only knows how shoddy the device will be.

Remember, manufacturers of metallic ion-producing devices have only until March 23, 2009 to comply with the new regulations. And retail sellers of such devices are only allowed to sell off their existing inventories between now and March 23rd, while waiting on their manufacturer to obtain EPA approval. (Most won’t be able to, because they can’t afford the studies to prove their devices won’t result in harm to the environment.)

In other words, under the new regulations the manufacturers can’t even make any more of the little generators unless they have EPA approval. And since most sellers of colloidal silver generators carry less than a month’s worth of existing inventory, the existing supply of colloidal silver generators could easily run out well before the end of this year. Indeed, within a matter of just a few short months there could be no legal colloidal silver generators left available anywhere in the U.S.!

But by putting the means of colloidal silver production into your hands right now, while it is still legal to do so and while high-quality colloidal silver generators are still commercially available, you’ll be able to protect yourself and your family against dangerous pathogens and disease-causing microorganisms literally for a lifetime. That’s because, when you own a colloidal silver generator you can make colloidal silver any time you want it, day or night, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for only pennies per batch. And there is absolutely nothing the bureaucrats can do about it.

What’s more, if you purchase a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator or one of the other fine generators from our good friends at The Silver Edge, you’ll gain a significant added advantage over conventional colloidal silver generators sold by other companies. That’s because the manufacturer of the devices sold by The Silver Edge has purposely designed them to use silver electrodes composed of one of the most popular and easily available forms of pure .999 fine silver jeweler’s wire, rather than those difficult-to-obtain flat silver bars used by other colloidal silver generator makers. This is important, since the silver electrodes in all colloidal silver generators need to be replaced at least once every two or three years. The silver electrodes used in the machines sold by The Silver Edge can always be purchased inexpensively from jewelers, or directly from The Silver Edge over the phone or internet. Pure .999 fine silver jeweler’s wire for your new generator from The Silver Edge will never be banned or become unavailable, because it is an integral part of silver jewelry-making.

What’s more, once you own one of these high-quality colloidal silver generators, you can use it for anything you want. For example, you can…

...Add four or five ounces of colloidal silver to your bath water, to help rapidly clear up skin infections or other pesky skin conditions

...Spray colloidal silver onto kitchen counter tops and cutting boards to kill germs, mold, mildew and other microbes

...Soak your store-bought fruits and vegetables in colloidal silver to eradicate potentially harmful bacteria and fungus from the food surfaces

...Clean and decontaminate faucets, door knobs, and other contact surfaces such as that filthy blade on your kitchen can opener, simply by spraying a little colloidal silver on them from time to time

...Add a couple of ounces of colloidal silver to your daily laundry as a natural antiseptic agent that will keep clothes, bath towels, dish rags, and other fabrics fresh and germ-free for weeks on end

...Soak your toothbrush in colloidal silver to prevent microbial contamination

...Spray colloidal silver directly onto the plants in your home or garden to stop fungal and bacterial outbreaks

...Spray colloidal silver around sinks, bathtubs and other surfaces to stop mold and mildew in its tracks

...Spray colloidal silver topically onto cuts and burns for prevention of infection, and to stimulate rapid wound healing

...Spray colloidal silver on your scalp each day to stop itching and dandruff almost instantly

You can even add colloidal silver to your pet’s water bowl to resolve internal infections and help prevent illness...add a little colloidal silver to your aquarium tank to prevent fungal "ick" and other tropical fish infections...put a drop or two of colloidal silver into your ears to knock out a pesky earache without having to use prescription antibiotics...Gargle with colloidal silver to eradicate sore throats...

...Put colloidal silver into a spray atomizer and sniff it up your nose to eliminate sinus infections...add a drop or two of colloidal silver into your eyes to stop Pink Eye or styes in a single afternoon...and there are so many, many more astonishing healing, infection-fighting and disease-preventing benefits you gain from using colloidal silver regularly, you’ll ask yourself why you’ve never tried it before!

What's more, because colloidal silver is safe to use internally, you can actually drink it in order to alleviate intestinal infections…stop urinary tract infections…cure upper respiratory infections…wipe out infection-based prostate problems…stop colds and flu in their tracks...and much, much more!

As Dr. Joseph Weissman, M.D., board certified immunologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Medical School has written:

“Today, many antibiotics are losing the battle with germs. Fortunately, the best germ killer, which was discovered over 2,000 years ago, is finally getting the proper attention from medical science – natural silver. I sincerely recommend that everyone have electrically generated silver in their home as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent.”

By getting a colloidal silver generator now – before the bureaucrats remove them from the market altogether – you guarantee yourself access to safe, natural, infection-fighting colloidal silver for the rest of your life.

Remember, there is nothing the bureaucrats want more than to control your access to colloidal silver, which means your ability to produce it. And in my opinion, they are going to take action a lot sooner than you might think. But there is not a thing the meddling bureaucrats can do about it if you already own a colloidal silver generator. Once you own the means of colloidal silver production, you are in charge.

Learn More About Colloidal Silver Usage, Quickly and Easily

If you need to learn more about colloidal silver usage before making the decision to purchase a colloidal silver generator, perhaps you should invest in an inexpensive copy of the brand new 60-minute studio-quality Colloidal Silver Secrets video, in which I personally demonstrate dozens of little-known ways colloidal silver can be used to kill infections, cure illness and disease, and prevent the spread of infections throughout your home…for just pennies.

The video is now available in both DVD and VHS formats, and for a limited time only is on sale for under $20, so it is a real bargain, particularly if you act quickly and decisively before it goes back to its regular price of $59.95.

If you prefer colloidal silver knowledge that is absolutely encyclopedic in scope, then you might want to take a look at my newly updated book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, which I have spent the last year and a half expanding from 252-pages to a whopping 547-pages.

It is now the single-most comprehensive book on colloidal silver usage in the world. (
Read more about it here.) This blockbuster book is the result of over 13 years worth of journalistic research into colloidal silver usage, including over 2,000 interviews with doctors, naturopaths, nurses, O.D.’s, dentists, chiropractors and regular folks alike regarding their experiences with colloidal silver.

Plus, it contains over 30 pages of specific colloidal silver dosage information for specific diseases. And you’ll find a complete synopsis of every major medical study on colloidal silver conducted from 1897 to the present day. Perhaps that’s why it is now the world’s #1 best-selling book on colloidal silver!

At the very least, you should take a moment to download a FREE copy of the new “Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage” report from our good friends at The Silver Edge by going to their web site at
www.TheSilverEdge.com. You’ll find the blue download box in the upper left-hand corner of the home page.

Act Now, Before It’s Too Late…
The handwriting is already on the wall. The environmental bureaucrats want nothing more than to completely control the production and use of colloidal silver. They want it so badly; they’ll even stoop so low as to claim they must slap new controls on colloidal silver production and usage in order to protect bacteria in the environment!

Of course, you already know what a lame excuse that is. After all, the environmental bureaucrats have not acted to force pharmaceutical companies to prove that their prescription antibiotic drugs aren’t harming the environment or killing off “ecologically important” bacteria, even though it is now well-known these drugs are turning up in the drinking water as well as in the food chain at unsafe levels.

So it is abundantly evident that the environmental bureaucrats are not interested in “protecting bacteria” or “protecting the environment.” That’s just a ploy to give them complete control over the production and use of silver-based products such as colloidal silver. What they want most is to regulate the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent. And in order to do so, they are willing to say just about anything.

So be sure to get a colloidal silver generator right away, before the bureaucrats regulate them into oblivion. I strongly recommend the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, because of its ability to produce tiny silver micro-particles that are so small (as low as.0008 microns), they can be absorbed directly into cells and tissues where chronic degenerative disease-causing “stealth-pathogens” such as mycoplasmas like to hide. Such tiny micro-particles are far more easily absorbed by the body, utilized for their infection-fighting purposes, and then expelled afterwards. Conventional forms of colloidal silver simply can’t compare. To learn more, to to
www.TheSilverEdge.com or call The Silver Edge today at: 1-888-528-0559 and place your order by phone.

P.S. Not to be outdone by the EPA, it now appears that the FDA – silver’s most vocal nemesis – has smelled blood in the water and is working overtime to get in on the act. In a recent article published in Science Daily, titled “FDA Sees Nanotech Challenges In Every Product Category It Regulates,” the FDA’s Emerging Nanotechnologies Director David Rejeski stated, "Today, FDA took a major step forward in fulfilling its responsibilities for nanotechnology oversight… [FDA intends to] move towards ensuring the benefits of nanotechnology are realized without undue risk.” Since the nano-material of choice among new product manufacturers is silver (according to Science Daily, silver now appears in over 139 brand new nano-tech products, far outstripping the use of other nano-materials such as carbon, gold or silica) it is not a difficult stretch to see where the FDA intends to go with this.

Of course, as I predicted in 1999, the heavy-handed bureaucrats at the FDA will now have to eat their own words and admit that silver is indeed nature’s most powerful natural infection-fighting agent. But in so doing they will give themselves broad new power to regulate the use of silver in every conceivable form. After all, they’re not about to let the EPA outmaneuver them in the long bureaucratic battle to control the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent.

Soon, colloidal silver generators will no longer be available to the general public, thanks to the spurious environmental issue. And you’d better believe that over-the-counter sales of colloidal silver will be in grave jeopardy too, as the bureaucrats continue to claim that the release of silver into the environment could harm “ecologically important” bacteria.

P.P.S. URGENT ALERT! Just as this article was going to press we found out that one of the most rabid environmental groups in the United States, the International Center for Technology Assessment, has filed legal briefs against the EPA in an effort to force them to clamp down faster on silver-based products, and enforce the new regulations which classify silver and the machines that produce it as “pesticides.”

This group has also published a listing of over 200 products that either contain small particles of silver, or that produce small particles of silver. And they are demanding that these products be brought under the regulatory grip of the EPA. In other words, they are demanding these products be regulated as “pesticides” and that their manufacturers immediately be forced to prove they are not harmful to “ecologically important” bacteria in the environment before they can continue to be sold.
What’s important about this new move by the environmentalists is that virtually every major manufacturer of bottled colloidal silver products is on that “hit list,” including Sovereign Silver, Meso-Silver, Utopia Silver and more. (You can view the list for yourself at http://www.nanoaction.org/nanoaction/page.cfm?id=244).

Ultimately, the environmentalists are pushing for a total ban on colloidal silver products, because they know there is not a single colloidal silver manufacturer in the world that can prove their product won’t harm some “ecologically important bacteria” in the environment.

If you’ve ever wanted to own the means of colloidal silver production, so that you will always have the ability to produce as much high-quality colloidal silver as you want, any time you need it, quickly and easily in the privacy and sanctity of your own home, this is obviously the time to act decisively to obtain a high-quality colloidal silver generator before the environmental bureaucrats begin clamping down on the sale of colloidal silver and the machines that produce it. Don’t let the environmental bureaucrats rob you of your right to protect yourself against infections and disease with colloidal silver, particularly now that scientists are beginning to confirm that deadly, antibiotic-resistant MRSA and other super-pathogens which are easily decimated by colloidal silver have entered the food chain.

Instead, obtain the means of colloidal silver production for yourself and your family, and you’ll be able to make high-quality colloidal silver, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, literally for the rest of your life. Just call 1-888-528-0559 today, and place your order for one of the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generators from our good friends at The Silver Edge. Or shop online at

P.P.S. When Dr. Bob Beck, PhD., invented the first crude home colloidal silver generator for the natural health market back in the 1980’s, he recognized that the bureaucrats wanted nothing more than to prevent you from taking control of your own health by enjoying the ability to heal your own infections and related diseases without having to use expensive and potentially dangerous prescription antibiotic drugs. His oft-stated motto was “Take back your power.”

Since that time, colloidal silver generators have come a long way. Many are far more sophisticated than the original “Beck” units, and in some cases they produce a far superior and more therapeutic form of colloidal silver – such as the tiny silver micro-particles produced by the new
Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge. What’s more, high-quality generators like the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator are literally built to last for a lifetime.

Dr. Beck’s legacy lives on through these new units inspired by his original invention. But so does the bureaucratic battle he fought for years. And now it is entering a brand new phase. Soon, Americans will not be able to purchase colloidal silver generators at all if the current situation does not change. And over-the-counter sales of colloidal silver may also be restricted – all thanks to the spurious environmental issue described throughout this article.

So make sure you protect your ability to take control of your family’s health and well-being by obtaining a high-quality colloidal silver generator now, while you still can. This may literally be the last time colloidal silver generators are ever available again, as the bureaucratic noose is tightening rapidly. So you might want to act quickly and decisively while there is still time. Be sure to “Take back your power” today and get a high-quality colloidal silver generator from our good friends at The Silver Edge.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Colloidal Silver and Its Many Documented Uses

Colloidal Silver and Its Many Documented Uses

One of my favorite health books is the best-selling Prescription for Nutritional Healing by certified nutrition counselor Phyllis A. Balch and her husband Dr. James F. Balch, M.D.

In it, the Balch’s document 25 different health conditions for which colloidal silver has been found to be astonishingly effective. And for each listed condition, they briefly explain how colloidal silver has been demonstrated to help.

(See Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, by Phyllis A. Balch CNC and James F. Balch, M.D. (Available on Amazon.com)

Beginning on page 66, the authors state:

Colloidal Silver can be applied topically, taken by mouth or administered intravenously. Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops, and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing. Taken internally, colloidal silver can be used to fight infection. It has been shown to be effective against more than 650 disease-causing organisms, including Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria and the fungus Candida Albicans.”

Other uses of colloidal silver documented throughout the book are:

Abscess – “Acts as a natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.” (p. 120)

AIDS – “A broad-spectrum antiseptic that subdues inflammation and promotes healing of skin lesions. Can also be used orally.” (p. 141)

Athlete’s Foot – “A natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Promotes healing.” (p. 200)

Bedsores – “A natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Protects against infection and promotes healing.” (p. 212)

Bladder Infection – “A natural antibiotic. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi. Promotes healing.” (p. 217, 219, 220)

Bronchitis – “A natural antibiotic that destroys bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Promotes healing.” (p. 232)

Burns – “A natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Promotes healing. For severe burns, use spray form.” p. 242)

Candidiasis – “Colloidal Silver is a natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing.” (p. 266)

Diarrhea – “Acts as a natural alternative to antibiotics.” (p. 326)

Dog Bite – “To reduce the danger of infection. Can be taken internally or placed on a sterile bandage covering the wound.” (p. 330)

Ear Infection – “A natural antibiotic. Can be taken orally or used as an ear wash.” (p. 340)

Hearing Loss – “Excellent antiviral agent. Can also be used as ear drops for infection or inflammation.” (p. 414)

Influenza – “Good for viral infections. Promotes healing.” (p. 468)

Pneumonia – “Reduces inflammation and promotes healing of lesions in lung tissue.” (p. 568)

STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Disease) – “An antiseptic that rapidly reduces inflammation and promotes healing of lesions.” (p. 621)

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) – “A natural antibiotic that has shown effectiveness in treating shingles. Can be taken internally and used topically.” (p. 622)

Sinusitis – “A natural antibiotic.” (p. 625)

Snakebite – “An antiseptic that reduces inflammation and promotes healing of skin sores.” (p. 639)

Sore Throat – “A powerful antibiotic with no known side effects.” (p. 640)

Spider Bite – “An antibiotic that reduces inflammation, promotes healing, and inhibits infection.” (p. 642)

Sunburn – “Antiseptic to prevent infection. Subdues inflammation and promotes healing.” (p. 651)

Tonsillitis – “An antibiotic that reduces inflammation and inhibits infection.” (p. 658)

Tuberculosis – “An antiseptic that subdues inflammation and heals lesions.” (p. 662)

Ulcerative Colitis – “A natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing. Can be taken by mouth or applied topically.” (p. 667)

Vaginitis – “A broad-spectrum natural antibiotic that subdues inflammation and promotes healing.” (p. 671)

Our Highest Recommendation
We highly recommend the Balch’s book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which is usually available on Amazon.com. Since its inception, it has become the most quoted reference book in health food stores around the country, and without a doubt is one of the best selling and most thoroughly useful books of all times on the topic of natural health and healing.

For far more detailed information on colloidal silver usage – including three full chapters of specific dosage information for a wide variety of health conditions and diseases – see the newly updated, 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual at http://www.ultimatecolloidalsilvermanual.com/. The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual is now the world’s #1 bestselling guidebook to colloidal silver and its usage.

You might also want to look into getting an inexpensive copy of the brand new, 60-minute, studio-quality Colloidal Silver Secrets Video, at http://www.colloidalsilversecretsvideo.com/. This powerful new video is the perfect resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of colloidal silver usage in a quick, concise, visual format. You’ll also learn how to make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality home colloidal silver generator, how to pick the right colloidal silver generator for your specific needs, as well as how to construct your own emergency colloidal silver generator within two minutes, out of standard 9 volt household batteries.

To learn more about making your own colloidal silver for only pennies per batch with a high-quality colloidal silver generator, read about the brand new Micro-Particle Home Colloidal Silver Generator at http://www.thesilveredge.com/

Friday, June 20, 2008

7 Good Reasons to Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

7 Good Reasons to Make Your Own High-Quality Colloidal Silver Rather Than Purchasing Commercial Brands

Most people don’t realize that making your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator is actually superior to buying commercial brands. Here are 7 reasons why making your own colloidal silver gives you a dramatic edge over the use of commercial brands.

Reason #1: You can make colloidal silver so inexpensively you can literally afford to bathe in it!
That’s right. When you make your own colloidal silver, you’ll never get ripped off again by greedy colloidal silver vendors. A typical 4-oz. bottle of colloidal silver contains only about 6 to 12 cents worth of actual silver particles. Yet they charge you up to $30 for that tiny bottle. That's a 2,400% mark-up on every bottle!

But when you make your own colloidal silver you can do so for literally a few pennies per quart. Your only real costs are the distilled water (about 79 cents a gallon at Wal-Mart), and once each year or two you’ll probably have to spend somewhere around $25 to replace the set of pure, .999 fine silver wire that usually comes with your generator when you buy one. Yet with a high-quality colloidal silver generator, a single set of pure silver wire costing you about $25 will allow you to produce over $24,000 worth of colloidal silver (no kidding!) over the course of a year, based on typical health food store prices of up to $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle!

So when you factor in the cost of the silver wire, the tiny amount of electricity needed to run the generator (which is generally less than what’s required to run a tiny Christmas tree light bulb) and the cost of the distilled water, it comes out to about 36 cents a quart or less to make a high-quality colloidal silver solution that just blows away the conventional, commercially prepared brands. That’s about as close to producing colloidal silver for “free” as you can get!

Compare that to commercial brands costing up to $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle, and you’ll see why we say that when you make your own colloidal silver, you can literally afford to bathe in it. In fact, all you have to do is brew up a one-quart batch (total cost: 36 cents) and toss it into your bathwater before bathing. Its soothing and invigorating effects on the skin are beyond compare!

Reason #2: You won’t get ripped off with diluted colloidal silver solutions!

In recent tests only about 43% of the bottled colloidal silver products tested contained the actual concentration of silver listed on the label. Most commercial brands tested contained far less silver than stated on the label. And some contained no silver particles at all!

In fact, one manufacturer who got caught selling colloidal silver with no actual silver particles in the solution later claimed he had put the “vibrational pattern” of the silver in the water, and thus felt he had no need to add actual silver particles. Hey, that’s fine with me, as long as the product was advertised and labeled as containing no actual silver particles. But don’t expect too much from a product like that in terms of aiding your health and well-being!

Now don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of homeopathy. But even homeopathy starts with the actual substance, and then takes it through a multi-step dilution process. These guys later admitted that they “translated the vibrational pattern” of silver particles into music (yes, music) and then transferred the same pattern into the water by playing the music as the water was being bottled. Yes, they called this “colloidal silver.” But maybe they should have named it “musical water.” As Sponge Bob says, “Good luck with that!”

This is why it is so important to make your own colloidal silver. When you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator, you control the concentration. Depending upon which type of colloidal silver generator you buy, you can make 5 ppm, or 10 ppm, or 20 ppm, or even hundreds of ppm if you prefer. But you always know exactly what you’re getting, every time you make it. You can’t get scammed, unless you plan on scamming yourself!

The bottom line is that in order to avoid being ripped off by greedy vendors, you have to control the means of colloidal silver production. And that’s exactly what happens when you own a high-quality colloidal silver generator. You become the colloidal silver manufacturer…which allows you to produce the concentration you want!

Reason #3: The freshness and potency of your colloidal silver is always in your hands rather than some vendor’s hands!

By making your own colloidal silver fresh, you can rest assured it has not been sitting in some hot warehouse for six months before being shipped to your local health food store, where it sits on the shelf for another six months losing potency before it is sold to you. When you make your own, it is fresh every time. The electrical charge on every particle of silver is at its peak.

Here’s a dirty little secret most commercial vendors don’t want to tell you: to get the best prices, people selling commercial brands have to purchase huge quantities of colloidal silver at a time from a manufacturing plant. These huge quantities are usually sold to them in 55 gallon drums that are later shipped to a contract manufacturing laboratory where the colloidal silver is bottled up in those tiny four-ounce or eight-ounce bottles, and then shipped back to the vendor in cases of 12 or 24 bottles.

This inventory then sits in a warehouse, through summer heat and winter cold, while it is slowly being sold off, case by case, or bottle by bottle to the various health food stores or internet vendors, who in turn sell it to colloidal silver users like you.

Since all electrical charges in nature dissipate over time, and do so even faster when exposed to hot or cold, you have no idea how much electrical charge is left on the silver particles once you’ve finally purchased a bottle. Why? Because you have no idea how long that colloidal silver sat in a 55 gallon drum before being bottled…or how long that bottle sat in a hot or cold warehouse…or how long it sat in a UPS truck in the depth of winter or the heat of summer during shipment…or how long it sat on a store shelf before you purchased it.

But when you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator, you can make it fresh every time for just pennies per batch. You never have to be concerned about whether or not the product was already five months old, or ten months old, or fifteen months old or even 24 months old when it was finally sold to you.

You can make it fresh every time you need some, or you can simply throw out batches at three months, six months, or a year, or whatever makes you comfortable. (I throw mine out after a year, even if there is no evidence of silver particles settling out of suspension. But I don’t waste it. I toss it into our hot tub for added protection from microbial growth, or put it in the dog’s water bowl, or even use it in the laundry to help keep bedding, towels, dishrags and underclothing fresh and microbe-free longer.)

Obviously, throwing away colloidal silver is something one might be reluctant to do if you have paid up to $30 or more for a tiny 4-ounce bottle from a commercial vendor. But when you make your own high-quality colloidal silver for about thirty-six cents a quart, it is no big deal at all! If you’re unsure of the freshness or potency of a batch you’ve made previously, toss it out into the garden (yes, plants love it) and make a fresh new batch for yourself for just pennies, and use that instead!

Reason #4: You’ll have no hidden fillers, dyes, protein or gelatin coatings, or other additives in your colloidal silver!

When you make your own colloidal silver, you eliminate all hidden fillers, dyes, protein coatings, gel coatings or other additives and “stabilizers” used by commercial vendors. You get pure colloidal silver every time, because you’re in control of the entire colloidal silver production process.

Believe it or not, many unscrupulous commercial colloidal silver vendors actually add ingredients to their colloidal silver products that don’t appear on the label. For example, some add yellow food coloring. That’s because they know that novice colloidal silver users are under the misguided impression that “golden-colored” colloidal silver has more powerful infection-fighting qualities. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. There has never been a study demonstrating that golden-colored colloidal silver is superior in any way to colloidal silver that is crystal clear. But this little piece of conventional “wisdom” persists, and some commercial colloidal silver vendors try to capitalize on it by adding yellow food dye to their product, to make it appear golden-colored.

The problem is that any time you add an ingredient to your colloidal silver – whether it is any of the popular additives such as salt, baking soda, MSM, aloe vera or even food dye – you create a condition in which the silver particles begin to bond together in large clusters around the additive. That’s because the additive changes the electrical potential of the silver particle, allowing particles that would normally repel each other in the solution to bond with each other instead, forming large particle clusters. This generally causes premature precipitation of the silver particles (i.e., the silver particles begin to fall out of suspension and coat the bottom of the bottle), not to mention the fact that you are ingesting overly large silver particle clusters instead of the far more effective individual silver micro-particles you really need for maximum infection-fighting power.

In other documented cases, colloidal silver vendors have added protein or gelatin coatings to their silver particles, ostensibly in order to help stabilize them in the solution. The resulting problem is that those coatings so completely cover the silver particles that microbial growth begins to spread on the outer shell of the coating. The silver particles can’t kill the microbes because they are coated so thoroughly by the gelatin or protein! And therefore you actually get microbial growth inside of a colloidal silver product!

But that simply can’t happen when you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator. Each of the literally billions of sub-microscopic silver particles in your solution are “raw,” meaning they are not coated by any substance or bonded to any substance. It is simply pure silver, and nothing else. And therefore microbial growth simply cannot take place in the solution.

Reason #5: You’ll always enjoy instant access to colloidal silver when you need it the most!

If you’ve been using colloidal silver for even a moderate amount of time, you’ve probably experienced a situation in which you really needed some quickly, but didn’t have any handy. So maybe you had to leave the house in a mad dash, and drive to your local health food store to get some, hoping they still had your favorite brand in stock. Or you had to order it over the internet and wait a week or longer to receive it.

But with a high-quality colloidal silver generator in your home, you’ll never again have to worry about running out of colloidal silver at an inopportune time, such as when you’re coming down with a cold, or one of your children have picked up a tummy bug, or you go out for dinner and come home with a nasty case of food poisoning.

Instead, you can simply break out your handy colloidal silver generator, plug it in, and start making colloidal silver right then and there, when it is needed the most! As a family man, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been thankful over the past 12 years that we’ve had our own home colloidal silver generator when unexpected health crises have struck, and we’ve been able to brew up a batch quickly and easily in order to nip a potentially serious health problem in the bud.

What’s more, because we’re in business and frequently eat out when meeting new clients, we are constantly exposed to pathogens far in excess of what you might be exposed to at home. As you likely know from the newspaper headlines, restaurant foods are notorious carriers of pathogens, and many tons of restaurant foods -- ranging from meat to lettuce to fruits and vegetables -- have been re-called by the FDA in recent years due to excessive microbial contamination. So we’ve had more than our fair share of battles with “tummy bug” infections and outright food poisoning over the years. It is much more common than you might think if you don’t eat out a lot.

But in each instance we’ve been able to brew up a nice, fresh batch of colloidal silver directly after the food poisoning symptoms started, and stop the problem dead in its tracks. This has saved us hours (or even days) of pain and turmoil and lost work, not to mention money saved from not having to incur doctor’s bills. And it has also allowed us to feel a lot safer when we have to travel on business and eat out. We know if anything goes wrong, we always have our handy colloidal silver generator to solve the problem!

Reason #6: You are not dependent on the manufacturer to control the silver particle size; instead, you control it!

When you purchase colloidal silver from a health food store or through an internet vendor, you have no way of knowing what the silver particle size is. Sure, there will probably be some label claims regarding particle size. But if nearly half of the commercial colloidal silver brands tested had lower concentrations than what was stated on the label (see Reason #2, above), then how many of those companies are also lying about the particle size? The truth is, even when the particle size is listed on the label, it is often an arbitrary, or even completely exaggerated figure.

In fact, in one recent case we discovered a company selling bottled colloidal silver that included a label claim of a .0007 micron particle size. Now that’s an unusually small particle size. And some very special equipment is required in order to make silver particles that small. So when we ran across this company at a health food show, we questioned them about the equipment used to make their bottled colloidal silver product. And guess what we found out? They didn’t know what equipment was used! That’s right. They were buying their colloidal silver in bulk in 55 gallon drums from a manufacturer on the east coast, and didn’t have a clue as to how it was made. In other words, they were simply making up their label claim in regards to the size of their silver particles. When we asked “How do you know the silver particles in your product are .0007 microns?” they answered, “We don’t. But you know how things are in the colloidal silver business. You have to tell the customers what they want to hear.” Arrrgh!

That’s one more good reason why it’s so important to own a high-quality colloidal silver generator, i.e., you can control all of the factors that determine particle size:

First of all, you control the water quality. By using only pure steam-distilled water when you make colloidal silver (available inexpensively at just about any Wal-Mart or large chain supermarket), you’ll dramatically reduce your particle size. That’s because any other form of water, including filtered water, alkaline water, structured water and even R/O (i.e., reverse osmosis) water all contain varying degrees of mineral content that will cause silver particles to agglomerate (i.e., electrically bond together) into larger particle clusters. By using only pure steam-distilled water, your silver particles won’t cluster or bond excessively into larger particle agglomerates.

Secondly, as mentioned in Reason #4 above, you control the additives. If you want the smallest silver particles possible, you should never use any additives when making colloidal silver. This includes salt, MSM, cayenne pepper, aloe vera, flavor enhancers, color enhancers, or any of the other popular additives that have been used by various commercial colloidal silver vendors. This is a very simple yet vital maxim: Additives cause the formation of larger silver particles and particle clusters. By making your own colloidal silver, you can eliminate all additives and thereby dramatically reduce the production of larger silver particles and particle agglomerates!

Third, by making your own colloidal silver you are in control of the electrical current and therefore you control the rate and size at which silver particles leave the silver electrodes and enter the solution. Generally speaking, commercial colloidal silver manufacturers are all about speed-to-market. In other words, the quicker they can get their product made and get it to market, the faster they can make money. Therefore, they frequently use excessively high electrical currents that “blow” silver particles off the silver electrodes quickly, often resulting in overly large particles. But by making your own colloidal silver with a high-quality, low-voltage DC colloidal silver generator such as the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com, the silver particles trickle slowly and gently off the silver electrodes over a period of hours rather than being “blown” quickly off of the electrodes by excessive electrical current. And this allows you incredible control over the size of your silver particles. The bottom line is that overly high electrical currents can create colloidal silver quickly, but they also produce overly-large, chunk-like particles of silver. But a low, gentle electrical current produces extremely small silver particles that the body can absorb, utilize and excrete afterwards with amazing efficiency and effectiveness.

And finally, you can control the electrolysis, which means the build-up of electrical current in the water over time as more and more silver particles enter the solution. Excessive electrolysis presents a two-fold problem: One, it causes silver particles to bond together into large clusters. And two, it causes silver particles to be “pulled” (for lack of a better word) from the silver electrodes at a faster pace and a larger particle size. So you’d think commercial vendors would do everything possible to limit electrolysis when making colloidal silver. But most don’t. Why? Again, it’s because commercial vendors are all about speed-to-market. They don’t bother to limit electrolysis because it dramatically slows down the colloidal silver-making process. But it is the right thing to do if you are concerned about controlling the particle size in your colloidal silver solution.

That’s why we recommend making your own colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com. It has specifically been designed to automatically limit electrolysis during the entire colloidal silver-making process. In fact, it comes with a built-in “bubbler” that thoroughly aerates the solution during the colloidal silver-making process. You see, air is one of nature’s least electrically conductive substances. By thoroughly aerating your solution during the colloidal silver-making process, you dramatically reduce electrolytic buildup in the water, and thereby prevent the formation of excessively large silver particles and particle clusters. It takes a little longer to make a good batch of colloidal silver (about three hours, with a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator), but it is well worth the wait!

Unfortunately, we have not found a single commercial manufacturer of colloidal silver that aerates their solutions during the colloidal silver-making process.

Reason #7: You’ll always be able to produce the superior ionic form of colloidal silver, which is up to 1,000 times more potent than silver particulates being sold by commercial colloidal silver vendors!
It has recently become quite a fad among many commercial colloidal silver vendors to sell silver particulates, which are also known as “metallic” colloidal silver or “particulate” colloidal silver. These vendors frequently use the patently false claim that particulate silver is the only “true” colloidal silver in existence, and that it is superior to ionic colloidal silver in every way. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, the particulate form of colloidal silver, while faddishly popular thanks to the marketing hyperbole that goes along with it, has in reality been demonstrated to be one of the weakest forms of colloidal silver available, particularly in terms of microbial killing power.

Keep in mind that colloidal silver has been around since Edison harnessed electricity in the late 1800’s. And many hundreds of tests and studies on colloidal silver have been conducted over the past eleven decades by legitimate laboratories, well-known research facilities, hospitals, major university medical departments, and even by the U.S. military and the U.S. government. And to my knowledge, no one…and I repeat, no one…has found particulate colloidal silver to be superior to ionic silver, except for the internet promoters who constantly claim their bottled particulate colloidal silver products are superior to all others. Isn’t that interesting?

In the newly updated, 547-page edition of my book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual (www.UltimateColloidalSilverManual.com) I list over 158 different medical studies conducted over the past thirty years demonstrating the incredible effectiveness of the ionic form of colloidal silver. These include studies by the U.S. Army Burn Center, major medical universities, famous scientists, respected doctors, and more. But the only studies I’ve been able to find on the so-called particulate form of colloidal silver have been the one’s conducted by a single, supposedly “independent” laboratory that, upon further examination, turns out to be owned by the main company that manufactures and sells the particulate form of silver. That’s hardly what I’d call “independent.”

On the other hand, a respected company called Natural Immunogenics recently hired scientists to test the two forms of colloidal silver -- ionic v/s particulate – against each other using stringent FDA testing standards. The results were astonishing. In these tests, the ionic form of colloidal silver was demonstrated to be up to 1,000 times more effective than the particulate form when tested against pathogenic microorganisms. The study showed that virtually all claims of effectiveness made for the particulate form were the exact opposite of the truth. Far from being more effective, the particulate form of colloidal silver turned out to be a small fraction as effective as the ionic form.

While these results shocked some people, they should not have been surprising. After all, when Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. did his groundbreaking work at Syracuse Medical University on the infection-fighting and tissue-regenerating power of electrically generated silver in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, it was the ionic form he used. If you read his two New York Times bestselling books, The Body Electric and Cross Currents, you will see that he constantly refers to the silver ion as being the major infection-fighting and tissue-regenerating factor in all of his well-known medical studies.

What’s more, Albert T. McManus, MD, the Chief of Microbiology at the U.S. Army Burn Center, which is operated by the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, states forthrightly regarding silver’s ability to prevent infections in burn patients, “…conversion of silver to silver ions is necessary for efficacy”.

In short, it is the silver ion that produces the microbial “killing power” of colloidal silver. And the good news is this: When you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator you will always get the ionic form of colloidal silver. Don’t let commercial colloidal silver vendors lead you down Primrose Lane with their marketing hyperbole. When you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality generator, you are producing the same type of colloidal silver proven over and over again in medical studies to be the most effective!

One Final Important Thought…
Of course, not all colloidal silver generators are the same. There are high-quality units, and there are some real stinkers out there, too. And therefore, while just about any colloidal silver generator will allow you to enjoy the 7 dramatic benefits spelled out above to some extent, not every generator is specifically designed to maximize them.

For example, many colloidal silver generators don’t include the special electronics that properly balance the voltage against the amperage during the colloidal silver-making process in order to produce an electrical current that allows the silver particles to trickle slowly and gently off the silver electrodes over a period of several hours, rather than being blasted off the electrodes in larger chunks over a shorter period of time. Other generators require the use of additives such as salt or baking soda in order to get the colloidal silver-making process started, which of course, always results in the production of overly large silver particles which can dramatically reduce the infection-fighting power of your colloidal silver solution. And finally, most colloidal silver generators don’t come with a built-in aeration device that allows you to limit the buildup of electrolysis in your colloidal silver solution, and produce billions of tiny silver micro-particles for maximum effectiveness in the human body.

In short, to truly enjoy each of the 7 benefits above you need to use a colloidal silver generator that is specifically designed to maximize them. That’s why we recommend the brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from www.TheSilverEdge.com. It’s a bona fide breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, and as you’ll see, there is nothing like it anywhere. In fact, since its inception it has rapidly become the #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator in the world!

So if you wish to take advantage of all of the health-boosting, money-saving benefits of making your own high-quality colloidal silver, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com. You’ll be glad you did, I promise!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Colloidal Silver v/s the Flu Vaccine

Colloidal Silver v/s the Flu Vaccine

The CDC has now announced that 2007-2008 was the worst flu season in three years (see news article below), chiefly because the flu vaccine didn’t work very well.

That’s odd. My wife and I didn’t get the flu this year, nor did we get it during the last flu season, either. And we never take the flu vaccine.

We got the sniffles a few times this winter. But each time we started feeling a bit under the weather, we powered down some home-made micro-particle colloidal silver along with some extra nutritional supplements such as D-Ribose and Dimethylglycine, and knocked the bug out before it could even get started.

Plenty of people around us got the flu, however, including a number of our family members. (Can you guess which ones got sick? Yes, it was the ones who constantly tell us we’re “crazy” for taking colloidal silver and other nutritional supplements. And they’d all been vaccinated!)

No Lies

Now I’m not going to lie to you. There have been a few times over the past 14 years when certain flu strains came around that even colloidal silver couldn’t stop. After all, colloidal silver isn’t perfect. But it generally beats the pants off of the chemical alternatives offered by the orthodox medical establishment.

For example, I can remember when the Hong Kong flu strain reared its ugly head about seven years ago, and I got sick as a dog, in spite of taking prodigious quantities of colloidal silver and other nutritional supplements at the time. Of course, I was pretty worn down from a rigorous 16-hour a day work schedule at the time. And I probably wasn’t eating as healthy as I should have been, either.

But the very next year the Sydney flu strain came around with a vengeance. This was a particularly virulent strain, which killed a number of elderly folks throughout the central and eastern U.S., as well as a number of youngsters in the southern states.

And even though my wife and I were repeatedly exposed to that potentially deadly flu virus when a number of our family and friends came down with it, we sailed right through that winter flu season completely unscathed.

What’s more, I was right in the middle of interviewing literally hundreds of experienced colloidal silver users for an early version of my book on colloidal silver usage (now called the The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual), and every one of them seemed to have the same story: They bypassed the flu, often entirely, while their family members and friends who had refused to try colloidal silver suffered in misery.

Colloidal Silver Made the Difference

Once again, the only difference between my wife and I, and those of our family and friends who suffered for several weeks at a time from that nasty flu, was the fact that they refused to take colloidal silver and we were taking our regular one ounce a day of homemade micro-particle colloidal silver, and increasing the dosage to three or four ounces a day if we felt the sniffles coming on. Plus, we increased our intake of other nutritional supplements such as the D-Ribose and Dimethylglycine mentioned above.

The bottom line is that I’ll take my colloidal silver and other nutritional supplements over the flu shot any day. I like the safety of using a completely natural infection-fighting agent such as colloidal silver rather than being jabbed with a chemical cocktail composed of “killed” viruses and chemical agents such as thimerserol (mercury), Triton X-100 (a detergent) and formaldehyde, among others.

The Darn Flu Vaccine Doesn’t Work, Anyway

Dr. Sherry Tenpenny, DO, a well-known vaccine critic, recently pointed out the utter futility of depending upon flu shots for protection. She wrote:

…The Cochrane Collaboration produced a series of articles in 2005 reviewing the published literature to determine the effectiveness of the flu shot. Nothing substantiating its usefulness was found. In a review of 51 studies involving more than 260,000 children…researchers concluded that there was “No evidence that injecting children 6-23 months of age with flu vaccines is any more effective than placebo.”

For healthy adults, the results were similar. A total of 25 studies were reviewed that included more than 60,000 study participants. Again, The Cochrane Group found that vaccination reduced risk of influenza by a meager 6% and reduced the number of days missed from work by less than one (0.16) day. Researchers concluded, “Universal immunization of healthy adults was not supported by the results of this review.”

For the elderly population, the prime target group for flu shots, The Cochrane Group reviewed 64 studies and chided that, “The runaway 100% effectiveness that's touted by proponents [of the flu shot] was nowhere to be seen…What you see is that marketing rules the response to influenza, and scientific evidence comes fourth or fifth.”

A new study, soon to be released in the prestigious medical journal, Vaccine, resulted in the same conclusion. The study was undertaken to determine whether the incidence of influenza had decreased in Ontario, Canada following the introduction of the Universal Influenza Immunization Campaign (UIIC) in 2000. All laboratory-confirmed influenza cases—diagnosed between January 1990 and August 2005—were analyzed. It was determined that, “…despite intensified vaccination distribution and the increased financial resources used to promote vaccination,” the incidence of influenza had not been decreased by the national flu shot campaign.

Well, that’s not saying much for the flu vaccine, is it?

Alzheimer’s from Flu Vaccines?

Worse yet, according to Dr. Tenpenny, more than one prominent researcher has linked flu vaccines to Alzheimer’s disease. Hugh Fudenberg, MD, an immunogeneticist and biologist with nearly 850 papers published in peer review journals, has reported that “if an individual had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had zero, one, or two shots."

Whoa! That sounds pretty serious to me.

What’s more, it turns out that Dr. Boyd Haley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, who has done extensive research in the area of mercury toxicity and the brain, has established a likely connection between toxic mercury (such as that found in flu vaccines) and Alzheimer’s disease. In a paper published in collaboration with researchers at University of Calgary, Haley stated that “seven of the characteristic markers that we look for to distinguish Alzheimer's disease can be produced in normal brain tissues, or cultures of neurons, by the addition of extremely low levels of mercury.”

Well, that’s enough for me. I’ve never taken the flu vaccine, and I never will.

Stubborn, Yes. Stupid, No.

Now I have to admit, I’m stubborn about it. I’d rather get sick for a week to 10 days with the flu, than risk Alzheimer’s disease eight or ten years down the road from a vaccine that doesn't appear to work anyway, based upon the available data. Now I don't expect everyone else to feel thhe same way about it. It's the difference of opinion that makes horse races, as they say. And everyone has to take care of themselves the best way they know how.

And to be perfectly honest with you, I used to come down with the flu just about every year. But ever since my wife and I started taking colloidal silver some 14 years ago, we have had very few full-blown incidences of the flu. We’ve pretty much avoided it completely over the last three or four years (i.e., ever since the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator was developed). And even before then we noticed that our bouts with the flu were far less frequent than in the past, and were of shorter duration and lower intensity than ever before.

In my most recent round of interviews with regular users of colloidal silver while updating The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual from 252-pages to over 540-pages, I continued to hear the same thing from just about everyone I interviewed.

As 90-year old Bea Riley told me, “Steve, I haven’t even had a cold since 1998 when I purchased my first colloidal silver generator and began using colloidal silver. Every time I feel one coming on, I just start taking a few ounces a day, and it never seems to get past the sniffles stage.”

Bea’s story is pretty much typical. Regular colloidal silver users report less frequent colds and flu. And when they do get sick, the duration is generally shorter than usual, and the intensity less than what they’ve experienced in the past.

Some people say it’s stupid not to take the flu vaccine. But based on my own personal experience, and what I’ve heard from over 2,000 experienced colloidal silver users over the past 14 years, I’d say it’s stupid not to use colloidal silver instead.


CDC says 2007-2008 worst flu season in 3 years; vaccine didn't work well http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080417/D903NHD81.html

Apr 17, 12:17 PM (ET)


ATLANTA (AP) - This year's flu season has shaped up to be the worst in three years, partly because the vaccine didn't work well against the viruses that made most people sick, health officials said Thursday.

The 2007-2008 season started slowly, peaked in mid-February and seems to be declining, although cases are still being reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Based on adult deaths from flu and pneumonia, this season is the worst since 2003-2004 - another time when the vaccine did not include the exact flu strain responsible for most illnesses.

Each year, health officials - making essentially an educated guess - formulate a vaccine against three viruses they think will be circulating. They guess well most of the time, and the vaccine is often between 70 and 90 percent effective.

But this year, two of the three strains were not good matches and the vaccine was only 44 percent effective, according to a study done in Marshfield, Wis.

The CDC compares flu season by looking at adult deaths from the flu or pneumonia in 122 cities. This year, those deaths peaked at 9 percent of all reported deaths in early March, and remained above an epidemic threshold for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2003-2004, they peaked at more than 10 percent of all deaths, and surpassed the epidemic threshold for nine weeks.

"Our season is not quite as high but is lasting a little longer," said Dr. Dan Jernigan, deputy director of the CDC's influenza division.

Pediatric deaths are another way flu seasons are compared. So far this year, 66 children died, including 46 who were not vaccinated. In 2003-2004, 153 children died.

This year, the CDC started working with the Marshfield Clinic in central Wisconsin to get a better gauge of vaccine effectiveness while a flu season was in progress. Almost the entire population gets health care at the clinic, which has complete vaccination and electronic medical records.

This year, a Type A H3N2 Brisbane strain not in the vaccine has been responsible for most of the illnesses. A Type B Florida strain, also absent from the vaccine, has also been causing illness. Marshfield data showed that the vaccine didn't work at all against the Type B virus, and was 58 percent effective against the Brisbane virus.

Jernigan acknowledged that some people may lose faith in the flu vaccine and skip it next year. But he noted even this year, when the vaccine was not a good match, the vaccine still offered 44 percent protection overall.

The Marshfield study and a flu season update are being published this week in a CDC publication, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Colloidal Silver Kills Listeria

Colloidal Silver Kills Listeria

As pointed out in the news article below, the FDA has approved the spraying of a viral cocktail onto many of the foods we eat.

The FDA’s justification for this act of insanity is that many foods, such as lunch meats, poultry and more, can contain a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes which can cause serious episodes of food poisoning for people with weakened immune systems (think AIDS patients), and to a lesser degree children with undeveloped immune systems and pregnant women.

Apparently, the viruses they will now be allowing food manufacturers to spray on the foods we eat have the ability to infect these rare food-poisoning bacteria, reproduce prolifically inside of them, and cause them to burst open, thereby releasing even more viruses onto the food which in turn go on the hunt for more of the targeted bacteria.

While this kills off the infectious Listeria pathogen on the food, it leaves people like you and me in the incredible position of having to eat viruses just to protect ourselves from this food poisoning bacteria.

There are so many serious problems with this idea, I won’t take the time to mention them here. Byron Richards, who wrote the comprehensive article below, has done an excellent job of listing the health-robbing flaws in the FDA’s latest bout with sheer idiocy.

What I will mention is these two facts:

Fact #1: Listeria Is Very Rare

First of all, only about 2,500 people per year get serious Listeria infections.

In other words, all of the rest of us now have to eat virus-coated foods in order to “protect” those 2,500 people (most of who are AIDS patients). This is an outrage, and the FDA needs to hear what you have to say about it.

Fact #2: Colloidal Silver Kills Listeria

Secondly, and most importantly, colloidal silver has long been known to kill Listeria monocytogens.

In fact, recent tests by independent clinical labs at the behest of a company called NVID International, Inc. (developer of a municipal drinking water purification system that uses ionic silver to rid drinking water of pathogens) showed that silver ions can kill Listeria within minutes.

You can read more on this in my recent post titled “Ionic Silver Purifies Municipal Drinking Water” here at the Colloidal Silver Secrets blog.

Why Would the FDA Do Such A Stupid Thing?

So why would the FDA allow food manufacturers to spray the foods we eat with viruses in order to help control the Listeria bacteria, when instead they could simply have them spray the foods with small amounts of safe, simple colloidal silver?

You know the answer: The FDA has engaged in a long war against the use of colloidal silver ever since their “Final Ruling” in 1999 when they made the ludicrous assertion that colloidal silver is not a “safe and effective” infection-fighting agent.

And no matter how many studies to the contrary disprove the FDA's fallacious argument, made at the behest of the big drug companies, the FDA simply will not back down. They would rather have us eat virus-laden foods in order to help prevent Listeria infections, than admit their mistake and okay the use of safe, simple colloidal silver instead.

You Don't Have to Be a Victim

But you don’t have to be a victim of this bureaucratic insanity. By owning the means of colloidal silver production, you can protect yourself from food-borne infection and disease quickly, easily and effectively. You can spray colloidal silver directly on the food you eat. Or simply take a small amount with meals. For example, I like to add anywhere from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful to my milk, juice or water whenever I eat.

So be sure to take the time to learn more about the use of high-quality colloidal silver generators to produce your own colloidal silver for only pennies per quart, rather than paying greedy colloidal silver vendors up to $29 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.

And be sure to learn all of the fascinating ways you can use colloidal silver to protect yourself, by getting an inexpensive copy of the brand new, studio-quality, 60-minuite Colloidal Silver Secrets video (under $20 for a limited time only), in which I personally demonstrate and discuss dozens of highly effective ways to protect yourself and your family against infection and disease with colloidal silver.

With the government now allowing the spraying of viruses directly onto our foods, many more health problems are likely to be caused than resolved. But safe, natural colloidal silver has long been known as one of the world's best remedies for preventing food poisoning and fighting infectious microorganisms.

Learn more about colloidal silver, and act. When your own government starts spraying the food you eat with viruses, it is in your best interest to take matters into your own hands, and do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your family.


Here is Byron Richards great article on the insidious viral cocktail now approved by the FDA to be sprayed on your food…

FDA OKs Viral Cocktail To Be Sprayed On Food

By Byron J. Richards, CCN


On Friday, August 18, 2006, the FDA approved a viral cocktail to be sprayed on foods we eat. This is the first time viruses have been approved for use as food additives. The FDA wants you to believe it will be safe to consume these viruses every day for the rest of your life with no adverse health effects. Not surprisingly, the FDA doesn't want you to know which foods are adulterated in this manner, for fear you may not buy them; thus, no labeling will be required. This is a monumental announcement by the FDA, indicating they are throwing all caution to the wind regarding the safety of our food supply.

Are you willing to stand in line for a virus-laden sandwich? How do you like the idea of buying virus-infested food for your family? The first virally contaminated foods entering our food supply with the blessings of the FDA will be luncheon meat and poultry. Live viruses will be sprayed on foods such as cold cuts, sausages, hot dogs, sliced turkey, and chicken.

At issue is the very real problem of a poor quality FDA-approved food supply that is already full of diseased and sickly animals, many of them imported from other countries. The use of antibiotics during growth and radiation during food processing is required by the fast-food animal farms owned by multi-national companies to cover up the horrendous health of the animals they wish to feed to Americans. Animals in poor health are a friendly place for bacteria to grow and prosper, especially after such meat goes to market. Rather than address the source of the problem, the FDA wants to add another adulteration into our food supply.

The stated goal of the new FDA-approved viruses is to kill a rare bacterium known as Listeria monocytogenes. This bacterium is killed by cooking; however, it poses a problem in meats that are cooked during processing and not cooked again prior to consumption, so it can readilyinfect foods such as deli meats.

Yes, the FDA plans to use one infectious organism to fight another. The carnage of battle will end up in your digestive tract along with the victorious live viruses, which the FDA assures us will not attack human cells. However, they cannot possibly be certain the viruses will not attack the friendly bacteria that make up the lining of your digestive tract. And they want you to believe this is completely safe while refusing to require the additive viruses to be listed on the food labelso that you would have a choice.

Turning Loose the Bacteria-Killing Viruses

The company that produces these biotech viruses is Baltimore-based Intralytix, Inc. The viruses are known as bacteriophages, viruses that kill bacteria, or phages for short. Phages have been around a long time, living as parasites inside many bacteria.

Intralytix uses biotechnology to grow viral phages in a culture with Listeria, in theory teaching the viruses to recognize the bacteria. The FDA-approved cocktail contains six different viruses intended to attack one strain of bacteria.

This concoction is then sprayed on food. If Listeria is present in the food, the bacteria will ingest the viruses. This results in massive viral replication inside the bacteria, until such point as the bacteria simply bursts. This battle results in significant production of bacterial poisons called "endotoxins", as the bacteria tries to defend itself. When the bacteria burst, these endotoxins are released. These, along with the victorious live viruses, will now be on the food that will be eaten.

The FDA and Intralytix would like us to believe that these viruses will only attack the specified bacteria they are intended to kill and will be harmless to humans. I'm sorry to burst their bubble, but they can't possibly guarantee such safety. It is true that the viruses, at least at this time, cannot recognize human cells. However, the virus can potentially recognize normal bacterial cells in the human digestive tract and may be able to adapt to infect one or more of these friendly bacteria.

The FDA Certainly Knows There Are Risks

The FDA had some concerns about the amount of bacterial endotoxin in the Intralytix product before it is sprayed; however, FDA tests apparently showed that the product was adequately purified and so they declared it safe if used as approved. Will the FDA diligently monitor the quality of this product once it is on the market, or will it go the path of many FDA-approved drugs that the agency can't keep track of?

There is certainly a risk that humans will be exposed to excessive amounts of endotoxin. This could come from the manufacturing of the viral cocktail, the interaction of the viruses with bacteria after being sprayed on food, and/or the interaction of the viruses with bacteria in the digestive tract.

The human immune system is highly reactive and sensitive to bacterial endotoxins. They provoke allergy, asthma, autoimmune problems, and elevate cholesterol. They also interfere with the healthy function of cells lining the digestive tract. Researchers have demonstrated that the presence of bacterial endotoxins can start cancer in the colon.

Additionally, the human immune system reacts directly to viral phages. Thus, a person who eats a lot of processed deli meat is certain to evoke an immune reaction to the viruses. What will this reaction be? Allergy? Asthma? Autoimmunity? Cancer? How can the FDA approve a food additive that it knows can induce a variety of human immune responses? Phages are so good at disrupting normal immunity that they are being considered for use as part of organ transplant medicine.

The ingestion of significant amounts of viral phages into the human digestive tract is a wild card full of unknown outcomes. For example, it is certainly possible that these phages, which constantly mutate in order to survive, are likely to find a way to infect bacteria they were not intended to infect. Since phages are parasites, they could hijack the friendly bacteria of the digestive tract and turn them into viral machines, constantly generating viral particles that are likely to confuse the human immune system, if not directly infect the body. We know from history that these viral phages can turn innocuous bacteria into a killer, which is how cholera occurs.

Furthermore, the Listeria bacteria are not going to take the issue lying down. They will develop resistance to the viruses over time, as we have seen with the overuse of antibiotics. Going down this path we are likely to have hundreds of viral food additives in the food we eat, all designed to combat some possible infection coming from poor quality food. Sooner or later we will inadvertently create deadly new super-strains of bacteria and/or parasitically infect the human digestive tract with an untreatable infection.

There is also the very real possibility of unintended viral recombination. What happens when a person with viral stomach flu eats food containing a dose of this viral food additive? It is certainly possible for the genetic material of the flu virus to interact with the genetic material of the viral phages, provoking an undesirable new viral infection.

Let's not forget that the FDA won't tell us which foods in the food supply contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Seventy percent of the packaged food on grocery shelves already contains GMO adulterated food. These foods have viral promoter genes woven into the DNA of every cell, a technique used to implant a pesticide toxin into every cell of this fake food (see Fight for Your Health, chapter 15). What happens when the viral phages interact with the viral promoter genes in GMO food? What new virus will be encouraged to form?

Keep in mind that the FDA wants to conduct this experiment on our food supply to protect a small minority, only about 2500 people, who are made seriously ill by this infection each year. The ill are mostly pregnant women, elderly with compromised immunity, and small children. It would be a lot more to the point if the FDA would simply warn such people that eating these foods, due to their poor quality of production, may be dangerous. What the FDA should really do is improve the quality of our food supply, the true source of the problem. Why expose millions of Americans to an unproven ingestion of live viruses for the benefit of so few?

The FDA has failed miserably for the past century to protect the public from the adulteration of our food supply by vested interests. This is just one more insult added to a long list of injuries.

Isn't it WAKE UP TIME...time for all of us to stand up and say NO to a government and government agencies hired to work against our best health and welfare interests???