Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Colloidal Silver and Viral Infections

Is NanoSilver Really the “Silver Bullet” Against Potentially Deadly Viral Infections?

The recent outbreak of the strange new so-called “Swine Flu” hybrid virus has just about everybody in the natural health community asking the same two questions, i.e., What’s the single-most powerful all-natural anti-viral substance in existence, and where can I get some?

And they’re asking these two important questions with very good reason. After all, flu vaccines are worthless against mutant viruses. And as has now been widely reported, the popular prescription flu drug Tamiflu is also worthless against most viruses, and in fact has never been shown to be effective against the so-called “Swine Flu” virus.

What’s more, Tamiflu has been known to cause startling mental disturbances in patients taking it, including psychotic episodes leading to death, particularly in young children and teens. The nation of Japan has even banned Tamiflu use by children and teens after 18 deaths were reported. And in some countries warnings of Tamiflu’s brain-altering effects must be posted by law on packages of the flu drug.

Safe, Natural, Highly Anti-Viral

Fortunately, as you will learn in this report, safe, natural mineral silver, in a variety of forms, including colloidal silver, has nearly three decades worth of solid medical research behind it, demonstrating its powerful anti-viral qualities.

Indeed, newer research demonstrates that silver is so powerfully effective against viruses, it even stops the deadly HIV (i.e., the AIDs virus) from infecting human cells. And older research dating back to the 1980’s demonstrates that silver can stop numerous types of viruses from replicating, simply by bonding to them. In fact, silver altogether decimates many viruses, simply from being in close contact with them.

The key, as you’ll discover throughout this report, is in the size of the silver particles. They must be very small silver micro-particles – i.e., what is more commonly known as “nanosilver” -- in order to exhibit such powerful anti-viral qualities.

In this special report, you’ll discover some of the most convincing medical evidence demonstrating that nano-scale sized silver particles – which is to say, very small particles of silver measured in nanometers (nm) -- are the single-most effective all-natural anti-viral substances on the face of the earth.

And you’ll come to understand why colloidal silver – the popular nutritional supplement known as the world’s most powerful natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent – is very likely your best bet for personal and family protection against potentially deadly viral agents, too, as long as it contains nano-scale sized silver particles.

You’ll also learn about one more interesting fact about colloidal silver, which I’ll save for last, even though it may well be the most important and potentially life-saving fact of them all. We’ll get to that later, since it has such important repercussions for people who may have extended families, or other friends and loved ones they are responsible for outside of their own family unit.

The Famous HIV Study

So let’s start with what is perhaps the most important new medical study ever conducted on silver and viruses – the recent HIV study demonstrating silver’s powerful anti-viral qualities against one of the greatest scourges of mankind, the AIDs virus. And then we’ll take a look at many other studies, too, demonstrating silver’s potent virucidal qualities.

In June 2005 The Journal of Nanobiotechnology, published a ten page study that rocked medical science. The study was the result of seven scientists’ exploration into the virus inhibiting qualities of nanosilver – very tiny, invisible particles of silver measured in nanometers. (A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, or one-ten thousandth of a hair’s breadth.)

What the study demonstrated is that these tiny nano-scale particles of silver were able to inhibit HIV-1 (i.e., the AIDS virus) from binding to host cells, in vitro.

What this means is that in the test tube, when they placed the AIDS virus alongside human cells in a medium that would normally allow the virus to bind with the cell (and thus cause viral infection), the introduction of tiny nano-particles of silver into the medium prevented the binding from taking place.

In other words, the silver particles stopped the infection from taking place.

The study abstract reads as follows:


“The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses.

In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1–10 nm attached to the virus.

The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs.

Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro.”

While silver’s well-known toxicity to a wide range of bacterial and fungal pathogens has been thoroughly documented in previous research by many leading research facilities, this study takes the previous research to a whole new level.

For the first time, the long-proven antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles were applied to a highly infectious form of virus with no known cure. And the interaction between the metallic particles, the virus and the cells were studied.

The scientists tested a variety of particle sizes. And they also tested the idea of coating the tiny silver particles with several different surface chemistries including a “foamy carbon matrix,” a polymer and a protein molecule. The goal was to determine if any of these substances would help stabilize the silver particles and aid the silver’s anticipated reaction with the virus.

What they discovered, however, is that only the ‘free surface’ silver nanoparticles in the range of 1 to 10 nanometers interacted with the HIV-1 cells.

Silver Nanoparticles Rule!

This basically means the silver needed no help from the other substances. In fact, anything added to the basic silver nanoparticle served only to prevent the metal’s interaction with the viral microorganism!

What’s more, according to the study, only the very smallest silver particles inactivated the virus’ ability to bond with the host cells. Larger particles did not.

Ultimately the study found that the tiny silver nanoparticles no larger than 10 nm were able to bond to the deadly viral microorganisms and prevented the virus from bonding with the host cell. No bonding to host cell, no viral infection!

A Silver Cathode-Electrode That Helps Fights AIDS and Other Serious Blood Borne Infections!

Actually, silver’s unique ability to inactivate deadly viruses such as the AIDS virus has been known for several decades. The above study merely confirmed what had already been known among cutting edge medical researchers.

For example, three years before the above study was completed, a Reading, PA company called Arrow International, Inc. developed and patented a new catheter-electrode system that uses a low-intensity electrical current to push bacteria and virus-fighting silver ions directly into the human bloodstream. According to the company press release:

"The catheter combines a silver electrode inserted into the patient's blood stream with a second electrode placed on the nearby skin. The combined action releases silver ions into the blood for immediate reaction with pathogens such as HIV viruses. The silver ions do not attack normal human cells because these cells have protective walls, which is not the case for bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Studies revealed in U.S. Patent, No. 6,066,489 assigned to Arrow International, Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania show improvement by HIV patients treated with in-blood silver ions. One patient prior to treatment had over two million copies of the HIV virus per milliliter of blood and had an infection fighter cell (T4 cells) count of 18. The patient was experiencing serious kidney malfunction. Within 24 hours after silver ion treatment, the HIV virus count dropped to about one million copies and T4 cells fell to 11. One month after treatment began, the HIV virus count was again halved and the Patient's overall health improved.

The catheter-electrode system is intended to be a universal aid in treating blood-borne infections otherwise extremely difficult to treat or cure once infection has begun. Blood-borne viruses can completely overwhelm a patient, defeating the immune system and leading to death. The catheter electrode is 97.8 percent silver, 2 percent Platinum, and 0.2 percent copper. The silver supplies the active silver ion; platinum acts as a catalyst to aid in the release of the silver ions and prevents a buildup of oxides on the electrode. Copper controls the release rate of the silver from the electrode. The small amount of silver introduced into the patient's bloodstream, and the extremely low levels of current, are both highly effective and physiologically safe."

Fascinating, right? But wait a minute. That particular technique for destroying the AIDS virus in the human body was actually invented a long time ago. Only it used pure silver electrodes rather than silver, platinum and copper electrodes. Here’s the story…

Silver Ions Used to Successfully Treat and Cure AIDS in Mexico

According to this article by Dr. Dr. Charles D. Beal, M.D., a system involving the use of electrically generated silver ions delivered via a medical catheter and silver electrodes inserted directly into the bloodstream of AIDS victims has successfully been used in Mexico to treat and cure AIDS patients, as far back as 1989.

It all started with a Dr. Philip Burris, Ph.D., decided to apply the technique invented by the renowned physician and electro-medical researcher Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD of Syracuse Medical University. Becker had discovered a way to use low intensity direct electrical current (LIDC) to produce silver ions inside of the human body, in order to heal infections. He had used the technique to cure numerous so-called “incurable” bone infections (i.e., including antibiotic resistant osteomyelitis) simply by surgically opening the patient up, debriding the infected area of bone, stuffing silver mesh into the infected area, and attaching low-voltage electrodes to the silver mesh, thus using micro-amps of electricity to drive tiny pure silver ions deep into the infected tissue and bone of his patients.

Dr. Burris wondered if a similar technique could be used successfully to treat AIDS victims. He started by talking a research veterinarian into applying the technique to a cat that was dying from the Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV). The treatment consisted of using a catheter to insert a length of pure silver wire into the superior vena cava, through a jugular vein. The researcher then ran a low-intensity electrical current through the silver wire so that silver ions were produced directly into the cat’s bloodstream. Within weeks of the treatment, the cat made a full recovery.

Later, Dr. Cesar Garcia Ramirez, MD, decided to try the same treatment on some of his dying AIDS patients. Quoting the article:

“Cesar Garcia Ramirez, MD, practicing in Tijuana, became aware of the FIV treatment, and felt that it would be a compassionate act to at least try the therapy on some of his dying AIDS patients. He obtained permission from the Baja California Division of Public Health, as well as agreement for the treatment protocol from a group of physicians serving as the Institutional Review Board (Human Studies Committee). Volunteer patients were fully informed and signed consent forms. Initially, three very ill patients were chosen.

Silver electrodes in silicon rubber catheters were placed in arm veins and passed up as far as the vena cava, or near to it. Each patient was treated for 12 minutes at 2.5 microamps, then for 72 hours at 125 microamps except that one patient was treated for only 48 hours. All three patients felt better by the second day, and considerably better by Day 5. Viral loads dropped precipitously, almost to zero in one patient and much lower than the initial count in the other two.”

This took place sometime after 1989. But several years before that, a patent was filed with the US Patent Office for another novel method of using silver against AIDS – this time to prevent the AIDs virus from infecting a person during the sexual act. Here’s the story…

A Patent for a Novel Method of Using Silver to Prevent AIDS Infections During Sex

In 1988, this patent for “A method of inhibiting the transmission of AIDS virus in humans upon sexual intercourse which comprises topically applying an effective antiviral amount of silver sulfadiazine to a sexual canal of a human prior to or during sexual intercourse” was filed with the US Patent Office, application number EP19880301620.

The patent is based in part on a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 132, No. 1, July 1975, pages 79-81, titled, "In vitro activity of silver sulfadiazine against Herpesvirus hominis," which apparently demonstrated the effectiveness of silver sulfadiazine against human herpes virus.

Silver sulfadiazine, of course, is the well-known silver-based prescription cream known commercially as Silvadene, which in burn wards around the world is routinely applied to the skin of burn victims in order to prevent their burnt flesh from becoming infected. It is composed of 1% solution of silver suspended in a water-soluble cream base.

According to the patent:

“…silver sulfadiazine is an antibacterial agent useful in treating burns in man and animal. Silver sulfadiazine is also known to be effective against certain viruses, such as herpes simplex and herpes zoster. Silver sulfadiazine is further known to be effective against treponema pallidum [i.e., syphilis – ED] and gonorrhea, and is spermicidal.

It has now been found quite unexpectedly that silver sulfadiazine is an effective antiviral agent against the AIDS virus. Accordingly, the method of the present invention of inhibiting the transmission of AIDS virus in humans upon sexual intercourse comprises topically applying an effective antiviral amount of silver sulfadiazine to a sexual canal of a human prior to or during sexual intercourse. The known effectiveness of silver sulfadiazine against gonorrhea assists in its effectiveness in inhibiting the transmission of AIDS virus.

As noted above, the method of the present invention of inhibiting the transmission of AIDS virus in humans upon sexual intercourse comprises topically applying an effective antiviral amount of silver sulfadiazine to a sexual canal of a human prior to or during sexual intercourse. The sexual canal can be a vaginal canal or an anal canal.”

In other words, according to the patent holder, simply applying this particular form of silver cream to the sexual canal prior to sexual intercourse, or during sexual intercourse, inhibits the transmission of the AIDS virus!

Amazing, isn’t it? Silver has clearly been known by modern medical science to be effective against serious and even deadly viruses such as HIV since the 1980’s. But it’s not just the AIDs virus that silver has been demonstrated to be effective against in studies. Many other viral pathogens are also either completed inactivated or even destroyed by silver.

Colloidal Silver Shows Efficacy Against Smallpox Virus

In this study, published in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal back in September 1992, it was found that that several different preparations of colloidal silver showed amazing efficacy against the smallpox virus.

Two medical colloidal silver preparations were used, one called Collargol, and one called Protargol. The latter was apparently a diluted preparation.

The study showed a 700 times reduction in the concentration of viral particles when Protargol was applied, and by a whopping 11,000 times reduction in viral particles when the more highly concentrated Collargol was applied.

Silver Inactivates Herpes Simplex Type I and II

Going back even further, a study conducted in 1972 at Department of Microbiology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, it was demonstrated that the Herpes Simplex Virus types I and II were totally inactivated by low concentrations of silver nitrate, which is a more caustic, chemical form of silver.

According to the study, silver nitrate caused so much damage to the viruses, they simply could no longer cause infection.

EPA Approves Use of a Colloidal Silver Spray Disinfectant that Kills Viruses on Surfaces

Moving forward to recent years, even the EPA is now approving silver for certain virucidal purposes.

As reported by the Silver Institute (a group which keeps silver investors appraised of all of the new uses for silver in business and industry), the EPA has recently approved the use of a product called Axen30, a liquid spray disinfectant similar to colloidal silver, for use in child day-care centers, preschools, schools, gymnasiums and children's activity centers.

Axen30 is a dilute formula consisting of 30 ppm silver used as a spray disinfectant. But here's the interesting part:

The EPA-approved advertising claims for Axen30 include a 30-second kill time and a 24-hour residual kill on standard indicator bacteria, a two-minute kill time on the resistant bacteria MRSE and VRE, a 10-minute kill time on fungi, a 30-second kill time on HIV Type I, and a 10-minute kill time on other viruses.

Now that’s amazing – a 30-second kill time against HIV (i.e., Human Immunodeficiency Virus, aka the AIDS virus), and a ten minute kill time against other viruses!

Silver Compound in Countertops Eliminates SARS Virus

Perstorp, a Swedish manufacturing company based in Italy, manufactures a special polymer from which countertops are made. What makes the Perstorp countertop unique is that extremely tiny nanosilver particles are impregnated into the polymer.

Upon human contact, the nanosilver-impregnated polymer begins emitting silver ions. This unique silver ion-emitting polymer was developed for use with products such as toilet seats, door knobs, and other common contact surfaces.

According to news reports, the compound that was successfully tested by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control against SARS, which has a particular interest in public safety due to the SARS virus outbreaks of the past few years in China.

Zhang Panhe, professor at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in China, recently stated, “We tested the compound against a four-hour, eight- hour, and 24-hour exposure period and found no surviving SARS virus upon 24 hours of exposure to the polymer...”

In other words, when the polymer was purposely contaminated by the SARS virus, it began killing the virus within four hours, and had killed all SARS viruses on the surface within 24 hours.

This special silver-impregnated polymer is now in use in many hospitals, laboratories and medical research facilities throughout China. What’s more, many variants of silver-impregnated polymers are being used in similar medical-related facilities around the world, in order to help stop the spread of potentially deadly bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.

Infectivity of Monkeypox Virus Inhibited by Silver Nanoparticles

According to this study published in volume 3, number 4, April 2008 edition of Nanoscale Research Letters, very small silver particles (10 nm in size) significantly inhibited the infectivity of the Monkeypox virus.

The study was conducted in conjunction with the Applied Biotechnology Branch, Human Effectiveness Directorate of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

The study’s authors concluded, “These results demonstrate that silver-based nanoparticles of approximately 10 nm inhibit Monkey Pox Virus infection in vitro, supporting their potential use as an anti-viral therapeutic.”

According to Wikipedia.com, monkey pox virus is usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Its symptoms can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox (to which it is closely related) and chickenpox (to which it is not related).

You may remember news headlines back in 2003 regarding an outbreak of monkey pox virus in the U.S. midwest, among owners of pet prairie dogs.

What this demonstrates is that very tiny micro-particles of silver, known as nanosilver, are even effective against exotic viruses such as those coming from animals! If that doesn’t put you in mind of the recent “Swine Flu” scare, in which the infectious agent was shown to be a hybrid of swine, bird and human viral parts, I don’t know what will.

Silver Shows Anti-Viral Efficacy Against Hepatitis B Virus

In a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Hong Kong, it was demonstrated in vitro (i.e., in the test tube) that very tiny silver particles have the ability to interact with viral DNA in such a way as to prevent replication, whether the virus was inside the host cells (i.e., inside human cells, where viruses would normally replicate) or outside the host cells.

This is especially important, because it implies that silver can not only prevent viruses from infecting cells, but can also stop cells that are already virally infected from spreading the infection.

According to this research abstract from the University of Hong Kong, the scientists examining the action of silver particles on the Hepatitis B virus “hypothesize that the direct interaction between these nanoparticles and HBV double-stranded DNA or viral particles is responsible for their antiviral mechanism.”

The scientists point out that this only demonstrates the effectiveness of very tiny silver particles against the HBV (i.e., hepatitis B virus), and not necessarily other viruses. Nevertheless, once again we have a study demonstrating conclusively that very tiny particles of silver have the ability to interfere with viruses, preventing them from interacting with human cells and causing infections.

According to a news article about this study, the study found that

“…ultra-tiny silver particles could reduce the extracellular DNA formation of HBVs by over 50 percent, and could check their intracellular RNA formation, too.

'Silver nano-particles have special properties such as larger active surface and porosity so that they can easily bind with small molecules,' China's XINHUA news agency quoted Lu as saying, referring to a hypothetical explanation they had put forward on the new antiviral mechanism.

'The finding provides a new direction for developing new anti-HBV drugs, with nano-particles used as drug carrier to enhance the antiviral efficacy while minimizing the undesirable side effects,' Lu told a press conference Monday.

The young researcher said there are currently only two kinds of drugs approved for treating chronic HBV infection, namely immunomodulators and nucleoside analogues. But their uses are affected by side effects and drug-resistant mutations.

Hepatitis B is one of the worst killers as it chronically infects over 400 million people worldwide, with certain developing countries and regions hit hardest.

Lu said silver nano-particles have an additional distinct advantage. It is unlikely that HBV can become resistant to silver nano-particles because the interaction is determined by the physiochemical properties of the tiny particles."

Silver’s Effectiveness Against Flu Viruses

Two highly respected researchers, Dr Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors, believe silver is the answer to many forms of viral infections, including upper respiratory viral infections such as the flu.

They point out in their article titled A Promising Cure for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? that, “the collective authoritative medical literature has documented efficacy of silver's virotoxicity against over 24 viruses.”

What’s more, the authors state that the 200-plus viral strains known to cause upper respiratory tract infections, including most flu viruses, will also most likely succumb to the powerful antiviral qualities of very small particles of “oligodynamic silver" (i.e., a medical reference to silver being extremely powerful even in small quantities).

In fact, the authors point out that silver is likely going to be the answer to any future global viral pandemic, stating “A broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that really works is needed to combat over 200 viruses that cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Undoubtedly oligodynamic silver fits this bill...Emerging medical studies confirm the stellar, broad-spectrum virotoxic efficacy of oligodynamic silver both in vitro and in vivo.”

The Nano-Particle Difference: Good News and Bad News

As you’ve seen throughout this report, silver is without a doubt the single-greatest natural antiviral agent on the face of the earth. However, the size of the silver particles is one of the most important factors in the ability of silver to disable, or even decimate, such a broad spectrum of viruses.

Indeed, most of these studies have demonstrated one simple fact: the smaller the silver particles are, the better they work, with silver particles of 10 nanometers (nm) or less in size being the most effective against viruses.

The truly good news is that colloidal silver products containing silver particles of that size – known as micro-particle silver, or nanosilver, for short – are readily available in health food stores and through online vendors. However, the bad news is that these products are frequently very costly, due to the uniquely small characteristics of the silver particles they contain when compared to conventional brands of colloidal.

In fact, a tiny four-ounce bottle of true nanosilver can cost as much as $25 to $35 depending upon the brand, and the size and quality of the silver particles it contains.

The problem is this: four ounces is only about enough colloidal silver for three or four days worth of mild treatment for a single person -- not nearly enough should a serious viral assault strike home. After three or four days, you’d have to get another costly bottle, and perhaps another, and another, depending upon the size of your family and the number of people infected.

Meanwhile, everybody else will be making a mad dash to their nearest health food store for nanosilver, also. And within days, shelves will easily be stripped bare. So you might not be able to get enough nano-scale colloidal silver to do yourself and your family any good.

Big Pharma Threatens NanoSilver

What’s more, by the end of this year, commercial colloidal silver products containing silver nano-particles may not even be available for over-the-counter sale any longer.

That’s because, only a few short months ago a broad coalition of environmentalist groups being funded by major drug companies declared that nanosilver is a “threat to the environment” because it has the potential to kill microorganisms they claim could be “ecologically important.”

These drug company-funded environmental groups then petitioned the EPA to ban products containing nanosilver – specifically targeting numerous brands of colloidal silver – and demanding that the manufacturers either be able to prove that public use of their products won’t somehow harm “environmentally sensitive microbes” or have their products removed from store shelves.

When this was discovered, we were the very first to sound the alarm in the natural health community, and thousands of dedicated colloidal silver users rallied against the petition, swamping the EPA public comments systems with pro-nanosilver comments.

Unfortunately, the well-funded environmental groups used outright lies and dirty tricks to overwhelm the EPA public comments system with anti-nanosilver comments from their worldwide membership bases.

Interestingly enough, the drug companies involved behind the scenes in this campaign to force the EPA to ban nanosilver products are among some of the very same drug companies developing new vaccines and drugs against the various pandemics they claim are coming!

The bottom line is that by the end of the year the EPA plans to announce the decision regarding the petition to regulate nanosilver products – including nano-scale colloidal silver -- into oblivion. Depending upon which way their decision goes, you simply may not be able to obtain colloidal silver products containing the needed nano-scale silver particles at any price, any where.

A Powerful Solution Worth Taking Advantage Of

Fortunately, there is now a way to make your own high-quality nano-scale colloidal silver – also known as micro-particle colloidal silver -- for only a few pennies per one-quart batch, using a brand new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology called the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com.

Yes, you read that right. You can actually make your own nanosilver, one quart batch at a time, for only about 36 cents per quart batch. Indeed, independent laboratory testing demonstrates that with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator you can make silver particles as low as .0008 microns, which is just .8 nanometers (nm). Yes, that’s a fraction of a single nanometer in size!

Saving Lives

This is what I meant earlier, in the beginning of this report, when I stated I was holding back one key, potentially life-saving fact for last.

Well, here it is. Thanks to the advent of the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator fromTheSilverEdge.com, there is no longer any need to worry about running out of nano-particle colloidal silver and not having enough to go around during a deadly viral crisis. There is no reason to worry about store shelves being stripped bare of nanosilver during a true pandemic. And there is no longer any need to worry about the EPA banning the sale of colloidal silver products containing nano-scale silver.

That’s because, with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com in your corner, you’ll literally own the means of nano-scale colloidal silver production. Therefore, you can make all of the safe, completely natural, high-quality nanosilver you’ll ever need, any time you need it, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, a full one-quart batch at a time.

Indeed, you can make each one-quart batch of safe, absolutely pure, high-quality nanosilver for about the cost of the loose change you’d normally find under a couch cushion. And it’s as easy to do as brewing a pot of coffee.

Having the means of nanosilver production at your fingertips puts you firmly in the driver’s seat, and gives your family a solid added layer of protection against infectious disease in this age of mutating pathogens and hybrid viral outbreaks in which we now live.

Best yet, the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is the only colloidal silver generator on the market today that produces such uncommonly small silver particles, giving you the nanosilver advantage literally for the rest of your life.

Be Ready to Take Care of Yourself and Your Family

In the event of another viral pandemic (and you’d better believe they have one planned), you really have only two choices: Depend upon the government, or be prepared to take care of yourself and your family.

In Mexico City, where the recent pandemic started, the government health care system basically collapsed overnight. In part this was because they simply weren’t prepared for such a rapid viral onslaught with so many casualties in such a short period of time, and in part this was because a lot of doctors simply packed their bags and left town after so many people started dying.

That’s why you saw numerous photos of Mexican policemen handing out surgical face masks to passing motorists. It was pretty much the only recourse the Mexican government had left, next to closing down the city’s businesses and public buildings.

Would it be any different if it happened here in the U.S.? My advice is this: Don’t wait to find out.

Being able to make all of the high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver you could ever need for about 36 cents a quart will give you a powerful sense of self-reliance and peace of mind, knowing that if medical authorities here in the U.S. ever lose control during a national or global health crisis, as recently happened in Mexico, you’ll be ready and able to take care of your family.

To get a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator today, simply go to http://www.thesilveredge.com/ and ordering online.

Or you can call our good friends at The Silver Edge toll-free, 1-888-528-0559 and order anytime, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm west coast time.

In Conclusion

I began this special report by stating, “The recent outbreak of the strange new so-called ‘Swine Flu’ has just about everybody in the natural health community asking the same two questions, i.e., What’s the single-most powerful all-natural anti-viral substance in existence, and where can I get some?”

Hopefully, this report has answered those two vital questions for you. Owning the means of nano-scale colloidal silver production is simply the #1 smartest thing you can do right now.

And being able to produce true nano-scale colloidal silver – quickly and easily, any time you need it, in the comfort and privacy of your own home – is without a doubt the single-most important ability you can have for the protection of yourself and your family, as well as your friends and loved ones.

To see for yourself how easy it is to make your own high-quality micro-particle nanosilver, watch the free 3-minute video at http://thesilveredge.com/vidclip.shtml

The bottom line is that medical research clearly demonstrates the fact that very small nano-scale particles of silver are the single-most effective natural anti-viral substance on the face of the earth.

And considering the alternatives (i.e., ineffective Tamiflu and potentially dangerous vaccines), it may well be your only hope for achieving maximum personal and family protection in this age of strange and potentially deadly diseases in which we now live.

So if you haven’t done so already, make sure you act quickly and decisively and order a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator today, from our good friends at TheSilverEdge.com.

Waiting until the last minute is never a good choice, as you well know. The EPA has even been making noises about banning colloidal silver generators, too (see The Coming Ban on Colloidal Silver Generators). So there is simply no telling how long these wonderful little devices will still be legally available.

The big drug companies simply want no competition whatsoever for their dangerous vaccines and worthless anti-viral drugs. And without a doubt in my mind, colloidal silver represents the single-greatest threat to their multi-billion dollar annual monopoly on these drugs and vaccines. That’s why the powers that be are pulling out all stops in order to have access to nanosilver removed from the market.

In short, the sooner you own the means of colloidal silver production, the sooner you’ll be in the driver’s seat, and won’t have to worry about finding an effective natural means to help your family and friends during a major health crisis.

Just order online right now at http://www.thesilveredge.com/. Or call toll-free today: 1-888-528-0559.

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Colloidal Silver v/s the Swine Flu Swindle

Colloidal Silver v/s the Swine Flu Swindle

As the news article below by investigative reporter Fred Burks points out, Tamiflu, the drug recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the treatment of “Swine Flu” and just about every other threatened viral pandemic, has been demonstrated to be absolutely useless against most flu infections.

What’s more, it has never been demonstrated to be effective against the so-called “Swine Flu.”

Yet, the CDC recommends it, and the U.S. government spends $1.4 billion – yes, billion – in taxpayer money to stockpile it.

Interesting, isn’t it? A drug company makes a flu drug that essentially doesn’t work (see news article below). In a relatively short period of time, doctors treating flu patients begin complaining that the drug doesn’t work. Not only that, but patients – especially young kids -- actually start dying from use of the drug.

So what happens? Does the FDA step in and pull the drug from the market in order to protect the public? No. Does the AMA declare the drug to be a worthless fraud, and issue warnings to doctors not to use it? No. Does a grand jury indict the drug manufacturer for fraud? No. Does the corporate news media – those intrepid guardians of the public trust -- pick up the story of the drug’s failure to work and run with it, letting the public know that a medical fraud is being perpetrated upon them? No.

Instead, a massive publicity campaign is implemented. News headlines suddenly begin to read: “Flu pandemic to sweep the world!” Day after day, night after night, the corporate news media barrages people with the message: Big flu pandemic coming!

“Do something!” the people cry. And the government does. They use $1.4 billion in taxpayer monies to buy up worldwide stocks of the worthless flu drug, saving the drug company from taking any loss. Then they announce to the frightened and ever-so-gullible American public, “Don’t worry…we have stockpiled tons of Tamiflu for you…You are now perfectly safe…As always, we are here to protect you.”

According to then news article below, the pharmaceutical company which owns the exclusive distribution rights to Tamiflu, Roche Laboratories, says the drug’s shelf life is 48 months. The government began stockpiling the drug back in February of 2007. So basically, the drug doesn’t work, and even if it did, in two more years its shelf life is up. Just keep repeating to yourself, over and over: “It must be good. They spent $1.4 billion of taxpayer money on it. It must be good.”

Yes, it’s just another corporate bailout, compliments of the US taxpayer.

Millions in Stock Profits, to Boot!

According to this story from ABC News, the drug companies making Tamiflu are now making additional millions of dollars in profits from the surge in prices of their stocks on Wall Street.

Here’s a brief except from the news article:

“Companies gearing up for swine flu, including Roche, Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of the leading antiviral flu medications, are best positioned to see a boost in profits if the disease escalates to epidemic proportions, analysts said.

Tamiflu, which comes in pills, was developed by Gilead and manufactured by Roche. Gilead continues to collect royalties from Roche's sales of the drug. Both companies' share prices spiked soon after the U.S. government allowed for its stockpiles of the drug to be made publicly available.

Gilead stock surged to $47.53 at the end of the day Monday, up 3.78 percent. Roche rose to $31.72, up 4.34 percent.

Roche would not comment on Tamiflu sales, stockpiles or future availability. ‘Our focus right now is getting Tamiflu to customers. We're really not in a position to comment on any opportunity for potentially increased sales,’ said company spokesman Terry Hurley.”

As you can see, in addition to getting bailed out of their failed flu drug, the makers and distributors of Tamiflu are now making additional millions in stock profits, as unwitting investors sink their hard-earned money into the stocks of these companies, thanks to the so-called “Swine Flu” outbreak.

And now you see how the whole scam works: Make a failed flu drug. Use propaganda tactics to create a fear of a global flu pandemic. Get the government to buy up existing stocks of your failed flu drug, in order to “protect the public.” Wait for (or create) an actual “Swine Flu” outbreak. Watch your stock profits soar.

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This is why the FDA has been attacking colloidal silver for the past decade, at the behest of the major pharmaceutical manufacturers.

And it is why the big drug companies are now using environmental groups to claim that silver is a “major threat to the environment,” and needs to be regulated by the EPA as a “pesticide,” even though all it kills are bacteria, viruses and funguses.

Pure and simple, they are trying to regulate colloidal silver into oblivion, because it poses the single-greatest threat to the multi-billion dollar annual profits made by the drug companies from their synthetic prescription drugs that, often as not, simply don’t work.

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Here's the article I promised by investigative reporter Fred Burks (who used to work for the White House), explaining why Tamiflu is virtually worthless against most viral strains...


Swine Flu Virus: CDC Recommendations Questioned

by Fred Burks

May 1, 12:24 PM

The CDC recommends Tamiflu for prevention and treatment of swine flu, as they did with the avian flu several years ago. Yet at the height of the avian flu scare, European researchers conducted a review of numerous studies of of anti-viral medications, which was then published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet on Jan. 19, 2006. According to this review of 51 randomized controlled trials, Tamiflu was useless against the avian flu and many other flus. Contrary to the CDC, their recommendation was not to use Tamiflu. What about now?

Swine Flu: A Pandemic of Fear

Intense media coverage of the swine flu has driven a pandemic wave of fear across our nation and world. Following the CDC's recommendations, people with a cough or a cold are staying home from work, some paralyzed by fear that they might die in the impending pandemic being predicted by newspapers and TV news programs around the world. Yet what or who is really behind the swine flu and this pandemic of fear? And why is the CDC recommending Tamiflu for prevention and treatment when it's use with avian and other flus has been found to be ineffective in numerous studies? And most important, what can we do about it?

The CDC website states, "CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with these swine influenza viruses." Oseltamivir is Tamiflu, the same drug recommended for the avian flu only a few years ago. Yet Tamiflu has been shown numerous times to be ineffective against avian flu, which in case you haven't noticed, never came close to being a pandemic. Excerpts from a Dec. 4, 2005 Times of London article on the experience of a top avian flu expert are revealing:

“A Vietnamese doctor who has treated dozens of victims of avian flu claims the drug being stockpiled around the world to combat a pandemic is 'useless' against the virus. Dr Nguyen Tuong Van runs the intensive care unit at the Centre for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi and has treated 41 victims of H5N1. Van followed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and gave her patients Tamiflu, but concluded it had no effect. Roche, the company that makes Tamiflu, has sold stockpiles of the drug to 40 countries and insists there is clear evidence it will protect against a future flu virus. However, it stresses the drug must be given within 48 hours to be effective. The WHO admitted Tamiflu had not been widely successful in humans.”

At the height of the avian flu scare, European researchers conducted a review of numerous studies of anti-viral medications, which was then published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet on Jan. 19, 2006. According to this review of 51 randomized controlled trials, Tamiflu was useless against the avian flu and many other flus. As reported in Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal, the study's authors found no "credible evidence" that Tamiflu works against avian flu. Contrary to the CDC, their recommendation was not to use Tamiflu.

As the media was spreading fear about the avian flu around the world, the CDC came out with the Tamiflu recommendation, yet provided little evidence of its effectiveness. Only later was the recommendation seriously questioned. How could the CDC be so confident in its recommendation without significant research? How can health officials claim Tamiflu is effective with any certainty now, when the current rash of swine flu cases were discovered such a short time ago?

Tamiflu: Resistant Strains, Side Effects, and Expiration Date

Using the avian flu again as a point of reference and caution, CBS and Associated Press reported on Dec. 12, 2005 that some avian flu victims died after developing resistance to Tamiflu:

In a development health experts are calling alarming, two bird flu patients in Vietnam died after developing resistance to Tamiflu, the key drug that governments are stockpiling in case of a large-scale outbreak. The experts said the deaths were disturbing because the two girls had received early and aggressive treatment with Tamiflu and had gotten the recommended doses.

And then there were the deaths not from the flu or drug resistant strains, but from the side effects of Tamiflu. According to a report in Australia's respected Sydney Morning Herald on March 1, 2007, there were 18 juvenile fatalities linked to side effects of Tamiflu in 17 months. And though the U.S. media largely failed to report it, Japan banned Tamiflu for teenagers that same month. According to the official Tamiflu website, "people with the flu, particularly children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of self injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behavior."

Yet governments spent billions of dollars stockpiling Tamiflu even after all this information was reported. According to a Feb. 2, 2007 New York Times report, the U.S. government at the time was creating a $1.4 billion stockpile of Tamiflu, while admitting that "it is useful only when taken within the first 48 hours, and Tamiflu-resistant strains of the flu have already been found in Vietnam and in Egypt." That's $1.4 billion tax dollars being spent on a drug of questionable effectiveness. Other countries cumulatively also spent massive amounts on the drug.

According to the pharmaceutical company which owns exclusive distribution rights to the drug, Roche Laboratories, Tamiflu's shelf life is 48 months, so all the medications stockpiled may eventually be useless. How many hundreds of millions of dollars will go to waste? How much more money will flow into the coffers of the major pharmaceuticals as a result of the current scare? And why are so few questioning the recommendation of Tamiflu to prevent and treat swine flu when conclusive studies have not been carried out?

Pharmaceutical Stocks Soar

As a result of all the fear built up around the avian flu a few years ago, stock prices for Roche and Gilead Sciences, the pharmaceutical company which developed Tamiflu, soared when the drug was recommended by the government as the best treatment. And few know that Donald Rumsfeld was chairman of the board of directors of Gilead from 1997 until 2001, when he was appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Gilead stock increased so much that Britain's respected daily newspaper The Independent reported on March 12, 2006 that Rumsfeld alone "made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu. $5 million is a nice little profit on one drug. The article further points out that Tamiflu is "the drug being bought in massive amounts by Governments to treat a possible human pandemic of [avian flu]."

Here are other key excerpts from that revealing article on Tamiflu:

The drug was developed by a Californian biotech company, Gilead Sciences. Mr Rumsfeld was on the board of Gilead from 1988 to 2001, and was its chairman from 1997. He then left to join the Bush administration, but retained a huge shareholding. The 2005 report showed that, in all, he owned shares worth up to $95.9m, from which he got an income of up to $13m. The firm made a loss in 2003, the year before concern about bird flu started. Then revenues from Tamiflu almost quadrupled [in 2004], to $44.6m, helping put the company well into the black. Sales almost quadrupled again, to $161.6m last year [2005].

The massive stockpiles of Tamiflu built up by governments around the world to combat the impending avian flu pandemic were never needed. The pandemic never came close to happening. As reported by the WHO on April 23, 2009, the total number of confirmed deaths worldwide due to avian flu since 2003 was 257. For comparison, the CDC estimates that influenza alone causes over 36,000 deaths every year in the United States. Yet look at all the profits generated by the massive amount of fear spread through the media for the pandemic that never happened.

In the current swine flu scare, Gilead, Roche, and the politicians invested in them are gifted with another major opportunity to fleece the public as their stocks soar and governments again move to stockpile this drug of questionable effectiveness. How much can we trust government when huge profits are at stake? How much influence do the lobbyists of the huge pharmaceuticals have over our elected representatives? And is there a possibility that the government might even have had a hand in the creation of both the avian flu and swine flu? These are questions that warrant media and public attention as this current wave of fear spreads.

Regarding pharmaceutical lobbyists, a 2007 CBS News article states, "Congressmen are outnumbered two to one by lobbyists for an industry that spends roughly a $100 million a year in campaign contributions and lobbying expenses to protect its profits."

Dr. Marcia Angell, the former editor in chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, has stated, "Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself." Dr. Angell has penned a scathing essay on the widespread corruption in medicine which should be required reading for all citizens.

Profiting from Fear

A surprisingly inspiring, well researched article of only two pages on the respected WantToKnow.info website shows how fear is used by certain wealthy, elite groups to manipulate public perception and rake in the profits. Along similar lines, a revealing 2006 article in the Christian Science Monitor questions the pandemic of fear created by government and media in relation to the avian flu:

Americans consider the United States to be a country where debate flourishes. Yet with regard to avian flu, hyped sound bites predominate. When President Bush asked Congress for $7.1 billion toward "pandemic flu preparedness," even his critics replied "not enough." What is lacking in the overall discussion about pandemic flu is disagreement, criticism, and skepticism - once the bedrock of science - from researchers willing to question and test the data. There are better ways to promote America's health than selling sickness through the language of fear.

Even in the middle of the avian flu scare, some experts claimed that the flu was not a threat and was being used as hype. As one newspaper prophetically commented in late 2005, "Dr. Marc Siegel, a practicing internist and associate professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine ... isn't buying into the scare scenario. 'If anything is contagious right now, it's judgment clouded by fear,' Siegel said." Even a New York Times article questioned all the fear hype. And now, is the swine flu much different just a few years later?

In a most excellent article on the current swine flu crisis, popular health analyst Dr. Joseph Mercola states:

This isn't the first time the public has been warned about swine flu. The last time was in 1976, right before I entered medical school. I remember it very clearly. It resulted in a massive swine flu vaccine campaign. Within a few months, claims totaling $1.3 billion had been filed by victims who had suffered paralysis from the vaccine. The vaccine was also blamed for 25 deaths. However, several hundred people developed crippling Guillain-Barré Syndrome after they were injected with the swine flu vaccine. Even healthy 20-year-olds ended up as paraplegics. And the swine flu pandemic itself? It never materialized.

What's Our Role in This?

At the same time as we question the media and government, we have to also ask ourselves, why are we so easily affected by fear and sensationalism in the media? Why is this what sells newspapers and TV news programs? What if instead of feeling an almost morbid fascination with all things sensational and fearful, we choose to look at fear as an opportunity for growth. The fear generated by the current swine flu episode is an opportunity for us to explore our own deeper fears and consider how we might transform them.

What if instead of imagining all of the terrible things that might happen to us, we imagine how in times of crisis we might come together to support each other and transform fear into love and community support? When we choose to shift fear within ourselves, a ripple effect is created which, when joined with the ripples of many others doing the same, create a wave of transformation which can pave the way for a brighter future for us all.