Silver Water, An Amazing and
Forgotten Natural Antibiotic
By Ken Adachi, Educate-Yourself
Not many people know some metals possess germicidal properties. That means these metals can stop the growth of germs and microbes on contact. Silver and copper are best known in this regard and are often used in commercial applications. Swimming pools, for example, can be kept germ free by filtering the water through screens made of silver and copper and completely eliminate the need to use chlorine, a substance which is harmful to human tissue and should be avoided.
Among germicidal metals, however, silver is of greater importance because it is the only metal completely non-toxic to the human body. In fact, silver has been used since ancient times to not only keep drinking water "sweet" and germ free, but also to speed the healing of wounds and minimize scar formation.
Ancient physicians and scholars of medicine, like Cyrus the Great (King of Persia, ca. 550 B.C.), insisted that water from his favorite stream always be stored in silver vessels carried by mule trains "following the king whithersoever he goes at any time" (Herodotus, Book I, Para.188, A.D). The famous Roman physician, Pliny the Elder, wrote in his great tome "Natural History" (79 A.D.), that even the slag of silver..."has healing properties as an ingredient in plasters, being extremely effective in causing wounds to close..." ( Natural History, Book XXXIII, Part XXXV, Volume IX).
During the Middle Ages in Europe, it was always a great mystery as to why untold thousands of peasants died from the Bubonic Plague, while most of the aristocracy remained untouched. Did the aristocracy enjoy some special protection from God that was being denied to the peasants, as was believed at the time? Not exactly. Today we know the most likely reason for the aristocracy remaining infection-free is because they ate off silver plates, using silver utensils, and drank from silver goblets, while the peasantry used pewter and wooden plates.
In the latter half of the 19th century, American pioneers always put a silver dollar into a bucket of fresh milk and were able to extend its 'shelf life' for up to a week without souring. NASA and all commercial airliners use silver filters in their water fountains to guarantee pure, germ-free water for passengers and crew. In burn centers across the country, dressings compounded with silver, have consistently proven themselves to be the most effective infection fighter among all anti-bacterial drugs.
Today's technology allows us to deposit extremely fine, submicroscopic particles (E.g. 0.001 microns) of silver into distilled water in order to make colloidal silver, or silver water as it is sometimes called. Each particle of silver has a net positive charge attached to it and it is this electrical charge that plays a very important role in silver water's healing capabilities. Numerous studies have demonstrated that colloidal silver is the most bioactive and bio-available form of silver to fight any sort of infection whether inside or outside the body.
Bacteria and viruses, fortunately, can never develop resistance to the germicidal action of silver water as it does with pharmaceutical antibiotics. A Multiple Drug Resistant (MDR) strain of the common staph germ (Staphylococcus aureus) was recently in the news (CNN) because it has now developed a resistance to the drug industry's last, great antibiotic hope: Vancomycin.
Many people are beginning to discover to their delight and surprise just how effective silver water can be in clearing up difficult infections that will not yield to conventional antibiotic treatment. One 85-year-old woman had an eye infection (conjunctivitis or pink eye) for six months and had seen as many specialists, but nothing worked. She thought she was going to suffer with this condition for the rest of her life, but after giving her an atomizer of silver water, she cleared up her eye infection in five days and it hasn't returned since. Needless to say, she now thinks that I walk on water.
You can drink colloidal silver to get it to work for you systemically or spray it on an infection or skin problem directly. It seems to have a therapeutic effect on most known bacteria, yeast, virus, fungi, or mold. In fact, laboratory tests have shown that colloidal silver will inhibit the reproductive process of over 650 disease-causing organisms within 2-6 minutes of contact. Many stubborn, chronic infections, from pyorrhea to vaginal yeast infections, will often clear up with colloidal silver.
More and more people are now using silver water prophylactically as an immune booster in order to prevent infections like colds or flu. Pets can benefit from the use of silver water as much as humans can. One man who ran an ostrich farm in Arkansas contacted me because he was losing 40% of his newborn birds to E-Coli contamination. After adding colloidal water to their drinking water, he cut the loss to less than 1% after only two weeks of use.
Colloidal silver is available at health food stores, but it typically costs $7-10 per ounce. It is usually sold in 1, 2, or 4 oz. bottles. If you are drinking an ounce of silver water daily to fight an infection or for prophylactic purposes, it doesn't take long before you start going broke. A much cheaper recourse is to simply make it yourself! We can tell you how.
At Educate-Yourself, we're dedicated to helping people become self reliant in all areas of health care using natural therapies that work in harmony with Nature. You can obtain a high quality, ready-made colloidal silver generator for under $100 or you can build one yourself for about $35 in parts and an hour or two of labor. For those less adventurous, we can tell you how to obtain silver water at a fraction of its retail cost. If you want more information on silver water or other natural healing therapies, just call, write, or visit our web site at: http://educate-yourself.org/homeindex.html Educate-Yourself, P.O. Box 3046, Costa Mesa, CA 92628, (949) 726-5098, or E-Mail: Educate-Yourself@usa.net
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