Robert O. Becker, M.D.
Colloidal Silver-Our Forgotten Resource by J Salgy
To begin, it must be said that Colloidal Silver is not new, and neither is the knowledge of the healing properties of Silver. The information and knowledge is thousands of years old and yet the average person does not about Colloidal Silver and it's anti-microbial power. Is it an ancient secret? No. But there are those that have an interest in thwarting or debunking the information because it interferes with 2 things that man (or the entities and agencies created by man) love: Power and Money. But that is for another writing.
Records dating back as far as 4000 years speak of the healing properties of Silver. The practice of placing water in silver vessels is mentioned by the Eastern Persians; Silvers’ ability to disinfect was known by the Greeks and Babylonian civilizations; It is known that silver compounds were used by the Romans for medical treatment.
During the time of the Plague, aristocrats and rulers did not contract the “plague”. Why? They were constantly absorbing tiny particles of silver into their bodies from the silver in the goblets, plates and eating utensils. So, it was the peasants and the poor that suffered and died from the rampant diseases of the times, (not unlike our Health Care and Insurance systems today).
Western scientists proved in the late 1800’s that silver was a germ-fighter, as had been known by other civilizations for thousands of years. Researchers learned that colloid minerals were extremely effective and the use of colloids in medicine were exploited. Colloidal Silver proved to be greatly effective against infectious organisms and extremely safe to use without side-effects that are associated with drugs. Colloidal Silver became the choice of medical practitioners and was widely used in anti-microbial treatment.
Throughout the early 1900’s, Colloidal Silver gained much recognition, but production was costly and because silver is a natural resource, Colloidal Silver could not be patented. Because of this patent limitation, attention was given and money was spent on the developing of profitable infection fighting drugs- the antibiotics. The problem with antibiotics, as we would find out, is they are not effective for long, because many strains of bacteria have mutated and become resistant to them. It must also be said that antibiotics are not effective on a virus, yeast, or fungus. Colloidal Silver is, and has shown to be effective against more than 650 disease causing organisms. No single-celled pathogen can live in the presence of Silver for more than a few minutes, because the silver works by disabling it's enzyme for oxygen metabolism.
Colloidal Silver is non-narcotic, non-addicting and our body cannot build up a resistance to it. It is non-toxic, non-allergenic and has no side effects. And still, given all that we knew about Silver and Colloids, we strayed from nature and were drawn to the miracle drugs and pharmaceutical cures. Had we really forgotten? Not really. We were simply seduced off course by technology and big money promotion and put our trust and faith in things made by man. And perhaps what we have forgotten is that nature is and always was: the great provider.
What is a Colloid? Microscopic particles suspended in some sort of liquid medium. In the case of Colloidal Silver, it is microscopic particles of pure silver suspended in distilled water by the process of electrolysis. In this process the silver is given a positive electrical charge and because "like" charges repel, the Silver remains suspended throughout the water.