When Colloidal Silver Doesnít Work
What do you do when colloidal silver doesnít work against an active infection?†
The first thing you need to do is to make sure your dosage and delivery method are correct.†
If that doesnít resolve the situation, then you need to move on to another healing modality.
Since Iíve faced this very problem from time-to-time over the past 20 years, let me explain how Iíve handled it each timeÖ
∑ Astragalus herb, for its immune-boosting and antiviral properties
∑ Essential oil of Melaleuca, for certain topical fungal infections as well as for infected boils
∑ Essential oil of Lemon, for certain upper respiratory infections (six or eight drops added to the water in a cool mist vaporizer and inhaled)
∑ Pure Thuja oil, for serious topical infections
∑ D-Ribose, to help boost cellular metabolism when a viral infection has crippled it, and as a consequence has caused reduced immunity (supplemental ATP also works)
∑ DMG (dimethylglycine), to help boost immunity to the point infections can be cured more easily (up to a 400% boost in immunity)
∑ Vitamin D (in larger than usual doses), for its antiviral and immune-boosting properties
∑ Vitamin C (in larger than usual doses), for its antiviral and immune-boosting properties
After all, we now live in an Era of Strange Diseases.† And the more you know, the more likely it is youíll live through even the worst of infections, should you ever end up with a nasty one.†
Oh, and by the way:† Iím not an alternative medicine martyr.† As I stated earlier, Iím married to getting well as quickly as possible.† So if Iíve exhausted the most obvious supplements in my natural health arsenal for a particular infection, and have still not found relief, I go to the doctor.† And if antibiotic drugs are the only choice left, I take the damned antibiotics.†
Thereís a little thing called ďrisk-reward.Ē† And if necessary, Iíd rather take the risk of using toxic antibiotic drugs and potentially live through a nasty infection, than fail to take that risk and die from the infection.†
Most Common Reasons
Silver Doesnít Work
In my personal experience, the most common reason colloidal silver doesnít seem to work for some people is failure of the individual to use colloidal silver in the correct manner. †Here, Iím speaking of dosage, and method of delivery.†
For example, sometimes when people fail to heal an infection with colloidal silver, itís because the incorrect dosage was used.†
Most commercial colloidal silver products, for example, say to take between a teaspoon and a tablespoon of colloidal silver per day.† But thatís for prophylactic (i.e., preventive) usage.† Thatís for keeping a little bit of silver circulating in your bloodstream to help the body fight off germs and other pathogens before an infection can even get started.†
But using colloidal silver to help the body fight off an active infection is a completely different thing.†
There are some things (for example, food poisoning) that taking a couple of teaspoons of colloidal silver simply won't help with, whereas taking six or eight ounces in divided doses over the course of a day would have helped magnificently.
So making sure you take the proper dosage is paramount.† And that can vary from infection to infection.† Sometimes, you have to experiment just a little bit.† And the more you can learn about dosage, the better off youíll be, as well.† (More about resources to learn about different dosages, for different diseases, later in this article.)
Inappropriate Method of Usage
I once had a reader chastise me because her sonís case of Pink Eye, an eye infection, was not cured when she had him use colloidal silver.† So I asked her how she was using it.† She said, ďI gave him a half a cup of colloidal silver to drink, three times a day.Ē†
Well, thereís the problem:† You canít cure a Pink Eye infection by drinking colloidal silver.† You have to apply colloidal silver directly into the eye.†
According to experts such as Dr. James Balch, author of the best-selling book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, and in line with my own personal experiences, just two or three drops of 10 ppm strength colloidal silver in each eye, three times a day, will easily cure a case of Pink Eye in just a day or two (learn more about using colloidal silver to heal eye infections, here).
Likewise, itís highly unlikely youíll ever be able to cure an earache by drinking colloidal silver.† But, simply putting four or five drops of colloidal silver inside the offending ear and allowing it to seep down into the ear canal for six to ten minutes or so can shut down even a severe earache overnight!† (Learn more about using colloidal silver to heal earaches, here and see a video demonstration, here.)†
Another example:† Some people have complained that drinking colloidal silver did not help with their upper respiratory infection.† And that does occasionally happen.†
But nine times out of ten, if the person will inhale the colloidal silver directly into their lungs where the infection is, using a medical nebulizer rather than merely drinking it, relief begins almost immediately and the infection can be healed within a matter of days (learn more about nebulizing colloidal silver, here).
In short, getting the treatment method right is often just as important as getting the dosage right.† ††
Another example:† In my 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, I wrote about an experience I called "the sore throat from hell," in which my wife Kathy and I successively got sick with very severe throat infections.
She was afflicted with her sore throat first, and drank lots of colloidal silver Ė four or five ounces at a time, several times a day.† But the colloidal silver had no beneficial effect whatsoever on her sore throat.†
But directly afterwards, when I came down with the same sore throat, colloidal silver worked wonders for me.† Why?† Because I used it differently than she did.† I used a completely different treatment method.† Hereís the story, straight from the Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual:
ďMy wife came down with a sore throat that was so severe she could barely swallow her own saliva without triggering uncomfortable pain.†
Sleeping was almost impossible, because her throat had become so raw, sore and swollen that every time she swallowed in her sleep she would strangle.† This sore throat came on quickly, with little warning.† It began feeling raw almost immediately.††
Of course, Kathy began powering down the homemade colloidal silver right off the bat.† Over the years, that had become our pat answer to eradicating infection.† But rather than healing, the sore throat grew worse and worse.
The colloidal silver had no effect on her sore throat at all.† This was something that had never happened to us before. †So we tried numerous other natural healing modalities, as well, and none of them worked. †
So after four days of watching helplessly as Kathy suffered with this sore throat from hell, I finally broke down and took her to the doctor, and got a prescription for some penicillin.† And within the first day of taking it, Kathy could feel her throat beginning to clear up.†
By day three of taking the penicillin, she could swallow with nowhere near the discomfort she had endured for the past week.† Whatever the bug was, penicillin was the only substance we could find that effectively repressed it.†
It took the full 10-day course of penicillin to do the job, and although she was weakened by the antibiotics, she experienced no resurgence of the bug.
Just after Kathy had begun to recover, however, I woke up in the middle of the night with -- you guessed it -- a nasty sore throat.† As in Kathyís case, I could barely swallow without intense pain. The swelling in my throat was pronounced.† And the inside of my throat was so raw I felt as if it were on fire.
My first instinct was to go to the doctor and start taking penicillin immediately.† But after collecting my thoughts, I remembered some medical studies on colloidal silver Iíd read just a few days after Kathyís ordeal, in which the specific pathogens tested against silver were not killed unless they came into direct contact with the silver for a full six to ten minutes or more at a time.
So I immediately grabbed a bottle of colloidal silver we had at bedside (produced by the low≠ voltage DC method), rolled over onto my back, and poured some into my mouth.† I began to gargle lightly, but rather than swallowing, I simply held the colloidal silver in my mouth, allowing it to slowly trickle down the back of my throat.†
I stayed flat on my back, allowing the colloidal silver to pool at the entrance of my throat.† Each time the urge to swallow came, I forced myself to swallow only a little bit, even though my gagging reflex was pressing me to swallow the entire mouthful.†
And each time I swallowed a little of the colloidal silver, allowing it to slowly trickle down my throat, I would also pour a little more of colloidal silver into my mouth to compensate for the amount I had swallowed.†
In this way, I kept colloidal silver in direct contact with the infected area for over 15 minutes.† I then swallowed the remaining colloidal silver, rolled over and went promptly back to sleep.
At 6 a.m. I woke up and noticed that although my throat still felt as if it were on fire each time I swallowed, it was not nearly as swollen and uncomfortable as it had been only a few short hours earlier.†
So I repeated the colloidal silver treatment exactly as I had done earlier, holding the colloidal silver in my mouth and letting it slowly trickle down my throat again for a full 15 minutes.† I went back to sleep when I was done, and woke up again at 9 a.m., repeating the same procedure once more.†
By this time I had completed three separate 15 minute courses of this treatment.† I estimate that I used a total of two ounces of my homemade colloidal silver with each treatment, for a total of six ounces in all.†
By noon, the sore throat and swelling was completely gone.† I repeated the procedure again at 6 p.m. for preventive purposes, and again at 7 a.m. the next morning.† The infection never returned.Ē
So why did colloidal silver work for me, when Kathy (who presumably had the same sore throat bug and had simply passed it on to me) received no benefit from it whatsoever?†
Obviously, the answer has to do with the treatment method.† Kathy drank relatively large quantities of colloidal silver, but she did not attempt to keep it in direct contact with the infected area of her throat except for a brief cursory gargling before drinking each dose.†
On the other hand, I used far less colloidal silver than she did, but I kept it in direct contact with the infected area for 15 minutes at a time.† And I repeated this treatment protocol a total of five times over the course of two days.†
This means the colloidal silver was in direct contact with the infectious microorganisms for a total of one and a half hours over a two-day period.†
It was clear to me that each time I allowed the colloidal silver to remain in direct contact with the pathogens for the 15 minute treatment period, huge numbers of them were killed off.†† Eventually, enough were killed off to stifle the infection completely.
So again, using the proper treatment method is as crucial as using the proper dosage.† In fact, oftentimes, with the right treatment method, far lower amounts of colloidal silver can be used.† And thatís why it pays to read up on how other people are using colloidal silver to heal their various infections.†
You can read hundreds of in-depth personal first-hand accounts of using colloidal silver successfully, in a wide variety of ways, here.†
Or, you can learn much more about colloidal silver dosages and delivery methods, for a wide variety of diseases, in my 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual.
And if you've got those two things down pat Ė correct dosage and treatment method -- and colloidal silver still isnít working, then there's every possibility you've run across one of those very rare cases in which a pathogen simply doesn't respond to silver.
Making your own colloidal silver is the only way to know for sure youíre getting the highest quality colloidal silver possible.†
After all, many store-bought brands have been demonstrated in studies to contain no silver at all, which is another reason some people have found that colloidal silver ďdidnít workĒ for them.†
The freshness of colloidal silver is also important, as colloidal silver thatís been sitting on a shelf for months at a time in a health food store can lost much of its potency, whereas when making your own colloidal silver whenever needed, itís always at peak freshness and maximum potency.†
∑ To learn why you should always make your own colloidal silver for maximum quality and effectiveness, see this link.†
∑ To learn how to make the highest quality colloidal silver possible for less than 36 cents a quart with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, click this link.†
∑ To discover why the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is superior to all other home colloidal silver generators, click this link.†
∑ And if youíd like to learn how astonishingly easy it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, click this link.
Meanwhile, Iíll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silverÖ.
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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