The 1994 issue of Newsweek
featured a six page article, "Antibiotics, The end of Miracle
Drugs?" as the cover story. "The rise of drug-resistant germs
is unparalleled in recorded history," according to the article.
"Penicillin and tetracycline lost their power over staph back
in the 1950's and 60's. Another antibiotic, methicillin, provided
a backup for a while, but methicillin-resistant staph is now common
in hospitals and nursing Startseites worldwide...Trying to cripple
bacteria's defenses...will not do much more than buy us five to
ten years... A better strategy might be to abandon antibiotics
altogether in favor of different kinds of drugs." Not a very pretty
The September, 1995 issue of Time Magazine featured
an article titled "Revenge of the Killer Microbes." Sounds like
a science fiction thriller, doesn't it? But Time was serious.
"Faced with AIDS, and with an ever increasing number of antibiotic-resistant
bacteria, doctors were forced to admit that the medical profession
was actually retreating in the battle against germs. The question
ceased to be, 'When will infectious disease be wiped out?' and
became 'Where will the next deadly new plague appear?'...Humanity
once had the hubris to think it could control or even conquer
all these microbes. But anyone who reads today's headlines knows
how vain that hope turned out to be. New scourges are emerging
-- AIDS is not the only one -- and older diseases like tuberculosis
are rapidly evolving into forms that are resistant to antibiotics,...In
1992, 13,300 hospital patients died of infections that resisted
every drug doctors tried."
The basic problem is simply that bacteria have a
tremendous ability to adapt to substances. They can and do mutate
to overcome antibiotics. When the antibiotics destroy the bacteria
which are susceptible to them, they can clear the way for the
resistant bacteria to move in uninhibited.
Still another problem that has plagued the medical
profession from the beginning with modern antibiotics has been
that beneficial bacteria and organisms play various important,
natural functions in the body. Antibiotics often play havoc with
some of these friendly organisms, producing long-lasting side
effects that may be difficult to correct. Science Digest suggested
an answer to all of these catastrophic problems back in March
of 1978 in an article titled "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter." This
article by Jim Powell stated: "Thanks to eye-opening research,
silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic
kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver
kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver
is virtually non-toxic."
One reason that the antibiotics have been so popular
in the medical field is due to the fact that they can be patented.
Therefore, the pharmaceutical companies find it financially worth
while to keep the doctors educated in their medicines, while other
products go unnoticed. Silver, on the other hand, is not patentable
and there are no huge profits in it, so it is not worth heavy
promotion. The high-priced products run over the low cost products,
simply because they are more profitable.
All of this is happening at the same time that disease
bacteria are developing immunity to modern antibiotics. Furthermore,
the immunity to the antibiotics seems to be developing all over
the world, even in isolated areas. The medical profession is alarmed.
Can silver save us? Many authorities think so.
In "Use of Colloids in Health and Disease", author
Dr. Henry Crooks says that colloidal silver is highly germicidal.
In laboratory test he found that "all fungus, virus, bacterium,
streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms
are killed in three or four minutes. In fact, there is no microbe
known that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes or
less in a dilution as little as 5 parts per million. Dr. Crooks
found colloidal silver particularly effective in intestinal problems,
and tells us there are no serious effects whatsoever from high
In "Colloidal Silver" by The Association for Colloidal
Research, it is reported that: "Medical Journal Reports and documented
studies spanning 100 years indicate no known side effects from
oral or I.V. administration of properly manufactured Colloidal
Silver in animal or human testing."..."There has never been a
reported reaction with Colloidal Silver and any prescription medication..."
In Perceptions Magazine May/June 1996, Mark Metcalf
states: "I made a 16-ounce solution of well over 250 PPM and drank
it. I repeated this procedure four days in a row, daily ingesting
at least the equivalent of a 5-ppm solution! I did not eat yogurt
or acidophilus or compensate for friendly bacteria loss in any
way. The only side effect was that I seemed to feel better!"
Some other researchers do tell us, however, that
in prolonged, very heavy doses, some silver compounds will leave
gray deposits in the heavier skin folds such as the knuckles.
This condition is known as "Argyria." The only problem to these
deposits is said to be the cosmetic appearance and the condition
is said to be rare. Some experts say this condition has never
been known to occur from silver in the colloidal state. Other
experts do, however warn that this might be a possible problem
to extremely high, prolonged dosages. The very small particle
size in the colloidal silver would seem to make this possibility
remote and this very small particle size is by far the most effective
form of silver. Argyria is correctable with laser treatment, like
Furthermore, colloidal silver should not be used
along with intravenous EDTA chelation, as silver is a metal and
EDTA works by absorbing and removing metals from the blood. For
this reason, the two work against each other.
The evidence appears to support the theory that
colloidal silver is highly effective against all strains of pathogenic
bacteria, while any one antibiotic is only effective against a
few certain bacterial strains. Furthermore, antibiotics have never
been effective against viruses, yeast, or fungi. Yet, researchers
are telling us that colloidal silver has produced phenomenal results
in tissue healing and reconstruction as well as reducing scar
tissue in clinical tests. Severe cuts and wounds have healed in
much less time." This statement has not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.