Better Nutrition - - CELEBRATING - By Liana Werner- Gray

Sil­ver has been used medic­i­nally for cen­turies, dat­ing back to the days of Hip­pocrates. An­cient Mediter­ranean civ­i­liza­tions used it to pro­mote the pu­rity and safety of their drink­ing wa­ter. The metal, which was highly val­ued for its an­timi­cro­bial prop­er­ties, was of­ten used as a lin­ing for uten­sils, dishes, and drink­ing ves­sels to keep food fresh and pre­vent spoilage. In the days be­fore an­tibi­otics, sil­ver was the treat­ment of choice for in­fec­tions and wounds, in­clud­ing sur­gi­cal wounds and sol­diers’ wounds dur­ing World War I. In the 1930s, when doc­tors started re­ly­ing on an­tibi­otics to treat in­fec­tions, sil­ver use dropped out of fa­vor.

For­tu­nately, you can still reap the health ben­e­fits of sil­ver to­day in the form of liq­uid and top­i­cal col­loidal sil­ver. More peo­ple are dis­cov­er­ing the healing pow­ers of col­loidal sil­ver, par­tic­u­larly with the in­crease in an­tibi­otic- re­sis­tant bac­te­ria. While hu­man re­search is some­what limited, anec­do­tal ev­i­dence is sub­stan­tial when it comes to col­loidal sil­ver’s health ben­e­fits. I have used col­loidal sil­ver for years for en­ergy, vi­brancy, im­mune sup­port, and more. Here are its top 5 health ben­e­fits:

1. Gut Cleanse: I’ve done my fair share of colon cleanses in the past 10 years. One of my fa­vorites, hands down, is a col­loidal sil­ver and aloe cleanse de­vel­oped by Robert Scott Bell, a home­o­pathic prac­ti­tioner and ra­dio show host. Ac­cord­ing to Scott Bell, this ther­apy helps re­solve gut is­sues, in­clud­ing leaky gut syn­drome, can­dida, di­ver­ti­c­uli­tis, bloat­ing, IBS, con­sti­pa­tion, and dam­age from an­tibi­otic overuse. For the cleanse: Mix 1 oz. col­loidal sil­ver with 1 oz. pure aloe juice; drink three times daily ( 45 min­utes away from food or drink) for 2– 6 weeks. Also, take a pro­bi­otic at night. [ Editor’s note: You can down­load a copy of the full pro­to­col at robertscot­tbell. com.]

2. Im­mune Health: Col­loidal sil­ver is known as a nat­u­ral an­tibi­otic, an­ti­fun­gal, and an­tivi­ral sub­stance. Ac­cord­ing to re­search by Larry C. Ford, MD, at the UCLA School of Medicine, vi­ral, fun­gal, and bac­te­rial mi­crobes were killed within min­utes of ex­po­sure to sil­ver. Some of the top im­mune- sup­port­ive uses in­clude:

En­hanc­ing over­all im­mune func­tion ( I take 1 tsp. be­fore and af­ter a flight to avoid get­ting sick).

Eas­ing si­nus in­fec­tions and al­ler­gies ( try adding a few drops to a neti pot or spray di­rectly up your nose).

Pro­mot­ing re­cov­ery and sooth­ing symp­toms from colds and flu; use at the first sign of ill­ness if pos­si­ble.

Aid­ing in re­cov­ery from bac­te­rial in­fec­tions, in­clud­ing res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tions, pink eye, and ear in­fec­tions ( place 2– 3 drops in each ear, three times daily).

3. Fun­gal in­fec­tions: Col­loidal sil­ver is known as a po­tent an­ti­fun­gal and can be used to help re­lieve ring­worm, can­dida, thrush, and other

fun­gal in­fec­tions. Ac­cord­ing to a study in the

Ira­nian Jour­nal of Biotech­nol­ogy, pine pollen helped en­hance the an­ti­fun­gal ef­fects of sil­ver nanopar­ti­cles.

4. Healthy Skin: If you have any skin is­sues, in­clud­ing skin in­fec­tions, pso­ri­a­sis, eczema, rosacea, and acne, col­loidal sil­ver gel may help re­duce in­flam­ma­tion, pain, and red­ness. The gel dou­bles as a beauty prod­uct— I dab it un­der my eyes to help with fine lines. It also make a great night cream.

5. First Aid Rem­edy: Col­loidal sil­ver gel is a must- have for your first aid kit. Ap­ply to mi­nor cuts, burns, scrapes, bites, and bruises. It’s also great to have on hand when trav­el­ing.


Safety First: Cer­tain forms of sil­ver are un­sta­ble ( i. e., they are ex­creted with­out be­ing ab­sorbed by the body), and they come with in­creased tox­i­c­ity risks. While these dan­gers are de­pen­dent on dosage, it’s best to stick with brands from rep­utable man­u­fac­tures. Low- qual­ity sil­ver has been as­so­ci­ated with ar­gyria, a rare con­di­tion in which the skin turns blue.

High- Qual­ity Sil­ver: One stand­out type is Bio- Ac­tive Sil­ver Hy­drosol, a mix­ture of highly re­fined sil­ver ions and sil­ver nan­oclus­ters. Thanks to the ex­tremely small par­ti­cle size ( as low as 0.8nm), this form is com­pletely safe when taken as di­rected. Bio- Ac­tive Sil­ver Hy­drosol also con­tains 98% pos­i­tively charged sil­ver for op­ti­mum ef­fec­tive­ness.

Dosage Guide­lines: Take 45 min­utes away from any food or drink. You can add the liq­uid to smooth­ies, juices, smoothie bowls, etc. You can also mix 2 oz. of col­loidal sil­ver liq­uid per gal­lon of wa­ter and sip through­out the day.

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