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The Health Benefits of Silver as an Alternative Treatment

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By    |   Monday, 04 November 2019 10:31 AM

Silver has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes and was considered the most potent antimicrobial agent available before the widespread use of antibiotics in the 1940s. Now it's enjoying a resurgence of popularity among alternative health care practitioners.

The most popular form is colloidal silver, silver particles suspended in liquid, available at health food stores and online nationwide. Dr. Kent Holtorf M.D., a leading medical expert from California, tells Newsmax he has been using it in his practice for almost 20 years.

"We've had cases of Lyme disease which had been deemed untreatable by conventional methods for years clear up in days," he says. "It is tremendously effective from many chronic and acute infections where even high doses of antibiotics didn't work."

The best part, says Holtorf, is that colloidal silver is not toxic and there is no resistance to its healing powers even with so-called superbugs like MRSA. While the FDA warns that many of the health claims are unproven, supporters abound.

Dr. Todd Donohoe, D.C., of Murrieta, California, has been using colloidal in his practice and to keep his own family healthy for decades. He says that silver is an effective disinfectant as well as an antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agent. 

Colloidal silver works by disrupting the DNA of the virus or bacterial rendering it harmless. It also boosts the immune system while maintaining a healthy bacteria balance in the gut, unlike antibiotics. It can be inhaled, injected, used orally, or put into a nebulizer to treat lung infections. Always check with your health care provider before using the product as colloidal silver may interact with certain antibiotics and thyroid medications.

Here are some other healing uses:

  1. Colds and flu. Dr. Holtorf says that he uses the nasal silver to prevent colds and flu. "The flu vaccine is very ineffective compared to silver," he says. "The flu vaccine is only partially effective while using silver is 70-90% effective in preventing the flu virus." It also treats the common cold, says the expert.
  2. Antibacterial. A UCLA study documented that 650 pathogens were destroyed in minutes when exposed to small amounts of silver. It also doesn't create immunity or resistance like its antibiotic counterpart.
  3. Wound healing. Holtorf says that colloidal silver stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues and is excellent for treating burns, infections, thrush, periodontitis, and other conditions. It's been used to treat ring worm, for example, because of its high anti-fungal potency.
  4. Eye and ear infections. Pink eye, an inflamed mucus membrane that covers the eyeball, can be treated with colloidal silver because despite its cause — viral or bacterial — the solution will treat the infection promptly. Because ear infections can also have multiple causes, this all-in-one solution is effective.
  5. Sinusitis. According to clinical trials, using silver nasal spring can combat sinus infections. You can also put a few drops in a neti pot and pour the solution directly to your nasal cavity by tilting your head back. It's also been effective in treating allergies.
  6. Pneumonia. Modern drugs may not be effective in treating bronchitis or pneumonia if the cause is viral. By using silver in a nebulizer, you transfer its healing power right into your lungs where it combats the germs directly, often clearing up the condition in days.
  7. Antiviral. Dr. Holtorf says that preliminary studies show great promise in the treatment of HIV, herpes, shingles, and warts with colloidal silver. "It's one of the best natural remedies to stop viruses fast," he says.

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