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Colloidal Silver

How to Fight Colds and Flu with Colloidal Silver Elixir

I don’t remember when we started making our own colloidal silver, but it’s been at least twenty years.

It takes about two hours to make a quart of a strong solution of 13ppm (parts per million).

There is good scientific and historical evidence to support the claims you may have heard about the healing benefits of colloidal silver – especially with colds and flu.

History of Colloidal Silver

Before antibiotics silver was used to cure infection and keep food from spoiling.

For many centuries royal families ate and drank from silver utensils and were rarely sick.  They were called “blue bloods” because their blood had greater levels of silver in it.  The Greeks and Romans used to store all of their perishable liquids in silver containers, and I am old enough to remember my grandmother putting a silver six pence into the jug of milk to keep it fresh in summer.

Between 1900 and 1940 colloidal silver was the primary antibiotic used in medical practice.

Silver antibiotics gave way to sulfa drugs and eventually penicillin.  At the time these compounds seemed more effective.

Now that we have antibiotic-resistant strains from overuse of these drugs silver is coming back into use as an antibiotic. Pathogens cannot become resistant to colloidal silver.

Colloidal Silver Today

Medical science acknowledges the value of silver compounds. Here are some quotes to show you how it can help:

“Metallic silver and silver compounds are used widely in medical devices and health care products to provide antibacterial and anti-fungal action. Experience has shown that they are generally safe in use and effective in controlling pathogenic organisms.”

  1. B. G.Lansdown, PHF, FRCPath, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK.


“It killed not only the HIV virus, but every virus that was tested in the lab.”

U.C.L.A. Medical Center

“When silver was present, the cancer cell de-differentiated and the body was restored.”

Dr. Gary Smith
I believe that a silver deficiency may be the key to the improper function of the immune system.”

Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. author of “The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life”


And finally: “On the February 9, 2012 broadcast of Dr. Oz’ new show, Dr.Oz endorsed the use of colloidal silver.”


Silver nano-particles are even being incorporated into clothes, like socks and stockings.  You can buy a washing machine that uses silver ions to kill germs in clothes.


When Amy had an operation a few years ago the hospital used bandages infused with colloidal silver to speed healing and prevent infection. Colloidal silver is now standard infection protocol.

Homeopathic Remedies

We’ve also added homeopathic remedies to our colloidal silver, and here’s why.

On our trip around the world some years ago Amy and I stayed for a while in a small fishing village in Sri Lanka.

Australian surfers, because of the great waves, favored it. And, as one might expect, after a day in the waves they came back to our hotel of thatched huts on the beach with various cuts, scrapes, bruises and gashes.

They had that red antibiotic ointment which prevented the worst danger in that climate which was infection (we didn’t know about colloidal silver back then) but their wounds were healing slowly or not at all despite being infection free.


We had with us homeopathic tablets of the 12 tissue salts and rescue remedy drops. When we put these homeopathic remedies on their wounds they healed quickly.

So every evening we had our clinic for the surfers.

Since then we have always kept these two remedies handy. Now we add them to our colloidal silver. We then spin the mixture in a vortex machine to potentize it, thus making a true elixir.


How Does Colloidal Silver Work?

The silver particles in colloidal silver contain a positive charge and are attracted to virus, fungi, bacterium and other single celled pathogens (disease causing organisms).

When the silver particles attach themselves to these pathogens (through the positive charge) they disable the pathogen’s oxygen metabolism enzyme. In simple terms, they suffocate and kill the bad guys. Once the bad guy is dead, the silver particle releases its bond and searches for a new pathogen to attach to. The dead pathogens are then cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems.

Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes (the good guys), colloidal silver leaves these tissue cell enzymes intact. This makes colloidal silver absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.


Using Colloidal Silver

Taken orally, colloidal silver is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then travels quickly to the body cells. After ingesting colloidal silver, it circulates in the body for about a week to two weeks before being eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel.

A regular daily intake of a teaspoon to a tablespoon of colloidal silver is recommended to protect the body against dangerous pathogens such as the cold and flu virus.


In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver can hasten healing, reducing scar tissue and infection. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, can be sprayed into the nostrils for a stuffy nose, Use it in a nebulizer or humidifier to prevent or alleviate throat and lung infections.

Put a dropperful in your ears to prevent or alleviate ear infections.

Colloidal silver is a safe, natural remedy.



It is impossible for single celled organisms to mutate into silver resistant forms, as happens with conventional antibiotics. Therefore, no tolerance to colloidal silver ever develops. Colloidal silver will not interact or interfere with other medications. Inside the body, silver forms no toxic compounds, nor reacts with anything other than a germ’s oxygen metabolizing enzyme.

The body’s ability to process the tiny atoms of colloidal silver make silver build up in the body impossible.


“Thankfully, the modern versions of colloidal silver are shown to have little or no toxicity, so silver supplementation seems to be a relatively safe and effective means of improving immunity.”

Dr. Kent Holtorf, of the Holtorf Medical Group
Also the Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison Control Center reports a “No Toxicity” listing for colloidal silver.



“The most current research indicates that a silver product must have a low silver concentration and contain small silver particles that are charged (ions) for it to produce the most beneficial effects.” 

S.E. Foran, Therapeutic Properties of Silver: A Historic and Technical Review, Quanta, January 2009


Colloidal silver, when concentrated past a certain point tends to clump or “aggregate” into larger particles. The larger particles are less effective at disabling pathogens.

It is the small, atom sized particles (1.26 angstroms/0.001 microns) that more easily penetrate the pathogen’s cell walls.

We make a concentration of 13 ppm, which we believe is the maximum effective strength.

You will find our Colloidal Silver Elixir at local stores and spas in T or C.

$25 for a16oz. bottle.
16 oz is 96 teaspoons or 32 tablespoons.

Buy a bottle now to ensure your health and well being this winter.

This is information only – not medical advice. Colloidal Silver Elixir does not replace medical care.  Always see you doctor, as appropriate, for your situation.

Wishing you health and happiness –

Amy and Rod

Side Effects

(1942 words – 10 minute read)

Aside: “Side Effects” is a great movie starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara, directed by Steven Soderberg.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. This is just my opinion. Discuss all medical concerns with your primary care physician or your prescribing physician.

Doctors are scheduled a limited length of time to see patients so make a list of things to discuss. Deal with each item in turn. Be succinct. However you should feel free to discuss your concerns and get a sympathetic response.

The days of the dictatorial doctor are over – along with house calls and the horse and buggy.

The take-home message of this article is: “take responsibility for your health and well-being”. (Because generally speaking, no one else knows you so well and/or gives a shit.)

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Getting On

(1019 words – 5 minute read)

There is a TV show called “Getting On”. It takes place in a nursing home. I work part-time in an assisted living home, which is one step up from a nursing home. I have worked in nursing homes. Waiting to die is what they are doing. I call it the dead zone.

My mother, when she reached her 80’s, said she was in the departure lounge (waiting for her flight out of here) and that’s how it is in assisted living. I call out the numbers at bingo and give an exercise class. The rest of the time they watch TV, eat and sleep.
It’s a backwater; out of the stream of life and it’s involvement in becoming this or that, in gain and loss. The game is over; all that remains are pastimes to pass time. Maybe an occasional thought arises: “What was that all about?” But as well as the body the mind is tired. All we have are vague reminiscing, stories of farm life, husbands gone, children far away; scraps of fragile memory; faint reminders of who we used to be.

Bernie Sanders is 74 and running for president so we’re not there yet, but it looms on the horizon. There is a chill in the air of my endless summer. Priorities shift. If you’re going to do it, do it soon.

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