Nov. 18, 2019; by Ben Taylor (UtopiaSilver.com) There are two big deceptions perpetrated by the mainstream media, their medical industry advertisers, and even our own governmental agencies about colloidal silver. The first is that the mineral silver is simply quack science not proven as a germ-killer. They also claim that there is no credible research concerning using the mineral silver as an natural antibiotic. The truth is, there is no shortage of mainstream research about the miraculous mineral silver and its’ almost unparalleled germ-killing properties. The silver research bibliography listed below was assembled by Dr. A. Bart Flick, MD, the developer of Silverlon (www.silverlon.com) wound dressings. This he did in his research in determining the most effective anti-microbial agent and design for his invention. This amazingly effective wound dressing is used primarily in burn wards and incorporates a silver oxide impregnated wound contact layer of fabric designed into the bandages. Epidermal damage caused by burns are the most difficult to heal and silver aids in the healing process and to reduce infection and scarring better than anything else. I would also add to Dr. Flick’s list below, the work of Alfred B. Searle, “The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease” with a foreword by Sir Malcolm Morris, which was published in 1919. At that time colloidal silver had long been used effectively and safely by mainstream medicine.
Colloidal Silver Under Constant Attack
Colloidal Silver has been under almost constant attack by mainstream “healthcare” composed of the pharmaceutical industry, mainstream medicine, and governmental drug regulatory agencies. The claim is often made by these three “partners in disinformation” that there is not enough research or clinical studies to make a determination that colloid silver is both safe and effective. The truth is there is not only much historical and anecdotal evidence as to the safety and effectiveness of silver, but there has been much research and many studies on silver for medical and other healthcare applications.
To keep a logical perspective on this, the overuse of most mainstream patented drugs, inclusive of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication results in tens of thousands of cases of kidney and liver damage and thousands of deaths every year. Pharmaceutical companies and government regulatory agencies are finally admitting that 130+ people are dying every day from Opioid based pain killers. This number may be much higher as death numbers from “approved” drugs are always downplayed by those profiting from their sale. Also, this number does not include all the other OTC pain-killers like Aspirin, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen, etc., which may far exceed the health damage and deaths caused by Opioids.
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by Dr. A. Bart Flick, developer of Silverlon (www.Silverlon.com)
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184. I would also add to this impressive list the work of Alfred B. Searle, “The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease” with a foreword by Sir Malcolm Morris, which was published in 1919. At that time colloidal silver in chemical forms (silver nitrate in gelatin solutions) had long been used effectively and safely by mainstream medicine. [Note: The only drawback to the use of chemically produced silver solutions is in overuse for extended periods of time, which has a tendency to accumulate in the fatty tissue under the skin. On-the-other-hand, electrically produced colloidal silver does not have this negative cosmetic tendency.]
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