We recently saw how our messages about investing in tax liens have created concerns. But a recent article about using colloidal silver raised an even bigger storm! I had so many readers telling me how great this product is yet many others saying it's a quacky thing this is. Share with me here some of the thoughts that readers have expressed.
Our message about colloidal silver showed how to obtain a report that describes its benefits and shows how to make it inexpensively. See https://www.garyascott.com/health/687/ Few messages have produced so many responses, both positive and negative.
For example one reader wrote:
"Gary, Love your emails and news; but be careful with silver. Please see the report on Rosemary Jacobs, which says:
Right after starting high school at the age of 14, Rosemary volunteered to work in the local hospital as "candy stripers." The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters who required that all new volunteers attend a class at their convent once a week on Saturday mornings. The nun who gave the course was also a nurse and a pharmacist. One morning when I walked in she was very startled by my appearance. "Why are you that color?" she asked. What color? No one had noticed that my color was weird until then. She repeated, "Why are you that color? Ask the doctor." Suddenly everyone noticed. I was slate-gray. We had a family friend, a general practitioner, who made an appointment for me to see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, Saturday rolled around again and I went back to class. This time Sister greeted me with, "You're taking nose drops, aren't you?" I told her I was. "Stop," she said. "They have silver in them. That's why you're gray."
She had seen another nursing sister at the hospital with the same skin discoloration, which was also caused by nose drops, probably from the same doctor who was on their staff. The dermatologist took one look at me and diagnosed argyria - a permanent, irreversible skin discoloration caused by the ingestion of silver.
A biopsy confirmed the diagnosis showing all the little specks of silver in my skin. Unfortunately, that is the only information that I have ever been able to get about the drug that disfigured me. No one ever sued doctors back then."
I had heard about blue people before writing about colloidal silver and researched this aspect of colloidal silver before sending that message. You can see what the author of the colloidal silver report has to say about people turning blue and see how the establishment is trying to blind the public to the benefits of this product.
Another reader wrote:
"I appreciate your holistic approach in including health issues as well as economic topics in your messages. The benefits claimed of colloidal silver are, to put it colloquially, too good to be true. Such claims in economic matters, such as stock tips, are supposed to ring alarm bells in our heads, as you and many others keep reminding us. I wonder if colloidal silver falls in this category.
The link on colloidal silver in your e-mail claims to dispel the awful "argyria" myth (or, where are all those "blue people" anyway?). The following recent article on one of those blue people would make me think twice about trying colloidal silver."
To see this information please email email email@example.com. This long email message provides some incredible details and is frightening in that it shows how part of the establishment is trying to stop the public from gaining a clear view of this product.
For those who want a short answer. The lady the reader refers to above did not obtain argyria from colloidal silver but from silver nitrate, an entirely different product.
But let's look at what other readers had to say.
"Gary, You have now entered the field of quackery, which should have been below you. There is nothing new in silver colloidal and it has not been stopped by FDAS. Suggest you do a bit of research. Go to Google: Search Colloidal silver. Do it again. Search Colloidal Silver and FDA...there are many more. The product could be harmful...it is an old medicine that has been used and discarded by medicine."
I agree with the reader above that this is an old healing substance that modern medicine no longer uses as was yoga, acupuncture and untold numbers of herbs. Whether it is quackery or not, is another matter. I have used colloidal silver for years myself (it was recommended to me by both my Doctor and Dentist) and found it effective. There are many things that modern medicine now prescribes I would not think of letting touch my lips (or skin or eyes or hair, etc.). Certainly there are many doubts and questions about the substance and the integrity of products used in modern medicine.
Plus I received many notes of support about colloidal silver also.
Great article on Colloidal silver. Here is an article on how they are using it to overcome malaria in Africa.
Clifton Mining (CFTN-OTC) and American Biotech produce a colloidal silver compound that arrests the effects of malaria. The mosquito-born fever kills 2.7 million people a year, mostly African children. The world spends $300 million a year on malaria control and a WHO progress report on the $700 million Roll Back Malaria campaign conducted over the past two years has achieved little. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is from Ghana, where successful tests have been completed, which in hospital trials shows that American Biotech and Clifton Mining's colloidal silver product ASAP arrests the effects of malaria. The two companies' representative met this week with WHO executives to discuss the possible use of ASAP via the World Health Organization. Malaria costs the African economy $12 billion a year." Here is another happy colloidal silver user. "Gary, excellent info on colloidal silver. A few months ago, I began using a product called Sea Silver. To make a long story short, it is a LIQUID multi- vitamin/mineral product made from a lot of seaweeds and other stuff. One of its primary ingredients, is colloidal silver, so I get a dose of it every day. I think it's a great product, especially because it is liquid (about 10 times more easily absorbed that pills or capsules). Here is a web page that lists its ingredients: http://www.vitalityplus.com/ininseasil.html Check it out, see what you think."
I hope all these views will help you have a broader understanding of colloidal silver and much more. Like almost everything I write about, I use this myself and like it. This means more to me than all the FDAs, AMAs, quackery sites and positive endorsements as well. I feel that colloidal silver works for me. Whether it might work for you depends on many factors. But I recommend give it a try (this is the only way to really know) before you just write it off. This can be a valuable tool. But also keep the maxim I have written about before in mind “Medicine is dose.” See my online catalog