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Colloidal Silver the history and health rewards

Colloidal Silver the history and health rewards

I will start by stating that I am not a Doctor and you should always seek a health practitioner’s advice on any conditions and treatments.

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The History of Colloidal Silver

For thousands of years silver was respected as a multipurpose healing technique. From early Rome, Greece, and places like ancient Paeonia, precious metals was used extensively to manage contamination and infection. Famous practitioners like Hippocrates, demonstrated that silver treated open wounds and managed disease way before antibiotics.

The acceptance of silver is known from before BC and spread to the Middle East around 700 AD during which it was commonly used for conditions like bloodstream filtration, cardiovascular diseases, syphilis, and even for simple things like managing bad breath.

During Napoleon times, the legions of Alexander implemented water flasks coated internally with silver to purify water from waterways. Silver was still used commonly by Russian in World War I, and even into World War 2.

Prior to refrigeration, it was a normal practice to put a silver coin into milk to preserve the milk, due to the fact silver was understood to protect against the growth of bacteria, algae and other unwanted microorganisms.

In recent times we have found silver to still be a powerful substance, it was almost lost from the history books like many other old health technics, but even now people stumble on to the power of silver by accident like, the State University of New York was running a project in the 1970s and they were making an shield with nylon and silver and it lead to them rediscovering that silver has unique antimicrobic characteristics, a long story short they ended up making a silver formulated wound dressings (Silverlon) obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.

The funny thing is that when silver is used in a product that can be patented they approve it but when its just silver that you can make at home for a few cents then they don’t approve of it? This is highlighted by the fact that Silverlon bandages are ok yet the official line from the FDA about the use of silver is they do not consider it to be a safe or effective treatment for ANY disease or condition. Strong words there, considering the history of silver.

You can eat toxic food full of numbers and pesticides we know cause health issues, that’s ok, GMO, no problem, but silver used for thousands of years, don’t touch that!

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Main uses for colloidal silver

The most common use is as an Antibacterial Agent.
Colloidal silvers capacity to eliminate antibiotic immune superbugs is spectacular. While working at UCLA, Larry C. Ford, MD, reported over 600 separate disease producing pathogens that ended up being defeated in moments when exposed to silver. (http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2012/07/ucla-medical-test-on-colloidal-silver-water-2444096.html)

Wound Cleaning, Skin Health Care

Robert O. Becker, MD, claims that colloidal silver promotes rehabilitation and repair of skin and other tissue. (http://www.johncfish.com/silver/index.htm)
A recent investigative report produced by Pharmacognosy Communications in 2012, advocated that colloidal silver treatments should be use to treat burns, yeast infection, and other conditions. (http://www98.griffith.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/handle/10072/46907/78136_1.pdf;jsessionid=25AE92BFBF451EC54C811850BEE09E5D?sequence=1)
Antiviral Agent

Colloidal silver positive aspects can be observed as an anti-viral for respiratory disease, herpes virus, shingles and other Viruses. Dr. Martin Hum, notes colloidal silver as a natural remedies to completely stop viruses in their tracks. (http://www.ion.ac.uk/information/onarchives/vanquishingviruses)
Anti-Inflammatory

Silver is also a excellent anti-inflammatory therapy. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, examined the impact of inflammatory reaction following treatment using colloidal silver; they revealed that the irritated pores and skin of pigs medicated using colloidal silver encountered near normal skin after only 72 hours, while different treatment method groups remained inflamed. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18550449?dopt=AbstractPlus)

Other things Colloidal silver can improve are,
Sinusitis (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24431107)
Common Cold/Flu (http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-779-colloidal%20silver.aspx?activeingredientid=779&activeingredientname=colloidal%20silver)
Pneumonia and many more.

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Who to believe?

With the way the world works now, these days its all about money, so the best way to find out more about any product or service is to find and read over personal testimonials from people that use the products or services. I know that real people are more trustworthy that big companies, media or government. There are a heap for forums where you can read amazing stories of people that use The History of Colloidal Silver on themselves or pets to fix a huge range of issues.

In Australia it’s illegal to market colloidal silver as a medication or nutritional supplement it’s legal to sell it for water purification purposes, like many things in the natural health industry you can’t state much at all without fear of being attacked, and the best advise is always to research and ask or read up on people’s personal experience using it.

I do use Colloidal Silver myself and I have seen what it can do, but so people can see I am not biased I will not go into my own personal experience and instead give a few links to site s full of people that use CS.
http://www.colloidal-silver-colloids.com/contrib/mesosilver-testimonials.htm

I make my own colloidal silver for less than $1 a liter at home and it can also be brought from health shops or online. So if you have an interest in trying out CS google is your friend.

Scientific proof for tea tree oil as a treatment for headlice

Headlice and nits are a constant nuisance in many households which generally occur in children from head to head contact at school or other social occasions. We have had to deal with the problem many times and through trial and error, have found the best solution to the problem. I have heard from other parents that tea tree oil hasn’t worked for them or that other natural stuff just doesn’t work. The problem usually is not that the treatment did not work, but that is was not executed correctly. I am constantly frustrated with some parents who refuse to de-lice their kids, and thus spread them to others, but have found the best course of action is prevention. My kids still get nits, particularly when they are around infested kids, but far less frequently than they used to.

Having a spiritual connection can mean better health

One of the many reasons that I have been drawn to Naturopathy as a profession is that the healing involved encompasses the WHOLE person. It is one of the founding principles of this modality and one that I feel truly connected with. Human beings are complex organisms that have an array of connections from our consciousness, our mental state and our physical being. While it is impossible to be in perfect balance of these elements, all the time, it does make sense to nurture the mind, body and the spirit to achieve wellness and maintain it.

Often in modern Western culture, the spiritual aspect gets ignored. Aside from some vague religious connections, many people spend a lot of energy focusing on mental and physical health without understanding that we have complexities about us, energy connections that go beyond us that need to be acknowledged and nurtured. Studies have found that people who are religious or spiritual can cope with health issues better and even live longer in some cases. For example, a study published in the August 1999 issue of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences examining almost 4,000 North Carolina residents aged 64 to 101 found those who attended religious services at least once a week were 46 percent less likely to die during the six-year study. Lead author Harold G. Koenig, M.D., of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. “When we controlled for such things as age, race, how sick they were and other health and social factors, there was still a 28 percent reduction in mortality,” he says. (Koenig HG, Hays JC, Larson DB, George LK, Cohen HJ, McCullough ME, et al. 1999.) Another study found that patients with long term illness who had strong spiritual beliefs could cope better with pain and symptoms of terminal illness than those who were not spiritual. (Puchalski, C. M. 2001.) This literally shows in just two examples that having a spiritual connection can mean better health and there are plenty of other studies out there too.

The Golden Age of Synthetic Drug Development is over

The Golden Age of Synthetic Drug Development is over.

 

This information is what I found while on my own journey for treating arthritis, I am not a doctor or health professional and don’t claim to be anything more than a normal bloke that likes to know what works for me and my family. My wife is a training naturopath and it has become more than just an interest in natural health for us both and our family. In short, the health system failed both me and my son, and that sparked a fantastic new way to live and thrive using natural methods. So this blog post is just what I found in my own personal studies.

Good fats, bad fats

No more hydrogenated, processed fats

I grew up in the 1990’s where it was sold to us all that fat free or low fat was healthy, but most of this low fat food was found in processed, colourful packaged foods. My mum would make sure we didn’t eat high fat foods, but our consumption of foods that were high in sugar and other chemicals was through the roof. We used to come in from playing outside and guzzle cordial, and eat some devon with salad for dinner. I thoroughly believe my mum was doing her absolute best by us with regard to diet. She had a budget and was very busy with my four siblings and me as a single mum. I absolutely applaud her. Back then we didn’t have the internet, we didn’t have resources to self-educate about health. What we did have was media, and the propaganda was everywhere. Low fat this, fat free that, I even remember the advertisement for PRAISE mayonnaise, 100% fat free! The funny thing was that it was common to drink sugary drinks, they were everywhere. You only have to watch a movie from the 80’s or 90’s to see this prevalence.

We are going grain free

The reasons why we are going grain free

In 2013 I received a call from my Dad, he said he was going to get some pretty invasive tests as he had been experiencing some terrible GI symptoms and wanted to get to the bottom of it once and for all. To cut a long story short, my Dad was diagnosed as having Coeliac disease. The Gastroenterologist declared that his intestines were so inflamed, they were bleeding. The only cure for this was to go completely gluten free. Now for my Dad, this was overwhelming. He eats a really good, home cooked hearty diet, but LOVES beer. So over the proceeding months, he eliminated gluten, and began to heal. The amount of testing for this diagnosis was mind boggling, endoscopes, biopsies, genetic tests and blood tests. The fact that he tested positive for the coeliac gene, meant that I and my kids have a chance of having it too.

Following my Dad’s journey, I began documenting my own GI issues. I had been to several GP’s over the years with severe indigestion, immune issues (including glandular fever and an enlarged spleen) and I was only in my early 30’s. My second son had also been to the GP for severe constipation and we were both dismissed as having irritable bowel and told to increase fibre and take Metamucil. Not only did we have these symptoms, that would not abate, no matter how much water and fibre we added, but my youngest baby had severe eczema and my husband’s arthritis was getting worse. Our eldest son had always been sickly with fevers, severe infections, bouts of neutropenia and hospitalisations. He used to be an excellent eater, but over the years started to become fussy and preferring carbohydrate based foods. He does have sensory issues, and the school speech pathologist suggested a paediatrician visit to look at Asperger’s. We have not done this, but that is another blog entirely.

Home Remedies for Kid’s Immune Systems

Healing Naturally by helping the immune system

This past Sunday, my eldest boy, Cayden (9) woke up after a fun sleepover with a friend, vomiting, pale and feverish. Cayden has a history of fevers, neutropenia and elevated C – reactive protein levels, all at different times in his life, with acute symptoms and hospital stays. In each case, he was diagnosed with different viruses or infections and they were treated as isolated incidents, due to his subsequent recovery, noted through follow up blood tests. My instinct is that he has an autoimmune issue, and I am working continually to assist his body to heal.

Travel while you are still young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.

Good health should always start in the kitchen

Good health should always start in the kitchen, you are what you eat and when travelling many people eat on the run and way to much fast food. For short trips take the time to per-make dishes before you leave and not only does it save time cooking on the road it save money! When we are camping the last thing i want to waste time doing is cooking for 6 people so we always spend a day cooking for the week and all the food is local in season produce when possible. This leaves the nest of the week to family fun.

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”

– Eugene Fodor

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