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Colloidal Silver


Yeast and mold infections are among the most difficult to treat of human ailments. Some of them are also among the most debilitating, such as candida yeast. Candida yeast will readily grow in any moist area of the body, such as the mouth ("thrush"), groin ("jock itch"), vagina ("yeast infection"), and intestines.

Candida yeast is found naturally in the body, but is normally kept under control by friendly bacteria, such as acidophilus. But candida yeast often gets out of control following the use of antibiotics. The antibiotic kills off the friendly acidophilus and aerobic bacteria but does not affect the yeast. Without the friendly organisms such as the multiple strains of acidophilus to control it, candida grows fast.

The excess sugar of diabetes will also provide food for yeast, causing it to proliferate. Diabetics are therefore especially prone to this type of problem.

The intestines form perfect breeding grounds for candida. If the condition becomes bad enough, eventually the candida irritate an area of the intestine so much that their toxins penetrate the intestinal wall into the blood stream, where they can break down the immune system. Soon the candida infection itself passes through the intestinal wall and the white blood cells are consumed in their struggle to control the infection, further destroying the immune system.

Thus, candida is a common contributor to many diseases and conditions, such as AIDS, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds, flus, etc.. Almost all disease and health problems are greatly aggravated by candida.

Candida can sometimes be controlled by increasing the acidity of the body, especially the area the yeast is growing in. This can be done by eating acid foods, such as vinaigrette salad dressings, and by applying vinegar mixed with water to the problem area.

The best antibiotic commonly used to treat this condition is Nystatin. But Nystatin is only marginally effective against yeast, and remember that the problems probably started with the use of antibiotics to begin with.

Normally the body can handle minor yeast infections. However, when the yeast reaches the infectious stage wherein it is poisoning the blood and the immune system grows weak, such infections as athlete's foot, vaginal yeast infections, and fungus infections under the nails cannot be fought off.

A common treatment for the general infection is a diet completely free of all sugars, even fruit and starches along with taking Nystatin. However, anyone who has tried this treatment will tell you that this very strict diet is almost impossible to follow and does little more than keep the infection from proliferating.

The most effective tools against yeast infections of all kinds are acidophilus (yogurt), colloidal silver, and upper colonics. Combined, they can rid the body of yeast infections about as fast as the body can dispose of the toxins from dead cultures. However, disposing of these toxins can be a real problem, for two reasons. First of all, if the intestinal infection is killed off too sudden, it is possible for the intestines to become blocked. Obviously this can be serious and sometimes requires professional treatment to clear the bowels. Second, the body tends to dispose of toxins from the blood through the skin, which causes an itchy rash when the process is too fast. Toxins from dead spores can also strain the liver and kidneys.

Therefore, it is wise to take as much acidophilus as is convenient, but to build up the use of colloidal silver gradually, usually starting with four oz. of colloidal silver a day, of about ten parts per million, or the equivalent. This is usually increased by about one oz. per day until a breaking out appears or the conditions are relieved.

The colloidal silver provides a three-fold attack on the problems of candida. First, the colloidal silver kills off anaerobic bacteria and virii wherever it comes in contact with them. Therefore, the colloidal silver virtually provides a secondary immune system against all types of disease and infections, while treating the candida. Thus much of the problems of candida are treated immediately, before the candida can be cleaned out of the system. Second, colloidal silver is unusually effective in treating the candida infection itself. And third, colloidal silver has a strange and dynamic way of healing injured and damaged tissues fast. Since yeast infections of all kinds usually attack and consume the living tissue, a healing process is badly needed, and colloidal silver has a very unique way of healing these tissues fast.

Users continually report that colloidal silver will cure athlete's foot, vaginal yeast infections, as well as candida infections of the skin very quickly and then heals the damaged tissues. However, these are often signs of an inner infection. Until the yeast infection within the body is cured, external infections keep on returning. That is no reason not to treat these conditions. But if they return, it is time to look to the source of the problems as being inward. One can, of course, find explanations for the sources of the reinfection. However, a healthy body seldom succumbs to these infections.

Colloidal silver used internally and locally is the most effective treatment available today for all of these conditions. (refer to The Candida Problem under Health)


Colloidal Silver is a natural, safe, non toxic antibiotic effective in killing over 650 pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungus and yeast. Prior to 1934 when penicillin was discovered, colloidal silver was the drug of choice for many diseases but was very expensive. Penicillin, a much cheaper antibiotic came into favor and lead to the development of many more manufactured antibiotics. Several things occurred to bring colloidal silver back. First, technology was developed that made colloidal silver less expensive to make. Second, HIV occurred, Chronic Fatigue and Candida proliferated and many diseases became resistant to the manufactured antibiotics. In addition there was a growing concern about possible side effects and drastic gastro-intestinal upset from the artificial antibiotics. In short, colloidal silver is natural, has no side effects, can not become bacteria resistant, and is effective against most pathogens including HIV, Epstein Barr (a major cause of Chronic Fatigue), parasites, Candida and Lyme's Disease. Colloidal silver is also the alternative antibiotic for the growing segment of the population that does not want to use manufactured antibiotics. It can be used ocularly, topically and orally.

  • Acne
  • AIDS
  • Allergies
  • Anthrax
  • Appendicitis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bladder Infections
  • Blepharitis (eye)
  • Blood Parasites
  • Blood Poisoning
  • Boils
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Candida
  • Chilblains
  • Cholera
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjunctivitis (eye infection)
  • Cystitis
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diphtheria
  • Dysentery
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema.
  • Encephalitis
  • Escherichia Coli Eye Infections
  • Fibrositis
  • Gastritis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hay Fever
  • Herpes
  • Impetigo.
  • Indigestion
  • Keratitis
  • Leprosy
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Menier's Disease (ear)
  • Meningitis
  • Nappyrash
  • Neurasthenia
  • Opthalmia
  • Parasites.
  • Pneumonia
  • Pleurisy
  • Prostate infections
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pseudomonas.
  • Psoriasis
  • Purulent Ophthalmia
  • Rabbit Feve
  • Rhinitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salmonella
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Septic Infections
  • Seborrhea
  • Septicemla
  • Shingles
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Staph Infections
  • Strep Infections
  • Stomach Flu
  • Syphilis
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxemia
  • Trachoma
  • Trench Foot
  • Typhoid
  • Ulcerated Stomach
  • Virus, all types
  • Warts
  • Whooping Cough
  • Yeast Infections

Colloidal silver is a colloid which is defined as a very small particle, .01 to .001 microns in diameter (four hundred thousandths to four millionths of an inch), suspended in a different media, such as a solid in a liquid. Each particle contains approximately 15 silver atoms. The particles are so small that one billion would fit into a cube four one hundredths of an inch in size. Colloidal silver is also an electrical colloid meaning the silver particles have an electrical negative charge. Because of the small partial size and electrical charge, the particles repel each other and thus stay suspended in the water indefinitely, and do not settle out. Minerals from fruits and vegetables come in a colloidal form just like colloidal silver.


The first way that colloidal silver works is that it has very effective anti microbial properties killing more than 650 known pathogens including the Aids Virus, Epstein Barr Virus, gonorrhea bacteria, Lyme's Disease, Candida, fungus, warts and parasites. Colloidal silver taken regularly acts as a second immune system to prevent illness from pathogens. It also appears to keep the liver in good shape by regenerating it when needed. In addition it may help prevent cancer by changing cancer cells back into normal cells and by limiting fermentation in the intestines. By energizing the electrical system of the body, colloidal silver allows the body to function better, thus resulting in better health, energy and vigor. Because it may take up to four days of taking colloidal silver before it reaches maximum effectiveness, it will be more effective in both prevention and treatment if taken regularly as a supplement to the daily diet.


Colloidal silver may not cure AIDS, however it does kill the AIDS Virus effectively, and eliminates or controls the many secondary infections. In addition colloidal silver appears to help regenerate and restore the damaged liver in the AIDS patient. The recommended dose is four squeezes of the dropper (45 drops) of colloidal silver four times a day taken under the tongue, held for five seconds and swallowed.


Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has used colloidal silver in his cancer treatment method. He says the whole thing is quite simple. Colloidal silver, used in conjunction with other natural therapies developed by Dr. Nordstrom, brought rapid remission in cancer patients given up on by other doctors.

The famous researcher and medical doctor, Robert O. Becker, M.D., found that cancer patients all had a definite deficiency of silver. As detailed in his books Body Electric and Cross Currents, Dr. Becker describes the fact that silver had the ability to differentiate or change cancer cells back into normal cells. Dr. Becker in addition found that silver had the ability to enhance and speed up the healing and the growth process in the body and had an enormous beneficial effect on the electrical system of the human body.

Diarrhea DISEASES: Diseases like cholera, canine parvovirus and other conditions where the disease-causing germ resides mainly in the large intestine have been effectively treated by a different approach. It is difficult for the colloidal silver to get all the way to the large intestine before the body absorbs it if you take the normal daily amount orally. An effective approach is to take large quantities instead (i.e. two ounces or more followed by two big glasses of water). This will allow the colloidal silver to make it all the way into the large intestine so it can very quickly take care of the problem.

From the - Colloidal Silver Manual - found on Astek Colloidal Silver


Silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic that has been used for thousand of years, with no harmful side effects ever having being observed.

Great Grandma put a silver dollar in the milk to keep it from spoiling as it sat on the back porch in summertime. Also it is well known that the ancient Greeks knew the medical value of silver. It was observed that those ancient families ate from silver utensils rarely were sick and had few infections. This knowledge passed on to kings, emperors, sultans and their families and members of their royal courts. They ate from silver plates, drank from silver cups, used silver utensils and stored their food in silver containers. As a result of this use, silver was ever so slightly rubbed off and mixed in their food. And after a generation or two, they received the full benefit from the silver particles, which found their way into the body o these people, hence had little chance of getting any infectious illness.

These royals were called " Blue Bloods" because their skin had a blue tint, due to the accumulation of minute traces of pure metallic silver. The common red-blooded folk, however, ate from earthenware dishes with iron utensils and frequently were sick, whilst the royals enjoyed freedom from infectious disease as early as from birth. There are many historical references on Colloidal Silver. One of the most complete is published in " The Lancet" dated Dec. 12, 1914.


Colloidal Silver was in common use in America from the late 1800s until 1938. It was prescribed for a great variety of diseases and infections. There were none of today's antibiotics available, and Colloidal Silver was used for just about everything. But Colloidal Silver was relatively expensive back then, just as today's man made antibiotics are expensive.


Today, Colloidal Silver is rapidly gaining favour in the medical community, reflecting a kind of revival in the public health sector. Dr. Richard L Davies, executive director of the Utah Silver Institute, which monitors silver technology in 37 countries, reported in 1978: " In four years we have described 87 important new medical uses for silver. We are just beginning to see to what extent silver can relieve suffering and save lives".

Some contemporary references from which this information is drawn include Dr. Harry Margarf of the St. Louis University, Dr. Charles Fox of the Columbia University; Dr Carl Moyer, Dept. of Surgery at Washington University and the literature of Dr. Robert Becker- " The Body Electric" and "Crosscurrents" Other sources are listed in the references chapter of this booklet.


Colloidal Silver is the only antibiotic known reportedly to kill all types of viruses, funguses and bacteria. Colloidal Silver is also the only antibiotic known to be perfectly harmless to all parts of the body. Whilst the liver and kidneys can be harmed by other antibiotics, Colloidal Silver promotes healing.


Colloidal Silver is non-toxic to mammals, reptiles, plants and all living things that are not of a one celled structure. One-celled life uses a different method of Oxygen metabolism, herein lies its weakness. Since Colloidal Silver acts only as a catalyst, meaning, it influences a change in the rate, or occurrence of a reaction of one-celled organisms, but does not enter into any chemical reaction with the body tissues. The mere presence of Colloidal Silver near any virus, fungus or bacterium (one-celled disease causing pathogens) will immediately cripple their oxygen-metabolizing enzyme, or chemical lung, which suffocates and dies usually within six minutes. The dead organism is subsequently cleared out of the body by the immune and lymphatic system.

Each of the other man made antibiotics will kill only five or six types of germs. Increasingly more and more bacteria is becoming resistant to these antibiotics. These bacterium are commonly referred to as Super Bugs, however they are unable to form a resistance to Colloidal Silver which will kill not only the bacteria but also all forms of viruses, a feat no man made antibiotic has managed to date! A further draw back of all other antibiotics is that they will destroy a variety of the body's essential enzymes, but Colloidal Silver doesn't, disable or harm in any way the many different human body enzymes, as these enzymes are particularly different to the enzymes of single-celled life. Colloidal Silver actually promotes healing with less resulting scar tissue. No other antibiotic will do that.


There has never known to have been a silver/drug interaction of any kind. The allophatic prescription pharmaceuticals of today are no more likely to react with silver in the body than did the surprisingly powerful of herbs from which they were developed and used for thousands of years, right along with the silver. The chemical nature of silver is such that inside the body it behaves to as to form no compounds that are toxic, and when already in the colloidal and stabilized state is even further removed from any possibility of the tiniest of problems. Colloidal Silver simply does not react with anything in the body except a germs oxygen metabolizing enzyme.


Disease organisms can become resistant to regular antibiotics, triggering dangerous super-infections. Conventional antibiotics are industrially developed from toxins manufactured by other bacteria of their own defenses-penicillin being a prime example. Disease organisms in the body respond to this cultivated toxin of the conventional antibiotic at about the same rate as they do to the original organism. This is a long enough time that a mutation can, and often occur which will make the organism immune to the particular antibiotic.

Colloidal Silver is claimed to work relatively fast- mostly within six minutes or less, upon contact within the body- that these disease causing pathogens have no time to mutate into a resistant strain as such a mutation requires far longer than the time silver needs to kill the pathogen. In fact to date no pathogen or strain thereof, has ever been known to mutate and develop resistance to silver in several thousand years of the use of this remarkable substance. To sum up no one celled organism or plant will ever be able to develop immunity to silver.


Body tissues having 5 parts per million (5ppm) of Colloidal Silver will be free of virus, fungus and bacterium. Silver particles are long lived in the body because they do not enter into a reaction, but act catalytically. A catalyst is a best described as a substance that brings about, or causes a reaction or occurrence without itself participating or being consumed. The Colloidal Silver acts as a catalyst in disabling a particular enzyme, best described as " chemical lung", as it transfers oxygen and nutrients through the cell walls of the disease causing organism. The organism suffocates! The mere proximity of silver will cripple the activity of the particular enzyme common to all viruses, funguses and bacteria- whilst not affecting the enzymes of tissue type cells.


There have been no allergenic reactions to silver reported in recorded history of the medicinal use of Colloidal Silver, because Colloidal Silver only affects the rate and occurrence of a pathogens oxygen- metabolism activity as described in the foregoing section. However Colloidal Silver does not react chemically within the body. Over use of Colloidal Silver has only one effect that is called Argyria, which is the development of grey blue tinge of the fingernails and the skin. What happens here is simply that the body starts to store the excess silver in the tissue and collagen, which make up the major part of fingernails. This condition however has no known detrimental effect and will disappear once the Colloidal Silver intake is reduced or discontinued for a while.


Mitosis- the usual cell division in body tissue- is when two new, identical cells are formed. When Colloidal Silver is present in the body tissue, some of the divisions will be different. One duplicate cell and one dedifferentiated cell are formed. The dedifferentiated cell is like a baby cell that can change into any type of cell in the body. It will naturally migrate to a part of the body where there is tissue damage, where the cell changes to a local tissue cell, adding to the normal cell repair in the injured area and greatly lessening scar tissue formation. This accelerated healing benefit of Colloidal Silver was discovered by Robert O. Becker, MD and was reported in his book, " The Body Electric".


Purchase the following parts from Dick Smith Electronics (New Zealand) to make the Generator

  • H 2923 - 1 Utility junction box black (to contain 3 - 9v batteries)
  • P 1756 - 2 Skt test pin/probe black, or any other colour
  • S 6100 - 3 Battery holder snap type 9volt
  • Total cost about $15 NZ
  • 3 - 9volt batteries (some $2 shops sell batteries, and The Warehouse sometimes have them for under $4
  • Purchase fine silver wire 2mm diameter (14 swg) and 99.9% (sometimes refered as .999) silver from a Jewellers (repairers/makers/supplies) Mine cost $60 for 500mm enough to make 6 electrodes 80mm long, so you could get two electrodes from 150mm.(2001 NZ)
  • My tumbler measures 95mm high internal and holds 250ml.
  • Distilled water from the Auto Parts shop or Garage - 1 litres cost $4.00.

Drill two holes longwise in the centre of the top of the box 3 cms apart to fit the test probes. Solder the three battery holders leads together in series ie negative to positive.

Fit the pin probes in the holes and solder the end lead of the battery holders to one, and the other lead to the other pin probe.

Snap the batteries in the holders and fit one across the box and the other two longwise.

Screw the bottom back on.

Push the silver electrodes into the sockets.

Nearly fill a tumbler (glass) with distilled or purified water and put the generator on top with the electrodes in the water.

  • It is best to use a timer. Glass volume 250 mls. do another 5 mins if glass is much larger.
  • Leave on for 20 mins, then remove and clean the electrodes, one will wipe clean with a tissue the other you will need a stainless steel curley wire pot scourrer or similar. The CS will be about 3 to 4 ppm. Stir the water
  • If you want it stronger put on for another 8 mins, clean electrodes. The CS should be about 6 ppm.
  • Store in the dark in a brown bottle, it will keep for at least 3 months.
  • It seems likely that higher ppm creates a larger particle size which may not be effective for some viral and fungal problems, using the lower ppm and increasing the dose below by half may be more effective
  • For stronger solutions set the CS generator on again for shorter times, clean electrodes and stir each time

Before you start shine a torch through the glass of water....

After 15 to 20 mins shine torch again, you should see a cloud in between the electrodes, stir water.

Then or soon after, if you shine the torch through the glass, you should get a thin beam of light as it reflects on the silver suspended in the water.

Two teaspoon of CS in 5 litres of water if shaken round and left to stand for ten minutes should kill all the pathogens.

Dosage information seems to vary quite a bit, I use -

  • 1 teaspoon CS for prevention
  • 4 teaspoons CS 3 times a day for treatment.
  • 6 teaspoons for initial dose

If you suffer from a long term disease you need to start on a low dose, no more than 1 teaspoon 3 times a day for three days, if all is well, increase to 2 teaspoons, then 3 teaspoons. The problem is that the pathogens in your body will die off and could cause problems by overloading your liver, kidneys or skin as they are removed, this can give coldlike symptoms, headaches, fatigue etc.

One of the main reasons to use colloidal silver instead of antibiotics is that the prescribed antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in the gut, the Doctor doesn't tell you this, the good bacteria normaly controls candida, but due to the antibiotics being indiscriminate in what they kill the depletion of gut bacteria allows the proliferation of the yeast fungus Candida, which further depletes the immune system. Also CS kills viruses and fungas which antibiotics normaly do not, colds are caused by viruses.

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