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Is Silver More Valuable in Your Pocket or Your Body?

Both hold true.

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Alternative medicine has long-believed silver as a miracle treatment for scores of ailments. The proof is in the silver.

Remember that every product on the market today offers pros and cons. No one product is perfect. 

Take a chance with colloidal silver?

Silver is not only enriching your bank account, it can possibly enrich your body and help fight off inflammations and infections.

The Mining of Silver

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Take a chance with Colloidal Silver

Alternative medicine has long-believed silver a miracle treatment for scores of ailments. The proof is in your reaction to silver. If inflammations and infections plague your body, why not try colloidal silver? You have nothing to lose. Either silver helps you or it does not.

Report the positive and be watchful of the negatives.

Everything in life offers pros and cons, and colloidal silver is no exception. Everyone has a unique body structure causing no one person to react the same way to herbal remedies or traditional medicines.

When I say react, I mean that a substance you take may affect you in different ways than your friend. Your friend may see tremendous and positive effects from it, and you may realize zero. Your friend may experience some side effects from a substance. You may ingest the same material and see no side effects. Everyone is different, and everyone reacts differently.

Some people will believe wholeheartedly in a product. Other people would not waste their money on the same product.

Seasonal allergies are in full bloom during specific times of the year such as fall and spring and affect many people. Other people, like me, are bothered by allergies year round, but escalating in the fall and spring.

I embrace natural remedies, and I believe that when seasonal allergies strike me, my immunity is at its lowest. I do know that when your resistance is low on a continual basis, you can catch everything from the common cold to the flu virus, pneumonia, bronchitis, and your healing is slow. I am not pushing or selling any particular product, but often I have wondered about colloidal silver. This specific product has proven to improve your immunity.

Many consumers call colloidal silver amazing, yet others feel it sits at the pinnacle of the quackery ladder, saying it is one of the more useless products and does no good for the person. I believe that trying colloidal silver and seeing precise, positive results is proof enough for me.

My grandson is four years old and has a fantastic story to tell in his short life, which I will do in another article. At this time, all I am going to say is that the amazing chiropractor who has been treating this wee one has performed a magical cure for him.

This doctor recommended my daughter to consider colloidal silver through the winter one year to help improve his diminished immunity issues. My daughter has given the kids a product known as Silver Shield with excellent outcomes. This knowledgeable and skilled doctor mentioned that the Silver Shield brand is one of the purest of silvers and, in his opinion, the best thus far on the market today.

Since I have asthma and respiratory difficulties, I get bronchitis every winter or early spring. I am seriously thinking of starting Silver Shield. If it helps, it will be great. If after a reasonable time, I cannot see any changes I merely will quit taking it and know that I was one person it showed no positive effect on.

If you consider taking silver in the daily diet, buy the purest form available. Some consumers who believe in colloidal silver, attempt to compound it at home. The problem with this is it will have questionable purity levels. Besides, the strength of home prepared silver is difficult to dose. The best advice I can offer is, do not compound silver at home.

What is colloidal silver?

Colloidal Silver is a selling challenge to the traditional doctor. Alternative doctors have known the healing properties of colloidal silver for many years in the healing of infections and inflammations.

Colloidal silver is a mineral. Silver is one mineral that has no function in the human body and is proven a non-essential mineral supplement. Most people follow the guidelines of the FDA to determine whether they feel a product is safe. Silver is one product in which the FDA does not consider it a safe option. The FDA does not believe that silver is a capable agent against inflammations or infections and that its uses are unproven.

Those consumers who take colloidal silver do so for many reasons:

  • Yeast Infections
  • Lyme Disease
  • Flu Prevention
  • Staph and Strep Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin Problems
  • Shingles
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • Leukemia
  • Diabetes
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
  • STD's, plus much more

Colloidal silver is taken internally and topically for skin conditions. Silver is excellent for burns. Any nurse knows this to be the fact that silver nitrate helps to cure skin issues and burns. Doctors and nurses routinely used silver nitrate for years, starting in the 1900s, before the discovery of antibiotics. Silver found its place in many homes to fight off infections with relative success.

The proven belief in using colloidal silver is that the silver binds to the body's proteins, destroying and killing the germs on contact.

Few primary family doctors support the healing claims of colloidal silver; however, medical doctors and practitioners who practice alternative medicine expound the effects of silver on illness, disease processes, and short-term infections and inflammations.

Silver believed to kill the bacteria, fungi, and viruses that trigger infections and inflammations still find their way into many homes for this purpose.

Now with the advent of antibiotics, medical practitioners feel these antibiotics are more effective and marvelous miracle cures for many infections and inflammations rather than silver.

Antibiotics—Miracles of Modern Medicine, with Some Side Effects

While antibiotics eliminate infections, these medicines can cause other troubles such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Antibiotics, when required for extended lengths of time can eat away at the normal flora lining the intestine. Thus the person develops diarrhea. If diarrhea becomes severe enough, it can grow into a critical condition known as C-difficile toxin, a transmittal condition.

Some of the cons to taking colloidal silver over the long term are that the person's oral cavity, lips, skin, and nails can take on a bluish-gray hue that will not go away. When people take on this striking blue hue to their body, the condition known as Argyria becomes pronounced.

My question is if a mineral such as colloidal silver repeatedly shows to increase one's immunity against infections in the first place so that the person does not have to resort to medicine with side effects, is not this a better option towards health and wellness?

It makes sense to me to take something such as silver to help support the body in their fight against illness. What harm can it do to try silver? However, be aware that silver has one thing to watch for such as Argyria.

Argyria is a condition that causes your nailbeds and skin to take on a purple color. This purple color shows up in different levels from a faint tinge to a deep color. Everyone reacts differently. There is no cure for this condition or reversal of symptoms. Medical reports state that laser treatments are showing promise of reversing this condition but more work and testing is needed.

There are pros and cons of every product in the marketplace today. Each person has to make up their mind about what works for them and what does not work. No two people are alike in the way their body processes vitamins, minerals, supplements, medicine, and even foods, and the specific reactions to these elements vary greatly.

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Carolann Sherwood
Carolann Sherwood

Professional nurse for over 40 years

Owned a children's daycare, eight years

Owned an upper scale clothing resale shop

A freelance writer 

Editor since 2010 on a writing platform site

A published author, "Return To The Past" available on Amazon

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