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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

There comes a time in our lives or those of our family or friends when we have to deal with an infection. For most people this usually means taking a course, or several courses, of antibiotics. Over 7 million pounds of antibiotics are sold for human use each year in the UK and US, while over 29 million pounds are sold for use in animals, mostly food animals. Unfortunately, as is the case with the majority of pharmaceutical drugs, drug company chemicals have more than one known effect, the unwanted ones of which are euphemistically called ‘side effects’,  (a character in Psyclone points out there are no such things as side effects, there are only effects.)

The list of  effects commonly includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, burning/itching/tingling skin and/or difficulty breathing. But reactions aren’t limited to gastrointestinal disorders or cutaneous reactions. The following is a list of reactions attributed to the fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics:

Central Nervous System:
– toxic psychosis
– panic/anxiety
– insomnia
– seizures
– tremours
– dizziness
– confusion
– depression

Peripheral Nervous System:
– numbness
– pain
– burning
– tingling
– stinging
– weakness

Musculoskeletal System:
– joint pain
– tendon pain
– tendon rupture
– muscle pain (rhabdomyolysis -a potentially fatal, rapid muscle wasting ADR which may include dark or pink urine)

Cardiovascular System:
– torsedes de pointes (a fatal arrhythmia)
– heart attack
– palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
– bradycardia (slow heartbeat)
– tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)

Immune System:
– anaphylactic reaction (potentially fatal allergic reaction)
– Stevens-Johnson syndrome (potentially fatal autoimmune reaction where the immune system attacks the skin)                                                         – renal  (kidney) failure (potentially fatal)

As if that wasn’t bad enough, today about 70 percent of bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at least one common antibiotic. MRSA is believed to be killing more than 7,000 people a year, with the most likely place to catch it being an NHS hospital. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria resistant to many antibiotics and causes the deaths of about 19,000 Americans each year.

But, as the title of this post states, there is a silver lining to this cloud, literally.

The following is an entry in the appendix of Psyclone:

Silver is a natural antibiotic and one of the oldest remedies in the world. It is non-toxic, non-addictive, free of ‘side effects’, and doesn’t damage the immune system. In its colloidal form (micro particles held in suspension by electrostatic charge in purified water) it kills over 600 organisms as compared to the 6 or 7 of conventional antibiotics. In addition to that, bacteria are unable to develop a resistance to it, unlike conventional antibiotics. As well as dealing with infection, silver helps human tissue regrow when used in burn therapy. It also stimulates bone-forming cells. Colloidal silver is not a controlled drug and is classified as a food supplement, and is therefore not part of Big Pharma’s monopoly. Indeed, it poses a threat to their lucrative trade. Unsurprisingly then, it’s generally labelled a poison by mainstream medicine and demonised whenever possible, as are most other effective alternative medicines and therapies.

The history of silver use in this context is fascinating and stretches back a long way. The Silver Edge,  one of the most comprehensive databases of information about silver, lists 109 pathogens and conditions successfully treated with colloidal silver, as documented in medical texts prior to the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs in the 1940’s. As Steve Barwick, President of Silver Edge comments, “The more I discover different ways colloidal silver was successfully used before the advent of prescription antibiotics, the more convinced I am that the only reason it is denigrated by medical bureaucrats now is to protect pharmaceutical company profits from competition by effective natural supplements.

After all, if people discover the fact that in many cases they can cure their own infections and diseases with a few dollars worth of safe, natural colloidal silver, they will abandon Big Pharma and their toxic prescription medicines in droves.”

US-based Silver Edge also produces and sells devices with which anyone can easily and cheaply make silver colloid at home.

UK Colloidal Silver is a UK-based manufacturer and retailer of colloidal silver, and, in my opinion, produce the highest quality and best value for money product on the UK market

 

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