Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver

This is one of several colloidal mineral drinks that show promise for cancer treatments. "Naturopathic Medicine regards Cancer as a viral and fungal [candida septicemia] process. Microorganisms depend on a specific enzyme to breathe. Colloidal Silver is a catalyst that disables these enzymes, and as a result they die. To this day, there has been no recorded case of adverse effects from it when it is properly prepared. There also has been no recorded case of drug interaction with any other medication. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics which destroy beneficial enzymes, Colloidal Silver leaves the tissue-cell enzymes intact."


Q: What is your opinion of colloidal minerals? If taken as the label recommends, are they dangerous?
A: Colloidal minerals are basically mineral-containing clay (a type of soil) dispersed in water. They've been heavily touted-- especially on an audiocassette called Dead Doctors Don't Lie-- as being more bioavailable, or absorbable, than minerals in pill form.

But the truth is, there's no scientific evidence to date to prove these claims or justify souped-up prices. Most important, even the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA)--whose members manufacture and sell supplements--advises that some colloids have been found to be high in aluminum or other potentially toxic minerals, or entirely lacking in some minerals listed on their labels. This chance of toxicity, exaggerated claims, and lack of proven efficacy are "worrisome," concludes the NNFA.

Some of the most improbable claims are made for colloidal silver. One claim quotes Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom of the Karo-linska Institute in Sweden, who supposedly has used colloidal silver as part of a cancer cure. In fact, Dr. Nordenstrom told NNFA he has never used colloidal silver. (And silver isn't even known to be an essential nutrient.)
My advice: Put your confidence in standard multivitamin-and-mineral supplements. Healthwise and wallet-wise, they're the best buy.

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