Does a Natural Antibiotic Exist?

Kara Bauer Health Guide December 10, 2012
  • As you might have realzied, I am travelling in Southeast Asia, primarily Thailand.  Now just at the beginning of my trip, I decided to take a 10-day excursion to Bali, Indonesia. Although not all that common with the abundance of great organic fruits and vegetables here, I very quickly came down...

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  • Ann Bartlett
    Dec. 10, 2012

    Kara,

    In 2009, FDA posted an advisory against the use of colloidal silver, becuase of an uptick in argyria. They also posted warnings for people with chronic conditions like liver and kidney disease.  http://nccam.nih.gov/health/silver Even Dr. Weil has posted information against it's use: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA363388/collodial-silver.html...

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    Kara,

    In 2009, FDA posted an advisory against the use of colloidal silver, becuase of an uptick in argyria. They also posted warnings for people with chronic conditions like liver and kidney disease.  http://nccam.nih.gov/health/silver Even Dr. Weil has posted information against it's use: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA363388/collodial-silver.html

     

    I'm a big believer in integrative medicine, but I would rather reach for a homeopathic remedy over something that could have negatively impact my health.

    People with chronic conditions have greater risk for adverse reaction to things like colloidal silver.

    • Kara Bauer
      Health Guide
      Dec. 12, 2012

      Thank you Ann for your comments. The choice to use colloidal silver is an individual one and I agree that those with chronic serious conditions should speak to their doctors and conduct the proper research before deciding to use it. However, based on my own research and understanding, good quality pure silver products used in proper dosages will not result...

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      Thank you Ann for your comments. The choice to use colloidal silver is an individual one and I agree that those with chronic serious conditions should speak to their doctors and conduct the proper research before deciding to use it. However, based on my own research and understanding, good quality pure silver products used in proper dosages will not result in the condition called argria. The silver products to avoid are ionic silver solutions or silver protein forms. Silver use guidelines can be found on the Silver Safety Council's website referenced in the post. Even so, your advice to consider other treatment protrocols that may carry less risk is a good one for those who prefer an alternative natural approach with less contradictory claims.

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