From: Sarah C. Corriher
Subject: Re: Health Question About Colloidal Silver
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 7:20:43 -0400 (EDT)
"What other kind of metals can be beneficial? I've heard of colloidal gold, but never really researched on what that is supposed to be good for."
Colloidal gold is believed by some to improve the concentration, and it has been shown in at least one study to increase the I.Q. (dramatically in several subjects). Colloidal copper is especially good for the skin, increasing both its elastin and collagen. It is believed that lots of people may be deficient in copper, due to our depleted soils. Although, large amounts of it can quickly become toxic when consumed supplementally.
"In regard to the hydrogen peroxide, is the hydrogen peroxide typically bought in stores (usually in a brown bottle) okay to use? I have heard from some sources that these may contain elements which are unhealthy."
Store-bought hydrogen peroxide usually contains chemical stabilizers which are not healthy to consume. We recommend purchasing 3% food-grade hydrogen peroxide for internal use.
"Should I wait until fizzing has stopped before adding it in the water? Also, what are the dangers (if any) of oxygen/ozone therapy? I have read in other places, even from 'alternative' health sites, of people who generally don't recommend this. If I remember correctly, it was about excess oxygen speeding the aging process, or something to that effect."
If you are making the energizing oxygen drink that we cited in a previous article, then the answer is yes. You should wait for the fizzing to stop before adding hydrogen peroxide.
The so-called "oxygen damage" of "free radicals" is merely the misdiagnosis of malnutrition, and nothing proves oxygen (of all things) to be toxic. For instance, the main things that protect us from those "dangerous free radicals" (from oxygen) are vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Therefore, there is never an aging problem, oxygen problem, or "free radical problem" for any person who eats a reasonably healthy diet. Dire results that supposedly stem from "free radicals" are actually from a poor diet which lacks the "anti-oxidants". This malnutrition does not make oxygen toxic any more than it changes the seasons. The malnutrition merely prevents the body from properly utilizing oxygen, to actually cause a state of cellular suffocation and acidosis. This whole debate expresses the general misunderstanding of fundamental cause and effect relationships. In fact, it's based on F.D.A. science. Unfortunately, the "free radical" myth of alternative medicine is as prevalent as the cholesterol scam of 'conventional' medicine. We realize that many of the competing health sites which are reporting this stuff have well-intentioned people, but uneducated, well-intentioned people often kill other people.
There are no real dangers of oxygen, except for causing a fire hazard in concentrated form. Too much oxygen in the body is like having too much blood -- it just doesn't happen. It literally is the breath of life on so many levels. If you're still worried, however, simply become more vigilant with your diet and your anti-oxidant supplementation.
"Also, are biotin and niacin good nutrients for hair? Just curious, as I'll recommend Fo-Ti and Saw Palmetto to my friend."
Biotin (vitamin B-7) and Niacin (vitamin B-3) are generally good to supplement with, as are all of the B vitamins. Biotin is known to assist in hair growth and strength. Niacin should also be helpful through its stimulation of increased circulation throughout the outer tissues, where hair grows. A B-complex is generally recommended, but you should first read this article for advice on recognizing synthetic vs. natural vitamins: The Supplement Problem and Our Supplement Recommendations.
"Since you brought up silica, I noticed that my toothpaste (Kingfisher) contains an ingredient called hydrated silica. Is this basically the same thing, and should I stop using it? We talked before about the Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Also, is hydrogen peroxide and baking soda a good alternative to brush your teeth with?"
I couldn't tell you specifically about Kingfisher toothpaste. We have used Tom's of Maine (fluoride-free), which also contains hydrated silica, but it is a natural extract. It is not synthetic, and the amount of the large particle silica that is absorbed through the mouth tissues is likely negligible. Hydrated silica is used because of its effectiveness at removing plague. Some hydrated silica is synthetic, so you may wish to look into it. In summary, it is not a terrible ingredient.
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are both great for your teeth with occasional usage, and peroxide will whiten them. We recommend against using baking soda daily, because it is more abrasive than the gentler abrasives which are found in most tooth pastes. Over time, it can destroy the enamel if it is frequently used. The problems with peroxide are that the retail type has chemical impurities, and it will kill more good bacteria than harmful yeast, potentially causing dental problems and bad breath with regular use.
"I have heard that Vitamin C, D, and D3 can be beneficial with the flu, and possibly the "swine flu". I'm assuming that all of these are beneficial with it, but I'm just curious as to which one you may consider to be the most beneficial? I know that you can get Vitamin D3 from the sun, but we are starting to have less sun in this area. Would a Vitamin D3 capsule be okay to use?"
We don't even discuss the "Swine Flu" anymore. It has become merely a joke with us. It was an experiment in bio-terrorism and population control that failed miserably. Thank God.
There has been a lot of debate over vitamin D in capsule form, and there is evidence that some people cannot absorb it properly. However, the majority of people can, and if sunlight is not really possible, then supplementation is a wise choice. Out of the options you provided, vitamin C is probably the best vitamin for resisting the flu; but no pill alone is enough to keep you well throughout the winter. Eat well, avoid processed foods, avoid artificial sugars (including "white" sugar), get a little healthy fat in your diet (especially Omega-3), use sea salt, use topical iodine, avoid soft drinks, get exercise, take some vitamin C, and you should do well.
"In regard to colloidal silver, if you were to get the flu, how much would you recommend taking to help with it? I have "Advanced Colloidal Silver", and it has 20 ppm of silver. Also, I am prone to ear infections, and just curious as to how the silver could be used in this situation. Would I just ingest it, or; could I drop some of it into the infected ear? Also, are you aware of ways to heal scar tissue, as I have been told by doctors that my one ear drum has some major scarring (the other one seems to be fine)?"
We take around 1 tablespoon four or five times a day for the treatment of infections, which usually eliminates them before they get a foothold. Hydrogen peroxide is generally the best thing to eliminate an ear infection quickly, but it needs to be inserted as soon as symptoms present themselves. Pour about a capful directly into the ear. DMSO is often used for healing scar tissue, but it may not be safe for the inner ear. Some claim that taking vitamin C capsules reduces such scarring. This is not something that we have studied ourselves, but it could be worthy of research.
"I noticed one of your most recent articles, and visited the website that you listed, and noticed it had some things about detoxifying from aspartame. Would you consider the methods of detoxification that it lists to be effective?"
We agree with their recommendation to change one's diet to relieve the burden on the liver, and a follow-up liver cleanse would be prudent. However, we do not believe that the new generation of homeopathic remedies are effective, and they may cause harm in many cases. There are several effective liver cleanses which you may purchase at a health food store, but you should read the ingredients carefully before purchasing. Avoid chemical additives where possible.
"Finally, I have often heard pro-vaccination people say that people do not know the difference between ethylmercury and methylmercury, when referring to people who often do not get them because of the mercury which is in them. They never seem to explain why they are different. Therefore, are you aware of the differences (if any) between the two? I have often wondered this myself, but what about the mercury that is often, if not always, in fish?"
Methylmercury is used only in industrial settings, whilst ethylmercury is used in vaccines. Vaccine proponents claim that only methylmercury is bioaccumulative (stays in the body permanently), though very few studies have ever been published about this topic, which is likely intentional. In any case, whenever mercury is placed directly inside the blood stream, the immediate harm to the brain is undeniable. This is already well documented, regardless of whatever smoke-and-mirrors or slight-of-hand they throw at us to suggest that mercury is harmlessly excreted by the body. It isn't. There is nothing harmless about it -- ever. It is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth.
In regards to fish, it often contains small amounts of mercury, but it also contains its antidote, selenium; which removes heavy metals. In nature, toxins usually appear with their antidotes in the right proportions, leading us to conclude that God is a much more competent bio-chemist than these asses are.