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Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, on Colloidal Silver

One of the true heroes of the natural health movement, Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D., has been a staunch advocate of the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver for decades.

Here’s what he’s said in the past about the world’s most powerful natural infection-fighting agent and it’s often astonishing healing properties…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Harvard-educated and best-selling author Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D. has been a strong advocate of colloidal silver usage for decades.

One of the heroes of the natural health movement, Dr. Wright has faced down armed government thugs raiding his clinic…gradually beat back the FDA itself which spent over $1 million intimidating, harassing and persecuting him for using natural remedies in his clinic…and stood firmly against the Washington State Medical Board when they tried to revoke his license on spurious charges.

Like many of the pioneers of natural healing, he’s also faced a torrent of online hate from the so-called “skeptics” and “quack watcher” groups. But each time he’s prevailed against his detractors and has continued to help his patients learn how to restore their own health naturally.

Now 70 years old, Dr. Wright continues to practice medicine from his famous Tahoma Clinic in Tukwila, Washington (founded in 1973), from which he also writes a monthly newsletter called Nutrition & Healing that thousands of natural health-oriented Americans depend upon for his latest updates and insights into natural healing.

Dr. Wright is one of the most respected of all natural health care pioneers. In 2001 he received the Linus Pauling Award from the Society for Orthomolecular Health-Medicine. And in 2012 he was inducted into the Orthomolecular Hall of Fame by the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to orthomolecular medicine over the years.

According to the Alliance for Natural Health, “Dr. Wright is a champion of natural medicine. He has developed innovative and successful natural therapies utilizing food, supplements, and lifestyle changes for a host of maladies that conventional medicine cannot cure.”

And according to Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com, “Dr. Wright is not only one of the best-informed practitioners in natural health, he's also a health freedom pioneer who has fought on the front lines to protect your access to nutritional supplements.”

Dr. Wright on Colloidal Silver

Over the years, Dr. Wright has been a vociferous advocate of the safe, sane and responsible usage of colloidal silver. As he wrote in an article titled Singing Silver’s Praises:

“I’ve worked with colloidal silver since its ‘revival’ in the 1980s and have found it to be very effective at fighting infections of all types — bacterial, viral, and fungal.

In fact, its effects are so strong that I believe silver could be the key to fighting the antibiotic-resistant ‘super bugs’ that have become such a problem in recent years.”

In another article by Dr. Wright, titled Stop the Super-Germs in their Tracks With One Powerful Silver Bullet, he went on to say:

“MRSA. SARS. Avian flu. These and other big-time bugs called ‘super-germs’ are making headlines almost on a daily basis.

People are scared, and rightly so. Super-germs mutate so quickly that antibiotics are virtually useless against them: As soon as an effective one is created, the germ mutates, and the antibiotic becomes obsolete. The same is true of many vaccines.

But there's no need to feel defenseless because these mutating germs have finally met their match. And it's been right under our noses all along. It's colloidal silver.”

In an article titled Will Europe’s Deadly Outbreak Reach Your Family, Dr. Wright emphasized the importance of colloidal silver in dealing with disease-causing “food poisoning” pathogens:

“Colloidal silver has been used to cure otherwise fatal infections for over 100 years in the United States.

It may have fallen out of favor with the introduction of germ-fighting patent medications, but it’s just as effective today as it ever was (and MORE effective than those drugs, over which ‘superbugs’ are triumphing.)

Silver attacks germs in three different ways, destroying them from the inside out. It’s a great idea to have this stuff on hand in case of infection.

Just be sure to stop using it once the infection is gone. Check with your doctor about the right regimen for you.”

In another article, titled What to Take at the First Sign of a Cold, Dr. Wright emphasized the importance of using very small particle size colloidal silver in order to maximize its germ-killing qualities:

“Next to vitamin C, one of the most effective germ- and infection-fighting treatments available is something that I covered in detail in the September 2006 issue of Nutrition & Healing.

You might recognize it by its more common name, colloidal silver, but I prefer to use a slightly more technical name, nano-particulate silver.

The nano-particulate part is very important because the smaller the particle size of the silver, the greater the germicidal effect.

At the first sign of a cold, use 1 tablespoonful to start, and then continue to take 1 teaspoonful on an empty stomach every 3 to 4 hours while you’re awake, until the infection is gone.”

In an article titled The Dental Use for Silver You Haven’t Heard About, Dr. Wright stated:

“Colloidal silver isn’t just an alternative for antibiotics — it actually offers even more protection.

Antibiotics only work against bacteria. But colloidal silver has been found to be “germicidal” against a wide variety of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

And, unlike antibiotics, it doesn’t harm any of the beneficial bacteria your body needs, since it’s mostly absorbed before it reaches the large intestine, where the majority of normal (and other) microflora reside.

For people using colloidal silver prior to dental work, I generally recommend taking 1 tablespoonful of a 40-60 part per million concentration an hour before your anticipated dental work, and then 1 teaspoonful in another four hours.

This should give you sufficient concentration of silver in your bloodstream to help combat any germs “stirred up” by dental work.”

Dr. Wright also emphasizes how safe and effective colloidal silver is when used responsibly:

"Colloidal silver just might be the next germ-fighting wonder drug. And not just for the serious threats making headlines: It's also effective against bacterial infections like strep throat, viruses like the flu, and fungal infections like Candida.

No matter how much a germ mutates, it can't change enough to escape the damaging effects of colloidal silver. And in the process, the silver doesn't harm human tissue or kill off the good bacteria in the intestine the way antibiotics and other medications do."

Dr. Wright also points out that colloidal silver has known antiviral properties that are now being studied by clinical researchers. He says:

"A number of emerging medical studies confirm the antiviral properties of silver ions both in the laboratory and in real human studies against some of the most formidable viral organisms, including HIV and herpes.

A study in 1991 showed that both zinc and silver ions strongly inhibited HIV infection. In 1993, the Washington Post cited laboratory tests showing that a new Japanese silver ion powder actually destroyed both HIV and herpes.

And when silver is tied to oxygen, it can actually electrocute the germ -- which has turned out to be a powerful new way to destroy viruses."

What’s more, Dr. Wright was one of the first to point out that clinical research demonstrates colloidal silver to be highly anti-fungal, which of course is great news for people suffering from Candida yeast infections as well as other fungal infections. As he wrote:

"Beginning in the 1970s, several independent researchers found that silver ions easily destroy Candida and other fungi.

But it wasn't until a pilot study during the mid- 1990s that included human patients suffering from terminal AIDS that medical researchers established solid evidence showing just how quick and effective silver ions can be in the treatment of Candida as well as HIV.

In this study, nine individuals who were near death were divided into two subgroups. One group suffered from HIV and a terrible Candida infection. The other group suffered from both HIV and an extreme form of malnutrition (known as Wasting Syndrome).

The researchers found that in both groups the colloidal silver was capable of killing pathogens and purging the bloodstream of germ defenses in order to restore the immune system."

Another important point Dr. Wright emphasizes is that there are specific nutrients that help the body more effectively process silver, including vitamin E, selenium and N-acetyl-cysteine.

This is particularly useful information for those times when larger-than-usual doses of colloidal silver are necessary in order to aid the body in fighting an infection. He writes:

"Silver belongs to the family of metals that also includes copper and gold (both of which can also have numerous health benefits when they're used properly).

One of the primary concerns people tend to have about using these metals is the risk that they'll accumulate in the body and lead to heavy metal toxicity.

But if you have plenty of antioxidants in your diet, such as selenium, vitamin E, and amino acids like N-acetyl cysteine, you're safe from any harmful effects from this family of metals. Germs, however, are not."

Dr. Wright does not recommend regular daily usage of colloidal silver, due to the remote possibility of it causing argyria – the bluish-gray skin-staining that can take place when large daily amounts of colloidal silver have been ingested over long periods of time. He writes:

“You may have heard the horror stories of people turning a bluish-gray color from taking silver.

Although this condition, called argyrism, is harmless, it’s certainly not something you’d want to experience.

But don’t worry: Using colloidal silver periodically in short- term situations will not cause argyrism.”

Finally, in an article titled The Silver Solution for What Ails You, Dr. Wright gives his own recommendation for using colloidal silver against colds, flu or other infections:

“I usually recommend (for adults) 1 tablespoon of colloidal silver at a 40 ppm (parts per million) concentration at the very first signs of any infection and 1-2 teaspoons three to four times daily until the infection is gone. Then stop!

Children’s quantities should, of course, be less and related to body weight. (For very small children, it’s always best to consult with a physician skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional and natural medicine.)

No one who’s used colloidal silver in this manner has reported any sign of bluish-gray skin. But to be on the safe side, you should work with a physician skilled in natural medicine.”

Dr. Wright also points out that you can use colloidal silver in conjunction with other natural healing and infection-fighting substances, as long as you take the colloidal silver separately from each other, on an empty stomach. He writes:

“You can use the silver treatment while taking other anti-infection and immune-boosting agents, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, Echinacea, and many others, but you shouldn't take them at the same time because the silver absorbs best on an empty stomach.”

Those are just a few of the highlights of what Dr. Wright has written in the past about the powerful infection-fighting benefits of colloidal silver. I urge you to visit his website and become a follower of his health and wellness advice, if you haven’t already.

Get Educated

And if you’d like to learn more about the healing and infection-fighting benefits of colloidal silver, here are some resources you might want to take a look at:

  • Learn how dozens of real-life colloidal silver users have successfully healed their own infections, including the dosages used…the time-frames the colloidal silver was used for…and the specific results achieved. Click here.

  • Learn the 7 little-known reasons why you should make your own high-quality colloidal silver for just a few pennies per quart, rather than paying through the nose for over-priced (and often poor quality) commercial brands in health food stores. Click here.

  • See a simple, four-step pictorial demonstration of how astonishingly easy it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart. Click here.

  • Discover how you can save a whopping $100 off the regular cost of a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge – the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator that produces highly bioavailable silver particles as small as .8 nm – i.e., a fraction of a single nanometer in size! Click here.

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,


Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

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