Colloidal Silver and E. coli — the Clinical and Anecdotal Evidence
Both clinical and anecdotal evidence demonstrates conclusively that colloidal silver kills E. coli, the notorious food poisoning pathogen that puts an average of 2,000 Americans each year into the hospital, with 60 of those 2,000 dying as a result of E. coli infection and its complications.
Read below to see brief synopses of the seven recent clinical studies demonstrating silver’s astonishing ability to kill E. coli. And while you’re there, be sure to read some of the dramatic, first-hand testimonials of food poisoning victims who used colloidal silver to “beat the bug.”
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
There’s been another outbreak of E. coli food poisoning bacteria in the U.S., and the CDC says they’re investigating it to determine the source.
At first, only seven states were affected. But people from eleven states have now been sickened by the bacteria. The CDC has linked the outbreak to contaminated lettuce originating in Arizona, but likely sold to restaurants and supermarkets in numerous states.
According to an article on CBS News:
People typically get sick three to four days after eating food contaminated with the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria.
Symptoms include diarrhea, which can be bloody, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. The illness usually clears up within a week but sometimes can linger longer.
Severe cases can lead to a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Signs of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue and irritability, small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, and decreased urination.
These complications are more common in young children under 5, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
7 Clinical Studies
Demonstrate Silver Kills E. coli
Here’s the good news: There are at least seven different clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of silver-based products – including plain old colloidal silver — against E. coli.
Check out the following studies located on the “Colloidal Silver Clinical Studies” page of TheSilverEdge.com web site, and see for yourself why colloidal silver may well turn out to be your last and most effective all-natural line of defense against the deadly E. coli pathogen:
In this clinical study, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia, and published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, researchers demonstrated that silver ions inhibit the respiratory chain of E. coli, effectively killing the pathogen. This study was conducted in 1974, meaning medical science has known about the effectiveness of silver against E. coli for over 37 years!
- A Mechanistic Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Silver Ions on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
In this 1999 clinical study, conducted by the Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, researchers discovered that one of the most powerful ways silver ions destroy pathogens like E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus is by attaching to the DNA of the pathogen and preventing it from replicating. No replication, no infection!
- Antibacterial Activity and Mechanism of Action of the Silver Ion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli
In this 2008 clinical study, researchers from Department of Microbiology1 and KRF Zoonotic Disease Priority Research Institute at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, found that electrically generated silver ions cause significant reductions in bacterial counts of E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, and that even the pathogens that survive exposure to silver ions become “non-cultivable,” meaning they are no longer able to reproduce, and eventually die. Of course, if they can’t reproduce, they can’t infect.
Here’s a 2006 clinical study demonstrating that silver nanoparticles dramatically reduce E. coli bacterial counts. The study showed that the silver nanoparticles not only adhered to the cell walls of the E. colimicrobes, but also penetrated the cell walls resulting in death of the microorganisms. The researchers concluded the deaths of the E. coli pathogens were ultimately caused by the release of silver ions from the silver nanoparticles.
In this clinical study, published in the International Journal of Biological Research in 2010, it was found that colloidal silver exhibited “powerful antimicrobial activity” against multi-drug resistant pathogens including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aregnosa and Salmonella typhi. The study authors state that colloidal silver showed antibacterial activity “against all tested pathogens.”
- Antibacterial Efficacy of Colloidal Silver Alone and in Combination With Other Antibiotics on Isolates from Wound Infections
In this 2007 clinical study, conducted by researchers from the Department of Applied Microbiology at Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki, Nigeria, it was found that even low dose colloidal silver kills antibiotic-resistant E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus pathogens, whether used alone or used in conjunction with prescription antibiotics. The study also found that colloidal silver does not interfere with therapeutic efficacy of the prescription antibiotics tested, but in many cases enhances their effectiveness!
- Bactericidal effect of silver nanoparticles against multidrug-resistant bacteria (including E. coli)
In this 2010 study, published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology [(2010) 26:615–621], clinical researchers challenged different drug-resistant pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7, with silver nanoparticles. They found that the silver nanoparticles inactivated both drug-resistant and drug-susceptible bacteria (Gram positive and Gram negative), through a powerful bactericidal mechanism, and actually began inhibiting the bacterial growth rate from the very first moment of contact between the bacteria and the silver nanoparticles.
Silver-Based Antimicrobials ROCK!
As you can clearly see, colloidal silver, silver nanoparticles and silver ions have been clinically demonstrated to be highly effective against E. coli – including multi-drug-resistant strains of the pathogen!
In other words, silver-based antimicrobials ROCK against E. coli – even the deadly drug-resistant forms! The research is conclusive.
What’s more, according to the Wall Street Journal (June 6, 2006), in an article titled “The War Against Germs Has a Silver Lining,” silver has indeed been demonstrated to kill food-borne pathogens such as E. coli:
“Silver, in the form of a metal or as dissolved ions, fights microorganisms by interfering with processes such as how they breathe and reproduce. Tests show that silver ions kill microorganisms ranging from harmful strains of E. coli that cause food-borne diseases to the staphylococcus bacteria responsible for serious infections.”
Furthermore, for centuries people from developing nations such as India have regularly consumed small amounts of silver along with their foods as a means of preventing food-borne infection and disease. As Keith Moeller of American Biotech Labs points out in a white paper titled “The Safety of Using Silver Solutions and the Risk of Argyria”:
“It is estimated that the Indian tradition of eating candy and cakes wrapped in metallic silver foil (eaten foil and all) came from their historically gained knowledge that in their warm, moist climate with little refrigeration of foods, eating the silver-covered candy and cakes after meals would kill the bacteria consumed with the food, before it had a chance to do damage to their body systems.”
And as Dr. Nenah Sylver, Ph.D. has stated in her book The Rife Handbook, “…colloidal silver traveling directly to a relatively empty gut, with no stool to block its passage, can kill unwanted microorganisms there that cause food poisoning and dysentery.”
So there’s little doubt of the ability of colloidal silver to kill food poisoning pathogens, including some of the most virulent ones. The question is, can it do so in the human body?
Amazing Anecdotal Accounts
Here are some rather amazing anecdotal accounts from real-life people attesting to the ability of colloidal silver to provide dramatic relief from food poisoning or other stomach infections:
“I got food poisoning Friday night. Woke up Saturday at 1 a.m. with horrible stomach cramps and frightening diarrhea. I make my own silver with the machine I purchased from The Silver Edge. I immediately started taking about one ounce of 10 ppm micro-particle colloidal silver every 1/2 hour. By morning 8:00am, I could tell it was over. I truly believe that if I had not started taking it when I did, I would have ended up in the hospital!”
— Jennifer F., New Franklin, MO
“My girlfriend and I developed either a bad case of stomach flu and/or food poisoning not to long after our Valentine’s Day dinner. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to keep anything down at all, including the colloidal silver. As for me, I immediately began taking about an ounce of colloidal silver every half hour. Within about 4 hours of this routine I was feeling in the “clear” zone.
I thought for certain that I’d be reaching the point of no return and rushing to the bathroom. Thank God this didn’t occur. By the very next day I’d say I was feeling about 95% better. I’m very thankful for this wonderful natural substance and for having had purchased the colloidal silver generator and having it arrive just in perfect timing to assist in overcoming this obstacle.
This actually makes the 2nd time in this year I’ve used colloidal silver against a stomach virus. Previously I had used a commercial store bought brand and that time I only suffered for about 24 hours while my family battled it for over a week. They listen closely now when I mention using colloidal silver.”
— Phillip P., Gettysburg, PA
“One evening I stopped to have a cheeseburger at America’s second biggest chain. On the way home I began to feel queasy with stomach pains & gas – I have had it before and I know the signs of food poisoning. I got home and drank four ounces of silver water — BAM food poisoning stopped immediately!”
— Dan F., Naples, FL
“I went through a fast food drive thru. The food didn’t taste good, but I ate it anyway. Later I started to feel sick, so I took about 2 ounces of colloidal silver. Within a few minutes, I felt fine.”
— Don H., Ohio
“Two neighbors got food poisoning from that spinach problem a couple years ago and asked me if I could do anything to help them. So that afternoon I gave them each a teaspoon of colloidal silver and they went home. Next morning, I went to give them more but they said they were fine. They took one more dose any way and the bacteria must have been killed because there were never any problems again.”
— L. L., Merced, CA
And here’s a very interesting, albeit longer testimonial on food poisoning and colloidal silver, from my 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual:
“I was with a business associate working late one Friday night. At about 10:30 p.m. we ventured out to a local big chain restaurant to indulge in a couple of big burgers. We finished for the night at 2:30a.m. I went home and shortly thereafter experienced my first encounter with food poisoning.
If you have ever had food poisoning you can understand that there is no mistaking the symptoms. For those of you not so familiar, it is more than simply getting ill. Imagine your insides have suddenly turned into snakes and are involuntarily convulsing and trying to exit your body. You become ill with such force and for a long enough duration that you wonder if you will ever be allowed another breath.
That’s what I personally experienced. Finally after what seemed an eternity in hell, I was finally released from the clutches of the evil commode. Weakened and out of breath I gravitated to the medicine cabinet to give the colloidal silver a try, but more seriously thinking about going to the emergency room, since I had just seen a special on TV where a Centers For Disease Control (CDC) report acknowledged that 9,000 people die each year from food poisoning.
I took about one half ounce of the colloidal silver and went to lay down. The evil commode called me again in about ten minutes, but I was so purged that it was a wasted attempt to try and get anything more from me.
I laid down again and now considered more seriously going to the hospital, at the same time though exhausted, I felt better. The only thing that I wanted to do was sleep. I brushed my teeth, and took a tablespoon more or silver. I applied some essential oils to my abdomen to alleviate the pain from the still present cramping.
Though dehydrated I avoided water for fear of the evil commode. As I began to doze off the thought crossed my mind that I might not wake in the morning. The next day did come, although low on energy I felt I might survive.
I was able to eat breakfast at 8:00a.m. About 1:00 p.m. I called my business associate who was unable to come to the phone, he had become ill and went to the hospital (as related to me by his roommate); the hospital confirmed that he had food poisoning. They reportedly pumped his stomach.
After going home he continued to be too ill to eat or get out of bed for several days, and remained ill and went back to the doctor’s office for continued care for two weeks!
I offered to provide colloidal silver during his ordeal, but his response was basically the same as my initial reaction, ‘it’s probably a lot of bunk.’ He did accept my offer close to the time he recovered, too late for either of us to give it a second thought.
Is this conclusive evidence that colloidal silver cured my food poisoning? Of course not. However, it was more than an interesting coincidence to me.
After this incident I very cautiously began taking colloidal silver more regularly, especially at any sign of feeling run down or when I felt a cold coming on. About three years have now gone by and I have yet to get a cold or flu. Coincidence? I think not!
In January of 1997 I indulged a fine meal at the best Cajun restaurant in town with some friends and family. I hadn’t had oysters in over ten years due to the many reports of their no longer being safe to eat. I was at one of the finest restaurants in town, I thought certainly they get only the finest product from the freshest sources, so in a bold move I took a chance.
As you probably guessed, later that evening, I was once again in the clutches of the evil commode. He was not as forgiving this time. I quickly realized that as bad as the first incident was, it really could be worse! I almost lost consciousness this time, and collapsed briefly when I was finally released.
I wasn’t messing around this time! I had learned to make a much stronger solution of colloidal silver and poured a half of a glass, about 5-6 ounces, and gingerly coaxed it down. This time I wasn’t called back to the evil commode for a final taunting or two. I still wondered about the possibility of not waking up as I dozed off. The sun returned. I was generally fine once again.
Do I have proof that what I have just told you is true? Well my wife, family and close friends were present and could vouch for me.
However, that is not why I am sharing this information with you. It’s not about me proving anything to you. It’s about sharing my experiences and perhaps challenging you to seek your own experiences. The truth is self evident, prove it to yourself!
One Final Thought…
I hope you find these real-life anecdotal accounts helpful, keeping in mind of course that “testimonials” are not the equivalent of medical evidence, and should never be relied on in place of direction and guidance from your medical doctor or other licensed physician.
And that goes double when food poisoning is suspected, since severe cases can be deadly.
In my own case, I ended up with a nasty bout with food poisoning several years back after cooking and eating a bowl of soup from a can of soup that had previously been stored in a food cabinet in the garage for several months during the hot summer heat.
When the severe stomach cramping hit several hours after eating the soup, I immediately drank three ounces of 20 ppm colloidal silver. This caused my body to do a severe “flush” (i.e., a polite term for diarrhea) three times in a row, over the course of the next two hours as the silver began killing the food poisoning pathogens.
After the ‘flushing’ ended, I took seven capsules of Lactobacillus acidophilus to help prevent any of the food poisoning pathogens left from re-colonizing my digestive tract. That’s called “competitive inhibition,” a healing technique for food poisoning that I learned from nutritional supplement expert George Foss.
By the next day, I was feeling more or less back to normal, and happy that my time at the commode was quite limited compared to past food poisoning episodes when colloidal silver was unavailable.
To learn more about using colloidal silver for stomach problems, including food poisoning and others, see the articles at the following two links:
- Colloidal Silver Heals Stomach Ailments FAST
- Colloidal Silver and Food Poisoning, Stomach Infections or “Stomach Flu”
Where to Find Colloidal Silver
If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
What’s more, manufacturers promoting the latest faddish colloidal silver product often charge far more per bottle – sometimes $35 to $50 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.
And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
Make Your Own High-Quality
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!
As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.
Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator! Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
- Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:
- Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
- Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
- Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
- Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
— K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”
— Marie Wilkey, SC
The Bottom Line…
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
What’s more, you’ll be able to give colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you’ll be making it — literally — for only a few pennies per batch!
Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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