Colloidal Silver and Listeria Contaminated Food
This month (May 2016) the FDA has been dealing with several different food recalls due to fruits, vegetables and nuts contaminated with the potentially deadly Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.
Canada, too, has been dealing with a similar food recall, concerning frozen beans contaminated with the Listeria pathogen.
Surprisingly, one of the U.S. food recalls has to do with organically grown fruits and veggies contaminated with the potentially deadly Listeria pathogen. It just goes to show that even when you buy the very best fresh foods, you can still run the risk of food poisoning.
That’s why, if you’re wise, you’ll have colloidal silver on hand at all times.
After all, colloidal silver is one of the very best all-natural infection-fighting substances on the face of the earth. And in the experiences of thousands of people world-wide, it quite literally decimates many food poisoning pathogens.
Learn more about the extraordinary benefits of using colloidal silver against potentially deadly food poisoning pathogens such as Listeria in the article below…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Here’s a good reason to ALWAYS have colloidal silver on hand:
Even the best organic fruits, veggies, nuts, beans and other foods can end up being contaminated with potentially deadly microbes, resulting in horrific cases of food poisoning.
In one particular recent case, certain organic fruits and veggies have been recalled nationwide by the FDA due to contamination with the potentially deadly food-poisoning pathogen known as Listeria monocytogenes.
You can read about the latest U.S. food recall in the official FDA public notice at this link, dated May 2, 2016. Or, read the article “Listeria Outbreaks a Growing Threat,” at this link for information on the Canadian food recall.
What is Listeria?
According to food safety experts, Listeria is an organism that “can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”
Experts at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada point out that about one out of every three people infected with Listeria will die from the infection. They write:
“Listeria, known by its scientific name as L. monocytogenes,can be especially deadly. This pathogen is found in soil, vegetation, water, sewage, livestock feed and feces.
It’s also found in many foods, including meats, fish, produce and dairy products. Humans and animals can carry listeria without knowing it.
Listeria can survive typical refrigeration temperatures, and does not affect the look, smell or taste of contaminated food.
‘When it does hit, it can be very severe and serious,’ says food science professor Jeffrey Farber. ‘In an outbreak situation, if 100 people are infected, you could expect 30 of those people to die.'”
Colloidal Silver v/s Listeria
But of course, the important question is this: Does colloidal silver kill the Listeria pathogen? You bet it does!
In fact, years ago a company called NVID International Inc., which was doing experiments using small amounts of silver to decontaminate public water systems, confirmed that ionic silver killed Listeria, as well as eight other serious pathogens.
Listeria was among the nine bacteria that were easily killed by ionic silver. Here’s the complete list:
- Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 11543
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 15442
- Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538
- Salmonella cholerasuis ATCC 10708
- E.Coli ATCC 0157:H7
- Enterococcus faecium ATCC 11543
- Rhinovirus (common colds)
- Rotavirus (infectious diarrhea)
- Vancomycin-resistant-enterococci (VRE)
To learn more, here’s a short article I wrote years ago titled Ionic Silver Purifies Municipal Drinking Water, explaining how NVID International Inc. discovered the fact that silver kills the Listeria pathogen, as well as eight other potentially deadly pathogens, while testing pathogen levels in municipal drinking water.
And here’s a follow-up article I wrote afterwards, titled Colloidal Silver Kills Listeria.
Since the time I wrote the above two articles, much new information on colloidal silver’s effectiveness against Listeria has come to light.
For example, Brooks Bradley, a researcher at the Harbone Research Foundation, has also found that colloidal silver kills the Listeria pathogen, among other potentially deadly food-poisoning pathogens. He wrote:
“Several years ago we conducted some rather extensive evaluations of various protocols promising effective results against various pathogenic agents which cause ‘food poisoning’.
The one protocol, effective against ALL agents evaluated, was colloidal silver. A 5 ppm solution proved effective against all pathogens tested; yielding complete control within 6 to 8 minutes…..regardless of concentration of the pathogenic agent.
Control was effected in some solutions as weak as one part of 5 ppm colloidal silver, to 50,000 parts contaminated solution.
Among the many agents tested were botulinum, campyobacter, salmonella and listeria (bacterial agents); and norwalk-like viruses and hepatitus A (viral agents).”
What’s more, according to a clinical study published in the International Food Resource Journal in 2011, titled, “A study on the minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of Nano Colloidal Silver on food-borne pathogens,” researchers wrote:
“Nano colloidal silver can be a potential antimicrobial agent due to its low cost of production and high effectiveness in antimicrobial properties, which may find wide applications in various food industries to address food safety issues…
…Ten different concentration of Nano Colloidal Silver were tested againstListeria monocytogenes Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi, Vibrio cholerae,Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus…”
The researchers discovered that the Listeria monocytogenes pathogen was inhibited by colloidal silver at 24.58 ppm concentration, while Salmonell typhi and Staphylococcus aureus were inhibited at 23.75 ppm and 13.85 ppm concentrations respectively.
Other pathogens, including E. coli, were inhibited at between 10.63 and 7.71 ppm concentrations of colloidal silver.
The researchers further concluded:
“The antibacterial form of silver is the ions. Minute sub-particles [of nanosilver – ED] continuously emit a sufficient number of positively charged ions.
These destroy the enzymes of the bacteria, destabilize the cell membrane, the cell plasma or the cell wall and prevent their reproduction. The bacteria do not survive this concentrated attack.”
The researchers also concluded that “The results…indicated that Nano Colloidal Silver’s antibacterial effect is independent of acquisition of resistance by the bacteria against antibiotic drugs and thus be a potential antimicrobial agent to be used.”
In other words, the nanosilver worked fabulously even against food poisoning pathogens that have developed resistance to antibiotic drugs.
Finally, in a study titled “Silver as Antibacterial Toward Listeria monocytogenes,” published in Frontiers in Microbiology in March 2016, researchers from the Department of Food Safety at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie in Legnaro, Italy wrote:
“Listeria monocytogenes is a serious food-borne pathogen that can contaminate food during processing and can grow during food shelf-life.
New types of safe and effective food contact materials embedding antimicrobial agents, like silver, can play an important role in the food industry.
…In this context, the development of new types of safe and effective food contact materials able to extend the shelf life of food products or to prevent cross contamination is of great interest.
Among different chemicals with antimicrobial activity, silver is considered as a good candidate, as it is known to exert antimicrobial properties toward both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
In the study, 20 different strains of Listeria monocytogens were tested. The researchers concluded that the silver was effective against all 20 strains:
“This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of silver in ionic and nano form as antimicrobial toward a panel of L. monocytogenes isolates.
The results obtained showed that both chemical forms of silver exerted antimicrobial activity and should, therefore, be considered as suitable to be used as biocide against L. monocytogenes.
…The relation between the sensitivity assay and the amount of ions at the tested time points, in both cases (AgNPs and AgNO 3) suggests that ions are the more effective elements exerting antibacterial activity.
…Our study suggests that L. monocytogenes is sensitive to silver and that the efficacy is linked to ionic release.
We speculate that silver-based food contact materials could play a useful role in the food industry, perhaps to reduce surface contamination, or eventually, to prolong shelf life.”
In short, the researchers urged members of the food processing industry to look into using colloidal silver as an effective biocide against the Listeria monocytogenes food-poisoning pathogen.
Learn More About
Colloidal Silver and Food Poisoning
To learn more about the astonishing infection-fighting properties of colloidal silver when used against food poisoning pathogens:
- See my previous article, Colloidal Silver and Food Poisoning, Stomach Infections or “Stomach Flu”.
- See also a number of eye-opening first-hand accounts from colloidal silver users in my previous article, Colloidal Silver Heals Stomach Ailments FAST.
- And since the potentially deadly pathogen Salmonella is also quite commonly a culprit in food poisoning cases, you might want to consider reading the article Colloidal Silver and Salmonella.
In my own case, colloidal silver rapidly healed a very serious case of food poisoning caused by eating bacterially-contaminated honey. You can read about it in my article How Colloidal Silver Cured a Nasty Case of Food Poisoning from Eating Raw Honey.
Finally, learn how to keep your fruits and veggies safe from bacterial contamination using colloidal silver, by reading Angela Kaelin’s great article, Using Colloidal Silver for Healthier Fruits and Vegetables.
One Final Important Thought…
If you’re 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. But it can be extremely expensive.
In fact, because it works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, colloidal silver has one of the highest price mark-ups of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual infection-fighting silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet the manufacturers mark that up about 60,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per tiny four-ounce bottle.
People are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver at health food stores because it heals infections and stops the spread of germs and disease faster and better than anything else on the planet. And because it’s safe and completely natural, to boot!
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:
With a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-qualitymicro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart!
Compared to typical health food store prices of $20 to $30 for a tiny 4-oz. bottle, the very first one-quart batch you make literally pays for the entire cost of your new generator!
Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first time you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
As Close to FREE Colloidal Silver
As You Can Come, For the Rest of Your Life
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 most popular home colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch – your total cost to make your first quart 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 between 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 40% or 50% 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 about her own personal bout with food poisoning, and how owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge saved the day for her:
“I can attest to the miracle of colloidal silver. I got food poisoning Friday night. Woke up Saturday at 1am 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!
I think EVERYONE should own one of your generators!!! Mine has seen me through many health issues in the 3 years I’ve had it!
Thank you Steve for making this machine available to all of us, and I wouldn’t take a million dollars for my machine.
I use the silver for absolutely everything, from disinfecting my house, to adding it to my baths, and lotions and dishwasher.
All my children use it, as well as my grandkids to help ward off those nasty winter flues…God Bless!”
– Jennifer F., New Franklin, MO
In the following testimonial, a reader explains how he used colloidal silver to knock out a nasty case of food poisoning in about four hours:
“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 Micro-Particle 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 bug. 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
The bottom line is that literally thousands of people worldwide have found dramatic relief from food poisoning symptoms simply by taking colloidal silver at the very first signs of food poisoning onset.
Another happy Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator user wrote to tell us how many different ways around the house she’s been able to use colloidal silver, now that she can make it herself for just a few pennies per quart:
“Your Colloidal Silver Machine is the Single-Best Money-Saving Appliance in My House!”
“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’ve Saved Thousands of Dollars A Year Thanks to Your Colloidal Silver Generator!”
“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 company 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, 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
As you can see, owning a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge is a wise move.
Not only can your protect your family against infections, including food poisoning and many others, but by producing your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per ounce, you can afford to use it as a powerful household disinfectant that will help keep your family safe and infection-free.
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 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 the link to learn more about the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, and you’ll quickly see why it’s the most phenomenal breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology ever.
By clicking the above link, you’ll learn about The Silver Edge’s current, time-limited, money-saving offer that can save you a whopping $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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