Colloidal Silver v/s Flu Shots and Tamiflu
The argument is heating up again over whether or not the flu vaccine and anti-viral drugs like Tamiflu are worth it.
And quite surprisingly, one of the world’s leading reviewers of clinical studies — the Cochrane Review — is saying neither the flu shot nor Tamiflu provide much benefit at all.
On the other hand, anecdotal accounts by the hundreds attest to the value of taking colloidal silver on a daily basis during cold and flu season. And even some doctors are agreeing! Here’s the story you’re not being told…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Well, here they go again, hyping the coming flu season in order to push flu vaccines and practically worthless antiviral drugs like Tamiflu.
The CDC and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases have teamed up to promote the so-called “nasal vaccine” for flu, as well as the drug Tamiflu.
“It’s Your Fault When People Die”
What’s more, these medical authorities are really laying it on thick, blaming unvaccinated people for the deaths of the children and elderly who have died during past flu seasons.
As U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams put it:
“I’m tired of hearing people say, ‘Well, I didn’t get sick and I didn’t get the flu shot.’ Or, ‘I don’t like it, my arm hurts. Those 80,000 people who died last year from the flu, guess what? They got the flu from someone. So it’s critically important that we impress upon folks that it is not just for them. It’s their social responsibility to get vaccinated.”
Yes, they’re claiming it’s our “social responsibility” to get vaccinated, or else have the specter of tens of thousands of deaths hanging over our heads.
What they never explain is why so many of the flu deaths are among people who indeed were already vaccinated in the first place.
Indeed, during the 2017 flu epidemic, a whopping 30% of those who died from the flu in California had already received the flu vaccine, according to the Modesto Bee newspaper.
And a recent CDC study demonstrated that half of flu-related deaths among children occurred in otherwise healthy children, with 22% of those deaths being among children who were fully vaccinated.
Does the Flu Shot Even Work?
Dr. Sherry Tenpenny, DO, a well-known vaccine critic, recently pointed out the utter futility of depending upon flu shots for protection. She wrote:
“…The Cochrane Collaboration produced a series of articles in 2005 reviewing the published literature to determine the effectiveness of the flu shot. Nothing substantiating its usefulness was found.
In a review of 51 studies involving more than 260,000 children…researchers concluded that there was ‘No evidence that injecting children 6-23 months of age with flu vaccines is any more effective than placebo.’
For healthy adults, the results were similar. A total of 25 studies were reviewed that included more than 60,000 study participants. Again, The Cochrane Group found that vaccination reduced risk of influenza by a meager 6% and reduced the number of days missed from work by less than one (0.16) day.
Researchers concluded, ‘Universal immunization of healthy adults was not supported by the results of this review.’
For the elderly population, the prime target group for flu shots, The Cochrane Group reviewed 64 studies and chided that, ‘The runaway 100% effectiveness that’s touted by proponents [of the flu shot] was nowhere to be seen…What you see is that marketing rules the response to influenza, and scientific evidence comes fourth or fifth.’
A new study, soon to be released in the prestigious medical journal, Vaccine, resulted in the same conclusion. The study was undertaken to determine whether the incidence of influenza had decreased in Ontario, Canada following the introduction of the Universal Influenza Immunization Campaign (UIIC) in 2000.
All laboratory-confirmed influenza cases—diagnosed between January 1990 and August 2005—were analyzed. It was determined that, ‘…despite intensified vaccination distribution and the increased financial resources used to promote vaccination,’ the incidence of influenza had not been decreased by the national flu shot campaign.”
Well, that’s not saying much for the flu vaccine, is it? In fact, back in 2009 researchers found that the flu shot was basically worthless in decreasing mortality among the elderly. As researcher Dean T. Eurich stated:
“Over the last two decades in the United States, even while [flu] vaccination rates among the elderly have increased from 15 to 65 percent, there has been no commensurate decrease in hospital admissions or all-cause mortality.
Further, only about 10 percent of winter-time deaths in the United States are attributable to influenza, thus to suggest that the vaccine can reduce 50 percent of deaths from all causes is implausible in our opinion.”
So even with vaccination rates among the elderly increasing from a low of 15% to a high of 65%, there was no concurrent decrease in hospital admissions of deaths among the elderly. You’d think that would raise some suspicions among the medical authorities, wouldn’t you? Yet here they are, again this year, pushing the flu vaccines.
Another Expert Weighs In on the Subject
As Dr. Mark Sircus, author of the book “Treatment Essentials: Practicing Natural Allopathic Medicine,” sums up the situation:
“On February 1, 2018, the Cochrane group released its latest findings on the flu vaccine. The scientists studied randomized, controlled trials comparing the flu vaccine with placebo or no intervention.
They included 52 clinical trials of over 80,000 people assessing the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccines in healthy adults. The studies were conducted between 1969 and 2009.
The authors found that flu vaccines probably reduced influenzas in healthy adults from 2.3% without vaccination to 0.9% with.
That means that the difference between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated is 1.4% or 0.014. Therefore, 71 people would need to be treated with the flu vaccine to prevent one case (1/1.4%). In other words, the flu vaccine did nothing for 70 out of 71 who received it. That means this study found the flu vaccine failed 99% (71/72).
There was more bad news for the flu vaccine in this study. The flu vaccine is touted as decreasing the risk of hospitalizations from the flu…In this study they found the risk of hospitalization in those that received the flu vaccine declined from 14.7% to 14.1%. That is a 0.6% decline. That means the flu vaccine fails over 99% (165/166) in preventing hospitalizations.
Furthermore, the independent researchers found the flu vaccine ‘…may lead to little or no small reduction in days off work.’ To make matter worse, the flu vaccine was shown to cause an increase in fever from 1.5% to 2.3%. Oy vey.”
Oy vey, is right. It appears the flu shot, when examined realistically using real-life clinical studies, is just about worthless.
Alzheimer’s from Flu Vaccines?
Worse yet, according to Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, more than one prominent researcher has linked flu vaccines to Alzheimer’s disease.
For example, Hugh Fudenberg, MD, an immunogeneticist and biologist with nearly 850 papers published in peer review journals, has reported that “if an individual had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease is ten times higher than if they had zero, one, or two shots.”
Whoa! That sounds pretty serious to me.
What’s more, it turns out that Dr. Boyd Haley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, who has done extensive research in the area of mercury toxicity and the brain, has established a likely connection between toxic mercury (such as that found in flu vaccines) and Alzheimer’s disease.
In a paper published in collaboration with researchers at University of Calgary, Haley stated that “seven of the characteristic markers that we look for to distinguish Alzheimer’s disease can be produced in normal brain tissues, or cultures of neurons, by the addition of extremely low levels of mercury.”
Well, that’s enough for me. I’ve never taken the flu vaccine, and I never will.
Tamiflu and Relenza: Are the Worth It?
Let me be clear: I personally don’t trust Tamiflu and other anti-viral drugs for the flu, such as Relenza. I think they’re a waste of time, at best, and potentially extremely dangerous at worst. But I’m not a doctor or a researcher. So let’s see what doctors and researchers have to say:
The Cochrane Collaboration — a division of the prestigious Cochrane Review of Clinical Studies — recently examined the clinical studies for 20 Tamiflu trials and 26 Relenza trials, covering some 24,000 people, and basically found these anti-flu drugs to be as close to worthless as you can get. (See also, here and here).
“The latest updated Cochrane Review, published on 10 April 2014, is based on full internal reports of 20 Tamiflu and 26 Relenza trials.
These trials involved more than 24,000 people and the findings challenge the historical assumption that [these drugs] are effective in combating influenza.
The review confirms small benefits on symptom relief, namely shortening duration of symptoms by half a day on average.
However, there is little evidence to support any belief that use of NIs reduces hospital admission or the risk of developing confirmed pneumonia.
The evidence also suggests that there are insufficient grounds to support the use of [these drugs] in preventing the person-to-person spread of influenza.”
Even the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine acknowledged the findings of the Cochrane Collaboration, which, by the way, were published in the stalwart British Medical Journal in August 2018. They wrote:
“Tamiflu (the antiviral drug oseltamivir) shortens symptoms of influenza by half a day, but there is no good evidence to support claims that it reduces admissions to hospital or complications of influenza.
This is according to the updated Cochrane evidence review, published today by The Cochrane Collaboration, the independent, global healthcare research network and The BMJ.
Evidence from treatment trials confirms increased risk of suffering from nausea and vomiting. And when Tamiflu was used in prevention trials there was an increased risk of headaches, psychiatric disturbances, and renal events.
Although when used as a preventative treatment, the drug can reduce the risk of people suffering symptomatic influenza, it is unproven that it can stop people carrying the influenza virus and spreading it to others.”
Tamiflu Banned in Japan
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola. D.O., government health authorities in Japan actually banned sales of Tamiflu in 2007 after it caused the deaths of a number of Japanese children who took it and ended up with strange neuropsychiatric problems and brain infections.
By that time the drug already had 1,800 adverse events reports filed on it worldwide, yet no other government banned it. Such is the power of the global pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Mercola points out that even if you took Tamiflu and it did not harm you, the manufacturers themselves admit that at best, it only cuts 1 ½ days off of a typical, simple flu infection.
The Cochrane Collaboration claims their review of the 20 different clinical trials conducted on Tamiflu demonstrate that it cuts only ½ day, at best, off a bout of the flu.
That crummy extra half-day, or maybe a day-and-a- half if you want to believe the manufacturers of Tamiflu, simply isn’t worth the risk, in my opinion — particularly when I can use safe, natural colloidal silver, instead, to help my family get through the flu season. But that’s just my opinion based on the above-stated evidence.
Why Use Colloidal Silver?
A lot of people — including some doctors — believe that the beginning of winter is the perfect time to start taking daily oral colloidal silver dosages in order to help the body stave off colds and flu. I happen to agree. And so do thousands of other people.
For example, here’s a testimonial I recently received:
“My husband and I do not vaccinate. Instead, I keep a small spray bottle of colloidal silver in my purse and when I am out I spray the inside of my mouth and my hands often.
I am in a nursing home every week and we know what a Petri dish of funk grows there not to mention how bad the flu season was last year, and getting worse. And normally I get a wicked upper respiratory infection every winter. I have not been sick with any illness for two years since starting this protocol.
I cannot recommend colloidal silver enough!” — J.L.
And as V. Swinney, from Texas, wrote to tell me:
“I’ve been using colloidal silver since 1994…It’s been years since I have been to a doctor for antibiotics.
I’ve quit taking flu shots some time ago. I have not had the flu since I have been using colloidal silver. And neither have I had a cold.
I would not trade my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator for all the money in the world. I’m 80 years young.”
And here’s a short message from a woman whose husband had a dual-organ transplant and as a result has very low natural immunity due to the immune-suppressing anti-rejection medications he has to take to keep the body from rejecting the transplant. So he’s very susceptible to colds and flu. But he uses colloidal silver daily during the winter season, instead of taking the flu vaccine, and virtually never gets sick during cold and flu season. She wrote:
“My husband wanted me to share this with you: shortly after we got married he had a double organ transplant. He has a compromised immune system because of the anti-rejection drugs he must take to prevent his body from rejecting the transplanted organs.
He drinks a small amount of colloidal silver every day, made with his Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge. He has had no ill effect from it, (i.e. he is not blue), most importantly, he has never been burdened with colds, flu or other infections like other organ recipients we know. He received his transplants in May 1998.
…the colloidal silver does NOT keep him from rejecting his transplants — his anti-rejection drugs do that. The colloidal silver DOES keep him from getting every bug that comes along. He’s never even had a flu shot.
We just can’t say enough good things about Colloidal Silver. We make a batch with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator every couple of days. It has been a very worthwhile investment in maintaining our own good health.” — Marie B., CA
Finally, as 90-year old Bea Riley told me, “Steve, I haven’t even had a cold or flu since 1998 when I purchased my first colloidal silver generator and began using colloidal silver. Every time I feel one coming on, I just start taking a few ounces a day, and it never seems to get past the sniffles stage.”
Bea’s story is pretty much typical. Regular colloidal silver users report less frequent colds and flu. And if they do get sick, the duration is generally shorter than usual, and the intensity less than what they’ve experienced in the past.
Some people say it’s stupid not to take the flu vaccine. But based on my own personal experience, and what I’ve heard from over 2,000 experienced colloidal silver users over the past 14 years, I’d say it’s stupid not to try colloidal silver.
Learn More About Colloidal Silver for Colds and Flu
If you’d like to learn more about using colloidal silver as a nutritional prophylactic in order to either help avoid colds and flu, or at least reduce the duration and severity of existing colds and flu, here are a number of my previous articles which you might want to read now, before cold and flu season get started in earnest:
- Colloidal Silver v/s Cold and Flu Viruses
- Doctor Uses Colloidal Silver to Beat Common Cold
- Colloidal Silver and Colds: A Safe, Simple and FAST Way to Stop Colds Before They Get Started!
- Beating the Winter Cold and Flu Season With Colloidal Silver
- How Much Colloidal Silver Should You Take for the Flu?
- “Aussie Flu” Killed 100 People Per Week Last Year, But Colloidal Silver Users Did Great!
- Colloidal Silver and the Flu Epidemic
Those articles will give you the background information you need to make an informed decision about using colloidal silver for colds and flu this winter, and, of course, I urge you to print out the articles and run them by your doctor before making any kind of decision.
Important Addendum: 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:
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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