Colloidal Silver versus Antibiotic Drugs for Eye Infections
Medical science is demonstrating once again that the over-use of prescription antibiotic drugs is causing the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
Indeed, researchers are now singling out the use of antibiotic drugs to help prevent eye infections as a major culprit in the development of drug-resistant microbes.
As many as 81% of eye patients who were repeatedly given antibiotic drugs after receiving medical eye treatments (injections, surgeries, etc) ended up with demonstrable levels of drug-resistant microbes.
Of course, there’s a very simple solution to this growing dilemma, and that’s for doctors to start using colloidal silver in the eyes instead of prescription antibiotic drugs when seeking to prevent eye infections. Here’s the inside scoop no one else is talking about…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
The journal Archives of Ophthalmology reported in September 2017 that the frequent use of antibiotic drugs to either stop eye infections or to prevent them during ocular medical treatments, can cause drug-resistant bacteria to colonize the eyes.
The clinical researchers wrote:
“Repeated exposure of ocular flora … may select for resistant bacterial strains and cultivate ‘superbugs’ with multiple-drug resistance …”
In other words, the more antibiotic drugs are used to help stop or prevent eye infections, the greater one’s chance of developing drug-resistant bacteria in the eyes.
True for 81.8% of People Tested
And this is not just a random occurrence. It’s apparently now the norm among people treated for eye conditions with antibiotic drugs. According to an article on Drugs.com about the new study:
“The study found that ongoing exposure to certain antibiotics (fluoroquinolones and azithromycin) was associated with the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, known as coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS).
Specifically, 81.8 percent of CNS samples taken from treated eyes appeared resistant to at least three antibiotics, and 67.5 percent appeared resistant to at least five antibiotics.
That’s more than eight out of every 10 people tested – which is more than enough good reason to limit, as much as possible, the use of antibiotic drugs for preventing eye infections.
But what can be used for preventing eye infections, instead? You already know the answer: Colloidal Silver.
Bacterial Resistance to Silver is Extremely Rare
It’s important to understand that, according to the experts, it’s extremely rare for bacteria to become resistant to antimicrobial silver.
Writing in the journal BioMetals in 1998, in a study titled “Multiple Parameters for the Comprehensive Evaluation of the Susceptibility of Escherichia coli to the Silver Ion,” researchers G. Zhao, and S.E. Stevens stated:
“With the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, silver is re-emerging as a modern medicine because pathogenic organisms have generally failed to develop an immunity to it (i.e., the silver ion).”
According to researcher AB Lansdown, writing in the Journal of Wound Care, April 2002:
“Silver products have two key advantages: they are broad-spectrum antibiotics and are not yet associated with any significant drug resistance.”
According to researcher A. Dwight Webster, writing in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, in a study titled “Silver Anode Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis”:
“The silver cation is known to have an exceptionally broad spectrum involving gram-positive, gram-negative, aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms… resistance to silver ions is rare.”
According to Herbert Slavin, M.D., founder and director of the Institute of Advanced Medicine, Lauderhill, Florida:
“Reports of any pathogens developing resistance to ionic silver are rare. Some reports indicate it even kills drug-resistant strains of germs. Ionic silver is also a powerful tissue-healing agent, so much so that it has been used topically for decades in burn centers and currently represents one of the fastest growing sectors – if not the fastest growing sector – in wound care today.”
And according to Steve Thomas, PhD, Director Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory Bridgend, Wales, UK, in an article titled, “MRSA and the use of silver dressings: overcoming bacterial resistance”:
“Although some bacteria can develop resistance to silver, this is not regarded as a serious problem as available evidence suggests that most preparations capable of delivering sustained silver-ion release are effective against MRSA and VRE, and as yet no resistant strains have been encountered clinically.
It follows, therefore, that any silver-containing dressing that shows acceptable levels of activity against a range of non-resistant bacterial species should show comparable activity against antibiotic-resistant strains of the same organism.”
As stated by silver researcher S.M. Foran, writing in Therapeutic Properties of Silver: an Historical and Technical Review:
“Another benefit to using silver is that it does not appear to create the same amount of resistance in bacteria as traditional antibiotics.
Ian Chopra, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Leeds, reported in a 2007 article in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy that there are fewer than twenty published reports of silver resistance in bacteria.
Professor Chopra went on to indicate that ‘current evidence suggests the clinical threat [due to silver resistance] is low’ because of the ‘multifaceted mode of action of the silver ion.’’
You can learn more about silver’s remarkable ability to kill pathogens while not creating silver-resistant pathogens in the article at this link:
Here’s Why Silver Doesn’t
Create Silver-Resistant Bacteria
So what is it about silver that makes it so useful against infectious microorganisms yet carries such very little risk of developing silver resistance in pathogens?
It’s simple: It’s the multi-faceted way in which silver kills pathogens. While most prescription antibiotic drugs have only a single mode of action for killing pathogens, silver attacks and kills them three different ways.
As Harvard-educated Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D. points out in his article, “Stop Supergerms in Their Tracks With One Powerful Silver Bullet”:
“Silver attacks all three of the germ’s vulnerable targets at once.
First, the silver ions easily rupture a germ’s outer membrane when present in the right amounts, causing the germ’s vital internal components to be exposed in the bloodstream to our white blood cells.
While the white blood cells attack the internal components, the micro-particulate silver continues to destroy these vital internal components by cutting up vital enzymes.
The silver ions then easily attack the germ’s third vulnerable target: its delicate gene pool.
Silver ions have the ability to reach into the nucleus of the germ, where its gene pool is located. Once they combine with the genes, the genes become paralyzed, and the germ cannot replicate itself…“
Dr. Wright goes on to point out:
“In 1909, the Journal of the American Medical Association was the first medical journal to point out that colloidal silver could actually increase our immune cells’ phagocytic index.
In the past few years, more studies have shown that silver ions greatly enhance the essential second part of the phagocytic index — the part where the germ is digested by our immune cells.
This is brought about because silver ions increase the ‘digesting juices’ (what you know as hydrogen peroxide) of these immune cells.“
And according to Dr. David Weber, M.D., infectious disease specialist at the University of North Carolina:
“An antibiotic like penicillin works by hitting a bacterium in a limited fashion, at specific sites. Because the killing is done precisely, the bacterium has a good chance of developing a mutation that would confer resistance.
In contrast, silver kills microbes in a broad, unspecific fashion — like tossing a bomb at a bacterium. It hits many essential points such as a bacterium’s entire respiratory system. This makes it much more difficult for silver-resistance to develop.
And even if tolerance did develop, increasing the dose of silver the bacterium is exposed to will solve the problem in most cases.”
In short, microbes simply don’t grow resistant to silver anywhere near as easily as they do to synthetic antibiotic drugs, thanks in large part to silver’s broad spectrum of action.
And even if a microbe does manage to grow resistant to silver, increasing the dosage of silver tends to take care of the problem!
Learn more about the colloidal silver’s multi-faceted means of killing pathogens, here:
Using Colloidal Silver in the Eyes
Thousands of people have used colloidal silver in their eyes successfully, and without harm, for infections like Pink Eye, styes and others.
I first heard of doing so from Dr. James Balch, M.D., author of the bestselling book Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing. In his newsletter, he recommended using just a few drops in each eye, several times a day, of 5 ppm to 10 ppm colloidal silver, whenever there’s an active infection.
According to Robert O. Young, PhD, author of the bestselling book The pH Miracle, colloidal silver works wonderfully for both eye and ear problems. He states:
“Eye or ear problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, redness, blurred vision, poor eyesight, ringing in the ears, earaches, soreness or swelling of the ears, eardrum damage, hardness of hearing, and (in rare cases) loss of hearing: Use 1 drop of colloidal silver topically (directly in the eye or ear) 3 times a day.”
You can learn much more about using colloidal silver in the eyes, and read first-hand accounts from people who have successfully done so, and without harm, in the more detailed article at this link:
Colloidal Silver for Macular Degeneration
Only a few short weeks ago I wrote an article documenting the fact that researchers are now urging doctors to turn to the use of silver in the eyes, in treatments for macular degeneration.
The researchers actually referred to silver as “A trove for retinal therapies” and “a boon to ocular therapies” because of its ability to halt or slow down retinal angiogenesis, i.e., abnormal blood cell formation over the retina, which is one of the leading causes of macular degeneration among the elderly and among people with diabetic retinopathy.
After reviewing a number of clinical studies on using silver in the eyes, the researchers concluded:
“Our studies on the effect of silver nanoparticles over angiogenesis make a significant impact in treating common causes of blindness such as PDR [i.e. proliferative diabetic retinopathy] and AMD [i.e., age-related macular degeneration].
Further studies on size controlled effect of silver nanoparticles and other down streaming pathways, by which they themselves act as a drug, by controlled release and targeting, will surely signify the role of silver nanoparticles for effective and economic treatments in ocular therapies.”
If you’d like to learn more on that topic, here’s a link to my original article:
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 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 the manufacturers mark that up about 60,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
People are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver at health food stores because it heals infections and prevents 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-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it actual cost.
Compared to typical health food store prices of $20 to $30 for a tiny 4-oz. bottle, the very first couple one-quart batches 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 few times 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 #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 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 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 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:
“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 .9999 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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