Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Colloidal Silver: A Closer Look…
Over the years, I have received several letters from folks asking me about using colloidal silver for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and whether or not I have seen any research on the topic.
Unfortunately, in my many years of reading about and reporting on the health benefits of colloidal silver, I have found literally zero clinical evidence demonstrating whether or not colloidal silver would be helpful for those who are affected by MS.
Additionally, there appears to be very little anecdotal evidence for colloidal silver’s effectiveness against MS.
In my own research, I did come across two very interesting online accounts of people who claim they were cured of MS thanks to colloidal silver, but I’m somewhat skeptical of both of those accounts for reasons I’ll explain below.
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
I’d like to share an email I received asking about using colloidal silver for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The individual wrote:
“Hey Steve, I have a friend that has MS, it is at the stage that she may have to quit work. I told her about colloidal silver but she is reluctant. I haven’t had my colloidal silver generator long, so I was wondering if I could talk her into trying it, what kind of dosage would you recommend?” — V.
Of course, I’m not a doctor. I’m just a natural health journalist. So I can’t “prescribe” a particular dosage of colloidal silver for anyone, for any health or medical issue. I’m not qualified.
Here’s how I responded:
Years ago I had a lady call me who was a caretaker for a MS victim who was so crippled from the disease she couldn’t even pour her own glass of tea from a pitcher.
She told me her patient had started using colloidal silver, and after several months of orally ingesting small amounts of colloidal silver – a couple of ounces a day – she could then pick up a pitcher of tea with one hand, and pour her own tea, whereas that would have been impossible previously due to the severity of the damage to her body caused by the MS.
Unfortunately, over the years I fell out of touch with this lady and therefore have not been able to follow up to see if the positive results were ongoing.
I’ve had a small number of readers tell me that orally ingested colloidal silver has provided significant relief from Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, but I’ve never personally met anyone who has told me it cured them completely.
And frankly, there’s no clinical literature I’ve been able to find indicating that colloidal silver could be of benefit for someone with MS.
Most of the MS victims I’ve spoken to who have told me that colloidal silver was helpful in relieving their symptoms were taking only an ounce of 10 ppm colloidal silver, up to several times a day.
But again, unfortunately, there’s no good clinical research regarding what dosage of colloidal silver might be helpful for people with MS.”
Is MS Caused or Triggered by Pathogens?
Of course, colloidal silver is mostly used by people for its well-known and often quite astonishing infection-fighting qualities.
But MS is considered by medical science to be a strictly auto-immune disease, meaning the body’s immune system mysteriously begins attacking the body’s own nerves, tissues and organs, slowly crippling the individual.
Since in anecdotal accounts people have claimed to have found at least some relief from MS symptoms using colloidal silver, it’s been asked whether or not this might mean MS is being caused or triggered by an infectious microorganism, such as a virus.
That’s a distinct possibility, at least, according to some researchers. For example:
- There’s an interesting article titled Is a Herpes Virus Triggering Multiple Sclerosis in Many People.
- And at the following link you’ll find an article titled More Evidence Linking Viral Infection with Risk of MS
What’s more, as cardiologist Dr. Dean Silver, M.D. has stated:
“I believe MS is an auto-immune disease that’s usually initiated by different viruses like HHV-6 (i.e., Human Herpes Virus 6), Epstein Barr and Cytomegalovirus. If you have an auto-immune disease such as Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s or even Alzheimer’s, I believe there’s an underlying toxicity issue and underlying an infectious issue as well as the auto-immune issue.”
Of course, colloidal silver is considered to be highly antiviral, which might be why some MS victims have found profound symptomatic relief after starting to use it.
At the following link, you can read about one very interesting clinical study that makes the case for silver’s use against viruses, titled Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents.
Indeed, anecdotal as well as clinical evidence demonstrates colloidal silver’s effectiveness against the herpes virus (see here) as well as the virus causing infectious mononucleosis (see here), both of which have been implicated by cutting-edge researchers as being potential triggers for MS.
There are additional researchers who believe MS can be caused or triggered by the insidious and ubiquitous mycoplasma pathogen. For more information on using colloidal silver nutritionally when you have an underlying mycoplasma infection, see the article Colloidal Silver Beats Mycoplasma Infections.
Nadine Wooley’s Book
Several decades ago a lady named Nadine Wooley wrote a book titled “How I Beat Multiple Sclerosis.”
She claimed in her book, and in various online accounts, to have gone from wheelchair-bound status to being completely ambulatory (walking, but with a cane) after making certain dietary changes including regular daily colloidal silver usage.
Her book is sometimes still available on BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com, or Ebay.com. Here’s some additional info from the book jacket:
“How to Beat Multiple Sclerosis by Nadine Wooley, a multiple sclerosis (MS) patient who refused to accept the common medical wisdom which states there are no answers for this devastating disease, and discovered how to reverse her condition through the use of colloidal silver.
Her book offers her own inspired account of her use of colloidal silver and other supplements to beat MS and return to the ambulatory life she once knew. In clear, down-to-earth language she describes in detail all of the things you need to know about fighting MS, that doctors can’t or won’t tell you.”
The book is quite an interesting read.
My only caveat would be that the amounts of daily colloidal silver usage the author recommends in her book are quite excessive – i.e., up to 16 ounces a day, compared to a normal daily nutritional supplement dosage of between a teaspoon to an ounce a day, depending upon body weight.
The risk of ending up with argyric skin-staining (i.e., so-called “blue man syndrome”) from drinking 16 ounces of colloidal silver a day for months or years on end would be extremely high.
Argyric skin-staining only happens when too much silver is ingested, on a regular daily basis, over long periods of time (i.e., months/years).
The human body has a very effective mechanism for utilizing and expelling comparatively small daily amounts of silver, such as those used for nutritional supplement purposes (i.e., an ounce per day, or less).
But if egregiously excessive amounts of silver are ingested daily, that mechanism can get overwhelmed. And as a result of that excessive daily colloidal silver consumption, the body can begin storing the excess silver particles in the tissues and organs.
Later, if the excessive daily colloidal silver consumption continues unabated, the body will start sending silver particles out to the skin, where, upon exposure to sunlight, the embedded silver particles tarnish, turning the skin a bluish or grayish color, like a whole body tattoo.
(To learn more, see the article, Calculating Your Correct Colloidal Silver Dosage)
It’s also important to note that while Nadine Wooley apparently went from being wheelchair-bound to being ambulatory (i.e., walking with a cane) after starting her protocol that included large daily doses of colloidal silver plus other nutritional supplements, I’m told that years later she still died from the ravages of Multiple Sclerosis.
So while the colloidal silver and other nutritional supplements and dietary changes Nadine Wooley recommends in her book were apparently very helpful in terms of increasing her mobility and boosting her quality of life, it did not turn out to be a cure for the progressive damage done to her body by the MS.
The Nancy Delise Story
On the internet, you’ll also find references to a story about a lady named Nancy Delise – a woman who supposedly made a complete recovery from MS using colloidal silver.
Here’s one of Nancy’s many online comments:
“Here is my great news: I am now 90% improved with my MS. No one would ever guess that I ever had MS. I am better than I was 25 years ago.
Physically, I can do most anything I want. And, frankly, I am having a wonderful time being healthy.
If I had listened to my doctor or the MS society, I would be riding around in a wheel chair, and learning how to cope with my constant losses. Instead I am happy to say I went white water rafting, and gliding through the tree tops in the Tropical Rain Forest on my last vacation.
These are things I never dreamed I would do, but I did them! The very best news is that my last MRI showed not only have I had no new lesions since Aug 2000, but more importantly my lesions ARE SMALLER than they were 5 years ago.
There is only one thing that this miracle can be attributed to, and that is my use of colloidal silver.
If you too are improved, let me know how you are doing. If you have not given colloidal silver a fair 6 month trial, but think you would like to give it a try, also let me know. I would love to hear from you.”
While I’ve read multiple internet accounts of Nancy’s story many times over the past 20 years, I could never get her to return my phone calls whenever I’d call to verify the story of her recovery or her current status.
I’m not writing off her account as untrue. I’m just saying I could never verify it. And I’ve tried many times over a period of many years, particularly while I was writing my book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual.
I’ve since been told that she died in a car accident in 2007. So now there’s no way to verify her story.
Like Nadine Wooley, she also claims to have used very large daily dosages of colloidal silver – drinking 8 to 16 ounces a day, and even taking intravenous infusions of colloidal silver from doctors.
The bottom line is that while I’ve heard accounts such as these of high-dose colloidal silver helping MS victims – and sometimes with very dramatic results – I’ve never been able to verify any of them over the long-term, though I’ve tried, since it’s such an important topic.
On the other hand, some people afflicted with MS have reported that taking significantly smaller daily doses of colloidal silver – up to an ounce, twice times a day – gained significant relief from some or even all of the devastating symptoms of MS.
Dave Thomas Cures His Wife’s MS
For example, according to a video on the Earth Clinic’s YouTube channel, a gentleman by the name of Dave Thomas claims to have cured his wife’s early stage MS symptoms.
He did this simply by having her mercury-amalgam fillings removed (to help eliminate mercury toxicity from her body) and starting her on a colloidal silver protocol consisting of two tablespoons of colloidal silver, three times a day.
“My wife was diagnosed with early stage MS 18 years ago…In the course of my research I came to believe that MS is often caused by toxicity – in her case, toxicity from mercury-amalgam fillings – combined with an underlying viral infection.
So she had chelation therapy to help get rid of mercury build up in her body, and she also had her mercury-amalgam fillings removed and replaced by non-mercury fillings.
The other thing she did, in order to help control the underlying viral infection we suspected, was to start taking colloidal silver orally…she was taking two tablespoons of colloidal silver three times a day. That helped kill the virus in her body that was causing the problem.
In the beginning, we also applied colloidal silver topically to the dorsal region of her spine where MS symptoms were showing up.
We did this by mixing the colloidal silver 50/50 with DMSO – a solvent known to help carry other material through the skin barrier. The idea was to get the colloidal silver into the specific area of her body where the damage seemed to be taking place which in this case was her spine.
We did this by soaking a cloth in the mixture of colloidal silver and DMSO, and applying the cloth to her back. We did this a couple of times a week, over a period of two or three months.
The end result is that she was cured of early stage MS.”
You can watch Dave’s video at the link above for more details on the protocol he used to help heal his wife’s early onset MS.
What I’d Do
On a personal note: I don’t have MS. But I’ve been diagnosed with an underlying Epstein-Barr viral infection, as well as a Cytomegalovirus infection, both of which insidious viruses have been implicated as potential triggers for MS.
In my case, these viruses triggered Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which I suffered with for over 20 years before I got educated enough to start a nutritional supplement protocol specifically designed to help kill the virus and aid my body in repairing the viral damage done to my nervous system, immune system, hormonal system, brain function, and cellular energy system.
The nutritional supplement protocol that’s worked for me to help beat back these “stealth viruses” and the damage they caused in my body is described in-depth in the article An Open Letter to Victims of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
If you’re interested in knowing which supplements – including colloidal silver – have helped me remain virtually symptom-free for the past 24 years, you might want to read that article.
But please keep in mind that I’m not a doctor. I’m just a natural health journalist. So these are just my journalistic musings, so to speak. Take nothing I say as being “prescriptive” in nature.
If I had MS, I’d certainly try small daily amounts of colloidal silver, in conjunction with a good nutritional supplement protocol including vitamins, minerals, etc. to help heal any damage done by the underlying viral infection.
But as I’ve repeatedly stated, I’m very skeptical of the people touting the larger daily amounts of colloidal silver. I think it’s overkill and could potentially lead to argyric skin-staining over the long course of time.
The body can only absorb so much silver at a time – usually a teaspoon to an ounce, up to several times a day – and anything over that amount can end up getting stored inside the body and later pushed out to the skin.
That doesn’t mean that taking larger amounts of colloidal silver from time to time – for example, taking six or eight ounces throughout the course of a day to help heal a raging case of food poisoning – is bad. It just means you shouldn’t take such large amounts on a regular daily basis for months or years on end.
Sticking with the smaller daily dosages of colloidal silver, as I’ve done for the past 24 years, seems to be the key to effectively tackling some of these thornier health issues (such as auto-immune diseases like MS) that researchers are coming to believe are being caused or triggered by underlying infections.
Have You Used Colloidal Silver to Help with Multiple Sclerosis?
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Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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