Norovirus and Colloidal Silver: What You Need to Know…
If you’re not familiar with norovirus, victims of this virus end up sick with projectile vomiting and sometimes explosive diarrhea as well…but could colloidal silver help?
Indeed, norovirus is a stomach virus described by health authorities as “a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis, an illness that usually involves vomiting and diarrhea.”
So will colloidal silver help kill this nasty virus? The good news is colloidal silver has truly powerful antiviral qualities!
Here’s what we know so far…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Probably my least favorite thing in the whole world – besides eating cooked liver, drinking a big swig of spoiled milk or getting bitten by an angry dog – is vomiting.
The idea of sitting there clutching the porcelain throne, writhing from uncontrollable nausea, while retching for hours on end is enough to scare me away from visiting anybody who says they’ve been sick and throwing up all day.
Okay, except for my family. Them I’d visit. And console. But I’d immediately ply them with colloidal silver if they could keep enough of it down to make a difference.
And for darned sure I’d drink four or five ounces of the stuff, just in case the nasty virus decided to wander over my way during the visit.
The Bad News
Unfortunately, just a couple of weeks ago, we saw news reports of a nasty norovirus outbreak at the Grand Canyon, and – according to the CDC – these outbreaks become more common throughout the US from November to April.
And to make the matter even more ominous, the CDC reported at the end of September that, despite a decline in cases during the last few years, norovirus is coming back strong this year.
So it’s quite possible this is going to be one of those winters in which strange viruses like the norovirus come out to play.
According to an Associated Press news article:
“Norovirus is highly contagious and usually triggers vomiting and diarrhea. It spreads through contact with an infected person, eating food or drinking liquids that contain the virus or touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then touching your mouth.”
Oh, joy. Now I get to be paranoid everywhere I go this winter. (Did I mention I really hate vomiting?)
And there’s more. According to an article from Breitbart:
“Spread of the virus occurs rapidly with crowded environments most vulnerable. Examples to watch out for included, “hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers, schools, cruise ships and food service settings like restaurants.”
Uh, huh. Great. So much for that post-Christmas trip to the mall I wanted to take. And I think I’ll wait until this coming spring before taking my wife out for dinner to a crowded restaurant. That won’t make her very happy. But, then, neither would projectile vomiting.
As the SurvivalLife.com website states:
“The Norovirus commonly known as the ‘stomach flu’ is one of the most infectious viruses around.
It takes fewer than 20 virus particles to infect someone, so each droplet of vomit has enough virus to infect over 100,000 people.
In the United States, norovirus causes 21 million illnesses annually, requiring 70,000 hospitalizations, of which 800 result in death.”
That about clinches it for me. I’m never going out in public again.
One thing for sure: If I do venture out into public I’ll either first be coating my hands with a good colloidal silver gel (see my previous article Germ-Busing Colloidal Silver Gels and Creams), or…
…I’ll be taking my small spray bottle of liquid colloidal silver with me everywhere I go, and spraying just about everything before laying my hands on it, including silverware at restaurants, shopping cart handles in stores, door handles and other touch surfaces.
Finally, the Breitbart article explains, “Those that have been sick can still spread the virus two weeks after recovering.”
Good Lord. It looks like it’s going to be a long winter.
But Here’s the Good News
I’ve actually written about norovirus and colloidal silver once before.
It turns out that several years ago, British scientists working in tandem with two international drug-makers, Janssen and Johnson & Johnson, already tested the idea of using tiny silver particles against the norovirus.
Now, to be fair, what the researchers did was attach silver particles to a harmless digestive bacteria. Then they introduced the silver-impregnated bacteria into a population of norovirus. And the silver quite handily destroyed the ability of the norovirus to cause infection.
At the time, The Telegraph, one of Britain’s most renowned news sources, wrote:
“Scientists have discovered that they can attach tiny studs of silver onto the surface of otherwise harmless bacteria, giving them the ability to destroy viruses.
They have tested the silver-impregnated bacteria against norovirus, which causes winter vomiting outbreaks, and found that they leave the virus unable to cause infections.
The researchers now believe the same technique could help to combat other viruses, including influenza and those responsible for causing the common cold.”
What’s more, according to Professor Willy Verstraete, a microbiologist from the University of Ghent, Belgium, who also worked on the project for the British drug makers:
“We are using silver nanoparticles, which are extremely small but give a large amount of surface area as they can clump around the virus, increasing the inhibiting effect.”
So it’s a proven fact that silver particles stop norovirus cold.
But why impregnate the tiny silver particles onto harmless bacteria, first? Why not just use a simple, all-natural colloidal silver product containing tiny silver particles?
According to Professor Verstraete, “There are concerns about using such small particles of silver in the human body and what harm it might cause to human health, so we have attached the silver nanoparticles to the surface of a bacterium. It means the silver particles remain small, but they are not free to roam around the body.”
The Real Reason
If you think that sounds suspiciously like a phony excuse, you’re probably right.
As one of my old mentors used to emphasize, there’s the stated reason, and then there’s the real reason. And you always need to look for the real reason.
In case you haven’t guessed it, the real reason the researchers went through so much trouble to concoct a silver-studded bacteria in their fight against the norovirus was because they wanted to create a “novel drug” that could be sold by the drug companies sponsoring their research.
You see, silver is a natural element. It can’t be patented and monopolized by the drug companies, unless they come up with a new process, or a new form. And that’s exactly what they were working on.
As the article in The Telegraph stated, the researchers were “…now working with drug giants Janssen, and Johnson & Johnson, to further develop the technology…”
As I mentioned in my previous article on this topic:
“Look…millions of people worldwide have been ingesting tiny silver nanoparticles in moderation for decades now, without undue harm or risk.
So the whole idea that silver nanoparticles need to be attached to something like dead intestinal bacterium so they can’t ‘roam aimlessly through your body’…is nothing less than a spurious bugaboo…
As usual when dealing with the big drug companies and their researchers, rank deception and hypocrisy are the order of the day.”
Yes, you could just as easily – and effectively – drink some safe, natural colloidal silver and wipe out an intestinal infection caused by the norovirus. But researchers for the big drug companies simply aren’t going to tell you that.
And why? Because there’s no money in it for them. That’s why.
Interestingly, in another study titled “Biogenic Silver for Disinfection of Water Contaminated with Viruses” – this one using tiny silver particles to disinfect drinking water that’s been contaminated with viruses – it was once again demonstrated that silver kills the dread norovirus. The researchers wrote:
“…the transmission of waterborne human noroviruses is considered to be the major cause of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis.
Numerous outbreaks of norovirus-associated gastroenteritis have been linked with ingestion of contaminated drinking water, in developed countries also.
Therefore, the development of innovative drinking water quality control strategies is of the utmost importance in this decade.
The objective of the present study was to examine the inactivation of a bacteriophage and a norovirus isolated from hospital sewage, by biogenic silver…
…After 30 min of contact time, the murine norovirus could not be detected anymore (< LOD), entailing a decrease of at least 4.7 log (>99.99%).”
So 99.99% of the norovirus used in the experiment were destroyed by the tiny silver particles.
A Korean study found similar results:
“We evaluated the antiviral efficacy of silver nanoparticles using a bacteriophage and a murine norovirus (MNV) under different environmental conditions
This study demonstrated that silver nanoparticles are effective for inactivating bacteriophages and murine norovirus, a surrogate for human norovirus, in water.”
The bottom line is that colloidal silver can be astonishingly effective against norovirus.
As one norovirus victim wrote on the Mercola.com website: “I drank a half cup of colloidal silver and was better within hours. Nipped in the bud it was.”
And according to the TotalWellnessCenter.com website, in an article about killing off the norovirus naturally:
“Colloidal silver 10ppm is a natural antiviral that looks & tastes like water. It will immediately begin killing off the virus in the stomach and digestive tract upon ingestion.
Adults take 1 teaspoon directly or added to a beverage every 2-3 hours until symptoms are completely gone. Small children ½ dose.”
If you’d like to learn how other experienced colloidal silver users have used colloidal silver against norovirus and other pathogens that cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and related disease symptoms, you might want to check out the two articles below, which are chock full of helpful testimonials:
Have You Found Relief from a Norovirus Infection with Colloidal Silver?
In the meantime, have you used colloidal silver successfully to heal a norovirus infection? We’d love to hear about it! If you haven’t already, please join the Colloidal Silver Secrets Group on Facebook and tell us about your experience.
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Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
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