Using Colloidal Silver to Fight E. Coli Infections and Food Poisoning
E. coli, the notorious food poisoning pathogen, puts an average of 2,000 Americans into the hospital each year, with an alarming 60 of those 2,000 dying from either the infection or its related complications.
The good news is, both clinical and anecdotal evidence demonstrates conclusively that colloidal silver kills E. coli infections and fights off food poisoning.
Read below to see a brief synopses of the seven clinical studies demonstrating silver’s astonishing ability to kill E. coli. And while you’re there, be sure to read some of the dramatic, first-hand testimonials of food poisoning victims who used colloidal silver to “beat the bug.”
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
At the end of November 2019 we saw yet another outbreak of E. coli food poisoning bacteria caused by contamination in the U.S. food supply.
So far, 67 people from 19 states have now been sickened, 39 of which required hospitalization, with 6 people developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of kidney failure).
The CDC has linked the outbreak to romaine lettuce originating in the Salinas, California region contaminated with a particularly dangerous strain known as E. coli O157:H7. The FDA has not yet identified a “common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand” responsible.
In 2019 alone, the USDA has reported 7 recalls (5 current and 2 archived as of writing this article) and the CDC has reported 4 outbreaks relating to E. coli food poisoning bacteria in the US food supply.
Needless to say, E. coli infections are serious. According to the FDA:
“People infected with pathogenic E. coli can start to notice symptoms anywhere from a few days after consuming contaminated food or as much as nine days later. Generally, the symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting.
The severity or presence of certain symptoms may depend on the type of pathogenic E. coli causing the infection. Some infections can cause severe bloody diarrhea and lead to life-threatening conditions, such as a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), or the development of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, and neurologic problems. Other infections may have no symptoms or may resolve without medical treatment within five to seven days.
Due to the range in severity of illness, people should consult their health care provider if they suspect that they have developed symptoms that resemble a(n) E. coli infection.
…. People of any age can become infected with pathogenic E. coli. Children under the age of 5 years, adults older than 65, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop severe illness as a result of an E. coli infection. However, even healthy older children and young adults can become seriously ill.
…. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, can be particularly dangerous. The primary sources of STEC outbreaks are raw or undercooked ground meat products, raw milk and cheeses, and contaminated vegetables and sprouts.”
7 Clinical Studies Demonstrate Silver Kills E. coli
Here’s the good news: There are at least seven different clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of silver-based products – including plain old colloidal silver – against E. coli.
Check out the following studies located on the “Colloidal Silver Clinical Studies” page of TheSilverEdge.com web site, and see for yourself why colloidal silver may well turn out to be your last and most effective all-natural line of defense against the deadly E. coli pathogen:
In this clinical study, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia, and published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, researchers demonstrated that silver ions inhibit the respiratory chain of E. coli, effectively killing the pathogen. This study was conducted in 1974, meaning medical science has known about the effectiveness of silver against E. coli for over 45 years!
- A Mechanistic Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Silver Ions on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
In this 1999 clinical study, conducted by the Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, researchers discovered that one of the most powerful ways silver ions destroy pathogens like E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus is by attaching to the DNA of the pathogen and preventing it from replicating. No replication, no infection!
- Antibacterial Activity and Mechanism of Action of the Silver Ion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli
In this 2008 clinical study, researchers from Department of Microbiology and KRF Zoonotic Disease Priority Research Institute at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, found that electrically generated silver ions cause significant reductions in bacterial counts of E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, and that even the pathogens that survive exposure to silver ions become “non-cultivable,” meaning they are no longer able to reproduce, and eventually die. Of course, if they can’t reproduce, they can’t infect.
Here’s a 2006 clinical study demonstrating that silver nanoparticles dramatically reduce E. coli bacterial counts. The study showed that the silver nanoparticles not only adhered to the cell walls of the E. coli microbes, but also penetrated the cell walls resulting in death of the microorganisms. The researchers concluded the deaths of the E. coli pathogens were ultimately caused by the release of silver ions from the silver nanoparticles.
In this clinical study, published in the International Journal of Biological Research in 2010, it was found that colloidal silver exhibited “powerful antimicrobial activity” against multi-drug resistant pathogens including E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aregnosa and Salmonella typhi. The study authors state that colloidal silver showed antibacterial activity “against all tested pathogens.”
- Antibacterial Efficacy of Colloidal Silver Alone and in Combination With Other Antibiotics on Isolates from Wound Infections
In this 2007 clinical study, conducted by researchers from the Department of Applied Microbiology at Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki, Nigeria, it was found that even low dose colloidal silver kills antibiotic-resistant E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus pathogens, whether used alone or used in conjunction with prescription antibiotics. The study also found that colloidal silver does not interfere with therapeutic efficacy of the prescription antibiotics tested, but in many cases enhances their effectiveness!
- Bactericidal effect of silver nanoparticles against multidrug-resistant bacteria (including E. coli)
In this 2010 study, published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology [(2010) 26:615-621], clinical researchers challenged different drug-resistant pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7, with silver nanoparticles. They found that the silver nanoparticles inactivated both drug-resistant and drug-susceptible bacteria (Gram positive and Gram negative), through a powerful bactericidal mechanism, and actually began inhibiting the bacterial growth rate from the very first moment of contact between the bacteria and the silver nanoparticles.
Silver-Based Antimicrobials like Colloidal Silver are Highly Effective Against E. Coli and Food Poisoning!
As you can clearly see, colloidal silver, silver nanoparticles and silver ions have been clinically demonstrated to be highly effective against E. coli – including multi-drug-resistant strains of the pathogen!
In other words, silver-based antimicrobials ROCK against E. coli – even the deadly drug-resistant forms! The research is conclusive.
What’s more, according to the Wall Street Journal (June 6, 2006), in an article titled “The War Against Germs Has a Silver Lining,” silver has indeed been demonstrated to kill foodborne pathogens such as E. coli:
“Silver, in the form of a metal or as dissolved ions, fights microorganisms by interfering with processes such as how they breathe and reproduce. Tests show that silver ions kill microorganisms ranging from harmful strains of E. coli that cause food-borne diseases to the staphylococcus bacteria responsible for serious infections.”
Furthermore, for centuries people from developing nations such as India have regularly consumed small amounts of silver along with their foods as a means of preventing food-borne infection and disease. As Keith Moeller of American Biotech Labs points out in a white paper titled “The Safety of Using Silver Solutions and the Risk of Argyria”:
“It is estimated that the Indian tradition of eating candy and cakes wrapped in metallic silver foil (eaten foil and all) came from their historically gained knowledge that in their warm, moist climate with little refrigeration of foods, eating the silver-covered candy and cakes after meals would kill the bacteria consumed with the food, before it had a chance to do damage to their body systems.”
And as Dr. Nenah Sylver, Ph.D. has stated in her book The Rife Handbook, “…colloidal silver traveling directly to a relatively empty gut, with no stool to block its passage, can kill unwanted microorganisms there that cause food poisoning and dysentery.”
So there’s little doubt of the ability of colloidal silver to kill food poisoning pathogens like E. coli, including some of the most virulent ones. The question is, can it do so in the human body?
Amazing Anecdotal Accounts from Experienced Colloidal Silver Users
Below, you’ll find some rather amazing anecdotal accounts from real-life people attesting to the ability of colloidal silver to provide dramatic relief from food poisoning or other stomach infections like E. coli.
One of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Facebook Community members posted the following fascinating account of his narrow escape from E. coli food poisoning that left his friend ill for over a week:
As you can see, according to Skip W. his daily colloidal silver usage protected him contracting from E. coli food poisoning from contaminated lettuce, while his friend, who never uses colloidal silver, became very ill.
Here’s another interesting account from an experienced colloidal silver user:
“I got food poisoning Friday night. Woke up Saturday at 1 a.m. 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!”
– Jennifer F., New Franklin, MO
Phillip P. from Gettysburg, PA has also used colloidal silver to successfully fight stomach issues:
“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 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 virus. 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.”
Here are a few more interesting accounts:
“One evening I stopped to have a cheeseburger at America’s second biggest chain. On the way home I began to feel queasy with stomach pains & gas – I have had it before and I know the signs of food poisoning. I got home and drank four ounces of silver water – BAM food poisoning stopped immediately!”
– Dan F., Naples, FL
“I went through a fast food drive thru. The food didn’t taste good, but I ate it anyway. Later I started to feel sick, so I took about 2 ounces of colloidal silver. Within a few minutes, I felt fine.”
– Don H., Ohio
“Two neighbors got food poisoning from that spinach problem a couple years ago and asked me if I could do anything to help them. So that afternoon I gave them each a teaspoon of colloidal silver and they went home. Next morning, I went to give them more but they said they were fine. They took one more dose any way and the bacteria must have been killed because there were never any problems again.”
– L. L., Merced, CA
And here’s a testimonial on food poisoning and colloidal silver, from my 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual. V.G. recalls a particularly nasty bout of food poisoning that, after suffering a previous case and treating it with only a half an ounce of colloidal silver, he decided he “wasn’t about to mess around”:
“…. In January of 1997 I indulged a fine meal at the best Cajun restaurant in town with some friends and family. I hadn’t had oysters in over ten years due to the many reports of their no longer being safe to eat. I was at one of the finest restaurants in town, I thought certainly they get only the finest product from the freshest sources, so in a bold move I took a chance.
As you probably guessed, later that evening, I was once again in the clutches of the evil commode. He was not as forgiving this time. I quickly realized that as bad as the first incident was, it really could be worse! I almost lost consciousness this time, and collapsed briefly when I was finally released.
I wasn’t messing around this time! I had learned to make a much stronger solution of colloidal silver and poured a half of a glass, about 5-6 ounces, and gingerly coaxed it down. This time I wasn’t called back to the evil commode for a final taunting or two. I still wondered about the possibility of not waking up as I dozed off. The sun returned. I was generally fine once again.
Do I have proof that what I have just told you is true? Well my wife, family and close friends were present and could vouch for me.
However, that is not why I am sharing this information with you. It’s not about me proving anything to you. It’s about sharing my experiences and perhaps challenging you to seek your own experiences. The truth is self-evident, prove it to yourself!”
I hope you find these real-life anecdotal accounts helpful, keeping in mind of course that “testimonials” are not the equivalent of medical evidence, and should never be relied on in place of direction and guidance from your medical doctor or other licensed physician.
And that goes double when food poisoning or E. coli infection is suspected, since severe cases can be deadly.
In my own case, I ended up with a nasty bout with food poisoning several years back after cooking and eating a bowl of soup from a can of soup that had previously been stored in a food cabinet in the garage for several months during the hot summer heat.
When the severe stomach cramping hit several hours after eating the soup, I immediately drank three ounces of 20 ppm colloidal silver. This caused my body to do a severe “flush” (i.e., a polite term for diarrhea) three times in a row, over the course of the next two hours as the silver began killing the food poisoning pathogens.
After the ‘flushing’ ended, I took seven capsules of Lactobacillus acidophilus to help prevent any of the food poisoning pathogens left from re-colonizing my digestive tract. That’s called “competitive inhibition,” a healing technique for food poisoning that I learned from nutritional supplement expert George Foss.
By the next day, I was feeling more or less back to normal, and happy that my time at the commode was quite limited compared to past food poisoning episodes when colloidal silver was unavailable.
To learn more about using colloidal silver for stomach problems, including food poisoning and others, see the articles at the following two links:
One Final Note…
Many commercial brands of colloidal silver are adulterated; one study demonstrated that only about 43% of bottled colloidal silver products tested actually contained the concentration of microscopic silver particles listed on the label. Some colloidal silver products contained no silver particles at all!
In a few other cases, the silver particles in the commercial solutions have proven to be so large, they’re extremely difficult for the body to absorb, assimilate, distribute and afterwards excrete.
And in other cases, the potency of the colloidal silver solution has been demonstrated to be extremely weak because the solution had been sitting on store shelves for so long the silver particles were beginning to precipitate out of suspension and fall to the bottom of the bottle!
But when you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com:
- You get fresh, pure batches every time, so you never have a problem with loss of potency!
- You control the strength and potency by how long you allow the generator to run (full instructions included)!
- You get uncommonly small, completely bioavailable silver particles as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer – for maximum absorption, assimilation and excretion!
- No hidden fillers, dyes, protein or gelatin coatings or other additives, just fresh, pure colloidal silver every time!
- You get the superior ionic form of colloidal silver, shown in study after study to be the active, infection-fighting form of silver!
- You can make it fresh, whenever you need it for maximum potency!
- Your total cost is under 36 cents a quart, compared to health food store prices of up to $30 for a tiny, 4-ounce bottle!
If you’d like to learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, you can…
- Read how unbelievably simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, here.
- Learn why the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator, here.
- Find out how to save a whopping $100 on a brand-new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, here.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver…
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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