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There are some really scary viruses out there that we don't have "cures" for! This can leave us feeling completely helpless and afraid. Thankfully, there is something we can do! We can focus on boosting our immune system so strong now that we can hopefully avoid catching these "super-viruses" if we were to come in contact with them.
At New Life, we recommend 7 steps for boosting your immune system against these various viruses: Click on each one to "jump to" more detailed information below.
1. Take Oil of Oregano
2. Take Olive Leave Extract
3. Take Colloidal Silver - atleast 3x a day
4. Take Vitamin D
5. Use Midieval Blend Essential oil in your home
6. Eat a Raw Food Diet and get plenty of sleep
7. Avoid large crowds
The theory is, if you can focus on those things, you hopefully won't need all the extra gear.
1. Oil of Oregano
Protect yourself and your family!
New antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are getting out of control. New epidemics such as ebola and flesh eating disease are on the rise. Our air, water and food supplies are all carrying potential pathogens: contaminated meat, mad cow disease, salmonella and e-coli bacteria in chicken, parasites in sushi, giardia, cryptosporidium and other parasites in our water supplies.
An age-old remedy, Oil of Oregano, has been scientifically researched and proven to be one of the strongest and most effective broad spectrum antibiotics known to man
It is natural and safe to use. It will not create more mutant strains of bacteria
. It effectively kills bacteria of every variety using only tiny amounts. It is also effective against fungus, parasites and viruses. It can be used externally and internally. There are no negative side effects
. You need no prescription. It does not cost a fortune!
Chemistry and Potency of Oregano Oil
Oregano oil contains four main groups of chemicals that contribute to its potent healing powers. Phenols, such as carvacrol and thymol, act as antiseptics and antioxidants, while terpenes, which include pinene and terpinene, exhibit antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. Linalool and bonreol are two long-chain alcohols found in oregano oil, which add to the antiviral and antiseptic qualities. Esters are potent antifungal agents. Two that are found in abundance in oregano oil are linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate.
Although there is a combined effect of the many significant compounds found in oregano oil, its effectiveness is largely attributed to its primary ingredient, a phenol named carvacrol. When lab tested, carvacrol was found to be one of the most potent antibiotics known to science.1 In tests done at Georgetown University, it was found to be more effective than penicillin, streptomycin and even vancomycin (considered to be the strongest of all antibiotics). Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, oregano oil does not create resistant strains of mutant bacteria. It is able to naturally, and effectively, eliminate any pathogen that is unfortunate enough to cross its path.
Oregano Oil Properties:
As an immune system booster, oregano is unparalleled in the plant kingdom. It is many times stronger than echinacea or goldenseal. A couple of drops daily are enough to supercharge your immune system, which is your first and most powerful defense against disease.
Antibiotic and Antiseptic
Tooth and gum infections respond quickly to Oregano Oil, due to its powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. The oil is applied directly to the gums. A drop of Oregano Oil on your tooth brush will leave you mouth feeling fresh and clean. Regular treatment will vastly improve oral health and hygiene. Many people suffering from a variety of chronic infections have seen them disappear quickly after using the oil internally and externally.
In a recent study, approximately 20 percent of meat samples obtained from grocery stores contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Vegetarians can be affected by food poisoning, as well. Salmonella and E. coli have been found on such vegetables as iceberg lettuce and alfalfa sprouts, resulting in food poisoning. Restaurant food is often contaminated due to poor hygiene or improper washing of produce. By using oregano oil daily, you can significantly reduce your chances of being one of the 84 million cases of food poisoning that occur annually in North America.
Oregano oil has been used very successfully in treating viral conditions, such as colds, flu, shingles, herpes and warts. The fact that wild oregano oil can stop a cold or flu if taken at the first sign of symptoms is indicative of its amazing powers.
The aggressive antifungal properties of oregano oil work effectively against stubborn fungal infections such as candida and nail fungus. You may use the oregano oil internally for candida and both externally and internally for nail fungus. Mix a few drops with shampoo to get rid of dandruff or seborrhea, which are caused by fungal infection of the scalp. Take some to the locker room to eradicate athlete’s foot.
Oregano oil is the active person’s best friend due to its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving action. Used topically, the oil deeply penetrates tissues and, in so doing, brings relief and speeds healing of bruises, torn and sore muscles, sprains, tendonitis, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and other similar injuries. These same properties make it a powerful remedy for arthritis.
Allergies, which are affecting increasing numbers of people, can often be eliminated by the internal use of oregano oil and by breathing the vapors from the oil. In many cases relief occurs quickly.
Among the natural antioxidants, oregano oil is one of the most powerful. It protects cells from free radical damage and in the same way it prolongs the shelf life of foods.
Parasites, such as head lice and scabies, as well as internal parasites, are no match for oregano oil. The oil can be added to soaps, shampoos and diluted in olive oil for topical applications. By taking a few drops daily under the tongue, one can gain protection from water-borne parasites, such as cryptosporidium and giardia. Internal dosages also are effective in killing parasites and flukes in the body.
Oregano oil is capable of neutralizing venomous bites, making it invaluable as an effective first aid treatment for bites of all varieties, including bees, snakes and spiders. Oregano oil is also useful for preventing infection from animal bites and other puncture wounds. It reduces inflammation and its anesthetic properties relieve the pain associated with bites and stings after topical application.
Blood Oxygen Levels
Many people suffer symptoms related to poor oxygen absorption in the blood. Their cells are starved for oxygen feel the effects as fatigue. Oregano oil used internally and externally increases oxygen absorption in the blood. Many people note increased energy after taking oregano oil.
Bacteria, viruses and fungi are able to change form in the body as a result of changing chemistry within the body. This is known as pleomorphism. Think of it as shape shifting. Oregano oil is deadly to all types of pathogens; it can continue to be effective, no matter whatever form they assume.
Oregano Oil Applications:
Oil of Oregano will kill any kind of "germ". Proof of this statement can be found in the Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1998 and the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, June 1977.
Immune system stimulant
Oregano oil has been proven in European studies to be a potent immune booster. Compared to plants such as echinacea and goldenseal, Wild Oil of Oregano is by far the most effective in boosting the body's natural immunity. Use 1-3 drops 3x a day to supercharge your immune system and maintain good health.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic/anesthetic (Pain reliever)
Oil of Oregano is an athlete's best friend due to its anti-inflammatory and anesthetic action. Applied externally, the oil deeply penetrates tissues and in so doing, brings relief and speeds healing and reduces the pain of bruises, sprains, torn and sore muscles, tendonitis, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and other similar injuries.
Arthritis responds well to this treatment. For topical use you may use it straight from the bottle. For people with sensitive skin you may dilute it by adding 3-5 drops of olive oil or carrier oil to 1 drop of Wild Oil of Oregano. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes and sensitive skin areas. Pain relief and added relief from arthritis, bursitis and other inflammatory conditions may be improved by also taking Oregano oil internally.
Candida is a fungus that infects millions of people. Wild Oil of Oregano contains powerful antifungal agents that eliminate Candida effectively and safely. Take 1-3 drops under the tongue or with juice 3 times daily. Continue the treatment for as long as necessary. Avoid foods that contain sugar and refined flour as these feed the Candida. Be sure to drink 8-12 glasses of pure spring water daily to help flush toxins out of your body. These toxins are generated when the Candida dies from coming in contact with the Oregano oil. Prolonged treatment and more aggressive dosages may be required.
Nail fungus, which is particularly stubborn and hard to get rid of has a powerful enemy in Oregano oil. Wash and dry the nails. Soak them with the Wild Oil of Oregano twice daily. Take 1-3 drops of the Oil of Oregano 3 times daily. Continue treatment for 6 months.Nail fungus is usually a result of Candida infection in the blood. See above. Drink 8-12 glasses of pure spring water daily to flush toxins from the blood.
Athlete's foot: Oregano oil's effectiveness in fighting fungal infections such as athlete's foot make it a must in the locker room. Apply the oil topically to the feet after showering and before bed..
Among the natural antioxidants, oregano oil is one of the most powerful. It protects cells from free radical damage in the same way it prolongs the shelf life of foods. Take a few drops daily under the tongue to slow the effects of aging and maintain healthy cell structure.
Head lice and scabies: Parasites such as head lice and scabies are no match for Oregano oil's powerful antiparasitic properties. Add a few drops to a tablespoon of shampoo to wash hair and scalp. Add a couple of drops to a tablespoon of vegetable oil to apply to hair after shampoo or to other affected areas. Add a dropperfull to laundry soap to disinfect clothes.
Cryptosporidium, giardia etc.: Add a drop to water that may be unsafe to protect yourself from parasites such as cryptosporidium and giardia as well as bacterial infection. Take 1-3 drops up to 3 times a day to clear yourself of parasites.
Wild Oil of Oregano has been laboratory tested and proven to be as strong as pharmaceutical antibiotics with none of the associated hazards. Use it topically and internally for any kind of infection.
Bedsores: Apply topically to affected area to speed healing and reduce discomfort.
Burns, Cuts and Scrapes: Apply the oil topically immediately to clean and reduce pain in the wound. Quick application may prevent blistering and scarring from light burns and will prevent infection and speed rapid skin recovery in all wounds.
Teeth and Gums: Oregano oil gives effective relief to toothaches by killing the bacteria causing the pain. Apply the oil directly to the infected tooth. Gum disease can be halted by using Wild Oil of Oregano in the mouth. The oil may be applied to infected gums with a clean finger, Q-tip or a drop can be placed on your toothbrush before brushing the teeth. Regular treatment will vastly improve oral health and hygiene.
In a recent study about 20% of meat samples obtained from grocery stores contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Vegetarians can be affected by food poisoning as well. Salmonella and E. coli have been found on such vegetables as iceberg lettuce and alfalfa sprouts, resulting in food poisoning. Restaurant foods may often be contaminated due to poor hygiene of employees or lack of proper washing of the produce After dining, take 3-5 drops of Oregano oil as a preventative. If symptoms occur, take 3 drops hourly for up to 10 hours or until symptoms disappear.
Natural antibiotics like Oil of Oregano do not induce antibiotic resistance as do the patented antibiotic drugs. Use Oil of Oregano to boost your immune system and to kill off unfriendly bacteria. This natural remedy provides defense against biological toxins.
Colds, flu, shingles and herpes: Use daily to maintain a strong immune system and to weaken the virus. At the first sign of a viral infection such as colds, flu, herpes, shingles etc., take 2-5 drops immediately and continue at a maximum of 3 drops per hour for a maximum of 10 hours. In the case of herpes or shingles, in addition, it is best to apply the oil directly to the spot where tingling may be felt before an outbreak. This will often prevent the outbreak. Due to the heat sensation, oil of oregano should not be used on sensitive skin areas or mucous membranes. Do not use in vagina or anus unless it is very well diluted by adding a drop or two of wild Oil of Oregano to a tablespoon of olive oil. Then test with a small amount first.
When treated at the first sign of symptoms, most viral conditions will be rendered harmless.
Warts can be treated by applying the Oil of Oregano directly to the wart with cotton wool. It is best to leave the soaked cotton on the wart as long as possible by taping with adhesive. Repeat this 2 or 3 times a day and take 3 drops under the tongue three times a day for a few months. Planter's warts can be successfully removed in a few days by applying the oil directly to the wart several times daily. It may help to break the surface of the skin to allow the oil to penetrate to the root of the wart.
Oregano oil is capable of neutralizing venomous bites, making it invaluable in the wilderness or when traveling abroad. It's an effective first aid treatment for venomous bites of all varieties including bees, snakes and spiders. Oregano oil is also useful for preventing infection from animal bites and other puncture wounds. It reduces inflammation and stops the pain associated with bites and stings. Apply directly to stings or bites. The oil will penetrate into the wound and neutralize toxins and pathogens. Take a few drops internally to amplify the effect.
Wild oil of oregano can be used both internally and externally. The vapors can be inhaled to effectively combat lung complaints and coughs. The oil should be kept away from the eyes and mucous membranes, as well as sensitive skin areas. Children under the age of twelve should not take the oil internally. Children may be treated by diluting the oregano oil in olive oil and rubbing it on the soles of the feet or other areas of the body.
The adage “less is more” applies to the use of oregano oil. Start with minimum amounts to observe the effects prior to taking larger dosages. For internal applications use only the true Mediterranean species of Wild Oregano (origanum vulgare). Other species of Oregano may be ineffective and even dangerous. Many of these oils are mislabeled and, in fact, are not the true Oregano. Full strength (‘neat’) essential oil of Oregano is far too powerful for the internal or even external applications. For your safety, use only a proper blend of Oregano and the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, such as Hedd Wyn Essentials brand.
All of us are completely unique in our body make up. There is no one set dosage that will work for everyone. A trial period may be necessary to determine the optimum dosage level for your particular condition. Listen to your body. It is the best judge. Some people will require less than recommended dosages. Other people will require up to 2 or 3x the recommended dosage. In these cases spread the extra doses over the period of the day rather than taking them all at once. For instance, you would take 3 drops 5 x daily rather than 5 drops 3x daily.
Wild Oil of Oregano is a potent antibiotic and antifungal. When you kill these pathogens, they release toxins into the bloodstream. These toxins can make you feel fatigued or create flu-like or cold-like symtoms and in rare cases skin rashes. This is a sign that your body is trying to detoxify. It is known as a healing crisis or a Herxheimer reaction. You may avoid this kind of discomfort by drinking at least 8 glasses of pure spring water daily in order to flush the toxins from your body. Most people feel better quickly when they first take Oregano oil. However, if you get any of the above symptoms, reduce your consumption of Oregano oil and drink lots of pure, spring water. Once the symptoms have passed you may again increase the dosage.
Nature provided us with a potent remedy for a wide range of afflictions in Wild Oregano herb and oil. It is a natural medicine chest in a bottle. Once you give it a try, it will become your friend for life.
1. International Journal of Food Microbiology (research by: Akgul and Kivanc
2. The Cure is in the Cupboard How to Use Oregano for Better Health by Dr. Cass Ingram, Knowledge House 1997
2. Olive Leaf Extract
The olive tree has been called The Tree of Life. The low incidence of cardiovascular disease in many Mediterranean populations has been attributed to the benefits of an olive-oil rich diet. In investigating the cardiovascular benefits of olive oil and the olive, many researchers have virtually ignored other components of the olive tree which have been shown to inhibit viruses and pathogenic bacteria including herpes, influenza, malaria and of particular interest recently
Anthrax, smallpox, botulism and the plague.
The antibacterial, antiviral component derived from olive leaves is called oleuropein. In the late 1960s, researchers at the Upjohn Company discovered an antimicrobial fraction of oleuropein called calcium elenolate (Fig. 1A, page 15). This substance was lethal to every virus the researchers tested it against (using both in vitro and in vivo studies). Studies demonstrated that the components of olive leaf extract are also toxic to a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, yeasts, parasites and fungi.
Scientists began taking a closer look at olive leaf extract because the leaves of Olea europaea are known to be resistant to attack by insects and microbes. Researchers have published numerous studies concluding that olive leafs active ingredient, oleuropein (Fig. 1B), is a natural antibiotic agent.
With the threat of bioterrorism looming larger, a report in Dr. Morton Walkers book, Natures Antibiotic: Olive Leaf Extract is of particular interest. Dr. Walker noted that this natural substance is toxic to bacteria-caused diseases like anthrax and botulism. (1) Furthermore, it is well-known that wastewater from olive oil mills kills aerobic spore-forming bacteria. Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) is spore forming and aerobic. (2)
Oleuropein also is toxic to other members of the bacillus bacteria family. A 1991 report in Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry documented that oleuropein, at adequate concentrations, inhibited spore germination and the outgrowth of Bacillus cereus spores. Bacillus cereus causes a potentially lethal form of food poisoning characterized by vomiting, severe flatulence, diarrhea, muscular weakness, nerve damage to the heart, and pain in the upper arms, neck, chest and bones. Oleuropein is thought to achieve the bacterial destruction of Bacillus cereus by either inactivating cellular enzymes crucial for bacterial replication or by attacking the cell membrane, destroying its permeability and causing leakage of intracellular components such as glutamate, potassium and phosphorus. The authors concluded that oleuropeins method of action was similar to that of BHT. (3)
An in vitro study revealed that oleuropein and its derivative hydroxytyrosol act as natural antibiotics against a range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Most impressively, these two components of olive leaf inhibited Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria responsible for many hospital-acquired infections. (4-5) Staphylococcus aureus is notorious for its ability to mutate against antibiotics, and there are few antibiotics left to wipe out this life-threatening micro-organism.
Components in olive leaf extract also have inhibited the growth of E. Coli and Bacillus subtilis. (6)
As recently as 1998, researchers investigated oleuropeins antibacterial action and concluded that it can enhance nitric oxide production in mouse macrophages. By increasing nitric oxide production, oleuropein appears to arm the macrophages against endotoxins (bacterial poisons generated by gram-negative bacteria). Interestingly, oleuropein only increased nitric oxide production when endotoxins were present. (7)
Inactivating Viral Invaders
Researchers have shown that calcium elenolate, a component of olive leaf extract, is lethal to a number of viruses. Different forms of influenza viruses were particularly vulnerable to this natural substance. In fact, calcium elenolate inactivated all influenza viruses tested by the Upjohn researchers. The researchers hypothesized that the calcium elenolate prevents viruses from entering cells. (8)
In a 1969 report in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, the lead researcher for the Upjohn study, Harold E. Renis, reported that calcium elenolate inhibited a number of viruses, including parainfluenza, herpes, pseudorabies, vesicular stomatitis, encephalomyocarditis, Newcastle disease, some forms of polio, and Sindbis. Every virus exposed to calcium elenolate, except for reovirus and poliovirus, were inactivated. (9)
Renis and his team saw great promise in olive leafs active component, calcium elenolate. In his report, Renis wrote, ...calcium elenolate is virucidal for a broad spectrum of viruses. (9) Other researchers at Upjohn administered calcium elenolate into the nasal cavities of a variety of animals. They found it to be safe and well-tolerated. (10) According to Dr. Morton Walker, olive leaf extract also inactivates smallpox, Ebola, plague, Epstein-Barr virus and hepatitis. (1)
Since olive leaf extract has been shown to dispel protozoan-caused diseases, its not surprising its reputation as an anti-malarial dates back to the early 19th century. In the 1800s, physicians brewed olive leaves and administered the bitter tea to malaria patients. The doctors reported their patients improved after drinking this tea. (1)
The Upjohn researchers determined that olive leaf extract inhibited at least 56 disease-causing bacteria, viruses and protozoa, including the malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum. The researchers also found it was effective against Vaccinia, a contagious viral disease of cattle, produced in humans by inoculation with cowpox virus to confer immunity against smallpox. (1)
Olive leaf extracts safety and efficacy has been demonstrated in animal experiments and by the hundreds of clinicians around the country who have used olive leaf extract to treat their patients with remarkable results.
Traditional antibiotics such as doxycycline or ciprofloxacin are the first line of defense in case of an Anthrax attack. But natural antibacterial substances like olive leaf extract could serve as a back-up in the event terrorists bioengineer Anthrax organisms to resist antibiotics or in case antibiotic supplies are exhausted during an epidemic. In addition, once Anthrax symptoms arise, antibiotics may prove ineffective. Olive leaf extract is a safe antimicrobial substance suitable and safe for preventive and daily consumption. As an antiviral, it may also protect against terrorist-triggered outbreaks of viral diseases such as smallpox.
Finally, it should be emphasized that the components of olive leaf extract inactivated every cold and flu virus they were tested against, indicating Olive Leaf should occupy an important place in the medicine cabinet.
1. Walker, Morton MD. Natures Antibiotic: Olive Leaf Extract, Kensington Books, New York, 1997. pps. 65-68, 39, 149.
2. Rodriguez MM, Perez J, Ramos-Cormenzana A, Martinez J. Effect of extracts obtained from olive oil mill waste waters on Bacillus megaterium ATCC 33085. Journal of Applied Bacteriology. 1988; 64:219-26.
3. Tassou CC, Nychas GJE, Board RG. Effect of Phenolic Compounds and Oleuropein on the Germination of Bacillus cereus T Spores. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry. 1991; 13:231-37.
4. Bisignano G, Tomaino A, Lo Cascio R, Crisafi G, Uccella N, Saija A. On the In-Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Oleuropein and Hydroxytyrosol. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 1999; 51: 971-74.
5. Nychas GJE, Tassou SC, Board RG. Phenolic extract from olives: inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 1990; 10: 217-220.
6. Heinze JE, Hale AH, Carl PL. Specificity of the Antiviral Agent Calcium Elenolate. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 1975; 8(4):421-25.
7. Visioli F, Bellosta S, Galli C. Oleuropein, The Bitter Principle of Olives, Enhances Nitric Oxide Production By Mouse Macrophages. Life Sciences. 1998; 62(6):541-46.
8. Renis HE. Inactivation of Myxoviruses by Calcium Elenolate. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 1975; 8(2):194-99.
9. Renis HE. In Vitro Antiviral Activity of Calcium Elenolate. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 1969, pps. 167-72.
10. Elliott GA, Buthala DA, DeYoung EN. Preliminary Safety Studies with Calcium Elenolate, an Antiviral Agent. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 1969: pps. 173-76.
The Benefits of Silver
Nanotechnology has rendered silver into an exceedingly powerful tool destined to be one of the most commonly used minerals in the health industry, communications industry, sanitation industry, energy industry, alternative power industry, environmental management industry among many others.
The reason for this wide-spread application is because of nanotechnology’s influence upon silver’s well-established (A) biological catalytic activity which may excite higher life forms into maximal states of immune function when the silver is in an oligodynamic state,1, 2, 3, 4* and (B) its physical characteristics which establishes that it possesses the greatest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals while possessing the lowest contact resistance.5
While there's no argument that colloidal silver is the world’s most powerful natural antibacterial and antifungal agent, the ability of colloidal silver to protect against viral pathogens has, until recently, not been fully embraced by the medical community.
Fortunately, startling new medical research reveals that silver may well be your #1 defense against viruses as well. Here’s what the medical evidence demonstrates…
|Safe, Natural, Highly Anti-Viral
In spite of the fact that it has not yet been fully embraced by the medical community as an anti-viral agent, nevertheless, safe, natural mineral silver, in a variety of forms, including colloidal silver, has nearly three decades worth of solid medical research behind it, demonstrating its powerful anti-viral qualities.
Indeed, newer clinical laboratory research demonstrates that silver is so powerfully effective against viruses, it even stops the deadly HIV (i.e., the AIDs virus) from infecting human cells. And older research dating back to the 1980’s demonstrates that silver can stop numerous types of viruses from replicating, simply by bonding to them.
In fact, silver altogether decimates many viruses, simply by being in close contact with them.
|Tiny Nano-Particles are the Key
Medical science has now demonstrated that tiny silver nano-particles are absolutely deadly against many forms of viral pathogens.
The key, as you’ll discover throughout this report, is in the size of the silver particles.
They must be very small silver micro-particles – i.e., what is more commonly known as “nanosilver” – in order to exhibit such powerful anti-viral qualities.
In this special report, you’ll discover some of the most convincing medical evidence demonstrating that nano-scale sized silver particles – which is to say, very small particles of silver measured in nanometers (nm) – are the single-most effective all-natural anti-viral substances on the face of the earth.
|Colloidal Silver to the Rescue
What’s more, you’ll come to understand why colloidal silver – the popular nutritional supplement known as the world’s most powerful natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent – is very likely your #1 best bet for all-natural, non-drug protection against potentially deadly viral agents, too, as long as it contains tiny, nano-scale sized silver particles.
Finally, you’ll also learn the 7 critical steps you must take now in order to keep yourself and your family protected against viral infections of all kinds. And you’ll learn how to be fully prepared in case the global flu pandemic – or some other nasty mutant hybrid viral pathogen – rear its ugly head in your area.
But first, let’s start with the clear, factual growing body of medical evidence on behalf of the powerful antiviral qualities of safe, natural silver.
|The Famous HIV Study
In June 2005, the prestigious journal Nanobiotechnology published a ten page study that rocked medical science.
The study was the result of seven scientists’ exploration into the virus inhibiting qualities of nanosilver – very tiny, invisible particles of silver measured in nanometers. (A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, or one-ten thousandth of a hair’s breadth.)
What the study demonstrated is that these tiny nano-scale particles of silver were able to inhibit HIV-1 (i.e., the AIDS virus) from binding to host cells, in vitro.
What this means is that in the test tube, when the researchers placed the AIDS virus alongside human cells in a medium that would normally allow the virus to bind with the cell (and thus cause viral infection), the introduction of tiny nano-particles of silver into the medium prevented the binding from taking place.
In other words, the silver particles stopped the infection from taking place.
The study abstract reads as follows:
“The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses.
In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1-10 nm attached to the virus.
The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs.
Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro.”
While silver’s well-known toxicity to a wide range of bacterial and fungal pathogens has been thoroughly documented in previous research by many leading research facilities, this study takes the previous research to a whole new level.
For the first time, the long-proven antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles were applied to a highly infectious form of virus with no known cure. And the interaction between the metallic particles, the virus and the cells were studied.
The scientists tested a variety of particle sizes. And they also tested the idea of coating the tiny silver particles with several different surface chemistries including a “foamy carbon matrix,” a polymer and a protein molecule. The goal was to determine if any of these substances would help stabilize the silver particles and aid the silver’s anticipated reaction with the virus.
What they discovered, however, is that only the ‘free surface’ silver nanoparticles in the range of 1 to 10 nanometers interacted with the HIV-1 cells.
|Silver Nanoparticles Rule!
This basically means the silver needed no help from the other substances. In fact, anything added to the basic silver nanoparticle served only to prevent the metal’s interaction with the viral microorganism!
What’s more, according to the study, only the very smallest silver particles inactivated the virus’ ability to bond with the host cells. Larger particles did not.
Ultimately the study found that the tiny silver nanoparticles no larger than 10 nm were able to bond to the deadly viral microorganisms and prevented the virus from bonding with the host cell. No bonding to host cell, no viral infection!
|Colloidal Silver Beats the Smallpox Virus
But HIV is not the only virus silver has been demonstrated to be effective against.
In a study published in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal back in September 1992, it was found that that several different preparations of colloidal silver showed amazing efficacy against the smallpox virus.
Two medical colloidal silver preparations were used, one called Collargol, and one called Protargol. The latter was apparently a diluted preparation.
The study showed a 700 times reduction in the concentration of viral particles when Protargol was applied, and a whopping 11,000 times reduction in viral particles when the more highly concentrated Collargol was applied.
|Silver Inactivates Herpes Simplex Type I and II Viruses
Going back even further, a study conducted in 1972 at Department of Microbiology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan demonstrated that the Herpes Simplex Virus types I and II were totally inactivated by low concentrations of silver nitrate, which is a more caustic, chemical form of silver.
According to the study, silver nitrate caused so much damage to the viruses, they simply could no longer cause infection.
|EPA Approves Use of Colloidal Silver
Spray Disinfectant that Kills Viruses on Surfaces
Moving forward to recent years, even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now approved silver for certain antiviral purposes.
As reported by the Silver Institute (a group which keeps silver investors appraised of all of the new uses for silver in business and industry), the EPA has recently approved the use of a product called Axen30, a liquid spray disinfectant similar to colloidal silver, for use in child day-care centers, preschools, schools, gymnasiums and children's activity centers.
Axen30 is a dilute formula consisting of 30 ppm silver used as a spray disinfectant. But here's the interesting part:
The EPA-approved advertising claims for Axen30 include a 30-second kill time and a 24-hour residual kill time on standard indicator bacteria, a two-minute kill time on the resistant bacteria MRSE and VRE, a 10-minute kill time on fungi, a 30-second kill time on HIV Type I, and a 10-minute kill time on other viruses.
Now that’s amazing – a proven 30-second kill time against HIV (i.e., Human Immunodeficiency Virus, aka the AIDS virus), and a ten minute kill time against other viruses!
|Silver Compound in Countertops Eliminates SARS Virus
One of the most feared viruses now being studied by scientists is the SARS coronavirus – a upper respiratory virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, leading to death in a large preponderance of cases.
It has been found that while SARS spreads through the usual routes, such as the airborne route caused by coughing and sneezing. But a large percentage of infections by this virus are caused when the virus simply lands on a countertop and sits there, awaiting someone to come by and touch that countertop, then touch the virus to their eyes, ears, nose or mouth.
Perstorp, a Swedish manufacturing company based in Italy, manufactures a special polymer from which countertops are made. What makes the Perstorp countertop unique is that extremely tiny nanosilver particles are impregnated into the polymer.
Upon human contact, the nanosilver-impregnated polymer begins emitting silver ions. This unique silver ion-emitting polymer was developed for use with products such as toilet seats, door knobs, and other common contact surfaces.
According to news reports, the compound was successfully tested by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control against SARS, which has a particular interest in public safety due to the numerous SARS virus outbreaks of the past few years in China.
Zhang Panhe, professor at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in China, recently stated, “We tested the compound against a four-hour, eight-hour, and 24-hour exposure period and found no surviving SARS virus upon 24 hours of exposure to the polymer...”
In other words, when the polymer was purposely contaminated by the SARS virus, it began killing the virus within four hours, and had killed all SARS viruses on the surface within 24 hours.
This special silver-impregnated polymer is now in use in many hospitals, laboratories and medical research facilities throughout China.
What’s more, many variants of silver-impregnated polymers are being used in similar medical-related facilities around the world, in order to help stop the spread of potentially deadly bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.
|Monkeypox Virus Inhibited by Silver Nanoparticles
Even some of the most exotic viruses have been demonstrated to be sensitive to silver.
According to a study published in volume 3, number 4, April 2008 edition of Nanoscale Research Letters, very small silver particles (10 nm in size) significantly inhibited the infectivity of the Monkeypox virus.
The study was conducted in conjunction with the Applied Biotechnology Branch, Human Effectiveness Directorate of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
The study’s authors concluded, “These results demonstrate that silver-based nanoparticles of approximately 10 nm inhibit Monkey Pox Virus infection in vitro, supporting their potential use as an anti-viral therapeutic.”
According to Wikipedia.com, monkey pox virus is usually transmitted to humans from rodents, pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite. Its symptoms can be difficult to distinguish clinically from smallpox (to which it is closely related) and chickenpox (to which it is not related).
You may remember news headlines back in 2003 regarding an outbreak of monkey pox virus in the U.S. midwest, among owners of pet prairie dogs.
What this demonstrates is that very tiny micro-particles of silver, known as nanosilver, are even effective against exotic viruses such as those coming from animals! If that doesn’t put you in mind of the recent “Swine Flu” scare, in which the infectious agent was shown to be a hybrid of swine, bird and human viral parts, I don’t know what will.
|Silver Prevents Replication of Hepatitis B Virus
In a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Hong Kong, it was demonstrated in vitro (i.e., in the test tube) that very tiny silver particles have the ability to interact with viral DNA in such a way as to prevent replication, whether the virus was inside the host cells (i.e., inside human cells, where viruses would normally replicate) or outside the host cells.
This is especially important, because it implies that silver can not only prevent viruses from infecting cells, but can also stop cells that are already virally infected from spreading the infection.
According to a research abstract from the University of Hong Kong, the scientists examining the action of silver particles on the Hepatitis B virus “hypothesize that the direct interaction between these nanoparticles and HBV double-stranded DNA or viral particles is responsible for their antiviral mechanism.”
The scientists point out that this only demonstrates the effectiveness of very tiny silver particles against the HBV (i.e., hepatitis B virus), and not necessarily other viruses. Nevertheless, once again we have a study demonstrating conclusively that very tiny particles of silver have the ability to interfere with viruses, preventing them from interacting with human cells and causing infections.
According to a news article about this study, the researchers discovered that
“…ultra-tiny silver particles could reduce the extracellular DNA formation of HBVs by over 50 percent, and could check their intracellular RNA formation, too.
'Silver nano-particles have special properties such as larger active surface and porosity so that they can easily bind with small molecules,' China's XINHUA news agency quoted Lu as saying, referring to a hypothetical explanation they had put forward on the new antiviral mechanism.
'The finding provides a new direction for developing new anti-HBV drugs, with nano-particles used as drug carrier to enhance the antiviral efficacy while minimizing the undesirable side effects,' Lu told a press conference Monday.
The young researcher said there are currently only two kinds of drugs approved for treating chronic HBV infection, namely immunomodulators and nucleoside analogues. But their uses are affected by side effects and drug-resistant mutations.
Hepatitis B is one of the worst killers as it chronically infects over 400 million people worldwide, with certain developing countries and regions hit hardest.
Lu said silver nano-particles have an additional distinct advantage. It is unlikely that HBV can become resistant to silver nano-particles because the interaction is determined by the physiochemical properties of the tiny particles."
|Is Colloidal Silver the “Final Solution” to the Coming Viral Plagues?
Finally, two highly respected researchers, Dr Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors, believe colloidal silver is the answer to many forms of viral infections, including serious upper respiratory viral infections such as flu pandemics.
They point out in their article titled A Promising Cure for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? that, “the collective authoritative medical literature has documented efficacy of silver's virotoxicity against over 24 viruses.”
What’s more, the authors state that the 200-plus viral strains known to cause upper respiratory tract infections, including most flu viruses, will also most likely succumb to the powerful antiviral qualities of very small particles of “oligodynamic silver" (i.e., a medical reference to silver being extremely powerful even in small quantities).
In fact, the authors point out that silver is likely going to be the answer to any future global viral pandemic, stating “A broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that really works is needed to combat over 200 viruses that cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Undoubtedly oligodynamic silver fits this bill...Emerging medical studies confirm the stellar, broad-spectrum virotoxic efficacy of oligodynamic silver both in vitro and in vivo.”
Indeed, the authors state, not only has silver been demonstrated to decimate many of the viruses associated with deadly viral flu infections, but it has also been proven to decimate most of the well-known bacterial pathogens that cause serious secondary infections during a viral infection, including the following:
- Streptococcus pneumonia
- Corynebacterium diphtheriae
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Bordetella pertussis
- Mycobacterium (Tuberculosis)
- Inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Spring Catarrh
It is these secondary bacterial infections that often kill the infected individual, once the flu virus has sufficiently weakened the body.
But colloidal silver’s powerful, broad-spectrum anti-pathogen qualities covers such a wide range of pathogens you can easily see why the report’s authors – both respected medical doctors – refer to it as “the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues.”
|Experts Now Recommending Colloidal Silver
for flu and Other Viral Pathogens
In spite of an FDA crackdown on companies touting colloidal silver as a Swine Flu preventive and remedy, a number of high-profile medical researchers and related experts have been recommending colloidal silver as a first-line of defense against the Swine Flu and other viral pandemics.
These include Dr Eric Gordon, MD, Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, Dr. Sherry Tenpenny, DO, Major General Albert "Bert" N. Stubblebine III (former commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command), Dr. Rima E. Laibow, MD, Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, Dr Rebecca Carley (the vaccine expert) and many others.
Even Pravda, the top newspaper in Russia, recently recommended colloidal silver for the Swine Flu, stating:
“The best defense against swine flu, or any flu, is the age old remedy of colloidal silver. The metal silver in its colloidal state can be safely consumed and used in the body. Bacteria and viruses cannot develop resistance to colloidal silver. Silver disables a vital enzyme and mechanism in all bacteria and pathogens so that they cannot survive. It is good to take a few teaspoons of colloidal silver daily to maintain health. More colloidal silver should be taken if experiencing illness.”
|Dr. Gordon Pedersen Recommends Colloidal Silver
Dr. Gordon Pedersen, Ph.D., an expert in toxicology and virology who writes for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is Director of the Institute of Alternative Medicine, has recently joined the ranks of those advocating for colloidal silver usage in the face of coming viral pandemics.
In his new article, “Swine Flu Influenza Type A/H1N1 Protection for Health Care Practitioners and Their Patients,” published in the Anti-Aging News Journal, he repeatedly recommends silver to stop not only the hybrid virus itself, but also the secondary bacterial infections that cause diseases such as pneumonia, which set in after the body has been weakened by the virus.
(As noted earlier, it is often the secondary bacterial infections that seriously disable or even kill the patient, rather than the virus itself which often only weakens the patient allowing other more opportunistic pathogens to move in and take hold.)
Here is a brief example of what Dr. Pedersen has to say about using Silver Sol (a colloidal silver solution) against the Swine Flu and other Influenza type A viruses, as well as the secondary infections that accompany them:
“Influenza viruses are the respiratory viruses of greatest public health importance, particularly Influenza A. Every year 36,000 people die from Influenza making it the 6th leading cause of death in America…
…Silver Sol provides proven prevention and treatment against viral and bacterial infections, while there is nothing else with such broad spectrum benefits. In addition, Silver Sol can be safely taken every day for prevention where it has been shown to provide protection against the very dangerous Bird flu H5N1…”
|New Study Reviews The Antiviral Qualities of Colloidal Silver
A recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, titled "Viral Pathogens and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Oligodynamic Ag1 for Direct Immune Intervention," further underscores the medical evidence for the powerful antiviral qualities of colloidal silver. As the study points out:
Medical literature shows that a variety of viruses have been successfully treated with silver-based drugs. However, ‘silver salts’ and/or inferior silver preparations lack the bio-availability, active silver content and safety needed to be effective.
State-of-the-art, electrolytically produced ‘oligodynamic’ Ag1, however, offers distinct advantages and versatility of use over older and cruder formulations. Possessing much smaller, subnanometer-sized particles, greater electrical potential and lower concentrations, it is more bio-available than other formulations.
Efficacy against the SARS-related coronavirus, for example, may be enhanced when nebulized Ag1 is inhaled. This should achieve swift reduction of viral loads, especially in the early stages. Moreover, there is no known toxicity for Oligodynamic Ag1 in humans. The only known mechanism of resistance also appears to play no role notwithstanding the mutability of the coronavirus. Therefore no functional barrier to the virotoxic effects of oligodynamic Ag1 may be expected regardless of the rapidity or variety of mutations.
What the study explains, in a nutshell, is that while silver-based preparations have long been known to have antiviral qualities, the most effective of them all are preparations that feature very small, subnanomenter-sized silver particles that are highly electrically charged. The study concludes that when you have silver particles that are both super-small and highly electrically charged, even rapidly mutating viral pathogens are susceptible to them!
|And Even Another New Study Reveals The
Antiviral Qualities of Small Particles of Silver
In another recent study, this one published in the prestigious Journal of Nanobiotechnology, and titled, "Silver nanoparticles are broad-spectrum bactericidal and virucidal compounds," researchers from Winston-Salem State University, in Winston Salem, NC, reiterate the fact that very tiny particles of silver have been demonstrated to be highly antiviral. The researchers wrote:
"The efficacy of AgNPs (i.e, silver nanoparticles) against HIV-1 [i.e., the AIDS virus -- ED] has been reported by many laboratories including ours.
It has been shown that AgNPs have got anti-HIV-1 activity and can help the host immune system against HIV-1.
This has laid ground for the development of new, potent antiviral drugs capable of preventing HIV infection and controlling virus replication. Recently, it has been demonstrated that AgNPs function as broad-spectrum virucidal and bactericidal agents, and in addition, increase wound healing.
...Interactions between viral biomolecules and silver nanoparticles suggest that the use of nanosystems may contribute importantly for the enhancement of current prevention of infection and antiviral therapies.
Recently, it has been suggested that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) bind with external membrane of lipid enveloped virus to prevent the infection. Nevertheless, the interaction of AgNPs with viruses is a largely unexplored field. AgNPs has been studied particularly on HIV where it was demonstrated the mechanism of antiviral action of the nanoparticles as well as the inhibition the transmission of HIV-1 infection in human cervix organ culture.
This review discusses recent advances in the understanding of the biocidal mechanisms of action of silver Nanoparticles."
In short, clinical research studies such as this demonstrate that even the dreaded AIDS virus appears to be no match for tiny particles of silver. Researchers continue looking to find the best ways possible to deliver the tiny particles of silver to the body, for maximum effectiveness!
|British Research Demonstrates Tiny Silver Particles Kill Stomach Viruses!
In one of the oddest stories of the last few years, it turns out that British researchers are also looking into the antiviral qualities of very small particles of silver. According to the British newspaper, The Telegraph, British scientists working in tandem with international drug-makers Janssen and Johnson & Johnson have discovered a way to incorporate tiny silver nanoparticles into intestinal bacteria, creating a new silver-based drug that can wipe out food poisoning viruses such as the dreaded rotavirus, and perhaps even flu and cold viruses as well.
The popular British newspaper states: “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.”
The news article goes on to state that in addition to fighting food-poisoning viruses such as the norovirus (now responsible for record numbers of potentially life-threatening food-poisoning cases worldwide) this strange new silver-based product could also be “incorporated into a nasal spray, water filters and hand washes to prevent viruses from being spread.”
|The Nano-Particle Difference:
Good News and Bad News
As you’ve seen throughout this report, silver is without a doubt one of the single-greatest natural antiviral agents on the face of the earth. And its broad-spectrum antibacterial qualities are indisputable.
However, the size of the silver particles is one of the most important factors in the ability of silver to disable, or even decimate, such a broad spectrum of viruses.
Indeed, most of these studies have demonstrated one simple fact: the smaller the silver particles are, the better they work, with silver particles of 10 nanometers (nm) or less in size being the most effective against viruses.
The truly good news is that colloidal silver products containing silver particles of that size – known as micro-particle silver, or nanosilver, for short – are readily available in health food stores and through online vendors.
However, the bad news is that these products are frequently very costly, due to the uniquely small characteristics of the silver particles they contain when compared to conventional brands of colloidal.
In fact, a tiny four-ounce bottle of true nanosilver can cost as much as $25 to $35 depending upon the brand, and the size and quality of the silver particles it contains.
The problem is this: four ounces is only about enough colloidal silver for three or four days worth of treatment for a single person with a severe viral infection – not nearly enough should a serious viral assault strike home. After three or four days, you’d have to get another costly bottle, and perhaps another, and another, depending upon the size of your family and the number of people infected.
Meanwhile, in a pandemic situation, everybody else will be making a mad dash to their nearest health food store for nanosilver, also. And within days, shelves will easily be stripped bare. So even if you can afford it, you might not be able to get enough nano-scale colloidal silver to do yourself and your family any good.
stock up now!