FOOD POISONING – Case Study

Caveat – bear in mind that the results are anecdotal, sample size of one, and may have been affected by the placebo effect. However…

13.00hrs Friday July 4th 2014 – Consumed hot chicken salad in the work canteen and noticed that the chicken seemed very uncooked. Ate it anyway. (You tend to do that, if you are good at making CS).

22.50hrs Friday July 4th 2014 – Severe stomach pains. Assumed chicken was the cause, drank 200 mls CS (all CS doses were 20 ppm Cinnamon-reduced). Went to sleep.

06.30hrs Saturday July 5th 2014 – Stomach pain only slightly reduced, drank another 200 mls, went to work. Three other colleagues were off work sick with a stomach bug. Same pain during the day, no diarrhoea or vomiting, didn’t feel like eating much and went home normal time. 19.00 hrs ate a normal meal. Drank a litre of plain water during the day (Should have been more). Another 200 mls CS mid-morning.

08.00hrs Sunday July 6th 2014 – Stomach pain now diminishing rapidly, and felt to be much lower down the intestine. One stool passed, normal consistency. Only medically-interesting incident was that urine was very dark yellow and seemed cloudy. Kept up the higher-than-normal intake of water. Other urinations were normal in amount and colour, but more in frequency due to higher water consumption.

Monday 7th july 2014 – no symptoms, one colleague still off work today.

 

No sickness, no diarrhoea (at all). I normally take the CS much earlier (when I notice any stomach pain) in which case the pain and symptoms normally disappear within an hour. Not a bad result. I take at least 2 x 500ml bottles of CS on holiday with me for this purpose.

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Factors Affecting Turbidity in Sugar-Reduced CS

I had noticed some time ago, that a few of my production batches of sugar-reduced CS were slightly turbid. Some were not; bizarrely the clearest and most perfect lack of turbidity came from the two batches I made using water that was less-than-optimum (to say the least) that is, the rainwater batch (30 ppm) and the dehumidifier water batch (20 ppm). The absolute crystal clarity of these two batches, made casually and without much thought, lead me to this experiment.

I am making successive batches, all aiming for 20 ppm, with small electrodes (to start with) and a CC of 9 mA. in a DW volume of 350 mls. I am changing the amount of syrup, the drops of Sodium Hydroxide (readers should substitute Sodium Carbonate if desired for greater safety) and the heat used in the manufacture of each batch. I shall comment on the turbidity or otherwise of each finished batch. I hope that I shall find only one significant variable, but I wish to document all batches. Others may comment as desired on suggested combinations.

Temp                                  NaOH 1M drops             Drops of Syrup            Turbidity

Control (Heat/No Syrup)             2                                       0                         Clear

Ambient < T < 60 C                      2                                       1                          V. Clear

70 Deg C                                         4                                        1                          Almost None (Product was already yellow from heat)

Ambient (cold)                              4                                   (trace)                      Clear

70 Deg C (V large anode)             4                                        2                          Clear

70 Deg C (small anode)                1                                   (trace)                      Visibly turbid

I have come to the following conclusions:

1) The amount of syrup is almost irrelevant, even the smallest amount works. I cannot work out what is happening chemically, as this is not a logical conclusion; however it would appear that there is some form of catalytic reaction (?) but would welcome comments from others.

2) The best results come from adding sufficient electrolyte to bring the current into the CC zone. Fortunately, this also means the final strength can be accurately calculated (unless one is fortunate enough to possess a SilverTron).

3) It is better to add the syrup at the end of the run.

4) It is better to use heat as well as syrup/glucose/fructose. The heat does not have to be boiling, 70 Deg C is adequate, but should be sustained for a sufficient length of time to ensure full reduction.

5) Both syrup and Cinnulin do not require heat to work, if energy consumption/cost is a factor.

6) The best results were from the fifth run, but the fourth was virtually as good. I suspect the amperage, amount of syrup and production temperature are not critical factors.

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About Argyria

Reposted from the Colloidal Silver Forum

Argyria is the gray/blue discoloration of the skin caused by the ingestion of certain types of silver preparations. According to studies done with electron microscopes, the blue/gray color is the result of silver compounds within the cells. The silver compounds inside the cell have been determined to be silver sulfide (sulfur) and silver selenide (selenium).

The major types of silver are metallic or ionic.

Ionic silver means the silver exists as a soluble compound with other substances, like oxides, chlorides, nitrates, citrates, acetates, etc. In its ionic state, the silver has a positive electric charge because it has donated an electron to the other part of the compound. Not all silver compounds are soluble, and therefore are not ionic. Insoluble compounds are not ionic. Silver sulfide for example is a silver compound that is not water soluble and therefore not ionic in water.

Metallic silver is a cluster of individual silver atoms about 15 billionths of a meter in diameter, and carries no net electric charge because it has not given any electrons away. However, it has an effective negative charge because its electrons are on the surface of the atoms. Opposite electric charges attract to each other, while like electric charges repel.

This difference in electric charge is very important in understanding how argyria occurs. Human cells require certain ions for life, like sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium etc. Human cells carry a negative electric charge on their surface which attracts positively charged ions like sodium and potassium to their surface where they are ingested through special pores on the cell wall. Metallic silver particles are repelled by cell walls, so it is not possible for metallic silver to enter a cell and be trapped inside. Also, metallic silver particles are at least 50 times larger than an ion, and as such are far too large to enter through the cells’s pores.

Many purveyors of colloidal silver say that ionic silver cannot cause argyria because ions are the smallest size and cannot get ‘stuck’ within cells. The fallacy of this argument is that it assumes that the silver ion remains an ion, but this is untrue. Once inside the cell, the silver ions combine with sulfur inside the cell and become insoluble silver sulfide, or combine with selenium and become insoluble silver selenide. These silver compounds are very stable and there is no way for them to leave the cell.

So, ionic silver is attracted to cell walls, and will enter them the same way that the essential metal ions like sodium and potassium. Once inside, they chemically react with any sulfur or selenium in the cell and become insoluble. At that point they are stuck with no way out. As more silver becomes trapped, it begins to color the cell the characteristic blue/gray hue that Paul Karason is famous for.

Granted, it takes a long time and a lot of silver to make your skin turn blue. This is because most of the ionic silver is absorbed by the cells of a person’s internal organs long before it gets to the skin. However, it is cumulative, and builds up slowly. The first place it becomes visible is the whites of the eyes and the fingernails. Also, most of the silver which escapes being quickly absorbed by the cells of the digestive tract and liver will soon be converted to metallic silver by the glucose and other antioxidant chemicals in the blood. However, some remains as free ions circulating with the blood, and ends up in skin cells. It is the ionic silver which has been converted in the body to metallic which becomes effective against pathogens. This has been proved by electron microscope studies of metallic silver attacking bacteria.

Bacteria carry a positive electric charge, which is how they are able to enter and infect cells. This positive charge makes them attracted to metallic silver particles. When they come into contact, the difference in electric field between the two burns a hole in the cell wall of the bacteria, effectively killing it. Therefore, it would be wise to avoid ionic silver and use only metallic silver.

To tell whether your silver is metallic or ionic is very simple. Ionic silver is clear like plain water, and has a metallic taste. Metallic silver is yellow colored and is tasteless.

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The Difference Between .999 & .9999 Silver

A lot of people are a little bemused by the propensity for some CS manufacturing websites who say that they “Only Use .9999 Fine Silver” and how only the higher grade is any good. This is what Jason Hommel (a Silver Bullion dealer) has to say about the difference between .999 and .9999 fine Silver:

“Ah, here’s another little gem for the silver bugs.  There is no discernible difference between .999 silver and .9999 silver.  I finally have several sources that back up my statement.  First, in any melt bucket, all the impurities in the silver will rise to the top, and can be skimmed or blasted off of the top of the molten silver. But the melt bucket does not refine the silver, that’s done through electrolysis. It’s therefore the same process for .999 and .9999 silver.  The difference is only in the label and the marketing, in my expert, well researched opinion.  I have tested .999 silver on an x-ray fluorescence tester, and it reads out at .9999 fine.  I have asked several mints and refiners and industry experts all the same question, and they all say the same thing, they don’t know of any difference between .999 vs. .9999 silver, because of all the same reasons, because it’s all the same process, except for the final stamp at the end of the line.  Maybe .9999 silver is more fraudulent, because they are overselling their product?  Maybe .9999 silver becomes .999 silver if you contaminate it with a thumbprint?  But the melt bucket does not care or distinguish between 999 silver vs. 9999.  I am open to the possibility that I’m wrong, but so far, I have not seen any measurable difference between 999 vs 9999 labelled silver.”

http://silverstockreport.com/2013/silver-market-facts.html

DON’T BOTHER buying .9999 fine Silver for your Anodes. Use .999 fine; it’s perfectly good. There are more impurities in the Distilled Water than the difference between the two grades of metal.

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The Prepper Notes

A growing number of people consider that “Prepping” (as Americans put it) is an advisable policy; preparing beforehand for some foreseeable but hopefully-unlikely disaster, so that one’s family can survive that disaster in reasonable shape. Even the British government, not known since WWII for its’ caring attitude to the man in the street, advises us to have two weeks’ worth of food and money in the home.

As it is likely that a Government would be under some pressure to bring back a civilised way of life in a reasonably short time, a family would need to be able to endure a true “Survival Phase” of maybe two weeks or so, but there would then be a phase of a few months, which we might refer to as the “Aftermath Phase” where everyone gets back to their normal state…

…of being kept in the metaphorical dark by TPTB and fed on Panem et Circenses by the government.

Whether this would involve TPTB hoping for a thinning-out of so-called useless eaters, I do not know, but anyone who reads this forum and blog does not come into that category. Everyone has their favorite list of facilities, preparations and contents for their bug-out bag, but while I’m not actually going into any lists here (there’s plenty on the Internet), I would hope that everyone would have a CS-making kit with them for the “Aftermath Phase”, when disease may be an issue.

Waterborne disease is always going to be a problem if the mains water supply is not available. Most flooding events in the UK have also involved the sewerage system lifting the manholes in the road, causing raw sewage to mix with surface water, contaminating all water sources which are not sealed from the environment.

So, you’ve got your battery powered CS generating gear. I am deeply grateful that mine’s a SilverTron:

SilverTron Store

although a CST4 battery-powered CS generator from GoodVitality would do:

GoodVitality CST4 CS-Making Machine

and you could make your own very basic version, from the instructions here:

Kephra’s Articles – CS Production Part II

You will certainly have your pure Silver electrode(s). They will be .999 fine; DON’T bother paying for .9999 fine; and some 9V PP3 batteries. You will have a small quantity of cinnamon powder, a bottle of Vodka (good for trading or fire-lighting as well as making cinnamon tincture), a bottle of Sodium Hydroxide or Sodium Carbonate and a bottle of Karo Corn Syrup (USA/CAN) or Golden Syrup (UK).

Excellent; now all we need is some unpolluted, clean distilled water in a sealed container…

Um; perhaps I could distill my own water. Now where is my mains distiller? I’ll just plug it in…

How about that bottle of dehydrated water that Mr Snake-oil sold me; he said it only needed to be rehydrated with some distilled …

Damn.

All the answers boil down (excuse the pun) to a supply of water clean enough to use for CS-making. I came to this conclusion a while ago, and made sure that I always keep 250 litres of distilled water on hand in my home. It is very expensive bottled water if used for drinking, but I don’t think I would care, if the time came. It will last me and my wife for about four weeks if we had nothing else, and could be used straight out of the sealed plastic bins to make any version of CS. However, suppose we didn’t have this?

Most homes have a water-tank, but this is “contaminated” with chlorine, so although it can be used for drinking-water, it cannot be used for making CS. I can see at least three other sources of reasonably good water in or around my home, that are fairly pure without needing to be distilled, and which are not likely to be badly contaminated. My rainwater butts collect rainwater from my roof, and the dust (and any radio-active particles) settle out in the first water-butt. The overflow goes into the second water-butt, and this would be perfectly good for drinking-water, straight from the water-butt tap. Better, but available in smaller volumes, melted ice from the freezer would puddle in the bottom of the cabinet if the mains failed. Even better still, my dehumidifiers collect water that is almost distilled-quality, condensed from water vapour in the air. (Homes in the USA might consider collecting the distillate from any air-conditioners, allowing any overflow to run away to the drain. This water is made by the same process as a dehumidifier, and would be of an equivalent purity if kept in a covered tank).

Could these be used for making CS? If it is possible, the end-product would be self-sterilising.

I took 350 mls of rainwater and 350 mls of condensate from my dehumidifier. I tested the water samples with a TDS meter and the rainwater came out at 28 uS, the dehumidifier water tested at 8 uS. I thought this would be too high for use as CS feedwater, and was quite disappointed by the dehumidifier sample. As a dehumidifier makes water by condensing water vapour, I had hoped for a better TDS result.

However, I hooked up the CS machine to make sugar-reduced hot CS (perhaps you will allow the use of hot water for the purpose of this experiment). After electrolysing the dehumidifier water for approximately 11 minutes and the rainwater for about 15 minutes at about 10 mA (I let the rainwater overcook a bit), I took a wooden stirrer (from Starbucks) with a faint smear of Golden Syrup on the end, and immersed it into the hot water.

The rainwater was a bit over-cooked, around 30 ppm, but the colour of both samples was perfect, with zero turbidity and crystal clear deep yellow (for the dehumidifier water) and light brown (for the rainwater).

I MUST STRESS that this is an emergency technique for use when distilled or de-ionised water is not available. You should ALWAYS use distilled or de-ionised water when it is obtainable. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the results, which I will use with confidence.

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The Historical Use of Silver Salts and Colloidal Silver

NOTES ON THE HISTORICAL USE OF SILVER COLLOIDS AND SALTS BEFORE WWII

These notes are paraphrased from a pre-WWII copy of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Blumgarten, pub 1935, 6th Edition.

I have only altered terminology to make it clear what they were saying to a lay audience, I have NOT altered any dosages. EXTREME CAUTION should be used in experimenting with any of these notes in a practical way; remember that the science of Medicine was almost in the stone age in 1935, (and some would say that parts of it still is). However, doctors were freer to experiment, and less likely to be sued, so information tended to be recorded if it was possibly of use in treating patients; but they knew very little compared with the vast body of clinical knowledge accumulated since.

This was especially the case with the medical knowledge obtained during WWII by both the US, UK and the Germans. If you have had a piece of intestine removed due to traumatic injury, the doctor only knew how much he could cut away due to the experience obtained during WWII. There were also heart surgeons in the US Army 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, who, because they had no option but to try to operate on soldiers shot in the chest, even removed bullets from the ventricles of living hearts, with some success!

soldier

The death camps, particularly, added a unique and valuable resource which can never be repeated, especially with regard to the use of Vitamins in high dosages. For that, we must have the most profound respect for the terrible involuntary sacrifice made by the concentration camp inmates.

The information below is given strictly for the purpose of curiosity. Please add other information if you find any from other sources. [Blogger’s notes are in square brackets].

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Page 65 – 68:
Colloidal Silver is mentioned here in some detail. The form used is described as “mild Silver protein” and are considered to be mild antiseptics and germicides, used for irrigation, and “locally” [externally] and on mucous membranes of the nose, throat, eyes and genito-urinary tract as antiseptics. They are all said to be especially effective against gonorrhoea. The concentrations given range from 5 % to 50 % [and as such are almost guaranteed to give some degree of Argyria if used internally or on internal mucous membranes]. There are a number of versions described, and most are said to be “soothing and not irritating to the tissues”. Other versions are described as Silver Oxide, Iodide and suspended in albumin, proteins [unspecified] and gelatin. None of the descriptions give details of manufacture. Some of the more interesting descriptions are given below, together with their proprietary names.

Argyrol is described as a mixture of Silver Oxide and protein, in percentages between 20 % – 25 % of Silver, re-diluted to make a 10 % – 25 % solution, and it is stated that it stains linen dark brown.

Argyn: “A colloidal compound of Silver Oxide and albumin, containing 20 – 30 % of Silver”.

Cargentos: This is said to be a 50 % albuminous solution of Silver with casein. It is “used as an antiseptic, in the form of tablets, vaginal tampons, dusting powder, ointment or suppositories”.

Neosilvol: [For some reason, the previous owner of my copy of this book has put a pencil tick by this name. I can only guess that she must have used this particular product successfully, but I cannot be sure, of course]. It is said to be a colloidal combination of 20 % Silver Iodide and a protein, re-diluted the same way as Argyrol [10 % – 25 % solution].

Collene: This is tantalisingly described as a colloidal Silver salt in permanent suspension. It is not irritating and does not discolour the skin. It is used “in full strength” [unspecified].

Collargol: This is described as 78 % – 85 % Silver [It must have looked a bit like Mercury! – or more likely a deep brown colour] and it is stressed in the book that this contains a larger proportion of metallic silver and less of Silver combined with protein. It is described as a solution of very finely divided Silver in albumin, containing about 85 % Silver. The book states three times that this product is often given by direct injection into the blood [intravenously] as an antiseptic and also used locally [externally]. The dosage for intravenous use is given as being between 1:500 to ½ % solution, for use against sepsis. [This would seem to equate to between 1560 – 1700 ppm up to 3900 – 4250 ppm, which is impossible with our electrolytic methods, and again also very likely to cause Argyria, although a bit less likely than with an equivalent concentration of IS]. There is also a mention of the product being given by mouth at a dosage of 0.06 gm [1 grain or about three drops. I have heard of this product or something very similar being used intravenously for the treatment of Cholera and Typhoid during WWI]. This product was also given in the form of suppositories, pessaries and as a dusting powder.

Collargol Ointment: described as 15 % Collargol in an unspecified ointment base, rubbed into the skin in cases of mastitis.

Page 95:
In the event of poisoning by Silver Nitrate, the suggested treatment was to wash out the stomach and give Sodium Chloride as an antidote [turning the Silver salt into Silver Chloride]. It notes that a symptom of Silver Nitrate poisoning is a burning pain in the mouth, with the lining of the mouth being covered in a greyish-white membrane.

It states that Silver has been used for centuries, esp by the “Arabians” [sic] for use against nervous diseases. Silver was associated with the Moon, hence the other common name for Silver Nitrate, Lunar Caustic.

Silver Nitrate is used to “check excessive granulation tissue and to contract the mucous membranes of the eye, nose and mouth when they are inflamed. The salts of silver are particularly valuable in the treatment of gonorrhoeal infections. They destroy the gonococci, the bacteria which cause the disease”.

Argyria is mentioned, and described as “Chronic Silver Poisoning” caused by prolonged use of Silver salts. It comments that Potassium Iodide is given to relieve the condition, “but it is not very effective, however”.

Page 96:
Silver Nitrate is used in 1 – 2 % solutions in the eyes of infants to prevent gonorrhoeal opthalmia. For treatment of gonorrhoea, is it used in weaker solutions, between 1:10000 and 1:1000. Silver Nitrate is said to form an explosive compound with Tannic acid [so don’t mix it in your tea].

Reference is made to the use of Lunar Caustic on small sticks with Silver Nitrate like a match-head.

Silver Citrate is referred to as a non-irritating antiseptic, used in solutions of 1:4000 to 1:10000 for injections into the urethra and cavities [unknown definition of cavities].

Silver Lactate is used for disinfecting purposes in solutions of 1:100 to 1:2000 [external surfaces or the skin?]

Page 556:
A 1% solution of Argyrol is suggested for injection into the urinary tract as a urinary antiseptic for the treatment of gonorrhoea and cystitis. Also Silver Nitrate in dilutions of 1:1000 – 1:10000 solution for gonorrhoea.

Page 600:
Under Arsenic preparations given for the treatment of Syphilis, it mentions Silver Arsphenamine (Silver Salvarsan) as being better than Arsenic by itself, the dosage quoted is 0.1 – 0.3 grams dissolved in 5 c.c. of warm distilled water, given intravenously or intramuscularly into a deep muscle. There is a warning that overdose may cause poisonous symptoms such as Argyria and swelling.

There is also a note that the Jarish-Herxheimer reaction may occur due to the excessive release of dead spirochaete toxins, which may develop a day or two after injection. The symptoms given are:
1) A rash which becomes markedly reddened and “all the constitutional symptoms become markedly accelerated”.
2) Headache.
3) Nausea & vomiting.
4) There is a rise in temperature.
In the event of arsenic poisoning, it indicates that the antidote is Sodium Thiosulphate, given intravenously in doses of 0.6 – 1.0 gm.

[Blogger’s note: None of these dosages seem remotely practical or necessary with CS as we make it today. They also seem almost guaranteed to give rise to cases of Argyria. I particularly would avoid the use of Silver Nitrate, as in addition to the high risk of Argyria, the product can be very corrosive. The use of Silver Citrate, Iodide and Lactate as sterilising antiseptics for use on floors and kitchen surfaces is of some interest, but I would rather use CS reduced with fructose or glucose for this purpose. This is a collection of historical notes for preservation for the future, as we never know if the information may one day become useful, even if only as background information, but I WOULD NOT USE ANY OF THIS INFORMATION FOR LIVE MEDICAL USE. I also must re-iterate that I am not a doctor, nor do I suggest the use of any of this information as a treatment for any ailment or disease. If you are unwell, I would suggest that a medical professional, practised under modern medical training, is of more immediate use, and must suggest that you seek qualified professional medical advice if you feel unwell. Although the medical practitioners of yesteryear were undoubtedly doing their best, even the most casual reading of the Materia Medica cannot but give concerns as to how primitive the practise of medicine was in those days.]

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The “Old” Forum is back again…

The old forum is back again for those who wish to contribute to these websites, the most valuable two resources for CS and CG on this Planet (OK, I might be exaggerating a little).

http://forum.cgcsforum.com/index.php

This blog will run in tandem with the forum. There is a slightly different emphasis between the Blog and the Forum, but both are intended to be a teaching resource for the uses of Colloidal Silver and Colloidal Gold. The Blog address is similar;

http://blog.cgcsforum.com/

If you click a link within the Forum, it will re-direct to the Blog. To reach the correct part of the Forum, remove the “www” at the beginning of the Forum link and substitute “forum” (without the inverted commas). This will take you to the correct link. For example:

http://www.cgcsforum.com/index.php/topic,704.0.html

directs to the blog, but substituing the “forum” becomes;

http://forum.cgcsforum.com/index.php/topic,704.0.html

Which reaches the correct place.

 

 

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Using a Nebuliser to Administer Colloidal Silver

A number of users of CS have posted on the old forum about using a nebuliser to deliver CS directly into the lungs. For lung infections, this is an excellent way of delivering the CS directly to the place it is needed.

It was of particular use to those makers of clear IS who either didn’t know how to make metallic CS or who felt that IS was more effective, as the ionic content would not be turned into Silver Chloride in the stomach. If the illness is other than in the lungs, then it would be easier and far more effective to use metallic (capped) CS-C and take a higher dose is an easier way (orally). A nebuliser can only deliver 10 mls of CS in about twenty minutes.

However, for use with lung infections, a nebuliser is a very effective method of getting the Silver to where it can do most good. A nebuliser can be powered by ultrasonic means or by an air or oxygen jet. Naturally, the finer the mist, the better, as this enables the CS to reach the deepest part of the lungs. It is recommended to use sugar-or heat-reduced CS. Ionic Silver Oxide does work, but there is an unnecessary risk of Argyria is this form is used.

The use of a nebuliser is very definitely an experimental process; this is a cutting-edge use of CS and should be treated with considerable caution. I have used a nebuliser with CS, and there is no apparent effect on a healthy human BUT DO NOT ASSUME that the same would the case with a severely-ill individual. All the Internet comments stress that the Silver is getting straight into the deep and most heavily-infected part of the lungs of the sick individual, and the results can be spectacular in every way, both as to the effectiveness of the treatments and the possibility of very severe coughing fits that may occur.

A coughing fit that would cause no trouble to a healthy individual may be life-threatening to a person with very heavily-infected or damaged lungs. In every case where a person is breathing in a wheezing or laboured manner, or where a severe coughing fit might cause (or has caused) concern, a medically-trained or aware person should be present while a nebuliser is in use, and the volunteer patient should be giving fully-informed consent to the process. Particular care should be taken if the ill person is unable to sit up and lean forward to clear sputum or other fluids from their windpipe. The straining process during coughing may also lead to a person vomiting and there is a risk of inhalation of the vomitus. I would suggest that a nebuliser only be used while a person is able to sit up and get out of bed, at least for the first half-dozen sessions.

Having stressed the above, CS delivered by inhalation is reported to be so effective, even in the tiny doses that it is possible to deliver by this means, that I would certainly try it myself if I had a lung infection. I would also ensure that I took a large dose orally as well, simply because the infection would be best attacked from all directions.

I do know of people trying to use a humidifier as the volume of mist is far higher that an ultrasonic nebuliser, but I would be wary of using a humidifier to breathe the vapour in directly; it is possible that the amount of water may give rise to the same effect as pneumonia, i.e. too much liquid in the lungs. Direct inhalation is not the same as disinfecting a room with a humidifier. If an oxygen bottle is used to atomise the CS, then pure medical oxygen in excess of 20-30 psi gives the best results. Oxygen will also have a synergistic effect with the CS, as anaerobic bacteria will be destroyed by exposure to oxygen.

When using a nebuliser, start out with the finest mist possible. The mist should resemble wisps of vapour and cause a slight dampening of the area around the nose when used with a nebuliser mask. I would use about 10 mls per “dose”, and repeat the session several times per day, rather than keep refilling the nebuliser cup again and again. I would use about 10 mls up to four times a day, although I would welcome the input of others who have tried this protocol.

Inhalation of CS should NOT be the first time a person has ever taken CS. It is important to give CS orally first, to ensure that any Herxheimer effects are not too severe, and also to ensure that no allergic reaction takes place.

NEVER use anything except CS (or the prescribed medication) in a nebuliser. NEVER EVER use Ionic Silver salts in a nebuliser, (in the form of Silver Citrate, Nitrate, etc.) While I have used ISO (Ionic Silver Oxide) in a nebuliser, there is an unnecessary risk of Argyria. The other Silver salts (Nitrate etc.) are absolutely contra-indicated. They have no valid use internally, whatsoever.

http://www.silvermedicine.org/nebulizers.html

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Concern about Corn Syrup from GMO Corn

I had a gentleman voice concerns to me about using corn syrup to make colloidal silver because the corn may have been genetically modified. I think more and more people are rightfully waking up to the possible dangers of genetically modified foods, so others may have the same concerns.

Corn syrup is a mixture of two sugars, glucose and fructose. It also has a small amount of salt and vanilla flavoring. Corn syrup is made from corn starch. Starches are long chains of glucose molecules which are broken down into single sugar molecules during the processing.

A molecule of glucose or fructose is identical in all respects to any other molecule of glucose of fructose regardless of its source. Sugar molecules contain no genetic material, and any aberrant proteins resulting from the modified genes cannot be present in the sugar molecules. Therefore, there is no risk from using corn syrup derived from GMO corn.

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Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction

Anyone who experiments with Colloidal Silver for any length of time will need to understand the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (or Herxheimer reaction for short).

Silver is such an effective killer of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts, that a very seriously-ill person may suffer from a reaction to the release of toxins caused by the large-scale death of those pathogens. While this is a normal process and does not normally cause any issues noticeable to the person who is self-treating, sometimes the pathogen die-off is so severe that the person starts to feel more unwell than the initial discomfort experienced as a result of the disease.

When a person is taking CS for the first time, there may also be an effect from the die-off of the many millions of (normally-harmless) bacteria within the body. It is necessary to make a new user of CS aware of this effect, so that they understand that this is a normal part of the healing process, and do not mistakenly view it as being caused directly by the CS itself.

The Herxheimer Reaction is normally short-term and can be regarded as a form of detoxification by the body, and the body may experience symptoms similar to those of Influenza; mild-to-moderate fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills and nausea. The skin, being a known outlet for the disposal of poisons, may also show exaggerated blotches or itching.

It resembles the medical definition of sepsis (which is hardly surprising) and can also happen after a prescription of antibiotics, such as penicillin or tetracycline (again, hardly surprising).

Sources on the Internet state that the Herxheimer reaction is particularly common during the treatment of relapsing fever, syphilis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, brucellosistyphoid fever, and trichinosis; in particular, any disease involving spirochaete bacteria.

If this reaction is particularly severe, doctors may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin every four hours for a couple of days, or 60 mg of prednisone. Patients should be closely monitored for the potential collapse and shock. In extreme cases, meptazinol, may be prescribed.

The Herxheimer Reaction is a perfectly normal reaction that shows that the CS is destroying the pathogens. CS does not directly cause the Herxheimer reaction. Anyone who suffers from this effect should try to maintain the consumption of CS at a lower dose or stop for a few days and then re-start the dosage, as this is the curative, not causative agent. CS is not toxic, and it should be emphasised that most people never experience the Herxheimer reaction.

The single most effective “treatment” for the Herxheimer reaction is drinking water. All users of Colloidal Silver should maintain a high intake of fluids, and water in particular. If this reaction is experienced, then it is better to endure the detoxification process if possible, even if it has to be done in stages by reducing the intake (volume and frequency) of CS, as the body is successfully cleansing itself of the unwanted pathogens and this reaction is a sign that the parasitical load is particularly high in that individual.

Any really-serious symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties or coughing so severe that the person cannot “catch their breath” or significant swelling in the throat, should be given immediate medical attention.

http://www.silvermedicine.org/herxheimerreaction.html

http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/herxheimer.html

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