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Pathogenic Bacteria Evolve Faster Than Antibiotics Can Keep Up With: Should We Care?

It has recently been reported in the UK paper, The Guardian, that in the near future we will have to live in a world without antibiotics, due to the rapidity with which bacteria develop resistance to them.

The Guardian article reports on a findings by Professor Tim Walsh and his colleagues, last September.  Walsh reportedly discovered a gene, named “NDM 1”, which readily passes between a category of bacteria known as enterobacteriaceae.  This category includes E. Coli, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and other such bacterial charmers!  They will join MRSA as super resistant bugs.

The NDM 1 gene makes these bacteria resistant to most of today’s most powerful antibiotics.  On August 11th, 2010, the respected journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases asked, “is this the end of antibiotics”.  Lancet reported that not only is NDM 1 widespread in India, but it has arrived in the UK due to global travel and “medical tourism” (transplant, pregnancy care & cosmetic surgery.

Dr Livermore who is director of the antibiotic resistance monitoring and reference laboratory of the Health Protection Agency said, “a lot of modern medicine would become impossible if we lost our ability to treat infections“.  He was referring to transplant surgery where the patient is required to have their immune system suppressed so as not to reject the new organ.  No effective antibiotics would leave them vulnerable to opportunistic infections.

The rest of the article is quite pessimistic, painting a Darwinian battle of evolution between bacteria and humans, that we can’t possibly win (as we cannot evolve as fast).

The Guardian asks the question:

After antibiotics: what happens when the drugs don’t work?

The sad and bleak answers given by the Guardian are:

• Transplant surgery becomes virtually impossible. Organ recipients have to take immune-suppressing drugs for life to stop rejection of a new heart or kidney. Their immune systems cannot fight off life-threatening infections without antibiotics.

• Removing a burst appendix becomes a dangerous operation once again. Patients are routinely given antibiotics after surgery to prevent the wound becoming infected by bacteria. If bacteria get into the bloodstream, they can cause life-threatening septicaemia.

• Pneumonia becomes once more “the old man’s friend”. Antibiotics have stopped it being the mass-killer it once was, particularly among the old and frail, who would lapse into unconsciousness and often slip away in their sleep. Other diseases of old age, such as cancer, have taken over.

• Gonorrhea becomes hard to treat. Resistant strains are already on the rise. Without treatment, the sexually transmitted disease causes pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancies.

• Tuberculosis becomes incurable – first we had TB, then multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and now there is XDR-TB (extremely drug resistant TB). TB requires very long courses (six months or more) of antibiotics. The very human tendency to stop taking or forget to take the drugs has contributed to the spread of resistance.

Of course, nobody asks the question: what could we use in the place of antibiotics?  The article and the sources it quotes don’t even give a second thought that there might conceivably be another way.

It is little wonder really when the FDA is so enthusiastically trying to stamp out anything non pharmaceutical such as MMS and colloidal silver which could help.  Doctors who promote such alternatives (regardless of scientific evidence) risk losing their licence for suggesting it.  Companies promoting them risk being shut down if they make too many claims.

When penicillin was discovered, the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies took a huge step forward.  These days, penicillin is of very limited use.  All modern “wonder drugs” will eventually end up as I “wonder” what happened to them.  This is the law of evolution which we cannot keep up.  I am prevented by the FDA from telling you all that the advanced colloidal silver can do.  Suffice to say that if the alarmist warnings above are correct, then the medical establishment would be extremely negligent for not considering it (and other similar options like MMS).  As for bacteria mutating and evolving; for all Trekkies out there I would like to quote from Star Trek; “resistance is futile“.

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The Truth About The FDA And Colloidal Silver

I often get asked if the advanced colloidal silver is effective against this or that bacteria or virus.  However, the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) has banned Nutronix and its distributors (like me) from making claims about the effect of our advanced colloidal silver on any diseases.  This has nothing to do with evidence as there is stacks of it.  It is to do with protecting profits of the pharmaceutical companies.  To get accreditation from the FDA as a drug or antibiotic (therefore being able to make these claims) is ludicrously expensive.

Do the pharmaceutical companies mind paying these outragouse prices.

No, of course they don’t.  And the reason is, because it kills the competition stone dead (if only their antibiotics worked as well).  None of the companies producing the natural antibiotics or other health supplements can afford such outrageous prices.  It maintains a monopoly.  With the prize money waiting at the other end, the monopoly is well worth paying for.

Not being able to associate our product with any disease is of course crippling to our trade and I have had to remove a number of postings from this blog, despite them all being evidence based.

However, what I will do is quote from the US Patent Office.  When this colloidal silver was patented in 2006 the US Patent Office reviewed the huge amount of scientific evidence and validated it by issuing a patent.  I have therefore cut and pasted below, a section from the US Patent Office website, which is for laboratory tests and not inside the human body.

As for if it would work inside the human body, well, you will have to draw your own conclusions!

So here it is, direct from the US Patent Office website, Patent Number 7135195:

TABLE-US-00021 Disease Pathogen Effective Concentration Boils Staphylococcus aureus Killed @ 5 ppm Osteomyelitis Staphylococcus aureus Killed @ 5 ppm Bacillary Dysentery Shigella boydii Killed @ 2.5 ppm Burn Infections Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Dental Plaque Streptococcus mutans Killed @ 5 ppm Diarrhea (Bloody) Shigella boydii Killed @ 2.5 ppm Diarrhea Escherichia coli Killed @ 2.5 ppm Ear Infection Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Ear Infection Streptococcus pneumonie Killed @ 2.5 ppm Enteric Fever Salmonella tyhimurium Killed @ 2.5 ppm Epiglottitis (In children) Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Eye Infections Staphylococcus aureus Killed @ 5 ppm Corneal Ulcers-Keratitis Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Food Poisoning Salmonella arizona Killed @ 5 ppm Food Poisoning Salmonella tyhimurium Killed @ 2.5 ppm Food Poisoning Escherichia coli Killed @ 2.5 ppm Endocarditis Streptococcus faecalis Killed @ 2.5 ppm Endocarditis Streptococcus gordonii Killed @ 5 ppm  Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Meningitis Enterobacter aerogenes Killed @ 2.5 ppm Meningitis Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Meningitis Streptococcus pneumonie Killed @ 2.5 ppm Nosocomial Infections Klebsiella pneumoniae Killed @ 2.5 ppm Nosocomial Infections Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Nosocomial Infections (From Streptococcus pyogenes Killed @ 1.25 ppm hospitals) Pneumonia Staphylococcus aureus Killed @ 5 ppm Pneumonia Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Pneumonia Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Pneumonia Streptococcus pneumonie Killed @ 2.5 ppm Respiratory Tract Infections Streptococcus pyogenes Killed @ 1.25 ppm Respiratory Tract Infections E. coli Killed @ 2.5 ppm,, Respiratory Tract Infections Klebsiella pneumoniae Killed @ 2.5 ppm Scarlet Fever Streptococcus pyogenes Killed @ 1.25 ppm Septicemia Enterobacter aerpyogenes Killed @ 2.5 ppm Sinus Infections Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Sinusitis Streptococcus pneumonie Killed @ 2.5 ppm Impetigo Staphylococcus aureus Killed @ 1.25 ppm Skin Infections Staphylococcus aureus Killed @ 5 ppm Skin Infections Streptococcus pyogenes Killed @ 1.25 ppm Strep Throat Streptococcus pyogenes Killed @ 1.25 ppm Suppurative Arthritis Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Throat Infections Haemophilus influenzae Killed @ 1.25 ppm Tooth Decay Streptococcus mutans Killed @ 5 ppm Urethritis (Men) Trichomonas vaginalis Killed @ 10 ppm Urinary Tract Infections E. coli Killed @ 2.5 ppm Urinary Tract Infections Klebsiella pneumoniae Killed @ 2.5 ppm Urinary Tract Infections Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Urinary Tract Infections Streptococcus faecalis Killed @ 2.5 ppm Urinary Tract Infections Enterobacter aerpyogenes Killed @ 2.5 ppm Vaginitis (Women) Trichomonas vaginalis Killed @ 10 ppm Wound Infections Escherichia coli Killed @ 2.5 ppm Wound Infections Enterobacter aerpyogenes Killed @ 2.5 ppm Wound Infections Klebsiella pneumoniae Killed @ 2.5 ppm Wound Infections Pseudomonas aeruginosa Killed @ 5 ppm Wound Infections Streptococcus faecalis Killed @ 2.5 ppm Yeast Infections Candida albicans Killed @ 10 ppm

The One Minute Cure (Part 1)

A book that is doing the rounds right now and becoming very popular is The One Minute Cure:  The Secret To Healing Virtually All Diseases.   The book quotes examples of people with (amongst other things) advanced cancer and HIV/AIDS returning to full health.

As regular readers will know, I am not a fan of the pharmaceutical companies and I am interested in alternative health methods.  I therefore brought the book and I thought I would share my humble opinion with you.

Firstly though, I will emphasise that although I consider myself to be quite well informed, I have no medical training and this is just my opinion.  It should not be considered as medical advice.

I did not agree with all that was said in the book, but its bottom line reasoning does make a lot of sense to me.  The book reasons that as our bodies are 70% to 80% water and water is 89% oxygen (by weight); then our bodies are 62% to 71% oxygen.  We can go without food and drink for days or even weeks, but will only last minutes without oxygen.  Oxygen really is THE most important element for human life.  We always feel better for a bit of fresh air, yet sluggish when staying indoors or in a smoky environment for too long.

Viruses, pathogenic bacteria and even cancer cells are anaerobic (thrive without oxygen) whilst the useful probiotic bacteria are aerobic (need oxygen).  So every cell in our body as well as the good bacteria that supports our life, all need a good supply of oxygen; whilst viruses, pathogenic bacteria and defective cells (like cancer cells) die in the presence of too much oxygen.  The One Minute Cure continues that we seldom get enough oxygen, especially if we live in areas of high pollution (always associated with higher disease rate and chemical sensitivity).

The One Minute Cure also quotes a theory stating that viruses and pathogenic bacteria do not in themselves cause disease, they look for an environment that they can thrive in (low oxygen).  I would argue that viruses and pathogens do actually cause disease, but obviously a well oxygenated body will fight the disease a lot more efficiently.

So bearing in mind than most of us do not have the time to spend all day on a mountain side practising deep breathing exercises, how do we efficiently oxygenate our bodies every day?

The One Minute Cure gives two main methods, the first being ozone therapy.  Oxygen is usually in the form of O2, that is 2 oxygen atoms joined together.  Ozone is O3, which is 3 oxygen atoms joined together.  You can see then that ozone provide an extra oxygen atom which obviously helps to super-oxygenate the body.  However, specialist equipment is needed and it can not easily be self administered.  If you go to a therapist, it can get expensive too.

The other method is much simpler and much more available.  It is simply to dilute an easily obtainable oxygen rich substance in pure water.  However, it comes with a warning as it can be dangerous if not applied properly:
1.      It must be diluted properly
2.     It must be food grade (no other grade)
3.     It must be taken several hours apart from food

If the guidelines are followed, then it is very safe, very cheap and supposedly very effective.  I am not going to name the substance here because to be blunt, I don’t want to be responsible for somebody not doing it right, harming themselves or their loved ones and then blaming me.  I won’t take that responsibility, so get the book and do it right.

Where I did not completely agree with the book is that it slates the pharmaceutical companies and the nutritional supplement industry.  I agree with most of what it says about the pharmaceutical companies, but I do acknowledge that we need them for some things (when natural methods are exhausted).  As for the nutritional supplements industry, I agree that there are a lot of products that do not live up to their claims or hype and are a waste of money.  However, with a bit of research you can find some very powerful nutritional supplements, yet The One Minute Cure (although not saying it outright) gives the impression that all nutritional supplements are a waste (which I can not agree with).  That said, the best nutritional supplements do tend to be more expensive, yet the One Minute Cure does offer a much cheaper alternative, that potentially may do the same job.

It also refers to colloidal silver stating that it can turn you blue (yawn – not that one again)!  I have answered that one so many times I will not bother here, but again The One Minute Cure does insinuate the worst case scenario, rather than a balanced overview.

It also quotes that 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths have administered this substance to over 10 million patients.  Without actually saying so, it gives that impression that this substance was administered in isolation.  However, I suspect that it was administered as part of a protocol along with other supplements (just my guess).

Overall however, I thought The One Minute Cure made a lot of sense and though I have doubts that it can completely cure virtually all diseases on its own, it does make sense that it will assist the body in fighting most diseases, viruses and pathogens, and increase the chances of returning to health.  I also believe that it is a good cheap maintenance method to help prevent you from getting ill in the first place (much cheaper than the best nutritional supplements).  I have some of the substance on order and am looking forward to trying it out.  I’ll let you know what I find.

Below is their promotional video:

Facts and Myths About Colloidal Silver (Part 2)

Further to the first part of this posting, I have still received a comment (on a completely different posting) warning about Argyria (a condition that turns the skin blue). This is good as I welcome discussion. I have addressed the question of safety from argyria in Part 1 of this posting, as well as misleading claims by a number of colloidal silver manufacturers.

To give an analogy, we could not live without water, but drinking sea water would make us sick. Now I am not suggesting that we cannot live without colloidal silver. What I am suggesting is that there is a lot variation in the quality of the colloidal silver, so care should be taken when purchasing.

If you don’t want to end up looking like something out of the X-men, then don’t use the home made generators (but even with them argyria is rare). The brand that I recommend is manufactured by American Biotech Labs.

Why do I recommend this brand?

Because:

  1. American Biotech Labs have new patents for their manufacturing technology as well as their colloidal silver solution .
    Note: Getting a new patent requires exacting evidence to satisfy the US Patent Office, so these claims have been independently validated at the highest level.
  2. American Biotech Labs are world leaders at actually providing scientific test results to back their claims, having conducted over 50 studies, utilising 38 independent laboratories (governmental, private and universities), putting pressure on other manufacturers to provide evidence too. Test methods and results are listed on the full on-line copy of the patent for all to see.
  3. American Biotech Labs also have approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Don’t get me wrong, there are other very good colloidal silver products out there, it is just that no other manufacturer has this level of supporting scientific evidence or high level third party validation. In fact American Biotech Labs have been awarded the first patent associated with colloidal silver manufacture since 1924. That means that they really are the only company to actually have the US Patent Office validating their claims for their product.

Many people who use colloidal silver believe that the greater the number of silver ppm, the better the product. Some products with proudly claim 100’s or even 1000’s of silver ppm. These people will therefore be shocked when they check out the American Biotech Labs patent and find that it is effective at between only 2.5 and 10 silver ppm.

That is not a typo, it really is just 2.5 to 10ppm. And that is based on evidence from 38 independent laboratories and validated by the US Patent Office.