Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Using Colloidal Silver in Your Swimming Pool

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Let’s face it:  Chemicals like chlorine and bromine are potentially toxic. 

And if you’re being exposed to such chemicals regularly in your swimming pool, then you’re taking a lot of unnecessary risk to your health and well-being.

Thankfully, now that ion generating technology is available for swimming pools, it’s now easier than ever to replace chlorine and bromine disinfectants with safe, natural silver and copper ions, instead.  It’s like having a large colloidal silver generator for your swimming pool. 

Here’s what you need to know…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Several weeks ago I published a short article on how to use colloidal silver in your hot tub or spa, in place of harsh and potentially toxic chemicals such as chlorine and bromine.

That article spurred a lot of questions from swimming pool owners who want to know if they could also use colloidal silver as a chlorine/bromine replacement in something as large as a swimming pool. 

The answer is yes.  But you’re not going to want to use homemade or commercially purchased colloidal silver.  Here’s why:

18,000 Tablespoons a Week?

The general rule-of-thumb that’s been circulating on the internet for years is one tablespoon of colloidal silver for each gallon of water in the pool, once a week. 

Now, depending upon the size of your swimming pool that can be a LOT of colloidal silver. 

For example, a typical, small, in-ground 18,000 gallon swimming pool would require 18,000 tablespoons of colloidal silver (70 gallons) once per week.

Like I said, that’s a LOT of colloidal silver.  But thankfully, there’s a much better (and easier) way to go. 

The Best Way to Go

When I've spoken with pool experts about using colloidal silver, most of them have told me the same thing: 

You need both silver AND copper for large swimming pools so that both the bacteria and fungus, as well as the algae and other "plant"-like growths (which are actually multi-cellular organisms) are prevented from growing. 

Silver kills the pathogens, copper kills the algae and other organic growths.  These two safe, natural minerals have to be constantly replenished in the pool water, because light from the sun tends to degrade them, and over time they’re also filtered out by the pool filters. 

Fortunately, pool manufacturers have come out with commercial copper/silver ion generators made especially for swimming pools

These are professional units designed to release very small amounts of copper and silver ions into your pool on a continuous basis, 24-hours-a-day. 

They're like a large, commercial-grade colloidal silver generator, designed specifically for swimming pools, aquatic animal habitats and large water fountains.

Not too long ago these units cost around $3,000.  But the costs have come down pretty dramatically to about one-third of that amount or less, depending upon the brand and the model needed based on your pools size. 

With these units, you'll still have to lightly "shock" your pool every once in a while with chlorine/bromine, in order to oxidize things like body oils, suntan lotion, dead skin and other substances that would otherwise build up and get trapped in the pool filter, resulting in sooner-than-normal filter cleaning or replacement. 

But if you keep your pool filters cleaned regularly, you should only have to use the chlorine/bromine “shock” once every month or two, at most, resulting in a barely detectable daily level. 

The bottom line is that using a silver-copper water disinfection system in your swimming pool allows you to keep infectious microbes, fungus, algae and other critters at bay, while dramatically limiting your exposure to potentially toxic chemicals such as chlorine and bromine. 

Does It Really Work?

Silver and copper ions have been used in swimming pools for decades. 

But do they really keep the water pathogen-free?  At what levels must they be used to keep the pool water disinfected?  And how do the silver and copper ions work in comparison to the more toxic chemicals such as chlorine or bromine? 

Thankfully, testing has been conducted that’s answered most of those questions. 

In fact, according to The Silver Institute, an organization that tracks the use of silver in consumer products, one of the most dramatic of the earlier purification tests occurred in 1976 in a 20,000 gallon swimming pool in Nebraska.

There was no disinfectant of any kind in the water. Fifty gallons of municipal sewage plant effluent was placed into the pool. That produced a dangerous concentration of 7,000 e. coli bacteria cells per 100 milliliters (half a cup) of water.

Contents of the pool were pumped through a tank containing alternating anodic and cathodic silver electrodes for disinfection. Within three hours the pool was entirely free of e. coli bacteria and the water contained only 3.2 parts of silver per billion parts of water -- an amount that is completely safe for humans.

In another dramatic test of silver's anti-microbial killing power, the Allegany County Health Department in Pennsylvania conducted tests in a 152,000 gallon pool which previously had been disinfected by a 50 pounds-per-day chlorinator. The system was replaced by a silver system for the swimming seasons of 1974 and 1975. Pool water circulated through a filter of activated carbon impregnated with metallic silver.

The county Health Department took up to 50 daily samples and found that silver ions remained in the pool at a low, steady rate of 20 parts per billion with water free of coliformpseudomonas and staphylococcus bacteria through-out the two seasons.

In contrast, 65 water samples from 30 other pools having a mean concentration of 700 parts per billion of available chlorine for disinfecting, showed a mean of 1.3pseudomonas and7.3 staph cells per milliliter of water.

"This data", the Health Department reported, "indicates that silver is equal to chlorine in maintaining essentially coliform-free pool water, and is somewhat better than chlorine in destroying pseudomonas and staph aureus organisms..." 

Commercial Brands

If this sounds to you like a viable alternative to soaking in high levels of chlorine and bromine in your swimming pool each day, you can read about two of the most popular commercial silver/copper ion generation units designed specifically for pools, at these links:

·       Up to 90,000 gallons

·       Up to 200,000 gallons

There are a number of other commercial copper/silver ion generators made for pools on the market, as well.  So if you’re going to look into this option for your own swimming pool, be sure to remember the axim, “Google is your best friend” (or whatever your preferable search engine is.) 

Here are a few more manufacturers of silver-copper ion water disinfection systems for swimming pools, which you might want to look into:

·       Superior Aqua System

·       Caribbean Clear

·       Zodiac Pool Systems

And of course, be sure to talk to the good folks at your local swimming pool service and accessories store, and ask them if they’ve ever installed these silver/copper ion units, as well as which brands did they find worked best. 

After you’ve been using silver/copper ions in your swimming pool water for a few weeks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how soothing to your skin the water becomes, as well as how quickly stubborn skin irritations tend to disappear!

Your body will thank you for it.  And more importantly, you’ll be surprised at how sparkling fresh and clear the silver/copper ions will keep your pool water as long as regular maintenance (i.e., filters cleaned, pool “vacuumed,” etc.) is performed.

Learn More…

The antimicrobial power of silver ions have been used for over 100 years, not just in swimming pools and aquatic habitats, but in municipal water purification systems, on cruise ships, and even on the Space Shuttle to help keep the drinking water fresh and pure for the astronauts. 

According to Jeffrey Ellis, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Florida International University in Miami, millions of ounces of pure silver are now being used by business and industry each and every year for water purification purposes.  Even soft drink bottlers now use silver to sterilize the water used to disinfect the bottles before they’re filled with soda.

Silver is also used in hospitals, in the form of prescription silver-based creams that help stop topical infections from breaking out in burns, cuts and abrasions.  And it’s also used in hospital bandages that help stop infections from breaking out in surgical wounds.

One of silver’s most popular uses is as a nutritional supplement, in the form of colloidal silver, which is widely known for its powerful, infection-fighting qualities.  It can be applied topically to cuts, burns, scrapes, and even to outbreaks such as acne, MRSA boils, or even shingles and herpes outbreaks.

It can also be used in the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and throat to stop common infections in their tracks. 

And it can be used internally, as well, to help stop active infections such as food poisoning, colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, Candida yeast infections, urinary tract infections, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and much more.

Indeed, it’s estimated that some ten million people worldwide now use safe, natural colloidal silver to help heal their own infections and related diseases.  

So even if you don’t want to use silver in your swimming pool, you might want to take a look at how colloidal silver is being used by millions of people worldwide to heal infections of all sorts – safely and naturally -- without the need for Big Pharma’s toxic drugs and chemicals:
  • To learn how people are curing their own infections with safe, natural colloidal silver, see the real-life colloidal silver success stories at this link. 
  • To learn how unbelievably simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, click here.
  • To learn what makes the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator superior to conventional colloidal silver generators, click here.
  • To save $100 on a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, click here. 
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,


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Important Note and Disclaimer:  The contents of this Ezine have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Information conveyed herein is from sources deemed to be accurate and reliable, but no guarantee can be made in regards to the accuracy and reliability thereof.  The author, Steve Barwick, is a natural health journalist with over 30 years of experience writing professionally about natural health topics.  He is not a doctor.  Therefore, nothing stated in this Ezine should be construed as prescriptive in nature, nor is any part of this Ezine meant to be considered a substitute for professional medical advice.  Nothing reported herein is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  The author is simply reporting in journalistic fashion what he has learned during the past 17 years of journalistic research into colloidal silver and its usage.  Therefore, the information and data presented should be considered for informational purposes only, and approached with caution.  Readers should verify for themselves, and to their own satisfaction, from other knowledgeable sources such as their doctor, the accuracy and reliability of all reports, ideas, conclusions, comments and opinions stated herein.  All important health care decisions should be made under the guidance and direction of a legitimate, knowledgeable and experienced health care professional.  Readers are solely responsible for their choices.  The author and publisher disclaim responsibility and/or liability for any loss or hardship that may be incurred as a result of the use or application of any information included in this Ezine. 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, on Colloidal Silver

One of the true heroes of the natural health movement, Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D., has been a staunch advocate of the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver for decades. 

Here’s what he’s said in the past about the world’s most powerful natural infection-fighting agent and it’s often astonishing healing properties…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Harvard-educated and best-selling author Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D. has been a strong advocate of colloidal silver usage for decades. 

One of the heroes of the natural health movement, Dr. Wright has faced down armed government thugs raiding his clinic…gradually beat back the FDA itself which spent over $1 million intimidating, harassing and persecuting him for using natural remedies in his clinic…and stood firmly against the Washington State Medical Board when they tried to revoke his license on spurious charges.

Like many of the pioneers of natural healing, he’s also faced a torrent of online hate from the so-called “skeptics” and “quack watcher” groups. But each time he’s prevailed against his detractors and has continued to help his patients learn how to restore their own health naturally. 

Now 70 years old, Dr. Wright continues to practice medicine from his famous Tahoma Clinic in Tukwila, Washington (founded in 1973), from which he also writes a monthly newsletter called Nutrition & Healing that thousands of natural health-oriented Americans depend upon for his latest updates and insights into natural healing.

Dr. Wright is one of the most respected of all natural health care pioneers.  In 2001 he received the Linus Pauling Award from the Society for Orthomolecular Health-Medicine.  And in 2012 he was inducted into the Orthomolecular Hall of Fame by the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to orthomolecular medicine over the years.

According to the Alliance for Natural Health, “Dr. Wright is a champion of natural medicine. He has developed innovative and successful natural therapies utilizing food, supplements, and lifestyle changes for a host of maladies that conventional medicine cannot cure.”

And according to Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com, “Dr. Wright is not only one of the best-informed practitioners in natural health, he's also a health freedom pioneer who has fought on the front lines to protect your access to nutritional supplements.

Dr. Wright on Colloidal Silver

Over the years, Dr. Wright has been a vociferous advocate of the safe, sane and responsible usage of colloidal silver.  As he wrote in an article titled Singing Silver’s Praises

I’ve worked with colloidal silver since its ‘revival’ in the 1980s and have found it to be very effective at fighting infections of all types — bacterial, viral, and fungal.

In fact, its effects are so strong that I believe silver could be the key to fighting the antibiotic-resistant ‘super bugs’ that have become such a problem in recent years.

In another article by Dr. Wright, titled Stop the Super-Germs in their Tracks With One Powerful Silver Bullet, he went on to say:

MRSA. SARS. Avian flu. These and other big-time bugs called ‘super-germs’ are making headlines almost on a daily basis.

People are scared, and rightly so. Super-germs mutate so quickly that antibiotics are virtually useless against them: As soon as an effective one is created, the germ mutates, and the antibiotic becomes obsolete. The same is true of many vaccines.

But there's no need to feel defenseless because these mutating germs have finally met their match. And it's been right under our noses all along. It's colloidal silver.

In an article titled Will Europe’s Deadly Outbreak Reach Your Family, Dr. Wright emphasized the importance of colloidal silver in dealing with disease-causing “food poisoning” pathogens:

Colloidal silver has been used to cure otherwise fatal infections for over 100 years in the United States.

It may have fallen out of favor with the introduction of germ-fighting patent medications, but it’s just as effective today as it ever was (and MORE effective than those drugs, over which ‘superbugs’ are triumphing.)

Silver attacks germs in three different ways, destroying them from the inside out. It’s a great idea to have this stuff on hand in case of infection.

Just be sure to stop using it once the infection is gone. Check with your doctor about the right regimen for you.

In another article, titled What to Take at the First Sign of a Cold, Dr. Wright emphasized the importance of using very small particle size colloidal silver in order to maximize its germ-killing qualities:

Next to vitamin C, one of the most effective germ- and infection-fighting treatments available is something that I covered in detail in the September 2006 issue of Nutrition & Healing.

You might recognize it by its more common name, colloidal silver, but I prefer to use a slightly more technical name, nano-particulate silver.

The nano-particulate part is very important because the smaller the particle size of the silver, the greater the germicidal effect.

At the first sign of a cold, use 1 tablespoonful to start, and then continue to take 1 teaspoonful on an empty stomach every 3 to 4 hours while you’re awake, until the infection is gone.”

In an article titled The Dental Use for Silver You Haven’t Heard About, Dr. Wright stated:

Colloidal silver isn’t just an alternative for antibiotics — it actually offers even more protection.

Antibiotics only work against bacteria. But colloidal silver has been found to be “germicidal” against a wide variety of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

And, unlike antibiotics, it doesn’t harm any of the beneficial bacteria your body needs, since it’s mostly absorbed before it reaches the large intestine, where the majority of normal (and other) microflora reside.

For people using colloidal silver prior to dental work, I generally recommend taking 1 tablespoonful of a 40-60 part per million concentration an hour before your anticipated dental work, and then 1 teaspoonful in another four hours.

This should give you sufficient concentration of silver in your bloodstream to help combat any germs “stirred up” by dental work.”

Dr. Wright also emphasizes how safe and effective colloidal silver is when used responsibly:

"Colloidal silver just might be the next germ-fighting wonder drug. And not just for the serious threats making headlines: It's also effective against bacterial infections like strep throat, viruses like the flu, and fungal infections like Candida.

No matter how much a germ mutates, it can't change enough to escape the damaging effects of colloidal silver. And in the process, the silver doesn't harm human tissue or kill off the good bacteria in the intestine the way antibiotics and other medications do."

Dr. Wright also points out that colloidal silver has known antiviral properties that are now being studied by clinical researchers.  He says:

"A number of emerging medical studies confirm the antiviral properties of silver ions both in the laboratory and in real human studies against some of the most formidable viral organisms, including HIV and herpes.

A study in 1991 showed that both zinc and silver ions strongly inhibited HIV infection. In 1993, the Washington Post cited laboratory tests showing that a new Japanese silver ion powder actually destroyed both HIV and herpes.

And when silver is tied to oxygen, it can actually electrocute the germ -- which has turned out to be a powerful new way to destroy viruses."

What’s more, Dr. Wright was one of the first to point out that clinical research demonstrates colloidal silver to be highly anti-fungal, which of course is great news for people suffering from Candida yeast infections as well as other fungal infections.  As he wrote:

"Beginning in the 1970s, several independent researchers found that silver ions easily destroy Candida and other fungi.

But it wasn't until a pilot study during the mid- 1990s that included human patients suffering from terminal AIDS that medical researchers established solid evidence showing just how quick and effective silver ions can be in the treatment of Candida as well as HIV.

In this study, nine individuals who were near death were divided into two subgroups. One group suffered from HIV and a terrible Candida infection. The other group suffered from both HIV and an extreme form of malnutrition (known as Wasting Syndrome).

The researchers found that in both groups the colloidal silver was capable of killing pathogens and purging the bloodstream of germ defenses in order to restore the immune system."

Another important point Dr. Wright emphasizes is that there are specific nutrients that help the body more effectively process silver, including vitamin E, selenium and N-acetyl-cysteine.

This is particularly useful information for those times when larger-than-usual doses of colloidal silver are necessary in order to aid the body in fighting an infection.  He writes:

"Silver belongs to the family of metals that also includes copper and gold (both of which can also have numerous health benefits when they're used properly).

One of the primary concerns people tend to have about using these metals is the risk that they'll accumulate in the body and lead to heavy metal toxicity.

But if you have plenty of antioxidants in your diet, such as selenium, vitamin E, and amino acids like N-acetyl cysteine, you're safe from any harmful effects from this family of metals. Germs, however, are not."

Dr. Wright does not recommend regular daily usage of colloidal silver, due to the remote possibility of it causing argyria – the bluish-gray skin-staining that can take place when large daily amounts of colloidal silver have been ingested over long periods of time.  He writes:

You may have heard the horror stories of people turning a bluish-gray color from taking silver.

Although this condition, called argyrism, is harmless, it’s certainly not something you’d want to experience.

But don’t worry: Using colloidal silver periodically in short- term situations will not cause argyrism.

Finally, in an article titled The Silver Solution for What Ails You, Dr. Wright gives his own recommendation for using colloidal silver against colds, flu or other infections:

I usually recommend (for adults) 1 tablespoon of colloidal silver at a 40 ppm (parts per million) concentration at the very first signs of any infection and 1-2 teaspoons three to four times daily until the infection is gone. Then stop!

Children’s quantities should, of course, be less and related to body weight. (For very small children, it’s always best to consult with a physician skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional and natural medicine.)

No one who’s used colloidal silver in this manner has reported any sign of bluish-gray skin. But to be on the safe side, you should work with a physician skilled in natural medicine.

Dr. Wright also points out that you can use colloidal silver in conjunction with other natural healing and infection-fighting substances, as long as you take the colloidal silver separately from each other, on an empty stomach.  He writes:

“You can use the silver treatment while taking other anti-infection and immune-boosting agents, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, Echinacea, and many others, but you shouldn't take them at the same time because the silver absorbs best on an empty stomach.”

Those are just a few of the highlights of what Dr. Wright has written in the past about the powerful infection-fighting benefits of colloidal silver. I urge you to visit his website and become a follower of his health and wellness advice, if you haven’t already.

Get Educated

And if you’d like to learn more about the healing and infection-fighting benefits of colloidal silver, here are some resources you might want to take a look at:

  • Learn how dozens of real-life colloidal silver users have successfully healed their own infections, including the dosages used…the time-frames the colloidal silver was used for…and the specific results achieved.  Click here. 
  • Learn the 7 little-known reasons why you should make your own high-quality colloidal silver for just a few pennies per quart, rather than paying through the nose for over-priced (and often poor quality) commercial brands in health food stores.  Click here 
  • See a simple, four-step pictorial demonstration of how astonishingly easy it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart.  Click here 
  • Discover how you can save a whopping $100 off the regular cost of a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge – the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator that produces highly bioavailable silver particles as small as .8 nm – i.e., a fraction of a single nanometer in size!  Click here.    
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,


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Important Note and Disclaimer:  The contents of this Ezine have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Information conveyed herein is from sources deemed to be accurate and reliable, but no guarantee can be made in regards to the accuracy and reliability thereof.  The author, Steve Barwick, is a natural health journalist with over 30 years of experience writing professionally about natural health topics.  He is not a doctor.  Therefore, nothing stated in this Ezine should be construed as prescriptive in nature, nor is any part of this Ezine meant to be considered a substitute for professional medical advice.  Nothing reported herein is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  The author is simply reporting in journalistic fashion what he has learned during the past 17 years of journalistic research into colloidal silver and its usage.  Therefore, the information and data presented should be considered for informational purposes only, and approached with caution.  Readers should verify for themselves, and to their own satisfaction, from other knowledgeable sources such as their doctor, the accuracy and reliability of all reports, ideas, conclusions, comments and opinions stated herein.  All important health care decisions should be made under the guidance and direction of a legitimate, knowledgeable and experienced health care professional.  Readers are solely responsible for their choices.  The author and publisher disclaim responsibility and/or liability for any loss or hardship that may be incurred as a result of the use or application of any information included in this Ezine. 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Who are the REAL “Snake Oil” Salesmen?

 Learn more about the powerful infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver at www.TheSilverEdge.com...
If you’ve been using colloidal silver or other natural health products for any length of time, you’ve seen the barrage of accusations from proponents of Big Pharma’s drugs who claim that natural remedies are nothing more than “snake oil.” 

These accusations are often published in major magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Consumer Reports and others, where they’ll have the most psychological impact on the general public. 

The idea of course is that by labeling natural remedies as “snake oil,” people who are considering trying them will never take the chance out of fear of harming themselves with so-called “unproven natural remedies.” 

But all too often, it’s the people yelling “snake oil” the loudest who are the real perpetrators of fraudulent medications. 

Indeed, a brand new study shows that nearly half of all clinical drug trials are based on false information and bogus science. And some of the top drug research experts in the world are now calling out Big Pharma over the fraud and corruption behind their drugs. 

So who are the real purveyors of “snake oil”?  Here’s the scoop you won’t hear from your nightly news broadcasters…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

According to a recent article on NaturalNews.com, a brand new review of clinical drug trials shows that nearly half of them are based on false information.  As Natural News revealed: 

One of the most important responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in protecting public health is to conduct regular inspections of clinical trial sites to ensure that good clinical practices are being followed.

But a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found that nearly half of all clinical trials are based on false information, and the FDA typically does nothing to address this widespread problem.”

You see, the real “snake oil salesmen” work for Big Pharma.  They carefully craft the bogus clinical trials used by the FDA to approve new drugs.  And afterwards, they use those same bogus clinical trials to convince doctors to prescribe those new drugs to people like you and me. 

Worse yet, according to the new review of clinical trials, the FDA itself is right in there with the drug researchers, covering up the fraudulent information the studies are being based upon.

Indeed, according to the author of the review, Charles Seife, M.S., of New York University, the FDA knows full well about this rampant fraud within the medical and scientific research community, but has done nothing to stop it.  Seife writes:

The FDA has repeatedly hidden evidence of scientific fraud not just from the public, but also from its most trusted scientific advisors, even as they were deciding whether or not a new drug should be allowed on the market…

…For an agency devoted to protecting the public from bogus medical science, the FDA seems to be spending an awful lot of effort protecting the perpetrators of bogus science from the public.

Yes, in all too many cases, Big Pharma’s drug researchers base their studies on phony data, and the FDA goes along with it, hand in glove.  The drugs get approved, even though the clinical data behind them is largely based on lies. 

So it’s not just “snake oil” the big drug companies are producing.  It’s government-approved snake oil. 

Drugs that Don’t Work
Are the Real “Snake Oil”

All of this comes on the heels of an admission several years back by Allen Roses, a senior executive at Europe’s largest drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline. 

Roses stated that 90% of Big Pharma’s prescription drugs work in only 30-50% of the people.

Put another way, 90% of Big Pharma’s drugs are completely ineffective for up to 70% of the people they’re prescribed and sold to.  That’s the very definition of “snake oil,” I think you’ll agree!

Astonishing, right? 

But wait, there’s more:  According to the Britain’s top daily newspaper, The Independent, everybody but the general public knows about this fraud being perpetrated by Big Pharma. 

As The Independent further revealed in their article on Allen Roses’ revelations:

It’s an open secret within the drug industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients.”

Let me repeat that quote, because it’s very important to let it really sink in:  “It’s an open secret within the drug industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients.

As you let that sink in a moment, consider the fact that some four billion drug prescriptions per year are written in the U.S. alone, at a total of $329.2 billion dollars in costs to consumers.  

What’s more, total worldwide sales of prescription drugs are soon expected to top one trillion dollars.  That’s a lot of snake oil, folks – enough to reach to the moon and back several times over. 

Finally, Big Pharma spends some $4 billion per year in the U.S. alone, advertising their prescription drugs to consumers, and an additional $24 billion per year lobbying doctors to prescribe them to you. 

In other words, Big Pharma spends tens of billions of dollars every single year to convince you and your doctor that their drugs are both safe and effective, when in reality nearly half of them are based on false information and the vast majority of them don’t even work for most of the people they’re prescribed for. 

Criminal Racketeering

If the U.S. federal government was looking for a new RICO case to prosecute – i.e., a clear case of criminal racketeering and corruption – this is where they’d find it. 

But that’s never going to happen, because they’d have to arrest the entire upper echelon of the FDA, as well, since the FDA not only knows this is happening, but looks the other way. 

The Independent went on to say, “Roses is a smart guy and what he’s saying will surprise the public but not his colleagues.” 

So the fact that most of Big Pharma’s drugs don’t work for most people is well-known among doctors, researchers, drug developers and others in the prescription drug development market.  They know their drugs are largely…well…snake oil

It’s the general public that’s been kept in the dark and led to believe that if a drug has been studied by researchers and approved by the FDA, its effectiveness has been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt for the vast majority of people. 

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.  At best, most prescription drugs are little better than sugar pills for most people. 

Worse Than You Might Think

All of this follows a 2014 admission by Dr. Peter Gotzsche of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, who is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on clinical studies of pharmaceutical drugs.

Gotzsche stated that the big drug companies have been fudging and faking their data for decades, putting the lie to the whole premise of “evidence-based medicine” or “science-based medicine.”

According to Dr. Gotzsche:

"The public needs to know the extent to which they are being deceived in the current system, e.g. few people know that prescription drugs are the third major killer behind heart disease and cancer.  If drug testing and drug regulation were effective, this wouldn’t happen."

Yes, that’s what I’ve been saying for years.

Big Pharma’s drug-testing is always suspect, because the big drug companies completely control it.  

Their own scientists do the testing.  Not independent third parties.  And the drug companies maintain airtight secrecy over the results.  What’s more, in most cases the big drug companies get to pick and choose which study results the FDA gets to see and which they don’t. 

And in all too many cases, the regulatory agencies like the FDA merely review the submitted research and accept the data without question, and then rubber stamp it “approved.”

So you have FDA-approved drugs now constituting the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, which can only lead to the conclusion that drug regulation itself is little more than a vast farce – a costly multi-billion dollar per year ritual designed to deceive the public into believing the drugs are actually “safe and effective” when quite often they’re neither.

In reality, the so-called “drug approval process” is tantamount to the granting of a government monopoly to legally sell medications that don’t work for most people – which, of course, once again, is the very definition of a “snake oil salesman.” 

Lies About Drugs

Dr. Gotzsche goes on to say that drug companies “Don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs.

And he documents in his new book, “Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime:  How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Health Care,” the simple fact that the drug companies are in essence criminal organizations.  He states forthrightly:

Organized crime is the business model of big pharma.”

Now remember, that’s straight from the horse’s mouth.  Dr. Gotzsche is widely acknowledged to be the world’s leading expert on Big Pharma’s clinical drug studies.  He’s an insider’s insider. 

Is it any wonder then that some 106,000 Americans each and every year are killed by properly prescribed and properly used FDA-approved drugs?

After all, if nearly HALF the studies behind these drugs are based on bogus information, it should be no big surprise that an astonishing 209 Americans are killed by these same drugs every single day, year in, and year out, like clockwork. 

Put another way, the deaths caused by Big Pharma’s drugs are the equivalent of a 9-11 attack on this country every two weeks

Yet it’s these death-dealing purveyors of fraudulent drugs who smugly and gleefully label proponents of natural health remedies as “snake oil salesmen.”

Will the Real Snake Oil Salesmen
Please Stand Up…

So who are the real snake oil salesmen?

Well, they wear white smocks and pocket protectors, and work in FDA-approved labs, spending most of their time trying to get published in the major medical and scientific journals, so they can get their company’s drugs approved. 

And if they have to fudge the facts nearly 50% of the time in order to get their study published or their drug approved, well…hell…no big deal.  After all, just about everybody’s doing it.  And – shhhh! don’t tell anybody -- the FDA doesn’t care.

As television comedian John Oliver stated after hearing the news that drug company testing results are often based on bogus information, “Drug companies are a bit like high school boyfriends.  They’re much more concerned with being inside of you, than being effective once they’re in there.” 

But for God’s sake, don’t try to tell people about the proven healing benefits of herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or other natural substances like colloidal silver.  That instantly relegates you to the category of “snake oil salesman,” destined only for public ridicule. 

Folks, the public ridicule should be reserved for those actually committing the gross medical and scientific fraud – billions and billions of dollars worth of fraud, annually. 

So the next time you see a proponent of Big Pharma calling a proponent of natural health remedies a “snake oil salesman,” let them know what you think about it. 

Hit ‘em with both verbal barrels, and don’t be shy about it.  Unleash the beast within you.  Take the bastards down.  

There’s an old saying that ‘sunlight is the best antiseptic.’  Well, throw the light of truth on ‘em, and watch ‘em squirm like cockroaches as they head back into the cracks and crevices from which they crawled out of.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is this:  Nature is not a fraud.  Nature is what God gave us for healing. 

It’s the purveyors of synthetic toxic chemical drugs that all-too-often cure nothing, and that kill over one million people every 10 years -- who are the true frauds, con artists, fakes, quacks, scammers and snake oil salesmen. 

And worst of all, they have a license from the government to get away with their fraud and corruption, which lines their pockets with hundreds of billions of dollars annually. 
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Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,


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