Silver Healing Ponderings | General Discussion | Forum
September 9, 2012
I over think things way too much when I'm running on no sleep for too long….
The following two questions, more like points to ponder, will run upon the assumption of using silver for immune boosting, anti-bacterial and self-healing.
1. This will run with the following assumptions: Metal leeches into your body via contact or use with food, potentially causing heavy metal toxicity if it is what is known as a sick metal. Silver is anti-bacterial and strengthens the immune system.
a) Would having piercings make us prone to metal toxicity or otherwise getting the properties of the metal into our systems?
b) If the above is true and having a sick metal (an alloy with pewter, nickel, etc in it) causes harm to the body and silver has been proven at boosting the body's defenses; would it be plausible that wearing pure silver jewelry (more than just silver overlay on steel) will be a constant source of immune boosting silver?
c) would having said silver with it putting the good into the body replace the need for using colloidal silver?
d) Given silver's properties, would it heal faster than any other meal used (besides the obvious not using a metal you're sensitive to)?
2. Colloidal silver is known for healing aspects and is put on any wound or infection to speed healing and fight off infection (as well as consumed to boost the immune).
a) Has anyone ever used it to heal a new modification instead of salt water, h2ocean, etc?
b) Would it be more, less or equal to the traditional healing routes?
c) Would it be used as a secondary measure to speed healing?
September 9, 2012
And before it's asked, I do use colloidal silver a few times a day to prevent a cracked tooth from infecting and to attempt to manage my autoimmune disease. I usually start this train of thought while while I'm doing the treatment.
Silver jewellery is impure, and thus the negatives of some of the alloy metals outweigh the positives. Silver can also delay healing and irritate wounds. It also kills bacteria though (applied directly, not via the body itself through digestion etc), so there's a pay off in certain cases. The evidence for it's use in wound care is patchy, more recent evidence suggests it doesn't help or even hinders healing) but it does still get used medically.
Could a silver alloy be developed which aid healing piercings like a silver dressing? Yes, i think it's a definite maybe, but it would take a huge amount of research and development so is unlikely to happen unless the technology is developed for another purpose, and transposed to body jewellery. Given the evidence that silver actually benefits wound care is still unsure, that's not likely to be any time soon.
My personal view on collidal silver is that it's snake oil. Not enough good research out there, and what there is seems to strongly suggest it's completely ineffective.
It can turn you blue though, which is a heck of a lot cheaper and painless than a full body tattoo, so that is certainly on it's side.
September 9, 2012
There is a major difference in what turns you blue vs colloidal silver. The colloidal is small particle where what causes argyria is large particle (and often seen on piercings apparently, found that yesterday). When colloidal does it, the person making it does it wrong and the batch is bad. Then proceeds to use an unholy amount. The stuff sold is not that dangerous for skin turning. Does seem to have the same heal rate on wound care as neosporin and makes the infection morning taste of my tooth be nonexistent. Don't know if it will hold down the infection til I get to the dentist in March. Know from the last time, salt water, garlic and clove oil didn't work.
Though it is good to know it's impure in jewelry, may just stick to titanium then. Gold is far too spendy for my pockets lol.
It's worth noting that gold in jewellery is impure too! 24k (pure) gold is too soft for the purpose.
My wife gets horrible allergic reactions to gold (or more likely an alloy metal), but not silver, or even nickel in steel. Go figure!
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