One of our family’s favorite natural remedies to use is colloidal silver (usually in scaler or ionic form). Silver is a natural antibiotic that kills pathogens and heals damaged tissues while leaving good bacteria in tact. It fights all types of ailments (in our personal experience: ear infections, cold sores, acne, diaper rash, colds, flu…) and unlike prescribed antibiotics, the body will not build up resistance to its effects.
Today I am very excited to invite my friend, Sara Williams, to share about her experiences making this elixir at home!
Colloidal silver can be very pricey. It can also be dangerous if it’s made improperly. I like knowing where my food comes from, therefore I only felt comfortable giving colloidal silver to my family if I knew how it was being made.”
My name is Sara Williams and I am a stay at home wife and mom to a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I haven’t always been the health-nut I am. It wasn’t until I became pregnant with my firstborn when I started to question everything that presented itself in the name of health. It started with exercise, and then crept into diet, next was finding ways of using food, Oils, and other natural remedies for health and healing. Do we indulge sometimes? Sure! Do I stick to a strict lifestyle of proper diet, exercise, and healthy choices? I like to think I do, but I also recognize that I’m human and I’m still learning about health and what works for us. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I DO claim to know what has worked for us!
I was introduced to Ionic/Colloidal Silver in 2011. A close family member is a Medical Doctor who did a complete one-hundred-eighty degree flip with her views of medicine when she retired. Her husband started having some health issues and she sought a more ‘natural’ approach when prescribed medicine wasn’t working. She saw great benefits from Colloidal silver and started making her own. She would then send it to her family and encourage us to try it, continuously raving about its benefits. I’m not going to lie, when you first hear of someone taking colloidal silver your ears do perk up. I had tons of questions and was very intrigued with this new (actually, old) approach to health.
I started to study the history of silver being used for health. How silver coins were dropped into milk to keep from spoiling. How wealthier families used to drink their water and eat food off of silver dishes therefore consuming very fragment amounts of the silver. Our ancestors very much understood the benefits of silver, how did we miss this? I started searching the web for similar stories. Was this an old practice; something science didn’t support anymore?
My research led me to countless firsthand experiences of those who have claimed healing with the use of Colloidal/Ionic Silver. I found videos of small amounts of this ‘wonder liquid’ being tested on polluted and stagnant water. The results were not only halted growth of bacteria, but regenerated cleaner and clearer water. Our family started using colloidal silver as a remedy for when we were feeling a cold come on. We then started taking it weekly to prevent colds during flu season. We also found other purposes for it: skin treatments, gut issue, and allergies.
Personally, I can’t even think of the last time I reached for our huge bin of over the counter pills, syrups, and sprays. We just don’t use them. And I can’t even say that we now use colloidal silver for every sickness and problem in place of them, because the truth is we hardly get sick; maybe once a year. I’ve noticed that using silver really has boosted our immune systems. My husband and I use it daily in a nose spray in the morning and night. We only increase our intake (orally) if there is a nasty bug going around or we are feeling under the weather ourselves. A healthy immune system starts in the gut, so by feeding that gut with colloidal silver we can encourage our immune systems to work in full defense mode.
Colloidal silver can be very pricey. It can also be dangerous if it’s made improperly. I like knowing where my food comes from, therefore I only felt comfortable giving colloidal silver to my family if I knew how it was being made. I made the investment after researching different machines over a few week period. Ironically, it took me months to get my machine because I purchased it right at the height of the ebola scare. I guess I wasn’t the only one seeking out an alternative to health. With purchasing the machine I am able to produce as much or as a little as I want. I’m also able to bless friends and family around me with a good product for a very inexpensive price or trade.
I purchased a generator from SilverGen, a small company in the Pacific Northwest. It came with everything you need to get started minus the glass jars (easily purchased from Amazon.com). There are many generators out there and some people make their own with batteries, silver rods, and jugs of distilled water, but I was also looking for the customer support and a company to stand by their product. There have been a few times where I’ve called and personally talked to the maker of the SilverGen with questions. We have had many lengthy conversations about Colloidal/Ionic Silver. The upkeep is simple and silver rods can be purchased online when I need new ones. It’s also smart to purchase a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) or a PWT (Pure Water Tester) reader to measure your suspended ionic silver in the parts per million. When I’m ready to make a batch, I pull out my machine, sterilize my glass jars and fill them with distilled water, set the machine to the PPM I want and walk away. The machine does all the work and produces the ionic/colloidal silver over a long period of time (about 6+ hours) and then shuts off. I cap the jar and then store in a dark area.
The product I make is very comparable to what is bought through other retailers. Enough to where I’ve had others request my product instead of ordering it online. It ends up being more affordable to make your own in the long run than to sift through the small bottles of silver sold online. And my repeated customers tell me they are very happy with their colloidal silver.
ADVICE FOR OTHERS INTERESTED IN MAKING IT
Research, research, research! I have found that with making Colloidal Silver, you really just need to know the basic ins and outs. Of course, buying a machine (starting price around $200) is going to be much easier than finding and buying all the parts yourself, but it’s definitely more expensive. Facebook has many support groups that contain many people who love to help out fellow Colloidal Silver users.
OTHER NATURAL REMEDIES SARA LOVES
We continuously boost our immune systems with homemade elderberry syrup, Colloidal Silver, oils from around the world, and a homemade thieves spray. We try our hardest to eat a whole, organic diet with very minimal processed foods, and my newest addition (and now one of my favorites) during this cold season is a homemade, organic bone broth. We use it in almost every meal, whether we are cooking rice or sautéing veggies. It makes the best soups and is something that my whole family enjoys.
Over the past years I have recognized more and more what it means to serve my family as wife and mom. I study, I ask questions, I implement, and I work hard to focus on and build up their health spiritually, mentally, and physically.