Colloidal Silver and Hospital-Acquired Infections: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself!
While the medical authorities continue to brag that hospital-acquired infections are on the downturn, the truth is these infections are still one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States.
What’s more, experts point out that the supposed downturn in infection rates is misleading at best, because many medical facilities aren’t even counted in the statistics.
That leaves it up to you to protect yourself from hospital-acquired infection when you go into the hospital or any medical treatment facility, including the dentist’s office, outpatient surgery centers and more.
Here’s what you can do to help protect yourself using colloidal silver…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for www.TheSilverEdge.com...
A recent Associated Press news article states that “Almost 2 million health care-related infections occur each year nationwide; more than 90,000 of these are fatal.”
That’s 90,000-plus deaths every year, folks, from infections acquired at hospitals.
What’s more, the same article tells us that when surgery wards in seven hospitals took extra precautions against such infections after colorectal surgery, a grand total of 135 infections were prevented over a two-and-one-half year period.
Do the Math
The American College of Surgeons claim this supposed reduction in infections saved almost $4 million!
What does that tell you? Well, do the math. It tells you that each hospital-acquired infection costs about $29,629.63 to treat!
And they still lose more than 90,000 people each and every year to these hospital-acquired infections, in spite of spending a whopping $29,629.63 apiece to treat the patients who end up with them!
According to the article, “The average rate of infections linked with colorectal operations at the seven hospitals dropped from about 16 percent of patients…to almost 11 percent.”
Can you believe it? They’re actually proud of this, even though it’s a pittance.
The article goes on to say, “Hospital stays for patients who got infections dropped from an average of 15 days to 13 days, which helped cut costs.”
Does that mean the patients who became infected in the hospital didn’t take as long to die? Or does it mean the infections were less severe and took less time to treat? The health authorities don’t say.
Even more revealing is the fact that the #1 strategy at the hospital for this supposed dramatic decrease in hospital-acquired infections was simply to get the doctors to wash their dirty hands more often, and change their gowns and gloves!
Wow. That’s some high-tech stuff, there.
The hospital apparently even popped for a few extra bucks and bought “special germ-fighting soap” for patients to wash themselves with before going into surgery.
How comforting. Well, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, I suppose, that the hospitals are treating this matter seriously. (Yes, that’s sarcasm, in case you didn’t recognize it.)
Not Good Enough!
But I say that’s simply not good enough.
After all, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired infections are still one of the top 10 causes of death in the entire nation.
What’s more, according to Dr. Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, while a whopping 98,000 Americans die from hospital acquired infections every year…
In other words, they don’t even count the deaths from infections acquired at non-hospital types of medical facilities such as outpatient clinics, surgery centers, nursing homes and more!
So the infection rate is actually suppressed by manipulation of the data. The dead bodies keep piling up. And the public is kept largely in the dark, being led by news headlines to believe the situation is under control.
But the truth is this: Every five years nearly 500,000 men, women and children who trusted their medical providers to give them a safe environment for a hospital procedure end up dying of hospital-acquired infections!
And those numbers don’t count people who acquired infections at non-hospital medical facilities and died as a result.
All of these are people with families, friends, careers, hopes and dreams just like you – all dropping dead because the hospitals can’t stop the infections that should never have happened in the first place.
The bottom line is that the rate of hospital-acquired infections as well as the resulting death toll is outrageous, irresponsible and completely unacceptable!
And the response of hospitals is basically to tell doctors to wash their hands more often, and change their gloves and gowns. Why? Because they don’t’ want to spend the money to institute real policies that might actually result in an end to hospital-acquired infections!
In short, they’ve just calculated the physical and financial toll of the infections (and the resulting deaths) into their bottom line.
Bring Your Own Colloidal Silver…
I’ve written about hospital-acquired infections in the past, and why I believe colloidal silver is the answer to stopping them.
And I’ve pointed out that many hospital-acquired infections are being caused when the drug-resistant pathogens become airborne, and thereby spread like wildfire through the medical facilities.
This pretty much negates the idea that hospital-acquired infections can be stopped if the doctor’s would just wash their hands more often, or change their gloves and gowns.
I’ve also spelled out what hospitals need to do (and what you can do in the home, as well) to help stop airborne pathogens using colloidal silver. Indeed, you can see my most recent articles on this subject here and here.
The bottom line is that if you have to go into a hospital for a surgical procedure, you simply cannot count on the hospital staff or medical personnel to keep you safe from infections and disease.
You have to take matters into your own hands.
And since most doctors won’t use colloidal silver, one thing you can do is bring your own.
As one reader recently told us:
“When Dad was in the hospital (for cancer), Mom went over his whole room with colloidal silver to make sure that staph germs were nowhere.
nurses said that Dad’s room was probably the cleanest in the whole hospital
which made them both feel better.
Well, that’s exactly what you have to do. I’ll bet this wise woman also gave her husband colloidal silver orally each day he was in that hospital, as a prudent precaution. Like this lady:
3 years ago, my husband had triple bypass surgery where he acquired MRSA in all
the incisions on leg, thigh, and chest.
CURED totally with no recurrence for the
last 3 years.”
Unfortunately, in most cases, the doctors don’t even know about the powerful infection-fighting qualities of safe, natural colloidal silver.
They have no idea you can use it to disinfect and sterilize hospital beds, equipment, countertops and more.
Nor do they realize that it can be used both topically as well as orally to help prevent infections in their patients.
And it can even be used in cool mist vaporizers to help stop the spread of the airborne pathogens.
On the other hand, some doctors actually know about colloidal silver, but have been frightened by all of the negative propaganda from the FDA. So they vehemently deny its powerful infection-fighting qualities and its long history of safety.
Indeed, in just a moment, I’ll show you a story about a woman who came down with MRSA after a dental procedure, and was literally dying in the hospital.
But when her sister stepped in and began giving her colloidal silver each day, she began to recover almost immediately.
Then her smug, know-it-all doctor found out about the colloidal silver supplementation and reacted so negatively, the woman’s husband stopped the sister from giving her any more colloidal silver.
Of course, the poor woman relapsed and almost died.
Only when her sister stepped back in and began administering the colloidal silver again – against the doctor’s wishes -- did the woman recover from the MRSA infection, much to the doctor’s chagrin!
I’ll let you hear that story in the sister’s own words, in just a minute. But first, here’s a story in which an experienced colloidal silver user quite literally helped save a doctor’s life after the doctor developed a deadly hospital-acquired MRSA infection:
“In November 2009 I was in the morning breakfast hot spot and as usual I was talking to a friend about his health challenges unaware that a doctor's wife was listening.
After my friend left, the doctor's wife asked me if I knew anything that would cure MRSA. I told her that I made something that should help. She told me that her husband was a doctor and he had MRSA. I offered to give her some Colloidal Silver the next day.
When I arrived at the Nursing Home and met her she was very upset. The doctors overseeing her husband's case had told her earlier that morning that she needed to let him go because there was nothing more that they could do for him, and that they were withdrawing all his medications. He also had a feeding tube.
I told her that I could not tell her what to do for him, but I could tell her what I would do for myself if I were in the same situation.
I gave her a dropper bottle of the colloidal silver and said if it were me I'd put two droppers of colloidal silver under my tongue every hour as long as I was awake.
The next day, and there after, I would do it every two hours while I was awake. If I had a feeding tube I would apply one tablespoon through the tube three times a day.
After four days she called and said that they had retested him for MRSA and he tested negative. She was one happy lady!
I think everyone should own a Micro Particle Colloidal Silver Generator so they can make their own high-quality colloidal silver."
– T.K. Keith, OK
And here’s an account in which a diabetic man who’d been battling with a potentially deadly MRSA infection for years – and was now on the most powerful antibiotic drugs the doctors could throw at it, to no avail – was able to turn his situation around and beat the infection by adding colloidal silver to his daily treatment regimen.
Quite surprisingly, as you’ll see, this doctor actually approved of his colloidal silver usage (albeit quietly), and even indicated that he knew the colloidal silver would work, he just couldn’t prescribe it himself!
“My husband was on and off doxycycline and daptomycin and several other powerful antibiotics for the past four years fighting recurring MRSA and other bacteria including E-Coli.
It wasn't until we added the micro-particle colloidal silver to the equation that suddenly he started to get better.
For the first time in years he tested negative for MRSA in all his tests, INCLUDING the nasal swab!
When we told the infectious disease specialist what we had added to his daily mix, I started out by saying ‘I know you will think it is snake oil but...’
Then the doctor abruptly stopped me and said ‘Did I ever say to you it was snake oil? I did not. Because we know it works and we use it sometimes. BUT, we cannot prescribe it.’”
The doctor went on to say, ‘I can tell you that if you want to continue doing what you’re doing every day from now on, you would be fine."
-- N.M, ID
Here’s another astonishing story of a hospital-acquired MRSA infection that was eradicated after the reader tried colloidal silver:
“A church member got an infection from surgery at the hospital and it was MRSA. The Dr. told her she would have to go to the hospital every 2 weeks for a shot of something.
She got tired of this after 1 month, and I suggested colloidal silver. She took 1 tsp. and 3 days later, 1 tsp. more.
She went back to the doctor 1 week later. They took blood and examined it and called her at work for 2 days later and told her the pathogen was non-existent in her blood. They repeated they don’t know how it cured up so quickly!”
-- L. L., Merced, CA
These types of stories are not at all unusual. I hear more and more of them virtually every day.
Here’s the story I promised you about the lady who almost died in the hospital after acquiring a MRSA infection from a dental procedure:
year, my sister, Miriam, had extensive dental work done, which caused her to
become infected with MRSA. This led to a heart attack. She was dying.
desperation, we looked up information on MRSA on the internet, and references
to colloidal silver repeatedly came up, so we looked into that and found your colloidal
silver generators along with
all the information about them.
felt that God had led us to this information and this lady.
She was gaining strength until she told her doctor that she was taking colloidal silver. He reacted so negatively, that my brother-in-law became fearful and refused to allow my sister to have it.
relapsed and became so sick that she couldn't even talk coherently. So weak
that she couldn't eat or take care of herself at all. Again she was
I love stories like this.
Had the doctor had his way, this lady would not be alive today to enjoy her kids and grandkids, friends, neighbors and fellow church members.
Indeed, she’d have been prematurely taken from this earth because of the utter ignorance of the doctor.
Thank God for the actions of her courageous sister who wouldn’t cave in to the doctor’s smug ignorance and selfish arrogance!
Mitigating the Danger
What these real-life colloidal silver success stories document is the fact that it can be very dangerous these days to have to go into the hospital or other health-care facility.
MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant pathogens are rampant. Doctors and hospital staff generally mean well. But they don’t know everything. And they’re often helplessly tied to hospital policy.
Worse yet, many hospitals are putting on big public relations programs, making a show of preventing such infections by running “clean hands” programs and asking doctors to change their gloves and gowns more often.
But the reality is, unclean hands are not the only problem. As healthcare consultant Dana Jacoby has recently pointed out in a GE Healthcare article, “…hospital-acquired infections are usually a symptom of multiple problems within the facility.”
And unfortunately, those problems can be expensive to fix for hospitals with budgets that are often already stretched to the limits.
But thankfully, there are things you can do to protect yourself in the hospital. And one of those things – perhaps the most important one -- is to bring along some safe, natural colloidal silver.
Of course, colloidal silver is not a 100% guarantee against hospital-acquired infections. Nothing is.
But it is and always has been the world’s most powerful natural infection-fighting agent, and a powerful topical disinfectant, to boot.
And that alone makes it worth bringing along the next time you have to go into a hospital or other medical care facility for an in-patient treatment!
You can purchase colloidal silver at just about any well-stocked health food store in America. Or, you can learn how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, by clicking the link.
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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