The Side Effects of Silver

I am taking the opportunity to revisit a subject that I posted about some time back, namely, Silver poisoning.  Medically known as Argyria or Argryria, is an irreversible condition caused by silver deposits under the skin, which tinges it with a silvery-grey or blue colour.

This is Paul Karason, the (in)famous Blue Man, who became blue when he ingested colloidal silver for his arthritis:

The Blue Man

http://dermnetnz.org/reactions/argyria.html tells us that: “Argyria is a condition characterised by bluish-grey to slate-grey staining of the skin and mucous membranes caused by deposition of silver particles in the skin. There are several sources of exposure to silver.

  • Occupational exposure – mainly in workers involved in silver mining, silver refining, silverware and metal alloy manufacturing, metallic films on glass electroplating solutions, and photographic processing.
  • Medication with silver salts – prolonged use of silver salts for the irrigation of urethral or nasal mucous membranes, in eye drops, wound dressing, and excessive use of an oral smoking remedy containing silver acetate.
  • Colloidal silver dietary supplements – marketed widely as a treatment for arthritis, diabetes, cancer, herpetic infections and AIDS.
  • Surgical and dental procedures – silver sutures used in abdominal surgery and silver dental fillings.”

For the most part, silver poisoning occurs due to colloidal silver home kits, available for sale on the internet.

Don’t believe everything you buy is safe just because it is “holistic” or “natural”.

As a holistic health practitioner I am all too aware of the junk that people buy into because it is sold to them as a “natural” cure.

Healing happens from within – this means that you have to be careful what you put into your body! “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”, pay attention to your breathing, exercise regularly, don’t over sleep and remain hydrated with good clean water. These are the cornerstones of good health!

 

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