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HOW TO: The Healing Power of Colloidal Silver, and How to Make Your Own

The following is an excerpt from When Technology Fails [1], by Mat Stein [2]. It has been adapted for the web.

Colloidal/ionic silver is used by hospitals to fight skin infections on severe burn patients are all based on the active component of silver. Colloidal/ionic silver is a broadband antibiotic solution that has been used against a myriad of harmful protozoa, bacteria, and viruses, though users indicate that it may require significant quantities (on the order of 2 cups to a quart a day) to successfully treat serious illnesses. It is available in health food stores (expensive!) or can be made for just pennies a day with a simple commercial or homemade colloidal/ ionic silver generator.

Making Your Own Colloidal Silver Generator

In the early 1900s, colloidal silver was very expensive, but in recent years a physicist (Bob Beck, D.Sc.) came up with a simple method for making it. A modern colloidal silver generator is about as complex as a flashlight. Making colloidal silver simply involves placing a DC voltage across two chunks of pure silver (a cathode and an anode) immersed in pure water. Supposedly, 33 volts is the optimum voltage, but 27 volts from three 9-volt batteries works fine. If these are not available, you could get by with two 12-volt solar panels wired in series for a total output of 24 volts. This setup would generate colloidal silver at a slower rate.

See Figure 9-1 for a sketch of how to hook up your own colloidal silver generator. Connect three 9-volt transistor radio batteries in series (+ terminal to – terminal to + terminal, etc.) using readily available 9-volt battery clip-on terminals. Wire a 24-volt light bulb in series with the batteries, then connect it to a minijack for easy use. The light bulb performs two functions. First, it is your battery indicator, which should shine brightly when you touch the two alligator clips or silver wires to each other (if it does not light at all, or very dimly, when you touch the clips to each other, then you should replace your battery). Second, it provides a load to the battery, so you don’t drain your batteries dead after a minute or two if the silver wires are accidentally touching while making the solution. Connect one wire from your battery pack and one from the light bulb to a minijack socket. Tape your battery pack together and mount your lamp, battery pack, and minijack socket into an appropriate box. Split the wires from the minijack plug and connect them to two alligator clips. Cut two 6-inch lengths of 99.99 percent pure silver wire (14 or 16 gauge works well) and bend the ends into ½-inch hooks for hanging over the edge of a glass. Purchase the electrical materials at Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Intertan, and so on. Silver wire of 99.9 percent purity is available from jewelry supply stores and some craft stores, or you may purchase the pure silver wire, silver generator kits, and complete silver generators from Sota Instruments.

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Using Your Colloidal Silver Generator

In an emergency situation, you could use silverware, old silver coins, or jewelry for your colloidal silver generator, although you would get other nonsilver materials in your solution because of impurities.

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