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There are two schools of thought about colloidal silver, it seems. Some say that silver kills viruses as well as bacteria, while others say that it only kills bacteria. In the article that I posted two days ago, we read:
"Laboratory tests have shown CS to kill over 650 destructive bacteria, viruses and fungi within minutes of contact.
"UCLA ran some tests on Colloidal Silver and their report states: "The silver solutions were antibacterial for Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhea, Gardnerella Vaginalis, Salmonella Typhi, and other enteric pathogens, fungicidal for Candida albicans, Candida globata, and M. furfur, and it killed every virus that was tested in the lab"….
Another site claims that colloidal silver does NOT kill viruses, including the Ebola Virus.
I have not personally seen the lab results of either side of this question, nor am I qualified in that scientific field, so I have no way of proving either side of the dispute.
However, the site above does seem to reveal an interesting detail about Ebola.
“Here is what Ebola does that is fatal: it causes the complete removal of all vitamin C from the body. No one actually knows what mechanism is involved in doing this, other than a malfunction that is not permanently destructive to whatever is triggered to remove all vitamin C. All the researchers know is that vitamin C drops to zero and all the symptoms of ebola are consistent with a complete loss of vitamin C.”
In other words, Ebola appears to cause a condition that USES UP all the vitamin C as your body tries to defend itself against whatever the Ebola virus is doing. (Smoking cigarettes also uses up the vitamin C in your body, though perhaps not as quickly.)
The article above cites an anonymous doctor who claims to have worked with Ebola, saying that Ebola acts like scurvy, which in past centuries was the sailors’ disease. When ships were at sea for weeks at a time, they often got scurvy, now known be from a lack of fresh fruits containing vitamin C. A summary of this doctor’s analysis is given here:
“The very first symptoms of ebola are exactly the same as scurvy, which is caused by inadequate vitamin C. Though scurvy is seldom fatal as a primary condition, scurvy also represents only a partial deficiency of vitamin C, the body still has a LOT of vitamin C compared to zero, which ebola causes. Absent ANY vitamin C, blood vessels become very weak and start to lose blood, and platelets become ineffective and unable to trigger clots. So death by ebola is caused by massive internal bleeding and loss of blood, which can be stopped simply by taking enormous doses of vitamin C until the immune system succeeds in killing off the virus.”
In other words, he says that if your immune system is strong, your body should be able to kill off the Ebola Virus by itself, given enough time. The problem is that when your level of vitamin C are depleted to ZERO, you cannot survive for very long and must take mega-doses of vitamin C to keep from hemorrhaging internally. He says,
“This is because the virus so rapidly and totally metabolizes and consumes all available vitamin C in the bodies of the victims that an advanced stage of scurvy is literally produced only after a few days of the disease…. When the vitamin C stores are rapidly depleted by large infecting doses of an aggressive virus, the immune system gets similarly depleted and compromised. However, this point is largely academic after hemorrhaging throughout the body has begun….
“… [I]t seems clear as evidenced by the scurvy-like clinical manifestations of these infections that vitamin C dosing must be vigorous and given in extremely high doses. If the disease seems to be winning, then even more vitamin C should be given until symptoms begin to lessen. Obviously, these are viral diseases that would absolutely require high doses of vitamin C intravenously as the initial therapy. The oral administration should begin simultaneously, but the intravenous route should not be abandoned until the clinical response is complete. Death occurs too quickly with the hemorrhagic fevers to be conservative when dosing the vitamin C.”
In the link above, this information is attributed at the end of the article to Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD JD, whose book, Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins: Curing the Incurable, apparently quotes the “anonymous doctor.” I do not have the book myself, but I did look it up and found that it is a real book.
The news media has not told us if Ebola victims are being treated with massive doses of vitamin C or not. But if an outbreak of the Ebola Virus comes near, I would want to have a good supply of 1000mg tablets of vitamin C on hand. I don’t know what Dr. Levy would recommend as a dosage, but no doubt it would be at least 1000mg per hour, which is often recommended for other viruses. (Or just eat 100 oranges each hour.)
Vitamin C is acidic, of course, and can give people diarrhea. To prevent this, there are non-acidic forms of vitamin C such as magnesium ascorbate or calcium ascorbate. Likewise, if you take megadoses of vitamin C, don’t stop taking it all at once, or you may get what is called “rebound scurvy.” Your body creates an enzyme to utilize the megadoses, and if you quit suddenly, that enzyme will continue to be produced until your body figures out that you have stopped taking those megadoses of vitamin C. So when you quit, you can suddenly find yourself deficient. So quit more gradually.
Vitamin C provides the cement that holds your cells together. It gives you good cell wall strength. Scurvy, Ebola, and West Nile Virus are all conditions where your cell walls break down, and you begin to hemorrhage. Vitamin C is a way to help your body defend itself from such conditions.
Vitamin C also creates a negative charge in your cell wall, and since viruses are also negatively charged—and two negative charges repel each other—a healthy cell wall will naturally repel a virus. If the virus cannot “stick” to your cell wall, it cannot harm you.
You can buy vitamin C at many stores, or you can go online to a site created by Servias Ministries at:
Meanwhile, it would be a good idea to boost your immune system and to refrain from a life style that weakens your immune system. Your immune system what God has given you to resist disease and harmful foreign substances such as free radicals. All of the normal anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A, C, D3, and E are designed by God to strengthen your immune system. Prayer is good, and God does heal miraculously at times, but God also expects us to follow the rules of good health that He built into nature itself.
Above all, understand that FEAR wears down the immune system and uses up anti-oxidants that are needed to counter disease. Those who live in fear have a more difficult time maintaining a strong immune system. So live in faith, not fear. Fear is often caused by not knowing what to do. Our fear of the unknown can be countered by obtaining some knowledge. In this case, if we know something about Ebola, and how to defend against it, we can eliminate much of the fear that can make others susceptible to disease.