COLLOIDAL SILVER IN THE NEWS PART 2 - COLLOIDAL SILVER FOR MENOPAUSE
POTENTIAL OF COLLOIDAL SILVER TO HEAL HOT FLASHES LONG AFTER MENOPAUSE STARTS.
Unfortunately, some women (perhaps 25 percent) will continue to have hot flashes 15 years out from the start of menopause. There are many treatments for hot flashes, but although estrogens are the most effective, the risk of starting hormone replacement at age 65 is considerably higher than at age 50, so most clinicians are uncomfortable prescribing them.
Before thinking about medication, however, many women (and a few men, such as those on hormonal treatment for prostate cancer) have found non-medicinal ways to deal with them, one of which is Colloidal Silver.
Silver was used to combatting bacteria for thousands of years, up until the advent of antibiotics, which supplanted its use. Silver impedes the metabolic process in bacteria, and as such prevents reproduction even if it doesn’t kill them, but that it is much less toxic to “higher” organisms such as humans.
Natural antibiotics are a term we hear a lot in integrative and functional medicine community. As integrative and functional medicine gain popularity, and as we learn more about the downside of traditional antibiotics—like overprescription and the rise of antibiotic resistance—patients are asking more and more about natural antibiotic therapy, so let's dive in.
What is an all-natural antibiotic?
This is a term used to describe plants, herbs, supplements, or other natural substances that display powerful antimicrobial properties. This means they can help fight viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections. Furthermore, functional and integrative medicine experts often recommend them for infections like mild UTI’s, travelers’ diarrhea, candida infection in the gut, or to use right at the first sign of a cough, sore throat, or cold.
Example of all natural antibiotics
Colloidal silver (essentially, colloidal silver is silver particles suspended in water) is frequently used in the integrative medicine world when warding off bacterial infections. Historically, silver has been used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic, and although studies have shown that it's great at attacking antibiotic-resistant bugs like MRSA. It also has antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.