Infections are either viral or bacterial. To generalize, viral infections are prevented by your lymphatic, or immune system, and preventing bacterial infections is the responsibility of the bacteria in your bowel. (Learn more about viral infections by reading my previous post.)
Sinus infections, some cases of the flu, staph, pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, fungal infections, most cases of diarrhea that last more than three days, and e-coli are examples of bacterial infections.
A healthy bowel eliminates bacterial infections. The good bacteria in your bowel are your “army” that kills off these invaders.
Crutches for infections
Until your bowel and body are healthier, the following crutches can help prevent infections, and they can help you feel better faster if you become ill. Take these as directed on the label, doubling the recommended dose for a few days for best results. These cannot make you feel worse. They also have zero possibility of weakening your immune system, interfering with “immune-suppressant” drugs if you are taking them, or of making you “addicted” to them.
Crutches for bacterial infections include colloidal silver and goldenseal. Bowel Strength contains goldenseal and can be helpful in preventing these infections, but it is possible that you will need something more powerful at times. (Acidophilus does not contain goldenseal, so if you are using this to heal your bowel, you will need to use these crutches too.) Goldenseal can be purchased at any health food store, but not all stores carry colloidal silver. It can be ordered online. Purchase silver that contains 500 ppm/serving.
Colloidal silver has natural antibiotic properties and is generally stronger than goldenseal, and is preferable to use as a crutch for bacterial infections. Recently, a magazine article appeared, as well as coverage on Oprah and the Today show, about a man who turned blue using colloidal silver. This created some unfortunate, unnecessary concern about using this product. The man who turned blue has been taking colloidal silver daily for many years, and has even applied it directly to his skin. If this man healed his bowel, he would not need to use a natural antibiotic for many years. He needs to do this program! Even still, it is impressive that he wasn’t harmed by this extremely large dosage of silver that he has taken. If anything, his story confirms the safety of this product.
You will not turn blue, because you are healing your bowel, and therefore you won’t need to use very much of this product. Unlike him, you won’t need a crutch, like silver, forever!
Take 2 teaspoons of silver a day, or 4 teaspoons if you do not feel better and/or your stools do not firm up by the next day. If you have a bacterial infection, this product should help you within the first two days of taking it. If not, consider that you either do not have a bacterial infection, or that it is bad enough to necessitate the use of a medical antibiotic. Bacterial infections can be much more serious than viral ones and much more difficult to treat naturally. If these crutches do not work for you soon, or you are very ill, go to your doctor and get antibiotics. Don’t take chances with bacterial infections, especially if you have frequently vomiting or frequent diarrhea. This is very dehydrating, and very dangerous. Keep in mind; it is not one round of antibiotics that made your bowel unhealthy. One round of antibiotics is not going to prevent you from healing it, either! Re-read pages 195-196 in “This Works, Crutches Don’t” for a greater explanation of this.
When you are sick, use the right crutch. Taking zinc, which was recommended for viral infections in my last post, for a bacterial infection, or goldenseal for a viral one, is not going to help you. If you are uncertain as to whether your infection is a viral or bacterial one, use crutches for both. It will not hurt you to take one that you don’t need. More commonly, I see clients who are taking a crutch for a viral infection when they have a bacterial infection, and not getting better because of it.
If you are getting bacterial infections often, or are very bothered by them, consider healing your bowel faster. I can assist you with this process, if desired.