We take liquid minerals (angstrom sized) in our home for health maintenance, and for fighting flu and cold. My daughter and husband have the most recent 'flu/cold' (the cough that won't go away.) We don't use traditional medicine in our home to the extent that we can avoid it. [I have a web page on my attempt to rid myself of this flu/cold on my website, Your Health And Tech Friend on a page I titled: Yikes! I've got a cold. I didn't do well, I'm still learning the proper use of minerals.] Last night, I'd just gotten to bed, and our daughter began to cough. I'd given her some minerals just before bed but she was coughing again. I got out the bottle of liquid copper, and brought her about a half ounce in a glass of 'angstrom sized' liquid copper. After drinking it, maybe 5 minutes later she coughed again... (I was tired, I thought "oh, maybe it won't do it.") But that was it, she fell asleep. She slept through the night. That was approx. 10:30pm (4/1/12) it is now 8:15 a.m. (4/2/12) and she is not coughing and she is sleeping in. My 16 year old daughter and husband have been battling this cough/throat congestion for two weeks. Family members who have this cough, and have gone to doctors, have been given antibiotics (just this past two weeks,) and it has not helped the cough. This seems to be a virus, which is not stopped by antibiotics. That was why we knew we would not receive help from a trip to the doctors. We've been using colloidal silver, colloidal zinc and colloidal copper; alternating the use of these. We are in the northeastern part of Ohio with family in near southern ohio.
Now, liquid minerals have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Just as some herbs, such as oragano have antiviral, so do minerals, of course colloidal silver does. I got online this morning and requested if (some viruses respond better to certain minerals rather than others... i.e. copper than zinc, or silver; I looked up whether some minerals resist certain bacteria better than other minerals.) I found the article below (from Wikipedia.)
Note: copper was the last thing she had at 10:30 last night. If you read the items below, I've highlighted the part(s) that are most understandable to the layman's eye, it looks as if copper "has the ability to destroy" certain bacteria/strains of microbes... ' such as the influenza A virus, adenovirus, fungi, staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staphylococcus, clostridium difficile..'. some of those are easy to recognise and are familiar, I've not heard of clostridium difficile, but I think it is something common. Yes, (It is a common virus rivelling MRSA as a hospital-acquired infection.)
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P.S. I think colloidal copper is the answer to this current strain of virus!
P.P.S. There is much to research and learn before using any alterntive avenues. www.yourhealthandtechfriend.com is a magazine for enlightening, uplifting and entertaining. We are not a medical source and do not promote the use of any alternative medical care or any particular products. If you have a medical condition, you must see a medical doctor.
P.P.S. I believe that foods high in copper, zinc and other minerals would be highly beneficial in staying healthy or in regaining health.
P.P.P.S. I've had diarrhea myself since yesterday (this is now 2:30 pm) I've taken the liquid copper, several times; about a tablespoon at a time, and it is under control. My daughter is feeling better; no cough; resting her voice, as it had become laryngitis. I'll update this entry soon.
"...Copper alloy surfaces have
"...Clostridium difficile, an anaerobic bacterium, is a major cause of potentially life-threatening disease, including nosocomial diarrheal infections, especially in developed countries. C. difficile endospores can survive for up to five months on surfaces. The pathogen is frequently transmitted by the hands of healthcare workers in hospital environments. C. difficile is currently a leading hospital-acquired infection in the UK, and rivals MRSA as the most common organism to cause hospital acquired infections in the US It is responsible for a series of intestinal health complications, often referred to collectively as Clostridium difficile Associated Disease (CDAD).
The antimicrobial efficacy of various copper alloys against Clostridium difficile was recently evaluated. The viability of C. difficile spores and vegetative cells were studied on copper alloys C11000 (99.9% copper), C51000 (95% copper), C70600 (90% copper), C26000 (70% copper), and C75200 (65% copper). Stainless steel (S30400) was used as the experimental control. The copper alloys significantly reduced the viability of both C. difficile spores and vegetative cells. On C75200, near total kill was observed after one hour. On C11000, near total kill was observed after 3 hours. On C70600, near total kill was observed after 5 hours. On C26000, near total kill was achieved after 48 hours. On stainless steel, no reductions in viable organisms were observed after 72 hours (3 days) of exposure and no significant reduction was observed within 168 hours (1 week).
Main article: Influenza A virus
Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infectious disease from a viral pathogen different from the one that produces the common cold. Symptoms of influenza, which are much more severe than the common cold, include fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. Influenza can cause pneumonia, which can be fatal, particularly in young children and the elderly.
After incubation for one hour on copper, active influenza A virus particles were reduced by 75%. After six hours, the particles were reduced on copper by 99.999%. Influenza A virus was found to survive in large numbers on stainless steel.
Once surfaces are contaminated with virus particles, fingers can transfer particles to up to seven other clean surfaces. Because of copper’s ability to destroy influenza A virus particles, copper can help to prevent cross-contamination of this viral pathogen.
Main article: Adenoviridae
Adenovirus is a group of viruses that infect the tissue lining membranes of the respiratory and urinary tracts, eyes, and intestines. Adenoviruses account for about 10% of acute respiratory infections in children. These viruses are a frequent cause of diarrhea.
In a recent study, 75% of adenovirus particles were inactivated on copper (C11000) within 1 hour. Within six hours, 99.999% of the adenovirus particles were inactivated. Within six hours, 50% of the infectious adenovirus particles survived on stainless steel.
The antifungal efficacy of copper was compared to aluminium on the following organisms that can cause human infections: Aspergillus spp., Fusarium spp., Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans. An increased die-off of fungal spores was found on copper surfaces compared with aluminium. Aspergillus niger growth occurred on the aluminium coupons; growth was inhibited on and around copper coupons...."...
"...Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a dangerous bacteria strain because it is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. Recent strains of the bacteria, EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16, are highly transmissible and durable. This is of extreme importance to those concerned with reducing the incidence of hospital-acquired MRSA infections.
In 2008, after evaluating a wide body of research mandated specifically by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), registration approvals were granted by EPA in 2008 granting that copper alloys kill more than 99.9% of MRSA within two hours.
Subsequent research conducted at the University of Southampton (UK) compared the antimicrobial efficacies of copper and several non-copper proprietary coating products to kill MRSA. At 20 °C, the drop-off in MRSA organisms on copper alloy C11000 is dramatic and almost complete (over 99.9% kill rate) within 75 minutes. However, neither a triclosan-based product nor two silver-containing based antimicrobial treatments (Ag-A and Ag-B) exhibited any meaningful efficacy against MRSA. Stainless steel S30400 did not exhibit any antimicrobial efficacy.
In 2004, the University of Southampton research team was the first to clearly demonstrate that copper inhibits MRSA. On copper alloys — C19700 (99% copper), C24000 (80% copper), and C77000 (55% copper) — significant reductions in viability were achieved at room temperatures after 1.5 hours, 3.0 hours and 4.5 hours, respectively. Faster antimicrobial efficacies were associated with higher copper alloy content. Stainless steel did not exhibit any bactericidal benefits."...