Colds & Flus, Body pH, and Colloidal Silver

Arm & Hammer Baking SodaColloidal silver is an excellent mineral supplement to take when you have a cold or flu. But did you know that having a cold or flu means that your body is almost certainly too acidic? Your body usually becomes acidic before an illness can set in, and the flip side is that you’re not likely to get sick if your body pH is slightly alkaline. So if you are sick, you can be pretty sure that your body pH is acidic. 

On the 0-14 pH scale, 7 is neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic and anything above 7 is alkaline. An ideal body pH is approximately 7.35, which is slightly more alkaline (and therefore less acidic) than neutral. Certain foods and beverages promote a more alkaline body pH, such as lemon water and green superfoods like algae and Moringa. Others make the body more acidic, such as soft drinks, coffee and meat. Stress can also create acidity in the body, which is one of the reasons we must alleviate it as much as we can. Other factors that cause the body to become acidic are alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, caffeine, and chocolate. Do an internet search for an acid/alkaline food chart. I keep one attached to my refrigerator for referencing.

There’s a great little trick you can use to quickly raise your body pH when you begin to feel like you’re coming down with a cold or flu. Doing this can often halt and then reverse the progression of an illness. It’s relatively safe, easy, and very inexpensive. It involves completely dissolving a small amount of baking soda in a glass of water, and then consuming. Since drinking baking soda can neutralize stomach acid needed for digestion, it’s important to drink baking soda at separate times from eating food. I do my best to make sure I take it either one hour before or two hours after a meal. Dr. Mercola, one of my favorite MDs, has an article about this at his website.

In 1925, the Arm & Hammer Company, which is the brand of baking soda I recommend, wrote their suggested dosages for using their product for colds and flus:

  • Day 1 — Take six doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at about two-hour intervals
  • Day 2 — Take four doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
  • Day 3 — Take two doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter ½ teaspoon in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone

I’ve personally used this trick, along with taking colloidal silver, to successfully ward off colds and flus many times. Please comment below and let us know how this works for you, or any other tricks you’d like to share!

15 Responses to Colds & Flus, Body pH, and Colloidal Silver

  1. Joan Thomas November 26, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

    Thank you for this information. I just purchased ph strips and a chart a few weeks ago.

    Also I’m now a fan of your toothbrushes.


  2. Jeannette Peterson May 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    Can you mix colloidal silver with alkaline water?

    • Jonathan Glauser May 30, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

      Hello Jeannette,
      Colloidal silver is best taken by itself and not mixed with anything else that could dilute it. Ideally, you want to take it on an empty stomach, but this is not essential. Always remember to hold the liquid under your tongue for at least 30 seconds whenever you take colloidal silver. But the longer you do this, the better it’s absorbed into your bloodstream. Let us know if you have any more questions.
      Be well, Jonathan

  3. Theresa hayes December 30, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    Hello Jonathan…I would like imformation on colloidal silver for use when lung infection accurs..I’m a bit nervous at getting a nebuliser as yet..I’m not brave enough to I am 8st in weight so how much cs should I take when I’m ill..I can suffer with chest infections at winter time..i would also like to know how long do. Hold under the tongue for best results.

    Thank you

    Theresa Hayes

    • Jonathan Glauser January 3, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

      Hello Theresa,
      When I feel ill in the lungs, I nebulize colloidal silver at least 2-3 times per day. I’ve been nebulizing CS for about 12 years and I’ve had nothing but good results. I feel it’s safe to use occasionally in the lungs. There have been studies that demonstrate the safety of nebulizing CS for the short term, such as a month or less. In my experience, it only takes a few days for my lungs to feel better, then I discontinue nebulizing.

      When taking CS internally, which I would recommend to do in addition to nebulizing, you always want to hold the liquid under the tongue for at least 30 seconds, but the longer the better. I sometimes hold it for a few minutes. Smaller, more frequent doses are better that larger infrequent doses. Follow your intuition when deciding how much to take. I hope this helps.

      Be well,

      • Simon Humphries August 19, 2018 at 8:59 am #

        Thanks for saying about nebulizers, I wanted a way to vape CS. Do you think vaping apricot kernel oil would be a good treatment for cancer in the lung?

        • Jonathan Glauser August 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

          Hi Simon,

          Yes, using a nebulizer with colloidal silver is the best way to administer it to the lungs.

          I eat a few apricot kernels each day, but sorry, we are not licensed medical professionals and cannot make any medical claims.

          Be well,

  4. Danielle Battisti January 15, 2018 at 3:21 am #

    Hi Jonathan, what do you recommend for someone who has exhausted Medicines to help with Interstitial Lung Disease? My Dad is basically Bed ridden at this point. His disease is progressive but I’m not giving up! I just started him on Nebulizing CS.

    • Jonathan Glauser January 22, 2018 at 11:18 am #

      Hello Danielle,

      If I were your dad, I would continue nebulizing CS if it intuitively felt right. Follow intuition to figure out the best dosage schedule. When I nebulize CS, I tend to use a teaspoon at a time, about three times per day or so. But everyone is different so feel what’s right for your situation.

      The only other suggestion I have is to research intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy. It is helpful for certain lung issues but it’s not very well known and it must be performed by a specially trained doctor. It may or may not be helpful for your dad, but you might want to research it just in case.

      Be well,

  5. Kenny April 24, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

    How much of the silver do you take at a time?

    • Jonathan Glauser April 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

      Hello Kenny,

      When I feel the need to take colloidal silver, I generally take approximately one tablespoon at a time. Depending on how I’m feeling, I make repeat this dosage many times throughout the day. Remember to always hold CS under your tongue before swallowing. You may benefit from reading this article on my blog that contains suggestions for use:

      Be well,

  6. chad July 15, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

    Hi this might sound a bit buff but.. I take juice from a lemon, a table spoon of colloidal gold ready mixed with silver, a table spoon honey all mixed in normal tap water with a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate.. I do thai box and I feel it helps on every level.. I just have a tall glass first thing in morning before ido anytime! Whats your take on this cocktail? I have it about trice a week! Thank you

    • Jonathan Glauser July 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

      Hello Chad,

      Yes, that sounds pretty buff to me! But just because something sounds strange to one person, doesn’t mean it won’t work for another. I like all of your ingredients and use them myself, although I typically use them separately. The only thing that doesn’t sound good is tap water. I avoid city tap water as much as possible because it usually contains chlorine and fluoride, two toxic halogens.

      Be well,

  7. kathy apple August 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    Hi, I have epstein barr and cytomegly viruses. I’ve been taking colloidal silver for about 3 weeks but am not sure of the dosage for my body weight. I am 5’2” and 113 lbs. I don’t want to take too much so I’d like to know if there a simple formula for safe dosage of CS? Thanks

    • Jonathan Glauser August 6, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

      Hi Kathy,

      We are prohibited from prescribing dosages, and we cannot make any claims whatsoever regarding specific diseases. Sorry, it’s the law. But I can tell you that most people use anywhere from 1 teaspoon to one ounce at a time. Colloidal silver works best when taken in divided doses throughout the day. Typically, if someone is not getting the desired results, they are not taking enough. Colloidal silver is safe enough to use in larger doses for a short duration if needed, then take a break. Remember to always hold CS under the tongue before swallowing, and the longer the better. Also, it’s best taken on an empty stomach when possible.

      Be well,

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