(NaturalNews) Most people are not as familiar with colloidal gold as they are with its pathogen destroying sister, colloidal silver. However, colloidal gold, which is tasteless and non-toxic, has some amazing benefits for a wide variety of health applications and a long history of use - often in combination with its colloidal sister silver.
Colloidal gold enhances mental ability, focus and mood
Perhaps the most amazing health benefits offered by colloidal gold are enhancements in mental function. Many users, including this author and his partner, find a noticeable improvement in mental focus and in mood. Historical uses as well as scientific studies indicate that there are good reasons for such improvements.
Historically, gold has been used to treat unstable mental and emotional states, such as depression, S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder), melancholy, sorrow, fear, despair, anguish, frustration, and suicidal tendencies. Furthermore, in the study "Effect of Colloidal Metallic Gold on Cognitive Functions: A Pilot Study" published in the Journal of Frontier Sciences subjects scored a whopping average increase of 24 points on standardized IQ tests after being given colloidal gold daily for four months.
A natural stimulant and rejuvenator for cells throughout the body, colloidal gold improves the transmission of electrical signals between nerve cells in the brain. In part, this may be because gold is a catalyst for endorphin-like hormones. Gold also enhances the antioxidant enzyme superoxide desmutase (SOD).
Colloidal gold and cancer
In recent times, colloidal gold has been used both separately and in combination with colloidal silver to help fight many forms of cancer, including prostate and ovarian cancer. It has been theorized that gold helps prevent the spread of cancer by essentially encapsulating cancer cells yet still allowing colloidal silver to penetrate the cells.
In July 1935, the medical periodical Clinical, Medicine & Surgery had an article titled "Colloidal Gold in Inoperable Cancer," which recognized the benefits of using colloidal gold against cancer. The author of the article, Edward H. Ochsner, M.D., Chicago-Consulting Surgeon, Augustana Hospital, stated:
"When the condition is hopeless, colloidal gold helps prolong life and makes life much more bearable, both to the patient and to those about them, because it shortens the period of terminal cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease) and greatly reduces pain and discomfort and the need of opiates (narcotics) in a majority of instances."
Other uses for colloidal gold
Colloidal gold is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and is often used to ease the pains and swellings of arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, and tendonitis. When combined with colloidal silver, it is particularly effective against some forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Obesity is another health condition colloidal gold has also been used as a tool against. In the best-selling book "Materia Medica" authored by Doctors Nilo Cairo and A. Brinckmann, colloidal gold was ranked as the number one remedy against obesity.
Other traditional uses for colloidal gold have included using it for skin health, using it to rejuvenate sluggish organs and using it as a remedy for digestive disorders, circulatory problems, obesity and burns. In former times, gold was even used as an aphrodisiac.
Colloidal gold is also good for dogs
Colloidal gold has been shown to help dogs in many of the same way it helps humans, particularly for joint and back problems such as canine hip dysplasia - where once again, it's best used in combination with colloidal silver. Dogs that are down in their backs will often show marked improvement within a few days when given a few teaspoons of colloidal silver and gold daily - sometimes displaying friskiness not seen in years.
Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year.