84- Silver's Antimicrobial and Healing Properties with Dr. Gordon Pedersen

84- What is Alkaline Silver?

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

September 19, 2019

Silver isn't just for jewelry and silverware. For thousands of years, silver has been used as a healing modality and an anti-microbial agent.

Silver isn't a lost healing agent either. It isn't a woo-woo magical metal. In fact, silver is used in many burn treatment centers to help reduce infection and to repair the skin. It is also used in surgeries as a coating for temporary and permanent devices.

So are there other uses for silver, or is it only good for burns and surgeries?


Other Uses For Silver

While using a silver gel can be great for burns, it can be used for many issues as well.

For instance, if you get bug bites, it can help to reduce the itching and the bumps.

Or if you have a vaginal yeast infection, it can be used to reduce the yeast overgrowth.

If you have silver in a liquid form, then you can use it internally or even diffuse it into the room.

These are all different ways that our guest and I dive deeper into in this episode!

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How silver can be good for our health
  • Differences between acidic silver and alkaline silver
  • Does silver kill off our good microbiome
  • Different ways to use silver and what it can be used for


  • [2:15] Our guest holds 5 doctor's degrees
  • [4:30] How can silver be used in a health form
  • [7:00] Why is structured water important
  • [8:30] Silver is usually acidic, why is alkalized silver better
  • [10:00] Liquid silver can kill bacteria, yeast, and some viruses
  • [11:15] How does silver differentiate between bad bacteria and the good bacteria like the microbiome
  • [14:15] Does acidic silver break down the microbiome
  • [15:00] Different ways to potentially use silver, especially during cold and flu season
  • [16:45] Can you have too much silver
  • [19:30] It takes 2 minutes of contact from silver to break down bacteria. If you have a UTI, do you need to hold your urine in to make it effective
  • [21:15] Can you experience die-off when using silver
  • [24:00] What are some symptoms that people would do well with by taking silver
  • [25:30] You can use silver gel instead of hand sanitizer, and it doesn't create resistant bacteria
  • [29:30] How do you use silver to get rid of vaginal yeast infections
  • [30:45] If everyone uses silver, will this create superbugs
  • [37:00] Learn about Dr. Gordon's morning routine

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts may not be 100% Accurate)

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Dr. Gordon Pedersen uses silver as an antimicrobial agent to fight off bacteria, viruses, and fungus.

Dr. Gordon Pedersen uses silver as an antimicrobial agent to fight off bacteria, viruses, and fungus.

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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