Health Benefits of Gold
The earliest records of the use of gold for medicinal and healing purposes come
from Alexandria, Egypt. Over 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians ingested gold for
mental, bodily and spiritual purification. The ancients believed that gold in
the body worked by stimulating the life force and raising the level of vibration
on all levels.
The Alchemists of Alexandria developed an "elixir" made of liquid gold. They
believed that gold was a mystical metal that represented the perfection of
matter, and that its presence in the body would enliven, rejuvenate, and cure a
multitude of diseases as well as restore youth and perfect health.
As many as 4,500 years ago, the Egyptians used gold in dentistry. Remarkable
examples of its early use have been found by modern archaeologists. Still in
favor today as an ideal material for dental work, approximately 13 tons of gold
are used each year for crowns, bridges, inlays and dentures. Gold is ideal for
these purposes because it is non-toxic, can be shaped easily, and never wears,
corrodes or tarnishes.
In medieval Europe, gold-coated pills and "gold waters" were extremely popular.
Alchemists mixed powdered gold into drinks to "comfort sore limbs," which is one
of the earliest references to arthritis.
During the Renaissance, Paracelsus (1493-1541) - who is considered the founder
of modern pharmacology - developed many successful medicines from metallic
minerals including gold. One of the greatest alchemists/chemists of all time, he
founded the school of Iatrochemistry, the chemistry of medicine, which is the
forerunner of pharmacology.
In the 1900s, surgeons would often implant a gold piece under the skin near an
inflamed joint, such as a knee or elbow. As a result, the pain would often
subside or cease altogether.
In China, the restorative properties of gold are still honored in rural
villages, where peasants cook their rice with a gold coin to replenish the
mineral in their bodies, and fancy Chinese restaurants put 24-karat gold-leaf in
their food preparations.
If metallic gold is divided into fine particles (sizes ranging from one to one
hundred billionths of a meter) and the particles are permanently suspended in
solution, the mineral becomes known as Colloidal Gold and exhibits new
properties due to the larger amount of gold surface area available. Colloidal
Gold was first prepared in a pure state in 1857 by the distinguished English
chemist, Michael Faraday. Many uses were found for the amazing solutions of
In the nineteenth century, Colloidal Gold was commonly used in the United States
to cure alcoholism (then called dipsomania, defined as the uncontrollable
craving for alcoholic liquors), and today it is used to reduce dependency on
alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and carbohydrates. In the United States, as far
back as 1885, gold had been known for its healing capabilities for the heart and
improved blood circulation. And gold has been used to treat arthritis
continuously since 1927.
Europeans have long been aware of the benefits of gold in the system and have
been buying gold-coated pills and 'Gold Water' over the counter for well over
In July of 1935, Clinical, Medicine & Surgery had an article entitled
"Colloidal Gold in Inoperable Cancer" written by Edward H. Ochsner, M.D., B.S.,
F.A.C.S. which 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."
Today, medical uses of gold have expanded greatly. It is used in surgery to
patch damaged blood vessels, nerves, bones, and membranes. It is also used in
the treatment of several forms of cancer. Injection of microscopic gold pellets
helps retard prostate cancer in men. Women with ovarian cancer are treated with
colloidal gold, and gold vapor lasers help seek out and destroy cancerous cells
without harming their healthy neighbors.
Every day, surgeons use gold instruments to clear coronary arteries, and gold
-coated lasers give new life to patients with once inoperable heart conditions
Gold has become an important biomedical tool for scientists studying why the
body behaves as it does. By attaching a molecular marker to a microscopic piece
of gold, scientists can follow its movement through the body. Because gold is
readily visible under an electron microscope, scientists can now actually
observe reactions in individual cells.
Some researchers are placing gold on DNA to study the hybrid genetic material in
cells. Others are using it to determine how cells respond to toxins, heat and
physical stress. Because it is biologically benign, biochemists use gold to form
compounds with proteins to create new lifesaving drugs. Gold has been known down
through the ages to have a direct effect on the activities of the heart, and
helps to improve blood circulation. It is beneficial for rejuvenating sluggish
organs, especially the brain and digestive system, and has been used in cases of
glandular and nervous congestion and lack of coordination.
The body's temperature stabilizing mechanism is restored to balance with gold,
particularly in cases of chills, hot flashes, and night sweats.
Colloidal Gold has a balancing and harmonizing effect on all levels of body,
mind, and spirit. It is used to improve mental attitude and emotional states. It
has been reported to promote a feeling of increased energy, will power, mental
focus and libido.
According to many studies, colloidal gold increases mental acuity and the
ability to concentrate. Colloidal gold is thought to strengthen mental function
by increasing the conductivity between nerve endings in the body and on the
surface of the brain.
Gold is an all-natural mineral that is non-toxic and exhibits no interactions
with other drugs, and is easily tolerated by the body.
Dated 26 February 2013