Dutch food authority warns against fake flu cures

11th August 2009, Comments 3 comments

Silverwater has not healing properties and cannot help fight swine flu, says local authority.

The Netherlands – The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (VWA) has issued a warning against fake anti-flu drugs.

The authority is investigating internet sellers of so-called "silverwater" as a safeguard against swine flu.

Silverwater, or colloidal silver, is water containing minute particles of silver, which is sometimes taken as a food supplement.

VWA says it has no curative properties, and advises against purchasing the concoction.
The US food authority has traced 127 fake anti-swine flu treatments over the past three months.

More than 1,000 people have died around the world by the A(H1N1) virus, which first surfaced in Mexico in April.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

3 Comments To This Article

  • Sophia Berkati posted:

    on 12th August 2009, 21:26:10 - Reply

    Bill please don't make people afraid! Real news is only available on the internet and many, many doctors are against all this fuzz as well. Those are NOT against it, are afraid of their jobs or just don't use their brains to think. Here's a link in English: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va
  • Bill posted:

    on 12th August 2009, 12:42:02 - Reply

    a) Ignore advice from those who aren't medically qualified.
    b) This flu isn't dangerous unless it kills you
    c) The Dutch authorities have made it very clear that less than 1000 cases of flu have occurred in the Netherlands
    d) those on a normal diet eat enough vitamin C without needing supplemenets.
    e) If you are ill consult your GP.
  • Sophia Berkati posted:

    on 12th August 2009, 09:33:58 - Reply

    This message from the Dutch authorities doesn't really help you if you have or fear the flu. I think you as expats, that find yourselves in a foreign country, should be well informed with serious information about this so-called 'pandemy'.

    First of all there are only a couple of deaths, which is sad, but normal in any flu-period. Second of all this Tamiflu doesn't help against this type of flu, so please don't take it. It's just another chemical stuff.

    What DOES help you against the flu as a prevention, is vitamine C. You can take as large quantities of it as you wish, because your organism will dispose of it if it gets too much and it's not easy to get too much vitamine C. You may take from 1000 until 6000 mg per day without any danger. If you want to know more, search the internet or look into the little booklet "Het gouden boekje voor de gezondheid" by Dr Gert E. Schuitemaker (sorry, in Dutch ...).

    Colloïdal silver doesn't directly help against the flu, but helps you build a very good immune system and it purifies your drinking water from fluor etc. (also in the Netherlands there's fluor in the drinking water!)

    If you already have flu, just take a few days rest and help yourself with camomille tea (or other herbal tea) with lemon and honey. Boil the water with camomille for 2 or 3 minutes and only add the honey just before drinking it. Honey loses its medicinal capacities at high temperatures.

    Good health for you!!!! And please don't be afraid: this flu isn't dangerous at all, it's matter of a couple of days and it'll be over.