Friday, December 19, 2014

The Dangers of Nanotechnology

The Dangers of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is still in its early days, and whether it will be of value to resource-poor countries is still hotly debated. Critics argue that when millions of people in countries like India or those in Sub-Saharan Africa are dying because of a lack of access to even basic healthcare, investing in cutting-edge technologies is a ludicrous waste of money. And experts are concerned that the toxicity of nanoparticles to human health and the environment has not been studied extensively enough.

For instance, a 2004 report by the UK Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering recommended that nanoparticles and nanotubes cylindrical carbon molecules be treated as hazardous waste.

Some drugs can now be delivered through 'nanovehicles'. For example liposomes, which can deliver the drug payload by fusing with cell membranes, have been used to enscapsulate HIV drugs such as stavudine and zidovudine in vehicles ranging from 120 to 200 nanometres in size. Since both these drugs have short half-lives, the liposome coating could potentially make them active for longer periods. While Doctor's Choice Progest Liposome Cream does use liposomal delivery, there are no nanoparticles.

However, nanotechnology carries risks, the primary one being lung damage. Studies have shown that most nanoparticles migrate to the lungs. Other organs are susceptible to damage as well. Instead of inducing apoptosis, nanoparticles induced autophagy, a process that degrades damaged materials in a cell. Scientists have found that sometimes an overactivity of this destruction process leads to cell death.

One area where nanoparticles seem to be growing is colloidal silver. Still, studies show cause for concern. Nanosilver may damage mitochondria, which leads to DNA damage.

This is why customers should be on the lookout for non-nano Colloidal Silver. Doctor's Choice Colloidal Silver (not yet available in Doctor's Choice) has no nanoparticles. Instead, we use a homeopathic preparation, which is electrically charged with 20 ppm silver ions. The beauty of taking electrical (20 ppm) and homeopathic charged molecules is the energy transference through hand mixing. This combination adds a two-fold potency, compared with just electrically charged molecules. The suspended silver mimics and works with our own immune system, charging it upon delivery and without nanoparticles.

When illness threatens to put a damper on your holiday, turn to Life Choice Colloidal Silver for a safe, reliable immunity alternative.


Doctor's Choice is a professional line of natural therapeutic medicines. They are high quality  nutraceuticals that are exclusive only to naturopath doctors and clinicians.

The product line is complimentary to the Life Choice  brand that was introduced into the marketplace over 25 years ago by Dr. Eldon Dahl a  trained naturopath and the founder and CEO of the Life Choice and Doctor's Choice brand of high quality professional, therapeutic medicines.

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