Silver in your diet:
By Walter Sorochan

Silver is not recognized as an essential nutrient for human health and well-being. Nutrition analyses do not include information about the amount of silver in foods. However, the recent articles professing silver having a profound affect on human health encourage one to think that we need to review including silver as an essential nutrient. [ 72. Guidelines for Prudent Dietary Silver Intake ]

Whole wheat and mushrooms contain relatively large amounts of silver, and have been a part of our diet for many ages. [ 1. Apsley ] But most persons may not ingest enough silver to have an impact on their health. Possible deficiency may contribute to numerous health problems but this is poorly documented. [ 60. Tichy ] | [ 58. The Ultimate Antibiotic: A Modern Medical Miracle ]

The nutrient content and quality of foods has declined dramatically since the second world war.  This is due to a change in farming techniques that have depleted the mineral content of farming soils and the commercial  preparation and adulteration of food. 

The Senate Document No. 264 (1936) states, "The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat."

In fact, up to 80% of the mineral content in our foods has been lost since the early part of the last century. Thus, our diet may be providing much less than 88 mcg silver daily.