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Oxygen is the most vital element required for human life and it is the key to good health. We can survive without water for a week and go without food for a month, but we can only live a few minutes without oxygen. Oxygen is the life-giving, life-sustaining element. All body activities require oxygen. Through oxidation, the body generates heat and energy from its fuel, and disposes of wastes and microbes.

Our bodies are two-thirds water. Of that water, ten per cent is blood and ninety per cent is lymph. Since the water in our bodies is itself 8/9 oxygen by weight, we are therefore composed of over 50% oxygen. The best way to optimize health is to oxygenate every cell in our body.

The more oxygen we have in our system, the more energy we produce, and the more efficiently we can eliminate wastes. Good health is dependent on the production, maintenance and flow of energy, which is produced by the oxidation of sugar. Oxidation is central to metabolism, circulation, respiration, digestion, assimilation and elimination. Oxygen purifies the blood, keeping it free of cellular waste buildup. Sufficient oxygen allows the body to rebuild itself and maintain the immune system. Healthy cells require sugar, amino acids, minerals, hormones, enzymes and oxygen.

The Cause of Cancer

The link between insufficient oxygen and disease has been firmly established. Insufficient oxygen can result in anything from mild fatigue to life-threatening disease. Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931 and again in 1944 for discovering the cause of cancer. He said, & quote; Cancer has only one prime cause. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of body cells by an anerobic (oxygen-less) cell respiration." Once the level of oxygen available to a cell drops below 60% of normal, the cell is forced to switch to an inferior method of energy production -- fermentation. The cell can never be returned to the proper oxidation system, and loses its governor on replication. It begins to reproduce copies of itself wildly, a condition we call cancer. Dr. Warburg pointed out that any substance that deprived a cell of oxygen was a carcinogen, if the cell was not killed outright. He stated in 1966 that it was useless to search out new carcinogens, because the result of each one was the same, cellular deprivation of oxygen. He further stated that the incessant search for new carcinogens was counter-productive because it obscured the prime cause, lack of oxygen, and prevented appropriate treatment.

Confirmation of Dr. Warburg's Work

The National Cancer Institute endorsed Dr. Warburg's findings in 1952. This research was continued by Dr. Harry Goldbatt, who published his findings in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in 1953. His research confirmed that lack of oxygen plays the major role in causing cells to become cancerous. Dr. Albert Wahl said, "Disease is due to a deficiency in the oxidation process of the body, leading to an accumulation of toxins. These toxins are ordinarily burned in normal oxidation.& quote; Dr. Wendell Hendricks of the Hendricks Research Foundation wrote: & quote; Cancer is a condition within the body where the oxidation has become so depleted that the body cells have degenerated beyond control. The body is so overloaded with toxins that it sets up a tumor mass to harbor these poisons and remove them from general activity within the body. & quote; Dr. Hendricks further states, "The true cause of allergy is a lowered oxidation process within the body, causing the body to be sensitive to substances entering. Only when the oxidative mechanism is restored to a higher state of efficiency can the sensitivity be eliminated." Dr. Strphen Levine stated, "Hypoxia, or the lack of oxygen in the tissues, is the fundamental cause of all degenerative diseases."

Dr. Norman McVea said, "When the body has sufficient oxygen, it is able to properly eliminate toxic wastes from the system. Natural immunity is enhanced when the system is not burdened with a heavy buildup of toxins."

In the August 22, 1980 edition of the scientific journal "SCIENCE," Vol. 209, there was a report written by DR. Michael Carpendale entitled: "Ozone Selectivity Inhibits Growth of Human Cancer Cells." It stated, in part, " The growth of human cancer cells from lung, breast and uterine cancers was selectively inhibited in a dose-dependent manner by ozone at 0.3 to .8 parts per million of ozone in ambient air during eight days of culture. Human lung diploid fibro-blasts served as non-cancerous control cells. The presence of ozone at 0.3 to 0.5 parts per million inhibited cancer cell growth at 40 and 60% respectively. The non-cancerous lung cells were unaffected at these levels. Exposure to ozone at 0.8 parts per million inhibited cancer cell growth more than 90% and control cell growth less than 50%. Evidently the mechanisms for defense against ozone damage are impaired in human cancer cells."

The evidence from these doctors' research is conclusive. Oxygen plays the primary role in health and well-being. It is important to note that fear, worry and depression all interfere with free breathing and thus reduce oxygen uptake.

Achieving Superoxygenation

How can we ensure that our bodies are sufficiently oxygenated to eliminate toxins and prevent or cure disease? Scientific studies have proven repeatedly that medical ozone, properly introduced into the body in repeated applications, removes accumulated toxins and inactivates viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, protozoa and carcinomas in disease cells. All harmful bacteria and viruses are anerobic and cannot thrive in an oxygen-rich atmosphere.

What is Ozone?

Chemically, ozone is oxygen with an extra molecule added. Electically, ozone is oxygen with a higher energy level. It is unstable and highly reactive.

There is a cycle of oxygen just as there is a cycle of water. Oxygen is released in photosynthesis by land plants and ocean phytoplankton (mostly diatoms), and rises up in the atmosphere about 25-30 miles, where it is energized by a part of the ultraviolet spectrum of energy from the sun, producing ozone. Ozone is heavier than air and begins to descend. It immediately atteches itself to airborne particles if it contacts them, oxidizing them, cleaning the air. If it encounters water vapour, it can attach itself to it, forming hydrogen peroxide. Rain and snow both contain hydrogen peroxide naturally. That is why plants grow better from rain water than from irrigation.

At ground level, ozone attaches itself to all pollutants, oxidizing them and cleaning the air. It has been incorrectly blamed for smog. Ozone is present in smog only transiently at around 25 parts per hundred million.

Carbon monoxide is present in smog at about 3000 parts per hundred million, and hydrocarbons at about 100 parts per hundred million. Smog is produced by the photoelectric effect of the sun's rays acting on carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere, which are the end products when hydrocarbons are burned.

Ozone cannot be produced in the internal combustion engine because the hydrocarbon fuel quenches the spark gap. The ozone that exists in the atmosphere is produced by nature and it is attracted to pollutants because of opposite charge -- it attempts to oxidize them and clean the air. The problem is one of too little ozone to complete the job, not too much.

Ozone is also created near the ground by lightning. The fresh smell in the air after a thunderstorm is ozone. The amount of ozone created in an average thunderstorm is about three times the safe limit according to US EPA regulations.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide, the partner to ozone, is more properly called oxygen water, since it is water with an extra oxygen molecule. It is found in rain and snow; the water at Lourdes; in fresh fruit and vegetables; and in clostrum, the first milk that a mother produces, where it provides a defense against infection until the baby's own immune system develops and is able to produce its own hydrogen peroxide. In the body's immune defense, hydrogen peroxide is released by T-cells to destroy invading bacteria, viruses and fungi. Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide on encountering particulates in blood. Hydrogen peroxide is formed in the body by microbodies called peroxisomes, which combine water with oxygen, if sufficient oxygen is available. The importance of a high level of oxygenation is obvious. In the large intestine, acidophilus lactobacillus produces hydrogen peroxide which keeps the ever-present candida yeast from multiplying out of control. When candida spreads out of the intestine, it escapes the natural control system and can gain a foothold in the organs of the body, causing what is called chronic fatigue syndrome and allergic hypersensitivity. Bathing in hydrogen peroxide is the best way to get it into the body, and is inexpensive. The recommended rate is 8 oz. of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a tub of unchlorinated water, soaking 30 minutes. Up to 3% hydrogen peroxide can be made by bubbling ozone through cold water for a period of time. The medical uses of hydrogen peroxide were pioneered in this century by Dr. Edward Carl Rosenow who did research and treatment at the Mayo Clinic for 60 years, and who wrote many papers on the medical uses of hydrogen peroxide. Used together, ozone and hydrogen peroxide offer the world a bright and healthy furture in the coming century.

Diseased Cells What distinguishes diseased cells from healthy ones? All cells derive their energy from glucose, but healthy cells burn glucose in oxygen by oxidation, while unhealthy cells ferment glucose anaerobically, producing large amounts of lactic acid. Fermentation produces only 1/6 the energy of oxidation, so cancer cells are perpetually starving for energy, and consequently have huge appetites for sugar. This wasteful metabolism becomes self-sustaining and dominant unless the oxygen level is sharply increased. Healthy cells which have sufficient oxygen and nutrients manufacture an enzyme coating around them that protects them for invasion. These enzymes are catalase, reductase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. So long as a cell maintains this enzyme coating around itself, it is safe from invasion by viruses, and ozone cannot harm it. Oxygen-starved cells are unable to produce enough enzymes to fortify their cell wall and are thus more vulnerable to invasion by the always-present viruses. Disease microbes have no enzyme coating. When ozone is introduced into the area, it attacks microbes without a coating and diseased cells with deficient cell wall enzymes. It oxidizes them, allowing them to be cleared from the body.

Free Radicals

Free radicals are atoms with unpaired electrons, a natural occurance in biochemical reactions. There could be no chemical reactions and thus no life without free radicals. The properties of free radicals vary widely. Some are toxic to all living cells, others only to the most vulnerable cells. Singlet oxygen is highly reactive beneficial free radical that acts as a scavenger of other harmful free radicals. The oxygen combines with them to render them harmless, thereby protecting cells from damage.

The so-called anti-oxidant enzymes are gaining in popularity as nutritional supplements due to vigorous promotion. They are not anti-oxidant at all, but rather free radical scavangers and enzyme enhancers. They have been shown to help protect marginally healthy cells from general free radical damage. Superoxide dismutase in particular has helped reduce a variety of disorders; normally it is among the body's most plentiful enzymes. In any case, it does not address the cause of the problem: oxygen starvation at the cellular level, which causes the cells to be too weak to make the enzyme coatings that protect them.

Finally, the psychological consequences of convincing people that oxygen is detrimental to health when it is the most important requirement for life have not been addressed in any way. The limbic system, or midbrain, controls both the emotions and the immune system. We must never engender fear with inaccurate statements regarding health, as is so often done by the media with their periodic waves of 'carcinogen panic.' As Dr. Warburg stated clearly in 196, this approach is detrimental to public health.

Repeated treatments with ozone are required because viruses and bacteria seem to be more susceptible at different stages of their growth cycle. Ozone lasts in the body for only a very short period of time, oxidizing toxins, before turning back into oxygen, so it must be reintroduced repeatedly over a period of weeks or months. Medical ozone is completely safe and non-toxic to humans when generated by proper non-contaminating equipment and administered with proper protocols. It has been shown to be completely safe even when a dosage many times greater than the proposed human dosage is administered.

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