The Science

Oxygen is fundamental necessity. Humans need oxygen to survive. There is 21 percent oxygen in the air that is all around us. While people with healthy lung function will find that air holds enough oxygen for them to breathe, for other people with respiratory diseases, lung diseases and other health conditions, the oxygen in the air around them is not enough and they need support.

Of course, the air that exists on the ocean or wide open spaces and in the rainforest is very healthy (containing between 30 percent and 35 percent oxygen), the average individual does not live in those optimum conditions, but in cities where the air is polluted with industrial smog and cars and the oxygen level is below 21 percent. This explains why people feel refreshed after a trip to the ocean and forest, especially if that happens to be the Caribbean or Mexico.

Oxygen Bar
An Oxygen Bar gives the effect of being in a rain forest where the oxygen is rich and plentiful. An oxygen concentrator generates high concentrations of oxygen into the air. The concentrator divides nitrogen and oxygen molecules which results in an elevated application of oxygen. Isolating the nitrogen from the compacted air, the concentrator provides supplemental oxygen as it condenses the air in the room to 4 atmospheres of pressure. There are no chemicals added to the air, just pure oxygen.

Effects

Elevated Oxygen therapy can:

  • Raise energy
  • Allow for a more recuperative sleep
  • Allow detoxification
  • Improve digestion
  • Alleviate headaches
  • Relieve nausea
  • Decrease hangovers
  • Expedite muscle recovery
  • Increase the immune system
  • Enhance clarity
  • Add to a feeling of health and wellbeing

THE OXYGEN BAR IS AVAILABLE FOR USE DURING TREATMENT SESSIONS.

Your Oxygen

Changes in our Oxygen
Water, proteins, carbohydrates and energy support the maintenance and generation of our life functions. These four components have a common bond: oxygen, which is the key element to each component.

Oxygen is the creative force behind 80 percent of our metabolic energy production. Since oxygen is a large component to the human body, it is understandable why science now believes that low oxygen levels can have a detrimental effect on the body’s capacity to function properly. A person in good physical health has an oxygen concentration that is three times the oxygen concentration found in air. The earth’s most profuse component, oxygen makes up 50 percent of the earth’s crust and 20 percent of unpolluted air in the environment. Life cannot exist without oxygen! In the book, “O2 Therapies”, Dr. Charles H. Farr, M.D., Ph. D writes, “Oxygen is needed in the body. We can be without food and water for a lengthy time. We can be without oxygen only for a few seconds…it is the spark of life.”

Science is in agreement that our general health and wellbeing is dependent upon oxygen and that oxygen’s role in our lives is crucial. Research confirms that achieving high levels of cellular oxygenation is relevant to maintaining optimum health. Oxygen regulates the body’s metabolic processes. Information is processed in our brains at rates of billions of bits per second. Toxins and waste is expelled from our bodies by the body’s metabolic processes. Oxygen is related to things we take for granted such as the ability to feel, act and think. Energy production in our body requires oxygen.

Blood circulation, nutrient absorption and metabolic and cellular waste removal are all dependent on the role of oxygen in order to maintain proper functions. The ability for the body to reconstruct and continue a healthy and tough immune system depends on the amount of oxygen in the body. While water, food, enzymes, minerals and vitamins are important to good health and long life, it is actually possible to survive for long periods of time without them, but if you take away oxygen, life comes to an end. Oxygen is the one component that you cannot life without! Dr. Eugene Blass, Ph. D., posits in his book, “Oxygen Therapy: Its Foundation, Aim and Result”, “Oxidation is the source of life. Its lack causes impaired health or disease; its cessation, death.”

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The body’s oxygen supply can be affected by:

1. Depletion of the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. Research has revealed that it might be difficult for even the healthiest of people to get the proper amount of oxygen they need from the air today. The air we breathe today is even more polluted than the air just 20 years ago which makes breathing even that much more difficult. Physiologists believe that the human body suffers as it tries to breathe in air that is polluted and oxygen depleted. Interestingly enough, paleontologists have discovered that the oxygen found in Jurassic Era fossilized amber was significantly higher than it is today.

Scientific research suggests that rapid declines in oxygen was a contributing factor in dinosaur extinction, largely due to the fact that the respiratory systems of dinosaurs was incapable of adapting to the lack of oxygen. Is it possible that if oxygen depletion resulted in dinosaur extinction, then the depletion of oxygen in our polluted air could lead to human extinction as well?

2. Oxygen depletion also effects diet as well. More oxygen is used trying to metabolize the preservatives and few nutrients found in junk food. A regular diet of junk food results in the body using up more of its stored oxygen than eating a well balanced and healthy diet would use. There is more than 50 percent oxygen in the makeup of raw vegetables, fruits and complex carbohydrates. While fats have less than 15 percent oxygen, there is between 20 percent and 40 percent oxygen in proteins, depending on the makeup of amino acids. Foods made up of fats and proteins not only have a low oxygen profile, but they also require more oxygen to process to energy, which only uses up more of the body’s oxygen reserve. Processed sugar, caffeinated beverages, alcohol and white flour all deplete the body of oxygen. In short, the body is using oxygen to process these foods rather than using the oxygen to pump the heart, maintain brain function, build a healthy immune system, and make healthy blood flow through the body.

3. Stress depletes oxygen. Whether it is stress at work, home or in other areas of your life, stress (including depression and nervousness) will deplete the body of oxygen. Adrenaline is produced by stress which triggers adrenaline type hormones. These types of hormones require the body to use oxygen to counteract them. Bacterial infections also deplete oxygen from the body.

4. Acidity also impacts the body’s oxygen. People who have high amounts of acid in their system require larger amounts of oxygen to process which can result in the buildup of toxins and the reduction of oxygen. The body deactivates acid with oxygen. In order for this to happen, the body must redirect oxygen from much needed responsibilities such as brain function, healthy blood and keeping the heart beating, to deal with the increased acid issue.

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5. Infection can create a depletion of oxygen. Low oxygen levels for long periods of time can result in an increase of destructive bacteria such as fungi, viruses, parasites and infections. If the body is rich in oxygen, then most bacteria cannot be sustained because they are anaerobic; meaning they have to be in an environment that has little oxygen. Research shows that normal oxygen levels prevent infectious bacteria from growing and spreading. The oxygen makeup of normal healthy blood should have 97 percent oxygen. Hemoglobin molecules which are rich in iron exist within the red blood cells. Nearly 97 percent of the oxygen transported to the red blood cells is connected to the hemoglobin molecules and 3 percent of the oxygen broken down in the blood plasma. Extended periods of low levels of blood oxygen prevents the cells from receiving the right amount of oxygen and cannot fight of an assault of infectious bacteria.

6. Oxygen is depleted when there is a not enough exercise or activity. When we exercise, the body increases its oxygen when we breathe in deeper and harder. The boost in blood oxygen levels is important for two reasons. First, more energy is created with the increase in blood oxygen. Second, more energy means an increase in metabolism. An increase in metabolism means that there will be an increase in waste removal due to an increase in the metabolic rate. Exercise is the conduit for the increase in the oxygen supply that will be used for proper body function. For someone who does not get the proper amount of daily exercise, the body will not be able to properly perform important waste removal duties, which could lead to contamination of infectious bacteria.

It is possible that oxygen depletion could be the contributing factor of illness and disease. In his book, “The Textbook on Medical Physiology”, Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, M.D. states that “All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused from a lack of oxygen at the cell level.” According to Dr. Guyton, oxygen percentages in the atmosphere have diminished. Although science has spent an enormous amount of time debating the effects of the decrease of oxygen levels, studies prove that oxygen levels are depleting at a fast rate, without any indication of stabilizing. The biggest contributing cause to oxygen declination is pollution, which as a result detracts the oxygen needed for metabolism and breathing. An examination of oxygen discovered in amber showed that at in the past oxygen levels were between 35 percent and 50 percent higher than they are today. Before the invention of the gasoline combustion engine in the 1900s, air oxygen levels were nearly 23 percent higher than they are today. Those levels had dropped to 19 percent by the mid 1900s especially in most major cities. Air oxygen levels throughout the world had dropped to 15 percent by the end of the 20th century, with many major cities recording extremely low levels due to pollution at 10 percent. If maintained enduringly, these levels of air oxygen could be the end of life.

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Many oxygen sources needed for sustained life on our planet are being damaged. Atmospheric oxygen is replenished by plants. Plants use carbon dioxide and sunlight in order to grow and multiply. Through plant respiration, oxygen is released into the air. As a result, humans and plants have a special connection. Humans release what plants need to survive and plants produce what humans need to survive. It really is a working relationship! Tropical rain forests like those found in the Amazon, are responsible for the production of approximately 40 percent of atmospheric oxygen.

The obliteration of the rain forests is humanity’s most destructive act against itself. The rain forest is responsible for a large percentage of atmospheric oxygen in the world. New plant growth is the crucial aspect in plant producing oxygen. Mature plants do not put forth the amount of oxygen that new plants provide. As the rain forest is being destroyed and torn down, nothing is being planted. As a result this biological gift from Mother Nature is being killed off without regard of the outcome. Not long ago, the rain forest covered 15 percent of the earth. Now, there is less than 6 percent. Researchers believe that in less than 40 years, the rest of the rain forests will be destroyed. Over half of that has been destroyed, burned and ravaged. It took less than 60 years to devour more than half the world’s tropical rain forests. The devastation has not ceased. Almost a quarter of a million acres of tropical rain forest is burned on a daily basis. In a year, that is over 78 million acres lost forever. It is more than 150 acres a minute. Over 20 percent of the Amazon is destroyed with no end to the destruction in sight. Researchers believe that 20,000 square miles of the Amazon is disappearing each year. Yet, ocean’s plankton is being destroyed at a rate that surpasses the decline of the rain forest and the effect on our oxygen supply is detrimental.

Plankton is a very important part of the food chain in the sea. They are microscopic plants that appear at the first stage of a complex. Plankton is not only a source of food but they are also a very important source of oxygen. Watson W. Gregg is a NASA biologist at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and is considered to be an authority on plankton. Gregg has spent his career studying the relevance of plankton and oxygen production. Gregg has also spent a significant amount of time studying the relationship of increased oceanic temperatures and water pollution caused by humans. As a result of water temperature and pollution, there has been a tremendous reduction in the growth of plankton which as a result has had a significant impact on the world’s carbon sequence. Ordinarily, plants in the ocean use up almost 50 percent of the earth’s carbon dioxide because plants use carbon and sunlight to grow. Growing plants release oxygen into the air. This is called photosynthesis. From satellite observations and ship surveys, Gregg and others have determined that in the last 20 years, in the North Pacific the amount of plankton has already decreased by more than 9 percent and in the North Atlantic, plankton productions has decreased by almost 7 percent. Gregg further determined that in all the major oceans combined, global plankton production had declined more than 6 percent.