I must admit that I was not familiar at all with the power of oxygen as it relates to health and performance.
I find it important to study and research wellness especially with the state of our "Health Care System" or better yet our "Sick Care System" Why is this important to me? I ask this question so I don't waste your time.
I believe that without health, you have nothing.
Everything else can be achieved if you have your health.
To that end, it makes sense to study it.
Root Cause - Have you ever considered the treatment for cancer? Millions of dollars per year are donated to cancer research and some of it is excellent yet over 700,000 people will die from it in the United States.
The treatment for cancer is to poison it (Chemo-therapy), burn it (Radiation) and cut it out (Surgery).
Have you ever thought about the root cause? The treatment gets rid of the cancer as a symptom but the root cause usually is not addressed.
Environmental Factors - Are you familiar with Doctor Oz? He has a daytime TV show about health.
One of his colleagues Dr.
Hyman talks about core root causes of disease like heavy metal toxicity, mineral deficiencies and acidity in the body.
The food supply, pollution and stress are key factors that need to be reviewed to attain true health and address root causes of health problems.
Flood Your Body with Oxygen has a ton of information about the benefits of Oxygen along with case studies.
The book is too massive to review in full so I will point out a few key factors.
Why Oxygen? - The premise of oxygen therapy is so simple that it seems too easy to be true.
Here it is - Anaerobic disease cannot live in Aerobic environments.
In English, this means that fish cannot live out of water and we cannot live underwater.
Water born viruses, bacteria and other disease cannot live in oxygenated environments.
Think of the environment being your blood steam and lymphatic system.
The brain runs on oxygen and glucose.
You can survive without eating for 30 days, water for 7 days but go without oxygen for a few minutes and you end up with severe brain damage and most likely death.
Oxygen is the backbone to health and the environment does not provide enough.
Oxygen Therapies include food grade 35% Hydrogen peroxide, Ozone, Hyperbaric Chambers and oxygen supplements.
PH Acid / Alkali - Anthony Robbins has done a ton of research on alkalinity in the body.
The benefits are extraordinary.
Example: In a highly acidic body, cholesterol forms to protect the artery walls.
A symptom remedy is to take Lipitor and make the drug companies rich.
This does nothing to address the cause which is a highly acidic environment.
Alkali foods and oxygen therapies reduce acid.
Case Studies - Ed profiles hundreds of case studies on HIV and Cancer patients that were on the brink of death that utilized Oxygen therapies and survived.
You do not have to be sick to do this.
OxyWater is a drink that has tons of testimonials from athletes that use it to improve their oxygen intake and performance.
Politics & Money - Sick care is big business.
It takes an investment of $800 million dollars to get an FDA approval.
How do companies do that when Oxygen therapies like H2O2 can be utilized for 10 cents per day? How do you patent these therapies when they are common knowledge and not patentable? The answer that Ed gives in his book is that you discredit these therapies and push expensive medical ones.
Some of the commercials for prescription drugs are sickening.
You take Abilify to help with depression but your head may explode and you may die but take it anyway.
It is absolutely ridiculous.
Before I do any book reviews on health, I do like to test things on my own.
First I wanted to do the 35% Hydrogen Peroxide cleanse outlined in the One Minute Cure (see website).
I did this and my energy levels sky rocketed.
I was able to write my first book with this extra energy because I felt the extra brain power because of the oxygen.
Now, a couple of caveats, #1 - this could be a placebo effect and #2 - my first book may suck but I will continue to use these therapies because they make sense.
I will report back because each year I typically get a cold twice per year.
Ed mentions that he has not been sick in 15 years yet before oxygen therapies, he got sick often.
I am very curious if this works and will let you know since I am only 90 days into this.
Also, I was able to improve my PH alkali reading with Oxygen.
Tony Robbins travels the world and sees millions of people each year and does not get sick either.
He is a big proponent of alkali blood.
The key is to have a clean internal environment so disease cannot grow.
I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THESE SIMPLE CONCEPTS WORK ON ME OVER THE LONG HAUL.
I hope you have found this short summary useful.
The key to any new idea is to work it into your daily routine until it becomes habit.
Habits form in as little as 21 days.
One thing you can take away from this book is water born disease cannot live in oxygen rich environments.
There are several research papers and this is a well-known fact.
I encourage you to be responsible for your own wellbeing and health because nobody cares as much as you do.
You cannot help others if you don't have your health.