How Can I Be Oxygen Deficient When I'm Still Breathing???
Consider this—We can live a few days without water, a few weeks without food, but only a few minutes without oxygen. 90% of our life energy depends on oxygen. All functions of our body are regulated by oxygen—the ability to think, feel, move, eat, sleep, and even talk all depend on energy generated by oxygen.
If you’re living on planet Earth in the year 2006, you’re functioning at some level of oxygen deprivation. Researchers studying glacial core samples and ancient fossilized amber have found air bubbles containing about 50% oxygen. About 100 years ago, available oxygen was estimated to be about 38%; 30 years ago, about 22%. Today, the oxygen content of our air has dropped to an average of 19%-21% in relatively unpolluted environments. In large cities and industrialized areas, oxygen content may be as low as 10%-15%. Scientists believe that if the oxygen content of the air were to drop to 7%, it could not support human life.
Unfortunately, we have accepted this decline and fail to recognize the warning signs our bodies are giving us. Initial symptoms of oxygen deficiency may include overall body weakness, fatigue, circulation problems, poor digestion, muscle aches and pains, dizziness, depression, memory loss, irritability, and bronchial problems. When the immune system is compromised by a lack of oxygen, our body becomes more susceptible to anaerobic microorganisms – viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites. Oxygen deprivation can also lead to life-threatening diseases such as cancer. (Dr. Otto Warburg, two-time Nobel Laureate for cancer research, 1966)
How can you correct this deficiency? First, adopt a healthy style of eating (lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and pure water) and reduce stress to facilitate a proper acid/alkaline balance. A body with the correct pH balance will make the most efficient use of available oxygen, while an acidic body will be forced to use its oxygen reserves to neutralize excess acidity. Next, maintain a healthy weight and engage in daily exercise to encourage your body to use oxygen more efficiently. The more excess fat we carry, the more oxygen deficient we become. Also, remember to breathe deeply—many of us have become “shallow breathers” due to stress and a sedentary lifestyle. Allow your lungs to expand and increase their capacity.
Several types of oxygen therapies are in use today; however most are expensive and must be administered by a medical professional. Some communities have seen oxygen bars spring up, where you can breathe in “flavored” oxygen and sip on oxygenated beverages or water. Oxygenating dietary supplements are also available in liquid and powdered forms and have reportedly helped countless thousands of people maintain or regain their health. Oxygen Elements Max™ is one such product.
When our cells are energized with plentiful oxygen, our body’s oxidative processes are “fired up.” We are able to extract, assimilate, and use more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients from our natural food sources and dietary supplements. Our immune systems are strengthened. We are able to fight off and rapidly eliminate anaerobic invaders. When oxygen purifies our blood streams we can effectively oxidize and flush out harmful waste. Extra oxygen helps to promote a faster recovery from strenuous exercise, injury, and stress. Once we have all the oxygen we need, our energy level dramatically increases. We are calmer, we think more clearly, our ability to concentrate is heightened, and we feel more alert. Our bodies are no longer crying out, “Give me oxygen!”
Susan Summers, Health Educator and Owner of New Leaf Health Source, Member- Puget Sound Wellness Association
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