The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies [NOOK Book]

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A complete guide to oxygen therapies as a path to optimum health

• Presents new scientific findings of the effectiveness of oxidative therapies in treating heart disease, cancer, herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and diabetes

• Presents the ...
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The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies

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Overview

A complete guide to oxygen therapies as a path to optimum health

• Presents new scientific findings of the effectiveness of oxidative therapies in treating heart disease, cancer, herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and diabetes

• Presents the evolution of these therapies, including positive trends and challenges for the future

• Includes new chapters on using the therapies in dentistry and veterinary medicine

Scientists now agree that most disease states are caused by oxygen starvation at a cellular level. Polluted air, devitalized foods, poor breathing habits, all can lead to chronic oxygen deficiency, a bodily environment in which toxins thrive as the overall immune response is weakened. Though we receive most of our oxygen from the air around us, even deep breathing may not be enough to improve oxygen-starved cells. Oxidative therapies generate the oxygen needed to fight disease and delay the aging process.

The Oxygen Prescription is the only book to place oxidative therapies in the context of holistic health. Completely updated and expanded to include the use of these therapies in dentistry and veterinary medicine, it explores the latest scientific findings that show how ozone interacts with cells when introduced into the bloodstream. It presents treatments that stimulate the body’s own ability to produce ozone to fight cancer, osteoporosis, and hepatitis and provides the evidence of how oxidative therapies are being used to treat heart disease, herpes, HIV, and diabetes. The Oxygen Prescription also shows how to enhance the effectiveness of these treatments through diet and the use of minerals, herbs, exercise, and visualization.

Nathaniel Altman traveled to Germany and Cuba and interviewed scientists from Russia, France, Italy, and the United States to obtain documented scientific evidence and clinical findings on the role of oxygen therapies as detoxifying agents and immunoregulators. He has authored more than 15 books, including A Russian Herbal, What You Can Do About Asthma, Healing Springs, and The Twelve Stages of Healing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Editorial Reviews

Velio Bocci
“Altman’s book offers a responsible, balanced, and broad view of how we should live and care about our health and the valuable uses of oxidative therapies in treating health concerns.”
From the Publisher
“The simplest remedies are often the most effective. How could air not be one of them? Thanks to Nathaniel Altman’s excellent book, you can learn about the full range of oxygen’s healing therapies—from deep breathing to ozone therapy—and their effectiveness in bringing you back to health.”

"[This book] really is a breath of fresh air and well worth the read."

"Altman who presents an intelligent, valuable guide for those seeking alternatives to conventional drugs."

"An unpretentious, valuable guide to ozone and hydrogen peroxide therapies, and a good deal more."

"For the reader looking for alternatives to conventional drugs, whether for treatment or prevention, this book provides a wealth of useful information."

"This intriguing story of the documented scientific studies and clinical findings that Altman has gathered from around the world, is the latest, most reliable, and most accessible information about the therapies, how they work, and what they do to promote the healing process."

"Although the author clearly states that the book is not intended for self-medication, it offers in-depth explanations of various treatment methods and numerous examples of how and where the treatment can be implemented."

“Altman’s book offers a responsible, balanced, and broad view of how we should live and care about our health and the valuable uses of oxidative therapies in treating health concerns.”

author of The Acid–Alkaline Diet for Optimum Christopher Vasey
“The simplest remedies are often the most effective. How could air not be one of them? Thanks to Nathaniel Altman’s excellent book, you can learn about the full range of oxygen’s healing therapies—from deep breathing to ozone therapy—and their effectiveness in bringing you back to health.”
author of The Acid–Alkaline Diet for Optimum Christopher Vasey
“The simplest remedies are often the most effective. How could air not be one of them? Thanks to Nathaniel Altman’s excellent book, you can learn about the full range of oxygen’s healing therapies—from deep breathing to ozone therapy—and their effectiveness in bringing you back to health.”
Alive Books
"This intriguing story of the documented scientific studies and clinical findings that Altman has gathered from around the world, is the latest, most reliable, and most accessible information about the therapies, how they work, and what they do to promote the healing process."
NAPRA ReView
"For the reader looking for alternatives to conventional drugs, whether for treatment or prevention, this book provides a wealth of useful information."
The Book Review
"An unpretentious, valuable guide to ozone and hydrogen peroxide therapies, and a good deal more."
So Young!
"Altman who presents an intelligent, valuable guide for those seeking alternatives to conventional drugs."
Christopher Vasey
“The simplest remedies are often the most effective. How could air not be one of them? Thanks to Nathaniel Altman’s excellent book, you can learn about the full range of oxygen’s healing therapies—from deep breathing to ozone therapy—and their effectiveness in bringing you back to health.”
Huw Griffiths
"[This book] really is a breath of fresh air and well worth the read."
Gunnel Minett
"Although the author clearly states that the book is not intended for self-medication, it offers in-depth explanations of various treatment methods and numerous examples of how and where the treatment can be implemented."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594778643
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded Third Edition of Oxygen Healing Therapies
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 616,200
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Altman traveled to Germany and Cuba and interviewed scientists from Russia, France, Italy, and the United States to obtain documented scientific evidence and clinical findings on the role of oxygen therapies as detoxifying agents and immunoregulators. He has authored more than 15 books, including The Honey Prescription, A Russian Herbal, What You Can Do About Asthma, Healing Springs, and The Twelve Stages of Healing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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FROM CHAPTER 11

Cancer

One of the most controversial areas in oxidative therapy is the treatment of cancer. Many patients turn to therapeutic ozone and hydrogen peroxide as a last resort when conventional medical therapies have failed. In such cases, their cancer is often far too advanced for these therapies to work, leading people to believe that the therapies are ineffective in treating cancer in general.

Physicians have treated cancer with hydrogen peroxide and ozone therapy for decades. One rationale behind the use of oxidative therapies to treat cancer is based on the discovery made by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg, that the key precondition for the development of cancer is a lack of oxygen at the cellular level. Here is some of the clinical evidence that supports the concept that ozone and hydrogen peroxide can assist in the treatment of cancer, either alone or as an adjunct to traditional or alternative cancer therapies.

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE STUDIES

Early cancer research at the Baylor University Medical Center in Texas began in the early 1960s with Dr. J. W. Finney and his associates. An article discussing their findings, published in the Southern Medical Journal in March 1962, spoke of the value of hydrogen peroxide as an adjunct to radiation therapy for treating cancer. “The Use of Hydrogen Peroxide as a Source of Oxygen in a Regional Intra-arterial Infusion System” revealed that cancer cells become more sensitive to irradiation in the presence of increased oxygen tension produced by hydrogen peroxide.

Phases I and II of the study involved laboratory animals. In Phase III of the study, doses of hydrogen peroxide diluted in water were administered intra-arterially to patients suffering from a variety of carcinomas. The researchers noted increased regional oxygenation, which led them to believe that there is an “increased therapeutic ratio” in malignant tumors receiving radiation when oxygen levels of the affected area are increased with hydrogen peroxide.

A related Baylor University cancer study (this time with large, inoperable abdominal tumors) was undertaken using intra-arterial hydrogen peroxide and irradiation. The researchers wanted to see if hydrogen peroxide could shrink the tumors and make them amenable to surgery. Two of the three patients in the study experienced a shrinkage of their tumors and underwent successful operations to remove them. One of the patients experienced no changes after four weeks and was sent home to die. To everyone’s surprise, he began to improve over the next several months and the tumor began shrinking considerably. The doctors later removed the shrunken tumor with no complications.

Another early study was done at the Tottori University School of Medicine in Japan in 1966. Fifteen patients suffering from maxillary cancer (cancer of the nasal cavity and/or jaw) were given intra-arterial infu-sions of hydrogen peroxide daily for ten days followed by daily injections of mitomycin C (Mutamycin), an antibiotic showing anti-tumor activity. A control group of twenty-nine received the anti-cancer agent alone.

Operations were then done to remove and analyze the tumors. Of the fifteen cases treated with hydrogen peroxide and Mutamycin, eight showed almost a complete disappearance of the tumor, while six experienced a partial reduction. One had little change. By contrast, of the patients who received the anti-cancer drug alone, six experienced complete disappearance, twenty-one patients had partial reduction, and two showed no response.

The anti-tumor effects of hydrogen peroxide were also studied by Dr. Carl F. Nathan and Dr. Zanvil A. Cohn at Rockefeller University in New York City. In their paper, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in 1979, they wrote, “Hydrogen peroxide contributes to the lysis [destruction] of tumor cells by macrophages [immune cells that devour pathogens and other intruders] and granulocytes [white blood cells that act as scavengers to combat infection] in vitro.” (In a later in vivo experiment, they found that 8 milligrams of hydrogen peroxide was able to kill more than 90 percent of P338 lymphoma cells.

At the same time, Nathan and Cohn’s research led them to conclude that hydrogen peroxide could exert a “direct anti-tumor effect in vivo and thereby prolong the survival of the host [the patient].” They added that “hydrogen peroxide can synergize in vivo with certain anti-tumor drugs already in use.”

The results of a study undertaken at the University of California at Irvine on the ability of hydrogen peroxide to kill cancer cells associated with Hodgkin’s disease were published in the June 1989 issue of Cancer. Dr. Michael K. Samoszuk and his colleagues from the Department of Pathology took cell suspensions taken from twenty-three lymph nodes of living patients and subjected them to a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide. They found that a substantial killing of the infected cells took place after only 15 minutes of incubation.

In 2001, a group of researchers from the Department of Life Sciences at Nottingham Trent University in England injected hydrogen peroxide solutions into solid tumors in mice and found that the solutions had the potential to cause tumor cell death without generating dangerous by-products. They were very impressed with the findings and concluded that hydrogen peroxide was a potent cytotoxic agent: “H2O2 can act as an anticancer drug with two distinct advantages over conventional therapeutic agents: [it] produce[s] minimal short- and long-term side effects and is relatively cheap and cost-effective.”

An unusual report on a combination study of breast cancer cells was reported in the journal Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation in 2003. In this study, researchers at Jackson State University in Mississippi explored the combined effect of oxidative stress (with hydrogen peroxide) and Nigella sativa (“Love in the Mist”), a medicinal herb from the Middle East, on breast cancer cells. Measurements of cell survival were conducted using standard cell culture techniques, which revealed that a combination of hydrogen peroxide, ethanol, and Nigella sativa could effectively inactivate the cancer cells. “In conclusion, N. sativa alone or in combination with oxidative stress were found to be effective in vitro in inactivating MCF-7 breast cancer cells, unveiling opportunities for promising results in the field of prevention and treatment of cancer.”

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Table of Contents


Foreword by Velio Bocci, M.D.
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART ONE
Foundations


1 Foundations of Oxidative Therapies
2 What are Oxidative Therapies?
3 Ozone: Properties and Uses
4 Ozone in Medicine
5 How is Ozone Therapy Applied?
6 Hydrogen Peroxide
7 Hydrogen Peroxide in Medicine
8 How is Hydrogen Peroxide Administered?
9 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

PART TWO
Oxidative Therapies in Medicine


10 Cardiovascular Diseases
11 Cancer
12 HIV/AIDS
13 Infectious Diseases
14 Musculoskeletal Problems
15 Neurodegenerative Disorders
16 Diabetes
17 Gynecology and Obstetrics
18 Lung and Bronchial Diseases
19 Diseases of the Skin
20 Eye Diseases
21 Diseases of the Ear
22 Other Health Problems
23 Accidents, Injuries, and Wound Healing
24 Athletic Performance, Preventive Health, and Healthy Aging
25 Dentistry
26 Veterinary Medicine

PART THREE
A Holistic Protocol

27 Body Cleansing
28 An Oxygenation Diet
29 Nutritional Supplements and Healing Herbs
30 Exercise and Breathing: Oxygenation and Oxidation
31
Emotions, Mind, and Spirit

CONCLUSION
The Future of Oxygen Therapies

APPENDIX 1 Oxygen Products, Services, and Applications

APPENDIX 2 Resources

Notes
Index
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