Oxygen and Cancer




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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

Oximeter Blood Oxygen Test
If you have cancer, what is your blood oxygen level?

Below 60%

Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth, research suggests. - Science Daily May 3, 2012

Ketogenic diet, calorie restriction plus oxygen shrinks tumors

"...we routinely see the blood of patients change color as they improve in their health." - Dr. Donsbach, page 66.

Anemia is a shortage of red blood cells. Cancer patients with anemia are 65% more likely to die. - Cancer. 2001 Jun 15;91(12):2214-21

Radiation and chemotherapy often cause anemia.

As part of your annual physical, your doctor should order a blood test for hemoglobin. Low hemoglobin is anemia. Hemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell that transports oxygen.

"We know about hydrogen peroxide, but, frankly speaking, we are a profit motivated company and there is no profit in hydrogen peroxide." - Major Drug Company, quoted in McCabe, page

Hydrogen peroxide is water with extra oxygen attached. The formula for water is H2O, and for hydrogen peroxide is H2O2.

In the 1950's, Dr. Reginald Holeman gave cancerous mice hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water. In 60 days the tumors disappeared. - McCabe, page 11.

In the 1980's, Winifred Wirth repeated Dr. Holeman's experiment twice with the same results. - McCabe, page 11.

The response of a tumor to chemotherapy or radiation is directly related to the level of tumor hypoxia. More hypoxia corresponds with greater resistance to treatment as well as increased tendency to metastasize. Testing the level of tumor hypoxia prior to treatment allows dosage of drugs or radiation to be adjusted.

Mice who receive hydrogen peroxide in their drinking water grow much larger and live twice as long. - McCabe, page 34.

3% H2O2 can be added to pets' drinking water at the rate of 1 ounce per quart of non-chlorinated water. - Dr. David Williams.

"We know it is oxygen which does the work of normalizing the joints in arthritis." - Dr. Donsbach, page 37.

Dr. Edward C. Rosenow, author of 450 published medical papers and an associate at the Mayo Clinic for over 60 years...proved over 80 years ago (1914) that bacteria could be found consistently in the lymph nodes that drain joints. He was probably the first scientist to postulate that H2O2 would help arthritis because of its ability to supply oxygen to oxygen-hating organisms causing arthritis (streptococcus viridans). - Dr. Douglass, page 6.

Streptococcus viridans are one of the many kinds of oral bacteria that cause health problems throughout the body when they enter the bloodstream.

The use of oxidative therapies clinically was first documented during the great flu outbreak of 1918-1920. During that time a British physician in India was able to cut the death rate of influenza and pneumonia by 50 percent using intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy.

Putrefactive bacteria that break down our body when we die thrive in the absence of oxygen.

Viruses are "anaerobic" creatures which thrive in the absence of oxygen.
- Dr. Kurt Donsbach

Yeast, mold and fungus live in an anaerobic environment.

Most strains of harmful bacteria (and cancer cells) are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2. - Dr. David Williams

Suppression of Oxygen/Ozone Therapy

Oxygen is FREE. Obtain all you can by ALWAYS using the full capacity of your lungs when you breathe. Slow, deep breathing.

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) dissolves dental plaque, creates healthy gums, and whitens teeth. A combination of baking soda, xylitol and hydrogen peroxide makes a good toothpaste.

Add to your bath water one pint to one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide. It invigorates, relieves pain, and stimulates your mind. It reduces stiffness and soreness like no other treatment. We give all our patients a whirlpool bath with the equivalent of one gallon of the 3% in it every other day. - Dr. Donsbach, page 43.

"6 fluid ounces of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is equivalent to 2 quarts of 3%..." - Dr. Donsbach, page 46.

"Use 6 fluid ounces of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a bathtub full of rather warm water. Be sure that the area you have problems with is fully immersed and soak for 20 minutes or more. I have seen joints that are stiff and sore relieved in just a few baths. Skin problems also respond to this form of use, including rashes, eczema, psoriasis, athletes foot, etc." - Dr. Donsbach, page 46.

" ...do not use more than 15 drops (of 35% H2O2) per enema bag of water." - Dr. Donsbach, page 47. (Editor's note: Healthy intestinal and vaginal bacteria are aerobic and will not be harmed by oxygen. In fact, they will appreciate it, whereas their anaerobic competition will be destroyed.)

An effective douche or enema solution can be made using 3 tablespoons of three percent H2O2 in one quart of distilled water. - Dr. David Williams

"If you have a respiratory problem, use 12 ounces of the 3% hydrogen peroxide in one gallon of water in a cool mist vaporizer. It will be very beneficial in a wide variety of conditions such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc." - Dr. Donsbach, page 49.

Robert Stroud, the Birdman of Alcatraz, healed birds with hydrogen peroxide and sodium perborate. Sodium perborate in water creates hydrogen peroxide. - McCabe, page 11.

Obesity is actually the biggest killer disease. Overweight people are twice as likely to contract a disease. Clean healthy bodies utilize food more efficiently and effectively. Highly oxygenated people require less food. - McCabe, page 87.

When the body lacks sufficient oxygen, then the body adapts. Foods and wastes are incompletely oxidized and a chain reaction towards ill health begins.

A few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the ears may help remove ear infections.

Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse blood transfusions have been saved by hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Their limited blood supply became saturated with oxygen and the hypoxia (lack of oxygen) was removed.

12 drops of 35% hydrogen peroxide in a quart of milk may be an alternative to pasteurization.

"Ozone selectively inhibited the growth of human cancer cells." - Rao Sweet, et al, Science, 1980.

"The FDA won't spend a dime on ozone research, but they spent over $1 million intimidating, harassing, and persecuting me alone." - Dr. Jonathan Wright

Researchers have found that, for some reason, the addition of copper to peroxide increases the lethality of peroxide on bacteria by 3,000-fold. - Dr. Douglass, page 63.

There is a definite correlation between mental clarity and more oxygen in the blood.

Hypoxemia or, as Olney called it, "blocked oxidation," followed by fermentation of sugar in cells, is the prime factor in malignant, viral, bacterial, and allergic diseases. - Dr. Douglass.

Being able to increase arterial oxygen levels following a stroke can dramatically influence the degree of brain damage. - Dr. David Williams Alternatives November 2001.

"My wife is quite faithful in tending her roses. She sprays them with a very dilute solution - 8 tablespoonfuls of 3% hydrogen peroxide in a gallon of water - and has the finest roses in the neighborhood. You should also spray the ground at the base of your plants. Spray the same solution on cut flowers and add a little to the water to make them last 50% longer." - Dr. Donsbach, page 49.

The friendly aerobic bacteria in your garden soil will be killed by the chlorine in chlorinated water. It is better to water your garden with oxygenated water.

President's Choice "Green" bleach sold by Loblaw's contains no chlorine. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. The label describes the product as "color-safe, active oxygen bleach".

Chlorination of drinking water removes oxygen. Cooking and over-processing of our foods lowers their oxygen content.
- Dr. David Williams, Alternatives, June 1992.

Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany has shown that for proper cellular utilization of oxygen to take place, our diets must contain adequate amounts of unsaturated fatty acids. - Dr. David Williams, Alternatives, June 1992. (Use flax oil in your salad dressing to get the omega-3 essential fatty acids recommended by Dr. Johanna Budwig)

DMG (Dimethylglycine) is an inexpensive nutritional supplement that strengthens the body in a wide variety of ways, including helping to prevent hypoxia (low oxygen) by improving oxygen utilization. For this reason, DMG is often used by athletes, however virtually everyone would benefit from supplementing their diet with DMG.

MSM is another nutritional supplement that is often found to increase energy, as well as provide other health benefits.

There are two kinds of iodine used by different parts of the body - elemental iodine and potassium iodide. The use of potassium iodide to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine only does half the job. It would be better if medical authorities advocated the use of Lugol's solution (a mix of iodine and potassium iodide) so that the breast, ovary and prostate which use elemental iodine are also protected from radioactive iodine. - editor, Alkalize for Health

Iodoral is Lugol's iodine in tablet form. Look for Iodoral on the Internet and at amazon.com

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The brighter red the color of your blood, the more oxygen it carries. The darker its color, the less oxygen it carries.

Arterial blood is generally a brighter red because it has recently passed through the lungs. Venous blood is generally a darker red because it has passed through the capillaries where the oxygen is transferred from the blood to the tissues.

"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception." - Dr. Otto Warburg, quoted in Philpott, page 74.

"Deprive a cell 60% of its oxygen, it will turn cancerous." - McCabe, page 192. "Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous". - Dr. Otto Warburg. Read Dr. Warburg's papers in our Library: Lecture 1, Lecture 2.

When the oxygen saturation of blood falls, conditions become ripe for the creation of cancer. Oxygen is removed from the arterial blood as it passes through the capillary system. If arterial blood is deficient in oxygen or if the blood flow is restricted by blocked arteries, then tissues oxygenated by the latter stages of the capillary system may be so deprived of oxygen as to become cancerous. Damage to the arteries also helps cancer spread throughout the body. (See The Terrible Two: Cancer and Circulation).

To help prevent disease and promote health, get yourself a finger pulse oximeter. They are not expensive. Look for a reading of 100%. "Healthy individuals have a blood oxygen level of between 98 and 100 as measured by a pulse oximeter, but cancer patients routinely show only 60."

The finger pulse oximeter works by measuring wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin. After you have purchased your oximeter and measured your blood oxygen level, please put your result in the poll below in the left hand column.

"Intracellular pH usually is slightly lower than plasma pH because the metabolism of the cells produces acid, especially H2CO3. Depending on the type of cells, the pH of intracellular fluid has been estimated to range between 6.0 and 7.4. Hypoxia of the tissues and poor blood flow to the tissues can cause acid accumulation and, therefore, can decrease intracellular pH." - Guyton & Hall, page 386.

The oxygen transport system from the lungs to the cells can be interrupted at numerous points, so there are many opportunities to deny oxygen to cells. Also, there are many ways that cells and their mitochondria can be directly damaged, thereby reducing the cells' ability to utilize the oxygen that is available.

Basically, the blood needs to circulate quickly and contain plenty of red blood cells that are fully saturated with oxygen. Then the oxygen needs to transfer by osmosis to alkaline lymph, where it is picked up by cell membranes made of healthy fats. Then the oxygen is absorbed into cells that are free of carcinogens and full of the nutrients required for healthy cellular respiration. See our page 12 Approaches to a Healthy Heart and Circulatory System.


Normal Metabolism vs. Cancer Metabolism

"The fuel on which the body's cells run is called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP must be created by all cells, including cancer cells, for energy. The biochemical process in which ATP is created is called oxidation phosphorylation and is oxygen-dependent. Healthy cells require the conditions of alkalinity and high molecular oxygen (O2) to produce ATP and function properly. In contrast, non-oxygen-respiratory organisms - like cancer cells - make ATP by fermentation phosphorylation, which requires the conditions of acidity and low oxygen to function, and actually produces additional acids." - Philpott, page 75.


Cellular Respiration

The human body's main fuel is a simple sugar called glucose. Glucose comes from the plants we eat. Through photosynthesis, plants use light energy to produce glucose and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water.

Carbon dioxide + water + energy -- glucose + oxygen

6CO2 + 6H2O + energy --► C6H12O6 + 6O2

Plants then use the glucose to create cellulose and complex carbohydrates. When we eat the plants, the complex carbohydrates are broken down by our digestive system into glucose. Then this food energy is converted to chemical energy by a series of reactions known as cellular respiration. Aerobic respiration uses oxygen.

Glucose + oxygen --► carbon dioxide + water + energy

This reaction occurs in mitochondria in cells. Aerobic respiration extracts the maximum amount of energy from glucose, because the molecule is completely broken down. 

When the supply of oxygen is insufficient, there is a back-up system known as anaerobic respiration, that can release energy without oxygen.

Glucose --► lactic acid + energy

This reaction occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell. It does not put any extra pressure on the respiratory or circulatory systems, because it does not produce carbon dioxide. Cancer cells have either wholly or partially switched to anaerobic respiration. Enzymatic decomposition of glucose in the absence of oxygen is known as "fermentation", though in humans the end result is the production of lactic acid, not alcohol, because we lack the enzymes to produce alcohol.

Glucose --► ethanol + CO2 + energy (plants and fungi only)

"The ideal task of cancer therapy is to restore the function of the oxidizing systems in the entire organism." - Dr. Max Gerson, page 7. 

The energy derived from glucose is carried around the cell in the form of a chemical called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Aerobic cellular respiration creates as many as 36 ATP molecules from each glucose molecule, and anaerobic respiration creates only 2 ATP molecules. Anaerobic respiration releases only a small fraction of the available energy. Cancer cells must feel very tired!

So what causes cancer? The process starts when insufficient ATP is being made by the mitochondria. This could be the result of a lack of oxygen, lack of mitochondria, damaged mitochondria, or other reason. Faced with insufficient energy, the cell will begin to produce ATP through the anaerobic fermentation of glucose. In the early days if the mitochondria start making enough ATP it is possible for the cell to switch back to aerobic metabolism. However, if the cell divides while still fermenting glucose, then the daughter cells will now be irreversibly anaerobic. The entire cell adapts to this new situation just to survive. Even though these cells are cancerous, they are benign.

How does the benign cancer become malignant? The unhealthy part of the body naturally becomes inflamed. Inflammation attracts healing (immortal) stem cells from the bone marrow. These stem cells depend on cues from the environment to guide their differentiation and development. In the increasingly anaerobic, acidic and toxic cancer-causing environment, what follows is "a downward spiral of metaplasia (the conversion of normal to abnormal tissue); dysplasia (emergence of a precancerous growth); and finally carcinoma (frankly malignant cancer, capable of metastasizing)." Only a tiny minority of the cells in a tumor are capable of starting a new tumor. These tumor-inducing cells are the poorly differentiated bone marrow stem cells that in the cancer environment have become "cancer stem cells". Angiogenesis (the creation of new blood vessels) is simply the body's inflammation response in overdrive as the body tries to cleanse and repair a situation that is very difficult to fix.

Once cancer is established in the body there are a number of factors that can promote proliferation. There are two kinds of cells that are most susceptible to proliferation. These are fat cells and cancer cells which can both multiply endlessly. According to Dr. Servan-Schreiber, factors that promote proliferation include consumption of sugar and white flour which feed both cancer and fat cells, sedentary lifestyle, consumption of too much omega 6 oil relative to omega 3, lack of sunshine and vitamin D, chemical pollution in the body (tobacco, alcohol, plus pollutants in food, air and water), and the feeling of helplessness/hopelessness in the face of terrible stress. These can be addressed with a ketogenic diet which avoids sugar and white flour, exercise, consumption of omega 3 oils & avoidance of omega 6 oils, exposing the skin to sunshine in moderation without sunscreen & consuming supplementary vitamin D, avoiding tobacco & alcohol & chemical pollutants, plus having an effective means to deal with stress.

In addition, Dr. Servan-Schreiber discusses a study lead by Dr. Dominique Boivin. Dr. Boivin spent many years in his multimillion dollar lab putting droplets of chemicals and drugs into petri dishes filled with cancer cells and watching what happened. Finally he invested in a juicer and started putting droplets of juice from various vegetables into his petri dishes. Dr. Boivin found the following vegetables have a significant inhibitory effect on cancer cell proliferation: asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, curly cabbage, fiddlehead, garlic, green bean, green onion, kale, leek, radish, red cabbage, rutabaga, spinach, and yellow onion.

In addition to preventing proliferation, it is necessary to remove the cancer. Extract of the herb feverfew kills malignant stem cells. You can grow feverfew in your garden. Extract of feverfew is available on the Internet. Pancreatic enzymes (Dr. Beard) and vitamin B17 (Dr. Krebs) should be effective. See 1, 2, 3, 4. The entire 8 step program for cancer is needed to deal with all aspects of this situation.

"Adequate consumption of specific food compounds, including vitamins A and D, genistein, green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), sulforaphane, theanine, curcumin, choline, and possibly many others, may suppress cancer stem renewal."- Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, page 416.

Athletes are very familiar with anaerobic metabolism. When the aerobic capacity of muscles is exceeded, then it is supplemented by anaerobic metabolism. Lactic acid produced by anaerobic metabolism builds up in the muscles and causes soreness. During rest after a workout the body washes away lactic acid, the metabolism slows and the anaerobic metabolism ceases. In time, the body responds by strengthening the muscles and increasing the number of mitochondria in the cells.

However, when ill health in the form of poor circulation and damaged mitochondria causes anaerobic metabolism to commence, the anaerobic metabolism is likely to continue for a long time, even indefinitely. The buildup of acid in the anaerobic tissues may accelerate the loss of health and the further decline of aerobic metabolism. The fermentation of glucose in cells can give rise to many ill health conditions up to and including infections and cancer.

Cancer does not originate in cellular DNA. Proof of this comes when you swap the nucleus of a healthy cell with the nucleus of a cancer cell. The cancer cell with a healthy nucleus remains cancerous. The healthy cell with a cancer cell nucleus remains healthy (See Dr. Thomas Seyfried, pages 3-4).

To the extent that cellular DNA is involved in cancer, we would suggest that this is a consequence of disturbed epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of how factors in the environment of DNA can modify the expression of the DNA. Genes can be upregulated or downregulated, turned on or off, or mutated. Vitamin D, for example, modulates about 3,000 genes. Obviously, a cell in the process of switching from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism is changing its gene expression. However, this alteration is the result of emerging cancer, not the cause of it. The whole thrust of the Alkalize For Health website is to modify epigenetics in a manner to strengthen health and remove disease. To accomplish this we work on cellular DNA, mitochondrial DNA and microbiome DNA. When all three areas of DNA are functioning in such a way as to support your health, the result can be super health.

"If you understand epigenetics, you don't need the pharmaceutical industry." - Dr. Bruce Lipton

Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin, the chemical in blood that transports oxygen. Anemia can be caused by insufficient nutrients (iron, zinc, vitamin B12, folate) in the diet, poor absorption of these nutrients by the digestive system, bleeding, kidney failure, and other problems. Vitamin B17 supplementation encourages the formation of red blood cells by the body (Griffin, page 108).

A nutrient called Dimethylglycine (DMG) improves oxygen utilization within cells and thereby reduces lactic acid formation. Supplementing the diet with DMG together with B vitamin supplementation (folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12) yields many health benefits including cancer prevention, inhibition of cancer metastases, improved heart health, increased energy, improved oxygenation of the tissues, and improved mental functioning. DMG is very economical and we recommend it for everyone.

Cancer can be developing in the body for many years before the tumor is large enough to be noticed. This is a reason why a cancer prevention diet and lifestyle are so important for everyone. Once cancer has taken hold, getting rid of it is far more difficult than preventing it would have been.

For more information regarding cellular respiration, see our section on Hydrazine Sulphate. Hydrazine sulphate blocks a key enzyme in the liver that converts lactic acid back into glucose. This is why we suggest that the ketogenic diet and hydrazine sulphate complement each other. Also, you can do a search of the Internet for subjects such as cellular respiration, citric acid cycle, cellular biology and ATP, fermentation, lactic acid fermentation, cellular metabolism and fermentation, adenosine triphosphate, healthy mitochondria, Dr. Otto Warburg, ketogenic diet, etc.




Calorie Restriction

Calorie restriction is both anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic. Search the Internet and YouTube.com for more information. 

"The transition from glucose to ketone bodies as an energy source is an ancestrally conserved adaptation to food deprivation that permits the survival of normal cells during extreme shifts in nutritional environment. Only those cells with a flexible genome, honed through millions of years of environmental forcing and variability selection, can transition from one energy state to another. " - Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D. The ketogenic diet restricts carbohydrates and instead relies on healthy fats for energy. Healthy cells can derive energy from either fats or carbohydrates, but cancer cells have lost this flexibility. Cancer cells totally rely on glucose. This is why we suggest that a ketogenic diet may be helpful to prevent cancer. The fat most easily absorbed and utilized by the body is called Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil. There are indications that ketone bodies are a more efficient source of energy compared to glucose, and they are anti-inflammatory due to reduced oxidant production.




Nutritional Support For Cellular Respiration

If you search the Internet for cellular respiration you will learn about glycolysis, the Krebs cycle (also known as the citric acid cycle) and the electron transport chain. Basically what happens is that a molecule of glucose is split in half (glycolysis), and then processed by the Krebs cycle, in preparation for the production of ATP in the electron transport chain of the mitochondria. Nutritional support for this process can take the form of nutrients, coenzymes and antioxidants.

There is a nutritional supplement called "Enzymatic Therapy Krebs Cycle Chelates" that contains many of the nutrients required. This supplement contains 14 minerals (calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, sodium, potassium, boron and vanadium) chelated with citrate, fumerate, malate, succinate, and alpha ketoglutarate.

Also helpful are all the B vitamins (including B12), DMG (Dimethylglycine), Omega 3 essential fatty acids, L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol), alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K2.

In our opinion, the antioxidant that is most economical and most effective is Earthing.




Causes of Cellular Damage

There are many things that can damage a cell and its mitochondria. These include oxygen deprivation, nutritional imbalances, physical trauma, toxic chemicals, allergic reactions, radiation, infections, parasites, and more. Lack of essential fatty acids directly damages cell membranes because cell membranes are made of these lipids. When the essential fatty acids are missing from the diet, cells have no choice but to substitute inappropriate fats into their structure, resulting in type II diabetes and perhaps cancer. If the cellular damage involves mitochondria, thereby interfering with production of ATP, then this can cause significant damage to the cell because ATP is needed for important cellular processes such as membrane transport, lipogenesis and protein synthesis. With damaged mitochondria, for its very survival the cell has no choice but to revert to the more primitive system of anaerobic respiration that is characteristic of cancer cells. Sometimes the damage is reversible, in which case the cell can be healed. Sometimes the damage is irreversible, and a way must be found to destroy the cell. Also, the causes of harm to the cells must be removed to prevent repeated damage or damage to additional cells. For more information, do an Internet search for mitochondrial damage, tissue injury, etc.


The Benefit of Intermittent Fasting

"What we're talking about is: how do you prevent yourself from getting cancer? And what you're saying is exactly what I've said in the book. As long as you can keep the mitochondria healthy - which is when you're burning fat and ketones - oxygen free radicals within the mitochondria go down.

Also, there is a stimulation of autophagy within the cells. The dysfunctional mitochondria are consumed within the cell. And the biomolecules within those dysfunctional mitochondria are then distributed to the healthy mitochondria and the healthy components of the cell. So, we're actually eliminating the dysfunctional mitochondria and replacing them with a highly efficient energy system within the cell. This happens on therapeutic intermittent fasting...

...This not only targets and kills cancer cells. I mean, this makes neurons in the brain healthy to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease. This is all linked to the same basic general phenomenon that too much glucose in the bloodstream is not healthy. It leads to inflammation. It leads to cardiovascular disease, which is linked to triglyceride accumulation. It's linked to a lot of things. It's also linked to dysfunctional mitochondria, which is the origin of cancer." - Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D. page 10 - 11.

(Intermittent fasting is eating every other day. On the eating day, most people will not eat two days worth of food, so over two or more days of intermittent fasting the total food consumption will be reduced.) 

Intermittent fasting bolsters brain power.


Nutrients for Healthy Mitochondria

Oxygen is necessary for cellular respiration and energy production, but it must be carefully handled within the cell or the mitochondria will be damaged. Five nutrients necessary to restore and maintain healthy mitochondria are:

  • L-carnitine - for the proper oxidation of fats within cells
  • Coenzyme Q10 - is necessary for the synthesis of ATP, and prevents free radical damage within the cell 
  • Alpha lipoic acid - helps regenerate vitamins E and C after they are oxidized 
  • Vitamin E - protects cell membranes from free radical damage. Try to get non-synthetic vitamin E with mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols.
  • Vitamin C - inhibits the oxidation of cholesterol and supports production of the antioxidant glutathione.

These nutrients should be available in your local health food store. Heart specialist Dr. Stephen Sinatra frequently writes about these nutrients in his newsletter. His website is www.DrSinatra.com.

Dr. Sinatra also recommends Earthing and considers Earthing to be the original anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. By regularly grounding the body to the Earth, the body is provided with a lifetime supply of free electrons that neutralize free radicals.

Dr. Sircus recommends far infrared light for its ability to penetrate the body and stimulate oxygen consumption by the mitochondria. Dr. Sircus cites research indicating that mitochondrial dysfunction is a factor in many disease conditions.

L-carnitine is made in the body from the amino acid lysine. Lysine is destroyed by heat, so you will only get it from raw foods. Cold-processed whey powder and pea protein powder are good sources of amino acids. Coenzyme Q10 is found in sardines, eggs, whole grains, spinach and many other foods. If you take coenzyme Q10 supplements, look for ubiquinol which is better than ubiquinone. Food sources of Alpha lipoic acid include spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, peas, Brussels sprouts, and rice bran. Vitamin E is found in whole grains, nuts, seeds, asparagus, spinach and other green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is found in fruits, berries, and tomatoes.

Many drugs deplete coenzyme Q10. Poison your mitochondria with pharmaceuticals.

New research shows that coenzyme PQQ works with coenzyme Q10 to maintain and rejuvenate cellular mitochondria. 


"To prevent cancer it is therefore proposed first to keep the speed of the blood stream so high that the venous blood still contains sufficient oxygen; second, to keep high the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood; third to add always to the food, even of healthy people, the active groups of the respiratory enzymes; and to increase the doses of these groups, if a precancerous state has already developed. If at the same time exogenous carcinogens are excluded rigorously, then most cancers may be prevented today."
- Dr. Otto Warburg

"Of what use is it to know the prime cause of cancer? Here is an example. In Scandinavian countries there occurs a cancer of throat and esophagus whose precursor is the so-called Plummer-Vinson syndrome. This syndrome can be healed when one adds to the diet the active groups of respiratory enzymes, for example: iron salts, riboflavin, nicotinamide, and pantothenic acid. When one can heal the precursor of a cancer, one can prevent this cancer. According to ERNEST WYNDER 3) of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York, the time has come when one can exterminate this kind of cancer with the help of the active groups of the respiratory enzymes."
- Dr. Otto Warburg

Editor's note: riboflavin, nicotinamide, and pantothenic acid are all B vitamins. For more information see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Since B vitamins work together as a group, a B complex supplement may produce best results.


"...vitamin K2 serves as a mitochondrial electron carrier, thereby helping maintain normal ATP production in mitochondrial dysfunction...". - Dr. Kate Rheamue-Bleue


Flax Oil / Omega 3

"Without these fatty acids, the enzymes in the breath cannot function and we asphyxiate, even when given extra oxygen, as for example in hospitals. The lack of these highly unsaturated fatty acids paralyses many vital functions. Primarily, it cuts off the air we breath. We cannot survive without air and food nor can we survive without these fatty acids - that was proven long ago." - Budwig page 8.

Read about Dr. Johanna Budwig's famous flax oil and cottage cheese recipe.

Flax oil "attracts oxygen at the cell membrane and transports oxygen into the cell." - Charlotte Gerson page 179. 


Vitamin C is needed for the synthesis of carnitine, which is required for long-chain fatty acids to enter mitochondria where they are used for energy production. - Annals of Internal Medicine 114:909-910, 1991. Most cancer patients are deficient in vitamin C. Without vitamin C supplementation, nearly every human will experience sub-clinical scurvy.

The conversion of vitamin C into carnitine takes place in the liver. If you have cancer, your liver is probably not functioning properly. Charlotte Gerson claims that people do not get cancer until liver function has been reduced to about one third. There are things you can do to restore liver health.

Read more about healthy mitochondria.


Cellular Metabolism is Controlled by Thyroid Hormones

The rate of cellular metabolism and energy production is regulated by thyroid hormones. These hormones are deficient in many people because their body has insufficient iodine to produce them. The result is fatigue, depression, overweight, dry skin, cold hands or feet, hair loss, brittle nails, puffy eyes, constipation, brain damage and a lower IQ. There is a simple way to correct iodine deficiency that you can read about here.

However, even if you have enough iodine, you may still have insufficient thyroid hormones due to the presence of iodine blockers in your diet. Chlorine and fluoride are iodine blockers commonly added to municipal drinking water. Bromide is an iodine blocker used to bleach white flour for bread. These chemicals compete with the uptake of iodine and slow the production of essential thyroid hormones. Certain foods have the same effect, such as soy products that can interfere with the absorption and assimilation of iodine. For healthy cellular metabolism, you need a healthy thyroid gland producing abundant thyroid hormones.


In the body, iodine is displaced by fluorine, chlorine and bromine. These four minerals are known as "halogens". The smaller the atomic weight, the more reactive is the element. Here are the atomic weights of the four halogens:

fluorine 18.99


chlorine 35.45


bromine 79.90


iodine 126.70



"Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical."
-  Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, U.S. National Cancer Institute

"CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride"

"Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine."
- U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality

"In the 1960s mandated iodine containing dough was equivalent to the RDA of 150 ug per slice of bread. At that time the incidence of breast cancer was only 1 in 20. In the past 20 years the use of iodine supplementation in bread was eliminated and a goiter producing substance toxic to the thyroid gland (bromine) was introduced as replacement for iodine. The risk for breast cancer is now 1 in 8 and this risk is increasing by one percent each year."
- Dr. James Howenstine, MD

"There is growing evidence that Americans would have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine. A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America."
- Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD


"It is of interest to note that breast tissue contains lactoperoxydase which is capable of oxydation and organification of iodide and bromide. The breast needs iodine for normal function and protection against breast cancer. High bromide levels in breast tissue would compete with iodine, interfering with the cancer-protecting role of iodine in the breast."
- Guy. E. Abraham, MD

"An intake of 150 µg/day of iodine will prevent goiters and the other recognized iodine deficiency disorders, but not breast disease. Prevention of breast disease requires higher doses of iodine. Indeed, a reasonable hypothesis is that, like goiters and cretinism, fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer are iodine deficiency disorders (also uterine fibroids)."
- Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

"Iodine also induces programmed cell death."
- Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

"...iodine in the extra-cellular fluid outside of the cells is the main surveillance system for abnormal cells...The name of this process is apoptosis...Carefully documented descriptions of the cancer process at different places in the body reveals most cancers have similar stages through which it passes. The cancers are not really cancer until the cells start to move by invasion through the nearby connective tissue. Cells develop abnormalities for a variety of reasons and can continue to become abnormal all the way up through atypical cells and to carcinoma in situ...Iodine in correct doses will reverse all of the changes up to and including the carcinoma in situ."
- David M. Derry, MD, PhD

"Dr. Abraham has proposed that the optimal daily dose of iodine for a person is approximately 12.5 mg, which is 100 times the RDA of 0.125 mg...Japanese women, who have one of the lowest breast cancer rates in the world, ingest more than 13 mg of iodine daily from seaweed without suffering any adverse consequences...Dr. Abraham notes that research has shown that the thyroid gland prefers to utilize the iodide form of iodine, while other organs, such as the breast and ovaries, prefer the elemental form of iodine. Both of these forms are present in Lugol's solution...The dosage of about 12.5 mg of iodine daily can be obtained with 2 drops of Lugol's solution or as an identical over-the-counter solution. This same dosage is also available over-the-counter in tablet or capsule. Each capsule or tablet or 2 drops of the Lugol's solution contains 5 mg of the reduced elemental form of iodINE (preferred by the breast, ovary and prostate) and 7.5 mg in the iodIDE form (preferred by the thyroid gland). Numerous testimonials indicate that many patients improve many symptoms with optimal supplementation of this supplement."
- Michael B. Schachter, MD


"Of all the elements known so far to be essential for human health, iodine is the most misunderstood and the most feared. Yet, iodine is the safest of all the essential trace elements, being the only one that can be administered safely for long periods of time to large numbers of patients in daily amounts as high as 100,000 times the RDA."
- Dr. David Brownstein

"...our modern agriculture decreased potassium and iodine in our nutrition, precisely the minerals essential for prevention of cancer." - Max Gerson, M.D. page 142.


Nutrients That Help Restore Apoptosis

Vitamin D
Coenzyme Q10
Maitake mushroom D-fraction

Also see Five foods that cause cancer cells to self-destruct
(1. Coenzyme Q10 / Ubiquinol, 2. Curcumin / turmeric, 3. Capsaicin / hot peppers, 4. Garlic & broccoli, 5. Ellagic acid found in pomegranates and raspberries.)
Curcumin is absorbed better when mixed 50:50 with black pepper.


The inexpensive and commonly available chemical sodium dichloroacetate (DCA) also helps restore apoptosis. See Does DCA Cure Cancer? "The ability of DCA to inhibit cancer and tumour growth is just short of miraculous, and deserves our full attention. It is a cheap, commonly available chemical that selectively kills malignant cells, without hurting normal cells, and with the minimum of side-effects."


A diet high in nucleotides will increase cellular metabolism and the production of energy. Essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6 in equal quantities) increase oxidation, energy levels, and stamina. There are other suggestions in our discussion of physical exercise.



Intracellular Edema

"...when blood flow to a tissue is decreased, the delivery of oxygen and nutrients is reduced; if the blood flow becomes too low to maintain normal tissue metabolism, the cell membrane ionic pumps become depressed. When this occurs, sodium ions that even normally leak into the interior of the cell can no longer be pumped out of the cells, and the excess sodium ions inside the cells cause osmosis of water into the cells. Sometimes this can increase intracellular volume of a tissue area -  even of an entire ischemic leg, for example - to two to three times normal. When this occurs, it is usually a prelude to death of the tissue.

Intracellular edema can also occur in inflamed tissues; inflammation usually has a direct effect on the cell membranes to increase their permeability, allowing sodium and other ions to diffuse into the interior of the cell with subsequent osmosis of water into the cells." - Guyton & Hall, pages 308-309. 




Oxygen vs. Cancer

Hydrogen peroxide is water with extra oxygen attached. The formula for water is H2O, and for hydrogen peroxide is H2O2.

"I have been so impressed with the results of the use of hydrogen peroxide that every cancer patient receives infusions of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide / DMSO mixture throughout their entire stay...it should be apparent where I rank hydrogen peroxide, since this is the only substance I use in EVERY cancer patient." - Dr. Donsbach, pages 39-40. Read more about DMSO

We have now administered over 30,000 infusions of hydrogen peroxide without a problem. - Dr. Donsbach, page 32.

"Tumor cells, bacteria, and other unwanted foreign elements in the blood can usually be destroyed with hydrogen peroxide treatment. Peroxide has a definite destructive effect on tumors, and, in fact, cancer therapy may prove to be the most dramatic and useful place for peroxide therapy." - Dr. Douglass, page 4.

"The Baylor team reasoned that if they put oxygen into the tumor mass by injecting H2O2 into the tumor, the tumor would be much more receptive to X-ray destruction. They studied a total of 190 patients using hydrogen peroxide infused into the artery leading to the tumorous cancer. The experiment took six years. Their results were astounding." - Dr. Douglass, pages 30-31. (Vitamin C kills cancer cells by peroxidation, as does hydrogen peroxide.)

"Peroxide may be the greatest breakthrough we've ever had for brain tumors. Surgery destroys brain tissue, and chemotherapy for brain neoplasms is just plain quackery." - Dr. Douglass, page 63.

"Both therapies (hydrogen peroxide and photoluminescence) should be given for maximum results in treating cancer." - Dr. Douglass, page 80.

Northeastern researchers find inhaling supplemental oxygen can awaken anti-tumor cells 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

"The Therapeutic Use of Hydrogen Peroxide" by Charles H. Farr, MD, PhD

The Truth About Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide


Lack of oxygen and high levels of acidity go together. One reason for this: "In the electron transport scheme during oxidative metabolism, electrons are transferred along a set of electron acceptors, ending up, ultimately with the combination of hydrogen and oxygen to form water. However, when there is an oxygen deficiency, the loss of electrons can result in the accumulation of positive hydrogen ions, which lead to blood acidification." - Sandra Goodman, PhD, Germanium - The Health and Life Enhancer, Chapter 4.

People with various degenerative diseases are sometimes found to have low venous oxygen saturation. With proper care, the venous oxygen saturation level rises and their health & vitality improve dramatically.

Arterial oxygen saturation should be very high. "High O2 tensions were lethal to cancer tissue, 95% being very toxic, whereas in general, normal tissue were not harmed by high oxygen tensions. Indeed, some tissues were found to require high O2 tensions...", J.B. Kizer, quoted in McCabe, page 82. Inexpensive finger "Oximeter" devices to measure your blood oxygen level are available on the Internet.


Daily Humming is Good For You

During humming, the gas exchange between the nasal passages and the sinuses is 98 percent, almost a complete exchange. During normal exhalation, without humming, the gas exchange rate is only 4 percent.

Poor gas exchange and poor circulation in the sinus cavities create a good environment for bacterial growth. Researchers suggest that daily humming could help reduce the incidence of sinusitis and upper respiratory infections.

Also, sinuses are major producers of nitric oxide, which helps dilate capillaries and increase blood flow. When nitric oxide levels are measured during humming, researchers find that they are 15 times higher than during normal breathing.

- Am J Respir Crit Care Med 02;166(2):131-2

Nitric oxide relaxes the arteries and improves blood flow. Blood pressure is reduced, circulation is improved to all parts of the body, inflammation is reduced, insulin resistance improves, and nearly every health condition is impacted favorably. Nitric oxide declines with age. Tibetans living at high altitudes have 10x more nitric oxide in their blood than people living at sea level.

Increase nitric oxide by eating leafy greens, apple juice, tea, dark chocolate, red wine, go for a brisk walk, expose your skin to sunlight, laughter. Look on the Internet for more ways to increase nitric oxide.


Increasing the oxygen saturation of the blood and tissues can be approached from a number of different directions simultaneously:

1. Fresh air. Increase the amount of oxygen in the air you breathe by allowing fresh air into every room of your home, office and transportation. Open the windows. Install a Heat Recovery Ventilation System (HRVS) or Energy Recovery Ventilation System. By connecting the HRVS into your furnace ducts, you can provide temperature moderated fresh air to the entire home economically in every season.

2. Breathe slowly and deeply. Improper breathing causes oxygen deficiency. Use the full capacity of your lungs by expanding both the chest and abdomen. Practice deep breathing for a few minutes every day. Learn Pranayama (comfortable breathing exercise) and practice for a few minutes before meditating. There are devices to train and strengthen your breathing muscles 1, 2. If you choose Frolov's Respiration Training Device and purchase it here, they will include a free copy of Frolov's book. Frolov reportedly used his device to cure himself of colon cancer. See Frolov's device on YouTube.com. In our opinion, pranayama will also strengthen the breathing muscles and should be as effective as the mechanical devices providing it is practiced for a similar length of time.

3. Aerobic exercise increases the capacity of the heart to pump blood and increases the capacity of the lungs.

4. Eat smaller nutrient-dense meals (no empty-calorie junk food). Overeating causes oxygen deficiency. Do you feel tired after a big meal? Vitamin F (Omega-3 essential fatty acid) increases the oxygen carrying capacity of hemoglobin (red blood cells), and restores cell membranes to proper functioning. Eat fresh foods and avoid decomposing (rotten) foods. Eat an alkaline diet and create an alkaline condition in the body.

5. Follow Dr. Dean Ornish's 4 step program to clean out your arteries (low fat vegetarian diet, exercise, non-smoking, meditation). Clean arteries will maximize the amount of oxygen-rich blood reaching the tissues. See our Healthy Heart page. Daily exercise is essential to move the lymph, which carries nutrients to your cells and waste products away. Acidic waste products will build up in your tissues in the absense of regular exercise. When these acids crystalize and the sharp crystals start chewing up your muscles, tendons and joints you will become increasingly stiff and sore as time goes by.

6. Antioxidants help the body use oxygen more efficiently. Antioxidants include MAK, Raja's Cup coffee substitute, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) which is found in the greenest plants, co-enzyme Q10, organic germanium (a trace mineral), thioctic acid, taheebo/pau d'arco, vitamin C, natural source vitamin E, vitamin A, retin-A (a form of vitamin A), ginseng. Wheat germ is a good source of vitamin E. Oxy-Powder contains organic germanium as one of its ingredients. Earthing.

7. Avoid carbon monoxide (vehicle exhaust, fumes from gas stoves & heaters) that reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. Fluoride also interferes with oxygen uptake (Donsbach, page 30). Alcohol and drugs rob the body of oxygen because the body must oxidize these substances during the process of their removal (McCabe, pages 86-87). 

8. Consume supplementary oxygen from other sources such as oxygenated/ozonated drinking water, fresh foods and juices, magnesium oxide, magnesium dioxide, magnesium peroxide, magnesium hydroxide ("milk of magnesia"). "We also know that when H2O2 is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases dramatically." - Dr. David Williams.

9. Bathe in oxygenated water. Add one pint to one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your bath water and soak in it. Be sure your bath water is free of chlorine (chlorine causes cancer). You can remove the chlorine by putting a filter on the shower head and fill the tub via the shower. Pet stores sell a product to remove chlorine and chloramine from water. KDF shower filters do not remove chloramine, so phone your municipal water supplier to find out if they use chlorine or chloramine. Do a YouTube search for "kdf chloramine".

10. Practice EWOT therapy. Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) is doing light exercise, such as on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, while breathing pure oxygen. EWOT produces the benefits of intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy and you can do it at home. Set the O2 flow at 6 liters per minute, hook the little tube to your nose, and exercise at a moderate pace for 15 minutes while breathing pure oxygen. As part of your cancer prevention and health maintenance program, you can do this once a month. If you are ill with any disease, do EWOT more frequently. In particular, do EWOT after operations, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, x-rays, and burns. - Dr. William Campbell Douglass.

Bottled oxygen is generally a prescription item. However, you can purchase for home use an "oxygen concentrator" such as is used in "oxygen bars".  

11. Practice hyperthermia. Hyperthermia increases circulation and removes toxins from the body via excessive sweating. One way carcinogens cause cancer is by attaching to cell membranes, thereby suffocating the cell even when adequate oxygen is otherwise available.

12. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide is inexpensive, safe and easy for a physician to administer (Altman, page 2). Also, with the help of a physician, you might try UBI (ultraviolet blood irradiation) therapy, which can produce a 50% increase in venous oxygenation within 10 minutes. This oxygenation is in the blood plasma, as there is no change in the number of red cells. - Dr. William Campbell Douglass (See Dr. Douglass's books in the recommended reading list below).


Using Diluted 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Internally

Mix a few drops of 35% H2O2 into a glass of water. Take on an empty stomach (the oxygen will react with the food in the stomach), one hour before a meal or at least 3 hours after a meal.

Start with one drop of hydrogen peroxide 3 times per day. On the second day, increase to two drops 3 times per day. On the third day, increase to three drops three times per day. Increase in this manner each day until you reach 25 drops 3 times per day or the limit of your comfort. If your stomach gets upset at any level, go back one level. Hydrogen peroxide has an obnoxious taste and few people reach 25 drops.

When free of your health complaints, taper off by reducing your daily dosage. A good maintenance dose is a total of 1 - 2 drops per day.

- Dr. Donsbach, pages 44-45.

Editor's note: With hydrogen peroxide, more is not necessarily better. Moderation is the key.


Using Magnesium Peroxide Internally

For oral ingestion, however, I now believe the product of choice to be magnesium peroxide, and it may have even more to offer. The oxygen content is more stable than that in hydrogen peroxide and when it is chemically reduced, it leaves a very beneficial mineral, magnesium, as oxygen is released.

  % Oxygen Waste Product Taste Stability
H2O2 94% Water Metallic Fair
MgO2 57% Magnesium Pleasant Good

"I choose to use hydrogen peroxide for infusion purposes and external use and a combination of hydrogen peroxide and magnesium peroxide for oral ingestion."
Dr. Donsbach, pages 3-8.

Editor's note: Magnesium peroxide is made by mixing magnesium oxide and hydrogen peroxide.

MgO + H2O2 --> MgO2 + H2O


"Individuals who have had transplants should not undertake an H2O2 program. H2O2 stimulates the immune system and could possibly cause a rejection of the organ." - Dr. David Williams.


"You should also be aware that there are now numerous hydrogen peroxide products on the market. Some are simply peroxide that has been flavored and mixed with sea minerals, aloe vera, inner tree bark or other ingredients to make the peroxide more palatable (Superoxy, Oxy Toddy, etc.) Others claim to have developed products that deliver more oxygen than does simple hydrogen peroxide (Aerox, Anti-Oxid-10, Di-Oxychloride, Aerobic 07, Aqua Pure, etc.). Basically you'll end up paying a small fortune and at best achieving the same results you can get for pennies by using hydrogen peroxide." - Dr. David Williams.




Oxygen vs. Disease

Hydrogen peroxide "has a stimulatory and regulatory effect on the immune system and may either directly or indirectly kill viruses, bacteria, parasites, yeast, fungi, and a variety of other harmful organisms. Our studies demonstrate a positive metabolic effect of an intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide." - Charles H. Farr, M.D., PhD. in Altman, page XI. 

"Peroxide is certainly a universal agent which can almost always be tried for an illness, often with great success." - Dr. Douglass, page 154.

"The use of (intravenous) hydrogen peroxide was reported in 1920 during the influenza epidemic. Although excellent response was noted, there was no follow-up...I started primarily because I felt this was the perfect answer for Systemic Candidiasis, a condition which has resisted the best drugs and diets ever devised...All viruses are inhibited by a high oxygen environment." - Dr. Donsbach, pages 31, 42.

"We're just beginning to learn exactly how H2O2 works. It has been reported to work as far back as 1920. The English medical journal Lancet then reported that intravenous infusion was used successfully to treat pneumonia in the epidemic following World War I. In the 1940's, Father Richard Willhelm, the pioneer in promoting peroxide use, reported on the compound being used extensively to treat everything from bacterial-related mental illness, to skin disease and polio. [Father Willhelm is the founder of "Educational Concern for Hydrogen Peroxide" (ECHO), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the safe use and therapeutic benefits of hydrogen peroxide.]" - Dr. David Williams. 

"Oxygen will destroy malaria." - McCabe, page 18.

In 1920, intravenous hydrogen peroxide cut the death rate from pneumonia in half. - McCabe, page 41.

Intravenous hydrogen peroxide is helpful with pulmonary disease, gangrene, arterioslerosis, aids, flu, asthma. - McCabe, page 44-46.

"One ounce of 35% hydrogen peroxide (per gallon of water) in a vaporizer every night in an emphysemic's bedroom, and they will breathe freer than they have breathed in years! I do this for my lung cancer patients." - Donsbach quoted in McCabe, page 59. (While most conditions respond remarkably to oral ingestion, emphysema is one condition in which intravenous infusion can be a godsend. - Dr. David Williams, Alternatives, June 1992.) Contact International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation to find a doctor in your area who can provide this procedure.

"Put four ounces of 35% peroxide in a gallon of water. Run a cold humidifier in your bedroom all night with this mixture." - Dr. Douglass, page 64.

Gargle with 3% hydrogen peroxide for a sore throat. - McCabe, page 55.

"For mouth freshness in the morning, rinse with three percent hydrogen peroxide." - Dr. Douglass, page 58.

For many uses, the hydrogen peroxide is diluted to 1 1/2% or even 3/4% or less. - McCabe, page 57.

Hydrogen peroxide nasal mist cleans pockets of infection from the sinuses. "Take the drugstore variety, which is three percent; dilute it 50 percent with water and put five to ten drops in each nostril - sniff it up vigorously (it will burn a little). Do this twice daily and see if it helps. If it doesn't, then your problem is not your sinuses." - Dr. Douglass, page 61.

3% H2O2 can be used full strength as a foot bath for athlete's foot. Diabetics have found relief from circulation problems by soaking their feet in 1 pint of 3% peroxide mixed with 1 gallon of warm, non-chlorinated water for 30 minutes nightly. - Dr. David Williams.

Hydrogen peroxide has been used in the treatment of heart and blood vessel diseases (including arrhythmias, stoppage, heart disease, stroke and memory loss, angina, gangrene, inflammation, vascular and cluster headaches), pulmonary diseases (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia), infectious diseases (acute and chronic viral infections, bacterial infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, shingles, influenza, parasitic infections, candida), immune disorders (adult onset diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, hypersensitivity reactions), and other diseases (Alzheimer's, cancers, chronic pain, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease). - Altman, page 18 - 19. Editor's note: Some cancers may be caused by infections, including fungal infection. Oxygen is a treatment for fungal infection.

The following is only a partial listing of conditions in which H2O2 therapy has been used successfully (Dr. David Williams, Alternatives, June 1992):

Allergies Diabetic Retinopathy Lupus Erythematosis
Altitude Sickness Digestion Problems Multiple Sclerosis
Alzheimer's Epstein-Barr Infection Parasitic Infections
Anemia Emphysema Parkinsonism
Arrhythmia Food Allergies Periodontal Disease
Asthma Fungal Infections Prostatitis
Bacterial Infections Gingivitis Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bronchitis Headaches Shingles
Cancer Herpes Simplex Sinusitis
Candida Herpes Zoster Sore Throat
Cardiovascular Disease HIV Infection Ulcers
Cerebral Vascular Disease Influenza Viral Infections
Chronic Pain Insect Bites Warts
Diabetes Type II Liver Cirrhosis Yeast Infections
Diabetic Gangrene  

Complementary nutrients to take with hydrogen peroxide and help increase oxygenation in the body include coenzyme Q10, organic germanium, niacin, vitamin E, flax oil, lecithin and acidophilus.

High levels of hydrogen peroxide are found naturally in breast milk and colostrum. One of its main functions is to activate and stimulate the immune system. Dr. Charles Farr has shown that hydrogen peroxide stimulates enzyme systems throughout the body. - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Oxidative Medicine 1989, 1990, 1991.

Vitamin C helps fight infections by producing hydrogen peroxide. Lactobacilli found in the colon and vagina produce hydrogen peroxide. This destroys harmful bacteria and viruses, preventing colon disease, vaginitis, bladder infections and a host of other common ailments. - Infect Dis News Aug.8, 91:5.

"Hydrogen peroxide is one of the few simple miracle substances still available to the public. Its safety and multiple uses ranks it right up there with DMSO. If you've never used either of these compounds you're overlooking two of the most powerful healing tools ever discovered." - Dr. David Williams.


The 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) available in grocery stores and drug stores contains stabilizers (such as phenol, acetanilide, sodium stanate and Tetrasodium phosphate). This hydrogen peroxide is for external use only, not for internal consumption. It is OK for brushing the teeth, gargling and as a mouth wash, providing you rinse your mouth after.

The 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is for internal consumption and can be diluted for intravenous application. 

Other grades of hydrogen peroxide include 6% used by beauticians and contains bleach, 30-32% electronic grade used for washing electronic parts, 35% technical grade which contains a small amount of phosphorous, and 90% used as a source of oxygen in rocket fuel.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone in Nature

The earth's atmosphere is surrounded by the "ozone layer". Ozone (O3) is created when radiation from outer space interacts with oxygen in the atmosphere.

O3 is heavier than O2 and tends to fall toward the earth. As it enters lower levels of the atmosphere it encounters water vapor and forms hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Rain water contains a small percentage of hydrogen peroxide and this acts as a natural disinfectant in rivers and lakes. All living things are adapted to take in a small quantity of hydrogen peroxide in their diet, and even produce hydrogen peroxide as part of their immune functioning. However, it requires energy for the body to create hydrogen peroxide and so a sick person may be deficient. Liquid crystal water is H3O2.

Hydrogen peroxide in water is very stable and as the rain water flows into the ocean the hydrogen peroxide ends up in the ocean. As water evaporates, hydrogen peroxide evaporates and will survive steam distillation. In this manner, hydrogen peroxide travels around the natural hydrological cycle, acting as a natural disinfectant in the ecosphere. However, with increased pollution, the levels of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide in the air and rainwater are decreasing.


Clean Drinking Water

30 parts per million is the concentration of hydrogen peroxide used to sanitize drinking water. Peroxide application is best accomplished by a metering device that keeps the application constant and thorough. - Dr. Donsbach, pages 53- 54.

Hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light are a simple and effective combination for drinking water sanitation. A combination of ozone and ultraviolet light is also effective, though more complex. As an added benefit, these methods of purifying drinking water will kill parasites such as cryptosporidium that are not destroyed by chlorine. Some cities in Europe have been purifying their drinking water with ozone since 1901.

"Ultraviolet light has been used in disinfection for many years and is, in fact, still used for that purpose. Any contaminated object, whether it be surgical instruments, bedding, room air, the human skin, or bodily fluids such as blood, can be cleansed rapidly of viruses and bacteria." Dr. William Campbell Douglass, page 11.

The use of ultraviolet light to disinfect air could be used to good advantage in day care centers, school classrooms, hospice dormatories and other situations where people are sharing the same air. The spread of antibiotic resistant respiratory infections such as tuberculosis could be reduced by this technology.


Dr. Douglass notes that UV light can disinfect air. This technology could easily purify air recirculating in airline cabins, helping to prevent the rapid global spread of airborne infections. The present situation is highly irresponsible. 

According to Dr. David Williams, airlines are "traveling disease factories". A survey found up to 41% of the passengers carrying some kind of respiratory infection and some people were found to be traveling with temperatures of 100 degrees F or more. "Airlines are the perfect incubators for the replication and spread of pathogens", writes Dr. Williams, due to the constant recycling of air in the passenger cabin. "It's easy to see how one passenger with a respiratory infection could infect an entire planeload of passengers."

"Crashes and terrorists continue to frighten many people away from flying, but the hidden health risks associated with air travel should be more of a concern." - Dr. David Williams

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright recommends adding 10 drops of potassium iodide to a few ounces of water and drinking it just prior to boarding an airplane. According to Dr. Wright, the potassium iodide "rapidly accumulates in any and all body secretions, including in the sinuses, where it inhibits or kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi before they can cause an infection."



Swimming Pools

"The therapeutic pool at Hospital Santa Monica uses only hydrogen peroxide as a purifying agent. Our office has been inundated with calls from homeowners who want to use hydrogen peroxide in their swimming pools. It seems that many are now tired of the chlorine which is a known health hazard. The average pool will require about eight gallons to begin with, then adding from one-half to one gallon per week to maintain a 30 parts per million concentration. This can easily be measured by using peroxide test strips available on the Internet.

You will have sparkling clear water, there will be no growth on the sides of the pool and, more important, you will not have red eyes from the irritation of the heavy amounts of chlorine in the pool water nor will your body be absorbing this dangerous chemical when you swim in it. NOTE: It has been estimated that full body contact for twenty minutes with chlorine-saturated water will allow absorption equivalent to drinking two quarts of the same water." 
- Dr. Donsbach, pages 48-49.


Iodine can be used in swimming pools in place of chlorine. 1, 2, 3




Farm Use

Adding 30 ppm hydrogen peroxide to drinking water on farms causes:

- chickens do not get avian flu
- egg production goes up
- chickens taste better
- soaking decontaminates salmonella from broiler carcasses
- turkeys weigh more on less feed
- turkeys have lower mortality rate
- hog meat is more lean and higher grade
- reduce or eliminate need for antibiotics
- increased milk production and butterfat content, decreased bacteria count
- less mastitis
- foliar spray for crops

Other uses on farms (at varying concentrations):
- udder wash
- pipeline, milk can, & bulk tank rinse
- converts crop residues into animal feed (soak crop residue in 1% solution for 16 hours to break down fiber so it can be assimilated)
- power wash for barns, spray on floors & walls and leave until foaming subsides, then rinse
- disinfect water on fish farms
- reduced fungal growth on fish
- fish packed in ice made from oxygenated water are better preserved
- produce sprayed with oxygenated water lasts longer

Hydrogen peroxide is just water and oxygen. It is harmless and will not show up on a chemical residue test. The same 30 ppm is used for all farm animals and results in increased oxygen levels in the blood and cells.
- Dr. Donsbach, page 66.


Increase crop yields by spraying them with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Use 5 to 16 ounces of 35% mixed with 20 gallons of water per acre. For houseplants use one ounce of 3% per quart of water or 16 drops of 35% solution per quart of water.
- Dr. David Williams





For bulk application in swimming pools, drinking water and farm usage, 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is available from chemical suppliers in 30 gallon drums or larger drums. If mistaken for water and swallowed, the 35% hydrogen peroxide can cause intense vomiting. If the vomit is inhaled into the lungs, death can result.

Keep out of the eyes. It can cause blindness! Contact of 35% hydrogen peroxide with the skin can cause the skin to whiten and sting. Flush immediately with water to dilute and remove the hydrogen peroxide.  - Dr. Donsbach, page 50- 51.




"Recent advances in ozone manufacture and technology have created a great interest on my part in using humidified ozone by rectal insufflation. The methodology allows repeated treatment during the day without invasive procedures such as required to give an intravenous infusion."
- Dr. Donsbach, page 66.

"It is essential that ozone generators do not produce electrical arcing, which creates nitrogen oxides that are highly toxic." - McCabe, page 92.




"There are over 6,100 articles in the scientific literature dating from 1920 on the scientific applications of hydrogen peroxide. It seems inconceivable that the astounding medical cures reported in science journals over the past 75 years could have been ignored." - Dr. Douglass, page 19.

"Unlike expensive pharmaceuticals, surgery, and other advanced medical modalities, these simple therapies are not going to fill the pockets of physicians, drug companies, and hospitals. Since those interests - primarily through professional, trade, and political action organizations - influence the direction of health care policy in this country, future research in bio-oxidative therapies will probably not be initiated by them. The future of alternative therapies like ozone and hydrogen peroxide is in the hands of the health-care consumer." - Altman, page 9. 




Fermentation and Cancer

The ideal task of cancer therapy is to restore the function of the oxidizing systems in the entire organism. This, of course, is difficult to accomplish. It involves the following: 1) detoxification of the whole body, 2) providing the essential mineral contents of the potassium group, 3) adding oxidizing enzymes continuously as long as they are not reactivated and built in the body...This will create a near normal condition of the oxidizing system in the body, to which malignant cells with the fermentation system cannot adapt. - Dr. Max Gerson, page 7.


Gaston Naessens invented an incredible microscope that allows living tissue to  be seen at much higher levels of magnification (30,000X, compared to 1,800X with a classical microscope). His microscope uses light with a very short wavelength to illuminate the object, and then this light is converted to frequencies visible to the human eye.

Hidden within the blood plasma he found tiny bodies he named "somatids". These somatids are observed to change from one form to another in a regular cycle. In a healthy person the somatids have a three stage cycle. In an unhealthy person the somatids have a 16 stage cycle.

The critical impetus between stages three and four that starts the unhealthy cycle is fermentation. This fermentation is the result of sub-cellular trauma that can be produced in many ways including exposure to chemical pollution, radiation, accidents, shocks, depressed psychological states, etc.

The 13 unhealthy somatid stages include forms identical to bacteria, yeast (fungus), and fibrous material (scar tissue). Therefore, bacteria can come from the outside or be internally generated and are not necessarily the cause of disease. Rather the bacteria are the result of disease, and the disease actually exists on a more subtle level, on the level of the somatids and the biological imbalance that permits the unhealthy forms of somatids to thrive.

By studying the blood of healthy people and people with various diseases, Naessens found that he could predict diseases the healthy people were going to get based on the condition of their somatids.

In traumatized animals, the somatids become highly active and begin to destroy the bodies of their hosts.

Naessens has become famous for treating diseases by monitoring the somatids to determine the effectiveness of the treatment. He has successfully treated many thousands of cases of cancer, aids and other diseases.

Somatids are fundamentally electrical in nature. Their nuclei is positively charged and the membrane coating their exterior is negatively charged. "Somatids are actually tiny living condensers of energy, the smallest ever found."


Dr. Robert Beck, the inventor of several electro-medicine devices, tells how people using his devices visited a medical practitioner using the dark-field microscope invented by Gaston Naessens. The blood samples taken from the electro-medicine treated individuals were perfect. Furthermore, the blood cells were virtually immortal. When the microscope slides were sealed around the edges with vaseline so that the blood could not dry, the cells remained alive and healthy for many weeks. Ordinary red blood cells begin to decompose within four hours.


The optical microscope developed by Royal Raymond Rife in the 1920s and 1930s also magnified living tissue about 30,000X. With his microscope, Rife was able to directly observe tiny organisms much smaller than bacteria that he isolated from cancer tumors, and the effect of various frequencies of electromagnetism (light) on these organisms.  In this manner he was able to find a frequency that killed them. Using only light, he was able to cure cancer and many other diseases. Cancer patients were exposed to light of a certain frequency for three minutes every three days. After three months, fourteen of sixteen terminal cancer patients were fully recovered. Other diseases that could be cured by this method included tuberculosis, typhoid, leprosy, and hoof-and-mouth disease.

Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies.

The tiny cancer-causing organisms could be isolated from tumors, cultured, injected into healthy animals where new tumors would form, and then be isolated once again from the new tumors. When placed onto plant tissue, it developed into fungus. Under certain circumstances, the cancer-causing organisms would transform themselves into bacillus coli, a common intestinal bacteria. The ability of an organism to change from one shape or size to another is called pleomorphism.


In the 1950s, Dr. Florence B. Seibert, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania was able to isolate pleomorphic bacteria from cancer tumors, and also from blood samples from patients with varying types of leukemia.

"One must always consider that most malignancies are accompanied by an immuno-deficiency...Therefore, we could be dealing with a microbe that finds such a host merely a suitable environment for habitation." - Dr. Lida H. Mattman

"It was the chemical constituents and chemical radicals of an organism which enacted upon the unbalanced cell metabolism of the human body to produce disease...We have in many instances produced all the symptoms of a disease chemically in experimental animals without the inoculation of any virus or bacteria into their tissues." - Royal Raymond Rife.


"Candidiasis is caused by an overgrowth of a yeast-turned-fungus, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is associated with a virus (Epstein Barr Virus)...The fact is both Candidiasis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are very responsive to the use of hydrogen peroxide and thousands of individuals have had fantastic results using it.

I have been so impressed with the results of the use of hydrogen peroxide that every cancer patient receives infusions of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide / DMSO mixture throughout their entire stay...it should be apparent where I rank hydrogen peroxide, since this is the only substance I use in EVERY cancer patient." - Dr. Donsbach, pages 7,  39-40.


The Ergonom microscope developed in Germany is capable of magnifications of 15,000 to 40,000 power, allowing live blood, viruses and other substances to be viewed under high magnification without staining or immersion in oil.



Phase 3 of Cancer: The Cancer Fungus

Cancer Fungus: The Link Between The Microbe and Cancer



"Remember, where cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not, cannot occur." - Dr. Otto Warburg, 1966


Recommended reading:

Do a search of the Internet for hydrogen peroxide. There is a lot of information available.

Altman, Nathaniel, Oxygen Healing Therapies: For Optimum Health and Vitality, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont 1998.

Bird, Christopher, The Galileo of the Microscope - The life and trials of Gaston Naessens, Les Presses de l'Université de la Personne Inc., St. Lambert, Quebec, 1990.

Bragg, Paul, and Patricia Bragg, Super Power Breathing for Super Energy, High Health & Longevity, Health Science, Santa Barbara, California.

Chopra, Deepak and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well Being, Harmony, 2015.

Derry, MD, PhD, David, Breast Cancer and Iodine: How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer, Trafford Publishing, 2006.

Donsbach, Kurt, Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen, 1994.

Douglass, William Campbell, Hydrogen Peroxide: Medical Miracle, January 1996.

Douglass, William Campbell, Stop Aging or Slow the Process: How Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) Can Help, Rhino Publishing, 2003.

Dyer, Dr. David S., Cellfood, Vital Cellular Nutrition for the New Millennium, Feedback Books, 2000. Available from the author at drdaviddyer@earthlink.net. If you want to try an "oxygen supplement" you might consider Cellfood, which also contains enzymes, trace minerals and deuterium. Deuterium is the isotope of hydrogen that makes heavy water "heavy". Deuterium has interesting health benefits for many people, according to testimonials in the book. Do an Internet search for "Cellfood". 

Kendall, Roger V., Building Wellness with DMG - How a breakthrough nutrient gives cancer, autism & cardiovascular patients a second chance at health, Freedom Press, 2003.

Lynes, Barry, The Cancer Cure that Worked: 50 Years of Suppression, Marcus Books, June 1987. This is the story of the Rife microscope. The ability to cure disease with light has been suppressed by pharmaceutical companies and their stooges in the American Medical Association and FDA.

McCabe, Ed, O2xygen Therapies, Energy Publications, Morrisville, NY, 1988.

McCabe, Ed, Flood Your Body With Oxygen, Energy Publications, 2004.

Neubauer, Richard A., Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Avery, 2001.

Yutsis, Pavel, Oxygen to the Rescue: Oxygen Therapies and How They Help Overcome Disease, Promote Repair, and Improve Overall Function, Basic Health Publications, 2003.


Page Summary

Oxygen is at the very center of the cancer problem. Maintaining oxygen metabolism throughout your body requires that the entire oxygen system be maintained and function properly. This includes the quality of air you breathe, proper use of your lungs, the efficiency of your blood to transport oxygen, the alkaline condition of your lymph to transport oxygen from the blood to the cells, regular exercise to move the lymph, adequate nutrition at the cellular level so that the oxygen can be metabolized, and absence of toxins at the cellular level that can interfere with oxygen metabolism.


Off to a Fast Start...The Importance of Fresh Juices plus other ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

You now understand the importance of more oxygen and more alkalinity. One of the key ways of increasing your alkalinity is drinking lots of freshly made fruit and vegetable juices. Some doctors recommend to cancer patients that they drink one 8 ounce glass of these juices each waking hour of the day. You could never eat the amount of good nutrition you will get from these juices. The juices are also incredibly important to strengthen your immune system. There is a direct connection between the strength of the immune system and cancer according to the American Cancer Society Cancer Book edited by Dr. Arthur I. Holleb that states on page xix, "Only when the immune system is incapable of destroying these malignant cells will cancer develop." So lets move on now to a discussion of Fresh Juices plus other ways to Strengthen Your Immune System.

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