The following excerpt is from Ty Bollinger’s excellent book, “Cancer Step Outside The Box”. With his kind permission.
The body can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without oxygen. Our bodies are composed mostly of water, which is over 90% oxygen. Each cell of the body requires an incessant supply of oxygen to feed the chemical reactions that generate energy, detoxify waste products, and sustain production of the structural cell components. Remember Otto Warburg’s Nobel Prize? It was based on his research of cytochromes in cellular respiration. He firmly believed that all degenerative diseases are a result of lack of oxygen at the cellular level. He is often quoted as saying, “ Cancer has only one prime cause. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of body cells by an anaerobic cell respiration.
Dr. Warburg pointed out that any substance that deprived a cell of oxygen was a carcinogen. In 1966, he stated that it was useless to look for new carcinogens, because the end result of each one was the same, cellular deprivation of oxygen. He further stated that the incessant search for new carcinogens was counterproductive because it obscured the prime cause, lack of oxygen, and therefore prevented appropriate treatment. Once the level of oxygen available available to a cell drops below 40% of normal, the cell is forced to switch to an inferior method of energy production, called fermentation. The cell then loses its governor on replication because it is self-stimulating with growth factors (such as IGF) in response to hypoxia. Simply defined, “oxidation” is the interaction between oxygen and any substance it contacts. Breathing oxygen is an “oxidative” process. There can be no life if oxidation does not occur. The body uses oxidation as the first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, yeast, and parasites. When we use the principles of oxidation to bring about improvements in the body, it is called “oxidative therapy.”
Most biochemical reactions in the body are “balanced” through “redox” mechanisms. “Redox” means reduction oxidation. Anytime a substance is “reduced” ( i.e., gains electrons), something else must be “oxidized” ( i.e., loses electrons) for the reactions to stay “in balance.” As an example, oxidation is the process that causes rust on metals (slow oxidation) or fire (rapid oxidation).
There are two simple natural substances whose clinical use has been documented in medical literature since the 1920s and which have been proven effective in treating some of our most common serious diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and AIDS. They are hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) and ozone (O 3 ), used in a therapeutic approach known collectively as “bio-oxidative therapies.” The foremost researcher of bio-oxidative therapies, Dr. Charles H. Farr, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1993 for his work.
The philosophy behind bio-oxidative therapies is a simple one. If the oxygen system ofthe body is weak or deficient (due to lack of exercise, poor diet, environmental pollution, smoking, or improper breathing), then the body is unable to adequately eliminate toxins. Bio-oxidative therapies are used to provide the body with active forms of oxygen (orally, intravenously, or through the skin) in order to eliminate toxins and fight disease.
Once in the body, the hydrogen peroxide or ozone breaks down into various oxygen subspecies, which contact an aerobic viruses and microbes ( i.e., viruses and microbes which have the ability to live without air), as well as diseased or deficient tissue cells. It oxidizes these cells while leaving the healthy cells intact. When the body becomes saturated with these special forms of oxygen, it reaches a state of purity wherein disease microorganisms are killed, while the underlying toxicity is oxidized and eliminated. The result is a stronger immune system and improved overall immune response.”
“Ozone was discovered by Fridereich Schonbein in 1840. It is oxygen in a “ménage á trios,” an activated form of oxygen with three atoms. (Oxygen is O 2 whereas ozone is O 3 .) Ozone was originally used to disinfect wounds during World War I. Ozone therapy accelerates the metabolism of oxygen and stimulates the release of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream. Over a period of twenty to thirty minutes, ozone breaks down into two atoms of regular oxygen by giving up one atom of singlet oxygen leaving a single, reactive oxygen atom. It is this oxygen singlet that does most of the work for a cancer patient.
It has been shown that ozone can “blast” holes through the membranes of viruses (HIV), fungi, yeasts, bacteria, and abnormal tissue cells (cancer cells) before killing them, without harming normal tissues. Ozone was the focus of considerable research during the 1930s in Germany, where it was successfully used to treat patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crone’s disease, and chronic bacterial diarrhea.
Medical ozone is made from pure oxygen mixed with electrical energy (using an ozone generator) to form ozone. Ozone (O 3 ) has one extra molecule of oxygen (oxygen singlet) that doesn’t want to be there, so it breaks off and tries to join other elements like carbon monoxide (which is deadly) and changes it into carbon dioxide (which the body knows what to do with). Our bodies love oxygen, so that extra oxygen singlet is gobbled up by everything that is good in the body and destroys all that is bad, because pathogens like bacteria, viruses, molds, fungi, parasites, and cancer hate ozone. After the extra singlet is gone, oxygen (O 2 ) is left.
“So, how do you get the ozone into the body? One excellent method is via ozone IV (injecting a fluid saturated with ozone into the blood). Another effective method is autohemotherapy (via infusion bottle) where 10-15 mL of blood is removed from the body, saturated with ozone, and then put back into the ”
“body. Perhaps the most effective ozone therapy of all is the ozone sauna, with the dual application of ozone and hyperthermia. Direct injection is powerful, but not nearly as readily available as the ozone sauna, which virtually any person can apply at home to themselves and their family with excellent success. Remember, it is the energy of ozone that does the work. That is why ozone has always been considered an electrotherapy. As Tesla said, oxygen is just the carrier to get electricity into the body. Ozone stimulates the production of cytokines. Cytokines are “messenger cells” such as interferons and interleukins, which set off a cascade reaction of positive changes throughout the immune system. The increased availability of oxygen in turn supports the metabolic and detoxification functions of all organs of the body.
As I have already mentioned, unlike the majority of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, God has miraculously designed our bodies to protect themselves against single reactive oxygen. The protection is provided through the cellular production of defensive enzymes [ superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GR), and catalase ]. These enzymes require a good deal of energy to make, but the weak cancer cell doesn’t have the energy to make them. Therein lays it’s vulnerability to singlet oxygen.
Thus ozone does not harm healthy cells, but has “ highly pronounced bactericidal, fungicidal and virostatic properties and is thus widely used in disinfecting wounds, as well as bacterially and virally produced diseases. (R. Viebahn Haensler, The Use of Ozone in Medicine – 3rd English Edition , page 132) Ozone is selectively toxic, thus the end result is that ozone therapy kills harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts but leaves the healthy cells alone.”
“In the August 22, 1980, edition of Science , there was a report written by several medical doctors (Sweet, Kao, Hagar, and Lee) entitled: “ Ozone Selectively Inhibits Growth of Human Cancer Cells .” It stated, “ The growth of human cancer cells from lung, breast and uterine cancers was selectively inhibited in a dose-dependent manner by ozone at 0.3 to 0.8 parts per million of ozone in ambient air during eight days of culture. Human lung diploid fibro-blasts served as non-cancerous control cells. The presence of ozone at 0.3 to 0.5 parts per million inhibited cancer cell growth at 40 and 60% respectively. The non- cancerous lung cells were unaffected at these levels. Exposure to ozone at 0.8 parts per million inhibited cancer cell growth more than 90% and control cell growth less than 50%. Evidently the mechanisms for defense against ozone damage are impaired in human cancer cells. ” The evidence from these doctors’ research is irrefutable.
Both the EPA and the FDA acknowledge ozone’s ability to oxidize over 99.99% of all waterborne pathogens. Ozone has been used for human health since 1860, and is presently employed in over 16 countries. Its widest use is in Germany, where over 7,000 doctors have treated more than 12,000,000 people since World War II. However, as you might expect, the FDA has not allowed testing of ozone, and has actively persecuted physicians who use it. According to Dr. Hans Nieper, who used ozone in Hanover, Germany, “ You wouldn’t believe how many FDA officials or relatives or acquaintances of FDA officials come to see me as patients in Hanover. You wouldn’t believe this, or directors of the AMA, or ACA, or the presidents of orthodox cancer institutes. That’s the fact.” Also, many well-known folks traveled to Germany to be treated by Dr. Nieper, including President Ronald Reagan, Sir Anthony Quinn, William Holden, John Wayne, Yul Brynner, and Princess Caroline of Monaco.
Hydrogen peroxide is involved in all of life’s vital processes and must be present for the immune system to function properly. Colostrum (found in mother’s milk) contains tremendously high concentrations of H 2 O 2 . The cells in the body that fight infection produce H 2 O 2 naturally as a first line of defense against invading organisms ( i.e., parasites, viruses, bacteria, and yeast). Dr. Charles Farr has shown that H 2 O 2 stimulates oxidative enzyme systems throughout the body, which triggers an increase in the metabolic rate, causes small arteries to dilate and increase blood flow, clears out toxins, raises body temperature, and enhances the body’s distribution and consumption of oxygen ( Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Oxidative Medicine , 1989-1991) H 2 O 2 also stimulates the production of white blood cells, which are necessary to fight infection.
In the 1950s, Dr. Reginald Holman conducted experiments involving the use of H 2 O 2 added to the drinking water of rats that had cancerous tumors. The tumors completely disappeared within fifteen to sixty days. In the 1960s, European physicians began prescribing H 2 O 2 to their patients. Before long, the use of H 2 O 2 became an accepted part of the medical mainstream in Germany and Russia, as well as Cuba. In an article for a publication called Alternatives , Dr. Kurt Donsbach wrote: “ 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 .
Have you ever wondered why H 2 O 2 foams when you put it on a wound? The reason why it foams is because blood and cells contain an enzyme called “catalase.” Since a cut or scrape contains both blood and damaged cells, there is lots of catalase floating around. When the catalase comes in contact with hydrogen peroxide, it turns the hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) into water (H 2 O) and oxygen gas (O 2 ). Catalase does this extremely efficiently — up to 200,000 reactions per second! The bubbles you see in the foam are pure oxygen bubbles being created by the catalase.
One excellent method to administer H 2 O 2 is as follows: weak, very pure H 2 O 2 (0.0375% or lower concentration) is added to a sugar or salt- water solution, the same as used for intravenous feeding in hospitals. This is injected in doses from 50 to 500 mL into a large vein usually in the arm, slowly over a period of one to three hours depending on the amount given and the condition of the patient. It is painless, excluding the very small needle stick. Treatments are usually given about once a week in chronic illness, but can be given daily in patients with illnesses such as HIV and cancer. Your physician will determine the total number of treatments necessary to treat your specific condition. Over the past half century, tens of thousands of patients have received H 2 O 2 treatment without serious side effects.
I want to emphasize very strongly that, for internal purposes, you should not use any type of hydrogen peroxide unless it is “35% food grade.” The hydrogen peroxide you buy at the grocery store is only 3% and contains toxic chemicals. It is for external use only . Cancer patients should stay away from this form of H 2 O 2 Also, cancer patients who use H 2 O 2 internally should also use a quality proteolytic enzyme (such as Vitälzym) which will cut through the protein coating on the cancer cells and will enable the H 2 O 2 to penetrate the cell wall. If you are on the Budwig Diet, you should avoid ingesting food grade H 2 O 2 since the interaction of the fats with the H 2 O 2 may cause stomach damage.
Oxycyclene TM is a liquid composed of natural substances that works like an engine that forces the production of H 2 O 2 within the white blood cells, resulting in the destruction of both the disease organism and the harboring white cell. Oxycyclene TM utilizes the body’s own natural defenses to recognize and annihilate the sick, diseased cells . Unlike vaccines and immunization, it is essentially free of side effects, and initial results have been extremely promising.
Almost 200 years ago, during the reign of Queen Victoria, people in India (a British colony then) found that H 2 O 2 added in small amounts to drinking water cured a variety of sickness, including colds, flu, cholera, and malaria. This knowledge threatened the “British Big Pharma” drug sales, so Britain sent an “undercover” agent who masqueraded as a doctor and claimed that taking H 2 O 2 causes viral brain damage. He even made up a story about a (nonexistent) child who supposedly died of brain damage after taking H 2 O 2 . Coming from a “doctor,” the fabricated story was accepted as “truth,” and the Indian people began purchasing the British drugs.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The same technique is still being utilized today by the Medical Mafia. Despite the voluminous amount of scientific data which validates the amazing chemical and biological effects of ozone and hydrogen peroxide, a large portion of the medical community continues to overlook or purposely ignore these incredibly simple and inexpensive treatments
One clinic that uses bio-oxidative therapies is Dr. Frank Shallenberger’s Nevada Center for Alternative and Anti-Aging Medicine, located in Carson City, Nevada. According to Dr. Shallenberger, both ozone and hydrogen peroxide actually increase the efficiency of the antioxidant enzyme system, which scavenges excess free radicals in the body. This then also enhances cellular immunity further. Their website is www.antiagingmedicine.com . Another excellent clinic is Caring Medical & Rehabilitation, run by Dr. Ross Hauser, located in Illinois. Their website is www.CaringMedical.com .
Lastly, if you decide to use ozone therapy, you must contact Dr. Saul Pressman, whom I call “ the Ozone Guru .” He moderates the following email group: [email protected] . Just join the group and email Dr. Pressman with any questions. He is incredibly responsive and always willing to help. He also assisted me with the information in this section of the book.