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The Next Big Thing
Hydrogen Therapy has over 600 studies done on it and it is showing it can help over 170 different human diseases. In a nutshell, it is the smallest lightest molecule in the universe, you could fit 3000,000 hydrogen molecules across the width of a single hair strand from your head and it acts as a very effective antioxidant and it can rid the body of 90% of all free radicals.
Dr. Graham Jackson the author of Heart Health has written an in-depth article on Hydrogen Therapy which is this blog below. Which I’m sure if you would like to know a more in-depth knowledge on Hydrogen here is his article…
Highest Medical Priority
“Hydrogen Medicine is revolutionary.”
‘Hydrogen holds the highest medical priority meaning hydrogen water and hydrogen gas should be the first things prescribed by doctors.’
Hopefully, it will not take that long before hydrogen therapy is being widely used during surgery, in ambulances, clinics, spas and in all homes where people are interested not only in surviving but in thriving in a world of toxicities and exceptional stress. Oxidative stress, caused by rivers of free radicals, is a plague on modern man. It’s the toxic pollution in the air we breathe 24/7, multi-chemical exposures, increased background radiation, heavy metals, radiation from the indiscriminate use of medical imaging, pharmaceutical medicines, chemotherapy, your cell phone constantly next to your brain, even your WI-FI and other EMF pollution generating devices. All these things increase oxidative stress, which eventually drags us into the morass of disease and cancer.
Molecular hydrogen is the perfect medical treatment for oxidative stress.
Inhaling hydrogen gas with a hydrogen inhaler device can extinguish the most intense oxidative fires and inflammation, which means we have a reasonable chance of pulling out of whatever disease we are facing. In a sense, it is the ultimate medicine.
From a cell’s point of view, hydrogen inhalation is like standing under a waterfall that invigorates even as it cools. Not only does everyone get something from hydrogen; but life cannot exist without it.
Hydrogen therapy is ultra-serious medicine. It is a new clinical mode of treatment for many diseases including surgery, tissue damage and dysfunction, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
On the health end, hydrogen offers the long sought-after fountain of youth. The rocket power of hydrogen is put into one’s mitochondria.
Hydrogen inhalation (breathing the gas) is a form of medicine that doubles as a health practice. Some users are already saying that they regard H2 inhalation as a necessary basic act of life, like eating and drinking and exercising because it has that much to give us.
For late-stage cancer sufferers, hydrogen inhalation is like getting two or more intravenous Vitamin C treatments a day with absolutely no toxicity. In the ICU it can be administered 24/7, meaning until the patient gets up and out of bed.
Hydrogen gas, along with hydrogen impregnated water, offers doctors and patients alike novel therapeutic strategies that promote health and quality of life in athletic and clinical environments. Hydrogen also has its beauty applications, having a strong effect on the skin.
Higher levels of hydrogen have been shown to protect DNA against oxidative damage by suppressing single-strand breakage of DNA caused by ROS. Hydrogen also protects against oxidative damage to RNA proteins.
It also goes to the toes, so anyone suffering from diabetic foot or any kind of neuropathy will be delighted with the inhalation of hydrogen gas over a few months’ time. Like carbon dioxide, hydrogen can even be pumped into a bagged arm or leg to topically treat syndromes like gangrene.
Hydrogen Is Not An Instant Magic Wand
My writings on hydrogen are enthusiastic for a reason. Hydrogen medicine is new, and it will assume its rightful place next to oxygen. Hydrogen in life-threatening situations can be dramatic (even miraculous) but people starting therapy need to give hydrogen time.
Over the long haul, it just keeps working like a solar wind, filling our sails and pushing our ship of life away from the rocky shoals of sickness and death.
Hydrogen is not an instant magic wand unless that instant is with a person taking their last breaths. Then it will work the same as it does for Navy divers down almost 2,000 feet. At those depths, hydrogen will keep a person alive and functioning. Hydrogen has a great future in intensive care. If one is looking for dramatic effects, then one needs to spend dramatic amounts of time inhaling hydrogen gas. If your life is on the line think about four one-hour sessions a day.
If you are dying, plug yourself in and don’t stop until you feel improvement. Otherwise, two hours a day, while continuously drinking hydrogen water will eventually give you escape velocity from a full range of pathologies.
Although hydrogen is not a miracle medicine one can expect many miracles to happen. I was talking with Tylor LeBaron of the Molecular Hydrogen Foundation saying, “Hydrogen therapy may not offer enlightenment, but for the very sick I imagine it might seem that way. And he responded, “Yes, for sick people it does offer enlightenment, and even for those that are not sick, it may improve their cognitive function.”
Hydrogen is by far the cleanest form of energy and is also the safest medicine; meaning it has no bad effects, only good ones. Going through life and facing disease is easier if we fill our bodies and cells with hydrogen.
A good point is made for pure hydrogen machines in terms of safety. Hydrogen, when mixed with oxygen, is potentially explosive, so one would not want to have a lighted match near one’s nose when breathing mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen.
The particular mixture of 66% percent hydrogen and 33% oxygen is very close to the
stoichiometric perfect mix (Stoichiometry) to create a phenomenal explosion between the hydrogen and the oxygen. The initiation energy for such an explosion would be tiny: it probably wouldn’t even need a spark, yet there are medical devices that put out these types of concentrations; none of them which I would recommend, except to hospitals which will soon have machines so advanced that doctors can get complete control over both gases at very high concentrations and flow rates in intensive care and surgical situations.
I do have to say that if you look hard enough you will find someone who says, ‘We do breathe hydrogen: only trace amounts of hydrogen (H2) are present in the inhaled air so we shouldn’t breathe more.’ Or crazy things like ‘Breathing pure hydrogen will kill you,’ as if you could breathe pure hydrogen from any of these inhalation machines, which you cannot. Pure oxygen would kill you too and that’s why they always put CO2 into oxygen cylinders.
I want to point out that this is the first comprehensive look at hydrogen medicine and how it fits in with medicine as we know it. It offers a giant leap forward in medical practices of all types, allopathic, chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic. Every branch of medicine including Chinese medicine will benefit from the use of hydrogen.
This book is for doctors and other healthcare professionals, but also for patients and their families who have no desire to wait for doctors to catch on to the hydrogen medical revolution. Hydrogen is here now, it’s widely available, and all we must do is extract the H2 from the H2O. That is what hydrogen inhalation devices do.
The main point of this book is to promote hydrogen therapy. Anyone with a life-threatening disease needs a hydrogen inhaler now. It should be perfectly clear that I am recommending the inclusion of hydrogen inhalation therapy for a broad range of conditions. My first patients on hydrogen inhalation were life and death cases and I am glad to say that hydrogen facilitated life. Modern medicine is about to discover how brilliant, safe and effective hydrogen can be.
Molecular hydrogen brings a revolution in medicine, one that every doctor and patient will be interested in. The science is irresistible and mounting clinical experience is pointing to hydrogen as the strongest, simplest and safest medicine in existence. After experimenting with toxic pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and radiation over the last century we now find hydrogen gas and hydrogen water making headway into the mainstream of medicine where it is already saving lives.
Hydrogen gas inhalation therapy is arriving just in time for many who are not keeping up with their health challenges and medical costs. Those whose needs are the greatest will benefit most from hydrogen because it penetrates the mitochondria, DNA and every extremity in the body. Already accepted in Japan and China, this pure fuel that sends rockets into space has been found to be exceedingly useful in the world of medicine.
Doctors are just learning that hydrogen can be provided as a medicine, a lifesaving medicine. Emergency room doctors, ambulance paramedics, and intensive care doctors will be the first to understand the real importance of hydrogen. Instead of just adding a little oxygen they will be applying hydrogen, oxygen and making sure CO2 levels rise as well.
It is a good thing these gasses are freely available, cannot be patented and are easily made in our own homes. Hard research sustains the view that hydrogen is a medicine of the future that has arrived today. Of course, there is a limit to hydrogen and what it can do when it floods your body’s fluids and cells. But when backed by a full protocol most of those limits are removed.
Hydrogen to the Rescue
What is the first thing the fire department does when its trucks arrive at a fire? They pull out the hoses, connect to the hydrants, and pour tons of water onto the nastiest fires. In the medical world, the equivalent is hydrogen, which too can be flooded into a dying body to put out the flames of inflammation and oxidative stress.
As you shall see throughout this book, molecular hydrogen (H2) functions as an extensive protector against oxidative stress, inflammation, and allergic reactions.
Molecular hydrogen is a medical gas that can be dissolved in water or administered through drinking, inhalation, applied transdermally, used in baths, and by intravenous drip (IV). Molecular hydrogen has proven useful and convenient as a novel antioxidant and modifier of gene expression where oxidative stress results in cellular damage.
A man who has Type 2 diabetes was not getting results using hydrogen inhalation. When asked how he was doing his hydrogen therapy he said he was inhaling the gas, but only drinking a little water. After being urged to drink the water more regularly he bought 3, 17 oz. stainless thermos bottles drinking that much hydrogen water each day. His blood sugar was getting out of control, and doctors were having to increase insulin to attempt to manage his blood sugar. But since he’s been combining H2 inhalation with drinking the water daily, his blood sugar has come down and normalized after about 1 week. The consensus seems to be that it is always best to drink and inhale hydrogen as simultaneous therapies.
Hydrogen is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, enter the mitochondria, and “even has the ability to translocate to the nucleus under certain conditions,” reports Dr. Brandon J Dixon in Medical Gas Research. Because of its size, molecular hydrogen can do a lot of things larger molecules of known antioxidants can’t. Once in these ideal locations of the cell, previous studies have shown that hydrogen exerts antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective properties that are beneficial to the cell.
There are no safety issues with hydrogen; it has been used for years in gas mixtures for deep diving and in numerous clinical trials without adverse events. There are no warnings in the literature of its toxicity or long-term exposure effects. At the level of the three primary gases, which are the most essential ingredients of life, one simply cannot talk about one without the others. Certainly, the most brilliant medicine will incorporate all three in practice. Even though oxygen is prescribed as a medicine in hospitals, it is an essential nutrient that we breathe 24/7. So are hydrogen and even carbon dioxide, which is as essential for our health as it is for plants.
Hydrogen will quickly change the landscape of a person’s present condition and that is why doctors in the west are beginning to take notice. Combined with its excellent safety record, hydrogen has many unique characteristics that make it very valuable in medicine and health. Its systemic properties and penetration abilities allow hydrogen to be effective under conditions of poor blood flow and other situations that limit many other types of systemic treatments.
Hydrogen Protects Us From Harm
The first report demonstrating the benefits of drinking hydrogen water in patients receiving radiation therapy for malignant tumors affirms how helpful hydrogen is for radiation exposure. This finding provides the foundation for a clinically applicable, effective, and safe strategy for the delivery of hydrogen gas to mitigate radiation-induced cellular injury. In an increasingly radioactive world and with doctors using more radiation to diagnose and treat disease than ever, hydrogen will be life-saving for many.
It is worth repeating that hydrogen helps protect us from the cellular damage caused by caused by cell phones, Wi-Fi and all the EMF pollution that is increasingly plaguing us and about to get worse with the implementation of G5.
The Fire Of Life
Just as every sun needs mountain ranges of hydrogen every minute to run themselves, humans too run on hydrogen. Supplying a lot more, in the form of molecular hydrogen gas and water, ignites a fire in us. A healing fire that medical scientists believe is even good for impossible to cure diseases like muscular dystrophy and many other diseases that modern medicine has failed to find answers for.
Medical scientists focus on the antioxidant implications of hydrogen, finally having a powerful enough fire truck to put out the nastiest oxidative fires. But we also see (and will present chapters dedicated to) hydrogen as a fuel, not only for rockets and cars but for the mitochondria in our cells. It is the fire of life that gets stimulated. If one needs healing that fire will be directed exactly to the place it is most needed. It is a perfect fire that is created when hydrogen is administered with oxygen. Perfect in that it burns coolly because hydrogen is a flawless antioxidant.
We can create a perfect hydrogen flame by balancing the three gases so that the mitochondria fire up their production of ATP. With sufficient hydrogen, the mitochondria will burn without oxidative prejudice because the hydrogen is putting out the fires of oxidative stress even as it is the fuel that lights the fire.
Human beings cannot live without hydrogen. While science refers to us as carbon-based life forms, man is also a hydrogen-based life form. When plants absorb sunlight, they store negatively charged hydrogen ions through the process of photosynthesis.
When you eat unprocessed plants, your body’s cells utilize the nutrients in those plants with the electrical charge of the hydrogen ions. When your body burns hydrogen and oxygen, it generates the energy you need to live.
All living things must have hydrogen to sustain life. The human body must breathe to get oxygen and must eat and drink to get hydrogen. The primary sources of hydrogen ions for the human body are fresh uncooked plants, fruits, vegetables, and water. Now we can inhale it directly in the form of molecular hydrogen gas. That gas can also be dissolved in water, so we can drink it and doctors can inject it.
What Hydrogen Will Not Do
I think it is appropriate before we launch on all the things hydrogen can do for us to discuss what hydrogen will not do. It will not resolve a busting appendix though it should be used during and after surgery. It will not resolve the conflicts and stress people feel from deep-rooted personality problems. Though it can strengthen a person’s sexuality it will not touch on patterns of behavior and thought about sex and the stress that comes from that. It will not, all by itself, balance the three nervous systems or what in Ayurvedic Medicine calls the three primary forces of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Hydrogen will not balance meridian energies nor affect the chakras in any meaningful way.
The United States Navy
Marine scientist proved the only Hydrogen can sustain life at 702 meters beneath the sea. Hydrogen allows the body to function and breathe under stress! The United States Navy developed procedures allowing dives between 500 and 700 meters (1650 to 2300 feet) in depth while breathing gas mixtures based on hydrogen, called hydrox (hydrogen-oxygen) or hydreliox (hydrogen-helium-oxygen).
Although the first reported use of hydrogen seems to be by Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), who had guinea pigs breathe it, the actual first uses of this gas in diving are usually attributed to trials by the Swedish engineer, Arne Zetterström in 1945.
Breathing a mixture of 96% hydrogen and 4% oxygen he was able to dive deeper than anyone before.
Hydreliox is breathing a gas mixture of helium, oxygen, and hydrogen. For the Hydra VIII mission at 50 atmospheres of ambient pressure, the mixture used was 49% hydrogen, 50.2% helium, and 0.8% oxygen. Because hydrogen is the lightest element, it is easier to breathe than nitrogen under high pressure.
It is hard to imagine a more stressful situation than being that deep under water. Marine scientists figured out a long time ago what hydrogen can be used for and now the rest of us will. If hydrogen can keep us alive under great stress at bone-crushing depth, think of what it can do if one is on their deathbed or suffering from a chronic disease, cancer or even sepsis.
Heliox is a breathing gas composed of a mixture of helium (He) and oxygen (O2). Heliox is a medical treatment for patients with difficulty breathing. The mixture generates less resistance than atmospheric air when passing through the airways of the lungs, and thus requires less effort by a patient to breathe in and out of the lungs.
Heliox has been used medically since the 1930s, and although the medical community adopted it initially to alleviate symptoms of upper airway obstruction, its range of medical uses has since expanded because of the low density of the gas.
Through the Bohr Effect,[v] medical scientists have known for a century how important and useful carbon dioxide (CO2) is as a medicine. However, hydrogen allows for quicker healing and recovery than when oxygen and CO2 only are used. When it comes to CO2 it is good to get out of our heads the negative propaganda on CO2 as a waste product or warming gas. The linking of carbon dioxide levels moving from 0.028% to 0.04% of the atmosphere to global warming is purely imaginary.
Multiple organ dysfunction syndromes (MODS) is a leading cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Hyperoxia (oxygen) treatment is beneficial to critically ill patients, however, the clinical use of hyperoxia is hindered as it sometimes exacerbates organ injury by increasing reactive oxygen species (ROS). Both CO2 and hydrogen reduce the toxicity of oxygen, so it is wise indeed to conceive of the future practice of medicine centered on these three gases used as one.
Hydrogen gas (H2) exerts a therapeutic anti-oxidative effect by selectively reducing ROS, this is one of its main effects and why hydrogen is the perfect companion to oxygen.
One of the key studies on hydrogen sustains the view that hydrogen and oxygen inhalers belong everywhere in the world of medicine and health, including in ambulances and intensive care departments. Better yet they belong in every home being the best investment one can make in one’s health.
Combination therapy of H2 and hyperoxia has previously been shown to significantly improve survival rate and reduce organ damage extent in mice with polymicrobial sepsis.
Medical gases trigger naturally occurring physiological responses, enhancing the human body’s preventive and self-healing capabilities. Medical gases include carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, nitric oxide, helium and most recently hydrogen. Medical gases can be used on their own or in combination for a therapeutic effect or as an insufflation during surgery.
Nitric oxide is a gas that is inhaled. It works by relaxing smooth muscle to widen (dilate) blood vessels, especially in the lungs. Nitric oxide is used together with a mechanical ventilator to treat respiratory failure in premature infants. Increased levels of CO2 also dilate blood vessels while positively affecting the oxygen disassociation curve from the red blood cells. Molecular hydrogen (H2) has been accepted to be an inert and non-functional gas in our body but this is not correct. H2 reacts with strong oxidants such as hydroxyl radicals in cells and exhibits other extensive effects. Pediatric and neonatal patients have an assortment of physiologic conditions that may require adjunctive inhaled gases to treat a wide variety of diseases. Inhaled nitric oxide, helium-oxygen mixtures, inhaled anesthetics, hypercarbic mixtures, hypoxic mixtures, and hydrogen have been used to alter physiology in an attempt to improve patient outcomes.
Hydrogen Is Serious Medicine
Hydrogen gas inhalation is a powerful yet gentle therapeutic process. Conditions improve faster if hydrogen and oxygen are fed continuously. Hydrogen is the ultimate warrior against death and disease and is a perfect partner with oxygen, which itself is a perfect partner with CO2.
Prof. Masaru Suzuki, from the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Keio University Hospital, said that “H2 will become a gas medicinal product which will have a big impact in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Research is moving fast across the world and it will eventually become a combined international investigation. If this H2 inhalation therapy works with cardiopulmonary arrest, it would mean that even under the most severe conditions this treatment is effective. I think the potential for H2 in medical uses will spread endlessly on the back of this medical research.”
In a study published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Hydrogen Gas Inhalation Treatment in Acute Cerebral Infarction was safe and effective. These results suggested a potential for widespread and general application of H2 gas. The medicinal value of hydrogen was ignored prior to research illustrating that inhalation of 2% H2 can significantly decrease the damage of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion caused by oxidative stress via selective elimination of hydroxyl freebase (OH) and Peroxynitrite anions (ONOO-).
Hydrogen promotes survival of retinal cells. The results of one study demonstrated that postconditioning with inhaled high-dose H2 appears to confer neuroprotection against retinal I/R injury via anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptosis pathways.
[xii] Hydrogen is a miracle when the only thing your eye doctor can suggest is antioxidants and you are going blind. Bill Johnston writes: “Yesterday I went to my eye doctor. I had told her about molecular hydrogen a few months ago and the relationship between oxidative stresses, the hydroxyl radical, and age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, cataracts. Yesterday she compared pictures of my retina and was amazed. Not being knowledgeable about the eye, I did not understand the terms she used but I could see that the retina surface was smooth now without an uneven surface. One bump that was obvious had disappeared totally. She wants me to come back in another month as part of a study she wants to write about,”
Drs. Sun, Ohta, and Nakao, in their book Hydrogen Molecular Biology and Medicine, the first of its kind, write, “Inert gases are not useless or dispensable for human survival; instead, they are indispensable components of the gas medium to maintain life. To maintain the oxidation-phosphorylation energy metabolism, which is essential to life, the inhaled gas must contain a certain proportion of oxygen. But if the partial pressure of oxygen is too high or even pure oxygen, then it will cause damage to the body or even death since the presence of excess oxygen is toxic to the body.”
These doctors go on importantly to say: “According to the research, hydrogen shows a protective effect in multiple diseases. For instance, malignant carcinoma, colitis, encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning, cerebral ischemia, senile dementia, Parkinson’s disease, depression, spinal injury, skin allergy, diabetes type 2, acute pancreatitis, organ transplantation, intestinal ischemia, systematic inflammation reaction, radioactive injury, retina injury, deafness, etc.”
These doctors affirm that because the molecular weight of hydrogen gas is low, the permeability of hydrogen gas is very strong. “It can penetrate rubber and latex tube at room temperature and can penetrate metal films such as palladium, nickel, and steel at higher temperatures.” So, we can imagine hydrogen spreading throughout your body getting to every cell and especially to those areas that most need the healing power of hydrogen.
The more difficult or dire the medical circumstance the more helpful hydrogen seems to be. Hydrogen is perfectly suitable for intensive care wards (ICUs) and emergency rooms where medicines must act fast. According to the above authors, “The acoustic speed of hydrogen is fast. Under the standard condition, the acoustic speed of air is 331 m/s, helium’s acoustic speed is 972 m/s, while the acoustic speed of hydrogen is 1286 m/s.”
Molecular hydrogen contains two protons and two electrons, is neutral, and so it does not take up as much space electromagnetically as negatively charged electrons. This means molecular hydrogen slips into cells more easily than the much smaller electrons.
Cells resist any charge but not hydrogen, which is neutral. So the small neutral molecules of hydrogen get into the cell and mitochondria with ease and speed where they do a whole lot of good.
Hydrogen healing molecules easily come to the rescue, riding in on ultra-fast horses.
Hydrogen is responsive; it is chemically active as well as energetic and will move like lightning in emergency situations, especially when one combines inhaled hydrogen gas with hydrogenated water.
[xi] Hydrogen Gas Inhalation Treatment in Acute Cerebral Infarction: A Randomised
Controlled Clinical Study on Safety and Neuroprotection.
[xii] Wang R, Wu J, Chen Z et al. Post conditioning with inhaled hydrogen promotes survival of retinal ganglion cells in a rat model of retinal ischemia/reperfusion injury.
Brain Res. 2016 Feb 1;1632:82-90.
Hydrogen the fuel of life
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, so there’s no possibility of human consumers depleting the supply. There are certainly enough oil resources to meet global demand now, but many energy experts predict that the world’s supply of oil will be depleted within 60 years or sooner. Hydrogen will save the world in terms of energy and it will save the world of medicine.
According to astrophysicist David Palmer, about 75 percent of all the known elemental matter that exists is composed of hydrogen. The nucleus of a hydrogen atom is made from a single proton, which is a positively charged particle. One electron orbits around the outside of the nucleus. Neutrons, which can be found in all other elements, do not exist in the most common form of hydrogen.
The sun generates its energy by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium. In its core, the sun fuses 620 million metric tons of hydrogen each second. Of course it is not that simple. However, the point is that hydrogen gives life to our sun and all suns leading to the spreading of light all over the universe.
Hydrogen is at the Root of Creation That image is through a good telescope with the star in the middle being the closest one.
In reality there is no darkness in space it is full of light, but we cannot see it-it looks black. If we could see it, it would burn our eyes out. And we are that light. We absorb light and re-radiate like stars and hydrogen is always at the heart of it all.
The first scientist to talk about hydrogen was Dr. Szent-Györgyi who won the Nobel Prize for discovering Vitamin C and its ability to cure scurvy in 1937. He also won a Nobel Prize for his work identifying the reactions that liberate energy from hydrogen. He explained one of the basic principles of biology: hydrogen and oxygen interact in a delicate balance releasing energy delivering it to cells in tiny portions.
Dr. Szent-Györgyi said: “Hydrogen is, in fact, the only fuel the body knows. The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen, a hydrogen supplier and hydrogen donor, and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen. So the combustion of hydrogen is the real energy-supplying reaction.” He insisted that hydrogen was the fuel of life. Everyone knows we need oxygen to live, but oxygen’s counterpart (hydrogen) is the real fuel that burns when there is plenty of oxygen around. Today we are finally seeing hydrogen as a clean burning fuel for our cars.
In this video we see robot bees can now dive in and out of water using tiny combustible rockets run on hydrogen and oxygen that is taken right out of the water they dive into.
Gas fills a chamber in the RoboBee’s interior, it’s lit by an internal spark, and woosh, it shoots out of the water. What’s cleverest about this system is that it actually uses the water as fuel. A pair of tiny electrolytic plates convert the liquid into hydrogen, which can then be ignited providing rocket like thrust.
The next generation fuel cell propulsion system announced recently delivers a number of important advances: increased power density, reduced cost, resulting from a combination of a new one-step fuel-cell stack sealing process; and extended lifetime. The increase in rated power, without any appreciable increase in size or weight, is a particularly significant development. In addition, these new type of fuel cells offer a 3x increase in mission drone flying time compared to battery-powered drones.
Hydrogen is the best and most efficient energy carrier ever. It has the largest amount of energy by weight out of every other combustible gas. Every fuel, be it diesel, gasoline, natural gas, propane, butane, etc. are all carbon chains of a certain length linked together by hydrogen atoms. The length of the chain determines the name and fuel type. Used in conjunction with gasoline in your vehicle, hydrogen can act as a catalyst that optimizes combustion and results in cleaner emissions, reduced fuel costs and reduced oil maintenance.
Water has both the fuel (hydrogen) and oxygen, which provides the fire of oxidation. The word hydrogen comes from the Greek, meaning “water-former.” Water is formed when hydrogen is burned (oxidized) by oxygen. It is created every day in our bodies as we burn hydrogen to create ATP. Hydrogen and oxygen participate in a continuous cycle that generates both water and energy.
“The oxidation of hydrogen in stages seems to be one of the basic principles of biological oxidation. The reason for this is probably mainly that the cell would not be able to harness and transfer to other processes the large amounts of energy, released by direct oxidation. The cell needs small changes if it is to be able to pay for its functions without losing too much in the process. So it oxidizes the H-atom in stages, converting the large banknote into small change,” writes Szent-Györgyi.
Szent-Györgyi was the first to show that the human body stores hydrogen in many of its organs. He called this ‘hydrogen pooling’ and he identified the liver as the organ that pools the most hydrogen because it requires hydrogen to neutralize free radicals produced during detoxification. This is what hydrogen does best-neutralize free radicals and combine with them to turn them into water.
Food is a primary source of hydrogen. If it is fresh and uncooked it provides an abundance of hydrogen. The hydrogen in food is tied up in complex molecules that have to be metabolized (broken down) to release the hydrogen. The air we breathe also contains a small amount of hydrogen, which is immediately absorbed into cells and tissues the moment it enters the respiratory tract. The amount found in the atmosphere is less than 1%, so that really is not enough to make up the difference if we are deficient
The Miracle of Molecular Hydrogen
Seduced by simplicity, physicists have always found themselves fascinated by hydrogen, the simplest of atoms, which can combine to form the simplest molecule. Hydrogen has shocked, it has surprised, it has embarrassed, it has humbled – and again and again it has guided physicists to the edge of new vistas of thought. Now it is time for hydrogen to do its magic in the field of medicine where it will be used to treat traumatic injury, neurodegenerative disease, inflammatory disease, organ transplantation, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, sepsis, burn wounds, adverse reactions after chemotherapy, radiation-induced injury, hearing disorders, and preeclampsia.[xiii] Molecular hydrogen has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities and neuroprotective effects.[xiv] We see increases in the level of the anti-oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) with hydrogen intake.[xv] Hydrogen-rich saline prevents Aβ-induced neuro-inflammation and oxidative stress, which may contribute to the improvement of memory dysfunction in animal studies.[xvi] Looking just to the effects of Molecular Hydrogen we see:
· Improves mood disorders
· Reduces muscle fatigue, motor deficits, and muscle degeneration · Prevents metabolic syndrome, decreasing levels of glucose, insulin and triglycerides: can treat diabetes
· Antioxidant: prevents brain damage
· Protects all organs
· Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
· Assists in weight loss
· Enhances mitochondrial function
· Has been shown to prevent cancer by reducing oxidative stress and suppressing tumour colony growth
· Has been shown to reduce side effects of cancer treatments
· Boosts skin health
· Enhances wound healing
· Limits damage of transplant organs
· Improves bladder dysfunctions
· Is cardio-protective
· Protects and rebuilds eyes and vision
· Prevents hearing loss
· Combats allergies
· Ameliorates kidney disease
· Protects the liver
· Promotes gut health
· Protects the lungs
· Protects from radiation-induced damage · Relieves pain
· May prolong lifespan
· Is antibacterial and promotes oral health
· Is non-toxic at high concentrations
Millions of individuals are not getting enough hydrogen (and are suffering for it) because of mineral deficient soil, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, over-processing of foods, the addition of chemical preservatives, and drinking over-chlorinated and over-fluoridated water.
When certain chemicals in the body lose an electron, they become positively charged (and are called “free radicals” or “oxidants”). These chemicals roam freely throughout the rest of the body stealing electrons from other cells. Free radicals damage cellular DNA. The majority of modern science has come to the conclusion that free radical damage in the human body is the cause of aging. Aging is evidence of the damage to millions of the body’s cells through oxidation. This oxidation is due to the lack of available hydrogen anions to stop free radical damage.
Molecular hydrogen is seen to be effective for Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the progressive destruction of joints cause morbidity. It is also associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, which can result in cardiovascular disease and mortality. The therapeutic goal is to control systemic inflammation to obtain not only the remission of symptoms, but also improve one’s general state of health. Consumption of water with a high concentration of molecular hydrogen (4-5 ppm in the water) significantly improves the effects of disease and reduces oxidative stress in RA.[xvii] Oxidative stress associated with the production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) has been well documented to underlie the surge in pro-inflammatory molecules and mitochondrial DNA damage apparent in disease; which includes cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, neurodegenerative disease, and aging. Higher levels of hydrogen have been shown to protect DNA against oxidative damage by suppressing single-strand breakage of DNA caused by ROS; to protect against oxidative damage to RNA and proteins, and to enhance the anti-oxidizing activity of ascorbic acid by threefold – a factor crucial in avoiding the pro-oxidant risk of administering a high dose of ascorbic acid. Making any vitamin C therapy more effective.
The vast majority of animals and plants are able to synthesize vitamin C, through a sequence of enzyme-driven steps. However, some animals, including guinea pigs and humans, lack the enzyme that is required in the last step of vitamin C synthesis. These species are able to survive with the lower levels available from their diets by recycling oxidized vitamin C. Animals that have the enzyme needed to synthesize vitamin C do not have the ability to recycle oxidized vitamin C.
Thus, for us humans, having a supplement that provides molecular hydrogen in high quantities is going to extend our stores of Vitamin C. This is life enhancement at its best.
Molecular hydrogen will create a feedback loop and an updraft that lifts the activity of all antioxidants because an adequate supply of vitamin C enables the regeneration of vitamin E and other antioxidants in the body.
Interestingly, water, which is essential to life, is formed by the combination of oxygen (a powerful oxidizer) and hydrogen (a powerful reducer). It makes sense that molecular hydrogen has high-powered therapeutic potential, as does water itself. Hydrogen is a novel and innovative therapeutic tool. It can be used like intravenous vitamin C therapy except it is far less expensive, and can be used around the clock. With an inhaler, one can pour hydrogen into the body directly through the lungs.
With every sip of hydrogen water, our bodies are flushed with trillions of hydrogen molecules. H2 is an effective molecule to scavenge or pair up with toxic hydroxyl radicals in the body that need to be neutralized. Hydrogen therapy is safe and there is no upper limit of use. The more water you drink infused with hydrogen the better, especially if you have late-stage cancer and need to turn things around quickly.
There is no toxicity to H2 because the by-product of the free-radical neutralizing reaction is water. Each molecule of H2 will neutralize 2 hydroxyl radicals into two molecules of H2O, hydrating your cells in the process. Hydrogen water at a concentration of 1.6 mg/L would have more “antioxidant” molecules than 100 mg of vitamin C, as there are more total molecules in 1.6 mg of hydrogen compared to 100 mg of vitamin C. http://primoh2.com/molecular-hydrogen-101/Molecular hydrogen is a medical leap that is going to help many people. Studies have confirmed that consumption of hydrogen reduces oxidative stress in a diverse range of disorders and organ systems including the digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. There are hundreds of scientific publications that show molecular hydrogen to be therapeutic. Even NASA is researching hydrogen water to protect astronauts from radiation during space travel.
Hydrogen is intriguing. As explained by Tyler LeBaron, founder of the Molecular Hydrogen Foundation, hydrogen powers the sun’s fusion, it is key to ATP production within the mitochondria, and it is the father of all other elements. Hydrogen, along with oxygen, has been intrinsically involved with the evolution of life in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes (e.g. hydrogenases, hydrogenosomes, mitochondria, etc.). The extremes of oxygen and hydrogen provide a balance between oxidation and reduction, which is vital to life. The most important and basic thing to know about molecular hydrogen is that it negates the toxicity of oxygen by combining with free radicals and turning them into water.
Hydrogen in the body is mostly bound to carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen. It is part of almost every molecule in your body: DNA, proteins, sugars, and fats. The hydrogen bond – which forms between atoms that “share” a hydrogen atom – is one of the most important interactions that make biological molecules behave as they do. Thus, hydrogen is an important factor in the regulation of physiology. Because of its small size, Molecular Hydrogen is an ideal antioxidant molecule for oxidative stress in the mitochondria. It is one of the very few, if not the only antioxidant molecules that can reach the inside of the mitochondria. H2 directly protects mitochondria that are exposed to reactive oxygen species.
The nasty hydroxyl radical has an unpaired electron, which turns it into an insatiable whirling dervish that cannot be calmed until it stabilizes itself. Robert Slovak, a hydrogen water quality innovator, says, “It will steal an electron from DNA, cell walls, the mitochondria-and it will damage those when it does.”
The anti-oxidative stress effect of hydrogen is reported to occur by direct elimination of hydroxyl radical and peroxynitrite. Subsequent studies indicate that hydrogen activates the Nrf2-Keap1 system.
Acute oxidative stress induced by ischemia-reperfusion or inflammation causes serious damage to tissues. Persistent oxidative stress is accepted as one of the causes of many common diseases including cancer. H2 selectively reduces the hydroxyl radical, the most cytotoxic of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and effectively protects cells; however, H2 does not react with the kinds of ROS which possess physiological roles.
The inhalation of H2 gas markedly suppressed brain injury by buffering the effects of oxidative stress. Thus, H2 can be used as an effective antioxidant therapy. Owing to its ability to rapidly diffuse across membranes, it can reach and react with cytotoxic ROS and thus protect against oxidative damage.[xviii] ROS are involved in metastatic tumour processes including the invasion of cancer cells into surrounding primary tumour sites. Generated ROS regulates tumour progression, indicating that ROS is situated upstream in many signaling pathways, including the pathway involved in metastasis. At tumour sites, large amounts of ROS are produced by activated neutrophils and macrophages in the inflammatory response.
Hydrogen water erases ROS indispensable for tumour cell growth. Scientists who have studied its anti-tumour effects used hydrogen in combination with hyperthermia at 42°C and found it to be potent as an anti-tumour agent.[xix] Therapeutic opportunities of hydrogen increase in the presence of specific catalysts or heat; thus for cancer and other serious diseases it should be used in the context of a full protocol.
Hydrogen, Inflammation, and Pain
Cells that are repeatedly exposed to inflammatory mediators will have genes that code for inflammatory response proteins switched on, and thus be in a constant state of inflammation. This leads to diseases and health conditions that are strongly linked to inflammation, including asthma and cardiovascular disease. Some of the molecules in the body that can instigate a change in gene expression are: Nf-kB, TNFa, and reactive nitrogen species such as nitric oxide and peroxynitrite.
Hydrogen indirectly affects gene expression through its ability to modulate molecules that have a direct epigenetic effect. Molecular Hydrogen can:
· Impede release of NF-kB
· Reduce TNFa
· Reduce excess nitric oxide
· Scavenge peroxynitrite
Molecular hydrogen has been shown to be an anti-inflammatory in acute conditions, but it is also a potential epigenetic modifying agent for genes that code for chronic pain and inflammation. Therapeutic effects of molecular hydrogen for a wide range of disease models and human diseases have been investigated mostly since 2007. Most studies have been conducted in Japan, China, and the USA. About three-quarters of the articles show the effects in mice and rats. The number of clinical trials is increasing every year. One should take note that almost all the initial research and publications came from Dr. Patrick Flanagan, developer of Megahydrate, who was ahead of the curve in seeing how hydrogen can affect our health.
Hydrogen and Stress
Emotions and stress matter very much in health and medicine although doctors are not trained to help their patients much with these issues. Many have a hard time in recognizing their own stress and the stress in others, so negative emotions continue to cook in the background, ready to explode into a disease. There are emotional stresses, physical stresses, and chemical stresses. Even gravity is a stress. Any impact from the environment can be seen as a stress. Many people suffer from high levels of sexual stress.
Intense hydrogen therapy (and magnesium therapy) helps reduce the price we pay on a cellular level for the stress we carry around. It is not just the stress from increasing background radiation, vastly expanded radiation exposure to cell phones, Wi-Fi and cell towers, radiation testing and therapy; heavy metals, antibiotics in our drinking water, fluoride, pharmaceutical drugs, food preservatives, food enhancers like MSG, chemotherapy, heavy metal exposure, pesticide residues in our food; and God knows what else that tears our cells down. It is also the emotional and feeling world of people that is all messed up, contaminated by civilization and the mess mankind has made for itself.
The mechanisms by which a cell dies, that is, apoptosis, necrosis, pyroptosis, or autophagic cell death, often depends on its ability to cope with the conditions to which it is exposed. The adaptive capacity of a cell ultimately determines its fate when it comes under stress. Strength, or what we can call a cell’s adaptive capacity, is directly related to nutritional sufficiency and proper cellular respiration which removes all toxins and wastes through the cell wall.
Cells can respond to stress in various ways, ranging from the activation of survival pathways to the initiation of cell death that eventually eliminates damaged cells.
Whether cells mount a protective or destructive stress response depends on many factors, but the greatest has to do with nutritional status. A healthy cell naturally chooses life but one that is already chronically stressed due to mineral and lipid deficiencies will have significantly less coping power, less resistance to stress. Other factors in calculating cellular resistance to stress are the nature and duration of the stress as well as the type of cells being affected.
The cell’s initial response to a stressful stimulus is geared towards helping the cell to defend against, and recover from, the insult to it. So, it behooves us to maximize the cell’s initial defensive response. Both hydrogen and magnesium will do this
Hydrogen for Surgery & ICU
Medical gas is critical to the function of hospitals and many other healthcare facilities.
Medical gas systems in hospitals are, in a word, lifesaving. Piped in medical gases, oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, to hospital areas such as patient rooms, recovery areas, operating rooms, and ICU departments is critical to the survival of patients. Now hydrogen needs to be added to the list.
It is imperative that hospitals get with the program on hydrogen because it is a perfect and safe substance to put out the fires of oxidative stress. Evidence of massive oxidative stress is well established in adult critical illnesses; characterized by tissue ischemia reperfusion injury and by an intense systemic inflammatory response such as during sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Oxidative stress exacerbates organ injury and the overall clinical outcome.[xx] Oxygen-derived free radicals play an important role in the development of disease in critically ill patients.
“Critically ill patients suffer from oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species
(ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). Although ROS/RNS are constantly produced under normal circumstances, critical illness can drastically increase their production.
These patients have reduced plasma and intracellular levels of antioxidants and free electron scavengers or cofactors. They also have decreased activity of the enzymatic system involved in ROS detoxification. The pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance is of functional relevance during critical illness because it is involved in the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure.”[xxi] Hydrogen is the gas that directly and immediately addresses critical conditions resulting from massive oxidative stress.
Various studies have suggested therapeutic effects of hydrogen gas in relation to various aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, including acute myocardial infarction, cardiopulmonary arrest syndrome, contrast-induced acute kidney injury, and haemorrhagic shock.
This is an emergency room / ICU / Operation room hydrogen machine. Gas Production
Rate: Hydrogen /Oxygen: 3000ml～6000ml/min. Hospitals and the FDA officials might not know it yet but in China they are already producing hydrogen machines perfected to the climate of ICU and operating rooms. Hospitals can afford the 30,000 dollar estimated price and the absolute control gained over the combined gases but vastly less costly units will flood the body equally well with hydrogen.
Hydrogen works fast because of its small size and neutral footprint. “Inhalation of 1-4% hydrogen gas alleviated tissue damage and reduces infarct size. The blood and tissue levels of hydrogen reach saturation within 2 or 3 min after commencing inhalation of hydrogen gas. The gaseous hydrogen level in the blood reaches 16 μmol/L after inhalation of 2% hydrogen gas. Arterial oxygen saturation is not affected because gaseous hydrogen does not bind with haemoglobin, and the blood pressure and pulse rate are also unaffected under steady state condition. The blood level of hydrogen gas declines rapidly after discontinuation of inhalation because it is excreted by the lungs.”[xxii] This last paragraph is important in terms of dosage and the type of inhalation machine one is looking at. One off hand estimate is that 300ml/min flow of hydrogen at 8 percent concentration saturates the blood in about ten minutes. Once it is saturated it is only a matter of keeping hydrogen levels available for circulation. Hydrogen inhalers that use 99 percent hydrogen will saturate the body even quicker, and though that might be useful at times under emergency situations, it is not necessary nor have any scientific studies been carried out at such high concentrations.
Hard Hydrogen Science
In a rat model of resuscitated cardiac arrest, the survival rate at 72 h after a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was only 30% in the control group, whereas it increased to 70% in the hypothermia group and the hydrogen gas group, and was even higher at 80% in the combined group.[xxiii] Combining hydrogen with infrared warming therapies optimizes therapeutic outcomes.
Stroke is a devastating neurological disease and hydrogen has shown promise for these patients as well. By inhalation, hydrogen gas is able to pass the blood-brain barrier effectively, leading to improved neurological conditions in a variety of stroke models (Ohsawa et al., 2007; Chen et al., 2010; Lekic et al., 2011; Zhan et al., 2012).
“Destructive ROS like hydroxyl radicals are strong oxidants that cause tissue damage, whereas beneficial species like superoxide and hydrogen peroxide enhance endogenous antioxidant mechanisms through signal transduction pathways. A potent antioxidant, such as vitamin C, indiscriminately eliminates both destructive and beneficial ROS, thus failing to suppress the onset or progression of conditions related to oxidative stress.
Hydrogen gas is a weak reducing agent, and its oxidation-reduction reaction only occurs with a strong oxidant that causes tissue damage.”[xxiv]
“Hydrogen gas inhalation confers resistance to hemodynamic instability caused by massive bleeding. It appears that, when hydrogen gas is administered under circumstances where homeostasis is disturbed, it works on complex networks and restores homeostasis. Endogenous physiologically active gases, such as nitric oxide and carbon monoxide, bind to heme, but hydrogen gas does not.”[xxv]
Safer Surgery with Magnesium Everything in surgery, emergency room medicine and intensive care is facilitated with magnesium. Complications such as arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke, and infections may occur after major surgery. Everyone scheduled for surgery needs to increase their stores of magnesium. In the pre-and postoperative phases magnesium can help alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure, alleviate certain heart arrhythmias; it works to prevent blood clotting, relieves depression so common after bypass surgery, and improves energy and cognitive abilities.
Dr. Sarah Mayhill says, “Magnesium has a thrombolytic (able to dissolve thrombosis) effect, but also protects against adverse effects of stunning. From the mid-1980s there has been increasing evidence that the use of intravenous magnesium, given as early as possible (and before reperfusion) has a major beneficial effect on the outcome of this life-threatening situation. Positive studies have shown between a 50% and 82.5% improved survival rate after doses of intravenous magnesium given by drips in the dosage range of
32 – 66 mmol in the first 24 hours.”
When magnesium levels are corrected by the administration of magnesium before, during and after surgery, medical complications are significantly reduced to the point where it becomes simply imprudent to perform surgery without it. Dr. Minato at the
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, in Japan, strongly recommends the correction of hypomagnesemia during and after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for the prevention of perioperative coronary artery spasm; and his team have said that they will no longer perform this surgery without its use.[xxvi]
Hydrogen is another substance that will facilitate positive outcomes in ICU and surgery departments as well as in ambulances and emergency centres. In the future it will be a grave error, even malpractice, to not give hydrogen or magnesium in these critical care departments. It should not be a great leap for the medical system to go from giving oxygen in all instances to giving hydrogen and oxygen at the same time.
The high-end hydrogen inhaler featured above would give doctors perfect control over both gases. When it becomes available with FDA approval it will be exactly what is needed in these departments. However, for the patient hydrogen inhalation units need to be used at home, on a daily basis if the full benefits of hydrogen are to be received.
[xx] Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Volume 40, Issue 3, 1 February 2006, Pages
398-406 The role of oxidative stress in adult critical care
[xxi] Crit Care. 2006; 10(5): R146. Oxidative stress is increased in critically ill patients according to antioxidant vitamins intake, independent of severity: a cohort study
[xxii] Acute Medicine and Surgery. Promising novel therapy with hydrogen gas for emergency and critical care medicine 24 October 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ams2.320/full
[xxiii] Hayashida K, Sano M, Kamimura N et al. H2 gas improves functional outcome after cardiac arrest to an extent comparable to therapeutic hypothermia in a rat model. J. Am. Heart Assoc. 2012; 1: e003459.
[xxiv] Ohsawa I, Ishikawa M, Takahashi K et al. Hydrogen acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals. Nat. Med. 2007; 13: 688- 94.
[xxv] Acute Medicine and Surgery. Promising novel therapy with hydrogen gas for emergency and critical care medicine 24 October 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ams2.320/full
[xxvi] Perioperative coronary artery spasm in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and its possible relation with perioperative hypomagnesemia. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Feb;12(1):32-6
Saving Sepsis Patients’ Lives
Are doctors ready to save half a million people a year who die from Sepsis? We now have a game-changer for a condition that occurs in more than 1.5 million people a year in America, with a 28-50% fatality rate, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Sepsis rates are even higher in third-world countries.
Science Daily reports, “With infectious diseases, it is often not the pathogen itself, but rather an excessive inflammatory immune response (sepsis) that contributes to the patient’s death, for instance as a result of organ damage. On intensive care units, sepsis is the second most common cause of death worldwide. In patients with a severely compromised immune system, especially, life-threatening candida, fungal infections represent a high risk of sepsis.”
Dr. Paul Marik made headlines across the globe with a sepsis treatment he believes is saving lives. However, he says he must “lie low” about the controversial treatment. Dr. Marik said the response by patients’ physicians has been about half and half; some willing to try, and “the other half saying it’s complete and utter nonsense.” He is administering a common sense basic medicine approach that puts out cysteine storms with IV infusions of vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine.
Hydrogen and Sepsis
Sepsis, a multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, is the leading cause of death in critically ill patients. Hydrogen gas inhalation significantly improved the survival rate and organ damage of septic mice with moderate or severe caecal ligation and puncture, by reducing levels of early and late pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and tissues.[xxvii]
Sepsis, a systematic inflammatory response to infection, is one of the most serious diseases in an ICU. Although comprehensive therapy has been developed for it, sepsis is still associated with high morbidity and mortality.
Hydrogen’s protective effect on sepsis has been proved by biopsy, levels of inflammatory factors/anti-inflammatory factors, oxidative stress reductions, behavioural experiment, and other related indicators of organ function. Molecular hydrogen therapy is able to significantly reduce the release of inflammatory factors and oxidative stress injury thereby reducing damage of various organ functions that are so common with sepsis.
[xxviii] It is known that most viral induced tissue damage and discomfort, are mainly caused by an inflammatory cytokine storm and oxidative stress rather than by the virus itself. The same goes for fungus infections that bring on sepsis.
Studies have shown that suppressing the cytokine storm and reducing oxidative stress can significantly alleviate the symptoms of influenza and other severe viral infectious diseases. Medical scientists thus hypothesize that hydrogen-rich solution therapy is a safe, reliable, and effective treatment for Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) induced by influenza and other viral infectious diseases.
Hydrogen Outperforms Vitamin C
Hydrogen is a safer gentler antioxidant that Vitamin C or E. High levels of antioxidant vitamins C and E may have significant detrimental effects on the most sensitive cells (placental function), as reflected by decreased cell viability and secretion of hCG; and also on placental immunity, as reflected by increased production of TNF-a. Meanwhile hydrogen showed no such effects on cell proliferation and TNF-α expression. But it could affect the level of hCG, which indicates that hydrogen, as a potential antioxidant candidate in the management of preeclampsia (PE), should be further studied.[xxix] [xxx]
When we focus on Dr. Marik’s work it is impossible not to see the merits of his work and how many lives it can save. His hospital experimented with his protocol and saw a stunning mortality drop, but doctors are still skeptical because his hospital study involved a small number of subjects; and also because the study compared something at one point in time to a control group further back in time. However, medical institutions are taking this seriously enough to launch more than several studies, all of which will be too late to help the next million who will die of sepsis.
Published online in December 2016 in “Chest,” an American College of Chest Physicians medical journal. The study showed that of 47 patients with sepsis treated in Norfolk General’s ICU in 2016, four died, an 8 percent mortality rate. Of those four, none died of sepsis but rather the conditions that led to sepsis in the first place. The previous year, 19 of the hospital’s 47 septic patients died, a 40 percent rate. Dr. Marik has treated 700 patients with the protocol, and while some have died, it’s usually been because of the underlying disease, such as cancer, that led them to a septic state Is it too hard to listen to this doctor who is not only sharing his belief but the success of his treatments? Bending to the ignorance of modern medicine he says, “People who know about the treatment either are excited, or they think it’s snake oil medicine. It’s absolutely clear we need randomized controlled trials to validate this. It’s absolutely essential.”
He knows though this is not true, anyone who pays the slightest attention will see it needs to be put into use now. Why wait to change if one is already failing miserably with what one is presently doing? From this moment onward, we have the possibility of saving a million lives a year around the world with a safe and effective protocol for sepsis.
Saving Millions of Lives
We all know it is unlikely that present-day medical and governmental institutions will see things in a way that will bring relief to these millions of patients and their families.
Patients and their families are the ones who pay the ultimate price for the arrogance of doctors. The medical institution seems to have come up with their own FINAL Solution, a killing machine whose steel frame is medical arrogance. I think what Chris Martenson says below describes the world of medicine as much as it does in finance, economics and politics.
“Our lives are now fraught with easily-disproved fantasies, frauds and fictions being pushed to us through the media by institutions with deliberate agendas trying to engineer specific outcomes. Those of us with a pragmatic mindset and an ability to recall (even quite recent) history, often find ourselves with mouths literally agape at the obvious deceptions being foisted upon what appears to be a terminally-gullible public.” “Why do so many continue to blindly trust the same government agencies that have brazenly and repeatedly lied to them over the past recent years? If this craziness continues for much longer, at a minimum, we’ll face a punishing market correction/crash from which there will be no meaningful recovery in the lifetime of those reading this article. At worst, we face the prospect of
World War III, fought with nuclear weapons. If that were to happen, the lifetimes of many reading this article will be a lot shorter. Yes, it’s that serious.”
With sepsis it’s a matter of death for more than 500 thousand Americans a year. Most of these patients can be saved with hydrogen, oxygen, Vitamin C, D, and CO2, administered with hydrocortisone and thiamine. Survival rates would be pushed higher with injectable selenium, IVs of sodium bicarbonate and injections of magnesium chloride. Many substances can be administered orally or as a gas for inhalation therapy.
Selenium is a strong antioxidant anti-inflammatory. Protection against reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and vascular surgery are all alleviated with selenium injections, as would cytokine storms resulting from out of control infections.
Inflammation is the activation of the immune system in response to infection, irritation, or injury. Characterized by an influx of white blood cells, redness, heat, swelling, pain, and dysfunction of the organs involved, inflammation has different names when it appears in different parts of the body. Our new protocol for sepsis works directly, not only on life threatening oxidative stress, it also reduces and even removes the massive inflammation that directly leads to organ failure.
[xxvii] Protective effects of hydrogen gas on murine polymicrobial sepsis via reducing oxidative stress and HMGB1 release. Xie K, Yu Y, Pei Y, Hou L, Chen S, Xiong L, Wang G. Shock. 2010 Jul; 34(1):90-7.
[xxviii] Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. Volume 2016 (2016),
Molecular Hydrogen Therapy Ameliorates Organ Damage Induced by Sepsis
[xxix] Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2015 Aug;292(2):337-42. doi: 10.1007/s00404-015-3647-
8. Epub 2015 Feb 14. Effects of vitamin C, vitamin E, and molecular hydrogen on the placental function in trophoblast cells.
[xxx] Cell viability was significantly suppressed by 500 μmol/L vitamins C and E (P <
0.05), but not by 500 μmol/L molecular hydrogen (P > 0.05). The expression of TNF-α was increased by 100 μmol/L vitamin C and 50 μmol/L vitamins E, separately or combined (P < 0.05), but not by molecular hydrogen (0-500 μmol/L), as validated by real-time RT-PCR. But the secretion of hCG was both inhibited by 50-500 μmol/L molecular hydrogen and high levels of vitamin C and E, separately or combined
Revolution in Intensive Care Medicine
Emergency Room Medicines for Chronic and Acute Diseases
I wrote many years ago that ‘deep within the heart of western medicine is a wisdom and power that is deliberately stymied by medical authorities and the pharmaceutical companies that stand behind them. Inside emergency rooms and intensive care wards, where some of the most accurate medicine is practiced, are common but extraordinarily safe and effective substances that save lives every day. Interesting that no one has thought to harness these medical super weapons against chronic disease or cancer.’
What I did was write a book about each one of them creating in the process a new form of medicine called Natural Allopathic Medicine. The first book was on magnesium, which, when injected, can instantly save a person’s life; sodium bicarbonate, which can do the same; iodine, which hospitals cannot survive without; and selenium, which also comes in injectable form. I added intravenous Vitamin C to the list but that is rarely used.
In emergency rooms and intensive care wards, medicines must be safe while, at the same time, delivering an instant lifesaving burst of healing power. Obviously if they are safe and strong enough for emergencies, they are going to help us with commonly faced chronic and acute diseases. Hydrogen is fast acting, safe and inexpensive to administer if one has an inhalation machine that also makes its own hydrogen water.
What surprises most doctors and many patients is that the best healing agents are not pharmaceutical medicines but highly concentrated nutritional substances. These substances offer a power unequalled in the world of medicine. Medicines that can save a life on demand instantly in an emergency, like cardiac arrest, are some of the same ones we can use to battle diseases that have been baffling the entire western allopathic establishment for decades.
Because nutritional medicines are nontoxic in nature, we can layer treatments and attack from many sides in a simultaneous assault on cancer or anything else that is threatening life or making us ill. Hydrogen, oxygen, sodium and potassium bicarbonate, magnesium, iodine, selenium, medical marijuana, oxygen, CO2, glutathione, Vitamins C and D, and sulphur are the principle natural agents that can be used in intensive care wards as well as in your own home.
These substances offer a power unequalled in the world of medicine and when combined with each other offer a new form of medicine I call Natural Allopathic Medicine.
Sodium bicarbonate, a common emergency room medicine, acts as a powerful, natural and safe antifungal agent. When combined with iodine it covers the entire spectrum of microbial organisms. The efficacy of sodium bicarbonate against certain bacteria and fungi has been documented, but its role as a disinfectant against viruses is not generally known. Sodium bicarbonate at concentrations of 5% and above was found to be effective with 99.99% reduction viral titres on food contact surfaces within a contact time of 1 min. [xxxi]
Intensive Care for Stage Four and Five Cancer Hydrogen driven protocols provide us with an entirely new concept in intensive cancer treatment. When doctors give up, and cancer moves quickly to take our life, we have to move fast and stop the cancer in its tracks. Cancer tries to spread like wildfire. We need to bring in enough equipment and enough water to stop deadly fires and we need to do the same thing with cancer.
There are four stages of cancer but when doctors give up on us and give us an imminent death sentence-we can consider this stage five. According to prognosis, you are on your deathbed, or soon will be. Stage five demands emergency intensive care procedures and people can be brought back from deaths door. It is the same for stage four though there is a little more time.
The increasing prevalence of patients living with cancer is leading to a growing number of cancer patients who will require intensive care treatment. Advances in critical care has led to an increased survival of critically ill patients with cancer. Critical care is becoming an important cornerstone in the continuum of modern cancer care.
Occasionally miracles happen in intensive care wards. Sometimes a person’s cancer is cured. Dr. Reberto Sapolnik indicates that the interaction between the intensive care team and oncologists allowed for the solution of extremely life-threatening situations for children with Leukaemia. Intensive care for children with cancer is crucial for the improvement of their survival rates, with an increasing number of reports on the cure of neoplastic diseases.
Dr. Sapolnik writes, “Cancer itself may cause clinical complications with immediate life threat, such as spontaneous tumour lysis syndrome or tumour compression causing renal insufficiency or intestinal obstruction. Children with cancer often require paediatric intensive care; and thanks to such care, many of them have been able to overcome the most acute phase of the disease.”
In intensive care wards, many medicines are given intravenously or through injection.
Some people can do this at home as well. However, most of us can duplicate the intensity of such administration through intensive medical baths, transdermal application of medicinals, nebulization and oral intake by loading one’s water with powerful medicine.
And now we have home use hydrogen and oxygen machines that give us concentrated power to heal the sick. Medicine has never been better.
One can learn to practice intensive care medicine in one’s own home more safely and much less expensively than in a hospital. With their antibiotic-resistant infections, hospitals are now dangerous places to be. It is embarrassingly simple. There is no excuse not to learn a lifesaving protocol that restores health
Directions for use for emergency and intensive care:
The most intensive treatments I recommend would be given to a person facing imminent death, after having a heart attack, or suffering from very late stage cancer. Or to a person in an intensive care ward dying of Sepsis. Basic instruction would be to hook a person up to a hydrogen inhaler and leave the gas running continuously until a noticeable change had occurred. Expect such occurrences. Parallel to this is hydrogen water intake, even if it’s given intravenously or through a feeding tube. We also, of course, need enough oxygen.
Intense treatment should show measurable and noticeable results within eight hours to one to two days. Anyone with high levels of oxidative stress will benefit from hydrogen.
Autistic children suffer from oxidative stress, and if they can sit long enough or sleep with the inhaler’s nasal cannula they too will benefit.
If the hydrogen inhaler also mixes oxygen into the cannula we only have to add magnesium, selenium, iodine, sulphur and bicarbonate to the protocol for best results.
Special Note: Researchers report that breast cancer can “smoulder” and return even
20 years later unless patients keep taking drugs with debilitating side effects to suppress it. I take great exception to this. It will not smoulder if enough hydrogen is taken to make sure cellular “fires” do not lead to cancer.
[xxxi] International Journal of Food Microbiology. Volume 109, Issues 1-2, 25 May
2006, Pages 160-163. Virucidal efficacy of sodium bicarbonate on a food contact surface against feline calicivirus, a norovirus surrogate Yashpal S. Malik and Sagar M. Goyal.
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Minnesota. The virucidal efficacy of sodium bicarbonate was enhanced when it was used in combination with aldehydes or hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen Inhalation Devices
Hydrogen inhalation devices are available in the United States and are already in wide use in Japan and China. In the chapter Hydrogen for Surgery & ICU we saw a high-end hydrogen-oxygen inhaler for surgery and intensive care. This chapter is devoted to the different options available for patients themselves and for clinics, units that will deliver the benefits of a thirty-thousand-dollar machine for between two and six thousand.
There are more than several methods to ingest or consume H2; inhaling H2 gas, drinking H2-dissolved water (H2-water) made with some hydrogen gas machines, drinking hydrogen water using tablets that dissolve hydrogen into the water, injecting H2- dissolved saline (H2-saline), H2 baths, and dropping H2-saline into the eyes. Another distinct method includes a mixed gas of hydrogen and oxygen. Transdermal use of hydrogen and CO2 can be very useful, as are hydrogen IVs which at this point are only being used in Japan and China.
The first two months on hydrogen inhalation I sat working on my computer breathing hydrogen and oxygen gases with my American made AquaCure, which is the oldest manufacturer of hydrogen inhaling machines. I loved it and certainly got a good kick upward in terms of my health. The AquaCure is reasonably priced for home use.
Through future editions of this book I will report on all the manufactures of hydrogen inhalers because I am determined to test them all.
Now I am using a top of the line Vital Reaction 7 percent hydrogen model (flow rate of four litres a minute) which is three thousand more than the AquaCure, but for sure, it is the model to go with for clinical and hospital use or in any situation where shorter treatment time per day is needed. The very first hydrogen inhaler I ever recommended was a Vital Reaction 2 percent machine, also with a high flow rate (two litres a minute) however it costs 1,100 dollars more than the AquaCure, which puts out about 1.2 litres a minute of combined gases.
We will eventually see hydrogen inhalers on the side-lines of athletic events in contact sports so injured players get the best emergency treatment from the first seconds they are carried off the field.
It is good to inform you upfront that there is hydrogen only machines that put out between 2 and 99 percent hydrogen and then there are machines like the AquaCure that puts out hydrogen and oxygen. Though Hydrogen Medicine favours the combining of these gases in therapy it does not mean you have to get both oxygen and hydrogen from the same machine.
If one chooses a hydrogen inhaler without oxygen output, then it would be ideal to utilize other oxygen therapies that are presented in this book. Even if one goes with a combined gas inhaler, one’s need for oxygen healing might still necessitate the employment of more intensive oxygen therapies.
Personally, I use a singlet oxygen machine all night while I sleep and during the day I soup up my oxygen levels with EWOT, which is Exercise with Oxygen Therapy, so I am just fine using a hydrogen gas only machine.
For a few years there have been water machines that put low amounts of hydrogen into one’s drinking water. Mine sits in the closet along with my water ionizer, which puts out high pH but low alkalinity and very low hydrogen. There are now higher costing units perfect for multiusers that put out highly concentrated (high parts per million ppm) of hydrogen into the water thus realizing therapeutic effects.
The Breath of Health hydrogen inhalers are interesting in that they offer an attachment tube that lets you combine the oxygen and hydrogen output as well as offering a fleet of esoteric add on technologies (that I have not tested yet) for enhanced performance. Best selection there would be their 600 ml per minute machine.
The AquaCure and the HydroGenie (less expensive hydrogen and oxygen machine that comes without an enclosure) can make hydrogen water by passing the gas through water yielding hydrogen and oxygenated water. It is worthy to note that most of the research is done with pure hydrogen machines, though some specifically mention using hydrogen and oxygen.
On https://hydroproducts.info/ one can see the major players in the hydrogen inhalation market and I will be adding to the list of machines as I receive and test out new models.
What to Expect from Hydrogen Treatments
Ulcers and sores healing
Stronger and thicker hair
Reduction in blood pressure
Slows down free radical damage
Lowers cholesterol levels
Helps flush heavy metals from our bodies
Helps in absorption of supplements
Improved allergies and asthma conditions
Better blood circulation
Lower saturated fat levels
Less body fatigue
Faster recovery from diseases
Improved peripheral circulation
Reduces cellulite and wrinkles
Improves memory in elderly
Boosts brain power
Reduces acidic condition
Improved constipation and diarrhoea conditions
Improved blood glucose
The more serious one’s condition the more one wants to combine inhalation of hydrogen gas with hydrogen water.
Common testimonies using hydrogen include diminishing of numbness in extremities, reduction and elimination of oedema, improvement of sinus problems, more energy, improvements in blood sugar, diminishing need for insulin, feeling the difference after first treatments, feelings of refreshment and lightness on one’s feet, improvements in skin conditions, improvements in stamina, feelings of body changes and energy levels,
Unstiffening of knees and ankles, stimulates youthful feelings, more alert, improvements in circulation, reduction of pain, headaches gone, reduction in need to take painkillers, skin appearance dramatically improved, stronger hair, spots on face reduced, reduction of constipation, reduced feelings of depression, neck no longer stiff and restoration of full range of movement, nails become stronger, hair breakage and split ends minimalized The proceedings from the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA) announced at the International Hydrogen Industry Development Forum, organized by International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA) in Guangzhou, China on Sept. 14, 2017 published:
Inhalation of hydrogen
For inhalation, a 2-4% hydrogen gas mixture is common because it is below the flammability level; however, some studies use 66.7% H2 and 33.3% O2, which is nontoxic and effective, but flammable. Inhalation of hydrogen reaches a peak plasma level (i.e. equilibrium based on Henry’s Law) in about 30 min, and upon cessation of inhalation the return to baseline occurs in about 60 min
Inflammation, Free Radical Damage, Oxidative Stress and Hydrogen
Since Dr. Denham Harman published his free-radical theory, there have been more than 300,000 research studies confirming that free radicals are the main cause of diseases and aging. Oxidative stress, caused by rivers of free radicals, is a plague on modern man.
Whether it’s the toxic pollution in the air you breath 24/7, medically induced radiation, [xxxii] pharmaceutical medicines, chemotherapy, your cell phone constantly at your brain, or even WI-FI and other EMF pollution generating devices, you expose yourself
to oxidative stress,[xxxiii]
Oxidative stress has been associated with numerous health conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, insomnia, cancer, and just about every disease you can imagine. Oxidative stress, directly or indirectly caused by chemotherapeutics is one of the underlying mechanisms of the toxicity of anticancer drugs in noncancerous tissues, including the heart and brain.[xxxiv] During cancer chemotherapy, oxidative stress-induced lipid peroxidation generates numerous electrophilic aldehydes that attack many cellular targets.[xxxv] Oxidative stress, generated by almost all prescribed drugs as they are metabolized, acts as a source and progression of many dreadful diseases. Reactive metabolites formed during this process cause oxidative stress and can impair the function of drug metabolizing enzymes leading to toxicity.[xxxvi]
The World Health Organization calls pollution a greater global threat than Ebola and
HIV. According to its recent report, one in four deaths among children under five are now due to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water. It is simple; poisons in our air and water create oxidative stress, which leads to disease, cancer and death. Epidemiological studies have shown a clear association between cardiovascular morbidity, decreased lung function, increased hospital admissions, mortality, and airborne concentrations of photochemical and particulate pollutants.
Heavy metals clog up receptor sites, break and bend sulphur bonds in important enzymes like insulin, damage the DNA and in general muck up everything and anything to do with healthy biological life.
Dr. Harold Buttram says, “Much of the current complacency about human chemical exposures is due to the method of toxicity testing, based on animal studies, in which a single chemical is tested to find an estimated ‘safe’ level for human exposure. Such testing is mandated by the Delaney Amendment of 1958, which requires the testing of potentially toxic chemicals for carcinogenic properties. There are several flaws and inadequacies in this system, but perhaps the greatest flaw is that it does not take into account the effects of simultaneous human exposures to multiple environmental chemicals and their additive effects.”
In the clear majority of cancer patients there exists a combination of psychological as well as physiological stresses that have contributed to the formation of cancer within the body. Psychological stresses include (but are not limited to): inescapable shock, repressed emotional pain and anger, depression, isolation, poor sleep, emotional trauma, and circumstantial life stresses. Physiological stresses include (but are not limited to): poor nutrition, chemicals, toxins, EMF radiation, parasites, liver, colon or kidney disease, and lack of exercise.
So, in the end we can see that cancer is a prime example of how heavy-metal toxicity, free-radical damage, pathogen infection, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, inflammation, mitochondria dysfunction, immune system depression, genetic mutation, cell wall damage and oxidative stress all come together into an end-stage life-threatening condition. Add mental and emotional stress and shock to the mix and we have a complicated situation to resolve. Cancer treatment can be approached in many ways, but the best way is to address all these problems simultaneously, which a hydrogen led protocol would do. Cancers are traditionally thought of as an environmental disease with 90-95% of cases attributed to environmental factors and 5-10% due to genetics. Common environmental factors that contribute to cancer death include tobacco (25-30%), diet and obesity (30-35%), infections (15-20%), radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing, up to 10%), and stress, lack of physical activity, and environmental pollutants.
Studies on brain tumours in the past 10 or more years have shown an increase in the incidence of brain tumours in the general population. Extensive research during the last two decades has revealed the mechanism by which continued oxidative stress leads to chronic inflammation, which in turn leads to most chronic diseases including cancer.
Cellular exposure to ionizing radiation leads to oxidizing events that alter the molecular structures of macromolecules through direct interactions of radiation that target the macromolecules, or via products of water radiolysis. Further, the oxidative damage may spread from the targeted to neighbouring, non-targeted bystander cells through redox modulated intercellular communication mechanisms. People who started using cell phones at an earlier age have a greater chance of developing a brain tumour when compared to people who started late (during their adult years).
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a by-product of normal metabolism. Even under pristine conditions when our cells use glucose to make energy we create a cascade of free radicals that cause oxidative stress. The more sugar we consume the greater our oxidative stress. When our immune system is fighting off bacteria and inflammation we suffer from increased oxidative stress. When our bodies detoxify pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and cigarette smoke we create oxidative stress.
Pancreatic cancer cells use the sugar fructose to help tumours grow more quickly. A team at the University of California Los Angeles found that tumour cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in different ways. Their findings, published in the journal
Cancer Research, helps explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types. Researchers concluded that anyone wishing to curb their cancer risk should start by reducing the amount of sugar they eat.
Oxidation increases when we are physically and/or emotionally stressed. However, as long as we have enough anti-oxidants, a careful balance is maintained and damage is prevented. Oxidative stress happens when the amount of free radicals exceeds the amount of antioxidants. That’s when oxidation damages our cells, proteins and our DNA (genes). Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.
Oxidative Stress Test with Hydrogen Water
Below you will find the results of a preliminary study using the AkersBio Breath Scan device, used to record Oxidative Stress (OS) prior to taking the Vital Reaction (H2) product. Several scans were taken during the effective time using this product.
An AkersBio breath Scan device was used to measure the percentage of drop in
Oxidative Stress (OS) from using the Vital Reaction Molecular Hydrogen product. After taking a baseline OS level, I consumed one tablet in 12 ounces of water drinking the full glass quickly.
Follow up OS levels were taken every ½ hour until OS level returned back to a level consistent with the starting baseline level. I repeated this procedure over a five day
Baseline Low Score Percent of Change Duration
Day 1: 735 473 36% 3.0 hrs
Day 2: 746 574 23% 2.5 hrs
Day 3: 618 464 25% 2.5 hrs
Day 4: 717 562 22% 3.0 hrs
Day 5: 635 414 35% 2.5 hrs Average
691 497 28% 2.7 hrs
[xxxii] Cancer Lett. 2012 Dec 31; 327(0): 48-60. Ionizing radiation-induced metabolic oxidative stress and prolonged cell injury
[xxxiii] International Journal of Cell Biology. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 683897, 16 pages
Electromagnetic Fields, Oxidative Stress, and Neurodegeneration
[xxxiv] Collateral Damage in Cancer Chemotherapy: Oxidative Stress in Nontargeted
Tissues. DOI: 10.1124/mi.7.3.6 · Source: PubMed
[xxxv] Integr Cancer Ther. 2004 Dec;3(4):294-300. Chemotherapy-associated oxidative stress: impact on chemotherapeutic effectiveness.
[xxxvi] Drug Metabolism and Oxidative Stress: Cellular Mechanism and New
Therapeutic Insights Sharmistha Banerjee, Jyotirmoy Ghosh and Parames C Sil. Division of Molecular
Hydrogen the Ultimate Anti-Aging Medicine
There’s no single factor that contributes to longevity; however, that does not stop us from wanting to know how to live longer and healthier. Some medical scientists believe that we may have reached our maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance.
A recent review suggests humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment — including climate change — could have a deleterious effect on these limits. The climate is changing. With pollution and radiation exposure also heading higher there was reason to despair until hydrogen came along.
Hydrogen therapy is not snake oil. Hydrogen runs the universe, cars, trucks, rockets and, if taken in sufficient quantities, will run your life longer than usual because of all its protective effects. Scientists have a pipeline full of promising anti-aging compounds waiting for human trials, yet un-patentable hydrogen is not on their list. Hydrogen, the smallest, simplest atom and molecule in existence, hydrogen (H- and H2) is the safest anti-aging medicine for prolonging our existence.
Molecular hydrogen acts as a powerful antioxidant helping defend cells and genes from the damage caused by harmful free radicals. This property, combined with its anti-inflammatory effects help enhance longevity, because aging is caused by tissue degeneration, oxidative stress and inflammation.
It was no surprise that in July 2016, a Japanese study concluded that hydrogen showed, “substantial evidence” indicating beneficial vascular benefits. These medical scientists showed specific long-lasting antioxidant and anti-aging effects on vascular endothelial cells through the Nrf2 pathway, even after transient exposure to H2. They concluded that hydrogen-rich water is a functional drink that increases longevity.[xxxvii]
Another study, “Effects of Hydrogenized Water on Intracellular Biomarkers,” shows that hydrogenized water increases telomerase activity , an enzyme that promotes stronger telomeres – the caps at the end of chromosomes that impact aging. It concludes that molecular hydrogen helps protect telomeres from degradation, “contributing to the improvement of age regulation.” These scientists also investigated hydrogen’s effect on insulin signalling.
In terms of aging, the antioxidant effect of hydrogen gas or water would diminish erosion of our telomeres, which are at the very tip of our chromosomes. Telomeres in most human cells shorten with each round of DNA replication, because they lack the enzyme telomerase. This is not, however, the only determinant of the loss of telomeric DNA.
Oxidative damage is repaired less well in telomeric DNA than elsewhere in the chromosome. Oxidative stress accelerates telomere loss, whereas antioxidants decelerate it.[xxxviii]
For $8,000, a company named Ambrosia will now infuse older patients with young donor’s blood serum. For much less money you can treat yourself every day, and include the entire family for no extra cost. Everyone can live longer with hydrogen.
Silicon Valley executives follow weird revitalization fads. They think the code of aging can be hacked and death made optional. Just wait till they discover the anti-aging miracle of molecular hydrogen, which makes surviving under great stress much easier.
Just ask deep sea divers what they are breathing to stay alive at depths of almost 2000 feet. Hydrogen!
It is worthwhile to watch this video if you are interested in what hydrogen can do for older people. Bottom line, when nothing else worked hydrogen did. At the end of this video, patient and doctor are talking about miracles. Hydrogen Medicine, however, is about hard medical science and clinical observations. Until now we’ve made little progress in extending the outer limit of the human lifespan.
Yes, more people are living longer because we’ve gotten better at nutrition, curing acute conditions such as infections, and treating a handful of chronic diseases. But the maximum reported age has plateaued at around 115 years.
Now with hydrogen inhalation therapy, supported with increased oxygen delivery and CO2 retention, we can stretch our years beyond all expectations, and also enjoy peak health during that time.
The world is graying at a break-neck pace. The majority of all health care dollars are spent on extraordinary care in the last two to three years of life-specifically on cancer and intensive care for heart and stroke patients. Over one hundred million Americans are currently being treated for one or another degenerative disease at a health care cost of more than $700 billion per year. Medical insurance costs are shooting up at a rate that means most people are not going to be able to afford the cost of aging.
All we need is to do 10 minutes of large body movements every day to increase the blood flow, flush out the toxins, and inject the entire body with energy giving oxygen and nutrients. Miranda Esmonde White
The opposite of a tired rundown aging cell is a metabolically active cell charged with strong mitochondria. The hallmarks of strong, metabolically active mitochondria are a myriad of factors including high levels of bicarbonate and carbon dioxide (alkaline
conditions), healthy oxygen transport, high levels of magnesium ions, healthy sleep and breathing patterns, normal body temperature as well as healthy levels of nutritional agents in general. Disease states including cancer are in great part attributable to mitochondrial dysfunction and oxygen deficiency (hypoxia). This assertion is supported by eminent scientists like Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Otto Warburg, Emmanuel Revici and Linus Pauling.
Nearly 80 years after Otto Warburg first proposed that cancer was caused by mitochondrial dysfunction, recent research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden,
Boston College and Washington University School of Medicine have now thoroughly revived his theory.
Scientists think the reason we age can be attributed to not only free radical damage, but also to chronic low-level inflammation, which builds over time. All the unwelcome effect of aging, including metabolism slowdown, stiffness, frailty, aches, and pains, are caused by toxic build-ups and nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies in the most basic nutrients, like oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and magnesium. The best methodology for reversing our aging process is to combine therapies that reinforce and multiply the other.
Living longer is all about You
If you’re looking to live to 100, you may want to watch more than your diet. A study,
published in International Psychogeriatrics, of people in remote Italian villages who lived past 90 found that these older folks still had purpose in life, were still active and had personality traits that included being controlling, domineering and stubborn.
The oldest adults had other qualities in common as well, including positivity, a strong work ethic and close bonds with family, religion and the countryside. Most of the older adults in the study were still active, working regularly in their homes and on their land.
This gave them a purpose in life, wrote the study authors, even after they reached old age.
In my book Heart Health, I write that people with open and radiating hearts stay young forever. The spiritual heart, when wide open, represents a fountain of youth and a force that helps us resist environmental insults, infections and disease. There is nothing like love and an unselfish disposition to sustain a person through the decades.
Unconditional love is your immune system’s most powerful stimulant.
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Dr. Norman Shealy and Dr. Caroline Myss both clearly believe that loving others and being loved are key factors in improving the immune system, adding to life expectancy and creating overall happiness. What does love have to do with stress-free living?
“Everything!” says Dr. Brenda Schaeffer.
Feeling young and staying young is not a fools dream. Folks who feel “young at heart” are more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests. Seniors who said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age experienced a lower death rate over the course of eight years than people who either felt their full age or a little older, researchers report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
About 25 percent of people, who felt older than their actual age died, compared with about 14 percent of people who felt younger than their true age and almost 19 percent who felt their age. More than two-thirds of participants felt three or more years younger than their actual age, while about a quarter felt their age. About 5 percent felt more than a year older than their true age.
The findings show how powerful optimism can be when it comes to a person’s overall health, said James Maddux, professor emeritus of psychology and senior scholar at the Centres for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Va.
“Optimism in many ways is a self-fulfilling prophecy,” he said. “If you feel your life and your health is largely under your control, and you believe you are capable of doing things like managing stress, eating right and exercising, then you are more likely to do those things.”
More than twice as many people who felt older than their true age died from heart related illness, compared with those who felt young – 10.2 percent, compared with 4.5 percent.
Unfortunately, all bets are off if you subject yourself to modern medicine, whose toxic drugs almost universally have a negative impact on the mitochondria. In the United
States medical errors and properly prescribed medicines together represent statistically one of the major causes of premature death.
[xxxvii] Molecular Hydrogen Alleviates Cellular Senescence in Endothelial Cells.
Circulation Journal. Circ J 2016; 80: 2037-2046
[xxxviii] Trends Biochem Sci. 2002 Jul;27(7):339-44. Oxidative stress shorten telomeres.
Hydrogen and Oxygen are Mitochondrial Medicines
The Nobel Prize was awarded to Dr. Peter Mitchell in 1978 for his theory of chemiosmosis. According to his model, Hydrogen is essential in the production of
ATP in the mitochondria, the source of all energy in the cells, and therefore the body.
This works through hydrogen dehydrogenase, a flavoprotein catalyzing the conversion of
NAD+ to NADH by molecular hydrogen (H2); H2 + NAD+ → H+ + NADH.
Until now, aside from symptom-based management, treatment of mitochondrial disease focused only on maintaining optimal health, using preventive measures to mitigate symptoms intensifying during times of physiologic stress (such as infection, dehydration, or surgery), and avoiding mitochondrial toxins – not easy if you are under the care of a mainstream doctor.
An open-label trial of drinking 1.0 litre of hydrogen infused water (molecular hydrogen) per day over 12 weeks was performed on fourteen patients, five having progressive muscular dystrophy, four having polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and five having mitochondrial myopathies. Drinking hydrogen water improved mitochondrial function in mitochondrial myopathies and reduced the inflammatory processes in polymyositis and dermatomyositis.[xxxix]
Evidence always supported the use of antioxidant supplements, aimed at reducing reactive oxygen species that are produced in increased amounts in mitochondrial disease. Now all evidence points to hydrogen, the most abundant substance, as an ideal mitochondrial medicine.
Negative hydrogen ions are able to generate ATP in the mitochondria and trap free radicals effectively. The H- changes NAD+ in the mitochondria to NADH. The NADH is then processed in the electron transport system to product 3 ATP molecules. Normally the Krebs cycle produces NADH, but the H- makes it possible to bypass the Krebs cycle by recycling NAD+ to NADH to do this.
To understand the concept and practice of increasing cellular lifespans, and thus health and vitality one has to look deep into the cell’s mitochondria, the Krebs cycle, the electron transport system, and how hydrogen plays a crucial role in the creation of ATP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgCcFXUZRk According to a 2013 review published in the journal, Medical Gas Research-hydrogen squeaks its way into the mitochondria, the energy centres of a cell, and penetrates the nucleus, where the majority of DNA is stored. Once there, it significantly reduces free radicals-inflammation-causing molecules.
Penetrating the Mitochondria with Hydrogen
All of the energy generated for the use of a cell occurs within the mitochondria via a type of rechargeable battery system known as ATP/ADP. ATP exists when the battery is charged and ready for work. As energy is spent, the battery becomes ADP. The recharging of ADP to ATP requires a huge energy investment. That energy comes from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. It also comes from light!
Cellular energy (ATP) needs to be produced by each individual body cell in order for it to operate properly. If the cell does not have sufficient ATP, it is fatigued and susceptible to illness and infection and cannot function the way it was intended.
Cancer, inpart, is a result of the functional degradation of a cellular photon absorption pathway that is basic to the production of ATP. Dr. Heinrich Kremer, a German doctor known for his dissident work in the area of AIDS, points out that in cancer, there is a functional breakdown of a photon-mediated pathway for ATP synthesis in the mitochondria of our cells.
Dr. Kremer sees the origin of cancer differently than does mainstream medicine. He terms his new theory Cell Dyssmybiosis. According to Kremer cancerous cells do not originate from DNA mutations, but from a functional process that occurs in the mitochondria. ATP production, according to Kremer, is not based on chemical energy release, as taught in universities today, but rests on the absorption of photons of light.
“Damage to mitochondria is now understood to play a role in the pathogenesis of a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine headaches, strokes, neuropathic pain,
Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, transient ischemic attack, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetes, hepatitis C, and primary biliary cirrhosis.
Medications have now emerged as a major cause of mitochondrial damage, which may explain many adverse effects. All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to damage mitochondria, as have statin medications, analgesics such as acetaminophen, and many others.”[xl]
Our mitochondria are where the majority of free radicals are generated. When high amounts of free radicals overpower antioxidant defenses, the battle for life is lost as dysfunctions in mitochondria accumulate.
Dr. Michael R. Eades says, “As the high-energy electrons are passed along down the inner mitochondrial membrane they occasionally break free. When they break free, they become free radicals. These rogue free radicals can then attack other molecules and damage them. Because these free radicals are loosed within the mitochondria, the closestmolecules for them to attack are the fats in the mitochondrial membranes. If enough of these fats are damaged, the membrane ceases to work properly. If enough of the membrane does not work, the entire mitochodrium is compromised and ceases functioning. If enough mitochondria bite the dust, the cell doesn’t work and undergoes apoptosis, a kind of cellular suicide. This chronic damage and loss of cells is the basic definition of aging.”
Reviving the Krebs Cycle
Essentially the Krebs cycle (also known as the citric acid cycle) involves a series of enzymatic reactions that transform proteins (in the form of their constituent amino acids), fats (as their constituent fatty acids) and carbohydrates (as glucose) into intermediate substances. These intermediates are then passed into the electron transport chain where they undergo a further series of reactions – receiving and donating electrons down the chain – to produce energy, in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), CO2 and water. The presence of sufficient oxygen within the cells is essential to the success of this entire procedure, as the term oxidation itself indicates.
Hypoxia (low oxygen conditions) is a critical hallmark of solid tumours and involves enhanced cell survival, angiogenesis, glycolytic metabolism, and metastasis. Healthy cells need oxygen to survive. Even cells in the deepest, darkest parts of our body cannot live without oxygen. Some cancer cells, however, adapt to survive in very low oxygen levels, and these end up being the most difficult to treat. Oxygen treatments have been used to improve or cure disorders involving hypoxia and ischemia, by enhancing the amount of dissolved oxygen in the plasma and thereby increasing O2 delivery to the tissue.
The Krebs cycle stops running when there is no oxygen because of the intimate link it shares with the electron transport chain. A lack of oxygen creates a giant backlog of electrons, which prevent NAD+ from being regenerated. This stops the Krebs Cycle and forces anaerobic respiration to supply ATP.
Dr. Gregg Semenza, the C. Michael Armstrong professor of medicine at the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine explains that in order to move, cancer cells need to initiate a number of changes to their internal structures.[xli] Dr. Semenza says that low oxygen levels often occur in breast cancers. “As tumour cells multiply, the interior of the tumour begins to run out of oxygen because it isn’t being fed by blood vessels. The lack of oxygen activates the hypoxia-inducible factors, which are master control proteins that switch on many genes that help cells adapt to the scarcity of oxygen.”
Biologists from Johns Hopkins found that low oxygen conditions prompted increased production of proteins called RhoA and ROCK1. High levels of these proteins are known to give cancer cells the ability to move and spread, leading to poorer outcomes for cancer patients. RhoA is also important in mitochondrial distribution regulation.[xlii]
Sugar Poisons Oxygen Transport and Absorption
One of the main reasons cells lose oxygen is high sugar intake. Warburg said that glucose brings down a cell’s ability to use oxygen. One of the principle ways sugar does this is by creating inflammation in the capillaries and other tissues, thus cutting down on oxygen delivery to the cells.
[xxxix] Med Gas Res. 2011 Oct 3;1(1):24. Open-label trial and randomized, double blind,
placebo-controlled, crossover trial of hydrogen-enriched water for mitochondrial and inflammatory myopathies.
[xl] Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2008, 52, 780 – 788
[xli] ROCK AND RHO: PROTEINS THAT HELP CANCER CELLS GROOVE; Johns
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/rock_and_rho_proteins_that_help_cancer_cells_[xlii] Regulation of mitochondria distribution by RhoA and formins; Alexander A. Minin et al;
Cell Sci; 119, 659-670; February 15, 2006;
[xliii] The only book available in English is Seeger, P.G. and S. Wolz: Successful biological control of cancer by combat against the causes. Neuwieder Verlagsgesellschaft, Neuwied,
Germany 1990. The most important book is Seeger, P.G: Krebs – Problem ohne
Ausweg? (“Cancer – Problem without Solution?”) Verl. f. Medizin Fischer, Heidelberg,
Germany 1974, 2nd ed 1988
[xliv] Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, abbreviated NAD+, is acoenzyme found in all living cells. The compound is a dinucleotide, since it consists of two nucleotides joined through their phosphate groups. One nucleotide contains an adenine base and the other nicotinamide.
In metabolism, NAD+ is involved in redox reactions, carrying electrons from one reaction to another. The coenzyme is, therefore, found in two forms in cells: NAD+ is an oxidizing agent – it accepts electrons from other molecules and becomes reduced. This reaction forms NADH, which can then be used as a reducing agent to donate electrons.
Hydrogen & Cancer
In 1975, an impressive study demonstrated that hyperbaric molecular hydrogen therapy could be a possible treatment for cancer. In this study, the researchers showed that exposing mice with skin cancer (tumours) to 2.5 percent oxygen (O2) and 97.5 hydrogen (H2) for two weeks produced a dramatic and significant regression of the mice tumours.
“After a first 10-day period of exposure of the mice to the hydrogen-oxygen therapy it was found qualitatively 1) that the tumours had turned black, 2) that some had dropped off, 3) that some seemed to have shrunk at their base and to be in the process of being ‘pinched off,’ and 4) that the mice appeared to suffer no deleterious consequences.”[xlv]
In my Sodium Bicarbonate book I introduced the practice of using the least expensive safest medicine in the world to treat cancer because it gives one control over carbo dioxide levels in the body’s fluids, which helps oxygen delivery (See following chapter).
In my book Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy I supported the use of oxygen therapy to rid the body of cancer. And now we add Hydrogen Medicine to the list.
Hydrogen has been shown to suppress VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), a key mediator of tumour angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels), by the reduction of excessive ROS (oxidative stress) and through the down regulation of ERK (key growth factor needed for cellular division).
Scientists have also found that molecular hydrogen caused growth inhibition of human tongue carcinoma cells HSC-4 and human fibrosarcoma cells HT-1080 but did not compromise growth of normal human tongue epithelial-like cells DOK. Hydrogen has also been shown to protect BALB/c mice from developing radiation-induced thymic lymphoma. The elimination of radical oxygen species by hydrogen should reduce a probability of introducing somatic mutations.”[xlvi]
H2 has been shown to reduce the excessive expressions of MMP genes (MMP proteins are involved in multiple functions in cells, including cell proliferation, cartilage synthesis, apoptosis, angiogenesis, etc.). We know that cancerous cells have a higher expression of MMP genes leading to tumour invasion and tumour angiogenesis. H2 has been shown to reduce tumour invasion and tumour growth. Because of this effect, H2 has been shown to have anti-tumour effects.[xlvii], [xlviii]
“ERW [hydrogen water] causes telomere shortening in cancer cells and suppresses tumour angiogenesis by scavenging intracellular ROS and suppressing the gene expression and secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor. In addition, ERW induces apoptosis together with glutathione in human leukaemia HL60 cells (Tsai et al. 2009a,
“Treatment with H2 water increased the expression of p-AMPK, AIF and Caspase 3 (cell apoptosis pathways) in colon 26 cells. Thus, H2 water resulted in cell apoptosis mediated by the AMPK pathway in colon 26 cells”.[l]
Molecular hydrogen may protect healthy tissue/cells from anticancer drugs and has been shown through studies to have a protective effect against chemotherapy drugs. Hydrogen has potential for improving the quality of life of patients during chemotherapy by efficiently mitigating the side effects of cisplatin.”[li]
Molecular hydrogen may protect and retard the development of thymic lymphoma in mice. “The radiation-induced thymic lymphoma rate in the H2 (+) group was significantly lower than in the control group and H2 treatment significantly increased the latency of lymphoma development after the split-dose irradiation. These data indicated that H2 protects mice from radiation-induced thymic lymphoma in BALB/c mice.”[lii]
“Molecular hydrogen caused growth inhibition of human tongue carcinoma cells HSC-4
(cancerous) and human fibrosarcoma cells HT-1080 (cancerous) but did not compromise growth of normal human tongue epithelial-like cells DOK.”[liii] The Molecular Hydrogen
Foundation provides more hydrogen and cancer studies. Higher levels of hydrogen have been shown to protect DNA against oxidative damage by suppressing single-strand breakage of DNA caused by ROS, and to protect against oxidative damage to RNA and proteins.[liv]
It all starts with Inflammation
The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine tells us that, “Tumour promotion and
progression are dependent on ancillary processes provided by cells of the tumour environment but that are not necessarily cancerous themselves. Inflammation has long been associated with the development of cancer. This review will discuss
the reflexive relationship between cancer and inflammation with particular focus on how considering the role of inflammation in physiologic processes such as the maintenance of tissue homeostasis and repair may provide a logical framework for understanding the connection between the inflammatory response and cancer.”[lv]
Immune inflammatory states serve as a key mediator of the middle stages of tumour development. In 2008 Scientific American published, “Cancer biologists and immunologists have begun to realize that the progression from diseased tissue to full blown invasive cancer often requires cells that normally participate in healing cuts and scrapes to be diverted to the environs of the premalignant tissue, where they are hijacked to become co-conspirators that aid and abet carcinogenesis. As some researchers have described the malignant state: genetic damage is the match that lights the fire, and inflammation is the fuel that feeds it.”
The most common cancers-colon cancer, stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer have all been linked to inflammation. Sometimes inflammation directly causes cancer, like the match stick that starts the fire. In other cases, inflammation causes an already established cancer to grow and spread more, which is like pouring “gasoline” on cancer’s flame.
Inflammation is an aspect of just about every disease model today. In the next chapter we will go deeper into cancer and inflammation, but realize this could be applied to a wide diversity of diseases. In simplest terms, oxygen deprivation coming from
CO2/bicarbonate deficiencies in the blood lead to broad based oxidative stress and thus to cellular distress. Hydrogen saves the day; but if we also treat causal issues like CO2 deficiency and include some form of oxygen therapy we have a better chance than anyone in turning around the most difficult medical situations. [xlv] Hyperbaric Hydrogen Therapy: A Possible Treatment for Cancer Author(s):
Malcolm Dole, F. Ray Wilson, William P. Fife Source: Science, New Series, Vol. 190, No.
4210 (Oct. 10, 1975), pp. 152-154 Published by: American Association for the
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A Functional Medicine Approach to Cancer
Functional medicine empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working collaboratively to address the root causes of disease.
Many times, we feel healthy, but something is brewing under the hood that we are not aware of. That lack of awareness can lead to cancer. Health is the obvious answer to disease including cancer but we must occasionally look under the hood to ascertain if our oxygen levels are too low, if we are blowing off too much carbon dioxide (breathing too fast), if our immune system is functioning normally because of our appropriate body temperature, and so on.
Almost everyone knows (except oncologists) that cancer results from low oxygen levels forcing cells to abandon oxygen respiration in favour of fermentation, a very dirty and inefficient form of energy production. However, it is not so simple, because not only do healthy cells throw in the towel when deprived of oxygen, they are also suffering from high levels of oxidative stress and inflammation. Now, however, we even have inexpensive machines that can measure oxidative stress. And it is easy to diagnose inflammation; anytime we are in pain there is inflammation. Pain is inflammation.
Into this mix comes the bugs, all kinds of them. Viruses, bacteria and fungus love bathing in low oxygen conditions, with fungus cells sharing many if not all the traits of cancer cells. That is why some people believe cancer is a fungus. They breathe and live the same way!
Infections Cause Lots of Cancer
Cancer-always believed to be caused by genetic cell mutations-can in reality be caused by infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. “I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20% of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger-maybe double,” said Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Centre at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Centre. Dr. Dannenberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Given enough time, cancer will develop whenever there is a proliferation of damaged cells. When cells are damaged, when their cell wall permeability changes, when toxins and free radicals build up, when the mitochondria lose functionality in terms of energy ATP production, when pH shifts strongly to the acidic, when essential gasses like oxygen and carbon dioxide are not present in sufficient concentrations, and when essential nutrients are absent, cells eventually decline into a cancerous condition.
Many Causes of Cancer Add to the above mix the complications of heavy metal, chemical and radiation toxicities our cells suffer from, the fact that our immune system suffers greatly from low body temperature (think thyroid problems), nutritional deficiencies, acid conditions, and emotional, mental and sexual stress and then things certainly do not seem simple anymore.
Instead of dividing everything into diseases and labels, Functional Medicine approaches disease as a systemic problem. Instead of treating the symptom a more intelligent medical paradigm addresses and treats the cause. Classifying tumours by body site – lung, liver, brain, breast, colon, etc. – misses the underlying causes, mechanisms, and pathways involved in most cancers.
We Need to Change
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and life killing diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. People who do not want to change and learn things that go against this tide will go down with the ship by joining this increasing host of desperately ill people.
Modern medicine shines best when dealing with acute disease, with the treatment of trauma, with urgent care such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Unfortunately, the acute care approach to medicine does not even work with something as simple as the flu, so too many people die from it. Without doubt doctors lack the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. They are following the wrong paradigm for both diagnosing and treating chronic disease. For them the entire process boils down to coming up with a label of the disease, so they can prescribe the right drug or surgery without ever touching upon causes.
The bottom line to orthodox medical treatments is to use diagnosis and treatments that cause cancer to treat cancer. A perfect example is mammography. Every mammogram a woman gets increases her risk of breast cancer by 5% due to the radiation involved and mammograms frequently lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatment. It gets worse with CAT and PET Scans; and God forbid one accepts radiation treatments for cancer that greatly accelerate our race to the grave.
What happens to healthy people who let doctors constantly test them with dangerous cancer causing radiation? What happens to people who allow dentists to pack cancer causing mercury into their teeth? What happens to healthy people who drink cancer causing fluoride in their water or to people who live downwind from coal fired electrical plants or crematoriums that emit mercury or who live too near nuclear power stations? The list is endless and even includes living too near cell towers, which are impossible to get away from in cities.
According to a study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association on December 25, 1996, people who had taken selenium had 63% fewer
prostate cancers, 58% fewer colorectal cancers, 46% fewer lung cancers and overall 37% fewer cancers. Selenium was found to reduce the risk of lung cancer to a greater degree than stopping smoking. Thus, obviously selenium should be part of every cancer treatment because it prevents many genetic mutations. Magnesium is also important in dealing with or avoiding cancer.
Conclusion The Surviving Cancer Compendium is like an army field hospital set-up guide for patients who want to treat themselves in the comfort of their own home. I consult and teach people how to do this in desperate situations no matter where they live with the compendium being a complete textbook and reference guide. The compendium is 2,500 pages long. It sets a new precedent in cancer information and care.
Unfortunately, the compendium is not up to date for it does not include my more recent work with Hydrogen Medicine, which you are reading now. In this essay I have tried as best as possible to simplify things so new cancer patients can get something steady under their feet. Until I can up-date the compendium I have just informed my staff to greatly reduce the price of the compendium from its original price of $249 down to $79
Cancer, Inflammation, and Hydrogen
Numerous publications reveal that the biological and medical benefits of H2 reduce oxidative stress not only by direct reactions with strong oxidants, but also indirectly by regulating various gene expressions. Moreover, by regulating the gene expressions, H2 functions as an anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic, and stimulates energy metabolism.[lvi]
Because we can define cancer as inflammation, we can employ hydrogen to win our battle against it. Dr. Johannes Fibiger was a Danish scientist, physician, and professor of pathological anatomy who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1926 for achieving the first controlled induction of cancer in laboratory animals, a development of profound importance to cancer research.
In 1907, while dissecting rats infected with tuberculosis, he found tumours in the stomachs of three animals. After intensive research, he concluded that the tumours, apparently malignant, followed an inflammation of stomach tissue caused by the larvae of a worm now known as Gongylonema neoplasticum. The worms had infected cockroaches eaten by the rats.
By 1913 he was able to induce gastric tumours consistently in mice and rats by feeding them cockroaches infected with the worm. By showing that the tumours underwent metastasis, he added important support to the then-prevailing concept that cancer is caused by tissue irritation.
Fibiger’s work immediately led the Japanese pathologist Yamagiwa Katsusaburo to produce cancer in laboratory animals by painting their skins with coal-tar derivatives, a procedure soon adopted by Fibiger himself. While later research revealed that the Gongylonema larvae were not directly responsible for the inflammation, Fibiger’s findings were a necessary prelude to the production of chemical carcinogens (cancer causing agents), a vital step in the development of modern cancer research.
In Latin, the word “inflammation” means “ignite, set alight” and like gasoline, that’s exactly what it does to cancer. A microenvironment of chronic inflammation sets the stage for cancer. Most importantly, inflammation promotes the spreading and mutating of cancer cells while continuing to push the mutations within the cancer cells’ development.
Oxidative stress is widely thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammation. Since we have already found that hydrogen gas and hydrogen water have the effect of eliminating free radicals and oxidative stress we know it will have a profound role in reducing inflammation.
According to the National Cancer Institute, considerable laboratory evidence from chemical, cell culture, and animal studies indicates that antioxidants may slow or possibly prevent the development of cancer. Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts.
Hydrogen is the ultimate antioxidant so it should do a lot to help us win our personal war on cancer. Cancer patients, who are interested in humane treatments, who do not want to suffer under the crushing weight of intensely toxic chemotherapy, and then radiation, will be very interested in hydrogen cancer treatments, backed by oxygen and CO2 therapy, and then a list of vital minerals and even a concentrated form of medical marijuana as a natural form of chemotherapy.
Cancer Starts with Inflammation
There is a strong association between chronic, ongoing inflammation in the body and the occurrence of cancer. Biologists have been able to follow the inflammation link down to the level of individual signalling molecules, providing harder evidence for a connection to carcinogenesis. We already know that inflammation is the root of pain and most illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, but we are just beginning to pay attention to the significant and centralized role that inflammation plays in the development and sustainment of cancer.
According to Dr. Alexander Hoffmann, an assistant professor of chemistry and
biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, “We have identified a basic cellular mechanism that we think may be linking chronic inflammation and cancer. Studies with animals have shown that a little inflammation is necessary for the normal development of the immune system and other organ systems,” explains Hoffmann. “We discovered that the protein p100 provides the cell with a way in which inflammation can influence development. But there can be too much of a good thing. In the case of chronic inflammation, the presence of too much p100 may over-activate the developmental pathway, resulting in cancer.”
Inflammation has long been associated with the development of cancer. Scientific
American says, “Understanding chronic inflammation, which contributes to heart disease, Alzheimer’s and a variety of other ailments, may be a key to unlocking the mysteries of cancer.” Inflammation is the fuel that feeds cancer. It certainly is a key event in cancer development.
“Inflammatory responses play decisive roles at different stages of tumour development, including initiation, promotion, malignant conversion, invasion, and metastasis.
Inflammation also affects immune surveillance and responses to therapy. Immune
cells that infiltrate tumours engage in an extensive and dynamic crosstalk with cancer cells,” says researchers from Departments of Pharmacology and
Pathology, School of Medicine, University of California in San Diego Dr. Sergei I. Grivennikov writes, “The presence of leukocytes within tumours, observed in the 19th century by Rudolf Virchow, provided the first indication of a possible link between inflammation and cancer. Yet, it is only during the last decade that clear evidence has been obtained that inflammation plays a critical role in tumour igenesis, and some of the underlying molecular mechanisms have been elucidated. A role for inflammation in tumorigenesis is now generally accepted, and it has become evident that an inflammatory microenvironment is an essential component of all tumours. Only a minority of all cancers are caused by germline mutations, whereas the vast majority (90%) are linked to somatic mutations and environmental factors.”
An inflammatory microenvironment inhabiting various inflammatory cells and a network
of signaling molecules are also indispensable for the malignant progression of transformed cells, which is attributed to the mutagenic predisposition of persistent infection-fighting agents at sites of chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a slow, silent disturbance that never shuts off. Often a patient can’t feel it. Often you can’t be tested for it.
Research regarding inflammation-associated cancer development has focused on cytokines and chemokines as well as their downstream targets in linking inflammation and cancer. Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease is associated with up to 25 percent of all cancers. A study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Centre found that inflammation stimulates a rise in levels of a molecule called microRNA-155 (miR-155).
This, in turn, causes a drop in levels of proteins involved in DNA repair, resulting in a higher rate of spontaneous gene mutations, which can lead to cancer. “Our study shows that miR-155 is upregulated by inflammatory stimuli and that overexpression of miR- 155 increases the spontaneous mutation rate, which can contribute to tumorigenesis,” says first author and post-doctoral researcher Dr. Esmerina Tili. “People have suspected for some time that inflammation plays an important role in cancer, and our study presents a molecular mechanism that explains how it happens.”
Dr. Vijay Nair’s book Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and other Deadly Killers says, “Colon cancer, stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer have all been linked to inflammation. This is great news, because it means that cancer doesn’t just strike out of nowhere. It’s preventable!”
“All types of inflammation can cause cancer. Lung cancer can be caused by chronic smoke-induced inflammation. Oesophageal cancer can be caused by acid reflux-induced inflammation. Stomach cancer can be caused by H. pylori (the bacterium that causes ulcers) -induced inflammation. Bladder cancer can be caused by urinary tract infection induced inflammation. Liver cancer can be caused by hepatitis B or C-induced inflammation. Lymphoma can be caused by Epstein Barr (the virus that causes mononucleosis) -induced inflammation. Cervical cancer can be caused by Human papillomavirus (the virus that causes genital warts) -induced inflammation. Kidney cancer can be caused by kidney stone-induced inflammation. And colon cancer can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome-induced inflammation. Whether the inflammation is caused by an infection (such as hepatitis), a mechanical irritant (such as kidney stones), or a chemical irritant (such as stomach acid), the result is the same. Chronic, low-grade inflammation greatly increases your risk of developing cancer.”
Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, said he believes that aspirin’s anti-inflammatory properties may play a role in the prevention of both heart disease and cancer. “Inflammation may not cause a cancer, but it may promote cancer-it may be the fertilizer that makes it grow,” Dr. Brawley said.
A new MIT study[lvii] offers a comprehensive look at chemical and genetic changes that occur as inflammation progresses to cancer. One of the biggest risk factors for liver, colon or stomach cancer is chronic inflammation of those organs, often caused by viral or bacterial infections. Orthodox cancer treatments do not treat inflammation, thus they do not really treat cancer.
The role of heavy metals is very important in the rise of cancer rates.[lviii],[lix] We are poisoning the world over and over again with heavy metals and our brain cells and other tissues are suffering for it. Over 80% of heavy metals are removed from the body via the friendly bacteria in the gut but unfortunately we have had maniacs in control of western medicine encouraging doctors to over use antibiotics, which kill off the friendly bacteria in the gut. Heavy metal contamination creates inflammation!
The effects of 2% H2 treatment was investigated on the survival rate and organ damage in zymosan-induced generalized inflammation model. Zymosan, which is prepared from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), is a reagent that has been widely used for many years in inflammation and immunology researches.
The beneficial effects of H2 treatment in zymosan-induced organ damage were associated with decreased levels of oxidative product, increased activities of antioxidant enzyme, and reduced levels of early and late pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and tissues. H2 treatment protected against multiple organ damage in a zymosan-induced generalized inflammation model, suggesting the potential use of H2 as a therapeutic agent in the therapy of conditions associated with inflammation-related multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.[lx] [lvi] Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Volume 144, Issue 1, October 2014, Pages 1-11
Molecular hydrogen as a preventive and therapeutic medical gas: initiation, development and potential of hydrogen medicine [lvii] A. Mangerich, C. G. Knutson, N. M. Parry, S. Muthupalani, W. Ye, E. Prestwich, L. Cui, J. L. McFaline, M. Mobley, Z. Ge, K. Taghizadeh, J. S. Wishnok, G. N. Wogan, J. G. Fox, S. R. Tannenbaum, P. C. Dedon. PNAS Plus: Infection-induced colitis in mice causes dynamic and tissue-specific changes in stress response and
DNA damage leading to colon cancer. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences, 2012; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207829109
[lix] Toxic metals and breast cancer;
[lx] Hydrogen gas improves survival rate and organ damage in zymosan-induced eneralized inflammation model. Xie K, Yu Y, Zhang Z, Liu W, Pei Y, Xiong L, Hou L,
Wang G. Shock. 2010 Nov; 34(5):495-501
Oxygen Deficiency and Cancer
These days many people do not have enough oxygen in their bodies to support the daily functions of our internal and external organs. Many of us are deficient for a wide variety of reasons. When we learn that each stressful event in our life can drop our oxygen score drastically we can begin to understand how central to successful treatment oxygen can be. Severe oxygen deficiency is called hypoxia, often referred to as oxygen starvation. This affliction invites cardiac trouble by over-stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and raising the heart rate.
Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency:
· Increased Infections
· Sexual dysfunction
· Irrational behaviour
· Muscle aches and pains
· Lung insufficiencies Dizziness
· General body weakness
· Weight Gain
· Cancer and Disease
· Fatigue and Sleep Disorders
· Suppression of the Immune System
· Circulation Problems
· Poor Digestion
· Memory Loss & Poor Concentration
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, a researcher and assistant professor with the University of
South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, said “cancer is starved” by eating a diet that is restricted in carbohydrates but high in certain fats. The patient then receives hyperbaric chamber treatments, in which oxygen has a further toxic effect on the cancer cells, explaining a possible one-two punch to knock out cancer.
D’Agostino began research nine years ago involving metabolic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen to help Navy SEAL divers avoid seizures from oxygen toxicity. A 10-year-old boy with a cancerous brain tumour who had already received a battery of traditional conventional radiation therapy has gotten positive results from this. The youth responded “remarkably” to the combination of diet and hyperbaric treatment.
The diet mimics fasting and can lead the body to a state of “ketosis” – which Web MD states is a condition when the body burns its own fat for fuel. “Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. Normally, your body gets the energy it needs from glucose (sugar),” the website states.
“Cancer cells use glucose (to grow) but ketones can’t readily be used by cancer cells,” D’Agostino said. “(Certain) levels of oxygen (are) toxic to cancer,” he said, adding that the hyperbaric chambers are now used to promote healing in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre have unearthed a previously unknown phenomenon. They found that important regulatory molecules are decreased when deprived of oxygen, which leads to increased cancer progression in vitro and in vivo.
As tumours grow, they can outgrow their blood supply, leaving some of the tumour with areas where the tissue is oxygen starved, a condition known as tumour hypoxia.
Conventional wisdom would suggest the lack of oxygen would slow growth. However, the opposite is true. Hypoxia leads to tumour progression.
“We showed that that hypoxia causes a down regulation of, or decrease in, quantities of Drosha and Dicer, enzymes that are necessary for producing microRNAs (miRNAs).
MiRNAs are molecules naturally expressed by the cell that regulate a variety of genes,” said Dr. Anil Sood, professor of gynaecologic oncology and reproductive medicine and cancer biology. “At a functional level, this process results in increased cancer progression when studied at the cellular level.”
Cancer cells greatest vulnerability is oxygen since it is a deficiency of oxygen that initiates the cancer process. Cancer hates high levels of oxygen. Oxygen makes cancer cells weak and susceptible to treatment. Cancer cells low in oxygen are three times more resistant to radiotherapy. Restoring oxygen levels to that of a normal cell makes the tumours three times more sensitive to treatment. tumours having large areas with low levels of oxygen (areas known as hypoxic regions) are associated with poor prognosis and treatment response.
Intensifying a patient’s oxygen status will add significantly to the effectiveness of other cancer treatments both natural or toxic chemotherapy.
Physicians just do not want to admit it but breathing is the core driver of all physiology.
It is that important because it is that close to the beat of life from one moment to another. Oxygen and carbon dioxide both are the most basic nutrients the body needs from second to second and water comes in right behind these two most necessary gasses.
So one can treat cancer directly with profound changes in breathing Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy is the process of avalanching down on the cells a massive amount of oxygen-in other words-a massive amount of life force. In the never ending fight against cancer as well as the aging process, intense oxygen therapy gives us an edge.
The therapy is called EWOT (Exercise with Oxygen Therapy) or originally Oxygen Multi Step Therapy, which was dramatically improved with the invention and use of the air reservoir bag (See below). In fifteen minutes, one can blow the cells’ doors open allowing them to detoxify as they gulp down an avalanche of oxygen. The breakthrough is that this therapy actually returns vascular age back to youthful levels.
One of the reasons exercise is so healthy and important for cancer patients is that it creates massive amounts of CO2. Exercise is good medicine. Several studies have found that physical activity can lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer, and some studies found that the most active women have about a 25% lower chance of developing the disease than the least active women. “Exercise is one of the best things women can do for themselves,” says Dr. Ann Partridge, director of the Program for Young Women with
Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy consists of two distinct therapies-exercise and oxygen that are brought together for maximum effect. Breathing in concentrated oxygen while exercising makes the exercising easier and that is good news for patients suffering from long-term chronic disease.
Stopping metastasis is a great achievement. This can be achieved if enough oxygen is present. Cancer hates oxygen! Enough oxygen will cause cancer cells to die Administering enough oxygen will remove the low oxygen areas, those corners or browned out tissues, which are vulnerable to cancerous invasions. Enough oxygen will fire up the white blood cells and put them into a killing frenzy.
MaxxO2 is simply the best EWOT system out there. The new mask makes breathing in massive amounts of oxygen easier. The Max O2 system offers not only the highest quality oxygen reservoir, but also a patented rib cage that puts pressure on the bag to force the air out and into the mask for a remarkable increase in oxygen flow and ease of use. Also the reservoir bag does not leak like a sieve.
From the company we read, “it is all about the mask:” We have created the best oxygen bag in the industry. It’s commercial grade with positive pressure, but that was not good enough. Our bag and mask had to be the best. The traditional blue mask had been used by our competitors and us. The problem with this mask is the valves are hard to open as you breathe in and exhale. In addition, they are “one size fits all.” Maxx 02 includes an industry first unrestricted high-flow Easy Breathe system. The flow opening for oxygen is twice the size of the leading mask. It feels like you are breathing without a mask and it is available in three sizes for superior fit. In fact, we include the older style mask at no charge so you can see the difference yourself.
It is easy to tell you it is better, but we go one-step further by letting you try for yourself.
Hydrogen and Life
The world will eventually go to a hydrogen economy with the Chinese already creating the first hydrogen city. Hydrogen is the answer for clean unlimited energy and it is the answer for the future of medicine. Life itself is an economy based on hydrogen, which is in an intimate dance with oxygen, which is paired with carbon dioxide.
Oxygen can be pumped into the body through a variety of means. Yet oxygen can be dangerous. Oxygen is certainly toxic without CO2. Hydrogen also mitigates the toxicity of oxygen by putting out the fires of oxidative stress. Thus, the three gases dance.
Hydrogen comes in different forms. Some forms make you sick and other forms make you feel better. Too much H+ in the body turns the body acidic, which diminishes oxygen’s ability to reach the cells. “pH” actually means the “Power of Hydrogen” so the more hydrogen ions you have in solution the more acidic a solution is. Solutions with a high concentration of hydrogen ions have a low pH and solutions with a low concentrations of H+ ions have a high pH. pH is a measure of hydrogen ion activity.
The reason the H+ carries a positive charge is because it has lost an electron. It is effectively dead, acidifying, damaging, and degenerating. Not good news at all for the body when acidity builds up. Too many H+ ions flying around will do damage to the body. Scientifically, pH means potential hydrogen and measures the H+ (hydrogen) ions in the body-which is a measure of voltage as well. When we increase oxygen and pH levels we are simultaneously increasing cellular voltage. Molecular hydrogen (H2) lowers the concentration of H+ ions.
In this book we are mostly talking about molecular hydrogen (H2), a hydrogen molecule with no charge. Acid conditions are measured by hydrogen ions with a positive charge, which are dangerous because they are looking to steal of molecules of electrons. Acidity all has to do with hydrogen ions (abbreviated with the chemical symbol H+). In water
(H2O), a small number of the molecules dissociate (split up). Some of the wate molecules lose a hydrogen and become hydroxide ions (OH−). The “lost” hydrogen ions join up with water molecules to form hydronium ions (H3O+). For simplicity, hydronium ions are referred to as hydrogen ions H+. In pure water, there are an equal number of hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions. The solution is neither acidic or basic.
An acid is, after all, a substance that donates hydrogen ions. Because of this, when an acid is dissolved in water, the balance between hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions is shifted. Now there are more hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions in the solution. This kind of solution is acidic.
A base is a substance that accepts hydrogen ions. When a base is dissolved in water, the balance between hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions shifts the opposite way. Because the base “soaks up” hydrogen ions, the result is a solution with more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions. This kind of solution is alkaline.
Acidity and alkalinity are measured with a logarithmic scale called pH. Here is why: a strongly acidic solution can have one hundred million million, or one hundred trillion
(100,000,000,000,000) times more hydrogen ions than a strongly basic solution! The flip side, of course, is that a strongly basic solution can have 100,000,000,000,000 times more hydroxide ions than a strongly acidic solution. Moreover, the hydrogen ion and hydroxide ion concentrations in everyday solutions can vary over that entire range.
Jon Barron’s way of looking at pH (voltage).
“Hydrogen ions tie up oxygen. That means that the more acid a liquid is, the less available the oxygen in it. Every cell in our body requires oxygen for life and to maintain optimum health. Combine that with what we know about hydrogen ions and we see that the more acid the blood (the lower its pH), the less oxygen is available for use by the cells. Without going into a discussion of the chemistry involved, just understand that it’s the same mechanism involved when acid rain “kills” a lake. The fish literally suffocate to death because the acid in the lake “binds up” all of the available oxygen. It’s not that the oxygen has gone anywhere; it’s just no longer available. Conversely, if you raise the pH
of the lake (make it more alkaline), oxygen is now available and the lake comes back to life. Incidentally, it’s worth noting that cancer is related to an acid environment (lack of oxygen)-the higher the pH (the more oxygen present in
the cells of the body), the harder it is for cancer to thrive.”
Oxygen is a switch hitter depending on its atomic states and so can act as a metabolic oxidizer, a more powerful immune oxidizer in singlet radical configuration, or as an “antioxidant” as it turns acidic protons to water when it mops-up after the process of respiration. Oxygen recharges pH buffers and conserves electrons. Over fuelled/under oxygenated cells will become acidic and further repel and deplete oxygen. It is also important to note that oxygen can be present but not used. There is plenty of oxygen present in cancer cells. The problem is that it sits around inside those cells but is not used. The mitochondria are either dead or completely impaired, so the cancer cell has already turned to fermentation as an alternative energy source.
Voltage is a Measure of pH
If a body is in an acidic (low voltage) state, cells become sluggish, energy and mitochondrial activity diminish, and the cells are forced to steal minerals from the bones and vital organs.
As our voltage drops and pH becomes more acidic (more H+) our breathing changes. The rate and depth of breathing is controlled by arterial CO2/pH. The breathing of severely sick people is fast and shallow. This makes things worse as cells become oxygen deficient.
Sodium bicarbonate is an important medicine because it brings more carbon dioxide to the body, and especially the blood, in the form of bicarbonates. Bicarbonate in the blood is easily turned into carbon dioxide (CO2). The reverse is true in biochemical reactions that happen almost at the speed of light. The bottom line to what happens when one takes sodium bicarbonate orally is that it turns to CO2 in the stomach driving bicarbonates into the blood, which helps deliver more useful oxygen inside the cells.
Negatively Charged Hydrogen
When H- gives up an electron it becomes H2 and can be further used just as the H2 we take orally and breathe in. H- is a hydrogen atom with an extra electron – yes 2 electrons. The outer electron is weakly bound and therefore the atom gives up that when acid rain “kills” a lake. The fish literally suffocate to death because the acid in the lake “binds up” all of the available oxygen. It’s not that the oxygen has gone anywhere; it’s just no longer available. Conversely, if you raise the Ph of the lake (make it more alkaline), oxygen is now available and the lake comes back to life. Incidentally, it’s worth noting that cancer is related to an acid environment (lack of oxygen)-the higher the pH (the more oxygen present in
the cells of the body), the harder it is for cancer to thrive.”
Oxygen is a switch hitter depending on its atomic states and so can act as a metabolic oxidizer, a more powerful immune oxidizer in singlet radical configuration, or as an “antioxidant” as it turns acidic protons to water when it mops-up after the process of respiration. Oxygen recharges pH buffers and conserves electrons. Over fuelled/under oxygenated cells will become acidic and further repel and deplete oxygen. It is also important to note that oxygen can be present but not used. There is plenty of oxygen present in cancer cells. The problem is that it sits around inside those cells but is not used. The mitochondria are either dead or completely impaired, so the cancer cell has already turned to fermentation as an alternative energy source.
Voltage is a Measure of pH
If a body is in an acidic (low voltage) state, cells become sluggish, energy and mitochondrial activity diminish, and the cells are forced to steal minerals from the bones and vital organs.
As our voltage drops and pH becomes more acidic (more H+) our breathing changes. The rate and depth of breathing is controlled by arterial CO2/pH. The breathing of severely sick people is fast and shallow. This makes things worse as cells become oxygen deficient.
Sodium bicarbonate is an important medicine because it brings more carbon dioxide to the body, and especially the blood, in the form of bicarbonates. Bicarbonate in the blood is easily turned into carbon dioxide (CO2). The reverse is true in biochemical reactions that happen almost at the speed of light. The bottom line to what happens when one takes sodium bicarbonate orally is that it turns to CO2 in the stomach driving bicarbonates into the blood, which helps deliver more useful oxygen inside the cells.
Negatively Charged Hydrogen
When H- gives up an electron it becomes H2 and can be further used just as the H2 we take orally and breathe in. H- is a hydrogen atom with an extra electron – yes 2 electrons. The outer electron is weakly bound and therefore the atom gives up that NAD+ is a molecule found in every cell of the body. It is used to power metabolism, construct new cellular components, resist free radical and DNA damage and send signals within the cells. It enables the mitochondria – the ‘powerhouses of the cell’ to convert the food we eat into the energy our body needs to sustain all its functions. NAD+ is also required to “turn off” genes implicated in accelerating aging processes.
Healthy mitochondrial function is an important component of healthy human aging. Our body naturally has the ability to make NAD+ from components in the food we eat.
Research in laboratory animals and people shows that as we age, levels of NAD+ decline substantially. This decline leaves us at greater risk for neuro and muscular degeneration, for declines in our cardio metabolic health and in our capacity for repair and resiliency.
NAD+ boosters have now become the party favourite in many health circles, in part because they’re not drugs. They are natural products that restore body chemistry to a more youthful state. By age 50, NAD+ levels are half what they were at 20. Top up
NAD+ levels in elderly mice and their muscles becomes like those of youngsters, their stem cells get more ‘oomph’ and they live longer.
H-gives up an election to NAD+ to produce NADH. The NADH is then processed in the electron transport system to product 3 ATP molecules. Normally the Krebs cycle produces NADH, but the H- makes it possible to bypass the Krebs cycle by recycling
NAD+ to NADH. NAD+ boosters are in vogue and even NASA has been seduced. It hopes to use NAD+ to repair the DNA of astronauts bombarded by cosmic rays over the year a trip to Mars would take. DNA damage is one of the main factors linked to ageing. Now attention is turning to hydrogen, which does much more than the NAD+ boosters presently available on the market.
Conquering Infections with Oxygen and Alkalinity
“The Secret of Life is both to feed and nourish the cells and let them flush their waste and toxins”, according to Dr. Alexis Carrell, Nobel Prize recipient in 1912. Dr. Otto
Warburg, also a Nobel Prize recipient, in 1931 & 1944, said, “If our internal environment was changed from an acidic oxygen deprived environment to an alkaline environment full of oxygen, viruses, bacteria and fungus cannot live.”
Certain viruses (including rhinoviruses and coronaviruses that are most often responsible for the common cold and influenza viruses that produce flu) infect host cells by fusion with cellular membranes at low pH. Thus they are classified as “pH-dependent viruses.”
Fusion of viral and cellular membranes is pH dependent. “The plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells serves as a barrier against invading parasites and viruses. To infect a cell, viruses must be capable of transporting their genome and accessory proteins into the host cell, bypassing or modifying the barrier properties imposed by the plasma membrane. Entry into the host cells always involves a step of membrane fusion for enveloped animal viruses. Other enveloped viruses such as orthomyxoviruses, alphaviruses or rhabdoviruses enter the cells by the endocytic pathway, and fusion depends on the Vacidification of the endosomal compartment. Fusion at the endosome level is triggered by conformational changes in viral glycoproteins, induced by the low pH of this cellular compartment.”
As it is with viral infections, so it is with cancer. The external pH of solid tumours is acidic as a consequence of increased metabolism of glucose and poor perfusion. Acid pH has been shown to stimulate tumour cell invasion and metastasis in vitro, and in cells before tail vein injection in vivo.[lxi]
Treating cancer with the triad of hydrogen, oxygen and CO2 increases voltage, alkalinity and oxidative metabolism. Focusing cancer treatment on these three gases as a necessary part of all cancer treatment makes sense because it treats the fundamental reasons cancer cells form and become aggressive.
[lxi] Bicarbonate Increases Tumour pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases; Ian F.
Robey,1; Cancer Res 2009; 69: (6). March 15, 2009
What Kind of Medical Treatment for my
That is a big question, sometimes the most important in our lives, and if we get the answer wrong it could cost us our life or the lives of loved ones. The wrong answer is to never ask the question and blindly follow what your doctors say. He will only answer with what he is told his medical associations and licensing boards answer. Although there are courageous doctors who distance themselves from the lock-step of modern medicine, they are too few.
There are many forks in the medical world. If you add in alternative medicine the choices seem to be unlimited. There are literally hundreds of people and companies who think they have the right answer but the answer to our question cannot be triggered by marketing or by anyone’s personal opinion.
Where do we start in medicine? What are the first considerations we need to make either by clinicians, of which there are various types, or even by mothers who take the main responsibility of making health and medical decisions in the family?
There are cases that can be made for many starting points but we need something universal that we can agree on. Water (hydration) is always a main and immediate concern. So is breathing, as every emergency doctor and nurse knows.
Doctors and everyone else need to understand that the first course of action is to flood the body with hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide. We already know that properly used medical gases can change patients presenting condition in emergency situations.
However, conditions that have not responded to oxygen will respond if hydrogen is added to the mix.
There is no medical mystery here. Deep sea divers know this. At the deepest depths hydrogen is life. As we shall see in the following chapter on medical gases, many lessons can be learned about hydrogen from the field of hyperbaric medicine. Doctors in this field know about medical priorities and the first course of action for when a diver comes up too fast and gets the bends.
The deeper divers go the more stress/pressure they are under. The deeper they go the more hydrogen needs to be in their tanks and, interestingly enough, the less oxygen.
Hydrogen is new to intensive care treatment, as it is to the entire world of modern medicine. However, we can see that hydrogen belongs right up there with oxygen in intensive care and that hydrogen belongs in first place in most protocols for the treatment of disease. It would be hard indeed to think of something hydrogen would not be good for.
Hydrogen is also the perfect anti-aging medicine, and will eventually find itself everywhere. Women will completely embrace it once they find out what it will do for their skin. Actually hydrogen is already everywhere. Life is not possible without hydrogen.
Full Medical Protocol
This book will deal with H2, O2, CO2, and H2O. In a later edition we will include O3
(Ozone) and even singlet oxygen, which is a temporary state of highly energized oxygen.
For a fuller protocol all we have to do is add sulphur, magnesium, iodine, selenium, potassium, bicarbonates, sodium and infrared therapy. Then we have the main ingredients necessary to save lives. Medical Marijuana could be added to this list of essentials in dealing with cancer and other diseases.
We need only the simplest of tests to help us understand a person’s presenting condition.
With this information we can make decisions on how to regulate H2O, CO2, oxygen and hydrogen levels to create the most charged healing environments in tissues and cells.
The colour of the urine tells us instantly how much water is needed to get a person fully hydrated. A person’s breathing rate and pH of urine and saliva will tell us about CO2/bicarbonate levels in the blood and the general state of oxygen in the body. Oxygen analysis is also helped by an Oximeter. As to a patients overall presenting situation in terms of pain, length and severity of illness, energy levels-the worse the condition the more hydrogen, and probably oxygen, is needed.
Intravenous Vitamin C cannot compete with molecular hydrogen’s ability to diffuse rapidly into the tissues and cells while remaining mild enough to neither disturb metabolic redox reactions nor affect reactive oxygen species (ROS) that function in cell signalling.
Hydrogen for Psychiatric Disorders
Antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, but their side effects and trial-and-error nature often leave something to be desired.
According to some studies, they are only about 50 percent more effective than placebo.
Until recently most doctors and patients have still thought that these drugs are the best treatment we have for a disease that many people find crippling. Now hydrogen gas is showing a promise to replace these obscene drugs. In the United States, there are one million children under the age of six on psychiatric drugs. This number is particularly disturbing, considering the horrifying side effects and ineffectiveness of these types of harmful drugs.
One in six Americans overall regularly take some type of medication in this category.
However, children are now being swept up in pharmaceutical terrorism. Mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights is drawing attention to the concerning fact that more than a million kids younger than six in our nation are currently taking these psychiatric drugs. Data from IMS Health shows that the drug situation only gets worse as kids get older, with 4,130,340 kids aged 6 to 12 taking some type of psychiatric drug.
Babies Given Psychiatric Drugs
Around half of these children are four to five years old and an incredible 274,804 of them are younger than a year old. The number rises for toddlers aged two to three, with 370,778 kids in this category taking psychiatric drugs overall. The biggest category of psychotic drugs given to children appears to be anti-anxiety drugs. Just over 227,132 babies under one-year-old and nearly 248,000 of those aged four to five take these medications. However, experts believe these estimates are far too low and the real numbers are actually much higher, due in part to the tendency for some doctors to hand out psychiatric medications for “off-label” uses.
In European nearly 4 out of 15 people suffer from major depression and anxiety. Neuropsychiatric disorders are the second cause of disability in Europe and account for 19% in comparison to cardiovascular disorders with only 4%. In 28 countries of EU with a population of 466 million, at least 21 million people were affected by depression, out of which almost 80% are men. The treatment of psychiatric disorders is very expensive.
The total annual cost of depression in Europe was estimated at Euro 118 billion in 2004, which corresponds to a cost of Euro 253 per inhabitant. The cost of depression corresponds to 1% of the total economy of Europe.[lxii]
Hydrogen for the Brain
Hydrogen gas, because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties overlaps with the process of neuro-progression in major psychiatric disorders. The generation of oxidatively generated free radicals is core to life and is normally tightly controlled.
However, there is now increasing data on the presence and impact of oxidative stress among diverse psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and autism. Therefore, it is hypothesized that administration of hydrogen molecule may have potential as a novel therapy for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other concurrent disorders characterized by oxidative, inflammatory and apoptotic dysregulation.[lxiii]
Because of its low molecular weight, hydrogen can easily diffuse across the blood-brain barrier, which allows it protects cells against degeneration and improves brain function.
Chen et al.[lxiv] found that the protective effect of hydrogen in the brain is accompanied by reducing the oxidative stress and blood glucose levels after dextrose injection in rats. It has also been reported that drinking hydrogen-rich pure water prevent superoxide formation in brain slices of vitamin C-depleted SMP30/GNL-knockout mice during hypoxia-re-oxygenation [lxv]. Molecular hydrogen has also been shown to prevent cognitive decline. Consumption of hydrogen water suppressed the increase in oxidative stress and prevented stress-induced impairments in hippocampus-dependent learning tasks during chronic physical restraint in mice[lxvi].
Specifically, both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are associated with increased oxidative and inflammatory stress. Moreover, lithium which is commonly administered for treating bipolar disorder has effects on oxidative stress and apoptotic pathways, as do valproate and some atypical antipsychotics for treating schizophrenia. Molecular hydrogen has been studied pre-clinically in animal models for the treatment of some medical conditions including hypoxia and neurodegenerative disorders, and there are intriguing clinical findings in neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease.
Mitochondrial dysfunction in schizophrenia is frequently reported. Moreover, mitochondrial disorders can present with psychosis. mtDNA plays a role in the neurobiology of schizophrenia. Mitochondrial gene expression is changed in schizophrenia. The numbers of mitochondria in schizophrenia is reduced compared to normal controls. As we have seen hydrogen has a positive effect on the mitochondria, so it should be utilized as a first line of treatment for schizophrenia.
In Parkinson’s disease, increased oxidative stress indexed by elevated lipid peroxidation and decreased reduced glutathione levels in the substantia nigra are part of the known pathogenesis of PD. Hydrogen water also prevents a rat model of Parkinson’s disease [lxvii] and increases survival after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion[lxviii]. It downregulates
4-hydroxy-2-nonenal, a marker of oxidative stress in dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra of animal models of Parkinson’s disease.
Less Food and Less Diabetes with Hydrogen
Hydrogen is vital for life, the most common element in the human body and a component of water, DNA and most other organic molecules. Macronutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats, contain hydrogen as part of the chemical structure.
This means that every food contains some hydrogen.
Fruits and whole grains are healthy sources of carbohydrates, which in turn are sources of hydrogen. Carbohydrates, also called sugars, are molecules that contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The chemical structure for glucose, the simple sugar your cells use to metabolize energy, has six atoms of carbon, 12 atoms of hydrogen and six atoms of oxygen.
Meat, poultry, fish, dairy and legumes are proteins made up of amino acids that are sources of hydrogen. The chemical structure of amino acids may differ, but all amino acids contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Fats, also called lipids, are a type of macronutrient made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
Little attention is paid to hydrogen’s role in the food chain, yet it is the continued oxidative stress leads to chronic inflammation continued oxidative stress leads to chronic inflammation continued oxidative stress leads to chronic inflammation most essential ingredient in food as Patrick Flanagan, the original hydrogen researcher, states. When we look at the dynamics of a healthy person inhaling and drinking lots of hydrogen we see evidence of the fact that providing hydrogen in a gas form substitutes, to an extent, for the hydrogen the body has to strip off of foods during the process of digestion.
So we should expect people to be nurtured and sustained by hydrogen. I have been in contact with people who experienced the nurturing aspect of hydrogen. One was a sixty year old man who was digging out a foundation with lots of young helpers and he could do it all day keeping up with and even exceeding the energetic nature of the young, eating only one meal a day but spending two hours a day inhaling hydrogen and oxygen, and drinking hydrogen water. Another person had end stage cancer with a tumour blocking spinal fluid. He not only staged a miracle recovery but experienced rapid weight gain. This is very important in life extension because we know that less is more, that restricting calorie intake increases the lifespan in every species studied. The rough rule of thumb is: restrict calorie intake by 30% and see up to a 30% increase in lifespan. The more we run on hydrogen that comes from sources that does not require insulin the more heightened will be the anti-aging effect of hydrogen. Researchers discovered that NAD+ levels decline with age but is raised by calorie restriction and exercise.
Insulin’s job of course is to mobilise the body to respond to food intake. Like a warehouse overseer receiving a stock delivery, the hormone is released into the blood to ensure many systems are quickly mobilised. The insulin ‘receptor’ conveys these signals to the body tissues so nutrients are used as needed or stored as fat.
Calorie restriction induces a reduction in the insulin signalling pathways (both through IGF-I and insulin), and this reduction in insulin signalling is thought to be one of the primary mechanisms through which calorie restriction acts to increase lifespan.
High blood insulin levels are usually the result of high blood glucose levels. So high levels of insulin signalling are a signal of high “nutritional state,” which shifts cell’s internal states toward increased levels of growth and decreased levels of repair. Increases in growth and decreases in repair equal increases in waste products that accumulate within a cell and that ultimately cause aging at the cellular level.
Hydrogen has no calories, yet can send rockets into space. Hydrogen burns cleaner than any other fuel. When we look at the fact that food is our fuel, and hydrogen being the easiest and cleanest fuel to run on, we start to get other ideas about why hydrogen is such a useful medicine and why it will extend our lives.
Talking about calorie restriction and the powerful positive effects it has on our bodies it makes it a good moment to also talk about diabetes and what many holistic practitioners have known for years. Doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow England report on a new study finding that nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a “watershed” trial.
In the study people spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss. Isobel Murray, for example, aged 65, who had weighed 15 stone, lost over four stone (25kg) and no longer needed diabetes pills. She says: “I’ve got my life back.” Isobel was one of 298 people on the trial.
Her blood sugar levels were too high. Every time she went to the doctors they increased her medication. So, she went on to the all-liquid diet for 17 weeks – giving up cooking and shopping. She even ate apart from her husband, Jim. Instead, she had four liquid meals a day.
The trial results, simultaneously published in the Lancet medical journal and presented at the International Diabetes Federation, showed:
46% of patients who started the trial were in remission a year later
86% who lost 15kg (2st 5lb) or more put their type 2 diabetes into remission
Only 4% went into remission with the best treatments currently used
Prof Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, told the BBC, “Before we started this line of work, doctors and specialists regarded type 2 as irreversible.”
There is plenty of evidence that molecular hydrogen would make the process of recovering from diabetes easier. Hydrogen improves obesity and diabetes by inducing hepatic FGF21 and stimulating energy metabolism in animal studies.
Supplementation of hydrogen-rich water improves lipid and glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
Hydrogen rich water: reduces oxidative stress in the liver and reduces liver fat suppresses body-weight gain and reduced blood glucose and triglyceride levels shows a similar effect to diet restriction increases the level of FGF21 (a protein that regulates energy expenditure, protects from obesity caused by overeating, and lowers blood glucose and triglyceride
levels) in the liver stimulates energy metabolism Scientists had struggled to understand how ingesting the small amount of hydrogen contained in hydrogen rich water could have such significant clinical effects. One study showed that hydrogen is accumulated and reserved in the liver by attaching to glycogen molecules.
Organs and muscles in the body use glucose as fuel. Carbohydrates, protein and fats need to be converted to glucose to be used. Glycogen is the form in which glucose is stored in both muscles and the liver. From the liver, glycogen can be released to be used as energy by organs and muscles in the body when required. H2 accumulates in liver glycogen stores after being consumed via Hydrogen Rich Water. This means that H2 is available to be used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory when required by the body.
Liver glycogen is the form in which glucose is stored for use by every organ and muscle in the body. When glucose is needed by any part of the body, that organ or muscle is also receiving H2. Therefore, the body’s antioxidant mechanisms are improved, and this decreases the free radical damage to the body. As free radical damage is one of the main contributing factors to the development of diabetes it is thought that this increase in antioxidant functions in the body can impede the development of diabetes. Mice receiving H2 water had lower levels of molecules that indicate free radical damage; in fact the H2 mice had levels of these molecules that were almost the same as non-diabetic mice.
Subcutaneous injection of H2 has also been used in animal studies and has been shown to “significantly improve type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy-related outcomes in a mouse model. The bodyweight of H2 treated mice did not change over the course of the experiment yet compared with the untreated control animals, glucose, insulin, low-density lipoprotein and triglyceride levels in the serum were significantly lower in treated mice, whereas high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the serum was significantly higher. Glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity were both improved in H2 – treated mice. Diabetic nephropathy analysis showed significant reductions in urine volume, urinary total protein and β2-microglobulin, kidney/bodyweight ratio, and kidney fibrosis associated with subcutaneous injection of H2.”
Diabetes is inflammatory disease caused by a combination of factors including stress, chemical and heavy metal toxicity, radiation exposure, magnesium, iodine and bicarbonate deficiencies; and nutritional imbalances focused on excessive carbohydrate intake that all come together to burn the cellular house down in slow motion. Sugar excess and dehydration work to create inflammation in the body. This starts a long process that ends up with people facing major diseases including cancer.
“Monitoring of blood-sugar levels, insulin production, acid-base balance, and pancreatic bicarbonate and enzyme production before and after test exposures to potentially allergic substances reveals that the pancreas is the first organ to develop inhibited function from varied stresses, writes Dr. William Philpott and Dr. Dwight K. Kalita in their book Brain Allergies.
Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim in her book Poisonous Prescriptions explains how many drugs used by the unsuspecting public today, are involved in the onset of impaired glucose control and diabetes. It is easy to provoke diabetes in experimental animals with heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and even fluoride. People are being poisoned with foods full of pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, food additives and mercury, just to mention a few poisons that plague everyone on earth.
Sunburn and Hydrogen:
Another time I was out all day in the sun and got sunburn on my face, neck and area around the neck near the shoulders. I have a 4 oz. aluminum spray bottle that I infused with H2 for 5 minutes and then sprayed the area several times in 30 minutes. The results were amazing, as the pain dissipated rapidly. After several days from the event here are the result of the experiment:
The H2 infused water:
· Took the pain and discomfort away rapidly.
· DID lessen the pain when you rubbed the skin on the surface· DID NOT lessen the pain if you squeezed the skin together (deeper damage?).
· DID NOT lessen the redness/colour.
· DID soften the skin.
· My skin DID NOT peel – other than a very fine layer – NOT the normal skin peeling off in large patches.
· The skin colour is now normal tan colour.
· My wrinkles are going away!
Hydrogen and Beautiful Young Skin
Famed dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone believes harnessing hydrogen is a far more efficacious way to wage war on wrinkles. A recent Japanese study in the Journal of
Photochemistry and Photobiology confirmed what locals had been preaching for years.
They found that bathing in hydrogen water every day for three months can reduce neck wrinkles. Similarly, a control group of UV-damaged human fibroblasts (the cell responsible for producing collagen in your skin) were shown to increase collagen production twice over after being soaked in hydrogen water for 72 hours.
Molecular hydrogen has been proven to have antioxidant properties, helping to remove free radicals from your body that cause premature aging of the skin. Women and beauty experts are jumping on the hydrogen bandwagon because they can SEE the beautifying effects of hydrogen administration.
We tend to forget that the skin is the largest and most important of human organs. If we can see hydrogen in action on the skin with our eyes, we can imagine, without all the scientific studies that it has a similar effect on internal organs and how they will age.
Water is a Hydrogen Rich Substance
All cells in our body need water to function and stay healthy. If you don’t drink adequate water, your cells will suffer from dehydration. Hence drinking hydrogen-rich water, which hydrates better than normal water, will give you moister younger skin.
It is helpful when thinking of hydrogen gas, either inhaled or dissolved in water, to think of water itself, which is obviously a hydrogen rich substance. When you do not drink enough water, when you do not provide enough hydrogen, your skin will show dryness, tightness and flakiness. The less moisture on your skin, the more it will be more prone to wrinkling and age
Treatment of Pain with Hydrogen Protocol
A hydrogen led protocol for pain will change the entire equation for how pain is treated.
Whether it’s caused by arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia, or bad backs, chronic pain — the kind that hangs on for weeks, months, or years can change your life for the worse.
Never ignore pain because that usually leads to it getting worse. Whatever the intensity or the cause, treatments usually can help if the right type of treatment is chosen. The problem is finding the right treatment that works to heal the underlying condition.
The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely used definition states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition.
US National Library of Medicine says:
Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen, chest, pelvis, or you may feel pain all over.
Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. If you never felt pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. There are two types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain usually comes on suddenly, because of a disease, injury, or inflammation. It can often be diagnosed and treated. It usually goes away, though sometimes it can turn into chronic pain. Chronic pain lasts for a long time and can cause severe problems.
Pain is not always curable, but there are many ways to treat it. Treatment depends on the cause and type of pain. Pain relievers and other medicines, acupuncture, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery may be helpful.
Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain resolves once the noxious stimulus is removed and the body has healed, but it may persist despite removal of the stimulus and apparent healing of the body. Sometimes pain arises in the absence of any detectable stimulus, damage or disease.
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can interfere with a person’s quality of life and general functioning. Simple pain medications are useful in 20% to 70% of cases.
Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. Because it is a complex, subjective phenomenon, defining pain has been a challenge. Almost all pain can be defined as inflammation.
Acute pain and chronic pain can be treated in many ways, yet modern medicine has chosen ways which lead to more pain and grief. The opioid medical emergency highlights this fact. Deaths linked to misuse and abuse of prescription opioids increased to nearly
19,000 in 2014, the highest figure on record, according to the Centres for Disease
Control and Prevention.
“After ten years still on his pain killers, Hale was popping so many of the highly addictive pills that he regularly ran out of his prescription early. His doctor cut off his supply and urged Hale to enter a detox program. That didn’t work. Hale, still in agonizing pain and now suffering from intense withdrawal symptoms, returned to his doctor and pleaded to get back on his opioid regime. The doctor refused. The next day, Hale put the barrel of a small-gauge gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.” Opioids are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.
Between 2002 and 2015, more than 202,600 Americans died from overdosing on opioids. The massive increase in opioid sales has been blamed on an orchestrated marketing plan aimed at misinforming doctors about the addictive potential of these drugs.
Management of chronic pain, if you are operating in the mainstream medical paradigm, often requires the coordinated efforts of a pain management team, which typically includes medical practitioners, clinical pharmacists, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
This might be all fine and good if one can afford this but the medical system, even when it is fully engaged, often cannot resolve a person’s problems.
Everyone in pain is looking for a way out. When we are still in pain it means we have not gotten to the root of it. And then there is the suffering of heart and soul, which might not be physically sourced but still lays heavily on the body and its functioning. Depression is the best example, with depressed people more likely to die of cancer, for instance, than the non-depressed. The most reliable method for assessing pain in most humans is by simply asking a person. However, they may report pain that cannot be detected by any known physiological measure.
Thirty-one million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper respiratory infections. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation.
As many as 80% of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives and yet if you look around at the medical literature and even at alternative sites, including chiropractic and osteopathic sites, one does not get a clear picture of what one can do for this common problem, which lands many in bed with excruciating pain.
Back and neck pain can be miserable. Injury, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, vertebral compression fracture-even a simple back sprain-can cause life altering pain. Yoga, massage and physical therapies help patients to get back on their feet but often do not address the biochemistry of back pain.
My favourite medicines for back pain have always been magnesium, infrared and medical marijuana but now one has to think seriously of flooding hydrogen into the body because it will zero in on places of inflammation and pain. Hydrogen has penetration power, into the bones, joints, tendons and ligaments.
Several doctors are experiencing good results – both personally and with their patients offering 30-60 minute sessions 2-3 times a week with the inhalation machine and then working with the VR hydrogen tablets for their daily dose when they are not breathing
H2. The key to understanding hydrogen supplementation dosages though is it is to be taken over the long term not for a “just a month and you’re cured” type of mentality.
I suggest 1 or 2 tabs on an empty stomach morning, noon and night for best results.
Hydrogen dosages should be compared to taking daily vitamins meaning it should be incorporated in a daily routine that becomes permanent.
Higher dosages are needed for anyone seriously ill with flu or any chronic disease. When one needs to dig out of a dark pit of medical despair, hydrogen will provide the muscle along with high dosages of magnesium (80 mg included with every tablet) and just the right amount of bicarbonate to raise pH to a more alkaline state. Of course, this all changes if one is using a hydrogen inhaler, which enables patients to take in hydrogen at much higher dosages.
The newest generation of hydrogen tablets offer hydrogen dissolved in water at very high parts per million. Personally I use slightly cool water and add two tablets to a very large glass of water. As soon at the tablets dissolve drink the water reasonably quickly to get the most hydrogen. If your water is very cold it takes a little longer.
If one is putting the tablets in a closed bottle, then it the temperature of the water does not matter. I like higher doses of H2 taken at once. Higher dosages are in order after heavy exertion, air travel, lack of sleep, intense exercise, lots of stress, etc. Normally though, when in good health, I would recommend taking one tablet two or three times a day.
To get the full benefit from a hydrogen inhaler, or preferably from a hydrogen oxygen inhaler, use it for two hours a day. For a healthy state this dosage has a strong anti-aging effect.
If someone is dying, or suffering from late stage cancer, hydrogen is key. Just hook them up to a machine and keep breathing until improvement is obvious. Hydrogen inhalation can also be done while sleeping.
General Information on Dosages
When using nutritional medicines like magnesium chloride, iodine, sodium bicarbonate, vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, iodine, selenium and hydrogen the dose determines the effect. In conventional allopathic medicine they say the dose makes the poison but in the Natural Allopathic Medicine protocol we are not using poisons.
In Natural Allopathic Medicine we often take doses to exceedingly high levels without the side effects found in pharmaceuticals that are an ever-present danger even at very low doses. This general information on dosages is very applicable to hydrogen.
In allopathic medicine everything, even water and vitamin C, are placed on a scale of toxicity with everything being defined as poisonous. And though it’s true that one can drown in water, a large person can safely drink a gallon of it without ill affect and one can put pounds of magnesium chloride in a bath and take very high doses of iodine safely for infectious disorders without the serious and dangerous downside of antibiotics. Adverse effects are very rare and are usually attributed to lack of care or knowledge on the part of the person or prescriber.
It is certainly possible to cure incurable diseases through the use of the right doses of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids (among other things). The dose determines the effect! Low doses do not get clinical results! Through the years the mistake I have seen people making over and over is under-dosing.
Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Levy said, “The three most important considerations in effective vitamin C therapy are dose, dose, and dose. If you don’t take enough, you won’t get the desired effects.”
Effective doses are high doses, often hundreds of times more than the U.S.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Daily Reference Intake (DRI). Dr.
Abram Hoffer said, “Drs. Wilfrid Shute and Evan Shute recommended doses from 400 to 8,000 IU of vitamin E daily. The usual dose range was 800-1600 IU but they report that they had given 8,000 IU without seeing any toxicity.” The Shutes successfully treated over 35,000 patients with vitamin E.[lxxiv]
If one is lucky enough to have a hydrogen inhaler and is in critical condition one does not have to worry about dosage. Four hours a day or longer should make a significant impact on very serious conditions.
Knowing appropriate dosages is important to practitioners and patients because dosages are mission critical for achieving therapeutic effects. Estimating dosages is something we all must do. The most basic thing we do that with is our water intake. What is the right amount of water (dosage) a person should drink in a day? What dosage of sun? These are important questions that doctors often answer incorrectly.
In pharmaceutical medicine the principle way of measuring the critical dose of a medicine would be to measure the minimum necessary for therapeutic effect. That is an important dosage because what comes with increasing dosages of synthetic chemicals (all pharmaceuticals are mitochondrial poisons) is an increase in side effects and an increased chance a person can die from prescribed medicines.
Dr. Barbara Starfield, in her paper published in JAMA in July 2000 reported that
106,000 people in America alone die from properly prescribed pharmaceutical medicines. In 2015, 443,900 total deaths from prescription medication were reported to one of the US’s poison centres, with analgesics-or pain-killers-being the deadliest poison.
Of these, 275,000 were due to some error-such as a wrong dose-and 130,000 were caused by unintentional misuse, such as taking the drug more frequently than prescribed. Nearly 40,000 deaths were attributed to an adverse reaction to a drug that was properly prescribed and taken.
http://www.drug-education.info/documents/iatrogenic.pdf Clinical Toxicology, 2016; 54: 924-1109 There are more than 75,000 ER visits a year due to Tylenol overdoses causing serious health emergencies, including liver failure and death. There hasn’t been a person who has died from an iodine overdose in 50 years yet there are plenty of doctors who are afraid to prescribe iodine. To add insult to injury that one iodine death was an intentional attempt at suicide. There really is no such thing as safe drugs. “Safe” Pharmaceutical
Poisons Don’t Exist, but there is a host of safe but powerful natural substances that
Mother Nature gives us to heal ourselves.
The top five causes of poisoning in a recent study were, in order, antidepressant medications, analgesics such as aspirin, street drugs, cardiovascular drugs and alcohol.
Royal Society of Chemistry
That is what happens when you deal with dangerous drugs. After 400 years modern medicine is having a problem with its own paradigm, “The dose makes the poison.” One of the reasons is that the art, science and absurdity of using poisons as medicine has been clouded with the fact that most city dwellers are already filled with poisons from the air and water they are exposed to. Adding more poisons to a person’s already sky high toxic burden simply does not work.
The dose makes the poison is a long accepted concept, but medicine is supposed to be about helping people The word poison was first recorded in Middle English in a work composed around 1200ad. A poison is any substance which, when introduced into or absorbed by a living organism, destroys life or injures health. Poison is defined as any substance capable of producing a morbid, noxious or deadly effect. A poison is a material that inhibits other substances, especially enzymes, and the vital biochemical processes they are involved in. Enzymes are crucial because every chemical change that takes place to repair tissue or to assimilate food involves the activity of enzymes. Without enzyme activity there is no biological activity, no life.
The effects of poisons can be quick or extremely slow – building gradually up creating low grade debilitation diseases like in chronic fatigue syndrome or devastating neurological disorders like MS, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease. Nothing will burn up a neuron faster than heavy metal mercury, which is injected into babies starting at six months of age. Vancouver neuroscientist Dr. Chris Shaw shows a link between the aluminium hydroxide used in vaccines, and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Alzheimer’s.
Wrong Dosages Wrong Medical Concepts
It is thought that if the dose is low enough, even a highly toxic substance will cease to cause a harmful effect. The toxic potency of a chemical is thus ultimately defined by the dose (the amount) of the chemical that will produce a specific response in a specific biological system. “In all of these debates, the key point that is not often understood is that it’s the dose that makes the poison,” says Dr. Carl Winter, an expert in toxicology at the University of California, Davis. “The tendency is to exaggerate toxicity. It’s a slippery slope where to draw the line on what represents a legitimate concern and what restrictions should apply.”[lxxv] This is of course not true for something as strong as plutonium. The crucial issue with plutonium is not volume or mass-it’s toxicity.
The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning. Roman engineers brought down the Roman Empire when they replaced their stone aqueducts with lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water, turning much of the Roman population into neurological cripples.[lxxvi]
“The prolonged effects of low grade concentrations of toxic substances depend on individual susceptibility,” says Professor I. M. Trakhtenberg from the former Soviet
Union. The science of low-level toxicity shows that it matters what is happening on the parts per million, per billion and even per trillion level. As our instruments have become infinitely more sensitive, scientists have been able to penetrate into new worlds of chemical sensitivity that Paracelsus could not have possibly imagined. What industry and government have hidden in the low numbers seen in parts per million becomes astronomical when calculated and plotted out as parts per trillion.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is a phrase that many feel contains more than a grain of truth. It describes the theory of hormesis – the process whereby organisms exposed to low levels of stress or toxins becomes more resistant to tougher challenges. It is a cousin concept for “The dose makes the poison.”
In recent years biologists have pieced together a clear molecular explanation of how hormesis works; thus the theory has finally been accepted as a fundamental principle of biology and biomedicine. An example of this principle is seen when exposing mice to small doses of gamma ray radiation shortly before irradiating them with very high levels of gamma rays. This actually decreases the likelihood of cancer. A similar effect occurs when dioxin is given to rats.
It is thought that a low dose of a poison can trigger certain repair mechanisms in the body, and these mechanisms, having been initiated, are efficient enough that they not only neutralize the toxin’s effect, but can even repair other defects not caused by the toxin. It’s a nice theory to justify poisoning people and taking pot luck at achieving exactly the right dose. It makes much more sense to dance with magnesium and other extraordinarily safe substances that don’t poison the patient.
Calculating Dosages for Natural Medicine
In natural medicines, the critical dosage is measured by the maximum that can be taken to achieve the needed therapeutic effect. In Natural Allopathic Medicine we often take doses to exceedingly high levels without the side effects found in pharmaceuticals that are an ever-present danger even at very low doses.
The secret to safe and effective medicine is found in using medicinal substances that do not have side effects in reasonable doses, meaning they are not poisons. This is the very meaning of safe – something that will not harm or hurt you. The key to any natural protocol is getting the doses high enough. With most substances it is best to start out low and get used to each substance and then slowly bring the doses up.
Conclusion Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus” and sometimes called “the father of toxicology,” was born in 1493.
Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor, pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine.
Paracelsus was the first to say, “It depends only upon the dose whether a poison is a poison or not. A lot kills; a little cures.” So he would take a very toxic substance like mercury and use it to cure epilepsy, something no one in his right mind would do now.
The assumption that poisons can be used safely is modern man’s Pandora’s Box; once opened the greediest power hungry industrialists felt free to use poison in everything from household products like soap and shampoo, to putting it directly into our foods, medicines and even drinking water.
[lxxv] Christian Science Monitor. June 3, 2005 – California takes aim at chemicals in
[lxxvi] EPA Journal – May 1985. Lewis, Jack.
The CDC Never Learned Hydrogen Medicine for the Flu
The CDC (Centres for Disease Control) never learns because they do not want to learn.
And In the middle of flu season people pay with their lives. Every year hundreds of people needlessly die during Flu season.
The CDC has called the 2017-2018 flu an epidemic. In England it was a pandemic filling up hospitals with standing room only. They reported that more than 50 patients at a time had been left waiting for beds in casualty units, with 120 patients a day being managed in corridors and “some dying prematurely.”
On the 12th of January that year, the CDC announced a first in its 13 years of flu monitoring: As of Jan. 6, every part of the continental U.S. showed “widespread” flu activity. The flu was so widespread, in fact, that the agency has declared it an epidemic, and urged those who have not been vaccinated to seek out the flu shot. This is a bad idea, not only because it has neurotoxic mercury but also because at best it is only 30
percent effective, according to CDC officials “This is the first year we had the entire continental U.S. be the same colour on the graph, meaning there’s widespread activity in all of the continental U.S. at this point,” CDC
Influenza Division Director Dr. Dan Jernigan said during a Friday briefing. “It is in a lot of places and causing a lot of flu.” At that time the hospitalization rate was 22.7 people per 100,000 U.S. residents.
The Flu, while causing mild disease in a lot of people, can also cause severe disease and death in others. The flu may also exacerbate existing chronic conditions, particularly among older adults, which can lead to complications and death.
If you see a doctor within 48 hours of developing these symptoms, you may be able to take antiviral medications, such as Tamiflu, which may shorten the course of the illness by only one day. Tamiflu is and has always been a big mistake!
As soon as flu vaccinations start next month, some people getting them will drop dead of heart attacks or strokes, some children will have seizures and some pregnant women will miscarry. – New York Times 2009.
You would think the public media and the CDC would insist that people know that:
Living with cancer increases your risk for complications from influenza (“flu”).
If you have cancer now or have had cancer in the past, you are at higher risk for complications from the seasonal flu or influenza, including hospitalization and death. This is especially true if you are having surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. (The government could not even maintain the link to this information.)
“People tend to underestimate the effects of flu (and doctors underestimate the dangers of vaccines), but it puts several hundred thousand people in the hospital every year. It can kill up to 50,000 people every year, and there are certain groups-people with underlying medical conditions, the elderly and the very young-who are at risk for severe illness from flu,” said Dr. Michael Jhung, a flu expert at the U.S. Centres for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Replacing the Need for Flu Vaccine and Tamiflu
An important part of this essay is about Hydrogen Medicine; about how hydrogen gas, especially, when administered with oxygen, will save the day in medical centres, and at home too when one has severe flu. It is hard to die of the flu if you are hooked up to a hydrogen inhaler. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Hydrogen Medicine will do for the future of medical practice.
Page two of this essay concentrates on the protocol standing behind hydrogen:
substances already used in intensive care centres like sodium bicarbonate, magnesium chloride or sulphate, iodine, oxygen, carbon dioxide (an excellent and essential medicine because it moderates oxygen); and let’s not forget injectable selenium. You must also add to the list glutathione, infrared therapy and the best water one can make. Add medical marijuana to reduce suffering from symptoms and we have a full medical protocol, no pharmaceuticals needed.
Death Via Cytokine Storms
We need to understand why hydrogen is the contest winner for best flu medicine.
The primary symptoms of a cytokine storm (what kills the patient with influenza) are high fever, swelling and redness, extreme fatigue and nausea. In some cases, the immune reaction may be fatal. To stop the cytokine storms and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), we have to turn away from the orthodox medical responses of using vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu.
Data from clinical trials involving patients with sepsis-induced ARDS have shown a reduction in organ damage and a trend toward improvement in survival (survival in
ARDS is approximately 60%) after administering a variety of free radical scavengers antioxidants).
Hydrogen to the Rescue
Recent studies revealed that intraperitoneal injection of hydrogen-rich saline has surprising anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-apoptosis effects. It also protected the organism against polymicrobial sepsis injury, acute peritonitis injury both by reducing oxidative stress and via decreasing mass pro-inflammatory responses. It is well known that most viral induced tissue damage and discomfort are mainly caused by an inflammatory cytokine storm and oxidative stress rather than by the virus itself.[lxxvii]
Studies have shown that suppressing the cytokine storm and reducing oxidative stress can significantly alleviate the symptoms of influenza and other severe viral infectious diseases. Medical scientists thus hypothesize a hydrogen-rich solution therapy to be a safe, reliable, and effective treatment for Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
(MODS) induced by influenza and other viral infectious diseases.
Combination Therapy for the Flu
Of course, there are other excellent therapies to avoid the worst symptoms and pains of the flu with infrared therapy being at the top of the list. Jumping on a Biomat when suffering from the flu is like jumping into heaven. The only place to be during a flu attack; crashed out on a Biomat! In terms of hydrogen delivery, the best approach is to administer hydrogen and oxygen gases with an inhaler combined with hydrogen water for full hydration.
[lxxvii] SOJ | Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Hydrogen Medicine Therapy: An
Effective and Promising Novel Treatment for Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
(MODS) Induced by Influenza and Other Viral Infections Diseases?
Strengthening The Immune System
A white blood cell, also known as a T cell, carries special structures on its surface with which to recognize specific pathogens. (Grapics: Blausen.com)
“On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and make your immune system stronger? What if you improve your diet? Take certain vitamins or herbal preparations?
Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing a near-perfect immune response?
The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that – a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. There is still much that researchers don’t know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response. For now, there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function,” – Harvard Health.
The type of immune therapy the pharmaceutical companies and oncologists support costs upwards of a million dollars a year. Nivolumab costs $28.78 per mg of drug, whereas Ipilimumab costs $157.46 per mg. “To put that into perspective, that’s approximately 4000 times the cost of gold,” commented Leonard Saltz, MD, from
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York City. For a million dollars one run’s the risk of not only ending up bankrupt after the treatment but also dead:
A sign of how potent the T-cell treatments are is that most patients suffer from “cytokine release syndrome,” a storm of molecules generated as the cells fight the cancer. At least seven patients have been killed by the syndrome.
Natural Allopathic Medicine offers a safer and infinitely less costly method of stimulating the immune system. Though the entire protocol is more than helpful, (iodine,
selenium and magnesium; the sodium bicarbonate because the immune system as well as every organ and system in the body, is pH sensitive), it is hydrogen and infrared therapy we put at the top of the protocol list for getting the immune system into top working order.
Hydrogen Immune System Medicine
Oxidative stress damages the immune system, thus hydrogen is the perfect medicine to revive immune system strength. Under significant oxidative stress, the immune system does not work properly because of damage to the T cells. Instead, the T cells divide off and die, which allows the infection to become chronic. The immune system is limited by oxidative stress, and since we know that minerals, like selenium, promote optimal antioxidative status and the greatest immune defence, we can easily assume that this process would be augmented by molecular hydrogen as well as a combination of other antioxidants.
A research team working with Manfred Kopf, professor at ETH Zurich’s Institute of
Molecular Health Sciences, set out to determine the effects of oxidative stress on immune cells. They found that when a virus invades the body, T cells move into action and proliferate rapidly. A sub-class of these cells, CD8+T cells, eliminate the virus by killing the cells that were infected. CD4+T cells coordinate the immune response to different pathogens. It can take up to a week for the T cells to completely divide and conquer. Dr. Manfred Kopf and his team have now shown that higher doses of antioxidants like vitamin E can reduce the stress on immune cells. Hydrogen, as the ultimate antioxidant would provide safe fast relief to the immune system’s cells. This is one of the reasons hydrogen will find its place in intensive care wards as well as ambulances.
These researchers were able to save the immune cells by mixing a high dose of vitamin E into the animals’ food. That was enough antioxidant to protect the T cells’ cell membranes from damage, so they could multiply and successfully fend off a viral infection. “We are the first to demonstrate that oxidative stress causes immune cells to suffer the same type of death as cancer cells,” Dr. Kopf says.