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H2O2 – Hydrogen Peroxide

Published on December 12, 2018


It seems like hydrogen in all its forms (except H+ ions) is good for our health and can be used at a potent medicine, even against cancer. On the Truth About Cancer site we read, “Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) ranks up there as one of the best household remedies. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the few “miracle substances” still available to the general public; it is safe, readily available, and dirt cheap. And best of all, it works! Did you know that you probably had your first sip of hydrogen peroxide shortly after you took your first breath? That’s right… mother’s milk (especially colostrum) contains extremely high concentrations of H2O2.”

Hydrogen Peroxide is the oldest form of oxygen therapy known. It provides the body extra often needed oxygen. Oxygen, the most prescribed natural drug in hospitals, provides our primary source of energy. All the cells in our bodies need an adequate amount of this precious gas to survive and function normally. Thus, when used correctly oxygen performs medical miracles when it comes to healing. Oxygen means life and H2O2 provides an extremely low-cost method of getting more life, more oxygen.

One does not have to be afraid of using H2O2 because it is a natural substance that the body makes to protect itself from hostile pathogens. H2O2 stimulates the immune system, stimulates natural killer (NK) cells, which attack cancer cells as they attempt to spread throughout the body.

Our bodies create and use free radicals to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The cells responsible for fighting infection and foreign invaders in the body (our white blood and T-cells) make hydrogen peroxide and use it to oxidize any offending culprits. The intense bubbling you see when hydrogen peroxide comes in contact with a bacteria-laden cut or wound is the oxygen being released and bacteria being destroyed. The ability of our cells to produce hydrogen peroxide is essential for life. H202 is not some undesirable by-product or toxin, but instead a basic requirement for good health.

Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide on encountering particulates in blood. In the large intestine, acidophilus lactobacillus produces H2O2 which keeps the ubiquitous candida yeast from multiplying out of control. When candida spreads out of the intestine, it escapes the natural control system and can gain a foothold in the organs of the body, causing what is called chronic fatigue syndrome.

H2O2, whether coming directly from strong immune response, or whether it is taken orally, intravenously or through direct application to the skin kills viruses and other pathogens via oxidation. At the same time oxygen is boosted and revitalizes normal cells including those found in the immune system.

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Supporters consider H2O2 as one of the greatest healing miracles of all time and it belongs right next to sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, iodine, selenium, sulphur and magnesium as basic medicines that belong in every medicinal cabinet. These are all superhero medicines because they feed the roots of life. Modern medicine is the failure it is because it mostly ignores these medicines and replaces them with mitochondrial poisons (pharmaceuticals). As doctors cut down the public (cause suffering and kill) they think they are doing incredible wonders when they are not.

Like sodium bicarbonate and magnesium, hydrogen peroxide has many potential applications and when used properly there are little to no risks. The FDA (not my favorite organization) has given hydrogen peroxide the GRASS designation, which means generally recognized as safe. One of the main advantages of peroxide therapy is that it is incredibly inexpensive, like bicarbonate is. A maintenance dose of 3 drops of 35 % in 6-8 ounces of water taken 3 times a day will only cost one and a half cents a day. Its one downside is that at higher dosages it tends to taste bleach, so dosages are often limited to lower amounts. Thus, it is important to administer on an empty stomach and like iodine, one always starts at the lowest dosage and works up day by day to a maximum of 25 drops before slowly backing down to maintenance dosages.

Hydrogen peroxide’s chemical formula is H2O2. It contains one more atom of oxygen than does water (H20). Hydrogen peroxide is odorless and colorless, but not tasteless. When stored under the proper conditions, it is a very stable compound. When kept in the absence of light and contaminants, it dis-mutates (breaks down) very slowly at the rate of about 5 to 10% a year. 

When exposed to other compounds hydrogen peroxide dis-mutates readily. The extra oxygen atom is released leaving H20 (water). In nature oxygen (02) consists of two atoms–a very stable combination. A single atom of oxygen, however, is very reactive and is referred to as a free radical. One nice way of taking peroxide is in a bath (up to a pint in a full bath of 35 %) and 3 % can be applied directly to the skin with cotton balls for acne and other skin problems. A moisturizer should be applied afterwards to restore some of the natural moisture of the skin as the Hydrogen Peroxide will dry out the area surrounding the acne.

Hydrogen peroxide is a reactive chemical that is toxic when concentrated yet we purchase H2O2 in concentrated form of 35 percent. Thus, only diluted amounts of H202 (3 %) can and should be are ever introduced into the body meaning one has to mix one ounce of 35 percent food grade peroxide with 11 ounces of pure water. 35 % food grade is the only grade used for internal use after it has been reduced to 5 %. 35 percent will burn the skin and is flammable so please be careful to dilute properly.

H202 was reported to work as far back as 1920. The English medical journal, Lancet, then reported that intravenous infusion was used successfully to treat pneumonia in the epidemic following World War I. In the 1940’s Father Richard Willhelm, the pioneer in promoting peroxide use, reported on the compound being used extensively to treat everything from bacterial-related mental illness to skin disease and polio. However, much of the interest in hydrogen peroxide waned in the 1940’s when prescription medications came on the scene.

In the last 25 years, thousands of articles relating to hydrogen peroxide have been written in the standard medical journals. Thousands more, involving its therapeutic use, have appeared in alternative health publications.

H202 works wonders on a multitude of health problems. It does so by increasing tissue oxygen levels. After reading the last chapter it’s obvious that our oxygen needs are frequently not being met. Hydrogen peroxide is  one of many components that help regulate the amount of oxygen getting to our cells. Its presence is vital for many other functions as well. It is required for the production of thyroid hormone and sexual hormones. It dilates blood vessels in the heart and brain It improves glucose utilization in diabetics.

(Don’t use chlorinated tap water to dilute the peroxide!)

The main recommendation, when using peroxide as a stand-alone healing system (see the One-Minute Cure by Madison Cavanaugh) is to start at 3 drops three times a day and day by day work up to 25 drops 3 times a day. It must be noted though that many people cannot reach high dosages because of nausea. When using other oxygen gaining methods, like taking bicarbonate, practicing slow breathing, increasing iodine and magnesium (which also increase oxygen) it will not be as necessary to use so much peroxide. An alternative method is to use a spray/nasal bottle full of 3% solution and spray into the mouth 5-10 times a day and breathe the mist deep into the lungs

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Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
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