Within the past several years, scientists have found that oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere has been dropping, and at higher rates than just the amount that goes into the increase of CO2 from burning fossil fuels, some 2 to 4-times as much, and accelerating since 2002-2003. Simultaneously, oxygen levels in the world’s oceans have also been falling.
Although there is much more O2 than CO2 in the atmosphere - 20.95 percent (209,460 ppm) of O2 compared with around 380 ppm of CO2 – humans, all mammals, birds, frogs, butterfly, bees, and other air-breathing life-forms depend on this high level of oxygen for their well being. In humans, failure of oxygen energy metabolism is the single most important risk factor for chronic diseases including cancer and death. ‘Oxygen deficiency’ is currently set at 19.5 percent in enclosed spaces for health and safety, below that, fainting may result.
It is not difficult to diagnose oxygen deficiency, all one needs to do is slip on an inexpensive oximeter on one’s finger to see oxygen levels in the blood. One can also simply count one’s breathing rate for the faster one breathes the more CO2 a person blows off and the lower oxygen levels will fall. When chronically ill or with cancer one will have a hard time recovering without recovering one’s oxygen levels through slower breathing and oxygen supplementation.
In my book Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy, I champion exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), which is safe because of the massive increase in CO2. According to the research documentation, oxygen toxicity effects do not occur with EWOT systems because they cannot produce high enough levels of oxygen for a long enough period to produce these effects. EWOT is safe but not practical for ICU, surgery or emergency rooms.
Hydrogen makes oxygen safer for several reasons. First, we need less oxygen for healing when hydrogen is present and that is illustrated by the fact that at 2000 feet below sea level divers breathe up to 96 percent hydrogen and only 4 percent oxygen. Also, hydrogen puts out the oxidative fires inherent in the body’s use of oxygen. Hydrogen turns the nastiest free radicals into water.