Do you want to know what food, protein, water and oxygen have in common? They all are a double-edge sword: they give you life and take it away.
Practice a calorie restriction. The less you eat, the longer you live. Food is a double edge sword – it gives us life and takes it away. Don’t worry about your life long food intake - living longer, you will eat more in a long run. Watch my film “Live Long with Freedom,” read two my books.
Avoid excessive protein and fat consumption, especially animal proteins. We need much less protein to stay healthy and fit than most nutrition authorities recommend. Protein is a double edged sword.It leaves toxic residue such as uric acid. Excessive protein consumption is strongly linked to increased death rate from cancer. My finding is in sync with Dr. Colin Campbell’s book, “The China Study” and Dr. Neil Nedley’s book, “Proof Positive: How to Reliably Combat Disease and Achieve Optimal Health Through Nutrition and Lifestyle.”
There are warning signs that not everything is so clear with water. Deuterium, or heavy water, which is poisonous and has an adverse effect on our body. Just as free radicals are attached to the oxygen we inhale, deuterium water is similarly attached to the water we drink.
Dry fasting is regarded to be three times more effective than water fast. Much more than that, it is the only way to eliminate deuterium, a heavy, radioactive water which comes together with drinking water and tends to accumulate in our organs and tissues. Deuterium is believed to be the major cause of our aging.Nina Amanda Rust, profiled in the book “One Hundred over 100,” (by Jim Heynen, photo by Paul Boyer), who lived to the age of 106 years, seemed to know that when she offered her formula for longevity, 'Don't drink water. Stay away from doctors.'
Oxygen is a double-edged sword. Giving us life with one hand, it takes life with the other hand--slowly and steadily. An increasing understanding among experts about the harmful properties of oxygen is evidenced in the following quotations:
• Raj S. Sohal, a researcher from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, who found that his experimental fruit flies had shorter life spans when they consumed more oxygen, said: “Oxygen gives life. Oxygen is killing us.”
• Durk Pearson and Sandy Show in their best-selling book, “Life Extension,” state: “Oxygen is a poison, as well as a necessity, for most animals and plants. Organisms exposed to excessive oxygen can suffer severe damage or even die.”
• Leonard Hayflick, Ph.D. in his book, “How and Why We Age,” says: “…when oxygen is used in metabolic processes, highly reactive free radicals are produced.… Antioxidants in the body prevent oxygen from producing free radicals that might, in turn, damage important molecules.”
• David Heber, M.D., Ph. D., in his book, “Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart” says: “…it is the oxidized form of cholesterol that is most likely to settle in the arterial walls and cause trouble. This oxidation, or rancidity, is caused by molecules called free radicals. Free-radical production is related to the body’s use of oxygen.”
• Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph. D., in his book, “The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program,” says: “Beneficial though oxygen is, however, it is not without hazard. Oxygen has a dark side. It is a reactive chemical substance, and in certain forms it can be harmful to the body.”
He adds: “Although our bodies don’t rust, they undergo a process called biological rancidification, in which oxygen causes damage by combining with the fats (lipids), structural proteins and enzymes, and genetic material (DNA) that make up cells, tissues, and organs.”
• Thomas J. Moore, author of the book, “Lifespan,” says: “The essential and ubiquitous element oxygen… is potentially toxic because of its chemical capacity to transform either a block of unpainted iron or a fragile cell membrane. In the 1940s, physicians were puzzled by the damaged eyes found in many premature babies. The eye lenses, they discovered, were being oxidized by excessive concentrations of oxygen provided in the incubators.”
• Carol Orlock in her book, “The End of Aging,” says: “Oxygen takes its reactive toll on all that it touches, burning through delicate cell membranes, injuring tissue, and even damaging DNA. Life needs to marshal defenses against it.”
As demonstrated by these quotes, the situation with oxygen is similar to that with calorie or protein intake — the correct amount -- not more or less. Many researchers until recently believed that one of the causes of an oxygen deficit in cells is insufficient supply of oxygen from air. Inspired air at sea level is typically rich in oxygen, containing a concentration of 21 percent oxygen at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.
Sometimes, however, the oxygen supply is less than adequate; examples are breathing an oxygen-poor mixture from gas tanks and ascent to high altitude, is a quite common way of thinking. In other words, a content of oxygen in air less than 21 percent is considered inadequate. If this is true, then people who were born and live in high altitudes would all suffer from diseases related to oxygen deficit. However, they are very healthy and most of the world's longevity valleys – including Hunza, Vilcabamba, and Abkhasia--are located in high altitudes of 1,500 to 1,800 meters above sea level.
Health problems like asthma arise not from the small content of oxygen in the air, but rather because it cannot be properly delivered to the cells. A CO2 deficit in the body caused by deep breathing and hyperventilation is responsible for that condition, according to the theory of Dr. Buteyko. He conducted numerous respiration tests in the research institute in Novosibirsk, Russia, measuring the contents of gases in inspired, alveolar, and expired air, and in blood. He proved that hyperventilation does not increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and in the cells above the level that is achieved by normal respiration, but rather that it vastly decreases CO2 content in the blood, which leads to respiratory alkalosis and its harmful consequences. The amount of 21 percent oxygen in the air is too large, says Dr. Buteyko; he claims that for our health and vitality, 12-percent oxygen content is the best concentration.
It is clearly evident that respiration is an important process that affects all vital organs and their functioning. With a change in just the breathing pattern, many benefits for health and longevity that cannot be obtained with diet or medicine are possible. Getting breathing patterns under control is definitely a worthwhile activity to pursue. Just as with the intake of food, water, and other life–supports, moderation in O2 consumption and the enhancement of CO2 production is the best way to achieve good health and increase the length and quality of life.
The previous discussion about the role of oxygen and carbon dioxide enables us to arrive at the following two conclusions:
1.Oxygen is necessary for our survival; however, it burns us up slowly yet steadily. Oxygen is our foe; it is a silent killer--not because of free radicals that come with it, but rather because of its own destructive nature.
The formula for a healthy and long life should be “Only a minimal, absolutely necessary amount of oxygen and no more.”
2. Carbon dioxide is our real healer, friend, and helper.
Carbon dioxide is life itself and it helps make us healthy and fit while prolonging our life.
Science has yet to discover its additional healing and probable antioxidant properties. Accumulating it in our body (ensuring the delivery of the needed amounts of oxygen to our cells) to the level that we could do breath-holding for 60 seconds must become our first priority in our goal to become fit and healthy.
Fasting usually begins with taking a laxative tea to clean the digestive tract. To thoroughly clean the bowel, the enemas can be used a few times during the fast. The liquid commonly used for enemas is water or a chamomile tea with some lemon juice, but my favorite liquid is my own urine. The greatest advantage of the urine enema is that our urine is salty. The salt constricts blood and lymph vessels of the intestinal wall and thus the urine doesn’t reenter the blood stream as does the water or tea, contaminated with a diluted fecal matter. Also, it removes the hardened fecal matter from the intestinal wall for much more effective elimination.