How Important is Oxygen?
Oxygen is the key to health and weight loss!
aerobic: increasing the efficiency of oxygen intake by the body -Webster Dictionary
Research continues to prove that increased oxygen consumption promotes overall health and increases metabolism resulting in burning extra fat stores. A common misconception is that the only way to increase oxygen consumption is to pound your body and work up a heavy sweat.
Check out what the experts are saying:
"Deep breathing techniques which increase oxygen to the cell are the most important factors in living a disease free and energetic life. . . . Remember. Where cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not, cannot occur."
--Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology, Nobel Prize Winner (Dr. Warburg is the only person to ever win the Nobel Prize twice in medicine and he was nominated for a third.)
"According to scientists, extra oxygen along with a cleansing diet can return balance to the body."
--Elizabeth Baker, The Unmedical Miracle: Oxygen. Drelwood Communications, p.80.
"Breathing correctly is the key to better fitness, muscle strength, stamina, and athletic endurance."
--Dr. Michael Yessis, Phd., President Sports Training Institute, Fitness Writer - Muscle and Fitness Magazine
"Oxygenation through deep breathing boosts the immune system and can rid the body of chronic illnesses."
--Dr. Sheldon Hendler, MD, Medical Researcher Cell Oxygenation, Author "The Oxygen Breakthrough"
"When you breathe and take in oxygen, the fat molecules are combined with the additional oxygen atoms causing oxidation. The products are carbon dioxide and water."
--A. Carlson, et.al. The Machinery of the Body, University of Chicago Press, p. 361
"When the body is totally deprived of food, the metabolism slows and life can be sustained for several weeks. However, when the body is totally deprived of oxygen, metabolism comes to a halt immediately and life can only be sustained for a few minutes. Does it not make common sense that the way we breathe day-to-day has the most dramatic effect on our body's health and metabolism than any other single process?"
--Jill R. Johnson, Author "The Oxycise! System"
"All body functions are breathing related. Proper oxygen delivery to all parts of your body is crucial to health and well-being. Aerobic exercise increases the body’s available oxygen and therefore promotes wellness. Delivering oxygen to the body is the responsibility of the respiratory system. Breathing is the process by which air enters the bloodstream, via the lungs. Thus, proper breathing, and correcting common breathing disorders, is the ultimate form of aerobics."
--Dr. Robert Fried, Breath Connection, Insight Books, 1990, p. 52
"Oxygen tension in tissues enhances the action of some antibiotics — notably amino-glycosides — and the immune system, and stimulates cellular metabolism."
--Linda Collison, Hyperbarics: when pressuring patients helps, Health Index
"Deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the cleansing of the lymph system by creating a vacuum effect which pulls the lymph through the bloodstream. This increases the rate of toxic elimination by as much as 15 times the normal rate."
--Dr. J.W. Shields, MD, Lymph, lymph glands, and homeostasis. Lymphology, v25, n4, Dec. 1992, p. 147
"Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the immune system. We can look at oxygen deficiency as the single greatest cause of all diseases."
--Stephen Levine, a respected molecular biologist and geneticist, and Dr. Paris M. Kidd, Ph.D., Antioxidant Adaptation
"The molecules of fats are made up of atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. When those molecules are combined with additional oxygen atoms (oxidation) the products are carbon dioxide (made up of atoms of oxygen and carbon) and water (made up of atoms of oxygen and hydrogen.)"
--Isaac Asimov, On the Human Body, Bonanza Books, p. 246
"Oxidation of fat. — Fats, especially as fatty acids, are burned to carbon dioxide and water. Through this combustion, energy crucial to cellular work is released from the cleaved bonds, which before oxidation held tightly together the atoms of the fat molecule. The general reaction indicating combustion of fat is:
Fat + O2 CO2 + H20 + Energy
As in all cellular combustion, oxidative enzymes are required as catalysts in this process.
"One of the most fascinating advances of recent years in the field of body metabolism has been the detailed description of the intricate, stepwise mechanism by which long chain fatty acid molecules are successively reduced to smaller units. These small, two-carbon products which breakdown from much longer fatty acid chains are eventually oxidized to carbon dioxide and water by the same important chemical route which oxidizes the products of carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism."
--A. Carlson, et. al. The Machinery of the Body, University of Chicago Press, p. 361
"Carbon dioxide is the most abundant of all the end-products of metabolism."
--Arthur C. Guyton, M.D., Textbook of Medical Physiology, W.B. Saunders Company, p. 4