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"Polluted air and air of inadequate oxygen content are of little use. Yet the oxygen content of the atmosphere is progressively being reduced, and its carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas content is being rapidly increased. Since the middle of the nineteenth century oxygen has decreased mainly due to the burning of coal; it now dips to 19 percent of total volume over impacted areas and to 12 to 17 percent over major cities. At 6 or 7 percent of total volume, life can no longer be sustained. At the same time the share of greenhouse gases is growing."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"The first bacteria to photosynthesize were anoxygenic; that is, they did not produce oxygen as a by-product of metabolism. Only with the cyanobacteria (and later, the plants) did earth's oxygen atmosphere form. and the sea that covered the remainder of the planet the Panthallassic Ocean—together the site of what would be called the Cambrian Explosion, the introduction of multicellular organisms to the world."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"Every cell uses oxygen and glucose to convert ADP (adenine diphosphate) and phosphoric acid into ATP, a molecule that slow-drips energy to power most cellular processes. ADP and ATP are the equivalent of chemical energy storage tanks. Each molecule hoards a tiny supply of energy deep within its phosphorus-oxygen bond. Increasing the supply of NAD will increase the ratio of ATP to ADP, causing the cellular processes to work harder and faster, fast-forwarding larval development."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"For the previous six months he had needed oxygen therapy twenty-four hours a day. Afterwards, he required oxygen supplementation only while sleeping at night. He continued in this improved state for over 5 years."27 These remarkable lucid dream experiences suggest a hidden dimension to lucid dreaming. The lucid dreamer's intent appears to engage a deep source of transpersonal healing energy with surprising effects. "
- Robert Waggoner, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self (Get the book.)

"Several of the body's routine processes, including cell metabolism and the defense mechanism of inflammation, produce "oxygen radicals"—atoms of oxygen with an extra unpaired electron that make them particularly eager to react with other molecules in ways that can create all kinds of trouble. Free radicals have been implicated in a great many health problems, including cancer and the various problems associated with aging. (Free-radical production rises as you get older.) Antioxidants like vitamin C harmlessly absorb and stabilize these radicals before they can do their mischief."
- Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Get the book.)

"While oxygen is absolutely essential to life, it also has a dark side. As cells go about utilizing oxygen, they inevitably create incompletely burned particles of oxygen known as free radicals. A free radical is an atom that has been robbed of its electron, making it a highly reactive and unstable entity with the ability to cause major damage to our tissues and organs. Free radical activity isn't all bad—a small amount is actually crucial to our well-being."
- Anthony Colpo, The Great Cholesterol Con: Why Everything You've been Told About Cholesterol, Diet and Heart Disease is Wrong (Get the book.)

"The doctor was worried about the degree of clumping found in the patient's blood sample, since when red blood cells clump together, they present less surface area to absorb oxygen from the lungs and distribute it throughout the body An even distribution of red blood cells indicates a healthy ability for oxygen absorption, while clumping indicates decreased oxygen distribution. She found that the patient could alter the degree of clumping of her red blood corpuscles by doing EFT, and that the effect showed up immediately when the samples of live cells were examined under a microscope."
- Dawson Church, The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention (Get the book.)

"He discovered that the water treated by the healers had undergone a fundamental change in the bonding of oxygen and hydrogen in its molecular makeup. The hydrogen bonding between the molecules had lessened in a manner similar to that which occurs in water exposed to magnets.9 A number of other scientists confirmed Grad's findings; Russian research discovered that the hydrogen-oxygen bonds in water molecules undergo distortions in the crystalline microstructure during healing.10 These kinds of changes can occur simply through the act of intention."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"The photosyn-thetic1' cyanobacteria—in older texts, they are called blue-green algae even though they are not algae, and are usually neither blue nor green—had unleashed on the defenseless earth one of the most corrosive substances imaginable: free oxygen. The "anaerobic" bacteria that had, until then, overwhelmingly comprised the planet's population, faced with extinction, were forever consigned to the remaining habitats without free oxygen, such as the ocean floor."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"Antioxidants, Antioxidants, Antioxidants When a squirt of lemon juice helps food stay fresh it is working as an antioxidant, protecting against the harmful effects of oxygen. oxygen harmful? When an oxygen molecule loses an electron, it becomes an unstable molecule called a free radical, which tries to stabilize itself by grabbing another oxygen from any body substance or tissue nearby, causing that molecule in turn to become unstable. Antioxidants are molecules that are able to donate an oxygen molecule to the free radical without becoming destabilized themselves."
- Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Prescription Alternatives, Third Edition: Hundreds of Safe, Natural Prescription-Free Remedies to Restore and Maintain Your Health (Get the book.)

"Here's how it works: Like a fire, the body needs oxygen to burn fuel for energy. The oxygen has to be extracted from the blood. When we are aerobically fit, the heart pumps a lot of oxygen-carrying blood in one heartbeat. It gets the oxygen to the exercising muscles quickly and efficiently. When we are not aerobically fit, the heart has to pump much more often to get the same amount of oxygen to the muscles. This raises the heart rate, as well as produces more wear and tear on the body."
- Bradley J. Willcox, D. Craig Willcox, and Makoto Suzuki, The Okinawa Program : How the World's Longest-Lived People Achieve Everlasting Health (Get the book.)

"But don't rush out to the health food store to buy resveratrol capsules, which are generally worthless because resveratrol is inactivated by exposure to oxygen. The fermentation process that produces wine yields carbon dioxide, which protects the resveratrol from the effects of oxygen. Interestingly, the higher the altitude at which grapes are grown, the more resveratrol they produce to protect against sun damage. In Sardinia, where grapes grow at 4,000 feet above sea level, there are more centenarians per 100,000 people than almost any other culture."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Yet the oxygen content of the atmosphere is progressively being reduced, and its carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas content is being rapidly increased. Since the middle of the nineteenth century oxygen has decreased mainly due to the burning of coal; it now dips to 19 percent of total volume over impacted areas and to 12 to 17 percent over major cities. At 6 or 7 percent of total volume, life can no longer be sustained. At the same time the share of greenhouse gases is growing."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Alcohol interacts with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, blocking the brain's oxygen sensors. This process cuts oxygen intake and complicates sleep conditions relating to sleep apnea. Alcohol is also high in sugar, which, as you know, is detrimental to those who are Spent. If the notion of starting your day without coffee or ending it without a glass of wine seems unthinkable, I have a plan that should help even the most addicted caffeine addicts slowly taper their intake and those who like to drink ease off alcohol."
- Frank Lipman, Mollie Doyle, Spent: Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Feel Great Again (Get the book.)

"Together, clots had cut off 50 percent of the oxygen flow to Jan's lungs. The state of anaerobia indeed. It was a wonder Jan was still alive. The ER physician on call later explained to Jan and David that the area above Jan's diaphragm that had appeared tinted in that first Missoula X-ray had been, no doubt, the first lung tissue to be injured. The red line on Jan's arm hadn't progressed, so clearly the clots weren't originating from there."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"He focused his practice on catheterization, an invasive procedure that involves snaking a thin catheter, or tube, up through a major blood vessel in the groin into the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen. Moon also performed balloon angioplasties, threading a tiny balloon up a wire inside the catheter. When the balloon was inflated, it could smash a clot against the arterial wall, allowing blood to flow freely once again. By the 1990s, cardiologists were also employing stents, tiny mesh tubes that could prop open a blockage inside a coronary artery."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"The father suspected a clot had broken free and gone to her lungs, depriving her of oxygen. He was wrong. The intensive care specialist ordered all of the woman's intravenous bags taken down and replaced with new ones. He then gave her a dose of dextrose, a kind of sugar, which revived her. It turned out one of her IV bags had contained insulin, not heparin, the anticoagulant she was supposed to be getting. The insulin had caused her blood sugar to crash to such a low level that she was on the verge of suffering brain damage."

- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Most biologists still view the cell as a bag of liquid enclosed in a semipermeable membrane that has tiny pumps that control what gets through the membrane and into the cell, such as oxygen and nutrients, but Ling has shown that cells cannot possibly work according to the membrane-pump theory. We won't go into the reasons why here, for the explanations are complex. However, as one example, experiments with frog muscle cells proved that to move important ions, such as sodium, in and out of cells via a channel-pump process, cells would need 15 to 30 times more energy than is available to them."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"If your intensity level is too high and oxygen demands cannot be met through respiration, your body reacts by switching to anaerobic mode (without oxygen) and instead uses stored glycogen for energy instead of body fat." The easiest way to track your intensity level is to exercise at approximately 65 to 75 percent of your maximum intensity. This can be easily calculated with this formula. Subtract your age from 220. In my case, since I am 46 years old, the formula would be (220 - 46 = 174). Theoretically that means my maximum heart rate is 174 beats per minute."
- Craig Pepin-Donat, The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie (Get the book.)

"The ambulance arrived, and seeing a basically dead person who was hooked up to oxygen and who probably hadn't been breathing for at least fifteen minutes, they intubated her and must have done cardiac resuscitation and took her off to the emergency room." Being intubated meant that one end of a slender tube had been slipped past her vocal cords into her trachea so that the other end could be hooked up to a ventilator, the last thing Jean would have wanted. "She had spent more time on advance directives than anyone I've ever known," says McAndrew. "
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for poor oxygen metabolism in the brain, or hypoxia, a condition that sometimes occurs in people who smoke. Oxytocin is a natural hormone that can be administered as a medication. It is known to stimulate feelings of attachment and bonding, and is naturally secreted at high levels by women's bodies during and shortly after birth. In recent years it has occasionally been applied to autistic children. This application is still in its early stages, but the results have generally been promising."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"Eight hours later Jan Pankey lay prone on a gurney inside the Albuquerque Regional Medical Center ER in severe pain, breathing through an oxygen mask while a technician performed a scan of her chest. Jan watched from across the X-ray room as the picture of her lungs began to register on the machine. She didn't have her glasses on, but even so she could see the clots as they appeared on the scan. The technician stared at the screen in stunned silence, then turned to Jan and said, "Honey, I don't think you're going anywhere tonight." The X-ray was startling."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are substances that contain carbon and different proportions of other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, bromine, sulfur, or nitrogen. Because VOCs become gases at room temperature, they're easily absorbed into our bodies. Perhaps the most famous example of a VOC, formaldehyde, has been banned in urea foam insulation, but formaldehyde is still used in many other consumer products, including paint-related products, household cleaners, vinyl flooring, adhesives, sealants, wall coverings, particleboard, and other renovation materials."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Phenol can also interfere with the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and cause bronchitis to develop. Higher exposures can cause a buildup of fluid in the lungs, which can lead to pulmonary edema. Internal consumption of large quantities can lead to circulatory collapse, convulsions, cold sweats, coma, and death. Safe Alternatives All over the country, safe, effective natural alternatives to conventional household cleaning products are becoming more available every day. As more and more of us clean up our lives, green alternatives will be even easier to find—and cheaper, too."

- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Adrenaline increases our heart rate and sends more blood into our muscles and added oxygen to our brains to keep us quick on our feet and help focus our attention on the crisis at hand. The hypothalamus also sends a signal to the pituitary gland in the brain, which triggers the adrenal gland to flush the body with the stress hormone Cortisol."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Gram-negative bacteria do not require oxygen to survive (anaerobic bacteria) and are not as sensitive to penicillin. Penicillin is still useful against many strep and staph infections that cause sore throat, skin infections, and some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. The most common Streptococcus infection is strep throat. In spite of the fact that only 10% of those complaining of a sore throat who visit a doctor actually have a Streptococcus infection, 75% walk out the door with a prescription for an antibiotic."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

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