OXYGEN AND LIFE
Oxygen is our requirement on moment to moment basis. We can’t live without it even for a few minutes. We are not so aware that In-taking less oxygen every breath is directly associated to the health issues.
WE TAKE LESS OF OXYGEN BY BREATH
As per the common beliefs, oxygen concentrations in and around major cities is as much as 30% below normal (1).
So it might be possible that people living in cities breathing less oxygen. In addition most people have developed poor breathing habits, thus further restricting oxygen intake. The
resulting oxygen deficiency is having a negative effect on our health and our overall performance. Oxygen deprivation can be associated with many kinds of chronic diseases, including cancer (2).
Most people use less of their lung capacity to breath. We may call it shallow breathing. We take breath just to exist. It is remarkable that we are all using a very limited portion of our potential in areas such as lungs, brain etc.
Almost seventy percent of elimination from our body is through breathing(3). When we allow our bodies to accumulate toxins we are inviting illness and disease.
OXYGEN AND YOUR DIET
Our sedentary life style and eating habit is also responsible for oxygen deficiency.
Junk and highly cooked foods deplete oxygen stores from the body (4). They may
be called unhealthy foods as they use up more oxygen then they give off.
Processed sugar, white flour, hamburgers, French fries and pizza and many others,
are major oxygen users. To maintain a good health you need to leave the habit to eat junk food which absorbs your oxygen from your body. Healthy fresh and oxygenated foods are the best option for a good health.
OXYGEN AND IMMUNE SYSTEM
Oxygen provides life and energy to every cell. When there is insufficient oxygen to support a healthy cell, the cell turns to another source of energy. It upsets the metabolism and causes the manufacture of improper chemicals. Soon the cells become unhealthy and lose their natural immunity. They are open to invasion by viruses, bacteria and various other health problems such as cancers, seizures, nerve deterioration, and many more.
Oxygen is not only a life giver it is also a killer of harmful anaerobic infectious bacteria.
These bacteria cannot grow or survive where there are high levels of oxygen. Oxygen kills the harmful bacteria without destroying the aerobic or beneficial bacteria, which are essential for good health. Our modern sedentary life-styles prevent most of us from processing enough oxygen, resulting in a bloodstream depleted of oxygen. Poor eating and
drinking habits, air pollution and lack of exercise deprive the cells of oxygen and weaken the immune system. Hyp oxia (lack of oxygen in tissues) can lead to a number of degenerative illnesses, such as circulatory problems, digestive disorders etc.