December 7th, 2018

A total of 19,114 persons with a median age of 74 years were enrolled in a study, reported in the September 16, 2018 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

9525 were randomly assigned to receive aspirin and 9589 to receive placebo. The rate of major hemorrhage was higher in the aspirin group than in the placebo group. The study concluded that aspirin use in healthy elderly persons did not prolong disability-free survival over a period of 5 years.

The take away? Daily use of…

READ ARTICLE

October 15th, 2018

Oxygen Orchard’s premier product, for now at least, is The Big Pitcher. Born when it was discovered that the well water used by the inventors had zero dissolved oxygen, it has become iconic in health circles.

The Big Pitcher pushes the air we breathe, which is about 21% oxygen through the water column in the Pitcher. As the bubbles rise, they release O2 into the water and the oxygen becomes part of the water itself.

If you Google ‘gases dissolving into liquids’, you’ll find…

READ ARTICLE

August 16th, 2018

Why Calories Count, written by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim, is one you should have on your bookshelf. Whether you are concerned about your own health or the global epidemic of obesity, this sciency book is a meaty one to own and to read.
It’s also the ONLY one of the 81 books I reviewed at our local library recently that mentioned things like ‘oxygen consumption’, ‘oxidation’ and ‘oxygen uptake experiment’ in the index.
Remember this metabolism FACT of life: Food + Oxygen=…

READ ARTICLE

July 30th, 2018

I recently visited our local library to review indices of diet books. I was looking for the word “oxygen” in each index.

During my years of oxygen research, the concept I see again and again is “FOOD + OXYGEN = ENERGY”.

What this means is that the FOOD we ingest is converted into fuel for our cells. If there is too much fuel, we gain weight. So, how can we be sure to utilize more fuel to achieve more energy and NOT have that excess fuel be stored as fat?

Look at the equation…

READ ARTICLE

July 6th, 2018

Heat-related illness and deaths remain a hot-weather tragedy. The newly-named organization, Oxygen Research Institute (ORI), will begin a data mining task that might prove helpful.

First responders and EMTs are often the initial contact with those suffering from the heat. Do they monitor the blood-oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter? If so, what are those numbers?

Oxygen in liquids is pushed out of saturation by heat. Our bodies are 60% water and if overheated, it’s a fact that…

READ ARTICLE