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Why To Not Enter Eating Contests

A 41 year old man died after winning a taco-eating contest in Fresno, California. He had a strategy, but the Jumbotron screen went dark, as Dana Andrew Hutchings began to choke. Emergency medical personnel attempted to clear his airways, but Mr. Hutchings passed away about 30 minutes later.

The day was hot. He was diabetic.

At our local burger joint, photos on the Wall of Fame are next to photos on the Wall of Shame. Those who are able to successfully eat the 4-pound “Monster Burger” in 30 minutes go on the Fame wall, and well, those who can’t …

I couldn’t watch a young man trying to accomplish this feat. I expected an eruption of vomitus any minute as he looked more and more uncomfortable.

The human body is uniquely designed to survive. When too much food is ingested, the body’s response is to empty the stomach in any way possible.

Why? It’s all about oxygen, of course. Digestion requires an enormous amount of oxygen – even more than the next biggest user, the brain. Processing food to create the energy necessary for life is a huge task.

When there is too much food and not enough oxygen to process that food, vomit happens. Sadly for Mr. Hutchings, the heat and the organic burden of tacos affected his oxygen levels and his automatic response was faulty. May he rest in peace.

SUNSCREEN: More Harm than Good?

Today, FDA researchers released results from a small clinical study which is also being published in JAMA. Suncreens not only have never been tested by the FDA but this small study proves that chemicals DO seep into the blood stream.

Are these chemicals harmful? Do they affect the immune system or hormone productions? No one knows for sure. But the toxic levels of chemicals found IN ALL 24 SUBJECTS indicates that further testing is required.

Why seek supplemental oxygen? More organics in the bloodstream for the body to metabolize means more oxygen is required. Another way to look at the equation is that more organics in the bloodstream means that less oxygen is available to vital organs and to the immune function of each cell.

Ready for a healthy relationship? The Big Pitcher should be on every kitchen countertop!

Jack Dorsey’s smart habits

“Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussed his lifestyle habits in a recent podcast interview, in which the billionaire divulged subjecting himself to starting every morning with an ice bath, eating one meal per day, and fasting on weekends.”

This may seem extremely odd, and most comments I’ve read reflect the opinion that well, Jack Dorsey may be a little off in the head to subject himself to such self-flagellation.

But wait. The results he describes are exactly what happens when the human body is A) cool vs hot, and B) relieved of the organic burden of too much food.

The amount of available oxygen in the body is limited, and it behaves very specifically. It prefers cool, or even cold, to warm or hot. And, SURPRISE!, We can all survive quite nicely eating one meal per day.

So, more oxygen does the work to make our brains sharper and our organs perform better and longer.

Make no mistake — we’re not advising anyone to do this, exactly. When he tires of this routine, Mr. Dorsey can go soak in the hot springs on Deception Island or partake of rich meals on his yacht in the Greek Isles. But something to think about in our own lifestyle choices.

Oxyology: the study of oxygen

I’ve been studying oxygen for over 30 years and recently wondered what that study is called. Wikipedia offers an extensive list of –ology words. There you can find hundreds upon hundreds of them, from the study of cactus prickles to the study of angels to the study of every human and social condition imaginable.

Except for one — the study of oxygen. During my research journey, I’m always surprised at how little evidence I see of other oxygen research. Modern medicine, I believe, recognizes oxygen as a most critical part of life, but as a whole, they don’t seem too concerned about how it actually works in the body.

Today, if you google OXYOLOGY, you won’t find much – give me a few weeks and I’ll be posting on my new domain name, OXYOLOGY.COM! Welcome to the future!

BEWARE OF LONG-TERM ASPIRIN USE

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 low-dosage aspirin is thought to improve blood flow. Serious pharma drugs do the same thing: Warfarin, Eliquis, Pradaxa, Savaysa, Xarelto.. (Hey, isn’t Savaysa the word for “beer” in Spanish??)

Healthy blood flow is essential to health – blood delivers oxygen and nutrients, while removing waste from tissue. Being hydrated helps blood flow, certainly. But minor studies also indicate that drinking water that is rich in oxygen also helps avoid agglutination – or sticky blood cells. Ditch the aspirin and drink the best drink you can drink today – oxygen infused water! OLÉ !

Simple Yet Complicated

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 plenty of references to laws of physics that govern this phenomenon. Lee and Teri Mathis decided to use the science for improving oxygen balance in the body.

They were their own guinea pigs, drinking the water for a couple of years before they exploded onto the health product scene in 2003! They began to notice more energy and fewer colds. They noticed that their pets were experiencing healthier , longer lives. They noticed that they drank far more water than ever before and that the water tasted really refreshing.

This simple, safe way to get more oxygen is changing peoples’ lives in very complicated ways. Let it change yours.

THE ONE DIET BOOK THAT “GETS IT”

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= Energy. The world is obsessed with the Food part of the equation but not so much the Oxygen component. Understanding the relationship of the food you eat and oxygen consumption is vital.

Of course the Food we speak of covers way more than just food – drinks, vitamin supplements, medications, even pollutants in the air you breathe and stress related hormones – ALL organics must be metabolized and excreted.

All that metabolizin’ going on often requires more oxygen than is naturally available to an average person. So, supplemental oxygen appears to be key in weight control – and more.

Cheers!

Teri

The Abject Failure of Diet Books

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 again – notice OXYGEN is as important as FOOD. Doesn’t it make sense that if you introduce more oxygen to your cells, then more fuel will be burned for more energy?

I only had time to review 81 diet books, and only ONE mentioned the word “oxygen”. I’ll review that book in another blog – it is an EXCELLENT resource for dieters or just those who wish to eat healthy. If you know WHY you should make certain choices, losing or maintaining weight will be much easier and WAY more successful!

The Big Pitcher abides!

Oxygen and Heat-Related Illness

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 oxygen is reduced. The theory that heat-related illness is due more to oxygen deficit than dehydration could be life-saving, if proven to be accurate.

Does Tom Brady Drink Oxygen-Infused Water?

We know that his workout regimen is killer, but effective. We know that his diet is maniacly controlled. And lately we’ve learned that he drinks a LOT of water – enough to cause serious health problems in lesser people.

But, what if Tom Brady drinks OXYGEN INFUSED water? Like the Williams sisters did. “It’s the water my daughters, Serena and Venus, rely on during their training,” Richard Williams said. “`It offers them the oxygen they need while on the court …”

What if Tom Brady’s phenominal athletic success, and Venus’ and Serena’s, is , partially at least, the result of supplemental oxygen from drinking oxygen-infused water?