Oxygen Orchard is eager to share this important equation with individuals interested in promoting their own wellness and outlook for personal health. It is a simple equation with complex consequences that govern the human metabolism and the way we nourish ourselves.
The equation for life and health is:
Food + Oxygen = Energy
When you eat a few bites of food, your digestive system immediately goes to work to extract the molecules of nutrition that your body will use. Most of us eat more than we need to. We as humans need but a tiny fraction of what we ingest. The right kind of food is our goal, but the constant flow of diet/nutrition data overwhelms us as consumers. The FOOD component of the equation for life and health is well documented.
There have been two very important studies using rats. These studies are commonly referred to as the “restricted calorie” diet studies. In both cases, the rats that were given a very small amount of nutrient-laden food ALWAYS remained young, with healthy skin and hair and they lived longer than the rats who ate more calories. Every single health marker was youthful and vibrant. There were no exceptions.
The take-away: Less food means there is more available oxygen to maintain cell health and fight aging.
Lessons from the Biosphere
But most of us couldn’t live with such a restricted calorie for long. A two-year experiment known as Biosphere 2 involved eight scientists who lived in a large enclosed, multi-environment structure. The story of the Biosphere 2 experiment is a captivating adventure.
Everything they would need to grow their own crops, grow their own livestock and to survive was carefully studied, planned and implemented before the Bioshpere dome was sealed.
Unexpected swings of gas volumes in the air and lack of adequate sunshine affected the crops and the livestock supplies. By necessity, the scientists were forced to live the restricted calorie diet.
Upon their exit from the Biosphere dome September 26, 1993, thorough medical examinations revealed, as with the restricted calorie rat, all vital signs, blood work and immune system function were in excellent condition – far better than when they went in. It was found that the restricted calorie diet caused their metabolism to become more efficient in extracting the nutrients from what they ate.