In non-organic chemistry (that chemistry not involving carbon based molecules) there are only two basic types of chemical reactions: oxidation and reduction. An oxidation reaction removes negative charge by removing electrons. A reduction reaction adds negative charge by adding electrons. Whether a reaction is reductive or oxidative depends on one’s point of view.
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For example, when iron and oxygen react together iron is the reducing agent and oxygen is the oxidizing agent. So if you are studying iron the reaction is an oxidation reaction (electrons have been removed by the oxygen). If you are studying oxygen the reaction is a reduction reaction (electron have been added by the iron). In reality this is a reduction/oxidation, or redox reaction.

Iron + Oxygen (with electrons to contribute) = Iron reacted with to Oxygen (electrons contributed to Iron)

This reaction can also be expressed in chemical shorthand as the following:

5Fe++ + 302 + 2H20 = Fe304 + 2Fe(OH)2

Iron reacted with oxygen is known as rust and Iron is changed into something entirely different through this redox reaction with oxygen. Iron is an Industrially useful substance. From iron steel can be made. No one has yet found a decent use for rust.

This demonstrates the power of oxygen. Oxygen has the ability to take electrons from other atoms thus combining with these other atoms forming a compound. Oxygen can have this action on many different elements and molecules. (Molecules are made from more than one atom.) Anywhere oxygen comes into contact with an atom or molecule which has electrons to contribute (that is they are not tightly bound in the atom or molecule) oxygen will strip out those available electrons and transform that atom or molecule into a compound called an oxide.

This fact is the foundation of bio-oxidative medicine. Bio-oxidative medicine is the addition of oxygen directly to the tissues of the body in the form of singlet oxygen (one lone oxygen atom), which is in a highly reactive state.

In living systems oxygen (as O2) is transported by hemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells. This is a highly efficient way of conducting oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body and insuring that it does not react with anything-along the way. Because it is bound by hemoglobin it is unable to react to anything else until it is released by the hemoglobin (which then picks up carbon dioxide and transports it to the lungs).

In bio-oxidative medicine oxygen is introduced directly into the body as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or as ozone (O). Although ozone is used safely and with great benefit throughout Europe and in many other parts of the world, the medical establishment in the United States refuses to recognize it as a valid therapy and actively persecutes doctors who use it. Fortunately, hydrogen peroxide is not treated in this way, even though it is an equally powerful oxidative approach as ozone.

The chemical reaction looks like this:

H2O2-> H20 + O

This is chemical shorthand to indicate that in the body hydrogen peroxide is converted to water and singlet oxygen. This singlet oxygen located at the end of this reaction is a powerful oxidizing agent it is the active agent in hydrogen peroxide therapy.

Hydrogen peroxide is infused into the circulatory system through a vein in the arm. It drips in over a 90-minute period. 2.5 cc of pharmaceutical grade 3% hydrogen peroxide are put in 250 cc of 5% dextrose in water as a carrier solution. Two grams of magnesium chloride is added to prevent vein sclerosis.

In the blood it encounters two enzymes: catalase and cytochrome-C. Catalase drives the above reaction to completion immediately. That part of the hydrogen peroxide, which binds with cytochrome-C however, is not allowed to become water and singlet oxygen for a period of 40 minutes. After forty minutes of being bound to cytochrome-C this enzyme begins to act like catalase and breaks down the hydrogen peroxide to water and singlet oxygen. By this time the hydrogen peroxide/cytochrome-C complex has been spread throughout the body. In this way the benefits of hydrogen peroxide are made available to all the cells of the body.

The effect of singlet oxygen in the human body is two-fold. It kills, or severely inhibits the growth of, anaerobic organisms (bacteria and viruses which use carbon dioxide for fuel and leave oxygen as a by-product). This action is immediate, on contact with the anaerobic organism. Anaerobic bacteria are pathogens, the organisms that cause disease. All viruses are anaerobic.

Aerobic bacteria (those which bum oxygen for fuel and leave carbon dioxide as a by-product – as humans do) found in the human intestine are friendly bacteria, which aid in digestion. These organisms thrive In the presence of hydrogen peroxide.

The second effect of hydrogen peroxide is that it provides singlet oxygen, which in turn transforms biological waste products and industrial toxins into inert substances by oxidizing them. This makes them easy to handle for the kidneys and liver. It doubles the rate of enzymatic metabolism in the mitochondria within each cell thus enabling the body to cleanse itself of toxins and still have plenty of energy to handle the business of firing from moment to moment This increase in metabolism probably accounts for some of the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral effects of hydrogen peroxide.

The fact is hydrogen peroxide is a part of normal metabolism. Your body produces it constantly. There are units in certain white blood cells called peroxisomes, which produce H2O2. These white cells then engulf bacteria, which cause disease and mix them together with these peroxisomes. They both then disappear as the singlet oxygen from H2O2 destroys the bacteria or virus. This happens naturally, without any help from outside sources of hydrogen peroxide.

When an infective disease becomes obvious to the person who has the infection the hydrogen peroxide defense mechanism has already been overwhelmed by the number of viruses or bacteria involved and the immune system is into its secondary line of defense; the tedious process of analyzing the invading organism and making antibiotics which deal specifically with that organism. The invention of man-made antibiotics, beginning in the 1920s was a revolution in science. However as a strategy for fighting infection it is clearly second best, as the body itself demonstrates. When the body is challenged with an infection it first turns to hydrogen peroxide. Only when this fails does it turn to antibiotic production.

Therefore, conditions which can be treated with H202 are those conditions which can be treated with antibiotics, but without the serious toxicity often associated with laboratory produced synthetic antibiotics. Some of these conditions are candidiasis (yeast), viral infections, influenza, the common cold, sinus infection, Epstein-Barr, and gangrene.

Hydrogen peroxide has also been found to dissolve cholesterol and calcium deposits associated with atherosclerosis. Therefore it is a good treatment for vascular disorders. This can result in lessening or disappearance of angina, leg pain, and transient ischemic attacks to the brain, which causes dizziness. It can also help reverse some of the damage left over by a stroke if treatment is instituted early enough.

Research in the 1960s at Baylor University showed conclusively that intra-arterial hydrogen peroxide dissolved plaque in large arteries. This makes H2O2 a wonderful complement to EDTA in the treatment of vascular disease as EDTA has been shown to clear small vessels and create collateral circulation around large vessel blockages. This combination is called Chelox Therapy.

It also clears the lungs in cases of emphysema by producing oxygen bubbles in the alveoli (tiny air sacs in the lungs) and literally lifting the mucus deposits out so they can be coughed out.

Hydrogen peroxide has a remarkable clearing effect on the skin. After only a few intravenous treatments the skin takes on a translucent clarity usually seen only in children. In addition hydrogen peroxide benefits asthma, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, degenerative spinal disc disease, and high blood pressure. It is particularly effective with asthma, arthritis, and back disorders.

All of these illnesses have a component of toxicity from accumulated pesticides, preservatives, and organic industrial pollutants. Often the clearing of these toxins is enough to allow the body to heal, or at least partially repair, itself. Obviously where there is anatomic change such as in disc disease, this anatomic change will not be altered. However what the person with disc disease, arthritis, and other such illnesses is interested in is the disappearance of pain and the return of function. This is often possible with hydrogen peroxide.

Some doctors believe that aids and cancer can be helped and perhaps cured in some cases with hydrogen peroxide. The theory which explains benefits enjoyed by people with these conditions is that the cancer cell and the aids virus are both anaerobic and do not do well when exposed to singlet oxygen supplied by the hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen reaction.

Much more research needs to be done in this area. Claims of cure should not be made unless they can be rigorously substantiated with cause and effect proven beyond any reasonable doubt At the present time we can only say that the oxidative therapies are valuable, arresting disease processes, but not necessarily curative.

Who will make use of hydrogen peroxide and who will write it off as a hoax and pay for far more expensive, less effective, perhaps even damaging therapies? I saw a bumper sticker on a car at my son’s school a few days ago which said ‘DO YOU THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE? TRY IGNORANCE. People who will benefit from any of the therapies which are simple, effective, and yet downplayed by the medical establishment, are those people who have taken the time to educate themselves.

Those who refuse to educate themselves, never read, never try anything out of the mainstream of thought, and insist on thoughtlessly following the ‘expert’s advise’ will pay through the nose for therapies which drain their resources and deliver half-baked results. It may be that there is a segment of the population, which is capable of nothing more. God bless those folks. Here is this doctors advice: think for yourself.

If hydrogen peroxide is so effective why isn’t d made use of in ‘modern’ medicine. The reason is simple. Hydrogen peroxide cannot be patented. It is present in the ocean, it is present in rainwater, it is present in vegetables, it is present in every cell of your body right now. It must be classified as a food because it is part of all fresh food of plant origin. Because it is produced in the human body, it is undeniably safe. The FDA would be laughed out of town it they claimed H2O2 to be unsafe. Since it is a food and cannot be patented there is no big profit to be made on it.

So how does hydrogen peroxide work? How can something so simple and so common as H202 be responsible for the outlandish claims made for it and the outrageous results reported by people suffering from such diverse disorders.

There has been much written about the possible benefits of shark cartilage in the treatment of cancer recently. The reasoning goes that because sharks do not get cancer they must have a secret, which may be contained in their cartilage. It is conveniently overlooked that whales don’t get cancer, dolphins don’t get cancer, starfish don’t get cancer, and octopi don’t get cancer. In fact, none of the creatures of the sea (except those living in polluted water) get cancer. There may be something to shark cartilage. Sharks can live in polluted water and are still cancer resistant. The most common denominator is that all these creatures swim in sea water which is rich In H2O2.

Were it not for industrial pollutants, herbicides, pesticides, and food additives we might be able to add ‘and human beings do not get cancer.’ However, even if we stopped polluting the environment and ourselves right now we would still have environmental contaminants in our air and food chains for hundreds of years, so the diseases caused by these things are likely to be around for hundreds of years at least The task now is to see if we can find some means of treatment and protection from this disaster until we can finally clean up our planet.

The most fundamental feature of a cancer cell is that it is relatively anaerobic. It needs 60% less oxygen than a normal healthy cell. It does very poorly in the presence of excess oxygen. All of this points toward the oxidative therapies as a decent treatment for cancer and a decent preventative measure as well. Apparently cancer is the cell’s attempt to survive under conditions of a low supply of oxygen. If your cells are well oxygenated they have no reason to transform into cancer cells. It may be that the way toxins promote cancer is by interfering with the use of oxygen by the cell.

Most diseases we assume inherent to being human are In fact results of the polluted chemical soup we all five in during this modem industrial age. Anything, which allows the body to cleanse itself of these toxins, will deliver you to the pristine condition of health you were meant to enjoy. Fasting will help, a pure diet of plant origin will help, vitamin supplementation will help, EDTA will help, intestinal cleanse programs and colon therapy will help, and so will hydrogen peroxide. Any of these approaches will help cleanse your body of toxins such as pesticides and preservatives, which are laced into the food you buy off the grocery store shelf.

When toxins are released from the cells of the body they must cross the space between those cells and the outside. Ultimately they exit the body through the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, and the pores of the skin. Detoxification is a cure, which feels temporarily worse than the disease. It may be accompanied by headache, fatigue, grouchiness, insomnia, and body pains for days or even, in very diseased states, weeks. Hydrogen peroxide is no exception. Be prepared for these kinds of results on your trip to a clear state of health.

People have been traveling to the baths at Lourdes, in southwest France at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains since 1858 when a girl is said to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary there. The waters at the baths in Lourdes are believed by many people to have miracle healing powers. Perhaps it is no coincidence that these waters are loaded with, you guessed it, hydrogen peroxide. People go there and bath in the water and drink the water.

How does one take hydrogen peroxide? You can go to Lourdes or you can go to the a good organic grocery store and buy a bottle of food grade (35%) hydrogen peroxide, dilute it and drink it, or bath in it. If you go to Lourdes be prepared to shell out thousands of dollars. If you go to the grocery store be prepared to pay a few dollars. Be sure to dilute it because the 35% solution will cause burning of the skin on application or internal damage if you try to drink it.

If you take it orally you should dilute it approximately 10 drops in an eight ounce glass of water two or three times each day on an empty stomach (three hours after your last meal). If you take ft with food in your stomach the hydrogen peroxide will read with the food and you will not get the benefit from it Even if you take it on an empty stomach it reacts to the cells of the stomach wall as well as whatever food fragments are still present and you receive not only hydrogen peroxide into your circulation but also oxidation products of H2O2 + sluffed off cells from the lining of your stomach and miscellaneous food.

Because of these considerations I cannot, and I do not, recommend that you take H2O2 by mouth. I believe intravenous H10, to be far superior to the oral route of administration. However because people do report good results with the oral route I cannot recommend that you absolutely do not take it by mouth. This is a gray area.

To benefit your body the H2O2 must reach your circulation where it can be broken down by catalase and bound by cytochrome-C for distribution throughout your body in the following 40 minutes. You should not eat anything for at least 20 minutes after taking the H2O2.

You will notice that hydrogen peroxide, even in this very dilute state, tastes terrible. It makes many people nauseated. You may be able to mask this effect by taking it will fresh lemon or berry juice or with aloe vera juice.

You can also bath in hydrogen peroxide by putting a pint in your bath water. Be sure to stir it up well before getting in to avoid burning your skin. Many people with arthritis swear by this treatment.

If you are confronting a serious illness, or if oral and topical application is not getting the job done, then you can turn to intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide. Intravenous H2O2 is far more powerful than the oral ingestion or topical application. For this form of treatment you must find a physician who is familiar with the proper preparation of pharmaceutical grade H2O2 in a bottle of sterile, isotonic intravenous fluid.

The infusion lasts 90 minutes. You will notice a warm feeling during treatment but not much more. The main effect of hydrogen peroxide infusions is that you regain your health. Treatments are one to three times per week, occasionally five times per week for an acute illness, and just as with chelation therapy with EDTA the number of treatments depends on the nature of the illness you are dealing with. From 10 to 50 treatments will get the job done in most cases and you should be able to maintain on oral hydrogen peroxide or the occasional intravenous infusion after that.

As I alluded to above there is an exciting new development in the treatment of vascular disease called Chelox Therapy with involves the combination of treatment with EDTA and H202 not in the same infusion or even on the same day for that matter, but separated by several days. These two therapies work in different ways and cross-react. The combination of these two therapies, given correctly, has been found to be more powerful than either one used alone.
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Many fine doctors offer hydrogen peroxide therapy in the U. S. and Canada. However most of the alterative approaches in medicine have a particular champion who assumes the responsibility to spread the information to other doctors. The late Dr. Charles Farr, M. D. of Oklahoma was such a champion for hydrogen peroxide therapy. He established the International Bio-oxidative Medicine Society. If you want to locate a doctor who offers hydrogen peroxide therapy write for a referral to:

The International Bio-oxidative Medicine Society P. 0. Box 891954 Oklahoma City, OK 731


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  1. Sounds highly interesting for a number of my diseases such as Osteo and high blood pressure. I’d love to try intravenous to lower blood pressure as I’m so sensitive to all blood pressure meds and they still want to ruin my life with more meds I’m sensitive too.


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