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"Mention climate change and everyone thinks of CO2 increasing in the atmosphere... Within the past several years, however, scientists have found that oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere has been dropping in stations around the world, and at higher rates than just the amount that goes into the increase of CO2; some 2 to 4-times as much, and accelerating since 2002-2003. Simultaneously, oxygen levels in the world’s oceans have also been falling." Cherry-picked from the Science in Society Archives (O2 Dropping Faster than CO2 Rising)
"Particulate matter pollution is an environmental health problem that affects people worldwide. In 2016, ambient air pollution was responsible for 4.2 million deaths worldwide, estimated to cause about 16% of the lung cancer deaths, 25% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deaths, about 17% of heart disease and stroke, and about 26% of respiratory infection deaths." From the World Health Organization's paper titled Mortality and Burden of Disease from Ambient Air Pollution. How many of you were aware that POLLUTION IS NOW THE WORLD'S LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH?
"When your body doesn't have enough oxygen, you could get hypoxemia or hypoxia. These are dangerous conditions. Without oxygen, your brain, liver, and other organs can be damaged just minutes after symptoms start. Hypoxemia (low oxygen in your blood) can cause hypoxia (low oxygen in your tissues) when your blood doesn't carry enough oxygen to your tissues to meet your body's needs." From Web MD's article, Hypoxia and Hypoxemia
"The effects of hypoxic or anoxic brain injury, where the brain is starved of oxygen, can range from mild, short-term symptoms such as dizziness, concentration, or coordination problems, through to severe, long-term issues including vision, speech and memory The body will respond to cerebral anoxia by increasing blood flow to the brain in an attempt to restore an adequate supply of oxygen. However, it is only possible to increase brain blood flow to about twice the normal level. If this is not enough to compensate for the anoxia, brain function will be disturbed and symptoms will become apparent. The long-term consequences will depend on the severity of the cerebral anoxia and on how much irreversible damage has occurred in the brain...." Cherry-picked from the Brain Injury Association's article titled Effects of Hypoxic / Anoxic Brain Injury
"Everyone of true conscience must admit that over the last 30 years insufficient progress has been made in the 'war to cure cancer.' Otto Warburg, M.D., Ph.D., showed decades ago that development of cancer had a singular, prime cause. Each and every time cells (and tissues) were deprived of oxygen for a sufficient period of time, cancer developed. Furthermore, he clearly showed that the distinguishing feature of all cancer cells is the increase of anaerobic glycolysis and concurrent decrease of respiration—not merely excessive cell divisions. The significant increase in glycolysis [turning sugar into energy] observed in tumors has been verified today, yet few oncologists or cancer researchers understand the full scope of Warburg’s work and its great importance. Without the use of Warburg’s seminal discovery, cancer can never be truly cured—merely treated—although ineffectively, because when cancer returns from 'remission,' as is often the case, the patient has a high probability of death; treatments are ineffective." From Dr. Brian Peskins' paper, The Cancer-Hypoxia/Decreased Respiration-Glycolysis Connection: New Insights from Nobel Prize-winner, Otto Warburg, MD, PhD (Although Peskins --- his doctorate is in electrical engineering --- is certainly controversial, what he is saying here is absolutely true.)
Oxygen. It's the stuff of life. No one knew that better than 1931's Nobel Prize winner, DR. OTTO WARBURG. Despite what the MAJOR MEDICAL PUNDITS have publicly stated concerning the relationship between sugar, lack of oxygen, and cancer (they almost universally phoo phoo it), Warburg became famous for his mid-1920's discovery that cancer is fed by fermenting sugar. I only note this because several times during his life, Warburg worked with another brilliant German scientist of a similar mindset, Dr. Manfred von Ardenne.
Born in 1907, Ardenne moved to Berlin at an early age because his father had been appointed to Germany's Ministry of War just prior to the "Great War" (WWI). Manfred's parents recognized his genius early on and gave him a room in their house to act as his first laboratory. Having flunked out of high school because it's simplicity didn't hold his interest, young Manfred began serious work in radio technology in his little lab, earning his first patent by age 16. Shortly after, he began making money by selling books on the "new" technology he was helping create, renting his lab from his parents and paying his own way. How good was Ardenne? Later achievements included inventing the electron microscope.
Although he was talked into going to university (he attended classes in chemistry, mathematics, and physics for awhile), the lack of doing something practical or useful drove him nearly batty. Thus, he dropped out and went back to his lab, eventually working with Dr. Warburg to improve the mass spectrometer (a device that measures the molecular composition of matter). Despite his lack of formal education, his academic achievements are still legendary (he earned 600 patents in his lifetime), and by the end of WWII, with the Red Army sieging Germany's capital, Berlin; in similar fashion to famed rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun and numerous others (many of whom ended up in the United States), Ardenne became an intellectual target of both nations. The Russians got to him first.
Like most men in similar predicament, he was given a choice of helping Russia develop technology --- in this case nuclear technology --- or THE GULAGS. Naturally, Von Ardenne chose the former, leading the way in enriching and separating radioactive isotopes for the development of uranium-235 for the Soviets. Eventually he and his family were allowed to go home to Germany (communist East Germany), where he turned his attention to medical science, meeting with Dr. Warburg several times concerning his work with oxygen and cancer. Interestingly, Dr. Ardenne worked out a deal with the Russians where he was allowed to develop and benefit financially from setting up medical clinics. What kind of medical clinics?
By the late 1960's, Von Ardenne had developed something called Systemic Cancer Multi-Step Therapy as well as discovering the "blood-nerve-barrier" that I frequently discuss in terms of "THE LEAKIES" (leaky nerve syndrome / leaky brain syndrome). Still relentlessly researching, in 1972 he systamatized his specialized form of cancer treatment, finally landing on the name, Oxygen Multi-Step Therapy (OMST or SMT in Germany). Von Ardenne came to realize that as people get older, not to mention those coping with a variety of chronic illnesses, the body's PO2 (partial pressure of oxygen --- the amount of O2 dissolved in the blood) drops precipitously. After putting his engineering mind to addressing this problem, he also realized that PO2 could, in many cases, be improved via his unique oxygen-enhancing therapy, which he eventually wrote a book about (HERE).
By 1990 --- the year before the BERLIN WALL FELL --- and in similar fashion to another of his German cancer-fighting contemporaries (DR. MAX GERSON), Von Ardenne opened the first of several hundred Clinics for Systemic Cancer Multi-step Therapy, created for the express purpose of treating patients with cancer. But not just any old cancer; people with advanced cancer. By using O2 therapy along with a variety of other factors (many nutrition-based, although some would be considered to be chemo), Ardenne found he could reduce SYSTEMIC LEVELS OF INFLAMMATION while dramatically INCREASING MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION, which he did largely by use of his Multistep protocols that we today refer to as EWOT or Exercise with Oxygen Therapy.
How important is PO2 as related to health, mitochondrial function, and cellular O2 perfusion? Let's take a look at these cherry-picked tidbits from the scientific literature. Bear in mind that when you see the term ROS used, it stands for "Reactive Oxygen Species" and is talking about cancer-causing FREE RADICALS.
"If there's one thing that mitochondria thrive on, its oxygen. All of it is consumed by cytochrome oxidase, the last enzyme in the electron transport chain which drives ATP production. If cells relied on diffusion alone to supply them with their oxygen needs, then there would not be enough to keep up with demand. So oxygen carrying molecules, such as hemoglobin and myoglobin transport oxygen to where it is needed... As oxygen travels through the body it exerts a pressure in the mixture of gases in the lungs, or in solution, known as the partial pressure. Oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood diffuses down a steep pressure gradient into tissues as blood travels through capillaries. Next oxygen diffuses into the mitochondria." From a 2007 edition of the Journal of Experimental Biology (O2 Uptake in Mitochondria)
"It has been shown that 95% of all oxygen utilized in the body is involved with a subcellular structure known as mitochondria." Taken from the transcript of a lecture given by Dr. Roger Orth (The Role of Mitochondria in Aging)
"Most of the energy for endurance exercise comes from oxidation of fuel. The maximal capacity of an individual to consume oxygen is therefore one of the important factors limiting endurance performance. Mitochondrial DNA is of particular interest, because it contains the genes for several enzymes involved in oxygen consumption." From a 2001 issue of Sportscience (Mitochondrial DNA and Maximum Oxygen Consumption)
"Mitochondria play a central role in cell life and cell death. An increasing number of studies place mitochondrial dysfunction at the heart of disease, most notably in the heart and the central nervous system. That we must breathe oxygen to stay alive is simply the consequence of the demand of our mitochondria for oxygen. About 98% of inhaled oxygen is consumed by mitochondria, and without mitochondria, we would have no need of the oxygen transfer machinery of the lungs, red cells, hemoglobin, or even the circulatory system that delivers oxygen to the tissues. Similarly, the organization of food intake, digestion, and processing is designed primarily to supply substrates destined for mitochondrial oxidation. Consider then how much of the physiology of higher organisms is dictated by the demand of our mitochondria for a supply of oxygen." From the February 2004 issue of the medical journal Diabetes (Roles of Mitochondria in Health and Disease)
"During the last 20 years, gerontological studies have revealed different molecular pathways involved in the ageing process and pointed out mitochondria as one of the key regulators of longevity. Increasing age in mammals correlates with increased levels of mitochondrial DNA mutations and a deteriorating respiratory chain function." From the July 2010 issue of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics (Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism and Ageing)
"It is generally accepted that mitochondria play an important role in cancer through replication and energy production. By oxidizing (losing an electron) the fat, protein, and carbohydrates we consume through food and drink, they create energy-abundant molecules (ATP) for the cell through biochemical processes known as cellular respiration. Normal cells produce energy through mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). When oxygen is not available, they produce energy via the less efficient route of anaerobic glycolysis. In the 1920s, Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells do not produce energy in the efficient way that normal cells do. Rather, cancer cells produce most of their energy through an inefficient, high rate of glycolysis followed by fermentation of lactate into lactic acid. Glucose is then diverted from producing ATP to a process to promote cell proliferation. This process was coined by Warburg himself as aerobic fermentation, which has been adapted to 'aerobic glycolysis', and commonly known as the Warburg Effect. All evidence supports the Warburg effect - whether causal or not - as constant in the initiation and/or progression of cancer." Dr. Michael Karlfeldt from the September 2018 issue of the Townsend Letter (The Link Between Cancer and Mitochondria: Restoring Mitochondrial Function to Fight Cancer)
Although Ardenne died in 1997 at age 90, his development of Oxygen Multi-Step Therapy (SMT / EWOT) still intrigues and inspires many today (if you have an extra two hundred bucks laying around, you can purchase his book --- Oxygen Multistep Therapy: Physiological and Technical Foundations). Bottom line on the combined work of Von Ardenne and Warburg; while it's certainly true that the brunt of their research focused on the link between mitochondrial dysfunction and cancer, as you will soon see, addressing cancer is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential benefits of increasing one's oxygen levels.
As a growing segment of society becomes increasingly disenchanted with MODERN MEDICINE, the quest for inexpensive, practical, DIY SOLUTIONS TO AN ARRAY OF HEALTH ISSUES continues to grow. Naturally, this includes using O2 as a healing therapy; driven in large part by the exponential growth of HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy). Although hyperbaric oxygen is backed by a plethora of studies; with the cheapest chambers starting at almost five figures (and good ones running tens or even hundreds of thousands), there has been great interest in incorporating the best of both worlds at a price point that John Q Average can afford.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).