Ozone is the most powerful naturally occurring oxidizing agent. You have probably heard of ozone when referencing the lack of it left in the atmosphere and how we aren’t as protected on earth because of it. It is the same element that cleanses the earth’s atmosphere. Ozone occurs when three oxygen molecules are bound by electricity.
So, the cool thing about ozone is that you can create it and use it as a healing modality. Ozone can be used to purify food and beverages (it is a powerful decontaminator), clear mold from homes, clean and heal wounds, clear infections, heal open sores (especially sores that will not heal on their own such as diabetic induced sores), wound repair, to avoid amputation, acne, skin lesions, burns, fungal infections, herpes, eczema, leg sores, bed sores, gingivitis, hemorrhoids, STD’s, cold sores, cancer cells, etc, etc.
Because of ozone’s extra free radical oxygen molecule, it is eager to destroy germs, viruses, and microbes that cause illness. When impurities have been eradicated, ozone naturally reverts to oxygen, leaving the Earth as it found it. Ozone is a simple, powerful, and natural purifier.
Ozone therapy is a powerful healing therapy that has extensive medical research backing done primarily in Europe. In Germany they have ozone generators on their ambulances because if used quickly enough, 95% of stroke victims do not result in paralysis. Apparently disease is caused by a lack of oxygen in your cells, so theoretically ozone therapy should be helpful for ANY ailment.
The oxidative power of ozone has proven to be effective in destroying lipid-enveloped (viruses with a layer of fat surrounding them which makes them very hard to kill) viruses such as Epstein-Barr, herpes, cytomegalovirus and viruses that cause hepatitis. One recent study indicates that ozone treatment was 97 to 100 per cent effective in destroying HIV in vitro (in a test tube). (Journal of American Society of Hematology, October 1, 1992)
Ways to use it:
  • Buy an ozone generator. This is a big purchase, but cool if you can do it! They seem to cost anywhere from $72-upwards of $800 or more. You use them to create ozone and add it to a carrier such as water or oil. You then drink or bathe in the water or make oil to apply to your skin. Just drinking ozonated water will kill many pathogens in your body. Some machines are not powerful enough to ozonate oil, which takes hours. Make sure you educate yourself before you buy a machine and start ozone therapy. There are other ways to introduce the ozone to your body within your nether regions, which I won’t get into today!
  • Ozonated OilSimply buy the oil and use it topically. You can ozonate all kinds of oils such as olive, flax and sunflower and some are more potent than others. You can buy it HERE. FYI it should be thick in texture.
  • Ozonated Water. Healthforce Nutritionals makes a product called Oxygen Supreme that you can add to water or other beverages. You can find it HERE
  • Ozone saunaBy adding ozone into this environment, the ozone is easily absorbed into the skin and lymphatic system because of the open pores. This provides an excellent detoxifying effect and it is also reported that the effects are once again not limited to detoxification, but may induce the desirable system wide effects that is desired in the medical use of ozone: oxygenation of all the tissues, organs, and cells of the body, boosting the immune system, stimulation of the release of anti-cancer substances from the white blood cells of the immune system, enhancement of blood and oxygen delivery throughout the body.
  • Hydrogen PeroxideBathe in 8oz of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a tub of warm chlorine free water and soak for 25-30 minutes or spray your body after a shower with a 3% solution avoiding eyes and hair. Again please educate yourself before trying this based off of my advice.
Personal story:
My three year old daughter had molluscum (a common childhood virus that resembles wart like eruptions usually in hidden folds of skin like the neck or armpits) for about 1.5 years that was very upset and looked like chicken pox. It was not going away any time soon. Most doctors like to burn it off or put aggressive creams on it that don’t work anyway. While I was away on a trip my mom religiously applied ozonated oil to the molluscum sores and they all literally dried up and were completely gone with no scarring within two weeks. Amazing. I keep it in my freezer for anything really, its just good to have.
Just remember, restoration of the immune system depends on a holistic multi-faceted approach of detoxification, lifestyle modification and supportive therapies. I am fascinated by this healing modality and plan to keep it in the arsenal.
In good health,
S

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I, like a lot of my friends, love an ice cold Diet Coke with extra carbonation from the fountain at the movie theater to be specific (someone knows her diet coke). However, unfortunately I rarely indulge in that treat anymore (maybe once every couple months at the most) because of how bad I believe diet soda to be for you. Here are two HUGE reasons why:

ASPARTAME: This artificial sweetener is found in most diet/sugar free foods. Aspartame was first approved for use in foods in 1974. The approval was then put on hold because of objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s (the company that developed it) research practices caused the FDA to put approval of aspartame on hold until 1981. So, it seems as if it was pushed through somehow. An interesting timeline: http://www.dorway.com/historyfaq.txt

Aspartame accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse affects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson’s disease, alzheimer’s, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.
Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. Aspartame breaks down into methanol, amino acids and several other chemicals. The methanol is quickly absorbed and converted into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is the real issue here as it causes gradual (so you can’t say that you are unaffected if you are still young) damage to the immune and nervous system and has recently been shown to cause irreversible genetic damage.
If you want to read further, here is an interesting docket submitted to the FDA from Mark D. Gold of the Aspartame Toxicity Information Center in New Hampshire. http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/DOCKETS/dailys/03/Jan03/012203/02P-0317_emc-000196.txt

Letters to Mark Gold from people who suffered from severe adverse reactions. http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/adverse.txt

Aside from the dangers of aspartame in your brain, eating /drinking a “no sugar” sweetener will not help you lose weight, its quite the contrary. The sensory connection between our tongues and brains is very archaic. Once something sweet touches the taste buds of the tongue, the hypothalamus indirectly will signal the pancreas to release insulin because the body perceives something sweet that will need to be broken down. Insulin is a catabolic hormone in that it breaks down tissue and too much of it creates inflammation and can cause weight gain, etc. Fake sweeteners are a fake-out that doesn’t really work.

PHOSPHORIC ACID: Excess phosphorous can compete with calcium and lead to bone loss.

Okay, I have now talked myself out of even one can of diet soda! So much for my 80/20 rule on this one! I will be sure to make up for it somewhere else 😉 In the meantime I love Zevia soda, but it doesn’t have any caffeine in it if you are looking for that.

yours in health-

S

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Fast & Easy Veggies

One of my favorite ways to prepare cooked vegetables is roasting them. I usually see what I have in the fridge that needs to be eaten and then chop it all up and toss it with olive oil, salt, pepper and any other seasonings that sound good. I then place them on a tray and toss it in the oven on broil for about 20 minutes (be sure not to over cook them). 


I ALWAYS have the following on hand to add to my vegetables: 

  • Raw Parmesano Reggiano (I buy a rich, imported Italian brand they sell at whole foods. It is expensive, but because it is so rich, you don’t need a lot and it literally transforms your dish)
  • pine nuts
  • basil
  • lemon
  • pure maple syrup
  • currants

These ingredients will transform any roasted vegetables. Just remember to toss them with specialty ingredients after they finish cooking. The only one you add before cooking is maple syrup and I usually only use that one with brussel sprouts, squash and yams.


The vegetables in the pictures are cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini and a little maple syrup drizzled on. After roasting I added sage and parmesan.

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