ASK MR OXYGEN Questions about oxygen's use in the treatment of disease that were commonly put to Ed McCabe - the author of "Oxygen Therapies," and undisputed leading journalist specializing in uncovering the truth about oxygen therapies for the benefit of humanity - complete with the answers given in his syndicated column for the past three years. Further info, publications, tapes, subscriptions, and past issues are available from "The Family News" 9845 N.E. Second Ave. Miami Shores, FL 33138. United States of America. Telephone: 305/759-8710 Copyrighted 1991, 1992, 1993, & 1994 By Ed McCabe. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED LIMITED COMPUTER BBS READING ONLY USE IS GRANTED TO ANYONE. SELLING THIS INFORMATION, ALTERING IT IN ANY WAY OR ANY COMMERCIAL USAGE OF IT OR USING IT AS SALES LITERATURE FOR ANY PRODUCTS IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN. SPECIAL NOTICE: SINCE MY "ASK MR OXYGEN" WRITINGS ARE HEREBY GOING ONTO A COMPUTER FORMAT, I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF ANYONE ALTERS THE INFORMATION AFTER IT LEAVES MY PRESENCE. SO BE SURE AND DOUBLE CHECK ANY SENSITIVE OR POTENTIALLY HARMFUL INFORMATION WITH COMPETENTLY TRAINED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. OF COURSE ONLY PROFESSIONALS SKILLED IN THE OXIDATIVE MODALITIES, SINCE THE UNTRAINED PROFESSIONALS WON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, AND A SAD FEW LET EGO RATHER THAN COMPASSION RULE AND THEREFORE ACT LIKE GOD AND DISMISS IT. OVER 7,000 MD'S IN EUROPE ARE USING OZONE THERAPY AS YOU READ THIS, BUT NORTH AMERICAN DOCTORS ARE WOEFULLY UNINFORMED. - Ed McCabe "Mr. Oxygen" is Ed McCabe, internationally acclaimed speaker, investigative journalist, expert, and author of many books, tapes and videos since the best selling book "Oxygen Therapies" came out in 1988. Absolutely nothing herein is medical advice, or even intended to be medical advice, but merely an international public discussion of the oxygen therapy centered events, people, products, and methods being used worldwide. ***************************************************************** FIRST COLUMN IN "THE FAMILY NEWS" FOLLOWS: ASK MR. OXYGEN! August 1990 "Mr. Oxygen" is Ed McCabe, internationally acclaimed speaker, media representative, and expert author of the bestselling book "Oxygen Therapies." Copyright 1990 by Ed McCabe. Q. Mr. Oxygen, what are typical nitrous oxide levels emitted from the average ozone air purifier? A. Air ozonators are not medical devices. Therefore they don't use bottled medical grade oxygen as the influent gas, they use room air. Room air is about 80% nitrogen, and when the only 20% (or less !) oxygen content of room air is turned into ozone by the ozone generator, usually the heat of the reaction makes some of the nitrogen combine with some of the oxygen to form trace amounts of nitrous oxides (NO). If the nitrous oxides hit moisture (in the air, in your lungs) it might turn into trace amounts of nitric acid. This is why the medical profession only uses bottled pure oxygen. This acid effect from improper usages in too high concentrations contributes to allowing detractors to claim ozone is harmful. Natural ozone, at natural levels, produced by emulating nature has never been toxic to lung tissue. Current available literature shows nitric oxides sampled from the output of the worst offenders ("hot spark" type generators) to be about 3.3%, and the rest ozone. Source: Analytical Testing Lab, Los Angeles, CA. Almost every home ozonator sold today uses considerably less "dirty" generation methods than this worst case scenario. Q. At what level should I set my ozone air purifier? A. In decades of practical applications, many thousands of users have used ozone air purifiers properly. They set the output level of their machines just below the point where they can smell the ozone, and under these conditions, no one has experienced any problems. Some set it higher. Q. What connection does air ozone have with detoxification? A. Toxic people, and if you live on this toxic soup planet I am including you in this, have been reported to start detoxifying in the presence of ozone. If the level entering the body through the lungs is too high, the dead bacteria, viruses, and oxidized toxic poisons leaving the body will plug up the channels of elimination making the chest feel tight, or perhaps making the nasal passages and mucous membranes swell up slightly. Q. Can breathing ozone hurt me? A. We all agree that water is good, but get enough & we speak of drowning. Same for ozone. You are breathing it right now. It is part of nature. Extreme levels of ozone make you feel you are suffocating, because the lungs swell to protect the internal organs by not transferring the gasses inside. Conscious people turn the machine down or off long before that level is reached. Normal people who accidentally breathe extreme levels of ozone recover in a short time without permanent damage in all but the most severe cases. The "window of effectiveness" is all important and must be respected. Q. Which air ozonator should I buy? A. Any one of them is acceptable to me. If you see nitrous compounds as something to be avoided, one manufacturer states that their line of electronically specialized ozone air purifiers produces no nitric compounds. All the other manufacturers have been selling products for years without anyone ever complaining about harmful effects - as long as their products were used correctly. Remember, the real problems occur when anything other than a pure oxygen/ozone mixture is used for medical injection, infusion, or insufflation. That, and deliberate disinformation articles knocking our friend ozone is the only real reason why you hear warnings about nitric compounds. I spoke of it in my book so people would "get" that ozone could falsely be made to look bad by quoting some study showing animals damaged by extremely high concentrations of ozone produced from "dirty" generators using nitrous containing air. Q. What is pulmonary edema? Can it occur in the colons of people who frequently use ozone rectal insufflation? A. In the previous discussion we looked at two considerations: The swelling of mucous membranes during a situation where someone is forced to detoxify too rapidly, and exposure to extreme levels of ozone for prolonged periods causing swelling within the air passages. This swelling is called pulmonary (lung) edema (swelling). Pulmonary edema only occurs in the lungs, but edema or swelling in a colon undergoing humidified pure ozone/oxygen gas insufflation doesn't seem to be a problem for the following reasons. 1.) Colon cells are a totally different type of cell than lung cells. They are tougher, and made to transfer a wider range of compounds - liquids and solids - than refined lung tissue which strictly handles gas exchanges. 2.) Pure water and oxygen/ozone mixtures are the only components that doctors ever use in rectal insufflation, so it is not possible that nitric compounds or nitric acids could be formed, since there is no strong heat source in the colon. 3.) Rectal insufflation is over in 4 minutes. It is usually 30 seconds to one minute in application with 3 minutes "holding it in" time, and by then all the gas has gone into the bloodstream. No one ever advocates breathing ozone for medical purposes, in unnaturally high concentrations. Historical literature, such as a turn of the century book on the use of the Violet Ray Generator, shows us that around 1920, ozone was commonly "washed" (bubbled) through mixtures of aromatic oils, like pinus and eucalyptus for example, and then inhaled deeply for medicinal purposes. It was used on such afflictions as colds and sinusitis or for general detoxification. By combining ozone with natural essential oils, the lung irritating effect was removed. Q. For general everyday use what is the optimum concentration or window of effectiveness for medicinal ozone/oxygen gas mixtures? A. Ozone is one of the most powerful sterilizers, bactericides and virucides we know of. Not enough ozone and nothing happens. Just the right amount is shown by plenty of studies to destroy bacteria, viruses, toxins, and old, dead, weak, feeble, diseased, and dying cells that can't protect themselves the same way healthy cells can. Too much ozone, and you start oxidizing healthy cells. The "window of effectiveness" is all important. Externally (skin ulcers, burns, wounds, etc.) ozone is commonly used in higher concentrations than internally. External applications range from 40 to 100 micrograms per milliliter. Internally, as in IV infusions or rectal insufflation, according to Dr. Carpendale at the VA Hospital in San Francisco, and the famous German ozone doctors Rilling and Viebahn, the average "window" appears to be approximately 25 to 35 micrograms of pure ozone per milliliter of total gas. The rest is pure oxygen. This translates to approximately 2 or 3% ozone and 98 or 97% pure oxygen. In application, most users set their machines to produce 27 ug/ml. Many researchers state that 27 ug/ml produces the maximum viral kill and the lowest amount of irritation to healthy cells. See "Oxygen Therapies - A New Way Of Approaching Disease" for further discussions and references. Call 800/284-6261 to order. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Mr. McCabe's oxygen therapies series of books, tapes and videos, and A FREE COPY OF A NEWSLETTER are available at 1-800-284-6261, or International call U.S. 305-759-8710, or write: The Family News 9845 N.E. 2nd Ave. Miami Shores, FL 33138 U.S.A. A much more detailed bound and complete printed up to date version of the new events for the chronology of ozone events, with over 120 medical ozone references and embedded comments by Ed McCabe is available from The Family News as a publication. At the urging of many in our oxygen family, The Not For Profit "Foundation For The Advancement of Oxygen Therapies" has finally been formed. Our stated purpose: We are bringing our case to the public by educating them that oxygen supplements, therapies and related activities are historically inexpensive, safe, and proven effective when used as directed by competently trained healthcare professionals. We are using education, the media, and soon, with your help, aggressive research as proof to silence whomever postures against oxygen, your very right to life itself. While America dies of AIDS, Tuberculosis and a host of other diseases, and the FDA stands before Congress and declares as truth that "there is no evidence that ozone has any medical benefit," and Congressmen say we should "imprison anyone who promotes or uses ozone for 25 years as a felon," and doctors curing diseases are railroaded into prison, and homes are broken into by government agents seizing ozone machines, things have gone way too far. They are referring to us. You and me and our friends. Won't you please become a contributing member by joining the foundation today? Donations will be in a segregated account and only used for our stated agenda. Please send your donation, no matter how small or large - all will be appreciated - to us at the following addresses. 1. If you need a tax receipt, in care of IBOM, an IRS approved 501-3C charity Payee: I.B.O.M. (The International Bioxidative Medicine Foundation.) Indicate the donation is for the seggregated account of: "The Foundation For The Advancement Of Oxygen Therapies" Mail to: IBOM, P.O. Box 13205, Oklahoma City, OK 73113 2. If no charitable deduction tax receipt is needed, just send directly to: The Foundation For The Advancement of Oxygen Therapies, Ed McCabe, Executive Director Non-Domestic c/o P.O. Box 654 Cazenovia, New York State Postal District 13035 Thanks, and Happy Oxygen!