Oxidation the Key to Real Health Lynn Terry interviews Dr. George Freibott LT: Dr. Freibott, would you explain how oxidation is the key to real health? Dr. F: We practitioners of naturopathy view the body as an entity which must be kept whole, every organ intact, and every cell needs a regular supply of oxygen brought to it by the blood. Any symptom, or 'disease', is a message that some part of the body is not receiving enough oxygen and the body is trying to find another way to get rid of cellular waste products of metabolism. When we treat disease by making the body's efforts to throw out the poisons, you're killing the. messenger who brings bad news, arid eventually the toxic state escalates into something more serious, the end point being that one dies of self-poisoning. That is the most basic, bottom-line reason for ill-health. LT: Give us more detail about what goes on at the cellular level. Dr. F: The blood takes food to the cells where it is used and waste products of metabolism build up. The blood also carries oxygen to each cell where it 'burns up'. (oxidizes) the waste products, resulting in carbon dioxide which is carried out of the body via the blood stream through the lungs. When insufficient oxygen reaches the cells, another gas is formed, carbon monoxide. The bloodstream does riot readily carry it out to be dumped by the lungs and the poisoning begins. Body temperature is reduced and the system is prey to external toxic influences. LT: Why might we not get enough oxygen? Dr. F: Polluted air with low levels of oxygen. Polluted, stale water - fresh water contains oxygen beyond that which is inherent in water itself. Poor food - wholesome, fresh, raw vegetables and fruits contain oxygen. Shallow breathing. Clogged elimination routes: intestines, skin, and the lungs. That's where the waste products leave and the oxygen comes into the blood stream. If any of those routes are clogged or restricted, less oxygen will get in. LT: How do we turn this around and get enough oxygen ? Dr. F: Much of this is so obvious that many people don't connect with it. - Deep breathing exercises upon awaking and aerobic exercise of some sort during the day, in a place where there is fresh, clean air. Moderate eating including much fresh, clean, raw food. - Detoxing to foster cell wall absorption. There are many aids to detoxing, including colonics, raw vegetable and/or fruit juice fasts, certain herbs, and introducing ozone into the body. Ozone is an allotropic form of oxygen, that is, oxygen in its most active state: 03 or O2O. It therefore means a more generous supply of oxygen. The life giver and sustainer. Ozone is one of -the most energetic and useful agents known to science. Its therapeutic action is due to the oxygenation of the blood by loose molecule (free radical) of oxygen in the 03 compound and increases the metabolism without the expenditure of vital energy. It is a NATURAL REMEDY. A sufficiency of this active form of oxygen for the blood means better blood, better circulation, better assimilation, better equilibrium of body temperature, better vasomotor activity, better digestion, better elimination of waste products, less chance of auto-intoxication or toxemia (which is the keynote of all dis- ease), better chance for the body-building, natural substances, and less chance of infection and disease. There are a number of ways to bring ozone into the body. Water, when infused with ozone, will hold it in solution for up to 45 minutes. Drinking this water, douching with, or bathing in it is helpful. Ozonated olive oil rubbed into clean skin works similarly and the oil holds ozone in solution for a much longer time. A good ozone generator will accomplish the "ozonating" task as well as sterilize and decontaminate your air and water. Blass Therapy products (i.e. Homozon) put oxygen groups into the digestive tract. Homozon and Magozone are magnesium based and release ozone uon contact with mild fruit acid such as fresh lemon juice in water. The powder is well-stirred into pure water and consumed on an empty stomach, immediately followed by the lemon water. Contact takes place before the stomach and moves directly into the digestive tract where it cleanses and then moves into the blood stream. LT: I've heard that we are living in a world of diminishing available oxygen. Dr. F: Yes, it's true. Mankind has not practiced good stewardship of the earth. The balance of plant to animal life has tipped. Current life on this planet developed in the presence of oxygen, so all animal, plant and mineral life is the result of perfect oxidation. Human and animal life is aerobic. Without sufficient oxygen reaching every part of the body, the being eventually dies of toxemia. Fungi, mold. and other bacteria form to decompose the tissue. Ozone present in the atmosphere at ground level steps in once more and oxidizes those lowly life forms to make matter available for another segment of life's never ending cyclical process.. And so we see that oxidation is the key to real health and also to the cycle of life on this planet.