Why Do We Breathe Oxygen?

The main goal is to produce energy so your body can perform the millions of functions it does every day and you can stay alive. Specifically, in your body, oxygen and sugar are used to make energy (ATP), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water. There are many steps to this process. The crucial part of this story of oxygen making energy is that if cellular oxygen is low then the process will be incomplete and carbon monoxide (CO) and lactic acid are formed.

We want this:

O2 + sugar →→→ energy + CO2 + water

But when oxygen is low in our body, we get this instead:

low O2 + sugar CO + lactic acid

Low Oxygen Is Toxic

Carbon monoxide prevents hemoglobin on your red blood cells from picking up fresh oxygen. Low cellular oxygen worsens the problem by making oxygen from your lungs hard to pick up and transport to your body tissues. The lactic acid that builds up and clogs nerve pathways, eventually calcifying (hardening) them and causing degeneration.

More oxygen is required to oxidize (remove) these toxins, but when it is not available the toxins build up. Left with this burden, the body responds by getting the blood cells to carry the load of toxic sludge and deposit them into fat. (If you have ever started to lose weight and felt toxic, this may be why!) Therefore, the water and fat that makes up our bodies become toxic and disease is the result.

Why Do I Have Low Oxygen? I Breathe Every Day!

There are many common causes of oxygen depletion that we face daily. These include:

  • smoking
  • poor air quality
  • lack of exercise
  • cooking food drives extra O2 out
  • Tap water has low O2
  • antibiotics
  • eating daily without giving the gut a rest

How Do I Know If I Have Low Oxygen In My Body?

Symptoms that may be caused by low oxygen in your body are:

  • Body temperature below normal
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Insomnia
  • Vertigo
  • Constipation
  • Physical weakness or lack of energy
  • Anemia
  • Non-specific gut upset

How Do I Restore My Oxygen Levels to Abundant Levels?

First, breathe deep into your belly and do it regularly throughout the day. Stop every 25 minutes move, gently stretch and breathe deeply for 5 minutes. Most people breathe shallowly. Next move to a place that has cleaner air with high oxygen levels – like Salt Spring Island!

Our air used to contain up to 21% oxygen and now because of pollution and deforestation, our air may be as low as 10%. That means we may be getting half the oxygen per breath that our ancestors used to!

The Ozone Solution!

You can supercharge your oxygen levels, detoxify your body, and clear out any lingering bacteria, viruses, and fungi by using medical ozone. Ozone taken over time will clean all the fluid of the body safely, as ozone has cleaned water in large cities for over 100 years. Above all, it’s worth noting that both the FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA certify that ozone destroys: “99.9992% of all pathogenic germs while destroying 99.992% of all pollutants in the water at the same time”.

What Is Medical Ozone?

Ozone sits in the upper atmosphere of the Earth and protects us from dangerous levels of radiation from our sun. The ozone layer keeps us alive. Medical ozone is a safe and powerful antioxidant that decomposes into oxygen. Medical ozone is generated at a specific concentration for targeted uses, ranging from killing viral infections such as the herpes virus that causes shingles to regenerating arthritic joint tissue.

The benefits of medical ozone are:

  • Enhances circulation
  • Stimulates oxygen metabolism to make energy
  • Activates the immune system
  • Antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral
  • Regenerates connective tissue – such as in disc herniation or arthritis
  • Inhibits cancer – particularly any cancers caused by viruses such as vaginal, cervical, mouth, throat, liver, stomach and lymphoma.
  • Increases wellness & vitality!
    • increases longevity
    • enhances performance
    • stimulate immunity
    • improves memory
    • rejuvenates the infirm and seniors

Why Have I Never Heard Of Medical Ozone?

Medical ozone has been safely used for decades, but no drug company can patent its use. For instance, people often end up traveling to Cuba and Europe for treatment.

Is Medical Ozone Safe?

Medical ozone can only be provided by a trained and licensed physician such as an ND at Empower Health. Ozone therapy requires specialized training and professional administration. Medical ozone therapy is entirely safe when used appropriately, but can be harmful and even deadly if used inappropriately.


If you want to learn more about medical ozone and how it could benefit you, come in to see Dr. Patrick Callis for an Initial IV Consultation at Empower Health today!