What Are the Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Do you ever feel like you need to breathe deeper than you’ve ever breathed before? Modern life’s daily stressors can deplete your body and make you feel lifeless, but there’s a way to get your cells the oxygen they’re begging for — hyperbaric oxygen therapy Continue reading

Ventilators May Increase Risk of Death From COVID-19

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  • COVID-19 patients who are put on ventilators have an increased risk of death. It may turn out that ventilators are inappropriate for a majority of patients
  • Doctors at UChicago Medicine report “truly remarkable” results using high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) in lieu of ventilators. Of 24 COVID-19 patients who were in respiratory distress, only one required intubation after 10 days of HFNC
  • A more complicated treatment strategy that’s showing promise is membrane oxygenation (ECMO), in which the patient’s blood is oxygenated outside the body before pumped back into circulation. ECMO is recommended for relatively young patients with few comorbidities who fail to respond to ventilator treatment
  • Mechanical ventilation can easily damage the lungs as it’s pushing air into the lungs with force. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) may be a better alternative, as it allows your body to absorb a higher percentage of oxygen without forcing air into the lungs
  • Chinese doctors report “promising results” after treating five COVID-19 patients with HBOT and NYU Langone Health is currently recruiting COVID-19 patients for a study comparing HBOT to standard of care alone

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Regenerative Medicine for Nerve and Neuropathic Pain

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  • Dr. Matthew Cook, a regenerative medicine specialist and founder of BioReset Medical in Campbell, California, offers several novel therapies, including NAD supplementation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and hydrodissection
  • NAD+ is a vital coenzyme found in all living cells. It’s essential for over 700 enzymatic reactions in your body, including ones occurring in your mitochondria. Without sufficient NAD, you’re likely to die prematurely
  • A side effect of rapid NAD IV infusion is a flush-like experience similar to that of niacin. This is likely an effect of methyl depletion, and can be circumvented by taking a methyl donor such as glycine or trimethylglycine
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy appears to have significant antiaging benefits; it’s a potent anti-inflammatory that removes senescent cells and increases stem cell activation. It can also improve cognitive function, and help optimize cellular oxygenation and nutrient uptake
  • Hydrodissection involves injecting a substance such as 5% dextrose, placental matrix, stem cells, platelet-rich plasma or fat around nerves, thereby treating many different kinds of nerve pain. Back pain can also be treated this way

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Forbidden Healing: That Thing about Oxygen…

Did Paleo man get more oxygen?

In the absence of precise data, it is difficult to assess our evolutionary heritage or detail the conditions ancient humans were once adapted to.  We were there!  Your DNA was surely there, but down through the generations we just forgot.  Continue reading

Forbidden Healing: That Thing about Oxygen…

Did Paleo man get more oxygen?

In the absence of precise data, it is difficult to assess our evolutionary heritage or detail the conditions ancient humans were once adapted to.  We were there!  Your DNA was surely there, but down through the generations we just forgot.  Given that our atmosphere is now lower in oxygen than during Continue reading

The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet and Its Role in Cancer Treatment

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A ketogenic diet, which calls for minimizing carbohydrates and replacing them with healthy fats and moderate amounts of high-quality protein, can offer hope against cancer, both for prevention and treatment

Your normal cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose to using ketone bodies. Cancer cells lack this ability so when you reduce carbs Continue reading