Published Article by a UK Clinical Nutritionist
Ozone is a natural gas that we breathe daily. It is created when oxygen (O2) molecules are split into two separate atoms by ultra violet radiation from the sun, lightning, and electric arc. The freed atoms recombine in 3-atom groups to form cousins of oxygen: ozone (O3). The word ozone comes from the Greek word ozein meaning smell, because of its distinctive sun-ray lamp smell. Ozone is nature’s way of cleaning pollution from our atmosphere.
Ozone tends to react with other substances by attaching the third oxygen atom to the other substance, thereby oxidizing it. Many of us have heard weather reports where the ozone levels were referred to in conjunction with pollution levels. Ozone is present in smog because certain processes that create pollution also produce ozone. Ozone recombines with those same pollutants and neutralizes them by breaking them down into water, carbon dioxide, sulphur, nitrogen and oxygen.
Generated low levels of ozone used for water purification prove very successful, as it is possibly the most powerful antibiotic, sanitizer and deodorant known to man. It doesn’t merely mask harmful substances or smells – it seeks them out and eliminates them. The highest natural levels of ozone are found at the seashore and in forest/mountain locations, places where you automatically feel refreshed. The invigorating air after a thunderstorm is as a result of ozone, so is the smell of naturally dried laundry on a clothesline.
USES OF OZONE
Perhaps you are a smoker or live with someone who smokes or maybe work with people who do. That is a worrying scenario as cigarette smoke has over 3,600 chemicals. Ozone will break those chemicals down into their basic molecular components, neutralizing them. It is capable of destroying tar, soot and oil in the lungs, benzene, vinyl chloride and other hydrocarbons. Having performed this task the ozone itself reverts to just plain oxygen!
Dr. Clark regularly warns about the dangers of airborne gasses such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and chemical pollutants given off by carpets, wallpaper, and furniture. Take for example formaldehyde. When formaldehyde is infiltrated by ozone it breaks down into carbon dioxide, water and oxygen. Well worth bearing in mind if you have pollutants in your house or workplace like these that you are not in a position to remove.
Carbon monoxide is a lethal gas and cannot be detected easily. It bonds with human blood 600 times faster than oxygen. Ozone changes carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, a harmless gas. Solvents from fresh paint are instantly neutralized by ozone as are cooking smells, animal odors, cigarette smoke, garbage smells and mildew, etc. Perfume can be intolerable for people suffering chemical insensitivities. An ozonator may be the answer.
In some countries people wear tiny ozone generators around their neck just for this reason – to neutralize pollutants, perhaps on a journey through heavily polluted areas. Bacteria, molds, fungi and even mildew are destroyed when they react with ozone as the outer membranes or ‘shells’ of these micro-organisms contain receptors that absorb ozone to their own demise. They are anaerobic, meaning that they can thrive only where oxygen levels are depleted. Ozone increases oxygen levels.
Viruses can also be destroyed by ozone on contact. In the case of polio only 0.012ppm removes all viral cells in seconds. As you know there isn’t an effective antibiotic that will touch a virus. Ozone is a particularly safe therapy to use provided that certain restrictions are respected. The Food and Drug Administration declares 0.05ppm as the safe level for 24 hour a day inhalation in the USA. However, natural outdoor levels vary between 0.03 and 0.05ppm and go several times higher than this at times and in certain ideal locations can reach 0.65ppm, so nature then breaks the FDA’s rulings! Even at these higher rates no harm has been caused, in fact the opposite is the case.
In cleaning water, ozone is more efficient even than chlorine, in fact an ozone level of 0.04ppm in just 4 minutes has been shown to kill bacteria, mold and fungus. Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts are susceptible to ozone but are unaffected by normal levels of chlorine in water. Ozone is 25 times more effective than hypochlorous acid, 2,500 times more effective than hypochlorite, and 5,000 times more than chloramine. (Results measured by the time needed to kill 99.99% of all micro-organisms). Chlorine reacts with organic materials to form chloroform, carbon tetrachloride etc generally known as trihalomethanes. These have been implicated as carcinogens in the development of kidney, bladder and colon cancer. However, ozone when used repeatedly and in conjunction with charcoal, reacts with organic materials to break them down into simpler compounds that are not dangerous.
Ozone swimming pool cleaners are very popular and one of the reasons is that when water is ozonated, algae is oxidized and floats to the top, metabolic by products of algae are oxidized also, removing odor and taste. So cleaning the pool is not such a frequent or time-consuming job, chemicals are not required and the water is smelling good and clean (…just makes you want to jump in).
In cleaning the air, ozone reacts with odors oxidizing them into harmless compounds or carbon dioxide. We would have sufficient ozone but all the chemical gasses released into the atmosphere by cars and factories are using it up. Surely oxygen generators would be sufficient? Well, ozone is approximately 3,500 times more potent an oxidant than oxygen. High mountain areas produce high levels of ozone. This is why people with respiratory problems, TB etc. were sent to such areas.
As with anything i.e. oxygen, water etc. too much can be harmful, (although ozone is an incredibly safe gas and consistently spoken of as the safest therapy, non toxic and with no evidence of free radical damage) yet no one has ever died from using ozone and it has been in use for many years. Only chronic high overdose may give problems and then there would be warning symptoms such as coughing for more than 30 minutes continuously. At such times Vitamin C (5,000mg) – an antagonist of ozone – can reverse the effect.
THE HISTORY OF OZONE THERAPY
Over 1000 scientific papers have been written about ozone and its benefits. The first ozone generators were developed by Werner von Siemens in Germany in 1857. In 1870 ozone was used therapeutically to purify blood by C. Lender in Germany. Today there are over 3,000 places around the world using ozone to clean their water and sewage. In 1885 The Florida Medical Association published ‘Ozone’ by Dr. Charles J. Kenworth, MD, detailing the use of ozone for therapeutic purposes.
In 1896 Nikola Tesla patented his first ozone generator and went on to form a company selling ozone machines to doctors. Tesla also made ozonated olive oil and sold it to naturopaths, just as we do today. Some of Tesla’s generators are still working today. In 1902 J. H. Clark published a Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (London) and described the successful use of ozonating water to treat anemia, diabetes, influenza, morphine poisoning, canker sores, strychnine poisoning, and whooping cough.
Just a few years later ozone was used to treat Tuberculosis, anemia, chlorosis, tinnitus, asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, pneumonia, gout and syphilis.
In World War I ozone was used to treat gangrene, the effects of poison gas and wounds. In 1915 Dr. A. Wolff used it to treat colon cancer and cervical cancer. But one man we may have all heard of is Dr. Otto Warberg of the Kaiser Institute in Berlin. In 1926 he announced that the cause of cancer is a lack of oxygen at the cellular level. He went on to become the only man to receive two Nobel Prizes for Medicine and be nominated for a third.
Dr. Wendell Hendricks wrote, “cancer is a condition within the body where the oxidation has become so depleted that body cells have degenerated beyond control, the body is so overloaded with poisons that it sets up a tumor mass to harbor these poisons and remove them from general activity within the body”. Very similar to Dr. Hulda Clark’s views. In fact, recently Dr. Clark has said that to remove PCBs from the body – the fourth immune reducing factor in cancer patients – we need to take 2 tablespoons of ozonated olive oil three times a day for 2-3 weeks.
So ozone has quite a history and is well established as a successful therapy with over 7,000 German doctors using it daily and Russian doctors even bubbling it into brine for use on burn victims.
USES OF OZONE AT HOME
To get back to uses within the home setting, ozone used for cleaning fruit and vegetables has an interesting side effect because ethylene given off by fruit accelerates the ripening process, however, ozone reacts with ethylene reducing rapid ripening and thereby extending shelf life (Grocers note!).
Regular use of ozone in the home can ensure high levels of immunity from most common diseases. Some state that ozonating water removes fluorine too.
It is comforting to know that breathing the ozone bubbled through olive oil or water when using Dr. Clark’s recipes is not only safe but beneficial. Some recommend this for respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma etc.
If olive oil is ozonated for several weeks the oil will start to change, it foams and becomes a gel. If kept in a refrigerator this oil holds onto its ozone for up to 10 years and can be used as required on cuts, all skin complaints, burns, bites, herpes and as a lubricant when required in this setting. This gel is 95% as active as ozone gas.
As this gas cleans up your body, the immune system responds, arteries and veins are cleaned, circulation improves with blood vessels unclogged, blood and lymph normalizes, inflammation reduces, bleeding stops, cardiac problems reduce as plaque is oxidized in arteries (such patients are often dependent upon oxygen tanks throughout the day), the brain and memory respond to the increases in oxygen produced, heavy metals are chelated, tumor metabolism is inhibited and the outer lipid layer of malignant cells is broken down and destroyed.
Successful use of this therapy has been found with gangrene of the fingers and toes and with destroying the viruses that causes hepatitis. Many doctors are using it internally via rectum, vagina, mouth and ear. Some specialists inject it straight into the tumor, into the portal vein for the liver, or into the arm.
There are ozone body suits that you can step into following a hot bath, so as to get it into the skin – referred to by nutritionists as the third kidney.
Dr. Michael Carpendale wrote an article in Science magazine (Vol. 209 22 August 1980) and stated that the growth of human cancer cells from lung, breast and uterine cancers were selectively inhibited in a dose dependent manner by ozone at 0.3ppm to 0.8ppm in ambient air during 8 days of culture. Exposure to ozone at 0.8ppm inhibited cancer cell growth more than 90%. Evidently the mechanisms for defense against ozone are impaired in human cancer cells.
Today both the FDA and EPA certify ozone as able to destroy 99.9992% of all pathogenic germs in the purification of water while destroying 99.9992% of all pollutants in the water simultaneously.
Many doctors/therapists are testifying to the effectiveness of ozone with the HIV virus.
I do not believe that there is a disease or health condition that ozone hasn’t been used with, there is no way I could list all the conditions it is successful with, all the cancers, all the bacterial, parasitic diseases etc. Unsolicited testimonials are sited on the Internet and covering such a wide variety of conditions including one of silicon poisoning following leakage from a breast implant!
In recent years we have seen headlines such as ‘Burnt diesel fumes the worst carcinogen’. There are ozonators that you can have in your car plugged into the cigarette lighter (how ironic), household ozonators for water, oil and air, and larger industrial units.
Dr. Hulda Clark uses ozone therapy for different purposes in her therapy:
- To eliminate freon from the body, use 1 glass of ozonated water daily. Ozonate water for 3-4 minutes. Drink within 20 seconds of ozonating.
- To eliminate PCBs from the body, use ozonate olive oil. Ozonate oil for 30 minutes. Take 2 tbs. of ozonated olive oil 3 times daily for 2-3 weeks. PCBs are the fourth factor Dr. Clark has found that inhibits immunity in cancer patients (and other diseases, especially AIDS). It also makes zapping less effective.
- Much like frankincense oil, ozonated olive oil inhibits virus replication and is especially recommended for HIV victims or other viral conditions.
- To kill Ascaris and certain tapeworms. Ascaris and dog tapeworms are especially hardy, and when they are killed with the regular herbal program, they decay and release more eggs and stages than the body can handle. Ozonated oil can penetrate their membranes and kill the eggs and stages on the inside before they open up. Take 3 tbs. of ozonated oil per day, for 3 weeks, together with 2 Cysteine capsules.
Caution: Do not allow this article to provoke you to experiment with ozone. Please contact a doctor or therapist with experience in this field or maybe read more about the uses of ozone in the many books printed on the subject, before beginning your own ozone program.