Did you know that oxygen provides 90% of your energy, and only 10 % comes from food? Oxygen is a nutrient and a fuel that detoxifies the blood and enhances cellular rejuvenation.
Your respiratory system transports oxygen to your blood; slow and deep breaths help increase your oxygen levels. Elevating blood oxygen levels boosts your energy, lifts your mood, makes you feel physically stronger and emotionally calmer. Even minor changes have a significant impact because oxygen fuels life.
“It is oxygen that the body needs not rice or a piece of meat”
Energy From the Air
After air enters your lungs, the red blood cells can extract oxygen-using iron to hold onto oxygen molecules. Mitochondria (cell powerhouses) use oxygen to obtain energy from food. Car engines operate in a similar way-mixing petrol with air in a combustion chamber to release energy. Your cells don’t combust, but they do need air!
Most people don’t breathe enough. Stressed shallow breaths don’t deliver the oxygen we need.
Do you sometimes feel very tired?
When oxygen levels drop( high elevation, high altitude), symptoms include weakness, confusion and extreme tiredness. Poor concentration, forgetfulness, and depressive thoughts are early warning signs of altitude sickness.
The brain doesn’t store energy, so a lack of oxygen is deadly. Any limitation of oxygen for a prolonged period of time deprives the brain of fuel (it uses 20% of your energy). Memory, judgement, and alertness quickly decreases when we’re not oxygenated enough.
Causes of Low Blood Oxygen:
Asphyxiation: build-up of lung mucus physically stops air moving.
Deforestation: fewer trees means less oxygen, this is worse in urban areas.
Dehydration: blood and lymph need fluid to flow, and deliver oxygen.
Elevation: being at high elevation reduces oxygen, but we do slowly adapt.
Lungs: smoke, and particles, reduce lung function, irritating cells.
Nutrition: iron is a critical mineral for transporting oxygen to cells.
Pollution: burning fossil fuels has reduced atmospheric oxygen by 2%.
Stagnation: stale air has less oxygen and more contaminants.
Healing with Oxygen
The link between oxygen and health seems obvious. A lack of oxygen is linked to cancer, leukaemia, candida and epilepsy. A lack of oxygen stresses the body and limits the energy available to heal properly. Try meditation and gentle exercise to boost your oxygen levels.
The cells heal themselves by allowing oxygen.
Benefits of Elevating Oxygen
Boost concentration, enhance focus, elevate mental energy.
Enhance mental performance, memory recall, and capacity.
Greater muscular strength, and enhanced endurance.
Improve concentration, and feel more alert.
Increase fat burning and metabolic efficiency.
Reduce stress, relieve tension headaches, calm anxiety.
Recover quicker after exercise, prevent lactic acid build-up
Strengthen the immune system, improve sleep, and cleanse the blood.
Removing mucus lets oxygen in, by oxygenation-removing mucus chocking the oxygen supply. Drinking plenty of natural spring water helps the process of eliminating stagnant mucus, not to mention that you need oxygen to make water, so make sure that you stay hydrated.
Inhaling More Oxygen
Getting more oxygen into your cells is very important
Breathing: Deeper, fuller, slower breaths of fresh air (fully expand lungs and diaphragm). Go outside to refresh, relax, and oxygenate your cells. Exhale the stale air out, and take deep breaths to bring fresh air in.
Exercise: Movement needs energy, making us breathe more. training the lungs and heart by building up endurance increases oxygen efficiency.
Membranes: Oxygen enters the blood via moist air-sacs lining the lungs (alveoli). Hydration, and smoke-free lungs, enhance the efficiency of oxygen exchange on the membrane.
Nutrition: Red blood cells contain 270 million units of haemoglobin, each with iron at its core. Iron has two electrical states allowing it to pick-up and put-down oxygen (like an electromagnet). Eat Iron-Rich foods, like leafy greens, to increase your iron levels.
Unfortunately, fresh air, exercise, and hydration have minimal impact if you lack iron. Over 25% of humanity has insufficient red blood cells (anaemia), mainly due to iron deficiency. Lack of iron makes life tiring, movement draining, sleep impossible, and moods unstable-because the body cannot breathe. Also makes people who lack iron have an arched back.
See you again in two weeks.