Friday, October 24, 2008

Oxygen Spas

I am just getting in from an incredible intense total-package Oxygen therapy session at Lifesource O2 Oxygen Spa Bar at Bloor and Jane, Toronto's only oxygen bar. I had everything done!! ..and it was great!'': I inhaled concentrated oxygen through a nasal cannula, twice, at least 20 minutes before and after the other treatments. I had an oxygenated foot bath, a foot rub, a shiatsu treatment, then the best- the oxygen bath, you get immersed into this machine that you sit in with only your head out and it alternatively steams and oxygenizes you.. it was so great!! ..and then you can open the towels a bit around your neck to steam your face for an amazing feeling facial.

I am feeling so detoxified. ..actually feeling a deep shiver, and my nose is slightly dripping, and very slightly headachy sometimes.. but I have been having an intense green juice/E3Live day too. & I feel like sleeping..
But, I am going to Montreal tomorrow and want to make sure I post before going. Its an intense spiritual weekend that I am even a little nervous/excited about. Especially right after that last what I feel was an emotional/spiritual detox that I just went through.. and now here I am heading right back into it. Just how far can the soul progress in one lifetime.. how quickly can we peel the layers of the onion.. I am here to find out (& report back to you! )

Ahhh... It's a beautiful life!

Scientists now also agree that oxygen plays a powerful and primary role in our overall health and well-being. A growing number of researchers agree that the best way to improve health may be related to the optimum oxygenation of every cell.

All metabolic processes in the body are regulated by oxygen. Our brains process billions of bits of information each second. Our metabolic processes work to rid our bodies of waste and toxins. ..and 80% of all our metabolic energy production is created by oxygen! Our abilities to think, feel and act require oxygen-related energy production. Oxygen also plays a vital role in proper metabolic functions, blood circulation, the assimilation of nutrients, digestion and the elimination of cellular and metabolic wastes. Sufficient oxygen helps the body in its ability to rebuild itself and maintain a strong and healthy immune system.

The good news is that raw fruits and vegetables are high in oxygen with as much as 50% of the weight of these foods made up of oxygen. The percentage of oxygen in fats is less than 15% while the percentage of oxygen in protein is between 20% and 40%, depending on the protein's amino acid profile. Dense food compounds, such as fats and proteins, are not only low in oxygen content, but also require extra oxygen from the body to convert them into energy which further depletes the body's oxygen reserves. Other oxygen-robbing foods include processed sugar, white flour, alcohol and caffeinated drinks. The body has to divert needed oxygen from primary metabolic functions, such as heartbeat, blood flow, brain function and immune response, just to oxidize and metabolize these foods.

The more our cells are saturated with stabilized oxygen the lower is the wear and tear that occurs in the body. Hence, oxygen is one of the most important anti-aging substances.

Any excessive stress, including a heavy workload, traumatic or intense events in your life, prolonged depression and anxiety, can rob the body of huge amounts of its much-needed oxygen. Emotional stress produces adrenaline and adrenaline-related hormones, requiring the body to draw on its oxygen reserves for their production and eventual oxidation. Infection also depletes the body's oxygen, which is used to combat bacteria.

Individuals with chronically acidic systems also use up oxygen reserves. This can lead to a cycle of toxin accumulation and oxygen depletion. One way in which the body combats excess acidity is by trying to neutralize it with oxygen. To do so, it must continually divert oxygen away from its primary metabolic functions and direct it toward the acidic cells and tissues.

When body oxygen falls to extremely low levels for prolonged periods of time, the body can become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and other infectious agents. When the oxygen content of the body is within a normal level, infectious microorganisms have a more difficult time breeding and multiplying.

Cancer attacks every organ in our body, except the heart because of its abnormal supply of oxygen.
"Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body's cells by an anaerobic (i.e., oxygen-deficient) cell respiration."
~Dr. Otto Warburg - Two-time Nobel Laureate & Winner of the Nobel Prize for Cancer Research

Studies have revealed that 200 years ago the oxygen levels in the atmosphere was about 36-38%. At Present the earth’s atmosphere is at a 19% concentration level of oxygen. In some areas that are heavily industrialized, which have high levels of pollution, the oxygen level is often as low as 9%.

The level of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere has been seriously depleted due to various factors, such as: the industrial revolution; the carbon-based fuels we use; and the depletion of large tracts of oxygen generating forest areas. According to scientific studies, it has been shown that the concentration level of oxygen in the atmosphere is being depleted by 0.8% about every fifteen years or thereabouts.

Get Oxygenated - Eat Raw, Exercise lots and visit your local Oxygen Bar for an incredible detox/oxygenation/rejeuvenation session.

Pics by Zena Holloway


Kristen's Raw said...

Wow, I love love love those pics. So cool!

And, I love Raw food :)


Robin 'Keiko' Gregory said...

Thanks Kristen! Cheers!