Breath and Overcoming
"Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health."
Dr. Andrew Weil
chronic pain, suffering, and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell
level.” Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, M.D., author "The Textbook on Medical
Oxidation is the source of life. Its lack causes impaired health or disease, its
cessation, death." Dr.
F. M. Eugene Blass, PH.D.: author, "Oxygen Therapy: Its Foundation Aim Results"
all serious disease states we find a concomitant low oxygen state...Low oxygen
in the body tissues is a sure indicator for disease...Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen
in the tissues, is the fundamental cause for all degenerative disease. Oxygen is
the source of life to all cells.”
Stephen Levine, Renowned Molecular Biologist and Geneticist Author, "Oxygen
Deficiency: A Concomitant to All Degenerative Illness"
"Cells undergoing partial oxygen starvation send out tiny panic signals which
are collectively felt in the body as a continuous vague sensation of uneasiness,
dread or disaster. This low level generalized warning tends to get tuned out as
mere "background noise" by the individual experiencing it. Or, it is attributed
to other sources of uneasiness...." People rarely suspect that the constant
vague feelings of helplessness, fatigue....uneasiness are symptoms of cellular
oxygen deprivation." From the Townsend Letter
"Starved of oxygen the body will become ill, and if this persists it will die, I
doubt if there is an argument about that.” Dr. John Muntz,
"Breathing is the key that unlocks the whole catalog of advanced biological
function and development. Is it any wonder that it is so central to every aspect
of health? Breathing is the first place, not the last, one should look when
fatigue, disease, or other evidence of disordered energy presents itself.
Breathing is truly the body's most basic communication system." Sheldon Saul
Hendler, MD, PhD OXYGEN BREAKTHROUGH, Pg 96
"Simply put, disease is due to a deficiency in the oxidization process of the
body, leading to an accumulation of the toxins. These toxins would ordinarily be
burned in normal metabolic functioning." Dr.
"Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological energy that can result in
anything from mild fatigue to life-threatening disease. The link between
insufficient oxygen and disease has now been firmly established.” Dr. W.
Spencer Way, from the Journal of the American Association of Physicians
study on the treatment of asthma patients conducted by researchers John Goyeche,
Dr. Ago, and Dr. Ikemi, suggests that any effective treatment should address
suppressed emotions - such as anxiety and self-image - as well as the physical
dimension. To achieve this, they encourage correction of poor posture, and
helping the person relax the irrelevant respiratory muscles while restoring full
diaphragmatic breathing. They also recommended finding ways for getting rid of
excess mucus. The good news is that a well rounded breath practice will do all
Farhi, THE BREATHING BOOK, Pg. 207
relationship between breathing and blood pressure has been known and understood
for a long time. It boils down to this: Elevated blood pressure accompanies
those bodily states where rapid shallow breathing prevails. By altering
breathing to a slow diaphragmatic mode, blood pressure decreases."
Robert Fried, PhD THE BREATH CONNECTION, Pg. 152.
hypothesize that routinely applied short sessions of slow and regular breathing
can lower blood pressure (BP)."
Grossman E, Grossman A, Schein MH,
Zimlichman R, Gavish B.Internal Medicine D, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer,
first discovery was made by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg, Director of the
Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology in Berlin. He confirmed that the key
precondition for the development of cancer is a lack of oxygen at the cellular
Nathaniel Altman- OXYGEN HEALING THERAPIES, Pg. 66.
"Lack of oxygen clearly plays a major role in causing cells to become
Harry Goldblatt, Journal of Experimental Medicine
"Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen
respiration of the body's cells by an anaerobic (ie. oxygen-deficient) cell
is a condition within the body where the oxidation has become so depleted that
the body cells have degenerated beyond physiological control. Similarly, the
true cause of allergy is lowered the oxidation process within the body, causing
the affected individual to be sensitive to foreign substances entering the body.
Only when the oxidation mechanism is restored to its original high state of
efficiency can the sensitivity be eliminated."
Two-time Nobel Laureate,
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Cancer Research
Dr. Wendell Hendricks Research Foundation
"Many healings of other physical troubles have occurred in my clients after they
started to integrate breathing practices into their lives. There is a simple but
encompassing reason that may explain this. The human body is designed to
discharge 70% of its toxins through breathing. Only a small percentage of toxins
are discharged through sweat, defecation and urination. If your breathing is not
operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins
Hendricks, PhD CONSCIOUS BREATHING, Pg. 17.
of the most overlooked benefits of extra oxygen in the tissues is their ability
to detoxify more efficiently".
Dr. Kurt W. Donsbach, D.C., N.D., Educator, Scientist, Author, Lecturer,
Consultant; author of "Super Health". "Oxygen-Oxygen-Oxygen", and over 50
publications on health and nutrition.
"Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is
the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins." Ed
McCabe, author "Oxygen Therapies, A New Way of Approaching Disease" (1988).
"Coronary heart disease is due to a lack of oxygen received by the heart."
"...healthy breathing should be the first thing taught to a heart patient. A
Dutch Study conducted by a doctor named Dixhoorn, compared two groups of heart
attack patients. The first group was taught simple diaphragmatic breathing,
while the second group was given no training in breathing. The breathing group
had no further heart attacks, while 7 of the 12 members of the second group had
second heart attacks over the next 2 years. Gay Hendricks, PhD.
CONSCIOUS BREATHING, Pg. 16.
lack of oxygen (hypoxia) is the prime cause of 1.5 million heart attacks each
Dr. Richard Lippman, renowned researcher
"Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the functioning of the immune system." Dr.
Parris M. Kidd, Ph.D. author, "Antioxidant Adaption"
"Jack Shield, MD, a lymphologist from Santa Barbara, CA, conducted a study on
the effects of breathing on the lymphatic system. Using cameras inside the body,
he found that deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulated the cleansing of the lymph
system by creating a vacuum effect which sucked the lymph through the
bloodstream. This increased the rate of toxic elimination by as much as 15 times
the normal pace." J. Shields, MD Lymph, Lymph
Glands, and Homeostasis, 25 No. 4, Dec 92, Pg.147-153
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