Hydrogen peroxide therapy is
not new. It has been around since 1929 when doctors had no
antibiotics available. It was first reported by Dr. T. H. Oliver in
Lancet, The British Medical Journal! (Oliver TH, Cantab BC and
Murphy DV. Influenza / Pneumonia: The Intravenous Injection
of Hydrogen Peroxide, Lancet 1, 1920:432-433.) Antibiotics were
discovered twenty four (24) years later.
Charles Farr, MD is generally
considered to be the pioneer and father of oxidative medicine in the
United States. He took patients dying from influenza pneumonia and
gave them hydrogen peroxide therapy. Almost half of those patients
lived. Influenza killed 30-40 million people worldwide and actually
stopped World War 1 because the world was sick.
Remember that this is a
treatment that predates antibiotics! We are also currently losing
our effectiveness of antibiotics. This occurred as early as two
years after penicillin was discovered and began being used. So, this
treatment is certainly worth your consideration as it worked then
and works now.
Hydrogen peroxide is a
natural substance manufactured in all of our bodies. It is a product
of what is called intermediary metabolism in the body and it
participates in a significant number of biochemical reactions in the
body. However, when we infuse hydrogen peroxide into your vein, the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers this natural substance
to be a “drug”. As such, the FDA considers its use in an intravenous
form to be experimental. This does not mean that the
procedure is illegal or dangerous or harmful-just unproven to the
FDA. Aspirin, our old friend, is also an unproven drug to the FDA
but it has been around for over 100 years now. As the procedure is
not approved by the FDA your insurance company will not pay for the
In hydrogen peroxide therapy
we are interested in the redox (oxidative-reduction) reactions
involved. This is the chemical reaction whereby electrons are
removed (called oxidation) from chemicals in the body being oxidized
and transferred to other atoms which are being reduced(reduction).
The body causes a rapid reduction of hydrogen peroxide to water and
oxygen-the two components which actually compose hydrogen peroxide-
by an enzyme called catalase. This enzyme is found in most body
Catalase is the enzyme which
is of the oxidative-reductase class which catalyzes(breaks down) the
reaction of hydrogen peroxide plus water to oxygen plus two water
molecules. Catalase is found in nearly all cells and organs and acts
as a catalyst in the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. When
hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with catalase, the catalase
enzyme breaks down the hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water. This
increased presence of oxygen creates the oxidative reactions which
chemically increase the positive charges on an atom or the loss of
negative charges. Most biological oxidations are accomplished by the
removal of a pair of hydrogen atoms (dehydrogenation) from a
molecule. Such oxidations must be accompanied by reduction of an
acceptor molecule (Dorland’s Medical Dictionary-27th
The aim of this increase in
oxidative reactions in the body is to help regulate tissue repair,
cellular respiration, immune functions, the energy system, most
hormone systems and the production of cytokines. Cytokines are
no-antibody proteins released by one cell population on contact with
specific antigens which then act as intercellular mediators to
generate the increase in immune response. This is the body’
mechanism of self-help and improved immunity or resistance to
The oxidation created in the
body by hydrogen peroxide therapy changes the chemistry of the body
from reduction reactions and acid pH to oxidative reactions and
basic pH. This creates theoretically more oxygen than that of a very
expensive hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Many medical studies
demonstrate that hydrogen peroxide therapy stimulates the immune
system, kills a dozen different pathogenic bacteria and many viruses
as well as many yeast and fungi. It helps to improve circulation and
helped to clear arteries like chelation does in our experience.
Debris deep in the lungs has the ability to be expelled instead of
chronically being stored as the chemistry of the body changes. Many
chronic pains are relieved for as yet unknown reasons.
Emphysema, asthma and chronic
lung disease respond very well to hydrogen peroxide therapy. You
will end up coughing up the debris at the base of your lungs. You
will end up coughing more instead of less for awhile. However, that
is what you want to do to clean out your lungs of all the debris
from our dirty environment. It may take several treatments for this
to occur or it may occur on the first treatment.
Many patients find that their
blood pressure is actually brought down to a better level with
hydrogen peroxide. The reason is yet unknown. However, we have a lot
of unknowns in medicine despite our current trend toward evidence
The normal course of therapy
for lung problems is weekly for at least ten treatments over a
period of ten weeks. Remember, that lung disease is a chronic
problem. Do not expect any treatment to work instantly. Chronic
problems require chronic treatment.
Hydrogen peroxide can help
change the pH of the system so that the body can better fight cancer
cells also. This is considered by many to be controversial.
However, cancer cells don’t like the extra oxygen created with
hydrogen peroxide therapy. They also don’t like the change of the
acid base chemistry since the pH of the body returns to normal.
Cancer cells seem to survive better in an acid media.
With hydrogen peroxide
therapy, the acid media of cancer is gradually changed toward normal
basic pH of the body (7.35-7.45). The oxidation created in the body
by hydrogen peroxide changes the chemistry of the body from
reduction reactions and an acid pH to oxidative reactions and a more
basic pH-more nearly normal.
Other types of problems
respond to hydrogen peroxide therapy as well. Each problem has to be
handled individually. Sometimes, a combination of hydrogen peroxide
therapy and chelation usually works best. Each case must be
individually evaluated. Remember all these problems are chronic.
Short therapy does not work!
Acute problems such as colds
or flu may respond in as little as one to two treatments.
Nutritional supplements are a
necessary fact of life today. They are necessary for your health and
recovery from disease. What you need will be discussed with you on
an individual basis. Supplements are not optional!
What are the risks involved
with hydrogen peroxide therapy? The most common side effect with any
IV (intravenous) therapy is vein inflammation and some pain with the
infusion at the site of the needle or the vein. You may also
experience vasculitis and / or thrombophlebitis. Sometimes this goes
away in twenty minutes and other times the needle location has to be
changed. An occasional patient may experience chest discomfort
including a shortness of breath feeling. We slow the infusion rate
down when this occurs and just wait and observe. Usually nothing
else needs to be done.
Occasionally patients may
experience a feeling of chills as hydrogen peroxide is an exothermic
reaction (gives off heat) which decreases the body temperature on a
short-term basis. Part of this reaction is included in what is known
as a Herxheimer reaction. It is perfectly normal.
Whatever your problem if you
choose to consider hydrogen peroxide therapy, you must be seen by
Dr. Resk first for an examination and evaluation..
Sometimes, depending on the
condition, we can start you on hydrogen peroxide immediately. If the
problem is chronic or serious we will need some lab work drawn prior
to initiation of any treatment.
Below are comments from
"Quackpot Watch's" consumer advocate Tim Bolen.
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Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
Big Pharma's "quackbuster," operation went into
overdrive a few months ago trying to find a story, any story, to
take the heat off Merck's mass murder of over 55,000 Americans with
their deadly "Vioxx" product. Merck had been caught
spending over 500 million dollars to mass market Vioxx after they
were well aware, and took steps to cover up, Vioxx's deadly
As yet, no arrests have been made of the
Merck executives involved - or of the US Food & Drug (FDA)
agents involved in the cover-up.
Now, we know, that the Vioxx number is closer to
139,000. And, still no arrests.
The "quackbusters" we know, are Big
Pharma's "black-ops," a program designed, and operated, to
damage, and discredit, in any way possible, anything that competes
with the drugs drugs, and more drugs version of health care.
It is currently run out of a New York ad agency.
The story the New York ad agency came up with was
PATHETIC. They attacked South Carolina MD Jim Shortt, falsely
claiming that he had, somehow (not well explained), killed a patient
using an intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy.
You can read about the attack by clicking
on "The Long Story About Jim
The attack on Shortt was so poorly thought out, it was
almost as though it had been designed by failed MD Stephen Barrett,
the author of the website called
"quackwatch.com." "Quackwatch" we know is the
"quackbuster's" bible, itself designed
to misdirect readers, and misrepresent health alternatives to drugs,
drugs, and more drugs.
Big Pharma's plan, in the Shortt case, started out
relatively well, but soon fell on hard times. As usual,
the "quackbusters" sought to pick on
someone who, they thought, couldn't defend themselves - like Jim
Shortt MD. Shortt, a solo practitioner in the South
Carolina economy, would have had overwhelming problems dealing with
the assault against him if he hadn't had three things going for him,
all of which are turning the tide: (1) A VERY good
patient support system. (2) Instant support and
assistance from his peers (ICIM & IOMA) (3) Humungous
support from one of his patient's husband - a State Senator and
partner in one of South Carolina's largest law firms.
Things don't look all that good for this quackbuster
About the Media Assault...
One of the usual tricks the "quackbusters" use is to create "bad
media," for their target The New York ad agency
specializes in this. They did this in the Shortt case - but we
just might have been able to counter their efforts this time.
We'll find out, tonight, just how well we were able to do this.
In South Carolina, the "quackbusters" had an "inside
man," in the local newspaper. Cliff LeBlanc, a writer for
"The State" newspaper has a unusual fondness for
quackbuster attorney Richard Gergel. Gergel is listed as a
legal advisor to "quackwatch.com." A few years ago, in
one of the strangest articles I've ever heard of, LeBlanc praised
Gergel so outlandishly, locals had to wonder...
LeBlanc, in his first articles about Jim Shortt, was
so blatantly prejudiced, and wild-eyed, against alternatives,
I wondered if his articles were actually written by the New York ad
agency, itself. Based, on Leblanc's sensationalism, the New
York times picked up the story, then CBS's "60 Minutes"
called. Then the Associated Press.
And off we were..
You can laugh off the bigoted and shoddy reporting of
the "Cliff LeBlancs" of the world, and their backwater
newspapers - but you better take the New York Times, "60 Minutes,"
and the Associated Press completely seriously.
Tonight, at 8:00 PM on CBS, we'll see how well we did
to counter the "quackbuster's" construction. The
"60 Minutes" Producer called me this morning - and said
"tonight's the night.". Let's see what
- Consumer Advocate
This "Millions of Health
Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health
and Medicine" on Planet Earth. Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with
extensive knowledge of the activities of a subversive organization
calling itself the "quackbusters," and that organization's attempts
to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health modalities that
compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health
dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities,
battles, politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health
Freedom Movement" against the "quackbusters" It details "who the
quackbusters are, what they are, where they are operating, when they
appear, and how they operate - and how easy it is to beat
information on the "Battle between Health and Medicine" go to:
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