Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Oxygen Therapy For Weight Loss?


The chemistry sounds very straightforward. Human body fat is a combination of three elements - hydrogen, carbon and oxygen molecules (plus other substances that are stored within the fat cells).

Add extra oxygen to the body fat, and in theory it should break down into two well known substances:

  • Hydrogen & oxygen molecules (H2O - water, which enters the blood stream, goes through the kidneys and is then excreted via urination); &
  • Carbon & oxygen molecules (CO2 - carbon dioxide, which is excreted via respiration).
  • Oxygen or Ozone Therapies are used by a number of alternative medicine practitioners around the world. It is more popular in Europe than in the USA. Practitioners are also found in Canada and Mexico.

    Despite being banned in some countries and certainly debunked by large sections of the "conventional" medical profession, there is plenty of evidence that oxygen therapy produces health benefits for many conditions far cheaper, much faster and without the side effects of patent drugs.

    Oxygen therapy is usually administered in one of two ways:

  • A facial mask attached to an oxygen tank, so that the patient breaths in oxygen for many hours of the day; or
  • Daily sessions of diluted hydrogen peroxide administered via an intravenous drip.
  • Given the straightforward chemical composition of body fat discussed above, does Oxygen Therapy actually work for weight loss? I decided to contact a number of practitioners in various parts of the world and ask them if, when treating patients for other ailments using oxygen therapies, weight loss was ever seen as a side-effect of their treatment.

    All the doctors who replied responded that no such weight loss factor has ever been observed that they could credit to the oxygen therapy itself, and not the condition they were treating.

    It seems that empirical evidence to support the theory that oxygen therapy could reduce body fat into the easily excreted H2O and CO2 is lacking.

    Still, not everyone is convinced. The chemistry appears fine on paper, so something is missing in the implementation. Finding that missing factor could be crucial in the battle of the bulge, the quest for weight loss, and conquering obesity.

    Books have been written promoting special breathing techniques for weight loss. Although there are sceptics, there are also many people around the world who swear by the success they have achieved in losing weight via these breathing techniques.

    The theory behind these breathing techniques is not merely due to the intake of the oxygen, but that the human body's metabolic process expels waste matter, including carbon dioxide, when we breath out. Our air intake is higher in oxygen than what we expire, and we breath out more carbon dioxide than we breath in.

    The breathing technique therefore seeks to encourage and maximize the expulsion of carbon dioxide from our bodies - carbon dioxide that is the waste matter created when the oxygen dissolves body fat.

    Personally, I must admit to being impressed though not thoroughly convinced. It is quite reasonable to assume that the people who are disciplined enough to follow this breathing technique diligently for several weeks or months are probably motivated enough to also be doing other things (dietary, psychologically, etc.) that will be causing the weight loss.

    Still, it fits the basic (unproven) theory that adding oxygen to body fat should result in weight loss. Furthermore, it is harmless, so long as adequate dietary intake of antioxidant vitamins and minerals are being consumed. Whether the actual results are from the technique itself or of a more psychosomatic nature is immaterial if it works, is free and available to all, and has no adverse side effects.

    By all means, add these deep breathing exercises to your overall toolbox of synergistic weight loss treatments.

    Still, there is one more form of oxygen therapy (not usually recognized as such) that even the sceptics would have trouble disputing.

    It is more commonly called exercise. More accurately, aerobic exercise. (Aerobic simply means "air breathing".) It is exercise that makes you huff and puff, deepening your breathing. It is and always has been one of the most fundamental parts of any successful weight loss program.

    Trevor Johnson is a Masters qualified researcher cum electronic publisher with over twenty years personal experience in the battle against obesity. Objective information and the pros and cons of many types of weight loss therapies is found athis "Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity" site:http://www.DietWords.com


    MORE RESOURCES:

    The News-Press

    Tell Mel: Weight loss underwear, microchips and OtterBox
    The News-Press
    Let's hope no one really believed caffeine-infused underpants would help you lose weight. But if you did, and you purchased Wacoal's iPants or Norm Thompson Outfitters' Lytess-brand shapewear, then you may be getting your money back. The Federal ...
    Caffeine-infused underwear not a weight loss aid, US regulators sayFox News
    Regulators Crack Down on Caffeinated Underpants for Weight LossMediaite
    Caffeine in undergarments fails on its weight loss promisehelpmeoutDOC News - A consistent flow of medical news
    TheBlaze.com
    all 195 news articles »


    Weight Loss Surgery With Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina
    WNCN
    Dr. Jon Bruce of Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina explains how weight loss surgery can help patients lose weight. My Carolina TodayMore>> · Actor Johnny Whitaker To Perform "To Kill A Mockingbird" at Judson Theatre · Actor Johnny Whitaker To ...



    Social media driver behind weight loss
    Arizona Daily Wildcat
    Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition contestant Bruce Pitcher from Salt Lake City, lost over 200 pounds on the show and is now an expert on nutrition and fitness and said social media has played a huge role in his success, so much so that he developed ...



    Does Gov. Chris Christie have a softer edge?
    CBS News
    Christie also discussed his weight loss and the attention he has received for it. "I had a guy just the other day, and he was significantly overweight. And he was talking to me about it. And we were walking down the stairs, and he says, 'So come on ...

    and more »


    Eurweb.com

    EJ Johnson's Weight Loss Surgery — Find Out What He Received!
    Wetpaint
    We know what you may be thinking when you first read the headline that #RichKids of Beverly Hills star EJ Johnson recently underwent weight loss surgery: Isn't he a little young for something that extreme? Sure, 22-year-old EJ — the son of legendary ...
    Magic Johnson's Son EJ Had Weight Loss Surgery in AugustEurweb.com
    EJ Johnson Receives Weight Loss Surgery to "Work Towards Becoming the ...E! Online
    Magic Johnson's son, EJ, got weight loss surgery: Says it is not an easy way outExaminer.com
    Cocoafab -People Magazine -Entertainment Tonight
    all 21 news articles »


    Life Lessons: 5 bizarre weight loss tricks
    WFMZ Allentown
    Experts predict if obesity rates stay consistent, by 2030 more than half of Americans will be obese. Most of us know about traditional diet and exercise routines, but what about things we don't do? Things like sniffing an apple?



    Is 'Biggest Loser'-Style Weight Loss Healthy?
    U.S. News & World Report (blog)
    Do "Biggest Loser" contestants maintain their weight loss, and is such a method of dropping pounds even healthy? By Yoni Freedhoff Sept. 30, 2014 | 7:00 a.m. EDT + More. The scream-at-desperate-people television juggernaut known as "The Biggest Loser" ...

    and more »


    Pedestrian TV

    Snapchat hit by weightloss spam scam
    BBC News
    Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site has said it was not the victim of a hack. User profiles were used to send out advertisements for a weightloss site. It's not clear how many people have been affected ...
    Snapchat Plagued by Weight Loss Spam, Denies HackVPN Creative

    all 11 news articles »


    Weight-Loss Programs for Surgery Patients
    Wall Street Journal
    An estimated 18 million of the 78.6 million obese adults in the U.S. are eligible for surgical weight-loss procedures, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Between 2011 and 2013, more than a half-million patients had ...

    and more »


    Win $500 in Keeler Weight Loss Contest
    WIBX AM 950
    First News with Keeler in the Morning is in the midst of a weight loss challenge and that could mean $500 in cash for you, compliments of our sponsor, Joe and Andrew Hobika of the Hobika Law Firm on Genesee Street in Utica! We did the first weigh-in ...


    Google News


    Advertisement



    Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

    Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.