To see my other post about COVID-19, CLICK HERE.
If you are viewing this on a mobile phone, you won't see half the resources on my blog unless you scroll down and click on "View Mobile Version" (in blue). When you do, you can see the columns to the left and right, with loads more information for people with liver disease.
I'm making this post because I've noticed there are things that people with Cirrhosis of the Liver, and people who develop COVID-19, have in common.
They both tend to experience massive amounts of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and a Cytokine Storm that can lead to MODS (Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome) and scar tissue that can kill you.... if you don't realize there are a lot of things you could do, to reduce the inflammation.
Please be sure to check out the research studies I've included on this page (there are a lot more towards the bottom). I've highlighted the most important parts in yellow.
The research I'm including is mostly about molecular hydrogen, but there are way more studies I've seen, on the therapeutic effects of the water my husband drinks (I just can't fit it all on one page).
I've done a ton of research on cirrhosis over the last 7 years, since my husband was first diagnosed (and hospitalized). I felt like I had to do an insane amount of research, because when he first got sick, we didn't have health insurance or a lot of money, so I had to figure out ways he could heal on his own.
We did get a lot of help from doctors, and we are both very grateful for that. But I also knew, from personal experience, that the most effective solutions for my own chronic conditions, almost always turned out to be shockingly simple.
It takes a lot of digging, and trial and error, to find things that really work, because the things that work the best aren't usually advertised... nor are they recommended by doctors. Doctors aren't typically allowed to recommend natural supplements to their patients.
I've been contacted by several doctors and nurses who were in a panic because they had a loved one who was dying from cirrhosis, and they felt powerless to save them with our current medical system. One doctor was shocked to see how well the medical grade antioxidant water I keep talking about, helped his brother, who'd developed hepatorenal syndrome.
I have had SO MANY instances where I've spent a lot of time money trying to fix some kind of problem with pharmaceutical drugs, only to realize that the side effects were making things much worse. But eventually, when I tried something more natural and simple... the problem began to resolve itself.
I have never been a particularly religious person, but I can't help wondering if there really could be something to the idea that God is the Ultimate Pharmacist, and what's already been given to us, in nature, is truly meant to heal us. The things that truly healed me and my huband from our chronic conditions almost always turned out to be NATURAL, and the positive effects of these things were UNDENIABLE.
I've been fortunate to hear stories from people all over the world, who were trying to heal from cirrhosis. Most people with cirrhosis experience the same general symptoms, but I learned a lot from talking to hundreds of people over the last 5 years.
If someone told me their loved ones passed away, it gave me a heartache. And it made me want to dig deeper, so that person didn't die in vain. The best thing we can do, to honor anyone who dies from a disease we haven't all figured out how to beat, is to try to figure out what could have been done differently. Why didn't they survive?
Life is precious, and we need to learn from our worst tragedies, to see how we can help others in the future. That's the whole premise for why I made this blog in the first place. It was the most awful experience, to watch my husband go through what he did (and it sucked for me, too). So it seemed like it would be a waste to keep this story to myself, if it could help other people to not go through the same thing.
When my husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis, we heard over and over again that his only option would be a transplant. We were told nothing could be done to reverse his scar tissue.... but I was skeptical.
I'd done a lot of research on scar tissue, in the past, and I knew there were things like Mederma, that were known to heal external scars. So I really felt like there had to be a way to reverse scar tissue internally, and I just needed to figure it out.
Well, as it turned out, there are a lot of things that are shown in studies, to reverse scar tissue. I just had to do a lot of digging to find them. We're very fortunate that we live in a day and age where it's easy to get access to medical studies on PubMed and Google Scholar. I was able to find over a dozen different things that, indeed, did reduce fibrosis or scar tissue. And the thing these supplements tended to have in common, is that they are ANTIOXIDANTS. And antioxidant therapy (in various forms) is being used all over the world, to help people with COVID-19 (but the US has been slow to catch up).
Since my husband was able to get a Fibroscan that proved he is no longer in the cirrhosis range, I have felt certain that there had to be things people who'd been exposed to the SARS-2 Coronavirus could do, to help themselves recover.
There were a LOT of things my husband did, to heal from cirrhosis (you can read about many of them on this blog), and one of the MAIN things he did, was to address the INFLAMMATION that goes along with the Cytokine Storm that is such a HUGE problem for people with Cirrhosis.
I can't help thinking the things that helped him, could possibly have at least some benefit for people with COVID-19.
I can't say anything he did is any kind of CURE for cirrhosis. Who knows.... maybe he and the many people who did the same things as he did, just got lucky.
But in my opinion, it was more than just luck. I've seen enough studies that show that there are a lot of things a person can do, to reduce oxidative stress, and it doesn't take a lot of research to discover that the simplest, easiest, and most effective thing we can do, to reduce oxidative stress, is to consume ANTIOXIDANTS.
Me saying antioxidants are beneficial for a person with oxidative stress, is not giving "medical advice" any more than me telling a person who says they're extremely thirsty, to go drink a glass of water. There are certain things that are extremely necessary for ANY human body to have, or it will become sick. Water is one thing. Oxygen is another. And Antioxidants are another. Your body makes them, to keep from Oxidizing (which is like rusting). Without an adequate supply of antioxidants, you'd have died a long time ago.
Given the fact that there doesn't seem to be any magic pill for COVID-19 on the horizon, I thought it was worth sharing this information. Please note that I am NOT a doctor, and I am NOT able to give medical advice. But that doesn't mean I can't share research and personal experiences with you.
It is my personal opinion that, if you develop COVID-19, it's likely there ARE things you can do, to mitigate your symptoms and improve your chances of survival.
Please know that I don't blame the individual doctors and nurses who are bravely putting their lives on the line. There's only so much they can do, when they're given a set of guidelines to follow, which are ultimately dictated by the hospital.
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I made this chart, below, to illustrate the number of deaths per 1 million people in a country's population. The statistics were taken from Worldometers.info, on April 30th, 2020.
Japan has 1/3 of our population, while China has 4x our population. The number that stands out is our percentage of deaths. The US has way more money than Thailand and the Philippines, and Japan has a much larger percentage of elderly people than the U.S.... and Italy! So in my opinion, we have no excuse for these numbers. We certainly didn't have less warning, than they did, that the Coronavirus was coming.
Please note, I purposely didn't list Italy and Spain in this chart, because I know some politicians continue to look at countries with worse statistics than we have, and use it as a way to justify where we're at. Like, well look at how bad it is in Italy... we're not doing NEARLY that bad. We could be doing way worse. Our numbers are just great.
That's like someone who smokes 3 packs of cigarettes and eats KFC every day, justifying their own behavior, because they have a cousin who shoots heroin, smokes crack and beats his wife.
Please understand that I'm not entirely knocking our healthcare system. Doctors saved my life once, and I believe they may have saved my husband's life, too, when he was hospitalized with cirrhosis. We are both very grateful for the care we received.
However, I also believe that if we'd had the right information, before either of us got sick.... we wouldn't have had to go to the hospital in the first place.
In my opinion, it is OUR ABSOLUTE RIGHT to be healthy, and to be able to heal our bodies on our own, without having to rely on a hospital for treatment. We are in a time where we've learned that we CANNOT COUNT ON hospitals to be able to treat us, because they may be at full capacity. Doctors and nurses have been dying (and having their pay cut), so in my opinion, none of us should be relying on others, to take care of us, more than we can rely on ourselves.
Our medical system is overburdened.
And some people literally cannot afford the cost of going to a hospital to treat COVID-19. Studies are showing that many people are avoiding treatment for COVID-19, because they fear it will cost too much. And people with potentially fatal conditions are avoiding the emergency room, for fear of contracting the coronavirus.
I have to state that YES you are supposed to see a doctor. So, if you're sick or think you've got the Coronavirus: PLEASE CONSULT A DOCTOR.
But now that I've said that...
I also know that there are many people who simply WILL NOT go, no matter what anyone says, either because they're afraid or they just don't have the money. So I want to share this information with these people (and anyone else who wants it). I can't give medical advice, but what I CAN do is show you lots and lots and lots of research, and let you make your own decisions about what's best for you.
It is HEARTBREAKING for me to see so many people losing their lives in the United States, while VERY LITTLE is being done to effectively address what I believe is at the CORE of the PROBLEM: OXIDATIVE STRESS AND INFLAMMATION.
There are actually a lot of other countries that do address this issue (and if you scroll down the page and read the research I've posted, highlighted in yellow, you can see it for yourself).
I don't want to give the impression that I think reducing or eliminating oxidative stress is some kind of magic bullet or easy cure. But I do absolutely believe that, if the inflammation and oxidative stress can be greatly reduced, with little to no side effects, this can GREATLY improve a person's chances of survival.
A person experiencing extreme oxidative stress, all at once, is like a person trying to fight a house on fire. Everything is going up in flames so quickly, there's not enough time to bring in the fire department, and even when they show up.... it's too late.
But if you can just "contain the fire," you can eventually get it UNDER CONTROL.
That's how it is with the human body. Every one of us has an immune system that is designed to be able to take down a virus - like, say, influenza. But it takes time. In the case of getting the flu, it typically can take a week, or a few weeks, to get over it. Your body's got a whole bunch of virus-fighting weapons in it's artillery, like your neutrophils, macrophages, T-cells, lympocytes, antibodies - everything that springs into action, to keep you protected from pathogens, needs time and RESOURCES, to CONTINUE to fight off the bad guys, and clean up the waste from the aftermath. It can't keep fighting, if your body is lacking in oxygen, nutrition, circulation, and ANTIOXIDANTS.
Pharmaceutical companies in the US tend to rush to come up with a DRUG that can fix a problem, but pharmaceuticals tend to come with side effects, that can leave a person with health issues that stay with them for the rest of their lives (it happened to me, and my husband).
If you look at this video, you'll see how Remdesivir works. When I first learned about this, I thought, GREAT! They finally came up with something! It seemed genius, how this works. But then, when I started reading about so many other things that appear to work JUST AS WELL, with no side effects... that makes me feel like, this is just another one of those things where, a ton of money is spent on treatments when it doesn't have to be like that. If we just addressed the ROOT CAUSE of the issue, early on, we wouldn't need to be hooking up people to an IV to give them Remdesivir at all. And I do have to wonder about the long term side effects of people taking a drug that could
A stealthy opponent
I think a big part of the problem with the SARS-2 coronavirus is that it multiplies so quickly, there is a LOT of waste to clean up, and this can lead to a lot of inflammation and a cytokine storm, and your body can quickly become overwhelmed by all the toxic waste that's being produced "in the battlefield" if you aren't getting enough oxygen, circulation, hydration, nutrition, and antioxidants. It can't be lacking in these critical elements AND win the battle against something like COVID-19.
I know that our healthcare workers are doing the best that they can, and they just do not have the time to do a whole lot of research on how to improve the current medical system (and even if they did, they wouldn't likely have the authority to change the way patients are treated).
Many of these workers can't even save THEMSELVES if they get sick!
As great of a nation as we are, it's becoming more and more obvious, during this COVID-19 Pandemic, that our Healthcare system is in need of some major adjustments.
Our current healthcare system is pushing these poor nurses to their breaking point, and it isn't fair to them. Something needs to change. Fast.
Again, it's not the people on front lines that I have a problem with. It's the way our entire medical system is structured. In general, it seems that the healthcare system relies way too much on pharmaceutical drugs and complex treatments (like ventilators) that have a lot of side risks and side effects that go along with the treatments. We've become so used to all this fancy equipment that costs a fortune... most people have no idea there could be better options that exist at all.
But now that we're ALL in a crisis, and every country's death rates are being tracked and compared, it's becoming more and more obvious every day, that our healthcare system leaves a lot to be desired, compared to other countries. And if you don't believe me... have a look at this chart, below. These numbers don't lie!
I compiled this list of medical studies to show you guys why I believe the water machine I keep talking about could be helpful for any person who is concerned about contracting COVID-19. Not because it's a cure or treatment, but because it provides with something that the body already makes, that it can't seem to make enough of, when it gets this nasty virus: ANTIOXIDANTS.
Can I say, 100% for sure, that I know exactly why these countries in the Pacific seem to be doing so much better than the U.S.? No, I can't. I can only present my own research and theories, and the company that makes the machine we have, makes ABSOLUTELY NO CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, to be able to prevent, treat, or cure, ANY DISEASE. Period.
But here's what I do know.
The water machine we bought is WIDELY used in Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Japanese hospitals are MANDATED TO OPERATE AS NON-PROFITS. These machines (which are certified as Medical Equipment) are an easy way for hospitals (as well as hotels, nursing care facilities and more) to reduce overall healthcare costs!
Japan has been using these machines for over 40 years in their hospitals, and they've ranked #1 in Longevity, every single year, since the World Healthcare Organization started keeping track. They have a much higher percentage of elderly people, than we do (even higher than Italy).
The water from these machines is powerful, cheap, and easy to make.
There are several types of water that come out of a machine.
One type is a powerful germ killer that's WIDELY being used in Taiwan, Japan, and other asian countries, to safely and easily disinfect surfaces on a WIDE SCALE. This stuff has been proven to kill 99.999% of pathogens it was tested on, in a lab. It's so safe, you can spray it on your face, in your eyes, in your mouth, and some countries are setting up stations for people to SHOWER in it!
Please note: It appears that NO company in the US is able to state that it can kill the most recent virus that causes COVID-19, because it's not widely available for lab testing yet. So, the EPA is approving disinfectants based on their proven capacity to kill pathogens that are harder to kill, than a coronavirus.
Coronaviruses are actually not that hard to kill, because their outer envelope can be destroyed easily. But the problem with this virus is that you just need one miscoscopic droplet in the air, to get infected, and once it hits you, it spreads easily, and once a person is infected, it causes a HUGE amount of inflammation which, if left untreated, can require major medical intervention to treat. And that's where I believe this second type of water can be extremely effective.
The other type of water our machine makes is a POWERFUL antioxidant that has an even greater ability to neutralize free radicals, even more effectively than glutathione (which can cost about $50 per ounce if you try to buy it online). Antioxidants can greatly help to reduce inflammation and the oxidative stress, that leads to the Cytokine storm, that has killed so many people in the U.S.. to date.
Unfortunately, ventilators can actually increase a patient's level of oxidative stress (but if you read the studies in yellow, further down the page, you'll see it appears there are things physicians can do to greatly increase a person's survival rate, when they go on a ventilator).
I love Dr. Berg's videos. He does a really good job of explaining what's really going on with the human body. I just wish he had mentioned the side effects that go along with hydroxychloroquine, which is what's been used to treat the inflammation associated with COVID-19. I can't tell anyone to use it or not, but it seems as if those side effects could become a major problem for some people, and if it worked for everyone, we probably wouldn't have lost so many lives in the U.S..
Common hydroxychloroquine side effects may include:
You should not use hydroxychloroquine if you are allergic to it.
Hydroxychloroquine should not be used for long-term treatment in children.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
Many people with COVID-19 have been developing liver problems (you can see a highlighted article about that if you scroll down THIS PAGE).
Oxidative stress and the cytokine storm is leaving many people with scar tissue in their lungs and liver (especially after they get off a respirator). It's going to cost us millions in healthcare, if the US doesn't find out some way to address this issue in a way that works. It's estimated that over 80% of the patients in the US, who've been put on respirators have died. In the unlikely case you haven't already seen it in the news, check out these articles:
It's heartbreaking to see videos like this, where people lost their lives very unexpectedly. We really need better treatment options going forward.
2Department of Cardiology, the General Hospital of the PLA Rocket Force, Beijing, China
3Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai, China
4 Institution of Hospital Management, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China
#Contribute equally to this work
Lihua Liu, Institution of Hospital Management, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China, @
Keywords: Hydrogen Medicine; Anti-Oxidant; Anti-Inflammation; Inflammatory Cytokine Storm; Molecular Hydrogen; Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)
The body will be in a state of stress that is caused by the excitement of the sympathetic system after invasion of these pathogens [26,27]. Therefore, oxidative stress increases the release of catecholamine . As auto-oxidation of catecholamine occurs, a large number of free radicals can be produced, accelerating formation of oxidative stress . Meanwhile, oxidative stress activates the complement system, producing a variety of chemotactic substances, such as C3 fragments, leukotrienes etc, which attract and activate neutrophils ultimately . Thus, inflammatory infiltrates develops in many corresponding organs. Furthermore, all these pathogens also stimulate the immune system continuously to launch an inflammatory response flaring out of control .
Inflammatory cell infiltration occurs when inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, plasmacytes, macrophages and mast cells infiltrate around the blood vessels (perivascular infiltration).
Proinflammatory cytokines are secreted throughout the body; these cytokines also initiate activation of inflammation cells like neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes to produce more proinflammatory cytokines [5,30]. Those cytokines and inflammation cells are reciprocal causation, developing into a cytokine storm(systemic inflammatory response syndrome)[30,31]. The term cytokine storm is used to accommodate the observation that multiple excessive inflammatory causes can induce excessive release of inflammation factors like interleukin-1, interleukin-6, interleukin-12, tumor necrosis factor-α, interferon-α, interferon-β, interferon-γ, Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 and interleukin-8 thereby leading to a disease that appears similar to sepsis [30,31]. Importantly, excessive inflammation reactions can also induce acute oxidative stress . Together, both cytokine storm and oxidative stress promote each other and induce MODS, result in high mortality rate .
Until now, numerous studies have indicated cytokine storm and oxidative stress are highly associated with the pathological process when getting infected with these viruses [32- 34]. Although cytokine storm and oxidative stress probably try to eliminate theses pathogens, they seem to generate multi-organ damage resulting in lethal clinical symptoms such as extensive pulmonary oedema, alveolar and other tissue haemorrhage, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, etc [6,7,33]. Moreover, when inflammation and oxidative stress damage tissue and organs, healing occurs with fibrosis, aggravating persistent multiple organ dysfunction . Therefore, timely elimination of these mass of cytokines and oxidative stress would presumably protect normal organs from the damaging effects of pathogen infection.
At present, there are some therapies which include vaccines and drugs such as Oseltamivir, Amantadine, Curcumin and Ribavirin, as well as S1P1R for influenza and other viral infections diseases [35-39]. However, due to the highly variable nature of these pathogens, no ideal therapy comprehensively conforms to the criteria of effective, selective, non-toxic, and tolerance-inducing anti-influenza and other viral therapy. Furthermore, studies have shown that oseltamivir can alleviate clinical diseases symptoms and reduce morbidity and mortality [40,41]. However, there are still controversies over the prevention, treatment, and tolerance effects of oseltamivir on influenza virus . Importantly, recent research showed that epistatic interactions between neuraminidase mutations promote the number of oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus populations . Moreover, the clinical application revealed oseltamivir had many adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, and an increased risk of headaches as well as renal and psychiatric syndromes . Therefore, more attention should be paid to the trade-off between benefits and drawbacks when deciding to choose oseltamivir for a therapy.
Although anti-influenza and other viral therapies have been widely studied in the past decades, no therapy can achieve the desired standards. Medical researchers have been striving hard to identify effective, novel, non-toxic, and convenient compounds to protect patients against influenza and other viral infections.
Proinflammatory cytokines including interleukin-1β , interleukin-6, Interferon-γ, intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1, inducible nitric oxide synthase, monocyte chemotactic protein 1, chemokine ligand 2 and tumor necrosis factor -α as well as Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen are the main contributors for cytokine storm[30,46-48]. Numerous studies have consistently shown that the contributors were significantly down regulated after applying hydrogen medicine therapy [10,14,26,27,41]. Besides, with the deepening biological mechanism of hydrogen research being developed, scientists gradually found that hydrogen therapy can significantly suppress many pathological signal transduction channels such as NF-κβ, MAPK, Lyn-P, and MEK-1 as well as ERK1/2 pathways and ultimately achieve the goal of recovery from many diseases [44,45,49-53]. In addition, it is worth noting that as H2 is moderate enough, it can selectively react with only hydroxyl radicals (•OH) and peroxynitrite(ONOO-), the main contributors of oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo without disturbing metabolic redox reactions . Last but not least, as H2 is an endogenous substance, the goal of better tissue compatibility than other anti-viral drugs can be achieved [54-56].
Since persistent tissue damage, MODS and high mortality rate are highly associated with oxidative stress and cytokine storm induced by influenza and other severe viral infections hydrogen can significantly reduce oxidative stress and restrain excessive production of cytokines [9,57-60]. We hypothesize that hydrogen can be potentially effective for MODS induced by influenza and other viral infectious diseases. That is to say, hydrogen may be a promising novel anti-influenza and other severe viral infections protectant. We believe work on hydrogen-based medicine for anti-viral therapy in vitro and in vivo should commence as soon as possible. In view of the outbreak, transmission, and widespread nature of these viruses, and the global issues caused by new variation pandemics threats, hydrogen medicine may give us more hope for greater survival and fewer human morbidity and mortality (Figure 1).
Promising novel therapy with hydrogen gas for emergency and critical care medicine
See full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5891106/
Hydrogen inhalation ameliorates ventilator-induced lung injuryhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/49708288_Hydrogen_inhalation_ameliorates_ventilator-induced_lung_injury
Mechanical ventilation (MV) can provoke oxidative stress and an inflammatory response, and subsequently cause ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), a major cause of mortality and morbidity of patients in the intensive care unit. Inhaled hydrogen can act as an antioxidant and may be useful as a novel therapeutic gas. We hypothesized that, owing to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, inhaled hydrogen therapy could ameliorate VILI. VILI was generated in male C57BL6 mice by performing a tracheostomy and placing the mice on a mechanical ventilator (tidal volume of 30 ml/kg without positive end-expiratory pressure, FiO(2) 0.21). The mice were randomly assigned to treatment groups and subjected to VILI with delivery of either 2% nitrogen or 2% hydrogen in air. Sham animals were given same gas treatments for two hours (n = 8 for each group). The effects of VILI induced by less invasive and longer exposure to MV (tidal volume of 10 ml/kg, 5 hours, FiO(2) 0.21) were also investigated (n = 6 for each group). Lung injury score, wet/dry ratio, arterial oxygen tension, oxidative injury, and expression of pro-inflammatory mediators and apoptotic genes were assessed at the endpoint of two hours using the high-tidal volume protocol. Gas exchange and apoptosis were assessed at the endpoint of five hours using the low-tidal volume protocol. Ventilation (30 ml/kg) with 2% nitrogen in air for 2 hours resulted in deterioration of lung function, increased lung edema, and infiltration of inflammatory cells. In contrast, ventilation with 2% hydrogen in air significantly ameliorated these acute lung injuries. Hydrogen treatment significantly inhibited upregulation of the mRNAs for pro-inflammatory mediators and induced antiapoptotic genes. In the lungs treated with hydrogen, there was less malondialdehyde compared with lungs treated with nitrogen. Similarly, longer exposure to mechanical ventilation within lower tidal volume (10 mg/kg, five hours) caused lung injury including bronchial epithelial apoptosis. Hydrogen improved gas exchange and reduced VILI-induced apoptosis. Inhaled hydrogen gas effectively reduced VILI-associated inflammatory responses, at both a local and systemic level, via its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic effects.
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Hydrogen gas reduces hyperoxic lung injury via the Nrf2 pathwayHyperoxic lung injury is a major concern in critically ill patients who receive high concentrations of oxygen to treat lung diseases. Successful abrogation of hyperoxic lung injury would have a huge impact on respiratory and critical care medicine. Hydrogen can be administered as a therapeutic medical gas. We recently demonstrated that inhaled hydrogen reduced transplant-induced lung injury and induced heme oxygenase (HO)-1. To determine whether hydrogen could reduce hyperoxic lung injury and investigate the underlying mechanisms, we randomly assigned rats to 4 experimental groups and administered the following gas mixtures for 60 hours: 98% oxygen (hyperoxia), 2% nitrogen; 98% oxygen (hyperoxia), 2% hydrogen; 98% balanced air (normoxia), 2% nitrogen; and 98% balanced air (normoxia), 2% hydrogen. We examined lung function by blood gas analysis, extent of lung injury, and expression of HO-1. We also investigated the role of NF-E2-related factor (Nrf) 2, which regulates HO-1 expression, by examining the expression of Nrf2-dependent genes and the ability of hydrogen to reduce hyperoxic lung injury in Nrf2-deficient mice. Hydrogen treatment during exposure to hyperoxia significantly improved blood oxygenation, reduced inflammatory events, and induced HO-1 expression. Hydrogen did not mitigate hyperoxic lung injury or induce HO-1 in Nrf2-deficient mice. These findings indicate that hydrogen gas can ameliorate hyperoxic lung injury through induction of Nrf2-dependent genes, such as HO-1. The findings suggest a potentially novel and applicable solution to hyperoxic lung injury, and provide new insight into the molecular mechanisms and actions of hydrogen.
Hyperoxic acute lung injury. - NCBI - NIH
Hypoxemia in patients with cirrhosis: relationship with liver failure and hemodynamic alterations.
My husband texted me during the second week of drinking water from our machine, and commented that the water actually made him feel horny (nice bonus)!
I did some research to find out why that might be so, and learned a lot : ).
The water also helps to improve the blood's viscosity - something many elderly people have a hard time with (why so many are on blood thinners). Our PEMF machine helps with that, as well. It boosts Nitric Oxide, which helps blood flow (it's also used to treat E.D. in Europe). And in addition, it boosts your body's production of mesenchymal stem cells as well. As a side note, mesenchymal cells have shown some promise in helping patients with COVID-19 - and our PEMF machine actually increases these stem cells, in a safe and gentle way (Note: the company makes NO claims to treat, cure or prevent any disease - I am just sharing information, and will gladly send you LOTS of research if you just get in touch - then, you can make your own decisions).
I want to note that some doctors are recommending Nitric Oxide, which helps improve blood flow, and want to share what I learned about Nitric Oxide and Antioxidants.
Until I discovered Medical Grade Antioxidant Water, pycnogenol was the most potent antioxidant I had ever heard of.
During a study with 40 men (25-45 years of age), L-Arginine was used on the subjects, with no pycnogenol, for the first month. Just two patients experienced normal sexual function. Then on the second month, 80 mg. of Pycnogenol was added to the L-arginine regimen, daily. 32 patients (80%) regained normal sexual function. Then, on the third month, 120 mg. of Pycnogenol was used. By the end of the trial, 37 out of the 40 patients had achieved normal sexual function.
As you can see, the L-Arginine was helpful, but it seemed to be the Pycnogenol (or the ANTIOXIDANTS) that really kicked things into gear!
Pycnogenol, a very powerful antioxidant. The reason that works so well is because antioxidants can keep the lining of your blood vessels healthy and intact, and they can help you to maintain proper vascular function. The endothelial wall lining the capillaries can become easily damaged, which can restrict blood flow. Imagine having a water park where your kids would slide down the slippery tube, but the tubes had lots of big knicks and bumps in it. Next thing you know, you'd have kids getting injured, or getting stuck in the tube, and then you'd have a backup of kids. That's kind of like how it is for your blood vessels. If things get backed up or don't flow freely, you could have a problem (lack of circulation, or a stroke). You want to keep things nice and smooth.
Men are lucky to have a "warning sign" that their vascular health may need improvement. With women, it's not nearly as obvious! I'm hoping to encourage men to get one of these machines not so much to be the biggest Stud on your block, but so you can greatly improve your cardiovascular health. My Dad passed away VERY unexpectedly from a stroke, in his early 60s, and it caught everyone by surprise. Please do what you can, to stay healthy for your family. I still miss my Dad so much.
A Powerful Pathogen Killer
Again, if you're looking for more information about the water, just CLICK HERE.
I've had conversations with people who bought machines recently, and we are all so relieved to have a machine during these uncertain times. Please note that, because of high demand for these machines, the orders are taking longer than usual to process. But if you or a loved one has COVID-19 or cirrhosis during this lockdown, I can help you get the machine expedited. Again, it's not a "treatment" or cure, but there are certain things we KNOW the body needs. Oxygen is one of them, circulation is another, and if you can find something that may help with both, I think it's worth looking into.
Because I am unable to state, for sure, that the water does anything in particular, we offer a money back guarantee on these machines. You can try it for 4 weeks, and if you don't see a noticeable improvement in how you feel, you can send it back, and I will pay for your restocking fee and the shipping back to the company. You just have to fill out a form that shows you did, indeed, drink the water, every day, and send it to me once a week (I can give you more details when you get in touch).
UPDATE: The company that makes the water machines is actually offering FREE SHIPPING right now, to help people out during this pandemic.
We look forward to speaking with you.