One thing I forgot to mention in the original article about living in a sealed box is the chemicals and toxins that are trapped inside the sealed box and that we breathe into our lungs. About 20 years ago, I helped build two non-toxic homes. The houses were built with real wood. There was no plywood, particle board, foam insulation, construction adhesives, or carpet. At the time I thought it was a little ridiculous unless someone was very allergic to chemicals. Now that I realize the importance of fresh clean air, I realize the wisdom in a non-toxic place to live. In a sealed house, chemicals and toxins are in the air from: carpet, carpet padding, upholstered furniture, paint, particle board kitchen cabinets, particle board tables, particle board bedroom furniture, drywall (especially Chinese drywall), plywood, flake board, construction adhesives, etc.
A friend of ours, Ken Matich, mentioned in response to this article that cancer grows in the absence of oxygen. I did a little further research and this is what I found. In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg, was awarded a Nobel Prize for his discovery that cancer was caused by the cell’s normal oxygen respiration with oxygen-deficient respiration. Dr. Warburg stated "Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar."
Several other quotes by Dr. Warburg:
"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception."
"Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous."
See also http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/nutrition/sugar.htm
These findings highlight the importance of us getting plenty of fresh air and oxygen for our health. Dr. Alexander Beddoe, one of Carey Reams’s students said that one of the best ways to increase our body’s intake of oxygen is to sing or play the harmonica several times a day. He said that it is not the inhaling that is important, but the controlled release of the air that helps the lungs take the oxygen out of the air. The last several months our family has been singing at breakfast and lunch whenever it works out. The children have learned to sing parts and it is fun singing in four part harmony standing in a tight circle in the kitchen, or sitting around the table, blending our voices together. We joke that the hymnals (songbooks) are our eating utensils for getting our food from the air.
On the healingdaily.com web site, one of the ways that they mentioned that a person can increase the amount of oxygen in their body is to put a pint to one quart of 5% hydrogen peroxide in the bath water and soak in it. When I mentioned this to our son Joel, he said that yesterday when he was at Lancaster Ag, he saw containers with 35% hydrogen peroxide and asked them what it was used for. One of the uses is to use it instead of chlorine in swimming pools. I have been wanting something different for our pool than chlorine. This may be an ideal solution. The pool would then be an oxygen therapy in addition to its other benefits, without the harmful effects of the chlorine. The use of oxygen in bath water to increase oxygen levels is an indication that our skin does absorb oxygen. To see more about the use of hydrogen peroxide in swimming pools, go to:
One of our customers, Becky Berez, highly recommended the book Health and Light by John Ott. This book was also highly recommended by Dr. Beddoe. I ordered the book and look forward to reading it this winter.
Another friend our ours, Esther Smith, mentioned the dangers of cancer causing chemicals that are released from plastic food containers. She had the students in her chemistry class do a project on food and plastics. She said this:
"Plastics and food are a scary combination. Plastics tend to leach chemicals … particularly old, heated, and/or scratched plastics. Using plastic containers to hold food with liquids cannot be good for health. Older people have old Tupperware they are still using. Too many people do not recognize the seriousness of heating plastics in a microwave or reusing scratched plastic containers for food."