Breathing, oxygenation and clean air
Dr. Otto Warburg, twice Nobel Laureate, awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1931 for his research on cellular respiration, writes, “The growth of cancer cells is initiated by a relative lack of oxygen. Cancer cannot live in an oxygen-rich environment… Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (i.e., oxygen deficient) cell respiration.”
Poor Oxygenation: “Some causes of poor oxygenation include a buildup of carcinogens and other toxins within and around cells, which blocks and then damages the cellular oxygen respiration mechanism. Clumping up of red blood cells [caused by improper diet & overeating] slows down the bloodstream and restricts flow into capillaries [the end capillaries are just large enough to allow one blood cell to enter], which also causes poor oxygenation. Even lack of the proper building blocks for cell walls, essential fatty acids, restricts oxygen exchange.” And according to Dr. Johanna Budwig, ingestion of processed fats such as hydrogenated and heat-damaged transfats have a directly asphyxiating (choking) effect on cells.
And did you know that plants are very effective air purifiers, removing pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and even dust? . Surround yourself with plants – studies have shown that patients in hospitals experience shorter recovery times when plants are present (from wolvertonenvironmental.com/air.htm).
Incidentally and interestingly, according to a detailed theory posited by K.P. Buteyko, extended deep breathing is damaging to health, quote: “The deep respiration during which the rate of CO2 exhalation from the organism somewhat exceeds the rate of its accumulation in the tissues, develops into a respiratory alkalosis characterised by the decrease in CO2 and the increase in pH.” You are advised to further research this subject before engaging in any deep breathing exercises.