Oxygen … we all need it to survive.
It’s the basic fuel for cell metabolism.
Cut back on oxygen and all of your cell processes slow down. And your risk of illness and disease goes up.
So, are you getting enough of it?
Probably not. That’s why I recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to my patients.
While hyperbaric oxygen chambers are best known for treating decompression sickness (“the bends”) in divers, I’ve long believed that they have far more extensive health benefits … especially when it comes to anti-aging therapies.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, allowing your lungs to intake far more oxygen than would otherwise be possible.
Your body needs an adequate supply of oxygen to function properly. And when you suffer tissue damage, it needs even more oxygen to survive.
That’s why it’s important to increase the amount of oxygen your blood is able to carry to promote healing and restoration.
I recently told readers of my Confidential Cures newsletter how Dutch doctors essentially brought dead brain tissue back to life by flooding the cells with oxygen.1
Doctors in Israel tested hyperbaric oxygen therapy on traumatic brain injuries. HBOT led to significant gains in brain function – even as long as five years after an injury. And scans showed it boosted overall brain activity.2
Some animal studies even suggest hyperbaric oxygen therapy may slow – and even reverse – the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.3
There’s also evidence that HBOT can slow some cancers.4
Besides those benefits, patients at my anti-aging clinic will soon see how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also help rejuvenate their skin.
Wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin all stem from weak collagen structure in your skin. And all of this can improve when you increase oxygen supply to your skin cells.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also reduce the damage associated with sun exposure. Japanese scientists exposed animals to intense UVB radiation. The animals that received HBOT had less skin damage and fewer wrinkles than those that did not.5
So, what are some easy ways to increase your oxygen intake?
First, you can take Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo helps enhances oxygen utilization and improves oxygen levels in the body.
Second, you can boost your oxygen levels with my PACE exercise program. PACE is specifically designed to give you more oxygen where you need it. You might be getting enough oxygen in your blood … but is it getting to your tissues and cells? PACE makes sure it does.
Finally, if you have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, I strongly recommend it as a way of ensuring that your body gets the optimal oxygen levels it needs to look and feel more youthful.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD
1. Dai, J., et al, “Recovery of axonal transport in ‘dead neurons’,” Lancet. Feb 14, 1998; 351(9101): 499-500.
2. Boussi-Gross, R., et al, “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve post-concussion syndrome years after mild traumatic brain injury – randomized prospective trial,” PLoS One. Nov 15, 2013; 8(11): e79995.
3. Tian, X., et al, “Hyperbaric oxygen and Ginkgo Biloba extract inhibit A?25-35-induced toxicity and oxidative stress in vivo: a potential role in Alzheimer’s disease,” Int J Neurosci. Oct 2012; 122(10): 563-569.
4. Moen, I. and Stuhr, L.E., “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and cancer–a review,” TargetOncol. Dec 2012; 7(4): 233-242.
5. Kawada, S., et al, “Increased oxygen tension attenuates acute ultraviolet-B-induced skin angiogenesis and wrinkle formation,” American Journal of Physiology. Aug 1 2010: 299(2): R694-R701.