Alesandra Slone – Health Advisor
Abundant energy day to day in your life indicates optimum health. Do we not measure our health by how much energy we feel day to day? Have you wondered where your daily energy comes from? The answer may surprise you! No, it is not from our foods or our exercise habits but from how much oxygen you take into your body from deep breathing. In fact, over half of your 100% available energy comes from how you breathe!
Here are the facts to ponder: You cannot survive more than minutes without breathing. Compare this to fasting from foods for long periods of time. Disease of any kind cannot survive in the body when the cells are properly full of oxygen.
When under stress as most of us are today your available air is diminished. The air we all breathe contains less oxygen because of increasing pollution. In fact our air used to contain 20% oxygen and now only 10%. As a result, it is virtually impossible for us to inhale the amount of oxygen we need to effectively fight off diseases.
Even as we continue to pollute our air, we are also cutting down trees locally, and in the rain forests at alarming rates. Trees breathe in the carbon dioxide we breathe out, and they provide oxygen in return. Fewer trees mean less oxygen for us to breathe.
Tap water, which most people consume and not enough of it to flush stored toxins which are over-loading their systems, contains little oxygen because it travels through pipes, never being exposed to air and is treated with high levels of chlorine, which removes oxygen.
Our overcooked over processed foods drastically reduces the amount of oxygen content in the food. Fast food and food that is manufactured to have a long shelf life are oxygen deficient.The only foods high in oxygen are raw uncooked foods.
Finally, the over-prescription of antibiotics also have detrimental effects on the body’s oxygen level because these drugs, wreak havoc on the oxygen producing aerobic bacteria in the digestive tract. All of this, combined with the sedentary lives many of us lead, cause a lack of oxygen.
Here is another interesting fact: A slight decrease in the amount of oxygen a person receives has a detrimental effect on the brain’s function. An estimated 4 million Americans suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and it is expected to quadruple over the next 50 years. The most important life style habit available to us is deep abdominal breathing to increase the oxygen levels in our bodies.
Taking 5 minutes 5 times a day to breathe slowly and deeply beginning in our abdomens and moving the breath all the way up to our throats and back down again will be most beneficial. Suggested times are upon awakening and before meals and before retiring.
Dr. Carey Reams, a bio chemist and founder of the Reams Urine and Saliva testing was a visionary years ago on this discovery and the testing done here reveals the client’s energy from breathing, resting , water consumption and food.
I will leave you with this fact: Out of the 100% available energy to us daily, 56% comes from how we breathe, 24% from our resting habits, 15% from our water intake and only 5% from our foods.
If we lack energy how can we have passion for our life? Discover more about gaining energy by looking at the Dr. Carey Reams Test of Urine and Saliva listed under Services & Therapies on this site.