Monday, October 18, 2004



There are many environmental sources of pollutants and toxins that are assaulting our bodies and minds. Many new poisons appear to contaminate our “civilized” society every day. These are, many times, by products of our high tech low touch culture. These toxins, most of which are not natural or normal to our bio-systems, are permeating our air, water and food like never before. MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and increased cancer rates are just a couple of the multitude of new and exotic diseases and conditions we now suffer from as a people. These are just a few excerpts from the growing litany of warnings about our increasingly toxic world. Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” and Barry Commoner’s books have proven to be right on in their dire predictions. There are solutions, some political, some personal. One of these we will highlight in this issue. Sauna therapy has been used by people from Finland to Native Americans in their seat lodges for thousands of years. Now, by introducing activated oxygen, the cleansing and healing can be accelerated and magnified. Oxygen is detrimental to both pathogens and toxins in that a) most pathogens harmful to man are anaerobic, which means they cannot live in oxygen, and b) oxygen oxidizes most if not all of the toxins harmful to man like pesticides and other unnatural substances. For full info see Oxygen Therapy Link at bottom of this article.

"Exposure to fumes emitted by cleaning products in the home could cause asthma in children, according to a study in the British Medical Association's journal Thorax. The study found that children exposed to higher levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were four times more likely to suffer from asthma than children who were not. VOCs are found in solvents, paints, floor adhesives, cleaning products, polishes, room fresheners and fitted carpets, the study said.” From ABC New Online. Full Article at:

“The most comprehensive assessment to date of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the breast milk of North American women indicates that the body burden of Americans and Canadians is the highest in the world, 40 times greater than the highest levels reported for women in Sweden. Some scientists are alarmed because North American levels of PBDEs, which are used as flame retardants in consumer goods and have been banned by the European Union (EU), appear to be rising at an exponential rate.

“The new Canadian data are important because they show that PBDE levels are approaching those of PCBs, which have been proven to cause developmental problems in children, says Åke Bergman, chair of the environmental chemistry department at Sweden’s Stockholm University and one of the world’s leading PBDE researchers.” From Envirnmental Science and Technology. See Article:

"A study found that environmental toxins could be an underlying cause to Parkinson's disease. It was discovered that the compounds known as proteasome inhibitors could be made with bacteria and fungi, which were capable of getting out into the environment. For these reasons, researchers are looking into how these toxins find their way into the environment, the level of exposure to humans and its possible link to the development of Parkinson's disease.” From Dr. Mercola’s Site. See Article:

“A third very powerful modality that can be carried out at home is sauna therapy. Human exposure to toxins has dramatically increased in the last century, and their residues can be reduced through sauna therapy. In addition, sauna increases circulation and improves lymph flow. By allowing the body to eliminate toxins through the skin, sauna therapy helps the liver, kidneys, and bowel. As you sit in the sauna, your body temperature goes up, mimicking the natural fever response—which boosts the immune system.” From See Article at:

“Heating of the tissues enhances metabolic processes. Greater cellular energy production facilitates healing. Viruses, tumors and toxin-laden cells are weaker than normal cells. They tolerate heat poorly. Raising the body temperature causes infections to heal more quickly. Hyperthermia or fever therapy help combat infections and even cancer. Our bodies develop fever when ill to enhance metabolism and help kill germs. "Saunas enhance circulation and oxygenate the tissues. They open the nasal passages and assist the sinuses to drain. A major eliminative organ, most people's skin is very inactive. Many do not sweat. This may be due to synthetic or tight clothing that does not breathe. Sedentary living and sun damage also inactivate the skin. Hundreds of chemicals affect the skin from lotions, soaps, creams and deodorants. Other are cleaning solvents, detergent residues and chemicals from bathing water."Repeated use of the sauna slowly restores skin elimination. Toxic chemicals and metals can be removed faster than with any other method. It is a daily habit that pays many dividends. Steam baths, sweat lodges, vigorous exercise and hot tubs are more extreme and less effective.” From Detox In The Sauna. See Article at:

For some possible solutions see: and this article:
“Some poisons/toxins like DDT and others are so toxic to the body that they will not normally come out through the common eliminative channels like urine, breathe, etc. because they are too dangerous to travel through the blood. The body in its wisdom will store and try to isolate these substances in the body fat, (Lipid tissue is what is commonly referred to as "fat", and is the primary component of the neurological system, brain, neurons, and neurotransmitters. These chemicals have been stored in the organs, tissues, fatty deposits, brain and nervous system, and are not totally dispelled during the normal process of elimination. Source--"Sauna Detoxification Therapy"). When you take a sauna or steam and sweat profusely, these toxins, being close to the skin, are allowed relatively safe passage out of your body without risking damaging important organs or passing the blood/brain barrier, heart, etc. Thus, many toxins can be partially or completely eliminated this way. Especially when combined with natural chelating, hydrotherapy, proper diet, etc... (Did you get that? Please read again if you are not completely impressed and pissed off that your doctor never told you. Well, there is more money in chelation.)“When the above is properly combined with ozone therapy you get a powerful synergy. The heat opens the sweat glands and offers easy passage of the toxins out and the ozone into the body. This infusion of activated oxygen has been shown to be very effective in killing germs and breaking down complex chemicals pollutants like pesticides (even Agent Orange to some degree –dioxin---this is personal opinion based on the experience of people I know and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult with your alternative doctor or complementary practitioner.) Plus, it makes you feel terrific! Actually, ozone breaks down almost every known compound and substance over time (except of course the materials we use in our products like nylon, Teflon, etc.), which is why they use it to purity the water systems all over the world, e.g. North Hollywood CA. The healthy body cells have natural anti-oxidant and other defenses which prevent any oxidation of tissues. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. are unable to combat ozone and are oxidized, broken down and eliminated. (The technical explanation of this is complex and can be found by a study of the referenced materials.)” From ----COMBINING TWO OF THE GREATEST TOXIN AND GERM FIGHTERS: See Article: