peroxideHydrogen Peroxide. Also known as Hydrogen Dioxide (H2O2)
It’s what makes rain water more effective than tap water when you water your plants. Try adding an ounce of hydrogen peroxide to a quart of water before watering.In recent decades, over 7,700 articles relating to hydrogen peroxide have been written in the standard medical journals. Thousands more, involving its therapeutic use, have appeared in alternative health publications. The number of conditions helped by hydrogen peroxide is astounding. The reported dangers and side effects are few and often conflicting.
What is it?
Hydrogen peroxide is odorless and colorless, but not tasteless. When stored under the proper conditions in a closed, dark bottle, it is a very stable compound that breaks down very slowly – about 10% a year. The good news is that when hydrogen peroxide is exposed to other substances, it breaks down rapidly and releases a single, reactive oxygen molecule; free radicals to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The intense bubbling you see when hydrogen peroxide comes in contact with a bacteria-laden cut or wound is the oxygen being released and bacteria being destroyed.
Hydrogen peroxide is loaded with oxygen. A pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide found at the local drugstore contains 10 pints of oxygen. We also know that when H202 is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases dramatically.
It was reported to work as far back as 1920.
The English medical journal, Lancet, then reported that intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide was used successfully to treat pneumonia in the epidemic following World War I. In the 1940’s Father Richard Willhelm, the pioneer in promoting peroxide use, reported on the compound being used extensively to treat everything from bacterial-related mental illness to skin disease and polio.
Hydrogen Peroxide & Oxygen.
Hydrogen peroxide also seems to work wonders on a multitude of health problems. It does so byincreasing levels of oxygen in tissue. Chlorination of drinking water removes oxygen. Cooking and over-processing our foods lowers oxygen content. Unrestrained antibiotic use destroys beneficial oxygen-creating bacteria in the intestinal tract. Hydrogenation and synthetic fats interfere with proper use of oxygen at the cellular level.
Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany has shown that for proper cellular utilization of oxygen to take place, our diets must contain adequate amounts of unsaturated fatty acids. Unfortunately, the oils rich in these fatty acids have become less and less popular with the food industry.
Our oxygen needs are not being met by our contaminated environment and the toxins we consume. Several of the most common ailments now affecting our population are directly related to oxygen starvation;
  • asthma
  • emphysema
  • lung disease
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • intestinal parasites
  • periodontal disease
  • chronic fatigue

Other interesting facts about Hydrogen Peroxide:

  • The miracle nutrient, Coenzyme Q10, helps regulate intercellular oxidation. The use of statin drugs blocks the formation of CoQ10 and our hearts can easily suffer permanent damage from oxygen starvation.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is required for the production of thyroid hormone and sexual hormones. (Mol Cell Endocrinol 86;46(2): 149-154) (Steroids 82;40(5):5690579).
  • It stimulates the production of interferon (J Immunol 85;134(4):24492455).
  • It dilates blood vessels in the heart and brain (Am J Physiol 86;250 (5 pt 2): H815-821 and (2 pt 2):H157-162).
  • It improves glucose utilization in diabetics (Proceedings of the IBOM Conference 1989, 1990, 1991).
The closer you look at hydrogen peroxide, the less surprising it becomes that it can help such a wide variety of conditions.
Conditions currently treated with H202 Therapy:
The following is only a partial listing of conditions in which H202 therapy has been used successfully.
Allergies Diabetic Retinopahty Multiple Sclerosis
Altitude Sickness Digestion Problems Parkinsonism
Alzheimer’s Emphysema Periodontal Disease
Anemia Epstein-Barr Infection Prostatitis
Arrhythmia Food Allergies Rheumatoid Arthritis
Asthma Fungal Infections Shingles
Bacterial Infections Gingivitis Sinusitis
Bronchitis Headaches Sore Throat
Cancer Herpes Simplex Ulcers
Candida Herpes Zoster Viral Infections
Cardiovascular Disease HIV Infection Warts
Cerebral Vascular Disease Influenza Yeast Infections
Chronic Pain Insect Bites *
Diabetes Liver Cirrhosis *
Diabetic Gangrene Lupus Erythematosis *

Using 3% Hydrogen Peroxide at home:

Hydrogen peroxide is available in various strengths and grades. For all but the most complex needs, the common pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide is the safest and least expensive. I suggest keeping a couple of bottles on hand at all time – in the bathroom and kitchen.

•    Mix 3 tablespoons with a quart of non-chlorinated water to make an enema or douche formula to help fight off harmful viruses, yeast and bacteria.
•    It can be used half or full strength as a mouthwash and helps reduce or eliminate those irritating sores.
•    It can be mixed with baking soda for toothpaste.
•    It can be used full strength as a footbath for athlete’s foot.
•    Diabetics have found relief from circulation problems by soaking their feet in 1 pint of 3% peroxide mixed with 1 gallon of warm, non-chlorinated water for 30 minutes nightly.
•    A tablespoon added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray.
•    Hydrogen peroxide can be added to your pet’s drinking water at the rate of 1 ounce per quart of non-chlorinated water.
•    It can be used in a spray bottle as a disinfectant for fresh fruit and vegetables. Use it along with another spray bottle of vinegar. Spray with each solution and then rinse with water.

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the few simple miracle substances still available to the public. It is safe and extremely useful. Although I am a strong supporter of hydrogen peroxide use, I am not suggesting that everyone needs to be using it. There are probably some individuals whose health and well-being would not be enhanced with hydrogen peroxide. But there are also millions of others who are suffering needlessly because they either do not know about hydrogen peroxide or they have been misinformed about its use.