This is a very revealing work on the health benefits and uses of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) which really ought to be called Hydrogen Dioxide. Clinical research on the substance stretches back to 1914; in chapter one the work of doctors Turnicliffe, Stebbing, Cantab, Oliver, Singh, Shah and Rannasarma is discussed.
HP is a generous contributor of oxygen as well as a potent oxidant that oxidizes both non-toxic & toxic substances like bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The body's most lethal germ killers, polymorphonuclear leukocytes, surround bacteria before killing them with a respiratory burst of H2O2. Species with high levels of the enzyme Catalase
better tolerate H2O2 as the enzyme breaks it up into oxygen and water.
The author concentrates on intravenous administration and does not want to commit himself on whether it may be taken orally. He does recommend it as a mouthwash instead of using toothpaste. But he doesn't discuss the factor of metal teeth fillings and that H2O2 might corrode these and cause a person to swallow a heavy dose of heavy metal pollutants in the process. As far as taking it orally is concerned, other researchers and alternative healers recommend starting a strong anti-oxidant cocktail
regimen in the form of supplements or green tea a couple of days before commencing oral ingestion of this miracle substance. That makes perfect sense and the author ought to have addressed this solution.
Hydrogen dioxide has been used against allergies, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, bronchiectasis, cancer
, emphysema, influenza, multiple sclerosis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, sinus infection, stomach ulcers, thyroid disease, varicose veins, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, yeast infection, warts & moles, gum disease, bad breath & to promote wound-healing. It has a host of household applications like surface disinfectant, laundry bleach and water purifier.
A chapter is devoted to criticisms of HP therapy and another to the experiments of Dr Charles H Farr and what they revealed of the close connection between HP and the immune system
. Colloidal copper exponentially increases the germ-killing power of H2O2 whilst fluorescent light has an adverse effect on tissues exposed to the substance. Humans, horses & cats with their high catalase levels respond well to HP treatment. The author recommends Ozone (O3) for purifying municipal water as it also destroys harmful organisms and breaks down into water & oxygen.
The case histories provided are arranged alphabetically by disease; it should be noted that HP is effective in counteracting pesticide poisoning. The chapter titled Peroxide Therapy, Africa and AIDS deals with a visit to Uganda and also contains case histories. Questions and answers make up the final chapter.
Appendix I provides information on the International Oxidative Medicine Association, Appendix II lists the pathological conditions and infecting agents that are affected by intravenous HP therapy. The latter are classified into bacteria, fungi, parasites, tumor types and viruses. Appendix III examines the metabolic and physiological effects of peroxide healing, including the pulmonary, metabolic rate, enzyme systems and the vascular, granulocyte & immune responses.
The book concludes with notes arranged by chapter, an extensive bibliography and an index. I also highly recommend The Oxygen Prescription
by Nathaniel Altman which investigates Ozone Therapy, Hydrogen Peroxide in Medicine and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in great detail.