This page is a work in progress. It represents my speculation. So, while for convenience it leaves out words like “seems to”, “I think”, or “maybe” and “might be”, it is up the reader to put them back in. I am not a bio-chemist and have no degree in biology. So, perhaps someone reading is more educated in these areas and can help me out. Feedback is welcome!
Fire is massively useful; but it is massively dangerous. Properly managed, we can heat our homes with it, drive our cars, or produce the electricity that runs our modern world. Out of control it can burn down forests, homes, or whole neighborhoods. Using another example, fire in a kerosene lamp is managed by fuel quality, wick trim, and air flow (the glass chimney). If you get all those right a kerosene lamp will give you light without smoke or smell. If you use a bad fuel, turn the wick up too high, or burn the wick without the chimney on, you will get little light and lots of smoke and smell.
Why am I talking about fire? Fire is oxidation – the adding of oxygen to other molecules. Oxygen is highly reactive and will combine with all sorts of things. Like fire, oxygen is massively useful, but can also be massively destructive. It is oxygen that turns wood into ash in a fire. Oxygen turns iron or steel into rust. And the list goes on and on.
Oxygen is the most critical “nutrient” required by most living organism, and certainly by you. The time you can live without food is measured in months. The time you can live without water is measured in days. But the time you can live without air (oxygen) is measured in minutes. So your body is burning oxygen. Are you on fire? It is called metabolism.
In metabolism, oxygen, being so volatile, must be managed by the body or it is destructive.
In the body there are two functional food elements used to deliver and manage oxygen for use by the cells. These food elements are essential fatty acids (in oil and fat), and minerals from salts. These facilitate and manage oxygen transfer, which in your body is the “burning” or using up of the oxygen. Oxygen transfer has everything to do with ions (positive and negative electrical charges) and metabolism.
Metabolism is the process of your cells digesting food. When you eat, our body digests the food. That turns the food into nutrition and moves it from the digestive tract into the body (into the bloodstream). That is called digestion. Then when your cells feed on that nutrition in order to maintain themselves (refresh and preserve their structure) and to produce energy, that is called metabolism. So metabolism is your cells “digesting” their food in order to go about their business.
Controlling the Burn
Human metabolism, redox signalling, and auto-immune function are related. Research into redox signalling is very new and is now being stimulated by new technology incorporated into a product called “Asea”. Asea is like the elixir of life for your cells because it is or contains redox signalling molecules. It is exceptional stuff, but it is very expensive. There must be alternatives.
Well I think I’ve found some. The description of “Vitamin O”, by R-Garden, sounds to me quite similar to Asea. And interestingly, they taste the same. Beyond these, the result of drinking a glass of salty water (full-spectrum salt) followed with a biomat session reminds me of the description of the manufacturing process for Vitamin O. Vitamin O manufacture involves “agitating” full-spectrum salt water and pulsing it with specially modulated electrical energy. The biomat provides both “agitation” via far infrared radiation, and electric energy in the form of negative ions.
An interesting discussion of the metabolic pathway Vitamin O involves can be found at Viva Vital Oxygen.
Oxygen is highly active and when it is let loose out of control rips other molecules apart; a process that produces “free radicals”.
EFAs are an oxygen magnet.