Robert Morgan "Bobby" is a holistic practitioner, master herbalist, iridologist, colonic therapist, author, and international lecturer.
Where There's Water...There's Oxygen
We breathe in, we breathe out, taking a breath is so important that our bodies automatically do it, with our ever having to think about it. One of the first things we learn about in our elementary schools science classes is oxygen.
Everyone knows we need oxygen to survive. We can go without food for about forty days, without water for about seven days, but how long can we go without life-giving oxygen? Maybe a few minutes at best.
What many of us don't realize is water always contains some level of oxygen. Water and oxygen have a natural attraction, which could be compared to something like the two magnets with positive and negative poles attracting. When oxygen, comes in contact with the surface of water, its enters the water, transforming into dissolved oxygen.
The water we find in streams, springs, lakes and in the fruits and vegetables we eat, consists of 2 volumes hydrogen and 1 volume oxygen. That is: Hydrogen - 66.67% by volume Oxygen - 33.33% by volume.
The air we breathe only contains about 21% oxygen with the remainder mostly made up of 78% nitrogen and small amounts of other gases. Elemental oxygen is produced by cyanobacteria, algae, and plants and is used in cellular respiration for all complex life. A combination of elemental and dissolved oxygen constitutes most of the mass of living organisms because oxygenated energized water is their major constituent.
Oxyenated Water - We Can't Live Without It
The human body is comprised of approximately two-thirds water and requires copious amounts of water to keep itself adequately hydrated, oxygenated and functioning at peak efficiency. Every organ, bone, muscle and especially our brain (73-75% water) depends on water to function. Dehydration brings on
The plasma that makes up 55% of our blood is water, carrying amino acids, carbon dioxide, glucose, hormones, minerals, vitamins, salts, and urea, throughout our body. In conjunction with the red blood cells that deliver the oxygen to our bodies systems, we have the blood to water volume close to 97%.
Oxygen in our red blood cells supports our lives, we also know oxygen protects us, as there is not a single pathogenic obligatory organism, that can resist dying in its presence. Science has proven, oxygen is toxic to ALL obligatory anaerobic organisms, both unicellular and multicellular. Oxygen's ability to destroy all anaerobic organisms is why oxygen therapies like hydrogen peroxide, ozone and hyperbaric are so necessary.
All of these protocols are designed to concentrate higher levels of oxygen into our bodies that translate into more cellular energy, more healing energy, helping us feel better. And importantly, when enough oxygen reached deficient cells, there is instant energy available for detoxification of cellular poisons that have been building up.
Oxygen & It's Evil Twin Oxidation
We get oxygen in various ways, the primary source being the air we breathe. The problem is, the air we breathe today is not the same air our ancestor’s breathed. When we take a breath, oxygen is absorbed by the lungs and transferred to the bloodstream, then transported to the cells, where an elaborate exchange process takes place. The nutrient compounds, inside of our cells, are oxidized, "burned", creating energy and heat for our bodies, through complex enzymatic processes.
The oxidation process in itself is not dangerous, as it has to take place for our cells to get the nourishment they need to support life. Even the by-products made up of carbon dioxide and water (Exhaled air has a relative humidity of 100%) play a part in preserving our health as they are eliminated through our lungs. The problem is in the oxidative process there are certain types of altered oxygen molecules called "Free Radicals" which are ever-present in our bodies. These free radicals will damage our cells and even our DNA, causing aging and degeneration, playing a part in almost all of our diseases.
Help, I'm Rusting....Bring On The Antioxidants
Oxidation of cells by free radicals makes the human body "rust" like oxidation of metal makes it rust - and you know what rust does to the strength and natural beauty of the metal. We call this oxidative stress. Our bodies need the help of "antioxidants" to neutralize the oxidation properties of those invading free radicals.
We know that oxidation of our body's tissues is behind aging and eventually death. Just breathing in and out yields waste products in the form of free radicals that eventually weaken our immune systems and open us up to disease. The good news is that a vast quantity of easily assimilated antioxidants is easily obtained from colorful fresh fruits and vegetables eaten raw or lightly steamed.
Energized Water From Vegetables & Fruits Slows The Rusting
To get the oxygen that is pure and burns clean we have to get it delivered to our cells in the form of H2O. To accomplish this we need to keep our bodies hydrated with water and the best water is oxy-energized water, found in streams, springs, fresh fruits, and vegetables. So, just by increasing the amount of structured H2O we take in daily, we simultaneously increase our intake of clean oxygen and decrease oxidative stress.
For sure there is less oxygen on earth than there was when your grandfather was born, but even with less oxygen, there is still plenty to last earth’s population for another million years, or so. The problem is not that we're not getting enough atmospheric oxygen. In fact, there is substantial evidence, the real issue is the increase in fossil fuel burning and rising levels of toxic chemicals in our air is causing untold oxidative stress and immune system dysfunctions.
Green Food Is The Answer
One of the best things we can do to overcome the problems associated with our polluted environment and to support proper levels of oxygen in our bodies. Eating foods high in chlorophyll (found in all green foods like dark leafy greens) has proven to raise cellular oxygen to peak levels. Chlorophyll has the closest atomic structure to human blood and is the richest of oxygenators. When we eat a diet containing substantial amounts of chlorophyll along with fresh uncooked vegetables and fruits, oxygen is more readily utilized. Carbon dioxide is quickly released, and oxidative stress is lowered, giving our cells a new lease on life.
Robert C. Morgan is an ND, Master Herbalist and Counselor
Sue Ellen Meisheri is an RN, BSN and Health Counselor
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Robert Morgan (author) from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on August 09, 2015:
Thanks, Maurice. The earth is changing and along with it, our atmosphere is in great distress. We must continue to evolve. I would like for you to think about writing an article on how crystals can structure water, so we can get more oxygen and nutrients into our cells. Appreciate your work and look forward to reading more and more from you. Blessings, Bobby
Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on August 08, 2015:
Now I thought I knew quite a bit but this is explained so very well that I think I have a better knowledge about antioxidants now. I'm so going to share this all over. Thank you for this.
Robert Morgan (author) from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on August 07, 2015:
Thank you for your vote. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings
Robert Morgan (author) from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on August 06, 2015:
Hi Audrey, I'm glad you are going to be drinking wheat grass. It really can turn back the hands time. Just a shot or two a day and you will really be delivering the right nutrients to the right systems. I love Smart water. I use a distilled at home and add in minerals.Thank you for your nice comment. I plan to read more of your articles, as they really inspire me. Blessings, Bobby
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 06, 2015:
Well, it looks like I'll be partaking of wheat grass on a regular basis. Excellent hub! I'm a picky one when it comes to my drinking water. I drink Glaceau's Smart Water. It's vapor-distilled with added electrolytes.
Thanks so much for your informative hubs. Will share with others.
Joy to you!
Robert Morgan (author) from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on August 05, 2015:
You are right on. The chlorophyll is so powerful. I don't think I would be here today without having wheatgrass in my life. Thanks again for your kind words, and I look forward to reading more of your hubs. Best to you, Bobby
catmalone on August 05, 2015:
Great article! When I can, I aways try to keep a bottle of Liquid Chlorophyll around. When mix with water it creates oxygen in the body which has many benefits. I also from time to time get my shots of wheatgrass. This plant is loaded with vitamins and very high oxygen. I'm always on the look out for best water. Thanks for sharing!
Robert Morgan (author) from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on July 30, 2015:
Thanks for stopping by... I cannot express how thankful I am for all your research, as to how HubPages works and how we can be better Hubber's,(I think that's a term). I love being on the cutting edge of scientific theories and utilizing the bodies use of oxygenated structured water is one of those areas. By the way, I know English is your second language, and that makes everything you do here even more amazing. Thanks again for all you do for all of us. Bobby
Here's a cool computation determining the amount of oxygen in a cup of water. http://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/15877...
Buildreps from Europe on July 30, 2015:
Very interesting article. I didn't realize that living organisms contain indeed so much oxygen, that's true. I also never knew that wheatgrass is so healthy. Thanks for the great info!