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The Miracle Home Treatment Biohack I’m Now Using
This is important. This is probably one of the most powerful things you can get during these times, and an amazing health tool for you and your family going forward.
I’ve been reading the book The Ozone Miracle by Dr. Frank Shallenberger and have been absolutely blown away by the anti-microbial and oxygen-enhancing properties of ozone. Particularly relevant to our current pandemic, ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus (the structure of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is almost identical to that of the SARS coronavirus and viruses have little to no protection against the oxidative stress induced by ozone). In medicine, ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat diseases by limiting the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.
Frank’s book also gets into the effects of ozone for:
- Inactivating bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, yeast, and protozoa
- Stimulating the immune system to speed up healing
- Improving circulation by cleaning the arteries and veins
- Purifying blood and the lymph
- Normalizing hormone and enzyme production
- Having anti-inflammatory properties
- Reducing pain
- Stopping bleeding
- Preventing shock
- Limiting stroke damage
- Reducing cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm
- Reducing the risk of complications from diabetes
- Improving brain function and memory
So based on all this, and the advice of the brilliant Dr. Matt Cook, who uses ozone extensively in his functional medicine practice, I decided to research and purchase an at-home ozone generator for myself and my family.
Turns out not all ozone generators are created equal. Here’s what Dr. Shallenberger says in his book:
“Unfortunately, either through ignorance or by design there are many companies around the world selling “medical” ozone generators that are not fit for human use. They are not safe for medical use for two reasons. First, remember that ozone is a highly reactive molecule. It will react with almost any material that it comes into contact with. This includes metals, plastics, ceramics, glues, etc. And when it reacts with these materials toxic by-products are produced. Unfortunately, at the date I am writing this book most of the ozone generators being sold in the United States are made of non-ozone resistant materials that can produce potentially toxic substances. To date, there is no certifying agency in the United States that can certify that a particular ozone generator is safe. And the last thing I want my readers to do is be injecting toxic substances into their bodies from poor quality ozone generators. Second, in order for you to have all of the benefits of ozone that I am going to be discussing the ozone that you are using must be in the proper concentration. Too high a concentration can cause negative effects. Too low a concentration will not work. And the problem is that many of the generators out there do not accurately produce the concentrations that the manufacturers say they are producing. So for these two reasons when you buy an ozone generator make sure you get a good one. I will be giving you more information about how to do that later on…”
…”At the time of this writing, outside of Europe, there is no regulating body in the world certifying ozone generators for medical use. Specifically, although the FDA regulates medical equipment to make sure it is up to standards, they do not regulate ozone generators for medical use. They only regulate ozone generators for non-medical uses. And just because a generator is suitable for non-medical uses does not mean it is safe for the applications mentioned in this book. This is a big problem. Because how can you possibly know whether the generator you are buying is fit for medical use?…”
“…the AAO (American Academy of Ozonotherapy) has made the following recommendations to all persons, lay or professional, looking to purchase an ozone generator for medical use. The Academy encourages all people buying an ozone generator to insure in writing from the manufacturer that either the generator bears a European CE2B certification indicating that it has been approved for medical use, or that it meets the following guidelines: The generator is certified by an independent testing body for Electrical, Quality, Fire Safety and Proof of Professional Manufacturing and Quality by having one of these certifications: ETL, CSA, UL, QAI, or TUV. The generator electrode must be constructed from either quartz glass, Hastelloy C, or 316 stainless steel. No other materials have been proven to be safe for medical other than these. Any and all internal and external parts that come into contact with ozone including electrodes, tubes, and connectors must be made of quartz glass, Hastelloy C, 316 stainless steel, Kynar, Halar, Teflon, polyether ether ketone (PEEK), fluorosilicone, fluoroelastomer FPM (VITON), fluoroelastomer FKM, perfluoroelastomer KPFE (KALREZ), or polychlorotrifluoroethylene PCTFE (Kel-F). No other materials should be used. Silicone may be used externally only. The generator must be constructed to be used with pure oxygen as the input gas. Generators that are designed to be used with room air cannot be safely used with pure oxygen. The generator must come with a calibration chart indicating what the concentration of the ozone is at various settings. The manufacturer must guarantee that the final concentration is within 10% ± of what is indicated on the calibration chart. The generator must come with a destructor unit that prevents any ozone from escaping into the room air. Destructor units convert ozone back to O2. The generator should come with a syringe port because there will be some applications that require the ability to fill a syringe with ozone. The generator must come with a regulator that it has been calibrated to. I’ll discuss the reason behind this requirement below. My recommendation to you my dear reader is that before you buy an ozone generator make sure that the manufacturer verifies in writing that the generator you are buying meets each of these criteria.”
Dr. Shallenberger goes on to explain that there is only one company that sells reliable generators and all the peripherals he just mentioned in North America. That company is Longevity Resources (code is BEN100 for $100 discount), which is the same company Dr. Matt Cook told me to buy from. So I bought their Quantum 5 Ozone Generator, and have been doing daily rectal ozone insufflation for myself and my family with it. The Quantum 5 Ozone Generator is their newest ozone generator, is their most popular ozone generator, and is supposedly the most technologically advanced ozone generator in the world. They are located in Canada, and you can reach them at the website link above or by calling toll free 1-877-543-3398 within Canada and USA or 001-250-654-0092 for international callers.
The Quantum 5 Ozone Generator has a sleek benchtop design that fits comfortably in any room in your office. It has the most advanced power handling technology, circuit boards, and their most efficient Quartz Glass Electrode. This ensures that the ozone produced will be pure, contaminant-free, and in precise concentrations. It enables you to quickly and easily fill a syringe with ozone, by simply attaching the syringe directly to the Syringe Port on the front panel of the Quantum 5 Ozone Generator, and with a simple flip of the switch next to the port, the syringe will fill by itself. If you wish to keep your hand sterile while working, you may use the Remote Foot Pedal activation switch instead of the front panel switch. Just simply depress the footswitch with your foot and it will open the Syringe Port for you and again the syringe will fill by itself.
The Quantum 5 also has a unique feature in that it has an Ozone Destruct inside the ozone generator. This enables you to set up your oxygen flow rate and ozone concentration, start producing ozone, and all ozone that is produced will be destroyed by the internal Ozone Destruct unit until you are ready for it. When you are ready, just flip the Syringe Port Toggle Switch beside the Syringe Port and the ozone will fill the syringe. Therefore, in addition to the most advanced Ozone Technology in the world, the Quantum 5 Ozone Generator provides you with a sleek profile, no external tubes, fittings, or ozone destructs, and quick and easy syringe filling.
The next best option is their EXT120-T Ozone Generator. The EXT120-T Ozone Generator is also higher quality than any other ozone generator on the world market (aside from the Quantum 5). Instead of being a benchtop configuration, the EXT120-T is positioned vertically on a Plexiglas Stand which can be positioned on a Table Top or Bench Top, or hung on the wall as a Wall Mount. You may also hang the EXT120-T on a wall without the Plexiglas Stand by simply using two screws or picture hooks in the wall, and the “Keyholes” in the back of the EXT120-T. The EXT120-T will also fill your syringe with pure contaminant free ozone, however this is accomplished with an External Syringe Port as there is no built-in front panel syringe port. The External Syringe Port is attached to the Ozone Outlet Tube coming from the EXT120-T, and the exit side of the Luer Lock is attached to an external Ozone Destruct Unit. Filling the syringe is easily accomplished by turning the Luer Lock syringe port from a closed position to an open position. While this requires both hands, it is still easy to perform.
Anyways, the Longevity Resources ozone generators are considered to be the Gold Standard of ozone technology on the world market. Only with Longevity Resources’ EXT or Quantum Ozone Generators can you be truly assured that you are using pure contaminant free ozone.
You can go to Longevity Resources and use code BEN100 for a $100 discount. Folks…this is important: the more I am studying up on ozone the more I am convinced it is one of the best home healing tools you can own, especially in the times we currently live in. They are located in Canada, and you can reach them at the website link above or by calling toll free 1-877-543-3398 within Canada and USA or 001-250-654-0092 for international callers.
Instant Stress & Anxiety Relief (With A Bonus Antiviral Effect)
The brand new Dr. Seeds Chill Pill (great name, eh?) uses the little-known dihydro honokiol-B, a powerful anti-anxiety remedy derived from the Magnolia tree. You just take 1-2 in any situation that causes you anxiety or stress and feel relief in less than 20 minutes. As a guy who used to use Valium and Diazepam years ago for long airplane flights and anxiety/sleep, I can tell you after beginning to use it two weeks ago, this stuff has a similar effect with none of the nasty side effects or addictive issues.
There is a vast and relativity ignored series of effects behind dihydro honokiol-B that have profound chemo-protective and antiviral benefits. One of the original downsides of honokiol is the very short half-life in the human body which can be measured in minutes. But the form of honokiol in Chill Pill dramatically increases the half-life to 4 to 6 hours and potency to 30 times making it feasible to use therapeutically. For more, check out “The Therapeutic Effects of Dihydro Honokiol (DHHb) in Coronavirus and Cancer.”
You can get the Dr. Seeds Chill Pill here, and use code BG20 for 20% off and you can listen to my interview with the brilliant Dr. Seeds here. He has amazing formulations, and this one has definitely come in handy for me during these stressful quarantine times, plus the added antiviral boost is nice to know about.
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Every single day during this quarantine, right before dinner, my boys and I have been doing meditation, Wim Hof and SOMA breathwork (link in bio) in the sauna for 20 minutes, followed by a long cold soak in the Morozko Fourge with more focused breathwork and finally, hot tub for dessert! One thing I really wish that I had learned to do as a boy was use breath work and meditation to control my physiology, my stress and my immune system – so I’m using this quarantine as an opportunity to gift my boys with what they need to become little breathwork/cold/heat ninjas! They are gaining in focus and skill every day and I’m so, so proud of them. If you are a parent stuck at home with your kids, I can’t recommend this highly enough. We are doing the 21 day SOMA breathwork course I linked to in bio, but dressing it up with some extra Wim Hof, heat and cold. It’s been absolutely amazing, and great for their (and mine!) stress during this time. Let me know if any of you adopt this in your own routine (even if you don’t have kids!)
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About the time this pandemic began, I began waking at 4AM-ish like clockwork. Is this happening to anyone else? If so, would love some insight on whether universal human energy might be affected here on a global scale. Perhaps a question for the quantum physicists out there…
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