The Fight Against Bacteria, Funguses, and Parasites by Supporting the Oxidative System in the Human Organism
12 Dec 99 by Dr. Gerhard Steidl (translated from German)

1. Biological Foundations

Modern anaerobic bacteria have descended from primitive cells that existed when the earth had an anaerobic carbon-dioxide atmosphere. Later, when the process of photosynthesis transformed the atmosphere to an aerobic oxygen atmosphere, higher life-forms, which consist of aerobic oxygen-processing cells, evolved. But anaerobic bacteria, which are not dependent on oxygen, can still find environments suitable for their existence. A human organism effected by oxygen deficiency in the intestines, for example, and in tissues and organs with corresponding hypoxy provides an adequate breeding ground for such bacteria. When anaerobic bacteria and funguses established in the human organism show asymbiotic behavior, increasingly multiply, and cannot be kept under control, the body´s health will definitely suffer to some degree.

2. The Use of Oxygen in the Oxidative System

Oxygen is essential in the life of higher cells and organisms. Living beings like humans use oxygen in three ways:
1. Oxygen is taken into the hemoglobin and transported in erythrocytes through the arteries, capillaries, and membranes to the tissue cells. It is transferred to enzyme systems for the oxidation of substrates along with the release of warmth and life-energy in the mitochondria. Approximately 97% of the transported oxygen is used for energy metabolism.
2. The white blood cells need approximately 3% of the oxygen for producing oxygen radicals, the immune system´s best weapon against foreign and asymbiotic cells.
3. With the equilibrium Hb(O2)4 <==> Hb + 4 O2, the oxygen physically bound in the hemoglobin ensures that the bodily tissue remains oxygenated. This is supposed to prevent the condition of oxygen deficiency in the bodily tissue, which is sealed off from the air.

3. The Oxidative and Anti-oxidative System

Although oxygen is necessary for all living functions, many components of the biochemical system, like for example oxidation-sensitive enzymes, must be protected from an overdose of oxygen.The endogenous cells and the iron in the hemoglobin must also be protected from oxygen radicals and oxidative stress. This is the function of the anti-oxidative system which consists, among other things, of substances like glutathion, selenium, vitamins, and above all, the enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase. Anaerobic bacteria do not possess these enzymes and are therefore sensitive to oxygen and oxygen-rich compounds, while mammalian (including human) cells can render oxygen radicals non-toxic. A healthy, robust organism must therefore have a balance between the oxidative and anti-oxidative systems.

4. Oxygen Deficiency and Its Consequences

According to books on human physiology from authors like Thews, Mutschler, and Vaupel, anemia and sub-oxygenation can be caused in many ways and can produce unpleasant consequences, because endogenous and symbiotic cells and tissue are damaged while foreign and asymbiotic cells may be promoted. Generally, one can expect symptoms like chronic fatigue due to deficient energy metabolism or susceptibility to infection due to a weakened immune system. When normal cells are subjected to a condition of oxygen deficiency, they can degenerate into tumor cells. This was proven by Warburg, who won a Nobel prize for his discovery.

Symbiotic cells are found above all in the intestinal tract, where they are responsible for converting food, which must be broken down into usable components. A major portion of this work is done by resident bacteria that can optionally exist anaerobically, like E.coli, by anaerobic bacteria like the bifidobacterium and bacteroides, and also by aerobic bacteria like the lactobacillus. But if the oxygen level in the intestines, especially the lower areas of the small intestine and the large intestine, drops to absolutely zero, then colonies of purely anaerobic bacteria will definitely build upCbacteria like clostridia, which physiologically cannot be tolerated because it generates toxic metabolic products.

When this occurs, treatment is required, because a whole series of ubiquitous unphysiological (foreign, asymbiotic) germsCthat is, bacteria, funguses, and parasites which pollute the intestines, blood, bodily tissue, and organs with toxinsCcan become established. Chronic constipation can create a similar effect, because the contents of the intestines remain for a longer period and thus produce a more favorable situation for the unphysiological germs to multiply in. Such germ and toxin pollution can cause blood poisoning, strain on the liver, excessive demand on immune cells, even psychic syndromes to the extent of personality changes. The symptoms are at first vague and later pronounced.

5. Ozonides from Natural Vegetable Oils

5.1 Qualities

Physiologically compatible ozonides are long-chained, oxygen-rich oils. They are water-free and viscous and formed from naturally fatty oils like olive oil or caster oil and oxygen in the form of ozone. By exchanging three oxygen atoms for the double bond in unsaturated fatty acids, a bactericidal and fungicidal substance is produced<ozonide>which can obviously also attack parasites. Mixed with water they produce emulsions that can be taken internally. They were already being used clinically between 1915 and 1947 in the U.S. for example against wound infection in operations and against funguses, bacteria, and viruses in both humans and animals. Its use has been terminated since 1947, because antibiotics from fungus cells and synthetic biocides (sulfonamide, chlorine compounds) became available in great quantities.

For good health, the intestinal environment must be made aerobic and the basis of existence for anaerobic germs thoroughly removed. Ozonide is perfectly suited in this regard to cleansing an unphysiological, anaerobic intestinal tract. Its effectiveness is based among other things on its ability to cover the mucus membrane of the intestinal tract, its capillary action, and its formation of emulsions. In this way, ozonide becomes equally distributed throughout the intestines and its crevasses, where fungus nests or bacteria focuses may reside.Eliminating anaerobic, asymbiotic germs unburdens the immune system--a clearly desirable effect.

5.2 Research
The world´s largest foundation for naturopathic research, the Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation in Essen, has financed scientific research into the biochemical qualities of ozonides derived from long-chained fatty acids since 1997 in universities in Erlangen, Tuebingen, and Mainz. The foundation´s yearbooks publishes the results of the tests. One such result shows that while some conventional antibiotics damage the mitochondria (i.e. the powerhouses in human cells, which produce life-energy and warmth), ozonides do not. The test for mutagenity according to OECD guidelines showed that ozonides are not mutagenic. Cell culture experiments on bacteria and funguses showed that ozonides hinder the propagation of candida, trichophyton, staphylococcus, streptococcus, and to a lesser degree aspergillus niger, which grows aerobically and which can thus repulse oxygen species. Ozonide kills off schistosoma mensoni, the stimulant of bilharzia, a deadly disease of blood flukes.

5.3. Analogy for Vegetable Endoperoxides

Over the last twenty years in the U.S.A. and England, oxygen-containing vegetable extracts of the endoperoxide class from more than 300 types of plants including many medicinal plants like wormwood, sage, yarrow, chamomile, etc., were isolated through a costly procedure, structurally analyzed, and tested in their effects against bacteria. Such endoperoxides possess a ring structure similar to yet more complicated than that of the ozonides and all prove themselves to be potent germicides. They presumably serve the plants in fending off foreign germs. Traditional Chinese medicine effectively uses artemisia annua L. therapeutically against malaria stimulants. The active agent in artemisia annua L., identified as arteminisin, is an endoperoxide.

Synthetic ozonides can be seen as imitation natural endoperoxides, because they have a similar structure and effectiveness. When consuming raw plant food, humans take in endoperoxides, which help in the battle against bacteria, funguses, and parasites. But when the food is cooked, the endoperoxides are destroyed along with vitamins, enzymes, and other valuable elements. Ozonides are compatible with the human organism. This is understandable when one compares the structure of ozonides with those of the underlying fatty oils and the natural endoperoxides that human cells adapted to during biological evolution.

5.4. Strengthening the Germicidal Effect

Ozonides can give the intestinal tract a thoroughly aerobic cleansing and thus remove the basis of existence for many problematic germs. There are however many kinds of bacteria, funguses, and parasites that have a defense mechanism against oxygen species and therefore demand a dosage of ozonides so high that it may not be physiologically tenable. Among such germs are for example mold funguses like aspergillus niger. Recourse in phytotherapy may provide a remedial measure. In books on phytotherapy--already in the middle ages--specific plants like tansy, wormwood, crane´s-bill, cloves, walnut shells, and others are described as anti-inflammatory and parasitic repellents These qualities exist as much now as they did then and can be used effectively in therapy. In fighting funguses, bacteria, and parasites, water- and alcohol-free extracts from these plants can be combined with ozonide oils. This achieves both conversion of the anaerobic regions and an increased germicidal effect.

6. Medical Uses

Many people who have an infectious disease are potential beneficiaries. Ozonides can be used externally on skin diseases (skin and nail fungus, eczema, neurodermitis, psoriasis, itching, bedsores) on internal diseases starting from the head (colds, sinusitis, inflammations in the mouth and pharynx, esp. on inflammation of the gums and paradontosis) down to the intestinal tract (intestinal funguses, fermentation and putrefactive focuses, on constipation or extremely anaerobic intestinal regions with a strong increase of clostridia in the large intestine). That is, they can be used wherever unphysiological bacteria, funguses, and parasites are connected with the diseased condition. Symptoms like chronic fatigue, depressions, cravings, excessive weight, and also psychic symptoms are problems that can be traced back to intoxication produced by bacteria, funguses, and parasites. The related results from before and after the therapy do not allow any other conclusion to be made.

In dentistry, the healing of gum regions inflamed with paradontosis can be observed and photographically documented with both conventional curettage and application of ozonides. Micro-organisms can also play a disastrous role in cancerous diseases: 15% of cancerous diseases in the world can be traced with certainty back to viruses and bacteria, and a further 15% are suspected of the same, according to the report at an internists´ congress in Wiesbaden, April 1999. Experts estimate that 7,000 to 10,000 people die from fungus infections in Germany every year. Doctors gain a special advantage by mastering a bioresonance method, which enables him to detect toxic pollution in the blood, for example, and to differentiate between the various kinds of toxins. Furthermore, it helps him determine which cure and what dosage is most appropriate for the patient. Matching results in blood and stool diagnoses with both the bioresonance method and laboratory and microbiological analyses prove that the bioresonance method is accurate and effective. These facts are unknown in traditional Western medicine.

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Translated by Russell Townsend, 12 Dec 99.

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