By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 12/4/2020
Posted: 3/8/2013
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I begin hydrogen peroxide therapy.

Hydrogen PeroxideSo, here am I, about to start another alternative health protocol.

You might remember that, a couple of years ago, I went through a medically-supervised detox-procedure to remove heavy metals and other toxins from my system, for the purpose of losing weight. Well, I did lose weight—about 70 pounds—afterwards. It's possible that my necrotizing faciitis may have been a factor in losing the weight, however I have kept it off even though I am less active, so I would say that experiment was a success.

So, a few days ago while soaking at the El Dorado Hot Spring outside Phoenix, I was chatting with a gentleman I assumed to be around my age or a little younger, who startled me by mentioning he was 75! (I'm 61.) He was slim but wiry, his skin smooth, and had a full head of light brown hair; so of course I asked what his secret was.

"It's no secret if you know where to look," he said. "I've been ingesting hydrogen peroxide every day for the past 13 years."

Hydrogen peroxide, of course, is the stuff that comes in a brown bottle at the drugstore, is very inexpensive, and is typically used to sterilize wounds, whiten teeth, and bleach hair. It was recommended to me years ago, by my dentist, to treat and prevent gingivitis. But it had never occurred to me to drink it!

"Well, don't drink that kind!" my new friend, Will, warned. "That comes with all kinds of stabilizers that you wouldn't want inside your body. It's got to be food grade hydrogen peroxide, and you have to dilute it very carefully to get it to a safe level. But if you use it according to instructions…well, 13 years ago I had Stage 4 colon cancer, arthritis, and cataracts so bad I could hardly see. Oh, and I was mostly bald, and what hair I had was gray. And I was fat and had diabetes. In short, I was a mess."

"Seriously?" I asked. "So you took hydrogen peroxide to ease the side effects of the chemo…?"

He laughed derisively. "Chemo actually cures very few cases of cancer. I researched it and decided not to undergo it at all. Instead, I started on H2O2. After a year, the doc said there was no trace of my colon cancer, or in fact any cancer anywhere. But, meanwhile, I had also lost 87 pounds, my hair was starting to grow back and in almost my original color. And I've kept it up, at a maintenance level, and now my cataracts are almost gone."

"Wow," I said. "And your diabetes?"

He shriugged. "Well, I also became a vegan a few years back, and diabetes doesn't bother anyone who follows a vegan diet, anyway. So I don't know if it's 'cured' but it's no longer an issue. I'm 75, live in my RV, and am well enough and strong enough to do volunteer work here at the hot spring. And I owe it all to hydrogen peroxide!"

So, when I got home, I started researching H2O myself. I found two different positions: Most health care professionals recommended against trying anything so crazy, but with absolutely no reference to studies or anecdotal evidence to back up that position. The enthusiasts, on the other hand, offered their own experience and other anecdotal evidence. A study would be nice, but as one experimenter pointed out, hydrogen peroxide is cheap; it cannot be patented, and if it can cure cancer, that would put the multi-billion-dollar-a-year cancer industry out of business. So there's very little impetus for scientific studies to be performed, and every reason to discourage such.

The chemical abbreviation for hydrogen peroxide is H2O2. That's a simple water molecule with an extra oxygen atom. H2O is very stable; H2O2 is not. That extra oxygen atom is eager to go anywhere else that lacks it and it so happens that harmful bacteria, viruses, fungal cells, and cancer cells are all short on oxygen and attract any available oxygen atoms to them. These cells are anaerobic, which means oxygen is actually poisonous to them. So they suck up the extra oxygen atom, and then explode on contact, while healthy cells remain untouched.

You can see this yourself. If you rinse your mouth with regular drugstore hydrogen peroxide, and then look in your mouth, you'll find it's all foamy. Or, put some H2O2 on an open cut and watch the same thing happen. That "foam" is exploded bacteria.

To get that effect inside you, you must use food grade H2O2 which is a 35% solution of hydrogen peroxide in distilled water (as opposed to the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution in water and stabilizers that you buy from the drug store). 35% is very strong and will actually burn your hand if you spill any on you. You cannot ingest this concentration directly; you actually want about a 3% solution but without the stabilizers.

So you take the 35% solution, with an eye dropper, and you add a few drops to a small glass, about 6 ounces, of distilled water. (Some people have used juice instead.) The reason for the distilled water is that the H2O2 is so eager to react with stuff, it will react with what it's mixed with; and if you mix it with tap or even bottled water, it will react with chlorine or minerals, forming dangerous free radicals that you do not want in your body. In fact, for this reason, you must ingest the H2O2 on an empty stomach. So you drink it at least three hours after eating, and an hour before. (Obviously this protocol doesn't lend itself to snacking!)

The protocol recommends building up to the therapeutic dose of the H2O2 gradually. It's recommended that you start with 3 drops, diluted in distilled water, three times a day (for a total of nine drops). Add a drop to each dose, each day, up to a maximum of 25 drops per dose. (Use as much distilled water for dilution as needed to dilute the bad taste.)

After following this protocol for 30 days or so, you then reduce down to a "maintenance" dose of 25 drops once every four days.

People who have done this have noted that there are side effects. In the first few days, most people experience a runny nose and, possibly, coughing. This is because your body is getting rid of the expoded harmful cells. Diahrea is another possibility, as is frequent urination. In other words, your body will use any outlet it has to dispose of the toxic remnants. I am now on day 3, taking 5 drops 3 times a day, and I am experiencing all these effects. Many people also report nausea, but so far I've been spared that.

I should also mention that most accounts I've read warn of a "healing crisis." This is an event in which a person, undergoing any therapy for a severe illness, may experience a bout of symptoms just before the disease is finally conquered. H2O2 healing crises tend to include nausea, vomiting, headache, and more. Fortunately, such crises do not last long. And the results are worth it!

So, I intend to report my progress here. A number of others on the web have done the same. Maybe there's no money for a proper scientific study of hydrogen peroxide, but we have the web and a thousand personal accounts would be just as good—or better. After all, that's how we humans learned everything we know, up until the 1700s and the discovery of Scientific Method. (Not by using the Internet, obviously, but by comparing notes with each other to see what works and what doesn't.)

If my hair grows back, you'll be the first to know!

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