Kevin Richardson, Pure Natural Healing eBook.pdf
But we know its effects. It is given names by modern medical science such as
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Syndrome X, and a whole host of
other “unexplainable” conditions, but more on that later.
For now, here are some basic facts. You might think that food is what fuels
your body. But, did you know that in reality, 90% of our energy comes from
oxygen, and only 10% from food and water?
Think about it. You can survive for days or weeks without food or water, but
only minutes without oxygen.
It is oxygen that provides cells with their ability to convert the food we eat into
usable biological energy. That is why oxygen is vital to life. Fish use gills to
draw oxygen from water; we use our lungs to do so from the air that we
The human body must have oxygen to convert the carbohydrates, fats, and
proteins you eat into heat, energy, and all the processes that define living.
For centuries, yoga practitioners and even modern exercise pros have
recognized the health benefits and healing properties of deep breathing to
infuse your lungs and body with more precious, life-giving oxygen.
It’s not just the fitness gurus that say so. Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Otto
Warburg, President of the Institute of Cell Physiology, has had this to say,
"Deep Breathing techniques which increase oxygen to the cells are the most
important factors in living a disease-free and energetic life."