Pollution Causes and Effects: Low Body O2 and Diseases
What are the spiritual or psychological causes of pollution? Why do modern people
care about the environment they live in? Medical studies
suggest profound changes in the breathing habits and brain O2 content of people during
the 20th century.
Hyperventilation is a norm for over 90% of modern people.
Overbreathing causes brain hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and hypocapnia (lack of
CO2, which is a sedative and calmative of nerve cells). As a result, modern
people are not capable of handling tough challenges related to pollution in
air, water, food, and soil due to toxic chemicals. Furthermore, since
hyperventilation is a central part of the fight-and-flight response, modern
people are overexcited about material possessions and selfish interests (see
CO2: Stabilizer of Nerve Cells). Hence,
hyperventilation or overbreathing promotes irrational human behavior and
further industrial pollution. What about the health effects of pollution?
Pollution causes heavy breathing and poor health
industrial chemicals are harmful to the body. For example, pesticides,
herbicides, petroleum products, asbestos, preservatives, colors, heavy
metals, and many others can accumulate in organs and body
parts, and stress the immune system and organs of elimination. The same
is true for toxic chemicals that are present in air, water and soil.
The resultant biochemical stress causes hyperventilation and
Toxic chemicals, once in the human organism, generate waste
products and free radicals, interfere with hormonal balance and influence the nervous,
digestive, cardiovascular and other systems. These negative changes sooner
or later cause overbreathing. The mere appearance of bacteria or large
amounts of waste products from bacteria in the blood would be sufficient to
cause heavy overbreathing. Hence, an ordinary bacterial or viral infection,
including a cold or flu, will also lead to hyperventilation.
Therefore, environmental, professional, dietary and any other exposure to
heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals are
also causes of chronic hyperventilation. Thus, pollution leads to hyperventilation and low body-oxygen levels.
Most medical drugs cause pollution in the human body
"Antibiotics (penicillin, streptomycin etc.) intensify breathing. After
2-3 weeks of such treatment, the state [of health] unavoidably gets worse.
What is the mechanism? Antibiotics fight microbes, suppressing the breathing
of micro organisms. All of the living world has one common foundation:
metabolism. Therefore, antibiotics suppress the breathing of microbe cells
and our cells. This causes excitement of the breathing centre, its
disruption, in the direction of intensification. Moreover, antibiotics
create conditions for new allergies. Senseless, widespread use of
antibiotics causes tremendous damage. Camfora, codeine, cordiamin, adrenalin,
and ephedrine – also intensify breathing. People use them
senselessly, trying to cure themselves, and cause tremendous harm to
themselves" (Buteyko, 1977).
Alcohol, soon after ingestion, suppresses the breathing center and can increase
the breath holding time about 2 times. Similarly, marijuana and cocaine
can increase the body oxygen level (the CP test) about 3-4 times. This
change in breathing, according to considered physiological laws,
profoundly influences perception and feelings of the intoxicated person
leading to increased confidence, logic, a feeling of energy,
coordination, sharper sensations in relations to smells, colors, etc.
Later, the abnormal substances are to be removed by the immune system
and the liver and kidneys causing heavy breathing and hangover
(hyperventilation and hypocapnia). The breath holding time plunges
below the initial values. Low body oxygen and poor blood circulation
generate many negative effects described on other web pages (see links
with hundreds of medical studies below).