Factors That Affect Health: Beyond the Body O2 Test
Many pages of this site provide ranges for the CP test (or the DIY body oxygen test)
that generally guarantee absence of some health symptoms or those chronic
diseases that are based on low body oxygenation. This can create a wrong
impression that the CP is
the only factor that determine one's health and symptoms. This page provides
examples related to other
factors that influence health.
First of all, as it was mentioned on the CP test
web page, there are some
(rare) exceptions when the CP test does not represent their body O2 and health. This
relates to people with denervation of respiratory muscles, resected carotid
bodies, and near-death experiences due to asthma attacks. People with sleep apnea and blunted or
lost CO2 sensitivity can also have exaggerated CP test results.
Apart from these situations, there are more common cases when people can
experience increased symptoms at higher CP levels.
Examples of factors that do affect health
A person with epilepsy can have seizures during sleep even at 20+ s for the
morning CP (and larger daily numbers), but be free from seizures during sleep at
about 15 s for the morning CP if he or she is grounded during sleep.
Similarly, a person with hypertension may still have high blood pressure
at 25 s for her minimum daily CP in condition of electrical insulation from
the Earth, while grounding could normalize her blood pressure even at 20 s
CP. Similar cases are possible for problems with heart palpitations and
night sweats or hot flashes.
Sometimes, people practice breathing exercises with food in the stomach. This
can lead to development of inflammation, irritation of the gut, and the
appearance of digestive problems which lead to an abnormally low weight.
Although they can increase their usual CPs nearly 2 times, e.g., from 10 to 20
s, they can have more
symptoms and worse health at higher CPs. Common symptoms are poor
sleep, inability to exercise, low energy levels, and mental fog.
Apart from grounding and body weight, there are other
factors that affect health.
For example, ideally, someone with cancer should work hard to get 35+ s CP
24/7. Then his or her chances to eliminate tumors and malignant cells are very
high (over 90%). But if this person gets stuck at about 25 s morning CP for
months, the behavior of his tumor will depend on many other health factors
including diet and exercise. For example, a raw diet (and good GI parameters)
and daily physical exercise leading to strong perspiration will provide a
significant advantage for the same CP level.
Imagine two people who have identical CPs (e.g., about 25 s) and a
similar cancerous tumor. One of them eats a lot of junk food,
practices breathing exercises for 2 hours per day, and does not do much
physical activity. The other person has a raw vegetarian diet with daily
physical activity, but does not include any breathing exercises.
Both of them, as we said, have the same CP. In such conditions, the first person can expect worse long-term health.
Using functional foods, probiotics, herbs, and other supplements to fight
chronic diseases can provide an advantage, especially at higher CP levels (e.g.,
over 15-20 s). This means that someone who gets a certain CP level mainly by
breathing exercises can have poorer health and more symptoms than a person who
has the same CP, but uses a larger variety of natural approaches and
maybe even spends less time on breathing exercises.
Even in relation to breathing itself, apart from the CP, such health
factor as diaphragmatic breathing (vs. chest breathing), and possibly
breathing frequency, can play a large role in symptoms and wellbeing for a
certain CP. There are thousands of people who learned the Buteyko
method and got up to about 20-25 s for their morning CPs, but some of these
students achieved diaphragmatic automatic breathing at rest, while other
have remained chronic chest breathers.
These examples are not intended to reduce the value of the CP or Buteyko
breathing exercises and other breathing practices, but rather to show that
using a variety of factors that affect health helps to have a smoother CP
progress and better long-term wellbeing.
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