About 400 years ago (1620 AD), the virgin forests that once covered much of the lower 48 states began to be cleared away. Even though most of our oxygen comes from the oceans surrounding us, the lack of interaction between trees and humans has affected our health in many ways. Today, about 90% of the original forests in the United States are gone. For this reason, some Taoist masters have pointed out that there is less chi or quality of energy in the air than there was in the past.
From the Global Change website:
Area of primary forests in the United States
Only the true yogin (advanced practitioner) will not be affected by all this destruction that is going on in our modern-day world. This type of person is like the lotus that grows out of the mud and becomes even more beautiful despite its immediate surroundings. As we progress in meditation and our thoughts become less…and thoughts of self become fewer… and thoughts of politics and the world become a faint memory; nothing affects his innermost being.
We are now reaching critical mass as population rises at an alarming rate and our resources are shrinking due to the large demand. In addition, there are more people experiencing health problems far earlier in their years than ever before. Despite all these experiences of sickness or suffering could really be a blessing in disguise. The age old principle still is in effect:
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” — Matthew 21:22 (KJV)
If we look on bright side, these problems that are happening now are helpful for us to determine correct from incorrect living much faster than any other time in history. In terms of helping all sentient beings, who continue to suffer, there are some beneficial remedies that everyone can utilize on a relative level to alleviate the pain.
From The science of Oxygen website:
The air we breathe is more or less 20 percent oxygen and 80 percent nitrogen. There are very tiny traces of other elements, but less than one percent total. The increase in such components as carbon dioxide could well be a major factor in degenerate health today.
With the studies done over the years, from a period of some 1800 years from the year 1000 AD to 1830 AD the carbon dioxide levels were 175 PPM (parts per million).
For thousands of years, 170 PPM of carbon dioxide was sufficient and necessary to keep the cycle of life going on the planet. There was enough carbon dioxide in the air to keep millions of square miles of green stuff growing. It is alarming when we realize that the amount of carbon dioxide has now increased to more than 300 PPM!
“If his ‘breathing in’ process includes roughly double the amount of carbon dioxide as our ancestors (or only 200 years ago) did, that could explain a great deal of the change in degenerative diseases that exist now, in great abundance compared to their almost complete non-existence 200 years ago.” — Karl Loren
Allergies and Asthma:
The solution to harmful airborne allergens are as follows:
- First, kill the bacteria, mold, and dust mites in the air and on surfaces in a room.
- Second, filter the air and physically remove allergens such as dust, dust mites, pollen, and pet dander from your home.
When you have asthma, just make sure the air humidity does not exceed 45% because if it is higher than 50% then mold can grow on things and bacteria can also grow, even on the air purifier filter.
Note: As long as the humidity is below 45% then no mold grows, etc, just healthy air.
How to purify your home:
- Indoor Wall Fountains
- Negative Ion Generators (ionizers)
- Ozone Generators
- MH’s Air Freshen Machine
Have you ever wonder why it feels so pleasant near a huge waterfall?
You can remember how invigorating and fresh the air was. That is because that air was rich with negative ions. The same experience happens when we smell the clean and crisp air right after a thunderstorm. This is because the air is filled with millions of more negative ions.
According to air science:
- indoor air has 100 to 200 ions per cubic cm.
- outdoor fresh air has 200 to 500 ions per cubic cm.
- a fresh clean forest will have 1,500 to 5,000 ions per cubic cm.
- inside a cave has between 5,000 to 20,000 ions per cubic cm.
- a waterfall has between 30,000 and 100,000 ions per cubic cm.
Ionizers also produce a very small amount of ozone which can contribute to a fresh spring like smell. It has been said that air near waterfalls, mountains, beaches and forests are among those places where ionization levels are in complete and natural balance.
This might be the reason why actor, Michael J. Fox, felt great while retreating in the mountains despite his having Parkinson’s disease. In 2009, while shooting a new documentary about optimism in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Fox was stunned to discover his Parkinson’s Disease symptoms were eased in the high altitude state – which sits at 11,000 feet above sea level.
The following quote by MH, the master herbalist, might help put things in perspective:
“WE HUMANS LIVE ON THE BOTTOM OF AN OCEAN OF AIR….WE ARE BOTTOM FEEDERS, ALL OF US……LIVING AT THE BOTTOM WHERE THE FUNGUS LIVES AND THE JOB OF FUNGUS IS TO BREAK DOWN ALL BOTTOM FEEDERS AND RETURN THEM TO THE SOIL.” — MH
1. INDOOR WALL FOUNTAIN:
Because negative ions are produced in large quantities by flowing water and sunlight, air in rural areas has many hundreds of times more negative ions than air in a large metropolitan zone. Negative ions account for the healthy, vigorous feelings many experience when breathing “fresh country air.”
The air around Niagara Falls for example, may contain between 30,000 and 100,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter. On the other hand, the air inside an office or a sealed automobile may contain anywhere from zero to a few hundred negative ions per cubic centimeter.
These indoor wall fountains are one way to help improve the negative ion content in such enclosed spaces.
2. NEGATIVE ION GENERATORS (IONIZERS):
The high density of negative ions released into the air has the ability of circulating throughout the room through the use of a fan. This enables the air ionizer to remove particles & pollutants from the air by attaching the dust particles through the static electrical charge that was created and falling to the floor. The electrically charged air produced from an ionizer can smell very fresh.
When there is a high enough concentration of negative ions in the air, they will attract to floating particles in large numbers. This causes the particle to become too heavy to remain airborne. As a result, the particle will drop out of the air, keeping them out of the breathing zone and out of the respiratory system where it can trigger breathing and health problems.
TYPES OF IONIZERS:
1. For your bedroom
The Heaven Fresh model HF 200 is comparable to the Surround Air XJ-2000 (currently seems to be out of stock)
It is a simple yet effective air purifier which fills an entire room with health beneficial negative ions. I have tried this one and it worked well for many years. Only once in a while did I have to shut it off as the energy got too overwhelming. I liked it despite it breaking down after 3 or 4 years.
Negative ion output: 60,000,000/cm³
It is perfect for a small room about 300 square feet.
2. Hand-held ionizer
The Mini-Mate Air Supply Mini-Mate Personal Ionic Air Purifier
This type of air-purifier is something you can carry with you anywhere you go. You can hold it in your hand or wear it around your neck. It is nice and compact for traveling. You can use it for 30 seconds to get a few short bursts of negative ions to calm and refresh you and then shut it off. You can use it longer if you have the need.
3. Car ionizer
The Auto-Mate car ionizer
Negative ion output: 800,000 ions/cm³
It works terrific when you have a smoker in the car with you. The nice thing with self-experimenting with these gadgets is that you can feel for yourself the effects that they give. You will see that the smoke no longer sticks to your skin and clothing while you have it operating.
3. OZONE GENERATORS:
MH says that, “With the idea of an air therapy room, the use of powerful ozone to sterilize between uses or eliminate what another person brought in with them seems like a fun thing to experiment with. I always liked the idea of ozone, since it is chemical free and just operates on air and electricity.”
TODAY our modern homes are made air tight and have became a serious condition for all sorts of illnesses. If we have heating and air-conditioning then these two factors alone can contribute to poor health problems despite the comforts we receive from them. He explains how carpets, wallpaper, mattresses, pets all affect your health negatively. The bedroom determines the quality of health for humans.
Fresh air is the only air we can live on. To live in a protected house can only lead to problems. We need fresh air that does not have our exhaled waste in it. The windows need to be open.
“Ozone manipulates the air by burning it. I do not believe you should breathe ozone vapors!” — MH
He says that he uses ozone to clean vegetables/fruits etc. in the sink. But he will only use it in the house when no one is home. He believes it doesn’t work well in the hot tub.
“Ozone is not an answer other than to sterilize and to sterilize is a medical method.” — MH
NOTE: Being cautious as MH suggests is always a good thing. Some have kept the ozone generator on only at very lowest levels and continuously monitored it. Others use it only when no one is in the room.
Click to read one of the most compelling articles (ten page file) the Master Herbalist wrote on clean air: Air Freshen Article
1. For your bedroom
It’s powerful enough to clean the air in a room 20 feet by 20 feet or larger in a matter of minutes.
Rated Ozone Output Per Hour: Fully variable from 5 mg/hr to 120 mg/hr.
Burst Timer: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 seconds per minute or continuous use option.
Note: may be too noisy for people who prefer silence while sleeping or during meditation.
2. For your whole house
Air-Zone® Air-Duct 2000
Purifies air and removes odors in your entire Home, Offices, Restaurants through your air ducts.
Features a variable ozone output: from 80 – 2000 mg/hr.
Benefits of Ozone:
Ozone at low levels has the sweet smell of a spring thunderstorm.
Ozone has the beneficial role in smog reduction which is its ability to break down and oxidize hydrocarbons and particulates in the air.
The ozone companies claim that their machines will remove mold, smoke, pet, and many other stubborn odors in the office or home. Ozone kills mold spores by attacking them at their source. Furthermore, ozone has the ability to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.
From the Air-Zone site:
60% of all allergies are caused by mold (World Health Organization)
Mold grows in virtually every air conditioner (EPA)
Ozone is very effective at killing mold (International Ozone Association)
If the ozone level is not turned down when the bleachy smell is detected people may notice throat and nose irritations as well as headaches. As the odor is removed from the area the ozone level should be turned down.
A common question is “How do I know if there is too much ozone in the air”?
When the ozone level reaches too high a level it begins to irritate sinus passages, give you a sore throat, and possibly even a headache. If this happens simply turn the ozone level down or off.
NOTE: The WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines, say that the maximum acceptable level of ozone is 0.1 ppm (parts per million). FDA and OSHA standards require ozone level of no more than 0.05 ppm.
Question and Answers:
Question to MH:
1. “What do you think about cool mist humidifiers?”
OK AS LONG AS DISTILLED WATER IS USED ….HARD WATER MAKES A MESS OF ALL SUCH MACHINES.
2. “What is the white dust that comes out of the humidifiers?”
THAT WHITE DUST IS THE CRAP (MINERALS) THAT [ARE] IN THE WATER…THAT SAME STUFF THAT CLOGS THE ARTERIES. THE ONLY WAY AROUND IT, IS TO USE CLEAN WATER (DISTILLED).
4. MH’s AIR FRESHEN MACHINE:
It may be that if you use essential oils and distilled water along with the humidifier then there would be far less chance of mold growing. In fact, the herbs are there to manage the molds and reduce the infection from air-borne fungus or germs.
MH says that, “I believe our kids are getting more A+ papers from school than ever before since we started this and I have not even developed the formula that I want to make kids become smarter yet…YES I BELIEVE POSSIBLE TO:
- INCREASE LONGEVITY
- INCREASE IQ
- SLEEP BETTER
- PERFORM BETTER
- CONNECT BETTER SPIRITUALLY
ETC., ETC., ETC. AND BEST OF ALL, IT ALL HAPPENS WHILE SLEEPING…..”
“The machine holds 1 gallon of distilled water and sucks the air out of your house and filters it through the water and then sends the clean air back into your room mixed with the herbs that you then breathe in while sleeping….the only draw back is, that when your pulling / pushing air, it creates quite a bit of noise….but the advantages outweigh the noise, because if you sleep 30 nights in cleaner air and inhaling the herbs as you sleep, I personally believe every cell of your entire body is effected and you breathe better and are hooked for life.” — MH
I believe Herbal Spray I on the entire face at bedtime along with Air Freshen Machine II with 1 dropper of Air Freshen Herbal Concentrate nightly will make an improvement in anyone’s health and would be a God-Send for all parents seeking to raise babies.
Click here to view the: Air Freshen Machine III (good for 300 square foot room).
Here is a list of other machines he has along with the essential oils needed.
Ozone in hospitals:
We definitely need something to help kill bacteria, viruses, and other germs in our hospitals more efficiently. While it has been reported that hospitals are now using this technology in the ER (Emergency Room), it is not enough. Most people will admit that the recovery wards, especially in ICU (Intensive Care Unit), are some of the dirtiest places in the world due to the fact that everyone is exhaling harmful airborne toxins.
“Will there ever be a safe hospital? or are they check out centers? If ever there was a time in this world that humans needed to learn how to care for their own family, we are living in it.” — MH
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – 80,000 people die of infections each year in the hospital.
The good news is the ozone companies claim their machines will kill the following: E. Coli, Staphylococcus Areus, Fecal Streptococci, Salmonella Choleraesuis, Staphylococcus Aureua, Bacillus Subtillis, Aspergillus Niger, and Bacillus Antracis. I wish that all hospitals would use this technology or something comparable to keep their patients healthy, comfortable and alive.
These types of machines such as a negative ionizer or an ozone generator could be great individually or for the family. If we care about our world then someone would be wise to take the initiative to place them in hospitals, subway systems, freeways and other places where pollution is rampant. They can also be placed in bars or pubs where smoke is out of control. And lastly, they can be placed in schools where studies have shown to increase concentration, calm the children, and reduce fatigue in teachers.
Surely a smart and influential politician, doctor, or scientist could show very easily the positive results gained on a grand scale and be the hero.