At a Glance:
- Our cells make hydrogen peroxide to fight infections.
- Vitamin C IVs have been shown to stimulate hydrogen peroxide production to flush out cancer cells.
- Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean out bad bacteria in your mouth.
Many of us remember our parents bringing out the classic brown hydrogen peroxide bottle when we scrapped up our knees as a kid. We were squeamish and screamed, or maybe were fascinated by the bubbling and stinging feeling. While the brown bottle still looks the same 40+ years later, what scientists have learned about the body and hydrogen peroxide has drastically improved.
For starters, using hydrogen peroxide to clean a cut is not advised anymore because it can harm and irritate your tissue and delay healing. The best way to clean a minor wound is with cool running water and mild soap and then apply an herbal healing ointment. Keep on reading to learn why hydrogen peroxide is in your body to help remove cancer cells and improve your oral health.
What is Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide is water (H2O) with an extra oxygen molecule (H2O2). It gets power when the extra oxygen molecule oxidizes. The oxidation kills germs, which is why many people use it as part of a household cleaning mixture. However, when properly used, hydrogen peroxide can do a lot of good for preventing and healing the cancer and dental health issues.
If you do some light internet searching ( I use Duck Duck Go and NOT Google) , you may just find information about topical use with hydrogen peroxide. But since I am a woman of thorough research, this blog is meant for teaching you about the depths of how your body makes hydrogen peroxide and how to use it to live a vibrantly healthy life.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Your Cells
Our cells are marvelously complex! The body produces hydrogen peroxide in our cells to keep them healthy and happy. For example, when the immune system is activated in response to bacteria, large amounts of hydrogen peroxide are produced by specific cells to fight the infection.
When healthy and working correctly, our bodies are also superb at regulating themselves. A molecule, known as peroxiredoxin (Prx), controls the levels of hydrogen peroxide in your body. Prx acts like a sensor. If the levels of hydrogen peroxide get too high, it converts them to water. Once the bacterial threat is gone, Prx goes back to its normal state. This whole process happens because if the levels of hydrogen peroxide get too high, it can damage the cell’s DNA and other proteins.
Think of mitochondria as the lungs of your cells, responsible for cellular metabolism and respiration. They use oxygen and nutrients to create fuel for each cell to keep them healthy and adaptable to stress. One of the typical byproducts of mitochondrial respiration is hydrogen peroxide (HO), a normal part of how the body converts fuel to energy. However, a dangerous process occurs when iron levels are too high, healthy hydrogen peroxide converts into free radicals (HO-). This does severe damage to the cell, destroying your mitochondria.
Testing and maintaining your iron levels is also an essential part of the healing process. Please take a moment to read this blog about how to test iron levels and incorporate low iron practices such as avoiding alcohol and checking the iron levels in your water.
To connect the dots, cancer is a problem at the cellular level.
Only about 5 – 10% of cancer cases are genetic. Damaging your cells can lead to various cancers, illnesses, and dis-eases. The new field of epigenetics has discovered how outside factors influence cellular expressions that can lead to all kinds of dis-eases—and also how we can use these factors to support our healing.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Vitamin C
Pure Vitamin C in the bloodstream encourages hydrogen peroxide production within body tissues. This is called “peroxide-mediated Vitamin C,” which, together with white blood cells, can directly target and eradicate cancer cells wherever they may be hiding.
To harness the power of Vitamin C in your body, utilize the power of vitamin C IVs. Placing formulations of vitamin C directly into the bloodstream bypasses the digestive process altogether. This allows the body to absorb larger quantities of Vitamin C and reach saturation. Vitamin C IVs have been shown to stimulate hydrogen peroxide production in the tissues, which can flush out cancer cells with the help of white blood cells. Vitamin C is another critical part of your healing journey, and you can learn more about it here.
The Dental Health Benefits of Irrigating
Going beyond just brushing and flossing is necessary to ensure sparkling oral health. This is especially true if you struggle with low immunity, an autoimmune condition, breast cancer, or most likely all of the above since they are usually interconnected. Studies have shown a direct correlation between inflammation in the gums, gingivitis, and an increase risk of breast cancer.
There are many steps you can take to protect yourself from harmful bacteria in your mouth and encourage the good bacteria in your mouth to flourish. Below are two ways to protect your dental health with hydrogen peroxide starting today.
Irrigate with Colloidal silver and Essential Oils
Using an irrigator, like a Water Pik, (along with regular brushing and flossing), can help remove food particles and bacteria from your teeth and mouth. Since your teeth are connected to your acupuncture meridian system, the health of your teeth and gums can directly affect the health of your breast tissue. On your next walk or drive, make sure to listen to Dr. Nunnally’s podcast episode about “SMART” dentistry and the WaterPik®.
For those of us on a healthy breast journey, going the extra step is necessary for total healing. To make your dental routine more effective, try putting either an ounce of hydrogen peroxide or colloidal silver in your irrigator. Use hydrogen peroxide sparingly as it can weaken the enamel of your teeth if used on a daily basis. I highly recommend is called Argentyn 23™. This is a colloidal silver product based on a propriety formula that provides “ultra-fine dispersion.”
A few drops of clove or cinnamon oil in the Water Pik can go a long way in reducing unhealthy bacteria and healing the gum tissue.
Many types of mouthwash on the market today are full of toxic substances. They include a wide range of chemicals, artificial coloring and sweeteners, as well as fluoride. These chemicals have been linked to breast cancer and issues in the endocrine system, reproductive system, kidneys, and brain.
For example, the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC) classifies PFOA (found in floss) as a Group 2B “possibly carcinogenic to humans” substance. The US Environmental Protection Agency states that there is “suggestive evidence of carcinogenicity…,” according to a report put out by the American Cancer Society.
Needless to say, they are a no-go for those on a healing journey, especially when you have plenty of non-toxic and healthy oral care options! I just interviewed Trina Felber, CEO of Primal Life Organics for our Conquering Cancer Together Virtual Retreat. She discussed the importance of properly detoxing your mouth. She created a beautiful detox kit that has many samples of her products – totally nontoxic and environmentally friendly. Try her gum serum instead of mouthwash.
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