Healthy Beginnings

The Health Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy


Hydrogen peroxide therapy has been utilized by informed physicians for over a century.

There are over 6,000 published medical studies on it that have proven its bene t over and over again since then.

The unfortunate fact is that many physicians are still uninformed about its bene ts or even worse, believe it is dangerous.

Before scoffing at this idea, realize that the first line of defense by certain white blood cells in our immune system is to use hydrogen peroxide to oxidize (kill) invading parasites, viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus.

All body tissues contain an enzyme called catalase. In the presence of catalase, peroxide (H2O2) is reduced to water (H2O) and free oxygen (O-). So, there is strong reason to believe that added hydrogen peroxide, used properly, will be both safe and effective against invading organisms.

What’s even more exciting is that the free radical (free oxygen molecules) has been found to be an effective way to kill cancer cells without harming normal cells!

William Campbell Douglass, M.D., PhD, discovered that not only is peroxide involved in body defense but it also acts like insulin in that it aids the transport of sugar through the body. It is also at least as important as the thyroid gland for heat generation because it creates “intracellular thermogenesis,” a warming of your cells, which is absolutely essential to life’s processes.

Hydrogen peroxide is produced by all the cells of the body for many different physiological reasons. It is involved in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, immunity, and vitamin and mineral metabolism in all the systems in the body.

In a study done at Baylor University over 20 years ago, H2O2 was dripped into the leg and carotid vessels of patients known to have severe arteriosclerosis. When these patients died, autopsies were done to compare arteries that had been treated with those that were not. They reported that, “the plaque buildup was removed by injecting peroxide into the blood vessels.”

The First International Conference of Bio-Oxidative Medicine was held in February 1989 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Many studies have been presented at subsequent meetings showing benefits using IV peroxide in treating shingles, chronic obstructive lung disease and various viral infections, including AIDS, certain forms of cancer, gum disease, arthritis, depression, lupus and MS. The list could go on and exceed the space limitations of this article.

Peroxide is extremely well tolerated by the body. At the same time it is capable of killing all these things, it does not kill us. This is because of the enzyme catalase. Catalase, found throughout the human body, causes peroxide to turn into oxygen and water. Viruses and bacteria do not contain catalase so the peroxide destroys them.

It is true however, if used improperly, it can be harmful. It especially should not be taken orally. That is why it must be administered by a physician who knows how to use it correctly.

For more information, contact Reno Integrative Medical Center, 6110 Plumas St., Ste. B, Reno, at 775-829-1009 or