Thursday, 23 March 2006 14:39

Years to your Life, Life to your Years

Written by   Kyle and Veronica Leatherwood

The search for the Fountain of Youth has been going on throughout history, literature and mythology. People have fallen prey to charlatans and con men in the quest for rejuvenation. Even though we are aware of this, there is something in us that yearns to be younger, feel younger and look younger. We are often willing to spend thousands of dollars in this quest, but results usually are only temporary and only skin deep. What if there was a way to rejuvenate your body from the inside out.

I want to share with you the most scientific ways I am aware of to “ add years to your life and life to your years”. Rejuvenation starts from within, at the cellular level.

“Years to your life, life to your years” is a favorite quote of Dr. Saul Pressman of Canada one of the gurus of the oxygen spa movement. He coined the phrase because of the results he has seen. What does he say, can add years to your life and life to your years? The answer is, “an oxygen spa”. Most of you have probably never heard of an oxygen spa, so let me tell you the theory, behind why it works.

Dr. Otto Warburg, a two time Nobel Prize Winner in medicine, made this statement, which he proved scientifically to be true, “The fundamental cause of all degenerative diseases is hypoxia (oxygen starvation at the cellular level). Cancer and other degenerative diseases cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment”. His discoveries regarding cancer were the reason why he won the Nobel Prize for medicine. There are many others saying similar things about oxygen such as Steven Levine, Ph.D., co-author of "Antioxidant Adaptation: Its Role in Free Radical Biochemistry" states, “We can look at oxygen deficiency or oxygen starvation as the single greatest cause of all disease.” Kurt W. Donsbach, D.C., N.D., Ph.D. said "The greater the oxygen concentration in the bloodstream, the greater the feeling of vitality and the stronger the body's barrier to degenerative diseases."

When you begin to read the scientific studies by highly respected men such as Warburg regarding oxygen, it changes your perspective on disease and aging. Here is a man that proved cancer and many degenerative diseases are caused by the lack of oxygen at the cellular level. If you have enough oxygen at the cellular level and each cell can breathe, then cancer will not grow. For cancer and other degenerative diseases grow because of the fermentation process, which starts because the cell cannot breathe. Warburg went on to say that you need to remove the toxins or chemicals that hinder cell respiration. Many cells have access to oxygen, but the cellular debris, chemicals or toxins, known as carcinogens, keep the cell from breathing. Therefore, there needs to be detoxification cleansing at the cellular level as well as the exposure of oxygen to the cells. This is why you should only use products that are all natural and purely botanical if possible. Many products contain animal by-products, mineral oils, chemicals, and toxins, which can contaminate the body at the cellular level, and can eventually contribute to many diseases, including premature aging and cancer.

Degenerative diseases, which we all accept as a part of aging, can be greatly reduced if we are able to detoxify or cleanse the body at the cellular level and then give the body the needed oxygen. Remember oxygen is the number one nutrient the body needs. You can only live a few minutes without oxygen.

In naturopathic medicine there are two pillars of health and long life. One is the nutritional side, giving the body everything it needs to build and rebuild itself. The other is the cleansing or detoxification side. Warburg’s work unwittingly confirmed these principles of naturopathic medicine that had been taught for hundreds of years.

Now let’s get back to the oxygen spa. An oxygen spa is a steam sauna where oxygen is added to the steam sauna. The body receives the oxygen transdermally through the skin. Dr. Kellogg originally started this concept in the late 1800s. The head is out of the steam sauna in modern oxygen spas or oxygen saunas. The mouth and nose aren’t breathing the oxygen. The oxygen passes into the body through the pores of the skin, thereby causing more cells of the body to be exposed to the oxygen. The steam sauna causes the body to sweat, the sweat detoxifies the skin, making it healthier and you get more oxygen to the skin and indirectly to other parts of the body.

The ancient Romans understood the concept of steam saunas and the ability to create sweat or artificially induce fever to fight sickness and disease. The Norwegians, Native American Indians, and many others have used steam sauna therapy for thousands of years. Why did they use steam saunas? For thousands of years steam sauna sweat therapy has been believed to be both a powerful healing and rejuvenative experience. Steam therapy has been widely reported to do the following things according to The International Steam Therapy Association:

· Dramatically increase oxygenation of the tissues and cells

· Increase the white blood cell count

· Increase circulation

· Deliver oxygen and nutrients within the body

· Burn 400-600 calories per session

· Increase tumor necrosis factor by up to 500 times

· Purge accumulated toxins (pesticides, PCBs, drug residues, acidic wastes, etc)

· Stimulate the immune system

· Kill bacteria and viruses

· Relax and loosen sore muscles

Sweat is reported to contain more toxins than urine! This is why skin is often referred to as the third kidney. So anything you put on the skin needs to be all natural and non-chemical if possible. For some things we put on our skin can clog the pores of the skin and we lose the ability of our third kidney to detoxify. This is why the condition of the skin can be a predictor of disease. When skin is healthy, naturally from within, often this is indicative of a healthy body. When you use natural means, such as oxygen, steam therapy, proper nutrition, and diet to create healthy skin it affects the entire body.

Kyle and Veronica Leatherwood are owners of Day Spring Wellness Center in Garland, Texas. Both are certified OHT’s. Kyle and Veronica have an amazing story of how God put them into the wellness and oxygen spa business. She has been managing Day Spring now for about five years. For more information you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Day Spring and its staff do not make any medical or therapeutic claims. All information is for informational purposes only.

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  • Comment Link Nancy Dobbins Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:48 posted by Nancy Dobbins

    Hi, Kyle and Veronica,

    I have written a book too. I'll be sending you a flyer to describe it. It would be wonderful to hear from you!

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