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LiveO2: Powering Up Life with Mark Squibb
If we just all call ourselves experts in something, we are going to make it a long way in life. Does that work?
If we learned from it and if we grow from it and be a student first. It’s all about just being a student and being open to paying attention. God gave us two ears and a mouth to listen.
Have you tried that? If you’ve never met Seany, he loves to talk.
I do, hence the podcast. At least I can talk though. It’s all good.
It’s all good and I thank you for taking a nice deep breath over there because that’s one of the essential things that we can do. It’s one of the top eleven tips that I put together for everyone. It sounds like a silly topic, but I had a yoga teacher. She’s the person who was in charge of my teacher training and she says, “You can go roughly 30 days without eating and a few days without water, but try and go ten minutes without breathing.”
That’s what happened to me. Look what happened.
How did it go?
It didn’t go so well. That’s good though. I’m breathing now. I lost oxygen for quite some time. I think it was hours. Taylor, this gentleman who teaches the breath work, the guy who climbed Everest, what’s his name? Tell me about him.
There’s a guy out there named Wim Hof, who climbed most of Mount Everest in a pair of shorts and some shoes. It’s through this powerful breath practice that he created that allows you to heat up your body. It allows you to bypass a part of the brain called the limbic system. I got into a conversation with this with someone who knew more about this than I did. They told me that part of the Wim Hof breath practice is holding your breath. You start to train this breath hold and what you’re doing is you’re overriding your innate biological impulse to breathe. As you do that, you’re bypassing this part of the brain called the limbic system. It is considered in some contexts like the reptilian brain or the less evolved part of the brain, which is primarily focused on survival. As you overcome that survival mechanism, you start to allow yourself into more complex part of the brain specifically the prefrontal cortex, which is more than the human brain. That’s an extreme version of a breath practice where you’re trying to tap into a different part of your brain. Wim Hof is a little bit extreme, but if we toned that back to thinking about what we do in yoga, this is what I used to teach when I did teach yoga. Breath is the most important part of a yoga practice because it’s our connection to calming the nervous system.
This is scientifically proven. You can try it out yourself. The deeper you breathe, the slower you breathe, the calmer your nervous system will be. That’s the foundation, in my opinion. There are a lot of layers to the yoga practice, but that’s the foundation. You go into a yoga room and you’re signing up to put yourself in physically compromised, physically stressful, strenuous positions. If someone is teaching the class right, you should be deep breathing throughout because of what you’re doing is you’re training your nervous system. You’re training your nervous system through breath to say, “This amount of stress doesn’t bother me.” As you progress in your yoga practice, you’re being able to put more stress on the nervous system while remaining calm. I would always translate that to people that if you can handle and you’re training yourself to deal with this amount of stress in a controlled safe environment. When you’re out in the world and that stress hits you, you’ve already trained your nervous system how to deal with it and you’re ready to go. What do you think about over there?
I thought I’d get into a nice long explanation of breath because it’s often overlooked and simplified.
When we first met, you had me on what machines?
Sean was my client at Bulletproof Labs and the first thing I ever put him on was a system called LiveO2, which was designed by our guest whose name is Mark Squibb. LiveO2 is an all you can eat buffet of oxygen. The principle that Mark will get into and he’ll share on the show is that oxygen is the primary resource your body needs to create energy. When you have more of that in your body, you’re going to have more energy. When your body has more energy, it has more capacity to heal and do everything that you want your body to do. It’s a beautifully designed system he’s come up with because it’s taking this breath work idea to the next level. He’s ingeniously designed this to where you can get 24 times the amount of oxygen to your brain. In terms of healing, the more oxygen you can get into the brain, the better. On top of that, he’s increasing blood flow. In his words, if you have a clogged pipe, you need a plumber to come and unclog the pipe. This system is specifically designed to help unclog all the pipes in your body and restore circulation and restore oxygenation. When you do that, magical things happen.If you’ve ever heard of an oxygen bar, LiveO2 is an all-you-can-eat buffet with a turbo charge. Click To Tweet
He’s also a fun guy. He’s brilliant and smart.
We got the privilege of hanging out with Mark and his team up in Reno. We’re riding the bike and getting oxygenated for a couple of days. On the last day of the conference, we got away from the casino because the casino was not the most fun place to be. There are a lot of cigarette smoke and whatnot. We went over to Mark’s Airbnb, we cooked a bunch of grass-fed ribeye steaks, some broccolini, some mushrooms sautéed in red wine and we just all sat down and we shared a meal and got to know each other. I have taken a picture because it’s one of those pictures you take and you look back several years from now. Do you remember that moment?
Yeah, it was so good. You made the steak. You put them in the oven. It was delicious.
There’s a technique for cooking steaks, which I think is the best technique for cooking steaks. They call it reverse sear. Typically, what people do or the traditional is they’ll sear the steak and then they’ll finish it in the oven. However, that oftentimes you’re getting this uneven cooking where the edges are brown and well done and the middle is rare. With the reverse sear, what you do is you cook it in the oven at 275, which is a low oven temperature and you gently cook the steak until it’s whatever temperature you want it to be. I usually cook a medium rare. I just go by feel. I can touch a steak and I can know what it is. Temperature wise, I believe a medium rare is 135. If you’ve temp it to 135, you’d pull it, let it rest for ten minutes, pat it dry on the outside, and then take a cast iron pan and just get it piping hot high heat. What I’ll do is I’ll take the fat side of the steak, sear it first, brown it and then use that melted off oil to then sear the rest of the stake. It just creates this beautifully cooked piece of meat that’s crispy and brown all along the outside.
It’s time for us now to have on Mark.
Let’s talk to Mark.
Welcome to the show, Mark. How are you doing?
How about you, Sean?
I feel good. I’m high on O2.
I’m high on fasting for the second day in a row now but that’s all good. Mark, will you quickly just let our audience know who you are and what you do?
My name is Mark Squibb. I’m the inventor of LiveO2. The main thing is I discovered that when you oxygenate yourself well, your whole body works better. I started this journey when one of my sons was injured with some chemicals and I was getting old faster than I wanted to and I said, “I need to fix this.” I started working with oxygen, then the rest is history. I’ve been having a good time. We’ve developed one of the most effective health products on the planet and we get amazing stories about every week.
Would you let everyone know what exactly is LiveO2 and what it’s doing for the body?
If you’ve ever heard of an oxygen bar, LiveO2 is an all you can eat buffet with a turbocharger. The model there is all life. Everything we do is a function of energy production. Our bodies make energy by metabolizing fuel with oxygen. The main thing that goes on when we have an injury or we get older is our body’s ability to make energy decreases as a result of degeneration, etc. When you restore oxygen, you basically end up restoring your body’s natural ability to make energy, which means you heal better and you perform better. A simple way of saying it would be most of our users within a month or two of using the LiveO2 will end up rolling their time life and all of their health problems back by somewhere in the ballpark of fifteen years. You could think of LiveO2 as a time machine to not only get younger but stay younger for the remains of your days.Exercise activates your body to maximize the volume of oxygen transport between your lungs and your tissues, and back. Click To Tweet
How does the system exactly work? I want to paint a picture for people getting the oxygen mask on and being on the bike and everything.
If you think about breathing, what we’re doing is we’re turbocharging the breathing process with a couple of different techniques. We know how to breathe, we draw air in and out of our lungs. When we do that, the oxygen and the air on inhale, what happens is you create a vacuum and you pull carbon dioxide out of the blood which is the reflex that causes us to breathe. When you exhale, you pressurize the lungs and that forces oxygen across the lung membrane to get oxygen in the blood. It turns out that when you breathe harder, you exchange more gas, which is the main reason why you ended up breathing harder. Most people think of oxygen as a medical process but if you exercise, the process of exercise activates your body to maximize the volume of oxygen transport between your lungs and your tissues and back. When you take a breath, you’re charging the blood with oxygen. When your heart beats, it squirts the blood from your lungs to the tissue.
Once the red blood cells reach the tissue, they’ll drop off oxygen and pick up carbon dioxide to take it back to the lungs. When you’re working out, you breathe harder because the demand for oxygen in the tissues tends to activate the air exchange or oxygen transport process in the lungs. What we do is we do everything possible to activate oxygen transport including exercise, but I developed another trick. When you get your heart beating hard and breathing hard, that hard respiration is engineered or designed to maximize the gas transfer. The other part about LiveO2 is I developed this technique called adaptive contrast. This is a little bit of detail. When you breathe oxygen mixture, it turns out that your heart and lungs get lazy. You don’t have to work that hard. One day I was out skiing up in the mountains and I got up to the top of the hill and I could hear my heart pounding in my head. I’m like, “That’s interesting.” When I did that and research what it was, the heart pounding in the head means the body is approximately quadrupled the volume of blood. It squirts through the brain.
I came back to the lab and said, “It sure would be nice to duplicate that physiology.” When we did that by adding a low oxygen switch to our system, we ended up seeing people experience radical and sometimes depending on how severe the injury was and restoration of brain function. Our users ended up getting smarter the next day. As we’ve been developing the product, we started simultaneously maximizing the volume of blood that flows through the body by using simulated high altitude and then switching to oxygen-rich, which creates a perfect storm of oxygen delivery to the tissue. Switching back and forth between low and high oxygen mixtures tends to create about three times the physiological effect. You’re just breathing a bunch of oxygen.
It’s so important for our audience to understand not just the importance of oxygen in terms of creating energy in the body, but also how you’ve used this very simple technology to hack into the system and flood the brain and the vital organs with more oxygen and facilitate healing. What’s cool about the LiveO2 set up is it’s benefiting people who are trying to heal, but it’s also benefiting people who are trying to perform better in every aspect of life.
One of the fun things is that our nearest competitor would be hyperbaric chambers, which had been around for a long time. When people think about a hyperbaric chamber, they’ll usually only adopt it because they’ve got a health challenge that they’re trying to overcome. One of the fun things about LiveO2 is people will get it and I’ll say, “They’re buying it because they want a hyperbaric chamber.” It’s because it’s an exercise platform and it’s an extreme performance trainer, they end up saying, “This is great for anti-aging. This is making me a better athlete.” We did a trial with one of my colleagues and people are used to thinking about VO2 max. We did three VO2 max test and long story short, we saw that 9% gain in VO2 max the first week. By the time we finished at eleven weeks, we had observed a 29% increase in VO2 max with this particular person. It meant that not only do we see health restoration effects, but I don’t think there’s any other technology ever that’s been able to produce a 29% improvement in aerobic performance in only eleven weeks.
To help people understand a little bit more about what you do. I know you have tons of stories of people jumping on this thing. Do you have any of that on more of the healing side of things because we have a community that’s very much geared towards healing and recovery?
One of our interesting stories is a veteran named Ben Menefee. He’s on our website, LiveO2.com. Ben was in Afghanistan and he had a very severe head injury. It was a freak accident. He ended up suffering a brain bleed and Ben ended up half paralyzed. I believe his right side lost control and was in a wheelchair. About a few years of post-injury, Ben discovered LiveO2. He started using hyperbaric, but he was looking for something that he could use at home so he ended up adopting LiveO2 and training every day. Within a couple of weeks, his rate of recovery picked up and he was able to retire his wheelchair. About several months after he started using LiveO2, he reported to us that he was starting to get tactile. He could feel his hand again and start to get some motor control in his hand, which means that there are two stages of recovery. This is a brain injury. There’s an initial recovery which occurs when you re-oxygenate the brain. With continued use, we see facilitation and neurogenesis which is actual structural healing the brain tissue.
I saw a similar phenomenon with my son. He had encountered some chemical toxins. He had a 48-hour recovery, meaning that very meaningful percentage of his brain function recovered in a couple of days. He also had a deeper injury that took about a few years to recover. I’m happy to report that he’s fully recovered now. The piece there is that when you oxygenate the tissue as we see with hyperbaric chambers, it helps the body to recover. One of the main things that happen is when you have any mechanical injury, there’s a crush and the vascular system itself is damaged and that causes the loss of oxygen delivery to the tissue. A hyperbaric chamber will super-pressurize the oxygen and push it through the tissue like a sponge. LiveO2 uses the vascular system to get oxygen as close as possible, but if you’re starting from an internal origin, the oxygen has to diffuse or soak through less tissue to reach an injured area.
We tend to see all sorts of injuries recover more quickly. One of the other things it was fun to discover that even the cold and flu are injuries because everybody thinks they’re a virus. The virus ends up causing an injury to the lungs and the injury to the lung creates a film that interferes with the gas transfer. I ended up having the flu twice in a month, but what was cool was I was able to cycle through it in a few days. With LiveO2, I was able to force oxygen through the mucous membrane and feel okay even when I had a cold or flu. The point about this is that the loss or almost any injury or disease will always interfere somehow with oxygen delivery to the tissue. If you go over to PubMed and you start looking at fancy papers on things like arthritis and most autoimmune disorders, you’ll almost always find that the tissue that’s got some disease condition has low oxygen, which would be hypoxic or low oxygen. Whenever you restore the oxygen of the diseased tissue regardless if the disease causes low oxygen or if low oxygen caused the disease, you almost always see an improvement in the ability to recover and restoration metabolism just because oxygen is magic.
I like to think of oxygen as one of these foundational resources that we have access to as human beings. I’ve put a handful of them in the tips I throw up on our website. Oxygen is this key to energy production and this foundational resource. When we don’t have enough of it, our bodies tend to struggle. The way I like to think about is our body starts having to cut corners. It’s not running as efficiently as you can, but when we get this hyperoxygenation into the body, all the tissues are finally able to produce energy efficiently. We thrive as human beings when that energy is coming through the system.
When you think about the body, if you model it as a walking bag of water, the immune system or the white blood cells that make up the immune system are fish that swim around in the walking bag of water. A cell that has a rich oxygen supply will produce nineteen times more energy than the cell that has a compromised oxygen supply. If you think about your immune system as a collection of soldiers or an army that has nineteen times more energy to do work, it’s going to be vastly more effective at keeping your body pure and preventing and overcoming any infection. That’s the point, which is the power numbers. If you think about the difference in energy, a 19:1 advantage, what happens as we get older is our vascular system and our oxygen delivery processes become compromised. You’ll notice if you look at the statistics, people say, “You lose about 1% of your ability to produce energy every year.” Your respiratory capacity, your physical output but your vitality in general tends to fall off as you get older. The books that tell you this stuff say it happens, that’s a function of age.
When I started to go through that, I’m like, “There’s got to be a reason for this.” There was a brilliant German scientist by the name of Manfred von Ardenne that more or less discovered that there’s a stealth injury mechanism that creates inflammation inside the vascular system that more or less blocked blood flow as we age. As this inflammation piles up, our body’s ability to move oxygen to the tissue goes down, which is one of if not the main reason we lose vitality as we age. It is one of if not the main reason we become more vulnerable to degenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases as we age. My hypothesis and very strong personal belief are that if you keep the pipes open by supercharging them with oxygen and clearing all that stuff out, you just don’t go downhill fast. If you’ve got something wrong, your vulnerability to cancer and various other diseases has been proven since 1920 with Otto Warburg to be a result of tissues that are stuck in a low oxygen state. If you can prevent that from happening by maintaining optimal health, then not only your ability to recover, but your ability to avoid degenerate situations is improved. That’s why this oxygen thing is so powerful. The simple metaphor will be taking the car out on the interstate and blow in the carbon out. Keep everything flowing.
Taylor, do you want to explain what happened to me when you put me on that machine?Respiratory capacity, physical output, and vitality falls off as people get older. Click To Tweet
When I was working with Upgrade Labs from Bulletproof as one of their trainers, Sean came in. He’s one of my clients and I put him on LiveO2. I did a number of things but I’ve put him in an infrared light bed and then I put him onto LiveO2. My whole premise was he’d had a brain injury and I know this is a system that helps bring more oxygen to the brain. If we bring more oxygen to the brain, the body has this wonderful intelligence that it knows how to heal itself. The only thing oftentimes missing is resources. My whole premise of approaching health is like, “Let’s give the body all the resources it needs. From that, it knows what to do.” I put Sean on this and initially, his oxygen levels in his left weak side was reading in the 60s, which is just a symptom of his left side doesn’t get great circulation and the pipes are blocked. I got him on there and I started him on oxygen and then did a few rounds of taking the oxygen away and bringing it back and taking it away and bring it back. By the end of fifteen minutes, his left side is up to 99% to 100% oxygenation.
You can feel this new warmth coming through the left side because it’s usually fairly cold. You also see this healthy redness come back to the tissue. It was cool to see that just in one session, you can visibly see his body increasing circulation and these signs of vitality and warmth and growth. It was a fun place to investigate and see what this is doing for someone who’s had a stroke. I’m very much into any cool one like, “Let’s try this and see what happens.”
It was awesome because I felt that again. The tingling sensation on my arm was coming back. Having a stroke on the right side of my brain affects the left side of my body. I got on this thing on the spin bike and he put the mask on me and I was like, “What are we doing here?” After twenty minutes of doing it and sweating, I felt great. I saw the same thing happened in Reno when we met Mark up the chiropractic event, the Chiropractic Rocks. I so much believe in it that we’re getting a machine here for the office soon that I’m going to be using every day. If what Mark is saying is true, this could help out so many people with brain injury and stroke right now. The trauma we go through every day is insurmountable compared to what Mark has invented.
Sean, one of the experiences you had with your left side going warm is back to the very simple point, which is whenever you have any trauma, the body loses the ability to move oxygen. If you had something wrong on the left side, restoration of the oxygen like you did in that one session will help everything heal better and work better. That’s where we get to these amazing restorations equality alive because the body knows how to heal as long as it has the materials. Oxygen is literally magic in terms of helping people heal that has had some injury because every injury and almost every disease interferes with the oxygen delivery. When you restore that through a simple fast technique with LiveO2, the results can be immediate. It’s not a miracle for everyone, but it is the fastest way to restore oxygen throughout the body.
What if your body has a spinal cord injury? How do you work with them if they can’t get on the bike?
Hyperthermia is good.
Hyperthermia is heating someone up.
What makes LiveO2 work is anything that will increase the pulse. If you can get the heart and lungs working harder, then that will increase the circulatory system or circulating blood volume and that’s usually enough. I’ve worked with people that were so paralyzed that the only control muscle I could control was their diaphragm. I set him up with a breathing resistance device that forced them basically to breathe through a small hole and we were able to use them breathing in a sauna to get them up and activated. That worked with them having absolutely no motor control. This was a paraplegic situation.
That’s incredible because you’re finding these other avenues to work with someone. I know your typical protocol is being able to exercise, but you are working behind the scenes to help bring this level of oxygenation to people who can’t even jump on the bike initially and then start building upon that initial thought. I want to know how Mark Squibb first got on this whole epic oxygen thing. I know you said you were trying to help yourself feel better and you’re trying to help your son heal, but was there a process of discovery in terms of first creating this idea?
I always look at energy. I’m an engineer and the power equation, what makes a system work? What enables healing? When I looked at the technologies that were available, we as a culture and we as a community need something that’s affordable and at home. If we take the community looking at a high prepared situation, it always costs a lot to go to hyperbaric. It takes a lot of time. I’m like, “I want something that I can use that I can share with my friends and that can be used at home.” One of my goals was to create a system that was simple but also available. If you take a look at the community of people that needs a tool like this, the ability to put it in your office and to have it where you can quickly and easily use it is critical.
With hyperbaric, they’re expensive. It takes a long time to get in them and they don’t work very fast. I’m not trying to pick on the technology. I’m just saying that this oxygen process is so powerful that if it’s available to you and you can use it once or twice a day or multiple times a week, the amount of progress that you can make in terms of recovery or even performance training is much greater if you’ve got access to it. The main things that were driving me were to have a system or a process that was simple, safe, fast and more or less available to whoever wanted it in their bedroom or in their house.
What was your first experience when you were going through this process on yourself? Did you have anything you were specifically trying to work on or benchmarks for yourself?
I’ve spent many years sitting at desk writing software and my back hurt. My mom had a case of cancer. I hadn’t developed a system when my mom had cancer, but I was just noticing that I was getting older and I started having kids again. I was like, “I want to go out and be able to preserve my health so I can go out and play with these guys.” My main initiative was to maintain my mobility, my attitude and get rid of all the silly aches and pains that slowed me down. I looked around in my peer group and I was like, “These people are falling apart. What’s going on?” I said, “What do we need to do not to fall apart and to make it so that they stay together?”
As I started looking at this as an energy equation, I started thinking like a plumber and going back to the basics like, “A cell will be healthy if it has what it needs to be healthy.” When I started looking at what happens to us as we age and as we end up with health-compromising events, it became clear that plumbing and oxygen to the cells was the main missing ingredient that leads to degeneration disease and the stealth loss of vitality that we go through as we age. I was like, “I want to keep living. I want to live hard, I want to live fun, I want to have the best quality of life. I’d sure like it if everybody around me can have a good time too.” That’s what motivated me. It’s all about living and having fun.A cell that has a rich oxygen supply will produce nineteen times more energy than a cell that has a compromised oxygen supply. Click To Tweet
You find an efficient way to live a better life. As you discovered and came up with the LiveO2 system, did you think it was going to be a business initially or did you start sharing it with friends and see what would happen?
My main motivation there was I built the very first system because I had drifted into the healthcare industry. I didn’t know it was going to be a business until I saw my son recover in 48 hours. He started out with what they call Tourette’s seizures and involuntary flicks in his eye up. When his seizures resolved in fifteen minutes, it set me back. I’m like, “I don’t know of any other technology that could do that.” When you first invent something, you don’t know what it does until you get a few experiences. It took a few years to figure out what was physiologically happening. When we added the adaptive contrast, which we’ll be switching back and forth and we saw doubling or tripling of the physiological results and it became a performance training system in addition, it was like, “What is this?”
It’s like the guy that invented the wheel. It looks good but what is this good for? That was the early experience because I didn’t know what it was or what it could do. For example, with some of the TBI like with Dakota, I did a neurological panel and measuring the delta on the restoration of brain function in hours, days, and over the years. It was surprising. When we realized we had something that could create that much improvement in brain function, I was surprised and I almost didn’t understand the cultural magnitude of the invention.
One of the things I noticed watching your talk out in Reno was not only was this bringing healing to people as they were doing the session in the days after. As soon as you unlock the pipes and open the pipes back up, that has a lasting effect for years even if you’re not using the system. Is that correct?
Yeah, that’s correct. The injury mechanism is whenever you have a stress event and it’s called tourniquet injury. If you shut off blood flow to tissue for 90 minutes, what happens is the vascular system ends up injured in a way that causes the functional diameter of the capillaries to shrink. When that happens because the pipe that needs to carry blood is closed off, blood will almost forever go around that tissue. This has been documented since about 1935. What I didn’t realize until I started seeing the product is that this tourniquet injury is a result of stress. Did you ever notice that if somebody has a life trauma like they’ll lose a spouse, a few months later they end up with either severe health challenge or they die? The reason for that is that the stress event causes a systemic injury that’s just like the tourniquet injury.
Is it like vasoconstriction of the capillaries?
It’s vasoconstriction but it’s an injury. A capillary is so small that the blood cells won’t go through it without bending. Once you add a tiny bit of inflammation to the capillary, then a red blood cell won’t go through there, which means that the tissues that are supplied by that capillary end up losing their oxygen supply for as long as the capillary is injured. The mechanism that LiveO2 uses is to supersaturate the water part of the blood or the plasma. Drano was a pretty good metaphor. It was discovered that if you can supersaturate the water part of the blood and squirt it through that swollen capillary once you get to about four times more oxygen than normal, then the capillary will open back up and become normal almost immediately.
The mechanism of injury or this tourniquet injury phenomenon are our bodies will lose blood flow as we age and as we encounter or have any stress events toxins. When you supersaturate the oxygen, these pipes open back up. Once they’ve opened back up, they stay open until you do something that messes them up again. When you measure the physiological effect of LiveO2, you can see it’s unclogging a pipe. People will measure a year later and still have a functional restoration that they got from one fifteen-minute session a year ago. You don’t measure profusion but if you measure blood flow or brain function, we did an experiment with a lady that has had a series of concussions, she’s substantially recovered in a few days. We went back a few years later and did a follow-up test on her brain function and sure enough, she was still recovered a few years later, which is more than a year. It’s amazing how simple it can be.
That example was only about 30 minutes of total training and work.
It was two fifteen-minute sessions.
It was a few years of benefit just based on that.
Even now, she’s still substantially normal. If you’ve got a clogged pipe and you unclog the pipe, it’ll stay unclogged and you enjoy the benefits wherever. It’s like pulling out a splinter.
You are working on two modalities. Unclogging the pipe and then hyperoxygenating the blood.
Mark, I was on O2 during my coma for several days during my stroke and during the surgeries. I can only imagine if I was hooked up to the LiveO2, my recovery time would have been a lot less and the damage to my brain would have been less severe. Is that what you’re saying?A cell will be healthy if it has what it needs to be healthy. Click To Tweet
There are some techniques that were developed by Manfred von Ardenne and this is available. If you’ve had somebody that has had a stroke, what they will normally do is give you adrenaline alongside to increase your heart rate even if you’re unconscious and a stroke. The increase in heart rate and increase in oxygen transport will definitely help in minimizing or mitigating damage or the ongoing injury process. For example, if they could have put you on a hyperbaric chamber while you were unconscious, that would have helped too. Anything that you can do to increase the dissolved oxygen level into tissue while you’re in a recovery cycle or an ischemic event will help to reduce the damage.
Even post-rehab. I was at the hospital for a few months and I was able to walk. Imagine if we got these clients or patients or people in the community on your LiveO2 machine, the recovery process and their time in the hospital is lessened and lowered. The amount of money my insurance paid for is close to $1 million. I was in the hospital for a few months and the recovery time for myself and the veterans coming back for all of it could be lessened with this machine.
When we’ve done experiments, we never formally studied it. When you look at the total cost to recovery and total time to recovery, keeping the tissue in a very oxygenated state will generally reduce the recovery time by at least 50%.
I cannot wait to start this thing. I know you’re going to give me a protocol and I’ll get to it. Once the machine arrives at my house, we’ll video it and we’ll document everything. What I saw in Reno and what I saw at Upgrade Labs in just those twenty minutes spurts were outstanding. Imagine if I get this going for a few weeks straight on this. Even though I’m eight years post, something has got to happen from what you’re telling me. It’s been a journey for myself. When you’re talking about the veteran who’s on your website, he’s seen recovery after a few years. I’m a few years and that gives hope to so many people out there. That’s what the show is all about. Giving people a little bit of a nugget saying, “It’s possible to get back. It’s possible to get something back.”
One of the things I’ll offer in terms of the word of hope, we’ve seen a substantial if not immediately recoveries. We did an experiment with a young man that has had a series of concussion spanning back about a few years. Corbin had restoration of brain function a few years post-injury. He had a case of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosed 70% disabled. His concussion history went back a few years and he fully recovered from his list of issues in a few days.
I have friends who play in the NFL who have CTE. You can tell that their memories are jarring. They have trouble finding their way home. They’re looking for any kind of avenue. Have you broken into the combative sports like soccer with the head hitting the ball or the MMA or the football world as well?
Our adoptions in those spaces have been more towards performance enhancement. If you take a look at the military, certain branches of the military have seven out of ten people coming out with post-concussion syndrome. If we could get LiveO2 into the training facilities, then I believe that the entire accumulation of brain damage as a result of impact would be substantially minimized if not eliminated because when you get an injury if got the ability and the tools to fully recover. There’s a collection of players that are walking with injuries. Joe Namath took a few months to get back. If you’re taking a 70-year-old guy and giving him hyperbaric chamber treatments for a few months and he’s able to recover, that suggests that younger players, if they had the tools as part of their working careers or sports careers, could do the healing in real-time and not accumulate the brain damage that they get presently. If we a look at all these people and the parents of the kids, for me I won’t send my kids out to do a contact sport because I believe that every time they hit their head if they’re losing just a little bit, if they do that enough, then it’s a problem. That’s going to compromise your quality of life. If you can give them a tool where they can heal themselves every day, how could anything be better?
We have so many guests on the show who played in the NFL, Eben Britton. Bas Rutten who trained SEAL Team Six who is a legend, he’s looking for any kind of avenues and also Dan Henderson. These guys all need this right now.
One of those cases of anyone who has experienced any trauma or brain injury and hasn’t hyperoxygenated the body, they all benefit from this because it’s reopening closed doors. It’s bringing energy into the system to where it can heal. It’s one of those foundational things that every human being can benefit from. Let’s say someone doesn’t have access to LiveO2 system. Do you have any tips on how to get more oxygen to the body if we’re not able to get access to your resources?
The organic form of LiveO2 is called high-intensity interval training. If you’re physiologically fit, sprint recovery workouts are helpful. Any workout where you can get your heart pounding in your head is helpful. Unfortunately, shy of a workout to able to get the heartbeat in the head, you tend not to establish the blood flow through the brain. It’s unfortunate. One of the things about LiveO2 is that we even have people that are in their 70s and 80s. We have one former talk show host that’s in his 90s that is able to use LiveO2. The thing about LiveO2 is it helps you reach that high intensity and high oxygenation state even if you’re older. The only substitute is high-intensity interval training in terms of being able to achieve this oxygen level or approximate the oxygen level with LiveO2.
You have designed a system that is impossible, in my opinion, to create that much oxygen in the body naturally because we’re hacking the system. I got an interesting question passed over from our producer, Gloria, and she was wondering have you have any experience working with people who are pregnant? Is hyperoxygenating while pregnant good for the babies?
There’s an interesting experiment that Manfred von Ardenne did. He gave a woman all the oxygen she could breathe while she was in labor. It turned out that her being in labor was the total maximum workout. The kid popped out, pink mom basically went through the entire birthing process and said, “Let’s go.” She hopped out of bed and it substantially reduced what she would say, “I just had a baby. I’m wiped out.” She ended up feeling awesome after she had the baby. The chances of birth complications according to his report seemed very reduced. If you think of childbirth as an athletic event instead of a disease and you treat it like a workout, giving a woman all the oxygen she can breathe during childbirth is an excellent idea.
There are so many use case applications for not just what you’re doing, but for oxygen in general.
Mark, I delve a lot and I know a lot of people who get the bands at different depths. Have you tried this on people scuba diving and coming up too fast because I know there are chambers in Catalina where we live and I delve a lot out there? That’s where they send them. What are your remarks on that?Plumbing oxygen to the cells is the missing ingredient that leads to degeneration disease and the loss of vitality we go through as we age. Click To Tweet
I have not done the experiment, but I suspect that if you drive up the DO, Dissolved Oxygen level, with LiveO2 and some of our more aggressive protocols, you can get the dissolved oxygen in the blood plasma up at least six to ten times normal. From a gas solubility point of view, I suspect you can get the solubility high enough that you would not see the tendency to produce bands. I’m itching for the opportunity to try it, but I haven’t been there yet.
That’s not an experiment you would want to set up.
All the deep divers, the guys on the Navy SEAL, I’m just thinking about anybody who puts on those breathers and goes down deep, come back up. I encountered so many of that in San Diego plus as a diver myself, that was the scariest thing for us. Once you get the bands, you’re close to death and you want to get thrown in at chambers as fast as possible. Now you have the O2 ready to go, just put that on them. Their heart rate is already up because they’re gasping for air. It’s as simple as putting the mask on.
In terms of the architect and the experiment, I would set up a LiveO2 right next to the hyperbaric chamber and bring them in as a first step. I’ll train them on LiveO2 just to see if we could control the development of the nitrogen bubbles. What you’re talking about is the formation that nitrogen bubbles in the joints, which is where the pain comes from and then you got the danger of an embolism. If you could activate the blood flow and the gas exchange by supersaturating with oxygen, it seems like we ought to be able to reduce the tendency for the nitrogen bubbles to appear. It is exciting to say that if you could use LiveO2, LiveO2 can be something that could go on any boat. We haven’t been in a situation to do that experiment. If anybody is out there that is in a position and wants to do that experiment, just call us. We’d be happy too.
Thank you so much, Mark. What’s your inspiration?
Living, having fun and the opportunity to wake up and spend every day feeling like I helped somebody else have a better life.
Let everybody know where they can find LiveO2 or where they can investigate a little bit more and get access to this.
We are at www.LiveO2.com on the web. Hop on over and visit us. We have an excellent staff of people. If you’re confused by what’s there and you’re not finding what you look for, click live help or dial a phone number up in the corner.
Thank you, Mark. If you’re out there reading this and wondering what’s going on here, we want to remind you that oxygen is this foundational element to health to creating energy in the body. When you hyper oxygenate the body, the brain, the vital organs, there’s this magical intelligence to the body that it knows what to do once it has all the resources. Thank you so much, Mark, for coming on and sharing this foundational element of health with our community. We’re hoping to bring this to the masses in any way that we can. Thank you so much, Mark.
Thank you, Taylor.
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About Mark Squibb
LiveO2 is the first of a kind oxygenation technology that uses Adaptive Contrast to achieve unprecedented oxygenation levels. LiveO2 is the new frontier in health care.
Mark was the original founder of Whole Health Network, LLC a startup designed to innovate health care based on identifying and when necessary inventing technologies and techniques that resolve the cause of health issues.