Diet

"You are what you eat" is a well known saying but before Jackie was ill we never really thought about what we ate. Since then we try to eat a "clean" diet with as little processing as possible.

Our internal oxygen transport system depends largely on the foods we eat. This delivery system depends on the foods and nutrients that we consume; these in turn are converted to supply the correct chemicals within the body to ensure oxygen is transported correctly throughout the body and delivered to and absorbed by the cells.

Lots of the food we eat today is far from its natural state and deficient of many natural oils and minerals. Where possible we should try to eat foods that have not been denatured or modified so that we can enjoy the health benefits that they provide.

Foods should as well as other things support haemoglobin levels, the protein that carries oxygen in our red blood cells. Essential fatty acids have mostly been removed from foods and replaced with hydrogenated oils to ensure longer shelf lives so we need to add these back into our diet. Enzymes are required to carry out processes in our cells and these need to be included in the diet. Warburg's yellow enzyme: A key respiratory enzyme discovered by the German biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883-1970), a pioneer in research on the respiration of cells and the metabolism of tumors. ... This reaction is necessary for the cells to normally breathe (respire), or use oxygen. Vitamins B1, B2, B6, niacin, biotin, folic acid and pantothenic acid are important for metabolic pathways in mitochondrial respiration and energy production. Vitamins C, E, niacin and folic acid belong to effective scavengers of free radicals, prevent mitochondrial oxidants formation and mitochondrial aging.

Water

Clean water is essential for health. Blood contains about 55% water. Your blood is made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part is called plasma and is made up of 92% water and 8% other elements like minerals, Sodium and Potassium and organic stuff like hormones, amino acids and etc...

Reaching your daily water intake will improve your blood circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon (4 pints).