Hydrogen Medicine for Anti-aging and Cancer Control: Second Part of Simple Solution for Complex Problems

Dr Simon Yu

By Simon Yu MD

Another simple solution to complex health problems is the use of medical hydrogen. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, accounting for 90 percent of all matter. It is also the most abundant element in our body, part of water coupled with oxygen. Hydrogen biology is a relatively new science in medicine. It is a potent antioxidant, with roles in scavenging free radicals, strengthening immunity, protecting mitochondria, fighting inflammation, protecting against neurological damage from traumatic brain injuries, reducing side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and controlling cancer.

You can deliver hydrogen by drinking hydrogenated water or inhaling hydrogen mixed with oxygen. I was aware of people drinking hydrogenated water, but had great skepticism. I had tried drinking hydrogen water with no benefits and did not recommend it to my patients. Most likely, the concentration of hydrogen was too low to notice any difference. Recently I found researchers are using a hydrogen generator for inhalation at high volume and concentration, mixing hydrogen and oxygen in 2:1 ratio for many chronic medical conditions.

Although the research is early, more than 2000 scientific studies and over 100 clinical studies suggest that H2 has therapeutic potential in over 170 human and animal disease models, and in many organs:

  • Reduces oxidative stress and improves redox homeostasis partly mediated via the Nrf2 pathway, which regulates levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc.
  • Like other gaseous-signaling molecules, modulates signal transduction, protein phosphorylation, and gene expression; provides anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, and anti-apoptotic protective effects

Drinking molecular hydrogen water may have limitations due to the low concentration of hydrogen in my experience, but one may increase efficiency by mixing molecular hydrogen into a coffee enema and use for liver detoxification. Molecular hydrogen concentrates highest in the liver than any organ tissue. Inhalation of mixed concentrations of molecular hydrogen produced by a hydrogen generator has been the latest medical breakthrough, and most of the research on molecular hydrogen was done using inhalation by hydrogen generator. There are many models are available for home use in the market. Be aware of hype and unrealistic expectations. The Molecular Hydrogen Institute run by Tyler W. LeBaron, MSc, PhD provides ample research papers and training on how to use molecular hydrogen.

In searching for a simple solution to complex, weird, chronic medical conditions, we cannot ignore the simple facts I observed 40 years ago in medical lab animals. Medical grade laboratory rats or mice don’t have dental problems, parasite infections, or exposure to environmental toxins. Some of these animals inhale hydrogen gas and recover from cancer. If we can reverse engineer sick patients to human lab rats as a metaphor by correcting dental infections, eliminating parasite/fungal infections and environmental toxins, and giving them molecular hydrogen, we may discover the truth of what molecular hydrogen can do for you. Like a micro–Molecular Hydrogen Bomb blowing up our current medical system, it can be terrifying or liberating. Bypassing the medical system and doing it at home. Is it possible?

Dr. Simon Yu, MD is a Board Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Integrative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles and information about integrative medicine, patient success stories, and Dr. Yu’s latest book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Your Life, visit his website at www.preventionandhealing.com or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion on Integrative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm. Call to verify the date. Seating is limited, arrive early.

Simon Yu, MD

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