Gary is a 42-year-old kitchen designer recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune condition. Gary had intermittent symptoms that involved lower extremity muscle weakness, mild coordination impairment, stiffness, and generalized fatigue. He was prescribed steroid and immunotherapy medications by other specialists. He did not tolerate these medications well and was seeking alternative therapies from Dr. Saltzman.
Build a Foundation
As he was not experiencing any MS symptoms, Dr. Saltzman suggested Gary try few active breathing sessions with oxygen loading and reducing acid waste (C02), followed by stretching and yoga. Much to his surprise, Gary was able to do 30 breath-hold pushups after doing the breathing exercises for the first time. Gary also made equally surprising flexibility gains.
Reach for the Sky
These results made Gary more confident about trying cold therapies. Gary started slowly with warm showers, then introduced a minute of cold, with warm recovery, then progressed to ending a shower with a minute of cold. He did not like it, but his symptoms responded well. Dr. Saltzman had him spend more time outside in the cold with limited clothing. Gary had less stiffness, and his fatigue diminished significantly. He built on these gains and became stronger and healthier. He got to the point where cold was no longer the enemy. Over time, Dr. Saltzman introduced more therapies to Gary, including cyclic exercise, intravenous ozone therapy, and many dietary changes.
Gary was able to reduce his medications almost right away, and in a few months, got to the point where he only needed them for symptoms. He has not had a flare of his condition in several months and is as active as he was before his diagnosis. Gary continues his regular practice of the breathing and cold therapies. He sums it up best in his own words: “This work has given me many things back that I thought I had lost. I can fight back. My condition is not gone, but now I am in control of it.”
Mary is a 54-year-old type 2 diabetic. Over the past 10 years, she had gained weight, developed arthritis, cut back on playing tennis because of pain, and needed to increase her oral diabetic medications. Her doctor and nutritionist advised her to eat multiple small meals with carbohydrates to maintain her blood sugar levels.
Create a Foundation
Dr. Saltzman found Mary’s reduced insulin sensitivity was the real issue. He shifted Mary’s meals away from the high carbohydrate foods she believed she needed to maintain steady blood sugar levels to more raw and fermented foods. Within one month, Mary had adjusted well to this healthier foundational nutrition and didn’t experience low blood sugar episodes. Dr. Saltzman then reduced Mary’s daily number of meals from six to three in an attempt to increase her ability to burn stored body fat. She also resumed her exercise program. She felt stronger and more energetic.
Reach for the Sky
After she was used to the different way of eating, Mary transitioned to a ten hour time-restricted eating window. Ultimately, she discovered that eating nothing was actually easier for her system to manage than eating a little. This is because even small meals elevate blood sugar, causing an insulin response and triggering other hormones. Mary’s daily fasting period helped her burn body fat, reduce blood sugar, and increase her insulin sensitivity.
Mary continued her exercise program and time-restricted eating and was ultimately able to reduce her diabetic medication for the first time in a decade and hopes to wean off it eventually.
Jeff came to see Dr. Saltzman after his annual medical exam with his primary care doctor. His blood pressure was elevated, despite his medication, and his weight was up. He also struggled with lower back pain, elevated blood pressure, cholesterol dysfunction, and back pain, all caused by inflammation.
Get More Oxygen
Dr. Saltzman suggested whole-body oxygenation combined with exercise could help many of the health problems Jeff was facing. He prescribed a program that involved exercising with oxygen (EWOT), intermittent fasting, Prolozone injections, and specialized work to address Jeff’s lower back tightness. Ultimately, the synergy of all these treatments transformed his life, but EWOT produced the most encouraging benefits early in the process. Jeff worked out on the EWOT treadmill at least three times a week and used specialized saunas post-workout to further reduce his back tightness. After only two months, Jeff began to feel a general increase in energy and a significant reduction in pain. Working out with extra oxygen helped his body clear waste from chronically inflamed areas, leading to pain reduction without side effects.
After several months, Jeff was able to stop his blood pressure medication and had greatly improved energy. He purchased equipment to incorporate oxygen therapies into his home training. He is a great example of using natural therapies to restore health instead of simply medicating symptoms and coping with side effects.
Chris had a history of hypertension, obesity, and mild sleep apnea. He was active years before, but had no current exercise regimen. Chris also disclosed that he was having erectile dysfunction, a common side effect from the antihypertensive medications he was prescribed by another physician.
Create a Foundation
Dr. Saltzman first prescribed targeted nutrition and detoxification for Chris. To get him moving, Chris started gentle stretching and progressed to hot yoga. The hot yoga was effective and helped Chris to sweat regularly for the first time in years. Dr. Saltzman added sessions in an ozone steam sauna to this gentle training to support his flexibility and reduce muscular pain.
Reach for the Sky
After four months of foundational care, Chris was ready to exercise on his own. Dr. Saltzman started him on a cyclic exercise program and Chris quickly felt better, had more energy, and his weight improved. In consultation with his primary care physician and cardiologist, Dr. Saltzman made reductions in his antihypertensive medications. After a few sessions with a chiropractor, he started exercise-induced growth hormone interval training. Chris was shocked at how challenging this type of exercise was. It took him almost ten weeks to get to the point where he could complete the workout.
Interval training transformed Chris’ body. He lost fat around his middle and developed a much more muscular physique, likely due to the release of his body’s own supply of growth hormone. He felt good and enjoyed his improved health. After a year of treatment, he stopped taking both blood pressure medications and his sleep apnea had improved significantly.