Oxygen Eureka Moment, Science, and Holistic Healing
Majid Ali, M.D.
My “oxygen eureka” moment” occurred sometimes during the summer of 1974. In a flash, I saw that nature chose oxygen to drive all aspects of human evolution. I recognized in thet moment that if it were to be proven to be true, then the hand of oxygen must be recognizable in all the fundamental energetic cause of all chronic disease, as well as in all healing pathways. It would take some years before this simple notion would flesh out fully in my mind and I fully understood the true clinical significance of two faces of the moment: First, the core cause of every chronic illness is rooted in oxygen dysfunctions; and (2) Second, no treatment plans for any chronic disease can be considered complete without detecting and addressing all threats to oxygen homeostasis.
I breathed and lived with my oxygen eureka moment for the next four decades, as a surgical pathologist, clinical pathologist, clinical ecologist, molecular biologist, a student of cellular bioenergetics, and a holistic practitioner. Eventually, this work led to the publication of fourteen volumes of my textbook The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine. For practitioners and scinetists interested in a suggestion where to begin reading this textbook, I suggest the triology of 10th, 11th, and 12th volumes entitled “Darwin, Dysox, and Disease.” For the general reader, I suggest my book Aging and Oxygen (2000), available at www.aliacademy.org.
Oxygen Model of Health and Disease
My Oxygen Model of Health and Disease is a unifying model that explains all aspects of health, disease, and healing—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of disturbed oxygen function. The most important among these compromised and/or blocked functions are: (1) oxygen signaling; (2) oxygen’s ATP energy generation; (3) oxygen’s detergent functions; (4) oxygen’s cellular detox functions; (5) oxygen-regulated cell membrane and matrix functions; (6) oxygen’s cellular repair roles.
The Oxygen Model of Health and Disease provides a simple model that allows physicians to reduce complexities of diverse clinical syndromes into a workable simplicity.
This model predicts that ongoing research will reveal that components of acidosis (excess acidity), oxidosis (increased oxidative stress), and CUD (clotting-unclotting dysequilibrium) will be found to play important roles in the pathology and clinical features of every state of health and absence of health.
For me, the essence of my oxygen eureka moment is that it carried the seeds of my Unifying Model of Health and Diseases, which:
* Explain the scientific basis of primary aging processes in the body;
* Shed light how health can be preserved by addressing all oxygen-related issues;
* Elucidate how toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts cause tissue injury and disease;*
* Reveal the mechanisms by which various detox therapies work (Oxygen is the primal detergent which removes cellular grease and allows cells to breathe freely).*
* Allow the formulation of rational and effective designs for reversing chronic diseases; and
* Provide explanations of mechanisms by which time-honored natural remedies work.