Naturopathic Doctors of the Nardella Clinic in Calgary use Hydrogen Peroxide to treat common colds and flus and persistent bacterial and fungal infections. It is a significant therapy in the naturopathic treatment of lyme disease.
Hydrogen peroxide consists of two hydrogen and two oxygen atoms in its chemical molecular structure.
Our immune systems produce hydrogen peroxide as the initial line of defense against foreign organisms. Hydrogen peroxide is widely involved in fat, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin and mineral metabolism. Naturopathic Doctors at our Nardella Clinic in Calgary have tremendous experience in the application of Hydrogen Peroxide therapy.
How does it work?
Two enzymes within our body can convert hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen – glutathione peroxidase and catalase. When there is limited oxygen in our bodies, our bodies cannot make adequate amounts of hydrogen peroxide to help fight pathogens. Interestingly, hydrogen peroxide is found in a mother’s first milk also known as colostrum.
Dr. I.N. Love first documented the use of hydrogen peroxide and its success in treating a number of diseases. Hydrogen Peroxide is a type of reactive oxidative species that can cause cell death to bacterial cells by disrupting protein function and the genetic stability of cells.
Foreign pathogens can cause an immune response leading to an increase in activation of white cells or granulocytes. These granulocytes take up the pathogen and the peroxisome in that complex produces hydrogen peroxide. This hydrogen peroxide helps to kill the offending pathogen.
Hydrogen peroxide has sporicidal and bactericidal effects and can benefit fungal and bacterial. Clinic Naturopaths also recognize its importance in wound healing and tissue injury to prevent further inflammation due to cell damage.
Naturopathic Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy
How can hydrogen peroxide be valuable as a therapy? Research has shown that hydrogen peroxide can facilitate activation of oxidative enzymes, thereby increasing oxygen levels in the blood. It also allows cells to produce more energy and increases interferon gamma, which plays a key role in the inflammatory cascade. Hydrogen peroxide helps in the detoxification of chemicals and helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Clinic Naturopaths like to use hydrogen peroxide for what its initial intended use was set to be: a natural antimicrobial agent. Even bacteria that have learned to grow resistant to antibiotics cannot be spared by hydrogen peroxide. All of these modes of action allow hydrogen peroxide to attack and kill bacteria, fungi and viruses, hence, clinic Naturopaths use it as an effective and easy therapy for various types of infectious disease.
At the Nardella Clinic in Calgary, we widely use hydrogen peroxide to fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Naturopathic patients have benefitted from hydrogen peroxide intravenous treatments for longstanding flu-like symptoms, chronic sinusitis, prevention of colds and flus (once you start to feel it coming on), treatment of colds and flus, bacterial vaginosis, vulvodynia and much more. Our naturopathic patients appreciate the quick response that hydrogen peroxide provides in alleviating hard-to-treat colds and flus.