Hellooooo and happy Wednesday, my loves. And Wednesdays on TBB mean a new podcast episode, yay! Say hello to episode 107 with my dear friend Mariah Lyons. Head here or to iTunes to listen. And if you feel like leaving a rating & review while you’re there, I will be forever and ridiculously grateful. Email me a screenshot of your rating & review for a special surprise/treat, too. 🙂
ANYWAY it is late on Tuesday night (late for me = 8:04pm, bare with me…) and it literally just dawned on me that I haven’t written a post for tomorrow. I am fresh out of my ozone treatment, I made J & I kitchari for dinner (SO GOOD! Some kitchari recipes here), AND just recorded a solo episode for next week’s show. I am somehow on a roll while also dead to life at the same time. How does this even make sense?
I don’t know. But maybe I am running off of adrenaline or something, and the fact that my love is next to me at our kitchen table working right now as well. Always helps to soak in his energetic vibes. 🙂
Huddy is batting at us both to play so I am going to make this real quick. And then we are going to go on our nightly walk, the one thing that is giving me energy and life right now. Okay not the ONE thing, I am being dramatic… but our nightly walks are easily my #1 favorite part of every day right now, especially because it is also the one type of exercise I can do at the moment.
So the topic of this post, as you can see from the title, is OZONE. It is one of the main treatments I am doing for Lyme and mold.
I have shared a lot about it on my podcast and Instagram, and soon I will have a whole YouTube video dedicated to it. Speaking of… have you seen this week’s BTS YouTube video?! It is all about our proposal night and trip to Hawaii and some other fun behind the scenes moments. I wanna hear what you think if you watch. 🙂 Getting back into posting on YouTube has felt really good.
OZONE… Let’s Get Into the Deets!
I go to Dr. Bijan Pourat in Beverly Hills for IV Ozone therapy — he works in the same office as my Lyme doctor, Dr. Erica Lehman at Pro Health Group. Currently I am going once a week, and if I had all the money in the world I would go daily. Insurance doesn’t cover it and it gets very expensive (I mean like $1300 per session expensive) but when your health is suffering greatly you really have no other choice — money becomes a means of survival. You can’t enjoy it or anything at all if you’re super sick, ya know?
First I will tell you my understanding of ozone therapy and then I will share a scientific explanation from the inter webs. My understanding of it is… an IV is hooked up to your arm which is hooked up to an ozone machine, the ozone machine vacuums enough blood out of your arm to fill a little vial connected to the machine, then once it fills the top of the vial the machine injects ozone into it, which cleans the blood and kills bacteria and bad cells. Then the machine puts the blood back into your arm, and that all equals one PASS of ozone.
Ideally in the U.S. we work our way up to 10 passes of ozone. My doctor has told me that in other countries like Germany and Korea it would be unheard of to do 10 passes, they stick to about 3 per session. The reason why we have to work our way up and not START at 10 is because killing that much bacteria in your blood at once can make you feel very sick — it causes an immediate die off reaction. I generally get EXHAUSTED after ozone and sleep for upwards of three days.
Here is an excerpt from Healthline about ozone therapy: “Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a disease or wound. Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three atoms of oxygen (O3). It can be used to treat medical conditions by stimulating the immune system. It can also be used to disinfect and treat disease. In the hospital, ozone therapy gas is made from medical-grade oxygen sources.”
And here’s a little more: “Ozone therapy works by disrupting unhealthy processes in the body. It can help stop the growth of bacteria that are harmful. For example, if you have an infection in your body, ozone therapy could stop it from spreading. Research has shown ozone therapy to be effective at treating infections from:
Ozone therapy also helps flush out infected cells. Once the body rids itself of these infected cells, it produces new, healthy ones.”
As far as positive effects I have noticed from ozone, I have yet to be able to say. I started off with such serious Lyme and mold infections and symptoms that what I have mostly felt so far is the DIE OFF effect of toxins. It has been nauseating, exhausting as I mentioned, and painful at times. But the ozone IV therapy itself isn’t painful at all — just a little needle to the arm and the rest is a painless hour or so.
The main thing I would say to anyone who is interested in trying ozone is… find a great doctor, familiarize yourself with the benefits so that you’re cool with doing it for several weeks/months/years in order to really see and reap the positive effects, prepare yourself to have some downtime afterward (i.e. don’t do it the day of or the day before a big event or something where you have to be very “on”), take a blood thinning supplement before you go in (or else your blood might literally stop coming out… 10 passes is a LOT of blood), and trust the process.
I trust my doctors very much, so I am riding the process out even though I have not felt better yet at all. I totally understand and recognize that at first I am going to feel worse… because there is so much toxic die off happening in my body.
10 pass ozone is also something that people who are completely healthy can do — athletes do it to enhance performance, as it is one of the most anti-aging and anti-inflammatory things you can do for your body. It literally cleans your blood and infuses it with the purest form of oxygen.
Another thing to pay attention to is the color of your blood when it comes out into the vacuum. My blood always comes out BLACK and sludgy, which is a sign of disease. Once Dr. Pourat infuses it with ozone, it turns bright red when it comes back into my body.
I have been doing ozone for about four months now every single week, and I always follow it up with a Meyers Cocktail IV, a glutathione push, and when I can I stay to do the hyperbaric chamber (I will do a post on that soon).
Being sick ain’t no walk in the park. I have had some trolls online say that I am making this disease or my symptoms up for attention (ohhhh the glories of the Internet), and the simple truth is… this is the last thing I would want to be doing with my time if I didn’t have to. My whole day at the doctor’s office every week takes between 3-5 hours, and then I am exhausted and unable to do anything else for three days.
Then I go back to the doctor’s office for iron IV’s and other vitamin IV’s. Then I go to acupuncture, cupping, massages so I can move, infrared sauna, bio mat therapy, bio-resonance, and more. I have to get my blood re-tested every few weeks to see how things are going, and take endless hormones and supplements and herbs to even be able to move / function.
I can’t exercise anymore or even go to a normal restaurant with my friends. I can’t even SEE my friends unless they’re willing to do the very limited activities with me that I am able to do, at the odd hours that I am able to do them.
I am not spending tens of thousands of dollars a month for shits & giggles. I miss my life. I miss my motivation, my energy, my livelihood. I miss it all. Haters will always hate, but being sick is unfortunately a full-time job and I am so, so, so dedicated to healing.
That is all for today. 🙂
I hope this helps if you have or had any q’s about ozone. I am an open book, so continue to ask away below! Would love to hear your experiences with ozone or anything similar if you have tried. And stay tuned for the upcoming YouTube video I will post about ozone!!