Help Yourself to Health

Fresh Air

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Don Miller, Agatha Thrash


Series Code: HYTH

Program Code: HYTH000138

00:01 Fresh air... that's the precious boon of heaven.
00:04 And fortunate indeed are those who live where there
00:07 is a lot of fresh air.
00:09 I'm Agatha Thrash, a staff physician from
00:12 Uchee Pines Institute where we have a lot of fresh air.
00:15 It's very good down in the Alabama rural land and
00:20 we enjoy the fresh air.
00:22 But fresh air is a lot more than we might think of just
00:26 as the delicious smell of good fresh air.
00:29 During the next half an hour, we'll be talking about some
00:33 of the great benefits of air.
00:34 So we hope you will join us for that discussion.
00:57 Welcome to "Help Yourself to Health" with
01:00 Dr. Agatha Thrash of Uchee Pines Institute,
01:02 and now here is your host Dr. Thrash.
01:07 We often think of fresh air as just being not shut up in
01:13 some closed space accidentally,
01:15 or, maybe we think of it as being out in the open...
01:19 But actually, we can live for only 3 minutes without air.
01:25 But fresh air, we don't have to have that
01:28 and we can still live, we just won't live so well.
01:31 So what we want to do is to find out how to live well.
01:35 So in order to do that, we need to study the
01:38 composition of air.
01:39 We need to understand something about our relationship
01:42 to it and the relationship of good health to good air.
01:46 And so, with me here is Don Miller, Uchee Pines
01:50 lifestyle counselor and he will tell you something about
01:53 the composition of air.
01:55 Don Miller.
01:56 Okay, well Dr. Thrash when you said that we don't necessarily
01:59 have to have fresh air in order to live, that's good or we would
02:02 all be dead because we are really living in
02:05 one polluted world.
02:06 And that's a great misfortune
02:08 and a great sorrow to many of our hearts.
02:10 But we are surrounded by a great cloud, a great atmosphere
02:14 of gases and particles suspended in the air.
02:17 I'm just amazed when I walk outside and look up
02:19 and see those clouds.
02:20 Tons of water just hanging up there ready to
02:23 refresh the earth.
02:24 We certainly have a wonderful atmosphere.
02:27 And it's interesting, we can look at our atmosphere and
02:31 we breathe nicely in it...
02:32 Were we to stick our head in a bucket of water, we would drown.
02:35 A fish in water doing just fine
02:39 Bring it out into our atmosphere it would drown and
02:42 both of us live on oxygen.
02:44 You know when God was in that creative process back there,
02:48 that first week, it was amazing how He made each one of us
02:50 able to take in what we need.
02:53 The plants, they are giving off what we need and
02:55 taking in what we are giving.
02:57 It's a real giving environment that we are in...
02:59 And the trouble is, we've taken far too much from it.
03:02 Now, when we think about what's the composition of our
03:05 atmosphere, what's it made up of?
03:07 First of all, I will say that underneath 10,000 feet,
03:10 we've got about a third of our atmosphere.
03:12 It's pretty thick down here.
03:14 The higher you go, the thinner it is.
03:16 Go up to about 29,000 feet, that's about
03:19 Mt. Everest's height.
03:20 About 75% of the atmosphere is below that point.
03:24 Now, you've seen these men who climb Mt. Everest and women also
03:29 They've go to wear oxygen equipment because it's so rare
03:32 up there, beyond that very, very light air cannot sustain
03:35 life quite well.
03:37 Now, what is it made up of?
03:39 What elements make up our atmosphere?
03:42 People think... well, it's made up of oxygen.
03:45 Well, if our atmosphere was just oxygen,
03:47 the next time you lit your candles for your birthday cake,
03:50 you and the rest of the world would celebrate
03:52 your last birthday because, POOF, it would go up
03:55 in one big explosion.
03:57 But, God has made it just right.
03:59 I'm going to sort of make an illustration here...
04:00 We will take this ball here...
04:02 This is nitrogen... about 79% of our atmosphere
04:06 is made up of nitrogen.
04:08 That is so that it does not burn our nose.
04:10 About 20% of our atmosphere is oxygen.
04:15 That gives up our life-giving current.
04:17 And then, about 1% is made up of helium, argon
04:21 and carbon dioxide and the other gases that make it
04:25 just the right proportion.
04:26 And in the right proportion, we have good health which is
04:30 exactly what God wants us to have.
04:32 Now, of course, to have good health, we have to get
04:34 oxygen into us which we will talk about a little bit later.
04:37 But I want to talk about air that's outside the house.
04:40 Now, there are other problems with air outside the house
04:42 which I will address in a few moments.
04:44 But let's go inside the house.
04:47 We're inside the house and many people, it's amazing,
04:51 all the windows closed, the doors closed...
04:53 How long does the air stay good in a house with people
04:57 in it when it's all closed up?
04:59 Well, it depends on a number of things.
05:00 1. How many people are in the room.
05:03 2. How big is the room.
05:04 3. Is there any wind or any air at all getting into the room
05:09 Each one of us, every breath, breathes in about a pint of air.
05:14 That's about 120 gallons per hour.
05:18 So, here we have this room, you are breathing in this air.
05:23 Now, we have to understand that when we breathe in the air,
05:27 we are using the oxygen but we are also breathing out
05:31 some of that oxygen.
05:32 We do not use up all the oxygen.
05:33 If so, CPR would be no good.
05:36 When you give CPR to a person, you are doing
05:39 rescue-breathing for them.
05:41 You take a breath and blow it into their lungs.
05:45 Well, there is still oxygen in what you give off.
05:48 But there is also more carbon dioxide because your body
05:51 has taken that oxygen in burning process
05:56 in your cells, gave off carbon dioxide...
05:58 So now you are slowly building up
05:59 the amount of carbon dioxide in your room.
06:03 If you remember back in the 60s, I believe it was, maybe the 70s
06:06 when Apollo 13 went towards the moon, they had a problem
06:10 on board and one of the things that went wrong is their oxygen
06:16 scrubber, their air scrubber, went down which they could
06:19 no longer scrub the carbon dioxide in the air and turn
06:22 it back into oxygen.
06:23 And if they were not able to switch over the scrubbers,
06:27 they would have been in a real serious situation.
06:29 They came within a couple of degrees of perishing
06:32 on the way back to earth after their spacecraft became cripple.
06:35 And so we need to have our air ventilated...
06:38 We need to have fresh breathing space.
06:40 Every year there are some fatalities in this world of
06:45 people, especially in colder climates
06:48 and more affluent climates.
06:49 Let's talk about, as a matter of fact, what had happened in
06:51 California not too many years ago...
06:53 A nice well-built cabin, double insulated windows,
06:57 everything was just batten down the hatches...
07:00 they had a nice fire going in the fireplace...
07:03 and it was a nice evening.
07:04 It was cold outside, so everything was shut down
07:07 and everyone went to bed.
07:08 Well, the fire continued burning and burning and burning
07:13 and it slowly ate up all the oxygen...
07:17 and the people never woke up...
07:19 because the oxygen was depleted,
07:21 carbon dioxide which was all they were giving off was
07:24 what became the major gas in the room...
07:27 And that cannot sustain human life.
07:29 And the people lost their lives.
07:31 We need to have our windows opened.
07:33 Now, how long does a room stay
07:35 fresh with nobody in it?
07:37 Well, first of all, a room, no matter how nice the room is
07:41 closed up, the air will get stale.
07:44 And there are other things in the air that is going to cause
07:46 it to get stale.
07:47 Everything outgases, the carpets, the walls, especially
07:52 nowadays, all these things that are made, they have
07:56 mold retardants and they have pesticides just built into the
07:59 fibers and into the fabrics and the flooring and the drywall,
08:03 everything... all these are out gassing.
08:05 So quite frankly, in a closed up room, it's not fresh
08:08 to start with.
08:09 And so my recommendation is learn to keep your windows open.
08:13 I remember when I was in elementary school, I loved it,
08:15 I had an old elementary school called Oakley Elementary School
08:18 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
08:19 And I remember, of course, I was little, so everything seemed
08:23 so huge but it seems like those ceilings went so high up there
08:26 and I remember my teacher, my 6th grade teacher, this is when
08:29 it finally made an impression on me...
08:32 She would crack the bottom window, and then she would
08:35 take this long pole with this hook on it and go up and she
08:38 would crack the top window.
08:39 And I never understood... what is she doing?
08:43 I didn't understand that until I understood the "chimney effect"
08:46 What that was doing, we realized that hot air rises and
08:50 as hot air rises, it pulls in other air and so cool air was
08:54 coming in the bottom, rotating up to the top, going out the top
08:58 and we had this constant chimney effect which kept the room cool
09:01 but probably more of her concern was, maybe for a 6th grader it's
09:05 not such a concern about students going to sleep in class
09:08 that's more in your churches nowadays, but it kept us more
09:12 awake, more aware, more oxygen.
09:13 They knew that.
09:14 Now windows all close to the right, or to the left.
09:19 Those are air-conditioning windows and quite frankly,
09:22 I would rather my air be conditioned by the outdoor
09:25 atmosphere rather than by a machine outside my house.
09:28 Not the best way to live, although I live in Alabama
09:31 and I wish I had some sometimes but I still am happy at
09:33 nighttime... I can open my windows, turn on my ceiling fan
09:37 take a cold shower, lay there on my sheets and
09:40 get to sleep at night.
09:41 So, I like to have lots of oxygen and fresh air in my room
09:44 And I think we need to have that
09:45 in our homes all the time, Dr. Thrash.
09:47 Yes, it's a fact that we should have, in our homes all the time
09:51 We should have a window opened
09:55 We should have circulating air that never fails us.
09:58 So, as we study this matter, we need to recognize
10:03 that we sometimes put our attention on things that
10:06 are not so very important.
10:07 We do put our attention on our personal relationships
10:10 and that's good.
10:11 We do need to do that.
10:12 We also put our attention on our food and that's good.
10:16 We need to do that.
10:17 And on the water that we drink, some of us will not drink
10:21 tap water, we only drink filtered water
10:23 or distilled water and that's good too.
10:26 We need to be attentive about that.
10:28 We will even be attentive about the temperature of the air.
10:31 But, we need to be more concerned about the quality
10:32 of the air than we have been.
10:38 Sometimes you will go to church and the air is not fresh,
10:42 so you will say to one of the deacons...
10:45 "Could we have some fresh air?"
10:47 They go immediately to the thermostat... not to the window.
10:50 And if they go to the thermostat,
10:52 it should be to turn the temperature up, so they can
10:55 open the air if the air is cold outside.
10:57 Because we need constantly to have circulating fresh air.
11:01 A human being throws off waste products into the air as they
11:05 breathe... they also throw off some carbon dioxide and
11:09 a little bit of carbon monoxide.
11:11 Fortunately, they breathe out also some of the nitrogen and
11:14 oxygen and other substances that they have breathed in too.
11:19 So it's not all taken up by the blood.
11:21 We refresh the internal tissues but we don't take up
11:26 all the substances that are in the air.
11:28 Then also, when we breathe, we need to air-condition
11:33 and filter the air that we take in...
11:36 So that's all done by the very complex mechanisms that we have
11:41 in the nose and respiratory passages all the way down to the
11:48 very tiniest alveoli that we have in all those areas.
11:53 We have filtering systems so that we can keep the air as
11:56 filtered and nice as we can for the blood.
12:00 Yet, it is a fact that we often do not do our part
12:05 as well as we could.
12:07 And Valerie Schreiber is going to tell you something about
12:10 how we can breathe in a way that will also improve all
12:14 of this function.
12:16 So Valerie, tell us something about that.
12:18 Yes Dr. Agatha, I'd like to tell you about proper breathing,
12:22 and the various things that it facilitates in our body.
12:25 Number one, deep breathing aids in digestion by massaging
12:29 the internal organs...
12:30 and I'll show you how that's done in just a few minutes.
12:32 But I also want to tell you how it assists in the return
12:35 of blood to the heart by causing a negative pressure to develop
12:39 in the chest, thereby decongesting your head and
12:44 hopefully stopping the likelihood of headaches because
12:47 headaches usually come from extra blood which is congestion
12:51 pooled in the head.
12:52 So just deep breathing can relieve that condition for you.
12:55 Also, deep breathing pulls blood up from the legs, thereby making
13:00 it unlikely for your lower extremities to have congested or
13:04 pooled blood in the lower legs.
13:06 Also, this exercise about deep breathing that we are going to
13:10 show you in just a few minutes, encourages the flow of blood
13:14 from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver for processing.
13:19 Also, after we have eaten a meal, our blood is usually
13:23 heavily loaded with nutrients and it needs some assistance
13:27 back to the heart.
13:28 So you can see that just deep breathing, along with some
13:31 exercise facilitates many processes in our body that are
13:37 very important, that you would never think about that breathing
13:41 is going to aid my digestion and help my blood get back
13:46 to the heart, but yes, it does.
13:48 In fact, I can tell you a few more things that deep breathing
13:51 does that I share with the patients.
13:53 And that comes in where depression or anxiety...
13:57 I tell them to go outside, look at nature for a few minutes,
14:01 and do some deep breathing
14:03 And you will find that it's just like a tranquilizer.
14:07 You don't have to go to the store and buy them or
14:09 get a prescription...
14:10 Just deep breath God's fresh air for a few minutes and
14:14 you'll start to relax.
14:16 I've had the patients come back in and say...
14:18 "It is amazing. I can't believe what that fresh air did for me.
14:22 I feel so much better. "
14:24 So I encourage you to do the very same thing.
14:26 Now how do you deep breathe?
14:29 You know, we automatically breathe but it's one of the
14:33 processes in our body that we can choose to facilitate.
14:37 So we can take in a deep breath, we can hold our breath,
14:40 we can let it out.
14:42 But one way to facilitate good breathing is good posture.
14:47 You know, today, so many of us are crunched over at our desk..
14:50 We are couch potatoes at night at the TV.
14:52 We are driving behind the car.
14:53 You know, we are on the computer all day.
14:56 And can you just see what's happening?
14:58 The chest is all crunched over,
15:00 and those poor lungs... they don't even know what it is
15:03 to get good oxygen all the way down in them.
15:06 We're kind of just breathing off the top of them...
15:08 where we need to be standing with good posture
15:12 And good posture, one way that you can do it for yourself
15:16 relatively simply to see if you're standing properly so that
15:20 you can breath right, is just kind of get into a good
15:23 comfortable position...
15:24 Make sure that your head is erect, you are not going to do
15:26 some military thing here.
15:28 But you just lift your shoulders up to your ears like this
15:33 and then you just roll them back comfortably...
15:36 Not jerk them back into a military-type of stance
15:40 And then just kind of drop them down.
15:41 And you are kind of in just a comfortable position.
15:44 Now that is proper standing
15:46 As well as I can show you on Melissa, in just a few minutes,
15:50 how you can measure yourself to make sure you're head is in
15:55 the right place because another position that we find our self
15:58 in is... many times we are crunched over like this
16:00 and then our heads are jetted out like this and it was
16:02 never meant for our body to be like this.
16:04 And so one way that you can check yourself to see
16:08 if you are holding your head properly is...
16:12 I'll show you here on Melissa...
16:13 You just can take a pen and,
16:16 put your head like this,
16:18 and here is your cheekbone and here is your collarbone
16:21 So, you want to make sure that it is standing up straight, not
16:25 jetted out to where it over this way, or back this way...
16:30 if you're in that military stance and you're not to be that
16:33 It should be just right over
16:35 top of your collarbone or your clavicle.
16:37 And that is where your head really should be.
16:40 One of the other things about practicing deep breathing is,
16:46 besides good posture, that you can learn
16:49 by reading out loud.
16:50 If you're reading out loud and walking,
16:52 it will cause you to deep breathe more.
16:55 Climbing steps, exercising also
16:58 helps you with your deep breathing.
17:01 Now one of the things that a lot of people don't take in
17:05 consideration, is they think as long as they're
17:07 sucking in that good breath,
17:08 they're getting plenty of it
17:10 But in order to get in good air,
17:12 and to fill your lungs up,
17:14 the important part is
17:15 to make sure you expel
17:18 And it's how much you expel
17:20 to how much you can inhale.
17:22 That's the important part in deep breathing.
17:24 Now how would you do that?
17:26 Now what you can do is
17:28 in through your nose...
17:29 now I can't talk and do it,
17:30 but you'll get the general idea.
17:32 And put your hand on your tummy
17:33 because when you start inhaling,
17:35 it's not like...
17:36 like this
17:37 You want to inhale slowly
17:38 and you'll feel your tummy starting to expand.
17:41 And so you sort of do it like this...
17:43 You just start... and you keep breathing in slow
17:47 and slow and slow...
17:48 And then when you think you cannot take another breath
17:51 you just try to do it...
17:53 You just try to go...
17:54 and get another good one in there
17:55 And then hold it to maybe the count of 5 or the count of 10
17:58 And then don't do a "whohh" type of thing
18:01 You won't be able to let it all out with that
18:03 and that's not proper.
18:05 What you want to do is purse your lips like this...
18:08 and then you're going...
18:11 And you're just slowly letting it out
18:14 And when you get to where you think you've let every drop out
18:17 you just go...
18:19 and get the last little bit out.
18:20 And then you can begin starting to breathe in through your nose
18:24 and this is the way to really give yourself a good
18:27 tranquilizer if you're nervous
18:29 or in a state of anxiety.
18:30 It is wonderful to do it this way...
18:32 But this is a good way to get good fresh air in your lungs.
18:36 And you know, I say that what is fresh air?
18:39 You hear about negative ions, positive air...
18:41 What in the world are they talking about?
18:43 And where do we get this?
18:44 You know, you hear the ionized machines and so forth.
18:47 Fresh air is simply electrified air.
18:50 You know how when there is a good thunder lightning storm
18:53 outside when it's over with
18:55 because you can breathe in negatively-charged air
19:00 which means it's electrically charged...
19:02 It's alive!
19:03 You see, positive air, dead air
19:05 that Don was talking about,
19:06 that's dead air.
19:08 Positive air is dead air.
19:09 That happens in enclosed places.
19:11 And so many of us...
19:12 We work in an enclosed building.
19:15 We live in an enclosed house.
19:17 We drive in an enclosed car
19:19 And you no wonder that it affects us.
19:22 And some of the ways that it affect us
19:24 is it causes us to be irritable.
19:26 We can't reason properly
19:29 And I can show you how this affects...
19:31 back here on a chart that I have
19:33 Lack of oxygen is very similar to having a drink of alcohol
19:40 how it affects your brain.
19:42 Because you're not able to reason properly
19:44 Your will doesn't work properly
19:46 Your judgment... you can't make good judgment decisions.
19:49 And your emotions are all torqued.
19:51 I've heard people say...
19:52 "When I get up in the morning, I'm as irritable as a snake...
19:54 Don't talk to me until about 10 or 12 o'clock...
19:57 and then I'm, I'm better. "
19:59 But a lot of that can be just from the fact of not having
20:03 good, fresh air in your room at night to where you can be
20:06 breathing those good negative ions...
20:08 Because negative ions come when you go by the ocean
20:12 If you've ever been to the ocean...
20:13 And when you leave, you feel so great...
20:15 Well, you know, you've got exercise out there, sunshine...
20:17 But you have gotten that good,
20:19 negative ionized electrified air
20:23 And it will make you sleep and feel so good
20:25 Well it happens when you go in the mountains as well.
20:28 When you go out into the woods or the forest where there are
20:31 lots of trees... and in the early morning hours.
20:35 That's a good time to do your exercise.
20:37 And you'll get good, negative ionized electrified air that
20:42 will just freshen your whole body for all the functions
20:44 that you need to do throughout the day.
20:47 Now office workers,
20:48 I encourage you at all possible
20:51 go out at your lunch hour
20:53 And at your 10 o'clock, so-called, coffee break,
20:56 don't go drink coffee, it will kill you any way...
20:58 Drink a glass of water and go outside
21:02 and breathe some fresh air.
21:03 I grant you, your work production
21:05 will be much better...
21:06 You'll be much happier, much more cheerful.
21:09 Now, I want to show you
21:10 why, when you're breathing deep,
21:14 and you'll look over here on this chart that I have,
21:17 about breathing and exercise.
21:19 We have a muscle that's right up under the rib
21:20 cage called the diaphragm.
21:23 And a good way to describe this muscle to you...
21:25 it's like a window shade.
21:26 It kind of rolls up and down.
21:28 And if you'll look here on my chart,
21:31 You'll see right here when you have good respiration
21:34 the diaphragm rolls down.
21:36 You'll notice right here, the lungs are filling up and
21:39 the diaphragm is rolling down.
21:41 When you expire the air, you'll see that the diaphragm arches up
21:46 and the lungs are much smaller because it's pushing the air out
21:49 NOW, you get a triple benefit!
21:52 If you go outside and you deep breathe,
21:55 and you exercise and you're going to get sunshine,
21:57 and if you go in the early morning hours,
21:59 you're going to get all those good, negative ions...
22:02 you will have what I have shown right here on this picture...
22:05 I have the arrows up here showing where the diaphragm
22:08 is going to roll down
22:09 But because you are going for a nice, good walk as well,
22:13 you see I have the arrows pointing up from the leg,
22:16 you're going to get this reaction happening to your
22:20 internal organs.
22:21 And it going to be massaging your internal organs.
22:24 And that's why after you've eaten a good meal,
22:26 it's good to go out for just a nice, slow walk
22:30 ...not a fast vigorous walk,
22:31 because you'll take the blood away from the internal organs
22:34 to your extremities.
22:35 But if you go for just a nice walk,
22:37 it exercises the internal organs
22:40 and, therefore, you'll digest your food much better.
22:43 But you get some more pluses besides.
22:45 Here are your intestines
22:47 and it will help peristalsis, so you will be more regular
22:50 in your bowels.
22:52 When you are exercising and deep breathing and you are
22:55 creating this exercise that is happening in your
22:57 internal organs,
22:58 you are giving good integrity to the walls of all your
23:01 internal organs...
23:02 And you could possibly prevent a lot prolapses.
23:06 You hear prolapses... well that's when
23:08 the intestines sort of hang down because they're weak
23:10 and flabby and filled up with junk food all the time...
23:13 And you never get exercise and you're always scrunched over.
23:16 So you get many prolapses...
23:17 Bladder prolapses, the pelvis prolapses and
23:21 the floor of the pelvis gets weak.
23:24 But if you do good exercises
23:26 and deep breathing,
23:27 you will strengthen all this area of your body.
23:30 So I encourage you...
23:32 Learn how to deep breathe
23:34 Learn how to go out for a good walk.
23:36 And most people are always saying,
23:38 "Oh, I just don't have time for it. "
23:40 Well let me read you a Scripture...
23:42 and a quote that is my favorite
23:45 ...Ecclesiastes 4:5 says this,
23:48 "A fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh. "
23:53 And so that's what will happen to you.
23:55 If you don't take time for your health, you are going to
23:57 consume your own flesh.
23:59 And Earl of Derby says that...
24:01 He says, "Those who cannot find time for exercise will have to
24:05 find time for illness. "
24:07 Thank you.
24:09 Very good. I think that gives us a very good understanding
24:13 of some of the anatomy involved
24:15 and also how the internal organs respond to
24:18 very good posture and also to very good breathing.
24:21 But even so, some of us may get some diseases of the chest
24:26 and diseases of the lungs...
24:27 And Don Miller is going to talk with you about some of those...
24:31 some of those things having to do with the diseases or
24:33 conditions of the chest and some other matters.
24:36 I want to fill one more thing in here because this matter of
24:40 breathing is very important
24:41 Someone has shown me another way to practice these good
24:44 breathing techniques.
24:45 This is a very easy one.
24:47 I want you to write down...
24:48 1... 4... 2
24:50 Just remember those numbers... 1... 4... 2
24:52 You breathe in... you are taking a walk...
24:54 You breathe in to a count of 1... whatever 1 might be.
24:57 Let's say you're walking and you take 4 paces for the 1.
25:02 That's one.
25:03 Now you multiply that by 4.
25:05 And so you hold your breath for 16... 4, 8, 12, 16.
25:10 And then you expire, or exhale,
25:13 you multiply by 2... that 4 steps
25:15 and so you exhale for 8.
25:18 You do that and you're going to
25:20 find yourself really trying to get that last bit out
25:23 and that will help.
25:24 And that's the problem with people who have things like
25:27 emphysema.
25:28 A person with emphysema...
25:30 it's not so much a problem with
25:32 inhaling, it's the problem with
25:34 exhaling and getting the air out of the lungs because
25:38 they've lost the elasticity.
25:40 Things aren't working well.
25:41 And so they tend to get rather barrel-chested because
25:44 they're always in that sort of the inhaled position
25:47 and they cannot get down in the exhale position.
25:50 So they have this larger chest and they basically end up
25:54 suffocating because they cannot get the air out of their lungs.
25:59 Now this is caused by people living or basically smoking,
26:03 that's one of the main causes of emphysema.
26:06 But it can also be caused by
26:07 people living in areas of high pollution.
26:10 We were in the State of Arkansas a few years ago.
26:13 And an old man came into one of our meetings and this man was
26:18 just a wheezing and a huffing and a puffing and we wondered
26:22 what's the matter with this man.
26:23 I figured he'd smoked all of his life.
26:24 It turns out, he had been a classmate of one of the old
26:28 saints at Uchee Pines and this man had been a clean-liver
26:32 ...not clean LIVER, but he lived clean for all of his life
26:37 But he had found his ministry in the LA Basin.
26:40 And in the LA Basin, sometimes you have what's called a
26:43 "temperature inversion. "
26:44 The cool air comes down at night
26:46 and it's cooler than the air above.
26:49 So it traps all those pollutants
26:51 And it becomes very, very polluted down there and he
26:54 breathed this polluted air all of his life
26:56 And these temperature inversions
26:58 happen all the time.
26:59 One happened in London in 1952.
27:01 It killed 4,000 people.
27:02 We need to make sure that we've got clean air
27:05 where we are at.
27:06 And if we're not living in an area where there is clean air,
27:09 perhaps it's time to move to an area of cleaner air.
27:12 Stay away from carbon monoxide.
27:14 We hear about people who back up
27:16 their cars to their motel rooms and in the morning,
27:18 in the cold winter and they
27:19 go out and turn on their car while they're getting ready,
27:23 and the air-conditioning is sucking in that carbon monoxide
27:27 which is a bad way to go, Dr. Thrash. Yes it is.
27:29 There are so many ways that we can pollute the air around us
27:34 and it makes us susceptible to many different kinds of
27:38 diseases that we otherwise would not be susceptible to.
27:41 So we hope that you will enjoy this precious boon of heaven
27:45 that you will be strong and healthy and that all of your
27:49 internal organs will be healthy
27:51 and massaged nicely by your good breathing techniques.


Revised 2014-12-17