Having gone through an illness in the past that involved fairly significant toxic metal poisoning and nutritional deficiencies, I was concerned that there may have been some permanent mitochondria damage that occurred. Whereas mitochondrial dysfunction as described by Shallenberger is readily reversible (with ozone), damage and decay to mitochondria can be permanent. Naturopaths don’t like to use the word permanent because of a fundamental belief in the body’s ability to heal, but realistically, some damage to the body can be permanent. That is one reason preventing and reversing oxygen usage dysfunction is so important, because left and decay of the mitochondria.

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