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HBOT & Performance

Jay Campbell Oxygen: Overlooked and underutilized, Oxygen is the most important nutrient! We can live for weeks, even months without food, days without water yet only minutes without oxygen. While we all know this fact, the use and importance of oxygen as a nutrient seems to have slipped our consciousness. Maybe because we breath about 23,000x per […]


The Rate Limiting Compound? Although our brain makes up less than 2% of our body’s mass it consumes 20-25% of our body’s oxygen intake. Unlike other organs, the brain has no storage capacity for energy, therefore it requires a constant and consistent blood flow for delivery of oxygen, glucose and fatty acids for metabolism. 20-25% is an […]

Incorporating Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy into a Functional Medicine Practice

by Drs. Jason and Melissa Sonners Background: Humans have very few absolute requirements for life; food, water, and oxygen. Well, especially in this group of people, we understand that we can go weeks (even months) without food, but we can only live a few days without water ultimately only a few minutes without oxygen. Proper oxygen levels is […]

What Is HBOT

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.  It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan. Under normal circumstances, oxygen […]

The Benefits Of HBOT

We know that oxygen is essential to normal cellular physiology. Cancer cells have an altered metabolism and no longer depend upon oxygen. In fact, high oxygenated environments are toxic to cancer cells and both slows their growth and triggers cell death mechanisms within them. Is there a way to increase oxygen in the body to […]

HBOT cancer treatment

What is a hyperbaric chamber? It is a device that a person enters in order to have oxygen under pressure given to them. There is definite research showing the benefits of hyperbaric for a variety of complaints from decubitus ulcers (bedsores) and diabetic non-healing wounds to cancer treatment [1, 2] For cancer treatment, oxygen makes […]


BMJ. 1998 Oct 24; 317(7166): 1140–1143. PMCID: PMC1114115 PMID: 9784458 ABC of oxygen Hyperbaric oxygen therapy R M Leach, P J Rees, and P Wilmshurst Copyright and License information ► Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Over the past 40 years hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been recommended and used in […]

Exciting News

Exciting New Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy August 28, 2017 At Whitaker Wellness, we’ve been using and extolling the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for decades. But the earliest documented use of hyperbaric therapy dates back to 1662, when a British physician treated patients with respiratory conditions in a chamber filled with compressed air. America’s first […]


Nobody enjoys the little signs of aging we see when looking in the mirror each morning. We spend billions of dollars a year on products and surgeries to help us look and feel younger: hair re-growth products, dyes to hide the grey, anti-wrinkle face and eye creams, cosmetic injections, surgeries and more. Yet none of […]