Dr. Otto Warburg discovered the root cause of cancer in 1923 and he received the Nobel Prize for doing so in 1931. Dr. Warburg was director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (now Max Planck Institute) for cell physiology at Berlin. He investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells, particularly cancer cells. Below are some direct quotes by Dr. Warburg during medical lectures where he was the keynote speaker:
“Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water splits into H+ and OH- ions, if there is an excess of H+, it is acidic; if there is an excess of OH- ions, then it is alkaline.”
In his work The Metabolism of Tumours he demonstrated that all forms of cancer are characterized by two basic conditions: acidosis and hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other. “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception.” – Dr. Otto Warburg
“Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.” – Dr. Otto Warburg.
Dr. Warburg has made it clear that the prime cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency (brought about by toxemia). Dr. Warburg discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breath oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high level of oxygen.
Food, stress, mood, and music all alter our pH balance. Anything that is stimulating could leave an acidic residue in our body; any activities that are calming and relaxing could make us more alkaline. It is believed 80+% of cancers are initiated by or caused by STRESS, which alters our pH balance, which makes us acidic.
The Balancing Act
A healthy body usually has a large alkaline reserve that is used to meet the demand when too many acid-forming foods are eaten. When and if these reserves become depleted, health can be seriously compromised.
Most authorities would recommend a food plan based on 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods, to maintain balance.
We are born with a pH of 7.365. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. Neutral, is a pH of 7.0. Above 7.0 is alkaline, and below is acidic. Optimally, you want to be a little on the alkaline side, with a blood pH of around 7.4. Diseases cannot survive and flourish in an alkaline body, but it thrives in an acidic body. Also be aware it takes 20 parts alkalinity to neutralize only 1 part acidity. It’s important to eat as much raw food as possible because cooking your food makes it more acidic. You will get the max amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and oxygen when you consume whole raw food.
“Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water splits into H+ and OH- ions, if there is an excess of H+, it is acidic; if there is an excess of OH-ions, then it is alkaline.”
Dr. Otto Warburg, The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Cell Physiology
10 Benefits of a Properly Alkalized Body
Skin more elastic, youthful
Deeper more restful sleep
Abundant physical energy
Suffer from fewer colds, headaches, flu viruses
Reduction of candida (yeast) overgrowth
Won’t support osteoporosis
Legal natural high
Increased mental acuity, mental alertness
Recommended Books and Literature on pH Diet:
The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health By Robert O. Young, Shelley Redford Young