What Is The Root Cause Of Cancer?


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Dr. Otto H Warburg received a Noble prize in Medicine for cancer research. He discovered that if a cell was deprived of 35% oxygen for 48 hours, it would turn cancerous. He concluded that the root cause of cancer was oxygen deficiency that creates an acidic state and adequate oxygen levels create an alkaline environment which cancer cells cannot survive in.

What Causes Cancer?

In 1931, Dr. Otto H. Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for an important discovery about cancer. He stated, “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”.

“All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception. Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”

Warburg investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells and discovered that cancer cells maintain and thrive in a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen.

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Higher pH (alkaline) means a higher concentration of oxygen molecules while lower pH (acidic) means lower concentrations of oxygen. Thus due to excessive acidity in the body, meaning that the pH in the body is below the normal level of 7.365, which constitutes an “acidic” state is the cause of cancer.

In his work “The Metabolism of Tumors”,  Warburg 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.”

Dr. Warburg thus has made it clear that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency, which creates an acidic state in the human body. He also discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state.

Edited by Rachelle Chandraan

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Angela Fabing
Angela Fabing 5pts

that is incorrect. Lemon is an acidic fruit but when eaten makes the body alkaline.

Jo Smythe
Jo Smythe 5pts

This helps me Just type it in and many health stores should pop up for online I'm sure probably sprouts or whole foods carries some sort of it depending on where you live. Healthy stuff is expensive and I order a lot of vitamins, minerals, and herbs as well so I look for best deals when I place orders eBay is a good one Best of luck to all

Jo Smythe
Jo Smythe 5pts

I buy a lot online I'll take a picture of them and post so u can shop around and get best price. There are lots of natural online stores you might try your local health food store eBay is linked to many of the natural stores as is Amazon I'll post a pic later

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams 5pts

Positive thinking....mind control for good thoughts no negativity Feed the body raw juice veg. Fruit. Pĺenty of pure water

Jerome Stoic
Jerome Stoic 5pts

eat a lot of alkaline and listen to alkaline trio. :)

Clare Mbabazi
Clare Mbabazi 5pts

That means exercising which oxygenates ur bodies and alkaline foods will prevent 80% of cancers?

Demet Türksoy
Demet Türksoy 5pts

Everyday, before breakfast drinking sodium bi carbonate ( in 1 glass of water) , vitamine D one tablet a month ( mix the vitamin D oil with olive oil and put on piece of bread), taking magnezium bi carbonat 1 tablet every night, and also silver collodium everyday depends on your weight . Also drinking alcaline water ph 7 and up. Put lemon , cucumber in it . Keeps immune system strong an nonasidic. Breathing right from diaframe ,getting oxigen all the way from mouth to down the body really important too. If you cannot do all these atlease put some himalayan salt in your daily drinking water and food.

Tseem Hlub Koj
Tseem Hlub Koj 5pts

Thx folks I can see now and why sometime my body get weaks worse

Jo Smythe
Jo Smythe 5pts

When your body is acidic which most Americans are you are high risk for the disease Eat high alkaline foods and drink an alkaline drop that goes in water to drink to keep your ph higher the 7 That is my opinion But do your own research Consider probiotics a full spectrum of minerals and vitamin sup Again this is my regimen to heal and make my body stronger to hopefully never get cancer

Gajanan Ule
Gajanan Ule 5pts

So we must eat a lot of alkaline food and take plenty of oxygen by deep breathing and pranayama in fresh air to remain healthy

Taryn Robertson-Smith
Taryn Robertson-Smith 5pts

Yep and the causes of acidic bodies are the standard American diet-meat, dairy, eggs, processed food, processed sugar, alcohol etc..... You have to eat lots of raw organic veggies/fruit at least 80% of diet to keep your body alkaline.

Cal Spitaleri
Cal Spitaleri 5pts

Yes there is a high possibility. This is why antivirals that normally used on aids patients when applied to patients with cervical cancer got rid of 80 percent on the cancers without the need for surgery. Because I believe most cancers are virally induced. The study for this was done by some researchers in the UK in Kenya. :)

Jennie Emmons
Jennie Emmons 5pts

All I know is your health starts with what u put in your mouth. Saying that it also boils down to your environment. I feel for people that battle with this and other life threatening diseases. All u can do is be as healthy as u can b. And G-d does not hand u anything u can't handle. Just stay strong :)

Cheryle Kerr
Cheryle Kerr 5pts

We can beat cancer I with our god and doctors. And treatments and faith.

Aruca Arca
Aruca Arca 5pts

Add garlic ginger turmeric in all foods. Mushrooms also one f d best fud. Cabbage caulifliwer brocoli is gud fr cancer patients.so i heard .

Ursula Emmons
Ursula Emmons 5pts

letting go of your resentments and staying positive , not living in the past, and prayers will help.

Jude Anne
Jude Anne 5pts

I believe that cancers are also caused by food chemicals and Nuclear testing around Australia. Hormones and genetics. My great great grandmother died of double breast carcinoma in 1908. Death certificate states the cause. \U0001f615

LJane Metcalfe
LJane Metcalfe 5pts

Wishing you good luck Rebecca on your path to life

Julie Youmans
Julie Youmans 5pts

You can get aloe versa juice in most health foods stores , asian , Mexican or avarardyc markets. Some major grocery stores carry it

Mayflower Cardenas-Factor
Mayflower Cardenas-Factor 5pts

Pooja, where else can we buy Aloe Vera juice?it used to be available in the Philippines, but no longer now

Yogawith Rebecca
Yogawith Rebecca 5pts

Thats VERY interesting Cal Spitaleri ... I had mono at 21 yrs old...threrefore I still have the EBV Titers. Now, I wonder if their is a link??

Yogawith Rebecca
Yogawith Rebecca 5pts

Jacqueline Simpson Khan thank you...you have my permission to share my post! :)

Yogawith Rebecca
Yogawith Rebecca 5pts

Thank you everyone! :) Very kind. Amanda Tan please no need to feel sorry for me...cancer was the best teacher for me in so many ways. I have a dedicated yoga practice and that has been my main tool to heal and I have a very loving husband whos been bu my side the entire journey. God bless all of you! :)

Munita Fernandes
Munita Fernandes 5pts

I believe that following the detox treatment regime offered in ayurveda along with breathing exercises practiced n recommended in ayurveda n the ginger, basil, black pepper concoction everyday to strengthen immunity would definitely go a very long way .... Our air, water, food, along with the chemicals thru pills of all kinds - pain killers etc not to mention the stress level n in active lifestyle r a cake walk to all these dangerous diseases ... V need a lifestyle change besides eating healthy organic food....

Jacqueline Simpson Khan
Jacqueline Simpson Khan 5pts

I wish I could share your testament on my page to family and friends on how it does not discriminate ..

Jacqueline Simpson Khan
Jacqueline Simpson Khan 5pts

I pray that you continue to fight and beat it ...I lost my dad 5 months ago to it ..God Bless You...

Cal Spitaleri
Cal Spitaleri 5pts

Ok. Um I am a microbiology student and a medical assistant. And i have to say that although the eating healthy is important ... And some cancer have been linked to chemical exposure.. Also cancer is a viral disease .. 95 percent of the U.S. Population has EBV better known as epstien Barr virus or herpes simplex 1 or 6 ... Their are new studies that confirm that these virus cause different for of cancers and that when they are coupled with a second virus within the same person can suppress the immune system. The Internet is full of a lot of different views and ideas about cancer but medical research and numbers are the key towards staying informed. Certain foods can help the bodies immune system with trying to control viral loads that cause cancer .. Like garlic and turmeric but they can not kill cancer not kill the virus that causes the disease they can just aid in keeping it controlled and fight inflammation. :) I eat organic and I'm again GMOs but also I am in favor of destroying the herpes virus family through modern science. :)

Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan 5pts

Eat more alkaline food and exercise

Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan 5pts

Im so sorry for you. My prayers that you will continue to stay strong and continue fighting. Be positive along the way that it will get better.

Jay Rogers
Jay Rogers 5pts

Interesting article. Didn't know that.