What if we told you that the cause and mechanism of cancer cell formation was discovered almost a century ago? That’s right. Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, a German scientist discovered the major cause of cancer, way back in 1931. This discovery eventually led him to win a Nobel Prize. The irony is that this cause has been kept in the dark by the food and Pharma industries and only a handful of people know the actual reason behind the cause & mechanism of cancer cells.
Dr. Warhburg attributed formation of cancer cells to an inactive & anti-physiological lifestyle. Moreover food consumption also has a major role to play in developing cancer.
A combination of physical inactivity and intake of highly acidic food leads to the body forming an acidic environment. This is because of reduced oxygen levels in the body. In fact an acidic environment and oxygen levels are directly related with each affecting the other.
Normal healthy cells need oxygen supply to multiply and survive and they are considered alkaline in nature, whereas tumor cells are acidic & anaerobic in nature and can only survive in environments with decreased oxygen levels. With an acidic environment containing low levels of oxygen, plus with aid of glucose, tumor cells tend to thrive and multiply rapidly, which causes cancer formation. Dr. Warhburg also states that by decreasing oxygen levels in the body by 35%, cells will turn cancerous in just 48 hours, meaning that the cells are forming a defensive mechanism to sustain in an acidic environment.
The body environment can be controlled by you – by food intake. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with anything below 7 being considered acidic and anything above 7 being alkaline or basic, with 7 being considered neutral. A normal healthy person’s blood pH level ranges between 7.4 and 7.45 and it is essential that the levels are maintained at this range. If it drops below 7, the person drops into a coma.
So what creates an acidic environment?
- Refined sugar & sugar rich products
- Refined Salt
- Industrial processed food like tinned foods, artificial colors, flavors, stabilizers
- Products of animal origin, i.e. Meat, Milk etc.
- Refined flour and its products (cakes, pasta).
- Coffee & other caffeinated beverages
- All cooked food
Following are the foods that create an alkaline environment:
A sedentary lifestyle affects health in general and reduces body oxygen supply. This can be overcome through regularly leading an active lifestyle and exercising. It is important that over 60% of food intake should be alkaline foods. A simple solution is to completely avoid sodas, canned juices and artificially sweetened beverages. It is very important that people with existing illness eat more than 80% alkaline foods and cancer patients are advised to create an alkaline environment through consumption of these foods. Dr. Warburg also advises that chemotherapy increases acidity in the body and the additional reserves of oxygen is spent heavily. Moreover antibodies utilize nutrient supplies from other parts such as hair, nails, teeth & bones to fight cancer cells.