Dr. Otto Warburg received the Nobel prize in 1931 for the discovery that
unlike all other cells in the human body, cancer cells do not breathe
oxygen. Cancer cells are anaerobic, which means that they derive their
energy without needing oxygen. It turns out that cancer cells cannot
survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen and this has given rise
to a variety of successful treatments based on oxygenating the tissues, such
as intravenous hydrogen peroxide, hyperbaric oxygen tank, and blood
pages 912-927). EWOT (Exercise With Oxygen Therapy) is doing light exercise,
such as on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, while breathing pure oxygen. EWOT produces the benefits of hydrogen peroxide therapy and you can do it at
To understand why some tissues in the body are deficient in oxygen and
therefore prone to cancer, it is helpful to understand the nature of acidity
and alkalinity. Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are
alkaline. Water (H2O) decomposes into H+ and OH-. When a solution contains
more H+ than OH- then it is said to be acid. When it contains more OH- than
H+ then it is said to be alkaline.
When oxygen enters an acid
solution it can combine with H+ ions to form water. Oxygen helps to
neutralize the acid, while at the same time the acid prevents oxygen from
reaching the tissues that need it. Acidic tissues are devoid of free oxygen.
An alkaline solution is
just the reverse. Two hydroxyl ions (OH-) can combine to produce one water
molecule and one oxygen atom. In other words, an alkaline solution can
provide oxygen to the tissues.
The pH scale goes from 0 to
14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The
blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be
slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.
At a pH slightly above 7.4
cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while
healthy cells will live (Barefoot,
pages 66-67). This has given rise to a variety of treatments based on
increasing the alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the
drinking of fresh
fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation with alkaline
minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, cesium and rubidium.
In Holland the vegetarian
diet promoted by Dr. Moerman has been recognized by the government as a
legitimate treatment for cancer. Results indicate that Dr. Moerman’s diet is
more effective than standard cancer treatments (Jochems,
Based on the pH of saliva,
here is a daily supplement program recommended by one physician (Barefoot,
page 119) in order to help restore alkalinity to the body:
Recommended Minimum Daily
6.5 to 7.4
6.0 to 6.5
4.5 to 6.0
These supplements are
commonly available in health food stores and pharmacies. Tablets can be
crushed for easier assimilation. Calcium in the form of calcium ascorbate,
calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, calcium hydroxyapatite, calcium malate,
and calcium orotate is more easily absorbed than calcium carbonate. Flavoured
chewable calcium / magnesium / vitamin D tablets are pleasant to eat. If you
take vitamin C with your calcium, the ascorbic acid helps to dissolve the
calcium. Vitamin A is considered non-toxic in amounts below 100,000 I.U.
(Merck Manual, 1987). Which is the best form of calcium to take? World
famous cancer physician Dr. Hans Nieper became an advocate of calcium
orotate for many health problems including bone cancer, osteoporosis, and
damaged cartilage. You can read a paper he wrote on the subject in our Library.
Rather than using calcium, Dr. Gerson (page 246) gave his patients a 10% potassium solution. Potassium salt (KCl) is readily available in grocery
stores as a substitute for ordinary table salt which is sodium chloride (NaCl).
Potassium bicarbonate can be used as a levening agent for baking,
substituting for sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
Certain alkaline minerals
have been found by Dr. Brewer to be particularly effective in fighting
cancer. It may be possible to dissolve tumors quickly by using salts of cesium,
rubidium and potassium.
There is research
indicating that cancer grows slowly in a highly acid environment (because
the acids cause it to partially destroy itself) and may actually grow more
quickly as your body becomes more alkaline prior to reaching the healthy pH
slightly above 7.4 where the cancer becomes dormant. Therefore, you will
want to get your pH above 7.4 as quickly as possible by every means
available. Plus, you will want to be attacking the cancer from every
direction (the entire 8 step program plus other complementary treatments) simultaneously so that any lack of alkalinity
is compensated for. Once you have achieved a pH above 7.4, it is useful to
monitor your saliva pH regularly to ensure that your body remains sufficiently
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