Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2014 Dec;33(4):1095-108. doi: 10.1007/s10555-014-9531-3.
Microenvironmental acidosis in carcinogenesis and metastases: new strategies in prevention and therapy.
- 1Department of Therapeutic Research and Medicines Evaluation, Unit of Antitumor Drugs, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome, Italy, email@example.com.
Much effort is currently devoted to developing patient-specific cancer therapy based on molecular characterization of tumors. In particular, this approach seeks to identify driver mutations that can be blocked through small molecular inhibitors. However, this approach is limited by extensive intratumoral genetic heterogeneity, and, not surprisingly, even dramatic initial responses are typically of limited duration as resistant tumor clones rapidly emerge and proliferate. We propose an alternative approach based on observations that while tumor evolution produces genetic divergence, it is also associated with striking phenotypic convergence that loosely correspond to the well-known cancer “hallmarks”. These convergent properties can be described as driver phenotypes and may be more consistently and robustly expressed than genetic targets. To this purpose, it is necessary to identify strategies that are critical for cancer progression and metastases, and it is likely that these driver phenotypes will be closely related to cancer “hallmarks”. It appears that an antiacidic approach, by targetting a driver phenotype in tumors, may be thought as a future strategy against tumors in either preventing the occurrence of cancer or treating tumor patients with multiple aims, including the improvement of efficacy of existing therapies, possibly reducing their systemic side effects, and controlling tumor growth, progression, and metastasis. This may be achieved with existing molecules such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and buffers such as sodium bicarbonate, citrate, or TRIS.
To learn more about the prevention and non-invasive treatment for Cancer read the following introduction to the pH Miracle for Cancer by Dr. Robert O. Young:
The pH Miracle for Cancer is coming out next week. I thought you might enjoy a preview by reading the introduction – I am very, very grateful to be able to share with you my cancer research I call the New Biology(R). I also refer to my research as the pH Miracle – a new way of living, a new way of eating, a new way of thinking. Some of the questions I will be covering in the pH Miracle for Cancer include:
What is Cancer?
What is the cause of all cancers? (Is cancer a mutant cell, a virus, a mold? Or is cancer an acidic liquid?) Is cancer a noun or is it actually an adjective that explains what’s happening to the body cells? Are tumors bad or good? What role does the lymphatic system play in preventing and reversing a cancerous condition? The focus for preventing and reversing cancer must be on the alkaline pH of the body fluids as a systemic acidic condition. The key to preventing and/or reversing cancer is to obtain the necessary sustainable energy for optimal body function and the elimination of toxic acidic waste products from diet, metabolism, respiration and the environment that all contribute to the cause of a cancerous condition.
Most of the last 30 years of my cancer research has been focused on what is happening to the cells as it pertains specifically to the environment around those cells. I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” The focus of my cancer research has been specifically on what lies within us and, more specifically, how the internal fluids of the body affect the health, energy, and vitality of the human cell, tissues, organs and glands. Dr Benjamin Rush, eminent physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, said: “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.”
As I think about my vision, the relative purpose of medicine I believe medicine must include not just the treatment but also the prevention of illness and the promotion of health and fitness, rather than just focusing all of our attention on a specific diagnosis or even the treatment of the disease. Because disease is an illusion! In reality, disease is the body trying to prevent over-acidification or fermentation or breakdown of the body cells, tissues, organs or glands.
Disease is the body in preservation mode trying to maintain the homeostasis of the internal fluids of the body, which are all alkaline.
I believe that the ultimate purpose of medicine is to help people discover something fundamental within themselves. And that is an awareness of the true source of wellbeing, the true source of joy, the true source of contentment that we all seek which lies in one’s mind and in one’s heart – which are the emotions and the spirit. And this is important so that you and I can all begin to be free from the process of grasping for happiness in a physical world.
To support this approach, this theory, I believe we must begin to embrace a more spiritual vision of ourselves and of humanity as a whole, while at the right time providing great love, care, and attention to the physical body. Then, and only then, will medicine (or the treatments that medicine is current performing) help people discover this non-physical, spiritual dimension of themselves. And when this happens I believe that we can live and work with less fear.
Rather than working in fear you can work in its opposite – you can work in faith. You are going to have less stress grasping to preserve the physical body at all costs, then I believe you can truly be happy, energetic, and free from ALL sickness and disease, especially cancer.
Several years ago Shelley and I had the opportunity to have a wonderful experience with Dr. Lawrence Carter who is the caretaker of the estate of Martin Luther King, at Morehouse College and also the protégé of M. L. King, and there he honored. The most important thing that I learned about Dr. Carter was his openness to not just thinking outside the box, because we talk a lot about thinking outside the box, but making our box of knowledge bigger. I would like to suggest rather than thinking outside the box as you contemplate my theories on the prevention and treatment of cancer but making your box bigger to include all truth. I would also suggest as you read this book that you do not have to think outside the box, you just need to make your box of knowledge bigger to allow for new technology, new biology, and new protocols that are effectively making the difference, specifically in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
I truly believe in the words of Gandhi when he said, “you must be the change you want to see.”
If you are looking for the cure for cancer, I believe you must be change you want to see. You’ll have to look at cancer differently, not outside the box but inside the box making it bigger. Expanding your views and your perspective as it relates to prevention and the true cause of cancer.
Now, before you start exploring the pH Miracle for Cancer, I must start by defining a ‘pH miracle’. I would suggest that a ‘pH miracle’ is a natural phenomenon, that is not currently understood by medical researchers, specifically in the cause and effect relationship. What is the cause? Is cancer a cause for disease? I say NO! Cancer is the body perfectly attempting to maintain alkaline homeostasis. Cancer is the body in perfect preservation mode trying to maintain its natural healthy alkaline design. So first, you must understand that cancer is unequivocally not a disease, but a symptom or better yet an effect of gastrointestinal, respiratory, environmental and metabolic acids that build up in the blood and then thrown off into the tissues poisoning and suppressing our immune system making it increasingly difficult to maintain the alkaline pH of the internal fluids of the body. Metabolic, respiratory, environmental and dietary acids also destroy the white cells’ ability to remove toxins and the cells which they spoil or degenerate.
What I’m simply suggesting is that cancer is not a cell, but an acidic toxic liquid that spoils and degenerated the body cells that make up our tissues, organs and glands. This happens when toxic acidic waste products are not properly eliminated through the four channels of elimination, which are urination, perspiration, respiration and defecation.
Let’s now look at the current medical definition of cancer. What is it? Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal body cells. If the spread is not controlled it can result in death. Cancer is caused by both external factors, some of which are known and are common in our society such as tobacco, chemicals, radiation (from our cellular phones) and internal factors: hormone imbalances, immune deficiency and gene mutations – which is what they’re suggesting. These factors may act together in a sequence to promote what is called carcinogenesis. This is the classical definition of cancer, taken directly from the American Cancer Society.
What is being suggested by current medical science is that the cancer is some mutating cell – a transmutation of the genes – triggered by internal or external factors. This is true but what is not understood is these internal or external factors are the acidic waste products of diet, metabolism, respiration and the environment. When you are dealing with any symptom or an effect, you need to look at the cause. Whether externally or internally, the focus traditionally has been to look at the matter or cells that make up your tissues, organs and glands rather than looking at the internal environment around the matter. And, to understand the cause of cancer is very simple just like the treatment. The New Biology® explains the cause and effect of all sickness and disease and specifically cancer as well as how to improve the quality and quantity of life without chemical therapy, radiation or surgery. The pH Miracle for Cancer is a drug-free protocol to a cure for cancer!
Let me give you an example. Enervation (ie, lack of energy), muscle weakness, you’ve probably seen the commercials on television, it’s a new disease they call restless legs syndrome (RLS) for which there are drugs that supposedly treat the syndrome. Current medical researchers want to put everything in a disease modality – a nice little box – that has a specific treatment. Yet restless legs syndrome is weakness or loss of electrical power to the muscles. It’s not a disease. But, by causing a flagging of the toxic elimination from the tissue, the blood becomes charged with these metabolic toxic acids and when it’s charged with these metabolic toxic acids the blood has to purify itself by throwing these metabolic toxic acids into the tissues to maintain its delicate pH balance of 7.365. This is what I call the body in preservation mode, which leads to what I refer to as latent tissue acidosis or acid build-up in the connective and fatty tissues. Acid is poison in the blood, and if that poison is not eliminated through urination, defecation, respiration or perspiration the body has to purify itself so it eliminates this acidic poison into the connective and fatty tissues. This is the disease, or is it? Not even skin challenges when the acids accumulate beyond the toleration point, a crisis takes place, which means that the acidic poison is being eliminated through the pores of the skin.
Looking at the 2012 statistics for cancer, this coming year in America we’re looking at 1,400,000 new cases of cancer. By the way, this statistic doesn’t even include skin cancer, which is actually bigger than lung cancer, breast cancer or prostate cancer combined. And, prostate cancer is known to be the leading cause of death in men while lung cancer being the leading cause of death in women. And yet when we look at cancer, the new incidents of cancer and the new diagnoses are skin cancers because the skin is the third kidney – the largest acid elimination organ for removing acidic toxic waste products. And if acids are not properly eliminated through normal elimination channels, then those acids are thrown out into the tissues and this is what’s not currently recognized or understood by medical science.
This is the way the blood maintains its delicate alkaline pH and purity by either eliminating acid through urination or defecation or throwing it into the connective or fatty tissues which leads to this crisis, this poisoning, this elimination through the pores of the skin, again the third kidney! And this is not a disease! The only disease is systemic, because acids flow out through your whole body. They are the waste products of metabolism, diet, respiration and the external toxic environment.
Your body is like a car. You are constantly on 24/7 and you require energy and when energy is being used, a waste product like carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide or lactic acid or uric acid is being created. So acid is constantly being created by the body cells, which has to be eliminated or it will cause cancer!
When energy is being used to think, to move, to breathe, at the same time an acidic waste product is being created and this acidic waste product needs to be eliminated. If the acid is not eliminated, it is pushed out into the connective tissue. It is your connective tissue that becomes the ‘acid catcher’ in order to maintain the purity and alkalinity of the blood. The blood has to maintain its purity and alkalinity and this is why the blood has a constant pH of 7.365. If it varies even just one-tenth of one point you can have ill effects. The proper healthy pH balance of the blood is 7.365. If the blood pH starts dropping or if it starts going up, the body will do whatever it can to maintain its delicate pH. This is very significant in order to understand the cause and treatment of cancer and why it’s not a cell but the spoiling of the cells by dietary and/or metabolic acids, which have not been properly eliminated through normal elimination. When you are enervated or fatigued you do not have the energy to move the acidic waste products out of the body to maintain the purity of the blood. When this happens the blood pushes these acidic waste products out into the connective and fatty tissues.
For example, when acidic waste elimination takes place through the mucus membrane of the nose, it is called a cold – catarrh of the nose. And when this crisis is repeated for years the mucus membrane thickens and ulcerates, and the bones enlarge, closing the passages. At this stage hay fever, then asthma develops. When the tonsils or any other respiratory passages become the seat of the crisis of acidity (because the acids were not properly eliminated through urination or defecation or respiration or perspiration) then we have tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, and finally cancer. You see, it’s progressive. It’s the same disease at different levels of acidity. All of these symptoms are happening in different progressions from the same thing – just different levels of states of acidosis.
When acid is located in the cranial cavity we have dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, muddle thinking, and/or forgetfulness. If the acids accumulate in the digestive area, we end up with irritable bowel syndrome, gastro intestinal problems, stenosis, and colitis. And, when the acids locate in the pelvic tissue, or in the breasts, we end up with micro-calcifications and finally cancerous breast and reproductive organs. When the body is in the preservation mode, it is using alkaline buffers such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium to neutralize or solidify the acidic liquid waste.
This is why I first see, using Ultrasound imaging, micro-calcifications in the pelvic area and in the breast tissue prior to the cancerous breast condition. The buffering of toxic acidic waste, forming micro-calcifications always precedes the cancerous condition of the tissue, organ or gland. Even in prostate cancer.
Hence all cancerous conditions are the expulsion of acids from the blood and then the tissues, organs and glands at different points and are essentially the same character evolving from the same cause, namely systemic acidosis – a crisis of toxemia. The description can be extended to every organ of the body: the lung, the liver, the pancreas, the bowels, the brain, including the largest organs which have the highest incidents, the skin. Any organ that is enervated or fatigued below the average standard (from stress of habit, from overstressed at work, from worry, anxiety, fear, injury, etc.) may become the location of the crisis of systemic latent tissue acidosis. The symptoms are presented differently depending upon which organ is being affected. Which is what makes it appear as if every symptom complex is a separate and distinct disease. You need to begin thinking inside the box and make your box bigger.
I give thanks to this new light and knowledge shed upon nomen culture naming disease by the philosophy of The New Biology(R), every symptom complex goes back to the one and only cause of all so-called cancers, namely systemic latent tissue acidosis. To find the cause of all symptomologies – lung cancer, breast cancer, brain cancer, bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and prostate cancer – you start with colds and catarrh, and watch the pathology as is it travels from irritation to catarrh to inflammation to induration to ulceration and finally to degeneration or cancer – Nothing more than rotting degenerating tissues, organs or glands. And what is causing this transformation or the degeneration of the cell(s), including the gene transmutation? It is simply the spoiling of the cell(s) due to the build-up of dietary, respiratory, environmental and/or metabolic acids, which have not been properly eliminated through urination, defecation, respiration or perspiration!
Have you ever opened a refrigerator and smelt the spoiling of food at the back? What you are smelling is the acidic wastes from spoiling food! It’s not some germ, it’s not some virus, it’s not some mold that’s breaking the food down, it’s the acidic waste products that are breaking the tissue down and giving rise to the symptomatology. Mold is like a smoking gun, the bullet being the acid. And yet it’s not the bullet or the acid that kills, and surely not the smoke or some gene mutation, or some bacteria or virus, but it is the person himself or herself that is pulling the acidic lifestyle and dietary trigger which then releases the acids that then tenderizes or spoils or rots the cells that make up your tissues, organs and glands. And, a cancerous condition always expresses itself first in the weakest parts of the body.
Nature’s order is interfered with by innovating acidic lifestyle and dietary habits until acidosis is established.
A vaccination as evidenced by the Spanish flu epidemic or an infection, in truth is literally an out-fection from the same source causing the most vulnerable organ, specifically the bowels, to take on organic or anatomical changes. The organ however has nothing to do with the cause, and directing treatment to the organ is actually compounding the problem. You cannot treat disease when in reality disease is the body in preservation mode trying to re-establish alkaline homeostasis when in a state of systemic acidosis that is affecting the weakest parts of the body, first!
When you realize that breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women and these fatty tissues (breast areas) are being used by the body to bind or collect acidic waste products in order to protect the organs that sustain life. And, by the way, when one does a mammogram and sees these micro-calcification in the breast tissue, this is an indication of a state of tissue acidosis – the body’s defensive mechanism to relieve or remove or neutralize and solidify acidity that has not been properly eliminated though urination, defecation, respiration or perspiration.
If you are dealing with a cancerous prostate, you are dealing with localized acidity. If you are dealing with lung cancer, you are dealing with localized acidity that has been caused by external or internal forces even though a cancerous condition begins from within. As you take in tobacco smoke, there are acids or toxins or poisons – one being sugar which breaks down to acetaldehyde, which tenderizes and rots the lung tissues. Tobacco smoking is not an addiction of nicotine alone. It is an addiction of sugar, which causes excess acidity in the lung causing lung cancer. The cause is always constant, ever-present, always the same, only the effects change. To illustrate, a catarrh of the stomach presents first irritation, then inflammation, then ulceration, induration and finally degeneration or a cancerous stomach. Cancer is not at the first, it’s the culmination of deteriorating or broken tissue spoiled by an over-acidic stomach from an over-acidic lifestyle and diet.
Most people in the world are challenged with the symptomatology of indigestion, which can include acid reflux, bloating, heartburn, burping, diarrhea, or even constipation. The proper way to study a disease is to study health in every aspect. Disease is perverted health. Cancer is perverted health – any influence that lowers energy becomes disease-producing.
There’s an important question now to answer. Why do I crave sugar? It’s interesting when doing an MRI or a CAT scan. What is used but radioactive sugar that is taken up by the acidic cancerous cells – not cancer cells because we don’t have cancer cells, we have acidic cells or cancerous cells – cells that have been spoiled by the environment in which they live. So sugar cravings are the body’s need for sustainable energy. And energy can only be transported through a matrix of salt. Therefore sugar cravings are the body’s needs for salt, not sugar. I would suggest that sugar is an acid of cellular transformation – a waste product – not a product of energy, but a by-product of what the body truly uses which is electrical potential in the form of electrons.
The body doesn’t use carbohydrates, the body uses electrons to run. The body is electrical. And sugar is nothing more than an acidic waste product of cellular breakdown and transformation. Isn’t that what happens to the banana? As the banana moves from irritation to inflammation to induration and then to cancer, going from green to yellow to brown, getting its “liver spots” the same way you get liver spots, through excess fermentation and rotting. You do not say the banana has cancer, you say the banana is spoiling. In the same way you shouldn’t say that the lung has cancer but rather that the lung is spoiling – it is cancerous. Cancer is not a noun but an adjective expressing the process of cellular transformation. Again, sugar is the waste product. In fact, that’s why a banana gets sweeter and sweeter as it ferments. Consistently in my cancer research I see that we have a release of sugar from the breakdown of tissues, organs or glands. And to overcome sugar cravings you don’t have to eat sugar, you need to eat more salt. The secondary metabolites of this primary acid or sugar are acetaldehyde and ethanol alcohol. So sugar cravings are the body’s signal that the body needs more sustainable energy. You need energy to remove the acids of diet and metabolism – the body utilizing electrons for energy purposes. Food, water, sun, minerals, vitamins, drugs… are common choices made by us to achieve sustainable energy, but yet what you are looking for are the electrons from these sources. And your choices will determine whether or not your cravings will lead to true sustainable energy which maintains the alkaline integrity of the fluids of body and therefore the integrity of the tissues, organs and glands, or gives you false energy which creates this over-acidic state that leads to latent tissue acidosis which begins the process of spoiling of the tissues, organs and glands and finally a degenerative or cancerous condition.
Sugar stimulates and gives the body a deceptive quick-fix – it’s illusionary – whereas salt provides the matrix of life and gives your body the rise in sustainable energy, over a longer period of time, without the high and extreme lows that come from eating an acid – whether it be sugar or any other acidic foods or drinks.
It is the skin that suffers most, because if the body can’t eliminate the acids that are created through energy use, it throws the acidic wastes out into the connective and fatty tissues and into the lymphatic system. This is why the lymphatic system is so critical in the prevention of cancer and in the treatment of cancer, because it is the lymphatic system that is the vacuum cleaner of the acids that are in the interstitial fluids of the body, pulling these poisonous acids out in order to maintain the integrity of the tissue through diaphramic breathing and perspiration (that is if you are perspiring, which is one of the most important things you need to do on a daily basis to remove cancer causing acids). If you cannot eliminate your acidic wastes completely through urination, respiration or defecation then your body urinates through the skin – which is why there is over a million cases of skin cancer a year in the United States alone. It’s not talked about. Why? Because the etiology of skin cancer is not understood. It is unknown. Scientists don’t know what causes basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, they do not understand it because they don’t understand latent tissue acidosis and the importance of the lymphatic system as the vacuum cleaner to remove poisonous acidic wastes out via the kidneys and through perspiration. But people are not exercising, and this is why obesity and a lack of exercise have been associated with cancer. Yet when you are moving your body you are moving the acidic wastes out of the connective and fatty tissues, organs and glands. The lymphatic system, unlike the circulatory system, does not have a pump (the heart), it actually flows through movement. It is the diaphragm muscle that acts as a pump for the lymphatic system that moves acidic wastes through the system – out through perspiration or back into general circulation to be eliminated through urination.
And if you have a cancerous condition you have to pee your way to health. Because cancer is not a cell, but a poisonous acidic liquid. A cancer cell is a cell that has been spoiled or poisoned by the metabolic, respiratory, environmental and/or gastrointestinal acids that are produced internally, or may be taken in via the lungs or skin. That’s when the body will go into the preservation mode by forming fibrous materials, which cross-link to encapsulate the spoiled cancerous cells and thus forming the protective tumor. Hence, the tumor is the body’s protective mechanism to encapsulate spoiled or poisoned acidic cells from excess acidic wastes which have not been properly eliminated through urination, defecation, respiration and/or perspiration. The tumor is the body’s solution to protect healthy cells that make up tissues, organs and glands of the body. So, the tumor is not the problem. Let the tumor go. Let it do its job. The focus must be placed not on the tumor but on the internal environment around the tumor, which is full of acidic cells. One of the common acids which is in higher concentration around all tumors is lactic acid. Lactic acid is a by-product of metabolism when you are in a state of oxygen deprivation. Think of any cancerous condition as a systemic acidic condition that affects first the weakest parts of the body, not a local problem that metastasizes. You see metastasis is localized acids that spoil other cells much like a rotten apple placed in the center of a bushel of healthy apples will spoil the whole bushel. I call this the ‘domino effect’ where one acidic cell spoils another healthy cell causing a chain reaction. The body stops the ‘domino effect’ by forming the tumor around the cancerous or acidic body cells.
Therefore, there is no such thing as a cancer cell. A cancer cell in reality is a cancerous cell. Cancer is an adjective expressing the spoiling body cells that are rotting in an over-acidic environment. A cancerous cell was once a healthy cell that has been spoiled from an over-acidic lifestyle and diet and the body’s inability to remove these acids through the proper channels of elimination.
The only solution to the acidic toxic liquids that poison our body cells causing the effect that medical doctors call cancer, is to change the environment. It has to be a contextual approach. You must restore and maintain the alkaline design of the human body if you want to prevent or reverse a cancerous condition. This has been my great discovery of the 21st century – that the human organism is alkaline by design and acidic by function. Every part of the body that makes up every anatomical element, that makes up your genetic material, that makes up your body cells, every single part has to be bathed in an alkaline fluid which needs to be purified every 24 hours to remain healthy.
Early in the 19th century, beginning on January 17, 1912, a famous French physiologist of the Rockefeller Institute and Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Alexis Carrel, removed a very small piece of heart muscle from an un-hatched chicken embryo—still warm and living—and placed it in fresh nutrient solution in a glass flask of his own design. He transferred the tissue every forty-eight hours, during which time it doubled in size and had to be trimmed before being moved to its new flask. Every time he moved the heart he would put it into an alkaline saline solution with the appropriate alkalizing minerals. Twenty years later the heart tissue was still growing. Keep in mind that the average chicken lives for 5 – 7 years. So, after getting bored of singing “Happy Birthday” to the chicken heart for over twenty years he decided to pull the plug and not change the fluids every 48 hours and the heart finally died.
This is a very important discovery, which very few people know about. Why? Because it answers the question about why cells live and why cells die. You see, the life expectancy of the human cell is infinite. The body cells become compromised by their environment. Once you understand that matter cannot be created nor can it be destroyed it can only change its form or function, then you will realize that the environment is everything, the terrain is everything, and the cell is subservient to that.
The secret to Dr. Carrel’s chicken heart surviving for twenty years lies in this knowledge, this New Biology, this new way of living and thinking as we expand the box rather than thinking outside the box, that the cell is only as healthy as the alkaline fluids it is bathed in. The heart is only as healthy as the cells and the fluids they are bathed in. If you have any cancerous condition, this cancerous condition is the expression of your internal environment. The human cell will only breakdown in an acidic environment and become cancerous.
Carrel’s experiment brought me to the modern New Biology, the new understanding, the new expansion, the new medicine and the new definition of cancer – that the composition of our body fluids that bath the outside of our cells must be controlled very carefully from moment to moment and day-to-day with no single important constituent varying more than a one percent. This condition of health can be controlled and you can do it yourself!
In 1932 Otto Warburg received his Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the cause of cancer. He described it as a cell changing its mode of respiration, its mode of metabolism – from respiration to fermentation. He suggested that cancer was the result of acidic environment, a state of oxygen deprivation. Warburg also wrote a paper entitled, “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer.” He states: “There is no disease whose prime cause is better known – over acidity.”
When you understand this you realize that all conditions of cancer potentially can be reversed if the treatments are focused on the fluids and not the cells of the body. Therefore it doesn’t matter what the cancerous condition is, because cancer is not the cause but the effect of an over-acidic lifestyle and diet which is the cause of cancer. It’s you pulling the acidic lifestyle and dietary trigger that causes cancer. You do NOT get CANCER – You DO CANCER with your daily lifestyle and dietary choices!
After 30 years of doing blood research, after looking at thousands and thousands of cancerous patients, I’ve never seen healthy blood or an alkaline internal environment – whether testing the pH of the saliva, or the urine, or the blood, or the sweat, or the tears – they are all acidic in an over-acidic internal environment. I have come to understand that the human organism is alkaline by design and acidic by function, and if you maintain this alkaline design of your body through an alkaline lifestyle and diet you WiLL prevent all cancerous conditions. For the cure of cancer is not found in its treatment, because a cancerous condition is the body in preservation mode trying to restore its alkalinity. The cure for a cancerous condition will not be found in its treatment of the tissues but in maintaining the alkaline design of the body fluids.
As Thomas Edison said: “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise.
The future is here and NOW and is found in the following chapters of pH Miracle for Cancer.
My hope is The pH Miracle for Cancer will expand your box of truth and knowledge to protect you from the acidic condition medical science calls Cancer.
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