The Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Warburg was one of the 20th centuries leading biologists, and he discovered that the root cause of cancer is too much acidity in the body, meaning that the pH in the body is below the normal level of 7.365. If we are not over weight our bodies consists of about 80% water when healthy and happy. Just like the soils and overgrown lakes are suffering from a lack of oxygen, we are too. All the pollution and the hydrogen used in agriculture our bodies are over acid, we don’t do well in an acidic environment either. Acidity is caused by a lack of oxygen relative hydrogen.
Warburg investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells and discovered that cancer cells maintain and thrive in a lower pH, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen. Higher pH, which is more alkaline, means higher concentration of oxygen molecules, while lower pH, which is acidic, means lower concentrations of oxygen. Just like funguses and parasites, tumors like acid environments. Many things can make us over acid, stress hormones is one, but mostly it’s sugars and animal based food, toxins we willingly breathe, put in and on us (unaware of the consequences?).
In 1931 Dr. Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this important discovery. He stated, “Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water splits into H (hydrogen) + and OH- ions, if there is and excess of H+, it is acidic; if there is an excess of OH- ions, then it is alkaline”. The body uses H+ to metabolize all carbohydrates. The more refined they are the more “compact” they come as alcohol and sugar, so if we ingest to much of those we will become over acid. If we eat more vegan food we get more H2O, water.
Animal sourced food requires a lot of our self produced stomach acid to be broken down in the stomach as it is so hard for us to digest. More about which food is the 3 big badies for our cells (and for our nature) tomorrow.