Oxygen & Cancer
ACIDITY, ALKALINITY AND pH
Most readers are familiar with acidic liquids like vinegar as well as with very alkaline ones like lye. Scientists use a logarithmic scale, called pH for potential of hydrogen, to measure acidity and alkalinity. The pH scale goes from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline) with 7 being neutral. Logarithmic means that a pH of 11 is not 10% more than a pH of 10. Rather it is 10 times more alkaline just like an earthquake of 7.0 is 10 times stronger than an earthquake of 6.0 on the logarithmic Richter scale.
The cells of the body are designed to operate at the slightly alkaline pH of 7.365. By definition, alkaline fluids contain excess oxygen. That oxygen can be used to make cellular ATP, to detoxify the body and for other uses.
Each of us uses a lot of ATP daily, roughly our body weight, or even more. A 150 pound person must make and use about 150 pounds of ATP daily – an incredible amount. And we have few reserves in the body. It has been estimated that the amount of ATP stored in the body is 1-2 ounces. Therefore we need to make ATP constantly and, as you now know (from the Oxygen & Health Page of this website), that takes oxygen.
HANDLING AN OXYGEN DEFICIT
The body has built-in wisdom. If some of our cells don’t have enough oxygen, and are therefore overly acidic, we stop making ATP in the normal manner. Our body switches to a secondary method of generating ATP, not to hurt us, but to help us only for a short while. This process is called fermentation which is very inefficient as it produces only about 1/16 of the amount of ATP which we would normally manufacture in a healthy cell.
To make it worse, fermentation produces lactic acid as a byproduct, making those cells even more acidic. When the cells are acidic they do not have enough oxygen so things go from bad to worse. Often the result is cancer, a condition which only occurs when part of the body is lacking in oxygen and is too acidic.
OXYGEN DEFICITS LEAD TO CANCER
Many oncologists (cancer doctors) are unfamiliar with Otto Warburg, MD, PhD, even though he received a Nobel Prize in 1931 for his research on oxygen and cancer. He proved that a lack of oxygen leads to cancer and also that the way to reverse cancer is with oxygen because oxygen kills cancer cells. So, if we want to be healthy and without cancer, Dr. Warburg counsels us to keep the body’s interior cells alkaline which means they have high oxygen levels.
By the way, the skin is slightly acidic, a way of killing germs that could harm us. Our interior is mostly alkaline, except for the stomach and parts of the digestive tract when we are digesting food.
Remember, it’s all about oxygen!
I’m saying this again because oxygen is so important to almost every aspect of our health. Superior health relates to getting more oxygen or better conserving oxygen or preventing bad guys (like stress) from making us more acidic and stealing our oxygen.
Let’s look at a most important fluid – our blood. Medical schools used to teach that blood has a pH within a narrow range, from 7.3 to 7.45. Doctors learn that the body regulates itself and they believe that our blood pH stays within a very narrow pH range. Because of that, nobody panics unless our pH is out of range, even though the oxygen content of low pH blood is of great concern.
Sang Whang, in his book titled Reverse Aging, reveals that our blood, based on the definition of pH, contains 64.9% more oxygen when the pH is 7.45 than when it is only 7.3. That is an enormous difference in oxygen!
Since pH is a logarithmic scale, doctors are often deceived into believing that any blood pH within the normal range is fine. This lackadaisical attitude about blood pH may well be preventing good health – allowing cancer and other diseases to take hold in our oxygen deprived cells.
If our blood has a pH of only 7.3, it is illogical to think our cells will ever achieve the optimal cell pH of 7.365 – a higher pH. But, we can get more oxygen to our cells by doing some of the things on this website.
Remember it’s all about oxygen!
TRAUMA TRIGGERS CANCER
Many individuals have an oxygen deficit, but never get cancer – until they are traumatized. Trauma and stress trigger the fight-or-flight response, dumping acidic hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into the bloodstream making our blood more acidic. As we’ve seen, acidic fluids contain less oxygen than alkaline ones.
How do we know about trauma and cancer? This was discovered by a German doctor, Ryke Geerd Hamer, MD, who was a cancer researcher. He tracked cancer patients.
In 1978, Dr. Hamer’s son was shot and died a few months later. Sometime after that Dr. Hamer a person who had always been very healthy, discovered he had testicular cancer. He assumed that the shock of his son’s death had triggered his own cancer. Being a good researcher, he investigated all of the cancer patients he was following. His conclusion was that every cancer patient he had been following had had a shock (trauma) before they were diagnosed with cancer.
Dr. Hamer was able to see visual evidence of the trauma in the brains of the cancer patients he was tracking. Each type of trauma was located in a different part of the brain which later had an effect on a particular part of the body. He also later determined that trauma was behind every disease, not just cancer.
Dr. Hamer was able to think “outside the box.” In addition to whatever else he was doing for cancer patients, he began trying to eliminate the trauma. Most of his patients were stage 4 cancer patients. He treated or investigated about 44,000 patients. He attempted to reverse the trauma in about 6,500 cancer patients and most had been diagnosed as terminal. About 6,000 of them were free of cancer after 5 years – an astounding success rate of some 92%.
Not only is this amazing, but the methods he used for dealing with the trauma behind the cancer were not as good as the methods available today. One doctor, over a decade ago, remarked that the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a better method of reversing trauma than whatever cruder method Dr. Hamer used. Today, a number of very effective methods of dealing with stress and trauma have become popular.
Some of these techniques are in John’s book (6 LIFE CHANGING ENERGY HEALING METHODS: How to Release Emotional Stress, Pain and Illness), which shows how one man was healed of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) using an Energy Healing method called The Healing Code and how another man had Multiple Sclerosis completely reversed, using another method of Energy Healing called the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). John’s book has information on each individual.
Here is a free, simple EFT guide – for day-to-day stress and pain – with diagrams in it that were not included in John’s book. Feel free to try it for what we call ordinary day-to-day stress or pain.
In conclusion, cancer is the result of an oxygen deficit in some part of the body and is triggered by trauma, which causes us to be in the fight-or-flight mode which puts acidic hormones into our bloodstream, lowering our oxygen. People who successfully beat cancer often overcome the trauma and adopt a lifestyle which creates more oxygen in their bodies.