Cancer’s Cause, Prevention and Cure:
Dr. Otto Warburg’s 1931 Nobel-Prize-Winning Discovery
Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, with a double doctorate in chemistry and medicine, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931, and died in Berlin in 1970. Dr. Warburg discovered that cancer is caused by weakened cell respiration due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level. He further proved that cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen), or acidic, conditions. Damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH (acidity) in the cells. Cancer cells maintain an acidic pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. DR. WARBURG PROVED THAT CANCER CANNOT LIVE IN AN ALKALINE BODY (pH 7.36). Oxygen is directly related to pH. The higher the pH, the higher the concentration of oxygen molecules.
A normal healthy takes in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. But in the absence of oxygen, the cell must nourish itself by converting glucose through fermentation. This produces lactic acid and lowers the cell pH (making it more acidic) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. The cancer cells multiply rapidly and do not compensate by dying more rapidly. The lactic acid also causes local pain as it destroys cell enzymes. Cancerous tumours appear as a rapidly growing external cells covering a core of dead cells.
In his speech “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer“, Dr. Warburg stated that “nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention.”