Excerpt from a book by Robert Barefoot
In 1931 Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery that cancer was anaerobic: cancer occurs in the absence of free oxygen As innocuous as this discovery might seem, it is actually a startling and significant finding worthy of a Nobel Prize. What it basically means is that cancer is caused by a lack of free oxygen in the body and therefore, whatever causes this to occur is the cause of all cancers.
In chemistry, alkaline solutions (pH over 7.0) tend to absorb oxygen, while acids (pH under 7.0) tend to expel oxygen. For example, a mild alkali can absorb over 100 times as much oxygen as a mild acid. Therefore, when the body becomes acidic by dropping below pH 7.0 (note: all body fluids, except for stomach and urine, are supposed to be mildly alkaline at pH 7.4), oxygen is driven out of the body thereby, according to Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg, induces cancer. Stomach fluids must remain acidic to digest food and urine must remain acidic to remove wastes from the body. Blood is the exception. Blood must always remain at an alkaline pH 7.4 so that it can retain its oxygen. When adequate mineral consumption is in the diet, the blood is supplied the crucial minerals required to maintain an alkaline pH of 7.4. However when insufficient mineral consumption is in the diet, the body is forced to rob Peter (other body fluids) to pay Paul (the blood). In doing so, it removes crucial minerals, such as calcium, from the saliva, spinal fluids, kidneys, liver, etc., in order to maintain the blood at pH 7.4. This causes the demineralized fluids and organs to become acidic and therefore anaerobic, thus inducing not only cancer, but a host of other degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, etc.
Everyone knows that the human body is made up of 78% water by weight, and that water is hydrogen and oxygen gases. When nitrogen gas and carbon in the form of carbon dioxide and methane gases are added, the total gas in the body by weight becomes over 95%. Almost half of the remaining 5% that makes up the human body and controls all biological functions is the mineral calcium.
No other mineral is capable of performing as many biological functions as is calcium. Calcium is involved in almost every biological function. This amazing mineral provides the electrical energy for the heart to beat and for all muscle movement. It is the calcium ion that is responsible for feeding every cell. It does this by latching on to seven nutrient molecules and one water molecule and pulls them through the nutrient channel. It then detaches its load and returns to repeat the process. Another important biological job for calcium is DNA replication, which is crucial for maintaining youth and a healthy body. Calcium ions are indispensable for DNA replication (Calcium in the Action of Growth Factors, W.H. Moolenaar, L.K. Defize, and S.W. Delaat, 1986 Calcium and the Cell, Wiley) which is the basis for all body repair. It can only occur “on a substrate of calcium” (The Role of Calcium in Biological Systems, Albert Lehniger, Professor of Medical Science, John Hopkins University, Volume I, CRC Press). Thus, low calcium means low body repair and premature aging. As important as all these and hundreds of other biological functions of calcium are to human health, none is more important than the job of pH control. Calcium to acid, is like water to a fire. Calcium quickly destroys oxygen robbing acid in the body fluids. Thus, the more calcium, the more oxygen, and therefore, the less cancer and other degenerative disease.
This information then begs the question, “How much calcium is necessary?” The answer can readily be determined by examining the diet of millions of people around the world who consume over 100 times our Recommended Daily Allowance, RDA, and who suffer the side effects of living 40 years longer than we do, of aging at half the rate that we do, and of being devoid of cancer, heart disease, mental disorders, diabetes, arthritis and all other degenerative diseases. Almost all of these people, the Armenians, Azerbaijans and Georgians in Russian, the Tibetans, the Hunzas of Northern Pakistan, the Vilcabamba Indians in Equador, the Bamas in China and the Titicacas in Peru live at high altitudes above 8000 feet. Their only source of water is melting glaciers, and the glacial water is turbid and white with ground up rock Each quart of this water contains over 17,000 milligrams of calcium along with other minerals and 60 trace metals. These cultures drink several quarts each day and the water fertilized crops are also loaded with calcium and other nutrients. The only long living and disease free culture that does not live above an altitude of 8000 feet, is the Okinawans.
The phenomenon of preventing and reversing degenerative disease through the consumption of large amounts of mineral and vitamins did not go un-noticed by men of medicine. Hundreds of years ago European doctors were prescribing calcium and other nutrients to their patients.
In the 1950s, Dr. Carl Reich M.D. discovered that his patients were able to “cure themselves” of almost all degenerative diseases by consuming several times the RDA of calcium, magnesium, vitamin-D and other nutrients. Dr. Reich was the first North American doctor to prescribe “mega doses” of minerals and vitamins to his patients and is considered by many to be the father of preventive medicine. By the 1980s Dr. Reich had cured thousands, but lost his license for explaining that the consumption of mineral nutrients, such as calcium, could prevent cancer and a host of other diseases. This concept was considered “too simple” to accept by the medical wisdom of the day. However, by the late 1 990s, other medical men of wisdom were also discovering that calcium supplements could indeed reverse cancer. In the October 13, 1998 issue of the New York Times wrote an article appeared entitled “Calcium Takes Its Place As a Superstar of Nutrients” in which it reports that a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that “increasing calcium induced normal development of the epithelia cells and might also prevent cancer in such organs as the breast, prostate and pancreas”. It also reported that the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published “virtually no major organ system escapes calcium’s influence” and that a research team from the University of Southern California found “adding calcium to the diet lowered the blood pressure in 110 black teenagers”.
The January 14, 1999 issue of the Phoenix Republic wrote in an article entitled “Calcium Reduces Tumors” that the New England Journal of Medicine reported “adding calcium to the diet can keep you from getting tumors in your large intestine”. Then the February, 1999 issue of the Readers Digest wrote in an article entitled “The ‘Superstar’ Nutrient” that the Journal of the American Medical Association published “when the participants consumption reached 1500 milligrams of calcium a day, cell growth in the colon improved toward normal (this means that the cancer was re- versed)”. The Digest also reported that the Metabolic Bone Center at St. Luke’s Hospital believes that “a chronic deficiency of calcium is largely responsible for premenstrual syndrome (PMS)” and that “a lot of women are avoiding the sun and their vitamin-D levels may be very low”. In the same article, the Digest reported that “in 1997 the large federally financed trial found that a diet containing 1200 milligrams of calcium significantly lowered blood pressure in adults”. Then the May 3, 1999 edition of US World News Report wrote in an article entitled “Calcium’s Powerful Mysterious Ways “, that, “Researchers are increasingly finding that the humble mineral calcium plays a major role in warding off major illnesses from high blood pressure to colon cancer” and that “You name the disease, and calcium is beginning to have a place there” (David McCarron, a nephrologist at Oregon Health Sciences University). Unfortunately, most doctors have not heard the news that their own journals, major popular newspapers and magazines are reporting that natural supplements, especially calcium, can cure and prevent disease.
The scientific evidence that calcium is the key to good and long health is overwhelming. Just 20 years ago, any doctor making the claim that calcium supplements could cure cancer would loose his license. Dr. Carl Reich lost his license for making this claim which the medical authorities of the day branded as “too simplistic”. Yet today, the doctor’s own Journals: The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition are all making the claim that calcium supplements can reverse cancer and that virtually no organ escapes calcium’s influence. These journals have been quoted in our popular and respectable newspapers and magazines. We have come a long way, and still have a long way to go. At present, it is almost impossible to find a doctor who is aware of these scientific findings. Therefore, we must get the doctors to read their own Journals and then do an almost impossible task, get the AMA and the FDA to do their jobs and endorse these scientific findings. When this finally occurs, over 90% of disease will be irradiated thereby eliminating massive pain and suffering, and we will be well on our way to curing America.
So then, what are the nutrients that the body need to cure itself. The answer begins with calcium. There is no such thing as a bad calcium nutrient. All calcium nutrients are good for producing a healthy body; however, some are better than others. For example, the consumption of coral calcium provides adequate calcium, magnesium and dozens of trace minerals for absorption by the body. Some calcium nutrients, such as calcium carbonate, are difficult for the body to absorb. This does not mean that they are not good, but rather that there are better choices. Also, there is no such thing as a bad coral calcium from Okinawa. They are all miracle minerals. However, some are better than others. The Japanese grade the coral based on magnesium content. The more magnesium a coral has, the higher it is graded. Consuming coral calcium can be classified in the same category as breathing as both fill the body with life sustaining oxygen. Most suppliers of coral calcium instruct you to take 2 to 3 capsules each day. But this is for maintaining good health. When you are sick, it is best to double-up to 4 to 6 per day. If you are really sick, with a disease such as cancer, Lupus, diabetes, etc., it is best to triple-up to 6 to 9 per day. The author has been told by many that a few months on the larger dose coral has successfully terminated their cancer, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and numerous other incurable diseases. Of course all of these people exposed themselves to sunshine and a host of other nutrients as well as the coral calcium.
Of course, other nutrients are also required, the most important being exposure to sunshine. Sun on the skin produces inositol triphospate to regulate mineral disposition in the body and it also produces vitamin-D which allow the intestine to absorb large amounts of nutrients. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun striking the eyes stimulate the pituitary, pineal and hypothymus glands at the back of the eye to regulate the production of many hormones such as melatonin, serotonin and calcium-regulating calcitonin. Thus lack of sunshine on the body is responsible for a host of diseases, especially cancer. This sounds like a controversial statement, but not when you look at the facts. The cancer-free black African is naked in the sun all day while the black American, who avoids the sun like the plague, has three times the cancer rate of the sun worshipping white Americans. There is twice as much breast cancer in the Northern States as in the sunny Southern States. Prostate cancer goes up almost 300% from the sunny Mexican border to the Northern Canadian border. When exposure to the sun does trigger skin cancer, the victim is usually a white albino who already has five other mineral deficiency induced diseases, and is well on the way to developing the sixth.
Although almost all degenerative diseases can be prevented and cured nutritionally if given enough time, people are always asking, “What can I do if I am terminal?” A terminal cancer patient, for example, may be cured over a 6 month period by consuming the proper nutrients, but may only have 3 weeks to live. This situation requires a more potent nutrient treatment.
The following program has been found to be effective for cancer:
This program will help to alkalize the body’s fluids, resulting in the toxins, which are adhered to the cell surface, detaching themselves and entering the blood. The body will recognize the toxins as foreign invaders and respond by attacking them possibly causing flu-like symptoms like headaches, stomach aches and diarrhea. This is called “detoxing” and it means that the body is ridding itself of cancer inducing compounds.
Alkalizing the body with nutrition allows the body to cure itself, even from previously incurable diseases. Nobel Prize winner, Otto Warburg complained in 1966 that because the agnostics were in control, millions of men and women would have to die needlessly from cancer. Today the agnostics are still in control, but their control has weakened substantially, due to information exchange by computers and the Internet. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to read simple articles in reputable newspapers, magazines quoting the doctor’s own journals that are all saying that disease can be cured by diet. The time is ripe to end the needless suffering, pain and death caused by curable degeneration diseases such as cancer and heart disease. The time has come to cure America.
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