Cancer and Acidity

Another Argument against our acidic diet towards for a more alkaline one.

This short article looks at the work of Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg who won the Nobel Prize in 1931. He found that cancer was caused by oxygen deficiency and this causes high levels of acidity in the body.

He declared that cancer cells are anaerobic, meaning that they do not breathe oxygen, leading to the theory that cancer cells cannot persist in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as in alkaline state. All normal cells unquestionably require oxygen, however cancer cells can and do live without it. He demonstrated that a cell may become cancerous in 48 hours if deprived of 35% of its oxygen.

PH balance is the balance of alkaline and acid in all cells and fluids in the body. For our bodies to thrive, the body must maintain the PH levels of blood at a slightly alkaline level. Diet plays an essential part in maintaining PH levels in the body. Our microbiome or the total bacteria, parasites, viruses and candida overgrow can cause an acidic environment when out of balance. Alternatively, an alkaline environment neutralizes bacteria and other pathogens.

Our modern dietary behaviours seem to guide us towards diets full of toxic and acid forming foods, like refined grains, genetically modified organisms, processed sugars and the rest. This in turn leads to unbalanced PH levels which may interfere with functions and activities at cell levels. Other data suggests that excessive acidic bio environment, may cause other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, heartburn and cancer.

Natural Alkaline Enhancer

The best remedy for an acidic bio environment is to balance your PH levels with an optimum diet. To assist, you could try this natural remedy to return or maintain your PH balance.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda


In a glass, mix both ingredients and wait for the acidic / baking soda combination to fizz. Keep adding baking soda until the fizz stops. Then, top up the glass with 230ml (8 oz.) of water. Drink it all at once.

This remedy helps to reduce acidosis and regulate stomach acid. It will balance the PH and help create an alkaline forming environment in the body.

James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur

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