“The prime cause of the plague is the plague bacillus, but secondary causes of the plague are filth, rats, and the fleas that transfer the plague bacillus from rats to man. By a prime cause of a disease I mean one that is found in every case of the disease. Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. All normal body cells meet their energy needs by respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs in great part by fermentation. All normal body cells are thus obligate aerobes, whereas all cancer cells are partial anaerobes. From the standpoint of the physics and chemistry of life this difference between normal and cancer cells is so great that one can scarcely picture a greater difference.”
Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, 1969.
Mild chronic acid pH often results from over-consumption of acid producing foods such as refined carbohydrates, damaged fats, sweets, alcohol, coffee, soda, meats and dairy products. Tobacco will also contribute to acidity in your body, as will prescription and recreational drugs, high stress levels, and low oxygen intake.
To reduce acid pH and eliminate acids from your body, eat less acid causing foods and more mineral rich green leafy vegetables, sea vegetables, lemons and fruits. Burdock root tea has a cleansing and alkalizing effect and has been used for many years to regain acid/alkaline balance.
Isn’t Citrus Too Acidic?
Fruits and vegetables with natural acids do not result in making our body and tissues more acidic. These acids, such as ascorbic acid or Vitamin C are used in many different processes throughout our body, leaving alkaline minerals behind for absorption and utilization. Although lemon juice has an acid pH of only 2.0, making it a strong acid, it produces alkalinity through releasing its mineral store, rather than producing acid residue and waste like damaged fat molecules, denatured proteins or psychotropic drugs, which over time can literally suck the minerals out of your bones and teeth, causing dangerous problems and chronic illness.
A less known cause of high acid levels is liver and gall bladder congestion. When alkaline bile cannot be properly expelled from the gall bladder because of a buildup of cholesterol, bile salts, toxins and fats, acidic chyme (food and stomach acid) continues down the digestive tract without being properly mixed with alkaline bile. This causes poor digestion, inferior assimilation of nutrients, heartburn, acid reflux, and damage to the small and large intestines, resulting in pain, discomfort, an aversion to many foods, lethargy and irritability.
Excerpt from The Cancer Journal Heal Yourself