Acid-Alkaline and the Real Cause of Cancer

Dr Otto Warburg discovered the real cause of cancer in 1923 and he received the Nobel Prize for doing so in 1931. Dr Warburg has made it clear that the prime cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency (brought about by Toxemia). In this lecture he explains that though there are many secondary causes of cancer, there is only ONE primary cause.

Dr Otto Warburg

Dr Otto Warburg

A primary cause is one that is observed in ALL cases of cancer.

Dr Warburg discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. He discovered that cancer cells have a metabolism similar to plant cells – they seem to revert to this more elementary form when deprived of oxygen.

All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen – a rule without exception.” Dr. Otto Warburg

Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.


Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water contains H+ and OH- ions, if there is an access of H+, it is acidic; if there is an access of OH- ions, then it is alkaline. Lack of Oxygen and Acidity are the two sides of the same coin. Presence of cellular Oxygen and Alkalinity are the two sides of the other coin – healthy cells are alkaline, sick cells are acidic.

High acidic levels encourage morbid, cancerous growth; high alkaline levels encourage healthy cell growth.

As alkaline water provides Alkalinity and excess Oxygen to cells, many experts are suggesting that alkaline water may help prevent cancer.