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Today, there is a 50% chance that you will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in your life. That number has skyrocketed from just 3% in 1900. So what’s changed? Our lifestyles, from the way we spend our workday, to the foods that we eat, to the air that we breathe. We are now living far removed from the natural lifestyles we enjoyed over thousands of years.
Modern technology is wonderful, but not without its costs. We are making too many choices both known and unknown that are detrimental to our health and vitality. We need to understand cancer does not just happen. It is the result of our inability to express innate intelligence.
In this article, I am going to focus on three factors everyone should know regarding the creation and growth of cancer cells; pH, Oxygen, and some dietary factors.
Let’s start with pH.
Cancer and pH levels
pH measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Your saliva and urine have a specific pH range of 6.0-6.4 when everything is working properly. If it falls below 6.0 you are to acidic and above 6.5 you are to alkaline.
Sporadically testing your first morning’s urine pH as well as your saliva pH is an excellent way to monitor your body’s internal metabolism.
In addition to measuring the first morning’s urine pH, measuring the second morning pH is also recommended.
The second morning pH should be higher than the first ( > 6.4). If you don’t notice an increase in the second measurement, your body is not buffering metabolic waste products, most likely due to a deficiency in one or more of the body’s 5 buffering minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese and Iron. Without proper buffering minerals, the body will begin to take calcium from the most abundant source in the body, the bones, leading to an increased risk of osteoporosis, if left untreated.
pH strips, also known as litmus paper can be found at most pharmaceutical stores or purchased online. They are extremely cost-effective and provide you with an early warning that your metabolism is not functioning properly.
Cancer patients are always acidic. In fact cancer cells only thrive in an acidic environment. So rule number one is to adopt an alkaline lifestyle, with a general rule of eating a diet that including 80% alkaline-forming foods.
This should be combined with improving the elimination of waste products. Toxins are extremely acid-forming, whether they are our body’s natural biological wastes or pollutants from our environment. Finding ways to aid elimination is extremely beneficial.
Finally, drink plenty of water and begin a meditation program for mental/emotional calmness. It is important to understand that everything we eat, breathe, move and think affect the body by either leaving an alkaline or acid residue.
The closer we can bring the body into an alkaline pH, the more difficult an environment you will create for cancer cells to grow.
Next week, we will look at the role oxygen plays in cancer.