The year was 1931 and Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize when he discovered the intimate link between cancer and oxygen. Warburg showed in his research that the number one reason why cancer develops is due to a lack of oxygen within the cellular environment.
This is because cancer cells are anaerobic, meaning they thrive in an environment depleted of oxygen. Conversely, this means that cancer cells will not survive in an environment where oxygen is plentiful.
In his research, Warburg also talked about the relationship between oxygen and the pH of cancer cells. He noted that cancer has a very low pH, around 6.0, from lactic-acid production and elevated carbon dioxide. He concluded that higher pH (alkalinity) meant more oxygen. This, we know is true of all degenerative diseases. Oxygen and healthy pH balance are the building blocks to good health.
Here are 4 ways to increase your body’s supply of oxygen today. Making these simple things a habit could save your life.
We all tend to breathe in a very shallow fashion, which is not healthy. Breathing deeply introduces fresh oxygen into the lungs and stimulates the lymphatic system, which is essential for detoxification.
Sit up straight and inhale a deep breath through your nose. Exhale slowly through slightly parted lips. You should see your stomach expand when you breathe in. After ten or fifteen deep breaths you will feel refreshed and energized. Do this several times a day for best results.
Human beings are between 70 and 75 percent water. If we do not keep ourselves properly hydrated our cells, tissues and organs shrivel like grapes. We should drink between 50 and 100 percent of our body weight in ounces of water each day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink between 75 and 150 ounces of water each day, or in the range of 9 to 18 eight ounce glasses.
It is equally as important to drink the right type of water. Tap water is polluted with chemicals and heavy metals, and most bottled water is acidic and not very healthy. Distilled water or reverse osmosis water has basic and essential minerals stripped away. These are necessary to maintain an alkaline condition within the body. The best water comes from a high-quality home water filtration system, preferably one with an ionizer.
Participating in daily aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, biking or hiking helps your body use oxygen and remove toxins. Since the lymphatic system does not have its own pump, it needs movement to circulate. Spending just 15 minutes a day walking helps the lymphatic system do what it needs.
The best exercise for flushing the lymph is a rebounder, better known as a mini trampoline. In just two minutes you can flush the entire lymphatic system and triple the production of white blood cells. This is a fun and practical way to boost immunity.
If you increase the amount of plant-based foods you are eating while simultaneously cutting out processed foods and lowering consumption of animal-based foods, your body will lean towards alkalinity.
Eat more dark and leafy green vegetables including kale, spinach, Swiss chard, sprouts and mustard greens. You can also take organic green supplements that contain chlorella, barley grass, alfalfa grass and spirulina. All of these have an alkalizing effect on the body.
– The Alternative Daily