WOMEN who take a daily multivitamin pill are nearly 20 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer, a major study has revealed.

This article by Clair Weaver is from The Sunday Telegraph April 18, 2010.

The shock finding has rattled Australia’s $2.5 billion complementary health industry, which is urging consumers not to panic.

In a 10-year study of more than 35,000 women, researchers discovered those who regularly took a multi-vitamin pill increased the risk of developing a tumour by 19 per cent.

They said the result was concerning and needed investigation as many women used multi-vitamins in the belief they prevented chronic diseases such as cancer. A “biologically plausible” explanation was that taking vitamin and mineral supplements significantly increased the density of breast tissue, a strong risk factor for breast cancer. Folic acid, often present in a potent form in multi-vitamins, may also accelerate tumour growth.

The Major Study Has Provoked Renewed Interest In Ingesting Vitamins And Minerals From Natural Sources

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females in Australia, affecting more than 12,000 and killing more than 2,700 women every year. One in nine women will be diagnosed with it by the age of 85.

The study, conducted by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has been greeted with interest and caution by Australian experts. Women who took a multivitamin pill in the study had higher breast tissue density than those who took no vitamin supplements.

The Use Of Multivitamins And The Risk Of Breast Cancer

“Results from this prospective study suggest that the use of multivitamins may increase the risk of breast cancer,” the lead author of the study, Susanna Larrson, said.

Multi-vitamins are big business in Australia, with leading maker Blackmores posting a before-tax profit of $30.6 million last financial year. Some nutritionists and dietitians argue supplements are unnecessary, as people absorb nutrients far better from food.

Multivitamins “Not All That They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Kathy Chapman, of the Cancer Council Australia, said the study would add to a growing body of evidence that multi-vitamins were “not all they’re cracked up to be”.

“It reinforces the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables rather than people thinking they can get more of their nutrition from a pill,” she said. “What we’ve learned over time in cancer is that quick fixes aren’t a good idea.”

People Absorb Nutrients Far Better From Natural Foods.

Taking a multi-vitamin pill was linked to a smaller increase in breast cancer risk than being overweight or drinking too much alcohol, she said.

The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia said “consumers need not panic” at the findings. It cited “concerns over limitations to the study”, such as its reliance on self-administered questionnaires and failure to look at the bioactivity of multi-vitamin ingredients.

People Absorb Nutrients Far Better From Natural Foods.

Blackmores advised customers “not to be alarmed” by the study, which it claims is inconclusive and conflicts with other research.

Professor John Boyages, director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and spokesman for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, said he “wouldn’t put any weight” on the study, as there were many complicated risk factors involved in breast cancer.

Delaying pregnancy until the age of 35, drinking alcohol every day and early-onset periods may each raise the risk by as much as 30 per cent, he said.

In another study, multivitamins failed to show benefits in a large study of older women, also.

Taking multivitamins in this study did not reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer—nor did it appear to prolong life. Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D from Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Division of Public Health Sciences was the lead author of the paper, which appears on the February 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

The Study Enrolled More Than 160,000 Postmenopausal Women Ages 50 to 79 Who Were Followed For Eight Years.

Little Or No Influence On The Risk Of Cancer

Just over 41% of the women in the study used multivitamins. Most took multivitamins with minerals. Those who took multivitamins were also more likely to take supplements of vitamin C, vitamin E, and calcium.

Multivitamin users were also more likely to be white, thinner, more physically active, and better educated and to eat more fruits and vegetables than were women who did not take multivitamins.

Nonetheless, at the end of the study, women taking multivitamins were no less likely to develop such common cancers as cancer of the breast, colon or lung than were women who did not take multivitamins.

Nor were they less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or develop a blood clot. Nor were women taking multivitamins likely to live longer than women who did not take multivitamins.

At the same time, however, there was no evidence that the multivitamins harmed women taking them.

Their Conclusion: Multivitamin Use Has Little Or No Influence On The Risk Of Cancer

The results, the researchers write, “provide convincing evidence that multivitamin use has little or no influence on the risk of cancer or CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) in postmenopausal women.”Future efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, should focus on nutrition and not multivitamins, the researchers write.

The study was conducted as part of the Women’s Health Initiative and was funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Source Vitamins And Minerals From A Varied Diet Of Natural Sources

Nutrition Australia (NA) advocates getting vitamins and minerals from a varied diet rather than supplements.

“Your body will absorb vitamins and minerals so much better from food,” NA dietician Nicole Frederiksen said.

Says Nutrition Australia:

Nutrition Australia promotes a varied diet that consists largely of fresh fruits, vegetables and wholegrains. Variety is important and we are fortunate in Australia that our availability of foods is extensive, compared to world food prices food is relatively inexpensive in Australia and our food supply reflects our cultural diversity.

Some key tips to healthy eating as shared by Nutrition Australia are:

  • Try and eat 30 different foods a day
  • When choosing vegetables for a meal enjoy the different colored vegetables available as the colour of fruit and vegetables contain important antioxidants important for health and disease prevention.
  • Choose water as your first choice to drink.
  • Prepare food at home whenever possible.
  • Take time out to enjoy meals with family and friends when possible. Families that eat together benefit from a range of health and social benefits.

OVERALL CONCLUSION: The reader has to understand one thing: according to the law, no one person or corporation can patent a vitamin. (Are you having an “aha!” moment?)

If You Were A Corporation Seeking To Dominate or Monopolise A Profitable Marketplace — You Won’t And Can’t Get The Patents To Control The Vitamin Market.

Readers may thereby draw the conclusion that there may be a politically-based movement to influence a huge, massive lucrative market of people, drawing them away from the use of multi-vitamin pills to further the sale of pharma-based products (or other) and the cause (ie: profits) of a largely pharma-based system and infrastructure.

Research can produces facts.  These facts can be used in presenting a context that may suit either side of the argument.

For more useful information on health resolution through natural organic food ingestion, see our related article: Health Restoring Diet And Nutrition Strategy – Organic Food Supplements


Gerson Treats Hundreds Of Cancer Patients With Natural Cancer Cures

Ever heard of Dr. Max Gerson? You might need to, as Dr. Max Gerson is eminently known around the globe as the patriarch of natural cancer cures. Through his innovative natural healing therapy approach, many tens of thousands of people have allowed their bodies to be empowered, stewarding their own bodies in healing their own heart disease, kidney failure, arthritis, diabetes and finally cancer!

Dr Max Gerson

Dr. Max Gerson M.D. Leaves An Outstanding Legacy Of Natural Cancer Cures Which Commands Attention

This success in natural cancer cures has quite a legacy extending all the way back to the 1930’s.

Come to Dr Max Gerson’s natural cancer cures  today — and we find that the daughter of Dr. Gerson, Charlotte Gerson, carries the torch for the Gerson Therapy and the Gerson Institute.

The story of Max Gerson is a fascinating read. Max Gerson M.D. was born in Wongrowitz, Germany and was suffering from severe migraines — so he focused his energies on an initial experimentation with diet — that is, food as remedy — to prevent his headaches.

One of Dr. Gerson’s patients discovered in the course of his treatment, that the “migraine diet” had cured his skin tuberculosis!

This discovery led Gerson to further study the diet, and he went on to successfully treat many tuberculosis patients. His work eventually came to the attention of famed thoracic surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, M.D.

446 Out Of 450 Skin Tuberculosis Patients Recovered!

Gerson Institute

Under Sauerbruch’s supervision, Dr. Gerson established a special skin tuberculosis treatment program at the Munich University Hospital. In a carefully monitored clinical trial, 446 out of 450 skin tuberculosis patients treated with the Gerson diet recovered completely.

Both Dr. Sauerbruch and Dr. Gerson simultaneously published articles in a dozen of the world’s leading medical journals. This established the Gerson treatment as the first cure for skin tuberculosis!

Albert Scweitzer

At this time, Dr. Gerson attracted the friendship of Nobel prize winner Albert Schweitzer, M.D., by curing Schweitzer’s wife of lung tuberculosis after all conventional treatments had failed.

Gerson and Schweitzer remained friends for life, and maintained regular correspondence. Dr. Schweitzer followed Gerson’s progress as the dietary therapy was successfully applied to heart disease, kidney failure, and finally – cancer.

Schweitzer’s Own Type II Diabetes Was Cured By Treatment With Gerson’s Natural Therapy

In 1938, Dr. Gerson passed his boards and was licensed to practice in the state of New York. For twenty years, he treated hundreds of cancer patients who had been given up to die after all conventional treatments had failed.

Gerson described his approach in the book A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases.

"A Cancer Therapy" -- Controversial Book by Dr. Max Gerson

Typically, Gerson’s natural methods and Gerson himself has been the target of much controversy, politicking, quakery assertions, character-assassination and argument.

The dietary therapy excluded all animal products, fats, oils (except for raw calf liver extract and flax-seed oil), as well as any suspected sources of toxicity, including salt, alcohol, tobacco, food additives, pesticides, fluorides and pharmaceuticals which may explain the politicking, opposition and controversy. Foods were to be fresh, organically grown and unprocessed.

The therapy is claimed to reverse any ill effects of exposure to environmental toxins over the course of 6–18 months, and believed to be effective against most chronic diseases.

Once you’ve understood the deceptive element of “self-interest” in the cancer industry, we can then move on from there to the positive key areas, that we recommend would make up your own life-giving personal cancer strategy.

1.  Look For & Discover Your Opportunity

A cancer diagnosis is your opportunity to review and re-define your lifestyle. Cancer is a lifestyle disease. Change your lifestyle. Change the outcome. This is your opportunity to overcome and win!

2.  Conventional VS Natural Treatments

We suggest a patient-first policy for you which is to “test all things.” Chemotherapy, surgery and radiation are traditional tools for a traditional medical system — but we believe it’s fair to ask this vital question “do they really work?”

And here’s another valid question to ask yourself: “are there better, more effective options for me?”
It’s fair to weigh up your options, isn’t it? Have you found the research that exists for and against conventional and natural treatments?

3.  Find An Accountability Partner For Your Health Resolution Outcome

You deserve the best help available and a healthy outcome. You need a trained holistic health practitioner who will mentor you into your new lifestyle, tracking your progress along the way. That’s reasonable, isn’t it?

If the practitioner cannot assist you with lifestyle change then he/she may only be “pruning branches” rather than deal with actual root cause issues. We believe you deserve better than that.

If the practitioner can only say “we do not know what causes cancer” — then can you reasonably rely on this practitioner to lead you to the desired outcome? You will need to walk closely with the practitioner, do you feel:

a)  that you can easily relate to them?
b)  that they have your best interests at heart?
c)  that they can assure you of real progress?
d)  do you feel encouraged following consultations? (If not, find someone else!)

Here’s an important note to add also — your body is going to do the healing, the practitioner simply leads you the way a coach would lead an athlete to run a race a certain way.

4.  Give Your Body The Best Chance – Boost Your Immune System Using Organic Foods

Using organic foods in the process of healing the body is absolutely vital! It is important to reduce any toxicity in the body in all it’s variant forms. Reducing the load on your immune system is essential because your immune system is required to fight any disease on your behalf. This empowers your body’s healing processes for your best outcome. Organic food, particularly non-herbicide, non-pesticide foods give your body the best opportunity to go forward.

5.  Stay Focussed By Renewing Your Mind With Life-Giving Teaching Resources.

Any athlete knows the value of having the desired winning outcome in mind. Maintain your focus and help your new journey by renewing your mind with teaching resources that will help you maintain your focus, help you learn about a)  not consuming harmful, over-sugared, over-processed foods, and
b)  about ingesting life-giving immune system-boosting organic foods,
c)  on the benefits of fasting,
d)  ingesting helpful supplements,
e)  research history and,
f)   health resolution recipes.

6.  Have The Outcome In Mind At All Times

This is a sensitive issue and you will need to consider the following and steward a little wisdom here. But you need to be a little selfish in certain areas right now — and your personal journey will be smoother for you by maintaining the desired outcome in your mind’s eye always. For this reason it will be helpful to “run with the right crowd.” Keep company and share where you are at — with those specific friends and family who can cheer you on and encourage you through. Try not to share along the way or keep company with fear-mongers or those who are negative or depressive.

That kind of company is not going to help you, and this is an important race that you should choose to win!

7.  Refire Your Spiritual Life

You don’t want to spend your time feeling weary, depressed and confused. Decide now to refire your spiritual life. This is the time to proactively gird up your thinking. Did you know that your spiritual life effects your thought life which effects your emotional life which can effect your physical life. Give yourself your best chance to be positive and upbeat.

Have you seen our article entitled Famous Inspirational Quotes Of Hope, Faith, Health And Healing ??
Go there now.

Also we recommend a great online resource called “Bible Gateway.” Read the ever-popular Psalm 23 here:

For more, read Cancer Treatments – The Power Of A Personal Strategy Part Three

Cancer is a great human tragedy. But it is a tragedy due to the suppression of life-saving truths for profit-generation by a collective over genuine care for the cancer-suffering patient.

Says G Edward Griffin: “There are more people living on the disease of cancer than actually dying from it.”

Author G Edward Griffin wrote a book exposing the politics of self-interest involved in the industry of cancer therapy. His book “World Without Cancer” painted a picture of a world in which an effective control for cancer existed but was outlawed because it couldn’t line the pockets of the powerful pharmaceutical industry.

Griffin has often said that the politics of cancer therapy are far more complicated than the science of cancer therapy.

In 36 years, little has changed. G. Edward Griffin’s 1974 book “World Without Cancer” is as poignant and controversial today as the day he wrote it.

Cancer — A Disease Of Deficiency

Griffin learned that cancer is a disease of deficiency much the way that scurvy was eventually found to be a deficiency of vitamin C.  He found that cancer is linked directly to a deficiency of vitamin B-17, which is found in high amounts in apricot kernels. However, perhaps the most important and most troubling thing he learned was that Laetrile and it’s ability for health resolution were being manouevered out of doctors’ hands for political, not scientific reasons.

Perhaps the best way to comprehend the background of the disease of cancer is to simply watch these videos written and narrated by G Edward Griffin himself — in sequence here:

G Edward Griffin’s controversial (in many sectors) book World Without Cancer reveals the birth of the traditional health care system that we know and deal with today.

Today’s Traditional Health Care System Knows Little Of Nutrition

The seed of this system — and indeed the system itself  — is based almost entirely on pharmaceutical prescription drugs (chemicals) and knows little to nothing about basic nutrition. “The medical schools of the United States now teach the students everything there is to know about their product, which is drugs,” Griffin says, “And so [doctors] come out as highly trained drug salesmen…”

Our bodies are designed to ingest natural foods taking the required vitamins and nutrients from those foods. Our bodies are not designed to ingest traces of pesticides or herbicides. Our bodies are not desined to ingest chemicals or pharmaceutical product/s.

Following on from that, if you want to know what the side effects are for your prescribed pharmaceutical drugs — simply type in the product name/s  into Google or Yahoo search bars!

When you, a family member or friend are first diagnosed with cancer it can hit the patient hard.

“Why me?”  They say. It can be a traumatic time.

Strong emotions may be associated with the diagnosis. There may be shock, denial,  confusion, guilt, anger, defeat, hopelessness and despair just to name a few.

The next thought is “what do I do now?” and “what is my strategy plan to defeat this?” Confusion can arise from the many directions facing the diagnosed and the information presented.

Diagnosed Cancer Patients Will Consider Their Options

Worse, friends and family who mean well, can begin voicing their own fears and issue their own from-the-hip recommendations. This can be confusing and cause unnecessary burden-bearing — as the already-beleaguered patient is already deciphering new information doing their best to split truth from collective self-interest.

Understand This: Cancer Is Big Business And A Major Growth Industry.

Current reports estimate the cancer industry to be worth tens of billions of dollars. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is accumulating incredible wealth in its role as a “charity.” According to James Bennett, professor of economics at George Mason University and a recognized authority on charitable organizations — in 1988 the ACS held a fund balance of over $400 million.

Of this $400 million, about $69 million was in holdings of land, buildings, and equipment. Of that money, the ACS spent only $90 million. That’s 26% of its budget— on medical research and programs. The rest was attributed to “operating expenses.” About 60% in generous salaries, pensions, executive benefits, and overheads. By 1989,  cash reserves of the ACS were up over $700 million.

In 1991, Americans, believing they were making a significant contribution to the fight for finding cancer cures gave almost $350 million to the ACS, 6% more than previous year. Over the last two decades an increasing proportion of the ACS budget comes from large corporations, including the pharmaceutical, cancer drug, telecommunications, and entertainment industries.

With this incredible amount of cash pouring in to the coffers, there may well be little motivation to actually find a cure!

After All, Find The Cure — And The Fund-raising Stops Pouring In, Doesn’t It?

Where does the cancer sufferer go, for bias-free help?

There would appear to be very little hope for the effective prevention or treatment of breast cancer from certain sectors. Why would a cure become a priority for the cancer industry when it is obvious following observation that the disease of cancer is a momentous ever-increasing industry with a spectrum of money-spinning services and  products?

Discovering The Real Motives Brings Freedom For The Cancer Patient

It is unfortunate and yet true: that understanding the real motives driving the traditional  health care system and the allied pharmaceutical industries is a real step forward in discovering what’s truly wrong with contemporary and systemised approaches to cancer treatment.

Many believe that the cure was actually found back in 1924 when Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg found a co-relation between cancer and sugar.

“Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” Says Dr Otto H. Warburg in Lecture. Warburg was utterly convinced of the accuracy of his conclusions and was frustrated by the lack of acceptance of his ideas. This frustration was evident as he cited Max Planck quoting “science doesn’t progress because scientists change their minds, but rather because scientists attached to erroneous views die, and are replaced.”

For more on Dr Otto H. Warburg, his incredible story and his findings, refer to the article on this website entitled “Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg: The Cause Of Cancer.”

Cancer Prevention Or The Prevention Of Cancer Prevention

Author Kevin Trudeau says: “Since the cancer industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world, anything that would adversely affect the profits of the cancer industry must be suppressed.”

Enormous profits creates high levels of self-interest which creates mind-blowing politics which creates copious minefields of misinformation for the suffering patient.

Much has already been written about the politics and profits of large companies issuing from the cancer disease.

But the truth is that the cancer patient now has an incredible opportunity to put this confusion far behind them and begin a wonderful journey learning about this amazing body that the Creator has made — and the inherent healing powers emanating from the immune system within.

Getting A Personal Strategy Plan Together Using Natural Means To Address Cancer

Natural approaches to treating cancer have been time-proven over and over again to work effectively over the long term, as they address the underlying cause of the illness.

A gardener who wishes to remove an unwanted plant will get nowhere constantly trimming the branches. At some point he or she address the plant from the roots to get rid of it forever. It is the same for the cancer-sufferer.

Whether the cancer patient have started to go down the path of conventional, traditional medicine or are considering their treatment options — being equipped with the correct information will empower the diagnosed to make well-informed decisions for your health resolution.

The answer is simplistic in it’s truth that taking personal responsibility for a real lifestyle change will produce better results.

More in “Cancer Treatments – The Power Of A Personal Strategy Part Two”

“There Is No Disease Whose Prime Cause Is Better Known…”

Warning: I wish to inform the website visitor and reader right here that the following article and testament you are about to read has been the cause of much discussion, controversy, self-interest, legal pursuits and politically juxta-positioning by many individuals, practitioners, researchers, doctors, surgeons, companies and corporations the world over.

But this story truly deserves to be read and comprehended. Because the findings of Warburg has split the opinion of so called “scientific opinion” and the pharmaceutical investments by many corporations in a trillion-dollar industry.

Got the picture?

It is from this historical account, that we can glean the well-known, oft-quoted statement by Dr Otto Warburg which begins: “But nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause [may] be.”

Two-time Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg Links The Fermentation of Sugar As The Prime Cause Of Cancer

Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg In Berlin Labratory

Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg from a lecture delivered by Otto personally at the 1966 annual meeting of Nobelists at Lindau, Germany:

“…nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause [may] be. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention.”

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg was born October 8, 1883 son of noted physicist Emil Warburg. He was an MD and a German physiologist.

Warburg was considered and had the honour of being known as one of the twentieth century’s leading biochemists.

That is no ‘mean feat.’

‘Otto’s father Emil Warburg, was a distant relative of the Warburg family of Altona who had converted to Christianity. Otto’s mother was the daughter of a Protestant family. Otto served as an officer in the elite calvary during WW1 earning the Iron Cross.

Notably, as WW1 was coming to an inevitable close Emil’s (Otto’s father’s) friend Albert Einstein wrote to Otto beseeching him to quit the army and return to academic studies citing that the world should not lose his great talents.

Albert Einstein, Friend to Dr Otto Warburg

In 1918 Otto became Professor at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology in Berlin-Dahlem. By 1931 he was named Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Cell Physiology. Otto examined the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells, particularly cancer cells, and in 1931 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his “discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme.”

Dr Otto Warburg Two Times Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Second Nobel Peace Prize Nomination.

By 1944, Otto was nominated again for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. for his work on nocotinamide: the means and enzymes involved in fermentation, and the discovery of flavine. Otto was reportedly prevented from receiving the award thwarted by Adolf Hitler whom decreed in 1937 that Germans were forbidden from accepting Nobel Prizes. This is argued against by the Nobel Foundation.

In 1924, Warburg put forward that cancer and the growth of tumours are caused by the generating of energy by the non-oxidative breakdown of sugar/glucose — this is known as a process called glycolysis. This is in contrast to “healthy” cells which mainly generate energy from oxidative breakdown of pyruvate. Pyruvate is an end-product of glycolysis, and is oxidized within the mitochondria. Hence and according to Warburg, cancer should be interpreted as a mitochondrial dysfunction.

“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.” Dr. Otto H. Warburg in Lecture.

While Warburg continued to develop this outlook experimentally, holding several prominent lectures outlining the data, Otto proposed that some cancer cells switch over to a route which is oxygen-free called the glycolytic pathway. Interestingly, the cancer cells continue to use this conduit even when access to oxygen is restored. Though Warburg’s proposal has since been confirmed, the role played by glycolysis in cancer has been largely ignored.

The Nobel Peace Prize

The best modern summary of Warburg’s landmark work, may be found medically documented in the book, “The Hidden Story of Cancer,” by Brian Scott Peskin, BSEE-MIT. In the preface to the Second Revised German Edition of the Lindau Lecture: “The Way To The Prevention Of Cancer” Otto conjectures:

The Way To The prevention Of Cancer

“A list of selected active groups of respiratory enzymes will soon be published, to which we recently added cytohemin and d-amino-Levulinic acid, the precursor of oxygen-transferring hemins. In the meantime commercial vitamin preparations may be used that contain, besides other substances, many active groups of the respiratory enzymes. Most of these may be added to the food. Cytohemin and vitamin B12 may be given subcutaneously.” (A synonym of “active group” is “prosthetic” group of an enzyme.)

He adds later in another address on the “Preface to the First Edition” – the Prevention of Endogenous Cancer at Wiesenhof, August 1966:

“To prevent cancer it is therefore proposed first to keep the speed of the blood stream so high that the venous blood still contains sufficient oxygen; second, to keep high the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood; third to add always to the food, even of healthy people, the active groups of the respiratory enzymes; and to increase the doses of these groups, if a precancerous state has already developed.

If at the same time exogenous carcinogens are excluded rigorously, then most cancers may be prevented today.”

For more on developing a personal strategy for overcoming cancer, read the post entitled Cancer Treatments – The Power Of A Personal Strategy Part One

“These proposals are in no way utopian. On the contrary, they may be realized by everybody, everywhere, at any hour. Unlike the prevention of many other diseases the prevention of cancer requires no government help, and no extra money.”

The following is taken from a revised Lindau lecture: The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer by Otto Warburg, Director, Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany adapted from a lecture delivered by Otto himself at the 1966 annual meeting of Nobelists at Lindau, Germany.

“…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. Oxygen gas, the donor of energy in plants and animals is dethroned in the cancer cells and replaced by an energy yielding reaction of the lowest living forms, namely, a fermentation of glucose.

It is noted that Otto Warburg’s main interests were Chemistry and Physics of Life.

In both fields no scientist has been more successful.

For more information on Otto Warburg’s work, visit Healing Cancer Naturally (cancer cause and prevention)

Otto Warburg concludes his lecture with this:

“Why then does it happen that in spite of all this so little is done towards the prevention of cancer?

The answer has always been that one does not know what cancer or the prime cause of cancer [might] be, and that one cannot prevent something that is not known.”

“But nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause [may] be. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention. That prevention of cancer will come there is no doubt, for man wishes to survive.”

Inhibiting The Application Of Scientific Knowledge?

Warburg goes on: “But how long prevention will be avoided depends on how long the prophets of agnosticism will succeed in inhibiting the application of scientific knowledge in the cancer field. In the meantime, millions of men must die of cancer unnecessarily.”

UPDATE:  The December 2008 Journal of Lipid Research coauthored by Boston College Biology Professor Thomas Seyfried produces new interest among scientists in the work of German physician and biochemist Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel Prize in 1931.

Interestingly, Professor Seyfried says in effect that current explanations of the cause of cancer are deficient, which is why the discoveries of Dr Otto Warburg do not fade away into obscurity, today.

See Professor Thomas Seyfried on You Tube here: