The Metabolism Of Tumours By Otto Heinrich Warburg

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In The Metabolism of Tumours, Warburg demonstrated that cancer cells are characterized by 2 conditions: acidosis (high acidity) and hypoxia (lack of oxygen):
“Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other. All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception. Deprive a cell of 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours, and it may become cancerous.” Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg
In 1924, Otto Warburg proved that cancer cells generate energy through the anaerobic breakdown of glucose in a process known as fermentation - or anaerobic respiration - in contrast to normal cells that generate energy through the oxidative breakdown of nutrients.
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Cancer has to be viewed through multiple lenses. What’s known is that cancer thrives on glucose (sugar), uses it for fermentation, and can’t survive in the presence of oxygen. What cancer patients have to understand is that nothing will cure cancer unless the underlying causes are addressed. However, the underlying causes are multi-layered and multi-faceted. The cures become obvious when you understand the nature of the multiple causes.
“There are prime and secondary causes of diseases. For example, 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 ‘the 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. Almost anything can cause cancer. But - even for cancer - there’s only one prime cause. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen (oxidation of sugar) in normal body cells by the fermentation of sugar.” Dr. Otto Warburg
Wouldn’t you know, the establishment didn’t want to accept Warburg’s theory, even when he proved it and was acknowledged with a Nobel Prize. Warburg was vexed by this and
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Fortunately, this can be done without knowing what life really is.
Imagine two engines, the one being driven by complete combustion and the other by incomplete combustion of coal. A man who knows nothing at all about engines, their structure, and their purpose, may discover the difference. He may, for example, smell it . . .”
In other words, when coal combustion is incomplete, a sulfur smell is detectable. When glucose combustion is incomplete, lactate is detected within the cells. Warburg knew that respiration was damaged or insufficient in cancer cells by detecting the byproduct, lactate. This doesn’t require a complete investigation into the origins of life itself.
“It is my opinion that many cancer researchers, through their propensity to focus on gene mutations and mechanisms of action, have made the quest for cancer management far more complicated then it actually is. We have turned the cancer problem into an exercise in cybernetics with no clear solutions. Is it necessary to fully elucidate the minutia of all cancer mechanisms before adapting therapies that exploit the Warburg theory for cancer

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