Cancer is characterized by proliferation of abnormal cells which multiply out of control, destroying healthy tissue and endangering life. This unchecked "cancerous" growth spreads throughout the body, interfering with the ability of cells, organs, and other structures to perform their normal functions.

Below is a collection of cancer information excerpts from various internet sources detailing the life and death of cancer cells.

—— Cancer
—— Cesium Chloride and Cancer
—— Cesium Chemical Structure
—— High pH Therapy and Cancer
—— Keith Brewer
—— Otto Warburg
—— H.E. Sartori
—— Potassium, Germanium, Rubidium
—— The American Cancer Society and Cesium
—— pH Paper
—— High pH Therapy for Pets
—— Resources

—— Articles
—— David W. Gregg, Ph.D. Health Notes

Cancer begins when a cell reproduces for no obvious reason and is not receptive to the normal signal to stop reproducing. These abnormal cancer cells multiply out of control and this unchecked growth spreads through the body, interfering with the ability of cells, organs, and other structures to perform their normal functions.

There are many forms of cancer that affect the human body. Sarcoma cancers affect the blood vessels, bone, fat, muscle and other connective tissues. Carcinoma cancers affect the tissue that covers internal organs. Leukemia cancer grows in blood-forming tissue. Lymphoma cancer starts in the cells of the immune system and then can spread to other parts of the body.

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Cesium is a rare, naturally occurring element of alkali metal, similar in chemical structure to lithium, sodium, and potassium. Cesium chloride is a salt form of this element. Cesium chloride is most commonly associated with High pH Therapy and cancer, due to the work of Keith Brewer, Otto Warburg, and H.E.Sartori, among others. They found that cancer cells thrive in an anaerobic (low oxygen) environment with low pH values, and that raising the cell pH makes it hard for cancer cells to survive. Cesium, being one of the most alkaline elements, has a high pH value and is also readily taken up by cancer cells, thus raising their pH to a level at which they can no longer survive.

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Cesium chloride crystallizes in a cubic lattice, consisting of Cs+ cations and Cl- anions. The ionic radius of the cesium ion is 1.88 angstroms and that of the chloride ion is 1.67 angstroms. The cation is the larger ion, and the ratio of radii for the anion and cation is r-/r+ = 1.67/1.88 = 0.888.

Atomic Symbol: Cs
Atomic weight: 132.90543
Atomic number: 55
Electron configuration: 2-8-18-18-8-1
Oxidation states: +1
State of matter: solid
Light metal
Discovered in 1860 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff
Boils at 671 °C, melts at 28.5 °C
Notes: Cesium was the first element to be discovered spectroscopically. It is a silvery-white metal that is extremely reactive and becomes a liquid in a warm room. Cesium causes explosive reaction when dropped in water. Cesium atomic clocks have been built.

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The cells of the body can only live within a certain pH range or they will die. When we eat or drink, we affect our body's pH values. When we take in something acidic, or of low pH (low oxygen) values, the body either has to pull alkaline minerals from within itself to neutralize the acid, or store the acid somewhere in the tissue. If you drink an acidic soda at pH 2.5, it takes 32 glasses of water at pH 10 to neutralize the acid. And, as one's pH drops, the cells' oxygen levels also drop, and its ability to function properly and heal itself diminishes drastically. The pH number is an exponent number of 10; therefore, a small difference in pH translates to a big difference in the number of oxygen or OH- ions. A difference of 1 in a pH value means ten times the difference in the number of OH- ions, a difference of 2 means one hundred times the difference in the number of OH- ions. In other words, blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.30.

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The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 representing an acidic (low oxygen) condition and above 7 representing an alkaline, or oxygenated, condition. When cesium is taken up by cancer cells, it raises the pH, or oxygen content, of the cell. The cells that die are absorbed and eliminated by the body. Cesium has been used to raise the pH of the body as an alternative or complementary cancer treatment or therapy for breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, stomach cancer, cervical cancer, brain cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, bone cancer, throat cancer, thyroid cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, cancers of the bladder and gallbladder, metastatic melanoma, and cancers in animals including feline, canine, and equine cancer. Keith Brewer, Otto Warburg, and H.E.Sartori all contributed to the concept of high pH therapy.

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Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. Potassium, rubidium, and especially cesium are most efficiently taken up by cancer cells. Glucose can still enter the cell, but oxygen cannot. The cell thus becomes anaerobic. In the absence of oxygen, the glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. The cell pH then drops to 7 and finally down to 6.5. cesium, rubidium and potassium, all having high pH values, are able to enter cells inthis state and raise their pH.

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Excerpts from "The High pH Therapy for Cancer Tests on Mice and Humans"

Steps Leading to the Formation of Cancer Cells:
1. Glucose can still enter the cell, but oxygen cannot. The cell thus becomes anaerobic.
2. In the absence of oxygen, the glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. The cell pH then drops to 7 and finally down to 6.5.
3. In the acid medium the DNA loses its positive and negative radical sequence. In addition, the amino acids entering the cell are changed. As a consequence, the RNA is changed and the cell completely loses its control mechanism. Chromosomal aberrations may occur.
4. In the acid medium the various cell enzymes are completely changed into very toxic compounds. These toxins kill the cells in the main body of the tumor mass. A tumor therefore consists of a thin layer of rapidly growing cells surrounding the dead mass. The acid toxins leak out from the tumor mass and poison the host. They thus give rise to the pains generally associated with cancer.

Mass spectrographic and isotope studies have shown that potassium, rubidium, and especially cesium are most efficiently taken up by cancer cells. This uptake was enhanced by Vitamins A and C as well as salts of zinc and selenium. The quantity of cesium taken up was sufficient to raise the cell to the 8 pH range, where cell mitosis ceases and the life of the cell is short. Tests on mice fed cesium and rubidium showed marked shrinkage in the tumor masses within 2 weeks. In addition, the mice showed none of the side effects of cancer. Tests have been carried out on over 30 humans. In each case the tumor masses disappeared. Also all pains and effects associated with cancer disappeared within 12 to 36 hours. The more chemotherapy and morphine the patient had taken, the longer the withdrawal period. Studies of the food intake in areas where the incidences of cancer are very low showed that it met the requirements for the high pH therapy.

Cesium, rubidium and potassium cations (positively charged ions) are all strong electron receptors which can be attracted into the membrane because of the negative potential gradient which exists across all living membranes. Elements below potassium in the Electromotive Series, like calcium, are only taken up sparingly, if at all, by cancer cells. Therefore potassium, which transports glucose, can readily enter cancer cells, but Calcium, which transports oxygen, cannot. Warburg pointed out this anearobic state of cancer cells in 1925. In the normal cell the glucose, upon entering the cell, reacts with the oxygen in the cell and is burned to carbon dioxide and water with the liberation of heat. This heat in turn is absorbed on the membrane surface and raises it to an energized state which permits it to attach more Ca++ ions. Thus it will be seen that the amount of oxygen entering the cell is determined by oxidation within the cell, primarily that of glucose. This action is responsible for the pH control mechanism of the cell which maintains a value near 7.35.

The ready uptake of cesium and rubidium by the cancer cells lead the writer to the High pH therapy. This consists of feeding the patient close to 6 g of Cesium Chloride or Rubidium Chloride per day . It is sufficient however to give rise to the pH in the cancer cells, bringing them up in a few days to the 8 or above where the life of the cell is short. In addition, the presence of Cesium and Rubidium salts in the body fluids neutralizes the acid toxins leaking out of the tumor mass and renders them nontoxic.

In tests on mice, tumors implanted where significantly smaller at the end of the test in mice fed Rubidium than the controls. In addition, the test animals were showing none of the adverse effects of having cancer. Similar experiments with cesium chloride had similar successful results. Many tests on humans have been carried out by H. Nieper in Hannover, Germany and by H. Sartori in Washington, DC. It has been observed that all pains associated with cancer disappear within 12 to 24 hours. In these tests 2 gram doses of Cesium Chloride were administered three times per day after eating. In most cases 5 to 10 grams of Vitamin C and 100,000 units of Vitamin A, along with 50 to 100 mg of zinc, were also administered. Both Nieper and Sartori were also administering nitrilosides in the form of laetrile. There are good reasons to believe that the laetrile may be more effective than the vitamins in enhancing the pickup of cesium by the cells. In addition to the loss of pains, the physical results are a rapid shrinkage of the tumor masses. The material comprising the tumors is secreted as uric acid in the urine; the uric acid content of the urine increases many fold. About 50% of the patients were pronounced terminal, and were not able to work. Of these, a majority have gone back to work. Two side effects have been observed in some of the patients. These are first nausea, and the second diarrhea. Both depend upon the general condition of the digestive tract.

There are a number of areas where the incidences of cancer are very low. At the 1978 Stockholm Conference on Food and Cancer it was concluded that there is definitely a connection between the two.

The Hopi Indians of Arizona have a very low incidence of cancer: 1 in 1000 as compared to 1 in 4 for the USA as a whole. Analysis of their diet shows that it meets the requirements for the high pH therapy. Hopi food is very high in potassium and exceptionally high in rubidium. Since the soil is volcanic it must also be very rich in cesium.

Some 20 years ago the incidence of cancer among the Pueblo Indians was the same as that for the Hopi Indians, but they have adopted a modern American diet and now have the same cancer rate as the rest of the US. Supermarket foods is essentially lacking rubidium and cesium and low in potassium.

Cancer is virtually unknow among the Hunza of North Pakistan and their diet also meets the requirements of the High pH therapy. They are essentially vegetarians, and are great fruit eaters, eating ordinarily 40 apricots per day; they always eat the kernels, either directly or as a meal. They drink at least 4 liters of mineral spring waters which abound in the area and has been found to be very rich in cesium. Since the soil is volcanic in nature, it must be concluded that it will be rich in Cesium and Rubidium, as well as Potassium.

The Indians of Central America and on the highland of Peru and Equador also have very low incidences of cancer. The soil in these areas is volcanic with fruit in the area very high in rubidium and cesium. Cases have been reliably reported where people with advance inoperable cancer have gone to live with these Indians, and found that all tumor masses disappear within a very few months. Clearly the food there meets the high pH requirements.

Cesium and Rubidium salts, when present in the adjacent fluids, the pH of cancer cells will rise to the point where the life of the cell is short, and that they will also neutralize the acid toxins formed in the tumor mass and render them nontoxic.

In later writing, Dr. Brewer wrote: "The goal of the high pH therapy is the transport of large quantities of Cs+ Rb+ and glucose-free K+ across the membranes of cancer cells. During high pH therapy, Dr. H. Nieper, M.D., observed a loss of potassium which should be replaced." Two booklets discussing Dr. Brewer's final theories about cesium are available from the Brewer Science Library: "High pH Cancer Therapy with Cesium," and "Cancer Its Nature and a Proposed Treatment," both by A. Keith Brewer, Ph.D.

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Excerpts from The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer
Dr. Otto Warburg lecture delivered to Nobel Laureates on June 30, 1966 at Lindau, Lake Constance, Germany

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 is 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 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 the energy yielding reaction of the lowest living forms, namely the fermentation of sugar.

In every case, during the cancer development, the oxygen respiration always falls, fermentation appears, and the highly differentiated cells are transformed into fermenting anaerobes, which have lost all their body functions and retain only the now useless property of growth and replication. Thus, when respiration disappears, life does not disappear, but the meaning of life disappears, and what remains are growing machines that destroy the body in which they grow.

All carcinogens impair respiration directly or indirectly by deranging capillary circulation, a statement that is proven by the fact that no cancer cell exists without exhibiting impaired respiration. Of course, respiration cannot be repaired if it is impaired at the same time by a carcinogen.

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 much of the endogenous cancer may be prevented today.

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 not much money.

Many experts agree that one could prevent about 80% of all cancers in man, if one could keep away the known carcinogens from the normal body cells. But how can the remaining 20%, the so-called spontaneous cancers, be prevented? It is indisputable that all cancer could be prevented if the respiration of body cells were kept intact.

Nobody today can say that one does not know what the prime cause of cancer is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse for avoiding measures for prevention. That the prevention of cancer will come there is no doubt. 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 and women must die of cancer unnecessarily.

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For his discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme, the Nobel Prize was awarded to Otto Warburg in 1931. This discovery opened up new ways in the fields of cellular metabolism and cellular respiration. He showed, among other things, that cancerous cells can live and develop, even in the absence of oxygen.

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Otto Warburg, won his first Nobel Prize in 1931 for his discovery of the oxygen transferring enzyme of cell respiration and his second Nobel Prize in 1944 for his discovery of the hydrogen transferring enzyme. His discoveries are follows: "But, even for cancer, there is only one primary cause. Summarized in a few words, the cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. Because no cancer cell exists, the respiration of which is intact, it cannot be disputed that cancer could be prevented if the respiration of the body cells would be kept intact."

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Dr. Otto Warburg received the Nobel prize in 1931 for the discovery that unlike all other cells in the human body, cancer cells do not breathe oxygen. Cancer cells are anaerobic, which means that they derive their energy without needing oxygen. It turns out that cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. One appealing line of treatment therefore is to increase the body's levels of oxygen. At first this seems in contrast the the fact that active oxygen molecules (free radicals) are what cause cancer and degeneration in the first place. The evidence is good however that oxygen helps.

EWOT is a clumsy acronym for Exercise With Oxygen Therapy and means doing light exercise, such as on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, while breathing pure oxygen. EWOT produces the benefits of hydrogen peroxide therapy and you can do it at home.

Alternative clinics and hospitals will use acid-neutralizing minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium to correct acid/alkaline imbalances in the body. Acid conditions expel oxygen from the body, while healthy alkaline conditions encourage oxygen to be absorbed.

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Excepts from "Cesium Therapy in Cancer Patients"

Treatment was performed on 50 patients during the last three years at Life Sciences Universal Medical Clinics in Rockville MD and in Washington D.C. All patients were terminal subjects with generalized metastatic disease. Forty-seven of the 50 patients studies had received maximal modalities of treatment, i.e., surgery, radiation, and various chemotherapy, before metabolic Cesium-treatment was initiated. Three patients were comatose and 14 of the patients were considered terminal due to previous treatments outcome and cancer complications.

The Cesium-treatment was given in conjunction of other supportive compounds under diet control in addition to the utilization of specific compounds to produce adequate circulation and oxygenation. According to individual cases Cesium Chloride was given at daily dosages of 6 to 9 grams in 3 equally divided doses, with vitamin A-emulsion (100,000 to 300,000 U), vitamin C (4 to 30 grams), zinc (80 to 100 mg) selenium (600 to 1,200 mcg) and amygdalin (1,500 mg) in addition to other supplementations according to the specific needs of the patient. The diet consisted mainly of whole grains, vegetables, linolenic acid rich oils (linseed, walnut, soy, wheat germ) and other supplemental food. To increase efficiency of the treatment and improve the circulation and oxygenation, the patients received the chelating agent EDTA, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and also a combination of vitamin K and Mg salts.

The 50 cancer patients studied over 3 years had generalized metastatic disease, except for 3 patients. Initial death occurrences for the initial 2 week treatment was in the same order and magnitude of these recorded for the 12 month period. The percent of survival of breast, colon, prostate, pancreas, and lung cancer accounted to approximately, 50% recovery which was higher than that noted for liver cancer and the lymphoma patients treated. An overall 50% recovery from cancer by the Cesium-therapy was determined in the 50 patients treated. Data from the autopsy made indicated the absence of tumors in patient dying within 14 days of the Cesium-treatment. One of the most striking effects of the treatment was the disappearance of pain in all patients within 1 to 3 days after initiation of the Cesium-therapy.  

These studies were performed under my direction, initiated in April, 1981. Twenty-eight patients were initially treated with Cesium Chloride between April, 1981 to October, 1982. They were subjected to various cancer therapies, e.g., surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and were considered terminal cases with metastatic disease except for 3 patients who were not previously treated. Three patients were comatose at the time of the Cesium treatment. Thirteen patients died within less than 2 weeks of treatment. Each patient showed a reduction in tumor mass by the Cesium-treatment. Of the breast cancer patients, the most impressive effect was seen on a female patient who was comatose at the beginning of the Cesium-treatment and was considered a terminal case. The Cesium-therapy, with other ingredients used, was immediately instituted by nasogastric route because there was no cooperation from the patient. The daily Cesium Chloride dose given amounted to 30 grams, 10 grams given 3 times daily. The patient was able to leave after 5 days of treatment. However the patient's fall on the floor resulted in complications, i.e., fracture of the neck, and death. The autopsy revealed that the cancer metastasis had essentially eaten away her hip bone causing this tragic accident. The autopsy performed also showed the presence of very little cancer tissue.

The next most frequent cancer treated was of unknown primary. Treatment of 8 cases showed a death rate of 2 within 14 days of treatment and an additional 2 deaths within 12 months while 4 of the patients are still living. In one case, an autopsy was made in a patient after one week of Cesium-treatment and showed a complete disappearance of the cancer. There were 7 cases of colon cancer patients who were treated with Cesium Chloride. Two of these patients died within 14 days, one of the patients had previous massive chemotherapy, and little time was available to restore her metabolic condition. The previous existing infiltration of the abdominal wall disappeared. However, no consent was given for an autopsy.

In one lymphoma case the patient displayed an unusually large abdomen which was hard and he weighed approximately 250 pounds. The massively enlarged abdomen began to decline in volume, i.e., a loss of approximately 120 pounds of body weight was noted after 3 months of the Cesium- therapy. The spleen which was originally maximally enlarged and reaching into the pelvis was reduced to almost normal size. The liver position was down to about the level of the umbilicus and was also reduced to normal size in 3 months. The patient is still living after 3 years after his discharge. Unfortunately, there is no follow-up on this patient and he is being maintained on chemotherapy.

The results presented demonstrate the rate of efficacy of Cesium Chloride in cancer therapy. The total 50 cancer cases studied show an impressive 50% survival rate. This confirms the work of Messiha reported in these proceedings showing that the higher the dose it is, the more effective it seems to be. The autopsy obtained from the patient whose death was attributed to traumatic fracture of the neck, indicated that cancer had been initially further advanced resulting in bone destruction. However, the absence of cancer after the massive Cesium Chloride dose used in this case is demonstrable of the Cesium-therapy. It appears that both dosage, i.e., as much as 30 grams/day and route of drug administration, i.e., nasogastric pathway, might have contributed to the patients rapid recovery. It should be noted, however, that Cesium Chloride dose regimens should no exceed 20 to 40 grams due to side effects, mainly nausea, and diarrhea. The authors personal experience with Cesium Chloride after an acute dose of 40 prams Cesium Chloride indicate that extensive nausea and parethesia around the mouth are the major side effects. This is probably due to K depletion. The usual dose used in the clinic ranges from 2 to 3 grams given by mouth 3 times daily. At a later time, at which time there is no indication of cancer presence, the Cesium Chloride dosage will be reduced to a preventative dose between .5 and 1 gram a day.

The lymphoma case presented shows that Cesium Chloride efficiently reduced massive enlargements of spleen and liver as well as maximal ascites, causing an abdominal configuration of a tight, hard hemisphere, to almost normalize after 3 months of therapy. This period of time was required to eliminate such a massive volume resulting in the reduction of the body weight noted.

The clinical efficacy of Cesium Chloride high pH metabolic therapy is best demonstrated by a recent case of primary liver cancer (not included in the 50 cases reported in this study). The patient was a 39 year old female teacher who was terminal. She was brought on a stretcher on April 25, 1984 with a large liver tumor extending approximately 3 cm below the umbilical level. The treatment was then immediately instituted. This consisted of administration of Cesium Chloride, Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Zn, Se, Mn, Cr, and K salts by the oral route in addition to a concomitant massive IV doses of ascorbate, K, Mg, Zn, Cn, Mn, Cr salts, B complex vitamins, folic acid, DMSO and heparin. After 5 consecutive treatment regimens EDTA was introduced to the therapy and the minerals present in the solution were discontinued. On May 10, 1984, the patient was discharged, returned home walking without assistance and displaying a smile on her face. The liver tumor had shrunk to 5 cm above the umbilicus. The determination of alphafetoprotein (AFP), a specific marker for liver cancer, rare embronal cancer and teratomas, decreased from the unusually high value of 39,000 units, compared to normal levels of 13 units, measured before initiation of Cesium-therapy, to 5000 units obtained on the last day of treatment.

The mechanism of action of Cesium in cancer has been little studied. That both Cs+ and Rb+ can specifically enter the cancer cells and embryonic cells but not normal adult cells has been demonstrated by Brewer. The cancer cells contain high amounts of hydrogen ions rendering them acidic and they also contain high Na+ levels than found in normal cells. If Cs+ or Rb+ can enter the cancer cells then the pH increases from as low as 5.5 to over pH 7.0. At a pH of 7.6 the cancer cell division will stop, at a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 the lifespan of it is considerably shortened (only hours). In one case, the author has observed the shrinkage of metastases of breast cancer after one hour of Cesium-treatment. Two days later wrinkles of the skin appeared where the tumor was present. In another case of a colon cancer with massive metastasis, of massive infiltration of the abdominal wall, liver and other tissues, seemed to have been reduced within 24 hours and continuing rapidly until the demise of the patient on the 14th day of the Cesium-treatment.

The uric acid levels measured at the onset of treatment was approximately 3.5 units which was increased to over 20 units, suggesting massive breakdowns of DNA, which produces the uric acid output. Therefore, destruction of nuclear acids, as reflected by a significant rise in the uric acid, may be used as a predictive measurement for treatment outcome. The failure of uric acid elevation may be indicative of lack of destruction of cancer cells. This has proven to be a very consistent finding in our clinic.

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Mass spectrographic and isotope studies have shown that potassium, rubidium, and especially cesium are most efficiently taken up by cancer cells.

Rubidium is an alkaline trace mineral related with cesium and potassium chemically. In cancer cells, only water, sugar, potassium, cesium and rubidium are able to enter the cells, therefore rubidium is one on the minerals used in high pH therapy. In studies with mice, rubidium has helped decrease tumor growth.

Germanium improves oxygen flow to tissues, boosting circulation, which improves stamina and endurance. It also has antioxidant properties.

Potassium is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses that provide smooth coordinated muscle movement. Potassium also helps widen the blood vessels during exercise, thereby increasing blood flow to help carry away heat, and it is used to convert blood glucose to glycogen.

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Potassium, rubidium, and especially cesium are most efficiently taken up by cancer cells. Glucose can still enter the cell, but oxygen cannot. The cell thus becomes anaerobic. In the absence of oxygen, the glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. The cell pH then drops to 7 and finally down to 6.5. cesium, rubidium and potassium, all having high pH values, are able to enter cells inthis state and raise their pH.

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Subject: Cesium Chloride
Other common name(s): High pH Therapy
Scientific/medical name(s): CsCl

Radioactive cesium (cesium-137) is used in certain types of radiation therapy for cancer patients. However, there is no scientific evidence that non-radioactive cesium chloride supplements have any effect on tumors, and there have been some side effects reported.

How Is It Promoted For Use?
Cesium can be absorbed by all cells, probably due to its similarity in chemical structure to potassium. Proponents claim the intracellular pH of tumor cells is usually very low (acidic) compared to normal cells, and that cesium chloride supplements increase the pH level of tumor cells back to a normal level, which may be detrimental to the cancer's growth. Since cesium chloride is claimed to work by raising the pH of the tumor cells, its use in therapy has been called "high pH therapy." There is no scientific evidence to support this theory.

What Does It Involve?
Cesium chloride supplements are available in pill form. Proponents suggest a dosage of 1-6 g/day. In a single case report describing the effect of short-term oral administration of cesium chloride in a healthy individual, 3 g of cesium chloride, dissolved in fluid, was taken after the morning and evening meals.

What Is The History Behind It?
Interest in cesium therapy began when scientists observed that certain regions of the world with low rates of certain cancers had a high concentration of alkali metals in the soil. As early as the 1920s, some researchers suggested cesium might be effective as an anti-tumor agent. However, further research in the 1930s suggested cesium had no effect on cancer cell growth. The use of cesium chloride for high pH therapy was first advanced in the 1980s.

What Is The Evidence?
There is no evidence that the intracellular pH of a cancer cell is any different than a normal cell, or that raising the pH of a malignant cell will lead to its death. Because of this, the underlining principle behind high pH therapy has not been proven. Although it was observed that certain areas with low rates of cancers had a high concentration of alkali metals in the soil, a direct benefit of dietary cesium in the protection from cancer has not been demonstrated.

Studies conducted in several experimental tumor models in the 1980s found that the administration of cesium or cesium chloride lead to reductions in tumor growth and mortality in certain tumor-bearing mice such as those with sarcoma or breast cancer. In laboratory animals, chronic ingestion of cesium caused blood and neuromuscular effects, and even death. Animal and laboratory studies may show a substance has toxic effects, but further studies are necessary to determine if the results apply to humans. More research is needed to determine the benefit of cesium, if any, for people with cancer.

Are There Any Possible Problems or Complications?
Cesium chloride is not considered toxic. However, the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known. Consuming large amounts of cesium could result in nausea and diarrhea. Based on results of animal studies, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid taking cesium chloride supplements. Relying on this type of treatment alone, and avoiding conventional medical care, may have serious health consequences.

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Test your saliva's pH to determine if it is alkaline or acidic. An acidic body provides an atmosphere that cancer and other diseases can grow and thrive in. A reading of 7 is neutral. Numbers below 7 are acidic, and numbers above 7 are alkaline.

The pH ("parts of hydrogen") balance in the body is one of the most pertinent factors affecting the health of the body. The ideal pH of the body is indicated when the urine is 6.6 and the saliva is 7.4. These two pH's in the body, one intra cellular, the other extra cellular, must be kept in the proper range for the polarities of the body to be in the proper position for optimum electrical impulses. In other words, nitrogen and oxygen are at the ideal balance. Both pH values need to stay as far away from each other as possible. If both pH values meet, death occurs.

Healthy cells are aerobic, or oxygen breathing, and have a high pH (alkaline). Anaerobic cells are nitrogen breathing, cancerous cells, and they always have a very low pH (acidic). Therefore, having an alkaline body may help to prevent cancer. In addition, alkaline elements help break down fat in the body.

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High pH Therapy using cesium chloride, along with a RAW FOOD diet and other supportive supplements, is beneficial for pets with cancer. One positive result is a cat who had an inoperable spinal cord tumor which had paralyzed her. After changing her diet and using the high PH therapy, feeling in her legs returned and she began to walk again.


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Cancer and Cesium Links

Many links to articles on Cancer, Cesium and other therapies.

Alternative Cancer Research

Many articles by R. Webster Kehr, chairman of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.

Defeating Cancer-Related Fatigue

The Single Cause of All Forms of Cancer

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