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Acid base theory

A lot has been written in recent years about the importance of the acid base balance, also with reference to cancer. However, when we finally have to explain why for cancer patients, the pH value of the blood increases while it decreases in the interstitial tissue, even the most basic logical explanation patterns are missing (the pH increases in the blood because the chlorine from NAC1 is intercellularly bound on proteins and the basis sodium forms alkaline salts).

I would like to introduce you to the work of Erich Rouka, who treated people who were ill with cancer for many years and theorized about the cause of cancer. In 1970 Rouka described how the increasing glycolysis (decomposition of sugar to lactic acid), for cells that were subjected to stress via an inflammation impulse, contributes to normal cells becoming cancer cells. He was able to demonstrate that it was precisely this major acid production that keeps cancer cells alive, and at the same time damages the healthy cells.

As opposed to a “healthy inflammation” where there is pus formation, the protein fragments decompose only into larger proteins, like albumoses, peptones, or peptides, which then serve as components for new cancer cells. Moreover new inflammation stimuli, and naturally pains, as well occur through enervation (nerve cell stimulation) of the adjacent tissue. Rouka bases his hypotheses on work from Borst or Warburg, who at the beginning of the last century determined that embryonic cells have a major anaerobic phase, and the surface of the cells shows acidification similar to cancer cells. This situation only changes by growing into the blood areas of the placenta. The infiltrative (growing into a different tissue) type of growth however was only possible though acidification of the cell surface. Naturally this knowledge also confirms statements of many researchers, who again and again point out that all of our cells have stored anaerobic survival systems in the genes.

With cancer the issue of cell division rates always plays a role. Today we know that the pH value in the serum increases with age and in a parallel manner the cell division rate decreases. In many studies researchers have been able to determine that with increased cell division, an increased glycolysis and a decreasing pH value are also present. Researchers only need to put cells in cultures under pH value 7.4 and the cells will quickly start to divide. From this we can conclude that the increased glycolysis and the decreasing pH value are a consequence and not the cause. Also instructive here is the fact that cancer cells do not have a greater cell increase in a familiar milieu. However if the cells are given a piece of muscle tissue, then the division rate increases massively and the cells infiltrate into the muscle tissue just as in the human body, because the muscle tissue supplies them with the necessary nutrients. By the way in this case growth runs parallel to lactic acid production.

However Rouka also brings the current mutation theory into harmony with the previously described facts. First he describes the fact that cells have an astonishing ability to adapt themselves to changed situations (in this regard see also the Cousmine theory). This is important because practitioners today refer to non-differentiated cells and under the microscope pathologists identify these cells as cancer. According to Rouka however these are nothing more than cells, which due to certain conditions, (toxins, radiation, parasites, pathogens, aging processes etc.) have adapted to the changed environment.

It is known that our DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) so-to-speak determines the type of cell via collaboration with messenger RNS (Ribonucleic acids), the recombinant RNA, and the ribosomes. But the DNA is by no means a rigid non-changing structure, rather it constantly obtains information via the recombinant mechanisms of the RNA. Thus adapted inherited material occurs via enzymatic processes, or in other words, the inherited material has adopted the increased acidification as a new characteristic of the cell. This in turn means that this mutation of the cell naturally also allows a new messenger RNA to occur. At the beginning of this process a new cell generation occurs with an ever-increasing acidification (e.g. as with leukemia cells) finally producing a cell with a significantly greater capacity for acidification = the cancer cell.

Naturally at this point a vicious cycle also occurs, since the cancer cells not only trigger an increased rate of division, but rather they also allow the connective tissue to become ever thicker, so that fewer and fewer oxygen molecules and vital substances penetrate. In addition, the body sends white blood cells to the occurrence location, these white blood cells also consume oxygen, where there was already an insufficient supply. Naturally from this perspective increasing the immune cells, regardless of the compounds through which this is accomplished, is extremely questionable. Today we must assume (as we can also see under the microscope) that with cancer cells adaptation processes have also taken place in the genes, as this is the only way to explain why cancer cells survive the

extreme acidifications. Studies by the researcher Werth, who blocked the formation of cytochromoxidase-c with malachite green (cytochromoxidase-c is an enzyme that is important for oxygen utilization and which is referred to again and again by Dr. Budwig and Dr. Seeger in all their work) also speak for this. She was able to demonstrate that when laboratory animals were given malachite green over several generations, the inherited material took on a lessened production of cytochromoxidase-c as a new characteristic.

The researcher Strong has also made contributions in this area. He injected 1 mg of methylcholanthrenes into animals for 60 days, and he did it over 21 generations. Thereafter one group of offspring were separated and these were not given any more methylcholanthrene. Of 797 animals, 528 developed spontaneous tumors (in the control group the number was three animals). The reduced utilization of oxygen also resulted in many tumors, i.e. Strong was able to prove which mutations lead to cancer, and that such mutations are adaptations to changed situations, in this case, a toxin.

I find Roukas statements and also his conclusions (nutrition and detoxification) very coherent. Particularly as his theories are substantiated in daily work with cancer patients, and they explain much of what seems so incomprehensible to lay people. Also impressive is the combination of the mitochondria theory and the mutation theory, which are not mutually exclusive, according to Rouka.


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Erich Rouka’s approach to therapy:

Detoxification, extreme deacidiciation, nutrition.

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