As early as the 1930's a series of brilliant, unrelated researchers understood that cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen to the cells.

According to Dr. Otto Warburg “The growth of cancer cells is initiated by a relative lack of oxygen. Cancer cannot live in an oxygen-rich environment...Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (i.e., oxygen deficient) cell respiration.” Dr. Warburg was twice a Nobel Laureate. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1931 for his research on cellular respiration.

About that same time period, William Frederick Koch, MD, PhD, not only agreed with Warburg, but announced his own discovery of the biochemical pathway to "restarting" the "robust cell oxidation" even after the cancer had progressed.

Dr. Koch had already produced rapid tumor regressions in thousands of cancer patients by 1951. He had created a "smokeless fire" in the fermenting cancer cells with his externally "unsaturated“ chemical called glyoxylide. Glyoxylide produced "robust cellular oxidation“ which oxidized, reduced and removed the disease it encountered.

Separately, Dr. Johanna Budwig (a six-time nominee for the Nobel award)found that the blood of seriously ill cancer patients was always, without exception, deficient in certain important essential ingredients which included substances called phosphatides and lipoproteins. (The blood of a healthy person always contains sufficient quantities of these essential ingredients. However, without these natural ingredients cancer cells grow wild and out of control.) In 1952, she wrote “It is basically proven that highly unsaturated fatty acids are the heretofore undiscovered decisive factor in respiratory enzyme function”.

Highly unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) such as those found in Flax seed and chia oils and marine phytoplankton help stimulate cellular respiration. The body requires special fats that, among other important functions, make it possible for sufficient oxygen to reach the cells via the cellular membranes, which are the key. These special fats are highly oxygen-absorbing. Called essential fatty acids, or EFAs, these special fats must be supplied from outside the body every day, from foods and certain oils, because your body can't manufacture them on its own.

Dr Koch’s glyoxylide, chemically speaking, is simply O-C=C-O; that's simply double bonded carbon with an oxygen atom outside each carbon atom. The "polyunsaturated" linoleic acid has two double carbon bonds close together in the chain-like fatty acid structure. How remarkable that these two very different substances have such striking similarities.

Dr. Warburg went into greater detail in his book “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer”. He wrote: “...the cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements. Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even 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."

So our approach to helping animals to recover from cancer is to follow the precepts of these great thinkers. Our Cancer Recovery Protocol attempts to follow Dr. Warburg’s guidelines for eliminating cancer:

1. Maintain a high level of oxygenation in the venous blood supply. We approach this through oral, rectal or IV oxygen
2. Maintain a high oxygen carrying capacity in the blood. We feed and supplement hemoglobin-building (iron rich) and chlorophyll rich foods. Chlorophyll is identical to hemoglobin, except that it uses manganese instead of iron to hold oxygen in the blood.
3. Add the active groups of the respiratory enzymes from linoleic and linolenic acids through our custom Essential Fatty Acid treats
4. Rigorously exclude toxins (carcinogens) from the diet and lifestyle. All carcinogens impair respiration directly or indirectly by deranging capillary circulation. So we feed only the finest organic feeds and supplements available along with excellent well water and the purest herbs. We use detoxifying agents such as liquid zeolite and blue green algae to carry toxins out of the body and stimulate elimination through photopuncture, acupressure and massage therapies.

We believe that by reversing the conditions that cause the cells of the body to switch to fermentation instead of "breathing" oxygen - the body can heal itself. Our goal for the animals here at the ranch is to help that to happen. Clean air, food and water - oxygen therapy and keeping the body balanced - helping the cells to "Breathe".

Author's Bio: 

Kay Aubrey-Chimene, RMT is a BioNutritional Consultant, Lecturer, Clinician, Author, Freelance writer, horsewoman, alternative therapist. She is the owner and director of Grand Adventures Ranch - Holistic Animal Cancer Recovery Center