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Lack of oxygen causes cancer

Updated on August 21, 2011

" Deprive a cell of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous." This saying was once said by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg.


There are three main part where earths oxygen comes from. 99.5% of our oxygen comes from silicate minerals and oxide minerals from the crust and mantle which is a part of the lithosphere of the earth. But however only 0.01% of that oxygen has been released in to the biosphere. The atmosphere 0.36% the air that we breath every second of the day from on the earths surface and holds millions of plants and trees, animals and microorganisms.

Deforestation! This process takes away oxygen from the biosphere by destroying plants and animals all around the world!! It is the removal of large amounts of standing and living trees to make room for industrial or farming use.Forest and wetlands all over the world are destroyed everyday.

Before foresting around the Mississippi River there were about 24 million acres of trees and plants which helped create the little bit of oxygen that we receive from the crust and mantel. Now there are only 4 million acres!

Local town loses over 300 hundred trees so fuel line workers could see the gas lines that the company had put into the ground.

That is just a little bit compared to what is destroyed every year. It is estimated that we lose 50,000 species every year which breaks down to about 137 plant, animal and insects species everyday because of deforestation.

There are approximately 3000 plants from the rain forest that are used actively against cancer cells. 70% of these plants are found in the rain forest. We need 25% of these ingredients from these plants for cancer fighting drugs used in patients.

The Amazon produces more than 20% the whole worlds oxygen! The Amazon is considered "The lungs of our planet."

"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception" - Dr. Otto Warburg

The main ingredient in the formation of cancer is the decrease of oxygen on cellular level. And when sugar content goes up oxygen levels go down!



Eating and drinking properly also helps keep cells healthy. All cells needs oxygen and nutrients to metabolize and maintain life. The waste from these metabolism must be flushed out of the cells and that is what we need water for. We need so much water each day or the cells start to die in their own waste. On average about 3.0 liters a day for men, 2.2 liters a day for women, 2.4 liters for pregnant women and 3 liters a day for women who are breastfeeding.


We get the most oxygen and nutrients out of food by eating fresh vegetables and fruits! Food loses its oxygen and nutrients during cooking. Cooked animals have the lowest oxygen levels of all food.


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      Angela Dale 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Well that is also true in a way if you already have the cancer and get surgery than it makes it spread faster. But if there was enough oxygen in your cells to began with than you wont get cancer.

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      Sondra Rochelle 5 years ago from USA

      This is very interesting because I've always heard just the opposite...that once oxygen hits a cancer cell it grows like crazy! Thanks for the info.

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      TheEllios 6 years ago from The Inland Empire

      I dig the way you layout your hubs. It makes it more pleasing to the eye. This hub is super informative. The deforestation section is a nice read.

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      vidhimayur 6 years ago

      very informative hub!! And liked your comment about not living without love, air is essential!!