ost bacteria thrive in slightly acid conditions. Slightly alkaline blood keeps bacteria from multiplying because it absorbs oxygen better. Oxygen hastens the breakdown of pathogenic bacteria, since most harmful bacteria are anaerobic (cannot tolerate oxygen.

The aerobic cycle is one of oxidation/reduction based on available oxygen in the bloodstream. When blood becomes acidic, less oxygen is absorbed. Cells need oxygen to metabolize food and convert it to energy. If cells do not get enough oxygen, they can no longer function normally – aerobically.

Alkaline blood absorbs oxygen in sufficient quantities to oxidize food, convert it to energy and neutralize acidic waste products, a normal aspect of food metabolism. Body cells switch to anaerobic energy production when they can no longer derive enough oxygen from blood cells.

Blood cells normally attach oxygen to hemoglobin contained in the red blood cells and carry it to all the cells of the body, where it is transferred through the cell walls. The cells then use the oxygen to break down food molecules, and release their stored energy as ATP (adenosene-tri-phosphate). ATP is stored in the Golgi bodies of the mitochondria until it is needed by the cells for their activities. In anaerobic metabolism, a different cycle takes place. Cells normally function in relation to other cells in a manner that supports the organism as a whole. Supplied with balanced nourishment, cells function normally. Given abnormal nourishment, cells grow abnormally. Cancer is a symptom or expression of abnormal cellular metabolism. Abnormal cell growth is called cancer.

Acidic blood cannot absorb oxygen readily. Slight blood alkalinity is critical. Even a slightly acidic system can cause serious problems. After a while, chronically acidic people deprive their systems of adequate oxygen and the aerobic cycle switches to the anaerobic cycle, creating deadly by-products. Instead of the normal waste product of aerobic oxidation, CO2 (carbon dioxide), ketones, aldehydes, and alcohol are produced. Some of these are toxic substances used in paint thinners. After some time, exposure to these toxic by-products of the anaerobic cycle stresses the immune system, making one susceptible to colds, flu, chronic fatigue symptoms and eventually, abnormal cell growth (cancer).