In 1932, a great scientist by the name of Dr. Otto Warburg received the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the cause of cancer.
In regard to Dr. Otto Warburg's cancer research back in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's - there is this paragraph in regard to lactic acid production and cancerous cells which have an acidic pH.
The crux of his (Dr. Otto Warburg) Nobel thesis was that malignant tumors frequently exhibit an increase in anaerobic glycolysis -- a process whereby glucose is used as a fuel by cancer cells with lactic acid as an anaerobic by-product -- compared to normal tissues. The large amount of lactic acid produced by this fermentation of glucose from cancerous cells is then transported to the liver.
This conversion of glucose to lactate generates a lower, more acidic pH in cancerous tissues as well as overall physical fatigue from lactic acid buildup. Thus, larger tumors tend to exhibit a more acidic pH.
The above information on the cause of cancerous tissue is important to understand because of the recent developments as follows:
First, many of you know Shelley and I operate an organic avocado and grapefruit ranch where we have been doing research and developing many new products for health and wellness, using avocados. We recently released several of these products, under our new label, "pHorever Young", including:
1) A liquid avocado extract of glutathone which has many health and wellness benefits.
2) An avocado/aloe shampoo and conditioner for all hair types and has been helpful in reversing hair loss.
3) An avocado base children's alkaline fruit and vegetable supplement.
4) An avocado base skin moisturizer, and
5) An avocado base alkalizing body cleanser.
Second, it is no coincidence that our Ranch is called Ranch Avorado after one of Shelley's characters in her children's book, Doc Broc and the Stone Hinge Cave Adventure, starring Doc Broc and the Avorado Kid.
She also has an incredible new recipe book, called "Back to the House of Health, 2" with incredible recipes using avocados.
Third, an important research development in regard to the glucose controlling properties of Avocado's by inhibiting glucokinase responsible for glycolysis that in turn retards and reduces tumor growth.
And fourth, limiting sugar consumption is not the only line of defense for preventing and reversing cancerous tissue. In fact, a botanical extract of glutathione from the avocado plant is showing promise as a new cancer adjunct. When a purified avocado extract was added to a number of tumor cell lines tested in vitro by researchers in the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University in Britain, they found it inhibited tumor cell glucose uptake by 25 to 75 percent, and it inhibited the enzyme glucokinase responsible for glycolysis. It also inhibited the growth rate of the cultured tumor cell lines.
The same researchers gave lab animals a 1.7 mg/g body weight dose of the glutathione extract for five days; it reduced tumors by 65 to 79 percent. Based on these studies, there is good reason to believe that avocados and the glutathione extract could help cancer patients by limiting glucose to the tumor cells.
So, drink an Avorado Kid Green Shake everyday or an Avorado Kid Green Popsicle -- just two of Shelley's incredible inventions.
You can also find avocado reciepes in our latest books from AOL Time Warner, "The pH Miracle for Type I and Type II Diabetes" and "The pH Miracle for Weight Loss."