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Got Voltage? The Secret of Cancer’s Hidden Growth Switch… and How to Shut it Down

by Dr. David Minkoff July 25, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

Got Voltage? The Secret of Cancer’s Hidden Growth Switch… and How to Shut it Down

Most people don’t realize this, but there’s a secret growth switch hidden in every single one of your cells.

Turn it on, and the cell will begin to divide. Turn it off and you might just have an emergency brake for cancer.

And the key is electricity. 


The Forgotten Findings of Electric Biology

Back in 1931, a German biochemist by the name of Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize. He discovered that cancer grows without oxygen.

But in his research into cancer respiration, he noticed something rather interesting.

He found that all cells have a voltage, just like a battery. What’s more, he noticed that the cancer cells had a much weaker voltage than healthy cells. 

Almost the polar reverse! He knew there must be a connection, but his investigations continued into respiration and oxygen, leaving his remarkable discovery a mere scientific oddity.


How Medical Obsession with Drugs Buried The Breakthrough

Warburg’s voltage discovery happened just a few short years after the discovery of penicillin –– a wonder-drug at the time. 

Medical research around the world was funneled into the pharmaceutical paradigm, looking for the next miracle cure.

Fringe curiosities like electric biology were soon forgotten. 


An Uncommon Definition: pH = Voltage?

What most people don't realize is that voltage is just another way of saying pH. 

Voltage is a measure of electric potential: the potential for electrons to flow from the minus side to the plus side. 

pH is a measure of the “concentration of hydrogen”.

But what most people miss is that hydrogen (H+) has a positive electric charge. The inverse, (OH-) is a negatively charged ion. 

Negative charge just means it has extra electrons. Anytime electrons flow from one place to another, we call that electricity. And, as mentioned above, the potential for electrons to flow is voltage. 

pH = voltage. 

A normal cell with a pH of 7.4 has a voltage of -25 millivolts. 

This means the insideof the cell has more electrons than outside the cell. Another way of saying the same thing is that the inside of the cell is less acidic than outside the cell. 

Make sense so far? 


Voltage Gatekeeper of Cellular Growth

Where things get reallyinteresting is what happens when the voltage gets weaker –– like Dr. Warburg measured in the cancer cells. 

Researchers around the world have finally turned their investigations back to the electrical properties of biology. And the more they look, the more cellular voltage appears to be an essentialpart of the cell life cycle. 

Anytime a cell divides, it’s voltage becomes weaker. Once the division — called mitosis — is finished, voltage goes back up. [1]

But what happens if voltage goes down by mistake?


The Electric Growth Switch and Cancer

In a massive study at the University of York, researchers looked at voltage in 24 different kinds of cells. 

They found the cells with the lowest voltage grew the fastest.[2]. 

It didn’t matter what kind of cell, the lower the cell’s voltage the faster it grew. In this case, ovarian cancer had the lowest voltage, and it grew faster than stem cells, skin cells, and even faster than a fertilized egg –– the fastest growing healthy cells we know of. 

A different 2013 study at Tufts University showed that low voltage not only predicts cancer, but actuallycreatescancer in healthy cells![3]

Think about that for a second… 

There were NO mutations or DNA damage, no extra toxins… just a small change in cellular voltage transformed regular cells into cancer

Another study by an international group of scientists found that cellular voltage is essential for cancer spreading through the body. 

Cancer CANNOT grow without low voltage. [4] Tumors are voltage-dependent.


Anatomy of a Battery and Why It Matters

Now before we get into what this means for us, let’s think about a battery for a second. 

In a battery, you have one side packed with compounds with lots of extra electrons.

This is the minus side, aka anode. The plus side does not have electrons, this is the cathode. The two sides are separated by a wall. The wall is like a dam, holding back the flow of electrons so we can use it to turn on flashlights. 

The bigger the voltage, the more the electrons want to go from the minus side to the plus side.

Pretty simple, right? 

Now let’s go back to the cell. 


How cells lose voltage

In a cell, the “wall” separating the minus side (inside of the cell) from the positive side (outside the cell) is the cell membrane. 

And, one of the biggest ways we lose cellular voltage is through messing up our cellular membranes. It’s like having a leaky battery.

If the wall separating the + and - is leaky… the battery goes dead. Only in our cells, that can also accidentally trigger uncontrollable cellular growth. 

And what do we call uncontrollable cellular growth? 


And what messes up our cell membranes?

  • Processed foods 
  • Vegetable (canola) oil 
  • Trans fats
  • Heavy Metals
  • Toxic chemicals

See, your cellular membrane is mostly made of fat. Processed food additives looklike fat, but they have a different structure than healthy fats. 

Because they have a different structure, they create different behaviors. 

They change your cellular membrane’s ability to maintain voltage. 

Over time, the cell’s voltage becomes weaker, and with enough time, it could even trigger the growth switch and become cancerous. 


Restoring Cellular Voltage with Diet

So how do we fix this problem? How do we repair our cell membranes and restore cellular voltage? 

The not-so-surprising answer is a healthy diet.

The first step is to remove processed foods and trans fats from your diet. 

You need to have healthy membranes for your cells to hold voltage in the first place and you can't do that if you keep eating the cause the problem: toxic foods.

Once you’ve removed the major offenders from your diet, then you can focus on foods that will pack your cells with more electrons and restore their voltage. 

You can do this by eating delicious, electron-rich foods: Healthy Fats!

Fat is how we store biological energy. It is an extremely condensed form of biological energy.

The kind of fats found in butter, coconut oil, avocados, high quality olive oil, eggs, wild salmon, grass fed beef, and nuts. 

These are of the same foods you will find in the paleo and ketogenic diets. And interestingly, these diets are also associated with remarkable healing outcomes for all kinds of diseases, including cancer. 


Cancer and Diet

Clearly there are many factors that create cancer, but the voltage piece is a critical and completely overlooked one. 

It is the ONE aspect of malignant growth that is 100% necessary for every single type of cancer, no matter where it is in the body, the underlying cause, or what stage it is at.

That also makes cellular voltage an extremely valuable tool in the fight against cancer ––a fight you personally have a 50% chance of fighting in your lifetime. 

And the best part? 

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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, the BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 42-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. Today, Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report.

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