New research shows us why liver health is so vital to preventing cancer.
Lithocholic acid (LCA), naturally produced in the liver during digestion, has been seriously underestimated. A study published in the journal Oncotarget shows that LCA can kill several types of cancer cells, such as those found in some brain tumors and breast cancer.
The research team, led by Concordia University, included scientists from McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady Davis Institute in Montreal as well as the University of Saskatchewan. Previous research from this same team showed LCA extends the lifespan of aging yeast. This time, the team found LCA to be very selective in killing cancer cells while leaving normal cells unscathed.
“LCA doesn’t just kill individual cancer cells. It could also prevent the entire tumor from growing,” says senior author Vladimir Titorenko, a professor in the Department of Biology and Concordia University Research Chair in Genomics, Cell Biology and Aging.
What’s more, LCA prevents tumors from releasing substances that cause neighboring cancer cells to grow and proliferate. Titorenko says LCA is the only compound that targets cancer cells, which could translate into tumor-halting power.
“This is important for preventing cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body,” he says, noting that unlike other anti-aging compounds, LCA stops cancer cell growth yet lets normal cells continue to grow.
Liver health is key according to Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI)
Aside from the brain, no organ in the human body has more responsibility for overall health than the liver. Liver health is vital to total body health because every other organ or tissue in the body depends on the liver to produce the vital basic building blocks needed by those organs and tissues to maintain optimum levels of health and function. In order for the liver to provide for the rest of the body’s systems, it has to be at its optimum function itself. Therefore, in order for LCA to be produced at the proper amounts during digestion, the liver must be functioning at its best.
Dr. Carey Reams discovered that there are three primary ingredients the liver must have available to properly perform all of its life dependent functions — water, oxygen and calcium. The liver is like a three-legged stool in its dependence on water, oxygen and calcium. If any one of these three items are deficient during the digestive process, the liver is unable then to fully maintain its vital support of the rest of the electrochemical needs of the human body, including the production of such enzymes as LCA. In other words, even if there is a sufficient supply of oxygen and calcium to the liver, a deficiency of water will interfere with the liver being able to use the available oxygen and calcium. Each item is like one leg of a three-legged stool. Even if one leg is missing, whether that item is either water, oxygen or calcium, the stool (liver) is unable to stand on its own.
Water needs are determined according to the weight. In other words, take your weight and divide by 2 and then call that amount ounces. For example, if a person weighed 160 pounds they would need 160 ÷ 2 = 80, or 80 ounces of water throughout their waking hours of the day. The best way to drink the 80 ounces is in increments of 4 ounces every half hour over about 10-12 hours of the day beginning at about 7-8 in the morning. If this example were to consume only 3 ounces every half hour, they would have to extend their water drinking for more hours of the day in order to get their needed ounces according to their weight. Though the liver functions 24 hours a day, its peak times of function are during the waking hours. This is why it is best to hydrate the liver with small amounts of water on hour and half-hour increments. By the way, the best water to be drinking is the purest and wettest water, which is steam distilled water. Since the minerals in water cannot be easily utilized by the body, steam distilled is ideal.
Oxygen needs are determined and regulated according to the carbohydrate number part of the RBTI urine and saliva test. The more the urine carbohydrate can be maintained between 1.0 and 2.0 brix on the refractometer, the better the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. The better the oxygen of the blood the better the brain and liver oxygen needs are being supplied.
As a nutrient mineral, calcium is required by the liver and the body more than any other mineral. Additionally, women, during child bearing years, need seven times greater quantity of calcium than men.
Calcium needs are revealed according to the urine pH part of the RBTI urine and saliva test. Reams classified nutritional calciums needed to feed the liver into two reaction groups. One, those that caused an acid (“cationic”) reaction in the digestion. Two, those that caused an alkaline (“anionic”) reaction in the digestion. In the acid reacting group there are: phosphate and sulfate calciums. In the alkaline reacting group there are: oxide, hydroxide and carbonate calciums, as well as tricalciums and dolomitic calciums.
The ideal urine and saliva pH is 6.40 as long as the rest of the RBTI test numbers are perfect as well. However, when the urine pH moves below 6.20 this would be an early indication that the liver was showing a true calcium deficiency needing calciums from the alkaline (“anionic”) group to help correct. On the other hand, when the urine pH begins to move above 6.60, this would then be the early sign that the body and the liver are experiencing an excess calcium issue, which is needing calciums from the acidic (“cationic”) group to help correct and lower the pH, while reducing the overall excess calcium condition.
The liver is unique because it is the only organ in the body that can fully regenerate itself even if 70-75% is lost. The liver is the largest gland in the human body. It makes up about 2.5% of body’s total weight. On average it can weigh from 3 to 3.5 pounds for a man and about 2.5 pounds for a women. In general, the liver performs more than 500 different functions, participating in the regulation of glucose (sugar) in the blood, accumulating nutrients—minerals (like calcium), vitamins, iron, glycogen, producing bile to help break down fats—and producing the anticancer substance Lithocholic acid.
Additionally, a primary function of the liver is as a cleansing filter. The liver has a vital ability to neutralize toxic byproducts of various metabolic reactions as well as destroying and removing harmful bacteria and their byproducts. In case of poisoning, drug overdoses and poor nutrition, the liver takes the main load in dealing with these issues as well. The liver rarely makes itself felt in the beginning of dis-ease. Usually the liver’s health has already been seriously compromised before symptoms are experienced.
RBTI is all about liver health being the key addressing the cause of any dis-ease. RBTI is about tailor making a diet according to the RBTI test result numbers to properly feed and care for the liver allowing the liver to feed and care for its manager—you!
Thanks for considering another RBTI Perspective.
Dr. A. F. Beddoe, D.D.S.