|Worldwide studies have established that the cancer
rate increases with the decreased magnesium content
of water and of soil.
On May 19, 1931, Dr Schrumpf-Pierron presented
a paper entiltled “On the Cause of the Rarity of
Cancer in Egypt”. In it he concluded:
“(1) Cancer for Egypt is about one-tenth that of
Europe and America.
(2) In Egypt, cancer is less frequent in country
fellahin than in the Egyptians who live in the towns
and who have adopted Europeanized dietary habits.
(3) The degree of malignancy of Egyptian cancers
is less than that of European cancers. They develop
less quickly, and have less of a tendency to invade
(4) The type of cancer which is the most frequent
in all the countries rich in cancer is cancer of
the digestive, tract, which represents 40 to 50
percent of all cancers. In the case of Egyptians,
this type of cancer is remarkably rare; in the country
fellahin, practically nonexistent”.
He concluded that the prevalence of potassium in
the soils of European countries and their diets
and not enough magnesium leads to an increased risk
of cancer. In Egypt, both the soil and diet is rich
in magnesium, and for this reason he saw it as the
main factor in the very low cancer rate among Egyptians.
“An intoxication of potash - an excess of potash
poisons - can “kill” the soil where the food is
grown. It poisons the plants, then man. Besides,
several other authorities have already accused potash
of producing cancer. Theis and Benedikt, as will
as Mentrier, have already stated that the higher
amount of potash in cancerous tissue, which is a
radioactive body, would cause the multiplication
of cancerous cells”.