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Ingesting baking soda DOES NOT cure cancer.
First of all keep in mind that when you ingest baking soda it simply
gets neutralized b the stomach acid, and the stomach acid is dangerously
neutralized also in the process.
In addition, ingesting baking soda can not only increase the risk of
cancer, but also promote existing cancers by inhibiting methylation. I
explained this before in more detail in this old post:
The whole cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment is BOGUS!!!!!
Cancer forms in an alkaline environment all the time. What people are
confusing is the fact that in the later stages of cancer the immediate
area around the tumor becomes acidic. Therefore, some people have
mistook this to mean that cancer thrives in an acidic environment.
Alkalinity drives cancer cell growth and malignant transformation:
Role of the Intracellular pH in the Metabolic Switch Between Oxidative
Phosphorylaiton and Aerobic Glycolysis-Relavance to Cancer. Cancer
Na+/H+ exchanger-dependent intracellular alkalinization is an early
event in malignant transformation and plays an essential role in the
development of subsequent transformation-associated phenotypes. FASEBJ
Tumorigenic 3T3 cells maintain an alkaline intracellular pH under
physiological conditions. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1990 October; 87(19):
31P NMR analysis of intracellular pH of Swiss Mouse 3T3 cells: effects
of extracellular Na+ and K+ and mitogenic stimulation. J Membr Biol
Extracellular Na+ and initiation of DNA synthesis: role of intracellular
pH and K+. J Cell Biol 1984 Mar;98(3):1082-9
Keep in mind that the blood is kept in an alkaline state except in very
rare circumstances. Yet cancer cells form in this alkaline state. Even
tissues that are normally acidic, such as the stomach and colon have a
higher risk of cancer when they become too alkaline.
When the cancer cells start to grow they produce hydrogen ions (protons)
just as healthy cells do as part of their energy production, which
involves both glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation also as with
healthy cells. The highly alkaline internal pH of cancer cells though
increases the use of glycolysis over oxidative phosphorylation in cancer
The protons do generate acidity so they are removed or buffered by the
body. The body can only do so much though to keep up. In the early
stages of the cancer the body can keep up with the export of the acidic
protons from both healthy cells and malignant cells maintaining the
normally alkaline tissues in an alkaline state. As the tumor continues
to grow though there comes a tipping point where the higher metabolic
rate of the tumor produces more protons than the body can remove or
buffer and the LOCALIZED area around the tumor becomes acidic as the
tumor cells rapidly export the protons out to maintain the internal
alkalinity they need to survive and thrive. If the proton pumps of
cancer cells are blocked the cancer cells become acidic killing them:
Vacuolar H(+)-ATPase in Cancer Cells: Structure and Function. Atlas of
Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology Sept. 2011
Vacuolar H+-ATPase in human breast cancer cells with distinct metastatic
potential: distribution and functional activity. Am J Physiol Cell
Physiol 286: C1443–C1452, 2004
Targeting vacuolar H+-ATPases as a new strategy against cancer. Cancer
Res 2007 Nov 15;67(22):10627-30
Vacuolar H(+)-ATPase signaling pathway in cancer. Curr Protein Pept Sci
Another very common myth is that cancer cells secrete lactic acid.
Cancer cells secrete non-acidic lactate, not lactic acid. These ARE NOT
the same thing even though the two terms get used interchangeably all
the time, even by researchers who should know better:
Tumor metabolism of lactate: the influence and therapeutic potential for
MCT and CD147 regulation. Future Oncol 2010 Jan;6(1):127-48
Enzymes involved in L-lactate metabolism in humans. Mitochondrion 2013
Sep 9. pii: S1567-7249(13)00244-4
Tumor metabolism: cancer cells give and take lactate. J Clin Invest 2008
Mitochondrial fission induces glycolytic reprogramming in
cancer-associated myofibroblasts, driving stromal lactate production,
and early tumor growth. Oncotarget 2012 Aug;3(8):798-810
Therefore, the localized acidity around malignant tumors IS NOT from the
secretion of lactic acid, but rather the rapid export of protons by the
cancer cells to maintain their internal alkalinity.
There have been studies where attempts to alkalize cancer cells to kill
them has been tried.
Attempts to alkalize with cesium chloride showed that the cesium
chloride DID NOT kill cancer cells. To the contrary cesium chloride was
found to not only cause cancer being a mutagen, but also to promote the
growth of existing cancers. Cesium chloride was also found to increase
the risk of death from heart issues and could cause liver damage. The
whole concept of using cesium chloride stems from very faulty studies by
one doctor who used more than one therapy on cancer patients then
attributed the survival of the few that did survive to cesium chloride
while ignoring the other therapies. And the myth that parts of the world
where cesium levels are high in the soil and water have lower cancer
rates. I checked the cancer rates in those areas they claim were low and
found the cancer rates were normal to extraordinarily high compared to
other parts of the world.
Alkalizing with lithium chloride showed no effect on cancer cells.
Alkalizing by the ingestion of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) showed
no killing of cancer cells, but did inhibit metastases by reducing the
localized acidity needed for the body’s proteolytic enzymes to allow
The problem with this though is that the study only looked at the short
term effects of baking soda ingestion. To generate an alkaline effect at
all the stomach acid and other buffers need to be overwhelmed. One role
of stomach acid is to prevent infection by ingested pathogens, which
include those that cause cancer. Another role is the absorption of
nutrients, which include those required for a process known as
methylation. Methylation is involved in about 4,000 reactions in the
body. Among these are immune function, hormone balance and DNA repair.
Therefore, neutralizing the stomach acid by ingesting baking soda
actually increases not only the development of cancer but also cancer
growth by decreasing methylation in the body.
Many people will refer to the quack Simoncini who claims cancer is a
fungus and who also claims Aspergillus and Candida are the same thing.
That is all another story though. Simoncini has had some luck though
injecting concentrated baking soda solutions directly in to tumors.
People are assuming this is helping because of alkalizing, although
alkalizing has NOTHING to do with it. In fact, the reaction of the
baking soda with the acidity around the tumor will just form another
acid called carbonic acid. The reason this can work is because the
concentrated solution is causing such as strong osmotic shift on the
cells that it will kill cancer cells as well as healthy cells. This is
the same principle as destroying varicose veins, which are still normal
cells, by injecting a concentrated saline solution in to them.
As for diet helping, the answer is yes. But not from alkalizing since
diet DOES NOT alkalize the body. Healthy foods are rich in immune
stimulating nutrients such as ascorbic acid and pantothenic acid, as
well as antioxidants and antivirals (the vast majority of cancers are
viral in origin) such as tannic acid, chlorogenic acid, etc.
Inflammation is also a key factor in cancer and healthy foods can
contain anti-inflammatories such as omega 3 fatty acids and salicylic
acid. Notice what all these compounds have in common?
Fibers in these foods help with detox and are fermented by the flora
that account for most of our immune system in to beneficial acids such
as lactic acid, acetic acid and other fatty acids.
Speaking of acids I would love to see any of these people promoting the
cancer loves acid and low oxygen levels explain how that works since
alkalinity DECREASES oxygen levels. Acidity is needed to release oxygen
from hemoglobin and to maintain circulation. People die from severe
alkalosis due to the above reasons and due to the fact that severe
alkalosis induces severe spasm contractions of the lungs preventing the
person from breathing. So how do they explain their paradox that cancer
cells thrive in low oxygen that would be induced by alkalinity but also
supposedly thrive in acidity, which increases cancer cell oxygen levels?
Speaking of which the cancer loves low oxygen levels is also a major
Cancer cells are highly reliant on oxygen for survival and growth.
Cancer cells die in the absence of oxygen stimulating a process known as
angiogenesis to increase oxygen levels to surviving cancer cells
spurring their growth:
Reliance of cancer cells on oxygen:
Oxygen Consumption Can Regulate the Growth of Tumors, a New Perspective
on the Warburg Effect. PLoS One 2009 Sep 15;4(9):e7033
Choosing between glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation: a tumor’s
dilemma? Biochim Biophys Acta 2011 Jun;1807(6):552-61
Comparison of Metabolic Pathways between Cancer Cells and Stromal Cells
in Colorectal Carcinomas: a Metabolic Survival Role for Tumor-Associated
Stroma. Cancer Res January 15, 2006 66;632
Akt Stimulates Aerobic Glycolysis in Cancer Cells. Cancer Res June 1,
2004 64; 3892
That cancer growth is inhibited by low oxygen levels an die in the
absence of oxygen:
Oxygen consumption can regulate the growth of tumors, a new perspective
on the Warburg effect. PLoS One 2009 Sep 15;4(9):e7033
Anoxia is necessary for tumor cell toxicity caused by a low-oxygen
environment. Cancer Res 2005 Apr 15;65(8):3171-8
Relationship between oxygen and glucose consumption by transplanted
tumors in vivo. Cancer Res 1967 Jun;27(6):1041-52
Death of cancer cells by lack of oxygen and angiogenesis stimulation to
increase the growth rate of tumors by increasing oxygen levels to the
Computational models of VEGF-associated angiogenic processes in cancer.
Math Med Biol 2012 Mar;29(1):85-94
Blood Flow, Oxygen Consumption, and Tissue Oxygenation of Human Breast
Cancer Xenografts in Nude Rats. Cancer Res 47, 3496-3503, July 1,1987
A Mathematical Model for the Diffusion of Tumour Angiogenesis Factor
into the Surrounding Host. Tissue Math Med Biol (1991) 8 (3): 191-220
The History of Tumour Angiogenesis as a Therapeutic Target. University
of Toronto Medical Journal Vol 87, No 1 (2009)
In fact, cancer cells have a higher affinity for oxygen than healthy
cells due to their reliance on oxygen:
Utilization of Oxygen by Transplanted Tumors in Vivo. Cancer Res 1967;27:10
Growth-related changes of oxygen consumption rates of tumor cells grown in vitro and
in vivo. J Cell Physiol 1989 Jan;138(1):183-91
I cover the use of herbs and touch on diet in this write up:http://www.medcapsules.com/info/Cancer.htm
But with any cancer especially metastasized and aggressive cancers my first choice will always be ozone therapy:http://medcapsules.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=89http://medcapsules.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=6804&pid=9900&mode=threaded
You can also run a search on the word “ozone” on the MedCapsules site for more research on ozone.