Another alternative/holistic cure…Baking Soda!?

On the subject of alternative cures, I have come across yet another holistic/natural treatment that is said to be a more effective and safer treatment than chemotherapy for not just breast cancer, but any form of cancer for that matter. The unlikely candidate is baking soda, otherwise known as bicarbonate of soda. Even the most aggressive cancers and cancer that has metastasized has been shown to be reversed or halted in it’s tracks by baking soda treatments.

A few years ago, Dr. Mark Pagel from the University of Arizona received a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Health to study the true effectiveness of baking soda on cancer cells. The result of those studies showed that dietary measures that boost bicarbonate levels in the body can increase the pH of acidic tumors without upsetting the pH of the blood and healthy tissues. Animal models of human breast cancer show that oral sodium bicarbonate  does indeed make tumors more alkaline and inhibits metastasis.  Based on these studies, plus the fact that baking soda is safe and well tolerated, world renowned doctors such as Dr. Julian Whitaker have adopted successful cancer treatment protocols as part of an overall nutritional and immune program for patients who are dealing with the disease. This consists of 12g (about 2 rounded teaspoons) of baking soda mixed in 2 cups of water, along with a low-calorie sweetener of your choice. This can be sipped slowly over an hour or two and should be repeated at least three times a day.

One man claims he has found a cure for, and successfully treated his own cancer by combining baking soda with molasses.

When taken orally with water, especially water that is high in magnesium, and also taken transdermally by bathing in it, baking soda can become a first-line treatment in cancer; it can even be used to treat the common cold.

Dr. Robert J. Gillies and his colleagues have already demonstrated that pre-treatment of mice with baking soda  results in the alkalinisation of the area around tumors. The same researchers reported  that bicarbonate increases tumor pH and also inhibits spontaneous metastasis in mice with breast cancer.Baking soda image

After doing much research for my own breast cancer books, one of the most important aspects that stood out for me was the fact that the inner pH and hormonal balance of our bodies is vitally important, and that if one of those systems’ balance is compromised, immunity is directly affected and in turn, puts us more at risk of developing chronic diseases as well as cancer over the long term.

Hydrogen ions are known to tie up oxygen molecules. This means that the more acid a liquid is, the less available the oxygen in it. Every cell in our bodies requires oxygen for life and to maintain optimal health. Cancer cells have been shown to thrive in cells that have low oxygen levels. The higher our oxygen levels, the greater difficulty the cancer cells have of thriving and spreading. All of this depends on getting the pH balance in our bodies right. The theory is akin to a lake full of fish. If acid rain had to hit the lake, all the fish would die, because highly acidic molecules bind up all the available oxygen. When malignant cells develop, they generate a compound called lactic acid as well as pyruvic acid. Under normal circumstances the body would be able to metabolize these acids quite efficiently, however if the balance is tipped and cancer does develop, these acid compounds gather in the immediate surroundings of the tumor/s due the tumor’s high metabolic rate.

So there we have it.  Another interesting theory to ponder on and if you ask me, trying this one out in moderation can’t hurt…it can only benefit. On that note, I think I’ll go and raid the kitchen cupboards now.

Published on July 9 2015 – in overall Health – by Get Holistic Health.

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