Over the last decade, Dr. Ralph Moss, at the University of Arizona has been researching the use of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) as a potential treatment for cancerous conditions. (1)
At the same time Robert J. Gillies and his colleagues have demonstrated that pre-treatment of mice with sodium bicarbonate results in the alkalinization of the area around tumors. (Raghunand 2003)
Using sodium bicarbonate in the treatment of a cancerous condition has been found to "enhance the anti-tumor activity" of other anticancer drugs. The alkalizing effects are very similar to the recently published research of injecting O2 directly into tumors where such direct administration of oxygen also facilitated the action of chemotherapy.
This year the same researchers reported that sodium bicarbonate increases tumor pH (i.e., making it more alkaline) and also inhibiting spontaneous metastases (Robey 2009). They also showed that oral sodium bicarbonate increased the pH of tumors and also reduced the formation of spontaneous metastases in mice with breast cancer. Oral administration of sodium bicarbonate also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement.
Both Dr. Moss as well as Dr. Simoncini, an oncologist from Rome, Italy, found it striking that the oral administration of bicarbonate was able to reduce the spontaneous formation of metastases in mice with breast cancer. Dr. Moss stated, "This is impressive work that needs to go forward." Sodium bicarbonate has been used for decades in chemotherapy, but until the last few years, baking soda has received little attention. Now, in great part due to the work, clinical research and reporting of Dr. Moss, Dr. Simoncini and Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of the pH Miracle Living Center and founder of the New Biology(R), there are over 50,000 web sites with information on this subject.
There is little dispute that cancer is an ACIDIC condition which can be measured in terms of tumor pH. During many years of previous clinical research preceding Dr. Moss and Dr. Simoncini, Dr. Robert O. Young, the world's leading nutritional microbiologist and live and dried blood microscopist, had long reported that cancerous tissues are significantly more acidic than normal tissues. Dr. Young also reported that manipulation of pH with oral and/or intravenous sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate can help to restore healthy tissue and reverse cancerous conditions.
It is amazing to note the lack of follow-up research by the medical and pharmaceutical industry over the last 80 years in view of the fact that in 1932, Dr. Warburg received a Nobel prize for discovering the cause of cancer. He determined that cancerous cells and tissues were acidic and also low in oxygen. According to Dr. Young, "When alkalinity increases the supply of hydroxyl ions or oxygen to the cancerous tissue, the increase in hydroxyl ions or oxygen combines with the excessive hydrogen ions in and around the cancerous cells or tissues creating water and neutralizing the acid which was the original cause of the cellular or tissue breakdown. Simply put, dietary and/or metabolic acid is the cause of all cancerous cells and tissues." In view of this astounding, demonstrable and easily verifiable information, it is incredible that America loses more than 500,000 lives to cancer each year and cancer costs continue to exceed a quarter trillion dollar annual industry.
Sodium bicarbonate is the universal mainstream treatment of acidosis. It is used every day by oncologists to neutralize the heavy acidic nature of their chemical and chemotherapeutic agents which are offten quite toxic. Sodium bicarbonate is also used routinely in many clinical situations as herein noted including many peer--reviewed journals:
1) Severe diabetic ketoacidosis (2)
2) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (3)
3) Pregnancy (4)
4) Hemodialysis (5)
5) Peritoneal dialysis (6)
6) Pharmacological toxicosis (7)
7) Hepatopathy (8)
8) Vascular surgery operations (9)
Medics and emergency room medical doctors are accustomed to participating in a flurry of activity when trying to save a persons live after a cardiac arrest--inserting IVs and breathing tubes, performing defibrillation to restart the heart, etc. Sodium bicarbonate is a constant performer under such conditions and is more commonly used than magnesium injections, which is traditionally at the top of every doctor's protocol for cardiac arrest.
Mainstream oncologists recognize the routine involvement of late stage infections which Dr. Young refers to as outfections in all cancerous conditions. Medical savants also recognize that bacteria, yeast and mold is present in over forty percent of all cancerous conditions. (10) The most recent research in this area demonstrates how even viruses, which Dr. Young describes as crystallized acid, is present in fifty percent of certain types of cancerous conditions. (11)
Dr. Robert O. Young has written or co-authored over 15 books in over 18 different languages on the subject of acid having given rise to biological transformation of cells or the birth of bacteria, yeast and mold in all dis-ease or so-called disease and cellular or tissue conditions. This would also include late stage outfections which are the result of an over-acidification of the internal environment.
According to Dr. Young, there is a simple definition of cancer - ACID. Anyone who has seen a cancerous tissue will admit that cancer is a rot that is breaking down the body and that will destroy it if left unchecked. When the body is rotting, when its cells and tissues are demonstrating dire distress, when certain colonies of cells become acidic and rotten and change their type of metabolism from respiration to fermentation, when dietary and metabolic acids are not properly removed through the four channels of elimination, including urination, respiration, defecation and perspiration, then you will have a certain over-acidic condition that will eventually take shape depending on where the acid is deposited. Dietary and/or metabolic acid which are not properly eliminated are generally deposited in the colloidal connective and fatty tissues. The body deposits acids into the tissue in order to preserve the delicate pH balance of the blood at 7.365. This is why there is such an increase in breast, brain and prostate cancers.
Dr. Young's position has been clearly stated for more than two decades. "No matter what one observes or describes as cancer, no matter what atypical physical manifestation one might claim, no matter what nuance one might observe in the formation and prolifereation of cancerous cells, it should be obvious by now that all the names and various kinds of cancerous conditions are essentially the same. It is clear that in any type of rotting cells or tissue, the bacteria, yeast and mold are a result of those rotting cells and tissue and NOT THE CAUSE!
Dr. Young also states, "bacteria, yeast/fungi, and mold are not the cause of a cancerous condition but are the result and the evidence of cells and tissues biologically transforming from a healthy state and to a unhealthy state." Dr. Young astutely observed that, "over-acidification of the body leads to the development of chronic yeast and fungal outfections and ultimately a cancerous condition of the cells and tissues."
Fundamentally, cancer is a relatively simple over-acidic condition of the blood and then tissues that leads to an oxygen deficiency dis-ease. The use of sodium bicarbonate increases hydroxyl ions or oxygen that buffers dietary and/or metabolic acids preventing the rotting or fermentation of cells and tissues and thus prevents and/or reverses a cancerous condition.
One is not likely to fall into a cancerous condition if one's blood and tissues are in the perfect alkaline state of 7.365. To achieve this perfect alkaline state, free from all sickness and dis-esase, one must have alkaline nutritional sufficiency including full alkaline hydration, ingestion of liberal amounts of green foods rich in chlorophyll to build healthy blood and tissues, and plenty of healthy alkalizing sun exposure. Then, add plenty of restful sleep, alkalizing exercise, relaxed conflict-free existence and a pristine alkaline environment (something that no longer exists in most areas of the world). One must also include freedom from dental amalgam, antibiotics, steroids/hormones, recreational drugs and vaccines in order to achieve extraordinary health and a cancerous free existence.
Candidly, all of this health and medical information is clearly omnipresent, and cancer has become such an onerous, frightening, disasterous, and economic monstrosity in our world today, that a brief discussion of the decades of duplicitous and compounding human error may be at least somewhat instructive.
Cancer is easy to define because it defines modern man. Humanity is in deep acidic trouble with its cancerous condition for the simple reason that we are in deep acidic trouble with ourselves, our relationships, and our civilization.
There are no real medical precedents to draw upon when it comes to the use of sodium bicarbonate; it is an obvious panacea. Its broad usefulness is so clear and self-evident that virtually no research has sought to point out the obvious nor attempt to expand upons its potentially unlimited value. Sodium bicarbonate is simply and clearly that useful, safe and effective for ALL sickness and dis-ease. It is a given.
But it now appears that much of the ongoing medical debate over its use has more to do with human confusion, medical group-think, financially driven myopia, and illogical thought processes than anything having to do with observable phenomenon or simple reality. That is what sociologists, observers, and various investigators appear to be discovering and increasingly reporting in the public debate over the issue of universal health care.
People often work backwards from a firm conclusion to find supporting facts, rather than letting evidence inform and direct their views. A totally rational person would first lay out and then evaluate objectively the pros and cons of sodium bicarbonate and its use in a cancerous protocol. But even the best professionals become attached to their own self-serving beliefs and self-protective egos. We humans often form emotional attachments that become wrapped up in our image, reputation, personal identity and connecting beliefs about medicine and health. This attachment often unfolds irrespective of the facts of the matter. This pervasive, gut-level attachment then renders our personal theories and subjective beliefs all that more potent and meaningful in our minds than simple, pragmatic evidence and answers.
Thus, this same human condition renders many, scientists and non-scientists alike, as vulnerable to a phenomenon of tightly grasping various beliefs, even in the face of scientific evidence to the contrary. It then becomes an enormous challenge including a test of personal courage and self-confidence to be able to reevaluate one's own world views and medical belief system. Yet, in order to be of service to humanity, practitioners must be able to effect such a process of repositioning, even if we must reverse our own previously held thoughts, beliefs, statements, writings, and positions.
Some of the greatest changes throughout history have occurred as a result of the efforts of a single individual or very small groups. Humanity depends on very few medical and science leaders to offer the latest and the best information. Individual egos do get in the way, and some scientists, medical doctors, university professors, and health politicians are known for their substantial egos and scientific airs.
Regardless of what one's ego says, the scope of dietary and metabolic acids and the comprehensiveness of the problems they usher into the world are vastly important in science, medicine, health and prevention. Sadly, it will one day be understood, in retrospect, that it was the affectively damaged, intellectually deficient, or characteroloically irresponsible practitioners who will have totally ignored the importance of acids as the cause of ALL sickness and dis-ease. As German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer reminded us, "There are three steps in the reveleation of any Truth. In the first, it is ridiculed; in the second, resisted, in the third, it is considered self evident." Eventually, only those practitioners with their proverbial head-in-the-sand will have ignored the reality of sodium bicarbonate's powerful action and how it dramatically reestablishes the intracellular alkaline environment and its miraculous efficacy wherein conditions are over-acidic and causing sickness and dis-ease.
The action of sodium bicarbonate is, for all intents and purpose, instant and effective in preventing and reversing a cancerous condition for many victims. Most cancer sufferers are able to reverse their cancerous condition in 12 to 16 weeks, although, depending on previous treatment and certain constitutional or bodily variables, some reversals may take up to 9 months. In the end, even the most effective sodium bicarbonate application is not as powerful, and therefore not a healthy alternative or substitute, as Dr. Young's pH Miracle alkaline diet including pure, hydroxyl, ion-rich alkaline water.
Sodium bicarbonate--that simple white stuff called baking soda--can be purchased in any supermarket in the world and is a world class anti-bacterial and anti-fungal with no known negative side-effects. If one needs to "punch in the face" a late stage outfection of any kind, simply use sodium bicarbonate. If a person wants to eliminate bacteria, yeast or mold colonies in the blood or tissues, baking soda should be a number one choice. Dr. Young explains, "sodium bicarbonate can be used like a fire extinguisher spraying the tissues with alkalinity and preventing or reversing latent tissue acidosis. It can be used orally and/or transdermally to reach all parts of the body through systemic effect via the blood."
Medical researchers such as Dr. Tullio Simoncini and Dr. Robert O. Young have identified the alkaline substances uniquely able to penetrate the volumetric acidic cancerous tissues, such as sodium bicarbonate, magnesium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate and calcium bicarbonate. These elements are manufactured in the body to prevent acidic build-up and to maintain the alkaline design of the body. When the body is perfectly balanced and slightly alkaline, we are healthy, strong and happy.
Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium bicarbonate, when used in conjunction with other equally safe substances, can form the basis for a natural chemotherapy, which has proven to be greatly more effective then significantly more toxic and acidic interventions. Most people are all too aware of the horrors that await those who travel down the road of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. The question becomes: Why travel down these pits to bodily suffering and devastation when safer, vastly more affordable, natural, and highly effective answers like sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium bicarbonate are so readily available?
Special Note: Dr. Young suggests using a combination of four powerful cell salts of sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium bicarbonate which are available under the name of pHour Salts.
Special Recommendation: Dr. Young also suggests sodium and potassium bicarbonate use for anyone undergoing cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to protect their kidneys. The incidence of medical imaging has soared over the last few years across all types of tests. Doctors have long known that exposure to contrast agents can cause damage in seemingly healthy kidneys. The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology warns that kidney damage or injury can arise after undergoing certain common medical imaging procedures and poses a serious health threat.
A meta-analysis of 17 randomised controlled trials has shown that pre-procedural treatment with sodium bicarbonate-based hydration is the best strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). 12
Many medical imaging techniques, including cardiac angiography and CT scans, often involve the use of contrast agents, substances that contain iopamidol, iodixanol and barium with their own toxic downside. Dr. Solomon found that 31 percent of research subjects experienced negative health effects after imaging test. Overall, 13 percent of patients experienced a major event, such as death, stroke, heart attack, or end-stage renal disease. Those who developed contrast-induced kidney injuries had twice as many long-term negative health effects as compared with patients who did not suffer kidney damage. No doubt much of this harm can be avoided if sodium bicarbonate is used appropriately.
1. Ralph Moss is an independent journalistic researcher who has been investigating and writing about promising cancer treatments since 1974. Click to read Ralph Moss's biography . Formerly science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, he is "probably the most knowledgeable writer in the world on alternative therapies for cancer," according to Julian Whitaker, MD in his Health and Healing newsletter. You can learn more about Ralph Moss by clicking to "What Experts Say." You can also find out what cancer patients say about his service by clicking to "What Clients Say." Click here to view our prestigious Scientific Advisory Board.
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10. "I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20 percent of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger -- maybe double," (Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.") Dr. Dannennberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.1 And if omitting infections as a cause of cancer is not bad enough nowhere in Watson's article do we see mention of:
11. A sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer is also to blame for half of all cases of cancer of the penis news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090824/hl_nm/us_cancer_penis