by Mark Sircus
02 May 2012
University of Arizona Cancer Center member Dr. Mark Pagel will
receive a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to
study the effectiveness of personalized
baking soda therapy to treat
In other words, clinical trials on the
use of oral sodium bicarbonate for breast cancer treatments are
about to start! 
Obviously there are people in the know
who have understood that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), that same
stuff that can save a person’s life in the emergency room in a
heartbeat, is a primary cancer treatment option of the safest and
most effective kind.
Of course I feel vindicated for everything I wrote in
Bicarbonate - Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment, which still
stands as the only full medical review on the subject of using
simple baking soda in the practice of medicine.
When taken orally with water, especially
water with high magnesium content, and when used transdermally in
medicinal baths, sodium bicarbonate becomes a first-line medicinal
for the treatment of cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, influenza and
even the common cold.
And importantly, it is also a powerful
buffer against radiation exposure, so everyone should be up to speed
on its use. Everybody’s physiology is under heavy nuclear attack
from strong radioactive winds that are circling the northern
Actually it is no surprise that a University of Arizona researcher
received this grant because there has been cancer research going on
for years there. Dr. Robert J. Gillies and his colleagues have
already demonstrated that pre-treatment of mice with sodium
bicarbonate results in the alkalinization of the area around tumors.
The same researchers reported that bicarbonate increases tumor pH
and also inhibits spontaneous metastases in mice with breast cancer.
It also reduces the rate of lymph node
I recently published about fungal infections, and breast cancer has
been found to be associated with increased frequency of
mold-fermented cheese consumption. Fungi produce toxic
metabolites called mycotoxins that can cause cancer.
Aflatoxin is a
mycotoxin with carcinogenic potency that is found in
inferior peanut butter and other nut and dairy products.
Researchers in 1993 examined human
breast cancer tissue and found significant carcinogenic aflatoxin
within the cancer tissue implicating aflatoxin and thus fungus as a
cause of breast cancer.
The pH level of our internal fluids
affects every cell in our body.
Chronic over-acidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked
will interrupt all cellular activities and functions. In other
over-acidity interferes with life itself. It is at the root of
Sodium bicarbonate medical treatments
are the time honored method to “speed up” the return of the body’s
bicarbonate levels to normal. Sodium bicarbonate happens to be one
of our most useful medicines as it treats the basic acid-alkaline
axis of human physiology.
The pH of our tissues and body fluids is crucial and central because
it affects and mirrors the state of our health or our inner
The closer the pH is to 7.35-7.45, the
higher our level of health and wellbeing. Staying within this range
dramatically increases our ability to resist acute illnesses like
colds and flues as well as the onset of cancer and other diseases.
Keeping our pH within a healthy range also involves necessary
lifestyle and dietary changes that will protect us over the long
term while the use of sodium bicarbonate gives us a jump-start
toward increased alkalinity.
The pH scale is like a thermometer showing increases and decreases
in the acid and alkaline content of fluids.
Deviations above or below a 7.35-7.45 pH
range in the tightly controlled blood can signal potentially serious
and dangerous symptoms or states of disease. When the body can no
longer effectively neutralize and eliminate the acids, it relocates
them within the body’s extra-cellular fluids and connective tissue
cells directly compromising cellular integrity.
Conversely when the body becomes too
alkaline from too much bicarbonate in the blood, metabolic alkalosis
occurs, which can lead to severe consequences if not corrected
presents a way of looking at pH that opens up one
of the major benefits of alkaline water:
Hydrogen ions tie up oxygen.
That means that the more acid a
liquid is, the less available the oxygen in it. Every cell in
our body requires oxygen for life and to maintain optimum
health. Combine that with what we know about hydrogen ions and
we see that the more acid the blood (the lower its pH), the less
oxygen is available for use by the cells.
Without going into a discussion of
the chemistry involved, just understand that it’s the same
mechanism involved when acid rain “kills” a lake. The fish
literally suffocate to death because the acid in the lake “binds
up” all of the available oxygen. It’s not that the oxygen has
gone anywhere; it’s just no longer available.
Conversely, if you raise the pH of
the lake (make it more alkaline), oxygen is now available and
the lake comes back to life.
Incidentally, it’s worth noting that
cancer is related to an acid environment (lack of oxygen) - the
higher the pH (the more oxygen present in the cells of the
body), the harder it is for cancer to thrive.
Understanding this is important for two reasons:
it reveals one of the
primary benefits of alkaline water - more “available”
oxygen in the system
it explains why alkaline
water helps fight cancer
The ocean, the mother of all life,
has an average pH of about 8.1.
The ideal pH for blood sits at about 7.4, slightly alkaline -
If you’re eating well and living
cleanly, then yes, you want to drink water with a naturally
occurring pH only slightly above neutral. However, if you are
eating the typical Western diet, high in meat, grains, sodas,
and sugars that acidify the body, then you have a different
Your pH balance is now so far out of
normal that you must go beyond normal in the other direction to
counter it. My recommendation for daily drinking water pH is
about 7.5-8 - depending on how acid forming your diet is.
Long-term consumption of higher pH water should be reserved for
The most famous mountain waters in
the world, waters renowned for their healing properties, are
highly alkaline. I’m referring to the waters coming down from
the Himalayas, and specifically to the waters of the Hunza
Valley, which have a pH that runs between 9 and 11.
One does not have to be a doctor to
practice pH medicine.
Every practitioner of the healing arts
and every mother and father needs to understand how to use sodium
bicarbonate. Bicarbonate deficiency is a real problem that deepens
with age so it really does pay to understand and appreciate what
baking soda is all about.
 Baking Soda Might Have Potential
Against Cancer: http://digitaljournal.com/article/323645
 One sample study is by Le, et al. (1986), in a French
case-control study of 1,010 breast cancer cases and 1,950
controls with nonmalignant diseases, found that breast cancer
was found to be associated with increased frequency of mold
fermented cheese consumption.
 Going, et al. (1990) found that weddellite (calcium oxalate)
crystals are present in calcifications found in the breast
tissue of patients with breast cancer. Calcium oxalate crystals
are formed when calcium binds with oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is a
mycotoxin that can be produced by a number of different fungal
species. Some fungi produce such large amounts of oxalic acid
that they are used for commercial production of chemicals.
Aspergillus niger fungal infection in human lungs produces large
amounts of oxalic acid.
 Researchers examined human DNA from a variety of tissues and
organs to identify and quantify aflatoxin DNA-adducts. Such
adducts are considered to be proof of the mycotoxin’s presence
in a particular tissue.Their finding? “Tumor tissues had higher
aflatoxin-adduct levels than did normal tissue from the same