by Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
International Medical Veritas Association
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
We can thank Dr.
Ralph Moss for bringing to our attention that for more than a
decade there has been work going on at the University of Arizona,
using bicarbonate (baking soda) as a potential treatment for cancer.
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) This type of treatment has been found to
"enhance the anti-tumor activity" of other anticancer drugs.
This is 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 these same researchers reported that bicarbonate increases
tumor pH (i.e., make it more alkaline) and also inhibits spontaneous
metastases (Robey 2009). They showed that oral sodium bicarbonate
increased the pH of tumors and also reduced the formation of
spontaneous metastases in mice with breast cancer. It also reduced
the rate of lymph node involvement.
Though Dr. Moss is no fan of Dr. Tullio Simoncini he found it
striking that the oral administration of bicarbonate was able to
reduce the spontaneous formation of metastases in mice with breast
“This is impressive
work that needs to go forward.”
This is in contrast to
what you will find referenced below 1 as to his and his
staffs feelings about the good doctor from Rome. Sodium bicarbonate
has been used for decades in chemotherapy but until the last few
years baking soda has received little attention. Now as Moss
maintains there are fifty thousand web sites with information on the
It is dismaying how ostensibly Dr. Moss and others treat Dr.
Simoncini and his theories. One of the obstacles for many people is
Dr. Simoncini’s declaration that cancer is a fungus. There is little
dispute that cancer is an ACID condition or can be measured in terms
of tumor pH.
Previous research has
found that cancers are significantly more acidic than normal tissues
and that manipulation of pH with intravenous bicarbonate enhances
some chemotherapy Acidic tissues are low in oxygen. When alkalinity
increases the supply of oxygen to the cancerous tissue, the oxygen
combines with the excessive hydrogen ions, creating water and
neutralizing the acid.
Bicarbonate is the universal mainstream treatment of acidosis and is
used by oncologists to neutralize the heavy acid nature of their
chemo agents, which are quite dangerous to the patient.
It is also
used routinely in many clinical situations:
Medics and doctors are
used to participating in a flurry of activity when trying to save a
person who's had a cardiac arrest - inserting IVs, placing a
breathing tube, performing defibrillation to restart the heart.
Sodium bicarbonate is a
constant performer under such conditions and is more commonly used
then magnesium injections, which should be on top of every doctor’s
protocol for cardiac arrest.
We can certify bicarbonate’s usefulness for cancer patients from a
number of different angles without pinning all our hopes on the
fungus thesis. When doctors like Moss tear down the “cancer is a
fungus” theory they conveniently forget to inform their readers that
even mainstream oncologists recognize the routine involvement of
late stage infections in cancer and that experts concede that as
high as forty percent of cancers are caused by pathogens.10
The most recent research in this area demonstrates how even viruses
can be responsible for up to fifty percent of certain types of
I have written several chapters on the subject of fungus and late
stage infections in my
Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s
Cancer Treatment book and it is obvious that there is no simple
definition of cancer.
But… this is probably
the biggest but in the medical world; we can in fact reduce cancer
to an image level.
One has to admit that
cancer is a rot that is destroying the body and will kill it left
unchecked. When the body is rotting, when its cells are
demonstrating dire distress, when certain colonies of cells
reproduce without stop and change their type of metabolism we have a
certain condition that takes shape and form depending on where the
cancer is and what is causing it.
No matter where we would like to drop our concepts and numerous
names for different kinds of cancer it should be obvious that - like
any type of rot - pathogens will be attracted and in late stages the
fungi colonies will rule the roost. Whether cause, effect or
byproduct of the fungi, mold and yeasts like Candida will be found
intelligently observed that,
of the body leads to the development of chronic yeast and fungal
infections and ultimately cancer.”
fundamentally, a relatively simple oxygen
deficiency disease and the use of bicarbonate
increases oxygen carrying and reaching capacity.
It is dull though, not
to include even deeper definitions of cancer.
If someone wants to say
cancer is a fungus he might as well say cancer is a nutritional
deficiency and relative state of poisoning. One is not likely to
fall to cancer if one’s body is humming in a heightened state of
nutritional sufficiency and that includes full hydration and plenty
of healthy sun exposure. Add plenty of restful sleep, relaxed
conflict free existence and a pristine environment (something that
does not exist anymore on our planet sadly) then we can start
talking about health.
One must include freedom
from dental amalgam,
fluoride, chlorine and
vaccines to talk about
health and a cancer free existence.
Cancer is not so easy to
define because it defines
modern man. Humanity is in deep trouble with cancer
for we are in deep trouble with ourselves and our civilization.
There are no real
medical precedents to draw on when it comes to the use of sodium
bicarbonate; it is that useful, safe and effective for a wide range
But it seems that much
of the medical debate over its use has more to do with illogical
thought processes than reality, that is at least what sociologists
are finding or saying in the public debate about universal health
People often work backward from a firm conclusion to find
supporting facts, rather than letting evidence inform their views.
A totally rational person would lay out - and evaluate objectively -
the pros and cons of sodium bicarbonate and its use in cancer
treatment but even the best professionals get attached to their
beliefs. We form emotional attachments that get wrapped up in our
personal identity and sense of medicine and health irrespective of
the facts of the matter making our theories more potent than
Just about everybody is vulnerable to the phenomenon of holding onto
our beliefs even in the face of evidence to the contrary. It is a
challenge to reevaluate world views and medical belief systems but
we have to do it to continue to be of service to our patients.
Patients depend on us to offer the latest and the best information.
Our egos do get in the way though, and some doctors are known for
their great egos.
No matter what your ego says, the world of fungi and all the
problems they bring are important in medicine and only irresponsible
practitioners will ignore them. Sodium bicarbonate’s action
dramatically changes the intracellular environment and this is
wonderful when conditions are acidic.
Its action is, for all intent and purpose, instant and as a cancer
treatment one course runs about two weeks. Some people are able to
kick cancer off their back in one round though we can well see that
for many it will be several rounds or constant rounds and of course
maintenance rounds. In the end bicarbonate is not a healthy
alternative or substitute for a alkaline diet and good alkaline
Sodium bicarbonate - that simple white stuff called baking soda we
can buy in any supermarket in the world is a world class
anti-fungal. You want to punch a late stage infection of any kind in
the face use bicarbonate. You want to wipe out fungal, yeast or mold
colonies baking soda is your number one bet and every good doctor
If we are not good we
can make ourselves good fungi fighters with bicarbonate in our hand
and that is exactly what Dr. Simoncini does with the stuff. He uses
it like a fire extinguisher spraying tumors as well as he can with
it as directly as he can, though when used orally and
transdermally it reaches cancers in all parts of the body
through systemic effect.
Traditional anti-fungal drugs are ineffective in treating tumors
because the solid colonies can be attacked only on the surface of
their volume, and after the first administrations they become
resistant. A solid tumor with fungal infection is powerful and they
resist attack and adapt quite readily to pharmaceutical drugs. After
all fungi love to chew on rocks and they eat mercury for breakfast
so you got to hit them correctly in a all out frontal attack with
Dr. Simoncini is the medical genius who has identified the
substances uniquely able to penetrate these volumetric tumors:
Other doctors use iodine internally in high doses and
this does have the same effect on internal cancers.
Combine with bicarbonate
and we have two panzer divisions we are letting loose to mop up
cancer no matter where we find it in the body.
Bicarbonate, when used in conjunction with other equally safe
substances, can form the basis for a natural chemotherapy, which
will prove itself in the end compared to vastly more toxic
Everyone knows in their gut
the horrors that await
those who travel down the chemo, surgery and radiation roads.
Why travel down these
pits to hell when safer, vastly more inexpensive, natural and
potentially highly effective answers like sodium bicarbonate are
there on the supermarket shelves for the taking?
Note: I have been recommending Bob’s Red Mill sodium bicarbonate
for it is fine and advertises that it is aluminum free. But I have
confirmed that Arm and Hammers is also aluminum free and it is
amazing how inexpensive it is and Codex has no plans that I know of
to remove it from supermarket shelves. Can you imagine having to get
a doctors prescription for baking soda?
Special Recommendation: We recommend sodium bicarbonate use
for anyone undergoing cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography)
or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to protect their kidneys.
Medical imaging has soared over the last few years across all types
of these tests. Doctors have long known exposure to contrast agents
can cause damage in seemingly healthy kidneys.
The Clinical Journal
of the American Society Nephrology warns that kidney damage
injury can arise after undergoing certain common medical imaging
procedures is a serious health threat.
A meta-analysis of 17
randomized controlled trials has shown that
pre-procedural treatment with sodium bicarbonate based hydration
is the best strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy
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 the research subjects experienced negative health
effects after their imaging test. Overall 13 percent of the 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
compared with patients who didn't suffer kidney damage.
No doubt much of this
harm can be avoided if sodium bicarbonate is used appropriately.
The below statements by Louise Lubetkin, the Research Director
of The Moss Reports, were bought to my attention in November of
is a charlatan who is currently the subject of a serious
lawsuit in Italy. Dr. Moss investigated this matter through
his many colleagues and friends in the medical field in
Italy earlier this year and discovered that there is no
plausible basis for the claims that Simoncini has made."
I responded back
just started reading Complementary Oncology by Dr. Moss. I
am going to make these comments of yours public and I would
like you and your organization to publicly substantiate your
statements. Are you just trying to smear another doctor or
are you throwing out sodium bicarbonate as a incredibly
useful emergency medicine? This is not clear.
used in emergency rooms and intensive care wards around the
globe so not sure what your beef is with a doctor who
champions its use. I sent my research assistant recently to
meet him and I know of several doctors who have done the
same and they all report good things about both him and his
I am a very sensitive to how people project themselves and
the way you have communicated your organization it is you
who seem to be what is disturbing you about Dr. Simoncini... meaning
you seem to be the charlatans and it might be you who have a
law suit aimed at your statements.
It really is hard for me
to believe someone from Dr. Moss's organization would
communicate in the way you did.
to the above letter - my comments are in italics.
"I am reliably
informed that Mr. Simoncini has been erased from the Medical
Register in his native country and is no longer permitted to
Yes I am well aware
of this and what does this have to do with the price of beans?
Medical truth and medical science happens to be independent of
medical politics or medical law. For many doctors that I know
this above fact would position Dr. Simoncini in a strong not
weak position and you insult him further by calling him Mr.
They can take away
his license to practice medicine but they cannot undo his
education and the respect due him and the fact that he is a
doctor and has been and will be until he dies.
"I am also not
aware of any evidence whatever that cancer is caused by a
fungus, which is the fundamental tenet underpinning
I think you got it
slightly wrong, he indicates cancer is a fungus not that it is
caused by it.
What causes cancer
is diverse, many things have been scientifically shown to cause
cancer or cause the conditions in which late state infections
(cancer) invite yeast and fungi to form colonies that attach to
sickly human cells...which are themselves one of the causes of
cancer...as are heavy metals, pesticides, fluoride and on and
on... then of course we have the nutritional deficiencies that
set the entire stage. Don't you know anything about cancer?
We even have people
who define people as multidimensional human beings meaning that
sometimes or even often emotional trauma and shock or never
ending stress and conflict disrupt the immune system severely
weakening its ability to clear cancers from the system.
bicarbonate is undoubtedly a useful and legitimate
instrument of therapeutic good in certain specific
situations, it is not and never has been shown to be an
effective approach to cancer, Simoncini's assertions
Well it is clear you
are biased because you will not even accept his word for his own
life's work. Everyone I know who has listened to the man in
person has respect for him. Your obvious disrespect has earned
the Moss Organization distrust in my eyes. Dr. Simoncini has
clearly shown to many that sodium bicarbonate has to be on that
protocol list and medical science supports him.
As you yourself say,
sodium bicarbonate is a very useful and medically proven
remedy for all manner of accidents, injuries and
circumstances though hides quite a bit.
"You can read
about the case that led to the conviction for fraud and
manslaughter, as well as the revocation of Simoncini’s
medical license here."
Did not help much
that it was in Italian but again here you show your undignified
bias but let's say for a moment that I agree with you.
oncologist was put to the same litmus test they would all be on
death's row for they would have all been convicted for multiple
homicides for the vast majority of oncologists patients die on
them. Mass murderers it looks like you would condemn them to be
and I have to agree with you here.
Dr. Moss himself
improvements in overall survival for the solid tumors of
adults are rarely demonstrated in rigorous trials with
So could you please
tell me if that inclines you and Dr. Moss to judge and condemn
all orthodox oncologists as you do Dr. Simoncini?
What I can't believe
is Moss' organization is not even appearing
willing to take a critical look at the evidence supporting the
fact that cancer can be a fungus. They just dismiss it outright.
In the judgment
against Dr. Simoncini he was admonished to not abandon
recognized therapies and that he should not suggest that
bicarbonate could offer patients good results without providing
documentation and publications recognized by the international
Unfortunately the international medical
and scientific communities in the cancer area are the last
people we can trust with our or our loved ones lives when it
comes to cancer.
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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," said 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 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090824/hl_nm/us_cancer_penis