Is Baking Soda (Bicarbonate) An Effective Anti-Cancer Remedy?

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Is Baking Soda (Bicarbonate) An Effective Anti-Cancer Remedy?

Baking Soda, Bicarbonate, Effective Anti-Cancer Remedy

There is a lot on the Internet about how effective baking soda is as a remedy in the fight against cancer.

However, there seems to be some controversy as to how to use the baking soda and as to just how effective it can be. So I decided to do some research on the use of baking soda.
First I read the Dr. Simonciniâ book Cancer is a fungus and I personally spoke with Dr. Simoncini concerning the best effective use of baking soda. He said that it only works where the baking soda can actually touch the tumor cells or the fungus on or near the diseased cells. Therefore drinking the baking soda water mixture (more details on how to make this mixture later on) would be ideal for throat, esophagus and stomach cancers, but would not be effective for other types of cancer according to Dr. Simoncini

In all other types of cancer Dr. Simoncini uses an IV of direct infusion of a bicarbonate solution. However when I asked Dr. Simoncini about mixing baking soda with honey or molasses or maple syrup, he said no. This mixture does not work. The baking soda effectiveness is vastly reduced by the honey or other sweetener.

On the other hand some argue that one should raise your pH to the ideal 7.0 to 7.4 pH and fight the diseased cells at the same time with baking soda. Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) is found in the blood naturally for the very real purpose of neutralizing acids. And in fact, people who live in areas of the world with high amounts of bicarbonate in their drinking waters have a striking decreased mortality rate and a decreased prevalence of disease. Often terminally ill patients have an acidity level of 1,000 times more than normal healthy people.

Is oral consumption of baking soda a good remedy? There seems to be very little in the way of studies on this and the only testimonial I could find was a man by the name of Vernon Johnston who claims to have cured his prostate cancer using baking soda. I am surprised at the lack of successful testimonials in the use of baking soda. On the other hand baking soda could not do any harm if used properly.

Sodium bicarbonate is a natural non-toxic substance that does not require clinical trials for an assessment of toxicity. Spring waters contain bicarbonate ions which are coupled mainly with sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium ions.

Cancer Prevention, pH Balance
If you have ever maintained a swimming pool, you will have had to verify the pH of the water on a regular basis and have had to add different chemicals to keep it at pH neutral. Our bodies are somewhat similar to a swimming pool, as it can contain from 70% – 80% water and our pH needs to be kept at 7.4 to be healthy.

At birth, our pH is slightly alkaline. The ‘perfect’ state of 7.4 pH is what we want to maintain to fight off chronic diseases. Excess acidity, such as 7.0 or even lower 6.7 pH is a condition that weakens all body systems.

Excess acidity forces the body to borrow minerals – including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium – from vital organs, bones and teeth to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. When the body is mostly in an acidic state, it will suffer severe and prolonged ‘corrosion’ and unfortunately this condition may go unnoticed for many years.

Dr. Johana Budwig told her patients to take daily baths with sodium bicarbonate.

At Budwig Center, we put sodium bicarbonate in the bathrooms of the apartment our patients stay in so that they are able to do this as well. Anyone at home can do this treatment as well to help balance the pH of their body.

What about taking it orally?

Although it helps balance the pH of one’s body, when someone has cancer, one must be aware to maintain adequate levels of potassium. Sodium bicarbonate being of the sodium family would not be for cancer patients to take orally because salt and foods with sodium push potassium out of the body. Adequate potassium levels will help a cancer patient maintain energy which is usually difficult. So in short, we would not recommend a cancer patient to make it a habit to drink baking soda to balance their pH. The Budwig diet in general consists of whole foods and healthy fats, making it equivalent to an alkaline diet.

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By | 2018-01-29T15:11:47+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|cancer, Newsletters|6 Comments

About the Author:

Lloyd Jenkins is a certified Naturopath and owner of the Budwig Cancer Clinic in Malaga, Southern Spain. He received authorization from Dr. Johanna Budwig in August 2000 to use her protocol for treating people with all types of cancer. He has written seven books and literally hundreds of articles on how to treat cancer and all common diseases using natural therapies. He has also been on radio talk shows and has spoken at Health Care seminars and events. Lloyd is a native-born Canadian and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.


  1. George February 1, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    While I am an admirer of Johanna Budwig, I have read that alkalosis (excessively high level of alkalinity) is far more dangerous than low alkalinity. Surely people should be warned about this, and told how to avoid raising alkaline levels higher than roughly 7.4 pH.

  2. Kathy Jenkins February 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Dear George,

    That is a very interesting comment. Yes, we have on rare occasions seen a patient with alkalosis but this is usually only because they have a Kangen water filter or similar device that is producing extremely alkaline water and they have been drinking it for many, many months. People do well to beware of either extremes but since the unbalance is so often in the other direction, acidosis rather, we have focused on explaining how to balance their pH and get a 7.4. Thank you for your interest and comment.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy Jenkins

  3. Jacqueline March 5, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I am interested in this. Can I get more information?

  4. Kathy Jenkins March 6, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Jacqueline,

    Taking baking soda on a daily basis to help keep the body’s pH neutral? The only problem with that approach is that baking soda is of the salt family and it could be an issue for people with high blood pressure. In addition, salt reduces the potassium levels in the body and more potassium is especially needed when a person has cancer. So we would not recommend daily doses of baking soda for a cancer patient.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L. Jenkins

  5. Stephanie April 3, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Has anyone dealt with cancer and an autoimmune disease ? My team of doctors have no idea how to deal with both so my behcets is getting ignored and my (harmful pharma meds r on hold ). My Rhumatologist doesn’t know anything about behcets because it’s so rare . My old Rhumey retired . Im off most of the horrible.meds now I want to heal holistically with my intestinal cancer and behcets . Does this type of cancer deal with dental issues ? I recently had implants put in bc my teeth were ruined from years of meds . Noone knows if there’s a connection ? I’m so desperate for the right help and some knowledge of my disease combo . I’m 49 female from Canada with rare behcets(doctors ask if I have Mediterranean relatives) now cancer and in the middle of dental surgeries Any advice would be appreciated. I’m so scared .

  6. Kathy Jenkins April 4, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Dear Stephanie,

    Thank you for getting in touch with us through the blog as well as the online form. We have replied to you yesterday by email and Mr. Jenkins should be in touch with you today on the phone. Please check your spam folder if you didn’t see our email.

    Autoimmune disease actually originates in one’s gut so it is very closely related to the cancer diagnosis you have and treatment for the one will directly help the other. We have seen cases like yours before and since our treatments are integrative, focusing on helping the body regain its natural healthy state, when people receive this treatment for their cancer, they also see other health problems getting resolved so we are very confident that we can help you. Are you able to come to the clinic here in Málaga?

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L. Jenkins

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