Is Baking Soda (Bicarbonate) An 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.
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.