If there is one thing I do not love being in the medical field, it is the inevitable circumstance that I am, at times, the bearer of bad news. I can see how a patient’s emotion change in just a blink of an eye after hearing me say this painful line of: “You have Cancer”.
When people talk about Cancer, the next thing that comes to a person’s mind is “game over”.
In fact, not all of us are aware of all the other options (whether it be curative or palliative) available for us to choose when it comes to Cancer treatment. In all honesty, it is known for a fact that not all of us can even imagine the ability to “prevent” acquiring the traitor of all illnesses.
Well, fear not. Chemo is not all you’ve got.
You see, Chemotherapy is a kind of treatment that uses chemical substances (most commonly through medications) to alleviate the healing process of most cancer illnesses. It may be done to cure the illness or just for palliative care of symptoms of the disease. The treatment has its share of advantage and disadvantages, but as we all know, mostly it’s the later. The side effects of the chemotherapeutic medications includes: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, hair loss, etc. It is an exhaustive treatment that will have a huge impact on an individual’s physical, mental, psychosocial and emotional state. Most often than not, patients have to stay in hospitals during the entire course of their treatment, and that makes chemo not only time consuming but also a life changing scenario to anyone who’s undergoing it.
There are other options that we may choose to treat Cancer. The best way surgeons would suggest (as they love to cut), is surgery. This is true if the cancer cells are localized in a specific part of your body. Radiation therapy is another way to deal with it, in fact this is now the most common way to treat cancer. As our world revolves, advancements in medicine takes a new level of learning and therefore, more advanced way of treating Illnesses. Some of the new treatments introduced to treat cancer are Photodynamic Therapy, Targeted Therapy, Stem Cell Transplantation, Immunotherapy and a lot more.
These technological advancements may be on their way to finding the real cure for the most feared disease of all time. That is inevitably, partially true. However, until the curator of Cancer is born, we can’t all be sure of all of its effects, can we? So, how about we step down a notch and go back to where medicine originated. Let’s go back to all natural, than chemical- with the use of Baking Soda.
A 2009 study published in the journal, Cancer Research, is among the first to confirm that the alkalinizing effect of sodium bicarbonate can indeed stop cancer.
By injecting sodium bicarbonate into a group of mice, the authors of the study were able to determine how the growth and spread of cancer tumors were effected by raising the pH of the organ affected by the cancer.
The study results showed that baking soda indeed raised the pH and reduced spontaneous metastases in mice induced with breast cancer.
The researchers also determined that sodium bicarbonate works by raising the pH outside cells and not within cells. This is an important finding because it suggests that sodium bicarbonate does not interfere with cellular metabolism even as it makes the micro-environment unconducive for tumor growth.
To make the baking soda natural cancer remedy at home, you need maple syrup, molasses or honey to go along with the baking soda.
In Dr. Sircus’ book, he documented how one patient used baking soda and blackstrap molasses to fight the prostate cancer that had metastasized to his bones. On the first day, the patient mixed 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of molasses in a cup of water.
He took this for another 3 days after which his saliva pH read 7.0 and his urine pH read 7.5.
Encouraged by these results, the patient took the solution 2 times on day 5 instead of once daily. And from day 6 – 10, he took 2 teaspoons each of baking soda and molasses twice daily.
By the 10th day, the patient’s pH had risen to 8.5 and the only side effects experienced were headaches and night sweat (similar to cesium therapy).
The next day, the patient had a bone scan and too other medical tests. His results showed that his PSA (prostate-specific antigen, the protein used to determine the severity of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer) level was down from 22.3 at the point of diagnosis to 0.1.
Another baking soda formula recommends mixing 90 teaspoons of maple syrup with 30 teaspoons of baking soda.
To do this, the maple syrup must be heated to become less viscous. Then the baking syrup is added and stirred for 5 minutes until it is fully dissolved.
This preparation should provide about 10-day worth of the baking soda remedy. 5 – 7 teaspoons per day is the recommended dose for cancer patients.
Care should be taken when using the baking soda remedy to treat cancer. This is because sustaining a high pH level can itself cause metabolic alkalosis and electrolyte imbalance. These can result in edema and also affect the heart and blood pressure.