The use of caustics was proven to have provided a permanent cure (for cancer tumors) in many cases. -
Health and Longevity, Joseph G. Richardson, M.D., 1909, University of Pennsylvania. Caustics are strongly alkaline substances.
One such caustic substance is potash (potassium carbonate).
Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption.
All men will develop prostate cancer if they live long enough and lack of vitamin D may be the most likely cause. -
Cancer Causes & Control 9: 6 (DEC 1998):567-582
Vitamin D deficiency is common in winter. Your best sources of vitamin D are diet and
Any amount of vitamin D intake under 800 IU is not enough to prevent vitamin D deficiency. - Eur J Clin Nutr 01;55(12):1091-7
Dr. Jonathan Wright's recommendations for vitamin D intake: Between 1600 and 2000 IUs daily, and as much as 4000 IUs for those over 40. Sunlight on the skin can produce 10,000
to 20,000 units of vitamin D daily.
Vitamin D prevents the buildup of calcium deposits in arteries.
breast cancer rates in 35 countries found that consumption of animal products increases breast cancer risk and sunlight lowers breast cancer risk. Between them, diet and exposure to sunlight explained 80% of national differences in breast cancer rates.
Lack of vitamin D is associated with
16 different cancers.
- Anticancer Research, 2006; 26:2687-2700.
"All truth goes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally it is accepted as self evident." - Schopenhauer
Excess salt in your diet causes the body to excrete calcium.
Many "prepared foods" contain too much salt.
Excess salt or too much sugar in your diet causes the body to excrete
"Thus, chronic acidosis leads to a
loss of potassium..."
Guyton & Hall, pages 379-380
Carl J. Reich, M.D. found many diseases that are associated with acidosis and chronic calcium deficiency: cancer heart disease some allergies aging ADD AIDS ALS Alzheimer's anxiety arthritis asthma bursitis chronic myositis colitis constipation depression dermatitis diabetes
dysmenorrhea eneusis fatigue heart spasms hypertension ileitis migraine osteoporosis Parkinson's rheumatism rhinitis
Supplementing the diet with strontium (in addition to calcium and vitamin D)results in a substantial increase in bone mass density over time.
There is new research showing that a sugar called xylitol (pronounced zy-li-tol) can significantly improve oral health, improve calcium absorption, increase bone density and remineralize tooth enamel.
The toothpaste we use is
Tooth Builder and contains xylitol which is found to reduce
tooth decay. Tooth Builder toothpaste is
Fructose can impair the body's ability to absorb calcium.
The herb stevia is the best no-calorie sweetener. Available in health food stores.
The nutritional supplement MSM helps reduce inflammation.
Monitor your bone mass with a Body Composition Monitor.
Nutrition is not enough. Bones grow and strengthen in
response to stresses placed upon them. Weight bearing exercise is essential.
Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) - For mouth, stomach,
intestinal, rectal, oral cancers (if not infiltrated), take 1 TEAspoon with
glass of water in the morning and 1 in the evening every day for one month.
Cancer should be cleared.
Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and
Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases
If you want to consume soda pop,
why not drink club soda? Ingredients are
carbonated water, potassium bicarbonate and potassium citrate. (Check
the ingredients before buying.) Add a few
drops of lemon or lime for taste.
Question: "Can immunization
against contagious diseases be set up in any other manner than by
Answer: "If an alkalinity is
maintained in the system - especially with the
lettuce, carrots and celery, these in the blood supply will
maintain such a condition as to immunize a person. In an alkaline
system there is less effect of cold and congestion." - Edgar Cayce
July 12, 1935.
A simple test you can do to measure your susceptibility to cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases.
How to Do the Saliva pH Test
Wait at least 2 hours after eating. Fill your mouth with saliva and then swallow it. Do this again to help ensure that the saliva is clean. Then the third time, put some saliva onto pH paper.
Wait a few seconds until the pH paper stops changing color.
The pH paper should turn blue. This indicates that your saliva is slightly alkaline at a healthy pH of 7.4. If it is not blue, compare the color with the chart that comes with the pH paper. If your saliva is acid (below pH of 7.0) wait two hours and repeat the test.
Where to Get pH Paper
It would be good if health food stores and pharmacies would stock pH
paper. Why not go to your local health food store or pharmacy and
suggest this to them? There are many suppliers of pH paper. You want
narrow range pH paper measuring pH 4.5 to 7.5 or pH 4.5 to 8.5. Amazon
offers several pH test strips for you to choose from
4. These pH test strips to measure acid/alkaline balance belong in every family medicine kit, right beside the thermometer to measure body temperature
oximeter to measure blood oxygen level.
Saliva pH and Cancer
"When healthy, the pH of blood is 7.4, the pH of spinal fluid is 7.4, and the pH of saliva is 7.4. Thus the pH of saliva parallels the extra cellular fluid...pH test of saliva represents the most consistent and most definitive physical sign of the ionic calcium deficiency syndrome...The pH of the non-deficient and healthy person is in the 7.5 (dark blue) to 7.1 (blue) slightly alkaline range. The range from 6.5 (blue-green) which is weakly acidic to 4.5 (light yellow) which is strongly acidic represents states from mildly deficient to strongly deficient, respectively. Most children are dark blue, a pH of 7.5. Over half of adults are green-yellow, a pH of 6.5 or lower, reflecting the calcium deficiency of aging and lifestyle defects. Cancer patients are usually a bright yellow, a pH of 4.5, especially when terminal." The Calcium Factor: The Scientific Secret of Health and Youth, by Robert R. Barefoot and Carl J. Reich, M.D., Gilliland Printing Inc., Arkansas City, Kansas, 1996.
Stomach acid has a pH of 1.5 to
3.5, which is why we do not bother measuring saliva pH below 4.5. As pH
falls below 4.5 the situation becomes more than unhealthy - your body
may begin to digest itself. Indeed, cancer tumors can become so acidic
as to do just that. It is called "acid-induced apoptosis." Cancers
ferment glucose to lactic acid, which tends to build up in the tumor's
extracellular fluid. Concentrated lactic acid has a pH of 2.4.
Test Your Saliva pH
you have cancer, what is your saliva pH? [1718
Add your saliva pH result to the poll. See left hand column of this
The Importance of Acid and Alkaline Balance for Health
Virtually all degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney and gall stones, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity in the body. While the body has a homeostatic mechanism that maintains a constant pH 7.4 in the blood, this mechanism works by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from other locations including the bones, soft tissues, body fluids and saliva. Therefore, the pH of these other tissues can fluctuate greatly. The pH of saliva offers a window through which you can see the overall pH balance in your body.
Cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. All forms of arthritis are associated with excess acidity. Acid in the body dissolves both teeth and bones. Whatever health situation you are faced with, you can monitor your progress toward a proper acid/alkaline balance by testing your saliva pH.
What are Acid and Alkaline?
Water (H2O) ionizes into hydrogen (H+) and hydroxide (OH-) ions. When these ions are in equal proportions, the pH is a neutral 7. When there are more H+ ions than OH- ions then the water is said to be acid. If OH- ions outnumber the H+ ions then the water is alkaline. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14 and is logarithmic, which means that each step is ten times the previous. In other words, a pH of 4.5 is 10 times more acid than 5.5, 100 times more acid than 6.5 and 1,000 times more acid than 7.5.
Due to the positive electrical charge of acid (H+)
and the negative charge of alkali (OH-),
pH can also be thought of in terms of electrical charge, indeed this is
how a pH
meter works. A pH of zero is the extreme acid end and has an
electrical charge of +420 millivolts. A pH of 7 is neutral between acid
and alkaline, and has an electrical charge of zero millivolts. A pH of
14 is the extreme alkaline end of the scale and has an electrical charge
of -420 millivolts. Each step in the pH scale is plus or minus 60
From this we can calculate that a pH of 7.35 has an
electrical charge of -21 millivolts. A pH of 7.45 has an electrical
charge of -27 millivolts. Children are reported to have an electrical
charge of -35 millivolts which equates to a pH of 7.58.
Dr. Jerry Tennant has extensively studied the subject
of electrical charge/pH and health
Injured tissue heals at
-50 to -70 millivolts, and if this charge cannot be attained by the
body then healing does not take place. Minus 50 to -70 millivolts
equates to a pH between 7.83 and 8.17. All these healthy pH values have
a negative electrical charge. Cancer begins at an electrical charge of +30
millivolts (pH 6.5). This reversal of polarity from negative to positive
electrical charge damages tissues, prevents healing, deprives tissues of
oxygen, and interferes with the transfer of nutrients into
cells and wastes out.
Acid and Alkaline Minerals in Food
Minerals with a negative electrical charge are attracted to the H+ ion.
These are called acid minerals. Acid minerals include:
sulfur (S-2), phosphorus (P-3), and they form hydrochloric acid (HCl),
sulfuric acid (H2SO4), and phosphoric acid (H3PO4).
Minerals with a positive electrical charge are attracted to the negatively
charged OH- ion. These are called alkaline minerals. Nutritionally important
alkaline minerals include calcium (Ca+2), potassium (K+), magnesium (Mg+2),
and sodium (Na+). Also important for cancer treatment and prevention are
the alkaline trace minerals rubidium and cesium.
To determine if a food is acid or
alkaline, it is burned and the ash is mixed with water. If the solution is
acid or alkaline then the food is called acid or alkaline. Ash is the
mineral content of the food. This method removes (volatile) organic acids
that will be metabolized to
carbon dioxide and water. It
seems surprising that a lemon or grapefruit would be considered alkaline,
but it is the effect of the food on the physiology AFTER it has been
digested and metabolized that we are interested in. The (non-volatile) residual effect of
food on the acid/alkaline balance in the body is determined by the mineral
content of the food.
Twelve Ways to Restore Acid/Alkaline Balance in Your Body
If your saliva is too acid you may wish to increase the alkalinity of your body. Ways to do this include:
1. Eat mostly alkaline foods. The general "rule of thumb" is to eat 20% acid foods and 80% alkaline foods.
Minimize the "strongly acid" foods. So about three quarters of
your plate should be covered with alkaline foods.
Strongly Acid (minimize)
Mild Acid 20%
Mild Alkaline 80%
Strongly Alkaline (supplement)
milk, yoghurt, kefir, soft curds
It is the chlorine
in municipal drinking water, sulphur in the
concentrated protein of meat, fish, eggs and hard cheese, and
phosphorous in meat and soft drinks that makes these foods
so acidic. In general, a more
vegetarian diet is more alkaline. It is a question of
balance, and at present the balance is tilted too heavily in the
direction of acid foods.
Fats and oils have a
neutral pH, neither acid nor alkaline. Plant-based beverages
(tea, coffee, cocoa, herbal teas, beer, wine, juices of fruits
and vegetables) are generally mildly alkaline. The above summary
is based on a detailed
Acid Base Food Table
(your computer should be able to translate this for you. Try right click). If you want more
information, here are some articles you can read
The healthiest dairy products to
consume have never been pasteurized or homogenized. Look for "raw" milk, and
cheese made from raw milk. Kefir is better for your gut than yoghurt. The healthiest way to consume grains and legumes
is in the form of sprouts. In a sense, by
sprouting grains or legumes you are turning them into vegetables. Plus, the
sprouting process deactivates enzyme inhibitors and other chemicals in the
seeds so that in some cases cooking is no longer
necessary. There are many advantages to eating foods raw when possible, as
we discuss on our raw foods page.
Alkalize For Health endorses the "nutritarian"
diet advocated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
2. Supplement your diet with alkaline minerals.
The main alkaline minerals in the body are calcium,
magnesium, sodium and potassium. These minerals complement
each other. For example, calcium is needed to contract a muscle and magnesium is needed to relax
it. At a cellular level, your cells maintain a balance of potassium
inside and sodium outside, but this pumping of potassium and
sodium requires magnesium. The
concentration in cells is controlled by sodium. All four
of these minerals work together in the body. Problems arise
in the body when one or more of the minerals are deficient
or when the minerals are out of balance with each other.
For example, here is a look at potassium vs.
When potassium is insufficient, and
sodium is excessive, the potassium/sodium pump is not able to keep sodium
out of the cells. As sodium enters the cells they swell with water (cellular
edema), energy production is reduced, and the cellular metabolism of
proteins and fats is inhibited.
People in North America tend to
consume too much calcium and sodium and insufficient potassium and magnesium.
This is often reflected in urine tests which show calcium and sodium being
excreted while potassium and magnesium are being retained. This is why we are not
much interested in urine pH, which simply reflects waste being discarded by the body. Of much greater interest is the pH
of saliva, which reflects your success in maintaining an alkaline condition
your body. (Beyond this, we do suggest checking your blood oxygen level
using a finger pulse
oximeter. See our oxygen
page for more information.) If you are having difficulty in becoming alkaline, checking the pH
of your urine and finding that it is alkaline will show that the alkalinity
is being absorbed into the blood. Some of it will then be excreted by the
kidneys as alkaline urine. You can take three pH strips and line them up on
the edge of the bathroom sink. Dip the first into water containing potassium
bicarbonate, dip the second into the urine stream and dip the third into
saliva. Ideally they will look quite similar.
Eating too much calcium inhibits the absorption of magnesium, and eating too
much magnesium inhibits the absorption of calcium (Hoffer
& Saul, pages 156-159). These two minerals need to be consumed in an
appropriate balance. A problem arises because dairy products contain calcium
but little magnesium. There is no relationship between the consumption of
calcium and the incidence of osteoporosis. However, magnesium does increase
In the North American diet, excess
calcium is coming primarily from dairy products and supplements, and excess sodium is coming from
"prepared foods" that are loaded with salt. Largely missing from the diet
are potassium and magnesium that would come from eating fruits and
vegetables. A diet based on fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, with a small amount of
dairy, would give the body all
four of the alkaline minerals in better balance. This is the diet we
recommend in point number 1 above. Given that the kidneys will excrete
excess minerals and retain what the body needs, it is not necessary to
be overly concerned about consuming "right" amounts of calcium, magnesium,
sodium and potassium. Just make sure that your diet contains all four of the
alkaline minerals in reasonable balance.
Note that the Recommended
Dietary Allowance (from the National Institutes of Health) is
very different from the "% Daily Value" (from the Food
and Drug Administration) shown on food labels. For example, the food
Value" for sodium is 2,400 mg. This is MUCH higher than the RDA for
sodium and is extremely misleading in favor of food manufacturers who
add salt to "enhance" the flavor of their flavorless foods. The "Daily
Value" for potassium is just the opposite. At 3,500 mg it is is far
below the RDA. This discriminates against foods that offer healthy
amounts of potassium and sodium, and completely distorts the
potassium/sodium ratio in favor of disease. The
proposed changes to the food label omit magnesium entirely. It is
completely ignored (which is a clue that magnesium is genuinely
important to your health. Also, this hides the lack of magnesium in
dairy products which is an embarrassment to the dairy industry). Plus,
if you look closely at the
Proposed Nutrition Facts label you will see that 260 mg of Calcium
is 20% of the Daily Value, implying that the new Daily Value is going to
be 1,300 mg. The dairy industry will love this.
Calcium supplements are generally
500 mg to 1,000 mg, which
is probably too much. The World Health Organization recommends only 500
mg/day for children and 800 mg of calcium daily for adults. This lower amount of
calcium is easily obtainable from food. Too much calcium, particularly if not accompanied by
sufficient magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, and trace minerals can CAUSE many
health problems (1,
2). People in third world countries generally have
strong bones yet consume much less calcium than in wealthier countries.
The secret is they get plenty of vitamin D from sunshine and lots of
potassium and magnesium from fruits and vegetables.
From the above table it is clear that potassium is
the main alkalizing mineral in the body. Therefore, it is
interesting that potassium supplements are generally 99 mg which is
virtually useless (thank the FDA for this). This is why we suggest 1 teaspoon of
potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) in a glass of water daily
(or 1/2 teaspoon in water once or twice daily). There are about 5 grams in a
teaspoon of baking soda, and of this about 2 grams are potassium
and 3 grams are bicarbonate. Watch this
Here is a link to the
paper discussed in the video. Potassium bicarbonate is available as an
alternative to the sodium bicarbonate ordinarily used as baking soda.
In our experience, potassium bicarbonate in water has a pleasant
slightly salty taste.
Potassium and bicarbonate are the
main alkalizing ions in saliva. "The net result of these transport
processes is that under resting conditions, the concentrations of
sodium and chloride ions in the saliva are only about 15 mEq/liter each,
about one seventh to one tenth their concentrations in plasma. On the
other hand, the concentration of potassium ions is about 30 mEq/liter,
seven times as great as its concentration in plasma, and the
concentration of bicarbonate ions is 50 to 70 mEq/liter, about two to
three times that of plasma." -
Guyton & Hall, page 818. As a side note, the salivary glands
also have pumps (known as "sodium-iodide symporter") to concentrate
iodide into the saliva. If you have ever wondered why human saliva is
not antiseptic, one reason might be that most modern humans do not
eat enough iodine/iodide. The iodide concentration in saliva can reach
100 times that seen in plasma. Iodide accumulation in both the
salivary glands and thyroid gland is inhibited by perchlorate and
nitrate which are commonly found in drinking water. Thiocyanate found in
cigarette smoke also inhibits iodide accumulation in the salivary glands
and thyroid. (mEq or meq means "milliequivalents" and is a term used in
chemistry to indicate that the number has been multiplied by 1,000. This
gives a convenient way to talk about very small numbers, such as the
measurement of substances in biological fluids.)
If you are just beginning to
alkalize your body, you might want to take a little more potassium
bicarbonate for your initial "loading". In 1926,
Arm & Hammer offered these instructions "During the first day take
six doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in
glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals. During the second day
take four doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda
in glass of cool water, at the same intervals. During the third day take
two doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in
glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful
in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured." Since
most people eat too much sodium and not enough potassium, we suggest substituting potassium bicarbonate for some of
As a general rule, when
supplementing with potassium bicarbonate start with half a teaspoon
taken with water once or twice a day. Slowly increase the number of
doses and the size of each dose at a rate your body finds comfortable.
Level off when your saliva pH is between 7 and 7.5. Maintain this pH for
the rest of your life, letting the pH test tell you what is a sufficient
daily dose of potassium bicarbonate. Don't be impatient and do not get
discouraged. It may take some time for the accumulation of acid in your
body to be neutralized.
If you start showing signs such as muscle cramps or low blood pressure (90/60 or lower)
that can result from too little sodium relative to potassium, then you
might substitute some sodium bicarbonate for potassium bicarbonate or
eat more salt. You can also put half a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
and half a teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate into your cup of water.
Here is a secret known to chefs. The salty taste can
be masked by sweetness, acidity or fat. So you might add a little sweetener
(xylitol or stevia) plus ascorbic acid powder (vitamin C) to your daily
bicarbonate drinks. The result is a fizzy effervescent drink. Here is our formula. Put in a glass one teaspoon of potassium
bicarbonate + 1 tsp of sodium bicarbonate + 1 tsp of ascorbic acid
powder + sweetener and then add water. You now have a glass of
wonderful tasty beverage much like soda pop except that it is alkaline
instead of acid.
The whole family will enjoy this. Give it a good stir and drink with a straw.
If you save some undissolved xylitol crystals for the end, then
they leave a sweet aftertaste in the mouth.
Calcium supplements generally
contain some magnesium. However, magnesium is difficult to absorb and
there are indications (1,
6) that you should get
as much magnesium as calcium, which is why we suggest taking
supplemental magnesium daily. Do an
Internet search for "rda magnesium too low" for more information.
After nine months, women on magnesium supplements increased bone density by about 11%.-
Journal of Nutritional
and Environmental Medicine, 1991; 2:165-178. "Multiple
studies have shown that higher magnesium intake is associated with a
higher bone mineral density in both men and women." -
Dr. Mercola. Magnesium deficiency is a primary cause of
disease, and plays a role in
type 2 diabetes. The magnesium supplement we recommend is called "Enzymatic
Therapy - Krebs Magnesium-Potassium Chelates". Each of these tablets
give you 250 mg of magnesium, 100 mg of potassium plus these two
alkaline minerals are chelated with five organic acids that are used in
the Krebs cycle. The Krebs cycle, also known as the citric acid cycle,
is the process in cells that creates cellular energy and is known as
cellular respiration. We discuss this in greater detail on our
page. Alternatively, tablets of potassium magnesium citrate can
provide magnesium plus some more potassium. Potassium citrate is helpful
to increase the zeta potential of bodily fluids, as is discussed in
point number 7 below. Magnesium oxide and citric acid in water will
produce magnesium citrate.
If you want to eat salt, use unrefined salt which contains
about 60 trace minerals in addition to sodium chloride. It is generally colored (grey,
comes in large crystals. Put it in a grinder and keep it on the dining table
beside the pepper grinder. There is evidence that "high sodium intake
induces a low grade metabolic acidosis and thereby causes bone resorption."
Some people, particularly older adults, have
low blood sodium generally as a side effect of something else.
Young has created an alkalizing nutritional supplement called
pHour Salts that contains sodium bicarbonate, potassium
bicarbonate, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride.
Scientists refer to two kinds of acidosis and alkalosis: respiratory and
metabolic. Respiratory acidosis and alkalosis are basically caused by
too little or too much breathing. Too little breathing allows carbonic
acid to build up in the blood, causing the blood to become acidic. Too
much breathing (hyperventilation) causes carbonic acid in the blood to
fall to abnormally low levels making the blood more alkaline. Carbonic
acid is created by combining carbon dioxide with water.
Metabolic acidosis and alkalosis
are caused by diet and metabolism.
All metabolic wastes are acids: carbonic acid results from
oxygen metabolism and lactic acid results from anaerobic metabolism,
phosphoric and sulfuric acids come from protein metabolism, and so on. Uric acid (C5H4N4O3)
results from the metabolism of purines which are a substance found in
dying cells and certain foods. For example, consumption of animal protein leads to
increased uric acid.
"Lungs eliminate about 13000 mEq
of hydrogen ions (H+) daily, as opposed to only 40 to 80 mEq excreted
daily by the kidneys." - Sources
2 The hydrogen ions (and carbon dioxide) eliminated by the lungs are
coming from carbonic acid (H2CO3).
(Editor's note: The
excretion of acid by the kidneys (40 to 80 mEq of hydrogen ions) mostly
in the form of uric acid, phosphates and ammonia assumes the kidneys are healthy and
functioning at full capacity. Chronic dehydration significantly reduces
how much waste the kidneys can excrete. Consumption of unhealthy fats,
too much sugar and salt, heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium), drugs,
toxins, infections, atherosclerosis, amyloidosis, and other factors damage the kidneys.
Kidney function declines with age, falling about 1% per year after age
40. Kidney disease in
children is also increasing. In reality,
very few people have fully functioning kidneys.)
The kidneys are a vast network of filters. Each individual filter is
called a "nephron", and each of your two kidneys has about one million
nephrons. However, as the kidneys are damaged due to trauma, diet and
lifestyle defects, infections, drugs, etc. the number of functioning nephrons declines.
When the number of functioning nephrons has declined by 70% to 80%
obvious health problems begin to appear due to inadequate filtration of
body fluids. When functioning nephrons have declined 90% you either die
or go on dialysis. "Kidney disease is often called a 'silent'
disease, because most people have
no symptoms before they are diagnosed. In fact, you might feel just
fine until your kidneys have almost stopped working."
Guyton & Hall (pages 417-418) list the consequences of declining
kidney function: edema from water and salt retention, acidosis,
retention of waste products such as urea and uric acid, retention of
other substances normally excreted including sulfates and phosphates,
anemia, osteomalacia (demineralization of the bones), and hypertension.
Vitamin D is converted by the kidneys to "active vitamin D" and as
kidney function declines so does active vitamin D.
1. kidney failure - nearly
everyone probably has this to some degree
2. consumption of acids - nearly everyone is consuming an acid diet
3. diabetes - faulty sugar metabolism results in acid formation
4. & 5. vomiting and diarrhea can cause loss of bicarbonate from the
6. kidney defect.
To diagnose acidosis,
Hall (page 401) state, "Therefore, in metabolic acidosis, one would
expect a low pH, a low plasma bicarbonate concentration, and a reduction
in Pco2 after partial respiratory
To treat acidosis,
Guyton and Hall (page 401) recommend attempting to
correct the underlying problem, plus supplemental sodium bicarbonate or
other substances that will produce bicarbonate in the body.
The greatest volume of acid
is removed by the lungs, followed by a very limited
ability of the kidneys to remove acid, and sweating.
Beyond this, the body depends on buffers to neutralize acids. We
maintain that declining kidney function combined with the highly acid modern diet
eventually overwhelms the kidneys and
buffers, resulting in chronic metabolic acidosis.
To some degree,
respiratory alkalosis can balance metabolic acidosis. Beyond this, the
result is osteoporosis, gout, kidney stones, gall stones and other
problems from accumulating acid in the system.
When we read about acidosis and
alkalosis on the Internet, the medical profession always seems focused
on the blood. The pH of blood is kept within a narrow range. Our focus
is what happens to the rest of the body.
What happens when you consume potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3)?
Potassium bicarbonate dissolves in water, becoming potassium (K+)
and bicarbonate (HCO3-).
The potassium is used by the body, and surplus potassium will be removed
by the kidneys.
The bicarbonate removes acid (H+) from the body:
HCO3- + H+ --► H2CO3 bicarbonate plus
acid becomes carbonic acid that is transported by the blood to the lungs
H2CO3 --► H2O
+ CO2 the lungs breathe out carbon dioxide, leaving only
H2O + O2 the
lungs breathe in oxygen. The red blood cells pick up oxygen from the
Note that bicarbonate is used up by this process.
As you can see, bicarbonate HCO3-
unites with an H+ ion
to produce carbonic acid, and in the lungs carbon dioxide is
expelled leaving only water. Bicarbonate is
the main buffer in the body. Bicarbonate and bicarbonate precursors
occur naturally in fruits and
vegetables, and the ancient hunter gatherer diet contained far more
bicarbonate than the modern meat and grain diet. Instead, the meat and
grain diet depletes the body's store of bicarbonate.
Conservation of Protein
Starting about age 30, the average person loses about 1% of lean
muscle mass per year, year after year. This protein is replaced by fat.
By old age the accumulated loss of muscle mass causes frailty that leads
to falls, lack of mobility and eventual loss of independence.
The main reason for loss of muscle mass is said to be lack of exercise.
Loss of muscle mass brings reduced physical activity that further
reduces muscle mass. Other causes of muscle atrophy include medications
(corticosteroids) and diseases (polio, Lou Gehrig's, Guillain-Barre,
muscular dystrophy). Cachexia is associated with cancer. As cancer
consumes the body's resources, the body wastes away. This wasting away
is called cachexia.
All protein contains carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. Fat and
sugar are made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The uniqueness of protein
is nitrogen. When protein is broken down, the nitrogen is released as
In an acid environment, the (NH2-)
will combine with H+ to form
ammonia (NH3) which is then
discarded by the kidneys into the urine. So we can see here is another
mechanism to remove H+ ions from
the body. The H+ ion can combine
with bicarbonate and be removed via the lungs, or the
H+ ion can combine with (NH2-)
to form ammonia and be removed via the kidneys.
In the article
Diet, evolution and aging on page 207 we read, "In disorders that
cause chronic metabolic acidosis, protein degradation in skeletal muscle
is accelerated [75-77], which increases the production of nitrogen
end-products that are eliminated in the urine, thereby inducing negative
nitrogen balance ." Our conclusion is that in addition to
exercise, one must maintain an alkaline condition in the body for muscle
mass to be maintained.
The article goes on to say,
"And by correcting the pre-existing low-grade metabolic acidosis,
decreased the pre-treatment rate of muscle proteolysis, further
contributing to the improvement in nitrogen balance. The magnitude of
the KHCO3-induced nitrogen sparing effect was potentially sufficient to
both prevent continuing loss of muscle mass and to restore previously
accrued deficits." -
Textbook of Medical Physiology
by Guyton & Hall (pages 397-398) takes the analysis
further, stating that in the tubular lumen of the kidney ammonia NH3
will pick up an additional hydrogen ion H+
to become ammonium NH4+.
Furthermore, chronic acidosis can increase NH4+
excretion as much as ten fold, to 500 mEQ/day, whereas in a state of
alkalosis no ammonia-ammonium is excreted because there are no excess
hydrogen ions available.
The kidneys can produce bicarbonate from carbonic acid, but they do this
by transferring a hydrogen ion H+ to ammonia. In other words, the
kidneys create bicarbonate at the expense of protein. The kidneys
create bicarbonate only in the presence of acidosis. When the body is
alkaline, the blood does not need more bicarbonate.
of Non-Compensated Latent Acidosis
case of experimental acidosis induced orally, the result is
a general reduction of buffer capacity - firstly to that of
the blood and, with further acidic stress, to that of the
intra-cellular spaces and the bone surface. If acid is
supplied over a longer period, buffering is performed by
releasing minerals from bone (Lemann et al., 1966). This
observation has led to the hypothesis that a significant
cause of osteoporosis (weakening of the bones) is a high
acid strain associated with diet (Wachman und Bernstein,
case of latent acidosis, the connective tissue also suffers.
When the buffer capacity is falling, the acid formed in the
cells is stored in the musculature and in the connective
collagen tissue consists of proteoglycan, whose portion of
glucosaminoglycan is, for example, strongly charged with
many sulphur residues. If these charges are neutralized by
protons, the capacity of the proteoglycan to absorb water is
reduced. The consequence is a loss of elasticity that has a
deleterious effect on the functioning of cartilage tissue,
tendons and ligaments. In the case of mechanical strain, the
wearing of the cartilage tissue in particular will be
musculature itself can also suffer structural inflexibility
because of acid deposits (through the transition of the
inter-cellular fibres from a standard, rather liquid state
to a less liquid gel); circulation declines and the disposal
of acids is also handicapped by this. Muscle hardening and
rheumatism of the soft parts can also be the consequence.
note: The "acid deposits" mentioned above may take some time
to be neutralized by your new alkaline diet and supplements.
So if your saliva pH stubbornly remains acidic, or turns
acid again a short while after consuming potassium
bicarbonate, do not give
up. Persistence and determination are needed as you
continue to alkalize your body until the accumulated acid
deposits are dissolved and an alkaline condition is created
throughout the body.)
Bones and teeth are made from calcium
phosphate. You can consume calcium in the form of bone meal or calcium
hydroxyapatite which contain the needed phosphate, or you can take your
calcium with a separate source of phosphate, such as lecithin or chia seeds. To preserve
your bones and teeth it is good to consume about one gram of calcium and
one tablespoon of lecithin or chia seeds daily. We mention lecithin and chia
seeds in several places on this website because they provide many benefits to the body. Vitamins
and K are
needed for absorption and utilization of calcium, and doctors are
recommending more vitamin D as the benefits of vitamin D
become known. Vitamin D can help prevent
16 different types of cancer. Vitamin K1 is abundant in leafy green
vegetables, and vitamin K2 is made by healthy gut flora. Both
forms of vitamin K are needed by the body for good health, however it is K2
that is essential for healthy teeth and bones.
Based on the body's indicated
daily vitamin D usage, the Vitamin D Council recommends the
following amounts of supplemental vitamin D3 per day in
the absence of proper sun exposure.
- Healthy infants - 1,000
IU/day - Healthy children - 1,000 IU/day per every 25 lbs of body
weight. - Healthy adults - 5,000 IU/day
Additionally, children and adults
with chronic health conditions
may need as much as
double these amounts.
If you want to supplement your diet
with 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily, it is not necessary to consume a dozen low
dose soft gels. If you search the Internet, you will find 5,000 IU soft gels
available. Given that the body can produce 10,000 to 20,000 IU of vitamin D daily from
sunshine, a supplement of 5,000 IU does not seem excessive. It is still a
good idea to expose your skin to the sun or a
sunlamp on a regular basis, because the skin produces a variety of forms of vitamin D,
including a water-soluble form called vitamin D3 sulfate that can do things
and go places in the body that the fat soluble vitamin D cannot. The body will not produce more vitamin D than it needs, so
getting too much vitamin D is unlikely. If you want to take 10,000 IU per
day in supplements then a divided dose of one 5,000 IU soft gel with food at
two different meals may be best.
Teeth are held in the gums by
connective tissue, and formation of connective tissue needs vitamins C, A and D. About
3 or 4 grams of vitamin C daily plus adequate vitamins A and D are required to prevent receding gums and the
formation of pockets between the teeth and gums. Nearly everyone has
sulcus is the space between the tooth and the gum. If
you have gum problems, it is helpful to clean this space
gently and properly. The technique is different from
cleaning the teeth. Here is a
video showing how to clean the sulcus. To clean the
sulcus in this manner you will need a special "blotting
brush" available on the Internet.
You might also use a dental irrigator with a spoonful of
bleach added to the water.
"Oil pulling" helps
clean the mouth and gumline. "Oil pulling" means
swishing oil in the mouth for 20 minutes. Why oil?
Everyone knows that oil and water do not mix. Every
micro-organism in the mouth is lipid coated. "Lipid"
means oil. Rinsing the mouth with water does not wash
out the micro-organisms. However, daily rinsing the
mouth with oil washes them away. Billions of them. Any
healthy oil should work. Spit the oil into the garbage
when you are done.
Video. Read more
about the benefits of oil pulling
You also might
try making a small quantity of paste from baking soda
and 3% hydrogen peroxide, then rub the paste on the damaged gum
line. Leave it there. Repeat regularly. Some doctors
advocate this as an
alternative to gum surgery
Over a period of several years, with this treatment the
gum can reattach to the tooth and pockets fill in. Also
helpful to the gums are aloe vera, green tea, and clove
Teeth are made
from calcium phosphate which must be obtained from the
diet. Good sources include bone meal and calcium
hydroxyapatite. Proper utilization of calcium within the
body requires adequate magnesium plus vitamins D and K2.
These nutrients all need to be in proper balance. Learn
Tooth enamel is rebuilt both from
within and without by an enzyme called adenosine diphosphatase. This enzyme
is one of dozens of enzymes in the body that are inactivated by fluoride. It
is best to avoid all sources of fluoride. Dr. Yoshiaki Omura found that
eating one tablespoon of cilantro daily will help clear the body of heavy
metals such as mercury, lead, and aluminum. These metals can be incorporated
into enzymes throughout the body, rendering the enzymes dysfunctional.
Avoid eating dried
fruit that sticks to the teeth. Make extra sure your teeth are
clean before going to bed. That way your teeth will be maximum clean for the longest time, giving them
an opportunity to heal. From time to time, use a "disclosure tablet" and
redo missed areas.
charged H+ ion in acid saliva will pull the negatively
charged phosphate ion right out of the tooth. Alkaline
saliva is necessary to preserve and rebuild tooth
enamel. Drink acidic liquids (e.g. lemonade) through a
straw to minimize contact with the teeth. Rinse the
mouth with water after consuming an acidic food or
Oral bacteria live
in specific pH ranges. Acid producing (anaerobic) bacteria live in
an acid environment and die when the saliva becomes
alkaline. Similarly, healthy (aerobic) oral bacteria live in a
neutral to alkaline environment and die when
the saliva becomes acidic.
Ideally, you need a permanent conversion to healthy oral
bacteria living in an alkaline environment.
Use a toothpaste containing xylitol
Xylitol breaks up the biofilm that protects decay-causing bacteria and holds
acidic bacterial waste against the enamel. Xylitol also
changes the bacterial population of the mouth, favoring
non-decay causing bacteria. Alternatively, baking soda
makes a good toothpaste, and a little hydrogen peroxide
mixed with it will help break down bacterial biofilm.
You might consider
using an extra soft toothbrush designed for sensitive
Eat a diet of
whole, unrefined foods. Dr. Weston Price examined
the excellent dental health of primitive peoples around
the world and found that the common factor was a diet of
whole, unrefined foods. This diet contains fresh fruit
and vegetables, whole grains, fresh organic meats, fats,
plus raw and fermented dairy. No white flour, white sugar,
white rice, modern vegetable oils, or canned goods. Of particular importance for
strong bones and teeth are the fat soluble vitamins (A,
D, and K2). Kefir and sauerkraut are sources of
vitamin K2. Videos
According to Dr.
Kevin Boyd, dental plaque is not intrinsically
acid-producing. It does not produce tooth decay until it
becomes "activated". What activates plaque is simple
carbohydrates that are not conjugated to their native
fiber (which actually provides mechanical cleansing of
sugar or white flour. Teeth are porous and healthy teeth have a flow of fluid from within
carrying nutrients through to the outer structure of the tooth. Sugar, white flour and stress stop
this flow of fluid, preventing the teeth from maintaining themselves. For
more information search the Internet for "dentinal fluid transport" or read
book. (By "stress" what is meant here is stimulation of the sympathetic
nervous system, also called the "fight or flight"
response. This is the opposite of stimulation of the
parasympathetic nervous system or the "rest and repair"
response which facilitates the healthy flow of dentinal
Eat fruit, vegetables, proteins and fats. Avoid refined
sugar/carbohydrate in all its forms.
diet that is based on fat for energy rather than
carbohydrates is better for your teeth. On the ketogenic
diet, your meals and
snacks should essentially be vegetables, proteins and
healthy fats. Avoid sugar/carbohydrate in all its forms.
Find a dentist
minimally invasive dentistry and biomimetic dentistry
For a whitener
that is gentle on sensitive teeth try Smiles to Go.
of the population between the ages of 65 to 74 has
no teeth? Canada 24.6%, United States 22.3%, Finland
36%, United Kingdom 36%.
a link between oral health and systemic health.
Dr. Gerson (page 246) gave his
cancer patients a 10% potassium
solution. Perhaps you can find a potassium drink in your local health food
store. Potassium tablets are commonly available. Potassium chloride is often
found in grocery stores as a dietary salt alternative to sodium chloride. Search on the Internet for a suppliers of potassium chloride,
bicarbonate, potassium citrate, and
potassium iodide if you cannot find them locally.
"A mass spectrographic analysis of cancer cells showed that the cell membrane readily attached cesium, rubidium and potassium, and transmitted these elements with their associated molecules into the cancer cell. In contrast cancer membranes did not transmit sodium, magnesium, and calcium into the cell: the amount of calcium within a cancer cell is only about 1% of that for normal cells.
Potassium transports glucose into the cell. Calcium and magnesium transport oxygen into the cell. As a consequence of the above, oxygen cannot enter cancer cells so the glucose which is normally burned to carbon dioxide and water undergoes fermentation to form lactic acid within the cell. This anaerobic condition was pointed out by Warburg, as early as 1924.
Potassium, and especially rubidium and cesium are the most basic of the elements. When they are taken up by the cancer cells they will thus raise the pH of the cells.
Since they are very strong bases as compared to the weak lactic acid it is possible that the pH will be raised to values in the 8.5 to 9 range. In this range the life of the cancer cell is short, being a matter of days at the most. The dead cancer cells are then absorbed by the body fluids and eventually eliminated from the system." - Dr. Brewer, High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium, page 5.
"M. von Ardenne of Dresden, East Germany investigated
the tolerance of cancerous cells to pH levels...He found that cells at
pH levels...above 7.5 enter a dormant state. At a pH of 7.8 and
especially above 8 the life of the cell is very short." - Dr. Brewer, High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium, page
Vernon's Dance With Cancer
Vernon Johnston had stage IV prostate cancer metastasized to his bones.
His cancer disappeared in two weeks after starting to alkalize his body.
Cesium dietary supplements
(cesium carbonate, cesium chloride) are available on the Internet.
However, moderation is a virtue. Cesium is ordinarily a trace mineral
in the diet. Health Canada reports that some people have
problems with their consumption of large quantities of cesium salts when dealing with
cancer. Generally, we use more economical potassium bicarbonate and sodium
bicarbonate as our main alkalizers,
supplemented with tablets of potassium magnesium citrate and/or the
Krebs Magnesium-Potassium Chelates mentioned above. These are
nutrients needed by the body. The more expensive cesium
carbonate and cesium chloride are a last resort cancer treatment, and
not ordinarily part of the diet except in trace amounts.
After drinking a glass of
potassium bicarbonate, cesium chloride, cesium carbonate
or vegetable juice people often experience an oxygen
rush. The mind becomes more alert and clear, the body
feels as though it is being cleansed and refreshed from
within. What is happening?
The pH of arterial blood is
normally 7.4 and venous blood is 7.35. However, this
need not always be the case. In the
Textbook of Medical Physiology
page 386, Guyton & Hall state regarding the pH of blood
"The lower limit of pH at which a person can live more
than a few hours is about 6.8, and the upper limit is
about 8.0." Elsewhere on the same page they say it a
different way, "Normal variations are only about 3 to 5
nEq/liter, but under extreme conditions, the hydrogen
ion can vary from as low as 10 nEq/liter to as high as
160 nEq/liter without causing death". From low to high,
this represents a 16 fold variation in oxygen
availability in the blood. We can say this because OH-
is an oxygen donor and pOH varies inversely to pH.
In other words, there is a range
of pH even for the blood. The kidneys do their best to
maintain a constant pH in the blood, but they take time
to do their job. When you drink a glass of alkaline
solution, the alkalinity is absorbed into the blood
quite quickly. If you have experienced the oxygen rush,
you may have noticed that it can last an hour or more
until the kidneys have restored the blood pH. If you
drink a second glass of alkalinity an hour or two after
the first, you may experience another oxygen rush. Dr.
Max Gerson had his patients drink a glass of vegetable
juice supplemented with 10% potassium solution each
waking hour of the day. This creates pulses of
alkalinity coursing through your veins.
Since the kidneys act so slowly,
ordinarily the body relies on the lungs and buffers to
rapidly normalize pH. Extra breathing and bicarbonate
can quickly remove a temporary excess of acid, but the system is not
designed to quickly remove excess alkalinity. This gives
acid deposits in the body time to react to the temporary
boost of alkalinity and be neutralized.
It is important to not over do
it. Too much of anything quickly becomes a bad thing.
Too much potassium, for example, can cause problems for
the heart. Too much sodium or cesium create their own
problems. It is a question of balance. So take it
easy, enjoy the oxygen rush, but don't overdo it. An
advantage of having an
8 part program for cancer is that
no aspect needs to be taken to extreme, and any
deficiencies in one part should be compensated for by
the others. As your body becomes more alkaline, the
effect of drinking an alkaline solution will be less
noticeable. You will have a high level of alkalinity and oxygen 24/7.
While it is well known that calcium
needs vitamin D in order to be absorbed and utilized, most people in
northern climates tend to be deficient in vitamin D, particularly in winter.
Even in summer, recent advice from the medical profession to avoid the sun
and to block ultraviolet light from reaching the skin through the use of
sunscreens leads to vitamin D deficiency. Better advice is to experience the
sun in moderation in all seasons. Stay out of the sun during the hottest
part of a summer day, but otherwise utilize the sunlight to maximize your
vitamin D production. Plus, consume vitamin D dietary supplements in all
seasons. Supplementing the diet of
seniors with vitamin D significantly reduces the possibility of bone
fractures. There is
evidence that vitamin D helps prevent cancer. A good source of
vitamin D is fish oil. Fish oil also contains vitamin A, and there is
evidence that vitamin A helps cure
Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, affecting children as young as
two or three years of age. Why not give your children a spoonful of cod
liver oil each day?
While it is
commonly understood that the body needs calcium to build bones, what is not generally known is bones are a complex matrix of many different minerals and if all the required minerals are not present then strong bones cannot be built. There are at least 18 key bone-building nutrients essential for optimum bone health. The implication is that it is easier to destroy bone through excess acidity in the body than it is to rebuild bone. Furthermore, as farm soils become depleted of many trace minerals the foods grown on these soils contain less and less of the required nutrients. At last count, the human body requires 90 different nutrients for optimum health, and the list is growing year by year. A good
nutritional supplement is no longer optional.
Magnesium is a precursor to an important substance in the body called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid levels in the body are higher in people
whose diet contains an abundance of magnesium. Hyaluronic acid is
necessary for connective tissue formation and helps maintain healthy
joints, prevent skin wrinkles, prevent hernias, and promote the
healing of wounds and surgical incisions.
An abundance of B vitamins
is also necessary for healthy joints.
Absorption of B vitamins is facilitated by beneficial bacteria in the
intestines. Many drugs interfere with these beneficial bacteria. For
more information see Dr. David Williams Alternatives October
2006. (Editor's note: The use of
niacinamide (the amide form of
vitamin B3) to reverse arthritis
and joint pain, and rebuild damaged cartilage was discovered by Dr.
William Kaufman in the 1930's. For both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
arthritis. Dr. Kaufman divided the total daily dose
into ten small doses to be taken periodically through the waking hours
in order to maintain a constant level of the vitamin in the blood. For
more information do an Internet search for "niacinamide arthritis kaufman".)
Niacinamide supplementation may also help prevent type 1 diabetes.
Niacin (vitamin B3) is a metabolite of the essential amino acid tryptophan.
supplementation with DMG (Dimethylglycine) improves oxygen
utilization throughout the body, and is particularly useful in areas
such as joints which receive little oxygen. People with many different
joint problems are found to respond favorably to DMG. Plus, regular
exercise such as walking or swimming for half an hour daily improves
circulation in the joints, removing wastes and providing nutrients.
Dietary supplementation with SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine)
and B vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12) helps reduce
pain and inflammation while rebuilding cartilage.
This combination of B vitamins, DMG,
and SAMe works magic in many areas of the body, helping to prevent
cancer and metastases, heal the arteries, cleanse the liver, strengthen
the immune system, reverse the damaging effects of aging and much more.
Many people may already have sufficient DMG and SAMe in their body, with
their utilization hindered only by insufficient B vitamins. We would suggest starting with B vitamin
supplementation, followed if needed by DMG supplementation because it is
inexpensive. Some of the DMG will be converted by the body into SAMe. Save the more costly SAMe supplementation for last and only
if necessary. Diagram of the
metabolic pathways (slide #20).
Folic acid is
the synthetic form of folate. (The natural form of folate is
better). Folate gets its name from the Latin word "folium" because
it is found in leafy greens (foliage), which are also a good source of
Charlotte Gerson reports that individuals following
the Gerson Therapy have had good results with collagen diseases such as
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Scleroderma. See
Healing the Gerson Way, pages 80 - 83.
2 helps remove autoimmune
and inflammatory conditions. People with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
arthritis have reported considerable benefit from Earthing. Alkaline
decreased pain in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Linus Pauling
and Dr. Matthias Rath recommend vitamin C plus the amino acids lysine
and proline for healthy
collagen (connective tissue, cartilage).
orotate and cartilage. A high blood level of
vitamin D helps both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Eat
curcumin/turmeric, freshly ground flax seeds (1 to 2 tablespoons in
a smoothie daily) and other
anti-inflammatory foods. Iodine for an
underactive thyroid. Listen to
Dr. Rowen. Try Ostinol™
for arthritis pain. Stir a heaping tablespoon of chicken cartilage powder
into your orange juice each morning, and after three or four months
your arthritis should be gone. Doing yoga asanas for a few minutes
daily helps to keep the body flexible.
3. Supplement your diet with freshly made fruit and vegetable juices. As a treatment for cancer, some doctors recommend one 8 ounce glass per hour for every waking hour of the day. We could never eat the amount of nutrition we drink with these juices.
4.Learn and practice Transcendental Meditation (TM). TM is a non-dietary way to increase the alkalinity of your body. TM gives
the body a very deep level of rest and is an effective antidote to stress. Stress is insidious because it affects us 24 hours each day. Stress causes the heart to beat too fast, the muscles to be too tense, the entire metabolism to be too fast. Metabolic waste products are acids (lactic acid, uric acid, etc.), which is one reason why dissolving stress increases the alkalinity of the body. The effectiveness of TM is evidenced by a 53% reduction in overall health care costs and a 55% reduction in cancer (Psychosomatic Medicine 49 (1987): 493-507,
American Journal of Managed Care Volume 3, Number 1, (1997): 135-144).
Hi Alkalize For Health,
Wow what a great site, thank you. I must tell you why I was so impressed. When I was given less than a year to live in 1993, I read a lot about Max Gerson (I visited his clinic in Mexico last year) but more importantly I started on a diet to alkalize my body and get the pH at 7.4 or slightly alkaline.
Every day for the past 6 years I start out by drinking 5 glasses of raw vegetable juice, which even tastes great these days. Surprise surprise, no more cancer AND no more arthritis (formally diagnosed in 1992), no more cholesterol, sinus, blood pressure.
My doctor says I'm just lucky...mmmm!!!
Ross Taylor ASM Immediate Past President, Cancer Support Association of Western Australia Inc. Telephone (61) 08.9268.2560 Hand Phone:(61) 0412.446.512
(Editor's note: In 1998 Ross Taylor wrote a small book called "Living simply with Cancer" with the support of Olivia Newton-John to raise money for cancer support charities. They've raised A$375,000 so far. In the book they talk about alkaline vs. acidic diet, fresh juices, dietary supplementation, meditation and other approaches to healing yourself. You can read about it at www.lifeforce.com.au).
See Olivia Newton-John here
The above 4 ways to increase the alkalinity of your body should be effective
for most people. If you have difficulty becoming alkaline, here are eight
more ways for you to try.
5. Strengthen your digestion. As people age, the digestive system
weakens. The result can be nutritional deficiencies in the body, even when
the diet is adequate. It is not just what you eat, but what you absorb that
is important. Chew each bite of food until it is liquid before swallowing. Smaller meals are easier to digest. To improve your digestion, it may be helpful to take
supplementary hydrochloric acid (in the form of "betaine hydrochloride"),
digestive enzymes and bile with each meal. Bromelain (the enzyme in
fresh pineapple) and papain (the enzyme found in fresh papaya) are very helpful. We suggest eating fresh pineapple
Absorption of nutrients takes
place in the intestines. The small intestine is lined with "villi" which
are tiny finger shaped structures through which nutrients are absorbed.
Each villi is covered with microvilli. If viewed as a pipe, the small
intestine has an internal surface area of about 1/2 square meter.
However, when you include the villi and microvilli, the total surface
area within the small intestine available to absorb nutrients increases
250 square meters, an
increase of 500 fold. Many
digestive problems are associated with deficient and damaged villi. The
number and length of the villi can be increased by eating foods and
supplements high in nucleotides. All the cells of the villi are replaced every
seven days, making them some of the most rapidly multiplying cells in
the human body. Nucleotides are needed to build DNA and RNA in these new cells.
Other tissues with a rapid turnover of cells include skin, lungs,
kidneys, heart, blood vessels, and liver.
As people age and dental health
declines it becomes more difficult to eat salads. This is significant
because for good health as much as half of your diet should be eaten raw.
Our solution is to put raw fruits or vegetables in a blender or Vitamix,
cover them with water and blend them to create a delicious fruit smoothie or
The first thing you eat at each
meal should be a tablespoon of sauerkraut or some juice from sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a natural
probiotic that introduces beneficial healing flora into the
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride finds a connection between a healthy
gut and many different diseases. Learn on the Internet how to make your
own sauerkraut. Buy non-pasteurized sauerkraut from the refrigerated
section of your supermarket.
Another way to improve your
digestion is to go on a four day rotation diet. With this diet no
particular food is eaten more often than once in four days. This gives
the body time to rebuild the digestive substances required to digest
each food item. To do this diet, you create four completely different
daily menus and consume them in rotation. For more information search
the Internet for "4 day rotation diet".
You might also avoid foods that
you are intolerant or allergic to. Both your pulse and blood pressure
will rise after eating foods your body does not like. All you need to do
is measure your pulse or blood pressure before and half an hour after
eating a particular food. Then measure your pulse once again after
an hour. If your pulse after eating is 4 or 5 beats per minute
higher than before, then your body is reacting to the food. For more
information, search the Internet for "pulse test for allergies".
6. Bypass your digestive system by
adding minerals to your bath or foot bath or rubbing them on your skin. Epsom salts
(magnesium sulphate) can be added to your bath or foot bath. Magnesium
chloride brine from seawater, called "magnesium oil"
64 oz bottle) can be
added to your bath or rubbed
on your skin. If you have a problem with muscle cramps, try rubbing
magnesium oil on the skin over the cramped muscle, or drink some milk of
magnesia, or both. Iodine is another important anti-cancer nutrient that will be
absorbed through the skin. DMSO is a natural solvent that the body uses as a nutrient. DMSO when rubbed on the skin will carry other nutrients into the
body. A cloth soaked with flax oil can be placed on the skin over a problem
area of the body (during the day or while sleeping). If you do an enema, you might put some potassium bicarbonate in the
enema water. Nutrient enemas are also called "rectal feeding". Anal
suppositories can also be used and are sometimes called "vitamin
suppositories". Another way to bypass the digestive system is sublingual absorption of
nutrients. Sublingual vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) tablets, for example,
are the best way to absorb this nutrient. Vegetarians and the elderly should
supplement with vitamin B12 daily. Vitamin B12 is needed for a healthy
nervous system. Many health problems experienced by the
elderly are actually
due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin D is made by the skin when exposed to
sunlight or special ultraviolet B lamps
2. Vitamin D is also available as an oral spray which may be better
absorbed than oral supplements. The vitamin D oral spray may include
vitamin K2 and other nutrients. Perhaps the best antioxidant is
exercise (rebounding, yoga
asanas, daily walk), meditation, hyperthermia, a
comfortable breathing exercise (pranayama), and the
squat toilet, and you
find that about half of our 8 step anti-cancer program does not involve the
Many people have difficulty absorbing
fats, and as a result do not absorb the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) from
food and supplements very well.
This includes those with Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic
fibrosis, Celiac disease (Sprue), liver and gallbladder problems. About 10% of the population may have
Celiac disease. For all these people, an ultraviolet B lamp may be the best
way to get vitamin D. In fact, for the entire population Vitamin D from
sunlight or a UVB lamp is superior to vitamin D from supplements. Vitamin D
made by the skin in response to UVB light contains many variations of the
vitamin whose value to health is not fully known at this time. For some reason,
vitamin D made by the skin lasts twice as long in the body as vitamin D from
supplements. The skin can make 10,000 to 20,000 IU of vitamin D daily, yet
the skin will not make more vitamin D than you need, so there is no
possibility of an overdose. Since vitamin D controls the absorption and
utilization of calcium in the body, having a high level of vitamin D in the
blood may be necessary to increase your alkalinity. To prevent skin cancer
from UVB light, the main thing is to avoid sun burn. If your skin turns pink
a few minutes or hours after exposure to sunlight or UVB light, do not
expose your skin again until it has healed. UVB light does not penetrate
window glass. The UVB light must fall directly onto the skin.
7. Strengthen the nutrient carrying
capacity of your blood. Blood is a colloidal solution. The
overall negative electrical charge (called zeta potential) in the blood is
what keeps the cells and nutrients in suspension (like charges repel each
other). When the negative electrical charge becomes weak, then particles in
blood tend to clump together and fall out of solution. Plaques form on
artery walls, in the brain and other places. The blood loses its capacity to
carry nutrients. The value of the nutrients you consume is lost if the blood
cannot transport them. About half the population has badly sludged blood
(the cells have coagulated), and most of the remainder have some degree of sludging. Everyone needs to learn how to maximize their zeta potential and
the nutrient carrying capacity of their blood.
found that best results in reducing intravascular coagulation were
obtained by drinking 8 glasses per day of reverse osmosis filtered water with a mix of potassium
citrate and potassium bicarbonate added sufficient to raise the pH of
the water to 8.0 to 8.4. The minerals MUST be taken with the water in
order to be effective, because dehydration is also a factor. Potassium works better than sodium to reduce
intravascular coagulation, in fact too much sodium in the diet is part
of the problem. The lab recommends that everyone replace table salt with
a mixture of 60% potassium chloride and 40% sodium chloride to better
reflect the potassium/sodium balance found in foods.
The recommendations of this lab are remarkably similar to Dr. Gerson's
cancer therapy which includes drinking one glass of freshly made fruit or
vegetable juice (high in potassium) each waking hour of the day supplemented
with a 10% potassium solution. This suggests that Dr. Gerson's therapy strengthens the
nutrient carrying capacity of the blood.
To increase your zeta potential
you must avoid aluminum. Aluminum is used in water treatment plants to
cause materials to settle out of solution. It does this by reducing the
zeta potential. In your body aluminum does the same thing. Aluminum is
found in municipally treated water, cooking utensils, vaccinations,
non-clumping salt, baking powder, antiperspirants, antacids, drugs (read the label carefully), soft drinks and
other canned goods where the plastic liner has cracked during sealing,
and in other unexpected places. A reverse osmosis water filter can
remove aluminum from your drinking water. Remove aluminum from the body
with malic acid (found in apples and apple cider vinegar), vitamin C, iodine, cilantro,
chlorella, silica and hyperthermia.
Sodium and calcium decrease zeta
potential. Potassium increases zeta potential. The form of potassium that
has maximum effect on zeta potential is called potassium citrate. Potassium
citrate is available on the Internet. You can read more about zeta potential
here. (Editor's note:
Citric acid combines with alkaline minerals to form citrate. Citric acid is
commonly found in citrus fruits and their juices. The "citric acid cycle",
also known as the "Krebs cycle", is
key to the metabolism of oxygen in your body. Dr. Krebs received the Nobel
prize in 1953 for the discovery of the Krebs cycle. Search the Internet for more
It has also been found that
Earthing will increase zeta potential.
In one study, 40 minutes of Earthing produced an average 270% increase in
zeta potential. The surface of the Earth has a negative electrical charge and will provide the body with
limitless negatively charged electrons so long as the body is grounded to
the Earth. Earthing is the ultimate anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. We
feel that everyone would benefit from Earthing. Much disease would be
prevented and vastly improved health would be enjoyed by all. Let your pets
sleep on a grounded surface.
8. Proper kidney function is essential
to good health. Proper functioning of the kidney
membrane is needed for wastes to be removed and nutrients to remain in the body. "The fine
filter systems in the kidneys consist of extremely thin lipoid membranes
which contain unsaturated fats existing there because, as filters, their
surface activity is essential." -
Budwig page 16.
by the standard American diet which contains an abundance of unhealthy fats
and oils such as hydrogenated oils, oils heated to high temperature,
rancid oils, and most of the modern vegetable oils. Particularly helpful to
healthy kidney function are
coconut oil and flax oil. See our page on healthy fats and oils. Kidneys are also
damaged by high blood sugar
and high blood pressure.
For kidney, bladder, and urinary tract infections try the simple
2. D-mannose may also help protect the prostate from infection. There is
a (non-vegetarian) product called
Renatrophin pmg from Standard Process Labs that is designed to help
maintain kidney function.
Omega 3 essential oil available from
flax oil, ground/soaked flax seeds and chia seeds is probably the most common dietary deficiency
today, and this unsaturated oil is required for proper kidney function. In
fact, Dr. Johanna Budwig had good success treating cancer patients with a
mixture of flax oil and quark (a kind of cottage cheese).
Also required for proper kidney
function is drinking lots of water or fresh juices.
Kidneys benefit from high
can remove wastes that that will otherwise burden the kidneys.
Kidney and liver damage is being reported as a consequence of consuming
genetically modified foods. (Do an internet search for "gmo kidney damage"
and "glyphosate kidney damage".)
Increased acidity in the body as
we get older is largely the result of
age-related decline of renal
(kidney) function, and other factors that reduce kidney function.
"The capacity to excrete net
endogenous acid does not vary markedly from childhood to young adulthood
but falls significantly with age, implying that elderly people may
require higher daily alkalizing mineral intake to compensate for renal
function losses." - Berkemeyer S, et al.
9. A nutrient called DMG (Dimethylglycine) together with supplemental B
vitamins improves oxygen utilization within
cells which reduces lactic acid formation, thereby increasing the alkalinity
of the body. Supplementing the diet with DMG and B vitamins yields many health benefits
including cancer prevention, inhibition of cancer metastases, improved heart
health, increased energy, improved oxygenation of the tissues, improved
mental functioning, and prevention of many of the damaging effects of aging.
DMG and B vitamins are very economical.
10. There is an intestinal disorder known as celiac disease that disrupts the ability to absorb calcium and vitamin D as well as other nutrients. Many people with osteoporosis actually have celiac disease. Celiac disease is the result of intolerance to the
gluten in wheat,
barley, spelt, kamut, oats and rye. Following a
gluten-free diet may improve both digestion and bone density. If you are having difficulty increasing your alkalinity, you might try a gluten-free diet for a few weeks or months to see if it helps. Gluten-free
grains include rice (white, brown, wild), corn, millet, sorghum, teff, amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat.
Genetic markers for gluten intolerance indicate that a significant
proportion of the population would benefit from a gluten free diet. Some
scientists suggest that Celiac disease is like an iceberg, with a small
percentage of the population showing clinical symptoms but nearly everyone
affected to some degree. Read
The Dark Side of Wheat.
Primitive societies that ate no grains may have had no cancer.
Glyphosate in wheat
2 has radically increased celiac disease (so eat
Glyphosate 'Probably Carcinogenic to Humans' Latest WHO Assessment. Wheat
2. Grain brain
these concerns is a reminder from
Dr. McDougal that only a small percentage of the population has
celiac disease and need be particularly concerned about grains.
Humans did not eat grains, legumes or dairy
prior to the development of farming about 10,000 years ago, and our DNA
may be better adapted to a Paleolithic or hunter-gatherer diet of
fruits, vegetables, berries, nuts, insects, eggs, seafood and meat. On the
other hand, humans are omnivorous and throughout the long history of
humanity we have been opportunists, eating what was available in order
to survive. This has not changed to this day. Though many of the foods
we eat may not be ideal, we do what we must do in order to survive. The
present population of Earth would starve without farming. However, we
could make much better use of the food that is available, which is what
we explore on our raw foods page, and
farmers could improve the nutritional value of the food they grow, which
we explore on our
better farming pages.
Dr. Arthur Coca reportedly cured many afflictions by
pulse test to diagnose allergies to foods and other substances, and
then having the patients adjust their diet and lifestyle appropriately -
by simply avoiding the cause.
Everyone might benefit from learning the pulse test.
Basically, you measure your pulse (beats per minute) before you get out
of bed and write it down, before you eat a meal consisting of
one food and write it down, 30 minutes after eating and write
it down, and 60 minutes after the meal and write it down. That is a
completed test for one food. After the 60 minute test you can eat
another single food meal and take your pulse at 30 minutes and 60
minutes writing it down each time. Repeat through the day. "The
injurious foods are recognized by the abnormal speed-up of the pulse."
Children can learn how to do this when they are old enough.
The most sensitive and
specific blood test for gluten/gliadin sensitivity that's
presently available is called the tissue transgluaminase (tTG)
test. It's the one I've used since it became available.
Others include the endomysial antibodies (EMA) test and the
antigliadin antibodies (AGA) test. These two screening
techniques check for specific antibodies produced in the
body after ingesting grains. The EMA tests measures mostly
"short-lived" antibodies and the AGA test checks
- Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
All foods contain lectins. Most are safe,
some are beneficial
and some are toxic. A toxic lectin is a protein that can
damage the cells lining the gut.
Foods that contain
toxic lectins include dairy products from cows (goat dairy
is safe), eggs, grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats), legumes
(including soy and peanuts), and nightshade plants (peppers,
tomatoes, potatoes). Since dairy, grains and legumes are
missing from the Paleolithic diet, this diet may be helpful
for people sensitive to toxic lectins. Or simply cut down on
them by not eating the high toxic lectin foods every day.
White rice is virtually toxin-free and is also gluten free,
making it probably the best of the grains to eat on a daily
basis. However, eating too much white rice is associated
with magnesium deficiency and type 2 diabetes. This
indicates the value of a varied diet. Alternatives might
include starchy vegetables such as carrots,
squash and perhaps even potatoes. Or consider a
Toxic lectins create a
leaky gut that admits to the bloodstream substances that
should not enter. The result can be the creation or
aggravation of many health problems and diseases. Toxic
lectins cause red blood cells to agglutinate (clump
together), and can cause other cells throughout the body to
common toxic lectin is wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) found in
whole wheat flour but not in white flour.
Some people are sensitive and some are
not. A healthy immune system will react to small
quantities of toxic lectins by producing antibodies. Sensitivity to toxic lectins can increase or decrease
depending on diet, the presence of
infections, the use of drugs, and other factors. Sensitivity
can be determined through an elimination diet which begins
with a simple diet free of toxic lectins and foods are added
one at a time to see if there is a reaction.
Soaking seeds overnight and then
throwing away the soak water removes some of the lectins.
Sprouting or cooking may
reduce the toxicity of lectins. Beneficial bacteria in
fermented or cultured foods such as sauerkraut, kefir and yoghurt work to
repair the gut.
Do an Internet search for "toxic lectins" to learn more.
You can take almost any food and
find toxic components. This is an argument for a varied diet and taking
care of your liverwhich has the job of dealing with toxic substances in the body.
Perhaps one day a completely non-toxic and totally nourishing food will
be found. It might even taste good. In the meantime we need to eat
11. Unhealthy intestinal bacteria and yeasts excrete lactic acid and other organic acids that are absorbed by the body and turn the blood acidic. This situation is often associated with inflamed and swollen intestines that are less able to absorb nutrients. People who are unable to alkalize their body using steps one to four above may be helped by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet that denies unhealthy intestinal flora and fauna the undigested carbohydrates that they eat. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is explained in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
developed the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet as a refinement of the
Specific Carbohydrate Diet. The GAPS diet works in stages to heal the gut
lining and restore a healthy gut population.
The GAPS diet eliminates sugar,
grains, legumes and starchy vegetables. The GAPS diet permits meat, fish and
other seafood, non-starch vegetables, ripe fruit, nuts, and oily seeds
(sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin). The GAPS diet encourages fermented foods.
Before the invention of refrigeration,
fermentation was a common means to preserve food for consumption throughout
the year. Live bacteria in sauerkraut help maintain a
population of healthful bacteria within our digestive system. The first thing you eat at each
meal should be a tablespoon of sauerkraut or some juice from sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a natural
probiotic that introduces beneficial healing flora into the
Buy sauerkraut in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
Sauerkraut on non-refrigerated shelves has been heated and the beneficial
bacteria are dead.
12. Populations of bacteria, fungi, etc. may be thriving throughout your body without causing acute disease, yet producing
inflammation and copious acid waste products. These stealth infections may underlie a variety of degenerative conditions. Bacteria are found in arthritic joints, arterial plaque, and many other places. Reducing these populations by strengthening your immune system, hyperthermia, exercise,meditation,electro-medicine and other means can help alkalize your body and free up immune system resources to fight cancer.
Osteoporosis Drugs Backfire
Women taking bisphosphonate osteoporosis drugs (such
as Fosamax) for over five years are experiencing severe fractures with
little or no provocation. Since these drugs accumulate in the bones,
even stopping taking the drugs will not prevent problems from occurring
in millions of women.
drugs interfere with the natural process of bone destruction and
rebuilding. During weight bearing exercise, tiny cracks appear in the
bone. The natural process of bone repair involves dissolving the damaged
bone and rebuilding it stronger than before.
By preventing the destruction of bone, the drugs
produce an increase in bone density at the expense of non-repair of
cracks. In time the cracks accumulate, eventually resulting in fractures
with little or no provocation.
If you want stronger bones, taking supplemental vitamin C is helpful.
Vitamin C helps create the collagen cross-link structure that gives
strength to bones. Postmenopausal women who take supplemental vitamin C
have higher bone density. The higher the dose of vitamin C, the lower
the risk of fractures. -
Dr. Thomas Levy, pages 88-89. Also helpful are vitamin D, calcium, magnesium,
boron, exercise, and protein (lysine and proline).
By volume bones are about
50% protein. The calcium in bone is in a lattice of collagen.
Collagen is largely made of two amino
acids called hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. Vitamin C is needed by
the body to change lysine into hydroxylysine and proline into
hydroxyproline. When calcium is removed
from bone, it is not just calcium that is gone. The collagen lattice is
also gone. To rebuild bone it is necessary to restore the minerals
(mostly calcium) AND the collagen lattice. To restore the collagen
lattice it is necessary to consume adequate vitamin C plus the amino
acids lysine and proline. Unfortunately lysine is one of the amino acids
that is destroyed/denatured by the heat of cooking. Lysine must be
consumed raw through the consumption of raw foods. We suggest that
half of your diet
should be raw.
"...while bone is the body's reservoir of calcium, that calcium is tied
up as part of a structure, the largest component of which is protein.
When the body needs calcium and has to make withdrawals from the
skeletal reserves, it does so not by leaching the calcium from this
protein-mineral complex, but by physically tearing down microscopic
units of bone and scavenging the calcium that is released in the
process. Inevitably, therefore, the protein matrix - the structure -
goes as well." -
Dr. Robert P. Heaney, M.D.
To prevent the destruction of bone it is
necessary to create and
maintain an alkaline
condition in the body. Then, by consuming appropriate nutrients lost
bone can be restored.
Quotes and Recommended Reading
"For instance, the salivary amylase ( ptyalin ) or starch-splitting enzyme of the mouth is active only in an alkaline media and is destroyed by a mild acid." -
Complete Handbook of Nature Cure, Chapter 15.
"Carbohydrates require an alkaline environment for best enzymatic action. A good alkaline environment is the mouth." - Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy, Anthony J. Chichoke, D.C., Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut, 1994, page 17.
"Diet, evolution and aging - The
pathophysiologic effects of the post-agricultural inversion of the
potassium-to-sodium and base-to-chloride ratios in the human diet." -
Nutr 40:200-213 (2001) "We argue that any level of acidosis may be
unacceptable from an evolutionary perspective, and indeed, that a
low-grade metabolic alkalosis may be the optimal acid-base state for
"Clinical research by Dr M T Morter (Arkansas, USA) has shown that if the anabolic urinary and salivary pH (measured immediately upon awakening) is below 6.8, we can be relatively certain that digestive support must be provided. Controlled clinical studies by Dr Paul Yanick (Pasadena, USA) have confirmed Dr Morter's findings and recorded that intracellular assimilation of nutrients is significantly decreased when the anabolic pH is below 6.8. However as both these researchers have shown, supplementing the diet with appropriate alkalizing agents was highly beneficial in elevating the systemic pH by replenishing the alkaline mineral and enzyme reserves." - Dr. Peter Bartlett, Using pH as a Measure of Digestive Physiology. Available on the Internet at
"Specifically, a tooth (which is
primarily mineral in content) is in a constant state of back-and-forth
demineralization and remineralization between the tooth and surrounding
saliva... When the pH at the surface of the tooth drops below 5.5,
demineralization proceeds faster than remineralization (meaning that there
is a net loss of mineral structure on the tooth's surface)." -
"The calcium content of
saliva doubled or even tripled when the diet contained adequate vitamin D
from cod liver oil." -
"Low cancer areas were far more frequent in the sun belt. What was the significance of sunlight with regard to cancer rates? Sunlight reacts with cholesterol inside and on the surface of the skin to create vitamin-D. Vitamin-D helps the body absorb calcium and plays a major role in the body's ability to use the calcium that is available." The Calcium Connection, Dr. Cedric Garland and Dr. Frank Garland, 1989, Forside, Simon and Shuster Inc.
"There are many research studies which allude to the fact that high
phosphorus and/or phosphoric acid (found in meat and soft drinks) pulls calcium out of the bony structures (bones, teeth and nails) in the process of digestion and assimilation. This has a disastrous effect on bone density, leaving them porous and spongy. When calcium is pulled from the bones, it is released through the kidneys, resulting in stone formation (kidney stones) before it is excreted." The Greenleaves of Barley, Dr. Mary Ruth Swope, 1987, Swope Enterprises Inc., P.O. Box 62104, Phoenix, AZ 85082-2104 telephone 1-800-447-9772.
causes excess acid?The principal cause of
acidosis is the excessive consumption of protein, which is usually
metabolized "acidically" because of its sulphur content. We strain the
organism with a daily proton excess of 50-100 mmol with the usual mixed
diet. A lack of physical activity (lack of oxygen) also leads to an
increased production of acid through metabolic processes." -
"The available research makes a
compelling case that diet-induced acidosis, not diet-induced acidaemia,
is a real phenomenon, and has a significant, clinical, long-term
pathophysiological effect that should be recognised and potentially
counterbalanced by dietary means." -
Diet-induced acidosis: is it real and clinically relevant?
magnesium citrate is available over the counter. It is
proving to be very beneficial in preventing kidney stones."
University of Maryland Medical CenterEditor's note:Vitamin B6 helps
the body metabolize oxalates, so you should get even better results by adding vitamin B6
supplementation. Phytic acid and oxalic acid are neutralized when seeds are
sprouted. Plus, dehydration is a factor. The kidneys
work better when we drink more
"...bile contains alkaline salts that are often absorbed
to help maintain the proper pH of the blood (which is slightly alkaline at
7.4). Since the Standard American Diet emphasizes more meats and refined
foods at the expense of raw unrefined vegetables (resulting in acidic
blood), the absorption of alkaline salts from the gallbladder is required to
help bring the pH back into balance. When salts are removed from the bile,
it becomes thicker. In turn, thicker bile makes the removal of cholesterol
from the gallbladder more difficult - leading to the formation of
gallstones." - Dr. David Williams, Alternatives newsletter, June
"If we called gout uric acid
arthritis would we get better treatment?...Gout has long been known as a
build up of uric acid. This leads to uric acid being deposited in and around
the joints as mono sodium urate (MSU) crystals. Hence, gout's other name -
crystal arthritis, or crystal-induced arthritis." -
[zeta potential] can manifest as
symptoms of degenerative disease like
osteoporosis. The cause is not calcium intake. The cause is reduced
carrying capacity, which destroys the blood's ability to carry minerals
in suspension to bone." -
"The problem for those with high blood
pressure isn't sodium, it's a lack of balance between sodium and
potassium levels. More than 25 separate studies show how increasing
potassium intake (without decreasing the sodium) is an effective way to
lower blood pressure. One of those studies demonstrated that with just one
daily serving of a potassium-rich food the risk of death by stroke
may be cut by as much as half." - Robert C.
"Magnesium and calcium work together
to control muscle action, though calcium becomes increasingly toxic in the
face of any kind of magnesium deficiency. Calcium tightens the muscles;
magnesium relaxes the muscles. With insufficient magnesium the muscles stay
tense and through the years may cause a cramp in the muscle. This could
happen when you have too much calcium or too little magnesium. Too much
calcium causes the heart to go into a spasm and this can cause a heart
attack." - Mark Sircus Ac., OMD. See
our healthy heart and
growing numbers of cardiologists are recommending fish oil and coenzyme Q10,
virtually no one emphasizes the critical importance of magnesium. The result
is that startling numbers of aging Americans suffer the lethal consequences
of magnesium deficiency." -
"Manipulation of the extracellular and/or intracellular pH
of tumors may have considerable potential in cancer therapy...The degree to
which pH is depressed in tumors - as mirrored by their lactate levels - tends to
correlate with prognosis; i.e., themore acidic tumors are associated with
poorer outcome. In part, this phenomenon may reflect the fact that
tumor acidity is serving as a marker for HIF-1 activation, which works in a
variety of complementary ways to boost tumor capacity for invasion,
metastasis, angiogenesis, and chemoresistance. However, there is increasing
evidence that extracellular acidity per
se contributes to the aggressiveness of cancer cells, boosting
extracellular proteolytic activities, expression of pro-angiogenic factors,
and metastatic capacity."
"Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and
Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases",
Cancer Res2009;69:2260-2268. Published OnlineFirst March 10, 2009.
"When you drink alkaline water, you are drinking water with excess oxygen, not in the form of O2, but in the form of OH- which is very stable because it is mated with positively ionized alkaline minerals. Two of these hydroxyl ions can form a water molecule (H2O) and give out one oxygen atom. The alkaline mineral is used to detoxify poisonous acid compounds and when that happens the hydroxyl ion is freed to supply excess oxygen to the cells to prevent the development of cancer," Reverse Aging, Sang Whang, 1990, Siloam Enterprise, Inc., 560 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, page 51.
"The human body functions best when our blood is slightly alkaline. We make acid as a natural by-product of metabolism, but we make no alkaline. We must therefore get alkalinizing minerals from our diets." - Cancer Battle Plan Sourcebook, Dr. Dave Frahm, 2000, Penguin Putnam Inc., New York, page 147.
"Ordinarily, arterial blood has a pH of about 7.41,
and as the blood acquires carbon dioxide in the tissue capillaries, the
pH falls to a venous value of about 7.37. In other words,
a pH change of 0.04 unit takes place."
Guyton & Hall, page 522.
"At the Tree of Life, a clinical study
of more than a thousand people found that those who were healthiest had a
venous blood pH of approximately 7.46 - distinctly more alkaline than the
traditional teaching of 7.35 as a healthy blood pH. Research done at UCLA by
Dr. Watson produced similar findings; in a study of more than three hundred
people, the venous blood pH associated with healthiest brain and emotional
functioning was 7.46." - Gabriel Cousens, M.D. in
The pH Miracle by Robert O. Young, PhD and Shelley Redford Young page
xiv. Editor's note: Adding the typical pH difference between venous and
arterial blood of 0.04 to the venous blood pH of 7.46 yields a healthy
arterial blood pH of 7.5.
"For healthy people the PH level
is around 7.40. +/-0.05. As we get older it decreases to 7.30 or below.
It seems like a small difference, but as the PH decreases it also
decreases in hydroxyl ion (OH-), which is an oxygen donor. Because PH is
logarithmic it would mean young people carry 23% more oxygen in their
blood than old people." -
Annelie Pompe (athlete)
"The fall in carbon dioxide output (during practice of TM) has another effect: that of causing a tendency for the reaction of the blood to change from acidity towards alkalinity. This has in turn widespread effects upon the chemistry of the blood, all of which are beneficial to the entire system," Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1967, International SRM Publications, page 197.
"Any stressor that the mind or body interprets and internalizes as too much to deal with, leaves an acid residue. Even a mild stressor can cause a partial or total acid-forming reaction," Alkalize or Die, Dr. Theodore A. Baroody, Jr., 1993, Eclectic Press, Waynesville, NC 28786, page 157.
"Adjusting a cancer victim's pH is an absolute must at the start of any treatment, whether orthodox or wholistic (non-toxic). I consider it a gross oversight that this major modality has been ignored for so long. Could it have been overlooked because the cost is only about five cents a day?" What I Would Do If I Had Cancer Again, Carson E. Pierce, N.D., 1996, page 89.
This Vedic text is over a thousand
of years old:
KRISHNADAS AYURVEDA SERIES :
Alkali of strong potency should be used in diseases
arising from anila (vata), slesma (kapha), medas (fat), arbuda
(cancerous growth) and such others which are very difficult to cure,
alkali of medium potency shall do in those diseases when they are of
moderate strength (not very difficult to cure). - Volume 1, page 346
(Note: When you take the ashes of a wood fire, soak
them in water, filter the ash from the water and then evaporate the
water, a fine white powder remains. This white powder is called "pot
ash" and is mainly potassium carbonate. Following the instructions
offered in Vagbhata's Ashtanga Hridayam for making an "alkali" the
resulting mixture should have four or five times as much potassium as
calcium. This is a healthy ratio. - Editor, Alkalize For Health)
Fourth Phase of Water
It is generally understood that water has three phases - solid (ice),
liquid, and gas (vapor). However, it has been known for more than a
hundred years that there is a fourth phase of water. The fourth phase is
a highly ordered, coherent, gel-like, liquid crystal. This fourth phase
of water used to be thought of as a relatively thin boundary layer
adjacent to proteins and other structures. However, the liquid crystal
layer gets thicker with higher pH, and experiments have
demonstrated the liquid crystalline layer extending to a meter or more.
The liquid crystal phase of water has a negative electrical charge, and
acts as a battery with current flowing between the liquid crystal and
We suggest that liquid crystal water is the body's main storage medium
for electrons, and these electrons are used to constantly regenerate the
body's antioxidant system. This is key to maintaining healthy
mitochondria and aerobic cellular respiration.
"Emerging evidence suggests that cancer cells are more oxidized relative
to normal; they do not have enough electrons. This is consistent with
other indications that cancer is a redox disease, a state of electronic
imbalance. Rational therapy and prevention should start from here." -
Dr. Gerald Pollack says, "Negative charge is critical for building the
structure." Of course, alkaline (OH-) has a negative charge and acid
(H+) has a positive charge, so we can see a connection between negative
charge, alkalinity and the formation of liquid crystal water. The actual
composition of liquid crystal water is H3O2,
which is made possible by the hexagonal (6 sided honeycomb) layered crystalline
structure as explained by Dr. Pollack in these videos
H2O + (OH-)
The formation of liquid crystal water can throw off protons (H+)
creating an acid condition in neighboring areas. We suggest the
consumption of bicarbonate is helpful to remove this excess acidity
from the body. Plus, alkalinity (OH-) facilitates the formation of
liquid crystal water without throwing off surplus protons (H+). Liquid
crystal water (H3O2) contains more oxygen than
regular water (H2O).
Sunlight provides energy that
creates liquid crystal water, specifically infrared and
Perhaps this discovery provides insight into the effectiveness of the
infrared sauna and
UVB Vitamin D sunlamp.
states that Earthing also provides negative electrical
charge to help create liquid crystal water.
Liquid crystal water is highly significant to living organisms. "It
turns out that liquid crystalline water and sunlight are practically all
we need for energy and life. Just add sunlight for energy and life." -
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho.
Bulk (disorderly) water is not affected by weak electromagnetic fields,
but liquid crystal water is highly resonant with a wide range of
electromagnetic frequencies (light).
"The usual denial that very weak electromagnetic fields have any effect
is based on the argument that the energies in these fields are 'below
the thermal threshold' of random motions of molecules, which will
certainly swamp out the signals. But coherently vibrating molecules, far
from swamping out the weak signals, will sum up their response to the
weak signal, and hence result in a substantial effect. To use another
analogy that engineers understand, the organism is like an exquisitely
tuned receiver (and emitter) for EMFs over the widest possible range of
frequencies. By half-accident, we found that all living
organisms - especially those that are most actively moving around - look
like a dynamic liquid crystal display in all the colors of the rainbow."
- Dr. Mae-Wan Ho.
"The three phases of water that everybody knows about in the textbook
just don't do it. In fact, it's a 100-year-old idea that there's a
fourth phase of water. This is not an original idea. Though the concept
of a liquid crystalline, or gel-like, phase of water has been around for
some time, the generally accepted view is that this kind of water is
only two or three molecular layers thick. And what we found in our
experiments is that it's not two or three layers, but two or three
million layers. In other words, it's the dominant feature." - Dr. Gerald
"Turns out that the thickness depends on the pH. If you increase the pH,
we found that this region gets thicker. It also gets thicker with time.
So if you wait long enough, and if you have the right conditions, and
maybe enough light beating down on it, you could conceivably get a very
thick layer." - Dr. Gerald Pollack.
"The water inside your cells is absolutely critical for your health. If
you have a pathology of an organ, it's not only the proteins inside that
organ that are not working, but also the water inside that organ. That
near-protein water is not ordered in the way it should be. So what you
want to do is reestablish a kind of ordering." - Dr. Gerald Pollack.
For more information see
7. Article number
4 explores the connection between
liquid crystalline water inside the cell and
the cellular preference for potassium over sodium, which is key to
cellular health and cancer prevention.
If you count the molecules in the human
body, you will find that 99% of the molecules are water. This is
possible because the water molecule is so small. Any description of the
structure and function of any part of the body or the body as a whole is
obviously incomplete if it does not account for the role of water.
Why not prevent infection?
"The microbe is
nothing. The terrain is everything." -
Claude Bernard (1813-1878)
How do we create a
terrain that will resist infection?
According to Claude
Bernard, healthy terrain involves four factors: 1. alkalinity 2. negative electrical charge 3. nutrition 4. toxins
"If our internal
environment was changed from an acidic oxygen deprived environment to an
alkaline environment full of oxygen, viruses, bacteria and fungus cannot
live." - Dr. Otto Warburg
charge begins with
grounding the human body to the Earth because the surface of the
Earth has a negative electrical charge. The negative charge is stored in
the body as liquid crystal water, which acts as a battery to constantly
recharge the body's antioxidant system.
Glutathione is the
main antioxidant inside cells. Vitamin C is the main antioxidant outside
cells. Vitamin E is the main fat soluble antioxidant and prevents
oxidation of lipids. Vitamin A is the main antioxidant for the skin,
which includes the lining of the lungs, esophagus, stomach and
intestines. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is the main antioxidant for
mitochondria. ALA is soluble in both water and fat and easily penetrates
the blood-brain barrier.
prevent infection will include the following: Vitamin C is antiviral, antitoxin and
Vitamin D is antiviral and antibacterial; Iodine is antiviral, antibacterial and
Glutathione is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasite.
Four nutrients are needed to create and
maintain glutathione - selenium, plus the amino acids cysteine, glutamine,
There are many ways to
minimize toxins in the body. These include a clean diet, adequate
sleep, daily exercise, non-smoking, sweating, maintaining a healthy
colon, dealing effectively with stress, and much more.
To prove his point,
Claude Bernard reportedly drank a glass of cholera tainted water.
Cholera was the Ebola of his day.
This page tells the story of alkalinity - how to measure
alkalinity and how to enhance alkalinity. It is not enough to just swallow a
lot of calcium pills or sodium bicarbonate. Eating the wrong alkaline
minerals may make you temporarily alkaline, but will not make you healthy. There are
FOUR alkaline minerals that the body requires in an appropriate balance, and
the minerals deficient in most people are potassium and magnesium. Potassium
and magnesium are available in abundance in fruits, vegetables and their
juices. The best potassium supplement seems to be potassium bicarbonate.
There are several magnesium supplements available, including tablets of
potassium-magnesium citrate, as well as liquid magnesium chloride that
can be rubbed on the skin. Magnesium citrate powder has a mild taste and can
be added to smoothies. Potassium citrate has a stronger taste and is
better taken as tablets or in capsules.
Additional support for potassium and magnesium supplementation comes from
our Healthy Heart
Despite the buffer systems built-in to our body, there is a tendency for
the body to become increasingly acidic as we get older. The two main
reasons for this are declining kidney function and acidic diet. The
increasing acidity impacts our health. We can
help our kidneys by avoiding things that damage them and by drinking
lots of water and juice. We
can offset the increasing acidity of the body by eating an alkaline
The simple saliva pH test you just learned can help ensure long life and perfect health for you and your family. Be sure to obtain some pH paper and always have it on hand so you can check your saliva pH from time to time. Teach your children how to do this test. Share this information with your friends.
Later in this web site we will examine
another test using a device called a "refractometer". The refractometer provides a simple way to measure the nutritional value of food. Would you believe that sick food creates sick people?
More on this later.
Now let's move on to an overview of 8 things you can do to prevent or remove cancer. As you will see, these same 8 steps will probably prevent or remove most other degenerative diseases as well. By the time you have learned how to deal effectively with cancer, you will have created a firm basis for a life free from all degenerative disease. So, to learn what else you can do let's move on to Cancer Self-Treatment.
In 1904 there was very little cancer. Now there is an abundance of cancer. What has changed? Can this be reversed? If you have cancer or do not want to get cancer the information you and your family need is on this web site.
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