By Dr. Mark Sircus,
Sodium bicarbonate is a surprisingly useful tool for treating and preventing cancer. The basic reason that sodium bicarbonate is such a wonderful cancer treatment is that it directly increases CO2 levels in the body. Cancer tumors respond to increased CO2 in a way that does not favor their continued growth.
Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a natural substance used in the human body to regulate pH. Bicarbonate affects the pH of cells and tissues, balances cell voltage, and helps with oxygenation through increasing CO2 levels in the blood. The use of bicarbonates amounts to a real breakthrough in cancer treatment, and there is no doubt that thousands of lives could be saved every day with its use.
At about three dollars a pound, sodium bicarbonate will outperform chemotherapy and radiation treatments because it targets acidity and low oxygen conditions. Treating cancer with bicarbonates treats the fundamental reasons cancer cells form and get aggressive, so it’s a medically sound therapy that should be denied to no one.
Chemo and radiation create a lot of oxidative stress, acidity, inflammation, and low oxygen conditions; bicarbonates cleans up the mess that these toxic treatments make and is known to make traditional mainstream treatments more effective.
The reason for modern medicine’s inability to stem the tide of cancer deaths starts in medical school and the unwillingness to understand carbon dioxide and pH medicine and why hypoxia (low oxygen conditions) are at the root of cancer. We are touching on the heart of pharmaceutical terrorism. They completely repress knowledge of CO2 and pH medicine because it puts the spotlight on sodium bicarbonate.
Baking soda is one of the biggest threats to the pharmaceutical industry because it’s affordable, accessible, and effective. More than inexpensive, baking soda is impossibly too cheap. Bicarbonate medicine is strong and effective enough to devastate the entire pharmaceutical paradigm, so no wonder the medical establishment is so against its use.
Its full power to reduce suffering and death has to be repressed at all cost. So they crippled doctors, leaving them without any understanding of one of the most basic medicines. Basic science knows and appreciates carbon dioxide. Doctors do not and are threatened against using sodium bicarbonate for treating cancer. On the Internet, which is now famous for fake news, you can see doctors, medical institutions, and plain silly people make derogatory remarks about something they know very little about, baking soda as a cancer medicine.
Before we present the science that sustains all the above assertions, be aware of how firm and certain this all is for cancer patients, as certain as the idea that your breathing keeps you alive. There is no room for a shred of doubt with bicarbonates and what they do.
Imagine the best basketball player up in the air making a slam dunk; the ball is already halfway through the hoop; how much would you bet on him making the score? Not sure what else to say to communicate how certain simple baking soda is in its ability to turn the tide of acidic, low oxygen conditions, thus saving millions of cancer patients’ lives. Baking Soda is good. It is a gift from nature, a gift from God. Our best friend, as the Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Company has been saying since 1925 in a book they put out about the medical uses of this simple substance.
The Overwhelming Science
The first lesson in our understanding of why sodium bicarbonate is a necessary and possibly the most important medicine for cancer patients comes from Dr. Yandell Henderson. In 1940 he wrote, “Another natural misconception is that oxygen and carbon dioxide are so far antagonistic that a gain of one in the blood necessarily involves a corresponding loss of the other. On the contrary, although each tends to raise the pressure and thus promote the diffusion of the other, the two gases are held and transported in the blood by different means; oxygen is carried by the hemoglobin in the corpuscles, while carbon dioxide is combined with alkali in the plasma. A sample of blood may be high in both gases or low in both gases. Under clinical conditions, low oxygen and low carbon dioxide generally occur together. Therapeutic increase of carbon dioxide, by inhalation of this gas diluted in air, is often an effective means of improving the oxygenation of the blood and tissues.”
I recently got a message from a Russian gentleman who lives not far from me that three years ago, he was diagnosed with myeloma stage 4. He was later diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma with metastasis everywhere, mostly in the bones. He reported that he started drinking sodium bicarbonate one teaspoon three times a day two years ago and is now drinking only one teaspoon in the morning and is feeling great.
The necessary second lesson: “But nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause be. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse,” said Nobel Prize Winner Otto Warburg in a meeting of Nobel Laureates on June 30, 1966. Warburg is considered one of the 20th century’s leading biochemists. He was the sole recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1931. In total, he was nominated for the award 47 times throughout his career.
To not understand how acid and low oxygen conditions influences cancer is not to understand cancer. Over 80 years ago, Warburg showed that cells could always be made cancerous by subjecting them to hypoxia periods. Cancer cells survive by utilizing a process that is advantageous in low oxygen environments. Before we go on, remember that low CO2 brings on low O2 and that sodium bicarbonate gives us instant access to more CO2 and thus more oxygen.
“The Secret of Life is both to feed and nourish the cells and let them flush their waste and toxins,” according to Dr. Alexis Carrell, Nobel Prize recipient in 1912. Warburg said, “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.”
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have unearthed a previously unknown phenomenon. They found that important regulatory molecules are decreased when deprived of oxygen, which leads to increased cancer progression in vitro and in vivo.
The most important factor in creating proper pH is increasing oxygen because no waste or toxins can leave the body without combining with oxygen. The more alkaline you are, the more oxygen your fluids can hold and keep. Oxygen also buffers/oxidizes metabolic waste acids helping to keep you more alkaline. The quickest way to increase oxygen and pH is through the administration of sodium bicarbonate. That is why bicarbonate has always been a mainstay for emergency room and intensive care medicine. Of course, when we increase oxygen and pH levels, we are simultaneously increasing cellular voltage.
It is really hard for doctors and all health practitioners to realize that Carbon dioxide is, in fact, a more fundamental component of living matter than is oxygen. Carbon dioxide gas makes plants grow. It is a life gas, not a deadly gas. You can treat cancer with it because increased systemic concentrations of pH buffers lead to reduced intratumoral and peritumoral acidosis and, as a result, inhibit the malignant growth of cancer. How do you treat cancer with carbon dioxide? Put plenty of bicarbonates in your drinking water. Take bicarbonate baths, add citric acid (but don’t forget the magnesium)—nebulize bicarbonate into the lungs—under some conditions, administer it intravenously and bathe internal organs in it during surgery.
Little does anyone know that a lack of carbon dioxide is
harmful and even less understand is that carbon dioxide is
as fundamental component of living matter as oxygen is.
If a carbon dioxide deficiency continues for a long time, it can be responsible for most diseases, aging, and cancer. Ancient forms of medicine knew that good breathing habits must be formed for increased vitality and freedom from disease. They knew that poor breathing reduces our energy and opens the door to illness, and now we know that too fast breathing drives down CO2 levels in the blood. Good to know that 70 years ago, the medical norm for breathing was eight breaths a minute and that everyone breaths much faster than that now.
Bicarbonates Treat Cancer
“I bought your book, Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment, after letting doctors treat my prostate cancer with extensive radiation. Then I developed colon cancer. The doctors wanted to remove almost half of my colon. I said no way. I used the protocol outlined in the bicarbonate book for 21 days, and it completely rid me of my colon cancer. I am certain that I will never have cancer anywhere in my body as I am certain that the sun will come up tomorrow, wrote Greg Goss, whose full story is here.
Thus, bicarbonates should be included in all cancer patients’ protocols. Virtually every cancer patient will benefit from combinations of sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and magnesium bicarbonate because they treat the low oxygen acid conditions universally found in cancer patients.
Sodium bicarbonate shrinks tumors. Bicarbonate inhibitsspontaneous metastases (Robey 2009). ‘Bicarbonate Increases Tumor pH and Inhibits Spontaneous Metastases’ according to medical scientists. NaHCO3 therapy significantly reduced the formation of hepatic metastases inhibiting extravasation and colonization.
“Studies conducted at the University of Bari in Italy demonstrated that a hallmark of all tumors, regardless of their origin or background, is their acidic environment. In fact, tumor progression increased with an acidic pH and hypoxia, or a low oxygen level,” writes Dr. Veronique Desaulniers. The perturbation in pH dynamics rises very early in carcinogenesis and is one of the most common pathophysiological hallmarks of tumors.”
“The results of a study suggest that tumor cells do, indeed, perform niche engineering by creating an acidic environment that is non-toxic to the malignant cells but, through its negative effects on normal cells and tissue, promotes local invasion.”
Our body pH is very important because pH controls the speed of our body’s biochemical reactions. It does this by controlling the speed of enzyme activity and the speed that electricity moves through our body; the higher (more alkaline) the pH of a substance or solution, the more electrical resistance that substance or solution holds. Therefore, electricity travels slower with higher pH. If we say something has an acid pH, we are saying it is hot and fast. Alkaline pH, on the other hand, biochemically speaking, is slow and cool.
Tumor invasion did not occur in regions with normal or near-normal pH. Immunohistochemical analyses revealed that cells in the invasive edges expressed the glucose transporter GLUT-1 and the sodium-hydrogen exchanger NHE-1, both of which were associated with peritumoral acidosis. In support of our findings’ functional importance, oral administration of sodium bicarbonate was sufficient to increase peritumoral pH and inhibit tumor growth and local invasion in a preclinical model, supporting the acid-mediated invasion hypothesis.
Increased systemic concentrations of pH buffers lead to reduced intratumoral and peritumoral acidosis. Oral NaHCO3 selectively increased the pH of tumors and reduced spontaneous metastases in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer. NaHCO3 therapy also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement and significantly reduced the appearance of hepatic metastases. Acid pH was shown to increase the release of active cathepsin B, an important matrix remodeling protease.
Twenty-seven thousand people died of cancer today. Tomorrow another 27 thousand cancer patients will die. Each year 10 million perish, and yet doctors and medical organizations cannot tell us why and our politicians and health officials do not seem to care about anything other than COVID deaths. After reading all the science on cancer and tumor and intracellular pH, one has to seriously wonder how many of these thousands would not die if bicarbonates were given to them.
Many doctors have asserted that there would have been virtually no COVID deaths if proper treatments had been administered, so it is not outrageous to think that thousands of lives a day of cancer patients could be saved if sodium bicarbonate was included in all cancer protocols.