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Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) Cancer Treatment

Sodium Bicarbonate ( Baking Soda )

     We can thank Dr. Ralph Moss for bringing to our attention that for more than a decade there has been work going on at the University of Arizona, using bicarbonate (baking soda) as a potential treatment for cancer. Robert J. Gillies and his colleagues have demonstrated that pre-treatment of mice with sodium bicarbonate results in the alkalinization of the area around tumors. (Raghunand 2003) This type of treatment has been found to "enhance the anti-tumor activity" of other anticancer drugs. This is very similar to the recently published research of injecting O2 directly into tumors where such direct administration of Oxygen also facilitated the action of chemotherapy.

     This year these same researchers reported that bicarbonate increases tumor pH (i.e., make it more alkaline) and also inhibits spontaneous metastases (Robey 2009). They showed that oral sodium bicarbonate increased the pH of tumors and also reduced the formation of spontaneous metastases in mice with breast cancer. It also reduced the rate of lymph node involvement.

      Though Dr. Moss is no fan of Dr. Simoncini he found it striking that the oral administration of bicarbonate was able to reduce the spontaneous formation of metastases in mice with breast cancer saying, “This is impressive work that needs to go forward.” This is in contrast to what you will find referenced below1 as to his and his staffs feelings about the good doctor from Rome. Sodium bicarbonate has been used for decades in chemotherapy but until the last few years baking soda has received little attention. Now as Moss maintains there are fifty thousand web sites with information on the subject.

     It is dismaying how ostensibly Dr. Moss and others treat Dr. Simoncini and his theories. One of the obstacles for many people is Dr. Simoncini’s declaration that cancer is a fungus. There is little dispute that cancer is an ACID condition or can be measured in terms of tumor pH. Previous research has found that cancers are significantly more acidic than normal tissues and that manipulation of pH with intravenous bicarbonate enhances some chemotherapy Acidic tissues are low in oxygen. When alkalinity increases the supply of oxygen to the cancerous tissue, the oxygen combines with the excessive hydrogen ions, creating water and neutralizing the acid.

     Bicarbonate is the universal mainstream treatment of acidosis and is used by oncologists to neutralize the heavy acid nature of their chemo agents, which are quite dangerous to the patient. It is also used routinely in many clinical situations:

    1) Severe diabetic ketoacidosis2
    2) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation3
    3) Pregnancy4
    4) Hemodialysis5
    5) Peritoneal dialysis6
    6) Pharmacological toxicosis7
    7) Hepatopathy8
    8) Vascular surgery operations9

     Medics and doctors are used to participating in a flurry of activity when trying to save a person who's had a cardiac arrest -- inserting IVs, placing a breathing tube, performing defibrillation to restart the heart. Sodium bicarbonate is a constant performer under such conditions and is more commonly used then magnesium injections, which should be on top of every doctor’s protocol for cardiac arrest.

     We can certify bicarbonate’s usefulness for cancer patients from a number of different angles without pinning all our hopes on the fungus thesis. When doctors like Moss tear down the “cancer is a fungus” theory they conveniently forget to inform their readers that even mainstream oncologists recognize the routine involvement of late stage infections in cancer and that experts concede that as high as forty percent of cancers are caused by pathogens.10 The most recent research in this area demonstrates how even viruses can be responsible for up to fifty percent of certain types of cancers.11

     I have written several chapters on the subject of fungus and late stage infections in my Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment book and it is obvious that there is no simple definition of cancer. But……this is probably the biggest but in the medical world; we can in fact reduce cancer to an image level. One has to admit that cancer is a rot that is destroying the body and will kill it left unchecked. When the body is rotting, when its cells are demonstrating dire distress, when certain colonies of cells reproduce without stop and change their type of metabolism we have a certain condition that takes shape and form depending on where the cancer is and what is causing it.

     No matter where we would like to drop our concepts and numerous names for different kinds of cancer it should be obvious that - like any type of rot - pathogens will be attracted and in late stages the fungi colonies will rule the roost. Whether cause, effect or byproduct of the fungi, mold and yeasts like Candida will be found in evidence. Dr. Simoncini intelligently observed that, "Over acidification of the body leads to the development of chronic yeast and fungal infections and ultimately cancer.”

Cancer is, fundamentally, a relatively simple oxygen
 deficiency disease and the use of bicarbonate
increases oxygen carrying and reaching capacity.

     It is dull though, not to include even deeper definitions of cancer. If someone wants to say cancer is a fungus he might as well say cancer is a nutritional deficiency and relative state of poisoning. One is not likely to fall to cancer if one’s body is humming in a heightened state of nutritional sufficiency and that includes full hydration and plenty of healthy sun exposure. Add plenty of restful sleep, relaxed conflict free existence and a pristine environment (something that does not exist anymore on our planet sadly) then we can start talking about health. One must include freedom from dental amalgam, fluoride, chlorine and vaccines to talk about health and a cancer free existence.

Cancer is not so easy to define because it defines
modern man. Humanity is in deep trouble with cancer
for we are in deep trouble with ourselves and our civilization.

     There are no real medical precedents to draw on when it comes to the use of sodium bicarbonate; it is that useful, safe and effective for a wide range of illnesses. But it seems that much of the medical debate over its use has more to do with illogical thought processes than reality, that is at least what sociologists are finding or saying in the public debate about universal health care. People often work backward from a firm conclusion to find supporting facts, rather than letting evidence inform their views.

     A totally rational person would lay out - and evaluate objectively - the pros and cons of sodium bicarbonate and its use in cancer treatment but even the best professionals get attached to their beliefs. We form emotional attachments that get wrapped up in our personal identity and sense of medicine and health irrespective of the facts of the matter making our theories more potent than pragmatic answers.

     Just about everybody is vulnerable to the phenomenon of holding onto our beliefs even in the face of evidence to the contrary. It is a challenge to reevaluate world views and medical belief systems but we have to do it to continue to be of service to our patients. Patients depend on us to offer the latest and the best information. Our egos do get in the way though, and some doctors are known for their great egos.

     No matter what your ego says, the world of fungi and all the problems they bring are important in medicine and only irresponsible practitioners will ignore them. Sodium bicarbonate’s action dramatically changes the intracellular environment and this is wonderful when conditions are acidic.

     Its action is, for all intent and purpose, instant and as a cancer treatment one course runs about two weeks. Some people are able to kick cancer off their back in one round though we can well see that for many it will be several rounds or constant rounds and of course maintenance rounds. In the end bicarbonate is not a healthy alternative or substitute for a alkaline diet and good alkaline water.

     Sodium bicarbonate - that simple white stuff called baking soda we can buy in any supermarket in the world is a world class anti-fungal. You want to punch a late stage infection of any kind in the face use bicarbonate. You want to wipe out fungal, yeast or mold colonies baking soda is your number one bet and every good doctor knows this. If we are not good we can make ourselves good fungi fighters with bicarbonate in our hand and that is exactly what Dr. Simoncini does with the stuff. He uses it like a fire extinguisher spraying tumors as well as he can with it as directly as he can, though when used orally and transdermally it reaches cancers in all parts of the body through systemic effect.

     Traditional anti-fungal drugs are ineffective in treating tumors because the solid colonies can be attacked only on the surface of their volume, and after the first administrations they become resistant. A solid tumor with fungal infection is powerful and they resist attack and adapt quite readily to pharmaceutical drugs. After all fungi love to chew on rocks and they eat mercury for breakfast so you got to hit them correctly in a all out frontal attack with sodium bicarbonate.

     Dr. Simoncini is the medical genius who has identified the substances uniquely able to penetrate these volumetric tumors: for cancer of the internal organs it is sodium bicarbonate; and the best substance to eliminate skin cancer is iodine when it is spread onto the growth. Other doctors use iodine internally in high doses and this does have the same effect on internal cancers. Combine with bicarbonate and we have two panzer divisions we are letting loose to mop up cancer no matter where we find it in the body.

     Bicarbonate, when used in conjunction with other equally safe substances, can form the basis for a natural chemotherapy, which will prove itself in the end compared to vastly more toxic interventions. Everyone knows in their gut the horrors that await those who travel down the chemo, surgery and radiation roads. Why travel down these pits to hell when safer, vastly more inexpensive, natural and potentially highly effective answers like sodium bicarbonate are there on the supermarket shelves for the taking?

Special Note: I have been recommending Bob’s Red Mill sodium bicarbonate for it is fine and advertises that it is aluminum free. But I have confirmed that Arm and Hammers is also aluminum free and it is amazing how inexpensive it is and Codex has no plans that I know of to remove it from supermarket shelves. Can you imagine having to get a doctors prescription for baking soda?

Special Recommendation: We recommend sodium bicarbonate use for anyone undergoing cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to protect their kidneys. Medical imaging has soared over the last few years across all types of these tests. Doctors have long known exposure to contrast agents can cause damage in seemingly healthy kidneys. The Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology warns that kidney damage injury can arise after undergoing certain common medical imaging procedures is a serious health threat.

A meta-analysis of 17 randomised controlled trials has shown that
pre-procedural treatment with sodium bicarbonate based hydration
 is the best strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN).

Many medical imaging techniques, including cardiac angiography and CT scans, often involve the use of contrast agents, substances that contain iopamidol, iodixanol and barium with their own toxic downside. Dr. Solomon found that 31 percent of the research subjects experienced negative health effects after their imaging test. Overall 13 percent of the patients experienced a major event, such as death, stroke, heart attack, or end-stage renal disease. Those who developed contrast-induced kidney injuries had twice as many long-term negative health effects compared with patients who didn't suffer kidney damage. No doubt much of this harm can be avoided if sodium bicarbonate is used appropriately.

Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association

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1 www.cancerdecisions.com/content/view/228/2/lang,english/
The below statements by  Louise Lubetkin, the Research Director of  The Moss Reports, were bought to my attention in November of 2007.
"Dr. Simoncini is a charlatan who is currently the subject of a serious lawsuit in Italy.  Dr. Moss investigated this matter through his many colleagues and friends in the medical field in Italy earlier this year and discovered that there is no plausible basis for the claims that Simoncini has made."
I responded back with:
Interestingly I just started reading Complementary Oncology by Dr. Moss. I am going to make these comments of yours public and I would like you and your organization to publicly substantiate your statements. Are you just trying to smear another doctor or are you throwing out sodium bicarbonate as a incredibly useful emergency medicine? This is not clear. Bicarbonate is used in emergency rooms and intensive care wards around the globe so not sure what your beef is with a doctor who champions its use. I sent my research assistant recently to meet him and I know of several doctors who have done the same and they all report good things about both him and his work.
I am a very sensitive to how people project themselves and the way you have communicated your organization it is you who seem to be what is disturbing you about Dr. Simoncini...meaning you seem to be the charlatans and it might be you who have a law suit aimed at your statements. It really is hard for me to believe someone from Dr. Moss's organization would communicate in the way you did.
Louise's responses to the above letter are again in red, my comments are in blue.
 "I am reliably informed that Mr. Simoncini has been erased from the Medical Register in his native country and is no longer permitted to practice medicine."
Yes I am well aware of this and what does this have to do with the price of beans? Medical truth and medical science happens to be independent of medical politics or medical law. For many doctors that I know this above fact would position Dr. Simoncini in a strong not weak position and you insult him further by calling him Mr. They can take away his license to practice medicine but they cannot undo his education and the respect due him and the fact that he is a doctor and has been and will be until he dies.
"I am also not aware of any evidence whatever that cancer is caused by a fungus, which is the fundamental tenet underpinning Simoncini's assertions."
I think you got it slightly wrong, he indicates cancer is a fungus not that it is caused by it. What causes cancer is diverse, many things have been scientifically shown to cause cancer or cause the conditions in which late state infections (cancer) invite yeast and fungi to form colonies that attach to sickly human cells...which are themselves one of the causes of cancer...as are heavy metals, pesticides, fluoride and on and on.....then of course we have the nutritional deficiencies that set the entire stage. Don't you know anything about cancer? We even have people who define people as multidimensional human beings meaning that sometimes or even often emotional trauma and shock or never ending stress and conflict disrupt the immune system severely weakening its ability to clear cancers from the system.
"While bicarbonate is undoubtedly a useful and legitimate instrument of therapeutic good in certain specific situations, it is not and never has been shown to be an effective approach to cancer, Simoncini's assertions notwithstanding."
Well it is clear you are biased because you will not even accept his word for his own life's work. Everyone I know who has listened to the man in person has respect for him. Your obvious disrespect has earned the Moss Organization distrust in my eyes.  Dr. Simoncini has clearly shown to many that sodium bicarbonate has to be on that protocol list and medical science supports him. As you yourself say, "Of course sodium bicarbonate is a very useful and medically proven remedy for all manner of accidents, injuries and circumstances." That word circumstances though hides quite a bit
"You can read about the case that led to the conviction for fraud and manslaughter, as well as the revocation of Simoncini’s medical license here:"
      Did not help much that it was in Italian but again here you show your undignified bias but let's say for a moment that I agree with you. If every oncologist was put to the same litmus test they would all be on death's row for they would have all been convicted for multiple homicides for the vast majority of oncologists patients die on them. Mass murderers it looks like you would condemn them to be and I have to agree with you here. Dr. Moss himself says, "Real improvements in overall survival for the solid tumors of adults are rarely demonstrated in rigorous trials with chemotherapy." So could you please tell me if that inclines you and Dr. Moss to judge and condemn all orthodox oncologists as you do Dr. Simoncini?

What I can't believe is Moss' organization is not even appearing
willing to take a critical look at the evidence supporting the
fact that cancer can be a fungus. They just dismiss it outright.

                                                                                          Claudia French RN

In the judgment against Dr. Simoncini he was admonished to not abandon recognized therapies and that he should not suggest that bicarbonate could offer patients good results without providing documentation and publications recognized by the international scientific community. Unfortunately the international medical and scientific communities in the cancer area are the last people we can trust with our or our loved ones lives when it comes to cancer.

2 Gamba, G., “Bicarbonate therapy in severe diabetic ketoacidosis. A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial.” (Rev Invest Clin 1991 Jul-Sep;43(3):234-8). Miyares Gomez A. in “Diabetic ketoacidosis in childhood: the first day of treatment (An Esp Pediatr 1989 Apr;30(4):279-83)
3 Levy, M.M., “An evidence-based evaluation of the use of sodium bicarbonate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation” (Crit Care Clin 1998 Jul;14(3):457-83). Vukmir, R.B., Sodium bicarbonate in cardiac arrest: a reappraisal (Am J Emerg Med 1996 Mar;14(2):192-206). Bar-Joseph, G., “Clinical use of sodium bicarbonate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation--is it used sensibly?” (Resuscitation 2002 Jul;54(1):47-55).
4 Zhang. L.,“Perhydrit and sodium bicarbonate improve maternal gases and acid-base status during the second stage of labor” Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Xiangya Hospital, Hunan Medical University, Changsha 410008. Maeda, Y., “Perioperative administration of bicarbonated solution to a patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy” (Masui 2001 Mar;50(3):299-303).
5 Avdic. E., “Bicarbonate versus acetate hemodialysis: effects on the acid-base status” (Med Arh 2001;55(4):231-3).
6 Feriani, M., “Randomized long-term evaluation of bicarbonate-buffered CAPD solution.” (Kidney Int 1998 Nov;54(5):1731-8).
7 Vrijlandt, P.J., “Sodium bicarbonate infusion for intoxication with tricyclic antidepressives: recommended inspite of lack of scientific evidence” Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2001 Sep 1;145(35):1686-9). Knudsen, K., “Epinephrine and sodium bicarbonate independently and additively increase survival in experimental amitriptyline poisoning.” (Crit Care Med 1997 Apr;25(4):669-74).
8 Silomon, M., “Effect of sodium bicarbonate infusion on hepatocyte Ca2+ overload during resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock.” (Resuscitation 1998 Apr;37(1):27-32). Mariano, F., “Insufficient correction of blood bicarbonate levels in biguanide lactic acidosis treated with CVVH and bicarbonate replacement fluids” (Minerva Urol Nefrol 1997 Sep;49(3):133-6).
9 Dement'eva, I.I., “Calculation of the dose of sodium bicarbonate in the treatment of metabolic acidosis in surgery with and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest” (Anesteziol Reanimatol 1997 Sep-Oct;(5):42-4).
10 "I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20 percent of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger -- maybe double," said Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center." Dr. Dannennberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.1  And if omitting infections as a cause of cancer is not bad enough nowhere in Watson’s article do we see mention of:
11 A sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer is also to blame for half of all cases of cancer of the penis news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090824/hl_nm/us_cancer_penis

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