Does alkalinity heal cancer?
Suggestions how to prevent cancer & maintain optimal health
by Leonard leonardleonard1 AT earthlink.net © 2006
edited & published with permission © 2007 Healing Cancer Naturally
All opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily shared by Healing Cancer Naturally.
On the notions of alkalinity and acidity: a foreword by Healing Cancer Naturally
According to research by the eminent German cancer researchers Dr. Dr. Paul G. Seeger and Dr. Dr. Johannes Kuhl (as well as others such as cancer researcher Prof. Gyula de Szilvay - all three of which are listed under Greatest Hits), a distinction must be made between blood pH and tissue pH (or as others have put it, extracellular and intracellular pH). Blood pH in cancer patients tends to be too alkaline (the more advanced the state, the higher the pH) while tissue pH tends to be too acidic. According to these researchers, hormones, enzymes and central physiological processes work optimally only within a specific pH range and the goal or side effect of successful therapy should be to bring down the blood pH towards reduced alkalinity while bringing up the tissue pH towards reduced acidity (bringing both closer to the neutral point of 7).
When the following text speaks about alkalinity, it is assumed that the term refers to tissue or intracellular alkalinity.
On causes & prevention of cancer
According to a very popular and widespread, but untrue, belief, cancer and other disease can't survive in a properly alkalized and oxygenated body.
Cancer growth slows down only at extreme alkaline levels, attainable only by extreme measures such as cesium (and even that has only a moderate success rate in reversing cancer). Alkalinity PREVENTS MOST types of cancer, but others may be promoted by excessive alkalinity. Oxygenation tends to kill a portion of cancer cells but not all, but I can hardly recall a case of cancer healed solely through oxygenation (though I'm sure it happens), but I do believe in oxygen therapies as one part of a treatment protocol for cancer.
What makes one's body unfriendly to cancer and other disease?
"Unfriendly" (rather than completely immune) to cancer is the key word.
The single biggest factors I can think of are oxygenation, circulation, immunity, sufficient pancreatic enzymes, optimal digestion, antioxidants, nutrition, detoxification, low omega-6 and blood-sugar levels, dental health, clean colon, psychological factors, healthy liver, sunlight, sleep, and many other factors.
With regard to other disease, there are thousands of factors (the things above being predominant), but no one or two factors that all disease "can't survive" in. Alkalinity does tend to prevent many diseases, though some are caused by excessive alkalinity (including some leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, melanoma [Kelley/Gonzalez]).
* Lest the reader be misled by this observation, I can note here that I've heard so far two lymphoma healing testimonials, one of them in the "terminal" stage, being healed with the help of the Kangen™ Water Alkalizer/Ionizer, i.e. by providing the patient with an abundance of highly alkaline, antioxidant and microclustered water.
My guidelines to PREVENTING (NOT TO HEALING FROM) cancer and maintaining optimal health
Below are guidelines that I would (and mostly do) follow to PREVENT (NOT TO HEAL FROM) cancer and maintain optimal health (The items I think are most important are CAPITALIZED).
- 8 glasses purified water
- organic green tea
- FRESH-SQUEEZED vegetable juice vegetables (fresh, RAW & steamed, organic, locally-grown)
- CRUCIFEROUS (brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage)
- LEAFY GREENS
- SPROUTS (except alfalfa)
- salad with olive oil & vinegar
- dark grape
Compare The Grape Cancer Cure and Research studies: anti-cancer effect of resveratrol, pterostilbene and grapeseed extract.
- apple/pear (with the seeds for vitamin B17)
- red grapefruit
- before noon, eat only fruit
- eat fruit on empty stomach
Compare nutrition & cancer.
Grains (soaked or SPROUTED)
- Brown rice
Beans (ideally SPROUTED)
- Especially lentil, mung bean, tempeh, miso
- Especially coconut, Brazil nuts, almond, & walnut
Seeds (ideally SPROUTED)
- Especially sunflower, pumpkin, (freshly ground) flaxseeds
- Only if ORGANIC and ideally RAW, GRASS-FED, unhomogenized, full-fat, and cultured/fermented (goat dairy, yogurt, & butter are best);
- check for dairy & egg allergy.
- Ideally Alaskan salmon, sardines, herring, & rainbow trout
- Lamb & ORGANIC/GRASS-FED (or at least naturally-grown) meat
- May use olive oil & butter for low-temperature cooking. If you must cook at high temperatures, use COCONUT (or palm) oil (or other saturated fat). Use only saturated fat (coconut oil).
- Avoid all other commonly-used (omega-6) oils & non-animal fats.
- RAW & FERMENTED foods
According to cancer researcher Dr Dr Kuhl, the regular ingestion of lactic-acid fermented foods is an infallible preventative of cancer (compare Lactic-acid-fermented food treatment for cancer according to Dr. Dr. Johannes Kuhl: dramatic cure testimonials)
- ORGANIC soft-boiled eggs
- Celtic sea salt
- Amygdalin (apricot, apple or pear pits)
- fish & COD LIVER oils, & GLA;
- vitamins B- & C-complex (with flavanoids)
- GREEN-FOODS (algae, wheatgrass, barleygrass)-BASED-multivitamin, soy-free
- GREEN POWDER MIX
- Pasteurized juice
- corn (syrup)
- sweets, sugar
Be aware that sugar comes in many guises. Here for instance is a list of cariogenic sugars.
- white/red potato
- HIGH-GLYCEMIC FOODS on empty stomach
- ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Compare Cancer Causes: Aspartame.
- table salt
- OMEGA-6 & HYDROGENATED OILS
- nonfermented soy
- nonsprouted wheat & BREAD
- white rice, flour, & pasta
- breakfast cereals (except Food of Life sprouted)
- canned, OVERCOOKED, FRIED, baked, MICROWAVED, & REFINED/PROCESSED food
- pasteurized uncultured dairy
- farm-raised fish
- conventional/nonorganic animal products
To help find the optimal diet for you personally, see price-pottenger.org/Articles/MetabolicTyping.html, www.mercola.com/forms/mt_test_pop.htm
Compare Metabolic Typing.
- Consult a HOLISTIC DENTIST (www.iaomt.com) and holistic physician (holisticboard.org/roster.html; naturopathic.org) regularly.
Compare Beware of fake or incompetent alternative and/or holistic dentists (they can harm you since improperly done dental "detoxification" can make matters worse).
- FLOSS YOUR TEETH daily using simple cotton string. Brush teeth after meals with nonfluoride toothpaste or simple salt/baking soda.
For totally natural nontoxic dental healing and toothache regimes, see Healing Teeth Naturally.
- Get tested for food allergies (especially wheat, corn, dairy, eggs).
- Use nonfluorescent, full-spectrum lights; get SUNLIGHT; avoid sunscreen & sunburn.
Compare Light Healing.
- Go to sleep early in a completely dark room on a normal schedule.
- Get air, water, and shower filters.
- Avoid electromagnetic fields, see Geopathic Stress and Cancer.
- Buy ALL products from a health-food store or natural-foods supermarket [or an organic farmers market].
- Practice meditation, relaxation, etc.
- Acknowledge & honor your emotions and allow yourself to feel them fully.
Compare Emotions and Energetics.
- In one study, women who reported wearing bras for less than 12 hours a day had less than a 1% incidence of breast cancer (a 21 times lower rate than women who reported wearing bras for more than 12 hours). all-natural.com/bras.html
Compare Can Wearing a Bra Kill You?.
FOR GENERAL DIETARY GUIDELINES
- Fallon, Sally (2001). Nourishing Traditions.
newtrendspublishing.com (I tend to advocate less animal products & fat than Fallon & westonaprice.org.)
- Page, Linda Rector (2000). Healthy Healing (11th ed.).
FOR INFORMATION ON CANCER PREVENTION
(& complementary treatment)
- Diamond, W. John, W. Lee Cowden, & Burton Goldberg (1997).
An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer. Future Medicine. (alternativemedicine.com)
Also see Alternative Cancer Therapy Books written by doctors and researchers.
- Diamond, W. John et al. (2000). Cancer Diagnosis. alternativemedicine.com
- Fischer, W. (1994). How to Fight Cancer and Win.
- Kaur, S. (2003) Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer [Healthy Breast Program and Workbook].
- Lerner, Michael (1994). Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer. www.commonweal.org/pubs/choices-healing.html (read online for free)
- Moss, Ralph W. (1992). Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer's Guide to Non-Toxic Treatment & Prevention. Equinox.
Also see Alternative Cancer Therapy Books written by doctors and researchers
- Quillin, Patrick (2005). Beating Cancer With Nutrition, Nutrition Times Press.
- Singer, Sydney Ross, & Grismaijer, Soma (1995): Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. (selfstudycenter.org/dressedtokill.htm) and (2001) Get It Off! ISCD Press.
Compare Can Wearing a Bra Kill You?.
Notes by Healing Cancer Naturally
1 As expanded upon in the above foreword, there is a typically overlooked distinction to be made between blood pH and tissue (cell) pH. Contrary to what one may read in a number of places, the blood of cancer patients is too alkaline, not too acidic. To amalgamate or confuse blood pH and tissue (cell) pH is a common fallacy.
2 Eminent researcher Dr. Emanuel Revici introduced a further distinction in the alkaline/acidic debate by introducing the concept of anabolic versus catabolic metabolism. You can read an introduction to Dr. Revici's concepts in Kelley Eidem's recipe: habanero peppers, garlic, ginger plus emulsified cod liver oil or evening primrose oil to “balance your metabolism” (Dr. Emanuel Revici): a powerful cure for cancer?. A full explanation can be found in Kelley Eidem's book "The Doctor Who Cures Cancer".