Fungal Theory (maybe YES!) but NO to Baking Soda Treatment
NOTE: not even Dr. Simoncini (Italian oncologist who discovered the Fungal Theory), not even Dr. Doug Kaufmann (supporter of Fungal Theory), asked anyone to take Baking Soda orally for cancer treatment. Neither should you!
I would probably consider the alkaline treatment as outlined here:
and again, no to BAKING SODA! Yes, it is cheap! Curcumin is cheap! And it for sure healed my mother’s arthritis (caused by an acidic environment)– so yes, I would continue to buy Curcumin for my mother, not only because it is cheap, but because it is effective and safe. I hate it when people dismiss ideas and stereotype individuals when they are being challenged. Why is it so easy to dismiss clinical studies on Macrophages, when they would easily jump on a baking soda therapy at one blink of an eye? I am all for alternative treatments but not when it is bordeline absurd and almost sounds like quackery. The fungi theory as a cause of cancer is worth revisiting, but I do not think taking large doses of baking soda whether oral or by injections will help– it may kill the fungi but it will probably kill the host as well– what difference does it have as compared to chemo? (killing both the cancer cells and the host– patient as well??)
News from the Netherlands Health InspectorateFebruary 4, 2008
The Administration of Sodium Bicarbonate to Cancer Patients is Hazardous.
The infusion of sodium bicarbonate to vulnerable patients is hazardous and ineffective. This is the conclusion of two expert physicians who wrote reports on request of The Netherlands Health Inspectorate (Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg, IGZ). The IGZ asked them for advice when in 2007 a patient with cancer died in the Free University Medical Centre in Amsterdam after she had received sodium bicarbonate in a clinic in Bilthoven. Currently, the clinic has, under the pressure of the IGZ, stopped administering this therapy and will not restart it. In the meantime it has not been firmly established that the patient has died as a consequence of the sodium bicarbonate administration. The Public Prosecutor is still investigating this.
Based on the expert report, the IGZ has first of all reached the conclusion that there are no scientific data that justify the administration of sodium bicarbonate to patients with cancer for other indications than described in the official prescription information. There is no scientific proof whatsoever showing that this therapy cures or can slow its progress.
The IGZ concludes that the administration of sodium bicarbonate even has risks for patients with high blood pressure, patients with diseases of lungs, heart, or kidneys and for patients with cancer. This is certainly the case if a number of specific blood levels are not monitored daily before, during and after the treatment. The balance of the body can become completely disturbed when large amounts are administered. In severely ill patients, this may lead to organ damage. In sick people, there is in fact irresponsible health care if this product is administered without monitoring.
Given these risks and because there is no scientific basis for the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate apart from the registered indications, the IGZ concludes that physicians should not apply this treatment. If physicians administer these despite this warning and/or the IGZ receives reports of cases thereof, the reports will of course be investigated, whereby the aforementioned considerations will play an important role. The IGZ will not hesitate to inform the Disciplinary Medical Board.
On the other hand, there are legitimate use of Baking Soda in saving lives (as in the case of cardiac arrest). But administration of Baking Soda for this type of situations still need to be done under the supervision of conventional doctors.
However, even for the legitimate use of baking soda for emergency situations such as cardiac arrest, it is still considered dangerous
The alkaline. sodium bicarbonate was thought to counter the accumulation of ltactic acid in the blood that poisons the body. During a heart attack, the liver’s normal ability to break down lactic acid is impaired, causing an upset of the body’s delicate acid/ alkaline balance.
Dr. Arieff, professor of medicine at University of California at San Francisco and chief of geriatric research, Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, previously co-authored a study that found bicarbonate given to animals actually made heart and liver function worse, causing a rise in lactic acidlevels (Science, 15 February 1985). This is the opposite of the desired effect.
The study was comprised of people with severe heart disease who were about to undergo diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Half the people were given sodium bicarbonate by vein and the other half were given a small amount of saline (salt) solution as a placebo. None of those getting placebo showed any adverse effects. However, all five of those given bicarbonate were observed to have reduced coronary blood flow, decreased oxygen use, and increased lactic acid levels.
While the adverse effects of bicarbonate disappeared within two hours, Arieff pointed out that the hearts of people with severe disease are working as hard as possible to supply a normal amount of oxygen during a cardiac emergency and “bicarbonate might push them over the brink.”
Even Cancer Tutor (an alternative website)– put this in RED LARGE TEXTS! – DO NOT TAKE BAKING SODA ORALLY as a cancer treatment.
Here is another blog entry that talks about fighting fungus through alkaline diet– but NOT BAKING SODA!