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    deardad
    Participant

      Hi this sounds a bit far fetched and I am sceptical, but I'm just wondering whether there is any substance or medical research related to the theory of ingesting baking soda on a weekly basis to decrease the acidity levels that is required for cancer to spread?

      Has anyone tried this?

      Nahmi from Melbourne

      Hi this sounds a bit far fetched and I am sceptical, but I'm just wondering whether there is any substance or medical research related to the theory of ingesting baking soda on a weekly basis to decrease the acidity levels that is required for cancer to spread?

      Has anyone tried this?

      Nahmi from Melbourne

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        Linny
        Participant

          It's interesting you should bring this up, because the following article/blog showed up in my Facebook feed yesteday. I can't post the original link because it's triggering ths spam filter for some reason, so I apologize for having to do it this way. It should be at the top of the google search results:

          https://www.google.com/search?q=cancer+fungus+dr+mark+blog&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

          Linny
          Participant

            It's interesting you should bring this up, because the following article/blog showed up in my Facebook feed yesteday. I can't post the original link because it's triggering ths spam filter for some reason, so I apologize for having to do it this way. It should be at the top of the google search results:

            https://www.google.com/search?q=cancer+fungus+dr+mark+blog&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

            Linny
            Participant

              It's interesting you should bring this up, because the following article/blog showed up in my Facebook feed yesteday. I can't post the original link because it's triggering ths spam filter for some reason, so I apologize for having to do it this way. It should be at the top of the google search results:

              https://www.google.com/search?q=cancer+fungus+dr+mark+blog&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

              SoCalDave
              Participant

                 

                Your body and your blood maintain a stable PH that *never changes significantly* no matter what you eat or drink! Therefore you cannot make your body “acidic” or “alkaline” by eating a certain food or avoiding certain foods. In fact, if your blood’s PH changed significantly it would mean *very bad news* for your health, it would mean your body did not have enough mineral reserves to buffer the change and bring yourself back to neutral.

                The body always wants to be at homeostasis, if it changed constantly one way or the other you would likely not be alive, the body is very intelligent and has evolved in a way that it can handle almost anything you drink or eat and yet remain at the same PH.

                SoCalDave
                Participant

                   

                  Your body and your blood maintain a stable PH that *never changes significantly* no matter what you eat or drink! Therefore you cannot make your body “acidic” or “alkaline” by eating a certain food or avoiding certain foods. In fact, if your blood’s PH changed significantly it would mean *very bad news* for your health, it would mean your body did not have enough mineral reserves to buffer the change and bring yourself back to neutral.

                  The body always wants to be at homeostasis, if it changed constantly one way or the other you would likely not be alive, the body is very intelligent and has evolved in a way that it can handle almost anything you drink or eat and yet remain at the same PH.

                    tammajenna
                    Participant

                      Excuseme for being so blunt, but you truly have no clue about anything you have just stated. May I suggest you refrain from such advice when answering a vital question asked by someone who's life is on the line?

                      tammajenna
                      Participant

                        Excuseme for being so blunt, but you truly have no clue about anything you have just stated. May I suggest you refrain from such advice when answering a vital question asked by someone who's life is on the line?

                        tammajenna
                        Participant

                          Excuseme for being so blunt, but you truly have no clue about anything you have just stated. May I suggest you refrain from such advice when answering a vital question asked by someone who's life is on the line?

                        SoCalDave
                        Participant

                           

                          Your body and your blood maintain a stable PH that *never changes significantly* no matter what you eat or drink! Therefore you cannot make your body “acidic” or “alkaline” by eating a certain food or avoiding certain foods. In fact, if your blood’s PH changed significantly it would mean *very bad news* for your health, it would mean your body did not have enough mineral reserves to buffer the change and bring yourself back to neutral.

                          The body always wants to be at homeostasis, if it changed constantly one way or the other you would likely not be alive, the body is very intelligent and has evolved in a way that it can handle almost anything you drink or eat and yet remain at the same PH.

                          LynnLuc
                          Participant

                             

                            Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense

                            Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

                            Have you seen advertisements for products such as coral calcium or alkaline water that are supposed to neutralize acid in your bloodstream? Taking calcium or drinking alkaline water does not affect blood acidity. Anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood acidic does not understand nutrition.

                            You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream. An entire bottle of calcium pills or antacids would not change the acidity of your stomach for more than a few minutes.

                            All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.

                            Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body.

                            All chemical reactions in your body are started by chemicals called enzymes. For example, if you convert chemical A to chemical B and release energy, enzymes must start these reactions. All enzymes function in a very narrow range of acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity is expressed as "pH."). If your blood changes its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it is quickly changed back to the normal pH or these enzymes would not function and the necessary chemical reactions would not proceed in your body.

                            For example, when you hold your breath, carbon dioxide accumulates in your bloodstream very rapidly and your blood turns acidic, and you will become uncomfortable or even pass out. This forces you to start breathing again immediately, and the pH returns to normal. If your kidneys are damaged and cannot regulate the acidity of your bloodstream, chemical reactions stop, poisons accumulate in your bloodstream, and you can die.

                            Certain foods can leave end-products called ash that can make your urine acid or alkaline, but urine is the only body fluid that can have its acidity changed by food or supplements. ALKALINE-ASH FOODS include fresh fruit and raw vegetables. ACID-ASH FOODS include ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS, whole grains, beans and other seeds. These foods can change the acidity of your urine, but that's irrelevant since your urine is contained in your bladder and does not affect the pH of any other part of your body.

                            When you take in more protein than your body needs, your body cannot store it, so the excess amino acids are converted to organic acids that would acidify your blood. But your blood never becomes acidic because as soon as the proteins are converted to organic acids, calcium leaves your bones to neutralize the acid and prevent any change in pH. Because of this, many scientists think that taking in too much protein may weaken bones to cause osteoporosis.

                            Cranberries have been shown to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections, but not because of their acidity. They contain chemicals that prevent bacteria from sticking to urinary tract cells.

                            Taking calcium supplements or drinking alkaline water will not change the pH of your blood. If you hear someone say that your body is too acidic and you should use their product to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to believe anything else the person tells you.


                            Dr. Mirkin, who practices medicine in Kensington, Maryland, is board-certified in four specialties: allergy and immunology; sports medicine; pediatrics; and pediatric immunology. He has served as a teaching fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, and Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has written 16 books on sportsmedicine, weight control, and low-fat eating. 

                            http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

                             

                            I agree from everything I have read your body continues to maintain homostatis regardless of what water you drink  or if you load yourself up on certain foods…

                            LynnLuc
                            Participant

                               

                              Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense

                              Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

                              Have you seen advertisements for products such as coral calcium or alkaline water that are supposed to neutralize acid in your bloodstream? Taking calcium or drinking alkaline water does not affect blood acidity. Anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood acidic does not understand nutrition.

                              You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream. An entire bottle of calcium pills or antacids would not change the acidity of your stomach for more than a few minutes.

                              All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.

                              Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body.

                              All chemical reactions in your body are started by chemicals called enzymes. For example, if you convert chemical A to chemical B and release energy, enzymes must start these reactions. All enzymes function in a very narrow range of acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity is expressed as "pH."). If your blood changes its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it is quickly changed back to the normal pH or these enzymes would not function and the necessary chemical reactions would not proceed in your body.

                              For example, when you hold your breath, carbon dioxide accumulates in your bloodstream very rapidly and your blood turns acidic, and you will become uncomfortable or even pass out. This forces you to start breathing again immediately, and the pH returns to normal. If your kidneys are damaged and cannot regulate the acidity of your bloodstream, chemical reactions stop, poisons accumulate in your bloodstream, and you can die.

                              Certain foods can leave end-products called ash that can make your urine acid or alkaline, but urine is the only body fluid that can have its acidity changed by food or supplements. ALKALINE-ASH FOODS include fresh fruit and raw vegetables. ACID-ASH FOODS include ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS, whole grains, beans and other seeds. These foods can change the acidity of your urine, but that's irrelevant since your urine is contained in your bladder and does not affect the pH of any other part of your body.

                              When you take in more protein than your body needs, your body cannot store it, so the excess amino acids are converted to organic acids that would acidify your blood. But your blood never becomes acidic because as soon as the proteins are converted to organic acids, calcium leaves your bones to neutralize the acid and prevent any change in pH. Because of this, many scientists think that taking in too much protein may weaken bones to cause osteoporosis.

                              Cranberries have been shown to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections, but not because of their acidity. They contain chemicals that prevent bacteria from sticking to urinary tract cells.

                              Taking calcium supplements or drinking alkaline water will not change the pH of your blood. If you hear someone say that your body is too acidic and you should use their product to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to believe anything else the person tells you.


                              Dr. Mirkin, who practices medicine in Kensington, Maryland, is board-certified in four specialties: allergy and immunology; sports medicine; pediatrics; and pediatric immunology. He has served as a teaching fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, and Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has written 16 books on sportsmedicine, weight control, and low-fat eating. 

                              http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

                               

                              I agree from everything I have read your body continues to maintain homostatis regardless of what water you drink  or if you load yourself up on certain foods…

                                deardad
                                Participant

                                  Yep that's pretty clear indeed….quackery.

                                  Thanks for you're replies, greatly appreciated.

                                  Nahmi from Melbourne

                                  deardad
                                  Participant

                                    Yep that's pretty clear indeed….quackery.

                                    Thanks for you're replies, greatly appreciated.

                                    Nahmi from Melbourne

                                    deardad
                                    Participant

                                      Yep that's pretty clear indeed….quackery.

                                      Thanks for you're replies, greatly appreciated.

                                      Nahmi from Melbourne

                                      JerryfromFauq
                                      Participant

                                        I agree so much with Anonymous, Lynn and Dr Gabe Mirkin (Who I have found to be an amaziing doctor over the past 20 years).   My Oncologist and I had this discussion five years ago and he told me the same thing my online research had led me to believe.  This was basically what Dr Mirkin says  in Lynn's post.  Dr Mirkin is a voracious reader and puts out a newsletter of his findings.  He is often 10 to 20 years ahead of the mainstreaam medical community.

                                        Snickers60
                                        Participant

                                          I would expect scepticism from an MD – however – when we first learned Wayne had Mets to lung and liver, we read all of these things and he watched a man who had done SODA and BLACK STRAP MOLASSES (theory – cancer loves sugar – molasses carries the soda to the cancer and kills it because it becomes ALKALINE which I very much believe in, because I watch it change all the time in my husband).   If the DOC tells you not to do …….there's a fair chance you SHOULD ! ๐Ÿ™‚   THEY refuse to believe anything but their outdated medical books.

                                          When we arrived at MDA BEFORE Wayne started treatment – they did scans and the orgininal tumor had shrunk from 1.6 to 1.1.    HE HAD DONE NOTHING ELSE DIFFERENT !      Just the soda and molasses.

                                          He has dropped the molasses but drinks a glass of soda water everyday !   He is also feeling better.

                                          Snickers60
                                          Participant

                                            I would expect scepticism from an MD – however – when we first learned Wayne had Mets to lung and liver, we read all of these things and he watched a man who had done SODA and BLACK STRAP MOLASSES (theory – cancer loves sugar – molasses carries the soda to the cancer and kills it because it becomes ALKALINE which I very much believe in, because I watch it change all the time in my husband).   If the DOC tells you not to do …….there's a fair chance you SHOULD ! ๐Ÿ™‚   THEY refuse to believe anything but their outdated medical books.

                                            When we arrived at MDA BEFORE Wayne started treatment – they did scans and the orgininal tumor had shrunk from 1.6 to 1.1.    HE HAD DONE NOTHING ELSE DIFFERENT !      Just the soda and molasses.

                                            He has dropped the molasses but drinks a glass of soda water everyday !   He is also feeling better.

                                            JerryfromFauq
                                            Participant
                                              snickers, Please don’t look at Gabe Mirkin as as just another mainstream MD. This man in no more mainstream than is Dr. Andrew Weil (whose work my melanoma specialist Surgeon referred me to.) Most mainstream Doctors refuse to follow much of what Mirkin believes. I have good reasons to believe that if I had not followed his advice (to the point of taking meds that my mainstream doctor refused to prescribe) I would not be here today.
                                              . I had to order the legal meds from overseas because in the 1990’s (and even now) most GP’s will not allow one to get prescriptions for low level antibiotics for COPD. I was on 7 prescriptions for COPD (for many years) when I ordered (from overseas without a prescription) what Mirkin recommended in his newsletter for COPD and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I took it against my GP’s advice. One with COPD cannot be allowed to take IL-2. In spite of my GP’s medical write up in my medical record saying that I had bad COPD, my melanoma specialist Oncologist could find no sign of COPD six years later, administered IL-2 anyway. My wildly growing Melanoma tumors stabilized for 20 months. Without the long term Doxycycline years earlier, I would not have been allowed the IL-2 and then would not have been likely to have survived until the early Gleevec work on C-kit melanoma was first published! Over seventeen years ago Mirkin researched doxycycline for RA. His wife was bedridden with RA. She now bicycles with him. Some of the RA doctors are now prescribing long term Doxycycline for their RA patients. It is becoming a standard item to try and does work in a fair percentage of RA patients!
                                              I do not believe that the PH of the blood varies more than ,1 (7.35-7.45) without major survivability problems.
                                              I do wonder about a relationship between bone tumors and the body using the calcium from the bones to keep the blood pH within the .1 pH range! (Both start, spread, and growth.)
                                              I also wonder what the effect would be of direct injections of alkalizing substances (yeah, which substances?) directly into tumors would be (regardless of location) . (Suspect direct injections under controlled conditions might be much more effective than trying to change the blood pH level. (Of course this would likely only work for a low number of tumors rather than innumerable widespread systemic ones.)
                                              But could it reduce the load on the body to be done to the largest, fastest growing tumors?
                                              Things to think about! Anyone hear of any work on these lines?
                                              JerryfromFauq
                                              Participant
                                                snickers, Please don’t look at Gabe Mirkin as as just another mainstream MD. This man in no more mainstream than is Dr. Andrew Weil (whose work my melanoma specialist Surgeon referred me to.) Most mainstream Doctors refuse to follow much of what Mirkin believes. I have good reasons to believe that if I had not followed his advice (to the point of taking meds that my mainstream doctor refused to prescribe) I would not be here today.
                                                . I had to order the legal meds from overseas because in the 1990’s (and even now) most GP’s will not allow one to get prescriptions for low level antibiotics for COPD. I was on 7 prescriptions for COPD (for many years) when I ordered (from overseas without a prescription) what Mirkin recommended in his newsletter for COPD and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I took it against my GP’s advice. One with COPD cannot be allowed to take IL-2. In spite of my GP’s medical write up in my medical record saying that I had bad COPD, my melanoma specialist Oncologist could find no sign of COPD six years later, administered IL-2 anyway. My wildly growing Melanoma tumors stabilized for 20 months. Without the long term Doxycycline years earlier, I would not have been allowed the IL-2 and then would not have been likely to have survived until the early Gleevec work on C-kit melanoma was first published! Over seventeen years ago Mirkin researched doxycycline for RA. His wife was bedridden with RA. She now bicycles with him. Some of the RA doctors are now prescribing long term Doxycycline for their RA patients. It is becoming a standard item to try and does work in a fair percentage of RA patients!
                                                I do not believe that the PH of the blood varies more than ,1 (7.35-7.45) without major survivability problems.
                                                I do wonder about a relationship between bone tumors and the body using the calcium from the bones to keep the blood pH within the .1 pH range! (Both start, spread, and growth.)
                                                I also wonder what the effect would be of direct injections of alkalizing substances (yeah, which substances?) directly into tumors would be (regardless of location) . (Suspect direct injections under controlled conditions might be much more effective than trying to change the blood pH level. (Of course this would likely only work for a low number of tumors rather than innumerable widespread systemic ones.)
                                                But could it reduce the load on the body to be done to the largest, fastest growing tumors?
                                                Things to think about! Anyone hear of any work on these lines?
                                                Linny
                                                Participant

                                                  i find the part about some doctors prescribing doxycycline to RA patients interesting. Based on reading I've done, Lyme Disease responds to doxycycline and is frequently misdiagnosed as RA. Do you have a link for that article?

                                                  Linny
                                                  Participant

                                                    i find the part about some doctors prescribing doxycycline to RA patients interesting. Based on reading I've done, Lyme Disease responds to doxycycline and is frequently misdiagnosed as RA. Do you have a link for that article?

                                                    Linny
                                                    Participant

                                                      i find the part about some doctors prescribing doxycycline to RA patients interesting. Based on reading I've done, Lyme Disease responds to doxycycline and is frequently misdiagnosed as RA. Do you have a link for that article?

                                                      JerryfromFauq
                                                      Participant
                                                        snickers, Please don’t look at Gabe Mirkin as as just another mainstream MD. This man in no more mainstream than is Dr. Andrew Weil (whose work my melanoma specialist Surgeon referred me to.) Most mainstream Doctors refuse to follow much of what Mirkin believes. I have good reasons to believe that if I had not followed his advice (to the point of taking meds that my mainstream doctor refused to prescribe) I would not be here today.
                                                        . I had to order the legal meds from overseas because in the 1990’s (and even now) most GP’s will not allow one to get prescriptions for low level antibiotics for COPD. I was on 7 prescriptions for COPD (for many years) when I ordered (from overseas without a prescription) what Mirkin recommended in his newsletter for COPD and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I took it against my GP’s advice. One with COPD cannot be allowed to take IL-2. In spite of my GP’s medical write up in my medical record saying that I had bad COPD, my melanoma specialist Oncologist could find no sign of COPD six years later, administered IL-2 anyway. My wildly growing Melanoma tumors stabilized for 20 months. Without the long term Doxycycline years earlier, I would not have been allowed the IL-2 and then would not have been likely to have survived until the early Gleevec work on C-kit melanoma was first published! Over seventeen years ago Mirkin researched doxycycline for RA. His wife was bedridden with RA. She now bicycles with him. Some of the RA doctors are now prescribing long term Doxycycline for their RA patients. It is becoming a standard item to try and does work in a fair percentage of RA patients!
                                                        I do not believe that the PH of the blood varies more than ,1 (7.35-7.45) without major survivability problems.
                                                        I do wonder about a relationship between bone tumors and the body using the calcium from the bones to keep the blood pH within the .1 pH range! (Both start, spread, and growth.)
                                                        I also wonder what the effect would be of direct injections of alkalizing substances (yeah, which substances?) directly into tumors would be (regardless of location) . (Suspect direct injections under controlled conditions might be much more effective than trying to change the blood pH level. (Of course this would likely only work for a low number of tumors rather than innumerable widespread systemic ones.)
                                                        But could it reduce the load on the body to be done to the largest, fastest growing tumors?
                                                        Things to think about! Anyone hear of any work on these lines?
                                                        Snickers60
                                                        Participant

                                                          I would expect scepticism from an MD – however – when we first learned Wayne had Mets to lung and liver, we read all of these things and he watched a man who had done SODA and BLACK STRAP MOLASSES (theory – cancer loves sugar – molasses carries the soda to the cancer and kills it because it becomes ALKALINE which I very much believe in, because I watch it change all the time in my husband).   If the DOC tells you not to do …….there's a fair chance you SHOULD ! ๐Ÿ™‚   THEY refuse to believe anything but their outdated medical books.

                                                          When we arrived at MDA BEFORE Wayne started treatment – they did scans and the orgininal tumor had shrunk from 1.6 to 1.1.    HE HAD DONE NOTHING ELSE DIFFERENT !      Just the soda and molasses.

                                                          He has dropped the molasses but drinks a glass of soda water everyday !   He is also feeling better.

                                                          JerryfromFauq
                                                          Participant

                                                            I agree so much with Anonymous, Lynn and Dr Gabe Mirkin (Who I have found to be an amaziing doctor over the past 20 years).   My Oncologist and I had this discussion five years ago and he told me the same thing my online research had led me to believe.  This was basically what Dr Mirkin says  in Lynn's post.  Dr Mirkin is a voracious reader and puts out a newsletter of his findings.  He is often 10 to 20 years ahead of the mainstreaam medical community.

                                                            JerryfromFauq
                                                            Participant

                                                              I agree so much with Anonymous, Lynn and Dr Gabe Mirkin (Who I have found to be an amaziing doctor over the past 20 years).   My Oncologist and I had this discussion five years ago and he told me the same thing my online research had led me to believe.  This was basically what Dr Mirkin says  in Lynn's post.  Dr Mirkin is a voracious reader and puts out a newsletter of his findings.  He is often 10 to 20 years ahead of the mainstreaam medical community.

                                                              tammajenna
                                                              Participant

                                                                The fact that you're a doctor is impressive. The fact that medical students get minimal education in nutrition explains why you are incorrect in much of what you say. It is a known fact that western medical doctors are owned by the drug companies, so please, feel free to miss inform your patients at work, but leave the rest of us alone.

                                                                tammajenna
                                                                Participant

                                                                  The fact that you're a doctor is impressive. The fact that medical students get minimal education in nutrition explains why you are incorrect in much of what you say. It is a known fact that western medical doctors are owned by the drug companies, so please, feel free to miss inform your patients at work, but leave the rest of us alone.

                                                                  tammajenna
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    The fact that you're a doctor is impressive. The fact that medical students get minimal education in nutrition explains why you are incorrect in much of what you say. It is a known fact that western medical doctors are owned by the drug companies, so please, feel free to miss inform your patients at work, but leave the rest of us alone.

                                                                  LynnLuc
                                                                  Participant

                                                                     

                                                                    Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense

                                                                    Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

                                                                    Have you seen advertisements for products such as coral calcium or alkaline water that are supposed to neutralize acid in your bloodstream? Taking calcium or drinking alkaline water does not affect blood acidity. Anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood acidic does not understand nutrition.

                                                                    You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline, because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Citrus fruits, vinegar, and vitamins such as ascorbic acid or folic acid do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream. An entire bottle of calcium pills or antacids would not change the acidity of your stomach for more than a few minutes.

                                                                    All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.

                                                                    Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body.

                                                                    All chemical reactions in your body are started by chemicals called enzymes. For example, if you convert chemical A to chemical B and release energy, enzymes must start these reactions. All enzymes function in a very narrow range of acidity. (The degree of acidity or alkalinity is expressed as "pH."). If your blood changes its acidity or alkalinity for any reason, it is quickly changed back to the normal pH or these enzymes would not function and the necessary chemical reactions would not proceed in your body.

                                                                    For example, when you hold your breath, carbon dioxide accumulates in your bloodstream very rapidly and your blood turns acidic, and you will become uncomfortable or even pass out. This forces you to start breathing again immediately, and the pH returns to normal. If your kidneys are damaged and cannot regulate the acidity of your bloodstream, chemical reactions stop, poisons accumulate in your bloodstream, and you can die.

                                                                    Certain foods can leave end-products called ash that can make your urine acid or alkaline, but urine is the only body fluid that can have its acidity changed by food or supplements. ALKALINE-ASH FOODS include fresh fruit and raw vegetables. ACID-ASH FOODS include ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS, whole grains, beans and other seeds. These foods can change the acidity of your urine, but that's irrelevant since your urine is contained in your bladder and does not affect the pH of any other part of your body.

                                                                    When you take in more protein than your body needs, your body cannot store it, so the excess amino acids are converted to organic acids that would acidify your blood. But your blood never becomes acidic because as soon as the proteins are converted to organic acids, calcium leaves your bones to neutralize the acid and prevent any change in pH. Because of this, many scientists think that taking in too much protein may weaken bones to cause osteoporosis.

                                                                    Cranberries have been shown to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections, but not because of their acidity. They contain chemicals that prevent bacteria from sticking to urinary tract cells.

                                                                    Taking calcium supplements or drinking alkaline water will not change the pH of your blood. If you hear someone say that your body is too acidic and you should use their product to make it more alkaline, you would be wise not to believe anything else the person tells you.


                                                                    Dr. Mirkin, who practices medicine in Kensington, Maryland, is board-certified in four specialties: allergy and immunology; sports medicine; pediatrics; and pediatric immunology. He has served as a teaching fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, and Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has written 16 books on sportsmedicine, weight control, and low-fat eating. 

                                                                    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

                                                                     

                                                                    I agree from everything I have read your body continues to maintain homostatis regardless of what water you drink  or if you load yourself up on certain foods…

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                                                                About the MRF Patient Forum

                                                                The MRF Patient Forum is the oldest and largest online community of people affected by melanoma. It is designed to provide peer support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. There is no better place to discuss different parts of your journey with this cancer and find the friends and support resources to make that journey more bearable.

                                                                The information on the forum is open and accessible to everyone. To add a new topic or to post a reply, you must be a registered user. Please note that you will be able to post both topics and replies anonymously even though you are logged in. All posts must abide byย MRF posting policies.