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Living a Longer Life with Baking Soda

Published on May 26, 2016, Last modified on December 10, 2016

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Research published recently in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that having balanced bicarbonate levels in your body reduces chances of an early death. The study examined data compiled in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study for 2,287 participants.

Study author Dr. Kalani Raphael, associate professor and nephrology and hypertension specialist at the University of Utah, and colleagues investigated pH, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate in association with long-term survival. According to the University of Utah, “Critically ill patients with severe acid-base abnormalities have a very low likelihood of surviving their illness.”

Dr. Raphael found that low levels of bicarbonate is linked to an increased risk for premature death by 24 percent. “What we found was that generally healthy older people with low levels of bicarbonate had a higher risk of death,” Raphael said. The study’s findings assists clinicians in better assessing patient’s risk of premature death by analyzing their blood bicarbonate concentrations more closely, something doctors never do. What he is saying is that the secret to health lies with sufficient bicarbonate levels. Older adults who have low levels of bicarbonate in their blood are putting themselves at risk of premature death.

“Uniformly, in ill patients, increasing the alkaline buffer of the tissues makes patients feel better. As mentioned above, this is particularly true in chemically sensitive patients, and can actually be a “cure” in the sense that we are increasing the body’s ability to react in a healthy way to noxious stimuli. If I use the intravenous sodium bicarbonate in such patients, it is usually given twice a week for a period of 4-5 weeks. Sodium bicarbonate is a very effective way of directly improving celllular health by making the tissue more alkaline,” concludes Dr. Eric Chan.

Sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc. When the body is bicarbonate sufficient it is more capable of resisting the toxicity of chemical insults.

Treating Acid Conditions with Bicarbonate

Over acidity, which is highly common today, is a dangerous condition that contributes to a host of serious health conditions, yet doctors refuse to test pH levels (much better and less expensive to do at home) and resist prescribing sodium bicarbonate, which is simple baking soda, to address this common condition.  An acidic internal environment is the perfect place for disease to thrive and that includes cancer. Normal pH environments resists disease and cancer formation. Sodium bicarbonate is the time-honored method to ‘speed up’ the return of the body’s bicarbonate levels to normal. Sodium bicarbonate is a strong medicinal, one of the strongest; it will drive pH levels up quickly, as well as oxygen, throughout most of the tissues, and that is why it is so effective.

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Acidosis is extremely common in our society mostly due to the American diet and lifestyle. Although eggs, dairy and meats, are acidic, the main problem is with processed foods. These include white flour, sugar, coffee and soda, which create an acidic environment. Breathing too fast also causes acidity as does pharmaceutical drugs, artificial sweeteners, radiation exposure (medical tests) and exposure to all the chemicals and pesticides and even the polluted air we breathe and water we drink.  

When we become acidic, the body steals minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium from the bones and organs to neutralize the acid. This puts stress on the body and, unfortunately, can go unnoticed for many years especially because doctors prescribe further acid forming drugs to cover up the symptoms of acidity.

When our pH becomes acidic, we commonly face fatigue, infections, obesity, depression, dry skin, ulcers, diabetes, immune deficiency, hormone issues, premature aging, weak bones, yeast, slow digestion, bladder conditions, kidney problems, cardiovascular damage and joint pain all due to lactic acid buildup. British scientists at the Royal London Hospital shows that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.

Sodium bicarbonate is the best, quickest and safest way of assisting your body in balancing pH levels, thereby extending life by reducing the formation of serious diseases. It is also one of the best medicines (foods) for treating cancer.

Bicarbonate and Cancer

A number of studies have shown that the extracellular pH in cancers is typically lower than that in normal tissue and that an acidic pH promotes invasive tumor growth in primary and metastatic cancers. The external pH of solid tumors is acidic as a consequence of increased metabolism of glucose and poor perfusion. Acid pH has been shown to stimulate tumor cell invasion and metastasis in vitro and in cells before tail vein injection in vivo.

Dr. Robert J. Gillies from Wayne State University School of Medicine paper, “Acidity generated by the tumor microenvironment drives local invasion. The pH of solid tumors is acidic due to increased fermentative metabolism and poor perfusion. In every case, the peritumoral pH was acidic and heterogeneous and the regions of highest tumor invasion corresponded to areas of lowest pH. Tumor invasion did not occur into regions with normal or near-normal pH. In support of the functional importance of our findings, 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.”

Pancreatic Health

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The pancreas is harmed, as are all organs, if the body becomes too acidic. The pancreas is especially sensitive to acidic conditions. Without sufficient bicarbonates, the pancreas is slowly destroyed. When the pancreas loses the ability to produce enough bicarbonate essential for the pancreatic enzymes to function properly, undigested proteins penetrate the bloodstream inducing allergic reactions and inflammation.

“Monitoring of blood-sugar levels, insulin production, acid-base balance, and pancreatic bicarbonate and enzyme production before and after test exposures to potentially allergic substances reveals that the pancreas is the first organ to develop inhibited function from varied stresses,” writes Dr. William Philpott and Dr. Dwight K. Kalita in their book Brain Allergies.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is 100 percent sodium bicarbonate. When mixed with an acid, baking soda reacts, making bubbles and giving off carbon dioxide gas. It does this when it hits stomach acid, it does it when you squeeze a lemon into it when still in the glass, and it does this when you use Bath bombs in the bathtub when you mix bicarbonate with citric acid. Bicarbonate works so well as a medicine exactly because it turns into carbon dioxide. It has always been my contention that combining oral with transdermal treatments is better that intravenous method of administration unless it is an emergency.

The Journal of Nutrition conducted a study of sparkling and still mineral water. The study participants were asked to drink 1 liter of either the sparkling or still each day for two months, followed by two months on the other water. It was found that drinking sparkling water brought about significant reductions in the level of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (generally regarded as a risk factor for heart disease), as well as a significant increase in levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (generally taken to reduce heart disease risk). These and other biochemical changes induced by drinking sparkling water were estimated to reduce the women’s risk of developing heart disease over the next decade by about a third.

You can purchase a box of baking soda for under $1, making it the least expensive home remedy and one that is used extensively in intensive care wards and emergency rooms when the blood pH gets out of hand. Sparkling water (full of bicarbonates/CO2) easily replaces all the statin drugs and many other pharmaceuticals but your doctor does not want you to know this.

Gas bubbles in carbonated water are created by adding carbon dioxide to plain water. Carbonated water does not contain phosphoric acid, which strips bones of calcium and causes blood acidity. Carbonated water has one ingredient that soft drinks lack: bicarbonate. Bicarbonate minimizes calcium loss from the bones. Since blood acidity is not excessive when consuming carbonated water due to bicarbonate, more calcium stays in the bones.

We are talking about serious medicine when we talk about sodium bicarbonate. Earlier and more frequent use of sodium bicarbonate is associated with higher early resuscitability rates and with better long-term neurological outcomes in emergency units. Sodium bicarbonate is very beneficial during CPR.

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Oncologists are fools when they make fun of bicarbonate (CO2) because first they do not know the medical science, the importance of this healthy and necessary gas, do not know that in the blood bicarbonate and CO2 interchange, practically at the speed of light thanks to an enzyme Carbonic anhydrases in side of us. This allows the rapid interconversion of carbon dioxide and water to bicarbonate and protons or vice versa.

Oncologists do not know how this all relates to healthy cell environments because more oxygen gets to the cells when there is plenty of CO2 (bicarbonate) in the blood. They haven’t a clue as to why this is important in cancer prevention, cancer treatment, and cancer cure. Carbon dioxide (bicarbonate) is a nutrient as well as a product of respiration and energy production in the cells and its lack or deficiency is of itself a starting point for disturbances in the body.

Dr. Alina Vasiljeva and Dr. David Nias wrote, “At the end of the 19th century, scientists Bohr and Verigo discovered what seemed a strange law; a decreased level of carbon dioxide in the blood leads to decreased oxygen supply to the cells in the body including the brain, heart, kidneys etc. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was found to be responsible for the bond between oxygen and haemoglobin. If the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal, then this leads to difficulties in releasing oxygen from haemoglobin. Hence the Verigo-Bohr law.”

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. Taking bicarbonate orally and in baths increases CO2 levels (bicarbonate) in the blood as does slow breathing.

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  • Y. Garcia

    Having worked in the hospital industry for about 20 years, I’ve noticed that fewer and fewer laboratories are including bicarbonate in their electrolyte panels.Some do … but at some labs, bicarbonate is not automatically included and must be asked for separately. Perhaps labs (and requesting physicians) feel that the CO2 parameter completely replaces bicarbonate … but CO2 and bicarbonate are not exactly the same, are they? Is it possible that a case of acidosis might fail to be detected if bicarbonate is excluded from the screening?

  • LarryDavis24

    I agree about bicarbonates being a useful treatment modality, but I think potassium bicarbonate may be a good choice as well. K-bicarb alkalizes but improves kidney function quite a bit over sod-bicarb. I’ve read some articles recently that say the sodium/potassium balance has shifted to sodium, which may be a cause of excess acidity. For me, it’s best to avoid to added sodium.

  • RicardoRichard

    I am afraid the picture of baking soda is not that rosy as it is painted here. There is always the other side of the picture. First of all not all cancers are acidic, leukaemia is not. I suppose the blood will never turn acidic in a living patient, the patient will die. Bacteria of lyme disease live in alkaline environment. So they would be glad if they could get more baking soda… Besides as we grow old our stomach acidity gets lower and lower and the problems with digesting proteins get worse, so drinking sodium bicarbonate worsens the situation even further. It would be nice to naturally make the pancreas produce more bicarbonate, but how to do it?

    • Pam

      You NEVER take bicarbonate of soda at meal times. We take first thing in the morning and last thing at night on an empty stomach, no problems. The majority if not allp[eople have acidic systems due to dietary guidelines fed us. Very few live the perfect lifestyle of plenty of organic fruit, vegetables and whole grains only!

      • RicardoRichard

        I am thousands of miles away from American diet both literally and figuratively. I live in Europe. Unfortunately, I beg to differ. I take kitchen soda occasionally but never on regular basis because it lowers the acidity of the stomach, which is the first step to have problems with a proper digestion, especially proteins. Researches attach too much attention to gut, but if your stomach is unable to digest especially proteins, you have gut problems. So we must see to our stomach first. I eat everything, although my diet is a plant-based, very similar to what Dr Hyman is talking about now, but I have been putting it into practice for at least 25 years if not longer. I normally consume some 1.5 kg/2.0 kg of fruit and veggies every day. I never use vegetable oils as Americans do, except for oil-pulling first thing in the morning and then rinsing my mouth with hot water. For frying I use only ghee, because of its high smoke point (around 250ºC), or coconut oil or olive oil but never for frying above 170ºC. The only thing I was taken in by those scientists of yesterday was butter, which I avoided. I ate and a lot of marge. I should have been dead by the end of the 20th century. Can you imagine almost 2kg of marge every month. I started the 21st century on the right in this respect.

        • AZ DONALD

          You TOTALLY ignored Pam’s comment to you and repeated the same thing that you did the first time.

          She CLEARLY countered with the fact that you take it on an empty stomach upon wakening. Once that passes, within minutes, then your stomach acid almost immediately replenishes. Then when you eat a meal it stays in your stomach for two hours bathing in the stomach acid doing it’s job.

          I was on antibiotics for a year and a half doing exactly what Pam proposed. Take it first thing on an empty stomach then later before bed on an empty stomach. This absorbs into your system alkalizing it and the gut pumps out more acid immediately once it’s passed. I was taking it morning and night all that time and my urine was always above or well above 7.0. I’m also a vegan and had no digestive disturbances at all, in fact, the problems I did have went away. Now that i’m off ABX I still take 1/2 tsp morning and night.

          Also, what happened to all of the other comments? Why were they all taken down?

          .

          • RicardoRichard

            I suppose you know it, because it is an open secret that one’s man’s meat is another man’s poison. And we can adapt this proverb to supplements and other things not necessarily food. Everyone of us is different with different metabolism and different health problems.

            I am glad it has worked for you and go on like that. It will probably not work for others. And it will not work for me because I am extremely hungry in the morning after not eating for 12-14 hours and I cannot start my day with kitchen soda – it will prolong my suffering from hunger for 2-3 hours more.. When I suggested somewhere taking kitchen soda at night, I was thinking of my habits, it is the only time when it is workable for me and I do it now and then.

            The fact that your urine is 7.0 only confirms that your organism is too much alkaline and therefore it gets rid of it.

          • AZ DONALD

            you still don’t seem to understand what pam or I are trying to tell you so I’ll give it one more shot.

            {{{it will prolong my suffering from hunger for 2-3 hours more..}}}

            I, like you, am famished when I wake up and have to start eating right away just as I do before going to bed and even before working out. I’m always eating it seems.

            I put 1 tsp BS into a glass and maybe 1/2 inch of water and hold it in my mouth while rinsing out the cup and filling it with maybe half water to wash down the BS. then I take all of the supplements needed to be taken on an empty stomach, Restore, serrapeptase, nattokinase and colloidal silver. by this time all of the baking soda has traveled into the small intestine followed by these supplements AND THE STOMACH IS EMPTY.

            I then drink a green smoothie followed by a huge bowl of oatmeal, flaxseed, blueberries and raisins.

            NOW, the sphincter muscle at the bottom of your stomach closes to digest the food you have just eaten and it stays closed for 2 hours give or take a little. WHILE THIS IS OCCURRING THE BS HAS TRAVELED DOWN THE INTESTINES AND HAS BEEN ABSORBED BY THE BODY. IT’S NOT IN THE ‘STOMACH’ ANY LONGER.

            while the BS is absorbing into your system and alkalizing it, your food is stuck in your stomach with the hydrochloric acid that was produced because of the meal just consumed.

            this way, you are not diluting the stomach acid with BS on a full stomach but it has ALREADY PASSED ON THRU TO THE SMALL BOWEL AND HAS NO EFFECT ON THE MEAL YOU HAVE EATEN FOLLOWING THE BS WHEN YOU FIRST GOT UP.

            I hope this finally makes sense because I am all out of ideas to help you understand where we are coming from.

            donald.

            PS {{{The fact that your urine is 7.0 only confirms that your organism is too much alkaline }}}

            I have no idea what you are trying to say because 7 is NEUTRAL and the perfect pH. a pH of 7-8 is ideal and 1 tsp BS morning and night on an empty stomach keep me right in that range 24 hours a day.

            PSS. I WAS INOPERABLE 5 YEARS AGO WITH PROGRESSIVE BRAIN DISEASE. AFTER 20 MONTHS ON A NO OIL, WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET MY 3 AREAS OF BLOCKAGE OF MY ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERIES WAS COMPLETELY CLEARED UP. NOT EVEN A SUGGESTION OF DISEASE IN MY MAGNETIC RESONANCE BRAIN SCANS. IT’S NOW BEEN 5 YEARS ON A WFPBD WITH ABSOLUTELY NO HINT OF DISEASE OR BRAIN PROBLEMS. MY NEW PLANT BASED DOCTOR IN ORACLE, AZ IS GOING TO USE MY STORY AND BEFORE/AFTER IMAGES IN A NEW BOOK HE’S WRITING ALONG WITH A POSSIBLE DOCUMENTARY.

            PSSS. YOU SHOULD NEVER USE VEGETABLE OIL FOR ANYTHING LET ALONE *OIL PULLING*.
            YOU SHOULD USE COCONUT OIL FOR THAT DUE TO IT’S ANTIVIRAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES. IN ADDITION, YOU SHOULD USE *NO ADDED OILS IN YOUR DIET AT ALL*. THE FATS WE GET IN PLANTS ARE ALL WE NEED AND IN THE RIGHT PROPORTIONS. IT’S ONCE YOU GET PAST ABOUT 10% OIL IN THE DIET (PLANT OR ANIMAL) THAT DISEASE STATES BEGIN.

            I KNOW, BEEN THERE DONE THAT. THE OTHER PATIENT MY ESTEEMED NEUROLOGIST FROM THE U of A HAD DID NOT CHANGE HIS DIET AS INSTRUCTED AND PROGRESSED INTO DEATH 3 YEARS AGO. YOU COULD PUT HIS MR-ANGIOGRAM PICTURES OVER MINE AND THEY WERE ALMOST IDENTICAL. I NOT ONLY LIVED BUT REVERSED MY BRAIN DISEASE. HE REMAINED ON A SAD DIET AND IS NOW DEAD. END OF STORY :o)

            .

          • RicardoRichard

            OK. You understand it all and I don’t understand anything. Are you satisfied?

            By drinking BS first thing in the morning you neutralize the acidity of your stomach even further. It does not mean that your BS with water passes through your stomach instantaneously without leaving a trace.

            Measure your stomach acidity by drinking apple-cider vinegar (a spoonful) mixed with 100ml of water (some 3/4th of a glass on empty stomach and if you manage to belch within 1.30 min it means your stomach acidity is OK. Lots of people fail this simple test.

            I usually start the day by acidifying my stomach (by drinking some water with some apple-cider vinegar) – the result I have never suffered from reflux.. I will probably pass on to do it before each meal.

            You were talking “above 7.0 Ph” – meaning alkaline – no wonder your urine is alkaline because your organism rids itself of unnecessary ph. – the body regulates itself.

            Please remember – different organs maintain different Ph levels, There’s nothing like average,

          • AZ DONALD

            last time and i’m done with you, your stubbornness and anger issues where you refuse to listen to either pam or my simple explanation and make a mountain out of a mole hill. you make a problem where there is NONE.

            it doesn’t matter if it’s water, sugar water or salt water. the lower valve in the stomach, the pyloric valve, allows the ounce of water with BS to pass thru within minutes on an empty stomach. then when you follow it with a full glass of water everything is all thru and gone into the small intestine. IT DOESN’T MAGICALLY HANG UP SOMEHOW IN THE STOMACH, IT PASSES RIGHT ON THRU.

            I used to do gastric emptying times as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist so I do have a little knowledge in this area. the radionuclides I used would all be gone out of an empty stomach and into the small intestine within minutes. then, again, within minutes your stomach repopulates the hydrochloric acid. THEN WHEN YOU EAT A MEAL, your pyloric valve (the one at the bottom) closes for two hours to digest the meal you just ate and the stomach is full of nice hydrochloric acid to do the job as it’s supposed to do because the BS has passed on thru. by now, the BS which has passed on into the small intestine has been absorbed into the body.

            how do I know that? because in very short order my urine pH has gone up. after about 2 hours of digesting the meal the pyloric valve opens up, the stomach contents move on and you are ready for another meal.

            then in the evening sometime I go thru the same routine. on an EMPTY STOMACH I take the BS in an ounce or two of water, follow it with plenty of fluids and then eat again and the pyloric valve shuts to do the whole scenario allover again. it’s really that simple.

            don’t bother replying again because i’m done with you. you would argue that it’s light when it’s dark. I just thought i’d give it one more try for it to sink in but somehow I don’t think it ever will. ciao.
            .

          • RicardoRichard

            Who is stubborn? Rather you than me. What are your intentions? This space is to give the readers an opportunity to express their opinions. And you have launched a campaign as if the matter were of life and death. Hold your horses. Cool down a bit. And your threatening tone that it is the last time and you are done with me. Great and I am done with you

          • Nancy B

            Hello AZ Donald,

            You said ” I put 1 tsp BS into a glass and maybe 1/2 inch of water…”

            Do you follow that
            routine daily (morning and night) without a break or do you follow it
            daily for a week or two and then go off of the BS for a week and repeat?

          • AZ DONALD

            wow, uhh thank you. i’m so used to arguing with a coconut that i’m kinda surprised someone is actually interested. 🙂 I’ve been doing it morning and night now for well over 1.5 years. morning is a piece of cake because your stomach is empty and it’s the first thing I do. the evening is a little more tricky trying to find a time where I haven’t eaten in at least 2 hours, preferably 3, but yes, nonstop unless I occasionally forget. I measured it and I use about 2TBS of water, swirl it around then put it in my mouth and then fill the cup with water and wash it down. it’s not a horrible taste but it’s definitely not good and this way you wash it down real fast without tasting it for very long. my urine pH is always above 7, usually around 7.5. when I was taking antibiotics for Lyme I took it 3 times a day as they really made my pH drop. if you want to test your urine pH get some test strips. I used to get mine from alibabba . co m or something like that but they quit carrying them. I ordered the litmus papers instead and that was a mistake. they are useless and I threw them out. I just ordered these strips from ebay and haven’t received them yet so i’m not sure if i’ll like them. search there for: ” pH Test Strips for Saliva and Urine 100ct -2 pack (200 strips) Puna Diagnostic “. these are the ones below that I used to get from china but they are ridiculous in price here : ” pH Test Strips for Urine and Saliva (100) Strips Accurate and Reliable 4.5-9. Sh ” include the Sh on the end, that’s not an error on my part. I hope this helps you somewhat. take care, donald.

          • Nancy B

            thank you for the fast response…Awesome! Yes i am used to reading the stupid comments from the bone heads that think they know it all too. It is a shame that people will not see the usefulness of experience as a teacher for all of us to learn from. Glad you made it on the other side of your illness. As I am in Costa Rica will have to find out where to get the strips here. Cost of shipping stuff is so ridiculous to get a package to me. I am winging it for now….

          • AZ DONALD

            my last comment is waiting approval probably because of the link I gave you so here it is again sans clickable link. thank you for the nice comment, my wife and I are cracking up (and envious-costa rica, do you need a maid and butler?) . if i’m any example, you will be in the 7+ range with 1 tsp morning and night. here’s where I was getting my strips from, maybe they’ll start carrying them again. aliexpress. c o m they are incredibly cheap and the shipping time to get them wasn’t 2-4 weeks but more like 10 days. shipping was always free. here’s what I ordered the last time they had them, they were $6.66 each incl shipping and I always ordered 2 at a time, wish I ordered more now that they’re unavailable. {{ Alkaline pH Test paper Strips Indicator Litmus Kit Testing for body level Urine & Saliva PH4.5-9.0 PH0-14 (100Pcs/Pack) }} their translation is a little off but they were strips, not litmus paper.

          • AZ DONALD

            I got my new pH test strips from ebay, 100×2 for $9.98 which is a great deal. search for : {{ pH Test Strips for Saliva and Urine 100ct -2 pack (200 strips) Puna Diagnostic }}

            they’re even better than the ones I was using, they go down to the 0.25 increment instead of by 0.50 and are easier to read too.

          • Glo

            I am highly interested now into taking this SB, before i find it weird taking it down on my body because i use it to clean kitchen tiled and toilet bowls. Anyway, is there a waiting time after the take before eating a meal? Thanks

          • AZ DONALD

            take it on an empty stomach and then drink some water or fruit juice and in 5 minutes, you should be able to eat as the BS will wash into the small intestine

            now when you eat food, the pyloric sphincter, the muscle that closes the bottom of the stomach, will close allowing your food to begin digestion in the stomach while the BS has traveled into the bowels and alkalizing your body.

          • Tanya

            Drinking it with fruit juice seems weird as most fruit juices are acidic. That seems like they would neutralize each other out.

          • Daeva Skye

            Hi, AZ DONALD, I also have Lyme disease and am looking for reassurance that it is ok to take Bi carb. some say that the Lyme actually like this as they live in a alkaline environment. Whats your take on this? Thanks for taking the time to share your wisdom with us.

          • AZ DONALD

            Hi Daeva,

            I’ve literally just finished packing my car for an out of state funeral over the next week. I’ll talk to you when I get back, don’t forget to contact me if I forget. Keep your chin up, Lyme Disease is CUREABLE, not just put in remission. I know, been there done that.

            Later,
            Donald.

          • Daeva Skye

            Hi Donald,
            thanks for your kind reply and encouragement. I have been really struggling with this terrible illness for over four years and right now, despite my best efforts it seems worse than ever. I really appreciate hearing from people like yourself who have succeeded in overcoming it so any advice you can offer would be very welcome and may even save my life! I look forward to hearing from you next week.
            regards
            Daeva

      • AZ DONALD

        HEY PAM, YOU CAN JUMP IN ANYTIME YOU WANT TO …………… :o) :o) :o)

    • Alex Elmagico

      Leukaemia sells are acidic also, and they produce lactic acid in the same manner the other cancerous cells do. But their impact on systemic metabolism is very different. When carcinomas develop, they create a local tissue acidosis, and the body, in order to compensate it and maintain homoeostasis, turns the blood slightly alkaline, in a very narrow range. Leukaemia cells, circulating in the blood, turn blood slightly alcaline, and the body compensates it by alkalizing the tissues.