Medical Science Proves Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) Treats Cancer

Description: Sodium Bicarbonate – Second Edition

It is not every day that one’s medical work is confirmed so utterly. On January 3rd of 2013 medical scientists published vindication for Dr. Tullio Simonini and even more so for my own work, which favors oral and transdermal use of bicarbonate instead of using it intravenously. It is not only vastly less expensive to use bicarbonate (baking soda) orally and transdermally in baths, but it is safer and now proven to be effective.

I find it very gratifying to have written and published Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment. It is the only complete medical review on the subject. I hope it is clear to everyone, after reading the research below from the mainstream of medical science, the importance of becoming familiar with bicarbonate medicine and what it can do for cancer, kidney and diabetic patients as well as for those seeking relief from the worst symptoms of the flu.

“The results of this study suggest that tumor cells do, indeed, perform niche engineering by creating an acidic environment that is non-toxic to the malignant cells but, through its negative effects on normal cells and tissue, promotes local invasion.”

The great advantage to using bicarbonate orally (reinforced by strong magnesium and bicarbonate baths) is that one can dose during all the waking hours and receive a full course of treatment in about ten days. Anyone can drive up their pH and saturate all their cells to a much higher extent through these methods. This is in contrast to Dr. Simoncini’s method that uses the blood for delivery and thus changing the pH is strictly limited by enforced blood parameters.

Exactly how high the pH is driven up using bicarbonate orally can be controlled simply by using pH test strips. One can do this continuously for up to ten days keeping the optimal anti-cancer pH level constant. Using sodium and potassium bicarbonates (seawater offers a parallel reinforcing treatment) involves increasing carbon dioxide levels, which increases oxygen levels as well as cell voltage—something not generally known or understood.

This is the abstract for Dr. Robert J. Gillies and team from Wayne State University School of Medicine paper, “Acidity generated by the tumor microenvironment drives local invasion.”[1]

The pH of solid tumors is acidic due to increased fermentative metabolism and poor perfusion. It has been hypothesized that acid pH promotes local invasive growth and metastasis. The hypothesis that acid mediates invasion proposes that H+ diffuses from the proximal tumor microenvironment into adjacent normal tissues where it causes tissue remodeling that permits local invasion.

In the current work, tumor invasion and peritumoral pH were monitored over time using intravital microscopy. 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. Immunohistochemical analyses revealed that cells in the invasive edges expressed the glucose transporter GLUT-1 and the sodium-hydrogen exchanger NHE-1, both of which were associated with peritumoral acidosis.

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.

In their discussions these researchers summarize the basic mechanisms of pH and cancer virility:

The propensity of cancers to invade adjacent normal tissues contributes significantly to local tumor growth and formation of metastases, which are largely responsible for tumor-associated morbidity and mortality. The mechanisms by which tumor cells invade are complex and can be modified in response to environmental conditions. Due to increased glucose metabolism, H+ production and excretion are generally increased in cancers. This, combined with poor perfusion, results in an acidic extracellular pH in malignant tumors (pH = 6.5-6.9) compared to normal tissue under physiologic conditions (pH = 7.2-7.4).

Cancer cells, because of their enhanced evolutionary capacity, develop adaptive mechanisms that allow them to survive and even proliferate in acidic environments. Extracellular pH of tumors is typically highly acidic, and this will inevitably result in acid diffusion into the surrounding stroma.

We propose that the acidic pH of the tumor microenvironment represents a “niche engineering” strategy that promotes local invasion and subsequent in vivo growth of malignant tumors. Support for this model has come from recent observations that neutralization of the tumor derived acid with systemic buffers (e.g. bicarbonate, imidazole, lysine), can inhibit spontaneous and experimental metastases.


[1] Acidity generated by the tumor microenvironment drives local Invasion; Veronica Estrella, Tingan Chen, Mark Lloyd, et al; Cancer Res Published OnlineFirst January 3, 2013; doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-12-2796

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Comments:

  • City Life

    Are there any consequences from drinking too much baking soda over an extended period of time? I drink a 1/2 teaspoon with water every morning and I was just curious….

    I’ve been doing this for about 7 months now and so far I’ve experienced no problems to my knowledge, only positive effects such as fatty weight loss and a slight boost of energy.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      It seems that for some people this amount daily is not a problem, but for others the long term use can cause folic acid and digestive enzyme problems. Please be aware of these and watch for symptoms. All are described in the chapter on contraindications of sodium bicarbonate use. You may want to take a folic acid supplement. .
      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • City Life

        Oh okay, will do. I see I can get that at a local drug store. Perfect.
        Thank you so much – Good to know :)

  • moritz saabel

    Hello Dr. Sircus, I want to know how well do bicarbonate and magnesium chloride protect against electrosmog? And which one of them is to prefere for longtime use? Thanks!

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear moritz saabel,

      By following Dr. Sircus entire protocol you will strengthen your entire immune system so that your body can better withstand the effects of electrosmog and other pollutants. Depending on how each is used will determine better the long term effects. For instance magnesium will not harm if used long term unless there is kidney dysfunction. Bicarbonate is not generally recommended for long term use except in very small additions to drinking water or if cancer is being treated.

      • moritz saabel

        Thank you for your reply! I read an old publication of Dr. Pierre Delbet, from the thirties, who discovered magnesium chloride as an immune stimulant (méthode cythophylactique) the first time. He made an composition called the “Delbiase” which contained 98% of magnesium chloride, and than from high to low traces of bromide, iodide and fluoride. He found that these small traces of bromide especially even reinforced the effects of magnesium chloride but unfortunately these things were removed because it was decreted dangerous!

  • Svetlana Zaharova

    But how about skin cancer? Can put also right to the skin? Or just oraly?

  • jim park

    My girlfriend of 66 years has been found to have a gist sited near to her gullet. She may need a total gastrectomy. Would 3 to 4 weeks of baking soda diet reduce the size of the gist and possibly give her a better outcome such as only need to remove wedge of stomach tissue?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Jim,

      This can’t be answered without more information. Please get a consult with Dr. Sircus.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Sally

    Hi is this useful for leukaemia patients who has just started maintenance treatment which will last for 2 years . it consists of taking daily chemo tablets and monthly iv chemo. I will definatly get the ph strips. and shuld i discuss this with my doctor first or start taking one table spoon every day .

    thank you

    a reply will be higly appreciated

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Sally,

      You need to be working with your doctor on whatever you are doing. You also need a consultation with Dr. Sircus for further information on what his recommendations will be. Without more information from you it is impossible to know how the sodium bicarbonate will interact with the treatment you have already chosen. (chemo by tablets and IV).
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Redheabug

    My husband is on hospice and is he taking morphine in the High doses for pain. He has throat and neck cancer and a tumor the size if a grapefruit behind his ear. The VA won’t pay for any clinical trials, they would rather see him painfully die. The Hospice nurse says the baking soda with maple syrup will make his death quicker. I’m writing in hopes that the baking soda will help him or not at this point.

  • Stephanie Garcia

    Hello everyone,
    My family and I just found out four days ago that my grandma (67) has liver cancer that has spread to her pancreas and bile ducts. I just found out that Cancer might have a treatment or cure after all by using sodium bicarbonate. Can any one tell me how we administer it or what’s the best approach? At this point we’re wiling to try anything since the doctor told us there’s nothing surgically we can do about it and chemo doesn’t seem to be a good option either. Please help!

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Stephanie,

      So sorry to he4ar about your situation. Dr. Sircus has a protocol for cancer that can be found in his book Treatment Essentials.
      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/

      If after reading this you still want more information or guidance from Dr. Sircus you should get a consultation with him.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      There is a great deal that can be done to help your grandma.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

    • Don

      Hello,
      You can treat cancer with several natural cures including sodium bicarbonate but when the cancer is gone the cause ( weak immune system ) needs to be repaired
      with the right nutrition.
      I know turmeric is very good against cancer and good for the liver so that is something to consider.
      Wishing you and your family the best and a good health !

    • Pheonix

      one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with one teaspoon of maple syrup in warm water twice a day. To much bicarb causes acidosis so more is not better.

    • Debi Spears

      Go hoslistic take only veggie cap vitamins. On line look for Blake Sawsyer, out of Texas and he’ll sell you vitamins and alkaline water machine. Change your diet to organic and juice. As juicing goes into to the blood system instantly. I would subject taking 1/2 tsp of Bob Red Mill baking soda in alkaline water ,As for cancer you need to bring your PH up to at least 7.365 and above. Check out baking soda for cancer on line and then also fine a alkaline/acid food chart the rawer the veggies the higher PH. Stop drinking caffine or soda bad and drink alkaline water and if you only have tap water put lemon slices in it…….no process foods all natural.. The person who doing this must want to live to change their life as my husband did and he is going strong, as we both have changed our life for the better….For he has stage IV prostate / bone cancer as of June 2012 and was given 6 to 12 months per doctor of course they wanted to give him chemo and we said no. His PSA was well over 1700 at that time. So we decided to go organic and juicing doing baking soda and still do today 1 tsp. At one time he got up to 3 tsp per day but, you will know if you can handle it or not as your stomach will turn and you’ll get the runs. As of November 2012 his PSA drop to 422 and the doctor said he didn’t need to see him no longer. Remember God gave us everything we need think about the Garden of Eden’s (all organic food).

      • http://stepanadrian.ro Adrian Stepan

        Hi Debi,
        I have a friend that has prostatic cancer also. The doctors gave him no hope, but he doesn’t know that. He is very young..23 years old. Can you please tell me exactly what type of diet your husband had? Hope you get this message on time and by God’s will, my friend will cure.Thank you very much!

    • Debi Spears

      Go hoslistic take only veggie cap vitamins. On line look for Blake Sawsyer, out of Texas and he’ll sell you vitamins and alkaline water machine. Change your diet to organic and juice. As juicing goes into to the blood system instantly. I would subject taking 1/2 tsp of Bob Red Mill baking soda in alkaline water ,As for cancer you need to bring your PH up to at least 7.365 and above. Check out baking soda for cancer on line and then also fine a alkaline/acid food chart the rawer the veggies the higher PH. Stop drinking caffine or soda bad and drink alkaline water and if you only have tap water put lemon slices in it…….no process foods all natural.. The person who doing this must want to live to change their life as my husband did and he is going strong, as we both have changed our life for the better….For he has stage IV prostate / bone cancer as of June 2012 and was given 6 to 12 months per doctor of course they wanted to give him chemo and we said no. His PSA was well over 1700 at that time. So we decided to go organic and juicing doing baking soda and still do today 1 tsp. At one time he got up to 3 tsp per day but, you will know if you can handle it or not as your stomach will turn and you’ll get the runs. As of November 2012 his PSA drop to 422 and the doctor said he didn’t need to see him no longer. Remember God gave us everything we need think about the Garden of Eden’s (all organic food).

    • Apothecary Shop

      We can help. We have many already.

  • NevadaSmith

    I did see mention of potassium bicarbonate above. Why wouldn’t potassium bicarbonate work as well as or better than sodium bicarbonate?

    See youtube postings by Larry Hobbs about potassium bicarbonate. He has been taking one teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate a day for over 12 years.

    Search words: “larry hobbs potassium youtube”

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Potassium Bicarbonate can be used and works well as an alternative to sodium bicarbonate. The biggest problem is that if too much is taken it can affect the heart and can even cause fatality. These side effects are much harder to deal with. We all know people who think “more is better” and take much more than is advised. Special cautions need to be observed when using potassium bicarbonate or any type of potassium supplements.

      • Janie

        Claudia, but we’re not talking about “too much” potassium bicarbonate here for the treatment, right? We’re only talking about enough to keep one’s pH where it should be. Is there anything to tell us what amount is “too much”? I’d like to switch my husband from baking soda to potassium bicarbonate once we have kicked the cancer and use potassium bicarbonate to keep the pH around 7.5.

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          Janie,

          You can try the ;potassium bicarbonate and see how it brings up his pH……everyone is different so there’s no set dose regarding this as some will need more and some not so much, but there are cautions about potassium affecting the heart and possibly causing arrythmias…..that sometimes can get pretty serious so a person has to be cautious about taking too much. . The medical claims are to stick within the recommencded doses and state that its not been determined how much is too much but the amounts in the supplements are ususally very low so toxicities would be uncommon.

          Dr. Mark uses a lot of potassium bicarbonate with no problem….so maybe you ought to speak with him about how much to use. I’m just giving you the cautions to be aware of when using this.
          Sincerely,
          Claudia French
          IMVA

        • Keith Superfood Soucy

          I think potassium bicarbonate is very smart, considering the 4700mg RDA potassium. I used sodium bicarbonate & got really tired after about a month & realized it was creating an electrolyte imbalance of low potassium. RDA are always 2 low anyway, our ancestors ate approx 10500mg potassium a day, my research shows 98% of north america to be potassium deficient. By the way too low potassium is much more likely due to toooo much sodium bicarbonate then 2 much potassium bicarbonate, regardless take a look at your diet & make sure you don’t exceed 10500mg for potassium. Definetly make sure you get the 4700RDA potassium, & always remember to use hymalayan salt to balance electrolytes because it’s real salt, & a good mineral supplement. Anyone taking 10500mg potassium needs a good salt in their diet, and anyone eating too much salt needs a good potassium supplement.

    • Pheonix

      Because potassium is poisonous to the body and can cause heart attack.

  • George

    I have read much about Sodium Bicarbonate, I am trying to figure out what dosage I should use. I’m 75 have prostrate cancer but Dr.Sircus wrote an article about using Sodium Bicarbonate by it self is not a cure-all. Some blogs that I have read related that all the writer used to become cancer free was sodium Bicarb. I do not have the finances to purchase other things that can help me. Presently the urologist has prescribed a six month injection of Lupron which after reading about it scares me, sorry to say but I allowed them to give me the injection. Is there anything good that it can do and if I survive
    the shot do you think I should take another injection. I want to beat this thing but I live on a fixed income that does not allow me the liberty to do better. Please Help
    My e-mail is grisien@yahoo.com Thank You

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hello,

      To respond to your question about using sodium bicarbonate alone instead of with the other items in Dr. Sircus’ protocol, you can do this however Dr. Sircus believes you have a much greater chance of overcoming the cancer if you can follow more of his protocol. He specifically recommends at least utilizing the top 3 items: magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and iodine, You can see his recommendations here:
      http://drsircus.com/protocol-components

      and there is more information on dosages in the Treatment Essentials Book available here:
      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials

      Dosages of sodium bicarbonate must be guided by taking your daily pH and with consideration for your age as the older we get our metabolism may slow and then less bicarb may be needed. . Dr. Sircus would need to evaluate you fully to advise on a proper dosage for you.
      Sincerely
      Claudia French
      IMVA

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    • Janie

      George, did you ever figure things out?

    • Keith Superfood Soucy

      Hopefully your doing better, if not let me know, i can help you out. I am aware of many ways to help improve your odds of not only beating the cancer, but actually having a better life threw nutrition, we have mineral and vitamin deficiencies beyond belief, as well as extreme toxicity. I suggest you look into Gerson Therapy, there is a great book about it.

    • Dennis

      drink a cup am and pm 6-8 oz warm water add up to one teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon ginger root (sweeten if you desire with your favorite sweetener) McCormick brand on the spice aisle of your fav grocery store will work just fine …go organic if you are of the mind set….This drink works wonders on a-z ailments including infection of all types and disease.

  • mrhoagie

    My 13 yr old fox terrier has a tumor, away from the toenail and solely on the foot pad of his toe in the foot pad. It showed up 10 days ago and bleeds occasionally from use. I cannot keep it wrapped that he doesn’t get the bandage off. The vet wants to amputate the toe. Any Sodium Bicarb suggestions or any other methods to reduce the tumor? Diet is 100% raw meat and bones and he gets a couple of Standard Process Veterinary Formula supplements

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Well, we are not veterinarians here, but Dr. Sircus has made recommendations for a few pet owners if you want to get a consultation with him.
      Seems iodine topically applied might be worth a try, or possibly a paste made of the bicarbonate….not sure if taking bicarb internally for a dog is appropriate.

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  • Sue

    How is this to be taken, and how much per day?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dr. Sircus’s recommends a specific protocol for using sodium bicarbonate for cancer treatment. You need to take enough to get your pH up to 8 for about 10 days and then stop and repeat again till no more cancer is present. You need pH papers to do a daily urine/saliva check and dose is adjusted according to that day’s reading. This is all explained in the sodium bicarbonate e-book available here:
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      • Janie

        Claudia, do you have any how idea how long to “stop” before starting again if the cancer is not totally gone? I have the e-book, but haven’t gotten through it all yet.

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          Janie,

          Breaks should be taken every week to ten days for about a week then the bicarb can be restarted again. Several rounds may be necessary.
          Claudia French
          IMVA

          • Janie

            Interesting. The first time my husband has bladder cancer, he used two teaspoons daily for 3 1/2 weeks i.e. right up until his surgery (where they found no tumors left. grin).

          • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

            Janie, this is good to know….thanks for sharing! People’s experiences always add to our knowledge.
            Claudia French
            IMVA

          • Janie

            Claudia, my husband has had a return of blood in the urine after taking 3 tsp sodium bicarbonate daily for just over 3 weeks. I’m wondering if the baking soda is the cause! I have read it’s a side effect. So perhaps it’s time to move over to the potassium bicarbonate and take much less sodium bicarbonate. Surgery is scheduled in five days.

          • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

            Janie check with Dr. Sircus on that changeover to see how much he would suggest for your husband.
            http://drsircus.com/consultations/

            Wishing for a successful outcome for your husband.

            Claudia French

          • gawdsgrace

            Claudia, my wife has a tumor growing near her vagina. Her PH has never gone below 7 in the last one year. Mostly hovering around 7.5 – 8. 80% vegetarian diet, 1 litre of veg juice every day plus a bunch of supplements. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks!

          • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

            Sorry to hear about your wife’s tumor. We can’t advise you without much more information . Please consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus so we can help you determine what steps to take. pH may need to be taken up higher to cause the tumor to decrease in size. Also Dr. Sircus would recommend all his protocol items be followed including the use of new therapies which he is just now adding into his protocol, like high intensity oxygen therapy.
            See: http://drsircus.com/medicine/natural-allopathic-medicine-protocol-components
            There is a great deal of free information on our website…search under cancer and sodium bicarbonate.
            And you can get the book Treatment Essentials which gives more information on using the protocol items:
            http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/

            And if you feel you want more direction than provided there see your options for consultation here:
            http://drsircus.com/consultations/

            Claudia French
            IMVA

  • Remelu Jean

    Thanks for your effort & sharing …

  • David

    Very interesting! Acidity, anerobic conditions and low antioxidant concentrations seem to go together. Working on all of these at the same time is better than just alkalizing!