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The First Victim of Bicarbonate Deficiencies

Published on September 14, 2023

Parhatsathid Napatalung from Thailand writes, “The pancreas is harmed if the body is metabolically acid as it tries to maintain bicarbonates. Without sufficient bicarbonates, the pancreas is slowly destroyed, insulin becomes a problem, and diabetes becomes an issue. Without sufficient bicarbonate buffer, the effect of the disease is far-reaching as the body becomes acid.”

This is precisely where a host of health and medical problems begins. It is also exactly where doctors and the Western medical system fail patients, dooming them to endless suffering and premature death. It’s the beginning of diabetes, which can eventually lead to cancer. Doctors ignore sodium bicarbonate as a vital medicine. They choose to remain medically ignorant and thus remain in the dark about acidity and its effect on the body.

Understanding sodium bicarbonate’s use begins with a trip to the pancreas, the organ most responsible for producing the bicarbonate our bodies need. The pancreas is a long, narrow gland stretching from the spleen to the middle of the duodenum. It has three main functions.

Firstly, it is to provide digestive juices containing pancreatic enzymes in an alkaline solution to provide the right conditions for the digestive process to be completed in the small intestines.

Secondly, the pancreas produces insulin, the hormone which controls blood sugar by metabolizing sugar and other carbohydrates.

Thirdly, it produces bicarbonate to neutralize acids from the stomach to provide the right environment for the pancreatic enzymes to be effective.

Allergies generally start with the body’s inability to produce a particular enzyme or enough enzymes for the digestive process to work effectively. In conjunction with this is an inability to produce enough bicarbonate essential for the pancreatic enzymes to function correctly. Undigested proteins penetrate the bloodstream when this happens, inducing more allergic reactions. Inflammation in such a scenario is systemic but can focus on the pancreas, forcing decreases in the production of bicarbonate, insulin, and necessary enzymes. [i]

The pancreas, primarily responsible for pH control,[ii] is one of the first organs affected when the general pH shifts to the acidic. “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,[iii] writes Dr. William Philpott and Dr. Dwight K. Kalita in their book Brain Allergies.

Dr. Robert Young states, “Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. The pancreas is one of our body’s organs charged with the awesome responsibility to “alkalinize” us. Can you start to see how our serious acidosis has overwhelmed our pancreas’ ability to operate effectively, which then results in a state called “diabetes?”

Vulnerable Pancreas

When one of many possible biological stresses weighs down on the pancreas, it will, as any other organ will, begin to malfunction. When this happens, we will first see a reduction in pancreatic bicarbonate production. Once there is an inhibition of pancreatic function and pancreatic bicarbonate flow, a chain reaction of inflammatory reactions naturally follows throughout the body. The reactions would include the brain as acidic conditions begin to prevail generally. Decreasing bicarbonate flow would boomerang hardest right back on the pancreas, which needs proper alkaline conditions to provide the total amount necessary for the body.

There are many causes of diabetes. Heavy metals, toxic chemicals, and radiation contamination will affect, weaken, and destroy pancreatic tissues. When the body is bicarbonate sufficient, it is more capable of resisting the toxicity of chemical insults. That is why the army suggests its use to protect the kidneys from radiological contamination.[iv] Much the same can be said for magnesium levels. Magnesium, bicarbonate, and iodine all protect us from the constant assault of toxic chemicals and radiation exposure we are subjected to daily in our water, food, and air. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta declares that
 33% of the babies born this year will be diabetic by the year 2050.
                                                                                    Dr. Alan Cantwell

Diabetes, which is expanding rapidly, can in part be traced to the increasing radiation to which we are all exposed. Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer, but making a connection between depleted uranium (DU), for example, and diabetes seems ludicrous at first glance, but it is not.

Diabetes is a fundamental disease that affects the entire colony
of cells in a person because it has to do with energy metabolism
and the vastly important hormone insulin and its receptor sites.

Diabetes is a severe warning to civilization; it is an announcement that the rising tide of radiation, mercury, and other deadly chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs are poisoning humanity. We even have to look at how antibiotics lead to diabetes and other problems for the human body. These toxic insults are slamming head-on to nutritional deficiencies in the body, and the results are telling, though still being ignored by the orthodox medical establishment, which has its heart dead set on adding, not subtracting to these insults.

Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim, in her book Poisonous Prescriptions, explains how many drugs used by the unsuspecting public today are involved in the onset of impaired glucose control and diabetes. She explains using the example of streptozocin and alloxan. Both are used in research to make lab rats diabetic. Vacor is a rat poison known to cause insulin-dependent diabetes in humans. Allopathic medicine will eventually face up to the fact that many drugs, including, most surprisingly, antibiotics, penicillin, and an entire host of others, cause changes in the beta cells, affecting both insulin and bicarbonate production.

Dr. Robert Morse passionately talks about the consequences of exposing the body to highly acidic chemotherapy when they should be exposed to alkaline substances like bicarbonates.

Treatment of Diabetes with Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate dramatically slows the progress of chronic kidney disease, but few have followed the conclusion that it would also be a front-line defense against diabetes. From prevention to treatment and to part of a cure, common Baking Soda is an essential tool in working with diabetic and metabolic syndromes. However, you will never see a doctor prescribing bicarbonate.

A glass of ½ tsp. Baking soda and water a day can help to keep your
body’s pH levels in check and prevent it from becoming too acidic.

Pancreatic secretion of bicarbonate decreases in severe malnutrition, and it is known that most obese people are malnourished. The famous junk food diet that leads to diabetes is a diet guaranteed to create malnutrition and thus decreased bicarbonate flow and severe magnesium deficiencies, another significant cause of diabetes. The more acid in the foods we eat, the more bicarbonate is needed. The more toxic the environment, the more bicarbonate is necessary. So, if extra bicarbonate is not provided, the pancreas gets further and further behind as the demand increases for alkaline buffers.

Sodium bicarbonate injections are already indicated in the treatment of metabolic acidosis, which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest, and severe primary lactic acidosis. But sodium bicarbonate can be used safely at home orally and transdermally (and should always be used with magnesium chloride for the greatest effect) during all stages of diabetes or, even better, to avoid diabetes altogether.

Improper pH balance puts people with diabetes at greater risk for complications such as kidney failure, gangrene, and blindness. A person with diabetes suffers from excess glucose in the bloodstream, which cannot adequately be delivered to the body’s cells due to insufficient insulin. As the liver absorbs more and more of the excess glucose, its ability to remove toxins from the body becomes impaired.

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[ii] Epithelial cells in pancreatic ducts are the source of the bicarbonate and water secreted by the pancreas. Bicarbonate is a base and critical to neutralizing the acid coming into the small intestine from the stomach. The mechanism underlying bicarbonate secretion is essentially the same as for acid secretion parietal cells and is dependent on the enzyme carbonic anhydrase. In pancreatic duct cells, the bicarbonate is secreted into the lumen of the duct and hence into pancreatic juice.

[iii] Brain Allergies: The Psychonutrient and Magnetic Connections.By William Philpott, Dwight K. Kalita Published by McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000


Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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