SECTION - Causes and Characteristics of Cancer - Part 1
Causes and Characteristics of Cancer - Part 2
Hydrogen Medicine
Magnesium Medicine
Bicarbonate Medicine
Iodine Medicine
Diets, Fasting and Super-Nutrition
CO2, Cancer and Breathing
Oxygen Therapy for Cancer Patients
Cannabis Medicine
Final Considerations

Lesson 24 – Fungus and Antibiotics as a Cause of Cancer

On October 3, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "In the Pancreas, Common Fungi May Drive Cancer," reporting on findings of a study published in the prestigious Nature journal. According to this study: fungi migrate from the gut lumen to the pancreas, and that this is implicated in the pathogenesis of Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), which is a malignancy of the exocrine pancreas with the worst prognosis among all solid tumors, and soon to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

PDA tumors in humans and mouse models of this cancer displayed an increase in fungi of about 3,000-fold compared to normal pancreatic tissue. Solid tumors excrete acid and the spread of cancer cells is stimulated by acidic conditions in the surrounding tissues. Acid is a byproduct of glucose metabolism, which ties in with research showing cancer feeds on and is accelerated by a diet high in sugar

According to the researchers, PDA tumors had far greater amounts of a common fungal genus called Malassezia. Killing off the mycobiome with an anti-fungal drug was found to be protective, slowing down the progression of the tumor. The team found that treating mice with a strong antifungal drug called amphotericin B reduced tumor weight by 20–40%. The treatment also reduced ductal dysplasia, an early stage in the development of pancreatic cancer, by 20–30%. Sodium bicarbonate, for many reasons, is a far superior anti-fungal than amphotericin B for it also addresses the conditions that lead to pancreatic distress while it kills fungi.

In summary, the fungi trapped in the pancreas appears to drive tumor growth. Fungus infections are now officially one more factor to consider in the alphabet soup of factors affecting cancer proliferation. The fungal population in the pancreas is a biomarker for who's at risk for developing cancer because it is part of an army of infections well known to cause cancer. 

Invasive fungal infections are a main cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy regimens. The rise of drug-resistant fungi is putting cancer, HIV and organ transplant patients at risk, experts have warned and the situation is getting worse fast. Some doctors theorize that candida or other systemic fungal infections lead to the development of cancer. When you examine the link between fungus, antibiotics and cancer this makes sense. An oncologist in Rome, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, says that cancer is a fungus and actually an advanced form of candida overgrowth.

We already know that the use of antibiotics may be associated with risk of breast cancer through effects on immune function, inflammation, and metabolism of estrogen and phytochemicals. Increasing cumulative days of antibiotic use have been found to be associated with increased risk of incident breast cancer.

Research has linked the use of antibiotics to an increase in breast cancer risk, but it is not yet clear if taking the drugs actually causes the disease. In one study, women who had more than 25 antibiotic prescriptions filled over roughly 17 years had twice the risk of breast cancer as women who never took antibiotics. The risk was smaller, but still elevated, for women who took fewer antibiotics, and the increase in risk was seen for all classes of antibiotics tested.

"We are saying that there is an association between antibiotic use and breast cancer, but we are not saying that antibiotics cause breast cancer," said study co-author Dr. Stephen H. Taplin, MD. Antibiotics save lives in the moment but at a great price.

Long-term antibiotic users are more likely to develop adenomas, or bowel polyps, a common and usually benign growth that can lead to cancer. A study published in the journal Gut found that study volunteers who had taken antibiotics for more than two months in their 20s and 30s were more likely to develop polyps in later life — that is, they had a 36 per cent greater likelihood of developing them. The risk rose further in those who used the drugs for more than two months in their 40s and 50s.

Infections are typically the biggest complication of chemotherapy, and antibiotics are commonly prescribed to prevent and treat them. "We give a lot of medications to prevent infections," says Dr. Locke Bryan, hematologist/oncologist at the Georgia Cancer Center and MCG.

While even a single course of antibiotics has been shown to disrupt the microbiota in humans, Zhou has shown in mice that it is protracted use that likely also impacts the immune response. Antibiotic use is known to have a near-immediate impact on our gut microbiota and long-term use leaves us drug resistant and vulnerable to infection with the worst being an open invitation to candida and other fungal infections.

In another study 2004, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compared 2,266 women with breast cancer to 7,953 women without, all aged over 20. This research found that the more antibiotics the women used, the higher the risk of breast cancer. The specific data for this study states that women who took 1 to 25 antibiotics over a 17-year period had one-and-a-half times a higher risk of breast cancer as compared to women who took no antibiotics. Even low usage seemed to carry an increased risk, although some researchers claim it could be that the women who needed the drugs had a weaker immune system.

The medical establishment continues to pretend that there is no clear reason as to how antibiotics might encourage the development of cancer. It seems like most in the medical profession have simply lost the ability to think rationally. They continue to cover up their fallacy by saying that clinical data on the association between antibiotic use and risk of breast cancer are sparse.

So lets spell it out. Antibiotics kill bacteria in the body; it's commonly known and it's actually the reason they're taken. But what isn't widely considered by doctors is that the body has healthy bacteria, called probiotics, lining our intestinal tract. These healthy bacteria, which should be in abundance in our guts, dine on unhealthy bacteria and yeasts in our bodies, serving to keep these problems in check for us.

Actually, these healthy bacteria form the basis of our immune system -- or they did until we took antibiotics because antibiotics regularly kill our healthy bacteria. And that can set you up for numerous problems down the road -- including lethal fungal infections and cancer.

A problem called candida, or candida overgrowth, is a common fungal problem that develops after using antibiotics without replenishing your healthy bacteria with probiotics. And since most people have abused themselves with antibiotics that doctors are so willing to prescribe now an estimated 90 percent of the population has a problem with candida overgrowth, although most don't know it.

Candida overgrowth is a fungus that can grow and nest in any number of areas in the body and it will generally cause problems and seed cancer. Unfortunately for us, candida, as a by-product of it’s respiration, releases about 80 different chemicals. All of those chemicals are toxic and one of them is chemically similar to formaldehyde. And every time you eat sugar or refined carbohydrates, you're feeding the overgrowth its favorite foods and giving it the fuel it needs to keep growing and that is why we looked at sugar as a cause of cancer for it certainly does feed both cancer and candida.

In Nature,years ago they said, “Although viruses and bacteria grab more attention, fungi are the planet’s biggest killers. Of all the pathogens being tracked, fungi have caused more than 70% of the recorded global and regional extinctions, and now threaten amphibians, bats and bees. The Irish potato famine in the 1840s showed just how devastating such pathogens can be. Phytophthora infestans (an organism similar to and often grouped with fungi) wiped out as much as three-quarters of the potato crop in Ireland and led to the death of one million people.”

Fungi are dreadful enemies. During their life cycle fungi depend on other living beings, which must be exploited to different degrees for their feeding. Fungi can develop from the hyphae, the more or less beak-shaped specialized structures that allow the penetration of the host. The shape of a fungus is never defined; it is imposed by the environment in which the fungus develops. Fungi are capable of implementing an infinite number of modifications to their own metabolism in order to overcome the defense mechanism of the host. These modifications are implemented through plasmatic and biochemical actions as well as by a volumetric increase (hypertrophy) and numerical hyperplasia[1] of the cells that have been attacked.

In 1999, Meinolf Karthaus, MD watched three different children
with leukemia suddenly go into remission upon receiving a
triple antifungal drug cocktail for their “secondary” fungal infections.[2]

“Fungal infections can not only be extremely contagious, but they also go hand in hand with leukemia—every oncologist knows this. And these infections are devastating: once a child who has become a bone marrow transplant recipient gets a “secondary” fungal infection, his chances of living, despite all the anti-fungals in the world, are only 20%, at best,” writes Dr. David Holland.

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute have suggested a use for one anti-fungal medication was — namely, as a treatment to eliminate dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer. "One of the biggest challenges in treating any cancer is the diversity of different cells within the same tumor," explains Dr. Simon Buczacki, who participated in the new study investigating the effect of itraconazole on dormant colorectal cancer cells.

In this study the team "targeted a type of cell that lies asleep within bowel tumors, remaining unresponsive to treatment and putting the patient at risk of their cancer coming back. In experiments conducted on mice, Dr. Buczacki and team found that the anti-fungal drug may be able to trigger the death of a type of colorectal cancer cell typically immune to treatment. These tumor cells are found in a state of inactivity, or "dormancy," so they do not respond to the usual therapies, such as chemotherapy, that target and destroy active cancer cells.

And that is exactly one reason why I recommend sodium bicarbonate be used by every cancer patient. It is the safest and most effective anti-fungal medicine out there and it also the least expensive.

Doug A. Kaufman wrote:

The day I wrote this, a young lady phoned into my syndicated radio talk show. Her three-year-old daughter was diagnosed last year with leukemia. She believes antifungal drugs and natural immune system therapy has been responsible for saving her daughter’s life. She is now telling others with cancer about her daughter’s case. After hearing her story, a friend of hers with bone cancer asked her doctor for a prescriptive antifungal drug. To her delight, this medication, meant to eradicate fungus, was also eradicating her cancer. She dared not share this with her physician, telling him only that the antifungal medication was for a “yeast” infection. When she could no longer get the antifungal medication, the cancer immediately grew back. Her physician contended that a few antifungal pills surely should have cured her yeast infection. It is my contention, however, that the reason this medication worked was because she did have a yeast infection not a vaginal infection for which this medication was prescribed; a fungal infection of the bone that may have been mimicking bone cancer.

A medical textbook used to educate Johns Hopkins medical
students in 1957, Clinical and Immunologic Aspects of Fungous
Diseases, declared that many fungal conditions look exactly like cancer!

According to the Mayo Clinic, cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Looking at the above definition we would be perfectly correct to say that yeasts and fungi are, in human terms, abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue.

Cancer is a biologically-induced
spore (fungus) transformation disease.
Dr. Milton W. White

In 1999 Meinolf Karthaus, MD, watched three different children with leukemia suddenly go into remission upon receiving a triple anti-fungal drug cocktail for their "secondary" fungal infections. In 1997 Mark Bielski stated that leukemia, whether acute or chronic, is intimately associated with the yeast, Candida albicans, which mutates into a fungal form when it overgrows. Dr. White, obviously believes  that cancer is a chronic, infectious, fungus disease because he was able to find fungal spores in every sample of cancer tissue he studied.

Anyone who denies the link between cancer and fungi are fooling themselves. Oncologists are well aware of the late-stage infections routinely accompany advanced cancers. Oncologists are also aware that infections are the cause of a good percentage of cancers[3],[4] ranging somewhere between 20 and 40 percent.

The idea that a proposed cancer germ could have more than
one form is a threat to doctors and some microbiologists.
Indeed the cancer germ has been described as having a
virus-like and fungus-like as well as a mycoplasma-like phase.
Dr. Alan Cantwell
The Cancer Microbe


The shape of the fungus is never defined; it is imposed
by the environment in which the fungus develops.

“In some cases, the aggressive power of fungi is so great as to allow it, with only a cellular ring made up of three units, to tighten in its grip, capture and kill its prey in a short time notwithstanding the prey’s desperate struggling. Fungus, which is the most powerful and the most organized micro-organism known, seems to be an extremely logical candidate as a cause of neoplastic proliferation,” Dr. Simoncini says, “Candida albicans clearly emerges as the sole candidate for tumoral proliferation.”

A new area of research being driven by Dundee University in Scotland is revealing remarkable abilities of fungi to interact with minerals and metals. Led by Professor Geoffrey Gadd in the College of Life Sciences, the research explores the unique taste that fungi seems to have for rock and heavy metals.

Fungi will live almost anywhere. They have been found growing in the harshest of environments, in the desert and in Polar Regions, in the sea and on rocks. “The fact that fungi interact with heavy metals has potentially important consequences for human activity. Fungi also play a significant, if often overlooked, role in the degradation of rocks and stone—including building materials,” Professor Gadd said.

[1] Enlargement of a part due to an abnormal numerical increase of its cells.

[3] Charting the Path from Infection to Cancer; NCI Cancer Bulletin, Sept. 22, 2009;

[4] Infectious causes of colorectal cancer. Hasan N, Pollack A, Cho I. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;24(4):1019-39, x. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.07.009.

Fungi Love Mercury and Cause Cancer


Medical scientists at Arizona State University tell us that antibiotic use is known to almost completely inhibit excretion of mercury in rats due to alteration of gut flora.[1] Thus, higher use of oral antibiotics - in children destined to contract autism - may have reduced their ability to excrete mercury. Higher usage of oral antibiotics in infancy may also partially explain the high incidence of chronic gastrointestinal problems in individuals with autism. It also, in part, explains the rise in childhood diabetes.

People routinely receive multiple courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics throughout life, which encourages infections even though they are used medically to get rid of infections. They are used for bacteria but allow fungal and yeast infections to flourish. Once established, sub-clinical colonization with yeast in the body may persist unrecognized for many years. Antibiotics, such as tetracycline, can greatly increase yeast in the colon after only a few days.

The extensive use of antibiotics will make the condition
of Candida much worse because it reduces heavy metal
excretion, which is a food source for the yeast like organism
and also killing the beneficial bacteria at the same time.

Dr. Elmer Cranton says that, “Yeast overgrowth is partly iatrogenic (caused by the medical profession) and can be caused by antibiotics and cortisone medications. A diet high in sugar also promotes overgrowth of yeast. A highly refined diet common in industrialized nations not only promotes growth of yeast, but is also deficient in many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the immune system. Chemical colorings, flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., add more to stress on the immune system.” Fungi are found of foods that we eat every day.[2]

There is no hiding the fact that baking soda, the same stuff that can save a person’s life in the emergency room in a heartbeat, is a primary fungal treatment option of the safest most effective kind. When taken orally with water, especially with water containing high magnesium content, and or when used transdermally in medicinal baths, sodium bicarbonate becomes a first-line medicinal for the treatment of fungus infections.

[2] Etzel, R. Mycotoxins. JAMA, Vol 287, No. 4. Jan 23/30, 2002

Beating Back Late Stage Infections (Cancer & Fungus) with Sodium Bicarbonate

Over 90, 000 people a year die from
secondary infections in hospitals.


Candida A.
When fungal colonization and mycotoxin
contamination is maximal one finds cancer
growing and mestastizing at a maximal rate.

Sodium bicarbonate acts as a powerful, natural and safe antifungal agent,[1] which when combined with iodine, would probably cover the entire spectrum of microbial organisms. The efficacy of sodium bicarbonate against certain bacteria and fungi[2] has been documented. Its role as a disinfectant against viruses, however, is not generally known. Sodium bicarbonate at concentrations of 5% and above was found to be effective with 99.99% reduction viral titers on food contact surfaces within a contact time of 1 min.[3] Throughout this book we see reports of doctors using bicarbonate to defeat fungal infections.[4] But it was not until Dr. Simoncini came along though that the concept arose that what these doctors where unknowingly doing was cutting down the fungal fields of cancer.

Naturopath Walter Last had a lot of interesting things to say about cancer, fungi and pH conditions:

“Cancer cells start producing energy anaerobically similar to fungi. Also tumor cells begin to look like fungal cells.  Now the tumor is malignant but still contained. This situation may persist for years with the tumor slowly growing, shrinking, or becoming dormant for long periods, depending on the vitality of the body, the strength of the immune system, and especially the acid-alkaline balance or pH of the lymphatic system. The more the oxidative energy production of tumors is blocked the more lactic acid is produced, the more malignant they are, and the faster they grow and metastasize.”

“Cancer cells look, behave, metabolize and spread just like fungi. We can see this in comparison to Candida. Normally it is just harmless and possibly even beneficial intestinal yeast, but when it comes under existential pressure it transforms into a dangerous and invasive fungal form. It is the same with cancer cells. When tumors come under increasing pressure from a worsening microbial presence or from aggressive medical treatment then they become locally invasive and also tend to form distant metastases.”

“The trend in modern medicine is to remove even very small tumors. This causes already present dormant micro-metastases to spring into life years earlier than they would otherwise have done, leading to an earlier death (4), especially in younger individuals with strong inflammatory reactions. Whether conventional tumor treatment leads to metastasis does not depend on the size of the tumor or its conventionally assigned stage or malignancy but rather on the microbial condition of the blood and especially the lymphatic pH (acidity).”

“With the exception of the cancers caused by cut/cured/ fermented tobacco leaf, the cause of cancer is generally stated as being unknown. That statement is made invalid by the published research data collected and presented here. It documents that fungi and their mycotoxins cause virtually every type of human cancer in either animals or humans or in both,” reports Dr. A.V. Costantini from the W.H.O.[5]

Antibiotics increase the risk of incident and fatal breast cancer or any type of cancer.[6] This finding is also explained by the fact that many if not most of our antibiotics are derived from fungi - they are fungal byproducts, or “myco”-toxins. Remember how we get penicillin from the Penicillium mold? Or how we get alcohol from brewer’s yeast, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae? That’s right, alcohol - linked to 50 different types of cancer (Costantini, Fungalbionics Series. 1998-99) - is a mycotoxin. That same book by Costantini tell us that 2 or more cumulative month’s use of antibiotics in one’s life increases the risk of lymphoma by 40%. “Certainly, physicians would not believe such a risk exists for penicillin, an antibiotic given to billions of humans. However, it is by definition a mycotoxin and mycotoxins do cause cancer.” (Costantini, et al. 1998).

Both cancer cells and fungi can metabolize nutrients in the absence of oxygen (anaerobically). Both must have sugar in order to survive. Both can be impacted by antifungal medicines.[7] Both will die in the absence of sugar.[8]“Mycotoxins have proven to be very toxic and harmful, and it is no wonder that many inhabitants of mold-infested spaces are constantly ill. This illness is mainly upper respiratory tract infections, lethargy, constant headaches, nausea, and a general ill feeling. Inhabiting these living spaces for a considerable period may lead to cancer.”[9]

That metastatic cancer cells eat their way through the protective barriers
of an organ and march away form their proper organ and overrun
other tissues and organs describes yeast and fungus invasion perfectly.

Fungal overgrowth occurs because its natural competitors have been removed. Overgrowth happens with antibiotic usage. Pathogenic albicans (chronic candidiasis, more commonly known as candida or thrush) is generally caused by drug use - particularly antibiotic drug use, poor diet, lowered immunity, and metals like mercury from dental amalgams. Mercury will promote the growth of Candida, as it adsorbs the mercury. Candida cannot be effectively dealt with without dealing with the dental issues first (mercury issues). This is not an optional approach, but necessarily part of the primary approach when mercury contamination is involved. This is the reason this book does not claim that bicarbonate is a cancer cure, clearly it is a main part of treatment and can alone put cancer into remission. But if the underlying causes are not addressed the chances of the cancer coming back are quite high.

Two studies found an association between exposure to
mercury and acute leukemia. On the basis of the available human
and animal data, the International Agency for Research on Cancer
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified
mercury as a "possible" human carcinogen.
National Academy of Science

According to the observations made by the internationally recognized medical researcher, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, all cancer cells have mercury in them. Since mercury is the second most toxic substance on this planet, its presence provides a strong initiating factor for disrupting cell function. Support for this idea comes from Dr Hans Nolte who states that, "The wave spectrum of mercury contains more than thirteen wavelengths, whereas only one or two frequencies or wavelengths are usually observed for the other heavy or noble metals." It is Dr. Nolte's belief that the many harmful effects of mercury could be explained to some degree on the basis of this great variety of wavelengths. Dr. Omura's clinical observation concludes that one of the primary reasons cancer returns is because residual mercury reignites a pathological environment even after surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and alternative therapies report a positive effect.[11]

Heavy Metal Contamination promotes the growth of fungus
infections and are an essential etiology in their cause.

Dr. Klinghardt explains the hidden connection between such toxic buildup and the inflammatory infections that are principle aspects of heart diseases, saying“Toxic metals harm the cells of the body whereas the invading microorganisms can often thrive in a heavy metal environment. Research by Ludwig, Voll and others in Germany and Omura and I here in the US, show that microorganisms tend to set up their housekeeping in those body compartments that have the highest pollution with toxic metals. The body's own immune cells are incapacitated in those areas whereas the microorganisms multiply and thrive in an undisturbed way.” He goes on to “suggest diagnosing and treating toxic metal residues in the body along with the appropriate treatment of the microorganisms. As long as compartmentalized toxic metals are present in the body, microorganisms have a fortress that cannot be conquered by antibiotics.” 

With any infection, especially one that continues for
long periods of time,, the body tries to seal off the infection.
It does this by building a fibrous wall around the battle zone.

There are many things that can start the chain reaction that leads to cancer/fungus infections, but no matter what starts the chain reaction, part of the process involved a microbe penetrating inside a normal cell, thus breaking the Krebs Cycle and Electron Transport Chain (ETC). This makes the once normal cell anaerobic, and an anaerobic cell is defined to be cancerous.

Tumors are not distinquishable from
the infections that inhabit them.

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in East Melbourne has revealed three cancer patients have died from a fungal infection in its intensive care unit.[12] After a cycle of antibiotics use the candida/yeast/fungus overgrowth that comes in its wake becomes lethal.

Cancer is defined as malignant tumor of disorderly cells that have the potential of nearly unlimited growth. These uncontrolled cells expand locally and/or metastasize (spread destructively) to other tissues and organs. Clearly this can define a yeast or fungus colony as well as normal cells losing control of their own reproductive growth.


Fungus Infections of the Lungs

Medical scientists describe a variety of pulmonary conditions that can present with imaging features mimicking those of primary lung cancers. Despite the importance of all the causes they have emphasized the relevance of fungal infections as an important cause of pulmonary nodules and masses that can mimic lung cancer, especially in endemic areas.

Going et al. (1990) found that calcium oxalate crystals are present in calcifications found in the breast tissue of patients with breast cancer. Oxalic acid (calcium oxalate crystals) in the sputum or lung specimens of patients is also an indication of an Aspergillus infection of the lung. Oxalic acid is a powerful corrosive agent and oxalate salts are widely used for their cleaning and bleaching properties. Oxalic acid happens to be a mycotoxin which can be produced by a number of different fungal species. Some fungi produce such large amounts of oxalic acid that they are used for commercial production of the chemical. These calcium oxalate crystals are the same as the calcium oxalate found in breast cancers. The presence of oxalates in the breast is indicative of the presence of fungi interwoven within the stages of breast cancer development. Since humans do not make oxalic acid themselves, this is an appropriate conclusion.


A variety of fungal pulmonary infections can produce radiologic findings that mimic lung cancers. Distinguishing these infectious lesions from lung cancer remains challenging for radiologists and clinicians. In such cases, radiographic findings and clinical manifestations can be highly suggestive of lung cancer, and misdiagnosis can significantly delay the initiation of appropriate treatment.

According to The Home Medical Encyclopedia, in 1963 about one-half of all Americans suffered from an "unrecognized" systemic fungal condition. Far more Americans suffer from fungal infections today as antibiotics, hormone replacement therapies, and birth control pills continue to be consumed like candy. Thus more and more children are becoming infected with candidal meningitis or viral meningitis which means their systems are suffering under the weight of these poisons - these mycotoxins. While the gluten-free, casein free diet is a step in the right direction, it's not enough. It is time we start focusing on conquering the systemic viral and fungal infections with the same substances that can destroy these same infections in the case of cancer.

In my practice I’ve noticed that clients who have chronic sub-clinical viral,
bacterial or yeast/fungal infections accumulate and retain heavy metals
in their bodies. It’s interesting to note that these chronic infections bind
to toxic metals so effectively that no chelating agent is able to remove them.
Dr. Ted Edwards


83% of 25 people tested with a dark field microscope had various stages of systemic yeast infections in their blood. This means that the fungus is flowing everywhere throughout the body. This causes joint pain, stomach upset, allergies, reflux, and many other disorders that are misdiagnosed by conventional medicine. Dr. Marijah McCain identified the primary cause of death in cancer patients to be NOT the cancer itself, but fungal overgrowth.

[1]There has been considerable interest in the use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3) and potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) to control powdery mildew and other fungal diseases of plants. The use of baking soda as a fungicide is not a new idea. In Alfred C. Hottes' A Little Book of Climbing Plants, published in 1933 by the A.T. De La Mare Co. of New York, mention is made of using one ounce of baking soda per gallon of water to control powdery mildew (PM) on climbing roses. The author credits the idea to a Russian plant pathologist, A. de Yaczenski. In the August, 1985 issue of Organic Gardening magazine, a short article by Warren Shultz entitled "Recipe for Resistance" reports that researchers in Japan obtained effective control of PM on cucumbers, eggplants, and strawberries. They suggested weekly sprays of ¼ ounce baking soda per gallon of water. An article in the June, 1990 issue of Greenhouse Manager magazine summarizes the results of three years of testing baking soda as a fungicide for roses. Cornell University researcher Dr. R. Kenneth Horst observed suppression of PM and blackspot—both major problems for New York rose growers. Roses were sprayed every 3 to 4 days with a water solution of baking soda and insecticidal soap.

[2] Sodium Carbonate and Sodium bicarbonate were equal and superior to the other salts for control of green mold on oranges. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci. 2007;72(4):773-7.

[3] International Journal of Food Microbiology. Volume 109, Issues 1-2, 25 May 2006, Pages 160-163. Virucidal efficacy of sodium bicarbonate on a food contact surface against feline calicivirus, a norovirus surrogate Yashpal S. Malik and Sagar M. Goyal. Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. The virucidal efficacy of sodium bicarbonate was enhanced when it was used in combination with aldehydes or hydrogen peroxide.

[4] Prof. Bernard Paul said, “I have used the baking soda to stop the spread of the "powdery mildew fungus" on the grapevine at a time when the disease was going out of control! It did not cure the grapevine but did stop the spread of the disease.”

[6] Velicer C, et al. JAMA. Feb 2004. 18;291(7):827-35

[7] Medical Tribune: Treatment of Fungal Infections Led to Leukemia Remission. Sept 29, 1999; Mann, D. Antifungal agent lowers PSA levels, study finds. May 1, 1997. Medical Tribune

[8] Moore-Landecker, Fundamentals of Fungi, 4th ed. 1996; AND Shim, H. , et al. A unique glucose-dependent apoptotic pathway induced by c-Myc. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 95;1511-1516. 1998

[9] Ochmanski, W., et al. Przegl Lek 2000;57(7-8):419-23

[10] The National Academies Press. Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury (2000) Commission on Life Sciences

[11] The Pathogenic Multi-potency of Mercury, Biological Therapy, Journal of Natural Medicine, Vol. VI, No. 3, June 198

Vaccines Reduce Natural Immunity


This T cell (blue), one of the immune system’s principal means of defense.

An old medical acquaintance of mine Dr. Harold E. Buttram wrote many years ago about a little-noted letter-to-the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine, in 1984, about an interesting German study. In the study, a significant though temporary drop of T-helper lymphocytes was found in 11 healthy adults following routine tetanus booster vaccinations. “Special concern rests in the fact that, in 4 of the subjects, the T-helper lymphocytes fell to levels seen in active AIDS patients. The implications of this study are enormous. In regards to this German study, if this was the result of a single vaccine in healthy adults, it is sobering to think of the possible consequences of multiple vaccines (18 vaccines within the first six months of life at latest count) given to infants with their immature and vulnerable immune systems,” wrote Buttram.