At the time Vernon Johnston was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, he was left with just a few options. According to standard therapy, he was supposed to receive chemotherapy, hoping that the toxic drugs that would be injected into his body would kill off cancer cells faster than they would destroy healthy and normal cells.
Chemotherapy is a drastic treatment, and oncologists gladly recommend it. However, patients have pretty good reasons to dread this solution. There is strong evidence showing that chemotherapy drains the body and damages the immune system.
When it fails, which it often does, chemotherapy can reduce the success of any other subsequent treatments. Unfortunately, nine out 10 cancer patients choose chemotherapy.
Vernon had advanced prostate cancer and it had already metastasized to his bones. Obviously, chemotherapy would have lasted long and cost him a fortune, without any guarantee that the drugs would help him.
So Vernon decided to look for a solution on his own. He took his brother’s advice and decided to increase the pH value of his body in order to stop the cancer from spreading throughout his tissues. To achieve this, Vernon took cesium chloride.
Cesium treatment is a well-known protocol in cancer therapy. But this treatment is an option doctors don’t often give their patients.
Statistics shows that treating cancer with cesium has a 50% cure rate. When compared to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it gives better results. This cure rate is more impressive if you take into consideration the fact that most patients who receive cesium have already received chemotherapy, radiation and/or had surgery, of course, without any success.
Instead of going further with orthodox cancer therapies, Vernon simply asked for cesium chloride.
Unfortunately, he never got his cesium. But, Vernon did not give up his battle. He remained persistent with his decision to raise the pH level and make his body alkaline enough so the cancer cells could not spread. He kept searching for other alternatives, and found a cheap and easily available alkaline product — baking soda.
Baking soda is something everyone has in their kitchen. It is often used as an antacid that neutralizes stomach acid, especially in the treatment of acid reflux and ulcers.
Vernon found a remedy and all he needed was some baking soda and maple syrup. But, he did not have any maple syrup on hand, and combined the baking soda with molasses.
It was as imple as that — Vernon Johnston won the fight against his cancer using ingredients from his own kitchen. He documented his efforts and success on his blog, and he described this fight as his “dance with cancer.”
What is Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a white crystalized solid, often found as a fine powder. You can also find it as cooking soda, bread soda and bicarbonate of soda, and in chemistry, it is called sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Bear in mind that baking soda is not the same as washing soda (sodium carbonate), even though they both have a slightly salty and alkaline taste.
Baking soda is often dissolved in mineral water and it is also used as a leavening agent for baked goods or pastries. How does it work? Baking soda is a leavening agent that neutralizes the acidic components contained in butter. The neutralization process releases carbon dioxide and causes the “raising” or expansion of baked foods.
Baking soda is also used to soften vegetables and make meat more tender.
When it comes to household maintenance, baking soda is an excellent cleaning agent. For similar reasons, it is added to toothpastes, and it works as an antiseptic, acid-neutralizer, as well as whitening the teeth, removing plaque, and acting as a cleaning agent.
Deodorants and shampoos are other personal hygiene products that contain baking soda.
The Health Benefits of Baking Soda
In medicine baking soda is used to raise the pH value of the body by neutralizing the acidic environment.
To be more precise, sodium bicarbonate is used as an antacid that neutralizes stomach acid and treats ulcers, heartburn and acid indigestion. It is also used in the treatment of acidosis, which is an increase of the pH value of the blood when it reaches close to 7.0.
Sodium bicarbonate is also used as an antiseptic agent. It is applied locally to prevent any blistering and scarring. In addition to this, baking soda reduces itching which occurs as a result of allergic skin reactions caused by poisonous plants, such as poison ivy.
It is also used in cases of overdosing with acidic drugs such as aspirin and tricyclic antidepressants — thanks to its ability to neutralize stomach acid. As baking soda brings more sodium to the body, it is used in the treatment of hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium in the blood).
But keep in mind that excessive consumption of baking soda can result in high sodium levels in the body (hypernatremia) and hypertension. Excessive intake of baking soda can also causes metabolic alkalosis, congestive heart failure and edema triggered by high levels of sodium in the blood.
How Can Baking Soda “Cure” Cancer?
Simply said, malignant tumors are masses of cells that grow rapidly. The rapid growth of these cells is associated with cellular metabolism.
Cancer cells use a lot more carbohydrates and sugars to generate energy. This energy is in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
However, the process of energy production creates compounds like lactic acid and pyruvic acid. In normal conditions, both compounds are cleared and used right after they are produced. But, as already stated, the metabolism of cancer cells proceeds at a much faster rate. Therefore, the acids accumulate near the tumor.
High levels of acidity in the immediate environment of the tumor are one of the driving forces that stimulate the metastasis of cancer tumors.
In other words, cancer cells need an acidic environment, as this will enable them to grow and spread at a higher rate.
Some cancer experts strongly believe that by affecting the tumor microenvironment with certain alkalizing substance, the pH value of the tumor can increase high enough, which would starve the tumor, and eventually it will stop growing and spreading.
It is interesting how this simple solution to this modern plague has proven to be effective.
What is even more interesting is that there is no need for synthetic drugs that are supposed to decrease the acidity in the environment around the tumor. Sodium bicarbonate will be of great help, even though it is just a simple compound.
Sodium bicarbonate should be delivered as close to the tumor as possible, as its ability to increase the pH value is more than necessary in the microenvironment of the tumor. Therefore, injecting sodium bicarbonate directly into the tumor site would be more effective than taking it orally. But oral baking soda is safer and can be easily used at home.
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