I'm an amateur on a health quest, and want to share what I learn on my path.
I am trying to determine the value of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) when one has cancer. I really want to know if the pH environment, alkaline or acid, has any effect on the curing, slowing, progression of cancer, or at least metastasis of existing cancer. Is low pH (acid) and high pH (alkaline -or base) to a cancer cell similar to hot and cold to humans? Is there something more than pH that affects the...
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The body maintains the intracellular cell's pH by using transport proteins located on the cell membrane and intracellular vesicles. The sodium bicarbonate co-transport is only one of these mechanisms.
The function of these proteins is closely linked to several hormone blood levels, systemic acid-base status,...
The article's use of sodium bicarbonate is in reference to that which is produced by the pancreas and kidneys.
The pancreas is primarily responsible for the production of enzymes and bicarbonate necessary for normal digestion of food. Bicarbonate is so important for protecting the kidneys that even the kidneys get into the act of producing bicarbonate.
The importance of intracellular pH in the regulation of cell function
[Article in Italian] Capuano P,
This article indicates that the environment, surrounding the tumor cells, which are normally acid, can be made alkaline. It does not indicate how the sodium bicarbonate gets there to do this function. I'm going to assume that it is orally.
pH and chemotherapy Raghunand N, Gillies RJ.
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Cancer Center Division, Tucson 85724-5024, USA. Abstract
In vivo pH measurements by magnetic resonance spectroscopy
It appears that a long duration of taking sodium bicarbonate could cause problems. At least, in rats. I figure that it is not good to keep the stomach acids low.
But notice that they do not say whether they added the bicarbonate to the food. That would be very bad over the duration. The stomach acids would be neutralized. Must have common sense. Cautionary guidance would be that you should not take sodium bicarbonate with food. It would not...
Preventive effects of bicarbonate on cerivastatin-induced apoptosis. Kobayashi M, Kaido F, Kagawa T, Itagaki S, Hirano T, Iseki K.
Department of Clinical Pharmaceutics & Therapeutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Kita-12-jo, Nishi-6-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan. Abstract
Although HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors such as statins are the most widely used cholesterol-lowering agents, there is a risk of myopathy...
This article indicates that you should not try to manipulate your body into an alkaline or acid environment. At least, not for the longer duration. The duration, of this study, was 1 year. I suppose that you won't go that long with the sodium bicarbonate cancer protocol.
But notice that they added the sodium bicarbonate to the food or diet. This would neutralize and important part of the digestive system - stomach acid.
Once again, we are reminded that "The extracellular (interstitial) pH (pHe) of solid tumours is significantly more acidic compared to normal tissues."
This article indicates that chemotherapy can be enhanced by drinking water with sodium bicarbonate added. The article is about breast cancer, but it seems that the same would be true for other forms. It would depend upon whether the drug is a weak base (alkaline). You would be improving that alkalinity with the use of...