Alkaline Diet Cancer Cure

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why should we alkalize our body to combat cancer when bacterias die in acidic environment?
    It is viruses, bacterias and fungi that cause cancer cells and they die in contact with acids. But one of the treatment ways of cancer is alkalizing the body. And dairy products are discouraged in the diet of cancer patients, but lactic acid in yogurt and milk help fight cancer. Is this a paradox of medicine? How do medical experts explain it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not a paradox of medicine, but rather inconsistencies of alternative perceptions of cancer with reality. Or paradoxes within the alternative sphere if you like.

      Cancer is not exclusively caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi. A normal cell turns into a cancer cell through several steps of alterations of the DNA. Anything that can alter DNA may contribute to the transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. Viral DNA and fungal toxins are few examples. Tobacco tar is another example. Alterations of DNA may even occur without any other reason than otherwise normal cell division with errors that weren't detected by the cells own proof reading mechanisms (very complex really).

      The alkalinisation of the body as a way to combat cancer is also bogus. The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the alternative treatments available in India on Breast cancer?
    I am treating my wife with the help of an experienced Naturopath with mainly 'wheat grass' juce as main ingradient for last three months since she had been dignosed for the cancer. Though it has not spread anywhere in the body, it is quite under controll. I want to know is there other remedy which will add to fast recovery. We are working on the way shown by Ann Wigmore. Will anybody from this group will suggest any thing else from Wheat Grass therepy?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternatives treatments take time, they are slow and cure to the grassroot level.

      Here is a natural cure for Cancer,

      CANCER

      The word ‘cancer ‘ comes from the latin "carcinoma" meaning crab. It is the most dreaded disease and refers to all malignant tumors caused by the abnormal growth of a body cell or a group of cells. It is today the second largest killer in the world, next only to heart ailments. The term covers more than 200 diseases.

      The majority of cancers occur in the age group 50-60. Sex does not affect the incidence of the disease. It, however, affects the site of growth. In men, cancer is usually found in the intestines, the prostate and the lungs. In women, it occurs mostly in the breast tissues, uterus, gall bladder, and thyroid.

      Symptoms
      The symptoms of cancer vary according to the site of the growth. The American Cancer Society has prescribed seven signs or danger signals in general which may indicate the presence of cancer. These are: a sore that does not heal; change in bowel or bladder habits; unusual bleeding or discharge; thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere; indigestion or difficulty in swallowing; obvious change in a wart or a mole, and a persistent and nagging cough or hoarseness. Other symptoms may include unexplained loss of weight, particularly in older people, a change in skin color, and changes in the menstrual periods, especially bleeding between periods.

      Causes
      The prime cause of cancer is not known. Certain cancer- causing substances, known as carcinogens, however, increase the chances of getting the disease. About 80% of cancers are caused by environmental factors, 40% of male cancers in India are linked with tobacco, a known cancer-causing agent. The consumption of pan, bettlenut, tobacco, and slaked lime has been linked with lung and throat cancers. Heavy consumption of alcoholic drinks can cause esophageal, stomach, and liver cancers. Occupational exposure to industrial pollutants such as asbestos, nickel, tar, soot, and high doses of x-rays can lead to skin and lung cancers and leukemia. Other factors contributing to cancer are vital infections, trauma, hormone imbalance, and malnutrition. Many well-known biologists and naturopaths, however, believe that a faulty diet is the root cause of cancer. Investigations indicate that the cancer incidence is in direct proportion to the amount of animal protein, particularly meat, in the diet. Dr. Willard J. Visek, a renowned research scientist explained recently a link between excessive meat eating and cancer. According to him, the villain is ammonia, the carcinogenic by-product of meat digestion.

      Treatment
      The effective treatment of cancer consists of a complete change in diet, besides total elimination of all environmental sources of carcinogens, such as smoking and carcinogenic chemicals in air, water and food. There has recently been a surge of popular interest in the concept that diet is not just a minor, but rather a major factor in both the development and the prevention of cancer. The disease can be prevented and even treated by dietary programs that include ‘natural foods ‘ and the use of megavitamin supplements.

      As a first step, the patient should cleanse the system by thoroughly relieving constipation and making all the organs of elimination - the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and bowels - active. Enemas should be used to cleanse the colon. For the first four or five days, the patient should take only juicy fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, apples, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes. Vegetable juices are also useful, especially carrot juice.

      After a few days of an exclusive fruit diet, the patient may be given a nourishing alkaline-based diet. It should consist of 100 per cent natural foods, with emphasis on raw fruits and vegetables, particularly carrots, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, onion, garlic , cucumber, asparagus, beets, and tomatoes. A minimum requirement of high quality protein, mostly from vegetable sources such as almonds, millet, sesame seeds, sprouted seeds and grains, may be added to the diet.

      Dr. Ann Wigmore of Boston, U.S.A., the well-known naturopath and a pioneer in the field of living food nutrition, has been testing the effect of a drink made of fresh wheatgrass in the treatment of leukemia. She claims to have cured several cases of this disease by this method. Dr. Wigmore points out that by furnishing the body with live minerals, vitamins, trace elements, and chlorophyll through wheatgrass juice, it may be able to repair itself.

      Johanna Brandt, the author of the book ‘The Grape Cure‘ has advocated an exclusive grape diet for the treatment of cancer. She discovered this mode of cure in 1925, while experimenting on herself by fasting and dieting alternately in the course of her nine-year battle with cancer. She claimed to have cured herself by this mode of treatment. She recommends a fast for two or three days so as to prepare the system for the change of diet.

      After the short fast, the patient should have a grape meat every two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This should be followed for a week or two even a month or two, in chronic cases of long standing. The patient should begin the grape cure with a small quantity of 30, 60, to 90 grams per meal, gradually increasing this to double the quantity. In course of time, about 250 grams may safely be taken as a meal.

      Recent researches have shown that certain vitamins can be successfully employed in the fight against cancer and that they can increase the life expectancy of some terminal cancer patients. According to recent Swedish studies vitamin C in large doses can be an effective prophylactic agent against cancer. Noted Japanese scientist, Dr. Fukunir Morishige, and his colleagues who have been examining the healing potential of vitamin C for the last 30 years, have recently found that a mixture of vitamin C and copper compound has lethal effects on cancer.

      According to several studies, vitamin A exerts an inhibiting effect on carcinogenesis. It is one of the most important aids to the body’s defense system to fight and prevent cancer. Dr. Leonida Santamaria and his colleagues at the University of Pavia in Italy have uncovered preliminary evidence suggesting that beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A may actually inhibit skin cancer by helping the body thwart the cancer-causing process known as oxidation.

      Recent studies from all over the world suggest that a liberal use of green and yellow vegetables and fruits can prevent cancer. The 20-years old, ongoing Japanese study found that people who ate green and yellow vegetables every day had a decreased risk of developing lung, stomach, and other cancers. A Harvard University study of more than 1,200 elderly Massachusetts residents found that those who reported the highest consumption of carrots, squash, tomatoes, salads, or leafy green vegetables, dried fruits, fresh strawberries or melon had a decreased risk of cancer.

      The other useful measures are plenty of rest, complete freedom from worries and mental stress and plenty of fresh pure air.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can baking soda cure colon cancer for an ileostomy patient?
    Can it cures? Give me other option if it can't cure. Additional informations are appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. There are false claims circulating on the internet that cancer and fungus are one and the same. And that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will make it go away by alkalising the body.

      On this site it is explained why we know that cancer is not a fungus: http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus

      Baking soda doesn't make the body more or less alkaline. The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      The best treatment option is surgery, but sometimes additional chemotherapy may be recommended.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there any validity to the alkali (good)food versus acidic ( bad ) food argument for better health ?
    Some argue a diet higher in alkaline foods is better to prevent or overcome illness. Could this be true ?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no validity to that claim. The body is by nature slightly alkaline. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body works to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      It is true that a lower pH can be found in the immediate vicinity of the cancer cells. This is because of increased metabolism leading to formation of acid within the cancer cells. If the cancer cells weren't able to get rid of the excess acid they would die. Some of the transportation systems used by the cancer cells are actually driven by a sodium bicarbonate (a base).

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

  5. QUESTION:
    True or false: Some people have cured their cancer by going on an alkaline diet?

    If their alkaline diet didn't cure their cancer, then what did?

    • ANSWER:
      False.

      The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      Many cancers are cured on a daily basis. Most of them through surgery, but some of them are treated with additional radio-/chemotherapy. And some cancers are cured by chemotherapy alone.

      Here is a detailed explanation of how miraculous cancer cure testimonials may be wrong: http://www.users.on.net/~pmoran/cancer/how_to_read_a_testimonial.htm In general one or more of the following is at play:

      1) The cancer diagnosis was wrong
      2) The cancer wasn't really cured
      3) The miracle therapy was used alongside conventional treatment.
      4) Pure fabrication (Can be difficult to spot - especially if you don't know what to look for)

  6. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to cure duodinitis?
    Hi am 20 yrs old and I've duodinitis and acute gastritis.. am currently taking medication for it, but i really want to know how long it'll take for it to get cured. I'm also on a strict bland food diet which i obviously hate. I wanna know how soon i can start eating my regular meals!! :( :(

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      stress
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Pregnancy.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      nausea
      pain
      Lack of appetite
      vomiting

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural Foods for Cancer?
    My beautiful young fiancee has Leukemia, I take care of her all day. She is very frail, lost a lot of weight, and doesn't have much appetite right now. What are the best natural foods/meals I can offer her/cook for her? I want to do everything I possibly can to nourish her body back to health.

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry to hear that, and I respect the fact you are taking care of her. I am deeply passionate about health, and have made it my career and also hobby. All of my time apart from personal activities is spent researching and helping people with ailments. I have studying human diets for years and I have concluded that raw, organic, fruits and vegetables are the absolute best for the human body. They not only contain the vitamins the body needs, but they contain the ENZYMES that carry the nutrients to where they need to go and raises the body's vibration. It has been scientifically proven by nobel prize winners that cancer cannot live in pH balanced, oxygen rich or high vibrational environments, which raw, organic food reverses when used correctly. Get a list of which foods are acidic and which are alkaline and feed her foods accordingly to bring her pH up to 7.4. All cancer patients have shown an acidic pH, so she will most likely need a purely alkaline forming, raw food diet.

      ps; Dr.Coldwell has a 92% cancer cure success rate (visit website below)

      I wish you and her the best of luck...

  8. QUESTION:
    Can cancer live in a high PH levels in the body?
    I have cancer and someone told me taking a half of teaspoon of baking soda, mixed with water and drinking it daily will not only kill cancer but prevent cancer from living in the body is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      No cells can live in a high pH-state. But cells (cancer cell as well as normal cells) can't live with a low pH inside either. A lot of metabolic processes are going in overdrive inside cancer cells. These result (among other things) in production of hydrogen ions.

      For cancer cells to be able to maintain their lives, they have to get rid of these excess hydrogen ions. There are numerous transport mechanisms, that help cancer cells do just that. The extrusion of hydrogen ions leads to a lower pH in the vicinity of the cancer, but this is a result of what goes on inside cancer cells. Not a condition for cancer cells to survive.

      In fact some of the transport systems are combined with bicarbonate (a base) in such a way that hydrogen ions will be eliminated inside the cancer cells by reacting with internalised bicarbonate. These cancer cells will consequently thrive better in a (slightly) alkaline environment.

      The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      In addition to the links recommended by lo_mcg I can recommend:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      And on this site: http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/ it is explained why we know that cancer is not a fungus. It has a page with examples of what happened to cancer patients who believed that cancer is a fungus which can be treated with baking soda: http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160738

  9. QUESTION:
    How long does essiac tea take to completley cure terminal cancer?
    Don't answer this question if you are not a beiliever in alternative medecine.

    I've searched the internet and still can't find a straight forward answer, just that it "does".

    I I need the exact amount in day or weeks or months or whatever it is. Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of cancer, and what else the patient is doing to support a cancer-free environment. Essiac doesn't work equally for all types of cancers. Meditation and visualization will speed up the healing process, as will acupuncture, manual lymph drainage etc. Also important is choosing an alkaline diet, eliminating all chemicals and toxins, and releasing anger.

      I know you need the exact amount in days, weeks, but having assisted thousands of patients, this can't be answered. It's like a pregnant woman asking 'how long, in minutes, exactly, will I be in labour before my baby is born?" Everyone is different.

  10. QUESTION:
    What kind of food should we give to cervical cancer patient who is about to undergo radiation and chemotheraph?
    y..i mean what food to give and avoid during this period?

    • ANSWER:
      www.gerson.com (Gerson Institute) for a proven diet that actually strengthens your natural mechanisms (Lymph system) to fight disease, and even kill cancer!

      There is a plethora of information and dietary recommendations on the internet. Unfortunately, this information is spread out, and requires time to research. Many people have created online bibliographies to reduce your time.

      Also, there are quacks! Or there are people have a good knowledge base, but exaggerate claims, or are trying to sell pills or "snake oil".

      IMPORTANT: Also, research "alkalinity vs acidity". It will give you lists of foods to avoid and to eat. You won't go hungry!

      Also, JUICE organic vegetables (primarily) and fresh organic fruits.
      first of all, familiarize yourself with alkaline foods. If you can afford one, get a "Masticating-style" juice extractors for greater variety and nutrition. Highly rated: http://omegajuicers.com/8003_8005.html and there is another one that is highly rated: Matstone 6 in 1.

      People are curing themselves of terminal illness.

      The above recommendations come from people of have spent years researching these natural approaches to body strengthening, and also doctors who have been "converted" to undertanding the healing of the body through nutrition.
      Hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    what can i do to stay cancer free and enjoy my diet soda?
    good: diet soda = no calories X]
    bad: diet soda = equals cancer :[
    [actually the sugar substitute but you should all know that]
    how do diabetics deal with the cancer risk?

    • ANSWER:
      As "The Instigator" stated it is the acidic state of soda diet or regular that will promote cancer and other chronic diseases. Do some research on PH balance of our body and diets.

      Most doctors hate this stuff because they love to cover up symptom verses curing the problem. You want mostly Alkaline foods in your diet.
      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/alkalinediet.htm

      List of foods to guide your diet
      http://www.a-better-way.com/naturalhealthschool/acid-alkaline.html

      Personally, I would not go out and buy supplements but rather change your diet and if you like buy a juicer.

      And yes drinking SODA is dangerous over long periods of time it does not matter. Brew some tea and put in stevia or have that soda every once in a while......

      Trust me I have Barretts Esophagus which is a precurser to esophageal cancer. While in the military I dranks tons of carbonated soda......that is the KEY that is the bad part carbonation.

      http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:oj9eWGI60W4J:www.mindconnection.com/library/health/softdrinks.htm+is+soda+bad+for+us%3F&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

      Doctors are reactive but of course use them when needed but be proactive and take charge.

      Best wishes.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some good cancer preventing diets? What diets increase life expectancy?
    Also, what vitamins, alternative medicine, or natural foods increase life expectancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Raw foods, especially greens, wheatgrass, raw juices, sprouted grains, sprouted legumes, raw nuts and seeds.

      You need to alkalize your body and flood it with food sourced vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

      Raw food especially sprouts contain high levels of oxygen that is also vital.

      I know of someone that cured themselves of cancer in 6 weeks with the organic raw food diet and she looks 30 years younger!

      If you want to hear my own personal story drop me an email. Im not going to go into it too much here but if you are interested feel free.

      There are many useful supplements for cancer also like B6 with B12 and Folic acid, Vitamin A and D, Selenium, Vitamin C, Zinc, alkala N ( to alkaline ) and spirulina.

      However the full raw food diet you may not need them as they may only interfere with the food source.

      Watch all the thumbs down Ill get for my answer!!!

      Take care!

  13. QUESTION:
    Is cancer caused by having too much acid in the body?
    People in America have extremely acidic diets. Cancer happens to thrive in acidic habitats. Do you believe there is a correlation between these very specific events?
    lo mcg:

    http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

    The American Cancer society said in their own study that cancer thrives in an acidic environment.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I have heard this also, you can even buy litmus kits to test to see if your body is acidic or alkaline. Some health food stores sell tea that is supposed to make your body alkaline, it's about .50 for 20 tea bags. It's called Body Rescue alkalizing tea, comes in Apricot flavor and it's distributed by "Body Rescue PO Box 2803, Fargo ND 58108 USA.

      It's hard not to eventually get cancer when ALL of the food products we buy are poisoned, the air we breath is poisoned, the water we drink is poisoned, don't beleive me, do your own research, check out infowars.com, Mercola.com, or any other valuable internet resource. Don't ever trust or believe lamestream media or the AMA or the American Cancer Society though. They are all about entertainment or money. Their not interested in providing you with valuable news info or curing any ailment you may suffer from. Same goes for any pharmacutical company- they want you to buy their drugs and keep coming back for more- that's all, theirs no cure in sight with these Evil, demon Nazi, Pig F_cks!

      FYI, also check out the DVD's/Videos, "Run from the cure"-Rick Simpson-Pheonixtears.com, "The emporer of hemp", Jack Herar-author of "The emporer wears no clothes", and "Super high me" Doug Benson"

  14. QUESTION:
    What are health benefits of being vegan?
    My dad is okay with me being vegan for the animal reasons, but he doesn't believe that there are any health benefits. Do you know if there are any health benefits? I really need sources, too. I'd appreciate this a ton! I'm researching this, too, but I'ma really bad google-er. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The big one for me is inflammation. You see, I became disabled while serving in the US Marine Corps. There's no cure for what I have...they only give me sedatives and pain killers, and I can't live like that! I was reading up about alternatives to my condition and read a book that talked about using food to help manage it. The book had nothing to do with vegetarianism or veganism (honestly, if it did, I may not have looked at it...I was a real jerk to veg-heads when I was an omnivore), but did mention several studies across the world that showed vegetarianism was better than being an omnivore if you had this condition...with veganism being better than vegetarianism, and raw veganism being the best. As you can guess from my avatar, I'm into weight training. I was an an omnivore and still am as a vegan. That interest in bodybuilding had me studying up on nutrition, so I knew full well that a person could live on a vegan diet with no problems. I had also found www.veganbodybuilding.com in the past as well and knew that one could be a successful athlete as a vegan, too!

      Despite my love of meat, dairy, and eggs, I told myself that no burger in the world is worth me being in pain all the time...that if veganism could help me, it was worth it. I tried it, figuring I had nothing to lose. In a couple days, I noticed I had more energy (part of my condition involves chronic fatigue), and within a week I was able to recover from my workouts like I used to. After the condition set in, it was SO hard to workout. I'd walk a quarter mile with my cane and be laid up for 2 weeks after that. I'd struggle to curl itty bitty 3lb weights and wouldn't be able to do anything for a week and a half afterward. After just a week of being vegan, I was able to, and still am able to, recover from my workouts.

      So what's the deal? More energy? Less pain? How does that all work?

      ENERGY
      If you want the exact source material for this information, just email me at strawberryriddick@gmail.com and I'll be happy to give it to you. The short version is that fruits and vegetables contain something called "nitrites" which produce more nitric oxide in the body. This works as a "vasodilator," which just means that it helps open up the blood vessels. This allows your body to pump more blood and give you energy. In fact, the vast majority of something called "pre-workouts" include L-Arginine, an amino acid that helps you make more nitric oxide. Pre-workouts typically are taken to give a person energy before his/her workout, and fruits/vegetables do the same thing!

      PAIN
      Inflammation and other problems in the body get worse when the blood pH is more acidic...the body prefers its pH to be more alkaline. How acidic or alkaline the body interprets a food to be has nothing to do with the acidity of the food, but a by-product called "acid ash" and "alkaline ash" that the body makes after digestion. A great example is lemons: they're acidic but considered an "alkaline" food because they make alkaline ash. All animal proteins, from meat to dairy to eggs, produce acid ash. Some plants do, but almost all of them produce alkaline ash. An acidic blood pH doesn't CAUSE the problem, but makes it WAY worse.

      If dear ol' dad still disagrees, try to get him to stop drinking milk at the very least. That stuff is SO bad for you and has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis (yes, you read that right!), and can cause prostate, breast, colorectal, and other cancers! This isn't from some PETA website...it's from HARVARD! Check the source below.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do Legumes lower the ph level in your body and help prevent obesity and cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The body is by nature slightly alkaline. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body works to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

  16. QUESTION:
    An all natural cure for yeast infection and thrust of the MOUTH!?
    MY Aunt just had half a lung taken out due to cancer, after the round of antibiotics she has gotten thrush of the mouth or yeast infection in her mouth. With the surgery she has had they are afraid to giver her anything for this (and I think she is at the point where she doesn't want anything else). So I am on here asking is there anything organic, or all natural that would help with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Switch to the candida diet to make things less conducive to fungal infections (don't eat any sugar at all and focus on pH balancing food). Also, fungus will grow in an alkaline environment, so acidic things will help to remove it (lemon juice in water, etc). You can also get natural mouthwashes that are non-alcohol based but have tea tree oil in them - tea tree oil is a fungicide. Natural unsweetened probiotic yoghurt applied topically can also help.

  17. QUESTION:
    Which is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?
    I am having invisible 5 mm kidney stone. The stone is not visible in sonography but visible in CT scan. I am having urine trouble and albumin is going going through urine whcih is to be stopped immediately. Therefore stone is required to be dropped immediately. Which is latest and safest treatment for removing kidney stone?

    • ANSWER:
      Renal Calculi*: Kidney Stones—Many of such patients, after 45 days of treatment, brought their excreted kidney stones with total relief.

      1.Black Tea Therapy—Drink one cup of black tea, the first thing in the morning. In case of nausea, keep 2 cloves or little sugar in the mouth. After 15 minutes, regular breakfast can be taken.
      How to prepare Black Tea? Put 1 tea spoonful of leaf tea [any tea will do] in one cup of water. Boil till it becomes half cup. Filter it and add half cup of hot water. Drink it hot for 12 to 15 days.
      1.Diet Restrictions:
      Say NO to
      Palak or Chaulai,Tomatoes,Amla, Chckoo, Cashew Nuts, Cucumber, Black grapes, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Mushroom, Brinjal.

      Say YES to
      Coconut water, Cornsilk Tea,Barley,Pineapple juice, Bananas,Almonds, Lemons, Carrots, Horse Gram, Karela [Bitter Gourd].

      (1) Before starting the treatment, gather the first urine of the patient in the morning in a glass and one will observe that this urine is not clear but hazy and has bad smell. It denotes that the kidneys are not functioning properly.
      ( 2 ) Put one cup of water to boil. Put one teaspoon of any tea in it. Do not add sugar or milk. Boil 1 cup of water till it is reduced to half a cup. Filter it, then add half a cup of regular water. Sip it hot. Regular breakfast can be taken after 15/20 minutes. It is possible that one may get nausea. In that case put some crystal sugar or 1 or 2 cloves in the mouth. Do not worry even if there is vomiting. Continue drinking this black tea for 10/12 days. And again examine the first urine. If it has become clear and there is no bad smell in it, it denotes that the kidneys have started functioning normally, continue the treatment for 15 days.
      (3) During the day, drink 2 glasses of silver charged water reduced from 8 glasses of water.
      Method for preparing silver charged water :
      Put 8 glasses (225 ml about each glass) in a stainless steel or earthen vessel. Put 30 to 40 grams of pure silver coins or a bar of -999 touch purity in the water. Clean this metal properly before putting it in to the water. (Please do not use Silver jewellery or utensil-these generally contain white metal which is very harmful to the kidneys.) Boil the water till it is reduced to 2 glasses. Filter it and keep it lukewarm in a thermos. And drink it three/four times during the day. This silver charged water will reactivate the kidneys, bladder and also help to reduce the excess heat from the body.
      ( 4 ) Drink 2 to 3 cups of green juice without adding salt or any spice to it.
      ( 5 ) Perform Acupressure treatment -
      Within just 15 days, you will observe amazing results. There will be a proper flow of urine and even if there is stone in the kidneys, that will break and be thrown out through the urine. When the kidneys start functioning properly, it will help the body to clear other toxins.
      (6) Remove the root cause. Before starting the treatment for repairing kidneys, find out the root cause and start the treatment for the same at the same time. Within just 50/75 days, the root cause will also be cured. Thus, patient will get a new, healthy life.
      Retention of water-Water content in the body is controlled by Pineal gland. When there are serious problems like V. D., Cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc. one by one the endocrine glands stop functioning properly and later on Pineal. This malfunctioning of the Pineal gland leads to the retention of water. This is misunderstood as the failure of the kidneys. And doctors restrict intake of water and other liquids. In such cases, when the patient takes proper treatment plus drinking black tea, the Pineal gland starts functioning normally and there is enough flow of urine and the problem of water retention gets cured.
      In fact, for the cure of the problem of the kidneys and removing of toxins (which are acidic), it is most necessary to repair the kidneys by drinking black tea, etc. and also increase the intake of green juices (which is alkaline) and which neutralizes the acidity of toxins.

      :CANOVA DROPS;
      IT’S A NON-POISONOUS VEGETABLE PLANT EXTRACT OBTAINED FROM THE FORESTS OF JOHANNSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA. It is found to be, after extensive research for over a decade, effective for cancer, tumors, leukemia, HIV and AIDS. It is a good immune booster.
      To be taken sublingual -- dosage – 10 drops t.d.s. not to eat anything 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. However, water can be taken.

      PS:If benefited/satisfied with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ Vol.I & II –availabkle in all Indian languages all over the globe-- by Dr.Devendra Vora, an octogenarian & pioneer in acupressure in India

  18. QUESTION:
    How effective is angiospirin to dissolve arterial blocks ? Any risk involved in its consumption?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear,
      "Healthiness is a state of well being that covers physical, mental and socio-economy "by WHO.
      "You can trace every sickness disease and ailment to ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS" Dr. Linus Pauling 2nobel priz winner
      The great news is that good health is fairly easy to achieve. Our diet become wrong because we must east eat 80% leafy veg and fruits alkaline food and 20% acidic like rice mutton chicken etc ok i com to the point .
      1. Cleansing of cells by-
      (A)- GREEN.PIGMENT of leaves of alfalfa plant (Malaysia) by cooling extract. 1spoon equi to 1 kg veg .-90%OF DISEASE due to ACIDOSIS-study forest animal - no diseas-they eat greeny leaves and uncooked foods. To maintain this problem use G.PIGMENT.
      (B)- Kino Pad (Japan) stick this pad on bottom of leg at night -100's of accu points-on the morning u can accumulation of toxins, cholesterols of blood in the pad. if u r a diabetic put it on the floor ,later u can c ants around the pad ,while u r smokers u feel narcotic smell NB. Using this pad u can avoid even Heart Operation ,Diabetics , stroke, cancer, kidney stone ,liver disease etc because all this disease is due toxins and our kidney and liver cannot maintain toxins because due to the excess of pesticides and chemicals on food ,drugs etc we ate -.NB. This disease r not due to any viruses and bacteria.- This pad contains wood vinegar (helps plant to live 100’s of years without enter any toxins to stem they absorb from the sand, it absorbs all toxins and pass only detoxified water only –we use this absorption technique of wood vinegar) ,.
      2. Balancing of cells. Provide organic liquid contains all vitamins and minerals in natural form {New Zealand organic association certified }Also use G .pigment t for balancing because it contains vitamins enzymes and minerals because alfalfa root spread deep its root up to 100 fts so scientist s select this plant ,grow in USA
      3. Activating cells. For this we hav 54 types of plants and veg including lotus, carrot, dates green gram etc all r organic and certified by organic crops association USA.
      4. Defending of cells. Continue this 123 for several days cells become get more immunity power and defend against diseases.
      i get this knowledge and cure from Shihab's healthcare therapy .edappally . kochi kerala

      HE diagnose many serious case through this healthcare concept accpted by W H O.
      His number is 09847024405,shihab_ekm@yahoo.com

  19. QUESTION:
    What food should I avoid if I have stage 2b breast cancer.?
    during these past holidays I ate so much fatty food and cakes and pastry. Is these bad for me.

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy diet is always important, but no diet or food will affect the progress of cancer in any way.

      There are no foods proven to prevent, cause, treat, worsen or cure cancer.

      A lot of fatty food and pastry is bad for anyone, anytime. But it will have no effect on your cancer.

      I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer after almost a lifetime as a vegetarian and eight years as a vegan. I ate a largely organic diet high in fruit and veg. I also never smoked and exercised regularly.

      I got grade 3 stage 3 breast cancer anyway. I still eat pretty much the same diet, but it didn't prevent my cancer, didn't cure me, and I'd be foolish to rely on it to prevent recurrence.

      Eat what you want, especially if you're going through chemo. Maintain as healthy and balanced diet as you can, but don't deny yourself treats. Bad enough having cancer without that.

      And if you're interested in the acid/alkaline thing, please read this excellent article before or alongside anything else you read on it:

      Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

  20. QUESTION:
    the pH Miracle book - need your oppinion and experience?
    I have been reading book titled pH Miracle. I woould be interested in your oppinion and experience about the things written in it. Please share it with me. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's a book claiming to tell you which foods to eat to do everything from losing weight to preventing and reversing diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, its premise being that the main factor in disease is how acid or alkaline your blood and tissues are, and that the diet it recommends will reduce acidity.

      Sorry, but anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood acidic does not understand nutrition.

      No foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity.

      Anything claimed to cure everything should be regarded with suspicion. Any book claiming to have the key to preventing and reversing cancer should be regarded with suspicion and contempt.

      I recommend this article to you

      Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

  21. QUESTION:
    I donate, buy things for fundraisers from all my friends. I never ask them for donations or to buy things. Now?
    I am going through Breast Cancer and have sent out an email and on face book to sponser me in the Race for the cure. Just a handful responded. I feel bad for being upset, but this is important to me since I'm going through it. Am I being silly?

    • ANSWER:
      Fight Like A Girl! My FaceBook page is the pink awareness ribbon. So sorry you're going through this now. It's sometimes better to have a handful of close than a roomful of those who aren't, although I know that's not always comforting to hear.

      And, No,You aren't being silly at all! What I'd recommend is periodically posting the race information on the home wall, asking for prayers and support for the race; plus, I'd give out breast exam facts and information/links on how to do a monthly breast exam. Keep it upbeat and positive. Some people are so frightened by cancer that they have difficulty even acknowledging it exists. A gentle coaxing might help.

      I am constantly trying to raise donations and awareness for my causes. I find that this time of year is difficult for many financially. They've already spent their tax refunds, it's graduation and wedding season, if the family is going to keep up with the Jones a vacation is to be planned, some visit elderly relatives during the summer that may need additional help, some have next year's college tuition coming up, etc. It's true that the lack of response may not be meant personally towards you. Some are crippled by their own deep embarrassment over having financial struggles. Remember the average American reports being 2 paychecks away from homelessness. When it comes to matters of health, many people don't realize how far even a token amount would go to help another feel supported.

      I am so proud of you for participating in the Race for the Cure. Putting a face on breast cancer helps people become more aware. What you are doing is admirable and you are touching more people than you even realize. Thank you for reaching out to help make this difference!

      Ps. I know you weren't asking for health advice, but as a cancer survivor myself and having my Great Aunt Mal having breast cancer, please take a look at this information if you haven't already. Of course, talk with doctor about anything new you might want to add.
      http://www.ehow.com/way_5602877_alkaline-diet-fight-cancer.html

      Best to You! <3 <3 <3

  22. QUESTION:
    I have been drinking alkaline water level 3?
    Has anyone heard of people getting a real bad taste in their mouth from drinking the water, I brush and floss daily and I do not think I have any gum problems, it just seems strange that since I started of a regimented diet of only drinking Alkaline water that this bad taste has become evident, it seems to permeate from my tongue.

    I will say this, that my diabetes if finally under control from drinking the water.

    • ANSWER:
      Home water ionizers, which I've seen offered for sale on the internet, are just the latest twist in the ongoing effort to promote the notion that alkaline water is somehow protective of your health. The underlying idea is that you can prevent disease by balancing your body's pH. Promoters claim that alkaline water is energizing, hydrates the body more effectively than regular water, improves the taste of food when used in cooking, promotes "regularity," helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively, and on and on. I've even seen claims that it can cure everything from obesity and high blood pressure to breast cancer.

      None of these claims are true. Furthermore, your body needs absolutely no help in adjusting its pH. Normally, the pH of blood and most body fluids is near seven, which is close to neutral. This is under very tight biological control because all of the chemical reactions that maintain life depend on it. Unless you have serious respiratory or kidney problems, body pH will remain in balance no matter what you eat or drink. As for water, you should consider the fact that alkaline water is common throughout the western states but to my knowledge it has not protected anyone from the diseases and disorders that occur elsewhere in the U.S.

      The health claims for water ionizers and for alkaline water are bogus. Save your money.

  23. QUESTION:
    Has it been proven that cancer thrives in acidic bodies?
    I hear lots of people saying that cancer and diesease only can thrive in acidic bodies, by acidic I mean the PH. has this been backed up? or is there more to it than simply an alkaline body cannot get disease or wont die from it.
    If this is true though, why are so many people still getting cancer and dying from it when something as simply as changing diet could cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      That's all BS. Our bodies have a certain PH and if it's altered too much, your body gets busy fixing it. If it can't, you will have some serious problems. Cancerous tumors get a blood supply going for nutrients, like the whole body does. Diet doesn't cure cancer

  24. QUESTION:
    am thinking about doing a alkaline diet where do i start?

    • ANSWER:
      You could read Robert Young's The PH Miracle.

      This isn't a recommendation though.

      Why do you want to follow such a diet though?

      No foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood less or more acidic does not understand nutrition

      Young's book claims to tell you which foods to eat to do everything from losing weight to preventing and reversing diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, its premise being that the main factor in disease is how acid or alkaline your blood and tissues are, and that the diet it recommends will reduce acidity.

      Anything claimed to cure everything should be regarded with suspicion. Any book claiming to have the key to preventing and reversing cancer should be regarded with suspicion and contempt.

      I recommend this article to you

      Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.htm

  25. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried backing soda to treat cancer with suuccsess or ahcc mushroom extract?

    • ANSWER:
      The idea that baking soda could be useful as treatment of cancer can be traced back to an Italian ex-doctor called Tullio Simoncini, who invented the demonstrably wrong idea that cancer is just a fungus.

      The details of why we know this false is explained in easily understandable terms here: http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/
      And tragic examples of what happened to people who decided to give it a try are presented here: http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160738

      The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements (including baking soda) are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      I have nothing to add to April link on the deceitful idea of AHCC.

      Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. On top of that, the cancer cells interact in very complex ways with the surrounding cells. So it is not all that surprising that we don't have, and most likely won’t find a single cure for all cancers.

      A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354

  26. QUESTION:
    What injection use to treat acidic urine?
    It cost like 3,000php, medication vial/injectable as treatment of an acidic urine

    • ANSWER:
      The body is by nature slightly alkaline. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly. The changes in urinary pH are simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys. So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. Acidic urine is accordingly not a disease, but a sign of a well functioning pH-regulatory system.

      The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer or other diseases, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:

      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

  27. QUESTION:
    please email me the regimen or info you have for a have a sister with cancer.?
    She has undergone 4 cycles of chemo. Please share with me the regimen you were referring so we can try and hopefully might work on her even just to prolong her life. I would greatly appreciate if you could email me or if you could give me your contact details. Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      i couldn't email you

      i recently answered this on another question, and funnily, i got 7 thumbs down. people have beat cancer without chemotherapy & radiation. if you don't believe me, google it yourself. i gain nothing by telling you this. i'm just 19 -.- i'm not selling drugs or medication. what i'm talking about is healing yourself with what nature gave you - fruits & vegetables & seeds & nuts & cannabis oil.

      look up run from the cure - rick simpson, Gerson Therapy (alkaline diet, juicing. but i don't suggest coffee enemas)

      there is hope. don't ever believe a doctor when they say only chemo & radiation works

      6 Natural Cures for Cancer
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJrZp2I7T…
      1. MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution)
      2. Cannabis oil, hemp oil
      3. Apricot kernels
      4. Chlorella
      5. Liposomal-encapsulated Vitamin C
      6. Raw Veganism

      http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/why-i-did…

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl…

      i would suggest taking barley grass juice powder, eliminate meat, dairy, eggs, and gluten (wheat, barley, rye, oats)

      stay strong.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have an alternative cure to cancer?
    Has anyone heard of a book called Macrobiotic Approach to Cancer by Michio Kuchi? he claims it's a matter of eating properly and can be healed with proper eating? any opinions on this out there? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Another juice besides the Gogi in the Noni juice, it's nasty tasting but you can find it at your local GNC and if you mix it with orange juice and swig it down it's not so bad. There are few things on our planet with more antioxidants than these two fruits. My friend's grandmother's breast cancer "miraculously" disappeared in this way, whether due to the juice or not but she says it was. Another method would be that if you can get your body's ph to be slightly alkaline, the cancer will disappear (cancer loves acidity, acidity is caused by stress and poor diet). You can easily record your body's ph with a urine test, but getting your body to be alkaline would be no small task, you would have to work on it every day. My personal recommendation is this- I would first and foremost find a holistic practitioner with a biofeedback machine, a "vibe" machine. They are hard to come by as they are not allowed in the U.S. because the FDA won't allow it. If people knew about these machines it is possible that chemotherapy would be a thing of the past, but I have never used one so this is all hearsay. There are lots of these devices in europe. Some nobel peace prize winner developed the machine on the theory that healthy cells have a certain frequency and you can actually get the frequencies of the unhealthy ones up and get them healthy again. Type this into google, no kidding. Fasting is another thing that I would recommend. It is a well known holistic way to eradicate cancer. Start with a small fast, it will be hard because you're probably very "toxic" but only do it for a few days. Then have a few days/a week/2 weeks, whatever you feel, of vegetables and grains, some fruits, (only healthy foods and no sugar or artificial ingredients/chemicals/anything.) Then go on a fast for as long as you can, up to a month. After the first two days the fast becomes much easier and your senses are heightened. When I have fasted after the first 2-3 days I don't want food, and in a couple of weeks my hunger slowly comes back, and I have a hunger for things that are good for me instead of chocolate, soda, doritos, you name it. It's pretty eye opening and seems to get your body back in the swing of things. You may break out and get sick in the beginning, this is toxins and old disease leaving your body. I will say that you need to kind of cut yourself off from the world though, you won't have the strength to go to work and you don't want to be around people too much because they can start to smell gross too. The fact is, even if it didn't eradicate the cancer it would clean out all your toxins and give you a huge jump start for any holistic or medical treatment you might need to endure.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best Alkaline food cooking recipe book?

    • ANSWER:
      The only book I know on the subject is Robert young's The PH Miracle.

      This isn't a recommendation though.
      The book claims to tell you which foods to eat to do everything from losing weight to preventing and reversing diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, its premise being that the main factor in disease is how acid or alkaline your blood and tissues are, and that the diet it recommends will reduce acidity.

      Sorry, but anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood acidic does not understand nutrition.

      No foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity.

      Anything claimed to cure everything should be regarded with suspicion. Any book claiming to have the key to preventing and reversing cancer should be regarded with suspicion and contempt.

      I recommend this article to you

      Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

  30. QUESTION:
    Am I killing my cancer cells?
    I have opted out of chemotherapy and radiation, and am currently on an all alkaline diet, and have been on it for a little over a month now. I want to know what are some of the signs that I'm killing and getting rid of the cancer cells? (ex: urine & stool colors, slight diarrhea, etc.) Any signs at all to give me an inkling of whether or not I'm killing them. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tarkarri is right. Here is an explanation of what it takes to assess if a cancer treatment has effect or not: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Response_Evaluation_Criteria_in_Solid_Tumors

      The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy - including "alkaline diet" - instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy. And not in a single one of these cases did the cancer even shrink.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354

      Here is a small compilation of cases where things went terribly wrong because of belief in the alkaline myth: http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160738

  31. QUESTION:
    I am facing severe pain in my leg around my knee and ankle, is it a ligament fracture?
    i twisted my leg while playing football 2-2.5 years back since then i am facing severe pain in my leg around my knee and ankle doctor is not able to understand through x-ray is it a ligament fracture

    • ANSWER:
      Dear,
      "Healthiness is a state of well being that covers physical, mental and socio-economy "by WHO.
      "You can trace every sickness disease and ailment to ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS" Dr. Linus Pauling 2nobel priz winner
      The great news is that good health is fairly easy to achieve. Our diet become wrong because we must east eat 80% leafy veg and fruits alkaline food and 20% acidic like rice mutton chicken etc ok i com to the point .
      1. Cleansing of cells by-
      (A)- GREEN.PIGMENT of leaves of alfalfa plant (Malaysia) by cooling extract. 1spoon equi to 1 kg veg .-90%OF DISEASE due to ACIDOSIS-study forest animal - no diseas-they eat greeny leaves and uncooked foods. To maintain this problem use G.PIGMENT.Its mole.stru. equ. to human blood.-Function ,detoxify blood,increase immune sys.,incr. RBC.inc.metabolism,lower ageing process,control blood sugar level,etc
      (B)- Kino Pad (Japan) stick this pad on bottom of leg at night -100's of accu points-on the morning u can accumulation of toxins, cholesterols of blood in the pad. if u r a diabetic put it on the floor ,later u can c ants around the pad ,while u r smokers u feel narcotic smell NB. Using this pad u can avoid even Heart Operation ,Diabetics , stroke, cancer, kidney stone ,liver disease etc because all this disease is due toxins and our kidney and liver cannot maintain toxins because due to the excess of pesticides and chemicals on food ,drugs etc we ate -.NB. This disease r not due to any viruses and bacteria.- This pad contains wood vinegar (helps plant to live 100’s of years without enter any toxins to stem they absorb from the sand, it absorbs all toxins and pass only detoxified water only –we use this absorption technique of wood vinegar) ,.
      2. Balancing of cells. Provide organic liquid contains all vitamins and minerals in natural form {New Zealand organic association certified }Also use G .pigment t for balancing because it contains vitamins enzymes and minerals because alfalfa root spread deep its root up to 100 fts so scientist s select this plant ,grow in USA
      3. Activating cells. For this we hav 54 types of plants and veg including lotus, carrot, dates green gram etc all r organic and certified by organic crops association USA.
      4. Defending of cells. Continue this 123 for several days cells become get more immunity power and defend against diseases.
      i get this knowledge and cure from Shihab's healthcare wellness therapy .edappally . kochi kerala india

      HE diagnose many serious case through this healthcare concept accpted by W H O.
      His number is 09847024405,shihab_ekm@yahoo.com.

  32. QUESTION:
    is it true that cancer cannot live in an alkaline body?
    I had lung cancer and would like to know how to keep it in remission

    • ANSWER:
      No, I'm afraid it isn't true. You'll find lots of internet sites claiming it's true, but notice that none of them is supported by any reputable scientific cancer organisations.

      Nothing you eat or drink can change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. The idea that high alkaline diets can prevent cancer, cure cancer or affect the progress of cancer in any way is rubbish.

      This excellent article, 'Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense' by Gabe Mirkin MD gives the facts:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

  33. QUESTION:
    what is a good non-acidic diet that is thought B helpful in fighting cancer?
    I read about some guy changed his diet to vegan , low/no acidic food intake ...acidic foods are thought to support / or be 'favorable' to cancer...

    • ANSWER:
      No foods can change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. Your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. Anyone who tells you that certain foods or supplements make your stomach or blood less or more acidic does not understand nutrition.

      The article Quiijibored has linked to, 'Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense', gives all the information you need.

      As for veganism - I was vegan for several years before my cancer diagnosis; I still am. Veganism doesn't protect against cancer and it doesn't cure cancer.

      There's no particular food or diet proven to prevent, cure or treat cancer, or affect its progress in any way

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for hyperacidity?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are talking about acidic urine, you really don't need a remedy.

      The body is by nature slightly alkaline. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer or other diseases, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      EDIT:
      Nosey claims that "The body is NOT naturally alkaline". This is wrong. Normal body pH is around 7,4 (7,35-7,45) which IS slightly alkaline.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can Someone please figure out how to cure cancer! For good?
    Please !

    • ANSWER:
      I sympathise with your frustration; cancer is a terrifying disease with hideous and grueling treatments and no known cure.

      But the problem with finding a 'cure for cancer' is that cancer is not actually a disease, it's an umbrella term for over 200 diseases. The difficulty with finding a cure is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

      But while ther's no guaranteed cure for any type of cancer, some cancers CAN be cured these days: For example, 7 out of 10 children are cured of cancer. Testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. There is still a long way to go, especially with some of the commonest types of cancer such as lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer.

      But there is dedicated (and underfunded) work going on; There'll never be a Eureka! moment when a single substance or procedure is found that will reverse all types of cancer. But there will continue to be steady progress - a new treatment for one type of cancer discovered, perhaps a way to reverse or slow down another type.

      It's a sad fact that, while diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are always very important, they are not a way to prevent cancer, as someone here has said. Cancer affects the healthy and the unhealthy alike - athletes and couch potatoes, healthy eaters and junk food eaters. Nobody knows why of two people with the same risk factors - or lack of risk factors - one will get cancer and the other won't.

      Some people who haven't had cancer find it less scary to 'blame the victim' - put cancer down to avoidable lifestyle factors like bad diet - but there is no scientific proof of this, and such claims just reflect their fears and prejudices.

      I used to think this way. I thought, when I thought about it at all, that my healthy, vegan, largely organic diet, plus the facts that I exercised regularly and have never smoked, would protect me against cancer. I got cancer anyway.

      Also, cancer does not 'feed on sugar', nor is there any truth in the acid/alkaline notion.

  36. QUESTION:
    is is true more younger adults ages 20 to 25 are taking medication for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it's true bc the SAD (standard american diet) is full of toxins in food, water, air, and the soil. Diabetes is totally on the rise along with many other chronic diseases. Over processed food and white sugar is what's causing all the damage. We're supposed to eat 80% alkaline foods (raw & cooked veggies, some fruit, raw nuts) and 20% acidic foods (dairy, meat, breads).
      For example; cancer is a fungus. Cancer feeds off on an acidic environment. Many have killed off cancer by keeping their ph balance "alkaline" and that's changing their diet.
      Just watch the documentary film "simply raw" which is very educating!
      Most diseases can be cured or dramtically improved by eating "healthy" and staying away from processed food.
      P.S. High blood pressure can be overcome by changing the diet as well. Google "high blood pressure and healthy food eating" and "high blood pressure and natural home remedies".
      There's natural home remedies for just about everything but people still choose to take "medications" and "pills" which have plenty of side effects.
      Hope I answered your question...I tend to ramble on.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there any illness caused by using too much hot sauce with your meals?
    Maybe cancer, I read that cancer cells grow when you have an acid diet, and hot sauces have a high concentration of acids... any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      The acid diet theory isn't true.

      Quackwatch: Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

      "Mayo Clinic: Alkaline diet. A diet rich in certain alkaline foods, meaning foods that aren't acidic, won't cure cancer. Proponents of this diet claim foods such as soft drinks and meats make your body acidic, allowing cancer to flourish. They suggest eating mainly alkaline foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and restricting acidic foods. The theory that acid causes cancer isn't true, and it isn't clear that what you eat has any impact on your body's overall acidity or alkalinity."

  38. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should a vegetarian take?

    • ANSWER:
      If you enjoy the wholesome goodness of carrots no vitamins are needed. Wholesome carrots contain all the essential nutrients to keep your body healthy. Carrots also cure most ailments.

      Carotenes, the famous ingredient in carrots, is an anti-oxidant that has powerful healing virtues for many diseases. Drinking a glass of carrot juice daily will do much more for you than many bottles of supplement tablets. Here are some disorders that can be helped by drinking carrot juice regularly:

      Acidosis: The vital organic alkaline elements in carrots help balance the blood acidity and blood sugar.

      Acne: Its powerful cleansing properties are effective in detoxifying the liver, thus overall effective for acne which are caused by toxicity of the blood.

      Anemia: Carrot's molecules are closest to human's hemoglobin molecules, making it very beneficial in blood-building.

      Atherosclerosis: The highly cleansing power of this miracle juice scrubs away even the old build-up of arterial deposits, reducing the risks of heart diseases and stroke.

      Asthma: The anti-oxidants effectively protects the respiratory system from infections and free-radical attacks.

      Cancer: Studies show that adding one carrot per day in our diet significantly reduces cancer risks.

      Cholesterol: Pectin in carrots lowers the serum cholesterol levels.

      Congestion: Carrot juice is very effective in dispelling mucus from the ear, nose and throat area, easing nasal congestion, sinusitis, phlegm and mucus in the throat and other similar disorders.

      Constipation: Take five parts of carrot juice with one part of spinach juice regularly to regulate chronic constipation problems.

      Emphysema: If you smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke, taking carrot juice regularly may well save your life.

      Eyes: Beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin are some of the finest nourishment that help keep the optic system in tip-top condition, with special protection against astigmatism, macular degeneration and cataracts.

      Fertility: One of the reasons for infertility is lack of nutrients and enzymes in your dietary. Carrot juice taken regularly, is able to nourish your body back to fertility.

      Inflammations: Its anti-inflammatory effect greatly helps reduce arthritis, rheumatism, gout and other inflammations.

      Immune systems: It does wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistant to various kinds of infections.

      Nursing mothers: Carrot juice helps enhance the quality and quantity of a mother's breast milk.

      Pregnancy: Drinking carrot juice regularly during pregnancy, especially during the last few months, will reduce the chances of jaundice in baby. No, you won't get an orange baby!

      Skin problems: The high quality vitamin C and other rich nutrients in carrot juice efficiently nourish the skin, preventing dry skin, psoriasis and other skin blemishes.

      Thread worms: One small cup of carrot juice in the morning taken daily for a week can help clear up thread worms in children.

      Ulcers: The abundance of nutrient present in carrots help nourish cells that have been starved of nutrients which result in ulcers.

      Water retention: Carrot juice is diuretic and helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to kill cancer cell?
    What kind of herbal medicine that was used for the III sufferer of cancer of stage breasts?

    • ANSWER:
      I have done alot of research on alternative cancer treatments. I would love to give you some of the most helpful sites I have found. I am no doctor, but both of my parents have had cancer at a young age, so I've dedicated ALOT of my time in researching different ideas of how to prevent and cure cancer (non traditionally). As I research, I keep in mind those who are marketing a product are probably not the ones I should be getting advice from.

      In regards to doctors making lots of money to treat cancer, it is no secret that the govt and the medical field is profiting from cancer. They had the cure many years ago. Check this out: (http://www.williamfkoch.com/web/version2/biography.php)
      Unfortunately, a cure to cancer would prevent them from billions of dollars of profit. I guess my point is, we cannot really trust traditional medicine because they do not have our best interest at heart.

      I have read in several places that fasting, even juice fasting, may help to rid of cancer. I've also read that raw (organic) diets also may help.
      One thing is for sure, you would want to stay away from processed and unnatural (dead) foods ( ie..ALMOST EVERYTHING). Try googling alkaline foods, and those are the foods you shold try to eat the most of (RAW).
      They say doing colon hydrotherapy during the fasting process is very important. I hope you will find the following sites helpful. Almost all of the info is very logical, even if its not approved by a govt agency (remember they are probably not trying to help you anyway). I wish you the best of luck, and God Bless you.

      http://www.cancertutor.com/ - great source of alternative treatments

      http://www.sonnes.com/ - about colon cleansing, and they have some of the best products available ( their greenlife, and bentonite clay are really good, and their vitamins are all non-synthetic). If you want to buy their products, get them off mothernature.com ( much cheaper!!)

      http://www.freewebs.com/thefigtreeonline/index.htm (very interesting info...for those of you who know who Left Eye from TLC is, she was visiting this doctor (Dr Sebi) in Honduras when she died in the car accident)

      http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020127shelton.III/020127.toc.htm - great information about fasting

  40. QUESTION:
    is this a cure for cancer or kwackery. ? vitamine b17 . raw apricot kernals .apple seeds,or an alkaline diet t?
    kill cancer cells. i read that cancer cant live in an alkaline diet body, but love an acid state body .so since our bodies are supposed to run 70% alkaline and 30% acid bad .modern diet makes our body run the opposite way round . vtiamine b17 is supposed also to kill cancer .what do you think.? thanks
    thanks J.L.I. very informative
    thanks to stitcher,

    • ANSWER:
      Both are well known examples of cancer quackery.

      VITAMIN B 17:
      It is not a vitamin. Amygdalin/laetrile was claimed to be a vitamin by chemist Ernst T. Krebs in the hope that if classified as a nutritional supplement it would escape the federal legislation regarding the marketing of drugs. He could also capitalize on the public fad for vitamins at that time. Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and “Vitamin B17″ as a cancer cure.

      It has been tested to see if it really is effective as a cancer treatment. And the results were disappointing. Here is a review from 2007 based on 36 clinical studies on the effect of laetrile on cancer in patients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17106659?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=2

      None of these studies proved the effectiveness of laetrile.

      Laetrile contains cyanide, which is a type of poison. So the side effects of laetrile are the same as those of cyanide. These include

      * Sickness
      * Headache
      * Dizziness
      * Liver damage
      * A lack of oxygen to the body tissues
      * A drop in blood pressure
      * Drooping eyelids
      * Fever
      * Nerve damage, causing loss of balance and difficulty walking
      * Confusion, coma and eventually death

      It is estimated that eating approximately 50 to 60 apricot kernels, or 50g of laetrile, can cause death.

      The lack of evidence and the risk of serious side effects are more than good reasons to ban its use as cancer treatment.

      Here is more on the Laetrile myth: http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/about-cancer/treatment/complementary-alternative/therapies/laetrile

      ALKALINE DIET:
      The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      No cells can live in a high pH-state. But cells (cancer cell as well as normal cells) can't live with a low pH inside either. A lot of metabolic processes are going in overdrive inside cancer cells. These result (among other things) in production of hydrogen ions.

      For cancer cells to be able to maintain their lives, they have to get rid of these excess hydrogen ions. There are numerous transport mechanisms, that help cancer cells do just that. The extrusion of hydrogen ions leads to a lower pH in the vicinity of the cancer, but this is a result of what goes on inside cancer cells. Not a condition for cancer cells to survive.

      In fact some of the transport systems are combined with bicarbonate (a base) in such a way that hydrogen ions will be eliminated inside the cancer cells by reacting with internalised bicarbonate. These cancer cells will consequently thrive better in a (slightly) alkaline environment.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

  41. QUESTION:
    can you really cure cancer by eating?..?
    I keep hearing and reading that you can actually cure some cancer's at its beginning stages if you eat a strict alkaline diet of raw live foods like vegetables. because raw foods have oxygen in it and cancer among other cell disease like sicckle cell (i know I didn't spell that right but you know what I mean lol) cannot survive with oxygen?.. i don't have any diseases Im just interested in knowing. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of that. The thing is that you got to eat alkaline foods and stay away from acidic foods. Some examples of acidic foods that I have found are meat, soda, and even bread. Some examples of alkaline foods that I have heard of are mostly vegetables. From what I understand, it's not so much the oxygen content of the food, it's more about making your body alkaline. According to the proponents, cancer thrives in an acidic environment. Ergo, the more acidic your body is, the more likely you are to get cancer. And the more alkaline your body is, the less likely you are to get cancer. I've heard you can go to your local pharmacy and get a test to see if your body is acidic or alkaline. I have only heard of a few cases of cancer being cured, or prevented, by people eating alkaline food. I know that this is going to sound conspiratorial on my part, but, I'm not surprised that few people have heard of this. It's mostly because of what's called "Big Pharma". "Big Pharma" as in the big pharmaceutical companies. They really don't want to cure cancer. The reason is simple. You got to ask yourself, "what happens when a pharmaceutical company cures a disease?" The answer is; when they cure a disease, they stop making money. That is because the big pharmaceutical companies stand to make TONS more money "researching" a cure than they ever could actually finding a cure. The goal of any company is to make money, so the their decision is simple. Big Pharma doesn't want to cure cancer because they'll make less money. So they'll tell you that eating an alkaline diet doesn't work, and they'll make all sorts of claims to "prove" that what they're doing is the correct way to go about finding a cure. And like I said, I know all this sounds conspiratorial, but it's as the saying goes... truth is often stranger than fiction.

  42. QUESTION:
    Alkaline diet for cancer and disease treatment?
    http://www.blissful-wisdom.com/ph-8-level-cancer-cure-with-sodium-bicarbonate--baking-soda.html

    • ANSWER:
      So what is your question?

  43. QUESTION:
    Is drinking alkali water with high orp safe & could it change our body ph.Does it prevent cancer too?

    • ANSWER:
      The body is by nature slightly alkaline. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH are simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

  44. QUESTION:
    Health Insurance Companies vs Big Pharma?
    I've been hearing a lot of Big Pharma conspiracies lately relating to bad drugs, supressed cures, and about a money conrolled FDA. Although conspiracies sound like the words of nutjobs, in a world controlled by greed and power, this stuff is questionable. Following my own healthcare experiences, I truly question how our healthcare functions. We should be treated with evidence-based medicine, and after suffering an anxiety disorder, I have had plenty of psychiatrists wanting to shove drugs down my throat saying I have a chemical imbalance. Chemical imbalances are only theories and are not fully proven to be the real cause of such mental disorders. When it comes to the supplement industry, of course there are many unfounded claims as well but some alternative medicine does provide such strong anecdotal evidence, its hard to believe such treatments are not researched. Same goes for the many cancer cures that have been coming out. If I understand Big Pharma conspiracies, they are trying to make people dependent on bad drugs, or chronic use of drugs to maxmize their profits. That being said, in order for insurance companies to maximize their profits, they would want people to not get sick, ultimatley reducing the cost of healthbills for them. You have 2 opposing sides with the same intentions, yet by different means, why aren't insurance companies bashing on bad medicine and such schemes? Of course, there is plenty of data concerning fraud during clinical trials, but this is only true on a very few amount. So, what am I missing here?
    I'm not saying there are miracle cures, I'm saying there are better alterntive treatments such as those by Dr. Buzynski. I do not doubt the good drugs created by Big pharma, I question those mostly basd on mental illness such as SSRI's. Most of these drugs are prescribed on a guess and check basis with dangerous side effects and in my opinion, lacking effectiveness, all of this, based on weak theories. Insurance companies do sell "peace of mind" but with Obamacare being put into play, they must take all the sick under their wing. In order to actually profit, wouldn't it be best to get them as heathy as possible, putting into consideration further research?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no "miracle" cures for cancer. Stuff like Laetrile (a compound that is metabolized into cyanide, yes- THAT cyanide), Alkaline Diets (completely bogus in every conceivable way) and Gerson Therapy (pouring coffee up your butt) are all naught but beautiful lies.

      Insurance companies are a business, and like all businesses their job is to make money. They sell a product: peace of mind. Their purpose was NEVER intended to be "some magical entity that pays for anything and everything bad that could ever happen to someone, including routine checkups and maintenance meds, thus allowing grown adults to tra-la-la their way through life".

  45. QUESTION:
    i am doing a research on cancer..... can you help me , how can vegetarial diet help to fight this diseases?
    wha about changing body PH condition either acidic to alkaline or alkaline to acidic , cant we stop the multiplication of these cancerous cells.

    • ANSWER:
      A vegetarian diet doesn't help to fight cancer in any way.

      There is very little evidence to link cancer and diet.

      There are over 200 different diseases that come under the umbrella title of cancer. A diet HIGh in red and (especially) processed meats is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer. It is also thought to be a possible risk factor for stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer. (Remember a risk factor is not a cause).

      If a vegetarian diet helped fight cancer, vegetarians wouldn't develop cancer. And they do.

      I have been vegetarian for most of my life and vegan for about 17 years. Eight years ago I was diagnosed with an aggressive and advanced cancer. My diet didn't prevent it, didn't 'fight' it (my medical team did that), certainly didn't cure it - and I'd be a fool to rely on my diet to prevent any recurrence of my cancer.

      Through cancer support networks I have met four other vegans with cancer (one a lifelong vegan), and dozens of vegetarians with cancer.

      An excellent article you should read is 'Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease Is Nonsense' by Gabe Mirkin MD

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

      Nothing you eat or drink can change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine. The idea that high alkaline diets or alkaline water can prevent cancer, cure cancer or affect the progress of cancer in any way is simply not true.

      You say you are doing research. I find a good starting point for research is to clear your mind of any of your existing beliefs, assumptions and prejudices. Thus your question should be 'CAN a vegetarian diet help fight cancer?', and not 'HOW can a vegetarian diet help fight cancer?'. As it is you are begging the question - assuming the truth of something that has not been proved; a bad starting point for research.

  46. QUESTION:
    my mother died from cancer..and some of her sisters died from?
    cancer as well as a brother and her father.is it true that it skips to another gender per generation..ex: her dad had it..she gets it ..would my brothers be MORE prone to get cancer than me or should i worry MORE than i already do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer to many of our problems is found in preventing them in the first place. U.S. law 103-417 has shown that over 20,000 studies conclude we can prevent disease such as cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis, 2 of the 3 biggies, by proper healthful diets. Here is a link to the FDA's website and law http://www.fda.gov/opacom/laws/dshea.htm...

      The problem is, who's going to advertise it? Not the pharmaceutical industry as that will deminish their profits due to creating only one drug instead of many drugs for many symptoms. Not the disease associations, Cancer Inst. Diabetes Assoc... as that will put them out of business. Of course we keep supporting them because we want "the cure". Diabetes magazine, a national publication, wrote an article how drug companies are not looking to create cures, they are looking for more ways to treat symptoms. In fact, they are looking forward to the next block buster disease. Diabetes has lancetes, glucose monitors, shoes, socks, insulins, boots, several drugs for circulation, glucose monitoring... and more. They are waiting for a similar disease to create more products and profits. This is why I don't support the "Race for the Cure" or any other like organization.

      We all know that eating properly is key but, did you know the FDA raised the servings amount of fruits and vegetables to 9-11 servings everyday? Why? Because our foods do not have the nutritional value they had 50 years ago and we need to eat more to get the same previous value. Who even eats the 3-5? That is why we need to supplement our diets with whole foods nutrition.

      This is also why I became a wellness consultant and although I know the task ahead of me is daunting, the reward will be great. I could sure use your help in spreading the word. Thanks.

      All I know is that if I had cancer, I would start taking all natural antioxidants, lacctoferrin and eat alkaline foods. I will continue to use my infrared comforter to help me stay alkaline and keep checking my ph level. I'll give it a place it won't like to live!

  47. QUESTION:
    what are my chances of cancer if...?
    hey yall..im a little curious.

    My mother had breast cancer, so did her grandmother, great grand mother, so on and so on. Except for her mother [that i know of].
    My father has lequima [im not sure i spelled that right] and some other cancer, i forgot which one. also he has a blood disease and something wrong with his kidney. [not sure if that matters with the question]

    So i was wondering, are my chances of getting cancer any higher than the average person?

    • ANSWER:
      Some doctors will say you are at higher risk if it runs in the family. However, many other people believe that things such as diet and lifestyle play a much bigger part.

      The anti-cancer diet has been around for a long time now. The basis for it is that cancer thrives in an acidic environment, and cannot survive in an alkaline environment.

      So, if you are concerned, you can get plenty of information on the internet. Just look up alkaline diet or foods. NOTE: this is about how the food transforms once it is in your body.

      There is also a product on the market that has had amazing results with curing cancer. It's called MMS. You can look it up on the internet and read the story of the man who discovered it, Jim Humble. Unlike chemo, etc, it does no harm whatsoever to the rest of the body. It's most common use on humans so far has been malaria, which it cures in 4 hrs. But it has been used on cancer, diabetes and aids also. Across all diseases, it has been successfully on 75,000 people.

      BTW, your father had leukemia.

  48. QUESTION:
    Every type of cancer is unpreventable, true?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no known way to prevent cancer.

      There are over 200 diseases that come under the umbrella title of 'cancer'. There are known risk factors for many of those types of cancer, some of which are avoidable.

      You can reduce your risk of some types of cancer by avoiding those risk factors which are avoidable. For example, smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer; it is also a risk factor for a few other types of cancer. Excessive sun exposure is known to be a risk factor for skin cancers; a diet high in processed meat is known to be a risk factor for colorectal cancers.

      But a risk factor is not a cause, and many people who avoid these risks still develop the cancers, and people who have been exposed to the risks still escape cancer.

      Nobody knows why of two people with the same risk factors (or lack of them), one will develop cancer and the other won't. Cancer affects the healthy and the unhealthy alike - athletes and couch potatoes, healthy eaters and junk food addicts.

      There is very little evidence to link diet and cancer; it has nothing to do with sugar consumption, and the whole theory of acid/alkaline balance is nonsense.

      And Waundering Soul, I have been a vegetarian most of my life and a vegan for 16 years. & years ago I was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.

      The greatest risk factor for most types of cancer is getting older; most people diagnosed with cancer are over 60

      EDIT: Shasta or whatever your name is - you clearly know very little about cancer. People who have never smoked develop lung cancer. There is very little scientific evidence to link cancer and diet, and certainly none to link breast cancer and diet.

      I realise it's easier for people who've never had cancer to 'blame the victim' - to put cancer down to avoidable lifestyle choices. So much less scary than accepting that cancer is a largely random disease that can happen to anyone.

      And I actually understand; I used to feel that way myself - though I would never have been so arrogant as to lecture people with cancer, or insist my views were more valid than those of medical professionals and cancer specialists.Still, we're all different.

      I thought, when I thought about it-at all, that my healthy diet - vegan, largely organic, packed with veg - plus the facts that I exercised regularly and have never smoked would protect me against cancer.

      How wrong could I be? Stage 3 grade 3 breast breast cancer. Guaranteed to cure one of any smugness and arrogance about one's healthy lifestyle.

      I hope it doesn't take a shock like that to cure you of yours.

      **Edit for puzzled latecomers to this question: Shasta has removed her answer and edits, as well as her answer to another question in which she repeats her claims and calls me me a 13 year old liar.

      For a flavour of her replies, here is part of her answer to this question, an edit directed at me:

      'Not to beat a dead horse but your breast cancer is from a life style choice. There was something that you did in your life that you are not admitting to that caused it. Most people who have cancer would like to justify why they got it so they blame it on God or whatever and they never own up to their actions''.

  49. QUESTION:
    how do you help cure lung cancer?????
    my dad had colon cancer then it moved to both of his lungs PLEASE BE SERIOUS and plz don't say chemo because he is on that PLEASE if you have ANY suggestions let me know by answereing this question!!!!
    he has never smoked ANYTHING and he does chemo AND radiation and he has had MANY surgeries and best of all..........we pray for him ALOT!!! : )

    • ANSWER:
      Diet is everything... I would immediately go to holistic, herb person and get on major herbs for healing and cleasing the vital organs. liver detox etc..even while on chemo.
      At home wash raw carrots and put in juicer.
      Drink the raw not refrigerated carrot juice several times a day between meals and as often as you can..
      A little sweet apple or celery added to the carrots will make it sweeter.
      Refrigerating it for more than 1hr. reduces vitamin potentency.

      Carrots have been proven to retard the growth of cancer tumors.
      Juicing raw fruit and or vegetables and drinking bottled water will help further help cleansing..
      The more fruits and vegetables he can eat the more alkaline his body will stay. Cancer cannot grow in an aka line body.
      Cancer loves acidic blood.
      My Dad had lung cancer and treatments at Duke. Your insurance will let you go to most any hospital probably.
      Go to best hospital you can. Duke in North Carolina or Sloan Ketterling in New York are the most advanced hospitals.

      Good wishes and prayers to you positive attitude is everything..... STAY POSITIVE AND UPBEAT REGARDLESS......
      Doctors. do not really know everything that is going to happen or especially when.
      To cleanse the body of chemo definitely drink water, water, water and more water.
      Ice pack on the head helps not to loose hair.
      We all are thinking of you and your Father.... make sure always to find pleasantness everyday ...

  50. QUESTION:
    Can Baking Soda Cure Cancer?
    I discovered that Baking Soda can raise the Ph levels. The reason behind cancer is that people have such crappy diets eating candy, beef, pork, and drinking soda. All cause High acid levels, Dr. Pepper being only 2.95 out of fourteen! 7 being a neutral Ph balance (Water). I heard that a fungus causes it, but I find that to be false, and that it is caused by a terrible American diet. Cancer thrives in a low oxygen environment, which is also caused by acidic blood, which doesn't work properly (which might be a lead to Leukemia). When the blood becomes Alkaline, the Cancer can't survive, because a "Cancer Cell" is a normal cell that went hysteric because it was near death. Remember the goal of a living thing (Cells included) is survival. Cancer I think is a cannibal cell, which is why it tends to do damage. This is why people (yes even skinny one's) have a hard time breathing when exercising, not because they "Are out of shape", but because they have acidic blood caused by a poor diet. That is my belief on it.

    My concern with this is that no one in their right mind believes it. What are your opinions? Remember that the oncologist doesn't get paid a big fat paycheck for recommending baking soda, he does for giving chemo. And I'm sorry to say most (BUT NOT ALL) doctors are so wrapped up in money, they don't have the heart to bother with quick, but still reliable, remedies that don't get them money. We are in America, where most people's motives are out of greed. Tell me your thoughts. Yes I know that it is a bad disease that kills many. My Grandma and Great-Grandpa had it. So don't get mad at me for speaking out about this.

    • ANSWER:
      Baking Soda/ Sodium Bicarbonate cannot cure cancer. And it doesn't make the body more or less alkaline. The body is by nature slightly alkaline with a pH around 7,4. Various regulatory mechanisms in your body work to maintain a stable slightly alkaline pH. This is necessary for the body to function properly.

      So one really can't (and shouldn't wish one could) make the body more alkaline/acidic. The rumours that claim that altering the body pH will prevent/cure cancer, and that this can be achieved through certain diets or supplements are false. The changes in urinary pH is simply a result of the body's regulatory mechanisms, where excess acid/base is eliminated through the kidneys.

      If you want to read further details on this myth, these sites are recommended:
      http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/ph-balance-and-cancer/#more-4028
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
      http://foodconsumer.org/7777/8888/C_ancer_31/080202532008_Busting_Cancer_Myths_Acidic_Foods_and_Cancer_Risks.shtml

      No cells can live in a high pH-state. But cells (cancer cell as well as normal cells) can't live with a low pH inside either. A lot of metabolic processes are going in overdrive inside cancer cells. These result (among other things) in production of hydrogen ions.

      For cancer cells to be able to maintain their lives, they have to get rid of these excess hydrogen ions. There are numerous transport mechanisms, that help cancer cells do just that. The extrusion of hydrogen ions leads to a lower pH in the vicinity of the cancer, but this is a result of what goes on inside cancer cells. Not a condition for cancer cells to survive.

      In fact some of the transport systems are combined with bicarbonate (a base) in such a way that hydrogen ions will be eliminated inside the cancer cells by reacting with internalised bicarbonate.

      You should also know, that Sodium Bicarbonate is used by oncologists to treat tumor lysis syndrome. Briefly it helps keeping waste products of dead cancer cells dissolved, making it possible to dispose them through the urine. If Sodium bicarbonate had an effect on cancer it would have been known.

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