Saturday, June 17, 2017

Acid Alkaline pH Balance and Cancer health

Acid-Alkaline pH balance and Cancer

The question of alkalinity in the body is an important one but, it is not ALL about acid, so I would like to add some clarification here.

When is acid acid?

In biochemistry, an organic acid is a compound has a COOH radical attached. This makes it work as an acid but not necessarily strong. An example is alpha lipoic acid ( ALA ) and another is acetic acid ( vinegar ). Because of the weakness of organic acids, it would take massive doses of fatty acids to make even a small effect on pH. It does not take much baking soda to neutralize a lot of vinegar and baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate ) is actually a very weak alkali..

So, what is an alkali?

The opposite to an organic acid is an amine which has either a NH2 radical attached or a RNH radical. Ammonia is NH3, a strong alkali but amines are not as strong. As a note, amino acids have both -COOH and -NH2 terminations.

What is this acid-alkaline balance about?

Acid-alkaline balance is critically important in the physiologic function of the body and being either too alkaline or too acid can quickly kill you. As a point, if the blood gets too acidic, it causes kidney failure and other organ failures as well. This can be caused by issues such as excessive Lactic acid in the blood from too much strenuous exercise. Lactic acid is produced in the body at anytime that the cells do not get enough oxygen for their needs. This can take place in respiratory failure, extreme exercise, or in cancerous growths.

pH regulation

The body works hard to keep the pH at the right level and will sacrifice bone or anything else to regulate the pH between 7.25 and 7.45. when it can not do this, organ failure will quickly follow. If an acid condition occurs and is found in time, IV-bicarbonate is given to buffer the blood pH. Doctors and medical professionals will say that 7.25 to 7.45 is the range that the body regulates the blood pH to and that outside of this range you will die. Yeah, sure, but why do they not get that if the blood pH drops to 7.27 that you are near death? Why do they not get that optimum is 7.38 and that is where almost every function in the body works best? Being too acid, even below 7.30 impairs proper immune function, respiration, and many other physiological functions as well.

Doctors and health

Those doctors studied the same biochemistry that I did.but they do not see the forest for the trees being in the way. For a long time I have pounded out the idea that for health and longevity, you need everything to be optimum for your body. Optimum blood pH, optimum hormones, optimum nutrition, optimum environment, optimum exercise.

Saliva pH

So, what does all of this have to do with saliva pH? Saliva pH needs to be alkaline because that the optimum pH for the main enzyme, amylase, is 6.8 to 7.0. You might say wait a minute, that is slightly acid, and you are right but the sugars released from starches by the amylase tends to lower the pH. So saliva should start out with a pH of about 7.4. So, what does it mean if the saliva pH is below this, especially if it is acid? It basically may mean that the salivary gland may not be pulling enough alkalinity from the blood or that the blood is actually pulling alkalinity from the salivary glands as well as from the rest of the body. If the saliva is acid, it definitely is an indicator that there is something wrong.

Urine pH

As for urine pH, the kidneys are a major regulator of the blood's biochemistry, not just pH. The kidneys are a pump that is designed to regulate the elimination of unwanted materials from the blood and as a result from the body.. A major part of this is the removal of acidity from the body, if for no other reason, self protection. Acidity can quickly destroy the kidneys.  So, guess what? If your urine is seriously acidic, then your kidneys are being bombarded with acid and are not working in optimum conditions. If the urine pH is only slightly acidic then that may not be an issue but below about 6.6, I would be concerned.

Checking the pH

It is best to check urine and salivary pH first thing in the morning, just after waking, before drinking or eating, do not even take any medication. Also, if you wake in the middle of the night, it is best not to eat or drink then either. The reason? both food and water consumption in any form affects the urine pH for up to several hours after. Even if you take medicines there will be some affect.There are many disagreeing sources as to optimum urine pH but I believe that 7.3 to 7.4 is optimum but I would not panic if it was 6.8 at times. There are pH kits available from many sources at reasonable prices.

Case notes

I lost my wife back in 2006 as a result of cancer pain medication. At the time she was diagnosed in the final late stages of cancer, her urine pH had dropped to about 5.4 to 5.6. We fixed her diet and nutrition, her pH came up but not to normal. She started recovering and outlived her doctor's last projection by between 4 to 8 times - no chemo but she did later take some alternative treatment from the Burzynski Clinic. Her oncologist had very stodgily given her 2 to 4 weeks to live in early March 2006. She did suddenly pass and it was realized that her doctor changed her pain medication to something that was marked on the front of her folder Do not prescribe, allergic ( in big red letters ). The point of the fact that she was making recovery is that the urine pH makes a big difference.

Cancer deaths and pH

Most cancer patients actually die from organ failure. Kidney failure and liver failure often occur first. I would strongly suggest that because of all that these people have been through, their ability to regulate the blood pH fails, and the organ failure follows shortly.

pH rules

Dr. Simoncini of Italy discovered that he could stop many cancers with simple baking soda treatments. The very point of this, that even if not 100 percent effective, it is a treatment that only costs a few dollars when compared to Oncology treatments that cost hundreds of thousands. There goes the medical professions profits!

Alkaline water concentrate

by David Etheredge

I use the following in 1 gallon of spring water to make a concentrate:

1 tbsp pickling lime (calcium hydroxide)
1/2 tbsp Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate)
1/4 tsp no-salt (potassium chloride)
1/4 tst baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) I originally used Sea Salt for the sodium but baking soda provides additional alkalinity..
vigorously shake to dissolve each time that some is used as follows:

I take 1 tbsp of the concentrate and dilute to 1 gallon of water.

I drink 2-4 glasses of this every day depending on my needs. Do not drink too much. Also, take vitamin D3 along with K2-MK7 to help with calcium absorption and utilization. Reduce this amount if you experience any abnormal health signs.

My pH was very acid (approx. 5.8) a year and a half ago (2006) and the alkalizing diet was not working fast enough.

My pH is now within normal range. It is important to use care not to over-alkalize as this can be as bad as being too acidic. Get close to normal then reduce consumption of alkaline water.

Another important element is iodine which is best painted on the bottom of the feet (Lugol's Iodine). Also look into sulfur compounds and selenium sources such as MSM.

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  1. Neither salivary nor urinary pH reflect blood pH.

    And you CANNOT alter your pH by ingesting alkaline substance without causing a lot of harm. The body regulates its pH without assistance. If you ingest anything to alkalize the blood then you will be in a state of alkalosis that can kill a person from a lack of oxygen.

    Furthermore, even if you could easily alkalize the blood this WOULD NOT kill the already alkaline cancer cells. Cancer cells have an alkaline internal pH that allows them to survive and drives cancer cell glycolysis.

    Excess alkalinity has also been shown to morph healthy cells in to cancer cells.

    Alkalinity driving cancer cell growth and malignant transformation:

    Role of the Intracellular pH in the Metabolic Switch Between Oxidative Phosphorylaiton and Aerobic Glycolysis-Relavance to Cancer. Cancer 2011;2(3):WMC001716

    Na+/H+ exchanger-dependent intracellular alkalinization is an early event in malignant transformation and plays an essential role in the development of subsequent transformation-associated phenotypes. FASEBJ 2000 Nov;14(14):2185-97

    Tumorigenic 3T3 cells maintain an alkaline intracellular pH under physiological conditions. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1990 October; 87(19): 7414–7418

    31P NMR analysis of intracellular pH of Swiss Mouse 3T3 cells: effects of extracellular Na+ and K+ and mitogenic stimulation. J Membr Biol 1986;94(1):55-64

    Extracellular Na+ and initiation of DNA synthesis: role of intracellular pH and K+. J Cell Biol 1984 Mar;98(3):1082-9

    How cancer cells maintain their internal alkalinity and evidence that blocking the proton pumps makes cancer cells acidic killing them:

    Vacuolar H(+)-ATPase in Cancer Cells: Structure and Function. Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology Sept. 2011

    Vacuolar H+-ATPase in human breast cancer cells with distinct metastatic potential: distribution and functional activity. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 286: C1443–C1452, 2004

    Targeting vacuolar H+-ATPases as a new strategy against cancer. Cancer Res 2007 Nov 15;67(22):10627-30

    Vacuolar H(+)-ATPase signaling pathway in cancer. Curr Protein Pept Sci 2012 Mar;13(2):152-63

    As for Simoncini he is injecting a concentrated sodium bicarbonate solution in to the tumors. This kills both healthy cells and cancer cells by a strong osmotic shift. Nothing to do with altering pH. And ingesting baking soda is completely different as the baking soda is neutralized by stomach acid forming carbonic acid and sodium chloride salt.

    Ingesting baking soda also increases the risk of cancer and other diseases while promoting existing cancers for a variety of reasons. Read this thread:

    1. Thank you for the thoughtful feedback.

      You stated: Neither salivary nor urinary pH reflect blood pH.

      No, as stated in the article, the pH of either reflects the bodies overall buffering ability.

      You stated: And you CANNOT alter your pH by ingesting alkaline substance without causing a lot of harm.

      People do this every day, Alka-Seltzer, Tums, and sodium bicarbonate will all accomplish this in very small increments.

      You stated; The body regulates its pH without assistance.

      Yes, by stealing minerals from the bone and other places.

      You stated: If you ingest anything to alkalize the blood then you will be in a state of alkalosis that can kill a person from a lack of oxygen.

      Yes, there as so many who end up in the emergency room from taking Alka-Seltzer, Tums, and sodium bicarbonate.

      You said: Furthermore, even if you could easily alkalize the blood this WOULD NOT kill the already alkaline cancer cells.

      Right, the lactic acid that the cancer cells produce certainly makes the cells alkaline.

      You said: Cancer cells have an alkaline internal pH that allows them to survive and drives cancer cell glycolysis.

      And then you said: Excess alkalinity has also been shown to morph healthy cells in to cancer cells.

      There are many publications that refute those claims.

      What you refer to is large doses of alkaline substances. What I suggest is that the process should be gradual.

      As for the many claims that there is no relationship between blood pH and urine pH, show me the studies.

      I know from experience that this works.