The Truth About Cancer reports: Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), commonly known as baking soda, is a natural substance used for a variety of household baking and cleaning purposes. But did you know that there are baking soda uses for helping the body to prevent cancer, as well as it being a tool cancer patients can use to identify and stabilize cancer growth?
Baking Soda and Cancer Healing
No one cause is associated with cancer development, nor is there one cure for this complex disease. Cancer is a disease that initiates damaging activity within tissue and cells triggering genetic mutations and abnormalities. This cascade of effects causes adverse changes to the body’s metabolic processes. These unhealthy metabolic functions can be reversed using natural health strategies − including the use of baking soda to heal and stabilize natural healing dynamics.
Many buffering systems equip the human body with the ability to optimize internal functions for as long a period as possible. One of these known systems is referred to as pH. For example, a healthy body should have a blood pH level of 7.365 which is slightly alkaline. Regulating pH balance is key to total health and wellness and is primarily reliant on healthy lifestyle habits, including a proper diet.
Baking Soda Helps Regulate pH Levels
Given its alkalizing (or basic) pH of approximately 9.0, baking soda counteracts the acidity that accumulates in the body. Baking soda is useful to regulate by buffering the pH of cells, tissues, and voltage homeostasis within cells. It is also useful to increase oxygenation and carbon dioxide. Baking soda can also be used to aid the body in the detoxification process and support the body in healing from radiation exposure and oxidative damage.
Natural health care practitioners utilize sodium bicarbonate to defend against numerous health ailments. Some of these include the common cold, kidney disease, diabetes, the flu, and some even use baking soda to treat cancer. When used as a bath soak, the body can absorb the health benefits of baking soda through the skin. It can also be used as a nebulizer to treat lung conditions.
Identifying Cancer with Baking Soda
Recent research reveals that baking soda is a useful agent in identifying cancer cell growth. Acids become built up in cancerous areas of the body and the bicarbonate is converted into carbon dioxide. These changes in bicarbonate can be viewed on an MRI scan with high sensitivity as determined by a United Kingdom cancer research group.
Cancer cells flourish in an acidic environment and these regions are significantly lower in pH than other surrounding tissue. The researchers found that MRI sensitivity increased by more than 20,000 times when experimenting with mice diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. When bicarbonate was localized into the cancerous tissue, evidence was clear that the tumors with the highest acidity had a significantly higher conversion rate of bicarbonate into carbon dioxide.Full Article