| Baking Soda and pH Levels
April 5th 2007 IMVA - Sodium Bicarbonate
Lessons in Cancer and General pH Management
Bicarbonate Lessons in Cancer and General pH Management
International Medical Veritas Association
Dr. Tullio Simoncini
Most of us are going to be surprised to find out that there is
an oncologist in Rome Italy, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, destroying
cancer tumors with sodium bicarbonate.[i] Sodium bicarbonate
is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when
it comes to cancer tissues. It's an irresistible chemical, cyanide
to cancer cells for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave
of alkalinity, which allows much more oxygen into the cancer
cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cells cannot survive in
the presence of high levels of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is,
for all intent and purposes, an instant killer of tumors. Full
treatment takes only days, as does another cancer treatment that
heats the cancer cells with laser generated heat. (At bottom
see combining ph shift with heat.)
The extracellular (interstitial) pH (pHe) of solid tumours is
significantly more acidic compared to normal tissues. [ii]
Case one: A patient diagnosed with pulmonary neoplasm of the lung,
underwent treatment with sodium bicarbonate, before submitting
to surgery to remove part of the lung. Treatment consisted of sodium
bicarbonate administered orally, by aerosol, and IV. After first
treatment reduction of nodules and absorption was evident, and
after 8 months was no longer visible at all. Treatments also reduced
size of the liver and results were confirmed by both X-ray and
Studies have shown how manipulation of tumour pH with sodium bicarbonate
enhances some forms of chemotherapy.[iii] Proteins can be modified
both in vivo and in vitro by increases in acidity. In fact pH is
the regulatory authority that controls most cellular processes.
The pH balance of the human bloodstream is recognized by medical
physiology texts as one of the most important biochemical balances
in all of human body chemistry. pH is the acronym for "Potential
Hydrogen". In definition, it is the degree of concentration
of hydrogen ions in a substance or solution. It is measured on
a logarithmic scale from 0 to 14. Higher numbers mean a substance
is more alkaline in nature and there is a greater potential for
absorbing more hydrogen ions. Lower numbers indicate more acidity
with less potential for absorbing hydrogen ions.
Our body pH is very important because pH controls the speed of
our body's biochemical reactions. It does this by controlling the
speed of enzyme activity as well as the speed that electricity
moves through our body. The higher (more alkaline) the pH of a
substance or solution, the more electrical resistance that substance
or solution holds. Therefore, electricity travels slower with higher
pH. If we say something has an acid pH, we are saying it is hot
and fast. Alkaline pH on the other hand, biochemically speaking,
is slow and cool.
Cancer tissues have a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals,
pesticides, etc then do healthy tissues.
In 1973, a study conducted by the Department of Occupational Health
at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found
that when cancerous breast tissue is compared with non-cancerous
tissue from elsewhere in the same woman's body, the concentration
of toxic chemicals such as DDT and PCBs was "much increased
in the malignant tissue compared to the normal breast and adjacent
adipose tissue."[iv] This should say something to the oncologists
of the world about chemical etiologies that are going undiagnosed
Part of any successful cancer treatment includes chelation and
detoxification of heavy metals and a host of toxic chemicals, which
are all invading our bodies' everyday. It is literally raining
mercury, uranium contamination is increasing, lead we are discovering
is even more toxic than anyone ever believed and is even in the
bread that we eat, arsenic is in our chicken, the government still
wants you to get your yearly mercury flu shot, dentists of course
are still using hundreds of tons of mercury exposing patients to
internalized toxic waste dumps (mercury vapors from hell), fluoride
is still put in the water and chlorine is breathed in most showers.
This just covers a small slice of the toxic disaster that is the
hallmark of life in the 21st century. But oncologists have just
not been able to understand that cancer patients are suffering
from poisoning on a massive scale with all the chemicals scientists
have already established cause cancer.
The IMVA recommends alkaline foods and sodium bicarbonate so that
the pH of the blood remains high, which in turn means that the
blood is capable of carrying more oxygen. This in turn keeps every
cell in the body at peak efficiency and helps the cell eliminate
waste products. Detoxification and chelation will proceed more
easily and safely under slightly alkaline conditions. Increased
urinary pH reduces oxidative injury in the kidney so it behooves
us to work clinically with bicarbonate.
Patients receiving sodium bicarbonate achieved urine pHs of 6.5
as opposed to 5.6 with those receiving sodium chloride.
This alkalinization is theorized to have a protective effect against
the formation of free-radicals that may cause nephropathy.[v] Dr.
Body ph level changes are intense in the profundity of their biological
effects. Even genes directly experience external pH. pH differentially
regulates a large number of proteins. Increased oxidative stress,
which correlates almost exponentially with ph changes into the
acidic, is especially dangerous to the mitochondria, which suffer
the greatest under oxidative duress. Epigenetics, which may now
have begun eclipsing traditional genetics, commonly describes how
factors such as diet and smoking, rather than inheritance influence
how genes behave.
The great advantage of knowing the prime cause of a disease is
that it can then be attacked logically and over a broad front.
Dr. Otto Warburg
Dr. Otto Warburg, two times Nobel Prize winner, stated in his
book, The Metabolism of Tumors that the primary cause of cancer
was the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory cell chemistry
by the fermentation of sugar. The growth of cancer cells is initiated
by a fermentation process, which can be triggered only in the absence
of oxygen at the cell level. What Warburg was describing was a
classic picture of acidic conditions. Just like overworked muscle
cells manufacture lactic acid by-products as waste, cancerous cells
spill lactic acid and other acidic compounds causing acid pH.
After we just saw how important sulfur is in human health and
how useful a basic chemical like sodium thiosulfate can be, we
now get a crash course in the power of sodium bicarbonate and the
act of instantly turning cancer cells alkaline. Might as well shoot
a guided cruise missile at them - so effective, safe, quick and
precise is sodium bicarbonate, inexpensive as well. Just a few
pennies a day of it will keep cancer further away, keeping it at
arms length from ourselves, patients and loved ones. It is something
we can use to treat our water with as well, excellent to put in
distilled or reverse osmosis water or any water for that matter.
A true understanding of cancer is impossible without understanding
why some tissues in the body are deficient in oxygen and therefore
prone to cancer. Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy
tissues are alkaline. Water (H2O) decomposes into H+ and OH-. When
a solution contains more H+ than OH- then it is said to be acid.
When it contains more OH- than H+ then it is said to be alkaline.
When oxygen enters an acid solution it can combine with H+ ions
to form water. Oxygen helps to neutralize the acid, while at the
same time the acid prevents oxygen from reaching the tissues that
need it. Acidic tissues are devoid of free oxygen. An alkaline
solution is just the reverse. Two hydroxyl ions (OH-) can combine
to produce one water molecule and one oxygen atom. In other words,
an alkaline solution can provide oxygen to the tissues.
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7
is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral
spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline
at a pH of 7.4.
At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at
pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. This
has given rise to a variety of treatments based on increasing the
alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the drinking
of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation
with alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, cesium
and rubidium. But nothing can compare to the instant alkalinizing
power of sodium bicarbonate for safe and effective treatment of
Like magnesium chloride or sulfates are excellent emergency medicines,
basic chemicals, nutritional in nature, sodium bicarbonate is a
nutritional medicine meaning it cannot and will not end up controlled
by CODEX. To control bicarbonate they would have to demand mothers
stop making cake with it. We might thus identify sodium bicarbonate
as an emergency medicine for cancer with the above supporting approaches
working on broader levels to help overall physiology change to
a degree where body chemistry is unfavorable for new cancer growth.
Cancer seems to grow slowly in a highly acid environment (because
the acids cause it to partially destroy itself) and may actually
grow more quickly as your body becomes more alkaline prior to reaching
the healthy pH slightly above 7.4 where the cancer becomes dormant.
Therefore it is important to get pH above 7.4 quickly. Once one
has achieved a pH above 7.4, it is useful to monitor saliva pH
regularly to ensure that the body remains sufficiently alkaline.
Earlier and more frequent use of sodium bicarbonate was associated
with higher early resuscitability rates and with better long-term
neurological outcome. Sodium bicarbonate is beneficial during CPR.[vi]
"The therapeutic treatment of bicarbonate salts can be administered
orally, through aerosol, intravenously and through catheter for
direct targeting of tumors." All of Dr. Tullio Simoncini's
treatments with sodium bicarbonate are directed as specifically
as possible to the organs involved, for example, vaginally as well
as abdominally into the peritoneal space for cervical cancer, through
the hepatic artery for liver cancer in order to get the solution
as close to the affected area as possible. Sodium bicarbonate administered
orally, via aerosol or intravenously can achieve positive results
in most tumors, including the brain, while others, such as the
serious ones of the bones can remain unaffected. Dr. Simoncini,
with the help of interventionist radiologists was able to reach
those areas of the body that had previously been inaccessible.
This was achieved through positioning appropriate catheters either
in cavities for peritoneum and pleura, or in arteries to reach
The most effective measure to treat RT-induced mucositis in patients
with head and neck cancer is frequent oral rinsing with a sodium
bicarbonate rinse, to reduce the amount of oral microbial flora.[viii]
Case two: A nine-year-old child is hospitalized and diagnosed
with Ewing's Sarcoma on the right humerus. Despite several chemotherapy
cycles surgery removed the humeral bone. Growth of three tumor
masses continued despite continued efforts to stop progression.
Sodium bicarbonate salts treatment were then started administered
by catheter into the right sub-clavian artery in order to administer
the salts (phleboclysis of 500 cc at five per cent) directly on
the tumoral masses.
Of the 3 masses shown by the scographic scan of May 7, 2001, whose
size is respectively:
a. 6,5 cm
b. 4,4 cm
c. 2,4 cm
After the sodium bicarbonate salts treatment only one tumor was
left, with a size of only 1.5 cm, which is most likely residual
scarring, as shown by the echography of September 10, 2001.
Sodium bicarbonate injection is also indicated in the treatment
of metabolic acidosis which may occur in severe renal disease,
uncontrolled diabetes, and circulatory insufficiency due to shock
or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac
arrest and severe primary lactic acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate is
further indicated in the treatment of drug intoxications, including
barbiturates. Sodium carbonate has been found effective in treating
poisoning or overdose from many chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs
by negating the cardiotoxic and neurotoxic effects. [ix] Sodium
bicarbonate is useful in treating neurological disorders in children.
Knowledge of sodium bicarbonate is important for parents because
the rate of childhood cancer is growing exponentially. But parents
who resist the radiation burning, cutting and the lethal chemicals
are regularly hauled before the courts only to have their children
taken away from them. Oncologists are increasingly resorting to
the justice system to have children made wards of the courts who
then turn them over to medically irresponsible practitioners. It
is inexcusable separating a child from his mother and father in
the middle of a medical crisis. Adding to the stress by tormenting
patients' hearts and souls has nothing to do with safe or effective
medicine. The naked truth is doctors and medical institutions have
not earned the necessary trust for this level of intervention in
people's lives. With patient safety slipping year by year,[x] children
are not safe in hospitals, much less so if forced at gunpoint from
their parents embrace.
An extremely simple therapy used by physicians who treat autism
is to supply a mild antidote that neutralizes the excess acids.
The most convenient product is a nonprescription drug called AlkaSeltzer
Gold™. Do not use any other kind of AlkaSeltzer™. AlkaSeltzer
Gold™ is simply a very safe product (sodium and potassium
bicarbonate) that helps to neutralize excess acids of any kind.
Dr. William Shaw on Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD
One mother wrote, "It worked so well for both of my children
that the die-off was an uneventful experience, even though they
both had very high levels of yeast." The restoring of acid/alkaline
balance also relieves many allergies. "These children also
had grave disturbances in electrolyte chemistry, and tended to
be acidotic (low CO). The data that unfolded was fascinating and
clearly earmarked the acidosis and hypoxic state (low serum bicarbonate
= low O2 levels). Potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium
carbonate and the like were used. Now we began to understand why
so many children responded to Buffered C (potassium bicarbonate,
calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate), and others needed a more
specific buffer (in some children for example niacin was grossly
depleted and they required niacin bicarbonate)," wrote Patricia
The acid/alkaline balance is one of the most overlooked aspects
of health, though many have written much about it. In general,
the American public is heavily acid, excepting vegetarians.
Case three: A 62-year-old patient undergoes surgery in December
1998 for endometrial adenocarcinoma, followed by successive cycles
of radiotherapy and anti-hormone therapy. Following the thickening
of the peritoneum and the growth of several lymph nodes due to
carcinosis; from the clinical point of view, the patient's condition
decayed with the presence of exhaustion, general swelling, intestinal
meteorism, irregularity of evacuation, steady feeling of heaviness
and blood pressure instability. Treatment with a 5% sodium bicarbonate
solution administered alternately thru an endoperitoneal catheter
and via IV showed rapid improvement to a normal condition of health.
A final CAT scan confirms the regression of the peritoneal carcinosis
and a stabilization of the size of the lymph nodes when compared
to the preceding year.
The kidneys are usually the first organs to show chemical damage
upon uranium exposure, military manuals suggest doses or infusions
of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the urine if this happens.
This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion
of the nontoxic uranium-carbonate complex. The oral administration
of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced
by uranium in the kidneys.[xi]
Case four: A 40-year-old patient underwent surgical intervention
(left radical mastectomy) for mammarian carcinoma seven months
earlier. After three months of chemotherapy, the patient is affected
by: "diffused pulmonary and hepatic metastasis; bone metastasis
particularly to the fifth and sixth lumbar vertebrae, with invasion
and compression of the medullar channel, which is causing extreme
pain which makes the patient unresponsive to any treatment." All
pain suppressant drugs – morphine included – are totally
ineffective and the patient is totally prostrate even unable to
sleep. Believing that fungal colonies amassed in the medullar channel
will respond to administration of sodium bicarbonate salts, lumbar
injections are begun.
Dr Tullio Simoncini recounts: "As I administer it by slowly
injecting 50 cc of sodium bicarbonate solution at 8.4 %, the patient
tosses and with a thread of a voice confesses to me that she has
slept only two hours in the last week. Exhausted, she whispers
to me: "If only I could sleep half an hour tonight." But
the day after, she calls me on the phone and says: "I have
slept all night". After two more lumbar injections of the
bicarbonate salts in the next month, the pain disappeared completely.
Magnetic Resonance imaging reports performed before and after treatment
were defined by hospital head of the radiology department as "shocking."
Sodium bicarbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is commonly used as an antacid
for short-term relief of stomach upset, to correct acidosis in
kidney disorders, to make the urine alkaline during bladder infections
and to minimize uric acid crystallization during gout treatment.
Prescription sodium bicarbonate products are given by injection
to treat metabolic acidosis and some drug intoxications. Sodium
bicarbonate is available as a nonprescription medical as well as
a general house hold item. It is also used with other non-prescription
drugs for short-term treatment of various conditions to treat anything
from fever to moderate pain.
Sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals,
dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue
from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a much higher
concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.
Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acids present in gases (in particular
hydrochloric acid, suphur dioxide, hydrofluoric acid) to form sodium
salts (sodium chloride, sodium sulphate, sodium fluoride, sodium
carbonate), which are all known as Residual Sodium Chemicals. Sodium
bicarbonate can be made into a paste salve with vinegar, it relieves
burning from bug stings (particularly bee stings), poison ivy,
nettles, and sunburn. It is used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion
and heartburn. Mixed with water in a 10% solution can soften earwax
Substituting a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion
prior to administration of radiocontrast material seems to reduce
the incidence of nephropathy.[xii] Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy American
Because sodium bicarbonate has long been known and is widely used,
it has many other names including sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium
bicarb, baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarb soda, saleratus
or bicarbonate of soda. It is soluble in water. This white solid
is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slight
alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is a component
of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.
It is also produced artificially. World wide production is on the
scale of 100,000 ton/year. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used
in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release
carbon dioxide, that helps dough "rise."
It is commonly used to increase the pH and total alkalinity of
the water for pools and spas. Sodium bicarbonate can be added as
a simple solution for restoring the pH balance of water that has
a high level of chlorine. It is sometimes used in septic tanks
to control pH and bacteria.
Sodium bicarbonate-rich mineral water in conjunction with a low-salt
diet may have a beneficial effect on calcium homeostasis.[xiii]
Distilled water is not safe, it lacks bicarbonates and minerals
and yes, it is acid forming to the body. Yet it is an excellent
aid in detoxification and chelation for its purity pulls on toxicities
in the body. Part of the reason why our body is acid is that it
lacks enough bicarbonate necessary to neutralize the acid. Whenever
the water lacks the proper bicarbonates to neutralize the water
in distilled water your body basically becomes a little more acid.
But we can easily treat distilled or reverse osmosis water by adding
bicarbonate and magnesium and perhaps even some sodium thiosulfate.
(The art and science of water treatment will be covered in The
Waters of Life, another IMVA publication due out later this year.
The conscious use of water favorably increases medical outcomes,
often it even determines the prognosis. You cannot separate out
hydration from pH. Dehydration would certainly push the body toward
pH of the blood is the most important factor to determine the
state of the microorganisms in the blood.
The native chemical and physical properties of sodium bicarbonate
account for its wide range of applications, including cleaning,
deodorizing, buffering, and fire extinguishing. Sodium bicarbonate
neutralizes odors chemically, rather than masking or absorbing
them. Consequently, it is used in bath salts and deodorant body
powders. Sodium bicarbonate tends to maintain a pH of 8.1 (7 is
neutral) even when acids, which lower pH, or bases, which raise
pH, are added to the solution. Its ability to tabletize makes it
a good effervescent ingredient in antacids and denture cleaning
products. Sodium bicarbonate is also found in some anti-plaque
mouthwash products and toothpaste.
Sodium bicarbonate also is indicated in severe diarrhea which
is often accompanied by a significant loss of bicarbonate. Vigorous
bicarbonate therapy is required in any form of metabolic acidosis
where a rapid increase in plasma total CO2 content is crucial â€ e.g.
cardiac arrest, circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe
dehydration , and in severe primary lactic acidosis or severe diabetic
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP is administered by the intravenous
route. In cardiac arrest, a rapid intravenous dose of one to two
50 mL vials (44.6 to 100 mEq) may be given initially and continued
at a rate of 50 mL (44.6 to 50 mEq) every 5 to 10 minutes if necessary
(as indicated by arterial pH and blood gas monitoring) to reverse
the acidosis. Caution should be observed in emergencies where very
rapid infusion of large quantities of bicarbonate is indicated.
Bicarbonate solutions are hypertonic and may produce an undesirable
rise in plasma sodium concentration in the process. of correcting
the metabolic acidosis. In cardiac arrest, however, the risks from
acidosis exceed those of hypernatremia.
In the current system, if a promising compound can't be patented,
it is highly unlikely ever to make it to market, no matter how
well it performs in the laboratory or in emergency room situations.
The hormone melatonin,[xiv] sold as an inexpensive food supplement
in the United States, has repeatedly been shown to slow the growth
of various cancers when used in conjunction with conventional treatments.
Dr. Paolo Lissoni, another Italian oncologist has written many
articles about this hormone and conducted clinical trials. But
he has despaired over the pharmaceutical industry's total lack
of interest in his treatment approach.
We need a new approach to fight cancer, one that will work safely
and effectively since the majority of us are now destined to have
to suffer through cancer at one point or another in our lives.
The situation in the field of oncology is horrendous and in the
area of childhood oncology they have earned their place in the
book The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, (which one can download
as a free e-book.)
Most people today cringe at the idea of finding a cancer then
slashing, burning and poisoning it to smithereens. Most would agree
that the mainstream cancer approach offers only marginal benefits
at best, and providers push screening and aggressive treatment
in part because they have nothing else to give, and also because
it's very profitable.
If the body's cellular metabolism and pH is balanced it is susceptible
to little illness or disease.
Since 1971, when President Nixon declared war on cancer, the budget
of the National Cancer Institute has increased to $4.8 billion
from half a billion andÂ cancer rates are still going up.
For most of the past half-century, medical treatment of invasive
tumors like those of the breast and colon has relied mainly on
drugs, radiation or both, in effect carpet-bombing the DNA of cancer
cells. These highly toxic treatments do not address the root causes
of cancer and are extremely dangerous, medical approaches involving
the highest risks.
The great variety of cancers must reflect a fundamental mechanism
by which the disease arises, one that has not been so clearly apparent
Though allopathic medicine already uses sodium bicarbonate it
will not any day soon turn to its own arsenal of already available
safe and inexpensive medications like sodium bicarbonate or magnesium
chloride. The medical industrial complex seems unwilling to change
its views on cancer so patients will need to quietly ask their
doctors for intravenous bicarbonate without specifying it as a
substance they want to use to cure their cancer. It will be easier
to find someone if one approaches with a need to treat acidic conditions
than the actual cancer. Few doctors are willing to risk their licenses
so it is better not to put them in an uncomfortable situation that
they cannot control.
The closer the pH is to 7.35 - 7.45, the higher our level of health
and well being and our ability to resist states of disease.
Sadly this does not address the need for the use of catheters
which target tumors more directly thus pushing us toward a more
complete protocol that will target cancer in a more general and
comprehensive way. This needs to be done anyway because killing
the tumor with a rush of alkalinity that provokes an oxygen rush
into the cells will not prevent the condition from reoccurring.
Though we can think that acidity is a basic cause of cancer a more
basic cause is addressed when we look at what leads to the acidic
conditions that are so prevalent in our bodies today.
Sodium bicarbonate is an anti-fungin substance that is very diffusible
and thus very effective.
Dr Tullio Simoncini says, iIt is useful to consider the extreme
sensitivity of fungi to saline and electrolytic solutions. These
solutions, because of their extreme capacity for diffusion, are
able to reach all the myceliar biological expressions, including
the most infinitesimal ones. Salts and bicarbonates, by making
the terrain completely inorganic, eliminates the slightest organic
fonts that fungi could use for nourishment. In this context, sodium
bicarbonate, which is currently used in children's oral candidoses,
appears to be a simple and handy weapon capable of uprooting, inhibiting,
or attenuating any neoplastic formation wherever it is possible
to easily apply it.
Cancer is actually a four-letter word ACID, especially lactic
acid as a waste product due to the low oxygen level and waste products
of yeast and fungus.
For centuries, medicated baths have been one of the first lines
of treatment for psoriasis. Even today, with sophisticated immunosuppressive
treatments available, Dead Sea salts and spa waters are recognized
to be beneficial in the management of psoriatic patients.
To assess statistically the efficacy of sodium bicarbonate baths
in psoriasis patients, thirty-one patients with mild-moderate psoriasis
were studied. Almost all patients who used NaHCO3- reported a statistically
valuable improvement. NaHCO3- baths reduced itchiness and irritation;
in general, the patients themselves recognized a beneficial impact
on their psoriasis, so much so that they have continued to bathe
in NaHCO3- even after the end of the study. [xv]
Sodium bicarbonate therapy is harmless, fast and effective because
it is extremely diffusible. A therapy with bicarbonate for cancer
should be set up with strong dosage, continuously, and with pauseless
cycles in a destruction work which should proceed from the beginning
to the end without interruption for at least 7-8 days. In general
a mass of 2-3-4 centimetres will begin to consistently regress
from the third to the fourth day, and collapses from the fourth
to the fifth. Generally speaking, the maximum limit of the dosage
that can be administered in a session gravitates around 500 cc
of sodium bicarbonate at five per cent solution, with the possibility
of increasing or decreasing the dosage by 20 per cent in function
of the body mass of the individual to be treated and in the presence
of multiple localisations upon which to apportion a greater quantity
of salts, instructs Dr Simoncini.
In the early stages of acidic pH in the body's tissues, the warning
symptoms are mild. These include such things as skin eruptions,
headaches, allergies, colds, flu and sinus problems. These symptoms
are frequently treated (manipulated) with antibiotic drugs and
suppressive medications. The longer and the deeper we become acidic
the more our illness takes hold so it's best to fight acidic conditions
early on and in every presenting clinical situation. Certainly
a highly toxic drug like anti viral Tamiflu won't do a fraction
of the job sodium bicarbonate will do especially if it's combined
with magnesium chloride and iodine as well as high levels of vitamin
SIDE-EFFECTS of bicarbonate therapy
The side effects of the bicarbonate therapy are very few. Some
people feel a bit thirsty and suffer from a temporary tiredness.
I believe that we cannot administer full dosage for cancer patients
with severe heart, renal, and hepatic problems. In any case, however,
it is best to try to reach the maximum tolerable quantity, as a
dosage that is too low or too thinly distributed over time cannot
be effective in depth.
In some patients, although not afflicted by other pathological
conditions other than a tumor, if there are many masses or the
masses have large dimensions we have sometimes observed a remarkable
increase in the temperature up to 39 degrees centigrade in the
first days of therapy with bicarbonate. This is the effect of the
brutal lysis of the colonies, which in some cases is even responsible
for the high amylaceous contents and for transitory renal insufficiency
sometimes associated with a bladder urinary block which can be
solved through catheterization. Hypertension or hypotension events
as well as episodes of relapsing cephalea complete the picture
of side effects which, it is wise to emphasize, are rare and brief,
that is, without negative after effects.
The therapy that is most indicated to counter all the instances
described above is the fast intravenous infusion (about one hour)
of glucose phlebos at 5% or 10 % solution with the addition of
potassium chloride, and physiological solutions that are capable
of complete resolution generally without the utilization of any
symptomatic drug by helping the drains to bring the circulating
catabolites back to the standard value.
Tullio Simoncini is a roman doctor specialising in oncology, diabetology
and in metabolic disorders.