Acid or Alkaline Internal Environment?
All of my reading tells me that cancer thrives in an acid environment. It also tells me that cancer cannot thrive in a well oxygenated cellular environment. There is a nice article on this subject at www.hacres.com called “Acid or Alkaline? Your Life Hangs In the Balance”. In it, Rev Malkmus explains that our body “works” to keep our blood pH in the ideal 7.35 or slightly alkaline. ( pH is the measure for acidity (below 7 pH (7 being neutral) or alkalinity (above 7) He explains that death occurs if blood pH drops below 7.0 primarily from lack of oxygen. Physical breakdown, Malkmus says, also occurs if blood pH becomes overly alkaline–above 7.45. Above 7.8, cells cease functioning and the body begins to die. Fortunately, there are just enough acid burning fruits and vegetables to help us balance.
No wonder our “fearfully and wonderfully made” bodies (Psalm 39:14) constantly battling to maintain a blood pH within the narrow range of 7.35 to 7.45. Of course, what we take into our bodies (food, water, medicines) and what we do to optimize circulation and cellular respiration impacts this battle.
The Standard American Diet including coffee, sugar, refined wheat flour products, animal flesh and dairy, carbonated beverages, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, and nearly every manufactured or processed food is acid and metabolizes in a way that pushes the environment of our cells toward acidity. Our bodies will rob our bones of calcium and other minerals trying to counteract acid metabolizing diets. It’s easy to understand why stomach problems and arthritis and other inflammatory diseases like gout.
Acid reflux and other digestive symptoms are usually the result of eating the SAD diet. As a matter of fact most of the physical problems Americans are treated for can be traced to SAD. A diet consisting of mostly vegetables eliminates the diseases by eliminating the cause.
SAD, a highly acidic diet, creates a hotbed for cancer to develop but the next step is oxygen deprivation and cell fermentation which basically causes healthy cells to deteriorate. Rev Malkmus cites some resources for more information on this process.
Our discussion of Dr. Johanna Budwig’s Protocol in another article on this blog site also speaks to the process of acidity leading to unhealthy cell walls which do not allow oxygen and nutrients to move into our cells nor toxins and wastes (including carbon dioxide) to be thrown off by our cells.
I use special litmus paper I order from www.greensupreme.net to measure saliva and urine pH daily. This is recommended by Bill Henderson www.beating-cancer-gently.com , the dedicated cancer reporter who wrote, Cancer Free which includes the 5 part protocol we followed to beat pancreatic cancer.
Besides adopting a vegan diet and drinking distilled water and herbal teas, I take Barley Power tablets I also get from www.greensupreme.net or call 800.358.0777 to order by phone and receive the cancer patient’s discount. This product is organic product is just good food. It doesn’t claim to be a cure, but it is made from young barley leaves processed at low temperature to preserve enzymes. I think of it as insurance. I have friends who take it for arthritis because alkalinity fights inflammation naturally.
I recommend, again, that you read the Malkmus article at www.hacres.com and that you read the Henderson book, Cancer Free.
I have read classically trained medical practitioners attempt to discount the impact a non acid nutritional program can have on a body’s “biochemistry”. My own experience has been otherwise. I will say that the first few weeks of eating vegan and taking these good supplements brought an interesting reaction. It took some time to adjust because my body “threw off” a lot of toxins and debris for a few weeks. But the energy level and health that followed has remained amazing.
If we know for a fact that cancer thrives in an acidic body environment and the poor oxygenation that accompanies acidity, why wouldn’t we change our diet to make our bodies inhospitable to cancer? Why not take care of our “wonderfully made bodies” and work with our Creator rather than with the enemy of our well being……the energy and healthy feeling is a bonus. It just makes sense to live healthy.
“Healthcare” which is really “sick care” is growing increasingly convoluted as the government and huge pharmaceutical companies converge to control the multi billion dollar “sickness industry”. We are losing control of our “medical care” but we have not lost control of our “wellness care”. We can “choose life” (Deut 30:19) by how we eat, drink, exercise, and pray.