3/02/2017

Acidity and Alkalinity

There is plenty of research showing that cancer thrives in an acidic environment, and doesn’t do well in a more alkaline environment. Cancer cells produce lactic acid as a byproduct of fermentation, which makes them highly acidic. Thus, making the body more alkaline would be of benefit in fighting cancer.
Acidity and Alkalinity Food Chart
Alkaline Food Chart

Unfortunately...
The majority of the foods and drinks we consume are acidic, with colas and other soft drinks being highly acidic. So unless you are eating a special diet, your body is way too acidic. And is a very good environment for cancer to thrive in.

According to Keiichi Morishita in his book, Hidden Truth of Cancer, if blood starts to become acidic, then the body deposits the excess acidic substances in cells so that the blood will be able to maintain a slightly alkaline condition. This causes those cells to become more acidic and toxic, and causes a decrease in their oxygen levels.

Over time, he theorizes, these cells increase in acidity and some die. These dead cells themselves turn into acids. However, some of these acidified cells may adapt in that environment. In other words, instead of dying - as normal cells do in an acid environment - some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells. These abnormal cells are called malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond with brain function nor with our own DNA memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer.

As you can see, what he seems to be describing, though from a different point of view, is the process by which low oxygen levels turns some cells cancerous. It is interesting to note the connections here. Alkaline water (including the water in cells) can hold a lot of oxygen. Acidic water (or cells) can hold very little oxygen. So the more acidic your cells are, the less oxygenated they will be. And the process of producing energy through fermentation, which cancer cells use, produces lactic acid, further increasing the acidity of the cells.

Sang Whang, in his book Reverse Aging, points out that toxins are acidic. If the blood is already too acidic, the body must take the toxins out of the blood and deposit them in cells, to keep the blood the right pH. And it cannot release toxins into the blood to detoxify the cells, when the blood is too acidic. All of which helps to cause acidic, poorly oxygenated cells which may, at some point, from excess acidity and lack of oxygen, turn cancerous.

By the way, it is not easy to get additional oxygen into cells. Most approaches don’t work well. Breathing oxygen is still limited by the amount of hemoglobin and acidity. And Dr. Whittaker points out, quite rightly, that liquid oxygen supplements can’t get oxygen into the cells. He explains that a delivery mechanism is needed to get the oxygen into the cells. And though the typical oxygen supplement gets oxygen into the stomach or the blood, that doesn’t mean it gets into the cells.

Boosting the Immune System to Better Fight Cancer

The other aspect of dealing with cancer is supporting the immune system. After all, for most of your life the immune system has successfully dealt with cancer cells. Usually it becomes worn out and ineffective and unable to deal with the cancer cells before cancer takes hold and thrives.

So it may be quite important to strengthen the immune system so that it can better fight cancer. Especially if you are getting medical treatments that wipe out the immune system, and make the body more acidic to boot.

Some natural supplements are better than others at supporting the immune system and creating health in the body. Any can support the body’s fight against cancer, however the trick is the use the ones that may help the most. And the other concern, if you have cancer, is to take make sure you take enough of them. Generally 5 to 10 times the normal supplemental amounts seem to work best for food based supplements.

Along with boosting the immune system, there are supplements that kill cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct, or helping to shut off blood supply to them. And antioxidants have also been shown to be important for fighting cancer. There is, in fact, a well-established theory that free radicals damage cells and cause them to become cancerous. And it could well be that free radicals damage the mitochondria and contribute to poor oxygenation in cells.

There is another aspect of cancer you can target in a comprehensive program to get rid of cancer. It has to do with enzymes, or rather the lack of them. And we are not referring to respiratory enzymes only.

Low Enzymes Levels in Cancer

Researchers have noted for years a correspondence between low enzyme levels and cancer. In fact enzyme therapy has been used with good results against cancers in Europe, and by some doctors in the United States. Enzymes are the life force in your body. Everything that happens in your body requires enzymes to make it happen.

The reason why metabolic enzyme levels in the become depleted, and what to do about it, is fairly simple. First, the major reason why enzymes get depleted is that we eat mostly processed, irradiated and cooked food. The digestive system was designed to process raw food. Raw food, when it is picked ripe, has enzymes in it that help break down that food in the upper stomach where it sits for 30 to 45 minutes. Predigesting. Using the enzymes in the food to predigest the food. Then it travels on down to the lower stomach where the pancreas excretes mores enzymes and acids to completely break down that food.

When you eat cooked, irradiated and processed foods where the enzymes have been killed, the food does not predigest in the upper stomach. So when it reaches the lower stomach two things happen. The pancreas must make extra enzymes to try and break down the food in the lower stomach. And food often makes its way through the digestive process only partially digested.

The pancreas, after decades of overworking, eventually is no longer able to produce an adequate supply of enzymes. It is responsible for making all the enzymes in the body. Enzymes whose low levels allow cancer to develop. Digestive enzymes have priority over metabolic enzymes.

So as pancreatic production decreases, the metabolic enzymes get shortchanged, and you develop low enzyme levels in your body. In addition, food that is not completely digested all too often makes its way into the bloodstream. It is not in the proper form to be absorbed by the cells. So it is treated as a toxin, and the immune system has to get rid of it. This puts an addition strain on the already overworked immune system, which is trying to deal with all the chemicals and other environmental contaminants entering the body. Further tipping the body in the direction of ill health. Studies have found that the immune system treats the ingestion of cooked animal protein as a highly toxic poison when it gets to the bloodstream, with a huge jump in white blood cells in an attempt to get rid of it as fast as possible. It is not that the animal protein is a poison to us, it is that incompletely digested animal protein is.

What you can do to help remedy this process is twofold. By taking a good quality enzyme supplement with meals, one that has high levels of protease to digest protein, lipase to digest fat, amylase to digest carbohydrates and some of the other food digesting enzymes, you can again start breaking down food in the upper stomach. So that the pancreas doesn’t have to produce extra enzymes to try and digest the food when it reaches the lower stomach. And so the food gets more completely digested.

The second thing you can do is to take these enzymes between meals or on an empty stomach at the end of the day. A stack of research shows that enzymes, when taken in this manner, will go into the bloodstream and clean it up. I have heard of people taking massive amounts of enzymes in this manner when they are on chemotherapy. It kept their blood in excellent shape and reduced symptoms.

Two other things this will do. One is that a good quality enzyme will unstick clumpy red blood cells. Sticky, clumped up red blood cell clusters slow down blood flow, and clog up capillaries. So that cells cannot be oxygenated properly. Which as you have gathered by now, may contribute to cancer.

And even more value in helping to get rid of a cancer tumor, is this. From what I have read, cancer tumors produce a thick fibrin protein to help protect themselves from the immune system. It also helps to stick the cancer tumor to wherever it is. Use of digestive enzymes between meals and on an empty stomach can get them into the body where they may be able to digest and dissolve the fibrin coating. Large amounts of enzymes would need to be taken and they would need to be enzymes high in protease to break down the protein.

In addition, digestive enzymes will help you digest protein better, which could help in surviving cancer as one of the causes of death in cancer is starvation when the body inhibits protein synthesis in a futile attempt to deal with terminal cancer. The better you digest your protein, the more that can be used.

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