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CAM & Life Style >  Acid/Alkaline Diet?

Last update: 04/10/2014
 



Acid/Alkaline Diet? - Experts comment:

While tumors appear to develop acidic pH, we have not yet found any clinical data supporting claims that diet can change the pH balance in the microenvironment of tumors, or, if it could, that doing so would have a clinical effect on the disease. 

"The unsubstantiated theory is based on lab studies that suggest cancer cells thrive in an acidic (low pH) environment, but cannot survive in alkaline (high pH) surroundings.

... While these findings are accurate, they apply only to cells in an isolated lab setting. Altering the cell environment of the human body to create a less-acidic, less-cancer-friendly environment is virtually impossible."

Source: aicr.org

"The bottom line is that the mechanisms controlling the pH of your blood are incredibly robust and tightly regulated." 

... In fact, if a patient receives an intravenous bicarbonate infusion to alkalinize the urine, blood pH will change little, unless you infuse a dangerously high amount."

Source: Respectful Insolence

 

Resources:

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Cesium Chloride (high pH therapy) for cancer?
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Cancer and Acid-Base Balance: Busting the Myth aicr.org
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Acid Base Balance nda.ox.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Drage & Dr Douglas Wilkinson,Oxford, England 
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Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease? -  Gabe Mirkin, M.D. quackwatch.org
TOPIC SEARCH: Acidity and tumor growth: PubMed
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Diet and PH scienceblogs.com/insolence/2006

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