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CAM & Life Style >  Acid/Alkaline Diet?

Last update: 11/17/2018

Acid/Alkaline Diet for Cancer?

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 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


TOPIC SEARCH: Acidity and tumor growth: PubMed
Acid-Base Balance Anatomy and Physiology

"The buffer systems in the human body are extremely efficient, and different systems work at different rates. It takes only seconds for the chemical buffers in the blood to make adjustments to pH. The respiratory tract can adjust the blood pH upward in minutes by exhaling CO2 from the body. "
Acid/Alkaline Theory of Disease? -  Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

"All foods that leave your stomach are acidic. Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. So no matter what you eat, the food in stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.

Dietary modification cannot change the acidity of any part of your body except your urine. Your bloodstream and organs control acidity in a very narrow range. Anything that changed acidity in your body would make you very sick and could even kill you. Promoters of these products claim that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment and that is true, but neither can any of the other cells in your body
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