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Bicarbonate Maple Cancer Treatment 
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD Director International Medical Veritas Association
Tonight we are going back to medical basics with the application of the least expensive, safest and perhaps most effective cancer medicine there is. Sodium bicarbonate has been on many cancer patients' minds this past year. It has not been easy though to get to Rome or even contact Dr. Tullio Simoncini for treatment. And doctors willing to give bicarbonate IVs are not on every corner so it"s been somewhat frustrating to have something so simple and effective remain elusive. If doctors doing such treatments want to be listed by the IMVA for referral please contact us.
Though we have known that oral intake of sodium bicarbonate will have the 'Simoncini" effect on oral, esophagus and stomach cancer we have not focused at all on the systemic effect of bicarbonate taken orally. Every cancer patient and every health care practitioner should know that oral intake of sodium bicarbonate offers an instant and strong shift of blood pH into the alkaline. So strong is the effect that athletes can notice the difference in their breathing as more oxygen is carried throughout the system and as more acids are neutralized.i[i] The difference can be stunning for those whose respiration is labored under intense exercise loading.ii[ii] This tells us to take very seriously the oral use of bicarbonate for cancer treatment no matter what other treatment is used.
This diagram shows the diffusion directions for H+, CO2, and O2 between the blood and the muscle cells during exercise. The resulting concentration changes affect the buffer equilibria, shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram (yellow). If the amounts of H+ and CO2 exceed the capacity of hemoglobin, they affect the carbonic acid equilibrium, as predicted by Le Ch‚telier's Principle or the quantitative treatment in terms of equilibrium constants. As a result, the pH of the blood is lowered, causing acidosis. The lungs and kidneys respond to pH changes by removing CO2, HCO3-, and H+ from the blood.
When one reads my thesis on different medicinal substances one has to always remember that I am a protocol man who does not support single shot cures for anything. With the publication of todayís chapter on sodium bicarbonate it slips securely into the number three spot right behind magnesium chloride and iodine. Each of these three substances effects directly onto basic human physiology in a way most pharmaceutical drugs do not. When used together we have a super threesome that will inexpensively go far to resolving many of the physical and even some of the emotional problems we and our children face. And if you have not made the connection please note that all three of these substances are used in emergency rooms and intensive care wards and they do commonly save lives every day with their inherent healing powers. See my chapter on emergency room medicine and cancer treatment.
All cancer sufferers and in fact every chronic disease patient should hold clearly in mind that 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, bio-chemically speaking, is slow and cool.
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 following chapter comes after 100 pages of text in the Yeast and Fungi Invaders section of the Winning the War on Cancer book. Please note that sodium bicarbonate taken in water alone will have a powerful effect on entire body physiology because of the instant shift into alkaline pH levels. Bicarbonate can be taken frequently throughout the day with half teaspoons amounts though for long term use lower doses are safer. For cancer patients initial use should be heavy and frequent to force a greater shift because smaller pH shifts can actually stimulate cancer growth.
Common sense knowledge speaks loudly about cancer and Candida patients avoiding glucose. This is similar to the common sense of pilots who know to pull back on the stick to pull out of a dive. That works until you approach the speed of sound and at that point all the pulling in the world will not work. You have to push the stick forward and do what instincts scream not to do. Several died trying until Chuck Yeager pushed that stick forward and became the first man to break the speed of sound.
The bicarbonate maple syrup (Molasses as an alternative to maple syrup detailed later in this article ) cancer treatment focuses on delivering natural chemotherapy in a way that effectively kills cancer cells but significantly reduces the brutal side effects experienced with most standard chemotherapy treatments. In fact so great is the reduction that the dangers are brought down to zero. Costs, which are a factor for the majority of people, of this particular treatment are nil. Though this cancer treatment is very inexpensive, do not assume it is not effective. The bicarbonate maple syrup cancer treatment is a very significant cancer treatment every cancer patient should be familiar with and it can easily be combined with other safe and effective natural treatments.
This cancer treatment is similar in principle to Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). IPT treatment consists of giving doses of insulin to a fasting patient sufficient to lower blood sugar into the 50 mg/dl. In a normal person, when you take in sugar the insulin levels go up to meet the need of getting that sugar into the cells. In IPT they are artificially injecting insulin to deplete the blood of all sugar then injecting the lower doses of toxic chemo drugs when the blood sugar is driven down to the lowest possible value. During the low peak, it is said that the receptors are more sensitive and take on medications more rapidly and in higher amounts.
The bicarbonate maple syrup treatment works in reverse to IPT. Dr. Tullio Simoncini acknowledges that cancer cells gobbles up sugar so when you encourage the intake of sugar itís like sending in a Trojan horse. The sugar is not going to end up encouraging the further growth of the cancer colonies because the baking soda is going to kill the cells before they have a chance to grow. Instead of artificially manipulating insulin and thus forcefully driving down blood sugar levels to then inject toxic chemo agents we combine the sugar with the bicarbonate and present it to the cancer cells, which at first are going to love the present. But not for long!
This treatment is a combination of pure, 100% maple syrup and baking soda and was first reported on the Cancer Tutor site. When mixed and heated together, the maple syrup and baking soda bind together. The maple syrup targets cancer cells (which consume 15 times more glucose than normal cells) and the baking soda, which is dragged into the cancer cell by the maple syrup, being very alkaline forces a rapid shift in pH killing the cell. The actual formula is to mix one part baking soda with three parts (pure, 100%) maple syrup in a small saucepan. Stir briskly and heat the mixture for 5 minutes. Take 1 teaspoon daily, is what is suggested by Cancer Tutor but one could probably do this several times a day.
"There is not a tumor on Godís green earth that cannot be licked with a little baking soda and maple syrup." That is the astonishing claim of controversial folk healer Jim Kelmun who says that this simple home remedy can stop and reverse the deadly growth of cancers. His loyal patients swear by the man they fondly call Dr. Jim and say he is a miracle worker. "Dr. Jim cured me of lung cancer," said farmer Ian Roadhouse. "Those other doctors told me that I was a goner and had less then six months to live. But the doc put me on his mixture and in a couple of months the cancer was gone. It did not even show up on the x-rays."
Dr. Jim discovered this treatment accidentally somewhere in the middle of the last century when he was treating a family plagued by breast cancer. There were five sisters in the family and four of them had died of breast cancer. He asked the remaining sister if there was anything different in her diet and she told him that she was partial to sipping maple syrup and baking soda. Since then, reported by a newspaper in Ashville, North Carolina, Dr. Jim dispensed this remedy to over 200 people diagnosed with terminal cancer and amazingly he claims of that number 185 lived at least 15 more years and nearly half enjoyed a complete remission of their disease. When combined with other safe and effective treatments like transdermal magnesium therapy, iodine, vitamin C, probiotics and other items like plenty of good sun exposure, pure water and clay treatments we should expect even higher remission rates.
It is very important not to use baking soda which has had aluminum added to it. The Cancer Tutor site reports that Arm and Hammer does have aluminum but the company insists that is not true. One can buy a product which specifically states it does not include aluminum or other chemicals. (e.g. Bob's Red Mill, Aluminum-Free, Baking Soda). Sodium bicarbonate is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when it comes to cancer tissues. Itís 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. Studies have already shown how manipulation of tumor pH with sodium bicarbonate enhances some forms of chemotherapy.iii[iii]
"The therapeutic treatment of bicarbonate salts can be administered orally, through aerosol, intravenously and through catheter for direct targeting of tumors," says oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini. "Sodium bicarbonate administered orally, via aerosol or intravenously can achieve positive results only in some tumors, while others - such as the serious ones of the brain or the bones - remain unaffected by the treatment."
The maple syrup apparently enables and increases penetration of bicarbonate into all compartments of body, even those which are difficult or impossible to penetrate by other means. These compartments include the central nervous system (CNS), through the blood-brain barrier, joints, solid tumors, and perhaps even the eyes. IPT makes cell membranes more permeable, and increases uptake of drugs into cells. The maple syrup will make tissues more permeable, too. It will transport the bicarbonate across the blood-brain barrier and every other barrier in the body for sugar is universally needed by all cells in the body. The essence of IPT is that it allows cancer drugs to be given in a smaller dose, far less toxic to normal cells, while building up lethally toxic concentrations in cancer cells. Both IPT and bicarbonate maple syrup treatments use the rabid growth mechanisms of the cancer cell against them.
Dr. Jim did not have contact with Dr. Simoncini and did not know that he is the only oncologist in the world who would sustain the combining of sugar with bicarbonate. Dr. Simoncini always directs his patients to dramatically increase sugar intake with his treatments but has never thought to mix the two directly by cooking them together. Because his treatments depend on interventionist radiologists who insert catheters to direct the bicarbonate as close to the affected area as possible, or physicians willing to do expensive intravenous treatments, I pushed bicarbonate up into the number six slot in the IMVA cancer protocol. With the discovery of Dr. Jimís work bicarbonate comes back into our number three spot right behind magnesium chloride and iodine.
That number three slot for a brief time was held by hemp oil containing THC. The great advantage that maple syrup and bicarbonate treatment has over this type hemp oil is that it is legal thus easily obtainable. The two together, backed by a solid protocol of other nutritional substances makes winning the war on cancer almost a certainty. When using these substances it is safer to change oneís vocabulary and not say one is treating and curing cancer. Far better to conceptualize that one is treating the infectious aspect of cancer, the fungus and yeast colonies and the yeast like bacteria that are the cause of TB.
Dr. Simoncini says that, "In some cases, the aggressive power of fungi is so great as to allow it, with only a cellular ring made up of three units, to tighten in its grip, capture and kill its prey in a short time notwithstanding the prey's desperate struggling. Fungus, which is the most powerful and the most organized micro-organism known, seems to be an extremely logical candidate as a cause of neoplastic proliferation."
The pH of the blood is the most important factor to determine the state of the microorganisms in the blood.
"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 pause less 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 centimeters will begin to consistently regress from the third to the fourth day, and collapses from the fourth to the fifth," says Dr Simoncini.
There are many ways to use sodium bicarbonate and it is a universal drug like iodine and magnesium chloride. Raising pH increases the immune system's ability to kill bacteria, concludes a study conducted at The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London. Viruses and bacteria that cause bronchitis and colds thrive in an acidic environment. To fight a respiratory infection and dampen symptoms such as a runny nose and sore throat, taking an alkalizing mixture of sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate will certainly help.
The apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda taken 2 times or more a day is another treatment as is lemon and baking soda, or lime and baking soda formulas. Perhaps honey could be substituted for maple syrup for those who live in parts of the world where maple syrup is not available but to my knowledge no one has experimented with this.
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD Director International Medical Veritas Association

(November 2008) Update Concerning the use of Sodium Bicarbonate in the Treatment of Cancer  Oral Bicarbonate options  

Extracted from the Book Sodium Bicarbonate-Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment Mark Sircus Ac.,OMD Director International Medical Veritas Association. Go to the site to download and purchase this very important book of 275 pages. It is the first medical review of the subject and goes deeply into bicarbonate physiology and reviews its use for many health conditions. The information in this book is absolutely essential for all of us. It also, as you will see below, is a bomb that is going to explode with force in the halls of modern oncology. I would not want to be an oncologist knowing what is exposed below.
The great question when considering the oral intake of bicarbonate is whether or not to take it with maple syrup, molasses, honey or even with lemon. (My personal choice would be with Molasses, as you can see from the book  Crude Black Molasses by Cyril Scott that Molasses used as a sole therapeutic agent has been successful with some individuals in resolving their tumours. We also know that molasses has such a concentration of all the minerals and trace elements, that it will provide a broad-spectrum mineral/alkalising support to work well with the sodium rich bicarbonate ed.)
Bill Henderson author of cancer free, Your Guide to Gentle, Non Toxic Healing mixes 3 parts grade 3 maple syrup with one part baking soda and heats the mixture for a couple of minutes on the stove. As soon as the baking soda foams up, he takes it off. He keeps it in the fridge and twice a day stirs it up (it settles) and eats one teaspoon.
There follows an extract for the same chapter giving an example of how Sodium bicarbonate can be combined with molasses in the treatment of Bone cancer. As Bicarbonate is not specific to any particular cancer and as bone cancer is usually regarded as the most difficult, serious and usually end stage cancer it is a good example....          
For Bone Cancer
(Note some of this text has been edited for space and clarity)
"My first PSA test registered 22.3 and my doctors made appointments for a biopsy. The biopsy report indicated that I did indeed have prostrate cancer. This called for the next step-a bone scan. The report from this scan as well as a pelvic Cat scan is where the doctors decided I was afflicted with aggressive prostrate cancer dated March 17, 2008 reviewed CT and Bone scan. Bone scan showed metastatic  disease at R sacrum and L illiac wing" So they patted me on the back and told me I had aggressive prostate cancer that had spread to the bone.
A second opinion from another oncologist gave me this report " Ancillary studies: these are largely mentioned in the history of the present illness. The pathology confirms the presence of Prostate carcinoma of high grade. The T stage three, but without obvious invasion into the seminal vesicles on CT scan. The radionuclide bone scan and plain films confirm the presence of skeletal metastasis, in the sacrum and left illium. In addition, on review of the CT scan of the pelvis, a number of other small sclerotic lesions are noted within the pelvis. Pre-treatment PSA was 22 but decreased to 5.88 after institution of finasteride and Casodex.
He went on to discuss probable and improbable treatments. What he basically said is that there are none. In fact he even mentioned he found even more spots that the first team of doctors missed. I was becoming used to the fact that I was a walking dead man. I was anxious to try Caesium chloride treatments but my order got lost in the mail. That is when I decided to do baking soda therapy except that I decided to add blackstrap molasses as the carrier. I started 2nd June 2008 and quit 12th June 2008. I quit because I was scheduled for another bone scan on 13th June 2008.
On the way to this test I was hoping for hope. I don't know why I was hoping, because all my research indicated that once cancer got into the bones you are toast. Anyway I got bone scanned and waited for the report. The report arrived in the mail a few days later. I was nervous and did not want to open it. As a matter of fact I am crying right now just thinking about it. I finally opened it to these words:
"No convincing evidence of an osseous metastatic process"
I bawled like a baby
Two days later I got another report in the mail about my blood tests: PSA is now 0.1...that is zero point one!
My son, by turning me on to adjusting the bodies pH from acidic to alkaline as a possible way to create some hope, was a good hit. Arm and Hammer to the rescue!
I am sure many people are interested to know what proportions of baking soda to molasses I used. I started out with one teaspoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of black strap molasses to one cup of water. Not warmed or heated water, just room temperature. (I see no reason not to dissolve the molasses first in hot water then add the bicarb ed) Next day same thing, Third day-same thing, Forth day-same thing I am feeling fine and decide to up the dose.
On the fifth day I started taking the solution twice a day. I also started taking better notes and finally got some pH papers and sticks so I could measure my pH. My goal was to get to 8.0 or 8.5 pH and hold it for 4 or 5 days. I read that cancer cells become dormant at pH 7 and kills them dead at pH 8.0 and 8.5  (note both saliva and urine pH must be taken into consideration as saliva pH can at times completely fail to reflect blood pH ed.) That was my goal. To kill them dead and hoping the bone cancer was a willing victim.
My pH measured 7.0 on the 4th day when I did a saliva pH and 7.5 when I did a urine test.
Day 6 - still 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of molasses and 1 cup of water twice a day. (No mention in the article of when he upped from one to two teaspoons Bicarb per dose, but the essential thing to consider is that this became his regular dose, and the reason for starting low and building up was a confidence building exercise, one could always start at 2 teaspoons baking soda per dose ed.) The pH measured 7.25. Am I getting symptoms ?, yes I am feeling a little nausea. Not much, but a little queasy. My stool has a yellowish tinge.
Day 7 First dose was 3 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon Molasses. Got a little nervous so second dose was back to 2 teaspoons baking soda.
Day 8 Two teaspoons baking soda with 2 teaspoons molasses three times over day-I want to get the ph up
Day 9 a little diarrhoea, but not much, I am feeling a little weak, but again not much, Later as I thought back it would have been a good idea to up my potassium intake. Out of 5 ph readings taken over the day 4 were over 8 (7.75 8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 8.5) Felt oxygen euphoria throughout the day. Like my body was breathing pure oxygen.
(Note the more alkaline the tissues the more oxygen seems to act, but high pH such as these cannot be maintained for weeks, as a dangerous state of alkalosis would be reached ed)
Day10. My headache is more persistent and I am having body sweats at night. Again the sweats duplicate caesium symptoms (An extremely alkali mineral salt that has been used in cancer therapy for the same reasons as sodium Bicarbonate ed) I cut back this day to a solution twice a day (2 teaspoons sodium bicarb and 2 teaspoons molasses twice over the day) all 4 pH readings taken over the day are in the mid 8's
Day 11-my last day before I am scheduled for the big test. The body scan, that is, to check on the condition on my bones to see what is going on with the cancer. Dropped back to 1 1/2  teaspoons backing soda and molasses twice today  to see if it would control my headache...more diarrhoea with slight yellow tinge, cutting back because I felt like it, felt I was overloading. I probably would not have dropped back if I was not going to have a body scan tomorrow ph ranged from 8.35 to 7.25 over the day.
General Sodium Bicarbonate Dose Instructions and cautions.
(note completely non-toxic at the doses advised, as the body uses/produces sodium Bicarbonate in its daily activities, but like salt and water too little or too much and eventually we die.)
Sodium Bicarbonate can be used orally in doses of 1/2 a teaspoon in 4 onz. water every two hours for pain relief as well as gastrointestinal upset, not to exceed 7 doses per day. That's basically the receipt on every box of arm and hammer sold in every supermarket in the country.
Here are the exact instructions for use of the oral use from Arm and Hammer baking soda package.
Add half a teaspoon to 1/2 glass (4onz) of water every 2 hours or as directed by a physician. Dissolve completely in water. Accurately measure 1/2 a teaspoon. Do not take more that the following amounts in 24 hours: 7 1/2 teaspoons. Three half teaspoons if you are over 60 years
Do not use the maximum dosage for more than two weeks
pH Papers. These should be for the range covering 5 or 5.5 to 9 and preferably graduated in 1/2 pH divisions of colour recognition. One such company supplies suitable papers is
After treatment.
Once you have undertaken a course of intensive Bicarb treatment a good example being the above one. It is sensible to keep an eye on ones pH. It is probalby a very good practice too keep taking molasses on its own twice a day on a more or less permanent basis to keep up the alkaline minerals in the body, and if pH slips too low i.e below 6.5 on a consistent basis (urine)  introduce some bicarb again e.g. one teaspoon daily until pH comes up.
Although there is no controversy to the virtue of raising pH for a week or two into the 8's in dealing with a serious-life threatening condition, regular long term pH levels are a matter of controversy and also not at all straight forward to understand, as there are compensatory mechanisms that can lead to eg saliva pH sowing as highly alkaline, when in fact the blood is not. Generally pH readings are more acid first thing in the day. One expert in studying pH and Health is Dr. Reams. Perhaps surprisingly he recommends that the most  healthy pH to aim for, for the urine and Saliva (saliva tests must only be done when there is no trace of food or drink in the mouth and some time after eating) is 6.5, whereas the popular health advice is around 7. I have known of chronically sick people that have a saliva pH of  around 7.5.  
It does seem that the general agreement is that both saliva and urine pH should be ideally be the same. Personally I have not yet come to a definite conclusion on this. Dr Reams has detailed knowledge, of the body's bio-chemistry and states that the saliva and urine pH is not the same as blood pH and everyone agrees blood pH should be in the narrow region of around 7.35. 
Clinical research by Dr M T Morter (Arkansas, USA) has shown that if the anabolic urinary and salivary pH (measured immediately upon awakening) is below 6.8, we can be relatively certain that digestive support must be provided. Controlled clinical studies by Dr Paul Yanick (Pasadena, USA) have confirmed Dr Morter's findings and recorded that intracellular assimilation of nutrients is significantly decreased when the anabolic pH is below 6.8.
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