More often than not doctors fail to address the correlation between food and cancer prevention and treatment. Remember your diet can not only cause cancer, but it could also prevent or cure you of cancer.
Meat, dairy, refined sugar, and processed foods are all known to increase one’s risk of cancer, and all of these are considered acid-forming foods. Cancer is a systemic, metabolic disease that forms as a result of nutrient deficiencies, high amounts of toxins, and usually a pH level that’s too low, meaning the body is too acidic. In order to neutralize the constant acid generation, we need to supply our body with more alkaline foods. An alkaline diet may be one’s best defense against cancer. After all alkaline body and cancer don’t go hand in hand.
What’s the relationship between blood pH and cancer?
Our pH is measured on a scale ranging from 0-14 with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. In order to transport oxygen throughout the body, our blood needs to maintain a pH level of approximately 7.35. This is considered as neutral. Even though our bodies store excess alkaline reserves to buffer acids, if you’re eating a conventional diet filled with pesticides and processed foods, your reserve most likely has depleted. In the book Hidden Truth of Cancer, Keiichi Morishita explains that as your blood pH becomes too acidic, your body will move the acidic substances from the blood to your cells, allowing the blood to return to a pH level of 7.35. As a result, these cells will become too acidic and in some cases, die. The cells that survive become abnormal cells that cannot correspond with your brain or DNA memory code typically referred to as “malignant” cells, which will continuously grow. These are cancerous.
While lowering cancer cell pH (increasing acidity) is effective against cancer cell mitosis in the lab, increasing acid levels in the live body of a cancer patient puts stress on normal cells and causes a lot of pain. So the proposed alkaline therapy for people is a “high pH therapy” and has been developed to normalize the intracellular pH of the cancer patient’s body through the elimination of latent acidosis, while increasing the pH of cancer cells to a range above 7.5. According to published research, it is at that pH they revert to a normal cellular apoptosis cycle (programmed cell death).
Ideally, this approach begins with an alkaline diet. There is general agreement amongst natural healers and medical professionals that changing a cancer patient’s diet is extremely helpful when someone is confronted with a cancer diagnosis. The principles of pH therapy are very simple, according to many. The metabolism of cancer cells does have a very narrow pH tolerance for cellular proliferation ( between 6.5 and 7.5). If you can interfere with cancer cell metabolism by either lowering or raising the internal cancer cell pH, you can theoretically stop cancer progression. Regardless of whether or not you actually have cancer, an alkaline diet is optimal for your bodily health. In general, the 80/20 rule is believed to be ideal: 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic.
Here’s how an alkaline diet looks like. As explained by the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, foods can be categorized as either alkaline or acidic according to their “potential renal acid loads” (PRALs). For example, fruits, vegetables, juices, and other alkaline rich foods have negative PRALs; however, grains, meats, dairy products, fish, and other acidic foods have higher PRALs. To maintain ideal pH, your diet should be comprised of organic leafy greens, herbs and spices, root vegetables, onions, garlic, leek and chives, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages, beans, lentils, peas, and nuts and seeds, combined with minimal gluten-free grains such as rice.
How can you improve your alkalinity?
- Check your pH regularly
- Drink more water (alkaline water, if possible)
- Remove acidic foods
- Convert to a vegan or more plant-based diet
- Replace a traditional lunch with a large green salad
- Use lettuce leaves and collard greens as wraps
- Don’t consume processed foods
- Eliminate soda, sugars, and coffee, and replace them with herbal tea, herbal coffee, and green drinks
- Replace dairy milk with non-dairy milks such as coconut, hemp, or almond milk
- Add green juices and smoothies to your diet
Don’t believe us try and find for yourself. Remember alkaline body and cancer won’t go hand in hand so it’s always better to have an alkaline and healthy body.
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