Can Baking Soda Help Stop Cancer?

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Essential # 1: Let Food Be Your Medicine | May, 30 2023

Can Baking Soda Help Stop Cancer?

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Please note: Baking soda could be ONE of the myriad therapies you use to heal cancer. Do not try anything new until talking to your medical team because unmonitored use of baking soda therapy can lead to health issues.

Using baking soda isn’t just an excellent and natural way to clean floors, freshen breath, and deodorize stinky feet—it may help heal breast cancer. Your body (the human internal ecosystem) is stabilized by several different buffering systems that keep your body functioning at a high level for as long as possible. The pH system (an acid-base balance) is a critical one to monitor, especially for those on a healing journey. Your pH should be between 7.35 to 7.45 to maintain homeostasis (equilibrium) and optimal cellular health. When your body drops below 7.35, your gut health-immune system is weakened. This creates the perfect environment for bacteria, illnesses, mold, and viruses to grow. Therefore, maintaining an alkaline pH balance through proper diet and lifestyle is one of the most critical tools for optimizing your health.

Research has shown that the body’s cancerous (including breast cancer) regions have a significantly lower pH than surrounding tissue.


This 2021 study found that “controlling or maintaining unfavorable exogenous pH levels, such as slightly alkaline pH, for cancer cells in vivo, could retard the growth of cancer cells or potentially treat cancer.”

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can regulate pH as a counterbalance to acid buildup in the body. It has also been found to inhibit spontaneous metastases! Acid is developed and spread via chronic stress, eating processed and toxic foods, using harmful home and beauty products, and so forth.

Baking Soda Detects Breast Cancer Cell Growth

Sodium bicarbonate is a suitable identifier of cancer cell growth (how fascinating!) in early MRI scans. The study found, “Bicarbonate occurs naturally in the body and balances acidity, but cancerous tumors convert this into carbon dioxide. If this change could be tracked, it could detect cancer early and track how far tumors had spread.” 

Professor Kevin Brindle of the UK’s Cambridge Research Institute stated in several studies, “This technique could be used as a highly-sensitive early warning system for the signs of cancer.  By exploiting the body’s natural pH balancing system, we have found a potentially safe way of measuring pH to see what’s going on inside patients.  MRI can pick up on the abnormal pH levels found in cancer and it is possible that this could be used to pinpoint where the disease is present and when it is responding to treatment.” 

What an excellent example of mixing new technology (MRIs) with old-world therapies (baking soda!) To learn about more integrative health practices, specifically for breast cancer THRIVERS, please check out the Survive & Thrive with Conventional Treatments and Natural Medicine online program!

Baking Soda Slows Breast Cancer Growth

Glutamine and glucose (sugar) power up and fuel breast cancer cells. Check out this blog post for a non-sugar-coated deep dive. The byproduct of too much sugar in your body/this biochemical pathway is lactic acid and other acidic metabolites. A high-acid bodily environment also promotes invasive tumor growth in primary and metastatic cancers. However, digesting sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) orally may raise the pH of tumors and reduce the development of spontaneous metastases. To learn more about this concept, please review this study.

Research also shows that tumor acidosis creates chemoresistance to certain chemotherapy drugs, such as Doxorubicin and Paclitaxel.  However, if you had an acidic tumor and chemo is part of your treatment plan, using baking soda could help optimize pH levels and make the treatment more effective. Seaweed, Amygdalin, and Curcumin and a few of the many natural health supplements that can also help chemo and other traditional cancer treatments be more effective. To learn about more ways to optimize your treatments, please talk to a Breast Cancer Conqueror Coach and check out the Survive & Thrive with Conventional Treatments and Natural Medicine online program!

Buyers Guide to Baking Soda & Test Strips

First, I want to clear up an old myth—baking soda does not contain aluminum. However, baking powder (a different product) does contain aluminum.  Therefore, you do not need to buy “aluminum-free” baking soda, but please purchase “aluminum-free” baking powder if you are going to use that for baking. I use brands such as Bod’s Red Mill, Frontier, and other natural companies that procure their sodium bicarbonate directly from the ground in its natural state. 

You can cheaply buy pH test strips on Amazon Prime. Here’s one brand that sells 200 strips for $15. The key to using sodium bicarbonate safely is testing and monitoring both urinary and saliva pH with pH test paper or an electronic tester.

It’s time to create your own science project (with the guidance of your doctor or coach)! Regardless of the strength of the acidity of the tumor, balancing pH and creating a slightly alkaline environment in the body is always helpful to the body’s internal systems. The goal is to get your pH strips to show between 7.0-8.0. If you are over 8.0, please stop using baking soda immediately until the pH lowers.

As with every type of diet and medical treatment, there are consequences to the unregulated usage of baking soda. Adverse side effects could lead to alkalosis, kidney problems, lowered stomach pH levels, etc. Always be responsible with your usage and monitoring. Make sure you take the time to monitor your pH levels throughout the day.  Lastly, always digest baking soda 30 minutes before eating and 2 hours after a meal to avoid digestive problems.

Dr. Simoncini

“The fundamental reason and the motives that suggest a therapy with sodium bicarbonate against tumors is that, although with the concurrence of a myriad of variable noncausal factors – the development and the local and remote proliferation of these tumors have a cause that is exclusively fungi.” Fungi can quickly mutate their genetic structure, and sodium bicarbonate is the most useful remedy.

Dr. Tullio Simoncini is an Italian doctor specializing in oncology, diabetology, and in metabolic disorders. He created a breast cancer therapy protocol that can be found on his website.  Ask your integrative Oncologist or Naturopath to see if they are familiar with this type of treatment. 

Baking Soda Recipes

Make life delicious! Here are 4 ways to delightfully consume baking soda!

  1. Banana Bread Cupcakes – make a few batches as these go fast!
  2. Chocolate Zucchini Cake – have your cake and eat it too!
  3. Chocolate Protein Donuts – intentional donuts that love your body!
  4. Morning drink: Pour a large glass of water, squeeze in an organic lemon, and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to alkalize your body. Wait at least 30 minutes before eating to avoid digestive problems.