Anyone heard of baking soda to kill cancer cells?

Hi everyone - I received this email from a friend of mine...I had never heard of this...has anyone else??? Guess it can't hurt at this point!

BAKING SODA KILLS CANCER

I was surprised to learn about an oncologist in Rome Italy, Dr. Tullio Simoncini who is destroying cancer tumors with Baking Soda. According to Dr. Simoncini, Baking Soda is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when it comes to cancer tissues.

Unfortunately like so many other pioneers that have bucked established medicine, Dr. Simoncini has been stopped by the powers of government that take their marching orders from powerful drug companies, lobbies and established medicine.

Baking Soda is an irresistible chemical - like 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. Baking Soda is, for all intent and purposes, an instant killer of tumors.

Tumors that can be reached and irrigated directly with a Baking Soda solution can be fully treated in a matter of days. I have seen videos of tumors taken by Dr. Simoncini before and after treatment. In many cases the tumor is virtually gone in 1-5 days.

Dr. Simoncini says that cancer is caused by fungus or candida. Fungus can only live in an acid environment and it dies instantly when it comes into contact with Baking Soda because of its high alkalinity.

A cancer that is bathed locally and directly, responds immediately to treatment. Treatment consists of Baking Soda administered orally, by aerosol, and IV. After the first treatment a reduction in the fungus and size of the tumor is evident.

If cancer strikes a particular organ or area that can’t be reached, Baking Soda is administered by catheter into an artery that feeds that organ or tissue.

Since it is perhaps impossible to find a doctor that administers Baking Soda, you will have to develop your own program. If the tumor is internal rather that external, you will not be able to irrigate it directly, therefore you will have to depend upon getting the entire body pH high enough to kill the cancer.

At a pH of 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. This has given rise to a variety of treatments based upon increasing the alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the drinking of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation with alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, cesium and rubidium. But no other mineral can compare to the instant alkalinizing power of Baking Soda for safe and effective treatment of cancer.

The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.

Cancer patients typically have a pH ranging between 4.5 and 5.5. This is a full 2-3 points below what is considered normal. Even when pH is this low it generally takes a few years for the body to develop cancer.

There is also danger in getting the body too alkaline, but just like the body can survive for years after being too acid, people have lived for years with their pH being too high. Personally I consider the danger of getting the pH high enough to kill the cancer to be small in comparison with the end result of the cancer or the treatment you may have to suffer through.

What is too high? When the pH drops below 5.0 - 5.5 the body will start producing ammonia, which is extremely alkaline to offset the acid. Older people often have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 as a result of the ammonia they are producing. This condition often continues for a number of years before they finally die. The acrid smell that you experience when walking into an old folks home is the ammonia I am talking about.

Based upon these facts, it seems safe enough to use Baking Soda to get the pH as high as 8.5 long enough to kill the cancer and shrink the tumor. Taking the body pH up to 8.5 is only 1 full point above normal. Keeping it at that level for a short time while the tumors shrink should not pose a big threat.

Being too alkaline for a few days or a few weeks could be a good thing and could serve to neutralize latent acids that have been stored in your body for decades.

The IMVA recommends Baking Soda so that the pH of the blood remains high, which in turn means that the blood is capable of carrying more oxygen. This in turn keeps every cell in the body at peak efficiency and helps the cell eliminate waste products.

Detoxification and chelation will proceed more easily and safely under slightly alkaline conditions. Increased urinary pH reduces oxidative injury in the kidney so it behooves us to work clinically with Baking Soda. Patients receiving Baking Soda achieved urine pHs of 6.5 as opposed to 5.6 with those receiving sodium chloride. This alkalinization is theorized to have a protective effect against the formation of free radicals that may cause nephropathy. _Dr. Michael Metro

Cancer seems to grow slowly in a highly acid environment (because the acids cause it to partially destroy itself) and may actually grow more quickly as your body becomes more alkaline prior to reaching the healthy pH slightly above 7.4 where the cancer becomes dormant. The objective here appears to be getting the pH to 8.5 sufficiently long enough to kill the cancer rather than keeping it dormant. It may take a few weeks to accomplish this, but could happen in as little as 3-5 days. It is dependent upon getting enough Baking Soda throughout the system that the cancer cells are eventually bathed in it.

After the cancer is dead, the ideal pH is 7.4. It is useful to monitor urine pH daily to ensure that the body remains sufficiently alkaline.

We always knew how quickly Baking Soda could neutralize acid, but we wondered about its safety. We have now learned that not only is it effective, but it is safe, quick, precise and inexpensive. Just a few pennies a day will keep cancer at arms length from us.

It is important also to find a good water source. I purify and treat the water I drink with the Athena water machine found at http://ionways.com/abc. I will explain more about water in a future report, but you may want to view the video on this site to get a better understanding of why we need good water to drink. There are three machines listed here. Athena is the one I personally use and recommend. Before you make a decision to purchase any kind of a water purifier, please give me a call, as I have researched and purchased three different machines ranging as high $3800 per unit.

If you buy water, do not drink water from soft plastic jugs you find on the grocery shelf. These jugs leach harmful chemicals into the water and the water source may not be pure to begin with. I once found a grasshopper in a gallon of distilled water.

If you use distilled or reverse osmosis water, all of the minerals have been removed. it is necessary to add Baking Soda to both. I would start with a Tablespoon per gallon. It is also a good idea to add some Magnesium and perhaps some ionic minerals. Drink at least 1/2 ounce of water for each pound of body weight daily. One ounce is even better. This is required in addition to any juices or other liquids you may consume.

You may need to take more baking soda and the way to tell is by testing your urine pH. It is best to take it on an empty stomach or wait at least two hours after eating so as not to neutralize the stomach acid that is designed to digest your food.

I weigh about 170 pounds and I personally used 4-6 tsp. daily while I was detoxifying and for maintenance I regularly use 1-2 tsp. of Baking Soda daily to maintain a proper pH of 7.4.

Test your urine pH first thing in the morning. Normal pH should run 7.4, however you need a Ph of 8.5 for several days or perhaps longer if you want the cancer to die. So until your cancer becomes dormant and starts to shrink, you may want to keep your pH between 8.0 and 8.5 in the beginning.

Once your tumors are gone, reduce your intake of Baking Soda to keep your pH about 7.4 at first morning void.

THE CAUSE OF CANCER

The great advantage of knowing the prime cause of a disease is that it can then be attacked logically and over a broad front. _Dr. Otto Warburg

Cancer management and cancer cure are fundamentally different. In order to cure cancer, you must look at the cause or the root of the cancer. To manage cancer, you can poison it, burn it or cut it out all without knowing anything about its origin.

There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with Cancer no matter what else may be present. Those two factors are Acid pH and Lack of Oxygen. We can manipulate these two factors that always have to be present for Cancer to develop and by doing so the Cancer cannot go on living – it must die.

The obvious question - is it safe? Yes, in fact the same environment that kills cancer is the best environment for growing non-cancerous, healthy cells.

Ph: What does it mean? PH is the abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen or the measurement of hydrogen-ion concentration of any solution. The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid is. The lower the reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The pH scale is from 0 to 14 with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline; anything below 7.0 is acid.

There are two pH readings that we are primarily concerned about; the blood and the urine. We cannot really change the pH of the blood, so our focus is on changing urine pH.

To be considered healthy, human blood must maintain a narrow pH range of 7.365. Any slight variation means disease. If blood pH drops below 6.8 or increases above 7.8, cells stop functioning and the patient dies.

The human body does a miraculous job of keeping blood pH in tolerable limits. As I mentioned, cancer patients can have a urine pH below 5.0 for years and the person goes on living by robbing Sodium from the stomach and Calcium from the bones to neutralize the acid in the blood. This is why old people shrink because their bones are getting smaller.

On the other hand, when the urine pH is too high, the body starts grabbing acid that has been stored in the joints and muscles to neutralize the blood. That’s why we see Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other acid conditions disappear when using Baking Soda in this manner.

Blood pH is difficult to test, but home test kits are available to test urine and saliva pH.

PH litmus paper can be purchased in either strips or rolls. Catch the last drip of the first morning void on a piece of litmus paper and it will change color. Compare that color to the color on the corresponding chart and you will scientifically know the pH of your urine.

Do not hold the litmus paper in the urine stream because the chemicals that cause it to change color will be washed away. The reason for checking the first morning void is because the bodily fluids have time to equalize overnight, which gives you a more accurate test. Do not test the first part of the stream, because that is when most of the sediment gets washed out of the bladder.

The pH number is an exponent number of 10 (the power of 10); therefore, a small difference in pH translates to a BIG difference in the number of oxygen or OH-ions. In other words, blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.3. To see the bigger picture, that number represents only 10.5% of one point increase in pH.

Eastern medicine has worked closely with pH (acid and alkaline) for thousands of years. They refer to it as yin and yang. Although Western science and medicine pretends to be ignorant about the subject, they know more about pH than they are willing to admit. If modern medicine were to focus on correcting pH and nutritional imbalances in the body, there would be no job security for doctors and drug companies due to little need for their services.

As early as 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded a Nobel Prize for his research on cancer. Dr. Warburg’s research states that “cancer cannot live in a pH of 7.0” Another way of making this same statement is, “you can’t get cancer if you keep your pH at 7.0 or slightly above.” Maintaining a proper pH without balanced nutrition is not a guarantee of perfect health, it just means you won’t get cancer! You need good nutrition to produce a healthy body. Report number 3 will talk more about nutrition.

To protect the money they make as a result of people getting cancer, the American Medical Association backed by the pharmaceutical – drug industry boycotted Dr. Warburg from ever coming to this country. They also put a squelch on the media to prevent Dr. Warburg’s work from becoming widely known and because they control what is printed in the medical college textbooks, no mention of Dr. Warburg is found there either.

People are being destroyed for greed and for lack of knowledge. The information in these reports will empower you to take charge of your own destiny with very little cost in doing so.

Common knowledge of pH balancing would put most of the doctors and pharmacies out of business, and since you have probably never heard of Dr. Warburg, you can see that the A.M.A. did a good job of hiding his work. This is a good example of money being more valuable than human life and suffering.

PH is the dividing line between health and disease. Low pH means very little if any oxygen available to the cells.

In the absence of oxygen, glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. This causes the pH of the cell to drop even lower. Urine pH of Terminal Cancer patients almost always runs between 4.0 and 5.5. When the cancer goes into metastases the pH drops even lower. Your body simply cannot fight disease if your body pH is not properly balanced.

There are entire books devoted to the subject of pH. One such book written by Theodore Baroody is Alkalize Or Die. That is what we are talking about here. It is really that important!

Cancer loves acid. Cancer needs an acid / low oxygen environment to survive and flourish. Terminal Cancer patients are about 1000 times more acidic than they should be. This equates to dangerously low amounts of oxygen at the cellular level. One point of decrease in pH equals a decrease in oxygen to the tenth power.

Dr. Otto Warburg, two times Nobel Prize winner, stated in his book, The Metabolism of Tumors, that the primary cause of cancer was the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory cell chemistry by the fermentation of sugar. The growth of cancer cells is initiated by a fermentation process, which can be triggered only in the absence of oxygen at the cell level.

What Warburg was describing was a classic picture of acidic conditions. Just like overworked muscle cells manufacture lactic acid by-products as waste, cancerous cells spill lactic acid and other acidic compounds causing acid pH.

Cancer tissues have a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, etc. than do healthy tissues.

In 1973, a study conducted by the Department of Occupational Health at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, found that when cancerous breast tissue is compared with non-cancerous tissue from elsewhere in the same woman's body, the concentration of toxic chemicals such as DDT and PCBs was "much increased in the malignant tissue compared to the normal breast and adjacent adipose tissue." This should say something to the oncologists of the world about chemical etiologies that are going undiagnosed and untreated.

Shortly after Dr. Warburg's Nobel Prize, Dr. Enderlein from Germany was commissioned by Adolph Hitler to keep the animals at the Berlin Zoo healthy. For many years, Dr. Enderlein took blood and tissue samples from healthy, sick, dead and dying animals. Thousands of tests were performed on these samples and the simple yet amazing discovery was that each group of animals had a different pH range. So we have two German scientists that conclusively linked pH with health and disease and each set up a comparison to indicate what constitutes a healthy pH.

This is a fascinating story with lots of interesting details, which are obviously too exhaustive for this short report. I will say however, that Dr. Enderlein discovered a microscopic living organism that is present in every cell of the body, which he named Mucor Racemos Frescens. This organism is resistant to the highest heat and the coldest cold and to every drug, chemical and acid known to man. It is virtually indestructible.

This organism mutates and takes on different life forms depending upon the pH of the cell it is living in. When pH is a normal 7.0, this organism creates vitamins and health giving substances for the body. As the pH turns acidic, it mutates and starts killing the cell. When the body dies, this same organism is what decomposes the body and turns it back to dirt.

For a short time the work of Dr. Enderlein was found in American medical textbooks, but it has since been removed, so although pH was taught in medicine for many decades, it has never been practiced.

The same testing that Dr. Enderlein did on animals was conducted decades later on humans at the federally owned Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Again using thousands of samples and much more sophisticated, state of the art equipment, they verified everything Dr. Enderlein had discovered.

I have talked at length with one of the research scientists involved in this project. What was most puzzling and disturbing to this scientist was the fact that this project was classified “Top Secret” and was never reported to the public or in any medical journals. He and the other scientists involved were told never to breathe a word about this project.

I was sworn not to reveal his name since a number of people who knew too much have permanently been silenced. My own life could be in danger for what I am revealing to you.

Part of any successful cancer treatment includes chelation and detoxification of heavy metals and a host of toxic chemicals, which are all invading our bodies’ everyday. But oncologists still have not been able to understand that cancer patients are suffering from poisoning on a massive scale, even though scientists have already established the fact that chemicals cause cancer.

We will talk more about the sources of some of these cancer causing chemicals in future reports.

Remember...

The great advantage of knowing the prime cause of a disease is that it can then be attacked logically and over a broad front. _Dr. Otto Warburg

Please pass this email onto your friends or have them visit: http://TheNaturalCancerCure.com. Don't wait for one of them to call you saying they have just been diagnosed with cancer before you get this life-saving information to them.

To Your Health,

John Austin
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This sounds interesting :> However, I have read about alkalosis and am concerned about interactions with chemo.
I read that a single Teaspoon of baking soda provides 48% of the USRDA of sodium, so the “recommended” Tsp every 4 hours would lead to 2.5 times the USRDA daily sodium - that seems like a massive dose that may or not be a big deal with some chemos or for someone with renal problems.

I would like to try this, but want to be really sure I am not hurting myself. Does anyone have a pharmacy contact who could answer these questions so we know for sure?

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If it looks like a duck an walks like a duck , listen for the "Quack, quack, quack".

To override the body's natural function at maintaining the normal ph levels is asking for trouble. And always talk to your doctor before taking anything new, "natural" or not, especially if you are on chemotherapy. You will either render the chemo useless or damaging.

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Hmmm . . .

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I did a lot of reading about this in Jan/Feb. It makes a lot of sense in many ways ... especially if you know anything about systemic fungal infections, which many of us have never heard of until someone we know is diagnosed with one.

Although this Dr. is really taking a beating for these ideas, there are other studies being conducted by Universities now using baking soda for clearer scans ect. If I can muster up the energy, I'll post some of the articles I found here.

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Sounds like something found on Urban Legends.

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Personally I wonder what a quackery it might have seemed to think that the bark of a tree would kill cancer. Taxols are just that. The bottom line here is that conventional medicine has NO CURE for what we have. Yes, Let us all do our best to live as log as possible in the hope a cure will be developed. To me it only stands to reason to look for potential cures or life-extensions outside of the conventional to use in addition. Sadly for all of us these areas do not receive sufficient funding for studies. Where is the profit in baking soda to expend the millions to bring it to FDA approval?

Another way to alkalize the system is vis high IV infusions of vitamin C, 30 to 100 grams, the amount based on a blood test. I do this regularly and it is done in many venues across the country.

We who explore this CAM world need to stay connected for info and results sharing!

Essene

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please proceed with caution
i'm open to anything that works and makes anyone feel better get better and keeps you empowered to fight the fight
but that drug/food/supplement has to be widely tested and bicarb therapy falls well short of that

urine is acid that's its job to get rid of acid out of our body
the stomach has a ph of almost 1-2 and that doesn't stop stomach cancer forming
vit c is an acid and it won't alkalinize anything
forced bicarb ingestion is counteracted by every chemical defence and balance system in your body thats why your urine would change from acid to alkaline its simply dumping it from your body
its a medical therapy to rid the body of some over dosages of harmful medications
these claims about cancer/fungal infection/mercury fillings etc are always in circulation
i know we don't have all the answers to cancer formation but fungal infection or overgrowth just isn't whereits coming from
lots of medico's looked into these "claims" they just don't stack up
forcibly altering the ph of your body will affect your other drugs, kidneys, resp, function etc in predictable ways
i guess thats just like real chemo now that i think of it but thats where the comparisons should stop
trust me if bicarb worked a drug company somewhere would slightly modify it patent it brand it market it and sell it

karenshusband

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Well I am supposed to be on my way to being tagged. You know...."expired" and when I came home on Wednesday.....after they had 'the chat' and said I am truly "sorry" as there's no other Chemotharapy available because it has to be metabolized by the liver and we would not be acting in your best interest. We just do not have anyhing else to offer.

I believe them - the Onc's that treated me. They've been schooled in the traditional medicine that they went to school for. It sucks to hear that......"if you shouId feel better" and be able to have some better days then schedule an appt. and we will see you.
But go home and 'prepare'....

You know, literally I crawled in the front door on Wednesday, after a week of hospitalization. I was weak, jaundiced, and the wheelchair was so heavy that my mom couldn't pull it up the stoop. So we...did as we always do. Become innovative.
She transferred me from the w/chair (it has removable sides) ....with her large cutting board ( the kind you chop the food on) and slid me to the front stoop. Then I crawled.... over to the couch. And said, I will knock the livin h**ll out of this d**mn disease one day at a time. Being that weak, jaudiced, and unable to stand but briefly.....I realized I am down and out according to the unavailability of chemos. But -- once again mustering up the tenacity and resolve that I was born with declared to TRY the alternative therapies and today I feel better than I did the seven days in the hospital. (I realize this may be a longggg haul & quite possibly not the cure) ....but I just want to bang the snot of that alligator's nostrils and send him back to the swamp where he belongs!
I am ever so s-l-o-w-l-y feeling .....a sense of normal after all the B Vitamins. Oddly, I felt hungary and began eating pureed potatoes, applesauce, and some shaved, sliced turkey ....from Trader Jo's today...SO THAT'S a start from being EXPIRED. huh?
Send all healing Vibes, Prayers and wishes for tomorrow's -- NEW DAY!
Terrie

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My wife was diagnosed in March 2008 with stage IV breast cancer. She had pervasive bone mets and a "spot" on one eye. She has done Femara, Navelbine, and Herceptin until each quit having a positive effect on her cancer.

Her body typically responds negatively to most medications, i.e., if there is a side-effect to be had, she'll experience it 5 times worse. She reached a point in her treatment where the next steps were to move on to chemos with more severe side-effects. It was about then that we started looking seriously into alternative treatments.

With all the snake-oil salesmen and conspiracy theorists out there, it's nearly impossible to distinguish fact from fiction via the Internet. Undaunted, we were drawn to a few concepts that "seemed to make sense" and "seemed to be" substantiated by people outside of the web sites advertizing products related to therapies.

So, for about 4 months now my wife has been doing the following: (1) ATP depletion therapy, (2) taking a graviola-based supplement, and (3) eating a vegan diet (with added restrictions against white flour and sugar). (I'm being intentionally vague about the specifics to minimize the perception that I may be pushing a product.) She has been doing this with the guidance of a clinic near us that specializes in alternative treatments for a variety of diseases. Her oncologist initially expressed her concerns about it all, but has nonetheless been supportive of my wife's decision to do what she thinks is best. She still sees the oncologist to have her cancer marker score calculated and for scans, as necessary.

The results have been generally positive, but mixed in a way that almost reinforces the credibility of the protocol. For example, the clinic told us that initially her cancer/tumor marker score would go up quite a bit, and it did go up from 179 to 230. However, as of this week, it is now back down to 167.

My wife had a head MRI this week because of a symptom she described to the oncologist. The MRI revealed that there were a couple of teeny, tiny "spots" on her brain, but that the "spot" on her eye was gone. She had CT and bone scans a month or so ago, and it revealed both "healing" (shriking of the cancer) and a slight rib fracture due to abnormal "ossificiation" (bone growth) due to cancer. She is finishing up radiation this week on that rib.

Anyway, you'll note that the results have not been universally positive or negative. What intrigues me about the protocol she's observing is that no one promised her any quick-fix miracles, e.g., "in a week you'll be cancer-free!" To the contrary, she was told that it could be a year or more before she'd be "better" and possibly cancer-free. I'm also attracted to the notion that the protocol is helping her own body fight the cancer. My wife also appreciates this since her body does not handle chemo so well. ("I'd rather die of the cancer than the chemo.")

It is my opinion that the cancer is being beaten down gradually, but perhaps will take a few new "pot shots" at my wife's body on the way out. My wife's protocol seems to be working for her, and we're determined to give it a fair try while still receiving "conventional" treatments (e.g., radiation) when necessary.

I would say: don't discount the alternative treatments. I've observed that people tend to be somewhat arbitrary about how they apply the terms "alternative", "natural", "supplement", or "medicine". In my opinion, it all boils down to "stuff we take into our bodies", and it either works or it doesn't. I'm not going to discredit an option just because of the word "alternative".

Yes, there are snake-oil salesmen out there. Yes, it's hard to know who to believe. No, they don't work for everyone. Regardless, "the truth is out there". :-)

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veggieman
i value your balanced, thoughtful response.
and i would add each person is individual as well as the many types of cancer and where it has metastisized. So i believe there is not one universal "truth" when it comes to cancer.

if it was as easy as just eating a specific food or drinking one thing or avoiding something there wouldn't be so many of us here, searching...

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Hi Terri,

Check out Beta 1,3 1,6 Glucan. It is an immune system modulator with years of research and studies from major universities. Its a medium chain poly saccharide derived from, either, the cell walls of baker's yeast or 3 species of mushrooms. However, most all of the research has been on the baker's yeast. Also, I think it's the most affordable. Below are 3 links with basic info and text from Medline that I copied and pasted. I forgot to get its URL and hope I haven't infringed on any copywrite. Just hope you get well!

There are all sorts of alternative modalities out there with tons of research that I think are impressive. I would try one of those first rather than an anecdotal treatment. Also, I would find a good alternative MD, to start, and get his/her recommendation for other therapies that would be most compatible with Beta Glucans. i.e. graviola for example.

Barbara


http://www.beta-glucan-info.com/articles.htm

http://www.betaglucan.org/

http://womenshealth.com/health-library/49-other-health-library-topics/420-b eta-glucan-research

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The following are a series of one line quotes from the scientific literature. Cites may be obtained off Medline. Medline is one of the largest medicial research archives in the world The emergence of multiple antibiotic-resistant microorganisms has led to a search for alternatives to traditional therapeutic regimens. Beta Glucan, an immunomoduator, can selectively enhance the microbicidal activities of neutrophils and macrophages without stimulating proinflammatory cytokine production.
Glucan is a potent reticuloendothelial-modulating agent whose immunobiological activity is mediated, in part, by an increase in the number and function of macrophages. Lysozyme concentrations were increased approximately sevenfold in some studies. Biologic response modifiers, like Beta Glucan, will modulate immunity, modify neoplastic (cancer) disease and increase resistance to microbial challenge. Glucan can enhance some elements of the immune system against staphylococcal infections.
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These studies indicate that glucan confers an enhanced state of host defense against bacterial infections. With orally administered glucan, interleukin-2 was evaluated in treated animals and showed an increase. There was significant increase in polymorphonuclear leukocytes and peripheral monocyte number. A significant increase in number and in vitro candidacidal activity was also observed for alveolar (lung) macrophages. The resistance towards systemic infection with Candida albicans of Staphylococcus aureus increased, significantly reducing the growth of microorganisms in the kidneys of infected animals. Toxicological studies showed that glucan is highly tolerated. In the area of protective capacity in respiratory infection, Beta Glucan significantly increased rated of phagocytosis and killing of Staphylococcus aureus.
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Beta Glucan greatly increased numbers of macrophages in the lungs of glucan- treated rats; the lungs of glucan-treated mice appeared normal and that glucan can enhance intrapulmonary bacterial killing. The ability of glucan was shown to increase the number of lung macrophages resulting in increased bacterial ingestion. Particulate glucan resulted in significant reductions in the growth of a syngeneic anaplastic mammary carcinoma and melanoma and showed enhanced survival. Studies demonstrate that prophylaxis with Beta Glucan in combination with antibiotics provided enhanced protection against lethal challenge with Esherichia coli or Staphylococcus aureus as compares with the use of antibiotics alone.
Dr. J. K. Czop, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. "The cell wall glucans of Saccharomyces cerevisiae [yeast cell wall] consist of two structurally distinct Beta-glucans: major components comprised of consecutively, 1,3-linked glucopyranosyl residues with small numbers of 1,6-linked branches, and minor components with consecutive 1,6-linkages and 1,3-branches."
Browder W., et al., "Modification of Post-Operative C. albicans Sepsis by Glucan Immunostimulation," Int. J. Immunopharmac.; 6:19-26. 1984. Dept of Surg and Physiol, Tulane U Sch of Med, LA Quote: "These observations suggest that Biologic Response Modifiers such as glucan may be effectively employed in patients who are at risk for post-operative infections."*
Browder W., Williams D., Pretus H., et al; Beneficial Effect of Enhanced Macrophage Function in the Trauma Patients. Ann. Surg.; Vol 211: 605-613. 1990. Dept of Surg and Physiol, Tulane U Sch of Med, LA and Istituto Di Chirurgia D'Urgenza, U of Torino, Torino, Italy. * Quote: "Previous studies have demonstrated that glucan, a beta-1, 3-linked glucopyranose polymer, isolated from the inner cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is a potent macrophage stimulant and is beneficial in the therapy of experimental bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases. Use of glucan in a murine model of hind-limb crush injury decreased macrophage PGE2 release while stimulating bone marrow proliferation."
This is just a sampling of the data that exists in abundance out of peer reviewed volumes. Anyone who takes the time to examine this data would be prudent to explore Beta Glucan as a source to help your immune system be all that it could be without the misuse, overuse, or abuse of antibiotics.

Studies conducted at;HARVARD I NATIONAL CANCER INST I CANCER, LUNG AND BREAST - #NATIONAL CANCER INST (USA); "The initial 9 patients studied had malignant melanoma, adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung, or carcinoma of the breast. Control and experimental lesions were injected: subsequently biopsies were performed at varying intervals for histologic evaluation. Always when glucan or glucan and RF fraction were administered intralesionally, the size of the lesion was strikingly reduced in as short a period as 5 days. This reduction was associated with necrosis of the tumor and a monocytic infiltrate. In small lesions, resolution was complete, whereas in large lesions, resolution was partial.
CANCER - #MAYO CLINIC (USA); "..... beta-glucan interacts with vitronectin and stimulates tumor necrosis factor alpha release from macrophage's."
CANCER - CHEM PHARM BULL (Japan); "Antitumor and immunomodulating activities of a beta-glucan...."
CANCER - #UNIVERSITY OF TROMSO (Norway); "Macrophages stimulated by an insoluble beta 1-3-D-glucan from yeast cell walls were able to destroy tumour cells as measured by the release of radioactive label from prelabelled 14C-thymidine cells. Target cells were B-16 melanoma, P-815 mastocytoma, and the L-929 cell line. A significant target cell killing by macrophages stimulated by glucan was observed after 72-96 h."
#CANDIDA ALBICANS - DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY, TULANE UNIVERSITY; "Protection against C. albicans was observed in the glucan-treated groups. ...These observations suggest that Biologic Response Modifiers such as glucan may be effectively employed in patients who are at risk for post-operative infections."
CHOLESTEROL (LDL) - #OTTAWA CIVIC HOSPITAL (Canada); "CONCLUSIONS: The main component of the soluble fiber of oats, beta-glucan, significantly reduced the total and LDL cholesterol levels of hypercholesterolemic adults without changing HDL cholesterol."

CHOLESTEROL - #DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USA); "Beneficial reduction of cholesterol was obtained with modest amounts....."
#DIABETES - OTTAWA CIVIC HOSPITAL (Canada); "A diet rich in beta-glucan may therefore be of benefit in the regulation of plasma glucose levels in subjects with Type 2 diabetes."
DIABETES - #NESTLAE RESEARCH CENTER (Switzerland); "Diabetic individuals can benefit from diets that are high in beta-glucan, .."
E. COLI - TULANE UNIVERSITY (USA, La); "Glucan therapy also increased bone marrow proliferation. We conclude that (1) glucan enhances peritoneal neutrophil levels, (2) Peripheral blood neutrophils are increased following glucan and E. coli, (3) ip glucan increase bone marrow proliferation, .... Thus, the beneficial effect of glucan is mediated not only by activated macrophages, but also by the neutrophilic leukocyte."

E. COLI, #STAPHYLOCOCCUS - DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL (USA, Mass) "Mice challenged with Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus aureus were protected against lethal peritonitis by the intravenous administration of 10 micrograms of poly-beta 1-6-glucotriosyl-beta 1-3-glucopyranose (PGG) glucan per animal 4 to 6 h prior to bacterial challenge."
#FUNGAL INFECTION - TULANE UNIVERSITY; "The broad spectrum of immunopharmacological activities of glucan includes not only the modification of certain bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections, but also inhibition of tumor growth."
#HEPATITIS, VIRAL - SCIENCE (1980);"Thus glucan is capable of increasing survival, inhibiting hepatic necrosis, and maintaining an activated state of phagocytic activity in mice challenged with [mouse hepatitis virus strain] MHV-A59."

#HERPES SIMPLEX 1 - PLANTA MED., 62:4, 301-7. (1996); "The antiviral effect of scleroglucan seems to be related to its binding with membrane glycoproteins of HSV-1 particles which impedes the complex interactions of the virus with the cell plasma membrane."
#HIGH RISK SURGICAL PATIENTS - HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL (USA); "Patients who received PGG-glucan had significantly fewer infectious complications (3.4 infections per infected patient vs. 1.4 infections per infected patient, p = 0.05), decreased intravenous antibiotic requirement (10.3 days vs. 0.4 days, p = 0.04) and shorter intensive care unit length of stay (3.3 days vs. 0.1 days, p = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: PGG-glucan is safe and appears to be effective in the further reduction of the morbidity and cost of major surgery.

#INFECTION PREVENTION - GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, 177:383-388. (1993); "The incidence of hospital pneumonia of 55% and sepsis of 35% confirms results of previous studies of patients with multitrauma. Glucan decreased pneumonia and sepsis to a significantly lower level of 9.5%....The mortality rate related to infection decreased from 30.0 to 4.8%. The lower number of instances of pneumonia and sepsis....decreased the period of time in the intensive care and the hospital, with a global reduction of 40% on hospital cost."
#INTERLEUKIN - INT J IMMUNOPHARMACOL, 1987, 9:3, 261-7; "The study demonstrates that; (1) glucan will enhance IL-1 and IL-2 production and (2) elevations in lymphokine production can be maintained up to 12 days post-glucan"
#PARASITES - TULANE UNIVERSITY (USA); "Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas' disease, infects humans and animals..... Glucan significantly (P less than 0.05) increased survival rate as denoted by 60%...."

#PNEUMONIA - HOSPITAL ARTHUR RIBEIRO DE SABOYA (Brazil); "The mortality rate related to infection was 30.0 percent in patients in the control group and 4.8 percent in the group treated with glucan...."
RADIATION SURVIVABILITY- #ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (USA); "Immunomodulators, either microbial agents (e.g. glucan, TDM) or recombinant cytokines (e.g. Interleukin-1, colony-stimulating factor), can enhance hematopoietic and functional cell recovery after irradiation."
#RADIATION - RADIOPROTECTIVE EFFECT; "These results suggest that early after irradiation glucan may mediate its radioprotection by enhancing resistance to microbial invasion via mechanisms not necessarily predicated on hemopoietic recovery. In addition, preliminary evidence suggests that glucan can also function as an effective free-radical scavenger."

RADIATION SURVIVABILITY; Abstract: "Glucan, a beta-1, 3 polyglucose, was administered to mice either 1h before or 1h after a 650 rad exposure to cobalt-60 radiation. Compared to radiation controls, glucan-treated mice consistently exhibited a more rapid recovery of pluripotent stem cells and committed granulocyte, macrophage and erythroid progenitor cells. This may partially explain the mechanism by which glucan also enhances survival in otherwise lethally irradiated mice."
#STAPHYLOCOCCAL WOUND INFECTION - #VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (USA); "We conclude that PGG Glucan reduces the risk of staphylococcal abscess formation."
#STRESS, PHYSICAL, OR EMOTIONAL - TOWNSEND LETTER FOR DOCTORS, (1996);"The following list includes benefits from the use of Beta 1,3-glucan supplementation: Professional and amateur athletes as well as people who work outdoors intensively. People under physical or emotional stress"
#TRAUMA PATIENTS - #TULANE UNIVERSITY (USA); "total mortality rate was significantly less in the glucan group (0% versus 29%) (p less then 0.05), the mortality rate from sepsis was not statistically different (0% versus 17.6%). Glucan therapy significantly decreased septic morbidity (9.5% versus 49%; p less than 0.05). Serum IL-1 had a greater increase in glucan patients on day 3 after trauma (143.4 +/- 19.3% versus 78.6 +/- 11.7%; p less than 0.05),..."
#WOUND HEALING - EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (USA); "These data indicate that macrophage modulation with glucan phosphate will increase tensile strength in experimental colon and skin wounds.
These are just a few of the many studies on Beta Glucan, further, these studies do not reflect the results of any one product, or product line(s) shown to contain Beta Glucan. Also, the delivery methods of the Beta Glucan to the test subjects may have been of different types, two of which are oral and intravenous delivery. You may research Beta Glucan, for yourself, on MEDLINE, one of the largest medical research/studies archive in the world. The Internet Address may be found at: http://www.healthgate.com.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Quote: "Beta-glucans are pharmacological agents that rapidly enhance the host resistance to a variety of biologic insults through mechanisms involving macrophage activation."

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