An audience member today asked the question about the effect of an alkaline diet and if it fights cancer.
Dr. Oz said if he had cancer, he would go on a high alkaline diet. He said there is no clear proof that it's true...no real studies have been done to prove it...but he said that cancer cells have been shown to grow in an acidic environment.
This is what I've learned:
PH numbers below 7 are acidic...7-14 are alkaline. Our blood must always remain around 7.3 to 7.4 so that it can continue to transport oxygen. Our bodies have a buffer system which when our system is overloaded with acidity, the alkaline reserves are utilized to buffer the acids. But when this buffering system is overloaded and our reserves are depleted, the excess acids are dumped into our tissues. As more and more acids accumulate, our tissues begin to deteriorate. Then the acid wastes begin to "rust" our veins and arteries and destroy our cell walls....that's when "it will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. Over-acidification interferes with life itself, leading to all sickness and disease"...Dr. Robert Young in "Sick & Tired".
In Keiichi Morishita's book "Hidden Truth of Cancer" many of the cells increase in acidity and die while others adapt and become abnormal cells or malignant cells and do not correspond with brain functions or our DNA memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer.
Here are some excellent alkaline-forming foods:
most raw vegs & fruits, lima beans, olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, stevia, green tea, most herbs, sprouted grains.
Acid forming foods are: sodas, coffee, chocolate, aspartame, meats, oysters, fish, eggs, chicken, pasteurized milk, processed grains, sugar, peanut butter, beans & pastas.
I thought you would like to know what I've learned and put into practice in my own life. I am truly hoping this is something that is helping me to live longer...what can it hurt?
Blessings and hugs!!!