Posts Tagged "alkalinize"

Ask the Doctor: Can Alkaline Diet or Alkaline Water Help Me?

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Q: I’m reading about the Warburg effect in cancer cells. Can alkaline water or an alkaline diet help me to fight my cancer? A: Tumors make acid because they are growing quickly. However, the acid doesn’t make the tumor grow. An alkaline diet can be beneficial if it’s alkaline because it’s a plant-based diet. Plant foods, exercise, and relaxation all fight cancer on their own. Alkaline diet programs claim that these things are “alkalinizing”, but the anticancer benefits are independent. An alkaline diet can also protect bone density. Blood pH is tightly...

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Ask the Doctor: Should I Use Gerson Therapy?

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Research

Q: What is Gerson therapy? Can it help me? A: Gerson therapy is an alternative cancer therapy that was developed by Dr. Max Gerson. It is available through clinics in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. Typical cost is about $15,000. Gerson therapy attempts to change a person’s metabolism so that the cancer will no longer grow. The program includes: vegetable juicing, a low-salt and high-potassium diet, potassium supplements, coffee enemas, and calf liver extract injections. Dr Gerson published several case reports. There have been no clinical trials to date regarding the...

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