Originally Posted by liverock
You need to be aware when taking baking soda long term that high doses may raise your blood pressure, as 1 teaspoon contains 1 gram of sodium.
This is the site of the man who used black molasses and baking soda to cure his stage 4 prostate cancer mentioned by Arrowind.
In his article, he says "I am really hopeful now because I am under the impression that oxygen is what really kills cancer. I think it was Larry’s theory also. I am hoping that it likes killing bone cancer too!"
He's probably right. Two things that I can think of is 1) oxygen is acidic - free radical, and 2) ozone therapy is reputed to work very well against a number of pathogens.
It is odd that the procedure worked for him. Molasses is naturally acidic and bicarbonate of soda is naturally alkaline. Seems they would neutralize the mix. But according to him, together they are creating an abundance of oxygen. I suspect ozone.
Black strap molasses is a high source of iron. Current studies suggest that cancer thrives on iron.
So, why would this ozone cause his pH to elevate?
I suspect the procedure cause osmotic stress for the cancer. This is much the way that MMS works; and why it should work better intravenously (get's it closer to the cancer cells). I don't think cancer is acidic; but they produce an acid environment surrounding it as a byproduct of its "work". So, he would see a low pH to start with; then, as the cancer was being killed, his pH would move back to normal. The continued use of his mixture would move his pH to alkaline. It is good that he stopped after he felt he was better.
Osmotic shock or osmotic stress is a sudden change in the solute concentration around a cell, causing a rapid change in the movement of water across its cell membrane. Under conditions of high concentrations of either salts, substrates or any solute in the supernatant, water is drawn out of the cells through osmosis. This also inhibits the transport of substrates and cofactors into the cell thus “shocking” the cell. Alternatively, at low concentrations of solutes, water enters the cell in large amounts, causing it to swell and either burst or undergo apoptosis.
All organisms have mechanisms to respond to osmotic shock, with sensors and signal transduction networks providing information to the cell about the osmolarity of its surroundings, these signals activate responses to deal with extreme conditions. Although single-celled organisms are more vulnerable to osmotic shock, since they are directly exposed to their environment, cells in large animals such as mammals still suffer these stresses under some conditions.