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  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    Buckwirth said:

    Ahh, Alkaline again
    The "theory" you speak of says that cancer loves an acidic environment and dies in an alkaline environment (btw, all from the same Nobel prize winner mentioned before).

    For a moment, let's assume this to be true. The most alkaline portion of the body should therefore be cancer free, and the most acidic should be, at the very least, a prime spot for cancer.

    The most alkaline: courtesy of the pancreas it is the colon

    The most acidic: the stomach

    Colon cancer is the #3 killing cancer

    Pancreatic is the #4 killing cancer

    Stomach? Not sure, but it is not 1 or 2.

    You cannot change the alkalinity of the body, it is a highly regulated function, if it did change, up or down, you would get ill and die. The alkalinity of urine can be changed, as that is the bodies way of disposing of its excess.


    As John pointed out, nothing wrong with healthy diet: cutting back the sugar and getting off the SoFas certainly can't hurt.

    Common sense!
    Yeah for common sense! I get so tired of hearing the ridiculous claims that you can make your body alkaline, or starve cancer by not eating any sugar. Our bodies are very complex machines that work very, very hard to maintain the alkaline/acid that they do. Each area of the body needs something different to function at its best and our bodies regulate that.

    As for sugar, without sugar we would die. Simple as that. Now you can choose for your intake of sugars to be healthier options than others, but you need sugar to live. Carbohydrates are sugar. Fruit has sugar. Many foods have sugar. Sweeteners are not the only sugars.

    MODERATION, and eating everything in as close to its natural state, with the fewest chemical or genetic alterations, is the best we can do. Extremism is not good any way you look at it.

    There is no miracle cure for cancer. There are things we can do (including diet modification) that certainly won't hurt, and might help. But no miracle food solution.
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258

    Common sense!
    Yeah for common sense! I get so tired of hearing the ridiculous claims that you can make your body alkaline, or starve cancer by not eating any sugar. Our bodies are very complex machines that work very, very hard to maintain the alkaline/acid that they do. Each area of the body needs something different to function at its best and our bodies regulate that.

    As for sugar, without sugar we would die. Simple as that. Now you can choose for your intake of sugars to be healthier options than others, but you need sugar to live. Carbohydrates are sugar. Fruit has sugar. Many foods have sugar. Sweeteners are not the only sugars.

    MODERATION, and eating everything in as close to its natural state, with the fewest chemical or genetic alterations, is the best we can do. Extremism is not good any way you look at it.

    There is no miracle cure for cancer. There are things we can do (including diet modification) that certainly won't hurt, and might help. But no miracle food solution.

    Kathryn,
    Are you saying I should put down my box of sugar cubes and just eat a banana?

    :-0