Despite the advances medical technology has made in cancer research and treatment, cancer remains one of the top ten killers in the United States. This had lead both medical professionals and patients to explore more natural alternatives to the traditional triad of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as an approach to beating this disease. One of the possibilities being looked at currently is the use of lemons and baking soda for therapeutic purposes.
Benefits of Baking Soda
Research has already been done on the benefits that baking soda alone can have on a diagnosis of cancer. While further studies need to be done, preliminary results for baking soda are favorable and it is believed that bicarbonate of soda (baking soda’s chemical name) can have a positive impact on the fight against tumor growth.
In one study, for instance, on cancerous tumors in mice, researchers found that baking soda is highly effective at alkalizing the area immediately surrounding the tumor site. This is likely one of the reasons it can halt tumor growth, since cancer cells tend to flourish in acidic environments instead.
Benefits of Lemon
Lemon, also, has an excellent track record when it comes to fighting cancer. This is largely because of its high concentration of certain phytochemicals called liminoids, which have strong antioxidant properties that reduce the oxidative damage to cells that can lead to cancer development. Also, there is strong evidence of the anti-fungal properties of lemon juice and since some researchers believe that cancer in the body acts in much the same way as a fungal infection, these anti-fungal properties can be anti-carcinogenic as well.
Lemons also help to detoxify the body, including detoxifying substances which are known or suspected carcinogens. They stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluids, an important tool the body has for removing cancer-causing agents from the body. Because of its high mineral content, lemons, though acidic, have an alkalizing effect on the body and this can be important in cancer treatment, too, since cancer tends to thrive in a more acidic environment.
Together, baking soda and lemon can be very effective because they can make the body more efficient at cleansing itself and getting rid of the underlying problems that cause cancer in the first place. The fact that they have a highly alkalizing effect on the body helps greatly to slow the tumor growth and to even eliminate cancer cells without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.
The simplest way to use this therapy is to drink of mix of 250ml of water to which you add a ½ teaspoon of baking soda and the juice from ½ of a lemon. You can try this once a day, and in addition to detoxing the body and keeping its pH balance healthy, it is also great for an upset stomach or if you feel like you are coming down with a cold or the flu.
In short, lemons and baking soda, taken by themselves, bring you a wealth of benefits. When taken, as directed above, in combination with one another, they really help to detoxify and alkalize your body and both treat cancer or even prevent it from happening in the first place. That is a pretty mighty health drink.
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