Cellular pH is a measure of how acidic, or alkaline, cells are. "pH" is measured on a scale of 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is considered neutral, while numbers below 7.0 are acidic, and numbers above 7.0 are alkaline (or basic).
Healthy cells - are slightly alkaline with a pH of 7.35 to 7.4
Cancerous cells - are acidic with a typical pH in the range of 5.5 to 6.5
High pH Therapy
High pH therapy is an effective treatment to be implemented as part of a comprehensive treatment program to improve overall cellular health. High pH therapy is often used to treatment treat many (but not all) types of cancer.
Typical cellular pH is in the range of 5.5 to 6.5. The higher the number the more alkaline the cell becomes. We know that most cancer cells like an acidic (lower) pH level and thrive in these conditions. We also know that cancer growth can be reduced and certain cancer cells may be killed with increased pH levels. That is the purpose of High pH Therapy.
Diet and pH Levels
The most important determinant to increase your body’s pH is your diet. The typical American diet, rich in sugar and simple carbohydrates, produces a tremendous amount of acidic byproducts during metabolism thus reducing the pH. This environment allows cancer cells to thrive, grow and destroy.
At Wycoff Wellness we emphasize a healthy eating program for all of our patients being treated for cancer.
Most cancer treatment protocols will be improved by implementing a program that increases intracellular pH. We are pleased to partner with The Cancer Project and utilize their book The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back! as a tool to help improve our cancer patient eating program.
A decline in the desire to eat or a marked decrease in eating is always a barrier to full implementation of this program. It is essential that our cancer patients understand they must continue to eat plenty of healthy foods in order to fight their disease.
We also use a mineral salt called Cesium Chloride to help increase pH. Cesium is a naturally occurring mineral with the atomic number 55 on the periodic table of elements. It is also nature's most alkaline mineral. Cesium Chloride is one of the most effective ways to improve intracellular pH. Cesium limits the cellular uptake of glucose which starves the cancer cells and reduces their growth. Cesium also raises the cell’s pH to approximately 8.0. A pH range of 8.0 is a deadly environment for cancer cells which die within a few days and are absorbed and eliminated by the body.
Two ounces or liquid Cesium (3.0 grams) is the recommended dose for most adults. We recommend taking a (1) ounce serving (approximately 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons) twice daily. If possible, take these two doses of Cesium 10 to 12 hours apart (i.e. first dose at 8:00 AM, second dose at around 8:00 PM or so). You may need to take a larger amount to maintain your pH to at a level between 7.0 and 8.0.
The best drink to mix the liquid Cesium with, before ingesting, is Low Sodium V-8 Juice. Liquid Cesium is extremely salty and when mixed with 6-8 ounces (1/2 glass) of Low Sodium V-8 Juice makes it taste like regular V-8 Juice.
Because liquid Cesium will leaches potassium from your system, This it will be replaced by taking a potassium supplements - two (75-99 mg) tablets per day three hours after taking the morning dose of cesium. If you are taking any type to of heart, blood pressure or diuretic medication, you will need to have your electrolyte levels (sodium and potassium) monitored by blood tests.
In order to help your body achieve and maintain the appropriate pH balance while taking cesium it is important that your body receives the proper nutrition. As noted above we use the basic guidelines from The Cancer Project as a basis of our nutritional therapy.
The following list of foods will help achieve this pH balance as well as provide you with the appropriate amounts of the various organic vitamins and minerals necessary to good health. Try and keep two-thirds (2/3) of your daily intake from the alkaline food chart and one-third (1/3) from the acid food chart. Balance is the key. Use this information to serve as a basis for a healthy, increased pH eating program:
ALKALINE FOOD CHART (Increases body’s pH – try and increase intake of these foods)
Alfalfa, Barley grass, Beets, Beet greens, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard greens, Cucumber, Dandelions, Dulce, Edible flowers, Egg Plant, Fermented vegetables, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Sea vegetables, Spinach, Spirulina, Watercress
Maitake, Daikon, Dandelion, Shitake, Kombu, Reishi, Nori, Wakame
Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Coconut, Currants, Dates, Figs, Grapes, Grapefruit, Honeydew, Lemon, Lime, Muskmelon, Nectarine, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Raisins, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerine, Tomato, Tropical fruits, Umeboshi plums, Watermelon
Almonds, Chestnuts, Chicken, Organic Eggs, Tempeh, Tofu, Whey protein, White fish
SPICES AND SEASONINGS
Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Chili pepper, Sea salt, Miso, Tamiri, All herbs
Apple cider vinegar, Bee pollen, Lecithin granules, Molasses, Probiotic cultures, Green juices, vegetable juices, fresh fruit juices, Mineral water, Water
ACID FOOD CHART (Decreases body’s pHs – try and decrease intake)
Corn, Lentiles, Lentils, Olives, Winter Squash
Blueberries, Canned fruits, Cranberries, Plums, Prunes
BEANS & LEGUMES
Black beans, Chick peas, Kidney beans, Lentils, Pinto beans, Red beans, Soy beans, White beans
Butter, Cheese, Rice milk, Almond milk, Ice cream, Ice Milk
GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS
Amaranth, Barley, Bran oat, Corn, Cornstarch, Hempseed flour, Kamut, Oats rolled, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rice
NUTS & BUTTER
Cashews, Legumes, Peanuts, Peanut butter, Pecans, Tahini, Walnuts
Bacon, Beef, Clams, Corned beef, Lamb, Lobster, Mussels, Organ meats, Oyster, Pork, Rabbit, Salmon, Sardines, Sausage, Scallops, Shrimp, Shell fish, Tuna, Veal, Venison
UNKNOWN FOOD CHART *
There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food Chart to be found in different books and on the Internet. The following foods are sometimes attributed to the acidic side of the chart and sometimes to the alkaline side. Remember, you don’t need to adhere strictly to the alkaline side of the chart, just make sure a good percentage of the foods you eat come from that side.
Asparagus, Brazil nuts, Brussels, sprouts, Buckwheat, Cottage cheese, Flax seed, Green tea, Herbal tea, Honey, Kombucha, Lima beans, Maple syrup, Milk, Nuts, Organic milk (unpasteurized), Potatoes, white Pumpkin seeds, Sauerkraut, Soy products, Sprouted seeds, Squashes, Sunflower seeds, Yogurt
For more information about high pH therapy call Wycoff Wellness today - 517-333-7270 or 800-471-0255!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease; research is ongoing.