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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 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.

Nutritional Guidelines

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:

(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, Whitefish


Stevia, Xylitol


Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Chili pepper, Sea salt, Miso, Tamari, All herbs


Apple cider vinegar, Bee Pollen, Lecithin granules, Molasses, Probiotic cultures, Green juices, vegetable juices, fresh fruit juices, Mineral water, Water

(Decreases body’s pHs – try and decrease intake)


Corn, Lentils, Lentils, Olives, Winter Squash


Blueberries, Canned fruits, Cranberries, Plums, Prunes


Black beans, Chickpeas, Kidney beans, Lentils, Pinto beans, Red beans, Soybeans, White beans


Butter, Cheese, Rice milk, Almond milk, Ice cream, Ice Milk


Amaranth, Barley, Bran oat, Corn, Cornstarch, Hempseed flour, Kamut, Oats rolled, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rice   


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, Shellfish, Tuna, Veal, Venison


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, Brussel sprouts, Buckwheat, Cottage cheese, Flaxseed, Green tea, Herbal tea, Honey, Kombucha, Lima beans, Maple syrup, Milk, Nuts, Organic milk (unpasteurized), Potatoes, 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.


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