Among other things, the report notes that it's the only major cancer killer where the incidence and death rates are expected to rise over the next twenty years.
The report states that there is currently a bill being debated in Congress, also known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act, which would help reverse the current trend. The bill would create a long-term comprehensive strategy for developing early diagnostics and treatment options that will increase the survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients.
Not supplementing alkaline mineral salts on a daily basis in your diet could be the single most damaging thing you could possibly do to your health. And yet, 99% of us do NOT get enough alkalizing mineral salts to reduce dietary and/or metabolic acids that can cause Cancer, including Pancreatic Cancer, Arthritis, Osteoporosis and CVD.
The good news is I am going to share with you my research and others on how you can guarantee you will get enough of the alkalizing mineral salts you need daily to redcue your risk for Cancer, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, CVD and more!
As you read this article in full you will see how my research and the research of others uncovers the scientific proof that alkaline mineral salts are critical to your health, and that an absence of sufficient alkaline mineral salts will not only lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain (or unhealthy weight loss), poor skin and depression, but also insufficient alkaline minerals can certainly lead to Cancer, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, CVD and more.
Background: Why alkaline minerals and your pH matters
Just as your temperature absolutely has to stay at 38.5 C or 98.6 F degrees (and your body will do whatever it takes to keep it at that level) your body has to maintain a pH of 7.365.
If you eat, drink and live an lifestyle that is over-acid, the stress it puts on your body to maintain this delicate pH of 7.365 directly leads to sickness and disease. Your body is naturally acid forming – your natural bodily processes, metabolism and the body’s removal of wastes and toxins leads to small amounts of acid by-products. To neutralize these toxic acidic waste products we have an alkaline buffering system in the body that keeps this 7.365 pH level in our blood and other body cells balanced.
And this alkaline buffering system use to be 100% adequate…until our modern acidic lifestyle kicked in. Now a diet of pizza, coffee, chips, chocolate, soda, alcohol, white bread, cheese, microwave meals, trans-fats and take aways plus a lifestyle of stress, pollution, chemicals and toxins means that we are constantly pushing our body to the max to try and deal with this constant, overwhelming attack of dietary, metabolic and environmental acids.
To put this in context, the pH scale (that runs from 1-14) is logarithmic. This means that pH 6 is 10x more acidic than pH 7, meaning pH 5 is 100x times more acidic than pH 7 and pH 4 is 1000x more acidic.
Cola has a pH of between 2 and 3 – pH 2.5 is almost 500,000 times more acidic than neutral water, and you need 32 glasses of neutral (pH 7) water to counteract the consumption of one glass of Cola.
So you can see how a diet filled with meats, dairy, fizzy drinks, alcohol, etc. would quickly deplete the body's alkaline buffers to maintain its akaline design.
The Scientific Proof That Alkaline Minerals Are Critical To Your Health
Recent scientific research into human health, sickness & disease has shown with increasing evidence that living an acidic-lifestyle is extremely detrimental to health & that by living alkaline you can increase your health, energy, vitality, immune system, youthfulness and protect yourself from cancer, including pancreatic cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more.
As recently as October 2009, a Cambridge University study published in the highly respected British Journal of Nutrition stated:
The concept of diet-induced ‘acidosis’ as a cause of disease has been a subject of interest for more than a century. The present article reviews the history of our evolving understanding of physiological pH, the physiological support for the concept of ‘acidosis’, the causes of acidosis, how it is recognised, its short-term effects as well as the long-term clinical relevance of preventative measures, and the research support for normalization of body fluid pH.
The available research makes a compelling case that diet-induced acidosis…is a real phenomenon, and has a significant, clinical, long-term pathophysiological effect that should be recognized and potentially counter-balanced by dietary means. (1)
The researchers, Pizzornoa, Frassettoa and Katzinger have clearly identified that acidosis (increased acidity in the blood – pH below 7.365) is a very real threat to our health.
Furthermore, my own research has shown that the effects of acidosis can directly contribute to various cancers, including pancreatic cancer, (2), (3), (12), arthritis (4), osteoporosis (5), cardiovascular disease, (6), diabetes (7), depression/psychological disfunctions (8), Crohn’s disease (9), and kidney disease (10). Yes, all of the top five killers in Western society and a whole heap more. Furthermore, my experience and the experience of those who have used my twelve week pH Miracle "LIFE" style, Alkaline Diet Course have given me significant proof that living alkaline also leads to weight/fat loss, muscle gain (also scientifically proven (11), energy increases, libido increases, skin improvements and more.
An Alkaline Diet and Cancer
Alkaline Minerals Prevent Cancer Growth In March 2009, Robey, Baggett, Kirkpatrick, et al published a paper in the American Association for Cancer Research Journal proving that alkaline minerals (in this case NaHCO3 – sodium bicarbonate) that increases the extracellular pH of cancer tumor cells and prevent metastasis. Their research shows that the pH of the tumors are always acidic and by using highly alkaline minerals to raise the pH – the growth of the cancer (and involvement of lymph nodes) is prevented.
Source: Cancer Research 69, 2260, March 15, 2009
Cancer Thrives in an Acidic Environment
Source: Cancer Research 66, 5216-5223, May 15, 2006
Acidosis and Osteoporosis
Alkaline Minerals Prevent Osteoporosis
A recently published study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (Vol 94, No 1 96-102, 2009) has provided further evidence that the consumption of and supplementation with alkaline minerals is essential for good health. The objective of the study was to understand the effect of alkaline minerals (potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride) on bone health – specifically, the ability of these alkaline minerals to slow the bone resorption rate and calcium excretion.
The participants who were taking the bicarbonate supplements had significant reductions in urinary N-telopeptide and calcium excretion when compared to the control group. This means that when taking the alkaline minerals, bones remained stronger and healthier.
Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (Vol 94, No 1 96-102, 2009)
Cardiovascular Disease & the Alkaline Diet
Alkaline Minerals Critical to Prevention of CVD
In the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Joseph Campbell provides a thorough review of the scientific literature surrounding minerals and disease and highlights that the alkaline minerals, magnesium and calcium, are critical to the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). He also highlights that “Excessive consumption of acid producing foods, results in metabolic acidosis. When this occurs, the parathyroid hormone stimulates the removal of calcium from the bones and teeth (osteolysis), to buffer or neutralize the excess acidity. After many years, such calcium loss results in depleted bone, bone weakness and structure.”
Source: Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 10, No. 3 & 4, 1995
Arthritis and Alkalinity
Alkaline Mineral Supplementation Decreases Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
This incredible study from Institute for Prevention and Nutrition (Germany) provided clear and unquestionable evidence that using an alkaline mineral supplement (30g daily) reduced pain and increased movement in patients with moderately active Rheumatoid Arthritis over a 12-week period.
Source: The Open Nutrition Journal, 2008, 2, 100-105
Do you want to safeguard yourself from degenerative diseases while living with more energy, a lean, fit body, great skin, youthfulness and vitality?
How You Can Guarantee Your Health With Alkaline Minerals
The above studies prove, without question, that having sufficient alkaline mineral buffers to neutralize dietary, metabolic and environmental acids is critical to maintaining excellent health, energy and vitality and to the prevention of degenerative disease.
It is also highlighted in several of these studies that using an alkaline mineral supplement is an effective way of guaranteeing your daily intake of alkaline minerals is sufficient.
The efficacy of using an alkalizing mineral supplement (and these supplements providing a usable form of these minerals) is further supported by this June 2009 study published in the Nutrition Journal, “Effect of a supplement rich in alkaline minerals on acid-base balance in humans”. The study concluded “that the ingestion of a multimineral supplement is associated with both a significant increase in blood and urinary pH”.
If you want to guarantee you have sufficient alkalizing minerals than supplementation is a smart choice.
I’ve been working and researching in the alkaline diet field for over 25 years now and have seen mineral supplements come and go, and the one thing that determines whether a nutritional supplement will be successful or not is: does it work.
Poor quality nutritional supplements get found out very quickly.
With that in mind, there are the two alkaline mineral supplements that I personally recommend to prevent disease and maintain the alkaline design of the body fluids. I have been using these personally and with my patients for the over 20 years now and they have been incredibly effective.
pH Miracle pHour Salts
Another bonus of this supplement is that it makes green drinks taste better when mixed together!
The pH Miracle pHlavor Mineral Salts
A comprehensive multi-mineral formula that will aid your pH balance and give your body all of the most essential alkaline minerals.
An Alkaline "LIFE" style Comes First
You should always aim to get an abundance of nutrients from whole foods – there are no shortcuts here. This is just essential.
To make sure you’re getting plenty of alkaline minerals in your life I have discovered you should both consume good quality (organic) fresh, vibrant, healthy, high-water content, often raw, green fruit and vegetables. PLUS, you should supplement alkalizing mineral salts to ensure that you always have a safety net against excess dietary, metabolic and/or environment acids. It is SO important to get enough of the right alkaizing minerals every day and the best way to do this is with organic green fruit and vegetables and supplemental alkaizing mineral salts of sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium.
This is particularly important if you have been out of balance or over-acid, because there is always blood and tissue repair, detoxification and tidying up to do in your blood and other cells. So providing your body with an abundance of alkaline minerals is one of the very best things you can do.
Here are the whole food sources:
Sunflower Seed sprouts
Sunflower Seed sprouts
Note on Sodium: Here I am talking about proper, non-processed sea or lake salts, not processed table salt or the salt added to refined foods.
According to my research:
Today’s common table salt is a poison that has nothing in common with natural liquid colloidal salt. Most common table salt is made up of chemicals that pollute your body and wreak havoc on your health. Your table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for a myriad of health challenges in your body. [see the full article here]
Sodium is essential in the body, and the above listed alkaline vegetables provide you with a good, clean source of this important salt.
Sufficient alkaline minerals is essential to good health. Your body really needs you to minimize the acids you consume from the foods and liquids you ingest and focus on ingesting alkalizing green fruti and vegetable and alkaline water. When we over-consume acidic foods, the body will use your alkaline reserves in your body (calcium from bones, for example) to neutralize these acids which in turn will may then lead to sickness and disease. The body can only make alkaline buffers from base minerals and so by giving the body an abundance of alkalinity or base minerals we not only ease the acid burden but also give the body the tools it needs to work optimally.
The four main alkaline minerals are calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium (clean, not refined table salt). These are abundant in fresh fruit and vegetables (particularly greens), and I advise you to eat 12 servings each day!
Once again I recommend two alkalizing mineral supplements - pH Miracle pHour Salts and pH Miracle pHlavor salts for preventing and reversing cancers, including pancreatic cancer, Arthiritis, Osteoporosis, CVC and more. In the short-medium term these two alkalizing mineral supplements will help undo any previous acidic damage and assist in detoxifying the body of acids, bacteria, yeast, and mold and in the long-term will help to maintain your alkaline balance, giving you a daily safety net to ensure you get enough of these minerals day-in-day-out.
Sources and References:
1. Diet-induced acidosis: is it real and clinically relevant? British Journal of Nutrition Cambridge University Press; Joseph Pizzornoa, Lynda A. Frassettoa and Joseph Katzingera
2. Acid-Mediated Tumor Invasion: a Multidisciplinary Study; Cancer Research 66, 5216-5223, May 15, 2006; Robert A. Gatenby, Edward T. Gawlinski, Arthur F. Gmitro, Brant Kaylor and Robert J. Gillies
3. The Potential Role of Systemic Buffers in Reducing Intratumoral Extracellular pH and Acid-Mediated Invasion; Cancer Research 69, 2677, March 15, 2009; Ariosto S. Silva, Jose A. Yunes, Robert J. Gillies and Robert A. Gatenby
4. Alkaline Mineral Supplementation Decreases Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients; The Open Nutrition Journal, 2008, 2, 100-105; Regina Maria Cseuz, Istvan Barna, Tamas Bender and Jurgen Vormann
5. Treatment with Potassium Bicarbonate Lowers Calcium Excretion and Bone Resorption in Older Men and Women; The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 94, No. 1 96-102; Bess Dawson-Hughes, Susan S. Harris, Nancy J. Palermo, Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, Helen M. Rasmussen and Gerard E. Dallal
6. Minerals and Disease; Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 10, No. 3 & 4, 1995; Joseph D. Campbell
7. Preservative Effect of Electrolyzed Reduced Water on Pancreatic b -Cell Mass in Diabetic db/db Mice; Biol. Pharm. Bull. 30(2) 234—236 (2007); Mi-Ja KIM, Kyung Hee JUNG, Yoon Kyung UHM, Kang-Hyun LEEM, and Hye Kyung KIM
8. The Effect of Acid/Alkaline Nutrition on Psychophysiological Function; Int J Biosocial Res. Vol.
9. (2); 182-202, 1987; Rudolf A. Wiley - Severe Osteomalacia Associated with Renal Tubular Acidosis in Crohn’s Disease; Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Vol 31, No 3, March 1986; Rui MM Victorino, Margarida B Lucas, Miguel Carneiro de Moura10Metabolic acidosis of CKD: diagnosis, clinical characteristics, and treatment; American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 45, Issue 6, Pages 978-993 J. Kraut, I. Kurtz11Lean Tissue: Alkaline diets favor lean tissue mass in older adults; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 87, No. 3, 662-665, March 2008; Bess Dawson-Hughes, Susan S Harris and Lisa Ceglia