There is plenty of research showing the link between pH and cancer and there is no doubt that cancer thrives in an acidic environment, and doesn’t survive in a normal, more alkaline environment. Cancer cells make your body even more acidic as they produce lactic acid, so if you have cancer, your pH levels are low and your body is too acidic.
Cancer cells produce by products which are toxic to the body including lactic acid, once thought to be a waste product of cancer growth. However, there now appears to be a paradigm shift in thinking, that cancer generated lactic acid is primarily secreted as a major mechanism to inactivate the immune systems response, rather than being ‘just a waste product‘. It is this lactic acid release and build up which causes severe pain for the host, therefore if we can reverse acidity levels in the body this will not only expose cancer cells to the immune system but also reduce pain and suffering.
‘An acidic pH can markedly impede the function of normal immune cells‘
‘The studies suggest that cancer cells can ‘enhance their survival’ by inhibiting the anti-cancer immune response through actively maintaining a slightly acidic micro-environment’.
Another factor in people with cancer, elevated lactic acid neutralizes the activity of Lymphocyte immune response and mobility. Lactic acid and hydrogen are released from the tumor cells via the mitochondria to dampen the immune systems response, thereby allowing the cancer cells to grow uncontrollably without being detected.
A team of researchers at Duke University Medical Center have also shown that Lactic acid has been found to be an energy source for tumors, where by lactic acid fuels tumor growth, therefore pointing out the importance of adopting an alkalizing dietary regime for cancer prevention and cancer healing.