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by: Mark Sircus., AC, OMD
(NaturalNews)The cancer industry is closing in on baking soda and
beginning to do research in earnest about sodium bicarbonate and how it
is a primary tool in the treatment of fungus. Cancer is a fungus, can be
caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late-stage fungal infections,
and now the Mayo Clinic confirms this. They are not the first to say so
though. Many, even from the official world of orthodox oncology,
recognize the similarities of cancer and fungal infections, the decay
that ties these two together in a dance that all too often ends in
The Mayo Clinic is saying that a fungal
infection of the gastrointestinal tract mimics cancer and inflammatory
bowel disease. The invasive fungus, Basidiobolus ranarum, is typically
found in the soil, decaying organic matter and the gastrointestinal tracts of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and bats.
with this fungal infection had non-specific symptoms such as abdominal
pain or a mass that could be felt on examination. Before a conclusive
diagnosis of the fungal infection was made, most patients were thought
to have abdominal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulitis.
Surgical resection of the area of involvement and prolonged antifungal
therapy successfully treated most patients.
Interestingly, a few years ago researchers at Johns Hopkins
were surprised that the drug itraconazole, commonly used to treat
toenail fungus, can also block angiogenesis, the growth of new blood
vessels commonly seen in cancers. Tumor angiogenesis is the
proliferation of a network of blood vessels that penetrates into
cancerous growths, supplying nutrients and oxygen and removing waste
products. Cancer researchers studying the conditions necessary for
cancer metastasis have discovered that angiogenesis is one of the critical events required for metasteses to occur.
In mice induced to have excess blood vessel growth, treatment with
itraconazole reduced blood vessel growth by 67% compared to placebo. "We
were surprised, to say the least, that itraconazole popped up as a
potential blocker of angiogenesis," says Dr. Jun O. Liu, professor of
pharmacology. "We couldn't have predicted that an antifungal drug would
have such a role." Itraconazole was found to reduce the numbers of
circulating cancer cells, prevent the worsening of prostate cancers, and
delay the need for chemotherapy. However, it has serious side effects
when given in the necessary high dosages that include hypertension, low
potassium levels and fluid retention. These side effects require
treatment with other medications. Effects of high doses of itraconazole
could lead to heart failure.
For two decades John Hopkins has recognized the increasing frequency of severe fungal infections in patients with neoplastic diseases.
Most fungal infections are caused by the commonly recognized
opportunistic fungi Candida spp and Aspergillus spp, and the pathogenic
fungi Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidiodes
immitis, and less often by Blastomyces dermatidis. However, recently
newer pathogens such as Pheohyphomycetes, Hyalohyphomycetes, Zygomycetes
and other fungi of emerging importance such as Torulopsis glabrata,
Trichosporon beigelii, Malassezia spp, Saccharomyces spp, Hansenula spp,
Rhodotorula spp, and Geotrichum candidum have appeared as significant
causes of infection in this patient population.
Simoncini does not say that cancer is caused by yeast; what he is
telling the world is that the cancer is a yeast overgrowth. What causes
the cancer (or a yeast-filled tumor) is another thing. Simoncini has
always insisted that tumors are white because they are fungi. Some have
made fun of him, but looking around at the extremely sparse information
about the subject, I ran into one person saying:
"If someone had
asked me a year ago what color the inside of a tumor was, I would have
guessed red and gray. When they did the biopsy, I asked to see the
tissue specimens: five quarter-inch to half-inch strings of vermicelli
(Italian for little worms) with little streakings of blood. They didn't
look evil to me, just strings of fat. The entire mass was white inside as the pathology report stated.
Specialists in throat and mouth cancer say that cancers can be red or white patches:
any patch that appears randomly and is red or white in color could be a
mouth cancer symptom. The white patches in the mouth are called
leukoplakia and the red patches are called erythroplakia, which are
pre-cancerous conditions. Though these red or white patches are not
always cancerous, it could be the result of a fungal infection caused by
Candida called thrush. Thrush will lead to a red patch that often
bleeds after the white patch disappears. A small amount of this fungus
lives in your mouth most of the time. It is usually kept in check by
your immune system and other types of germs that also normally live in
your mouth. However, when your immune system is weak, the fungus can
It just so happens that a toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer, according to University of California Irvine Researchers.
And a French case-control study of 1,010 breast cancer cases and 1,950
controls with nonmalignant diseases found that breast cancer was
associated with increased frequency of mold-fermented cheese
consumption. Fungi produce mycotoxins, which can kill us or cause
Dr. Wang and Groopman from the Environmental Health
Sciences Department at Johns Hopkins published on the effects of mold
toxins on DNA in Mutation Research, a leading cancer journal. They said mycotoxins with carcinogenic potency include aflatoxins,
sterigmatocystin, ochratoxin, fumonisins, zearalenone, and some
Penicillium toxins. Most of these carcinogenic mycotoxins are genotoxic
agents. Aflatoxin is a potent genotoxic agent, is mutagenic in many
model systems and produces chromosomal aberrations, micronuclei, sister
chromatid exchange, unscheduled DNA synthesis, and chromosomal strand
breaks. Most strikingly, the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and
development of human hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is
demonstrated by studies.
Harrison et al. (1993) examined
human breast cancer tissue for evidence of the presence of aflatoxin.
The researchers examined human DNA from a variety of tissues and organs
to identify and quantify aflatoxin DNA-adducts. Such adducts are
considered to be proof of the mycotoxin's presence in a particular
tissue. Aflatoxins may in fact be a risk factor for cancer induction in a
variety of organs in man, in the same manner as that of cigarette
DNA from normal and tumorous tissue obtained from
patients with cancer of the breast was examined. Tumor tissues had
higher aflatoxin-adduct levels than did normal tissue from the same
individual. The result of this study verifies the presence of
carcinogenic aflatoxin within the cancer tissue and thus implicates
aflatoxin as a cause of breast cancer. That is the same as saying
cancer is a fungus or is caused by a fungus and this is what Dr.
Simoncini has been saying all along.
Intensive Care Units are
particularly on alert with immunocompromised and oncology patients for
fungal infections. "Patients with brain tumors used to have a life
expectancy of 3-12 months, but better treatment has allowed them to live
a bit longer," said Brenda Shelton, clinical nurse specialist at the
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore. "The last two brain tumor ICU patients we treated died of
infection, not of their disease. One patient had a rare fungus, and the
other had candidemia. Years ago, you would not see most of these fungal
infections in patients with brain tumors because they would not live
"The biggest misconception is the belief that
fungal infections are rare," Shelton said. "Another misconception is
fungal infections are like every other severe infection. They are harder
to manage, harder to eradicate and more frequent than people realize."
One of the most common complications involved in treating patients with hematologic cancer is fungal infections.
fungal infection in human lungs produces large amounts of oxalic acid,
which is extremely toxic to the blood vessels and which may cause fatal
pulmonary hemorrhages. Consequently, oxalic acid (calcium oxalate
crystals) in the sputum or lung specimens of patients is also an
indication of an Aspergillus infection of the lung. These calcium
oxalate crystals are the same as the calcium oxalate found in breast
cancers. The presence of oxalates in the breast is indicative of the
presence of fungi interwoven within the stages of breast cancer
development. Since humans do not make oxalic acid themselves, this is an
Dr. Robert Young
states, "Bacteria, yeast/fungi, and mold are not the cause of a
cancerous condition but are the result and the evidence of cells and
tissues biologically transforming from a healthy state and to an
unhealthy state." Dr. Young astutely observed that, "over-acidification
of the body leads to the development of chronic yeast and fungal
infections and ultimately a cancerous condition of the cells and
If one has cancer, chances are pretty good that one
also has a fungal infection to one degree or another.
to The Home Medical Encyclopedia, in 1963 about one-half of all
Americans suffered from an "unrecognized" systemic fungal condition.
Far more Americans suffer from fungal infections today as antibiotics,
hormone replacement therapies, and birth control pills continue to be
consumed like candy. Thus more and more children are becoming infected
with candidal meningitis or viral meningitis, which means their systems
are suffering under the weight of fungi who put out an assortment of
poisons - or mycotoxins.
Sodium Bicarbonate is an Antifungal Agent
current controversy over sodium bicarbonate and its use in oncology
might be relatively new but baking soda has a long history of helping
people get through the worst medical conditions. The Eloquent Peasant,
an Egyptian literary work dated around 2000 B.C., refers to a peddler
selling natron, a natural blend of sodium bicarbonate, chloride and
sodium carbonate used in mummification, just one of hundreds of uses
this compound has been put to. Baking soda's first widespread use was
probably as a leavening agent for bread and other baked goods. It has
been used commercially since 1775, although the now-famous Arm &
Hammer brand wasn't introduced until 1867.
(Na2HCO3) is recognized by most as ordinary baking soda, which is found
in deposits around the globe. Its backbone characteristic is to maintain
balance of carbon dioxide, bicarbonate and pH. Sodium bicarbonate is
available and sold in every supermarket and pharmacy in the world and is
widely used in emergency rooms and intensive care wards in injectable
forms but is sold as a common household substance that is used for
hundreds of different things.
Read my book, Sodium Bicarbonate,
and see that something as inexpensive as baking soda will outperform
the most expensive pharmaceuticals. Across a wide range of disorders,
including cancer and diabetes, we find conclusive evidence and plenty of
theoretical backing to suggest that sodium bicarbonate is a frontline
universal medicine that should be employed by all practitioners of the
healing and medical arts for a broad range of disorders that are
afflicting contemporary man.
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About the author:
About the author:
Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) http://www.imva.info/.
Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the
Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School
of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the
Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title
of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first
nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's
IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with
the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.
particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable
infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that
are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children.
His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on
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