January 25, 2012
I just finished reading Never Fear Cancer Again and was about to post my review when I read another review saying that the author was wrong to place importance on pH, and that what you eat has no effect on pH. As one trained in the biological sciences, I feel a duty to throw some light on this so that people are not misled. The author is correct in his assessment of the importance of pH and that pH is influenced by diet. What you eat does matter. For example, studies show that hip fracture incidence among countries correlates very well with the acid load imposed by animal food intake, while alkalizing plant food intake is very protective against hip fracture.
The science is very clear in this matter. Contemporary acid-producing diets produce a low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis in otherwise healthy adults. Numerous health problems are now resulting from the mismatch between our genetically determined nutritional requirements and our current acidic diet. Most of us are suffering from the consequences of chronic, diet-induced low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis that is causing growth retardation in children, decreased muscle and bone mass in adults, kidney stone formation, cancer and other problems. Further, many of the problems caused by acidosis have been shown to be reversible by alkalizing the body. Neutralization of the net acid load by supplementing with potassium bicarbonate has been shown to improve calcium, phosphorus, and nitrogen balances, to improve reduced bone resorption rates, and to mitigate the normally occurring age-related decline in growth hormone secretion.
Never Fear Cancer Again is the best book on natural cancer healing I've ever read. The author is an MIT graduate and obviously brilliant; he is a master at taking complex science and reducing it to simple concepts that anyone can understand and profit from. As he explains, if you restore your sick cells to normal function, whatever is wrong goes away--including cancer. I give it five stars!
Review by Blochem, Amazon Reviewer