Patient Profile: Acidic pH and the Battle Against Cancer
by Victoria Hamm, Certified Medical Assistant
How do our bodies become acidic? Much of our modern diet is acid forming and most of our body functions—movement, thoughts, etc.—also produce acidic waste. Fortunately, our bodies have processes that work to eliminate the acid byproducts. But if we’re over acidic, our body’s “balancing” processes become overworked as they try to get rid of the acid.
As cancer patients come into the clinic, they are shown the link between acidic pH and cancer. 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. A patient here at the Riordan Clinic is taking action to make her body more alkaline, which is vital in the battle against cancer. The majority of the foods and drinks many of us consume are acidic, such as meat, grains and sugar, with colas and other soft drinks being highly acidic. This patient has changed to eating a very healthy diet, full of fresh fruit and vegetables, so her body isn’t too acidic. This is helping her body so her cancer does not grow or feed on the acidic foods she eats.
With the help of our doctors here at the Riordan Clinic, you can change your diet and learn about how to balance your pH level to help your body stay more alkalized. Call 316-682-3100 today to schedule your appointment.