On his website, Tullio Simoncini tells us about his groundbreaking “discovery” that cancer is a fungus – candida albicans to be precise – which can be cured with baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate). To explain the fungus, Simoncini argues this is due to “excess acidity” of the body, which allows the fungus free rein.
According to Simoncini, lowering the body’s acidity by administering baking soda cures the fungus = the cancer.
Simoncini complains that his brilliant theory will never be researched by the scientific community, because:
The canonical experimentation is allowed only if you follow the rules convenient only for those who have the economic or political power, the rest is just useless talks. The society, through the politicians should protect the most fertile minds, allowing them to experiment their ideas freely. On the contrary, today, with the pretext of protecting the citizens deemed most ignorant, it only protects the powerful’s interests, to the detriment of the patients. Besides, history teaches that the patronizing attitude by souverains towards the ignorant subjects has always been an excuse to pursue their own filthy interests.
That’s a lot of words for saying: they will never research my theory because they are only interested in maintaining the status quo and will habitually suppress brilliant ideas from anyone not belonging to their own set.
Obviously, this is all very unfair, especially to desperate patients, as new ideas that could potentially save their lives – such as curing cancer with baking soda – will never see the light of day.
The odd thing though is that on his website he also says this:
Based on years of scientific and clinical research, at the centre of every cancer tumour is a common fungus, Candida albicans. The good news is that it can be treated with a powerful antifungal agent that’s inexpensive and readily available.
Huh? How can this be? He just told us there was no research!
We decided to do some searching ourselves and as it turns out, quite a number of studies have been done into the effect of manipulating the body’s pH and sodium bicarbonate on cancer, albeit not by Simoncini. Here’s a short overview of our findings:
The first study is into the effect of urinary pH on the progression of urinary bladder tumours. As you can see, adding sodium bicarbonate to the mice’s food causes the urine to be alkalic – with high pH, which appears to stimulate cancer growth. Also, sodium bicarb could not prevent the growth of induced cancer in mice, but even seems to give them more cancer.
There are a quite a number of studies to be found that show this same adverse effect of sodium bicarbonate. It seems that sodium bicarbonate stimulates already present tumor growth. This could mean that, if you already have cancer, sodium bicarbonate will make it grow even faster.
The sodium bicarbonate seems to enhance the toxicity of certain carcinogenic agents rather than reduce it. The reason for this is the unfavourable pH of sodium bicarbonate.
Here the researchers try to suppress the strong tumor accelerating properties of alkalic bica (NaHCO3) with large quantities of vitamin C.
On his web site, Simoncini triumphantly presents this study as the proof for the efficacy of sodium bicarbonate against cancer: Bicarbonate increases tumor pH and inhibits spontaneous metastases.
One important thing the authors of this study report however is that the sodium bicarbonate did not have an effect on the growth rate of the cancer. In other words: it did not destroy the cancer itself. Also, the number of metastases in the sodium bicarbonate group was by no means zero and the mice were not cured. There is an interesting but extremely limited effect here of which the researchers themselves say they don’t know what caused it.
If proponents of Tullio Simoncini conclude that this study proves sodium bicarbonate can cure cancer and prevents development of metastases, they have not read the article.
All this has got me very confused.
First, Simoncini says the scientific Powers that Be have always suppressed any research into his theory. But as it turns out, they haven’t. He also says that “years of scientific research” prove that at the centre of every cancer there is a fungus. But scientific research proves no such thing. And then he tells us cancer can be cured with sodium bicarbonate, although scientific research seems to show just the opposite.
Anyone who understands this, please enlighten us!