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Baking Soda aka Sodium Bicarbonate For Multiple Myeloma?

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While I have scoured the Internet for evidence that baking soda cures multiple myeloma the closest I’ve gotten to actionable information are several anecdotal sources found by searching Baking Soda in Oncology.

One of the first non-conventional myeloma therapies that I read about years ago was that Dr. Tullio Simoncini had shown that baking soda treated cancer by lowering the body’s pH.

When I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma I did not understand the difference between conventional and non-convention therapies. I had no idea how research and peer-reviewed studies fit into the cancer picture.

I am both a long-term multiple myeloma survivor and a multiple myeloma cancer coach. I have remained in complete remission since April of 1999 by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-myeloma lifestyle through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, mind-body and non-conventional therapies.

Yes, there is a long and growing list of conventional (FDA approved) therapies for multiple myeloma. And when combined with evidence-based, non-toxic therapies for multiple myeloma, I think patients can include toxic therapies in their multiple myeloma regimen.

While I have scoured the Internet for evidence that baking soda cures multiple myeloma the closest I’ve gotten to actionable information are several anecdotal sources found by searching Baking Soda in Oncology.

I would like nothing more than to be able to provide evidence-based information to fellow MMers about baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate curing multiple myeloma. But I can’t.

However, what I can do is provide evidence-based information about baking soda and other alternative cancer therapies. According to the article linked below, baking soda enhances chemotherapy.

I have personal experience with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Whole-body Hyperthermia. Both are important complementary cancer therapies.

If you have a question or comment about your own MM needs scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Recommended Reading-

Does Baking Soda Function as a Magic Bullet for Patients With Cancer? A Mini Review

“Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is widely used in the clinic as an antacid for treating gastric hyperacidity, among other conditions. Chao et al have reported a clinical trial about targeting intratumor lactic acidosis–transarterial chemoembolization. Based on conventional transarterial chemoembolization, the authors added a 5% sodium bicarbonate solution to cytotoxic drugs, resulting in a high local control rate.

The explanation for the antitumor effects of sodium bicarbonate is related to acidosis in the tumor microenvironment.

In this review, we summarize the findings from studies administering sodium bicarbonate alone or in combination with other anticancer therapies as cancer treatments, and discuss methods for safe and effective use of sodium bicarbonate in the clinic…


The distinctive metabolic mode of solid tumors leads to acidity in the tumor microenvironment, which results in the activation of multiple factors contributing to tumor development. The most direct method to conquer the acidity is neutralization.

Several in vivo experiments have revealed potential anticancer effects of sodium bicarbonate alone or in combination with other therapies. The use of TILA-TACE has confirmed that local application potentially represents an ideal administration method, and the combination of sodium bicarbonate with other anticancer therapies might be more effective. However, a large-scale clinical trial is necessary to test and verify this hypothesis and we hope it will be confirmed…”

Baking Soda Dos and Don’ts

“Baking Soda Dos-

  • Calm indigestion:
  • Treat insect bites and stings:
  • Keep your mouth healthy:
  • Help chemotherapy work: While no scientific studies have found that baking soda cures cancer, research does show that it can help some cancer treatments work better. Some chemotherapy drugs need alkaline conditions. Others become more toxic in an acid environment. That’s why some doctors suggest using some form of sodium bicarbonate for best treatment results. Your oncologist can tell you if your drugs will get a boost from baking soda.
  • Mouth and throat changes are common chemo side effects. If this happens to you, rinse your mouth three times daily with a mixture of 1 cup warm water, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/8 teaspoon salt, followed by a rinse with plain water.

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Carl Olden says last month

PMC7544731 discusses the role of baking soda in the Warburg effect. Maybe not a cure for Myeloma. Possibly helpful. I got lost reading. If you digest it… please share results on Beating MM with a Naturopathic Approach.

    David Emerson says last month

    Hi Carl-

    I don’t mind admitting that I too got lost reading that article. Baking soda as a cancer therapy has been around forever but that article does not help the conversation. I wish I could be more help.

    David Emerson

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Paul La Spina says 3 years ago

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 multiple melanoma and your website is one of the few that are encouraging. I have tried radiation but refused chemo. I am presently getting IV peroxide, IV Vitamin C, and UBI blood Ozone treatments. I am open to any suggestions you may have and want to know your feelings on IV Tumeric (offered only outside of the USA now) and IV Baking Soda as well. What have you done that has worked for you? I am sorely looking for guidance in this matter and welcome any advice you can offer.

Thanks Paul

    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Paul,

    I will assume that you have been diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma. Melanoma is often confused with myeloma. Mel. is skin cancer, myeloma is a blood cancer.

    While the therapies you list- IV vitamin C, Ozone, food grade hydrogen peroxide, have shown efficacy, your challenge is that at stage 3, your MM is advanced. As a comparison, if you were pre-MM (MGUS or SMM), or even stage 1, you may be able to manage your MM with non-toxic therapies.

    However, stage 3 MM means that you have a significant percentage of monoclonal proteins (MM cells) in your bone marrow, perhaps even kidney or bone involvement, and your immunoglobulins and freelight chains may be negatively affected.

    My advice would be to learn about integrative MM therapies- non-toxic therapies shown to enhance the efficacy of conventional chemotherapy while they reduce the toxicity.

    An example would be Velcade (Bortezomib). You could undergo low-dose Velcade while also undergoing curcumin, thymoquinone, CBD, others, all shown to enhance Velcade.

    I would have to understand the specifics of your situation of course, but I’m pretty sure that if you’ve been diagnosed at stage 3, your MM is advanced and therefore you need at least a low dose of conventional chemo to bring your MM under control

    Let me know if you have any questions. Hang in there,

    David Emerson

Brenda says 4 years ago

Hello David, please give me the cost of the coaching course. Thanks

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Brenda-

    The cost of the MM cancer coaching program is $199.00. The cost of a one hour consult w/me if purchased along with the MM CC program is $99.00. The stand alone price of a one hour consult is $199.00. Let me know if you have any questions.

    The MM CC program-

    David Emerson

Robert McGee says 4 years ago

Thank you for the info.

    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    You’re welcome Robert- David

Shane says 5 years ago

This is very insightful. I’ve learned a lot here. Baking soda for cancer should be given more attention and funding of course.

    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    I agree-

Mayumi Liwayway Espina says 5 years ago

I think it’s wonderful that unconventional methods of treating cancer are given light for more in depth study. Chemotherapy has always been the go-to treatment for cancer although it affects the quality of the patients’ life drastically. Baking soda as a medication for cancer still has a long way to go. But I believe with further studies it can be benefitial.

    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Thanks Mayumi- I agree.


Allan Joaquin says 5 years ago

Whether this has scientific backing or not, I think this helps people in therapy. For many cancer patients, quality of life is just as important as the cure itself. Thanks to this article, we learned more about the lowly baking soda.

Lynn says 5 years ago

This article has some very important information. I didn’t know that baking soda can help cure cancer. I’m happy to have found this and will be sure to share this with others so it can help more.

James Frazer Mann says 6 years ago

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Jolynne Hudnell says 8 years ago

Hi! You have published my entire article for the former Yahoo! Contributor Network without permission. Please remove the article promptly or contact me regarding payment for use. Thank you for your time.

    David Emerson says 8 years ago

    Hi Jolynne-
    The Galen Foundation DBA PeopleBeatingCancer is a 501c3 non-profit. As such PBC can legally reproduce content that we don’t make money from.

    Thank you for your time.

    David Emerson
    Cancer Survivor, Director

demerson says 11 years ago

Hi Jerry-

Regarding baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate as cancer therapy, I have no personal experience with this cancer therapy but it has been regularly discussed in cancer forums for years. Like most non-conventional cancer therapies, more research needs to be done.

David Emerson

1) Natural News gives a positive view of baking soda and cancer linked below-

Baking soda, cancer and fungus

"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 miserable death."


2) Dr. Andrew Weil gives a negative review of this therapy-

"Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is promoted online and elsewhere as a treatment for cancer. One rather bizarre theory behind this idea holds that cancer is "actually" caused by a yeast infection and that the sodium bicarbonate can kill the yeast and cure the cancer. This is nonsense. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support this notion about yeast.

Although a small study published last year reported that oral bicarbonate may have a beneficial effect against cancer metastasis in mice, the concept that it can treat "cancer-causing yeast" in human beings comes from an Italian physician who has written a book on the subject and promotes his views on a website and in various videos posted online. You should be aware that Italian authorities have revoked the medical license of this physician and that he has been convicted for wrongful death and swindling, but according to Cancer Treatment Watch is appealing his conviction and continues to advocate his treatment.
Please also be aware that sodium bicarbonate presents metabolic risks for people with high blood pressure, patients with lung, heart or kidney diseases as well as for cancer patients. In no case is it advisable to take excess sodium on a regular basis."


 I found this explanation on Yahoo Voices to present the information well-

Can Baking Soda Cure Cancer?

Jolynne Hudnell, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Jun 26, 2011 "Share your voice on Yahoo! websites. Start Here."
Baking Soda
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There are several sites on the internet that claim baking soda, usually mixed with another ingredient, can cure cancer. Many of these claims even have a "personal experience" story to allegedly back up those claims. Can baking soda cure cancer?

Dr. Tullio Simoncini is known for treating cancer with baking soda injected directly into the cancerous area. He believes that cancers grow in a yeast environment and that baking soda kills this yeast so cancer cells die.

Others take a broader approach and just take baking soda orally, usually with another ingredient, such as maple syrup or molasses.

According to an article on Natural News, a man treated late stage prostate cancer himself by using baking soda with molasses as well as eating a nutritious diet and using special breathing exercises. The point was to raise the alkaline level in his body and to increase oxygen to kill cancer cells. According to the article, this treatment worked.

Since cancer cells use sugars to thrive, mixing the baking soda with maple syrup, or molasses, is intended to get the baking soda directly to the cancer. I don't understand how the baking soda would know to stay with the sugar once it enters the body, but if they say so.

But according to Health Central, taking too much baking soda can actually cause an overdose. Symptoms can be as severe as to include muscle spasms and convulsions. According to Cancer Treatment Watch, the injected treatment promoted by Dr. Simoncini is not only ineffective, but it is dangerous as well.

Why would anyone take baking soda to cure cancer? Many people cannot afford expensive cancer treatment or lose hope after all traditional methods of cancer treatment have been exhausted.

Baking soda in small amounts is for the most part a safe, natural remedy. But care should be taken not to overdo because of the potential for overdose. Also, be sure to check with your physician before trying any home remedies to cure any disease, even cancer. You want to be sure there will be no reactions especially if you are undergoing other medical treatments at the same time.



Paul Fassa; Bicarbonate of Soda Used to Treat Stage Four Prostate Cancer; http://www.naturalnews.com/027481_prostate_cancer_baking_soda.html

Health Central; How Is Baking Soda Used to Treat Cancer?; http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/h/how-is-baking-soda-used-to-treat-cancer.html

Rob Koene, MD, PhD and Sophie Josephus Jitta; Be Wary of Simoncini Cancer Therapy; http://www.cancertreatmentwatch.org/reports/simoncini.sh


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