Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The myth of cancer cure....

Times and again, I was told by well intended people that, in order to better my chances of survival against cancer, I must alter the pH balance of my cells environment. In other words, I must put more “Alkalinity” into my body because cancer cells can not survive in alkaline environment.

In this regards, I had been introduced “Alkaline supplements” to create a “less acidic” body condition so that my body environment is less friendly to cancer cell. It really amazed me that, there are so many over enthusiastic sales personnel from direct sale companies suddenly became so eloquent about cancer cure. Mind you, these people are not medically trained, but will always tried to convince and confuse you with their “cure all” supplements with all sort of conspiracy theories of large pharmaceutical companies suppressing their so called “proven” alternative cures. Sometimes, I do wish all these peddlers of “Cancer cure supplements” can be enlightened with ethic, less driven by profit motivation, and blessed with basic medical knowledge to cause less harm to cancer patients.

The great scholar and philosopher, Confucius, once said “ A little bit of knowledge is very dangerous”. While I am not denying the fact that there are many researches that concluded that high alkalinity inhibits growth of cancer cells, but these researches are done in laboratory condition ! Our human body is a very complex chemistry driven eco system. It is virtually impossible to alter cell environment to derive high alkalinity condition by taking “alkaline liquid or supplement”.

In fact, our body is chemically conditioned to obtain balance by excreting any excess acidity or alkalinity through urine and sweats. So, as an educated man with a sound mind, I don't think by intensively taking supplements or alkaline liquids is going to improve the chances of cure for cancer. As a cancer patient, I hope, our Ministry of Health can come up with guideline to regulate the over enthusiastic of direct sales companies to prevent further misinformation of their hocus pocus alternative cures.

So, the question is, “Can cancer be prevented or cured by intensely taking alkaline liquids or supplements ?” I don't think so ! So, if next time you are approach by person claiming otherwise, please take the person's calim with a bucket of salts. My take on this is, to minimize the risk of cancer and to improve the chances of recovery, perhaps, we should not deny ourself evidence based treatment protocol, maintain a healthy lifestyles by having regular exercises to improve the oxygen intake into our body, eat everything in moderations, eat more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods, consult your doctor and don't miss your annual medical check-ups, and most important of all, be more jovials to lead a less stressful life.

And, lastly, if you are strickened with cancer, it caused no harm to seek spiritual comforts in the Almighty., by faith, the Almighty is our ultimate healer !

1 comment:

hoon said...

Verses of encouragement

(1 Timothy 2:3-4)=This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

(Nahum 1:7)=The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him

(Matthew 6:34)="Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

The LORD continues to bless you for you are a blessings to many!