Can Baking Soda Cause Stomach Cancer?

Posted by Mary (New Brunswick, Canada) on 09/14/2007

Asking about Soda Bicarb... a friend took it 2-3 times a day and after a few years was admitted to hospital with cancer of the stomach. Do we not need some acid in our stomaches to digest our food? Could this be a reason for her stomach cancer?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Not possible as cancer viruses don't exists in alkaline environment of a bicarbonate only when long term acid reflux, some bloody stool or difficulty of eating is often indicated months before stomach cancer. A stomach cancer cannot grow overnight or weeks.

My own experience is cancer causing chemical came from cooked cured meats), where cured meats containing heated at high temperature to form peroxynitrite, acrylamide and other dangerous substance, and those are well known to cause them. Still it takes at least over a year of eating to get it, if you try hard enough. Severe stress, such as death in the family can appear quicker, but still it takes almost a year.

I can incorrectly blame drinking water and breathing air to cause cancer too. I should have had it from taking baking soda too, since I have been taking them for more than 35 years.


Replied by Marilyn
Calgary City Alberta

Could you tell if okay to put half teaspoon of baking soda in my lemon and raw honey drink?