It's one thing when an Oncologist tells you have cancer; it's another when they add a timeline of how long you will probably live... ("Get your affairs in order, because you're not gonna live another year/six months/four weeks.") What its that all about. It puts a horrible scare in families. I personally look at it another way: "Oh, you have a year/six months/four weeks to start the healing process! Let's go!"
But realistically, when a doctor tells you have been diagnosed with cancer, your world falls apart. There are tremendous feelings of fear, powerlessness, and confusion. These feelings are a natural and important part of the grieving process; and if held inside, can strike a more intense blow to an already weakened immune system.
With the help of a support system, in the form of friends, family and hopefully physicians, your next step will be to become a student of your disease, and start doing research about possible causes (i.e. genetics, diet, stresses, toxic exposure, etc), treatment options, and success rates. The more educated you are about your ailments, the more empowered and confident you’ll become, and that will give you hope! This is part of mentally and emotionally strengthening yourself.
Another important thing will be to look at what your personal responsibilities are in the healing process: which personal changes are you willing to make? Are you willing to cleanse the body (the liver, the colon, the blood vessels, the cells)? And how about your (possible) work situation? Does work stress you out? Are you overloaded with responsibilities? Are you working well with colleagues? Do you travel to much for work; or to-and-from work? etc. The obvious reason for these changes is that whatever you have done before and got exposed to, got you in this situation to begin with.
Cancer demonstrates there is a pH-imbalance of our cells, mostly acidic, but too alkaline/base is not good for our overall health either. The more acidic our cells become, the more oxygen is pushed out of them. The less oxygen in the cell, the less fuel there is for the mitochondria to burn energy. Mitochondria are the little furnaces in our cells that produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). The chemical process needed to produce ATP is called the Krebs Cycle. When you play around in the chemistry lab and add acid to living tissue, you see how it deforms; the life is sucked out of it. Our body is often slightly acidic. But when it becomes too acidic, our cells become damaged; the mitochondria become deformed and often start to lump together, completely debilitating the production of ATP. Cells now become ineffective, infected and diseased. Less energy is produced, which causes problems with our digestion, work output, mental clarity, emotional well-being, and overall performance. Slowly but surely it starts to affect more and more parts of our body. The immune system is working overtime to bring healing, but might eventually lose the battle, thus causing disease.
Where does this disease start, you might wonder? Usually in that part of the body that is the weakest link. So it could be the skin, the heart, the liver, the brain, the stomach, the blood, etc. A weak link may be caused by genetics (“…One of my parents had a weak heart, and so do I.”…Cholesterol problems run in the family…”, “…My grandmother had arthritis, so did my father and my uncle, and my knees are hurting already…”). It may also be caused by a birth defect, an old injury or even surgery. It may be triggered by outside sources.
A good way to test your pH is by checking your saliva first thing in the morning. It's no use to check your urine's pH because that is waste material coming out
of the body. According to Burt Goulding, ND from the company Positive Power Nutrition(6), testing your saliva pH one time
a week, first thing in the morning, before
you drink or eat anything, is the best way to test for most people. Burt suggests to use a plastic camping spoon (no metal or other material), and spit/drool that first morning saliva into the spoon and fill it. Then he suggests to take a litmus paper strip and wave it in the saliva for as long it tells you to do that (25-90 seconds depending on the brand.) Then, look at the the color/number. Your goal is to be at the range between 7.1-7.5, because this is neutral. Cancer cells cannot live in a neutral environment. The longer you can stay within the neutral range the better chance you have to survive cancer. Remember, you only have to check this one time a week. So pick a day when you can get up and not rush out the door.
Based on your result there are different things you can do diet-wise and lifestyle-wise to improve or maintain where you're at.