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for what reasons should we alkalize our body to combat cancer when bacterias die in acidic environment?

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Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Myth: Your body has a system to maintain your ph at a normal range. Drinking alkaline water is a fad that is not supported by evidence / science. The microenvironment around a cancer can be low oxygen and acidic as it outgrows its blood supply, but drinking alkaline water will not change that.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Thanks for your straight talk Dr. Ganai. I am sorry that someone deceived our correspondent.
Apr 14, 2013

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