Sang Whang is a well respected engineer, scientist, and inventor. He is best known for writing the best selling book “Reverse Aging”. Mr. Whang is a Korean American scientist who has been studying alternative medicine for many years. He is a leading advocate of the importance of drinking alkaline water. He uses his chemistry background to help explain the physiological changes that take place in the stomach and blood when acid or alkaline drinks are consumed. While he focuses his research and writings on alkaline drinks, the same principles apply to an alkaline diet.
Mr. Whang’s article simple titled “Cancer” can be found on his blog at: http://alkalineworld.wordpress.com/. The primary message from Mr. Whang’s article is that when we drink alkaline water with it high pH, the cells in the stomach wall will produce hydrochloric acid to bring the pH of the stomach back down to its natural level. When the hydrochloric acid is being created, an alkaline buffer in the form of a bicarbonate is released into the blood stream. It is the bicarbonate that helps our body become alkaline. If we drink acidic beverages such as soda, the cells in the stomach walls don’t need to produce hydrochloric acid which in turn means that the alkaline bicarbonates are not produced.
Mr. Whang discusses how the cancer research people are missing the fact that cancer is caused by having too much acid in your system. He explains that cancer cells are acidic and healthy cells are alkaline and that cancer cells can’t survive in an alkaline environment. Does this sound familiar to you? I hope so, or you haven’t been paying attention!
Mr. Whang talks about the fact that if a cancerous tumour is removed, and the body becomes alkaline, the tumour doesn’t recur, but if the body remains acidic, the tumour will come back.
I will quote directly from Mr. Whang for the next part as he gets into the chemistry of alkaline and acidic buffers in the blood:
“To keep the environment alkaline one must have more alkaline buffer in the blood rather than an acid buffer.
“The acid buffer is H2CO3 (carbonic acid) which is water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). This acid buffer is abundantly available as the natural result of burning carbohydrate.”
Mr. Whang goes on to explain:
“The alkaline buffer is HCO3- (bicarbonate) which is not naturally available. The stomach produces alkaline buffer when it produces hydrochloric acid (HCl). When we drink alkaline water, the stomach produces hydrochloric acid (HCl) to bring down the stomach pH to the original low value. If we drink acidic drinks such as cola or diet cola, the stomach pH goes down (more acidic) and the stomach does not produce hydrochloric acid; therefore, the blood is deprived of alkaline buffer.”
Mr. Whang concludes that drinking cola is the worst thing we can do to our bodies and that he predicts that cancer rate will drop when we stop drinking carbonated drinks.
I couldn’t have said it any better, which is why it has been my pleasure to bring his article to your attention.
The opinions in this article are those of the author and the quoted sources, and are not meant to offered as medical advice.