Beating prostate cancer with sodium bicarbonate and molasses

Beating prostate cancer with sodium bicarbonate and molasses

Vernon Johnston tells how he used sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and molasses along with juicing and eating vegetables to alkalise his body and beat his prostate cancer; it's the second in a series of personal stories by prostate cancer survivors for CANCERactive

Living Proof: An Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment using Sodium Bicarbonate and molasses?

This is the story of Vernon Johnston, who beat his Grade 4 prostate cancer with a baking soda, molasses protocol and endless vegetables as a diet.

"Sometimes we receive emails direct from cancer survivors and we simply want to pass on their news as fast as possible. This story, written in Vernon’s own words, is about how he beat his prostate cancer by alkalising his acid body. He used common, inexpensive baking soda. (A method we cover elsewhere on our website in ’Cancer is a fungus’, by  Dr Simoncini). As always, we caution that what works for one person, won’t necessarily work for everybody. We believe that your cancer is as individual as you are." Chris Woollams, Editor CANCERactive. 

Dear Son

 The story of one man and his prostate cancer

By Vernon Johnston (Joyful Vernon)


Dear Son. I am coming to Hawaii. Shall I bring a tent or buy one there? 

Dear Dad. Don’t bother with a tent. I am taking a place and there is a vacant cabin.

Well, I went to Hawaii and had one adventure after another. Including camping, fire dancing, getting in between a battle between growers and rippers, announcing a couple man and wife at a gathering, learning Hawaiian fruits and hunting them, living in cabins, house sitting, then a trip to India, two visits from my wife, getting to know my son, and much, much more.

One adventure I was not prepared for was a devastating visit to a doctor after my return from trip to India. Previously, I was struggling with some other health news concerning my heart, but this one was the killer.  This one put me to the test.

I had passed the test in India where I made a $30.00 symbolic gesture for life by deciding to have a tooth filled instead of continuing the attitude I am dead anyway, so why fix anything. That was huge! And I needed it to carry me through what was waiting for me. I am crying now just thinking about what happened.

Prostate cancer

A PSA test which registered 22.3 raised some huge flags. The doctors made appointments for a biopsy, which, if you never had one, make sure they numb your prostate. Because I swear after the 8th bite from that jaw-headed needle springing into my prostate to grab a bit of flesh, it was not my prostate that was numbed. It was someone else's.  When I yelled out, ’Fuck!’ on the ninth and hit the torture team, they decided they had enough samples. They had wanted 12.

The biopsy report indicated that I did indeed have prostate cancer. This called for the next step - a bone scan. That scan was like a trip into space. I laid myself onto this bedded slab, which guided my bones into the picture taking oversized donut. The report from this scan as well as a Pelvic Cat Scan is where the doctors decided I was afflicted with aggressive prostate cancer. In their technical terms they described it on the report dated 17 Mar 2008: "Reviewed CT and bone scan. Bone scan showed metastatic disease at R sacrum and L illiac wing".  So...they patted me on the back and told me I had aggressive prostate cancer that has spread to the bone. I didn’t know what to think; and I felt my eyes welling up. On my return flight to Hilo from Honolulu, I wished I had sun glasses.

Second Opinion
My primary care physician (bless her heart) decided to get a second opinion even though a team of doctors already diagnosed me. She sent me to an Oncologist. This is what he said:
"Ancillary Studies: These are largely mentioned in the history of present illness. The pathology confirms the presence of prostate carcinoma of high grade. The T stage would appear to be stage III but without obvious invasion into the seminal vesicles on CT scan. The radionuclide bone scan and plain films confirm the presence of skeletal metastasis in the sacrum and the left illium. In addition, on my review of the CT scan of the pelvis, a number of other small sclerotic lesions are noted within the pelvis. Pre-treatment PSA was 22 but has decreased to 5.88 after institution of Finasteride and Casodex. TNM classification, T#NXM1. AJCC stage IV."

What? Stage IV? Is that what I think it says? There is no Stage V.

Treatment alkalizing my body
He went on to discuss possible and improbable treatments. What he basically said is that there is none. In fact, he mentioned that he even found a few more spots that the first team of doctors missed. Lucky me! At least he told me that I shouldn’t be buying my coffin just yet. You see, I had no idea what bone cancer meant to me before. As in my first time the doctors informed me that I had prostate cancer that had spread to the bones. I didn't know if that meant my bones were going to melt away or what! In any event, I left this doctor feeling better, because he explained a few things to me that the other doctor did not. Plus I was becoming used to the fact that I was a dead man walking. Hahaha!
Even though I was feeling better I was still devastated.  The Dance had begun. Somehow, through some miracle, my son who lives in Las Vegas mentioned to me something about pH and how pH affects the body. Acid bodies are unhealthy and alkaline ones are healthy. Your pH measures how acid or alkaline something is, between a scale of 0 (pure acid) and 14 (pure alkali). A human body should be 7.2 to 7.4. Because I had my tooth filled in India (a serious grin) my desire to live had grown. I did the research and it lead to Cesium Therapy.

I was anxious to become friends with cesium. I had nothing to lose. I do/did not care what the naysayers say. I wanted to do something. So Cesium it was!

But wait...the cesium got lost in the mail.

That is when I decided to do Baking Soda Therapy. Except with a twist: I will add Black Strap Molasses as the carrier. Long story short. I did it. I started 2 June 2008 and quit 12 June 2008. I quit because I was scheduled for another bone scan on 13 June 2008. They wanted to see how far that doctors thing spread or if what they were doing has slowed it down.

New Bone Scan

I have to mention here that at this point I am not in Hawaii at this time. My sibling family in Oregon rallied around me and invited me to come home to them. They wanted to keep an eye on me; be there for me; and give me love. Plus, the VA Hospital was close. My son in Hawaii, who I was having the absolute most fun with while in Hawaii, was crushed that I would leave. He brought me to tears when he said, "Dad, stay with me". I will do what it takes to take care of you. I will get another job. Two if I have to. Believe me that took me over the edge. Again, this cry baby, is crying while I write this.

But I thought it best to go to Oregon. Especially when my brother promised me that he would play Backgammon with me (I love that game).  I felt I was soon to be a burden and did not want my son to be part of that. It is more complicated than that, but I did what I thought best.
So back to the follow-up bone scan.... I went through another space ride through a fat donut once more. This time, however, I was hoping for hope. I don't know why I was hoping, because all my research indicated that once cancer got into the bones you are toast. Anyway, I got bone scanned and waited for the report. The report in the mail a few days later.  I was nervous and did not want to open it. As a matter of fact I am crying right now just thinking about it. I finally opened it to these words:  
Two days later I got another report in the mail about my blood tests: PSA is now 0.1.... That is zero point one!
Do I have a conclusion? No I don’t. I just told you some of my story.


Postscript and detail
Where is the Cesium? It finally showed up around 11 June 2008. Will I take it? Yes, in a heartbeat. When? When I decide! And I decided to a few weeks later, but that is just a part of this continuing story.

You may ask what does that have to do with being hit by a rainbow. (I describe anything good or miraculous as being hit by a rainbow). My son turning me onto adjusting the body’s pH from acidic to alkaline as a possible way to create some hope was a good hit. I did not act right away on the pH factor, but within a few days I was busy on my Asus laptop googling away.

My sibling family bribing me out of Hawaii to come to Oregon was another rainbow hit. By the way, my brother promising to play backgammon with me, that was a ruse. He just said that because I was not initially excited about anything. Let alone going to Oregon from Hawaii. He hates backgammon. His goal (thank you, brother) was to get me to his house.

One of my sisters sending me a good chunk of travel money was definitely a rainbow hitting me again. Probably more like a pot of gold hitting me. She also corresponded or called me almost daily. How nice is that!

In any case, those were just a few of the getting smacked around by a rainbow. But the Baking Soda was a big one. Arm and Hammer (a US brand) to the rescue! I later found out that Arm and Hammer is shunned by some baking soda users because of the idea that it has aluminum in it. Well, at the time, I couldn’t have cared less. Hey man, my body is hanging on to some pretty corrupt bones. What would you do?

As I later found out from research and a visit to a natural food store, aluminum is not in baking soda, it is in baking powder. The employee specializing in the vitamin and mineral department said that Bobs Red Mill Baking Powder is aluminum-free and so is, as far as she knows, all baking soda brands. Oh crap! I am sure there will be discussion on that.

Speaking of baking soda I am sure many people are interested to know what proportions of baking soda I used with the molasses. As a matter of fact I am sure of it, because invariably that questions pops up when I speak about baking soda and my dance with cancer.

Thank all the gods that I took notes. Larry of stocko fame on one of the Yahoo Cesium groups drilled into me the necessity of good notes. He told me that it is for my good and for the good of others. Good for me, especially if I live. Larry, by the way, was instrumental in providing me with information. You see he and his wife have had some of their own experiences with cancer. It is quite a story. 

I met Larry while researching cesium. He was very helpful. I was lucky to have his experience. He was definitely rainbow material and cesium at the time was my focus. Larry sent me website after website loaded with natural cures. I cannot pretend that I read them all, but I did cruise through a few of them while waiting for my cesium to arrive.

Well, like I mentioned earlier, the cesium got lost in the mail. Most people would think that sucked, but not me. It was another rainbow miracle because it opened the door to baking soda to get itself busy alkalizing my body.

A Rainbow Miracle my Regime

Okay - here is how I took the baking soda/molasses/water mixture:

I started out with 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of Brer Rabbit Black Strap molasses and one cup of water. Not warmed or heated water. Just room temperature. Why Brer Rabbit molasses? Is it something special. No! is what I found in the cupboard (hahaha). But hey, maybe, it was Brer Rabbit. Could it be a candidate for rainbow mania?

Next day same thing. Third day same thing. Fourth day same thing.  I am feeling fine and decide to up the dose. Bear in mind, I am new at this and everything I am doing is shooting from the hip. Hips, by the way, that are packing cancer (grin)!

On the fifth day I started taking the solution twice a day. I also started taking better notes and finally got some pH paper and sticks so I could measure my pH. My goal was to get to 8.0 to 8.5 pH and hold it for 4 to five days. I got those numbers from Larry and the internet. It is what he used when doing the cesium protocol  It is also what I saw on the net in a couple places where someone used cesium or baking soda to change their pH. I read that cancer cells become dormant at pH 7.0 and 7.5 plus or minus a few tenths (this is not an exact science and I am no scientist anyway) and kills them dead at 8.0 and 8.5.

That was my goal. To kill them dead and hoping that bone cancer was a willing victim. Especially with the help of molasses to sweeten the deal (groan). Larry told me about his theory about sugar as a carrier, and I am thinking what the heck I will try anything. I think Larry was talking honey because he read it somewhere.

My pH measured 7.0 on the fourth day when I did a saliva pH test, and 7.5 when I did a urine pH test. Now didn't know really how to measure or when to measure pH. I just did it randomly. I started recording the times on the sixth day.

Day six still 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 2 teaspoon of molasses and 1 cup of water twice a day. The pH measured 7.25. Am I getting symptoms? Yes. I am feeling a little nauseous. Not much, but a little queasy. I told Larry that my stool had a yellowish tinge. He said that was good. That is what happens with cesium. Also the nausea is good too. That means the something is coming out. Of course, I am hoping it is cancer.

Now on this day six I really started tracking. I am checking pH with Stix and Paper. I discovered that all pH papers or stix are not alike. I test saliva and the urine, but did not track which one at the time. Here are the times and dosages.
           0645 - (Stix pH 7.25 & 7.75; Paper 7.5 Pee) (Stix 7.5 & 6.75 Saliva)  
           1400 - BSMBS2
           1600 - (Stix pH 7.125 Saliva) (Stix pH 7.75 Pee)
           2030 - BSMBS2
           2345 - (Stix pH 8.0) - Felt a little Nausea
BSMBS2 means Black Strap Molasses and Baking Soda 2 teaspoons each. Add water. 
Day seven - 06/08  1200 - (Stix pH 7.375 Paper pH 7.5+) Getting excited now. My lips tingle a bit and I feel the beginning of Oxygen Euphoria. I was worried a little about the lips, but then recall Larry talking about that as being part of the cesium therapy. Now the Oxygenation feeling that is really something else. It felt like I was hooked up to a pure oxygen machine and my nostrils were as big as wheel barrows. I am really hopeful now because I am under the impression that oxygen is what really kills cancer. I think it was Larry's theory also. I am hoping that it likes killing bone cancer too!

Also on day seven  I got aggressive and up the baking soda dosage to 3 teaspoons. This action  even though I was getting slight headachy feeling. As you can see, I backed off to 2 teaspoons baking soda because I was getting a little nervous. Also, my headache was getting stronger. I vascilated between continuing with the higher dose or not. I really wanted to kill it. But I went with my feeling and reduced it.
           1205 - BSM1BS3 Increased BS dosage to 3 teaspoons for this session
           1800 - (Stix pH 7.75)
                       BSMBS2 got a little nervous about 3 teaspoons so I backed off to 2
Day eight I moved to doing the double dose three dimes a day. I want that pH to get up there. There could be some health issues with all this baking soda. But I already have health issues. I really don’t know what I am doing. I am going by feel. The pH is doing good.

06/09  0600 - (Stix pH 7.7
           1000 - BSMBS2
           1900 - (Stix pH 8.25)
           1905 - BSMBS2
           2345 - BSMBS2
Day nine  A little diarrhea but not much. I am feeling a little weak, but again, not much. Later as I thought back, it would have been a good idea to up my potassium intake. Larry mentioned that it is a must to take high dosage of potassium with cesium. My symptoms I am getting from baking soda are copying what Larry said are cesium-taking symptoms. So next time I do baking soda I will add more potassium. That may help up my energy. Later I will let you know what vitamins and minerals I took while on this protocol. I sure like the oxygen feeling.

06/10  0800 - pH 7.75
           0900 - pH 8.25
           0905 - BSMBS2
           1400 - pH 8.5 A note: a little diarrhea, but not much
           1600 - BSMBS2
           1730 - pH 8.75
           2200 - pH 8.5
           2345 - BSMBS2 A note: Felt oxygenation euphoria throughout the day. Like my body was breathing pure oxygen. Nostrils are at least a mile wide.

Day ten My headache is more persistent and I am having body sweats at night. Again, the sweats duplicating cesium symptoms.  I cut back this day to a solution twice a day; not three times.
06/11  0800 - pH 8.5
           0830 - BSMBS2
           1230 - pH 8.5
           1830 - pH 8.5 Headache
           2330 - 8.375
           2331 - BSMBS2 Note: Headache most of the day and part of yesterday. Sweaty late at night. Cut back to BSMBS2 only twice today.

Day eleven my last day before I am scheduled for the big test. The body scan, that is, to check on the condition of my bones to see what is going on with the cancer.
 06/12  0800 - (pH 8.0 and 7.5) Going down to 2 times a day
           0910 - pH 7.25
           0920 - BSMBS1.5 Note: dropped to 1.5 teaspoons to see if it would help control headache. Loose stool and slight headache. Sweaty last night.
           1020 - More diarrhea with slight yellow tinge. Note: cutting back because I felt like it. I felt like I was getting overloaded. I probably would not have dropped back if I was not going to have Body Scan at hospital tomorrow.  
           1300 - pH 8.35
So there you have it. That was my last day before the scan. I hoped that I reached my goal of maintaining pH 8.0 or above for 4 to 5 days. It may have been a stretch, but I think I reached it. Because of the differences in the pH papers and stix I was not 100% confident that I did enough. If I was not going to hospital the next day I would have continued for a few more days. Why I quit? I really don’t know.

Sometimes I just do things. Believe me I was nervous. 

Readers of this article may also like to read:

Cancer is a fungus - Dr Simoncini
How to alkalise your acid body
Can Candida cause cancer?
Acid Bodies
Acid and alkaline Bodies
The Rainbow Diet

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There is a Living Proof in every issue of icon. Real people, living with cancer; or real cancer patients; or real cancer survivors tell you their stories of what worked for them. 

We have a number of personal stories from prostate cancer survivors. Here is a current list:
1. Richard - tackling Prostate cancer with hyperthermia
2. Vernon - using an alkalising diet including sodium bicarbonate to tackle prostate cancer
3. Les - going to the Oasis of Hope Mexico to tackle prostate cancer
4. Ken - using the Pfeifer Protocol to tackle prostate cancer
5. John - tackling prostate cancer with diet and exercise

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