About two years ago, I wrote an article on Citric Acid (CA) and it’s potential as an anti cancer agent (Ref.). There was a lot of debate on this subject, reflected in nearly 1000 comments on the post. We’ve seen some strong opinions pro and some strong opinions against this subject, some more and others less scientifically based, some more and some less fact based.
This debate made me to strongly question this cancer fighting approach and it’s effectiveness.
As you know, I am doing my best to keep my posts as objective as possible, and fact based. But the reality is that next to logic the oncology world is full of emotion, which affects me too and in turn it may affect my view on various treatment approaches. This is the moment when I like to go back to science and use that to sharpen my view on the specific subject.
Speaking of scientific evidence that can help us sharpen our views, yesterday I became aware (thank you Dr. Alberto for the heads up) of a recent scientific paper published in the second half of 2017, in Nature magazine, one of the most prestigious and high impact magazine. This paper is reporting work on Citric Acid performed at Harvard School of Medicine, and concluding the following: “Our data suggests that citrate can inhibit tumor growth in diverse tumor types and via multiple mechanisms. Dietary supplementation with citrate may be beneficial as a cancer therapy.” (Ref.). Given the fact that this work was performed by a world leading medical school and published in a world leading scientific magazine, I see this as an important support for the work of Dr. Alberto Halabe Bucay, previously reporting response in various cancer patients (see Ref.).
Given it’s low cost, accessibility and ease of implementation, I think this treatment approach may be relevant to those cancer patients that are left with no other options and/or can not afford other cancer treatments. However, I would not give up more powerful treatment approaches, such as the one used by Marcos here (Ref.) vs switching on CA. Instead, I would use it when no other options are available or when the patient if off-treatments due to various reasons.
You can find my earlier post on Citric Acid here: (Ref.)
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