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Alkaline Vegan Diet Helped Father Beat Cancer: ‘I Was Told I Had Up To 12 Months To Live’


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This article has been retracted by Plant Based News.

PBN published a story about a man’s personal account on how he claims to have overcome cancer by switching to an alkaline vegan diet, on May 16 2021.

We reported how the man said he came across a doctor’s claims that cancer could not survive in an oxygenated, alkaline, cellular environment.

Further research indicates that eating an alkaline diet can not effectively treat cancer. Moreover, according to Cancer Research UK, ‘there is no good evidence to prove that diet and manipulate whole body pH, or that it has an impact on cancer’.

As a result, we have removed the article from our website.

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Katie Passman
Katie Passman
1 year ago

I am really disappointed that you are preaching this pseudoscientific nonsense. I am really glad this man recovered and found a healthy lifestyle but you CANNOT change the ph of your body with your diet. Healthy eating will certainly help your body fight disease better and recover from debilitating treatments like chemo and radiotherapy better than an unhealthy one but an ‘alkaline’ diet does not cure cancer.

Ridiculous health claims about veganism harms the movement, it doesn’t help it.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Katie Passman

Please note, this is not an opinion piece. Just reporting a story 🙂

11 months ago
Reply to  Katie Passman

You’re clearly ignorant to the topic.
If you took the time to research these “claims”, you’d see what he’s saying is correct. Research before you comment on a topic you know nothing about.

1 year ago

Just stay away from the alkalized water for the sake of your stomach PH. Alkalosis is a very real thing and it is very important to have high acid in your stomach for chemical interactions. Alkaline washes minerals away and can be dangerous for your teeth and devastating for ‘milk teeth’. Alkaline food is great but please just regular waters.

5 months ago