Baking Soda & Molasses Recipe fights Cancer 
Condensed by Walter Sorochan Emeritus Professor San Diego State University

Posted 2012;  updated November 17,2021.  Disclaimer  The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only.  The information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Consult with your medical doctor for guidance. 

 This article:   gives you a safe, simple and inexpensive recipe for using kitchen products to safely fight cancer.

A combination of pure molasses, or 100% maple syrup, and baking soda [ sodium bicarbonate = NaHCO3 ]  mixed together can successfully fight cancer! 

The two ingredients work together in the human body.  The key to fighting cancer with this mix is to understanding three aspects of the chemistry of cancer cells and how sugar and medications pass into body cells.  The first aspect is that cancer cells, like all other cells, use insulin to make their membranes permeable and allow sugar to pass into the inside of all cells, including cancer cells.  Secondly, cancer cells thrive in an acid environment but die in an alkali environment.  Sorochan:Conditions helping cancer cells grow  The third aspect of this fight is understanding how to the mix the two ingredients properly so the sugar mix carries the baking soda to the cancer cells. 

 How the mix works: 

The mix ---  molasses [ or maple syrup ] and baking soda --- drags the baking soda with it into the cancer cell. Cancer cells require 15 times more sugar than normal cells.  The maple syrup [ honey and molasses can do the same ] allows the baking soda to be transported or dragged into the cancer cell. Once inside the cancer cell, the baking soda changes the acid environment of the cancer cell into an alkali one, rapidly killing the cancer cell.

"The maple syrup apparently enables and increases penetration of bicarbonate into all compartments of the body, even those which are difficult or impossible to penetrate by other means. These compartments include the central nervous system (CNS), through the blood-brain barrier, joints, solid tumors, and perhaps even the eyes. Insulin Potentiation Therapy, or IPT makes cell membranes more permeable, and increases uptake of drugs into cells. [ Insulin lowers the permeability of cell walls and allows sugar to enter the cell. ] The maple syrup is a sugar and it will make tissues more permeable, too. It will transport the bicarbonate across the blood-brain barrier and every other barrier in the body for sugar is universally needed by all cells in the body. Both IPT and bicarbonate/maple syrup treatments use the rabid growth mechanisms of cancer cells against them." Dr. Mark Sircus quote from Article by Henderson: baking soda and syrup mix is no longer active.

Dr. Richard Linchitz very clearly explains, in the video below, how IPT technique can use insulin to target medications directly to cancer cells:

 Source: Linchitz: What is IPT therapy

 Actual mix formula: 

-- one part baking soda

-- three parts pure 100% maple syrup [ bulk grade B from health food store ] or honey

A recipe used by Vernon Johnson:  Johnson: malasses-baking soda recipe
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon molasses

Stir briskly and heat the mixture for about five minutes.  When mixed and heated together, the maple syrup and baking soda bind together.  Add about a cup of water to the mix. 


Start by taking one teaspoon daily.   You can increase the one teaspoon to several teaspoons per day.  With no side effects.  Everyone is different so you may need to experiment in the beginning.  You need to monitor the pH of your body so you can, in turn, adjust the dosage strength to get a pH of 7.2 to 7.8.   Body Science and Acid-Alkali Balance

Test for body ph: The ph test for body alkalinity is not perfect.  Sorochan: Acid-Alkali Balance There can be confusion about doing it and also interpreting the ph color.  A bigger confusion is what disease of disorder is inferred by the ph color test. Ph testing is not an exact science! Gorski: bad alkali science  In spite of this, the pH test can be helpful in inferring whether you body is acidic or alkaline.  It is with these limitations that the ph test below is presented: litmus paper ph strips to identify saliva and urine ph in the morning.    Here is a video explanation:

 Validity - does this recipe work? 

1.  Chemistry is sound and good.  However, no affect on cancer was found when sodium bicarbonate is used by itself.  Lakhanisky: chem structure sodium bicarbonate  Article by Simoncini: evidence sodium bicarbonate works is no longer active.    Robey: research about sodium bicarbonate It is the mix that works!

2. No double blind study. But such studies have design - validity problems!  Morgan: Aussie MDs criticize chemotherapy

3. Testimonials:  yes!  Article by Johnson: testimonial - fight with cancer is no longer active.

 Research supporting use of sodium bicarbonate: 

A cancer doctor in Rome Italy, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, uses sodium bicarbonate to treat cancer. Article by Simoncini: treatment background is no longer active. The doctor "places a small catheter directly in the artery that nourishes the neoplastic mass, allowing the administration of high doses of sodium bicarbonate to be placed directly on the cancer site," allowing the sodium bicarbonate to be absorbed into the cancer cell.  This changes the pH of the cancer cell from an acid to an alkali, thereby killing the cancer cell.  Cancer cells thrive only in a non-oxygen and in an acid environment.  Sorochan:Conditions helping cancer cells grow

Simoncini found that just bathing the cancer cells with sodium bicarbonate did not kill the cancer cells. Article by Simoncini: cancer is fungial is no longer active  Article by Simoncini: cancer=fungi is no longer active. But bathing fungi with sodium bicarbonate killed the fungi.  He also found that most cancer cells were infected with fungi.  But the fungi were extremely adaptable and could survive outside the cancer cells.  So when the fungi were rapidly destroyed in a cancer cell, a nearby fungi would quickly take its place and the cancer cell would continue to survive.  The secret to destroying the cancer cell was to kill the fungi colonies inside the body.  Destroying the fungi prevented the fungi from re-colonizing the cancer cells.  When the fungi inside the cancer cell were bathed in baking soda they died. This also changed the pH acidity inside the cancer cell to alkalinity, and immediately caused the cancer cells to die and the cancer mass to shrunk in size. 

Simoncini treated the body for cancer intravenously on a continuous basis for 7 to 8 days, with a rest period and then often continuing for three to four weeks or longer.  This allowed the fungi colonies lurking in hidden places of the body to also be destroyed.

Dr. Tullio Simoncini of Italy explains his theory and therapy for cancer:

Dr. Simoncini cancer cure; Length 54.58 mns.

Source: Dr. Simoncini: interview 2018

 Credibility of baking soda and molasses: 

The successful sodium carbonate therapy of doctor Simoncini adds credibility to mixing molasses with sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, as a cancer preventive.  The credibility is as follows:  Hungry cancer cells eat sugar. The sugar, as a maple syrup and baking soda mix, drags baking soda along with it as it passes into the cancer cell.  The maple syrup allows baking soda to get inside the cancer cells. Maple syrup also transports the bicarbonate across the blood-brain barrier and every other barrier in the body.  Once inside the cancer cell, the baking powder changes the acid environment of a cancer cell into an alkali one, rapidly killing the cancer cell. 

Dr. Mark Sircus video explains uses of NaHCO3

Source: Sircus: uses of NaHCO3

The US Army recommends using baking soda to neutralize the effects of radiation poisoning.  People die from radiation and not cancer.  Article about Baking soda heals radiation is no longer active.

Below is a video by cancer survivor Vernon Johnson illustrating how to prepare the baking soda and molasses as a mix or recipe for cancer prevention-therapy:

Source: Video: Johnson cancer recipe


The theme of this article was about using a mix of baking soda and molasses to fight cancer.  But the real message was to simplify "the medical metabolism" of how cancer cells need a lot of sugar to grow and how we can take advantage of the cancer cell's weakness for sugar. Gilberteau: video IPT & Pet scans  The contents of this article also explain that cancer cells will die in an alkali body.  Keeping your body alkali is the best way to prevent cancer and stay healthy. 

For more information about preventing cancer, pH changes, keeping your body alkali  Body Science and Acid-Alkali Balance and how your diet can cause cancer The China Study


Gilberteau Milton, "Pet scans," Radiology Society of North America,   Article by Gilberteau: video IPT & Pet scans is no longer active.

How does a PET scan work? Radiotracer - Before carrying out a PET scan, a radioactive medicine is produced in a cyclotron (a type of machine). The radioactive medicine is then tagged to a natural chemical. This natural chemical could be glucose, water, or ammonia. The tagged natural chemical is known as a radiotracer. The radiotracer is then inserted into the human body.

When it is inside the radiotracer will go to areas inside the body that use the natural chemical. For example, FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose - a radioactive drug) is tagged to glucose to make a radiotracer. The glucose goes into those parts of the body that use glucose for energy. Cancers, for example, use glucose differently from normal tissue - so, FDG can show up cancers.

PET-CT can detect disease sooner and the earlier the detection, the more likely the cure! Prior to changes in structure that normally would show up on a CT or MRI scan, a PET scan can reveal metabolic changes in the body. Cancer is a metabolic process and PET-CT is a metabolic imaging technique. PET shows whether the tumor has spread or disappeared. It answers questions like: Where is the tumor, how big is it, is it malignant, benign or due to inflammatory change, and has the cancer spread?

Gorski David and Dr. Steven Novella, "Your Urine is Not a Window to Your Body: pH Balancing – A Failed Hypothesis," Science-Based Medicine blog, Gorski: bad alkali science

Henderson, Bill, "What baking soda and maple syrup?" Cancer -Free newsletter, March 12, 2008.  Article by Henderson: baking soda and syrup mix is no longer active.

Jiao SC, Huang J, Sun Y, Lu SX, "The effect of insulin on chemotherapeutic drug sensitivity in human esophageal and lung cancer cells," PMID: 12812659 Abstract from PubMed, Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2003 Feb 10;83(3):195-7. Article in Chinese.   Jiao SC: insulin helps target cancer cells

Johnson Vernon, "Vernon's dance with cancer," Testimonial: My fight with Cancer,  Article by Johnson: testimonial - fight with cancer is no longer active.

Lakhanisky, T., "SIDS -- Sodium Bicarbonate," Initial assessment report for SIAM 15, October 22-25, 2002, Brussels, Belgium.  Lakhanisky: chem structure sodium bicarbonate   Johnson: video malasses-baking soda recipe

Morgan Graeme, Robyn Ward and Michael Barton, "The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies," Clinical Oncology, 2004 16: 549-560.   Morgan: Aussie MDs criticize chemotherapy

Robey Ian F., et la., "Bicarbonate increases tumor pH and inhibits spontaneous metastases," Cancer Research, March 15, 2009, 69: (6). Arizona Cancer Center, Tuscon, Arizonz.   Robey: research about sodium bicarbonate

"Oral NaHCO3 selectively increased the pH of tumors and reduced the formation of spontaneous metastases in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer. This treatment regimen was shown to significantly increase the extracellular pH, but not the intracellular pH, of tumors."

Sanford George, "Country doctor cures cancer with baking powder and maple syrup,"  Article by Sanford: country MD cures cancer is no longer active.   Folk Healer Jim Kelman cures cancer with maple syrup and baking powder.

"Sea salt and baking soda, best all natural remedy for curing radiation exposure and cancer." Press.  Article about Baking soda heals radiation is no longer active.

Simoncini Tullio, "Australian oncologists criticize chemotherapy," Clinical Oncology,   Simoncini: Australian oncologists criticize chemotherapy

Simoncini Tullio, "Cancer is a fungus" Simoncini sodium bicarbonate cancer therapy.  Article ay Simoncini: cancer is fungial is no longer active.  Article by Simoncini: cancer=fungi is no longer active.

Simoncini Tullio, "Treat cancer with sodium bicarbonate,"   Article by Simoncini: evidence sodium bicarbonate works is no longer active.  injects sodium bicarbonate intraveneously to treat cancer.  Article by Simoncini: treatment background is no longer active.

Sorochan Walter, "conditions helping cancer cells to grow."   Sorochan:Conditions helping cancer cells grow