I was diagnosed with prostate cancer just over a year ago. The good news is that it was caught early, and I'm assured by my doctor that it's not likely to be a problem for many years to come. I'll get to the bad news in a moment.
While searching the internet I came across a "remedy" for cancer using baking soda and pure maple syrup. First and foremost, I'm not here representing whether or not there is any validity to the possible effectiveness of this treatment, but I thought "what the heck?" It's worth a try. So I used 1/8 cup of baking soda, 3/8 cup of grade A maple syrup as was instructed on the page - a 3 to 1 mix. Cook at 120 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes in a non-aluminum pan. I just used a glass cake pan. After a few minutes the mixture was surprisingly foamy. But after cooling it for a few minutes, it became a more viable liquid for what my intentions were.
Now for the "bad" news (which is not even a thing): I took a teaspoon of the mixture and it was really awful tasting! And since I own a business that sells capsules and filling trays, I figured it would be worth a try to encapsulate the mixture. I had no idea whether or not it would work, but if it did, it would solve the problem of having to try and choke down two or more teaspoons a day of the concoction.
My biggest concern was for the potential for residual water in the syrup, which would make the capsules dissolve over time. And to be fair, the jury's still out on that. I'm going to wait a few days before deciding whether or not this is a viable solution. But for the first few hours, anyway, there's no apparent leakage of the mixture from the capsules.
Once the mixture had cooled enough, I used a small pipette suitable for oils to fill the individual capsules one by one. The first batch was a little messy. I quickly
learned to slightly under-fill the capsules so that none of the sticky mixture would get onto the sides of the capsules, because you can't exactly rinse the syrup off with water!
At one point, I snipped off the end of the pipette so that the liquid would flow more smoothly.
I've been selling capsules for nearly 2 decades, and I've filled a lot of them with any number of mixtures. But I was amazed at the beauty of the color of these gelatin capsules, now filled with the baking soda and maple syrup mixture.
All in all I would say that the experiment was a success. Though I had a few sticky capsules, I was able to wipe them off with a slightly dampened paper towel.
I can't say whether or not this will do anything for my cancer, but I can tell you that, if you're already taking this and you don't like the taste, you can try putting it into capsules. I've tried it, it works, and they make a really pretty capsule to boot!
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