The claim that baking soda has some kind of curative effect on cancer, including PCa, has been around for some time now and has been essentially debunked.
See, for example:scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/03/24/dont-believe-the-hype-10-persistent-cancer-myths-debunked/#fungus
From this article:"The ‘simple solution’ is apparently to inject tumours with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). This isn’t even the treatment used to treat proven fungal infections, let alone cancer. On the contrary, there's good evidence that high doses of sodium bicarbonate can lead to serious, even fatal, consequences."
"Because the body strongly resists attempts to change its pH, usually by getting rid of bicarbonate through the kidneys, there’s a risk that doses large enough to significantly affect the pH around a tumour might cause a serious condition known as alkalosis."
"One estimate suggests that a dose of around 12 grams of baking soda per day (based on a 65 kg adult) would only be able to counteract the acid produced by a tumour roughly one cubic millimetre in size. But doses of more than about 30 grams per day are likely to cause severe health problems."
But I did have to smile a bit at duke48's comment that "beer and chocolate" may be good for one's health, as it does appear that chocolate, the dark kind full of flavanoids anyway, may actually be helpful.
See, for example:www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/dark-chocolate-and-antioxidants-0
And from this article:"Studies have shown that people with high blood levels of flavanoids have lower risk of heart disease, lung cancer, prostate cancer, asthma, and type 2 diabetes."
As for drinking pomegranate juice, I'm one of those who have been drinking it in moderation almost daily since completing RT back in 2012. Has doing so done me any good? Who knows for sure, but JackH is right, the evidence is there that it does, in the form of published, experimental studies.
In general, of course, it's best to maintain a healthy skepticism about
claims that certain foods, vitamins, etc., have wondrous curative effects on cancer, and PCa in particular. We do need to see the scientific evidence for such claims before buying into them.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower