Most people know of the common household staple, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) as something that deodorizes the fridge, is added to baked goods and makes those 5th-grade volcano science projects super neat to watch when combined with vinegar. But decades of continued studies are revealing baking soda’s amazing natural abilities to fight infectious diseases, increase athletic performance, diminish acne, shrink cancer, clear the complexion, prevents foot odor and athletes feet, relieve heartburn and indigestion, kill off colds, influenza, and acid reflux (just to list a few).
Natural News urges consumers to read the fine print on the boxes of baking soda, because many brands contain aluminum, so be extra careful and purchase aluminum free baking soda. On one of the many positive sides, a box does not cost very much, and its versatility is almost . . . well, priceless!
Take gout, arthritis or fibromyalgia, for examples. These three conditions exemplify a body state of acidosis, where the pH is out of balance and the body is working extra hard to achieve that balance. “The body's attempt to regain stasis is what causes arthritis, high uric acid, muscle spasms and a host of other problems.” A solution to such conditions is consuming alkalizing foods. Baking soda is at the top of the best natural cures.
Most people reach for over the counter, symptom reliever because it is fast, accessible and socially accepted and learned as the way to treat discomfort. What most people do not realize is that all drugs have side effects and most drugs take time to build up in the system before relief occurs. Baking soda, on the other hand is natural, is absorbed into the body in just a few minutes, and helps the pain subside to tolerable levels or relieve it entirely. Yes, a miracle alkalizing agent for cents! Mix lemons and baking soda as a tonic and drink it a few times a day to relieve gout joint pain. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. of water and drink it all at once. The maximum recommended dose is 4 teaspoons divided up throughout the day during an acute attack. Then reduce the dose as the pain subsides.
Persons taking medication for hypertension should consult a health practitioner before using baking soda in this manner.
Add a little baking soda to apple cider vinegar to relieve joint pain, acid stomach, headaches, gout, muscle spasms and arthritis.
How about this for a natural (alternative) cancer treatment. Shown in hundreds of case studies to be an effective, non-invasive and natural treatment to cancers of the throat, colon, intestines and rectal area, baking soda tonics are a positive and nurturing way to rid the body of deadly cancer. Not only is baking soda extremely economical (as compared to the costs of chemotherapy and radiation), baking soda has no side effects. No hair loss, nausea, weight loss, sick feelings. No surgeries necessary and no other drugs to take which further damage and tax the body’s immune system when going through cancer treatment.
“Cancer cells thrive in a low-oxygen environment. The body cannot retain oxygen cells if the blood pH is highly acidic, and this is the standard condition of those with tumors who eat a diet of refined sugars, flours, caffeine and other acidic foods. Baking soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate, is a substance that neutralizes acids. One teaspoon a week will reverse an acidic blood pH, as will switching to a diet high in alkaline-producing foods.” Natural News, Center for Cancer, and Holistic Voice all suggest mixing baking soda with maple syrup to rid the body of cancer. The bicarbonate goes straight to the cancer site and uses it as a weapon against the disease.
A good recipe for this is to mix 3 parts organic maple syrup with 1 part baking soda, stir over very low heat for 5-10 minutes and take 3 tsp per day for 1 to 2 months.
The National Institute of Health estimates that 20 million Americans have significantly reduced kidney function and even a small decline in kidney function can double a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Many people will experience heart attacks or strokes before they are even aware they have kidney disease. Certainly, people can avoid acidic foods and drinks that can tap out the kidneys, such as animal meats, sodas, alcohol, and increase their intake of wild fatty fish to prevent kidney disease, but one could also take a daily dose of sodium bicarbonate! Sounds easy? It really is! Get into the habit of adding baking soda into your daily eating routine!
The foods we eat, especially the acidic ones (sugar) turn into different types of bacteria that produce harmful acids that erode the tooth enamel. Rinsing the mouth with baking soda several times a day completely removes the acid and prevents the bacteria to grow on the gums and tongue. Brush the teeth and tongue using baking soda and also swish with a baking soda mixture as a mouthwash. You will notice your breath cleaner and your teeth whiter! The best part is that baking soda is slightly abrasive and polishes the teeth without creating any harm to the enamel.
The usage of baking soda might be dangerous for those with allergies or health conditions that make them sensitive to sodium intake.
Certain conditions such as appendicitis, intestinal bleeding, and other conditions can be made worse by ingesting baking soda. High blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, toxemia, edema, and other illnesses can be made worse by ingesting baking soda. Also, some medications like tetracyclines, methenamine, and Nizoral can be reduced in their effectiveness by baking soda. (Source: HealthGuidance.org).