Baking soda is strong medicine
Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is secreted in the pancreas to help aid in digestion. It helps neutralize the stomach acid that is generated during the digestive process and helps in the breakdown of certain enzymes. Sodium bicarbonate levels in the body must be neither too low nor too high in order for digestion to function normally and for the digestive tract to remain healthy.
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Thank you for that wonderful letter! I am a fan of baking soda for multiple uses, including GERD. I appreciate your sharing information about pure form sold in most natural foods stores that don’t contain aluminum.
At first, I thought this letter was written by our own Charlie”.
So, lemon is reportedly an alkalizing food. If that is the case, wouldn’t we want to not neutralize the lemon with baking soda? Also, I was told that baking soda is abrasive on teeth. Perhaps not?
My experience using baking soda on the underarms is that it just cakes up and creates a bit of a mess.
Matt . . .
I take 1/2 teaspoon baking soda a 1 tablespoon lemon in 1 cup of water every morning. (I drink it all down FAST (like a shot) because it tastes bad) – It helps to alkalize your body too and you can tell when you stop doing it. You get tired, little pains that you have forgotten about start to creep back in too. I produce kidney stones and my Urologist had me drinking 1/2 cup of lemon in 1 quart of water every day (no sugar) for the rest of my life!! Someone suggested I try the above mixture for 1 month… I’ve now been doing this for almost 6 years (off and on now) and when I stop for a couple of months because I get lazy and I do start to feel much better… I start having stones again and generally feel like shite. When I do this (BS Water) every morning… I feel better and according to blood work, my body stays more alkaline so my doctor told me to not stop.
Worth a try?? – Oh, and No… So far the salt content that everyone warned me about has NOT affected my BP, but then for table salts… I use either Pink Himalayan or a No Salt product… Hope this helps. 😉
And may I add that Sodium Bicarbonate can also be digested in pill form to avoid that bitter taste of the powdered form. You can buy it at Longs, but need to ask the pharmacy department even though a doctor need not prescribe it. Usually it comes in 650 mg pills, I take one in the morning and one at night with meals to get my blood PH level around 7.2.
Also cancer cells cannot develop when the body PH level is 7.0, but multiply when its acidic or below 7.0. Tests have also shown that Sodium Bicarbonate actually neutralizes certain pesticides found on fruits and vegetables.
Ayda, you’re possibly confusing baking soda with baking powder. Baking soda DOES NOT contain aluminum at all, NEVER HAS. It’s the baking powder that contains aluminum and there are some brands make an alum. free baking powder. Some companies put ‘aluminum free’ label on their baking soda and charge more.. It’s not true, all baking soda brands are equal as far as aluminum is concerned!
Nice article. One comment: hair and skin are healthy when alkaline. Just look up how pH relates to athletes foot or the amazing smoothing de tangling effect vinegar water rinse has on hair.
Would the new deodorants with baking soda be dangerous for people with high blood pressure? How much of the sodium in the baking soda would be absorbed into the skin and blood stream? Would it lower potassium in the blood.
Tbh I don’t know how much goes through skin. I would guess at least a little, but probably not a lot.
To get things to really cross the skin barrier a special drug gets used. Like the nicotine patch , idk but I think that has a chemical to reduce the skin resistance to things crossing.
How about this? Use backing soda every 4th day. Monitor your health and consider changing to either more or less often.
You have an interesting question, so I wanted to noodle it out and share my thoughts at the same time.
But I’m not a doctor, just an electrician
Is it safe to drink baking soda daily for GERD? Is it also safe to drink apple cider vinegar daily or do the two complete? I have chronic GERD with a morning PH of 5.
Yes it is safe to drink baking soda in water for GERD. It is also beneficial to have a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily but I wouldn’t have them at the same time.
I wonder how taking baking soda affects absorbtion of foods and medicine?
My urine ph is 5.5 almost all the time even with taking sodium bicarbonate pills (650mg or 1/8 tea) cuz I am hypoglycemic and have to eat Hugh protein diet. I am thinking of increasing it to 1/2 tea 3 x a day I just don’t want to have my medication affected or my food absorbtion – does anyone have any advice?
Thanks a million times for your insight on sodium bicarbonate. I am particularly thrilled by your info on the part played by the pancreas in secreting sodium bicarbonate to neutralise excess stomach acid produced during digestion. That means sodium bicarbonate is not really a harmful thing for the human body but is infact part and parcel of our body system. It also means that when we have excess of stomach acid and the pancreas cannot produce enough, then we start having problems like GERD and silent reflux called LPR. Most probably as we age the pancreas may not work as efficiently and so we need to help it balance our body sodium bicarbonate needs by knowing how much and when to supplement its work of balancing our body pH with exogenous sodium bicarbonate. This is the greatest take away from your post my lovely AYDA. Thanks once again for sharing this knowledge with others via the Internet. Your reward is not only on earth but also in heaven.
Since Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline body having gastric (stomach) cancer are the cancer cell growth slowed down or destroyed?
I am diebetic and Have a sign of Pancreatitis