Last Modified on Jul 05, 2014
11/26/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes, "There are several formulations that you can consider if you want to alkalize. Each will have advantages and disadvantages.
1. ACID DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS AND EXTREME ACIDITY FORMULA
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 glass of water taken after every meal. I am assuming you take three meals a day. So this would mean you take it twice a day. This will help the digestion and stop the constipation.
2. ALKALIZING THE BLOOD FORMULA
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda added to only 1/2 glass of water. This is taken once in the morning and once before bedtime.
3. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA FORMULA
Two tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Take this two to three times a day on an empty stomach. It is supposed to give you more energy. The pH of this formula is about 7.
Read much more about this formula here.
4. LEMON BICARBONATE FORMULA
This simple formula will normalized many biological parameters, pH, ORP, phosphates, bicarbonates and antioxidants of vitamin C. A potential miracle water. One whole lemon freshly squeezed. Keep adding baking soda slowly bit by bit until the fizz stops. Then you will add water to one half glass. This is often taken twice a day. To be taken once in the morning and once before bedtime on an empty stomach.
5. LIME BICARBONATE FORMULA
Same as above, but I use lime instead. The lime formula is the one I actually used in Bangkok and all measurements that normalized many biological parameters were based on lime formula. The reason is simple: lemon is non-existent in Bangkok. We use only lime. One whole lime freshly squeezed. Keep adding baking soda slowly bit by bit until the fizz stops. Then you will add water to one half glass. This is often taken either twice a day on an empty stomach, once in the morning and once before bedtime.
Note: Basically, lemon/lime juice idea is also good for people who fear some sodium retention issues. Since the lemon is already high on potassium, adding the sodium to neutralize the acid along the way will also create a sodium potassium balance.
6. FOR PEOPLE WITH SODIUM ISSUES
a) 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda 1/16 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid. Add water to 1/2 glass of water. Take this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. This is done to avoid diarrhea problems, if taken along with food.
b) One whole freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) and keep adding the bicarbonate until the fizz stops. The bicarbonate is made of 50/50, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Sorry, sodium must always be there to achieve somewhat of a sodium/potassium balance. Take this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. This is done to avoid diarrhea problems, if taken along with food.
To make these alkalizing formulas work, it is necessary that you drink plenty of water while you are eating any food. The water you drink will allow the food to be properly pH neutralized so that there is no "pockets" of acid that exists. Chewing and eating slowly is another thing that helps.
To allow the foods to be properly digested without unnecessary acid/base interaction in foods. Make sure you eat just one kind of food category for one meal, and another kind of food a category for another meals. It tends to bring homogeneity and less upset for the stomach. So do not eat many kinds of food in one meal.
If you want just protein, then protein for morning meal. And maybe starch for lunch meal, then finally a vegetarian meal in the evening.
Make sure the last meal of the day is a light meal so the body doesn't need to do extra homework while it is resting during the night!
And to repeat again: drink plenty of water while you are eating. Do not try to conserve water to sacrifice pH imbalances. Water is a natural neutralizer. Ted"
12/06/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "A formula or any formulas can be stopped and started at any time. Often the best times to start can be in the morning, early afternoon, or late evening. However, the best times seems to be in the afternoon or evening because that is the time that the body's pH has the most problem. Morning is really never much a problem bcecause the body had enough rest.
In my opinion the best formula to use is the lime-baking soda formula, after drinking it many biological terrain parameters would be normalized the best.
But when people do get sick, certain problems of very specific nutrition had to be addressed first depending on the condition.
If the body's pH buffer is quite serious, such as an acid tongue, then it is very likely baking soda alone would do. In some cases of acid reflux, of course ACV and baking soda would work.
If you are having trouble getting your pH to normal despite efforts to take plenty of bicarbonates, then a lime baking soda formula would do best. But there are also a hidden problem of your diets, often it is the bread, vitamin B6 (usually in HCl form, instead of the correct pyridoxine 5 phosphate form, too much table salt instead of sea salt (too much halogens and not enough minerals on the left handed side of the periodic tables!), or drinking excess coke, and coffee.
One case had a love of pizzas and burgers which after I asked him to discontinue, his pH went to normal within one day, but he too had to take the bicarbonate still, from some of the meats he eat. This is unusually fast since he had trouble normalizing the pH for over a month, despite taking baking soda.
If your body is of low energy level, then an ACV and bicarbonate would do. In fact this issue becomes quite common in U.S. on low energy level, which is why ACV remains most popular so far. The problems often occurs when ACV is alone. The correct way of taking it is to use ACV and plenty of baking soda.
It also is indicative of subnormal levels of iodine that the body. Often in my opinion, a decolorized form of iodine is better then a povidone iodine. While I have not yet gotten a chance to measure the U.S. form of decolorized form of Iodine (I make my own), the ORP of decolorized form of iodine is often better and less acid forming than a non-decolorized form of iodine. But this is just a theory of mine as well as the advantages of non-staining. Ted"
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alkaline Water
- Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Baking Soda
- Bill's Formula
- Dietary Changes
- General Feedback
- Health Benefits
- Lemon Bicarb, Blackstrap Molasses
- Lemon Formula
- Lime Formula
- On Alkalizing
- pH Urine Test
- Remedies Needed
- Ted's Carbicarb Formula
- Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate
[YEA] 03/28/2011: Frank from Newport Beach, Ca: "Just drink a lot of Akaline Water to flush out the acidity from your body and you will find that it does wonders for acid reflux, arthiritas, fibormalgya, shingles etc."Replies
05/26/2012: Mary from Guildford, Victoria, Australia replies: "I am wanting to start taking bicarb with water for gastritis. Would ACV be helpful or would it aggravate it? Ted suggests that one must drink a lot of water when eating to help the formula, there is no way I can ever drink with food, I will simply vomit or get bloated and feel heavy all day. I have to wait at least half an hour befor ei can have a drink after a meal.
07/21/2012: Northtexasguy from Fort Worth, Texas replies: "Mary in Guilford: Saw your post.. I have had Gastritis and all they want to do is give me nexium and the such which I found gave me other issues over the last 6-7 years. I think it is from taking meds in the morning and coffee so close. My take. And in the last few years I would always take 1-2 "GAS-X" capsules which would help. Ususally I get so bloated that lying on my side or later in my sleep , wake up with stomach spasms and heart palpitations. No BLOATING.. Can drink with meals. I found this website a few months back and have been doing a number of things including ACV & baking soda with a 500mg of L-Glutamine (vitamin supplement) with each of the 3 8oz of the ACV tonic. DOES NOT bother the stomach.. In fact I have felt great! No palpitation issues over the last 4-5 weeks. I am very happy.. People look at me sideways when I tell them I am taking this stuff. The answer with so many folks is prescriptions ($$$). I also stopped dairy, cut down on coffee and taking 600-800 mg of "chelated magnesium", added B12s, sublingual 1200-2400 per day. My blood pressur eis lowering, have not had the cholesterol checked yet hoping it went down from the 238 last spring. It is a blessing to have this website... thank you all for sharing. Tim
from the state of Texas where over 25% of it population is not insured."
[YEA] 02/14/2013: Deonva from Southbroom, Kzn South Africa: "To add to Ted's alkalizing mixes - very good for chelating arteries, metabolic acidosis, restoring negative charge to platelets, acid reflux and stopping calcium leaching in its tracks.
- 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
- 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
- 1/4 teaspoon MSM powder
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 6 drops Lugol's Iodine
- 200ml water
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- Mix and drink when the fizzing has stopped. To be taken 3 x daily after meals.
This protocol is remarkably effective and I have to thank Ted for edging me this way. To this you can add other orthomoleculars, supplements like EDTA, methylene blue, borax etc. to target specific problems.
Also cut out all wheat products, sugar products (except raw honey) and commercial cooking oils - use coconut instead.
We have a 100% success rate with this protocol at our Wellness Centre.
In good health
02/14/2013: Baldev from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "Dr. Deon, I fully endorse your observations on the protocol which you have suggested, I too have experimented Ted's advices, only differences are that I did not mix all the ingredients in one dose but gave separately. But now if you have tried successfuly giving all the things in one dose, I shall try it. I confirm that, all items are very helpful and they help keeping one healthy. Thanks for your mail. Baldev"
02/14/2013: Neukoln from Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk replies: "Dr Deon - may I please ask what strength/concentration the Lugol's Iodine is? And also how long after meals after meals is it consumed? Am I right that you wait 2 hours? Thank you."
02/18/2013: Deonva from Southbroom, Kzn South Africa replies: "The Lugol's I use is made by a compounding pharmacy and is 5% iodine and 12.5% iodite. Consume the mix about 15 minutes after the meal. If you go with the belief that ascorbic acid can neutralise the Lugols - take the Lugol's 2 hours after the alkalizing mix.
In good health, Dr. Deon"
[YEA] 01/13/2007: Deanna from Longmont, CO: "i have had a history of acid reflux in times of stress. to add to the stress is the excessive belching that occurs during the attacks, the lack of sleep from having to sit up at night. none of the over the counter drugs were helping. i came across your site and the cure of acv and baking soda...and am so grateful i did!!! after only three days i am a new person. thank you thank you thank you!"Replies
10/10/2010: Prendyj from Chicago, Il, Usa replies: "I can't find what kind of sodium carbonate. Is it really Arm & Hammer's laundry soap? I've been into alternative medicine for 30 years yet finding it hard to wrap my head around drinking two kinds of laundry solutions together (borax and Arm and Hammer)."
10/15/2010: Annette from Canberra, Australia replies: "You are looking for bicarbonate soda or baking soda"
10/15/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Anette, I have the same problem, is it bicarbonate of soda or baking soda? I think that the answer is that at least here in Europe we call it bicarbonate of soda and in the US it is called baking soda but it is the same thing. Maybe in Australia you use the same name we do..... Very confusing! Not having English as a first language I think that here we have bicarbonate of soda (for cleaning, health issues and so) and baking powder (for baking)."
01/04/2011: Lauren from Bavaria, Germany replies: "Francisca you are right: Bicarbinate of Soda is the technical or "pharmacy" name; baking soda is the common or "grocery" name. Considering these two uses I'd doubt that there would be a difference in quality between the two names/sources, but perhaps a difference in price (by weight)."
[YEA] 05/28/2011: Kattis from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "Just a thought , but if we go back to how acid reflux starts.... I have become aware of a theory where is is the mixing of proteins and carbs is a big factor. The proteins enter the stomach and acid is excreted to break it down. Now the carbo's enter and alkaline enters to break it down. So hence the neutrilization process begins. Food sits in stomach as the different enzymes constantly try to begin disgestion process. They fail and the food is sent into the track and is not able to be properly digested. Do a little research but I have narrowed it down with experimenting myself and have found separting your foods very good. (excuse all the spelling mistakes)"
[YEA] 12/24/2006: DJ from Denver, CO: "5 days without Nexium! It's a miracle. Ever since I started taking Nexium about 3 years ago, my acidity and heartburn have gotten to the point where even with the drug I would spend a few nights a month where I couldn't lay down and sleep because the pain was so bad.
Then something made me think of searching on "Vinegar Acid Reflux" on the web. Not sure where that thought came from, but it could have changed my life (so far so good at least). I came upon this website and bought some ACV the same day about 3 weeks ago. Although I was hoping it would help me feel less miserable even while on Nexium, I couldn't dare hope I would actually be able to wean off the drug. 5 days ago I decided to try it. Instead of taking Nexium every day, whenever the acidic feeling hits I take the concoction (2 Tbsps of ACV and about 1/8 tsp of Baking soda in half a cup of water) and get immediate relief. Haven't woken up once in the past 5 days in the middle of the night and have slept better than I can remember.
I have two concerns for now:
1. The concoction is not exactly transportable. So what happens when I'm out for dinner or visiting friends and don't have it handy? I'll probably have to rush home.
2. Too much Sodium can be bad for the body, so wondering what the effect of long term use will be since baking soda is being used several times a day every day.
Thank you for your website. I'm hoping someday I will be completely painfree. For now I'm happy that when it hits I have a remedy on hand that isn't causing harm to other parts of my physiology. Let's help get the word out there. I strongly believe the drug companies for their own greed are creating pills for every ailment there is out there with total disregard to long term effects. My experience with Nexium is that I got hooked on it and couldn't not take it because the pain would come back 10 times worse than before I was ever on it. We as a culture need to return to home remedies as much as we can (using drugs only for severe illness) and turn our thumbs down on the greedy pharmaceutical companies.
This cure itself can permanently get rid of so many drugs on the market today. Its unbelievable that this remedy is not spreading like wildfire all over the internet.
I actually came across another website advertising on your website for home cures for acidity and charging for it. So thank you for keeping your website free and honest. It works, the info is free and the ingredients are cheap. Its nothing short of a miracle for me!"Replies
05/10/2013: Kat from Grand Junction, Co replies: "Hi DJ, I hope this remedy is still working for you! I wanted to suggest reusing small jars from your cupboards such as an old horseradish jar or perhaps purchase small glass jars that are 2-4 oz's and put your raw ingrediants in there for transport. Also if you are at a restaurant you may be able to special request from the kitchen a near measurement to take as well. Never hurts to ask! I just started Deonva from S. Africa's mixture yesterday and am hoping for good relief. Kat"
[YEA] 12/19/2006: Choua from Milwaukee, WI: "ACV cures my bloating and hunger pain. Baking soda did wonders for me cure my acid reflux, bad breath, and sinus. I also use ACV and baking soda for my face as others mentioned on this site. My face looks great without foundation. No dark circles and puffy eyes. The information on this website save me from many health problems. Thank you so much to all the people who contribute to this awesome site and a Big thanks goes to Ted in Bangkok who seems to have such wealth of knowledge."Replies
11/29/2011: Cathair from Staten Island, Ny replies: "Hello, can you tell me how you take the ACV& baking soda to help these issues? Thanks so much!"
[YEA] 12/15/2006: Florence : "I am taking Apple Cider vinegar, baking soda and Manuka Honey for arthritis. I am in the early stages and I feel it is easing the pain. I also want to lose weight, approximately 7 lbs."Replies
10/24/2012: Cate from Melbourne, Vic., Australia replies: "Florence, I had arthritis in my back- awfully painful. It sometimes affected my knees too. I also got RSI in my wrists, had IBS, depression, anxiety, brain-fog and had stubborn weight that wouldn't come off unless I exercised like a full-blown freak. Which tended to triple the pain. It was madness.
Then I dumped grains entirely, and everything in my body and mind has come right. It's called 'going primal' or 'paleo'. Also called 'the ancestral diet', caveman diet, a whole host of names to describe how our modern-diseaseless ancestors ate.
Wheat was modified in the 1960's from ye olde wheat to dwarf wheat. It was for reasons of profit/volume per acre. This so-called 'modern wheat' is causing everybodies illnesses on this page and many more besides. The inflammation flares in more ways than just arthritis. I've heard wheat called 'slow poison', and 'addictive' too.
I sound like a nut, no doubt, but there you are- maybe you might look in to it one day when you've tried everything else. A month of no grains- instead eating tonnes of vegetables for breakfast, lunch and supper, a bit of fruit and some soaked/dehydrated nuts, with just water to drink if you happened to get thirsty.
I only suggest the primal/paleo solution because the impact on my life and health has been profound. My mind was a trainwreck, so was my body. Both clip along at great rates these days. I'm 39. It took about 4 months from first dropping grains 100% to wholeheartedly endorsing the lifestyle to others. Now I keep quiet (10months later) because people look at me like I'm an utter psycho. Maybe they don't have bad enough health problems yet. Maybe people really would rather give up on life rather than face life without grain. I for one would only eat grain if my life literally depended on it- as in a desperate life-or-death war situation for example.
That line, 'I could never give up bread' makes me groan. If I could/did, anyone can. I used to eat it for every meal and every snack. The benefits of a grain-free life outweigh the short-term withdrawals by an infinite amount. Bread with chronic pain? Or pain-free nutrient-dense food twice a day. (One doesn't need as much food, and no more chronic hunger/blood sugar spikes either.)
Don't mean to preach, just spreading the good word! Haha..."
10/25/2012: Wayqueries from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "Hi Cate! Thank you for the post on grains. I spent some time looking at heritage wheats, after reading this, and have some questions.
**Does soaking grains, as with nuts, seem to alter the composition, and make it more digestible and safer?
**Is there a mycotoxin present in the grain?
**Are heritage, or old grains, any better or safer?
**Are sprouted grains, say like Ezekiel Bread allright?
**What seems to be the source of the problem?
Thank you! And hey, are you eating raw meat on that paleo diet? Steak tartar! Or raw milk? --T."
10/25/2012: Harveyp from Ancaster, Ontario replies: "Eating fermented grains or vegetables restores gut flora! Wetting grains causes them to sprout. Be careful and research this because you can grow unhealthy bacteria if you leave them too long and don't rinse regularly."
10/26/2012: Sophie from Dayton, Ohio, Usa replies: "I know what you mean, about people thinking you're crazy when you give up grains! The "new" wheat is an addiction.
I've been grain free for almost a month now, and the difference in my health is astounding! I've been chasing around a mystery health problem for 2 years now. Long story short, I think it's PCOS, since that seems to run in the family and all my symptoms fit. I'm getting tested next week, so I'll post again and let you all know how it turns out. I went grain free because I saw several posts online about women curing their PCOS and restoring normal hormonal function with a grain free, high protein diet. I had been eating an almost-vegetarian diet with little protein and an "average" amount of carbs.
I gave up all grains (even quinoa and buckwheat, I know they aren't techincally grains but I wanted to go cold turkey). I eat lots of veggies and low-glycemic fruits, and a small portion of chicken/oily fish/grass-fed beef at every meal. I eat all fruit with nuts or nut butter (freshly ground, not jar stuff), to reduce the blood sugar spike. I cut back a bit on the beans, but I do still eat them, mostly chickpeas and lentils since they are less starchy. The results: I have more energy, my skin is clearer, my "brain-fog" is gone, my anxiety and stress is reduced, I've started to lose weight, and my horrible (really horrible!! ) body odor is gone! The weirdest thing though -- my eye color changed!!! I used to have dark reddish-brown eyes, now they are going GREEN! My mom has green eyes, and my dad has hazel, so it makes sense that I would have GREEN eyes... I read somewhere that poor liver function can make your eyes orangy-yellowy, maybe it has something to do with that??? And this is only after about 1 month. Still hoping it will take care of some of the bigger PCOS symptoms, but I think that it will take some time for my hormone levels to normalize now that I'm eating right.
I now also only buy poultry/meat/dairy that is grass-fed, organic, and HORMONE and ANTIBIOTIC FREE! Very important if you have hormone issues!
I definitely say go grain free... But if you do, only talk about it with other people who understand natural medicine. The girls I eat lunch with had a total fit over my grain free lifestyle, they can't understand how I can live without bread and pasta. They wouldn't let it go, it was almost like they took my new lifestyle as a personal insult! It was surreal, I now see how addictive the "new" wheat is, that people can't comprehend a grain free life. Now if people question why I'm eating my sandwich wrapped in lettuce instead of bread, I tell them I have Celiacs! Not exactly true but people seem more accepting of it. Until they start telling you about all the "great" gluten-free rice flour potato starch corn filled products in the "health" food isle! Blech! Just hang in there and know you aren't alone! You are doing it for YOUR health and YOUR life, and you don't have to justify it to anyone!"
10/26/2012: Wayfound from Motown, Ca/ Usa replies: "Thank you both for bringing up this topic. What you are describing is a classic low-carb diet. I can't imagine anyone giving you a hard time!
Now, the Paleo diet is where they might look at you a bit squirrely. This is where one attempts to eat foods cooked very little, if at all, including meat, eggs, milk. I have made a couple stabs at it, and all I can say is, maybe it was the cut of beef, but it was darn chewy. I wonder at our teeth, which look like grass-eaters... Exactly like horses' teeth. Fresh raw eggs have been put in smoothies since Jack LaLane's time. I'm after the fresh leche myself.
I am drawn by a line in Revelation: "They shall all eat whey. " Drink milk? It is a sacred cow healing food, when fresh, and pasture-fed cows are used. Same thing with the raw honey products. We even went to visit the pastured chickens where we get our eggs, to see if they were happy!
I am learning that soaking nuts for eight hours, then dehydrating eight hours, yields an entirely different nut butter: awoken, dark brown, oily, digestible, chock full of available nutrients.
But there must be something to sprouting grains? The mixture described in Ezekiel creates a protein, not carbs. Anyway, I agree about the protein part, if one is healthy enough to digest it. Messiah said, "Eat a little fish."
I am struck by the fact that Cain, the vegetarian, slew Abel, the meat-eater. A famous healer verified this emotional component-- that vegetarianism can lead to anger and emotional spikes, whereas meat-eaters (or protein?) are more mellow and even. One would expect the opposite to be true. I am prayerfully asking to be led to the right foods to eat, or not, as I have become a bit uncertain; but, I like fresh and raw more all the time. --T."
04/27/2014: Laura A from Austin, Tx replies: "As for the Paleo diet, this is an extremely flexible program with many variations of the program. I personally eat my meat well-done. Last June, of 2013, I got rid of gluten and dairy and legumes and most processed food, except for the stuff they serve when we very occasionally go out to eat. I only eat organic, grass fed meat and have lost 50# so far. Getting rid of oils is a huge deal. I eat only coconut oil or olive oil and I don't heat the olive oil as it becomes a carcinogen. Have I gotten rid of everything? NO, I wish. Still dealing with Candida and Leaky gut. IBS symptoms have almost disappeared unless I cheat. Just started the lime/baking soda(sodium bicarbonate for our out of US neighbors) that TED recommends. Hoping the alkaline environment will take care of bugs. Also take digestive enzymes and coconut kefir. Blood pressure issues and heart palpitations have really settled .down. I also take hibiscus mint tea for blood pressure jumps. Thank you everyone for your input on various things. Ted, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and THANK YOU very much for the EC for starting this whole website. Many blessings to each of you."
[YEA] 12/14/2006: Cindy from Salem, OR: "Dear Ted, Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had wrote to you on 11/5/06 about my husband and his throat clearing. This was an problem he has delt with for around 15 years. I had put him on your ACV/Baking Soda and he added the citric acid also as his ph seems to always be way to high alkaline. It really seems to have worked and after all these years of trying different things. We are still a bit afraid to claim victory. It has been almost 2 weeks of not one bit of problem. It took about 6 weeks for it to kick in and go away. Now I have to say he had days where he took the mixture 5 times and always at least 3 times a day. If he had bugs he wanted them gone !!!! Plus he really likes the taste of this stuff. I wish I could see you to shake your hand and say thanks. DON'T GIVE UP PEOPLE, THIS STUFF DOES WORK !"Replies
09/23/2010: Larry from Johannesburg, Gauteng replies: "I clear my throat all the time and its very frustrating, I am very acidic and have had constipation for years. I have also had severe candida issues and I have tried every detox under the sun. What should I take and in what quantities. 40 years old"
02/27/2012: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "Take coconut capsules for the constipation. It may help the candida issues too."
[YEA] 12/08/2006: Peg from Medford, MA: "Hi. Just felt compelled to write into the site and report on my ACV experience. I'm 42 and have suffered from a variety of ailments from the not too serious (acne) to the more serious (neurological). I started taking ACV "Ted's Way" with a bit of baking soda, 2TBS/serving, 2X a day (sorry, just can't do 3x a day due to my schedule). My skin is looking really wonderful, so much so that people have commented on how healthy and radiant I look! Since I was 9 I've had very oily skin, and now it seems ot have normalized, neither oily nor dry. I'm pretty thin to start with, so weight loss was not really an issue for me. But I've noticed that I've definitely thinned out a bit more around the middle, and I feel more "lithe" than I've felt in awhile. My boyfriend thinks I"m nuts, but I think he's nuts with his stinky lethicin and yeast. : ) I enjoy making my fizzy "science experiment", and I make sure to brush my teeth afterwards, just to be on the safe side. I take it after meals so it's wise to brush my teeth then, anyway."
05/23/2011: Samo33 from Beirut, New Rawda, Lebanon: "hi I have an interesting question, about ashes that comes out of burning woods. Ashes is very alkaline, if we put half teespoon of ash in lemon juise it will react with the acid the same as sodium bicarbonate. My question is it safe to use ash insted of sodium bicarbonate to alkalize the body, how much the quonteti to use, and how to use the ash or if it is not safe why. Please ted can you enrich us with scientifical information aboit this subject, thanks. And if ashes have some other medicinal power???"Replies
03/30/2012: Chris from Indianapolis, In replies: "I use volcanic ash all of the time. I take it internally and apply it to various ailments on my body. It clears up staph, MRSA, poison ivy. Montmorillonite and Bentonite clay as well. I'm not sure about your specific ash but if you google it you can find wonderful uses."
08/05/2011: E. Cox from Graham, Wa: "Is it safe to drink Bicarbonate of Soda while brestfeeding? I am wanting to raise my PH levels from 6.25 to at least 7.0 or higher. If it is safe how much is oaky?"Replies
04/26/2013: Om from Tampa, Florida replies: "I am also breastfeeding and want to find out if it is safe and how much."
[YEA] 01/08/2007: Dan from Williston, OH: "The doctor says I have Barretts. I tried the ACV and baking soda....I wasn't ready for ACV....it didn't work after 2 days, I felt worse....just going for the buffers now by using just baking soda for a couple weeks...my Ph is better and I'm feeling better just after 2 days....trying to eliminate the possible reasons for my acid by following your various protocols....where can I get Borax (is that 20 Mule Team Borax or a food grade?) no health food stores around here carry it....your site is fantastic, I feel like it's just a matter of time before I land on the right combination of ingredients , thanks Dan.
P.S. I read your site every day and gleen new info from it, really appreciate it....thanks again, Dan"Replies
09/16/2008: Keannie from Asheville, NC replies: "boric acid is boric acid, whatever container it's in. The stuff you buy for laundry is not "food grade" but boric acid isn't really considered a food. If you're concerned you can purchase boric acid in a small tin for opthalmic washes at most drug stores, but the other will work as well and is much less expensive. Plus, you can use it for your laundry."
EC: Warning! Boric acid is actually more toxic than borax. Please read Ted's response to this subject here:
07/13/2011: Vreed27 from Edmonds, Wa replies: "You can purchase Borax for about $2.50 at Walmart in the laundry soap section."
06/21/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Borax is $3.50-$5 in stores here (north Texas), where are you that you get that great price??"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/01/2014: June from Fl replies: "Hello Ted, My question is about the baking soda and water formula which I have been taking for a week now. sometimes once a day or twice a day. I've had problems with high blood pressure and I've stopped taking blood pressure meds for the last 6 months. I've changed my diet over 2 years ago. I feel that my blood pressure has been rising since taking the baking soda and water. I really feel that this formula has been helping my candida issue and I do not want to stop taking it. Do you have any suggestion?"
03/01/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "Two supplements you should look into - nattokinase and vitamin K2 (ML7 form) - if you haven't. These should make high blood pressure a moot issue.
You may consider taking a break from the bicarbonate soda. Maybe you are over doing it. Some people switch to potassium bicarbonate but you have to research the implications of that yourself."
03/01/2014: Gina from Beverly Hills, Cali replies: "Hi Dan, I believe it is the sodium content of baking soda raising your blood pressure. I would give it a break for a while. If you can cut your salt intake in other foods, maybe you won't have a problem. Baking soda only raises my bp if I have eaten too much salty food in a restaurant. I also take it regularly as an alkalizing remedy."
03/01/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "Sea salt and Himalayan salt is more ideal salt to take but regular salt still has health benefits. Just to reinterate what I have said before, there is a myth that says salt is unhealthy for people. This is untrue. This harkens back when they said salt causes heart disease. Studies say it doesn't.
Salt is something that can improve ones health. Of course blood pressure will go up because more solids are in the blood. That doesn't mean one should cut down. Cutting salt consumption just to bring down blood pressure is not really doing what's right for your health. Also blood pressure readings vary all over the place all day long."
03/02/2014: Nanowriter from Hotspot, Texas replies: "Sodium "tightens", potassium and magnesium "loosen". If your bp is going up, you may have too much sodium in proportion to potassium and/or magnesium in your system. Try supplementing, especially with magnesium, which is a classic bp regulator."
03/02/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Prioris, according to your post, the easiest way to bring down blood pressure if one consumes salt, is probably drinking more water!! Is my logic sound???"
03/02/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "You have the right amount of water in your body when your urine color is a light yellow. dark yellow means you need more water. The amount of water you drink should be based on that. I wouldn't try to drink more water just to try to thin the salt. Salt is just like a health supplement that a healthy body needs.
I wouldn't get bent out of shape about your blood pressure just because a doctor told you. If the reason your concerned is due to possible heart health then look into those supplements I mentioned since they will go a greater way to protecting you than almost any doctor can. If you just want to bring down your blood pressure to avoid blood pressure medications then there is an easy solution to that. It's knowledge. Just don't take the blood pressure medications. Why ? They are a long term danger to your health and useless to addressing any root health problems. You can do the research yourself to verify this.
Focus on the health concern and not some arbitrary measurement of your blood pressure. Don't bring down your blood pressure just for the sake of bringing it down. Ask yourself why you really need to do that - not because the doctor told you."
03/04/2014: June from Fl replies: "Bill, you recommend that those with sodium issues could squeeze one lemon/lime and add bicarbonate until fizzing stops. But, you do not mention adding water afterwards. Does this mean that after the fizzing stops it should be consumed without adding water? Please clarify."
03/04/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "June, I'm not Bill, but yes you do add half a glass of water or more, if you want to."
03/04/2014: Bill from San Fernado, Philippines replies: "Hi June...Just add the juice of one squeezed lemon or lime to a glass which is half filled with water. Add the sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) until the fizzing stops. Now You can drink it.
For more details on alkalizing, see Ted's Alkalizing Remedies on EC."
04/06/2011: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi: "bill, would you be more specific on what foods you ate (or didn't eat) when you did alkalizing remedy? also would one have to achieve an alkaline body before the liver will detox? I appreciate all your help. thank you."Replies
04/07/2011: Bill from San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Cindy... I first started to use Ted's alkalizing remedies when I had candida about 5 years ago now. The remedy includes a diet to follow which would be the same for a liver detox. See this link:
My favourite forms of alkalizing now are:
* By using Ted's one lemon/lime and 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda(until the fizzing stops) in a half glass of water remedy. This one has potassium, other minerals, citrates and vitamin C as ascorbate and is most useful for cellular alkalization.
* Using just 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda in half a glass of water. This alkalizes the blood and is a good one to take about 1/2 hour before bed. Helps you sleep.
* 1/2 tspn Ascorbic Acid powder combined with 1/4 tspn baking soda in a half glass of water. Creates the alkaline form of Vitamin C as Sodium Ascorbate. Has a high negative ORP value(Redox Potential) and, electrically, this form is very healthy for the body. Sometimes I add magnesium chloride to this when its hot -- cools the body down for some reason.
* Two tablespoons of ACV and 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda in half a glass of water. This one gives you energy too and also has a high ORP value.
These remedies will all help the liver because of their alkalizing action. So you can alkalize at the same time as detoxing the liver and there should be no problems.
If you are using the olive oil and lemon juice detox for the liver -- then don't alkalize at the same time -- just alkalize at different times in the day when you are not taking the olive oil/lemon detox remedy."
05/16/2011: Chadi10 from Dubai, Uae replies: "Hi Bill... This Chadi form Dubai... I have been suffering form anxiety, panic attacks, and extreme fatigness for couple years now... It runs with me almost 24 hr a day, I hardly sleep, I have high blood pressure that runs in the family, I tried many medications nothing worked, I want to try the Baking Soda Remedy or ACV / BS, please sugest I appreciate you openion."
05/16/2011: Pat from Bloomingdale, Il, Usa replies: "Hello, Earth Clinic has a remedy for HBP... The one with 6 lemons, 3 ltrs. of water and 30 cloves of garlic... Works like a charm and lasts years...Pat"
06/08/2011: Chadi10 from Dubai, N/a, Uae replies: "Hello Pat: how do you use this formula ? Thank you in advace"
01/11/2013: Gilbertmom from Gilbert, Az, Usa replies: "Bill, can you alkalize your body too much? I heard there are dangers to having too high of a ph along with having too low of a ph. I am suffering from Candida, and I am trying everything I can to kill it off. I am noticing my urine PH on the test strips is now 8. 4 (after a meal). Does that mean I am overdoing it? I would love if you could answer this for me! You really know what you are talking about with this, while I on the otherhand do not :) By the way I am a 26 year old pregnant woman.
Thanks again! Gilbertmom"
01/13/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Gilbertmom... You should be both testing your urine and saliva for a healthy pH of between 6. 5 or 7. This will reveal the acid/alkaline levels of you blood and internal cell environment respectively. Both need to be addressed for an healthy alkaline body state. I take Ted's lemon/lime remedy to alkalize the cells (you can also take his ACV remedy for this if you want to) and I also alkalize my blood everyday with just the Baking Soda and water remedy. People never seem to bother with the Baking Soda and water remedy but, to tell you the truth, I actually use this one the most. This remedy is highly useful for helping digestion and digestive problems, helping to raise energy levels and also for improving intestinal health as well as for alkalizing the blood. And as mentioned already, you will need to alkalize both your blood and your cells with these two remedies in order to achieve a properly alkaline body state and you will also need to monitor your urine and saliva to achieve a proper healthy pH level.
From EC, here is what Ted says about alkalizing when pregnant:
"Most pregnancy can cause extreme acidosis which results in constipation, as a result of the growing baby as it produces a lot of toxic wastes to the mother. There are actually two kinds of acidosis, one where the body is generally acid, and another one where the intracellularly cells are acidic, which is often referred to as lactic acidosis. Usually apple cider vinegar and baking soda is best with lactic acidosis, while lemon and baking soda remedy helps stabilize the urinary pH. Ideally measuring urinary pH around 6. 5 - 7. 5, where 7. 0 I think will cause the least of the problems. Nausea and dizziness can sometime be helped with a drop of peppermint oil, while magnesium usually reduces cramps.
"The constipation, using baking soda and sea salt is taken on an empty stomach. Apparently you were eating food. The body is already in acid condition with more food, will obviously cause the body to vomit to get rid of excess acid, in a desperate act. Electrolytes may help in such instance, after vomiting to normalize the body's electrolytes."
Also, you should be measuring your pH levels before meals (not after) because after eating meals, and for a short time afterwards, makes the body more acid due to the effects of digestion. Similarly, you should also not monitor your pH levels directly after vigorous excercise -- because vigorous excercise tends to raise lactic acid levels in the body for a short time afterwards and will give an inaccurate acidic reading.
If you still get a high alkaline reading while taking both the above alkalizing remedies in the correct way then this could indicate an alkalosis problem and you should get this problem checked out with a doctor."
08/09/2010: Peter from Chicago, Il : "Bill, can you explain how do you tell the different if it's the stomach or the intestines indigestion ? Thanks!"
[YEA] 11/17/2009: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "Alkalizing with Herbs
Hi everyone...I was taking Ted's Lime or Lemon or ACV and baking soda alkalizing formulas plus my own decoction of herbs -- Tinospora cordifolia (Ind. Gudduchi), Phyllanthus niruri(The Stonebreaker) and Tumeric -- for my intestinal Candida two years ago. This regimen was completely successful.
A by-product of this daily protocol was that I eliminated all my gall- and liver-stones. I had very hard stools(constipated) which become soft and regular again. I know these stones were being expelled because it felt like hundreds of small peas were being expelled whenever I went to the toilet. This continued over a period of 6 months until they were all gone. I also simultaneously lost weight and got rid of my belly!!
I cannot say for sure whether it was Ted's alkalizing formula or whether it was my herbal formula which caused the expulsion of my gall-stones. But this was much easier than drinking Olive oil with epsom salts everyday!! And I am very glad it happened!! "
12/23/2009: Kelly from Cincinnati, Ohio replies: "To Bill from San Fernando, Phillipines; If you see this post could you please tell me where you got the "alkalizing with herbs formula? Was it already mixed, or did you buy the tinospora cordifolia and the phyllanthus niruri separately and mix them yourself? Please include in your post measurements. you said you have used the formula for 2 years. How long did it take to see results? Thank You and many blessings."
12/25/2009: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Kelly...Although my remedy was a tri-herbal remedy, the really important herb for removal of all stones is "The StoneBreaker" or Phyllanthus niruri. This herb is renowned in Ayurvedic(Indian) medicine for stone and calcium deposit removal. So, if you have stones, this is the most important herb for you.
Your best bet is to try two Ayurvedic mixtures that are sold at Ayurvedic stores and websites and these are:
Both contain Phyllanthus niruri and are usually taken, a spoonful at a time, with bread or other food.
Failing this you should be able to easily find and order the above mixtures, as well as the plain powdered Phyllanthus niruri herb, from any Ayurvedic website. Unfortunately I can't recommend any sites here -- not allowed -- but just type in their names into Google Search and you will find them easily enough.
Good luck !!"
12/25/2009: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Kelly...I forgot to add that the tri-herbal remedy that I use -- I make all this up myself. The Chanca piedra(Phyllanthus niruri), Tinospora cordifolia and Tumeric root, I actually grow in my tropical garden here in the Philippines but you will not be able to do this in Cincinnati, wrong climate.
This is why I haven't advised how to make the decoction -- it's best you purchase the Ayurvedic equivalents that I've mentioned above and follow their instructions -- just as good. I've also written more about the uses of this remedy here:
12/27/2009: Johann from Santa Clara, California replies: "Hello Bill, I am happy that you found something that worked for you! How long did you do the alkalizing drink for till your candida was resolved and how did you verify it? Did you cycle it on/off after a period of time? How often and how much during the day did you take the drink? Also did you vary the drink between lime/lemon/acv? Thank you very much for sharing, Bill!"
12/29/2009: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Johann...I alkalized 2 times a day with mainly lemon/lime and used between a half and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. If I was low on energy I would take ACV Baking Soda. Usually I would have a rest from the alkalizing, taking it for 5 or 6 days then take a couple of days off.
My external symptoms were very bad nail fungus(feet), athletes foot, eczma and psoriasis. Inside my body I was perpetually constipated, going to toilet once every 4 days if I was lucky. Low energy. I was also constantly feeling bloated, my diet was also not good.
I have little doubt that I had Candida and feel so much better now, with much increased energy. All these symptoms have now disappeared and I have regular daily toilet now. I put all this down to Ted's simple alkalizing regimen that I followed for just over a year. I still take this remedy now though not every day, only when I'm not feeling so good or after I've eaten something I shouldn't !!"
02/24/2010: Cindy from Ch, Wi replies: "to bill, i was planning on following the lime/soda alkalizing formula until i saw on the baking soda remedy page the warning about baking soda depleting the body of essential vitamins and minerals. could you respond exactly what you followed for a year? thank you so much."
02/25/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Cindy...I've looked and searched over the internet for the evidence for the depletion of Vit C by Sodium Bicarbonate and cannot find any substantiative evidence.
Here is the official MSDS Datasheet on the Toxicity of Sodium Bicarnonate or Baking Soda:
Baking Soda has a LD50(median lethal dose) of 4.2 grams/kg for rats. To give you a comparison of toxicity, ordinary table salt(Sodium Chloride) has an LD50 of 3.0 grms/kgm. See this link:
So, ordinary table salt(Sodium Chloride) is therefore technically more poisonous than Baking Soda(or Sodium Bicarbonate).
I have never personally had any side-effects from taking the baking soda remedies in the last 3-4 years.
This is what I took to cure candida:
* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime or 2 tbspns ACV plus 1/2 tspn baking soda(Arm & Hammer brand) two or three times a day. This is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy and this is THE NUMBER ONE CURE for Candida in my book.
* One tablespoons of virgin coconut oil stirred into my coffee or raw at least 3 times a day. Taken to both fight candida and cure my constipation problems.
* Blackstrap molasses(for essential minerals) in my coffee, no refined sugar or aspartame sweetener allowed in my diet.
When I started this remedy at the beginning, I got fairly severe flu-like symptoms -- it almost seemed as if the remedy was making me worse. But this die off or Herxheimer Effect always happens when you get the fungal toxins in your blood from the microbes and fungus, so think of it as a good sign.So don't give up !!
Your liver and kidneys are overworked clearing the candida die-off toxins from your body initially, until your immune system can get on top of it, so its worthwhile taking herbs like milk thistle, burdock etc(your choice) to support your liver and kidneys during this protocol. After this die-off it was easy. All my skin problems just disappeared slowly (except the jock itch -- but that's another story) and I haven't had a cold or flu in over 2 years now.
It took me a full year to completely get rid of my candida with all symptoms gone. And even though I'm clear of candida now, and since it is very difficult to eat non-acidic foods these days, I still always alkalize and take coconut oil and molasses a couple of times a week as a preventative even now (plus I am now supplementing borax, magnesium, natural sea salt etc as recommended by Ted on this site).
I have also read on EC that certain people -- who probably have sodium or potassium body electrolyte issues, have suffered insomnia, nausea, kidney pains or headaches on alkalizing protocols.
Some interesting historic information for you. Medical Doctors, up until the 1930s, used to regularly recommend Sodium Bicarbonate for acid stomach, colds, flu and as a paste for brushing your teeth. In current day medical applications, Sodium Bicarbonate is regularly used as an IV in both cancer chemotherapy as a clearing buffer, and also for women in labour.
Never take sodium bicarbonate if you have renal or kidney problems. Seek medical advice first.
I hope that this puts your mind at ease about baking soda,
02/25/2010: Moi from V.ville, Ca replies: "Bill, you say ...
"I have also read on EC that certain people -- who probably have sodium or potassium body electrolyte issues, have suffered insomnia, nausea, kidney pains or headaches on alkalizing protocols. "
Can you tell me what to do in that case? Should we take the formula or not? And if not, what can we do as an alternative.
Thanks in advance."
02/25/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Moi...If you have sodium issues, then use either 1/8 tsn Baking Soda plus 1/16 tspn potassium bicarbonate plus 1/4 tspn citric acid powder.
You can also use the lemon/lime remedy with baking soda, which also normalizes many more parameters and, according to Ted, is the best and easiest one to use.
I've never ever had any problems taking these remedies myself, and I've been taking them for 3-4 years now. As to whether you should take these formulas, that's really up to you. If you have renal or kidney issues, then seek advice from your doctor.
As far as I'm concerned, baking soda is body friendly and is a natural body chemical, because bicarbonates are used widely both in digestion and in essential respiration processes within the human body. Sodium is also a major body electrolyte, which you body needs.
Sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) on its own, before the 1930s, was regularly prescribed in solution by doctors for colds and flu, and was used as a toothpaste. Today, Sodium bicarbonate is used by the medical profession as an IV buffer or flush during cancer chemotherapy as well as for women in labour.
Sodium bicarbonate, according to the MSDS standard, in terms of toxicity, is technically less poisonous to your body than ordinary table salt.
Hope this helps..."
04/06/2010: Sodium from Louisville, Kentucky replies: "Hello Bill,
My sodium levels are low,via hair testing, and my potassium levels were high. I've had seizures in the past from low potassium. Can you tell me if I should use the full amount of sodium bicarb, 1/4 in my acv or lemon twice a day. I also have candida. I've only tried a sprinkle in my acv which certainly helps but wanted to find out what you think?
Thanks, I enjoy your posts and seem to have forgotten my login information!"
04/07/2010: Sodium from Louisville, Kentucky replies: "Okay, I tried this today Bill, but I used ACV. The thing is when I've tried Peroxide, Castor Oil Packs on the liver, I felt something odd move in my liver.
Yesterday when I tried the borax and acv mixture I felt the same movement in the liver. Then I felt a strong pain in my lower abdomen where I have the candida rash. I noticed that the tightness in my liver, lessened. I'm thinking this cure would help those with liver disease, since I have liver malfunction, or perhaps the candida has invaded my liver. I also had more energy than normal and my thinking was clearer. Of course, this is the first day but I thought I would add that info. Also, I noticed that my urine was cloudy. Do you have any idea why that is? I also noticed I passed more candida in my urine and stool.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!"
04/07/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Sodium...Providing there is nothing wrong with your kidneys, alkalizing using lemon/lime or ACV with BS or BS (on its own) with 1/2 glass of water should not hurt you and should definitely help to get rid of the candida. When I had Candida, I took these remedies and used 1/2 tspn of BS twice a day in the remedies.
What might also cause a potassium/sodium imbalance is low body magnesium. Magnesium is very important, and is used in over 300 major body enzyme processes, including the regulation of calcium/potassium in your body. Most people are magnesium deficient and take too much calcium in their diet these days. Too much calcium causes intracellular acidity which encourages ailments like candida.
The best magnesium supplements to take are mag chloride, mag citrate or mag gluconate. You could also take magnesium (using either mag chloride or Epsom salts) -- 2-3 cups in your hot bath -- and absorb the magnesium transdermally through your skin over 1/2 an hour. Or you can simply prepare it as a spray using an ordinary garden sprayer. See this link:
I also prepare my own mineral water these days using 1/2 teaspoon natural sea salt, 1/4 tspn borax(1/8 tspn for women) and 1/4 teaspoon Mag sulphate(epsom salts or mag chloride) in 1 litre of water, and just drink this over a couple of days. This should benefit and regulate your electrolytic imbalances as well as both the sea salt and the borax acting as significant anti-fungals against the candida."
04/08/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Sodium...When I started my Candida remedies, all sorts of strange things happened. First, and for a while, I felt quite poorly for a few weeks at the beginning of the cure. But this is just the candida die-off reaction to the remedies(this always happens), which puts a large strain on your immune system, liver and kidneys initially. This is why I took my own brand of herbs to support these organs during whilst taking the candida remedies. Many people with candida give up at this stage, either saying that they are allergic to the remedies or that the remedies just don't work. But you will always feel worse before you feel better with these remedies, because of this Herxheimer or candida die-off effect.
Secondly, when I was taking these remedies, I felt round, hard, pea-like things coming out with my faeces. Hundreds of them. I worked out that this could only have been a discharge of gallstones from my liver/gallbladder area, through use of my remedies. I was using coconut oil with lemon/lime in my remedies, which is also a method used to get rid of gallstones(normally lemon juice and olive oil are used). This discharge went on for something over 4 months and then just stopped. A useful side-effect of this discharge was that I both lost a considerable amount of weight as well as got a flat tummy again.
My view of the "liver movement" you have experienced is simply the discharge of more bile(and perhaps gallstone blockages or even parasites) from your liver/gallbladder area. As a precaution, and to support your kidneys and liver organs, I would also take herbs -- like dandylion, burdock, milk thistle or herbs of your own choice -- to support your liver and kidneys for the duration.
Cloudy urine can be caused by many things -- bacteria, excess blood proteins, excess minerals or even lack of Vitamin C. To see all the causes of cloudy urine, just type "ted cloudy urine" in the search box at the top right of this page and this will show you all the ailments and causes that it relates to in another tab in your browser."
04/24/2010: Sodium from Louisville, Kentucky replies: "Thanks Bill for your responses! Odd for me to read this today because I have been doing some of the alkalyzing formulas and have recently started to have swelling in my gallbladder/liver area. I started to have a lot of belching and lost my appetite, I thought it was a die-off reaction but my hand and feet turned yellow. I thought that perhaps there were gallstones blockign a duct or something, so I did a few liver flushes and started doing enemas more regularly. With the gallbladder flush I passed some stones, and passed a few more the next day.
I upped some of the herbs then felt better after adding sea salt to my alkalyzing drink. I noticed the edema was better after adding the sea salt! The funny thing is, or not so funny, is that I have suffered from extreme insomnia and when I added the sea salt, I have started to sleep better. Yesterday sleeping for six hours, HUGE FOR ME! I'm not wondering if the electrolyte balance has been the cause of all of my problems, including candida and seizures, specifically since my sodium levels are so low and potassium and magnesium levels were high on the hair analysis.
I had stopped doing the magnesium baths for a while because my feet was swelling afterwards, although I like using the sea salt, I'm not sure I should continue that and will instead try upping my sea vegetables/kelp to see if that does the trick!
I also noticed that when I use bentonite clay, the yellow hands and feet are better, but they are also better when using the sea salt!
08/06/2010: Peter from Chicago, Il replies: "Bill,
Per your question to Robert: (Is the indigestion in your stomach or intestines?)
How do you tell if it's the stomach or the intestines indigestion ?
Unrelated question: Can I dissolove magnesium citrate powder or Betaine Powder in hot water because cold water does not dissolve as well, will it decrease the effectiveness of either one?
08/06/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Peter... Generally, after eating food, the stomach will transfer the food to the duodenum within half and hour to and hour, depending on the of amount of food eaten.
Combining Mag Citrate and Betaine HCL in hot water should not cause any problems either."
08/16/2010: Robert from Sydney, Nsw, Australia replies: "Hi All,
My problem is in duodenum and spread to lower small intestine. I removed Candida by drinking carbicarb from lower intestine (I could see it in my urine). Changes were immediate (better skin, hair, back acne gone) but it will take me some time to fix the actual duodenum. There is a lot of that staff there. I develop burning in my mouth after 40min of eating that is how I learned that it is the duodenum. It is quite difficult for Candida to get in the stomach due to digestive juices. Robert"
09/10/2010: Robby from Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines replies: "Im from the philippines also, if you can please send me the email address of Bill, , if possible, , , I just wanted to get an advise from him, , , so I can talk to him on our language, I have problems writing a long letter. Thank you very much...."
EC: Hi Robby,
Bill's email address is bt130550 [at] gmail.com
11/23/2011: Redcairo from Miami, Ok replies: "This is the abstract of a research article which confirms that at least from a science perspective, this herb actually does reduce calcium deposit-based stones in the body:
Effect of extract of Phyllanthus niruri on crystal deposition in experimental urolithiasis
11/23/2011: Redcairo from Miami, Ok replies: "I thought you might be interested in some science references to the herb Tinospora cordifolia mentioned. Some of these results particularly with sinusitis and diabetes are pretty amazing. The research on this just goes on and on for this one. - PJ
Radiation-Induced Testicular Injury and Its Amelioration by Tinospora cordifolia
Conclusion: ... These observations indicate the radio- protective potential of Tinospora cordifolia root extract in testicular constituents against gamma irradiation in mice.
Effect of aqueous extract of Tinospora cordifolia on functions of peritoneal macrophages isolated from CCl4 intoxicated male albino mice
Conclusion: ... From our findings it can be suggested that, polar fractions of Tinospora cordifolia stem parts contain major bioactive compounds, which directly act on peritoneal macrophages and have been found to boost the non-specific host defenses of the immune system.
Tinospora cordifolia as an adjuvant drug in the treatment of hyper-reactive malarious splenomegaly case reports
Results: Addition of extract of T. Cordifolia for the first six weeks to chloroquine showed regression of spleen by 3750% after six weeks and 4569% after six months from the start of treatment. Likewise decrease in IgM and increase in Hb as well as wellbeing (Karnofsky performance scale) were observed. Conclusion: The results of the present study paves a new sight in the treatment of hyper-reactive malarious splenomegaly, however, large-scale trial is required to confirm the beneficial effect of T. Cordifolia extract in combination with chloroquine.
An immunomodulator from Tinospora cordifolia with antioxidant activity in cell-free systems
Therefore, the immunomodulator from Tinospora cordifolia may also be beneficial as an antioxidant.... Our results too demonstrate significant antioxidant properties in the polysaccharide immunomodulator obtained from T. Cordifolia against peroxynitrite and photosensitization induced damage.
Efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. ) extracts on blood lipid profile in streptozotocin diabetic rats. Is it beneficial to the heart?
Our results indicated that Tinospora cordifolia stem extract is able to ameliorate the derangements in lipid me-tabolism caused by diabetes mellitus in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats towards normal level. Hence, this study may reveal the usefulness and beneficial value of herbal drug Tino-spora cordifolia in treating hyperlipidemia.
Efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia in allergic rhinitis
The efficacy of Tinospora cordifolia (TC) extract in patients of allergic rhinitis was assessed in a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial.... TC significantly decreased all symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Preventive effect of Tinospora cordifolia against high-fructose diet-induced insulin resistance and oxidative stress in male Wistar rats
High intake of dietary fructose exerts a number of adverse metabolic effects.... In conclusion, our data indicate the preventive role of T. Cordifolia against fructose-induced insulin resistance and oxidative stress; hence this plant could be used as an adjuvant therapy for the prevention and/or management of chronic diseases characterized by hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, insulin resistance and aggravated antioxidant status.
Antimicrobial Activity of Some Important Medicinal Plant Against Plant and Human Pathogens
Root and leaf extract of S. Cordifolia recorded significant activity against all the test bacteria. [This includes E. Coli]... The methanol extract of Sida cordifolia exhibited significant antifungal activity against F. Verticillioides.
Ameliorative effects of Tinospora Cordifolia root extract on histopathological and biochemical changes induced by Aflatoxin-B 1 in mice kidney
... Histopathological analysis of kidney samples also confirmed the protective values and antioxidant activity of ethanolic extract of herb. T. Cordifolia showed protection against aflatoxin-induced nephrotoxicity due to the presence of alkaloids such as a choline, tinosporin, isocolumbin, palmatine, tetrahydropalmatine, and magnoflorine.
Anti-diabetic properties of Tinospora cordifolia stem extracts on streptozotocin- induced diabetic rats
http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp/PDF/ pdf2009/May/Rajalakshmi et al.pdf
The oral administration of various extracts (hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol) of Tinospora cordifolia stem (TCS) were found to have potent antidiabetic activity that reduces blood sugar level in streptozotocin-(STZ) induced diabetic rats.... Supplementation of methanol extract significantly reduces the fasting blood glucose level when compared to other 2 extracts. Moreover this supplementation significantly decreases the glycosylated hemoglobin level as compare to diabetic control (p < 0. 001), reduced glucokinase and increased glucose-6-phoaphatase activity were reversed significantly by the treatment of TCS methanol extract in respect to diabetic group. In the TCS treated groups, the insulin and C-peptide levels were improved which shows the regeneration of -cell which secretes insulin, histopathological studies of pancreas of TCS methanol extract treated groups substantiate the regenerating capacity of extract."
06/24/2013: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Hi Bill, Would you advise me about my challenges with the candida protocol.
I began alkalyzing and doing your candida at the same time. I noticed with the baking soda I slept better. I also began the Water Cure which is more sea salt. I had strange results. The first was I was gaining 2 lbs per day. But to be fair I think it was from the water cure. But the worst was a horrible itching that started inside my breasts. I scratched so hard that I caused a boil on one breast which has yet to heal (6 weeks now, antibiotics and icchmol drawing ointment for the last week)
I am so still itchy. I stopped everything as I thought I was drastically allergic to something. I know I have candida and leaky gut and many food allergies. Do you have any idea what I did wrong?
06/25/2013: Carly from Rainy PNW, Usa replies: "Mary, I too have recently started using a lot of sea salt, and have the same breast itching! I am also very interested in what Bill has to say. Just wanted you to know you are not alone on this. It is miserable!"
06/25/2013: Mary from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada replies: "Thank you Carly, so scary!!! Be so careful that you do not scratch. I got a boil on my breast! I did not even know what a boil was! Are you itchy anywhere else? Please keep me posted. I am really hoping Bill sees that post and addresses it. I would love to email him about it."
06/26/2013: Carly from Raincity, Usa replies: "Hi Mary, yes, it is scary! No itching anywhere else, just the breasts. The deepest, most horrible, incessant itch I have ever had! It woke me up in the night it was so bad. I changed my laundry soap, body soap, and still had the terrible itch. I didn't connect that I had started using sea salt right around the same time. Well, I stopped the sea salt (for now) and also have not worn a bra for two days, and this morning I am about 90% better! I don't know which it was, stopping the salt or not wearing a bra.... Thinking maybe I am sensitive to the synthetic fabric in the bra for some reason... Anyway.... I am wearing a bra again today, so will see if it gets worse again. If not, then I will go back to the sea salt, and see how that goes. I Love the sea salt, really hoping that is not the cause. I Hope you are doing better. Boils are nothing to mess around with.... Have you read on here about turmeric and how it helps heal them? :)"
[YEA] 06/07/2011: Sue M. from Worden, Il Usa: "The journey of our health is always a learning process. Each one of us has to do the experimenting and research to find our optimal health. I do the ACV, VCO, green drinks, meditation, but never gave too much thought about the degree of my diet and how it was affecting my digestion, sinus issues, weight and mood. I started reading "Fire Engine 2 Diet" and read how so much acid is contained in meat and dairy. Also, saturated fat that leads to so many heart problems.
I can now report that after starting on my 3rd week of Vegan eating, that my digestion is top rate, no sinus congestion, losing weight gradually and my mood is calm, and I am happy most of the time. My energy level has doubled and I don't feel like collapsing when I get home from work. I guess the reason why I'm sharing all of this with you is because what if it's just as simple to feel better by changing what we eat? We can change the conditioning of our upbringing and eat healthier. I won't go back to my old way of eating.... I feel too good. Bless you all."Replies
06/24/2013: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Sue, are you blood type A? I am just wondering why it is working so well for you. I may try myself this summer and I am a blood type A. Based on the blood type diet that is supposed to be ideal for A types."