Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Baking Soda Details
- Baking Soda Vs Baking Powder
- Acid Reflux
- Alkalizing Ph
- Aluminum in Baking Soda
- Athletic Performance
- Bacterial Infections
- Baking Soda and Benzene
- Baking Soda and Children
- Baking Soda and Potassium
- Baking Soda and the Pancreas
- Baking Soda Side Effects
- Bee Stings
- Bladder Pain
- Body Odor
- Canker Sores
- Colds and Flu
- Depletes Calcium
- General Feedback
- Gum Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Multiple Cures
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Skin Cancer
- Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets
- Sore Throat
- Stomach Ache
- Toenail Fungus
- Travel Uses
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Where to Buy: India
- Where to Buy: Philippines
01/12/2013: Brian from Wichita, Is: "Milk is ninety percent water, there are studies on milk beating out water and Gatorade in athletes after three hour competitions, ( ergolog.com ) I myself was donating plasma for two years and could not afford to eat food before I donated plasma which would..."
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[SIDE EFFECTS] 03/15/2011: Lorica from New Albany, Indiana: "I have had lots of problems with acididty and after research and a blood test discovered it was probably very much related to being gluten sensitive. I did not find that limes helped me a bit to be alkaline and even wheatgrass only helped somewhat. Baking soda has helped a lot... But I started having terrible cravings for milk products, even though I drank lots of milk. Guess what? Baking soda increases the need for calcium, it turns out. Whatever you use BS for, please be sure you get plenty of calcium! "Replies
06/12/2011: Mariah from Whangarei, New Zealand replies: "There is a widely spread mis-conception that Milk provides calcium to our bodies. This is pure marketing hype since the 40ties. The slogan "milk is good for your bones" is purely deisnged to sell more milk.
But isn't interesting that today there are more people with osteoporosis than there have ever been?
Often we crave what is bad for us. It's typical for an addiction-like situation. Most humans (about 77%) are lactose intolerant for a reason. Milk (especially cow's milk) is made for cow babies, not for human babies.
But the milk industry needs to sell more of this stuff because they produce incredible amounts of it... so they put it into everything.
When I went diary-free I discovered how milk solids or other things like whey are added to so many products these days it makes everyone sick - slowly!
Same goes with excess animal protein intake (meat) especially preserved ones.
People, it's time to question those false beliefs."
06/12/2011: Elly from Topeka, Kansas replies: "I realize this now and in the US both milk and meat are both subsidized by the government and to keep up the demands of a growing population the animals are kept are kept in what financial forecaster Gerald Celente has called on his youtube videos 'Auschwitz conditions' People sure are getting sicker and a select few millionaires, billionaires, trillionaires are certainly getting richer on pharmaceutical and pharming stocks of this growing sick culture. Since when is it normal for so many people at so young to be on som many meds? or for kids so youngs to already have so many diagnosis? We're suppsoed to be moving forward with technology not getting sicker and dying younger than our elders. Something's just not adding up here. I was surprised to read online people in sunny Florida have vitamin D deficiencies. They listened to the government subsidized ads that the sun is bad. Now in Missouri the tornado victims have a deadly aggressive fungus 'Zygomycosis' It's spread by breathing spores in or by physical contact. Great!"
06/13/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Mariah, I do believe that milk can be a source of calcium. The calcium in milk may not be as absorbable due to the lack of magnesium. Even cows sometimes suffer from lack of magnesium to the point of death unless the farmer gives them an emergency treatment of magnesium.
Note: There is a huge difference between processed milk and RAW milk from a healthy cow. I have noticed that older folk who only have raw milk rarely have osteoporosis (I know of people in this bracket, older dairy farmers). Many of the women who have had bone density scans done have been told that they have the bones of a 30 - 50 yr old, these ladies are generally in their 60's. (This may change with the next generation or two due to the changes in farming practices. ) I have also noticed that when some of these same people stop their farming they develop allergies mild or severe including lactose intolerance. These people had no problems with raw milk in their diets but when they switched to processed milk that all changed.
Your so right about the additives, some (dare I say most) even add an ingredient that makes the milk thicker and it does not show up on the ingredients label. My friends mother-in-law has not been able to drink milk since she developed allergies 6 months after they stopped milking. That was about 10 years ago. Two weeks ago she started to have a milk that does not have this thickener added and guess what - no allergies to it. She is so happy to have milk in her tea again.
I wonder if silica is more important for our bones?"
01/21/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Have realized that I did not add that I was talking about pasture fed cows. I tend to think all dairy herds are pasture fed but that is not the case. Thankfully it is mostly here on Oz."
01/12/2013: Brian from Wichita, Is replies: "Milk is ninety percent water, there are studies on milk beating out water and Gatorade in athletes after three hour competitions, ( ergolog.com ) I myself was donating plasma for two years and could not afford to eat food before I donated plasma which would cause me to test LOW on protien levels ( this happened five times) every time this happened I'd scramble up some change and drink a milk, and go get screened again and my protien would go up, there are studies ( independent studies) showing milk to hydrate the body."
06/21/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "I have a very slow digestion, is it a good idea to take the bicarbonate of soda in water after the meals?"Replies
05/23/2011: Jody from Fort Worth, Texas replies: "I think you are supposed to take BS on a empty stomach. Some people have had gas and bloating after taking BS after meals."
[YEA] 02/03/2010: Oneeyebrow from London, Uk: "can you overdose on baking soda? i found this link
how much is too much?
I tried the lemon and baking soda solution earlier and im sure my tongue has less white on it.
I feel more energetic now too not sure if its the solution or my workout in the gym?
im cautious tho after reading the other article"
02/20/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines: "An Old Baking Soda Flu Cure
Hi Everyone...I found an old letter, written by a prominent physician in 1924 -- a Dr Volney S. Cheney -- to Church and Dwight concerning the use of a certain well-known brand of Baking Soda that we all know. Here is his letter which is shown for historic interest only:
"In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the 'Flu' with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely any one who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks. I have since that time treated all cases of 'Cold,' Influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of Bicarbonate of Soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated. Further, within my own household, before Woman's Clubs and Parent-Teachers' Associations, I have advocated the use of Bicarbonate of Soda as a preventive for "Colds," with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took "Soda" were not affected, while nearly every one around them had the "Flu."
Recommended dosages from the A & H Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:
During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of A & H Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals.
During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of A and H Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals.
During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of A and H Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured."
That's the way they alkalized in the old days...!!
The letter is taken from the WellSphere(discussion forum) website here:
EC: Hi Bill,
That Arm & Hammer for the swine flu baking soda remedy was originally posted in one of Mark Sircus's newsletter a few months ago. The link attached to Mark's article no longer works, so I am trying to find a workable one.
02/20/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Deidre...Your absolutely right, I saw the article by Mark Sircus too some months ago, and I tried to find it again on the LifeEnthusiast and IMVA websites but no go. The link to Wellsphere that I have provided is an exact copy of the advert, I think.
EC: Hi Bill,
Here's the link to the article.
I skyped Mark this morning to let him know that it was down, but it appears to be working again this evening. Oddly the link was working for him in Brazil, but not for us!
12/23/2010: Angela from Ottawa, Ontario: "Hello Ted,
I had been researching cures for cancer.. A scientist told me the bakingsoda/maple syrup cure would be problematic.. & I quote his e-mail exactly below: (please help me know what is true.. The bsoda cure sounded quite hopeful.. I don't have cancer but I like answers & prevention)
"1. Maple Syrup, especially grade c or b is definitely a high nutrition product, however, the volume of sugar still has to be considered and as a short term blood cleansing like the cayenne pepper and lemon / lime and maple syrup cool aid drink, which is commonly known as the Mexican blood cleanser is a fantastically good formula. On the other hand, baking soda to chemically force the body to become alkaline is not at all the same as using lemons or limes, which go in acid and covert into alkaline. The baking soda technology is bunk, junk science. This is the typical, vicious medical powers to be who make money on cancer would suggest such a formula because initially, the baking soda would dilute the stomach acids, make the person less acid and then of course, they don't want you to look at what else happens, which is because the stomach acids have been diluted, the body now utilizes fungus to create sulfuric acid in the lower intestines to complete the digestion that should have been done in the stomach. As a result, the entire body becomes severely acid, the problems of asthma, mucus, and a variety of other lung issues will also develop from this problem, so in the long and short, I think this maple syrup baking soda is a harmful therapy. "
So what do you think Ted?
Angela.. Thank you :)"
[YEA] 09/05/2008: April from Southeast, GA: "I tried a couple teaspoons of baking soda mixed in about one-half to three-quarters cup of water to relieve debilitating gas pains. Within about five minutes, the relief was setting in. After about 15 minutes, the gas pains were gone. It did cause me to expel some gas, too, which I was unable to do beforehand."
04/09/2013: Cyber Pony from Miami, Fl: "be careful when buying Arm Hammer baking soda. The box got recently, same orange color as before, said for household use, refrigerator etc but could not find ingredients listed on it. Small print said not for cooking on it. I kept turning the box over and over and in a very inconspicuous area, it said conditioner added for easy flow!!!! Now how much harder is the flow in regular, untainted Baking Soda - Sodium Bicarbonate? I am appalled at Arm & Hammer for pulling this stunt. Seriously? please EC, post this conspicuously so our community will know to buy another brand, like me. thanks."
12/15/2012: Susan from New York: "Bill from San Fernando, can you clarify this statement on E/C. Maybe this is for legal purpose to protect E/C from lawsuit. I know B/S is needed by everyone, is there any reason or under what health condition one should not take baking soda ? As you have mentioned table salt is much more deadly.
*** BAKING SODA CAN DEPLETE THE BODY OF ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS, ESPECIALLY B VITAMINS, FOLIC ACID AND CHROMIUM!"Replies
12/15/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Susan... BS should not be taken if the body is in a state of alkalosis (too alkaline) as occurs in many end stage autoimmune diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, HIV AIDS. BS should also not be taken if you have a malfunctioning kidney.
As Paracelsus, a famous medievil Swiss physician said: "Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy."
For a reasonable account of warnings and contraindications for BS, see this link.
For further evidence of the usefulness of BS to the body (other than just for alkalizing) see this link.
I've been using SB against candida in high dosages and on a regular basis since then for many years and have noticed no adverse effects."
12/06/2012: Charlotte from Houston, Texas: "I can't find a doctor or therapist in Houston Texas to administer sodium/baking soda iv."Replies
12/07/2012: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "HI U CHORLETTE, , , , , , , , Why do you want to do baking soda as an I.V. ? I have done that and it's a zero. Just add a teaspoon of baking soda to hot glass of water and your urine pH will be 8. I have done all the I.V. things for the last 5 years. Some are good and some you can just take orally or by a nebulazor. I once took Hydrogen Peroxide by I.V. , now I do it with a nebulazor. My doctor has been into this alternative stuff since 1995 and he is good. Dr Frank Shellenbegger has been into this natural stuff since the 1970's and he can teach the class.
Myself, I am now into Ozone and do flushing Nician FIR saunas for detox and alkalizine with baking soda. Do liver flush with lemon juice and olive oil. Clean my liver with coffee enemas. Tested positive for Lymphoma and am going after it naturally with Capsol T. Will let you know in two more months if I have whipped it. ====ROBERT HENRY======"
11/20/2012: Suzanne from La, Ca, Usa: "Hi Ted, I've been taking 1 tbsp baking soda in 8 oz of distilled or spring water every morning for at least 6 months. It's help clear me out in the morning and I read about in online for a cancer cure. I don't have cancer but developed adult onset asthma about 14 mths ago and then candida for over 6 mths now due to 3 weeks of antibiotics for a severe sinus infection from advair that I was on for one month last Feb. I have never been sick like this before in my entire life. I'm 54, had chronic hives for 7 years like 15 years ago but that went away. though I need claritin occasionally for itchiness I've had generally very good health til a year ago when I developed the asthma. Last night I started a 6th or 7th round of 5 days of Prednisone for severe asthma attack.
My question is if you could please tell me if taking the baking soda every morning like that okay long term??? I also take it occsionally 1/2 tspn with juice from one lemon or lime for the candida (which really helps it) is okay. I know the prednisone is very dangerous and am hoping to go to a chiropractor I know soon to do an adjustment since I read how that can cure asthma and the one I've gone to is really superb."Replies
11/21/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Suzanne... The asthma and allergies you have may well be caused by candida in your body.
You should alkalize your blood 3 times a day with Ted's BS and water remedy. This should be taken 1/2 hr to 1 hour after all meals -- 1/4 to 1/2 tspn in a half glass of water.
You should also alkalize your body cells using Ted's lemon/lime, water and BS remedy. Do this at least 2 times a day outside mealtimes.
To get off the prednisone -- try taking between 900 mgs each of pantethine and pantothenic acid and take B complex vitamns once a day. Pantethine and pantothenic acid have been found to give the same beneficial effects as prednisone -- without the dangerous side-effects. As well, you should take between 300 micrograms and 900 micrograms of molybdenum daily to both neutralize the candida poisons and hydrcarbon poisons in your body. Molybdenum also acts to kill candida.
Read this piece of research:
To discover how to kill the candida using other natural nutrients like virgin coconut oil, borax and lugols iodine, see this EC link:
09/29/2012: Susan from Vancouver, Canada: ""Bill from San Fernando, can you clarify this. What if I go to bed before 12 PM, when should I take the B/S since Ted's post does not recommend taken before 12 pm. Thanks Bill.
Per Ted's Post
Baking soda is ideally taken before bedtime, but also ideally after lunch one to two hours, and after dinner one hours. It is never to be taken before 12 pm or early morning, although it can be used as a toothpaste substitute for most fluoridated toothpastes. Ted"""Replies
09/29/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Susan... The reason Ted advises that you alkalize after 12 pm is because, during the night, the body's homeostasis works hard to readjust your body's pH to correct and healthy levels again -- and so in the morning your body should be reasonably alkaline anyway. But, after you have eaten breakfast and lunch -- the acid food that you have eaten will have acidified your body to some degree -- since 80% of the food we eat is acid-forming anyway -- so taking the alkalizing remedies after lunch will better assist in keeping the body alkalized and healthy.
Your post was a little unclear so I will assume that you are a night worker(you didn't mention this) and that you go to bed for eight hours in the morning when you get back from your night work. When you go to sleep for 8 hrs in the morning then this is when your body goes into repair mode(which is exactly what occurs if you go to sleep for 8 hours at night) -- this is when your body tries to readjust your pH to healthy levels again. So, in this instance, taking sodium bicabonate and water an hour before your 8 hours sleep(in the morning) actually aids the body in the alkalizing readjustment process.
But if you were talking about going to sleep for just a quick hour's nap -- then no, this is not the same as 8 hours rem sleep that I've described above."
09/30/2012: Diana from White Mountains, Nh, USA replies: "Bill, I am taking baking soda in the empty stomach everyday and its helping me. I have chronic constipation. I take little ACV and Baking Soda with lots of water. You just advised that it is not good to take baking soda before 12pm. Please advice it is ok to take baking soda for constipation in the empty stomach."
09/30/2012: Susan from New York replies: "Hi Bill from San Fernando, sorry I did not make myself clear. So it is ok to take sodium bicabonate and water an hour before my 8 hours sleep? Thanks."
09/30/2012: Love from Louisville, Ky replies: "I don't recommend baking soda daily. I would recommend going on a organic juice fast for 30 days and embrace an organic raw vegan lifestyle.
Daily, I drink 5 cups of organic juice that I make and within 20 minutes, everything comes out of me! I juice: 1 head of Kale, 3 collard green leaves, 1 large locally grown apple, 1/2 lemon... This is yummmmmmy! Taste like lemonaide. You will never have constipation again. I would also recommend 1/3 cup of minerial oil daily for three days and really get rid of your issue. Hope this helps!"
10/01/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Diana... When I had candida in the past and I first started to alkalize, I always took both Ted's bicarb and water and lemon/ lime bicarb and water remedies about 2 hours after eating -- outside mealtimes in other words. This greatly helped against my candida, constipation and bloating issues. In those days, I usually started to alkalize in late morning.
Later, I understood that taking sodium bicarb and water outside mealtimes was good for alkalizing both the intestines and the body. However now, I take sodium bicarb and water about 1/2 hr to 1 hour after meals -- because taking it this way helps to alkalize the intestines, alkalize the blood AND helps digestion issues because it supports main stage digestion in the upper intestines which should always occur in an alkaline to neutral medium(not acid).
Normally, during sleep at night, the body's homeostsis mechanism comes into play to re-adjust the body's pH(and electrochemistry) back to a healthy levels again. Since 90% of the food we eat now is acidic -- taking sodium bicarb in this way, an hour or so before sleep, actually helps the homeostasis mechanism to re-adjust the body's pH to healthy levels again.
What I have also noticed is that taking sodium bicarb at night also helps people with slow digestion ussues caused by GERD and other problems. Similarly, slow or poor digestion can also be caused by too little bicarbonates from the pancreatic juices -- so taking sodium bicarbonate an hour before you sleep actually helps to make digestion more efficient and helps to avoid acid intestines, reflux etc at night.
To keep it simple -- the only times when I would never take the sodium bicarb and water remedy would be directly before a meal, during a meal and directly after a meal ie while stomach acid digestion is still working and doing its job -- because taking thos remedy incorrectly like this during meals would adversely affect and interfere with both stomach acid digestion and main stage digestion in the duodenum.
Therefore Sodium bicarb is OK to take for constipation. But I've also found that if you add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt(once a day) to the sodium bicarb and water and take it that way as Ted advises -- then this tend to work much better to help loosen up the constipation than just sodium bicarb and water alone."
10/01/2012: Meenu from Vancouver, Canada replies: "i suffer from high cholestrol and blood pressure. do you recommend this for me? till now i've never tried baking soda, but I used to take ACV but rather then lowering or controlling my HBP it increased it. your opinion is highly appreciated and valued. thanks"
[YEA] 02/03/2012: Eddie from Fort Lauderdale, Fl: "After reading these posts and not having health insurance, I tried the baking soda and it's no less than amazing! Thank you folks."Replies
02/04/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "What did you try it for?"
11/05/2011: Terry Dee from London, Essex England: "I have high blood pressure and am avoiding salt . On tasting a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water it tastes like salt. Is there a high salt content in it?"Replies
06/03/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, USA replies: "Dear Terry Dee from London, UK: Baking soda is sodium bicarbinate (bicarbinate of soda, bicarb), so you may be tasting or perceiving the sodium as is part of the bicarb."
10/12/2011: Eve from Liverpool, Uk: "Hello, I've heard that using too much bicarbonate of soda can affect bones. Any views on this please? Eve"
07/07/2011: Maggie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "I called the makers of Arm & Hammer So Clean! Super Washing Soda. They gave me a list of ingredients:
They couldn't give me an exact percentage for the sodium carbonate but said it is very high (over 90%) and it has a pH of 11. Is this safe to ingest?"Replies
05/10/2012: Kaylove from Laguna, Ca replies: "No! Why on earth would you consider ingesting something with fragrance and surfactants in it?! ?! ?!"