Posted by Paul (Nashville, TN) on 12/21/2007
[NAY] My wife has a high sensitivity to Edema and electrolyte imbalance if she gets too much Sodium. She recently had Reflux symptoms and we tried the juice from one large arm of a fresh aloe vera plant straight up with a little purified water. Drink it quick because the critical healing enzymes in Aloe Vera begin to deteriorate within 10 minutes of being cut from the plant.
We also had 1 Tbspn Ginger Root Juice in the morning and Ted's ACV formula but we sustituted Sodium free, Calcium Carbonate-based Baking Soda instead in the standard Sodium-based stuff.
Ted's formula of 1/4 Teaspoon - 2 TABLESPOONS 2-3x per day of Sodium-based Baking Soda is frankly dangerous. At the low end (1/4 Teaspoon of Sodium-based Baking Soda per serving), you are getting 900mg of additional Sodium.
The USDA daily limit is 2200mg of Sodium. Anyone on a low sodium diet should be on 1200mg or less of Sodium.
At the suggested upper limit of 2 TABLESPOONS per serving of Sodium-based baking soda, you are receiving 21,600mg (that's right, Twenty-Thousand, Six Hundred milligrams) of Sodium!
This is close to TEN TIMES the recommended limit for a NORMAL person! This has very serious health effects!
Sodium drives the electrolyte balance of the whole body and these levels can cause all sorts of nerve and heart complications (as we read above). I would just about guarantee that the people reporting trouble above are doing over a 1/2 teaspoon or more of Sodium per serving.
Ted's ACV formula is frankly - dangerous!
Sodium is the LAST thing you need to be adding to your body at this level. The reason most antacids are made of Calcium Carbonate is because it can be safely taken in quantities to counteract acid and actually have a health benefit to the typical person.
I am all for ACV and reducing it's pH, but it should be supplemented with Calcium Carbonate such as Sodium-Free Baking Soda which is calcium-based. If you are a woman over 50, this is actually a major health benefit.
We are only doing one ACV treatment per day in the morning and using 1 teaspoon of Calcium-based baking soda. That is 1200mg of Calcium or 120% of the daily recommended value of Calcium. Most people don't get enough Calcium anyway so this works out fine.
You have to do some common-sense research on things or you can end up in major trouble....Paul