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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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[YEA] 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.
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Fort Worth, Texas
[YEA] 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
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Southbroom, Kzn South Africa
So confused about alkalizing?
My question is; which remedy is used for what? If I add lemon or lime juice will it be better? I bought the ph Balanced for life book and I am still confused which basic recipe to use. Is there any way to make this simpler to understand which recipe to use and why?
I am asking for three different ailments.
1. I am 60 year old woman with arthritis in knee and shoulder. low energy, don't sleep well but basically healthy and no medication.
2. 30 year old son with 3 autoimmune diseases. MS, AS and Graves
3. 20 year old daughter with constant and long belching that goes on for hours. pain in joints on whole right side of body from jaw to feet.Headaches And lastly attention deficit.
1. baking soda and water
2. lemon or lime baking soda and water
3. ACV, baking soda and water
4. baking soda, potassium bicarbonate and water
5. any other additions that I am not aware of and baking soda and water
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Knowing that human organism works on reverse loop reactions - & always tries to maintain balance, also, considering a lot of people these days actually lack the sufficient strength of gastric juice, hence getting a ton of gastric problems alone, followed by poor digestion - how will adding the SODA - gastric juice neutralizer be benefiting the meal processing? It will HALT the digestion & have the "chyme" rotting. Sure, the pancreas adds the buffers, but THIS addition happens much later in food digestive process?
Or even more weird to gulp the mix of acid+base= that results in salts - look at the chemical formula- why would you want this?
I understand that soda and Apple Cider Vinegar - alone are capable of cures, but together? PLEASE EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE FROM THE DIGESTIVE CHEMISTRY STAND POINT. Thanks!
[YEA] 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!
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Auckland, New Zealand
[YEA] 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!
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Grand Junction, Co
[YEA] 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.
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Staten Island, Ny
[YEA] 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.
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Northern California, US
[YEA] 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 !
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[YEA] 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.
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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???
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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?
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[YEA] 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
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San Fernado, Philippines
I want to know how much baking soda and citric acid I have to take. My weight is 110kg.
At what moment do you preconize to take these citrates ? Is it possible to have an e-mail from a person who has used the citrates successfully ? Thank you for your answers, Andre.
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.
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