Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/25/2010
Hi Everyone...I've noticed that alot of people who would like to use Ted's Alkalizing formulas here on EC, seem to have inherent fears of using an unknown or foreign chemical like Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda in Ted's remedies.
The purpose of this post is to put people's fears to rest and to illustrate that Sodium Bicarbonate (aka Bicarbonate of Soda or Baking Soda) is a natural body-friendly chemical.
* The human body needs bicarbonates as part of its homeostasis mechanism to help alkalize the body and maintain body fluids within a healthy pH zone.
* Despite present day fears to the contrary, the body needs Sodium which is a major and essential constituent and electrolyte of the blood.
* Bicarbonates are needed and secreted by the pancreas, to neutralize the hydrochloric acid from the stomach chyme at mealtimes, in order to allow the next phase of digestion in the duodenum, whose medium must be neutral to alkaline for the duodenal digestive enzymes to work.
* Bicarbonates are an essential aid in the human respiration cycle, which helps in the process of swapping carbon dioxide and oxygen during respiration at the cellular level.
* Before the 1930s, Baking Soda in solution and on its own was recommended by Doctors to cure stomach acid problems, flu and colds and was used as toothpaste. The doses recommended in these times were much larger than recommended on this site.
Sodium Bicarbonate is currently used widely in the Medical profession as defined here:
* As an IV infusion as a flush or buffer for cancer chemotherapy.
* For women in labour.
* For Metabolic Acidosis as a serum alkalizer.
* As an alkalinizing agent in prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the treatment of certain drug intoxicants.
* As a hydration agent for Radiographic contrast dyes.
* Supplementation for Renal Tubular Acidosis.
* As treatment for pulmonary hypertension in newborn babies.
* As a treatment for Diabetic Keto-Acidosis.
* As treatment for hyperkalemia (excess potassium)