Ted from Bangkok's Famous Alkalizing Formulas!

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Posted by Peter (Chicago, Il) on 03/03/2010

Bill, can you clarify this for me. Ted wants us to add baking soda to lemon juice until it stops fizzling. But in his other posts (see below just add 1/2 ts of baking soda) does that mean 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda is adequate for 2 tablespoon of lemon juice? What happen if it still fizzles?

"Per Ted postings
The lemon juice formula, 2 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water"

Thanks Bill for your expertise.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
03/03/2010
959 Posts
Peter...Just add the sodium bicarbonate powder to the lemon/lime juice until the fizzing stops. If it doesn't stop fizzing you can drink it as is or simply add more sodium bicarbonate until the fizzing stops. I just do the latter, for two reasons. First, lemons/limes always come in different sizes, small and large, so their juice content will vary. Second -- Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is body friendly and is about as poisonous to our bodies as ordinary salt. Here is further evidence of the body-friendliness of Baking soda:

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html#TEDS

In the old days -- the 1920s -- Arm & Hammer was used as an antacid and, internally, for relief and cure from colds and flu. The starting dose, as advertised for colds and flu by Arm & Hammer in 1924, was 6 HALF-SPOONFULS IN A GLASSFUL OF WATER A DAY AT TWO HOUR INTERVALS ON AN EMPTY STOMACH, which is a much larger dose of pure baking soda than is advertised on this site. See the link here:

http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/administration-methods/arm-hammer-soda-company/

I just usually squeeze one lemon or lime, add the water and add the baking soda until it stops fizzing. That's it. Then I just drink it. In other words, if you add slightly less than or more than 1/2 tspn of baking soda to this remedy -- it won't hurt you.

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)

Bill

Posted by Faithinhealing
Forest Park, Ohio, Usa
02/27/2010
28 Posts
Thanks! I was one of those people but noticed that it did help with my candida when I added it to the ACV once per day.

Posted by Serendipity (Gold Canyon, Az, United States) on 02/21/2010

Adding Apple Cider Vinegar to established dose of baking soda

As I have some inherent metabolic acidosis, my nephrologist prescribed 1/2 tsp baking soda a day, which seems to be working perfectly. How do I add ACV or lemon/lime juice and keep that result?

EC: For those interested in learning more about metabolic acidosis:

https://health.google.com/health/ref/Metabolic+acidosis

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
02/22/2010
959 Posts
Hi Serendipity...The various defined methods for using Ted's alkalizing remedies on this site are all quickly defined here from a previous posting by me:

"Taking Baking Soda -- 1/4 tspn in half a glass of water is generally taken after a meal as a digestive aid or outside meals just to alkalize the intestines and blood or extracellular fluid.

One Lemon/Lime plus 1/4 tspn baking soda is used to normalize more parameters because limes and lemons contain many additional useful minerals as well as Vitamin C. Here is where you add the Baking Soda until the fizzing stops so that all the citric acid -- as well as the ascorbic acid -- has been neutralized and converted to its more alkaline salt form -- citrates and ascorbates. These are more easily absorbed by by the intestines. This is also my own favourite way of alkalizing, because its not complicated !!

ACV plus 1/4 tspn Baking soda. Used the same as lemon and lime, but gives you more energy through the formation of malate salts -- which are utilized in energy production -- via the Krebs Cycle -- in your body.

Carbicarb remedy -- Usually this consists of using sodium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate salts with citric acid together in solution. There are variations of this -- using the sodium and potassium citrate forms which are just as good. The reason you use this form of alkalizing is to alkalize both your blood(extracellular fluids) and intracellular fluids as well and is perhaps more useful.

And you should always be very careful with these remedies if you have any renal issues since the kidneys are the main organs that balance the electrolytes held in the blood.

When I took these remedies for particularly my own candida problem, I deliberately upped my doses to 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda(as Ted recommends) and took them 2 - 3 times a day. Here, I was aggressively targeting a higher pH to kill off the candida. But, in general, and just as a regular maintenance dose, 1/4 tspn Baking Soda in half a glass of water is fine.

When you take these remedies, you are generally advised to take them in just half a glass of water because not only should you take the correct amount, but you should also take them at the proper concentrations, so that these electrolytes are fully and quickly absorbed through the intestines into the blood by osmosis between the different concentration gradients. So taking these remedies in half a glass of water provides the best medium for absorbtion into the blood. A weaker concentration -- ie full glass -- would therefore slow down and hinder absorbtion of these important electrolytes.

There are also reports on this site of people with sodium issues -- causing headaches, insomnia, night sweats and kidney pains but when I used all these remedies -- and fairly large doses at that -- to get rid of my candida problem, I had no side-affects at all.

Since your whole body is acid as defined by your ailment, I would also seriously consider using the Lemon/lime, ACV or Carbicarb remedies, as these will not only alkalize your extracellular fluids but will also alkalize your intracellular or cell fluids as well."

But taking just sodium bicarbonate will only alkalize your extracellular fluids(blood) and if you have sodium issues, the Carbicarb remedy will provide sodium/potassium balance as well as increase the alkalinity of your blood and cell fluids as well.

As defined here, my summaries of Ted's alkalizing protocols are just quick and simple. For a complete and more accurate description, see Ted's alkalizing page at:

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html

This might also interest you. In the old days, sodium bicarbonate dosages were much larger than recommended today, have a look here at an original Arm & Hammer advert from the 1920s concerning a flu cure:

http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/administration-methods/arm-hammer-soda-company/

Posted by Peter (Chicago, Ill) on 02/19/2010

To Bill from San Fernando,

From all the emails that I read from you to Earthclinic, obivously you are very knowledge person.

Can you help me on Ted's alkaline formula, what happens if you put in 1/2 tsp instead of 1/4 tsp of Baking Soda in ACV, or whole glass of water instead of half glass, how does this change the effectivness if any ?

Same question for the lemon and lime formula, keep adding baking soda until stop fizzle, what happen if you add too much, what happen ? Also when I add baking soda to lime and lemon, there is always some fizzle. does half glass of water makes stronger vs whole glass?

Thanks!

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
02/19/2010
959 Posts
Hi Peter...Whenever I've taken any of Ted's alkalizing remedies -- whether its the Lemon/Lime remedy plus Baking Soda or the Carbibarb remedy or just Baking soda on its own, it's very important to understand just why you are taking these different remedies.

Taking Baking Soda -- 1/4 tspn in half a glass of water is generally taken after a meal as a digestive aid or outside meals just to alkalize the intestines and blood or extracellular fluid.

Lemon/Lime plus baking soda is used to normalize more parameters because limes and lemons contain many additional useful minerals as well as Vitamin C. Here is where you add the Baking Soda until the fizzing stops so that all the citric acid -- as well as the ascorbic acid -- has been neutralized and converted to its more alkaline salt form -- citrates and ascorbates. These are easily absorbed by by the intestines. This is also my own favourite way of alkalizing, because its not complicated !!

ACV plus 1/4 tspn Baking soda. Used the same as lemon and lime, but gives you more energy through the formation of malate salts -- which are utilized in energy production -- via the Krebs Cycle -- in your body.

Carbicarb remedy -- Usually this consists of using sodium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate salts with citric acid together in solution. There are variations of this -- using the sodium and potassium citrate forms which are just as good. The reason you use this form of alkalizing is to alkalize both your blood(extracellular fluids) and intracellular fluids as well and is perhaps more useful. When I use this remedy, I sometimes add a 1/8 to 1/4 teasoon of magnesium sulphate or mag chloride crystals to help balance the potassium and calcium. Useful if you have sodium retention issues.

And you should always be very careful with these remedies if you have any renal issues since the kidneys are the main organs that balance the electrolytes held in the blood.

When I took these remedies for particularly my own candida problem, I deliberately upped my doses to 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda and took them 2 - 3 times a day. Here, I was aggressively targeting a higher pH to kill off the candida. But, in general, as a regular maintenance dose, 1/4 tspn Baking Soda is fine.

When you take these remedies, you are generally advised to take them in just half a glass of water because not only should you take the correct amount, but you should also take them at the proper concentrations, so that these electrolytes are fully and quickly absorbed through the intestines into the blood by osmosis between the different concentration gradients. So taking these remedies in half a glass of water provides the best medium for absorbtion into the blood. A weaker concentration -- ie full glass -- would therefore slow down and hinder absorbtion of these important electrolytes.

Also, whenever I took these alkalizing remedies, I never suffered any ill-effects, but I have read of some who have used them that have suffered headaches, night sweats, insomnia and kidney pains.

Posted by Pr
Houston, Texas
02/20/2010
72 Posts
Hi Bill, wow! I can't thank you enough for expanding on the alkalizing formulas. I am the type of person who needs to understand the process of how things work so I feel I can make an intelligence decision. Your post has really helped to bring the information together.

I do have one more question that you may could help with. I am concerned about taking the alkalizing formulas to close to meals as not to interfere with digestion. I did note in your post that 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda could be taken after meals to help with digestion. But what if you are taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda or any other of the formulas how close to meals can you take them? Would you please expand on this? Also, when you cleared yourself of candida did you eat a strictly candida diet? Whoops, just thought of one more question how long was it before you noticed improvement? I do appreciate your help in this. Thanks

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
02/20/2010
959 Posts
Hi Pr...I'll try and answer your questions as best I can here :

"But what if you are taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda or any other of the formulas how close to meals can you take them?"

You should always take these alkalizing remedies at least one hour before meals or two hours after meals on an empty stomach. And it is the same for 1/4 tspn or 1/2 tspn amounts of baking soda. The purpose of this is to completely avoid stomach acids that are stimulated during mealtimes, which would neutralize the bicarbonate as well as cause gas.

"Also, when you cleared yourself of candida did you eat a strictly candida diet?"

No, I ate no special diet -- except for complete elimination of sugars and sweetners. I'm someone who enjoys food. My own regimen is based on the 'Mr Muscle Principle'. Remember those old TV ads that initially showed a black dirty drain? Then after you use the Mr Muscle Cleaner, magically the drain is gleaming and clean again !! That is my emphasis or principle. If you eat something bad, drink a little too much etc, then be sure to alkalize thoroughly the next day since its very difficult anyway to avoid acid, processed foods in our diets now. I also dislike drinking things like carrot and celery juice, tastes horrible(and who's to say these vegetable juices aren't also poisoned with heavy metals and poison fertilizers?). I also regularly take doses of sodium thiosulphate to get rid of heavy metals from my body, and do the same with iodine via kelp supplements which leeches out halides from your body. My outlook here is simple, what's the point of becoming well if you can't enjoy yourself occasionally? So the point here is moderation, nothing in excess and avoid bad habits.

"...how long was it before you noticed improvement?"

LOL...Believe me, I went through far worse before it got better really. The improvement was slow to be sure -- and it took a full year to eradicate my candida. Of all the microbes, I reckon fungus is the hardest to eradicate. They are a tough enemy to defeat.

Posted by Pr
Houston, Texas
02/21/2010
72 Posts
Thanks Bill for answering my questions and your answers are very helpful.
Posted by Peter
Chicago, Ill
02/22/2010
Bill,

Need your advise. Would you say the Carbicarb remedy is the better way to alkaline since it does alot more !
(Per Your email-Carbicarb remedy will provide sodium/potassium balance as well as increase the alkalinity of your blood and cell fluids as well.)

To make Carbicarb, let me know if I do this right.

I assume Ted wants us to mix 1/2 sodium bicarbonate and 1/2 potassium bicarbonte togather and add them in the lemon juice until it stop fizzle. Is this what Ted meant when he wrote 50/50 ?

Another question regarding Ted formula for people with sodium isssue, could they just use sodium free Baking Soda, would that solve the problem ? Thank for your expertise !

Posted by Peter
Chicago, Ill
02/22/2010
Bill, just to make sure I understand what is carb-bicarb, is below from Ted call carbicarb ?

7. For People with Sodium Issues and Want to Alkalize and Normalize Many Biological Parameters: 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.

What about sodium carbonate plus baking soda ? Is that carb-bicarb also ?
Thanks for your advise !

Posted by Alain
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02/22/2010
54 Posts
Answer to Peter about carbicarb

In its strictest definition, the carbicarb is the mix of Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate.

See for example http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/77/1/227

As I recall. Ted'd first mention of carbicarb was here
http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/asthenia.html

Read the page to understand why the sodium carbonate was considered.

He later on developed a more elaborate formula that included potassium in the form of either a bicarbonate or citrate.

A carbonate is a salt formed from the bounding of a mineral with the anion -CO3 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(CO3)(2-)

A bicarbonate is a salt formed from the bounding of a mineral with the anion -HCO3 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hco3

He also developed an alkaline formula in which sea salt is one of the component. Search for the keyword ORMUS in EC.

The use of Sodium and Potassium insures a better equilibrium of the Sodium/Potassium ratio. It also depends how someone is deficient in either. See http://www.naturalnews.com/024539_potassium_sodium_blood.html

The use of an alkaline salt with a weak acid such as Lemon/Lime juice or ACV or citric acid ... makes the solution more neutral so that is neither acid nor alkaline when it enters the stomach. It does not mean however that the solution is not alkalizing. Such formula might be easier to digest.

One should always be careful when using these formulas that use salts. The urine and saliva pH should be monitor to see how effective a formula is.

I hope these info may help in better understanding some of the concepts.

Good Luck

Alain

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
02/23/2010
959 Posts
To answer your other questions:

"To make Carbicarb, let me know if I do this right.

I assume Ted wants us to mix 1/2 sodium bicarbonate and 1/2 potassium bicarbonte togather and add them in the lemon juice until it stop fizzle. Is this what Ted meant when he wrote 50/50 ?"

The inference here is to use 1/4 tspn of both potassium and sodium bicarbonate and the juice of one lemon or lime. If you 1/2 tspns of each, you would have to use 2 lemons or 2 limes here. What is important here is to add the lemon or lime juice until the fizzing stops -- this is not an exact measurement and will depend on the amount of juice, then you will have created the necessary potassium and sodium citrates for alkalizing your body. This will create a proper maintenance dose, because you will get the same amount of bicarbonates as using just 1/2 sodium bicarb alone, but with the added potassium, you will affect and normalize more parameters. If you wanted to increase this dosage - then just take these dosages more often, this is safer than just upping the dose.

"...could they just use sodium free Baking Soda, would that solve the problem ? Thank for your expertise !"

No, there is no such thing. The definition of Baking Soda is simply Sodium Bicarbonate powder.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
02/23/2010
959 Posts
Hi Peter...A great answer from Alain in answer to your carbicarb question.

These formulas become fairly advanced when learning about them and you start adding other substances and fine tune them for particular reasons. For instances I deliberately make my own Mag Water - Mag Bicarbonate - from Phillip's Milk of Magnesia(MoM) and soda water because I have the double advantage of both supplementing with a solution of magnesium that contains and supplies me with large amounts of alkalizing bicarbonates as well without sodium issues to worry about.

I also experiment and try mixing other minerals, such as carefully mixing 1/16 tspn borax plus 1/4 tspn Mag sulphate plus 1/8 tspn sea salt plus 1/8 tspn plus Vitamin C(ascorbate) in a full glass of water. I sip this mixture slowly. I'm testing this out on myself at the moment but would NOT advise you or anyone one else to do this, because everyone has a different metabolism with their own problems and sensitivities and there is a danger of diarrhea. I'm taking this mineral mixture for specific reasons -- I live in the tropics, so its very hot -- hence taking the Vit C with magnesium salt is very cooling; Vit C is an antioxidant and immune booster that also acts as an absorbtion synergist; I am at risk of parasites, ticks and fungus -- hence the borax which also acts together with the magnesium sulphate(epsom salts) to balance my hormones and enzymes; and the sea salt is the same but also acts as an effective antibiotic, stomachic and cleanser.

Regarding Safe Remedy Combinations, you can learn about this from Ted's comments at this EC link:

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/remedy-combinations.html

Posted by Shaun
Old York, Uk
02/23/2010
Alain, I like you. You are my kind a guy. Kudos to you matey. Shaun
Posted by Rose
Girona, Spain
02/24/2010
To Bill from San Fernando,

Thanks very much for posting all this information regarding alkalizing formulas. I'd like to know more in detail, if you don't mind, how did you get rid of your candida issues in one year, as it is so difficult, really. Apart from alkalizing... with which of the formulas? or did you combine them? And did you take any fungal products o did any other specific treatment? Thank you very much in advance.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
02/25/2010
959 Posts
Hi Rose...This is what I took to cure my candida:

* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime or 2 tbspns ACV plus 1/2 tspn baking soda(Arm & Hammer brand) three times a day -- always taken 2 hours after or one hour before meals. I mainly used the Lemon/Lime alkalizing cure. This is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy and this is THE NUMBER ONE CURE for Candida in my book.

* I also used 1/2 tspn Baking soda straight in a full glass of water occasionally, mainly to alkalize my intestines and blood.

* One tablespoons of virgin coconut oil stirred into my coffee or taken raw at least 3 times a day.

* Blackstrap molasses(for the minerals) in my coffee, no refined sugar or aspartame sweetener allowed in my diet.

* You should also take herbs of your choice that support your liver and kidneys -- eg milk thistle, burdock etc. throughout this alkalizing, because there will be a die-off effect and it might last a while.

I didn't use any special diet except to eliminate all processed sugar and sweetners. I ate relatively normally.

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 microbes and fungus, so think of it as a good sign. Many people give up at this point, because they think the remedy is either causing the problem or just isn't working. But stick with it!!

Your liver and kidneys are overworked initially, until your immune system can get on top of the candida. 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.

Mind you, it took me a full year to completely get rid of my candida. 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'm now also supplementing borax, magnesium, natural sea salt, using hydrogen peroxide etc as recommended by Ted on this site).

Also, don't be confused as many are, with 1/4 tspn doses of Baking soda in these remedies. As far as I'm concerned a simple maintenance dose is 1/4 tspn taken once or twice a day. If you're specifically targeting candida or another problem and a higher pH -- then you should raise the dose to 1/2 baking soda 3 times a day with lemon/lime or ACV. I also took a few days off from this remedy once a week, to give my body a break.

Posted by Peter
Chicago, Ill
02/25/2010
Bill, need your advice. Alot of time I need more than 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to stop the lemon juice fizzle. Is that OK ?

* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime

Posted by Rose
Girona, Spain
02/25/2010
Bill,

Did you have systemic candida or where did you have it and how did you know you were free from it? How do you test it?

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
02/25/2010
959 Posts
Hi Rose...There are about 20 or more symptoms for candida, but remember the symptoms can vary between people who have it which is why even doctors can easily mis-diagnose candida.

If you have systemic candida, then usually an organ or a different area of the body is affected -- eg liver, kidney, bladder etc. Other pointers -- if a woman keeps getting thrush again and again, this is another symptom of candida I think.

My own intestinal candida symptoms were -- severe grogginess and brainfog in the morning, insomnia, jock itch(tinea cruris), BM and toilet only once every 4 days, constipation with dry, hard stools, low energy, bloated feeling all the time, tired all the time, psoriasis, eczema, toenail fungus and I regularly caught colds and flu.

I knew my intestinal candida was gone because all my symptoms(above) just slowly disappeared, one after another, over a period of a year. I also have much more energy now, I sleep better and I haven't had cold or flu in over 2 years.

The only symptom that did not go away was my jock itch -- but I suspect that could have been MRSA. I got rid of that by applying Milk of Magnesia directly over it every night. It disappeared in only two days and I'ld had that jock itch for 7 years, used all the recommended drugs and creams and couldn't get rid of it until I used the MoM.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
02/25/2010
959 Posts
Hi Peter...That should be OK but if you are really not happy with the dose quantity and it's causing diarrhea or other problems, just make up the lemon/lime remedy as per normal in half a glass of water, then pour away or save half of this solution in another glass, then add ordinary water back up to half a glass and drink that.

Doing this effectively dilutes the original solution and strength by half.

Posted by Derbychick77
Mayfield, Ky, Usa
03/16/2010
6 Posts
Hi Bill. Your answers have been a great help. I would just like to know if the lemon/lime mixture will also help with the decrease of blood pressure like the ACV does? I hate the taste of the ACV and hate even worse the ACV and Baking Soda combo. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated as my husband needs to use this as well but refuses to use anything with any type of vinegar. Thanks:)
Posted by Rebel
Somewhere, America
03/16/2010
Hi. I am not Bill, But I did a little experment with myself and blood pressure.

I also take Baking Soda daily and was concerned that it may raise my pressure, so I took my pressure 1st thing in the morning and got a reading of 135/95.

After taking the Baking Soda, I tested again about 45 minutes latter. My pressure was then 121/85.

So at least in my case the baking soda seemed to lower my pressure.

I believe somewhere on here it is also said that, SEA SALT also lowers pressure so long as it is natural.

Sea Salt like Baking Soda is Alkaline and being alkaline might actually help with blood pressure.

Try a test on yourself and see, Please let us know.

Posted by Rebel
Somewhere, America
03/16/2010
Wow, It might help if I read, what you actually wrote.LOL. Anyway, IT is always lemon juice that I mix with my Baking Soda.

I skim read alot and sometimes, I miss the point. But yes, I use lemon juice!

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
03/17/2010
959 Posts
Hi DerbyChick77...If you look at Rebel from Somewhere's post above my post here, you will see that the lemon/lime mixture does indeed help with blood pressure. But I'm thinking here that maybe you wont like the taste of this one either..LOL.

So here are some suggestions on how to gently lower blood pressure. First and foremost, Magnesium. You can take this internally or transdermally in crystalline hydrate form using Magnesium Chloride or Mag Sulphate(Epsom Salts) and there are three ways to take magnesium.

First you could take and ingest 1/4 tspn in a glass of water of either Mag chloride or Mag Sulphate crystals two or three times a day. But, have to say that this is the slow way to take magnesium. The best and fastest way to raise your magnesium levels is:

* Having a hot bath 2-3 times a week with 3 cups of mag chloride or mag sulphate crystals added to the bathwater. Stay in the bath for at least 1/2 hour to allow the magnesium to be absorbed transdermally. This will rapidly and safely bring your body magnesium levels up, without causing problems with digestion or diarrhea as might occur with mag ingestion.

* Spray yourself(or indeed any sore, arthritic areas) using a garden sprayer containing 8 oz water and 3-4 heaped tspns of either Mag chloride or Mag sulphate crystals. Allow this to completely dry on your body and have another quick shower afterwards if you like. This is my method -- since I don't have a bath. It is also less wasteful and does the job just as well.

Here is a link showing the multitude of benefits from magnesium chloride:

http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74

Another simple protocol is to just take Cayenne pepper tablets and Hawthorne Berry tablets -- both exceptionally good for BP and heart.

See these links:

http://www.cayennepepper.info/

http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-hawthorn-berry.html

Posted by Derbychick77
Mayfield, Ky, Usa
03/17/2010
6 Posts
Bill thank you so much for your help. I tried the lemon/baking soda mixture and it was a little better than the ACV/BS combo but still not great. LOL I will definately try the other things you suggested. I am also tired all the time. Is there anything I can add to my regimen to help with that? I have been exercising 3-4 days a week but that really doesn't seem to be helping that much for the fatigue. Thanks again:)

Posted by Peter (Chicago, Ill) on 12/23/2009

Does anyone know the different between food grade versus non good grade potassium bicarbonate ? Ted uses it for akalizing. Thanks !

Posted by Hugo (Miami, Fl) on 02/23/2009

Thanks Ted for your Alkalizing Ph formula. I came across with an article about baking soda-cancer and Ph, the writer also stated that Alka-Seltzer Gold(Only this Kind of Alkaseltzer) help to alcalize Ph levels, I went to the web page and I found out that the ingredients of this product is: Sodium Bicarbonate 1050mg-Citric Acid 1000mg-Potassium Bicarbonate 344 mg,Bingo!! the same formula for alkalizing ph that you gave us.

Would you please let us know that you think about it, and if i can use it instead of baking soda-lemon or AV -baking soda or sodium bicarbonate-potacio bicarbonate formula.

Thanks,
Hugo

Posted by Kate
Miami, Florida, USA
06/19/2009
Thanks Ted for helping so many people. Hugo from Florida had asked if people can use Alka Seltzer Gold either as a substitute or in addition to other alkalizing formulas - is this a possibility? Also, can AVC be added to the Alka Seltzer Gold too? Thanks!

EC: FYI: Alka-Seltzer Gold's Ingredients are: citric acid, potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate

Posted by Cindi
Brenham, Tx
08/16/2009
Does Alka-Seltzer Gold alkalize or not?
Posted by Tricia
Ireland
08/17/2009
to Hugo and Cindi. This does look like a good remedy but it has two inactive ingredients that compromise it as a good alternative to Teds remedy - "magnesium stearate, mannitol" and if you google these you'll find they are not so good for you.

Posted by Mitchell (Edison, New Jersey) on 09/26/2007

I purchased a PH meter to determine how much baking soda is necessary to bring lemon, lime or 2 Tbs. vinegar to PH 7. The formulas state that about 1/4 teaspoon brings the mixture to a PH of 7. In fact it requires almost 4 times that to accomplish this, & the taste is awful. Following directions as given is causing trusting readers (like myself) to pour acid over acid in their stomachs. Are these irresponsible guesses being posted or am I missing something?

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
The pH of the formula is not the most important factor here, nor is taste. What is important is the resultant pH of the urine, not the solution. You need to obtain a urinary pH of 7. So by measuring your urine you will determine the exact dose. Scientists have agreed to the urinary pH as the ultimate measure of whether the target achieved, not what you drink. However, if a pH reading is used for a particular remedy, the ideal pH would be between 7.0 - 7.5.

Most scientist have also agreed that the pH outcome of whatever you eat should be judge as a basis of whether it's acid forming or alkaline forming. In general, most sour foods in the long run will cause acid urine, and most bitter foods (less popular) will cause urine to alkaline pH. Hence, our tongues prefer sour to bitter and it's one of the many reasons why we are suffering from acidosis. Sugar is acid forming too.

The lemon or lime remedy requires 2 tablespoon of juice plus 1/2 teaspoon, not 1/4 teaspoon. Teaspoon sizes may vary unless you are using a cook's set of measurement spoons. However I used a regular teaspoon where the size is larger than a quarter coin. One whole lime plus 1/2 teaspoon baking soda is 7.5 pH.

A newly purchased pH meter needs to be calibrated. A pH meter must be recalibrated with each use if that is used not often, with a buffer 7 solution. They tend to go off.

Apple cider vinegar plus baking soda (2 tablespoons of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda) pH is exactly 7.0 after 2-3 minutes. It goes higher as you wait and settles down at about 7.3-7.5. Of course the solutions of pH may vary depending on the brand.

What you are missing on is most people take plain ACV for acid reflux, which is a worse option than taking baking soda added by some to neutralize pH. The remedy assumes you are using apple cider vinegar, not distilled vinegar."

EC: We asked Ted how long one should wait before testing the pH of the urine after drinking one of the formulas.

His response: "Wait a minimum of one hour or more before taking a urinary pH sampling. I prefer to measure pH BEFORE and then AFTER I take a remedy to see the differences.

After an hour, the urinary pH should remain more or less the same for the next 6 hours at least. But this very much depends on the dose. And of course this is assuming there's not strenuous physical activity.

A more complicated technique involves measuring saliva samples, which more or less reflects the status of intracellular fluids (the pH of the inside the cells), where the controlling pH is the potassium and magnesium. While the urinary reflects closer to extracellular fluids, which is the baking soda, or bicarbonates.

EC: Then we asked Ted how to calibrate a pH meter...

Ted replies, "Usually when I buy a new pH meter, they will give me a 7.0 buffer solution, which I use to adjust the pH meter to 7.0 using a screwdriver. So the pH meter has to be stuck into the buffer solution when I calibrate it. So at a specific room temperature, which is often at about 25 degree Celsius to be 7.0 pH at that going temperature.

In Thailand the weather is hotter, usually above 30 degree Celsius so I have to adjust it closer to 6.99 or 6.98 pH. The manufacturers will give you a small table and tell you how to adjust, one the finer points. However, in practice, 7.0 is the common figure I use a screwdriver to adjust the LCD of the pH meter to 7.0.

One interesting story concerns one Earthclinic visitor here in Bangkok who bought a pH meter which he corresponded in private, adjusted it once with the buffer 7.0 and then threw the entire contents away after he calibrated! He forgot that the buffer solution can be reused and that the meter must be recalibrated constantly. So I ended up buy him a large two liter bottle of 7.0 buffer solution - that was the smallest size I bought at a school supply store!

Usually the buffer solution can be reused several times, until of course the colors change and you know its time to throw away the buffer solution.

In an emergency, sometimes I can't get a buffer solution so I make a simple saturated solution of potassium chloride added to a water.

It will approximate itself to about 7, but this homemade one aren't exactly accurate, and I have to throw away the solution after I finished. I don't worry about throwing away here since potassium chloride here are quite cheap. They sell it by the kilogram and it is only a couple of dollars. A buffer solution will be more expensive, but sometimes the school supply store don't have it in stock.

When I was new to this pH meter thing, I had to recalibrate everytime until the device stabilizes, then thereafter I might adjust it once a month. However, different models will need ifferent maintenance.

Hopefully this clears up the calibration issue.

Posted by Daniel
Brisbane, Australia
05/06/2008
Ted, I am slightly confused regarding the purpose of alkalizing. The stomach is naturally an acidic environment, for digestive purposes. In my study of Nutritional Medicine, I have been told that drinking water during meals will dilute the digestive acids. I'm sure this will all be made clear to me soon =) Your information becomes increasingly more interesting as one becomes more educated in this area! Cheers Daniel
Posted by Joseph
Dallas, Tx
08/08/2009
Daniel, You are correct. Alkalizing the stomach is a very bad idea. It shows a lack of understanding of physiolgy. We produce acid inside of the stomch because we are supposed to. Enzyme activation,especailly protease activity, requires an acidic environment.

Low stomach acid prdouces a decrease ability do digest your food. Alkalizing the body is different than alkalizing the stomach.

Posted by Diane
Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
03/12/2013
Hi, I would like to buy an ph meter, and have a few questions

1. What kind of shops are they sold in
2. is there a good brand you would recommend?
3. Roughly how much are they?
4. I live in Australia so if I can't find one here, what about ebay?

Would be very grateful for any info.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
03/13/2013
959 Posts
Hi Diane... In answer to some of your questions:

* pH Meters are sold in Garden Centers, Aquarium Shops and in shops selling Swimming Pool goods. Larger chain hardware shops sometimes stock them.

* The cost of a pH meter can be from $10.00(US) upwards depending on the accuracy that you want.

* You will see a nice selection of pH meters on eBay by typing "ebay.com pH meter" into Google Search.

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Posted by Marie (Long Island, New York) on 07/19/2013

Hi; I do realize that the body needs to stay alkaline as to keep dis-ease out of it but is that any dis-ease or is it only certain types as cancer? What about all diseases such as hbp, heart, diabetes, etc. etc.

Thank you.

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Posted by Sick (Sl, H, Kuwait) on 04/16/2013

I am gona start Ted's LEMON/BICARB alkalizing remedy and also start taking Blackstrap Molasses, but I am confused as both are to be taken empty stomach. Can anybody please advice how do I take them both daily? Thank you.

Posted by M
Somewhere, Europe
04/17/2013
Sick: I have always taken Blackstrap Molasses at any time during the day, and with meals or without and the effect is wonderful.

It seems that only the lemon/baking soda needs to be taken on it's own, first thing in the morning.

Posted by Sick
S, Kuwait
05/02/2013
14 Posts
thank you M.

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Posted by Annabelle (Nigeria) on 10/28/2013

Hi Ted, am scared! I read so much about ur alkalizing formulas but could not lay my hands on organic apple cider vinegar. I then tried the lemon and baking soda mix. In my rush I used baking powder instead of baking soda. Pls have I done myself damage? My research shown that they may be similar but they r vastly different. Pls help.

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/29/2013
Annabelle, one dose won't harm you. Remember to drink water.
Posted by Annabelle
Nigeria
10/31/2013
Mmsg, Thank u so much for ur response. I actually took it twice before I realized.

Posted by Healthminded (Montgomery) on 10/26/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi,

I am worried I took too much baking soda/lemon juice yesterday. The instructions are a bit confusing on the page I did as #4 states, but obviously completely misunderstood how to do it. I put 3 T of lemon juice in glass then added baking soda slowly and kept adding it and the foam never stopped til almost 1/4C had been added to the 3T of lemon juice. Then filled the glass half-way with water. It was VERY salty. I drank almost half of that mixture before I decided this just can't be right.

My stomach is VERY VERY bloated. No pain, just bloating. I am very thirsty also. I am not sure how to counteract this? Would charcoal capsules help here? Wobenzym N? I have many things on hand, just not sure what to do to try to undo what I've done.

I can't believe I was so stupid. I should've went with my gut and only used 1/2t or so.....hope I can reverse this. Thanks for any advice or help!

Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
10/26/2013
708 Posts
Dear Healthminded,

I would try charcoal. It is really helpful for bloating.

Peppermint is also healful to relieve gas. You could try peppermint tea or a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil in water.

I hope you find relief soon~

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
10/27/2013
Hi Healthminded....Taking too high a dose of lemon lime and baking soda should not give you any horrible side-effects except, perhaps, for loosened stools or maybe diarrhea. Taking an overdose should not do any harm unless you have a malfunctioning kidney or if you lack potassium in your diet (to help balance the sodium).

The proper dose to take is as follows:

* Add 2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice to a glass half filled with water.

* Sprinkle in Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) until the fizzing stops.

* Drink it down.

There are also two other alkalizing drinks that I also regularly take now. Both are a modification of the above and have been shown on this site before:

* Add one or two tablespoons of lemon/lime to a half glass of water.

* Add one tablespoon ACV.

* Add 1000 mgs(1/4 tspn) ascorbic acid.

* Add 2 grms MSM

* Add 6 drops of lugol's iodine.

* Sprinkle in baking soda until the fizzing stops and drink it down.

You can also substitute sodium thiosulfate (6 drops) instead of the lugols iodine if you want a stronger heavy metal or chlorine detox. And never mix sodium thiosulfate with lugols iodine -- because each will neutralize the other's beneficial effects.

The second one is similar but uses humic acid. I take this one if I suspect a viral problem in my body:

* Add one tablespoon ACV to a half glass of water.

* Add the juice of one lime or lemon(2 tblspns)

* Add 3 granules of humic acid -- until the water in the glass is a golden brown(not black!! ).

* Add 6 drops of Lugols Iodine.

* Sprinkle in baking soda until the fizzing stops and drink it down.

You can also add 1/4 tsp(1000 mgs) of ascorbic acid to this formula if you wish.

Posted by Andy (Colombia) on 05/06/2013

Concerning lemon and bicabonate juice: Hi, just wanted to know aprox how much ml or oz of water you mean by half a glass.

Posted by Joe
Miami, Fl
05/07/2013
Hey Andy, According to what I understand and found in google, 1 glass may be the same as 1 cup, which is around the 240 ml mark. Hope it helps.

Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskachewan) on 04/30/2013

Hi,I am having a difficult time alkalizing. I would like to know if anyone has a solution to the acidity of RO water. I have been using baking soda and mineral drops and still cannot get my ph up at all. It is really low. My salivary first thing in am is 5.5. This is with the baking soda/lemon juice remedy 2x daily. I am very concerned. Any help is appreciated.

Posted by Ash (London, England) on 11/28/2011

Hello,

What is the best recipe to drink Lemon and Bicarbonate Soda in Water? How much Bicarbonate Soda, Lemon and Water and how many times is it safe to drink?

Thank You and God Bless

Posted by Diane (Ottawa, Canada) on 04/05/2011

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I took about 3 times a day, organic honey and lemon, water and cinammon to help my cold, after a week, my underarms became very itchy and small pimples. I think it was too much lemon but not sure. I stopped for a while and it went away.

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
04/05/2011
900 Posts
You should be careful with cinnamon, I learned on this site that it contains a component that might harm your health but I have just looked on Wikipedia and they said nothing about it!


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