Alkalizing using baking soda and Lemon... I read the page on Ted's Alkalizng Formulas, however I didn't see how much baking soda should be used if it's mixed with Lemon or Lime juice. I just didnt' want to assume it was 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda as mentioned in the formulas for mixing with water or ACV.
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Posted by Hans ( Delft, Zuid Holland / The Netherlands) on 12/09/2008
Hi Ted, Thanks for all your alkalizing advice. I have been using the lemon + baking soda formula for over 6 months now. I have a lot of energy. My skin looks great. The pH of my urine is 7,5 or higher consistantly. I take one lemon plus about 1 teaspoon of baking soda. I add one liter of water. this is what i do twice a day. Now here comes my question. Some people noticed my change in energy and also the way i look. They started doing the same, but they experience a rise in bloodpressure. My own bloodpressure doesn't rise above 125 / 83 even when i add extra baking soda. Could you explain why my bloodpressure stays the same while my friend's bloodpressure rises? Several others didn't report anything but positive from this remedy. My aunt and brothers told me their Acid reflux was gone in a few days. They also experience significant weight loss. Thanks alot!
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Posted by Sandra (BD, WI) on 01/24/2008
I have tried Ted's lemon and baking soda mix (juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 tsp. baking soda in water) morning and night for two days. I started with diarrhea and then due to pain in the upper right quadrant, started to think it might be related to gallbladder.(I was diagnosed with a slow emptying gall bladder) I think I may have disrupted by acid/base balance by over eating oranges and grapefruits around Christmas and then eating quite a bit of fruit as well. I do get some relief from the pain, but diarrhea is still with me for two plus weeks. I will stay with this treatment for a few more days.
Posted by Jennifer (Dayton, Ohio) on 10/18/2007
My problem is too much acid in my system. I just started using pH papers, and my levels were 5.5 - 6.25. Frankly, it scared me. I was recently diagnosed with osteopenia, and have learned that your body will steal calcium from your bones just to try and balance your pH! I tried alkalizing formula #4, the lemon juice, baking soda, and water for the first time last night before I went to bed. The glass almost overflowed with "fizz" and the taste was not the greatest, but in the morning, my urine pH was in the 7 range! Normal! A big change from the previous mornings! Thank you so much for your alkalizing formulas - they are a godsend!
Posted by Bill Thompson (San Fernando, Philippines) on 09/05/2007
Ted, Many thanks for all your efforts in helping people alkalize - I particularly like and use your Lemon/Baking soda recipe. I moved from UK to the Phillippines to live last year in order to change my stress-ridden life and since moving, I haven't been ill once - no colds or flu or anything.
As well as taking your wonderful remedy and after much research on the web, I also make an alcoholic tincture for myself which consists of vodka and about 95% mangosteen peel, fruit and seed, plus about 10 cloves, cinnamon and a few crushed pomello seeds(same as grapefruit seed). I try and use all local grown ingredients and it is dirt cheap. I use this tincture both as a mouthwash and also to prevent parasites taking hold. I take 2 teaspoons of this tincture every 2 or 3 days with water. It seems to work a treat. Just some question for you. Can you use Andrews Liver Salts(contains powdered citric acid and sodium bicarbonate only) with water instead of your recipe? I only mention this because sometimes, when you're travelling, you can't get limes or lemons. Some people say you will get gallstones if you use Andrews Liver salts daily - Is this true ? Much thanks again, Bill
Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta) on 03/08/2007
Yesterday I had several hours of strange, quite intense pain in my abdomen, around the gallbladder. I decided to try Ted's lemon and baking soda alkalizing formula. Within 10 minutes the pain was down 50%. Within an hour it had all but disappeared. I am guessing this was perhaps a gall bladder attack. That was the fastest response I have seen yet with a home remedy. No wonder Ted considers this one to be the best of all the alkalizing formulas... AWESOME! Thanks, Ted
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Posted by D on 11/24/2006
[The following email has been excerpted from a emailed dialogue between one of readers and Ted. The full Q&A text can be found on Low Immunity cures page.] Thank you again Ted, I have good news to report. My brother, after only a few days on lemon-bicarbonate twice a day says that his phlebitis is practically gone (not only better). He has suffered with this leg's vein for three years and tried everything but after just 4-5 days of this remedy his pain is completely gone, he feels the vein "fresh" vs the "fire" he felt before. He cannot believe it... My mother who is 74 and has a lot of problems is feeling much better too. She didn't have any appetite, most of the times she wouldn't have dinner just because she didn't feel like eating (she also has memory loss, stomach problems, always exhausted, what seems a chronic cough etc.) after the same amount of days she says she is very hungry and that she can be active all day long. She is having three meals a day now!! Thank you so much for this really healing water!!! All the best, D"
12/10/2006: D wrote Ted again: "My father has been taking your lemon-bicarbonate formula for 20 days and also some (little) potassium bicarbonate and citric acid. You remember that the doctor told him he had prostate cancer, his PSA level were extremely high. He also has been taking for three months some pills that the doctor gave him and an injection every three months, a sort of hormone suppressant. Well he just tested and his PSA is normal. The doctor was surprised and told, I quote: "so it was not cancer but just an infection". What I understand from his word that their medicines are not supposed to do this, so I really think it was the lemon-bicarbonate plus potassium that worked, we hadn't even started the cesium yet! Thank you so much Ted, D.
Posted by Sophia (Norway) on 04/19/2015
Lemon or lime juice is used to stop or delay periods / menstruation. 2 days ago I got started on Ted's famous lime and bicarbonate alkalizing formula, which I take twice a day. Additionally I have been drinking much water with a bit of lemon/lime juice through the day. I wonder if this will delay my period or if I should stop when time comes to get it. Any thoughts or experience on it?
Posted by Judy_aus (Australia) on 11/09/2014
I have started taking 1/2 fresh organic lime with one tsp of bicarb soda on an empty stomach in the morning yesterday and today to alkalise. My urinary ph went up immediately so it definitely worked. Thank you!
What confuses me is that it seems to really aggravate my vaginal thrush. On both days of taking the remedy in the morning I immediately felt itching, burning and vaginal discharge.
I have specifically not used the ACV as I heard it can be bad for thrush. Any ideas on why this happened?
I am low on magnesium and potassium (supplementing both at the moment).
I also suffer from irregular periods after coming off the pill after 16 years. We are trying to have a baby and so far nothing has really worked.
I have done Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture every week for the last 1.5 years and a few months ago the thrush came and I can't seem to get it away with anything. I started using the borax and it seemed to help immediately until I tried the lime and bicarb soda thing...
Thank you, Judy
Posted by Intiyaz (Surrey Bc) on 04/08/2014
Better But With Side Effects:
Hi earth clinic, I have been using your lime and baking soda formula and it has worked really well, I had gout using this formula of 2 tbsp or lime n 1/2 bs it solved all my problem. Burning tongue bad taste no joint pains lost lots of weight in process. The problem what I run into is I have burning hands mouth lips. My leg shins mostly . I don't know if I am missing something which is causing this sensations. I don't know if I am lack other vitamins? I do this 4 on 3 off days. Is it ok to drink ACV daily 1 tbsp in just plain water once every other. Day? Thanks . This site is great I have told many of my friends about this site. Reply ASAP
Posted by Mike (Floyd, Va, Usa) on 09/18/2011
Hi. How long after drinking the BS/Lime mixture before I can drink a quart of water? I am trying to drink 3 quarts a day. I weigh 172 lbs. Thanks, Mike
Posted by Missourita (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 12/28/2010
Last night I took my first dose of lime and baking soda (for candida, as suggested on EC). Since then, my urine has been very cloudy. I'm assuming this is because of the baking soda? Does this mean I'm taking too much? Is this something I should be concerned about? I just took another dose and made sure I only put 1/2 tsp. Thanks!
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Posted by Missourita (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 12/27/2010
Is there a difference between real whole limes and real bottled lime juice? Or do they lose some nutritional benefit once they've been juiced? I can buy organic refrigerated lime juice and use that instead of whole limes, which gets expensive. Will that work just as well with the baking soda? Thanks!
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Posted by Tom (Midland, Texas) on 05/22/2007
I had torn scar tissue on a ligament (old injury) in my right Buttock, which for weeks had caused severe pain when I walked. It was like an ice pick thrust into my hip. Having read about Lime juice buffered with Baking Soda I tried this Remedy two nights ago and awoke painfree and energectic the next morning. Unfortunately I had so much energy that I overdid it! Now, I have some tenderness at the site and in my back muscles but the sharp pain is still gone. The only negative effect is that I am dealing with frequent urination and diarrhea. I will continue the course of Lime juice and Baking Soda for 5 days and then rest for two. Thanks, Tom
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Posted by George Goble (West Lafayette, In) on 12/22/2015
I just read your excellent book "pH - Balanced for Life"
For years I have alkalized (and monitored urine pH) with sodium/potassium/magnesium bicarbonates. As was stated in the book, magnesium bicarbonate is difficult to make. It can only exist in very dilute water solutions containing 1.5g magnesium per liter. Last spring, I discovered, that one could take magnesium acetate, either orally or transdermally (rubbing on skin), and it will metabolize into large amounts of beneficial magnesium bicarbonate. Dr Russell Beckett originally discovered that magnesium bicarbonate in drinking water increased the lifespan in sheep and cattle back in the 1970s. Since then more benefits have been discovered by others. I originally started a magnesium bicarbonate research thread on the Life Extension forums. LEF closed (and erased) their entire forum system last Aug. This research has moved to a Google Group.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mag-bicarb in case anybody wants to follow it.