Baking Soda Remedies and Natural Cures

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Posted by Susan (Vancouver, Canada) on 09/29/2012

"Bill from San Fernando, can you clarify this. What if I go to bed before 12 PM, when should I take the B/S since Ted's post does not recommend taken before 12 pm. Thanks Bill.

Per Ted's Post

Baking soda is ideally taken before bedtime, but also ideally after lunch one to two hours, and after dinner one hours. It is never to be taken before 12 pm or early morning, although it can be used as a toothpaste substitute for most fluoridated toothpastes. Ted""

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
09/29/2012
1246 posts

Hi Susan... The reason Ted advises that you alkalize after 12 pm is because, during the night, the body's homeostasis works hard to readjust your body's pH to correct and healthy levels again -- and so in the morning your body should be reasonably alkaline anyway. But, after you have eaten breakfast and lunch -- the acid food that you have eaten will have acidified your body to some degree -- since 80% of the food we eat is acid-forming anyway -- so taking the alkalizing remedies after lunch will better assist in keeping the body alkalized and healthy.

Your post was a little unclear so I will assume that you are a night worker(you didn't mention this) and that you go to bed for eight hours in the morning when you get back from your night work. When you go to sleep for 8 hrs in the morning then this is when your body goes into repair mode(which is exactly what occurs if you go to sleep for 8 hours at night) -- this is when your body tries to readjust your pH to healthy levels again. So, in this instance, taking sodium bicabonate and water an hour before your 8 hours sleep(in the morning) actually aids the body in the alkalizing readjustment process.

But if you were talking about going to sleep for just a quick hour's nap -- then no, this is not the same as 8 hours rem sleep that I've described above.

Replied by Diana
White Mountains, Nh, USA
09/30/2012

Bill, I am taking baking soda in the empty stomach everyday and its helping me. I have chronic constipation. I take little ACV and Baking Soda with lots of water. You just advised that it is not good to take baking soda before 12pm. Please advice it is ok to take baking soda for constipation in the empty stomach.

Replied by Susan
New York
09/30/2012

Hi Bill from San Fernando, sorry I did not make myself clear. So it is ok to take sodium bicabonate and water an hour before my 8 hours sleep? Thanks.

Replied by Love
Louisville, Ky
09/30/2012

I don't recommend baking soda daily. I would recommend going on a organic juice fast for 30 days and embrace an organic raw vegan lifestyle.

Daily, I drink 5 cups of organic juice that I make and within 20 minutes, everything comes out of me! I juice: 1 head of Kale, 3 collard green leaves, 1 large locally grown apple, 1/2 lemon... This is yummmmmmy! Taste like lemonaide. You will never have constipation again. I would also recommend 1/3 cup of minerial oil daily for three days and really get rid of your issue. Hope this helps!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
10/01/2012
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Hi Diana... When I had candida in the past and I first started to alkalize, I always took both Ted's bicarb and water and lemon/ lime bicarb and water remedies about 2 hours after eating -- outside mealtimes in other words. This greatly helped against my candida, constipation and bloating issues. In those days, I usually started to alkalize in late morning.

Later, I understood that taking sodium bicarb and water outside mealtimes was good for alkalizing both the intestines and the body. However now, I take sodium bicarb and water about 1/2 hr to 1 hour after meals -- because taking it this way helps to alkalize the intestines, alkalize the blood AND helps digestion issues because it supports main stage digestion in the upper intestines which should always occur in an alkaline to neutral medium(not acid).

Normally, during sleep at night, the body's homeostsis mechanism comes into play to re-adjust the body's pH(and electrochemistry) back to a healthy levels again. Since 90% of the food we eat now is acidic -- taking sodium bicarb in this way, an hour or so before sleep, actually helps the homeostasis mechanism to re-adjust the body's pH to healthy levels again.

What I have also noticed is that taking sodium bicarb at night also helps people with slow digestion ussues caused by GERD and other problems. Similarly, slow or poor digestion can also be caused by too little bicarbonates from the pancreatic juices -- so taking sodium bicarbonate an hour before you sleep actually helps to make digestion more efficient and helps to avoid acid intestines, reflux etc at night.

To keep it simple -- the only times when I would never take the sodium bicarb and water remedy would be directly before a meal, during a meal and directly after a meal ie while stomach acid digestion is still working and doing its job -- because taking thos remedy incorrectly like this during meals would adversely affect and interfere with both stomach acid digestion and main stage digestion in the duodenum.

Therefore Sodium bicarb is OK to take for constipation. But I've also found that if you add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt(once a day) to the sodium bicarb and water and take it that way as Ted advises -- then this tend to work much better to help loosen up the constipation than just sodium bicarb and water alone.

Replied by Meenu
Vancouver, Canada
10/01/2012

i suffer from high cholestrol and blood pressure. do you recommend this for me? till now i've never tried baking soda, but I used to take ACV but rather then lowering or controlling my HBP it increased it. your opinion is highly appreciated and valued. thanks


Posted by Eddie (Fort Lauderdale, Fl) on 02/03/2012
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After reading these posts and not having health insurance, I tried the baking soda and it's no less than amazing! Thank you folks.

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
02/04/2012

What did you try it for?


Posted by Terry Dee (London, Essex England) on 11/05/2011

I have high blood pressure and am avoiding salt . On tasting a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water it tastes like salt. Is there a high salt content in it?

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, USA
06/03/2012

Dear Terry Dee from London, UK: Baking soda is sodium bicarbinate (bicarbinate of soda, bicarb), so you may be tasting or perceiving the sodium as is part of the bicarb.


Posted by Eve (Liverpool, Uk) on 10/12/2011

Hello, I've heard that using too much bicarbonate of soda can affect bones. Any views on this please? Eve


Posted by Maggie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 07/07/2011

I called the makers of Arm & Hammer So Clean! Super Washing Soda. They gave me a list of ingredients:

Sodium Carbonate

Fragrance

Surfactant

They couldn't give me an exact percentage for the sodium carbonate but said it is very high (over 90%) and it has a pH of 11. Is this safe to ingest?

Replied by Kaylove
Laguna, Ca
05/10/2012

No! Why on earth would you consider ingesting something with fragrance and surfactants in it?! ?! ?!


Posted by Captain Kirk (Hartsburg, Missouri) on 06/07/2011

Couldn't find a cheap source until I was helping a buddy get ready for his daughter's wedding. We were at his dad's vet supply warehouse picking up flowers and I noticed pallets of baking soda; 50 pound bags of it. He said oh sure just grab one. I threw it in the trunk and asked him how much and he said oh, 3, 4 dollars....

I looked the bag over carefully. The soda comes from a mine in Rifle, Colorado. The color and consistency is the same as A&H and other brands I have seen.

It is used in veterinary medicine to mitigate rumin problems in animals. This is food grade, so I figure if it's good enough for goats and sheep and what have you, it's good enough for me and my laundry. The bag will likely last me a year.


Posted by Birdy (Ankeny, Iowa, Usa) on 05/30/2011
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I just want you to know I tried taking small amounts of this to see if I would have any benefits. I took it and every time which is probably 4 or 5 times I wake up the next day extremely depressed. It is enough so that I feel more than blue more than yucky. I feel depressed. I dont use this anymore. Also, I dont have a need as drinking lemonade helps my stomach. Just wanted to let ya know this cuz feeling that depressed is not good. I know it was from the baking soda.


Posted by Jordan (Imlay City, Mi) on 04/20/2011
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Better But With Side Effects

I have eaten way too much sugar for too long. Coke, candy, takeout food during the day.. Beer, wine, or liquor with juice at night (i understand these are essentially sugar) Well for obvious reasons I have been feeling like.. Well.. Poop. It got to the point were I felt I needed an alcahoiic drink to feel better at night (essentially a sugar craving). Well the past couple days the alcoholic drink, far from making me feel any better as it has in the past, has made me feel much worse. I realized it's gotta be too much acid in my stomach from the unhealthy eating habits I developed mostly a result of just not having fresh healthy food in the house and plenty of delicious but very unhealthy snack foods, sugar foods, alcahol, and juices (often sugary).

The other night I was feeling terrible and decided to drink some baking soda (sodium bicarbonate food grade). It most certainly worked and amazingly so. However the quantities stated in this thread were far far far lower than the quantity I took (also many times in the past). I would estimate my dose at 8 tablespoons. Now don't get me wrong I'm not encouraging this dosage, cause one thing for sure is I would expect some kind of a blowout (lol). Not like a Super Sale where you get good deals on stuff, but the kind that may give you quite a stomachache followed by amazing relief (hopefully - I understand this could be potentially dangerous and I'm only telling a truthful experience) Well as good as it worked for me most of the times I've tried this, there was once when I woke up with very bad stomach pain which went away after the obvious need. I have only taken this remedy on occasion and realize too much of anything can be bad. I have a feeling that taking larger doses regularly would be a bad idea, but I have to say that personally I think a higher dose is for me when its really bad like the other night (perhaps 1 or 2 tablespoons - 8 was admittedly a bit too much)Is it possible that 1 or 2 tablespoons is beneficial in cases where the cause is certainly known (high level of acidity from sugar) as in my case. I am absolutely not a doctor though and I'm sure there will be people who say what I did was very dangerous and would be happy to hear your thoughts.


Posted by Motiv8d (Bunbury, Wa, Australia) on 11/14/2010

Hi,

Although I fully endorse getting bicarbonate into the body and increasing the blood level of bicarbonates, I seek clarification about the advice of mixing bicarbonates with acids, eg: citric acid, as I have thought that the result would simply be that the alkalising bicarbonates would be removed as CO2.

For example: Sodium Bicarbonate mixed with Citric Acid
3NaHCO3 C6H8O7 --> C6H5Na3O7 3CO2 3H2O
(sodium bicarbonate) (citric acid) --> (sodium citrate) (carbon dioxide) (water)

So the way I see it, if mixed in a glass prior to drinking, it would result in just sodium citrate entering the body. Similarly, what would happen if just sodium bicarbonate and water were taken? Once it hits the stomach acids, wouldn't the resulting CO2 just result in the bicarbonates being removed, probably in a bit of a belch?

What would therefore be the ideal way of getting bicarbonates into the system for increasing ph and for lactic acid buffering?

Thanks in advance for any insights


Posted by WhiteBear (Ogden, Utah) on 07/25/2009

This is actually a question, not a comment. Someone online here said, "Due to my corn allergy I had to pull out the baking powder and do the baking soda/apple cider vinegar substitution... also had to skip the honey, good news is - I just don't think you can mess this one up." I'm sorry, but I don't have any idea who it was that said this. My question is: I too am trying to eliminate baking powder completely from all my bread recipes and elsewhere, as I am allergic to both corn and wheat. This person did not say how she used the baking soda/apple cider vinegar substitution in place of baking powder. If she or anyone who remembers or knows could post this information for me, I would be very grateful indeed.

Also, I did find something about using either cornstarch and baking soda or cornstarch, baking soda, and arrowroot as a substitute for baking powder, but I did not find either one of these satisfactory. They seemed to me to just not work out satisfactorily at all and, in addition, arrowroot is really expensive to buy - certainly enough to break my budget.

EC: Did you search kitchen sites, like these?
http://www.cdkitchen.com/features/tip/253/Baking-powder-substitute
http://www.thatsmyhome.com/recipes/food-substitutions.htm


Posted by Omer (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) on 10/12/2007

For those who are trying to cut back on soduim, there are 821-980 mg "soduim" in one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. and sorry for my english.


Posted by Trudy (Huntington, NY) on 08/21/2007
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I wanted to express my glee at the brand new TIDE laundry detergent product change...after all these years!!! Tonight, August 21, 2007, I saw a TIDE commercial announcing the change in their product with the addition of, Ta Da, BAKING SODA...the packaging is cream color not RED! They have also added Aloe Vera to their Rinse Product! Well, well. big business is actually admitting that the Earth Has what it needs. This could be the beginning of another shift...or change in the TIDE!


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Posted by Cassidyok (Fresno, Ca ) on 02/11/2011
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My daughter just called me to confirm that in 12 hours, 1 tsp. of baking soda to a 1/4 cup of water REMOVED (completely) horrible gout pain... So bad they "wanted to cut their foot off" last night. She said she probably put too little of water in the mix, but it worked for them. Shocked, they said there was NO PAIN this morning. Not sure if it took away the pain last night but I think so! I just sent her the link on gout remedies and ACV! That's the one that is really supposed to work. Thank you for this website.


Posted by Lorraine (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/27/2007
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After suffering with acute pain in my right big toe for one year i heard about this site and what baking soda can do. I took half teaspoon in a glass of water and the pain disappeared in minutes! Previously i couldnt even stand the weight of the sheet on my toe. I am yet to try acv and b.soda. but will do so and report back. have also been suffering from a lot of joint pain and that is subsiding also. I am very grateful for the info on this site. I received no help from doctors who only prescribe dangerous drugs! L.Wilson NZ.


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Posted by Iris (London, Canada) on 11/06/2007
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I have braces which means food gets trapped really easily but it is difficult to floss. As a result I have inflammed gums, which often bleed, despite brushing after every meal. Now I use a HUGE scoop of baking soda in a sip of water (so its like a runny paste) and swished it around in my mouth for a couple of minutes. My swollen gums went back to normal imediatly after and have stopped bleeding. It leaves a salty taste in my mouth but I avoid rinsing after the baking soda.

Replied by Barbara
Valencia, California, USA
05/16/2009

I have a bout of swollen gums for about 2 weeks. My dentist doesn't think its related to my teeth. It was preceded by a metallic tast in my mouth. I tried everything for the swollen gums--I am now going to start the baking soda paste solution applied directly to the inflamed gums. Wish me luck!



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