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Baking Soda Remedies and Natural Cures

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Polyps   0  0   

Posted by Misty (Fullerton, California, USA) on 04/18/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I have tried baking soda to alkalinize my system. This is because a recent colonoscopy resulted in minor surgery to remove a large polyp. I was told the polyp was a "pre-cancerous condition" and because of info I've gotten on the net, I decided to try 1/4 tsp baking soda in drinking water several times a day to neutralize an acidic blood condition. Apparently an acidic condition can produce cancer. To my surprise, a great deal of pain happened very quickly, in the joints and hip. I couldn't walk. It subsided when I stopped taking the baking soda and then started up again when I took it a second time. So there seems to be a link between pain and baking soda for my body (not necessarily yours). I am wondering if you know about this and can explain it, and also can recommend any alternative ways to bring the pH balance to a more alkaline state.

Replied by ZeeZee
Tillamook, Oregon
06/06/2009
this is just a guess, but i wonder if the joint pain is from things happening too fast. perhaps a lower dose to start. Also, diet and water filters can change body ph. I have done diet and baking soda (2tsp per gal) and joint pain is gone.

Restless Leg Syndrome   2  0   

Posted by Pat (Fredericksburg, VA, USA) on 08/07/2007

[YEA]  I have restless legs at night sometimes. Since reading about the many cures here I have tried 1/4 tsp of baking soda in a cup of water: within 20 minutes my legs are calm and I am able to sleep. I haven't found anything else that helps; won't try pharmaceutical drugs to help, don't want any side effects. The baking soda really helps me!

Replied by Jacqui
New Zealand
12/27/2014
Mum always used Baking Soda, it is a very old remedy for sickly tummies etc.
Replied by Diane
Hope Valley, England
02/11/2015
[YEA]   I have suffered from rls for 10 years. I got tired of taking more and more prescription drugs and was getting rls even with the drugs.

I was amazed when I found, after looking at this helpful site, that 1/4 Tea spoon of bicarbonate of soda made into a paste and rubbed onto my legs took the rls away immediately.

I wondered if anyone knows whether this, by changing the ph of my skin, might be harmful.

Safety   0  0   

Posted by Rosemary (Az, US) on 07/26/2014

Can anyone confirm or debunk this statement for me? "Baking Soda should not be taken orally for more than 3 weeks, and after that time you should not take any baking soda for at least another 3 weeks."

http://www.ehow.com/about_6646916_ascorbic-acid-plus-sodium-bicarbonate.html

Replied by Ed2010
Canada
07/27/2014
There is no reason explained why ascorbic acid and baking soda mixture should not be taken more than 3 weeks.

Moreover, ascorbic acid and baking soda combines to form Sodium Ascorbate which an alkaline form of Vitamin C.

2 C6H8O6 + Na2CO3 = 2 C6H7NaO6 + H2O + CO2

(above is the chemical reaction equation)

You should understand most of these websites have authors who are paid to write. Even if he is a qualified author, still there is no explanation for why a person should not take more 3 weeks.

Good Health

Replied by Rosemary
Az, US
07/27/2014
Ed2010 from Canada, thank you for your reply. I was wondering because a similar warning is on the baking soda box (I believe the box says 2 weeks, actually) and there are additional statements on other sites of similar warnings/suggestions. Those websites are not as numerous as ones like this that do not mention pulsing or staying of the baking soda for the same length of time that one was using it. Although, I do recall a posting on here somewhere where Ted recommended 5 days on and 2 days off for a particular ailment. Anyhow, thanks again for your reply.
Replied by Rosemary
AZ, US
08/14/2014
Ed2010 Canada. I am looking for advice on a friend's Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. Vit C/Ascorbic acid seems to be a viable option for stabilizing/reversing this disease. Certainly, alkalizing would help also. Based on your previous reply to one of my questions I personally continue to take the 1/2 tsps of ascorbic acid and baking soda 2 - 3 times a day but, I have normal functioning kidneys. My concern for her would be that the baking soda would contain too much sodium for someone with stg 3 CKD. Do you think that this a viable concern? If so, what could she use in place of the baking soda with the acsorbic acid in order to help buffer and alkalize that would not contain sodium? Your knowledge and assistance is greatly appreciated.

Posted by Ron (Texas, US) on 07/20/2014

Is it safe to take baking soda daily, so long as you supplement with any vitamins or minerals that may be depleted as a result of long term usage?

Skin   6  0   

Posted by Phoenix75 (Carmel, Ca, U.s.a.) on 01/14/2010

I used baking soda, as an exfoliant, on my hands and arms; it made them super soft and worked wonderfully!!

Posted by Angelclare (Valencia, California, USA) on 09/25/2009

[YEA]  Last night I used a zapper to zap some bacteria, viruses and hopefully parasites. I turned the zapper up to 16 v for one hour. After I removed the wrist bands my wrists were extremely itchy and burned. After 5 minutes I thought of using baking soda, so I made a paste with a little water, applied to my wrists, and the itching stopped immediately. Kudos to earthclinic!

Posted by Carrie (Nashville, TN) on 06/08/2008

[YEA]  Baking soda and skin conditions: I have some areas on the right side of my body both arm and leg. They start out with a small pimple and the start growing. raised areas with rough thick skin. I mixed magnesium oil and baking soda together. What is good about this is that it makes a crust that stays on the area without using a bandage. All of the areas are now back to a small pimple and I hope they totally disappear.

Posted by Ttecha (Montego Bay, Jamaica) on 02/01/2008

[YEA]  Hi, I read the caveat that Baking Soda can deplete vitamins in the body. Recently, I started using it to clean my face instead of using soap. I use about 1 tablespoon full mixed and apply it directly to my wet face twice per day. Is this safe? I have combination skin but no matter what I used, my face would become very dry and tight after cleansing. Then I would have to moisturize which makes my skin very very oily afterwards. The baking soda seems to be helping with this problem. Thanks!

Replied by Sesame
Minneapolis, Mn
05/05/2010
I suggest you try organic, cold pressed sesame oil as your skin moisturizer after washing with baking soda. I've had acne and skin trouble for decades, and I recently solved the problem with these simple, natural products.

You may also try using any good dandruff shampoo, since "combination" skin (oily yet with dry flakes)may actually be a form of dermatitis that creeps into your face from your scalp.

The sesame oil (buy at health food store)is so excellent for skin, you will be thrilled with the cleansing and tightening of pores (especially around the nose). Use very little. Use all over body either before or after shower, as you like. It removed the little bumps I had on my arms within 2 weeks. My skin is markedly improved. I've read that it cures gum diseases & athletes foot too. Fungus doesn't like it, but your skin & your whole system will love it. Sesame oil is a MUST! Good luck! :)

Replied by Tee
Chicago, Il
05/06/2010
I have used both olive and sesame oil for my acne with no improvement. I want to try them both again after reading the recent posts on the two. As anyone ever heard of ozonated olive oil? If so what is a reputable place to get it from?
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
05/07/2010
Hi Tee,

The reason you don't see any improvement is because the source of the acne is from what is going on internally. Remember, our outside is a reflection of what is going on on the inside. Perhaps, there might be some relief by using oils on the skin but rashes, acne, skin afflicitons will persist if we do not go to the core and eradicate the problem. This is done through diet if you wish to see any real changes. Of course most drs. are not going to tell you that. Instead, they will just give you antibiotics to "clear up the problem" which only exacerbates the whole situation leading you further into bedlam. Antibiotics destroy any good flora that exists in the body- if there is any after eating a typical standard American diet (SAD).

I considered my diet very good if not excellent but always dealt with rashes occurring and re-occurring and also very dry skin unless I slathered oils on it. Problems with my scalp and both oily and dandruff conditions. Melasma on my face as well. Upon re-evaluationg my diet and being clear with that, I have turned all of that around.

I hope this info helps. Lisa

Posted by HerDon (Assonet, MA) on 09/15/2007

[YEA]  I suffer with sores the doctors cannot diagnose. They are itchy, bleed and sometimes get pus filled. They hurt so much that the pain keeps me awake. I've discovered that sprinkling baking soda onto the sores drys them up. It doesn't heal them but it makes the pain bearable.

Posted by Shirley (Midwest, USA) on 09/10/2007

[YEA]  Borax Bath, ACV remedies -- I have two dogs; both are less than 5 lbs. One has itchy skin so I started using the borax solution bath on both dogs. In about 3 hours after the bath, the one with itchy skin was scratching again. I didn't know what to do at that point so I rubbed dry baking soda over her whole body. While I had her on her back applying the soda under her legs, she went to sleep. It was that comforting to her. Anytime she starts scratching and it seems it won't quit and I don't have time to do a bath, I have been using the baking soda. She seems to love it and her skin stops itching for at least 3 days.

While she was in her comfort zone of no itching, she was walking better, running and playing and wasn't so scared all the time. So the itching was causing some social behavior problems too. I have tried both recipes of borax and peroxide and then I've done borax and ACV, Her skin still itches after each but she does seem a lot better then before, not quite as much scratching going on. One question though.

Do you think if I added some baking soda to the solution that would help her since the dry soda does wonders for her? They do not have mange or fleas. Also I have been putting a teaspoon of ACV in their drinking water all summer. Their water bowl holds 2 & 3/4 cups water. I do add about 1/16 teaspoon of baking soda to the vinegar. For a couple years I was putting the medicine on their backs for fleas and ticks. Ticks are the worst problem here. I decided to put the ACV in their water and I then stopped the spot on- medicine. They have gone the whole summer without getting one tick on them. We live in a heavily wooded area with lots of tall grasses where ticks love to wait for a host to walk by so they can latch onto them. Both dogs play in the woods a lot because they are always looking for something to chase Using the ACV water instead of the medicine has saved me a bunch of money and made both dogs a lot healthier.

Posted by Natalia (London, UK) on 08/10/2007

[YEA]  I use baking soda from childhood and specially as exfoliation for face even if it hurts its worth it and always add to my sponge to rub my body all over as it best cleans than anything else,and if half a cup of soda added to a cool bath(submerge with a head) it removes negativity and balances electromagnetic field of the body.My skin is very good i think as a result.

Replied by Strat64
San Bernardino, CA
09/30/2009
I have never tried baking soda for bathing or to wash my face but it sounds good. I have been using 1/2 teaspoon with 1/4 cup of water for upset stomach lately. I have been taking this for about one week whether or not I have an upset stomach. My question is---will it hurt the stomach lining of my stomach??? I have never taken this solution before for upset stomach but it sure works for me. I know baking soda has other helpful uses---thanks.

Skin Cancer   1  0   

Posted by C (Ohio) on 03/28/2008

[YEA]  Skin cancer and baking soda: Some time in the middle of January I was checking the net info on cancer always involving fungus - the info from the Italian Dr. Simoncini. My husband has been out of regular work for about 2 years and we do not have health insurance but he has needed a spot on his side taken care of. Upon watching the online video showing that cancer always comes with fungus and that baking soda could alkalize and destroy the colonies we decided to give it a try. We started by mixing baking soda with water and spreading it on a large band-aide. That did not work so well because the baking soda turns hard as a rock. My husband decided to mix it with glycerin to see if that would keep the soda softer longer and it did. The paste is made by putting some baking soda in a small dish and adding the glycerin until you have a white paste thin enough to spread on a band-aide. It still gets hard but not near as fast.

The spot on his side was a bit less than a quarter and about the thicknesses of 3 quarters. It definitely needed attention. It first reduced in height and then started shrinking circumference. It did go through various stages that looked really bad. At times I wondered what was going on. (Note: It is not a process without pain.) It was working and so my husband wanted to keep on going with it. We kept making sure the bandage was changed. He was also taking baking soda internally for a while but then stopped that. By the end of March it is basically gone. The area has a bit more healing to do but that just takes time.

The plus's of this are so wonderful. 1. No surgery!!!! 2. No dealing with the side affects of surgery - like as muscle that doesn't work as good because it was cut. 3. It only cost the price of baking soda, glycerin and band-aides. 4. Peace of mind.

We do realize that the fungus can still be in the body. He is trying extra strong oil of oregano to kill any remaining fungus infection. But that is another story.

Skin Cancer Before and After

Replied by Sid
Springfield, Missouri
04/13/2009
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   After reading your experience I tried baking soda on two different skin growths. One was just a flat, red, mole on my stomach. The other was a growth on my forearm that was about the size of a pea; it had a smooth top and didn't look like any pictures of skin cancer that I could find on the internet. I mixed baking soda and mineral oil and kept it under bandaids, refreshing it twice a day. For the first week both growths seemed to do nothing, but maybe get a little puffier. Both became a little itchy and I did scratch occasionally during while removing the old bandaid and refreshing the baking soda and mineral oil mixture, which scratching took away a little of the surface. They both started to form an open sore in the middle of the growths, so I applied hydrogen peroxide when I changed bandaids, before I reapplied the baking soda - mineral oil mix, which seemed to dry them out. The growths started to look like little volcanoes with a depression in the center. On one or two occasions the bandaid fell off and a scab formed so I used a sterile needle to pick away the scab. It took about four weeks and the baking soda had eaten away the growths. The one on my arm did not become irritated beyond the growth, but the one on my stomach wound up with the tissue a 1/16 inch around it irritated also. I finally quit treating the one on my stomach after three weeks because it began burning.

The end result is that the growths are gone, but in their places are burn scars. The one on my arm is limited to the place where the growth was, but the one on my stomach is larger than the original growth.

Interestingly, I showed my daughter my progress about half way through, and she told me she coincidentally had an appointment with her doctor to remove a few moles and another growth that he wanted to biopsy and she showed me that growth which was identical to the one on my arm. It turned out that it was just an abnormal deposit of collagen.

My conclusion is that my treatment chemically burned away my growths. I don't know to what extent the use of hydrogen peroxide contributed to that, or if it would have happened just with the baking soda - mineral oil application. Essentially I think I exchange growths for burn scars. I have no problem with this, but if the growth you intend to burn off is in a conspicuous place, be forewarned.

As far as baking soda and cancer, I think that cancer is the end result of the improper blood PH. From what I understand a diet that produces a low PH (high acid forming foods) is the problem which underlays most disease and I can see where on an emergency basis baking soda would help with cancer, but in the long run, if you want to be healthy, then you need to eat a diet that keeps your PH alkaline. This means a diet about 80% fruits and vegetables, no sugar or other refined or processed products, low amounts of carbohydrates, and low amounts of meats, plus get plenty of exercise that keeps your blood oxygenated. I think the information about the blood chemistry of health is just coming out, but certainly not from the medical establishment.

Replied by Violet
New York
02/12/2012
My husband and I have an alternative health practice. We have worked and with God"s grace cured many types of cancer. Cancer always occurs with an acid ph. The microbes which naturally live in our bodies evolve to pathogenic forms with an acid ph. So the clue and cure for all disease is to alkalize the body. Bathe in Epsom salt and baking soda. Drink baking soda and eat lots of raw green foods as salads, green vegetable juice and drink huge amounts of alkaline water. Read the book, the Ph miracle and the book We Beat Cancer. We studied with the doctor who wrote the first book and cured the couple that wrote the second book. We cured my own lymphatic cancer. If you want to remain young and healthy eat raw with lots of green and less fruit. Cancer loves sugar. There are good substitutes for baking soda such as ph salts. Stay well and keep alkalizing

Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets   0  0   

Posted by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines) on 09/17/2012 | 1139 Posts

I just wanted to amplify something that Ted from Bangkok mentioned in a recent post that I thought was useful advice. He said that he buys tablets in Thailand -- called sodamint -- that just contain sodium bicarbonate and mint. These are useful and convenient for digestion problems and are also very useful for alkalizing the blood in the same manner as Ted's baking soda powder and water remedy.

So I wondered whether they sold the same or similar tablets in the Philipines and I went to the pharmacist and found sodium bicarbonate tablets. It only cost me about about $1.00 for 100 tablets each containing 650 mgs of sodium bicarbonate. The other advantage of these sodium bicarbonate tablets is that they must also be food grade to be sold for human consumption.

Although baking soda, as the powder, is the better form (no caking agents, fillers, additives etc that are in tablets), the tablet form of BS is very convenient for people who have to work or people who travel alot etc, and is a useful method to help digestion as well as a useful way to alkalize the blood on a daily basis.

Tablets that only contain sodium bicarbonate and nothing else should be used -- and should contain no paracetamol, aspirin or any other drug in the tablet form.

Replied by Lucena
Dubai
09/18/2012
Hi Bill.. Thanks for the info. I might purchase that tablet too for travelling convenience. Is it available in mercury or any specific drug store? I will be in cebu. thanks.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
09/18/2012
Hi Lucena... I just bought my sodium bicarb tablets from Watsons, but I'm sure Mercury Drug will probably have it too -- I asked for it at the prescription counter.

Something else I found on the internet today. I did an eBay search on "sodium bicarbonate tablets" and found some good deals -- 1000 sodium bicarb tablets (over a years supply) for only about $13.80 or about 570 pesos. That means that each tablet costs just over 1 cent or approximately 0.6 pesos.

Sore Throat   2  0   

Posted by Rin (Camas, WA) on 12/23/2007

[YEA]  My daughter has a bad case of mono. Her tonsils were so swollen they were touching her uvula and she couldn't swallow any pain meds. We were having her gargle with a salt rinse, with no real relief. We called my inlaws and they suggested rinsing with a tsp of bs in lukewarm water followed by the salt rinse every two hours. Amazing! My daughter's tonsils are a little less swollen and it took the pain away for her to sleep for a lot longer last night. I found your site this morning when I was researching bs rinses. The doctor's we saw never even suggested it.

Posted by Joy (Denver, Colorado) on 07/17/2007

[YEA]  ...I have tried plenty of the remedies on this site and they have all worked. H202 on a cold sore healed within 48 hours just dipped a q tip in 3%h2o2 and held on for 5 min 4 times a day. Baking Soda and water to gargle for extremely sore throat with swollen glands gone in 1 day. I gargled for about 10 minutes with my head tilted back 3 times thru out the day. Wow is all I can say about this one. thank you all so much this site is a blessing.


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