Baking Soda Side Effects

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Posted by PollyAnn (Mexico City, USA) on 09/22/2007
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re: Baking Soda and Vertigo -- Ted, I was just reading about dizziness [9/7/2007:PL from Naples, Florida, USA], and have a question for you: why would baking soda cause dizziness?

I quit taking it some time ago for my acid reflux because after a few days of taking it I would have these wild dizzy spells. It was so bad when I layed down or turned my head too fast. Suddenly the whole room would start turning like crazy. Anyway, when I quit taking the baking soda everything would return to normal within 1-2 days. I have stopped using regular salt, in its place I am using sea salt (which is actually a food). Perhaps PL from Naples Florida can benefit from staying away from the table salt (which I understand is very much the cause of High Blood Pressure!).

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
383 posts

Whenever dizziness is experience, it is often due to a couple of causes:

'1. Low blood pressure 2. Weak form of septicemia (cavities can lead to that!) 3. Low Blood sugar

The ACV + baking soda remedy has an effect of lowering blood pressure generally speaking, but of course we are assuming the person has too much potassium, which can also lead to lower blood pressure the same. One example is eating too much fruits or eating too much sour food.

In any event a simple way of resolving the first one is to measure the blood pressure. If blood pressure is low, then ACV should be eliminated and just use the baking soda.

For the second condition, a high body temperature, with headaches, and perhaps cavities, or leaky gut can result in a weak septicemia (weak form of blood poisoning) can also lead to dizziness as the septicemia LEADS TO LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. Hence, a simple remedy to stop septicemia (doctor's are making things hard on themselves and antibiotics are useless here usually) by taking aspirin three times a day WELL DISSOLVED in 1/2 glass of water. Then, blood pressure should be normal within 30-45 minutes.

For the third condition, if taking some candies did help than a low blood sugar is indicated, yet, low blood pressure and low blood sugar can also indicate that. Certain dietary changes can lead to low blood pressure, such as not eating enough food during key time of the day where the body needs it the most. Hence a simple way to stabilize blood sugar, is supporting liver, such as one tablespoon of granulated lecithin a day. Once the liver has less fat buildup, it can supply or at least stabilize the blood sugar.


Baking Soda Side Effects
Posted by Sandhi (USA) on 09/21/2007
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

I want to point something about the Baking Soda remedy for increasing the alkalinity of body. Unfortunately, this remedy worked for me in the beginning, as I noticed improved digestion, but then I noticed I came down with a chronic case of Bacterial Vaginosis. A fishy odor coming from the vagina. I have heard, women who are on Birth Control Pill get BV. But I have never used BCPs. Further reading, I found out that Baking Soda, and for that matter most antacids can lead to the depletion of B-vitamins in the body. ( including Folic Acid & B12). And no wonder Folic Acid is recommended as a cure for BV.

I am taking Folic Acid (1 mg) and B-complex now, but the fishy odor is not gone completely! I am really stuck with this odor which I NEVER had before. So could it be, my folic acid levels are depleted and I am unable to get them to a healthy level. As of now, I am suspecting Baking Soda has done this to me. And I am abstaining from using it anymore. I would be interested to hear what other female users have to say about this.

Replied by Rhonda
(Orlando, Fl)
06/06/2009

Sandhi try using the folic acid with L Acidoluphis capsules , just look up Bv on here and you will find lots of help with it

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, UK)
12/13/2012

Getting a yeast infection when taking the baking soda isn't necessarily linked, other than that BS can help the body detox, and it will create 'infections' sometimes when needed in order to do that.

We assume that all apparent 'illnesses' are bad, but the body can only detox and heal in certain ways. It will use any way it can to eliminate unwanted matter - through the urinary tract, vagina, bowels, ears, nose and throat, and the skin. Common detox responses are things like coughs, colds, 'flu, ear 'infections', tonsillitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, skin 'infections', vaginosis, Thrush, etc.

Often taking extra vitamin C can help the body deal with the detox episode. The best thing is to just rest and let the body do whatever it needs to to get or keep well. Eating a pure diet of natural, unadulterated food will always be the best for the body - and give it the food it was designed to consume.

Humans are historically able to exist - and exist well on a wide range of food, from mainly animal-based, to mainly plant-based, but what they all have in common is that they are natural and unprocessed, and do not contain any manufactured carbs and sugar or modern highly-hybridised wheat and other grains with their 'foreign' proteins the body cannot handle.

The further away we get from REAL food, the sicker we get.


Baking Soda Side Effects
Posted by Sandhi ([email protected]) on 09/21/2007
0 out of 5 stars

... I want to point something about the Baking Soda remedy for increasing the alkalinity of body. Unfortunately, this remedy worked for me in the beginning, as I noticed improved digestion, but then I noticed I came down with a chronic case of Bacterial Vaginosis. A fishy odor coming from the vagina. I have heard, women who are on Birth Control Pill get BV. But I have never used BCPs. Further reading, I found out that Baking Soda, and for that matter most anta-acids can lead to the depletion of B-vitamins in the body. ( including Folic Acid & B12). And no wonder Folic Acid is recommended as a cure for BV.

I am taking Folic Acid ( 1 mg) and B-complex now, but the fishy odor is not gone completely! I am really stuck with this odor which I NEVER had before. So could it be, my folic acid levels are depleted and I am unable to get them to a healthy level. As of now, I am suspecting Baking Soda has done this to me. And I am abstaining from using it anymore. I would be interested to hear what other female users have to say about this.



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