Ted from Bangkok often advises us to alkalize the blood using just Sodium Bicarbonate in water. But what does alkalize the blood mean in plain English?
To illustrate this, let's just consider the effects of Chlorine in our water supply. If you take a shower or two every day with chlorinated water then your body will absorb 25% of the chlorine in the shower water through the skin. And if you also drink chlorinated tapwater, then this will also increase the chlorine in your blood. And when chlorine goes into your body -- to keep it simple -- this is the reaction of chlorine with water:
Cl2 plus H2O ==> HCL plus HCLO(hypochlorous acid)
So we should notice that Hydrochloric acid (HCl) forms in our blood from the chlorine and this is continuously happening because we shower and drink chlorine in our water every single day -- and so it begins to accumulate in excess.
(Please understand that the the above description is considerably more complex than described above -- but I've kept it simple for comprehension -- since outcomes are the important thing. )
As a defense, the body uses its Sodium (Na) ions to neutralize this excess acid in our blood by converting the hydrochloric acid to Sodium Chloride which is then cleared from our blood by the kidneys. And the result is that more and more sodium ions are removed from the blood until electrolytic imbalance occurs which disrupts all the important sodium pumps in every cell and organ in the body -- thus upsetting the nutrient and excretory diffusion gradients between the blood and the cells.
After a certain point, the body then starts to remove calcium from the bones to neutralize the hydrochloric acid. The body also breaks down tissue proteins into Ammonia which is also used to neutralize the chlorine and which creates dangerous chloramines in the process. And the whole effect of this process is caused by continual acidification of the blood by chlorine intake, resulting in wide disruption of nutrient pathways further resulting in sudden and continual loss of weight through body tissue wasting.
And I haven't even mentioned the extra acidifying effects of processed foods or fluorine or heavy metals or drugs in our diets yet which also helps to cause and aggravate the same acid problems and conditions.
But if you take sodium bicarbonate to alkalize the blood -- this reacts with HCL thus:
NaHCO3 plus HCl %u2192 NaCl plus H2CO3
H2CO3 %u2192 H2O plus CO2
So taking just sodium bicarbonate with water is highly beneficial against acid blood caused by chlorine. Notice also that Carbon Dioxide is increased in the blood -- which has the further effect of increasing oxygen intake into the blood by the lungs via the CO2/O2 gradient. The effect of taking sodium bicarbonate alone is therefore a lifesaver for people with severe acid blood condition with body wasting problems.
Many people seem not to bother with Sodium Bicarbonate with water but, in the above, I have tried to explain just one aspect of the importance of alkalizing the blood with this method. And as you can see from the explanation -- it can be a life saver!! Perhaps now more people can more clearly see the importance of why it is so necessary to both alkalize the cells AND the blood.
From the above, here are a couple of simple and easy experiments you can try that are quite useful as rough guides.
First fill up a glass with ordinary tapwater and add 1/4 tspn of sodium bicarbonate to it and stir it in. If the water immediately tastes quite salty, your water supply is significantly chlorinated or fluorinated -- because the sodium bicarbonate is reacting with the chlorinated (acid) water to immediately form salt. This experiment tells you how badly chlorinated/ fluorinated your water supply is. The stronger the salt taste, the higher the chlorination factor.
Second experiment. Ensure that you have not drunk anything or eaten anything for at least an hour. Now take a small dab of sodium bicarbonate on a spoon and put it in your mouth. If it immediatly tastes salty, chances are that your body is acidic. If it does not taste at all salty then your body is fairly alkaline.
These experiments are only meant to be rough guides but I still think they are useful.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
(South of Oregon)
(Williams, South of Oregon)
I would like to improve ph. I am considering taking baking soda on a regular basis. One physician said it would cause reflux and that it would interfere with the acidity of the stomach. I recently came to understand that you take soda an hour before eating so as not to interfere with this acidity. I am also considering putting it in lemon juice. I also read a recommendation of using soda 1 week and using h2o2 the next. I have developed arthritis as well as osteoporosis and lung problems. I've gotta start knocking some of this out before everything gives way. I would really appreciate some input. thanks.
Life is still good.
Blood PH Balance: For those with a toxic system, use half a T-spoon of baking soda in 2 ounces of water each morning before leaving the bathroom, and same every evening before leaving the bathroom for bed. THIS WILL bring your blood PH back up to 7.35/7.45 where it needs to be and your blood stream with natural t/killer cells will work properly. This will even destroy dormant cancer cells in the body because cancer cannot survive in this environment. Proper PH balance IS a must have in every human wanting to survive the food producers making the deadly products they are today. I'm a Naturopath and don't believe in prescription from doctors. I don't use doctors services either. Become a Naturopath and survive.
(Santa Clara, Ca)
(New York, US)
(Carson City, Nv)
I am new here, seek for help about my problem.
Around one year I become tired, with cronic fatigue, something floating inside my eyes, and small things of blood start to appear in my skin, as well something walking inside my skin every single night. I cannot sleep.
I started trying turmeric olive leaf and green tead in tablets (gaia brand) one time a day, plus carson vitamin d3 5. 000 a day (i have weak immune system for years, but treating with antibiotics) - one drop of liquid kelp (world organic brand) - says that have 150 mcg iodine and 59 ml content (2 fl oz). I start as well sun chlorella pulverizes (one pack every day) as well E3LIFE (one kind of organic algae extract liquid)
But what make a diference is 1/2 of baking soda with 1/4 of borax in 3 liters water. I feel more better, but when I tryed add a teaspon of apple cider vinegar (_____ organic) give me "fire" sensation on my throat and later pain in my stomach.
What I ask for any member ted or expertise is,
1) is safe drink borax with baking soda mixed
2) how much dosage per day (drink just one cup or all liter)
3) if is good to mix the apple cider vinegar and how quantity is required for safe.
Is important to say, I got extreme good results without using acv. because I heard something about Apple Cider Vinegar is good regarding make your body alkaline, and on that situation you can combat the parasites, is because I tryed Apple Cider Vinegar too.
The other thing is how I can test my ph, and the best product and where I can find it? if I got the correct ph, is signal that I need stop the treathment, or continue untill I feel good?
thanks for any help
how much I need to drink borax with making soda?
(Los Angeles, California, Usa)
(Helsinki, -, Finland)
I have been using lime and baking soda for about two months now and my urine PH is fine 7-7.25 but I cannot get the saliva PH above above 6-6.25. As per Ted, I know this not good and I need some more guidance as to how to fix this problem. I also have been taking daily supplement of Vitamic C as well as potassium citrate. I hope someone can help me. ( my 7 year old son has the same problem, urine PH is always higher than that of saliva and it should be reverse. Thanks for any help.
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
Baking Soda, Citric Acid
Re: Does citric acid leach calcium from bones?
In the recommended 1/4 tsp baking soda (aluminum free) and 1/4 tsp citric acid in 1/2 glass water at least, twice a day to help alkalize the body,does the citric acid leach calcium out of the bones when the body? If I have long-term severe vitamin D deficiency and achy bones is citric acid use still safe on bones?
Can you consider putting a Paypal link to donate to EC or to the main/top individual contributors? If there already is one on the EC website, I didn't see it, maybe somewhere on home page? I am thankful for the help and little donations can add up to help further research? Thanks.
EC: Hi Ali. Thanks for asking - we do have a Donate link at the very top of every page (next to the Give Feedback link).
OK- so i really want to start alkalizing with baking soda and also want to include sea salt in my supplements, but never do it because can't stand the taste of either substance dissolved in water so just don't take it. Bought some gelatin capsules, am wondering if i can put baking soda and sea salt dry in the caps then take them with a big cup of water and let it work out in my stomach? Does anyone know if this is effective as drinking or a good substitute? thanks!
(Atlanta, Georgia, Usa)
Whole Fruits cured my acidic problems. The Acidic problems of today are because we under Alkalined! If you go search for Alkaline diets, they will give you a list of Acidic foods and Alkaline Foods. You will see immediately why you are having Acidic problems. Once you concentrate on eating Alkaline Foods for a few days, you will see that your acidic problems are gone. Once your system is back in balance, then you eat like you like and just correct when need be. But the most important thing is that Whole Fruits, which are Acidic, are ALKALINE once in the stomach!!! One Cantaloupe or an Apple does it for me.
Thank you guys for all the great information. I do need to work on my pH balance.. Going to the health store today to get some alkaline water, acidopholis, folic acid, apple cider vinegar. The works.. I know what I need to do, I just need to be consistant with it.
Whilst living in a car due to being so allergic I tried to practice this alkalising with bicarb in apple cider vinegar and bicarb just in water. It made me very nauseas and heightened the already severe pain.
I am confused. Saliva on litmus paper first thing in the morning shows I am the most acidic you can be. My GP thinks the body is getting rid of extra acidity through the saliva..... That this litmus paper test is not accurate. Other GPs have commented on how alkaline I am - high sodium and calcium readings on blood tests. Also the bicarb reading is OK.
And high calcium in my tissues.
I have low stomach acid so if I take bicarb I cant digest anything. I understand I could take it away from food times.
I have a high metal and viral count so I must be acidic.
Many years ago someone suggested bicarb (taken in pure water), I did it for awhile till another GP did a litmus test (middle of the day - not acidic) but I have only got much worse, not better.
The GP must be wrong. I assume I would be acidic. What would you suggest? Taking away from food times and slowly - last week Bill was talking about taking hcl before meals and alkalising some time after. Or maybe alkalinity is too hard to achieve whilst the viral and metals are still there?
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Marshallville, Ga, United States)
(San Luis Obispo, Ca)
I think lemons and limes are just as effective, especially if they are organic. There seems to be confusion concerning acidic and alkaline. Yes, ACV as well as all fruits are acidic, lemons and limes being the most acidic. When ingested, they cause the digestive system to be more acidic, which is good. The digestive system must be highly acidic for proper digestion. Reflux is caused by the stomach not being acidic enough. An acidic environment in the intestines prevents overgrowth of candida. However, When the digested ACV and fruits are absorbed into the bloodstream, they cause it to be alkaline, and so the rest of the body becomes alkaline.
Hi.....I received my gastroscope results from my family Dr.... My spec. Dr. has not contacted as of yet, 2 weeks ago.... My stomach is inflamed, I have hypyloric bacteria, hiatal hernia and metaplasia (a form of cell changes)... I believe I am acidic, a lovely spot for these events to happen... Went to the health store, bought PH strips and working on getting 7. 5.. Balance... Mostly focusing on alkaline foods... Big difference in urine and sputum testing. Question 1... Which is more accurate?... My urine testing is higher alkaline which is great. I did the ACV and BS with your measurements, however noticed this a.m. on your posts that it lowers B/P....Mine stays pretty much 90/60 range... Hereditary genes I think... This a.m. it was 82/50....so I am thinking no ACV..... I took the prescripition for Hypyloric Bacteria last year, not working and my Dr. wants me to go that route again. I have alleviated some stress issues, started yoga , deep breathing last week...... For my discomfort I use DGL, a licorese and mastica chios twice a day.... I am 61, 130 lbs............ I have stomach pain... Where do I start Ted?............ I am new to this site and I thank-you...Jess
(Middle Of, Fl)
(Middle Of, Fl)
Why would an MD not check PH levels first thing in every patient? All physicals should include a PH test. Looks like this could and would eliminate the need for tons of medicine if they would only do this and advise the patient on how to up their PH level to combat sickness and disease. Guess it comes down to money for the docs, and more money for the drug companies.
Hi, It was facinating to read your article on regulating the PH balace in the blood for optimum health. I am Auto-immune so never get colds or flu but I suffer from Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Globus and Fybromyalgia. I also take a low dose of Thyroxine because I am hypothyroid. I don't know my PH balance levels in my blood but it is clear from reading your article that I need to regulate it to be well.
Thank you for the work you are going to help people.
Would someone post the address of a picture of a ph meter? I have looked at different type stores and have not found one that is similar to what I think is being described on the site. Thank you
(San Francisco, Ca, Usa)