Ted's Famous Alkalizing Remedies

| Modified on Feb 18, 2023
Lemon Formula
Posted by Mary (Arizona) on 02/15/2022 9 posts

I started the lemon and baking soda for ph balance. When I take it my heart races and I get anxiety. Anyway to stop this? Have been on alkalizing diet with no success. I take Mg and my level is good. Any Suggestions?



Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Sunny (Indiana) on 01/09/2022

I am confused. If apple cider vinegar with baking soda is supposed to keep you alkaline, will this hurt your digestion by just sipping all day long? Or do you have to drink it in a certain amount of time before meals in order to digest food at mealtime? I have also read where apple cider vinegar should be drunk right before meals to help with acid for digestion.

Bill's Formula
Posted by Denise (California) on 01/04/2022

I have pasted a post from Bill of the Philippines below. He talks about using bicarbonate and citrates to neutralize acids and thereby help the kidneys, and whole body. I know that my body has been overly acidic for a long time. When he talks about bicarbonate I think he's referring to baking soda, I Don't know what he means by citrates. I've read his post over and over and looked up citrates on the internet and haven't found much at all. He talks about takiing citrates, but warns Against citrus fruits! Does he mean taking certain minerals? Fortunately, I am able to take bicarb in water. But I am one of those people who cannot take ACV, or citrus fruits, or citrus fruits with bicarb in water. With the Citrus and bicarb the body gets too alkaline, quickly... then the urethera burns.

I'm working on getting off of that blasted omeprazole. Finally found out that when you try to stop omeprazole and replace it with something else you get an acid Surge. I got the surge mostly calmed down, and I'm now taking sodium alginate (forms a raft to protect the esophageal sphincter, I think) I'm supplementing with this with Tums, as well as marshmallow root, DGL, raw okra juice, and cooked okra. I started using calcium carbonate instead of tums in order to avoid the dies or other additives. But the body really does seem to become more alkaline with calcium carbonate than tums. Does that even make sense? and I run into the overly alkaline problem again. Any suggestions?
Thank you, Denise

Posted by Bill (Philippines, Luzon) on 04/06/2012

Hi Everyone... One fact that seems to scream out from the research regarding kidney problems is that a major cause for this condition is because the body is already far to acid, resulting in dangerous erosion and damage to the kidneys themselves caused by the acidity in the blood. Ted from Bangkok has said this time and time again on EC.D

Kidney disease and high body acidity also means that the body will havegreat problems digesting acid foods like raw Apple Cider Vinegar(acetic acd, malic acid) and citrus fruits(citric acid) which are normally beneficial to people whose bodies are not so acidic and who have sufficient stores to neutralize the citric acid to citrates and acetic acid to acetates. Ingesting these raw acid foods -- when the body is already so acidic and body bicarbonate stores so lacking -- are not beneficial to the body because in people with already acidic bodies and in order for these ingested acids to be converted to useful alkaline salts, these acids must first be neutralized by our bicarbonate stores during digestion. Excess blood acidity caused by a bad acid diet and a resulting lack of bicarbonate stores is what damages and erodes the kidneys. So if you have kidney problems then this essentially means that your body's bicarbonate and citrate stores are heavily depleted and also means that you are eating way too many acid foods -- so you cannot efficiently neutralize these damaging acids in the blood or within the cells themselves.

Therefore the common sense approach would simply be just to take Ted's Alkalizing Remedies to increase bicarbonate stores(alkalize the blood) and citrates (to alkalize the intracellular environment) within the body. From the research, bicarbonates and citrates are particularly useful for the kidneys in this respect.

So for some people to advise, as I have already read on EC, taking acidic foods like raw ACV and citrus fruits when someone is suffering from kidney disease caused by a lack of bicarbonate alkali in an already acidic body would seem to be absolutely crazy and completely the wrong advice.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by RSW (OH) on 11/17/2020

Hi KX.Bill,

I believe the LDN Group moved to Facebook a while back. I was able to find this group, I don't know if it is different from the original, but I don't use it:


I loved that Yahoo group, but don't use Facebook much and didn't follow them. I didn't see any reference to a Facebook group on the www.ldninfo.org site. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by KX.Bill (Mt.Vernon, WA) on 11/16/2020

Has the Yahoo LDN group moved to another site?

General Feedback
Posted by Zuoye (Orlando, Fl) on 08/01/2020

Have them check your gallbladder

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Yurtlover (Northern Arizona) on 07/05/2020

Just a comment about Wayfounds post. Cain, Abel, Adam, Eve and family were all vegetarian. God gave Adam and Eve permission to eat of all the vegetation and fruit, with the exception of the "tree of the knowledge of good and bad." God didn't give permission to eat meat until after the flood when Noah and his family left the ark. Abel is counted as a faithful man in Hebrews 11:4 so he wouldn't have disobediently eaten meat. The sheep he raised would have been useful in many other ways, providing wool for example, and obviously for making offerings to God.

Lime Formula
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 06/30/2020

Remember to mix it till the fizzing stops before drinking it.

Lime Formula
Posted by Chloe (NY) on 06/30/2020

I tried Ted's alkalizing lime formula two nights ago - 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarb and fresh lime juice to 8 oz of purified water. 5 hours later at 3:00am, I woke up with a stomach ache that lasted for hours. The next day, one of my eyes started twitching and basically hasn't stopped since then. I read that baking soda can pull essential nutrients from your body and FOR SURE that's the case with me! I have tried supplementing with magnesium to stop the eye twitch but it hasn't worked. Next I will try potassium supplements. I'm guessing it's potassium that got zapped.

Be careful with the baking soda, everyone!

Next time I will just do straight up lime or lemon juice in water to alkalize.

Alkaline Water
Posted by Becky (Ca) on 09/17/2018 31 posts

Under kitchen sink Reverse Osmosis Filtration system opinion:

I am looking for a filtration system for under kitchen sink. I'm not sure if I should buy one that alkalizes or just filtration? It alkalizes with Calcium Carbonate

Anyone own one of these and know if the alkalization feature is good or bad? Was looking at this one:


Baking Soda
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/15/2018 233 posts


Ted had some suggestions for sodium intolerance, you will find more info at above link, did you try baking soda on its own, or with ACV/lemon, because of the potassium content of lemon/lime, you may get better results. Best to you

Baking Soda
Posted by Jean (Az) on 05/13/2018

I did 2 days on 1/2 tsp baking soda and blood pressure was 198/97 had to stop foggie in the head from it. I've always had a intolerance to salt so I never would use it on my own but foods have their own salt additives so I know I got salt in other ways. I hoped the baking soda would help with acidic in my body but I dare not use the baking soda again unless I ask Dr.

Any thoughts on this?

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Graham's Grandma (Columbia, Mo) on 04/17/2018

For some, a Fecal Microbiota Transplant has stopped MS (and other autoimmune conditions) from progressing, and returned lost function (bathroom functions return to normal, going from wheelchair to walking, etc.) Check out DIY and FMT to learn more. Appears to cause remission.

LDN can be helpful, but it DOES cause a temporary increase in symptoms. This happened to me. I had to go to very low dose to start, then slowly titrate up each week. Sometimes, a very low dose is enough. MS users can find success at 3 mg per day. Using the liquid form to start low and slow and titrate up is the best way.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by L. Luna (California) on 04/12/2018

Thanks you for your explanation regarding autoimmune disease. I would to learn more about lupus for my 33 y/o daughter. I am on dialysis from Berger's disease or IgA nephropathy. I would like to take alkalinizing treatment but not sure how safe it will be. I am fairly healthy, been on dialysis 18 years now and still going strong. Looking for ways to enhance life. My 26 year old son has spring allergies and I want him to be healthier. Halitosis also an ongoing problem. I recently started using baking soda and coconut oil toothpaste. Any suggestion are welcome.

Bill's Formula
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 03/11/2018

Many people go into remission from MS by using the no side effects, oral, low dose, inexpensive (because it is out of patent), FDA approved Naltrexone. Please look at this site:


where you can read about LDN. Then join the Yahoo LDN Group mentioned at the top of the page. It has about 14,000 members, about half of whom use LDN for MS. They can answer any questions you may have and give you first hand accounts of how it worked for them. You honestly have nothing to loose and everything to gain. It modulates the immune system, and therefore works well for many autoimmune diseases, but works very well for MS. Best wishes.

Bill's Formula
Posted by Peggyvdb (Utica, Michigan, Usa) on 03/10/2018

Hi Chadi10 from Dubai [5-16-11]. I just read your post and wonder if you have been checked for Multiple Sclerosis (sometimes a MRI scan is adequate to diagnose). Your symptoms sound similar to a mix of symptoms I battled for nearly 30 yrs. I tried all kinds of natural solutions. I finally got an MRI scan 7 yrs. ago and learned that I had extensive MS lesions. I was first diagnosed as relapse-remitting. Truth be told, I'm progressing and miserable, seeking alternatives to injections and pills.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Linda (Judsonia, Ar) on 05/03/2017

I took Nexium for many years, then was diagnosed with Malignant Carcinoid Cancer of the Duodenum.My Carcinoid Specialist in New Orleans, La wrote a book where he stated that the Nexium caused the Cancer, it's a proton pump Inhibitor that rids the body of all acid and over a long period of time that your body would start producing these cells that would start making gastrin to help the body with the digestion, then they become carcinogen, when I stopped the Nexium I was 10 times worse that before I started Nexium for about 2 weeks and it gradually got better (acid reflux) not the cancer. I have tried to warn people about the Nexium, but no one listens.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Thomas J (East China, Michigan) on 04/09/2017


How do you dose the gallium nitrate, I have just started sera.

Thanks for all your info, you have simple to understand explainations.

I have pf.

Thanks tom

Lemon Formula
Posted by Namaw (Bama) on 04/07/2017

I've done a bit of research and several sites said 1 drop lemon oil in 1 cup of water, swish it in your mouth a little and swallow, drinking the entire cup. The theory is that saliva + lemon oil triggers stomach acid to stop producing and then, whatever acid is in the stomach, will be neutralized. It's also supposed to help cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation. I think it's worth a try, but it may take a week of good effort to be able to tell. I can get my ph in the neutral range but it gets acid over the next 4 hours, so I will have to do this every 4 hours or so. I'm hoping I can use it for my gastritis.

Lemon Formula
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/06/2017

Dear Namaw,

That is an interesting question! If lemon essential oil could be used for alkalizing, it would be so convenient!

I am just not sure that would work. Lemon essential oil has some wonderful benefits, but because it is only the oil part of the lemon, you may end up missing out on some of the properties of the non-fat soluble nutrients and enzymes in the lemon.

Perhaps you could just monitor and see if you seem to get the same benefit? Using pH test strips using either method would also give some useful data.

Let us know if you come to any conclusions!

~Mama to Many~

Lemon Formula
Posted by Namaw (Bama) on 04/06/2017

I ran out of lemons and limes for my alkalizing drink. I did have lemon essential oil, so put some drops of that into my glass with baking soda, then added water. I drank maybe 4 oz an hour ago. Do you think it will do the same thing? If so, then I'd rather take the oil (more portable for me).

Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Joyce (Tennessee) on 02/07/2017 495 posts

Take your temperature upon arising every morning and if it drops, you probably need to have our thyroid checked to see if it is suppressed by the increase Lugol's solution.

General Feedback
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 08/19/2016

Hi Sunita...Yes, your quite right -- I should have said an 1/8 tspn of sodium carbonate and not 1/8 tsp sodium bicarbonate.

Apologies for any confusion this has caused.

General Feedback
Posted by Sunita (Houston) on 08/17/2016

Bill, in your formula above, did you mean 1/8 tspn sodium carbonate instead of sodium bicarbonate?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 08/07/2016

HI U BING,,,,,,,,,, thank you for taking my post in good humor as it was intended. And yes if you are from Alabama then you are a Redneck. With a Ch E degree from Ga Tech, I take that name as a badge of honor. A Redneck is a mind set, not your IQ, or the color of your neck, and I qualify. I take very little sheet off anybody.

First, go to a good nutrition store and buy some individual strips. Don't use a pH roll. Catch your second tinkle in the morning in a container before you eat or drink. Dip the test strip in and read. Your first tinkle is after a sleeping fast and is not your true body pH. You have detoxed in your sleep.

Your optimal pH is 6.5 to 7.5. Most likely you are acidic because of what you eat. If your pH is low, then I suggest you place a jar of baking soda in your bath along with a glass and a teaspoon. Take a teaspoon in water at dark and at daylight.

It will take you awhile to change your pH so only test every Sunday morning. I hope others respond as we have lots of smart folks here on EC and they all have your interest at heart.

Bing, I wish you well. ==ORH==

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Bing (Bama) on 08/07/2016

Ok, ORH: To check my ph, can I use the fish tank strips or are they not sensitive enough? I picked them up because I happened to see them at the store; I can get another kind if necessary. If they are ok to use, then how do I use them properly? Do I hold a strip in the stream as I urinate or must I urinate into a container and then dip it? Is this non-redneck enough for you? btw, my neck is NOT red because I have enough sense to wear a hat when outdoors. (Trailer park gibberish maybe, but not redneck.) Also, should this test be on the first urination of the day (would think this would be concentrated) or later?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 08/06/2016

HI U BING,,,,,,,,,,,,, first let me tell you that I love you. We once lived in Selma and sent our daughters to Auburn. If what you say is so, then you are in deep dodo.

Your post was in Redneck gibberish. Be specific and these folks on EC can help you. I can call you a Redneck because I'm one.

Slow down and tell us your plight again in plain english, and you will get more help that you stand. =========ORH=========

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Bing (Alabama) on 08/04/2016

I need to know the procedure to check urine ph. Do you hold the strip in the urine stream or do you pee in a cup and then dip it? I got the strips you use for a fish tank, are they ok? I held the strip in the urine stream and it was off the scale for acid. Maybe I held it there too long? I've been doing baking soda (to help dissolve my niacin powder). I sometimes add Apple Cider Vinegar to this mix. The baking soda helps the niacin to dissolve and the Apple Cider Vinegar helps if I add melatonin powder to it at night. Thanks.

Ted's Alkalizing Formulas
Posted by Artistb (Nyc) on 05/01/2016 3 posts

Ted's Remedies: lime/lemon, baking soda, sea salt, chicken collagen, orange rind, etc. The first thing I learned from earth clinic/Ted is that it helped to shift my thought process from commercial medicine to natuiral medicines. 2nd, Ted's alkanizing basics became my regular reference book. it works for me and for those who follow my recommendations according to Ted. And 3rd, Earth Clinic has become my main source of reference for my medical problems; And so I am very grateful to Ted and Deirdre.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Ben (Bremerton Wa) on 03/28/2016

If you could be more specific I could be more helpful. I can give you a general primer on autoimmune disease though.

Generally speaking 2 things can create autoimmune disease; an oil based vaccine adjuvant called squalene or various mycoplasma infections. Both of which are commonly found in vaccines.

Squalene was first developed by a dr freund back in the 1940's. He found that it was quite easy to give test animals horrific autoimmune diseases that would viciously attack their own tissues when this oil based vaccine adjuvant was injected into them.

Since then researchers have refined dr freunds techniques until any organ in the body can be specifically targeted due to biochemical differences in the various organs..

The tetanus vaccine given to third world countries is an example. Tetanus toxins were mated to hcg the pregnancy hormone. This combination when given to young women creates an autoimmune reaction to pregnancy hormones terminating pregnancy. Today hundreds of thousands of women are unable to bear children.

In the gulf war tens of thousands of soldiers were vaccinated without informed consent with squalene the oil based adjuvant now renamed mf-59. The vaccines also were contaminated with mycoplasma fermentans a form of pathogen which evades the immune system and causes extreme autoimmune symptoms.

Today more than 675,000 soldiers now are suffering and disabled because of vaccine injury.

Since mycoplasma fermentans is unable to be completely killed by the immune system the next best thing the immune system can do is kill any cell in the body which becomes infected with this intracellular cell wall deficent stealth organism.

When this happens doctors say it is simply an over reactive immune system gone haywire. Next thing they will tell you is well we don't really know what causes autoimmune disease but take these immune supressants anyway. This is both a lie and a complete catastrophy.

When doctors give immune suppressing drugs like steroidal antiinflammatories the mycoplasma is delighted as the immune system is taken off line and not bothering it so much, immune supressants actually feed the mycoplasma and help the progression of the disease to get worse not better.

To regain health from autoimmune diseases you must attack the organisms causing it.

Since the immune system can not get rid of mycoplasma infections all by its self you must resort to tactics which require you to think outside the box. Way way outside the box.

Look back through my old posts and you will find all the answers you need to combat autoimmune diseases.

First off prescription drugs won't help you, yes I know that's a hard pill to swallow. We have been brainwashed into thinking the doctor has the answer for everything. That is not the case as any lyme patient will quickly tell you. A lyme literate naturopath is a great asset, seek one out!

Many of the co infections found in lyme disease are common to many other diseases. For example mycoplasma fermentans has been found to cause multiple sclerosis, lupus, als, myasthenia gravis, type 1 diabetes, crohns, various cancers and dozens more diseases that are very common today.

This gives a starting point of therapy, select things that have proven to work for others with similar conditions.

Lymies have got it worse than most except for morgellons. Well lymies have had to create new techniques to deal with their multi bug stew. Each organism needs specific treatments to deal with it. If you use standard weak treatments you remain sick pretty much the rest of your life.

Antibiotics are pretty much useless. Doxycycline sends mycoplasma into remission to where it no longer bothers you but it does not completely eradicate it.yOu feel better but you are still not well

Best treatments are whole body blood ozonation (eboo), liposomal vitamin c, blood electrification, serrapeptase a systemic enzyme, uvbi ultra violet blood irradiation, rife frequency therapy, mms, coconut oil, low dose naltrexone, and gallium nitrate.

Colloidal silver wreaks havoc on the friendly gut bacteria. Its powerful but it is non selective. Gallium nitrate is equally powerful if not stronger but it has an advantage in that it will not destroy your intestinal bacteria. Gallium seeks out iron loving pathogens and cancer cells since they have a voracious appetite for iron and hits them like a nuclear bomb. Its a high powered treatment.

With any type of autoimmune disease always have an anti-squalene antibody test done to see if squalene might be causing the problem.

In any case serrapeptase will be required as it both greatly reduces autoimmune reactions and destroys biofilm, virus and other germs.vIrus have protein coatings which they use to attach themselves to a cell they wish to infect. Systemic enzymes strip off the protein coating that surrounds virus and makes it unable to attach its self to cells thus inhibiting viral replication.

If you don't understand electro medicine then you are missing out on a really big weapon in the fight against disease.

Many of these organisms wont give up, you almost need dynamite to get them off of you. Electro medicine works wonders.

Consider this, most people understand vitamins minerals and herbs that increase immune system strength. The trouble with that is these organisms are trained to evade the immune system. To be undetectable and to hit hard when they attack. You got to hit them harder to get them off of you.

What i mean by that is you are forced to kill these organisms with means beyond what the immune system can do.

You can try vitamins all your life and accomplish nothing. You will still be infected.

This is what experienced lymies have universally found out. You got to rewrite the book on how to deal with nasty germs and hit them with things the germs never saw coming.

Two outfits who deal with very difficult to treat organisms are immed ran by dr garth nicholson and ccid ran by dr w. john martin. Both are world class experts. Look them up they will tell you all about dealing with very nasty stealth organisms

Hope this helps, see ya.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Juliet (Pa) on 03/26/2016

For MS, biotin is found to be helpful.

On Alkalizing
Posted by Donb (Yorba Linda, Ca) on 02/16/2016

hi lel - take a tablespoon blackstrap molasses and half a teaspoon of baking soda - after an hour or so check with alkaline strip (this is a small 1/4 inch wide alkaline strip) amazon has these...

On Alkalizing
Posted by Lel (Florida) on 02/14/2016

Hi there Alain,

Thanks for spelling this all out. I have wondered over the years why people say lemons alkalinize one.

A couple question though.... I basically eat a paleo diet, plenty meat. However, my uric acid often comes in below the range.

Lemons also make my urine acid, not alkaline. Any idea why this would be. Possibly not enough calcium?

Thanks much in advance for your response.

Kidney Stones
Posted by Tan (U.s.a.) on 01/25/2016

I had a Pekingese which had kidney stones removed. Vet afterward advised she will probably reform additional stones due to her current blood chemistry balance ( ? pH.) Not thinking my dog nor my finances could go through this again... I read and read. Well, I realized the Vet had prescribed a suphur drug and an antibiotic.

The sulphur drug was replaced by me with a partial MSM. And I added sweet peas for phosphate to her meals. Also, added Sassafras (a herbal stone breaker.) This was 10 years ago with no reoccurance or issues.

God Bless, hope this helps

Kidney Stones
Posted by Joann (Tennessee) on 01/24/2016

I have heard that Alkalizing your body can kill some if not all cancer's. I have been drinking what my husband and I jokingly call "BS Water", 1 teaspoon Baking soda in a cup of filtered water every morning. My Doctor swears that because my body is now more alkaline instead of acidic that it is helping with my problem of producing Kidney stones. I do not have nearly the amount of pain I did before starting this regime. Can you recomend any other ways to Alkalize a persons body quickly?? Thanx so much!! (BS Water tastes like toilet water smells and it also seems to cause a little bloat?? - Yuck!! ) lol & sigh ;)

Magnesium Bicarbonate
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.

--George Goble

Honey, Lemon, Cinnamon, Baking Soda
Posted by Mathias (Hat Yai, Thailand) on 12/12/2015

Honey, lemon (lime), cinnamon and baking soda

2 x per day

1 (very big possibly 0,5 liter) glass,

add half a small teaspoon (not too much) cinnamon and stir with 1 cm water ( to prevent lumps),

add 2 cm honey, again stir well,

add half a tea spoon sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

add slowly to control and end fizzling of the baking soda, 2/3 cm lemon juice and again stir, if you are on a low carb high fat diet 1 cm is better,

fill up with cold water (never hot or hotter than 40C to protect honey ingredients),

drink half of the glass first thing in the morning and other half just before sleeping, Cheers!

Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Green Augustine (Mold, Denbighshire) on 11/19/2015 41 posts

Hi Rosemary. I don't know about chelating arteries, but I used to be hypothyroid and so was also on Levothyroxine. I don't like taking drugs and so tried kelp, artichoke extract etc which helped a bit. Then a couple of years ago, I started taking a tablespoon of organic coconut oil daily for another reason altogether. I had been recording my basal body temperature and was amazed to see, after a couple of weeks or so, that it was up from 36.1 to 36.6. Also I noticed I wasn't getting the 4 pm slump and my feet weren't so cold in bed. Coconut oil apparently stimulates the thyroid. The last 3 months I've also been taking between 3 ml to 5ml of Ionic magnesium and my basal temperature has stayed up, even when I didn't take coconut oil. Interestingly, most foods that are quite alkaline seem to have magnesium in them so maybe this is the connection. According to Dr Carolin Dean and others, magnesium is needed for over 300 bodily processes vital for good health. Apparently it affects sex hormones, heart health( hypertension and arrhythmia etc), the thyroid, diabetes, muscle tension and anxiety to mention just a few. I hope you find some helpful remedies .

Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Rosemary (Az) on 11/15/2015

Dr Deon,

I hope you still get notifications when someone replies to your posts here. I find your formula for chelating arteries interesting and I am wanting to try it as I have been drinking 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid powder mixed together 2 - 3 times daily for nearly 2 years. I also take 10 drops of Lugol's 2% iodine in the morning. I have hypothyroid and am on Levothyroxine. I have not extended my iodine as I do not have a doctor to work with near by. I use the Veterans Hospital docs and they do not veer from the traditional orthodoxed meds. If I up my iodine to 6 drops of 5% 3 times a day and it is too much for my thyroid what symptoms do I look for and do I just tirate down on the meds? I am interested in chelating my arteries as I have arterial sclerosis/peripheral artery disease. Any assistance or information you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Rosemary

General Feedback
Posted by Ali (Wales) on 10/16/2015

Probably to give the body the chance to rebalance itself....

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Ali (Wales) on 10/16/2015

A lemon or lime is exceedingly transportable. You can always take one of those with you plus a small amount of bicarb in a small pot. A host, or a restaurant can always cut the lemon for you and provide water in a glass. To be more prepared, add the vinegar or lemon/lime to some water in a drinking bottle, then add the bicarbonate when or if it's needed.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Ali (Wales) on 10/16/2015

Dr. Sircus points out that many people lack sufficient bicarbonate to neutralise chyme properly and protect the stomach. Acid forming foods are high on the agenda in the Western diet.

The bicarbonate protocol is best taken on an empty stomach either first thing in the morning, at least an hour before eating or last thing at night after the stomach has emptied.

The ACV or lemon and bicarbonate mix is pH neutral so shouldn't be a problem, but again is best taken a while before or after food.

Lime Formula
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?

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Liska (Ca Us) on 04/19/2015

Hello Lori,

Your son's symptoms such as stiff neck, meningitis symptoms, brain fog, tingling in feet, back pain, can be Lyme disease.

How and where to tested for Lyme disease:

For best test result, your son should take first antibiotics for 7 - 9 days and then be tested (per experienced Lyme disease MD).

Find Lyme disease MD or MD who will be willing to prescribe him Doxycycline 100 mg/ 2x day and between 7-9 days on antibiotics, MD/RN will collect his blood sample and sent it to Igenix lab in Palo Alto, California.

Your MD or you have to call Igenix and request the Lab kit prior collecting blood sample. The cheapest test is ok and will cost about $200.

Igenix lab is one of the best labs for Lyme in US. Health insurance will not cover any expense.

Good luck, Liska

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Lori (NY, US) on 03/12/2015

Hi Bill, again thanks so much for your information. When doing the BS alkalizing for blood and cells, should it be done everyday without a rest? What is the best way to proceed? Everyday or take a break for a day or 2 each week?

Lemon Formula
Posted by Sunny (Sacramento, California ) on 03/11/2015

I cannot balance my pH even with the lemon/lime and baking soda. It still remains 6.0. I have recently been diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency and do not receive help from my medical doctor on how to balance minerals.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 03/11/2015

Hi Faith...Generally, for both the bicarb + water and the ACV or Lemon/lime remedies, you should always add only 1/2 glass of water -- not a full glass. This creates the best concentrations for good absorption into the body from the intestines.

You can also use Ted's borax water instead of ordinary water to make the above alkalizing remedies because borax water is also alkaline -- so no problems there.

To make it even more interesting you can also add tea to the borax water if you want to -- like green tea or gymnema sylvestre tea. See this link for some useful and convenient remedy combinations.

Lastly, reasons for taking the alkalizing remedies. You need to alkalize both the blood and the cells in your body.

* Sodium Bicarbonate + water will only alkalize the blood.

* ACV or Lemon/Lime + bicarb + water will alkalize the intracellular environment.

You must alkalize both the blood and the cells to achieve a healthy alkaline state for your whole body.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 03/11/2015

Hi Lori...In answer to all your questions:

A. This makes 2 to 4 times a day? How should these be spaced out?

For all alkalizing remedies -- you should take these remedies up to an hour before meals or you can take them any time after an hour after your meals. For instance, if you eat your meals at 8 am, 12 pm and 6 pm then you can alkalize anytime up to 7 am or 11 am or 6 pm OR you an alkalize any time after 9 am, 1 pm or 7 pm.

The cabicarb remedies should only be taken for specific problems at the peripherals such as insomnia where your brain region is too acid and needs to be more alkaline. For now, please just use the ACV, lemon/lime or water and bicarb remedies.

As for alkalizing:

  • Alkalize the blood once a day. Take this one hour before you go to bed.
  • Alkalize the cells. Take this remedy twice a day.

B.Where do I find the potassium bicarbonate and the potassium and sodium citrates?

You can purchase them off the internet from Ebay or Amazon.

C. She asked me why antacids work if the has low stomach acid? she takes previcid when indigestion gets really bad, which also helps with the pain and burning on her right side of body particularly in her jaw neck and shoulders?

Prevacid is bad because it not only contains PPIs that reduce your stomach acid to zero but it also can contain other substances like paracetamol. Prevacid also contains fluorine -- a poison which helps to destroy the thyroid. That's why your daughter should avoid prevacid like the plague. If Prevacid reduces your stomach acid to zero then your daughter will have no protection against all those bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites incoming with her food. That's why your daughter has digestion problems -- she has no stomach acid because she's taking Prevacid. At the right healthy strength, stomach acid acts to disinfect the food that you eat. No Stomach Acid = Intestinal Infections + Autoimmune Disease.

D. Would she benefit from the carbicarb remedy?

I've already answered this one. See above.

E. Any suggestions on which brands of magnesium oil are good?

Ancient Minerals brand is ok and reasonably priced. You can buy both the magnesium flakes or the magnesium oil from them. You can also find this brand on Ebay and Amazon.

F. Any preference on which form of niacin(flush form) or niacinamide(no-flush form) to buy?

Niacin will give you the niacin flush which some people find unpleasant. There is no flush with niacinamide. Both work equally well for ADHD problems. Your choice.

G. The fact that he has three autoimmune diseases [MS, AS, Graves, ashtma, ] sounds like he should be on the carbicarb remedy. Should he in addition to the carbicarb remedy do the baking soda and water alone?How many times a day?

With so many autoimmune diseases your son might well benefit from taking colostrum powder. Read about bovine colostrum here, here and here. The colostrum will help to repair his intestines and help to cure his asthma and food allergies.

Colostrum Testimonials:

Shauna Mclean's Story on MS and Colostrum

I would also recommend the Sovereign Lab brand of colostrum powder. This brand does not use excessive heat or chemicals in their colostrum making process. And they always test each batch for antibody efficacy both before and after manufacture. Your daughter could also use the colostrum to good effect -- because it helps to repair the intestines.

For the Graves disease, your son should go to an iodine-literate thyroid naturapath or doctor. The only allopathic treatment for Graves is usually to destroy the thyroid using radioactive iodine. Here is a list of thyroid-competent naturopaths and alternative doctors in America(including NY) that should be able to help you.

Iodine Literate Practitioners

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Lori (NY) on 03/11/2015

RSW, thanks for your response. My son tried LDN about 2 years ago and had a bad reaction. He got a very bad stiff neck. We thought it was meningitis. After going off of it for a month he tired it again with the same results. :(

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Lori (NY) on 03/11/2015

Hello Bill, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prompt response. I think your response has cleared up a lot of confusion for me. I would like to clarify;

1. I was taking 1/2 lemon or lime juice with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and half class of water twice a day. Building up to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

I understand that I should alkalize the blood by taking baking soda and water alone once or twice a day and in addition at another time of day alkalize the cells with addition of ACV or lemon or lime.

A. This makes 2 to 4 times a day? How should these be spaced out?

Not as clear on the two carbicarb remedies.

B.Where do I find the potassium bicarbonate and the potassium and sodium citrates?

2. I will add the borax to my water and start that immediately.

3. As far as my daughters indigestion goes I read her your response.

C. She asked me why antacids work if the has low stomach acid? she takes previcid when indigestion gets really bad, which also helps with the pain and burning on her right side of body particularly in her jaw neck and shoulders?

D. Would she benefit from the carbicarb remedy?

E. Any suggestions on which brands of magnesium oil are good?

F. Any preference on which form of niacin(flush form) or niacinamide(no-flush form) to buy?

She was treated by a functional medicine dr for parasites and went on a raw milk cleanse for 8 days with supplements. It helped for a short time.

4. My son did try LDN about 2 years ago. He started on a very low dose and did not respond well to it. His neck became stiff and we had to rush to the hospital because he was convinced he had meningitis. He couldn't bend his neck down or up. It definitely was a side effect of the LDN. He went off LDN and then after a month tried it one more time. Same result...stiff neck. We were very discouraged.

He has brain fog, tingling in his feet and just basic pain from neck shoulders to lower back. mostly on a gluten free diet.

G. The fact that he has three autoimmune diseases [MS, AS, Graves, ashtma, ] sounds like he should be on the carbicarb remedy. Should he in addition to the carbicarb remedy do the baking soda and water alone? How many times a day?

H. Any suggestions for supplements for MS?

I will buy the magnesium oil.

Thank you in advance for your response.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Faith (Alabama) on 03/11/2015

Bill, when you do the bs + water to alkalize and also do the acv+ bs + water, does the Apple Cider Vinegar + bs + water count as the bx + water? Also, can I put borax as directed in a bottle and use that water for the water portion? I pee so much already, I don't see how I can tolerate 3 glasses of water + 1 liter (if I do bs/water 1x/d and acv/bs/water 2x/d and 1ltr borax water). Did I misunderstand you? Thx

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 03/11/2015

Hi Lori...Excess acidity in the body assists in the spread of disease and weakens the immune system, so you are using the alkalizing remedies to increase the overall alkalinity of your body while trying to bring the alkalinity of the body back to proper healthy levels again to assist in the riddance of disease.

I cannot write down every single disease that is helped with alkalizing because its positive effects against disease and illness, in terms of pH regulation, REDOX, Conductivity etc are so vast. But what I will say is that alkalizing will certainly help against most infectious, autoimmune or idiopathic diseases because, generally speaking, these diseases usually encourage excess and unhealthy acidity in the body.

The only time that you should avoid alkalizing is if you have alkalosis -- excess alkalinity -- in the body, which is usually caused by liver and/or kidney disease.

As to how and why the various alkalizing remedies are use -- here is is a quick and easy run through.

Please also remember that in order to alkalize the whole body, you must alkalize both the blood and the cells of the body as follows:

Alkalizing the Blood

Best one to use to alkalize the blood is just plain old baking soda + water. Also, when taken an hour after meals -- this remedy greatly aids and assists digestion because main stage digestion must occur in an alkaline medium in the duodenum.

Alkalize the Cells

The following remedies are generally used to alkalize the cells of the body:

1. Lemon/lime + Baking Soda(BS) + water

2. ACV + BS + Water

The following remedies are stronger alkalizing remedies for the cells which will alkalize better at the bodies extremities -- that's in the brain, hands and feet:

1. Carbicarb remedies using bicarbonates of potassium and sodium

2. Carbicarb remedy using potassium and sodium citrates

The potassium and sodium in these carbicarb remedies are more balanced(with the additional potassium) so that people with sodium issues or poor kidney regulation problems should be able take these alkalizing remedies without problems.

To test and regulate your own body's pH or acid/alkaline status you should measure the pH of both your saliva and urine either by using litmus paper or by using an electronic pH meter as mentioned in the pH book. The healthy pH range for both the urine and saliva should be 6.4 - 6.8 but a pH of 7 is also OK.

What I would do is just alkalize once or twice a day with the blood alkalizing protocol and be sure to alkalize twice a day with one of the other cellular alkalizing protocols. The ACV + BS protocol is a favorite with many people. Take both these protocols at least an hour before or one hour after meals -- do not take these protocols with meals in other words. Your whole family should be on these alkalizing protocols.

So, to be absolutely clear, on a daily basis you should:

Alkalize the Blood -- Use the BS + water remedy once or twice a day

Alkalize the Cells -- For instance, use ACV + BS + water twice a day.

Concerning your own arthritis problems, I would suggest alkalizing as above and you could also take higher dose boron in the form of borax. Make the borax water(20 Mule Team borax(unscented) bought in the washing isle of supermarket is ok to use) by just adding 1/8 teaspoon borax to one liter of water and drink this slowly through the whole day. Use this remedy for 4 days a week or use it every other day. This will help to reduce the pain and will also help to get rid of the arthritis. See the research evidence here and here. See Ted's arthritis cure here. Also you should use Magnesium Oil (70% magnesium chloride and 30% water) every day and rub this topically over all the arthritis trouble areas. The magnesium oil will be directly absorbed transdermally into the arthritic area to help balance the excess calcium and will also kill any other associated pathogen involvement in the area. Magnesium Oil will also act to reduce the inflammation and pain in these areas. See this article by Mark Sircus.

You daughter should also take the borax water and magnesium oil remedies as well as previously described since she also has arthritis. Due to her ADHD, I think that your daughter would also greatly benefit by supplementing 1 gram of niacin(flush form) or niacinamide(no-flush form) 3 times per day. Read this research by Dr Abram Hoffer on curing ADHD.

Your daughter also appears to have a serious digestion disorder -- possibly due to excess bad bacteria in her gut caused by low stomach acid. She should perhaps try this protocol for her excessive burping issues.

For your son, I would certainly go with what Rsw said in the previous post -- your son should take the LDN(Low Dose Naltrexone) in the doses advised. LDN has a wonderful record against MS. Google "Dr Bahari LDN" to find out more info.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 03/10/2015

Hi Lori, I will defer to more knowledgable members for the alkalizing advice, but I do hope your family has heard of low dose naltrexone (ldn) for autoimmune diseases. It is a safe, inexpensive, nontoxic FDA approved drug at 50 mg, but has been found to modulate the immune system when taken at low doses of 1.5-4.5 mg/ day. It is about 85% effective in stopping progression of MS, and is also likely to help with your son's other autoimmune problems and also your RA. Please see www.ldninfo.org for more information and then join the Yahoo LDN Group with over 12,000 members, at least half of whom take LDN for MS. Best wishes.

Alkalizing Formula Summary
Posted by Lori (NY) on 03/10/2015

So confused about alkalizing?

My question is; which remedy is used for what? If I add lemon or lime juice will it be better? I bought the ph Balanced for life book and I am still confused which basic recipe to use. Is there any way to make this simpler to understand which recipe to use and why?

I am asking for three different ailments.

1. I am 60 year old woman with arthritis in knee and shoulder. low energy, don't sleep well but basically healthy and no medication.

2. 30 year old son with 3 autoimmune diseases. MS, AS and Graves

3. 20 year old daughter with constant and long belching that goes on for hours. pain in joints on whole right side of body from jaw to feet.Headaches And lastly attention deficit.

1. baking soda and water

2. lemon or lime baking soda and water

3. ACV, baking soda and water

4. baking soda, potassium bicarbonate and water

5. any other additions that I am not aware of and baking soda and water

pH Testing Methods
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 03/07/2015

My daughter bought me an alkaline water stick for Christmas. It's a stainless steel tube with holes that you put into a glass of water and it supposedly changes the pH to alkaline and adds some minerals in a few minutes. I tested it with litmus paper and found the water measured acidic, so I callled the manufacturer. She said water has to be tested with a phenol red liquid that is found in aquarium stores. Hmmm. So I bought the aquarium water tester and it does in fact say the water is very alkaline. Does anyone know if this is legit? Are there two standards for drinking water and aquarium water or is there a reason that litmus paper would register so differently from the phenol red? Anyone here with a scientific background who understands this? Thank you!

Baking Soda, Citric Acid Formula
Posted by Andre (Strasburg, France) on 03/06/2015

I want to know how much baking soda and citric acid I have to take. My weight is 110kg.

At what moment do you preconize to take these citrates ? Is it possible to have an e-mail from a person who has used the citrates successfully ? Thank you for your answers, Andre.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Lora (West Coast, US) on 03/06/2015

Knowing that human organism works on reverse loop reactions - & always tries to maintain balance, also, considering a lot of people these days actually lack the sufficient strength of gastric juice, hence getting a ton of gastric problems alone, followed by poor digestion - how will adding the SODA - gastric juice neutralizer be benefiting the meal processing? It will HALT the digestion & have the "chyme" rotting. Sure, the pancreas adds the buffers, but THIS addition happens much later in food digestive process?

Or even more weird to gulp the mix of acid+base= that results in salts - look at the chemical formula- why would you want this?

I understand that soda and Apple Cider Vinegar - alone are capable of cures, but together? PLEASE EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE FROM THE DIGESTIVE CHEMISTRY STAND POINT. Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Whisperingsage (Northern California, US) on 02/22/2015 45 posts

For those who want to learn more about Paleo, look up "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A Price, free PDF" the gutenberg project has it online for free. I have donated hard copies to libraries. Weston price was a dentist from around 1900, he observed a change in his patients around the industrial Revolution (1890's) and decided to travel the world on his own dime and count cavities and take pics of the healthiest tribes all over the world and their sickly neighbors and record their food choices. The healthiest were the heaviest animal protein and fat eaters, raw milk drinkers, pasture based cheese eaters and saturated fat tropical oils like palm and coconut oil.

Cottage Cheese and Flax Seed Oil
Posted by 101mom (Redding, Ca) on 02/02/2015

Has anyone ever heard of the Budwig Diet? It is for alkalizing the body and all you do is eat cottage cheese (full fat or Quark cheese not in the US) mixed with flax seed oil daily. I want to try this but am currently breastfeeding and wonder if it is detoxing at all. Does anyone know if alkalizing is like detoxing? Will the toxins come through the milk?

General Feedback
Posted by Sam (Miami, Florida) on 12/29/2014

Consistent level of body PH is maintained by adequate level of CO2 in a body, which regulated by breathing. According to Buteyko, we are over breathing. No supplements or diet will achieve what proper breathing will do. Role of CO2 in human body is misunderstood and ignored.

Listen on youtube about Buteyko breathing program. It is utilized in official medicine in the UK and Australia after Prince Charles was cured of allergy and an Australian person of angina while hospitalized in Russia. Buteyko cured himself of high BP and a cardiovascular disease.

Keep in mind one MUST work with a qualified practitioner who has his license renewed annually by Buteiko clinic in Moscow. Buteyko program is copyright protected. There are no legal approved material for sale.

Buteyko said, It is a simple program that hard to implement. Children as young as 3 yo learn it easily as well as people who at death bed. It requires 5 sessions 1.5hr each to learn to breath properly. There are Skype sessions conducted by Buteyko clinic USA, which is authorized by the Moscow clinic.

General Feedback
Posted by Scott (Toms River, NJ) on 12/29/2014

A lot of people are asking questions, but I don't see any getting answered. What is the remedy/daily routine for a consistent pH and overall general health?

EC: Hi Scott, you will find Ted from Bangkok's alkalizing formulas here:


General Feedback
Posted by Big C (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/22/2014

For chronic fatigue the thing that got me back on my feet was a simple Magnesium supplement.

Several years later after combating Candida, I got Bill's book (Candida, killing so sweetly) availble on this site that put the pieces of the puzzle together for me and I was finally able to excrete a putrid bowl of black sludge and I have been feeling much better, with less intestinal bloating, since.

Since then the other problems have started clearing up by themselves as my body heals. I still have systemic Candida but working on that to see what works for me, using Methylene blue on top of the usual protocols for now.