Ted's Famous Alkalizing Remedies

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Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Deonva (Southbroom, Kzn South Africa) on 02/14/2013

To add to Ted's alkalizing mixes - very good for chelating arteries, metabolic acidosis, restoring negative charge to platelets, acid reflux and stopping calcium leaching in its tracks.

  • 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
  • 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon MSM powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 drops Lugol's Iodine
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Mix and drink when the fizzing has stopped. To be taken 3 x daily after meals.

This protocol is remarkably effective and I have to thank Ted for edging me this way. To this you can add other orthomoleculars, supplements like EDTA, methylene blue, borax etc. to target specific problems.

Also cut out all wheat products, sugar products (except raw honey) and commercial cooking oils - use coconut instead.

We have a 100% success rate with this protocol at our Wellness Centre.

In good health

Dr. Deon

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Cate (Melbourne, Vic., Australia) on 10/24/2012

Florence, I had arthritis in my back- awfully painful. It sometimes affected my knees too. I also got RSI in my wrists, had IBS, depression, anxiety, brain-fog and had stubborn weight that wouldn't come off unless I exercised like a full-blown freak. Which tended to triple the pain. It was madness.

Then I dumped grains entirely, and everything in my body and mind has come right. It's called 'going primal' or 'paleo'. Also called 'the ancestral diet', caveman diet, a whole host of names to describe how our modern-diseaseless ancestors ate.

Wheat was modified in the 1960's from ye olde wheat to dwarf wheat. It was for reasons of profit/volume per acre. This so-called 'modern wheat' is causing everybodies illnesses on this page and many more besides. The inflammation flares in more ways than just arthritis. I've heard wheat called 'slow poison', and 'addictive' too.

I sound like a nut, no doubt, but there you are- maybe you might look in to it one day when you've tried everything else. A month of no grains- instead eating tonnes of vegetables for breakfast, lunch and supper, a bit of fruit and some soaked/dehydrated nuts, with just water to drink if you happened to get thirsty.

I only suggest the primal/paleo solution because the impact on my life and health has been profound. My mind was a trainwreck, so was my body. Both clip along at great rates these days. I'm 39. It took about 4 months from first dropping grains 100% to wholeheartedly endorsing the lifestyle to others. Now I keep quiet (10months later) because people look at me like I'm an utter psycho. Maybe they don't have bad enough health problems yet. Maybe people really would rather give up on life rather than face life without grain. I for one would only eat grain if my life literally depended on it- as in a desperate life-or-death war situation for example.

That line, 'I could never give up bread' makes me groan. If I could/did, anyone can. I used to eat it for every meal and every snack. The benefits of a grain-free life outweigh the short-term withdrawals by an infinite amount. Bread with chronic pain? Or pain-free nutrient-dense food twice a day. (One doesn't need as much food, and no more chronic hunger/blood sugar spikes either.)

Don't mean to preach, just spreading the good word! Haha...

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.

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.

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by DJ (Denver, CO) on 12/24/2006

5 days without Nexium! It's a miracle. Ever since I started taking Nexium about 3 years ago, my acidity and heartburn have gotten to the point where even with the drug I would spend a few nights a month where I couldn't lay down and sleep because the pain was so bad.

Then something made me think of searching on "Vinegar Acid Reflux" on the web. Not sure where that thought came from, but it could have changed my life (so far so good at least). I came upon this website and bought some ACV the same day about 3 weeks ago. Although I was hoping it would help me feel less miserable even while on Nexium, I couldn't dare hope I would actually be able to wean off the drug. 5 days ago I decided to try it. Instead of taking Nexium every day, whenever the acidic feeling hits I take the concoction (2 Tbsps of ACV and about 1/8 tsp of Baking soda in half a cup of water) and get immediate relief. Haven't woken up once in the past 5 days in the middle of the night and have slept better than I can remember.

I have two concerns for now:

1. The concoction is not exactly transportable. So what happens when I'm out for dinner or visiting friends and don't have it handy? I'll probably have to rush home.

2. Too much Sodium can be bad for the body, so wondering what the effect of long term use will be since baking soda is being used several times a day every day.

Thank you for your website. I'm hoping someday I will be completely painfree. For now I'm happy that when it hits I have a remedy on hand that isn't causing harm to other parts of my physiology. Let's help get the word out there. I strongly believe the drug companies for their own greed are creating pills for every ailment there is out there with total disregard to long term effects. My experience with Nexium is that I got hooked on it and couldn't not take it because the pain would come back 10 times worse than before I was ever on it. We as a culture need to return to home remedies as much as we can (using drugs only for severe illness) and turn our thumbs down on the greedy pharmaceutical companies.

This cure itself can permanently get rid of so many drugs on the market today. Its unbelievable that this remedy is not spreading like wildfire all over the internet.

I actually came across another website advertising on your website for home cures for acidity and charging for it. So thank you for keeping your website free and honest. It works, the info is free and the ingredients are cheap. Its nothing short of a miracle for me!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Choua (Milwaukee, WI) on 12/19/2006

ACV cures my bloating and hunger pain. Baking soda did wonders for me cure my acid reflux, bad breath, and sinus. I also use ACV and baking soda for my face as others mentioned on this site. My face looks great without foundation. No dark circles and puffy eyes. The information on this website save me from many health problems. Thank you so much to all the people who contribute to this awesome site and a Big thanks goes to Ted in Bangkok who seems to have such wealth of knowledge.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Sophie (Dayton, Ohio, Usa) on 10/26/2012

I know what you mean, about people thinking you're crazy when you give up grains! The "new" wheat is an addiction.

I've been grain free for almost a month now, and the difference in my health is astounding! I've been chasing around a mystery health problem for 2 years now. Long story short, I think it's PCOS, since that seems to run in the family and all my symptoms fit. I'm getting tested next week, so I'll post again and let you all know how it turns out. I went grain free because I saw several posts online about women curing their PCOS and restoring normal hormonal function with a grain free, high protein diet. I had been eating an almost-vegetarian diet with little protein and an "average" amount of carbs.

I gave up all grains (even quinoa and buckwheat, I know they aren't techincally grains but I wanted to go cold turkey). I eat lots of veggies and low-glycemic fruits, and a small portion of chicken/oily fish/grass-fed beef at every meal. I eat all fruit with nuts or nut butter (freshly ground, not jar stuff), to reduce the blood sugar spike. I cut back a bit on the beans, but I do still eat them, mostly chickpeas and lentils since they are less starchy. The results: I have more energy, my skin is clearer, my "brain-fog" is gone, my anxiety and stress is reduced, I've started to lose weight, and my horrible (really horrible!! ) body odor is gone! The weirdest thing though -- my eye color changed!!! I used to have dark reddish-brown eyes, now they are going GREEN! My mom has green eyes, and my dad has hazel, so it makes sense that I would have GREEN eyes... I read somewhere that poor liver function can make your eyes orangy-yellowy, maybe it has something to do with that??? And this is only after about 1 month. Still hoping it will take care of some of the bigger PCOS symptoms, but I think that it will take some time for my hormone levels to normalize now that I'm eating right.

I now also only buy poultry/meat/dairy that is grass-fed, organic, and HORMONE and ANTIBIOTIC FREE! Very important if you have hormone issues!

I definitely say go grain free... But if you do, only talk about it with other people who understand natural medicine. The girls I eat lunch with had a total fit over my grain free lifestyle, they can't understand how I can live without bread and pasta. They wouldn't let it go, it was almost like they took my new lifestyle as a personal insult! It was surreal, I now see how addictive the "new" wheat is, that people can't comprehend a grain free life. Now if people question why I'm eating my sandwich wrapped in lettuce instead of bread, I tell them I have Celiacs! Not exactly true but people seem more accepting of it. Until they start telling you about all the "great" gluten-free rice flour potato starch corn filled products in the "health" food isle! Blech! Just hang in there and know you aren't alone! You are doing it for YOUR health and YOUR life, and you don't have to justify it to anyone!

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==

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

For MS, biotin is found to be helpful.

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

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.

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 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 .

Alkaline Water
Posted by Frank (Newport Beach, Ca) on 03/28/2011

Just drink a lot of Akaline Water to flush out the acidity from your body and you will find that it does wonders for acid reflux, arthiritas, fibormalgya, shingles etc.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Deanna (Longmont, CO) on 01/13/2007

i have had a history of acid reflux in times of stress. to add to the stress is the excessive belching that occurs during the attacks, the lack of sleep from having to sit up at night. none of the over the counter drugs were helping. i came across your site and the cure of acv and baking soda...and am so grateful i did!!! after only three days i am a new person. thank you thank you thank you!

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 Laura A (Austin, Tx) on 04/27/2014

As for the Paleo diet, this is an extremely flexible program with many variations of the program. I personally eat my meat well-done. Last June, of 2013, I got rid of gluten and dairy and legumes and most processed food, except for the stuff they serve when we very occasionally go out to eat. I only eat organic, grass fed meat and have lost 50# so far. Getting rid of oils is a huge deal. I eat only coconut oil or olive oil and I don't heat the olive oil as it becomes a carcinogen. Have I gotten rid of everything? NO, I wish. Still dealing with Candida and Leaky gut. IBS symptoms have almost disappeared unless I cheat. Just started the lime/baking soda(sodium bicarbonate for our out of US neighbors) that TED recommends. Hoping the alkaline environment will take care of bugs. Also take digestive enzymes and coconut kefir. Blood pressure issues and heart palpitations have really settled .down. I also take hibiscus mint tea for blood pressure jumps. Thank you everyone for your input on various things. Ted, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and THANK YOU very much for the EC for starting this whole website. Many blessings to each of you.

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=========

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 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 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 for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Baldev (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) on 02/14/2013 185 posts

Dr. Deon, I fully endorse your observations on the protocol which you have suggested, I too have experimented Ted's advices, only differences are that I did not mix all the ingredients in one dose but gave separately. But now if you have tried successfuly giving all the things in one dose, I shall try it. I confirm that, all items are very helpful and they help keeping one healthy. Thanks for your mail. Baldev

Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Deonva (Southbroom, Kzn South Africa) on 02/18/2013

The Lugol's I use is made by a compounding pharmacy and is 5% iodine and 12.5% iodite. Consume the mix about 15 minutes after the meal. If you go with the belief that ascorbic acid can neutralise the Lugols - take the Lugol's 2 hours after the alkalizing mix.

In good health, Dr. Deon

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.

Bill's Formula
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines) on 04/07/2011

Hi Cindy... I first started to use Ted's alkalizing remedies when I had candida about 5 years ago now. The remedy includes a diet to follow which would be the same for a liver detox.

My favourite forms of alkalizing now are:

* By using Ted's one lemon/lime and 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda(until the fizzing stops) in a half glass of water remedy. This one has potassium, other minerals, citrates and vitamin C as ascorbate and is most useful for cellular alkalization.

* Using just 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda in half a glass of water. This alkalizes the blood and is a good one to take about 1/2 hour before bed. Helps you sleep.

* 1/2 tspn Ascorbic Acid powder combined with 1/4 tspn baking soda in a half glass of water. Creates the alkaline form of Vitamin C as Sodium Ascorbate. Has a high negative ORP value(Redox Potential) and, electrically, this form is very healthy for the body. Sometimes I add magnesium chloride to this when its hot -- cools the body down for some reason.

* Two tablespoons of ACV and 1/4 - 1/2 tspn baking soda in half a glass of water. This one gives you energy too and also has a high ORP value.

These remedies will all help the liver because of their alkalizing action. So you can alkalize at the same time as detoxing the liver and there should be no problems.

If you are using the olive oil and lemon juice detox for the liver -- then don't alkalize at the same time -- just alkalize at different times in the day when you are not taking the olive oil/lemon detox remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Kattis (Auckland, New Zealand) on 05/28/2011

Just a thought , but if we go back to how acid reflux starts.... I have become aware of a theory where is is the mixing of proteins and carbs is a big factor. The proteins enter the stomach and acid is excreted to break it down. Now the carbo's enter and alkaline enters to break it down. So hence the neutrilization process begins. Food sits in stomach as the different enzymes constantly try to begin disgestion process. They fail and the food is sent into the track and is not able to be properly digested. Do a little research but I have narrowed it down with experimenting myself and have found separting your foods very good. (excuse all the spelling mistakes)

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

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Wayfound (Motown, Ca/ Usa) on 10/26/2012

Thank you both for bringing up this topic. What you are describing is a classic low-carb diet. I can't imagine anyone giving you a hard time!

Now, the Paleo diet is where they might look at you a bit squirrely. This is where one attempts to eat foods cooked very little, if at all, including meat, eggs, milk. I have made a couple stabs at it, and all I can say is, maybe it was the cut of beef, but it was darn chewy. I wonder at our teeth, which look like grass-eaters... Exactly like horses' teeth. Fresh raw eggs have been put in smoothies since Jack LaLane's time. I'm after the fresh leche myself.

I am drawn by a line in Revelation: "They shall all eat whey. " Drink milk? It is a sacred cow healing food, when fresh, and pasture-fed cows are used. Same thing with the raw honey products. We even went to visit the pastured chickens where we get our eggs, to see if they were happy!

I am learning that soaking nuts for eight hours, then dehydrating eight hours, yields an entirely different nut butter: awoken, dark brown, oily, digestible, chock full of available nutrients.

But there must be something to sprouting grains? The mixture described in Ezekiel creates a protein, not carbs. Anyway, I agree about the protein part, if one is healthy enough to digest it. Messiah said, "Eat a little fish."

I am struck by the fact that Cain, the vegetarian, slew Abel, the meat-eater. A famous healer verified this emotional component-- that vegetarianism can lead to anger and emotional spikes, whereas meat-eaters (or protein?) are more mellow and even. One would expect the opposite to be true. I am prayerfully asking to be led to the right foods to eat, or not, as I have become a bit uncertain; but, I like fresh and raw more all the time. --T.

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.

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?

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 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

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.

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

Dietary Changes
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il Usa) on 06/07/2011

The journey of our health is always a learning process. Each one of us has to do the experimenting and research to find our optimal health. I do the ACV, VCO, green drinks, meditation, but never gave too much thought about the degree of my diet and how it was affecting my digestion, sinus issues, weight and mood. I started reading "Fire Engine 2 Diet" and read how so much acid is contained in meat and dairy. Also, saturated fat that leads to so many heart problems.

I can now report that after starting on my 3rd week of Vegan eating, that my digestion is top rate, no sinus congestion, losing weight gradually and my mood is calm, and I am happy most of the time. My energy level has doubled and I don't feel like collapsing when I get home from work. I guess the reason why I'm sharing all of this with you is because what if it's just as simple to feel better by changing what we eat? We can change the conditioning of our upbringing and eat healthier. I won't go back to my old way of eating.... I feel too good. Bless you all.

Alkaline Water
Posted by Mary (Guildford, Victoria, Australia) on 05/26/2012

I am wanting to start taking bicarb with water for gastritis. Would ACV be helpful or would it aggravate it? Ted suggests that one must drink a lot of water when eating to help the formula, there is no way I can ever drink with food, I will simply vomit or get bloated and feel heavy all day. I have to wait at least half an hour befor ei can have a drink after a meal.

Thank you

Alkaline Water
Posted by Tricia (Kentucky) on 08/18/2022

Are you sure cuz these days bottled water a lot of times is just filtered tap water with additives...how to know

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Lauren (Bavaria, Germany) on 01/04/2011

Francisca you are right: Bicarbinate of Soda is the technical or "pharmacy" name; baking soda is the common or "grocery" name. Considering these two uses I'd doubt that there would be a difference in quality between the two names/sources, but perhaps a difference in price (by weight).

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Kat (Grand Junction, Co) on 05/10/2013

Hi DJ, I hope this remedy is still working for you! I wanted to suggest reusing small jars from your cupboards such as an old horseradish jar or perhaps purchase small glass jars that are 2-4 oz's and put your raw ingrediants in there for transport. Also if you are at a restaurant you may be able to special request from the kitchen a near measurement to take as well. Never hurts to ask! I just started Deonva from S. Africa's mixture yesterday and am hoping for good relief. Kat

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Florence (USA) on 12/15/2006

I am taking Apple Cider vinegar, baking soda and Manuka Honey for arthritis. I am in the early stages and I feel it is easing the pain. I also want to lose weight, approximately 7 lbs.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Harveyp (Ancaster, Ontario) on 10/25/2012

Eating fermented grains or vegetables restores gut flora! Wetting grains causes them to sprout. Be careful and research this because you can grow unhealthy bacteria if you leave them too long and don't rinse regularly.

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Suzanne (Abbotsford) on 09/18/2014


I see this is an old post, but if anyone is reading it, or if the poster is still doing this, STOP brushing your teeth after ACV! You can seriously damage your enamel if you brush your teeth within 15 minutes after having something acidic. Rinsing your teeth with plain water is a good idea, though.

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 Shelley (Douglas Cty CA) on 11/16/2022 8 posts

I had issues with the Raw Honey and ACV. My fav option is ACV and Organic Grade A Maple Syrup. I used a quart of Mason Jar with water ACV 1/8 to a quarter cup, and add around 1/2 cup syrup. Drink it with ice and straw all Day. Very refreshing and doesn't cause burning indigestion.

Alkaline is the hardest to get using things our bodies aren't used to. Also if you are a big smoker etc causes alkalinity to leave as well as any vitamin C in your system.
Stay away from chlorinated water, as well as check out the alkaline foods you can eat to aid in we are what we eat.

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

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

Has the Yahoo LDN group moved to another site?

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 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, 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?

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

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.

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 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.

Alkalizing Formula for Multiple Ailments
Posted by Neukoln (Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk) on 02/14/2013

Dr Deon - may I please ask what strength/concentration the Lugol's Iodine is? And also how long after meals after meals is it consumed? Am I right that you wait 2 hours? Thank you.

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:


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Prendyj (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 10/10/2010

I can't find what kind of sodium carbonate. Is it really Arm & Hammer's laundry soap? I've been into alternative medicine for 30 years yet finding it hard to wrap my head around drinking two kinds of laundry solutions together (borax and Arm and Hammer).

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Annette (Canberra, Australia) on 10/15/2010

You are looking for bicarbonate soda or baking soda

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 10/15/2010

Anette, I have the same problem, is it bicarbonate of soda or baking soda? I think that the answer is that at least here in Europe we call it bicarbonate of soda and in the US it is called baking soda but it is the same thing. Maybe in Australia you use the same name we do..... Very confusing! Not having English as a first language I think that here we have bicarbonate of soda (for cleaning, health issues and so) and baking powder (for baking).

Baking Soda
Posted by June (Fl) on 03/01/2014


Hello Ted, My question is about the baking soda and water formula which I have been taking for a week now. sometimes once a day or twice a day. I've had problems with high blood pressure and I've stopped taking blood pressure meds for the last 6 months. I've changed my diet over 2 years ago. I feel that my blood pressure has been rising since taking the baking soda and water. I really feel that this formula has been helping my candida issue and I do not want to stop taking it. Do you have any suggestion?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Cathair (Staten Island, Ny) on 11/29/2011

Hello, can you tell me how you take the ACV& baking soda to help these issues? Thanks so much!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Wayqueries (Motown, Ca/ Usa) on 10/25/2012

Hi Cate! Thank you for the post on grains. I spent some time looking at heritage wheats, after reading this, and have some questions.

**Does soaking grains, as with nuts, seem to alter the composition, and make it more digestible and safer?

**Is there a mycotoxin present in the grain?

**Are heritage, or old grains, any better or safer?

**Are sprouted grains, say like Ezekiel Bread allright?

**What seems to be the source of the problem?

Thank you! And hey, are you eating raw meat on that paleo diet? Steak tartar! Or raw milk? --T.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Cindy (Salem, OR) on 12/14/2006

Dear Ted, Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had wrote to you on 11/5/06 about my husband and his throat clearing. This was an problem he has delt with for around 15 years. I had put him on your ACV/Baking Soda and he added the citric acid also as his ph seems to always be way to high alkaline. It really seems to have worked and after all these years of trying different things. We are still a bit afraid to claim victory. It has been almost 2 weeks of not one bit of problem. It took about 6 weeks for it to kick in and go away. Now I have to say he had days where he took the mixture 5 times and always at least 3 times a day. If he had bugs he wanted them gone !!!! Plus he really likes the taste of this stuff. I wish I could see you to shake your hand and say thanks. DON'T GIVE UP PEOPLE, THIS STUFF DOES WORK !

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.

Health Benefits
Posted by Marie (Long Island, New York) on 07/19/2013

Hi; I do realize that the body needs to stay alkaline as to keep dis-ease out of it but is that any dis-ease or is it only certain types as cancer? What about all diseases such as hbp, heart, diabetes, etc. etc.

Thank you.

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 04/07/2017

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.

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.

Baking Soda
Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 03/02/2014

Sodium "tightens", potassium and magnesium "loosen". If your bp is going up, you may have too much sodium in proportion to potassium and/or magnesium in your system. Try supplementing, especially with magnesium, which is a classic bp regulator.

Baking Soda
Posted by Jason (Illinois ) on 01/29/2023

Hey there, I have actually been doing this myself here lately. I haven't had any issues, I add a couple of pinch's to each glass of water. I can't say yet whether I have noticed anything but I do know when I add a little to much. So usually I'll add a little more water and then my next glass would be straight water. Usually 3-4 times a day.

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