Ted's Famous Alkalizing Remedies

Lemon Formula

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Posted by Camara (Columbia, Maryland) on 05/19/2009

Alkalizing using baking soda and Lemon... I read the page on Ted's Alkalizng Formulas, however I didn't see how much baking soda should be used if it's mixed with Lemon or Lime juice. I just didnt' want to assume it was 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda as mentioned in the formulas for mixing with water or ACV.

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Canada)

Answer to Camara about Alkalizing Formulas

From "Alkalizing Formulas"
4. The Lemon Bicarbonate Formula
This simple formula will normalized many biological parameters, pH, ORP, phosphates, bicarbonates and antioxidants of vitamin C. A potential miracle water. One whole lemon freshly squeezed. Keep adding baking soda slowly bit by bit until the fizz stops. Then you will add water to one half glass. This is often taken twice a day. To be taken once in the morning and once before bedtime on an empty stomach.

The intent is to have a pH neutral beverage where where the alkaline neutralize the acid. As the text said, just add bit by bit the sodium bicarbonate until no fizz, indicating that the alkaline neutralized the acid. The amount of BS to add just depend on the amount of acid from the juice.

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Posted by Hans ( Delft, Zuid Holland / The Netherlands) on 12/09/2008

Hi Ted, Thanks for all your alkalizing advice. I have been using the lemon + baking soda formula for over 6 months now. I have a lot of energy. My skin looks great. The pH of my urine is 7,5 or higher consistantly. I take one lemon plus about 1 teaspoon of baking soda. I add one liter of water. this is what i do twice a day. Now here comes my question. Some people noticed my change in energy and also the way i look. They started doing the same, but they experience a rise in bloodpressure. My own bloodpressure doesn't rise above 125 / 83 even when i add extra baking soda. Could you explain why my bloodpressure stays the same while my friend's bloodpressure rises? Several others didn't report anything but positive from this remedy. My aunt and brothers told me their Acid reflux was gone in a few days. They also experience significant weight loss. Thanks alot!

Best regards,

Replied by DrJ
(Bombay, India)

Dear Hans,
The reason why some mates of yours reported increase in blood pressure form taking lemon/bicarb formula is because sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will aggravate sodium excess in some people. To combate this simply sip ACV diluted in water (do not mix it with bicarb)to potassium load the body and cure the high blood pressure. you can see from the ACV page on this site the "Run down" of nutrients inside ACV.....take a close look at the potassium levels in it and compare with all the other nutient levels.

Replied by Speakthewordnow
(Colorado Springs, Colorado)

For high blood pressure eat garlic!

Replied by P Mitchell
(Tucson, AZ)

High blood pressure is often caused by chronic dehydration. The body needs a certain amount of sodium, but the body also needs to be constantly flushed by drinking enough water, which will help flush excess sodium from the system. When you feel thirst, you are already very dehydrated as this is one of the last symptoms of dehydration to manifest.

As a rule of thumb, take your body weight in pounds and divide by 2. This simple calculation gives you the number of ounces of water your body needs daily. Coffee, tea, juice, and colas don't count. Divide by 8 and this will tell you how many glasses of water you need each day.

Drinking this amount of water daily will naturally bring your blood pressure in line. A good friend of mine was able to discontinue his high blood pressure medication within 2 months of beginning this practice.

Keep in mind that strenuous physical activity and living in dry climates may increase your water requirements.

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Posted by Sandra (BD, WI) on 01/24/2008

I have tried Ted's lemon and baking soda mix (juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 tsp. baking soda in water) morning and night for two days. I started with diarrhea and then due to pain in the upper right quadrant, started to think it might be related to gallbladder.(I was diagnosed with a slow emptying gall bladder) I think I may have disrupted by acid/base balance by over eating oranges and grapefruits around Christmas and then eating quite a bit of fruit as well. I do get some relief from the pain, but diarrhea is still with me for two plus weeks. I will stay with this treatment for a few more days.

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Posted by Jennifer (Dayton, Ohio) on 10/18/2007

My problem is too much acid in my system. I just started using pH papers, and my levels were 5.5 - 6.25. Frankly, it scared me. I was recently diagnosed with osteopenia, and have learned that your body will steal calcium from your bones just to try and balance your pH! I tried alkalizing formula #4, the lemon juice, baking soda, and water for the first time last night before I went to bed. The glass almost overflowed with "fizz" and the taste was not the greatest, but in the morning, my urine pH was in the 7 range! Normal! A big change from the previous mornings! Thank you so much for your alkalizing formulas - they are a godsend!

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Posted by Bill Thompson (San Fernando, Philippines) on 09/05/2007

Ted, Many thanks for all your efforts in helping people alkalize - I particularly like and use your Lemon/Baking soda recipe. I moved from UK to the Phillippines to live last year in order to change my stress-ridden life and since moving, I haven't been ill once - no colds or flu or anything.

As well as taking your wonderful remedy and after much research on the web, I also make an alcoholic tincture for myself which consists of vodka and about 95% mangosteen peel, fruit and seed, plus about 10 cloves, cinnamon and a few crushed pomello seeds(same as grapefruit seed). I try and use all local grown ingredients and it is dirt cheap. I use this tincture both as a mouthwash and also to prevent parasites taking hold. I take 2 teaspoons of this tincture every 2 or 3 days with water. It seems to work a treat. Just some question for you. Can you use Andrews Liver Salts(contains powdered citric acid and sodium bicarbonate only) with water instead of your recipe? I only mention this because sometimes, when you're travelling, you can't get limes or lemons. Some people say you will get gallstones if you use Andrews Liver salts daily - Is this true ? Much thanks again, Bill

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Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta) on 03/08/2007

Yesterday I had several hours of strange, quite intense pain in my abdomen, around the gallbladder. I decided to try Ted's lemon and baking soda alkalizing formula. Within 10 minutes the pain was down 50%. Within an hour it had all but disappeared. I am guessing this was perhaps a gall bladder attack. That was the fastest response I have seen yet with a home remedy. No wonder Ted considers this one to be the best of all the alkalizing formulas... AWESOME! Thanks, Ted

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
391 posts

I am happy to hear about it. A gall bladder needs a lot of bicarbonates during digestion and they are one of the important components. If bicarbs are lacking, a gall bladder problem is possible. The vitamin c content neutralizes excess oxidation, and reduces the pain by both antioxidation and excess acidity which causes gallbladder pain.

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Posted by D (USA) on 11/24/2006

[The following email has been excerpted from a emailed dialogue between one of readers and Ted. The full Q&A text can be found on Low Immunity cures page.] Thank you again Ted, I have good news to report. My brother, after only a few days on lemon-bicarbonate twice a day says that his phlebitis is practically gone (not only better). He has suffered with this leg's vein for three years and tried everything but after just 4-5 days of this remedy his pain is completely gone, he feels the vein "fresh" vs the "fire" he felt before. He cannot believe it... My mother who is 74 and has a lot of problems is feeling much better too. She didn't have any appetite, most of the times she wouldn't have dinner just because she didn't feel like eating (she also has memory loss, stomach problems, always exhausted, what seems a chronic cough etc.) after the same amount of days she says she is very hungry and that she can be active all day long. She is having three meals a day now!! Thank you so much for this really healing water!!! All the best, D"

12/10/2006: D wrote Ted again: "My father has been taking your lemon-bicarbonate formula for 20 days and also some (little) potassium bicarbonate and citric acid. You remember that the doctor told him he had prostate cancer, his PSA level were extremely high. He also has been taking for three months some pills that the doctor gave him and an injection every three months, a sort of hormone suppressant. Well he just tested and his PSA is normal. The doctor was surprised and told, I quote: "so it was not cancer but just an infection". What I understand from his word that their medicines are not supposed to do this, so I really think it was the lemon-bicarbonate plus potassium that worked, we hadn't even started the cesium yet! Thank you so much Ted, D.

Lime Formula

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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.

Replied by Anon
(Not Canada)

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

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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?

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Posted by Judy_aus (Australia) on 11/09/2014

Hi Ted,

I have started taking 1/2 fresh organic lime with one tsp of bicarb soda on an empty stomach in the morning yesterday and today to alkalise. My urinary ph went up immediately so it definitely worked. Thank you!

What confuses me is that it seems to really aggravate my vaginal thrush. On both days of taking the remedy in the morning I immediately felt itching, burning and vaginal discharge.

I have specifically not used the ACV as I heard it can be bad for thrush. Any ideas on why this happened?

I am low on magnesium and potassium (supplementing both at the moment).

I also suffer from irregular periods after coming off the pill after 16 years. We are trying to have a baby and so far nothing has really worked.

I have done Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture every week for the last 1.5 years and a few months ago the thrush came and I can't seem to get it away with anything. I started using the borax and it seemed to help immediately until I tried the lime and bicarb soda thing...

Please advise.

Thank you, Judy

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Posted by Intiyaz (Surrey Bc) on 04/08/2014


Hi earth clinic, I have been using your lime and baking soda formula and it has worked really well, I had gout using this formula of 2 tbsp or lime n 1/2 bs it solved all my problem. Burning tongue bad taste no joint pains lost lots of weight in process. The problem what I run into is I have burning hands mouth lips. My leg shins mostly . I don't know if I am missing something which is causing this sensations. I don't know if I am lack other vitamins? I do this 4 on 3 off days. Is it ok to drink ACV daily 1 tbsp in just plain water once every other. Day? Thanks . This site is great I have told many of my friends about this site. Reply ASAP

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Posted by Mike (Floyd, Va, Usa) on 09/18/2011

Hi. How long after drinking the BS/Lime mixture before I can drink a quart of water? I am trying to drink 3 quarts a day. I weigh 172 lbs. Thanks, Mike

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Posted by Missourita (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 12/28/2010

Last night I took my first dose of lime and baking soda (for candida, as suggested on EC). Since then, my urine has been very cloudy. I'm assuming this is because of the baking soda? Does this mean I'm taking too much? Is this something I should be concerned about? I just took another dose and made sure I only put 1/2 tsp. Thanks!

Replied by Self

Cloudy urine after using and alkalizing remedy was once addressed on this "Ted's Alkalizing Formulas Page" by "Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines" on 02/25/2010:

"Cloudy urine can be caused by many things -- bacteria, excess blood proteins, excess minerals or even lack of Vitamin C. To see all the causes of cloudy urine, just type 'ted cloudy urine' in the search box at the top right of this page and this will show you all the ailments and causes that it relates to in another tab in your browser. "

When you add the baking soda to the lime juice (before adding the water), just keep adding until the fizzing stops. If you are sodium sensitive, try adding just 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in the beginning and build up until the lime juice stops fizzing?

Make sure you're not dehydrated and you're drinking enough water, especially when taking an alkalizing remedy. "Just about everyone experiences cloudy urine from time to time. In some instances, the condition of the urine is simply the result of some type of food or drink recently consumed. When that is the case, there is no cause for alarm. Cloudy urine can also be a sign of a more serious issue that should be addressed quickly, however. See http://www.wisegeek.com/what-causes-cloudy-urine.htm

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Posted by Missourita (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 12/27/2010

Is there a difference between real whole limes and real bottled lime juice? Or do they lose some nutritional benefit once they've been juiced? I can buy organic refrigerated lime juice and use that instead of whole limes, which gets expensive. Will that work just as well with the baking soda? Thanks!

Replied by Self
(Ny, NY)

Bottled lime juice is pasteurized and kills the live enzymes which are part of what makes fresh lime juice so healthy. You could substitute it but it would be significantly inferior. In fact, pasteurization usually makes a drink more acidic. If you want better health, you want to consume more alkaline foods and drinks (e.g. fresh lime juice).

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Missourita, I think your bottled organic lime juice would be ok but real fresh limes do still have the enzymes in them if used straight away. That is probably the main difference. You can google this information or find it in the juicing sites. Hope this helps. Lily.

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Posted by Tom (Midland, Texas) on 05/22/2007

I had torn scar tissue on a ligament (old injury) in my right Buttock, which for weeks had caused severe pain when I walked. It was like an ice pick thrust into my hip. Having read about Lime juice buffered with Baking Soda I tried this Remedy two nights ago and awoke painfree and energectic the next morning. Unfortunately I had so much energy that I overdid it! Now, I have some tenderness at the site and in my back muscles but the sharp pain is still gone. The only negative effect is that I am dealing with frequent urination and diarrhea. I will continue the course of Lime juice and Baking Soda for 5 days and then rest for two. Thanks, Tom

Replied by Anonymous
(Brooklyn, New York)

How long should I wait to consume a meal after taking the alkaline formula? Thank you

Replied by Randy
(Jersey City, Nj, Usa)

That is a good question from brooklyn... How long does one wait to eat after this remedy? thanks

Replied by Suffering For 3 Yrs
(Southern, Ohio)

I am getting so confused, the more I read the more confused I get. My urine ph is about 5. And I am suffering from candida. I have purchased Methylene Blue, Caprylic Acid, Borax, Baking Soda, Sodium Carbonate. Now I just need to know how much, how often and how long and the right combination. I need a regimen to follow. The correct amount of ingredients to make the perfect Carbicarb (seen several different versions).

Thank you all I hope you can help me!

Replied by Connie
(Gladwin, Michigan/ Usa)

Hi, I have dealt with Candida issues and find that the diet needs to be cleaned up as one is taking suppliments..... Stop all sugar wether it comes from dairy, honey, syrup, fructose corn syrup, breads, pastries, pasta, white rice, fruits, etc. I ate plenty of organic eggs with organic butter, fried my foods in coconut oil, used garlic and onions, hot peppers, organic meat is best as some animals have been fed antibiotics which is nortorious for yeast overgrowth, organic bacon, mashed cauliflower in place of potatoes, used organic chicken broth and other organic broth as well to make soups, add flavor, etc, ate lots of vegetables, Brown rice, xylitol for sweetness to my oatmeal with no added milk, you can use Almond milk Or made rice pudding with eggs, xylitol, spices, some coconut oil, a touch of Almond milk then let it thicken and cool, it was delicious. I eat saurerkraut called Bubbies from the Oganic store, it is delicious and has natural enzymes, etc. You may have to forgo beans for now and winter squash until the candida clears up.

I took Suppliments: Organic Vitamin Code, Milk Thistle, coconut oil Capsules, A complete digestive enzymes with most meals, turmeric, Dr. Ohirras Probiotic Plus 12, Chorella, , lots of garlic, occassional baking soda in water. Research the suppliments that are good candida fighters and try them.... Some may work better for you than others... I highly recommend the Dr Ohirras Probiotic plus 12, it needs no refrigeration like so many others do, it can be found online at several websites, it is worth the cost believe me. But remember, clean up your diet or it will not be conquered for long, you have to starve it from it's food source which is sugar or forms of sugar. Xylitol is a sort of sugar but actually aids in getting rid of yeast overgrowth, it measures cup for cup and has really good flavor.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Right now I am finishing reading a book called Cure Candida through Diet, very interesting indeed and which gives you a lot of information but the diet.... That is a problem for me so I can't imagine that I will be doing it, sorry! Eating fish and meat with vegetables is not a problem but then potatoes or rice also with vegetables alone.... Only if I was very ill. And porridge? No...... But the advice about the supplements is quite interesting as well as advice about easier ways of adapting your diet and lots of recipes.

Replied by Bmr
(Quito, Ecuador)

Hi, My daughter is now Candida free with no diets. Just using ACV, BS, Borax, GSE, H2O2, Lugol's solution, and of course, the Lord's blessing!

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