Ted's Famous Alkalizing Remedies

Lime Formula

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Posted by Tom (Midland, Texas) on 05/22/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!

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

On Alkalizing

Posted by Alain (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 06/24/2011


Instead of answering several recent post that ask why ACV might be alkalizing I suggest these two articles

From http://phbalance.wikispaces.com/Lemons Alkaline?

Lemons are Alkaline Forming

This is because their acids, such as citric acid, are weak acid and the Lemon's overall nutrients are alkaline. The End Product of Metabolism, otherwise known as Ash and it's effects on the body make it Alkalizing.

Citric Acid is a "weak" acid, meaning once it's done it's job in providing energy in metabolism it's eliminated easily via sweat and respiration. It is alkaline forming in that it stimulates the formation of calcium carbonate in the body. Calcium carbonate then neutralizes the "Strong" acids in the body, acids that can only be gotten rid of through urination, including uric acid which is the end result of protein metabolism.

In fruits such as the Lemons... the mineral content is also taken into consideration, and the Lemon's Alkaline minerals are many, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Selenium so after the citric acid has done its job and is easily eliminated, one is left with a very Alkaline Ash (end product) from the fruit.

In a Similar way, Malic Acid (another "weak" acid) attacks Lactic Acids (A "strong" acid) making foods like Apples and it's unprocessed vinegar also an alkalizing source.

The list goes on... It's how the elements of the food, inclusive of its "acids" are utilized by the body and whether it's a weak acid or a strong acid in how it can be eliminated, and the food's nutrient content such as it's vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, etc. that a food's ash ends up being.

Proteins... They are acidic, not only in their amino acid content, but also in it's utilization by the body... It leaves Uric Acids as it's waste product from its metabolism. And we need Citric acid to help our bodies eliminate this Acidic end product (Ash).

From http://phbalance.wikispaces.com/Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar, Unprocessed with "Mother"

Used in conjunction with the AA Guidelines. There are benefits offered to those who just added the ACV without really addressing their diet. But with the AA Diet, The relief is more "permanent" as the balance of nutrients is addressed that caused the pain.

Malic Acid (readily available in Apples) helps the body produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) more efficiently. Thus assisting the body in ridding itself of Lactic Acid.


American College of Physicians on Malic Acid for Treating Fibromyalgia...

"Research Confirms Malic Acid's Use to Alleviate Pain and Fatigue"


More sites on ACV:



Pancreatic cancer and ACV study Citation :


"It is believed that these compounds may have anticancer effects due to their ability to reduce oxidative stress and alter other cellular functions related to cancer development."

Good health to you all


Replied by Dan
(Edmonton, Alberta)

Hey Alain - appreciative your posts - always informative!

I wonder if people just ask a question without checking under "Ailments" because there seems to be a lot of repeat queries. Take candida, for instance. Bill from San Fernando gave a very detailed guideline on what to do many times (good work Bill! ) and, yet, people will post saying they have candida and ask what they should do.

Perhaps Earth Clinic could put a gentle reminder on the submission page (right before "Subject of Your Email" - so people don't miss it): Have you checked the "Ailments" section first for an answer to your question?

Just saying ...

Replied by Lel

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.

Replied by Donb
(Yorba Linda, Ca)

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...

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!

pH Urine Test

Posted by Susan (New York) on 05/14/2013

Can someone explain how to do the PH Urine test with either the meter or the strip? When is the best time to do it and how often?

Side Effects

1 User Review

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 09/02/2011
0 out of 5 stars

Hi, I just took the alkalizing remedy (baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, citric acid) in the monring and in the mid afternoon I took it again and threw in a little vitamin C and magnesium. I read somewhere on here it was recommended to alkalize 4 times a day to strengthen the immune system. I haven't been able to eat much cuz I don't feel well but on the 2nd time I felt a quick full body heat flush and then anxiety for a few minutes until I drank more water and ate an egg. I might have been a bit dehyrdrated as well. My stomach feels a bit in turmoil right now. Did I do something wrong? What can I do right? Gracias!

Ted's Alkalizing Formulas

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Posted by Artistb (Nyc) on 05/01/2016 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Ted's Carbicarb Formula

Posted by Pone (California) on 07/04/2014

Ted's book PH Balanced for Life includes an alkalizing formula named "Carbicarb" that is:

  • 1/2 tsp sodium bicarb
  • 1/4 tsp sodium carbonate
  • 1/8 tsp potassium carbonate

Does anyone know of a food grade source for the two carbonates? I have read that these are both very irritating to human tissues, so I have a concern is this formula even safe?

Is there an alternative alkalizing formula that will cross the blood brain barrier and alkalize brain tissues?

Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/30/2012

A question on alkalizing drink: Does anyone know if Vitamin C powder plus Baking Soda in water, gives the same alkalizing effect as lemon/lime and BS or ACV and BS?

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