Baking Soda
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Baking Soda Health Benefits


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Alexis (Los Angeles, CA) on 07/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I am 31 years old and spent the last 20 years of my life being very active. I used to run 4-6 miles every morning and played tennis regularly. About 2 years ago I noticed a pain in my left knee. I saw doctor after doctor and the pain seemed to just get worse. I finally had an MRI and the Dr. said I had patella Tendinitis which is common. Many people have patella Tendinitis and continue to live and workout. I stopped working out completely and found myself becoming more and more sedentary. I live one block from the beautiful Pacific Ocean and I wouldn't even walk to the ocean because the pain in my knees had gotten that bad. I even started using a cane to get around. About 3 weeks ago my younger sister recommended that I boil some water and take 2Tbl spoons of ACV and that every morning I should drink 6oz of water with 1/4tsp of baking soda. I am an avid baker who has a gluten allergy so I never get to eat what I bake but I always have fresh baking soda on hand. I didn't have the ACV so I just started drinking the baking soda every morning and OMG I have been smiling from cheek to cheek because my pain has gone away. I am not running yet but I walk everywhere now. Baking Soda once a day has changed my life. After reading others stories I am going to start using the ACV because it sounds like it has many healthy benefits.


1 User Review
3 star (1) 

Posted by Hamida (Mombasa, Kenya) on 01/04/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Well I have been on n of suffering from thrush a lot. My GP suggested that I should take soda bi carb instead of flucozonale on n off. I take 1/2 tsp of soda bi carb to a full glass of water and dilute it. I find my thrush to subside but after starting to take it a few days I find a lot of just plain discharge as water, no smell nothing just water and then it disappears. After considering all this I just want to know if by taking this is it harmful as I don't take it always only when I feel irritation to start so I take it for some few days and walla it subsides. Also during intercourse I feel pain and then after I see slight blood. Do you think that it cud be the cause of it or what???. I have started to be in the menopause category since about 6 months.Thanks will appreciate yr help.

Toenail Fungus

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5 star (1) 

Posted by Jessyka (Memphis, TN, USA) on 02/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had the horrid nail fungus many years ago and took Lamasil to clear it up. When my father failed to do the same, the fungus returned years later, both pinky toenails now fully infected. Without the money for the medicine and the will to again risk its side-effects, I lived with it. 11 days ago, I adopted a baking soda regimine for other reasons (cancer preventative). Today, my right pinky nail simply fell off when I was drying after my morning shower. Beneath, a new nail - a perfect nail - was found growing in. Nothing else in my diet or lifestyle has changed other than the baking soda addition to my routine. Most Americans' lifestyles and diets leave our bodies too acidic for good health. Baking soda balances the bodies Ph, creating a more alkaline system. I mix 1 teaspoon in a glass of water at bedtime. Ideally, it's recommended taken in the morning with no food or drink for 1 hour before or after; however, as I'm hypoglycemic, I have to have my Coca-Cola (others have coffee) first thing each morning, so I don't drop dead. Regardless, I've noticed a number of improvements since adopting the baking soda routine (which is terribly easy to do - quick and simple). I'm sleeping better, my skin is clearing up, and, lo and behold, my toenail fungus is obviously dead... in eleven days!!! [Insert delighted giggle here] I couldn't believe it when I discovered the old infected nail barely holding on and falling away with the first touch and a shiny new healthy nail beneath (even if it is small yet). Now, I'm watching the still-infected nail on the left, and yes, it's got a line of "disconnection" appearing. I recommend giving the baking soda a try and do so for more reasons than defeated nail fungus. Go ahead, google "baking soda" and see how much you discover. In some European country (think it was Italy or Germany), a doctor is actually curing cancer with baking soda therapy, even in serious cases where changing the bodies Ph to one more alkaline is making all other treatments (as chemo) doubly effective. Cancer cells cannot thrive or spread in an alkaline environment. And consider this - it's in your kitchen. You cook with it. You eat it. It's non-toxic, has no ill side-effects, costs almost nothing, and even whitens teeth. I can't say everyone will have the astounding all-around results I have so quickly encountered, but I'd have to encourage them to give it a shot. It's too easy to implement not to try. That's one teaspoon baking soda stirred into one glass of water, once a day, preferably in the morning (but it doesn't seem to matter), with no food or drink for an hour before or after. Good luck.

Replied by Jay Mango
(Germantown, Ohio, Usa)

Tea tree oil works best for toenail fungus.

Travel Uses

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 04/20/2013
5 out of 5 stars

It's almost summer... I take baking soda for hotel stays and spread it on the rug to cut any odors from cleaners or chlorine in nearby pools getting into the air. Take some for camping in tents or yurts ; a little bit of soda in a bowl or on a plate can soak up some of the odor from molds or musty smells.

You will also have it with you for other uses: teeth, bites, stings, scratches, cooking.


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Posted by Lisa (Dallas, Tx) on 06/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

There seems to be a lot of posts regarding ACV with Baking Soda.

My concern is worth mentioning that too much of the BS mixture can tend to mess up your electrolyte balance, if not careful. That can be bad.

I find that Tri-Salts is a much better, safer and healthier alternative to baking soda.

I've had great success using the Tri-Salts (No sodium - only Calcium carbonate/450mg, Magnesium carbonate/250mg, & Potassium bicarbonate/99 mg), and works EXTREMELY well before bedtime, especially if you suffer from acid reflux disease. I also use the unfiltered, organic ACV from the health food store. I order Tri-Salts online. My uric acid levels being "smack dab in the middle range" is actually high enough to always cause me grief. This method works well for me to get it back down. I prefer the protocol mentioned, as opposed to possibly overdoing the baking soda solution.

Replied by Amazon13
(Fresno, Ca, Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using ACV for many, many years and the health benefits of it is endless. Lisa from Dallas, TX on 06/18/2012 reply was right on the money and to that I would like to warn people that too much baking soda can make your blood pressure rise if not careful. I too now have bouts with Gout and am starting a regimen for that with the ACV and Baking Soda, but my plans are to try the Tri-Salts because this is the first of my hearing about this product!

I will be researching this before actually buying it, I'm a firm believer in researching things before I try them but it sounds promising. I was diagnosed with NAFLD last year and my doctor tole me that there was no cure or treatment for it and that many people in the USA have this disease due to eating too much fatty foods. She left it at that and soon after I left her with that prognosis because I believe that natural treatments will prevail if one persist with the treatments and I was right. I have minimum trust in Western Medicines and the doctors who prescribe them.

I'm doing much better since I left that doctor and started my own regimen to treat and maybe even, who knows, cure my NAFLD. All I can say is I started this the beginning in 2012 and now I'm no longer having the devastating pain that I was having, by the way I had gone to the emergency room of a near by hospital back in August of 2011 for this problem, that is when this condition was identified by the emergency room doctor whom instructed me to go to my primary doctor for followup, which I did.

To say the least she was lackadaisical about how to follow up with my diagnosis even though the emergency room doctor had suggested that my emergency room visit be followed up with a CAT Scan to see if there was more damage to my liver than they were able to see on the sonogram that night. My doctors indecisiveness about the CAT Scan because she felt it was too much radiation, I've never had one before in my life! She being a naturopathic doctor who was determined not to allow me to have the procedure although I specifically informed her that I wanted it, she cancelled it without even notifying me of the cancellation!

There were all kinds of signs of my NAFLD on my body, yet after seeing her for more than three years she never spotted any of the signs, considering all of the blood test that I had within the three years, I was livid about this to say the least! Now I'm in the market for a primary doctor again but this time I'm going to have to feel the connection before I decide on a doctor, because many of them no longer have the inner feelings of wanting to help and heal their patients.

Replied by Sandra
(Washington State)

I agree Lisa. And, the ACV, honey and water works well without the baking soda.

Ulcerative Colitis

2 User Reviews
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1 star (1) 

Posted by Daniel (New Plymouth, New Zealand) on 09/03/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I just tried taking baking soda for ulcerative colitis and it seemed to make things worse. I got a ph test kit and my ph seems to be alkaline most of the time anyway. as my ph came down after taking the baking soda my bowel got better. Not sure what's going on but it is very weird. what to do?

Ulcerative Colitis
Posted by Ela (Baltimore, MD) on 08/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have ulcerative colitis and typical with this disease, you are sickest in the mornings. well i was looking through the internet out of desperation and typed in natural cures for uc, and read a couple stories of people swearing that baking soda mixed with water has cured their uc. well, i tried it and it has (after 3 nights of drinking before bed) so far cut the severity of my morning sickness by about 75%! i even can't believe it. its very interesting and i'm gonna keep doing it and noting my progress.

Where to Buy: India

Posted by Kavi (Chennai, India) on 07/24/2009

where to buy baking soda in chennai? we have cooking soda available in every shop but not baking soda?????

Replied by Shanti
(Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Hi Kavi,

I am living in Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu) and we went to a pharmacist and he told us appar soda (spelling may be wrong?) is bicarb soda. I think this is what you are referring to when you say cooking soda. We went to the supermarket and I tasted some and it tasted just like normal bicarb soda, so we have been using it for a month now and it seems to be the right stuff! I haven't used it internally, but my partner and I use it every day as deoderant, skin scrub and general cleanser around the house too. Actually I would not hesitate to use it internally if I felt the urge. I just haven't felt the urge yet!

Hope this helps. :)

Replied by Kavi
(Chennai, India)

hi shanthi, u mean to say cooking soda and baking soda are same in india? how far it worked when u used?

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharastra, India)
190 posts

Hi,Shanthi and Kavi better use Sodium bi carbonate in place of baking Soda and that is available with every chemist in India, the quality is assured.

Replied by Shanti
(Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Hi Kavi and Baldev,

Yes, Appar Soda from the grocery store (not the pharmacy) seems to be the right stuff, bicarbonate of soda. I tried all the pharmacists in Tiruvannamalai and no one had Bicarb soda, but then one pharmacist told me appar soda is bicarbonate soda. Well as I said my partner and I are using it as deoderant very successfully for over a month and the last 2 days I have taken it internally too (I am not dead yet!, so think it must be alright!). Ok not such a scientific way to approach this, but if people are using it for cooking it must be ok to take internally, right? It was only rs 5 per 100 grams. Very cheap and good quality as far as I can see. I have also successfully used it to wash my hair one time and also to do other household cleaning.


Replied by Pugee
(Madurai, India)

According to a pharmacist, Aapa soda, idli soda, palakara soda and samayal soda are the same name for baking soda in Tamil; further he told, baking soda is different from baking powder.

Does any one know where i can get "Apple cidar vinegar" in Tamilnadu?

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Where to Buy: Philippines

Posted by Nobel Metal (Manila, Philippines) on 07/07/2010

Baking Soda - Please are we just buying regular 'Arm and Hammer' baking soda? And Thank you very much to all of you...

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Nobel Metal, yes the regular Arm and Hammer baking soda is what we are using.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Nobel... Yes, 'Arm and Hammer' is the correct one to use for Ted's alkalizing Remedies. I have been using it now for 4 years without any problems.

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