I have emailed you direct, and posted on the site too, but no response. Please would you tell me the actual quantities of lemon and bicarb to mix for alkalizing / cancer cell prevention, as have followed your details, and sometimes it just doesn't stop fizzing. Also lemons can be different sizes, as can spoons. So a dosage guidance would be great. Have also heard that once you have been taking it for a while, can drop to just one drink in the am, instead of both amm and last thing at night too.
Also have been reducing my dose of propranolol 40 mg, as was prescribed for anxiety, and blood pressure going up, but am sure it was just when I was in the surgery. I am now down to less than 20 mg a day, and feel much better, and wondered whether the Apple Cider Vinegar would be good to mix too. I was recently told I was magnesium deficient, and the same person said that could have been the problem right from the begininng, as lack of magnesium can cause anxiety, palpitations, amongst hoards of other things. You comments and guidance would be most welcome. Thank you and Merry Christmas
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Griffith, Nsw, Australia
Louisville, Ky, Usa
Just joined this wonderful site, its amazing to read about natural cures. I have been taking bicarb of soda and lemon for quite a while, (for alkalizing) and didn't realize needed to have a break of 2 days or so. I now do that, but am still uncertain of the correct mix of the solution. I have been taking half of a small spoon ( coffee spoon)of bicarb with juice of half a lemon twice a day. I have tried adding the bicarb slowly till it stops fizzing, but it never seems to do that. I have also been trying to get off of beta-blockers Propranolol that my dr prescribed back in March for anxiety, & mild high bloodpressure ( I think it was just white coat syndrome) They made feel worse than I did before, am now down to less than a quarter of a tablet twice a day. I wondered whether I should take Apple Cider Vinegar as well. Any advice would be most welcome,
Thank you in advance
I have found that the only thing that alkalizes my body is aluminum free backing soda. I take about a teaspoon a day, usually at night on an empty stomach. It does work, as the ph strips confirm, but I wonder is it healthy to do this everyday? Does someone know the accurate answer to this?
EC: FYI -- Aluminum-free baking soda is a bogus product. Read the feedback here:
Van Nuys, Ca
I find the 1/2 to a full teaspoon of baking soda is the only thing that alkalizes my urine ph the next morning. Does anyone know if this much baking soda is bad for the liver, kidneys, or the body in any way?
Regarding the recommendation by Ted to consume sodium bicarbonate in order to increase the body's pH...I can't (off the top of my head) quote exact solubility constants, but free carbonate anions are likely to bind with aqueous calcium cations in the blood, forcing the body to "steal" calcium from bone in order to maintain its delicate ion balance. Perhaps this is why consumption of soda pop (which is carbonated) is associated with bone loss. People assume it is the acid in the pop, but the electrochemical potential of a redox reaction in which solid calcium donates electrons to oxygen in the presence of hydronium cations to yield water and aqueous calcium cations will be at MOST on the order of 10^-6 V, and that would be for EXTREMELY acidic blood (pH 6).
EC: Baking Soda is a key ingredient in Ted's Alkalizing Formulas! Click here to read more.
Allergy, I have a worst allergy problem than most people. But about 3 weeks ago I started to use baking soda to rinse my sinuses. I have no problem now and that is why I share this with your readers. Thanks, Olkeriil
I want to use baking soda as a remedy. I would like to know if the regular baking soda available in stores, contains aluminum?
I am hesitant to use this remedy as aluminum is so dangerous. Thank you for your replies. I appreciate your help.
The common baking soda at a grocery store Arm & Hammer has aluminum in it like coffee powders the aliminum helps it blend/mix better but not healthy. Go to a health store get aluminum free.
Baking powder is baking soda(good Ph.) PLUS a acidic compound DO NOT TAKE baking powder
Sodium Laurante is one of a hundred names for ASPIRIN.
EC: Arm & Hammer baking soda does NOT contain aluminum, according to the research from one of our contributors and Dr. Mark Sircus. Please see below posts for more information.
Exeter, Devon, Uk
Great Britian, United Kingdom
For those wondering about the aluminum content in Arm & Hammers baking soda, here's an excerpt from a recent Mark Sircus newsletter:
..."Though I have been using Bob's Red Mill sodium bicarbonate I have recently received two boxes of Arm and Hammers and I sat for quite a while admiring their boxes and all the information on them. I have been in touch directly with the company and have been reassured of its absolute purity meaning there is no aluminum in it . Arm and Hammers is as aluminum free as Bob's Red Mill, which advertizes itself specifically to be aluminum free, and in the process has convinced most people I know that Arm and Hammers has aluminum when it does not....
Alice Springs, Australia
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
Alice Springs, Australia
Taguig, Manila, Philippines
Taguig, Manila, Philippines
Bicarbonate of Soda / Sodium Bicarbonate & Aluminum
I would like to find out if anyone knows if Dr Oetker (Supercook) Bicarbonate of Soda contains aluminum. This is the stuff commonly on sale in supermarkets in the UK. I have searched online for information on this to no avail.
Ted suspects that aluminium causes skin tags. I've recently developed several skin tags and wonder if this has anything to do with me using bicarb. I'd hate to think that this gem of a remedy is causing problems, but I can't help but link the two. Thanks.
EC: Can't find info on the net about Dr Oetker's Bicarb of Soda, but here is one poster's response:
"In striving for clarity, baking SODA is (by definition) sodium bicarbonate, a chemical that is extracted from the ground. It does not contain aluminum nor is aluminum added to it in processing either by intention or through aluminum equipment.
Baking POWDER is manufactured with baking soda as an ingredient and typically includes a compound containing aluminum. Marketing baking soda as aluminum-free is simply a marketing strategy to play to consumers' confusion while charging more for it. As has been noted, no baking soda has aluminum in it.
never found any comments on the safety of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and if there was any Aluminum in it. I asked them the question and this is the response I got, I thought I'd share:
Thank you for taking the time to contact Church & Dwight Co., Inc. regarding ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda.
Your comments are important to us and provide valuable information that helps us maintain the high level of quality you have come to expect from our products and services.
Our baking soda is 100% sodium bicarbonate and does not contain aluminum.
If you have any questions or concerns in the future, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-524-1328 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm ET or visit our corporate web site at: www.churchdwight.com.
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everyone who is using a lot of baking soda, should make sure you are getting aluminum FREE baking soda. As we all know aluminum is not something we want in us. Most baking soda you get will have aluminum in it. Google "aluminum free baking soda" to find some.
EC: Actually, one of our readers already spent a good deal of time researching this topic a year ago (Read his entire email on the Where to Buy page):
Rotorua, New Zealand
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Zug, Zug, Switzerland
ATHLETES ARE TAKING A MIXTURE OF 20 MG OF BAKING SODA IN A GLASS OF COLD WATER BEFORE AN EVENT TO GIVE THEM AN ENERGY SURGE. THIS IS CALLED "SODA DOPING".THE COMBINATION OF BAKING SODA AND ACV FORMS CARBON DIOXIDE GAS, RESULTING IN A WEAKENED SOLUTION OF BOTH SUBSTANCES.
In The Valley, Ca
Trinidad West Indies, Trinidad
i gave a kidney in 2005 and the skin dehisced. the intestine protrudes and after 2 years i started having focused pain in that area i could feel it doctors can't even tell me for now. well the pain expanded from that part of the colon towards the sigmoid area and boy does that pain gyrate. so get this friend of mine sez i'm the key to a new prespective. his curiousity erked him. i became a guinea pig. through his studies he determined baking soda helps the digestive tract but to what extent. thats where i came in. my pain so chronic for the last three consecutive months. he sez take it it accordingly and see what happens. well i did and in 15 minutes all my pain was going away in 1 hour all gone. but that determined that i have an infection. now he sez if i get myself on a regime i can eradicate the vermin in due time and get back to normal. i tell you this much. bacteria can really screw you up bad. hit me up if you wanna know how im doing in the future.
Salt Lake City, Ut