Baking Soda
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Baking Soda Health Benefits

Athletic Performance

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Posted by Skip (French Lick, Indiana) on 01/21/2010


Replied by Kay
(In The Valley, Ca)

Sooooo-is that a good thing or a bad thing? Do you feel we should or should not be combining these two substances?

Replied by Moe
(Trinidad West Indies, Trinidad)

I am 53 years old. I do some running. I tried the baking soda and it did work. I used half of a lime with one teaspoon of B.S. with about 12 ozs of water. I can run now for about 1hr 45 min. Tonight i am trying magnesium complex 2 caplets. Will tell you later on how it works. Moe

Replied by Mukhtaar

When you excercise, your body muscles produce that are responsible for making you feel tired and reducing their work rate. Baking soda removes these acids from the muscles, but you will def. feel the pain eventually.

Replied by Aunt Bea
(Ny City)

Definitely will have some stiffness and aches but be mindful of your minerals, especially magnesium, and plenty of water to reduce these. Stay limber by foam rolling and stretching everyday too!

Bacterial Infections

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Posted by Eric (San Antonio, Texas) on 03/15/2008

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.

Replied by Ezrasoma
(Ontario, Canada)

How are you doing today using the soda for your bacterial infection? Is it still working and what strength did you use for it?


Replied by Katrina
(Salt Lake City, Ut)

Eric from San you have any update how this is working for you?

I also have 1 kidney and want to make sure this is safe for it. Also anyone have any suggestions for kidney infections? Thanks....

Baking Soda and Benzene

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Posted by Nathan (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) on 02/12/2008

I read Dr. Hulda Clark's book, "The Cure For All Diseases." In it she mentions that most brands of baking soda are tainted with benzene. I know you can buy better baking soda in a health food store, but that's not an option where I live. Is it safe to mix ACV with carbonated mineral water instead? The ACV they sell here is pretty acidic, so I need something to buffer it.

EC: Excerpted from an email we received in 2006:

Replied by Methuselah
(Los Angeles)

...For sodium bicarbonate, I use the regular Arm & Hammer baking soda that you can find in any grocery store. I contacted them also, and they told me that they do not add anything to their baking soda although they do not have any chemical analysis of the soda ash (a mined mineral deposit) from which they make their baking soda by adding carbon dioxide in a solution--i.e., no additives or stabilizers. I hope that this information answers your question. Please let me know if you need more information. Have a great week and keep up the good work. Also thanks for all the help.

Replied by Beatrice
(Oakdale, USA)

I also have been reading Dr. Clark's books. In fact I am in the process of starting the parasite program, kidney and liver cleanses. I was browsing about baking soda because a natural healer told me to bathe in Epsom salt and baking soda for a joint problem (3 cups of salt and 1/2 of baking soda) for 20-30 minutes, once per week. I haven't tried it yet, but I was glad to find some information on your site. Thanks for all the info.

PS: Does anyone else have any input on Dr. Clark's research? Or has anyone actually tried the kidney and liver cleanses? I have high cholesterol and hope this will reduce it.

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
509 posts

Hello, Epsom salts is magnesium sulfate, not table salt and baking soda. I always come out an epsom salts bath feeling better & more relaxed. I don't know what table salt and baking soda does!

Replied by Milgam
(Safi, Morocco)

Cumin has helped me to get rid of many toxins, it has been used by some natural healers to detoxify liver. best

Replied by Darlene
(Denver, Colorado)

What are the exact measurments of cumin used and do you boil it in water?

Replied by Truerae
(Moberly, Mo)

I've done the Hulda Clark's regime and everything that she says turns out to be true including passing the liver flukes on the 3rd liver cleans - same happened to my daughter!

She was a blessing to the world and a thorn in the side of the conventional medical quakes who want to "cure" us with $$$pharmaceutical drugs (dangerous side effects) and surgery...

Replied by Merlyn

For cholesterol try 1tsp apple cider vinegar 1tsp honey with 8oz of warm water morning stomach empty.

Baking Soda and Potassium

Posted by Freakzilla154l (Philadelphia, Pa, Usa) on 08/24/2010

Hello all, I've been drinking baking for over 2 weeks now by itself ( I add a pinch in all water I drink), however I would like to start adding the potassium into it. However, I do not know exactly what potassium is the correct and best to use and where to buy it at? I read a lot about it on here, but there is so much info that I'm confused. So, could someone please enlighten me on which potassium to buy and where I can buy it from? Thank you so much! I'm doing this for ulcerative colitis and I feel like the baking soda works sometimes, but not all the time. I'm having a lot of mucous and gas... Any help is grateful. Thank you all!!!

Replied by Vicky
(Melbourne, Australia)

Hence the lemon juice squeezed into the bicarb solution.. provides the potassium

Baking Soda and the Pancreas

Posted by Dennis (Indianapolis, Indiana) on 01/24/2013

I had a gall bladder attack which affected my pancreas, I wanted to take baking soda to help improve my PH. Will this affect my pancreas? Thanks for help and God Bless.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Dennis... Supplementing Sodium Bicarbonate will not harm the pancreas or the gallbladder. One of the main functions of the human pancreas is to provide pancreatic juices during digestion. These pancreatic juices necessarily contain bicarbonates for a purpose. These juices are important and necessary to neutralize the chyme(food and acid from the stomach) and to create the necessary alkaline medium for proper operation of the pancreatic enzymes for main stage digestion to occur without problems in the duodenum. So supplementing with Sodium Bicarbonate or baking soda is actually beneficial to the pancreas - it restores the important bicarbonate stores in the pancreas necessary for proper digestion -- and will also benefit gall bladder problems.

For gall bladder and gallstone issues Ted also advises adjustments in diet -- no vegetable oils, no dairy, less meat and low sugar intake. Supplement a teaspoon of granulated lecithin(not the oil form) at mealtimes and also taking Ted's citric acid or lemon/lime alkalizing remedy twice a day will also benefit gall bladder problems. I would also advise taking 1000 mgs organic chanca piedra capsules 3 times a day with meals or just take the tea form three times a day. This regimen helps to reduce excess calcium and fat(mainly excess vegetable oils) in the body thereby helping to prevent gall bladder problems and which also helps to remove gallstones as well.

Baking Soda Bath for Sickness

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 03/07/2015

My six year old had a stomach virus this week. He is normally a high energy guy and was down for days. None of our usual "go-to's" for stomach viruses were seemed to knock it out. (Turmeric, charcoal, peppermint, black tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, essential oils.) Perhaps he would have been worse without these things, but I was surprised he was down for so long. I offered him a baking soda bath a couple of times, knowing it helps one of his siblings to feel better for at least a while whenever she is sick. Finally, yesterday, I told him (kindly) that he really needed to try a bath. I made him a comfortably warm bath with a cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of Epsom salt. (With the diarrhea, I didn't want to give him to much magnesium (Epsom Salt), but thought he probably needed some! ) He played in the bath for 20-30 minutes. He was perkier when he got out. He ate dinner. Today he is back to himself and even wanted to take a little hike with me.

Baking soda or epsom salt baths seem to always give at least temporary relief to acute sicknesses. Sometimes they seem to be what is needed for the patient to turn the corner. I will make a bigger effort to try that earlier in the game next time around!

~Mama to Many~

Baking Soda Cleaning Tips

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Posted by Brenda D. (California ) on 02/10/2019

Use baking soda to clean your stove top. I had bought a new stove, white and was told to keep it new in appearance and clean without scratching to clean with baking soda. Worked wonderfully, just sprinkle on and clean with water and rag. My stove looked new even years later when I sold it.

Baking Soda Mouthwash

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Posted by Clio51 (Manchester, , Uk) on 05/22/2013

Hi. Can somebody please help me I have read somewhere on this site about bicarbonate of soda with mouthwash. I can't find it now, and don't know how much to use and what to do!! As anybody seen this or do this themselves? Want to start asap.

Replied by Wendy
(Mona Ut)

I use Baking Ssoda first to brush then Apple Cider Vinegar to rinse. I put some drops of peppermint essential oil in them and my mouth stays fresh for a full day! :)

Baking Soda Poultice

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Posted by EB (England) on 01/22/2023

I am interested if anyone can educate me why baking soda burns when you make a paste and put on a sensitive area? I would have thought it is bland.

Baking Soda Teeth Abrasivity

Posted by Myway (Usa) on 01/31/2016

In an effort to stop the misinformation about the abrasive nature of baking sodanon teeth, I found the research data on the RDA (relative dental Abrasivity) for common dental toothpastes and baking soda. From this chart, it can be assumed that baking soda is greatly LESS abrasive then everyday commercial toothpastes with a rating of "7." Here is the link.... sheet.pdf

Some person on this site had stated that baking soda was abrasive to teeth......grrrrrrr. The studies are has low abrasivity!

Let me go brush my teeth.....with my baking soda, coconut oil, frankincense tooth polish - diy of course!!!!!

MyWay :D

Replied by Suzi
(Missoula, Mt)

Yes I agree about brushing. I make a paste of coconut oil, baking soda and oil of peppermint. It is absolutely the best for body and mind. Very cost effective too. My mouth is so clean. Wish I would have known way back. Unfortunately have lost many teeth that I would give just about anything to have back.

Bee Stings

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Posted by Carol (Yoakum, Texas,77995) on 08/16/2009

I have used baking soda many times for scorpion bites, for bee stings, for yellow jackets and red wasps. Apply a paste of baking soda and water. Keep applying to bite until sting is gone, usually immediate. I carry a small plastic bottle of baking soda in all vehicles for bites and stings. Thank God for this wonderful inexpensive multiple use powder! My husband and I take baking soda daily as an additional way to alkalize our bodies.

Bee Stings
Posted by Mare (Auckland, New Zealand) on 02/21/2008

My daughters were playing outside in the garden and one after the other, they both started screaming, crying and running toward the house. I couldn't understand what had happened but they both had similar red marks on their skin. I assumed they had been bitten by spiders as there was no obvious sting. I quickly applied a thick paste of Baking Soda and water and within minutes both girls were calm and happy. Praise God for Baking Soda!!

Bee Stings
Posted by Anna (Waxahachie, USA) on 10/17/2007

Whenever i get a bee sting, my mom always told me to mix baking soda and water together and put it on my bee sting. I works great! I do it all the time, and the stinger comes right out

Bladder Infection

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Posted by Joyce (Ontario ) on 02/24/2022

Bladder infection:

Do this for 1 day. 1 in the morning and 1 before bed …half teaspoon baking soda in half glass lukewarm water

infection will be gone.

Bladder Pain

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Posted by Elizabeth (Memphis, TN) on 02/08/2008

I have chronic bladder problems (Interstitial Cystitis) and am always looking for something to make it better. I drank 1/2 tsp of baking soda in some water during the worst possible bladder pain ever. In 15 minutes the pain was gone. I feel that the baking soda made the urine less acidic and that let my bladder be less irritated. Anyway, baking soda did what hundreds of dollars of meds could not do--make me feel better! Elizabeth

Replied by Deb
(Akron, Ohio)

I am so glad to read that baking soda helps IC pain......I just started suffering with this and am so glad to find a natural remedy before i have to go thru invasive tests/treatments! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try the baking soda! Will advise of results.

Replied by Bret
(Phoenix, Arizona)

You know, DMSO is approved by FDA for treatment of hemorragic cystitis. I about died when I confirmed this, as DMSO has be characterized as quackery by the medical powers that be. I don't understand why lesser forms of cystitis are not being catagorized as treatable with DMSO. My suspicion is that the hemoragic cystitis is so crippling and so evil that somebody with a heart at the FDA couldn't igonore the clinical research suggesting efficacy for this horrific illness. Cystitis has been called "autoimmune," naturally! By now many people reading this can predict that I will associate it with a virus or elusive infection.

How does DMSO work? Many, many theories but very few pertaining to viruses. It would be too simple and easy to say that DMSO best known as oxygen donor, attacks anaerobic viruses by depriving them of their anaerobic environment. This would be too easy! Too cheap!

Baking soda, I was skeptical at first about this broad range therapy. But, after reading so many,many testimonials from people not promoting themselves or selling anything, hell, I am about to write something about this cheap, simple remedy on my own research website. I will of course try it myself as I too am battling a chronic illness, a confirmed infection of the prostate.

Ted, in this regard has been benificial by taking the time a providing the chemistry to me which explains Baking soda's relationship to CO2.
More on that later. Baking soda, higher urine ph, is in fact anti viral as viruses just love slightly acidic environments. Alkaline ph actually prevents viral transcription of RNA for replication. Base pair matching cannot happen at certain ph levels. Even in cancer. Whatever we believe causes cystitis one thing is for certain, once again, higher oxygen and higher ph are god sent remedies.

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