Baking Soda Health Benefits

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Posted by Paula J. Schutte, Ccht (Denver, Colorado) on 08/12/2011
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Thank you for your information. I am a Colon Hydro Therapist who sees many clients with acid reflux, gout and rheumotoid arthritis. I have used your tip on baking soda, lime and lemon juice with a splash of water for a few years now and it has helped in 100% of the cases where folks stuck with it a bit. Thank you, thank you!


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Posted by Kristinad (West Valley City, Utah) on 07/10/2009
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I got a case of ring worm that seemed to appear out of no where. The area felt itchy for several days and then a patch a bit smaller than a dime appeared. It was a very classic circle with little mounded dots around the edge and red in the whole circle and it itched like crazy. I looked on your sight for a cure and tried several including the penny-in-vinegar etc. Some helped a little others made it worse.

When it first appeared I had tried plain Baking Soda which definitely calmed it down but it did not disappear. I decided to try it again with a little vaper rub like Vicks from the dollar store, to hold it in place. It worked immediately and in two days was totally gone. I was very happy!

Baking soda has worked miracles for me in many ways, including getting rid of mouth infections and a patch of eczema on my elbow that had been there for years.

It is the first thing I turn to for a sugar reaction. Just a tiny amount on the tip of my finger clears up all kinds of problems. For skin surface problems, mostly I have just made a paste of BS and water and allowed it to dry but now I have tried it with the Vicks like product and with Triple Antibiotic that works better as it holds it at the sight. I do not know what would work in the mouth, not that of course!

I believe we are all different and the differences in our natural body chemistry makes things react differently for all of us so we have to find what is right for us. I love this sight as it has so many wonderful ideas and I've had a lot of success with different cures. Thanks so much!

One more thought I have, is I feel it is important to not over do on natural remedies. When I see people saying they take something everyday after it first worked it makes me wonder. If you do it too often and too much when you do not really need it, then where are you going to get the lift you need when you have another problem. Moderation, I believe, is a wise course, but everyone is different and has to find what works for them.


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Posted by LorenP (Henderson, Nevada USA) on 06/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

For constipation and relief of muscle and knee pain, I take half a teaspoon of baking soda when I get up in the night to void. It produces results soon after getting up for the day, muscle pains are much less and after doing this for several days my knee pain is gone. There is no happiness like an empty rectum. I'm 82.

Replied by Andoy
(Boise, Id)
11/27/2011

Thanks for the tip. It worked for my constipation too.


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Posted by Robin (Walhalla, SC) on 07/11/2008
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I recently had a bad burn from a lawn mower. I put burn medicine on it, but it didn't put out the fire at all. I read a post on here about baking soda, and decided to try it. I made a thick paste out of baking soda and water and put it all over the burn. It was amazing! The fire went out of the burn IMMEDIATELY. I few days later, my son was stung by a wasp. I made the same paste and put it on his sting and it took the pain away for him. It worked on a four year old who was screaming in pain.


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Posted by Cory (West Hurley , NY) on 01/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I HAVE USED BAKING SODA FOR OVER 20 YEARS FOR NAUSEA IT WORKS EVERY TIME. IF I EAT GREASY FOODS OR JUST A STOMACH VIRUS. I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT IT..IT ALSO WORKS GREAT FOR UTI'S IT MAKES THE SHAKING ICKY FEELING GO AWAY....


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Posted by Linda (Denver, Colorado) on 04/27/2007
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Better But With Side Effects

For me and my family and friends, baking soda has cured all kinds of microbial infections, probably due to the regulation of pH balance.

For at least 12 years now I've relied on drinking baking soda in water whenever I would come down with some sort of viral or bacterial infection, whether it is a cold, flu, stomach bug, or respiratory illness. I am convinced this method can kill any kind of infection.

When the West Nile virus was prevalent here in Colorado a few years ago, I became infected with it. I was skeptical that my baking soda cure would work, but gave it a try anyway since I was so utterly miserable. But, sure enough, later that evening the symptoms started to subside and I was nearly recovered by the next day.

Every time I have used the baking soda method it has worked. And everyone I have suggested it to and tried it has had it work for them, too.

The remedy is 1/2 teaspoon in a cup of water 2 to 3 times each day, sipping throughout the day. Take it for approximately 2 to 3 days. If symptoms do not resolve by the end of the third day then perhaps it will not be helped by baking soda; I have not found this to ever be the case though. It works no matter what stage a person is in their infection. For stomach bugs I will also add 10-15 drops of grapefruit seed extract.

Being female, however, I have noticed that I will get a vaginal yeast infection shortly after a course of baking soda. Because I believe it affects the pH, I treat myself with an apple cider vinegar/garlic rinse (1/4 cup of ACV and one clove of garlic, quartered, in 1 cup of water). I've wondered if the baking soda also kills the good bacteria in the body so afterward I supplement myself with probiotics (specifically Lactobacillus GG, the only known beneficial bacteria to survive stomach acid).

I know people who take Airborne to fight off colds. I looked at the label one day when my friend showed me the bottle, and sodium bicarbonate is one of the main ingredients. Perhaps this is the reason it works.

I believe that if there is ever a severe viral outbreak, such as SARS or H5N1, then this remedy would be worth a try. It seems I've always relied on home remedies to successfully treat myself and your site just adds to my collection of simple therapies!

Replied by DrJ
(Bombay, India)
03/29/2009

Dear Linda, the reason for the genital yeast infection is because your urine become too alkaline, above 7, try taking 1/4 teaspoon instead and mix in lemon juice also it will still do the job but wont give you the infection afterward. Bicarb will not harm your good bacteria, as this is anerobic, and bicarb increases oxygen due to its base action.

Replied by Linda
(Denver, CO)
07/03/2009

Dear DrJ - I am grateful for your very specific and helpful feedback, and I'm sure it is very useful to others who wish to use the same remedy. Recently (before reading your reply) I tried cutting back on the amount of baking soda and you are right -- it does prevent getting a vaginal infection. I haven't tried it with the lemon juice, but I believe that would be a beneficial addition to my remedy and will give it a try. Thanks!

Replied by Robin
(North Carolina - @usa)
10/04/2015
1 posts

Hi, Thank you for this very encouraging post. I recently was diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea which I have learned is a viral infection for which there is no immediate cure. I've been told by doctors of medicine and dermatologist alike that I simply have to let it run its course. I am horrified as it continues to ravage my skin with angry, itchy red bumps and lesions. I have begun using coconut oil and castor and showering with Zinc soap to hasten my recovery and of course and paying better attention to my diet to support my immune systems ability to fight this horrible infection. I'm wondering if adding Baking Soda to my natural remedy regime will support and hasten my recovery. Would love the community's thoughts. Thank you so much.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
10/04/2015

Hello Robin,

You might consider Colloidal Silver. Silver kills viruses. You can get CS at health food stores or on line.

CS is merely ions of silver atoms. It is water with silver atoms in it. Ideally one cannot even taste the silver because it is in such very low concentration. I used it topically and orally. I take a few tablespoons three times daily. And if needed I apply topically. I also use the herb Echinacea for topical used and use drops in water orally to boost the immune system.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)
10/04/2015

Hi, Robin (North Carolina @usa)---

Yes, baking soda will improve the general condition. One half tsp. plus one tsp. ACV to fizz and half a small glass of water.

For your skin condition use colloidal silver on a cotton ball for half an hour at a time. It has cured mine. The doctors are right; they cannot cure it but other systems can.

Namaste, Om


Nausea

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Posted by Liz (Melbourne, Florida USA) on 04/30/2009
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I have been dealing with SEVERE nausea since starting chemo treatments for leukemia in 2005. I stopped all chemo meds in 2006 but the nausea has stuck around since then. I have tried EVERYTHING that the doctors have given me. I finally got tired of putting chemicals into my body and started searching for natural remedies. I found this website through a cancer community and it has been a GODSENT! I tried the baking soda for nausea and within 5 minutes, my nausea is almost completely gone. It would have taken Phenegren over an hour to help. Thanks SO much for this website!


Polyps

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Posted by Misty (Fullerton, California, USA) on 04/18/2009
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I have tried baking soda to alkalinize my system. This is because a recent colonoscopy resulted in minor surgery to remove a large polyp. I was told the polyp was a "pre-cancerous condition" and because of info I've gotten on the net, I decided to try 1/4 tsp baking soda in drinking water several times a day to neutralize an acidic blood condition. Apparently an acidic condition can produce cancer. To my surprise, a great deal of pain happened very quickly, in the joints and hip. I couldn't walk. It subsided when I stopped taking the baking soda and then started up again when I took it a second time. So there seems to be a link between pain and baking soda for my body (not necessarily yours). I am wondering if you know about this and can explain it, and also can recommend any alternative ways to bring the pH balance to a more alkaline state.

Replied by ZeeZee
(Tillamook, Oregon)
06/06/2009

this is just a guess, but i wonder if the joint pain is from things happening too fast. perhaps a lower dose to start. Also, diet and water filters can change body ph. I have done diet and baking soda (2tsp per gal) and joint pain is gone.


Red, Irritated Eyes

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Posted by Rob (Cape Hatteraas, NC) on 03/20/2022
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I have redness in the corner of my left eye. I have had it over a year. My eye also produces and lot of sand and grit. My left eye always feels tired even after just waking up I read about adding 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda to an 4 ounce glass of water and splashing it in my eye and drinking it. After doing this, almost immediately, my eye felt better! Can't recommend it enough:)


Restless Leg Syndrome

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Posted by Pat (Fredericksburg, VA, USA) on 08/07/2007
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I have restless legs at night sometimes. Since reading about the many cures here I have tried 1/4 tsp of baking soda in a cup of water: within 20 minutes my legs are calm and I am able to sleep. I haven't found anything else that helps; won't try pharmaceutical drugs to help, don't want any side effects. The baking soda really helps me!

Replied by Jacqui
(New Zealand)
12/27/2014

Mum always used Baking Soda, it is a very old remedy for sickly tummies etc.

Replied by Diane
(Hope Valley, England)
02/11/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from rls for 10 years. I got tired of taking more and more prescription drugs and was getting rls even with the drugs.

I was amazed when I found, after looking at this helpful site, that 1/4 Tea spoon of bicarbonate of soda made into a paste and rubbed onto my legs took the rls away immediately.

I wondered if anyone knows whether this, by changing the ph of my skin, might be harmful.


Safety

Posted by Rosemary (Az, US) on 07/26/2014

Can anyone confirm or debunk this statement for me? "Baking Soda should not be taken orally for more than 3 weeks, and after that time you should not take any baking soda for at least another 3 weeks."

http://www.ehow.com/about_6646916_ascorbic-acid-plus-sodium-bicarbonate.html

Replied by Ed2010
(Canada)
07/27/2014

There is no reason explained why ascorbic acid and baking soda mixture should not be taken more than 3 weeks.

Moreover, ascorbic acid and baking soda combines to form Sodium Ascorbate which an alkaline form of Vitamin C.

2 C6H8O6 + Na2CO3 = 2 C6H7NaO6 + H2O + CO2

(above is the chemical reaction equation)

You should understand most of these websites have authors who are paid to write. Even if he is a qualified author, still there is no explanation for why a person should not take more 3 weeks.

Good Health

Replied by Rosemary
(Az, US)
07/27/2014

Ed2010 from Canada, thank you for your reply. I was wondering because a similar warning is on the baking soda box (I believe the box says 2 weeks, actually) and there are additional statements on other sites of similar warnings/suggestions. Those websites are not as numerous as ones like this that do not mention pulsing or staying of the baking soda for the same length of time that one was using it. Although, I do recall a posting on here somewhere where Ted recommended 5 days on and 2 days off for a particular ailment. Anyhow, thanks again for your reply.

Replied by Rosemary
(AZ, US)
08/14/2014

Ed2010 Canada. I am looking for advice on a friend's Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. Vit C/Ascorbic acid seems to be a viable option for stabilizing/reversing this disease. Certainly, alkalizing would help also. Based on your previous reply to one of my questions I personally continue to take the 1/2 tsps of ascorbic acid and baking soda 2 - 3 times a day but, I have normal functioning kidneys. My concern for her would be that the baking soda would contain too much sodium for someone with stg 3 CKD. Do you think that this a viable concern? If so, what could she use in place of the baking soda with the acsorbic acid in order to help buffer and alkalize that would not contain sodium? Your knowledge and assistance is greatly appreciated.

Replied by Sita
(Ar)
02/02/2016

Hi Ed - Thanks for your great reply about how sodium ascorbate is actually a combo of ascorbic acid & baking soda (sodium bicarb). I make my own liposomal Vitamin C using sodium ascorbate (instead of ascorbic acid) & lecithin. Anyway, I wonder if I can make my own sodium ascorbate, as I have good quality baking soda & ascorbic acid. Do you know the proportions?

Thanks :)


Safety
Posted by Ron (Texas, US) on 07/20/2014

Is it safe to take baking soda daily, so long as you supplement with any vitamins or minerals that may be depleted as a result of long term usage?


Severe Indigestion and Acid Reflux

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Posted by Mark ( Queensland) on 03/05/2022
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I have been using Bi-Carb regularly for about 20 years with good to great results, I get severe indigestion and Re-flux. Drinking alcohol, water, eating basically anything whether it is meat, wheat products, sugar products, if it enters my mouth it gives me indigestion and Re-flux. I'm not a glutton, in fact I eat very little, I am a T2 diabetic so I shy away from the sweets, and I mean anything sweet, no soft drinks, I eat a little fruit and probably 1 slice of bread per month, I do eat 1 biscuit per day with coffee for lunch, but that is my lunch.

I would say my worst "habit" is potato but even that isn't as much as it used to be. 3 glasses of beer per week is usual, 1 Friday night, 1 Saturday and the same Sunday, an extra one if I'm cooking a BBQ. My problems started with a dose of "Hydrogen Cyanide" poisoning while working as a plastic fabricator. Many Doctors and Nutritionists have tried to help over the last 30 years and all have given up.

I could go on forever on things that have gone wrong with my health, 5 years ago I had a fairly severe stroke which I'm still having problems with including Dysphagia which only added to my stomach problems, BUT where here to report on the side effects of what you Americans call Baking Soda, We in Australia call Bicarbonate of Soda or Bi-Carb. To me Baking Soda is a mix of Bicarbonate of Soda and cream of Tartar, a different product, so that may need checking out. I love Bi-Carb, I have 1 teaspoon in water (since 2008 we have used distilled water) I use that 3-4 times per day (mix a 250 ml glass and drink 1/3 - 1/2 and leave the rest to have if and when I need it next.) and as I said that happens multiple times every day and sometimes at night also. I carry a small container with me at all times as the indigestion can be uncomfortable up to debilitating. I used to have a heaped teaspoon in a glass and drink the lot... I'm not sure if my stomach is improving or it's just my effort to use less, but honestly, I have never ever had a problem taking it internally or using it externally. (That's another story.)

Replied by Rhonda
(TX)
03/05/2022
34 posts

My husband had bad acid reflux and peptic ulcers later joined, a natural cure/ well what helps is Yogurt, bananas they actually help heal the lining of the stomach and the acid reflux is gone. Also decaffeinated green tea and chamomile tea.

https://www.healthline.com/health/gerd/diet-nutrition#takeaway


Skin

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Posted by Phoenix75 (Carmel, Ca, U.s.a.) on 01/14/2010

I used baking soda, as an exfoliant, on my hands and arms; it made them super soft and worked wonderfully!!


Skin
Posted by Angelclare (Valencia, California, USA) on 09/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Last night I used a zapper to zap some bacteria, viruses and hopefully parasites. I turned the zapper up to 16 v for one hour. After I removed the wrist bands my wrists were extremely itchy and burned. After 5 minutes I thought of using baking soda, so I made a paste with a little water, applied to my wrists, and the itching stopped immediately. Kudos to earthclinic!



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