Most American households have at least one box of baking soda in it. Either in the back of your refrigerator or pantry, it most likely is only pulled out for baking or cleaning (yes there are many things you can clean with baking soda). But perhaps you might want to pull it out a little more often! As it turns, out baking soda is an effective cure for several common, yet uncomfortable and potentially serious ailments.
Here are some of the most common ailments you might want to use baking soda for:
Neutralize Stomach Acid: Being alkaline in nature, baking soda helps neutralize acid buildup in our stomach. If you wish to restore your pH levels or feel your body is too acidic, simply mix ½ tsp of baking soda with 1 cup of water and drink. Remember maintaining an alkaline body is essential for health. Mostly famously, Doctor (and Noble prize winner) Otto Warburg discovered cancer cells cannot survive in alkaline environments yet thrive in acidic ones.
Want to know if you are too acidic? Try mixing ¼ tsp baking soda with 8 ounces of water and drink first thing in the morning (before eating or drinking anything else). Time how long it takes you to burp… you should burp within 2 minutes.
Baking Soda for Heartburn: To relieve heartburn at home, mix ½ tsp of baking soda with 2 cups of water and drink. This is a good substitute for commercial products like Tums or Rolaids which also contain bicarbonate.
Eliminate UTI: Being alkaline it can help decrease the acidity in your urine. This acidity in your urine is what causes the pain while urinating. To help speed up the recovery of a UTI, drink (1 time per day) a glass of water with a heaping teaspoon full of baking soda. Do this on an empty stomach.
Relieve Gout Pain: Here is another example of acidity in you body causing pain. In gout, uric acid buildup causes joint pain. If you suffer from Gout, drink ½-1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a glass of water daily Find organic baking soda here
Reduce Cold and Flu Symptoms: The balancing of your pH system helps reduce acidosis in the body. In the book published in 1924, “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses”, Dr. Volney S. Cheney tells of his clinical success using baking soda to treat colds and flu.
Kidney Disease: People with poorly functioning kidneys have a hard time removing acid from their bodies. This is a condition known as metabolic acidosis. Baking Soda helps to reduce acidity.
Cancer: Research has shown that by reducing acidity and lowers one’s risk of developing cancer. In individuals with cancerous cells already present, baking soda ingestion has been shown to increase the pH of acidic tumors without interfering in the pH of healthy tissues and blood.