Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has an alkaline and salty taste.
The ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate creating a paint for their hieroglyphics.
In 1846, John Dwight and Austin Church, two bakers from New York established the first factory developing baking soda.
Baking soda is used for all sorts of things, from cooking to cleaning, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and even medicinal practices.
Sodium bicarbonate is essential for our health. Within our bodies, the pancreas and kidneys produce bicarbonate to protect the kidneys. When these two organs experience a decline in bicarbonate production, acid builds up and our bodies have trouble neutralizing this build-up. Cellular deterioration begins at this point and our bodies require a treatment that will remove the acid build-up and supply an increase of nutrients, oxygen and water.
A daily dose of sodium bicarbonate slows the decline of kidney function in some patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), reports an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology(JASN). “This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients’ nutritional status, and has the potential of translating into significant economic, quality of life, and clinical outcome benefits,” comments Magdi Yaqoob, MD (Royal London Hospital).
How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda (and why you should)
Proper administration for those in danger of developing kidney disease includes: On the first day, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon baking soda under the tongue. The next day, mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liters of water, and drink each day for 2-3 days.
Kidney disease patients commonly suffer from low bicarbonate levels, a medical condition called metabolic acidosis.
A study conducted at the Whitechapel hospital in Royal London was the first controlled test in a clinical setting. The British team at the hospital says sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the effects of kidney disease.
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- Ione de Brito-Ashurst , Mira Varagunam , Martin J. Raftery , and Muhammad M. Yaqoob. Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of CKD and Improves Nutritional Status. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2009; DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2008111205