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Baking Soda
03-26-2013, 07:15 PM
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Baking Soda
Meats, fish, dairy products, most grains, sugars, alcohol and caffeinated drinks contribute to an acidic body condition. The body compensates by retaining alkaline salts in the bloodstream at the increase of tissue acidity. The body can only tolerate a small imbalance in blood pH and will rob alkaline components from other places including alkaline reserves to restore proper pH. This can result in heartburn, digestive distress, stomach upset, fatigue and other symptoms. Simple, inexpensive kitchen baking soda can fix this. One way to keep the body alkalized is to take a half to one teaspoon of baking soda in water per day.

*Author: Victoria in NY
Thanks Marilyn! I haven't tested my Ph in a while, but try to eat lots of foods that promote alkalinity in the body (raw veggies). I have a big salad with every meal, tsp of buffered C am and pm and sodium bicarbonate throughout the day in the form of Alka Seltzer Gold tablets. These tablets are easy to carry around and only contain sodium bicarbonate and possasium bicarbonate. What is your protocol for taking the baking soda orally? How much should one take (if not having it intravenously)? Thanks!

*Author: George
Baking Soda is good to kill candida. I am tired of reading many candida websites which state candida love alkaline ph. Nothing can be more wrong than this. People make mistake because there are a lot of wrong claims about this. Bacterias can not survive in a very acid ph. Fungus can not survive in a alkaline ph. Believe it or not, taking a PPI or any other stomach acid neutralizer allow probiotics survive the stomach acid and get the intestine alive. So, it makes sanse to alkalinaze the stomach when taking probiotics.

*Author: Marilyn in Sidney
Hi Victoria, actually I am not yet doing the baking soda. I did not realize that it was an antifungal until recently. One of my questions about the whole thing, is that I understood different parts of the digestive system had different pHs... and wouldn't that mean that Candida could only survive in certain sections?

Then I started to wonder why saltwater fish can get cancer if alkalinity is the main determining factor...

Years ago, when I was dealing with chronic bladder infections, I remember trying to get rid of them with sodium bicarbonate and I do not recall experiencing any kind of die off reactions. Unfortunately, for me it did not work for the bladder infections either. Plus it made me retain fluid, all that salt. So right now I am still reading about it. Alka-Seltzer Gold is really good for environmental reactions I understand re allergic reactions. I should get some just to see how I react to it.

4. Getting extra buffering support by taking sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), which is integral to the body's natural buffering system. A half-hour before breakfast and an hour and a half after dinner, add ½ teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate to purified water and drink it. (If tingling in the arms, legs, or lips; bloating; gassiness; or anxiety are experienced, discontinue use and drink something acidic like black coffee or tea, or the juice of half a lemon in water

Right now I am still experimenting with Braggs Apple cider vinegar, which I tend to react well to, although again, I do not notice die off. I have read that baking soda is good for endotoxin absorption... trying to find the link

*Author: Kelly
Marilyn or anyone - could you please explain why everyone is using both alkaline (baking soda) AND acidic treatments (apple cider vinegar) to treat for yeast? I find this very confusing, and am having trouble when searching for info to find out why. Tove mentioned to use sauerkraut (acidic), and I know that Justin used both baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Still learning................

*Author: Tom
Kelly, think of blood PH, what effects it and how. The stomach is very acid but when food moves into the small intestine it becomes more alkaline and this food ash is what effects body PH, some foods produce acid ash and some alkaline and some acid foods can produce an alkaline ash. The PH becomes more acid again as food moves into the large intestine.
Here is some good info.

*Author: George
Don't get it wrong. Ok, Fungus can't survive in an alkaline ph. They like acid ph. Bacterias can't survive in an acid ph. Alkaline enviroments are good for them. What happen is a very acid ph is hostile even for fungus but it kills your benefical bacterias. Using baking soda insted isn't going to kill friendly flora. One of the best if not the best antifungal so far is boric acid but you can't drink it and if you use it as a topic solution, is going to kill bacterias and fungus. The idea isn't to kill friendly bacteria. You are doing nothing if you use Garlic, Pau d Arco, Oregano Oil, Caprilic Acid, Black Walnut, Goldenseal, Colloidal Silver, etc because all of them are natural antibiotics and antifungal so they are killing your friendly flora. It is good idea to take some PPI or any other acid neutralizer when you are taking probiotics. Limiting the stomach acid action is a good way to protect probiotics and allow them to get the colon alive. I hope this help you.

*Author: George
By the way, you can't drink baking soda for long time. If you are planning on drinking it, you should be advice from your Dr. It isn't good idea to change the body's ph.

*Author: Kelly
Thanks to both of you for the info and link. I also looked up a site on apple cider vinegar and found out that the way it's made (fermented without yeast) also makes a difference in how a person with yeast problems responds to it. I've been using a a parasite cleanse:
that contains a proprietary blend of many ingredients: pau d'arco, rosemary, thyme,undecylenic acid, black walnut, quassia, wormwood, bismuth citrate, caprylic acid, cape aloe gel, garlic, clove, grapefruit seed and rind, pumpkin, pippali, marshmallow root, and orange peel. I have no idea why this seems to be working so well for me, but it is (as long as I keep my sugars low). Since my symptoms come back when I eat more carbs, I decided I wanted to try something different, and I'd also read here and online that switching your antifungals or antifungal remedies was a good thing. So, I decided to try silver and I also used about a teaspoon a day of baking soda. By the fourth day, my right kidney was in pain, I had bloating and gas and sharp pains in my stomach, and experienced reflux when drinking water in the morning (weird feeling - like the water was backing up into my esophagus volcano style). I was experiencing more vaginal symptoms too. I decided regardless of whatever was causing these (die-off or my bodies reaction to the treatments), I needed to quit. I went back to the paramax, and felt great in a day and a half.
I haven't been using any probiotics since november, when I was gulping them down by the handful and (I think) ended up with a bacteria overgrowth in my small intestine because of it.
Although I like stir-fry's a lot, they can get a little boring after a while, so I'd like to eventually move into more daring territory - you know, like, perhaps a few potatoes and/or corn chips with cheese without struggling! I suppose I just need to keep working at it. At any rate, silver and baking soda didn't seem to work for me!
So, maybe I'll try sauerkraut and apple cider vinegar!

*Author: Niles
If you're having digestive problems as a result of candida , it's possible that your stomach isn't producing sufficient hydrochloric acid. By taking baking soda you may be exacerbating the problem as baking soda will help neutralize stomach acid. However, if your body is producing too much stomach acid, BS might help you. I think for most of us with candida problems, fatigue, etc., low acid is more likely the problem.

*Author: Marilyn in Sidney
Actually, the way I understand things, the more alkaline you are, the better are at producing HCl... we produce up to 2 quarts of HCl a day. I think this website explains some of the feedback... our stomachs also produce sodium bicarbonate anyway... I think this is why I have had such low production of HCl... my pH was around 5.7, really bad. I think from heavy metal poisoning, which causes you to become very acidic. It was definitely not my diet. I think it was alkaline mineral displacement from heavy metal poisoning...

*Author: Kelly
That makes more sense to me with my situation too - since I just had spent four days taking silver. At any rate, when you mix an acid with a base you get lava (remember your grade school volcano project?) and that's exactly what seemed to be happening to me when I added water to my tummy in the morning after taking baking soda earlier the evening before. I also just had a mercury amalgam removed about 3 weeks ago. I think I need to stay away from metals as a treatment for now - but I'm happy they work for so many others.

*Author: Marilyn in Sidney
Colloidal Silver seems to make me sick as a dog. I cannot figure out whether it is because it is killing pathogenic bacteria or if I am allergic to silver. I had something done called a Clifford Reactivity Test, a blood test that tells you what your immune system doesn't like and silver was one of the metals that was identified. Also EAV testing showed silver was problematical, so for me I am very wary of it. Even though my Dr., Dr. Lyn says that silver is a nutrient element, I still won't trust it. I think it is still a heavy metal, and once you have a problem with one metal, it can make you sensitive to others. For instance, I am also sensitive to cobalt, which is B12... cobalamin

*Author: Kelly
Interesting. All I know is that my body seemed to be rejecting it big time. I may have had a type of silver that wasn't pure enough, or perhaps I was taking too much - but when I started it, I immediately had kidney pain until I quit taking it.
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