Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36

Thread: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

  1. #1
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    14,553

    Default How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Chyrene Pendleto
    April 01, 2011

    Bicarbonate of soda, better known as baking soda or sodium bicarbonate, has numerous uses--it's a cleaning agent, antacid, fire extinguisher and more. There also are interesting health benefits when you drink baking soda, which is alkaline, in water. Viruses and diseases such as colds, flu, cancer and even heart disease thrive in an acidic body, but cannot survive when your body is alkaline. The 2009 Journal of the American Society of Nephrology revealed a study of 134 patients with advanced kidney disease. Taking baking soda daily dramatically slowed down the progression of kidney disease, resulting in no need for dialysis.

    Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_5616960_drin...da-health.html
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  2. #2
    Veteran Member mellowsong's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    6,349

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    "Create a healthy body by keeping your body's pH between 7.1 and 7.5". The body tolerates variations in pH probably less than just about anything else I can imagine. "Normal" blood pH is 7.35 to 7.45. Even minuscule changes above or below these levels result in serious illness and it doesn't take that much to kill you. Therefore, I'm really hoping this person meant urine or saliva! At the very bottom, under tips and warnings, they do talk about getting strips to test saliva or urine but this information needs to be with the article!

    Going to play devil's advocate here because, as much as I've researched this topic, I'm still not sure that is is either safe or effective in changing anything. It would take much higher doses at least 3 times a day to affect pH long enough to make a significant difference in blood pH. There are drawbacks to frequently taking sodium bicarb too. The body is amazing. Feed it right (for YOUR body) and it keeps things pretty perfectly balanced. There can be side effects too: Nausea, bloating, diarrhea and rebound hyper-acidity. Research and know how to read your body before jumping into something like this.
    Last edited by Islander; 12-16-11 at 10:12 AM.

  3. #3
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    14,553

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Appreciate your pointing that out, Mellow.
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  4. #4
    Veteran Member StephenX's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th December 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    763

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    I eat mostly fresh fruits and vegetables. My urine pH is a hair above 7. Maybe I'm doing something right

  5. #5
    Moderator Reesacat's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    7,909

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    I think the fresh fruits and veggies are the best way to keep a bit alkaline. Bicarbonate of soda is wonderful — but it is very strong and should be used for a short-term fix.
    I woke up feeling like I have been hit by a Mack Truck and started a large dose Vitamin D, Liposomal Vitamin C, and am fixing (that is proper English in the South) to take a dose of bicarb in a bit.
    Everyone goes nutz at Christmas in my area, eats sugar out the wazoo and the damp-not-quite-cold-enough-to-freeze-the-viruses climate with all the molds sets off URI and they pass it around.......sigh.............
    Last edited by Islander; 12-18-11 at 03:38 PM.

  6. #6
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    14,553

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Hey, it's cold enough here to freeze the ████ off a ████ ██████ but viruses still thrive. I think they ride around inside us nice toasty-warm humans....and jump ship to a new host!
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  7. #7
    Moderator Reesacat's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    7,909

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    I posted the doses for baking soda for colds and flu at:
    http://www.hawkeshealth.net/communit...ead.php?t=8579

    but also for this thread:
    Recommended dosages from the Arm and Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:
    During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals.

    During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals.

    During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured.
    http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/i...-soda-company/

  8. #8
    Veteran Member Katee's Avatar
    Join Date
    30th September 2007
    Location
    Big Bear, CA (tiny town in the mountains)
    Posts
    1,538

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat View Post
    Bicarbonate of soda is wonderful — but it is very strong and should be used for a short-term fix.
    Can we highlight this part? :)

    Hope you feel better soon, Reesacat.

  9. #9
    Veteran Member mellowsong's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    6,349

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Feel better quickly Reesacat. GO VITAMIN D!!!

  10. #10
    Veteran Member StephenX's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th December 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    763

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    Hey, it's cold enough here to freeze the ████ off a ████ ██████ but viruses still thrive. I think they ride around inside us nice toasty-warm humans....and jump ship to a new host!
    Gee, you can't say "balls off a brass monkey on this site? Allow me to tell y'all (good Southern term)( by the way Reesacat it's fixin', not fixing) the origin of this term. On wind driven war ships cannon balls were stacked in piles of 30 (16, then 9, then 4 with one on top). Trouble is the stacks would collapse when the boat rocked. So they were stacked on a metal plate made of iron with 16 indentions for the bottom level. These were called "ball monkeys. The iron on iron interface would rust and fuse the balls to the plate. So they started to make them out of brass. Trouble is brass contracts more than iron. So when it got really cold the brass would shrink and the balls would tumble off. Therefore it was cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!

  11. #11
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    14,553

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Oh, I've said worse than that, Stephen. I was just being cute. Getting ready for when SOPA is enacted and the 'Net truly will be censored, just like in China.

    Thanks for the historical note. I believe another expression is "colder than a witch's tit," though why hers should be colder than anyone else's has always puzzled me. Maybe you have another historical note for us?
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  12. #12
    Moderator Reesacat's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    7,909

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    TY Islander for the highlight.
    StephenX, great story about the brass balls.....you are right about the correct spelling for fixin'.......
    :::: dramatically raises hand to brow to fend off attack of the Vapours::::::
    Ah must have got a Dahmn YANKEE Spellcheck the last Apple Update!!!!

  13. #13
    Veteran Member mellowsong's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    6,349

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    I believe another expression is "colder than a witch's tit," though why hers should be colder than anyone else's has always puzzled me. Maybe you have another historical note for us?
    I actually know the answer to this one...it comes from an old saying "colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra

  14. #14
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    14,553

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Quote Originally Posted by mellowsong View Post
    I actually know the answer to this one...it comes from an old saying "colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra
    LOL @ Mellow!
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  15. #15
    Veteran Member StephenX's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th December 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    763

    Default Re: How to Drink Bicarbonate of Soda for Health

    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat View Post
    TY Islander for the highlight.
    StephenX, great story about the brass balls.....you are right about the correct spelling for fixin'.......
    :::: dramatically raises hand to brow to fend off attack of the Vapours::::::
    Ah must have got a Dahmn YANKEE Spellcheck the last Apple Update!!!!
    Watch out about that "dahmn Yankee" stuff. In June of 1863 West Virginia seceded from Virginia and became a Yankee state. Oh, the humanity!!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history
    By mellowsong in forum Unsafe Ingredients , Food Additives, Toxins
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-14-11, 01:31 PM
  2. A Drink a Day May Keep Dementia Away
    By Islander in forum Alzheimer's Disease
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-24-11, 05:38 PM
  3. NYC Health Anti-Soda Ad
    By Islander in forum Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Suggestions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-09-10, 08:04 PM
  4. Not a drop to drink
    By Islander in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-07-10, 08:56 PM
  5. Diet Soda Linked to Higher Health Risks
    By Islander in forum Diabetes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-13-09, 05:37 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
<<<<<<<< Your Customized Value <<<<<<<<