Baking soda has a long list of medicinal properties which relieve a number of health issues like:
- diarrhea prevention,
- drug intoxication,
- metabolic acidosis
- peptic ulcer
- has many antipruritic properties
- keeps your skin healthy and glowing
- eliminate plague and colds
- contains sodium and can prevent hyperkalemia, kidney stones and infections of the bladder.
1. Relieves Heartburn
Experts claim that a heartburn is a result of the acid buildup in the stomach, and when the acid goes up the esophagus, it causes a burning sensation or a heartburn. Baking soda can immediately relieve it.
2. Neutralize Stomach Acid
Neutralize your body’s pH quickly and easily with baking soda.
Mix a half a teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water and drink. A processed diet can lead to an acidic body, so the alkalinity of baking soda neutralizes this, re-calibrating the body’s pH.
According to Dr. Otto Warburg, cancer cells cannot thrive in an alkaline environment, instead preferring a more acidic body. This means that simply neutralizing the pH of your stomach can change your health entirely.
3. Get rid of a UTI
Bacteria thrives in an acidic environment but you can stop it from spreading by drinking baking soda water daily until the UTI passes.
Livestrong recommends mixture of a teaspoon of baking soda and a glass of water, but warns that this may not eliminate the problem entirely.
Seek medical treatment if symptoms persist.
4. Relieve Gout Pain
What’s gout? Well, gout is joint inflammation caused by uric acid buildup in your body. You can drink a sodium bicarbonate water mixture to relieve gout pain, because it prevents acid accumulation in the body.
5. Reduce Symptoms of Cold and Flu
Numerous people use baking soda to naturally treat colds and flu. Baking soda effectively destroys viruses if used in the early stages of the infection. Here is how it should be taken:
– Day 1: 6 doses of ½ tsp. baking soda mixed with cool water on every 2 hours.
– Day 2: 4 doses of the same mixture every 3 hours.
– Day 3: 2 doses of the mixture – one in the morning and one in the evening.
– Day 4: 1 dose a day until the symptoms disappear.
6. Relieve Kidney Stone Discomfort
Uric acid buildup can cause kidney stones . Drink baking soda water regularly to dissolve the stones and preven the formation of new ones.
See your doctor before you use this home remedy.
7. Improve Physical Performance
Baking soda water can improve physical performance because the alkalinity of the sodium bicarbonate reduces the levels of lactic acid produced by the muscles, thus allowing harder and longer training.
BONUS: Test for Low Stomach Acid
Check your stomach acid levels by drinking a mixture of ¼ tsp. baking soda and 8 ounces of water:
– If you burp within 5 minutes, your acid levels are probably fine.
– Do the test on an empty stomach in the morning for the most accurate results.
– Low stomach acid levels are linked to protein undernourishment, which in turn can result in illness and disease. – Low stomach acid can make blood acidic, which is a real health threat as acidic blood depletes your body, your bones, of minerals thus causing osteoporosis.
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