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Baking Soda - For Your Health

Updated on November 17, 2017
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Let Jackie share with you her studies of health and how they can benefit you to a happier and healthier tomorrow!

Visiting a fellow hubber I learned someone had recommended baking soda to him for pain, that the pain may be gout. He was seeing a good result in little time, or he was pretty sure.

Well, I am wild about any natural remedies so I set off to see if indeed he may have the gout, which someone had recommended this remedy for. I found out that, yes, gout could be caused from diabetes which this friend has and that, yes, baking soda could relieve this pain!

I get so excited over things like this, don’t you? This search took me farther than I ever dreamed though and was so very interesting. I just had to share it.

Commonly used for indigestion

Use with care.  Even for indigestion you need to know what this will do to your blood pressure.
Use with care. Even for indigestion you need to know what this will do to your blood pressure. | Source

Alkaline Verses Acid in Cancer

Cancer cannot survive in alkaline.

Baking soda has been praised much and I am sure we all know many of the benefits from whitening teeth to keeping the fridge smelling fresh and probably we all have heard it is good for indigestion, maybe a few of us have tried it. Probably not more than once or twice though, we didn’t make it a part of our life did we? Would it be a good idea if we did?

I read wonders about it, indeed. The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2009; revealed a study of 134 patients with progressed kidney disease given baking soda daily significantly lowered the development of their kidney disease, with the end result of no need for dialysis. How about that!


Multiple uses - so inexpensive

Contains large levels of salt. Must be used with care.
Contains large levels of salt. Must be used with care. | Source

Baking Soda

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Cancer can't survive in an alkaline body

Also, there are interesting health benefits when you drink baking soda, which is alkaline, in water. Diseases and viruses such as colds, flu, and even heart disease and cancer will thrive in an acidic body, but cannot survive when your body is alkaline. What a huge thing to know! So you want to just start guzzling it right away, but wait up. We need all the facts before starting on anything we really know nothing about.

This had a very interesting tie to my hubs of hyperkalemia; being one of the things that can lower high potassium. It could be a life saver and it is good to know all we can to help ourselves and I will be the first to say I have been really put out by doctors, yet there is much they do know that we don’t. Even if it is like pulling teeth to learn anything from them our knowledge helps us ask the right questions and lets them know we mean business.

Perhaps if we speak to them with more knowledge we will receive better and more prompt treatment? Regardless, knowledge can and does increase our chance at better health.


Fungi for cancer?

Concentrate on keeping the alkaline up in your body to prevent cancer! Vegetables and fruits on a daily basis can help you achieve a balance necessary to keep you healthy. Maybe cancer free?
Concentrate on keeping the alkaline up in your body to prevent cancer! Vegetables and fruits on a daily basis can help you achieve a balance necessary to keep you healthy. Maybe cancer free? | Source

Alkaline Makes Healthy Tissue

Links for More Research on Baking Soda

Baking Soda for Flu and Gout?

90% of cancer patients go through treatments before looking for a natural cure..….

Using baking soda for gout should be done only after discussing with your doctor. Please read warnings at best gout remedies/bakingsoda

Understanding Alkaline

When tissues in the body are lacking in oxygen they are prone to cancer. Cancerous tissues are acidic, healthy tissues alkaline. A solution containing more H+ than OH- is said to be acid. If it contains more OH- than H+ it is said to be alkaline. As oxygen enters an acid solution it can combine with H+ ions to become water. Oxygen helps neutralize acid, while acid prevents oxygen from reaching the tissues that need it. Acidic tissues are lacking free oxygen. An alkaline solution is just the opposite; an alkaline solution can provide oxygen to the tissues.

In trying to understand this; the pH scale goes from 0 to 14, 7 being neutral. Under 7 is acid and over 7 is alkaline. Lymph, blood, and cerebral spinal fluid in our bodies are designed to be somewhat alkaline at pH of 7.4. Over this 7.4, cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 they will die as healthy cells will live. Very beneficial then is increasing the alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the drinking of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplements with alkaline minerals such as cesium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and rubidium. It has been proven though that nothing can equal to the alkalizing supremacy of sodium bicarbonate for safe and effective treatment of cancer. Baking soda. Why is this not on front pages everywhere?

Now it is not simply that astounding benefit we can look forward to from Baking Soda but possible a stopping of pain from gout. Wiping out flu or colds or very diminished when they do occur. I think this is a great discovery!

As with all things though there is many times a warning. Baking soda is salt and many people for whatever reason, high blood pressure for one, cannot tolerate it. Possibly cutting back salt as you use it and monitoring your blood pressure could allow you to try it. If taking for gout you should know that gout also raises blood pressure, so these are things to consider and discuss with your doctor. It really depends on your health and should be discussed with your healthcare provider, naturally. I would not advise you to just start this treatment without really knowing what you are doing even as exciting as it sounds.

I started out using it just brushing my teeth and getting small bits gradually with a slow increase checking my blood pressure daily.

Cancer Cure?

Easy does it

If you do decide to try this there are several measurements recommended online and differing ways to ingest it. I recommend the wrist blood pressure monitors for certain if you have blood pressure issues. Life Source is one I have used for years seeing home health nurses use them and checking them against the doctor’s offices and ones I used in stores such as Wal-Mart let me know this one was very accurate. They can be found for between $20 & $30 and last for many years if taken care of. Nothing could be more simple to use.

We learn baking soda is number one for treating cancer, or at least certain kinds and I will leave some links that go further with that. Do not be discouraged though if baking soda cannot become a part of your diet for even though they may not be as good as baking soda and not related in curing cancers; there are other things to raise alkaline or lower acid which we see here is so important for our health and feeling good. Maybe as a new diet they can even become very close and could a simple gargle of baking soda do a body good without harm? Learning is really exciting isn't it? Isn't natural always the best way to go?!

* Baking Soda has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

* All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

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    Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South

    I know it really is amazing how it can help. I enjoy it when it doesn't hurt! lol

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    Faith Reaper 16 months ago from southern USA

    Oh, good! I look forward to reading it. An idea just popped in my head LOL.

    Being I had breast cancer, I want to make my body alkaline too, and need to reread your other hub about alkaline water.

    You take care too, and that therapy is necessary, but I know not always enjoyable!

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    Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South

    Already did...found one of yours I did not know about.

    I have a new one too but just not enough energy to get it together. Maybe about mid-week.

    You take care and have a quick and easy week! I am back to therapy!!!

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    Faith Reaper 16 months ago from southern USA

    Oh, I had forgotten about the Amish stuff, but I think I remember you telling me it helped with digestion. Acid reflux is really scary. I had two bad episodes of it a long time ago after eating spicy foods late in the evening ...never again! Now I sleep elevated with a couple of pillows and have not had it in years, thankfully.

    Oh, yes, I do have to drink the tonic water with the quinine for those bad cramps in my feet. I wonder if too much quinine is good though. I would be interested in the quinine pills, but it is so easy to drink the tonic water.

    Don't worry about sharing any of mine, as I am working on a new hub and hopefully it won't be too long before I am ready to publish.

    Take care, sweet friend

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    Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South

    That's true Theresa about the salt and since I am prone to have my blood pressure go high I don't drink it (wish I could) but I do use it for my teeth and tongue ever so often to get it in my system some that way. (Don't rinse after using it last brushing.) I have to remind you though that for digestion problems I use the Amish stuff which I discovered by accident taking it for my legs that it clears up acid reflux in just a few days and does immediate good too but to have it always in check you have to remember at the first sign to use it for about a week and then you are good for a long time and if you remember to use some in between just now and then you don't have to go on the few days. I am doing that now, on about the third day cause as we get older that food is not so kind to us! lol The first night I used it I was still uncomfortable so chewed a couple of peppermint tums and it fixed me right up. Acid reflux can be some scary stuff! I use to take Nexium and it made me feel real bad like a build up in my chest so I won't take it anymore and no use to now.

    Meant to tell you about a place you can get the quinine in pill form if you didn't know about it.

    Thanks for the share and I will check see any of your I might have missed! Or just especially liked.

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    Faith Reaper 16 months ago from southern USA

    Hi Jackie,

    I stumbled upon this great hub here, and I am surprised it doesn't look like I've read it before!

    Just recently, my husband discovered using baking soda helps his indigestion, although he does take Nexium, but the baking soda works immediately. He just puts about 3/4 of a tablespoon and mixes it in a little water and drinks it, and the indigestion subsides right away.

    I have brushed my teeth with it and used it for cleaning, etc. I read just recently online that it may be too abrasive for our teeth, as I was just about to use a little bit mixed with lemon or lime juice to whiten my teeth after seeing a video, and then after further research, the American Dental Association doesn't recommend adding the juice as it is too acidic for one's teeth and makes the enamel go away, and even more so with the baking soda. However, over the years I've used baking soda by itself on my teeth and haven't had a problem.

    I didn't know about the added salt, though, and will let my husband know because we are both on blood pressure meds, but with the small amount he uses every now and then, it shouldn't be a problem.

    Informative hub! Sharing

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes indeed; but like many others I keep a trace amount in my system for better that than cobalt treatment I figure...risk there too and either do or don't so not much choice when the disease has already gotten you. I have a hub on cancer foods and I use everyone plus some.

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    Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

    I found this very interesting. I know of many benefits of baking soda but I didn't know that it could cure cancer.

    I find it interesting that alkaline over a pH 8.5 will cause cancer cells to die without hurting normal cells.

    That's a powerful statement and I'm surprised that it is not better known. Maybe it's not publicized because of the other problem that you mentioned -- That baking soda raises high blood pressure. That could be just as dangerous.

    So it's like a Catch-22 situation. As you said it has to be monitored and it should be discussed with one's doctor before starting to use baking soda.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Wouldn't it Mary? I only repeat the claims I don't make them but I will certainly keep a little in my system to hopefully prevent! You do have to watch the sodium! I have known people who use to use it as antacid and maybe they did not even know too much could run up their blood pressure.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

    I remember my daddy drinking soda and water years ago for his stomach upsets! I never knew it could be used as a remedy for other ailments!!

    I only use soda to clean, so I have learned some new things on your Hub.

    If a simple thing like soda could cure cancer, that would be a miracle!

    Voted UP, etc.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Deborah-Diane and be sure to only use it sparingly to start to see how it effect your blood pressure; etc. It did raise mine so I use it sparingly but think it really is a good thing!

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    Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

    This is excellent information and I may give it a try. Thanks!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you ajwrites; I do use the cider vinegar, not every day but just about! I know it is very good.

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    AJ 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Jackie Lynnley intriguing Hub! There is evidence that using organic apple cider vinegar daily can balance out the body's ph, too. Thanks for great information.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    MG, thanks and that really is true. There are many good things we should make a part of our diet. Lemon is another good preventative!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Irc! It was my pleasure and I am always in search of natural healers!

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    MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

    Good information. For a man suffering from cancer anything is worth a try.

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    Linda Crist 3 years ago from Central Virginia

    Jackie, I don't get to spend much time reading but I am sure glad I had time to read this. I love using non-toxic, natural remedies and baking soda is a staple in my house. However, I learned so much from your hub and now have some new ideas to try. Thank you so much for doing the research and providing so much good information. Great job!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Well I have friends who use it and pay it no mind but I use caution with anything that is not God made. Even God made is tampered with oft-times. I need to link the article here where the doctors stopped the flu epidemic. It may have more info.

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    Cathi Sutton 3 years ago

    Thanks for the caution!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

    I would go lightly to start and ask the doctor if he thinks it is OK, not knowing your sons medical history myself of course. I just use it for brushing my teeth a second time at night and don't rinse that way I get it slowly but surely in my system. Having high blood it raised my pressure when trying to just drink it down so there is always a caution, maybe less for children but as I say ask his doctor.

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    Cathi Sutton 3 years ago

    Wonderful info! I am going to try baking soda for the kid, who is prone to winter ailments!

    Thanks so much!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes B.A, I think they know too and apparently many get kick backs on this medicine or why would they care? Surely by the looks of things even doing the best we can we will still need doctors, why do they want to kill us! lol

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    B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

    There is so much truth in this article, but god forbid the pharmaceutical companies be overthrown by what we have naturally. Chemo kills more than it cures, my opinion from what I have seen in my lifetime.

    My doctor prescribed 1 tsp in water for kidney stones and the prevention of getting them only after I got severely ill from the prescription. So they do know about natural cures, and I think it has a lot to do with money.

    Great write up!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks W1totalk- There is more and I hope to find time to add it before too long.

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    W1totalk 4 years ago

    This is very thorough. Great article.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Kathryn and I do want to add that caution should always be taken even with a miracle find. I am only adding small amounts to my diet because too much sends my blood pressure up. Maybe when my body adjusts I can add more. It is too good though to just pass it by! Maybe just using it as a gargle would do the trick, I just don't know, but surely it is still being researched and we will learn more. I bought up several boxes though while it is so inexpensive. I even got free magazine subscriptions with a couple!

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    Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

    This is a very fascinating piece. I have heard of the many uses of baking soda, but not this one. Thank you for sharing your exciting find with us.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Nithya. There is more I need to add about this being used to save some lives way back when many people were dying from flu I think it was. Been awhile since I studied it but I do want to include it here.

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    Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

    Great hub, thank you for sharing this information. Never knew that baking soda had cancer curing properties.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you so much Nicole, I will add more info on this very soon. It is a real miracle.

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    Nicole S Hanson 4 years ago from Minnesota

    Very interesting! I love reading about new ways to use common items and products. Thanks for sharing, thumbs up!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Vespa, I have been trying natural remedies for several years now and there seems to be no end. We have been given so much.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    I also love natural remedies and appreciate your enthusiasm for baking soda. I realize there are contraindications for those who can't tolerate sodium, but I've always found the whole issue of alkalinizing the blood to be very interesting. This is great for future reference. Thank you!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Michelle, I am finding only a trace can do good things! Maybe moderation is the secret.

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    Wow, a simple remedy which could bring much relief. But as you rightly put, always check with your physician! Thanks for sharing! Passing this around!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you lovedoctor for reading.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes JJ and with you being so young I would think you would not have to worry about the salt content and this could be used to keep you cold and flu free. I read were people were dying from flu far back and this was discovered to stop the deaths. I try to get at least a trace of it by using once a day on my teeth and tongue. Be worth trying or experimenting with. I think we did do the New Year in email, but if not, you have a happy one too!

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    lovedoctor926 4 years ago

    I use baking soda as a teeth whitener every so often even though my teeth are naturally white. Some of the uses you listed here are new to me. thanks for sharing.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Good show.

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    Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa

    Thanks for the warning, but n0 worries - even though I was interested to hear all its other uses I'd not yet heard of, I generally don't take anything regularly - I usually just dose myself up when something goes wrong.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes, Teresa, that is exactly what it is and I have numerous boxes from buying it to get free magazines and had no idea, so I will be trying it for everything. Fridge has always been my main use for it, not personally. Now I make it my last med at night in a small dose. Please do make sure it does not have any adverse effects on you, friend. I am starting slowly since a large dose raised my blood pressure, probably from the salt which I am sensitive to.

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    Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa

    Must be similar to what we call bicarbonate of soda (also sometimes used for teeth-whitening) (that's why I think similar to baking soda) - my mom used to make a paste of bicarb and a little water to spread onto minor burns when I was a kid - took out the sting of the burn, and helped provide less chance of skin damage and scarring. Also good for reducing the pain of a blue bottle sting if you swim in the ocean a lot. Also put some in the bath to draw out sunburn. Didn't know about some of its other uses though - thanks!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks brightforyou, use with care!

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    Helen 4 years ago from Florida

    Thanks, this just reaffirms what I had been told and I keep forgetting to go get some.. guess what's on my shopping list today! :-)

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    shiningirisheyes, ain't that the truth. I bought several boxes and got a couple years free magazines to boot, absolutely free!

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    Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

    Baking soda is a multi-use product! I love it and use it for almost anything. Great write.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Deb and Happy New Year to you!

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    Deb Welch 4 years ago

    Excellent Hub. I am surprised to learn all this information about baking soda. I will try it. Thanks so much. Happy 2013!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    pstraubie, thank you, will be looking for those angels!

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    Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

    Hi Jackie

    I just cleaned my HE washer today with baking soda...and use it for so much more. This is very interesting and I am bookmarking it for future reference. thanks for sharing this...

    Sending Angels to you and yours and Happy New Year. :) ps

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    I sure didn't know before acaetnna and I am now so thrilled I do! Thank you.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you teaches, it was an eye opener for me too and I am looking into it as far as I can go.

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    acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

    I did know of the amazing properties of baking soda and it was great to visit your hub to be reminded. Thanks Jackie.

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    Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

    This is amazing. Baking Soda does some wonders. I am sharing this on Facebook because people need this. Thank you for this helpful health article. :)

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Nell, I am really excited about getting it worked into my diet soon if I can. Even just a bit has to help I would think.

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    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    Good post and very educational. Thanks for the information - all new to me! Voted up.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Genna, glad to share what I found!

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    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    Hi Jackie, who would have guessed it? they say that the most common stuff that we use is probably the best for health, so this was fascinating!

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    Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    I have always viewed baking soda as a miracle substance for cleaning, odors, etc....but never considered it as useful pain remedy. Thank you for this very helpful hub.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Kashmir, hello and thanks for reading. Pleased you liked it. Happy New Year!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    starstream, thank you, glad you caught that!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Vespa. really I was only looking into it for gout when I came across all this but I do remind everyone to take care as we should with all things, please!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Kathi, much I read is some trying to poo poo this but weighing the evidence it looks a fact and used in the 1800s when many were dying from flu! I imagine there is much we don't know. We heard years ago cancer had a cure and then all of a sudden that got swept under a rug, too much money lost for too many people. What a shame. Thanks for reading!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Eddy thank you, Happy New Year!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    William I am glad you are giving it thought!

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    Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi my friend great hub and well researched, i found all this information on baking soda very interesting. Well done !

    Vote up and more !!!

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    Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

    I send three cheers for baking soda! It has certainly been helpful to me when I need to counteract an acid stomach. I am a believer. Thanks for the details about blood pressure monitoring too.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    I had no idea that drinking baking soda would be such a life-saving remedy. My mother used to make a paste and apply it to insect stings. I use it now in my laundry since it counteracts the effect of hard water. It is a very useful product! Thank you for this information on alkalinity, too.

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    Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    That is the million dollar question, isn't it Jackie . . . why isn't this information in the headlines? Very valuable to know this. Thank you for sharing!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    unknown spy - thank you.

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    Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

    Such a useful and interesting hub Jackie;I vote up across and share all around. Have a wonderful 2013.

    Eddy.

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    William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

    Jackie,

    I never really thought about it before. Now I have. Thanks for opening my eyes!

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    heard of this before.. also, ive seen baking soda as teeth whitener :)

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    I didn't want to say that avian, but that is my thought too. Gargling, teeth, bath, all those things have to help a little and I wouldn't think be any danger. I love it too! lol I am always on the look out for thing like this. This might put much of the medical out of business of we can learn what we are doing!

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    Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

    Jackie, I love it. Using natural things, instead of chemicals are better for one's health. I'll bet it would even help a bit with those that have salt issues, to just brush one's teeth with the baking soda. Some will still be in their systems, but not enough to cause any harm.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    You are most welcome Debbie, I guarantee the tea and cider for now, and I will not recommend anything I am not sure of. I know the soda is good too but there has to be what is right for each individual according to their health and medications. Really our prescription meds are so very bad for us but we must take them until we learn something better. Sounds too like the Nexium is having the same bad side effect on you as it did me. (The chest thing!) Gaviscon is instantly better and over the counter too.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Debbie, if you are on Nexium I recommend you go off it if you still have trouble, I did because it hurt me and I am using Gaviscon and I only have a teaspoon at a time although you can have up to 4 at a time. The measurements on the soda was 1/2 teas twice a day but since we are not healthy kids and take other medicines I would not advise you to start this without talking it over with your doctor and if you have blood pressure problems you need to know this will probably raise it. I started it and went off with my blood pressure rising some but am thinking of just using it as a gargle twice a day because for flu and colds that is still beneficial without side effects until I can talk it over with my doctor in January. If you do decide to go ahead I would use even less than 1/2 tsp at a time and only drink a small amount to see how you feel in a few moments. I am searching for more on this and it is a wonderful find but has potential danger if not used wisely I fear. Please take care. Thank you.

    I use green tea daily to keep cold/flu away and have had neither in years. I use fresh apple cider mixed with my teas and they are better than Tylenol for pain. Hope you try these I know for sure and can swear by until I find out more on the soda for safety.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    jantamaya- if you will check my cancer link and there are others, you will see it is a proven fact, and what gets me about it is I am sure many went to their grave never knowing while the facts are out there. That does not mean we can be our own doctor but soda without a doubt has miracle powers.

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    Maria Janta-Cooper 4 years ago from UK

    I'm not convinced about soda. I know that eating alkaline food is important. This is what I know. ... Soda? I use it for cleaning purposes - sometimes. I'll read more about this issue. Thanks for writing this very important hub. Voted up and shared. Interesting.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Will, like everything I tried and didn't like, I should have known!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Frank, thank you, I hope everyone will talk to their doctor about seeing how their body stands on alkaline, it could be why some families stay sick all the time, that simple!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Pamela, thank you. There are so many article about cancer, you wonder how they missed something as big as this! It is good to know!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    junko- Thank you.

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    WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    It was once the best available cure for heartburn, and still is for instant relief!

    Good Hub.

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    Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

    first great idea for a hub and secondly this is so useful to know bless you Jackie :)

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Martin, you are welcome ad thank you for having a look!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    ec indeed it was.

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    This is a fascinating article and I appreciate learning this new information. I knew an acidic body wasn't good, but I have never used baking soda as a cure. You explained this whole process very clearly. Voted up and useful.

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    junko 4 years ago

    Very interesting

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    Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

    What is it baking soda doesn't do? Thank you for this addition to the list of its benefits.

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    Stanley Soman 4 years ago from New York

    I'm not sure if italics was intentional or not

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks so very much rajan, I would certainly not want to cause anyone a bad experience. I hope to have more info later.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Thanks for sharing some wonderful benefits of baking powder to health while I like the caution provided as well. Even good things need to be used in moderation and wisely.

    Voted up, useful and sharing.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Other than gargling with it Alastar, I do plan on researching it further because the first I heard of it I did like most of us will do and guzzled a glass and it did make my blood pressure go up. Not a lot but still I want to hold back and do it right until I do see my doctor in January, and I would feel awful if anyone hurt themselves on something that seems so harmless but may hold side effects as many things do. Now we all know we want alkaline bodies, maybe baking soda will help us or maybe we will have to work around it some. Time will tell...or me one. lol Soon as I know!

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

    Oh, I know your careful Jackie. You explained well the BP and stuff. Just meant best to read your links in general before ingesting baking soda:)

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    Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

    Oh, I know your careful Jackie. You explained well the BP and stuff. Just meant best to read your links in general before ingesting baking soda:)

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you, Cousin, you may want to take note of the nexium side effects. I took it years ago and it caused a horrible effect, not sure what it was but if you start feeling like you have had all you can take of it, you probably have, lol. (In chest area) I just use Gaviscon now and it works great and is the only form of magnesium I can get that doesn't hurt me. Which is important to get. Usually a full teaspoon does me though you can take 4. Sometimes twice a day though. I eat too may spices and love pizza. lol

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    I know billy, why wouldn't this hit front page and I read some of the doctors who used it for cancer and it worked. Surely scientist should be on this!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Sheila and do take care. I plan to start gargling with it and using a very small amount until I see how it effects my blood pressure since that is something I do not want to mess up, but it is amazing information I want to look farther into.