Baking Soda Helps The Body


It is wise to stock up on baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Every home should have plenty of it on hand. This article is the first in a two-part series about the miracle of baking soda for cooking, cleaning and medicinal uses. There are multitudes of uses for it. And it is so effective in balancing the pH of the body and allowing the body to heal itself that it won’t be long before the American Medical Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Big Pharma and the powers that be will make it illegal to get baking soda without a prescription.

It is now being used as an alternative medicine for trying to prevent cancer, kidney disease, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. No wonder the pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know about it. There is no money to be made with this preventive treatment.

When the body is too acidic, it creates a perfect environment for disease. Rather than addressing the causes of cancer, the doctors choose to cut, poison and burn the body to rid it of the unwanted tumors after they start growing. What if it was as simple as raising the pH of the body to a normal level (7.4) so cancer cells have trouble getting started? And if they were already present, would they actually shrink in an oxygenated, alkaline environment? Mainstream doctors say they don’t.

Recipe For Baking Soda Water

The following alternative treatment is being used to try to keep the body alkaline and disease free. By flushing the digestive tract with soda water, it will get absorbed much faster than if you ate alkaline foods and waited for them to digest and make it to the bloodstream. Soda water is the first line of defense against acidic conditions.

Start out by taking ¼ teaspoonful of baking soda mixed in ½ cup water before bedtime then gradually raise it until you can take 1 teaspoon in a cup of water. Some people add a teaspoon of molasses to the soda water because it activates the soda faster. Continue the treatment for one to three weeks at the most, then stop the treatment.

It takes only about a week for the pH to rise to a normal level and boost the immune system so it can fight off diseases. Baking soda helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream. A pH level between 7.2 and 7.4 is ideal. If you are facing any kind of surgery, take soda water for one week before surgery to raise the pH in your body to a normal level. (Discuss this with your doctor, though, to be safe.) Some alternative practitioners claim that surgery goes much better if your pH is at 7.4.

When purchasing baking soda, make sure it does not have any additives such as aluminum in it. It will say “pure baking soda” on the label. It should be mined from all-natural deposits of mineralized sodium bicarbonate and extracted by a water process that uses no chemicals.

pH Test StripsMonitor Your Own pH

If you want to monitor your pH, you need to go to a pharmacy or health food store and get pH strips for the tongue and urine. Test your saliva and urine in the morning and again at night to see if the morning reading is more acidic because of the toxic waste dumped by the liver during the night. If you don’t want to take soda water, you can purchase sodium bicarbonate tablets that can be swallowed easily. Sodium bicarbonate tablets and digital pH meters, as well as pH test strips, can be purchased online. Digital pH meters can be purchased here.

Continue the soda water until your pH is consistently in the 7.2 to 7.4 range. Keep it there for an internal alkaline environment. If you become too alkaline (7.5 or higher), stop taking the soda water because you can get sick to your stomach and feel bloated or even throw up. Your body will tell you if you have had enough. By monitoring your pH every day, you will know if your pH is going down into the acidic range (below 5.0) then you will need to start taking the soda water remedy again.

I read an article by a woman who added a teaspoon of black strap molasses to her baking soda water to make it more palatable; it also activates the soda to form carbon dioxide gas bubbles.

The body kills off invading bacteria and viruses by automatically raising the alkalinity level. Alkalinity is vitally needed, especially when the immune system is suppressed or destroyed (from surgery or chemical toxins). The body will automatically try to raise its alkalinity level more frequently than in a healthy person to accomplish a balanced pH. If the acid level is overtaking the body, it will not be able to raise its alkalinity without help.

Alternative health people sometimes claim that cancer and other diseases cannot live in the presence of oxygen. As you are working on raising the pH of your body, you need to get oxygen into the bloodstream. Exercise, walking, yoga, meditation and deep breathing will help. It brings more oxygen into the bloodstream. They say that cancer cells and other diseases cannot survive in an alkaline environment or in the presence of oxygen. Bicarbonate is found in the blood naturally for the purpose of neutralizing acids.

ION Stabilized Oxygen
ION (stabilized Oxygen) Will Oxygenate The Blood

I talk about ION in my articles because I believe in this product 100 percent. I take 20 drops in a cup of water or juice (except lemon juice) three times a day. It floods the body with life-saving oxygen that boosts the immune system so the body can do the job of healing itself. When the bloodstream is fully oxygenated, it fights disease. Baking soda and ION together will give a person a real boost to his immune system and general health.

Eat A More Alkaline Diet

You can do an online search for the total list of foods that are alkaline verses acidic. Do a little research and start eating better. If a person is sick and wants to restore his health, his diet should consist of 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acidic foods. Once you are feeling better, you can maintain a balanced pH by eating 60 percent alkaline foods and 40 percent acidic foods.

These Are The Best Alkaline Foods To Eat

  • Beans and legumes such as lentils and (sprouts).
  • Celery, all green leafy vegetables.
  • Peas, watercress, onions, sweet potatoes, parsley.
  • Sea vegetables such as seaweed and kelp.
  • Fruits such as lemons, limes, watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, raspberry, tangerine, pineapple, seedless grapes, nectarines, persimmon, dates and figs.
  • Spices, herbs, seasonings, baking soda, sea salt, seeds and nuts especially pumpkin seeds, taro root and lotus root.

Avoid These Highly Acidic Foods

  • All meats such as pork, fish, seafood and poultry.
  • Dairy and eggs.
  • Grains and some legumes.
  • Artificial sweeteners, alcohol products, sugar, carbonated soft drinks.
  • Cigarettes and tobacco, coffee, black tea.
  • Breads made from white and wheat flour, processed foods such as pastas, pastries and cakes, and processed cereals.
  • Jams, jellies, processed maple syrup and sweetened yogurt.
  • Pickles, vinegar, processed cheese and fried foods.

–Peggy Layton

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Peggy Layton

a home economist and licensed nutritionist, holds a B.S. in Home Economics Education with a minor in Food Science and Nutrition from Brigham Young University. Peggy lives in Manti, Utah with her husband Scott. Together they have raised seven children. Peggy owns and operates two businesses: One called "The Therapy Center", where she is a licensed massage therapist and hypnotherapist, and the other an online cookbook and preparedness products business. She is nationally known for publishing a series of seven books on the subject of food storage and also lectures and teaches seminars about preparedness and using food storage products. Peggy practices what she preaches, has no debt, grows a huge garden, lives off the land, raises chickens, bottles and dehydrates food and has time left over to operate her businesses. To check out Peggy's cookbooks and self sufficiency products go to her website To get a free sample of three different storable meals that have a 15-year shelf life go here.

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  • deborah21

    So what should you eat?

    • Charlie

      ONLY, Biblical Law approved foods…See Leviticus 11 for some of those Laws… But,,,bear in mind some natural plants ARE poison … For example too much coffee ain’t good for the system… Meanwhile………………
      Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 IS salvation…

  • fredvanliew

    Eat real, unprocessed food, particularly vegetables and apples, organic or local if at all possible, along with cooked meats and fish. Vegetables are all acidic, release energy as they burn in your digestion, creating a natural alkalizing ash that allows the body to alkalize. Meat, when cooked, provides the most efficient source of protein for our Western DNA programming. When you impose alkalinity on the body with bicarbonate of soda, or coral calcium, or alkali water, you throw the body out of balance even while you may “feel good.” Short term this may have a positive effect, however long term it wrenches control from the body to adapt, making you feel good even as your body goes into further imbalance or dis-ease. On the upside, you may feel good as you get sicker!

  • Peter Barney

    Baking soda helps me, Believe me!

    • Guest

      I’ve used that formula for heartburn for year and it works almost immediately. None of my friends believe and ridicule me. Haha guess I’ll start using it on a regulat basis now. Thanks for the info.

  • FreedomFighter

    Tea Recipe:

    2 quarts Water purified
    8 Tea bags — green or what u like
    1/2 cup sugar or to taste
    1 tea spoon Baking Soda

    Add Baking Soda to water and bring to boil – turn off heat
    Add Tea Bags and let steep for 8-12 minutes (to taste)
    Add Sugar stir and chill – then enjoy
    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Charlie

    Thanks for the good low cost method of maintaining health … Many people need that info and it is very correct , I have “”Cured”” cancer using the alkaline herbs method… Medical research told the world that cancer cells cannot live in a alkaline solution , over 50 years ago ,,,but,,,the Doc’s don’t want to hear it…
    Meanwhile………………… Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 IS salvation…

  • William Edwards

    Man where did you get your info, you’ve got it all backasswards…

    • Charlie

      That backasswards method is by coffee enema………………………….

  • EthanShays

    How in the world do you consider lemons to be alkaline?????