Benefits of Baking Soda

College of DuPage Nursing Student Julia Lemenaite found that most of us have baking soda sitting around in a kitchen cabinet, or rotting past its expiration date in the freezer. What many of us don’t know is that this 99 cent product that is available at any grocery store, can restore our health and ultimately lengthen our lives. Don’t throw it away or just keep it around for a one time use!

One of the most popular, and beneficial uses of baking soda is for the treatment of heartburn. Since most of the foods that cause acid reflux are extremely acidic (ex. spicy and greasy foods) we need something to neutralize our blood pH to help ease indigestion. Since baking soda is one of the most alkaline food products out there, it makes for a perfect relief drink. All you need to do is dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water and drink it 2 hours after a meal! You can even jump start your mornings with this drink (even if you don’t experience indigestion) as it aids in normal digestion, and metabolism and could even help with shedding extra water weight. It is important to know that if you choose to drink this in the morning you should consume it 30 minutes before meals, since it will neutralize the stomach acid in your gut that it needed for digestion. No more Tums!

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/baking-soda-benefits-uses#section5

One of the most incredible treatments there is for baking soda, is helping aid in the reversal and prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. Even with all our medical knowledge today, no one cause is associated with cancer development, nor is there one magic cure. The use of baking soda will help heal, and stabilize natural healing dynamics in our body.

Our current treatment of cancer, that includes toxic medicine, radiation, and chemotherapy only contributes to the increased acidity in the body. “According to the ASCO, the average cancer treatment costs around $10,000-30,000 a month.” This treatment costs about $3 and in most cases is far more effective than the $350,000 treatments per year. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/07/01/oncologists-worry-about-rising-costs-of-cancer-treatment

It is important to recognize that having too much acidity in your blood contributes to most chronic illnesses and stimulates invasive tumor growth. Cancer cells flourish in an acidic environment and these regions are significantly lower in pH than other surrounding tissue. (thetruthabout cancer.com) Because of this, research shows that it is very beneficial (for even a healthy individual) to take a baking soda baths. This helps rid the body of chemicals from food, drugs, radiation exposure, without major side effects.

It is vital to note that you should not use baking soda as the magic cure-all treatment for your health ailments, nor should you abuse it. Some people who use baking soda often order pH strips to test their alkalinity so it doesn’t become too high. With proper education and instruction, and approval from your health care providers, this can be a wonderful staple in your kitchen (that doesn’t involve actual cooking!)

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