8 Health Benefits of Baking Soda
1. Treat Colds and the Flu
In 1918, the Spanish flu was sweeping the country. This deadly strain of the flu ended up killing an incredible 50 to 100 million people worldwide, 3-6% of the world’s population at that time. And yet doctors eventually figured out that there was a fairly effective way to prevent the flu, or cure it in its early stages. The answer lied with baking soda.
A prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney discovered that very few people who took baking soda contracted the disease at the time, and those who did contract it had very mild attacks.
So, what’s the recommended dose if you want to use baking soda to treat a cold or flu?
Day 1: Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, every 2 hours – 6 dosages total.
Day 2: Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, every 2 hours – 4 dosages total.
Day 3: Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, once in the morning and in the evening – 2 dosages total.
Day 4+: Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, once each morning until cold is cured.
2. Eliminate Stinky Breath
Baking soda works wonders eliminating bad odors. And, that includes bad breath.
Simply mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide, to gargle.
3. Treat Bladder Infections
Bacteria love slightly acidic environments, which is why so many people get bladder infections. The environment in the bladder is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
You can effectively treat bladder infections by mixing baking soda and water, and drinking it daily until the infection is gone. Dosages vary, so you might want to start with half a teaspoon of baking soda in one cup of water.
4. Soothe Sunburns and Other Skin Irritations
Baking soda is wonderfully soothing for sunburns, bites, and other skin irritations. Simply mix baking soda with a bit of water until it forms a paste, and then dab it on the affected area. For sunburns, add plenty of baking soda to your bath water for a soothing soak.
5. Deodorize Stinky Feet
Soaking stinky feet in a bowl of baking soda and water will neutralize bacterial acid, and eliminate the stink.
6. Protect Your Tooth Enamel
Some foods, like lemon juice, eat away at your tooth enamel. To protect your enamel, mix baking soda with water and gargle several times a day. Alternatively, brushing your teeth with baking soda toothpaste will protect your enamel as well.
7. Ease a Sore Throat
Gargling with a mixture of baking soda and water can help ease your sore throat because the remedy eliminates pain-causing acids. Gargle every four hours for best results.
8. Baking soda treatment for cancer ~
Baking Soda is a powerful anti-fungal and is often used in medical facilities to treat urinary tract (fungal) infections. In 1983, an Italian oncologist dr. Tullio Simoncini began treating his cancer patients with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). What he discovered was that when the 5% sodium bicarbonate solution was washed over the tumors, within weeks the tumors disappeared. The patients with intestinal cancers – from the throat cancer to the stomach cancer and colon cancer could take it orally, but a catheter was needed to flush the tumor sites in other parts of the body.
The Tullio Simoncini treatment is explained in his book and it should not be used for more than three weeks at a time. During the first week no more than two TEAspoons of baking soda a day should be taken orally. During the second and third week no more than one TEAspoon a day of baking soda should be taken orally. For skin cancers and other external cancers, inlcuding a rectal enema, where the baking soda solution comes into direct contact with the cancer, this restrictions do not apply. Ofcourse this therapy, like any other therapy, should only be undergone under the care of a medical practitioner.
Do not use baking soda which has had aluminum added to it,buy a product which specifically states it does not include aluminum or other chemicals. Also, don’t confuse baking POWDER with baking SODA
Let me guys know if there are other uses for it. I’m sure there’s a lot more! Thanks for reading this article!
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