Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has an alkaline and salty taste.
The ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate creating a paint for their hieroglyphics.
In 1846, John Dwight and Austin Church, two bakers from New York established the first factory developing baking soda.
Baking soda is used for all sorts of things, from cooking to cleaning, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and even medicinal practices.
Some of the medical uses include:
•Mixing baking soda and water creates a very effective antacid
•Baking soda elevates pH levels
•A paste made with water and baking soda will treat allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac
•Baking soda can help with the removal of splinters
•People with kidney failure that are treated with the addition of sodium bicarbonate show a decrease in the progression of the disease.
Sodium bicarbonate is essential for our health. Within our bodies, the pancreas and kidneys produce bicarbonate to protect the kidneys. When these two organs experience a decline in bicarbonate production, acid builds up and our bodies have trouble neutralizing this build-up. Cellular deterioration begins at this point and our bodies require a treatment that will remove the acid build-up and supply an increase of nutrients, oxygen and water.
How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda (and why you should)
Proper administration for those in danger of developing kidney disease includes: On the first day, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon baking soda under the tongue. The next day, mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liters of water, and drink each day for 2-3 days.
Kidney disease patients commonly suffer from low bicarbonate levels, a medical condition called metabolic acidosis.
According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy,
“Substituting a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion prior to administration of radiocontrast material seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy.”
In the UK, 3 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease with an estimated 37,800 of those patients require renal replacement therapy (involving dialysis and possibly a kidney transplant). The care required for these patients cost $45,165 (£30,000) per year.