Baking soda or otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate is a substance with wide range of uses as it offers plenty of benefits. This chemical compound is a white solid crystalline, which can also appear as fine powder. Furthermore, it has a salty and alkaline taste.
It is widely used in the cooking process, but as well as supplies the body with many benefits, for instance the kidneys gain great benefits from it. Likewise, it can be used as a cleaning product, toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant.
It is a traditional ingredient which the ancient Egyptians used its natural deposits for their hieroglyphics that proves the fact that baking soda has been used for centuries.
The two bakers, Austin Church and John Dwight, in 1846 established the first factory developing baking soda.
However, in this article we shall focus on the medical benefits of baking, and there are many, here are some of them:
- Increases pH levels
- Treats allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac
- Creates a highly effective antacid
- Aids in removal of splinters
- Persons suffering from kidney disease are advised to use it as it slows down the progression of the disease
Sodium bicarbonate takes great role in our body, which in fact is also naturally produced by the body. Namely, the pancreas and kidneys produce bicarbonate within our body in order to protect the kidneys.
Once the organs show decline in production of sodium bicarbonate, it can lead to acid accumulation, which hardens the work of our body to eliminate it adequately. So, when something like this happens, the cellular deterioration starts, and then our body needs a treatment so that it can eliminate the acid build-up and supply the body with water, oxygen, and nutrients.
Repair Your Kidneys Naturally By Using Baking Soda
Just follow the guideline below and protect your body from developing a kidney disease, all you need to do is to apply the proper dose of baking soda.
1st Day- dissolve half a teaspoon of baking soda under your tongue.
2nd Day – mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a teaspoon of salt into 6 cups of water. Consume this solution every day, for 2-3 days.
What is metabolic acidosis?
It is a condition of low bicarbonate levels common for persons suffering from kidney disease.
Here below are some of the statements of well-known professors, and many researches on this matter:
Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy states the following, quoting:
“It seems that using a baking solution for saline infusion just before administration of radio contrast material can reduce the incidence of nephropathy.”
In UK almost 3 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease, from which 37,800 need renal replacement therapy which involves dialysis and even a kidney transplant. It is extremely expensive treatment which will cost the patient $45,165 (£30,000) per year.
According to performed study at the Whitechapel Hospital in Royal London sodium bicarbonate can substantially reduce the effects of kidney disease.
Magdi Yaqoob, the team leader and professor of renal medicine maintains that the use of baking soda is amazing, especially if it is used adequately. For instance, a small group of patients with advanced kidney disease and metabolic acidosis were given a tablet made of a small amount of baking soda daily, for 1 year. These patients were chosen form a group of 134 patients with the same diagnosis.
The results were the following: patients who took the tablet for one year were less likely to require dialysis and their decline of the kidney function was at a rate that is normal with their age. Also these patients showed a 2/3 slower decline of health compared to the untreated group.
Rapid progression of kidney disease with the untreated group was 45% which was not the case with the group who received the treatment with baking soda, only 9% of the patients experienced rapid progression of the same disease.
Professor Magdi Yaqoob states that the results are solid proof that baking soda can be highly beneficial for people with kidney failure. Naturally, if the dose is adequate and monitored by a medical expert.
Baking soda works in the way that it prevents the occurrence of kidney inflammation because a chemical reaction happens which in turn limits the production of ammonia in the kidney.
It is really a simple and cheap remedy which can substantially improve the nutritional well-being of the patients. It improves their quality of life by eliminating the need for dialysis.
Further testing will be performed by a research team at the Whitechapel Hospital involving a placebo group. This research will determine the effectiveness of baking soda on patients with kidney failure and metabolic acidosis.