Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline, however, it looks like white powder and its taste is alkaline and salty.
Ancient Egyptians actually used it to create paint for their hieroglyphics.
However, it was not until 1864 when John Dwight and Austin Church, two bakers from New York, made it famous by making a factory for producing it.
So, nowadays, baking soda is used for many things- cooking, cleaning, as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and medicinal practices.
Medicinal Uses of Baking Soda
- Baking soda and water creates antacid
- It elevates the pH levels
- You can make a paste with water and soda and treat allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac
- Helps in removing splinters
- People with kidney failure can use it to decrease the progress of the disease
Sodium bicarbonate is essential for our health. The kidneys and pancreas in our bodies produce it to protect the kidneys. If these organs have a decline in it, then, the acid will build up and our bodies will have problems in neutralizing the buildup. Then, cellular deterioration will begin and our bodies will need some treatment.
How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally
This is what you would have to do if you are in danger of a kidney disease. The first day, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda under the tongue. The next day, mix 1/2 teaspoon of soda with 1/2 of salt. Put it into 1.5 liters of water and drink every day for 2-3 days.
Thus, patients that suffer from kidney diseases often suffer from low bicarbonate levels and a medical condition- 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, around 3 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease with 37, 800 of them that need replacement therapy (dialysis and a kidney transplant).
There was a study at the Whitechapel hospital in Royal London and it was the first controlled test in a clinical setting. The team of the study concluded that the sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the effects of kidney disease. The team leader, Magdi Yaqoob said:
‘This is the first randomized controlled study of its kind.’
‘A simple remedy like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), when used appropriately, can be very effective.’
Results of the Study
There were 134 patients that had advanced kidney disease and metabolic acidosis. One group that was randomly selected was given a tablet of sodium bicarbonate for one year. Eventually, the kidney function of the patients declined at a rate that is normal for aging and they were also less likely to need dialysis. This group had a 2/3 slower decline of health than the group that was not treated.
9% of the people had a rapid progression of kidney disease, and 45% of the untreated group that was untreated experienced rapid progression.
Professor Magdi Yaqoob said: ‘This study shows baking soda can be useful for people with kidney failure. That is, as long as the dose is regulated and under supervision.’
‘What happens is the inflammation of kidney is prevented by baking soda because a chemical reaction takes place limiting ammonia production in the kidney.’
‘This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients’ nutritional well-being and has the potential to improve quality of life and of course a clinical outcome that can remove the need for dialysis.’
‘Baking soda is not classed as a drug so this study has never been tried before.’
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