Sodium bicarbonate, often known as baking soda, is a chemical compound normally found in the form of a fine powder.
It has salted and alkaline taste and a vast array of uses, from shampoo, antiperspirant, cleaning agent, and toothpaste to medical practices.
This fine powder had been used by ancient Egyptians to create a pain for their hieroglyphics while the real factory for developing baking soda was established in 1846 by two eminent bakers from New York.
- Baking soda raises pH levels
- Paste made with baking soda and water treats allergic reactions from ivy poison
- Baking soda helps get rid of splinters
- Solution made with baking soda and water develops a powerful antacid
- Baking soda prevents the progression of kidney failure
Being produced by the pancreas in order to protect the kidneys, baking soda is crucial for our health. When these organs lack bicarbonate production, acid accumulates in our bodies, requiring a treatment to remove this acid build-up.
How To Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda (And Why You Should)?
On the first day, you should dissolve half a teaspoon of baking soda under the tongue. The following day, mix half a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liter of water. Drink this solution daily during 2 to 3 days.
According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy,
“Substituting a sodium bicarbonate service for saline infusion before administration of radiocontrast material seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy.”
Almost 3 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease in U.K alone. While only an estimate, nearly 38,000 of these patients need renal replacement therapy which costs $45,165 (₤ 30,000) every year.
The first controlled test was done at the Whitechapel hospital in Royal London, showing that baking soda can dramatically slow down the effects of kidney disease. As noted by the team leader, a Renal Medicine named Magdi Yaqoob,
“It’s fantastic. This is the first randomized controlled study of its kind. A simple solution like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), when used properly, can be really effective.”
The study involved 134 people with advanced kidney disease and a randomly selected group was given a sodium bicarbonate tablet every day for a year. This group noted a 2/3 slower decline of health when compared to the untreated group and they were less likely to need dialysis. Only 9 percent of the treated group had a fast progression compared to 45 percent of the untreated group who experienced fast progression.
According to Professor Magdi Yaqoob,
“This study shows baking soda can be helpful for people with kidney failure. That is, as long as the dose is controlled and under supervision”
“What happens is the inflammation of kidney is prevented by baking soda due to the fact that a chemical reaction happens limiting ammonia production in the kidney.”
“This inexpensive and simple method also improves patients’ nutritional well-being and has the potential to improve quality of life and obviously 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.”