A lot of us think baking soda as an ingredient used for cooking. Baking soda or also called sodium bicarbonate is a chemical substance that is a white solid crystalline, however it can also look like a fine powder.
It has a salty and alkaline taste. Besides being used for cooking, baking soda has other functions also, and the most important one is that it is extremely beneficial for your kidneys.
We can say that baking soda is here since forever. That the ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of baking soda for their hieroglyphics shows that sodium bicarbonate was used for many centuries. Austin Church and John Dwight are 2 bakers from New York city who established the first factory developing baking soda back in 1846.
As we said earlier, baking soda has a large range of uses. It can be used as a cleaning product, deodorant, toothpaste, hair shampoo. However, you probably did know that it can be used for medical purposes too.
A few of the medical benefits include:
- It creates a very effective antacid
- It elevates pH levels
- It treats allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac
- It helps with the removal of splinters
- It is advised for people with kidney failure because it can reduce the progression of the illness
Sodium bicarbonate is of utmost value for our health. The pancreas and kidneys produce bicarbonate within our body in order to protect the kidneys. When these organs deal with a production of bicarbonate this leads to acid build-up, which in turn makes our body to have problems neutralizing this build-up.
At this point, it begins cellular wear and tear and our body requires a treatment in order to remove the acid build-up and supply an increase of water, oxygen, and nutrients.
How To Fix Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda
Correct dose for people who are in danger of developing kidney disease:
- On the first day, you should dissolve ½ teaspoon baking soda under your tongue.
- The 2nd day, you should mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with a ½ teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liters of water, and consume this every day, for 2-3 days.
People who have kidney illness usually suffer from low bicarbonate levels, a condition called metabolic acidosis.
According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy,
“It seems that using a baking solution for saline infusion right before administration of radiocontrast material can reduce the occurrence of nephropathy.”
It is approximated that just in the UK, 3 million people experience chronic kidney illness. 37,800 of these patients need renal replacement therapy that includes dialysis and potentially a kidney transplant. This will cost the patient $45,165 (₤ 30,000) each year.
The Whitechapel Medical facility in Royal London performed a study which revealed that sodium bicarbonate can considerably slow the results of kidney illness. Magdi Yaqoob, the team leader and a Professor of Renal Medicine claims that this is just incredible.
Even though baking soda is a simple remedy, if you use it correctly, it can supply fantastic results. Out of 134 patients who had advanced kidney disease and metabolic acidosis, a small group was given a tablet made from a small amount of baking soda every day, for 1 year.
People in this group were less likely to need dialysis and they experienced a decline of the kidney function at a rate that is expected with normal aging. The results showed that people in this group had a 2/3 slower decline of health compared to the untreated group. 9% of the group who took baking soda experienced a rapid progression of kidney disease while 45% of the unattended group had a rapid progression.
According to Professor Magdi Yaqoob, the results are an evidence that sodium bicarbonate can be exceptionally beneficial for people with kidney failure. Well, as long as the dose is appropriate and under supervision.
Sodium bicarbonate avoids the inflammation of kidney because a chain reaction occurs which in turn limits the production of ammonia in the kidney.
This simple and inexpensive solution can also improve the nutritional wellness of the patients. In addition, it can improve the quality of life, hence eliminating the need for dialysis.
The research team at the Whitechapel hospital said further testing should be carried out including a placebo group. This will help identify the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate as a treatment for patients experiencing kidney failure and metabolic acidosis.
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