Health Benefits of Baking Soda

by Howard Jamison on December 14, 2009

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I recently acquired this amazing booklet: A Friend in Need – Facts worth knowing about Arm & Hammer Baking Soda as a proven medicinal agent. (copyright 1922!!)

Here are some excerpts from the publication:

“The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda as a therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following voluntary testimony of Edward R. Hays, M.D., in his letter to the Church & Dwight Company (Owner):

“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘Flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely any one who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks. I have since that time treated all cases of ‘Cold,’ Influenza and LaGrippe by first giving generous doses of Bicarbonate of Soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated.

Further, within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of Bicarbonate of Soda as a preventive for “Colds,” with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took “Soda” were not affected, while nearly every one around them had the “Flu.”

Baking Soda Treatment For Colds and Flu

Recommended dosages from the Arm and Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1922 were:

During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals.

During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals.

During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured.

In addition to the above a hot Soda Bath is very beneficial. Use half pound to one pound of Bicarbonate of Soda in as hot a bath as can be borne. Remain immersed in the water for about fifteen minutes. It is important to go to bed at once after this bath in order to avoid exposure.

A bath taken in this way causes the Alkali to penetrate the system and is a material aid to the human system in throwing off the germs of Grippe (flu).

On another page, an additional health tip:

“In continuous hyperacidity and in fermentative conditions a dose an hour before meals will tend to prepare the stomach for the next meal; or sometimes a dose will be necessary immediately after eating, because of abnormal acid or base having been present at the commencement of the meal. (For the average person one-half hour after meals is recommended).

“A dose at bedtime tends to check the early morning acidity, or a dose on arising cleans the stomach of acid and mucus before breakfast.”

Whenever taking a bicarbonate solution internally the soda should be dissolved in cold water.

Dr. Hays also stated:

“Besides doing good in respiratory affections, bicarbonate of soda is of inestimable value in the treatment of Alimentary Intoxication, Pyelitis (inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney), Hyper-Acidity of Urine, Uric Acid disturbances, Rheumatism and Burns. An occasional three-day course of Bicarbonate of Soda increases the alkalinity of the blood, assists elimination and increases the resisting power of the body to all Infectious Diseases.”

Isn’t this amazing! In 1922, people knew about a simple inexpensive way to avoid colds and flu and yet this information is not widely known now. Try it – use baking soda to be more alkaline and avoid getting colds or the flu – it works.

Alkaline Lifestyle

Review my other post on the importance of balancing your body pH:
use-baking-soda-for-better-health

Sodium Bicarbonate is inorganic, very alkaline and like other mineral type substances supports an extensive list of biological functions. It is fundamental to life and health.

Sodium Bicarbonate Can Heal Cancer

Sodium bicarbonate is probably one of the most useful substances in the world; no wonder the pharmaceutical companies don’t want doctors or anyone else to know much about it. It is essential when treating cancer, kidney and other diseases.

We do not have to fear bicarbonate intake. And in fact, people who live in areas of the world with high amounts of bicarbonate in their drinking waters have a striking decreased mortality rate and a decreased prevalence of disease. Sodium bicarbonate, though often used as a medicine, is unlike pharmaceutical compounds. It is a natural non-toxic substance that does not require clinical trials for an assessment of toxicity. Spring waters contain bicarbonate ions which are coupled mainly with sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium ions.

A deficiency of bicarbonate ions in the body contributes to a range of chronic diseases and medical conditions.

Sodium bicarbonate helps to save countless lives every day including cancer victims. Get your eBook copy today:Sodium Bicarbonate – Full Medical Review

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This eBook is full of contributions from universities, hospitals and clinicians who have for decades been researching and using sodium bicarbonate for many medical applications.

Take the actions necessary now to avoid chronic diseases.



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Importance of pH and Baking Soda
February 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

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malcolm December 30, 2011 at 7:13 am

Hello. Would just like to say thanks for the information provided on sodium bicarbonate. Consuming sodium bicarbonate every day has changed my life and it is because of souls like yourself sharing wisdom like you do that people are waking up and taking their health in their own hands before just taking a doctors word for it. Like bicarbonate Asprin is also very under estimated in the health stakes. When combined the two fight off almost every health ailment. Information not freely given by family gps. It truly is profit over patient when it comes to the pill pushers who work for big pharma. Wishing you all the best and thanks again and God bless……….Malcolm

Fran February 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Make sure the baking soda does not have aluminum. I heard that arm and hammer does contain it. It should say on the container that it does not contain aluminum. I believe in it’s healing properties. REMEMBER when using it for curing cancer, do not consume any processed sugar!! Sugar feeds the fungus (cancer)!

Howard Jamison February 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

I have researched the Arm & Hammer issue and aluminum. They claim there is no aluminum so I think it is just the competition trying to make the public think so.

rickey jenkins February 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

The body is organic designed to consume organics. All thats natural. You don’t pour oil in drinking water, stick to the higher design.

Steve February 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

As for Fran saying “do not take sugar when you have cancer,”?

The thing I’m reading a lot about now is that people are mixing Baking Soda with honey, maple syrup or any other natural (organic, preferably) sugary substance you like together and drinking them. Some like cooking them lightly for 5 minutes over low heat. They say the cancer goes after the sugar but it also has the Baking Soda mixed in with it and this kills the cancer!

Somewhat like a “Trojan Horse” affect. So they actually work together if mixed correctly. Look into it! :-)

Howard, yeah, I think people are mistaking Baking Soda for Baking POWDER (which many brands do put aluminum in theirs). Baking Powder is usually the one with aluminum, so make sure to look for Baking Powder that says on the front “Aluminum-Free” … like RUMFORD brand Baking Powder.

Baking Powder is different from Baking SODA, people. Look it up! :-)

I also agree with you on the competition tactic that Bobs Red Mill is using for their Baking Soda; I thought this myself when I first figured it out. lol :-)

john February 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

hi, my friend had been suffering from gout. Went to the doctor,
tried 3 different types of meds. Nothing the doctor gave him
worked. He had suffered for 3 months. One day an older
gentleman came in his shop and saw him limping around.
when he told him it was gout and he had tried all the different
prescribed meds, The man told him to take two teaspoons of
baking soda in an 8 ounce glass of warm water. He took it
for two days and miracles of miracles it worked!!
Gout gone in two days.

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