Sodium Bicarbonate—The Natural Wonder Drug

Sodium Bicarbonate—The Natural Wonder Drug

Sodium bicarbonate has been reported to cure headaches, colds, cancer and other ailments. That’s right, I said cancer. Dr. Mark Sircus is one of the pioneers of sodium bicarbonate therapy. He has not only done a tremendous amount of research in this area, he has actually treated his own patients with this therapy. If you want the bible on treating disease with bicarbonate of soda, get a copy of his book by that name, “Sodium Bicarbonate”.  The sodium bicarbonate used by Dr. Sircus is the same as that found in most kitchens today. You probably know it as plain old baking soda.

Dosage And How To Take Bicarbonate Soda

The best time to take bicarbonate of soda is at night (that’s because your body is most acidic at night). If your urinary pH is below 5.6, Dr. Parhatsathid Nabadalung, another proponent of sodium bicarbonate, recommends taking both sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Obviously this means that you will need to know the pH of your urine. pH measures how acidic or how alkaline a solution is. The more acidic our bodies, the more prone we are to serious disease such as cancer and heart disease.

pH can be measured by your doctor. Doctors can measure the pH of the blood, the pH of the mouth, or they can test the pH of the urine. Usually the pH of the urine is measured. However, blood pH is usually the most precise measure. The ideal blod pH is 7.365 according to Dr. Robert o. Young.

Potassium bicarbonate like sodium biarbonate, is safe and non-toxic. It is used in baking and as a buffering agent in medicine. You can get it in some drug stores or over the Internet. It is often sold by companies on the Internet who offer beer and winemaking kits. Potassium bicarbonate is used to increase the alkalinity of wine.

The usual dosage for sodium bicarbonate if you suffer from arthritis, gout or any other rheumatic diseases is 1 teaspoon mixed in an 8 ounce glass of water twice a day. As mentioned previously, try to take at least one dose before going to bed. You can take it more frequently for faster results. However, the maximum dose is 3 ½ teaspoons in a 24 hour period. Also, as I stated before, if your pH is below 5.6, you should take ½ teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate and ½ teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate mixed in an 8 ounce glass of water. Again, do this twice a day at least once at bedtime.

Whether taking baking soda alone or in combination with potassium bicarbonate, only do so for two week periods at a time. That is, take the recommended dosage for 2 weeks then take a one week break. Continue this routine until the pain completely goes away and you are cured.

I plan to continue taking baking soda the rest of my life because of its health giving effects and its ability to prevent chronic disease. I generally take 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water prior to bedtime. I do this 3-4 times a week. It is safe and a cheap form of preventative medicine. Arm and Hammer says that its baking soda is aluminum-free. If and until I learn differently, I will continue to use it as part of my therapy.

Does Sodium Bicarbonate Raise Blood Pressure?

This is one of the questions I usually get asked. The answer is no. Scientific studies show that “sodium bicarbonate as well as citrate and phosphate salts do not raise blood pressure to the same extent as do the corresponding amounts of sodium chloride (table salt)”. Studies show that sodium bicarbonate does not have any effect on blood pressure.

But what about stomach acid, doesn’t sodium bicarbonate neutralize stomach acid and therefore interferes with digestion? This is another question that often comes up. Well, while sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acid, it actually protects digestive enzymes in the stomach. Furthermore, bicarbonate is actually produced by the stomach. Finally, based on research conducted by William Beaumont and others, when taken on an empty stomach, sodium bicarbonate bypasses the “stomach acid mechanism” and passes right through to the intestinal tract where it begins to do its miraculous work.

Plain old baking is such an amazing natural compound that you should not be without it. I am moving baking soda along with magnesium chloride to the top of the list of remedies for arthritis, gout, and other rheumatic diseases. These two remedies are also key weapons against cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Don't just take my word for it. Please, I encourage you to do your own research. We must all learn to take responsibility for our own health.

What did you think of this article?

  • No trackbacks exist for this post.

  • 12/17/2009 12:44 AM Flex protex d wrote:
    Thanks for the post!The post is very much informative.Flex Protex is a good way to relieve joint pain. Arthritic patients feel a lot of pain in the joints which can be alleviated by taking Flex Protex. Being made of glucosamine, the main component responsible for relieving joint pain, this product is here to stay.
    Reply to this
  • 3/7/2010 2:40 AM eric wrote:
    A very practical and cheap kitchen therapy for most because the compound is easily found in most kitchen.
    Reply to this
  • 5/21/2010 7:30 AM JOHNRICH wrote:
    My dog is suffering from bone cancer on its right hind (at the front of the paw). Could I give him Sodium Bicarbonate and Magnesium Chloride liquid (mixed) together between meals or after meals. Thank you very much for your reply.
    Reply to this
    1. 6/13/2010 11:54 PM THE COFAH NETWORK BLOG wrote:
      I am not much of an expert on dog health, so I don't know what effect magnesium and baking soda would have on dogs. Dogs are designed to eat meat and thus probably have a lower normal pH than humans. Baking soda will raise the pH which may or may not be a good thing. I just don't know. But I can tell you this, you might want to give your dog spirulina in his food. It has worked wonders for our dogs. The problem with today's dog food is that it is made primarily from grain. Dogs are not cows. They are carnivorous. Grain kills their internal systems. That's why a lot of dog owners are starting to put their dogs on a raw meat diet. Because that's what they would eat in the wild. A good book you may want to invest in is called: Natural Pet Cures: Dog & Cat Care the Natural Way by John Heinerman. It is available on I hope this helps.
      Reply to this
  • 2/17/2011 5:02 PM Feri wrote:
    Sodium bicarbonate has been reported to cure headaches, I said cancer. Dr. Mark Sircus is one of the pioneers of sodium bicarbonate therapy. He has not only done a tremendous amount of research in this area, he has actually treated his own patients with this therapy. Get a copy of his book by that name, The sodium bicarbonate used by Dr. Sircus is the same as that found in most kitchens today. You probably know it as plain old baking soda.
    Reply to this
  • 2/26/2011 5:38 PM SoyncSemo wrote:
    hi, good site very much appreciatted
    Reply to this
  • 1/20/2014 10:53 AM Manfred wrote:
    Thank you very very much for this post. I used to be an athlete but I'm just striving to recover my health now, due partly to Ciproflox poisoning and partly to overtraining... which resulted in ruptured tendons and overall lack of energy. I will start bicarbonate now. @manfredcaraba
    Reply to this
Leave a comment

Submitted comments are subject to moderation before being displayed.


 Email (will not be published)


Your comment is 0 characters limited to 3000 characters.