The reason why you don't want to drink baking soda and water is that it tends to shift the pH of the blood, which you don't want to do. the body works very hard to keep the blood pH steady. What you want to do is to shift the pH of the tissues.
It i snot advised. It can alter your electrolytes and make the body work harder trying to get its pH back to normal. In addition it wipes out stomach acid, which interferes with digestion and absorption of nutrients that are especially important for cancer patients.
This happened to me. I used to advocate it as a way to reduce overacidity. I thought it was great b/c it really made me feel so much better the first few times I used it. Though I got diminishing returns after that, I continued to use it anyway - I wasn't listening to my body. Little did I know that stomach issues I started having, after not having had them for so long, were due to the baking soda. What had happened was that the baking soda had reduced my natural stomach acid so severely, that candida had once again grown out of check because of the lack of stomach acid and had therefore proliferated the gut (again!). It had, as Hver said, turned into the fungal form and the hyphae were poking through the gut lining, making microscopic holes and causing leaky gut. I did realize, because I had such poor digestion now, that my stomach acid was low, so I tried using HCL at that point, but that made me feel awful - acidic and overly toxic all the time. That was due to the HCL leaking out of the gut and into my system. Also, any and all food allergies returned with a vengeance because what was supposed to stay in the gut after consumption and get processed instead ended up leaking into the system, where the body sees it as an unnatural invader, and a hystamine reaction is launched. This is when I realized I was having a bout of leaky gut, so I got some L-glutamine and Aloe juice (and btw, I think Aloe is really the bigger player here, at least for me. L-Glutamine helps for sure, but Aloe seems to be the clincher, at least for me), and used them both between meals and 1st thing in the morning, and by day 3, I was feeling sooooo much better. At the same time, I dropped using baking soda, and began taking ACV in water with meals (just a few sips) to help restore stomach acid. I did not want to take HCL at this time b/c I think it is too harsh for my gut while it is trying to heal - it IS acid after all, and ACV is a much weaker acid. On day 4, I had a big die off session where I was sitting at my computer, then all of a sudden I began to feel nauseated and dizzy. 2 minutes later I was hurling the entire contents of my stomach, and felt exhausted. After 4 hurls, I went to bed, and the next morning, I felt amazing, and my digestion was fine. I think the introduction of ACV to help restore acid, coupled with (and this is KEY) healing the gut (so the acid could stay in where it belongs) is what made all the difference. Another thing I discovered is that anything I took to try and heal candida, whether it was antifungals, vitamins, minerals, or any number of offbeat supplements we all try, were almost USELESS in the face of a leaky gut, b/c stuff needs to digest properly for it to be available for the body to use. And that, in a nutshell, is how I finally began to win the candida war. Oh, and all the feeling bad that went on for months on end? NOT die-off. Rather, it was candida toxins circulating in my system.
I've been drinking baking soda with molasses for possible bladder cancer. am wondering if there can be dangerous side effects. I'm experiencing nausea after drinking it.
Any suggestions appreciated.
I've read that as long as you drink it 1 house before food it doesn't alter stomach acid. I've been drinking half tspn in big glass of water every morning for 6 weeks. It has got rid of my Bacterial Vaginitis which I've had for a year. Antibiotics and everything else Dr prescribed didn't work. Baking soda worked in two days. Until you've had this you're wouldn't know what it's like. Awful awful. Have cut out my losec. And my HRT.
My understanding of that article is that the stomach produces acid but then when the food is moved into the small intestine, the pancrease releases secretin (rich in bicarbonate) which helps neutralize the acid.
So, I agree that you don't want the baking soda to interfere with the digestion of food that occurs in the stomach. But if you dissolve the baking soda completely in water and take it on an empty stomach, wouldn't it just pass into the small intestine and get absorbed into the blood in the early section of your small intestine - and not affect digestion or your digestive tract?
Once in your blood, wouldn't the sodium bicarbonate travel to the tissues and enter into the cells, helping to make them less acidic?
Please correct me if I am wrong. We are all trying to figure this out together.
I suspect the main danger of taking baking soda to help alkalize your system is that it might be treated as a silver bullet and other aspects of maintaining good health like a healthy diet (providing a spectrum of necessary vitamins and minerals) and exercie would be neglected.