A chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline but often appears as a fine powder is called baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. It has an alkaline and salty taste and very useful for cooking, cleaning, toothpaste, being an alternative to shampoo, deodorant and other medical practices.
Here are some of the medical uses of baking soda:
1. Mixing baking soda and water creates a very effective antacid2. Baking soda elevates pH levels3. A paste made with water and baking soda will treat allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac4. Baking soda can help with the removal of splinters5. People with kidney failure that are treated with the addition of sodium bicarbonate show a decrease in the progression of the disease.
How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda (and why you should)
A study conducted at a hospital in Royal London was the first controlled test in a clinical setting. The British team says sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the effects of kidney disease.
Magdi Yaqoob, the team leader, a professor of Renal Medicine said:
‘It’s amazing.’‘This is the first randomized controlled study of its kind.’
‘A simple remedy like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), when used appropriately, can be very effective.’
Out of 134 test patients with advanced kidney disease and metabolic acidosis, a randomly selected small group was given a tablet daily, made of a small amount of sodium bicarbonate for a year. The kidney function of these patients declined at a rate that’s expected with normal aging and were less likely to require dialysis. This group had a 2/3 slower decline ofhealth than the untreated group.
9% of the group who received sodium bicarbonate had a rapid progression of kidney disease, whereas 45% of the untreated group experienced a rapid progression.
‘This study shows baking soda can be useful for people with kidney failure. That is, as long as the dose is regulated and under supervision,’ Professor Yaqoob added.
‘What happens is the inflammation of kidney is prevented by baking soda because a chemical reaction takes place limiting ammonia production in the kidney.’
‘This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients’ nutritional well-being and has the potential to improve quality of life and of course a clinical outcome that can remove the need for dialysis.’