There’s no doubt, baking soda has a plethora of uses around the house. But, this common household ingredient is also highly beneficial for a number of health issues.
Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), or commonly known as baking soda, is a crystalline chemical substance normally found as a fine powder with salty and alkaline taste.
The first recorded use of baking soda was in ancient Egypt, where it was used as paint for writing hieroglyphs. In modern times, the first factory that produced baking soda was opened in New York in 1846 by two bakers, John Dwight and Austin Church.
Baking Soda Uses
- Baking soda is an effective antacid when combined with water.
- Baking soda and water can effectively relieve allergic reactions from poison ivy or sumac when applied on the affected area as paste.
- It can effectively remove splinters.
- The pancreas also produces bicarbonate and baking soda protects your kidneys.
How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda
Kidney disorders are normally accompanied by low bicarbonate levels. This condition is otherwise known as metabolic acidosis.
As stated by Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy, “switching a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion prior to administration of radio-contrast material seems to decrease the incidence of nephropathy.”
A recent study led by Magdi Yaqoob, Professor of Renal Medicine at the Whitechapel hospital in Royal London, was the first controlled test in a clinical setting that examined the effects of baking soda on kidneys. The study involved 134 subjects suffering from advanced kidney disease. During a period of one year, a randomly chosen group was given a tablet containing sodium bicarbonate on daily basis. At the end of the one-year study, the kidney function in these subjects declined at a rate expected with normal aging and these patients were less likely to need dialysis. Also, this group experienced 2/3 slower decline of health than the control group.
According to professor Magdi Yaqob:
‘It is wonderful.’
‘This is the first randomized controlled research of its type.’
‘This simple remedy can be very effective if used properly.’
‘This inexpensive and simple method also enhances patients’ nutritional well-fare and is capable of improving the quality of life and the clinical results that can exclude the requirement of dialysis.’