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What happens to your kidneys when you ingest baking soda

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound with a powdery consistency and one that has a slightly salty taste and a plethora of uses. It can be used for everything from cooking, cleaning, disinfecting and taking care of your health and beauty. This compound has been used since the ancient times, but it was first manufactured in 1846 in the first factory for baking soda founded by two New York bakers.

Medical Uses

Baking soda has a number of uses for your overall health, including:

  • Raising your pH levels
  • Treating poison ivy rashes (in combination with some water)
  • Removing splinters
  • Treats acid reflux and acts as a potent antacid
  • Inhibits kidney failure progression

Our pancreas creates sodium bicarbonate to protect our kidneys, which means that this compounds has a pretty important role in our body. If these organs become deficient in sodium bicarbonate acids start accumulating in our bodies and we need to undergo a specific treatment to flush out this acid accumulation.

Naturally repairing your kidneys with the help of baking soda

You can use this miraculous ingredient to treat your kidneys completely naturally. The first day of the treatment involves consuming ½ tsp. of baking soda and letting it dissolve under your tongue. The next day combine ½ tsp of both baking soda and salt and dissolve the mixture in a liter and a half of water. Consume this mixture every day for 2-3 days.

Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy points out that studies have shown that if we administer sodium bicarbonate solution instead of saline infusion before administering radiocontrast material the incidence of nephropathy is significantly reduced.
More than 3 million people in the UK suffer from some kind of kidney problem and, though an estimate, roughly 38000 of these kidney sufferers have the need of renal replacement therapy, an expensive procedure which costs 30000 pounds on an annual basis. Royal London’s Whitechapel hospital was the first to conduct controlled tests to see the effect of sodium bicarbonate on kidney disease and the results showed it can significantly slow down the progression of the disease. Renal Medicine Professor Magdi Yaqoob, the test leader, says they’re thrilled with their discovery and the endless possibilities that open up. The first controlled study on the effect of sodium bicarbonate on kidney disease showed that this simple remedy, if used appropriately, is extremely effective.

There were 134 patients involved in the study, all with kidney disease in an advanced stage. One group was randomly picked and was given a sodium bicarbonate pill every day for one year. The group which was on the sodium bicarbonate therapy showed a 2/3 slower health decline compared to the control group and were less likely to require dialysis.

Professor Magdi Yaqoob further points out that the study revealed that baking soda can actually be quite useful for patients suffering from kidney failure given that the therapy is administered under supervision and in the appropriate doses. Baking soda actually prevents kidney inflammation on account of a chemical reaction that occurs in the body which limits the production of ammonia in the kidneys.

The therapy is cheap and simple and in addition to preventing kidney failure progression, improves the wellbeing and life quality of the patients. Furthermore, it has the potential to prevent the need for dialysis, which is ultimately our goal.

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