Baking soda is something you can find in almost every home. It is a fine powder that we use for just about everything. Baking soda or also known as sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline, but it can also appear as a fine powder.
It tastes salty and alkaline. Other than cooking benefits, it has other purposes as well, and the most important one is that it is very beneficial for your kidneys.
From the ancient age people are using baking soda. Ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of baking soda for their hieroglyphics indicates that sodium bicarbonate was used for many centuries.
Back in 1846 two bakers from New York, Austin Church and John Dwight, first established the factory developing baking soda.
Bake soda can also be used as a cleaning product, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo. Baking soda has medical benefits too.
Some of the medical benefits include:
- It creates an extremely effective antacid
- It elevates pH levels
- It treats allergic reactions from poison ivy/sumac
- It helps with the removal of splinters
- It is recommended for people with kidney failure since it can reduce the progression of the disease
For our health sodium bicarbonate is very essential. Within our body the pancreas and kidneys produce bicarbonate in order to protect the kidneys.
If these organs deal with a decline in production of bicarbonate can lead to acid build-up up, which in turn makes our body to have difficulties neutralizing this build-up.
At this stage, it begins cellular deterioration and our body needs a treatment in order to eliminate the acid build-up and supply an increase of water, oxygen, and nutrients.
How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda
Proper dose for people who are in danger of developing kidney disease:
- Dissolve ½ teaspoon baking soda under your tongue on your first day.
- Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with a ½ teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liters of water, and consume this every day, for 2-3 days, on the second day.
Those who suffer from kidney disease usually have low bicarbonate levels, a condition known as metabolic acidosis.
According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy,
“It seems that using a baking solution for saline infusion just before administration of radiocontrast material can reduce the incidence of nephropathy.”
In the UK estimate 3 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease. Among 3 million people, 37,800 of these patients need renal replacement therapy which includes dialysis and possibly a kidney transplant which will cost the patient $45,165 (£30,000) per year.
A study was conducted by the Whitechapel Hospital in Royal London which showed that sodium bicarbonate can significantly slow the effects of kidney disease. Magdi Yaqoob, The team leader and a Professor of Renal Medicine claims that this is just incredible.
If you use baking soda properly, which is just a remedy, it can provide amazing results. Out of 134 patients who had advanced kidney disease and metabolic acidosis, a small group was given a tablet made of a small amount of baking soda on a daily basis, for 1 year.
This small group were less likely to require dialysis and they experienced a decline of the kidney function at a rate that is expected with normal aging. The results showed that people in this group had a 2/3 slower decline of health compared to the untreated group.
9% of the group who took baking soda experienced a rapid progression of kidney disease while 45% of the untreated group had a rapid progression.
According to Professor Magdi Yaqoob, the results are a proof that sodium bicarbonate can be extremely beneficial for people with kidney failure. Well, as long as the dose is appropriate and under supervision.
It prevents the inflammation of kidney because a chemical reaction takes place which in turn limits the production of ammonia in the kidney.
With this simple and cheap remedy you can also improve the nutritional well-being of the patients. In addition, it can improve the quality of life, thus eliminating the need for dialysis.
The research team at the Whitechapel hospital said further testing should be conducted including a placebo group. This will help determine the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate as a treatment for patients experience kidney failure and metabolic acidosis.