Surprising Baking Soda Antidotes for Your Health
Urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs) are infections that inhibit the flow of urine through the urethra. This condition, while common, is a serious one that can cause severe damage to the body and its essential systems. Urinary tract infections specifically affect the urinary tract and urethra, usually due to a bacterial infection that impedes the normal flow of urine, increases the pH of the blood and urine in the bladder and kidneys, and causes bacteria and microbes to adhere to the walls of the ureters and urethra. When this infection takes hold, the symptoms can be excruciating and include the frequent urge to urinate, a burning sensation that accompanies urination, and eventual pain in the lower back. Uncomfortable to say the least, each of these symptoms signifies a serious dysfunction taking place in one or more of the body's organs and systems.
With the use of baking soda, the kidneys receive pH-balancing regulation that helps detoxify the blood and urine of impurities and other harmful substances that can impede the natural flow of urine through the urinary tract. The bacteria sticking to the walls of the urethra are also purged through the antibacterial effects of baking soda, allowing for even more immediate relief of the underlying issue. Baking soda also helps prevent the spread of bacteria to the kidneys, which could otherwise result in serious damage.
To naturally fight UTIs, simply drink 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a 2-ounce glass of all-natural cranberry juice every 2 hours. The ingestion of the baking soda helps return your body to a healthy pH while cranberry juice has been proven to improve urinary tract health.
Treats Yeast Infections
Due to the over-development of yeast, a yeast infection can take over the beneficial bacteria that usually help maintain the health of the parts and processes involved in the reproductive system. Usually these helpful bacteria help maintain a healthy pH in the body — the delicate balance that helps ensure that odors, discharge, and the daily activities of everyday life are unable to interfere with the moisture-related issues that can contribute to yeast overgrowth. But when there is an overgrowth of negative bacteria it overwhelms the helpful bacteria and they become compromised.
While the symptoms of yeast infections such as foul odor, painful burning, intense itchiness, and an abundant discharge can all be uncomfortable, the underlying issues are the true concern. With millions of men and women experiencing yeast infections each year, pharmaceutical companies and female hygiene product manufacturers have developed a dizzying number of wipes, lotions, lubricants, pills, and potions that promise to relieve the symptoms while also counteracting the underlying issues. While these products and medications seem promising, they can be very unsafe and lead to an exacerbation of the initial cause.
Baking soda can be used in a number of applications that can help the internal balance of pH, and return the body's hormonal levels to normal. All of these benefits result from the consumption of 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of water every 4 hours after the onset of a yeast infection. In addition to the consumption of baking soda, a cleansing rinse of the same solution can be used as a rinse during the shower to help return pH balances to normal. Safely and naturally, baking soda can be the perfect treatment — inside and out — for yeast infection sufferers.
Questionable Ingredients and Serious Consequences
A growing percentage of the population is paying attention to the chemicals and additives that are being introduced to their bodies. Feminine hygiene products can be unassuming purchases that release countless questionable ingredients into the body with effects that are still yet to be determined. By opting for all-natural, organic products and treatments, anyone concerned with long-term health can safeguard themselves against inadvertent exposure effectively.
Minimizes the length of Colds and the Flu
Suffering from the common cold or the seasonal flu can be devastating to the body, mind, and spirit. Between the muscle soreness and stiffness, aching head, lack of energy, and inability to focus, the symptoms of these common illnesses can really upset everyday life. With new strains of these illnesses popping up each year, vaccines and preventative medicines that were previously effective now fail to deliver on the promise of protection against these invasive infections and their uncomfortable symptoms. More serious cases of these illnesses can be particularly difficult to combat, and the longer they persist in patients, the greater their risk of succumbing to pneumonia and even death. And when it comes to the side effects of common medications prescribed for these illnesses, they can be even more detrimental than the original threat posed by the cold and flu — especially for pregnant women and their fetuses.
Doubting the effectiveness and safety of the typical preventative measures and treatment options commonly prescribed, many cold and flu sufferers have turned to all-natural methods of prevention and restorative health options. Of the many tried-and-true alternatives available, one of the most effective is baking soda.
With the ability to restore the body's natural balance of pH, hormones, and blood health, baking soda is able to sweep through the body and cleanse the cells, organs, and systems of harmful bacteria and toxins. Baking soda also helps support the digestive system, liver, and kidneys in purging the unhealthy microbes that can extend the duration of illnesses. One teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1/2; cup of water can be consumed every 2 hours for internal assistance with combating these illnesses. The same solution can be used in a neti pot to help purge mucus and microbes from the sinus cavities where sickness can linger and foster further infection.
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In Baking Soda for Health: 100 Amazing and Unexpected Uses for Sodium Bicarbonate, Britt Brandon reveals a surprising healing agent that's been hiding in our pantry. Baking soda is an excellent natural solution to your health and beauty needs. Readers can treat and prevent common ailments such as migraines, allergies, and boost their immunity with 100 natural quick fixes using baking soda. This excerpt is from Part 1, "Health."
Excerpted from Baking Soda for Health by Britt Brandon Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.