Surprising Baking Soda Antidotes for Your Health

Get back on your feet with baking soda. The natural pH balancing properties of baking soda make it a safe choice to fight off infections and illnesses.

| October 2018

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    Maintain a healthy pH in the body and cleanse harmful toxins from the cells, organs and systems through the application or ingestion of baking soda.
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    “Baking Soda for Health” by Britt Brandon, uncovers the surprising healing properties of baking soda with 100 all-natural solutions for health ailments.
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  • Baking Soda for Health

Surprising Baking Soda Antidotes for Your Health

Treats UTIs

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.

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