If you’ve had cancer in the past or knew a loved one that had it, chances are you researched on the Internet all sorts of alternative therapies, products and ingredients you can use to get rid of the cancer – or prevent it from happening again.
One of the “recipes” you might have saw was something with lemon, honey, apple cider vinegar and baking soda. If you thought this sounded strange, think again. Baking soda can be used for all sorts of reasons and has an array of benefits. It can make your stomach and esophagus healthier, its great to clean with if you want a natural product, and its also said to help with cancer too.
What is Baking Soda?
Baking soda is essentially Sodium Bicarbonate, its a compound that is synthetic, and it occurs naturally on earth and can even be found in our bodies. This is not a new discovery by any means. In fact, Ancient Egyptians used baking soda for all sorts of things like pottery, to create natural glass and more. The Romans also used it as a leavening agent in food. Sodium Bicarbonate is really superior when it is placed in our bodies via the mouth. Since baking soda is a high PH, when mixed with an acid, a new element is produced, called carbon dioxide. This is essentially one of the biggest reasons people use it for acid reflux and heart burn because of the carbon dioxide that gets produced! The bicarbonate in our bodies actually is found in our liver and saliva and its used to neutralize the body’s PH.
Benefits Of Using Baking Soda
Baking soda, as mentioned above, can be used for a wide array of things, but here are a few of the most important ones you should be aware of.
There is no solid research being done on cancer and baking soda, but hey, if its something you want to try to see if it does help, by all means. It wont do any harm to you or your body. Be sure to check out the conclusion at the end of this article.
Antacid For Heartburn
A lot of the “other” products out on the market right now will have other additives in them. Baking soda and lemon does not. You can also use baking soda and water if that works better for you or you don’t have any lemons on hand. Not only will this help with heartburn but any esophageal issues including stomach aches, indigestion, acid reflux, GERD, etc.
Alkalizing Your Body
Lemon and baking soda allows your body to receive alkalizing benefits. This can help to neutralize your PH balance, it can help remove toxins from the body and organs, and it can also reduce or prevent acidosis.
Purifying The Body
Baking soda is a really great way to purify the body and the liver, and the added Vitamin C from the lemon gives you a daily dose of potassium as well as some amazing antioxidants.
- Any of these methods can be used throughout the day, but one of the most important things to note is that you should only take lemon and baking soda or baking soda and water in conjunction with an empty stomach.
- It should also be noted that this is not something you will want to do every single day – do it for 2 weeks, then take 2 weeks off, rinse and repeat.
- Too much baking soda can lead to alkalosis.
- People that suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease should not use this method.