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Baking Soda Cured Anhibrosis

Posted by Vicky (Harwood, MD) on 09/30/2006

I tried baking soda on my own because I decided not to take previcid any more. I had no idea it was commonly used. I was just lucky to find this website because I was wondering if it was the thing to do. I took a teaspoon every night w/water when I woke up w/acid. i was happy to find out it was an acceptable cure. I also was diagnosed with hiatel hearnia . I have not started the ACV yet but plan to.

Here is a very very interesting side result of the baking soda. For most of my life I have also suffered from Anhidrosis. Not a single doctor has been able to offer me a cure. Upon taking the baking soda for acid reflux, I almost immedaitely began sweating normally. Is there a connection, or is just coincidence. My doctors said my Anhidrosis was neurological. Also, drinking wine definitely increases my incidence of acid reflux which is too bad since I love wine. Could I just take the baking soda prior to the wine?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

I use the baking soda taken internally to treat dry skin. Alkalinity increases capillary flow by dilation, and hence more sweat. Of course by taking acid forming food, capillary tends to be constricted. So it is not a coincidence. I take baking soda often to rid by body of toxins. Old people who age very slowly or have younger then average face do in fact sweat more and drink more water then other people. The fact is, sweating more reduces buildup of toxins by riding itself of sweat naturally , without having to go to the sauna often too.

Also, drinking wine definitely increases my incidence of acid reflux which is too bad since I love wine. Could I just take the baking soda prior to the wine?

Wine is an acid forming food, where alcohol in itself restricts liver functioning. So while baking soda MAY reduce acidity buildup, this may not quite help your liver from the influences of the alcohol.

The only way to take wine safely is by boiling out the alcohol over a coffeemaker. One possible addiction to alcoholic substance might be of help to reduce such craving is to take vitamin B complex about 2-3 times a day regularly, where B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, are of 100 mg. each per tablet, in an uncoated tablet form that should dissolve within 15 minutes in normal glass of water. Sugar tablet is not recommended.

This can in a way will also protect liver function. Sodium ascorbate can also reduce such cravings for wine as well, since for some reason or another sodium ascobate increase your antioxidant, while the wine, in alcoholic forms reduces that antioxidant level, thus may also help too. Selenium and brewer's yeast is another supplements that also protect liver function due to alcoholic consumption. Selenium is known to protect against cirrhosis.

Replied by Tory
Sydney, NSW
02/01/2012

Hi there, thanks for all great information. I have silent reflux and sinusitis. I was wondering if using baking powder (bobs Red Mill) is ok... I think creme of tartar an acid is added.


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