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Sodium Carbonate for Chronic Fatigue

Posted by C (Anonymous) on 02/14/2012

Hi Ted. I suffer from the exact same problems as the person you describe in the Asthenia section: chronic fatigue, extreme weakness, and total inability to sleep. In addition I have tinnitus, skin problems, and extreme constipation.

I'd like to try the carbicarb remedy, but I could not figure out where to get Sodium Carbonate. What is Sodium Carbonate and where can I get a safe version for internal use?

Can you help me... suffer for 15+ years with this already, and it is getting worse. I am unable to do anything but lie in bed all day.. so tired.. and no sleep. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The sodium carbonate is often referred to as "Washing Soda" and is found in some supermarkets, where it is clearly labeled as "sodium carbonate", It is preferably mixed in an equal mixture of sodium carbonate with sodium bicarbonate. The company Arm and Hammer makes Sodium Carbonate (washing soda) and Sodium Bicarbonate, when I was in the States, but that was some 30 years ago, so I don't know if they are still producing it. I recommended to my Romanian professor and he apparently gotten it from somewhere in Netherlands, as washing soda, sodium carbonate, It can also be obtained from chemical suppliers. There is one trick to the whole carbicarb thing, if you take too much of it, it will cause kidney pain for sure, but there's a way to get around it. If you mixed potassium citrate to the mix, the kidney pain is no longer there, as there is too much sodium and it gets the kidney irritated, but the potassium in the mix will resolve that. It's like ying and yang, sodium is yang and potassium is ying, it is anti inflammatory. The preferred mixture of the Modified Carbicarb is 1 part sodium carbonate 1 part sodium bicarbonate and 0.5 to 1 part potassium citrate, proper name is tripotassium citrate.

The method of taking it is only taken in evening, such as before bedtime. If you're somewhat hungry during the night, it must be done AFTER meals or it will cause stomach pains as the acidity and alkalinity crashes. Alkalinity in the body is needed only after meals or before sleep and is not to be consumed in morning at all.

As far as tinnitis, well there is many causes, but the prime ones is virus and heavy metals. The heavy metals is prevented with (preferably) tetrasodium EDTA solution 30%, say 10 drops three times a day, is relatively safe. I actually used more than that for cataracts and glaucoma, however.

As for chronic fatigue the prime cause is viral, and is best prevented with lysine 1/4 teaspoon every hour for four hours, twice a day for a week, thereafter, 1000 mg of lysine twice a day as maintenance dose.

The skin problem and sleep problem due to a fungus may be helped with B3 niacinamide also, usually its 500 mg before bedtime.