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Posted by Julie (Austin, TX) on 10/31/2006

I tried this for a few days and felt no real difference in the foods I could eat. Actually I felt that it made my digestion weaker and my stomach and intestines felt weak and raw. I had one symptom which made me discontinue treatment. Once before when i was using baking soda regularly (to deal with chronic interstial cystitis: it was the only relief) I developed swollen salivary glands under my tongue with a spot which felt like a stone. The same thing happened this time only more severe. Similar to what is described as a blockage the swelling and tenderness come after eating. Other salivary glands on cheek and lips are now raw and inflamed. Why does baking soda do this? Something to do with acid alkaline question? Perhaps "Ted" could be asked?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Julie: As in all remedies, one size does not fit all. It is best to determine first whether your body does indeed acid, by getting a litmus paper, or a pocket pH meter, or if bigger budget allows it, ORP meter. You need to measure your urinary pH and salivary pH.

When this does not work and you can't get supplies to measure your own pH, use the second newer formula as there is a rare condition that some people get allergic to citric acid. The cure as I remembered was to add lemon juice, or more precisely lime juice, since here in Thailand we tend to call green lime, "lemon" and it gets confusing here since no one here ever uses yellow lemon!

Therefore try one whole freshly squeezed lime juice, then add baking soda at 1/4 teaspoon interval until the fizzing stops. Then add water to one half glass of water. This will correct vitamin C, phosphate deficiencies, rare citric acid allergies, and Oxidation reduction potentials that are not within the normal parameter. You should notice improvement within the next day.

In one case I have witnessed a severe bicarbonate deficiency, in that case that person I knew had to go using just pure bicarbonate only formula, which consists mostly of 90% sodium bicarbonate and 10% potassium bicarbonate. So his dose was about 1/2 teaspoon taken for twice a day for a least two weeks before his became normal. I knew he had a severe form as his urinary pH were something near pH of 5, which is considered extremely low.

However, I suspect dietary issues are a problem here for you. Fruits in general are high in sugar, oily foods can also create problems, low sodium diets also, even high potassium diets, and high phosphate diets. Only a pH meter can tell me that. For example if the salivary pH exceeds 7.5 that's high phosphate. If urinary pH is extremely low then bicarbonate only. However, for most people urinary pH is usually between pH 5.5 to 6. In which case a bicarbonate and citric acid works best. For people whose pH remains always stubborn and refused to budge to 6.5, then a pinch of disodium phosphate will help (found in lemons and some bananas), but on the other hand, if the pH have a tendency to "drift" to acid after a day or two OR if you seem to be allergic to something whenever a change in diets or eating certain foods, then it is a sodium molybdate deficiency.

In case of IC, my common remedy that seemed to help is one SINGLE dose of 1-2 teaspoon of sea salt in one glass of water. The pain will reduce in a matter of an hour. If you want to take it again, then you can take it only another week. This is just a precautionary standard to prevent too much sodium. People on a pure vegetarian, or raw food diets, seems to have problems about low sodium. In conclusion, measure your pH first then you start from there whether your case is alkaline or acid, extreme acid or extreme alkaline, and whether you seem to be allergic to something. These telling things are clues to what you should do.

Replied by Susie
Kerrville, Texas

Thank you for all of your sharing. It is nice to know there are others who have the same struggles. I have food allergies, dairy, cheese, sugar, vinegars, soy and more. These manifest in the swelling of the cartilage of my ears, ear canals, hearing loss, ear infections, holes blown in my ear drums. On top of that I enjoy eczema on the skin inside and out of the ear and up into my hairline. ( I thought it was leaky gut syndrome)

At this point I am trying to plan what to do first.

I mixed the lemon and 1/4 Baking Soda in the mornings for the past week. Then I read that Ted suggest not to add the acid or ACV with Baking Soda for food intolerance's.

So my next step would be the H2O2 in water. Then the Borax soap? I have read so much that now I am just confused. Any help is welcome. Could be Brain Fog. Thank you.

Replied by Shannon
Atlanta, Georgia

I have very severe food intolerances. I took the ALCAT test and it revealed I am severely intolerant to pork, chicken, vanilla, cinnamon, wheat black pepper, romaine lettuce, grapes. Moderately intolerant to cocoa, soy, cashews, hazelnut, lamb, mangoes, cabbage, etc and the list goes on and on. Before taking this test I became sick about 2 years ago and experienced frequent diarhea, bloated stomach, itchy skin really bad dandruff, runny nose itchy eyes, developed gastro ulcers. I initially went to an allergist to find that I was allergic to shell fish but that was it. No outdoor allergies at all. I am looking for some help/direction with this. Where did all come from what is the cause and what can I do to tone down some of these allergies. I cant eat anything!! Help!

Replied by Martha Ray

About 7 years ago I noticed reactions to Citric Acid in bottled olives, other condiments and other processed foods stored with Citric Acid. Metabolic counselor, Michael McEvoy and I traced that down to Citric Acid releasing oxalate and causing me body pain. Oxalate is a whole other subject. I've been better on only eating unprocessed foods and avoiding the highest oxalate containing foods.

I've never been clear on the acid alkaline balance but when before the Citric Acid reaction I was told (by a supplement company counselor that because of my age I was low on acid) Well I used their HCL and HCL activator products and I believed they promptly caused me upper right quadrant pain. I stopped them at once but it took me 6 months of suffering pain to finally get Dx as a duodenal ulcer and that took me 18 months of taking 10+ supplement remedies to remediate. Along that same period of time I became aware that nightshade foods (a nickname for them) which are foods in the Solanceae family of plants. They are mainly tomato, potato (sweet potato is ok), eggplant, bell and hot peppers and paprika which is made from peppers are high in solanene and 3 other constituents. These foods cause a variety of symptoms and in many folks arthritic type joint pain.

Over the past 14 years I went from vegetarian, to paleo, to keto to carnivore with a great stint of zero carb animal food only for 8 weeks but had to return to carbs due to painful to no elimination.
Almost worn completely out I have been inactive and non-compliant with monitoring my diet. In a lot of pain now looking at avoiding PUFA's on top of the gluten, nightshades, and restricting the highest of lectin, histamine, oxalate, salicylate, caffeine and nickel foods.