Soda, ACV, or Lime Safe for Me?

Posted by jane (kuching, malaysia) on 10/03/2007

dear ted, i am a 35 years old mother who was diagnose with a chronic kidney desease. That was 7 months ago now and i'm still fighting for it. Since then my food diet changed and my toungue start peeling on both sides. i tried mouthwash and salt but it seems to get worse. my breath smells like acid and my saliva as well. i thought its the toothpaste i'm using but when i found your site i think i'm having acid reflux and i want to ask if drinking soda, apple cider,or lime like what you said is safe for me. i am not on dialisis and only depending on natural cure. i"m also taking some medication for my heart and blood pressure. vitamins like folic acid, bcomplex, iron, food supplemment like omega3. Pls. let me know soon thru my email if this things are safe for me cause the peeling and acid taste is getting worse. my gums and the inside of my both cheeks are peeling too. waiting sincerely...

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Jane: I had a relative with kidney problem, and the reason for kidney problems was that the urinary pH was so acid that the acid urine was digesting the kidney. This happens also when our stomach digests any food using the stomach's acid. So one way to protect kidneys against destruction from excess acidity is to at least get urinary pH to neutral, or within biologically healthy pH nearer to 7.35. Hence, baking soda 1/2 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day may be a better choice as it directly raises the pH of urine rather fast. In case of my relative, her tests of a kidney problem (where her urine became bloody) and had an infection was tested negative after only 3 days of supplementation of baking soda. If a more precise in increasing/decreasing dose necessary to achieve 7- 7.35 pH, the kidneys should at least have a chance for recovery. Therefore, I think a safer choice would be taking baking soda. The second best remedy appears to be 2 tablespoons of lime (about one whole lime freshly squeezed) and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1/2 glass of water, taken twice a day.

Replied by Lauralight
Milwaukie, Or
09/30/2010

Be careful and make sure you are not refluxing plain bile because your LES the part of your esophagus that stops reflux, needs a quality of acid to make it close, if it's too low, you have the opposite problem, NO STOMACH ACID and you would need Hydrochloride/ic acid suppliments to make the reflux stop and bicarbonate of soda would just be making your whole body worse if you took that instead!

Replied by Lauralight
Milwaukie, Or
09/30/2010

Be careful and make sure you are not refluxing plain bile because your LES the part of your esophagus that stops reflux, needs a quality of acid to make it close, if it's too low, you have the opposite problem, NO STOMACH ACID and you would need Hydrochloride/ic acid suppliments to make the reflux stop and bicarbonate of soda would just be making your whole body worse if you took that instead!

Replied by Lauralight
Milwaukie, Or
09/30/2010

Be careful and make sure you are not refluxing plain bile because your LES the part of your esophagus that stops reflux, needs a quality of acid to make it close, if it's too low, you have the opposite problem, NO STOMACH ACID and you would need Hydrochloride/ic acid suppliments to make the reflux stop and bicarbonate of soda would just be making your whole body worse if you took that instead!

Replied by Lauralight
Milwaukie, Or
09/30/2010

Be careful and make sure you are not refluxing plain bile because your LES the part of your esophagus that stops reflux, needs a quality of acid to make it close, if it's too low, you have the opposite problem, NO STOMACH ACID and you would need Hydrochloride/ic acid suppliments to make the reflux stop and bicarbonate of soda would just be making your whole body worse if you took that instead!

Replied by Lauralight
Milwaukie, Or
09/30/2010

Be careful and make sure you are not refluxing plain bile because your LES the part of your esophagus that stops reflux, needs a quality of acid to make it close, if it's too low, you have the opposite problem, NO STOMACH ACID and you would need Hydrochloride/ic acid suppliments to make the reflux stop and bicarbonate of soda would just be making your whole body worse if you took that instead!

Replied by Lauralight
Milwaukie, Or
09/30/2010

Be careful and make sure you are not refluxing plain bile because your LES the part of your esophagus that stops reflux, needs a quality of acid to make it close, if it's too low, you have the opposite problem, NO STOMACH ACID and you would need Hydrochloride/ic acid suppliments to make the reflux stop and bicarbonate of soda would just be making your whole body worse if you took that instead!


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