Acid Taste and Loose Stools

Posted by E (St. Augustine, FL)

Thanks for your info! This is what the 'Net was originally intended for, free exchange of data! You helped me! Now, if I could just get rid of the GI Tract problem. I find I have loose stools with increased frequency as the day progresses. I thought it was too much flaxseed oil. Switched to meal, and my gut was OK for a day or two and then, whamo--back to diarrhea. I'm losing minerals, I realize. It's been a few months. I drink lots of green tea, with honey. Take L-Carnitine several times a day, but that's never bothered me before. No fried foods, no dairy, no meat, no wheat -- well, just reintroduced wheat germ, again--no coffee, no alcohol, no white flour products. I wonder if it IS the wheat gluten. I'm in great shape; cholesterol where it should be. Only 2 symptoms, acid taste and loose stools. Can you please e-mail me, as I may miss your answer on this site. I work almost 24/7. Praise God!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear E: When you take baking soda, take it on an empty stomach. Wait at least 1 hour before taking food and wait at least 1 hour if you want to take it after you eat food. Baking soda don't mix well with salt. Salt is a commonly added to our food which might cause diarrhea or loose stools. In fact my remedy for constipation is baking soda plus sea salt. It works in minutes. Therefore it is necessary to take baking soda without taking on anything. It is o.k. to add baking soda with ACV. My other take is vitamin B5 (panthenol or pantothenic acid) and magnesium chloride also helps gastrointestinal distress, but it works best on an empty stomach too.