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Action of Bitrartrate in Alkalizing in Body

Posted by Becky on 06/15/2006

I have been trying Ted's recommended 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/4 tsp citric acid in a glass of water for eczema but have not seen results yet. I have been drinking several glasses of the baking soda/citric acid combination per day. I have been hoping it would help take away eczema. Also, I am one of those people that wake up at 3 AM and have a hard time falling asleep afterwards. Now I just drink some of the baking soda/citric acid combo and fall asleep soon after lying down again. I have a question, though. Does bitrartrate (cream of tartar) have any beneficial action in alkalizing the body? Do you recommend using it for anything? Thanks!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Becky: You should try MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane), and licorice extract and might be better for eczema conditions. There are many causes of eczema. Perhaps applying simple vinegar to the area in question. Vinegar has certain detoxifying properties where in my home we use it almost regularly after doing gardening work and those caused eczema. Sometimes certain toxic chemicals just brought his about, so I used vinegar just the same. 100% pure alcohol, ethanol really helps, but obtaining them in certain countries can be a hassle. Boric acid solution is another that you can test on skin to see if it is helpful as it has some antifungal properties.

Don't use cream of tartar, it doesn't provide much benefit as it was found people who are sick have high bitartrate in there bodies. Only potassium citrate and potassium bicarbonate will work, and only in small amounts relative to sodium levels.


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