Throat Is Burning and Tightening

Posted by JK on 06/29/2007

Dear Ted, I can only say you are an answered prayer. I have been suffering for three months now burning sensation in my throat. I saw the doctor and have not been getting much help. So with hours spent on the computer I saw Earth Clinic and was so excited to try out the remedy of a quarter teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with two table spoons apple cider vinegar and 250mg. of water three times a day. I have tried this for two days now and I have found some relief. However as I explore the site further I read how you prescribe to someone with The same condition to take half a teasp. of bicarbonate of soda with half a glass water for three weeks and then to go back the the ACV + B.C. +WATER. I appreciate so so very much if you can give me some advise 1. what should I take ? 2. for how long?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Ted replies: Dear JK: It depends on the seriousness of the acidity and the sensitivity of the person to the remedy. Also men needs almost twice the dose than a woman. Here is how the dose works - this is never an exact science, but it is just roughly how I estimated them:

1. The absolute minimum dose is 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of ACV taken two times a day.

2. The ideal minimum dose is 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of ACV taken three times a day.

3. The optimum dose is 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of ACV. Most men or people with large build, and those who have little sensitivity to remedy will opt for this remedy.

The actual deciding dose appears to be the electronic pH meter, where the ideal urinary pH is about 7.0 or at least close to it, being above 6.5. Assuming you do have the pocket electronic pH meter, the body's sensitivity of the remedy varies depending on the seriousness of the acid reflux. The more serious it is the gentler the remedy is needed, and this is why I tend to pursue the minimum dose. Some people who are viewed as larger in build, is less sensitive to remedy, somewhat less responsive a larger baking soda dose is needed.

What I do know is for a normal person, not to large of build, generally, not doing too much exercise, that person will likely burn about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda per day.

However, if the person is working excessively (overworked), an athletes, doing exercise, the dose required is much larger than those mentioned here, and I will leave the pH meter to be the deciding point.

For people who are generally not healthy is very allergic may need only just the minimum dose intially usually 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 times a day in 1/2 glass of water.

Now my interpretation is taken to mean that the body needs more alkalization, and you have less negative reaction to the acid reflux remedy. Therefore, two possible remedies might be possible:

1. Two tablespoon of ACV plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

2. One whole freshly squeezed lime (equals approximately 8 teaspoon of lime juice) plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime.

2. for how long?

If the remedy is meant not just for acid reflux, but for optimum health, this is meant to be taken for a lifetime (I have been taking it for 30+ years!), but at the very least after being healthy, a maintenance dose is at least 5 days out of a week.

In event it is INCONVENIENT to take the ACV and baking soda, what I do is sometimes just take baking soda mixed in a glass of water. As for my auntie and other members of the family who are a bit lazier, there is always sodamint (which is baking soda with peppermint oil added) and the tablets are 300 mg each and MIGHT be sold at a drug stores near you.

The dose (tablet form) I take is about 5-10 of those tablets, which amounts to between 1500 milligrams to 3000 milligrams of baking soda taken once a day. Now this is not precise art, but if taken at 5 tablets of those, I would imagine taken that twice a day. Whichever it is, it's about 3 grams per day. This is just my rough estimates, precise dose are difficult but it is quite possible if people start using electronic pH meters.

It takes two weeks to three weeks for the body to attain enough bicarbonates (and a good pH) to see clearly subsiding acid reflux problems. So doing for two days, is not long enough, but at least it is a step in the right direction.