Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate the chemical known as NaCO3. For the person interested in natural remedies and preparedness, for less than 50 cents for a 1 lb. box, it is by far the least expensive and most versatile item you can have in your preparedness supplies.
SCP is starting a series on natural remedies that will be in the category menu so that you have the ability to do searches on what we post. This post is meant as a basic primer on baking soda.
Baking soda has a vast number of medical uses, household uses and yes, you can even make a diversionary bomb with it!
First there are three kinds of baking soda: 1. Pure Baking Soda is digestible and has all of the nutrition facts on the label. 2. Baking soda that does not say it is pure, does not have nutrition facts on the label and usually says it is for household cleaning. 3. A purer organic blend that does not have ammonia residue in it – usually found at health food stores for around $2.
*Baking soda is a salt, so people with sodium restricted diets, high blood pressure or kidney problems should consult their doctor before using.
We all know how important pH levels are in our gardens (certain things just will not grow if the soil is either too alkaline or too acidic), but very few of us ever think about testing our bodies for pH levels. In fact, nearly all human babies are born with a neutral PH level and we just become more acidic from there. PH test strips are inexpensive, usually around $5-$15 for 100 or so, are more accurate when testing your urine as opposed to your saliva, and are hard to find in stores but easy to order from the Amazon HERE. And yes, many of them are identical to what you can buy at the pet store for testing your aquarium water, but actually less expensive on Amazon.
A normal Western diet is high in acidic foods, acidic foods being those with a pH level of 4.6 or lower. Examples would include caffeinated products, soda pop, meats, fish, many fruits, alcohol, etc.
Baking soda is alkaline. It can actually be used to adjust pH in water and soils – and your body. “Dis-ease” grows in an acidic environment in your body – think about heart burn, stomach upset, cavities, and now let’s go to more serious conditions like gout and cancer. Yes, these have all been related to an acidic pH in the body!
I know from experience that baking soda can cure heart burn, make you hangover proof, keep you cavity free (and whiten your teeth at the same time) and can even cure gout and there is substantial proof that 1 teaspoon in a half a cup of water 4 times a day (do not take an hour before eater or after eating) can keep you cancer free, and there is even evidence that it, and high powered equivalents, can cure cancer. I had a bout with cancer in my 30s, went to a homeopathic doctor and he gave me pH urine test strips and told me to drink the baking soda concoction above – I’ve been cancer free ever since.
There are even links now between your the health of your stomach and your mental health:
Okay, before you turn me off completely, you are on this site because you believe in preparedness and you probably don’t believe that Big Government is being totally honest with us, and you may even realize that the pharmaceutical companies are out to make money, not keep you healthy. Simple, inexpensive natural remedies will not line their pockets with money – so no one, including your doctor, is going to tell you about simple cures if they can’t make money from it. Take what you want and leave the rest. But if SHTF, you may want to at least consider options for yourself – I am.
Over the next while, we are going to explore baking soda’s medical benefits, household uses, etc. Along with many other products you may have on hand (vinegars, bleach, sugar, etc.) that may be things you want to use now and store “just in case”.
And I encourage you to do your own research into areas that have personal meaning to you. And PLEASE SHARE (email me at bcfossillady at gmail dot com or Rourke at scprepper at outlook dot com) what you have learned! Most of us are on some kind of medication, or will be soon. Learning what we need to know now to take care of ourselves can mean the difference between life and death.
And just so you don’t think I’m a total crackpot, just take a look at these links:
Some of these topics I’m going to expand on, and some I’m just going to present as lists for your Survival Binder. Stay tuned…
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