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    Exclamation BAKING SODA AND THE SWINE FLU:

    Overlooked 150 Year Old Household Cleaner a Remedy for Swine Flu?
    Posted by: Dr. Mercola
    December 15 2009 | 94,697 views

    In today’s modern world of medicine the FDA just will not let companies that sell products make medical claims about them unless they have been tested at great expense, and approved as a drug. But this was not always the case.
    In a 1924 booklet published by the Arm & Hammer Soda Company, the company starts off saying, “The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda as a therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following evidence of a prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney, in a letter to the Church & Dwight Company:
    “In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘Flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely any one who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.
    Recommended dosages from the Arm and Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:

    • During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals
    • During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
    • During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured



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    DR. MERCOLA'S COMMENTS:

    Baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate), popularized by Arm & Hammer some 155 years ago, is derived from a natural occurring mineral, and is one of the safest and most versatile substances around. In fact, if you search for “baking soda” on my site, you’ll find a number of articles detailing its potential uses, including using it as a:


    Few people realize, however, that baking soda also has potent medicinal properties. Taken internally, it helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream. This is likely the basic premise behind its recommended uses against both colds and influenza symptoms, and even cancer.
    WARNING!!!

    Many believe that Arm and Hammer Baking Soda as it is contaminated with aluminum even though the company that makes it claims it does not. We have been able to confirm that there are aluminum free baking sodas like Bob's Red Mill Baking Soda. If you have any information on this please add it to the comment section below.
    Baking Soda as an All-Natural Cold Remedy
    In their booklet “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” published in 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney recounts his clinical successes with sodium bicarbonate in treating cold and flu:
    “In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.
    I have since that time treated all cases of ‘cold,’ influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of bicarbonate of soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated.
    Further, within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of bicarbonate of soda as a preventive for “colds,” with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took “soda” were not affected, while nearly everyone around them had the “flu.”
    According to the Materia Medica by Walter Bastedo, sodium bicarbonate taken internally can soothe your mucous membranes and dissolve thick mucus.
    It’s worth noting that I have personally never tried this cold remedy, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it worked, as maintaining proper acid-alkalinity balance in your body will have a beneficial impact on your natural immune system function.
    If any of you have experience using baking soda as a cold remedy, I’d love to hear about it.
    The administration is easy enough, and is harmless even if you should not experience relief from your cold symptoms. Simply dissolve the recommended amount of baking soda in a glass of cold water and drink it.
    Recommended dosages from the Arm & Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:

    • Day 1 -- Take six doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals
    • Day 2 -- Take four doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
    • Day 3 -- Take two doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter ½ teaspoon in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone

    Further dosing recommendations and instructions for taking sodium bicarbonate can be found in Mark Sircus’ book Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich Mans Poor Mans Cancer Treatment, which is also available in Kindle edition.
    According to Arm & Hammer’s dosing instructions, do not exceed seven doses of ½ teaspoon per day, or three doses of ½ teaspoon daily if you’re over the age of 60. In addition, do not use the maximum dosage for more than two weeks.
    The Potent Healing Power of Baking Soda
    Dr. Tullio Simonici and Mark Sircus, Ac, OMD both advocate using baking soda for even the most serious of diseases – cancer!
    Unfortunately, despite all the evidence showing that baking soda indeed has enormous potential as an effective and non-toxic cancer treatment, conventional medicine is refusing to take notice, as baking soda will never be a huge profit center for any drug company.
    Even worse, the industry tries to discredit or downright destroy those who dare bring inexpensive treatment options like baking soda to the forefront. Make no mistake about it, cancer treatment is big business, and for all the promises to find a cure, there seems to be an unwritten law somewhere stating it will only be studied and accepted if there’s big profits to be had.
    Dr. Simoncini, who is an oncologist (cancer specialist), was ousted from the medical community when he refused to use conventional cancer treatment methods and elected instead to administer sodium bicarbonate.
    This despite the fact that he’s been able to show that 99 percent of breast- and bladder cancer can heal in just six days, entirely without the use of surgery, chemo or radiation, using just a local infiltration device (such as a catheter) to deliver the sodium bicarbonate directly to the infected site in your breast tissue or bladder!
    You can watch actual before and after footage of the treatment working in this video.
    In his book Winning the War on Cancer, Dr. Sircus writes:
    “Sodium bicarbonate is the time honored method to 'speed up' the return of the body’s bicarbonate levels to normal. Bicarbonate is inorganic, very alkaline and like other mineral type substances, supports an extensive list of biological functions.

    Sodium bicarbonate happens to be one of our most useful medicines because bicarbonate physiology is fundamental to life and health.”
    Many chemotherapy treatments actually include sodium bicarbonate to help protect the patient’s kidneys, heart and nervous system. It’s been said that administering chemotherapy without bicarbonate could possibly kill you on the spot.
    Could it be that while mixing chemo poisons with baking soda, any improvements seen are the result of the baking soda, and not the toxic poisons? Dr. Sircus believes that may be the case.
    “There are no studies separating the effects of bicarbonate from the toxic chemotherapy agents, nor will there ever be,” he says.
    Final Thoughts
    If you keep an open mind, you will quickly learn that there are numerous ways to support your body in healing that have nothing to do with toxic drugs, vaccines, or surgery, even when it comes to a serious condition like cancer.
    For my Top 12 all-natural cancer prevention strategies, please review my previous article, Winning the War on Cancer.
    As for preventive measures against cold and flu, please read through the three articles listed below. They’re all chockfull of helpful tips and guidelines to make cold and flu symptoms a thing of the past.





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    Great post THANKS! Got my aluminum free baking soda last trip to Whole Foods so I am ready. Ok, I'd really rather not go that route, but if I must I am ready.





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    I just bought the aluminum free baking soda, too, haven't even opened it yet. Hopefully Christmas cookies is the only thing we'll need it for! Thanks, Pamela!





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    I can't find where there is actually aluminum in baking soda, I know there is in baking powder. Hmm. Marketing ploy???





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    Wendy, it's like the difference between Swiss water process decaf coffee and the chemical way of decaffeinating it; one is natural and doesn't add toxic residues and the other is not natural and adds toxic residues.

    When baking powder and soda is processed, some use chemicals that leave the residue of aluminum.





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    I saw this today too, very interesting!





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    Pamela,

    Yeah, that's what Bob's says, but when I look at chemically what is done by arm & hammer I can't find where aluminum is an issue. Soooo, I guess I'm just being a nerd who wants a real answer from another source. lol





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    I'm thinking it's in the equipment itself, which is why we avoid drinking out of aluminum cans, or cooking with aluminum pots, etc...





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    Wow! I never thought about that with baking soda! So there's aluminum free in that, too. I'll have to check that out and have it handy for colds/flu. I'd much rather take this than antibiotics! We had to take some pretty hefty antibiotics due to the whooping cough last year (well, we didn't have to, but decided to for various reasons). It messed just about all of us up as we hardly EVER take them unless absolutely necessary. We chugged the yogurt, kefir and some high-powered probiotics for a long time!

    I had gotten the e-mail from Mercola, but didn't give a thought to how the baking soda is processed!

    Thanks so much!





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    At earthclinic.com there is a recipe of 2 tsps. apple cider vinegar in water with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. baking soda as a remedy for practically everything! Believe it or not, this makes a very tasty "soda" when you mix the baking soda in rapidl!






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