Diabetes – Acid Conditions and Treatment with Sodium Bicarbonate

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A highly acidic pH level (created by all the above) puts the pancreas, liver, and all the body’s organs at risk. Because of the important role played by the liver in removing acid waste from the body, liver function is particularly at risk when acids accumulate. When acidity prevents the liver and pancreas from regulating blood sugar, the risk of diabetes will increase.

We already know that sodium bicarbonate dramatically slows the progress of chronic kidney disease but few have followed the logical conclusion that it would also be a front line defense against diabetes. From prevention to treatment and to part of a cure, common Baking Soda is an essential tool in working with diabetic and metabolic syndromes. Obviously it does not take the place of an alkaline diet and water but bicarbonate is a front line medicine that doctors and patients can employ orally and transdermally in baths.

Sodium bicarbonate injections are already indicated in the treatment of metabolic acidosis, which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest and severe primary lactic acidosis. But sodium bicarbonate can be used safely at home orally and transdermally (and should always be used with magnesium chloride for greatest effect) in all stages of diabetes.

Low grade chronic metabolic acidosis exists normally in humans eating ordinary diets, and that the degree of acidosis increases with age. - Dr Lynda Frassetto

According to Dr Lynda Frassetto, an acid – alkaline researcher from the University of California, “We have been forced to turn an evolutionary corner”. Our bodies are so overwhelmed with cellular acid-wastethat “We simply do not handle acid waste the way we used to.” People as diverse as Edgar Cayce, Dr. William Howard Hay, MD and Dr. Theodore A. Baroody, ND, author of “Alkalinize or Die”, along with Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD, Dsc, ND are trying to alert us to what is actually killing us and causing untold needless suffering.

Dr. Young, states: “Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. Excess acidity forces the body to borrow minerals – including sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium – from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and to safely remove it from the body. As a result, the body can suffer severe and prolonged ‘corrosion’ due to high acidity – a condition that may go undetected for years. Over-acidity affects virtually every person in Westernized society because of our dietary and lifestyle choices and ecological exposure – resulting in creating our own “internal environment where dis-ease can easily manifest, as opposed to a pH-balanced environment which allows for normal body functions – necessary for the body to resist dis-ease. The pancreas is one of our body’s organs charged with the awesome responsibility to “alkalinize” us … can you start to see how our serious acidosis has overwhelmed our pancreas’ ability to operate effectively, that then results in a state called “diabetes.”

Rather than focusing on the tissues or organ we concentrate on the fluids that surround the tissues and organs. The cells or organs are only as healthy as the fluids in which they are bathed in. - Dr. Robert O. Young

Not only does high acidity make you vulnerable to diabetes. The impact of diabetes on the body increases the level of acid waste. Therefore improper pH balance puts diabetics at greater risk for complications such as kidney failure, gangrene and blindness. A diabetic suffers from an excess of glucose in the bloodstream, glucose that cannot be delivered properly to the body’s cells due to lack of insulin. As the liver absorbs more and more of the excess glucose, its ability to remove toxins from the body becomes impaired. As the toxins multiply, the acid level in the body increases.

Because glucose is not delivered properly to the body’s cells, the cells start to malfunction. They expel increasing amounts of acid waste. Some of the excess acid filters through the kidneys, causing damage that can lead to kidney failure. Some of the acid accumulates in the liver, further damaging the liver’s ability to remove toxins. Acid that is not filtered out or stored can attach to and harden the cell walls, further preventing the cells from absorbing nutrients. Eventually the cells die, starting with the glucose-dependent eyes and the extremities where it’s more difficult for nutrients to reach. Blindness and gangrene can result.

Many different causes exist for the disease called Renal Tubular Acidosis which also causes the blood to become too acidic and leads to kidney failure if not treated early.[1] Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the blood leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, and possibly total kidney failure. In all cases, the first goal of therapy is to neutralize acid in the blood, and this is done with IV and oral sodium bicarbonate, though different treatments may be needed to address the different underlying causes of acidosis.

Fortunately, a significant reduction of acids in your body can lead to organ regeneration and improved health. A diet that’s more alkaline can help you reverse the damage caused by acidity and diabetes. The right combination of fresh vegetable juices, for example, can help your body break down and destroy excessive acid waste. For a doubly positive impact, eliminate refined carbohydrates from your diet. Not only do refined carbohydrates make it difficult to control your blood sugar balance, but they also increase your body’s acidity. Vitamin and mineral supplements specially formulated to balance pH are an important part of your strategy with spirulina, wheatgrass and barley juice on top of the list in this regard. These are actually the best full spectrum vitamin and mineral supplements. Real food, not synthetic supplements, are hugely more effective.


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Comments:

  • naturalhealing

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  • mauialchemy

    Can baking soda be used to help my cat who was recently diagnosed with beginning kidney disease?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Possibly but you need to check with a vet or consult with Dr. Sircus.

  • JAMES GATEHOUSE

    JIM, I AM INSULIN DEPENDANT DIABETIC FOR 30+ YEARS, I HAVE NUEROPATHAY IN BOTH LEGS, CHARCO,S AROPATHY IN LEFT FOOT. I HAVE HAD AN AMPUTATION OF THE BELOW RIGHT KNEE 7 YEARS AGO, I AM TAKING, CRESTOR, RAMAPRIL, OXYCONTIN 40MG 3 DAILY, I ALSO HAVE BOTH NOVARAPID INSULIN AND LANTUSE, AM ALSO ON LEXAM 10, 1 DAILY, AND VALIUM 5MG 1 AT NIGHT.WOULD BI CARBONATE AND MAPLE SYRUP BE OF BENEFIT TO MY PH LEVEL, AND IN TURN GIVE ME MORE ENERGY. IF SO HOW MANY TIMES PER DAY, AND HOW MUCH WOULD I NEED TO TAKE. TO TAKE ORALY, DO I MIX WITH WATER, PUT IT ON CEREAL ETC. . IF I SHOULD AVOID TAKING CRESTOR, WHAT DO I DO OR TAKE TO MAINTAIN BLOOD PRESSURE.

  • rg

    My
    child is 11 yrs nd diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
    Since 6 mnths. Now his hba1c is 7.2 and mean plasma
    Glucose is 159%

  • rg

    We live in India. From where can we get the magnesium oil
    Here. Please convey ASAP

  • rg

    My child is 11 yrs nd diagnosed wd type 2
    diabetes please suggest whatshould I do so that his
    Sugar level gets regulated and diabetes gets reversed

  • Peter

    I am a type 1 diabetic aged 35. I am planning on going on the insulin pump within the next month-month and half and am meeting with a dietician and diabetic nurse, I meet with my endocrinologist every 3 months. I also have high creatinin in my urine and am on Amelodopine, Karvezide, and Ramipril and Crestor. After looking at the literature and seeing what studies are underway and what I am currently on I was wondering would it be beneficial for me to start taking Sodium Bicarbonate orally and if so how much would be beneficial. My endo has not suggested that I start taking it, but I would rather start preventative than wait for any other issues to crop up. My blood pressure has been good as are my HA1C readings, although they can improve. I’ve been told I have been placed on the other meds as preventative. My cholesterol is a bit high. Any information that you casn provide would be beneficial.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hello Peter,

      Dr. Sircus would make a number of recommendations to you and the first would be to stay away from Crestor which has been linked to kidney failure: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/DrugSafetyInformationforHeathcareProfessionals/PublicHealthAdvisories/ucm051756.htm
      Then you should stay away from fluoride, in your diet and drinking water, put into your home fluoride removal filters and do not use any foods or drugs containing fluoride. This has been shown to advance kidney failure more raipdly and push the mark over to starting dialysis.. This is not generally recommended by our allopathic doctors but is now accepted by the Kidney foundation.
      There are numerous supplements that Dr. Sircus would recommend and these have been discussed here many times…..search this blog for kidney failure treatment or renal failure. Sodium bicarbonate has been shown in research studies to delay the progression of kidney disease and while it may help you , it is also necessary to avoid drugs that may contribute to kidney decline.
      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Alexandra

    What is the recommended dosage for selenium per day if you take iodine?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Alexandra,

      Its generally recommended to take 200-400 mcg/day of selenium.

  • Alexandra

    What is the recommended dosage for selenium per day if you take iodine?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Alexandra,

      Its generally recommended to take 200-400 mcg/day of selenium.

  • wendell

    I have an appointment with an Endocrinologist in July and I was wondering if taking nascent iodine would influence the tests one way or another. I have type 2 diabetes and adrenal insuffiency. My adrenal gland is not producing cortisol and I am taking hydrocortisone 15mg per day.
    I just received some magnesium last week and the bottle of nascent iodine and want to start taking this treatment as soon as possible. I am also interested in the sodium biocarbonate treatment. My 81 year old Mom also has type 2 diabetes, hypothyroid desease with goiters and cold nodules and I want to get her started on the iodine and magnesium therapy also. She has lost her sight to macular degeneration and also has an appointment with the same Endocrinologist as me in July. I’m just concerned with messing up the tests results with the nascent iodine.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Wendell,

      Unless you are taking a large amount of nascent iodine it probably won’t affect the tests, though you don’t mention what kind of tests these are.
      You should always start off slowly with a low dose and gradually build up. Hopefully you will only see the results of the testing change for the good, as will your diabetes tests after using magnesium oil.

      Nascent iodine might work differently in your mother as she is older and older people metabolize differently than younger people do…so they don’t need as much of most things as younger people do….so be more careful with dosing for her. Make sure to read the iodine and the magnesium books and Dr. Sircus is also available for consultation if you need it.

      Make sure your selenium levels are good too as this will help with the iodine in your body and protect against adverse effects. Take the recommended dosage on a good quality whole food selenium each day.

  • wendell

    I have an appointment with an Endocrinologist in July and I was wondering if taking nascent iodine would influence the tests one way or another. I have type 2 diabetes and adrenal insuffiency. My adrenal gland is not producing cortisol and I am taking hydrocortisone 15mg per day.
    I just received some magnesium last week and the bottle of nascent iodine and want to start taking this treatment as soon as possible. I am also interested in the sodium biocarbonate treatment. My 81 year old Mom also has type 2 diabetes, hypothyroid desease with goiters and cold nodules and I want to get her started on the iodine and magnesium therapy also. She has lost her sight to macular degeneration and also has an appointment with the same Endocrinologist as me in July. I’m just concerned with messing up the tests results with the nascent iodine.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Wendell,

      Unless you are taking a large amount of nascent iodine it probably won’t affect the tests, though you don’t mention what kind of tests these are.
      You should always start off slowly with a low dose and gradually build up. Hopefully you will only see the results of the testing change for the good, as will your diabetes tests after using magnesium oil.

      Nascent iodine might work differently in your mother as she is older and older people metabolize differently than younger people do…so they don’t need as much of most things as younger people do….so be more careful with dosing for her. Make sure to read the iodine and the magnesium books and Dr. Sircus is also available for consultation if you need it.

      Make sure your selenium levels are good too as this will help with the iodine in your body and protect against adverse effects. Take the recommended dosage on a good quality whole food selenium each day.

  • Leonardo de la Paor

    Hi,

    I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Diabetes & Diabetic Neuropathy in both feet. Most Diabetics have to wait 20 years to get Diabetic Neuropathy, but I got mine the first week. My blood sugar levels had soared to coma level – 80 (European). Normal blood sugar level is 5.8. I was over weight, consuming too much sugar, sodas, coke etc. I cut out all the crap, bought a Rebounder & do 30 minutes exercise on it every morning. I then have 50ml of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water. I have 2 hard boiled eggs & 30 minutes later I have a mug of freshly ground (organic) coffee. I eat Pistachios nuts during the day. I have one main meal about 4am-5pm. I eat 4 lamb chops & a few spuds with a bottle of wine. For dessert I have a bar of 81% Dark Chocolate.

    I was put on 80 units of injected insulin. I have reduced it to zero. My blood sugar is between 5.8 and 6.7.

    I stopped taking all drugs for hypertension and also Aspirin. I am 61 years of age & am also a great fan of Dr Joe Mercola’s website. There is great information on his website.

    I take 10,000 iu of Vitamin D daily instead of taking a flu vaccine. I also take all the other Vitamins in lower doses. I try & drink 2 liters of water daily with Vitamin C added.

    I detox with10 Charcoal capsules now & then. I also use 1 dessertspoon of Bentonite clay & 1 dessertspoon of psyllium husks in 250ml of water to flush my bowel now & then.

    It seems I will have to live with the Neuropathy, so I oil & cream my feet often.

    I would encourage ANYONE to purchase a Rebounder. Its a powerful way to exercise & with music from (Credence Clear Water Revival) it makes it very enjoyable.

    The latest research into Diabetes shows that DNA, your mother’s health condition while she was having you, poisons like arsenic & mercury etc, along with medical drugs play their part in “turning you into a Diabetic”!

    Health & Nutrition should be a major subject in schools, starting in childhood. If the will was there, millions would have greater health, but it seems that “vested interests” want people sick. Multi-nationals, pharmaceutical companies & politicians are morally bankrupt & the “dollar” is their idol. Why don’t they be honest & ask the FRB to print the slogan, “In Mammon We Trust” on the dollar?

    Leonardo
    SO WHY DO REBOUNDING EXERCISES ON MINI TRAMPOLINES HELP THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

    With rebounding exercise an upward bounce against the downward pull of gravity closes millions of the one-way valves that regulate the flow of fluid. Moving down again releases pressure in these valves.

    The increased G-Force, experienced when you land and depress the rebounder mat encourages a healthy surge of fluid throughout your whole body.

    As the pressure in your tissues changes, the flow of lymph is shunted on.

    Your body thrives on the change in speed and direction with rebounding exercise that occurs twice with each jump

    To create an increase in pressure, to stimulate circulation and move the lymph forward you depend on:

    Changes in gravitational pull, Muscular contractions

    Respiratory pressure, with deep, full, breathing

    Changes in atmospheric pressure

    Activation of calf, thigh and abdominal muscles

    With rebounding exercise on a mini trampoline you are using the forces of gravity, acceleration and deceleration to strengthen every cell in your body, without applying traumatic stress impact to your muscles, tissues and joints.
    Your immune system, of which your lymphatic vessels are an important part, is the mother of all systems. If it is geared for immediate action when any invasion occurs it will function well and you have less risk of falling ill.
    This busy network circulates soldier cells to fight infections, filter bacteria, and eliminate parasites and debris from your body. Rebounding is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise to activate the lymphatic system.

    An estimated 90% of modern day illnesses and symptoms of poor health are lymph related.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Sounds liike you are doing great Leonardo.

      You should consider adding magnesium chloride, used transdermally, and perhaps an Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement for your neuropathy. The magnesium will help repair the nerve damage and relax and open up the blood vessels in your legs and feet. ALA has been shown in studies to markedly reduce peripheral neuropathies.

      Rebounder sounds great!

  • Leonardo de la Paor

    Hi,

    I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Diabetes & Diabetic Neuropathy in both feet. Most Diabetics have to wait 20 years to get Diabetic Neuropathy, but I got mine the first week. My blood sugar levels had soared to coma level – 80 (European). Normal blood sugar level is 5.8. I was over weight, consuming too much sugar, sodas, coke etc. I cut out all the crap, bought a Rebounder & do 30 minutes exercise on it every morning. I then have 50ml of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water. I have 2 hard boiled eggs & 30 minutes later I have a mug of freshly ground (organic) coffee. I eat Pistachios nuts during the day. I have one main meal about 4am-5pm. I eat 4 lamb chops & a few spuds with a bottle of wine. For dessert I have a bar of 81% Dark Chocolate.

    I was put on 80 units of injected insulin. I have reduced it to zero. My blood sugar is between 5.8 and 6.7.

    I stopped taking all drugs for hypertension and also Aspirin. I am 61 years of age & am also a great fan of Dr Joe Mercola’s website. There is great information on his website.

    I take 10,000 iu of Vitamin D daily instead of taking a flu vaccine. I also take all the other Vitamins in lower doses. I try & drink 2 liters of water daily with Vitamin C added.

    I detox with10 Charcoal capsules now & then. I also use 1 dessertspoon of Bentonite clay & 1 dessertspoon of psyllium husks in 250ml of water to flush my bowel now & then.

    It seems I will have to live with the Neuropathy, so I oil & cream my feet often.

    I would encourage ANYONE to purchase a Rebounder. Its a powerful way to exercise & with music from (Credence Clear Water Revival) it makes it very enjoyable.

    The latest research into Diabetes shows that DNA, your mother’s health condition while she was having you, poisons like arsenic & mercury etc, along with medical drugs play their part in “turning you into a Diabetic”!

    Health & Nutrition should be a major subject in schools, starting in childhood. If the will was there, millions would have greater health, but it seems that “vested interests” want people sick. Multi-nationals, pharmaceutical companies & politicians are morally bankrupt & the “dollar” is their idol. Why don’t they be honest & ask the FRB to print the slogan, “In Mammon We Trust” on the dollar?

    Leonardo
    SO WHY DO REBOUNDING EXERCISES ON MINI TRAMPOLINES HELP THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?

    With rebounding exercise an upward bounce against the downward pull of gravity closes millions of the one-way valves that regulate the flow of fluid. Moving down again releases pressure in these valves.

    The increased G-Force, experienced when you land and depress the rebounder mat encourages a healthy surge of fluid throughout your whole body.

    As the pressure in your tissues changes, the flow of lymph is shunted on.

    Your body thrives on the change in speed and direction with rebounding exercise that occurs twice with each jump

    To create an increase in pressure, to stimulate circulation and move the lymph forward you depend on:

    Changes in gravitational pull, Muscular contractions

    Respiratory pressure, with deep, full, breathing

    Changes in atmospheric pressure

    Activation of calf, thigh and abdominal muscles

    With rebounding exercise on a mini trampoline you are using the forces of gravity, acceleration and deceleration to strengthen every cell in your body, without applying traumatic stress impact to your muscles, tissues and joints.
    Your immune system, of which your lymphatic vessels are an important part, is the mother of all systems. If it is geared for immediate action when any invasion occurs it will function well and you have less risk of falling ill.
    This busy network circulates soldier cells to fight infections, filter bacteria, and eliminate parasites and debris from your body. Rebounding is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise to activate the lymphatic system.

    An estimated 90% of modern day illnesses and symptoms of poor health are lymph related.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Sounds liike you are doing great Leonardo.

      You should consider adding magnesium chloride, used transdermally, and perhaps an Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement for your neuropathy. The magnesium will help repair the nerve damage and relax and open up the blood vessels in your legs and feet. ALA has been shown in studies to markedly reduce peripheral neuropathies.

      Rebounder sounds great!

  • Lyne

    Yes I did use probiotics. In fact, so much that I think that this is what caused my sudden constipation… As they say, too much is like not enough : )

    I stopped taking probiotics (for now at least) and things are slowly falling into place at that level. The oral magnesium is probably helping too. Thank God, I tested using sodium bicarbonate once again and it seems like things are going to be okay. I’m now able to take ¼ tsp in a glass of water 2X/day about 2h after meal and it seems to work so far. I’m really happy about this.

    The next step will be to try and find a good green product that I can afford. If you have any suggestions for people living in Canada, please inform me. I was suggested a product called Green Magma Plus (with barley grass and other greens including spirulina) which is still pretty expensive for me. If simple spirulina will do the work for less, this is what I will choose for now.

    Thanks once again : )

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Lyne,

      On one of the other sites I explained Dr. Sircus’ reasoning for choosing Rejuvenate over other products.

      Personally, I use Spirulina in a medical dose of 10 gm/day…but will only use from a source that tests their product for heavy metal contamination. And now we should be checking to see if the products are free from radiation as much spirulina is sourced from Japan. You may have to write to the company you choose to buy from as my understanding of a couple of years ago was that there are only a very few people selling spirulina that actually put their product through one of two or three t of the available testing labs for this. The brands that adequately confirmed that they tested were Cyanotech and Earthrise. La Molina also holds the highest certification given in Europe. Ask to see their testing results before you purchase….cannot just take their word for it. More may be testing now as spirulina benefits have become much more well known, and many more companies are providing it now. .
      Spirulina is wonderful for diabetics in so many ways! Rejuvenate contains spirulina as well as chlorella and other enhancements for diabetics, both in blood sugar control, lipid control, and even in prevention of complications. I love spirulina!

  • Lyne

    Yes I did use probiotics. In fact, so much that I think that this is what caused my sudden constipation… As they say, too much is like not enough : )

    I stopped taking probiotics (for now at least) and things are slowly falling into place at that level. The oral magnesium is probably helping too. Thank God, I tested using sodium bicarbonate once again and it seems like things are going to be okay. I’m now able to take ¼ tsp in a glass of water 2X/day about 2h after meal and it seems to work so far. I’m really happy about this.

    The next step will be to try and find a good green product that I can afford. If you have any suggestions for people living in Canada, please inform me. I was suggested a product called Green Magma Plus (with barley grass and other greens including spirulina) which is still pretty expensive for me. If simple spirulina will do the work for less, this is what I will choose for now.

    Thanks once again : )

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Lyne,

      On one of the other sites I explained Dr. Sircus’ reasoning for choosing Rejuvenate over other products.

      Personally, I use Spirulina in a medical dose of 10 gm/day…but will only use from a source that tests their product for heavy metal contamination. And now we should be checking to see if the products are free from radiation as much spirulina is sourced from Japan. You may have to write to the company you choose to buy from as my understanding of a couple of years ago was that there are only a very few people selling spirulina that actually put their product through one of two or three t of the available testing labs for this. The brands that adequately confirmed that they tested were Cyanotech and Earthrise. La Molina also holds the highest certification given in Europe. Ask to see their testing results before you purchase….cannot just take their word for it. More may be testing now as spirulina benefits have become much more well known, and many more companies are providing it now. .
      Spirulina is wonderful for diabetics in so many ways! Rejuvenate contains spirulina as well as chlorella and other enhancements for diabetics, both in blood sugar control, lipid control, and even in prevention of complications. I love spirulina!

  • Lyne

    Thanks Claudia : )

    For some reason, the first time I wrote a comment on the site, I received an e-mail to notify me of your answer. However, in the last 2 instances, I haven’t so I thought you had not answered. Thank you for your work : ) I know computers do unexpected things sometimes…

    I hope to be able to read the books. I must say that working on my medical condition has been very costly for me in the last few months and my financial resources are becoming pretty thin, so I’m trying to make the best with what I have.

    Concerning my stomach, I took an antibiotic for H. Pylore about 2 months ago and I have gastroparesis (probably intermittently). Could that be the causing problems? If not, I’ll see what I can do.

    Thank you again for your well appreciated work

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Yes Lynn,

      Both the H Pylori infection and the antibiotics could have caused a great disturbance in the normal flora of the digestive tract. I hope you are at least using some probiotics or at least lots of yogurt to counter this effect.. A goood probiotic should always be used after antibiotic use. Gastroparesis could also affect your response to bicarbonate as the stomach does not empty at the rate it normally should.

      I know full well what you mean about resources running thin when we have a chronic disease, and the nutraceutical industry is getting just as bad as the medical/pharmaceutical industry is, in terms of high cost. Sometimes it seems we can’t win, but at least we still have some choice in our health and what to follow…this may not always be the case as we are coming to realize.

      Especially with diabetes, we are targeted by so much from both sides that swear their products will “cure” or “reverse” our disease. It takes a great amount of time and courage to be able to sift through the propaganda and use our dollars wisely. .

  • Lyne

    Thanks Claudia : )

    For some reason, the first time I wrote a comment on the site, I received an e-mail to notify me of your answer. However, in the last 2 instances, I haven’t so I thought you had not answered. Thank you for your work : ) I know computers do unexpected things sometimes…

    I hope to be able to read the books. I must say that working on my medical condition has been very costly for me in the last few months and my financial resources are becoming pretty thin, so I’m trying to make the best with what I have.

    Concerning my stomach, I took an antibiotic for H. Pylore about 2 months ago and I have gastroparesis (probably intermittently). Could that be the causing problems? If not, I’ll see what I can do.

    Thank you again for your well appreciated work

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Yes Lynn,

      Both the H Pylori infection and the antibiotics could have caused a great disturbance in the normal flora of the digestive tract. I hope you are at least using some probiotics or at least lots of yogurt to counter this effect.. A goood probiotic should always be used after antibiotic use. Gastroparesis could also affect your response to bicarbonate as the stomach does not empty at the rate it normally should.

      I know full well what you mean about resources running thin when we have a chronic disease, and the nutraceutical industry is getting just as bad as the medical/pharmaceutical industry is, in terms of high cost. Sometimes it seems we can’t win, but at least we still have some choice in our health and what to follow…this may not always be the case as we are coming to realize.

      Especially with diabetes, we are targeted by so much from both sides that swear their products will “cure” or “reverse” our disease. It takes a great amount of time and courage to be able to sift through the propaganda and use our dollars wisely. .

  • Lyne

    Hi Claudia

    At the risk of repeating myself, I’ve been waiting for a response for my question at another page and haven’t received it yet. I think you usually respond very fast when you do.

    I have type 1 diabetes and I’m taking magnesium chloride orally and transdermally. Thanks for the advice about bringing my dosage down since I was feeling uncomfortable. I’m starting to feel really good, in fact, like never before!! :)

    I want to take sodium bicarbonate to lower my ph but I have difficulty taking it orally, as I get acid reflux and pain almost immediately even if I take one swallow. Can I do the job with baths? If so, how would I go about that? Do you have other suggestions to help me?

    I am already eating a not to acidic diet (paleo with smaller portions of meat), I drink a hot lemon tea every night and I started using a water alkalizer. It’s not like I’m not trying!! I got the New Paradigms in Diabetic Care Book, as you suggested but I haven’t found the information needed in my situation.

    Thanks again!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Lyne,

      I believe I did respond to all the questions you asked on our sites, including your concern about effects from swallowing bicarbonate. Yes, the baths, or foot baths will help if your oral tolerance is low. I do not know what would be causing this low oral tolerance unless you have some stomach problems which have not been diagnosed? If this was not the question you felt went unanswered, please ask it again here.

      You might do better with nebulization of sodium bicarbonate too. But that recommendation needs to come from Dr. Sircus himself.

      I am sure there are plenty of things that can help you, Lyne, but you will need to read some of Dr.Sircus other books, like the one on Bicarbonate, and Iodine.. and there is one on medical baths which might be helpful for you too, though for specific dosing instructions you will need a consultation.

      We see new pertinent information every day that Dr. Sircus addresses in his newsletters each week. I hope you are subscribed.
      I hope you can understand why we cannot answer specific treatment questions here on Dr. Sircus’ websites.

      Dr. Sircus offers many options for personal consultation .

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Lyne

    Hi Claudia

    At the risk of repeating myself, I’ve been waiting for a response for my question at another page and haven’t received it yet. I think you usually respond very fast when you do.

    I have type 1 diabetes and I’m taking magnesium chloride orally and transdermally. Thanks for the advice about bringing my dosage down since I was feeling uncomfortable. I’m starting to feel really good, in fact, like never before!! :)

    I want to take sodium bicarbonate to lower my ph but I have difficulty taking it orally, as I get acid reflux and pain almost immediately even if I take one swallow. Can I do the job with baths? If so, how would I go about that? Do you have other suggestions to help me?

    I am already eating a not to acidic diet (paleo with smaller portions of meat), I drink a hot lemon tea every night and I started using a water alkalizer. It’s not like I’m not trying!! I got the New Paradigms in Diabetic Care Book, as you suggested but I haven’t found the information needed in my situation.

    Thanks again!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Lyne,

      I believe I did respond to all the questions you asked on our sites, including your concern about effects from swallowing bicarbonate. Yes, the baths, or foot baths will help if your oral tolerance is low. I do not know what would be causing this low oral tolerance unless you have some stomach problems which have not been diagnosed? If this was not the question you felt went unanswered, please ask it again here.

      You might do better with nebulization of sodium bicarbonate too. But that recommendation needs to come from Dr. Sircus himself.

      I am sure there are plenty of things that can help you, Lyne, but you will need to read some of Dr.Sircus other books, like the one on Bicarbonate, and Iodine.. and there is one on medical baths which might be helpful for you too, though for specific dosing instructions you will need a consultation.

      We see new pertinent information every day that Dr. Sircus addresses in his newsletters each week. I hope you are subscribed.
      I hope you can understand why we cannot answer specific treatment questions here on Dr. Sircus’ websites.

      Dr. Sircus offers many options for personal consultation .

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • jeanne

    I have started using the magnesium oil the results have been
    outstanding.
    The psoriasis spots are healing up in just a couple days of
    of magnesium application !!!!

    I am trying to figure out the dosages for baking soda,
    iodine……. I have type2 diabetes…
    any recommendations on how to take the baking soda and
    iodine? I have the ph strips and working on getting
    akaliaine ph.
    thanks so much !!!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Great News, Jeanne,

      Start the baking soda with 1/4 tsp twice a day and see what happens with your pH by checking daily. Increase of decrease the amount you are taking as needed, but never go over 7 half tsp of baking soda in a 24 hour period if you are under 55 and not over 3 half tsp if over age 55. Change your diet to more alkaline as well.

      Iodine is determined on many things, such as where you live, exposure to radiation, other co-existing illnesses. Some people can maintain on 5 drops per day in water, and others who might be very deficient at the start may need upwards of 20 drops per day.

      You can learn a lot more on our iodine site and sodium bicarbonate site (and in the books). Iodine dosages are discussed in this essay: http://iodine.imva.info/index.php/iodine-dosages/

  • jeanne

    I have started using the magnesium oil the results have been
    outstanding.
    The psoriasis spots are healing up in just a couple days of
    of magnesium application !!!!

    I am trying to figure out the dosages for baking soda,
    iodine……. I have type2 diabetes…
    any recommendations on how to take the baking soda and
    iodine? I have the ph strips and working on getting
    akaliaine ph.
    thanks so much !!!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Great News, Jeanne,

      Start the baking soda with 1/4 tsp twice a day and see what happens with your pH by checking daily. Increase of decrease the amount you are taking as needed, but never go over 7 half tsp of baking soda in a 24 hour period if you are under 55 and not over 3 half tsp if over age 55. Change your diet to more alkaline as well.

      Iodine is determined on many things, such as where you live, exposure to radiation, other co-existing illnesses. Some people can maintain on 5 drops per day in water, and others who might be very deficient at the start may need upwards of 20 drops per day.

      You can learn a lot more on our iodine site and sodium bicarbonate site (and in the books). Iodine dosages are discussed in this essay: http://iodine.imva.info/index.php/iodine-dosages/

  • Cindy

    I am in desparate need of help! I have type 1 diabeties for 41 yrs. I just turned 50, I am dx with end stage renal failure, I have been taking procrit/aransep shots for 4 years, not working. My red blood cell count will not stay up so I have had several blood transfusion that are not lasting for more than 2 mths. My hematologist put me on 60mg of steroids, my immune system of course has dropped and I am fighting brochitis along with at least 17 lbs of fluid on my body. I feel and look horrbile, missing work because of the cough,etc.

    I have been getting colonics once a week for years, has helped me to not be on dialysis. So far.

    I have just come across you site through the person who I get colonic’s from. I take Kidney Health which is 100% herbal, coq10, fish oil, b complex, vt d 5000, My para thyroid #’s stay elvated kidney specialist has me on Calcium Atate when I eat a meal., insulin pump. He says I am in acidosis and will be on diaylsis sooner if I don’t get the #’s down, he has me taking 30mg cytra-2 sol 2 x day.

    I am eating organic salads, 2 x day, fresh green beans,tofu w/fresh veg., micro greens, Kombacua Root drinks, my ph is 6.2 – 7.2

    Will soaking in the Sodium/Mag help with all the fluid? I am at a point of NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO OR WHO TO LISTEN TO.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Cindy,

      I can relate to a lot of what you are saying as I too am a type 1 diabetic who was on dialysis for 3 years before I received a kidney transplant 3 months ago!!

      You are lucky you are not on dialysis yet with that amount of water weight gain. You don’t say what your creatinine runs? With these kidney problems you have to be very cautious with using magnesium as your kidneys can no longer excrete excesses of it and it could build up in your body and cause a dangerous toxicity. Use magnesium of any kind only when under good supervision by a health care provider, and preferably having magnesium levels checked regularly.

      Sodium bicarbonate did not help me to limit the fluid gains. Only very severe fluid restriction seemed to help me when things got really bad. Diet helped some, and bicarbonate slowed the progress of kidney dysfunction as does CoQ10.. Daily saunas helped me to limit water weight gain as did an alkaline diet and working toward using less insulin, as insulin will also cause edema. I was on some of the medications you mentioned. Some medicines will also cause fluid retention, such as calcium channel blockers used for blood pressure control.
      You are not taking any oral sodium bicarbonate? This will help with the acidosis and has been found to delay the progression of renal failure and even keep people off of dialysis. Try a quarter tsp in a glass of water 2x/day.

      I also spoke directly with Dr. David Derry (one of the iodine docs in Canada) and he felt kidneys could be regenerated with iodine use. He advised 10 drops of Lugol’s iodine 5% twice a day and stated that this would also cause diuresis after about two months on this protocol.

      Best of luck to you and feel free to email me with other questions at cfrench180@tampabay.rr.com

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Cindy

    I am in desparate need of help! I have type 1 diabeties for 41 yrs. I just turned 50, I am dx with end stage renal failure, I have been taking procrit/aransep shots for 4 years, not working. My red blood cell count will not stay up so I have had several blood transfusion that are not lasting for more than 2 mths. My hematologist put me on 60mg of steroids, my immune system of course has dropped and I am fighting brochitis along with at least 17 lbs of fluid on my body. I feel and look horrbile, missing work because of the cough,etc.

    I have been getting colonics once a week for years, has helped me to not be on dialysis. So far.

    I have just come across you site through the person who I get colonic’s from. I take Kidney Health which is 100% herbal, coq10, fish oil, b complex, vt d 5000, My para thyroid #’s stay elvated kidney specialist has me on Calcium Atate when I eat a meal., insulin pump. He says I am in acidosis and will be on diaylsis sooner if I don’t get the #’s down, he has me taking 30mg cytra-2 sol 2 x day.

    I am eating organic salads, 2 x day, fresh green beans,tofu w/fresh veg., micro greens, Kombacua Root drinks, my ph is 6.2 – 7.2

    Will soaking in the Sodium/Mag help with all the fluid? I am at a point of NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO OR WHO TO LISTEN TO.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Cindy,

      I can relate to a lot of what you are saying as I too am a type 1 diabetic who was on dialysis for 3 years before I received a kidney transplant 3 months ago!!

      You are lucky you are not on dialysis yet with that amount of water weight gain. You don’t say what your creatinine runs? With these kidney problems you have to be very cautious with using magnesium as your kidneys can no longer excrete excesses of it and it could build up in your body and cause a dangerous toxicity. Use magnesium of any kind only when under good supervision by a health care provider, and preferably having magnesium levels checked regularly.

      Sodium bicarbonate did not help me to limit the fluid gains. Only very severe fluid restriction seemed to help me when things got really bad. Diet helped some, and bicarbonate slowed the progress of kidney dysfunction as does CoQ10.. Daily saunas helped me to limit water weight gain as did an alkaline diet and working toward using less insulin, as insulin will also cause edema. I was on some of the medications you mentioned. Some medicines will also cause fluid retention, such as calcium channel blockers used for blood pressure control.
      You are not taking any oral sodium bicarbonate? This will help with the acidosis and has been found to delay the progression of renal failure and even keep people off of dialysis. Try a quarter tsp in a glass of water 2x/day.

      I also spoke directly with Dr. David Derry (one of the iodine docs in Canada) and he felt kidneys could be regenerated with iodine use. He advised 10 drops of Lugol’s iodine 5% twice a day and stated that this would also cause diuresis after about two months on this protocol.

      Best of luck to you and feel free to email me with other questions at cfrench180@tampabay.rr.com

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Ingeborg

    Thank you very much .I found that page in FB and I am very enthused,as I worked as an ENT specialist,using naturomedicine with good results.

  • Ingeborg

    Thank you very much .I found that page in FB and I am very enthused,as I worked as an ENT specialist,using naturomedicine with good results.

  • john b

    hi IMVA staff,
    i recently was diagnosed with a tumor on my para thyroid. for the last 7 years i went to the doctors office and all my blood readings were borderline and still are, but i have always had high calcium levels. i also have re accuring irregular heart beats and had to go to the emergency room quite a few times. one time 5 years ago i went to an alternative dr. and he gave me an iv of 2500 mg of magnesium and my heart went back to normal rythm. for the last 7 years no dr. could put it together that high calcium in the blood ment para thyroid tumors and my tumor grew to 5cm long. i also had to endure there non working pills and iv to get my heart rythm back to normal. i had surgery to remove the tumor and lost one of my vocal cords. i thought that would be the end of my irregular heart beats but it was not. my last trip to the emergency room was again full of pills and medicine that did not work. i even had to deal with a dr. who claimed to me that magnesium had nothing to do with heart rythm. finally my blood work came back and the nurse brought in an iv solution of magnesium sulphate and said my magnesium was low and it was admi nistered. 2 hours later my heart went back to normal. my question is this i have always taken loads of magnesium including your magnesium oil and my body still is not absorbing it. blood reading and hair analysis tell me i am always low in magnesium. what am i doing wrong. how do i increase my magnesium levels so my heart does not go irregular?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear John B,

      There are conditions in which magnesium, even though adequately taken in, is not absorbed and is wasted in the urine. This requires some special investigation to determine the cause. It is called magnesium wasting disease. Not saying you have this, but its one possibility. Do an Internet search on magnesium wasting disease for more information. Many people who suffer with this need frequent injections of magnesium along with oral or transdermal magnesium support to keep their levels up. It is not the same as a simple dietary deficiency.

      Isn’t it aggravating about your emergency room MD who appears to know nothing about magnesium????

  • john b

    hi IMVA staff,
    i recently was diagnosed with a tumor on my para thyroid. for the last 7 years i went to the doctors office and all my blood readings were borderline and still are, but i have always had high calcium levels. i also have re accuring irregular heart beats and had to go to the emergency room quite a few times. one time 5 years ago i went to an alternative dr. and he gave me an iv of 2500 mg of magnesium and my heart went back to normal rythm. for the last 7 years no dr. could put it together that high calcium in the blood ment para thyroid tumors and my tumor grew to 5cm long. i also had to endure there non working pills and iv to get my heart rythm back to normal. i had surgery to remove the tumor and lost one of my vocal cords. i thought that would be the end of my irregular heart beats but it was not. my last trip to the emergency room was again full of pills and medicine that did not work. i even had to deal with a dr. who claimed to me that magnesium had nothing to do with heart rythm. finally my blood work came back and the nurse brought in an iv solution of magnesium sulphate and said my magnesium was low and it was admi nistered. 2 hours later my heart went back to normal. my question is this i have always taken loads of magnesium including your magnesium oil and my body still is not absorbing it. blood reading and hair analysis tell me i am always low in magnesium. what am i doing wrong. how do i increase my magnesium levels so my heart does not go irregular?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear John B,

      There are conditions in which magnesium, even though adequately taken in, is not absorbed and is wasted in the urine. This requires some special investigation to determine the cause. It is called magnesium wasting disease. Not saying you have this, but its one possibility. Do an Internet search on magnesium wasting disease for more information. Many people who suffer with this need frequent injections of magnesium along with oral or transdermal magnesium support to keep their levels up. It is not the same as a simple dietary deficiency.

      Isn’t it aggravating about your emergency room MD who appears to know nothing about magnesium????

  • Kirya

    My recent blood tests suggest that I am on the borderline to be diabetic. Haemoglobin A1c is 6. I am already taking Magnesium orally (for over two years) and also take iodine. My pH level is also 6.0

    How do I determine if I need bicarbonate? Should I start to ensure that I do not move more into the diabetic zone? What is teh best way to take this?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Kirya,

      It might help to bringyour pH level into more alkaline range….you can jump start this by taking sodium bicarbonate 2 or 3 times/day (1/4 tsp) in a glass of water, and check your pH daily and let that be your guide as to whether to increase or decrease the amount of bicarbonate you are taking. but this is not a long term solution, you must also adjust your diet to a more alkaline diet. Eat less meat, more fruits and vegetables, drink water with 1/2 a lemon in it twce daily etc.

      Its good that you are on magnesium, have you had your mag levels checked? We believe that only 30-40% of the stated amount of oral tabs is actually absorbed by our bodies. Magnesium oil is more effeciently absorbed. 80-85 % of people with diabetes are determined to be deficient. Yes, you should begin now to prevent advancement to full blown diabetes. Lose weight if you need to and increase your magnesium. Get more alkaline!

  • Kirya

    My recent blood tests suggest that I am on the borderline to be diabetic. Haemoglobin A1c is 6. I am already taking Magnesium orally (for over two years) and also take iodine. My pH level is also 6.0

    How do I determine if I need bicarbonate? Should I start to ensure that I do not move more into the diabetic zone? What is teh best way to take this?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Kirya,

      It might help to bringyour pH level into more alkaline range….you can jump start this by taking sodium bicarbonate 2 or 3 times/day (1/4 tsp) in a glass of water, and check your pH daily and let that be your guide as to whether to increase or decrease the amount of bicarbonate you are taking. but this is not a long term solution, you must also adjust your diet to a more alkaline diet. Eat less meat, more fruits and vegetables, drink water with 1/2 a lemon in it twce daily etc.

      Its good that you are on magnesium, have you had your mag levels checked? We believe that only 30-40% of the stated amount of oral tabs is actually absorbed by our bodies. Magnesium oil is more effeciently absorbed. 80-85 % of people with diabetes are determined to be deficient. Yes, you should begin now to prevent advancement to full blown diabetes. Lose weight if you need to and increase your magnesium. Get more alkaline!

  • Shashi

    Dear IMVA Staff,

    Hope you can help me. My Mother is 87 years of age. She was dianosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 1998 and is on METFORMIN [500mg]to regulate blood glucoe,, GLICLAZIDE [80mg]for Diabetes, ATORVASTATIN [10mg]to lower blood cholesterol,AMITRIPTYLINE HCI[10mg] for neuropathy pain, AMLODOPINE [5mg]tablets for HBP and finally ALENDRONIC ACID (as sodium salt) tablets taken monthly {haven’t got the dosage)for Osteoporosis as she fell and fractured her T12 in 2008.

    Please note that the Atorvastatin has been given to her ‘just in case’, as I understand it.

    She has developed a very dry cough that sometimes cuts her breath off. The Dr can’t do much about the side effects. I just wonder how much pressure the coughing puts on her heart!!

    Would you please be able to tell me whether applying the Magnesium Oil would help her cough along with the Sodium Bicarbonate and if yes, what dosage?

    Look foward to your response.

    Regards.

    Shashi

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Shashi,

      There is no way to tell if the magnesium or sodium bicarb will help your mother’s cough. Sorry.

  • Shashi

    Dear IMVA Staff,

    Hope you can help me. My Mother is 87 years of age. She was dianosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 1998 and is on METFORMIN [500mg]to regulate blood glucoe,, GLICLAZIDE [80mg]for Diabetes, ATORVASTATIN [10mg]to lower blood cholesterol,AMITRIPTYLINE HCI[10mg] for neuropathy pain, AMLODOPINE [5mg]tablets for HBP and finally ALENDRONIC ACID (as sodium salt) tablets taken monthly {haven’t got the dosage)for Osteoporosis as she fell and fractured her T12 in 2008.

    Please note that the Atorvastatin has been given to her ‘just in case’, as I understand it.

    She has developed a very dry cough that sometimes cuts her breath off. The Dr can’t do much about the side effects. I just wonder how much pressure the coughing puts on her heart!!

    Would you please be able to tell me whether applying the Magnesium Oil would help her cough along with the Sodium Bicarbonate and if yes, what dosage?

    Look foward to your response.

    Regards.

    Shashi

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Shashi,

      There is no way to tell if the magnesium or sodium bicarb will help your mother’s cough. Sorry.

  • Shashi

    Dear IMVA Staff,

    Hope you can help me. My Mother is 87 years of age. She was dianosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 1998 and is on METFORMIN [500mg], GLICLAZIDE [80mg], ATORVASTATIN [10mg],

  • Shashi

    Dear IMVA Staff,

    Hope you can help me. My Mother is 87 years of age. She was dianosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 1998 and is on METFORMIN [500mg], GLICLAZIDE [80mg], ATORVASTATIN [10mg],

  • amy

    Have Diabetis2 and I wonder if can use some of the treatment I have read here. It give a lot of confidence.
    thanks a lot

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Amy,

      You should start using magnesium, it will help a lot. Purchase the book New Paradigms in Diabetic Care if you can for a lot more information on how to care for your diabetes.

  • amy

    Have Diabetis2 and I wonder if can use some of the treatment I have read here. It give a lot of confidence.
    thanks a lot

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Amy,

      You should start using magnesium, it will help a lot. Purchase the book New Paradigms in Diabetic Care if you can for a lot more information on how to care for your diabetes.

  • Valerie Roberts

    Can iodine help with autoimmune diseases? if so, how much should one take?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Yes, Valerie,

      Iodine can help with some autoimmune diseases. Dosage depends on the disease treating for. For example type 1 diabetes requires high doses of iodine, thyroid problems require less. More info is needed to determine dosing, but everyone should take a base dose of iodine daily.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Valerie ,

      Yes iodine can help with some autoimmune diseases.

      Almost everyone is iodine deficient and can stand to be using supplementation. IMVA recommends Nascent Iodine ….start out with 5 drops in water every day to build up iodine stores in your body.

  • Valerie Roberts

    Can iodine help with autoimmune diseases? if so, how much should one take?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Yes, Valerie,

      Iodine can help with some autoimmune diseases. Dosage depends on the disease treating for. For example type 1 diabetes requires high doses of iodine, thyroid problems require less. More info is needed to determine dosing, but everyone should take a base dose of iodine daily.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Valerie ,

      Yes iodine can help with some autoimmune diseases.

      Almost everyone is iodine deficient and can stand to be using supplementation. IMVA recommends Nascent Iodine ….start out with 5 drops in water every day to build up iodine stores in your body.

  • Fran

    Hi,

    I have a problem from many years with erosio on the cervics, which appears every year.. so I am wondering if bathing (or doins internal irrigation) with the bicarb. and magnesium can help? And if yes – what quantities eventually I have to use?

    Thank you!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Fran,

      Yes treatment with both sodium bicarbonate and magnesium may help you a lot. You would probably benefit from douching instead of baths so the solutions come in contact with the cervix. For specific dosing you would have to consult with Dr. Sircus as he would need more information from you .

  • Fran

    Hi,

    I have a problem from many years with erosio on the cervics, which appears every year.. so I am wondering if bathing (or doins internal irrigation) with the bicarb. and magnesium can help? And if yes – what quantities eventually I have to use?

    Thank you!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Fran,

      Yes treatment with both sodium bicarbonate and magnesium may help you a lot. You would probably benefit from douching instead of baths so the solutions come in contact with the cervix. For specific dosing you would have to consult with Dr. Sircus as he would need more information from you .

  • Chris Watanabe

    Hi IMVA staff,

    I am enjoying reading as much of the material on Mg and sodium Bicarbonate as i can. Mg has been a life saver for me, since i started taking it 2 years ago. I was getting frequent heart palpitations on a regular basis and sincerely felt like i was going to die at anytime. For a whole year doctor after doctor could not figure out what was wrong since all my blood tests and ekg tests seemed fine. I finally looked online and read about Magnesium deficiencies and have never looked back. I feel much better and now and take daily Mg orally and through skin lotions. My doctors still do not recognize the benefits i got from Mg and will probably not mention it to the next patients that comes in with the same problems. What a disgrace our health care system is….

  • Chris Watanabe

    Hi IMVA staff,

    I am enjoying reading as much of the material on Mg and sodium Bicarbonate as i can. Mg has been a life saver for me, since i started taking it 2 years ago. I was getting frequent heart palpitations on a regular basis and sincerely felt like i was going to die at anytime. For a whole year doctor after doctor could not figure out what was wrong since all my blood tests and ekg tests seemed fine. I finally looked online and read about Magnesium deficiencies and have never looked back. I feel much better and now and take daily Mg orally and through skin lotions. My doctors still do not recognize the benefits i got from Mg and will probably not mention it to the next patients that comes in with the same problems. What a disgrace our health care system is….

  • Kevin

    Hi to Everyone

    I have a friend who is very, very seriously ill with multple myeloma and although there has been something wrong for a long while, the diagnosis has only been very confirmed recently.
    My question is will the bi-carb protocol work with this type of cancer? Can you recommend any further protocols that would help?

    I really enjoy Dr Marc’s knowledge and presentation when interviewed on the radio.
    regards and thank you

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Kevin,
      Multiple Myeloma is a very tough cancer to do combat with, but sodium bicarbonate may help him. Please see the information on our bicarbonate site at: http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/

      But there are also other things that would help, such as magnesium and other substances.

  • Kevin

    Hi to Everyone

    I have a friend who is very, very seriously ill with multple myeloma and although there has been something wrong for a long while, the diagnosis has only been very confirmed recently.
    My question is will the bi-carb protocol work with this type of cancer? Can you recommend any further protocols that would help?

    I really enjoy Dr Marc’s knowledge and presentation when interviewed on the radio.
    regards and thank you

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Kevin,
      Multiple Myeloma is a very tough cancer to do combat with, but sodium bicarbonate may help him. Please see the information on our bicarbonate site at: http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/

      But there are also other things that would help, such as magnesium and other substances.

  • andy

    Hi,

    Ive heard that most test pH test strips do not measure H+ (hydrogen ions) in the urine and only minerals, which makes the test inancurate. I personally notices, that my pH strip reading is higher than the one doe in the lab (urine) and also higher if I do with proper urine test trips, which also measure glucose, protein ect.

    What would be your comment on it

    • IMVA Staff

      Andy,

      Some of the newer pH strips are reportedly more accurate than the common litmus paper.
      The best way to check is to take your preferred pH testing strip to the lab with you when they do the test with their more accurate method. Check your pH when they check theirs and compare the results.

      Use the test strips that you are more confidant in.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • andy

    Hi,

    Ive heard that most test pH test strips do not measure H+ (hydrogen ions) in the urine and only minerals, which makes the test inancurate. I personally notices, that my pH strip reading is higher than the one doe in the lab (urine) and also higher if I do with proper urine test trips, which also measure glucose, protein ect.

    What would be your comment on it

    • IMVA Staff

      Andy,

      Some of the newer pH strips are reportedly more accurate than the common litmus paper.
      The best way to check is to take your preferred pH testing strip to the lab with you when they do the test with their more accurate method. Check your pH when they check theirs and compare the results.

      Use the test strips that you are more confidant in.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Orv Delany

    IMVA staff : LL clay told me this month March 2011 that the new book WITH LOTS OF DOSAGES explained would be comming out soon. Can you please tell me the name of the book and when it will be out.
    Thank you

    • IMVA Staff

      The 2nd edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is at the publishers now and is expected to be available within the next month or so. Watch for the announcement!

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Orv Delany

    IMVA staff : LL clay told me this month March 2011 that the new book WITH LOTS OF DOSAGES explained would be comming out soon. Can you please tell me the name of the book and when it will be out.
    Thank you

    • IMVA Staff

      The 2nd edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is at the publishers now and is expected to be available within the next month or so. Watch for the announcement!

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Terry

    Hi, I’m new to the site. Can magnesium and/or bicarbonate of soda help someone with Bi-polar issues. I have 2 people with these conditions in my family:
    Bi-Polar: Manic Depression (age: 29 years old)
    Bi-Polar: Mood Disregulation causing ADHD/ADD. (age: 8 years old)

    Things are now spiraling out of control, we really need some guidance. Thank you for any help you can give.
    Terry

  • Terry

    Hi, I’m new to the site. Can magnesium and/or bicarbonate of soda help someone with Bi-polar issues. I have 2 people with these conditions in my family:
    Bi-Polar: Manic Depression (age: 29 years old)
    Bi-Polar: Mood Disregulation causing ADHD/ADD. (age: 8 years old)

    Things are now spiraling out of control, we really need some guidance. Thank you for any help you can give.
    Terry

  • Karen Flynn

    Thank you Dr. Sircus and associates for all your help! My son is 25, and is thin, and tall(6’3″). He doesn’t eat well, and I am trying to help him get some understanding about eating for health, and so he can recover strength and stamina. He is lethargic and fighting depression at times. I have told him somewhat about the magnesium, also the sodium bicarbonate, and haven’t been able to tell him much about the iodine yet. I am still learning, also because of high stress levels over the past two decades, I tend to be forgetful. Is there a good plan for getting someone started on a recovery diet?

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Karen,

      A good plan for your son would be to ensure he has adequate dietary levels of magnesium, and iodine and that his pH is on the alkaline side.
      This along with a diet of good natural foods and supplementation with superfoods such as Rejuvenate would benefit him greatly. Magnesium is crucial to good health and fighting depression. He should at least be using magnesium oil on a daily basis.
      I hope you can garner some interest in his ability to take good care of himself.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Karen Flynn

    Thank you Dr. Sircus and associates for all your help! My son is 25, and is thin, and tall(6’3″). He doesn’t eat well, and I am trying to help him get some understanding about eating for health, and so he can recover strength and stamina. He is lethargic and fighting depression at times. I have told him somewhat about the magnesium, also the sodium bicarbonate, and haven’t been able to tell him much about the iodine yet. I am still learning, also because of high stress levels over the past two decades, I tend to be forgetful. Is there a good plan for getting someone started on a recovery diet?

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Karen,

      A good plan for your son would be to ensure he has adequate dietary levels of magnesium, and iodine and that his pH is on the alkaline side.
      This along with a diet of good natural foods and supplementation with superfoods such as Rejuvenate would benefit him greatly. Magnesium is crucial to good health and fighting depression. He should at least be using magnesium oil on a daily basis.
      I hope you can garner some interest in his ability to take good care of himself.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • jorge rocha

    bom dia

    A minha duvida e a mesma da Cameron qual a dose de bicarbonato de sódio devo tomar por dia,ja tomo cloreto de magnesio,vitaminas E,C
    a minha idade estou com 57 anos, hipertenço, diabetes tomo diamicron.

    obrigado

  • jorge rocha

    bom dia

    A minha duvida e a mesma da Cameron qual a dose de bicarbonato de sódio devo tomar por dia,ja tomo cloreto de magnesio,vitaminas E,C
    a minha idade estou com 57 anos, hipertenço, diabetes tomo diamicron.

    obrigado

  • Cameron

    I haven’t seen anywhere in here where it says how much sodium bicarbonate to take per day orally. I’m more pre-diabetic but since I’m hearing this regime is good for other things too, I thought I would try it.

    Thanks!

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Cameron,

      The daily dose of sodium bicarbonate is dependent on different things. You first need to know what your pH is. Get some strips and test daily. What are you trying to treat? acidic pH, renal failure? The dosage will be different for each. In general you can start with 1/4 tsp. of bicarbonate in water twice a day and adjust from there depending on how much your pH goes up, not to exceed 7.4.

      The cautions on the box of sodium bicarbonate state not to exceed 7 half tsp.. per day and not to exceed 3 half tsp if you are3 over 60 years of age. You also need to move to a more alkaline diet so as not to be dependent on soidium bicarbonate.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Cameron

    I haven’t seen anywhere in here where it says how much sodium bicarbonate to take per day orally. I’m more pre-diabetic but since I’m hearing this regime is good for other things too, I thought I would try it.

    Thanks!

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Cameron,

      The daily dose of sodium bicarbonate is dependent on different things. You first need to know what your pH is. Get some strips and test daily. What are you trying to treat? acidic pH, renal failure? The dosage will be different for each. In general you can start with 1/4 tsp. of bicarbonate in water twice a day and adjust from there depending on how much your pH goes up, not to exceed 7.4.

      The cautions on the box of sodium bicarbonate state not to exceed 7 half tsp.. per day and not to exceed 3 half tsp if you are3 over 60 years of age. You also need to move to a more alkaline diet so as not to be dependent on soidium bicarbonate.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • ana villarin

    I have had my spleen and half my pancreas removed, therefore I am a diabetic now. My question is , since I will alwayas have impaired function of my pancreas how would the sodium bicorbate regimen affect me? I have lots of digestion problems, post-op pain, unable to stabalize my sugars, etc…

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Ana,

      Your situation is complex and I would suggest a consultation with Dr. Sircus to look at all the issues. The pancreas is a primary source of bicarbonate for the body, but you do not state whether you still have adequate production of bicarbonate or at what level it is still secreting. You will need to keep adequate magnesium levels which should also help with the diabetes. You probably have inadequate digestive enzymes of other types too. And he would need to know about what other medications you are on to compensate for current inadequacies. Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

      Do you check your pH levels on a regular basis? No doubt you could use supplementation under medical supervision.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French

      IMVA

  • ana villarin

    I have had my spleen and half my pancreas removed, therefore I am a diabetic now. My question is , since I will alwayas have impaired function of my pancreas how would the sodium bicorbate regimen affect me? I have lots of digestion problems, post-op pain, unable to stabalize my sugars, etc…

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Ana,

      Your situation is complex and I would suggest a consultation with Dr. Sircus to look at all the issues. The pancreas is a primary source of bicarbonate for the body, but you do not state whether you still have adequate production of bicarbonate or at what level it is still secreting. You will need to keep adequate magnesium levels which should also help with the diabetes. You probably have inadequate digestive enzymes of other types too. And he would need to know about what other medications you are on to compensate for current inadequacies. Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

      Do you check your pH levels on a regular basis? No doubt you could use supplementation under medical supervision.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French

      IMVA

  • cheryl nelson

    I have a computer at work but can’t afford one for my home so I can’t download books. Are any of these books going to be available in hard copy? I have mild type 2 diabetes, crazy a-fib, mild arthritis and tremors.

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Cheryl,

      The only book scheduled for hard copy printing is the 2nd Edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy which should be available within a few months. All the others are e-books only. We soon will have more of Dr. Sircus’ ebooks available on KIndle and similar reading devices. Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment is already available on Kindle Format (purchase the book directly from Kindle site )

      Sincerely,

      Claudia French RN, LPHA

  • cheryl nelson

    I have a computer at work but can’t afford one for my home so I can’t download books. Are any of these books going to be available in hard copy? I have mild type 2 diabetes, crazy a-fib, mild arthritis and tremors.

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Cheryl,

      The only book scheduled for hard copy printing is the 2nd Edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy which should be available within a few months. All the others are e-books only. We soon will have more of Dr. Sircus’ ebooks available on KIndle and similar reading devices. Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment is already available on Kindle Format (purchase the book directly from Kindle site )

      Sincerely,

      Claudia French RN, LPHA

  • Janet Townsend

    I have Diabetes 2,(on metformin & glyburide); Atrial fib.,(on coumadin) and am on levothyroxin to maintain proper thyroid level. I also have Bronchial Asthma – no Rx taken for that. I spray Mag.Chloride on my legs and feet to stop cramps & started taking Magnisium Chloride, only 1/2 tsp. daily and baking soda to maintain a PH of 7+. The baking/bicarb. soda keeps me from shortness of breath and wheezing at night, but at times I have to sleep on 3 pillows.
    My question is could either the Magnesium or the Baking Soda be causing me to have violent loose bowel movements? Up to 5 or 6 daily and recently some undigested food was passed. I’m scared to go out for the threat thereof.

    • IMVA Staff

      Janet,

      If you are taking 1/2 tsp of magnesium chloride orally, it may be causing loose stools. This is a problem with taking any type of magnesium and is the single most limiting factor in magnesium use. Using it transdermally however, should not cause loose stools as this method of administration bypasses the digestive tract. Back off on the oral magnesium and just use it transdermally (on your legs and feet or in a bath) and see if this stops the loose stools. Then you can start to add just a bit to some water if you feel you need to and go up in dosage slowly.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Janet Townsend

    I have Diabetes 2,(on metformin & glyburide); Atrial fib.,(on coumadin) and am on levothyroxin to maintain proper thyroid level. I also have Bronchial Asthma – no Rx taken for that. I spray Mag.Chloride on my legs and feet to stop cramps & started taking Magnisium Chloride, only 1/2 tsp. daily and baking soda to maintain a PH of 7+. The baking/bicarb. soda keeps me from shortness of breath and wheezing at night, but at times I have to sleep on 3 pillows.
    My question is could either the Magnesium or the Baking Soda be causing me to have violent loose bowel movements? Up to 5 or 6 daily and recently some undigested food was passed. I’m scared to go out for the threat thereof.

    • IMVA Staff

      Janet,

      If you are taking 1/2 tsp of magnesium chloride orally, it may be causing loose stools. This is a problem with taking any type of magnesium and is the single most limiting factor in magnesium use. Using it transdermally however, should not cause loose stools as this method of administration bypasses the digestive tract. Back off on the oral magnesium and just use it transdermally (on your legs and feet or in a bath) and see if this stops the loose stools. Then you can start to add just a bit to some water if you feel you need to and go up in dosage slowly.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • http://www.healingpathwaysmedical.com Andrew Dickens NMD

    http://www.naturalhub.com/natural_food_guide_fruit_vitamin_c.htm
    says that an orange has 70 mg on average so to get 10 grams of Vit C that would be 143 oranges. Happy eating!
    Much better is to try supplementing with ascorbic acid to bowel tolerance (gas, bloating, diarrhea).
    Dr Dickens NMD

    • IMVA Staff

      IMVA believes its even better to supplement with whole food Vitamin C which is vastly more effecient that ascorbic acid as it contains all the co-factors necessary for absorption and delivery to needed sites. You can find more information on this in Dr. Sircus” Survival Medicine e-book.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      Assistant Director, IMVA

  • http://www.healingpathwaysmedical.com Andrew Dickens NMD

    http://www.naturalhub.com/natural_food_guide_fruit_vitamin_c.htm
    says that an orange has 70 mg on average so to get 10 grams of Vit C that would be 143 oranges. Happy eating!
    Much better is to try supplementing with ascorbic acid to bowel tolerance (gas, bloating, diarrhea).
    Dr Dickens NMD

    • IMVA Staff

      IMVA believes its even better to supplement with whole food Vitamin C which is vastly more effecient that ascorbic acid as it contains all the co-factors necessary for absorption and delivery to needed sites. You can find more information on this in Dr. Sircus” Survival Medicine e-book.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      Assistant Director, IMVA

  • Frank Bankuti

    Could you tell me what causes tinnitus and if it is common in diabetics. I have a severe sinus infection but was treated for a month on antibiotics for an ear infection. The tidal waves in my ears is driving me insane. Is this anything to do with being diabetic and are there any treatments.

  • Frank Bankuti

    Could you tell me what causes tinnitus and if it is common in diabetics. I have a severe sinus infection but was treated for a month on antibiotics for an ear infection. The tidal waves in my ears is driving me insane. Is this anything to do with being diabetic and are there any treatments.

  • Frank Bankuti

    I have been a diabetic for 27 years. I am doing okay but I now have leakage at the back of my eyes. It is called a venous leak which is a leaking of the gel. My doctor said it should get better. What would be the dose of benfotiamine which I read in the Book, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care which I downloaded and enjoy immensely. I take 500 mg of ALA a day. I also heard that Pine Bark Extract is good for blood vessel capillaries and diabetes. My eye surgeon is not too concerned right now as the pressure at the back of my eyes is still okay. The leaking started when I fell on the ice and hit my head really hard.

    Thank you.

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      Hi Frank,

      Benfotiamin is taken in a range from 150 mg/day to upwards of 600 mg/day for severe peripheral neuropathy. The dosage depends on what you are treating and your individual response , but there is a wide range.

  • Frank Bankuti

    I have been a diabetic for 27 years. I am doing okay but I now have leakage at the back of my eyes. It is called a venous leak which is a leaking of the gel. My doctor said it should get better. What would be the dose of benfotiamine which I read in the Book, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care which I downloaded and enjoy immensely. I take 500 mg of ALA a day. I also heard that Pine Bark Extract is good for blood vessel capillaries and diabetes. My eye surgeon is not too concerned right now as the pressure at the back of my eyes is still okay. The leaking started when I fell on the ice and hit my head really hard.

    Thank you.

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      Hi Frank,

      Benfotiamin is taken in a range from 150 mg/day to upwards of 600 mg/day for severe peripheral neuropathy. The dosage depends on what you are treating and your individual response , but there is a wide range.

  • http://www.dolevgilmore.com Dolev Reuven Gilmore

    Although it is true that a natural food source is best for any particular nutrient, there are many cases in which the therapeutic doses needed cannot possibly be eaten in food. For example, in diabetes, vitamin E has been used to save feet from amputation and has recently been found to restore retinal blood flow to normal levels. A minimum of 800 IU is needed, and really more than that. Vitamin C in doses of 10 grams (or 40 oranges!) is very helpful in combating sorbitol buildup in cells and has many other positive effects.

    It’s possible that Mark’s protocol covers these things also, but the use of vitamins C and E at these levels should be added, and other supplements as well, according to individual needs.

  • http://www.dolevgilmore.com Dolev Reuven Gilmore

    Although it is true that a natural food source is best for any particular nutrient, there are many cases in which the therapeutic doses needed cannot possibly be eaten in food. For example, in diabetes, vitamin E has been used to save feet from amputation and has recently been found to restore retinal blood flow to normal levels. A minimum of 800 IU is needed, and really more than that. Vitamin C in doses of 10 grams (or 40 oranges!) is very helpful in combating sorbitol buildup in cells and has many other positive effects.

    It’s possible that Mark’s protocol covers these things also, but the use of vitamins C and E at these levels should be added, and other supplements as well, according to individual needs.

  • Antonio C. Rodrigues

    Dear Dr. Sircus

    My mom has diabetes and high blood pressure. Doctors normally ask her to reduce her salt intake to control the blood pressure. Any risk for her hypertension if she uses oral sodium bicarbonate for diabetes, since it is a kind of salt (if I am not wrong)?

    Antonio

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      Antonio, though most allopathic doctors caution everyone about watching sodium intake with hypertension, they really refer to sodium chloride, of the refined type that we ingest at far too high an amount.

      Studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate does not elevate blood pressures, but please monitor your blood pressure while using it and report any changes up or down, to your health care provider.

      Also, its very important to change to a more alkalinizing diet.

  • Antonio C. Rodrigues

    Dear Dr. Sircus

    My mom has diabetes and high blood pressure. Doctors normally ask her to reduce her salt intake to control the blood pressure. Any risk for her hypertension if she uses oral sodium bicarbonate for diabetes, since it is a kind of salt (if I am not wrong)?

    Antonio

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      Antonio, though most allopathic doctors caution everyone about watching sodium intake with hypertension, they really refer to sodium chloride, of the refined type that we ingest at far too high an amount.

      Studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate does not elevate blood pressures, but please monitor your blood pressure while using it and report any changes up or down, to your health care provider.

      Also, its very important to change to a more alkalinizing diet.

  • John Gregoroff

    I have been trying to address this issue of acid waste by using sodium bicarb as you have suggested. I have also started to use the edible earth as you suggested. My question is about the clay if I may. The bottle indicates that there is 165mg. of Iron. Seems like a dangerous amount of Iron for anyone, man or woman. I know you would not suggest it’s use if there was any danger. Is this form of Iron processed differently then other forms? Please inform on this. Thank you, John.

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      John,
      The minerals in the edible clay are not absorbed at 100% by the body. The body will basically take what it needs and excretes the rest. Please contact LL’s Magnetic Clay: info@magneticclay.com
      if you have more questions about this, but it need not be a concern. This is a wonderful clay for ingestion.

  • John Gregoroff

    I have been trying to address this issue of acid waste by using sodium bicarb as you have suggested. I have also started to use the edible earth as you suggested. My question is about the clay if I may. The bottle indicates that there is 165mg. of Iron. Seems like a dangerous amount of Iron for anyone, man or woman. I know you would not suggest it’s use if there was any danger. Is this form of Iron processed differently then other forms? Please inform on this. Thank you, John.

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      John,
      The minerals in the edible clay are not absorbed at 100% by the body. The body will basically take what it needs and excretes the rest. Please contact LL’s Magnetic Clay: info@magneticclay.com
      if you have more questions about this, but it need not be a concern. This is a wonderful clay for ingestion.

  • dar

    Brilliant analysis, Dr.Mark.
    -many thanks

  • dar

    Brilliant analysis, Dr.Mark.
    -many thanks

  • Windell Darden

    How can one test their pH level at home and what should a safe pH be? Also what amount of sodium bicarbonate is needed to lower pH levels per one unit, for example from pH 6 to pH 7?

    Thanks, Windell, mrducks54@yahoo.com

  • Windell Darden

    How can one test their pH level at home and what should a safe pH be? Also what amount of sodium bicarbonate is needed to lower pH levels per one unit, for example from pH 6 to pH 7?

    Thanks, Windell, mrducks54@yahoo.com