Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) for Cold And Flu

Though we know by now that sodium bicarbonate is a most useful medicine for the treatment of cancer and kidney disease and have always known its good for stomach acid imbalances and for cleaning our pools and refrigerators, it is not likely we have thought about it to help resolve our common colds nor to alleviate the symptoms and dangers of influenza. Medicine does not have to be complicated and mysterious nor do we have to lay still and be run over by the Hun Hordes of Influenza viruses that the health authorities want us to be so frightened of.

Dr. Volney S. Cheney reported[1] long ago that, “A number of cases of colds of varying severity were carefully studied in the laboratory. Observation was made as to the degree of acidity of the urine; the CO2, combining power of the blood as an indicator of the alkaline reserve; tests were also made to determine the calcium content of the blood, the sugar content; non-protein nitrogen and the basal metabolism. The urine invariably carried a higher degree of acidity than the normal-in some cases as high as 800 (normal 350); the CO2 combining power of the blood in all cases was low, the highest being 52 per cent; the sugar content of the blood was generally decreased (below 100 mg. per 100 c.c.); the metabolic rate was always on the minus side. (These cases were carefully selected because of their lack of any symptoms of disturbed thyroid activity.) There is a change in the blood chemistry and, consequently, there must be a change in the tissues supplied by the blood. There is a decrease in the bicarbonates or reserve bases contained in the blood plasma and the tissues. These findings seem to point the way to the conclusion that a cold is a disturbance of the alkaline balance or reserve, in other words, a mild acidosis, or perhaps better stated, a lessening of the “buffer” action of the blood plasma through a decrease in its bicarbonate content.”

After doing his experiments, Dr. Cheney reported: “I have been able to induce all the symptoms of a cold, in varying degree from a simple coryza to that of la grippe and the “flu,” by the induction of an artificial acidosis through the administration of ammonium and calcium chlorides. The degree of severity of the symptoms was in direct ratio to the degree of acidosis induced. In the severer degree of acidosis, all the classical symptoms of the “flu” were present, even including a low degree of fever. The symptoms rapidly subsided upon the administration of sodium bicarbonate in large doses by mouth and by rectum.

Let’s talk about your refrigerator. Go home, unplug your refrigerator, and find out what happens. Now remember that before you unplugged that fridge there was no mold, no bad bacteria, and no bugs. By pulling the plug you change the environment. Watch what happens. Your food will start to break down through fermentation and then putrefaction. Things start growing and crawling around. Where did they come from? You know that they didn’t sneak in. The door was closed. They were always there. It is just that they have gone through metamorphosis and they have changed due to an environmental shift – in other words “a drop in pH“.

Dr. Cheney further reported his “abortive treatment” of any cold or flu thusly:

If the disease is attacked when there is a beginning dryness in the pharynx or a slight corzya, or congestion of the mucous membrane of the nose, and alkalinization is instituted by large doses of sodium bicarbonate, until the urine is alkaline to litmus paper, a “cold” can always be aborted.

Most colds begin to manifest themselves late in the afternoon or early evening and the abortive treatment is best given at this time up to retiring. At the time of taking the treatment, the usual meal should be dispensed with, or should consist of milk and some cereal, or soup or broth. If the bowels are constipated, they should not be moved by a cathartic or laxative but the lower bowels should be relieved by a soap suds enema. This treatment will abort colds, if taken in their incipiency. (This doctor recommends unusually high dosages of bicarbonate. I recommend half tea spoons in full glass of water up to eight times a day but one can take a full tea for stronger effect.)

The administration of the sodium bicarbonate should always be in a large glass of hot water. Locally, spray the nose and throat with a 1 to 5000 solution of metaphen, or other alkaline solution (1 dram of sodium bicarbonate to one pint of water) morning and night. If the bowels are constipated, I prescribe no laxative or cathartic but use an enema of soap suds to relieve the lower bowels. (Personally I would recommend magnesium chloride taken orally to move the large intestines.)

Prophylaxis is best maintained by exercise and a diet which is well balanced and thoroughly adapted to the individual’s physical activities.

When the cold or ‘flu germs enter your body they immediately lodge themselves in the membranes of your nose. Your immune system then resists them by releasing inflammatory mediators. These in turn cause excessive mucus gland secretion, which blocks the sinuses, leading to a runny nose and all the other unpleasant symptoms of a cold or the ‘flu.

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Dr. Hana’s Nasopure® Nasal Wash System transforms the ancient technique of nasal irrigation into the most effective, convenient and inexpensive nose washing system available today. It is a modern day netti pot. It quickly and safely washes away pollen, mold, dust, bacteria, viruses and mucus— the primary causes of nasal and sinus allergies, infection and discomfort. The Nasopure sinus cleansing salt mixture contains pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride (salt) and sodium bicarbonate.

Do not add regular table salt to any solution used for nasal washing as it contains undesirable additives and throws off the saline concentration of the solution. Salt is both soothing and therapeutic (in the proper concentration). Too little or too much salt will cause the water to “burn” or irritate your nasal passages and sinuses. Pickling salt, which is usually pure salt, is preferable to regular table salt if making your own salt solution.[2]

For a 0.9% isotonic saline solution, the amount normally found in bodily fluids, use 1/3 teaspoon (approx. ¼ heaping teaspoon, or 1.85 ml) of salt. Anything less than this is hypotonic, anything greater is hypertonic. Some research suggests a hypertonic solution may be best when combating a runny nose (as it would have a drying effect), so you might want to go to the higher end of the salt range. Add baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to help buffer the solution. A hypotonic solution, however, would tend to be moisturizing (i.e. the lower end of the salt range), and may be what you want in a nasal spray for general prophylactic use.

If you want to take direct action against the virus or germs that are already attacking you, the battleground is inside your nose. Directions for common use of nasal washings include; pour a little warm water into a dish and add a level teaspoon of your sodium bicarbonate. Stir it well and then immerse your nose and surrounding parts of your face into it. Slowly breathe the water up your nose until it reaches the point where it begins to overflow into your mouth. Then expel it and rinse your mouth out. Be careful not to add more than a teaspoonful to the water, and that the dish is of a size that enables you to fit your face into. If the mixture is too strong it will sting your nose for a while. A little trial and error will tell you how warm the water should be, which is warm enough but not hot. Do this three times a day, and it should ward off even the heaviest of colds well ahead of time.

Garlic nose drops. In his book The Healing Power of Garlic Paul Bergner writes: “Garlic nose drops directly kill the viruses that cause cold or flu.” He also writes about a study with mice where some were inoculated with garlic, and some were not. The flu virus was introduced to the nasal passages of each mouse. Those mice that received the garlic remained healthy, where all the others got sick. To make nose drops, Bergner instructs us to crush some garlic to obtain juice, and add ten parts water and mix well.  Eating garlic will also have a systemic effect, but deodorized garlic tablets or capsules reportedly do not work near as well.

Hydrogen Peroxide: Another method is to fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. Tilt your head back and spray it into your nostrils. It will bubble up and help to kill the bacteria in your nose. Hold for a few minutes and then blow your nose into a tissue. One can also use hydrogen peroxide in a vaporizer as well.

If an individual co-operates in a cleansing process of Nature by performing enemas, nasal washes and gives rest to his digestive system by observing a modified fast at the very beginning of cold or flu they will reduce the severity and length of their suffering and with a little luck get rid of the problem within 48 hours. During a fast, half lemon juice mixed with a glass of warm water may be taken several times a day. One or two spoons of honey may be added to this if desired. Not only does this help with the elimination process but it directs internal energies to healing instead of digesting and assimilating new food.

Zinc gluconate lozenges reduced the average duration of common colds with exceptionally strong statistical significance when taken in the first few hours.

Because most people don’t understand what detoxification symptoms are, they head to a drug-oriented doctor, who also doesn’t understand detoxification symptoms. The doctor confirms that they are sick, and then puts them on some sort of drug that is designed to stop the symptoms and this short circuits the detox dump and actually prolongs suffering. A real doctor will look at what is really going on and treat the problem on a fundamental level with medicinals that do not interfere with the natural process going on. According to recent studies use of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines at any stage of the illness only act to make it worse by prolonging the disease[3] and drugs like Tamiflu have their own dangerous toxicity that in certain cases is life threatening.

[1] “The Common Cold” Etiology, Prevention and Treatment*
VOLNEY S. CHENEY, M. D., FELLOW A. P. H. A.
Medical Director, Armour and Co., Chicago,Ill. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/reprint/18/1/15.pdf

[2] Note: “Neti pot salt” (or “aromatic salt”) is just a marketing gimmick to sell salt at a higher price. It usually has some essential oils added, which might have some therapeutic value, or which some people may find pleasing. However it should be viewed as a luxury at a premium price, with relatively little practical value. Use it if you wish, but pickling salt is usually just as pure and free of additives, is widely available, and generally inexpensive.

For questions pertaining to your own personal health issues or for specific dosing of Dr. Sircus's protocol items please seek a consultation. Please visit our knowledge base to see if your question may have been answered previously.

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  • Nick

    Surely Bicarb of Soda is a salt and regular use will increase the amount of salt ion your body? My question is how safe is Bicarb in relation to overall sodium levels in the body?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Nick,

      Most people believe that the sodium in bicarbonate will raise levels, however we have seen some research that states that it is only sodium chloride that raises blood pressure and not the sodium bicarbonate. Of course this is contraversial at this point. This is why we suggest keeping a watch on your blood pressure when using bicarbonate. Sodium is needed by body systems, so clearly not everything is known despite the fact that we are told over and over by the media and mainstream that too much sodium is not good for us.

  • Nick

    Surely Bicarb of Soda is a salt and regular use will increase the amount of salt ion your body? My question is how safe is Bicarb in relation to overall sodium levels in the body?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Nick,

      Most people believe that the sodium in bicarbonate will raise levels, however we have seen some research that states that it is only sodium chloride that raises blood pressure and not the sodium bicarbonate. Of course this is contraversial at this point. This is why we suggest keeping a watch on your blood pressure when using bicarbonate. Sodium is needed by body systems, so clearly not everything is known despite the fact that we are told over and over by the media and mainstream that too much sodium is not good for us.

  • Rachel

    Colloidal silver in the nose has the same effect,it works overnight :)
    I haven’t had a cold in 2 years.

  • Rachel

    Colloidal silver in the nose has the same effect,it works overnight :)
    I haven’t had a cold in 2 years.

  • Greg

    To convert measurements this site provides an excellent calculator:
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/

    By entering “1 dram = teaspoons” the answer is 0.75 teaspoons

    By entering “1 gram = teaspoons” the answer is 0.2029 teaspoons or 5 grams = 1 teaspoon

    By entering “1 ml = teaspoons” the answer is 0.2029 teaspoons or 5 ml = 1 teaspoon.

    I hope this helps.

  • Greg

    To convert measurements this site provides an excellent calculator:
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/

    By entering “1 dram = teaspoons” the answer is 0.75 teaspoons

    By entering “1 gram = teaspoons” the answer is 0.2029 teaspoons or 5 grams = 1 teaspoon

    By entering “1 ml = teaspoons” the answer is 0.2029 teaspoons or 5 ml = 1 teaspoon.

    I hope this helps.

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  • stan-lee

    I want to ask if I could use sodium bicarbonate with iodine as a cleaner and a sanatizer for the home.
    cleaning table s and counters and bathrooms ?

    • IMVA Staff

      Stan-lee,

      Sodium bicarbonate makes a wonderful cleanser for surfaces in the home, even in nurseries. Iodine may cause some staining however it will kill germs.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • stan-lee

    I want to ask if I could use sodium bicarbonate with iodine as a cleaner and a sanatizer for the home.
    cleaning table s and counters and bathrooms ?

    • IMVA Staff

      Stan-lee,

      Sodium bicarbonate makes a wonderful cleanser for surfaces in the home, even in nurseries. Iodine may cause some staining however it will kill germs.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Ray G

    Hi Dr,

    Can Iodine and Sodium Bicarbonate be mixed together?

    Thank you

  • Ray G

    Hi Dr,

    Can Iodine and Sodium Bicarbonate be mixed together?

    Thank you

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  • Marie O Malley

    hi just wondering if sodium bicarbonate would work for burning in my bladder and IBS

  • Marie O Malley

    hi just wondering if sodium bicarbonate would work for burning in my bladder and IBS

  • green

    Hi Dr

    Regarding Garlic, i have been an avud user of them espically when i feel the pinch of sore throat they really work. But sometimes I avoid te sore throat , the virus r bacteria tends to go up and turn into nose infection(blocked my nose). Is that possible? and can I use garlic drops at the first symptoms of cold even bfore my nse gets blocked???

    thanks

  • green

    Hi Dr

    Regarding Garlic, i have been an avud user of them espically when i feel the pinch of sore throat they really work. But sometimes I avoid te sore throat , the virus r bacteria tends to go up and turn into nose infection(blocked my nose). Is that possible? and can I use garlic drops at the first symptoms of cold even bfore my nse gets blocked???

    thanks

  • Maria Kyprianou

    Please please help us. I ve read so much about sodium bicarb healing or preventing cancer, but no where I have found exact guidance how to use it. My friend has breast cancer and it was removed with surgery. She was treated with chemotherapy and radiation and she finished her sessions. She is refusing to take any more medication for prevention or pills with hormons. She decided to make a healthy living instead. Can sodium bicarb help? and what dose can she take?

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Maria,

      I hope you can understand why specific dosages of sodium bicarbonate cannot be given without much more information about your friend’s condition and medical treatment. You might want to consider a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus where he can better evaluate her needs.

      Sodium bicarbonate needs to be taken in an amount that will raise the pH into a very alkaline level to kill off cancer cells. This would be different for everyone and needs to be checked by testing with pH strips daily and the amounts adjusted according to those results.

      Sincerely,

      Claudia Frencch RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Maria Kyprianou

    Please please help us. I ve read so much about sodium bicarb healing or preventing cancer, but no where I have found exact guidance how to use it. My friend has breast cancer and it was removed with surgery. She was treated with chemotherapy and radiation and she finished her sessions. She is refusing to take any more medication for prevention or pills with hormons. She decided to make a healthy living instead. Can sodium bicarb help? and what dose can she take?

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Maria,

      I hope you can understand why specific dosages of sodium bicarbonate cannot be given without much more information about your friend’s condition and medical treatment. You might want to consider a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus where he can better evaluate her needs.

      Sodium bicarbonate needs to be taken in an amount that will raise the pH into a very alkaline level to kill off cancer cells. This would be different for everyone and needs to be checked by testing with pH strips daily and the amounts adjusted according to those results.

      Sincerely,

      Claudia Frencch RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Anne-Marie Van den Bossche

    I am overwelmed by the great results there are with Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium and Iodine.
    I read about lots of illnesses that are cured with it.
    Would treatment with Sodium Bicarbonate and Magnesium
    give relieve for CFIDS (Chronic Fatique Immune Disfunction Syndrome).
    My two children and myself have this debilitating illness and
    don’t know what to do anymore.
    With gratitude,
    Anne-Marie

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Anne-Marie,

      Its amazing how many illnesses have a magnesium deficiency associated with them. Most doctors do not think to look for a deficiency or they look to the blood/serum for low levels. Unfortunately the blood is the last place they should be looking because its levels are held in tight control. So manesium is being pulled first from other tissues to keep the blood levels good. Once the levels in the blood drop, people are in serious trouble. but if the blood levels look good (within normal limits) this does not mean the body is adequately supplied.

      Iodine provided can often raise energy levels, in fact if using Nascent iodine it is recommended not to take after 4 pm or you might have difficutly getting to sleep. Sodium bicarbonate will help you to get to an alkaline state more rapidly along with eating a diet that will provide more alkalinity. All of these should help you feel better.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Anne-Marie Van den Bossche

    I am overwelmed by the great results there are with Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium and Iodine.
    I read about lots of illnesses that are cured with it.
    Would treatment with Sodium Bicarbonate and Magnesium
    give relieve for CFIDS (Chronic Fatique Immune Disfunction Syndrome).
    My two children and myself have this debilitating illness and
    don’t know what to do anymore.
    With gratitude,
    Anne-Marie

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Anne-Marie,

      Its amazing how many illnesses have a magnesium deficiency associated with them. Most doctors do not think to look for a deficiency or they look to the blood/serum for low levels. Unfortunately the blood is the last place they should be looking because its levels are held in tight control. So manesium is being pulled first from other tissues to keep the blood levels good. Once the levels in the blood drop, people are in serious trouble. but if the blood levels look good (within normal limits) this does not mean the body is adequately supplied.

      Iodine provided can often raise energy levels, in fact if using Nascent iodine it is recommended not to take after 4 pm or you might have difficutly getting to sleep. Sodium bicarbonate will help you to get to an alkaline state more rapidly along with eating a diet that will provide more alkalinity. All of these should help you feel better.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Mary McLeod

    Thank you so much for this intelligent, safe & natural healing methodes as opposed the expensive farma feeding the body with more toxins.
    Wonderful that we have good people on Eearth to help us survive this madness.
    With gratitude

    Mary

  • Mary McLeod

    Thank you so much for this intelligent, safe & natural healing methodes as opposed the expensive farma feeding the body with more toxins.
    Wonderful that we have good people on Eearth to help us survive this madness.
    With gratitude

    Mary

  • Richard Kirby

    Thanks. It’s the 4th day of taking oral bc. My cold symptoms are almost completely gone! I don’t have to go forward fearing that pneumonia will “get me some day.”

  • Richard Kirby

    Thanks. It’s the 4th day of taking oral bc. My cold symptoms are almost completely gone! I don’t have to go forward fearing that pneumonia will “get me some day.”

  • Richard Kirby

    Dr. Mark,

    I regularly take 5 0r 6 drops of lugol solution, but I understand you recommend more magnesium than I’m able to get. What is your recommendation and how much magnesium (in layman’s terms, please) do you advise.

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

      Richard,
      Use magnesium chloride in your baths instead of epsom salts. The magnesium chloride will last longer in your body. By doing this and using the oil on your skin, your magnesium stores will increase much faster than it will by taking oral doses of magnesium. Dr. Norm Shealy proved this in his early work. Magnesium from oral doses is only absorbed at the rate of about 30-40% and it can take up to a year to get depleted magnesium levels up where they belong. By usinng 1 or 2 oz/day on your skin you can bring levels up within a few months. Any excess will be excreted through your kidneys, if you have good kidney function. (caution if kidney function is compromised)

      Get some magnesium bath flakes from LL’s Magnetic Clay and use this instead of epsom salt and see the difference. http://www.magneticclay.com/

  • Richard Kirby

    Dr. Mark,

    I regularly take 5 0r 6 drops of lugol solution, but I understand you recommend more magnesium than I’m able to get. What is your recommendation and how much magnesium (in layman’s terms, please) do you advise.

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

      Richard,
      Use magnesium chloride in your baths instead of epsom salts. The magnesium chloride will last longer in your body. By doing this and using the oil on your skin, your magnesium stores will increase much faster than it will by taking oral doses of magnesium. Dr. Norm Shealy proved this in his early work. Magnesium from oral doses is only absorbed at the rate of about 30-40% and it can take up to a year to get depleted magnesium levels up where they belong. By usinng 1 or 2 oz/day on your skin you can bring levels up within a few months. Any excess will be excreted through your kidneys, if you have good kidney function. (caution if kidney function is compromised)

      Get some magnesium bath flakes from LL’s Magnetic Clay and use this instead of epsom salt and see the difference. http://www.magneticclay.com/

  • Richard Kirby

    Dr. Mark,

    I’m 74 years old and for the past two years I’ve had colds every 4-6 months which developed into bronchitis/pneumonia that took weeks and rounds of anti-biotics and steroids to cure. You can imagine that now, when I get a sniffle, I’m scared. But not this time! Three days ago I started the old, dreaded cycle and began taking soda orally, about 1/2 tsp 3 times a day. I’ve also been eating mainly alkaline foods and juicing once a day. I am nearly completely over all symptoms and plan to continue until I get rid of chronic sinusitis and a few other symptoms. I take vit.C, magnesium citrate and rub in magnesium oil and soak now and then in epsom salts. Thanks for the vital info, I’m sure it will change my life. Oh, yes, my wife wants to know how changing the pH increases oxygen delivery.

  • Richard Kirby

    Dr. Mark,

    I’m 74 years old and for the past two years I’ve had colds every 4-6 months which developed into bronchitis/pneumonia that took weeks and rounds of anti-biotics and steroids to cure. You can imagine that now, when I get a sniffle, I’m scared. But not this time! Three days ago I started the old, dreaded cycle and began taking soda orally, about 1/2 tsp 3 times a day. I’ve also been eating mainly alkaline foods and juicing once a day. I am nearly completely over all symptoms and plan to continue until I get rid of chronic sinusitis and a few other symptoms. I take vit.C, magnesium citrate and rub in magnesium oil and soak now and then in epsom salts. Thanks for the vital info, I’m sure it will change my life. Oh, yes, my wife wants to know how changing the pH increases oxygen delivery.

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  • Erwin Alber

    Read here how Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) saved the life of a New Zealand farmer:

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/24/IV-Vitamin-C-Used-to-Recover-Terminal-Swine-Flu-Case.aspx

    http://www.camltd.co.nz/h1n1.html

    (It’s interesting and somewhat amusing to compare the two different accounts of the same case!)

    There is little if any doubt that most, if not all the deaths from flu and other infections could be/could have been prevented with IVC!

  • Erwin Alber

    Read here how Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) saved the life of a New Zealand farmer:

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/24/IV-Vitamin-C-Used-to-Recover-Terminal-Swine-Flu-Case.aspx

    http://www.camltd.co.nz/h1n1.html

    (It’s interesting and somewhat amusing to compare the two different accounts of the same case!)

    There is little if any doubt that most, if not all the deaths from flu and other infections could be/could have been prevented with IVC!

  • Erwin Alber

    Many thanks to Dr Sircus for thre valuable information. I too ask that Dr Sircus respond to requests that all measurements be translated into easier measurements, such as level teaspoons or tablespoons.

    Not too sure what a “heaping teaspoon means though. Is it a heaped teaspoons? That’s not a very accurate measurements, as a heaping teaspoon could be somewhat heaped or very much heaped. Measurements given in level taspoons or tablespoons, or even measurements in ml (as measured in a small conical measuring cup avaiable from pharmacies) would be very helpful.

    Also, I understand that there is medical hydrogen peroxide solution for external application, and food grade hydrogen peroxide used for internal application. The ordinary kind is readily available from pharmacies; not too sure about the food grade hydrogen peroxide.

    Hydrogen peroxide is excellent for a once only wound disinfection; repeated use can be harsh on the newly forming tissues. Alwas use appropriate dilutions (put a few drops in a little water). It is an excellent tetanus prophylactic.

  • Erwin Alber

    Many thanks to Dr Sircus for thre valuable information. I too ask that Dr Sircus respond to requests that all measurements be translated into easier measurements, such as level teaspoons or tablespoons.

    Not too sure what a “heaping teaspoon means though. Is it a heaped teaspoons? That’s not a very accurate measurements, as a heaping teaspoon could be somewhat heaped or very much heaped. Measurements given in level taspoons or tablespoons, or even measurements in ml (as measured in a small conical measuring cup avaiable from pharmacies) would be very helpful.

    Also, I understand that there is medical hydrogen peroxide solution for external application, and food grade hydrogen peroxide used for internal application. The ordinary kind is readily available from pharmacies; not too sure about the food grade hydrogen peroxide.

    Hydrogen peroxide is excellent for a once only wound disinfection; repeated use can be harsh on the newly forming tissues. Alwas use appropriate dilutions (put a few drops in a little water). It is an excellent tetanus prophylactic.

  • dar

    Yikes, Dr.Mark,surely You jest: ‘At the time of taking the treatment, the usual meal should be dispensed with, or should consist of milk and some cereal…’
    Dairy?!
    Prof Rbt Cohen writes:
    ‘Nasal Congestion
    milk causes mucous… Long distance runners know. Opera singers know. Broadway actors and actresses are told not to consume milk or dairy products or their voices will become “phlegmy.”
    Eighty percent of milk protein is casein, a tenacious glue and allergenic protein.
    Eat casein and you produce histamines…By eliminating ALL milk and dairy for just one week, most people note the differences, which include better sleep, more energy, better bowel movements, clarity in thought, muscle, bone, and back pain relief.
    Oh, yes. NOTMILK means saying goodbye to nasal congestion.’
    http://notmilk.com/n.html
    cheers&ManyThanks for all Your superlative newsletters

  • dar

    Yikes, Dr.Mark,surely You jest: ‘At the time of taking the treatment, the usual meal should be dispensed with, or should consist of milk and some cereal…’
    Dairy?!
    Prof Rbt Cohen writes:
    ‘Nasal Congestion
    milk causes mucous… Long distance runners know. Opera singers know. Broadway actors and actresses are told not to consume milk or dairy products or their voices will become “phlegmy.”
    Eighty percent of milk protein is casein, a tenacious glue and allergenic protein.
    Eat casein and you produce histamines…By eliminating ALL milk and dairy for just one week, most people note the differences, which include better sleep, more energy, better bowel movements, clarity in thought, muscle, bone, and back pain relief.
    Oh, yes. NOTMILK means saying goodbye to nasal congestion.’
    http://notmilk.com/n.html
    cheers&ManyThanks for all Your superlative newsletters

  • David B Winter, DO

    My father was a veterinarian and as far back as I can remember(I was born in 1938 so my memory goes back to maybe 1943) he would take sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a full glass of warm water whenever he felt a cold coming on. I don’t remember him ever coming down with a full blown cold. He would treat my cold symptoms likewise and I responded equally as well. He also treated farm animals for various illnesses with sodium bicarb via a gastric tube and they recovered quickly. So I’ve known about the benefits of sodium bicarbonate from early childhood on. Glad to see that its benefits are being more widely touted. Although my father was a DVM,he sometimes referred to himself as an MD(Mule Doctor). David B Winter, DO

  • David B Winter, DO

    My father was a veterinarian and as far back as I can remember(I was born in 1938 so my memory goes back to maybe 1943) he would take sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a full glass of warm water whenever he felt a cold coming on. I don’t remember him ever coming down with a full blown cold. He would treat my cold symptoms likewise and I responded equally as well. He also treated farm animals for various illnesses with sodium bicarb via a gastric tube and they recovered quickly. So I’ve known about the benefits of sodium bicarbonate from early childhood on. Glad to see that its benefits are being more widely touted. Although my father was a DVM,he sometimes referred to himself as an MD(Mule Doctor). David B Winter, DO

  • Ann Marie Doria

    Dear Dr. Sircus:
    As usual, your information regarding illness and wellness is great and so sorely needed. You give all of us a sense of control in our wellness programs. Also, so far everything you have given us is affordable.
    Thank you and God Bless.

  • Ann Marie Doria

    Dear Dr. Sircus:
    As usual, your information regarding illness and wellness is great and so sorely needed. You give all of us a sense of control in our wellness programs. Also, so far everything you have given us is affordable.
    Thank you and God Bless.

  • Tonya

    Great info!! I hope it circles the globe.
    I agree with the measurement request. Its easier to use teaspoons to measure. You cant properly convert tsps to grams either because one is weight and the other volume. For those that need something to measure mls. Go to any pharmacy and ask for a medicine syringe they will usually give it to you for free. I used sodium bicarb to cure a bladder or kidney infection in my son. I gave him 1/2tsp in 6 oz of water 2 times and it was gone.
    Also I read that you make 3% H2O2 by mixing 1oz of 35% food grade H2O2 with 11oz of distilled water. This H2O2 doesnt have the added junk you buy over the counter. You could use that mixture to make the 50/50 for nasal aspiration.

  • Tonya

    Great info!! I hope it circles the globe.
    I agree with the measurement request. Its easier to use teaspoons to measure. You cant properly convert tsps to grams either because one is weight and the other volume. For those that need something to measure mls. Go to any pharmacy and ask for a medicine syringe they will usually give it to you for free. I used sodium bicarb to cure a bladder or kidney infection in my son. I gave him 1/2tsp in 6 oz of water 2 times and it was gone.
    Also I read that you make 3% H2O2 by mixing 1oz of 35% food grade H2O2 with 11oz of distilled water. This H2O2 doesnt have the added junk you buy over the counter. You could use that mixture to make the 50/50 for nasal aspiration.

  • http://crystalessence.com Adrienne Cohen

    I am wondering how to decipher drams, etc. I would like to see measurements like tsp or drops. Is that possible?

  • http://crystalessence.com Adrienne Cohen

    I am wondering how to decipher drams, etc. I would like to see measurements like tsp or drops. Is that possible?

  • Greg Chitwood

    I am very interested in the use of Sodium Bicarbonate and Iodine to treat Hepatitis C. How do I purchase these items?

    Thank you very much,

    Greg Chitwood

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

      Sodium Bicarbonate is available in local supermarkets. Iodine is available in a number of forms and dosages depend on the condition being treated. You should work with a qualified health care practioner to monitor this. That said, IMVA recommends the use of nascent iodine available from LL Magnetic Clay: http://www.magneticclay.com/ . If higher doses are desired you will need Lugol’s or the pill form, Iodoral, available from various Internet sources.

  • Greg Chitwood

    I am very interested in the use of Sodium Bicarbonate and Iodine to treat Hepatitis C. How do I purchase these items?

    Thank you very much,

    Greg Chitwood

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

      Sodium Bicarbonate is available in local supermarkets. Iodine is available in a number of forms and dosages depend on the condition being treated. You should work with a qualified health care practioner to monitor this. That said, IMVA recommends the use of nascent iodine available from LL Magnetic Clay: http://www.magneticclay.com/ . If higher doses are desired you will need Lugol’s or the pill form, Iodoral, available from various Internet sources.

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  • Lucretia Smith

    Yes, excellent information. Thank you so much Marcus…you are so appeciated for all your life saving health knowledge as well as your heart. The only thing is, like the first commentor, I too would appeciate if you could write your measurements in teaspoons rather than grams. Not sure how to figure grams.

    Thank you.

  • Lucretia Smith

    Yes, excellent information. Thank you so much Marcus…you are so appeciated for all your life saving health knowledge as well as your heart. The only thing is, like the first commentor, I too would appeciate if you could write your measurements in teaspoons rather than grams. Not sure how to figure grams.

    Thank you.

  • Hannah Troy

    When using the hydrogen peroxide 50/50 solution what strength

    peroxide are you starting off with?

    Thanks for the info in the article.

    ashwa

  • Hannah Troy

    When using the hydrogen peroxide 50/50 solution what strength

    peroxide are you starting off with?

    Thanks for the info in the article.

    ashwa

  • Jolene

    Yes re: Michael’s request for household dosages! I was never good at math, and am having a difficult time trying to translate grams into teaspoons, LOL!

  • Jolene

    Yes re: Michael’s request for household dosages! I was never good at math, and am having a difficult time trying to translate grams into teaspoons, LOL!

  • Claudia Lopez

    I would like to give you the thanks for all the information you relay to us. Your work is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work. You definitely gave me an eye opener on the Swine Flu vaccine, thank you.

  • Claudia Lopez

    I would like to give you the thanks for all the information you relay to us. Your work is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work. You definitely gave me an eye opener on the Swine Flu vaccine, thank you.

  • Terri W

    Dr. Siricus,
    Thank you for providing sensible healing information, especially sodium bicarbonate, iodine and magnesium. I have just recovered from a brief episode with a “cold”, brief due to your information about sodium bicarbonate. The information you share allows one to be more independent of the ever expanding US medical-complex and pharmaceutical industry. Your knowledge and philosophy for sharing surely benefits all who are fortunate to find your writings on the web. It is evident and a blessing to humanity that you are not controlled by the AMA business model.

    I feel fortunate to have found your site some time ago. I look forward to all of your newsletters, and pass them along to family and friends.

    Thank you again for knowing the practice of medicine is about people and sharing your wealth of information.
    Kindly,
    Terri W

  • Terri W

    Dr. Siricus,
    Thank you for providing sensible healing information, especially sodium bicarbonate, iodine and magnesium. I have just recovered from a brief episode with a “cold”, brief due to your information about sodium bicarbonate. The information you share allows one to be more independent of the ever expanding US medical-complex and pharmaceutical industry. Your knowledge and philosophy for sharing surely benefits all who are fortunate to find your writings on the web. It is evident and a blessing to humanity that you are not controlled by the AMA business model.

    I feel fortunate to have found your site some time ago. I look forward to all of your newsletters, and pass them along to family and friends.

    Thank you again for knowing the practice of medicine is about people and sharing your wealth of information.
    Kindly,
    Terri W

  • Walter Thompson, Jr.

    I found this information to be very detailed and easy to understand. The article is right on with the items an ways to relieve the effects of cold, flu an sinus problems. Thank you for your information.

  • Walter Thompson, Jr.

    I found this information to be very detailed and easy to understand. The article is right on with the items an ways to relieve the effects of cold, flu an sinus problems. Thank you for your information.

  • Michael Bernardin

    Hello Marcus, I always appreciate your information and have purchased a couple of your e-books. It would be helpful to me when you are giving dosages of sodium bicarbonate or iodine to use units of measurement that are easy for us like teaspoons or drops. Drams and grams and ml are not always measurable in the common home. Thanks for reading this. Sherbrooke,Quebec

  • Michael Bernardin

    Hello Marcus, I always appreciate your information and have purchased a couple of your e-books. It would be helpful to me when you are giving dosages of sodium bicarbonate or iodine to use units of measurement that are easy for us like teaspoons or drops. Drams and grams and ml are not always measurable in the common home. Thanks for reading this. Sherbrooke,Quebec