Healing the Kidneys with Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

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Sodium bicarbonate is not only an excellent agent for natural chemotherapy, bringing as it does higher O2 levels through increased alkalinity to the cells, it is also one of the most basic medicines we have for kidney disease. New research by British scientists at the Royal London Hospital shows that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.[1] We don’t need a thousand years of tests to understand something as simple as water and it is quite the same with bicarbonate, which is always present in the best drinking waters.

Bicarbonate acts to stimulate the ATPase by acting directly on it.[2]

The simple household product used for baking, cleaning, bee stings, treating asthma, cancer and acid indigestion is so effective in treating kidney disease that it prevents patients from having to be put on kidney machines. The findings have been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Bicarbonate is a truly strong universal concentrated nutritional medicine that works effectively in many clinical situations that we would not normally think of. It is a prime emergency room and intensive care medicine that can save a person’s life in a heartbeat and it is also a supermarket item that you can take right off the shelf and use for more things than one can imagine – including diaper rash.

Dr. SK Hariachar, a nephrologist who oversees the Renal Hypertension Unit in Tampa Florida stated, upon seeing the research on bicarbonate and kidney disease, ”I am glad to see confirmation of what we have known for so long.  I have been treating my patients with bicarbonate for many years in attempts to delay the need for dialysis, and now we finally have a legitimate study to back us up. Not only that, we have the added information that some people already on dialysis can reverse their condition with the use of sodium bicarbonate”.

John, a dialysis technician at the same center as Dr. Hariachar, who used to be on dialysis himself for 2 years as a result of kidney failure, had his kidneys miraculously start functioning to the point where dialysis was no longer needed. He states that he was prescribed oral doses of sodium bicarbonate throughout his treatment, and still takes it daily to prevent recurrences of kidney failure. Dr. Hariachar maintains though, that not everyone will be helped by taking bicarbonate. He says that those patients who have difficulty excreting acids, even with dialysis using a bicarbonate dialysate bath, that, “oral bicarbonate makes all the difference.”

Kidneys Produce Bicarbonate

The exocrine section of the pancreas has been greatly ignored in the treatment of diabetes even though its impairment is a well documented condition. The pancreas is primarily responsible for the production of enzymes and bicarbonate necessary for normal digestion of food. Bicarbonate is so important for protecting the kidneys that even the kidneys get into the act of producing bicarbonate and now we know the common denominator between diabetes and kidney disease. When the body is hit with reductions in bicarbonate output by these two organs,’ acid conditions build and then entire body physiology begins to go south. Likewise when acid buildup outstrips these organs normal bicarbonate capacity cellular deterioration begins.

The kidneys alone produce about two hundred and fifty grams (about half a pound) of bicarbonate per day in an attempt to neutralize acid in the body.

The kidneys monitor and control the acidity or “acid-base” (pH) balance of the blood. If the blood is too acidic, the kidney makes bicarbonate to restore the bloods pH balance. If the blood is too alkaline, then the kidney excretes bicarbonate into the urine to restore the balance. Acid-base balance is the net result of two processes, first, the removal of bicarbonate subsequent to hydrogen ion production from the metabolism of dietary constituents; second, the synthesis of “new” bicarbonate by the kidney.[3]

It is considered that normal adults eating ordinary Western diets have chronic, low-grade acidosis which increases with age. This excess acid, or acidosis, is considered to contribute to many diseases and to contribute to the aging process. Acidosis occurs often when the body cannot produce enough bicarbonate ions (or other alkaline compounds) to neutralize the acids in the body formed from metabolism and drinking highly acid drinks like Coke, Pepsi and we are even seeing reports on bottled mineral water being way too acidic.

Acid-buffering by means of base supplementation is one of the major roles of dialysis. Bicarbonate concentration in the dialysate (solution containing water and chemicals (electrolytes) that passes through the artificial kidney to remove excess fluids and wastes from the blood, also called “bath.”) should be personalized in order to reach a midweek pre-dialysis serum bicarbonate concentration of 22 mmol/l.[4] Use of sodium bicarbonate in dialysate has been shown in studies to better control some metabolic aspects and to improve both treatment tolerance and patients’ life quality. Bicarbonate dialysis, unlike acetate-free biofiltration, triggers mediators of inflammation and apoptosis.[5]

One of the main reasons we become acid is from over-consumption of protein. Eating meat and dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.[6] We would find the same for breast and other cancers as well. Conversely mineral deficiencies are another reason and when you combine high protein intake with decreasing intake of minerals you have a disease in the making through lowering of pH into highly acidic conditions. When protein breaks down in our bodies they break into strong acids.

Unless a treatment actually removes acid toxins from the body and increases oxygen, water, and nutrients most medical interventions come to naught.

These acids must be excreted by the kidneys because they contain sulfur, phosphorus or nitrogen which cannot break down into water and carbon dioxide to be eliminated as the weak acids are. In their passage through the kidneys these strong acids must take a basic mineral with them because in this way they are converted into their neutral salts and don’t burn the kidneys on their way out. This would happen if these acids were excreted in their free acid form.

Substituting a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion prior to administration of radiocontrast material seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy.[7] - Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy
American Medical Association

Bicarbonate ions neutralize the acid conditions required for chronic inflammatory reactions. Hence, sodium bicarbonate is of benefit in the treatment of a range of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Sodium bicarbonate is a well studied and used medicine with known effects. Sodium bicarbonate is effective in treating poisonings or overdoses from many chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs by negating their cardiotoxic and neurotoxic effects.[8] It is the main reason it is used by orthodox oncology – to mitigate the highly toxic effects of chemotherapy.

Sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.

Sodium bicarbonate injection is 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. The acid/alkaline balance is one of the most overlooked aspects of medicine. In general, the American public is heavily acid, excepting vegetarians, and even their bodies have to face increasing levels of toxic exposure, which help turn the body to acidic pH conditions.


[2] Origin of the Bicarbonate Stimulation of Torpedo Electric Organ Synaptic Vesicle ATPase. Joan E. Rothlein  1 Stanley M. Parsons. Department of Chemistry and the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

[3] Levine DZ, Jacobson HR: The regulation of renal acid secretion: New observations from studies of distal nephron segments. Kidney Int 29:1099–1109, 1986

[8] These include, Benzotropines (valium) cyclic antidepressants (amytriptayine), organophosphates, methanol (Methyl alcohol is a cheap and potent adulterant of illicit liquors) Diphenhydramine (Benedryl), Beta blockers (propanalol) Barbiturates, and Salicylates (Aspirin).   Poisoning by drugs that block voltage-gated sodium channels produces intraventricular conduction defects, myocardial depression, bradycardia, and ventricular arrhythmias. Human and animal reports suggest that hypertonic sodium bicarbonate may be effective therapy for numerous agents possessing sodium channel blocking properties, including cocaine, quinidine, procainamide, flecainide, mexiletine, bupivacaine, and others.

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Comments:

  • michelle

    My daughter have Churg Strauss disease and há 80% of both kidney damage and is doing diálisis! How much should I give to her of bicarbonate? Add in the water? Please help me

  • Dulce

    My friend has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since, he has been suffering from kidney problems that has lead him to only
    having 2 years left to live. His pancreas are not functioning properly as well. How could he improve his health through baking soda how much and how would he need to take it?

    • Maurice Guggisberg

      Dear Dulce,
      I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s situation.
      Dr. Sircus has an entire protocol of a number of things that may help you. You can read about his protocol and about dosages in the ebook Treatment Essentials:

      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/

      Or you can choose a consultation with Dr. Sircus for an in depth recommendation for you. He is available to take patients via his online clinic.

      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Please let me know if I can be of further help.
      Best Regards,
      Maurice Guggisberg
      IMVA Support Team

  • Sudha

    Hello,
    My mumma (67) has been diagnosed with kidney failure and has been put on dialysis since June 2013. She has several blockages in her major blood vessels so, haemo dialysis was a failure. Her fistula (in the arm) became infected and her arm swelled up majorly. She was admitted in the hospital for removal of fistula and the docs performed the dialysis through her neck. But the blockages were causing trouble and they said dialysis through the neck wasn’t a permanent solution .so, after much deliberation and discussion, mumma agreed to undergo CAPD (peritoneal dialysis) and a pipe was inserted in the peritoneal layer of her tummy. By this time, she was so troubled and had lost her appetite completely, and thus lost a lot of protein in the course of CAPD. She became severely malnourished and our docs asked us to import the nutrineal (BAXTER) bags from Singapore. The high level of nourishment provided by Nutrineal gave her instant boost and she had the strength to sit and stand on her own. But, by the time nutrineal was administered, she had so much water retention that her body had become hard with dents..(oedema) The docs found out that her potassium levels were very high and her sodium levels were very low.. So, she was given salty tabs and injections for potassium level control.

    Today, her potassium levels dropped below the required levels n her sodium is under control. So, is having potassium syrup daily, to regularize her potassium level.

    Her swelling is slowly reducing now and we are back home after a two month stay in the hospital. The docs discovered she was under dialysed and changed her dialysis bag combination to 4times a day.

    Pls lemme know if Baking Soda will be of any help to mumma. How may she take it.. In which form? How many times a day?

    • Maurice Guggisberg

      Dear Sudha,
      I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s situation.
      Dr. Sircus has an entire protocol of a number of things that may help you. You can read about his protocol and about dosages in the ebook Treatment Essentials:

      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/

      Or you can choose a consultation with Dr. Sircus for an in depth recommendation for you. He is available to take patients via his online clinic.

      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Please let me know if I can be of further help.
      Best Regards,
      Maurice Guggisberg
      IMVA Support Team

  • Maryanne

    I have recently been diagnosed with memboranus nephrothy will baking soda help

  • came

    hi what effect does it have on high blood presure patients

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Came,Some of the research that we have seen states that it is the sodium chloride and not sodium bicarbonate that raises blood pressure. However most doctors seem to feel that because there is sodium with the bicarbonate that it will cause blood pressure to go up.
      In light of this controversy we would urge you to keep a good check on your blood pressure while using sodium bicarbonate and monitor for consistent elevations. If this occurs either stop using it or cut back on the amount and frequency used.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Lizzie

    Can I drink club soda with lemon and ginger??

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Sure Lizzie,

      Do an Internet search and you will come up with lots of recipes mixing these three ingredients.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • danielle

    Hello my name is Danielle and i am on dialysis about 4 years now but i do not urinate but i want to know if i take the baking soda if it will help my kidneys too.

  • Melania Ghizdeanu

    Hello Claudia,
    My husband (36) has been diagnosed with IgA nephropathy in 2010. He had creatinine level between 2.5-2.8 for three years and during the last 4 months the creatinine incresed and now is having dialysis, after his condition aggravated recently due to a strong MRSA infection treated with antibiotics. He is barely urinating now (before the infection he had like 1.3 liters daily and before the aggravation his urinary creatinine was normal).
    He will start acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal therapy, however do you think Dr Sircus’s protocols may help him? I think regulating acidosis and maybe improving kidney circulation might reverse this acute apisode.
    Many thanks. Melania

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hi Melania,

      There are a number of things we have found that may be helpful for your husband. You are correct about alkalinizing and can have him cut down on meat. Dr. Sircus is available for consultation for further direction:
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Below is an older post of mine addressing the issues you should look into for him:
      recent research has shown that sodium bicarbonate in doses of 650 mg. 2-3 times/day may help prevent progression of kidney disease. Please work with your physician and watch for blood pressure elevations. and yes special diets are also needed.
      There is no way to be sure if anything recommended will restore the kidney functioning or not. All you can do right now is seek out the things that will assist in removing the toxins from the blood. There are many other ways that can be tried but you would need to obtain a consult with a natural practitioner in your area or with Dr. Sircus to overlook and provide proper advice.

      Some people can live for awhile with high creatinine, but most people become gradually more and more ill within a short time depending on the cause of the renal failure. I am re-posting below the list of recommendations that you can try, but there is no guarantee that these will work for you. These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your husband’s kidney failure.

      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.

      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function. Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to avoid.

      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed. Magnesium levels in the blood should be checked often .

      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.

      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg. bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis in some people who have problems excreting acids. . 650 mg is equal to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water. Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate and preferably from natural trona sources.

      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.

      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor near you. http://www.magneticclay.com / I add this to water and started taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.

      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use and how much. Use a BioMat or sauna to help with toxin removal.

      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic medicine which should be easy to find in your country (if in India)…..just make sure that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney disease. Go here and read: .http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidn

      10. You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc. to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole foods, adequate b vitamins.

      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000 mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels. See this video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v……

      His product is expensive but good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and is available here: http://larginineplus.com/

      I would take this first and as top priority.

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up in your blood .. most people on dialysis would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3 can be taken orally. 14. Use Spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi Spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.

      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium and mercury. Use product called Heavy Metal Detox or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.

      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine levels.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • Melania Ghizdeanu

        Dear Claudia,
        Many thanks for your answer. We will fix an appointment with dr Sircus as soon as practicable. We also bought the supplements and my husband started taking them. Meantime, could you please indicate the daily intake of L Arginine needed? Many thanks again.
        Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          Dear Malania,

          Doses are highly individual so its hard to tell you without more information how much L- arginine to take. It may also depend on the product you purchase.
          This is an essay Dr. Sircus wrote on L-arginine’s use in cancer treatment. But please read it carefully for the information is also important for kidney functioning and dosages are discussed. References provide links to the research cited as well and to the necessary amounts of citruline also needed. :
          http://drsircus.com/medicine/cancer/larginine-cancer

          Here is an excerpt from an article from Life Enhancement regarding the usefulness of L arginine in kidney failure::
          To test the effect of arginine on kidney function, the Japanese researchers devised a double-blind crossover trial – one in which the patients serve as their own controls by being “crossed over” from experimental group to control group, and vice versa, at a certain point. Seventeen CHF patients (14 men and 3 women) ranging in age from 29 to 71, with a mean of 56, were selected for the study, which entailed two five-day treatment periods separated by a two-day “washout” period of no treatment. The patients were hospitalized for the duration and were closely monitored. Blood and urine tests and other diagnostic procedures were used to evaluate the effects of the treatment regimen.
          The amount of arginine given was 15 grams per day, orally in the form of a pineapple-flavored drink. The placebo was the same drink, but without the arginine; the patients could presumably not tell the difference. Although 15 grams (slightly more than half an ounce) may sound like a lot by most nutritional-supplement standards, it is well tolerated with virtually no side effects. Indeed, infusions of twice that amount of arginine, 30 grams, are routinely used in tests of the human pituitary gland’s ability to release growth hormone, an endocrine process that is stimulated by arginine. Medically monitored subjects have even been given up to 60 grams (2.1 oz) of arginine without reports of serious problems.
          From the analysis of their results, the Japanese researchers concluded that arginine does have beneficial effects on the kidneys – specifically, on their ability to filter wastes, to maintain sodium and water balance, and to maintain neurohormonal balance – in patients with chronic heart failure. They believe that their results support the hypothesis that the beneficial effects of arginine on renal function are related to the production of nitric oxide in the vascular endothelium.
          THE BENEFITS OF ARGININE AND EXERCISE ARE ADDITIVE http://www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/124-arginine-keeps-kidneys-in-the-pink

          Always start out slowly following directions on the package and increase slowly with proper supervision by a qualified health care professional. Other research cautions:
          Arginine might also alter potassium levels in the body, especially in people with severe liver disease. This is a potential concern for individuals who take drugs that also alter potassium balance (such as potassium-sparing diuretics and ACE inhibitors ), as well as those with severe kidney disease. If you fall into any of these categories, do not use high-dose arginine except under physician supervision.

          Increasing hydration, if possible, reduces some of the effects of L-arginine that have been reported with higher doses. There is much information available on the Net and I would encourage you and your husband to arm yourself with this knowledge.

          Please work with your doctors and health care practitioners on this. FYI, I simply followed the recommendations on the label of the product I was using which was a once/per day dosage. I probably should have used more but definitely saw improvements in my kidney function and heart function on the lower doses. Make sure there is a recommended amount of citruline included in the product you use.

          Hope this helps you and best wishes for rapidly improving health.

          Sincerely,

          Claudia French

          IMVA

  • Pam

    Do you just take it in powder form or mix it with water?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Pam always mix in water and allow it to dissolve before drinking. Sodium bicarbonate is also available in tablet or capsule form over the Internet.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • raazerrae

    I recently was told that I have a tumor on my right kidney, and that it has a 90% chance of being cancer. I will opt to have it fully removed, but I am wondering if the bicarbonate can be utilized to help the left kidney adapt with out the right one???

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Raazerrae,

      That would not be a general use for sodium bicarbonate since one healthy kidney has the ability to function the same as two healthy kidneys. However if you have trouble excreting acids it may be useful for you. You need to talk with your doctor about this as he will have checked and will check post surgically on your acid levels.
      However, for everyone, a small amount in drinking water per day will do no harm but should be limited to about 1/8 tsp per gallon of water. Learn to follow an alkaline lifestyle and adjust diet to stay more alkaline in general.
      Best wishes for a complete and rapid recovery!!

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Kristie Putnam Lockwood

    I’m curious if this might help my dog who just got diagnosed with renal failure. Any thoughts?

  • shirley james

    I have 50% kidney function want to know if sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate, since I have high blood pressure, if it could help heal my kidney and increase there functioning. If so how much bicarbonate should I take daily and with what amount of water if any.

  • kaneez fatima

    yes

  • Mimi

    I have been on dialysis since 2009 due to uncontrolled high blood pressure. End of stage 5 of kidney failure. Kidney size is 160 NR, Creatine is 12.5 and BUN 34 Overall healthy. weight 119 lbs and height 5.2. Normal hemoglobin but high phosphorous at 9.5. How much of baking soda should be taking a day? I supplement this with natural Aloe Vera and organic apple cider. Please, could you advise me on the right dosage?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Mimi,

      We can only tell you at this point what the research has shown. Without more information from you we cannot advise on dosage. You can get a consultation with Dr. Sircus for that.
      The research says so far that sodium bicarbonate 1/8-1/4 tsp 2 or three times per day to be effective in preventing further kidney decline in those who have trouble excreting acids. Higher dosages were more effective. Please talk with your health care provider about whether this would help you and monitor your blood pressure for consistant elevations. There are many other things you can do , search answers further down for some of those listed. .
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Darlene

    Hi Dr Sircus, My brother has had Adrenal Cancer and has lost a kidney. He has been taking Mitotane (kemo pills) for the last 6/7 years now. His only kidney is now showing signs of shutting down. Please if you can give me some imformation that can turn this around it would be greatly appreciated and Life changing. Sincerely, Darlene

    • Maurice Guggisberg

      Dear Darlene,
      I’m sorry to hear about your brother’s situation.
      Dr. Sircus has an entire protocol of a number of things that may help you. You can read about his protocol and about dosages in the ebook Treatment Essentials:
      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/
      Or you can choose a consultation with Dr. Sircus for an in depth recommendation for you. He is available to take patients via his online clinic.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/
      Please let me know if I can be of further help.
      Best Regards,
      Maurice Guggisberg
      IMVA Support Team

  • Jan

    Thank you for the article I would like to know what is the most effective doses and does it differ for different blood groups

    • Maurice Guggisberg

      Jan, Dr. Sircus has an entire protocol of a number of things that may help you. You can read about his protocol and about dosages in the ebook Treatment Essentials: http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/treatment-essentials/
      Or you can choose a consultation with Dr. Sircus for an in depth recommendation for you. He is available to take patients via his online clinic.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/
      Please let me know if I can be of further help.
      Maurice Guggisberg
      IMVA Support Team

  • chandni

    hello doctor,i am 33 years woman..present creatnine 6.2 phosphorous is 5, pottassium is 5 & urea is 92..what u suggest how to take sodium bicarbonate in regular use..how much quantity..plz guide..

  • Lee

    I am 61 years old and found out about 7 months ago that I have polycystic kidney disease. I also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and have been on medication for both for about the past 20+ years. Would baking soda possibly help me. If so, how much should I have per day. Thank you.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Lee, yes it would possibly help with your polycystic kidney disease. So would iodine and magnesium chloride. Please seek a consultation with Dr. Sircus to learn more and get dosages.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • ruben gonzales

    i have renal tubular acidosis and my creatinine is 2.8 i’m having alot of bloating and constipation with constant low back pain how do i low my creatinine fast

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      · Renal Tubular Acidosis has a number of different causes but is generally the inability to excrete acids. These acids accumulate in the blood and can lead to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, and possibly total kidney failure. Treatment is by neutralizing the acids in the blood and this is why sodium bicarbonate is used for its rapid acting effect.
      · Try taking sodium bicarbonate 1/8-1/4 tsp 2 or three times per day. Research shows this amount to be effective in preventing further kidney decline.
      · Cut down on meats which cause creatinine levels to go up. Eat plant based foods.
      · Make sure your blood sugars stay within normal limits as this will cause creatinine levels to rise
      · Stay well hydrated as dehydration causes creatinine levels to rise
      · Avoid all fluoride in drinking water and food or medicines

      · Alpha lipoic acid supplements may help to lower creatinine levels
      · L-arginine may also help to improve circulation in the kidneys.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Nurse

    My daughter is 13yrs old and is on dialysis because of ESRD no cause was found for this when the biopsy was done.Can baking soda help her so she can save her kidneys and not have to get a transplant?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Nurse,

      Research has shown that for some kidney patients sodium bicarbonate taken at a dose of about 650 mg. two or three times per day can slow the progression of kidney damage. Some people on dialysis who have problems excreting acids are given this with improvement in their nutritional, health status and dialysis need. Their bicarbonate levels also run low and use of sodium bicarbonate was not found to be harmful. Please talk with your health care provider about this.
      Some clinical trials are being started to verify, determine and further define the proper used of oral sodium bicarbonate in kidney patients.
      http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/14/1/196

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Heather Harris

    I have been dealing with a very bizarre event that happened 6 years ago. I had very healthy kidneys until I had been driving my car for a couple hours when the radiator split and I absorbed a great deal of antifreeze via the ventilation.
    Initially it shut my kidneys down for 2 days, had steady muscle twitches for over a year, then occasionally. This week I had a reacurance. Passed thousands of grainy kidney stones.
    In short, magnesium, Everlast Kidney dissolve, Kangan. Water, accupuncture, Lymphatic Drainage to Kidneys were progressive in getting better.
    I have lost 25 lbs this past month and a half and had my kidneys barely produce urine the past 3 days.
    I have taken aluminum free baking soda since last night and things are working again.
    Not sure I am looking for advice, but who can you share such a crazy experience with?

    • Laura Denton

      How much baking soda did you take and how did you take it?

  • Normancourtney Jurs

    how do I come about getting these pills~?~

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      You can find sodium bicarbonate pills on the Internet and probably in health food stores….or you can use the sodium bicarbonate found in the grocery stores.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • Normancourtney Jurs

        ok tysvm

  • Sheila

    Hi
    I have been on lithium carbonate for 24 years – a treatment for bipolar disorder , – as a result I now have CKD . Would it be safe and beneficial to take sodium carbonate as you suggest to slow the process of deterioration – or is this not a good thing to try .
    Sheila

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Sheila, you will need a consultation with Dr. Sircus to discuss this issue. Sodium bicarbonate might surely help with the kidneys, but there are other things that you can also do such as get onto a program utilizing magnesium which could decrease your amount of medication you are taking. but you need to be in touch with your doctor and Dr. Sircus. Water retention is often a problem with lithium treatment and sodium bicarbonate might make this worse.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Andrew Torres

    My kidney function is not very good acording to tests, so ive started supplementing with Bi carb formula “125mg potassium and Sodium (from 320 mg sodium bicarbonate) should this help?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hi Andrew,

      We are not sure if this will have the same effect as sodium bicarbonate and the dosage you are taking is much lower. So you will have to let us know if it does help. To our knowledge there haven’t been any tests comparing the sodium bicarbonate against potassium bicarbonate for kidney failure.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • Andrew Torres

        HI thanks for the reply,

        Sorry I wrote it down wrong it is actually Potassium (from 320 mg potassium bicarbonate)

        and Sodium (from 320 mg sodium bicarbonate)..

        I will be taking 1- 2 capsules a day and having tests done in 3 weeks so I will let you know if there is any positive change.

        I was going to use normal sodium bicarbonate off the shelves but could not determine the dose so opted for these caps instead http://www.klaire.com/prod/proddetail.asp?id=V033-25

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          This potassium bicarbonate is often recommended instead of sodium bicarbonate for people with digestive problems and blood pressure problems. Will be anxious to hear the results from your doctors visit.
          The dosage for sodium bicarbonate found to be helpful in the studies I’ve been watching is listed as 650 mg. sodium bicarbonate 2 or 3 times per day…..equal to 1/8 tsp of store-bought powdered sodium bicarbonate in water. Also available in tablets or capsules online.
          Claudia French
          IMVA

          • Andrew Torres

            Thank you, maybe i have gone out and got the wrong one, bit will take it anyway for health benefits if nothing else.
            I saw this post last week and it prompted me to but it as I picked up some bicarbonate of soda from the store and in the ingredients it just said sodium carbonate so wasnt sure if it was the right thing? then searched for the pills… I will look into it in further detail but Do you think the original one i bought would of been ok?

          • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

            Yes Andrew, as long as the package said 100% sodium bicarbonate with no additives, no aluminum etc. that product should be fine to use.
            Claudia French
            IMVA

  • Beverley

    HI Doctor , I have recently been told by my Doctor that i have got

    Protein in my kidneys . Please tell me if i can use the bicarbonate

    And what dosage can i use as i am Diabetic & Hypertensive .
    Thanks for your help.
    Beverley

  • Vdoman

    Hello Claudia,
    I was born with one kidney and am overweight. Of course I have the three diseases of high blood pressure, diabetes type 2, and a little bit of high cholesterol. I was diagnosed with
    Glomerulonephritis 25 years ago. But now it has ramped up. I’m now at a kidney function of about 27% and am looking at dialysis in the next several months. It will ruin my career because I travel for a living and I don’t want to stop working at 52 years-old.

    In an attempt to lower my blood pressure and rid myself of diabetes, I’m about to undergo gastric by-pass surgery. But I would also like to consider this sodium bicarbonate therapy.

    In other postings you mention checking the PH levels in your blood. How is this done? Are there PH test strips like we use to check blood-sugar levels with meters for diabetes?

    Thanks

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Vdoman

      Many people are opting for the gastric bypass surgery, however you need to be aware that there are often some mineral deficiencies afterwards that will impact your health. Please check into this and think carefully about this option. Will this bypass surgery return your kidney functioning back to normal? It may not so you will still have to deal with reduced kidney function and the possibilty of dialysis. I know many diabetics who still had complications even after gaining control of the diabetes. Blood pressure control may help a lot but there are other ways, naturally, that you can try. If you have high blood pressure now, you will have to keep a close eye on your blood pressure as many believe this will add to HTN, though we have also seen studies showing that it is not sodium bicarbonate that raises blood pressure but only sodium chloride.
      Are you using magnesium to aid with the diabetes and hypertension issues? You should consider this and also consider using Co Q10 and get all fluoride out of your drinking water, diet and medications. Fluoride has been found to push people with kidney disease over the edge to dialysis. Also learn about L Arginine and how this can help.
      I am posting below some of the things that I have found that should be looked into for anyone with kidney disease or who may already be on dialysis. These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.
      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.
      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function. High Phosphorus foods are found amongst convenient processed foods and also include milk, beer, corn tortillas, ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, whole grain breads/crackers, brown and wild rice, pizza, processed meats such as lunchmeats, bologna, sausage and hot dogs, and even organ meats. Some beans, corn and dried seeds should be avoided. A list can be found at: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/phosphorus-and-chronic-kidney-disease/e/5306
      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed. Magnesium levels in the blood should be checked often .
      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.
      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg. bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water. Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate and preferably from natural trona sources.
      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.
      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor near you. http://www.magneticclay.com /
      I add this to water and started taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.
      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use and how much.
      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic medicine which should be easy to find in your country (if in India)…..just make sure that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney disease. Go here and read:
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_disease_questions.html

      10. You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc. to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole foods, adequate b vitamins. Researchers found that for each 10 gram increase in vegetable protein intake per day, people with chronic kidney disease had a 14% lower risk of dying due to the lowering of amounts of toxic acid accumulation in the blood. Consuming extra fruits and vegetables, which are highly alkaline, improves kidney health. In patients with chronic kidney disease, those with high dietary acid levels experienced accelerated kidney function decline.[i]
      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000 mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.
      See this video on one doctor’s experience with L-arginine reversing kidney disease:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE

      His product is expensive but good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and is available here:
      http://larginineplus.com/

      I would take this first and as top priority.

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up in your blood .most people on dialysis would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3 can be taken orally. For others dietary supplements of vit D3 have been shown to slow progression of kidney disease by reducing albuminuria in stage 3-4 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease).[ii]
      14. Use spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.
      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium and mercury. Use product called Heavy Metal Detox or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.
      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine levels.

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      [i] American Society of Nephrology (ASN) (2013, November 9). Acid levels in diet could have profound effects on kidney health. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 12, 2013, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­/releases/2013/11/131109192747.htm
      [ii] Reuters Health Information

      Vitamin D Curbs Albuminuria in Kidney Disease

      September 11, 2013; http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/810806

    • marc

      i find it such a shame that people are directed to surgery because of high blood pressure (and many other diseases) which can be easily cured in a short time using far more simple (and non-invasive) methods.
      Simply put: your daily diet is the KEY thing that is causing all your problems and your root issues.
      your doctors common advice of avoiding sodium and fatty food is far from enough.
      in summary:
      swap your entire daily menu over to FRUIT and VEGETABLES and WATER and get good sleep.
      THATS IT !!!!!!!
      if you want a slightly longer version:
      eat a dramatically larger amount of fruit each and every day. (not a few bananas here and there!!) but reallhy, use fruit and vegetables as your ENTIRE food source.
      do this for just a couple of weeks. you will notice in your 2nd week that your Blood Pressure has already fallen.
      keep it up a month or so and you WONT HAVE ANY MORE BLOOD PRESSURE ISSUES.
      of course, you dont need to be 100% rigid (coz maybe you are not a strong minded person and cant resist eating some junk food).
      so why not do 90% healthy and 10% junk ;)
      occasionally you can “cheat” and have some junk pasta, bread, animal food, milk etc.
      but restrict it to LESS THAN 10% of your TOTAL food intake!
      go about healing yourself the natural way (WITHOUT AN UNNECESSARY OPERATION).

      To anyone that is reading this with high blood pressure:
      Go try it. don’t knock it. Just because it is not a special pill medicine it does NOT mean that it is ineffective).
      the whole reason you got your high BP in the first place is from NOT eating enough fruit and vegetables and water!!! (instead you chose a life of junk).. (yes,, meat, chicken, over-cooked vegetables, oil, sugar, soda, eggs, mayonnaise, milk, cheese, cream fried food and Bread is ALL JUNK !!!!!)

      Now: go forth and enjoy a NATURALLY HEALTHY life without the junk and without need for knife surgery and pills!!!!!

      ignore this advice and enjoy the knife surgery and pills!!!!!

  • Lorraine

    My 10 year old daughter has scar tissue in her kidney from prior uti/kidney infections. Her blood pressure has gone up to 150/110 so she is now on blood pressure meds which we have been told she will need the rest of her life since the scar tissue is permanent. Would this treatment also work to help remove the scar tissue from her kidneys? Currently her kidneys are still functioning normally other than creating too much renin, which is the first part of the chain reaction causing her high blood pressure.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Lorraine sodium bicarbonate may help to restore the kidney but there are also a number of other things that would be needed and of course, no promises can be made about this. Magnesium and iodine are both necessary for tissue restoration and then there are a number of other things that can help to dissolve scar tissues that interfere with organ performance.
      Please consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus so he can have more information about your daughter and give proper recommendations.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

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  • Elisha

    Hello, I am a 23 year old female who has been on dialysis for approximately 21 months. A little about my history, at 17 I was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis which caused my intial renal injury. I recovered and the Wegener’s is in remission. However, it left my kidneys functioning at a reduced rate, creatinine stayed between 1.8 and 2.5. At 20, I became pregnant with my first child. The pregnancy went along normal until about 24-25 weeks in which I started showing signs of preeclampsia. I was admitted thru the ER and intial tests showed my creatinine at 5. After about two days of trying to tame my blood pressure, which would only stay lowered at 140/90, my liver began to have troubles and I was ordered an emergency C-section. My daughter was born at 25 weeks and 3 days. I stayed in the hospital for weeks after battling with my kidneys, even having a fistula surgery. I left the hospital with a creatinine of 6. I had been out the hospital about a month when a follow up visit showed my creatinine had jumped to 14. I started dialysis February 29, 2012. Since then, I have underwent transplant evaluations. However, the complications that come with transplant scare me. I still make a good amount of urine, so I still have hope that my kidneys could be recovered. I am willing to try the sodium bicarbonate treatment to recover my kidneys if you think it is possible. If so, please advise me on dosage. Thank you for your time.
    Elisha

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hello Elisha,

      Research has shown that sodium bicarbonate can help some people in ESRD and may even prevent or reverse the need for dialysis. You should speak to your MD about this and see if you are a candidate. The amount of sodium bicarbonate used in the research studies and shown to be helpful was sodium bicarbonate 650 mg. two or three times per day. Please discuss this with your care providers.
      I have personally had a kidney transplant as of almost three years ago and am doing fine without complications from the surgery or the medicines. Gradually dialysis will decrease your production of urine. I was on hemodialysis for 3.5 years when my transplant took place in April of 2011.
      If I can answer any other questions for you please email me at cfrench180@tampabay.rr.com
      Claudia French
      IMVA

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  • AN

    I have started taking baking soda like 1 tea spoon mixed with a bottle of water for a year now. Is this ok? I read this article and it seems that baking soda is good for your kidney. However, isn’t baking soda has Sodium (Na) that can cause kidney problems instead like NACL or salt?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear AN,

      Its still controversial but studies have shown that it is not sodium bicarbonate that raises blood pressure, only sodium chloride. Elevated blood pressure is one of the primary things that affects kidney funtion. Blood pressures should be checked when treated with sodium bicarbonate watching for persistent elevations and the amounts of sodium bicarbonate shown in studies was markedly less than the amount you are taking . about an eighth teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day worked best according to the studies. More is not better so please read the cautions.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Donna Powers

    Hi Dr. Sircus, My friend has chronic kidney disease and is on hemo dialysis 3 times a week. We are located in Fredericksburg, VA and cannot afford the trip to your location. Do you know of any doctors in our area who believe in your therapy who you can recommend?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hi Donna,

      We don’t keep a list of people who practice Dr. Sircus’ protocol but you can get directions from him personally via skype on following his protocol. You would need a consultation to do this. Please see the following link for your options:
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • barbara thomason

    my bicarbonate is low at 14 i am on dialysis 15 months and very good without fluid retention can i take more than the 650mg 3 times daily and should it be taken soon after eating thank you

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Barbara, you need to talk this over with your doctors. We cannot advise you on what to do in your situation without a full history and other information . You can also get a consultation if you would like and talk this over with Dr. Sircus.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • nasra

    My mother has been on dialysis for two years and she wanted to know what foods particularly she should eat to find this sodium bicarbonate and how much she should take.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Nasra, it is hard to get bicarbonates from food. Please read through the postings here and you will find the recommendations for someone on dialysis.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Carla Walker

    My husband has a functuonality of 19% of his kidnes. Soon he would need dialysis. Can I start giving him baking soda and how much, would this help him. Also, would he needs a special diet?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Carla,

      recent research has shown that sodium bicarbonate in doses of 650 mg. 2-3 times/day may help prevent progression of kidney disease. Please work with your physician and watch for blood pressure elevations. and yes special diets are also needed…..you can read through these postings here to see discussion on kidney failure and what the recommendations are.

      There is no way to be sure if anything recommended will restore the kidney functioning or not. All you can do right now is seek out the things that will assist in removing the toxins from the blood. There are many other ways that can be tried but you would need to obtain a consult with a natural practitioner in your area or with Dr. Sircus to overlook and provide proper advice.
      Some people can live for awhile with high creatinine, but most people become gradually more and more ill within a short time depending on the cause of the renal failure.
      I am re-posting below the list of recommendations that you can try, but there is no guarantee that these will work for you.
      These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.
      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.
      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function. Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to avoid.
      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed. Magnesium levels in the blood should be checked often .
      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.
      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg. bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water. Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate and preferably from natural trona sources.
      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.
      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor near you. http://www.magneticclay.com /
      I add this to water and started taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.
      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use and how much.
      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic medicine which should be easy to find in your country (if in India)…..just make sure that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney disease. Go here and read:
      .http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_disease_questions.html

      10. You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc. to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole foods, adequate b vitamins.
      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000 mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.
      See this video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE

      His product is expensive but good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and is available here:
      http://larginineplus.com/

      I would take this first and as top priority.

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up in your blood .. most people on dialysis would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3 can be taken orally.
      14. Use Spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi Spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.
      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium and mercury. Use product called Heavy Metal Detox or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.
      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine levels.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Firstmedpharma

    Thank you for the information. I have many patients on dialysis and will implement sodium bicarbonate in their treatment. We have a compounding pharmacy in Peru and will begin to combine bicarbonate along with 60mg of COQ10 three times a day for diabetic and renal conditions. Cesar Cuneo ND

  • alice scott

    I am on dialysis for six years I still make some urine not much I have low blood but I take a
    pill for that other than that my health is very good my doctor say I don’t feel bad 74 years old I want to work a little I eat baking soda because I like it should I keep eating it what should t take with it is there a remedy to make my kidney work again please help me I am tide of this
    thank you

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Please see other comments here on what can be done for people on dialysis or with kidney disease. There is no guarantee that methods will help everyone but you can give these things a try>
      Dr. Sircus would likely recommend that you get onto his entire protocol including the use of sodium bicarbonate which has been found to slow the progression of kidney disease. Also avoid all fluoride which advances nephropathy…and look into the information on nitric oxide (L- arginine) and kidney disease. You will need to obtain a consultation for more specific directions:

      http://drsircus.com/consultati..

      Also see:: http://drsircus.com/medicine/sodium-bicarbonate-baking-soda/healing-the-kidneys-with-sodium-bicarbonate#comment-1089798099.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Sheila

    I am taking 1 650 mg of sodium bicarbonate twice daily just for the sole purpose of keeping my body alkaline. Is this too much sodium bicarbonate, and , do I need to take
    a break from it like you speak of? Thank you so much.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Sheila,

      Sodium bicarbonate is not recommended as a preventative in the manner you are taking it. Long term use of sodium bicarbonate can cause problems with disabling digestive enzymes and causing too much alkalinity. At least be sure to check your pH daily and to drop back on your SB use if pH goes above 7.4 as too much alkalinity can also cause serious problems. It would be much more healthy to make the life style and dietary changes necessary to stay alkaline. Please read about the cautions in the Sodium Bicarbonate book, there is a full chapter on this called Warnings and Contraindications and work under the care of your qualified health care provider.
      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/sodium-bicarbonate-second-edition/

      Short term or intermittent use of sodium bicarbonate should cause no problems.
      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • shasimmo6

    hey my husband creatine is 8.6 bun 59 and 15% of kidney function doctor says he needs to start dialysis but he is not sick not having any symptoms and makes plenty of urine. he says he doesn’t want to start dialysis because he isn’t sick an fear that starting dialysis will make him sick. do you think he should try the baking soda or just go ahead and start dialysis.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Shasimmo6,
      Your husband will need to do more than start on some baking soda with that little kidney function left. He will start having symptoms soon. He should at least get onto a some good prototocl that will preserve what function he still has. Sodium bicarbonate, Cq10, getting rid of all fluoridation in your diet and house, L-arginine and other things can all act to help. I hope he remains ok but you need to be pro-active now.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Rosa

    i have protein in my urine (membranesous nephropathy) edema in my legs with normal kidney function. the last i checked, my blood albumin levels were normal and bp normal too. I always have traces of blood in my urine. protein leakage is at 3,000 mg. what do you suggest i take?? i stopped all immune-surpressive drugs over a year ago in hopes of going natural— i want to get pregnant.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Rosa,

      Dr. Sircus would likely recommend that you get onto his entire protocol including the use of sodium bicarbonate which has been found to slow the progression of kidney disease. Also avoid all fluoride which advances nephropathy…and look into the information on nitric oxide (L- arginine) and kidney disease.
      You will need to obtain a consultation for more specific directions:

      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Rosa,

      Dr. Sircus would likely recommend that you get onto his entire protocol including the use of sodium bicarbonate which has been found to slow the progression of kidney disease. Also avoid all fluoride which advances nephropathy…and look into the information on nitric oxide (L- arginine) and kidney disease.
      You will need to obtain a consultation for more specific directions:

      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Asma

    Hi,

    I’m a 7-year kidney transplant recipient. I’ve started to suffer from minor hypertension problem, and higher levels of creatinine (1.8) and BUN (32) ever since I gave birth to my daughter. It mainly developed from the severe urinary infections throughout the year. Cranberry raised the problem of infection even more, even with the help of along-term Augmentin treatment.

    But by the little help of baking soda (1/4 tsp in a glass of water twice a day for 5 days), next to the regular Augmentin course, the infection is gone for two months now. However, the kidney function is still a little higher than the normal range.

    My question is: can I take baking soda on a regular basis in order to prolong the life of my kidney.

    Thanks,

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hi Asma,

      I’m also a kidney transplant patient …going on three years now. I’ve also had problems with high creatinine and recurrant UTI until about 8 months ago. I don’t use bicarbonate on a daily basis but use it frequently. When I used it for awhile during the urinary tract infections it seemed to help them to stop and I was able to come off the antibiotics which they wanted me on prophylactically to prevent their return.
      Now everything is fine and creatinine is down to 1.2, no more infections and everything else is stable. I’m not sure how to answer your question but I believe the baking soda helped me too to stop the infections.
      The recommended dose in studies to preserve kidney function pre-transplant is 1/8 tsp in glass of water 2 or 3x per day. In your case you really need a consultation with Dr. Sircus and to discuss the regular use of baking soda with your own nephrologist. Careful monitoring of your status would be necessary.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • Asma

        Thank you so much Claudia. I sure will. And wish you a long healthy post-transplant life :)

  • shirley

    my dauthger, from 6 years old, they found a tumor in her kidney as big as a mango, it will be a willemstumor, now she already have 3 times chemo, now she get one more and then they, will operate the tumor,and take off the kidney, she loosing weight and wight 18 kilos, is it possible to give her baking soda??????? or kan i give her baking soda too losse the chemo?
    gr shirley

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Shirley,

      Baking soda may be of some help, but please obtain a consultation with Dr. Sircus to discuss this more fully.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Matthew Compton

    Claudia, can you please send me Doctor Sircus’ contact info for his office? I would like to contact him and see if he can help me. Thank you in advance.

    Matthew

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Write to him at drsircus@drsirus.com or you can fill out the contact form here at: http://drsircus.com/contact-form
      Dr. Sircus is located in Brazil, so this is the best way to reach him. Staff at imva support there in Brazil will assist you in reaching him if necessary.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Write to him at drsircus@drsirus.com or you can fill out the contact form here at: http://drsircus.com/contact-form
      Dr. Sircus is located in Brazil, so this is the best way to reach him. Staff at imva support there in Brazil will assist you in reaching him if necessary.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Kathy

    A friend has 20% kidney function. Has a donor. The donor is preparing to have the second match test but has gotten a bladder infection in the process. What dosage is recommended so the donor kidney is healthy enough for use? Text in 2 wks.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Kathy that’s impossible to say based on the bit of information given here. There are a number of causes of bladder infections and a number of remedies. First thing to do though would be to markedly increase fluid intake to flush the bladder as much as possible…..stay alkaline, check pH and dose according to daily ph. Even though the powers that be have disputed the benefit of cranberry juice, for me it works to drink a lot of it at the start of the infection and it generally stops within a day. This still works for me even since my transplant.
      Best wishes on this!!!

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • sana

    my father’s creatinine level is 2.6 and hb level is 8. plz tell me food which increase the hb level

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  • Alok

    My father, age 65, is a patient of Chronic Kidney Failure since 2006. currently he is under going dialysis (every 4 day) for past 8 months. from past 1 month he is facing problem with bloated stomach. his whole body appears very thin & lean but his stomach looks very big and round in shape. urine output is very low (only few drops). he is becoming weak day by day. Please suggest me the reason for his big/bloated stomach and possible remedy for it. will baking soda or CoQ-10 beneficial for him?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Alok,

      Sodium Bicarbonate and/or Coq10 may be helpful for your father but there is insufficient information here to speculate on what is ccausing his bloating. Please feel free to get consultation with Dr. Sircus to discuss this situation further. More information would be needed from you. We cannot discuss individual problems here on this site, but Dr. Sircus would be happy to help you sort this problem out.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

    • vasta

      Alok, I am sorry I have just come across this blog. If your father is still alive, try cinamon powder and honey. Mix 1 tea spoon of cinamon and 1 tea spoon of honey into one tea cup of hot water and steer for about 1 minute and let to cool for 5 five minutes and give to drink 3 times a day; morning before any meal, afternoon before lunch, and evening before dinner. This mixture is a cleanser, just try it.

      Good luck.

  • Cathy

    My father is a dialysis patient for almost three years. His two kidneys got shrunk, cannot urinate and water are getting in to his lungs. How much baking soda can I give him and how to do it?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Cathy,

      Much more information would be needed before Dr. Sirxcus cxould make a recommendation. Much depends on how he is doing right now on dialysis and how stable he is. Research has shown that in kidney diseasee this about 600 mg.taken orally 2-3 times per day is helpful but does not guarantee restoration of his kidney function at this point in time. Please consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus to discuss your father’s situation more fully. He will need careful monitoring of his blood pressure and fluid status. He should not take potassium bicarbonate as potassium levels can quickly climb to toxic levels in people on dialysis.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

      • Cathy

        Thank you for the reply. Right now he has a problem with his stomach. He feels it is bloated and he is constipated. During dialysis he usually undergo hypo tension. He takes trimetazidine as a maintenance for his heart.

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          Cathy, constipation is listed as one of the biggest problems causing abdominal bloating in dialysis patients. With restrictions on fluid intake while on dialysis and probable lack of exerxise, this only adds to the problem. His medixations may also be causing more of a problem. Coconut oil taken daily may help and I have also included this website about increasing fiber in dialysis patients diet to combat constipation: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/fiber-in-the-kidney-diet/e/5320
          This can become very uncomfortable for the dialysis patient so doing what we can to relieve it is of utmost importance….and natural means is better than using pharmaceutical medications as long as permitted within the kidney diets.
          Claudia French
          IMVA

        • Mimi

          I found out doing a simple thing distilled water plus lemon and ginger is a great way of increasing bowel movement because it is a great recipe for cleansing the toxins in your liver and transform them into stools. Also natural Aloe Vera will fight constipation. simple things as walking at least 20mns a day will get your father going. Cranberry juice is a diuretic. Also, prayer is a way to get your spirit fires up. Let me know

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    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Thanks Xina,

      The article was written in 2009 and it looks as if this is a referral site problem, not ours. Hopefully the site of this reference site will fix it soon.
      This information has been disputed by many but fact of the matter is that it was found to have a lowere incidence of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) when used in renal testing using dyes.
      Here is another site giving information on this: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/583141_4
      in an article titled :Contrast Medium-Induced Nephropathy: Strategies for Prevention
      where it is explained:

      Although most protocols for the prevention of CIN involve using intravenous sodium chloride, it is possible that the best anion for sodium delivery is bicarbonate rather than chloride. It was recently postulated that alkalization of tubular fluid may be beneficial, as free radical formation is promoted in an acidic environment, but inhibited at a higher pH. As free radical formation contributes to the development of CIN, alkalizing renal tubular fluid with sodium bicarbonate may reduce the risk of injury.[12]
      This theory was tested in 2004 in a prospective study.[12] Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous sodium chloride or intravenous sodium bicarbonate in preparation for a contrast medium-enhanced procedure (most often a cardiac catheterization; mean volume injected of iopamidol 132 ml). In the sodium chloride group, patients received a solution of 154 mEq/L (which corresponds to normal saline) in dextrose 5% in water (D5W). In the second group, patients received a solution of 154 mEq/L of sodium bicarbonate also mixed in D5W. Both fluids were infused at 3 ml/kg/hour (to a maximum of 330 ml/hr) for 1 hour before contrast medium administration. This was followed by a 1-ml/kg/hour infusion (to a maximum of 110 ml/hr) during contrast medium exposure and for 6 hours after the procedure.
      For ethical reasons, an interim analysis was conducted after enrollment of 119 patients (260 patients were planned) to ensure that the sodium bicarbonate group was not experiencing more CIN than the sodium chloride group. At this midpoint, only one patient in the sodium bicarbonate group developed CIN compared with eight in the sodium chloride group (1.7% vs 13.6%, absolute difference 11.9%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.6-21.2%, p=0.02). The results obtained were impressive, particularly in view of the fact that the baseline serum creatinine concentration in the sodium bicarbonate group (1.89 mg/dl) was slightly (but not statistically significantly) higher than that in the sodium chloride group (1.71 mg/dl). Also, more patients with severe renal failure (serum creatinine concentration ≥ 2.5 mg/dl) were assigned to sodium bicarbonate (eight patients) rather than sodium chloride (two patients). Because of the striking beneficial effects of sodium bicarbonate, the study was terminated early. Subsequent patients meeting the original inclusion criteria were treated with sodium bicarbonate and were offered to enroll in a registry.
      For the initial study, the sodium bicarbonate solutions were prepared by adding 154 ml of sodium bicarbonate (1 mEq/ml) to a bag of 846 ml of D5W for a final volume of 1000 ml.[12] To simplify the preparation, for the follow-up registry of this study, 150 ml of sodium bicarbonate (1 mEq/ml) were added to a 1000-ml bag of D5W for a total volume of 1150 ml (final concentration 130 mEq/L). To provide approximately the same load of sodium bicarbonate, the infusion rate was increased to 3.5 ml/kg/hour for 1 hour before contrast medium exposure. The infusion rate was reduced to 1.2 ml/kg/hour during the procedure and maintained for 6 hours after.[12] Benefits were still observed with the modified sodium bicarbonate solution, as CIN developed in only 3 (1.6%) of 191 patients.

  • ijeoma

    Hello, I am having an infection that has gotten to the kidney, and is so painful down to my leg region. What do i do andwhat dosage baking soda can i use to stop it

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Kidney infections are very serious and very painful. Sodium bicarbonate alone may not get rid of this infection. First be sure to drink tons of water to flush out the kidneys…..you should probably increase iodine intake and magnesium……Dr. Sircus is available for consult should you need more guidance on this as we cannot give dosages and prescriptions out on this site.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      Could you possibly have a kidney stone? More information would be needed by Dr. Sircus.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Mary Ann

    Can I become too alkaline using baking soda in extreme conditions?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Mary Ann,

      Yes, though rare, this can happen if you are taking too much sodium bicarbonate and it can affect digestive enzymes also, especially if taken on a long term basis. Please see the chapter on cautions and contraindications in Dr. Sircus’ ebook on sodium bicarbonate:
      http://drsircus.com/books/e-book/sodium-bicarbonate-second-edition/

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • nick

    my left kidney got shrunked but right is completely normal and i have urethral stricture in my bulbar urethra… my creatinine level z normal but my stricture gets more matured in summers n pain worsens and since i live in a tropical country where summers are long, this problem has made me more sick, even i do self catheterization twice a week(thrice in summers). finally i have decided to go for surgery i.e. urethroplasty, which has shown best results for treatment of strictures but my concern is whether post operation will it affect my kidneys?? as i have urine reflux on left kidney too…
    age : 25 yrs
    sex : male
    size of stricture : single, approx 1.5 cms

  • Shelley

    My sister is on dialysis and her body is producing calcium in high levels which is forming these rock type formations attaching to her organs. Her kidneys are one of them. She feels these rocks under her skin. They form on the inside of her mouth, arms, legs, breasts, etc. She has undergone over 500 tests with various doctors and they cannot figure out what is causing this. She is now on dialysis 2x per week. We are desperate for help. If she tries the sodium bicarbonate I wasn’t sure how long you take it before having to take a break.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Shelley,

      Sounds like your sister may need more than sodium bicarbonate, she may also need sodium thiosulfate…….this is a calcium detoxifier that Dr. Sircus has written about here: http://drsircus.com/medicine/magnesium/calcification-and-its-treatment-with-magnesium-and-sodium-thiosulfate
      Your sister’s situation sounds similar to calciphylaxis…..You will need to get a consult to talk about dosages and treatment with this.
      Magnesium is also important …..as are other things in his protocols.
      If using sodium bicarbonate you should check pH daily and take a short break every two weeks for about 1 week. Dr. Sircus may recommend differently for your particular situation.
      Claudia French
      IMVA

    • luchik

      usually high calcium in the blood is when vitamin D is too low.
      If she doesn’t control phosphorus in the food, high calcium and high phosphorus join together and calcification occur, forming those “rocks” inside the body.
      Did she do blood test for Vit D deficiency? usually vitamin D keep calcium in check. Consider supplementation, discuss dosage with your doctor. And consider phosphorus binders especially if she consume high phosphorus food like sodas, beans, alcohol, tomatoes, oranges, cooked (not raw) spinach, etc.

  • hatish prashar

    Hi sir, I’m Hatish Prashar from India and my mother is suffering from kidney chronic disease stage 5 and having a regular dialysis after a week from last seven months but she doesn’t have diabetics and the excretion of urine through the body is normal and their is no swollen in her legs, so u just suggest us is this write to give her a sodium bicarbonate thrice in a day. please make a help so that your help will definitely improve my mother’s condition or you can inform me on my email i.d which is Ishu12nov@yahoo.com. please help us.

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear hatish prashar,

      Your mother is lucky to not have diabetes along with her stage 5 kidney failure. Sometimes it is possible to still be urinating ok even when in stage 5, though the urine will contain very little of the toxins normally excreted. You should work with your health care provider in implementing some of Dr. Sircus’ protocols. You will need to avoid magnesium intake unless her kidney condition improves.
      There are a number of other things you can do for you mother and sodium bicarbonate daily is one of them, ( 650 mg. 2 or 3 tiems per day is what the research states stops progression ) its also been found that Coq10 can sometimes reverse need for dialysis. Stop any intake of fluoride…in water or food…..and if you want to consult with Dr. Sircus about her care you can choose an option here:
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

      I hope she improves soon!

      • hatish prashar

        Thanx alot dr. sircus and what about dialysis. we should continue the dialysis after a week because my mother’s creatine level: 7.4

        blood urea: 93
        HB: 7.6
        and for b.p she is having a medicine Amlopress AT a cipla product and diuretics like dytor 40mg in a day, so you just suggest if kidneys are working or not. and if we’ll give her sod. bicarbonate thrice in day to her by oral dose then what are the results. either the results in favorable conditions or not.

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          Dear Hatish,

          You really need to work with your health care provider on when dialysis could be stopped. For right now it sounds needed since her creatinine is so high. Once that level drops and if it does they will know when to stop dialysis. For right now this is what is taking the toxins out of her system. There is no way to be sure if anything recommended will restore the kidney functioning or not. All you can do right now is seek out the things that will assist in removing the toxins from her blood. There are many other ways that can be tried but you would need to obtain a consult with a natural practitioner in your area or with Dr. Sircus to overlook and provide proper advice. Some people can live for awhile with high creatinen, but most peoploe become gradually more and more ill within a short time depending on the cause of the renal failure.
          I am re-posting below the list of recommendations that you can try, but there is no guarantee that these will work for you.
          These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.
          I have asked him to write a more formal essay addressing this issue of chronic kidney disease and he agrees and will publish something on it very soon.
          1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.
          2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous
          will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function. Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to avoid.

          3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….
          Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed.
          4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.

          5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg. bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water. Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate.

          6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.

          7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor near you. http://www.magneticclay.com/ I add this to water and started taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.
          8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use and how much

          9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic medicine which should be easy to find in your country…..just make sure that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney disease. Go here and read:

          http://www.earthclinic.com/CUR

          10 You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc. to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole foods, adequate b vitamins.

          11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

          12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000 mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.

          See this video:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… His product is expensive but
          good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and is available here:

          http://www.l-argininneplus.com I would take this first and as top priority if I had to quit dialysis!!!

          13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up oin your blood .. most people would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3
          14.Use spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.
          15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium. Use product called HMD or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.
          16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

          17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine levels.

  • mysterious

    I am addicted to a mixture of Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid Anhydrous and Sodium Carbonate. I normally take about 30 mg a day. what effect does it have on my health?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Mysterious,

      Perhaps you can tell us what health effects you are experiencing.

      Long term use of sodium bicarbonate does have some dangers which you can learn about in this blog as its been discussed a number of times. These include folic acid deficiency, reduction in some digestive enzymes and the possibility of too much alkalinization or alkalosis which can become critical depending on how much you use and for how long and for what purpose. pH should be checked daily to monitor this.

  • Gerry

    My cat has 2 X kidney values and is considered Kidney failure disease. Can I give the baking soda to him and how much? He is seven pounds

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Gerry

      You will need to seek a consultation with a veterinarian for baking soda doses for cats. Or you can seek a consultation with Dr. Sircus who may be able to give you some insigte into how much to give him.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Dear Gerry

      You will need to seek a consultation with a veterinarian for baking soda doses for cats. Or you can seek a consultation with Dr. Sircus who may be able to give you some insigte into how much to give him.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations/

  • Lisa

    My 13 year old daughter has chronic kidney pain and blood in her urine regularly. It started about a year and a half ago. The pain is much worse with exercise, especially running. All diseases have been ruled out and it seems we are settling on a diagnosis of “loin pain hematuria syndrome”. Is Sodium Bicarbonate treatment something you recommend us looking into for treatment for her? Thank you

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Lisa,

      While an alkaline diet would help its impossible to say how to use the sodium bicarbonate for this unidentified cause of the bleeding and pain your daughter experiences. Doesn’t sound like she needs the cancer dosing of sodium bicarbonate….. It would be necessary for you to discuss this in a consultation with Dr. Sircus . And for sure his entire protocol besides just the sodium bicarbonate would help….but more info is needed.
      http://drsircus.com/consultations

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      My 13 year old daughter has chronic kidney pain and blood in her urine regularly. It started about a year and a half ago. The pain is much worse with exercise, especially running. All diseases have been ruled out and it seems we are settling on a diagnosis of “loin pain hematuria syndrome”. Is Sodium Bicarbonate treatment something you recommend us looking into for treatment for her? Thank you
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    • suresh agrawal

      Lisa, you can give Lisa homeopathic medicine Hammomalis Q 5 drops AM.3in the Noon and PM, that is three times with 4 tea spoon water. see the results in a week. I hope she will get relief.

  • eric pierre

    I AM A DIABETIC OF 45YEARS OLD AND SUFFERING RENAL PROBLEMS ON MY RIGHT SIDE.I WAS PRESCIBED SODIUM BICARBONATE BY MY DOCTOR TOGETHER WITH SOME OTHER TABLETS AS RADISPASMIN AND AMITRIPTYLINE.I AM ALSO ON LASILIX 40mg AND STORVAS 10mg FOR SWOLLEN LEGS.I AM LOOKING FOR A LIST OF FOOD DIET THAT SUIT MY CONDITION WHILE TAKING THE ABOVE NAMED MEDICINES.WHAT SHOULD I AVOID?

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      Hi Eric,

  • alphaangel

    i have polycystic kidney disease and have been on pd since april 2012. i am so tired of doing this every night. please help me. will sodium bicarbonate help to reverse my kidney disease and supply me with a list of other things to assist me

    • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

      To alphaangel,

      Sodium bicarbonate has been shown to preserve kidney function in some instances, and in some studies has been shown to slow the growth of cysts (in rat studies).
      Iodine has also shown to be helpful in various cystic problems in the body. There are no guarantees that you can come off dialysis but with certain of Dr. Sircus’ protocol items put into place you may have a chance. For example in some instances the use of Coq10 for a few months has shown to reverse need for dialysis in some people. Also you need to avoid any fluoride in your food and water as this has been shown to take people over the edge to dialysis.
      There are other things as well that you can try and Dr. Sircus would be happy to discuss this with you if you wish a consultation.
      http://drsircus.com/

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  • ray

    hi
    im 48 yr old male ,type 2 diabetic for 15 yrs the last 10 years on meds (metformin & glyburide)had problems i thought with bladder starting a year ago went to doctor went for all sorts of tests even prostrate he couldnt find problem , went to an herbalist that does saliva samples and he told me my kidneys were failing 1 almost not working the other at half capacity since then i have been doin herbs and juicing (greens) but now am swelling in hands and eyes and feet without eating any sodium the herbalist did another saliva sample and says my right kidney isnt workin and other is at 50% he says this damage was due to medications i have been taking for years i have not seen a gp as of yet for this and have been tryin the bicarbonate 3x daily but swell in hands and feet ,eyes the swelling isnt signifacant but should i continue or discontinue bicarbonate as i was doin everythying else to bring ph up as i was getting urine reading as low as 4.6 after starting a 80% alkaline diet(greens)sometimes getting ph up as high as mid 6 range but only thing that really works is bicarb now if i have to go off bicarb is there any other way to bring ph up as taking green supplements and eating right isnt working…and i do take most supplements u talk about in ur forum..

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Ray,

      When on the sodium bicarbonate you need to take a break and go off of it every two weeks, then start again. Sometimes it takes a few months for the urine and saliva pH to level out.

      There are other things you should be doing to avoid further kidney deterioration. Get on some COq10…the ubiquenol type and do not drink ANY fluoridated water at all….if its in your houselhold water supply either buy a good filter or buy -non fluoridated water. Fluoride in water has been shown to advance kidney disease.

      You might even want to switch to drinking alkaline water.

      Also you can help your body to alkalinize by drinking a glass of water with half a squeezed lemon twice a day, and avoid meats.

      Nitric Oxide supplements with high citrulline has been found to reverse the kidney damage in some people by bringing more blood supply to the kidneys.

      See this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE&feature=related

      We advise a cheaper product for L-arginine supplementation :

      http://www.discountsynergy.com/ but you might find this brand cheaper around the Internet.

      • fairyguidemother

        It has been my understanding that anyone with kidney failure should avoid taking extra amino acids. Isn’t L-arginine an amino acid?

        • http://drsircus.com/ Claudia French

          Please take a look at this page of videos by Dr. Joe Prendergast, an expert in using L-arginine. If you scroll down you will see a video on using it for kidney problems.
          http://cardiohealthresearch.com/doctors/john-joseph-prendergast-m-d/

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  • ray

    hi
    im 48 yr old male ,type 2 diabetic for 15 yrs the last 10 years on meds (metformin & glyburide)had problems i thought with bladder starting a year ago went to doctor went for all sorts of tests even prostrate he couldnt find problem , went to an herbalist that does saliva samples and he told me my kidneys were failing 1 almost not working the other at half capacity since then i have been doin herbs and juicing (greens) but now am swelling in hands and eyes and feet without eating any sodium the herbalist did another saliva sample and says my right kidney isnt workin and other is at 50% he says this damage was due to medications i have been taking for years i have not seen a gp as of yet for this and have been tryin the bicarbonate 3x daily but swell in hands and feet ,eyes the swelling isnt signifacant but should i continue or discontinue bicarbonate as i was doin everythying else to bring ph up as i was getting urine reading as low as 4.6 after starting a 80% alkaline diet(greens)sometimes getting ph up as high as mid 6 range but only thing that really works is bicarb now if i have to go off bicarb is there any other way to bring ph up as taking green supplements and eating right isnt working…and i do take most supplements u talk about in ur forum..

  • Lisa

    My aunt has lung cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes. She did extensive chemo which is no long working. The Dr. has told her that he can’t do anything more. I suggested this baking soda treatment and she wants to do it. Can you tell me what daily dose with the Molasis she should take and for how long. And then resume treatment. I understand that you need to take a break after 2 or 3 weeks. Please advise. We have done everthing and are desperate to try this natural healing. Please adivse ASAP

    Signed Lisa

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Lisa,

      You can learn all about using baking soda for cancer treatment in Dr. Sircus’ book on Sodium bicarbonate available here:

      http://publications.imva.info/index.php/e-books/sodium-bicarbonate-rich-man-s-poor-man-s-cancer-treatment-e-book.html

      If you still feel you need guidance you must obtain a consultation with Dr. Sircus as he will need much more information to properly advise you. I am sorry but we cannot discuss individual’s treatments here on this site.

      http://publications.imva.info/index.php/e-books/sodium-bicarbonate-rich-man-s-poor-man-s-cancer-treatment-e-book.html

      Here is one of Dr. Sircus’ chapter on oral doses which may be of help to you :

      http://www.imva.info/news/oral-dosages-of-bicarbonate.html

      She may also benefit from nebulization treatments of sodium bicarbonate and magnesium.

    • maros

      i have heard that raw food will stop cancer. but you need to just raw food, and it is hard, but it is worth of life

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  • Lisa

    My aunt has lung cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes. She did extensive chemo which is no long working. The Dr. has told her that he can’t do anything more. I suggested this baking soda treatment and she wants to do it. Can you tell me what daily dose with the Molasis she should take and for how long. And then resume treatment. I understand that you need to take a break after 2 or 3 weeks. Please advise. We have done everthing and are desperate to try this natural healing. Please adivse ASAP

    Signed Lisa

  • Alexandra

    My husband is a diabetic type 1 , my question is ,with sodium bicarb ,does he need to take it everyday for the rest of his life to prevent kidney failure , or not ?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Alexandra,

      There’s really no way to tell that yet…. research doesn’t give us long term results. You need to work with your health care practioner and watch his pH. If he has trouble excreting acids he may need it long term.

  • Alexandra

    My husband is a diabetic type 1 , my question is ,with sodium bicarb ,does he need to take it everyday for the rest of his life to prevent kidney failure , or not ?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Alexandra,

      There’s really no way to tell that yet…. research doesn’t give us long term results. You need to work with your health care practioner and watch his pH. If he has trouble excreting acids he may need it long term.

  • Steve

    Hello… great site!

    Just curious if one with kidney issues from excessive alchol consumption could use divided doses of sodium bicarbonate (maybe a quarter teaspoon three times a day) with a glass or two of arginine/citrulline (the basic nitric oxide mix to clean arteries)… mixed in between the bicarbonate (not mixed together)…

    So… maybe sodium bicarbonate, first thing in the morning…

    A few hours later, take in the agrinine/citrulline…

    A few hours later back to sodium bucarbonate…

    a few hours later… another arginine,cit mix

    And before bed, another sodium barconate mix…

    I guess the basic question is… would this lead to any harmful/bad interactions?

    Thank you… I’ll be ordering your book today…
    Steve

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Steve,

      Sodiuum bicarbonate should not lead to harmful interactions if used over a short period of time. Only under doctors supervision should it be used long term for kidney problems.

  • Steve

    Hello… great site!

    Just curious if one with kidney issues from excessive alchol consumption could use divided doses of sodium bicarbonate (maybe a quarter teaspoon three times a day) with a glass or two of arginine/citrulline (the basic nitric oxide mix to clean arteries)… mixed in between the bicarbonate (not mixed together)…

    So… maybe sodium bicarbonate, first thing in the morning…

    A few hours later, take in the agrinine/citrulline…

    A few hours later back to sodium bucarbonate…

    a few hours later… another arginine,cit mix

    And before bed, another sodium barconate mix…

    I guess the basic question is… would this lead to any harmful/bad interactions?

    Thank you… I’ll be ordering your book today…
    Steve

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Steve,

      Sodiuum bicarbonate should not lead to harmful interactions if used over a short period of time. Only under doctors supervision should it be used long term for kidney problems.

  • tom howard

    Can baking soda help with someone that has poly systic kidney dease? My daughter has only 12% function in her kidneys . Dont want to see her get transplant .Just now heard of the wonders of bicarbonate !!! Thanks Tom

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Tom,

      Its very possible that baking soda can help. Also iodine and magnesium chloride have been known to help polycystic kidney disease. But if your daughter only has 12%kidney function you cannot use magnesium chloride …..the kidneys can no longer excrete the escess magnesium and it can build up in the body quickly.

  • tom howard

    Can baking soda help with someone that has poly systic kidney dease? My daughter has only 12% function in her kidneys . Dont want to see her get transplant .Just now heard of the wonders of bicarbonate !!! Thanks Tom

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Tom,

      Its very possible that baking soda can help. Also iodine and magnesium chloride have been known to help polycystic kidney disease. But if your daughter only has 12%kidney function you cannot use magnesium chloride …..the kidneys can no longer excrete the escess magnesium and it can build up in the body quickly.

  • Bindyachal singh

    How to control high level urea in ckd patient.

  • Bindyachal singh

    How to control high level urea in ckd patient.

  • Bindyachal singh

    Sir,
    I am CKD patient from India and on dialysis, suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus retinopathy, my serum creatinine is 6.8 mg/dl,
    urea-92, sodium-141 , potassium-5.4 , heamoblobin- 6.8 gm % and taking insuline. Due to high cost of dialysis ,it is not possible on my part
    to continue dialysis. Should I take baking soda to improve my kidney function. please help me in this regard.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Bindyachal,

      I am posting here a list of things that you should consider doing for yourself now that you are off dialysis.
      These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.

      I have asked him to write a more formal essay addressing this issue of chronic kidney disease and he agrees and will publish something on it very soon.

      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes
      tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple
      internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.

      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous
      will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function.
      Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to
      avoid.

      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium
      supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….

      Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed.

      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary
      restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.

      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg.
      bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal
      to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water.
      Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or
      on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may
      have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate.

      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol
      Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.

      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or
      greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from
      some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor
      near you. http://www.magneticclay.com/ I add this to water and started
      taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it
      well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.

      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should
      help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use
      and how much

      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic
      medicine which should be easy to find in your country…..just make sure
      that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in
      their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has
      many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney
      disease. Go here and read:

      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_disease.html

      10 You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc.
      to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole
      foods, adequate b vitamins.

      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that
      daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney
      function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000
      mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine
      to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.

      See this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE His product is expensive but
      good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and
      is available here:

      http://www.l-argininneplus.com I would take this first and as top priority if I
      had to quit dialysis!!!

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up oin your blood ..
      most people would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3

      14.Use spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.

      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium. Use product called HMD or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.

      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine levels.

  • Bindyachal singh

    Sir,
    I am CKD patient from India and on dialysis, suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus retinopathy, my serum creatinine is 6.8 mg/dl,
    urea-92, sodium-141 , potassium-5.4 , heamoblobin- 6.8 gm % and taking insuline. Due to high cost of dialysis ,it is not possible on my part
    to continue dialysis. Should I take baking soda to improve my kidney function. please help me in this regard.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Bindyachal,

      I am posting here a list of things that you should consider doing for yourself now that you are off dialysis.
      These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.

      I have asked him to write a more formal essay addressing this issue of chronic kidney disease and he agrees and will publish something on it very soon.

      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes
      tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple
      internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.

      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous
      will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function.
      Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to
      avoid.

      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium
      supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….

      Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed.

      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary
      restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.

      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg.
      bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal
      to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water.
      Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or
      on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may
      have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate.

      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol
      Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.

      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or
      greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from
      some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor
      near you. http://www.magneticclay.com/ I add this to water and started
      taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it
      well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.

      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should
      help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use
      and how much

      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic
      medicine which should be easy to find in your country…..just make sure
      that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in
      their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has
      many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney
      disease. Go here and read:

      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_disease.html

      10 You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc.
      to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole
      foods, adequate b vitamins.

      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that
      daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney
      function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000
      mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine
      to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.

      See this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE His product is expensive but
      good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and
      is available here:

      http://www.l-argininneplus.com I would take this first and as top priority if I
      had to quit dialysis!!!

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up oin your blood ..
      most people would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3

      14.Use spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.

      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium. Use product called HMD or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.

      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine levels.

  • Radhika

    sorry docyot i forgot to tell you as she has kidney failure since 2009. she had 12 dialysis the we stopped the dialysis as she was started homeopath medicine and she was recovering as well. But last few months she has got so muach of bad condition.

    One more thing her kidney failure is due to diabetes and high Blood Pressure.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Radhika,

      Please see my post to Bindyaschal.

      I have listed 17 points that need to be followed for kidney disease. I am copying here for you to see:

      These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.

      I have asked him to write a more formal essay addressing this issue of chronic kidney disease and he agrees and will publish something on it very soon.

      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes
      tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple
      internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.

      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous
      will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function.
      Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to
      avoid.

      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium
      supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….

      Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed.

      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary
      restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.

      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg.
      bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal
      to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water.
      Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or
      on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may
      have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate.

      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol
      Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.

      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or
      greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from
      some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor
      near you. http://www.magneticclay.com/ I add this to water and started
      taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it
      well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.

      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should
      help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use
      and how much

      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic
      medicine which should be easy to find in your country…..just make sure
      that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in
      their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has
      many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney
      disease. Go here and read:

      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_disease.html

      10 You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc.
      to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole
      foods, adequate b vitamins.

      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that
      daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney
      function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000
      mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine
      to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.

      See this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE His product is expensive but
      good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and
      is available here:

      http://www.l-argininneplus.com I would take this first and as top priority if I
      had to quit dialysis!!!

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up oin your blood ..
      most people would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3

      14.Use spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.

      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium. Use product called HMD or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.

      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine.

  • Radhika

    sorry docyot i forgot to tell you as she has kidney failure since 2009. she had 12 dialysis the we stopped the dialysis as she was started homeopath medicine and she was recovering as well. But last few months she has got so muach of bad condition.

    One more thing her kidney failure is due to diabetes and high Blood Pressure.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Radhika,

      Please see my post to Bindyaschal.

      I have listed 17 points that need to be followed for kidney disease. I am copying here for you to see:

      These are things that I have researched while in kidney failure myself and that Dr. Sircus approves of and recommends. There is no guarantee they will work for you but you should consider and take a look at all of these things to extend your life and possibly reverse or delay your kidney failure.

      I have asked him to write a more formal essay addressing this issue of chronic kidney disease and he agrees and will publish something on it very soon.

      1. Get rid of all fluoride in your food and drink, this includes
      tea……..you can learn about fluoridated food and water by doing a simple
      internet search. Fluoride tips the scale to further kidney damage and dialysis.

      2. NO cola products or high phosphorous foods……phosphorous
      will build up in your body quickly with inadequate kidney function.
      Internet search will also tell you which foods and drinks and drugs to
      avoid.

      3. Watch magnesium supplement intake…….food is ok but magnesium
      supplements cannot be handled properly by your kidneys right now…….

      Some others with more kidney function can use more magnesium suplementation but must be VERY cautious. Maybe a back massage once or twice a week and preferably the day before dialysis so excess magnesium can be removed.

      4. Limit calcium rich foods….also can find on the Internet. These dietary
      restrictions are similar to what you were told to follow on dialysis.

      5. Sodium bicarbonate in research studies have shown that 650 mg.
      bicarbonate 2-3x/day prevented or reversed need for dialysis. 650 is equal
      to about 1/8 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water.
      Sodium bicarbonate is available in most food stores or health food stores or
      on the Internet. Do NOT get Baking Powder it is vastly different and may
      have aluminum additives…it must be 100% sodium bicarbonate.

      6. Coq10 can be found on the Internet….get the one called Ubiquinol
      Coq10, it is taken at about 200 mg./day.

      7. Hi doses of non-poisonous iodine taken orally should cause dieresis….or
      greater kidney urine output after about 6 weeks. Get Nascent iodine from
      some source near to you. Check with LLMagnetic Clay for a distributor
      near you. http://www.magneticclay.com/ I add this to water and started
      taking 10 drops//day in water……go up to twice/day if you tolerate it
      well. Some doctors recommend much more and recommend using Lugol’s at much higher doses.

      8. LL Magnetic Clay Co also has clay baths and edible earth which should
      help with removing toxins from your body……write them and ask what to use
      and how much

      9. There are many other kidney remedies that are available in aruyvedic
      medicine which should be easy to find in your country…..just make sure
      that they do not contain any heavy metals such as cadmium or mercury in
      their products or herbal mixes. The site of the Earth Clinic often has
      many wonderful things that can be done at home and cheaply to control kidney
      disease. Go here and read:

      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_disease.html

      10 You will need a good diet of low protein , high vegetables, low salt etc.
      to preserve kidney function that you have left, Hi vitamin C from whole
      foods, adequate b vitamins.

      11. Drink only very pure water…spring water if you can.

      12. You can also try to find some arginine, or L-arginine and drink that
      daily, it opens the blood vessels and has been shown to increase kidney
      function ……. get a brand if you can afford it that has at least 1000
      mg. of citrulline added to it…….it enhances the action of the argenine
      to produce nitric oxide and relax the kidney blood vessels.

      See this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQtFURcvDE His product is expensive but
      good. Another one that we at IMVA recommend is called L-arginine Plus and
      is available here:

      http://www.l-argininneplus.com I would take this first and as top priority if I
      had to quit dialysis!!!

      13. Vitamin D3 supplementation…..the kidneys no longer make vitamin d when function decreases…….sun won’t help…you need to supplement with good quality Vit. D 3 that you can get at any pharmacy. This helps to keep the blood count and red cells up oin your blood ..
      most people would need injections of Vit. D and or the hormone made by the kidneys to produce red cells. At least 2000 mg. /day of Vitamin D3

      14.Use spirulina of good quality….make sure no mercury is in it!!!!!! Available widely. This helps build red cells. We recommend using Rejuvenate which has hi spirulina in it….but you can buy it separately….just be careful of source.

      15. Chelate the heavy metals out of the body, especially cadmium. Use product called HMD or Chelorex, or Metal Free….available on the Internet.

      16. Stay as alkaline as you can with diet and the sodium bicarbonate.

      17. Keep your blood sugars down. High blood sugars cause an increase in creatinine.

  • Radhika

    My mother condition-
    These are the latest this week reports-
    Alcaline -1289
    Cretenine-9.7
    Urea- 72
    Hb – 4.8
    age -74

    If any possibility to improve this condition please let me know through baking soda Because these days she has having very bad condition she even cant walk now, couldnt stand as she is very weak. Her legs are weak and painful.

    Please tell some medicines so her haemoglobin can increase. Please also tell the way to give the medicines like quantity or any other precautions.she is not on dialysis,she is taking homeopathy medicine.
    Please help doctor.

    Regards,
    Radhika

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Radhika,

      Your mother is in advanced End Stage Renal Disease and there can be no guarantee at this point of what might help this situation unless she has a kidney transplant. There have been many good reports about herbal and aruyvedic medicines helping to reverse high creatinine levels and to improve kidney failure, but you are already having her on these.

      The kidneys lose their ability to produce red blood cells when kidney disease is advanced and this is why her hemoglobin is so low. If her kidney functioning improves the production of red blood cells will improve too.

      Our research has shown that sodium bicarbonate taken at a dose of 650 mg. 2 or 3 times/day has improved kidney function in some people and has reversed the need for dialysis. We are still watching for follow-up information on this.

      It has also been found that the use of Coq10 daily, can reverse some of the problems associated with kidney failure. While we don’t endorse this specific product, please read the site to learn how Co110 can help:

      http://www.epic4health.com/coqinandrenf.html

      For the best guidance you will need a consultation with Dr. Sircus to get appropriate recommendations:

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Radhika

    My mother condition-
    These are the latest this week reports-
    Alcaline -1289
    Cretenine-9.7
    Urea- 72
    Hb – 4.8
    age -74

    If any possibility to improve this condition please let me know through baking soda Because these days she has having very bad condition she even cant walk now, couldnt stand as she is very weak. Her legs are weak and painful.

    Please tell some medicines so her haemoglobin can increase. Please also tell the way to give the medicines like quantity or any other precautions.she is not on dialysis,she is taking homeopathy medicine.
    Please help doctor.

    Regards,
    Radhika

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Radhika,

      Your mother is in advanced End Stage Renal Disease and there can be no guarantee at this point of what might help this situation unless she has a kidney transplant. There have been many good reports about herbal and aruyvedic medicines helping to reverse high creatinine levels and to improve kidney failure, but you are already having her on these.

      The kidneys lose their ability to produce red blood cells when kidney disease is advanced and this is why her hemoglobin is so low. If her kidney functioning improves the production of red blood cells will improve too.

      Our research has shown that sodium bicarbonate taken at a dose of 650 mg. 2 or 3 times/day has improved kidney function in some people and has reversed the need for dialysis. We are still watching for follow-up information on this.

      It has also been found that the use of Coq10 daily, can reverse some of the problems associated with kidney failure. While we don’t endorse this specific product, please read the site to learn how Co110 can help:

      http://www.epic4health.com/coqinandrenf.html

      For the best guidance you will need a consultation with Dr. Sircus to get appropriate recommendations:

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Raul Santos

    my wife is suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 5) and on dialysis 3X a week. Her creatinine level is 1352.60 umol/L. Will Sodium Bicarbonate helps improve her condition? If ever, should she take the Baking Soda or the Sodium Bicarbonate in tablet form? What about the dosage if by tablet or in powder form?

    thanks and regards,

    Raul

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Raul,

      We have seen the research that states that a 3x daily dose of @ 650 mg. sodium bicarbonate can prolong the advancement to stage 5 kidney disease, and in some can reverse the need for dialysis. The research was done using sodium bicarbonate tablets. Talk with her nephrologist about trying it since your wife is already at stage 5…it may not work for her.

  • Raul Santos

    my wife is suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 5) and on dialysis 3X a week. Her creatinine level is 1352.60 umol/L. Will Sodium Bicarbonate helps improve her condition? If ever, should she take the Baking Soda or the Sodium Bicarbonate in tablet form? What about the dosage if by tablet or in powder form?

    thanks and regards,

    Raul

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Raul,

      We have seen the research that states that a 3x daily dose of @ 650 mg. sodium bicarbonate can prolong the advancement to stage 5 kidney disease, and in some can reverse the need for dialysis. The research was done using sodium bicarbonate tablets. Talk with her nephrologist about trying it since your wife is already at stage 5…it may not work for her.

  • ashok

    PLEASE PROVIDE CURE FOR STAGE 3 , AND FURTHER PREVENTION OF KIDNEY DAMAGE FOR 60 YEARS OLD MALE WITH LEFT LEG AMPUTATION ABOVE THE KNEE. SEEKING VEGETABLE DIET AND EXERCISE FOR.

    REGARDS

    ASHOK

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Ashok,

      You will need to have a consultation with Dr. Sircus so he can get more information about your condition and provide you with the appropriate guidance.

      Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • ashok

    PLEASE PROVIDE CURE FOR STAGE 3 , AND FURTHER PREVENTION OF KIDNEY DAMAGE FOR 60 YEARS OLD MALE WITH LEFT LEG AMPUTATION ABOVE THE KNEE. SEEKING VEGETABLE DIET AND EXERCISE FOR.

    REGARDS

    ASHOK

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Ashok,

      You will need to have a consultation with Dr. Sircus so he can get more information about your condition and provide you with the appropriate guidance.

      Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Gav

    Hi all, I have a 2, neally 3 yr old son with chronic renal failure who needs 1 and a half teaspoons of bi carb each day. This is extremely hard to do because of the overpowering taste. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to hide the taste? Thanks.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Sorry Gav,

      I personally don’t have any good ideas…..I have seen reports about people adding bicarbonate to fruit juices, but also some bad consequences of this. Mixing with water is safest or you can possible try some of the pills available if they meet your required dosage and your little one can handle them.

  • Gav

    Hi all, I have a 2, neally 3 yr old son with chronic renal failure who needs 1 and a half teaspoons of bi carb each day. This is extremely hard to do because of the overpowering taste. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to hide the taste? Thanks.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Sorry Gav,

      I personally don’t have any good ideas…..I have seen reports about people adding bicarbonate to fruit juices, but also some bad consequences of this. Mixing with water is safest or you can possible try some of the pills available if they meet your required dosage and your little one can handle them.

  • Murray

    Hi i have a gfr of 25 it has been slowly declining for the last four years i am taking around one teaspoon on bi carb a day can i increase the dose or could that be dangerous.

    Many Thanks

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Murray,

      In the research studies on bicarbonate and kidney problems they found that the most effective dose of bicarbonate was about 1/8tsp. two or three times per day. This slowed or prevented advancement of chronic kidney disease.

      More is not always better!!

  • Murray

    Hi i have a gfr of 25 it has been slowly declining for the last four years i am taking around one teaspoon on bi carb a day can i increase the dose or could that be dangerous.

    Many Thanks

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Murray,

      In the research studies on bicarbonate and kidney problems they found that the most effective dose of bicarbonate was about 1/8tsp. two or three times per day. This slowed or prevented advancement of chronic kidney disease.

      More is not always better!!

  • Ali

    My sister who is 44 years old is undergoing haemodialyis for the past two months. She has atrophy of kidney, one is 4.5cms and the other 8.5cms She has been advised to go for kidney transplant. She had initially proteinuria which started 20 years ago after her second delivery. Now that has significantly risen so also has her Urea and creatinine levels which is at 8. Is it possible treat with Sodium bicarbonate at this point !

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Ali,

      There is really no way to tell if this will work with the kidneys having shrunk as much as you say……and this is long standing chronic deterioration. The research does not tell us this much so far…… Creatinine levels at 8 indicate very severe loss of renal function.

  • Ali

    My sister who is 44 years old is undergoing haemodialyis for the past two months. She has atrophy of kidney, one is 4.5cms and the other 8.5cms She has been advised to go for kidney transplant. She had initially proteinuria which started 20 years ago after her second delivery. Now that has significantly risen so also has her Urea and creatinine levels which is at 8. Is it possible treat with Sodium bicarbonate at this point !

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Ali,

      There is really no way to tell if this will work with the kidneys having shrunk as much as you say……and this is long standing chronic deterioration. The research does not tell us this much so far…… Creatinine levels at 8 indicate very severe loss of renal function.

  • Katty

    Hi I am 47 years old(Male). My both kidneys are damaged. I have high blood presure ^ cholestrol, Now My eGFR is 13,Creatinine level 436 My doctor insruct me to need to do transplant soon, u can tell surely if i get Sodium Bycarbonate recovering my kidney? Please give me some instructions. Thanks

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Katty,

      The research is showing that using sodium bicarbonate can prevent, delay and sometimes reverse kidney failure and need for dialysis…..but there are no guarantees and scientists are just learning about this now. What they have found so far is that about 600mg.taken two or three times/day was able to slow progress of a failing kidney and in some cases reversed damage, improved dietary status and prevented need for dialysis. This research is still going on.

      Talk thiis over with your doctor and show him the research and discuss whether this treatment with bicarbonate would help you particular situation.

      1/8 teaspoon of bicarbonate taken 2-1 times a day is what helped many.

  • Katty

    Hi I am 47 years old(Male). My both kidneys are damaged. I have high blood presure ^ cholestrol, Now My eGFR is 13,Creatinine level 436 My doctor insruct me to need to do transplant soon, u can tell surely if i get Sodium Bycarbonate recovering my kidney? Please give me some instructions. Thanks

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Katty,

      The research is showing that using sodium bicarbonate can prevent, delay and sometimes reverse kidney failure and need for dialysis…..but there are no guarantees and scientists are just learning about this now. What they have found so far is that about 600mg.taken two or three times/day was able to slow progress of a failing kidney and in some cases reversed damage, improved dietary status and prevented need for dialysis. This research is still going on.

      Talk thiis over with your doctor and show him the research and discuss whether this treatment with bicarbonate would help you particular situation.

      1/8 teaspoon of bicarbonate taken 2-1 times a day is what helped many.

  • http://deependra9785@yahoo.com Deependra

    My left kidney dimension 52 mm × 21 mm and right kidney dimension is 104 mm × 42 mm. My left kidney is low placed (below) of own actual position. Please there is any problem or not. Kidney performs the actual function proper way. I want to consult with any kidney surgeon or not. Tell me please

    Thanks & Regards
    Deependra Kumar

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Dependra,

      I’m sorry but it is impossible to make a recommendation here on this site about your kidney problem. Most people can function just fine with only one kidney so a kidney smaller and in a lower position than normal may or may not be causing a problem for you. You will have to either get a personal consult with D.r Sircus to give more information or go to your local doctor for discussion and evaluation of this.

      Consults: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • http://deependra9785@yahoo.com Deependra

    My left kidney dimension 52 mm × 21 mm and right kidney dimension is 104 mm × 42 mm. My left kidney is low placed (below) of own actual position. Please there is any problem or not. Kidney performs the actual function proper way. I want to consult with any kidney surgeon or not. Tell me please

    Thanks & Regards
    Deependra Kumar

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Dependra,

      I’m sorry but it is impossible to make a recommendation here on this site about your kidney problem. Most people can function just fine with only one kidney so a kidney smaller and in a lower position than normal may or may not be causing a problem for you. You will have to either get a personal consult with D.r Sircus to give more information or go to your local doctor for discussion and evaluation of this.

      Consults: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Graham

    Ive tested the Ph of my urine and ive found that its 5.0 without any use of the bicarb soda. Can you comment on the reason why it’s so low and will the use of the bicarb make it more towards the recommended 7.7?

  • Graham

    Ive tested the Ph of my urine and ive found that its 5.0 without any use of the bicarb soda. Can you comment on the reason why it’s so low and will the use of the bicarb make it more towards the recommended 7.7?

  • Graham

    Thanks Claudia, I will try a very low dose and report any changes back on this post. I will get some PH strips too.

    Thanks again

    Graham

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Graham,

      I don’t think the information on the effective doses were put into that original essay by Dr. Sircus. We looked further and found that the research was showing that a dose of around 650 mg. 2 or 3 times per day of sodium bicarbonate seemed the most effective. At least so far. That’s about 1/8 teaspoon full.

  • Graham

    Thanks Claudia, I will try a very low dose and report any changes back on this post. I will get some PH strips too.

    Thanks again

    Graham

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Graham,

      I don’t think the information on the effective doses were put into that original essay by Dr. Sircus. We looked further and found that the research was showing that a dose of around 650 mg. 2 or 3 times per day of sodium bicarbonate seemed the most effective. At least so far. That’s about 1/8 teaspoon full.

  • Graham

    Hello can you advise me if I will benefit from the use of Bicarb Soda.

    This is my diagnosis:

    1. Nephrotic Syndrome (December 2011 now in remission)

    2. Hypertension (December 2011)

    3. Acute kidney injury (December 2011)

    4. Mesangiocapillary style glomerulonephritis with scanty IgA and stronger IgG deposition

    5. CKD Stage 3

    6. Anaemia

    7. Non visible blood in urine

    8. Water Retention

    This has been on-going since December 2011. I have had a kidney biopsy which showed number 4 above.
    I keep getting sick, my doctor has told me that my immune system is low and that my antibodies are getting stuck inside my kidneys, so if I go near anyone with a cold or a virus I catch it immediately then I get very sick and the blood in my urine goes from non-visible to visible. My kidneys stoped working in December following a nasty virus, but prior to this for the last 2 years I’ve been getting sick once every few weeks with colds, sore throats, chest infections anything going I get it. Following the December virus I have noticed that I’m still getting sick every few weeks but the is noticeable blood in my urine.
    My doctor has told me I will always have none visible blood in the urine. Also that my kidney injury is non-reversible, I cannot do anything at all anymore as I’m very week. I cannot go out in case I come into contact with someone who is sick. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Graham,

      With stage 3 kidney disease it sounds as f you would benefit from sodium bicarbonate to prevent progression.

      Your situation is complex and it is beyond our ability to get into further recommendations here. Please consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus to discuss your toher options. Dr. Sircus has various options for short term or longer term consultation and guidance.

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Graham

    Hello can you advise me if I will benefit from the use of Bicarb Soda.

    This is my diagnosis:

    1. Nephrotic Syndrome (December 2011 now in remission)

    2. Hypertension (December 2011)

    3. Acute kidney injury (December 2011)

    4. Mesangiocapillary style glomerulonephritis with scanty IgA and stronger IgG deposition

    5. CKD Stage 3

    6. Anaemia

    7. Non visible blood in urine

    8. Water Retention

    This has been on-going since December 2011. I have had a kidney biopsy which showed number 4 above.
    I keep getting sick, my doctor has told me that my immune system is low and that my antibodies are getting stuck inside my kidneys, so if I go near anyone with a cold or a virus I catch it immediately then I get very sick and the blood in my urine goes from non-visible to visible. My kidneys stoped working in December following a nasty virus, but prior to this for the last 2 years I’ve been getting sick once every few weeks with colds, sore throats, chest infections anything going I get it. Following the December virus I have noticed that I’m still getting sick every few weeks but the is noticeable blood in my urine.
    My doctor has told me I will always have none visible blood in the urine. Also that my kidney injury is non-reversible, I cannot do anything at all anymore as I’m very week. I cannot go out in case I come into contact with someone who is sick. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Graham,

      With stage 3 kidney disease it sounds as f you would benefit from sodium bicarbonate to prevent progression.

      Your situation is complex and it is beyond our ability to get into further recommendations here. Please consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus to discuss your toher options. Dr. Sircus has various options for short term or longer term consultation and guidance.

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Lalo

    Hi, I have been taking Sodium Bicarbonate caps with potassium citrate for about 3 years now. I have had cancer and kidney stones. My Naturopath started me on a very high dose of almost 5000 mg every other day. Last year he reduced my dose to 1200, (Sometimes I take 2400) every day except on weekends because the higher dose was causing stomach cramps. It has helped my kidney stones tremendously and my cancer is stable,
    My question is: Is it OK to continue taking sodium bicarbonate longterm? Can I do this the rest of my life without consequence in other areas? Recently I discovered I have Adrenal Fatigue and wonder did I cause this or am I making it worse by the relentless Sodium Bicarb.
    Thanks for this amazing website.
    Lalo

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Lalo,

      Using Sodium Bicarbonate long-term does have consequences, one of which is that it leads to a deficiency of folic acid in our bodies and another is that it can lead to alkalosis (an over-alkalinization) which has severe conseequences. Its a good thing that you are using this under your healthcare providers supervision.

      Please read the chapter on warnings and contraindications in Dr. Sircus’ book on Sodium Bicarbonate for more information or here on the sodium bicarbonate website: http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/main-and-side-effects/warnings-and-contraindications/

      In Dr. Sircus’ protocol for the treatment of cancer, pH is raised up to 8 and kept there for a week or so and then the bicarbonate is stopped for a week or two and restarted again till the cancer is no longer detectable….these breaks are important in this treatment and recommended by Dr. Tulio Simmoncini in Rome who introduced us to using bicarbonate for cancer. It generally is not recommended as a daily preventative.

  • Lalo

    Hi, I have been taking Sodium Bicarbonate caps with potassium citrate for about 3 years now. I have had cancer and kidney stones. My Naturopath started me on a very high dose of almost 5000 mg every other day. Last year he reduced my dose to 1200, (Sometimes I take 2400) every day except on weekends because the higher dose was causing stomach cramps. It has helped my kidney stones tremendously and my cancer is stable,
    My question is: Is it OK to continue taking sodium bicarbonate longterm? Can I do this the rest of my life without consequence in other areas? Recently I discovered I have Adrenal Fatigue and wonder did I cause this or am I making it worse by the relentless Sodium Bicarb.
    Thanks for this amazing website.
    Lalo

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Lalo,

      Using Sodium Bicarbonate long-term does have consequences, one of which is that it leads to a deficiency of folic acid in our bodies and another is that it can lead to alkalosis (an over-alkalinization) which has severe conseequences. Its a good thing that you are using this under your healthcare providers supervision.

      Please read the chapter on warnings and contraindications in Dr. Sircus’ book on Sodium Bicarbonate for more information or here on the sodium bicarbonate website: http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/main-and-side-effects/warnings-and-contraindications/

      In Dr. Sircus’ protocol for the treatment of cancer, pH is raised up to 8 and kept there for a week or so and then the bicarbonate is stopped for a week or two and restarted again till the cancer is no longer detectable….these breaks are important in this treatment and recommended by Dr. Tulio Simmoncini in Rome who introduced us to using bicarbonate for cancer. It generally is not recommended as a daily preventative.

  • Erin

    Hi i recently was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and was told to use.the baking soda in water when in a flare up. I used a teaspoon in a half glass of water and drank a full glass of water like they said to do. About 30 minutes later i had to run to the bathroom with explosive diarrhea. I have no gallbladder and i have gastroparesis,i am only 22. I was wondering if the diarrhea was normal from the baking soda or not?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Erin,

      Occasionally bicarbonate will cause diarrhea and this is usually a signal that the amount taken should be reduced. A teaspoon- full in half glass of water is quite a bit and depending on your size may be too much. Try cutting the amount in half.

  • Erin

    Hi i recently was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and was told to use.the baking soda in water when in a flare up. I used a teaspoon in a half glass of water and drank a full glass of water like they said to do. About 30 minutes later i had to run to the bathroom with explosive diarrhea. I have no gallbladder and i have gastroparesis,i am only 22. I was wondering if the diarrhea was normal from the baking soda or not?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Erin,

      Occasionally bicarbonate will cause diarrhea and this is usually a signal that the amount taken should be reduced. A teaspoon- full in half glass of water is quite a bit and depending on your size may be too much. Try cutting the amount in half.

  • Robert

    Hi!

    Im a 37 year old and i have experienced blood in the urine a few times before, and also experience difficulty in urinating, I would like to ask if these symptoms are caused by my kidneys? i would like to try sodium bicarbonate for treatment since im not taking any medications yet.

    thanks in advance for your advice.

    cheers!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Robert,

      Blood in the urine can be caused by all kinds of things including infection in the urinary tract, kidney stones, injury or cancer. Much more information would be needed from you to properly advise what would be best to do. It would be best if you had this evaluated by a qualified health care practioner.

  • Robert

    Hi!

    Im a 37 year old and i have experienced blood in the urine a few times before, and also experience difficulty in urinating, I would like to ask if these symptoms are caused by my kidneys? i would like to try sodium bicarbonate for treatment since im not taking any medications yet.

    thanks in advance for your advice.

    cheers!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Robert,

      Blood in the urine can be caused by all kinds of things including infection in the urinary tract, kidney stones, injury or cancer. Much more information would be needed from you to properly advise what would be best to do. It would be best if you had this evaluated by a qualified health care practioner.

  • Patty

    I am in the mists of determining if 17 yrs of health issues are due to a parathyroid tumor or kidney disease. So, which came first – chicken or egg.

    AT 45, my creatinine bounces between 1.0-1.25, Bun 10-16, GFR 52-56, high calcium problems 10.4-10.5 and then low calcium too in the 8′s.

    Can you tell me if taking magnesium regularly can harm the kidney? I was also taking a lot of Vitamin C….alternating it with the magnesium. Constipation is a constant problem so I resort to this 2-3 times a month. I’ve tossed my NSAIDs, vitamins, herbal supplements etc and only take a multi vitamin now.

    And with the baking soda treatment. Is there a certain time of day that is more beneficial? How many times a day? What length of time – do I cycle on and off, take it every day…?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Patty,

      Magnesium cannot harm the kidneys but if your kidney functioning drops to the point of being chronic kidney insufficiency the kidney will not excrete the excess magnesium as proficiently as it does when kidneys are halthy. Your levels are not that bad right now but you need to keep a watch on kidney functioning.

      Baking soda treatment depends on what is being treated…..if its for kidney issues its usually taken two or three times a day and before meals (an hour before) is best. The research tells us that a dose of 650 mg. sodium bicarbonate at this frequency prevents kidney failure and dialysis….but you are not at all at that point yet and will need to check your pH to guide you on dosing. Breaks from bicarbonate use are taken every week or two or alkalosis can develope and cause even more problems. unless you are pending kidney failure…… You need to be careful.

  • Patty

    I am in the mists of determining if 17 yrs of health issues are due to a parathyroid tumor or kidney disease. So, which came first – chicken or egg.

    AT 45, my creatinine bounces between 1.0-1.25, Bun 10-16, GFR 52-56, high calcium problems 10.4-10.5 and then low calcium too in the 8′s.

    Can you tell me if taking magnesium regularly can harm the kidney? I was also taking a lot of Vitamin C….alternating it with the magnesium. Constipation is a constant problem so I resort to this 2-3 times a month. I’ve tossed my NSAIDs, vitamins, herbal supplements etc and only take a multi vitamin now.

    And with the baking soda treatment. Is there a certain time of day that is more beneficial? How many times a day? What length of time – do I cycle on and off, take it every day…?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Patty,

      Magnesium cannot harm the kidneys but if your kidney functioning drops to the point of being chronic kidney insufficiency the kidney will not excrete the excess magnesium as proficiently as it does when kidneys are halthy. Your levels are not that bad right now but you need to keep a watch on kidney functioning.

      Baking soda treatment depends on what is being treated…..if its for kidney issues its usually taken two or three times a day and before meals (an hour before) is best. The research tells us that a dose of 650 mg. sodium bicarbonate at this frequency prevents kidney failure and dialysis….but you are not at all at that point yet and will need to check your pH to guide you on dosing. Breaks from bicarbonate use are taken every week or two or alkalosis can develope and cause even more problems. unless you are pending kidney failure…… You need to be careful.

  • manoj

    after reading this article, i asked our family doctor to give more advise about sodium bicarbonate. and he tested it on my mother as she is suffering from ckf.

    after few days wecome to know that it is working. now my mother do not need dilasis.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Manoj,

      Thanks so much for sharing this!! Glad to know your mother is benefiting!!

  • manoj

    after reading this article, i asked our family doctor to give more advise about sodium bicarbonate. and he tested it on my mother as she is suffering from ckf.

    after few days wecome to know that it is working. now my mother do not need dilasis.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Manoj,

      Thanks so much for sharing this!! Glad to know your mother is benefiting!!

  • Deb

    Hi Claudia,
    I realize this is not your expertise but I am desperate. I have a 30 lb 5 yr old female Basenji who was diagnosed with acute renal failure 3 weeks ago following a spaying. I have read here and in numerous sight that sodium bicarb is good for renal failure in humans and animals. My question is how much? Her BUN and Creatinine levels are off the charts but she is alert and active yet has no appetite. Just looking for something that will make our girl more comfortable. Thanks for any input,

    Deb

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Deb,

      Though I love animals, I am not an expert in sodium bicarbonate for pets. Knowing the contraindications for humans makes me cautious about recommendations for animals…I know it is used and I would suggest you do a google search on “sodium bicarbonate use for pets” which comes up with a number of articles pertaining to this. Or you can request a consult with Dr. Sircus who might give you some other beneficial tips.

      Best of luck with your basenji!

  • Deb

    Hi Claudia,
    I realize this is not your expertise but I am desperate. I have a 30 lb 5 yr old female Basenji who was diagnosed with acute renal failure 3 weeks ago following a spaying. I have read here and in numerous sight that sodium bicarb is good for renal failure in humans and animals. My question is how much? Her BUN and Creatinine levels are off the charts but she is alert and active yet has no appetite. Just looking for something that will make our girl more comfortable. Thanks for any input,

    Deb

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Deb,

      Though I love animals, I am not an expert in sodium bicarbonate for pets. Knowing the contraindications for humans makes me cautious about recommendations for animals…I know it is used and I would suggest you do a google search on “sodium bicarbonate use for pets” which comes up with a number of articles pertaining to this. Or you can request a consult with Dr. Sircus who might give you some other beneficial tips.

      Best of luck with your basenji!

  • mr patel

    my creatine is 590 and gfr is 7 now i am on daiylasis frome 15 th march 2012 its b carbo is halp to not to do diaylasis?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Mr. patel,

      Some recent studies have shown that using bicarbonate has helped to prevent the move to dialysis in some people with chronic kidney disease as you saw in the article you read by Dr. Sircus. For some people it has even reversed the need for dialysis. Other things that are claiming to help reverse the need for dialysis are CoQ10 and even iodine (Dr. David Derry). Your dialysate fluid is mixed with bicarbonate but you might ask your doctor if you can take more. This is recommended especially for people who have trouble excreting acids.

  • mr patel

    my creatine is 590 and gfr is 7 now i am on daiylasis frome 15 th march 2012 its b carbo is halp to not to do diaylasis?

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Mr. patel,

      Some recent studies have shown that using bicarbonate has helped to prevent the move to dialysis in some people with chronic kidney disease as you saw in the article you read by Dr. Sircus. For some people it has even reversed the need for dialysis. Other things that are claiming to help reverse the need for dialysis are CoQ10 and even iodine (Dr. David Derry). Your dialysate fluid is mixed with bicarbonate but you might ask your doctor if you can take more. This is recommended especially for people who have trouble excreting acids.

  • Jeff

    Hi Claudia -

    I wondered if sodium bicarbonate could help with food intolerances (i.e. wheat, corn, dairy, eggs) and if it could be taken along with an offending food or perhaps at night on an empty stomach. Thanks for any ideas you may have.

    Jeff

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Jeff,

      In fact sodium bicarbonate can help with food intolerances and allergies. We have obtained references to a doctor who claims to do exactly this with Bicarbonate and I believe its included in the Bicarbonate book. However , bicarbonate should not be taken with meals, its best to wait 1-2 hours after a meal….bedtime should be ok.

      But please understand the bicarbonate may not be a good long term solution…it won’t allow you to continue on a diet that is problematic without concern. It is meant to “jump start” your body toward alkalinization, but not to maintain it except in special or extreme circumstances. You should still stay away from the offending foods and gear your diet to the more alkaline condition.

  • Jeff

    Hi Claudia -

    I wondered if sodium bicarbonate could help with food intolerances (i.e. wheat, corn, dairy, eggs) and if it could be taken along with an offending food or perhaps at night on an empty stomach. Thanks for any ideas you may have.

    Jeff

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Jeff,

      In fact sodium bicarbonate can help with food intolerances and allergies. We have obtained references to a doctor who claims to do exactly this with Bicarbonate and I believe its included in the Bicarbonate book. However , bicarbonate should not be taken with meals, its best to wait 1-2 hours after a meal….bedtime should be ok.

      But please understand the bicarbonate may not be a good long term solution…it won’t allow you to continue on a diet that is problematic without concern. It is meant to “jump start” your body toward alkalinization, but not to maintain it except in special or extreme circumstances. You should still stay away from the offending foods and gear your diet to the more alkaline condition.

  • Mina

    Hi my friend who is 39 was told that he has got Myeloma. I was wondering if talking Sodium Bicarbonate will help him from suffering more discomfort then necessaries.
    Would really appreciate you thoughts on this.

    Mina

  • Mina

    Hi my friend who is 39 was told that he has got Myeloma. I was wondering if talking Sodium Bicarbonate will help him from suffering more discomfort then necessaries.
    Would really appreciate you thoughts on this.

    Mina

  • Bee

    Hello, I am a 58 yr old lady with type 2 diabetes, low thyroid, fibromyalgia and ostearthritis since the 90s. … I have always taken 1/2 a teas. baking soda for acid reflux/heartburn/bloating. It works like nothing else. I want to prevent kidney problems as my diabetes is barely controlled w/insulin and pills. I,m 60 lbs overweight. I,m 5’3” (inches). I have had one big kidney stone. Do not ever want another. I take magnesium for terrible muscle spasms in feet and under my ribs. I feel adding baking soda to my water is a good idea…..

    I am actually asking for my husband who had osteomyelitis( spine infection) and was on IV antobiotics for 6 months in 2005. Now he has violent vomitting episodes and terrible acid reflux. He’s taking 40 mg Prilosec daily and seems to be getting worse! I would love for him to get off the prilosec! But he refuses to take baking soda! His P/H is very acidic. Mine is alkaline. Should I sneak some in his water? I have before and he got better but refuses to believe it was the soda. I,m very scared for him!!!..;(

    I read all the comments and deeply appreciate your work and the comments of the patients.
    God bless us all!
    Bee in Texas

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Bee,

      Its best to be very honest with your husband and not “sneak” substances on him. Try to educate him on the benefits of baking soda and magnesium in Dr. Sircus’ protocol. This is such a difficult situation when the s.o. doesn’t agree.

      Both of you might benefit greatly by more regular use of magnesium and is your husband on any probiotics? These might help to restore the normal flora of his digestive tract and help to decrease the episodes of vomiting. Make sure there is no other disease process going on that might be causing this. LL’s magnetic clay co . can provide an excellent probiotic (Prescript Assist) along with edible clay, as well as magnesium oil, which is better than any oral form of magnesium. http://www.magneticclay.com/

  • Bee

    Hello, I am a 58 yr old lady with type 2 diabetes, low thyroid, fibromyalgia and ostearthritis since the 90s. … I have always taken 1/2 a teas. baking soda for acid reflux/heartburn/bloating. It works like nothing else. I want to prevent kidney problems as my diabetes is barely controlled w/insulin and pills. I,m 60 lbs overweight. I,m 5’3” (inches). I have had one big kidney stone. Do not ever want another. I take magnesium for terrible muscle spasms in feet and under my ribs. I feel adding baking soda to my water is a good idea…..

    I am actually asking for my husband who had osteomyelitis( spine infection) and was on IV antobiotics for 6 months in 2005. Now he has violent vomitting episodes and terrible acid reflux. He’s taking 40 mg Prilosec daily and seems to be getting worse! I would love for him to get off the prilosec! But he refuses to take baking soda! His P/H is very acidic. Mine is alkaline. Should I sneak some in his water? I have before and he got better but refuses to believe it was the soda. I,m very scared for him!!!..;(

    I read all the comments and deeply appreciate your work and the comments of the patients.
    God bless us all!
    Bee in Texas

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Bee,

      Its best to be very honest with your husband and not “sneak” substances on him. Try to educate him on the benefits of baking soda and magnesium in Dr. Sircus’ protocol. This is such a difficult situation when the s.o. doesn’t agree.

      Both of you might benefit greatly by more regular use of magnesium and is your husband on any probiotics? These might help to restore the normal flora of his digestive tract and help to decrease the episodes of vomiting. Make sure there is no other disease process going on that might be causing this. LL’s magnetic clay co . can provide an excellent probiotic (Prescript Assist) along with edible clay, as well as magnesium oil, which is better than any oral form of magnesium. http://www.magneticclay.com/

  • Teena

    Dear Claudia,

    I use a lot of home remedies and baking soda is one of them. I have kidney stones, and the pain that comes with them. I was told to use 1/2 tsp for the pain. Pressingly enough it works, but, is it doing anything about the stones itself, or is it doing more damage then good? I’ve tried Chanca Piedra ” stone breaker”, but it didn’t work. Frankly is tasted like strong tea with lots of sugar. So far baking soda seems to ease the pain and I can finely get some sleep. My only concern is if the baking soda is doing anything about the stones itself or just the pain? Thank you for any info you can give me on this matter.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Teena,

      Sodium Bicarbonate can help with both passing the stones and with the pain. Many people also recommend the necessity of magnesium in treating and preventing kidney stones. Stones usually form in magnesium deficient people. Another remedy that many have been helped by is the use of lemon juice (fresh)and olive oil in water: Mix 2 oz of olive oil and 2 oz of lemon juice, drink it straight down and follow with a large glass of water at the first sign of stone pain. The stone(s) will pass within 24 hours. This is the recommendation from Earth Clinic.

      But make sure your magnesium levels are up to par no matter which you try…..mag will also help with the pain.

  • Teena

    Dear Claudia,

    I use a lot of home remedies and baking soda is one of them. I have kidney stones, and the pain that comes with them. I was told to use 1/2 tsp for the pain. Pressingly enough it works, but, is it doing anything about the stones itself, or is it doing more damage then good? I’ve tried Chanca Piedra ” stone breaker”, but it didn’t work. Frankly is tasted like strong tea with lots of sugar. So far baking soda seems to ease the pain and I can finely get some sleep. My only concern is if the baking soda is doing anything about the stones itself or just the pain? Thank you for any info you can give me on this matter.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Teena,

      Sodium Bicarbonate can help with both passing the stones and with the pain. Many people also recommend the necessity of magnesium in treating and preventing kidney stones. Stones usually form in magnesium deficient people. Another remedy that many have been helped by is the use of lemon juice (fresh)and olive oil in water: Mix 2 oz of olive oil and 2 oz of lemon juice, drink it straight down and follow with a large glass of water at the first sign of stone pain. The stone(s) will pass within 24 hours. This is the recommendation from Earth Clinic.

      But make sure your magnesium levels are up to par no matter which you try…..mag will also help with the pain.

  • kathy

    Hi Can’t beleive I didn’t know about Bi Carb sooner. I have had a Kidney transplant 2008 would I benefit from taking Bi Carb now. Reason I ask is because I am on so many stupid drugs not sure what the effect maybe. By the way I eat mainly fruit and vege so my diet is very alkaline. Kind Regards Kath

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Kathy,

      It depends on how your new kidney is functioning at this point. I”ve also had a transplant (April, 2011) and I use sodium bicarbonate fairly regularly with my MD’s knowledge and consent. You should still attempt to keep your pH in the alkaline range and check your pH daily to see how it runs. The diet you are on is good. If you are in alkaline range on a regular basis there may be no need to take bicarbonate daily, better to stay alkaline with diet. But like I said , it would also depend on your kidney function and how well you are excreting acids. And yes, the bicarb could interact with the immunesuppressant drugs you are probably taking….so checkkwith your doctor on that! Congratulations on your transplant!!

  • kathy

    Hi Can’t beleive I didn’t know about Bi Carb sooner. I have had a Kidney transplant 2008 would I benefit from taking Bi Carb now. Reason I ask is because I am on so many stupid drugs not sure what the effect maybe. By the way I eat mainly fruit and vege so my diet is very alkaline. Kind Regards Kath

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Hi Kathy,

      It depends on how your new kidney is functioning at this point. I”ve also had a transplant (April, 2011) and I use sodium bicarbonate fairly regularly with my MD’s knowledge and consent. You should still attempt to keep your pH in the alkaline range and check your pH daily to see how it runs. The diet you are on is good. If you are in alkaline range on a regular basis there may be no need to take bicarbonate daily, better to stay alkaline with diet. But like I said , it would also depend on your kidney function and how well you are excreting acids. And yes, the bicarb could interact with the immunesuppressant drugs you are probably taking….so checkkwith your doctor on that! Congratulations on your transplant!!

  • Rosie

    Dear Claudia,

    I have been reading your insightful replies with great interest. Just wanted to say that you and Mark and the other members of your group seem to be doing a wonderful service for people. Thanks for what you’ve done for folks already.

    Best Regards,

    A Fan

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Rosie,

      Thank you for your feedback, its much app!reciated!

  • Rosie

    Dear Claudia,

    I have been reading your insightful replies with great interest. Just wanted to say that you and Mark and the other members of your group seem to be doing a wonderful service for people. Thanks for what you’ve done for folks already.

    Best Regards,

    A Fan

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Rosie,

      Thank you for your feedback, its much app!reciated!

  • Missy

    Dear Claudia,
    Thank you so much for your response. I do appreciate hearing from you. I feel so desperate and have this terrible need for support. No support groups in my area. My situation is pretty rare, going from a normal blood test to kidney failure, having no diabetes or heart disease. Although many many people were harmed by this drug, I don’t know who they are. I did sue the manufacturer as did many others. So many that we were all put into an MDL (like a class action). Our settlement was very small for what they did to us and pay out is coming in small amounts. It was just enough to help with medical and that was it. My health insurance alone just for me is now over 10,000 a year, becaue now I have a pre-existing condition. They got away with murder as far as I am concerned and some people did die. I am so scared about what I have read happens to people with kidney failure. Thank God I found your website and others about the “baking soda”. This has given me a little hope. I started drinking it right away. I am reading everything on your website and everything else I can find. I wish there was a support group in my area for people like me, not on dialysis, but close. I tried reading on the Davita website but it just scares me to death, people all seem to be on dialysis already, with so many problems. Maybe I’ll run across something someday for people in stages 3 & 4 of kidney failure. If you know of any websites please post them. I’m just amazed at everything I have been reading. I’m going to be asking my Dr and NP why they aren’t telling kidney patients about this! I thank you and the staff and Dr Sircus for helping us. Thank God people like you are making us aware and helping. We need all the help and encouragment we can get. I am also a big believer in natural things, remedies, etc. I have no faith in prescription drugs and will not take anything from big pharma that I can avoid. I thank all of you again for your website and helping people in need.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Missy,

      Make sure that you also cut out ALL the fluoride you might be taking in….there is also a great deal of information out there about how fluoride can tip people over the edge to dialysis…….

      And get on Co-Q10 which has also been shown to reverse kidney failure in some studies.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Missy

    Dear Claudia,
    Thank you so much for your response. I do appreciate hearing from you. I feel so desperate and have this terrible need for support. No support groups in my area. My situation is pretty rare, going from a normal blood test to kidney failure, having no diabetes or heart disease. Although many many people were harmed by this drug, I don’t know who they are. I did sue the manufacturer as did many others. So many that we were all put into an MDL (like a class action). Our settlement was very small for what they did to us and pay out is coming in small amounts. It was just enough to help with medical and that was it. My health insurance alone just for me is now over 10,000 a year, becaue now I have a pre-existing condition. They got away with murder as far as I am concerned and some people did die. I am so scared about what I have read happens to people with kidney failure. Thank God I found your website and others about the “baking soda”. This has given me a little hope. I started drinking it right away. I am reading everything on your website and everything else I can find. I wish there was a support group in my area for people like me, not on dialysis, but close. I tried reading on the Davita website but it just scares me to death, people all seem to be on dialysis already, with so many problems. Maybe I’ll run across something someday for people in stages 3 & 4 of kidney failure. If you know of any websites please post them. I’m just amazed at everything I have been reading. I’m going to be asking my Dr and NP why they aren’t telling kidney patients about this! I thank you and the staff and Dr Sircus for helping us. Thank God people like you are making us aware and helping. We need all the help and encouragment we can get. I am also a big believer in natural things, remedies, etc. I have no faith in prescription drugs and will not take anything from big pharma that I can avoid. I thank all of you again for your website and helping people in need.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Missy,

      Make sure that you also cut out ALL the fluoride you might be taking in….there is also a great deal of information out there about how fluoride can tip people over the edge to dialysis…….

      And get on Co-Q10 which has also been shown to reverse kidney failure in some studies.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Missy

    Dear Claudia – IMVA Staff I was so anxious to see some kind of response about my condition, but nothing from your staff. I have been extremely depressed and scared, going from a normal blood test to kidney failure in one months time. I am at GFR31 now, but I had went down to GFR 16. I have no heart disease or diabetes, this was strictly caused by this drug my DR told me to take. I didn’t go into details because I don’t want to be sued by the manufacturer. I’m constantly looking for answers, as I am scared to death of getting worse and having to go on dialysis. I couldn’t even get a response on here, yet you answer everyone else, even when it comes to pets. I have cats too and love them dearly and would want answers too. Yet I’m feeling very sad that I got no response on here. I’m sure there are others in my situation that might have liked to hear your response too.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Missy,

      My apologies to you for lack of response.
      Your question on your first post was:

      I don’t want to get any worse than I am! Has anyone had their GFR improve with this treatment? I’ve been scared to death over all of this. I had a normal blood test 30 days before using this drug that damaged my kidneys. I have been very depressed over this situation. Would love to hear encouraging comments from someone who has gotten better. Thanks!
      I

      .< I don't want to get any worse than I am ! Has anyone had their GFR improve with this treatment? I've been scared to death over all of this. I had a normal blood test 30 days before using this drug that damaged my kidneys. I have been very depressed ovedr this situation. Would love to hear encouraging comments from someone who has gotten better. Thanks>

      So I assumed wrongly that you were not addressing either me or Dr. Sircus directly, but were addressing other IMVA readers and I guess I assumed that if someone had gotten better they would respond. Unfortunately the sodium bicarbonate treatment for kidney failure is a fairly new research finding and we don’t yet have many reports of people who this has worked for. However you should definitely consider getting on the sodium bicarbonate treatment for your kidneys, if you have not already done so. You must have read the research we found showing that people in the study got better on the sodium bicarbonate treatment and even were able to avoid dialysis?

      And it sounds as if it YOU who should be suing the manufacturer of the drug given to you, not the other way around. Don’t be afraid of these people!!! They have hurt you tremendously.

      Please read Dr. Sircus’ book on Sodium Bicarbonate, and on the website is an essay on its use in kidney disorder. I guess I had assumed you were awarre of this already. http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/kidney-medicine/healing-the-kidneys-with-sodium-bicarbonate/

      http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/about-the-book/

      My sincerest apologies.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Missy

    Dear Claudia – IMVA Staff I was so anxious to see some kind of response about my condition, but nothing from your staff. I have been extremely depressed and scared, going from a normal blood test to kidney failure in one months time. I am at GFR31 now, but I had went down to GFR 16. I have no heart disease or diabetes, this was strictly caused by this drug my DR told me to take. I didn’t go into details because I don’t want to be sued by the manufacturer. I’m constantly looking for answers, as I am scared to death of getting worse and having to go on dialysis. I couldn’t even get a response on here, yet you answer everyone else, even when it comes to pets. I have cats too and love them dearly and would want answers too. Yet I’m feeling very sad that I got no response on here. I’m sure there are others in my situation that might have liked to hear your response too.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Missy,

      My apologies to you for lack of response.
      Your question on your first post was:

      I don’t want to get any worse than I am! Has anyone had their GFR improve with this treatment? I’ve been scared to death over all of this. I had a normal blood test 30 days before using this drug that damaged my kidneys. I have been very depressed over this situation. Would love to hear encouraging comments from someone who has gotten better. Thanks!
      I

      .< I don't want to get any worse than I am ! Has anyone had their GFR improve with this treatment? I've been scared to death over all of this. I had a normal blood test 30 days before using this drug that damaged my kidneys. I have been very depressed ovedr this situation. Would love to hear encouraging comments from someone who has gotten better. Thanks>

      So I assumed wrongly that you were not addressing either me or Dr. Sircus directly, but were addressing other IMVA readers and I guess I assumed that if someone had gotten better they would respond. Unfortunately the sodium bicarbonate treatment for kidney failure is a fairly new research finding and we don’t yet have many reports of people who this has worked for. However you should definitely consider getting on the sodium bicarbonate treatment for your kidneys, if you have not already done so. You must have read the research we found showing that people in the study got better on the sodium bicarbonate treatment and even were able to avoid dialysis?

      And it sounds as if it YOU who should be suing the manufacturer of the drug given to you, not the other way around. Don’t be afraid of these people!!! They have hurt you tremendously.

      Please read Dr. Sircus’ book on Sodium Bicarbonate, and on the website is an essay on its use in kidney disorder. I guess I had assumed you were awarre of this already. http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/kidney-medicine/healing-the-kidneys-with-sodium-bicarbonate/

      http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/about-the-book/

      My sincerest apologies.

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Rod

    Hi Doctor
    I was diagnosed with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome or possibly Serotonin Syndrome(although I suspect the former-NMS). I was taking litium and Doxepin for depression and my doctor said it was fine to take natural supplements. I started taking Sam-E and about 4 days later I had the scary adverse reaction, the hospital thought it was a panic attack. I have massive anxiety now along with headaches, brain fog (fairly severe) and insomnia that is really immobilizing me. The Neuroleptic Syndrome happened about a month ago and I still have some residual affects. Can sodium bicarbonate help me? I have read that it is favorable to have an alkaline body for this recovery. If you have any suggestions it would be graciously appreciated as I am really suffering. Thank you so much.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Rod,

      Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is a very dangerous condition, associated with the use of psychotropic drugs. You will need to talk with Dr. Sircus in a private consultation for the treatment options. No doubt sodium bicarbonate will play a big part as will magnesium

      Please write to luciana at imvasupport@gmail.com and request an appointment.

  • Rod

    Hi Doctor
    I was diagnosed with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome or possibly Serotonin Syndrome(although I suspect the former-NMS). I was taking litium and Doxepin for depression and my doctor said it was fine to take natural supplements. I started taking Sam-E and about 4 days later I had the scary adverse reaction, the hospital thought it was a panic attack. I have massive anxiety now along with headaches, brain fog (fairly severe) and insomnia that is really immobilizing me. The Neuroleptic Syndrome happened about a month ago and I still have some residual affects. Can sodium bicarbonate help me? I have read that it is favorable to have an alkaline body for this recovery. If you have any suggestions it would be graciously appreciated as I am really suffering. Thank you so much.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Rod,

      Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is a very dangerous condition, associated with the use of psychotropic drugs. You will need to talk with Dr. Sircus in a private consultation for the treatment options. No doubt sodium bicarbonate will play a big part as will magnesium

      Please write to luciana at imvasupport@gmail.com and request an appointment.

  • Hayley

    Dear Mark,

    I now this may not be a topic which is your area of knowledge, but i would greatly appreciate a little advice.

    I have read a lot about Soda Bicarbonate being good or helpful for the kidneys. I have recently lost two cats due to kidney failure and although i understand it is something the breed (and cats in general) can suffer from, i would like to know if Soda Bicarbonate could be used on a daily basis (obviously on a small maintenance level) to help prevent kidney disease/ failure in my other 4 cats?

    One also has a small growth – tumour like on her leg, and having read a lot of work done by Doctors with Soda Bicarbonate for cancer, i also wondered if it could help with this?

    Like i said, i understand a feline may not be your area of expertise. But google is unhelpful in this matter and Vets dont want to know (they only want to throw chemical medicine at you) and after all, to many they are just an animal. To my family, they are members of our family.

    Many thanks in advance, and great site
    xxx

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Hayley,

      A small pinch of sodium bicarbonate probably won’t hurt the kittys but you really need a personal consultation on this with Dr.
      Sircus. He has treated animals before with his protocol. But he needs to know size, weight etc.

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Hayley

    Dear Mark,

    I now this may not be a topic which is your area of knowledge, but i would greatly appreciate a little advice.

    I have read a lot about Soda Bicarbonate being good or helpful for the kidneys. I have recently lost two cats due to kidney failure and although i understand it is something the breed (and cats in general) can suffer from, i would like to know if Soda Bicarbonate could be used on a daily basis (obviously on a small maintenance level) to help prevent kidney disease/ failure in my other 4 cats?

    One also has a small growth – tumour like on her leg, and having read a lot of work done by Doctors with Soda Bicarbonate for cancer, i also wondered if it could help with this?

    Like i said, i understand a feline may not be your area of expertise. But google is unhelpful in this matter and Vets dont want to know (they only want to throw chemical medicine at you) and after all, to many they are just an animal. To my family, they are members of our family.

    Many thanks in advance, and great site
    xxx

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Hayley,

      A small pinch of sodium bicarbonate probably won’t hurt the kittys but you really need a personal consultation on this with Dr.
      Sircus. He has treated animals before with his protocol. But he needs to know size, weight etc.

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Missy

    My kidneys were damaged from an over the counter drug that is now off the market ( this has happened to many people). My GFR is at 31, I’m almost stage 4. My bood tests have been good except for bun and creatinine. That is until recently, and I now have chloride that is 108, which is one point above normal. This got me searching for answers and I’ve found two websites saying bicarbonate helps kidneys and the elevated chloride. I’m trying this and hoping it will lower my chloride and help my kidneys. I don’t want to get any worse than I am! Has anyone had their GFR improve with this treatment? I’ve been scared to death over all of this. I had a normal blood test 30 days before using this drug that damaged my kidneys. I have been very depressed over this situation. Would love to hear encouraging comments from someone who has gotten better. Thanks!

  • Missy

    My kidneys were damaged from an over the counter drug that is now off the market ( this has happened to many people). My GFR is at 31, I’m almost stage 4. My bood tests have been good except for bun and creatinine. That is until recently, and I now have chloride that is 108, which is one point above normal. This got me searching for answers and I’ve found two websites saying bicarbonate helps kidneys and the elevated chloride. I’m trying this and hoping it will lower my chloride and help my kidneys. I don’t want to get any worse than I am! Has anyone had their GFR improve with this treatment? I’ve been scared to death over all of this. I had a normal blood test 30 days before using this drug that damaged my kidneys. I have been very depressed over this situation. Would love to hear encouraging comments from someone who has gotten better. Thanks!

  • mercy

    dear doctor,
    Am 26 and early last month i overdose myself with baking soda that is instead of taking half teaspoonful i rather took half tablespoonful 3 times in 6 hours.my stomach pains reduced and in that same week a had diarrhea with black stool.As am writing the stomach pains since have not stopped.
    Later the same month i missed my period for 3 days and it finally
    came with severe cramping and heavy bleeding which lasted for 7 days instead of my normal period of 4 days.i did a pregnancy test and it turned negative so i know for sure that am not pregnant because i don’t experience any preg syntoms but why can’t my stomach stop paining.
    description of stomach pains:i feel bloated after every meal with pains and easily becomes hungry.
    please don’t tell me to go and see a doctor because am still working on my health insurance.is all these an effect of baking soda overdose or what.please help me!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Mercy,

      What you describe is taking a total of 4.5 tsp (total) within a 6 hour period of time for stomach pains. This only exceeds the recommended daily intake by about 1 tsp.
      It would be important to know what your pH was after taking this much baking soda in such a short period of time. Sodium bicarbonate ususally does not cause bleeding in the stomach or intestines, nor does it cause delays in menstrual periods to my knowledge.

      You need a much more thorough evaluation by a qualified health care practioner. It could just be coincidence that these problems come together at the same time or it could be something more serious. It sounds like your stomach pains came first. Sodium bicarbonate sometimes will cause a bloated feeling and gassiness, and possibly diarrhea, but the effects shouldn’t be lasting this long. ( you said this started “early last month”).

      You might want to consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus if you don’t want to see someone locally. More information is needed from you.

      Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

      Dr. Sircus cannot specifically address individual problems on this site.

  • mercy

    dear doctor,
    Am 26 and early last month i overdose myself with baking soda that is instead of taking half teaspoonful i rather took half tablespoonful 3 times in 6 hours.my stomach pains reduced and in that same week a had diarrhea with black stool.As am writing the stomach pains since have not stopped.
    Later the same month i missed my period for 3 days and it finally
    came with severe cramping and heavy bleeding which lasted for 7 days instead of my normal period of 4 days.i did a pregnancy test and it turned negative so i know for sure that am not pregnant because i don’t experience any preg syntoms but why can’t my stomach stop paining.
    description of stomach pains:i feel bloated after every meal with pains and easily becomes hungry.
    please don’t tell me to go and see a doctor because am still working on my health insurance.is all these an effect of baking soda overdose or what.please help me!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Mercy,

      What you describe is taking a total of 4.5 tsp (total) within a 6 hour period of time for stomach pains. This only exceeds the recommended daily intake by about 1 tsp.
      It would be important to know what your pH was after taking this much baking soda in such a short period of time. Sodium bicarbonate ususally does not cause bleeding in the stomach or intestines, nor does it cause delays in menstrual periods to my knowledge.

      You need a much more thorough evaluation by a qualified health care practioner. It could just be coincidence that these problems come together at the same time or it could be something more serious. It sounds like your stomach pains came first. Sodium bicarbonate sometimes will cause a bloated feeling and gassiness, and possibly diarrhea, but the effects shouldn’t be lasting this long. ( you said this started “early last month”).

      You might want to consider a consultation with Dr. Sircus if you don’t want to see someone locally. More information is needed from you.

      Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

      Dr. Sircus cannot specifically address individual problems on this site.

  • Jeff Bakiares

    Dear Doctor,

    I have recently read that sodium bicarbonate would be helpful in managing my chronic gouty arthritis. My case is unique since I am a vegetarian in great health, I do not drink, nor am I over weight, but I have battling gout for years. That is the reason why I turned vegetarian 8 years ago, but more importantly, my attacks seem to happen as a result of stress, a little of what is eating me, and not what I am eating. After any doctors and no good answers I am looking for an alternative approach in use in conjunction with my maintenance medication. Would sodium bicarbonate be useful in lowering my uric acid level and maintaining a proper pH? And if it is at what dosage? I have read that 2000 mg/day would be optimum, what are your thoughts?

    thanks

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Jeff,

      Our experience is that baking soda can be helpful in the treatment of gout, but you must be careful when taking it with other gout medications. It would be a good idea to obtain a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus on this and the dosage needed for you. Some feel it should only be taken at a lesser dosage than you mention and only for two weeks starting at the beginning of a gout attack and without the other medically prescribed medicines.

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Jeff Bakiares

    Dear Doctor,

    I have recently read that sodium bicarbonate would be helpful in managing my chronic gouty arthritis. My case is unique since I am a vegetarian in great health, I do not drink, nor am I over weight, but I have battling gout for years. That is the reason why I turned vegetarian 8 years ago, but more importantly, my attacks seem to happen as a result of stress, a little of what is eating me, and not what I am eating. After any doctors and no good answers I am looking for an alternative approach in use in conjunction with my maintenance medication. Would sodium bicarbonate be useful in lowering my uric acid level and maintaining a proper pH? And if it is at what dosage? I have read that 2000 mg/day would be optimum, what are your thoughts?

    thanks

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Jeff,

      Our experience is that baking soda can be helpful in the treatment of gout, but you must be careful when taking it with other gout medications. It would be a good idea to obtain a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus on this and the dosage needed for you. Some feel it should only be taken at a lesser dosage than you mention and only for two weeks starting at the beginning of a gout attack and without the other medically prescribed medicines.

      http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

  • Michael A. Delmonico

    My mother is 86 with renal failure, high B.P. & cholesterol and has been on dialysis for 18 mos. She tolerates it pretty well. She has congestive heart failure and occasional problems due to poor esophageal motility. Under Dr’s care could sodium bicarbonate possibly reverse her kidney failure or at least better her quality of life and/or extend it.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Michael,

      Its hard to say how sodium bicarbonate would help your mother at this age, without much more information. Of course there is the possibility but it would have to be under medical supervision. She has a number of problems that might affect the treatment. Her blood pressure and fluid intake need to be carefully monitored as well as her heart condition, and magnesium which is generally helpful for heart conditions, is contraindicated in remal failure. Difficulty swallowing may prevent adequate intake of food and fluids. Bicarbonate may however, give her some better quality of life, but please let her doctors know if you are going to try this. It’s difficult to say if bicarbonate would reverse the kidney failure at this point and with the other problems she has.

  • Michael A. Delmonico

    My mother is 86 with renal failure, high B.P. & cholesterol and has been on dialysis for 18 mos. She tolerates it pretty well. She has congestive heart failure and occasional problems due to poor esophageal motility. Under Dr’s care could sodium bicarbonate possibly reverse her kidney failure or at least better her quality of life and/or extend it.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Michael,

      Its hard to say how sodium bicarbonate would help your mother at this age, without much more information. Of course there is the possibility but it would have to be under medical supervision. She has a number of problems that might affect the treatment. Her blood pressure and fluid intake need to be carefully monitored as well as her heart condition, and magnesium which is generally helpful for heart conditions, is contraindicated in remal failure. Difficulty swallowing may prevent adequate intake of food and fluids. Bicarbonate may however, give her some better quality of life, but please let her doctors know if you are going to try this. It’s difficult to say if bicarbonate would reverse the kidney failure at this point and with the other problems she has.

  • Karlheinz Venhoff

    Good day sir,

    I am 56 and were infected a strong acute hepatitis b which leads to a chronic kidney failure. My creatinin level is always around 2.2. Can you advise me in which way or an acceptable set I can use sodium bicarbonate daily without risk? My PH is 6.8 to 7.2 always.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Karlheinz,

      Dr. Sircus cannot give individual recommendations to people here on this blog . It will be necessary for you to arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus to give him more information on your problem and to allow him to formulate a protocol for you to follow. Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/ on how to arrange consultations or join the online clinic.

  • Karlheinz Venhoff

    Good day sir,

    I am 56 and were infected a strong acute hepatitis b which leads to a chronic kidney failure. My creatinin level is always around 2.2. Can you advise me in which way or an acceptable set I can use sodium bicarbonate daily without risk? My PH is 6.8 to 7.2 always.

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Karlheinz,

      Dr. Sircus cannot give individual recommendations to people here on this blog . It will be necessary for you to arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus to give him more information on your problem and to allow him to formulate a protocol for you to follow. Please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/ on how to arrange consultations or join the online clinic.

  • Rodney Payne

    There is a wellknown and wellused product called “Phoursalts” that includes calcium with the S.B. but your site says not to mix the two because of kidney stones and failure, etc. I personally have been taking “Trisalts” and adding my own S.B. which again, combines the two substances.
    There has been no kidney problems to my knowledge with these products.The popular book “PH Miracle” recommends the Phoursalts and has for years. Please respond.

  • Rodney Payne

    There is a wellknown and wellused product called “Phoursalts” that includes calcium with the S.B. but your site says not to mix the two because of kidney stones and failure, etc. I personally have been taking “Trisalts” and adding my own S.B. which again, combines the two substances.
    There has been no kidney problems to my knowledge with these products.The popular book “PH Miracle” recommends the Phoursalts and has for years. Please respond.

  • Tao

    Hi,

    My dad is 70 with 30 years of diabetic and high blood pressure. He has late stage 3 early stage 4 CKD now. He’s on low protein vegetarian diet (around 40 grams/day) which helps slowing his CKD progression. He’s also taking Chinese herb medicine, CoQ10, Vitamins, milk thistle etc…
    I’m planning to add MSM, chromium, magnesium citrate (natural calm). He also takes raw honey, bee pollen, and I’m planning to add coconut oil and Dr. Budwig’s flax oil and yogurt.

    I’m excited after reading your article and really want to try baking soda for him (I heard this from another source before too) but heard that long term use is not safe. What would you recommend on the dosage and how long should he take it before taking a break? Also should I give him magnesium citrate, is it safe?

    Thank you so much!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Tao,

      Reports tell us that sodium bicarbonate in dosage of 1.82 gm/day is most effective in renal failure. One tsp contains about 5 gm of bicarbonate so he would need less than 1/2 tsp/day….divided into about 3 equal doses. You can also purchase tablets of 600 mg.

      Long term use can be, but was not found to be associated with in creased blood pressure, so keep a check on this.

      See: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Nephrology/ESRD/15113

  • Tao

    Hi,

    My dad is 70 with 30 years of diabetic and high blood pressure. He has late stage 3 early stage 4 CKD now. He’s on low protein vegetarian diet (around 40 grams/day) which helps slowing his CKD progression. He’s also taking Chinese herb medicine, CoQ10, Vitamins, milk thistle etc…
    I’m planning to add MSM, chromium, magnesium citrate (natural calm). He also takes raw honey, bee pollen, and I’m planning to add coconut oil and Dr. Budwig’s flax oil and yogurt.

    I’m excited after reading your article and really want to try baking soda for him (I heard this from another source before too) but heard that long term use is not safe. What would you recommend on the dosage and how long should he take it before taking a break? Also should I give him magnesium citrate, is it safe?

    Thank you so much!

    • Claudia – IMVA Staff

      Dear Tao,

      Reports tell us that sodium bicarbonate in dosage of 1.82 gm/day is most effective in renal failure. One tsp contains about 5 gm of bicarbonate so he would need less than 1/2 tsp/day….divided into about 3 equal doses. You can also purchase tablets of 600 mg.

      Long term use can be, but was not found to be associated with in creased blood pressure, so keep a check on this.

      See: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Nephrology/ESRD/15113

  • Caroline

    I am 26 years old and have been on peritoneal dialysis for 1 year after I lost kidney function due to a severe bout of TTP. I have also had lupus nephritis for 8 years prior to that. Is it ok for me to take magnesium bicarbonate? And if so, how much do you recommend I start with. By the way, I still produce about 600 ml of urine daily. Thank you for your response!

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Caroline,

      You are in a very difficult predicament. With kidney functioning so low that you need peritoneal dialysis you must be very careful with magnesium intake, as you can become toxic from it very easily. Reduced kidney function is the one contraindication to using magnesium. Please do this only under a qualified health practitioners supervision, with frequent testing of magesium levels. The fact that you still have some urine output does not ensure that you are having proper excretion of anything (toxins or excesses) of anything but fluid, but since you are receiving peritoneal dialysis, some magnesium can probably carefully be managed by your body.

      Your dialysis fluid may need to change if you are supplementing with magnesium, to ensure the excess amount is removed from your body.

      However bicarbonate supplementation may be very helpful to you. You should work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the proper dosage or you can engage in consultation with Dr. Sircus about this. Contact Luciana at imvasupport@gmail.com if you would like to arrange an appointment.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French

  • Caroline

    I am 26 years old and have been on peritoneal dialysis for 1 year after I lost kidney function due to a severe bout of TTP. I have also had lupus nephritis for 8 years prior to that. Is it ok for me to take magnesium bicarbonate? And if so, how much do you recommend I start with. By the way, I still produce about 600 ml of urine daily. Thank you for your response!

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Caroline,

      You are in a very difficult predicament. With kidney functioning so low that you need peritoneal dialysis you must be very careful with magnesium intake, as you can become toxic from it very easily. Reduced kidney function is the one contraindication to using magnesium. Please do this only under a qualified health practitioners supervision, with frequent testing of magesium levels. The fact that you still have some urine output does not ensure that you are having proper excretion of anything (toxins or excesses) of anything but fluid, but since you are receiving peritoneal dialysis, some magnesium can probably carefully be managed by your body.

      Your dialysis fluid may need to change if you are supplementing with magnesium, to ensure the excess amount is removed from your body.

      However bicarbonate supplementation may be very helpful to you. You should work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the proper dosage or you can engage in consultation with Dr. Sircus about this. Contact Luciana at imvasupport@gmail.com if you would like to arrange an appointment.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French

  • Clara

    Dear staff members- Thank you – I’ll take your advice and let you know when I get better.

  • Clara

    Dear staff members- Thank you – I’ll take your advice and let you know when I get better.

  • Clara

    Hello Dr Mark,
    I have type II diabetes, I’m 49, I weigh 60 kilos, I’m 1.66 mts. tall. I work teaching, I’m mother of three, which are all adults now. I’m a vegetarian and I exercise and take magnesium daily. How much sodium bicrb/day should I take to heal from diabetes? (I’m not on insulin)
    thank you very much
    C.P.M

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Clara,

      Congratulations for not needing insulin to manage your diabetes!
      There is no specific amount of sodium bicarbonate to take to heal from diabetes and no guarantee that it will cure you. You must check your pH while taking sodium bicarb and adjust doses according to the pH. You must aim for a more alkaline diet so you do not have to depend on sodium bicarbonate over the long term. Please read our sites on diabetes and on sodium bicarbonate. Other things like spirulina, and transdermal iodine miight help more than oral forms.

      Sincerelyk,
      Claudia French

      IMVA

  • Clara

    Hello Dr Mark,
    I have type II diabetes, I’m 49, I weigh 60 kilos, I’m 1.66 mts. tall. I work teaching, I’m mother of three, which are all adults now. I’m a vegetarian and I exercise and take magnesium daily. How much sodium bicrb/day should I take to heal from diabetes? (I’m not on insulin)
    thank you very much
    C.P.M

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Clara,

      Congratulations for not needing insulin to manage your diabetes!
      There is no specific amount of sodium bicarbonate to take to heal from diabetes and no guarantee that it will cure you. You must check your pH while taking sodium bicarb and adjust doses according to the pH. You must aim for a more alkaline diet so you do not have to depend on sodium bicarbonate over the long term. Please read our sites on diabetes and on sodium bicarbonate. Other things like spirulina, and transdermal iodine miight help more than oral forms.

      Sincerelyk,
      Claudia French

      IMVA

  • Mary

    My husband has been on sodium bicarb for several years,
    1300mg in am and 1300mg pm. His pressure has remained sstable till now when it has been fluctuating up to 165,153,136 and so on. Could the sod.bicarb have
    anything to do with this?

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Mary,

      If he’s been on this dose of sodium bicarb for years, it is not likely this is the problem. Probably due to other changes in his body, diet, or exercise or stress level. But keep a watch on it and decrease the amount of bicarb and see if his blood pressure stabilies. Research shows that the sodium bicarb. really does not affect blood pressure.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Mary

    My husband has been on sodium bicarb for several years,
    1300mg in am and 1300mg pm. His pressure has remained sstable till now when it has been fluctuating up to 165,153,136 and so on. Could the sod.bicarb have
    anything to do with this?

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Mary,

      If he’s been on this dose of sodium bicarb for years, it is not likely this is the problem. Probably due to other changes in his body, diet, or exercise or stress level. But keep a watch on it and decrease the amount of bicarb and see if his blood pressure stabilies. Research shows that the sodium bicarb. really does not affect blood pressure.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • basia

    I have type one diabetes and now suffer form microalbuminuria with ACR readings in the 21 range. I follow a striict diet and take supplements like raw kidney extracts ad homeopathics form Biogetica . I take cordyceps and am on protein restricted diet low in phosphorus and potassium. Im a60 years old female 5 foot one weighing 120 lb. suffeering from chronic dissease anemia with low hemoglobin . Will drinking bicarboneate of soda without magnesium help and how much should I take if so.?Thanks

    • IMVA Staff

      Basia,
      Sodium Bicarbonate has been shown to lower the progression of kidney disease in diabetics, even preventing dialysis. You need to cosnult with Dr. Sircus for specific dosages for your situation. But generally people over 60 are advised not to take more than 3 half tsp. of sodium bicarb/day. You may take more with Dr. orders. You should also be on supervised intakes of magnesium as it aids in diabetes. You should be taking Co1q10 and eating an alkaline diet.

      Please consider a consult with Dr. Sircus: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

      He will need more information from you.

      Claudia Frenchh
      IMVA

  • basia

    I have type one diabetes and now suffer form microalbuminuria with ACR readings in the 21 range. I follow a striict diet and take supplements like raw kidney extracts ad homeopathics form Biogetica . I take cordyceps and am on protein restricted diet low in phosphorus and potassium. Im a60 years old female 5 foot one weighing 120 lb. suffeering from chronic dissease anemia with low hemoglobin . Will drinking bicarboneate of soda without magnesium help and how much should I take if so.?Thanks

    • IMVA Staff

      Basia,
      Sodium Bicarbonate has been shown to lower the progression of kidney disease in diabetics, even preventing dialysis. You need to cosnult with Dr. Sircus for specific dosages for your situation. But generally people over 60 are advised not to take more than 3 half tsp. of sodium bicarb/day. You may take more with Dr. orders. You should also be on supervised intakes of magnesium as it aids in diabetes. You should be taking Co1q10 and eating an alkaline diet.

      Please consider a consult with Dr. Sircus: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/

      He will need more information from you.

      Claudia Frenchh
      IMVA

  • Amy Fawell

    Dr Mark,
    What do you have to say about autism and baking soda? My son has yeast issues that have been very hard to resolve even with a good diet and prescription and natural antifungals. He is also very sensitive and has “ramped up” to baking soda in the past. I’m hoping to try again, increasing the dose very slowly and hopefully it will help. What do you think?
    Amy

  • Amy Fawell

    Dr Mark,
    What do you have to say about autism and baking soda? My son has yeast issues that have been very hard to resolve even with a good diet and prescription and natural antifungals. He is also very sensitive and has “ramped up” to baking soda in the past. I’m hoping to try again, increasing the dose very slowly and hopefully it will help. What do you think?
    Amy

  • Richard Hamann

    Dear Dr. Mark,
    I have a dear friend that cured his brain cancer with intravenous sodium bicarbonate injections at a local holistic clinic. This was fallowing two brain operations with chemo and radiation that failed. Do you know about this treatment? If so, would you please comment. Thank you.

  • Richard Hamann

    Dear Dr. Mark,
    I have a dear friend that cured his brain cancer with intravenous sodium bicarbonate injections at a local holistic clinic. This was fallowing two brain operations with chemo and radiation that failed. Do you know about this treatment? If so, would you please comment. Thank you.

  • Gilles Levasseur

    I started taking sodium bicarbonate with magnesium chloride and iodine (Lugol) severals weeks ago. Is it possible that have some consequences on my kidneys like renal sensitivity and eye contour swelling?

    I do not know if these symptoms are a good or bad sign…

    Thanks for your help.

    Gilles Levasseur, Québec, Canada

  • Gilles Levasseur

    I started taking sodium bicarbonate with magnesium chloride and iodine (Lugol) severals weeks ago. Is it possible that have some consequences on my kidneys like renal sensitivity and eye contour swelling?

    I do not know if these symptoms are a good or bad sign…

    Thanks for your help.

    Gilles Levasseur, Québec, Canada

  • Cheryl

    The bicarbonate of soda and the magnesium therapy both sound great but my husband has had kidney damage from lithium and risperdal. He was hospitalized 12 days in ICU this last time(May 2010) and 7 days of dialysis. I’m wondering if bicarbonate of soda will help him. He has proteinuria and his creatinine levels are at about 2.0 now. When he had the metabolic collapse from the risperdal and neuroleptic malignant syndrome his blood was really acid and they used bicarbonate of soda in ER. Could an alkaline approach stave off the loss of kidney function? I believe he had renal tubular issues from the toxicity of meds. Also, they say to avoid magnesium because the kidneys can’t clear it but yet they prescribed 500mg calcium but no magnesium. Would using the liquid on the skin avoid the kidney issue and clearance? So scared of the pharmaceuticals they generously prescribe and the damage they have caused my husband.
    Thank you for any help you may offer.

    • IMVA Staff

      Cheryl, when there is kidney damage the body cannot get rid of excess magnesium, no matter if it is taken orally or obtained by putting it on the skin. Kidney problems are the biggest contraindication to using magnesium and should only be done under medical supervision with frequent testing.

      Bicarbonate definitely is helpful in renal tubular issues, but Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is a very serious consequence of the use of neuroleptic drugs. Your husband has unfortunately had some organ damage, hopefully only temporary, but you must be very careful not to overstress anything until everything stabilizes once again. Please make changes only under the supervision of your health care provider. You may want to consider a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus. If so you can contact Luciana Valentim at : luciana@imva.info

      If it helps any, I have personally seen people fully recover from this disastrous consequence of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. But we all need to be aware of these kinds of dangers from the medicines being prescribed to us today. Unfortunately little thought and little oversight is given after these drugs are prescribed.

      I hope your husband’s health improves rapidly and when he is ready he can get onto magnesium chloride. He may be prescribed sodium bicarbonate even sooner.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Cheryl

    The bicarbonate of soda and the magnesium therapy both sound great but my husband has had kidney damage from lithium and risperdal. He was hospitalized 12 days in ICU this last time(May 2010) and 7 days of dialysis. I’m wondering if bicarbonate of soda will help him. He has proteinuria and his creatinine levels are at about 2.0 now. When he had the metabolic collapse from the risperdal and neuroleptic malignant syndrome his blood was really acid and they used bicarbonate of soda in ER. Could an alkaline approach stave off the loss of kidney function? I believe he had renal tubular issues from the toxicity of meds. Also, they say to avoid magnesium because the kidneys can’t clear it but yet they prescribed 500mg calcium but no magnesium. Would using the liquid on the skin avoid the kidney issue and clearance? So scared of the pharmaceuticals they generously prescribe and the damage they have caused my husband.
    Thank you for any help you may offer.

    • IMVA Staff

      Cheryl, when there is kidney damage the body cannot get rid of excess magnesium, no matter if it is taken orally or obtained by putting it on the skin. Kidney problems are the biggest contraindication to using magnesium and should only be done under medical supervision with frequent testing.

      Bicarbonate definitely is helpful in renal tubular issues, but Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is a very serious consequence of the use of neuroleptic drugs. Your husband has unfortunately had some organ damage, hopefully only temporary, but you must be very careful not to overstress anything until everything stabilizes once again. Please make changes only under the supervision of your health care provider. You may want to consider a personal consultation with Dr. Sircus. If so you can contact Luciana Valentim at : luciana@imva.info

      If it helps any, I have personally seen people fully recover from this disastrous consequence of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. But we all need to be aware of these kinds of dangers from the medicines being prescribed to us today. Unfortunately little thought and little oversight is given after these drugs are prescribed.

      I hope your husband’s health improves rapidly and when he is ready he can get onto magnesium chloride. He may be prescribed sodium bicarbonate even sooner.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA
      IMVA

  • Maggie

    I’m a healthy 52 year old female. I recently had blood work done and found that my GFR was in the 40′s to 50′s. I try to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. Working as a CT Tech I’m well aware of the importance of kidney function and the body. I attended a Chronic Kidney Disease seminar and the Nephrologist suggested taking up to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda a day – 1/4 in the morning and 1/4 in the evening. My question is how do we keep track of our pH balance to be sure we are not over taking the baking soda?

    • IMVA Staff

      Maggie,

      Check your urinary pH with test strips and aim for pH of about 7.3-7.4 which is on the alkaline side.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA

  • Maggie

    I’m a healthy 52 year old female. I recently had blood work done and found that my GFR was in the 40′s to 50′s. I try to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. Working as a CT Tech I’m well aware of the importance of kidney function and the body. I attended a Chronic Kidney Disease seminar and the Nephrologist suggested taking up to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda a day – 1/4 in the morning and 1/4 in the evening. My question is how do we keep track of our pH balance to be sure we are not over taking the baking soda?

    • IMVA Staff

      Maggie,

      Check your urinary pH with test strips and aim for pH of about 7.3-7.4 which is on the alkaline side.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French RN, LPHA

  • Jeaneth

    My 69 old mom was recently diagnose with kidney disease how can she take the sodium carbonate she has high blood preasure and high colesterol.

    • IMVA Staff

      Keep a watch on her blood pressure and monitor it often. Studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate does not have the same effects on blood pressure as sodium chloride does. Work under the watchful eye of a health care practitioner.

  • Jeaneth

    My 69 old mom was recently diagnose with kidney disease how can she take the sodium carbonate she has high blood preasure and high colesterol.

    • IMVA Staff

      Keep a watch on her blood pressure and monitor it often. Studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate does not have the same effects on blood pressure as sodium chloride does. Work under the watchful eye of a health care practitioner.

  • Vernon

    Hello Dr. Sircus,

    Could you advise on the long term, would half a teaspoon of baking soda to be consumed daily be a good proposition.

    If not what would be average time period to take the baking soda and how long would break interval be before one resume the oral intake of of baking soda again.

    Thank you.

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

      Vernon without kinowing more about you and what you are trying to accomplish and what other problems you have, I will not advise this. Sorry but there are possible negative effects of taking too much bicarbonate daily. The amount you are talking about probably would not hurt but more information is needed. And you should let your pH be your guide if alkalinazation is the result you want, but only if you change diet to a more alkaline diet for long term results. Do not rely on baking soda alone.
      Dr. Mark

  • Vernon

    Hello Dr. Sircus,

    Could you advise on the long term, would half a teaspoon of baking soda to be consumed daily be a good proposition.

    If not what would be average time period to take the baking soda and how long would break interval be before one resume the oral intake of of baking soda again.

    Thank you.

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

      Vernon without kinowing more about you and what you are trying to accomplish and what other problems you have, I will not advise this. Sorry but there are possible negative effects of taking too much bicarbonate daily. The amount you are talking about probably would not hurt but more information is needed. And you should let your pH be your guide if alkalinazation is the result you want, but only if you change diet to a more alkaline diet for long term results. Do not rely on baking soda alone.
      Dr. Mark

  • Karyn Thurston

    I am in my 70th, Would a daily capsule of baking soda be beneficial? Is there a chance I could compromise the stomach acid and cause problems with food digestion?

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

      Karen,

      you need to watch your pH and not alkalinize too much which can also cause problems in the body.

      Dr. Mark

  • Karyn Thurston

    I am in my 70th, Would a daily capsule of baking soda be beneficial? Is there a chance I could compromise the stomach acid and cause problems with food digestion?

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

      Karen,

      you need to watch your pH and not alkalinize too much which can also cause problems in the body.

      Dr. Mark

  • veeola

    Will taking soda bicarbonate effect your blood pressure since it is sodium? People say it not good for you because of the salt? I’ve used it to lower my ph, but worry about it. I have no blood pressure problems at this time, and don’t want it either. please respond

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

      veeola,
      Keep a watch on your blood pressure and keep in mind not to use bicarbonate over the long term. Studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate does not have the same effects on blood pressure as sodium chloride does.

      Change your diet to a more alkalinizing diet which will not have negative effects on your blood pressure. LL Magnetic clay is my preferred source for Ancient Minerals magnesium oil or flakes. http://www.magneticclay.com/

      Use magnesium chloride transdermally to keep blood pressure in control. Get some Ancient Minerals to add to a bath twice a week.

      Dr. Mark

  • veeola

    Will taking soda bicarbonate effect your blood pressure since it is sodium? People say it not good for you because of the salt? I’ve used it to lower my ph, but worry about it. I have no blood pressure problems at this time, and don’t want it either. please respond

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

      veeola,
      Keep a watch on your blood pressure and keep in mind not to use bicarbonate over the long term. Studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate does not have the same effects on blood pressure as sodium chloride does.

      Change your diet to a more alkalinizing diet which will not have negative effects on your blood pressure. LL Magnetic clay is my preferred source for Ancient Minerals magnesium oil or flakes. http://www.magneticclay.com/

      Use magnesium chloride transdermally to keep blood pressure in control. Get some Ancient Minerals to add to a bath twice a week.

      Dr. Mark

  • Jerry Nation

    Even if a person appears to be health and feeling fine. Would it be a good idea to take a certain amount of baking soda every day as a preventative, and how much?

    Thank You

  • Jerry Nation

    Even if a person appears to be health and feeling fine. Would it be a good idea to take a certain amount of baking soda every day as a preventative, and how much?

    Thank You

  • POONAM

    HI
    CAN U PLS ADVICE THT BAKING SODA HAS TO BE OF ARM AND HAMMER ONLY OR ANY BAKING SODA ONE CAN TAKE.

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

      The Baking soda you use should be aluminum free. Both Arm and Hammer and Bob’s Red Mill are aluminum free and readily available. I’m not sure about other brands that might be sold in other countries……..check the label and write to the manufacturer if necessary to find out.

      Often people confuse baking “powder” with baking “soda”. These are not the same thing and baking powder used to have added aluminum and other ingredeints. But generally baking soda is pure with no additives.

      Dr. Mark

  • POONAM

    HI
    CAN U PLS ADVICE THT BAKING SODA HAS TO BE OF ARM AND HAMMER ONLY OR ANY BAKING SODA ONE CAN TAKE.

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

      The Baking soda you use should be aluminum free. Both Arm and Hammer and Bob’s Red Mill are aluminum free and readily available. I’m not sure about other brands that might be sold in other countries……..check the label and write to the manufacturer if necessary to find out.

      Often people confuse baking “powder” with baking “soda”. These are not the same thing and baking powder used to have added aluminum and other ingredeints. But generally baking soda is pure with no additives.

      Dr. Mark

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