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HOMEMEDICINESodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

The Healing Power of Baking Soda

Published on June 2, 2014

This is the first medical review of sodium bicarbonate in the history of medicine and it will change the way we think about baking soda, change the way we practice medicine and change the way we take care of our children. Our lives are made easier by sodium bicarbonate and that easing of the way extends to health and medical care and can even save our lives if we have cardiac, cancer or kidney disease.

Today, June 2, the Sodium Bicarbonate book, is available in the often requested hard copy version, is now on sale on Amazon and I invite all my readers to purchase a copy so we can push the book onto the bestseller list. Clearly, this is a great addition to everyone’s library and makes a wonderful gift because it brings people into awareness of a substance that can ease their aches and pains and even save lives like it does routinely in the emergency and intensive care wards.

Sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) helps to save countless lives every day.

Dr. Boris Veysman specialist in emergency medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey describes one emergency room experience:

“The emergency department is always noisy, but today the triage nurse is yelling "not breathing," as she runs toward us pushing a wheelchair.  A pale, thin woman is slumped over and looking gray. Without concrete proof of a "Do Not Resuscitate" order, there’s no hesitation. Click, klang, and the patient has a tube down her throat within seconds. I do the chest compressions. On the monitor, she is flat-lining — no heartbeat. I synchronize my words with the compressions and call out for an external pacemaker. Pumping … thinking: Cardiac standstill … after walking in … with cancer … on chemo. This resuscitation isn’t by the book. "Get two amps of bicarbonate," I say to the intern. The jugular line takes seconds, and I flush it with sodium bicarbonate. This probably will correct the blood’s extreme acidity, which I suspect is driving up the potassium. The external pacemaker finally arrives. Potent electric shocks at 80 beats per minute begin to stimulate her heart. The vitals stabilize.

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Sodium bicarbonate is an emergency room intensive care medicine that can be used in cancer treatment as well as in fighting the symptoms of the flu. It is not a substitute for dietary corrections that leads one eventually into a healthy alkaline existence but it can be used quite effectively to change the terrain of tissues and cells quickly.

I start this landmark medical book with the words above. We are talking about serious medicine when we talk about sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) lives up to the image on the Arm and Hammer’s box, it is the ultimate heavy-weight workhorse medicine that every healthcare professional and parent should be knowledgeable about and routinely use.

Everyone should know how to wield the mighty muscle (the famous Arm and Hammer logo is the appropriate image for sodium bicarbonate) of baking soda; knowing intimately its power and flexibility of application. Like magnesium chloride administration possibilities are versatile: intravenous, oral, transdermal, in lotions and baths, via catheter; it can also be vaporized directly into the lungs and be used in enemas and douches.

Bicarbonate is present in all body fluids and organs and plays a major role in the acid-base balances in the human body. Bicarbonate deficiencies spell big trouble for human physiology when the vascular system begins to deteriorate as less oxygen is delivered to the cells. Bicarbonate deficiency is synonymous with carbon dioxide deficiencies, which occur in everyone who does not exercise properly. Bicarbonate is the wonderful medicine it is because it turns into carbon dioxide in the stomach, which drives bicarbonates into the blood.

One of the greatest secrets in medicine is that bicarbonate and carbon dioxide are really two forms of the same thing and change into each other at the speed of light in the blood. One of the greatest tragedies of our time is brewing around the insanity of governments and their paid scientists and health officials, who are scaring the wits out of everyone with fear of carbon dioxide and the taxes they want to place on its production.

Plants love carbon dioxide; we love carbon dioxide (it’s what makes exercise so healthy) but others hate it because they can sell their souls and make money by deceiving everyone about it. The real danger coming out of the coal stacks of the world is not the carbon dioxide but the huge tonnage of mercury that is released into the air each day, which I calculate to be about 20 tons.

They have never proven that it is the carbon dioxide that is driving global warming and in fact we also have cooling from solar dimming, solar radiance decreasing, and increased volcanic activity, which can have heating effects on the planet from below and cooling effects from above as tremendous amounts of ash gets thrown high into the air.

Baking soda is an essential medicine and is probably one of the most useful substances in the world. No wonder the pharmaceutical companies do not want doctors or anyone else to know much about it! Sodium Bicarbonate is an important medicine – of the safest – and it is essential when treating cancer, kidney and other diseases.

Special Note: The second edition of the Sodium Bicarbonate book Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment is available now in a Spanish edition in eBook form.

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Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Director International Medical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine

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  • v

    Dear Sircus, haven’t read your book.. bumped into this article while looking for any interactions between Baking Soda and toothpastes…. as I found out the wrong way the interaction with orange juice. I have been an avid user and advocate for the benefits of this logical and easy to access element. I had acid reflux and Bowel… whatever syndrome, a bloated belly and was constantly tired. About 5/6 years ago, I started taking two horizontal fingers of water and a dash of Sodium Bicarbonate in the morning before getting out of bed. Ate everything I could until 3/4 in the afternoon, then only liquids or very light foods or soup + water before going to sleep. I changed my huge pharmacy deposit, acid reflux, bowel whatever for: morning and energy in general, sleeping like a child on my belly, and lost the bowel whatever somewhere together with the omeprazole I had to take everyday. I understand it doesn’t actually cure cancer, but stops it from growing. That is much more than what we sell to cancer patients in the world. I understand we have different pHs in the body, but it is baking soda that is given to a dying patient in the ER, isn’t it?
    So, I watched a tape in the comment are,a which makes me mad. As the argument is that the acidic stomach has to remain acidic to process foods so bringing alkalinity is wrong as it would dwarf the digestive process.
    Well, I looked at my pool. NO matter how much chlorine I would add, the water was cloudy. But, if the PH was leveled, a small amount of chlorine would make the water sparkle with transparency! We are water, so I applied the same logic. The input is only in the stomach, but sends a signal to the rest of the body so as not to over burden the system with extra work, thus the antibodies are free to do their jobs VERY WELL!
    It could be that the salt triggers a note… or simply that enzymes will speak better to the elements they transform. Maybe , but certainly, THE RESULTS ARE: I feel much better as far as my body is concerned, lost 10 pounds in 2/3 years, and eliminated the medicine stock. Omeprazole and crestor to the garbage with all the intestinal, digestive, tension medicine , etc. And, I gave up smoking in the same years! I am old. It was a very positive decision in my life. I wish it for everyone I know… I have become the “BS” (baking soda) spokesman around me… and constantly ridiculed for it, until, someone feels bad and tries it and it works for them. I travel so sometimes, I receive a note that reads… was thinking of you because my ….. just started taking Baking Soda because of you.


    Regards and thank you!

  • Jacobtheelder1253

    This is fking stupid. it has EVERYTHING to do with fighting viruses and cancer. Nobody said you have to turn your stomach alkaline. Go look up doctor sebi videos. He’s been curing cancer and aids since the 80’s

    • Jacobtheelder1253

      Another reason is if you look into Tai Chi and how energy kills cancer. Alkalinity is energy.

    • Joe Kallvet

      Dr. Sebi only recommends foods that are alkaline lol

  • philip

    Sounds very useful. l Would love to learn more about this natural treatment.

    • Adriana Elbaunm

      Hi Philip,
      We offer a free ebook – Introduction to Natural Allopathic Medicine – in our web site. We also have the ebook Sodium Bicarbonate – Second Edition E-Book:
      Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment for sale in our store. Please find the link below

      Best Regards,
      IMVA Support Team

  • SirGalahadT

    Is there a Kindle version available? I can’t see one on Amazon

  • David Barnes

    I am not ill. But recently I decided to embark on a very simple 10-day Sodium Bicarbonate cleanse. I have been fasting & cleansing for over 40 years so I know my body responses quite well, however I had never before done a Sodium Bicarb cleanse. It was a thrilling 10 days.

    4 days drinking 2 tsp Sod Bi with 1 tsp molasses 3 times a day. 5 days drinking 2 tsp Sod Bi with 1 tsp molasses 2 times a day. 1 day drinking 2 tsp Sod Bi with 1 tsp molasses 4 times that last day. I ate lightly, drank juices for the 9 days, then only drank juices & water (along with Sod Bi concoction) on the last day. My only measurement was that I maintained my urine Ph at 8 throughout. I felt quite well, slight headaches from time-to-time; no problem sleeping; maintained elimination using herbs; lots of urination; overall lightness in body, mind and feeling realm.

    Last day: drank lots of water & juice; urinated 25 times; copious elimination. Went to bed & slept well even though i was up hourly to urinate. Every cell felt like it was being wrung out like a sponge & fluids moving like a river to be eliminated. Every cell felt vibrantly alive & vital, throughout the whole body; even while, at the same time it was all incredibly uncomfortably all through the night, it was ECSTATIC. Quite an array of contradictory feeling & sensations.

    Also, on the last 3 days I was reading, writing & meditating for may hours through the day, and on the last day it was an intensive spiritual journey of study, quiet, & meditation. So, these concentrated Spiritual components to the physical cleanse allowed for a profound purification and release at all levels of substance and consciousness.

    In the days immediately afterward,my body, mind and heart feel light, free, serene, relaxed, at ease, joyful, grateful and astonished at what was accomplished.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. I am so profoundly thankful for the book on Sodium Bicarbonate that Dr. Sircus recently published. What a glorious journey! db December 11, 2014

    • Rick

      I see where you only checked the pH of you urine. From what I have been told is that this method only gives you an idea of what you happened to be eating that day. To get an accurate reading you should test your oral pH only after eight hours of eating, like after first arising in the morning before eating or drinking anything. It really sounds like you received some good benefits. The book is a great one!!

      • IMVAUser

        Yes….you can use both aways.

  • Genitempoo

    How much baking soda is safe for everyday use

  • linda

    Thanks for publishing this in a hard copy version! I’ve ordered it and am awaiting my copy.

  • Y. Garcia

    I share Dr. Sircus’ enthusiasm for baking soda. This magic ingredient may even come into general use as a topical treatment for Parkinson’s. Parkinsonian symptoms can be caused by Candida albicans (yeast), which thrives in a low-oxygen, acidic environment. Candida is hungry for sugar, which it breaks down into a toxic substance called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde turns the neurotransmitter dopamine into salsolinol. Salsolinol attacks the neurons responsible for producing dopamine.

    Baking soda baths will draw bicarbonate into the body, alkalizing the pH, reducing the yeast proliferation, and helping dopamine levels and dopamine activity to normalize over time. A family member of mine is helped considerably by this treatment; he started to feel better the day after his first baking soda bath. The only caution is to take things slowly and gently, not to kill too much yeast too fast, because candidal die-off is toxic. Full body baths with bicarbonate may be too much at first; daily or every-other-day foot baths with 1/4 cup of baking soda may be enough in the beginning.

    • B.jones

      Hi there. My name is Brandon. I have been researching candida exhaustively for past 2 weeks and the info is often contradictory or confusing. I came across ur comment when googling it late one night and wonder how things have progressed with ur family member with candida. How familiar are u with this condition? I notice u have been in hospital line of work for long time. Anyways, I am poor, with no health insurance. I’m 35 and work as a cook in a restaurant. 🙁 with my symptoms and history along with hours and hours of internet research, I am convinced this may b my problem. I am very interested in the effects of sodium bicarb on the candida fungus and the body. I’d really like to talk with u about this if u have the time..

      • T

        You can actually brush your teerh and rinse your mouth with baking soda, not swallowing, and get small amounts into your system. This will help candida, too. A gradual approach to avoid too much candida die-off.