The food in our body is dissolved with the help of enzymes and hormones, products of the endocrine system. Sodium bicarbonate is produced by the kidneys and pancreas to help the body dissolve and use the food we eat. The bigger part of sodium is produced by the pancreas, which protects out kidneys from damage. Depending on the type of food, sometimes the kidneys can produce the bigger part of sodium bicarbonate. If we eat sugars and fat daily, the pancreas will be overworked and produce smaller amount of sodium bicarbonate in the process. This will lead to kidney damage. Sodium bicarbonate is extremely important to our system – it neutralizes acids, protects the kidney and other organs. If there’s a lack of it, the acids in our body cannot be neutralized leading to harmful effects on the kidneys and other organs as well.
A study was conducted at the Royal London Hospital on the effects of baking soda on kidneys. The study showed that baking soda can slow down the progression of kidney stones and is very beneficial. The study also revealed that baking soda can help people undergoing dialysis by fixing the kidney damage. With time, they would eliminate the need of dialysis.
When the kidney production of sodium bicarbonate is low, other organs play that role. When even they can’t produce or get sodium bicarbonate to the urine, it will enter the blood and become acidic. If kidney failure occurs, the acids from the blood aren’t removed. When the kidneys work properly they transfer sodium bicarbonate into the urine, so the blood goes back to normal again.
The study focused mainly on people undergoing dialysis and showed tremendous success. It showed that baking soda can stop the progress of kidney stones, reverse the damage on the kidneys and eliminate the need of dialysis in kidney disease patients. It lasted for 2 years, and just 6.5% of the patients still needed dialysis by the end! When the study started, 33% of the patients needed dialysis. Compared to the end number this success is amazing! Sodium bicarbonate can prevent and even reverse the onset of chronic kidney failure and stop some related diseases like heart disease or end-stage renal disease. When baking soda is consumed orally and combined with dialysis it has enhanced efficiency because it goes to the blood stream directly. It protects our kidneys and neutralizes acids such as Sulphur, phosphorus and nitrogen, allowing them to pass through the kidneys without causing damage. And, the amazing powers of baking soda don’t stop there: you can use it for other diseases, even cancer! Chemotherapy patients often use baking soda to treat the side effects of the therapy.
Baking soda treatment
Dissolve a little baking soda under the tongue on the first day. Prepare a mixture of a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of high-quality salt into 1.5 l. of water, and drink it the next few days.
Of course, leading an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to kidney damage. So, it’s crucial to eat a healthy diet for your kidneys and overall health. Be careful about the food you eat. After all, how you look is a perfect mirror of your health.