Baking Soda

Hi All, Just finished watching a very long (4 hour) film/presentation on YouTube about how an alkaline body helps fight diseases like cancer, MS and Fibromyalgia. Right at the end ( of course ) it stated that Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is very alkaline, and had people on who were adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda to a large glass of water (about a pint) and drinking it down, and it had completely changed their lives and helped restore health (along with a healthy diet). People use it for cleaning, as toothpaste, an ant-acid, a deodorant, add it to shampoo and much more. I’d seen it mentioned on the Interstitial Cystitis Association website as a way of easing the pain caused with bladder probs, but it hadn’t really registered with me that it could be used to help MS. The theory is, I think, that our bodies have become too acidic through the modern diet and stress, and that by creating an alkaline environment allows the body to start healing. Anyone tried this? I’m going to give it a go. Should ease my bladder if nothing else. There is a saying that if something’s too good to be true, then it probably is, but given that modern medicine is all about profit, it’s the sort of thing Big Pharma would want to keep quiet. Heather

It’s brilliant at getting nasty smells out of things.

If Baking Soda was likely to make a difference to MS sufferers, I think we would have heard about it already. Just a thought! Teresa xx

Too much acid? Does that mean that I can’t have my tea on this alkaline diet?

i know of some people with ms who take baking soda.

they recommended it to me and i tried it but drinking salty water (thats what it tastes like) was a touch too yuk!

good luck with it heather.

it cant do any harm.

carole x

All I wish to say is proceed with caution…I’m sure your aware of the placebo effect.

There has to be the research to back up any claims of treatments/cures otherwise in my opinion your wasting your time and money.

Bicar is so useful.

Make into a paste and rub on the water marks on glasses. Come up a treat!

Put in the bath to relieve itching like chicken pox etc.

Not sure about MS but could eat it in scotch pancakes every day!!

Jen x

Be careful how much you have - water with it in tastes salty because it is salty. Most of us have too much salt in our diets already.


I reckon there’s no harm in giving it a go. Unlike a lot of alternative therapies, it’s hardly going to break the bank. And as for the possibility of the placebo effect, I think our rational Western minds too easily dismiss the placebo - if you’re feeling better, then you’re feeling better, even if the reason for it isn’t ‘scientific’ or the reason you think you’re feeling better. Even if the science doesn’t back it up, I don’t really care.


I read that drinking lemon jucie with water fresh of course hD the same effect. I have been doing this but only for a few days x


Thats so interesting about the baking soda/bi-carb. For years l have used apple cider vinegar. You would think it was acidic - but its not - its alkaline - balances the ‘ph’. l get gout occasionally - and a glass of water with a tablespoon of APC and a teaspoon of honey works wonders and neutralises the uric-acid. We put it in the ducks/hens/horses/dogs drinking water - so l buy it 20gallons at a time. Supposed to help with arthritic pain. l know my granny used it for her ‘livestock’ and took it herself.

Google it Heather. l know you are like me and like to look into all these ideas that hopefully will ‘improve our lot’. You have given me lots to look at now -[ waiting for the book Grain Brain] Will certainly look at this.

I use apple cider vinigar for my acid reflux,nothing else can touch it,but the apple cider vinigar works a treat.

J x


l put the ACV in a vinegar bottle and use it for cooking - putting on chips etc. lts also good in the water when l clean the windows - gives a sparkle.