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Balancing Your pH with Sodium Bicarbonate
When your acid/alkaline balance is off, your body steals alkaline minerals from your bones to buffer the acids. Sodium bicarbonate, or a sodium-potassium bicarbonate mixture, plays a critical role in maintaining the right degree of acidity or alkalinity in cells, fluids, organs, and systems throughout your body. So make it part of your daily routine. What is it? Plain baking soda.
Take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate mixed with spring water twice a day in the morning when you wake up and before bed. Not only will this prevent your body from stealing alkaline minerals from your bones to balance its pH, but it will also help with general digestion and your ability to withstand respiratory illnesses. If possible, mix four to eight parts baking soda to one part potassium bicarbonate, because the extra potassium helps assure an adequate supply of this mineral to your bones. You can find potassium bicarbonate in health food stores in a premixed product called Alka-Aid, or ask your pharmacist to prepare it for you.
If you’re pregnant, following a low sodium diet, or taking certain heart medications, however, check with your physician first. Also, if you experience tingling in your arms, legs, or lips, become anxious or panicky, or feel bloated or gassy, cut back on the amount you take and how often you take it.