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July 24, 2004

Eat Right for Your pH


Keep it SIMPLE pH Balancing Tip

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


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.

Read More on pH Balance:

Getting Started

Tending Toward Acidity or a High-Alkaline


Quiz: Are you Overly Acidic or

a High Alkaline Producer?

Foods to Avoid

Keep it SIMPLE pH Balancing Tip

— Baking Soda

Nutritional Therapies

Alkaline Power Food Plan

Cornerstones of Alkaline Food


Substitutions for Acidic Foods

Typical Alkalinizing Meals

Complementary Therapies

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