Old baking soda home remedy for colds and flu

by HFHR
(MN)

The Arm & Hammer Co. published an article in 1925 about using sodium bicarbonate as a remedy for colds and flu. They recommended the following dosage:

*Day 1 -- Take six doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals.

*Day 2 -- Take four doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals.

*Day 3 -- Take two doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter ½ teaspoon in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone.

According to Arm & Hammer’s dosing instructions, do not exceed seven doses of ½ teaspoon per day, or three doses of ½ teaspoon daily if you’re over the age of 60. In addition, do not use the maximum dosage for more than two weeks.

I found this interesting because it make sense! Having your bodies ph balanced has many benefits and since baking soda is alkaline it would neutralize any acidity. Has anyone tried this?

PS: This is not for people on a salt restricted diet!

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baking soda for back ache
by: Anonymous

hi, I havent used baking soda for colds but I have used it for a back ache I get after eating sugary foods. Sugar is a no no to my body. I take half a teasponn of baking soda and the back ache leaves. I try to eat healthy but sometimes donuts and cookies get to tempting and that is when I use the b. s. Phyllis

Baking Soda for colds.
by: Anonymous

I have been using this for about two years now and have yet to get sick. I use 1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz. of water as soon as I begin to feel the onset of a cold. I do this up to 3 times a day for about two days and never get sick. Baking soda can cause headaches and diarrhea and sometimes dizziness. I have experienced these side effects but they have always been either very mild or absent.
You can test your ph. through out the day. Urine ph and saliva will be different. But we are supposed to be at about 7.3-7.8 I think(somewhere slightly above 7). I am not an expert. This is just what I have read and it works for me.






Works for me
by: Anonymous

I haven't gotten sick in 7 years. I take 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day for two days when I feel like a cold is coming on. Making sure that I take a dose before going to sleep. I wake up without any cold symptoms.

The cold and flu germs thrive in an acidic environment. Your body naturally has a ph of 7.4. When you are acidic, you are out of balance, and the cold will get you. Taking baking soda helps you restore that balance. Avoid sugar and alcohol, that makes you acidic.

Seemed to work for me.
by: Sharon Cousins

I beat off a flu bug in about 18 hours that some of my friends had for two weeks or even more. My two top 'weapons' were Grapefruit Seed Extract (also alkalizing, and usually mixed with 'green drink' stuff) and baking soda solution with a little molasses in it. I also do the baking soda and molasses protocol for cancer for a couple weeks every January in hopes of warding it off. I have noticed positive changes in my body both times I have done this.

It works....
by: Anonymous

Three years ago I got a flu shot and it made me so sick. I discovered the use of baking soda on line and have been using it for two years and have not had the flu or major cold symtoms. I would just ask you to try it. Thank you.

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