In case of damaged or failing kidneys, knowing what caused it in the first place is of vital importance. Knowing the cause means identifying the best way of treatment and preventing further kidney problems. Although there are medications for any kind of kidney problems, one of the ultimate natural treatments is baking soda.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a natural substance produced by the kidneys in small amounts in order to keep the body alkaline and help with the elimination of toxins. Our body’s ability to use the food we eat depends on how dissolved the food is in chemicals. This is enabled by a production of hormones and enzymes that come from the endocrine system. If the kidneys produce too much of these enzymes, it means you’re consuming far too much sugar, sodium, processed food. This can overload the kidneys and pancreas and cause serious problems. One of the main negative sides of this is the production of less sodium carbonate in the body, which will allow toxins to accumulate in your tissues and ravage your system.
Luckily, baking soda can help. According to one study, baking soda can resolve most kidney problems including kidney stones, and will significantly improve their function. The study conducted at the London Royal College discovered that baking soda can even improve the condition of dialysis patients without any kind of side-effect. When the organ produces less baking soda, sodium can make the blood too acidic, which is a sign of kidney failure. No need to worry too much, though, as consuming a bit of baking soda can reverse the damage done.
The study provided amazing results. The dialysis patients that were given baking soda every day along the treatments experienced slower kidney failure. At the end of the study after a couple of years, only 6.5% of the patients still required dialysis, which can be considered a great success.
Drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of baking soda can neutralize the acids in your bloodstream and prevent further damage. Additionally, baking soda can treat other diseases related to acidity as well. A few studies associated it with slower mental decline in cases of Alzheimer’s disease, and some studies showed that the substance can also kill cancer cells. Although further research is needed, scientists are optimistic about the results.