Sodium bicarbonate is an aid to life and health

The only way to extend life expectancy is to keep the pH slightly alkaline. This can be accomplished with sodium bicarbonate.

Drinking tap water or any demineralized water is going to take one to his grave a lot faster than drinking high-alkaline, high-pH, highly mineralized water. Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. Acidity prevents the liver and pancreas from regulating blood sugar, making the risk of diabetes and cancer increase. Believe it or not, low-cost sodium bicarbonate is the answer for too much acid in the body.

Most normal adults who eat ordinary Western diets likely have chronic, low-grade acidosis, which increases with age. This excess acid, or acidosis, is thought to contribute to many diseases and to intensify the aging process. There is, therefore, a relationship between the aging process and the accumulation of acids in the body.

Please keep in mind that the pH of general body acid should be slightly alkaline in a range of 7.3 to 7.7. But the stomach acid is very different. It has to be very acidic for health, ranging from 3.5 to 4.5 pH.

Probably the most inexpensive item you should keep in your medicine cabinet (usually costing about $1.)High stomach acid is needed for proper food digestion. Never, ever take antacids of any kind, regardless of what TV advertising says. If you have “acid indigestion,” take betaine hydrochloride. I have used both the NOW Foods and the Standard Process product lines. Both are good.

The acid/alkaline balance is one of the most overlooked aspects of health. Yet the American public is heavily acidic, and few doctors ever pay any attention to it. The acidity of the body is directly related to the aging process. Death is the final saturation of the body with acid.

To decrease acidity in the body, Dr. Mark Sircus, author of “Sodium Barcarbonate Nature’s Unique First Aid Remedy,” recommends dissolving a level teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda in a tumbler of cool water (at least 8 oz.) and drinking it one to two hours after meals. For a tonic form, about one-quarter teaspoonful before meals. His book is full of the many uses of sodium bicarbonate that will both shock and surprise you.


Bob Livingston

By Bob Livingston

Bob Livingston has been writing most of his adult life on matters of health, nutritional supplements, natural alternatives and social importance.