Disclaimer: The information in this article is for information purposes only. The author of this article is not a medical doctor. Use of this information is at your own risk. Consult a qualified medical professional before starting any home remedy for illnesses.
We’ve all heard that illness comes when the body is too acidic. That disease does not like an alkaline environment and that our bodies PH level should be balanced. Our bodies get acidic partly by the foods we eat, such as sugar. Which is one of the reasons that those who eat too much sugar tend to be sick more often. Balancing our PH levels is key to good overall health.
This isn’t new information, in the early 1900’s doctors would prescribe sodium bicarbonate, or Baking Soda, to treat colds and the flu because it reduces the acidity of the body and helps balance the bodies PH level. The method described below dates back to the early 1920’s to treat colds and the flu and is still effective today, not to mention that it is inexpensive and the one main ingredient is available in almost any grocery store.
So here is the time honored method of treating colds and the flu:
At the first sign of a cold or the flu coming on dissolve 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in one cup water and drink it all gone. Do this a total of 6 times throughout the day at two hour intervals.
Repeat this the next day, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in one cup of water, six times a day at two hour intervals.
On the third day take only two doses of 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in one cup of water. One in the morning and one at night. Repeat this (twice a day, morning and night) for subsequent days up to 3 more days or until illness is gone.
Also note that when buying the baking soda you are using for this method there are two different kinds of baking soda sold, one that is solely for baking and one that is meant for taking internally as a medicine. The difference is the one meant solely for baking has aluminum in it. They are usually in the same isle of the stores and look almost identical but you will need to read the package carefully to find the difference.