Baking Soda and Psoriasis
My choice of ensuring my drinking water is alkaline is using baking soda (from my local health food shop). The amount needed is so small - just 1/8 tsp of baking soda to my 8oz glass of water.
However, it is recommended to alternate your alkaline choices by switching to fresh lemon juice and/or liquid chlorophyll (derived from plants) so you are not ingesting too much baking soda long term. (Always check with your doctor before starting a new eating program).
Baking Soda (Bicarbonate) is an alkaline substance naturally produced in the body that buffers acids and helps keep pH in check.
"Many of us think of baking soda as an ingredient used for cooking, or even something that helps to keep our refrigerators odor-free, but baking soda is surprisingly good for your health and home, too!" says Dr. Axe
Some of the most common baking soda benefits include:
Eases stomach pain
Helps with digestive issues
Relieves bloating and gas
Fights off diseases
Kills fungi, mold and parasites
Minimizes cough and sore throat
Reduces the duration of cold and flu
Helps pH balance
Reduces the symptoms of gout
Promotes kidney health
Treats urinary tract infections
Reduces muscle pain and fatigue
British researchers found that adding one-half cup of baking soda to bathwater soothed itchiness and irritation in patients with psoriasis. I always add a soft gel capsule of evening primrose oil to may bath water also.) And a paste made of baking soda mixed with a little water and dabbed on sunburn, insect bites, allergic rashes, and skin exposed to poison oak/ivy reduces discomfort. That same paste also makes a nice, gentle exfoliant.
Use as a Natural Deodorant. Simply mix about a teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to create a milky liquid, and rub it on your feet and underarms. Who Knew?
Warning: Oral use is also safe, provided you do not exceed the recommended doses, as this could upset the body’s acid-base balance. Larger amounts can cause temporary nausea and diarrhea.
However, the amount I am talking about (1/8 tsp per 8 oz glass of drinking water and not exceeding 1 tsp per day) is not excessive.
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