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Yes, Baking Soda Is A “Miracle Cure” For Candida  Rating:  Rating
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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2012 05:41 pm
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A little clarification is in order. First of all your bloods ph level will never be acidic. It will be 7.4 and your body thru homeostasis will do whatever necessary to keep it there. Acidic blood would de death. Secondly our stomach is full of HCl and is very acidic around 2. As soon as the contents leave the stomach and enter "the gut" the duodenum these acids are neutralized. Our intestines are alkaline and we would never want an acidic gut!!!

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Well when reading and sites refer to blood being too acidic they generally mean a lower alkaline level than they should. Blood should stay within the range of 7.35 to 7.45, if your blood falls below 7.35 it is referred to as acidosis. Of course literally that would be silly,  below 7 would be death.  Each organ and blood share a different PH level but saying acidify doesn't necessarily mean below 7.

Healthy bacteria that we have needs a certain ph to live in or it can't survive and yeast ratio will change. That is if it is too acidic or too alkaline.

Secondly you are correct, once the food leaves our stomach it is neutralized in the small intestines (see last link) and our large intestines should be slightly acidic, lowest range 5.5 - 7. I did a little research see below but my main point was balance. I also don't consider "the gut" to be just the small intestines.

This explains why probiotics are so important, when they say acidic they don't literally mean a level 2 or 3.

 "These organic compounds include lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid that increase the acidity of the intestine and curb the reproduction of many harmful bacteria.”

http://www.probiotic.org/intestinal-bacteria.htm

"Candida overgrowth relies on increased alkalinity (reduced acidity) in your stomach and intestine. This is why acid-producing probiotics like acidophilus are so effective at slowing and even reversing the overgrowth, and why caprylic acid is an effective antifungal. The stomach has evolved with a naturally acidic environment that protects us against pathogens like Candida, so when you begin your Candida treatment plan you need to maintain that acidity.

Candida not only thrives in an alkaline (or less acidic) environment, it actually acts to further reduce the acidity of your intestines. One of Candida’s byproducts is ammonia, an alkaline gas that forms when the Candida Albicans yeast ferments sugar in your intestine. Ammonia increases the alkalinity of your digestive tract, and has even been found to promote the growth of other yeasts.

The acidic environment in your stomach and intestines is hugely important - its your first line of defence against pathogens that enter your digestive system. A 2001 study (click here to read) found that “both capric and lauric acids are active in killing Candida Albicans and may therefore be useful for treatment of infections caused by that pathogen”. Additionally, one of the most popular and effective antifungals for Candida overgrowth is actually caprylic acid. Studies have shown that coconut oil, which contains caprylic acid and lauric acid, is another effective antifungal.

This leads us on to another very important part of your Candida treatment: probiotics. One of the reasons that probiotics are so effective in treating Candida is that they produce small amounts of lactic and acetic acid. This helps to rebalance the pH in your intestine and restore the acidity that is needed to curb the Candida overgrowth. In fact one of the most common reasons that a Candida overgrowth happens is that a course of antibiotics has killed the acid-producing bacteria in your stomach, thus making the environment too alkaline and allowing the Candida to thrive."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactobacillus_acidophilus

http://www.thecandidadiet.com/ph-levels-candida.htm


"Acidity is a somewhat loose term indicating that the blood, or one or more of the secretions, is less alkaline than it should be. This excess of acid gives rise to many distressing symptoms. There may be gastric disturbance, irritation of the skin and mucous membranes, impoverishment of the blood, palpitation of the heart, twinges of rheumatism, headaches on top of the head with a sense of fullness, a persistent feeling of tiredness and other symptoms of disturbed metabolism."

http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/acidity.htm


To add what you said about the small intestines -

"The intraluminal pH is rapidly changed from highly acid in the stomach to about pH 6 in the duodenum. The pH gradually increases in the small intestine from pH 6 to about pH 7.4 in the terminal ileum. The pH drops to 5.7 in the caecum, but again gradually increases, reaching pH 6.7 in the rectum"


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10421978







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Yes I love coconuts and use virgin coconut oil every chance i get!!!

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I just learned about Candida and am attempting to do some research online. This was one of the first sites I came across and was excited to see something this simple. Unfortunately I've come across several other sites that not only refute these claims but also that Dr. Simoncini has been convicted of murder and apparently many other patients of his had serious (death) complications from his treatments.

I'm including a couple links hopefully this isn't against forum guidelines. I would really like a response from some people that have been dealing with this for awhile and/or that have tried the sodium bicarbonate treatment themselves.

I am very aware of how detrimental our health care system is and therefore have great difficulty taking things at face value. That being said there is a lot of negative information out there about this treatment and Dr. Simoncini.

I would greatly appreciate any help given in this regard.

Thank you,
Carlo

http://www.123hjemmeside.dk/cancer_is_not_a_fungus/21160738

I've read through a few of the "more information" links on this page including the responses. I understand the realities of our medical system and how many people die through supposedly legal and proper practices. I really am just seeking better information about sodium bicarbonate and Dr. Simoncini.

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I read the links you posted and tried to take baking soda sometimes with water and sometimes with maple syrup. I started with 1 teaspoon bs for a week, then went twice each day then 3 times each day, then I doubled to 2 tsp twice each day then 3 times each day, then 3 tsp twice each day. In total I took bs for 3 weeks, I sweated a lot, loose stools, broke out horribly on my face, but still have a white tongue and feel very bloated due to water retention of 5 pounds . What advice would you give me? Should I start up again? I have stopped the bs for a week and my pH is very acidic now in the 6.0 range or lower. I have tried the candida diet for 6 months and it is crazy to try to live like that all the time. I just don't believe that it has to be this hard to get rid of an overgrowth of candida. I have spent thousands of dollars on integrative doctors and supplements and diets and anti fungals with no success.:(:?

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Dear all,

I read all the thread, but one thing is not clear to me. We said that the stomach is acid and the rest of the tract is slightly acid (PH 5-7). So probiotics are needed to keep the all the digestive tract acid and to fight candida, that thrives in alkaline environments. So now what is the reason for which the alkaline Baking soda would help with candida? Would not it make the digestive tract more alkaline, and so candida would thrive?

thanks
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This is so true & it has been my experience that a bath in baking soda & salt will do wonders. Keep the temp. at 98.6 or lower. Also go to watercure2.org & read the recipe for a no-cost solution to candida.

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I am curious to try a tsp of baking soda a day, but am already taking liquid chlorophyll to help with alkalinity. Does anyone know if baking soda can work in combination with the liquid chlorophyll. I have low blood pressure as is, so not worried about impact to my blood pressure as a result of taking baking soda as well!

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Yes yes yes people, Baking soda is a MIRACLE cure...at least for me. I just posted my experience. Please try it if you've been suffering!

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ThrushHelp wrote:
I am curious to try a tsp of baking soda a day, but am already taking liquid chlorophyll to help with alkalinity. Does anyone know if baking soda can work in combination with the liquid chlorophyll. I have low blood pressure as is, so not worried about impact to my blood pressure as a result of taking baking soda as well!

stop everything and use the baking soda alone, I've been doing it for 4 days now and it's a miracle. I feel cured. Don't put too much stuff into your body, just try the baking soda alone for 3 days.

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Baking Soda has antifungal activity not linked to its alkalinity.

Mycopathologia. 2013 Feb;175(1-2):153-8. doi: 10.1007/s11046-012-9583-2. Epub 2012 Sep 19.
Antifungal activity of sodium bicarbonate against fungal agents causing superficial infections.
Letscher-Bru V, Obszynski CM, Samsoen M, Sabou M, Waller J, Candolfi E.
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Although sodium bicarbonate-NaHCO(3) (SB) has many domestic and medical, traditional and empirical uses, only little scientific documentation of its activity is available. The aims of this study were to investigate the antifungal activity of SB on the three fungal groups (yeasts, dermatophytes and molds) responsible for human skin and nail infections. We first evaluated the in vitro antifungal activity of SB on 70 fungal strains isolated from skin and nail infections: 40 dermatophytes, 18 yeasts and 12 molds. A concentration of 10 g/L SB inhibited the growth of 80% of all the fungal isolates tested on Sabouraud dextrose agar. The minimal inhibitory concentration 90 (MIC90) of SB measured on Sabouraud dextrose agar, Sabouraud dextrose broth and potato dextrose broth was 5 g/L for the yeasts, 20 g/L for the dermatophytes and 40 g/L for the molds. In a second step, we prospectively evaluated the ex vivo antifungal activity of SB on 24 infected (15 dermatophytes, 7 yeasts and 2 molds) clinical specimens (15 nails and 9 skin scrapings). The fungal growth was completely inhibited for 19 (79%) specimens and reduced for 4 (17%) specimens after 7 days of incubation on Sabouraud dextrose-chloramphenicol agar supplemented with 10 g/L of SB as compared to Sabouraud dextrose-chloramphenicol agar without SB. In conclusion, we documented the antifungal activity of SB on the most common agents of cutaneous fungal infection and onychomycosis, and we specified the effective concentrations for the different groups of pathogenic fungi. The mechanism of action of SB has yet to be explored.

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