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Top 11 Ways To Use Baking Soda

Top 11 Ways To Use Baking Soda

Ways To Use Baking Soda Instead Of Toxic Commercial Products

Baking soda has been used for hundreds of years as a natural alternative to harsh chemical cleaners and personal care products. Here are the top 11 ways to use baking soda for personal hygiene, cleaning, health conditions, and even as an exercise aid. 

Realize that using baking soda for health conditions only addresses symptoms, it doesn’t target the underlying cause of the problem. To truly heal, we must get to the root of the problem as you will soon see.

Ways To Use Baking Soda #11 – Acid Reflux

Baking soda helps alleviate acid reflux symptoms. Acid reflux, also known as heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest.

One of the simplest ways to use baking soda for acid reflux relief is by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drinking it. The alkaline properties of baking soda neutralize heartburn, providing quick relief.1

Getting To The Root Cause Of Acid Reflux

Surprisingly, acid reflux is caused by low stomach acid levels. This is due to the buildup of bile within the liver. There are two ways to deal with GERD directly at the source. One is by taking betaine HCl and the other is with coffee enemas. Coffee enemas help flush out the toxic bile sludge that has built up in the liver and gallbladder, backing up the entire digestive system.2 3

Ways To Use Baking Soda #10 – Dental Care

Many commercial toothpaste brands contain toxins. One of the most common toxins found in toothpaste is fluoride. While this chemical compound has been added to toothpaste for decades, studies have shown that excessive intake of fluoride leads to health issues.4

Artificial sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame are also commonly used in toothpaste to give it a sweeter taste. However, these chemicals have been associated with various health problems.5

Baking soda helps to neutralize the acidic environment created by bacteria in our mouths which leads to plaque build-up and cavities. When mixed with water, baking soda creates an alkaline solution that balances the pH level in your mouth, preventing bacteria from thriving and causing harm to teeth.6

Apart from neutralizing acid, baking soda also has mild abrasive properties that help remove stains on the surface of our teeth. However, avoid brushing too hard for the same reason.7

A combination of baking soda, sea salt, and coconut oil makes for an ideal natural toothpaste.

Ways To Use Baking Soda #9 – Deodorant

The most common toxins found in deodorants include parabens, aluminum compounds, and phthalates.

The most basic way to use baking soda as a deodorant is by creating a solution with water. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water until it forms a paste-like consistency. Apply it directly onto your underarms and let it dry. Baking soda helps neutralize odor-causing bacteria.8

Another effective way to use baking soda as a deodorant is by combining it with coconut oil. Coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties that also help combat body odor. Simply mix equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil until it forms a smooth paste. You may add a few drops of essential oils for a pleasant scent.9

Cornstarch is another popular natural ingredient used in deodorants. It helps absorb moisture and keep your underarms dry. To make a baking soda and cornstarch deodorant, mix equal parts of both ingredients with a tablespoon of coconut oil until it forms a paste.10

Ways To Use Baking Soda #8  – Fungal Infections

Baking soda is often used as a natural remedy for fungal infections by soaking the affected area in a baking soda bath. Simply fill a tub with warm water and add half a cup of baking soda. Soak the affected area for 15-20 minutes, twice a day if possible. The alkaline properties of baking soda help create an environment that is unfavorable for fungi to thrive, thus reducing inflammation and promoting healing.11

Ways To Use Baking Soda - Fungal Infections

Ways To Use Baking Soda #7 – Acne Treatment

Acne is a hormone dysfunction condition that is driven by hormone resistance. To truly get to the root cause of acne, we have to deal with what is driving hormone dysfunction. 

Read about hormone dysfunction.

Baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing redness, swelling, and pain associated with acne. Baking soda’s antibacterial properties help in killing off the bacteria that cause acne. Baking soda acts as a natural exfoliant due to its alkaline nature, gently removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores.12

Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water to form a paste. Apply the paste, only focusing on areas with acne. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

Ways To Use Baking Soda #6 – Washing Produce

If you can, you should always eat organic produce. However, if that is not possible, one of the easiest ways to remove pesticides from produce is by using a baking soda wash. Simply soak produce in a mixture of water and baking soda for at least two minutes, but ideally, 15 minutes.13

Ways To Use Baking Soda #5 – Multipurpose Cleaner

Mix equal parts water and baking soda to create an all-purpose cleaner for various surfaces in your home. This mixture may be used on walls, in the bathroom, kitchen, and even outdoor furniture. It’s a safe and effective way to clean without any harsh chemicals.14

Ways To Use Baking Soda #4 – Weed Killer

Glyphosate, a commonly used fertilizer, is linked to a long list of health issues. Avoid it at all costs. To create a simple and natural weed-killing solution, mix one cup of baking soda with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake well until the baking soda dissolves completely. Once the solution is ready, simply spray it directly onto the weeds. This method works best on small or young weeds, as larger ones may require multiple applications.15

Ways To Use Baking Soda #3 – Exercise Enhancer

A mix of baking soda and water creates a pre-workout drink that improves athletic performance, commonly known as soda doping. Baking soda helps reduce the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles, delaying fatigue and improving endurance. Simply mix ¼ teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water and consume it before hitting the gym.

After an intense workout session, our muscles tend to become sore due to the accumulation of lactic acid so a post-workout drink of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a full glass of water is also effective after a workout.16

Ways To Use Baking Soda - Exercise Enhancer

Ways To Use Baking Soda #2 – Support Kidney Health

Baking soda is beneficial for kidney health. It works by preventing acidosis, a condition where there is too much acid in the blood. Acidosis puts strain on the kidneys and increases the risk of developing kidney disease.17

Ways To Use Baking Soda #1 – Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract and multiplying in the bladder or urethra. They cause discomfort, pain, and frequent urination. Baking soda helps alleviate symptoms of UTIs.

One of the most common methods of using baking soda for UTIs is by mixing it with water and drinking it. The alkaline properties of baking soda help neutralize acidic urine, making it harder for bacteria to thrive in the urinary tract. To make this remedy, mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it once or twice a day until your symptoms improve.18

Getting To The Core Cause Of Health Issues

In most cases, using baking soda only deals with the symptoms of health problems. In order to truly address health issues, we must focus on the root of the problem. My 5Rs provide a comprehensive roadmap for getting to the cause of health issues, instead of just focusing on symptoms.

R1 – Remove The Source Of Stressors

R1 involves identifying and eliminating toxins that harm our cells. To prevent external toxins from entering our bodies, it is important to make changes in our daily habits and surroundings. This includes avoiding processed foods and reducing exposure to chemicals found in common household products and plastic materials. Opting for organic and natural alternatives like baking soda significantly decreases our intake of harmful substances.

R2 – Regenerating The Cellular Membrane

R2 is the next crucial step, as years of toxic buildup have damaged the cellular membrane around our cells. Repairing and rebuilding cellular membranes is essential for addressing health issues at their core. This process involves lipid synthesis, where new phospholipids are created and incorporated into damaged membranes.

In addition to nutraceuticals included in the Pompa Program, our diet also plays a significant role in regenerating cellular membranes. Consuming the right types of dietary fat, such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the correct ratio, 4:1, provides vital building blocks for membrane repair.19

Regenerating The Cellular Membrane

R3 – Restoring Cellular Energy

R3 focuses on optimizing the function of mitochondria, the powerhouse organelles responsible for producing ATP. Adequate levels of ATP allow for the effective functioning of other important processes within our cells, including detoxification and regulating gene expression. The Pompa Program incorporates specific nutraceuticals to support and enhance mitochondrial function.20

R4 – Downregulating Cellular Membrane Inflammation

The use of specialized nutraceuticals is necessary to reset cellular membrane inflammation and promote healing. By resetting cellular membranes back to their default state, they are able to function normally again.21

R5 – Reestablish Methylation

R5 addresses the decrease in methylation levels that activate “negative” genes responsible for promoting disease. By reestablishing proper levels of methylation, we can finally turn these genes off and put an end to disease-promoting phenotypes.22

11 Ways To Use Baking Soda

Combining the ways to use baking soda together my 5Rs provides a holistic approach to restoring cellular function and promoting overall health. By addressing the root causes of health issues, rather than masking symptoms, we can truly achieve optimal health and vitality.

To learn even more about the 5Rs, join me in my free webinar or read more about the connection between a lack of sleep and autoimmune conditions.


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