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Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, naturally relieves problems associated with too much stomach acid, such as sour stomach, heartburn and indigestion. Additionally, it alkalizes bodily fluids, including the blood and urine. Using baking soda to keep your body slightly alkaline discourages the growth of acid-loving bacteria. Baking soda comes over-the-counter as a non-prescription powder, tablet, solution or granule that is effective when dissolved in water.

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Fill a glass with 12 to 16 ounces of bottled or tap water. The temperature of the water is optional.

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Add 1/4 to 1/3 tsp. of baking soda to the water. Stir the mixture with a spoon until the baking soda dissolves completely.

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Drink the mixture. Repeat this procedure twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

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Use a gallon jug filled with reverse osmosis or distilled water, which is slightly more acidic and cleaner than tap water.

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Add 3/4 to 1 tsp. of baking soda to the gallon container. Shake or stir the mixture until the baking soda dissolves.

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Test the water with pH test strips available from your local pharmacy. Ensure the water’s pH level remains between 7.2 and 7.5.

Tip

Stir the mixture often to ensure the baking soda does not settle in the bottom of the container. Test the pH before each use.

Warning

Before adding the baking soda mixture to your daily regimen, discuss with your physician. Do not use the mixture if you are pregnant.

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