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water and sodium bicarbonate consumption
Posted by: Daniel
Date: February 21, 2006 5:44 PM

In a book I read the Ph M*****e, it suggest adding sodium chlorite or 2 to 3 teaspoons of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to each liter of water and to drink one liter for every 30 pounds of weight (e.g. a 210 pound person would drink 7 liters) to maintain alkalinity plus consume other foods that are alkaline. This process is also supposes to energize the water (distilled) and help lose weight. My questions are: Will consuming so much water with bicarbonate impede the digestive process? And will consuming sodium bicarbonate for a long term have unhealthy side affects?

RE: water and sodium bicarbonate consumption
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.,
Date: February 21, 2006 8:26 PM

No idea what Ph M*****E may be. Sodium chlorite is a toxin (harmful by inhalation, ingestion and skin contact; an eye, skin and respiratory irritant; and may cause cyanosis) so I do not recommend using it internally. The problem with sodium bicarbonate is sodium. It is possible to overload a person with sodium and this would result in edema, shortness of breath and even death. You can kill yourself with enough of anything, including water; it is a matter of dose. If you do not reach toxic levels of sodium, it is still a stress on the kidneys to get rid of unneeded sodium. Seven liters is very unnatural to consume daily. This strikes me as a hare-brained idea to achieve alkalinity. A natural way to achieve alkalinity is whey protein. Whey converts to L-glutamine - natures way of producing alkalinity. One can measure success by testing salivary pH with pH paper. Of course, one should be careful not to overdose on whey - probably no more than 5 heaping tablespoons daily. I am not recommending any of this to you as you are not my patient, but merely reflecting something that I have found useful in some patients.

RE: water and sodium bicarbonate consumption
Posted by: Daniel
Date: February 22, 2006 3:33 PM

The book is The ph Miracle for weight loss (p.60). I did not mention that the sodium chlorite solution was diluted to a 2% mix, but I assume that it's still not a good idea since it is a toxin. On page 130 of the book he has a chart that list whey as highly acidic. Can you recommend any books that show how to change to an alkaline lifestyle? I will try the whey since I had been taking it before.

RE: water and sodium bicarbonate consumption
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: February 22, 2006 3:45 PM

Paleomeal is my favorite form of whey as it is organic. I suggest The Raw Food Primer for an alkaline diet.

RE: water and sodium bicarbonate consumption
Posted by: Daniel
Date: February 22, 2006 5:07 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Can you tell me where to find the book and who the author is? I did a google and Amazon search and found nothing.

RE: water and sodium bicarbonate consumption
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.,
Date: February 22, 2006 7:49 PM

Go here:
[books.google.com]



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