I got this cool book from the library which is actually based on a British TV Series Grow your own Drugs. It is a fabulous show where James (the guy on the show) shows you how to make things to heal yourself using herbs and things you would find in your kitchen. Well, in this book we found a cool recipe for making bath bombs. I don’t know if you have ever made them but they are really fun! The whole chemical reaction of the bicarbonate of soda is just awesome!
Anyway, so we got talking about why this occurs and what an alkaline is and an acid and all that stuff and since James (my James) has often used alkaline and acid in cleaning and cooking, he explained to me that bicarbonate of soda was a really good alkaline. So, onto the internet I jumped because I thought this sounded like something which might work for reducing acidity in the body.
I disccovered a site which talked about Bicarbonote of Soda or Baking Soda (the bubbly stuff) and how it would help endometriosis and numerous sites claiming it would cure cancer. Hmmmmm?
Here is my understanding of it all and why bicarbonate of soda would be really beneficial for us.
Okay, so first off we need to understand that our bodies are mostly in an acidic state when we have disease. Certain foods produce what they call acid-forming ash in the body, you know the ones: meat, dairy, alcohol, sugar. Yip, the usual culprits! Well, then we add the wonderful array of toxins to the mix, you know the stuff which has DDT, Dioxin and Triclosan plus Sodium Laurel Sulphate and to top it off, we add some wonderful stress, just to make sure we have a completely acidic body!
Most people probably have an acid rich body.
The whole acid causing cancer/disease theory was first discovered by Dr Otto Warburg; he one a Nobel Prize for discovering how acidity causes cancer in the body. He basically discovered that cancerous cells are acidic and worked backwards from there. Essentially, cancer cells need a low oxygen level to survive.
Here is what happens. When we increase the alkalinity in the blood, the blood is able to carry more oxygen. When it carries more oxygen, it is able to dispel disease and acidity more easily.
Now, I know we don’t have cancer but the same rules apply. Acidity causes disease. I found it really interesting because a few blog posts ago I wrote about Candida. In there it also stated that Candida was a fungus that grew in dark, damp places and that the area needed oxygen! Interesting! Now, how many of us who have endometriosis also have some form of Candida or dampness in the body? Bacteria don’t like alkaline; they like acidity! All those bad bacteria we want to get rid of all relate to alkalinity. Think about it…
The bad bacteria that invades our digestion and makes this hard. The bad bacteria in our mouths, giving us gum disease. Endometriosis is also a disease of cells which are growing in dark, damp and warm spaces, with a lack of oxygen to flush them out…
Here is another interesting thing. Drinking bicarbonate of soda is said to reduce our lactic acidity in the body. Now, lactic acid in high doses is what makes us sore — muscle sore and that stiff-like-an-old-woman feeling! I have had sore shoulders for days and since yesterday it is way down! They actually recommend bicarbonate of soda for athletes to prevent them getting too stiff.
Now, here is a video for you of a guy talking about that some more:
So, I figured there is nothing wrong with giving it a go! It tastes a little salty but I didn’t mind it that much and it is really cheap!
Making your own Bath Bombs!
Also, in case any of you are keen to make your own bath bombs… here is the recipe:5-6 lavender sprigs (with flowers) 1 tbsp citrus oil c acid powder—you can get this at the supermarket 3 tbsp bicarbonate of soda 10 drops lavender oil 1tsp vegetable oil (almond oil or olive oil) Dry your lavender for 2 weeks. Just pick it and hang it upside down. Alternatively, buy some lavender and dry it in the oven. Just put the oven on 180°C or 350°F until warm. TURN OFF. Then put lavender in for about 2 hours until dry. Or just buy dried lavender. Next, make sure your hands are super dry and everything else you are using. Put all ingredients in a glass bowl and mix with metal spoon. (The type is important as chemical reactions happen if you use other stuff.) Find a cool biscuit cutter and put it on top of a baking tray with baking paper. Put everything in there. Press in with the back of a spoon. Leave to set overnight. Store in tin foil to keep the moisture out. What a fun thing to do on a silly weekend afternoon!
So, back to the acidic versus alkaline and bicarb idea. What do you think? Do you want to try it with me? Makes sense on so many levels! It sounds so simple!
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Only drink 1/4 teaspoon to a glass of previously boiled water, twice a day. You don’t want to overdo it. It is all about balance after all 🙂 Also, only drink it on an empty stomach.
Very important: Get the aluminium-free variety!
Also, fruits and vegetables are all alkaline on the body—go figure! You can check your PH level with Litmus paper—just put it in your mouth or test it on your urine.
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