from EquilibriumHealingArts Website

Baking Soda, also known as Sodium Bicarbonate or Bicardbonate of Soda, is derived from a natural occurring mineral, and is one of the safest and most versatile substances around. It is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide, that helps dough “rise”.

However, few people realize that baking soda also has potent medicinal properties and has been used as a therapeutic agent for a very long time. Taken internally, it helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream. This is likely the basic premise behind its recommended uses against both colds and influenza symptoms, and even cancer.

For dosing recommendations and instructions read: Sodium Bicarbonate - Rich Mans Poor Mans Cancer Treatment by Mark Sircus.


Baking Soda - A Cure for Cancer

“Sodium bicarbonate is the time honored method to ‘speed up’ the return of the body’s bicarbonate levels to normal. Bicarbonate is inorganic, very alkaline and like other mineral type substances, supports an extensive list of biological functions.

Sodium bicarbonate happens to be one of our most useful medicines because bicarbonate physiology is fundamental to life and health.”
From Winning the War on Cancer

by Dr. Mark Sircus

Dr. Tullio Simoncini, an Italian oncologist (cancer specialist), has been able to show that 99 percent of breast and bladder cancer can heal in just six days, entirely without the use of surgery, chemo or radiation, using just a local infiltration device (such as a catheter) to deliver the sodium bicarbonate directly to the infected area!


He claims that cancer is caused by a fungus.

“Based on years of scientific and clinical research, at the centre of every cancer tumor is a common fungus, Candida albicans. The good news is that it can be treated with a powerful antifungal agent that’s inexpensive and readily available.”


Baking Soda as an All-Natural Cold Remedy

In a booklet published in 1924 titled, “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” Dr. Volney S. Cheney states:

“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.

I have since that time treated all cases of ‘cold,’ influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of bicarbonate of soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated.

Further, within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of bicarbonate of soda as a preventive for “colds,” with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took “soda” were not affected, while nearly everyone around them had the “flu.”

Recommended dosages from the Arm & Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:

  • Day 1 - Take six doses of ˝ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals

  • Day 2 - Take four doses of ˝ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals

  • Day 3 - Take two doses of ˝ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water morning and evening

  • Thereafter ˝ teaspoon in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone


Natural Toothpaste
A paste made from sodium bicarbonate and a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes. You can also add few drops of essentail oils like peppermint or wintergreen to help freshen your breath.

Natural Deodorant
Sodium bicarbonate in combination with other ingredients can be used to make a dry or wet deodorant. Sodium bicarbonate is a common ingredient in alternative and natural brands of toothpaste and deodorant.


It can also be used as a treatment for dandruff due to its anti-fungal properties.


Amazing Eco-Friendly Cleaning Agent
A paste from baking soda can be very effective when used in cleaning and scrubbing.


For cleaning aluminium objects, the use of sodium bicarbonate is discouraged as it attacks the thin unreactive protective oxide layer of this otherwise very reactive metal.


A solution in warm water will remove the tarnish from silver when the silver is in contact with a piece of aluminium foil. Baking soda is commonly added to the rinse cycles of washing machines (together with the detergent) as a replacement for softener and also to remove odors.


Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in removing heavy tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.