Baking Soda as an antiacid : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Is baking soda okay to use daily for heartburn? It sure will be cheaper and easier to store than the pills. I will ask my Dr. but I would like to have someones opinion that has used the soda daily for acid refulx disease.

-- Carol (, August 08, 1999


Yes, it is an antacid but is very high in sodium. As I understand it extra sodium won't hurt most people but some medical conditions may be worsened (like high blood pressure). They (medical establishment) go back and forth about whether high sodium intake can CAUSE problems. Good Luck - ask your pharmacist.

-- Kristi (, August 08, 1999.

Carol...I have that problem too and sometimes baking soda works when nothing else will. However, our FAMILY DOLLAR store has the exact equivilent of Mylanta for $1/bottle. I stored up on some of that, lots of Tagamet and lots of Basking Soda.


-- Taz (, August 08, 1999.

An Iranian doctor has discovered that drinking a half gallon of water a day gets rid of to much acid in your stomach and it heald stomach ulcers! Enter his name in a search engine.

His name is Batmanghelidj.

Many websites tell about his water discoveries and how many diseases it cures. You can even lose weight the easy way by drinking a half gallon of weater per day!!!

-- freddie (, August 08, 1999.

It works wonders for goats with gastro problems as well, not to mention it is the best non-abrasive cleanser available. It'll clean the glass door in an oven, without scratching it, chrome, you name it! If brushing your teeth with it (weekly even, has no flouride) you will never have gum disease! I've never used it as a daily antacid. I'm leary of using anything 'daily' although, Tagamet did heal an ulcer I suffered with about 16 years ago. Good luck to you, Carol. Acid reflux disease is nothing short of miserable. Sure hope you find what you're looking for! Be sure to stock ALOT of baking soda however. 1001 different uses!! :)

-- Will continue (, August 08, 1999.

Baking soda is great for cleaning. People do use it for their stoamch problems, but I don't think it's really good for you. It can be used as a fire suppresant, too, I believe.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 08, 1999.

BY the way, water is a great cure for many things.

-- Mara Wayne (, August 08, 1999.

I've used it for years,works great.always mix it with water(no gelcaps)as it works all the way down your throught.take it in small sips a minuet or so between sips or it can raise your stomache's ph too much,causing your stomache to make MORE acid so stop as soon as you feel better never drink a whole glass.personaly,I prefer those yummy new berry flavored tums,but I'm stockpiling baking soda to save money(rice and beans)

-- zoobie(who likes onions more than his tummy) (, August 08, 1999.


I have used it as often as daily. I put a half a teaspoon or so in a glass of water, I don't drink it slowly though.

It usually gives me belches, though

-- Jon Williamson (, August 09, 1999.

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