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Posted by Robert (Sydney, Nsw) on 08/06/2010
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Hi there, I have been on Ted's alkalizing protocol for 3 weeks now. The more I read about his symptoms the more I find them similar. I have had candida symptoms for over 15 years, eczema, stomach bloating, dry mouth, white tongue, burning acid in mouth after eating most of the foods. I also developed some eczema on my penis recently. In addition over the last couple of years my muscles started shrinking to the point that I was not able to walk. I am out of work and tried many, many protocols. Last 3 weeks have basically changed my life. I did two things: One: I take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (washing soda - a precursor of sodium bicarbonate) and 1/4 potassium citrate in at least 1/2 glass of water taken two times a day. Two: I am on a very specific Candida diet (search Bee's Candida diet) high in good fats (220-250g), protein (60gr) and carbs mostly from veggies I eat (60gr) I am 178cm tall and weight is 80kg. I am also getting ready to introduce borax which I am getting to Australia from USA (hard to find but I managed to get it delivered here). My changes after 3 weeks on the above are as following:

1.) My candida/eczema on my penis gone after 3 weeks and I do not get it irritated so easily anymore. I actually tried irritating it over the last few days but nothing happens. Usually I would get redness and itch would start after a while if I did not use a cream or aloe Vera. Not any more.

2.) For 3 weeks almost everyday I noticed white, cloudy urine. Initially I did not know what it was but after a while I realized it was Candida. How I know? well, after the first experience with cloudy urine I got an outbreak of a pretty bad eczema on my penis. Later I learned to keep it very clean after each time I urinated. Now, after three weeks no more itch, redness, eczema anything.. Clean and strong.

3.) I started walking again, wow! . Walking has not been an issue for so long but it scared me. I had mostly upper back issue (left side trap) to the point I could no longer type at work, so I took sick leave and I can tell you that it will take me months to get back to work. I am convinced that my diet and mostly alkalizing protocol helped to bring the muscle to balance. I still have a long way to go but it is working. Together with my diet I use basic supplements suggested by Bee Candida diet such as: calcium and magnesium citrate (equal amounts), East Flakes (vit B great source), vit C (makes me to go too much), lots of coconut oil and cod olive oil for fat source, vit E 400 once per per day. It is suggested that all foods are organic but I cannot afford it yet. I eat about 200g beef per day. I have terribly dry face skin and lots of eczema outbreaks allover. I manage to control it but it really wants to get out. I hope Borax will help. I feel very dry, my skin is very, very dry. One more interesting thing I noticed is that Candida gets worse a week before the full moon. I had Candida for almost 15 years and only last 5 I knew it was it. I noticed through my suffering that the cycle is always the same: two weeks before the full moon I get worse, eczema gets out, then two weeks after the full moon everything heals, body gets strong and fights eczema. It took me a lot of time to learn all these and try many things but here I am on the way to the recovery. I read peoples comments who recovered from many issues just applying that diet. Apparently high fat (good fat) diet is a miracle itself.

Okay, now I have a few questions:

Does anyone managed to get Borax in Australia (I got it but shipping is very expensive)

Also, I manage my burning sensation in my mouth by drinking Myrrh Tincture from Pure herbs in USA. Trust me you must get that brand or do not bother. I tried many but only this one is the one that works for whatever that is causing the burning sensation. I drink 20 drops 3 times a day. I started taking Myrrh only after I developed dry mouth after my last stupid antibiotics treatment in 2005 (that is when I really got serious Candida and started learning). Sometimes I think I have a bug and Myrrh helps to keep it under control, as soon as I stop drinking it the burning comes back. I tried using it in my colonics (at that time I did not know I had it in my small colon) and burned up my colon badly (did colonoscopy) - almost recovered but took 4 months. So, Myrrh is good but not strong enough to get access all the organs. Perhaps it only works in the first part of intestine and that is why it helps with burning. On the other hand I am worrying that it could be another bug. I really cleaned up Candida by urinating but this has not had any affect on the burning after eating. Not sure what that means. Again, on the other hand, when I tool lamisil tablets for a weeks it cleaned up the burning sensation and white tongue in a week. (I stopped using it due to huge eczema outbreak on my face). Perhaps I need to be patient and wait until my protocol gets to the problem that causes the indigestion issue. For now I keep drinking Myrrh tincture to help with my digestion. Oh, I tried enzymes (I learned a lot about them) but it did not work at all, only Myrrh works (good it is not so expensive).

Suggestions welcome, Robert

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Robert.... Much congratulations on doing so well with your fight with candida. When I had candida 4 years ago and got rid of it using Ted's protocols, I also had eczma and psoriasis amongst many other symptoms. What I found was that virtually all my yeast/fungal symptoms -- including the psoriasis and eczma -- just disappeared altogether when the candida disappeared. I notice that you are using myrrh for your burning mouth. As a suggestion, please have a look at Ted's Oral Detoxificaltion at this link here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oral_detoxification.html" target="_blank. I have used these oral detoxification remedies and they are very effective yet cheap.

I would also completely agree with you about Ted's alkalizing remedies. I mainly took the lemon/lime remedy with 1/2 tspn of BS 3 times a day. I was quite aggressive with my protocol but I never had any problems or sensitivities with this dose. (I weigh about 100 kilos)

Your indigestion issue may be due to lack of Hydrochloric acid in the stomach, so it might be worth it to take Betaine Hydrochloride tablets or 6 drops HCL in a glass of water just before you eat to aid stomach digestion. Take Protease Enzymes at the same time. Is the indigestion in your stomach or intestines? If it's in the intestines -- you may be lacking pancreatic bicarbonates to neutralize the stomach chyme in the duodenum, so you can try taking just 1/4 to 1/2 tspn of plain sodium bicarbonate(Baking Soda) in a half glass of water about an hour after you've eaten -- after the food has already moved from you stomach into the duodenum -- which should be alkaline to neutral for your main second stage digestion to work.

Regarding the purchase of Borax in Australia, I've read that Bunnings Hardware(probably other hardware shops sell it too) sells it -- see this link here -- http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax5.html#AUSTRALIA. They sell Borax in the laundry isle where the cleaning products are kept. Costs about $11 for a 1 Kgm tub of Borax.

Replied by Robert
Sydney,, Nsw, Australia

Hi Bill,
Thank you for your answer. This website is really something. Ted has a great knowledge and experience, thanks Ted. Bill, I am happy that you managed to get over it. Can you tell me what exactly you did apart from lemon/lime and BS and how long it took you. I am convinced that my eczema, dandruff and everything I experienced is Candida. I feel that my body is very strong but something is just not allowing it to function properly. Did you use Borax during your treatment? I am so happy seeing my results in the lower part of my body but my my upper body is very dry, my face is so simply affected by eczema and unless I use some creams I keep getting back. Also, is there a way to contact people directly through their emails? I can only hope that you will find my message and answer it. I am so sick of big pharmacy and angry with them for all the antibiotics I was given. Robert

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Robert... Here is a post I put up a little while ago that should answer most of your questions. The first link below represents the original protocol I used to get rid of my candida. With this protocol it took me a full year to get rid of my candida. The new protocol written below -- is the one the I would prefer to use now -- it will get rid of candida much quicker and is wholly based on Ted's recommended candida remedies. Here is the link to the original candida remedy that I used: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html#AH

When I used my old original candida protocol I did not know what I know now -- 3 or 4 years later. My original remedy took a whole year to get rid of my candida, but Ted has said that you can get rid of it in four months. So here is the protocol I would use now:

To Improve your Body Terrain

*Take Ted's Lime/Lemon alkalizing remedies at least 2-3 times a day as recommended. These alkalizing remedies create the worst possible environment for the candida while simultaneously creating a healthy and oxygenated body terrain. Also take the BS with water remedy on it's own one hour before bed - this will help you get a good nights sleep. If you have problems with this, then use Ted's Carbicarb remedy -- this is more balanced and incorporates potassium to balance any sodium issues. Potassium citrate can be taken to more directly aid intracellular alkalization. See this link:http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida4.html#TEDS.

*Take at least 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) per day to help constipation and intestinal issues. VCO contains mainly medium chain saturated acids, very protective for the intestines, liver and blood. Contains lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid and myristic acid -- these act as anti-microbials helping to destroy the candida as well as protecting the intestines from any further external microbial invasion. See this link:http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-research/. I don't use vegetable oils anymore, I cook only with VCO now.

*Take herb supplements like Milk Thistle or Dandelion because the candida die-off (Herx reaction) will create a big strain on both your immune system and the liver which will have to clear the dead candida debris and toxins from your blood -- so you must protect and strengthen your liver during the protocol. Think of this simply as taking out the candida trash. This die-off will give you flu-like or liverish symptoms and perhaps some diarrhea. Accept this and work your way through it as it should disappear once your body gains overall control again.

*Detox and get rid of heavy metals from your body. Due to diet and if you've taken medicinal drugs for any length of time you will have an accumulation of heavy metals. This is a direct cause of acidity and therefore a direct cause of candida. To get rid of the heavy metals just drink green tea 2 or 3 times a day and eat Cilantro 3 times a week in salads. You can also use Sodium Thiosulphate (bought cheaply at any aquarium shop) to get rid of heavy metals, arsenic, cyanide and chlorine. These will get rid of heavy metals over time and the dosage is 6 drops a day in a glass of water. Heavy metals create an ideal acidic environment for candida as well as for many other auto-immune and immune-deficient illnesses such as arthritis and cancer. See this link: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/sodium_thiosulfate.html.

Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida

*Drink 1/4 teaspoon of borax(1/8 tspn for women) in a litre of water throughout the day. Take this for 4 days on then rest for 3 days. So, 4 days on, 3 days off with the Borax. Borax is the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for bones and helps to balance the hormones as well as leeches out the fluoride from your body. Borax ups and helps rebalance your hormones, which is why you must rest for 3 days -- to avoid gland over-stimulation. Read about Borax here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax.html#TBF

*Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. Used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: Two drops of a 0. 1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep!! (I learned this the hard way... LOL) MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvelous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy. Read about MB here:www.earthclinic.com/remedies/methylene-blue.html.

* Supplementing with at least 12. 5 mgs of 5% lugols iodine per day -- two drops a day in a glass of water(you can use more). Read about proper dosages of iodine from the Iodine Project(most current research) here: http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-02/IOD_02.htm which are over 100 times the RDA recommended daily dose of 0. 125 mgs. Iodine will also help to balance your hormones and is also able to remove dangerous halogens like fluorine and bromine from your body. Iodine is, historically also a very effective candida killer.

* Hydrogen peroxide(food grade) -- I just use a capful of 3% HP in one litre of water a day when I need it. Sometimes I splash 3% HP all over my body, this kills everything bad topically as well as being absorbed quite well transdermally into my body by this method. Very potent against all forms of bacteria, viruses and fungus. See this link for more on HP:http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide3.html#CF

Additional and Useful Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

* Vitamin C -- Taken in the more alkaline form of Sodium Ascorbate -- at least 1000 mgs twice a day. Vit C is an anti-oxidant and also chelates heavy metals as well.

* Magnesium -- Taken as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate. Dosage: 250 mgs twice a day. Magnesium is involved in over 300 major enzyme body processes and also gets rid of any staph or strep bacteria quite well. Magnesium Chloride is the best form of magnesium in my opinion. See this link: http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74" ?>http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida_questions.html" target="_blank">http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=49&db=5&C0=74

* Natural Sea Salt or Fulvic/Humic Acid -- Both of these will act in the same way as absorption synergists as well as help create a healthy intestine and help to supply other much needed minerals to your body.


Avoid the following -- all sugar and sugar foods, dairy, all polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, MSG, soft drinks, junk foods, fried foods, baked goods containing white flour, red meat and anti-biotics. Use coconut oil to cook everything with and use only Stevia as a sweetener. Your diet should contain low amounts of white meat like chicken, turkey and fish with high amounts of vegetables. Rice is OK.

There are other methods of helping to get rid of candida, but I've taken a blanket approach -- I always assume, from my own experience with candida, that other problems caused by other resident bacteria, viruses etc will arise because of the candida and these also need to be addressed at the same time and so this are incorporated into the above protocol.

Ted from Bangkok will have many more remedies up his sleeve that will certainly work -- such as BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) and Azoxystrobin (agri fungicide), but these substances are hard to obtain and I've never used them so I can't really comment. But I have used(and still using) all the above recommended remedies now and I haven't been ill -- no colds, flu or any other problem -- for well over 3 years since I cured myself of candida and I'm over 60 y o now. I've tried to keep the candida remedy relatively simple yet potent. See this link for more descriptions from Ted on Candida http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida_questions.html.

Replied by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia

Hi Bill,

Thank for your feedback. My Candida is quite stubborn. I tried using Lugol's the other day and noticed that my burning sensation after drinking cold or eating a meal is down. I could feel some movements at my usual intestine level (where major Candida is) but then Lugol's did not work anymore. That is what usually was happening after using other anti fungals. I know it got resistant so I will try another antifungal - the Methylene Blue. I am keeping my body clean by drinking Borax (3 days per week) and carbicarb. I strongly believe that Carbicarb keeps my intestine and salivary PH at the right level and stops Candida from spreading around. I wish I new that earlier, I could avoid many problems.

I have a few other questions. Over the last 3 years I developed quite serious muscle issues. Considering that I have Candida in the intestine I believe I have washed out all nutrients from my body. My muscles have shrunk and I started having weakness and pain in my legs if I walk too much. Is there anything I could do to help that muscle weakness recovery apart form what I am already doing? My diet is okay (I think) 70-80% good fat some carbs (buckwheat) and a veggies. Will appreciate your feedback.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Robert... Regarding your muscle weakness issues in your legs, this could be due to imbalances in your main body electrolytes -- Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium and Potassium. Usually people's body electrolytes these days are high in calcium(acidifying) and low in magnesium and potassium. You can read about the importance of particularly potassium in this comment stream here:http://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/potassium.html#SIDEEFFECTS

Therefore taking Fulvic/humic acid or sea salt should help to alleviate this due to mineral content. Also, if you're not already doing so, try taking the citrate forms of sodium and potassium in your Carbicarb remedy if you can instead of the bicarbonate forms -- citrates tend to alkalize the inner cell environment more and will therefore help to oxygenate your cells(giving you more energy).

When I had candida I took mainly the simple lemon/lime plus Baking Soda form of the remedy and took it 3 times a day without fail and this drink mainly forms citrates and ascorbates which are very alkalizing. I also took the ACV plus baking soda remedy -- this forms malates which are also useful for energy like the citrates(but not so alkalizing as citrates).

I would also consider taking Vitamin C(as Sodium Ascorbate) with magnesium chloride or magnesium citrate, since this will also properly help to balance the calcium and potassium in your cells and tissues. Take at least 2-3 grams of Vit C daily with at least 250 mgs magnesium twice a day.

The methylene blue should also have positive effect on your energy as well.

Replied by Mary
London, England

Muscle pain and weakness are common side effects of statins, like Lipitor. Are you taking a statin to lower your cholesterol?

Replied by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia

Interesting info to read:

Extract: methylene blue (MB) concentrations of 450 and 500 %u03BCg/mL totally eradicated Candida albicans from the oral cavity, resulting in reductions from 2. 5 log10 and 2. 74 log10 to 0, respectively. These results suggest that MB-mediated photodynamic therapy can potentially be used to treat oral candidiasis in immunodeficient patients

Google: Treatment of oral candidiasis with methylene blue-mediated photodynamic therapy in an immunodeficient murine model

Replied by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia

Hi Bill, Mary,

I do not take any statin. I agree Bill, my electrolytes are out of balance. I lost most of my trapezes muscle due to bad diet and overuse at work. For almost 3 years my diet was lacking 90% magnesium, sodium, and 100% potassium. I had no idea what to eat and survived on 300g buckwheat and 1-2kg meat per day no fruits or veggies. Although meat was okay I ate too much carbs (even though it was buckwheat). Thanks Bill for advice, I believe I am doing the right thing with my carbicarb. I noticed some improvement over the last 2 weeks in my legs. I have however pretty big problem with improving my PH in saliva. My urine is above 7. I tried taking more potassium but it barely helping. My carbicarb is 1/4 SB, SC, and 1/2 teaspoon potassium citrate. If I lower potassium my ph is really acidic, but even with higher potassium the PH of my upper body is below 7. Any idea what else to do? I think I simply need to wait and things will get better. Also, Is is okay to add lime to carbicarb solution? I could not find any comments on about it. I hate the taste!!! Blee, , ,

Once again, thanks for listening. By the way, my face and hair are sooooooo much better. I do not get this oily skin and hair anymore. I still have dandruff but people! It is so much better. My upper part of my body is so acidic. I know now that once I get this alkaline my eczema will never come back. Last week I started shaving regularly and noticed my face really getting better, all the marks after eczema outbreaks are healing, almost gone. Can't believe it, miracle people, miracle.... I have had to fight it with many different things over last 15 years, after 1 week of Carbicarb things just changed. I simply know I got better but the bug is still there. It will take me some some to overcome 15 years of infection. Robert

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Robert... If you are taking carbicarb plus magnesium as recommended then this should be sufficient to bring your saliva and intracellular pH into alkaline. The one problem left could be in your diet. You have a high carb diet, and I have no idea how much calcium you are ingesting every day. I mention this because if you are taking in very large amounts of calcium then this is bad. Also check if your buckwheat is fortified with calcium. If it is, then eat more simple veggies and less buckwheat. All our food and grains -- milk, cheese, cornflakes, wheat, flour etc -- are over-fortified with excess calcium these days -- way too much. This excess calcium will acidify your cells and tissues and may well be what's causing your leg problems. You could also keep increasing your doses of magnesium until you get loose stools, then drop the dose back a little and continue the higher dose for a week or two to offset the excess calcium. This will work to balance/remove any excess calcium in your body and work to alkalize your saliva properly. But perhaps the real problem is diet.

Might also be an idea to get a simple hair analysis done -- this will tell you what minerals, heavy metals and halogens you might have in excess or are short of in your body -- this analysis doesn't cost much and it may well provide a better pointer to your problems.

Replied by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia

Hi Bill,

As always, thanks for ur feedback. A few hours before reading your response I drunk magnesium itself without taking calcium (as I always do) and my legs pain was gone within 20 seconds! I was actually able to go for quite a long walk. I was shocked! ?. Of course the idea of too much calcium was from this website, I read about it under fibromyalgia comments. I started worrying that I have fibromyalgia as the muscle weakness started in the upper body and now my legs. But it look like it was all due to my bad diet (which I hoped for). You are right I was eating lots of carbs and meat for almost 4 years (50/50). I was low on most of nutrients and vitamins, I checked that on this Calorie Counter website. For almost 4 years I was receiving from my diet 40% of potassium, magnesium and calcium, almost 20% Vit E and so on. Now my diet is much better (70% of good fat oils etc, 10% carbs and rest protein). For the last few weeks I was also taking 500mg calcium citrate with 500 mg magnesium citrate plus carbicarb. I realized after reading many comments from you and Ted that calcium could be a problem. It worked. There is only one thing I cant understand. A few months ago I was taking lots of magnesium in pills (Magnesium as oxide and as sulfate dried) about 500mg daily but it did not really work on a long run. My diet was bad at that time and probably that is why the magnesium itself did not work well. I could feel it flowing through my blood, thinning my blood but the stiffness would still be there. I was missing something more - maybe it was potassium! ?. Anyway, now I am taking everything and less calcium. I see how I go. Will do the hair analysis to see what is happening. I did blood work but all was good, not very accurate I guess. I read somewhere that if you have pain in the left side it is calcium deficiency if right magnesium. I have developed a lot of weakness in the left upper back (trap muscle) to the point where I can no longer sit without feeling weakness but it look like it is due to my bad diet. I wish I found that website earlier. One more question, is it okay to add lime to the carbicarb? Also, should I take magnesium with carbicarb or with food? Could not find anything regarding magnesium intake on the web.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Robert... And many congratulations and well done to you for achieving so much in such a short time!! One of the hardest things is to change the habit of a lifetime -- eating habits. I did this too, I would have done anything to get rid of my candida -- and I did -- like you I changed my beloved eating habits. Made one heck of a difference, much healthier now. I'm not a vegetarian, I do not regard this as a natural diet for many reasons, but I am very careful about eating ANY processed food now -- this is the true enemy. Any food that has been constructed using chemicals unnatural to my body I avoid.

In answer to your questions:

One more question, is it okay to add lime to the carbicarb?

I would keep the lime/lemon with BS and carbicarb remedies seperate. I myself take the lemon/lime and baking soda remedy more often than the carbicarb remedy. I took the lemon/lime remedy three times a day with 1/2 tspn of BS when I had candida. This is my own favourite way of alkalizing which suited me best -- it creates citrates and ascorbates and satisfies many parameters. I take the carbicarb remedy if I feel I need stronger alkalization or if I can't sleep, if I've eaten or drunk something I shouldn't -- after all it's very hard to avoid chemically processed food now, and I enjoy eating out with friends -- and I have no idea how much processed food I am eating in some strange restaurant. Therefore, my way is constantly defensive now, I always alkalize after a situation like this or if I've had one over the top. Life wouldn't be much fun otherwise... LOL.

Also, should I take magnesium with carbicarb or with food?

No, never take alkalizing remedies with food, this will upset your acid stomach digestion. But it's OK to add magnesium to the carbicarb remedy, it won't interfere. Take these remedies at least one hour before meals or two hours after meals. I also always take minerals or vitamin outside mealtimes because if you take them with meals you lose 1/3 through intestinal excretion. In other words you will absorb more minerals and water soluble vitamins(like Vit C) if you take them outside mealtimes. The exceptions to this rule are Vitamins A, D & E which are oils and therefore best taken with food for proper digestion.

Regarding magnesium -- I now take magnesium transdermally mostly through the skin because I find this is easier. Using Magnesium Sulphate(Epsom Salts) or Magnesium Chloride -- these are very absorbable through the skin. Also, you can absorb far larger amounts of magnesium this way than supplementing -- because there are no intestinal problems to worry about -- it goes straight through the skin into the blood. I now use an ordinary small garden flower sprayer loaded with 3 tablespoons of epsom salts or mag chloride and, after showers, just spray it all over my body front and back and leave it to be absorbed. You will take in more magnesium this way than through the intestines for sure. You can also target and spray weak and sore areas of your back this way which will perhaps more effectively target and solve your problems quicker than ingesting magnesium. Cheaper too.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

If you want to really target your sore/weak areas directly -- you can do this topically using Magnesium Oil. Although you can buy Mag Oil, I normally create my own -- all you need is magnesium chloride crystals and water. The mixture consists of 70%-80% mag chloride crystals plus 20%-30% water by volume. The dissolved mixture will feel oily. Rub this topically onto your painful/weak body areas for rapid transdermal absorbtion and you should feel the benefits very quickly. And if you like, you can also supplement with this Mag oil outside mealtimes -- 10 drops a day in a glass of water or juice.

Replied by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia


I have no words that can describe how happy I am to find this website. Truly life changing experience. A few clarifications regarding my remedies and its effect.

1. You are 100% correct about Calcium/Magnesium problem. Since I started taking Magnesium my body grows like bread! Muscle going back to normal flexibility etc. I will buy the magnesium chloride and get the mixture to target these sore areas. Thank you for your advice. Taking it internally really gets me going to the toilet too much.

2. I also want to tell you that your are more than correct about the Lime/lemon with BS. carbicarb is not doing the job with Candida as much as BS with Lime for me. I noticed my skin going back to oily and Candida coming out through my skin again. As soon as I changed back to BS and Lime everything went back to they way it should be. I must say my gut feeling was telling me that this is the solution I needed, again I did not listen to my gut:-). Lemon does not work as good as lime either, amazing mate, amazing. I only hope it will stay that way, I know my body is getting better. Also, after what you have been through I can see I have a chance for a permanent improvement. It looks like we have been through a very similar experience.

As for DIET!! Ha ha, when I read your comments I was laughing, I so feel you mate! I just watched Jamie's Oliver kitchen and what the guy is trying to do in USA etc, God bless him. It is hard, especially to give up bread, I still cheat from time to time and get a bite here and there. Okay, I run to get some magnesium and fix my already better muscles. I caused a lot of muscle pulling I only hope it is not damaged too much and I will be able to go back to work soon. I lost all savings already, my Doctor signed a disability form to help me to pay my bills. He will be surprised when I go back to see him in a month.

By the way, do you know any good remedy for irritated colon? As I mentioned before I used myrrh a lot, I also used in in enema once and irritated my intestine in 2 places, I did colonoscopy and saw it red. I feel pain when food moves in those areas. It healed a bit and then I took lemon, Borax and some myrrh again and irritated it with one of these supplements. Now I only take BS and lime and it is better. One thing for sure Bill, I have never felt the way I feel now. I wonder what it will be like to remember things, I feel like I have Alzheimers. It has always been like that, at school mostly. Only recently I realized why. Pity that Doctors do not get it. I can only imagine how many diseases simple BS/lime can fix. My entire family has Candida issue, but I wait to fix myself and then give them the good news. Last one thing, the white discharge after taking BS or other Ted's solution is Sodium (I think). I read about this on the Gerson forum. His idea of diseases is caused by imbalance of sodium and potassium in body's cell. He talks a lot about it and lots of sodium being pushed out through urine when taking Potassium supplements. God bless you all... Robert

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Robert... Regarding your sore colon, I've found the best for this to be Cat's Claw and/or Tumeric. Cat's Claw, like tumeric, is an amazingly protective herb for the whole intestine. Tumeric is specifically useful and protective for the colon, and also has wonderful effects on the skin. I use both now(I eat curries which contains tumeric as well as many other useful herbs) and I find that Cat's Claw keeps my bowel movements very regular now. Both are very gastro-protective, about as good as it gets for me. These two herbs are also significantly anticancer and anti-candida as well.

Your revelation of others in your family who have candida is also interesting. Remember that candida and other auto-immune diseases can be caused by where you live, as much as by diet. I remember a story that Ted relates about a large Thai family who all lived in a house in Bangkok. All the family had various forms of cancer, and where they lived was heavily infested with fungal infestations such as black mold. It wasn't their diet that was so much causing the cancer -- the black fungal mold spores were the real cause. Worth bearing in mind.

Funny what you say about Jamie Oliver. I watch him too... And I just drool!! ... LOL.

I used to have problems remembering stuff too, but after I started taking lugol's iodine, my memory seemed to come back. I was taking 2-4 drops of lugols whose effect seems to be to sharpen the mind. I normally just add the lugol drops to my daily dose of Ascorbic Acid(powder dissolved in water with sodium bicarb added -- converts it to the more alkaline ascorbates) -- The Ascorbic Acid converts all the iodine to iodide and you don't taste the iodine. Also, I've read from some research that when you take iodine together with vitamin c(megadose) this way, then the Ascorbic acid is converted to something called Dehydroascorbic acid. The latter has exactly the same properties as Ascobic acid and is also a valuable antioxidant -- except that the Dehydroascorbic acid can penetrate the blood/brain barrier easily whereas ascorbic acid cannot. Hence the benefit to the brain. I'm sure taking daily iodine with ascorbic acid this way will help with the forgetfulness and memory loss -- but it will take a couple of months to repair. Methylene Blue is also another good remedy that Ted recommends for Alzheimer's, and is also worth taking.

Replied by Bangalorean
Bangalore, India

Hi Robert from Sidney,

I was much struck by your reference to the moon cycle - I have noticed the same cycle in dogs. It reaches its zenith on the full moon and recedes like a tsunami wave leaving behind a little more despair and destruction.

Your symptom description corresponds almost exactly to the syphilitic miasm in homeopathy. I've included Kent's description from a website http://www.homeoint.org/books3/kentwrit/writ45.htm if you'd care to read it. Do ignore it if it doesn't correspond!

The miasm is a wretched one and so easily acquired by contact or inherited.

Posted by Superfob (San Francisco, Ca) on 08/05/2010
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Measurements of my salivary and urinary pH have shown to be consistently alkaline. I'm not sure what exactly my saliva pH is but urinary is in the range of 7. 5-8. 0. Recently, I tried Ted's alkalizing recipes for a few days, and had a breakout of perioral dermatitis - don't think its related but just wanted to mention it. I also noticed that my skin is having some problems - red bumps under the eyes, little bumps on my hands, small raised bumps (regular skin color) on different places throughout my body. I've also always dealt with a skin condition on my hands and feet where the top skin starts separating from the bottom and I am able to peel off the top white skin. It looks like athletes foot with no itchiness or severe redness. I've also been experiencing fatigue and insomnia. Has anyone dealt with high pH levels and health problems, or was able to lower it back to normal? I've heard vitamin C can help?


Posted by Charbin (Greenfield, Ma) on 06/04/2010

I am not clear why one should take the ACV and baking soda or lemon/lime juice and baking soda for 5 days and then stop for 2 days. Why stop for 2 days? What is the reason?

Thanks for any help.

Replied by Ali

Probably to give the body the chance to rebalance itself....

Posted by Joe (Wpb, Fl) on 06/03/2010


Do the two formulas ACV/BS and BS/Lemon accomplish the same results in the body ? I'm thinking the vinegar component brings other qualities to the blood or body such as antifungal, antibacterial,antiviral and circulatory for the heart. I take the ACV/BS once a day but lose weight where I'm already thin. However, I want to take the one that covers the most benefits.


P.S. I do the borax mix in one liter and the Iodine/Vit C daily too.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Joe...I have always preferred the lime/lemon and baking soda remedies myself, although I also use the ACV plus baking soda remedy fairly regularly. I alkalize normally 2 or 3 times a day, usually using 1/4 teaspoon BS. But if I'm ill, then I will always increase the baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day with the lime or lemon juice in half a glass of water.

Most of Ted's alkalizing remedy dosages are not set in concrete and are normally based on size or weight of the person involved -- Ted's remedies are all based on a 150 lb person. But I'm 200 lbs, have a large frame -- so alkalizing 3 times a day is OK for me. If I weighed less, then a reduced frequency or amount might better suit me. You will have to find your own level here.

The ACV alkalizing mix contains malate and acetate salts -- good for energy and a good antimicrobial. But the lemon and lime remedy contains citrates and at least 5% vitamin C -- the citrates help to regenerate the bicarbonates in you body, which therefore aids cellular respiration and also helps to further alkalize your body as well as aid digestion. Out of the two, my own preference is the lemon/lime remedy because it seems to me to be more balancing and complete -- and not least because it helped me to get rid of a longstanding intestinal candida problem that went on for years and therefore this alkalizing mix is a very effective anti-fungal. I have also lost over 20 lbs using this remedy and I'm now down to a more reasonable weight.

Regarding your weight problem -- alot of people would give their eye teeth too be thin...lol. Still, perhaps taking a magnesium supplement such as magnesium chloride, mag gluconate or mag citrate would best suit you. You can even take it transdermally using mag chloride or mag sulfate(epsom salts) as bath salts. Magnesium is a wonderful hormone balancer and is involved in over 300 enzyme reactions in your body. My own favourite is Mag Chloride, because it seems to have the most healing qualities of all the magnesium salts. Check it out here:

Magnesium Chloride -- Early Medical History

Magnesium Chloride -- Modern Research

I've also been using borax for over a year now. Borax is perhaps the ultimate anti-fungal, also good for proper bone growth, hormone balancing and also very effective against mycoplasma and nanobacterial problems. I use borax regularly -- 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water -- taken for 4 days and then take three days break.

The Iodine/Vit C is also an essential daily protocol for me. I've done much research on this and from Max Gerson's research, it appears we need only micrograms of iodide for the thyroid but milligrams for our major organs. Most of this research has also been covered by Dr Guy Abrahams:

Dr Abrahams Iodine Research

Gerson Therapy and Iodine

Replied by Sunshine
Naples, Florida

Bill - I have been taking 2 Tbsp ACV with 1/4 tsp Baking Soda in 6 oz of water for the last three days without any problems. I took it this morning & added 1/4 tsp Sodium Ascorbate. I took some supplements about 20 minutes later (selenium, 6000 iud of Vitamin D3 drops, 1 Digestive Gold Enzyme, and manganese asporotate) and my whole body broke out in a tingling red sunburn type hive for about an hour. What would make this happen? Did I take the supplements too soon after taking the ACV? If so, how long should I wait before taking any kind of supplements? I am 48 year female with sudden hair loss over the last 9 months and trying to find something to stop it before having to purchase a wig. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Sunshine...Taking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda(sodium bicarbonate) with ACV should do you no harm. But taking 1/4 teaspoon of sodium ascorbate at the same time might well overload your intestines with sodium. So best take these two at different times in the day -- at least an hour apart.

Taking Vitamin D and selenium together should be OK. But I would take the Digestive enzymes on there own or at mealtimes. I use digestive protease enzymes to aid my immune system, so I take them on their own, outside mealtimes.

And be careful with Manganese supplements, these should not be taken on a daily basis, but should be taken on an "as needed" basis ie not every day. Check Ted's opinion here:

Manganese Dosage

Overdosing on Manganese can cause some strange, Parkinson-like symptoms. So be careful not to overdose on this mineral.

Replied by Joe
Wpb, Florida

Bill, would switching from the acv/bs to lemon/bs decrease the weight loss results. Being already thin I'm trying to minimize this, which ordinarily would be a good problem. I thought is was the vinegar that facilitates this but i guess both remedies do this.

I'm going to buy some mag chloride to make the oil (skin application), but can the oil be taken orally too.

Do any of the alkalizing remedies or borax (1 liter), and Iodine remove the good flora in the GI too ?
(need for probiotics later)


Replied by Joe
Wpb, Fl

Bill: Normally the bicarb mixture is done in 1/2 glass of water and then drank. Can one get the same benefit mixing 1/4 teaspoon of both Baking Soda and Potassuim Bicarb into 1 liter of water and drink thru the day? The 1 liter also has the Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, sea salt mix. I'm trying to make it easier for my father to follow remedies. He has suspect kidney issues and I read bicarbs can help improve this.

I can't find lugols in decolorless 2%. Is it ok to use regular colorless iodine to apply topically for some skin moles, cysts?

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Joe... You should be able to combine the sodium and potassium bicarb remedy with the Borax, hydrogen peroxide and sea salt mix without problems. But the bicarb remedy should at least be taken twice a day, so it should be 1/2 tspn sodium bicarbonate and 1/2 tspn potassium bicarbonate that is added to your other mix(which represents two daily doses).

I always prefer to keep the bicarb remedy taken separate from any other remedies, and tend to take this now on an as needed basis.

Posted by Vj (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) on 04/23/2010

HI Ted,

I am measuring my pH level for few weeks and my pH level is close to 5.0 - 5.5 in the morning but during the day it rises to 6.5- 7.5 range. Doctor who is treating me, is saying that the morning pH is the most important and it suppose to be between the range of 6.5-7.5. Can you please advise me what kind of alkalizing formula is good for me or any other suggestion for me.


Replied by Ted
Bankok, Thailand

The pH during the morning hour is acid, so I am assuming that's urine pH. To minimize the pH before it becomes acid, this means taking roughly 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda before sleep. This should reduce the morning acid pH. Then, if it's still acid, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda may be taken again during the morning hours, preferably 30 minutes after meals, so that the alkalinity won't crash with the stomach acid that is about to digest some food. The body accepts alkalinity only after the food is digested, and hence it's taken after meal. If that's not possible it is taken first thing in the morning, before the hungry feeling goes up.

If we are talking about saliva pH, then it gets more complicated, a tripotassium citrate maybe needed to get it up along with some baking soda. Because the pH acidity is only temporary effects the morning hour, then a baking soda will do fine.

Replied by Anonymous

its such a brilliant site reading comments from people. anyway what id like to find out is the lemon bicarb formula. i have problems with acne and constipation. i am late 30s. i wanted to find out what quantities to take if i were to do it on my own. is it a whole lemon to one teaspoon of bicarb. it states to add the bi carb until it stops fizzing, which i understand but is it just the one teaspoon i add slowly or is it as much as it can possibly stop fizzing. don't quite understand that bit. your help would be greatly appreciated thank you... and just to add a question does this formula help for depression???"

08/09/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The exact formula is 1/4 teaspoon after meals 30 minutes, especially after lunch and after dinner. If the person is metabolically in acidosis (such as diabetes), it's 30 minutes after every meal. Before you sleep it helps with 1/2 teaspoon in a 1/2 to 1 full glass of water (I prefer 1 glass if possible) to have a good night sleep for most people. The lemon and baking soda, or more preferably lime and baking soda, is 1 1/2 tablespoon (that's the total lime juice in a single lime) and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. This can be taken after every meal and before sleep also. Make sure you get some of the oils in the lime or lemon, although I prefer lime because it has more vitamin C and citric acid contents, which reacts with sodium bicarbonate to become sodium citrate, which is a metal and calcium chelator, and prevents cysts, and ORP is negative, which is desirable in humans, animals and plants. In fact this is the secret to plant growth too.

The lime will help some of your acne by clearing up the calcium buildup and some of the fats (lemon oil or lime oil) taken internally. They dissolve heavy fats very well. In fact there is another formula I'm working on, which is lemon oil with potassium citrate. This will dissolve the lemon oil and get the blood vessels of the capillaries to clear out the fats so you get less acne as a result, but it also clears up lipid peroxidation of fat deposits around the acne and pores, but also anywhere in the body too. That means internal, such as gallstones (they are cholesterol but appear hard as a rock) can be dissolved.


Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

The more I read about health issues the more confused I become! A short while ago somebody here said one should take bicarbonate dissolved in water before the meals, afterwards it wouldn't help breaking down the acidity anymore. Ted says that one should take it after the meals..... very confusing! I had just started to take it before the meals......

Replied by Beth
San Francisco, Ca

I am also wondering when is the best time to take any of Ted's alkalizing remedies. I have a very low stomach acid. I am afraid to shut it down even further by taking baking soda especially after meals when I need the stomach acid most.

I also read somewhere that acidic stomach = alkaline blood. How does that fit into drinking baking soda? Very confusing.

Your input is greatly appreciated!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Beth... Although alkalizing is highly beneficial for the body, when you actually take these remedies is fairly critical depending on the problem that you have. Furthermore your supposition that acid stomach = alkaline blood needs more careful explanation.

When you eat fruit such as citrus fruits -- this is initially an acid food. So how does it become alkaline for the blood? The stomach initially digests food in an acid medium -- and the fruit juices will add to the acid(contains citric acid and ascorbic acid). Then, once stomach digestion is finished, the stomach chyme is passed through to the duodenum or small intestine where the second stage digestion medium must change to alkaline for the panreatic enzymes to work. To achieve this, the pancreas secretes its digestive enzymes in a bicarbonate solution. When this bicarbonate solution reacts with all the acid chyme, the result is the formation of citrate and ascorbate chemical salts(alkaline) from the fruits. And only when the necessary alkaline pH is achieved will the pancreatic enzymes be able to do their job and the citrates and ascorbates from the fruit are also then healthily absorbed into the blood as useful alkaline chemical salts. But if the digesytion medium remains acid -- then the pancreatic enzymes are unable to do their job, the food remains undigested and stagnates in the gut helping to fast-breed harmful pathogens.

So it becomes obvious that if you continuously eat too many and too much acid foods at mealtimes -- whose acidity always have to be neutralized in the duodenum stage of digestion, then the pancreas might be incapable of secreting enough bicarbs -- due to insufficient stores of bicarbonates -- to neutralize the acid food. Hence, the food remains acid, bad bacteria flourish and you get ill with a mulitude of diseases like IBS, Leaky Gut, Colitis or Candida due to a perpetually acid gut which, over time, also leads to an overall acid body condition. So, by taking Sodium Bicarbonate a half an hour after you eat -- you are greatly helping to aid and achieve the alkaline medium necessaqry for proper duodenal enzyme digestion to occur.

I have also noticed that whenever I eat alot of fruit (too much!! ) with a normal meal -- I sometimes get a hot acid feeling in my stomach about a half an hour afterwards. This is the duodenum letting me know -- saying "I can't cope with all this acid!! ". So I just take 1/4 to 1/2 tspn of Sodium Bicarbonate in a glass of water and this problem is cured within minutes and my digestion becomes normal again. For some reason, GERD sufferers are particularly prone to this problem and, in their case, can occur many hours after they have eaten their evening meal when they are trying to sleep. This also illustrates how over-acid foods greatly work to slow down food digestion and movement in the gut causing many more problems. The essential problem here is twofold -- eating too much acid foods and/or a lack of bicarbonate stores in the pancreas.

To cure the acid stomach problem(symptom) is easy as I have described but to cure the root problem means that the bicarbonate stores in the pancreas must be replenished for normal digestion to occur. And the best way of doing this is take 1/4 to 1/2 tspn of Sodium Bicarbonate in a half glass of water twice a day outside mealtimes -- when most of the bicarbonate is absorbed by the body alkalizing the blood or by taking SB half an hour after a meal to help aid alkaline digestion. Not only does this beneficially alkalize the blood, this also helps to replenish the bicarbonate stores in the pancreas necessary to support proper and robust alkaline gut digestion.

I am not sure why people are so wary of taking sodium bicarbonate. Many still claim that it wrecks the stomach digestion which should be acid. Yes, the stomach is acid -- but only at mealtimes when you feel hungry -- that is when stomach acid is produced. After a meal, when hunger has been satiated and the stomach is empty, the leftover acid in the stomach is re-absorbed and there are even stomach cells that secrete bicarbonates to neutralize any leftover acid. Furthermore, outside mealtimes, mucus is acumulated in the stomach from the nose, throat etc which lines and protects the stomach. Thus taking bicarbonates in this way -- outside mealtimes -- will not harm the stomach.

I am also amazed that many will criticize such a simple body-friendly remedy like baking soda and water, but these same people will perhaps happily take Tums, Prevacid, Zantac. PPIs etc at the drop of a hat (as doctors always recommend), even though these drugs have a very poor cure record (I'm talking about curing the main problem -- not just the symptoms).

Taking SB with water will help alkalizie the blood and aids digestion. But the intracellular environment also needs to be alkalizied to fully accomplish a completely alkalized body terrain. This is why Ted uses ACV, Lime/Lemon etc together with baking soda to maintain the elctrochemical health of the body's intacellular environment. So to fully alkalize the whole body, this is why both methods should be used to achieve a healthful and beneficial outcome.

Replied by Anonymous

Hi Bill, I get wary taking sodium bicarbonate alone because on several occasions I get fluttery heart. I think I read somewhere that it is because I am sodium sensitive. When I take it with Apple cider vinegar and a pinch of potassium I am ok. I think because the potassium balances the sodium out for me. I'm glad I can take it as long as I do this. I'm also sensitive to chromium and have to urinate a lot when I take it or any multi-vitamin that has 200 mcg of chromium in it. I also get very hyper on flax oil. The rest of the supplements I seem to do ok on.

One supplement in question I have to test more is blackstrap molasses and iodine. I take the BSM in the morning and started a drop of the iodine in the evening. Not sure which one is causing heart palpitations at night but when I stopped both time to time (not intentionally - just too busy to remember to take) then I don't usually get the heart palpitations when I lie down. Perhaps it's something else, I will see with further testing.

Replied by Beth
San Francisco, Ca

Hi Bill, thank you for the lengthy explanation! It makes sense, of course, since my bicarb levels are low on the recent blood test.

However, I am still a little concerned about taking baking soda. Here is why: I have a slight case of the mouth thrush and I keep it under control most of the time by eating well. Here is what doesn't fit into your theory.... I have tried taking baking soda on one occasion and lemon juice on another (away from meals) to alkalize my system; however, after both of these times I could almost see the thrush growing in front of my eyes in the mirror. My tongue gets covered with white patches immediately and they expand and I also get a pretty bad brain fog. The only other time I experience such symptoms is when I eat sweets or a lot of sweet fruit, such as an apple or a watermelon.

Any ideas? Thank you!

Replied by Dusty Trail
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Here is a link to an interesting research paper regarding metabolic acidosis and potassium/sodium balance, etc.


In brief it recommends potassium bicarbonate supplementation, and a total potassium : sodium ratio of 10 : 1.

Replied by Jervais
Port Of Spain, Caribbean

Hi Ted, I've just started trying the Baking Soda formula last night but there are a few questions I would like to ask. By half a glass, do you mean half a cup? And should I take it on an empty stomach? Last night I ate right before going to bed so I took the baking soda right after, I dunno if that was a good idea. Also, is it safe to continue taking baking soda for as long as I need? I am 21yrs old and have had serious problems with my chest. The left side is swollen, or gets swollen everytime I exercise. Sometimes it hurts for no reason. No over my heart, the entire left chest muscle. Sometime it gets firm as well. This has prevented me from working out as after I get into the groove of my workouts I start to feel my left chest muscle hurting. I also feel light headed and to throw up badly everytime I exercise, and the discomfort sometimes leaves my chest muscle and travels down my left arm. I thought it was my heart but I've done x-rays, blood tests, and MRA tests more than once that all come back saying my heart's healthy. The one thing the MRA showed that the others didn't however, was that my ph was 6.9 or slightly over 6.8. I'm starting to believe my problems are because of my acidity and I can't afford kangen water in the amounts I need it. I started eating healthy instead of buying bread etc, but I couldn't afford to keep that up on my budget either, since I'm paying my way through college.

Then I saw this site. Baking soda, now that I can afford lol. I've had this problem for years and it's affecting my life badly. I want to be able to workout but my body won't let me. Is there any other test I need to take to know if it's my heart? Or is it safe to try dealing with my acid now? Sometimes when I eat and belch, I feel bile rise up in my throat and goes back down. I get muscle spasms as well. After researching, I believe my problem is acid. Hope to get a reply to my questions soon, and hope the remedy works :) Thanks for putting this info out there.

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West South Africa

Hi Jervais, Take your b/soda at least 1/2 hr before you eat & never just after you have eaten because then you neutralize the acid to digest your food.

Replied by Anonymous
Smoky Mts, West Virginia

Too much baking soda and you may get shortness of breath and your heart flutters or races this may be condition is caused by taking TOO MUCH baking soda and the pH was 8. I needed a breathing tube and oxygen tank which we happen to have in our home for exercising. Normal pH of the blood is a between 7.35 to 7.45. This helps keep all the organs functioning properly. Consider just eating an alkalizing diet. Please read and follow the guidelines for alkalyzing carefully.

Posted by Suwanna (Khonkaen, Thailand) on 03/26/2010


I am Suwanna, I live in Khonkaen. Someone suggests me about your website that you heal many people who have health problem.

I am interested in the Alkalizing Formulas but I dont know which one is suit for me. I have had SLE Thalassemia Annemia for 10 years. I suffer with it alot. I take 2 pills of steroid everyday and seems I can not deduct it to be 1 or a half pill. I have tried to take it to 1 pill but I m worse and losing my hair alot and pain on the joints of my hands.

Now I have vasculitis on my fingers on my both hands, really hurt, can not touch well.

Please give me your advice.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Suwanna,

At the risk of repeating myself so often, I would say that green vegetable juice is not only completely alkalizing to the body, it will heal you of your ailments, I am certain. The vasculitis is your body unable to process quickly enough the toxicity in it. Also, your anemia will be corrected as the chlorophyll is the to the plant as our blood is to our body. Your joint pain will disappear and over time your hair will be restored to health. I really do hope this helps you. If you are uncertain about knowing how to juice watch video on youtube for instruction. You can get a juicer that is reasonably priced and know that the health benefits are well-worth it!

Best to you, Lisa

Replied by Alkalyzing
Louisville, Kentucky

Dear Suwanna, The alkalyzing drink that I use calls for 1 T. unsulfured black strap molasses, 1 T. fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar, pinch of epson salts, 1 tsp. powdered kelp (build up to 1 T.)and 1 T. lime water.

Lime Water: Purchase Pickling Lime, I use Mrs. Wages brand, add 1 T. to one gallon of filtered water, shake up, and take out the one tablespoon (or amount you require) for your drink each time.

I drink this three times a day, you can adjust the items as needed, I am low on sodium so I only use 1 tsp. of the black strap molasses per drink, and have built up to 2 tsp. of kelp per drink so far. I also adjust the lime water (calcium) because my calcium stores are also low. I'm currently using 2-3 T. of lime water per drink.

Hope this helps!

Posted by Peter (Chicago, Il) on 03/03/2010

Bill, can you clarify this for me. Ted wants us to add baking soda to lemon juice until it stops fizzling. But in his other posts (see below just add 1/2 ts of baking soda) does that mean 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda is adequate for 2 tablespoon of lemon juice? What happen if it still fizzles?

"Per Ted postings
The lemon juice formula, 2 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water"

Thanks Bill for your expertise.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Peter...Just add the sodium bicarbonate powder to the lemon/lime juice until the fizzing stops. If it doesn't stop fizzing you can drink it as is or simply add more sodium bicarbonate until the fizzing stops. I just do the latter, for two reasons. First, lemons/limes always come in different sizes, small and large, so their juice content will vary. Second -- Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is body friendly and is about as poisonous to our bodies as ordinary salt. Here is further evidence of the body-friendliness of Baking soda:


In the old days -- the 1920s -- Arm & Hammer was used as an antacid and, internally, for relief and cure from colds and flu. The starting dose, as advertised for colds and flu by Arm & Hammer in 1924, was 6 HALF-SPOONFULS IN A GLASSFUL OF WATER A DAY AT TWO HOUR INTERVALS ON AN EMPTY STOMACH, which is a much larger dose of pure baking soda than is advertised on this site. See the link here:


I just usually squeeze one lemon or lime, add the water and add the baking soda until it stops fizzing. That's it. Then I just drink it. In other words, if you add slightly less than or more than 1/2 tspn of baking soda to this remedy -- it won't hurt you.

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/25/2010

Hi Everyone...I've noticed that alot of people who would like to use Ted's Alkalizing formulas here on EC, seem to have inherent fears of using an unknown or foreign chemical like Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda in Ted's remedies.

The purpose of this post is to put people's fears to rest and to illustrate that Sodium Bicarbonate (aka Bicarbonate of Soda or Baking Soda) is a natural body-friendly chemical.

* The human body needs bicarbonates as part of its homeostasis mechanism to help alkalize the body and maintain body fluids within a healthy pH zone.

* Despite present day fears to the contrary, the body needs Sodium which is a major and essential constituent and electrolyte of the blood.

* Bicarbonates are needed and secreted by the pancreas, to neutralize the hydrochloric acid from the stomach chyme at mealtimes, in order to allow the next phase of digestion in the duodenum, whose medium must be neutral to alkaline for the duodenal digestive enzymes to work.

* Bicarbonates are an essential aid in the human respiration cycle, which helps in the process of swapping carbon dioxide and oxygen during respiration at the cellular level.

* Before the 1930s, Baking Soda in solution and on its own was recommended by Doctors to cure stomach acid problems, flu and colds and was used as toothpaste. The doses recommended in these times were much larger than recommended on this site.

Sodium Bicarbonate is currently used widely in the Medical profession as defined here:

* As an IV infusion as a flush or buffer for cancer chemotherapy.

* For women in labour.

* For Metabolic Acidosis as a serum alkalizer.

* As an alkalinizing agent in prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the treatment of certain drug intoxicants.

* As a hydration agent for Radiographic contrast dyes.

* Supplementation for Renal Tubular Acidosis.

* As treatment for pulmonary hypertension in newborn babies.

* As a treatment for Diabetic Keto-Acidosis.

* As treatment for hyperkalemia (excess potassium)


Replied by Faithinhealing
Forest Park, Ohio, Usa

Thanks! I was one of those people but noticed that it did help with my candida when I added it to the ACV once per day.

Posted by Serendipity (Gold Canyon, Az, United States) on 02/21/2010

Adding Apple Cider Vinegar to established dose of baking soda

As I have some inherent metabolic acidosis, my nephrologist prescribed 1/2 tsp baking soda a day, which seems to be working perfectly. How do I add ACV or lemon/lime juice and keep that result?

EC: For those interested in learning more about metabolic acidosis:


Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Serendipity...The various defined methods for using Ted's alkalizing remedies on this site are all quickly defined here from a previous posting by me:

"Taking Baking Soda -- 1/4 tspn in half a glass of water is generally taken after a meal as a digestive aid or outside meals just to alkalize the intestines and blood or extracellular fluid.

One Lemon/Lime plus 1/4 tspn baking soda is used to normalize more parameters because limes and lemons contain many additional useful minerals as well as Vitamin C. Here is where you add the Baking Soda until the fizzing stops so that all the citric acid -- as well as the ascorbic acid -- has been neutralized and converted to its more alkaline salt form -- citrates and ascorbates. These are more easily absorbed by by the intestines. This is also my own favourite way of alkalizing, because its not complicated !!

ACV plus 1/4 tspn Baking soda. Used the same as lemon and lime, but gives you more energy through the formation of malate salts -- which are utilized in energy production -- via the Krebs Cycle -- in your body.

Carbicarb remedy -- Usually this consists of using sodium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate salts with citric acid together in solution. There are variations of this -- using the sodium and potassium citrate forms which are just as good. The reason you use this form of alkalizing is to alkalize both your blood(extracellular fluids) and intracellular fluids as well and is perhaps more useful.

And you should always be very careful with these remedies if you have any renal issues since the kidneys are the main organs that balance the electrolytes held in the blood.

When I took these remedies for particularly my own candida problem, I deliberately upped my doses to 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda(as Ted recommends) and took them 2 - 3 times a day. Here, I was aggressively targeting a higher pH to kill off the candida. But, in general, and just as a regular maintenance dose, 1/4 tspn Baking Soda in half a glass of water is fine.

When you take these remedies, you are generally advised to take them in just half a glass of water because not only should you take the correct amount, but you should also take them at the proper concentrations, so that these electrolytes are fully and quickly absorbed through the intestines into the blood by osmosis between the different concentration gradients. So taking these remedies in half a glass of water provides the best medium for absorbtion into the blood. A weaker concentration -- ie full glass -- would therefore slow down and hinder absorbtion of these important electrolytes.

There are also reports on this site of people with sodium issues -- causing headaches, insomnia, night sweats and kidney pains but when I used all these remedies -- and fairly large doses at that -- to get rid of my candida problem, I had no side-affects at all.

Since your whole body is acid as defined by your ailment, I would also seriously consider using the Lemon/lime, ACV or Carbicarb remedies, as these will not only alkalize your extracellular fluids but will also alkalize your intracellular or cell fluids as well."

But taking just sodium bicarbonate will only alkalize your extracellular fluids(blood) and if you have sodium issues, the Carbicarb remedy will provide sodium/potassium balance as well as increase the alkalinity of your blood and cell fluids as well.

As defined here, my summaries of Ted's alkalizing protocols are just quick and simple. For a complete and more accurate description, see Ted's alkalizing page at:


This might also interest you. In the old days, sodium bicarbonate dosages were much larger than recommended today, have a look here at an original Arm & Hammer advert from the 1920s concerning a flu cure:


Posted by Peter (Chicago, Ill) on 02/19/2010

To Bill from San Fernando,

From all the emails that I read from you to Earthclinic, obivously you are very knowledge person.

Can you help me on Ted's alkaline formula, what happens if you put in 1/2 tsp instead of 1/4 tsp of Baking Soda in ACV, or whole glass of water instead of half glass, how does this change the effectivness if any ?

Same question for the lemon and lime formula, keep adding baking soda until stop fizzle, what happen if you add too much, what happen ? Also when I add baking soda to lime and lemon, there is always some fizzle. does half glass of water makes stronger vs whole glass?


Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Peter...Whenever I've taken any of Ted's alkalizing remedies -- whether its the Lemon/Lime remedy plus Baking Soda or the Carbibarb remedy or just Baking soda on its own, it's very important to understand just why you are taking these different remedies.

Taking Baking Soda -- 1/4 tspn in half a glass of water is generally taken after a meal as a digestive aid or outside meals just to alkalize the intestines and blood or extracellular fluid.

Lemon/Lime plus baking soda is used to normalize more parameters because limes and lemons contain many additional useful minerals as well as Vitamin C. Here is where you add the Baking Soda until the fizzing stops so that all the citric acid -- as well as the ascorbic acid -- has been neutralized and converted to its more alkaline salt form -- citrates and ascorbates. These are easily absorbed by by the intestines. This is also my own favourite way of alkalizing, because its not complicated !!

ACV plus 1/4 tspn Baking soda. Used the same as lemon and lime, but gives you more energy through the formation of malate salts -- which are utilized in energy production -- via the Krebs Cycle -- in your body.

Carbicarb remedy -- Usually this consists of using sodium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate salts with citric acid together in solution. There are variations of this -- using the sodium and potassium citrate forms which are just as good. The reason you use this form of alkalizing is to alkalize both your blood(extracellular fluids) and intracellular fluids as well and is perhaps more useful. When I use this remedy, I sometimes add a 1/8 to 1/4 teasoon of magnesium sulphate or mag chloride crystals to help balance the potassium and calcium. Useful if you have sodium retention issues.

And you should always be very careful with these remedies if you have any renal issues since the kidneys are the main organs that balance the electrolytes held in the blood.

When I took these remedies for particularly my own candida problem, I deliberately upped my doses to 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda and took them 2 - 3 times a day. Here, I was aggressively targeting a higher pH to kill off the candida. But, in general, as a regular maintenance dose, 1/4 tspn Baking Soda is fine.

When you take these remedies, you are generally advised to take them in just half a glass of water because not only should you take the correct amount, but you should also take them at the proper concentrations, so that these electrolytes are fully and quickly absorbed through the intestines into the blood by osmosis between the different concentration gradients. So taking these remedies in half a glass of water provides the best medium for absorbtion into the blood. A weaker concentration -- ie full glass -- would therefore slow down and hinder absorbtion of these important electrolytes.

Also, whenever I took these alkalizing remedies, I never suffered any ill-effects, but I have read of some who have used them that have suffered headaches, night sweats, insomnia and kidney pains.

Replied by Pr
Houston, Texas

Hi Bill, wow! I can't thank you enough for expanding on the alkalizing formulas. I am the type of person who needs to understand the process of how things work so I feel I can make an intelligence decision. Your post has really helped to bring the information together.

I do have one more question that you may could help with. I am concerned about taking the alkalizing formulas to close to meals as not to interfere with digestion. I did note in your post that 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda could be taken after meals to help with digestion. But what if you are taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda or any other of the formulas how close to meals can you take them? Would you please expand on this? Also, when you cleared yourself of candida did you eat a strictly candida diet? Whoops, just thought of one more question how long was it before you noticed improvement? I do appreciate your help in this. Thanks

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Pr...I'll try and answer your questions as best I can here :

"But what if you are taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda or any other of the formulas how close to meals can you take them?"

You should always take these alkalizing remedies at least one hour before meals or two hours after meals on an empty stomach. And it is the same for 1/4 tspn or 1/2 tspn amounts of baking soda. The purpose of this is to completely avoid stomach acids that are stimulated during mealtimes, which would neutralize the bicarbonate as well as cause gas.

"Also, when you cleared yourself of candida did you eat a strictly candida diet?"

No, I ate no special diet -- except for complete elimination of sugars and sweetners. I'm someone who enjoys food. My own regimen is based on the 'Mr Muscle Principle'. Remember those old TV ads that initially showed a black dirty drain? Then after you use the Mr Muscle Cleaner, magically the drain is gleaming and clean again !! That is my emphasis or principle. If you eat something bad, drink a little too much etc, then be sure to alkalize thoroughly the next day since its very difficult anyway to avoid acid, processed foods in our diets now. I also dislike drinking things like carrot and celery juice, tastes horrible(and who's to say these vegetable juices aren't also poisoned with heavy metals and poison fertilizers?). I also regularly take doses of sodium thiosulphate to get rid of heavy metals from my body, and do the same with iodine via kelp supplements which leeches out halides from your body. My outlook here is simple, what's the point of becoming well if you can't enjoy yourself occasionally? So the point here is moderation, nothing in excess and avoid bad habits.

"...how long was it before you noticed improvement?"

LOL...Believe me, I went through far worse before it got better really. The improvement was slow to be sure -- and it took a full year to eradicate my candida. Of all the microbes, I reckon fungus is the hardest to eradicate. They are a tough enemy to defeat.

Replied by Pr
Houston, Texas

Thanks Bill for answering my questions and your answers are very helpful.

Replied by Peter
Chicago, Ill


Need your advise. Would you say the Carbicarb remedy is the better way to alkaline since it does alot more !
(Per Your email-Carbicarb remedy will provide sodium/potassium balance as well as increase the alkalinity of your blood and cell fluids as well.)

To make Carbicarb, let me know if I do this right.

I assume Ted wants us to mix 1/2 sodium bicarbonate and 1/2 potassium bicarbonte togather and add them in the lemon juice until it stop fizzle. Is this what Ted meant when he wrote 50/50 ?

Another question regarding Ted formula for people with sodium isssue, could they just use sodium free Baking Soda, would that solve the problem ? Thank for your expertise !

Replied by Peter
Chicago, Ill

Bill, just to make sure I understand what is carb-bicarb, is below from Ted call carbicarb ?

7. For People with Sodium Issues and Want to Alkalize and Normalize Many Biological Parameters: One whole freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) and keep adding the bicarbonate until the fizz stops. The bicarbonate is made of 50/50, sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Sorry, sodium must always be there to achieve somewhat of a sodium/potassium balance. Take this twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening on an empty stomach. This is done to avoid diarrhea problems, if taken along with food.

What about sodium carbonate plus baking soda ? Is that carb-bicarb also ?
Thanks for your advise !

Replied by Alain
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Answer to Peter about carbicarb

In its strictest definition, the carbicarb is the mix of Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate.

See for example http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/77/1/227

As I recall. Ted'd first mention of carbicarb was here

Read the page to understand why the sodium carbonate was considered.

He later on developed a more elaborate formula that included potassium in the form of either a bicarbonate or citrate.

A carbonate is a salt formed from the bounding of a mineral with the anion -CO3 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(CO3)(2-)

A bicarbonate is a salt formed from the bounding of a mineral with the anion -HCO3 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hco3

He also developed an alkaline formula in which sea salt is one of the component. Search for the keyword ORMUS in EC.

The use of Sodium and Potassium insures a better equilibrium of the Sodium/Potassium ratio. It also depends how someone is deficient in either. See http://www.naturalnews.com/024539_potassium_sodium_blood.html

The use of an alkaline salt with a weak acid such as Lemon/Lime juice or ACV or citric acid ... makes the solution more neutral so that is neither acid nor alkaline when it enters the stomach. It does not mean however that the solution is not alkalizing. Such formula might be easier to digest.

One should always be careful when using these formulas that use salts. The urine and saliva pH should be monitor to see how effective a formula is.

I hope these info may help in better understanding some of the concepts.

Good Luck


Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

To answer your other questions:

"To make Carbicarb, let me know if I do this right.

I assume Ted wants us to mix 1/2 sodium bicarbonate and 1/2 potassium bicarbonte togather and add them in the lemon juice until it stop fizzle. Is this what Ted meant when he wrote 50/50 ?"

The inference here is to use 1/4 tspn of both potassium and sodium bicarbonate and the juice of one lemon or lime. If you 1/2 tspns of each, you would have to use 2 lemons or 2 limes here. What is important here is to add the lemon or lime juice until the fizzing stops -- this is not an exact measurement and will depend on the amount of juice, then you will have created the necessary potassium and sodium citrates for alkalizing your body. This will create a proper maintenance dose, because you will get the same amount of bicarbonates as using just 1/2 sodium bicarb alone, but with the added potassium, you will affect and normalize more parameters. If you wanted to increase this dosage - then just take these dosages more often, this is safer than just upping the dose.

"...could they just use sodium free Baking Soda, would that solve the problem ? Thank for your expertise !"

No, there is no such thing. The definition of Baking Soda is simply Sodium Bicarbonate powder.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Peter...A great answer from Alain in answer to your carbicarb question.

These formulas become fairly advanced when learning about them and you start adding other substances and fine tune them for particular reasons. For instances I deliberately make my own Mag Water - Mag Bicarbonate - from Phillip's Milk of Magnesia(MoM) and soda water because I have the double advantage of both supplementing with a solution of magnesium that contains and supplies me with large amounts of alkalizing bicarbonates as well without sodium issues to worry about.

I also experiment and try mixing other minerals, such as carefully mixing 1/16 tspn borax plus 1/4 tspn Mag sulphate plus 1/8 tspn sea salt plus 1/8 tspn plus Vitamin C(ascorbate) in a full glass of water. I sip this mixture slowly. I'm testing this out on myself at the moment but would NOT advise you or anyone one else to do this, because everyone has a different metabolism with their own problems and sensitivities and there is a danger of diarrhea. I'm taking this mineral mixture for specific reasons -- I live in the tropics, so its very hot -- hence taking the Vit C with magnesium salt is very cooling; Vit C is an antioxidant and immune booster that also acts as an absorbtion synergist; I am at risk of parasites, ticks and fungus -- hence the borax which also acts together with the magnesium sulphate(epsom salts) to balance my hormones and enzymes; and the sea salt is the same but also acts as an effective antibiotic, stomachic and cleanser.

Regarding Safe Remedy Combinations, you can learn about this from Ted's comments at this EC link:


Replied by Shaun
Old York, Uk

Alain, I like you. You are my kind a guy. Kudos to you matey. Shaun

Replied by Rose
Girona, Spain

To Bill from San Fernando,

Thanks very much for posting all this information regarding alkalizing formulas. I'd like to know more in detail, if you don't mind, how did you get rid of your candida issues in one year, as it is so difficult, really. Apart from alkalizing... with which of the formulas? or did you combine them? And did you take any fungal products o did any other specific treatment? Thank you very much in advance.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Rose...This is what I took to cure my candida:

* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime or 2 tbspns ACV plus 1/2 tspn baking soda(Arm & Hammer brand) three times a day -- always taken 2 hours after or one hour before meals. I mainly used the Lemon/Lime alkalizing cure. This is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy and this is THE NUMBER ONE CURE for Candida in my book.

* I also used 1/2 tspn Baking soda straight in a full glass of water occasionally, mainly to alkalize my intestines and blood.

* One tablespoons of virgin coconut oil stirred into my coffee or taken raw at least 3 times a day.

* Blackstrap molasses(for the minerals) in my coffee, no refined sugar or aspartame sweetener allowed in my diet.

* You should also take herbs of your choice that support your liver and kidneys -- eg milk thistle, burdock etc. throughout this alkalizing, because there will be a die-off effect and it might last a while.

I didn't use any special diet except to eliminate all processed sugar and sweetners. I ate relatively normally.

When I started this remedy at the beginning, I got fairly severe flu-like symptoms -- it almost seemed as if the remedy was making me worse. But this die off or Herxheimer Effect always happens when you get the fungal toxins in your blood from microbes and fungus, so think of it as a good sign. Many people give up at this point, because they think the remedy is either causing the problem or just isn't working. But stick with it!!

Your liver and kidneys are overworked initially, until your immune system can get on top of the candida. After this die-off it was easy. All my skin problems just disappeared slowly (except the jock itch -- but that's another story) and I haven't had a cold or flu in over 2 years.

Mind you, it took me a full year to completely get rid of my candida. And even though I'm clear of candida now, and since it is very difficult to eat non-acidic foods these days, I still always alkalize and take coconut oil and molasses a couple of times a week as a preventative even now (plus I'm now also supplementing borax, magnesium, natural sea salt, using hydrogen peroxide etc as recommended by Ted on this site).

Also, don't be confused as many are, with 1/4 tspn doses of Baking soda in these remedies. As far as I'm concerned a simple maintenance dose is 1/4 tspn taken once or twice a day. If you're specifically targeting candida or another problem and a higher pH -- then you should raise the dose to 1/2 baking soda 3 times a day with lemon/lime or ACV. I also took a few days off from this remedy once a week, to give my body a break.

Replied by Peter
Chicago, Ill

Bill, need your advice. Alot of time I need more than 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to stop the lemon juice fizzle. Is that OK ?

* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime

Replied by Rose
Girona, Spain


Did you have systemic candida or where did you have it and how did you know you were free from it? How do you test it?

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Rose...There are about 20 or more symptoms for candida, but remember the symptoms can vary between people who have it which is why even doctors can easily mis-diagnose candida.

If you have systemic candida, then usually an organ or a different area of the body is affected -- eg liver, kidney, bladder etc. Other pointers -- if a woman keeps getting thrush again and again, this is another symptom of candida I think.

My own intestinal candida symptoms were -- severe grogginess and brainfog in the morning, insomnia, jock itch(tinea cruris), BM and toilet only once every 4 days, constipation with dry, hard stools, low energy, bloated feeling all the time, tired all the time, psoriasis, eczema, toenail fungus and I regularly caught colds and flu.

I knew my intestinal candida was gone because all my symptoms(above) just slowly disappeared, one after another, over a period of a year. I also have much more energy now, I sleep better and I haven't had cold or flu in over 2 years.

The only symptom that did not go away was my jock itch -- but I suspect that could have been MRSA. I got rid of that by applying Milk of Magnesia directly over it every night. It disappeared in only two days and I'ld had that jock itch for 7 years, used all the recommended drugs and creams and couldn't get rid of it until I used the MoM.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi Peter...That should be OK but if you are really not happy with the dose quantity and it's causing diarrhea or other problems, just make up the lemon/lime remedy as per normal in half a glass of water, then pour away or save half of this solution in another glass, then add ordinary water back up to half a glass and drink that.

Doing this effectively dilutes the original solution and strength by half.

Replied by Derbychick77
Mayfield, Ky, Usa

Hi Bill. Your answers have been a great help. I would just like to know if the lemon/lime mixture will also help with the decrease of blood pressure like the ACV does? I hate the taste of the ACV and hate even worse the ACV and Baking Soda combo. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated as my husband needs to use this as well but refuses to use anything with any type of vinegar. Thanks:)

Replied by Rebel
Somewhere, America

Hi. I am not Bill, But I did a little experment with myself and blood pressure.

I also take Baking Soda daily and was concerned that it may raise my pressure, so I took my pressure 1st thing in the morning and got a reading of 135/95.

After taking the Baking Soda, I tested again about 45 minutes latter. My pressure was then 121/85.

So at least in my case the baking soda seemed to lower my pressure.

I believe somewhere on here it is also said that, SEA SALT also lowers pressure so long as it is natural.

Sea Salt like Baking Soda is Alkaline and being alkaline might actually help with blood pressure.

Try a test on yourself and see, Please let us know.

Replied by Rebel
Somewhere, America

Wow, It might help if I read, what you actually wrote.LOL. Anyway, IT is always lemon juice that I mix with my Baking Soda.

I skim read alot and sometimes, I miss the point. But yes, I use lemon juice!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

Hi DerbyChick77...If you look at Rebel from Somewhere's post above my post here, you will see that the lemon/lime mixture does indeed help with blood pressure. But I'm thinking here that maybe you wont like the taste of this one either..LOL.

So here are some suggestions on how to gently lower blood pressure. First and foremost, Magnesium. You can take this internally or transdermally in crystalline hydrate form using Magnesium Chloride or Mag Sulphate(Epsom Salts) and there are three ways to take magnesium.

First you could take and ingest 1/4 tspn in a glass of water of either Mag chloride or Mag Sulphate crystals two or three times a day. But, have to say that this is the slow way to take magnesium. The best and fastest way to raise your magnesium levels is:

* Having a hot bath 2-3 times a week with 3 cups of mag chloride or mag sulphate crystals added to the bathwater. Stay in the bath for at least 1/2 hour to allow the magnesium to be absorbed transdermally. This will rapidly and safely bring your body magnesium levels up, without causing problems with digestion or diarrhea as might occur with mag ingestion.

* Spray yourself(or indeed any sore, arthritic areas) using a garden sprayer containing 8 oz water and 3-4 heaped tspns of either Mag chloride or Mag sulphate crystals. Allow this to completely dry on your body and have another quick shower afterwards if you like. This is my method -- since I don't have a bath. It is also less wasteful and does the job just as well.

Here is a link showing the multitude of benefits from magnesium chloride:


Another simple protocol is to just take Cayenne pepper tablets and Hawthorne Berry tablets -- both exceptionally good for BP and heart.

See these links:



Replied by Derbychick77
Mayfield, Ky, Usa

Bill thank you so much for your help. I tried the lemon/baking soda mixture and it was a little better than the ACV/BS combo but still not great. LOL I will definately try the other things you suggested. I am also tired all the time. Is there anything I can add to my regimen to help with that? I have been exercising 3-4 days a week but that really doesn't seem to be helping that much for the fatigue. Thanks again:)

Posted by Peter (Chicago, Ill) on 12/23/2009

Does anyone know the different between food grade versus non good grade potassium bicarbonate ? Ted uses it for akalizing. Thanks !

Posted by Hugo (Miami, Fl) on 02/23/2009

Thanks Ted for your Alkalizing Ph formula. I came across with an article about baking soda-cancer and Ph, the writer also stated that Alka-Seltzer Gold(Only this Kind of Alkaseltzer) help to alcalize Ph levels, I went to the web page and I found out that the ingredients of this product is: Sodium Bicarbonate 1050mg-Citric Acid 1000mg-Potassium Bicarbonate 344 mg,Bingo!! the same formula for alkalizing ph that you gave us.

Would you please let us know that you think about it, and if i can use it instead of baking soda-lemon or AV -baking soda or sodium bicarbonate-potacio bicarbonate formula.


Replied by Kate
Miami, Florida, USA

Thanks Ted for helping so many people. Hugo from Florida had asked if people can use Alka Seltzer Gold either as a substitute or in addition to other alkalizing formulas - is this a possibility? Also, can AVC be added to the Alka Seltzer Gold too? Thanks!

EC: FYI: Alka-Seltzer Gold's Ingredients are: citric acid, potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate

Replied by Cindi
Brenham, Tx

Does Alka-Seltzer Gold alkalize or not?

Replied by Tricia

to Hugo and Cindi. This does look like a good remedy but it has two inactive ingredients that compromise it as a good alternative to Teds remedy - "magnesium stearate, mannitol" and if you google these you'll find they are not so good for you.

Posted by Mitchell (Edison, New Jersey) on 09/26/2007

I purchased a PH meter to determine how much baking soda is necessary to bring lemon, lime or 2 Tbs. vinegar to PH 7. The formulas state that about 1/4 teaspoon brings the mixture to a PH of 7. In fact it requires almost 4 times that to accomplish this, & the taste is awful. Following directions as given is causing trusting readers (like myself) to pour acid over acid in their stomachs. Are these irresponsible guesses being posted or am I missing something?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

The pH of the formula is not the most important factor here, nor is taste. What is important is the resultant pH of the urine, not the solution. You need to obtain a urinary pH of 7. So by measuring your urine you will determine the exact dose. Scientists have agreed to the urinary pH as the ultimate measure of whether the target achieved, not what you drink. However, if a pH reading is used for a particular remedy, the ideal pH would be between 7.0 - 7.5.

Most scientist have also agreed that the pH outcome of whatever you eat should be judge as a basis of whether it's acid forming or alkaline forming. In general, most sour foods in the long run will cause acid urine, and most bitter foods (less popular) will cause urine to alkaline pH. Hence, our tongues prefer sour to bitter and it's one of the many reasons why we are suffering from acidosis. Sugar is acid forming too.

The lemon or lime remedy requires 2 tablespoon of juice plus 1/2 teaspoon, not 1/4 teaspoon. Teaspoon sizes may vary unless you are using a cook's set of measurement spoons. However I used a regular teaspoon where the size is larger than a quarter coin. One whole lime plus 1/2 teaspoon baking soda is 7.5 pH.

A newly purchased pH meter needs to be calibrated. A pH meter must be recalibrated with each use if that is used not often, with a buffer 7 solution. They tend to go off.

Apple cider vinegar plus baking soda (2 tablespoons of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda) pH is exactly 7.0 after 2-3 minutes. It goes higher as you wait and settles down at about 7.3-7.5. Of course the solutions of pH may vary depending on the brand.

What you are missing on is most people take plain ACV for acid reflux, which is a worse option than taking baking soda added by some to neutralize pH. The remedy assumes you are using apple cider vinegar, not distilled vinegar."

EC: We asked Ted how long one should wait before testing the pH of the urine after drinking one of the formulas.

His response: "Wait a minimum of one hour or more before taking a urinary pH sampling. I prefer to measure pH BEFORE and then AFTER I take a remedy to see the differences.

After an hour, the urinary pH should remain more or less the same for the next 6 hours at least. But this very much depends on the dose. And of course this is assuming there's not strenuous physical activity.

A more complicated technique involves measuring saliva samples, which more or less reflects the status of intracellular fluids (the pH of the inside the cells), where the controlling pH is the potassium and magnesium. While the urinary reflects closer to extracellular fluids, which is the baking soda, or bicarbonates.

EC: Then we asked Ted how to calibrate a pH meter...

Ted replies, "Usually when I buy a new pH meter, they will give me a 7.0 buffer solution, which I use to adjust the pH meter to 7.0 using a screwdriver. So the pH meter has to be stuck into the buffer solution when I calibrate it. So at a specific room temperature, which is often at about 25 degree Celsius to be 7.0 pH at that going temperature.

In Thailand the weather is hotter, usually above 30 degree Celsius so I have to adjust it closer to 6.99 or 6.98 pH. The manufacturers will give you a small table and tell you how to adjust, one the finer points. However, in practice, 7.0 is the common figure I use a screwdriver to adjust the LCD of the pH meter to 7.0.

One interesting story concerns one Earthclinic visitor here in Bangkok who bought a pH meter which he corresponded in private, adjusted it once with the buffer 7.0 and then threw the entire contents away after he calibrated! He forgot that the buffer solution can be reused and that the meter must be recalibrated constantly. So I ended up buy him a large two liter bottle of 7.0 buffer solution - that was the smallest size I bought at a school supply store!

Usually the buffer solution can be reused several times, until of course the colors change and you know its time to throw away the buffer solution.

In an emergency, sometimes I can't get a buffer solution so I make a simple saturated solution of potassium chloride added to a water.

It will approximate itself to about 7, but this homemade one aren't exactly accurate, and I have to throw away the solution after I finished. I don't worry about throwing away here since potassium chloride here are quite cheap. They sell it by the kilogram and it is only a couple of dollars. A buffer solution will be more expensive, but sometimes the school supply store don't have it in stock.

When I was new to this pH meter thing, I had to recalibrate everytime until the device stabilizes, then thereafter I might adjust it once a month. However, different models will need ifferent maintenance.

Hopefully this clears up the calibration issue.

Replied by Daniel
Brisbane, Australia

Ted, I am slightly confused regarding the purpose of alkalizing. The stomach is naturally an acidic environment, for digestive purposes. In my study of Nutritional Medicine, I have been told that drinking water during meals will dilute the digestive acids. I'm sure this will all be made clear to me soon =) Your information becomes increasingly more interesting as one becomes more educated in this area! Cheers Daniel

Replied by Joseph
Dallas, Tx

Daniel, You are correct. Alkalizing the stomach is a very bad idea. It shows a lack of understanding of physiolgy. We produce acid inside of the stomch because we are supposed to. Enzyme activation,especailly protease activity, requires an acidic environment.

Low stomach acid prdouces a decrease ability do digest your food. Alkalizing the body is different than alkalizing the stomach.

Replied by Diane
Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia

Hi, I would like to buy an ph meter, and have a few questions

1. What kind of shops are they sold in
2. is there a good brand you would recommend?
3. Roughly how much are they?
4. I live in Australia so if I can't find one here, what about ebay?

Would be very grateful for any info.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Diane... In answer to some of your questions:

* pH Meters are sold in Garden Centers, Aquarium Shops and in shops selling Swimming Pool goods. Larger chain hardware shops sometimes stock them.

* The cost of a pH meter can be from $10.00(US) upwards depending on the accuracy that you want.

* You will see a nice selection of pH meters on eBay by typing "ebay.com pH meter" into Google Search.

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Posted by Marie (Long Island, New York) on 07/19/2013

Hi; I do realize that the body needs to stay alkaline as to keep dis-ease out of it but is that any dis-ease or is it only certain types as cancer? What about all diseases such as hbp, heart, diabetes, etc. etc.

Thank you.

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Honey, lemon (lime), cinnamon and baking soda

2 x per day

1 (very big possibly 0,5 liter) glass,

add half a small teaspoon (not too much) cinnamon and stir with 1 cm water ( to prevent lumps),

add 2 cm honey, again stir well,

add half a tea spoon sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

add slowly to control and end fizzling of the baking soda, 2/3 cm lemon juice and again stir, if you are on a low carb high fat diet 1 cm is better,

fill up with cold water (never hot or hotter than 40C to protect honey ingredients),

drink half of the glass first thing in the morning and other half just before sleeping, Cheers!