Overlooked 150-Year-Old Household Cleaner a Remedy for Swine Flu?

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In
today’s modern world of medicine the FDA just will not let
companies that sell products make medical claims about them unless
they have been tested at great expense, and approved as a drug.
But this was not always the case.

In a 1924 booklet
published by the Arm & Hammer Soda Company, the company starts
off saying, “The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate
of Soda as a therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following
evidence of a prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney, in
a letter to the Church & Dwight Company:

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

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

  • During
    the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate
    of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals
  • During the
    second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate
    of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
  • During the
    third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of
    Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter
    half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold
    is cured

Sources:

Sodium
Bicarbonate November 30, 2009

Dr. Mercola’s
Comments:

Baking soda
(also known as sodium bicarbonate), popularized by Arm
& Hammer
some 155 years ago, is derived from a natural occurring
mineral, and is one of the safest and most versatile substances
around. In fact, if you search for “baking soda” on my
site, you’ll find a number of articles detailing its potential
uses, including using it as a:

Few people
realize, however, that baking soda also has potent medicinal properties.
Taken internally, it helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream.
This is likely the basic premise behind its recommended uses against
both colds and influenza symptoms, and even cancer.

WARNING!!!

Many believe
that Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is contaminated with aluminum even
though the company that makes it claims it does not. We have been
able to confirm that there are aluminum-free baking sodas like Bob’s
Red Mill Baking Soda
. If you have any information on this please
add it to the comment section below.

Baking Soda
as an All-Natural Cold Remedy

In their booklet
“Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” published
in 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney recounts his clinical successes with
sodium bicarbonate in treating cold and flu:

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

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

Further,
within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’
Associations, I have advocated the use of bicarbonate of soda
as a preventive for u2018colds,' with the result that now many reports
are coming in stating that those who took u2018soda' were not affected,
while nearly everyone around them had the u2018flu.'”

According to
the Materia
Medica by Walter Bastedo
, sodium bicarbonate taken internally
can soothe your mucous membranes and dissolve thick mucus.

It’s
worth noting that I have personally never tried this cold remedy,
but I wouldn’t be surprised if it worked, as maintaining proper
acid-alkalinity balance in your body will have a beneficial impact
on your natural immune system function.

If any of
you have experience using baking soda as a cold remedy, I’d
love to hear about it.

The administration
is easy enough, and is harmless even if you should not experience
relief from your cold symptoms. Simply dissolve the recommended
amount of baking soda in a glass of cold water and drink it.

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

  • Day
    1
    – Take six doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda
    in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals
  • Day 2
    – Take four doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in
    glass of cool water, at the same intervals
  • Day 3
    – Take two doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass
    of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter ½ teaspoon
    in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone

Further dosing
recommendations and instructions for taking sodium bicarbonate can
be found in Mark Sircus’ book Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich
Mans Poor Mans Cancer Treatment
, which is also available
in Kindle
edition
.

According
to Arm & Hammer’s dosing instructions, do not exceed seven
doses of ½ teaspoon per day, or three doses of ½ teaspoon
daily if you’re over the age of 60. In addition, do not use
the maximum dosage for more than two weeks.

The Potent
Healing Power of Baking Soda

Dr.
Tullio Simonici
and Mark
Sircus, Ac, OMD
both advocate using baking soda for even the
most serious of diseases – cancer!

Unfortunately,
despite all the evidence showing that baking soda indeed has enormous
potential as an effective and non-toxic cancer treatment, conventional
medicine is refusing to take notice, as baking soda will never be
a huge profit center for any drug company.

Even worse,
the industry tries to discredit or downright destroy those who dare
bring inexpensive treatment options like baking soda to the forefront.
Make no mistake about it, cancer treatment is big business, and
for all the promises to find a cure, there seems to be an unwritten
law somewhere stating it will only be studied and accepted if there’s
big profits to be had.

Dr. Simoncini,
who is an oncologist (cancer specialist), was ousted from the medical
community when he refused to use conventional cancer treatment methods
and elected instead to administer sodium bicarbonate.

This despite
the fact that he’s been able to show that 99 percent of breast-
and bladder cancer can heal in just six days, entirely without the
use of surgery, chemo or radiation, using just a local infiltration
device (such as a catheter) to deliver the sodium bicarbonate directly
to the infected site in your breast tissue or bladder!

You can watch
actual before and after footage of the treatment working in this
video
.

In his book
Winning
the War on Cancer
, Dr. Sircus writes:

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

Sodium bicarbonate
happens to be one of our most useful medicines because bicarbonate
physiology is fundamental to life and health.”

Many chemotherapy
treatments actually include sodium bicarbonate to help protect the
patient’s kidneys, heart and nervous system. It’s been
said that administering chemotherapy without bicarbonate could possibly
kill you on the spot.

Could it be
that while mixing chemo poisons with baking soda, any improvements
seen are the result of the baking soda, and not the toxic poisons?
Dr. Sircus believes that may be the case.

“There
are no studies separating the effects of bicarbonate from the
toxic chemotherapy agents, nor will there ever be,” he says.

Final Thoughts

If you keep
an open mind, you will quickly learn that there are numerous ways
to support your body in healing that have nothing to do with toxic
drugs, vaccines, or surgery, even when it comes to a serious condition
like cancer.

For my Top
12 all-natural cancer prevention strategies, please review my previous
article, Winning
the War on Cancer
.

As for preventive
measures against cold and flu, please read through the three articles
listed below. They’re all chockfull of helpful tips and guidelines
to make cold and flu symptoms a thing of the past.

Related
Links:

December
16, 2009

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