Taking Baking Soda as Cure for Epilepsy ?

Baking Soda, Baking Powder or Sodium Bicarbonate. I think the name meaning is self explanatory. It is use for baking, for leavening of bread in absence of carbon dioxide producing yeast. Sodium bicarbonate forms carbonic acid when mix with moist dough. The carbonic acid then decomposes to water and carbon dioxide. The latter is trapped thus giving the bread its characteristic texture.

Baking soda is also popular for its other uses such as cleanser, stomach antacid, deodorizer and fire extinguisher.

double acting baking powderRecently a question was raised. It is true that baking soda can cure epilepsy? Well, I do not know! Baking soda is a baking soda. Why not let it be just baking soda?

Let us hear what other websites are saying!

From quora.com. A man suffering from epilepsy started drinking a glass of water with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. It cured his illness.

From earthclinic.com and theoriginalplan.com. One of the Ted’s Remedies comprising of 1/4 teaspoon citric acid, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and a 100-150mg magnesium supplement. It was not mentioned if the mixture should be dissolved in water or not, maybe it should.

A word of warning from livestrong.com. Overdosing may cause convulsion leading to death. Other symptoms could be vomiting, diarrhea, frequent urination, constipation, full sensation, irritability and muscle weakness.

The worst effects from wiki.

Metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium.

In patients consuming a high-calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate, the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.


Ads

One Comment

  • The first evidence of baking occurred when humans took wild grass grains, soaked them in water, and mixed everything together, mashing it into a kind of broth-like paste.The paste was cooked by pouring it onto a flat, hot rock, resulting in a bread-like substance. Later, this paste was roasted on hot embers, which made bread-making easier, as it could now be made any time fire was created. The Ancient Egyptians baked bread using yeast, which they had previously been using to brew beer.^’`’

    Look into our personal homepage as well
    <http://www.caramoan.ph/

Join the Discussion