Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baking soda method

1/4 teaspoon sodium carbonate along with 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate taken in a glass of water shuts down eczema in less than an hour. Problem solved, ignore all the posts here about eating raw meat for a cure, it is much simpler than that!
BTW sodium carbonate can be bought in any grocery store, it is made by Arm & Hammer and called Washing Soda (laundry isle), sodium bicarbonate is called baking soda (baking isle)also made by Arm & Hammer.

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/eczema2.html

Most eczema, not all, are often a result of a fungus or mycobacterium that exists along the skin or some minute amounts leading to eczema. The condition is often metabolic acidosis which initiates the eczema, but at the same time the ACV have certain properties which may raise the immune system through its malic acid and mineral content found in the ACV. For example the malic acid is converted into malates which is used by the Krebs cycle giving more energy to the cells. If the energy to the cells is increased, the immunity is increased in the long term. The problem about ACV is it's acid content which does kill the fungus and mycobacterium by the actions of malates or organic components that leads to longer term alkalization. But since the body has insufficient bicarbonates to neutralize the acidity, the mycobacterium may cause greater growth when the body is temporarily acid in the short term, and hence the eczema. This eczema is the result of temporary metabolic acidosis.

There is a way to prevent side effects from ACV use by what chemist use to buffer the acidity to make it more alkaline in many consumer products and medicine we used. One of the simplest buffer is the baking soda, which raises the pH of the Apple Cider vinegar to a close 7 or 7.5 pH, which is closer to biologically active pH that doesn't support short term mycobacterium growth. Mycobacterium, fungus, and other usually flourishes in a more acidic pH. Therefore, this remedy was resolved mostly by taking 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider vinegar plus at least 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 or preferably 1 glass of water. Taken usually three times a day. However, if the conditions of eczema is present, usually I will raise the baking soda remedy from 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoons of ACV in 1 full glass of water taken at least twice a day instead.

However, I am not dealing with the fundamentals here. I have a bad history of eczema myself. In an attempt to understand the basic cause of eczema just for me I decided to take an experiment with a carbicarb remedy. The carbicarb remedy used by me is 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (washing soda...a precursor of baking soda) plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in one full glass of water taken twice or three times a day will stop the eczema within a matter of an hour at most. For me it stopped within a couple of minutes. Mycobacterium, fungs and bacterium won't generally grow whenever the body's pH is raised to an alkaline level. It is this reason why the Ocean's water is so sterile: salinity and alkalinity. The alkalinity of Ocean's water is 8.

As to where ACV comes in is that the malic acid raises the energy level of cells raising the immunity of the cells at the same time - the cells simply have more energy to fend off invading organisms. There may be other elements found in ACV, such as acetate, which has limited antifungal.

The problem about temporary eczema may go away with ACV use, but in some cases eczema may be persistent too. The issue appears that some people may have limited ability to neutralize the acidity from the ACV using the body's available bicarbonates to neutralized them and hence why baking soda was added to put less pressure on the body to come up with the bicarbonate currency to make it biologically compatible with the body's pH of 7.35. So some cases eczema may persists and some may get better, but if baking soda was added immediately before use, eczema wouldn't flare up, generally speaking.

Am I missing any other factors on eczema besides alkalization and immunity issues? One other additional fact is most people's diet, with industrialized farming practices, has caused humans, cats, dogs, cows, chickens, and pigs to have low level of omega 3. Low level of omega 3 didn't happen in humans first. It happened in farm animals. Chickens source of food were originally high in omega 3, if raise in the wild, but with modern methods, the omega 6 to omega 3 has risen lowering greatly omega 3. This happens in cows in U.S. as farming practices changed from grass fed to grain fed to economize. When we do that omega 3 goes precipitously down.

Omega 3 is responsible for immune conditions and anti-inflammatory properties and reduction in eczema. So much of the problems in the benefits of raw food of Pottinger Cats, and the eating of animal fats from Weston A. Price is useless since the animals we eat today (unlike Weaton A. Price's time) is that the omega 3 has droped precipitiously. So what we have now in U.S. is an Omega 6 to Omega 3 of 20: 1 instead of an ideal 4:1 or 1: 1 omega 3 to omega 6 ratios. Currently the country that has the highest known omega 3 is Japan at 4: 1 or Omega 6 to Omega 3. Fish oil is the supplements I would very likely take for my eczema besides just the baking soda be added to the apple cider vinegar.

However in a more severe cases of eczema I used a stronger alkalization method, which is commonly called the carbicarb remedy as mentioned already, which causes the eczema to go away in a matter of hours. As a hint to further reduction the use of dechlorinator of sodium thiosulfate added to drinking water may further help (chlorines and fluorine are pro-inflammatory) while sodium thiosulfate will at least neutralize the chlorine. A simpler way to remove chlorine is to add a couple of drops of 3% H2O2 per glass of water, such as 2-3 drops, which will neutralize the chlorine.

If there is anything i forget about the other cause of eczema, its that certain foods, such as wheat products, cheese tomatoes, aspartame, potatoes, peanuts, sugar, fruit juices (contains fructose), yeast product, peppermint in toothpastes, and other fermented products are some of the common causes of eczema due to the mycotoxin and fungus content found in these products. Interestingly the reason why antibiotics causes eczema is it is acid forming, raises free heavy metals, and has mycotoxins and fungus. Antibiotics is usually made from fungus, and hence it's no surprise that it causes eczema too. Meats now cause eczema because it raises the body's omega 6 as omega 3 is now reducing. So

I greatly doubt if unethical industrialized farming practices using GMO cows, pigs, chickens raised on grains, cannibalism and steroids injection is going to have much positive impact on practitioners of raw food diet, paleolithic diet, Atkins diet, eat right for your blood type diet, or any other similar diets fads if the foods we are now eating are toxic. The issue that pervades any dietary practice is to avoid bad industrialized farming practices (U.S. may be the worse), which is a lot simpler theory I proposed than the other guru diet fads. Much of my eczema comes from bad farming practices by corporate world. Now we have babies, dogs and cats to worry about because they eat from the same source of food which comes from processed foods and using the same bad farming practices.
Perhaps this is where some of the eczema is coming from.

11 comments:

  1. I have a 3 year old son who developed eczema from the time of weaning (6/7months). His eczema (regardless of all his trips to and from hospital - dietitions, allergy clinic, feeding clinic, dermatology) has developed and has been affecting him from head to toe for an awful long time. I can't remember if he ever had a full nights sleep. I find myself awake reading and reading, hoping to find answers. I've tried the hospitals, herbalists, homeopaths, alternative home remedies; olive oil, manuka honey (externally and internally), purest aloe Vera gel I could find, carbon and zinc cream, oats in water, silk undergarments, cotton clothing, prebiotics (I researched at the time which ones would be most suitable- but can't remember what they were called) & I even took time off work and travelled abroad for 4 months hoping the change in climate and enviroment would help (I am from England & let's just say we lack sunshine!). Although some of these methods have helped.. None have really had a significant impact on his eczema.

    My sons Ige rast test have always shown a 5000+ score! I believe the normal range is between 0-29. Through blood and skin prick tests we have been told he is allergic to; gluten (oats, rhy, barley, wheat), nuts, cocunt, kiwi fruit, eggs, peas, chickpeas, lentils, pollen, Timothy grass and dust mites. Suprisingly he's never tested positive for cows milk or diary- but I understand that you can get s delayed allergic reaction- & so we removed this from his diet to. It seems to have calmed him down slightly, or so we tell ourselves. Basically we have eradicated these foods from his diet for over a year & done our best to control dustmites (removed all the carpet in our house, purchased all of the allergy protection sheets for pillow cases, mattress, diver etc).

    We have been doing all of the above and more but feel so helpless watching him cry out in pain day and night. As he is getting older it's becoming harder as he is communicating the extent to which he suffers more. It really does break my heart.

    I am hoping the baking soda/ apple cider vinegar remedy is one that you think will be suitable? You have a lot of useful information on your blog but something tells me this particular post could be what I am searching for. But to be honest at the same time.. I've been searching for so long and make myself believe things will work that now I guess I can't 'believe' so much.. There's to much riding on this belief.

    I really really hope you can help...

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    1. Your story of your son's eczema matches mine 100% though I have never been abroad to find help. I feel so helpless! If you find anything that seems to help please Email me : audramcarthur@gmail.com. We are currently trying sulphur and coconut oil. I don't think it's working.

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    2. Hi, I couldn't help but notice that your story is so similar to the story of my 3 year old son. Did the baking soda mix help? My husband and I are so desperate but I guess you know how we are feeling. feel like we are running out of options. If you have found anything that works could you email me at kbmclean@hotmail.com. Thanks

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    3. Hi. I just read this blog searching for some remedy/cure for my daughter's eczema. She's 3 and her eczema started when she was 1.Like what you mentioned, we have tried everything and nothing worked. I'd like to know if any of you have tried this with your kids and if it worked. Another thing, is it safe to give it to kids? My email is shashamendoza@gmail.com. Thank you and I hope to hear from you guys soon.

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    4. My 4 year old daughter has had eczema since 6 months. There were times it was so bad she would scratch her skin raw. I read up on nightshades and have removed potatoes, melon, and tomatoes from her diet the results were near immediate. The last month she has flared up once again and after reading the benefits of a baking soda bath and this blog I realize it's the sugar in her diet. Lately she's been having a donut or muffin for breakfast... Too much sugar. I give her corn starch baths nightly and use vain cream... The corn starch significantly helps the constant itching. I'd recommend reading up on nightshades, corn starch and baking soda baths (separately), and looking at the benefits of these 6 super foods on this site... http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/super-foods.html
      I too have gone to the allergist, dermatologist, and pediatrician with no results. It wasn't until I started writing everything she ate and went back to the basics did I see things like bananas, watermelon, potatoes and now sugar has a direct reaction. I bought the allergenic bedding and silk undergarments too. I believe it's all a result of her diet as those are the only times I find results. Oh I even paid for photo light therapy, it didn't work. I'm going to buy hemp seeds and wheatgrass juice with the hopes it'll improve her ph and overall skin. And I'm going to start making smoothies again with spinach cucumber different fruit and coconut ice cream for flavor... If she won't drink it I make ice pops with it and she loves it.

      These are all the things I've tried and have had success with. I hope it helps. I know how you are feeling.

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  2. Hi, I was googling up the use of baking soda for eczema and found this site. Reason I was looking baking soda is because recently while taking baking soda for my gout issue (also some suggestion from the internet), I saw improvement to skin peeling problem I've been having for a long time. I always thought the use of soap and shampoo aggravate the skin peeling problem and probably also dandruff. So I've resorted to using very little amount .. and it seems to help also. But the recent taking of baking soda seems to give a lot of improvement. I'm hoping the remaining skin peeling on my left leg will be cleared soon... and it looks like going to...

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  3. Was recommended this page for treating my eczema... I went and bought my baking soda and washing soda, then my husband read the side of the washing soda box, and we did some googling and it says it is poisonous if ingested!!! Have you had any bad symptoms from ingesting it? I did one dose before I read that I shouldn't, and now I'm worried I should stop?

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  4. Everyone who has issues with eczema.....contact www.livingfoodsinstitute.com.

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  5. i was just reading about soapnuts,sounds promising,going to give them a try.just google soapnuts and eczema.

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  6. When I was younger I had severe eczema causes, but then it stopped. It is however back again and this time on my face. I just did the baking soda method and it helped way more than the steroid creme I have previously been using. I am just wondering if I can do the baking soda face mask daily?

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  7. I get relief with a bath filled with 2 cups sea salt and 1 box baking soda. Soak for at leasr 20 minutes. My. Eczema has been really bad lately. I'm going to try ingesting it next. I've gone grain free in my diet including corn. Also dairy and egg free and I can't tolerate salicylates which are in most fruits. Especially berries. I need to get my skin under control so I can slowly challenge some of these foods. It has been quite a. Process!!

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