Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate and occurs as a derivation of a natural mineral. It will alkalize your entire system, reduce acidosis systematically and balance your body’s Ph levels by neutralizing the acidity.
Dr. Volney S. Cheney in his book “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses”, published in 1924, talks about his clinical successes in treating colds and flu cases with sodium bicarbonate.
“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 ‘colds,’ with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took ‘soda’ were not affected, while nearly everyone around them had the ‘flu.’
Dr. Cheney also claimed that the people who consumed sodium bicarbonate daily reported that the flu did not get to them when it emerged through their schools.
How to Use Baking Soda to Fight Colds And The Flu
Our modern society nowadays has a lot of medicaments and drugs for fighting the flu and common colds, but in 1922 people knew an easy and inexpensive way to do this.
We are going to explain to you today this method. It is quite easy. The only thing you need to remember is that you dissolve the recommended amount of baking soda in a glass of water.
1st day: dissolve half a teaspoon of baking soda in one glass of cold water. Drink 6 such doses with two hour intervals between.
2nd day: same as day 1. 6 doses of half a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water.
3rd day: take only 2 doses – one in the morning and one at night.
After this 3-day-plan, continue consuming one dose only in the morning until the cold is cured.