Ted from Bangkok often advises us to alkalize the blood using just Sodium Bicarbonate in water. But what does “alkalize the blood” mean in plain English?
To illustrate this, let’s just consider the effects of Chlorine in our water supply. If you take a shower or two every day with chlorinated water, then your body will absorb 25% of the chlorine in the shower water through the skin. And if you also drink chlorinated tap water, then this will also increase the chlorine in your blood. And when chlorine goes into your body — to keep it simple — this is the reaction of chlorine with water:
Cl2 plus H2O ==> HCL plus HCLO(hypochlorous acid)
So we should notice that Hydrochloric acid (HCl) forms in our blood from the chlorine and this is continuously happening because we shower and drink chlorine in our water every single day — and so it begins to accumulate in excess.
(Please understand that the the above description is considerably more complex than described above — but I’ve kept it simple for comprehension — since outcomes are the important thing. )
As a defense, the body uses its Sodium (Na) ions to neutralize this excess acid in our blood by converting the hydrochloric acid to Sodium Chloride which is then cleared from our blood by the kidneys. And the result is that more and more sodium ions are removed from the blood until electrolytic imbalance occurs which disrupts all the important sodium pumps in every cell and organ in the body — thus upsetting the nutrient and excretory diffusion gradients between the blood and the cells.
After a certain point, the body then starts to remove calcium from the bones to neutralize the hydrochloric acid. The body also breaks down tissue proteins into Ammonia which is also used to neutralize the chlorine and which creates dangerous chloramines in the process. And the whole effect of this process is caused by continual acidification of the blood by chlorine intake, resulting in wide disruption of nutrient pathways further resulting in sudden and continual loss of weight through body tissue wasting.
And I haven’t even mentioned the extra acidifying effects of processed foods or fluorine or heavy metals or drugs in our diets yet which also helps to cause and aggravate the same acid problems and conditions.
But if you take sodium bicarbonate to alkalize the blood — this reacts with HCL thus:
NaHCO3 plus HCl %u2192 NaCl plus H2CO3
H2CO3 %u2192 H2O plus CO2
So taking just sodium bicarbonate with water is highly beneficial against acid blood caused by chlorine. Notice also that Carbon Dioxide is increased in the blood — which has the further effect of increasing oxygen intake into the blood by the lungs via the CO2/O2 gradient. The effect of taking sodium bicarbonate alone is therefore a lifesaver for people with severe acid blood condition with body wasting problems.
Many people seem not to bother with Sodium Bicarbonate with water but, in the above, I have tried to explain just one aspect of the importance of alkalizing the blood with this method. And as you can see from the explanation — it can be a life saver!! Perhaps now more people can more clearly see the importance of why it is so necessary to both alkalize the cells AND the blood.
From the above, here are a couple of simple and easy experiments you can try that are quite useful as rough guides.
First fill up a glass with ordinary tapwater and add 1/4 tspn of sodium bicarbonate to it and stir it in. If the water immediately tastes quite salty, your water supply is significantly chlorinated or fluorinated — because the sodium bicarbonate is reacting with the chlorinated (acid) water to immediately form salt. This experiment tells you how badly chlorinated/ fluorinated your water supply is. The stronger the salt taste, the higher the chlorination factor.
Second experiment. Ensure that you have not drunk anything or eaten anything for at least an hour. Now take a small dab of sodium bicarbonate on a spoon and put it in your mouth. If it immediatly tastes salty, chances are that your body is acidic. If it does not taste at all salty then your body is fairly alkaline.
These experiments are only meant to be rough guides but I still think they are useful.