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Baking Soda for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases?

Baking Soda for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases?

 

baking soda water for arthritis and autoimmune diseases

 

Study Finds Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Baking Soda

The Journal of Immunology published a study by scientists at the Medical College of Georgia reporting common baking soda may relieve the effects of inflammatory autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and others.

Researchers found that daily consumption of small amounts of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) causes a shift in body pH towards alkalinity and reduces the number of inflammatory cells being released into the blood and an increase in anti-inflammatory immune cells.

The experiments first focused on the cells of the spleen because that is where blood cells are formed and stored. With exposure to baking soda the spleen produced less M1 inflammatory macrophages. These are scavenger cells sent out by your immune system to attack foreign bodies and cellular debris and clear it away. In autoimmune disorders these cells are overly expressed and attack the persons normal tissues causing destruction. The baking soda water caused the spleen to produce more M2 cells which are anti-inflammatory in nature.

Later the researchers found similar findings in the kidneys and then the blood itself concluding that baking soda water could cause a shift in whole body chemistry that would be anti-inflammatory. These findings have caused some doctors to recommend baking soda for patients with kidney disease.

WARNING: EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION OF SODIUM BICARBONATE CAN BE A HEALTH RISK

How Much Baking Soda to Drink?

Across the internet there seems to be a consensus that 1/2 a tsp (teaspoon) dissolved in a 6-8 glass of water taken 3 times per day is sufficient and not excessive. The study indicated that it took approximately 2 weeks to see the shift in immune cells, so this is something you may consider over the long-term and not expect to see immediate changes. Baking soda is inexpensive and if taken as instructed, very safe and natural.

 

Chiropractic Adjustments Restore Health

Chiropractic Adjustments Restore Health

each chiropractic adjustment brings you closer to health

With every chiropractic adjustment of your spine, you grow nearer to health.

An adjustment is like hitting the reset button on your computer.

A surge of information is sent to the brain, the brain analyzes the input then sends messages back to the body. This process relieves pain and lessens muscle spasm and it happens in a fraction of a second. Each successive adjustment does the same and over time, your brain relearns what a normal spine, free from mechanical blockages is supposed to be like. With improved nerve flow from the spine to the brain and back to the body, your overall health is optimized.

Why multiple adjustments?

The spine malfunctions due to everyday stresses, posture, trauma, etc. Once it mechanically malfunctions, the brain locks that malfunction is as the "new normal." If you've been misaligned for a long time or suffered an injury such as whiplash from an auto accident, the mechanical dis-relationship will be impossible to correct with just one adjustment. Your spine will function better for a short period of time after an adjustment, but eventually your body will revert to the memorized malfunction. The time between adjustment and return to malfunction is short at first; hours or days, but eventually after additional adjustments, the brain will relearn and the time between grows.

Just like eating good, drinking water, getting plenty of sleep and exercising, periodic adjustments of the spine will ensure the best possible function of your spine and optimum health.

Headaches, Neck or Back pain? Time to have your spine checked.

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