4. Relieve Gout Pain
Gout is actually an inflammatory condition caused by the accumulation of uric acid in your joints. This acid can be neutralized by drinking a ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a tall glass of water once a day. If you’re suffering from an intense bout of gout, take up to a full teaspoon of the soda in water daily.
5. Heal The Cold and Flu
The 1924 book Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses written by Dr. Volney S. Cheney, recounts how well baking soda works against the cold and flu (4).
“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.'”
Skeptical? Try it yourself by drinking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a tall glass of water every two hours for up to 3 times a day.