Top 5 Natural Baking Soda Health Remedies

By Paul Scicluna

People generally think of baking soda as an item for cleaning or cooking, but most don't know it can be used as a powerful healing tool. It's also known as bicarbonate of soda can be used as a great home based remedy for relieving everything from bug stings through to everyday ailments. Baking soda is an inexpensive household item that has been used for decades to help and improve one's health.

This household item is also a natural substance used in the human body to regulate and balance pH avoiding acid build up, which is critical to life. Sodium Bicarbonate also balances the pH of our tissues and cells and helps with oxygenation of the body.

So here's 5 natural baking soda health remedies you can implement straight away:

1. Heartburn

The majority of over the counter antacids, such as Rolaids and Tums, contain some form of bicarbonate. There is a more cost-effective and healthy way to find relief of indigestion or heartburn. Create your own antacid by mixing ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ cup of water. Drink this an hour or two after meals.

2. Bites, Stings and Sunburn

This is an easy way to help reduce the itchiness or stings from a bug bite or thorn from a plant, as well as being great for sunburn. To get relief from bug bites, sunburn and things like poison ivy, mix baking soda with a little water and stir it into a liquid paste. Then apply it directly to the sore.

3. Dandruff

Many commercial shampoos contribute to dandruff so try and have a break from your normal shampoo for a while and try this baking soda shampoo. Mix baking soda with a little water and stir it into a liquid paste. Then massage it into your wet scalp. After a few minutes rinse out thoroughly with water.

4. Exercise

Many people will know that feeling when they have given their gym routine a good go as they'll feel that burn form lactic acid. Try this tip out! Take a teaspoon of baking soda mixed in a glass of water before intense exercise. The sodium bicarbonate minimizes the lactic acid that builds up in your muscles. It's also been shown to minimize fatigue and due to this it can contribute to athletic performance.

5. Sore Feet

Everyone knows what it feels like she you have been running around all day, to the point your feet are aching and sore. One of the top natural remedies to help ease those aching feet is to add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a large bowl, container or foot bath, then add warm to hot water. Stir it through and then place your feet in. Let them soak for 10 minutes. This is a natural foot soak that helps to ease sore and achy feet.

All the best,


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How to get rid of the redness in your bloodshot eyes naturally, and without eye drops!

Written By Paul Scicluna

When you go to a supermarket or pharmacy, there are plenty of eye drops that claim to help stop red eyes. But is it possible to prevent red eyes or work out how to get brighter eyes without eye drops? Yes, of course it is!

The sclera, or the “white part of the eye” should actually be white. If it’s not white, then this may be due to a nutritional deficiency or even simply a lack of sleep. Certain companies have jumped on board this problem, and produced eye drops to clear people’s red eyes. However, what chemicals are in these products and are there possible long term damaging effects on the eyes?

Before I go into how to stop red eyes without eye drops, I want to share a story with you...

When I met Vi, who is part of the Global Health Renegade team, I noticed that she would repeatedly use a particular eye drop. When I asked what it was, she said that it was to clear up the redness in the white area of her eyes. She felt self-conscious about having bloodshot eyes. She was looking for something on how to get rid of red eyes so that they would look healthy and clearer.

Having red eyes can be attributed towards lack of sleep, an eye infection, tired eyes, itchy eyes, an eye irritation, stress, nutritional deficiency or being exposed to cigarette smoke, and alcohol consumption, for example.

When I found out she was taking those eye drops, I had to let her in on a little secret.

I mentioned to her that those drops she was using to supposedly get rid of red eyes was doing her more harm than good. Why? They might initially make the redness go away but when the redness comes back it is usually worse.

So the more you use the product to get rid of the redness the worse it will be in the long run. This is because you’ll need to use more and more of the product to continually clear the redness from your eyes. This is done with intention to keep you using the product.

So I told here that if she stopped using the eye drops for between 1 – 2 weeks that the eye redness will go away and she’ll never have to use those eye drops again.

So Vi stopped using the eye drops, and all the while hoping to get rid of her bloodshot eyes and gain clearer, white eyes. And sure enough, her eye redness naturally subsided. She tossed out those eye drops in a flash! So she no longer had to put chemicals in her eyes anymore and she saved money - BONUS!

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