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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Surprise Use of Baking Soda

If you have chronic kidney disease, you might delay its progression and prolong your life with sodium bicarbonate- also known as baking soda.

Did you know that this common kitchen ingredients is also good a pill? Well, it is according to a new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology! Kidney function decline was about twwo-thirds slower in advanced chronic kidney disease patients who took a sodium bicarbonate pill than in patients who did not. They exhibited improved nutrition and had no problems associated with higher blood pressure despite sodium in the pill. The patients were also less likely to develop end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Sodium bicarbonate makes the urine less acidic and has been used for years to prevent uric acid kidney stones.


  1. Next time I get a kidney stone, I shall give a does of baking soda a shot!

  2. Can you have the same effect eating a plate of cookies everyday?