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including using a substance tucked away in a kitchen cupboard or in the back of a refrigerator." This substance is, sodium bicarbonate or baking soda.
At Loughborough University, for instance, physiologists reporting in the June issue of the International Journal of Sports Medicine showed that swimmers who took baking soda about one hour before a 200m event were able to shave a significant time off their usual performances. Dr Jonathan Folland, who led the study, says that it is not uncommon for top swimmers to take sodium bicarbonate (another name for the substance) before a competition to give them an edge. Indeed, he showed that of nine swimmers tested, eight recorded their fastest times after ingesting a supplement of the common baking ingredient – sodium bicarbonate.
Another small study by Dr Ronald Deitrick,of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), showed that competitive runners also benefited. Dr Deitrick, who presented his findings at the ACSM annual conference, gave 800m runners either a placebo or a sodium bicarbonate capsule, which they took with water. Although a few of the runners had minor gastrointestinal problems after swallowing the capsules, a greater number benefited significantly.
Just last week, an Australian sports scientist said that the use of legal performance-enhancing substances could become a major issue of the Beijing Olympics. "Beijing will probably be remembered for the abuse of legal aids," said Robin Parisotto on Australian radio.
And Dr Deitrick believes that bicarbonate of soda can significantly improve performance. "If you took out the participants who experienced negative side- effects... you'd see an average improvement in running times of about 2.2 seconds," Dr Deitrick says. "For a relatively short running distance, that's very significant."
But how does something so seemingly innocuous have such a dramatic effect? During prolonged or intense exercise muscles produce large amounts of acidic waste products, such as lactic acid, that lead to soreness, stiffness and fatigue. Because sodium bicarbonate naturally reduces acids, it acts as a buffer against these performance-limiting by-products.
Current research suggests that it is particularly helpful in speed-based events, including sprints, football and other fast-moving games, and middle- distance (up to 10km) running, swimming and cycling. "Essentially, sodium bicarbonate is an alkaline substance that increases the pH of the blood," Dr Folland says. "This seems to reduce and offset the acidity produced in the muscles during intense, anaerobic exercise that produces lactic acid most quickly, such as fast running or swimming."
In Dr Folland's study, swimmers who took the sodium bicarbonate knocked 1.5 seconds off their time for 200m, a difference that may seem insignificant to recreational swimmers but which is substantial at elite level.
"At the last Olympics, the top four swimmers in the men's 200m freestyle were separated by just 1.4 seconds," Dr Folland says. "So, in theory, it could be the difference between winning a medal and not."
Anyone can try it, he says, but only those who are serious enough to monitor their times and progress in sports such as running, swimming or cycling may notice the few seconds advantage it might provide. "The increments of improvement are relatively small to the average person, although significant to someone who competes," Dr Folland says.
You may remember an American favorite cit-com called "I Love Lucy." In one of the episodes produced in 1952, Lucy and Ethel had a new job making chocolat es. In this hilarious show Lucy and Ethel were unable to keep up with the conveyor belt production line and ended up stuffing their mouths with chocolates. They ate so many chocolates that by the end of the day, when they got home they were tired and sick to their stomachs. Then for the important line. Ethel asked Lucy to get her some sodium bicarbonate to settle her stomach. It was simple. It was inexpensive. And it worked! NO need for a Doctor and NO need for expensive drugs with potential negative side-effects.
The following lists 85 additional ways of using pHour Salts, antioxidant/ anti-aging/anti-acid athletic enhancing formula in the prevention and/or reversal of all sensitivity, irritation, catarrh, induration, ulceration, degeneration, pain, fatigue, enervation, illness, sickness, and dis-ease.
1. Protection against ALL cancerous conditions! Take 1 scoop. of pHour Salts in 1 glass of water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
2. The alkalizing of acidic cancerous tissues and tumors. Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Saltss in 1 liter of SuperGreens or Power Plants and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
3. The alkalizing of the blood and tissues to maintain the alkaline design of the body and to prevent ALL sickness and dis-ease! Take 1 scoop of pHour Salts in 1 glass of water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
4. Protection against acids that may cause nephropathy. According to Dr. Michael Metro, "patients receiving sodium bicarbonate achieved urine pH's of 6.5 as opposed to 5.6 with those receiving sodium chloride. The alkalization is theorized to have a protective effect against the formation of acids that may cause nephropathy." Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
5. In the prevention and/or reversal of autism. According to Dr. William Shaw, "an extremely simple therapy used by physicians to treat autism is to supply a mild antidote that neutralizes the excess acids." Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
6. To prevent dis-ease and disease of the kidneys. The kidneys are usually the first organs to show acidic damage where the mineral salts of bicarbonate help to promote excretion of acidic toxins from the tissues. According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy, of the American Medical Association, "substituting a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion prior to administration of radio-contrast material seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy." Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
7. The removal of heavy metals, dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancerous tissue with healthy tissues from the same person shows that the cancerous tissue has a=2 0much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, acidic hormones and pesticides. Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
8. To eliminate or reduce titers of bacteria or fungi from the biological transformation of body cells. The mineral salts of bicarbonate are an excellent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal that is very diffusible and thus very effective with no negative side-effects. Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
9. To help reverse pulmonary neoplasm of the lung use 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in l liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
10. To help reverse the acidic condition pneumonia of the lungs mist or nebulize 10 ml of alkaline water with 2 drops of liquid sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate 2 to 3 times a day.
11. To help reverse the acidic condition of asthma mist or nebulize 10 ml of alkaline water with 2 drops of liquid sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate 2 to 3 times a day.
12. To help reverse the acidic condition of sinusitis mist or flush or nebulize 10 ml of alkaline water with 2 drops of liquid sodium and/or potassium bicarbonate 2 to 3 times a day.
13. According to Dr. Tullio Simoncini, "the most effective measure to treat RT-induced mucosititis in patients with head and neck cancer is frequent oral rinsing with pHour Salts to reduce the amount of oral microbial flora." Take 1 Tbs. of pHours Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
14. "For uncontrolled diabetes and circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest, and severe primary lactic acidosis, take sodium bicarbonate," states Dr. Tullio Simoncini. Take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water/green drink and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
15. Keep an open jar of pHour Salts in your fridge for smelling fresh and reducing acidic gaseous residues from spoiling foods.
16. A pinch of pHour Salts in a gallon of freshly brewed iced tea takes out the bad tasting acidic tannins and prevents cloudiness and acidic effect.
17. When soaking dried beans or cooking cabbage, add a dash to the water to make them less gaseous.
18. The pHour Salts will reduce or eliminate the flatulence caused by the beans.
19. To keep tomato soup from curdling, sprinkle some pHour Salts on the simmering tomatoes and skim off the white foam before adding soy, almond or hazel nut milk.
20. Two tablespoons of pHour Salts added to hot water to broccoli and cauliflower keeps the veggies crisp and preserves the electrical potential of the cooked veggies.
21. Pet care: Sprinkle pHour Salts onto his/her coat and brush or comb through for dry acidic odor protection between baths.
22. Give plastic and rubber toys a bath in a solution of 4 Tb. of 4 (pHour) Salts dissolved in 1 quart warm water. Sprinkle fabric toys with pHour Salts brushed off after 15 minutes.
23. Brush teeth with a teaspoon of pHour Salts on a damp toothbrush to avoid acidic plaque and keep breath fresh.
24. Soak retainers, mouth guards, and dentures in pHour Salts and warm water solution (2 tsp to a drinking glass full).
25. Rinse mouth with a teaspoon of pHour Salts and 1 drop of essential peppermint oil for an incredible mouth wash and freshener.
26. Make a paste of 3 parts pHour Salts to one part water for an effective and inexpensive skin exfoliant. Just apply it to your skin with fingertips or a washcloth in a gentle, circular motion and rinse.
27. Mix a little pHour Salts into your shampoo to strip out product buildup, or add it into your conditioner for extra-healthy, non-split ends.
28. Apply a paste of pHour Salts and water to take the ouch out of bug bites, bee stings, sunburns, rashes, poison ivy, or pour in bathwater for relief from the itch of chicken pox and measles.
29. Drink 1 to 3 teaspoon of pHour Salts in ½ a glass of water to relieve acid indigestion and heartburn.
30. Use pHour Salts as a mouthwash for bad breath or to soothe canker sore pain. Add a 1/2 tsp to water a swish your mouth and then discard or drink.
31. Run pHour Salts and water solution through your coffee maker, followed by two fresh water brew cycles to keep your java tasting tip top. Of course, the best solution is not to drink acidic java.
32. Add a pinch of pHour Salts to your cup of java to reduce the acidic effects of the caffeine. The best recommendation is not drink beverages that are acidic.
33. Zap nasty cutting board tastes and smells by scrubbing them with a mixture of pHour Salts and water.
34. pHour Salts will cut grease, wont' dry out the wood, and will also take garlic and onion smells off your skin.
35. Use a damp paper towel and a sprinkling of pHour Salts to remove tea and punch stains from china and plastic. Especially chlorophyll stains in your water drinking bottle.
36. Neutralize spilled battery acid in a flash with a handful of pHour Salts.
37. pHour Salts and a wet wash cloth makes an excellent bumper buffer when little scuffs appear. It also shines up bike chrome.
38. pHour Salts is a natural fire-stopper. Keep a jar close at hand when you are working with live fire of any kind. A handful can put out grease, electrical, wood, and fuel fires.
39. Sprinkle pHour Salts on an outdoor grill or make a paste with water, and scrub grit off the grill without the danger of adding nasty cleaning chemicals to your food.
40. Rub pHour Salts directly on baby spit up to nix the smell quickly.
41. Soak sweat-drenched headbands, hats and gloves or smoky clothes in a pHour Salts solution before they hit the washing machine. Or if you're pressed for time, sprinkle it on clothing for a quick odor mask.
42. Gardening Mildew! Keep fungus, black spots and powdery mildew off your precious plants by mixing pHour Salts, horticultural oil and soap and applying it to affected leaves. Just add 1 tsp of pHour Salts and a few drops of dish washing soap to a gallon of water, and spray once a week, and after it rains.
43. Make a paste of pHour Salts by mixing 1/2 tsp of pHour Salts in some alkaline water and apply to the armpits for eliminating acidic body dietary and/or metabolic odors.
44. Drink an 8 ounce glass of pHour Salts just before an acidic meal to buffer or chelate food acids. Use 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts per 8 ounces of alkaline water.
45. Drink an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water with 1 to 2 Tbs. of pHour Salts upon rising to flush and clean the alimentary canal.
46. Add 3 tsp. of pHour Salts to your colonic bag to pull acids and bile from the liver.
47. For a hang-over drink an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water with 2 Tbs. of pHour Salts to help eliminate the acidic alcohol residues. This mixture will also reduce blood alcohol when one has had too much to drink. Of course, we recommend you eliminate alcohol consumption to maintain health and energy.
48. For motion sickness on a boat or plane drink a 8 to 12 ounce glass of alkaline water with 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
49. For morning sickness during pregnancy drink an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water with 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
50. For restless leg syndrome drink 1 liter or quart of alkaline water with 2 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
51. For muscle soreness or inflammation drink 1 liter or quart of alkaline water with 2 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
52. For acne make a paste of pHour Salts with alkaline water and cover the face. Leave on the face for at least 30 minutes.
53. For sore feet or athlete's feet soak your feet in warm alkaline water with 2 to 3 Tbs of pHour Salts.
54. For air born micro-organisms in a closed area, such as in a plane, drink an 8 ounce glass of alkaline water with 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts before and after your flight.
55. Reduce vaginal odor or yeast douche with warm alkaline water and 1 to 2 tsp. of pHour Salts.
56. For an alkaline enema and to help relieve bowel congestion insert 6 to 8 ounces of warm alkaline water with 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
57. For relaxing after a hard day at work take an alkalizing hot bath with 5 to 6 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
58. To maintain a healthy urine and saliva pH at 7.2 or above drink 1 liter/quart of alkaline water with 1 Tbs of pHour Salts 3 times a day.
59. If you feel like you have a sore throat developing or if you have a sore throat gargle with a mixture of 1 Tbs of pHour Salts in 4 t 6 ounces of water.
60. For acid reflux, nausea, or indigestion drink 4 to 6 ounces of alkaline water with 1 Tbs of pHour Salts to buffer excess hydrochloric acid and dietary acid.
61. For constipation drink 1 liter of pHour Salts with 1 to 2 Tbs of pHour Salts on an empty stomach an first thing in the morning.
62. For muscle or bone soreness drink 1 liter of pHour Salts with 1 to 2 Tbs at least once a day.
63. After any physical or emotional activity or event drink 1 liter of pHour Salts with 1 Tbs. to reduce irritation or inflammation.
64. For sore hands or feet soak in alkaline war, water with 3 to 4 Tbs. of pHour Salts.
65. For detoxing the skin when there is irritation or inflammation use one tub of pHour Salts in a warm to hot bath to pull acids from the skin.
66. For high blood sugar take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of alkaline water to lower the acidic levels of sugar in the blood.
67. For high blood cholesterol take 1 Tbs. of pHour Salts in 1 liter of alkaline water to buffer metabolic or dietary acids that is causing the high blood cholesterol.
68. For emotional stress or anxiety take 1 Tbs. in 1 liter of alkal ine water and drink 2 to 3 times a day.
69. To raise the pH and total alkalinity of the water for pools and spas add several Tbs. of pHour Salts to restore the pH balance of the water that has a high level of chlorine.
70. Add a tub of pHour Salts to your septic tank to control the pH, bacteria and yeast.
71. Long term acidity causes acidic blood, which is like acid rain, causing the calcium from the bones to be leached out as a result. Take 1 tsp. of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of alkaline water and drink 3 to 4 times a day to prevent the symptoms of bone wasting and acidic blood.
72. Dr. Simoncini states, "earlier and more frequent use of sodium bicarbonate was associated with higher early resuscitability rates and with better long-term neurological outcome. Sodium bicarbonate is beneficial for CPR."
73. "Sodium bicarbonate is useful in prevention and reversal of neurological disorders," states Dr. Simoncini.
74. Make a paste of pHour Salts and place it any where on the body to relieve irritation, and/or inflammation of the skin.
75. To maintain health, energy, vitality and the alkaline design of the body take 1 tsp of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water and drink 3 to 4 times a day.
76. To hyper-alkalinize the tissues in the prevention and reversal of an ulceration or degeneration take 1 tsp of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of20alkaline water and drink 3 to 4 times a day. To determine if the body tissues are in a state of hyper- alkalinization the urine pH will be over an 8.0 pH.
77. To increase energy take 1 tsp of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water and drink.
78. To reduce fatigue take 1 tsp of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water and drink.
79. To increase stamina take 3 tsp of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water and drink 1 hour before exercise or athletic event.
80. To increase endurance and speed take 3 tsp of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water and drink 1 hour before exercise or athletic event.
81. For running or swimming sprints take 3 tsp of pHour Salts in 6 to 8 ounces of water 1 hour before the event to increase speed.
82. During marathons, or athletic events that last longer then a few minutes take 1 to 3 tsp of pHour Salts in 6 to 8 ounces of water every hour.
83. To reduce pain and swelling due to injury or lactic acid build-up take 3 tsp of pHour Salts in 1 liter of water and drink.
84. To prevent bone loss take 1 tsp of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water 2 to 3 times a day.
85. To prevent high blood sugars take 1 tsp of pHour Salts in 3 to 4 ounces of water 2 to 3 times a day.
It is important of remember that the human body is alkaline by design and acidic by function. In order to combat acidity, I suggest using pHour Salts everyday!
According to Dr. Robert O. Young, "if the body's blood and tissues remain alkaline at 7.365 to 7.4 it is susceptible to NO illness, sickness or dis-ease. This is what I refer to as true immunity and true prevention!"
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