Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease.

This is the sum of a new research published by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and it brings justice to all the nonnas that used to drink a glass of water with half a spoon of bicarb soda every night.

Not only baking soda is a great alternative to antacids, it’s extremely cheap and has no sugar, but a daily dose may help reduce inflammation and thus improve the condition of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The sodium bicarbonate seems to stimulate the mesothelial cells in the spleen to signal the organ that the body is not in fact fighting an infection and therefore not to mount a protective immune response.

Just two weeks of supplementing water with baking soda was enough to have a significant effect, with a reduction in the M1 macrophages (that cause inflammation) to M2 macrophages (that reduce it).

But drinking water alkalized with baking soda could have more important effects on our health, since in case of kidney malfunction the blood can become too acidic and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases but also promote osteoporosis, draining calcium out of the bones.

Link: https://jagwire.augusta.edu/archives/52953

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