Friday, February 4, 2011
Frugal Tip Friday - Baking Soda for your acid stomach
This Fridays frugal tip Friday is a bit different than any other! Thats because it comes from a teacher of mine. Most of you know that I'm in graduate school for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Part of our program is to take a bunch of bio science classes. One of those classes is Biochemistry, and I'm taking it right now! My teacher is awesome, he is a great spirit and very interested in teaching and having us learn the material. Yesterday as we were going through different compounds, he introduced us to sodium bicardonate/aka Baking Soda. We were going over bases and acids as well and he stated that baking soda is a base. Naturally in the body there are these "buffers" that regulate the body's acidity. When these "buffers" aren't up to their best, your body can become more acid instead of alkaline. This is when it got interesting! My teacher told us that a favorite base that we ingest when we have stomach acid, indigestion or heartburn is actually made up of sodium bicarbonate or Baking Soda! The favorite base is Alka-Seltzer! Our teacher was saying that when you feel heartburn, just take a teaspoon of baking soda (if you can stand the taste) and mix it with water and drink! I thought this was genius so I had to tell you! and its not only genius but a great way to save on alka-seltzer, tums and other ant-acids!
Happy Sciency Frugal Tip Friday !