Side Effects of Taking Baking Soda

The Dangers & Side Effects of Taking Baking Soda For Long Time – Dr.Berg

0:00 The dangers of baking soda
0:20 The function of the stomach
1:30 What causes acid reflux?
2:35 The pancreas
3:15 What happens when you take baking soda
3:30 What to do for acid reflux
3:58 Side effects of baking soda

In this video, we’re going to talk about the dangers of baking soda. Many people get relief from things like acid reflux when they take baking soda, but it comes with a package.

The stomach helps you digest proteins, absorb minerals, and kill pathogens. It’s designed to produce and make acid. The stomach should normally be extremely acid.

A person can experience acid reflux if they lose their stomach acids. Many people think that a person with acid reflux has too much acid, but they actually don’t have strong enough acid.

The pancreas should also normally release certain bicarbonates to alkalize the acid coming down into the small intestine.

The stomach needs to be acidic to be healthy. Baking soda is very alkaline. So, when you take baking soda, you’re going to feel better temporarily, but you’re not fixing the root problem. If you do this, the issue could actually get worse over time because you’re taking the acid out of the stomach, and you’re not adding it back in.

What you could do for acid reflux:
• Take apple cider vinegar
• Take betaine hydrochloride

Side effects of taking baking soda long term:
• It alkalizes the stomach (creating problems with protein digestion, mineral absorption, and the ability to kill pathogens)
• The depletion of your potassium reserve
• Decreased chlorides
• High levels of sodium

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand why baking soda may not be a good long-term solution for acid reflux.


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