It has been touted as the “miracle tonic” by holistic doctors around the globe, a drink so healthy that it can actually cure cancer!! But what is this health elixir and why is it so good for you?
The answer: Sodium bicarbonate(baking soda), lemon juice, and high quality H2O.
Dr. Loyd Jenkins of the Budwig Center says: “If there is one thing you could do every day that would dramatically fight disease and increase your energy, consuming lemon juice combined with baking soda would be on the top of the list. Lemon in effect to being a natural internal cleanser and especially combined with baking soda has also shown to contain anti-carcinogenic properties as it contains limonoides, which are phytochemicals found in a number of citrus fruits. Apparently, the limonoides help strip off the protective layer coating of the cancer cells. Lemons have also been shown to have strong anti-microbial effects, which has been tested in research exploring the idea that cancer is very much like a fungus within the body. When treating cancer as a fungus, various methods can be used and some found that lemon and bicarbonate can help fight the fungus causing various types of cancer.”
Here is a list of the kind of benefits that drinking baking soda and lemons will do for you.
1.Alkalizes pH levels:
pH stands for the power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in your body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral. A pH of less than 7 is said to be acidic, and a pH greater than 7 is said to be basic or alkaline. Our ideal pH is alkaline – 7.35 to 7.45, but poor diets and other toxins make our pH levels acidic, setting us up for various diseases such as; arthritis, digestive disorders, heart disease, and cancer. Keeping our pH levels in homeostatis will help our body ward off these diseases, remove toxins, and burn fat. Holistic doctors claim that by keeping your pH levels balanced you will NEVER get sick!! “One is not likely to fall into a cancerous condition if one’s blood and tissues are in an alkaline state” -Dr. Sircus
2. Purifies the liver:
The liver is a multi-functional organ responsible for many activities such as processing and eliminating toxins. Toxins are stored in fat cells, so by eliminating these toxins, your body will burn fat more efficiently. The liver also supports immune health. Since the liver reduces toxins, among other things, it makes sense that a healthy liver is crucial to a strong immune system.
3. Aids in digestion:
We already know that lemons contain many natural health benefits, such as helping promote digestion. Add a little baking soda and you get a fantastic mix to greatly improve your digestive system. It works as a great anti-acid and also combats acid reflux which occurs when hydrochloric acid travels up into the esophagus from the stomach.
4. Regulates cholesterol levels:
Drinking lemon water with baking soda helps regulate bad cholesterol levels(LDL) in your body, thus improving cardiovascular health.
5. Boosts energy:
Lemon water provides our bodies with plenty of vitamins, minerals and vital trace elements. It is also a great energy booster for when we wake up first thing in the morning, as our tissues are dehydrated and in desperate need of fluids to push out toxins. Baking soda gives the body a blast of oxygen because it is supplying the body instantly with more carbon dioxide (CO2) and this enables more oxygen to be delivered to the cells. More oxygen equals more energy.
In addition to adding lemon water and baking soda to your daily routine, staying hydrated, ingesting green foods rich in chlorophyll, getting plenty of healthy sun exposure, and of course, plenty of exercise, and slow breathing are going to help us avoid and treat cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed) organic
- ½ teaspoon baking soda (no aluminum)
- 8 oz purified, mineral, or natural spring water
- Drink every morning on an empty stomach.
- Please make sure to use organic lemons.