Juicing For Health | Juicing To Lose Weight | Juice Lady Cherie

Baking Soda for Kidney Disease

Sodium bicarbonate is not only an excellent agent for natural chemotherapy, bringing as it does higher O2 levels through increased alkalinity to the cells, it is also one of the most basic medicines we have for kidney disease. New research by British scientists at the Royal London Hospital shows that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.[1]

Bicarbonate acts to stimulate the ATPase by acting directly on it.[2] The simple household product used for baking, cleaning, bee stings, treating asthma, cancer and acid indigestion is so effective in treating kidney disease that it prevents patients from having to be put on kidney machines. The findings have been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Bicarbonate is a truly strong universal concentrated nutritional medicine that works effectively in many clinical situations that we would not normally think of. It is a prime emergency room and intensive care medicine that can save a person’s life in a heartbeat and it is also a supermarket item that you can take right off the shelf and use for more things than one can imagine.

Dr. S.K. Hariachar, a nephrologist who oversees the Renal Hypertension Unit in Tampa Florida stated, upon seeing the research on bicarbonate and kidney disease, “I am glad to see confirmation of what we have known for so long.  I have been treating my patients with bicarbonate for many years in attempts to delay the need for dialysis, and now we finally have a legitimate study to back us up. Not only that, we have the added information that some people already on dialysis can reverse their condition with the use of sodium bicarbonate”.

Dose used to slow the rate of kidney decline in patients with CKD

  • Approx. 600 mg  baking soda three times daily given orally in tablet form  (increased as necessary to achieve and maintain blood levels) – 600 mg is equivalent to ~ ¼ teaspoon baking soda powder, which can be taken dissolved in a small glass of water or juice for consumption.

Fruits and vegetables improve your kidney function. Such fruits include grapes, cranberries and blueberries; vegetables include fennel, onions, celery, beets, spinach, string beans and asparagus. If you are suffering from kidney disease, make sure the fruits and vegetables you eat are low in potassium.


[1] www.nelm.nhs.uk/en/NeLM-Area/News/2009—July/20/Bicarbonate-supplementation-may-slow-renal-decline-in-chronic-kidney-disease/

[2] Origin of the Bicarbonate Stimulation of Torpedo Electric Organ Synaptic Vesicle ATPase. Joan E. Rothlein  1 Stanley M. Parsons. Department of Chemistry and the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.


  1. I have been diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia‎, a form of blood cancer. Do you think that the baking soda could lower my platelet levels? Thanks for the article

  2. where can you find baking soda that doesn’t have aluminum contamination Thanks again

  3. Gweneth Liddy

    I am so glad to hear that research shows that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. My mum used to mix it from time to time to relieve any gastric discomforts.
    The simple basic solutions seem to withstand the test of time, and does not cause side effects like the newer drugs.
    Thank you for always providing important health news for those of us who prefer not to be on some medications.

  4. Carolyn Hair

    Thank you for sharing this interesting information. Should one stay away from bananas and potatoes if they have kidney disease? Because they are high in potassium, just wondering about this. Kind regards, Carolyn Hair

  5. Christa Stegemann

    I suffered from acid re-flux for many years and approx. 10 years ago I learned that the over-the-counter medications for that mostly contain aluminum which has been linked to Alzheimer disease. Then I started to take 1/4 tsp. baking soda in a small glass of water. It works wonderfully well and no more acid re-flux.

  6. Is it safe to take sodium bicarbonate with warfarin. I can’t seem to get my body’s ph balance to a normal level. I’m only about 6.0 and have PV.