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Fri Apr 27, 2018, 12:18 PM

Arthritis help in your kitchen cabinet?



Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may explain why it is an effective aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis.

How can this kitchen staple change the body's inflammatory response?

Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate, is a kitchen staple commonly used as a raising agent for cakes.

That being said, it has also made a name for itself as a home remedy for various conditions. Half a teaspoon of baking soda is often taken to ease heartburn or acid reflux, for example, and this substance is also used to whiten teeth

More and the science behind it:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321624.php

I remember growing up using it as a tooth paste and having a box in the fridge to absorb smells, my mom said.

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Reply Arthritis help in your kitchen cabinet? (Original post)
packman Apr 2018 OP
Frustratedlady Apr 2018 #1
Wellstone ruled Apr 2018 #2
malaise Apr 2018 #3
Wellstone ruled Apr 2018 #6
malaise Apr 2018 #14
suffragette Apr 2018 #20
Kirk Lover Apr 2018 #5
Wellstone ruled Apr 2018 #8
suffragette Apr 2018 #21
malaise Apr 2018 #22
Kirk Lover Apr 2018 #4
malaise Apr 2018 #23
Leith Apr 2018 #7
Wounded Bear Apr 2018 #9
Leith Apr 2018 #10
Wounded Bear Apr 2018 #16
MariaCSR Apr 2018 #11
Wellstone ruled Apr 2018 #15
MariaCSR Apr 2018 #18
Wellstone ruled Apr 2018 #24
eleny Apr 2018 #12
Vinca Apr 2018 #13
Demovictory9 Apr 2018 #17
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2018 #19

Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 12:27 PM

1. I remember using a soda/salt mixture to brush my teeth in 1st grade as part of our hygiene class.

It actually felt good and clean to run your tongue over your teeth when you were done. Cheaper, too. Remember, WWII was just wrapping up and there weren't a lot of personal items available.

Our teacher also taught us how to hang our socks and underwear over a chair before we went to bed to "air out" before morning. That was in the days of wringer washing machines and nowhere near the amount of clothes today's children possess.

Those were the only things I remember from that class. That would have been in 1944.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:18 PM

2. We wash our Bath Towels

in Hot Water and use Baking Soda as the softener. Wow,what a difference.

Occasionally use baking soda and water for a case of nasty Heart Burn.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:23 PM

3. We wash the plastic shower curtain lining with a mixture of laundry soap and baking soda

I found that on the internet

I also use it when baking and it's always in our bathroom cupboard for teeth cleaning and gum wash.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:29 PM

6. We have stop using

Laundry Soap on our Bath Towels all together. After researching the use of Baking Soda as a wash softener,our old Towels are suddenly back in use and the newer ones have been relegated to Visitor use only.

Amazing how the Towel Fiber becomes coated with the Soap and Fabric Softener fats and oils.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 05:48 PM

14. I'll try that

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 03:07 PM

20. Never tried it on shower curtain liner. Will try now, thanks!

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:26 PM

5. Thanks I'm going to try that!

 

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:39 PM

8. You might have to wash the towels

twice in plain hot water to start the cleansing process . Some of the Bargain or Generic Laundry Soaps carry a high animal fat content,and the dryer bakes it on big time. As well as fabric softener sheets and liquids. The Goddess of the House uses two cups per load. The towels will regain their absorbency more and more with each wash. Plus,no more soap smell in the Washer or from the drain. BTW,splash a cup of and Vinegar in the Hot Water. Increase the Acidity in order to cut the grease build up on the fabric.

We sure miss the days of line drying of linens. Especially Towels and Jeans as well as Sheets and Pillow cases.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 03:10 PM

21. I do miss the fresh scent from air drying linens. Don't miss scurrying out to take them down when

it started raining though, and since this is Seattle that happened more than a few times.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 03:19 PM

22. Thankfully we still have our lines

The only time we use the dryer is if it's raining andI'm pretty good at knowing when it will rain. Truth is everything lasts longer using line drying. I will never get accustomed to people in the sunny Caribbean using the dryer.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:25 PM

4. Baking soda is wonderful for so many things. I buy it in bulk. I use it in the cat box daily and

 

along with vinegar it keeps drains clear and smooth and you only need the chemicals for serious stuff.

The box is right...there are literally hundreds of uses and now you've thought of one more!

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 03:20 PM

23. Vinegar is another must have

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:37 PM

7. I'm Going to Try It!

I've had a touch of arthritis the past few days. I took ibuprofen, but it has been giving me hives and swollen lips lately which is worrisome. Aspirin and tylenol do the same.

The article mentions autoimmune diseases and food allergies. I wonder if it would work on pollen and dust allergies, too...?

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Response to Leith (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:44 PM

9. I'm tempted, starting to get the arthritis in joints now...

NSAIDS give me constipation, and I don't like taking pain meds of any kind. I have an addictive personality, so there is an inherent risk for me.

Not sure of the dosage, though.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 01:54 PM

10. I Don't Like to Take Any Kind of Med, Either

but for a different reason: their effectiveness wears off quickly and side effects accumulate. By that I mean that if I get an owwie (like a sprained ankle) and I take iburofen for a few days, by the last day they don't seem to make a dent in the pain while I am covered in hives and my lips are swollen round the clock.

As for the dosage, I'm going to try a teaspoon in the morning in a glass of water and maybe in the evening, too. Pretty much when I remember to.

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Response to Leith (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 09:35 PM

16. Luckily, I don't have any allergies, so I'm spared that...

thanks for the info. I'll have to pick some up, I think. Part of my current problem is also that I've been too sedentary. Trying to walk more, but difficult with the bad knee.

Best of luck. Keep us posted if you can.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 02:06 PM

11. So what's the recipe? Just baking soda in water?

 

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Response to MariaCSR (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 06:01 PM

15. One to two cups of any Vinegar in

the Hot Water. We have the a older washer with the center agitator as well as softener dispenser. We put a cup of Soda into it.

The Vinegar erases the acidity of the water in order to cut the Oils and fats build up on the towel fibers. The Baking Soda will freshen the smell of the towels and wash cloths.

Otherwise,the towels will have a grease smell to them.

Check out a couple of U tubes . The Retailers sure do not want you to find out about this cleaning method.as well as making the towels more absorbent and soft to the touch.

Have a couple of towels that we bought back in the late seventies that were always used in the camper for the kids . Kids and dirt go together and the rest is history. Those towels,hey,they seem to be the fav's.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 02:51 PM

18. Nah...I meant for arthritis.

 

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Response to MariaCSR (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 03:35 PM

24. My Dad used a

table spoon in a glass of water for years,in order to give him relief. The only option at that time was Aspirin which tore up his Stomach.

Even watched him pour A%H in his hand and lick it off. Seemed to work,always gave him pain relief. On Rainy Days,the Soda Box sat on the Cupboard for easy use.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 02:17 PM

12. My Italian mom in law's tip...

She always put a small pinch of soda in her pot of tomato sauce. It makes a smooth flavor. But don't overdo it or there won't be much flavor at all and you really can't put it back in with more herbs etc. I did that once when I thought two pinches would be okay. So keep it small and enjoy the difference.

We also clean the dishwasher with it. First, we put a cup of white vinegar on the top shelf and run a regular cycle. When that's done, I remove the cup of water out, shake a bunch baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher and run another cycle. Takes a while but it keeps it fresh. Btw, the dishwasher has a stainless interior.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2018, 02:21 PM

13. You probably should use it sparingly if you have high blood pressure.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 01:45 AM

17. i had the same thought

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 02:57 PM

19. Isn't baking powder more likely to be used as a raising agent?

Baking powder

Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali, bicarbonate of soda, and an acid, cream of tartar, plus a filler like cornflour or rice flour which absorbs moisture.

Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate), commonly known as baking soda, is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3.
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Uses

Cooking

In cooking, sodium bicarbonate, referred to as baking soda, is primarily used in baking as a leavening agent.
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Baking powder

Baking powder, also sold for cooking, contains around 30% of bicarbonate, and various acidic ingredients which are activated by the addition of water, without the need for additional acids in the cooking medium.

Many forms of baking powder contain sodium bicarbonate combined with calcium acid phosphate, sodium aluminium phosphate or cream of tartar. Baking soda is alkaline; the acid used in baking powder avoids a metallic taste when the chemical change during baking creates sodium carbonate.

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