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Slow down the progression of kidney disease with baking soda

by , 09 April 2013

“The number of people diagnosed with kidney disease has doubled decade in the last two decades,” writes Christine O'Brien in Health Bytes. That's a frightening number of new cases in such a short period of time, making dialysis either a possibility or reality for kidney sufferers. Fortunately, there's a solution that could starve off dialysis and it's in your kitchen. Read on to discover how using baking soda could help slow down kidney disease.

You probably know that baking soda has a wide variety of uses from baking to cleaning.

But there’s more.

New research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has just added a new and much more important use to the list: Baking soda’s ability to dramatically slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Baking soda can help slow down kidney disease

“The rate of decline in kidney function was about 66% slower in people taking a small daily dose of sodium bicarbonate in pill form than in people undergoing their usual care,” writes O'Brien.

In fact, the research reported that patients taking baking soda showed a rate of decline more in line with normal age-related decline.“Rapid progression of kidney disease occurred in only 9% of the patients taking baking soda, says O'Brien.

That’s a pretty dramatic decline!

There’s more. The baking soda group was less likely to develop end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. They also saw improvement in several measures of nutrition.

So there you have it. The biggest benefit of this regular fixture in the kitchen including is slowing fatal kidney disease.

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