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Neil Templar
16th December 2009, 05:10 PM
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... s-Ago.aspx (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/12/15/Baking-Soda-Used-to-Treat-Swine-Flu-85-Years-Ago.aspx)

CFTraveler
16th December 2009, 07:19 PM
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) should not be taken in high quantities by anyone who has a heart condition. It has approximately 150 mg per 1/8 teaspoon serving. Anyone with high blood pressure, cardiac flow problems or kidney problems should not have more than 400 mg of sodium per serving of any one food. I know this because I happen to have a cardiac patient in my home and he is on a 300mg per serving diet. So taking large amounts of sodium bicarbonate (aka soda ash, baking soda, and some other name I can't remember) can cause other problems you weren't counting on.

If you have the swine flu or suspect you have it, go to a doctor, and make sure this diagnosis is accurate, before self-medicating. Since there is no treatment for the flu (other than tamiflu) I see no problem with using a natural remedy, except where it can do harm- use judgement and common sense.

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Neil Templar
16th December 2009, 08:00 PM
And, the usual disclaimer: We admins and mods at Astral Dynamics are not responsible for the opinions of individual posters. Advice read in a conversation board is just that: conversation.

indeed. i didn't post it with the intention of it being read as actual advice. it's merely something interesting i found.
i guess the title of the thread should have a ? at the end. :)