** Originally posted by GitOverIt **
Today I've been sent articles, web sites and even PM's about fungus and psoriasis....all from different people!!!
I got an email from a gal on another site (aternative health issues) that knew I have had psoriasis and an ongoing battle with scalp P especially....she sent one....I went to the alternative group and someone else gave another link......
So I decided to do some sleuthing....it seems that there is something to this acid/alkaline diet!
this is a long but interesting take on the benefits of NaHCO3 (baking soda)
here are a couple paragraphs on P and BS
Because sodium bicarbonate has long been known and is widely used, it has many other names including sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium bicarb, baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarb soda, saleratus or bicarbonate of soda. It is soluble in water. This white solid is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. It is also produced artificially. World wide production is on the scale of 100,000 ton/year. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide, that helps dough "rise."
It is commonly used to increase the pH and total alkalinity of the water for pools and spas. Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for restoring the pH balance of water that has a high level of chlorine. It is sometimes used in septic tanks to control pH and bacteria.
Cancer is actually a four-letter word ACID,
especially lactic acid as a waste product due to the
low oxygen level and waste products of yeast and fungus.
For centuries, medicated baths have been one of the first lines of treatment for psoriasis. Even today, with sophisticated immunosuppressive treatments available, Dead Sea salts and spa waters are recognized to be beneficial in the management of psoriatic patients.
To assess statistically the efficacy of sodium bicarbonate baths in psoriasis patients, thirty-one patients with mild-moderate psoriasis were studied. Almost all patients who used NaHCO3- reported a statistically valuable improvement. NaHCO3- baths reduced itchiness and irritation; in general, the patients themselves recognized a beneficial impact on their psoriasis, so much so that they have continued to bathe in NaHCO3- even after the end of the study. [xv