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    Baking Soda helps UTI's?

    I was watching this show the other afternoon called,The Doctors and they talked about how taking a tea spoon of baking soda with drinks so as to help avoide UTI's? Anybody ever here of this. What woud be the reasoning behind it if so.
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    No idea, but jeez if it helps, I'm gonna do it

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    I too had heard about it...but when you plug baking soda + UTI's into a search engine there's ALOT of info both pro and con...from it's a "wonder drug" to it is "very dangerous." So I kept looking.
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    I don't know about baking soda, but cream of tartar helps

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    We do the cream of tarter thing, really does work.

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    how, how much, how often?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSWIFE1 View Post
    We do the cream of tarter thing, really does work.
    How do you take the cream of tarter?
    How often?
    Just curious.
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    heaping teaspoon in a glass of warm water every other day seems to work for my son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrf View Post
    heaping teaspoon in a glass of warm water every other day seems to work for my son.
    every morning when I have a UTI. Definitely use warm water, it's kind of acidic like a lemon... tastes kind of good actually

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    The science behind the baking soda is the PH of the environment affects bacterial growth. Bacteria grows best in the PH range from about 6-8. In general, bacteria survive alkaline PH better then acid PH. The soda in theory changes the PH of the urine, making bacteria growth inhospitable. However because of the sodium content of the baking soda--we, as SCI patients, need to be concerned about the affect it could have on our blood pressure. Also, as Snuz says, there are other danger warnings listed on respectable websites, such as Web MD.
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    I put a tsp of cream of tartar in chad's drink every morning. it helped until he got drug-resistant pseudomonas.

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