The Dangers and Benefits of Baking Soda

Learn more about the fascinating dangers and benefits of baking soda for your health.

7 Unexpected Benefits of Baking Soda:


0:00 Introduction: The benefits and dangers of baking soda
0:10 Understanding baking soda
0:42 Baking soda benefits
4:10 Side effects of baking soda
10:22 Learn more about the benefits of baking soda!

Today we’re going to talk about the dangers and benefits of baking soda.

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. Your body actually makes sodium bicarbonate.

Different parts of the body have different pH levels. Even different parts of your digestive tract require different pH levels.

Sodium bicarbonate helps decrease the acid in your small intestine, which increases the pH and supports important digestive enzymes. If I needed to take enzymes, I would also take baking soda to help activate the enzymes.

Baking soda may also be helpful in certain cases for people with acid reflux or heartburn. However, it shouldn’t be taken often or over a long period of time.

Chronic consumption of baking soda can lead to certain side effects, including:
• Bloating
• Gas
• Acid rebound

A better remedy for acid reflux or heartburn might be betaine hydrochloride or apple cider vinegar. This is because the typical root cause of these issues is actually a lack of stomach acid.

But, if someone has an ulcer or gastritis, betaine hydrochloride or apple cider vinegar will cause irritation. In these situations, baking soda might provide some relief.

Some interesting research is even being done on sodium bicarbonate for cancer.

Baking soda may also be beneficial for:
• Skin allergies
• Sinus problems
• Gout attacks
• Improving athletic performance

Overall, baking soda is a great potential remedy for certain problems. However, it’s also important to ask yourself why you need to take a natural remedy in the first place and work to fix the root cause of the issue.

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Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  1. Paul Campbell on May 14, 2023 at 10:09 am

    I’ve been using baking soda and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to clean my teeth for the last 35 years, and have only had 2 cavities during that period. Thanks for this information, Dr. Berg!

    • DumbAssSpeakingWithMan'sVoice on May 14, 2023 at 10:20 am

      Been swishing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes twice a day. Makes for a great feeling of having a clean mouth.

    • Emotionlessxartist on May 14, 2023 at 11:31 am

      How much baking soda and food grade peroxide right?

    • Paul Campbell on May 14, 2023 at 11:40 am

      @Emotionlessxartist Yes, 3% hydrogen peroxide and a pinch of baking soda is all you need. I drink organic green tea, as well for oral care, as it has been said to neutralize cavity causing bacteria.

    • j d on May 14, 2023 at 11:42 am

      try dr berg’s video on tooth paste with baking soda-ascorbic acid and hydrogen peroxide.

  2. Jane - - - on May 14, 2023 at 10:12 am

    *_Dr Berg – Always informing and imparting valuable knowledge that most of us would never normally ever think of …_*

    • Islamic way on May 14, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      her lake scientific knowledge,,,,, it is not science,,. Study for more,,, but i sure he is good dr.

    • Jane - - - on May 14, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      @Islamic way
      *_Pff, what complete and utter nonsense …_*

    • Islamic way on May 14, 2023 at 4:09 pm

      @Jane – – – yes sister it is really…. He not reads sodi by carbonate book,,,,,, All everything illness solved by baking soda

    • Islamic way on May 14, 2023 at 4:18 pm

      @Jane – – – what

    • Islamic way on May 14, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      @Jane – – – sister what do understand

  3. Tamara Miller-Franco on May 14, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Dr Berg. Do you have any information on the Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and how to get it the folded protein out out of the liver? There is ongoing research trying to help this condition. Thanks

  4. Thixuan Levu on May 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Good morning Dr Berg and your team. . Very useful information .Since i have watched your videos i have found alot of things so important to improve my health ❤🙏👌

  5. Robin Walker @robinsnestradio on May 14, 2023 at 10:35 am

    So many great uses for Baking Soda. My personal favorites are mixing a bit of baking soda and coconut oil for exfoliating my face for a radiant smooth glow and I have been brushing my teeth with Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide for about 30 years. I am 68 and blessed with great health. Dr Berg definitely assists my wellness journey with his knowledge. Happy Sunday everyone 🌹

    • Disciple of The Messiah 1 on May 14, 2023 at 10:52 am

      Thank you for sharing!

    • Robin Walker @robinsnestradio on May 14, 2023 at 11:23 am

      @Disciple of The Messiah 1 You are welcome! Have a truly wonderful day 🌄

    • Emotionlessxartist on May 14, 2023 at 11:30 am

      @Robin Walker @robinsnestradio how much

    • Emotionlessxartist on May 14, 2023 at 11:30 am

      @Robin Walker @robinsnestradio are you using for face and for teeth? A tablespoon?

    • Hadrian on May 14, 2023 at 12:29 pm

      I mix coconut oil with baking soda and that is my toothpaste. Been using it for over 10 years, Dr Bergman did a presentation on this and not one issue. Haven’t seen the dentist in 10 years. I also drink filtered water that is deprived of fluoride.

  6. Ade Larsen on May 14, 2023 at 10:37 am

    It turns out that if you live a Ketovore lifestyle and cut out all seed oils, sugars, carbs and processed foods then everything works just fine.

    • P Brooks on May 14, 2023 at 2:55 pm

      Isn’t that amazing? The mental improvement is also remarkable.

  7. Sabrina and husband on May 14, 2023 at 10:37 am

    I guess that’s why I feel like exercising today 😂 I added a bit of baking soda to my veg omelette this morning. I wonder if that applies 😊 Thanks for the info Dr Berg 🌸

  8. Rishi RigVeda on May 14, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Nice to know there are some natural add ons to use to improve athletic performance besides the chemical filled compounds products! Thanks Dr Berg 💪🏼

  9. Damaris Zuckschwert on May 14, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Live long Dr Berg..❤

  10. Hauwa Agwae on May 14, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Thanks Doctor Berg for this update on baking soda. God bless you sir 🙏 👍👍

  11. Emiliyan Nikolov on May 14, 2023 at 11:38 am

    When you get gastritis, your gastrologist might tell you to not eat yogurt, but read this very carefully, I had very very acute gastritis after taking antibiotics due to COVID, yogurt relieved all the pain in my guts and literally helped me to cure gastritis completely. Eat as much (natural) yogurt as you can if you have gastritis. My gastrologist told me to not eat yogurt, but I just ignored what she said and ate much as I could.

    • Mac on May 14, 2023 at 11:50 am

      When you say “natural” yogurt, what are you referring? Thanks!

    • PROUD GRANDMA on May 14, 2023 at 12:06 pm

      Yogurt contains lots of sugars & corn syrup, very unhealthy. The only healthier version is Kefir, made with grains at home or if you hav access to raw cowsmilk or goat milk (in the US its nearly impossible)you can make raw yogurt. But wen I had SIBO, I could not consume ANY probiotics (any, except cabbage) without getting very sick. I had to get rid of the SIBO first.

    • 1Corinthians-13 on May 14, 2023 at 12:35 pm

      I have gastritis and eat plain yogurt almost daily. It hasn’t improved my gastritis at all.

    • God’s Tender Mercies on May 14, 2023 at 12:37 pm

      Why do people do all caps when writing co

    • Rebecca Gutierrez on May 14, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      What about Greek yogurt?

  12. Danielle Durand on May 14, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Bonjour. Je suis vraiment triste de ne pas suivre toutes vos vidéos car j’habite en France. Cela serait très gentil d’avoir les traductions en français. J’adore vos vidéos. Merci Docteur pour tous vos bons conseils. Dieu vous bénisse

    • flamingpie herman on May 14, 2023 at 12:26 pm

      All you have to do is click on the CC. Then select the tool and change the CC into your language or auto translate. Hope that helps.

    • Lilac on May 14, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      Danielle Durand .. C’est possible d’avoir les sous titre Français . Google ” Avoir les sous titre Français sur une vidéo en Anglais (Genial)

  13. Adam Smith on May 14, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Always appreciate your Lectures Dr Berg !

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 14, 2023 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks. Hope you are learning a lot here.

  14. Christine Sorrento on May 14, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    I use baking soda to soften my laundry since we have well water and don’t need to use dryer sheets because the baking soda softens the clothes. I also use Bob Red Mill that don’t have the heavy metals in it 😊

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 14, 2023 at 2:20 pm

      That’s nice. Thanks for sharing.

    • Corinne Yeager on May 14, 2023 at 3:10 pm

      Good advice! Comments teach a lot also 🥰🥰🔥

  15. Jacob Miles on May 14, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Baking soda has been used in TCM for centuries for kidney health. My cat was diagnosed with kidney renal failure in early 2019 and mixing it in her water has basically stopped further deterioration looking at all the six monthly blood tests. She’s 15 and looking likely to see her 18th.

    • Fatima Andres on May 14, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      Salvou o gatinho obrigado

    • Legendary Lithium Orotate on May 14, 2023 at 1:59 pm

      Glad your cat benefited. They are precious angels, little carnivores.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 14, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      That’s amazing. Thanks for sharing the story about your cat. Hope you have a nice day!

    • Rosalie Houk on May 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

      Dr Berg could comment for help on my husbands issue of taking a shot every 3 months of drug to help control cancer in his colon and prostate. Maybe you know what that would be but hopefully you may know why it diminishes greatly his taste buds so that eating is very much a real problem? If you see this and can reveal how he might have healing if possible a vitamin or mineral is being affected and might be responsible for the lack of taste.?

    • Kalthoum Abid on May 14, 2023 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Jacob,
      Does your cat takes a medicine such as chlorhydrate of benazeprin that is an inhibitor of Angiotensin conversion enzyme with baking soda or baking soda alone and please at which doses? Thank you.

  16. Richard Dobreny on May 14, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me at how complex the human body is. Extremely well engineered

    • Bluebird gramma on May 14, 2023 at 2:28 pm


    • nick kerinklio on May 14, 2023 at 7:13 pm

      “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
      Marvelous are Your works,
      And that my soul knows very well.”
      Psalm 139:14

  17. Al Hamilton on May 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for including the caveats of baking soda. I knew it is good for various usage –but as in most things it should be taken or used.

  18. Trevor on May 14, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    My wife (an old army medic in the 80s) told me she treated poison ivy for the soldiers with a baking soda paste wrapped in gauze until it dried up. The base hospital radioed her asking where the guys were for their treatment baths (which did not work) and she told the docs what she did and they were blown away. All the rashes gone usually overnight.

    • Kris Kringle on May 14, 2023 at 4:34 pm

      in moderation. go ahead mix some baking soda with a little soap, and lather and wash your hair with it. see what happens

  19. Keto Trucker on May 14, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Dr.Berg, your information that you UNSELFISHLY share helps SO MANY people. I for one am VERY grateful. ❤🙂

  20. Mariana Munoz on May 14, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Dr Berg. If you haven’t already, would you do a quick video on what to do/take for neuropathy/retinopathy & arrhythmia????

    The ugly Complications of diabetes.

    Thank you so much Doctor Berg.!!! 😊

    Happy Mother’s Day to your wife

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