Drinking Baking Soda Could Be An Inexpensive, Safe Way To Combat Autoimmune Disease, Says Study
Baking soda is a well-known home remedy used for its anti-acid properties. It can ease acid reflux and heartburn. It can also whiten your teeth. However, it may have other benefits as well, including improving arthritis and autoimmune conditions.
Baking Soda Can Prevent Inflammatory Conditions
According to a recent study, drinking a baking soda solution can protect the immune system from inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers tried the baking soda solutions on rats first, but then on humans as well.
Turns out that baking soda can provide a signal to a special kind of cell called “mesothelial” cells. They can warn the body that it is not under attack and can prevent autoimmune responses.
Baking Soda And Mesothelial Cells
Mesothelial cells line the internal organs and various cavities in the body. They prevent internal tissues and organs from sticking together.
Researchers found that baking soda can encourage the stomach to produce more gastric acid. As a result, the body can digest food quicker and easier. Additionally, they also signal the mesothelial cells to line the spleen and to help it take it easy and understand that the body is not under threat. It likely communicates with the spleen through the mesothelial cells that can communicate with organs through the microvilli and with the help of neurotransmitters.
Baking soda can basically tell the body that no matter how unhealthy it may be, a hamburger is not an infection attacking the body. As a result, the spleen doesn’t activate the macrophages, or white blood cells to fight harmful cellular detritus.
Inflammatory To Non-Inflammatory
The baking soda solution can create a shift in what kind of immune cells get activated. They can turn off pro-inflammatory cells (M1) and turn on anti-inflammatory cells instead (M2).
According to research on rats, baking soda can also be used in the treatment of kidney disease and help to slow the progression of the disease. Researchers observed the same thing: M1 levels dropping in the kidneys while M2 cells increase.
Looks like baking soda may be able to create a shift from an inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory profile in the body. However, more research is needed to understand how this is actually working and how it may benefit your health. Nonetheless, it is showing promising results and some explanation on how baking soda may be able to help with autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis in a safe and natural way.
What do you think about this research? How do you use baking soda in your home and for your health? Share your answers with us. We would love to hear from you.
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Kat Gál is a professional holistic health writer who helps health, wellness and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach. Kat is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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