Fight the Flu This Season with All Natural Baking Soda Remedies

By on February 18, 2018

Baking soda is a natural, nontoxic ingredient that is easy to use, safe around children, and adaptable to almost any situation or treatment application imaginable; it is also inexpensive and available at almost any location. 

The starchy white powder is identified by scientists and chemists with a number of names, such as sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and sodium acid carbonate. The chemical makeup of this multipurpose product is what makes it such a versatile solution to a vast health, problems.

With these tips from the new book Baking Soda for Health by Britt Brandon you can boost your immune system, battle illness, and transform your body naturally and inexpensively this winter.

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When the immune system is compromised, the results can be disastrous. The quality and health of the immune system can play a major role in determining overall quality of life. Disruptions in everyday life that impact your appetite, energy level, and sleep patterns can lead to serious complications in metabolism, cognitive function, and even the performance of organs and systems. When your immunity is poor, illnesses and conditions can be contracted easily, making every cold and flu season a threat to your body and life. Missing work, not enjoying activities, and having to quarantine yourself away from loved ones are just the tip of the iceberg of falling ill. Something as simple as the common cold can quickly escalate into a serious illness such as pneumonia and become catastrophic.

Medical professionals and holistic healers all agree that the best medicine is prevention, and when you care for your immune system, the results are reflected in how often you succumb to illness and disease. With the addition of baking soda to your everyday routine, you can see an improvement in energy levels, feel less muscle soreness following activity, and experience a better digestive system that seemingly speaks to you about what you should and shouldn’t put in your body. Helping to balance the hormones, improve the pH of the blood, and support the healthy functioning and protection of the cells and organs, 1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 cup of water can improve immunity and safeguard the health of your body and the quality of your life naturally.


When most people think of the respiratory system, they tend to think of only the lungs, airways, and the anatomical elements that help us breathe. The truth is that the respiratory system is an intricate part of the body’s function to provide and sustain life, but most of us only think of it when a cold, cough, or breathing condition develops.

Every time you take a breath, your lungs fill with air and oxygen is extracted for use in all of your body’s other systems, including the heart and the brain. When the respiratory system is not functioning normally, the blood becomes less saturated with essential oxygen, and the body’s systems that depend on efficient respiratory functions start to diminish in productivity. When airways and lung capacity become threatened or compromised, the possibility of developing serious conditions such as sinus infections, respiratory infections, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and more increases, causing not only a threat to overall health but also to your lifestyle (especially if an ailment becomes chronic and consistent).

With the inclusion of baking soda in your everyday routine, you can help rid your airways of mold, mildew, spores, and pathogens that can result in chronic agitation and disruption in normal respiratory activity. One teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of water, combined with 1⁄4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar improves the health of the metabolic processes that contribute to lung function, opens airways, rids the system of harmful elements, and promotes productive breathing without medications! This tonic can be consumed daily, even when the sudden onset of a respiratory or sinus infection occurs, helping you maintain and safeguard the health of your respiratory system safely and naturally.


Adequate hydration in the body assists and supports far more functions than most people recognize. From the smallest cell membranes to the largest organs, hydration is directly responsible for ensuring that maintenance and stability is upheld. Without proper hydration, the cells, organs, and systems not only diminish in their own right, but also begin to deteriorate the functioning of the cells, organs, and systems that rely on them. With the onset of dehydration, a domino-like effect begins to wreak havoc on the body with serious consequences occurring in the very elements that effect overall health and well-being. Chronic conditions, even cancers, can take hold of compromised cells that lack the impenetrable protection that comes with hydration and hydro-support.

With the implementation of a water consumption regimen that involves a minimum of 8 (8-ounce) glasses of water daily, the body can receive the minimum recommended water requirement. Any vigorous exercise or environmental condition that results in excessive sweating will increase this amount, obviously, but the minimum 8 cups (64 ounces) should remain the focus of anyone working to improve their hydration. Baking soda helps improve the body’s ability to retain hydration by maintaining the body’s natural pH, improving the digestive system’s ability to absorb nutrients essential in the hydration process, and maintain proper blood flow to ensure those nutrients are able to be utilized by the cells, organs, and systems that rely on vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for proper functioning. The simple addition of 1⁄2 teaspoon of baking soda in just one or two of your 8-ounce daily glasses of water can help ensure adequate hydration throughout the day and night naturally.


Most people wait until they feel thirsty to rehydrate, but few realize that thirst is an indication that dehydration has already set in. When thirstiness occurs, the body’s cells, organs, and systems are already suffering from the depletion of essential water that helps the functions and processes that they are each responsible for. Drinking an 8-ounce glass of water each hour, and more when exercising, can help ensure adequate hydration throughout the day.


Suffering from the common cold or the seasonal flu can be devastating to the body, mind, and spirit. Between the muscle soreness and stiffness, aching head, lack of energy, and inability to focus, the symptoms of these common illnesses can really upset everyday life. With new strains of these illnesses popping up each year, vaccines and preventative medicines that were previously effective now fail to deliver on the promise of protection against these invasive infections and their uncomfortable symptoms. More serious cases of these illnesses can be particularly difficult to combat, and the longer they persist in patients, the greater their risk of succumbing to pneumonia and even death. And when it comes to the side effects of common medications prescribed for these illnesses, they can be even more detrimental than the original threat posed by the cold and flu— especially for pregnant women and their fetuses.

Doubting the effectiveness and safety of the typical preventative measures and treatment options commonly prescribed, many cold and flu sufferers have turned to all-natural methods of prevention and restorative health options. Of the many tried-and-true alternatives available, one of the most effective is baking soda.

With the ability to restore the body’s natural balance of pH, hormones, and blood health, baking soda is able to sweep through the body and cleanse the cells, organs, and systems of harmful bacteria and toxins. Baking soda also helps support the digestive system, liver, and kidneys in purging the unhealthy microbes that can extend the duration of illnesses. One teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1⁄2 cup of water can be consumed every 2 hours for internal assistance with combatting these illnesses. The same solution can be used in a neti pot to help purge mucus and microbes from the sinus cavities where sickness can linger and foster further infection.

More about the book & the author:

Baking Soda

New in the popular For Health series, a guide to the affordable, all-natural healing, wellness, and beauty benefits of baking soda, “Baking Soda for Health“.

Baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations, but its uses extend far beyond cookie recipes and as refrigerator deodorizers. With its adsorptive and alkaline properties, baking soda is the perfect natural remedy for numerous health and beauty needs.

Recent medical studies continue to reveal how baking soda contributes to good health by combatting chronic diseases, including cancer and kidney disease. It also provides all-natural relief for common ailments like the flu, coughs, sore throats, urinary tract infections, muscle pain and fatigue, stomach pain, and heartburn. Plus, baking soda can treat skin irritations, bug bites, and sunburn and naturally prevent body odor.

Similar to apple cider vinegar, baking soda is an affordable, all-natural, non-toxic cure-all for body and home. Its all-natural beauty uses are renowned and widely celebrated and can whiten teeth, brighten and exfoliate skin, reduce acne, cleanse hair, treat split ends, soften feet, remove stains from fingernails, and more.

Britt Brandon is a certified personal trainer; a certified fitness nutrition specialist; and the author of many books, including Apple Cider Vinegar for HealthCoconut Oil for HealthThe I Love My NutriBullet Recipe BookActivated Charcoal for Health, and The “I Love My Instant Pot” Vegan Recipe Book. As a competitive athlete, trainer, mom of three small children, and fitness and nutrition blogger on her own website (, she is well versed in the holistic approaches to keeping your body in top-performing condition. 

Excerpted from Baking Soda for Health by Britt Brandon Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.


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Fight the Flu This Season with All Natural Baking Soda Remedies