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10-22-2012 02:12 PM
casey1999
Re: First Experience Crewing

I am still doing research on the baking soda supplement, but it sounds good to me and will also recommend to my aging parents whom have joint problems and often get colds- worth a try.

The thing that surprises me are the reports from some posters that report taking a total of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda a day could kill you. I find that a little hard to believe. I mean look at all the chemicals and additive we take in a day. Drinking a soda must make your body very acidic and yet we seemed to chemically balance it out. I would think if our bodies were so sensitive to acids and alkalies that we would be dropping off like flies. You think about it though the human body (or any living animal) is a pretty amazing thing to keep working after all that is put into it- a high tech chemical lab.

If you see my postd stopping if a few weeks it means I was overcome by baking soda...
10-21-2012 02:51 PM
SloopJonB
Re: First Experience Crewing

I've noticed that baking soda is rapidly becoming the latest craze as a cure-all. I was recently talking to a sort of survivalist type - he lived in a floating community of like minded steel boat owners. He was extolling the virtues of baking soda and an alkaline body as an anti-cancer agent. He also claimed to have four PhD's (by age 40).

I've done exactly zero research on the subject but any time I hear about a particular substance having magical curative and longevity powers my scatological radar goes into overdrive.

Usually I hear such stories from elderly married women.

George Burns, when he was in his late 90's and still performing, had a great line. He'd light up one of his trademark stogies and say;

"My doctors have been telling me for years that I have to quit smoking these things, but they're all dead now."

Moderation in all things, including moderation.
10-21-2012 01:46 PM
zeehag
Re: First Experience Crewing

pharmaceutical injectable bicarb in premeasured syringes of 50 ml used to be a standard in acls. is no longer a part of it. no one else would inject it.
10-21-2012 01:24 PM
tomperanteau
Re: First Experience Crewing

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some years ago during code blue situations, advanced life support included sodium bicarbonate injections to de-acidify system as and after the lungs acidified them---the alkalinity became a problem and folks died--of course, we dont know if they woulda lived at all--they were quite alkaline.

I have no idea how or why anyone would want to inject baking soda or anything else. That sound like a ridiculous idea. We take a quarter teaspoon a day in four to eight ounces of filtered water. We've been doing this for some time now, and the health benefits to us have been tremendous.
10-21-2012 10:18 AM
zeehag
Re: First Experience Crewing

some may find the signature offensive, but some people might agree with the words stated. but, then, is a political statement, and all politix and all politicians belong in same pot. but not all of the people actually say so. and even that can be considered offensive...
10-20-2012 11:09 PM
chef2sail
Re: First Experience Crewing

I don't like what's in his signature either but he has first amedment right, as you do to speak against it.

Dave
10-20-2012 03:35 PM
zeehag
Re: First Experience Crewing

some years ago during code blue situations, advanced life support included sodium bicarbonate injections to de-acidify system as and after the lungs acidified them---the alkalinity became a problem and folks died--of course, we dont know if they woulda lived at all--they were quite alkaline.
10-20-2012 02:22 PM
tomperanteau
Re: First Experience Crewing

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watched alkalinity kill too many folks to agree with the benefits of baking soda in system--as with potassium,there is a very narrow band of acid-alkali that body can tolerate. too much of either=death. have fun with this. i have seen this happen, as an er and as an icu rn. be careful, as trends are murder.

my first crew experience was age 7 on a gaff rigged sloop on hudson river. only crewed a few times since then---last time was gulf o fmexico, 11 months, before that, carib 1 month, before that, a few years sailing with a former friend from lost angeles to catalina, did help deliver a 43 kettenburg for a friend X4--san diego - ensenada, sd-lost angels, etc....now i get to seek crew....

your article was fun! thankyou for sharing.
I agree and you have to monitor your system for pH. We use pH strips and monitor saliva and urine every day to make sure that we are within range.

I used to catch colds at least once a year, and the flu every other year. I have not been sick in over 2.5 years now even though the kids have been.

I'd like to hear more about your experience with seeing people die from alkalinity.
10-20-2012 11:51 AM
zeehag
Re: First Experience Crewing

watched alkalinity kill too many folks to agree with the benefits of baking soda in system--as with potassium,there is a very narrow band of acid-alkali that body can tolerate. too much of either=death. have fun with this. i have seen this happen, as an er and as an icu rn. be careful, as trends are murder.

my first crew experience was age 7 on a gaff rigged sloop on hudson river. only crewed a few times since then---last time was gulf o fmexico, 11 months, before that, carib 1 month, before that, a few years sailing with a former friend from lost angeles to catalina, did help deliver a 43 kettenburg for a friend X4--san diego - ensenada, sd-lost angels, etc....now i get to seek crew....

your article was fun! thankyou for sharing.
10-20-2012 10:07 AM
caberg
Re: First Experience Crewing

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Tom,

Isn't worth the aggregation. I ignore him. He is an expert at all master of none. Isn't willing to buy a sailboat, but will make pronouncements on others. Just ignore him.
Huh?

Anyway, you would think that Mr. Peranteau would not so easily be offended, given that he invites controversy by signing off every post with a ludicrous statement that is liable to tick off at least half of the country. Very "charming."

Not important, though. I am off to work on my boat (yes, I do have a boat).
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