“There are good reasons many believe that there is nothing in mainstream medicine that addresses de-acidification, detoxification, fixing nutritional deficiencies, modulating and boosting the immune system, and increasing full body circulation. Medical science has failed in its attempts at curing degenerative, metabolic, or autoimmune diseases. Without removing toxins and acids from all organs, cells and tissues, and without providing the essential nutritional building blocks like magnesium, the body will not be able to heal completely.” Dr. Mark Sircus
A little perspective: It has been estimated that people in the Paleolithic (prehistoric) era consumed about 11,000 mg of potassium daily. Today’s RDA daily value for an adult is 4,500 mg – lees than half of what our genetics dictate. In the Paleolithic era sodium consumption was estimated at about 700 mg daily. Today’s average is 3,271 mg with an RDA of 1,500 mg. The dominance of sodium over potassium in the U.S. diet adversely affects cardiovascular function and contributes to cancer, degenerative disease, hypertension and stroke: the Paleolithic diet inverts this ratio.
Please read before continuing – Magnesium Bicarbonate – The Ultimate Mitochondrial Cocktail
After 24 years of clinical observation and personal use, I like using Potassium Bicarbonate instead of Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) that Dr. Sircuss and others, but not all, recommend, for alkalizing the body and as an adjunct to any anti-cancer protocol. Bicarbonate from either sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate, when combined with Magnesium Chloride, provides both Magnesium and Potassium Bicarbonate.
Here are two inexpensive resources for: Potassium Bicarbonate and Magnesium Chloride (magnesium oil)
My personal daily protocol:
1/4 tsp of potassium bicarbonate, 1/4 tsp of sodium bicarbonate and 1/4 tsp of mag oil two times per day. NOTE: Too much magnesium, too quickly will cause cramping and diarrhea. This is an incredible cocktail to increase alkalinity (cancer fighter and degenerative disease fighter – as well as energy produce).
Another resource on the subject and a additional protocol – http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/salivaphtest.htm
Disclaimer: This is for educational purposes only. Please do not undertake this protocol w/o first discussing it with a qualified practitioner.
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Hello Dr. Ettinger,
Thank you for writing this article. Your information and experience are very valuable. I have a question related to your daily protocol of 1/4 tsp of potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and magnesium chloride. Do you add all of that to a glass of water and mix it and drink it twice daily? I notice that when I add sodium bicarbonate to magnesium chloride “oil” that it reacts and bubbles creating magnesium bicarbonate is my assumption. If I add all three ingredients together in a glass of filtered water (or mineral water, or magbicarb water) should I wait for a while for the magnesium chloride and the sodium bicarbonate/ potassium bicarbonate to react with each other before drinking it? Also, would it be just as good to simply use the potassium bicarbonate and the magnesium chloride together for the daily cocktail and leave the sodium bicarbonate out of it altogether, or is it important to have the sodium bicarbonate as well? I’m simply trying to figure out a good daily routine to boost my consumption of these minerals. Thank you for any feedback.
Boyd, don’t quote me but I think the bubbles are CO2 being generated not MgCHO3. What I do is 1/2 tsp KCHO3 in the morning, Mg orotate in the PM and 1/2 tsp NaCHO3 with 1/2 tsp KCHO3 before bed. Baja Gold Sea Salt for my other trace minerals.
Thanks for your response! That’s good to know. I’ll do some more experimenting and see what works best.
Hypothetically speaking if someone is suffering from Edema in the lower legs due to possible kidney problems would the Potassium Carbonate/Magnesium Protocol still be recommended?
I will sometimes take Baking Soda at night to reduce my body’s acidity. It seems to help the Edema. The Edema is mostly gone by morning and then once I get up and move around the Edema will return.
The only issue may be potassium. As long as kidney function is okay on a routine blood chemistry and there is no protein in your urine, via a routine urinalysis, then potassium supplementation should be okay and most likely will help.