Has anybody tried drinking baking soda/bicarbonate of soda to help with GERD and bacteria issues? I have struggled with excessive burping/reflux for a while and having this on an empty stomach for the last few days seems to have helped a lot. I just wondered if any of you guys had tried it? The search feature doesn’t reveal many mentions apart from using it externally.
Don’t have any experience with this, but I will note that heartburn-type issues are very often due to low stomach acid ironically (which causes the sphincter at the top of the stomach to not close properly so the still-somewhat-acidic juices leak out). Things like PPIs and baking soda will lower the acidity of the stomach, but then you are likely at risk for all of the problems associated with low stomach acid – like vit B12 deficiencies, etc. So I would be careful.