Lemon Juice & Baking Soda First Thing in the Morning

Man drinking baking soda and lemon juice

Did you know that drinking baking soda and lemon juice can be very healthy for you? Yes, it’s true: drinking something as simple as baking soda with lemon juice first thing in the morning can greatly benefit your health. Your body’s natural resources are supercharged with organic baking soda and lemon juice.

Our body has a “Carbonic Acid buffering System” that runs the Mitochondria, your “energy production system.” Buffers are needed in blood to maintain a pH of 7.35 to 7.45. However, many people past 40 can no longer manufacture bicarbonate from the kidneys and pancreas. 

Do you often wake up in the morning and still feel tired? Well, instead of relying on coffee and other temporary stimulants to help you get your day started, drink ½ teaspoon baking soda and the juice of ½ a lemon first thing on an empty stomach. This will help “recharge” your cells. Dr. Tennant teaches that disease is always associated with a loss of voltage. Charging the cells and increasing the voltage is extremely important to maintain optimal health.

It is recommendable for everyone over 40 to be taking baking soda in water to restore the natural carbonic acid buffering system in your body and make oxygen available to the cells.   Look for an organic baking soda with no aluminium, like ‘Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda’.

First thing in the morning please drink a large glass of water to which the juice of ½ lemon and ½ teaspoon of baking soda has been added. 

Baking Soda also will normalize the pH in your stomach and help increase the voltage of your cells.

Note: If you feel some discomfort, like a little pain in the kidney area, you will need to take only the lemon juice on its own and add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda two times a week only, but not every day.

Our bodies are “electric”; every cell is similar to a battery, as each cell has a negative and a positive charge. Almost all pain and diseases are due to “low cellular voltage”. Therefore, we can provide valuable support to our system by raising the voltage of the cells, which involves the mitochondria and the ATP (energy) production.

Acid Reflux and GERD Relieved with Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar

Because acid reflux typically results from having too little acid in your stomach, you can change this by mixing two tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into a glass of water. Adding ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to this mixture will help neutralize your internal fire. Be prepared, however: this mixture will foam – so wait for it to settle before you drink it.

Baking Soda Helps with Weight Control

When you combine the metabolising properties powers of green tea with baking soda, you increase your fat-burning potential while encouraging optimal pH levels in the body. This is necessary for balance. A pH factor that is not optimal will cause excess acid to be stored in fat cells. An acidic person can’t burn fat well because doing so would release the acid stored in body fat, throwing the blood pH out of whack. You may also feel fatigued and ill if your pH is not balanced. Additionally, regulating your pH is important if you have cancer, since cancer cells tend to thrive in an acidic environment. That’s why green tea is highly recommended.

Choose organic green tea and add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to an 8-ounce (250ml) cup before drinking. Enjoy daily.


The Budwig Center recommends you start your day with baking soda and lemon juice and have baking soda with green tea throughout the day. Raising the cellular voltage and balancing the body’s pH level are essential keys to improving general health and restoring energy.

To learn how the Budwig protocol can help you and your loved ones contact us today. Or view our Programs.  


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