Jump to content

Follow Us:  Twitter Facebook RSS Feed            




   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Ads by Google:
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

Burping Test


  • Please log in to reply

5 replies to this topic

#1 Bob4962

 
Bob4962

    New Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • Pip
  • 12 posts
 

Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Hi All,

Nice to see an early spring here, it is 23c and beautiful I think we will pay for it next week. Has anyone heard of any type of a burping test you can do with baking soda. Or is this just a bunch of hokey ??? Apparently if you burp as soon as you drink it is suppose to indicate something ????

Thanks for any input and have a great day.
Bob
  • 0
Take Care and have a GREAT Day,
Bob

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 kwylee

 
kwylee

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 303 posts
 

Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

I'm not a chemist but I have tried this, supposed to be a measure of your stomach acid level. On an empty stomach drink a solution of 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate (plain old baking soda - like Arm & Hammer) in an 8-ounce glass of water. After you drink you measure to see how much time elapses before you burp. Burping within one to two minutes is supposed to indicate normal levels of stomach acid, but if you go 5 minutes without burping, your stomach acid is low.

I think naturopath's use this as an indicator, since a lot of folks with stomach problems such as GERD, acid reflux, etc., are diagnosed with excess acid by the doctor and put on med for that, when actually it could be a problem of NOT enough acid in the stomach.

I did try this and I burped within 15 seconds. Now you know what I know.
  • 0
K Wylee

Gluten Intolerant, Positive test, June 2010
Casein sensitivity, Positive test, June 2010
Reactive to soy, most processed foods & preservatives, June 2010

#3 TeknoLen

 
TeknoLen

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts
 

Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

I tried that test a few months ago, same recipe of 1/4 tsp baking soda and 8 oz water. No belch for me. I tried a second dose after about 5 minutes in and still no belch. I take an occasional tsp of apple cider vinegar with protein-heavy meals now, to augment my body's own stomach acid. I have noticed a little occasional heartburn lately after a meal with the ACV dose, which I think indicates too much acid so I have started to back down to 1/2 tsp ACV. Hopefully my stomach and I will find the right balance eventually.
  • 0
  • self-dx gluten-sensitive 2007 but did not take it seriously
  • dx autoimmune Graves hyperthyroidism 9-7-11
  • second opinion doctor confirmed autoimmune hyperthyroid dx, suggested possible autoimmune thyroid-gluten sensitivity connection
  • medication-induced hyperthyroid remission 11-4-11
  • lab test dx gluten, casein, ovalbumin, and soy sensitive 12-15-11
  • taking diet seriously now, strict GFCFSF diet...

#4 Lori2

 
Lori2

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 225 posts
 

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

So, if 1/2 teaspoon of soda in 8 oz of water does not produce any burps in 10 minutes, is it safe to assume that I possibly/probably have low stomach acid?
  • 0

#5 Jestgar

 
Jestgar

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,755 posts
 

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

While this test is suggested all over the web, I was unable to find any source that says it's credible. Please don't self-medicate based on something you see on the internet.
  • 0
"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"
- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Leap, and the net will appear.

#6 kwylee

 
kwylee

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 303 posts
 

Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

While this test is suggested all over the web, I was unable to find any source that says it's credible. Please don't self-medicate based on something you see on the internet.

I agree that you have to be careful not to diagnose yourself merely based on what you read on the internet. Doing so, it's relatively easy to think you're dying from cholera or some horrifying disfiguring disease.

But plain baking soda in water is nothing more than "bi-carb", which has been used for ages for upset stomach. In fact, since alka seltzer contains aspirin, bi-carb is probably a better and more natural alternative and it seems to work just fine for that purpose for many. Of course, natural or not, you don't want to overdo any type of remedy, so you have to listen to your own body.
  • 0
K Wylee

Gluten Intolerant, Positive test, June 2010
Casein sensitivity, Positive test, June 2010
Reactive to soy, most processed foods & preservatives, June 2010




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: