Why treat with alkalic mixtures?

Our intestines do the vast majority of the digestive process. Use of HCl without a buffering agent (bile) weakens the activity of the intestines, as the digestive juices in the stomach require an alkaline environment to fully work. In the stomach, acidic reactions prevail; in the duodenum it must be alkaline. The stomach attempts to give the body sodium to form the bases by increasing the breakdown of salt into sodium and chlorine.

NaCl + H2O + CO2 = HCl + NaHCO3 (sodium hydrogen carbonate)

The base NaHCO3 is more important for digestion and is given preferential treatment. As the HCl leaves the border cells in the stomach and enters the lumen, the base is taken by the blood to the intestines to aid in digestion. This leads to increased HCl in the stomach. If the alkaline reaction in the duodenum is insufficient, digestion of fats, carbs and proteins remains incomplete. Fermentation, autointoxication and constipation follow.


Alkalophilic organs include the liver, GB, pancreas, & Brunner’s glands in the small intestine. All contain large amounts of sodium hydrogen carbonate in order to produce their secretions properly.

Basic Powder/Tabs does not act as an ant-acid in the stomach when taken away from food. It acts in the duodenum and intestines to provide the bases to neutralize phosphoric, sulphuric and uric acid that have been produced for protein digestion.

Basic Powder/Tabs also does not provide minerals to the tissues. It acts only on the surfaces of the intestines if taken with hot water.

Use alkalic mixtures to:

  • Neutralize high tissue acidosis, the main reason for chronic disease
  • Improve digestion by stimulation of peristalsis without being purgative
  • Treat heartburn, gastritis, ulcers, liver/GBl disorders, flatulence, belching, constipation, all rheumatic diseases, including gout, renal & bladder disorders, eczema & ANS disturbance
  • Treat sympathicotonia –  a shift in acid/base balance towards hyperacidity also causes a shift of the balance of the ANS known as sympathicotonia, causing blood supply constriction and numerous clinical pictures.

Basic Powder/Tabs from BIOMED® International

Works best in hot/warm water; in cold water it tends to be absorbed in the stomach.

The alkaline reaction is needed in the duodenum. If acids here are not neutralized, they are

expelled into the connective tissue so the blood can maintain a normal ph level.

Do not take less than ½ hour before meals and at least 2 hours after.


Using an alkali mixture will shift the acidity very quickly. Broth and lemon and water can also be used but will take longer.

Dr. Rau’s Alkaline Broth

One cup of organic celery, green beans, zucchini and potatoes cut in small pieces. Boil for 3 minutes in 1 litre of water. Simmer for 20 –30 minutes. Never use meat broth or salt. Strain and throw away vegetables. Drink 1 –2 cups per day.  High in minerals, will correct a poor diet, eliminate acid and improve day and night rhythms.

Ox tail Soup:

1 package of ox tailbones (free range)

4 garlic cloves chopped

2 bay leaves

1/2 turnip diced

3 carrots sliced

3 stalks of celery chopped

1 diced onion

sea salt and pepper to taste or any combination of vegetables

chopped parsley

Simmer bones in 6-8 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar for about 8 hours, a crock pot works well. Cool in refrigerator, skim off fat. Take bones out of stock and remove meat, return meat to stock. Add vegetables, spices and warm to eating temperature.

This is a great soup for healing a leaky gut, reducing acidity and proving a natural source of minerals.