Host: Samir Kakodkar, MD – specialist in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Colitis): Northwestern Memorial Hospital
7900 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 19, Niles, IL 60714
For appointments: 847-318-9595
Contact: [email protected]
DISCLAIMER – THIS PODCAST IS NOT MEANT TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE. IT IS AN OPEN DISCUSSION TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THIS TOPIC.
The answer is we don’t know yet but there may be a mechanism to explain how it theoretically could be anti-inflammatory and possibly helpful for autoimmune disease. Today I spoke with Dr. Paul O’Connor who recently published some very interesting work on anti-inflammatory effects of baking soda — something that you probably have in your fridge right now. However, as a disclaimer, this is not an endorsement or recommendation to use baking soda for IBD as it has not been FDA approved and has not been studied in the form of a randomized controlled trial (which admittedly would be a lot easier to do than some of the other treatments discussed in other episode so I am optimistic that it will eventually be done).