E-Class 27 – No. 9 Nat Phos Part 1 – Attracts Fluids
Sodium Phosphate is often referred to as the acid balancer of the cells. This week we look at how it does this, and its ability to attract fluids to the cells.
As a reminder, the other name for Sodium is Natrium, and Natrum so you will see this mineral called Sodium Phosphate, Natrium Phosphate and Nat Phos for short.
This week we look at
- Acid and alkaline balance in the body
- Signs and Symptoms
- Treatment Protocols
Your references for this week are The Clinical Science of Biochemic Medicine Part 3
- What Schuessler says p63
- Sodium Phosphate p64 – 66
- Signs and Symptoms p66
- Indications p67
- Facial Diagnosis book p41
Role of Sodium Phosphate in the body
There are both acids and alkalis in the body. Sodium Phosphate works with acid to form new compounds. Hence it has been termed the acid balancer. There needs to be a proper balance of Calcium phosphate molecules to work with albumen to distribute it into bone and other tissues. If there is a deficiency of Sodium phosphate, the Calcium is being used to reduce the acidity rather than being able to perform its important tasks.
Where it is found
Sodium Phosphate is found in
- Blood corpuscles,
- Muscle nerve and brain cells
- All cellular fluids.
There is a lot of talk today about acid and alkaline food, acid forming foods and alkaline foods to help correct the acid balance in the body.
When you eat too many acid containing or acid forming foods your body uses Nat Phos to reduce the acidity and maintain the correct acid ph in the blood. If you don’t eat enough foods containing this mineral, then an imbalance occurs.
Causes of acidity
- A deficiency of Sodium
- Fermentation of food in the stomach. Foods that are denatured or hihgly processsed, and contain lots of additives are more likely to cause fermentation.
Symptoms associated with excess acidity
- gnawing sensation in the stomach. This is often mistaken for hunger.
- Craving for sweet foods, sweet drinks, cordials, sodas or alcohol
- baked goods, pastries, foods made from refine flours, sandwiches, hamburgers
- Everything “healthy” is declined –
- This imbalance often shows up as sudden mood swings and being easily angered, or easy loss of temper.
Long terms signs of excess acidity
When there is a deficiency of Sodium phosphate, food often remains in the digestive tract for a long period of time due to the excessive acid. This can lead to
- Rheumatic disorders,
- Acidic perspiration that smells sour and irritates the skin causing red rashes in the creases of the body and yellowing and degrading of the fabric of clothes, especially under arms
- If the condition continues it leads to digestive, renal and urinary tract problems
- Impaired vision, spots before the eyes, and radically changing eyesight also indicate hyperacidity
- Fermentation in the gut creates substances that create an ideal environment for parasites in the intestines, particularly roundworms. Sodium phosphate neutralises acid and eliminates the breeding ground for parasites.
Itching nose and rectum (especially in children) may well be signs of worms.
Roundworms are well treated using Nat Phos.
2 tablets of Nat phos 6 times per day for a period of 4 days or until signs of worms have gone.
Observe stools for a few days after taking Nat phos as there may be signs of parasites in the stool as they leave the body because the environment is less attractive for them.
Reducing sugar intake at the same time can be beneficial.
Other members of the family may benefit from treatment to prevent reinfection. In some cases repeating at the next cycle of the parasite at 21 days may be beneficial. This is particularly so with children with fingers wandering to itch.
Dr Schuessler’s research notes point out that Sodium Phosphate is extremely important for the lymphatic system.
Children who are given food with lots of sugar and milk products may develop a deficiency of Nat Phos causing excess lactic acid in the lymphatic glands. Protein in the lymph coagulates and the glands may become swollen causing blockages of the elimination process via the lymph.
Lymphadenosis can be successfully treated with Sodium Phosphate.
URic acid collects in the joints when there isnt enough Sodium Phosphate. Silica and Sodium phosphate are needed to break down uric acid deposits.
An example of treatment may be
2 x Nat Phos before meals,
2 x Silica after meals.
When Uric acid binds to calcium or magnesium it can lead to the formation of gallstones or kidney stones or deposits in joints tissues or organs.
Protein and Fat digestion
The body needs Nat Phos to digest protein and fats. When Nat Phos is deficient, acids cant break down and can lead to obesity.
One of the ways that the body tries to excrete this undigested fat is through the skin. Before someone shows signs of obesity or adiposis, you may see a fatty shine on their forehead and nose. People who wear glasses may need to wipe their glasses frequently to remove the fatty substance and see clearly again.
Signs and symptoms
- Weakness and exhaustion
However. These symptoms are associated with a number of other minerals, so correct diagnosis is important. If the alkaline balance is healthy, there are few signs of suppurations and inflammation.
- Secretions that have a sour smell, are “creamy” and honey coloured indicate a need for Nat Phos.
Moderate or reduce acid producing foods in the diet, especially
In acute cases this will make a significant difference, and in chronic cases, stopping acid forming foods for a considerable time may be necessary.
Recognising Facial signs for Nat Phos
Read through the manual for the signs and symptoms.
Redness in the face.
The face looks red which can be inflamed, or fatty redness.
The middle part of the face is red. It can have a butterfly shape to the redness across the nose and over the cheeks.
Cheeks can hang
Shine that can be wiped away
Often you will see a shine on the upper eyelid, and when you wipe the eyelid, it can be wiped away. (Unlike Nat Chlor which cannot be wiped away)
Wearers of glasses find that they may be continually be wiping their glasses because they are greasy.
Creamy or yellowish secretions
Pimples may have a creamy secretion, or creamy head.
Other secretions are creamy or yellowish.
Line marks on the top lip
The tip lip can have lines directing down towards the mouth and lip line.
- gallbladder, bladder, and kidney, infections.
- Gallbladder stones, bladder stones and kidney stones.
- Problems with too much fat consumption
- Heart burn – this can be a helpful factor in determining that they need Nat Phos
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No. 9 Nat Phos
calculi – an abnormal concretion in the body, usually formed of mineral salts and most commonly found in the gallbladder, kidney, or urinary bladder. Also called stone
eructation – the oral ejection of gas or air from the stomach; belching
gastroenteritis – inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines
hyperacidity – abnormally high degree of acidity, as in gastric juices
lactic acid – produced in the body during the anaerobic metabolism of glucose, as in muscle tissue during exercise, where its buildup can cause cramping pains
oedema – an accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas
pyrosis – heartburn; an uneasy burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid
suppurations – the formation or discharge of pus