Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- ACV Combinations
- ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, Coconut Oil, Coffee
- ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, Grapefruit Juice
- ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, Turmeric, Limes
- ACV, Coconut Oil, Blackstrap Molasses
- ACV, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Coconut Oil
- ACV, Turmeric, Oil Pulling
- Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Borax
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Medication
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Supplements
- Apple Cider Vinegar Combinations
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, H2O2
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Barley Leaf
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, H2O2
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Vitamin C, Baking Soda, H2O2
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Iodine
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Medicinal Mushrooms
- Bentonite Clay, Colloidal Silver
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Sea Salt, Epsom Salts
- Borax, Lemon Water
- Borax, Sodium Thiosulfate
- Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Oregano Oil
- Cayenne, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Chlorella, Urine Therapy
- Coq10 and H2O2
- DMSO, Iodine, H2O2
- DMSO, Vitamin D
- EDTA, Borax, H2O2
- EDTA, Tannic Acid, H2O2, Sea Salt, Borax
- Everyday Remedies for Optimal Health
- Fulvic Acid Combination
- Fulvic Acid, H2O2, Baking Soda
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Juice and Meds
- H2O2 Therapy, Lime-Sodium Bicarbonate
- H2O2, Juices
- Home Remedy and Supplement Combinations
- Home Remedy Combinations
- Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV, Coconut Oil
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Multivitamins, Green Supplement
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Serrapeptase
- Iodine, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Iodine, Sodium Thiosulfate, Borax
- Medication and Supplements
- Medications and Remedies
- Milk Thistle, Chanca Piedra
- MSM, Yerba Santa
- Multiple Combinations
- Oregano Oil, Three/ Fivelac
- Probiotics, Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Remedy Combinations and Medications
- Resveratrol, Methylene Blue
- Sodium and Potassium Citrate, Sodium and Potassium Carbonate
- Sodium Thiosulfate
- Ted's List
- Time Frames
- Turmeric and Bromelain
- When You Have Serious Ailments
We love a number of natural supplements and remedies on their own, but sometimes pairing or otherwise combining certain natural ingredients can be even more beneficial to your health than a single remedy on its own. Often, chemical components in some remedies are activated by components in other foods or supplements. Likewise, an alkaline or acid environment may help absorption of other remedies.
The addition of black pepper to remedies using turmeric is a consistent and scientifically proven remedy combination. Earth Clinic's number one remedy, apple cider vinegar, is also frequently combined with baking soda, cayenne, blackstrap molasses, and other home remedies to provide an even more effective natural cure for what ails you!
07/09/2013: Trudyg from Xxx, Yyy: "I've been taking Apple Cider Vinegar daily for quite some time. I also take baking soda to alkalize and I take a 'fingertip' of borax. Then I read to take molasses for my insomnia--it also should help with my arthritis and migraines. So, my question is, can I combine all this into one mixture so I'm not drinking so much fluid? I can drink 1/2 cup of water and I pee within 5 minutes. I pee a lot, and often. the Apple Cider Vinegar helps to slow that down, but I can't be leaving my desk that often and have insomnia anyway so I don't want to be up at night. If they can be combined it would help, but I know that some things should be taken apart from each other. Thanks."Replies
07/09/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "I was reading last night that a pinch of nutmeg stops urine for a time.... From latests posts on EC."
07/09/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Trudyg, to me it seems like all that IS compatible in one drink."
ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, Coconut Oil, Coffee
01/13/2012: G from Nyc, Ny: "I drink 2 cups of coffee every morninig. The first cup I add coconut oil. The second cup I add blackstrap molasses. Can I add ACV to either of these? If so, which one would it be more beneficial to add it to. Thanks in advance."Replies
01/14/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi - I only have one cup of coffee, so I add the unsulphered blackstrapped molasses and the organic virgin coconut oil to it together. They are very complimentary tastes.
As for the ACV in coffee....
It sounds like something that would work.
I just add my (1oz) Apple Cider Vinegar and (1/2 teaspoon) of baking soda together and (when done fizzing! ) add them to an 8-10 ounce glass of water. I actually like the taste now.... (it is an AQUIRED taste, to be certain! ) I find it quite soothing to my insides as I feel it going down my gullet. ;-)
I just don't like the thought of the ACV with coffee, it sounds maybe a little too acidic.... But that is just my tastebuds talking. ;-)
ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, Grapefruit Juice
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/11/2013: Wendy from New Jersey: "I've been taking molasses and ACV w/ 1 cup of grapefruit juice in the morning, then ACV and grapefruit juice before I eat a meal.
The nodes on my hands have nearly disappeared but now I have pain I my hips and my knees. It seems to be more from a swelling that appears behind my kneecaps and not in the joints. I'm unsure of the hip pain. I've never had pain in these places before and now I'm worried I harmed myself with drinking these combinations. Can anybody help me with suggestions?"Replies
12/12/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Wendy: Grapefruit is notorious for antagonizing detoxification pathways in the body, and is thus contraindicated during the use of many kinds of pharm meds. The joint issues are many times a result of some type infection or pathogen. The supplementation of Borax was found to eliminate the painful joints of those infected. Glucosamine & Chondroitin help rebuild the joints."
ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, Turmeric, Limes
07/21/2011: Crissy from Houston, Texas, Usa: "Hello I am going to experiment on making a tasty drink my entire family will enjoy and it would be benificial. I want to use distilled water fresh squeezed limes, ACV, BSM and possibly tumeric. Any ideas. Can you mix the BSM and ACV? I'm planning a using 1 gal distilled? I would appreciate all ideas and comments. Thanks
ACV, Coconut Oil, Blackstrap Molasses
[YEA] 02/04/2010: Sue M. from Worden, Il Usa: "This is just to let everyone know what I have found out using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and blackstrap molasses to my health routine. I started out with VCO first and used wayy too much. Start small....about 1/2 tsp or so and then increase over time. It detoxed my body too quickly and I felt terrible for over a month. After reading this website, I tried melting my VCO first and adding it with food...worked great!! I'm up to 2tbs. a day and it's fantastic. More energy, skin feels great and stomach doesn't get upset with anything I eat. When I found this website, I started using ACV....found out to start small with that, too. I started with 2tbs. twice a day and should of started with 2 to 3x tsps. a day.Kinda felt bad with that, too at first, so I cut back. Then I read about the blackstrap molasses and tried too much of that, too. Just doing 1 tbs. with 2tbs. of ACV and 1/8tsp. of baking soda at night does wonders for my skin and keeping me regular. When I did the VCO, my skin had alot breakouts, but I perserved and realized that it was detoxing the way it was suppose to. The ACV is great for removing moles....just like everybody said. My best recommendation is to start small and then increase. I love this website.....thank you!!!"
ACV, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Coconut Oil
06/22/2009: Harmony74 from Oceanport , NJ: "I was wondering, can I take grapefruit seed extract and apple cider vinegar together, well not at the exact same time but together in one day ? I am taking 15 drops of GSE 4 times a day (I have athlets foot and allergies) and 2tbs ACV in a liter of water a day(am going to reduce to 2 tsp in 16 oz of water in about a week), and I am also taking 3 tbs of coconut oil a day. Is all this together (taken throughout different times of the day) ok ? I concerned about on cancelling out the other, among other things, Im new at this Thanks!"Replies
01/11/2012: Gary from Zephyrhills, Florida replies: "For your feet, Just use a cup of Clorox, Bleach in a pan of warm water, and soak them for about 10 or 15 minutes a couple times during the week and your Athletes Feet will be gone!! Buy new shoes and always wear white socks, and your problems will be gone. Bleach will kill the fungus."
03/24/2012: Ruby from Reading, Pa U.s.a. replies: "You can use tea tree oil on feet for athletics foot also- if you don't like the bleach idea... Vinegar may also work I know for cleaning it cleans as well as bleach without being a poison... For that you would have to check with someone else..."
06/20/2012: Suzanne from Abbotsford, Bc replies: "Soaking in hydrogen peroxide and water would accomplish the same thing and be MUCH safer than bleach! Bleach is very dangerous and should never touch your skin, because that is similar to drinking it."
[YEA] 10/24/2012: Sharon from Victoria, Bc replies: "I use grapefruit seed extract as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral and find it very effective. I use it internally and externally for myself, my dogs, and my horses. Excellant product."
12/08/2012: Sunny from Los Angeles, California replies: "Mix 3 cups of white vinegar with a buckle of hot water, add a drop of soap. Then soap for 20-30 mins for 3-5 days. Rinse it. It will cure the atheles feet. It is also good for the skin. Soaping feet before bed is a Chinese anient method for all health purpose. Use a spray bottle for the vinegar water to spray inside the shoes."
ACV, Turmeric, Oil Pulling
02/13/2010: Jeanie from Burlington, Nc: "I have read so many great things about apple cider vinegar, turmeric and oil pulling on this site that I just have to try why not what do I have to lose?! But, I have a few questions that I can't seem to find an answer to on this site and I am hoping someone can enlighten me on this subject. Can you take a combination of the three remedies? Would you even want to do that or is it redundant? Do you take these remedies as a lifetime maintenance program or use them as needed? Thank you in advance for your help."Replies
09/10/2011: Nicola from Glasgow, Uk replies: "Hi Jeanie, are you meaning when you say if you can take a combination of the remedies if you can take them at the same time? If you are I would not do oil pulling with ACV because the ACV is meant to be bad for your teeth because of the high acid level in it. There are some members who have posted effects that it has made their gums recede. So I would personally not combine an oil and ACV to swish around the teeth for oil pulling. I would only drink ACV in water through a straw, so contact with teeth is minimum."
Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
10/31/2011: Nublue26 from Chantilly, Va, Usa: "Can you take aloe vera and coconut oil at the same time? I don't mean literally together but as a part of the same regimen or should they be separate? I would like to take the aloe for my blood pressure and use the coconut oil to control my weight."Replies
06/07/2012: Emily from Alameda, Ca replies: "Nublue26, the coconut oil should be able to help with your blood pressure as well as weight :]"
[YEA] 08/05/2012: Susan from Sarnia, Ontario Canada replies: "Take them separately, as they compete with one another for absorption. My nutritionist told me to take them at least an hour apart. I do use them both for their respective benefits, first the coconut oil in my morning coffee and then the aloe vera gel about an hour later. Hope this helps."
Apple Cider Vinegar
09/08/2009: Jaques from Brighton, England: "its recommended to take your ACV on an empty stomach, so could anyone tell me why then do many people who take it on their meals, i.e. on the salad, have no adverse affects? Does this suggest that drinking it with the bicarb and water and then eating a meal would be ok - this is confusing me a bit.
I have been on acv for GERD which helps for a year but i notice it hasnt brought down my high BP which i am considering taking h202 for, but again, it is on empty stomach - does anyone know if you can mix the two?"
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Borax
[SIDE EFFECTS] 03/18/2010: Celia from Dale, Oregon, Usa: "Borax, Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Please help me. Yesterday I suddenly vomited twice, which is rare for me as I have a stomach of steel. Here is what I am doing, am generally healthy but could lose 50 pounds to be the weight I was in high school long ago. I have 1/8 tsp. of baking soda in a 12 oz glass of water 2 times a day. I have a 1/2 gallon jug of water I put 1/8 tsp. of borax in and I drink from the jug all day long. I also put 1/2 lemon in a 12 oz. glass of hot water with 2 TB ACV and chug the glass down as I do not like the taste. Did I upset my stomach from the ACV drinking too fast, or did I have a reaction to the borax, or is there a vomit side effect from all 3 items? I have been doing this for 3 weeks with no effects. Today nothing as I am afraid to do anything. Help would be greatly appreciated as it sounds like this should be helpful to any body. Thank you, Celia"Replies
06/07/2011: Margaret In Knoxville Tn from Knoxville, Tn replies: "I sure hope someone replied to you before this. It sounds like you made a classic volcano in your stomach! Have you ever seen what vinegar and baking soda do when combined? You can clean a clogged drain with the combo because it virtually "erupts". You can certainly take both the ACV and the baking soda - just not too closely in time."
06/27/2011: Amy from Overland Park, Ks replies: "Ted always says to combine the ACV and baking soda and wait till the fizzing stops. Then add your water."
09/18/2011: Ds from Us, Usa replies: "You use lemon and 2 T ACV? That seems like a lot of acid to me. Always thought the idea was to use either/or of the two of those. That is, not together. I couldn't even use the ACV without adding 1/4 to 1/2 tsp baking soda to it. If you were doing this all along and only now feel sick from it, maybe you'd been needing the acid and then it eventually balanced out to the point that it's now too much? I dunno, but lemons invariably make me feel ill. Or maybe it had to do with what time you had it, or how close to food.
I love the ACV/soda combination. After it's done fizzing, I add a shot of cranberry juice and then mineral water about 3/4's to the top of 16 oz glass. Tastes yummy :)
Oh, also, they say to shake the ACV bottle before using. And another thought, maybe the ACV had gone bad? It can grow mold after a while. That happened to me, I now keep it in the frig."
Apple Cider Vinegar and Medication
09/20/2012: Sunny from Sarasota, Florida: "Some years ago I read a book written by a Vermont Dr. Jarvis. I followed the instructions to drink a mixture of apple cider, and water with my meals to help lose weight. I was very happy with the success I had.
But I have gained weight again in the past few years, and would like to try this diet again. However.. due to a heart problem, I have had surgery to place a stent in my heart, and must take Plavix (blood thinner) as well as 1 aspirin per day.
What I would like to know is if including the ACV back into my diet be safe along with the plavix, and asprin?
Thank You. With much appreciation, Sunny"Replies
12/05/2012: Howler from Cape Town, South Africa replies: "Hi Sunny, I had the same procedure done in August 2012. If I knew then what I know now, I would have refused the stent. I use ACV (2 Tbsps 2X or 3X per day in an 8 oz. Glass of water (filtered) before my meals. I have replaced the Plavix and the Aspirin with Garlic, Cinnamon, Onions & Cayenne Pepper. I stopped using the hospital's medication 3 weeks after the stent procedure and started following Dr. Linus Pauling's regiment of Vitamin C & Lysine. (Cannot find Proline here in Cape Town). Status of my arteries moved from 50% open to 75% open at my follow-up in October 2012."
[WARNING!] 01/23/2012: Emm from My City, Usa : "After trusting advice for an upset stomach I headed to take a couple TBSP of ACV to rid my upset stomach. I take some expensive highly regulated medications as well. I was NOT informed this should be taken about an hour prior to or longer after taking my prescriptions. I was, however assured, it should be fine to take with meds. In about fifteen to about twenty minutes later experienced horrible swelling of my stomach then explosive vomiting. The vinegar reacted badly to my prescribed meds! Now, I had to wait twelve hours before taking my next dose and that dose I just took was gone! DO TAKE EXTREME CARE IF TAKING MEDS AND ACV CLOSELY TOGETHER! You may suffer. ACV does work when taken properly and not close to ingesting prescription meds."Replies
07/24/2012: Wendy from Columbus, Oh/usa replies: "I googled "Apple Cider Vinegar" prescription drug interactions and found this link with some helpful info (after clicking on the link below, click on the Interactions tab) :
Apple Cider Vinegar and Supplements
01/17/2012: Jeri from Bradenton, Florida: "Is it good to be taking organic apple cider vinegar while taking vitamin supplements?"
09/04/2009: Linda from Indianapolis, In, United States: "ACV's impact on other supplements question
Will ACV interfere with or negate the benefits of taking other supplements such as fish oil, vitamin E, Rhodiola, DHEA, flaxseed, etc? Should I take the supplements a few hours before or after ingesting ACV?"
02/18/2012: Lisa from Greenfield, Ma replies: "I am not a doctor. Most products state that if you are worried about interactions wait 2 hours between taking products."
Apple Cider Vinegar Combinations
02/06/2012: Tourmama from Everywhere, All Over, The Place: "Hello, First of all, thank you for this website. It has consumed many hours of many days in the past 2 weeks, informing me of some healthier options for my ailments. With that said, I'm afraid I may have overdone it.
I suffer from severe psoriasis, severe acid reflux, occasional breakouts, acid or sour stomach most of the time, regular bouts of constipation, and night sweats. I got so excited after reading all of the possible healthy benefits of the three products mentioned above (coconut oil, hemp seed oil, apple cider vinegar), that I am now taking all three.
The first product I purchased, was the hemp oil. I have been taking 2 TBSP per day, straight off the spoon, in the morning on an empty stomach. This combined with some Hemp Seed Body Butter and organic avocado oil, seemed to have been helping a bit. Then I found some EVCO. I decided to start off slow with this, as I was already taking the hemp oil internally. I take one teaspoon in the morning and one at night, right off the spoon, or in my morning coffee or smoothie. This is where the stomach discomfort started, and almost immediately, my acid reflux started acting up BAD.
Onto Ted's recipe for apple cider vinegar. As per his warning, and everyone else's, I started off slow, with 250 ml of cold water, 2 TBSP of ACV (with the "mother"), and 1/4 tsp of baking soda. I took this for the first time yesterday evening, on an empty stomach. I felt relief from the acid reflux, and my stomach bloating immediately went down. I decided to take another dose before bed (since it is suggested 3 times per day, and I hadn't started until the evening, before dinner). It filled me up like a balloon. It felt like there was some sort of war going on inside my stomach. It subsided after about 30 minutes.
This morning, I woke up and took the ACV recipe first thing in the morning. Instant burning of what felt like the lining of my stomach. It's almost as if I could feel the acid churning around in there. I waited for it to pass, but it didn't. It subsided, mildly. I definitely lost any feeling of hunger, so I really understand how this is a good weight loss trick. I then moved onto my tsp of EVCO in my morning coffee. Still, the burning of the lining of my stomach. I had my morning smoothie (babana, hemp seeds, rolled oats, oat milk, Icelandic yogurt) and started getting bad stomach pains. I waited a bit, then followed with my 2 TBSP hemp oil. As of now, I'm still nauseous, have zero appetite, and feel like my stomach is on fire, with some acid sneaking up my esophagus.
So here's the good news... Psoriasis seems to be fading. I still have a couple of white spots, and it varies throughout the day depending on the temperature I'm in from red, to very faint pink, but it is a huge improvement. My face has cleared up significantly, and it's that fun mid-cycle time when I usually start to breakout. I noticed a couple coming in last night, popped some hemp oil on them, and today, they are signnificantly reduced.
The bad news is, my stomach feels like it has some sort of fire war happening inside of it Granted, everything seems a bit looser, which is nice, becasue I also suffer from extreme bouts of constipation, but the fire, or burning sensation is not pleasant.
So my question is, after all of this info, am I overdoing it? Did I get too excited about the promise of all of these miracle cures and mix them too much? Or is this the war going on inside my body, that is killing all the bad stuff? Could I be "too acidic"?"Replies
02/06/2012: Gertrude from Brooklyn, New York replies: "I'm sorry to hear about your sour stomach. I also have acid reflux. You should defintely cut coffee out of your diet (I had to do it too, I know how hard it is) but coffee is straight acid."
02/06/2012: Tourmama from Everywhere, All Over, The Place replies: "Hi Gertrude, I know I should cut coffee out, but it's a necessary evil in my line of work. During my off time, I try to limit my intake of it, but on the road, I would be a mess without it. Which I why I was so excited about the ACV remedy. Anything to reduce the harm all of the antacids have caused over the years. Since posting earlier today, I have been sipping the ACV remedy rather than "shooting" it. It is definitely, not a pleasant taste, so I was trying to get it down as quick as possible. Now, I have been nursing my second dose of it, and the pain has subsided.
However... Now it seems my psoriasis is flaring up. Does anyone know if the ACV could be cancelling out the good of the hemp oil and EVCO? Or does anyone have any suggestions on a healthy balance and prefered times of the day/evening? I'm leaving in less than 2 days for a one month tour (different city/country everyday, on my feet for 16 hour a day, no days off, lots of stress, eat what you're served kind of thing). Any advice would be extremely helpful. I don't want to pack things that are harming me and definitely cannot afford to get sick in any way while on the road."
02/06/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Tourmama, As you will be away and won't want any possible detox reactions maybe lower all your doses. I think 2 Tbs of ACV is not a low starting dose and would start with only 1 teaspoon in water and maybe do it twice a day. It may be worth having the EVCO with your meals although that may not be practical whilst traveling. Have a good trip."
02/07/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Tourmama, Liver /Gallbladder problems are quite often the cause of chronic psoriasis. All the tummy trouble and constipation also indicates the L/G as bile is the bodies natural acid reducer and laxative (your passage is severely slowed). I suffered the same symptoms as you for many yrs until a chiropractor diagnosed me using reflexology; so I finally cleaned my gb and started Milk Thistle Seed, Dandelion, Artichoke and other good liver herbs. Drink two cups of strong Dandelion Tea (a few hrs apart) and you should have immediate results on the top and bottom end; if so, then the aforementioned is correct for you."
02/15/2012: Tourmama from Everywhere, All Over, The Place replies: "Thanks for the advice Timh... I'm actually allergic to dandelions, so I assume drinking the tea won't do me too many favors. Any other suggestions for this? I don't have the luxury of choosing what I eat on the road, here, and artichokes are definitely never on the menu."
04/15/2012: Had from White River Jct, Vermont replies: "I don't know if this will help totally, but I put in a scoop of Stevia in ACV /BS mix, it then taste like honey?? I don't know why. But Stevia is an alkaline so it shouldn't mess up the mix. And have you tried the borax treatment as well, it is to be sipped, about 1/8 tsp borax in 1 liter of water, through out the day, that should help the burn, at least it does me. don't give up."
04/17/2012: Milychka from Seattle, Washington replies: "Dear TourMamma, as soon as you clear your diet of coffee and any dairy products, your psoriasis will be gone."
07/02/2012: Mia from Lyons, Ny replies: "I have tried to take ACV with the Mother many times but it always turns my stomach. I just read Had from White River Jct, Vermont's reply and tried it and it DOES taste like honey!!! I can totally drink this! Thank you!"
10/25/2012: Harvey from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada replies: "It sounds to me like you have food allergy symptoms as well as digestion issues. The primary problem is referred to as Leaky Gut Syndrome which is passed on to the children from their mothers at birth. NOTE: This is not a genetic condition, it is caused by bad flora in the stomach and intestines. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a Russian Neurologist and Nutritionist discovered the condition after her son was diagnosed as severely Autistic. All the mother's in her support group had digestive issues. By diet, she was able to heal her son of Autism, as well as thousands of others. Dr. Campbell-McBride discovered the connection between Mental Illness and bad gut flora and claims that Mental Illness, ADHT, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, all Inflamatory Diseases etc. We're caused by partially undigested food leaking into the bloodstream through holes in the gut. Since the body does not recognize this form as nutrients, the body sends out antibodies to distroy the foreign objects. This condition causes malabsorption and piosons our bodies. In sensitive or severe cases the poisons start to effect mood. Some people are able to mask the symptoms while others get very ill. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Extreme Diahrea; my mother has extreme constipation. My eldest son & I have depression, my wife and younger son mask the symptoms. This information is very new as I only discovered it in Sept. 2012. For further info see gaps. me; the book can be purchased through Amazon."