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[YEA] 11/06/2006: Rick from Indianapolis, IN: "I'm 37 and have had acid reflux for about 10 years. Growing up, my family didn't provide healthy meals. Consequently, I abused my body by consuming unhealthy amounts of soda, candy, saturated fat and other dangerous foods. I truly believe that huge amounts of sugar, caffeine and cholesterol in my system caused acid reflux. It also caused acne. I tried antacids at first, to no avail. Then, my doctor put me on Nexium, once a day. The medication only masks the problem. I've always worked out several times a week and after a couple of years on the medication, I noticed that I was gaining weight despite my steady workout routine. From the research I've done on the internet, certain doctors say that reflux medication kills the acid in your stomach so you won't have the pain. The problem is that you need the acid to naturally break down food and impurities. The absence of alkaline in my system was causing me to gain weight more easily. After I began eating 1-2 apples each day and taking a teaspoon of apple-cider vinegar, I had no problems. I've been off Nexium for a year and a half and have no problems. I drink more water, cut back on sweets and have completely given up soda. I also stop eating snacks 1-2 hours before bed. Apples and ACV also help cleanse your system and act as a natural laxative. It's easier to loose weight if you consume it regularly. I use to have quite a bit of acne. Now, at 37, my skin is much clearer."
[YEA] 11/01/2006: David from Tampa, FL: "1 part Apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water at least three times per day especially after meals has lessened acid reflux symptoms by 90% after three weeks steady treatment. I had been taking Nexium for approximately 5 years by doctor's prescription. When I went for a refill and found that I couldn't without going back to the doctor again, I decided to check out your website for help. After 5 years of Nexium and/or Zantac, if I missed taking it even one day, then my reflux came back as strong as the days before treatment. I never went back to the doctor for another prescription. The apple cider vinegar mixture treatment really works for me and is better than the last 5 years with few symptoms. I have also removed coffee and wine completely from my diet. Also, I try not to eat anything within 2-3 hours before bed. That's hard since I am a "grazer" and eat at odd times."
[YEA] 10/23/2006: Alan from NYC: "Listen up singers! I have had reflux for almost two years now. I have no heartburn or stomach discomfort. I have the type of reflux that only attacks my throat. Sometimes my throat burns and is sore, my neck actually hurts and I have hoarseness. This of course is a huge problem because I am a singer and right now i'm doing a 1st national tour and when the acid reflux is bad, the singing is bad. Well it got particularly bad last week and my singing was really suffering (I even got my first bad review of my career because of it). Like many others I also have gone through nexium, zegerid, aciphex, etc. They all work for about a month and then the reflux comes back usually worse. So I went on a 24 hour information search because I got to a point where I wasn't sure I could sing the show. Well what I came up with worked IMMEDIATELY. So I want to share the news.
First - I stopped taking my prescribed reflux medicine. I took organic apple cider vinegar three times a day (two table spoons mixed in about 4 oz of water). I got a multi enzyme that I took before and after each meal and also after working out. And (this is a big one) I stopped drinking anything during my meals (it apparently makes digestion of food much easier when there isn't so much liquid with it). I started all this on a saturday morning and had a four show weekend. My voice came back by that matinee and it soared through the next three shows. Apparently people in the homeopathic world know all about the benefits of enzymes and the effectiveness of raw apple cider vinegar. I didn't. But now I do and I just wanted to share. It really works. Good luck. Peace."
[YEA] 10/19/2006: Gwendy : "I have suffered with AR for 3 years with no answers from Doctors. I have had just about every test they could think of and there's nothing wrong with me. I went to the health food store and bought digestive enzymes and hit it hard for a month along with Nexium. I have been off the PPI's for about a month and just started 1 1/2 weeks ago with the Apple cider vinegar and that stuff is great! I just do a combo of ACV and digestive enzymes and I feel great. No more raw throat when I wake up, I don't dread eating anymore. And the best thing of all is I'm off of the damaging meds. Praise God!! Just had to share."
[YEA] 10/15/2006: Scott from Oil City: "I have been suffering from acid reflux for about 8 years .I have been to the doctor and have been on all of the prescription ppi drugs,currently on prilosec otc.I always had to back them up with tums ,Rolaids ect.None work for the long term. Tried ACV two nights ago seems to work. I have also for the last year been having problems sleeping, which then gave me migraines. I had my best sleep in two years the last two nights. Don't know if the ACV had any thing to do with that , but I love the side effect."
[YEA] 10/09/2006: Phillip from Sweden: "Hi,about 3 years ago I started getting daily heartburn that got worse and worse.I ate rennie´s and tums like sweets and soon had to take Ranatidin on a daily basis. I visited my doctor who wrote out more prescription drugs.The drugs helped but as soon as the effect wore off I was back to square one. I read about the vinegar cure on your site and decided to give it a try. I cut back on the drugs and instead used the vinegar .I have been symptom free for over 6 weeks and feel 100% better. I can eat and drink things that were unthinkable before. A word of warning to anyone taking anti-acid drugs, the more you use them the worse your reflux will become after the daily dose wears off.The body compensates the lack of acid by producing more. It's a vicious circle that the drug companies never mention. Out with the drugs and in with the vinegar. A desert spoon in a glass of water every morning is enough to get your stomach working again. Best wishes from Scandinavia. P.S. great site"
[YEA] 10/04/2006: Jackie from Seguin, TX: "i am trying the acv treatment for sciatica, my usual pain meds cause heartburn and are hard on the liver, i also have hepatitis c, so i thought acv would be good for me. well it tastes terrible but it has already stopped the heartburn and i only started yesterday. we will see how it works on pain. i love your website and am recommending it to everyone."
[YEA] 09/26/2006: Mike from Allendale, MI: "I had this pain in my chest for a few days, thought i was having a heart attack it would come on and get worse until i would belch then it would go away, one day it didn't go away, 911 and a trip to hospital to find out i had a spasm and acid reflux, older brother has it and told me good luck. 2 days later on the web found earth clinic, acid reflux... ACV started taking acv as suggested. I SWEAR 4 min's after taking it i felt better. 6months later no acid reflux no spasms lost 25lbs. i am a junk food junkie, so 25lbs is huge, my over weight baby girl (11) and i are eating better and exercising and taking ACV 3x a day. will let you know on our progress. Thanks to all of you."
[YEA] 09/25/2006: Rosie from Niagara Falls, ONT, Canada: "I Had such horrible Acid Reflux, and Digestive Issues, my Doc gave me tons of prescriptions... to no avail,nothing worked... I hardly ate, I was practically starving, grumpy and miserable,weak and tired.... you could find me drinking the Pepto-Bismal,Malox,Gravol,Peppermint tea. It was so nasty I did not want to get out of BED!until my father had mentioned Apple Cider Vinegar...I doubted it at first...well let me tell you, I purchased Gel Caps from the Natural Health Food Store,and Apple Cider Vinegar, after I swallowed the pill, I felt better within 45 mins...I could not believe it! so now I take 3 Gel caps a day of Apple Cider Vinegar,and i'm happy to say no problems, and I don't have to take any gross medicine. the first night I celebrated my new found health, I took my boyfriend out for beer and SPICY NACHO'S! Rose St.Louis (Thank God For Natural Cures...AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!)"
[YEA] 09/19/2006: Don from Ontario, Canada: "All my life i"ve been eating rolaids like candy for my acid reflux. Watched a health show on tv about the digestive system and the lady doing the show said that a lack of acid is the most common cause of acid reflux. Acid naturally causes muscles of the esophagus to close off when digesting. Hence stopping acid reflux. The lack of acids cause the food to ferment and backup into the esophagus causing burning. She suggested taking a spoonful of ACV to stop the burn. Now no rolaids just ACV.Works wonders and I feel great."
[YEA] 09/17/2006: Julie from Sheffield, PA: "My father has had horrible acid reflux for years. He tried 1Tbl. of Apple Cider Vinegar with 8 oz. of water every morning - and has been reflux free ever since. My question is about my 8 month old. He was a preemie and has horrible reflux. He's on Zantac and Reglan and has even tried Prevacid - it helps a little, but he still reflux's throughout the day - even aspirating into his lungs. I was wondering if you've ever heard of babies taking vinegar, and if it has helped them. I know he wouldn't take it by mouth, but he has a g-tube through which he receives his other med. s. If he could take it how much would you recommend. Thanks!"
[YEA] 09/11/2006: Bobbie from Rowlett, TX: "I got hooked on spicy chicken and started eating it almost everyday. At first I noticed that I got a little burning in my chest and when I coughed it got worse. The more chicken I ate the more I started getting acid reflux. I would mostly get it when I would go to bed or lay down. Today I was sitting up and got the biggest attack that I have ever had. I coughed and more acid came up. My ears, throat, and chest burned and I was getting choked and I felt like I was going to die. My husband heard all the choking and coughing and came in to help me. I had read many remedies on this site and remembered the ACV. My husband brought it to me and I mixed some with water and drank it. I started to feel better right after I used it and it about 10 minutes I was totally pain free. I'm going to use it for weight loss, acid reflux and arthritis."
[YEA] 09/07/2006: Sharon from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: "After suffering from a blocked bowel which caused back up of acid into the esophagus, many hospital visits with an NG-tube being inserted which scraped the interior of the esophagus, acid reflux was a full time occurrence. A scope showed that the lining of the esophagus was, as my Dr. said "raw meat". I was placed on most ant-acids known to man. They masked the symptoms for awhile, but I spent most days in pain. Sleeping was near impossible because of the pain and coughing. Thanks to a Dr. who practiced natural medicine and a magazine article which told me that far from having too much stomach acid, the pain meant that I was producing too little, I was told to take a forkful of sauerkraut when the pain hit and that it would help. It did! Immediately! It's effects were not permanent though. One week ago, again because of a magazine article, I was led to try Apple Cider Vinegar. Not for Acid reflux but to help me relax. I have not had acid reflux or heart burn since! Thanks for your web-site. I will be sharing my find with others."
[YEA] 08/29/2006: Dr. Paul Swanson : "Thanks much for the ACV remedy for reflux. I join the chorus and say, yes, it has worked excellently for me as well. It has been shown that the lower esophageal sphincter closes in response to acidic stomach liquid near it.
My theory is that reflux is caused either by stomach liquid which is insufficiently acidic or because the acid receptors near the lower esophageal sphincter are not sensitive enough. Acidifying the stomach liquid with vinegar allows closure of the lower esophageal sphincter to be properly triggered by proximity of sufficiently acidic stomach liquid.
This theory is directly counter to the prevailing idea that reflux is caused by excess acid. I have observed in myself that Pepcid, which reduces stomach acid, does make reflux less painful because the refluxed stomach liquid is less acidic, but that nonetheless the actual amount and frequency of reflux increases. Thus, it makes sense to me that medications which reduce acid do reduce pain but do not eliminate continued reflux and symptoms. Clearly, this explanation of reflux will not be favored by those with financial interest in selling acid-reducing pharmaceuticals. Thanks again, Paul Swanson MD"
[YEA] 08/15/2006: Peggy from Florence, AL: "I was told about apple cider vinegar for reflux by a neighbor who had seen it on television. I have had several prescription medicines and was presently on prilosec. I have been on the apple cider vinegar for 3 days with absolutely no reflux. Believe me, it works!"
[YEA] 08/03/2006: Chris from Toronto, Ontario: "Recently I was sent from work to the hospital for chest pain so bad I nearly fainted. They were not convinced that it was acid reflux. After blood tests and ekg's and a stress test they conceded that I probably have acid reflux disease and prescribed pantoloc.... it didn't help much. I was prescribed nexium after the reflux persisted and that didn't help much either. I stumbled onto this web site today and ran out to buy acv and got more relief than I have since the reflux started. Here's hoping it continues... thank you"
[YEA] 08/03/2006: Ricky from Walnut Creek, CA: "I'm 27 and recently came across this site for acid reflux and saw all the talk about ACV. At first i thought "what a scam" but i'll try, i was desperate. I've been taking acv for about 2 weeks or so, i can't believe it but i've really lost about ten pounds in 2 weeks. I've stuck to a healthy diet, lots of greens and lot and lots of water. At first i started taking it for acid reflux and digestive problems , and it's works. I thought something else was wrong when i started dropping the weight but it's the acv. It didn't work right away but after a week or so i noticed results! Try it yourself, just remember everybody's different what works for one person might not work for the next."
[NAY] 08/03/2006: Tracia from Kentucky: "I tried ACV and it gave me the absolute worst heartburn and pain I've ever felt in my life. I began vomiting in a few minutes and now my heartburn is just SO awful. It is never this bad. I wish I had not done it."
[YEA] 07/19/2006: Dorothy from Oroville, CA: "I went to your web site to find a way to cure my acid reflux, I had been taking Prevacid for a long time, just wasn't doing anything for me in the last 6 months, so I tried the apple cider vinegar tablets, it's been two weeks and I feel so much better, can't say it's cured yet. What excites me is my out of control appetite is now in control, and right from day one, unbelievable! the weight is comming off so easily. thank you so much."
[YEA] 07/15/2006: Maria Elena from Edinburg, Texas: "I tried any kind that could relieve me of my very chronic acid reflux, tagament, pepcid, antacids, zantac, any medications for acid reflux. I have been using ACV for about a week and I have noticed some changes on the acid reflux. I had gotten to the point of smelling food while it was been cooked, that was enough to set my acid reflux! believe me and even when I would drink water I was having acid reflux daily and was lasting for long periods of time...it was driving me nuts and having lots of pain during the day and at night....would be up all hours of the night. I had started throwing up and could taste the acid and the bitter smell of the acid reflux... just too much for me to handle..and I don't like seeing doctors.... So I called my sister and she told me about an article on ACV and told me to try it... thank God... I listened to her. I HAVE noticed my acid reflux isn't lasting long hours into the night or lasting for days. Now I sleep at night without worrying about having acid reflux, I'm too much enjoying having a good nights sleep!! We should remember what our elders had to say about home remedies and give it a try. Try it and you'll see the difference, because doctors don't want you to see the difference."
[YEA] 07/07/2006: Terr from Northglenn, CO: "Well, I just want to say thank you for this great site! It has saved me, from great pain and suffering. I had to get off Nexium, I could no longer afford it. It really was beginning not to work anyway. I found this site, and instantly went to the fridge, and drank some pickle juice. Oh my gosh! Worked really well. I then went to the store and bought some ACV. What a difference! I have now slept through the night for 5 nights. I haven't slept through the night in years. I am slowing learning, that I can eat again. I used to get so sick, I could not even keep a soda cracker down. The burning was unbearable, and at times and I would be in tears. Thought I was going crazy. Anything spicy sent me over the edge, and I would be sick for the whole day and night. I no longer take any medicine, rolaids, Mylanta, etc. I also found that Celestial Seasonings makes a peppermint tea. I drink it every day, and it really helps. I am also trying yogurt, seems to help. Anyway, thank you so much for this site! I am so mad at the Drs. for prescribing medicine that just masked my problems."
[YEA] 06/27/2006: Trey from Carrollton, Georgia: "I broke my shoulder playing softball and was given endocet 10/325 and naproxen 500mg. A week later I realized that I had a major problem. Something was causing me to feel like I was choking. Being in great shape all my life and never having an allergy, It was very disturbing. After lots of research I found that the pills and stress from the injury had really messed my stomach up bad. After all kinds of doctors and meds, I listened to my 87 year old neighbor. 2 days of apple cider vinegar and no more problems."
[YEA] 06/16/2006: Cecilia from Strongsville, OH: "I have had chronic lower'back pain for years and after taking AVC twice daily for a month I have noticed a drastic difference. I was restricted in activities and now I can do just about everything. While at the doctor's I also found out that my blood pressure dropped from 124/80 to 116/68. In January, 2006 I was diagnosed with acid reflux, which resulted with pills every day. Since taking the AVC I haven't had to take any medication for the acid reflux. I believe it has also helped with my allergies. This really is a miracle cure."
[YEA] 06/15/2006: Lynn from Caro, MI: "6 or 7 years ago my digestion went to hell, my arthritis reared it's head and I was miserable. I kept eliminating foods and tried aloe vera juice plus went to the doctors. They put me on Prevacid, naproxsyn, and zoloft. I tried to get off all but not very successfully. I finally kicked zoloft a little over 2yrs ago. The doctors will tell you that there is no withdrawal, there is a withdrawal believe me, but that's another story. I quit the pain pills which I was on prior to my digestion woes but I couldn't stop the acid reducers. I had to change to Prilosec due to finances and if I forgot a pill I would be doubled over in pain and vomiting. I couldn't ever bend over within 2 hours after eating without food and bile coming into my mouth. I found articles about acv and tried it. Immediate relief, no pain I still belch but no food comes up and I can even bend over. I will write again after another month or two and let you know how my arthritis is doing. I like the taste of avc. I also use ginger twice a day to aid digestion."
[YEA] 06/14/2006: Dee from NYC: "I had a horrible few days of bloating, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea. I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux and given a prescription for Prilosec. I took the pill and still no relief, so yesterday I did some research and found this site. I immediately went to the grocery store and purchased some ACV. I took a tablespoon before bed and I slept through the night, and I somewhat am feeling back to normal today. I know it's too soon to tell, but I'm optimistic this will help me relieve my pain! Thanks to all on this site!!"
[YEA] 06/13/2006: Ann from Fairhope, AL: "Oh M-Gosh! ACV and honey cured my acid reflux, nasuea, a really heavy feeling and at the same time a vaccuous feeling in my stomach. ACV is a miracle!!!! I went to the doctor today and shared with him that I was taking ACV and what great results I was having......he didn't say a word....I could just tell that he was not in disagreement with this treatment. So, here I am, at 64 years old, and FINALLY able to sleep and free of all my symptoms!"
[YEA] 06/13/2006: Dorthy from Palm Harbor, FL: "1 tablespoon ACV, 1 teaspoon honey, half glass water produced immediate results, slept like a baby."
[YEA] 06/11/2006: Tammy from Carrollton, TX: "I just put this to the test, I did 2 TBSP ACV in a cup of water, and my acid reflux went away immediately. I usually get acid every day, so I will test this again as soon as the next time comes around. My stepdad swears by' ACV. I see a lot of cures listed here that I need. I am hoping if I drink this mix 1 to 2 times a day I will see these benefits too!"
[YEA] 06/09/2006: KB from Chicago, IL: "I have acid reflux. The silent kind. No heartburn or late nights... but it was there. I sing in a rock back and it hit me after a performance. I am sure the late nights, beer, and late eating finally caught up with me. I went to the ENT, got scoped and was put on Prevacid (PPI). Did that for a month, while researching the web and anything I can get my hands on to get rid of this. I couldn't sing without major pain. We practice weekly and felt like I was letting the guys down. I found ACV and gave it a try...it certainly helped but ACV is acidic. It cures the heartburn, but since acid reflux is stemmed from too much acid coming up the to the throat... you might be adding to your problems as I did in my case. I wanted off the PPI's as that is very bad for you in a lot of ways. I found some natural cures like taking Ginger Root extract after meals and Honey when the reflux kicks up and before I sleep every night. I also drink a shot of Aloe Vera with water (you can get that at any healthfood store) three times a day. The Aloe actually heals the burns internally in your throat (just like it does for your skin when you get an external burn). I feel for the first time I actually have a handle on this. We have a gig a week from today and my confidence is growing as each day passes. My advice to this group is to do your research. There are many other things I am doing aside from what I listed above, but those specifically have helped me. Everyone is different. There are many natural remedies out there that you can look at to heal yourself and still not have to change your lifestyle too much. Just stay away from PPI's (they say Orange Peel extract is something to consider in replacement...but should be done carefully and for a short period of time - research it)...I have a feeling in about 10 years there will be a study on PPI's and how they are causing all sorts of new problems. When you think about it, the reason your stomach creates the acid is to break down food you eat before it hits your intestines, which is a good thing...PPI's basically put undigested food in your intestines to rot...not good. The main issue for everyone on this board is to just keep the acid in the stomach where it belongs...anyway...good luck...research, research, research!!! When I am 100% healed I will be back with more...till then...ROCK ON!"
[YEA] 06/07/2006: Len from Chicago, IL: "Wow! I am astounded. After reading your forum last night, I bought some Apple Cider Vinegar to see if it would help my reflux which I have had for a couple of years. I am almost in tears as I got a great night's sleep last night after giving up hope of ever sleeping throught the night again. I can't thank you enough. I feel like I'm 20 years old today and I'm just giddy. No pain what so ever. No burning. No 3 AM gulp of Mylanta. I am angry at the doctors who prescribed all those medications that did nothing or only helped a little. I only pray that my esophagus will heal back to normal after years of injury. GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. If you are reading this and haven't tried it I strongly encourage you to. You will bless the day you did! Len"
[YEA] 05/21/2006: Rob from Sacramento, CA: "ACV really does work. I am a very skeptical person. I have lived on over the counter drugs for heart burn going on 16 years, and guess what, I'm only 32 years old. I started out with max strength Mylanta then on to zantac. I started waking up in the middle of night with acid in my throat not being able to breath and coughing so hard to get that stuff out of my throat I would throw up. I could not sleep on my stomach at all. My symptoms was getting really bad I was scared for my life. So I went to the ER they told me to keep taking zantac. Finally I was told about ACV at work this is where skepticism came in I looked and looked and researched this cure. I was really looking for a big sign saying I was a big jack ass but I went ahead and bought a gallon of ACV I finished it off took approximately 1 to 2 shots three times a day in a big 16 oz glass of water. Heart Burn is GONE GONE GONE thanks to ACV and your SITE. Thanks so much, Rob P."
[NAY] 05/18/2006: Stephanie from NC: "i am currently trying to apple cider vinegar cure for acid reflux but haven't had the great results everyone else has. it has really upset my stomach and seems to make swallowing harder. i'm wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that i don't get heartburn i have the type that goes past the esophagus and pools in the root of the tongue? i'm going to continue to try it (2 tbl 3 times a day) unless someone has any advice. thanks, stephanie."
[YEA] 05/14/2006: Henry from Ellisville MO: "I have had acid reflux all my life as i have gotten older it got worse. Been on all kinds of meds Nexium, prilosec, you name it they work for a while, then they are not very effective. Tried apple cider vinegar two table spoons three times a day and it works for me!! Henry. I don't know if it cured it but it works!"
[YEA] 05/04/2006: Robert from NC: "Apple Cider Vinegar worked for me! About 2 years ago I had reflux for about 6 months waking in the middle of the night with acid in my throat near vomiting, I'm sure you know the drill ! Tried ACV, now I use it in all my salad dressings. I Buy store brand dressing, any variety you like, and SUPER [double the bottle oz] it up with Cayenne Pepper, ACV, and whatever other herbs & spices strike my fancy as I'm doing it. Makes twice as much dressing so it's cheaper [cheap Bob]. I have a salad with this supered up dressing most nights before supper. No more problems to date."
[NAY] 05/03/2006: Pamela from Tyngsboro, MA: "I was so hopeful that it would work but, it didn't I am disappointed because I don't like to be on medications for long periods of time. For the 1st five yrs. I took pepcid, tums etc. I took Prilosec for 6 yrs. now I am taking Nexium for 6 yrs. What else is there out there?"
[YEA] 04/25/2006: Richard from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: "HEY THIS WORKS FOR REAL!! NO JOKE!! get REAL Apple Cider Vinegar!! NOT THE PILLS! Liquid is better! Cured my gastritis."
[YEA] 04/24/2006: Mark from Dubuque, Iowa: "i have been suffering from acid reflux for about 6 years now. started out with the heartburn, then got to the point were i couldn't swallow food without flushing it down with lots of water.the doctor put me on protnic then previcid, prilesac, and finally nexium for the last 4 years.i have been hospitalized 3 times in the last 2 years for heart attack like symtoms. the results have always been the same. there is nothing wrong with your heart. this last trip to the hospital on 4/18/06 the doctor told me to double up on the nexium. so i went home and did so.that night the pain in my chest was worse than it had ever been. that's when i got on the computer and typed in reflux. i found this site and after reading all the comments on acv, i felt a small ray of hope. i got up the next day and went to the health store and bought a bottle of acv. i went out to my truck , opened it, smelt it, and thought there is no way i'm drinking this. at that same time my heartburn was so bad i figured i had no choice. i took a swig of acv and drank some orange juice right after. the heartburn got worse for a minute or so, and then just like that it was gone, it stayed gone for almost 5 hours. i was completely stunned. ive been taking a tbls 3 times a day now for 3 days and i haven't felt this good in years.who ever started this web site should be thanked for eternity. thanks for all of your input. thank you, thank you!!!!!"
[YEA] 04/24/2006: Johnette from San Diego: "I ran across your website surfing the internet. After about 3 weeks of having stomachache pains up all nite I had a very bad episode where I thought I was having a heart attack. the pain was all in my back, I was having anxiety attacks and was diagnosed with Gastritis. I went to the ER and they put me on Pepcid AC and Maalox. I was taking that for about a week when I came across this website. It seems to help but I started to try the ACV 2 teaspoon twice a day with Organic Apple juice taste great and it seems to really be helping with the Acid Reflux. I can sleep through the nite I still have the pain alittle bit but nothing compared to what it use to be, I can handle it. I will continue to use ACV. Oh, and my complexion seems to be brighter too. Great Stuff! I love it, Thanks for the insight."
[YEA] 04/22/2006: Brandon from Grand Rapids MI: "Amazing!! After visiting this site i instantly took the ACV. My grandmother was always preaching it But I never wanted to try the stuff. Well it just so happens I started suffering from Acid reflux and the doctors gave me all these drugs and none helped. ACV is the ticket. Thank God for this site."
[YEA] 04/21/2006: Rosemarie from Worcestershire, UK: "I've been taking a number of prescription meds including aspirin for years for high blood pressure and under- active thyroid. The latter is the result of radium treatment for over-active thyroid and I believe agreeuing to that treatment is the biggest mistake I've ever made! Last year, in addition to all the other medication, I was prescribed anti-inflammatories and pain-killers after I suddenly developed osteoarthritis(?) in my lower spine and knees and, almost immediately, I had crippling indigestion and reflux which prevented me from sleeping. I became afraid too eat and The medication which was then prescribed to counter the effects of the anti-inflammatories and aspirin caused dreadful insomnia so sleeping became an even greater problem. I stopped taking the anti-inflammatories and was soon unable to walk despite spending a fortune on physiotherapy, osteopathy and acupuncture . Eventually, I returned to the anti-inflammatories because they took the edge off the pain in my knees and back and I was immediately back to square one with reflux etc. I'm so grateful for the night a search on Google led me to this site. I have to confess I just didn't believe ACV and honey would work but I had some in my kitchen cupboard so thought I may as well give it a try. Usually when woken with reflux and nausea I was awake for the night but on this occasion I was fast asleep within fifteen minutes. That was about four weeks ago and was the last time I was troubled. Since then I've taken a tbsp of ACV/Honey mixture three times a day before meals and my digestive problems, if not cured, are 100% controlled and my sleep is undisturbed. Although the jury's still out on my blood pressure and osteoarthritis, I believe both may well also be improving! Not quite sure if I'm using the correct ingredients but I use any brand of organic, runny honey together with unpasteurised, organic, cyder vinegar. Both are usually sold by the main grocers and by health-food stores across the UK. I am more grateful than I can say."
[YEA] 04/18/2006: Laurie from Enfield, CT: "After 5 trips to the Emergency Room (with heart attack symptoms) and a weekend stay in the hospital (where they ruled everything out, but diagnosed nothing!), I was getting sick and tired of being sick and tired! I was pretty sure I hadn't become asthmatic and I indeed was at low-risk for heart disease, but you never know! An endless parade of physicians (with hands held out).. cardiologist, pulmonologist, gastroentologist, family doctors, and Physician Assistants with their prescriptions of Toporol-XL, aspirin, Albuterol, Advair, Prevacid, Zantac, Nexium, Prilosec, Zegerid (the mother of them all), Tums, Maalox, Gavascon! You name it, they had me on it... normally all at the same time. I knew this pain and suffering wasn't just in my head (which was what they begin to hint), although my stress level and feelings of anxiety were peaking. I seem to hit pay dirt finally with the Gastro specialist, and he ordered up some test and then took off on vacation for almost two weeks. So there I was sitting-overmedicated, vomiting, dizzy, unable to eat, drink(even water), sleep, breathe normally, walk any distance, or lift anything. Rapidly, I was becoming a nonfunctioning participate in the lives of my husband and kids. In the middle of the night, during one nasty episode, I dragged myself crying to the computer and sat down and typed in all my symptoms and info. The search engine brought up some similar case scenario and directed me to this site (earthclinic.com) where people were praising the "_______'s ACV with the Mother," and the almost unbelievable results they received from using it. Until the break of dawn, I read story after story... always harboring that well known saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't.", but at this point, I had nothing to lose (except my sanity!) That morning, I made the decision. I found some in the organic section of my local Shaw's Supermarket and raced home. I mixed 1 teaspoon in about 4 ounces of water and drank it down. Literally, in 15-20 minutes, I felt like doing cartwheels! How could this be! Over the next 24 hours, I stopped ALL medications and started using'it 3 times a day. I have not had another symptom since! In fact, for the first time in almost 10 years (since the birth of my first), I slept through the entire night (9 hours straight vs. waking every 2). I am elated! Of course, I will keep my appointment and have my endoscopy/ colonoscopy next week, when my doctor returns. Never once, did any doctor hint of a natural cure or relief from my symptoms. I can't wait to question him."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/14/2006: Linda from LaFollette Tennessee: "Read your web page about natural cures. After many different drugs I had tried and not had any relief so I tried your remedy. After reading several different comments from people who had done the vinegar I thought it made sense. I also read some other information on chewing gum helps create more saliva which adds more enzymes that aids digestion. With these 2 natural things I have had about 80 percent relief! YAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
[YEA] 04/14/2006: Mike from Bellingham, WA: "I have suffered slightly from acid reflux at night over the years, had a very bad session New Years day this year. Went to doctor, he prescribed prilosec. Had 2 bad sessions in the next week, 1 during the day, undigested food sitting in the back of my throat. In desperation, I went out on the net and found the ACV & honey cure. I tried it and everything seemed to be going well, plus losing weight, etc. I still sleep through the night with no acid surprises, but I am experiencing an acid taste in my throat and mouth during the day, kind-of like a vapor. Also, the front area of my tongue, just behind the tip, feels burned most of the time. ACV & or honey will momentarily reduce the symptoms, but they come back fairly soon. Any suggestions?"
[YEA] 04/09/2006: Susan from Huntington, NY: "Along with making my diet 80% alkaline and 20% acid, I went back to the apple cider vinegar. I read a book titled Alkalize or Die to get a list of food PH. It mentioned that the apple cider vinegar was alkaline. I went off all heartburn medication and after an afternoon bout of reflux I tried the apple cider vinegar... a tablespoon in a glass of water. Within a half hour I felt immediately better. It was definite proof it worked and I am thrilled."
[NAY] 04/05/2006: Kayla : "here's the thing I tried ACV and to be quite honest my acid reflux hasn't gone anywhere but worse, I even tried drinking different brands and still to no avail the heaviness in my chest is still there and I feel more nauseated than ever more power to the folks who seem to be feeling better after they drink ACV with a glass of water..... but I haven't see the benifits work for me.... I even tried taking ACV to even lose weight and still I see absolutely no results... besides wouldn't ACV burn the lining of your esophagus/stomach if you drink after awhile (even though one drings the organic gentle version of ACV)...just my opinion...thanks for listening."
[YEA] 03/30/2006: Margaret from West Sussex, England: "I started to take apple cider vinegar and honey 2 weeks ago. 5 days ago the heartburn which i have had for about 6 years has stopped."
[YEA] 03/28/2006: Gwen from East Lansing, MI: "My doctor put me on nexium for acid reflux control and it only made my symptoms worse. I didn't think the lump in my throat would ever go away. I happened to see your web site and I tried the ACV treatment last night and I was actually able to sleep horizontal, instead of sitting up. I'm amazed. I did the baking soda mouth wash afterward to preserve my tooth enamel as well. This is something I will continue for the rest of my life. Over the years I have become disillusioned with traditional medicine and will continue to look for home remedies. Thank you so much for these posts."
[YEA] 03/28/2006: Ann from Bmt, TX: "When I first had pain in my hands from arthritis I was 35. I read about ACV/honey as a drink, hot or cold, and drank it once a day. It helped, and I used it for quite a while. This was a home remedy for what used to be called rheumatism, and farmers mixed pure apple cider vinegar with mother into the mash for their cows to help them have healthy calves and easy births. There's a popular book out that talks about ACV for reflux, and other natural cures that has good information. I've been drinking pure cranberry juice with spring water several times a day for a year, and after a month I had no reflux at all, and begin sleeping all night for the first time in a long time. I believe the acid in any natural pure juice is good for digestion, but the natural AVC is good for a lot of other things, balancing the ph in the system. Great web site, thanks."
[YEA] 03/27/2006: Mary from Clio, MI: "No more tums for me... ACV has cured my acid reflux after taking it for a month... It is so nice to not to burp up the acid and not having the dry cough that comes after ... Thanks so much for the advice."
[YEA] 03/27/2006: Nancy from Higginsville, Mo: "After 15 years on Prevacid, I stumbled onto this web site. It has now been 2 weeks and I have not taken a pill. I take 1 T before each meal. If I feel bad after eating, which has been only twice, I take another Tablespoon."
[YEA] 03/26/2006: Mark from Fairbanks, Alaska: "I took Tums for years, then aciphex for 6 years now. Aciphex worked for 5 of the 6 years. Now the reflux is back. Just started the ACV a few days ago. Seems to help some. I think I need to get with it with my diet. The coffee is a bad habit and I know it is a big part of the problem. So is alcohol..in any form. Interesting.. had to fast for a day for a EGD, and had no reflux problem while fasting."
[YEA] 03/22/2006: Monica from Lawrenceville, GA: "Thank goodness I located your site - quite accidentally. I read the messages. My eyes bugged open and I said I would try it. It worked. Now I don't want to go a day without it. I also just had a colonoscopy and I was clean and clear! I feel this also helped the results. I hope my cholesterol is going to lower as well, and lose weight with this cheap and wonderful solution to so many health problems. No more prescriptions to destroy my body. Thank the Good God."
[YEA] 03/16/2006: Dennis from Hudson, MA: "Hi, I have had acid reflux for the past 30 years. Tried all the drugs that they could supply. All the while using over the counter drugs too. I have been on Nexium for the past 43 1/2 yrs, and about a year and a half ago, I started with heart palpitations and hot flash/sweats, breathing trouble, coughing and throwing up, etc. Many tests later, everything seemed fine. Stopped the Nexium and after 3 weeks, all my symptoms are gone, but the acid reflux came back and strong! ACV has worked for me. Thanks and feeling much healthier."
[YEA] 03/10/2006: Jillian from Richlands NC: "I did not actually hear about this remedy on this site but have tried the ACV out of pure desperation to cure heartburn and I am a firm believer! I had heartburn for weeks, chewed up an entire large bottle of antacids to no avail. I took 1 tbsp of vinegar and before the awful taste was out of my mouth my heartburn was GONE! It did not return for many months and I repeated the ACV dose. It's been a year and a half and I've had 4 doses of the ACV and it does such a great job removing the heartburn pain!"
[YEA] 03/05/2006: Douglas from Cleveland, OH: "I'tried Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for my very painful throat and was pleased at the result (after the initial 2 minute breaking period). I believe it is the production of saliva and mucus that it enhances that is actually at work. I have supported this theory by using other astringic liquids; Listerine (gargle), orange juice and they work also. I now actively promote swallowing of saliva whenever possible. I have also started the old tradition of taking a walk after meals which seems to help the digestion. The concentration of ACV that I take is very small, just enough to promote mucus formation. Try other fruit juices and see if they work for you. Oh, and don't sit still for too long!"
[YEA] 03/03/2006: Angie from Lake Charles, LA: "I've always believed in home remedies so I decided to search acid reflux home remedy. After all the positive feedback, I had to run out to health food store and purchase a bottle. I can most certainly say IT WORKS and almost immediately. I recently started having chest pains and trouble digesting food, it felt like it was stuck in my throat. I am blessed to have found this site, I know my guardian angel directed me right to it! Thanks."
[YEA] 03/03/2006: Brian from Pinellas Park, FL: "I've been mixing up the remedy for Acid Reflux with includes 12 oz. of light apple juice from the supermarket and 2 tbl spoons of cheap apple cider vinegar. I haven't taken a pill in two days now. It worked immediately for me. I had a very severe case before I found this cure and I wish I'd found it sooner!"
[YEA] 02/27/2006: Amber from Lansing MI: "I was prescribed to Nexium, but due to insufficient funds, being a full time student, and working 2 fulltime jobs at odd hours, I couldn't fill my prescription. My grandmother, who is a nurse and has the same ailments was prescribed to nexium and told me one day that she would give me one to see if it helped me. Her friend happened to over hear her and told me that she was addicted to nexium, that it cured her stomach from acid reflux, but she was paying 70$ a month for it, she told me about apple cider vinegar and told me to try it. Since sticking to this for 4 weeks straight now, I have only had the pain in my stomach once, and it was very mild (most of the time before it was such an intense pain I would keel over)... Yes, getting over the taste is one thing with apple cider vinegar, but it saved me from being in pain 24/7."
[YEA] 02/20/2006: Karen from Long Beach, CA: "Thank you for being here! What a relief to know natural remedies do work. It's a shame physicians and pharmaceutical companies can't "work with us" (the patients) instead of trying to use us to make money for themselves. I guess that's what being ignorant (lacking knowledge) is all about. If you don't research answers for yourself, you may remain ignorant and get taken advantage of. Thank you, thank you."
[YEA] 02/08/2006: Amy : "This website is very informative and quite helpful! I have been taking Nexium on and off for about 4 years now. For this past year, I had been taking 3 each morning, one hour before I ate (I had ulcers on my esophagus!!). It was working for a bit, but recently stopped working all together. Over time, these meds are not good to take because they can actually produce other stomach problems like excessive bile. This can also damage the esophagus. Therefore, after searching for natural remedies for acid reflux, I found this site. I have been drinking two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, organic or course, 3 times a day. I find that I still have a little acid, but it is much better. I also notice that my skin is looking better also. There are so many benefits from Apple Cider Vinegar. Hey, it can't hurt. It is all natural. If it helps to keep the acid away, then we will be all set. THANKS to this website, and all of the viewers helpful comments. Please keep it up!"
[YEA] 02/08/2006: Ainsley from NY: "It works! It works! First after taking the apple cider the acid reflux increases for about 1 minute, then eventually the pain leaves."
[YEA] 02/08/2006: Donna from Atlanta, GA: "Apple cider vinegar as a cure for acid reflux is a miracle. I've had reflux for years and have tried everything, you name it. My sister told me about ACV. It worked within 10 minutes. What a blessing. To hell with those greedy pharmaceutical companies. They should be ashamed of themselves."
[YEA] 02/06/2006: Carol from Jacksonville, FL: "ACV cured reflux x 6 years ...arthritis....mental health. I am going to share something with you that I recently discovered. I'm sending this to everyone I can think of who may have or have family members (husbands, mothers, fathers, etc) who have issues with arthritis or indigestion. Please read to the end.
I've been taking a generic Prilosec (antacid) daily for the last 6 years or so at about $39/3 month supply. Whenever I ask the doctor if I can discontinue - he says if you have acid reflux, you will just have to keep taking it. And when I miss a dose, I'm miserable. Well, I'm pretty suspicious of that drug as I think it's contributing to some health problems I have and I've never felt comfortable taking it all this time. Finally, I read where you shouldn't take that for more than 6-8 weeks as it can cause absorption issues (i.e., calcium, iron, etc.) which has caused me some issues in the last few years. So. I took the brave step and stopped the medication a week ago.
RAGING HEARTBURN - like a firebreathing dragon - a boiling volcano. Nothing helped and I mean nothing. Someone mentioned to me that when they get heartburn, they take apple cider vinegar. So I took a swig one day and although it worsened things for about a minute, the reflux stayed away all night. So I researched it. The websites advise to take organic apple cider vinegar with the "mother" in it and suggested mixing it with raw, organic honey. So - off to the healthfood store. I took 2 tsp mixed with a little warm water and mixed in some honey and swigged it down the other night when I was having issues trying to sleep with heartburn. Heartburn gone - I slept all night for the first time in years. And I woke up with a feeling of euphoria - well being and an unusual feeling of peace. I'm not sure how to describe it. No joint pain - no stiffness and no heartburn all day. So I'm thinking this surely could not be from the vinegar??? After researching websites I find that others are having similar experiences. I'm just amazed. Supposedly, this drink twice a day cures: arthritis, acid reflux , allergies, sinus and a whole list of things. It is considered a health drink and has cleansing properties. Today I had a big spicy italian meal and had no issues after. If you try nothing else, try this.
2 issues to be aware of:
1. drinking vinegar can strip the enamel off your teeth so take precautions. Either use a straw when drinking all the way to the back of the throat or swish with baking soda and water really well just after. I also brush with baking soda (lightly) after. Don't take the recommendation of making a big glass and sipping on it all day. Take small amount of water and swig it down.
2. don't get regular apple cider vinegar - it is too acidic and will GIVE you heartburn. Get'ACV in the health food store. You don't really need the honey I find - but it you have allergies and you buy raw organic LOCAL honey - it will be beneficial to you.
This is the best thing since glucosamine. I sleep all night now and wake up feeling wonderful. And my cheeks are suddenly rosy!. (I'm not kidding). I also read where it seems to dissolve bony growths forming in joints. And guess what? You guessed it. It helps with weight loss and dissolving fat. (I can't attest to that yet) Try it! Tell your friends and families who might be having arthritis or indigestion issues."
[YEA] 02/06/2006: Bonita from Los Angeles, CA: "I had a cold/bronchitis for a few weeks, and then developed a severe case of acid reflux on top of that. I had a violent, persistent and productive cough, lost my voice, and was exhausted because I couldn't sleep because of the coughing. I started taking Prilosec OTC but it didn't help. Out of desperation, I tried taking some Apple Cider Vinegar after finding this site. I had immediate improvement the night I took it and was finally able to get some rest. I continued taking it once in morning and once at night, and now I'm not coughing at all and the reflux is gone. I'll be honest, it didn't feel very pleasant going down, but a few minutes after I took the first dose, I noticed improvement. Thanks to everyone who said it worked and mentioned how much and how often they took it."
[YEA] 02/02/2006: Kwana from Memphis: "HI,three months ago I found out I have acid reflux. They prescribed me nexium, I couldn't afford it so a coworker advise me to use applecider vinegar for my reflux. Now I have problems when I get stress but otherwise it helps me. Thank god for applecider vinegar and for this web site. P.S. now I use both items."
[YEA] 01/30/2006: Zsean from Newark, DE: "Hi: my company just changed insurance plans for prescriptions. I have been taking nexium for 2.5 years and the insurance company now used will not provide me with my nexium. They have now become my doctors telling me what to take first and supposedly have levels towards nexium. This overrides the doctor authority on prescribing medication. I came across this site and I am so glad that someone placed this out there. GOD BLESS YOU. This is amazing. I do not feel pain or tired. I want to say THANK YOU!"
[YEA] 01/30/2006: Bob from Tuscon, AZ: "I have had some digestive issues for a while. Apple Cider Vinegar has helped significantly. I am not sure why it has helped, but I am glad I gave it a chance."
[YEA] 01/28/2006: Joyce from Reeds Spring, MO: "I read about vinegar for acid reflux in a book and am occasionally bothered by this condition. I tried just swallowing a teaspoon on apple cider vinegar and low and behold. It worked. I was told that vinegar neutralizes acid and acid reflux is caused by too much acid in the stomach. So soon we get old. So late we get smart."
[YEA] 01/26/2006: Fernando from Fort Myers, Florida: "I suffered from acid reflux for TOOOO many years I'm 54 now, my cousin told me about your website and the cure with vinegar, after eating some prunes my pain started all over and I decided to try vinegar, IT'S WONDERFUL it works. Prilozec was not working anymore not effective at all, started taking twice a day and did not respond as planned. Today after only 4 days I decided to stop the medication and continue with vinegar. Thanks to all who made this possible. Best regards, Fernando."
[YEA] 01/25/2006: Gary from Melboune, Australia: "I have suffered from reflux for years and heard about apple cider vinegar so thought I'd give it a try. My wife bought some home and I was actually suffering severe pain from reflux when she arrived. 2 teaspoons later and I am sitting here completely cured. Thankyou sooooo much!"
[YEA] 01/21/2006: Daniel from Phoenix, AZ: "my voice left me and i went to get it checked out and the specialist said nothing was wrong with my vocal cords. he diagnosed me with reflux. i took prevacid but it didn't help. my homie found this site for me and a few minutes ago i tried some apple cider vinegar. my voice has been gone for 3 months. i hope these tips help because i feel like im at the end of it all. i'll keep everyone posted on if the vinegar helped."
[YEA] 01/19/2006: Liz from Madison, WI: "I'was diagnosed last year with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. When I started taking synthroid I started getting severe chest pains. I called 911, went to the hospital and had several tests done to no avail. My chest continued to hurt so bad, it felt like I had an elephant sitting on me. I went back to several doctors with no luck. I never had any acid reflux type symptoms in my life. I am 50 yrs old, work out, run marathons, and not over weight. I eat extremely healthy etc, etc, etc. Then I read that having a hypothyroid disorder like hashimotos can cause acid reflux because it weakens the valve that can let acid get back into your esophagus. Well, to make a long story short, apple cider vinegar worked unbelievable. I was grabbing my chest in so much pain on such a regular basis that doctors almost had me convinced I was having panic attacks and needed to see a psychiatrist. I knew it was not panic nor stress because I have a good life, but when a doctor can't figure out what is wrong they seem to want to pass you off to a shrink as soon as possible. Thank you so much for this web site and saving my life. I use apple cider vinegar, 2tbs mixed in water every night. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."
[YEA] 01/16/2006: Kathy from Olathe, KS: "I had heartburn for about 2-3 years. I took all sorts of acid reflux medicine. I came to know thru this web site that Apple Cider Venegar helps to prevent heartburn. I went to Organic Store and bought _______ Apple Cider Venegar with mother. Started taking 3 tablespoons 3 times a day. It has been a month now and I have not taken any acid reflux medicine. I tried all food from italian, mexican, indian, chinese, Greek and all sorts of cake, pie, cream or any thing you name it that might reflux did not give me any heartburn. I am very glad that ACV is working so fine."
[YEA] 01/16/2006: Randy from BC, Canada: "I have not tried apple cider vinegar, but I have used normal vinegar, and it stopped my acid reflux for weeks. I also have a theory about why vinegar works. Whatever produces the acid in a persons stomach, for some reason, unknown to me, decides that a persons stomach needs more acid, so it produces more. I think when you add vinegar to your stomach, the thing in your stomach will stop producing acid because it knows that you are getting it somewhere else ... just a theory..."
[YEA] 01/14/2006: John from Spring City: "I have suffered from Acid reflux for about 8 years. I have had several episodes that made me sit straight up in bed with spasms and tightness in my chest. My heart rate would even increase but that was probably anxiety over thinking I was having a heart attack. The last attack I had lasted about 12 hours so I went to the Doctor. She scheduled me to see a cardiologist who prescribed a stress test, EKG and a CAT scan to rule out heart problems. All the tests came out normal. Having heard some many different people talking about this screwy cure for acid reflux involving apple cider vinegar I decided to give it a try. You can say i'm full of it if you want but it works! Forget the Tums and Nexium and previcid because you won't need them and you'll save a lot of money. I won't lie to you, right after you drink the ACV your heartburn will get worse for about 20 minutes but after that you'll be jumping for joy and praising God...it really is a miracle cure. I take a half of a shot glass once in the morning and once at night and I'm reflux free. I still feel some slight spasms but even they are subsiding. I could go on and on but I'll leave you with this...just try a couple of teaspoons the next time you feel the acid rising and see if I am wrong."