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I am 38 yrs old female with one child. I am a fan of this website and I read it daily. I’m also a user of brag apple cider and been drinking the tonic all day long for weeks now. Result is great.
I noticed that I’m loosing some post party weight I’ve gained baby is 1.8 months now. I still breastfeed a couple of times in the day and all evening though baby is on formula still.
I recently just figured that the coconut vinegar with mother (it almost looks like your typical white kitchen vinegar) that everyone here where I live use is comparable or probably the same as to the benefits I am reading here in EC about apple cider.People here have good results using it for asthma, fever, flatulence on babies (by ingesting and sponge bath) and such. Apple cider is not native here and brag is expensive.
We are blessed because coconut vinegar is very cheap and grows anywhere so what I do now is use it for bathing.I cup for every 10 liter of water. Dandruff is gone, hair is softer and skin is clearer. I also use the watered vinegar to bathe my toddler now.(aside from coco vinegar for bath time I am also using 1ml of the apple cider vinegar to his 4 oz watered fruit juice daily which improved his poop habit and gas dissapeared) I am seeing excellent results with it.
Am writing to inform about the endless benefits of the humble coconut more power to everyone here in EC!
For those of you who use ACV for helping with ailments, I keep reading that you mix the ACV with honey & water or something similar to make a drink. Well, I love the taste of ACV straight and actually crave it. I would like to know if I would still benefit in the same way by just taking it straight? ex: fill a 3 tsp medicine cup and down it. Thanks.
I think it is fine to take it straight, but it would be a good idea to rinse out your mouth afterwards. My daughter prefers it straight when she needs it to get it over with.
But you like it and crave it. With something like that, it may be that you need it. While a sugar craving does not mean you need sugar, some cravings, I think, are an indication of a bodily need. My children craved pickles when sick one time. I think it was the vinegar they needed.
~Mama to Many~
Is it true that if a person in they’re 50’s started using Apple cider Vinegar on a daily basis… Could there be healthy benefits manifesting themselves because of this new daily ritual? Thankyou, Dragontattoo
Hi everyone I must say this website is amazing. Since taking extra virgin coconut oil and ACV my energy levels have improved so much within one week of taking it plus I have been feeling calm and not angry anymore. I want to ask earth clinic and everyone out there what if I rub VCO on my teeth first and then drink ACV. Will it be helpful protecting my tooth enamel in anyways from eroding? Will it be work like a protection layer. By the way I use straw to drink Apple Cider Vinegar mix it with water, but still I feel my teeth are becoming sensitve to vinegar. Please help me with that I want to continue taking ACV without worrying about my teeth being rotten. Please waiting anxiously for any suggestions. Blessings!!!!
Dee, I drink ACV through a straw too, make sure the straw is way back in your mouth – that way it will surely bypass your teeth no problems. Good Luck. Marie
ACV is manufactured in tablet form, availability around the globe I dunno; much more convenient than liquid.
Hi all! I started taking ACV with the mother about a week ago. 2 tablespoons mixed with water once a day.. I noticed low grade earache, sniffles, & sneeze here and there etc… Then after about 5 days I doubled my dosage to 2 tablespoons TWICE a day in water… And BAM! I had major allergies pop up. I’m wondering if my body is going through a detox affect? or what? Isn’t it supposed to HELP allergies? I absolutely LOVE the energy it gives me within 10 minutes of taking it, but what is going on with these allergies? I havent changed my diet or exposed myself to anything new that I know of.. Except for ALOT of white lines in the sky the past few days. Any ideas are greatly appreciated 🙂 Thank GOD and all of you for Earth Clinic!
Hi Tracy, The white lines in the sky are called chemtrails and will cause sneezing itchy eyes, tiredness and lessen the effects of the ACV.
Chemtrails in our skies, GMOs in our foods, radiation and oil spills in our seas, micro waves from mobile phones and Wi-Fi in our air, and now Gas fracking leaking toxic chemicals in to our natural water systems more and more Pharmaceutical vaccines and toxic drugs in our blood, trees cut down to take away our oxygen, and all this is going on in our world today. PLEASE join the dots and the domino's should start to fall that there is a depopulation going on right now in our world, PLEASE WAKE UP those of us that are awake Invite you all to stop taking the blue pill, the blissful ignorance of illusion TV and main stream media and take the red pill embracing the sometime painful truth of reality. Taking the red pill means switching of your tell e vision because that's what they are doing and that's why they call them programs to program you. One week on the internet checking out information on these topics will open your eyes to the real world the you are living in. Home work to help you wake up.
1) Agenda 21 2) What in the world are they spraying full version 3) Why in the world are they spraying. 4) Geoengineering Destroying Our Atmosphere (Rosalind Peterson) Chemtrails & Light bulbs exposed. 5) Barrie Trower 1-13 Microwave Radiation 6) Illuminati and the CFR (Myron C Faga
7) Nasa: The end of mankind "Leaked document 2013. The most important
Positive News in our fight for a better future.
1) oppt-in One People Public Trust also known as I UV This should help to wake you up. Oppt-in "Foreclosing all Governments Banks and corporations worldwide and set us free From debt, releasing us from this slave system that we were living under. 2) Keshe Imperial Collage (London) Offering free energy to the world and signing up courtiers to a peace treaty for a better world to live in. Is now working with oppt-in / I UV. 3) Thrive (Full version) and how it could be. 4) There are lots of thing you can do to make the changes. 5) Write to police force to report a crime against humanity every time you see chemtrails in the sky above you. Write letters, e-mail , or phone calls. 6) There are lots of Global movements you could get involved with.7) Go on the Global march against Chemtrails on the 25 August 2013. 8) Pass on information to all, print of flyers and put up where you can.
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I have taken Apple Cider Vinegar for 6 mos. Daily. I have fungus problems, sinus problems and others. I do not see any change by taking acv.
I’ll join in on this one. Severe fibro pain if you want to call it that. Severe allergies, impossible to live on this planet. ACV may have helped my asthma but 3 yrs on & the pain and allergies are no less. I do just about everything else on here to the point of almost being sick of it. These things generally dont taste nice.
Have you looked into eliminating grains, and milk from your diet for 2 weeks then slowly introducing each one back, monitoring your symptoms? Doing this, I found that these 2 foods were the bane of my existence; the ones giving me stomach aches, acid reflux, fungus, should er/joint pain, rashes, and a host of other problems that left when I stopped eating them. I’m talking about wheat, corn, oats, yogurt, cream cheese, and milk, period! And it did not take long for my symptoms to leave. For example: When I had extremely excessive bleeding from fibromalgia with a period every 15 days, I thought I was doomed to a hysterectomy. Relief came when I went on an extremely grain free diet. Within 5 days, the basketball sized, bloated stomach was GONE, the bleeding stopped and my next period was normal, with no cramping (I didn’t even know I had started), no excessive bleeding, and, 10-15 days morphed into my normal SHORT days of 4.5. A fungus patch on my arm, went away within a week. Grain-free has helped every women with my symptoms and more that I have recommended this to. It’s simple, and it works. As for milk, when I don’t drink it for 2 days in a row, I wake up the 3rd day with a smooth complexion compared to rashed-up and dry. So, I have a choice, beautiful skin and no stomach pain, acid reflux…. or blueberry cheesecake ice-cream and pizza! I compromise by eating these “I gotta haves” one day, once a month – if at all because, I’m gettin better at this thing called “only taking in what’s going to keep me running healthy and sane. ” CAT
I have read many postings about the benefits of ACV, ways to take it, and discussions about its acidic nature. I am a nurse trying to get my head around naturalistic cures as wonderful alternatives to prescription medications, but I’m having a lot of confusion regarding how ACV actually works in the body. I still have a few questions that maybe someone can answer for me.
1. Perhaps I just haven’t read enough, but wouldn’t natural (unprocessed) apple cider give the same benefits as the vinegar?
2. If the benefits from ACV come from ingesting the “acid”, wouldn’t it all be neutralized by taking it with baking soda?
3. If the benefits of ACV are related to the acidic nature, wouldn’t one get the same benefits by taking other highly acidic foods; lemon juice, tomatoes, etc?
Thanks for your time.
In the past 2 weeks I have commenced using a cap full of organic ACV with a glass full of water every morning after breakfast. I am 54 years of age in good health and with the exception of a cholesterol lowering tablet, take no other medication. Over the past couple of months have felt lower energy levels and find it difficult to get going in the mornings. Since using the ACV have clearly noticed that my energy levels have returned and in fact better than what they were. I no longer have trouble getting out of bed and have found that there is no sign of constipation as was sometimes being experienced. I wasn’t sure whether this was my imagination but now having read with great interest the feedback that have been posted, I do believe it is as a result of using the ACV. I intend to continue using it and am eager to see what my cholesterol levels will be at on my next blood test. If improved, I will suggest to my doctor that I trial a period of time ceasing the statins and maintaining the ACV. When I have some results from this experiment, I will post the update.
I bought some of the _____s apple cider vinegar and it says that it is not necessary to refrigerate it, but I prefer it cold for the taste… Will it harm the vinegar if I keep it in the fridge? Also, I was wondering if it would be safe to mix it into my daily Emergen C drinks? Thank you!
Soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar uses a LOT of vinegar.
I’ve been able to use way less vinegar by putting my feet into the gallon size zip lock plastic bags, putting the bagged feet into a rectangular dishpan from the $1 store, in case the bags leak or spill vinegar.
My doctor says to drink ACV solution with a straw. It by passes the teeth so they don’t yellow from it or weaken them. It’s easy to tell if its bad on your teeth, they will become more sensitive.
I am wondering if mixing lemon (1/2 of a lemon), 1 cup warm water and agave with the ACV is okay or does it dilute the benefits too much?
Hello, I’ve taken Apple Cider Vinegar for past 2 months never felt better.
I did ACV for a month.. And honestly I found things different.. I was drinking it daily.. Hourly.. And well.. I just think I got addicted to it.. I wasn’t even wanting my morning coffee’s no more.. Now that is a shock.. Being off it for 1 month now. I feel more bloated and more heavy in weight.. Seems odd but it is true. I am going to start this up again and the brand I enjoy is bought at walmart and a product of Germany. It tastes super with green tea and honey and well of course water. I have read the Blackstrap Molasses info as well and going to be getting that into our lives here.. Especially with my husband who has Pulmonary Fibrosis of lungs and myself a lot of joint pain. Will post in a month.. This all works as long as you are safe and feel good doing it. Good Luck Everyone.
For all you people that are trying to get cures from ACV remember, it has to be organic. There is really only one brand that I even know about, unfortunatly we’re not allowed to post the name. If you go to your health food store and ask for it they will be glad to steer you in the right direction.. Don’t use store bought Apple Cider Vinegar it will not work- yes it is cheaper but it has been processed with heat and has no healing properties in it. There is a book on the organic apple cider vinegar you would be amazed at all it cures its worth getting…
Sorry I beg to differ while store bought ACV might not be AS effective as organic ACV with mother ive been using it for about two months now and my joint pain has lifted and my IBS has virtually disappeared plus my libido has returned after a bit of an absence. by all means use organic ACV but sore bought while it may not be the best is better than nothing.
Today, I decided to start taking acv, to help lower my blood sugar level, so I drank about 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar by itself on a large serving spoon, then at that instant it took my breath away, it made me gasp for oxygen, so I grabbed the closest glass and poured water in it and tried to drink it, while still gasping for my breath, finally the water did help, although now the back of my throat has a burning sensation, so I ate some tomato soup and now, the burning has stopped.
PLEASE EVERYONE start your experiments with VERY SMALL dosages!!! 1/4 CUP of vinegar is a BOMB!!! You should start with more like 1/4 TEASPOON!!!! And build up slowwwwwly!!
And this goes for MOST new things one may want to try, unless you are given a very specific dosage for YOUR ailment and condition!!!!
1/4 cup is waaaay too much!!! You only need about 1-2 tablespoons in a cup of water. Some people only take 1 teaspoon in water.
Deborah, ACV should be taken in water, not straight or it will burn your throat. It can also cause damage to the enamel on your teeth. Take 2 teaspoons in 8 to 12 ounces of water twice a day and don’t brush your teeth for about 1 hour. Many on this site also recommend using a straw to drink it down.
My cousin is a big apple cider vinegar and water drinker, we did a 26.2 mile walk to raise money for cancer, and she was sipping on the concoction all day. When I asked her about it she explained to me that ACV helps with water absoprtion. In doing some further investigations I found that a popular hangover cure in several Northern European countries is to drink pickle brine, the primary cause of hangover pains being dehydration (and vitamin depletion). I drink it after the gym now, it has the added benefit of helping my acid reflux as well! I can eat tomato sauce again! Luckily I like the taste of vinegar, so no suggestions on how to mask the flavor.
Does it have to be organic ACV? I have a 2 quart bottle of White House ACV. The bottle says it’s all natural from fresh apples. I’m trying to use it for very oily skin and low libido. lease let me know how to use this product.
Hello. Ive been reading a lot about the benefits of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and just as many articles on solutions for masking the taste to help overcome the vinegary palate. Orange juice, molasses, honey, grapefruit juice… And the list goes on. Is it just me… Or hasn’t anyone else thought of taking good old raw unfiltered apple cider with the mother (or is that the grandmother? 😉 and adding it back to it’s relative? Is this Like kissing your sister? Canibalism? Lol. I tried it, (also shaking the apple cider so that the sediment on the bottom got into the mix) and I lived! Wasn’t sure if I would, seeing it seemed like overkill. Any ideas? At first I thought it was not suggested because lots of sugar, or acid, but that’s the same with orange or grapefruit juice. Why don’t they just make raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar tablets with the Mother? They could use all the “mother” they filter from clear cooking vinegar. Do I think too much?
Heart failure and diabetic people also can take this ACV every day? Any side effect?
Actually, for those of you saying that you should not take vinegar orally, there are three well done, peer reviewed studies in recognized medical journals such as Diabetes Care. These show an improvement in blood sugar and insulin levels taking either at bedtime or before a meal. These studies were done with both apple cider and white vinegar. I wouldn’t mix with baking soda as I saw no studies on that, but to say that it is harmful to take vinegar by mouth (I think 2 tbsp was the dose) is not backed up by research. (No studies were about toe fungus, however, they do promote the use of vinegar by mouth for systemic effect)
I have been searching for posts on ACV and most posts are from 2008-2009 but I finally found yours. I have a question I take a table spoon of apple cider vinegar in a half liter water. I wonder if it is better to take the vinegar on its own.
I want to use it for acid reflux or just reflux. I avoid most foods that are acidic and know which ones are alkaline but I get reflux as soon as I eat what is normal meal for most people… If I want to stay away from trouble I need a child meal or very little food and also drinking water far away from meals. I went to the restaurant yesterday and it was bad but I didn’t want to leave tasty and expensive food on my plate!
Anyone who is reading this let me know if taking ACV without water would be better for me since having water around lunch and dinner makes me regurgitate.
Also, is it good to mix my honey with the ACV. So far I take honey on an empty stomach.
My great great aunt takes 2 tsps ACV straight every morning. She is 89 and still going strong. As soon as I turned 20 I started taking a “shot” of ACV in the morning. The vinegar was much too strong on my stomach first thing so after a few days I started mixing it with some local honey and water and would mix it all in a glass. It is so good it tastes like apple cider with a kick.
Where do I get apple cidar vinegar in India, especially Hyderabad? I had a hard time finding it in stores.
Got it in QMart
I drink a shot of apple cider vinegar with water every evening. I have heard taking Apple Cider Vinegar when taken daily causes esophagal, pancreas and liver cancer. Have you heard this too?
Hey there. Just reading the ACV cures section and I have to say it is a load of info to sift through. I would like to start taking ACV for a number of different reasons but have the odd reaction of gagging when I drink anything dissolved in water. I tried ACV straight up and was totally fine (almost) with the taste and am wondering if that is ok, in the long run, to take it that way. I can drink the water a few minutes later and drink a fair bit in a day anyway. Do most people take it everyday or do they take breaks with it? What are the thoughts on this?
No harm will come in taking ACV straight up daily. I drink 1 once with half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper every day with no problems. I workout every day and it prevents lactic acid build up.
Please help me to understand this about vinegar being alkaline. Apple Cider Vinegar is Acetic ACID with a ph of about 4.5. It is not alkaline when ingested. How can it be good for gastric reflux and other acid casuing illnesses when the acetic acid is very irritating to the esophagus and temporarily lowers blood ph to the acid side until the kidneys balance the ph back to 7.4 which is the boy’s normal ph, slightly alkaline. Where am I going wrong?
You are quite right that apple cider vinegar is quite acidic. Just as it is with lemon juice, after it is metabolized, the residue (ash) is alkaline and helps to alkalize the body.
However, it could be irritating to the esophagus as you drink it since it is still acidic at this point.
Doesn’t ACV bleach your face. Does it work the same for black people?
Hi Ann, I’m not sure about ACV bleaching the face but hydrogen peroxide will bleach your face. However, They both will dry your skin out, so be sure to use some coconut oil as a fabulous moisturizer to replenish your skin 🙂 I am an Esthetician and I use it daily.
I read on here that under certain conditions Apple Cider Vinegar should not be used. Can you tell me what they are ? And under what conditions should only baking soda should be use (if any) ? Thank you for your feedback. I may have missed the answer in my reading EC but I think this is important to know.
My question is about the acv, is it ok for me to take Apple Cider Vinegar even my uric acid is very high? I have type 2 diabetes too and my tryglycerides is 400 im not taking any medicine for my tryglyceride coz im having a muscle pain with the medicine theyre giving me. Im taking metformin 1000 morning and evening but my sugar still 160 fasting and after 2hrs (aftermeal) 175 my a1c is 7 so im wondering is Apple Cider Vinegar can help me with all my problems please help im getting depress and stress thank you very much
to ti. Thank you for your suggestion I will give it a try. christine
Dear Earth Clinic,
Thanks so much for your website. It is priceless. One question about ACV — is it just as effective eating it with olive oil in a salad, or does it work better/faster in water? Thanks again for a great resource!
can ted or anyone tell me if apple cider vinegar contains histamine. I would like to try it to reduce histamine levels. I am not sure what to do. I do not want to make things worse. thanks
Christine, A natural product to reduce histamines is Standard Process ‘Antronex’. Hope it helps. You can find it on amazon.
Can I use the heinz apple cider vinegar in the absence of _____ brand with the mother. We don’t have _____ brand in the Philippines.
Thank you, antonia
Hi Antonia – Yes, you can substitute Heinz ACV for _____’s. I’ve actually had better results with Heinz. When I switched to _____’s, my symptoms returned (go figure), so I went back to using the Heinz brand.
I find wine vinegar doing the same as ACV, mainly: more energy and better skin. I dilute it a lot. I suspect many other vinegars might work the same as ACV at least for some things and for some people!
Both _____s & “Tree of Life” raw apple cider you buy off the shelf is now sub-standard & inferior vinegar. They are still “green” and un-finished ferment products that have not been “finished” to real vinegar yet.
You can tell this by their taste alone. They are still in some in-between stage. They are not true vinegar. Just taste them.
They used to be the real thing, but not any more. I used to use those brands, until about 6 months ago, when I noticed the change in taste. Then I began using regular store brand apple cider instead. [non raw]. I will continue to do so, until the _____ company starts selling real [raw] vinegar again.
I do not believe that _____s or TREE OF LIFE brands are true vinegars now, and therfore they can not give you the medicinal effects of true vinegar.
I suppose they are selling so much of it, that they can not keep up with production. So they are bottling the green un-finished product to sell us instead.
Everyone’s health/body needs are different. What works for one does not mean that it will work for all. You can tell by the “yeah”‘s and “nay”‘s on here for any remedy listed (not just with ACV. ) Some people have found that regular ACV works for their ailments. Some only found relief with organic…. While some have found that white vinegar works best.. Trial and error for each individual. I have found that white vinegar works better on my face than ACV. I was giving my dog regular ACV to try to help with her ear issues. No improvement until I switched to organic ACV. She is a much happier dog. Trial and error… Patience. Thanks.
There’s no harm whatsoever in taking the vinegar straight or in less water than suggested above. In fact, I take mine either straight, or I will put the ACV in a tablespoon or two of water and down it in a single gulp. (Sometimes to sweeten it a bit, I’ll put in a couple drops of liquid stevia. If you go this route, just make sure that you rinse out your mouth with clean water b/c you don’t want the ACV to wear down the enamel on your teeth.
Also (and perhaps most important of all), be sure to purchase an ACV that is unrefined – meaning that it is raw/unpasteurized and with the “mother” still in it … And preferably organic. The “mother” is the natural fermentation base that allows the apple cider to become vinegar. Always shake up the bottle before you pour the vinegar in order to get those wonderful enzymes, beneficial bacteria, and great nutrients all mixed together.
WRT your own allergy issues, you might also try finding a local honey source and take a small amount each day. (Some take 1 tsp, others 1Tbsp. ) Honey from a local source will have the pollens in your area, and this will allow your body to become accustomed them, naturally.
I am giving this stuff a try (acv and honey) and it hurts so bad that I may overdo the treatment. Last couple of days I’ve done the Apple Cider Vinegar concoction a few times a day, and it seems to be better for a short time then rebounds back, so I take it that it is not a fast cure, so here I go for a couple days fasting food and drinking this stuff, I don’t want the hurt to come back, so I am drinking about 2 cups water, 2 Tbsps _____s, and half of a tsp of local honey. If I do this every hour and lots of plain water in between, is that too much acv???? I also got the neti pot things together and will be starting that every hour after I get done with this….. Any other suggestions?…. Warnings????
E.C always tends to suggest to start any new treatment on low dose and increase steadly, giving your body chance to adjust. Sounds good advice.
You didn,t say why you were taking it, But with my own experiance I found I too had to reduce for awhile. Otherwise the side affects off balanced the benefits. Good Luck!!
Can you take ACV every day forever? Or should you only take it when you have an acute symptom?
With all the benefits I see for it, I’m wanting to know if I can just take it always? What about my children and pets? I would be terrified to stop it with the horrendous health problems we have had in this family and the relief the ACV has brought us.
Thank you so much to this site and all the contributors.
Does anyone know if ACV contains salicylates?
I have tried many of the recipies posted here and by far the best is to mix the Apple Cider Vinegar with apple juice. Having said that I still can’t stand the taste. I had to stop because it was just too hard for me to drink. It has been almost a week and I can still taste it in my mouth. All my food tastes funny and I have a rotton taste in my mouth all the time. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have any suggestions to get my taste buds back to normal?
I read on this website also, that applying the Apple Cider Vinegar to the underarms helps control body odor. I also read that you rinse but do NOT use soap. Can anyone tell me why that is? This stuff is so stinky to me….
Thank you friends for any information you may have to help. 🙂
I mix one tablespoon with my Zeal powder every day and it really tastes great! You may need to mix you Apple Cider Vinegar with a strong juice. I love taking it! Not crazy about the taste but it has really grown on me. The other key is to not breath through your nose till you have cleared your pallet with another taste or just plain water.
Could you tell me, if the ph of a good apple cider is 2.5 or so, then how can this be good for trying to keep you PH level alkaline, what happens internally for this to be able to happen.
Thank you, Gary
Side effect reported
So I started drinking the ACV in water two days ago and I’ve since had terrible gas. ????????????
I recently got a physical and showed I had raised triglycerides everything else was fine. So I started first to change my diet then I wanted to begin Apple cider vinegar cure Ted speaks of. 2 tablespoons of Acv(Organic) 1/4 teaspoon of Baking soda in a glass of water. I’ve only been doing this in the morings for now along with good eating habits. I’m on my 2nd week of this treatment and feel like my stomach stays very warm all day. Its starting to bother me somewhat. Feels like acid reflux or heartburn setting in… any advice will help.
thank you in advance!!!
Im new at this. Just started using the ACV yesterday. I am confused about the baking soda. I would think that would aggravate the stomach if taken every day. I’d like to see what answers you get to your question and what the need for the baking soda is?? I started taking a ACV pill everyday and also drinking the 2 tsp of ACV in water and sipping on that throughout the day.
Adding baking soda to the ACV will for the most part neutralise the acid. The warm feeling in your stomach may be the fact that the food is not digesting properly and is sitting in your stomach. I know a lot of people take these together but I don’t agree with it. Acid reflux is caused by too little acid not too much acid in your stomach.
Try the ACV without baking soda.
Even when I tried the ACV with soda remedy I also experienced ths acid reflux. So I stopped taking it. Any advice from other members will be a great help.
Hello Peggy, Debbie and Angel,
Well its been a couple days from the post and I’ve tried Zantac, Mylanta and herb teas… It seems to return later in the day. I should also add when added this post I was going through some tough anxiety and panic attacks ive havent had in years and I’m sure that added acid into my stomach that was not needed. When I would hit my panics attacks I could feel the butterflies in my stomach and perhaps acid building up. At this point I’m getting kinda worried.
Chegul69 maybe try digestive enzymes to see if it is undigested food causing problems. You may have food fermenting in your stomach not digesting.
Also anxiety, panic attacks may be caused by B3/Niacin deficiency.
In reply to Angel from Dubai regarding acid reflux. I was going through the worst of my life and tried drinking green tea with ACV. It made it a hundred times worse. So a friend of mine told me to drink plain hot water with nothing in it cause it washes the acid down. Sip on the hottest water you can. I tried this remedy and within 1/2 hour the acid reflux was totally gone. Don’t eat anything right away and if it doesn’t work have a second cup.
It keeps Amazing me, how many people do not know the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.. A tenant of mine gave me a Jarvis book in 1994.. I read that book to become healthier.. It opened my eyes.. To Better Health for pennies per day.. I have been promoting ACV ever since.
The ACV book that Deirdre published has been a big help.. I work close with a Temple in Thailand were I now am semi retired. , . Yes, promoting ACV.. But I think that everyone should read up on ACV.. I ordered 9 ACV Deirdre’s book to be sent to the Temple for their Library.. I also Had Amazon send 9 of Jarvis book.. Then I contacted the BEST Organic Apple cider people in USA (I think better then _____s) They will be sending 55 gal. Drum to this Thai Temple.. Who will be distributing it in Thailand.. Just bring in your container. We will fill it up with Health for you and your loved ones.
I hope that this letter gets printed.. So many I have sent, never gets to your eyes..
Much Love and caring, Alfred
ACV – nay. Gave me a headache every time I’ve tried it.
This may seem like an odd question but I suffer from seasonal allergy. I always smell this foul smell in my nose. Other people can smell it too, its not bad breath but due to allergies. I read about mixing apple cider vinegar with water and dipping cotton ball and putting it in your nose, by inhaling that, the smell would go away. But my question is, is it safe to inhale vinegar directly? Please help.
I think its important to note that when I’m reading articles or opinions on ACV that it is not clear that individuals are aware that ACV stands for Raw unfiltered unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar, (containing Mother) which is quite different to Apple Cider vinegar in the supermarkets.
Please ensure that readers are aware of this difference. Regards
Hello there, I am a big fan of natural medicine vs. conventinal and have just started to drink the ACV in water mixture for what I believe is a stomach ulcer along with poor digestion in general. I just had a small amount of it to try it out, and I felt a little bit of discomfort/burning, but nothing unbearable. Once it calmed down a little though, I did notice I felt more energized and had a more uplifting mood and I just felt a lot better in general, it was amazing! I’m not sure if this was unrelated or a placebo effect, but I did feel a whole lot better in a matter of minutes after drinking it.
I was just curious, the instructions state to drink it 3 times a day before meals, but is there a problem with drinking it during or after meals? Or before bed time?
And also, does ACV help regulate blood pressure or does it just lower it? I do experience low blood pressure/arrythmias at times and I wouldn’t want to cause any harm in that sense. Thank you! -Beatrice
Hi I was just wondering does it matter if it’s distilled apple cider vinegar or does it have to be regular? Or is organic better? and the _____’s brand is that at whole foods or at a local store you can buy from?
Would someone please explain why apple cider vinegar should be better for the health than apples?
Beth, one reason why ACV is good for you (I wouldn’t say apples are bad) is that it is a fermented product which means it adds back good bacteria into the intestines. Many people nowdays have bad digestion because of antibiotics killing off the good bacteria in the stomach.
On our apple ranch, we decided to make apple cider vinegar. A neaerby wine company also made brandy; and they had a warehouse of barrels filled with fermenting wine. I bought an old brandy barrel from them and poured in the apple juice. We were told it would take about a year to ferment, but the mother formed in about two months on the top, about 3 inches thick. The vinegar was ready in about 5 months. This was the best cider vinegar I have ever tasted, almost like a flavored drink with a little bite to it. I think the old brandy barrel flavor made the process faster. No alcohol, just raw apple cider vinegar.
I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar with water and I am having a hard time drinking it cause of the taste. My question is, can I drink it in orange juice? will it still work the same for losing weight and any thing else it works on???
In 8 oz glass of water put 2 tbs ACV and 1 tbs of honey. Tastes pretty good!
Hello everyone, I want to combine ACV, BSM, honey, coconut oil, for a tonic, to be used during the day. Is there any problem with that? Thanks.
Hi, I have just started to take Apple Cider Vinegar and i’am a bit confussed on what brand to buy, how much to take daily, should I drink it thru out the day instead of 3 times a day before meals, when should I brush my teeth after I take Apple Cider Vinegar, by avoiding the teeth as I take it would that help? I really want to find the best plan daily to take this to help with weight loss, hair loss, aches and joint and muscle pain but mostly to keep my ph balanced. I have been using Heinz acv, about 6 tablespoons a day. Thx John
Can I mix the apple cider vinegar into my yogurt and it work the same as putting it in water?
Hi Cj9113, yes you can put your Apple Cider Vinegar into your yogurt, but wouldn’t it curdle? Let us know if it does!! Lily.
Hi, I would like to receive some info on the dosage to take Apple Cider Vinegar on a daily bases to help with everything, what are the pro’s and con’s of taking acv? should I rinse after taking Apple Cider Vinegar so the acid doesn’t hurt my teeth? how come there are no carbs, cal, sodium in acv, don’t apples have carbs ?
I just found this site for the first and I am confuse on How do I use Apple Cider Vinegar to treat for Atrithis, Diabetic & High Blood all together? Can you advise me for the procedure.
Thanking you and more power.
Hello, I just registered to be a member of your wonderful web site. I was desperate for answers to a sinus infection. I believe I got my answers! If you could please tell me what kind of Apple cider vinegar to use. Organic, unfiltered, or non organic filtered. Thank you for all the great information. Lori
Organic apple cider vinegar with the mother.
I tried ACV a few months ago and could not stand the acidity so went onto capsules.
Aftera few weeks of taking these (I know this is not nice! ) my toilet motions were runny. I also noticed that there was a white residue to the above. Could this be body fat or what?
My wife and I use LOCAL organic honey… Helps get it down AND helps with allergies
I have been reading the posts on apple Cider Vinegar- About 14 years ago , to lose weight I started taking ACV a tablespoon in my food. I had never ever had any problems with my joints or limbs or any other health issues-i must have taken ACV for about a year , not much effect on losing weight but after a year or so I was expereincing pain in my knee joints and it started to get worse over the years- To cut a long story short, I had to get an MRI done and was told , I had to have atropscopy to correct the problem-To go back many years , my mother related what had happened to her school friend many years ago, -She said ths girl was obese and had started taking a wine glass full of malt vinegar to lose weight, maybe she over did it, but she started losing not just body fat but her bones were brittle and she had to be hospitalized and the docs told her mother that she had lost a lot of bone marrow, to say the least, other complication developed and this girl lost her life.
I dont know if the reason was ACV or what? I have just related to what happend to me- I have as yet not recovered from the bad knee and had another surgery this time with atroscopy with micro fracture, this was to start the stem cells to kick in- Well it did not help at all and maybe in a few years will have to go for a knee replacement- The other knee is also painful but has had no surgery
This post is to RELATE my experience, I may be wrong but then I thought of sharing it with all of you-Thanks
Hi Maple. Being overweight or obese will most ALWAYS lead to knee problems. My husband, (who is normal weight) had knee surgery 3 years before he started taking ACV….Age or weight WILL get a person if they are prone to having a bad knee. Not a lot of sense in scaring people away from the ACV, now is there? I have been taking it every day for over 2 years at 1oz a day, and osteoperosis runs in my family….My knees are FINE. One of my best features, actually. Lol
Hi Carly, I think that a lot of people here sometimes see side effects where there are none but I said this a little while ago. One has to be careful signaling side effects. It is not because you have started a new treatment that any little pain is connected to it. As I said before people should stop the treatment, start again and make sure they get the same complaint, if not it is not connected and listen well to their bodies too! The side effects I read about OP, for example, sound rather exagerated to me. That said I have no idea about the side effects or not from ACV but I suppose everybody is different. I tried it for a little while but lost weight while I shouldn’t lose any so I won’t be trying again any time soon.
As far as your husband’s knee goes I don’t know his age but age doesn’t have to give you a bad knee. I had one while I was still quite young but solved it without an operation (see my postings on that subject). I found a health food shop where the doctor gave me two treatments with electrodes and I have been completely well for 5 1/2 years. Of course your husband can have had a problem different from mine but I was in quite a bit of pain especially when I went down stairs (it was a classical knee problem). The doctors announced that the only solution was medication for a number of years and then a new knee….. Well, maybe one day in the far future, not any time soon anyway! I think that people accept ailments far to easily as being part of old age and all the treatments suggested by the doctors, especially operations, this is the mindset of our society!
Side effect of ACV- I started taking a couple teaspoons of ACV in water to help with my TERRIBLE allergies (itchy eyes, sinus headache, etc. ) Before I began taking the vinegar, I had suffered from a yeast infection and later found out I was allergic to a certain brand of toilet paper. I lost the TP and the infection cleared. However, after taking the ACV, I got a bad rash again and the yeast symptoms returned very severely. The vaginal rash was red, raised, puffy, sore- gross. To treat the infection, I used sitz baths (as I usually do) using ACV, salt and sometimes peroxide. (Not all at once! In different baths. ) The ACV baths caused inflammation to the rash like I had not experienced before. Now I have stopped taking the ACV and the rash is slowly subsiding. I think I must be allergic to the ACV?! I feel like a lot of people who report negative side effects on here are shot down, sometimes quite harshly. The truth is not everything works for everyone. I can eat mango, while my friend will suffer greatly from it. But I would never say to him “how can you say mango is bad for you? Look how delicious it is for me!” In the same way, ACV may not work positively for everyone. I would love to hear back from anyone who has had a yeast infection CAUSED by ACV. I am not 100% sure of the correlation, but the evidence points to it. When I am free of the rash, I may try taking the ACV again, just to see if the rash comes back- then I would know for sure.
To address anyone who will say I eat poorly or whatever- I eat almost only whole foods, assorted vegetables, whole grains, organic egg for breakfast, very limited fruit intake, extremely limited dairy intake (only a little cheese sometimes), I take probiotics, and only a very occasional aspirin. I also run/walk/jog at least 40-60 minutes every day.
I hope you post the update you mentioned! Thanks!
Have you been allergy tested for apples??
Its possible that you are seeing detox symptoms… The skin is the last place you will see something in the body trying to get out, show up…. I would slow down, and be patient. Drink EXTRA water to help flush the body too. I’ve also read that lymphatic issues/blockages will show up as rashes.
I have a bottle of ther good kind of ACV in my kitchen counter. It’s been opened once, and sitting there several months. It now has a white waxy-looking bottle-wide disk floating, and another at the bottom. What are these discs? Do they affect the useability oif the ACV? I’ve never seen them form before, but this is the second bottle of AVC it’s happened to.
Greetings, For RAW Apple Cider Vinegar… This would be a scoby that is floating on top… Or also called a “mother”. Just remove and compost. It is good probiotics. Blessings, L
I had 20 years with this horrible problems. I was Ia cassa de Iucy Ia direcion es, 506 jefferson avenue. Taking medicine and test after test and nothing works. I start the to take ACV And in hours I feel the diference is the best of the Best. No existe nada mejor. Solo tratalo y lo veras. Con jugo de naranja o iceTea. Sabe mejor
Mix it with juice. Orange or ice T. Hrc. From El Salvador.
Great value distilled white vinegar.. Is it the same as ACV? will this work for sinuses?
Rob from SUndance,
It’s not the same. I’m not sure what all of the differences are but they are very different. Great Value wite vinegar is great for cleaning/fighting mildew or for laundry. Great Value is a Wal-mart brand, yes? Perhaps in the same isle you can find a glass bottle of ACV for just a few bucks. It’ll be higher on the shelf.
Google can tell you more about the differences between apple cider vinegar and white vinegar.
I have been reading this website with interest. I would like to begin taking apple cider vinegar but would like clarification on the amount of water that you recommend. You recommend 16oz of water per 2 teaspoons ACV on the website. Is this 16ozs or 16 fl ozs (as I have both on my measuring jug)? 16oz relates to about 700 mls of water whereas 16 fl ozs relates to about 500 mls of water. Just want to make sure I am getting the dilution right.
Thank you for all of the wonderful information on the website and thanks for your help.
Not sure how you get the figure of 700 mls. In the US each fluid ounce represents about 29.57 milliliters. 16 fluid ounces is the same as about 473 milliliters or, practically speaking, sligthly less than half a liter.
Hi Anwen, you don’t need to be so specific about the dilution of acv. You would probably need the fluid ounces since it is liquid. But honestly I put as much or as little water in the apple cider vinegar depending on how I feel at the time. Lily.
Is apple cider Vinegar good for those people suffering from Antiphospholipid antibodies syndrome accompanied by autoimmune disease?
I Have been dealing with Mental Illness my whole life. A couple of years ago I made the decision to change my diet and for whatever reason Dr. Andrew Weils Optimal health diet found its way into my life and changes have been good but pain was and still is bothering my at times. I stumbled across Apple Cider Vinger while surfing the net and figured I would give it a try. This stuff is helping so much it may be saving my life. My question is this I know you recommend 2 teaspoons in 16oz of water sipped through the day but am really enjoying 2 in 8oz 3 x’s a day. Am I doing any harm? I eventually desire to end up at your protocol but need to heal.
Also, In your opinion what is a healthy dosage of Cinnamon and healthy dosage of honey that one can take each day? I am exploring these as well. Thank you so much for your help. Apple cider vinegar so far is making a big difference and is very much appreciated.
I have been doing the ACV and water. I have been experiencing gas badly, can’t stand myself. Also has experienced boils on my body and some pimples on my face and back. Is this poisons coming out of my body or is my what I’m taking to strong? I mix 2 cups ACV in a gallon of water and refrigerate. Should I try the baking soda, lemon or lime, and add vitamin C to my regimen? Help?
Hi I was wondering if drinking raw ACV can bind you up like eating apples can? Thanks, Genevive
I’ve been using Apple Cider Vinegar now for about 6months or so and haven’t notice any improvements on my health, everybody here raves about it, from what I’ve read you’d think that Apple Cider Vinegar was a panacea/cure all for everything, so I’m very disappointed at not seeing any results for myself
To the gal who microwaves her Apple Cider Vinegar – not a good idea since micro-wave kills all enzymes in all food including drink -Not the best invention for mankind (best place for microwave is – in a garbage heap)
I take 1 tsp ACV and 1 tsp honey daily. I do not add water, just mix the two and down it goes. Could this be hurting me in some way?
I realize that this is a little late in coming, but I must stress: Do not EVER take ACV straight. It will damage your esophagus and could cause esophageal cancer if taken straight for prolonged periods of time. Always dilute it in a glass of water, don’t put yourself at risk. I’m a medical student. Our GI pathology lecturer showed us pictures of this and it is horrible and incurable. It’s not a guarantee to cause cancer, but you’re definitely at increased risk. The esophagus is not meant to be exposed to acid like that.
Hi Just wondering after reading all these posts if I drink apple cider vinegar for one month then every other day for a year is that good enough? I dont want to take is everyday as it is bad for your teeth surely? How many times do you suggest you drink it and for how long? Also the rinse is fine that is once a week. This is for female pattern hair loss.
I never knew this about Apple Cider Vinger!!!! That is amazing.. WOW!! So many uses for this stuff, its great!! I will try it and let you know.. I wish I had checked this site sooner. I just lost my dog Austin to ear infection and ticks. I know now plan to help all my other dogs..
I have a hard time drinking apple cider vinegar. Is it OK if I add honey to take the tartness out of it? If not I’ll do my best to drink it. I have been on blood pressure meds for 20 some years. Same meds and I am having trouble keeping it down. I am under a lot of stress right now and it doesn’t help. Please let me know. I am a female and 71. Thank you. Slidefoot
Hello slidefoot, Yes you can add some honey to the apple cider vinegar, you can also put the Apple Cider Vinegar in some apple juice which disguises the taste quite well. Lily.
When I drink Apple cider vinegar I usually add it to 1 cup of hot tea, anykind, I add honey and 1/8 tsp of baking soda the baking soda takes away the really strong vinegar taste. If I don’t want a hot drink I use room temp water with sugar or splenda and baking soda.
Hi, Slidefoot. I am 70 years old too and I have reduced my high blood pressure, my cholesterol and my blood sugar all in the last 3 months by using the many ideas on this website. So I do not know if using just one healthy remedy will do the trick. I treat my body as a whole system and not just isolated parts. I started eating a larger variety of vegetables especially green leafy ones, breakfast lunch and supper. I cut my carbs down to about 120 a day. I cut my fruit down to just a small slice of fresh fruit for 2 morning snacks; 2 afternoon snacks; 2 evening snacks; and I eat cucumber slices or celery or cauliflower with a little sea salt and nutritional yeast sprinkled on it (yum yum! )if I get hungry when reading before bed. I make a tonic for myself and my friends once every couple of days which I sip on throughout the day. The tonic tastes pretty good (to me anyway ) and all the ingredients are very good for all your body parts.
The Tonic Recipe is:Put 1/4 cup organic raw apple cider vinegar and 1/8 c organic raw local honey Or real maple syrup (not fake maple flavored syrup) into a food processor or blender. Blend this with the following fresh living ingredients (not bottled or dehydrated stuff)Equal parts of: 1 whole peeled lemonpeeled garlicsliced onionsliced ginger root
Pour this mash into a pint size glass jar and cover. It will stay useful for a couple of weeks, but it is best to take a 3 or 4 spoons of this every day so it shouldn’t be sitting in the fride very long. Take a heaping table spoon of this Health Tonic as soon as you awake in the morning, with lunch, and before bedtime. You can mix it in water, juice, or tea if you wish. I often take it right out of the spoon. It is quite zesty and I have developed a fondness for it. It is good for cleaning/toning your liver. It is good for heart and blood pressure and a hundred other things that need support in our internal organs which work in harmony with each other. This tonic is also anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacteria, ant-viral, anti-parasite, anti-yeast, anti-fungus. It supports your pro-biotics. Good health to you, hope you’re enjoying your journey into sharing your own wisdom. Nuri
Why would apple cidar vinegar make you itch when taken internally?
It is likely clearing toxins, and this is a temporary condition.
Some people can’t tolerate vinegar as well as others. If you have candida it can actually aggravate it instead of helping it. I read so many wonderful things about ACV I decided to try it for my candida related health issues. I ended up getting a yeast infection from it, even when I mixed it with baking soda for the acidity. I’m not knocking the ACV beneficial effects for some people…. It’s just not for me.
It’s possible that the ACV is throwing your body’s pH balance out of whack. You should find out what your balance is before trying something acidic. “Apple cider vinegar is an exception: unlike almost every other vinegar, it has an alkaline ash and improves pH by making the body less acidic. “
Read more at Suite101: Tips to Balance Acid Alkali pH: Beat Chronic Pain, Inflammation, Acid Indigestion, Fatigue and More http://www.suite101.com/content/tips-to-balance-ph-a24438#ixzz14AXe0Wur
ACV has been great for my other ailments (especially warts!), but it made my hemorrhoids much much worse. They went from being a minor nuisance to swelling twice their size, becoming incredibly sore and oozing. Ouch! I’ll never try this again!
A message to Earth Clinic: Why are you not fans of the baking soda/ACV mix? Do you feel that the addition of the baking soda adds too much sodium to be healthy?
Secondly, if our bodies are meant to be slightly alkaline, doesn’t consuming ACV add MORE acid to our system? Won’t my body then try to neutralize the acidity by drawing calcium from my bones to maintain the proper pH, which might lead to a calcium deficit leading to osteoporosis?
Dear friends, I would ask about the worms that exist in the vinegar, especially in apple vinegar is not filtered or treated much to inhibit the growth of these worms. Wonder if is bad for health? Or if they grow and create a population in the stomach. Anyway, what is the truth about these parasitic worms of vinegar, for those who make use of apple cider vinegar for health? Is it dangerous? dangerous as there are worms that attack the human body. I look back, Grateful, Carlos Viccino
Carlos, those aren’t worms. It is sediment from the unfiltered vinegar. This milky, cloudy, and stringy looking stuff at the bottom of the container is what contains the healthiest part of the mixture. It also lets you know that the important vitamins and minerals, enzymes, and naturally occurring good bacteria have not been compromised due to over processing, filtration, or excessive heating. Before consuming, shake the bottle gently to thoroughly distribute all of the nutrients, pour, and serve.
Hello everyone, I know in the States you use tablespoons as an amount for the ACV. In Europe we do not, mostly we talk in “ml” Milliliteror 1 tablespoon of sugar. I searched the internet and found out that 1 tbs is 15ml of liquid! A normal size tbs in Europe is 6ml maybe 8ml! So, I think most European people take more than the half of ACV in their home made cocktail. As I read often “it doesn’t work”. I know there is a lot of misunderstanding between the European and US and English sizes or amounts. Just have a look on this site http://www.curezone.com/conversions.asp
I hope that Earthclinic can make this clear on the site. So that it’s clear for everyone on this planet. Regards KS, Holland Amsterdam
To Keyser Soze from Amsterdam, You can buy the american measuring cups and sets with teaspoon, tablespoon, 1/4, 1/2, 1/8 tablespoon at any Blokker here for only 2-3 euro per set. Might be easier than converting everything. Groet, Tina
Are the curative powers of Apple Cider Vinegar also found in other kinds of vinegar? In the country where I live, they don’t sell ACV but there’s plenty of rice vinegar and I’ve even seen banana vinegar.
How much of the ACV benefits are due to the acetic acid which is present in other kinds of vinegar too? Are other kinds of vinegar also beneficial, even if ACV is better? Can one substitute other vinegars for ACV with good results? Thanks.
U have many options to use vinegar. Best option is to make Apple cider Vinegar at home. It is very easy. U can find so many articles on the net on how 2 make ACV at home. However other vinegars are also very good and can subsitute the apple vinegar. But the best option is to make it at home
Is there a way to “nuetralize” the smell of ACV? It is very strong and is not so pleasant to smell. Like an oil or something that would make it be less strong? I use the organic ACV with “mother”. Thanx I appreciate any comments. I tried to add olive oil to it but i think it made the smell stronger if i remember correctly.
the best way to get it down is to plug your nose and use a straw positioned farther back in your mouth and then after you’re done lick a spoon dipped in a small amount of honey.
Can lemon juice be used instead of acv in all (most) of the remedies?
I would have to say that I disagree completely with the_phoenix’s conclusions. I regard taking lemon or lime with baking soda as the major factor that helped me to successfully cure my candida. My understanding of the use of lemon and lime or ACV with baking soda came after my own long period of use and experimentation (4 years).
For me, lemon and lime with baking soda is the most useful because:
* It provides good citrate and ascorbate balance between sodium and potassium electrolytes.
* This remedy both alkalizes the blood as well as the internal body cell environment.
*As Ted has said, the lemon or lime remedy normalizes many biological parameters including pH, ORP, phosphates, bicarbonates and antioxidants of vitamin C.
I also use the ACV and baking soda remedy, but usually only if I need more energy, because the malates formed from the malic acid in ACV are utilized in the Kreb’s energy cycle of cell metabolism and respiration. But I also use methylene blue or hydrogen peroxide internally, they are usually just as good as ACV, if not better, for increasing the efficiency of cell respiration and increasing energy levels in general.
I’ve also found, from personal usage, that lemon or lime plus baking soda seems to actually alkalize the body better than using ACV. As Ted says, ACV and BS only alkalizes the body to a pH of 7, whereas the lemon and lime remedy normally alkalizes the body to a higher and more balanced level.
Also, in the_phoenix’s post, I note that she gives many reasons for her belief that ACV is better than the lemon/lime remedy and then afterwards, with no further critique on lemon/lime — no reasons — she concludes:
“Lemon juice has different properties[WHAT DIFFERENT PROPERTIES?] and hence is NOT a suitable subsitute in most cases although it is also an organic acid and contains potassium.”
Here is what Ted from Bangkok offers and concludes regarding the ACV and Lemon/Lime remedies:
“In my opinion the best formula to use is the lime-baking soda formula, after drinking it many biological terrain parameters would be normalized the best.”
The judgements the_phoenix offers are neither fair or good enough in the criticisms of the lemon and lime remedy.
Remember that people who have no experience at all read EC, and I would personally hate to think that I would mis-advise or mislead anyone concerning any of the remedies here.
Hi Bill, in the Philippines, you mentioned lemon or lime with baking soda. Would like to know the recipe for that. Would you share that with me? Thanks, Don
Anyone experiencing stomach discomfort after taking that particular apple cider vinegar should switch brands. the type of wooden barrel the cider is aged in can contain resin that can get into the applecider. it's not the acv vinegar thats bothering the stomach ie., bloating, cramping and gas pains etc…it's the resin from the barrel !
The first book on vinegar I read was by a Vermont doctor who did his studies in conjunction with the Uni. of Georgetown and and govt. agencies associated with their studies. He rcommended 1 tsp of acv with 1 tspn. of honey 3x’s a day usually before meals or with meals because the trace minerals in the honey add to and complement those in the acv. For chronic conditions he upped it to 1TBSN of honey to 1 TBSN acv 3x’s a day. He also reported on it’s effective use with his patients who were having trouble staying pregnant or were having fertility problems. He got the idea from the local farmers who routinely used it to cure fertility problems with their cattle/dairy animals.
Use a drinking straw aimed at the back of the mouth to drink the ACV water concoction. It gets the drink past the teeth and most of the taste buds. Goes down smooth (almost.) Love this site.
After reading this website I went to the grocery store to buy ACV. All the brands had what was called 5% reduced> Are these effective as Organic? If not where do you purchase organic? And what do they mean by 5% reduced?
Grocery store ACV (acetic acid) starts out as “glacial” acetic acid…that is, water-free acetic acid, which has a pH of 2.4. They then take that glacial acetic acid and water it down to a pH of 5 to get a standardized solution of acetic acid that they label “vinegar”…in other words they “reduce” the acidity to 5 percent. That is what they mean by “reduced to 5 percent”. I don’t’ know if what they call organic vinegar is also just diluted glacial acetic acid, so I’ll find out by reading the label the next time I go to the store. Personally, organic vinegar is so much more expensive than regular vinegar that it is not worth the price. Plus, it is very easy to make your own organic vinegar at home. Buy a gallon of organic apple cider. Remove the lid, and cover the top with several thicknesses of cheesecloth, secured with a rubber band (to keep the fruit flys out). Stir the cider around to introduce air into it and in a few weeks, it will naturally turn to vinegar. Put the cap on and shake the cider every day to make sure that air is getting into it (acetobacteria are an aerobic species and need oxygen to do their work). You can also innoculate your cider with a small amount of vinegar (organic or regular) to get the fermentation going. Given time and oxygen, cider or wine will turn to vinegar.
p.s. and in case you haven’t noticed, regular old grocery store vinegar will also develop a mother culture over time, so there is nothing special about organic vinegar except the price.
Thank you for this recipe! I have always wondered how to do this!
Oh, no problem, Tanya. But be aware that the fermentation will draw fruit flys. And btw, the vinegar is ready when the cider smells and tastes like vinegar…let your nose and tastebuds be your guide. Also, homemade vinegar can vary in acidity and sometimes have a pH of above (meaning more alkaline than) 5, which is why it shouldn’t be used for water-bath canning of pickles, relishes, etc. In other words, home made vinegar may not be acidic enough to deter botulism in water-bath processed home-canned goods.
What IS special about expensive "organic" ACV is its lack of pesticides. Apples are one of the most heavily pesticides crops. If "regular" store vinegar were "organic" it would be declared boldly on the label because "organic" is a selling point that allows them to demand a higher price for it. "Regular" vinegar is neither "organic" nor equal to organic ACV.
Premixing ACV and Honey
If you are having trouble getting the honey to mix with the ACV try this. I talked to the B__gg people and they said it is fine to do this. I mix 1 c. ACV and 1/2 c. Honey together and put into an empty ACV bottle. Then when I am ready to drink it I take out 1 Tablespoon full and mix in 8 oz. water and drink. I don’t mix up any more than that because the B__gg folks said to not keep it over a week like that. Works great for me and saves a lot of time.
I have side effects after taking 2 TBS ACV diluted in a 8 oz cup of water twice a day – a lot of gas and bloating problem, even acid reflex, I think. Anyway, I couldn’t sleep at night. That’s how uncomfortable it made my stomach and chest feel. Then, I tried two ways to ease the problem. One is adding about 1/4-1/2 TS of baking soda to the drink. It worked. But, I was concerned about the side effects of using the baking soda mentioned on this web site, so I switched my ACV drink to a lower dosage – 1 TBS ACV with a full glass of water, and always drink it after a meal. Either way helps my problem. Oh, I also found out another great way to stop the gas/bloating problem – apples. It really works. But, it seems green apples work the best. Hope the tips would help anyone with the same problem.
I have discovered a great way to take apple cider vinegar with no taste. I bought some empty caplets 00 size off the internet.If you google empty caplets a whole list of companies come up. Then i use an empty dropper and fill them up and take them like that with plain water to swallow them. The kind of dropper i use is the sort you get for putting drops in your ears for ear wax etc as i have not seen any to buy . Taking them this way also protects the tooth enamel as it doesn’t touch your teeth. I know you can get apple cider pills but there is a big question as to how much apple cider vinegar is actually in each pill and what do they do to it to get into the pill state. The empty caplet way is a sure way of getting pure apple cider vinegar in a tasteless way.You have to make them up fresh or they dissolve but it takes no time at all. I take 5 at a time as this is about a teaspoon full on the 00 size caplets
I was having a terrible time trying to take ACV and then I followed a post that ted responded to and he said o mix 1 teaspoon ACV and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a cup and then wait for it to stop fizzing and then add 1/2 a cup of water. I was so excited because you could not taste or smell the ACV. I am 39, female, with lupus and fibromyalgia.
Mixing with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) would neutralize all the acids (acetic, malic, ascorbic, etc.) that are in apple cider vinegar defeating the purpose of taking it!
Are you certain about the neutralizing effect of Baking Soda? I've read about that a few years ago and the effect was to change the nature of the acid to a different form of acid but the effect was not to completely defeat the acid. Ted, I believe, has written on this very issue.
For everyone using ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) on a more than rare instance, please note the following in my research of the product from webmd.com
Should I Use Apple Cider Vinegar?
The answer depends on how you want to use apple cider vinegar. As a salad dressing, you should be fine. But TAKEN AS A DAILY medical treatment, it could be a little more risky. Yes, some studies of applecider vinegar are intriguing. But a lot more research needs to be done. Right now, there is not enough evidence that apple cider vinegar — or any vinegar — has any health benefit for any condition. Since the benefits are unknown, so are the risks.
I think its a great option to help relieve the pain and suffering of various issues etc., but figured since everyone was somewhat glorifying ACV on the site I had to research it, and think this should be posted so people aren’t overding it… apparently it has been known if used too often to lead to potentially osteoperosis (bone thinning) and a slew of other things. Do your research people, please, for you.
Thank you for this site and the posts though, great great ideas and great great remedies. Being added to my favorites list b/c I dont prefer pill popping and shots to fix ailments/sickness etc.
While the information at WebMD is interesting, and I often like to refer to it also, it must mentioned that WebMD is very much in line with standard mainstream medicine.
Regardless, when proponents of standard medicine voice their concern for risks of different alternative ways, we should always keep the following in mind:
A fully referenced report from a few years back showed that as many as 2.2 million people in the US have in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs per year, and 8.9 million were exposed to unnecessary hospitalizations. But the biggest one is this: US number of deaths caused by conventional medicine annually: 783,936.
So, without a doubt, there are HUGE risks with standard mainstream medicine…
Morale: Always consider the source when they talk about risks!
I whole heartedly agree. Of course doctors are going to shoot down any inexpensive natural remedy because they can’t capitalize on it. They are all about drugs and treatments because it makes them and the drug companies money. I will take the natural remedies any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I have had great success with ACV, as well as cayenne pepper. They have worked better for me than any prescribed drugs.
In regards to doctors and pharmaceutical companies and not recommending “home” cures (that may or may not work–I believe ACV works by the way) because there is no profit in killing cancer (or whatever), I came across a quote somewhere (maybe even here) that bears repeating:
A live sheep can be sheared many times, but you can only kill him once.
QUESTION: I have asked this before with no reply. Why are the recommendations to DRINK the ACV rather than use in in salad dressing or other food preparations. Thank you.
I don’t buy the cheap distilled vinegar for any use, but I do buy a gallon of ACV at Save-a-Lot for about $2/gallon. If you keep it around long enough it grows plenty of mother without any help from the expensive _____ stuff. It works fine for me and has been for years now. I cook, clean, drink, and make medicine with it. At that price, I can afford to keep nothing but ACV and I always have it on hand for whatever I want to use it for, including cleaning my coffee pot periodically.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IS A TRIP. Listen to this, I usually use, 100% organic vinegar with Mother, always, but lately I have not had a chance to order it online. So I bought a bottle of regular ACV from the supermarket.”Heinz”. I notice fruit flies swarm around it like crazy, even when the cap is on. When I finally got a chance to use the organic again, I accidently left a few table spoons in a ramekin overnight, and found fruit flies were not attracted to it at all, and there were no floaters. Strange. I guess organic is better.
UNDISTILLED apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many natural benefits. Taking a shot of UNDISTILLED apple cider vinegar (ACV) has cured my sore throat on several occasions. Please be sure that it is the undistilled version and not distilled. This version has the particles at the bottom. The other type, which may look better, has no true nutritional value. ACV, if raised to a certain temperature can also lose some of its healing powers, better to take it at refrigerated or room temperature. In addition, ACV can be damaging to the teeth so be sure to brush them after rinsing with ACV.
I would suggest rinsing the mouth with water and not brushing for 2 hours so the tooth enamel can harden again.
I just wanted to let readers know, that if you have trouble taking the BSM due to taste and consistency, it is really delicious in coffee. I always put a pinch of baking soda in my coffee to reduce the acid. I am a person who can eat just about anything, but I also know that if I don’t care for the taste of something, I will not make a lifelong habit of taking it. I also found that you can’t disguise the taste of ACV. Straight with a pinch of baking soda, and take it down in a couple of swallows, much easier than dragging it out.
Here’s a suggestion for all those folks who write, “What if I go out to dinner with friends- How can I have my ACV/ Baking Soda or other concoction close to hand? I guess I’ll just have to run home!
You can make up a tiny travel kit or “night out” kit.
If you are male, check with your women friends about what they use for travelling with makeup, etc. Tell them what you need to carry and ask for suggestions how- We ladies are quite resourceful with this kind of thing :).
I have travelled with a 1-ounce bottle of ACV and a baby food jar of Baking Soda. It takes up almost no room, and is right there when you need it. You don’t have to lug a quart jar of ACV out to dinner with you.
It may work for you to place your small kit in the glove compartment of your car on your way out the door (Maybe not a good idea to leave it in there 24/7), or in a manpurse if you carry one. Or in the pocket of your parka.
Just put enough pre-measured in the container for one or two applications. That alleviates the need for measuring.
There are small, flat liquid and solid containers in the cosmetic department of Walmart, other department stores or beauty supply stores which you can use for things like this.
You can use empty, cleaned baby food jars from the grocery for powders. That’s just an example. Stick one of baking soda in your glovebox so thsat it’s there when you need it.
It’s quite possible to get creative and come up with a tiny little, one-or-two application kit which will meet your specific needs.
Just sit down and work it out once and the problem is solved.
Hope this helps someone-
Ingesting ACV has long been used for medical treatment and is sometimes very effective.. HOWEVER, one should also take an iodine supplement, such as kelp tablets or kelp extracts while using this therapy. Extended ACV consumption can remove iodine from the body, and can result in thyroid problems. (Salt also causes the same problems which is why commercial salt has added iodine.) I learned all this back in the early 1970’s, and have not found this important information on iodine/ACV interaction in any articles or books recently. However I have not covered your entire site. So in case no one has mentioned this yet, it really needs to be addressed.
My great great grandfather sold a liniment known as “IXL liniment, fit for man and beast” He claimed it to be 100% successful with all kinds of ailments and illnesses. I am not discounting the advertisements of either IXL OR ACV. One of the benefits of ACV that you failed to mention is its ability to break up black burns in pots and pans. Boil enough vinegar to cover burn mark and boil for half an hour. Keep track of contents so vinegar does not evaporate and allow to cool enough to handle. It takes a lot of hard rubbing but it will break up. Re boiling vinegar several times helps.
If you would like to enjoy the benefits of inhaling ACV while sleeping, you can add a cup or two of ACV to the tank (usually 1 gallon) of a cool-mist vaporizer along with enough water to fill. Then plug it in and set it next to your bed so the vapor flows in your direction. Also, the book Vermont Country Medicine by Dr. D.C. Jarvis offers a wealth of information on benefits of ACV, kelp, etc. It’s out of print but you can still find copies. Thank you all for your contributions to this website. It’s a treasure.