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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Activated Charcoal
- ACV, Ginger, Garlic
- Alkaline Acid Diet
- Alkaline Water
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Apple
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Manuka Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Orange Peel, Aloe
- Artichoke Extract, Aloe Vera
- Avoid Alcohol
- Avoid Non-Fat Dairy
- Avoid Steak
- Baby Food
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda and Water, Lose Weight
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Basil Seeds
- Bentonite Clay
- Betaine Hydrochloride
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blended Raw Potato
- Blood Type Diet
- Calcium and Magnesium
- Cell Salts
- Chamomile Tea
- Chew Slowly
- Chia Seed
- Coconut Oil
- Coffee Creamer
- Decaf Coffee
- Detox Am Tea
- Detoxification Diet
- Dietary Changes
- Digestive Enzymes
- Digestive Enzymes, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics
- Eliminate Grains and Legumes
- Eliminate Soy
- Fruit Juice
- General Feedback
- GERD Surgery
- Ginger Ale
- Gluten-Free Diet
- Green Tea
- High Altitudes
- Hot Peppers
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
- Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV and Baking Soda
- Ibuprofen Connection
- Ice Cubes
- Kefir, Kombucha
- Kombucha Tea
- Liver Cleanse, ACV and Baking Soda
- Low Carb Diet, Hcl
- Lugol's Iodine
- Magnesium Chloride
- Mangosteen Juice
- Mastic Gum
- Miso Soup
- Multiple Remedies
- Non-Alcoholic Beer
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Oil
- Orange Peel
- Orange Peel Extract
- Palm Oil
- Petai (Stink Bean)
- Pickle Juice
- Pickled Okra
- Pine Needles
- Pine Nuts
- Potato Juice
- Probiotics, Hlc
- Raise the Bed
- Raw Honey
- Reader Feedback
- Reader Theories
- Red Wine
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Reduce Stress
- Remedies Needed
- Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
- Sea Salt
- Severe Acid Reflux Remedies
- Sleep on Your Left Side
- Slippery Elm
- Soda Water
- Soy Milk
- Sprouted Moong Lentils
- Sugar Tea
- Ted's Remedies
- Tomato Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vinegar Based Foods
- Vinegar-Based Hot Sauce
- Vitamin B-6
- Water and Sea Salt
- Wheat Sensitivity
- Yogurt, Apples
[YEA] 04/27/2007: Linda from Palestine, TX: "I have LPR (Larngopharyngeal reflux). I drink 4 oz. of Aloe Vera juice each morning on an empty stomach. I am able to eat anything I like, without heartburn or indigestion, which also curbs the LPR created by the acid reflux."Replies
09/09/2009: Michele from Los Angeles, California, Usa replies: "Response to Linda. I have LPR as well, and yours was the first post I have seen linking aloe vera as a cure for LPR. Thank you so much! I am going to get some on my way home tonight and give it a try."
09/10/2009: New To All This from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I looked for aloe vera in Whole Foods and found so many versions I didn't know what to get. One brand has several formulas, including one that indicates it's for acid reflux but contains peppermint, which is supposed to be avoided for acid reflux. What should--or should not--be in the ingredients? I didn't see George's."
09/23/2009: Janise from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I bought the most expensive Aloe Vera at Whole Foods and didn't notice a difference from the cheaper one I get at Trader Joes. But fresh aloe plant is the best. I talked to the people at Whole Foods and they found a company that delivers fresh juiced Aloe vera and said they would order it for me if I wanted. I haven't done it yet but plan to. It is very jelly like so it is best to water it down in the blender."
02/29/2012: Peter B. from Eden, Nsw Australia replies: "For the last 30 years from time to time I have had an upset stomach and mouth ulcers. Doctor gave me medication helped a bit but still did not resolve the problem. One day I was looking up some information on the Internet for a mate.
He asked me why is it the British Cancer council has been blaming smoking for mouth, throat and stomach cancer. This caused millions of Brits to stop smoking, however the incidence of these cancers continues to rise not only for smokers but also for non smokers..
So I got on the internet and looked up a few websites and came across many sites containing items relevant to the above.
Yes TOOTHPASTE & Mouthwash
Anyway after reading a few and about Fluoride that was used in Nazi Concentration camps and Russian Gulags and is still used in some 3rd world countries jails to keep prisoners doped and subservient.
So I went to our local supermarket and bought some Australian Made natural toothpaste.
This is all natural ingredients (No Fluoride) Aloe Vera does a better job than fluoride. If a small child swallows the equivalent to 1/4 tube with all the detrimental chemicals of normal toothpaste it will either get very sick or even die. Aloe Vera and the contents of Grants Toothpaste if swallowed are kinder to the stomach and will have little or no detrimental effect on the child.
You often see the adds for some toothpaste extolling "The ring of confidence" stating it kills most of the bacteria leaving your mouth fresh.
Where I grew up in the North of England being a bit short I was told by our boxing instructor that the human mouth has the highest body part for bacteria, this bacteria is a vital part and is needed by the body and digestive system.
He also added if ever in a fight never punch anyone in the mouth. If you should break off a piece of tooth and it became embedded in your hand or knuckle you would have a crippled hand for the rest of your life due to high levels of bacteria from your opponents mouth. Course being a bit short I had to learn either how to fight (small people) or learn to run "Very Fast"!
Anyway by using the natural toothpaste over the last few months from the first day to today I have never had an upset stomach, mouth ulcer or had to take any medication to address the previous problems."
02/29/2012: Peter B. from Eden, Nsw Australia replies: "Just search the internet to find what is in ordinary toothpaste. Then after getting the shock of your life try using a natural toothpaste with aloe vera that is a great thing, far superior and less damaging than flouride on your teeth, gums and digestive system. Also the natural high levels of your own essential bacteria in your mouth will once again after many years of being cleaned away by ordinary toothpaste, give your body and digestive system time to recover and heal."
[YEA] 03/11/2007: Shalese from Syracuse, Utah: "I started taking aloe vera juice 1 week ago I had come to the end of my rope after being on aciphex for heartburn for 5 years. then being told to double up on my dose. that did not even work anymore I had such bad heartburn I thought I would never make it through the day. I called my doctor and he told me to come pick up samples for other meds. I decided I was sick of the meds. so I went to my local Health foods store looking for answers. They told me to take aloe vera juice about 2oz- 8oz a day. I didn't think it would work,but i was desperate. I took it that day and it did nothing! I still slept like crap that night. but the next day i took it. after the second time i took it my heartburn just went away. It hasent returned for 1 week. I have not taken any meds whatsoever. but yet I feel gassy. But I still would rather have gas instead of heartburn anyday. if anyone knows anything how to get rid of severe gas contact me please."Replies
07/14/2009: Sumathi from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India replies: "This refers to the Gas trouble that Shalese from Syracuse, Utah has. A pinch of Carom Seeds, few minutes after every meal. You can consume water but only after five minutes of taking the carom seeds this relieves you from Gas. It is also a good antibiotic. It cured me and I now suggest every one. I do take it regularly."
EC: Carom seeds are also called Ajwain seeds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajwain
[YEA] 08/04/2011: Larry from Arlington, Texas, Usa replies: "I've had acid reflux since 1989. Started drinking this natural drink and after 16 to 20 weeks of drinking twice daily, I don't have acid reflux anymore. Find out how I did it. Check out http://gettingridofacidreflux.blogspot.com."
02/11/2012: R0xurw0rld from Quechee, Vt replies: "If you have gas, best thing to take for it is beano- prevents gas before you eat."
[YEA] 02/27/2007: Toni from Palm Desert, CA: "I have bouts of acid reflux, and am therefore intrigued by the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. Like a number of the people who responded to your posting, I, too, ended up in the emergency room on more than one occasion surrounded by perplexed physicians. Since I won't take pharmaceuticals, I began experimenting with natural remedies, and have found that taking an ounce of Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate before each meal stops any unpleasant symptoms. Interestingly, aloe tastes a little like ACV. In addition to the aloe, I have found that chewing each mouth-full of (wholesome) food thoroughly before swallowing helps enormously. This takes much of the digestive burden off of the stomach. It's important to eat your meal slowly, chewing each bite of food until it's totally pulverized. Too many of us eat under stressful conditions, devouring our meal like it's the first we've seen in days. DGL-500 (deglycyrrhizinated licorice), Ayurved series, is also quite helpful when taken between meals or at bedtime. It helps to protect the stomach lining, and unlike regular licorice, will not elevate blood-pressure."
[YEA] 04/09/2006: Susan from Bayfield, CO: "I found that drinking a half cup of aloe vera juice mixed with apple or white grape juice in the morning relieved symptoms dramatically. I occasionally get symptoms if I over indulge spices or greasy foods!"
[YEA] 11/23/2008: Bill from Baguio City, Philippines: "I spent most of my 70 years suffering with an acid stomach. Tried everything. I couldn't even drink a glass of water without my stomach burning. One day I read an article in Reader's Digest about an Australian Doctor who discovered the Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria in the stomach. After reading his story I went to my doctor. They did an Endoscopy on my stomach and the biopsy proved I had the H. Pylori Bacteria. Took antibiotics for two weeks and since that time I have had NO stomach burning sensation except for when I eat flaming chili!!
They now have a test for this bacteria using your breath in a balloon an analyzing the breath. My stomach is GREAT and I'm so glad I read that article!! I hope your stomachs get cured so you can truly enjoy life."
09/25/2009: Skinlady from Ridgefield, Wa replies: "This is in comment to Bill from the Philipines...
My late husband developed stomach cancer as the result of the pylori ulcer. He had indigestion and heartburn for almost a year, being given all kinds of anti-acids products to no avail...no antibiotics were given, however. After he demanded that they put a tube down in his stomach and see what was going on, did he get an answer. And of course it wasnt a good one......cancer. He was gone within 5 months! My advice... if you have heartburn or any kind of continuing indigestion, get on it immediately!@!! (his general practioner apologized to me later for letting him slip through his fingers)."
10/21/2010: Dragon from Nyc, New York replies: "I hear sangre de drago is known to kill H pylori."
[YEA] 04/09/2008: Joe from Helena, Mt: "One year ago, I had a dentist appointment-Infected tooth. I was prescribed an antibiotic. About a year previously, on the news, was a story about a researcher discovering that some bacteria in your stomach could not be killed by antiboitics alone. Antibiotics and the metal barium combined could kill those bacterica.That story, for some"strange reason", did not become part of the medical lore surrounding the agony of common people involved in the extremely expensive fight with ACID REFLUX. One year later, ten days of antibiotics, one and one half ounce of Pepto Bismol each of seven of those days--I am free of agonizing sleepless hours. I'm 67 Years old- probably 10 of which I have suffered with acid reflux. Try it. It cost Me about 15 bucks. It could cost those who profit from "acid reflux" billions - Think for yourself! Good Luck. JDX
PS-Eat quality yogert for a few days afterward to re-establish friendly bacteria in your stomach."Replies
08/09/2012: Dr. Matt from Gilbert, Az replies: "Just to clarify for the above anecdote: Pepto Bismol contains BISMUTH, not BARIUM. On occasion, antibiotics may temporarily eradicate acid causing bacteria if they are present. Barium and Bismuth are relatively inert elements. (unless they are of the radioactive kind)"
Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- 6-8 ounces water
- Tall glass
Start with one teaspoon and build up to as much as two tablespoon's worth of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water. If you take this tonic with meals you can balance out your stomach's acid content. For those whose stomach do not create enough acid for digestion, this is enough to prevent acid reflux.
[YEA] 12/11/2013: Gina from Montana, Usa: "Just wanted to confirm that apple cider vinegar for acid reflux is amazing! I read about it on Earth Clinic a few weeks ago and have been taking just 1 teaspoon on water before my dinner meal. I have no more acid reflux problems!"Replies
12/11/2013: Vanessa from Philippines replies: "Hi! Do you have to use warm water with ACV for acid reflux? I have been suffering for a month now and the medicines I tried like omeprazole and pantopraloze only made my feeling worse after a temporary relief. I always feel week all day, would like to vomit, I can't wait and I have nausea. I tried 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water upon waking up this morning and it has already improved my condition. I pray that this would be the cure for me. -)"
12/14/2013: Gina from Montana, Usa replies: "Hi Vanessa, I have been using both warm and room temperature water with the apple cider vinegar. Now that it's winter, I am craving hot water with ACV! Good luck to you. I truly hope it works for your acid reflux."
[YEA] 12/08/2013: Kay from Jax, Fla, Usa: "I have been reading this website for a couple of years now and I read about all the great things ACV does. Well, I tried this and it does work. I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux after an endostomy. I was put on Omoprofhil(not sure of spelling). After taking the medicines for about 4 months, I decided to try the ACV. I put a 1/2 teaspoon in a 1/2 glass of water and drink it in the morning and before bed. I have been doing this now for two months and no longer to I have to sleep on elevated pillows, I have not heartburn or belching. Its been fantastic! Just wanted everyone to know, it does work."
[YEA] 11/07/2013: Zark from Emerald City, The Land Of Oz: "ACV works! I started taking ACV for my prostate problems (worked for that too) and then noticed the reflux had gone away too! Wow how cool is that, what an amazing little home remedy this is. I'm using about 1 and a half tablespoons in juice once or twice a day."Replies
11/07/2013: Zark from Emerald City, The Land Of Oz replies: "Make sure to start with a smaller amount of ACV and build up. Also be sure to mix with juice or water and not to take it straight, as evidently some folks have trouble with the acidity."
[WARNING!] 10/10/2012: Kelitababy from Yucaipa, Ca, Usa: "I had heard how beneficial ACV was for acid reflux and other things, so I bought bottle from a health food store, went out to my car, opened it up and took a big swig. Disaster struck, I couldn't breath, the strong fumes from undiluted ACV force the epiglottis to close and I could not breath, I thought I was going to die right there, but finally recovered. Lesson learned."
09/22/2012: Eddors12 from Wheat Ridge, Co/usa: "I have been using ACV for over a year to successfully control my acid reflux I take 2tbs. morning and evening I was diagnosed with acid reflux and did not want to take any more meds. In my case mine is being caused by prescriptions, which im confident I will be able to go off of eventually. If you are on meds your body does not produce enough acid thereby causing the symptoms, Just for the record I am 65 yrs old and 57 lbs overweight which I am now working to rectify. If anyone has any questions please contact me thru this site and I will reply I am on it regularly."Replies
11/12/2012: Michael from Lexington, Ky replies: "I have acid reflux and take prescription meds which does not seem to do anything. Is apple cider vinegar safe and effective. How much should you take and when? Please help, I am really desperate."
09/12/2012: Tina from Odessa, Texas: "Do I continue taking my reflux meds while trying ACV for severe acid reflux."Replies
09/12/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Tina, Lifelong acid reflux can be cured by eating probiotic rich foods like home-made kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and lacto-fermented veggies. Kefir especially is incredible since it goes into the gut and re-colonizes by adding more good bacteria to your body. Much needed!
See here http://culturedfoodlife.com/ to make cheaply at home, or buy BUBBIES brand sauerkraut and dill pickles since they are loaded with probiotics.
Take ACV too.
You should feel brand spanking new in no time.
08/08/2012: Nel from Manila, Philippines: "Bill from San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines- Is there anyway we could talk? Would want to chat and gain more information from you about this condition I have and which has taken over my life. I stay and live in Manila. It would be much appreciated to hear from you. Have been suffering from really really bad laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux or silent reflux."Replies
10/13/2012: Deo from Quezon City, None replies: "hi po.. Anu po gusto nyo itanong about sa (GERD)?? im from philippines to! ^_^"
07/03/2012: Sealbeachluvr from Antelope Valley, Ca: "Hello, My name is Mary and I was recently diagnosed with Acid Reflex/GERD. Approximately twelve days ago today, I woke up with severe nausea; to date, I have not thrown up. The desire to throw up is strong and it last quite some time. With this symptom, I am burping often throughout the day. I also feel tightness in my throat; however, I am able to swallow well. Maybe once or twice a day my mouth gets watery like when you are about to throw up. I would like to note that since given medication by my Dr. the burping has stopped and so has the nausea. Because of the nausea I have no desire to eat; however, with the medication which has stopped the nausea, I am eating again. I am eating extremely healthy afraid to get that nausea feeling back so I am loading up on "Juices" from my local health store the kind where they put my vegetables in the machine and juice it. I also have a feeling in my stomach that I am starving and then a strong burning sensation. All of the symptoms are new to me and with HIGH anxiety that I suffer with everyday, I am scared. I went for a second opinion and the second Dr also told me that he feels I have Acid Reflex and told me to continue to the first medication the first Dr gave me.
For three days I have been on the medication; however, also during these three days I have been on GOOGLE diligently seeking natural alternatives for my diagnosis. I came across many sites on Apple Cider Vinegar (Mother). I have read exceptional testimonies on how it not only treats Acid Reflex but other aliments as well.
Today I woke up with severe nausea again. I was so sad. I was hoping to wake up to a new day but it just didn't happen this way. Instead of grabbing my pill, I woke up, heated water and added two tablespoons of ACV and drank it with a straw. The nausea subsided almost immediately and without any medication in my system, I just drank a smoothie from Jamba Juice and ate Oatmeal successfully. This is my first day drinking ACV. Has anyone here been told they have Acid Reflex and if you have, has anyone on here experienced my same symptoms? Does ACV really work for this problem? I have to be honest and say the nausea diminished almost immediately and I have not taken any prescribed medication today.
How often should I consume ACV during the week? Also, is it normal for my tummy to feel weak/tender? I don't have pain it just feels tender. I guess tender best describes the feeling. I understand that eating meat, oils, etc. Bring AR on; however, I am an extremely healthy eater and I have been a vegetarian for years and I do not eat fast food. I think I should add that about a week before this gross sickness broke out, the Superior Market had Cherries on sale for 69 cents a pound and they also had Mangos on sale, 2 for $1.00. In three days, I consumed about 3 pounds of Cherries and 6 Mangos, peel and all. My mom says that this could have brought it on can fruit lead to Acid Reflex? Would it hurt to take the medication with the ACV or should I just stick with the ACV?
It is just so hard to believe that ACV would work so well. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone going through what I am going through. The anxiety makes me feel like I am sicker than what the Dr tells me. My anxiety began when my husband died 10 years ago in a car accident and I have a fear of death. I would appreciate any feedback on ACV it just sounds hard to believe. So if you have any experience with ACV I would LOVE to hear back from you. I am going to drink it again at lunch. It isn't the best tasting stuff but I am able to consume it with hot water. (Sorta like a yucky tea) ALSO CAN STRESS CAUSE ACID REFLUX or is it solely from food intake?"Replies
07/03/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Sealbeachluvr... The reason ACV has worked to help with your Reflux problem is because ACV is acid. To help you understand this, a short simple description on how digestion works will help.
* When food enters the stomach, the hydrochloric acid secreted by the stomach normally works to kill all the bacteria and the protein-digesting stomach enzymes(pepsin) partially digest the food with the muscles around the stomach helping to mash and breakup the food. The purpose of this stage is to fully prepare the food for the next stage -- main stage duodenal digestion in the upper intestines.
* When the stomach acid is at the correct strength -- and only when it is at the right acid strength -- a hormone is released into the blood called secretin which in turn triggers the secretion of the pancreatic enzymes in a solution of bicarbonate(alkaline) into the duodenum for main stage digestion.
* If the stomach acid or food chyme mixture in the stomach is not at the correct acid strength (low acid) then the pancreatic enzymes and juices will not be triggered and released for main stage digestion(alkaline) in the duodenum and the acid food mixture (chyme) will just sit there in the duodenum stagnating, rotting and fast breeding bad pathogens with associated spread of pathogens into the upper intestines leading to further problems later. This also causes reflux.
* Another twist to this problem is if your body also lacks bicarbonates. As already described, your pancreas needs stores of bicarbonates to neutralize the acid food coming into the duodenum from the stomach. So if you are lacking bicarbonate stores, the acid food passing into the duodenum will not be neutralized and, again, acid intestine and reflux will be the result.
Therefore two things become apparent:
* You must ensure that your stomach acid levels are at their correct strength and amounts for proper and complete digestion to occur.
* You must have adequate stores of bicarbonates in the pancreatic juices to fully neutralize the acid chyme or food when it passes from the stomach into the duodenum for main stage digestion.
It is also fairly obvious to me that the reason ACV helps against acid reflux is because it is acid -- so this helps to increase your stomach acidity which is what you need to do.
You have already said that your doctor gave you some pills for your reflux. Generally doctors give PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) which actually work to massively inhibit stomach acid because doctors always seem to incorrectly assume that reflux is caused by too much stomach acid, when in fact the direct opposite is true in 90% of reflux problems -- which is usually caused by too little acid in the stomach -- as I have already described above.
To help remedy your problem:
* Take betaine hydrochloride tablets at mealtimes. The way to find the correct dose of betaine(and thereby find the correct stomach acid strength) is to increase the dose slowly by one tablet at mealtimes until there is an acid feeling. Then cut back by one or two tablets. Later you will again get an acid feeling so cut back again. Do this until you no longer have to take the betaine hydrochloride tablets -- your stomach acid is now normal.
* Take pancreatin enzymes to ensure proper digestion in the duodenum.
* Take 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt with water once or twice a day outside mealtimes. The chloride from the Sea Salt helps to generate hydrochloric acid (HCl) which may be lacking in your stomach. Sea Salt also provides your body with other useful minerals.
* Take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate(Arm & Hammer brand is fine) with water a half an hour after you finish each of your daily meals when all the food has moved out of the stomach into the duodenum. This greatly aids alkaline main stage digestion in the duodenum and also helps to replenish bicarbonate stores in the pancreas. This will also act to reduce the reflux and will also help to reduce the burning acid pain.
* To increase your appetite take B Complex vitamins everyday."
07/13/2012: Windhill Whistler from Rocky Face, Ga replies: "Why have several people said they drink the avc and water with a straw?"
10/05/2012: Nat from Woodstock, Va replies: "Warning: Not everyone who has Acid Reflux or GERD suffers from "too little stomach acid, " which is the reason that is usually given for taking ACV. Some people simply DO have TOO MUCH acid production, and ACV will make it worse. I tried ACV and it never did anything but give me heartburn and increased reflux.
The truth is, pouring acid on top of acid is NOT always a good idea, no matter what anyone here says. If your problem is excess stomach acid, your condition will get worse. Just take the omeprazole, fo heaven's sake. :)"
10/08/2012: Sherri from Charleston, Illinois replies: "Absolutely! I tried the ACV (the mother kind) and it made my problem much worse. I have to take nexium because of a stomach surgery I had a few years ago. I have plenty of acid believe me... Lol. Acid reflux is absolutely no fun, especially if it happens in the middle of the night and goes up your nostrils or into your brochials. That happened to me two nights ago even with the Nexium that I take.
I am now onto a few things that I am trying for another condition. One of the things I am using is Tumeric and first tried it last night. Last night was the first night without any reflux symptoms at all! I am hoping I stumbled onto something that also works for my stomach."
10/24/2013: Marisa from Houston replies: "Hi I read your response to the other person, and I have so many questions for you, I was diagnosed with acid reflux like five weeks ago, and I am taking Omeprazole, I don't feel much better, I have no burning sensation or heartburn but I feel like I have food all day long in my troath, I have cut on diet coke and caffeine and try to eat smaller portions. But I don't feel much better, How do I know if I have low acid or high acid? should I just try the apple cider vinegar and see if it works, another person said that not everyone has low acid, so I am confused, what do you recomend I should do? I am really desperate of course.
Thank you in advance for your help. Marisa"
[YEA] 05/17/2012: Reginald from Rowlett, Tx: "I really had very bad gerd and having problems swallowing thick food I heard about Apple Cider Vinegar and the first time I took it it burned in my stomach. I seen a change in my acid reflux the very next day and it didnt burn anymore. I noticed a big increase in my energy level lol and I mean I have lots of energy now. I dont feel the burning in my stomach and have stopped taking proliscec. I take ACV in the morning and night before bed. 2tbs in 1cup of water and it smells and taste bad but the results for me are worth it. I'll be taking this stuff for the rest of my life. O yea it has really helped with my constipation also."Replies
02/02/2013: Sharon from Pittsford, Mi replies: "This is in response to Reginald from Texas. Yes, the ACV and water tastes bad, but add some honey to taste and it actually tastes pretty good. Honey is very benificial. I put 1 tablespoon of ACV, the mother kind, to 8 oz. of spring water. I heat about 4 oz. and then add 1 teaspoon of honey. (I save the other 4 oz. for later in the day. ) The honey will then dissolve better. Enjoy! :)"