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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
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.
[NAY] 05/03/2012: Nat from Bridgewater, Va: "Nay - every time I have tried ACV for my acid reflux, I have experienced no benefit, and often gotten additional heartburn as a result.
I know some people believe that acid reflux is due to a deficiency of stomach acid, but that does not seem to be the case for me. Pouring acid (ACV) on top of acid made little sense to me from the start and did not work in my case.
Omeprazole and the occassional Tums are the only things that control it."Replies
07/15/2012: Isobella from Uk replies: "Be very careful of long you take Omeprazole the long term side affects can be very bad."
08/09/2012: Dr. Matt from Gilbert, Arizona replies: "Just a side note from what "sistasuzy" wrote:
It is actually better if you leave the water until after your food is digested, if you drink too much water you will dilute the acidity of the HCl in your stomach and you will not digest properly. The current recommendations with those that have GERD are to eat meals and drink very little during those meals. After the meal has been completely digested, drinking water is helpful with residual reflux, however, the whole idea is to *digest* the food. Also, as I have written before, bicarb is regularly used as a cheap reflux aid, but baking soda (bicarb) lowers the acidity (raises the pH) too quickly and signals the proton pumps to produce more acid. The best remedies for "neutralizing" stomach acid are typically, Calcium Carbonate (tums) and Aluminum and Calcium Hydroxide (mylanta). Matt, Pharm D. MSCIS"
08/23/2012: Stan from Fort Walton Beach, Fl, Usa replies: "I actually caused my own problem with acid reflux, here's how. I drank (yes I did) a 16 oz glass of apple cider vinegar by pinching my nose and drinking it down all at once. I got a sore throat that night, and later woke up when acid splashed up into my throat beginning my now constant problem. Got an appointment at the clinic (after ruling out heart attack) proscibed me nexium (wait for about a month and see what happens) Since I'm on atacand HCL and Simvastatin, I checked the interactions when I got home and found there were problems with the mixture so I stopped taking the meds and passed the info to the clinic (who hadn't checked for this in advance). Now I'm looking to find a natural cure for my self induced acid reflux (surmise I did some damage to the asophagus since it now constantly leaks acid into my throat between meals). Any advice?"
02/20/2014: Gigi from Ct replies: "Did you use apple cider vinegar with the mother? I got mine from whole foods. I took 4 tablespoons twice a day before your lunch and dinner and then a drink water and I had a piece of bread then I sat down had my light meal. I also drank almost a half a gallon for a little bit more water everyday for 3 weeks. I also stayed away from dairy which can cause acid reflux!"
[NAY] 02/26/2012: Tom from Wolverhampton, Uk: "Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux: I have recently come across the Earth Clinic website and was pretty well excited at the prospect of finding a remedy for acid reflux that I have endured for years. I purchased the Apple Cider Vinegar and used the suggested dosage, 2 tablespoons with 1/4 teaspoon of Bicarb Of Soda in a glass of warm water. This was taken 1hr before a meal 3 times a day. After 3 days the acid reflux has become more pronounced both day and night.
I have taken different prescribed medicines in the past and they haven't worked. I had a gastroscope check done and nothing wrong was found. The whole experience has attempted to make me miserable but I have resisted that and endeavoured to find a solution. I was hopeful for this ACV remedy to work but after 3 days of trying it out, the symptoms have become slightly worse. Each night I waken after 2 hours sleep having been disturbed by the acid reflux. Sometimes I experience an associated high temperature and sweat.
Can any one offer me any advice for my situation. I would be most grateful. Thanks, Tom"Replies
02/27/2012: Andrea from Bismarck, Nd replies: "Hi there, this is just a brain bubble after reading your comment, but the high temperature caught my attention. Maybe consider ruling out an H. Pylori bacterial infection before you continue. H. Pylori is a strain of bacteria most commonly contributing to or causing stomach ulcersand other lesions. If that's the source of your troubles, that may resolve your reflux with treating the infection."
02/27/2012: Sistasuzy from Phoenix, Az replies: "People often hate it when I suggest that they don't drink enough water. One main cause of acid reflux is not enough water to properly digest your food. If you drink any beverages with caffeine in them you are acutally removing water from your body. Caffeine acts like a diuretic. So for every drink you have with caffeine in it - you would have to drink 2 glasses of water of the same amount just to be even. Try drinking just some water. I drink a whole glass of water about 30 minutes before each meal and I also drink some after the meal. If I have an occaiosional round of heartburn now I drink either the apple cider vinegar alone with some water or the baking soda in some water."
02/27/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Tom, the presence of stones in the gallbladder causes all sorts of digestive issues including acid reflux; this occurs because the flow of bile (2 liters per day) is disrupted. Bile is essential for digestion and the neutralization of acid. Hope this helps."
02/27/2012: Alex from Honolulu, Hi, United States replies: "Hello Tom, I used to have very bad reflux. I would never get the actual heartburn sensation, but I would get a lot of acid in my throat and pain as a result. Completely ridding my diet of rice, pasta, potatos, wheat, fruit, sugar, and then taking lemon bicarb has the reflux 100% gone. I was made very ill by taking reflux medication (PPIs) which is probably why my diet has to be so extreme. I would hope that most people could make do by just reducing starchy/carby foods and sugar rather than outright eliminating them.
I don't feel comfortable outright giving advice, so I'll just speak in terms of what worked for me:
In my personal experiences with ACV bicarbonate, no amount of the remedy would prevent my reflux if I consumed starchy or sugary foods. I was also surprised to figure out that reflux caused by one meal would carry into the following meals. If I ate a bowl of oatmeal I would get reflux that same meal, but I would also get *some* reflux for the following 3-10 meals. The reflux would graduallly lessen each meal if I stayed away from carbs and sugar. Overall this delayed negative reaction to a variety of meals made it very confusing to figure out which foods were problematic. My reflux was likely caused by an overgrowth of gut fungi/bacteria, likely a classic candida situation. However, you may experience reflux differently, and for different reasons.
I'd also like to note that my first times consuming bicarbonate had no immediate effect. Taking ACV (mildly diluted in water, without baking soda) directly with meals was slightly beneficial. This led me to conclude that my issue was having too little stomach acid (a common problem, though counterintuitive). I took Betaine HCl 650 mg w/ pepsin which is basically a stomach acid supplement and had dramatic positive results. I would definitely recommend researching Betaine HCl -- but be wary because if you do in fact have strong (or overactive) stomach acid then betaine hcl could be painful.
In the overall scheme of things the Betaine HCl was just a temporary solution for me. My own stomach acid did return to normal from Betaine HCl (as it does for many people) but I have a weak immune system and eating starchy foods again reverted me to my refluxy state. There's a hypothesis floating around that if your body is too acidic and unhealthy it will stop making stomach acid because it can barely handle neutralizing it after each meal. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it lead me to try both ACV baking soda and lemon baking soda. After only 2 days of taking the lemon bicarb I had so much stomach acid that I was unable to take betaine hcl without experiencing pain. I've kept the carbs very low and remained reflux free.
Hopefully you can find something that works for you. Good luck!"
02/27/2012: Mike from Montreal, Quebec Canada replies: "Alex, have you tried changing your diet to mostly alkaline by increasing the amount of vegetables, preferably raw?
Don't stop taking HCL betaine just to avoid burning issues since HCL is known to increase white blood cell count and thus reinforce your entire immune system. Take HCL with plenty of yogurt or after eating a lot of alkaline food. There are no negative side effects to taking too much HCL.
HCL won't probably cure your problem permanently because you need to get to the root cause of the problem. As Tim pointed out, gallbladder stones alone can cause problems because this clearly indicates a blocked liver from excess cholesterol deposits that reduces bile flow so vital to digestive health.
In my case I have completely restored my digestive health by naturally dissolving the excess cholesterol which at my age was the cumulative effect of having eaten to many fatty meals in my lifetime.
FOR EVERYONE: WHEN YOU EAT A FATTY MEAL DO YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT IT DOES NOT LEAVE SOME DEPOSIT OF CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR LIVER?
I learned the hard way that it does and when your liver gets clogged up to a point where there is below minimum bile flow, suddenly you begin to encounter digestive problems.
If left untreated over time would result into all sorts of complications as a result of a complete pathogen invasion of your system. The large quantity of bile in your stomach after every meal is enough to control all pathogens in your digestive system which is the root cause of excessive gas and other digestive abnormalities.
Furthermore, lack of bile can naturally lead to an increase in your body's overall acidity which no matter how much you attempt to alkalize it using Ted's formula for example, could never be a substitute for the real thing.
Just by unclogging your liver with a natural emulsifier such as granulated soy lecithin or pure liquid lecithin would offer a permanent solution to the problem. I am living proof of this since I started following this cholesterol emulsifier program. I now feel so good after eating a meal just like I remember when I was very young and healthy.
Many people don't realize the significant importance of correct levels of bile flow in your system.
When there is maximum bile flow in your digestive system you can feel the positive effect in your stomach as it this tends to stimulate your whole digestive system to function properly. The results, no stomach pain whatsoever, no more insomnia, no more excessive gas, normal stool appearance and especially always full of energy during the day.
A serious bile problem usually begins to show up as frequent diarrhea which in my case was the leading indicator of a clogged liver. As hard as it is for me to believe this (which by the way has been confirmed by searching over the internet) chronic diarrhea can be treated very effectively by simply taking granulated soy or pure liquid lecithin. The results in some cases can be very dramatic as what I experienced for myself. A baffling 2 year off and on chronic diarrhea problem completely resolved overnight!!!!!!!
Low bile flow problem does cause chronic diarrhea according to many who have had their gallbladder removed especially after eating a fatty meal unless they take certain medication for it (extracted bile from other animals I believe).
Let me conclude with the following recommendation for restoring a malfunctioning digestive system by replenishing it with the basic natural ingredients that mother nature has provided us at birth.
Afterward you can then reduce the amount of supplements according to whether or not there is overall improvement.
(1). HCL Betaine for sufficient levels of stomach acids.
(2). Digestive enzymes to reduce wear and tear on pancreas.
(3). 1 tablespoon of granulated soy lecithin after every meal for optimum bile flow.
(4). Plenty of vegetables for alkalizing your stomach which will protect it from the damaging effect of excessive acidity caused by processed food.
(5) Occasionally consume DGL tablets to build a protective barrier inside your stomach lining to counter any damage caused by pathogens especially from the pylori bacteria that would eventually lead to ulcers.
(6) And of course don't go back to eating processed food, instead consume only the good fat.
The results of following this program will no doubt allow you to pinpoint specifically as to the cause of your digestive problems. This would tend to artificially compensate what is lacking in your whole digestive system temporarily until your digestive system can function properly on its own."
02/28/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Please, please try this and you will be amazed how quicly the acid reflux is gone! Get some store bought kombucha in ginger flavor and sip 1-2 bottles daily. You will notice a complete turnaround in 48 hours. I was stunned and amazed how good I feel without acid reflux."
02/28/2012: Alex from Honolulu, Hi, United States replies: "Hi Mike, I've got a post in the alkalizing section about my own conditions (diagnosed mercury toxicity and related issues).
I was wondering if there is a way to figure out if bile is/was a problem for me.
I'm about 6 foot, and 145 lbs (thin). I was 175 lbs when I was fit before I had mercury problems.
My diet is only vegetable (50% raw), some nuts, olive oil, organic meat and supplements (probiotics, b-complex, most vitamins, most trace minerals). I'd like to eat fruit, or whole grains, but if I eat either I get plunged into fogginess and fatigue. I'm not sure why I'm not alkaline without Ted's lemon/bicarb remedy, as my diet is hugely vegetable. I attribute everything to immune system problems and negative gut flora overgrowth (as is often associated with mercury) but I don't really know. Overall things have been steadily improving since I started this restrictive diet. In the past I had weak stomach acid, but this no longer seems to be a problem.
What do you think? Bile/lecithin problems? I really can't afford to lose any weight. In fact I'd love a way to gain weight."
02/29/2012: Mike from Montreal, Quebec replies: "Hello Alex, Do you often have diarrhea?
Is the color of your stool very pale and sometimes yellowish?
Do you experience a lot of gas?
Do you have any pain on your upper abdomen between rib cage?
Is your tongue white?
Most important of all do you always feel bloated especially after a big meal?
These are the normal signs of bile problem.
Other than that since HCL Betaine seems to work for you then why not increase the dosage and see what happens as long as you take plenty of water with it or consume a lot yogurt. I have once consumed 12 capsules of it (6 grams) and never had a sore stomach afterwards because I took plenty of yogurt afterwards.
You will find that taking HCL Betaine is very effective against the feeling of being bloated as this is often a sign that the pathogens are being destroyed inside your stomach.
Also, the Yogurt by itself will help by replenishing the good bacterias.
You can start taking lecithin soy and see if that can improve your condition as well as this insure maximum bile flow to control the pathogens in your stomach."
01/04/2013: Teh_colt from Dubai, Uae replies: "Hey, im 14 years old, and I live in a boarding school. im leaving tommorow really early morning so I would appriciate it if I can get a reply within the deadline. on to my problem, one evening during dinner, I had some soup. The following night before I went to sleep I felt very sick and felt as if I was going to hurl. I was awake for what seemed to be 2 hours and the only cure that I had(we aren't allowed to keep medicines in the dorms) was to drink water. Until I felt like I could sleep, well I slept. I woke up next morning feeling a little fresh. But then on that evening I felt the same as the last night. I managed to ask the nurse for some medicine, and she game me something and I felt a little better, and was able to sleep. I managed to find a cure for it. 30 miniutes of walking or jogging. The school doctor had a look at me and perscribed:rabedom 30 mins before breakfast and lunch, a syrup that had alpha amylase and pepsin after lunch and dinner, and a tablet for worms(which I had to take within two weeks of his perscription, but I forgot it in the dorms :( ). When I got back home for christmas break we went to a pharmacist and she perscribed me with motilium before lunch and dinner. It has been working so far until last night when I was really feeling sick. I eat a very unhealthy diet containg quite acidic foods and last night I had kfc chicken strips, a burger and coke. I think I brought this upon myself. Today I bought some apple cider vinegar, put 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of it in water and drank it (EWW IT TASTES HORRIBLE). I drank it just this night at 10pm. Its 1:25 as I write and I only feel no better. I didn't take my motilium or my syrup.
Did I cause this?
if not whats my cure?"
[YEA] 02/23/2012: Tom from St Johns, Nl: "I take Apple Cider Vinegar for reflux and I feel much better in time.
If we had a headache when we were growing up, our mothers used to warm the regular vinegar and soak a piece of brown paper in and when the person go to bed they would lay it on their on forehead and it really worked because I know as I never had headache since I was five or six years old."Replies
[YEA] 02/26/2012: Satya from Bangalore, Karnataka, India replies: "Plain ACV is working well for me. Almost a week I got continuous heartburn, Doctor put me on PPI. I was googling to find out more about the rememdies.
I have started with very less amount HALF table spoon. Mix in water and drink before big meal OR whenever feel little discomfort. ACV is also keeping my digestion well. Thanks to EarthClinic..
03/09/2012: Teresa from St. Louis, Mo replies: "Is anyone have a lot of gas after taking the AVC n baking soda drink? I had been taking it for three weeks and I have gas all the time."
02/12/2012: Piyush from Kolkata, West Bengal, India: "I was suffering from acid reflux since february 2011 then I saw so many doctors they gave me lots of medicine but when I take medicine then its ok but when I discontinue medicine the problem starts again then in the month of september2011 I do endoscopy then it found reflux esophagitis with ulceration erosive gastritis. The doctor advice me to take razo-d before breakfast and sleeping time after two months I again done endoscopy then the endoscopy reports shows normal but after one month the same problem starts and in this problem when starts my breathing problem also started. So please advice me that will apple cider vineager will work for me about my problem if yes then please tell me how to take Apple Cider Vinegar and where to get I live in india my age is 30years. I will be waiting for your early reply"
EC: To locate Apple Cider Vinegar in your area, please check out all the posts in our India section here: http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/apple_cider_vinegar_buy.html
02/12/2012: A.barrett from Cambridge, Shelford, England replies: "my friend, bicarbonate soda and molasses syrup, which brings the acid down in your body.
And cures cancer and alot more. But you have to look at your diet mate also, or colloidal silver, which will build your immune system up. And also kill off many major diseases too.
Good luck god bless"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/26/2012: Becky from Berryville, Ar/ Usa: "I have been taking ACV 1 shot twice a day with a tsp of natural honey, for 1 wk. The overall results have been amazing. I had been taking zantac 150 mg 1-2 times a day for yrs and have totally been cured of my acid reflux. My concern is the past 3 days I have been having intense pain in my back, the kidney area. It feels like spasms. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced anything like this. I also started OP with sunflower oil the same day I started ACV."Replies
01/27/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Becky, the ACV speeds metabolism and releases built-up toxins, and as the O. P. Sequesters toxins, it also allows some to enter bloodstream. Begin 1 grm Vit-C 3 daily and 1 hot bath w/ 1/4 cup Epsom Salt 1/4 cup Baking Soda 3 per week.
Marshmallow and Slippery Elm would help the kidneys. Add more purified water during this episode.
Hope this helps and good luck."
[YEA] 01/02/2012: John R from Cudahy, Wi: "I was certainly tired of acid reflux, and approaching 3 of those pepcid completes in a day's time. I went to see doctor google and ran across the statements in favor of ACV. I have a tblspn of ACV (with the mother!! ) with 12oz of purified spring water and a touch of pure flavoring in the AM with my fibery breakfast. Now it's more like 3 pepcid completes in one week if I have lots of spicy food. I'm going to have to give ACV (with the mother) two thumbs up. Been on it 2 months or so."
12/31/2011: Joanie from Basking Ridge, Nj, Usa: "Hi, I am so happy to have found this site. I'd like to ask Ted a question. I have been diagnosed with LPR. Almost 3 months of ppi's and no improvement. I have changed my diet completely and am doing everything right. I am reading a lot about apple cider vinegar and have just begun to try it. I am also in menopause now as a 47 yo woman. I'm wondering if hormones could be playing with my LES. Thank you for any advice. I cannot stand living with this lump in my throat anymore. My gi is now saying that maybe it is just anxiety. I don't think that is it but I suppose it could be. I also have post nasal drip and when I go to bed at night, I can feel the reflux coming up into my throat. I have had 2 doses of ACV already and I see my throat feels better already."Replies
01/10/2012: Mel from Katy, Texas replies: "I just saw your post and wanted to let you know my doctor thought the lump in my throat was anxiety and it was. He put me on 20mg of celexa for anxiety and I feel a whole lot better. I also use apple cider vinegar along with my ppi and it has helped so much."
01/19/2012: Kapohosue from Pahoa, Hi replies: "What are you talking about when you mention ppi? I do not know what this acronym is.
I plan to give the ACV a try today. Acid reflux has just started and I really hate the idea of getting onto prescription drugs to solve this.
Love this site."
01/19/2012: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "PPI = Proton Pump Inhibitor. Prilosec, Prevacid, etc. are all PPI's."
02/23/2012: Pat from Minneapolis, Mn replies: "ppi is "proton pump inhibitor" It is a class of drugs often used to reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces. Nexium is just one of several brand names that comes immediately to mind."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 10/04/2011: Dad from New York : "Ted,
I had severe acid reflux and the ACV made a HUGE DIFFERENCE. Now I am 95% to 99% better with very little reflux and I have only been using for three days. But I am having now symptoms of UC -- ulcerative colitis -- spasms, some pain, etc. Is this due to not using baking soda with the ACV or should I add Humic Acid to my diet as a supplement?
Thanks to EVERYONE who has posted to this site because it has saved my life!!!!"Replies
[YEA] 10/28/2011: Flyman32 from Walla Walla, Wa, Usa replies: "I'm 60 years old and have had severe acid reflux for years resulting in a condition called Barrett's Esophagus. I was taking a prescription drug and it was literally killing me. Couldn't work, could barely function. Not only that but it wasn't stopping the acid reflux any more. I got off that stuff and I started with ACV 2 months ago. I wanted to write here because it's working wonderfully for me. But.. I had to play around a little. I tried with just water, tasted bad and although I have NEVER had acid reflux again since I started, I got some pretty bad heartburn.
As far as the taste was concerned I read someone's post about putting it in V8 juice and I have been doing that for a while. It tastes like a bloody mary and is pretty good. But it still gave me heartburn. Finally I switched to Ted's remedy and now what I do is drink it with the V8 in morning and with baking soda at night, right before bed. I'm acid reflux AND about 98% heartburn free. Still gotta watch out for some things that make it reoccur. Also, I increased the dose to 4-5 teaspoons ACV. I mix 4oz of V8 with 4oz of water in the morning and at night I add 1 tablespoon baking soda. I will visiting my doctor so he can stick a tube down my throat if he wants I guess. Barrett's is a pre-cancerous condition and not to be allowed to progress. THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has posted here. The info here has changed my life.
Walla Walla, Wa"
[YEA] 11/29/2011: Lisa from Hackettstown, Nj replies: "OMG, unbelievable relief within a couple of hours! I was reading this site yesterday, ran to the store got the vinegar pills and in addition, took 2 tbls in 8 oz of water. In about 2-3 hours, GONE! So happy because that lump in throat accompanied by the phlegm, choking, horrible, and food coming up my throat all day was insane! So happy I found this site. It's also so good for other things, like hot flashes, bloating, etc. Whoa... Yay me!"
11/29/2011: Kristy from St. Louis, Mo, Usa replies: "Hi! Thanks for posting your results. I'm new to this site and I'm trying to find out Ted's exact remedy for acid reflux. What are the doses and how many times a day does he recommend the ACV and should I be doing baking soda too? I'm desperate for relief. Any info you can offer would be helpful! Thanks!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 12/09/2011: Henri from Miami, Florida, U.s.a replies: "The mixture stopped the heartburn but, me too I get spasms in the colon and constipation when I drink AC bs as side effects so far."
09/26/2011: Djt from Medford, Or : "I wake up with a horrible taste in my mouth in the morning and my throat is sore or if I nap in th recliner I have a sore throat and bad taste when I wake up. Sometimes in the night I guess I burp and up comes a horrible taste (bile?); so bad I can't get it out of my mouth. Do you think ACV would help with this?"Replies
10/11/2011: Mike from Stuart, Fl replies: "Try sleeping on your left side. "
10/14/2011: Duffy from San Francisco, Ca replies: "A recommendation at doctorstevenpark.com is to eat 3-4 hours before bed. He also has information about how stomach contents migrate up when one stops breathing during the night."
09/25/2011: Rg from Singapore: "Hi, Past 6 years I am going through the hurdle of Gastrics & Bloating stomach and subsequently passing the gas with strong odor. I was diagonosed by Gastric Ulcer and undergone the surgery. However my bloating and gastric issues not fixed.
I came across the Apple cider vinegar and Mastic Gum. Can anyone advise me whether I can try this? Just want to make sure not makes the situation worst.
12/23/2011: Wendy from Clearwater, Fl replies: "Sounds like you may have SIBO. Check out the work of MD Mark Pimentel for more insight. Rifaximin is the antibiotic of choice for this, but that is just a part of the story. It is a complicated disease."
[YEA] 01/23/2012: Joselyn from Manchester, Ct, Usa replies: "I have just started taking acv. My mother has been using it for over a year and it has seemed to control her acid reflux. I am not sure how, but this seems to do the trick. I cannot STAND the taste of it, so I started off with half a bottle of water, a teaspoon of avc, a teaspoon of honey, and a powdered flavor I can mix in the water. I love it. ACV also cures different types of infections, helps menopause systems, etc etc! It's the magic trick! It won't do you any harm, I encourage you to try this."
11/07/2012: Sgoyette87 from Deltona, Florida replies: "Just tried it 2tbs in a glass of water seems to be working thank god cause antacids are not."
[YEA] 09/23/2011: Charles from Claremont, Ca: "Apple cidar vinegar works well for me too. It stopped the acid reflux in its tracks.
My DO told me that there is something in coffee, (not caffine) which relaxes the esophageal sphincter muscle, allowing bile to come back up. So I gave up coffee and substituted green tea, but it didn't clear up the problem right away.
What causes the sphincter to close is when it detects acid. So there is probably not enough bile being generated to trigger the closure. May be a function of age. A good supplement is Betaine HCL which is what the body produces for digestion, so it's a natural supplement. But it's kind of expensive. ACV is a lot cheaper.
My idea on apple cider vinegar is that it is an acid, like all vinegars, and when it hits the sphincter, it triggers the closure. That's the end of the acid relux episode. Works for me every time, although it has been some time since I have had any indigestion. I haven't tried ACV on a daily basis as a supplement, I only swallow a teaspoon full if I feel any indigestion or acid reflux coming on."
09/21/2011: Judy from Redding, California: "I've just begun taking ACV along with Baking soda. According to Ted from Thailand, you're supposed to take on empty stomach which I assume is before each meal. Now I'm seeing comments about taking the ACV/BC after each meal. Now I'm confused. I assumed the idea was to prevent acid reflex and as with Prilosec, you have to take before meals, it doesn't work if you take it after a meal. Did I miss something somewhere?"
[YEA] 08/17/2011: Melissa from Florence, Arizona: "I am 40 years old and have had acid reflux so bad that it got into my lungs and I was misdiagnosed with COPD! I was taking 2-4 prilosec per day and still having problems. Then I saw that medicines like prilosec can cause low iron, calcium and b12 which I have had problems with for years. I wanted to find a better way.
The first day I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar for acid reflux I put about a teaspoon in 8 oz of water and drank it with dinner, which my husband accidentally made spicy! It was burning with every bite and then it stopped and I never got heartburn! Amazing love it!!
I am on day four and still no heartburn. Fantastic! I hope it continues!!"Replies
09/06/2011: Countrygrl from Hodgenville, Kentucky, Usa replies: "I am new here and I would like to get some advice on the ACV and Baking Soda theory. I am now taking 2 meds for acid reflux(Gerd) prilosec 20mg and zantac 150mg and I am wanting to get off the both of them.. I have tried the organic ACV at one time but it seemed like to me it burned my stomach and made me worse but maybe it was because I was doing things all wrong.. I would love to get off of these meds that I am taking for this but I dont want to be in misery doing it.. Any Replys would be great.. Thanks everyone and God bless you. Sherry"
09/06/2011: T from Houston, Usa replies: "Sherry,
ACV 2 tablespoons in 8oz of lukewarm water 2-3 times daily (empty stomach or between meals) helped me with acid reflux.
Aloe vera juice has also been very useful, when at times I felt the ACV was too harsh and felt like it was burning my stomach.
Reduce/eliminate sugar, meats, flour and fried foods from your diet for a few weeks as you do this and your system will re-balance itself out.
I do AVC for 4-5 days and am cured for months on end. The acid reflux will pop its head out again if I am not careful with diet and I have learned to in the long run eat what my body needs hence elminating this issue altogether.
Good luck, T"
09/07/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Countrygrl, lemon juice will also stop acid reflux if you don't like ACV. Lemon juice has many nutritional benefits as well.
Those reflux meds you are on are very dangerous for you (research it). I would stop those cold turkey if I were you."
08/15/2011: Marius from Centurion, South Africa: "I'm definitely trying this ACV. I've also heard from good sources that pineapple just one ring or a sip of juice after eating will help. Lemon half an hour before."
[YEA] 07/18/2011: Kay from East Northport, Ny: "Hi my name is Kay from Long Island NY. For anyone unable to tolerate the ACV taste in water, I have been sweetening the liquid with Stevia and it tastes much better. I have not used a prescription or any antacid in three years. I have been able to sleep lying down instead of propped up..
You can also use the ACV on your salad as well."