Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Garlic
- Apple Pectin
- Baking Soda
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Calcium and Magnesium
- Chicken Cartilage
- Cinnamon and Honey
- Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Devils Claw
- Dietary Advice
- Dietary Changes
- Dried Dates
- Emu Oil
- Epsom Salts
- Fire Ant Bites
- Gelatin, Fish Oil
- General Feedback
- Ginger and Turmeric
- Glucosamine and Chondroitin
- Glyconutrients, Omega 3
- Golden Grapes Soaked in Gin
- Homeopathic Hypericum
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled Water Spray
- Juicing, Vegetarian
- Linseed Oil, Tyrosine, Echinacea
- Low Dose Naltrexone
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Over the Counter
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- Poke Berries
- Raisins Soaked in Gin
- Raw Potato Juice
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Silver Bio Tec
- Spirits of Turpentine
- Staph Connection
- Ted's Cat Purring Remedy
- Ted's Remedies
- Turmeric, Ginger Root
- Wild Oregano Oil
- Yellow Dock Tea
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Arthritis
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 teaspoons up to 1/4 cup
- Filtered Water - 32 Oz
- Honey (optional)
Mix as much as a quarter-cup of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar into 32oz of water (start with a tablespoon of ACV, then increase slowly day by day). Optionally, add a natural sweetener. Try sipping this ACV tonic throughout the day for a constant alkalizing effect.
04/04/2010: Joyce from Asheville, North Carolina: "I've been reading all the posts about ACV. It sounds great and I would like to try it for arthritis. The only problem is that I am allergic to apples so I cannot have ACV. Does anyone know if other types of vinegar work? Or since the active ingredient is acetic acid do they sell acetic acid supplements and would they work???"Replies
04/05/2010: Patti from Coconut Creek, Fl replies: "I read on this site for Ted's Remedies that Ted himself often uses plain vinegar instead of ACV because of the expense of ACV where he lives in Thailand."
[YEA] 01/25/2011: San Diego Web Design from San Diego, Ca replies: "I would not recommend regular distilled vinegar, as all of the beneficial nutrients are removed during the distillation process.
If you are allergic to apples, than you may try ACV using only a small teaspoon a day to start, and observe closely if you have any reactions, because it's quite possible you dont have any reactions because it is fermented and organic, of course if you use the brand from B---. (Just don't touch anything that has acetic acid in it with metal, it pulls the metal out, its best to use wood such as a wooden spoon to measure it out.)
Otherwise if you have a reaction or you don't want to take any risks, than the other place to get the beneficial vitamins, nutrients, acetic acid and bacterias are from Kombucha. Which I made kombucha in my house for many months, and it did wonders for my digestive system, but you can also buy it in health stores as well. Just make sure it's raw and organic."
[YEA] 02/03/2010: Larry C from Bartlett, Il, Usa: "Been into holistic health for a few years now and stumbled upon Earth Clinic a few months ago when my 11 YO daughter had a bout with strep and mono. After a bad reaction to her antibiotic with a terrible rash and prescribed an even more terrible antibiotic, I pulled the plug on conventional medical "wisdom" and treated her with organic coconut oil for the mono and ACV for the rash as well as ACV and cayenne for the strep. Her sore throat was gone almost instantly with the gargle although the rash itself took longer she did get some relief. The mono disappeared in two days and she was back to being herself... Amazing!
I broke my left elbow about 22 years ago in a motorcycle accident and the Dr. then told me it would give me trouble later in life. He was completely correct as over the past 1-1/2 years it has gone from a noticeable throb to outright excruciating PAIN! Some mornings I couldn't even extend it fully and certainly not do anything physically stressful. After reading about ACV and arthritis I began using it as directed with about two tablespoons in water, sipping it throughout the day. Within 10 minutes of the first sips the pain subsided. I'm now into the fourth day and I'm a new man. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
BTW Gave it to my 19YO daughter for a headache and it was gone in minutes..."Replies
02/28/2010: Bigbird from Denver, Co replies: "ah whats up doc? gonna try this for sure and get back to you thanks for the notion"
09/10/2011: Virginia from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Hi, I just found your website this week and love the healthy remedies offered. I can really use your help as I suffer from severe/chronic neck pain day and night. I cannot bend my neck down for reading, writing, etc. Can you suggest a cocktail of natural foods such as ACV, boron, or whatever to help with the constant pain? Is there anything that will loosen up my neck so that I can have more mobility? I welcome your input. Thank you for helping so many people."
09/10/2011: T from Houston, Usa replies: "Virginia
Please google 'pranic healing'. You can learn to do this simple technique yourself or find someone who can do it for you (in person or long distance). You will be amazed as to how quickly you will be back to normal.
Good luck, T"
09/10/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Virginia, I would think that rubbing magnesium oil on your neck each day would have a beneficial effect on the muscles and the pain. The magnesium taken this way is called transdermal and would benefit your whole body by rubbing on your neck or even rubbing on your legs. Most people are magnesium deficient.
You could even have an epson salt (magnesium sulphate) or a magnesium chloride flake bath which would be beneficial for the pain.
A great website about magnesium is
09/10/2011: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States replies: "MSM is an excellent supplement to improve mobility in the joints, use a good powder/capsule form and consider taking at least 3000mg/day. Look into low level laser therapy offered by many chiropractors. There are also low level laser therapy pens available on the net."
09/12/2011: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "I had chronic neck pain and a "knot" in my neck. I ate some coconut frozen yogurt with fresh coconut on it and the knot is gone as well as most of the pain!"
02/02/2010: Peter from Manila, Philippines: "I am presently reading the book "Arthritis And Folk Medicine " written by D.C. Jarvis. M.D.. It refers to his researches into the effect of acv on health. It was written in the period pre WW2 and relates to the folk medicine practices in Vermont. Acv drinks as a health tonic were very popular, known as switchel amongst the older Vermonters and was used to keep arthritis at bay. His observation laboratory was the farm and in particular dairy herds.
To explain how it works in arthritis, he uses the analogy of the tea kettle with the calcium build up, which when boiled with acv solution, the calcium deposit is dissolved. So it is this ability to precipitate "dead" calcium which is his explanation as to how it works with arthritis.
What caught my attention was the case of the acv fed calf which was dehorned at ten months of age and was found to have full calcium horns whereas others unfed with acv were hollow. That seems to show that it helps the fuller utilisation of calcium. Another example is the calves supplemented with acv being bigger boned and bodied than the unsupplemented ones.
Another example was that the butcher paid a higher price for dairy cows that were "vinigered" because the meat was more tender than that of others. This is interesting because it shows a good circulation throughout the animal not only indicating no arthritis but also no rheumatism - the hardening of the muscle tissues. He also says that the vinegar diet did away with mastitis and increased milk yields, the increase in milk yields being proof of better calcium metabolism by the animal. ACV also stopped spontaneous abortion and helped in calving.
So how does acv work in eliminating arthritis? Dr Jarvis's answer would be that it assists calcium metabolism and rids the body of badly utilised calcium which causes calcium buildups which is the cause of arthritic pain, and when the excess calcium goes, so does the pain.
Acv also helps the digestive process, as not only did the cows produce more milk, they also ate less feed were free of mastitis and healthier."Replies
03/11/2013: Cc from Gladwin, Michigan replies: "Perhaps the issue isn't the Vinegar but that it wasn't Raw unprocessed vinegar..... It should have what is called the "Mother" on the bottom of the bottle. The enzymes and such are still alive but when it is processed you are drinking a dead liquid... I personally use the brand that is organic , as it is easily available through the internet or health food stores. I have never found unprocessed vinegar at my grocery store so if that is where you bought yours it probably isn't the Raw form."
[NAY] 12/29/2009: Steve from Mesa, Az: "Reading all the testimonies of ACV I was hopeful, however, after 3 weeks I find that my lower back pain (diagnosed as spinal arthritis) has not changed. Have been faithful taking 1 tbls with honey and water 3 times a day. Since no one is making money pushing organic ACV, I thought it was worth a try but I am about to give up. Steve"Replies
12/30/2009: Lita209 from Sanford, Fl, USA replies: "To the_phoenix from Australia: the only factor that I can think of on Arthritis and ACV would be that ACV is anti-inflammatory and that is why it helps."
12/31/2009: Blanche from New Iberia, La replies: "I read your post with interest. I don't have a background in science, so I'll take your word for what you have stated.
You're are right in saying that there doesn't seem to be anything obvious as to why people obtain results from ACV. It would be very useful to discover the "magic" ingredient.
But this website is a great forum for discussion.The moderator allows everyone his or her input and that is good. I would think everyone would want the truth - whatever it is, so that we could separate the wheat from the chaff."
12/31/2009: Coach from Sfv, Ca replies: "I appreciate your need to know why and how. Let it go! Dissecting miracles destroys the important element of hope in healing.
P.S. EarthClinc is a gift to all us. Thank You."
01/14/2010: Steve from Mesa, Az replies: "Thanks for all the insight. Indeed it was xrays that revealed the spinal arthritis. One other side effect of the ACV was the onset of canker sores in my mouth. This confused me, because I read that ACV turns alkaline in the body. I have been known to get a canker by eating too much Salsa and nuts. (acidic)
01/14/2010: Ljoyce from Sugar Land, Tx, America replies: "I can understand how certain things like ACV might work if you have a body chemistry issue, thus creating a rheumatoid arthritic issue. But if the arthritis is caused from sports related activity, will the ACV help there as well? Im gonna find out. Just started today. Anyone have an experience with sports related arthritis, ie. knee issues? (chondromalacia)"
01/15/2010: Shaun from Old York, England replies: "I have this issue (chondromalacia). It bugged me all my life (right knee), until I discovered what it was late in life (I'm now 58). I resolved the issue with a pinch of borax in my daily porridge, and daily stretching of the quads to get the correct tracking over the knee joint. I assume the borax has also helped as the joint pain in my old broken/dislocated fingers (from playing rugby) has totally cleared up (borax aids in flushing synovial fluid in joints). All in all I believe borax is wonderful, wondwerful stuff! I regularly undertake Ted's (PBUH) CarBiCarb regime, as well as the Apple Cider Vinegar, and so that too may have helped. Also, flushing my sinus's with the CarBiCarb mix (including a 1/2 tsp of sea salt), has also TOTALLY cleared up my asthma (which I also never really knew I had until very late in life!). I try to get everyone to try the borax (for many issues), but some folk are just so lame at giving it a try."
01/16/2010: Ljoyce from Sugar Land, Tx replies: "Borax? Isn't that soap at best and bleach at worst?????"
EC: More about borax: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/borax.html
01/17/2010: Shaun from York, England replies: "Hi All, Yes I use Ted's remedies nearly daily. Basically I use the CarBiCarb with ACV as well as a heaped tblsp of cornflour (and half a lemon/lime) as an energy drink at the gym, or for playing golf or rugby - or whatever. I sometimes use ACV straight as a tummy 'settler' also when I've pigged too much. Further, I just can't say enough good things about borax. It's best just to forget ANY past negative ideas about borax (chemically its nothing but a freshwater salt), but its the business!!! Do some research. If nothing else just here on EC. Life without borax was sometimes something of a struggle. Now I can do 36 holes of golf straight and dance the night away (Ceroc/Jiving) - and get up and do the same thing the next day."
01/18/2010: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa replies: "Hi The_Phoenix from Townsville, Australia, I love reading your post, and am excited about your e-books, do let us know.
One thing I am requesting of you if you would kindly look into reviewing fulvic acid. I am very excited about this, have been using it for a month and a half only but am impressed so far. I have searched for as much info as I can on this, but info seems limited. What can you add to this if anything.
BTW, I got the biggest chuckle out of BIOFORTIFIED. What a brilliant idea, Peace, Rena."
EC: For anyone's whose interested, here's our Fulvic Acid page: http://www.earthclinic.com/Supplements/fulvic_acid.html
01/24/2010: Samantha from Cleveland, Ohio replies: "In response to the_phoenix. I think you have missed a major aspect of Apple Cider Vinegar. It is a natural probiotic, at least the "MOTHER" of the vinegar is. And in my oppinion our society greatly underestimates the importance of digestive health and the impact it has on breaking down our food into usable vitamins and minerals. If your body cannot break down food properly, then your body will not recieve the full benifits of that food, including the vitamins and mierals that combat disese and disorders. So it comes to no supprise to me that apple cider vinigar is thought to cure numerable ailments.
I have come to the conclusion that ACV aids in digestive health and promotes healthy digestive flora, and that is why it works. After all, probiotics are marketed to cure migrains, sinusitis, candidia, and the list realy goes on. To me, the effects of ACV is definatley not outside of the relm of reason.
As for what kind of ACV users should be taking it is.. UNREFINED NATURAL APPLE CIDER VINIGAR CONTAINING THE "MOTHER", the "mother" being the clowdy brown stuff in the bottom of the container. If it does not contain "mother" it will not work. The mother is much like the "live and active cultures" in yoghert (another natural probiotic)."
05/04/2010: Scarletty from Champion, Nebraska replies: "Steve, Hi I couldnt help but reply to your email about lower back pain. My brother has had excruciating back pain for years and was researching natural cures last week and came across an article that said crystalized ginger would help. He went and bought some saturday night and by Monday morning he was walking around without any pain!! I thought that was pretty amazing! I hope you get this message! Let me know if it works for you! Best wishes and God bless!"
EC: Crystalized ginger is a popular remedy for sciatica too! http://earthclinic.com/CURES/sciatica.html#GINGER
05/24/2011: Mj from Ny replies: "steve--i know your post was over a year ago, but if you're reading this--try going gluten-free. gluten can produce arthritis pain (severe) and canker sores and many many other horrible symptoms."
[YEA] 06/16/2011: Gs In Va from Richmond, Va replies: "05/24/2011: Mj from Ny wrote: "steve--i know your post was over a year ago, but if you're reading this--try going gluten-free. gluten can produce arthritis pain (severe) and canker sores and many many other horrible symptoms."
I read Steve's post about the canker sores and totally thought about Gluten. I learned I was Gluten Intolerant in Oct 2009. I had read on Celiac dot com that canker sores will go away after going gluten free and I was like " yeah right" because I have had them ALL MY LIFE. If I eat anything that nicks my cheek or gum, a huge painful canker sore would appear and take 2 weeks or more to go away. I was buying Kanka all the time to help ease the pain. If I bit my cheek, same thing would happen. After going Gluten Free I have not had a single canker sore, since 2009. I've nicked my cheek, bit my cheek, all by accident and a little cut would be there from it and be gone over night... Never ever turns into a canker sore. I am proof and I've told my entire family and friends. Amazing! "
[YEA] 10/06/2009: Blanche from New Iberia, La: "ACV for arthritis and nail fungus, and heartburn
I have been using organic apple cider vinegar daily for about 8 months now, internally and for nail fungus. It has been a godsend for my arthritis. I no long take pain killers for the pain and swelling in my hands and knees. Ted's recipe for toenail fungus has worked also, though it took a several months, my toenail is now just about normal.
For heartburn/GERD I had no choice but to go back to taking Prilosec every other day. The ACV did nothing for it at all."
EC: Cross-posting your feedback to the Acid Reflux/Gerd page with a NAY rating - thank you!
12/27/2009: Alida from Sacramento, California replies: "Please tell me the exact measurements that you used for arthritis recipe. I trust ACV since it has been beneficial for me but now I also have arthritis on my knees and I think I am not taking the right dosage. Thank you."
12/28/2009: Blanche from New Iberia, Louisiana replies: "I take 1 tablespoon in a glass of water with 1 tablespoon honey and a pinch of baking soda, either first thing in the morning, or after my tea and before eating. If I am in a hurry I just use the vinegar and water."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/02/2009: Shipra from Wichita, Ks, Usa: "I am 43 years old and I have been suffering from rare kind of arthritis called Ankylosing spondyalitis last 20 years( having pain in my hip, back, legs and all the joints, its hurts all over the body specially in the morning). When I was young I could bear the pain or it was not that severe.Now I am having unbearable pain and getting prescribed medication for it (sulfasalazine 15 mg per day).Beside this I take Alive and Ibuprofen whenever I needed.Even after all this when it is active I can not manage the pain. Dr. told me to take the shot like Humira, or Enbrel etc. but I did not take it because of the side effect of this products and I have bad liver condition.Now I am gaining weight which I don't like, so when I heard that acv is helping for weight loss I have tried it.I took 2tsp acv with 8oz water 2 times a day 7 days a week. And its work for me,I saw the change in my abdominal area, it went down a little and feel energetic, can work out good and its help my bloating condition too. But after taking for someday I couldn't take it any more because of its smell, so what I did was taking 2tsp acv with 8oz orange juice twice a day beside my prescribed pain medication too. May be I took the acv for 2-3 weeks but I think my measurement wasn't right, sometimes I have noticed that when I was pouring the acv, accidentally I pour more, but I didn't thought it could be a matter.It was going well, then all of a sudden one day I feel horrible pain in my back, legs, hips and allover my body. So I was very scare and thinking what went wrong. After I taking my prescribed medication I never had that kind of severe pain for a long time.Some thing I did which was giving me this pain. So I tried to find out, but couldn't find any thing beside this acv which I was taking at that time. So I stop taking it any more. Because I read some where that using acv for a long time it could effect your bone. I don't know that is true or not. But I really want to take the acv again, and little bit scare after my experience. So is anybody out there who can help me? Any help will be appreciated."Replies
11/18/2009: Reflexologist from Tobyhanna, Pa replies: "I noticed that my arthritis will subside, and go into a long remission with all my natural remedies. However, it sometimes reappears with a vengence, and I basically have to start from scratch.
This time, it seems to have started up again, after I broke my leg in 4 places. I think this must have triggered an auto-immune response.
I am taking the following:
MSM - with Glucosamine
Glucosamine with Chondroitin
Evening Primrose Oil
Unfortunately, I am still taking Ibuprofin. However, I hope to have this back under control soon, without any drugs at all, and only with my natural remedies.
12/31/2009: Sparrowhawk from Milwaukee, Wis replies: "Tried the Apple Cider Vinegar for a day and it didn't work........
I think I will try it w/ water and honey instead of straight!
But for those stuck taking Nsaids (gave me an ulcer!), I thought I would add .....
White Willow Bark Extract
Rhodiola Rosea Extract
Niacinamide (500mg 3-4x daily)
**** Take w/Milk Thistle extract to protect liver
All took away the need for Nsaids."
09/12/2011: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "Maybe you got heavy metal poisoning? Did you use a plastic or wooden spoon? I read something about this on here. Clay baths remove heavy metals."
[YEA] 12/01/2011: Muckracker1 from Evansville, In replies: "I am currently using cinnamon and raw apple cider vinegar for hip and knee arthritis. It has helped greatly though I have been using it about 10 days.
One thing many people don't know about over the counter pain relievers; when used for arthritis, they wind up, over time, destroying cartilage. So, you wind up needing joint replacements because the pain reliever you used to banish the pain, banished the pain and destroyed your cartilage.
A friend of mine was very succussful using raw apple cider vinegar to alleivate gout, also."
06/25/2009: Areca from Turrialba, Costa Rica: "Why apple cider vinegar for arthritis? Can pineapple vinegar work just as well? Or banana vinegar? I aks this because ACV in many areas is not authentic."
05/12/2009: Faith60 from Penticton, B.C., Canada: "I have read the testimonials from people suffering from arthritis advocating apple cider vinegar. I went to my local heath food store and purchased some and am on my second glass today. They also had ACV in capsule form. After downing my first glass of ACV in water, I am very interested in knowing if the capsules would be as effective as the liquid. It sure would be more pleasant to ingest. I am so hoping this will help me as I have become quite crippled with arthritis and the medical profession can only offer T3s and surgery. This is a great site and I have bookmarked it."
EC: According to Ted on the ACV Q&A Page:
"I would not try the tablet forms as they are often chemically different. Apple cider vinegar with baking soda or lemon with baking soda is often the best."
06/14/2009: Betty from Easley, South Carolina replies: "Question I have just found your website and it is a blessing. I just went out and bought the Aplle cider vinegar for my 82 year old mom and myself for arthritis. I have acid refex very bad and didgestin problems. the first glass I took I had no problem, the second glass gave me a lot of discomfort, but my hip is feeling better. I want to keep trying this any suggestions. I mix two tablespoon of acv with one tablespoon of honey in8 oz of water. Help."
[YEA] 03/28/2009: Jennifer from Adrian, Mi: "I have been drinking raw apple cider vinegar w/ mother for almost 2weeks now. i am so thrilled that i no longer suffer from arthritis in my ankle. When i was 16yrs old i was in a car accident & shattered my right ankle & broke all 3 bones in my left leg. it wasnt until i was in my mid twenties did i start to notice my ankle would become so stiff and painful that i couldnt even walk on it w/out limping.I came across the apple cider vinegar recipe and decided what have a got to lose? I thank god everyday! i sip on this stuff everyday(with a straw because my teeth were turning yellow from it) and i have never felt stiffnees or pain or swelling since. The dose I take is 32 oz.'s of water with 2tsp's of raw apple cider vinegar w/ mother."
03/16/2009: Jim from Madison, Wisconsin: "I have spinal stenosis and scoliosis and my back got so bad that I started limping. I had severe pain especially if I bent over. My back literally was killing me with pain. I was taking prescription naprosen (1000 mg/per day). That had little effect on the pain. I had arthritis in both index fingers, both shoulders and my back was full of it. I remembered that I had heard or read somewhere about ACV. I found this web site and read everything I could on ACV. I was so encouraged! I went out that day and bought a qt of organic ACV. The first time I took it I wondered how could I continue taking it. However the taste was not as bad as the pain I was going through. I quit taking the pain medication and just used ACV. I take about 3 ozs. to 4ozs a day in some water. After about 3 or 4 days, I noticed the pain throughout my body starting to subsiding. By the end of 2 weeks the pain was literally gone. I can bend over with no pain, hop around with no pain and play with my cat. No more NSAIDS, only ACV. I have been telling everyone I see about this MIRACLE CURE FOR PAIN. I hope I have encouraged someone sitting on the fence to try this. By the way, there are other benefits to taking ACV."Replies
05/27/2009: Eli from Humble, Tx replies: "Jim from Madison Wiscousin, I read your comments and I went and brought the ACV for my mother she has Arthritis in her back... and feeling like you were. I pray that it works. If you see this comment please reply to me and let me know if you are still feeling good. The advise the exact dosage you take. How much ACV and do you add any honey to it."
[YEA] 11/06/2011: Kristen from Hollywood, California replies: "For the ACV I only use raw organic by _____s with the mother and it's 2 tsps per 8oz pure water. I do this every morning with a tsp of raw honey for all the benefits of honey and not the taste. Papaya enzymes for any stomach problems. Also if I wish it for the rest of the day I put 1 tbls in a large glass bottle 32oz bottle a sip a bit all day long. Hope this helps, also very good for your hair, house cleaning, and laundry!"
[YEA] 03/04/2009: Amy from North Liberty, Iowa: "I have long used shots of ACV for painful arthritis in my thumbs, however today read about someone using it for sinus infections. I seldom get these anymore since I saline cleanse my nose every day but I have one now and just took a shot. We'll see (not enough time has gone by to comment on this yet). Also, unlike some folks I just drink it straight (kind of plug your nose first so you don't cough). Drink some water and voila!"Replies
03/04/2009: Janice from Coloma, Mi replies: "Amy, does the apple cidar vinegar help with your thumbs. My husband and I both have really sore thumbs."
12/11/2009: Carole from Mission Viejo, Ca replies: "Hi Amy. Can you tell me what dosage you take for the arthritis & sinus infections? I have really bad arthritis in my left thumb, and my neck. I'm 74 years old and very actively playing golf and walking daily."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 01/30/2009: Victoria from Sacramento, CA: "I have been taking ACV for almost a month. I started taking it for arthritis which developed in my hands and feet this winter. I noticed almost immediately that the pain was gone, I was truly amazed. Another great side effect is that my adult acne has all but disappeared, and my skin is much softer, wrinkles less prominent, my nails are stronger, too. After researching the internet (including this site) I decided I also wanted to try ACV for weight loss as well. I want to lose about 60 lbs. total and in spite of eating a pretty healthy diet and being active I'm still overweight. I have not heard anyone else report this but since I have been taking ACV I've noticed my body shape is different, my waist is definitely a bit smaller, etc. but my clothes fit exactly the same. So I am not losing much weight yet. I will stick with ACV for all the other great benefits but the jury is still out on the weight loss."Replies
08/03/2009: Delaa from Hempstead, Ny replies: "i would love to know how the acv is working for your weight loss. my mother has bad arthritis as well and a serious weight problem. we are looking for any methods/treatments that are natural and only want to use surgery as a last ditch effort. and apparently, that's the only remedy my mom's doctor seems to have...go figure. i also heard applying cayenne pepper oil to the joints helps with the inflammation...as an alternative to capasazin (sp?) has anyone tried this?"
09/13/2010: Sunrose from North Hollywood, Ca replies: "I would say absolutely YES on cayenne. Having worked for Dr. Richard Schulze, he uses cayenne in most every tonic, including his Deep Tissue Oil. You can buy cayenne in bulk (the hotter the better) and add to an oil base."
[YEA] 12/09/2008: Wendy from Small Town, NC: "I tried ACV for UTI's with great success and have already written in about that. I am also loosing weight, and my arthritis symptoms have completely disappeared.
I also installed a reverse osmosis water filter to remove fluoride from my drinking water. I don't know if it is the ACV, or the fluoride free water that is making a difference, but I feel great. I have more energy and no more "brain fog"! My pain is gone! Maybe it is the combination, but it works!"
06/21/2009: Anjum from Miami, Florida replies: "I would like to try apple cider vineger for the pain in my legs infact I already started today 1 teaspoon in a 8 ounce glass of water I started sipping it slowly and it is gone now I have Burning in my mouth and my legs started to hurt bad since the summer started here in Miami. The temperatures are in 90s Degree Farenheit but with so much humidity it feels like 115 degrees and also want to know about the water purifying with reverse osmosis. How much this water purifying system costs. I think I started burning and acid in my mouth when they put the flouride in water so I want my water to be free of flouride. I already found a natural toothpaste without frouride and has xylitol and mint oil in it Even that was strong for me but I use very little now then it works."
EC: Check Home Depot and Lowe's for pricing. With most reverse osmosis systems, it unfortunately takes as much as 10 gallons of water to produce one gallon of purified water! A terrible waste of water.
06/22/2009: Anjum from Miami, Florida replies: "Thanks so much Wendy for the quick response. I am new and I love this site and I am thankful to God I found it. I am trying alot of remedies here. I am oil pulling, I tried Lecithin for my bloating ( it worked ) and I am looking for coconut oil to take it orally in the mornings. I Was looking a remedy for a friend's Arthritis ( I also have painful legs) and I found your post.I am trying Magnesium and vitamin E now for leg pains.I think water sure played a big role in your success. Good luck! take care. Anjum"
03/07/2012: Jeanne from Olathe, Ks replies: "I've been taking ACV with a pinch of baking soda and a bit of stevia in hot water twice a day from mid-October to now (March 7) and the nodes on my knuckles are worse and the swelling in my ring finger has gotten worse. I'm taking so many supplements I can't even count them (started with this forum as a guide). So does anyone think I should continue with the ACV?"
[YEA] 11/11/2008: Jack from Sheffield, United Kingdom: "Hi to all those in the UK who are thinking of using ACV, it is absolutely amazeing! I am a 60 yr old RN and have had severe pain in my hips and lower back for 3 years, medics said it is because Im on my feet all day on the wards and gave me NSAIDs which were not effective and I would wake up in pain every morning and it was becoming so restrictive I'd even contemplated a double hip replacement. I then read about ACV on this site and gave it a go,WOW!! within 48 hours all the burning in my hips had gone! I could not believe it,even my wife noticed how fluently I was moving again, I use 2 tablespoons with honey twice a day, its even more effective with 72.5mgs Aspirin with my night time dose, Aspirin is a known anti inflammatory, I really cannot thank this site enough.As a person who has worked in the health profession for thirty years and put my complete trust in its remedy,s it is a real eye opener and has definately changed my opinions, Good luck everyone."
[YEA] 10/09/2008: Rebecca from Aberdeen, Washington: "Apple cider vinegar all but eliminated swelling and pain. I am 58 and have been in good shape most of my life but had a low back injury over 3 years ago and have had severe pain and stiffness which has sent me to doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and even a rolfer for 15 sessions! All of these helped but very temporarily. I have also been doing yoga and exercises from a book called Relaxercise (excellent by the way) which have also helped but only somewhat. I had been getting worse within the past few months and had develped knee, foot and hand pain along with swelling of these areas especially one ankle and foot which was twice the normal size. It hurt to walk or wear any type of shoe. My husband is an RN who looked at my swollen ankle and foot and told me it almost looked like gouty arthritis. This comment prompted me to research the subject and I found a blog of 100's of people all of who had been using ACV and all but 1 person rated the treatment 5 stars. I immediately went to a health food store and bought the organic, unfiltered ACV and started by taking 3 tablespoons in a large glass of water sweetened with organic raw honey. Following the first dose the night before, I woke to find the swelling reduced to about 1/4 of what it had been and the pain nearly gone. The stuff works like a miracle! I have continued to take it every day but have cut down the dose to 2 tablespoons 2-3 times per day in the same amount of water with honey. I have only a twinge of pain and 1 spot of swelling about the size of a quarter remaining on my ankle. Amazingly, my low back has less pain and more mobility than what I have ever had since the injury over 3 years ago. All this and I have only discovered this treatment less than 1 week ago! Amazing!!"Replies
[YEA] 11/19/2008: Connie from Braintree, New York replies: "Cider Vinegar does work, I love it. But if you run out of Cider Vinegar,White or Wine(more fun) work just as well."
10/25/2011: Gma Of 9 from Zenia, Ca replies: "I have arthritis in my wrist and have been reading all the ACV comments. How important is it to have ACV with "Mother"? I've just been using 1 Tbl of the distilled ACV and adding 1/4 teas of baking soda. Appreciate your help."