Last Modified on Mar 07, 2014
Cartoon characters literally blowing their tops like a fleshy Vesuvius? That's the stereotypical image for high blood pressure, and it's not a bad metaphor. Arterial pressure can be raised so much in a person with high blood pressure that it causes heart attack or stroke in the short term or over a lifetime of essential hypertension (the technical term for enduring high blood pressure) it can lead to an aneurysm, heart failure, kidney issues, and other health concerns.
Symptoms for high blood pressure can be extremely subtle and go unnoticed for years. However, once your high blood pressure becomes extreme you may notice symptoms that include increased nose bleeds, dizzy spells, and headaches. Getting a regular blood pressure reading once a year can help you detect a developing high blood pressure condition early on so that you can prevent the long-term health effects of chronic high blood pressure.
High blood pressure causes run from the cliched (stress and anger--think of someone red in the face) to diet and heredity. With age, most of us experience increased arterial pressure to some degree, but those of us who are obese, who smoke, and who get little to no exercise are more likely to require high blood pressure treatment.
Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure: Recently, doctors and naturopaths have been evaluating red yeast rice as a way to lower lipid levels and reduce high blood pressure readings.2,3,4 Also, there is the DASH Diet, which is the standard dietary approach to high blood pressure treatment, and it has solid medical research behind it.1 Yet among the EC community, it is the apple cider vinegar tonic and cayenne pepper remedies that have proven most effective to improve heart health.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
- Apple and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Reishi Mushrooms
- Austrian Apple Juice
- Avoid Grains
- Baking Soda
- Be Careful With New Supplements!
- Beet Juice Protocol
- Blood Pressure Readings
- Breathing Technique
- Calcium Carbonate
- Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
- Cayenne and Garlic
- Cayenne Pepper
- Cayenne, Ginger, Garlic and Lecithin
- Celery Juice
- Celery Seed Extract
- Celery, Apples, Grapes
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Showers
- Coq 10
- Cornsilk Tea Lowers Blood Pressure
- Cream of Tarter, Lemon Juice
- Curry Leaf
- Dark Chocolate
- Deep Breathing
- Diatomaceous Earth in Lemon Juice
- Dietary Changes, Exercise
- Eggplant Water
- Eliminate Salt
- Fennel Seeds
- Fig Leaf Tea
- Flax Seed
- Food Allergies
- Foods That Help
- General Feedback
- General Remedy Guidelines
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hibiscus Tea
- High Blood Pressure/Adrenal Connection
- Hot Cocoa
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Low Carb Diet
- Manuka Honey and Cinnamon
- Medication Warning
- Medication Weaning
- Microwave Hazards
- Multiple Remedies
- Natural Progesterone Cream
- Nettle Tea, B Vitamin, Garlic Tab
- Non-Fluoride Toothpaste
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Oil, Avocados
- Onion Juice
- Passion Fruit Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- Prune Water
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Special Diets
- Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Ted's Remedies
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vegetable Juicing and Meditation
- White Vinegar
Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
[YEA] 06/21/2011: Iamaurelia from Morelia Mich, Mexico: "One yr ago I started having headaches and Dr. found I had high blood pressure 187/100 yikes. I was told I needed to take meds for life. I refused to believe that and have been searching for a natural cure since then. I have found it drinking fresh Aloe every morning. I take a medium leaf wash and remove thorns, put it in the blender, with one lemon and one tablespoon raw honey. Strain and drink on an empty stomach after one month I am off meds and my readings are 109/65!!!!! I also drink one cup of hibiscus tea a day and eat cayenne pepper with meals. My friend also tried this and she is a diabetic her blood sugar is now an average 80, and off insulin."Replies
06/22/2011: Sand from Atlanta, Ga replies: "How much lemon are you using? Is it just the juice or skin and seeds and all. Also, is it 100% hibiscus tea or one of the combination tea blends like Red Zinger How long did it take to see results?"
06/27/2011: Mickey from Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh replies: "Hi,
This sounds wonderful! How much aloe vera is there in a medium sized leaf? Do you add the whole lemon with seeds and skin? Do you add water to the mixture while blending?How much mixture do you get after straining? About half a cup?
Sorry abt the questions :) But pls do answer when you have time."
07/04/2011: Rashidah from East Orange, Nj replies: "Please respond: DO YOU BLEND THE GREEN LEAVE OR PEEL THE LEAF AND ONLY BLEND THE GEL?"
[YEA] 07/15/2011: I Am Aurelia from Morelia, Mexico replies: "hi, I blend the whole aloe leaf, whole lemon, peel and all, add about a cup of water more or less. When strained you should have a glassful of liquid. First few days I had cramps and loose stools as the outer part of the aloe leaf is a laxitive. I believe it is part of the cleansing process. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. The hibiscus is 100% hibiscus. You should be able to find it at a natural foods store or a store with ethnic products. I saw results in the second week, numbers started to go down."
07/21/2011: Carol from Newton, Nh replies: "Is it just the leaf or the aloe cream inside too?"
[YEA] 08/07/2011: Lidia from San Jose, Ca replies: "Hello everyone. I tried this and it works! One glass hibuscus iced tea daily (no sugar) added. The aloe drink every morning. BP reading was 167/101 now BP reading is 114/64 after one month! Oh yeah I boiled the hibiscus tea from dried herb, not tea bag. Taste kind of like cranberry juice. Thank you!"
08/07/2011: Hope from Sacramento, California replies: "If one does not have aloe vera plants, would it be effective to use aloe vera juice instead? If so, how much? Thank you for a response...."
08/14/2011: Hemmy from Kittery, Me replies: "This is for "Lidia from San Jose, Ca", reply dated "08/07/2011.
I was just wondering where can I get the hibiscus tea from dried herb? I googled walmart, walgreens, cvs but no luck...
08/14/2011: Carol from Denton, Texas Usa replies: "Amazon has it."
08/14/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hibiscus tea sometimes comes under other names one of them being KarkadÃ©. Maybe you find it with this name..... Here in Europe it is quite easy to find hibiscus tea! "
08/15/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Something went wrong with the accent in Karkade so here you have it without any accent at all otherwise you probably don't understand what I mean, sorry!"
09/20/2011: Julie from Santa Cruz, Ca., Usa replies: "Would like to try this, but how is it possible to have enough Aloe plants to use a leaf a day? I have one small plant. Would taking the aloe that is bottled be beneficial, if purchased at a health food store? I've tried the apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper and neither of these lower my blood pressure. Anyone had success with the bottled aloe vera?"
09/25/2011: Butterflycari from Heber City, Ut replies: "Hibiscus tea can also be obtained in Latin American or Mexican markets. It is called flor de Jamaica (say floor day ha-may-ca)"
10/12/2011: Mickey from Secunderabad, N/a replies: "This question is for Lidia.
How long do you wait to drink your regular coffee or tea/or having your breakfast after drinking the aloe/lemon/honey mixture in the morning?"
10/19/2011: Yasmin from Teaneck, New Jersey replies: "Did not know I was suppose to put a cup of hot water in with it. But came out a little thick ate it with spoon but very, very tart! I can take a tablesppon of ACV and it's not as bad as this. Is there another way of taking this- can you use lemon juice and aloe juice?"
10/27/2011: Larry from Houston, Tx/usa replies: "Hi Auralia, Tengo una duda hoy empeze con el tratamiento, peor mi pregunta es tengo que colar el batido o me lo tengo que tomar con toda, te agradeceria tu pronta respuesta."
[YEA] 11/14/2011: Michael from Naples, Florida replies: "Michael at Alternative Health News: I have used hibiscus tea and have found it to have a positive effect on blood pressure."
12/24/2011: Jualsy from Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain replies: "You can buy Hibiscus seeds on line from EBay.... They would take time to grow though, but you would have plants of your own. You can also buy Hibiscus dried flowers and other items on EBay.
Aldi stores do 99.9% Aloe Vera juice if you cannot get your own leaves to do it. Health stores sell it too, but its more expensive.
I make Hibiscus tea with lemon juice and honey added to the petals with boiling water... It's lovely!"
01/18/2012: Garyjj from Henderson, Texas, Usa replies: "I started this 12 days ago, I check my BP twice a day. So far no change.. It was said that BP will start to drop after 14 days, I sure hope this works, I also have high blood sugar and have hopes it to will be lowered, so far it is not. I will post again after 2 weeks treatment.."
04/05/2012: Carmen from Nyc replies: "Lidia, you can order loose organic hibiscus online. Try mountainroseherbs.com."
04/08/2012: Ujosh from Dubai, Uae replies: "Aloevera leaf without thorn half lemon juice little honey to taste = perfect recipe for getting rid of any illness - specifically high BP, diabetes and even high chelostrol. This simply works because aloevera coats your digestive track with its sticky stuff and there is no reabsorption of toxins - no toxins then body does not have to produce extra elements that increase pressure, sugar, etc. Add 30 minutes walk/run a day to this and forget about any illness that you may had before. Feel free to post and leave your email address to get a video on how I make this juice everyday. good health everyone."
04/08/2012: Jenny from Sydney, Australia replies: "Hi Ujosh. That sounds great and I haven't heard of using aloe Vera in that way. Thank you - are you able to give the details of how to make/take it on Earth Clinic? Many thanks in advance!"
04/09/2012: Garrett from Grosse Ile, Michigan Usa replies: "I too have high blood pressure and am trying this diet. I found buying a large leaf and skinning it and putting it into a frozen berry smoothie makes it taste great. Your favorite berries, blueberry, strawberry or rasberry. Add bananna etc. I am awaiting any lower bp but it tastes great. It does blow the empty stomach aspect though. The hibiscus tea also tastes fairly tolerable straight-up. I am doing both with Magnesium and am checking if it is taurate or not."
04/09/2012: Gail from Delray Beach, Fl replies: "Please send video on Aloe Vera recipe for multiple illnesses.
Thank you, Gail"
04/18/2012: Jacki from Portland, Or replies: "Ujosh, how can I get a copy of the video to make this recipe?"
04/19/2012: Tena from Greenfield, Indiana replies: "Where can I find the aloe leaves?"
04/20/2012: Ujosh from Dubai, Uae replies: "Hi, I am travelling so could not post a video but will definitely make it as soon as I can. I thought to pen my recipe.
I take AloeVera leaf that is thick. I have observed that it makes better juice. I normally cut 5 leaves and put it in the refrigerator. (One of the nearby places has put AV plants as part or decoration on road and do not mind me taking it!!! ) I use one leaf a day & weekend off. The length from tip to my cut is nomally around 25-30 cm or 1 foot and thicknes of more than 1/2inch around 20cm (3/4") is really good.
First, wash it throughly with water, occasionally rubbing with fingers. take out thorns - just cut few mm aways from both sides.
Now take your blender jar and make slits at 10 mm distance (5 -6 cuts vertically) on leaf and then cut horizontally to get 2-5 mm thick nice slices of aloe vera leaf dropping them directly to the jar. Repeat the process till end of the leaf. I add one lime (juice only no seeds & not whole lime) and little honey may be a spoon just for taste. There is no harm in adding any of your favorite juice or berries. use what ever make it tasty! .
Blend it - (i have 3 speed blender so do it at fast, then medium followed by low) It should become light greenish-whitesh colour thick shake - this is the best leaf & juice. Sometimes if I add water it becomes runny so I avoid. I may put 3-4 icecubes after first blend just to get the mixture smooth.
Pour in a glass and drink it in one go - bottoms up to get best coverage on your digestive track. I put water in jar and then same liquid in glass to make sure that I have consumed last drop of av. Science is still not sure on which part works the most so I donot want to take chances!!
taking this juice should give you regular smooth motion from day 2-4 depending upon your cronic constipation. This is first sign of aloe working in the body!! The more you keep on taking it will get rid of toxin. It is not only aloevera but your faith in the AV that makes miracles! If you are not sure then donot waste your time. when you have full faith in AV and strong desire to become healthy, please try this.
I drink this after my 40 minute run and one glass of water.
During the day, I take normal tea or green tea which ever is handy.
AV has balanced my water intake as well. I think I have dropped 2 inches for sure may be more in last 3 months.
i started with 1 hour brisk walk on asphalt (no greens here) slowy added running starting from 100 m a piece and now I am able to run 4 Km a day and completed one 10km single strech run... all thanks to AV.
Good health everyone!"
06/18/2012: Nels from Seattle, Wa replies: "Ive seen Hibiscus teas at Central Market and Whole Foods as well. Especially in summertime. Spice and Tea shop at Pike Place Market."
07/14/2012: Allen from Morehead City, Nc, Usa replies: "I have two questions after reading several entries. If some one would be so kind to answer, I would appreciate the info. 1. Where can one obtain Aloe Vera leaves, I live in eastern North Carolina. 2. What is "Mother" that some are reporting to take with the ACV?
07/14/2012: Mary from Yutan, Ne replies: "Ujosh from Dubai, Can you please send me your video of how you make the juice you talked about for high blood pressure. Thanks"
08/28/2012: Yvonne from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico replies: "I can vouch for the aloe lemon drink. I discovered that when I start my day (best to do it first thing for highest potency and absorbability) with a fresh aloe vera leaf blended in a glass of water with a lemon or two, I lose weight without changing anything else. I did this for about four months and had lost 6 pounds, when I went for my yearly dental exam. My gums had been receding for years, and I could always count on a scolding for not taking care of my teeth (which was not accurate). This time, not only did I have no cavities and no further gum disease, but the dentist congratulated me for doing such a great job of my oral hygiene! Ha! I have read it is best to pick the aloe fresh each morning before the sun comes up (it has higher nutritients at that time), so I now grow my own aloe plants organically, rise early, and drink my fresh aloe and fresh lemon before eating anything else. I have also discovered it lowers both my blood sugar and blood pressure, both of which were beginning to concern me. Blessings."
08/28/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Yvonne, do you cut up and blend a piece of leaf with the outside of it, or do you scrape out only the goo?"
08/28/2012: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi replies: "Could you give your recipe? thanks"
08/29/2012: B from Houston, Tx replies: "I found this video after reading all of the posts in this thread. I would not use store bought juice personally but this is a great and simple tutorial that I'm definitely going to try! (aloe vera drink/juice)
Here is the video where she claims to have lowered her own blood pressure and stopped her medications because of aloe vera
09/17/2012: Thiensu from Gg, Ca replies: "Do you eat the outside aloe Vera skin or throw away skin ???"
12/14/2012: Franko from Perth, W/australia replies: "Australia I used I stick of Aloe Vera (minus thorns) 1lemon, 1Tbs of honey and a banana for a month to cure my HBP. No result. For an extra two weeks I did experiment and add, 4 young asparagus, 15 flowers of dandellion. It was an excellent colon cleanser, but made no difference with my HBP. (150/105 for too many years to mention. Never used any medications). Franko"
01/23/2013: Marie from New York, Usa replies: "I wanted to try the aloe vera plant for high blood pressure. I even bought it but then I looked up on the internet side effects of this and yes I know that western medicine doesn't want cures but this concerned me.. I read a few sites that said aloe vera can cause colon cancer and kidney disease. So what is up with that?? anyone???"
06/01/2013: Franko from Perth, Western Australia replies: "Hi Marie from New York - Regarding your comments about colon cancer and kidney disease caused by Aloe Vera. There is a truckload of rubbish on the internet, most of the time provided/supplied by the parties interested to mislead the public. In the future if you write a comment like this, could you please reference it, to see if the information is credible or just one of those misleading ones? Although in my case Aloy Vera didn't help reducing my HB, it had other benefits. I used it for six weeks every day 1large stick of washed Aloe, minus thorns, 1 banana, 1 whole lemon, 1 tbs of honey, 4 sticks of young asparagus mixed in the blender. It wasn't good for my HB, but helped with my chronic gastritis, helped with refluxes and like I mentioned cleaned me out, and caused NO SIDE EFFECTS of any kind at all!!! (The taste isn't very pleasent, my wife had it only once, therefore I would advise to use half the amount I used. - Anything is better then the medications and their side effects)
Franko from Perth in W/Australia"
Apple and Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 11/20/2008: Terese from NSW, Australia: "add apple for high blood pressure. half an apple a day and apple cidar vinager with my salad did the trick like a salad dressing stayed away from fatty food"Replies
04/17/2009: Nick from Simi Valley, CA replies: "I just discovered that my HBP is 188/117. Haven't checked it since 2002 when it was considered perfect. I've been reviewing this blog page and I'm trying to figure out if its the ACV mixed with water or the ACV with Mother mixed with water that is what really works. Is it the Veniger, the Mother or the combined pair that makes up the vital component?"
10/26/2009: Lyn from San Francisco, Ca replies: "HI There, When you take the acv with 8 oz of water, does it matter whether or not it's gulped down to get it over with or is it necessary to take your time?"
11/15/2009: Benjamin from Newberg, Or replies: "No, the speed at which you consume the Apple Cider Vinegar is irrelevant. You may also wish to add a spoonful of honey or turbinado sugar (the stuff that still has the molasses in it) to sweeten it. Remember too that if your palette is accustomed to sweet things, eating or drinking foods that are devoid of that taste can be even worse."
12/03/2009: B from Lv, Nv replies: "How do you balance the acid/alkaline in your body when you're taking apple cider vinegar? I read in a very respected nutritional healing book that too much acv can cause acidosis. I really want to get off the meds for my hb."
05/13/2010: Sazie from Birmingham, Alabama, Usa replies: "I was wondering the same thing - does anyone have an answer????? Thanks!"
05/14/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "The reason Citrus fruits like lemons, lime and ACV are good for the body is that ACV contains malic acid and acetic acid and citrus fruits contain mainly citric acid.
When these acids reach your duodenum, which needs an alkaline to neutral medium for the duodenal enzymes to work, bicarbonates are released from the pancreas to neutralize the stomach acid or chyme. These bicarbonates are also used to neutralize the citric acids from fruits and the malic acid and acetic acid. The acids from the ACV then become their salts -- actetates and malates which are highly absorbable in the intestines and they are referred to as alkaline forming. The citric acid from the fruits is converted to citrates which are also absorbed for the same reasons.
The best way to alkalize is either to squeeze a lemon or lime into a glass, or use two tablespoons of ACV plus 1/4 - 1/2 tspn of baking soda because by doing this you convert the citric acid from the fruits to citrates and you also convert the malic acid and acetates in the ACV to their salts BEFORE you digest them. So you don't need to use your own digestion's bicarbonates to neutralize these acids -- thus effectively saving your body's bicarbonates which promotes even better alkalinity as well as promoting more efficient digestion and respiration for your body overall. Essentially, by using the salt form rather than the acid forms, you are saving the body bicarbonates for use in your body rather than wasting them unecessarily in digestion.
This is also the reason why Ted always advises to take Vitamin C not as Ascorbic acid but as ascorbates. Exactly the same reasoning applies here too. Ascorbic acid is actually a pro-oxidant, and when you add sodium bicarbonate to a solution of ascorbic acid, this then becomes an ascorbate salt of sodium -- an anti-oxidant."
05/15/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "This post is to Bill. Thank you for your excellent explanation of this alkalizing method. I have several questions for you. Firstly, when you were treating your systemic yeast infection you used molasses. How could that have worked considering you would be feeding them? Did it not make you retain water and gain weight?
Secondly, you used an alkalizing formula 3X per day did you not retain water from all the sodium in the baking soda? Also would you not experience some sort of electrolyte imbalance with all that (non sea salt) type of sodium?
I have so many of the same problems and have been fighting for my health for about 14 yrs now. Getting a bit discouraged. would like to try exactly what you did. It really sounds like Dr. Tulio Simoncini's baking soda cure for cancer. He believes cancer is fungus and he floods the area with glucose? (anyway some type of sugar)maybe it works because they feed, and they relax then he blasts the area with a very strong dose of baking soda. Any of your comments would be greatly appreciated!
05/15/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Hi Bill: One more question. Why do you think so many jpoeple report weight loss here on earth clinic, with the use of ACV and water? they do not include baking soda? And one post said it (ACV and BS) made her retain water?
what are your thoughts?
05/16/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Mary...Many thanks for your questions. I'll try and answer them as best I can:
Firstly, when you were treating your systemic yeast infection you used molasses. How could that have worked considering you would be feeding them? Did it not make you retain water and gain weight?
This is a good question. Oddly enough, when I cured myself of candida and everything else, I lost alot of weight(over 25 lbs). When you alkalize, you effectively put your body into high working efficiency. Your immune system improves and your energy also improves because alkalizing and bicarbonates are specifically used in human respiration and in digestion, making these body processes much more efficient.
I also used VCO in my candida remedy on a daily basis because the saturated fats in VCO(as medium chain triglycerides) are not stored as fat in the body, but instead the unneeded saturated fat is simply excreted directly from the liver into the intestines. Normal vegetable oils or polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats(long chain triglycerides) are always stored in the body as fats. This is why I have a high regard for VCO, for me it is the safest and best edible oil in the world.
I used molasses in order to supply my body with more minerals -- specifically magnesium and potassium during my remedy. In those early days, I was an EC newbie and didn't understand that much. If I had candida now, I probably wouldn't use molasses, but would use sea salt and fulvic acid for minerals instead and would also use borax to help kill off the candida as well. I would also use hydrogen peroxide and magnesium chloride or citrate as well which I never used before(I use them now).
Secondly, you used an alkalizing formula 3X per day did you not retain water from all the sodium in the baking soda? Also would you not experience some sort of electrolyte imbalance with all that (non sea salt) type of sodium?
When most people think sodium, they think it is the big, bad enemy -- salt. But sodium is not salt. I also agree with Ted, our bodies need sodium, over 80% of our body electrolytes consist of sodium. Therefore we need sodium everyday. The scare over salt is, in my own opinion, well overplayed. As long as you use natural sea salt, you should have few sodium or salt issues.
You wont retain water using sodium bicarbonate as you would with table salt because they are completely different substances with different effects on the body. Sodium bicarbonate is NaHCO3 whereas salt is NaCl. Both have completely different behaviours in the body. Ordinary table salt has a pH = 5 whereas sea salt has a pH = 7.5 - 8.5 and is more alkaline which is why natural sea salt is so much better for you. Table salt is refined and so only contains NaCl, whereas a good natural sea salt will contain many minerals as well and has many more useful body electrolytes that are both necessary for the body as well as being alkaline and more balancing.
Why do you think so many jpoeple report weight loss here on earth clinic, with the use of ACV and water? they do not include baking soda? And one post said it (ACV and BS) made her retain water?
what are your thoughts?
Acid body conditions can lead to accumulation of fats. So can pollution of the body from heavy metals. In fact, I have read that the production and storage of fats in the body is a kind of body defence against the accumulation of heavy metals, a way for the body to hide the heavy metals safely in order to protect against their bad effects on the organs and blood.
I would also rarely use ACV without using baking soda with it. If you take ACV on its own, the acetic and malic acids in the ACV will be converted to acetate and malate salts by your digestion and then will be absorbed. So this actually depletes your body stores of sodium bicarbonates. By adding sodium bicarbonate to the ACV plus water you convert the acids to their salts BEFORE you ingest them so you save your body bicarbonates, by not having to digest and convert these acids to their salts. So you alkalize you body even more this way by saving your own bicarbonates.
The lady who gained weight using ACV might have had a problem with her kidneys or liver, we just don't know. Kidneys regulate minerals and water in the blood, she might have had a water retention problem. Fat and glucose metabolism is mainly handled by the liver, so there might have been a problem there too. Also we have no idea what her diet was and she was really one of the few cases on EC where ACV didn't help her condition."
05/17/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Hi Bill: thank you very much for your timley reply. I will think about this and design a program for myself. I will report back on how it works! I always look forward to reading your posts and am starting to store them in one spot!
05/24/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Hi Bill and EC: EC could you help me to locate Bill's original post on this topic, i cannot find it anywhere and have given up looking.
Bill if you see this would you kindly review what you did/ would do exactly to rid a body of systemic yeast infection. i should have saved it!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much!!!! mary"
EC: Hi Mary,
Bill has several detailed posts in this section: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/candida2.html#COCONUTOIL
05/25/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Mary...Just to help explain some things. The only thing I would perhaps change in my original anti-candida protocol now is perhaps to avoid the Blackstrap Molasses part -- because BSM contains sugar which helps to feed the candida fungus. I took BSM for the minerals -- mainly potassium and magnesium -- but there are better ways.
From what I know now, I would add this to the protocol:
* Borax -- The ultimate fungal killer. Take 1/8 teaspoon in a litre of water every day. Normally taken for 4 days, then 3 days off every week. 20 Mule Team Borax is fine for this. Borax also removes fluorine from the body.
* Magnesium Chloride or Magnesium Citrate supplementation -- at least 400 mg per day(split into 2 doses). Magnesium is used in over 300 enzyme reactions in your body, balances hormones, calming, acts like an antibiotic against bacteria, helps the heart, reduces calcium build-up in the tissues(thus further reducing body acidity) and also works together with the borax to improve and maintain bone health.
* Hydrogen Peroxide -- Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Used in the protocol mainly to help clear or detox the blood and lymph of debris and to give you more energy.
* Natural sea salt or Fulvic acid for proper mineral balance.
* Chlorella to remove heavy metal build-up in the body.
* Iodine -- using Lugol's or Iodoral tablets. You can also just paint the soles of your feet with ordinary iodine tincture twice a week(I do this) -- the iodine will be absorbed through the skin. Iodine will help to remove bromine, chlorine and fluorine from the body and will also give good support to the immune system. Iodine also helps to kill the candida.
* Instead of using my own tri-herbal remedy -- choose any good quality herbs of your own choice -- such as milk thistle, dandylion and burdock -- to support both your kidneys and liver -- these are the main excretory organs of the blood. Doing this will soften the candida die-off or Herxheimer effects during the protocol.
With my original anti-candida protocol(when I didn't know as much as I do now), it took a whole year to defeat my candida. Ted maintains that you should be able to cure candida properly in 4 months. These additions should help you to achieve this.
I take most of the above now on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as a preventative defence for my body and as immune support. I haven't had cold, flu etc for well over 3 years now -- I used to catch everything under the sun when I had candida!!"
05/26/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Hi Bill: Thanks so much for summing it up so nicely. i have 2 questions for you. firstly, do you feel totally safe with the 20 mule team in your body. Secondly you did not mention the alkalizing remedy in this summation. is there a reason? is one on the list superior?
Thanks always, Mary."
07/17/2010: Merry from Bakersfield, California replies: "Hi Bill, After reading all posts available re:candida remedy, by you, I would like to have the complete portions, list of items, and recommended doses, I. E. Per day, week, etc. Just now found this website and would like to obtain your complete method of remedy for candida. You attest to it so I will try it. So if you can direct me to where I can find it posted. Thanks, Merry"
01/09/2011: Bill from Mattoon, Il replies: "Bill, Will your listed protocol work for fibromyalgia? Or do you have any other suggestions? Thank you, Bill M."
01/10/2011: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Bill... Although I would completely agree with what Jason Uttley says in EC about fluoride causing Fibromyalgia (see http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fibromyalgia.html), I would have to say that this is only one of the things which would could cause this illness. My reasoning goes like this. The introduction of fluorine into our diets via water, food and drugs etc only started to happen in the 1950s. But Fibromylagia -- or Muscular Rheumatism as it was known in the old days -- was also known to exist well before fluorine was introduced into drinking water, vaccines, food and drugs in the 1950s. Therefore, there must be more than one causative factor for Fibromyalgia. As far as I can determine, the following seem to relate as causative factors of Fibromyalgia:
* Fluorine in the drinking water, vaccines, drugs, agriculture and food supply.
* Excess calcium in the western diets. This promotes intracellular acidity and mitochondrial calcification -- causes muscular pain.
* Similarly, low amounts of Magnesium in the western diet also fascilitates excess calcium and acidity in the body with attending mitochondrial pain and energy problems.
* Acidity in the body weakens the immune system and leaves the back door open to pathogens entering the body as Ted from Bangkok suggests. Therefore mycoplasmas -- fungus like pathogens -- or other pathogens could also encourage Fibromyalgic symptoms.
* There is some conclusive evidence that heavy metals like mercury from vaccines also might contribute to fibromyalgia.
So what I am saying is that I agree that there is indeed a good chance that Fluoride is a major cause of Fibromyalgia, but I do not think that it is the only cause.
So the best remedy for Fibromyalgia would be a combined remedy, consisting of:
* Take large dose Lugol's iodine(12. 5 mgs/day at a minimum) to remove the fluoride from the body.
* Take 1/8 tsp of borax(20 Mule Team borax is OK to use here) in a liter of water a day for 3 days a week. This will remove fluorine, kill various pathogens in your body, and helps to balance your hormones.
* Initially, take 800 - 1200 mgs of Magnesium Chloride or Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate in split doses for about 3 days(or for longer if you can) and then reduce intake to about 500 mgs per day. This helps to restore your calcium balance, removes intracellular acidity and helps to eliminate both mitochondrial calcification and muscular pain.
* Alkalize the blood with 1/2 tspn Baking Soda(Sodium Bicarbonate) twice a day.
* Take 6 - 10 drops of 1% Hydrogen Peroxide I n a glass of water per day. This helps to kill the mycoplasmas that could be causing the Fibro.
* Eat cilantro in salads 3 times a week and drink green tea. This should help to remove heavy metals from your body.
* Use 0. 1% Methylene Blue. Dosage is 4 - 6 drops in a glass of water with dissolved ascorbic acid(1000 mgs) as Ascorbate twice a day. This is a mitochondrial super-antioxidant that helps to revive the cell mitochondria to give you more energy.
Follow a candida diet -- see this link:
For more remedies and explanations see Ted's Fibro Remedies this link:
There best diet to follow in my opinion, is the anti-candida diet which is here:
Here is the anti-candida diet:
1. Absolutely NO SUGAR. No ifs or buts here -- if you really want to get rid of candida -- it starts here, this is a must!!
2. No junk food allowed.
3. No vegetable oil in the diet. Vegetable oil oxidizes fairly quickly on the shelf and very rapidly at high heat. Most vegetable oils are also now made from an unnatural chemical process. Better to use virgin coconut oil for cooking -- this is a very stable oil that is very good for you. When I had candida and started taking coconut oil, my bad constipation and bloating issues disappeared in about two weeks. VCO is very healthy for your body and intestines. I only cook with VCO now and VCO has actually helped me to lose weight.
4. No soda pop. Apart from the sugar, soda drinks also contain carbonic and phosophoric acids -- all of which acidifies your body and encourages candida.
5. No Sweeteners allowed -- no aspartame, sucralose or saccharine.
6. Eat only white meat like chicken or fish in small amounts and avoid all red meats.
7. No baking products like bread, cakes pastries etc. In the 60s or 70s the FDA, in their wisdom, allowed the use of bromide and bromates in bread-making and baking instead of iodine. Bromine weakens the immune system and also encourages candida growth. Strangely but happily, I recently learnt that bromides and bromates used in baking have always been banned in the Philipines. Well go figure...
8. Include using a handful of chopped coriander leaf in a salad three times a week. Ted has said that doing this for a month will remove most heavy metals successfully from your body.
9. No canned products in the diet. Bisphenol A -- or BPA -- is contained in all plastic linings of canned products and is very bad for you. Upsets hormone balance and weakens the immune system.
10. No Calcium which means no dairy products -- no milk, cheese, yoghurt etc. Avoid calcium fortified foods. Excess calcium encourages acidity and thereby aids the spread of candida.
11. No Monosodium Glutamate(MSG) allowed. This means that all soy products made from a chemical process -- including soy sauce, tofu etc. Are not allowed. Avoid all products with added MSG. But any soy products made from the natural fermentation process are OK and allowed in small amounts.
12. Avoid distilled water and tap-water. Distilled water is "dead water" -- it completely lacks any important body minerals that natural spring-water contains. Tap-water nowadays -- due to water shortages -- is now re-cycled and chemically processed from sewage(especially in cities), so Lord only knows what evil goodies tap-water contains. Enough said I think. Drink fresh mineral or spring water or create your own mineral water instead.
12. Try and avoid all (chemically) processed food if you can. Try and eat foods that are made from natural processes without excess heating or use of chemicals/pesticides.
14. When you eat food, don't always rush and over-stuff yourself, as this leads to poor, inefficient digestion and acid intestines. There is always a lag from when you feel hungry to when you are satisfied but if you eat too fast, this is not good for you. Eat your food slower and drink plenty of water at mealtimes for proper digestion. The Chinese -- and Okinawans -- normally eat until they feel 70-80% full, then they stop. This is also good simple dietary practice."
02/24/2012: Mary H from Yutan, Ne replies: "Bill: Hi I am currently trying to get rid of candida. I also think I have h pylori. I started doing the McCombs plan about 2 weeks ago. I am allowed to eat any vegetables, any fruit except oranges, all meat except pork, eggs, brown rice, coconut , almond or apricot oils, & extra virgin olive oil. I eat organic chicken, a little fish (hallibut), organic russet potatoes, organic brown rice, organic eggs, bananas, organic apples, organic kiwi's, organic strawberries, extra virgin coconut oil, occasionally organic iceberg lettuce, organic brown rice ceral (only has brown rice in it nothing eles added, sea salt & about 112 ozs of water a day & that is all that I have in my diet right now. I also take a few supplements. I cannot eat vegetables because they make me throw up whenever I try to eat them. I also am taking the supplements that I have purchased from the McCombs plan that I am also taking. This is a 16 week program. I also have to sweat in a hot bath for 10 to 15 minutes 6 days a week. I started getting very bad heartburn 5 days ago. I did do the lime/baking soda today on an empty stomach & it did seem to help, although not sure as I only had Chicken for dinner.
So my question? I think I do not have HCI (betaine) in my stomach & I think this is the reason I am getting heartburn. I took 10 capsules of HCI/pepsin @ 650mg/162mg with my meal yesterday & it did not cause any comfort in my stomach. Later on I still got heartburn a few hours later so I decided not to try the pills again. So I am wanting to know that if I do the lime/baking soda/water combo will this make my stomach acid worse or better?
Also any suggestions on helping me with the candida & the h pylori would be great. A couple of other things- I have slightly high blood pressure 140/90 & also in my right ankle I has a little bit of edema. I am 25 lbs overweight but I am active & seem to have a lot of energy, I am 56 years old. Any help or suggestions on this also would be great. Maybe someone on here can tell me how to eat some vegetables without making me sick? I love this website. I found it this morning. Thank You for any feedback. Sincerely Mary"
02/24/2012: Whodateddy from Miami Lakes, F replies: "Raw MANUKA HONEY, AND MASTIC GUM FOR H-PYLORI, AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR THE HEARTBURN. You might want to get your Dr. to test you to see if you have gallbladder probs. also, since so many things make you sick."
Apple Cider Vinegar for High Blood Pressure
Folk Cure Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
Taking the ACV tonic 2-3 times a day can significantly lower your blood pressure. Start with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water and build up to one or two tablespoons. Add honey or other natural sweetener for taste.
01/05/2013: Chyde from Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria: "I posted this before but got no response from anyone. I am reposting again. I will appreciate it so much if anyone with experience could contribute to this. Thank you.
I recommended the lemon juice / EVOO cumbo for my father in-law. 3 tablespoon Lemon juice and 3 tablespoon EVOO. He has HBP, diabetes and was diagnosed in August with prostrate cancer. He complians about painful urination sort of. I recommended the cayenne pepper / warm water combination. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper / 8 oz glass of water 3x daily. I recommended they add Sodium Bicarbonate to the family's drinking water in other to help with the general alkalizing of their bodies. I also recommended that he takes the lemon juice / EVCO the way I combine in my own case above. I would equally love to know if my recommendations are ok and what else we could do. Would have loved to try the Sodium Bicarbonate / Mollases or maple syrup combination but worried about the sugar part as a result of his diabetes. Let me know if there is another way we could handle the High BP, diabetes and prostrate cancer all at the same time. I will very must appreciate all responses that will help us overcome this trying time in our lives. I am a firm believer in natural therapy and will love a situation where we go off these medications and their side effects. Thanks all and cheers!"Replies
01/06/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "That sounds about right, how long has he been on this regime?"
[YEA] 03/06/2014: Borik25 from Tustin, Ca replies: "First, a little about me. I'm a 44 year old male and have a family history of high bp and heart disease. At 40 I was border line hyper tension and started eating healthier and exercised more. I am not out of shape by any means (5-10 / 220) and feel good most days. The other day I went to donate blood with the Red Cross and my bp was taken....136/104. Needless to say I couldn't donate blood. I'm not on any meds and am becoming a believer in natural remedies.
With that said, I went and bought organic raw ACV, BS, krill oil and honey. This is my second day using this. I'm going to take my bp again in a week and see where I go from there. I've read on this site of the many positive outcomes with people with high bp and had significant drops just by using the above recipe. Hopefully I get the same results. I am not a fan of giving pharmaceutical companies my money.
Thoughts and prayers to all and thank you for the info and support. Any other advise is greatly appreciated."
03/06/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "You do know that you can protect yourself against heart disease (heart attacks and strokes) by using Nattokinase (fibrinolytic enzyme) and Vitamin K2 (ML7) don't you. Aiming just to bring down your blood pressure doesn't address the underlying cause of heart disease. Read up on it. Take narrokinase 2000 FU before bed in empty stomach is ideal time.
Krill oil (with fats) is good for brain but there is a caveat. Fish oils will damage your brain without sufficient antioxidant. There are studies that says it causes aging and lower intelligence. You need to take an antioxidant like 4mg of astaxanthin (on empty stomach) with it."
03/07/2014: Borik25 from Tustin, Ca replies: "Thank you Prioris. I'm new to this site and am slowly learning some of the other natural remedies for my bp and heart disease. Much appreciated."
12/17/2012: Chyde from Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria: "Hi Everyone, glad to be part of the community and the wonderful remedies I am now aware of. I am thankful to the creators of this site and all contributors.
Now to my enquiry, I have read of the benefits of ACV for HBP sufferers and decided to give it a try. I was unable to get the one with the mother in it but simply went ahead with the store option. Problem is that my bp went up to 170/120 from 150/100 which was already high. I had to check my BP when I noticed migranelike heacache of which I still have a little left. I am simply wondering if there was anything I did wrong.
I tried as well to add Sodium Bicarbonate and Cayene pepper most times when I take the ACV also. At other times, I will simply take the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice combo for the pain I had on my right lower flank abdomen. None of the scans prior to the Lemon Juice/ EVCO did not show any kidney stones. However, pain was gone after I took the lemon juice and EVCO. I stopped when the pain stopped. When pain tried to surface again, I did same thing again and pain was gone. I simply keep lemon fruits and EVCO handy in case pain tries to surface again. And of course, I take a lot of water everyday. This is in addition to my family's weekly routine of frshly squeezed juice (orange, watermelon, pineapple, lemon etc) drink. I also add Moringa to my meals also as much whenever I eat those food that it is easy to combine with. Is there something I did not do right?
I saw my physician today and immediately went back to the medication (Novasc 10mg) that I use whenever my blood pressure goes up. Had to do that in the interim while I await feedback from members of the community. I generally do not take the medication all the time but as is required and this is usually when my pressure goes up. I indeed will love to control my blood pressure naturally.
Secondly, I recommended the lemon juice / EVOO cumbo for my father in-law. 3 tablespoon Lemon juice and 3 tablespoon EVOO. He has HBP, diabetes and was diagnosed in August with prostrate cancer. He complians about painful urination sort of. I recommended the cayenne pepper / warm water combination. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper / 8 oz glass of water 3x daily. I recommended they add Sodium Bicarbonate to the family's drinking water in other to help with the general alkalizing of their bodies. I also recommended that he takes the lemon juice / EVCO the way I combine in my own case above. I would equally love to know if my recommendations are ok and what else we could do. Would have loved to try the Sodium Bicarbonate / Mollases or maple syrup combination but worried about the sugar part as a result of his diabetes. Let me know if there is another way we could handle the High BP, diabetes and prostrate cancer all at the same time. I will very must appreciate all responses that will help us overcome this trying time in our lives. I am a firm believer in natural therapy and will love a situation where we go off these medications and their side effects. Thanks all and cheers!"
01/10/2013: Jill from St. Louis, Mo replies: "Using raw apple cider vinegar instead of the kind from the store is essential! Order online if you don't have a health food store nearby."
01/10/2013: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "I respectfully disagree. Actually, I couldn't disagree more.
Years ago, when I read about using ACV for my high blood pressure, I had some 'regular old' ACV in my cupboard, so I used it and it worked well.
After reading many testimonials here on EC (similar to yours, stating that using organic ACV vs. non-organic was "essential"), I bought and used the organic variety and it 'essentially' did nothing. My blood pressure was back up, full throttle.
When I returned to the regular old ACV, my blood pressure went back down again, and I've stayed with it ever since."
06/19/2013: Michael from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Here is a link from Dr. Young about raw vegetable juicing to lower diabetes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuJrfYG7oh8"
10/02/2013: Joe M from Usa replies: "I agree with the idea of using raw, unfiltered vinegar. Anyone who believes that they can get good results with filtered, and bad results with unfiltered is either a liar or a rare exception.
I started out using the typical store vinegar in the jug. It constipated me so bad that I had blood in the stool. And I believe it is because that vinegar "cleans" your intestinal walls to the point of making it VERY difficult to pass anything through. This even sounds dangerous to me.
But since I began using the good stuff, I haven't had this problem. Now I will admit something that might get me flamed by certain vinegar advocates.
I was normally using the new H---z raw vinegar that Walmart began carrying. And with good results. But I had heard of B----s many times. I later realized that the Amish store down the road carries the B----s. So I bought a bottle of that just to keep on hand. I decided to begin using that. And it seems like only a couple days after that I began feeling weird. Turns out my blood pressure was up. Now is this a coincidence? I have no idea. But I at least know the H---z stuff works. And it even prevented an allergy infection my 6 yr old was trying to get."
10/02/2013: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "@Joe - I had the exact same experience.
Initially, I used regular old 'H' brand ACV with good results. After reading many posts here on EC, most of which scoffed at the notion of using H brand vs. B's (with the mother), I switched to the B's brand expecting greater efficacy.
It turned out that the opposite was true. When I switched to B's, my blood pressure shot back up. I returned to using the H brand and never looked back."
[YEA] 08/18/2012: Sukhdev from Kanata, On, Canada: "I would say "ACV" is amazing. I was always in this thought that I ve "White Coat Syndrum" but it was not the reality so I was dignose with HBP(reading 160/100) in May. I want to try some natural remedies instead going on medication as I am taking medication for high cholesterol. I found this wonderful site of natrual remedies. I started taking ACV on Aug. 14 (this day I had Cardiac stress test and my BP was 165/110) within 4 days my BP is down to 133/88. Really I am surprised to see the results THanks to "Earthclinic"
How I take ACV? After reading almost every page on this topic, I choose take it like this:
3 tbls(0. 8 oz) of ACV and 1 tbls of Honey mix in
8-10 oz of warm water. I take it in the morning and bed time.
That s IT"
[YEA] 06/13/2012: Gloria from Plainfield, Nj: "I'm responding to the acv. I had the same success with my blood pressure. Someone said that their pressure went down within 45 mins. of taking the acv. I figured it was worth a shot, it's only acv. It went down in that time frame. I feel wonderful joint pain and knee pain even went away. It's been three years now. Thanks for sharing your hb pressure info. Thanks everyone. Thank you Earth Clinic."Replies
10/13/2012: Connie Sue from Duncan, Ok, Usa replies: "Gloria, I have had great success also---in only 3 days. I had been feeling very tired , weak and had a headache for several days. Actually, months! I usually take my blood pressure often because my mother and sister had high blood pressure controlled very poorly by medicine. I've been borderline for years. I finally got up the nerve to take it and was shocked to see it was 196/115. I never go to the doctor, but could see this was serious. It was on Thursday. I decided to try acv. I drank 1 tbls with the juice of a lime in about a half cup of water. I did this 2 times on Thursday, but pressure still stayed above 190/105. I took the vinegar once yeasterday morning , did not take my pressure but still felt bad. This morning I took a dose, and an hour later took my pressure. I noticed I felt better. Pressure is 145/90. I am so happy. I will take my pressure daily now and continue drinking the Apple Cider Vinegar daily. I hope to see these numbers continue to drop to normal. Thanks Earth Clinic!"
[YEA] 01/05/2012: Newshed from Minneapolis, Mn: "Last Thursday I had my BP taken and it was 164/104 that was at 6AM I waited 10 minutes for a retake and it had went to 160/107. I donate plasma and have on and off for years and that's how I know this. There have been other times the last few months where it's 159/99 or 165/103 and so on. I do have neuropathy in my feet which can be very painful and I had taken 2 ibuprofen and 2 acetominophin at about 4AM as my feet were in a lot of pain. I like to donate plasma so I can have extra money for the week and I also know a couple people who rely on it and even if it's not mine my friends have nurses out to their homes and hook up to the pick line to do the medicine delivery. I couldn't donate that day and it was a bummer so I went to my car got on the Internet on my phone and found this site and that morning before work I went and got _____s ACV at the store thank goodness Byerly's opens at 6AM. I went home told my wife and started ASAP.
I personally after reading several pages and posts decided to take 3 tablespoons 2 times a day. I mix it with Apple Juice and I small spoonful of this thick and gooey honey my wife has. It's only been 4 days and I went to donate again at 6AM, (I like to be first then I'm done by 7:15) and get this my BP went to 149/89. Fluke? Who knows but even the lady I like to have screen me even said how low it is today and my iron was excellent she said, best she's seen. Now it hasn't helped my feet at all but I do feel my appetite has changed for the better as well. So thank all you kind people who helped me and I'm an ACV drinker now!"Replies
[NAY] 01/17/2012: Chattyone from So Cal, Ca replies: "My blood pressure was 199/100 when someone suggested I take ACV mixed in a large amount of water, thru a straw 3xs per day, which I did. Within a month, every one of my crowns fell off. Never had the problem before or since : ( Now I take over the counter meds (not happy about it) now as I am afraid of what else might happen. Very expensive lesson."
11/08/2012: Naila from Los Angeles, California replies: "For those using ACV, please please remember that you must brush/rinse after EVERY time. Those who had teeth/crown issues, this was probably the main reason (unless there are other factors with their teeth. ) The benefits of ACV far outway this one "side effect".. but if care is taken, there should be NO side effect."
03/20/2013: Deancuh from Murrieta, California replies: "You should never brush your teeth right after taking Apple Cider Vinegar. Brush before you take it, and after you drink some rinse your mouth out well with plain filtered water."
05/18/2013: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "Take cq10, 150 mgs 3 times a day. It will lower your blood pressure better than any drug. Also take Omega 3 oil. Love Andrea c xxx"
10/07/2011: Karenann from Houston, Tx, Usa: "I have only been taking ACV for a short time and my BP has already lowered. I dreaded having my BP taken in the Dr.s Office, because it was so high. Usually ran 150/98 or somewhere in that neighborhood.
I am on HBP meds and have been for years. Since taking two TBS in four OZ. of grape juice it is now 122/78. I found it taste really good in apple juice too. You can barely taste the ACV. I am using organic ACV. Thanks for this wonderful website.
Maggie from Houston, TX"
08/09/2011: Bobbi from Cleveland, Ohio: "Is it okay to take ACV if you are on BP meds. I would like to try it before weaning off meds. I was on three different ones but one of them was causing a lot of side effects. Currently on Atenolol and Amlodipine."
[NAY] 08/04/2011: Patti B from Jamison, Pa, Usa: "My husband tried the apple cider vinegar 2x daily to lower his blood pressure. After 12 days, his pressure was the same. It didn't work for him."Replies
04/09/2013: Ladyliza from Granada Hills, Ca, Usa replies: "Were you using raw acv?"
[YEA] 08/02/2011: Dave from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania: "I've been taking Apple Cider Vinegar for a couple of months , my blood pressure use to be 130 /95 and with taking Apple Cider Vinegar my blood pressure is now 122/80, I was shocked how great my blood pressure is now by taking Apple Cider Vinegar thank you earth clinic for the knowledge you gave me on this awesome sight."
[YEA] 07/12/2011: Atane from Charlotte, Nc: "I began taking ACV for blood pressure 1 month ago. I was on 3 pills with a normal day of 150/80. just came from the md my blood pressue is down to 130/80 in one month 2 Tbs w 8 oz water 2 x daily. I have been taken off all medication except one. This product is absolutely remakable. I dont go a day with out it... Be blessed"
02/28/2011: Sbjones13 from Springfield, Massachusetts: "Based on many posts on this site I embarked on a regimen of apple cider vinegar to lower my high blood pressure. Many posts say Apple Cider Vinegar worked for them but give little in terms of detail. I'd like to hear from people who had good results with information about what the bp numbers were prior to starting Apple Cider Vinegar and actual numbers after taking acv. I'd like to know how long it took to see a redcution in bp and if it remains low. Do you have to continue with Apple Cider Vinegar at the same frequency and dose after you reached your target bp? I have been recording my own lack of progress at tomsriverproject.com and would look forward to your comments here. Thanks."Replies
[YEA] 03/17/2011: Margaret from Knoxville, Tn replies: "I have been taking one to two tablespoons of organic ACV with one to two teaspoons of good local honey with a couple of ounces of warm water first thing in the morning for over two years. I take it for a number of reasons. I did not have true blood pressure issues prior to starting - usually running about 110/70 sometimes up to 120/70. However, after about six months on the ACV, it is consistently 100/60.
I actually started on the ACV for rheumatoid arthritis pain because I am not interested in prescription drugs. The ACV with honey and water controls the RA pain. You will have to keep taking the ACV to keep your blood pressure down. If you stop, it will begin to creep back up. However, the ACV has so many wonderful effects in the body, I can't see any reason to stop. I would say, however, that everyones should be sure to "swish and swallow" with clean water following the ACV because it can be really hard on the tooth enamel otherwise."
01/17/2011: Bertha from Dallas, Tx: "Hi, I've been taking the organic ACV now for about a month. However, my blood pressure goes up and down. I'm taking Diovan, Bystolic & tekturma. Went to my dr today and it was 167/109. Now he's having a sonogram of my kidneys and referring me to a hypertenison specialist. I've changed my diet and riding my bike for 30-45 mins on some days and walking a mile on other days. What am I doing wrong here??? I'm really getting frustrated. I drink ACV 2-3 times a day without the honey. What else can I do???"Replies
01/19/2011: Shary from Centennial, Co replies: "High BP is a symptom that something is wrong in your body. Try Vitamin D3 supplements. Take 5,000 IU per day. Low Vitamin D affects almost every aspect of body functioning and can cause blood pressure to go up. Many doctors feel that a blood level of 30 ng/ml is sufficient, but newer research indicates that it should be above 50 ng/ml for optimal health. Make sure it's D3 (cholecalciferol), not D2."
05/02/2011: Jennifer from Houston, Tx replies: "Be sure to ask your Dr. about hyperaldosteronism as a reason for uncontrollable hypertension."
07/14/2011: Shinygirl from Charlotte, Nc replies: "By the grace of god, my blood pressure has started coming near to normal. The changes I made were I started using sea salt in place of normal salt and after getting up in morning I try to have at least half banana within 15 minutes, that keeps my acidity low, and if thats low my bp is also normal."
12/30/2010: Rebecca from Atlanta, Ga: "I have low blood pressure naturally, I read ACV will lower blood pressure so is it still okay for me to take it once a day for prevenative health or will it hurt me by taking my blood pressure down, does anyone know? my normal blood pressure is around 98/65"Replies
[NAY] 03/02/2011: Beth from Aspen, Co replies: "Hi Rebecca,
I started taking ACV about a month ago and it has not lowered my BP any. Mine is about the same as yours."