Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Ted's Recipe
- Acid Reflux
- Acidity Issues
- Asthma and Allergies
- Bladder Infection
- Blood Pressure
- Body Odor
- Burning Tongue
- General Feedback
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Infection
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
- Multiple Ailments
- Multiple Cures
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Side Effects
- Sinus Infection
- Skin Ailments
- Thirst Quencher
- Throat Issues
- Weight Loss
08/05/2012: Anonymous from Pdx, Or: "I had a side effect from a Kenalog steriod shot which gave me kidney infection took a super strong antibiotics which did not work. So I started drinking ACV 2 tablespoons with 1/4 baking soda three times a day and drank pure unsweetened cranberry juice..."
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[YEA] 06/25/2007: Linda from Squaw Valley, California: "I have a lung disease (sarcoid) which makes it easy for me to get every bug going around. I had bronchitis and pnemonia for three months. I took various antibiotics for those three months. I got better but I had a raging case of GERD from then on. The purple pill and others did not work. I tried ACV and soda, it works for me. I know that antibiotics are going to be a part of my life, but at least I don't have GERD any longer."
[YEA] 04/26/2007: Kristin from Detroit, Michigan: "There were a lot of postings so I wasn't able to read through all of them. I may be retouching on something that someone else has already said, so I'm sorry for that. But this remedy is great. I'm only 26 years old and I started getting GERD at 17. After finally stopping drinking and smoking the doctor finally put me on a PPI. They really have worked great. I rarely have any flare ups, but I was having constant stomach gas and bloating. It was almost embarrassing no to mention uncomfortable. I found this site and wanted to try something more natural. So I stupidly quit the pills right away and tried this remedy. I ended up with far worse acid pain than I had ever had before. It almost made me sick one night to the point that I was laying on the floor ready to cry. Then I read about adding the baking soda. Thank God for that. It instantly calmed everything down. I think it took a total of a week for the PPI withdrawl to go away. Now, I kind of carry around a water bottle of the mix and use less and less of it every day. So for those using PPI's looking for something else, this does work. THe PPI withdrawl is intense, but I think it is worth it."
[YEA] 03/01/2007: Kathi from Newtown, PA: "I was diagnosed with GERD 2 years ago and have been on Aciphex. I recently was told my iron has very low saturation and was put on iron supplements. I am very upset about this and hate taking meds, therefore I found this site by serious research. I went off the Aciphex and tool 2 tbls of Organic ACV and within MINUTES I FELT BETTER!! Being off the Aciphex made my heartburn awful, and this remedy really helped, and right away. I have been taking the ACV with 1/4 teas of baking soda and 4 oz. of water for the past 4 weeks now and I am happy to say that not only has my GERD cleared up, but my sinus allergies are completely GONE and I am also off of Flonase, which I have been on for 10 years. I can't tell you how happy this has made me!!!!
NOW: My question to Ted is that is taking baking soda safe on a daily basis? My niece is an Acupuncturist and I have sent her some of your emails and she is disagreeing with you on this point. She believe it will increase my blood pressure by taking BS. Can you please respond to this? I really feel much better and don't want to hurt my Esophagus more by not neutralizing the acid in the ACV. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Kathi"Replies
"Earth Clinic: Kathi, we have sent your email to Ted, but he has already answered most of these questions in our long Q&A section."
[YEA] 11/13/2008: JJ from Wichita, KS/USA: "ACV & baking soda: I woke up one morning with an ache in my thumb and by the next day I had my first attack of Gout. A friend, who is an MD gave me a script for colchozine and I got absolutely no relief from taking that, prednizone and large amounts of ibuprophen. It hurt so badly for four days, I was starting to freak out! I went to our local health food store and bought $100 worth of supplements and began taking things like cherry, celery seed, alfalfa and fatty acids. Then that night I found a web site that told me to take ACV & baking soda in 6 - 8 oz. of water. I did it that night and thought I felt some relief but didn't want to be too hopeful. In the night I woke up and took more water and baking soda only. (I understood the chemistry behind the soda offsetting the acid) I woke up disappointed that it was not better at all. I found this web site and I decided to try the ACV & Baking soda again and amazingly withing 20 minutes I began feeling a lot of relief. I kept up the same regiment of supplements but with the ACV & baking soda twice a day. After 4 days I'd say I'm 90% recovered. The pain was much reduced after 1 1/2 days. I still have a small knot and some tenderness in one spot! Thanks so much!!!"Replies
02/02/2009: Sheila from Sandusky, Oh replies: "I don't use the baking soda but I have been using ACV religiously for a year now and zero gout attacks. I was getting them about once every 2 months and they are so painful. Now, I just take two tablespoons of ACV with water before I eat. I only eat twice a day, morning and evening. It also helps my blood sugar and blood pressure.
I tell my daughter and son in law to start taking it but they think it's some voo doo cure. They are in the medical field.
I should say that I don't take the baking soda because I don't want the additional sodium. I also do oil pulling which the benefits can be found on this website."
[YEA] 02/02/2009: Jan from Seattle, WA replies: "I can concur. I've been drinking 2T vinegar in one qt water twice daily and adding once daily 1/8t baking soda the past two days for my uric acid kidney stones and within one day from beginning the vinegar, my gouty feet were healed and I've been able to put my feet flat on the floor for the first time in years. I didn't even realize the amount of pain I had been in. It's truly amazing."
[YEA] 04/19/2007: Tannya from Ottawa, Canada: "Hi Everyone, I am glad to say that I have finally found the remedy for curing my heartburn which I have been coping with for the last three years. The apple cider vinegar and baking soda with acidophilus is the remedy that seems to work for me. I use the straw to drink the apple cider vinegar. However, I don't seem to tolerate the 1 cup, so I only drink 1/2 cup and it seems to do magic. Thank You so much for posting the recipe and giving people hope to cure heart burn which can absolutely ruin every day of your life. thanks again."
High Blood Pressure
[QUESTION] 04/24/2009: LESLIE from PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD: "I CAME ACROSS THIS WEBSITE IN MY SEARCH FOR NATURAL CURES FOR HBP AND YES I SEE ALL THE VARIOUS FEEDBACK ON THIS CURE. BUT I NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE I TRY THIS AS I SEEMTO REACT OF ALMOST EVERYTHING I TAKE IN AN ADVERSE WAY. HOW LONG DOES ONE HAVE TO TAKE THIS MIX TO BE FULY CURED?OR DOES ONE HAVE TO TAKE ON A REGULAR BASIS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE LEVELS BALANCED? IF REGUARLY, WHAT OTHER EFFECT WOULD THIS MIX HAVE ON MY BODY? I ASK BECAUSE TOO MUCH APV CAN AFFECT THE LIVER AND TOO MUCH BICARB CAN CAUSE WHAT??? HAVE NOT RESEARCHED THIS AS YET BUT ????
I REALLY DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THE MEDICATION I AM BEING GIVEN HERE IN MY COUNTRY WHICH ARE PURELY EXPERIMENTAL FOR PHARMACEUTICALS AND DOCTORS HERE DO NOT REALLY CAREIF YOU ARE HEALED ONLY THAT YOU ARE A REGULAR PATIENT BEING ATTENDED BY THEM FOR YEARS UNTIL YOUR DEATH WITH NO IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH. THAT MUCH I KNOW.
I WOULD APPRECIARE SOME FEEDBACK THANK YOU.
[YEA] 08/05/2008: Jeff from Atlanta, GA: "For the past two years I suffered from a severe case of chronic urticaria and angiodaema that manifested itself on my palms and soles as well as my legs and face. My particular condition would not respond to the traditional prescription medications of H1 and H2 inhibitors (anitihistamines) even though I was taking twice the daily recommended dosage. I was even put on low dose cyclosporine therapy by my allergist/immunologist in a vain attempt to control this condition. The only alternative that succeeded in temporarily relieving the urticaria was prednisone (which is too dangerous to be considered a long term solution). My condition was so severe that I was unable to leave the house because of the embarrassment of the visible wheals on my arms and face. The hives and swelling kept me from going in to work on more than one occassion, and kept me from being about to go out and socialize as well. It also was exacerbated by exercise as well as hot or cold weather. Needless to say I had exhausted what I thought was all the possible causes and possible means to cure my ailment to no avail. That was until my mother called me after reading a book about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. My further research led me to this site (and for that I thank God!), and my condition has ceased completely! I contine to use raw ACV along with baking soda and don't plan on ever stopping. I am no longer on any medications whatsoever...which I think is Truly Amazing. Thank you Ted and the good folks at earthclinic for the website and the willingness to help people. It really is amazing that something so simple accomplished what literally thousands of dollars of prescription medicine could not."Replies
09/17/2009: Pushpa from Irving, Tx replies: "Jeff from Atlanta, GA said: he uses I contine to use raw ACV along with baking soda and don't plan on ever stopping to get relief from urticaria. Please let us know how you use it? and where can i get raw Apple Cider Veniger?"
[YEA] 02/20/2008: Kenny from Strathclyde, Scotland: "I have suffered from Cholinergic Urticaria or Hives as it's more commonly known, for the past 15 years. I have attended Dermatologists galore, tried anti-histamines and all sorts! To no avail. So... I did some research and tried a number of things, natural and herbal, like Quercetin tabs (found in red onions) which is natures anti-histamine, with mixed success. Interestingly though, my ailment appears when stressed, hot - in warm weather or artificial heat, like a sauna, sweating or excercising vigorously and is manifest with red bumps all over my arms, legs, neck and torso which can become itchy - not to mention unsightly. I found the best treatment is an Air Bath - cool or cold air outdoors, minus the clothes, not always possible though!! ;-)I've been on ACV for a while (read my last post on 2/19/08) and decided to manipulate the system I had adopted and over-and-above my two cups of ACV/water solution a day, I decided to try the ACV/bicarb of soda (2tablespns to 1/4teaspn mix in water) about half an hour before vigorous excercise. The red bumps were hardly noticeable, I was wearing a short sleeved t-shirt for the first time in ages, and when I finished, I went for my usual 'sauna, cold shower, steam bath then another cold shower' routine to finish off. Normally,I'd look like I had been stung by a thousand bees! Literally. However, on this occassion, my skin was pretty clear, not red and inflamed looking - very few small red bumps but hardly noticeable, I felt fantastic!! No skin experts, doctors or snake oil salesmen could break the code, but I think I may have. Interestingly though, I beleive wholeheartedly that part of the problem is acid/alkali PH balance in the body and crucially, when out of kilter, renders the body susceptible to all-sorts of conditions. Thanks to Ted for the tip!!!"
[NAY] 03/04/2008: Christy from Snow Hill, NC: "i' have tried apple cider vinegar...and baking soda for the indigestion i told my doctor about it....he told me that the apple cider vinegar was good to take...but the baking soda is not good for me, and i should stop taking it immediately. the reason is because the baking soda throws your body off balance causing major problems. that why i wouldnt...my opinion, mix apple cidar vinegar and baking soda together for indigestion again....just sound like a bad combination. i was also told not to before mixing it with the apple cidar vinegar....that is my opinion...."Replies
11/07/2008: Arlan from Midland, Mi replies: "Your doctor is making a common mistake based in his lack of knowledge and training in biochemistry...He is probably just trying to protect you...the remedy is safe."
[YEA] 09/18/2007: Julie from Elk Grove, CA, USA: "I am 48 yrs old and have suffered from severe insomnia for 9 years. I have taken ambien sleeping pills for the last 5 years just to get a good night sleep. I started taking apple cider vinegar and baking soda for eczema and it CURED my insomnia. I mean totally cured. No more sleeping pills and I am not exaggerating when I say I sleep like i did in my 20's. At first my skin felt like it was burning for a couple of days then when it was gone so were many ailments. It also lowered my cholesterol 30 points, and I no longer have acid reflux. Thank you for your website. Its been such a blessing."
[YEA] 08/20/2008: Aim from Louisville, Ky: "I got an e coli infection from eating at a local fast food joint. After the five days of diarrhea I then had a kidney/bladder infection from it.
My blood pressure on tuesday was 149/94. I read on here about the ACV and baking soda. I put two tablespoons acv with with a 1/4 tablespoon baking soda in a full glass of water. About three hours later I took my blood pressure; it was 124/79. Wow, and I feel so much better too!
I had to force myself to drink it, but it was definently worth it."
08/05/2012: Anonymous from Pdx, Or replies: "I had a side effect from a Kenalog steriod shot which gave me kidney infection took a super strong antibiotics which did not work. So I started drinking ACV 2 tablespoons with 1/4 baking soda three times a day and drank pure unsweetened cranberry juice all day and within two day felt remarkable better will continue for a week."
[YEA] 06/29/2007: Ao from email@example.com: "i use the vinegar and baking soda for my kidney infection but now i have 90% less pain and it is now 3days i have started using it and very soon it will clear. i am eating normal now. please i will like to have the remedies for loss of memory and ovary cancer please reply via my email.Thanks and more grees to your elbow."
08/19/2009: Judy29 from Sewell, Nj, US: "I was recently diagnosed with laryngopharngeal reflux about 6 months ago. My doctor has me on Prilosec and it does not seem to be working. I have tried the ACV and baking soda and cannot drink it. I am not one to take medication and would like to find a remedy. Can you offer any alternatives?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/08/2009: Michael C from Hawthorne, Ca, USA: "I am Male 36 old. very good health take regular Multi Vitamin, eat very well, drink mainlly spring or bottled water.
My Following symptoms are:
1.Constant Sore throat
2.No taste in my mouth,
3.Back of tongue swollen
4.Sometimes it is hard to breathe
5.Throat dries up & lump in back of throat
5.Sometimes hard to swallow large items
6.Constant swallowing all day long.
7.Chest area is sore when I flex or stick my chest out or sneeze really hard.
PLEASE HELP HORRIBLE. The breathing and dried out throat gave me anxiety a few times in the past 2-months scary. I went to the ENT doctor said I may have LPR, gave me both Prilosec and Kapidex made me sick so I stopped those on the 3rd day both of them this was about 1-month ago. I always have to carry bottled water with me or cough drops with MENTHOL/BENZOCAINE ORAL in it, or may have an dry throat attack.
I have recently staring taking June 2, 2009 the ACV 2 tbls & 1/2 baking soda 3 times daily, in addition I am taking probiotics + TEDS RECOMENDATION ON Vit E 200 i.u with the selinium, B-complex 100s, Changed My vitamtin c to the ascorbate version which I take ALL daily. I took the magnesium citrate 160mg once I think it made me really hot, not sure.
WOW I FEEL MUCH BETTER more energy, however I still have many of the symptoms like sore throat, No taste or Acid taste, constant swallowing all day, lump, acid shoots up after meals, sometimes mildly hard to breathe but 70% better.
I conserned about, Possible Pathogens, Candida, Acidosis, Fungus,Bacterica, Parasites pylori, high metals and other problems. I just ordered PH TESTERS waiting for UPS to deliver. I am lost on what to take, and or what possibilities I may have as far as my condition?
I love the ACV Please help.
Thanks, Michael C"
12/30/2010: Meganmom from Lansdale, Pa, Usa: "My family just started using it and already we have less snot(and with 5 kids at home you better believe its great)my husbands reflux is better and my allergy symptoms are way less. We do add baking soda so we don't have to worry about the high acid content and the kids like the fizziness."Replies
09/18/2011: Sarah from Leominster, Ma replies: "Can you mix the ACV and Baking soda with juice or does it have to be water? I want to get my two toddlers to drink... Any tips on how to get it down?"
09/19/2011: Jewelrygirl from Houston, Texas , Usa replies: "I'm so glad Meganmom is on the right track, but I don't think Sarah's question was addressed. I, too, would like to give my son (age 6) the remedy for alkalizing, but he gags on the taste of ACV. Any suggestions would be most grateful!"
09/19/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I gave my son some ACV this morning as he had a bad dose of diarrhea. I mixed 1 tsp of ACV in about 8 oz of water with about 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and it tastes quite nice. Lemon juice in itself is a good alkaliser as well."
12/22/2012: David In Houston, Tx from Houston, Texas Us replies: "Debbie and Jewelrygirl: Mix your ACV with organic Grade A or B maple syrup, or stevia, or Organic Agave Nectar. Mix to you taste. I know this is year late so I hope you all read this... Best wishes to your quest for Health."