Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar and pH Balance
- Apple Cider Vinegar Books
- Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages and Recipes
- Apple Cider Vinegar History (Part 2)
- Bitter Taste and Sometimes Exceedingly Acidic
- How to Make ACV at Home
- Usda Breakdown of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Vitamin and Mineral Content of ACV
- Warnings and Caveats
- Acid Reflux
- ACV and Baking Soda
- ACV and Medication Interactions
- ACV and Potassium
- ACV and Pregnancy
- ACV and Probiotics
- ACV and Tap Water
- ACV Chasers
- ACV Gargle
- ACV Rash
- ACV Vs. Other Types of Vinegar
- Additional Comments
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Children
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Probiotics
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Refrigeration
- Apple Cider Vinegar as Panacea
- Apple Cider Vinegar Contraindications
- Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
- Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets
- Apple Cider Vinegar Tips
- Apple Cider Vinegar With the Mother
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Baking Soda Note -- Very Important!
- Best Time to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Brands of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Breast Reduction
- Buying Apple Cider Vinegar
- Canker Sores
- Children and Infants
- Circulation Issues
- Clean Burn Marks Off Pots and Pans
- Colds and Flu
- Cough, Chronic
- Cuticle Pain
- Dental Enamel Issues
- Drink ACV Without Ruining Your Dental Enamel
- Ear Infections
- European Conversions
- Flus and Colds
- Food Poisoning
- Foot Odor
- Foot Pain
- Foul Smelling Stools
- Fountain of Youth
- Gall Bladder Issues
- General Feedback
- General Health Tonic
- Hair and Scalp (Dandruff, Sd)
- Hair Conditioner
- Hair Growth
- Halitosis/Bad Breath
- Headache and Migraine Cures
- Heart Pain
- Hiatel Hernia
- High Cholesterol
- How to Make ACV at Home
- How to Travel With Your Remedies
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Inhaling Method
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Iodine Depletion
- Joint Pain
- Laundry Tips
- Liquid Vs. Pills
- Local Apple Cider Vinegar
- Long Term Side Effects
- Making Apple Cider Vinegar
- Maximum Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages
- Menstruation, Slow a Strong Period
- Multiple Cures Reported
- Nail Fungus
- Nausea, Seasickness, and Hangovers
- Nummular Eczema
- Oily Skin
- Pimples (Impending)
- Refrigeration of ACV
- Sinus Infections and Sinusitis
- Skin Rash
- Skin, Pale
- Sore Throat
- Storing Apple Cider Vinegar
- Ted's Remedies
- Triglyceride Levels
- Varicose Veins
- Website Articles
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy
- Yeast Infections
06/27/2012: Patch from Sarasota, Florida, United States: "(I'm pretty sure you want to brush your teeth *before* not afterwards... Acids weaken the enamel, and brushing then damages it / wears it away. If you brush before, it's not such a big deal. That's my current understanding of ..."
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|Multiple Cures Reported||116 YEAS|
|Acid Reflux||24 YEAS|
|Sinus Infections and Sinusitis||17 YEAS|
|Drink ACV Without Ruining Your Dental Enamel||11 YEAS|
|General Feedback||7 YEAS|
|Flus and Colds||5 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar and pH Balance||5 YEAS|
Children and Infants
[QUESTION] 10/14/2009: Finnsmom from Asheville, Nc: "Hi, I am interested in giving my 1 year old ACV for immune boosting properties. Any suggestions on how to get him to take it? Would rubbing it on his feet work just as well? He also keeps chronic chest congestion....we have cut out all dairy and processed wheat. Any suggestions?"
[YEA] 03/16/2008: Pauline from Port Townsend, WA: "I read Dr. D.C. Jarvis's book about folk medicine around 1960 and began to give my children apple cider vinegar whenever they got the stomach flu. It always worked. I believe he was the one who said that the vinegar changed the ph balance in the intestinal tract so that the virus couldn't live and reproduce."Replies
[YEA] 05/28/2008: Jessica from Dallas, TX replies: "I bathe my 2 year old son in ACV. About three days a week, I add a cup or so to a warm bath. He had allergies and was taking Cingular everyday. Some unknown cause was making his back and upper arms break out in little red bumps. The bumps have stopped completely. The week I ran out and didn't have time to get more ACV, the bumps came back. Works like a dream!"
[QUESTION] 01/23/2009: Harlan from Mentone, In: "apple cider vinegar... question... does it help with major blockage in legs?"
Clean Burn Marks Off Pots and Pans
[YEA] 02/27/2007: Stuart from Pittsburgh, PA: "My great great grandfather sold a liniment known as "IXL liniment, fit for man and beast" He claimed it to be 100% successful with all kinds of ailments and illnesses. I am not discounting the advertisements of either IXL OR ACV. One of the benefits of ACV that you failed to mention is its ability to break up black burns in pots and pans. Boil enough vinegar to cover burn mark and boil for half an hour. Keep track of contents so vinegar does not evaporate and allow to cool enough to handle. It takes a lot of hard rubbing but it will break up. Re boiling vinegar several times helps."
Colds and Flu
[YEA] 11/12/2008: Marshall from Victoria, Texas: "Since I can remember, I have had one or two bouts a year with sore throat and cold/flu that turns into bronchitis. An elderly gentleman who remembered taking acv mixed with honey as recommended by his doctor when he was a child told me try it for my ailments. It has worked like nothing before! Mixed 50/50 with honey in a shot glass(for sore throat), as a straight shot(this burns the tummy a little), or 2 tablespoons with a cup of warm water for respiratory/sinus problems. I have not been sick since I started taking ACV at the first sign of illness. My children have used it as well. They aren't real happy with the taste and smell but I am happy with the results! Hard for doctors to get rich recommending this home remedy!"Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 09/21/2010: Noelle from Denton, Tx, Us replies: "I have been drinking ACV at a 2 Tbsp ACV/32 oz. Water dilution, 3 times a day, for a little over a week now, and have an overall feeling of energy, especially more energy at the end of the day than I usually have. This is especially important as my job has been unusually stressful lately. Friday, I felt the onset of a cold in the form of a tickly and then sore throat. I doubled my consumption of ACV and even did a couple of "shots" (my husband figured out that one standard shot glass holds right at 3 Tbsp. Liquid) with honey chasers. I don't feel 100% better, but I do feel like the cold never really got its "claws" into me, which has made a big difference. Also taking the popular alkaline fizzy tablet cold medicine, because
1) that's the only over-the-counter cold remedy that's ever really worked for me and
2) now I understand more about how pH levels are related to overall health."
[YEA] 06/10/2009: Noor from Lawrenceville, Ga: "HI I just wanted to let people knw my story, I have been on a low carb diet wihich also known as protein sparing modified fast its very stricted in food u intake, awesome diet however the only problem is u don`t have bowel movements for days, a friend of mine told me she been taking apple cider vinegar ever since she had her last kid, and ask me to give it a try, so i did 2 tablespoon daily pure just like that no water no sweetener its just easier this way comparing in adding whole lot of water and honey...which tend to make it harder to drink. And belived or not i have bowel movements every single day, and its just 2 tablespoon a day and drink lots of water itself the whole day, i feel great more than ever, i highly recommend that to any body that suffer bowel movements, plz go buy yourself a good ACV unfiltered u will see diference in you."Replies
09/21/2010: Noelle from Denton, Tx, Us replies: "Yes, I have been on a similar high protein/low carb diet, through a weight loss center, but in their case when I reported constipation as a side effect of the diet, their remedy was to sell me their "cleansing tea" which while pleasant tasting was just a teabag version of senna-based laxatives! It seems that the ACV is helping in this regard but it may be too soon to tell just yet. Of course the weight loss center will not like this because they don't sell ACV or make a lot of money off it..."
[YEA] Flint from Austin, TX: "I have 2 children that have never been immunized for whom I have made all medicines for at home all their lives. My 2 year old was suffering from a chronic cough. It lasted 5 months and none of my syrups, oils, tinctures etc were eliminating it. One day I was eating salad with a vinaigrette. He asked specifically for the dressing and drank 2 oz straight!! He continued to ask for it daily since and has seemed to have cured himself! The cough has subsided and I feel that it is due to the apple cider vinegar! What a smart guy!"
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[YEA] 04/07/2008: Leanda from Qld, Aust: "Found an article that said old cattle farmers would feed their cows 2oz ACV twice daily with their feeds for strong healthy calves. Improves strong healthy bones."
[YEA] Cindy from Smithfield, Utah: "I have a problem with my cuticles tearing all the way back to my knuckles. I have tried every lotion and cream available. It is very painful and interrupts my sleep. A few days drinking acv and it clears up but as soon as I stop, it comes right back."
Dental Enamel Issues
[QUESTION] 05/10/2010: Dan from Redford, Mi: "If I mix cider vinegar with water and drink small amounts during the day, wouldn't that slowly remove my tooth enamel after a few years?"Replies
10/23/2010: Siobhan from Fairbanks, Alaska replies: "To protect my teeth from the vinegar acid, I swish baking soda and water around in my mouth after every dose of ACV. Usually about a teaspoon of baking soda to a mouthful of water mixed in a small cup does the trick."
10/25/2010: Meenu from Vancouver, Bc Canada replies: "Since I've started "ACV" FRO 2 MONTHS NOW I'VE NOTICED MY TEETH R PALE YELLOW AND "ACV" MAKES ME CONSTIPATED. PLEASE ANY REMEDIES FOR BOTH THESE PROBLEMS. WHAT IS THE REACTION U R GETTING AFTER USING BAKING SODA N HOW DO U USE IT AFTER "ACV". THX N BEST REGARDS TO ALL OF U."
11/11/2010: Nuri from Tacoma, Wa, Usa replies: "Hi, sorry you feel a connection between ACV and yellow teeth. I haven't heard that problem before so perhaps there are other more complex reasons for this sighting. I have several homemade tonics which I take each day. I give you one which I use that covers the
I make this big health mixture every two days:
Start with a big pitcher or jar that will hold 40 oz or more. Pour in 32 oz of clean water
Put in 1/4 cup of Ted's magnesium/carbonated water concoction, plus 1/4 cup of organic ACV,
Plus 1/4 cup of organic unsulphered Black Strap Molasses
Cover the jar tightly and shake well. It mixes up real good. Pour yourself an 18 oz glass every morning and take 4 good swallows of it before brushing your teeth, then brush your teeth right after swallowing the tonic using nothing but baking soda to brush with. Spit and rinse, spit gain. Follow with a nice "food grade Hydrogen Peroxide 1/10 ratio mix". Slush it around for a few minutes and spit it somewhere. Then sip the mixture again every couple of hours like a little snack instead of soda pop or coffee. Then sip right before your 3 major meals and before bedtime, and brush with baking soda, rinse with peroxide mixture after each meal and before bed. The magnesium ought to take care of the constipation, if not eat a wider variety and larger quantity of garden vegetables"
11/11/2010: Nuri from Tacoma, Wa, Usa replies: "I forgot to add that the Black Strap Molasses added to this ACV, magnesium water mix is a nice way to take your Molasses everyday. Its all gooooood!"
02/13/2012: Averillh from Eastsound, Wa replies: "Swishing with baking soda or another acid-neutralizer immediately after consuming ACV is the best way to protect your teeth. Brushing your teeth directly after acidic things have gone into or come out of your mouth can further the damage to enamel since enamel is softer then."
01/03/2013: Jessie from Sacramento, California replies: "I have been a Dental Hygienist for over 12 years and.... Yes, acidic foods and drinks do cause you to lose tooth enamel. This can contribute to sensitivity to hot/cold, sweets, touch; especially if you have any gum recession that causes the roots of the teeth to be exposed. An oral environment that is acidic leads to tooth decay as well. You may also notice yellowing of the teeth because as the enamel on the tooth gets worn, the yellow dentin (the layer under the enamel) will show through more. I would suggest rinsing with a mixture of water and baking soda immediately following the ACV. This will help to neutralize the acid. Do not brush afterwards, this will cause further abrasion to already weakened enamel. Also, it is best to drink the water and ACV quickly rather than sipping it over time. Each time you drink there is an "acid attack" in your mouth that can last for 20 minutes or so. Drinking it fast will limit the exposure time of the acid on the enamel. Hope this information is helpful."
12/10/2009: Jordan from Houston, Tx: "Question, as ACV is acidic, would it be a bad idea to put some in coffee? Coffee i know, is acidic..so I was just wondering what it would do. I dont want it to ruin my teeth by having too much acid or any other part in my body."Replies
12/13/2009: Dott from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Usa replies: "Dilute your ACV with water, a couple ice cubes, and a couple crushed mint leaves..... and drink it through a straw. (Pretend it's a mint julip.) Then, brush your teeth after. Problem solved! ACV is an mild acid, but, I have heard that it is modified in the body by calcium, phosphate, magnesium and other alkalines; eventually winding up rather alkaline itself."
12/02/2011: Elysa from A, Tx replies: "Actually I saw a study saying we are not supposed to brush our teeth until 30 minutes after eating something acidic because acid apparently loosens the enamel and it's possible to brush it away.
I personally like to rinse my mouth out with plain water and then wait to brush my teeth 'til later. No more sensitive teeth while brushing! :)"
02/07/2012: Halfy from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada replies: "Do not brush teeth after anything acidic!
It's correct that the acids weaken the enamel. Brushing immediately after will eventually brush away the tooth enamel. Not brushing right away lets the enamel strengthen again. You can rinse with baking soda and water before brushing your teeth, wait at least half an hour before brushing, or just use the apple cider vinegar after brushing your teeth.
The same goes after drinking cola, orange juice, or anything else acidic."
04/27/2012: Stevie from Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa replies: "Hi! I'm new to Earth Clinic but have been doing a lot of DIY research in efforts to try to minimize the number of marketing and medical gimmicks I buy into. I've also just started taking raw ACV daily (am starting with the daily drink recipe on the Br_gg's bottle) but I also have a couple of dental concerns. When I was younger, I inherited a sweet tooth for soda and now have 8 amalgram fillings. In my teen years, after I got braces realized my teeth are really nice and got overzealous in their care. So long story short, I've learned alot of lessons in the last few months about proper oral hygeine, which I was never told, even by my dentist who consistently said, "great job. Too bad the effort is being put in after the fillings. " Firstly, yes. Please swish water after drinking anything acidic and wait at least 30- 60 minutes before you softly brush your teeth. I've even read you really only need to brush before bed if you're consciencous about your diet. (Personally, I stopped buying the household brand toothpaste and opted for some seaweed/algae toothpaste from my local Vitamin Sh_ppe. Its helped alot with my sensitivity as well as the whiteness in my teeth. ) But I've also found this website for DIY remineralizing toothpaste. Although your concern isn't remineralizing I believe it does mention that many of the respondents experienced the results you might desire: Teeth are whiter and many no longer have dental sensitivity... I fully intend to try as well as other things for my fillings.
09/30/2009: Giglez2u from Morrill, Ne, United States: "Here's the thing, I've recently adopted the acv ritual of 3tbsp acv, 16oz. glass water, 2 sometimes 3x's day. I like the taste of it, no necessary sodas or honey to add, and I find that I crave it throughout the day. I AM concerned however, about tooth sensitivity to it. I've not experienced it but have read previous posts that problems with sensitivity and softening of the enamal occurs. Is that true? Am I going to have to stop? I will admit, I am completely obsessed about my teeth and my dentist is on my speed dial! lol, Can't help it, I love to keep my smile looking its best. So, should I cut back or not worry? I've used a straw, but honestly, I don't think that works. Contact w/ teeth isn't minimal to me. Thanks in advance for any feedback."
[YEA] 10/14/2008: Veronica from South Connellsville, Pa: "I began drinking the Apple Cider Vinegar several days ago. I LOVE how I feel from taking it but my only concern was my tooth enamel since I have read so many 'warnings' on postings, articles and advice pages.
I am using a recipe that I took from this site: Green Tea with Mandarin Orange, 1 Tbsp ACV, 1 Tbsp Honey, 7 drops of concentrated Lemon Juice and 7 drops of concentrated Lime juice (steeping tea bag until desired strength is reached) ... 3 times per day.
I am getting my friend started on it and she happened to have a dentist appointment today and so she asked him about it. She told him exactly what we are drinking and he said that the amount that we are drinking won't damage our teeth any more than the sodas we drink. He said that since we are diluting it, he didn't feel that we had any problems. He suggested rinsing the mouth within 20 minutes of drinking but NEVER brushing right away because brushing after eating or drinking anything that has a lot of acid WILL DAMAGE THE TEETH. That doesn't just apply to ACV but ANYTHING that falls into this category.
Then the dentist asked "May I ask WHY you are drinking ACV?" ... so she got to share that her crazy friend is insisting that she is going to feel better after drinking it. I can't wait to prove I'm right!!! ha ha"
10/10/2008: Trudy from Massena, NY U.S.A.: "please tell everyone on the home page when drinking apple cider vinegar, to make sure to rinse the mouth out with clear water immediately following drinking to prevent any problem with teeth enamel"
[YEA] 08/29/2007: Tom from Lansford, PA: "Apple Cider Vinegar: I have been taking it for years. I read about it long ago and have been taking two tblsp every day along with other things... fish oil etc I love the taste and don't mix it. I'm 68 and have all my teeth so I don't think that's a problem."