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Apple Cider Vinegar for Health and Well Being

Last Modified on Jun 24, 2014


Apple Cider Vinegar Cures
 

Multiple Cures Reported

Approval Ratings
YEA (120)
96%
NAY (1)
1%
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (3)
2%
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)
1%

03/16/2012: Shari from Cumberland, Va: "I want to thank everyone for this site. I just discovered it last week and it is great. I started using ACV and I already see a big difference. My sinuses are better after being awful for over 20 yrs. I have had other symptoms no one could figure out and they haven't returned yet. I am so very thankful to God an to all who help this site. I read lots on this site now. I am telling lots of people about it to."

11/25/2011: Muhammad Khalid from Karachi, Pakistan: "BLOOD PRESSURE:

The potassium in ACV along with other substances makes the blood thinner and is helpful in controlling blood pressure.

CHOLESTEROL CONTROL:

Many heart attacks are caused by high fats and cholesterol in your blood. The fiber in ACV helps to absorb fats and cholesterol by expelling them from the body as waste materials.

DIABETES:

The dietary fiber in ACV is also helpful in controlling glucose levels in the blood.

ARTHRITIC PAINS:

Many suffer from this disease in the west and it is caused by the gathering of metabolic toxic waste in the tissues. In this context, ACV speeds up metabolism and excretes the toxic wastes from the tissues.

STRONG BONES:

Minerals like manganese, calcium, magnesium, silicon and iron develop bone mass and make them stronger.

YEAST INFECTIONS:

ACV is also useful for yeast infections like Candida caused by the unbalance of acid levels in the body. Making a solution of ACV in warm water and douching can help with the symptoms.

CHEST CONGESTION:

Apple cider vinegar is also useful in flu or chest congestion. Applying ACV with pepper on the chest can help relieve some of the congestion.

SORE THROAT:

If you have a sore throat, gargle with ACV mixed with water."

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[YEA]  01/28/2012: Tim from Pittsfield, Ma replies: "I had real bad acid reflux and heartburn I was taking two prilosec otc tabs a day! But still had that gnawing little pain rigth below the esophagus.. Then I tried ACV 4tbls a day mixed with water cured it all!! No more prilosec!!! AVC also cured my athletes feet and kept my feet much dryer. I'm a true believer!! "
03/26/2012: Carmen from Oriental, Nc replies: "How did you cure the athletes feet? Did you drink the ACV or put it on your feet? My husband and son have it and nothing has worked so far. Thank you!"

10/19/2011: Christine from Perth, West Australia: "In Sept, my husband found that he had 3 bladder stones 3mm, 7mm & 14mm. He immediately started drinking diluted lemon juice daily - half a lemon.

This month we went to Singapore & on the 11th bought Heinz ACV as he passed some reddish urine. Shortly after drinking about a capful with some water, we were truly amazed that he passed a small stone - like a crystal with a bit of pain. On the 14th two more stones and on the the 15th, 3 stones at one go and then a larger one later on the day all without pain. We don't know if there are still any more stones present. My husband was also diagnosed with diabetes and was prescribed with Diabex. After cutting out all soft drinks, beer & sugar his readings in 10 days dropped from 13 to 6 points - he was having the lemon juice daily. He had bad side effects with the Diabex and stopped it completely. He is in his sixties.

I too drank half a capful of Heinz vinegar and found there was a lot of pus coming out of my gums. In Perth, I used to sporadically have half a capful of Cornwall's vinegar with a tablespoon of water followed by more water, as the genuine ACV was too strong for me. I didn't find anything happening to my gums but my jeans would get very loose overnight. The same thing would happen if I took a tiny amount of virgin coconut oil on a bit of bread and also if I took a grain of coarse sea salt, let it dissolve on my tongue and then drink more water (my pants would fall below my hips). My problem is that I have never done things regularly.

Many years ago, I had read about the acv, coconut oil, salt etc. But I used to take the quantities specified by other people and would feel terrible pressure in my head and stopped. In 09, I started taking very tiny amounts and found that I had no problems. Coconut oil has helped my mother with heart burn.

One bad thing that occurred was stupidly swishing my mouth with ACV - something that I had read on another site and it corroded half my tooth!!"

[YEA]  09/22/2011: Violeta from Skopje, Macedonia: "Just to Share my experience with Apple Vinegar.

* My 8 year old son got eczema on his bought hands. I didn't try anything else so I went direct to Earth clinic web site as usually. I sprayed ACV without solution on his hands. Yes, it does burn at first, but this pain goes quickly. But he did it. In two days the eczema is completely gone from his hands.

* I used ACV for my cystitis. It was a difficult, with pain and blood. I couldn't walk, work from pain. The next day after ACV I felt healthy, I could work and be normal. I felt still some pain but the pain was not killing pain. The second day the pain is gone. The next month I had a pain to hold the urine longer. So I was running immediately to toilet because of this pain. After this month I have no any kind of pain.

* My son got some bacteria in his bladder. That made him to go to the toilet every minute but there was nothing to urine. With ACV is supper.

* I am using ACV as a cosmetic, lotion for may face skin. After ACV I put on my face skin coconut oil. ACV make the skin whiter and smooth."

[YEA]  09/05/2011: Otterley from West Palm Beach, Fl, Usa: "I'm HIV positive and I juice once a day every other day through the week.. This past week I juiced 1 Beet, a small bowl of Kale, and 2-3 Carrots, and some ginger root. I then add almost a half cup of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. ACV cuts out the earthiness of it all. (I've read some studies that say ACV can even lower HIV viral loads! I also LOVE about 3-4 tablespoons of ACV in a nice big cold glass of water.. SO good.. ~

ACV also protects against food poisoning.. I remember my grandmother telling me she knew a man growing up who would take a teaspoon of ACV before every meal. Remembering that, one night not to long ago I was out having a calamari appetizer. It tasted a little funny so I spit it right out. Then I told the waiter to bring me some vinegar as soon as he could.. I then took a teaspoon.. I've had food poisoning from seafood before.. And don't want it ever again.. It's not pretty! Lol"

[YEA]  08/28/2011: Xavier from Queens, Ny: "ACV is a great weight loss treatment. Don't expect the weight to fall off right away. You still have to eat right and get the exercise in. ACV does help on warts and boils. Take it internally and externally for best results. a little tumeric, oregano oil and tea tree oil does wonders as well."

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08/06/2013: Carolie from Vancouver, Wa replies: "What are the ratios of Avc to water?"

05/17/2011: Liz from Boston, Ma: "Stacey - The organic brand does taste different than the regular "H's" brand. The organic brand has a lighter flavor and by comparison, you'll find it tastes a little like white wine.

I loved all types of vinegar before I ever stumbled across this site (I could swig it right from the bottle if I had to... haha), and already had four different types in my pantry.

I actually prefer the taste of the stronger, non-organic ACV and strangely enough, it worked better for me in lowering my blood pressure than the organic did. Weird.

When I switched from regular ACV to the organic, my BP went back up. Guess it just depends on our individual systems."

[YEA]  05/15/2011: Stacy from East Hartford, Connecticut, Us: "I started using ACV about 4 weeks ago. I started using it for weight loss, and to help my menstral flow. I didn't know if there was a specific kind I had to buy, so I just bought the store brand. I drank it for 3 weeks, and nothing seemed to change! So I googled it, and saw that it was supossed to help with a number of different things (which it wasn't). Then I saw that it was best to use organic ACV with "the mother" in it, so I went right out and bought 2 big bottles (this was 1 week ago). Within 3 days, I noticed changes! I had so much more energy!

I am 26 with 4 children, so I am very drained all the time. I never want to do anything with my children (i.e. Take them to the park) because I am always so tired! But since have been drinking the organic ACV, we have went for walks, I've taken them to the park, and we even went in our own backyard and ran around (which we never do)! I am so much more pleased with my energy level!

The 2nd change was my skin. I never had acne, but I always had these little bumps on my chin, upper cheeks, and especially my forehead! Like I said before, I have been drinking the organic ACV for a week, and my skin feels like the skin of a baby!!!! No more little bumps, they have all vanished!

The 3rd change is my menstral flow. I hadn't gotten it for 2 months, so that is one of the reasons I originally started drinking ACV. Nothin happened with the store brand, but once I started using the organic, IT CAME!!!!!!! And I didn't get a single cramp!!!! It was like a miracle!

The final change was my stomach. All my life (before I had my children), I was 110 lbs and a size 1. I went up to a size 5 after having my 2nd child, and a size 7 after my 3rd. I was ok with that, but it was my 4th that I really gained!! After my 4th, I was a size 13/14 and 178 lbs!!!!!! My stomach was nowhere near being flat! Since I started the organic ACV, I have dropped a pant size! I am now in an 11/12! And my stomach has went down drastically!! Don't get me wrong, it is definitely not like it was after my 2nd or 3rd child, but I will say it's close! I have not weighed myself because I want to wait a few weeks. I want to see a double digit weight loss rather than a single digit. All in all, I am completely satisfied with using organic ACV wth "the mother" in it, and I would recommend it to anyone having any of the problems I had! Thanks Earth Clinic!!"

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05/15/2011: R from Denver, Co replies: "Glad to hear ACV working for you! How often and how are you taking it?"
05/16/2011: Rochelle43 from Belton, Sc replies: "PLEASE OH PLEASE TELL ME HOW AND WHEN YOU TOOK THE ACV!! :) I have _____'s organic ACV with the mother , but not sure if I should take it b4 meals or after... Or sip thruout the day??? I have read SO MANY difffernet approaches that I'm confused! I also have 4 children... But now my wt. stays around 180 and has been for 2 yrs. or so.

THANK YOU :)))) GOD BLESS

i will check back soon in hopes that you see my question"

05/16/2011: Stacy from East Hartford, Connecticut, Us replies: "They tell you to dilute it in water, but it's still too gross for me, so I drink it with Crystal Light! I mix 8 oz. of Crystal Light with 2 tbsp of ACV 3 times a day, always before I eat. I also took sugar out of my diet completely! I was never one to check the amount of calories in something before I bought it, but I have been really good about it lately. I dont buy it if it has more than 150 calories in 1 serving. Eatin smarter has a lot to do with the weight loss I think!"
05/16/2011: Liz from Boston, Ma replies: "Stacy - Yes, it's definitely about what we eat and not about the ACV alone. I took the ACV w/ water and a few drops of honey religiously - three times every day for two months and never lost an ounce. And it's not like I was stuffing my face with high fat/high calorie foods, either. I ate sensibly but still never lost weight drinking the ACV mix.

I continue to take it though, because it definitely did help lower my blood pressure.

Unfortunately, for those of us fighting the battle of the bulge, there really isn't a miracle supplement. It's the age-old 'less calories and more exercise' that actually works."

05/16/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Liz, it sounds like to me that you might profit from trying something else! I am not overweight myself, so I can't tell you whether it works but there are several books about eating fat to lose fat. I have read Trick and Treat by Barry Groves but there are others. If you have tried everything and nother worked..... I know that it is not really a possibility people think about because of all the bad publicity fat has got but in Britain that is already been changing and they are advising pregnant women to eat a full cooked English breakfast because fat is so necessary for a healthy body!"
05/16/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Please read my answer to Liz, it is not at all about counting calories! This is what we are told but then we are told so much nonsense...... Get informed!"
05/16/2011: Staceybrister from Vancouver, Wa Usa replies: "Hi :)

I'm new here and haven't quite figured this site out... But I love it, already. I wish I had something to offer now, instead I have a question. Can anyone tell me, please, does the ACV you all are using taste a lot different than the regular clear heinz stuff? I just started taking the heinz stuff, and I like the way it tastes with warm water, lemon, and honey. I spent the entire night (last night) reading here, and I am excited, and hoping to become a contributing member. Thank You!!!"

05/16/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Hi Stacy

Crystal light contains "aspartame". Please read up on the dangers of aspartame! It is very dangerous and has been implicated in such things as Parkinsons Disease, & seizures amonst others. You would be better off putting raw honey into your ACV drink (which contains many nutrients) or even stevia (a sweet herb). I am wary of anything "sugar free".

http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/aspartame.htm"

05/16/2011: Carly from Seattle , Wa - Usa replies: "Just to note - here is where I could have used a "Thumbs Up" button. ;-) I totally agree with Debbie. Aspartame is evil (mo).

Read up on it.... It is not to be put into the human body lightly. I personally would NEVER knowingly ingest it. It is poison as far as I can tell. You would be better off with a drink with sugar or honey (I use molassas myself) in it any day of the week.

Carly"

EC: Hi Carly, a thumbs up button is in progress! We're just testing it out now and troubleshooting some design issues.

05/17/2011: Liz from Boston, Ma replies: "Hi Francisca - Believe me, I am informed and I've tried "something else". I've tried pretty much everything else over the years. ;-)

I didn't advise the other poster to eliminate fats from her diet, as I know they have their place in our overall health. I said that ultimately, it's less calories and more movement that works best. And it does. If someone is eating 2, 000 calories per day (regardless of how many of those calories come from fat) and not exercising, they won't lose weight.

If they lower their calorie intake by even just a few hundred calories per day, which isn't that difficult, and do something as minimal as going for a 10 minute walk every day, they will lose weight. Drop the calories to around 1,200'ish and walk for 20-30 minutes a day and they'll lose it even faster.

As for fat intake, I include it in my diet daily (mostly healthy fats like Omega-3's, olive oil and flaxseed oil), and I typically have a couple of walnuts or a tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat toast.

I never had difficulty losing weight fairly quickly up until around age 45. I went through menopause early (at 42) and woahhh! It is SO much harder to lose weight post-meno. I'd hoped the ACV might help break the cycle - expedite things, but sadly - it did not.

But, as they say - "Getting older isn't for sissies. " I'll SAY! ;-)"

05/17/2011: Nancy from Shreveport, La replies: "To Liz from Boston: You're right getting older isn't for sissys, however, if you lower your calorie intake to 1200ish and walk 20-30 minutes a day you still will lose weight. As a matter of fact, if you lower your calories to 1000-1200/day and don't exercise you'll still lose about 1 pound a week. I did it and I'm in my 60's."
05/18/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi again Liz, as I said I have never had weight problems in my life but you are right, after the 40's it gets more difficult even if one only wants to get rid of a few pounds. I only suggested the eat fat lose fat concept (not a diet, it is just a way of eating that you keep even after you have lost the weight) because it seems to make sense to me, not because I have tried it. I think most people wouldn't think it could work but the thing is that it not only seems to work but people seem to keep the weight off quite easily. I think that the most important aspect is that you eat all the things you like most so you are not making a huge effort, therefore it is easier to stay on track.

Many experts nowadays don't believe at all in counting calories also because many people end up not getting enough nutrients and that is not a good thing. I often see thin women who look like they are starving themselves to death. I believe they see themselves as being more beautiful that way but to be honest I am not sure most people who see them think the same. And if you don't get enough nutrients you might indeed lose weight but your health will suffer, just think about your skin, your hair, your bones..... Well, just my opinion anyway and on the top of everything else the opinion of someone who doesn't have the same problem!"

05/18/2011: Liz from Boston, Ma replies: "Nancy - That's pretty much what I said. ;-)"
[YEA]  05/18/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "For Staceybrister from Vancouver,

There is a difference taste, imo, the ACV has a milder taste and rarely does the scent/fumes go up my nose when I drink it, compared to the distilled Heinz vinegar which has always given me a 'kick' and once I developed a headache from it, I stopped and switched to the ACV. You also have more nutritional benefits from the ACV. You can certainly Google for a list of ACV benefits, and come up with a lot of info. HTH."

[YEA]  04/13/2011: Calvintage from San Diego, Ca: "I have used ACV for a nasty sinus infection, cleared it up wonderfully so that I didn't have to use antibiotics. I have used it while pregnant and breastfeeding to improve my recovery time with a cold, or to avoid getting one while my children had one.

I have used it for the same reasons for the children, as young as 3... A small amount 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp, with plenty of honey in hot water... If I give them a straw they will drink it up and are now used to it.

I used it also for my 3 year old's eczema. She had a mild case, on legs, from 9 months - 3 years. I just put it on with a cotton swab, maybe I put a bandage over, I forget. She said it stings, but a few minutes after, it would stop itching. I think it was gone in 3 days and never came back.

I also want to say I have taken it while breastfeeding with no noticeable difference in my baby's burpiness or spitting up or fussiness. I have been cautious not to take it to frequently in case it effects the amount of milk I make, or makes me lose weight, which I don't want to do while nursing.

I also have taken it daily when not nursing as an energy drink. (hot with honey) It works as well as coffee but without the jitters.

I also have used it on a cotton swab on my face, makes it glow! I told that to my sister who had been getting expensive acne medication, she stopped using that when she found how good ACV works on her skin... She has been using it now for over a year with excellent results. I love ACV!"

[YEA]  02/26/2011: Suzanne from Los Angeles, Calif/usa: "I had read that drinking apple cider vinegar is good for your bones, that the vinegar prevented oxidation (as in brittle bones)also there was a whole page of the benefits that one will reap drinking 1 tablespoon of vinegar everyday. well all I can say is that it changed my body (internally)for the better, I do not think that there is enough space to describe everything, also the artritis in my hands, the pain, swelling is no more."

[YEA]  02/12/2011: Myrna from Pasig, Philippines: "For years I have problem w/ my bowel movement and experience constipation for years. After doing some research about ACV I tried taking it first thing in the morning when my stomach is empty 1tbsp ACV and 1 tbsp honey after several days I notice that I have my bowel movement regularly my acid influx is gone and my stomach is no longer bloated compared before. Thanks for the stuff. I use organic ACV with the mother. I hope it can help some who have problems the same as me."

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02/14/2011: Dallas from Amesbury, Ma, Usa replies: "Myrna, did you add any water to this?"

11/18/2010: Joyce from Lansdowne, Pa: "I was taking Nexium for acid reflux. The ACV really helped me better than the Nexium. When I am having an episode I take 1 tsp in 8 ozs water and immediate relief. I also noticed that my chronic yeast infections are less. I am also taking probiotics and using oreganol oil (5 drops in my juice in the morning). I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss."

[YEA]  09/30/2010: Rich from Tampa, Fl: "I have had at least one sinus infection each year for the past 10 years. Every year it got so bad I had to go to the doctor and every year the doctor prescribed antibiotics. This year I got two infections, one in February and one in September. Both times I decided to drink apple cider vinegar with OJ and honey. I also boiled water with ACV, ginger, garlic, peppermint oil, and oregano. As God is my witness it started to get better immediately and it was better in two or three days.

I also had a stomach virus in February and took ACV for my nausea. I took it for 5 days and after the 5th day I was reading that ACV was good for high blood pressure. For the last 10 years I have very high blood pressure and refused to take medication. I decided to take my blood pressure , I was very skeptical that it would help but again as God is my witness it was 120 over 80. I stopped taking ACV and when I had to take a two part government physical it was very high again. I started taking it again and within two days it went down twenty points."

09/12/2010: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand : "Last year, I was taking ACV with garlic, and honey... First My Sinuses, cleared up within a week, next my left ear which has been deaf for 15 years started to crackle, and three weeks later I could hear stereo again. My back and knees cleared up about a month later... I thought that since I'm on a roll I'll Take some vitamins via a fizzy baroca... Ten days later watching the Television I noticed that I was having trouble focusing.. So I took my glasses off. I swear to you that I could see so clearly I was in shock. So stupid me stopped everything, and two weeks later I was wearing glasses again. So from then on I started the Baroca.. And the apple cider vinegar and honey without the garlic.. But I got such a sore mouth, I ran to my medic book which said if you are taking vitamin supplements stop! I did and along with yogurt the soreness went. I resumed the ACV and honey but left the garlic out of the mix... I've been taking garlic on my evening meal. I've just started back on the ACV honey plus garlic.. And am taking a tbs. of molasses.. So will keep you posted. I'm 64 years of age and haven't felt so well.. I have also been taking a portion of tuna or Salmon everyday.. Thats to make sure all the 72 essential nutrients are present. I got that from Truehealth.org.. What they say makes sense."

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09/13/2010: Larryk from Fairfax, Va, Usa replies: "For your sinuses and hearing improvement, how much of the ACV/honey/garlic mixture did you take per day? Also, what are the proportions of each ingredient? Do you add water or juice to the mixture. Thanks."
01/03/2011: Dan from Myrtle Beach, Sc, Usa replies: "Wow... I feel your pain. You are trying so hard to isolate what is working. ACV has helped my a lot, but quitting caffeine has had the most dramatic effect on my life- My adrenals, nervous system, sleep and immune system are much improved, which has made me feel VERY rested, focused and full of vitality so far. Its a very tough addiction though, and you can't quit cold turkey. I kept drinking a cup of coffee less each week, and I still had bad headaches and withdrawal symptoms, but now I can feel a huge benefit for having done so!"

08/04/2010: Tish from North York, Ontario, Canada: "HELLO EVERYONE, I'VE BEEN USING ACV AND OVCO FOR THE PAST MONTH AND ALL I CAN SAY IS I FEEL GREAT. I HAD THIS CRAVING FOR SWEETS! COULD NOT STOP MYSELF(NOW I THINK COULD IT BE CANDIDA?)AFTER A MONTH I NO LONGER CRAVE FOR SWEETS. MY JOINTS DON'T HURT THE WAY THEY USE TO, I'VE MORE ENERGY, MY PANTS WHICH WERE TIGHT-NOW I HAVE TO USE A BELT!! I'M HAPPY AND I THANK GOD FOR DIRECTING ME TO EC! PS. FOR THE PAST WEEK MY SCALP IS ITCHING, I READ HERE THAT IT COULD BE BECAUSE OF ACV?? ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED. THANKYOU EC."


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